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So much of the experience of everyday life, says Osho in this insightful guide, is shaped by religious and social conditioning - and we are not even aware of the fact. We are constantly being pulled away from the unique nature that is our birthright. In place of that original and unique self, a false self called the "ego" is constructed that eventually gains control of our creativity, our ideas about what it means to be successful, our relationships, and our very experience of who we are. At the same time, he argues, the collection of egos known as "society" shapes our political, educational, and religious institutions, which in turn combine to force the same old patterns onto new generations. In this book, Osho shows how to discard these old patterns in favor of a new and nurturing trinity of watchfulness, awareness, and alertness. The bundled DVD lets readers directly experience the insights of this important modern mystic.
Unenthused by a white wedding gown and bored by the hoopla of the Hollywood-style reception, Ariel Meadow Stallings found herself absolutely exhausted with the nuances of traditional nuptials . . . so she chose to take a walk off the beaten aisle. In this updated edition of Offbeat Bride, Stallings humorously recounts the story of the original offbeat wedding-hers-and shares anecdotes and advice from dozens of other nontraditional couples. She also includes a chapter on budget weddings in today's weak economy, along with sidebars, tips, tricks, and planner encouragement to help you figure out your special day. What results is a combination of hilarious wedding stories and tons of helpful how-tos-a perfect mash-up of memoir and handbook.At once practical and enjoyable, Offbeat Bride validates choosing the funky, different, and offbeat over the traditional, and leads couples through the planning process-from unique ideas on how to announce their engagement all the way to answering the question, "So, how's married life?" Stallings is the ultimate guide to the alternative wedding of your dreams, and with Offbeat Bride, she brings you a book that serves both as an encouragement and celebration of aisles less traveled.
In this new installment of the popular, puzzle-based series, Kate has settled into her new life running the Avondale Puzzle Museum in Granville, New Hampshire. The locals have begun to accept her presence-until a serial killer from Boston starts making his way north up I-93. At the same time a former partner of Police Chief Brandon's shows up with information about the killer who has just struck Granville and put the Police Chief out of commission. The same killer who leaves a puzzle at each crime scene, and is now focused on Kate....
A Sudoku championship tournament has come to Kate McDonald's small town in New Hampshire. She's thrilled for the opportunity to raise the profile of the Avondale Puzzle Museum, now that she's given up her think-tank career to restore the museum to its former glory.But the puzzle world isn't all quiet pencil scribblers. Intense rivalries are boiling over, the townspeople are facing off against the police, and a big storm is headed toward town.Then the current champion is found dead in a snowbank, and suddenly everyone's a suspect....and trapped in the town hall 'til the storm blows over...
Parents will do almost anything to get their kids to eat healthier, but unfortunately, they've found that begging, pleading, threatening, and bribing don't work. With their patience wearing thin, parents will "give in" for the sake of family peace, and reach for "kiddie" favorites-often nutritionally inferior choices such as fried fish sticks, mac n' cheese, Pop-sicles, and cookies. Missy Chase Lapine, former publisher of Eating Well magazine, faced the same challenges with her two young daughters, and she sought a solution. Now in The Sneaky Chef, Lapine presents over 75 recipes that ingeniously disguise the most important superfoods inside kids' favorite meals. With the addition of a few simple make-ahead purees or clever replacements, (some may surprise you!) parents can pack more fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants in their kids' foods. Examples of "Sneaky" recipes include: No Harm Chicken Parm Power Pizza Incognito Burritos Guerilla Grilled Cheese Brainy Brownies Health-by-Chocolate Cookies Quick fixes for Jell-O(R)
According to the American Diabetes Association, 29. 1 million Americans have diabetes and 79 million have prediabetes. Type 2 accounts for 90 to 95% of all diagnoses. InEverything You Need to Know to Manage Type 2 Diabetes, the world's foremost authorities on the glycemic index offer a practical guide to help diabetics of all ages and sizes manage their condition. Revised to focus on prediabetes and type 2, and updated throughout, the handbook offers clear and simple guidelines for surviving and thriving, including what readers should eat and do to reduce body fat, improve insulin sensitivity, strengthen cardiovascular health, and maintain optimal blood glucose levels. "Dr. Brand-Miller's pioneering research has shown that carbohydrates are not created equal--and everyone having problems with glucose metabolism needs to know the difference. "-Walter Willett, MD, Harvard School of Public Health
Since its original publication in 2005, Vegan with a Vengeance-- the first book from "the grande dame of vegancookbooks"(VegNews)-- has become a classic that helped launch an industry and a culture that just continues to grow. This tenth anniversary edition adds to the tasty recipes, witty anecdotes, and money-saving tips that made the book such a hit with a new foreword, new recipes, and temptingfull-color photos throughout. Vegan with a Vengeance offers reliable, standby recipes for veteran vegans and cheap, easy ways for newbies and "part-time" vegans to get more plant-based foods into their diets. "Veteran chefs, budding vegans, and bacon fanatics can all appreciate Moskowitz's hilarious prose, simple instructions, and culinary creativity. "-Portland Monthly on Isa Does It
Everyone imagines top CEOs as larger-than-life figures who do things no one else could. But deep down, every good business leader is an everyman who combines vision and high energy with the ability to connect with all types of people and learn from them. InThe Power of Being Yourself, renowned business leader Joe Plumeri--who served as a top executive at Smith Barney, Citigroup, Primerica, and Willis--offers simple yet profound guidance on how to stay positive, motivate yourself and others, and achieve both personal fulfillment and professional success. By sharing his own experiences, Plumeri explains that the secret to success is not found in boardroom strategy or even corporate philosophy but rather in allowing your true emotions to inform your approach and guide your relationships.
