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The Mood Elevator: Take Charge of Your Feelings, Become a Better You

by Larry Senn

The Mood ElevatorTake Charge of Your Feelings, Become a Better YouWe all ride the Mood Elevator up and down every day. How well we do it impacts our relationship, our personal effectiveness, our career and our experience of life. Most people take that ride for granted and don't think it can be influenced. But what if we knew the right buttons to push to move to the top of the Mood Elevator. Wouldn't it be useful if there were proven ways to make visits to the lower floors less frequent and less intense? In this very practical guide, Larry Senn provides an operating manual to keep you out of the emotional basement. He shows how to recognize when you've become so accustomed to being stuck on a lower floor—depressed, stressed, anxious, judgmental—you don't even realize it and what to do to interrupt those negative thought patterns and start going up again. He urges us to cultivate mental attitudes like curiosity and gratitude that will keep us on the higher floors and explains how to quiet the mind and nurture positive thoughts without succumbing to Pollyannaish denial. And as someone who took up triathalons at the age of seventy, he speaks from experience when he emphasizes the inseparable connection between physical health and mental health. Through Senn's decades of work as a consultant, the Mood Elevator has been enthusiastically embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. It symbolizes our moment-to-moment experience of life, encompassing a wide range of feelings. Together, these emotions play a major role in defining the quality of our lives and relationships and our effectiveness on the job. By sharing his work with a wider audience, Senn hopes to help all of us live life at our best.

Trial by Fire: 3 Fantasy Romances

by Andrea R Cooper

Love and war take center stage as three couples must forge alliances against evil in this dazzling, value-priced collection of fantastical romances.Viking Fire: When Kaireen’s father, Laird Liannon, forces her into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, she throws her energy into getting this Viking betrothed banished from her country. As a younger son, Bram has no future or inheritance, so marriage to the laird’s daughter would grant him land and family—but even a marriage of convenience may not be worth the battle scars from such a relentless opponent. But when the blame for a rival laird’s death falls against the Liannons, Kaireen and Bram must find a way to lay aside their differences as an unforeseen darkness sends death snapping at their heels. The Garnet Dagger: As a vampire, Brock has one chance to break the curse that compels him to feed and kill: he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure. Celeste must find a way to elude an ancient, powerful warlock who wants to lay claim to her dormant powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die. The two fall in love, never realizing her demise is his cure. Can love triumph over such high stakes? Son of Dragons: Elvin warrior Mirhana scours the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until Prince Landon seeks her aid. Never has he met a woman like Mirhana, who haunts his dreams as he battles to remain true to his promise to an unseen betrothed. Then a traitor emerges to test Mirhana and Landon, and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and trust their bond is more than a fleeting attraction. Sensuality Level: Sensual

Nashville Nights: 4 Romances for Country Music Lovers

by Monica Tillery Leslie P. Garcia Dena Rogers Alicia Hunter Pace

Moonlit nights and stage lights shine in this value-priced collection featuring country music stars who’ll strike the right chord with romance lovers.Hold on to your hats, country music lovers! Today’s hits are about real-life situations and down-home people—and that’s exactly what’s waiting for you as these four couples pour their hearts and souls in love’s spotlight. Forgiving Jackson: When a devastating fire at one of his concerts reopens old wounds for country superstar Jackson Beauford, he heads home for some peace and quiet—only to discover that stubborn Southern magnolia Emory Lowell has planted herself at his family estate, bringing chaos in her wake. Kiss Me, Katie: When aspiring fiddler Katie McCoy joins handsome singer Blake Jackson on his sold-out Country Summer Nights tour, they are a match made in music heaven. She’s focused on sending her band to the top of the charts; he’s been around enough to understand that celebrity attracts the wrong kind of lovers. But will fame destroy their love? Drive Me Sane: Sera Cavins returns to her hometown after a stint in Afghanistan, hoping some time alone will help her find her way back to being the girl everyone once knew. That is, until she finds herself sharing a house with the man who left her heartbroken before her deployment. Tyler Creech made it to Nashville and even earned a number one hit, but he’s back in Cobb City, Kentucky, to ease the stress of his next release. Can they accept that sometimes going a little crazy is what keeps you sane? His Temporary Wife: Esmerelda Salinas thought she was content to sing country karaoke in her aunt’s bar until sexy Rafael Benton offered her $250,000 to marry him for the summer. Even though rumors run rampant about Rafael, Esme knows she would enjoy the benefits without the “I do”…but sleeping with a man for the thrill is one thing. Can she accept a job that would make her rich but might destroy all she holds sacred? Sensuality Level: Sensual

