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365 Ways to Live Happy

by Meera Lester

Becoming happier is easier than you think. With this practical, hands-on guide to all things joyful, you can bliss out in no time. You'll learn how to: Lighten up-once and for all, Work shorter and play longer, Practice pleasing yourself first, Attract more fun-friendly people, Go from dull routine to dynamic lifestyle, Master the pleasure principle, Find meaning moment by moment; Forgive, forget, and follow your bliss; Reinvent your happy selves, one day at a time. This book is all you need to be all you can be, happily!-starting now.

Alternate Outlaws (Alternate Anthologies #4)

by Mike Resnick

Judith Tarr, George Alec Effinger, Frank M. Robinson, David Gerrold, and other notable writers present a collection of entertaining science fiction tales in which the bad guys go legit and some of history's heroes take up a life of crime. Original.

Communicating Across Cultural Differences: Transnational Leadership

by Beth Fisher-Yoshida Kathy D. Geller

This chapter from Transnational Leadership Development teaches how to communicate across cultures focusing on the interaction between the speakers (direct–indirect), the shared and disparate meaning of words, expressions, and phrases (words–expressions), and to the style of delivering the message (linear–circular). Filled with examples it features a model for communicating more effectively across cultural differences including listening more effectively, forms of inquiry, voicing thoughts and feelings, and empathy.

365 Ways to Live Green

by Diane Gow McDilda

It's the choices we make every day that affect our world tomorrow365 Ways to Live Green offers an extended list of opportunities to live with more care for the environment by educating, inspiring and motivating people to look at the choices that are made everyday, and challenging them to change their habits. Broken down into 365 tips, with two concise points per page, readers can use this book to learn to make better everyday choices, from picking safer cleaning products to alternative holidays-this is everyone's all-purpose guide to green living.

365 Ways to Live Cheap

by Trent Hamm

Use cold water for most clothes washing and save up to $63 a year. Minimize your carload and reduce your gas mileage by as much as 5 percent. Invest in a deep freezer and fill it up with meat discounted at 30 percent or more. Take a look at your life and you'll realize that there's almost always a way to make do on less. This book offers up a bevy of ways to cut down on costs and still enjoy a satisfying lifestyle in any situation. From practicing good gas conservation habits to learning to love leftovers, this book will help every aspiring penny pincher stop the unnecessary spending and find the fun in frugality!

The 250 Questions Every Landlord Should Ask

by George Sheldon

As the U.S. housing crisis deepens, more former homeowners are becoming renters. Other people are purchasing foreclosed or devalued properties and turning them into rental units. There are great opportunities for investors seeking to become landlords--but they must beware of pitfalls as well. This compact, easy-to-follow guide is a helpful tool for landlords and those who are considering renting out their properties.Using a question-and-answer format, George Sheldon explains how to: decide on the right rent to charge; screen tenants to find the good ones and discourage bad ones; deal with unexpected expenses; resolve landlord-tenant disputes; and more. This concise, non-technical guide will provide quick, clean answers to the top 250 questions about how to be the best landlord and reap the best profits.

Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis: 7 Essential Lessons for Surviving Disaster

