Learn about trade embargoes with iMinds Money´s insightful fast knowledge series. Trade embargoes are a form of economic sanction that can be used against another nation. A trade embargo restricts trade with a nation. This may involve banning the import and export of only a few goods, such as armaments, or may encompass a wider range of goods. Embargoes are usually employed to apply pressure to a nation that has or will engage in actions undesirable to the body applying the sanction. Simply put, they are an economic means of applying political pressure. They are a common method for forwarding foreign policy and for enforcing international law. When applied as such, they are often the first sanction applied against an offending nation where subsequent sanctions may lead towards physical conflict. Embargoes and other economic sanctions have been used throughout history to varying degrees. During the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century, France embargoed most European trade with Britain. During this time, America also embargoed trade with both England and France after these nations attempted to prevent America´s trade with the other. The American Embargo Act of 1807, however, was more damaging to America´s own economy. It was lifted and eventually replaced with a trade embargo on England alone. This precipitated the War of 1812 between America and England. iMinds will hone your financial knowledge with its insightful series looking at topics related to Money, Investment and Finance.. whether an amateur or specialist in the field, iMinds targeted fast knowledge series will whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.iMinds unique fast-learning modules as seen in the Financial Times, Wired, Vogue, Robb Report, Sky News, LA Times, Mashable and many others... the future of general knowledge acquisition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sophie Knapp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000227/bk_imnd_000227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about Gold Trading with iMinds Money´s insightful fast knowledge series. Gold trading is the investment in and trading of gold as a commodity. It is similar to trading in other commodities such as oil or wood, though there are factors that differentiate it. Gold has represented money and wealth for millennia in different forms. In the present day, we are able to freely own and trade gold in various forms, from gold bars to shares in gold mining companies. Previous economic systems, however, relied directly on gold as a measure of their currency. These systems affect certain aspects of trading in this commodity even now. The notes and coins in your wallet now are termed ´´fiat money”. This means that the government declares them to have worth. The adoption of this form of money is relatively recent in history. Previously, representative money was commonly used. Paper money represented an amount of gold and could be exchanged at a bank for this specie. This was the gold standard (or gold exchange standard) systemiMinds will hone your financial knowledge with its insightful series looking at topics related to Money, Investment and Finance.. whether an amateur or specialist in the field, iMinds targeted fast knowledge series will whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds will hone your financial knowledge with its insightful series looking at topics related to Money, Investment and Finance.. whether an amateur or specialist in the field, iMinds targeted fast knowledge series will whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.iMinds unique fast-learning modules as seen in the Financial Times, Wired, Vogue, Robb Report, Sky News, LA Times, Mashable and many others.. the future of general knowledge acquisition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sophie Knapp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000210/bk_imnd_000210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about Foreign Currency Exchange with iMinds Money´s insightful fast knowledge series. Foreign currency exchange is the transaction of monetary business between two different countries. When conducting any business, participants must eventually be paid in the currency of their own country, regardless off whether the business is domestic or international. As a result, the exchange of foreign currency is an integral part of international business.A key aspect to foreign currency exchange is the rate of exchange between two different currencies. The ‘exchange rate’ is the value of foreign currency that can be obtained with one unit of the domestic currency. It is in a constant state of change. Economic growth can lead to a rise in the exchange rate. High interest rates can attract foreign investment, causing a rise in the exchange rate. Conversely, if inflation is higher domestically than overseas, increasing prices and falling demand for exports can lead to a fall in the exchange rate. This makes foreign currency exchange very complicated. iMinds will hone your financial knowledge with its insightful series looking at topics related to Money, Investment and Finance.. whether an amateur or specialist in the field, iMinds targeted fast knowledge series will whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds will hone your financial knowledge with its insightful series looking at topics related to Money, Investment and Finance.. whether an amateur or specialist in the field, iMinds targeted fast knowledge series will whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.iMinds unique fast-learning modules as seen in the Financial Times, Wired, Vogue, Robb Report, Sky News, LA Times, Mashable and many others.. the future of general knowledge acquisition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sophie Knapp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000208/bk_imnd_000208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the Eurozone with iMinds Money´s insightful fast knowledge series. The Eurozone, known officially as the Euro-area and sometimes as Euroland, is a collection of countries that have adopted the Euro as their national currency. As of 2010, 16 countries replaced their national currency with the Euro. As