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"Psychic, Medium, Clairvoyant, Channel-these are all words to describe Sylvia Browne''s unique powers. I''ve personally witnessed her bring closure to distraught families, help the police close cases, and'open people''s hearts to help them see the good within themselves. "-Montel WilliamsFor anyone who has felt an angel''s presence, experienced a premonition, feared death, or wished for one more moment with a deceased loved one comes THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK: A Psychic''s Guide to Our World and Beyond. Renowned psychic and spiritual teacher Sylvia Browne has made believers out of millions. Now, in THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK, the New York Times bestselling author reveals the ways in which psychic energy works in our world, how it affects our everyday lives, and how anyone can tap into its power. Inspired by the most frequently asked questions during her thousands of readings and public appearances, THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK offers and unprecedented and comprehensive look at how the afterlife affects this life. Browne has produced a guidebook for those who want to deepen their spiritual and religious beliefs by understanding psychic energy and how it works in our world. Determined to help her readers understand how the soul survives death and why it is reborn many times, she offers a deeply personal account of how each of us can develop an understanding of "The Other Side" and how we can put it to work in our lives. As a child, Browne realized she had been provided with the psychic gift of being able to perceive a different "vibrational frequency," allowing her to communicate with angels and spirits that inhabit "The Other Side," which she describes as a place of tremendous beauty and limitless knowledge. Contrary to most peoples'' concept of "heaven," this spirit world is not an imaginary place far off somewhere beyond the stars, Browne explains. Rather, it is a very real place -- another dimension superimposed on our own world. In THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK, Browne provides the comforting knowledge that we are never truly alone because we each have spirit guides -- loved ones from "The Other Side" -- who protect us. She offers advice on how to pray and how to ask our spirit guides for advice, and shows us that we must look inside ourselves and examine our relationships with others in order to interpret signs from the beyond that are evident in our everyday lives. Rather than relying on faith alone, Browne encourages us to understand the psychic world''s influence on our lives and use knowledge and reason to better understand our earthly mission and individual calling. Having spent 47 years as a spiritual teacher, Browne shares her many experiences giving spiritual readings for individuals struggling with their marriages, family relationships, grievances and illnesses in THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK. Stating that she is not psychic when it comes to her personal life, Browne also shares painful memories of her own failed marriages and abusive relationships. She offers advice on how to better understand the spiritual path we have led in our current and past lives in order to help overcome feelings of self-pity, rejection, abandonment and powerlessness that often result in disappointment and frustration. In THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK, Browne also provides detailed accounts of her investigations into paranormal activities that have brought her in close contact with souls from "The Other Side" -- in addition to making her the feature of television news reports on CBS and on "Evening Magazine" in Los Angeles. Explaining the difference between ghosts, spirits and angels, Browne also discusses why some souls seem to be trapped between our world and "The Other Side," and she explores the reasons why some choose to follow a path toward darkness and evil. Browne also illuminates the relevance of dreams and other experiences such as coincidence, deja vu and synchronicity as being possible glimpses into our past lives and into what we subconsciously know about "The Other Side. "With THE OTHER SIDE AND BACK, Sylvia Browne provides us wi...
America's master storyteller first introduced readers to the Crown family in Homeland. As the second generation comes of age, the Crowns strive to find their place in a turbulent America at the dawn of a new century. From the speedways of Detroit to the glamour of young Hollywood to the daring heights of early aviation, theirs is a story of passion and adventure, glory and ambition.
Cheaters is the book that broke new ground for Eric Jerome Dickey, following the skyrocketing success of his first three #1 Blackboard bestsellers, Sister, Sister, Friends and Lovers, and Milk in My Coffee. Cheaters takes on a larger canvas and cast of characters, and fearlessly explores how bad even good people can sometimes behave in the game of love. It has earned Dickey even more loyal readers, and was chosen as Blackboard's Best Book of the Year. In Cheaters, Stephan loves em and leaves em, just like his daddy. Chanté thinks she's found her dream man--until his wife and kids come banging on her door. Jake is a player--left with bad dreams he just can't shake. Darnell is true to his wife. . . but the temptation's getting tougher every day. Tammy is caught between the man she loves, and the woman he's promised to. And while Karen lectures her friends about fooling around, she may not live up to her own high standards. . . This is the world of Eric Jerome Dickey. It's heart-wrenching and hilarious, smart and soulful, and as honest and recognizable as your own--and that of everyone who never loved you back. .
Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy- and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the laundry and bringing home the bacon. She does it all well, too, if her chic house, personal trainer, BMW, and her loving son are any indication. So what if there's been no one to share her bed with lately, let alone rock her world? Stella doesn't mind it too much; she probably wouldn't have the energy for love - and all of love's nasty fallout - anyway. But when Stella takes a spur-of-the-moment vacation to Jamaica, her world gets rocked to the core - not just by the relaxing effects of the sun and sea and an island full of attractive men, but by one man in particular. He's tall, lean, soft-spoken, Jamaican, smells of citrus and the ocean - and is half her age. The tropics have cast their spell and Stella soon realizes she has come to a cataclysmic juncture: not only must she confront her hopes and fears about love, she must question all of her expectations, passions, and ideas about life and the way she has lived it. Told in Stella's own exuberant, dead-on, dead honest voice, How Stella Got Her Groove Back is full of Terry McMillan's signature humor, heart, and insight. More than a love story, it is ultimately a novel about how a woman saves her own life - and what she must risk to do it. .
In the midst of his most challenging and dangerous case, clinical psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory's wife-associate district attorney, Lauren Crowder-is arrested on suspicion of murder. Alan's desperate investigation will bring him face-to-face with true evil: a conspiracy fueled by human greed and bound by a deadly secret that someone will kill to keep. .
Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm. New York City is thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. The cops go to Lincoln Rhyme, an ex-NYPD forensics expert left paralysed after an accident on the job. Rhyme reluctantly postpones his ambitions towards suicide and puts together a forensic investigation team, enlisting as his eyes and ears young police officer Amelia Sachs. Rhyme digs deep into the only world he has left - his astonishing mind - and slowly begins to narrow the noose around the Bone Collector. But the kidnapper is narrowing his own noose - around Lincoln Rhyme.
By day, Harper Cole trades commodities over the internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operator of E. R. O. S. , an exclusive, sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele. <P> But now someone has penetrated E. R. O. S. 's state-of-the-art security... someone who has brutally murdered six celebrated women. Each time, the weapon and the city are different. And each time, the killer has claimed the same horrifying trophy. For Harper Cole, who has suddenly become the prime suspect, there is only one way to lure the elusive madman into the open. But Harper Cole has dangerous sexual secrets of his own. His daring plan will place everything and everyone he loves in the path of a brilliant, unstoppable killer...
A fiftieth-anniversary edition of Ken Kesey's searing American classic. Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the story through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. Hailed upon its publication as "a glittering parable of good and evil" (The New York Times Book Review) and "a roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the invisible Rulers who enforce them" (Time), Kesey's powerful book went on to sell millions of copies and remains as bracing and insightful today as when it was first released. This new deluxe hardcover edition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication of the novel on February 1, 1962, and will be a must have for any literature lover. .
ATF agent Alex Duarte is in New Orleans on the trail of a gun runner-only to find himself embroiled in a conspiracy involving people linked to some of the highest offices of the United States government.
Sunny Randall comes to the aid of three very different women, with deadly consequences. Hired by prominent feminist Mary Lou Goddard to protect her from threatening phone calls and shadowy pursuers, Sunny must contend with Goddard's reluctance to reveal all she knows about the unwelcome attention bestowed upon her. When a member of Goddard's staff is gunned down, it's called a case of mistaken identity. And when the murder suspect is found to have eaten his own gun, two cases are settled, neither to Sunny's satisfaction.
Now available in paperback-a provocative new look at biology, evolution, and human behavior "as disturbing [as it is] fascinating" (Publishers Weekly). Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers female? Why aren't there more women on death row? Why do so many male politicians ruin their careers with sex scandals? Why and how do we really fall in love? This engaging book uses the latest research from the field of evolutionary psychology to shed light on why we do the things we do-from life plans to everyday decisions. With a healthy disregard for political correctness, Miller and Kanazawa reexamine the fact that our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission- an inescapable human nature that actually stopped evolving about 10,000 years ago.
From the creators of the #1 New York Timesbestseller The Book of Useless Informationcomes another enlightening, entertaining, and ultimately useless assortment of trivia. If you find yourself transfixed by the most trivial of trivia, or mesmerized by the most minor of minutiae, The Useless Information Society's latest findings can satisfy your every need. This wide-ranging collection will fill every nook and cranny of your brain with information you'll surely never need, but will enjoy learning anyway! Did you know. . . - that penguins can jump six feet out of the water? - that everyone is color-blind at birth? Would you care to know. . . - what the first meal eaten on the moon was? - what country drinks the most Coca-Cola? (Hint: It's not the United States. ) In 1995, a secret society was formed comprising Britain's foremost thinkers, writers, and artists to trade and share in useless information (or, as founding member Keith Waterhouse, playwright and journalist, would have it, "totally bloody useless").
