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Engagement in crafts and other creative activities is making a comeback as an established method in the occupational therapy rehabilitation process. With the profession promoting a return to purposeful activity and "occupation" as key components of treatment, the Fourth Edition of Crafts and Creative Media in Therapy will continue to be a leading resource.
We know, beauty is only skin deep. But who doesn't love a healthy sparkle? Crafty Girl: Beauty is the ultimate guide to becoming fabulous from the inside out. With over 40 simple recipes you can whip up in the time it takes to skin an avocado, dozens of full-color illustrations throughout, sassy drawings, and attitude to burn, Crafty Girl is more than a book--it's a way of life.
What puts the bounce in a crafty girl's curls? Handmade headbands, beaded barrettes, and sweet-smelling shampoos, all from Crafty Girl: Hair, the latest in our top-selling series for tweens and teens. Uber-crafty girl Jennifer Traig goes big with this complete guide to dazzling tresses. Her handy Product Primer unlocks the mysteries of the beauty supply store, shares styling techniques that would make a hairdresser jealous, and offers up tips on how to keep locks shiny and full. The High-Style How-to's section includes simple instructions for 16 fabulous looks, from the feathery Farrah to the Frou Frou French Twist. The Hair Jewels chapter provides 15 project recipes for sparkly barrettes and other bijoux to embellish those new 'dos, and Hair Potions is filled with recipes for homemade shampoos, rinses, and even temporary hair color. More fun and a lot less money than a trip to a fancy salon, Crafty Girl: Hair is all a gal needs to create looks she'll love.
Every crafty girl knows that beauty comes from within, but she also knows that makeup can make life a little prettier, a little glossier, and a lot more fun. Crafty Girl: Makeup explains how to do it right, revealing the secrets to glowing skin, shapely brows, bright eyes, lovely lips, and so much more. Here are tips on what to buy and how to use it, plus lots of simple recipes for whipping up custom batches of glosses, blushes, and bronzers. But the fun doesn't end there. A section called The Looks offers up easy professional tips and step-by-step instructions for creating 20 different faces, from fresh to fabulous. Whether she's a clean teen or glamour queen, Crafty Girl: Makeup has it all: the hints, the help, and the looks she'll love.
Crafty Girl: Slumber Parties answers the critical question: How to host a slumber party that isn't a snore? Here, complete plans for fourteen fabulous themed fetes offer dozens of dreamy ideas for midnight munchies, hilarious games, clever crafts, fun sleepover flicks, and more. Guests will enjoy getting supercrafty at the all-night-long Beadapalooza, the sparkliest party around. The relaxing Bliss-Out Spa Party encourages attendees to chill, with beauty treatments and tasty refreshments fit for a film star. And the creepy Night on Haunted Hill will scare the squeals out of every girl in sight. The ultimate guide to partying in one's PJs, Crafty Girl: Slumber Parties lets any hostess transform an ordinary sleepover into a spectacular slumberama.
A magical novel, based on a Japanese folk tale, that imagines how the life of a broken-hearted man is transformed when he rescues an injured white crane that has landed in his backyard. George Duncan is an American living and working in London. At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes. All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice. But one night he is woken by an astonishing sound--a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden. When he investigates he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself. It has been shot through the wing with an arrow. Moved more than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird's wing, saving its life before it flies away into the night sky. The next morning, a shaken George tries to go about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books--a harmless, personal hobby--when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in. Her name is Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork. George is dumbstruck by her beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her. She seems to hold the potential to change his entire life, if he could only get her to reveal the secret of who she is and why she has brought her artwork to him. Witty, magical, and romantic, The Crane Wife is a story of passion and sacrifice, that resonates on the level of dream and myth. It is a novel that celebrates the creative imagination, and the disruptive power of love.
Craniosacral therapy is based on the belief that functions of the human system are maintained and integrated by a biodynamic force known as 'primary respiration,' or the breath of life. Found in the brain, spinal cord, and bodily fluids, this rhythmic pulse promotes healing and health. Written for students and practitioners but accessible to lay readers, this text presents the fundamental concepts and techniques of a method that redirects the cerebrospinal fluid to areas of imbalance, thus enhancing overall health. Volume One covers both the history and conceptual ideas fundamental to Craniosacral Biodynamics, as well as the more complex structural and tissue relationships.
