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A hands-on approach to exploring the human mindToo often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and experiments of psychology into tedious discourse that even Freud would want to repress. Psych 101 cuts out the boring details and statistics, and instead, gives you a lesson in psychology that keeps you engaged - and your synapses firing.From personality quizzes and the Rorschach Blot Test to B.F. Skinner and the stages of development, this primer for human behavior is packed with hundreds of entertaining psychology basics and quizzes you can't get anywhere else.So whether you're looking to unravel the intricacies of the mind, or just want to find out what makes your friends tick, Psych 101 has all the answers - even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
Discover the restorative power of mandala meditationRelax your body, calm your mind, and promote overall well-being with The Art of Mandala Meditation. This gorgeous collection features inspirational instruction and more than eighty colorful mandala illustrations that will help you find the comfort, healing, or inspiration you've been seeking. With these mesmerizing designs, you'll finally be able to ease your mind and free yourself from the obstacles that keep you from achieving inner peace. This book also includes customizable blank mandalas to further your meditation and guide you even deeper into tranquility.This beautiful volume is a must-have for anyone looking to live a more balanced life.
New York Post absurd? Or Onion-like fiction? You decide!British woman weds dolphin! Two minor girls married off to frogs!Tennessee man marries goat!Here's the story: two of these headlines are true - and one's true bologna. Which are straight off the presses? And which one is straight out of the author's mind? It's up to you to decide!The headlines in this book are all so outlandish that it's hard to believe any one of them is true. From stories like "Teen steals bus, picks up passengers" to "World's priciest pigeon goes for $328,000," you'll need to have quite the discerning eye to recognize which are ripped from real newspapers.Filled with hundreds of outrageously authentic headlines, this book leaves you wondering, "Did they really print that?"
Just as humanity begins to rebuild after The War of the Worlds devastated Earth, the Martians launch a second attack. The greatest scientific minds race to find something to stop the next alien invasion from dealing a death-blow for the rest of mankind, and one American inventor steps up to save the day. Thomas Edison arms humanity with spaceships and disintegrator rays and travels to the Red Planet intending to level the interplanetary playing field, once and for all!
There is a mystery in a chapel, and a man who must find the answer.Heavy-drinking, chain-smoking, television pro Ian Graham just wanted a new paying job, but when he arrives at Scotland’s mysterious Rosslyn Chapel to shoot a dramatic for-TV documentary, he’s thrown a different fate altogether - one from 1307 to be exact. When he wakes up seven hundred years away from his own life, Ian must live as an initiate of the Order of the Temple, seek the forgotten truth of Rosslyn’s past, and escape the doom of the Templars before he can’t return.
For five hundred years, the great southern empire of Hastinapura has flourished, ruling the world of Isavalta with an iron fist. But nothing lasts forever . . .The day of her womanhood ceremony finds Princess Natharie of Sindhu happily celebrating with her family, joyfully awaiting her marriage to a prince of another realm. However, when the empire demands that her family send someone to court, Natharie realizes that she is the only one who can satisfy the empror’s wishes.As Natharie spends time in the Hastinapura court, she learns of the empire’s bloodthirsty worship of the Mothers and of the intention of their high priest, Divakesh, to spread their worship beyond the empire - including into neighboring Sindhu - at any cost.These plots threaten to pit Natharie’s homeland against Hastinapura in a disastrous war. Appalled by the power and brazenness of the emperor’s brother, Pirnce Samudra, she realizes as each day brings war ever nearer, that the powerful prince may be her only hope to prevent a war that could destroy them all.