members of the European Union and the European Monetary Union, they have ceded control of their monetary systems to Central European Bank. The Eurozone comprises of a population of 330 million and has a 15.2% share of global gross domestic product as of 2009. This makes it the second largest economy worldwide after the United States. There are still several members of the European Union who have not adopted the euro as their national currency. This is due to these countries not having met the strict requirements for economic integration. In the case of Denmark and the United Kingdom, opt-out agreements allow the continued use of a national currency despite EU membership. There are also non-EU states that have adopted the euro as both official and unofficial national currencies, though they are not considered a part of the Eurozone. iMinds will hone your financial knowledge with its insightful series looking at topics related to Money, Investment and Finance.. whether an amateur or specialist in the field, iMinds targeted fast knowledge series will whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds unique fast-learning modules as seen in the Financial Times, Wired, Vogue, Robb Report, Sky News, LA Times, Mashable and many others... the future of general knowledge acquisition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sophie Knapp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000205/bk_imnd_000205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Longlisted for the Women´s Prize for Fiction ´´An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down.´´ -Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You ´´Easily the funniest book I´ve read this year.´´ -GQ A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings. At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan´s friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin´s summer in Europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer. With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, mordant wit, and pitch-perfect style, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood. Her prose is a rare and inimitable combination of tenderness and wisdom; its logic as natural and inscrutable as that of memory itself. The Idiot is a heroic yet self-effacing reckoning with the terror and joy of becoming a person in a world that is as intoxicating as it is disquieting. Batuman´s fiction is unguarded against both life´s affronts and its beauty--and has at its command the complete range of thinking and feeling which they entail. Named one the best books of the year by Refinery29 ? Mashable One ? Elle Magazine ? The New York Times ? Bookpage ? Vogue ? NPR ? Buzzfeed ?The Millions
NPR Best Book of 2017 Winner of the 2017 Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism ´´This is the best book about the Beatles ever written´´ -Mashable Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them. Dreaming the Beatles is not another biography of the Beatles, or a song-by-song analysis of the best of John and Paul. It isn´t another exposé about how they broke up. It isn´t a history of their gigs or their gear. It is a collection of essays telling the story of what this ubiquitous band means to a generation who grew up with the Beatles music on their parents´ stereos and their faces on T-shirts. What do the Beatles mean today? Why are they more famous and beloved now than ever? And why do they still matter so much to us, nearly fifty years after they broke up? As he did in his previous books, Love is a Mix Tape, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, and Turn Around Bright Eyes, Sheffield focuses on the emotional connections we make to music. This time, he focuses on the biggest pop culture phenomenon of all time-The Beatles. In his singular voice, he explores what the Beatles mean today, to fans who have learned to love them on their own terms and not just for the sake of nostalgia. Dreaming the Beatles tells the story of how four lads from Liverpool became the world´s biggest pop group, then broke up-but then somehow just kept getting bigger. At this point, their music doesn´t belong to the past-it belongs to right now. This book is a celebration of that music, showing why the Beatles remain the world´s favorite thing-and how they invented the future we´re all living in today.
NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Buzzfeed - The Wall Street Journal - The Millions - Southern Living - Bustle - Esquire - Entertainment Weekly - Nylon - Mashable ´´Cassaras´s propulsive and profound first novel, finding one´s home in the world-particularly in a subculture plagued by fear and intolerance from society-comes with tragedy as well as extraordinary personal freedom.´´ -- Esquire A gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and ´90s, inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning It´s 1980 in New York City, and nowhere is the city´s glamour and energy better reflected than in the burgeoning Harlem ball scene, where seventeen-year-old Angel first comes into her own. Burned by her traumatic past, Angel is new to the drag world, new to ball culture, and has a yearning inside of her to help create family for those without. When she falls in love with Hector, a beautiful young man who dreams of becoming a professional dancer, the two decide to form the House of Xtravaganza, the first-ever all-Latino house in the Harlem ball circuit. But when Hector dies of AIDS-related complications, Angel must bear the responsibility of tending to their house alone. As mother of the house, Angel recruits Venus, a whip-fast trans girl who dreams of finding a rich man to take care of her; Juanito, a quiet boy who loves fabrics and design; and Daniel, a butch queen who accidentally saves Venus´s life. The Xtravaganzas must learn to navigate sex work, addiction, and persistent abuse, leaning on each other as bulwarks against a world that resists them. All are ambitious, resilient, and determined to control their own fates, even as they hurtle toward devastating consequences. Told in a voice that brims with wit, rage, tenderness, and fierce yearning, The House of Impossible Beauties is a tragic story of love, family, and the dynamism of the human spirit.
