There's spring water, mineral water, tap water, and now there's Blk Water. Although it looks like something you'd drain out of your car's oil pan, this shadowy H20 is actually a mix of fulvic acid and pure Canadian spring water. The plant-based compound is mined from an 80 million-year-old source and allows for the rapid absorption of over 77 different minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants, while also naturally giving the water its charcoal-hue. Free of sugar, caffeine, calories, and carbs and comes in a pack of 24, 8-ounce bottles.
We're all guilty of it — staring at our phone screens for hours on end, ignoring the world around us. Whether it's for work or play, emails, Instagram, and other distractions have us on our smartphones constantly. No matter how hard we try, it's almost impossible to break their hold. But in Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, professor of psychology and marketing at NYU Adam Alter dives into the rise of behavioral addiction and describes how tech companies make these technologies so dang Irresistible. It also explains how to break free from the screens and harness their evil for good, but you'll have to log out of Facebook first to find out.
Ernest Hemingway's reputation was already larger than life. Little did we know he had a secret life even more interesting than his public persona suggested. Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961 tells the tale of Hemingway's involvement with pre-KGB Soviet agents and his dealings with other intelligence agencies at home and abroad. Penned by former CIA officer and historian Nicholas Reynolds, it ties these adventures and developments back to his literary work, explaining how one influenced the other. Impeccably researched, it's a solid read for anyone who has a soft spot for history, intrigue, and flawed heroes.
Despite the stereotypes, not all surfers live in huts down by the water. Surf Shacks: An Eclectic Compilation of Surfers' Homes from Coast to Coast takes you on a tour of these eccentric wave riders' abodes, from urban apartments to the occasional seaside abode. More than just showing you their domiciles, the book also offers a glimpse into their day-to-day lives, from their artistic hobbies to their habits.
Great artists usually create the most iconic album covers. And in Art Record Covers, the relationship between artists and the album covers they've contributed is explored. The book features 500 album covers and records by visual artists from the 1950s through today. Among those are classics like Mapplethorpe's portrait of Patti Smith for Horses, Takashi Murakami's work for Kanye West's Graduation, and a look at The Velvet Underground & Nico, arguably the most iconic album cover of all-time with artwork by Andy Warhol. Readers are also treated to interviews with creatives like Kim Gordon and Shepard Fairey along with insightful analysis and details about each album cover.