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Looking for support during the transition of menopause? The Everything Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to manage your pain and lead a healthy life.Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on ways to turn down the heat, hormonal and nonhormonal medications, and mind-body exercises to reduce discomfort. As you experience the hormone swings and changes that accompany menopause, the more you know about what's coming, the better you will be able to take charge of your transition.
Looking for support during the transition of menopause? The Everything Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to manage your pain and lead a healthy life.Inside you'll find expert advice and helpful tips on identifying menopause and perimenopause symptoms, coping with physical and neurological changes, and the emotional and psychological challenges you may encounter. As you experience the hormone swings and changes that accompany menopause, the more you know about what's coming, the better you will be able to take charge of your transition.
Do have trouble figuring out a restaurant tip? Does the thought of algebra still give you nightmares? Fear not! The Very Lazy Intellectual: Mathematics introduces you to quantitative calculation and logical reasoning. Unlock the mysteries (or at least the basics) of algebra, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry!
Did you avoid all but the easiest science courses in school? Wish you knew what the theory of relativity refers to? Fear not! Covering everything from earth sciences to astrophysics, The Very Lazy Intellectual: Physical Sciences introduces you to the world's most important scientific theories. With information on the Big Bang to the Manhattan Project, you'll learn just enough to hold your own in conversation.
In the fall of 1053, Lady Imma has one loyalty: to help her uncle, the king of Wales, win his war against the English. Lord Robert, the steward of Wessex, has one loyalty as well: to keep his beloved Wessex safe from enemies. When she is forced to seek shelter in his keep, they must decide if they can listen to their hearts - or if they would be wiser never to trust each other.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Fast, fresh, and more delicious than take-out! Stir-frying is quick, healthy, and incredibly easy to do at home. The Everything Stir-Fry Cookbook, 2nd Edition is full of recipes that are guaranteed to get dinner on the table in minutes! This sizzling sourcebook of 300 recipes features delicious meals that don't require a lot of ingredients--or time, including: Salmon firecracker rolls Korean beef lettuce wraps Miso glazed scallops Thai-spiced hot and sour wings Shrimp pad thai Crispy ginger beef Tofu salad with ginger miso dressing Kung pao chicken Coconut-scented rice Egg foo yung General Tso's chicken Ginger peanut noodles You'll learn easy-to-master techniques that can be adapted to work with what's already in your crisper or whatever looks great at the farmer's market. This completely updated cookbook also offers helpful tips for choosing equipment, advice on finding the best ingredients, and effortless prep and stir-fry techniques. From healthy meatless options and fun international twists to classic takeout favorites--this book has everything you need to become a stir-fry master!
A modern, fresh take on Thai cooking! Do you love the taste of Thai food? Wish you could bypass the restaurant and prepare the same delicious food at home? With The Everything Thai Cookbook, 2nd Edition, you can master your favorite Thai dishes right in your own kitchen. This updated edition shows you how to make traditional Thai-American recipes, authentic Thai dishes, and fresh, new takes on Thai ingredients and flavors, including: Glass noodle salad Chicken satay sandwiches Jungle curry Salt-cured eggs Curried mussels Mango sticky rice Vegetarian? No problem! You'll find hundreds of meat-free recipes, and many more that can be adapted for either vegetarians or meat-eaters. No matter what your favorite Thai dish might be, you can learn to cook it at home with whole-food, natural ingredients.
Your essential guide to the modern wedding! Is it acceptable to invite my boss to my wedding? Can I tell my guests not to post pictures of my wedding online before I can? How do I ask my in-laws to help with wedding costs? How long do I have to write thank-you notes? Every bride has her own etiquette dilemma, from dealing with unhappy stepfamilies to a guest who posts a picture of the invitation on Facebook, advertising the wedding date and site to hundreds of nonguests. While some etiquette rules stay the same (bringing an uninvited guest is still rude), the ever-changing modern world has brought on a new slew of challenges. Luckily, The Everything Wedding Etiquette Book, 4th Edition has the advice you need to conquer any etiquette predicament. From satisfying future in-laws to controlling your event's online presence, you'll learn how to handle every situation with grace and ease. Organized to guide you through the wedding-planning process as it happens, this little book has all the answers you need right when you need them. It's your one source for planning a perfect, stress-free wedding.
