Alpina Publisher has published a book by marketing expert Rohit Bhargava, Always Eat With Your Left Hand, in which he gives absurd but actually working tips on how to increase your own effectiveness. Life around publishes a chapter on how to get the most out of your own procrastination.
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Translated from English by Elizabeth Birger Sinbad Publishing House, 2014 During the Second World War, a special group of art historians was created in the Allied army to protect cultural monuments and works of art from inevitable destruction. Initially, the main task of the Department of Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives was the preservation of the architectural heritage - its few soldiers landed in Normandy with a ready list of 200+ small objects.
Publisher: M: "AST" 2014 As a writer Narine Abgaryan started in blogs, and, like many other bloggers, she was best known for her ability to write easily - witty, slightly sentimental and deliberately toothless. Children almost always become its heroes, and the stories themselves are closer to that of children's prose that adults secretly revere: the funny adventures of little Manyuni, comic stories from the life of the serious five-year-old Semyon Andreich, for which, by the way, the writer won the Baby award last year -NOSE.
Publisher: Edition of Elena Shubina, 2014 From Alexei Ivanov, you can wait as long as you like for the new "Geographer" - it is already clear that these expectations are in vain. Instead of the role of the main Russian writer, in recent years he has been much closer to the role of the main Russian local historian. But both the Perm Territory and the Chusovaya River fall into his field of attention for a reason: in the history of the Russian hinterland, Ivanov manages to see further about the “Russian path” than his eyes reach from the capital.
St. Petersburg: Ivan Limbaha Publishing House, 2014 At night, in one of the taverns of the Chilean town of Pampa Union, drunken miners start an argument - who will remember more names of a female intimate place. The miners are cheerful and only in the morning raised good money at the races - by the morning, obviously, not a penny remains. Stopping at thirteen names of female charms, they promise everyone who will name more a bottle of English cognac.
Don't look for a recipe for success. You don't need books to succeed. True. You already know everything you need: set goals, work hard, don't back down and don't give up until you get what you want. You can repeat it even in a dream. I know something about that! I know how to succeed. I was expelled from the university twice.
Corpus Publishing House, 2014 It is very easy to imagine this book filmed, and the rights have long been bought. Like any decent action, the entire film would consist of chases and fights fragmentarily interconnected. Here is Stalin - plays him, say Casey Affleck with painted eyebrows - leads an unarmed crowd to storm the prison, here he jumps out of the window of another mistress, escapes from the secret police or, pretending to be a journalist suffering from freedom of speech, Vissarionovich, crosses the border of Sweden, here he is argues with friends at underground gatherings, secretly marries at night with a pretty young seamstress, writes enthusiastic poems about Georgian nature, flees home from Siberian exile, at the head of his own gang, rob banks and trains, smuggles through mountains of donkeys, laden with anti-government leaflets, and in an instant, at first glance, snatches the traitor from the disordered Bolshevik ranks: "Bastard!
Publisher: Ad Marginem, 2014 Kievite Alexei Nikitin could be remembered from his first novels - "Mahjong" and "Istemi." For a year, he has been walking in shadow over long lists of literary prizes. From the first books, Nikitin felt for his main theme, the temporal coordinate of his prose - this is the very mid-80s, the last moment of the existence of the Soviet empire, when everything froze, then to collapse and scatter into hundreds of fragments.
Publishing house "ABC Premium", 2014 The book has already been published in Russian translation, and more than once. True, it was in those blissful nineties, when everything that we missed in the twentieth century was translated into Russian, published in small editions and lost forever. So the novel of one of the most famous and certainly the most deserved postmodernists of the last century was buried under the avalanche of other publications of the giant Exmo.
Publisher: AST, 2014 Zakhar Prilepin spent three and a half years on his latest novel, The Abode. This is not so much on a global scale - for example, Donna Tartt, the last Pulitzer Prize winner, writes her books for ten years, and it turns out better for her than for Prilepin - but for a writer who drives speakers into glossy magazines he can I tried to say.
Communication Diet When it comes to food decisions, we know for sure that a diet full of sugar, fatty foods, and unnecessary carbohydrates is detrimental to our body. All diets imply a nutrition plan and willpower to stick to. Interpersonal interactions also require planning and an organized approach.
When it’s not worth the hypocrite In my life, it happened more than once that I spent months or even years on projects that simply had no future. Last but not least, I wasted tremendous efforts because I did not hear honest reviews about my work. It happened like this: thanks to timely, frank criticism, I quickly changed course and avoided intense and unnecessary work in time.
Our studies have shown that for many consumers the opportunity to buy a coveted fashionable wardrobe item at a low price generates the same surge in the brain as winning a lottery or even inhaling a cocaine path. When a bargain comes into the view of a research participant, we usually observe the activity of high-frequency beta waves in the front lobes of his brain.
Publisher: AST, 2014 Tomorrow the book “Dear Revision” is published - the true story of Lenta.ru told by its creators. Life around publishes a chapter from a book written by Galina Timchenko, editor-in-chief of Lenta from 2004 to 2014. Galina Timchenko Editor, 1997-2000 - employee of the Publishing House Kommersant; From 1999 to 2014 she worked in the "Ribbon.
Takeoff Six seconds to start. The engines started, and we were pushed forward under the influence of this new powerful force applied to the ship, which first tilted slightly to the side, and then again stretched vertically into a string. At this moment in the cab there is a powerful vibration and a loud noise. The sensation, as if a huge dog grabbed us with its jaws and trembles, and then, pacified by a giant invisible master, spat out us right in the sky, away from Earth.
The essence of the experiments It all started in the 1960s. I and my students from Stanford University conducted experiments with children of preschool age, during which the kids faced a difficult dilemma. We invited them to choose between one reward (for example, marshmallows), which they could receive immediately, and a larger one (two marshmallows), which they would have to wait up to 20 minutes.
Why economists have not noticed the crisis The crisis of the late 2000s is often perceived as a failure, a defeat for our political and financial institutions. Obviously, this was indeed a huge defeat from an economic point of view. Even in 2011, four years after the official start of the Great Recession, the US economy was operating at $ 800 billion below its production potential.
Immediately after graduation, I began my career in the corporate finance department of an investment bank. And in the first month I experienced a real shock: I had to work every day from nine in the morning until nine in the evening, regularly stay until eleven in the evening, often stay in the office all night, coming home only in the morning to take a shower and run back to work.
We became the first generation to cultivate sports. The previous ones, right up to the generation of our parents, were not so. They did not need this. People just led a more active lifestyle. Among them there were more workers and farmers, they were surrounded by fewer different mechanisms and vehicles.
Why Perfectionism Is Danger In a way, society encourages perfectionism. We can regularly stay in the office until midnight to complete a specific project or succeed in the work as a whole. Or we dream about the figure of a supermodel or superhero. Or we’re climbing over the average expectations for our children to enter a prestigious university.
Other people's desires Families, communities, and even entire cultures in which we are all brought up, overwhelm us with our expectations. Sometimes these settings scream like billboards: "Marry. Make money. Buy a house." And sometimes they are veiled - and quietly sneak into us. And they remain. Usually we forget how and when we got the settings, what to do with our life - just like we forget when we learned to eat with a fork or not to write to bed.