The streets of New York are full of characters-eccentrics, tourists, and residents-who don't care who's around to hear them. This collection offers some of the most bizarre, hysterical, and mysterious conversations overheard on the sidewalk, in the subway, or from the next table. The website overheardinnewyork. com has been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, Time Out New York, the Chicago Sun-Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and the New York Post. Now site creators S. Morgan Friedman and Michael Malice have compiled the greatest moments caught in passing, to create a hilarious panorama of the unique people who populate the city. The book features an introduction by Marc Shaiman, the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer of Hairspray, as well as a foreword by bestselling author Lawrence Block.
An intimate, engaging, and insightful guide to coping with Asperger's-from one of the condition's most passionate advocates. Michael John Carley was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at thirty-six-when his young son received the same diagnosis. This fascinating book reveals his personal experience with the confusion and trauma associated with this condition-and offers insights into living an independent and productive life. Now the Executive Director of the world's largest Asperger's oranization, Carley helps readers in such areas as: - Social interactions - Nurturing interests - Whom to confide in-and how - Dealing with family and loved ones - Finding work that suits your strengths and talents .
Jayne Lytel was a successful syndicated columnist when her son Leo was diagnosed with autism. Using her reporting skills to better understand her son's health issues, she helped Leo gain essential abilities. After four years of therapy, he no longer meets the diagnostic criteria for autism, attends a mainstream school, and is a thriving, healthy child. Act Early Against Autismis a practical and empowering guide for parents on how early intervention can change their child's future. Includes information on: - How to recognize early symptoms - Financial challenges - Alternative treatments - Devising and revising therapies
The office is no place for dirty, personal, inappropriate talk - but that doesn't stop most people. From the loading dock to the ladies' room, this compelling collection presents some of the most bizarre, shocking and hilarious real life conversations overheard in workplaces around the world. Overheard in the Office takes the best quotes from the popular website overheardintheoffice. com, as well as 20% new content which is not available online. If readers love hit show The Office, they'll love this book!
Many of the products we use contain a dangerous cocktail of cheap, poorly tested chemicals that are implicated in long-term health problems. Explains: Why we are being exposed to more chemicals than ever before; Health risks of exposure to industrial chemicals in consumer products; Chemicals you should avoid -- and why a mixture of chemicals can be potent; Why babies in the womb and young children are esp. vulnerable to the effects of toxic chemicals. Presents solutions and alternatives by revealing: How to interpret labels so you can avoid dangerous chemicals; Tips for using conventional products more wisely; Plants for cleaning the air in your home and office; and How to make your own toiletries, cleaners, and pet supplies using nontoxic ingred.
In her thriving private practice, nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot has spent more than a decade working with busy, successful clients who want and need to lose weight. She's watched fad diets come and go, offering only a temporary fix-and a lot of misinformation about healthy eating. To help her clients ditch the fad diets-and the extra weight-she developed a plan that's the real deal: a healthy, delicious, sustainable diet that redefines fiber for a new generation and achieves the weight loss, energy boost, lower cholesterol, and reduced risk of disease that her demanding clientele clamors for. The F-Factor Dietincludes: - three stages that are simple to follow and easy to stick to; - a wide array of food choices, including surprising sources of fiber (raspberries, almonds, sweet potatoes, and many others), and packaged foods available at any supermarket; - more than seventy-five delicious recipes-and a complete set of guidelines for those who don't cook; and - journal pages to help readers stay on track. The F-Factor Dietdelivers the simplest, most delicious, and proven fiber diet to date-along with lasting results.
From pesticides to PCBs-what's a threat, what's not, and what to do about it. Mercury. Lead. Pesticides. Plastics. Air pollution. PCBs. How can parents sort through the hype, propaganda, and misinformation-and find out what is and isn't a threat to children's health? Investigative journalist, advocate, and concerned parent Libby McDonald separates the facts from the alarmist myths. Based on the latest research along with interviews with top medical, toxicological, and environmental experts, The Toxic Sandboxcovers a wide range of essential concerns, including: - How can kids be protected from mercury poisoning? - What are the sources of lead poisoning, and how can they be avoided? - What pesticides are children ingesting, and does eating organic keep them safe? - Which teenage beauty products contain carcinogenic phthalates? - What are PCBs and PBDEs and why are they found in breast milk? - What can be done to stop the childhood asthma epidemic? Delivering reliable, up-to-date information, this indispensable resource will empower parents to protect their kids-and raise awareness for the greater good.