Irresistible You

by Kate Meader

Hot in Chicago series author Kate Meader returns with her all new, scorching Chicago Rebels hockey series, featuring her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (Romantic Times). Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses. Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs? He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed…

Donna

by V. C. Andrews

Book Two of the Girls of Spindrift. From the New York Times bestselling author of the Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina series, now Lifetime movies, continues a haunting new series featuring highly intelligent teenage girls who struggle to survive a specialized high school and find their place in a world that doesn’t understand them. Such is the burden of being brilliant.Being gifted is not something Donna ever wanted. It’s difficult enough to have a Latino father and Irish mother, and her genius only separates her even more from the other girls. They don’t say it, but they blame her for everything that goes wrong, just because she’s different. And on the precise day she tries her hardest to fit in, everything turns out a disaster. A fight breaks out, and somehow Donna ends up in the middle. It’s not her fault, but it’s her word against theirs, and this time, the other girls aren’t going to stay quiet. The only solution might be to escape to the mysterious school her counselor is telling her about: Spindrift. The four Girls of Spindrift novellas together form a prequel for Bittersweet Dreams—available now!

Plott Hound Tales: Legendary People & Places behind the Breed

by Bob Plott

The Plott hound has reached worldwide fame through the contributions of many colorful characters from the Southern Appalachians. Quill Rose—a legendary local outlaw, moonshiner, gunfighter and more—helped cultivate the bloodline for bear hunting. Revered baseball icon Branch Rickey brought national acclaim to the breed through his hunts in the Hazel Creek Watershed. Writer Frank Methven wrote extensively about the Plott hound for decades, and the Methven Award remains one of the most coveted big game hunting awards in the world. Author and breed expert Bob Plott reveals the fascinating people and places that have shaped the history of the Plott hound.

On This Day in California History

by Jim Silverman

California has a rich history of cultural innovation and colorful characters. On May 26, 1853, Lola Montez premiered her famous Spider Dance routine in San Francisco. On February 21, 1937, San Diego’s Waldo Waterman created one of the first operational flying cars. Emeryville’s Wham-O sold the first Frisbee, earlier called a Flyin’ Cake Pan, on January 13, 1957. Entrepreneurs Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne established Apple Inc. on April 1, 1976. With a historical account for each day of the year, Jim Silverman highlights the unforgettable stories that have defined California.

Nantahala National Forest: A History

by Marci Spencer James Lewis George Ellison

Created in 1920, the 500,000-acre Nantahala National Forest dominates the rugged southwestern corner of North Carolina. Rivers such as the Cheoah, Cullasaja, Chattooga, Nantahala and Tuckasegee carve deep gorges, making the region one of the wettest in the nation. The Whitewater River tumbles over the highest waterfall in the eastern United States. Power companies dammed local rivers, creating some of North Carolina’s most scenic recreational mountain lakes. The high peaks, secluded coves and forested woodlands of the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Panthertown Valley and Buck Creek Serpentine Pine Barrens and other areas hold cultural and natural history secrets. Author and naturalist Marci Spencer reveals the history and splendor of the Nantahala National Forest.

