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There is a Threat Lurking Online with the Power to Destroy Your Finances, Steal Your Personal Data, and Endanger Your Life. In Spam Nation, investigative journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs unmasks the criminal masterminds driving some of the biggest spam and hacker operations targeting Americans and their bank accounts. Tracing the rise, fall, and alarming resurrection of the digital mafia behind the two largest spam pharmacies-and countless viruses, phishing, and spyware attacks-he delivers the first definitive narrative of the global spam problem and its threat to consumers everywhere. Blending cutting-edge research, investigative reporting, and firsthand interviews, this terrifying true story reveals how we unwittingly invite these digital thieves into our lives every day. From unassuming computer programmers right next door to digital mobsters like "Cosma"-who unleashed a massive malware attack that has stolen thousands of Americans' logins and passwords-Krebs uncovers the shocking lengths to which these people will go to profit from our data and our wallets. Not only are hundreds of thousands of Americans exposing themselves to fraud and dangerously toxic products from rogue online pharmacies, but even those who never open junk messages are at risk. As Krebs notes, spammers can-and do-hack into accounts through these emails, harvest personal information like usernames and passwords, and sell them on the digital black market. The fallout from this global epidemic doesn't just cost consumers and companies billions, it costs lives too. Fast-paced and utterly gripping, Spam Nation ultimately proposes concrete solutions for protecting ourselves online and stemming this tidal wave of cybercrime-before it's too late. "Krebs's talent for exposing the weaknesses in online security has earned him respect in the IT business and loathing among cybercriminals. . . His track record of scoops. . . has helped him become the rare blogger who supports himself on the strength of his reputation for hard-nosed reporting. " -Bloomberg Businessweek
The doctor will see you now... Three sizzling-hot erotic romance stories to stoke your moodIn The Intern, the temperature of Dr. Lauren Marks's office quickly rises when her new medical intern Courtney turns out to be a passionate and sexy young man.Valerie realizes all of her fantasies when her sexy surgeon and her loving husband team up to offer her some extra-special treatment in My Doctor, My Husband, and Me.Nikki gets more than she bargained for in Seize the Doctor when the hot guy she recently met at a bar walks into her exam room wearing a white coat. Good thing she wore her sexiest lingerie.
Book #3 in Samantha Chase's popular Montgomery seriesWas a little peace and quiet too much to hope for?Mac Montgomery spent two years watching his father play matchmaker for his brothers and their wives and as the last Montgomery standing, he knew it wouldn't be long until all eyes would be on him. While he couldn't deny that things had worked out well for his siblings, the last thing that Mac wanted was to get married and settle down.He hadn't counted on his father not wanting to set him up with anyone.And he hadn't counted on Gina Micelli.After more than a dozen years away from her beloved family friends, Gina Micelli comes home to take care of her ailing father. Some of her most cherished memories are of the times she spent with the Montgomerys - and her crush on Mac. She was a child when she moved away, but now as a grown woman, the thought of seeing Mac again actually has her wondering at the possibilities. Ever the responsible one, Mac makes sure that Gina is taken care of during such an emotional time. He wants to see her as a friend, as the girl that he remembers from his youth. Unfortunately, the beautiful woman she has grown into has all thoughts of a platonic relationship flying out the window. Torn between honor and passion and peace or chaos, all Mac knows is that his life is never going to be the same.The timing is all wrong but for two people fighting for control over their own lives, their response to one another is anything but.Montgomery Brothers Series: Wait for Me (Book 1) Trust in Me (Book 2) Stay with Me (Book 3) Return to You (Book 4) Meant for You (Book 5)What readers say about the Montgomery Brothers series:"The Montgomery brothers are perfect romance! Love it, love it, love it! "Great storyline, strong characters-a great read." "I laughed, cried, felt excitement and sadness, all in a good way.""An adventure in reading. Can't wait to see what is in store for the other Montgomerys."
