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13 Things They Won't Tell You

by Editors of Reader's Digest

Every month, Reader's Digest asks selected experts from a different profession to spill their secrets. Readers walk a mile in their shoes and see things that are enlightening, horrifying, and give them a whole new perspective on the people they trust with their food, health, family, money, and home. They walk away with the keys to awesome backdoor deals, insider knowledge that saves them tons of money, and invaluable advice for getting better service anywhere they go.Now, for the first time ever, this wisdom has been collected into one comprehensive volume, complete with updates, all new interviews, and tons of additional secrets that have never appeared before. The result is more than 1,300 eye-opening tips on everything from sweet-talking a car salesman to getting free drinks from the bartender to making sure you get the right medication from your pharmacist. You will learn the best ways to care for YOUR HOME, from real estate agents, contractors, plumbers, and even burglars. From the butcher, to the grocer to the pizza delivery guy, find out how to make sure YOUR FOOD is a fresh (never gross) and high quality at low prices. Make sure YOUR HEALTH gets the attention it deserves with advice from all corners of the medical world--from the dentist, to the ER, to the gym, and far beyond. Teachers, nannies, marriage counselors, wedding planners and even mall Santas tell you how to help YOUR FAMILY get the best things in life and never fall into the clutches of swindlers. Make sure YOUR MONEY is safe and working hard with advice from bankers, sales clerks, identity thieves, and accountants' strategies to increase what you have, while avoiding wallet-sucking scams. In 13 Things They Won't Tell You, America's Most Trusted Magazine gives the advice American

16 Things I Thought Were True

by Janet Gurtler

Heart attacks happen to other people #thingsIthoughtweretrue When Morgan's mom gets sick, it's hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one--until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn't as far away as she thought... Adam is a stuck-up, uptight jerk #thingsIthoughtweretrue Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan's getting to know the real Adam, and he's actually pretty sweet...in a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone? 5000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need #thingsIthoughtweretrue With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She's not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend...and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can't imagine living without.

1600 Perfect Score: The 7 Secrets of Acing the SAT

by Tom Fischgrund

The author describes the seven qualities that make students who achieve a perfect SAT score stand out. He bases these claims on interviews with students, responses from parents, and College Board data. During his research, Fischgrund asked students about how much time they spend working, reading, watching TV, etc. His conclusions support some of the commonly-accepted thinking about what makes a teen "smart," but he disproves many beliefs as well.

172 Hours on the Moon

by Johan Harstad

It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever. Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune. Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan. Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them. In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.

1775: A Good Year for Revolution

by Kevin Phillips

What if the year we have long commemorated as America's defining moment was in fact misleading? What if the real events that signaled the historic shift from colony to country took place earlier, and that the true story of our nation's emergence reveals a more complicated -- and divisive -- birth process?In this major new work, iconoclastic historian and political chronicler Kevin Phillips upends the conventional reading of the American Revolution by puncturing the myth that 1776 was the struggle's watershed year. Mythology and omission have elevated 1776, but the most important year, rarely recognized, was 1775: the critical launching point of the war and Britain's imperial outrage and counterattack and the year during which America's commitment to revolution took bloody and irreversible shape. Phillips focuses on the great battlefields and events of 1775 -- Congress's warlike economic ultimatums to king and parliament, New England's rage militaire, the panicked concentration of British troops in militant but untenable Boston, the stunning expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, and the new provincial congresses and many hundreds of local committees that quickly reconstituted local authority in Patriot hands. These onrushing events delivered a sweeping control of territory and local government to the Patriots, one that Britain was never able to overcome. Seventeen seventy-five was the year in which Patriots captured British forts and fought battles from the Canadian frontier to the Carolinas, obtained the needed gunpowder in machinations that reached from the Baltic to West Africa and the Caribbean, and orchestrated the critical months of nation building in the backrooms of a secrecy-shrouded Congress. As Phillips writes, "The political realignment achieved amid revolution was unique -- no other has come with simultaneous ballots and bullets. " Surveying the political climate, economic structures, and military preparations, as well as the roles of ethnicity, religion, and class, Phillips tackles the eighteenth century with the same skill and perception he has shown in analyzing contemporary politics and economics. He mines rich material as he surveys different regions and different colonies and probes how the varying agendas and expectations at the grassroots level had a huge effect on how the country shaped itself. He details often overlooked facts about the global munitions trade; about the roles of Indians, slaves, and mercenaries; and about the ideological and religious factors that played into the revolutionary fervor. The result is a dramatic account brimming with original insights about the country we eventually became. Kevin Phillips's 1775 revolutionizes our understanding of America's origins.

