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Medium Concetta Bertoldi answers all your questions about life after life . . . from the irreverent: (If the dead are always with us, do they have a XXX view of my bedroom?) . . . to the poignant: (Will my deceased father be with me when I walk down the aisle on my wedding day?) . . . to the heartfelt: (When loved ones leave this life too early or under tragic circumstances, are they eternally heartbroken or can they find peace in heaven?) Concetta Bertoldi has been communicating with the "Other Side" since childhood. In Do Dead People Watch You Shower?, the first-ever book of its kind, she exposes the naked truth about the fate and happiness of our late loved ones with no-holds-barred honesty and delightfully wry humor, answering questions that range from the practical to the outrageous. In addition she shares with us her own intimate secrets, revealing with refreshing candor how her miraculous gift has affected her life, her marriage, her friendships, and her career, as well as the myriad ways she has used it to help others.
Is it true that elephants are afraid of mice?How much gold does the United States store in Fort Knox?Why do I get a headache when I eat ice cream too fast?How did the "seventh inning stretch" originate? As the official webmaster for Xerox, Bill McLain was surprised by the kinds of questions he was receiving, like whether people born blind can see in their dreams and why rabbits are associated with Easter. McLain began to answer each and every question--attracting national attention from MSNBC, CNN, and People--and the result, collected in Do Fish Drink Water?, is a surprising, funny, and informative collection of facts. McLain's answers can often be as wild as the questions and prompt entertaining anecdotes about where he found them. McLain explains how magnets are made, what caused the Great Depression of 1922, and even explains why cats purr. Also included is an extensive list of websites where he conducts research, offering an informative guide to making the most of the Internet.
Q: Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? A: Marilyn Monroe, Scarlet Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow would be happy to know that they do. During the Ice Age, when even cavemen were in short supply, the blonde woman really did get her man - simply because her light coloured hair made her stand out. Plus scientists have recently discovered that natural blondes have higher oestrogen levels. In short, golden (preferably long) hair shouts : 'I am young, sexy - and fertile' to every member of the male species within a few miles. Q: When's the best time to seduce my man? A: Your other half will definitely get more possessive and more attracted to you when you're ovulating and at your most fertile. You'll spend time on your make-up and choose next day's outfit before you go to bed. Your lips will be fuller, and your skin will be radiant because of the high levels of oestrogen being pumped through your blood. But don't get carried away by how sexy you feel. You are also more likely to be unfaithful during this period and your boyfriend is also likely to run away with another equally fertile member of the female species. Q: How do I get him to change his wild lifestyle? A: Get pregnant. Shocking but true. Fathers have lower testosterone levels than single men which means that they are more easy-going and less confrontational, they take fewer life threatening risks, and they are far less likely to have an affair with the leggier, skinnier blonde from the office.
A diverse group of high school girls faces the challenges of standing up for what they believe is right. You'll cheer them on and learn more about yourself in each book of the Raise the Flag series! One of the two editors-in-chief of the King High newspaper, Norie runs with the "high achiever" crowd: kids who participate in things like the Academic Olympics... and cheating rings. As a Christian who has recently rededicated her life to God, Norie doesn't want to be a part of it. But stress builds as her friends pressure her to help them. Even worse, Norie's dad wants her to study more instead of spending time with her prayer partners, the Flagpole Girls. He desperately wants her to get into Harvard. But with the change in the grade curve, that'll never happen unless Norie starts cheating, too. Now if she's going to resist the temptation--and avoid being framed by the very kids she's trying to stop--she's going to need prayer, and her Christian friends, more than ever before.
In today's multicultural society we are increasingly likely to meet and become friends with people from different religious backgrounds, and to find ourselves attending an unfamiliar ceremony. When this happens, there can be few of us who know exactly what to expect, or are confident about how to behave. This book will help you: * to understand the backgrounds to the key festivals, ceremonies, and practices of the major world religions* to participate in the main holidays and festivals of the different religious calendars* to know what to expect and how to behave when invited to attend a Protestant, Catholic, Christian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, or Buddhist service* to join in the family celebrations of friends from different backgrounds. Armed with this basic information, you will feel relaxed enough to enjoy the occasion-and perhaps inspired to discover more about the spiritual world view of another cultural tradition.
As the grandson of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, Tullian Tchividjian grew up hearing the Christian faith preached to millions. Yet he struggled to come to faith personally. His first book, Do I Know God? captures the sincerity and intensity of his own spiritual quest, and shows the way for a new generation of seekers.Combining careful thinking, warm personal story, and an exceptional grounding in biblical truths, Tullian delivers trustworthy answers to the questions you've been asking:·Is it really possible to know God?·Is being "spiritual" or "religious" the same thing as having a relationship with God?·What is the relationship between saving faith and good works?·How does believing God's promises assure me of salvation?·How do my feelings for God affect my relationship with him?·How can I trust that God is present when I feel only his absence?·Can a relationship with God assure me of a future with him in eternity?Do I Know God? was written with a wide range of readers in mind: those outside the Christian faith, newer Christ followers who feel confused about their relationship with God, and long-time Christians who have never gotten clarity on key questions like eternal security and assurance of salvation, faith and works.Tullian shows readers how to discover a genuine, vibrant and enduring relationship with God. And it all begins with the vital question: Do I Know God?From the Hardcover edition.