Learn about sovereign debt with iMinds Money´s insightful fast knowledge series. Sovereign debt is the debt of a country or government. This debt is usually comprised of bonds issued by the government. Sovereign debt can be contrasted with government debt. Government debt is when bonds are issued in a nation’s own currency. Therefore, this debt is mostly created within a country’s own economic boundaries. Sovereign debt, however, is created from bonds issued in foreign currencies or through loans from international financial institutions. The total of debts owed to both domestic and foreign lenders is known as national debt. National debt issued to both domestic and foreign parties is typically issued via bonds. A bond is basically an IOU. The investor will lend money to the government and the government will, at some point, repay the investor. The bond states the specific date that it will mature, that is, when it will be repaid, and the rate of interest the bond will accrue. Bonds, while different in many ways, are similar to stocks in that they are able to be traded. Bonds tend to be issued only by large corporate bodies or governments, due to the risk of the issuer not being able to repay the bond once it matures. iMinds will hone your financial knowledge with its insightful series looking at topics related to Money, Investment and Finance.. whether an amateur or specialist in the field, iMinds targeted fast knowledge series will whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.iMinds unique fast-learning modules as seen in the Financial Times, Wired, Vogue, Robb Report, Sky News, LA Times, Mashable and many others.. the future of general knowledge acquisition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sophie Knapp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000224/bk_imnd_000224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
En su nueva y esperada novela, John Green, el aclamado y premiado autor de Bajo la misma estrella y Buscando a Alaska, nos cuenta la historia de Aza con una claridad desgarradora e inquebrantable. Una brillante historia sobre el amor, la resiliencia y el poder de la amistad para toda la vida. Aza nunca tuvo intención de investigar el misterio del multimillonario fugitivo Russell Pickett. Pero hay una recompensa de cien mil dólares en juego y su mejor y más intrépida amiga, Daisy, no está dispuesta a dejarla escapar. Así, juntas, recorrerán la corta distancia y las enormes diferencias que les separan del hijo de Russell Pickett, Davis. Aza lo está intentando. Trata de ser una buena hija, una buena amiga, una buena estudiante y, tal vez, incluso una buena detective, mientras vive en la espiral cada vez más estrecha de sus propios pensamientos. Reseña: «Mil veces nos da una lección que necesitábamos desesperadamente: Sí, esta bien no estar bien. John Green ha construido una novela profundamente honesta, a veces dolorosa y que da mucho que pensar, escrita con el encanto característico por el que todos conocemos a este autor. John Green, bienvenido de nuevo. Te echábamos de menos.» (Mashable) Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. Carla Barreto. http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhsp/000195/bk_rhsp_000195_sample.mp3.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . ´´The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.´´-Emperor Palpatine For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed-and the entire galaxy has paid the price. It is the Age of the Empire. Now Emperor Palpatine, once Chancellor of the Republic and secretly a Sith follower of the dark side of the Force, has brought his own peace and order to the galaxy. Peace through brutal repression, and order through increasing control of his subjects´ lives. But even as the Emperor tightens his iron grip, others have begun to question his means and motives. And still others, whose lives were destroyed by Palpatine´s machinations, lay scattered about the galaxy like unexploded bombs, waiting to go off. . . . The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary ´´Dark Times´´ between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. Featuring a foreword by Dave Filoni. Praise for A New Dawn ´´A New Dawn is a fine start to the new Expanded Universe. [John Jackson] Miller steps confidently into the unexplored territory and owns it; he´s crafted a story with pacing and dialogue that feels like classic Star Wars.´´-Nerdist ´´An entertaining adventure . . . with a cast of heroes that mixes laughter with intriguing depths of character. . . . John Jackson Miller packs in plenty of action and surprises.´´-Roqoo Depot ´´A confidently told story that gives fans a lot of reason to be hopeful about what´s to come as we move into this new phase of Star Wars . . . The book certainly got me even more excited for Rebels and to see more of Kanan and Hera´s adventures. We´re also introduced to other characters I would love to see again at some point, whether on Rebels, in another book or, who knows, in live-action at some point.´´-IGN ´´A New Dawn delivers a classic Star Wars experience that fans of all ages will be able to enjoy. It is extremely well-written, with an incredibly diverse cast too. Miller´s prose can easily suck readers in, and leave them speechless when 100 pages have flown by in the blink of an eye.´´-Far Far Away Radio ´´A New Dawn brings us into this new dawn of storytelling with energy, excitement, and characters that have become instantly ensconced into the Star Wars vernacular, and the results will satisfy Star Wars fans of many different palates.´´-Coffee with Kenobi ´´A New Dawn is a well-written novel full of intrigue and twists and turns that does an excellent job of letting Star Wars fans get to know Kanan and Hera.´´-Tosche Station ´´A New Dawn finds an era never before written about in the Star Wars universe-the years prior to the original movie, Episode IV-in robust good health. The narrative takes place on two worlds and a handful of ships in between them, but as with the best of all Star Wars moments, hints at hidden depths beyond.´´-Mashable
The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Named a Hot Fall Read by USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday, O Magazine, the Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, and theSan Antonio Express-News Named a Best Book of the Year by Brainpickings and Book Riot ´´A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.´´ -PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you´ve dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert´s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the ´´strange jewels´´ that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
New York Times Bestseller · A New York Times Book Review Editor´s Choice · Winner of the Alex Award· Winner of the APALA Award for Fiction · NEA Big Read Selection NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: NPR · San Francisco Chronicle · Entertainment Weekly · The Huffington Post · Buzzfeed · Amazon · Grantland · Booklist · St. Louis Post Dispatch · Shelf Awareness · Book Riot · School Library Journal · Bustle · Time Out New York · Mashable · Cleveland Plain Dealer ´´Lydia is dead. But they don´t know this yet.´´ So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia´s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.