Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship . Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the fly” into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer–but only if you work at it. What kind of work will you be doing? You’ll be read...
Why do we still have nits? What exactly are 'purity rules'? And why have baths scarcely changed in 200 years? The long history of personal hygiene and purity is a fascinating subject that reveals how closely we are linked to our deeper past. In this pioneering book, Virginia Smith covers the global history of human body-care from the Neolithic to the present, using first-hand accounts and sources. From pre-historic grooming rituals to New Age medicine, from ascetics to cosmetics, Smith looks at how different cultures have interpreted and striven for personal cleanliness and shows how, throughout history, this striving for purity has brought great social benefits as well as great tragedies. It is probably safe to say that no-one who reads this book will look at his or her body (or bathroom) in quite the same way again.
"Cleaning is the most boring, pointless way to spend your time that ever existed," writes author Mary McHugh. Just think of all the wonderful things you could be doing instead: You could be learning to play the clarinet. You could plant a lilac bush. You could be riding a motorcycle down Main Street. And although the house, your clothes, the children, and dog have to be cleaned sometime, Clean This! shows you how to get the cleaning done with the least amount of effort: Lots of children love to vacuum. Exploit this fact. If you never cook, you never have to clean up. Two very good things. Polish your floors by skating across them in your bunny slippers. Anyone who has ever pushed a broom, washed a dish, or scrubbed a toilet will welcome McHugh's tongue-in-cheek advice. Artist Adrienne Hartman's cheerful illustrations help alleviate any lingering guilt from the mess. So put down the broom and let the dust bunnies multiply. Remember, nobody ever changed the world by cleaning a bathroom!
A group of teens in a Seattle-area rehabilitation center form an unlikely friendship as they begin to focus less on their own problems with drugs and alcohol by reaching out to help a new member, who seems to have even deeper issues to resolve.
The enemy of our souls uses sexual addiction as a distraction to keep believers from pursuing their God-given purpose. As Dr. Weiss pulls back the curtain on this charade, men will discover the power of God s love to restore their souls and reclaim their lives. Clean offers a unique theological perspective on the true nature of this battle."
This book is enhanced with content such as audio or video, resulting in a large file that may take longer to download than expected. This enhanced edition of Clean includes extra audio, video and recipes. In Clean, a New York City cardiologist and a leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Alejandro Junger, offers a major medical breakthrough. Dr. Junger argues that the majority of common ailments are the direct result of toxic build-up in our systems accumulated through the course of our daily lives. As the toxicity of modern life increases and disrupts our systems on a daily basis, bombarding us through our standard American diet and chemical-filled environments, our ability to handle the load hasn’t accelerated at the same rapid pace. The toxins are unavoidable but Clean offers a solution.
Home management expert and bestselling author Emilie Barnes comes to the aid of every clutter keeper with 101 simple ideas to rid rooms of piles, stacks, and disarray. Readers will rediscover space and peace in their home as they stop making excuses for the useless items they keep eliminate junk mail "before" it junks up a drawer take back control over "stuff" and taste freedom subtract an item before adding an item reap the rewards of prioritizing time and space Better than a how-to show, this compact resource can go anywhere a reader needs a little encouragement and lots of tips to transform clutter to cleaner at home, a friend's house, church, or the office.
The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with a miniature rake, and a final application of oil. For the aristocratic Frenchman in the seventeenth century, it meant changing your shirt once a day and perhaps going so far as to dip your hands in some water. Did Napoleon know something we didn't when he wrote Josephine "I will return in five days. Stop washing"? And why is the German term Warmduscher—a man who washes in warm or hot water—invariably a slight against his masculinity? Katherine Ashenburg takes on such fascinating quest...