Lost Metairie

by Catherine Campanella

From ancient bayous to beloved old businesses, Metairie has changed dramatically over generations. And many of those landmarks are lost to time. The lake, railroads and a beach resort were popular features in the early days. A streetcar ran through the short-lived City of Metairie Ridge, where gambling houses and dog tracks contributed more tax dollars than did the few residents. Old Bucktown was famous for its seafood. Fat City, once notorious for its nightlife, has seen better days. Author Catherine Campanella takes a look back at the schools, shops, bars, restaurants, alligator farms, bowling alleys, drive-ins and movie theaters from a bygone era.

Becoming Portsmouth: Voices from a Half Century of Change

by Laura Pope Denise J. Wheeler

At midcentury, two federal urban renewal projects in the gritty, blue-collar navy town of Portsmouth decimated two neighborhoods. But in the 1970s and ’80s—thanks to an influx of artisans, chefs and entrepreneurs—the Port City emerged as a beacon of arts, culinary excellence and preservation. Iconoclast Jay Smith opened the Press Room, the celebrated music club. A group of concerned citizens saved the Music Hall, the last of Portsmouth’s vaudeville theaters. And a Dutch family opened the Euro-style Café Petronella next to a biker bar. Author and historian Laura Pope edits a collection of essays detailing the changes in the last half of the past century that made Portsmouth a lauded arts- and food-lovers’ hub and, finally, a diverse tourist destination.

South Plainfield in the 20th Century

by Richard Veit Dorothy Miele

Located in northern Middlesex County, South Plainfield has a rich and fascinating history. It was first settled by the Lenape and later by immigrants from Scotland, England, and the Netherlands. Mills were built, and by the 18th century, it was home to numerous farms and two hamlets: Samptown and New Brooklyn. During the American Revolution, skirmishes shook the sleepy community. The 19th century brought the arrival of railroads and industry. The 20th century saw South Plainfield transformed. The Lehigh Valley Railroad built an enormous coal storage yard. Spicer Manufacturing opened a factory manufacturing universal joints for early trucks and cars. Harris Steel, a fabricator of steel for bridges and skyscrapers, constructed a sprawling plant in South Plainfield. After World War II, the borough grew by leaps and bounds as new suburban developments replaced farms and fields. Today, South Plainfield is a strong community with a diverse population located at the crossroads of central New Jersey.

Greeks of the Merrimack Valley

by Elaine Kevgas E. Philip Brown

The Merrimack Valley became home to Greeks after the great immigration to the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. After its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1832, Greece had inadequate resources for its citizens, which led to much hardship. Many of these refugees came to the Merrimack Valley in search of a better living. They settled in Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lowell, Massachusetts, or Concord, Manchester, and Nashua, New Hampshire, where they secured jobs in factories and mills. Those who were unable to gain employment in the manufacturing industries went into the service sector; others became self-sufficient, building restaurants, shoe shops, and grocery stores. Although they suffered discrimination because of their distinct language and culture, they were not deterred; instead, they remained focused, went about their activities in peace, and contributed immensely to the socioeconomic development of their newfound home.

Central Coast Motor Sports

by Tony Baker

From action-packed Model T racing in the 1930s to exotic sports car racing during the 1950s and 1960s, Images of America: Central Coast Motor Sports reveals the colorful history of motor sports and hot rodding in Central California. Sam Foose, one of the pioneers of West Coast car customizing, created several designs that led to fame, while locals raced at the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats and joined the exclusive 200 MPH Club. Don Edwards entered the exciting world of drag boat and hydrofoil racing and became one of the most successful drag boat racers of the 1960s. This collection of historic images spotlights the many drag strips, racetracks, car clubs, and personalities in the region during racing’s golden age. It also features some of the coolest hot rods, customs, dragsters, lake racers, sports cars, formula racers, sprint cars, jalopies, off-road vehicles, and motorcycles around.

