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The Bikini Body Diet

by David Zinczenko Editors of Shape Tara Kraft

From Shape magazine, the most trusted source of fitness, exercise, and weight-loss information for women, comes a simple 6-week diet and workout plan that will transform your body and your life. Tone and Shape Your Best Bikini Body--in Just 6 Weeks! Prepare to look better, feel healthier, and regain your body confidence--and keep it for life! This plan is the culmination of years of hands-on fitness and nutritional research by the editors of Shape magazine--the very plan they use to keep themselves lean and healthy all year round. It is, quite simply, one of the best weight-loss plans ever built. Get instant, life-altering benefits . . . and lose 10, 20, 30 pounds or more! * Drop pounds and shed inches fast--from your belly first! The Bikini Body Diet 7-Day Slimdown will jump-start your plan and show you visible results in the very first week * Learn the diet and fitness secrets of Shape cover girls, including Beyonce, Britney Spears, Pink, Alison Sweeney, Jillian Michaels, and many other super-successful women who need to stay fit for a living. Plus: Discover their favorite exercises, workouts, and playlists! * Tap the nutritional power of the BEACH foods, the core of the Bikini Body Diet eating plan--super-delicious superfoods that will fuel your body and burn away the pounds * Jump into some of the most fun and effective workouts you've ever experienced. Forget about spending hours at the gym on the treadmill to nowhere and engage your entire body like never before to tone and sculpt even your toughest problem areas. * Indulge in dozens of decadent, bikini-ready recipes, from shakes and smoothies to pizza and chocolate! * Explore the insider beauty and fashion tips that will help you choose the right bikini for your body type, learn swimsuit grooming secrets of celebrity stylists, and discover dozens of other secrets that will make any day in a bikini your best day ever!

Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!

by Lori Greiner

NATIONAL BESTSELLERFrom one of the stars of ABC's Shark Tank and QVC's Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner comes a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts guide to getting a new product or company off the ground and making it a success. Turn your idea into a reality. Become your own boss. Make your first million. Achieve financial freedom. Lori Greiner shows you how. Lori Greiner is one of America's most successful, prolific, and sought-after entrepreneurs. But before she created her first hit product, all she had was a great idea, a tireless work ethic, and no clue how to get it to market. So Lori taught herself everything she needed to know about bringing an invention from concept to creation to consumers in months. She learned the ins and outs of business, manufacturing, investors, patents, marketing, and more. Now, five hundred million dollars in retail sales later, in an honest and straightforward fashion, Lori reveals the path she took to her wealth of experience and hard-won wisdom so that you, too, can achieve financial freedom and see your invention become reality. Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! is a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts guide to getting a new product or company off the ground and making it profitable. Sharing her own secret formula and personal stories along the way, she provides vital information and advice on topics that can often intimidate, frustrate, and stump aspiring entrepreneurs. Offering behind-the-scenes insights into her experiences on ABC's Shark Tank and QVC-TV's Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner, as well as valuable lessons learned from the mistakes and triumphs of her early career, Lori proves that, with hard work and the right idea, anyone can turn themselves into the next overnight success. So a note to all the weekend inventors, armchair CEOs, and get-rich-quick dreamers: No more excuses! With Lori Greiner as your personal mentor, the only thing left to do is make your product, get out there, and sell it! Inside, Lori covers such topic as . . . * Market research: Is your idea a hero or a zero? Don't be so fixated on the end result that you forget to make something that people actually want to buy. * Product design: I have an idea, now what's next? From concept to prototype to final product: How do I make it and where do I start? * Funding: Although loans, investments, and crowd-sourcing are great ways to access cash, first tap into your own resources as wisely as possible. * Manufacturing: Seeing your final product roll off the assembly line is a magical moment, but there are things to watch out for so you get there in a cost-effective way. * Protecting your idea: To patent or not to patent, and other things you can do to safeguard your idea. * The secrets to selling successfully: You got the product made, now learn how to get people to buy it!Advance praise for Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! "I am used to dealing with Mavericks and Lori fits the bill! Lori Greiner's insightful and practical book, Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! should be on the required reading list for anyone who wants to take an idea and turn it into a real business."--Mark Cuban "While most people write a book to make money, it's evident in reading Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! that Lori's goal is to share her secrets with the reader, and make them money."--Mark BurnettFrom the Hardcover edition.

