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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015: Remembering the Man Behind Spock

by The Editors of Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly presents a tribute to Leonard Nimoy. Star Trek's Spock - and much more

LIFE ALI: A Life in Pictures

by The Editors of Life

For Muhammad Ali, the high drama that he generated within the boxing ring with his athletic prowess was more than matched by the drama that he generated outside of it, and it was stated by many that as the 20th century closed, he was the best known and the most beloved figure in the world. He was also the rare athlete of his day who was photographed equally inside and outside of the ring, and always, the images were striking and compelling.Now, in an all-new special edition, LIFE celebrates the legendary athlete and cultural icon in Ali: A Life in Pictures, featuring dozens of photographs from acclaimed photographers including Gordon Parks, Harry Benson, Marvin Lichtner, James Drake, The Bettman Archive and many more. Many of these images have come to be as synonymous with Ali as his best quotes, and many of these images have not been seen for years.All of the photos are accompanied by essays and commentary that take readers through four distinct stages of Ali's life - "Clay," "Ali," "Legend," and "The Greatest," and all together, Ali: A Life in Pictures is the ultimate commemorative keepsake that celebrates an icon in both words and photographs.

LIFE The Vietnam Wars: 50 Years Ago - Two Countries Torn Apart

by The Editors of Life

LIFE Magazine presents a special on the Vietnam Wars.

LIFE Remembering Lauren Bacall, 1924-2014 (LIFE Special Issue Magazine)

by The Editors of LIFE

LIFE Magazine remembers actress Lauren Bacall.

LIFE Remembering Kurt Cobain: 20 Years Later

by The Editors of Life

LIFE Magazine remembers Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.

LIFE Paradise Found: 100 Places - Beautiful Beyond Belief

by The Editors of Life

LIFE takes you on a beautiful tour of some of the world's most exquisite and exotic natural settings. We travel to the canyons of Kauai and the white-sand beaches of Australia's Gold Coast. LIFE Paradise Found includes the work of some of the world's most accomplished travel photographers, accompanied by inspiring, poetic text.

LIFE John Lennon

by The Editors of Life

LIFE Magazine remembers John Lennon, 75 years later.

LIFE James Dean: A Rebel's Life in Pictures

by The Editors of Life

LIFE Magazine memorializes actor James Dean.

LIFE Fleetwood Mac: 40 Years Later: John, Christine, Stevie, Mick and Lindsey - Together Again

by The Editors of Life

LIFE Magazine presents a tribute to Fleetwood Mac.

LIFE Around the World in 80 Places: From Scenic Cities to Sensational Vistas to the Seven Seas (LIFE Special Issue Magazine)

by The Editors of LIFE

See the world from an exciting new perspective with this inspiring visual guide of some of the world’s most beautiful and captivating places! Visit 80 of the most beautiful and thought-provoking wonders, all carefully curated to simulate eight round-the-world journeys. Dozens of stunning photos guide readers from cities and museums to mountains and lakes, to attractions and oddities and more. You’ll see many of the places you would expect, including dynamic cities and famous natural wonders. But there are some best-kept secrets here, too, including the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania and Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. The last section is dedicated to the attractions that are on everyone’s bucket list—the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, Petra. The spirit of Jules Verne lives on in this unique collection that’s perfect for armchair travelers.

LIFE The 1960s: The Decade When Everything Changed (LIFE Special Issue Magazine)

by Tom Brokaw The Editors of LIFE

Here are the 1960s: The Summer of Love, the space race, Vietnam, the assassination of JFK, Andy Warhol, the Berlin Wall, the Beatles. From start to finish, this is the decade when everything changed—when we changed. With insightful commentary and hallmark photography from the archives of LIFE magazine, LIFE: The 1960s reveals the turmoil and triumphs of the most tumultuous decade in American history. The shifting people, places, and events are placed in historic context, year by year from 1960 to 1969, and illuminated with award-winning, iconic photos. A thought-provoking introduction by Tom Brokaw spotlights the enduring legacy of these years, powered by the baby boomers and their quest for love, liberty, and equality. Discover the decade as it unfolded.