Every time psychologist Jasmine Zehr thinks she's outwitted her stalker, she discovers that he's found her again. This time, though, she's playing for keeps. She holes up in a desolate area of the southwest, armed and ready for him. When he attacks, she shoots him point-blank.But he doesn't die. He doesn't bleed. He doesn't even flinch.More terrified than ever, Jasmine runs, her stalker in close pursuit. This, she knows, is their final act, and one of them won't make it out alive.For many years, Rhianen has followed the traditions of the Brotherhood, an ancient order whose members have always served as demon-hunters. In contemporary society, they must cloak their purpose, but they never fail in it. On the morning when Jasmine runs from her stalker for the last time, Rhianen is assisting one of his brothers and discovers Jasmine, unexpected and in need of help. Acting on instinct, he grabs her and the two outrun his pursuers - only to confront her stalker. When Jasmine describes his evil, Rhianen knows that he is a demon in human form, and the only way to kill him is with the specially-forged sword all members of the Brotherhood carry.Jasmine doesn't understand quite what happened - and Rhianen doesn't think she's ready to hear about demons in human form - but the two of them acknowledge their attraction. As Jasmine is snared deeper into the life of the Brotherhood, she must decide if she can embrace the future Rhianen believes is her destiny - or if she should return to the only life she's ever known.Sensuality Level: Hot
Ten years ago, Nicholas and Isabelle were madly in love, or so Isabelle thought. After he left without a backward glance, Isabelle gave all her attention to her career in medicine. Now she's a respected cardiologist, and likes her life the way it is, devoting her time to her patients and throwing herself into her work, until her past comes back to haunt her. The man she knew as Nick Carter reappears in her life, only this time he's Prince Nicholas Corsairs, heir to the throne of Wellfleet Isle.Prince Nicholas Corsairs will do anything for his family and his people. He left Isabelle once before when family and duty called. Now he wants her to come to Wellfleet for six months to care for his ailing father.Together again their attraction and passion is undeniable. But Isabelle's hesitant to let him back into her life. Regardless of how much she loves him, Isabelle knows a future with Nicholas is out of the question. His country needs him and Isabelle won't take second place in his life. She deserves better than that. But fate has a way of making you see things differently . . . . Sensuality Level: Sensual
Five years ago Trey Bouche found his best friend - with blood on his hands - standing over a body. Although Trey wanted to believe in his friend's innocence, he was forced to testify in court, and Jace was sent to prison for life. Trey returns determined to prove he was right. Even if it means losing the woman he still loves.Summer Hill cannot forgive Trey, or his father, the chief of police, for the wrongs she feels they did to her family. When her brother escapes from Angola, Summer vows to keep her brother safe, no matter the cost. Falling back in love with Trey again isn't an option.Now, five years later, the past begins to unravel. Reluctantly thrown together, Summer and Trey follow a twisted path that lead them to the truth - Jace didn't kill anyone and an entire town's ugly secret is unveiled. But more importantly, can Trey and Summer rediscover the love they lost?Sensuality Level: Sensual
When you're young, and passionate about your first theatre job, you do everything your director tells you to. Don't you? Tor Douglas can be charismatic, rude, angry or captivating. And Marigold is lucky to be starting her career in the Tower Theatre Company--so she'd better do as he says. But she's used to speaking her mind, sometimes too impulsively, and this soon gets her into trouble with her director and the other actors, who are far more wily, devious, and dangerous than she could imagine. Acting is exactly like falling in love; you are nervous, ecstatic, heartbroken, transformed and always avid for more, and you can't keep away from the love object. But if Marigold's not more careful, it is not just her job that she'll lose. Sensuality Level: Sensual
Mindful kids are less stressed, more focused, and much happier! Mindfulness means paying attention on purpose. This sounds simple, but it's not always easy, even for children. Kids face stress every day as they try to fit in with their peers, worry about grades, and struggle to sit still in a classroom. With The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Mindful Children, you'll learn how practicing mindfulness can help your child refocus attention to reduce anxiety, control emotions and behavior, and even improve grades. Being mindful will help your child: Become more self-aware. Control emotions. Empathize with others. Achieve academic and social success. The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Mindful Children uses techniques such as meditation and sensory awareness to help your child gain more self-control and be less stressed. You'll also learn how to use mindfulness in your own life! With repetition, these exercises will help your children to manage their own emotions and reach their full potential, now and for years to come.