A prizewinning military historian explores a critical but overlooked cause for World War I: the staggering decrepitude of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America's later success. But while we have long since rejected the idealistic depiction of happy slaves and paternalistic masters, we have not yet begun to grapple with the full extent of slavery's horrors#151;or its link to the expansion of the country, the political battles that caused the Civil War, or the growth of our modern capitalist economy. . As historian Edward Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told, slavery and its expansion were central to the evolution and modernization of our nation in the 18th and 19th centuries, catapulting the US into a modern, industrial and capitalist economy. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a sub-continental cotton empire. By 1861 it had five times as many slaves as it had during the Revolution, and was producing two billion pounds of cotton a year. It was through slavery and slavery alone that the United States achieved a virtual monopoly on the production of cotton, the key raw material of the Industrial Revolution, and was transformed into a global power rivaled only by England. The Half Has Never Been Told begins in 1787, when Northern emancipation and falling profits from Southern tobacco threatened the future of American slavery. Seeking desperately to prevent this collapse, innovative Southern enslavers brought slavery out of the Southeast's decaying coastal plantation belts, leading trains of men, women, and children to the frontier states where the labor-intensive cotton crop beckoned. By 1860, their empire of cotton and labor camps stretched all the way to Texas. During America's formative years, Baptist explains, our chief form of innovation was slavery, and ways to make slavery increasingly profitable. Through forced migration, quotas, and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from their slaves making competition with American cotton fields near impossible. Financial innovations and banks, meanwhile, helped feed credit to the cotton plantations, spurring on economic expansion and confirming for enslavers and their political leaders that their livelihood, and the American economy, depended on cotton. Despite the mayhem wreaked upon them, enslaved African-Americans survived, clinging desperately to the ability to name the evil they confronted. By the time of Abraham Lincoln's election, the stories they smuggled out of the whipping-machine had helped to put the North and South on the collision course that led to the Civil War, national emancipation, and the collapse of the Southern slave industry#151;a system that, Baptist suggests, might otherwise have gone on indefinitely. Using thousands of interviews with former slaves, hundreds of plantation records, newspapers, and the personal papers of dozens of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told unveils, at last, the most savage secrets at the heart of American history. These intimate stories of survival and tragedy transform our understanding of the rise of the American nation, the outbreak of the Civil War, and the birth of entrepreneurial capitalism. A much-needed challenge to the reigning narratives of slavery, The Half Has Never Been Told reveals the alarming extent to which our country's success was irrevocably tied to the institution of slavery.
The high-octane, no-holds-barred memoir by Al Jourgensen, legendary godfather of industrial music and founder of Ministry. Al Jourgensen wanted to be a musician but he became a rock star, and it almost killed him. During his career, Jourgensen has explored electronic, industrial, metal, punk, and even country music with Ministry, The Revolting Cocks, Lard, and other bands. Along the way, he engaged in all the rock star clichés of decadence and debauchery, even inventing new forms of nihilism. Despite all of this and heavy IV drug use beginning at age fifteen, Jourgensen managed to create seven seminal albums. After twenty-two years of heroin, cocaine, and other substance abuse, he cleaned up, straightened out, and found new reasons to live. Filled with humor, heart, and tragedy, Ministry depicts a renegade iconoclast in an epic story of tempting fate, beating odds, and putting together the pieces of an unraveled life.