This Long Pursuit: Reflections of a Romantic Biographer

by Richard Holmes

From the award-winning author of The Age of Wonder and Falling Upwards, here is a luminous meditation on the art of biography that fuses the author’s own experiences with a history of the genre and explores the fascinating and surprising relationship between fact and fiction. In a book that ranges widely over art, science, and poetry, Richard Holmes confesses to a lifetime’s obsession with his Romantic subjects. It has become for him a pursuit, or pilgrimage of the heart, that has taken him across three centuries, through much of Europe, and into the lively company of many earlier biographers. Central to this quest is a powerful and tender evocation of the lives of women both scientific and literary, some well-known and some almost lost to history: Margaret Cavendish, Mary Somerville, Germaine de Staël, Mary Wollstonecraft, and the Dutch intellectual Zélide. Holmes also investigates the myths that have overshadowed the lives of some favorite Romantic figures: the love-stunned John Keats, the waterlogged Percy Bysshe Shelley, the chocolate-box painter Thomas Lawrence, the opium-soaked genius Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the mad visionary bard William Blake. The diversity of Holmes’s material is a testimony to his empathy, erudition, and inquiring spirit—and, sometimes, to his mischievous streak. The Long Pursuit gives us a unique insider’s account of a biographer at work: traveling, teaching, researching, fantasizing, forgetting, and even ballooning. From this great chronicler of the Romantics now comes a chronicle of himself and his intellectual passions; it contains his most personal and most seductive writing.

From Global to Local: The Making of Things and the End of Globalization

by Finbarr Livesey

This brilliantly original book dismantles the underlying assumptions that drive the decisions made by companies and governments throughout the world, to show that our shared narrative of the global economy is deeply flawed. If left unexamined, they will lead corporations and countries astray, with dire consequences for us all. For the past fifty years or so, the global economy has been run on three big assumptions: that globalization will continue to spread, that trade is the engine of growth and development, and that economic power is moving from the West to the East. More recently, it has also been taken as a given that our interconnectedness—both physical and digital—will increase without limit. But what if all these ideas are wrong? What if everything is about to change? What if it has already begun to change but we just haven't noticed?Increased automation, the advent of additive manufacturing (3D printing, for example), and changes in shipping and environmental pressures, among other factors, are coming together to create a fast-changing global economic landscape in which the rules are being rewritten—at once a challenge and an opportunity for companies and countries alike.

Prayers for the Stolen

by Jennifer Clement

A haunting story of love and survival that introduces an unforgettable literary heroine Ladydi Garcia Martínez is fierce, funny and smart. She was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, women must fend for themselves, as their men have left to seek opportunities elsewhere. Here in the shadow of the drug war, bodies turn up on the outskirts of the village to be taken back to the earth by scorpions and snakes. School is held sporadically, when a volunteer can be coerced away from the big city for a semester. In Guerrero the drug lords are kings, and mothers disguise their daughters as sons, or when that fails they "make them ugly" - cropping their hair, blackening their teeth- anything to protect them from the rapacious grasp of the cartels. And when the black SUVs roll through town, Ladydi and her friends burrow into holes in their backyards like animals, tucked safely out of sight. While her mother waits in vain for her husband's return, Ladydi and her friends dream of a future that holds more promise than mere survival, finding humor, solidarity and fun in the face of so much tragedy. When Ladydi is offered work as a nanny for a wealthy family in Acapulco, she seizes the chance, and finds her first taste of love with a young caretaker there. But when a local murder tied to the cartel implicates a friend, Ladydi's future takes a dark turn. Despite the odds against her, this spirited heroine's resilience and resolve bring hope to otherwise heartbreaking conditions. An illuminating and affecting portrait of women in rural Mexico, and a stunning exploration of the hidden consequences of an unjust war, PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN is an unforgettable story of friendship, family, and determination.From the Hardcover edition.

Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change

by Shawn Achor

Why are some people able to make positive change while others remain the same? In his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success. This book is about what comes before both. Because before we can be happy or successful, we need to first develop the ability to see that positive change is possible. Only once we learn to see the world through a more positive lens can we summon all our motivation, emotion, and intelligence to achieve our personal and professional goals. In Before Happiness, Achor reveals five actionable, proven strategies for changing our lens to positive: - The Most Valuable Reality: See a broader range of ideas and solutions by changing the details on which your brain chooses to focus - Success Mapping: Set goals oriented around the things in life that matter to you most, whether career advancement or family or making a difference in the world - The X-spot: Use success accelerants to propel you more quickly towards those goals, whether finishing a marathon, reaching a sales target, learning a language, or losing 10 pounds - Noise-Canceling: Boost the signal pointing you to opportunities and possibilities that others miss - Positive Inception: Transfer these skills to your team, your employees, and everyone around you By mastering these strategies, you’ll create an renewable source of positivity, motivation, and engagement that will allow you to reach your fullest potential in everything you do.

A Complaint Free World

by Will Bowen

"A Complaint Free World is an engaging, enjoyable, easy-to-read reminder that the only permanent, constructive changes you can make in the world are the changes that you make in yourself."-Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and Soul to Soul A SIMPLE PLAN... A LIFE-CHANGING RESULT... A HAPPIER LIFE ·What exactly is a complaint? (Chapter 1) ·Why is complaining destructive? (Chapters 2-3) ·How can I get others around me to stop complaining? (Chapter 3) ·How can we affect social change if we don't complain? (Chapter 5) ·Why is it so hard to stop complaining? (Chapters 4-6) ·What happens once I no longer complain? (Chapter 8) You may have pondered these questions yourself. Since the Complaint Free program began, Will Bowen has received hundreds of calls, letters and emails asking these and other important questions. In A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted, he provides practical answers and includes inspiring and touching stories from people just like you who have transformed their lives by becoming Complaint Free. Over 6 million people in more than 80 countries have taken the Complaint Free challenge and their lives are a testament to the positive effects of this simple idea. Find out how forming the simple habit of not complaining can transform your health, relationships, career and life. In your hands, you hold the secret to transforming your life. Big words? Yes, but this is a plan that has already proven itself with millions of people around the world. Pastor Will Bowen developed the life-changing A Complaint Free World plan based on the simple idea that good things will happen for you in abundance if you can just leave your grumbling behind. In a Sunday-morning sermon, Will told his congregation he wanted to make the world a complaint-free zone and, to prove he was serious, he passed out purple bracelets to each church member and offered them a challenge. "If you catch yourself complaining, take the bracelet and move it to the other wrist." Now, less than a year later, more than six million people have taken up the challenge, trying to go twenty-one consecutive days without complaining, criticizing, or gossiping, and in so doing, forming a new, positive habit. By changing your words, you can change your thoughts and then begin to create your life by design. People have shared stories with Will of chronic pain relieved, relationships healed, careers improved, and becoming an overall happier person. Less pain, improved health, satisfying relationships, a better job, being more serene and joyous--sound good? It's not only possible, it's probable. Consciously striving to reformat your mental hard drive is not easy, but you can start now by using the steps Bowen presents here. In this book, you can learn what constitutes a complaint, why we complain, what benefits we think we receive from complaining, how complaining is destructive to our lives, and how we can get others around us to stop complaining. You will learn the steps to eradicating this poisonous form of expression from your life. If you stay with it, you will find that not only will you not complain, but others around you will cease to do so as well. In a short period of time, you can have the life you've always dreamed of having.From the Hardcover edition.