When Ryder Montgomery shows up on her doorstep ten years after breaking her heart, Casey can't decide which burns hotter - her desire to be with him or the pain he left her with... What readers are saying: "The Montgomery Brothers are perfect romance! Love it, love it, love it!" "Wow! Samantha Chase, thank you for yet another stellar Montgomery Brothers story." "Perfectly executed, great characters, tasteful passionate scenes...a great series" "Truly a beautiful, heartfelt story." "Refreshing... Samantha Chase really knows how to tell a story." "Sweet, sassy and sexy."
The fear of being judged by others in social activities is a common human experience, especially during childhood. But when the fear becomes all-consuming, it can disrupt daily functioning and the development of social competency. Raising the Shy Child: A Parent's Guide to Social Anxiety takes a fresh look at social anxiety disorder, coupling the latest in research trends with evidence-based strategies and real-world stories to untangle the complexities of this disorder. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses a combination of real-world examples and stories from adults and children with social anxiety disorder to show parents and educators how to help children find a path through their fear and into social competence. With specific strategies to address school refusal, bullying, and identity issues, Raising the Shy Child is a must-read resource for anyone dedicated to enhancing the lives of children.
Developed for use with the student book based on the Uniform Lesson Series, this leader resource provides a wealth of information, planning ideas, and lesson guides for each of the 13 lessons in the quarter. This resource includes detailed study of the biblical text, suggestions for developing lessons, teaching options, maps, and charts. It features articles that explore biblical themes related to the passages studied in the lessons. Don't forget to order your student books, which are found in the Related Products Section below. Also available in eBook and download formats. Used by more than 450,000 weekly. Summer themes: JUSTICE God's Prophets Demand Justice Amos Micah Psalms Isaiah Jeremiah
This ongoing day-by-day Bible study series is presented in quarterly segments. Bible-based, Christ-focused, and United Methodist-approved, this resource helps individuals develop the discipline of studying the Bible every day. It coordinates with the lesson themes of Adult Bible Studies listed on the facing page. Each lesson includes: a one-page Bible study for each day of the quarter, along with introductory reflection questions and Commentary on the daily Scripture passage, Life Application, and a concluding prayer. Summer themes: JUSTICE God's Prophets Demand Justice Amos Micah Psalms Isaiah Jeremiah Ezekiel Zechariah Malachi
Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, the book eventually found its way into the hands of high school, college, and postgraduate athletes all over the country. Reading it became a rite of passage on many teams, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation. It ranked as the number one most sought-after out-of-print book in the United States in 2007. Once a Runner is the story of Quenton Cassidy, a collegiate runner at fictional Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He is less than a second away when the political and cultural turmoil of the Vietnam War era intrudes into the staid recesses of his school's athletic department. After he becomes involved in an athletes' protest, Cassidy is suspended from his track team. Under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Bruce Denton, a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Cassidy gives up his scholarship, his girlfriend, and possibly his future to withdraw to a monastic retreat in the countryside and begin training for the race of his life: a head-to-head match with the greatest miler in history. This book is a rare insider's account of the incredibly intense lives of elite distance runners; an inspiring, funny, and spot-on tale of one man's quest to become a champion.
It's the worst sort of surprise: A valued and seemingly happy employee gives his notice. Can you do anything at this point Probably not. Could you have anticipated the departure and tried to prevent it? Absolutely. That's where this book comes in. This practical guide introduces managers to a powerful new engagement and retention tool: the stay interview. Smart companies have begun conducting these periodic reviews in order to discover why their important talent might leave and to solve any problems before they actually quit. Written by the retention expert who pioneered the process, The Stay Interview shows managers how to: Prepare for the meeting Anticipate an employee's top issues * Set realistic expectations from the start * Respond to difficult questions * Listen effectively and dig deeper * Craft a detailed and effective stay plan complete with timeline * Assess each employee's level of engagement, predict potential exits, and communicate results to upper management Complete with the five best questions to ask and sample scripts for different situations, The Stay Interview is the key to a more engaged . . . and much more productive team.
This new primary ethics textbook is uniquely designed to integrate ethics content into the clinical nursing curriculum and to be used throughout the nursing curriculum. This textbook is designed to ensure that the nursing student benefits from a systematic coverage of clinical ethics, moving from simple ethical issues to more complex. The book covers clinical ethics in theory and practice by building upon the foundations of ethics using the traditional clinical practice content areas such as children and adolescents, adult, critical care, and women's health.