As the Confederacy steadily crumbled under the Union army's relentless hammering, dramatic developments in early 1865 brought the bloody war to a swift climax and denouement. Their Last Full Measure relates these thrilling events, which followed one another like falling dominoes--from Fort Fisher's capture to the burning of South Carolina's capital to the fall of Petersburg and Richmond and, ultimately, to Lee's surrender at Appomattox and Lincoln's assassination. Acclaimed historian Joseph Wheelan--whose prose "fairly gallops across the page" (Wall Street Journal)--braids the disparate events into a compelling, fast-paced account of powerful armies; civil and military leaders, both flawed and splendid; and ordinary people, black and white, struggling to survive the war's wreckage in Virginia, Georgia, and the Carolinas.
How AVID levels the playing field, helping underserved students come out ahead In Question Everything, award-winning education writer Jay Mathews presents the stories and winning strategies behind the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID). With the goal of preparing students for the future - whether that future includes college or not - AVID teaches students the personal management skills that will help them survive and thrive. Focused on time management, presentation, and cooperation, the AVID program leads not only to impressive educational outcomes, but also to young adults prepared for life after school. This book tells the stories of AVID educators, students, and families to illustrate how and why the program works, and demonstrates how teachers can employ AVID's strategies with their own students. Over the past thirty years, AVID has grown from a single teacher's practice to an organization serving 400,000 middle- and high-school students in 47 states and 16 countries. Question Everything describes the ideas and strategies behind the upward trajectory of both the program and the students who take part. Learn which foundational skills are emphasized for future success Discover how AVID teaches personal management skills in the academic context Contrast AVID student outcomes with national averages Consider implementing AVID concepts and techniques into current curricula As college readiness becomes a top priority for the Federal Government, the Gates Foundation, and other influential organizations, AVID's track record stands out as one of success. By leveling the playing field and introducing "real-world" realities early on, the program teaches students skills that help them in the workplace and beyond.
data, and this book is your beginner-friendly guide to getting the most out of the software.Master the fundamental mechanics of SPSSLearn how to get data into and out of the programGraph and analyze your data more accurately and efficientlyStatistical analysis is crucial to so many industries, and accuracy and efficiency are crucial. SPSS offers you the capability to deliver, but you still must know how to take utmost advantage of the tools at your fingertips. SPSS For Dummies shows you how to handle data like a pro, with step-by-step instruction and expert advice.
This case-based clinical text is an exhaustive review of orthodontic problems in the vertical dimension and evidence-based guidelines for successful diagnosis and treatment. A total of 21 cases address dental deep bites, skeletal deep bites, dental open bites, skeletal open bites, and posterior open bites. Each case includes pre-treatment, interim, and posttreatment orthodontic records, as well as references to provide a solid evidence base for decision making. Written with a clinical focus, Orthodontics in the Vertical Dimension is ideal for the practicing orthodontist and makes an excellent resource for residents in pursuit of board certification.
easy, medium, and hardFree one-year access to the online questions bankWith 1,001 Geometry Practice Problems For Dummies, you'll get the practice you need to master geometry and gain confidence in the classroom.
Score your highest in Operations ManagementOperations management is an important skill for current and aspiring business leaders to develop and master. It deals with the design and management of products, processes, services, and supply chains. Operations management is a growing field and a required course for most undergraduate business majors and MBA candidates. Now, Operations Management For Dummies serves as an extremely resourceful aid for this difficult subject.Tracks to a typical course in operations management or operations strategy, and covers topics such as evaluating and measuring existing systems' performance and efficiency, materials management and product development, using tools like Six Sigma and Lean production, designing new, improved processes, and defining, planning, and controlling costs of projects.Clearly organizes and explains complex topicsServes as an supplement to your Operations Management textbooksHelps you score your highest in your Operations Management courseWhether your aim is to earn an undergraduate degree in business or an MBA, Operations Management For Dummies is indispensable supplemental reading for your operations management course.
In this true-to-life tale, a woman who vows to experience everything she's ever fantasized about by the time she turns 30 has only 28 days to realize all of her dreams.
Transform Your Family with Ten Minutes a Day in the Gospel StoryChristian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Schedules collide, there is homework and yard work and dishes and laundry, the car's oil should be changed, there are phone calls to make and before you know it, everyone is getting to bed late again. The Bible can seem like a long story for an active family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do.Long Story Short will help busy parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God's story of salvation through Jesus Christ. You won't find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read. Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known.Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God's plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.