Magic and the force of destiny propelled Bridget Lederle across the void between worlds, through the Land of Death and Spirit, to the world of Isavalta, where she discovered secrets about herself and her family that had been hidden since before her birth. It seems like only yesterday that a charismatic stranger swept her from her home on the shore of Lake Superior and took her on an impossible journey to a strange, bejeweled world where sorcery could spring from the simplest of patterns, with most serious effect.In Isavalta she also discovered magical powers she had never suspected she possessed before her transit between the worlds. More than self-knowledge has changed her: she is in love with Sakra, a powerful sorcerer and her staunch ally. And she learns that her daughter, who she thought was lost to her, is alive.But that daughter is also the pawn in a dangerous game of power and politics. The powerful spells of a ruler intent on conquest threaten to destroy both mother and daughter. Torn between the contending forces of magic and empire, Bridget lives an extraordinary adventure replete with unimaginable dangers. Beset by enemies on all sides, she must rely on the aid of supernatural forces she can’t control, lest she be destroyed by a fate she cannot imagine.
Ingrid Lotfield was a good woman, doing right by her parents, protecting her sensitive sister, and reliably completing her fair share of the chores necessary for life in their fishing village in 1872, on the cold shore of Lake Superior. Then Avan came. He said he was Norwegian, as many of the fisherman were. He was different—kind and quiet and strong—and one day he somehow miraculously helped to save her sister form a terrible fate in a watery grave.She knew Avan was from a far land, knew he loved her. They would be married, have children . . . be fisherfolk as had generations before them.But before they could wed, he was called back to the land of his birth, a land beyond the shore of Superior, beyond Earth, a magical land where he was more than a fisherman. He had to go. He wouldn’t see her hurt, and there were untold forces in his homeland, Isavalta, that could harm her beyond her wildest imaginings. But her love was too strong for him to resist. She would go with him, no matter the risks. So brave, so dear. Together they would face danger and excitement: to save an empire and its empress, and find their own fate, no matter what peril, mo matter how strange.
1899, Sand Island, Wisconsin.Bridget Lederle resides in the lighthouse she’s tended since her father died. Here, on the rocky shore of Lake Suprior, she’s alone with the bitter ignominy of her birth, the shame of her love child’s death, and the ghost of a mother she never really knew...That all changes on the wintry night she rescues a mysterious, charismatic stranger whose boat is nearly dashed upon the rocks. After she’s nursed him back to health, he tells her a fantastical tale...of another world, where somehow only she can save the beleaguered Empress from sorcerous plottings to usurp the throne.His tale is wildly fanciful, yet Bridget feels somehow drawn to his world, to the empire of Isavalta. Kalami, her handsome, charming patient, transports her with him from Lake Superior to a dazzling world that seems like a dream...But if Isavalta is a dream, Bridget’s new life is a nightmare. Caught in a magical crossfire between the powerful Dowager Empress, her daughter-in-law, an the sorcerers who serve their mistresses and other more subtle ends, she doesn’t know whom to trust, whom to beware...With the fate of an empire at stake and her heart torn by conflicting desires, she becomes a reluctant player in a deadly game of politics and magic with rules as hard to untangle as the knots in a silken tassel or the threads of a woven rug.As she attempts to see beyond the masks of power and discover truth in a world where magical spells can take almost any form, each hour she spends in the luxury of Isavalta’s court bunds her more tightly in the seductive embrace of secrets from her own past and of unfulfilled yearnings she can’t deny. A stranger in this bedazzling place, she must find a path to salvation - for herself and for her new, otherworldly home - but that path seems rockier than the Lake Superior shore she left behind.
An evocative and highly engaging romantic fantasy set in the evocative time of King Arthur.Laurel Carnbrea, Queen of Cambryn, arrives at Camelot to marry a man she has never met - Sir Agravain, the brother of the renowned Sir Gawain. Laurel has heard that Agravain is a reserved and cold man, but marriage to King Arthur's nephew will give vital protection to her own lands. However, before the marriage can be consummated, Laurel's new huband receives news that his father, King Lot, is dying, and he must return to his homeland of Gododdin in the north.King Lot has been mad for many years - tormented by the sorceress Morgaine, Arthur's half-sister and deadliest enemy. Agravain and Laurel arrived to find the land of Gododdin in disarray and under threat of invasion from the Picts - led by Morgaine.Laurel has powers of her own, inherited from her grandmother, the Sea, and is prepared to use them to save the land of the new husband she is learning to love. By pitting herself against Morgaine she will face the gravest danger; and Agravain risks losing the woman who has finally managed to reach his heart!