'The clouds are nature's poetry, and the most egalitarian of her displays, since everyone has an equally fantastic view of them. Clouds are for dreamers, and their contemplation benefits the soul. Yet their beauty is so everyday as to be in danger of being overlooked . . . ' Gavin Pretor Pinney is the chairman and founder member of the Cloud Appreciation Society. He contends that we are blessed in this country with a uniquely rich and varied cloudscape, which has hitherto been sadly undervalued. His book teaches us to appreciate their different varieties - the cumulus, nimbostratus and Morning Glory to name only a few - and all their beauties and significances, both meteorological and cultural. We learn how Hindus believed the cumulus clouds were the spiritual cousins of elephants, how thermal air currents act on fair weather cumuli, and how to save a fortune in psychiatric bills by using the clouds as Rorschach images that reflect our state of mind as well as nature's moods. Looking up will never be the same again.
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a condition affecting at least one in twenty children who experience sensations in taste, touch, sound, sight, smell, movement, and body awareness in a vastly different manner from how other children their ages do. What may be typical activities for most kids are a daily struggle that may result in social, emotional, or academic problems. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, the best-known SPD researcher in the world, brings together a lifetime of study to teach parents and others the signs and symptoms of SPD and its four major subtypes; ways the disorder is diagnosed and treated; sensory strategies for living with the condition; and methods to help SPD kids thrive. .
What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that test merits inclusion in this fascinating but ultimately useless book. . . Did you know (or do you care). . . * That fish scales are used to make lipstick? * Why organized crime accounts for ten percent of the United States's annual income? * The name of the first CD pressed in the United States? * The last year that can be written upside-down or right side-up and appear the same? * The shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar®? * How much Elvis weighed at the time of his death? * What the suits in a deck of cards represent? * How many Quarter Pounders can be made from one cow? * How interesting useless information can be? The Book of Useless Information answers these teasers and is packed with facts and figures that will captivate you--and anyone who shares your joy in the pursuit of pointless knowledge. .
This lively guide can really kick-start the conversations between couples-but it also offers much more. These questions will help readers find a stronger degree of emotional intimacy before they take the plunge into physical intimacy, allowing them to choose better partners, make smarter decisions, and assess what they're really looking for in a relationship-before they get in too deep. Includes questions like: What was the major turning point in your life so far? Who are you at your worst? Your best? What are you most ashamed of? Have you ever had sex with an ex? What global issues concern you? Are you bi-sexual? Bi-polar? Bi-coastal? Do you believe in Heaven and Hell? Do you like your mother? Would you date yourself?
There is a fine line between quirky and out-and-out crazy. With 18 scientifically based quizzes, Andrew N. Williams helps readers decipher whether they're "normal," toeing the line, or far past it. Developed by psychologists to analyze human behavior, the quizzes allow readers to discover if they (or their friends and family) are: - Sex addicts - Obsessive-compulsives - Food freaks - Thrill-seekers - Hypochondriacs - Fetishists - Paranoids - Imposters Plus the book includes descriptions, in layman's terms, of more than 80 specific quirks, illustrated with real life examples. Readers will marvel at stories of people who: - Crave dirt-and eat it by the handful - Are afraid of doughnuts because they can't see what's inside - Lie about deaths in the family-to collect sympathy cards But Are You Crazy? is much more than a party game, offering helpful insights for dealing with other peoples' crazy behavior as well as one's own insecurities and phobias.
For anyone who needs a little help finding love, this book is the ultimate dating makeover kit! The line at Starbucks. The movies. The Internet. Even the dry cleaners. . . there are dozens of opportunites to seize the date, but millions of lonely singles pass them by! David Wygant shows readers just how easy it can be to overcome fear and meet new people in their daily routines. David explains the three simple steps to getting a date with ease: being prepared, being aware, and making contact. Always Talk to Strangersbreaks away from pop psychology, gimmicks, and rules to offer concrete information on how single people actually meet--and successfully date--other singles. No mind games, cheap tricks, or corny pickup lines here. Just common sense, and specific information on: - Where to go to meet people, and when - Why bars and clubs are the worst places to get a date - Overcoming fear and negative thinking - Using props to start a natural conversation - Making a great first impression - Spotting opportunity--and going for it!