"McClanahan's prose is miasmic, dizzying, repetitive. A rushing river of words that reflects the chaos and humanity of the place from which he hails. [McClanahan] aims to lasso the moon... He is not a writer of half-measures. The man has purpose. This is his symphony, every note designed to resonate, to linger."-New York Times Book Review"Crapalachia is the genuine article: intelligent, atmospheric, raucously funny and utterly wrenching. McClanahan joins Daniel Woodrell and Tom Franklin as a master chronicler of backwoods rural America."-The Washington Post"The book that took Scott McClanahan from indie cult writer to critical darling is a series of tales that read like an Appalachian Proust all doped up on sugary soft drinks, and has made a fan of everybody who has opened it up."-Flavorwire"McClanahan's deep loyalty to his place and his people gives his story wings: 'So now I put the dirt from my home in my pockets and I travel. I am making the world my mountain.' And so he is."-Atlanta Journal-Constitution"[Crapalachia is] a wild and inventive book, unquestionably fresh of spirit, and totally unafraid to break formalisms to tell it like it was."-Vice"Part memoir, part hillbilly history, part dream, McClanahan embraces humanity with all its grit, writing tenderly of criminals and outcasts, family and the blood ties that bind us."-Interview Magazine"A brilliant, unnerving, beautiful curse of a book that will both haunt and charmingly engage readers for years and years and years."-The Nervous Breakdown"McClanahan's style is as seductive as a circuit preacher's. Crapalachia is both an homage and a eulogy for a place where, through the sorcery of McClanahan's storytelling, we can all pull up a chair and find ourselves at home."-San Diego City Beat"Epic. McClanahan's prose is straightforward, casual, and enjoyable to read, reminiscent at times of Kurt Vonnegut. Crapalachia is one of the rare books that, after you reach the end, you don't get up to check your e-mail or Facebook or watch TV. You just sit quietly and think about the people of the book and how they remind you of people you used to know. You feel lucky to have known them, and you feel grateful to McClanahan for the reminder."-Rain Taxi Review of BooksWhen Scott McClanahan was fourteen he went to live with his Grandma Ruby and his Uncle Nathan, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Crapalachia is a portrait of these formative years, coming-of-age in rural West Virginia.Peopled by colorful characters and their quirky stories, Crapalachia interweaves oral folklore and area history, providing an ambitious and powerful snapshot of overlooked Americana.Scott McClanahan is the author of Stories II and Stories V! His fiction has appeared in BOMB, Vice, and New York Tyrant. His novel Hill William is forthcoming from Tyrant Books.
New York Times bestselling author and ambush journalist Jason Mattera sets his sights on his next big target: crony liberals, including Al Gore, Carlos Slim, Harry Reid, and Jay Z, whose riches come at taxpayer expense.From billionaire business tycoons like George Soros and Warren Buffett to movie industry moguls like Jeffrey Katzenberg and Stephen Spielberg, American liberals are using government breaks and shortcuts to pervert the free market. These "rich bastards" leverage crony connections to bag millions for phony "green companies" that go bust, vacuum public coffers to build glitzy stadiums, utilize little-known tax loopholes to loot $1.5 billion for Hollywood movies, and more. They use government to rig the game in their favor and leave taxpayers holding the bill. And when government gets in the business of picking winners and losers through bailouts and tax breaks, free market competition begins to atrophy. That's what big government leftists--and corporate Republicans-in-name-only--want to happen. In this explosive, funny-as-hell investigative exposé, Mattera reveals the infuriating schemes that result when the filthy rich combine cronyism and capitalism. Crapitalism pulls back the curtain on a cast of cronyites who make millions taking advantage of taxpayers--and still brag about how they're looking out for the little guy.
True, dropping a well-placed swear can make even the worst situations seem better, but sometimes a "fudge!" or "sugar!" can be equally satisfying--and won't land you in trouble. The Craptastic Guide to Pseudo-Swearing offers new, creative, and clean ways to express how fetchin' mad some son of a biscuit made you. Featuring a variety of games, instructions, and helpful hints, Craptastic proves there are endless cussing alternatives for any rassafrackin' situation. The book offers a dictionary of terms, and is broken down into craptacular categories including Classics, Sexy Talk, and Safe for Church. Toss in games like Cross Words Puzzle and Play It Safe Hangman, tidbits about noteworthy curses in pop culture, plus a plethora of other interactive features, and you have a book that will turn anyone into a prodigious fake curser in no time.
LOSS OF CONTROL CAN LEAD TO A crash;-)The wild ride chronicled inChatandConnect,the first two novels in Nan McCarthy's heralded cybertrilogy, comes to a jolting conclusion in Crash. You are invited once again to "eavesdrop" on the private e-mail conversations of Bev and Max, two strangers who met online -- and whose relationship has grown more intense, and complex, than they ever imagined. Laced with humor and provocative confessions, their impassioned exchanges seem to be leading them to the brink of the inevitable. . . . With a true storyteller's flourish, Nan McCarthy brings to a close a romantic adventure that is at once familiar, unique, and entirely unforgettable.