1919: Volume Two of the U.S.A. Trilogy (U.S.A. Trilogy #2)

by John Dos Passos

With 1919, the second volume of his U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos continues his "vigorous and sweeping panorama of twentieth-century America" (Forum), lauded on publication of the first volume not only for its scope, but also for its groundbreaking style. Again, employing a host of experimental devices that would inspire a whole new generation of writers to follow, Dos Passos captures the many textures, flavors, and background noises of modern life with a cinematic touch and unparalleled nerve.1919 opens to find America and the world at war, and Dos Passos's characters, many of whom we met in the first volume, are thrown into the snarl. We follow the daughter of a Chicago minister, a wide-eyed Texas girl, a young poet, a radical Jew, and we glimpse Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Unknown Soldier.

The 1990s

by Richard A. Schwartz

Aimed at students and general readers, this reference collects hundreds of eyewitness accounts to provide an overview of the 1990s as they were experienced by people from all segments of society. These accounts include (for example) diary entries, letters, speeches, and newspaper articles. Each chapter covers one year and features an introductory essay and chronology. The text of a number of critical documents--such as the Charters of Paris for a New Europe--are found in the appendix, along with 20 capsule biographies of key figures.

2-Day Diabetes Diet

by Erin Palinsky

Diet just 2 days a week to drop the pounds and dodge type 2 diabetes! In a recent study, researchers in the UK found that restricting carbohydrates just two days per week was superior to a standard, daily calorie-restricted diet for both reducing weight (about 9 pounds lost vs 5 pounds) and lowering insulin levels (reduced by 22% vs 4 %). Based on this and other research indicating that safe weight loss is the key to reversing and preventing diabetes, Reader's Digest has partnered with registered dietitian and diabetes expert Erin Palinski to distill the latest science to create an easy-to-follow plan that allows people with diabetes to have their cake--and other carbs--and still keep their blood sugar under control. A diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming and frightening, and even many of those who have lived with diabetes for years often struggle with the question of what they can eat. The 2-Day Diabetes Diet makes it simple--there are no forbidden foods and no carb-counting. You just need to restrict what you eat for 2 days a week--and research suggests you will see the pounds drop off, your blood sugar levels stabilize, and your waist shrink. On those 2 days a week, you follow the low-carb "Power Burn" program, and consume approximately 600 calories of selected foods. What does that look like on your plate? How about a 2-egg omelet with onions and peppers plus yogurt for breakfast; a hearty bowl of carrot soup plus fresh fruit for lunch; meatloaf and broccoli for dinner with milk; and a cup of sweet grapes for a snack? Or Canadian bacon and spinach for breakfast with a cup of milk; vegetable soup and half a banana topped with peanut butter for lunch; grilled chicken and zucchini over pasta for dinner; and an orange with a cup of milk for a snack. With real delicious food filling your tummy, you won't believe it all adds up to only about 600 calories. For the rest of the week, you follow a delicious 1500-calorie-a-day Mediterranean-style eating plan--we call these "Nourishment" days. You can enjoy a bounty of brightly colored fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and even a few treats. The book will include: A 2-week day-by-day meal plan that lays out sample Power Burn and Nourishment days More than 60 meal options, including restaurant and frozen food options, so you can customize the menus to your taste and lifestyle More than 50 delicious diabetes-friendly recipes An optional easy walking and strength-training program to boost results even more Stress-reducing exercises to help you ward off cravings and reduce hunger Success stories from the 10 men and women who tried the plan with amazing results! The plan is designed to be flexible--you can do your Power Burn days whenever works for you, and you can personalize almost any meal to suit your tastes--and will work for both people with type 2 diabetes and those at risk

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

by Jules Verne Andrea M. Clare

The classic Verne tale, abridged and adapted by Andrea M. Clare and illustrated by David Grove.

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Timeless Classics Series)

by Jules Verne Emily Hutchinson

Themes: Hi-Lo, adapted classics, low level classics, after-reading question at the end of the book. Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. <P><P>These classic novels will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience. <P><P>Searching for a sea monster, a scientist discovers an amazing underwater vessel. At first he's thrilled to be invited aboard the Nautilus. What changes his mind? He discovers that the mad captain plans to stay at sea forever.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

by Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Large Print (Classics Ser.)

