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Looking for support with the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia? 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 dealing with the chronic pain, handling the debilitating fatigue, and solving the various sleep issues that arise due to fibromyalgia. As you deal with these fibromyalgia symptoms, the more you know about the disorder, the better you will be able to take charge of your condition.
Looking for answers after your diagnosis of fibromyalgia? 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 information on this condition of chronic pain, including symptoms of the disorder, the overall effect it has on your body, and how it will affect your life. As you deal with the chronic pain and fatigue, the more you know about the disorder, the better you will be able to take charge of your condition.
Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter: "I eagerly read 'Now I Know' every day. It's always fresh, always a surprise, and always interesting!" --Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts. Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.
Explore the curiosities of our galaxy!Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry sky.From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won't be able to get anywhere else.So whether you're looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
Mandy McCarthy is unlucky in love and hapless on the job. In six weeks, she couldn't sell a single used car at her stepfather's lot. Just when she begins to fret that her fortune will never turn around, her salvation arrives at Archie's A-1 Autos in a surprising form: the governor's son.Not only does Aaron Owen want to recruit Mandy to work for his car charity, but the two have an instant attraction that has them sneaking off for trysts during test drives. Unfortunately, Governor Owen plans to run for re-election and he expects his grown son to keep his nose clean. That means no shagging his staff, and definitely no falling in love with wildcards--at least not until after the election.Mandy doesn't want to play secret lovers and would rather let the love of her life go than hide as if she's a dirty little secret. With the governor blackmailing his son and threatening to pull his charity's grant funding if he doesn't drop her, Mandy figures her luck will run out again unless someone's willing to swing a U-turn...but who?Sensuality Level: Sensual
After the death of their father and the transfer of the family home to their half brother John and his horrid wife Fanny, Marianne and Elinor Dashwood, along with their mother and younger sister, must find someplace new to live. While they search for a new home, however, Fanny's brother Edward Ferrars comes to visit and forms an intense connection with Elinor - a connection that is severed when the Dashwood women move away.While Elinor pines for the love she's lost, Marianne finds herself the object of affection of not one but two gentlemen in her new town - the reserved, thirty-five-year-old bachelor Colonel Brandon and the young, handsome John Willoughby.In this new twist on a beloved classic, Lauren Lane throws propriety to the wind and seamlessly weaves in the other side of the story - the story of what happens when the Dashwood sisters get their men behind closed doors. This Sense and Sensibility is chock-full of sex, and will finally give modern readers of Austen answers to all their biggest - and most salacious - questions. How do Elinor and Mr. Ferrars really say goodbye to each other? What exactly happens between Marianne and Mr. Willoughby during their first meeting? Has Colonel Brandon's extended bachelorhood taught him a thing or two about how to please a woman?And who says a wild and wanton fling can't lead to a happily-ever-after?Sensuality Level: Hot
In the bestselling tradition of Jojo Moyes and Jennifer Weiner, Jenny Colgan's moving, funny, and unforgettable novel tells the story of a heartbroken young woman who turns a new page in her life . . . by becoming a baker in the town of CornwallA quiet seaside resort. An abandoned shop. A small flat. This is what awaits Polly Waterford when she arrives at the Cornish coast, fleeing a ruined relationship.To keep her mind off her troubles, Polly throws herself into her favorite hobby: making bread. But her relaxing weekend diversion quickly develops into a passion. As she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, each loaf becomes better than the last. Soon, Polly is working her magic with nuts and seeds, chocolate and sugar, and the local honey--courtesy of a handsome beekeeper. Packed with laughter and emotion, Little Beach Street Bakery is the story of how one woman discovered bright new life where she least expected--a heartwarming, mouthwatering modern-day Chocolat that has already become a massive international bestseller.Includes 7 Recipes!
FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she's left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her . . . until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test.A hacker who identifies himself only as "Warlock" brings down the FBI's website and posts a code in its place that leads to a Michigan cemetery, where a dead girl is discovered rising from the ground . . . as if she tried to crawl out of her own grave.Born into a dynasty of illusionists, Jessica Blackwood is destined to become its next star--until she turns her back on her troubled family to begin a new life in law enforcement. But FBI consultant Dr. Jeffrey Ailes's discovery of an old magic magazine will turn Jessica's world upside down. Faced with a crime that appears beyond explanation, Ailes has nothing to lose--and everything to gain--by taking a chance on an agent raised in a world devoted to achieving the seemingly impossible.The body in the cemetery is only the first in the Warlock's series of dark miracles. Thrust into the media spotlight, with time ticking away until the next crime, can Jessica confront her past to stop a depraved killer? If she can't, she may become his next victim.
Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Knightley won the literary world's heart 200 years ago when Jane Austen first penned the story of their friendship-turned-love.Emma is the young, rich, beautiful heroine with too much time on her hands and an overactive imagination; Mr. Knightley is her long-suffering friend who is always trying to steer her in the right direction. Their love story is one of deep, dedicated affection blooming into passion.But what about all of that sexual tension that crackles in the subtext? In this Wild and Wanton edition of Austen's classic, Emma and Mr. Knightley burn up the pages as they give in to their baser natures. Discover the sexy scenes that readers of Emma have been imagining between Austen's lines since 1815.Sensuality Level: Hot
On the eve of Jake Sinclair's bachelor party, his best man surprises him with a fantasy maid named Amy. Clad in a bikini, she cleans his house and jump starts his heart. She's beautiful, smart, and compassionate. Why is a woman like this working as a fantasy maid? A few days later, his thoughts still distracted by the enigmatic Amy, Jake crashes his car and wakes in the hospital emergency room where his fantasy maid is now wearing scrubs and wielding a stethoscope. Is she a hallucination, or is his fantasy maid a doctor?Sensuality Level: Hot
Peace Officer Raylie McPherson's mission in life is to protect animals from abuse, and if that means throwing the abusers in jail, so be it. So when the report of two downed horses comes in - from renowned Starstruck Stables, nonetheless - Raylie assumes she can make a quick headline arrest. Despite having to face her horror from the last time she rode, making her relive her fiancé's death every time she sets foot in a stable, she is determined to do her job. Her coworker swears the owner is innocent, but Raylie's experience tells her he simply can't be. But the suspect is anguished, grieving, and too rich to need the insurance money.Ashton Lyre is devastated over the loss of his two favorite horses--a money maker and a brat. So he's surprised that the pretty Peace Officer accuses him of the foul deed--for money, no less. She fears his horses, which intrigues him, for she's obviously ridden before. However, he knows he must be cautious, for he just discovered his very empire was built on shaky ground. Should the pretty cop learn of his fraudulent start, he fears everything he owns could be forfeited, and every case that dips into his past dredges up his fears.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Love conquers all . . . but can it stop the Apocalypse?Mira Herald is having the worst life ever. Not only is she plagued by horrific nightmares starring the Devil himself, she's now the target of a power-hungry, rogue minion, freshly sprung from Hell and bent on her destruction. To complicate matters further, she's acquired a stalker. One who insists he's a divine warrior sent for her protection because she houses an ancient relic with the power to unleash Armageddon. Last time Mira checked, she wasn't insane. Still, all this celestial mayhem is enough to drive a girl crazy.Kagan is a member of the Scion, an elite team of immortal warriors selected by Divinity to aid mankind and save the world. After a century alone, Kagan is summoned for a new mission. He's eager to begin. Eager until he's informed his mission consists of protecting a woman with no clue to the power she wields. Plus, his briefing fails to prepare him for his new target's cosmic-sized attitude problem. As Divinity's sworn servant, he's required to fulfill his duty. His oath, however, does not require him to be enthusiastic about his new assignment or warm-and-fuzzy toward his new compatriot. He plans a wham-bam rescue and a quick return to solitude. The minion attacks - with the backing of a mysterious organization - and all Hades erupts, putting a fast end to any whirlwind escapes. Accustomed to staunch independence, Mira's survival now requires full cooperation and an unwavering belief in Kagan. The battle-hardened warrior is also forced to chose: between duty and desire. Amidst the turmoil, Kagan and Mira's undeniable passion draws them closer to each other and down a path neither expected but both yearn for, more than they ever knew.Will love save the day? The world's fate depends on the answer.Sensuality Level: Sensual
