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Singleness: A Male Perspective

by William Macdonald

A Christian man's guide to the single life.

The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love

by John Shelby Spong

Spong, an Episcopal bishop, shares his views on Bible passages that have been wrongly used to discriminate or oppress. He asserts that such interpretations distort the truth of Christianity and do not accurately represent God's love.

Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay

by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

The moment the second line on the pee stick turns pink, women discover they've entered a world of parenting experts. Friends, family, colleagues, the UPS delivery guy -- suddenly everybody is a trove of advice, much of it contradictory and confusing. With dire warnings of what will happen if baby is fed on demand and even direr warnings of what will happen if he isn't, not to mention hordes of militant "lactivists," cosleeping advocates, and books on what to worry about next, modern parenthood can seem like a minefield. In busy Mom-friendly short essays, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay delivers the empathetic straight dirt on parenting, tackling everything from Mommy & Me classes ("Your baby doesn't need to be making friends at three months old -- you do! But not with people you'll meet at Mommy & Me") to attachment parenting ("If you're holding your baby 24/7, that's not a baby, that's a tumor"). Stefanie Wilder-Taylor combines practical tips with sidesplitting humor and refreshing honesty, assuring women that they can be good mothers and responsibly make their own choices. A witty and welcome antidote to trendy parenting texts and scarifying case studies, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay provides genuine support, encouragement, and indispensable common-sense advice.

Sit, Walk, Stand

by Watchman Nee

This small book is taken from the spoken message of evangelist Watchman Nee in China before the Japanese war. A study in Ephesians.

Six Minutes a Day to Perfect Spelling

by Harry Shefter

People make spelling mistakes simply because they have never formed the right spelling habits. Here is a proven method that will make you a master speller.

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

by Nathaniel Branden

In this penetrating and provocative book, Dr Nathaniel Branden demonstrates the importance of self-esteem in our quest for psychological health, personal achievement, and positive relationships. Six action-based practices for daily living, simple but powerful exercises for increasing personal awareness and effectiveness. It explores the importance of self-esteem in the workplace, parenting, education, psychotherapy and society. Immense in scope and vision, filled with brilliant insights into human nature, this is the ultimate work on the psychology of self-esteem.

Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy

by J. J. Virgin

You have the right to bare arms! Nutrition-and-fitness-coach-to-the-stars JJ Virgin's simple, no-fail program will trim, tone, and transform your arms into your hottest accessory. You don't even need to go to the gym. JJ's fun, tell-it-like-it-is method will teach you: * A no-fuss approach to eating that will increase your energy, help you build muscle, and get you off diets for good * Simple strategies for avoiding the common mistakes that can derail your progress--including how to reduce stress and change poor sleeping habits (that means you, party girls) * The keys to building lean arms--and why your muscles will never get bigger from lifting weights (only smaller and more defined) * Tips for showing off your hot new assets--flattering outfits, how to pose for pictures, plus more insider secrets!

Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy: The 5-Step Plan to Sleek, Strong, and Sculpted Arms

by J. J. Virgin

You have the right to bare arms! Nutrition-and-fitness-coach-to-the-stars JJ Virgin's simple, no-fail program will trim, tone, and transform your arms into your hottest accessory. You don't even need to go to the gym. JJ's fun, tell-it-like-it-is method will teach you: "A no-fuss approach to eating that will increase your energy, help you build muscle, and get you off diets for good". Simple strategies for avoiding the common mistakes that can derail your progress---including how to reduce stress and change poor sleeping habits (that means you, party girls) "The keys to building lean arms---and why your muscles will never get bigger from lifting weights (only smaller and more defined) "Tips for showing off your hot new assets---flattering outfits, how to pose for pictures, plus more insider secrets!

Sixteen Minutes to a Better 9-to-5: Stress-free work with Yoga and Ayurveda

by Vinod Verma

Dr. Verma's advice for a stress-free work environment begins with a daily yoga program-easy exercises that take a total of sixteen minutes a day! She shows you how to recognize the three basic Ayurvedic types so you can "read" the people you work with. Do you have a project that requires long-term careful attention? Give it to a kapha constitution and assign the tight deadlines to the person with a vatta or pitta constitution. The pitta type tends to overreact-but do you appreciate the initiative and abundant creative energy this person offers? Can you accept the various types-including yourself? Dr. Verma describes them so you can work better as part of a team. You will also learn how to balance your type with various foods and spices. This is not a diet book-instead, Dr. Verma offers a way to balance your energy so you get the most out of yourself that you can. Basic Ayurvedic information brings a whole new approach to food, for spices and food choices can help rebalance energy when you have pushed yourself too far, as we all sometimes do. Dr. Verma is practical. She teaches in Europe and all over India-her books have been translated into many languages, and she has a wealth of experience with balancing the demands of a busy schedule and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The 5000-year-old-system that she teaches has worked for her and countless others. Why don't you give it a try? If you are a take-charge kind of person-whether you work at home, in an office, or on a freelance basis-you'll get something from reading this book!