Topics include: the natural border between Europe and Asia; Europe's many peninsulas, mountain systems, and other landforms; how Europe's location on Earth affects the continent's climate; European bodies of water, including seas, lakes, rivers, and bays; and the tundra, steppes, forests, and the living things found in these biomes.
A simple biography of the man who revolutionized American industry with his assembly-line production of automobiles.
Lab book for Bio 105 Environmental Biology
What if we could open up our planet and look inside? From its red-hot core to the highest mountain peak, come see Earth as you've never seen it before in a colorful introduction to the powerful forces shaping our home.
HPB's first major work, originally published in 1877. The most astounding compendium of occult facts and theories in Theosophical literature. It proclaims the existence of mystery schools under the guardianship of men who are servants for truth. It outlines a movement by the Guardians of the Ancient Wisdom to preserve and protect the ageless truths, until in later times they would again become known for the spiritual benefit of all.
On the morning of Windland Cloud's sixteenth birthday, she awoke from a frightening dream that left her feeling shaken and in desperate need of human company, but the house was empty. Her parents were nowhere to be found and they left no note. This adds to her sense of unease and the need to escape the residue from the dream and thoughts of her family's dysfunctional life teetering on the edge of poverty, is nearly unbearable. Windland grabs her hiking boots, laces up, and heads to a nearby state park to try and clear her mind. On the way there her fantastical journey begins. . . Falling off a mountain into the year 1896, dealing with a woman who wants her dead, and avoiding an overly suspicious sheriff are the downside of the adventure Fate throws her into. The upside seems to be rescuing a reclusive woman, who may hold the secret to how Windland can get home, and a blue-eyed Irishman who holds not only Windland's heart but her future in his hands. Will she be able to return to her own time? And what will happen when she does?Windland's Rescue is a coming of age tale with a cast of characters that span time and galaxies; energy grids and traveling portals; wicked women and secret rooms - and the ultimate need to find your way back home.
Are you so tired and burned out that you feel life is running you instead of you living it? Have you lost faith in yourself, in your life, and in your God? This is a nondenominational spiritual self-help book. It is intended for people of all faiths, religions, and belief systems, as well as nonbelievers. In God, Are You Listening? Elizabeth Hutchinson provides the inspiration you need to find meaning and purpose in your life. She shares her own story of how the stress and strain of her responsibilities propelled her toward a life-threatening case of burnout. She describes in accessible language the process she undertook to arrive at "heart consciousness. "Sections include: Unanswered Prayers Embracing the Gifts God Gave Us Forgiveness Blessings From Fear to Freedom Discipline Elizabeth draws on a number of techniques from psychology to spirit-centered disciplines bringing all aspects of mind, body, and spirit practice together to form a comprehensive healing path. She shares insightful stories that help build self-esteem and self-worth, she illustrates the power of word therapy, and how being in nature or listening to music can contribute to therapeutic growth. And a good deal more. At the end of each chapter, she provides exercises for further study. Elizabeth writes, "Be gentle with yourself and know that you will still have some 'bad' days. You will snap at your spouse or your children or have limited patience with the sales clerk or you may feel lonely. Old patterns are difficult to break, but the more you persist the easier it becomes. As soon as I give it over to God I find instant peace. "In God, Are You Listening?, you will find a thoughtful and encouraging teacher who will help you to find the joy, love, and peace each of us deserves.
In The Gift of Spirit Tina Coluccio chronicles her journey from heartbreak to healing, and spiritual illumination. In the process, Tina offers personal stories, accessible suggestions, and straightforward explanations of spiritual concepts to help readers cultivate more joyous, spiritually guided lives, no matter their circumstances. Before Tina was in High School, she lost her older brothers in two separate but equally tragic accidents and her father to disease - leaving behind Tina and her mother who both suffered from unimaginable loss and loneliness as a consequence. Tina's mother never rebounded from the devastation of such loss, and she passed on when Tina was in her mid-thirties. Tina took a different more soulful path, turning her life from one of sorrow into one of hope, strength, and renewal. The Gift of Spiritmeaningfully captures one woman's inspiring grace during her darkest hours, and provides guidance for others to find hope and healing during their own.
