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A witty, recession-era guide to being thrifty while not forgoing the fabulous. Today's woman may have a dwindling stock portfolio, but that shouldn't make her bite one well-manicured nail with worry. Rosalyn Hoffman dishes up the wisdom women need to get perfect style without busting what's left of their bank accounts. The author is a recession-era fashion guru, travel agent, grooming consultant, therapist, sommelier, and life coach all rolled into one, and with this book vows no coupon clipping, Prada depriving, carb hating allowed. Because it doesn't take oodles of moola to live well- and that's one trend that will never go out of style. .
When Edward Snowden hit the send button on a laptop in Hong Kong in June 2013, just shy of his 30th birthday, he became the poster boy for an acutely American conundrum: the tension between the government's constitutional commitment to the privacy of individuals and its responsibility for the safety of the nation. Stuart Taylor, Jr. reviews 200 years of surveillance in the U.S., the leading actors in the NSA debate since Snowden's leaks, and the challenges that lie ahead--namely, finding the right balance between national security and individual privacy. Taylor also enlists four experts representing four distinct perspectives on the issue: U.S. senator Dianne Feinstein, U.S senator John Wyden, former NSA inspector general Joel Brenner, and deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Jameel Jafer.THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author. Available in ebook only.
It has been two hundred years since Owen Deathstalker fell, dying to save the Empire and all Humanity. Now it is a Golden Age for all: for men, for aliens and for the AIs of Shub. But one evil man has determined to bring it all crashing down, and now the Terror has finally arrived, threatening them all with extinction. The old heroes have become legends, and the cry goes out for new heroes. It's time for the latest Deathstalker, Lewis, to do his bit. Unfortunately, he and his companions, a diva, a conman, a homicidal psychopath and a reptiloid, have been outlawed and declared traitors. Deathstalker luck. Always bad. Unless Lewis Deathstalker can defy the odds to get to the Madness Maze and tread the same dangerous path to glory that his ancestor did, the Golden Age is about to be wiped out for ever. Together with Humanity . . .
A journalist and mother of two athletic kids exposes the physical and emotional dangers of our over-the-top youth sports culture-and offers practical solutions for positive change. A decade ago, Joan Ryan's exposé, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes, changed the way we look at elite sports, namely figure skating and gymnastics. Today, there is another crisis in youth sports. It may affect any child, from the kindergartner on the soccer field to the high school athlete competing for scarce scholarship money. Regan McMahon's Revolution in the Bleachers is a wake-up call for parents who spend their lives shuttling their kids from one field and practice to the next and wonder what happened to family life. *
A local rancher and his boys aren't afraid to play dirty when it comes to Wyoming Territory. But when Fargo meets Lobo Prescott, the Wolf-Man of the Cimarron-playing dirty takes on a whole new meaning.
BigGer action. Bigger adventure. Giant Trailsman Special Edition General Machetazo and his gang decide to take their dirty business above the border, and Skye Fargo changes their mind-in this giant Trailsman adventure!
Continuing the tale that began in The Hidden Dragon, this is the story of three Terran brothers who discover a fascinating world where dragons are real-and worshiped as gods.
Cray Dawson is en route to Black's Cut in Montana to stake his claim when he learns his old friend Fast Larry Shaw faked his death to escape his notoriety as a gunfighter. But Dawson discovers that his own prowess with firearms haunts him too.
Every Fourth of July, Noah Tillman brings a few of his own townspeople to a private island, and hunts them down like dogs. But when he throws the Trailsman into the hunt, the hunter becomes the hunted-and Skye sets off a few fireworks of his own. . .
Some of today's top science fiction writers explore the futures that might have been, including original stories from Julie E. Czerneda and other great names in the genre.
Helen Hawthorne has no choice but to take on a series of dead-end jobs to make ends meet. Unfortunately, they're exposing her to a lot of people who end up dead. Her latest gig at the Pampered Pet Boutique isn't proving to be a warm and furry exception-and now she's got a murder to solve and a kidnapped pup to find, all before a Category 3 hurricane hits. .
In downtown Manhattan, a rising young painter is haunted by disturbing dreams. . . In small-town Minnesota, a teenage orphan struggles with a knowledge beyond his years-and a destiny he wants no part of. . . In California, young and old, hipsters and hippies, fall under the spell of a wildly charismatic singer whose voice breaks down all barriers-including the ones between heaven and hell. The fans of Asha are finding one other-and the world is running out of time.