The Skin You’re In: Discovering True Beauty

by Nancy Rue

Beauty tips and the secret of true inner beauty are revealed in this interactive, inspirational, fun addition to the Faithgirlz!

Skinny Bastard: A Kick-in-the-Ass for Real Men Who Want to Stop Being Fat and Start Getting Buff

by Kim Barnouin Rory Freedman

What's good for the bitch is good for the bastard. Hundreds of thousands of women have been inspired to "use their head" and get real about the food they eat after reading the best-selling manifestoSkinny Bitch. But it turns out some men have been reading over their girlfriends' shoulders. Professional athletes such as Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Fielder and the Dallas Mavericks' Jerry Stackhouse have adopted a whole new eating plan because of the book. Now authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin think it's time for the guys to have a book of their own. InSkinny Bastard, they'll explain why the macho "meat and potatoes" diet is total crap, why having a gut is un-cool (and a turn-off), and how to get buff on the right foods. Eating well shouldn't be a "girlie" thing-and the Bitches will whip any man into shape with their straight-talk, sound guidance, and locker room language.

The Slate Book: A Guide to the Slate and Stylus

by Jennifer Dunnam

Dunnam gives a brief history of the braille writing slate, contrasts it to modern technology, then provides a step-by-step instructions for writing effective with this tool--the blind person's equivalent to a pen or pencil.

Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay: Practical Advice for the Grammatically Challenged

by Richard Lederer Richard Dowis

For years Richard Lederer has enthralled fans of the English language with his keen insights, commonsense advice, and witty presentation. Now Lederer has teamed up with Richard Dowis to take readers on another journey through the world's most wonderful, albeit perplexing, language. How many times have we all heard the word viable used in company meetings? Lederer and Dowis show us how "viable," somewhere along the line, was extracted from medical books, where it literally means "capable of living," and placed into the business lexicon, where it means. . . well, who knows? The authors clear up once and for all the confusion between lay and lie and put to rest some common myths about language. The book's finale is a ten-minute writing lesson from which everyone, from rank amateur to seasoned pro, can benefit. These and dozens of other features make this book pure pleasure for language buffs, writers, and teachers. Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay is useful and authoritative as well as fun to read, with humorous touches often popping up where least expected and most needed.

Slow Burn: Burn Fat Faster by Exercising Slower

by Stu Mittleman Katherine Callan

Change your workout, change your life. In Slow Burn, endurance master Stu Mittleman delivers a program for creating energy and increasing endurance so you can go the distance and feel great doing it every day, week, and year. Stu shares his proven formula for breaking down seemingly insurmountable goals into a series of manageable tasks. Learn to understand your body's signals and refocus your training so that the movement -- not the outcome -- is the reward. Stu teaches you how to make nutritional choices that leave you energized -- not exhausted -- all day long.You really can accomplish more -- with less effort -- than you ever imagined. All you have to do is change your focus and you'll change your life. Let Slow Burn show you how to enjoy the journey and achieve the results.

Small Business Accounting: Teach Yourself

by David Lloyd

Small Business Accounting is a jargon-free joy for the small business owner or manager, providing practical examples of real businesses to show the reader, step by step, how to record each transaction. This book does not assume that you know anything at all about business records and accounts and gives a system for real businesses to be operated by real business people who want a simple, easy and, above all, quick system of book keeping. Forget about debits and credits, journal entries, ledgers and day books. If you can read a bank statement this book will teach you how to prepare accounts, make cashflow forecasts and prepare a budget. And when you do need to use an accountant, it tells you how best to find a reliable one. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of small business accounting. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Small Business Start-up Kit for California (7th edition)

by Peri Pakroo Catherine Caputo

Many people dream of starting a business, but fear that without an MBA they'll get lost in the maze of government red tape. Here's the handbook they need. Step-by-step, The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California outlines how to set up a business in the Golden State quickly and easily, pointing out the hurdles, fees and forms along the way. In language that is clear, readable and straight to the point, the book explains how to: choose the best business structure, write an effective business plan, file the right forms in the right place, be prepared for, and file, the required taxes, acquire good bookkeeping and accounting habits. This completely revamped and updated book provides the latest rules and regulations, all the required forms and an expanded discussion of running a business on the Internet. Includes a sample partnership agreement; county, state and tax forms, and instructions to filling them out.

Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions

by John S. Hammond Ralph L. Keeney Howard Raiffa

Where should I live? Is it time to switch careers? What is the best course of action for me? Decisions shape our experiences, from choosing which job offer to accept, to buying the right car, to selecting a good accountant. How do we know which choice is the smart one? How can we be consistent and confident in our decisions? In this book from the three leading authorities on decision-making, readers learn how to approach all types of decisions with a simple set of skills developed by professors from Harvard, MIT, and the University of Southern California. Combining solid research with common sense and practical experience, this user-friendly guide shows readers how to assess deep-seated objectives, create a comprehensive set of alternatives, determine likely consequences, make tradeoffs, and grapple with uncertainty. Not only will readers learn how to make decisions, they will learn how to make the smartest decisions. For anyone caught at a confusing crossroad-whether you're choosing between mutual funds or deciding where to retire-the Smart Choices program will improve your decision-making abilities immediately, and make your life more rewarding and fulfilling.