Total Body Transformation

by Michelle Bridges

Get ready for a Total Body Transformation! Meet Michelle Bridges, the straight-talking star trainer of Australia's The Biggest Loser and founder of Australia's #1 online weight-loss program. With her 12-Week Body Transformation, Michelle has inspired her countrymen and women to lose more than two million pounds. Now, in Total Body Transformation, she shares her unique exercise, nutrition, and mindset program, which will give you the power to transform your body in just 90 days. Her goal: To help you lose weight rapidly and keep it off for good. Join the hundreds of thousands of people who have already discovered the magic of her method and get the skinny on Diet: Michelle combines nutrition know-how with delicious, easy-to-make recipes and sensible meal plans--even pasta!--that minimize calories and maximize your eating pleasure. Enjoy Homemade Muesli with Yogurt, Salmon Steak with Arugula and Asparagus, Penne with Feta and Lemon, and more--along with healthy snacks to eat throughout the day. Workouts: The rubber meets the road with Michelle's series of killer workouts devised for quick and dramatic results. You'll learn isolation and toning exercises that build muscle and burn fat, plus ways to sleep your way to a healthier you. Motivation: Michelle turns conventional thinking about weight loss on its head. People don't struggle emotionally because they're overweight, they become overweight because they are fighting emotional battles. Changing your body starts by changing your mind, and Michelle's mindset lessons and unique techniques for resetting behavior help you lose weight fast and keep it off. Along the way, Michelle debunks common diet myths (you cannot spot-reduce fat!), helps you ditch bad habits (like denial and negative self-talk), and steers you toward setting goals and being consistent. What you lose in weight, you can gain in better moods, improved health, and thriving self-confidence. Combine the science of fast weight loss with life-changing psychology to give your body the total transformation you have always wanted.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Slocum and the Celestial Bones

by Jake Logan

Slocum's out for big-time revenge in a GIANT adventure. When a lovely Asian flower saves Slocum's life in San Francisco's Chinatown, he must pay back his debt by finding her father, who's been kidnapped by the Sum Yop gang.

Slocum's Revenge Trail

by Jake Logan

Slocum saves a man who is about to be lynched, only to have the mangy cur turn on him during a ranch war. Now Slocum's on his trail-about to undo the mistake of saving his life.

Slocum and the Schoolmarm

by Jake Logan

SLOCUM's about to learn a lesson in love-and larceny. Between the mysterious bank robber lurking outside town and the crazed miner armed to the teeth inside it, Slocum would prefer to leave Dry Water in the dust-that is, until the new schoolmarm arrives. She's young, pretty, and knows more about the robbery than she's letting on.

Past Lives, Future Healing

by Sylvia Browne

The Other Side and BackandLife on the Other Sidewere phenomenal #1New York Timesbestsellers. Now world-renowned psychic Sylvia Browne returns with a book that takes her millions of devoted readers on an extraordinary journey of past lives. From two-time #1 bestselling author Sylvia Browne comes a remarkable book that shows how our past lives affect everything from our relationships to our health and well-being. With millions of copies of her book in print, Sylvia Browne has proven herself the reigning expert on psychic phenomena. In her newest book, theNew York Timesbestselling author takes us into the mysteries of our own bodies in a comprehensive guide that explores the far-reaching influence the afterlife can have on our health and happiness in this life. With the unique understanding, sensitivity, and profound insight that distinguished her previous books, Browne gives us an unprecedented look at the way so many of our health and relationship problems have their roots in our unresolved past lives: from unexplained illnesses to bizarre phobias, from irrational anxieties and fears to the partners and loves we choose. Even birthmarks and recurring dreams can be traced directly back to these past existences. In the friendly, no-nonsense style that her fans adore, Browne shares amazing and inspiring real-life stories of people who have transformed their lives through understanding their previous existences. PAST LIVES, FUTURE HEALING takes readers on another fascinating odyssey into the other side. And like her earlier books, this will not only help people lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives, but will illuminate a hitherto unknown path to overcoming many of the most frustrating and devastating physical and emotional problems that can occur in life.

The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection

by Wendy Northcutt

'Only two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe. ' Albert Einstein, Scientific adviser to the Darwin Awards One of the best-known and most frequently visited web sites is the Darwin Awards web site. Practically everyone who is on the net has received a Darwin story in their e-mail at one time or another. It is one of those legendary sites, which has become part of the fabric of being on-line. This is the sequel to the bestselling Darwin Awards and elaborates on the universal themes of death and stupidity. These stories are about the people for whom warnings such as 'coffee is hot' and 'this superman cape does not enable the wearer to fly' were made. This new book includes over 100 brand-new award-winners, honourable mentions, (debunked) urban legends, the return of some all-time favourites as well as some science and safety tips for readers on how to avoid the scythe of natural selection. This, the newest collection of magnificent misadventures, appeals to the market who continue to make The Darwin Awards a continual best-selling phenomenon, is the must-have humour title for the next holiday season and beyond.