"GranddadOCOs Farmhouse Porch Stories" expand nine classic stories out of civilizationOCOs faith narratives from yesterday into identity guidelines for the greatest age the human family has ever known. Because GranddadOCOs stories align with the progression of knowledge in science and technology, especially brain science and positive psychology, they help us to make the most of our new age of learning. But the most important keys to our new pathway to tomorrow are ten power words that define the better side of our humanity. The Big Ten power words include the personal qualities of KINDNESS and CARING, HONESTY and RESPECT. They include the relationship qualities of COLLABORATION and TOLERANCE, FAIRNESS and INTEGRITY. They lead to the summit qualities of DIPLOMACY and NOBILITY. These power words define us as the Big Ten Generation. "GranddadOCOs" stories look at both sides of the human story OCo the look back and the look forward. Those who make the future more important than the past and choose the Big Ten power words as markers for their identity narrative, will develop the positive strengths of their personality and have greater insight for success. "GranddadOCOs" stories are serious fiction and define a positive future for our age of unparalleled possibilities, where it is more important than ever to learn how to update identity in sync with the world familyOCOs growing knowledge base. "GranddadOCOs Farmhouse Porch Stories" deserve a high priority for every reader seeking to turn old endings into new beginnings and make the most of our time in history and place in the story. "
Be the Light takes readers to a magical place where secrets are revealed and questions answered - like "Why am I here?" "What is my purpose?" "How can I live an inspiring life?" Travel along to the Kingdom of the Light with Dr. Karen Campten who asks these age-old questions and uncovers glimpses of meaning in forgotten music, a light-filled bouquet of flowers, and the company of her oldest friends, her beloved cousin, and the grandchildren of the next generation. Liz Crisostomo offers a compelling and inspiring story where each seeker and reader will no doubt recognize something of themselves in Karen, Brian, Lola, Trevor, Shasha, their friends and family who are woven throughout her story. You will be moved by their strength and courage, stirred by their laughter, and become sympathetic to their pain and sadness. By getting to know the characters Liz has so lovingly created, you will begin to understand why you have the talents you have, where they've come from, and why you were blessed with these particular gifts. About the Kingdom of LightThere is a magical kingdom, not far from here. It is ruled by a very powerful and wise King, along with a very kind and gentle Queen. The King and Queen have two children, Prince Branigi and his younger sister, Princess Karicoma, whom the King lovingly nicknamed PK. Soon the Princess was known throughout the kingdom as PK. Everywhere you look in this place, you see lights of different colors. There are thousands of lights not seen anywhere else. Everyone and everything is filled and surrounded by a soft glow of their own special color of light. The people in this kingdom are called Light Beings and this place is called the Kingdom of Light. It is from these lights that the magical power comes. Some beings are surrounded by just one color of light, some have two or more. Through Liz's evocative fable between time and space and the realms beyond, you will be reminded that you are not alone on this journey, and you will discover how magnificent, profound, and utterly simple it is that each of us is the light we seek.