Danger is everywhere she turns, because the path to Camelot never runs smooth . . .When war threatens the kingdom of Camliard, sisters Lynet and Laurel find themselves in the heart of the darkening crisis, with only one way to restore peace. While her older sister remains as a hostage, Lynet must bring back the last heir of Camliard's ancient royal house—the High Queen Guinevere.But Lynet's quest is not so easily achieved. Once in Camelot, she must deal with the politics of court as well as country. One ally is Gareth, youngest brother of the brilliant Sir Gawain, who aches to achieve knighthood and fame by his own hand. But Gareth soon finds this quest is no game, and that Lynet is no maid to be toyed with.With the machinations of the sorceress Morgaine threatening their future, only Lynet and Gareth's strength and love together can save the queen’s hereditary kingdom from a tangled web of magic, treachery and war. And that strength is failing . . .
A quest of hidden shadows, old gods, and immense power - and the battle for Britain continues!Elen believed nothing could withstand her retribution against her family's killer. The daughter of a Welsh chieftain, Elen would wield her growing powers to destroy her enemy and win back her lands. But then she learned of the power behind the invader - the fearsome sorceress Morgaine, who'd vowed to destroy Camelot . . .Rather than attack Elen directly, Morgaine created an elaborate plan to cause Elen to betray all she held dear, including her new ally, the High King. Still holding fast to hope, facing deadly foes seen and unseen, Elen traveled through the wild mountains to find a magical weapon to strike down the sorceress. Sir Geraint, her only companion, would risk life and love to complete their quest - but never honor. Yet will Elen choose honor and the future over revenge and a shattered past?
From the wilds of Moreland to the court of Camelot, a woman searches for her true powers...Fleeing from the knowledge that her father had promised her to an evil sorcerer, Risa of the Morelands refused to be a sacrifice. Armed with her bow and her confidence, she swore to evade the wicked Euberacon's claim. And when she stumbled upon Sir Gawain, returning to Camelot to warn of a plot against the kingdom, she thought she'd discovered the perfect place to hide. Surely the sorcerer Euberacon would not approach her at court?Now ensnared with court and political intrigue, Risa is out of her element. And Euberacon has forced a strong transformation spell upon her. There might be one chance left to save kingdom and soul—but it would take all the strength and power she had...
No one is perfect-but everyone can fake itLet's get real. At one point or another, every woman has had to fake it-how else would we get everything done in a mere twenty-four hours? Fake It makes all those time-sucking tasks-such as doing the laundry, baking a homemade dessert for a school fundraiser, and maintaining a socially acceptable level of personal hygiene-seem effortless. With more than 100 shortcuts and wonderfully constructed white lies, you'll be able to fake it all, including:An immaculate bathroom when the in-laws visitFlawless skin for that big night outLiking a crappy dinner at a friend's houseA tidy car on carpool dayKnowing the answer to your client's questionAnd yes, of course, faking an orgasm So whether you're asked for your opinion about a stomach-turning outfit, really not feeling it in bed, or just too tired to clean the house, Fake It will give you the foolproof advice you need to get through all of life's situations.
Get your brain fit--and your body will follow!Conventional wisdom has always been that in order to lose weight, you need to eat less and move more. But skyrocketing obesity rates tell us that it's not that simple. If you really want to get in shape and stay that way, you need to start at the top--with your brain.The latest research in neuroscience shows that the brains of overweight people are different than the brains of lean people--and not in a good way. Yet, you can train your brain to think like those skinnier counterparts--and leverage that brainpower to drop those extra pounds for good. In Train Your Brain to Get Thin, you'll learn how to:Control hunger levels to reach and maintain optimum weightDefeat emotional eating at its coreFeed the brain the nutrients it needs for optimal performanceTrick the brain into working for, not against, weight lossGet "addicted" to exercise, not foodAnd much, much more!Train Your Brain to Get Thin combines the latest research in both neuroscience and human behavior to give you the brain-changing program you need to get fit, look good, and feel great--for life!
