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ShineMore Professional Sunflower Stainless Steel Calluse Remover Pedicure File Pedicure Scrubber for Hard Skin ...
ShineMore Professional Sunflower Stainless Steel Calluse Remover Pedicure File Pedicure Scrubber for Hard Skin ...

5.0 out of 5 stars Try it, 14 Jun. 2016
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I'd been looking for one of these for a while, very glad to find it on Amazon - some family friends had one from Malaysia. I'm no expert but it seems a bit of an uncommon design, which is crazy because it's the best I've ever tried.

I'd bought one of the Soap & Glory foot buffers which seems similar and is popular but it wasn't the same. So much prefer this one. Nice quality, very easy to use, generous size, seems that longer strokes work better. I used it in the shower after a brief-ish soak - light pressure - first the coarse side then the fine side, obviously. Easy, pleasant to use


Komputerbay MACMEMORY Apple 4GB Kit (2x 2GB) PC2-6300 800MHz DDR2 SODIMM for iMac and Macbook Memory
Komputerbay MACMEMORY Apple 4GB Kit (2x 2GB) PC2-6300 800MHz DDR2 SODIMM for iMac and Macbook Memory
Offered by KOMPBAY
Price: £21.00

5.0 out of 5 stars thumbs up, 5 April 2016
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all good.. decided to "risk" it.. seems most folks turn out lucky with these, as did i. no problems and a happy iMac..


Winnie-the-Pooh: The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet (Wisdom of Pooh)
Winnie-the-Pooh: The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet (Wisdom of Pooh)
by Benjamin Hoff
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars i wish it was proper Taoism, 9 April 2014
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I first read tao of pooh years ago, and it had a great effect on me, the message as i remember it and the ensuing experience was quite a vivid sense of trust in things and how they go.

Since then i've explored other ideas, looking at things from different philosophical angles and got flung around by life. I wanted to re-read tao of pooh because life is so overwhelming, along with all the contrasting ideas about how to be at peace with living it. But before going back into this book i wanted to get to know the actual tao te ching, a really short text, and of course closer to the origin of taoism.

The one i've listened to is read by Jacob Needleman, with his commentary following the text. I think it needs to be listened to several times to really grasp the depth and efficiency of it, and why i am rambling in this direction is that it casts a whole new light on tao of pooh, without the 'intellectual snobbery' Hoffman refers to and dismisses in the book.

Needleman discusses the popular misrepresentation and misunderstanding of taoism, and having digested the original text and Needleman's equally efficient discussion and analysis, I'm sorry to say that tao of pooh really does overlook the essence of taoism - opting for a superficial aping of 'naturalness'.. not a reconnection with a profound level of instinct and awareness.

I wish it didn't. Surely it's an interesting book, if not only because of why it has such wide appeal. But if you want true taoism you'd better go to the horse's mouth. Tao of Pooh is a good way to chill out about stuff and have more of a sense of humour - but that isn't taoism. it's far deeper and more subtle than that - but just as if not more simple.


The Selfish Giant
The Selfish Giant
by Oscar Wilde
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.99

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars in itself, just right., 27 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: The Selfish Giant (Hardcover)
It may seem wrong that the original story has been changed, but the original story is the original story, and this abridged version has a different job to do, and it does it well for our current culture. The spirit of the original is still in there.

Alexis Deacon's work is atmospheric and intriguing, sensitive, beautiful and a bit weird - definitely dream-like and so perfect for this story. The quality of the book itself is great, it's a really nice thing to have; and the contents are so interesting. A timeless, mysterious quality and the expressions of characters in situations supports the compassionate feel of the story.

I bought this book for myself, but if i had children i would definitely share this with them (oh dear! i honestly didn't mean to make a faint pun about selfishness..). It's a memorable thing of beauty, sincerity and quality throughout, even if it's missing bits, and it isn't really.


Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders: The Ultimate Exercise Program for Tension Relief
Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders: The Ultimate Exercise Program for Tension Relief
by Eric Franklin
Edition: Paperback

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, intelligent, unusual and remarkably effective, 26 Dec. 2009
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I didn't know what to expect when I first ordered this book. I happened upon it on Amazon while looking for yoga and posture help.

The reason the book has the layout and approach that it does - a lot of text and background information - is because your own clarity and in-depth understanding of the body and how different areas relate to eachother is key to having these exercises work. It can be a very enlightening experience, and as you progress, the exercises and text support eachother to give the reader a fresh and subtly holistic understanding which can really help to get your posture and back into re-learning natural ways of being, the way we are as children before we start to tense up. These exercises though physically executed are largely psychologically based, as is the tension that creates poor posture in the first place.

To get the most from this book you're to explore, play and find what works for you, and then evolve your own routine. If you want a book that gives you basic step by step exercises to strenghten your back then 'Relax your neck liberate your shoulders' might not be right for you. Franklin discusses how just strenghtening areas of the body to pull yourself back into shape can be counter-productive because then we create a kind of paradoxical 'appearance' of relaxation and proper posture in the body; the logical solution is release, and since that is such a psychologically rooted issue this approach makes a lot of sense. I have learned a lot from this very respectable book.


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