Smart Couples Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Creating a Rich Future for You and Your Partner

by David Bach

From first-time newlyweds to people on their second or third marriage, couples face an overwhelming task when it comes to money management. Nationally renowned financial advisor and bestselling author David Bach knows that it doesn't have to be this way. In Smart Couples Finish Rich, he provides couples with easy-to-use tools that cover everything from credit card management, to investment advice, to long-term care. You and your partner will learn how to work together as a team to identify your core values and dreams, creating a financial plan that will allow you to achieve security, provide for your family's future financial needs, and increase your income. Together, you'll learn why couples that plan their finances together, stay together!

A Smart Girl's Guide to Manners: The Secrets to Grace, Confidence, and Being Your Best

by Nancy Holyoke

With this comprehensive manners guide, girls learn proper etiquette for everyday events and tricky social situations. The book is filled with great advice on everything from eating in fancy restaurants and handling troublemakers at parties to regaining composure after embarrassing accidents.

A Smart Girl's Guide to Parties: How to Be a Great Guest, Be a Happy Hostess, and Have Fun at Any Party (American Girl)

by Apryl Lundsten

This book shares everything a girl needs to know about going to parties and throwing them! Girls will love testing their party know-how with fun quizzes and finding easy-to-make gift ideas.

A Smart Girl's Guide to Style: How to Have Fun with Fashion, Shop Smart, and Let Your Personal Style Shine Through (American Girl)

by Sharon Cindrich

This book shares advice on having fun with fashion and letting personal style shine through. Girls can take quizzes to figure out which looks make them feel comfortable and confident. They'll find tips for how to shop smart and handle disagreements with parents over the clothes they buy and wear. And they'll get advice from other girls on how to ignore fashion critics and stay true to themselves.

Smart Moves: 14 Steps to Keep Any Boss Happy, 8 Ways to Start Meetings on Time, and 1600 Tips to Get the Best from Yourself and the People Around You

by Sam Deep Lyle Sussman

Communicate successfully, deliver powerful presentations, write for results, supervise assertively, create quality, run effective meetings, manage conflict productively, negotiate to win, conduct successful interviews, develop your organization, plan and problem solve, find more time in your day, achieve personal success, and manage your boss.

Smart Talk: Thought Patterns for Peak Performance

by Lou Tice

Originally titled "Smart Talk for Achieving Your Potential: 5 Steps to Get You from Here to There".

Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-trust World

by Rebecca R. Merrill Stephen M. R. Covey Greg Link

"Smart Trust is without doubt one of the most powerful and seminal books of our age" (Warren Bennis).After illustrating the global relevance of trust with his book The Speed of Trust by selling more than one million copies in twenty-two languages, Stephen M. R. Covey again illuminates the hidden power of trust to change lives and impact organizations in Smart Trust. In a compelling and readable style, he and long-time business partner Greg Link share enlightening principles and anecdotes of people and organizations that are not only achieving unprecedented prosperity from high-trust relationships and cultures but--even more inspiring--also attaining elevated levels of energy and joy. The sustainable success these leaders and enterprises are exhibiting is paradoxically being produced in what has proved to be the lowest trust climate in years, if not decades. Smart Trust shows what they are doing and the five actions they are commonly taking to prosper, against the odds, in the same circumstances causing so many others to fail. With penetrating insights illuminated by their unique access to many of the world's most successful leaders and organizations, the authors lay out a breakthrough process and skill set in a practical and actionable formula that makes trust a performance multiplier for leaders, teams, organizations, and even countries. They show why trust is fast becoming the most consequential life and leadership skill of our time--a career-critical competency required to navigate and compete in this perilous twenty-first-century interdependent, global economy. Covey and Link teach how to cut through traditional either/or thinking to extend "Smart Trust," enabling you to exercise sound judgment in a low-trust world by minimizing risk and maximizing possibilities. Smart Trust has met the strict scrutiny of business leaders around the globe and is validated by research from multiple sources that confirms that high-trust organizations outperform low-trust organizations by nearly three times. Smart Trust shares findings that verify how enduring success, vitality, and happiness are directly related to the level of trust in our relationships--whether in our professional or personal lives. Find out why trusted people are more likely to get hired or promoted, get the best projects and bigger budgets, and are last to be laid off. This sea-changing book will forever shift your perspective as it reveals and validates, once and for all, the transformational power of trust. Reading Smart Trust will increase your probability of thriving in this increasingly unpredictable marketplace. The more unpredictable it becomes, the more your (and your organization's) sound judgment and ability to trust in this low-trust world will give you a tremendous competitive advantage--and the capacity to navigate the uncertainty low trust creates.

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