Phenomenon: Everything You Need to Know About the Paranormal

by Sylvia Browne Lindsay Harrison

In this compelling new book, bestselling author Sylvia Browne offers her most comprehensive guide to the afterlife. Phenomenon is a fascinating compendium of all things on the Other Side that influence our life here on Earth. Sylvia Browne provides evocative stories and powerful explanations to help make life on the Other Side real for all of us. In Phenomenon, she provides reassuring answers to questions such as: Atlantis - Where did it go and when will it return? Clairvoyance - How do you know if you have the gift? Deja vu - Are past lives the answer to this strange phenomenon? Ghosts - What are they? Miracles - Can they happen every day? Reincarnation - Have we lived before? Sorcery - Is there something we should fear? Zombies - Are they only in horror movies? An easy-to-use reference full of hope and guidance, Phenomenon is sure to have wide appeal among Browne's loyal fans and anyone in search of signs of the paranormal.

The Hundred-Year Lie

by Randall Fitzgerald

In a devastating exposé in the tradition of Silent Spring and Fast Food Nation, investigative journalist Randall Fitzgerald warns how thousands of man-made chemicals in our food, water, medicine, and environment are making humans the most polluted species on the planet. A century ago in 1906, when Congress enacted the Pure Food and Drug Act, Americans were promised ?better living through chemistry. ? Fitzgerald provides overwhelming evidence to shatter this myth, and many others perpetrated by the chemical, pharmaceutical, and processed foods industries. In the face of this national health crisis, Fitzgerald also presents informed and practical suggestions for what we can do to turn the tide and live healthier lives. Consider this: ? The average American carries a ?body burden? of 700 synthetic chemicals ? Chemicals in tap water can cause reproductive abnormalities and hermaphroditic birth ? A 2005 study of lactating women in eighteen U. S. states found perchlorate (a toxic component of rocket fuel) in practically every mother?s breast milk .

This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

by Daniel J. Levitin

Music, Science, and the Brain are more closely related than you think. Daniel J. Levitin, James McGill Professor of Psychology and Music at McGill University, shows you why this is. In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin (The World in Six Songs) explores the connection between music, its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it, and the human brain. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, Levitin reveals: How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature. .

Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter (Aunt Dimity Mystery #13)

by Nancy Atherton

The thirteenth novel in the Aunt Dimity crime series, for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger. Life in the Cotswolds couldn't be more blissful for Lori Shepherd - except for one thing: her five-year-old twins have started school, and Lori fears her sons will catch everything from the flu to fleas. Then the twins come home one drizzly day and give her something truly terrifying to worry about. Could the cloaked figure they see in the woods really have been a vampire? With Lori's late (but not entirely departed) Aunt Dimity's help, she begins to investigate. Her trail takes her to Leo, a charming vagabond; to a bitter old crone named Lizzie Black; and finally to Aldercot Hall, where a mysterious murder took place forty years ago. Can Lori uncover the true identity of the twins' vampire before it's too late?

Conquering Gotham

by Jill Jonnes

"Superb. [A] first-rate narrative" (The Wall Street Journal ) about the controversial construction of New York's beloved original Penn Station and its tunnels\ As bestselling books like Ron Chernow's Titan and David McCullough's The Great Bridge affirm, readers are fascinated with the grand personalities and schemes that populated New York at the close of the nineteenth century. Conquering Gotham re- creates the riveting struggle waged by the great Pennsylvania Railroad to build Penn Station and the monumental system of tunnels that would connect water-bound Manhattan to the rest of the continent by rail. Historian Jill Jonnes tells a ravishing tale of snarling plutocrats, engineering feats, and backroom politicking packed with the most colorful figures of Gilded Age New York. .

The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

by Ray Kurzweil

For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.

Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate

by Roger Fisher Daniel Shapiro

Whether you are negotiating a business contract or curfew with your teenager, emotions can get you in trouble. They also can help you get what you want. This book shows you how. Telling a negotiator 'Don't get emotional' is nonsense. We all have emotions of some kind-all the time-and these emotions deeply inform both what we want and how we go about getting it. In Getting to Yes, master negotiator Roger Fisher helped readers understand the mechanics of everyday agreements and how to reach them while preserving respect and self-worth. Now, in Beyond Reason, he and psychologist Daniel Shapiro share their expertise in understanding how emotions affect negotiations and, more importantly, how they can be used as a tool. Beyond Reason sheds light on five core emotional concerns we all feel during any interaction, whether between business partners or spouses. Do you feel unappreciated? Alone? Put down? Trivialized? Your autonomy impinged? Awareness of these "core concerns" gives you power. Fisher and Shapiro show you how to use them to generate positive emotions in others and in yourself, allowing you to set the emotional tone and to get what you each want more easily. You will even know what matters most to people before meeting them. Fresh, insightful, and engaging, Beyond Reason is sure to be viewed as Fisher's most important work since Getting to Yes.