Rainbow Sprinkles

by Anna Martin

Cooper Reed has a fairly relaxed life for someone who lives in LA. He’s no celebrity—just the guy who makes sundaes at the Dreamy Creamery, and that’s the way he likes it. The highlight of every week is the beautiful guy who turns up and orders a sundae with rainbow sprinkles. Cooper still isn’t sure if that’s a code, because he has a huge crush and the hot guy is terrible at flirting. Drew Tanner, it turns out, is an original California dreamer. He’s as wholesome as apple pie and twice as sweet, a real-life Disney Prince at Disneyland. But while Drew’s head is in the clouds, Cooper’s feet are firmly on the ground, and their different outlooks might be more than their new relationship can take.States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

The Unlikely Prospect

by Lex Chase

In Prospect Harbor, Maine, lobsterman Harper Cook has always loved the sea. He and his two brothers work the harbor waters, in a fishing village of one thousand where everybody knows everybody else's business and nobody wants to be different. When it's time for the annual Men of Maine pinup calendar, Harper's brothers eagerly volunteer him. Harper isn't thrilled to bare it all to raise money for an elementary school playground--until he meets out-and-proud Los Angeles out-a-statah Sean Blackburn: the highly available first-grade teacher with Hollywood heartthrob looks. Harper has no desire to ever stand out from the crowd, but Sean persists and earns Harper's friendship. Through Sean, Harper opens up to new possibilities. Things get steamy, but Harper still protects his heart. Though the right pressure in the right place might crack even a loner lobsterman out of his shell.States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

Resta con me

by S. E. Harmon Olivia Marusi

Serie Investigatori per caso, Libro 1Il nuovo cliente di Mackenzie Williams è tutto quello che l'investigatore privato ha sempre cercato in un uomo: fascino, bellezza, intelligenza e successo. C'è solo un piccolissimo particolare: non è esattamente gay. Jordan Channing sta infatti cercando un investigatore per controllare la sua fidanzata. La cosa migliore da fare sarebbe ringraziare Jordan per essersi rivolto a lui, lasciar allontanare il signor Perfezione (attento che la porta non ti sbatta sul sedere mentre esci, grazie tante) e dimenticare la sua esistenza. Ovviamente, Mackenzie non è famoso per aver sempre fatto la cosa giusta. Essere un furbo arrogante è più nelle sue corde. Non è bravo nelle relazioni; non lo è mai stato. Allora perché prova questa inspiegabile attrazione per il suo nuovo cliente? Jordan è sempre stato ambizioso, un uomo controllato, con degli obiettivi e dai modi attentamente studiati. Ma per la prima volta nella vita deve ammettere l'impossibile: un altro uomo ha invaso il suo cuore e i suoi pensieri. Nonostante cerchi di negarlo, presto Jordan si trova a soccombere alla forte spinta che li attrae l'uno all'altro. Deve prendere una decisione: riuscirà a riconsiderare tutta la sua vita per ottenere l'unico amore che abbia mai desiderato.

Love and Snowball Fights

by J. R. Loveless

Lane Freeman supposed there were worse places to be dumped than a place named Christmas Valley. After being ejected from the foster care system, he spent the past five years hitchhiking and moving around. But six months of a steady job at Tal's Bar and Grill, an apartment, and even a three-legged cat have him almost ready to risk putting down a few roots when Tal's brother comes home for the holidays. Dallas firefighter Trey Jenkins reluctantly accepts that Lane isn't like the other drifters who've come through his brother's place. A fragile attraction begins to bloom between them in spite of the many reasons they each have to fight it. Trey wants to give Lane a family, but experience has taught Lane to depend on no one but himself. Will winter love burn hot in the town called Christmas Valley or will Lane return to his wandering ways?

Disarming Donner

by Charlie Cochet

North Pole City Tales: Book FiveAs a beloved Rein Dear and Christmas elf for Mayor Kringle, Donner prides himself on his flawless reputation, good sense, and wise decisions. Donner never does anything until he's thought it through properly. He's certainly not one to get flustered, infuriated, or fall prey to romantic nonsense. At least not until the most unlikely of elves begins chipping away at Donner's defenses. Calder is a Dockalfar--a dark elf. He's wicked, untrustworthy, and armed with lethal magic. At least that's what everyone thinks. It's easy for them to believe the worst and mistrust him before they've even spoken to him, but Calder is out to prove that he's more than his Dockalfar blood, especially to a certain Rein Dear who has caught his eye. But it will take more than sweet words for Donner to admit what's in his heart.