If what you see is what you get, Jules is in serious trouble. The suspenseful first of four books from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy.Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It's not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that. What she can't handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode...and nine body bags in the snow. The vision is everywhere--on billboards, television screens, windows--and she's the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more she sees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it's someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember. In this riveting start to a gripping series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, Jules has to act--and act fast--to keep her vision from becoming reality.
<p>Tells prospective/new entrepreneurs what they must know, in simple terms, to start a business. Planning, finance, legal issues, brand, logos, marketing, the web, pitfalls to avoid.</p>
Commercial deep-sea diver Ben Gannon has been assigned to retrieve the bodies from a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico. Instead he discovers the bullet-ridden bodies of the "crash" victims, among them a senator who championed American oil independence. The helicopter was returning from a highly-advanced oil rig, where Gannon suddenly finds himself assigned to work. But when the rig is seized by Middle Eastern terrorists, he decides to take matters into his own hands ...
These traditional reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values--but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series does not contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In fact, family is the main theme of these titles. And one particular Latino family is the focus with their uncanny knack for finding humor, hope, and colorful personalities--even in unusual circumstances. Written at the lowest reading levels, the 50-page story structure is straightforward and moves the reader through the text quickly and efficiently. Lightning lit the sky. The thunder was loud. The light went out. The plane went dark. Then the plane fell.
In this heart-stopping novel, a debut author delivers a romantic thriller featuring one too-tough female agent, one too-hot male suspect, and a head-on erotic collision. Original.
From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind. Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look. But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.
Stranded! Billionaire Gibb Martin loves risk almost as much as he loves a well-made suit. But when his business partner and longtime friend suddenly bails on a major venture to get married...well, that's one risk Gibb isn't willing to take. Now he just needs to charter a plane to Florida so he can stop the wedding-fast!Normally, bombshell pilot Sophia Cruz would have told Slick City Boy exactly where to go. Unfortunately, she really needs cash-even if it does come from an overprivileged guy with a very fine backside. But then disaster strikes midair, and Sophia is forced to crash-land the plane....Now they're alone on a stunning deserted island-and surrounded by temptation. And this is one collision they won't be able to walk away from!
They say that birds of a feather flock together. But who would guess that many pheasants make up a bouquet, that bears in a group are called a sleuth, or a gathering of giraffes is a tower? Both funny and fascinating, A Crash of Rhinos, A Party of Jays explores 11 animals and the curious collective nouns that describe them. With playful profiles of the animals, humorous illustrations to interpret the literal connection to the group name, and excellent full-color photography, something amazing about the true nature of each animal is revealed. A Crash of Rhinos, A Party of Jays will engage young animal enthusiasts and inspire budding language lovers.
Focus on the promises of God to overcome the voices of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement.... This guide will help you and your small group replace negative internal chatter with the promises of God. Join Pastor Steven Furtick as he walks you and your group through the issues of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement, and learn as he offers strategies for combating them. Designed for both individuals and groups for use with the companion DVD, which consists of six video sessions. Based on the life-changing book, Crash the Chatterbox, this participant's guide includes a number of special features in each session:· Video response prompts· Group discussion questions· Session closing prayers· After-session activities This guide also includes the following bonus sections to help group members carry the message of each session into their daily lives:· My Time with God· My Action Steps A leader's help guide makes it easy for any group member to conduct the group study of Crash the Chatterbox. The questions and reflections in this guide will help you see for yourself why listening to God's voice above all others is the most important habit you can ever develop.
WHENEVER A PLANE CRASHES, a "Go-Team" is assembled to investigate. The members of that team--each a leading expert in a specific field--are known informally as "Crashers." Usually the team has months to determine the cause of a crash. But this time it's different: They have only three days before terror strikes again. When a passenger plane slams into the ground outside Portland, Oregon, an investigative team is quickly brought together. The team, under the leadership of pathologist "Tommy" Tomzak, and assembled by Susan Tanaka, the intergovernmental liaison from the NTSB, includes: Kiki Duvall, voice recorder specialist and a "sonar witch" who can hear things others can't; John Roby, a former cop and bomb expert; Walter Mulroney, who can rebuild any plane from the bolts up; engineer Peter Kim; and pilot Isaiah Grey. As the Crashers grapple with the evidence, they discover the truth behind the crash--that the plane was brought down deliberately and that this crash was merely a trial run--and realize they must move fast if they are to stop the next attack. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Daria Gibron, a former Israeli intelligence agent, spots a group of suspicious-looking men. Missing her former life, she attaches herself to them only to learn that, somehow, they were responsible for the catastrophe in Oregon and are preparing for another action. Daria risks her life to try to get close enough to learn what's going on and to thwart their plans. But time is running out and her cover story is running thin. Crashers is a fresh and utterly compelling thriller, an original mix of action and investigation, with a brilliant cast of characters, that grabs and holds the reader spellbound all the way through to the surprising, breathtaking conclusion.