Breaking the Spell

by Daniel C. Dennett

Few forces in the world are as potent as religion: it comforts people in their suffering and inspires them to both magnificent and terrible deeds. In this provocative and timely book, Daniel C. Dennett seeks to uncover the origins of religion and discusses how and why different faiths have shaped so many lives, whether religion is an addiction or a genuine human need, and even whether it is good for our health. Arguing passionately for the need to understand this multifaceted phenomenon, Breaking the Spell offers a truly original - and comprehensive - explanation for faith.

Swapping Lives

by Jane Green

What if a successful, single Londoner and a comfortable, Connecticut mother of two were to walk in each other?s shoes for a month? Vicky Townsley is the director of Poise! magazine and lives a glamorous London life. She has everything she wants?except marriage, children, and a house in the country. Amber Winslow has a stone mansion in Connecticut, two kids, and a nanny, but she hasn?t found the fulfillment she had expected from being a wife and mother. When she spots an intriguing contest in Poise! Amber impulsively enters, never expecting to be picked. A must-read for every modern woman who?s ever considered the road not taken, Swapping Lives is a warm and realistic chronicle of two women who do more than wonder if the grass is greener on the other side of the Atlantic. .

Mayflower

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals the darker side of the Pilgrim fathers' settlement in the New World, which ultimately erupted in bloody battle some fifty years after they first landed on American soil. Behind the quaint and pious version of the Mayflower story usually taught in American primary schools is a tumultuous and largely untold tale of violence, subterfuge and epic drama. For amidst the friendships and co-operation that sprang up between the settlers and indigenous people, whose timely assistance on more than one occasion rescued the Pilgrims from otherwise certain death, a dark conflict was brewing. It erupted in King Philip's war, a terribly bloody conflict which decimated the English population and all but obliterated the Wampanoag. Following the Pilgrims from their perilous journey from England on a battered, leaky ship, through their first bitter North American winter (during which half of them died), to their equally bitter battle against the native Wampanoag tribe, Philbrick paints a vivid and panoramic picture of conflict and colonialism, co-operation and betrayal. In so doing he brings to life a cast of compelling, even heroic, characters, and sets the scene for the development of the American nation.

Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched

by Amy Sutherland

A rare and absolutely enchanting look inside the Harvard of wild animal wranglers As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, ?What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage,? Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark?s Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty. .

Special Topics in Calamity Physics

by Marisha Pessl

Marisha Pessl's Special Topics in Calamity Physics is an unforgettable debut novel that combines the storytelling gifts of Donna Tartt and the suspense of Alfred Hitchcock: a darkly hilarious coming-of-age tale and a richly plotted suspense story, told with dazzling intelligence and wit. 'I wrote this account one year after I'd found Hannah Dead. I thought I'd managed to erase all traces of that night within myself. But I was wrong. Every night when I tried to sleep, I'd close my eyes and see her again, exactly as I found her, hanging from a pine tree by an orange electrical cord, her neck twisted like a tulip stem, her eyes seeing nothing. Or else that was the problem. They'd seen everything. 'Special Topics in Calamity Physics is a mesmerizing debut. As teenager Blue van Meer tells her story we are hurled into a dizzying world of murder and butterflies, womanizing and wandering, American McCulture, The Western Canon, political radicalism and juvenile crushisms. Structured around a syllabus for a Great Works of Literature class (with hand-drawn Visual Aids), Blue's wickedly funny yet poignant tale reveals how the imagination finds meaning in the most bewildering times, the ways people of all ages strive for connection, and how the darkest of secrets can set us free. 'Beneath the foam of this exuberant debut is a dark, strong drink' Jonathan Franzen, author of, The Corrections 'Any [Donna] Tartt fan disappointed that her second novel had little in common with her debut should rush out and buy this book immediately. . . It's a brilliant debut, guaranteed to join the ranks of The Secret History and The Virgin Suicides as one of those rare books to become a cult hit and instant classic' Sunday Telegraph 'One of the most impressive debut novels I have ever read . . . It stops you doing anything apart from reading it ' Independent on Sunday 'Special Topics in Calamity Physics made me stay up all night reading; in the morning it seemed like one of those parties where everyone is too cool for you but you desperately want to know them anyway . . . I loved this book' Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife Marisha Pessl was born in 1977 and lives in New York. This is her first novel.