What Does Childhood Taste Like?

by Jack Maguire

What Does Childhood Taste Like? was among the first "brain games" books to treat the human brain like a muscle; through interactive lessons, author Jack Maguire teaches readers how to take care of their minds as they do their bodies. Whether you are a writer looking to maximize creativity, an executive honing your decision-making skills, or a retiree keeping your memory strong, this book has exercises for you. A must for anyone concerned about mental fitness.

Observation and Experiment: An Introduction to Causal Inference

by Paul R. Rosenbaum

In the face of conflicting claims about some treatments, behaviors, and policies, the question arises: What is the most scientifically rigorous way to draw conclusions about cause and effect in the study of humans? In this introduction to causal inference, Paul Rosenbaum explains key concepts and methods through real-world examples.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

by Thomas Piketty

The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

American Niceness: A Cultural History

by Carrie Tirado Bramen

The cliché of the Ugly American—loud, vulgar, materialistic, chauvinistic—still expresses what people around the world dislike about their Yankee counterparts. Carrie Tirado Bramen recovers the history of a different national archetype—the nice American—which has been central to ideas of American identity since the nineteenth century.

As If: Idealization and Ideals

by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Idealization is a basic feature of human thought. We proceed “as if” our representations were true, while knowing they are not. Kwame Anthony Appiah defends the centrality of the imagination in science, morality, and everyday life and shows that our best chance for accessing reality is to open our minds to a plurality of idealized depictions.

Social Theory Now

by Monika Krause Isaac Ariail Reed Claudio E. Benzecry

The landscape of social theory has changed significantly over the three decades since the publication of Anthony Giddens and Jonathan Turner’s seminal Social Theory Today. Sociologists in the twenty-first century desperately need a new agenda centered around central questions of social theory. In Social Theory Now, Claudio E. Benzecry, Monika Krause, and Isaac Ariail Reed set a new course for sociologists, bringing together contributions from the most distinctive sociological traditions in an ambitious survey of where social theory is today and where it might be going. The book provides a strategic window onto social theory based on current research, examining trends in classical traditions and the cutting edge of more recent approaches. From distinctive theoretical positions, contributors address questions about how social order is accomplished; the role of materiality, practice, and meaning; as well as the conditions for the knowledge of the social world. The theoretical traditions presented include cultural sociology, microsociologies, world-system theory and post-colonial theory, gender and feminism, actor network and network theory, systems theory, field theory, rational choice, poststructuralism, pragmatism, and the sociology of conventions. Each chapter introduces a tradition and presents an agenda for further theoretical development. Social Theory Now is an essential tool for sociologists. It will be central to the discussion and teaching of contemporary social theory for years to come.

Extended Essay for the IB Diploma: Skills for Success: Skills for Success

by Paul Hoang Chris Taylor

Build confidence in a range of key essay writing techniques and skills with this practical companion, full of advice and guidance from experienced EE experts.· Build essay writing techniques and skills through a range of strategies, serving as a useful companion throughout the writing process - from the development of a research question, critical-thinking, referencing and citation to reflecting on the process and final essay· Concise, clear explanations help you navigate the IB requirements, including advice on assessment objectives and academic honesty· Learn what is required to get the best EE grades and write an excellent essay with detailed examiner advice and expert tips and hints, including common mistakes to avoid · Explicit reference to the IB Learner profile and the importance of reflection. Paul Hoang is Vice Principal at Sha Tin College, English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong. He writes for Business Review, published by Philip Allan. He is a member of the editorial board for IB Review, Philip Allan's flagship publication for the IB. Paul is the author of several publications including Economics for the IB Diploma Revision Guide (Hodder Education), IB Business Management, 3rd edn (IBID Press), IGCSE Business Studies for Edexcel (Anforme), and Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Economics (Hodder Education). He is an IB examiner and has over 10 years of experience as an IB Workshop Leader.Chris Taylor is Extended Essay Coordinator at Sha Tin College - an international school and IB World School with over 1200 students. He teaches IB History and has examined the EE component of the Diploma for over 10 years. Chris authored Riding the Dragon (2013), a book that details his visits to every province in China and the culture, history and people in each of these. He is a regular contributing author of IB Review magazine, specialising in IB History and the Extended Essay. Having visited many countries, Chris is also a travel writer for the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper.