C***! C***! C***!Whether you spend hours daydreaming about c***, or can't stand looking at the c*** next door, The C-Word is a thought-provoking look at all different types of c***.Captured in a variety of situations, you'll find page after page of all different types of c***-hairy and trimmed, fat and skinny, playful and mean. It's c*** galore with more c*** than you could ever imagine!One thing is for certain: You will not be able to put down this photo-celebration of everyone's favorite c-word-cats.
The Everything DASH Diet Cookbook: Lower your blood pressure and lose weight - with 300 quick and easy recipes! Lower your blood pressure without drugs, Lose weight and keep it off, Prevent diabetes, strokes, and kidney stones, Boost your energy, and Stay healthy for life!by Christy Ellingsworth
Take care of your heart-and your waistline!Studies show that the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products, can help lower blood pressure in just fourteen days! It is also one of the smartest and healthiest ways to lose weight and curb diabetes risk-all without the use of medications.The Everything DASH Diet Cookbook contains 300 recipes-all made in 30 minutes or fewer, including:Maple Walnut SconesAhi Tuna with Grape Tomato SalsaPhilly CheesesteaksAsparagus, Swiss, and Ricotta FrittataPumpkin Whoopie Pies The DASH diet is not a quick-weight-loss, trendy diet. It's a new way of eating that can change your life. And the easy-to-make meals won't leave you feeling deprived-of taste or time.
The Everything Kosher Slow Cooker Cookbook: Includes Chicken Soup with Lukshen Noodles, Apple-Mustard Beef Brisket, Sweet and Spicy Pulled Chicken, Potato Kugel, Pumpkin Challah Pudding with Caramel Sauce and hundreds more!by Dena G Price
Kosher cooking make easy!Many traditional kosher meals benefit from long, slow cooking. But who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? With The Everything Kosher Slow Cooker Cookbook, all you'll need is a few minutes of preparation, and the slow cooker does the rest! This all-inclusive cookbook contains 300 recipes perfect for today's busy family-utilizing wholesome ingredients that adhere to the highest kosher standards, including:Apple Cherry Granola CrispMatzoh Ball SoupSweet and Spicy Pulled ChickenGinger-Lime SalmonVegetarian Cholent with KishkeChocolate Crème Brûlée With a collection of recipes for every meal and celebration, this book is packed with dishes that blend satisfying, mouthwatering flavors, and labor-saving convenience. Don't spend any more time worrying about what's for dinner or when you'll have time to make it-with this sensational book, you can create extraordinary kosher dishes without the fuss!
Explore the connection between culinary inspiration and one of the world's oldest forms of rebel art!From James Beard Award winners, Top Chef competitors, and Food Network stars to prep cooks, interns, and sous chefs, few other people are more closely associated with tattoos than chefs. Professional kitchens have traditionally been an unseen haven for many of society's misfits, but recently they have been transformed into stages as the world's obsession with great food and great chefs continues to grow. Knuckle tattoos that once excluded a person from many careers have become a badge of honor and the tattoos are now a testament to their commitment to their craft.Eat Ink goes beyond their Michelin stars and chef's coats to explore what lies beneath: seasoned cooks who love preparing original plates and wear their tattoos proudly as they share the experiences that led them to the kitchen. Inside this cookbook, you'll discover a range of recipes as diverse as the chefs themselves, as well as personal details about the chef's remarkable journeys through the kitchen (and the tattoo parlor). From Lish Steiling's Roasted Parsnip and Kale Salad to Rick Tramonto's Gemelli with Chicken and Spring Herb Sauce to Duff Goldman's Pineapple Hummingbird Cake, each revealing profile offers a never-before-seen peek behind the kitchen door and into the mind of a chef.Complete with hundreds of full-color photographs and 60 delicious recipes from today's top chefs, Eat Ink invites you into their kitchens to sample some of world's best plates.