Helen of Troy

by Margaret George

Bestselling novelist, Margaret George, here imagines the story of Helen of Sparta and Troy, one of the most amazing female mythical characters, ancient or modern. A war, which lasted for 10 years, was fought over her and nearly all the stories of the heroic age were bound into her story - a measure of her capacity to galvanise men into action. Using her unique gift for research and recreation, Margaret George brings to life a Helen who was a tantalizing enigma from the very first, flesh and blood certainly, but also immortal, as the daughter of Zeus. Her beauty is so overwhelming and dangerous that, as a child, she is protected from seeing her reflection. Kings and princes compete for her hand in marriage, and she marries Menelaus of Sparta, but before marrying him all her other suitors swear to help bring Helen back should she ever be abducted again. When she falls for Paris of Troy it is assumed that he has taken her by force, when her actions are far more complex. The suitors are obliged to honour their oath and so the Trojan War begins - the most pivotal event in the history of ancient Greece . . . and the tragedy of these individuals. 'An epic novel. . . Margaret George recreates. . . passions. . . with extraordinary intensity. If only history lessons had been like this' Cosmopolitan

The Mitford Bedside Companion

by Jan Karon

A must-have treasury with original essays, personal photos, and much more For the millions of fans who love the Mitford Years series, this lushly illustrated keepsake will be the perfect book to curl up with. What was that Uncle Billy joke about the census taker? Where was that beautiful prayer Father Tim offered? The Mitford Bedside Companion will make it easy to find the greatest of the countless gems that grace each of Karon's novels. Fans will relish favorite scenes, casts of characters, a Mitford crossword puzzle, and a bevy of original essays by Karon on everything from the life of a writer to her grandmother's secret to good health. With a color insert of family photos and Karon's early Mitford drawings, as well as new illustrations, this is a beautifully packaged volume everyone will cherish. .

Dust

by Martha Grimes

Coming in January-Richard Jury returns to the back streets and back rooms of London in The New York Times bestselling seriesWhen an old friend pulls Richard Jury into the investigation of a wealthy bachelor's murder, Jury's not sure what's more perplexing: the circumstances of the fellow's death, the conflicted stories of the man's past, or the motivations of the case's lead detective-the beautiful and forbidding Lu Aguilar. What Jury is sure of is that he's in over his head, both with the inscrutable and challenging Aguilar and the false leads surrounding the once-charismatic Billy Maples, last seen in a club named Dust. A web of clues draws Jury to the trendy Clerkenwell galleries, clubs, and hotels, to the dark stories behind Maples's family, and to the Sussex town of Rye, where Billy had temporarily taken up the tenancy of Lamb House, the charming home where Henry James composed his three masterworks . . . and a place with secrets of its own. With Melrose Plant investigating Lamb House, Aguilar interceding, and the appearance of Maples's mysterious young nephew, Scotland Yard's finest-and now infamous-will need every bit of his intelligence and quiet charm to crack the case.

Faith and Politics

by Senator John Danforth

Senator John Danforth , an ordained Episcopal priest and former U. S. senator, writes about one of the most conflictridden issues in America: the intersection of government and religion. In Faith and Politics, he takes on many of the polarizing hot-button issues, including stem- cell research, abortion, school prayer, and gay marriage. He expresses dismay at his party for at times straying from traditional Republican principles to pursue an agenda of "wedge" issues. We must, Danforth appeals, move forward together, drawing on our faith to help us live as one nation. Danforth's book is a much-needed clarion call to all Americans.

War on the Middle Class

by Lou Dobbs

Lou Dobbs's bestselling exposé of the silent assault on the living standards of ordinary Americans Millions of TV viewers have known Lou Dobbs for years as the Walter Cronkite of economics coverage, and now the anchor has become the preeminent champion of the common man and the good of the national interest, who tells uncomfortable truths in a voice that can't be ignored. In this incendiary book, he presents a frontline report on the betrayal of America's middle class by interests that range from rapacious corporations to an out-of-touch political elite. The result is not only lost jobs but also dysfunctional schools and unaffordable health care. But War on the Middle Class also outlines a bold program for change. As essential as it is infuriating, this book furnishes the talking points for the national debate on income and class. .

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