Kidnapping a train-load of children worth a king's ransom, a group of bandits hide deep in the Devil's Catacombs. But Skye Fargo could track the Devil himself, and he's determined to send these outlaws to Hell.
Claire Masterson was the girl at school that Maggie Owen always wanted to be. Confident, good-looking, she was the first to know the facts of life, the first to Sun-In her hair, the first, easily the first, to go all the way. And when Maggie bumps into her twenty years later, it is as if nothing has changed: Claire's life is one of career moves to New York and great sex with married men; Maggie's is one of bringing up her children and never seeing her partner Jake, whose ever-demanding job has become his 'other woman'. Or has it? Jake is consistently working late, working weekends, taking working trips abroad . . . Maggie is suspicious, and when Claire talks a little too knowledgeably about Jake, she starts thinking the unthinkable. Her friends think she should confront them, but Maggie's got a better idea; she's going to have her cake and eat it.
In this unsettled world, the death of the ruler of the desert princedom becomes the catalyst for power games of magical treachery as rival factions - from the evil High Prince to the leader of the Sunrunners to the newly crowned Prince of the Desert - seek to alter the course of their world.
A survivor of personal trauma, Rhonda Britten understands the challenge of defeating fear. Her Fearless Living program has helped thousands let go of indecision, gain clarity of purpose, and take life-changing risks. With true stories, self-affirmations, and exercises, she exposes the roots of our fears and gives us the tools to move beyond them. The result is a blueprint for success, happiness, and a life without fear.
Skye Fargo defends a young gambler with bad luck. Anyone who loses to the guy seems to wind up dead the next day. But now Fargo's joining the game-and it's even more unlucky to cross the Trailsman.
Skye Fargo gets snowed in and shoots his way out! Over 13 million copies of Trailsmanbooks in print! For Skye Fargo and a wagon train of farmers, the harsh mountain winter only gets harsher with a mad killer on the loose!
Skye Fargo is in Kansas for the wedding of an old friend. But when the groom is shot in the back by what seems to be the Murray family gang, his weeping widow seeks revenge. But first the Trailsman must unveil the killer.
Skye Fargo learns that his former partner has been hanged by the sheriff-on the word of the Lord. When the hell-bent sheriff threatens to hang him next, Fargo knows he's really lost his mind.
Skye Fargo's only just hung up his hat in Denver when trouble finds him-in the form of a motley group of gold-digging cutthroats. But the city-as well as the posse-is quick to blame the murders on a nearby Indian tribe.
According to my thirteen-year-old son, every superhero has an origin. My origin is a little embarrassing. I wasn't put into a rocket and sent to Earth by my parents. I wasn't bitten by a radioactive spider. No, I was merely the innocent victim of a Horrible Swiffer Accident. ... Strange things are happening to divorced mother of two Birdie Lee since the Horrible Swiffer Accident. She can sense danger (for example, a carload of speeding teenagers not wearing their seat belts) and spring into action with superhuman speed. She can find out what her daughter is up to on the Internet without even having to snoop. And she's got cleaning powers ordinary women can only dream of. ... Warm, witty, and full of heart, Confessions of Super Mom is the tale of a woman who dares to take a stand against everything from stubborn stains to smug exs to corporate CEOs--and winds up defeating evil in some very unexpected ways. .
Nicky Sullivan starts looking for a story for her failing investigative news program, and turns to the local psychic, her mother Leonora James, for help. The only problem is that her mother, who agreed to a live broadcast, is having problems with her ability to communicate with the dead, and Nicky is worried that the show will be a bust rather than a ratings booster. American Library Association
Three brothers take shelter on a pretechnological world where dragons are worshiped as gods. When the off-world forces they have fled track them down, they must find a way to save the world they've made their own.
People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be intensely caring, warm, smart, and funny but their behavior often drives away those closest to them. If you're struggling in a tumultuous relationship with someone with BPD, this is the book for you. Dr. Shari Manning helps you understand why your spouse, family member, or friend has such out-of-control emotions and how to change the way you can respond. Learn to use simple yet powerful strategies that can defuse crises, establish better boundaries, and radically transform your relationship. Empathic, hopeful, and science based, this is the first book for family and friends grounded in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the most effective treatment for BPD.
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