by Ian I. Mitroff

Like many companies over the last few years, yours has probably done a great deal to reassess its physical, strategic, and financial vulnerabilities. But there is a huge difference between business continuity planning and true crisis management. Do your company and employees have the necessary ""IQ"" not only to withstand a crisis but also to come through it with strength and confidence? Ian Mitroff, recognized around the world as an authority in crisis management, has created a plan that goes well beyond "disaster preparedness" to help your company get accustomed to working in the face of some unsettling facts: * In an age of terror, cyberattacks, large-scale corporate fraud and more, crisis is no longer a question of if, but of when. * Your company, no matter its size, industry, or location, is not immune from this reality. * Your contingency planning will only be as effective as the human beings charged with putting it into action. Mitroff outlines seven distinct competencies your organization needs to handle crises effectively: * Right Heart (emotional IQ): By accepting crisis as an inevitability, you can process much of the shock and grief beforehand, and avoid making the effects of the crisis even worse through an unconstructive response. * Right Thinking (creative IQ): ""Crises don’t give a damn for the ways in which we have organized the world,"" so out-of-the-box thinking is essential. * Right Social and Political IQ: Understand that your business is subject not only to the particular pitfalls of its industry, but also to the universal and complex challenges that threaten all companies. * Right Integration (integrative IQ): Realize that crises are perceived differently by different stakeholders, and are never simple ""exercises"" that can be ""solved. "" Identify and reconcile these perceptions now so that the path is clear when the crisis strikes. * Right Technical IQ: ""Think like a controlled paranoid"" to uncover ways in which malicious forces could cause a crisis in your company. Question every assumption about what is ""normal,"" ""impossible,"" or ""absurd. "" * Right Aesthetic IQ: Reconsider the classic design of the corporation, which is meant to address problems as they arise, and move toward one in which crisis management is an overarching discipline on a par with, for example, finance. * Spiritual IQ: Reject the notion that people’s physical, mental, and spiritual beings are completely separate; recognize that crises cause us to question the very meaning of our lives and what we do, and establish ahead of time why our work is, and must remain, important to us on many different levels. Although crisis management has taken on new urgency in recent turbulent times, the need for careful planning did not originate on September 11, 2001. Mitroff’s examples, drawn from interviews conducted both after the 2001 attacks and during his 25-year career as an expert in crisis management, demonstrate the need for action -- and offer a blueprint for taking it.

Kanban Made Simple: Demystifying and Applying Toyota's Legendary Manufacturing Process

by Kenneth R. Mcinnis John M. Gross

Originally developed at Toyota, the approach to manufacturing known as Kanban has helped revolutionize how corporations and suppliers achieve maximum efficiency in getting products to and from the assembly line. When implemented properly, the Kanban technique minimizes waste, avoids overproduction, and ensures quick response to changes and problems. Kanban Made Simple is the first simple 'how-to' guide for incorporating the just-in-time ingenuity of the Kanban system into any manufacturing environment. From the Japanese word for "visual record," the technique dictates that suppliers deliver parts to the warehouse only as they are needed, reducing storage in the production area. Using before-and-after case studies, this easy-to-follow guide contains information on establishing project goals, forming a Kanban team, and designing the process. Kanban Made Simple helps readers decide if Kanban is right for their organization, then teaches them how to train personnel and administer the program. A ready-to-use CD-ROM, included with the book, guides the Kanban team through the entire implementation process.

The Anatomy of Persuasion: How to Persuade Others To Act on Your Ideas, Accept Your Proposals, Buy Your Products or Services, Hire You, Promote You, and More!

by Norbert Aubuchon

Some people seem to be able to talk anybody into anything! Do they simply possess a natural talent that the rest of us can never hope to imitate? This refreshing books says "No!" and provides readers with a unique, proven, step-by-step analytical thinking process that anyone can use to analyze, organize, and present information in a persuasive way. The Anatomy of Persuasion literally dissects each step in the persuasion process. Readers will turn their great ideas into tangible realities as they learn how to: * apply the two major principles of communication * perceive the needs of others * present the features and benefits of their idea * understand the subconscious decisions people often make * create a logical, error-free proposal (oral or written) that will win the day.

The Baby-Sitters Club #17: Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery; Stacey's Mistake; Claudia And The Bad Joke; Kristy And The Walking Disaster (The\baby-sitters Club Ser. #17)

by Ann M. Martin

The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! Mary Anne should never have thrown away that chain letter she got in the mail. Ever since she did, bad things have been happening--to everyone in the Baby-sitters Club. With Halloween coming up, Mary Anne's even more worried--what kind of spooky thing will happen next? Then Mary Anne finds a new note in her mailbox: Wear this bad-luck charm, it says. OR ELSE. Mary Anne has to do what the note says. But who sent the charm? And why send it to Mary Anne? If the BSC doesn't solve this mystery soon, their bad luck might never stop! The best friends you'll ever have--with classic BSC covers and a letter from Ann M. Martin!