Sixteen-year-old Jay wants to throw a party and spend time with his friends before they all drift apart. He wants to make himself known to the girl he's had a crush on for years and to bring everyone together, but quickly things start going wrong.
The game of basketball has gone global and is now the world's fastest-growing sport. Talented players from Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa are literally crashing the borders as the level of their game now often equals that of the American pros, who no longer are sure winners in international competition and who must compete with foreign players for coveted spots on NBA rosters. Yet that refreshing world outlook stands in stark contrast to the game's troubled image here at home. The concept of team play in the NBA has declined as, in the aftermath of the Michael Jordan phenomenon, the league's marketers and television promoters have placed a premium on hyping individual stars instead of teams, and the players have come to see that big-buck contracts and endorsements come to those who selfishly demand the spotlight for themselves. Even worse, relations between players and fans are at a low ebb. Players are perceived to be overpaid, ill-behaved, and arrogant. Fans, paying hundreds of dollars for tickets, often act boorishly and tauntingly. This tension boiled over on the night of November 19, 2004, at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan, during a Detroit Pistons-Indiana Pacers game, when players brawled with fans as much as each other in what was, in fact, a racial skirmish. When the Pacer players entered the stands throwing punches, they had truly smashed an altogether different kind of border. In the aftermath of that sorry spectacle, regular-season television ratings declined for NBA games. Playoff-game ratings plummeted. Sales in NBA-licensing products sagged by a reported 30 percent. For the millions of Americans who cherish basketball, the love affair has reached a state of crisis. Few people care as deeply and know as much about basketball as Harvey Araton, the highly literate and well-traveled sports columnist for The New York Times. For many a season, Araton has observed "the ballers," as the players call themselves, at college tournaments, the NBA, and the Olympics. He has enjoyed a pressbox seat while watching the great 1980s rivalries of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, the transcendent career of Michael Jordan, and the slow unraveling of the game through the 1990s until the present season, as newly arrived players and league officials misunderstood and misapplied the mixed lessons of Jordan's legacy. Calling on his many years of watching games, of locker-room interviews, of world-hopping reportage, Araton takes us to scenes of vivid play on the court and to off-camera dramas as well. In this taut, simmering book, the author points his finger at the greed and exploitation that has weakened the American game. And with uncommon journalistic courage, he opens a discussion on the volatile, undiscussed subject that lies at the heart of basketball's crisis: race. It begins, he argues, at the college level, where, too often, undereducated, inner-city talents are expected to perform for the benefit of affluent white crowds and to fill the coffers of their respective schools in what Araton calls a kind of "modern-day minstrel show." It continues at the pro level, where marketers have determined that "gangsta" imagery provides for a livelier entertainment package, never mind the effect it has on the quality of team play. And where, moreover, players themselves, often both street smart and immature, decide to live up to the thuggish stereotypes. Harvey Araton knows the players well enough to see beyond the stereotypes. He knows that for every clownish Dennis Rodman there is also an admirable David Robinson. For every Ron Artest, there is a Tim Duncan. Combining passion and knowledge, he calls on the NBA to heal itself and, with a hopeful sense of the possible, he points the way to a better future. Unflinching, timely, and authoritative, Crashing the Borders is the beginning of a much-needed conversation about sport and American culture. For those who care about both, this book will be the must-read work of the season.
When a woman is ripe for the picking . . . Beth Cordova's life is no fairy tale. Having barely escaped the evil grasp of her wicked stepmother, this "missing princess" seeks refuge in a strict commune where carnal pleasures are forbidden. Sometimes just one bite of the apple . . . Her world is lonely and void of intimacy, until the charming Stephen Trent arrives at the commune. Suddenly Beth yearns for a man's touch, the feel of his lips on hers . . . and Stephen is eager to show this pure-as-snow princess that she can still be the sensual woman she was once upon a time. Is all it takes to unleash her desires... But all is not what it seems, and the stunning beauty finds herself again in danger, her stepmother hot on her trail. The commune's founders will not tolerate the pair, yet fleeing its walls could prove fatal. Trapped in a world where passion is outlawed, can Beth live happily ever after?
Nothing comes easy for Darian. Her heightened powers make her indispensable to the Shaede Nation, but dangerous missions have driven her lover, Tyler, to his breaking point. Darian must salvage their bond, but a new assignment to protect Anya, a fellow Shaede and the first of their kind to become pregnant in centuries, stands in their way. It doesn't help that the two Shaedes are longtime rivals and share nothing besides mutual hatred. But when it becomes clear that someone is bent on destroying Anya, Darian must do everything she can to help.