Now available in paperback?a provocative new look at biology, evolution, and human behavior ?as disturbing [as it is] fascinating? (Publishers Weekly). Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers female? Why aren?t there more women on death row? Why do so many male politicians ruin their careers with sex scandals? Why and how do we really fall in love? This engaging book uses the latest research from the field of evolutionary psychology to shed light on why we do the things we do?from life plans to everyday decisions. With a healthy disregard for political correctness, Miller and Kanazawa reexamine the fact that our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission? an inescapable human nature that actually stopped evolving about 10,000 years ago.
An intimate glimpse of the artistry of two women whose beautiful, evocative, and carefully curated interiors are crafted from what they find around them. Zoe Ellison and Alex Legendre have created a beautiful shopping and interiors experience with their unique store i gigi - a haven of beautiful gifts and unique pieces for your home. The muted, earthy colour palette is chic and modern and yet utterly timeless, allowing their pieces to fit seamlessly into any home. In this, their first book, they share their secrets and open their hearts as they describe the journey they have taken, what makes them tick and their philosophy, friendship, inspirations, ideas and interiors. i gigi is a destination store, selling the idea of a beautiful yet practical and achievable lifestyle. Their interiors feature reclaimed and revamped pieces and rooms that have been created on a shoestring. With stunning photography throughout, this is a truly fascinating look into their world.
This cheeky seek and find features illustrated scenes from the life of a modern gal-from brunch with friends to shopping for succulents-with clever and funny challenges on every page. Lenny Letter contributor Sally Nixon combines the nostalgia of visual puzzles with smart, contemporary content for a fresh and charming gift.
A compilation of stories and events from my life, this memoir will give you an inside look at a seemingly perfect life. While online my life may appear to be a dream come true - full of traveling, shopping, parties, and exotic cars - there is a whole other side that I have yet to tell. From my early childhood to college and beyond, Professionally Provocative covers the darkest moments of my past as well as my aspirations and hopes for the future.
Mit einem gut ausgeklügelten Plan war das Juweliergeschäft in der Shopping City in Queens von zwei Ganoven ausgeraubt worden. Die Manhattan Mutual Life Insurance, bei der der Juwelier versichert war, beauftragt den Privatdetektiv Bount Reiniger, den geraubten Schmuck wiederzubeschaffen ? immerhin ist er eineinhalb Millionen Dollar wert. Aber auch der erfolglose Schnüffler Teddy Doyle hängt sich in die Sache, da er eine fette Prämie und eine Menge Publicity wittert, falls es ihm gelang, die Juwelen zu finden. Das hätte er besser dem erfahreneren Detektiv Bount Reiniger überlassen, denn weil Doyle in Hehlerkreisen so viel Staub aufwirbelt, will man ihm jetzt ans Leder ...
The original What Not to Wear from one of fashion´s most enduringly stylish women ... Written by French style guru Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, Elegance is a classic style bible for timeless chic, grace, and poise -- every tidbit of advice today´s woman could possibly need, all at the tips of her (perfectly manicured) fingers.From Accessories to Zippers, Madame Dariaux imparts her pearls of wisdom on all things fashion-related -- and also offers advice on other crucial areas in life from shopping with girlfriends (don´t) to marriage and sex.
Here are forty-six contemporary image-makers who are noted for their candid depictions of life on the streets and in the subways, at shopping malls and movie theaters, on beaches and in parks. Included are luminaries such as Magnum members Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, and Alex Webb (who are still ´´seeing what is invisible to others,´´ as Robert Frank put it), along with an international group of emerging photographers whose individual biographies illuminate the stories behind their pictures of New York, Tokyo, Delhi, or Dakar. Four thought-provoking essays and a global conversation between leading street photographers explore the compelling and often controversial issues in the genre. A select bibliography and a resource section for aspiring street photographers complete the book. 300+ full-color photographs
True love isn´t always about the big romantic gestures. Sometimes it´s about sympathising with someone whose tea has gone cold, watching TV and sharing a quilt, or allowing your partner to order take-away pizza again. When two people move in together, it soon becomes apparent that the little things mean an awful lot. The throwaway moments in life become meaningful when you spend them in the company of someone you love. Soppy is Philippa Rice´s collection of comics based on real-life moments with her boyfriend. From grocery shopping to silly arguments and snuggling in front of the television, Soppy captures the universal experience of sharing a life together.
This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt´s Nova Scotia remains the most comprehensive guide available to this increasingly popular region of eastern Canada. New direct flights from the UK make visiting easier than ever before, helping to fuel the growth of tourist numbers to the many new distilleries and wineries, all of which are covered in this new edition. Virtually surrounded by the sea, the region boasts 4,600 miles of coastline, superb seafood, a rich folklore, quiet roads and a wealth of outdoor pursuits. Travelling here feels like going back to a time when life´s pleasures were simpler: shopping at a Farmers´ Market or a roadside fruit stall, buying lobster fresh off the boat at the wharf, or photographing the lighthouse by the old fishing village. What´s more, it´s not hard to get off the beaten track here.