The Reader Over Your Shoulder: A Handbook for Writers of English Prose

by Robert Graves

In late October 1939, Robert Graves wrote to Alan Hodge: “I have begun a new book, about English.” Graves and Hodge had recently completed a social history of the between-wars period called The Long Week-End. Now they embarked on this new project, “a handbook for writers of English Prose,” to be called The Reader Over Your Shoulder. The world was in total upheaval. Graves had already fled Majorca three years earlier at the start of the Spanish Civil War. As they labored over their new writing project, Graves and Hodge witnessed the fall of France and the evacuation of Allied forces at Dunkirk. In early September 1940 began the bombing of London by the German Luftwaffe, a concentrated effort to destroy the resolve of the English people. Graves’s and Hodge’s idea was simple enough: at a time when their whole world was falling apart, the survival of English prose sentences, of writing that was clear, concise, intelligible, had become paramount if hope were going to survive the onslaught. They came up with forty-one principles for writing, the majority devoted to clarity, the remainder to grace of expression. They studied the prose of a wide range of noted authors and leaders, finding much room for improvement. Quoting grammarian and bestselling author Patricia T. O’Conner from her new introduction, “With a new war to be won, the kingdom couldn’t afford careless, sloppy English. Good communication was critical.” The book they would write would turn out to be one of the most erudite, and at the same time one of the most spontaneous and inspired, ever to take on the challenge of writing well. O’Conner in her introduction describes The Reader Over Your Shoulder as nothing less than “the best book on writing ever published.” The present edition restores, for the first time in three-quarters of a century, the original, 1943, text, which in subsequent printings and editions had been shortened by over 150 pages, including much of the heart of the book.

The Shake Up: Misfit to Best Fit in 30 days

by Camille Diaz

The Shake Up is a 30-day guide created for people who want to calm the chaos in their lives, find their purpose, and follow their dreams. You can make your way through the book and get on a path toward changing your life in just a few minutes a day. The techniques in this book will help you learn to trust your intuition and make decisions from a place of clarity and understanding rather than a place of frustration and desperation. Create a better work-life balance for yourself, accept yourself, feel happier, and have the courage to make changes. If you’re ready to break out of your current habits and foster an opportunity for change, read The Shake Up.

Momentum: 77 Observations Toward A Life Well Lived

by Mark Bravo

‘Mark’s book is a great testament to the spirit...what tenacity, a positive outlook, and staying the course does for one’s life. It’s a must-read for one who’s serious about being the best they can be.’ – BILL RODGERS Four-time Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon winner How do we reinvigorate our days when nothing seems to be working? It can be anything, a job that doesn’t inspire, lack of ambition, or even a relationship gone awry. Getting back on the right track is precarious, but the essential element in starting this process is Momentum. Mark Bravo’s Momentum: 77 Observations Toward a Life Well Lived will help you stay focused and turn this key component for bettering life into a way of life. Through his experiences and those of others, Bravo offers practices to put to use today, like the mind-set to turn adversity into an asset, how to pursue a “kinder, gentler” treatment of yourself and others, and putting your “signature” on life, no matter the circumstances. In effect, ceasing to be the victim, and being in control of your own destiny. Bravo’s courageous and poignant insights will inspire you to see the proverbial glass not half-empty, but “three-quarters full.” It thus becomes your template to filling your years with that most pivotal of traits: Momentum!

Infected: Prey (Infected #2)

by Andrea Speed

2nd EditionInfected: Book OneIn a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds. The murder of a former cop draws Roan into an odd case where an unidentifiable species of cat appears to be showing an unusual level of intelligence. He juggles that with trying to find a missing teenage boy, who, unbeknownst to his parents, was "cat" obsessed. And when someone is brutally murdering infecteds, Eli Winters, leader of the Church of the Divine Transformation, hires Roan to find the killer before he closes in on Eli. Working the crimes will lead Roan through a maze of hate, personal grudges, and mortal danger. With help from his tiger-strain infected partner, Paris Lehane, he does his best to survive in a world that hates and fears their kind... and occasionally worships them.First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, June 2010

Hell & High Water (THIRDS #1)

by Charlie Cochet

THIRDS: Book OneWhen homicide detective Dexter J. Daley's testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences--and the media frenzy--aren't far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he's lucky he doesn't find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he'll get transferred from the Human Police Force's Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father--a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS--pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent. Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer--and every bit as dangerous.

Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961

by Larry Dane Brimner

On May 4, 1961, a group of thirteen black and white civil rights activists launched the Freedom Ride, aiming to challenge the practice of segregation on buses and at bus terminal facilities in the South. The Ride would last twelve days. Despite the fact that segregation on buses crossing state lines was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1946, and segregation in interstate transportation facilities was ruled unconstitutional in 1960, these rulings were routinely ignored in the South. The thirteen Freedom Riders intended to test the laws and draw attention to the lack of enforcement with their peaceful protest. As the Riders traveled deeper into the South, they encountered increasing violence and opposition. Noted civil rights author Larry Dane Brimner relies on archival documents and rarely seen images to tell the riveting story of the little-known first days of the Freedom Ride. With author’s note, source notes, bibliography, and index. *Winner of the 2018 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Deathstalker Coda (Deathstalker #8)

by Simon R. Green

Lewis Deathstalker has succeeded at the impossible: he’s found Owen Deathstalker, presumed dead for the last two hundred years. Owen’s return strikes a crippling blow to the Empire as his military joins the rebellion. But Owen himself has a larger mission. He -- and according to prophecy, he alone -- must travel back in time to stop the steadily advancing Terror before the galaxy is destroyed, leaving his descendant Lewis in command of the growing rebel army.Even as Emperor Finn Durandal’s empire is on the brink of annihilation from the Terror, he will do anything, no matter how evil, to retain power. Lewis is equally determined to take Finn down and restore the rightful ruler to the throne.Deathstalker Coda is the exciting finale to the beloved space opera series from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.

Deathstalker Destiny (Deathstalker #5)

by Simon R. Green

Owen Deathstalker has a prophecy to fulfill. Just as the espers foretold, Owen tumbled an empire and witnessed the end of everything he believed in...all that's left to do is die. But Owen has a few more scores he'd like to settle before his borrowed time is up.The Empire is besieged by nanotechnology plagues and AI invasions, while mysterious and horrific beings, known as "the Recreated," descend from the Darkvoid. But right now, Owen's only concern is rescuing Hazel d'Ark from the vicious Blood Runners who abducted her. He's already lost so much to become the leader and warrior he never wanted to be; he'll be damned if he loses Hazel too. So one more time, Owen Deathstalker will step up and be the hero--for Hazel, and then for Humanity. One more time, he'll call upon the gifts of the Deathstalker Clan to fulfill his destiny and face death. All while knowing that every "one more time" could be his last. Deathstalker: Destiny is the fifth book in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's beloved space opera series. Don't miss the next chapter of the Deathstalker universe in Deathstalker: Legacy.

Advanced Medical Intuition: Six Underlying Causes Of Illness And Unique Healing Methods (Medical Intuition Ser. #2)

by Tina M. Zion

"I truly was not living before I embarked on this path. I wish everyone could experience the miracles and magic I’ve seen enter my life. Thank you, Tina, for making it possible.” –Jean B., Student Advanced Medical Intuition is power packed with information. This book is the next step to take after reading Tina Zion's book, Become a Medical Intuitive: The Complete Developmental Course. This teaching manual offers these educational features for your success:• 1. Descriptions of the 6 causes of illness and the specific healing techniques for each category. • 2. Case studies transcribed from Tina’s recorded medical intuitive sessions. • 3. Case studies presented in narrative story-like form.• 4. Comments within the transcriptions explain each segment.• 5. Healing techniques are demonstrated in transcripts, narratives, and in numbered steps throughout the book.• 6. Step-by-step explanations describing purpose and healing goals.• 7. Key concepts are highlighted throughout.• 8. Different approaches to engage and empower your clients as the session progresses.• 9. A complete summary of the healing techniques for a quick guide to learn from.This advanced manual assists newly aware individuals as well as the professional already in private practice. It will enable you to use those refined intuitive skills to uncover the six causes of illness and the unique healing methods for each cause. Finding the true cause of illness leads to healings that are far beyond the superficial level.As one of Tina’s former students, I can say that it is her personality that makes learning so much easier. This woman knows what she’s talking about and practices what she teaches.” –Nita S.


by Baron Alexander Deschauer Simone Valiceli

Descrição do livro: A Regra de Ouro: Quem tem o ouro, dita as regras Em um mundo pós-ouro, aquele que controla as finanças dita as regras. Acidentalmente, o detetive Warren Clog da CIA descobre uma conspiração que não faz sentido a não ser para os pais de Jack, um jovem universitário. Quando os pais dele fogem, Jack é arrastado para uma conspiração mundial para tentar salvar seus pais e a ele mesmo. O que está em jogo não é nada menos que a estabilidade de um mundo livre.