Die Queen und der Homo Jock King

by Tj Klune Anna Doe

Fortsetzung zu Sag mir, dass es wahr istGlaubt ihr an Liebe auf den ersten Blick? Sanford Stewart jedenfalls glaubt nicht daran. Um ehrlich zu sein, er glaubt an das genaue Gegenteil. Dank dem Homo Jock King. Es scheint, als hätte Darren Mayne nur ein Ziel im Leben - nämlich, Chaos in Sandys perfekt organisiertes Leben zu bringen, nur um ihn zu ärgern. Sandy verachtet ihn, und das wird sich auch niemals ändern. Sagt er sich jedenfalls. Erst als der Besitzer des Jack It - dem Club, in dem Sandy als Drag Queen Helena Handbasket auftritt - ihn verzweifelt um Hilfe bittet, erkennt Sandy, dass er seine wenig schmeichelhaften Gefühle für Darren vorläufig zurückstellen muss. Weil das Jack It geschlossen wird, wenn nicht jemand Andrew Taylor, den Bürgermeister von Tucson, davon überzeugen kann, den Mietvertrag zu verlängern. Jemand wie Darren, der uneheliche Sohn des Bürgermeisters. Der Plan ist absolut narrensicher: Darren verführen und ihn dazu überreden, sich bei seinem Vater für eine Verlängerung des Vertrags mit der Stadt einzusetzen. Ganz einfach, oder? Falsch.

Where We Belong

by Tia Fielding

It all starts at a concert at the Red Rock Amphitheater in 2004. Blake just finished high school, Dusty is a college sophomore, and as soon as they meet, they know--they belong together. With Blake living in Nebraska and Dusty in Colorado, distance does its best to keep them apart. For two years, it succeeds. Then Blake flees his bigoted--and even dangerous--hometown. Two years later, Blake and Dusty are getting their lives off the ground, with Blake trying to grow his computer repair business and Dusty working with kindergarteners. Dusty thinks there's room in their hearts and their lives for their family to grow... he just has to figure out how to express that to Blake.States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

On Fire

by Alicia Nordwell

Nothing beats getting out of the concrete jungle and into the quiet of the forest. Website designer Scottie Ness is taking a well-deserved vacation from the grindstone, and he plans to spend it in the solitude of Washington's Gifford Pinchot National Forest around Mt. Adams. He's prepared for everything--except the lightning storm that traps him in a wildfire. The firefighter who rescues him sustains serious injuries and ends up in the hospital. Jax Quintero might be abrasive, but the guy saved his life, and Scottie wants to thank him. As they spend time together during Jax's recovery and exploring the state's landmarks when he's released from the hospital, Scottie discovers there's more to Jax than a smart-ass adrenaline junkie. Jax reassesses his opinion of Scottie as an arrogant city boy who has no business in the mountains. Though Jax's wounds prevent them from taking things as far as they'd like for a while, they can't deny the heat building between them--and this is one fire they don't want to put out.States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

Can’t Live Without You

by Andrew Grey

Justin Hawthorne worked hard to realize his silver-screen dreams, making his way from small-town Pennsylvania to Hollywood and success. But it hasn't come without sacrifice. When Justin's father kicked him out for being gay, George Miller's family offered to take him in, but circumstances prevented it. Now Justin is back in town and has come face to face with George, the man he left without so much as a good-bye... and the man he's never stopped loving. Justin's disappearance hit George hard, but he's made a life for himself as a home nurse and finds fulfillment in helping others. When he sees Justin again, George realizes the hole in his heart never mended, and he isn't the only one in need of healing. Justin needs time out of the public eye to find himself again, and George and his mother cannot turn him away. As they stay together in George's home, old feelings are rekindled. Is a second chance possible when everything George cares about is in Pennsylvania and Justin must return to his career in California? First they'll have to deal with the reason for Justin's abrupt departure all those years ago.

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