A World of Prose: Third Edition

by Mark Mcwatt Hazel Simmons-Mcdonald

A World of Prose includes all the prescribed texts for the revised CSEC English A and English B syllabuses. It has been compiled with the approval of the Caribbean Examinations Council by Editors who have served as CSEC English panel members.- The material in this anthology will help students to prepare effectively for the CSEC examination.- The texts have been chosen to cover a wide range of themes and subjects and include a balance of well-known texts from the past as well as more recent works.- The anthology includes texts from the Caribbean and the rest of the world to stimulate an interest in and enjoyment of reading and literature.- This collection contains notes on each text and questions to provoke discussion, as well as a useful checklist to help students with literary analysis.- The book contains practical guidance for students on how to tackle examination questions, with examples of model answers for reference.

A World of Poetry: Third Edition

by Mark Mcwatt Hazel Simmons-Mcdonald

A World of Poetry includes all the prescribed poems for the revised CSEC English A and English B syllabuses. It has been compiled with the approval of the Caribbean Examinations Council by Editors who have served as CSEC English panel members.- The material in this anthology will help students to prepare effectively for the CSEC examination.- The poems have been chosen to cover a wide range of themes and subjects and include a balance of well-known poems from the past as well as more recent works.- The anthology includes poems from the Caribbean and the rest of the world to stimulate an interest in and enjoyment of poetry.- This collection contains notes on each poem and questions to provoke discussion, as well as a useful checklist to help students with poetry analysis.- The book contains practical guidance for students on how to tackle examination questions, with examples of model answers for reference.

Hodder Cambridge Primary Science Learner's Book 5

by Helen Lewis

Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations. Support students in mastering the ideas and skills needed to proceed successfully through the Cambridge Primary Science curriculum framework with a wide range of activities and investigations to help you deliver the science mastery approach.- Establish previous knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts through engaging activities at the start of each unit- Determine whether students have properly mastered the objectives for each unit with investigations and recap activities at the end- Expand vocabulary and understanding with key scientific words to learn and practice- Encourage peer assessment with talk partner activities throughout- Inspire students to predict and question outcomes and concepts with investigations that demonstrate and test key scientific points- Evaluate learning with a self-assessment checklist at the end of each unit and a practice test at the end of each chapter for summative assessment purposes

Hodder Cambridge Primary Science Learner's Book 4

by Rosemary Feasey

Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations. Support students in mastering the ideas and skills needed to proceed successfully through the Cambridge Primary Science curriculum framework with a wide range of activities and investigations to help you deliver the science mastery approach.- Establish previous knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts through engaging activities at the start of each unit- Determine whether students have properly mastered the objectives for each unit with investigations and recap activities at the end- Expand vocabulary and understanding with key scientific words to learn and practice- Encourage peer assessment with talk partner activities throughout- Inspire students to predict and question outcomes and concepts with investigations that demonstrate and test key scientific points- Evaluate learning with a self-assessment checklist at the end of each unit and a practice test at the end of each chapter for summative assessment purposes

Hodder Cambridge Primary Science Learner's Book 3

by Hellen Ward

Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations.Support students in mastering the ideas and skills needed to proceed successfully through the Cambridge Primary Science curriculum framework with a wide range of activities and investigations to help you deliver the science mastery approach.- Establish previous knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts through engaging activities at the start of each unit- Determine whether students have properly mastered the objectives for each unit with investigations and recap activities at the end- Expand vocabulary and understanding with key scientific words to learn and practice- Encourage peer assessment with talk partner activities throughout- Inspire students to predict and question outcomes and concepts with investigations that demonstrate and test key scientific points- Evaluate learning with a self-assessment checklist at the end of each unit and a practice test at the end of each chapter for summative assessment purposes

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