O Viking: Bron Os Vikings, Episódio III

by F. Rocha Bambi Lynn

Depois de escapar do tirano brutal que a mantém debaixo de sua bota, a nova esperança de Leda é destruída ao descobrir que seu refúgio não é mais do que uma cova de Nórdicos brutais, com a intenção de conquistar toda a França e reivindicando suas riquezas para os seus homens. Quando ela é oferecida como um escrava de cama para o viking mais feroz de todos eles, ela se desespera por perceber que a liberdade vem a um preço. Brondulf Adilson atingiu o terror em seus inimigos pelo tempo que ele lembra, para incluir as mulheres que compartilharam sua cama. Impaciente por sua aparição terrível, ele não espera o cumprimento de sua nova escrava e está resignado a forçá-la a sua vontade.

Every Which Way But Dead (Hollows #3)

by Kim Harrison

Rachel Morgan's back! Bestselling author Kim Harrison returns with a new supernatural adventure that fans of Laurell K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris won't want to miss.Some days, you just can't win. Witch and former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan's managed to escape her corrupt company, survive living with a vampire, start her own runner service, and face down a vampire master. But her vampire roommate Ivy is off the wagon, her human boyfriend Nick is out of town indefinitely and doesn't sound like he's coming back while the far-too-seductive vampire Kisten is looking way too tempting, and there's a turf war erupting in Cincinnati's underworld.And there's a greater evil still. To put the vampire master behind bars and save her family, Rachel made a desperate bargain and now there's hell to pay--literally. For if Rachel cannot stop him, the archdemon Algaliarept will pull her into the sorcerous ever-after to forfeit her soul as his slave. Forever.

Las 7 Leyes de la Productividad

by Emmanuel Goshen Carlos

Las 7 Leyes de la Productividad es un libro informativo, que explica la necesidad e importancia de ser productivo y efectivo como líder o como gerente, tanto en relación a uno mismo como en relación a la organización como un todo. Explica los parámetros básicos de la productividad a través de siete leyes que demuestran cómo ser más productivo, y explicitan la importancia y el impacto de la mejora contínua para poder hacer avanzar una organización en la dirección esperada. Este libro aumenta el conocimiento y la visión de cualquiera que quiera dirigir una organización, independientemente de su tamaño o estado. Es de fácil lectura y arroja conclusiones interesantes sobre distintos aspectos que deben considerarse para que la organización sea efectiva y receptiva, tanto en relación a los participantes como en relación a posibles inversiones y ganancias esperadas. Es una guía práctica que puntualiza algunas técnicas de liderazgo que son aplicables para lograr transformar a una organización.

El Vikingo: Gunnar ~ Breve relato erótico (Episodio I)

by Bambi Lynn Carla Fuentes Megía

Gunnar Sigurdsen necesita encontrar un sitio en el que pasar el invierno con su grupo de hombres nórdicos. Una fortaleza indefensa en la desembocadura del río Sena parece ser el blanco perfecto. Oliana du Fossé espera con impotencia a que el salvaje de su marido la reclame, pero no se da cuenta de que la está seduciendo un invasor del norte hasta que ya es demasiado tarde. ¿Conseguirán Gunnar y Oliana dejar de lado sus diferencias el tiempo suficiente como para construir un refugio seguro que dure más de una temporada?

Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning: The Inpp Developmental Screening Test And School Intervention Programme

by Sally Goddard Blythe

Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning is a substantially revised and expanded edition of a long established INPP training manual that has been consistently proven in practice. The package includes tests for children, a developmental movement programme, and information about online access to INPP video training materials. Based on the proven INPP model for neuromotor development screening and intervention, which is unique in having been rigorously evaluated in research and practice Expands and revises an INPP manual which has previously only been available to training customers, and which is a foundation stone of the overall INPP approach Places emphasis on children's physical development and how neuro-motor skills provide the foundations for learning success. The package includes batteries of tests for younger and older children, a developmental movement programme This book may be supported and enhanced by INPP video training materials and score sheets, available for download purchase from the INPP website

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