It's one of the most common parenting scenarios--parent and child are developing nicely, when the child crosses that mysterious threshold into the "teenager zone." Suddenly, the parents feel unable to fully relate to their teen--and the teen responds to the parents' uneasiness. In this best-selling book, Dr. Campbell helps parents understanding the delicate dance between parents and their emerging teenagers. Learn how to create a solid, balanced approach for relating to your teen, how to communicate unconditional love, how to handle teenage anger, as well as your own, and how to help your teenager grow spiritually and intellectually.
Allie McMurphy is busy making yummy fudge for the summer holiday--until murder gives her something else to chew on. . .Red, White, And BoomIt's not Fourth of July on Mackinac Island without fireworks and fudge. The Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop is supplying the treats--and Allie has hired Rodney Rivers, the biggest name in aerial displays, to create an unforgettable spectacle. Unfortunately, Allie finds him dead, covered with screaming chicken fireworks, just before the entire warehouse of pyrotechnics goes up in smoke. Is it arson or is it murder? Allie and her bichonpoo, Mal, must sift through the suspects until the killer is caught and the island can enjoy a star-spangled celebration.
Many parents would be dismayed to discover that their child feels unloved. After all, they make sure that their child has the things they need. They attend their child's school events. They buy their child the things they want. So why is it then that most children doubt that they are genuinely and unconditionally loved? In this best-selling book, Dr. D. Ross Campbell reveals the emotional needs of a child and provides parents with the skill and techniques that can begin to help make your child feel truly loved and accepted. You'll learn to really love your child through every situation of child rearing from physical touch to discipline and from affirmation to spiritual nurture.
Test how well you know your way around a computer for the IC3 exam IC3: Internet and Computing Core Certification Computing Fundamentals Study Guide is your ideal study guide to focus on the Computing Fundamentals exam module in preparation for the IC3 exam. This book covers hardware, software, peripherals, operating systems, and basic troubleshooting, presented in a clear, concise style. Hands-on examples and self-paced exercises show you how to perform critical tasks needed to pass the exam, and the companion website offers a diverse set of study tools including the Sybex test engine, a preassessment test, practice questions, and videos. Readers also gain access to electronic flashcards, and the chapter files needed to complete the exercises in the book. This guide focuses on the Computing Fundamentals module helping you test your skills and solidify your understanding in preparation for the exam. Review the various hardware components essential to the computer Understand which peripherals are crucial, and which are nice to have Brush up on basic troubleshooting for common minor issues Master your operating system and fundamental software When you are serious about certification, IC3 provides the practice that inspires self-confidence.
Use the Internet safely and ethically in preparation for the IC3 exam IC3: Internet and Computing Core Certification Living Online Study Guide is your ideal study guide to focus on the Living Online exam module in preparation for the IC3 exam. This book covers working in a networked environment, using the Internet, electronic collaboration, and the safety issues surrounding online communication, presented in a clear, concise style. Hands-on examples and self-paced exercises show readers how to perform critical tasks needed to pass the exam, and the companion website offers study tools including the Sybex test engine, a pre-assessment test, practice questions, and videos. You will also have access to over one hundred electronic flashcards, and the chapter files needed to complete the exercises in the book. The Internet and Computing Core Certification exam measures a candidate on key and fundamental computing skills, ensuring their ability to get the most value and impact from computer technology. This guide focuses on the Living Online module of the IC3, testing your skills and solidifying your understanding in preparation for the exam. Review the basics of electronic communication and collaboration Master internet navigation and the networked environment Understand computing and the Internet's impact on society at large Brush up on the safety, ethical, and responsibility issues of Internet use When you are serious about certification, IC3 provides the practice that inspires self-confidence.
Perfect for fans of Life As We Knew It and Michael Grant's Gone--the conclusion to the thrilling No Safety in Numbers trilogy First--a bomb released a deadly flu virus and the entire mall was quarantined.Next--the medical teams evacuated and the windows were boarded up just before the virus mutated.Now--the power is out and the mall is thrown into darkness. Shay, Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Ginger aren't the same people they were two weeks ago. Just like the virus, they've had to change in order to survive. And not all for the better. When no one can see your face, you can be anyone you want to be, and, when the doors finally open, they may not like what they've become.If you think it's silly to be afraid of the dark, you're wrong.Very wrong.
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