In Lydia Cooper's wry and absorbing debut novel, we are introduced to Mickey Brandis, a brilliant twenty-eight-year-old doctoral candidate in medieval literature who is part Lisbeth Salander and part Dexter. She lives in her parents' garage and swears too often, but she never complains about the rain or cold, she rarely eats dead animals, and she hasn't killed a man since she was ten. Her life is dull and predictable but legal, and she intends to keep it that way. But the careful existence Mickey has created in adulthood is upended when she is mysteriously led to a condemned house where she discovers an exquisitely mutilated corpse. The same surreal afternoon, she is asked by a timid, wall-eyed art student to solve a murder that occurred twenty years earlier. While she gets deeper and deeper into the investigation, she begins to lose hold on her tenuous connection to reality--to her maddening students and graduate thesis advisor; to her stoic parents, who are no longer speaking; to her confused, chameleon-like adolescent brother; and to her older brother, Dave, a zany poet who is growing increasingly erratic and keenly interested in Mickey's investigation. Driven by an unforgettable voice, and filled with razor-sharp wit and vivid characters, My Second Death is a smart, suspenseful novel and a provocative examination of family, loyalty, the human psyche, and the secrets we keep to save ourselves.
A mad director, off his meds, is making a movie about how he murders the producers who ruined his career. The movie is in his mind. The murders are real. Tommy Veasy, a pot-smoking homicide detective--our hero--who writes poetry to help him solve cases and ward off despair, thinks he sees a pattern in these seemingly accidental deaths. His colleagues think he's being dramatic. But the bodies keep piling up. The staff of a syndicated TV show in its tenth year, formerly an international hit but now only being aired in Montenegro and Botswana, worries about how they will maintain their Hollywood lifestyles when they become unemployable. How will the producer finance his two-hooker-a-weekend habit? How will the staff writer pay private school tuition, an underwater mortgage, tennis club dues, the housekeeper, the gardener, cable TV bills, the couples' therapist, et al.? Not a big problem: the mad director has planted a bomb in the office phone and is frantically trying to set it off. And meanwhile, a home invader keeps invading the wrong homes, to everyone's perplexity. In other words: it's just another day in paradise.
A Moe Prager Mystery It's 1967 and Moe Prager is wandering aimlessly through his college career and his life. All that changes when his girlfriend Mindy is viciously beaten into a coma and left to die on the snow-covered streets of Brooklyn. Suddenly, Moe has purpose. He is determined to find out who's done this to Mindy and why. But Mindy is not the only person in Moe's life who's in danger. Someone is also trying to kill his best and oldest friend, Bobby Friedman. Things get really strange when Moe enlists the aid of Lids, a half-cracked genius drug pusher from the old neighborhood. Lids hooks Moe up with his first solid information. Problem is, the info seems to take Moe in five directions at once and leads to more questions than answers. How is a bitter old camp survivor connected to the dead man in the apartment above his fixit shop, or to the OD-ed junkie found on the boardwalk in Coney Island? What could an underground radical group have to do with the local Mafioso capo? And where do Mindy and Bobby fit into any of this? Moe will risk everything to find the answers. He will travel from the pot-holed pavement of Brighton Beach to the Pocono Mountains to the runways at Kennedy Airport. But no matter how far he goes or how fast he gets there, all roads lead to Onion Street.
Humans and the Sephians have reached a tentative truce and combine forces to pursue the Draeken threat.A cataclysmic war is brewing...Sephian warrior Nalea's world is black and white. She exists only to kill Draeken, and she's good at her job. That is, until during a particularly bloody battle she finds herself captured by Roden Zyll, a Draeken commander known for his good looks and cruel brutality. Over time, her captor ignites a forbidden passion in Nalea, and she despises him for it. Though a future together is both impossible and unwanted, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.Meanwhile, tensions between humans and Nalea's people - the Sephians - have reached a dangerous precipice. To make matters worse, a Draeken tyrant has devises a plan that threatens to obliterate life on earth. Roden has spilled plenty of blood in his time, and he cares little for humans. But when he realizes his leader's plan could lead to his people's extinction, he plans a war of his own, a war that needs Nalea's participation to succeed.Desperate times call for desperate schemes.To save her friends - and her enemies - Nalea must become a traitor to her own people. But does earth stand a chance if its survival depends on her opening her heart to a man who'd enslaved her people?Sensuality Level: Sensual
When Emma's brother Paul dies in a car accident, everyone assumes it's just that - an accident. But then Linda, a friend of Paul's, tells Emma it was no accident and asks Emma to meet her. When Linda is brutally murdered and Emma is threatened, there's only one person Emma can turn to for help - her ex-husband, a cop who never wants to see her again.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Ella, Astrid, and Sydney were planning the perfect summer after high school graduation. But when Astrid commits suicide in a lonely cabin, the other girls' worlds are shattered. How could their best friend have done this--to herself and to them? They knew everything about Astrid. Shouldn't they have seen this coming? Couldn't they have saved her? As Ella hunts for the truth, and Sydney tries to dull the pain, a chilling Facebook message from Astrid leaves them wondering whether their beloved friend is communicating from the after life. The girls embark on a journey to uncover Astrid's dark secrets. The answers to those questions--questions they never dreamed of asking--will change their lives forever.
