Fed up with fast-fashion and mindless shopping? So was Inger. By committing to a 12-month shop-stop, she delves into the polarizing world of fast-fashion and returns with a bunch of questions. Why do we think shopping is the ultimate female bonding experience? Are people who don´t shop super boring? Considering that the planet is running out of natural resources, should we only shop at ethical stores? And how come everyone always says ´´I have nothing to wear´´ when in the history of the world we´ve never owned more clothes than we do today? Part memoir, part series of unscientific observations, How Do I Look? demystifies shopping and calls for a redefinition of what it means to be a conscious consumer in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Wolken. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085511/bk_acx0_085511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Keep your hormones, especially insulin, in ´´the zone´´! Simple Dieting Made Easier with This Book! The main aim of the zone diet is to eat in such a way that hormone imbalance and hence inflammation are avoided. By doing that, weight gain can be instantly stopped, and the excessive accumulated pounds can slowly melt away. Calorie counting Calorie burning Food groups Complex and simple foods These are just a few terms that pop up whenever you open a book that deals with weight loss and healthy living. To the average Joe/Jane, this all sounds like complicated scientific jargon. Average people like you and me are not walking, talking encyclopedias. We do not have search engines inside our heads with which we can look up the calories of any food within seconds. Instead, in daily life ,we are left confused as to what to eat and what to avoid. Not with the zone diet, though! This diet was specifically developed keeping this social problem in mind. It takes the guesswork out of meal planning. Every food that you can think of is characterized into zones, so you can just pick and eat. No real effort involved. Weight loss was never so easy! Sounds interesting? Find out more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher A Leonard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049756/bk_acx0_049756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How Do I Look?:The Year I Stopped Shopping. Auflage 1 Inger D. Kenobi
The Year of Less:How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store Hay House, Inc. Cait Flanders
When they met earlier at the mall, his ex-wife´s mother said she was tired of Christmas shopping and needed a drink to unwind and relax. Vic didn´t know it yet, but the lovely older lady wanted much more than a vodka tonic with a former son-in-law, a real horny guy who never stopped lusting for the still nice, 58-year-old body of his former mother-in-law. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D B Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067902/bk_acx0_067902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I couldn´t remember feeling this sexy in years, and it was a feeling I was truly enjoying. I strutted down the hallway and right up to the corner of the wall that would open up to the dining room where the boys sat. Bess stopped me and got in front of me. ´´Boys, might I have your attention please,´´ Bess spoke with great flair. ´´Allow me to present Santa´s naughty helper, the incredibly sexy Trinity!´´ She gave a small bow and stepped aside, putting me in full view of the group. Most of the guys just sat stunned, staring at me. But John jumped to his feet and hustled toward me. ´´Trinny you look amazing!´´ he drooled. I smiled at my husband´s warm praise and was about to thank him, but Bess wasn´t done. ´´I ask you fine gentlemen, have any of you ever seen a finer specimen of the female form?´´ I was so embarrassed! But I was also incredibly turned on. ´´Look at her perfectly pert breasts and long sexy legs.´´ Bess spun me around and slapped a hand across my ass. ´´And look at this amazing little heart shaped ass. Doesn´t it make you want to sink your teeth into it? Eh boys?´´ When Bess finally stopped showing me off like a diamond on the home shopping network, I giggled then leaned in and kissed her firmly on the lips. Then suddenly everything went berserk. Bess started kissing me back, hot and passionate. When she started to pull away, I grabbed her and pulled her right back to me and kissed her even more fervent than before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Wolfe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048039/bk_acx0_048039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On June 5, 1989, a petrifying procession of Type 59 tanks with bright red stars emblazoned on the sides rolled down the eerily vacant streets of Chang´an Avenue, headed towards Tiananmen Square. Photographer Jeff Widener, along with the disorderly rabble of the media, public, and protesters, watched with bated breath, some from the sidelines, and some from the windows of buildings and nearby establishments. Suddenly, the buzz of panic turned into a chorus of disbelieving gasps. A man by his lonesome, dressed in a white cotton blouse and a pair of black slacks, casually strolled into the street, two shopping bags swinging in hand. Some were bewildered by the thought of the man foolishly attempting to cross the road at the worst possible time, but when this man deliberately stopped in the path of the tanks, there was a beat of stunned silence. The man, perhaps unaware of the thousands of eyes fixated on him, coolly stared down the tanks as their treads slowly grinded to a halt, one at a time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095162/bk_acx0_095162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An exposé of pseudoscientific myths about our evolutionary past and how we should live today. We evolved to eat berries rather than bagels, to live in mud huts rather than condos, to sprint barefoot rather than play football - or did we? Are our bodies and brains truly at odds with modern life? Although it may seem as though we have barely had time to shed our hunter-gatherer legacy, biologist Marlene Zuk reveals that the story is not so simple. Popular theories about how our ancestors lived - and why we should emulate them - are often based on speculation, not scientific evidence. Armed with a razor-sharp wit and brilliant, eye-opening research, Zuk takes us to the cutting edge of biology to show that evolution can work much faster than was previously realized, meaning that we are not biologically the same as our caveman ancestors. Contrary to what the glossy magazines would have us believe, we do not enjoy potato chips because they crunch just like the insects our forebears snacked on. And women don’t go into shoe-shopping frenzies because their prehistoric foremothers gathered resources for their clans. As Zuk compellingly argues, such beliefs incorrectly assume that we’re stuck - finished evolving - and have been for tens of thousands of years. She draws on fascinating evidence that examines everything from adults’ ability to drink milk to the texture of our ear wax to show that we’ve actually never stopped evolving. From debunking the caveman diet to unraveling gender stereotypes, Zuk delivers an engrossing analysis of widespread paleofantasies and the scientific evidence that undermines them, all the while broadening our understanding of our origins and what they can really tell us about our present and our future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Darrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012336/bk_adbl_012336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My Kid Is an Asshole, and So Is My Dog -- a comedic look at the drama of raising a teenage girl I just returned from the mall after school shopping with my soon-to-be sophomore and her friend. I now understand why fathers opt to go camping, roll around in elk urine, and shit in a hole rather than go to the mall three days before school starts. As if the crowds weren´t bad enough, my girl decided to wear a flannel that hung lower than her shorts, making it appear that she was walking around naked from the waist down. She was flocked by sales people, who, I am sure, were calculating their commissions in their heads. I mean, why not? Everybody wants to help the girl who arrives pant-less. Obviously, she needs clothes. We´re not home half an hour and the vodka I poured for myself is only half gone when she yells down from her room, ´´Mom, have you seen my push up bra? Maybe we need to go back to the mall.´´ It´s the moments like these where I´m convinced raising a teen is bullshit, and I wonder if we´ll ever come out on the other side even speaking to one another. Pass the vodka. There aren´t enough warnings in the world for raising teenage girls. Although my mom swears my daughter takes after me, so it´s karma. Is it karma that I´ve got two barking dogs? It must be. Have you ever heard a shiu-tzu bark? I have. Over and over. They think they´re coyotes. I swear. And right now, they´re wrestling over some stuffed animal, which is surely about to fling open, so I can pick up little beads all over the carpet while drinking my vodka. No wait. They stopped. One of them had to drag its ass across the floor. Epic. It´s in the little moments where I earn my parenting badges—the faded stretch marks. Ruff, ruff! If this is my karma for being such an asshole to my mom, maybe we can get through this too. And if she pays attention in English, instead of scouting for a prom date, she can learn to write her own book—the sequel to this: My Mom Is an Asshole, but Not My Dog.