"What's he doing back in London after all this time?"Eight years ago, Lisa Darby's dancing partner and first love, Redmond Carrington, left London for a fun summer on the cruise ships - and never came back. Lisa's grown up a bit since then, and she'd like to think she's prepared for anything, but when Red comes back from America with a proposal for her, she's not sure she's ready for what he's suggesting.A TV studio is filming a knockout competition of six of the world's best couples - each of them partners both on and off the dance floor. Redmond wants Lisa to pose as his girlfriend so that they can compete. It's an unbelievable opportunity for an aspiring professional dancer, and the spectacular prize money would help save Lisa's beloved dance studio, which is in need of major renovation. Scooping the prize is going to take the performance of a lifetime from Lisa and Redmond, but with the sizzling tension between them, they might just pull it off.It turns out that putting on an act for the cameras is the least of Lisa's worries. As time goes on and she rediscovers her feelings for Redmond, she's left questioning what's really behind his offer, and where their partnership is heading this time.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Brianna Daniels has a younger sister, a stepsister, though she's never really thought of her that way. A sweet, loving, kind stepsister who has battled a rare disease her entire life, and deserves one good thing. One magic wish.She wants to go to the ball.It's the Cooper-Renfield Museum's annual fundraising gala, and all the city's elite will be there, wearing beautiful clothes, making sparkling conversation, and dancing under the stars. Brianna tells Natalie that she'll find a way to make it happen. And she does. And wouldn't you know, Natalie meets her prince.The problem is, Brianna is in love with the prince. But what kind of wicked step-sister would begrudge a sweet, loving, kind young woman's one shot at happiness?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Take a walk on the weird side! Astronaut fish swimming in zero gravity? Fluffy little birds hungry for brains? Transformer butterflies morphing in midair? It's either a bad trip or one crazy safari. Becky Crew takes you on the latter by mixing serious scientific facts with lighthearted anthropomorphic stories. Each animal profile starts with a short, humorous day-in-the-life-of bit that leads into the real science of these really strange creatures. Becky keeps things fresh by mixing in her wit with the interesting facts. From naked mole rat reproduction to the Wolverine-style defenses of Cameroon's hairy frogs, Zombie Birds, Astronaut Fish, and Other Weird Animals packs enough information for one heck of a nature walk.
Billy Lockett: He was the king of rock 'n roll - until a shocking accident cut short his spectacular career.Iris Ames: A nubile beauty who was the latest to be promoted by Billy from groupie to bedmate.Al Fenstra: Billy's manager who guided his career like a father. His reaction to Billy's accident: "Jesus Christ, I'm wiped out!"Madeline Fenstra: Al's cool and lovely young wife who knew more about Billy than she should.Rick Giordan: Billy's one-time partner, he harbored a hatred that grew with Billy's fame.Dean Hardeman: Once he was a literary giant, now he is debt-ridden alcoholic. Hired to write Billy's story, he discovers the surprising truth behind Billy's legend - and some startling facts about himself.Billy Lives is a hard-driving novel about rock music's dim subculture, where drugs, kinky sex, and easy money can turn a teenager into a millionaire overnight - or make him an old man in a week.
From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today's greatest words! Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word? With The Book of Word Records, you'll uncover hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words that have what it takes to break some serious records. From the seven longest speeches ever given to twelve of the most popular passwords used today, each of these entries reveals the history behind the world's most noteworthy expressions and fascinating details on how they stack up against the competition. You'll also learn how to step up your vocabulary with pronunciations, definitions, and sample sentences for each award-winning word. Whether you're a Scrabble champ looking to get a high score or just want to impress those around you, The Book of Word Records is sure to surprise even the most skilled wordsmith with its one-of-a-kind superlative lists.
Practical advice for interacting with toxic personalities. At one point or another, you'll encounter someone who is inconsiderate, irate, or aggressive and you'll need to know how to effectively manage the situation. Handling Difficult People helps you deal with the toxic personalities in all areas of your life, including in the workplace, at home, and during everyday interactions. Inside, you'll find the strategies and tools you need to spot the ten most common personality types and information on why these people behave in such an irritating manner. This book also teaches you what you should do when you're confronted by a difficult person as well as how to avoid these types of people altogether. With the time-tested advice and techniques in Handling Difficult People, you'll confidently manage any toxic situation--and learn what you can do to help yourself.
"Alas, Babylon. " Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness.
A mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the videogame industry--in development as a feature film from Sony PicturesIn 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the videogame industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But all that would change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a former Mattel executive who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat, and bold ideas of his renegade employees, completely transformed Sega and led to a ruthless, David-and-Goliath showdown with Nintendo. Little did he realize that Sega's success would create many new enemies and, most important, make Nintendo stronger than ever.The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and school yards to boardrooms and Congress. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pitted brother against brother, kid against adult, Sonic against Mario, and the United States against Japan.Based on more than two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the tale of how Tom Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punch line into a market leader. Blake J. Harris brings into focus the warriors, the strategies, and the battles and explores how they transformed popular culture forever. Ultimately, Console Wars is the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, give birth to a sixty-billion-dollar industry.
Discover the everyday supermodel inside you!Molly Sims wasn't born looking the way she does on television and in print. While her photos have appeared in Sports Illustrated and graced the covers of Self, French Vogue, Allure, and Cosmopolitan, Molly didn't inherit a secret skinny gene or a perfect complexion. She's had southern girl "mall pouf hair" and made fashion missteps, and like all of us, has endured heartbreak and career setbacks. So what's the secret to Molly's seemingly flawless supermodel look and confidence? She works hard to look and feel good every day . . . and she's tried everything.The ultimate guinea pig, Molly has learned what works--and what doesn't--and now shares her road-tested secrets with women everywhere. In this fun and practical guide, Molly interweaves stories from her life with her own tried-and-true tips, best-girlfriend advice, tell-it-like-it-is honesty, and insider insights from the best in the business of beauty, health, fitness, and fashion.Inside The Everyday Supermodel, Molly pays it forward with: Weight-loss strategies to help you end your love/hate relationship with food On-the-go workouts to help you move, dance, spin, and stretch your way to a hotter, healthier, happier you Chic and figure-flattering style advice for every budget Easy-to-follow hair and makeup tutorials that will take you from the everyday to the runway Look-good/feel-good advice to help you bounce back from setbacks, decide what you want, and make your dreams come true!Within every woman is an everyday supermodel--all you need to do is find her. Let Molly be your guide!
The Mossad is widely recognized today as the best intelligence service in the world. It is also the most enigmatic, shrouded in secrecy. This book unveils the defining and most dangerous operations that have shaped Israel and the world at large from the agency's more than sixty-year history, among them: the capture of Adolf Eichmann, the eradication of Black September, the destruction of the Syrian nuclear facility, and the elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists. Through intensive research and exclusive interviews with Israeli leaders and Mossad agents, authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal re-create these missions in detail, bringing to life the heroic operatives who risked everything in the face of unimaginable danger.
Welcome to the wasteland At fifteen, the citizens of Prin marry. At seventeen, they reproduce. And at nineteen, they die. Esther thinks there's more to life than toiling at the assignments--Harvesting, Gleaning, Excavating--day after day under the relentless sun, just hoping to make it to the next day. She doesn't care that her best friend, a variant, is considered "the enemy. " She doesn't care that Levi, who controls the Source, is the real enemy and might send his Taser boys after her if she makes one wrong move. Then Caleb shows up. Could there be another way to fight for survival?
When called upon to explain their faith, Christians do not always feel equipped to do so--particularly when some of the most difficult questions arise. In The Allure of Gentleness, esteemed teacher and author Dallas Willard not only assures us of the truth and reasonableness of the Christian faith, but also explores why reason and logic are not enough: to explain Jesus's message, we must also be like Jesus, characterized by love, humility, and gentleness.Based on a series of talks and lectures on apologetics given by the late author and edited by his daughter, Becky Heatley, this book constitutes Dallas Willard's most thorough presentation on how to defend the Christian faith for the twenty-first century. This beautiful model of life, this allure of gentleness, Willard tells us, is the foundation for making the most compelling argument for Christ, one that will assure others that the Christian faith is not only true but the answer to our deepest desires and hopes.
Introducing everyone's new best friend: Stick Dog! He'll make you laugh . . . he'll make you cry . . . but above all, he'll make you hungry. Follow Stick Dog as he goes on an epic quest for the perfect burger. With hilarious stick-figure drawings, this book has a unique perspective, as the author speaks directly to the reader throughout the story in an engaging and lively way. Supports the Common Core State Standards