Still in high school, Marisol Reyes gets the chance of a lifetime to be a real singer, and she leaps at it. After all, this is the dream she held on to, all the days and nights she spent growing up on means streets of East Harlem. Marisol never gave in--no matter what her boyfriend or her best friend had to say. Who cares if only one in a hundred pretty, talented girls make it? She will be the one. In her rush to fame, Marisol tramples on the heart of her loyal best friend, and Julian, the boy she loves. But will it be worth it? One night at a private gig in the Hamptons, the little Latino girl with the big voice from East Harlem gets a severe reality check. A famous rapper who claims to be interested in her talents turns out to be interested in something else, threatening not only Marisol's dreams but her body and soul. Will the realities of the gritty New York music scene put out the stars in Marisol's eyes forever?
"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire." --Auguste Rodin, French sculptor Who better to speak about the creative process than the greatest artists in history? From Georgia O'Keeffe and Ralph Waldo Emerson to Pablo Picasso and Isak Dinesen, Words of Art is a celebration of the craft and the artists who have changed the way we see the world--and influenced how we create. You can't ask Michelangelo how he felt when he first took a step back to look at the statue of David, or what Leonardo da Vinci felt when he began painting the Mona Lisa, but you can read their words and imagine for a moment how these stunning works came to be.
"My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." --Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice The taboo affair of Jane and Mr. Rochester. The (literally) timeless love between Edward and Bella. The improbable pairing of Grace and Josh. Climb between the covers with The 100 Best Romance Novels, collected here for the very first time. Avid fans of the romance genre, the ladies at Crimson Romance know a thing or two about igniting scintillating passion. They've not only collected 100 of the best romance novels of all time, but also provided delicious summaries for each of their picks. From tempting classics like E.M. Hull's The Sheik to adrenaline-pumping contemporaries like Jennifer Crusie's Bet Me, this collection of romance novels is sure to melt your heart!
To hell with love! "Love is a hole in the heart." ~Ben Hecht They say it's impossible to love and be wise. Love Stinks understands why you fell so hard in the first place--and has the words of wisdom you need to hear now that your heart's been crushed. Filled with more than 300 quotes from the world's greatest jilted and bitter lovers, this unfiltered look at love gone wrong puts all your thoughts on paper. From Virginia Woolf and Oscar Wilde to Woody Allen and Amy Sedaris, the revealing words in Love Stinks puts you in good company. You might laugh; you'll probably cry, but as Khaled Hosseini once said, it is "better to be hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie."
* Stage a coup * Swim with sharks * Beat a breathalyzer * The Forbidden Knowledge series has taken readers over the edge before, but never like this. The Most Forbidden Knowledge jam-packs the best and baddest how-tos into one car-stealing, keg-kicking, base-jumping-off-a-skyscraper collection. You'll find everything you ever wanted to learn (though probably never should) in this ultimate self-destruction manual.
The quotes that helped shape today's greatest minds! Who do you look up to? Is it Oprah Winfrey? Steve Jobs? Hillary Clinton? Have you ever wondered what inspires them? Quotes to Live By reveals the source of the fire that burns bright in icons of politics, philosophy, business, art, and science--and holds the inspiration to light your fire inside. Featuring 125 quotes that have impacted some of the world's most influential individuals, this book is the first step in your journey toward greatness. Just think: Would J. K. Rowling have written seven bestselling novels if she hadn't stumbled upon Pultarch's quote, "What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality"? What adventure might you embark on when you read Nelson Mandela's words: "There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life that's less than the one you're capable of living"? With Quotes to Live By, you'll follow in the footsteps of celebrated trailblazers to discover--and fulfill--your lifelong dreams.
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