Say hello to a brand-new way to brighten your morning—or any time of day! Jam-packed with gooey jellies, oozing with rich custards and creams, and covered with mouthwatering toppings, these mini donuts are bursting with big flavor. From recipes for the traditional donuts everyone craves like Chocolate Cake and Powered Sugar to fun, new twists like Chocolate-Bacon-Maple, the donuts in this cookbook will leave you begging for more than just a dozen. Best of all, almost all the recipes can be made in a mini donut maker appliance, a stovetop, or an oven, so all you'll need to create these bite-sized snacks is a hankering for something sweet.Inside this cookbook, you'll find helpful step-by-step instructions and 100 yummy donut recipes, including:Maple-glazedWhite chocolate–red velvetPineapple upside-down cakeButterscotch-bananaChai teaS'mores With Mini Donuts, you'll never again have to wait in line for your favorite bakery treat!
A Cornerstone of Early British Sci-FiIt arrived in the wee hours of the morning. Had an express train derailed? Were the Germans bombing the British countryside again? The truth was beyond Professor Toddleben’s wildest dreams . . . The professor’s quaint estate of Applewood had unceremoniously become home to an extraterrestrial visitor. Saurus, an iguana-like creature borne Earthward from the stars, hatches from a leathery shell and demonstrates both a superlative mind and telepathic abilities. Professor Toddleben and his assistants learn to communicate with him-and from there the plot only thickens!Recognized as the first work to use science-fiction to comment on the philosophical state of man and his creations, Phillpott’s 1938 novel offers a penetrating look into humanity-and a message that continues to resonate with science-fiction lovers everywhere.
The book that New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman considers "one of the finest [fantasy novels] in the English language"Between the mountains and the sea, between the sea and Fairyland, lay the Free State of Dorimare and its picturesque capital, Lud-in-the-Mist. No Luddite ever had any truck with fairies or Fairyland. Bad business, those fairies. The people of Dorimare had run them out generations ago--and the Duke of Dorimare along with them.Until the spring of his fiftieth year, Master Nathaniel Chanticleer, Mayor of Lud-in-the-Mist and High Seneschal of Dorimare, had lived a sleepy life with his only son, Ranulph. But as he grew, Ranulph was more and more fond of talking nonsense about golden cups, and snow-white ladies milking azure cows, and the sound of tinkling bridles at midnight. And when Ranulph was twelve, he got caught up with the fairies, and Nathaniel's life would never be the same.
Deep under the ice of Antarctica, a world of lost tribesmen and dinosaurs thrives in subterranean tropics. Adam More, a British sailor shipwrecked on a return voyage, finds himself marooned among the Kosekin, a death-worshiping, darkness-loving tribe . . . whose highest honor is becoming a human sacrifice!
"Yes sir. Well, there are three men outside trying to kill me....""Quite right," Mr. Frendlyer said. "And today is Landing Day. You came off the ship that landed today, and have been classified a peon.... I'm happy to say that everything is in order. The Landing Day Hunt ends at sundown. You can leave here with the knowledge that everything is correct and that your rights have not been violated.""Leave here? After sundown, you mean."Mr. Frendlyer shook his head and smiled sadly. "I'm afraid not. According to the law you must leave here at once.""But they'll kill me!""That's very true. Unfortunately it can't be helped. A victim by definition is one who is to be killed.... We protect rights, not victims."Omega: Prison planetLife Expectancy: Three years maximumMost people are luckier than that....
Poised, a panther glides silently through the low grass, her lithe muscles rippling beneath the silken fur of her flanks, moving with infinite, unimaginable beauty …Such was Nora, sensual as some proud untamed feline, attractive beyond belief. To see here was to become entranced, to be drawn, irresistibly, into her exotic orbit …But deep within her bosom, unseen, swelled the savage and primeval instinct of the jungle, the instinct of the beast whose beauty veils a terrible, uncontrollable violence … The instinct to destroy …
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