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The 5:2 Diet Book:  Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health
The 5:2 Diet Book: Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Eat very little, two days a week, 23 Aug 2013
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Thats the main theme of this book and this approach. As with most books like this there are grand claims of health benefits with little to no references to any real scientific study. And its not an area where there is a lack of real world research, a lot of science is being done in the area of caloric restriction, intermittent fasting etc. Summary of what the current research is telling us and lots of references would have been a lot better.

The core idea behind this book is really covered by the front cover and doesn't need more then a paragraph to explain it. Practical advice on how to actually succeed at doing it would be much more useful. I recommend the books by Gary Taubes ("Diet Delusion" and "Why we get fat" as a better place to start if looking for an overhaul of your eating patterns and behaviors.

I didn't find the book all that useful and didn't find the approach to weight loss great either. I had much better results with the Paleo Diet (not that that necessarily has a better scientific basis and maybe there is benefit in combing the two approaches). I think there could have been more in terms of coping strategies with the first few "fast days" and more on how to deal with the problem of temptations and stresses in modern life along with a lot more suggestions on food.


iZKA® - Raspberry Pi Hdmi to Hdmi Cable - 1.8 Meter
iZKA® - Raspberry Pi Hdmi to Hdmi Cable - 1.8 Meter
Offered by MedievalMedia
Price: 2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 23 Aug 2013
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It's and HDMI cable. It works with the Raspberry Pi. I'm happy. How much more can I write about an HDMI cable?


The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America
The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America
Price: 6.34

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating book..., 23 Aug 2013
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...particularly in the light of recent disclosures. Dives into the technology, motivations, constraints and politics of intelligence gathering with a strong focus on signals intelligence and the challenges of dealing with the information explosion of the last couple of decades. Recent disclosures (as of summer 2013) pick-up where this book leaves off.


Practical Malware Analysis: The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software
Practical Malware Analysis: The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software
Price: 17.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to malware analysis, 23 Aug 2013
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Currently working my way through this book. It progresses at a good pace and explains a complex subject well. The authors clearly have a wealth of practical experience in this area and this comes through in the explanations, examples and labs. If you're looking to get into malware analysis, this is probably the best book out there at the moment (Malware Analysts Cookbook is also great).


Killer CVs and Hidden Approaches: Give Yourself an Unfair Advantage in the Executive Job Market (Career tactics)
Killer CVs and Hidden Approaches: Give Yourself an Unfair Advantage in the Executive Job Market (Career tactics)
by Graham Perkins
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Job Hunting Resource, 17 May 2006
Got this book today. Spent ages searching through everything on the shelf but liked this the best. Covers all aspects of job hunting; where to look, social networking, CV writing, cover letters and interview technique. Includes sample CV's and cover letters etc. Thick but not too thick. Well laid out and easy to read.

And at this price, it's a bargain!


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