by Jules Verne

More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this classic science fiction novel from 1870 foretells the inventions and advanced technology of the twentieth century and has become a literary stepping-stone for generations of science fiction writers. The scholarly Professor Aronnax, loyal Conseil, and adventurous Ned Land originally set out on an expedition to find out what mysterious sea monster has been damaging world shipping, but soon find themselves face to face with the Nautilus, discovering that the mysterious monster was a submarine all along. Quickly captured and brought inside the vessel, the trio meet its enigmatic creator and commander, Captain Nemo. Torn between exploration and escaping, the travelers witness an underwater world of truth and fantasy—the corals of the Red Sea, the wrecks of battles past, and the legendary submerged land of Atlantis—led by one of the greatest villains ever created. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Graphic Novel (Illustrated Classics)

by Verne Jules

Themes: Adapted Classics, Low Level Classics, Graphic Novels, Illustrated, Jules Verne, Fiction, Tween, Teen, Young Adult, Hi-Lo, Hi-Lo Books, Hi-Lo Solutions, High-Low Books, Hi-Low Books, ELL, EL, ESL, Struggling Learner, Struggling Reader, Special Education, SPED, Newcomers, Reading, Learning, Education, Educational, Educational Books. These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page eBook retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. When seaman were sailing only wooden ships, Captain Nemo was the master of his incredible, futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, which journeyed through many strange and adventurous voyages...

2017: A Novel

by Marian Schwartz Olga Slavnikova

In the year 2017 in Russia– exactly 100 years after the revolution– poets and writers are obsolete, class distinctions are stingingly clear, and mischievous spirits intervene in the lives of humans from their home high in the mythical Riphean Mountains. Professor Anfilogov, a wealthy and emotionless man, sets out on an expedition to unearth priceless rubies that no one else has been able to locate. His expedition reveals ugly truths about man’s disregard for nature and the disasters created by insatiable greed. Olga Slavnikova stuns with this witty, engaging, and remarkable tale of love, obsession, murder, and the lengths people will go to get what they want. Her biting prose is brought to life vividly and faithfully by acclaimed translator Marian Schwartz. With 2017, Slavnikova takes up the mantle of Russia’s unrivaled literary heritage.

2017: A Novel

by Marian Schwartz Olga Slavnikova

In the year 2017 in Russia- exactly 100 years after the revolution- poets and writers are obsolete, class distinctions are stingingly clear, and mischievous spirits intervene in the lives of humans from their home high in the mythical Riphean Mountains. Professor Anfilogov, a wealthy and emotionless man, sets out on an expedition to unearth priceless rubies that no one else has been able to locate. His expedition reveals ugly truths about man's disregard for nature and the disasters created by insatiable greed. Olga Slavnikova stuns with this witty, engaging, and remarkable tale of love, obsession, murder, and the lengths people will go to get what they want. Her biting prose is brought to life vividly and faithfully by acclaimed translator Marian Schwartz. With 2017, Slavnikova takes up the mantle of Russia's unrivaled literary heritage.

2018 Valentine's Day Special (The Backstagers #1)

by James Tynion Iv Rian Sygh Walter Baiamonte Caitlin Rose Boyle Katy Farina Brittney Williams Rebecca Nalty

It’s Valentine’s Day at St. Genesius Prep and the Backstagers are back in (stage) blacks for some ROMANTIC adventures in the mysterious world behind the scenes! Featuring bonus tales from a variety of special guests, including Brittney Williams, Caitlin Rose Boyle, and Katy Farina! It’s the “seasons of love” for your favorite backstage boys! (No, you can’t wear pink backstage. Or red. Or glitter. Or cherub wings, Sasha.)

20th Century American Short Stories

by Jean A. Mcconochie

The revised edition of this classic text introduces students to American literature through a rich selection of contemporary authors from the 20th century.

The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury

by Jack Prelutsky

A collection of more than 200 poems by such modern poets as Nikki Grimes, John Ciardi, Karla Kuskin, Ted Hughes, e. e. cummings, Eve Merriam, Deborah Chandra, Arnold Adoff, and more than 100 others.

20th Century World History

by Keely Rodgers

Developed in collaboration with the International Baccalaureate Organization, Oxford's Course Companions provide extra support for students taking IB Diploma Programme courses. They present a whole-course approach with a wide range of resources, and encourage a deep understanding of each subject by making connections to wider issues and providing opportunites for critical thinking. With coverage of the 2007 course outline, this course companion has been written by a principal examiner for IB Diploma History and has been extensively reviewed by teachers, consultants and the IBO. The book contains a unique approach, integrating theory of knowledge and internationalism throughout. Lively and accessible, activities and features are provided for learning and discussion around core and wider issues, and include much needed guidance on study and writing skills. Also included are exam and Extended Essay advice.