Simon Mollat woke up in the dunes of Arambol Beach, Goa, India with an agonizing hangover. The year was 2000 and the apocalypse was still a figment of collective imagination - the millennium celebration had lasted Simon for four consecutive months. A more enlightened soul would have enjoyed the sunrise, but not Simon. He was being pissed on by a stray dog, and somewhere in the back of his mind Pink Floyd wandered in and around his aching head. Is there anybody out there? Once he had been a promising young man from the land of the midnight sun. Current status? Man on the lam suffering from depression and aimlessness, a stray dog's pissing post. His thoughts turned to the stones he'd stuffed in his pocket during the night, the boat he could easily "borrow" that could take him away, far into the water. He would slip out of the boat and dive downward and away from all of his suffering. Something intervened and took Simon out of his suicidal head and the recurring Pink Floyd soundtrack; it was something itchy and stuffed in the neck opening of his t-shirt. It was a balled up piece of paper with the photograph of a withered Indian man and a message that read, "Freedom from this 'me'" and signed by someone named Raman Kavalam. It smelled of incense and made Simon think of sects, robes, and cultist brainwashing. Simon was by no means a religious person, he didn't even believe in God. But something compelled him forward to seek out this Raman Kavalam, something much larger than himself. And, so begins the odyssey of Simon Mollat's spiritual awakening. Within the Space of the Moment takes readers on an unforgettable journey from despair and outer pleasure to inner peace and the feeling of being intensely alive. "If there is any formula at all to discovering the truth of who you are, it lies in the distinction between an occupied mind and a still or clear one. "
Foal and the Angels is about a journey to understand the great wisdom hidden behind life. Through a series of dreams and insightful messages that provide Foal with some pretty intensive lessons, the mystery of life unravels and he shares these spiritual discoveries with other seekers. One of the most important lessons Foal learns is how easy it is to look within for guidance:"What I describe here is almost exactly how it happened, or at least how it was felt and registered in my mind. So is all of this true? I don't know. How could anyone possibly know? But genuine? Yes. It comes from the heart. The fine line between imagination and inspiration was unknowingly blurred into one of a bigger Truth, becoming a sort of thick pipeline between two different worlds. "I experienced this from the inside out, living the fascinating and captivating dreams, being amazed at the beauty and wisdom of the messages. Nothing could be truer to me than this experience; nothing could be more real to me. It was an intensive course of wisdom, imparted through dreams, messages, and voices. I call it Angels School. "Other poignant lessons Foal learns through his journey: The compassion you have, let it flow, and let it flow close before it goes far (from the Angel of Compassion). If you love me, you cannot but SEE me (from God). Turn ego into compassion, Foal (from Jesus Christ). It is the complete trust inside that makes the momentum and the impact (Archangel Chamuel). You shall deserve the joy you make, and you shall take merit for the happiness you build (Lord Michael). Whether you consider yourself a spiritual person or someone simply trying to figure it all out, the gentle messages and lessons in Foal and the Angels will inspire you to live a more authentic life.
In Travelers: The Meaningful Journey, Régent Jean Cabana takes readers on a soul-affirming journey, making a strong case that the world outside, the one we travel into, responds to the world inside, the world we carry in our hearts and souls. Cabana draws on both old and new age wisdom to illustrate the unique qualities of each individual traveler, while at the same time exemplifying the universal appeal and symbolic strength of the figure of "Traveler" as portrayed throughout the ages. Travelers: The Meaningful Journey teaches us that our voyages can bring a special kind of wisdom when we are open to the possibilities, and it reminds us that home is within, not without. This is a book you will want to take with you wherever you go - whether it's on a weekend pilgrimage or a month-long sojourn.
Theo Grutter is a big, friendly bear of an unpretentious, spontaneous outdoorsman. Born and educated mostly in Switzerland to enter the corporate world, he soon discovered that this life wasn't for him. He moved to Paris and married Clara, a concert pianist. They landed in New York to search for a lifestyle more to their liking in which to raise a family, which soon grew to include five children. They lived in many places, finally settling in a small Mexican Pacific coast fishing village in winter and traveling up to Sitka, Alaska in the summers, where Theo still fishes as a solitary commercial fisherman. Theo and Clara took yearly walkabouts in many exotic countries of the world, with Theo ever observing, learning, and writing about how life works on Earth. Thinking Wild is the fruit of twelve years' work, a series of essays carved in Theo's non-native and poetic English, written by a remarkable man with deep insight, a fisher philosopher, a seer and seeker railing against man's disrespect of other lifeforms on Earth. All is shared by a man who sees his life as his work of art, and treads a path towards a new way of seeing life more lovingly.
A truce between Simkada and Valyna on the planet of Urshan Dai remains fragile and tense. Travelers rarely venture beyond their homeland cities for fear of ostracization and safety. War breaks out shortly after an incursion of Valynan soldiers into SimkadaOCOs territory, shattering the delicate peace between the two cities. Against this tense political backdrop, Nadan, with his friends, Ranum and Naria, who are all part of an ancient mystical order called the ajnir, travel across the planet in a quest to unravel the riddles of a strange apparition known as an uriel. In a faraway mystical city across the vast desert that encompasses most of Urshan Dai, the three companions learn a strange truth about the history of their planet. "