21 Proms

by David Levithan Daniel Ehrenhaft

In a collaboration that brings together an impressive array of 21 authors, Levithan and Ehrenhaft have produced a collection worthy of exploration. Ranging from sad to funny to truly disastrous, these memorable stories mark that oh-so-important right of passage for many teenagers. Starting with dress-hating, heel-hating, bra-hating Emilie in Elizabeth Craft's You Are a Prom Queen, Dance Dance Dance; moving on to Daniel Ehrenhaft's Better Be Good to Me, in which aging Zack remembers his prom and being in love with his best friend's girlfriend; and ending with rebel chicks Maggie and Carly, who throw the ultimate anti-prom party in John Green's The Great American Morp, readers are drawn into a wide cross section of prom nights from both male and female perspectives. A celebration of all that is good, bad, and sometimes unforgettable about these events, this fast-paced but carefully strung anthology speaks of pink dresses, tuxedos, first kisses, unrequited love, and the thrill of taking love to its ultimate climax. Clever writing featuring many unexpected twists and turns, as well as a stunning display of each writer's razor-sharp wit, makes this an enjoyable read. Older teens will flock to this book, which undoubtedly features some of the best teen fiction writers of our era

211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do

by Tom Cutler

If you've reached adulthood without knowing how to spin a rope like a cowboy, cure a hangover, or make a citizen's arrest, this is the book you've been waiting for. Funny, far-ranging, and surprisingly handy, the book presents tutorials, including: How to Be a Real Man, Bracing Outdoor Activities, and Amusing Diversions.

211 Things a Clever Girl Can Do

by Bunty Cutler

Anything boys can do, girls can do better.The hysterical, cheeky, female counterpart to the smash hit 211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do.If you've ever wanted to walk on stilts, make sloe gin, ride an ostrich, or forecast the weather like your grandmother used to, this is the book you've been waiting for.This surprisingly handy and delightfully amusing guide includes instructions for:EVERYDAY SURVIVAL SKILLS:How to manage an umbrella in the wind, escape a swarm of vicious bees, spot a love rat, get out of a cab without exposing yourself, and make a little black dress out of a garbage bag.HANDY HOUSEHOLD ADVICE:Learn 17 uses for spare fishnet stockings, how to remove any stain, rescue a meal that's gone wrong, and enforce toilet seat procedure in a shared dwelling place.TOOLS FOR THE HOBBYIST IN THE KNOW:How to groom a horse, read tea leaves, force a cucumber, and bellydance.

21st Century Wicca: A Young Witch's Guide to Living the Magical Life

by Jennifer Hunter

This eye-opening, by a witch with a refreshingly modern attitude toward the ancent intricacies of the Craft, answers common questions about Wicca. Whether you have read a dozen books on witchcraft or are completely new to the subject, you will find here a trove of unique and useful information - from the basics of Wiccan practice to lessons in the practicalities of magic, to the final section, which addresses the complexities of a life in which the magical and mundane are intertwined. The text is highlighted with quotes from practicing Wiccans and Pagans who tell of the magic in their lives. Also featured are exercises to teach grounding and empowerment techniques. By developing their own inherent magical abilities, readers will learn more about themselves - for the ultimate Mystery is that which lies within.

24 Girls in 7 Days

by Alex Bradley

When Jack Grammar was little, his sisters used to dress up and pretend he was their prom date. Now it is two weeks until his senior prom, something he's looked forward to since those days of pretend, and he is dateless. But Natalie and Percy, his two best friends, have a solution. Unbeknownst to Jack, they post an ad in the school's online newspaper and the challenge is on. Who will be Jack Grammar's prom date? Amid much angst, hilarity, and plot twists, Jack dates and discards girl after girl until the fateful day when he must choose. Bradley captures the trials of many nice-guy teenage boys, who are insecure in today's high-school culture of dating and in need of an infusion of self-confidence. Jack and his friends are fully developed characters, full of promise and senioritis. Although the girls who court Jack border on stereotypes, the descriptive details are dead on. A satisfying dose of humor and reality in a "boy romance" that many readers may enjoy but are too embarrassed to request.

The 27 Club

by Kim Karr

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Connections series comes an exciting and passionate new romance....You don't know when...You don't get to choose if...When it's time to join...you'll know.You might think you want to be a member--but trust me, this is one club you don't want to join. It's not a place where people go to live out their deepest, darkest sexual desires--there are no handcuffs or blindfolds.The 27 Club only admits those who die young and tragically. Having just lost my brother to the club, I know there is no doubt. I'm next. This is my destiny... and I was ready to yield.But then I met Nate. He awakened a sensuality in me that had never been explored, never satisfied. I knew then I could no longer accept my destiny. Nate's presence controls me. I'm overwhelmed by his touch, his words; my every thought is consumed by desire. I believe he was brought into my life for a reason.Nate doesn't believe in destiny.But I do.And if there's a way to cheat it--I must.

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