Are you wondering if you should get an MBA? In this concise guide from the experts at the Princeton Review, you'll find the background, statistics, and context you need to figure out if an MBA is the right choice for you. Do I Need an MBA? gives you a succinct but comprehensive grasp of the issues you may want to consider before applying to business school. You'll get essential info on: · the current business school admissions landscape · what you can expect from the business school experience, both academically and socially · types of MBA degree programs and concentrations · practical information about financing your business degree · advice on applying to MBA programs (criteria, rounds vs. rolling admissions, acing the GMAT and your essays, etc.) · recruiting, career options, and the job market for newly minted MBAsThe experts also provide a detailed cost-benefit analysis for your MBA--giving you a realistic look at how much debt you'll need to take out, the potential opportunity cost of lost income if you go to school full time, and what you might expect to earn with your MBA after graduation. Do I Need an MBA? will give you information you need to help make the most informed choice possible. The ebook also includes a special section for International students hoping to attend school in the U.S., with admissions advice and logistical guidance specifically for students coming from abroad.
"Do I really have to teach reading?" This is the question many teachers of adolescents are asking, wondering how they can possibly add a new element to an already overloaded curriculum. And most are finding that the answer is "yes. " If they want their students to learn complex new concepts in different disciplines, they often have to help their students become better readers. Building on the experiences gained in her own language arts classroom as well as those of colleagues in different disciplines, Cris Tovani, author ofI Read It, but I Don't Get It, takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. In Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?, Cris shows how teachers can expand on their content expertise to provide instruction students need to understand specific technical and narrative texts. The book includes: examples of how teachers can model their reading process for students; ideas for supplementing and enhancing the use of required textbooks; detailed descriptions of specific strategies taught in context; stories from different high school classrooms to show how reading instruction varies according to content; samples of student work, including both struggling readers and college-bound seniors; a variety of "comprehension constructors": guides designed to help students recognize and capture their thinking in writing while reading; guidance on assessing students; tips for balancing content and reading instruction. Cris's humor, honesty, and willingness to share her own struggles as a teacher make this a unique take on content reading instruction that will be valuable to reading teachers as well as content specialists.
As a small-business owner or solopreneur, you wear many hats--perhaps the most important of which is marketer. But these days, with so many new ways to reach customers and clients and only so much time in the day, it's hard to know where to start. Should you be using social media? Email? Blogs? Video? SEO? Small-business marketing doesn't have to be a mystery. It's just a series of simple decisions (and the action steps to implement those decisions) that will help you regain the clarity, confidence, and control you need to succeed. Do It! Marketing is a quick read and an encouraging kick in the pants that will reignite your marketing mojo. The underlying premise is that "only action creates results." Packed with do-this-now ideas to attract, engage, and win more customers and clients, this no-nonsense book reveals how to: * Avoid blah, blah, blah marketing * Use magnetic marketing strategies that pull--not push--qualified decision-makers into your world * Get noticed * Position yourself as an expert * Become the obvious choice in your market * Do social media right * Zero in on your customers' pain/gain factors * Learn to speak their language * Get a steady stream of referrals * Identify and focus on high-payoff activities * Cultivate and leverage enthusiastic advocates * And more Energetic, inspiring, and filled with concrete strategies, tactics, templates, and tools, Do It! Marketing shows you how to stop "marketing by accident" and start outsmarting, out-positioning, and out-executing the competition.
"The genius of Eric Stromer's book is showing that do-it-yourself projects are a wonderful way to bring your family together. While enjoying each other's company, you learn how to set reachable goals and to build a little confidence along the way. Thank you, Eric, for your enthusiastic encouragement of constructive family time (literally) and for sharing practical tips to make the effort fun and successful. I can't wait for our next trip to the hardware store. " -Amy Grant Love do-it-yourself projects but have no time? Have your kids taken your hearth and home hostage? Let TV's Superhandy Dad, Eric Stromer, Walk You Through Fun Do-It-Yourself Activities and Home Improvement Projects That You and Your Brood Can Enjoy! Eric Stromer brings his kid-friendly approach to this fun and practical how-to guide for large and small projects for the whole family. Taking you through the major areas in your home, Eric's step-by-step techniques will show you how to: Create entertainment anywhere with an amazing portable activity center your kids will love, while you enjoy some adult time Rediscover the person you married by transforming your bedroom into an orderly romantic oasis Make supervised backyard playtime a snap with fun and functional improvements Control clutter in every room with storage your kids will enjoy maintaining And with every project, motivate your kids-and their friends-to make your home improvement goals their weekend of play and a memorable time with you! Whether you're an experienced do-it-yourselfer or a beginner who's always dreamed of tackling home remodeling projects, let Eric Stromer get you started, keep you going, and help you finish like a pro.
It's currently estimated that the hedge fund industry exceeds one trillion dollars in assets, and is still growing. Hedge funds are all over the news, as their managers become multi-millionaires and seemingly come up with new, increasingly ostentatious ways to spend their massive fortunes. And until now, the average investor has been kept out of this world, being led to believe that one needs a MBA from a top university and millions of dollars to invest. In Do It Yourself Hedge Funds Wayne Weddington, a senior portfolio manager of one of the world's top hedge funds, demonstrates how one can learn to play this high-stakes game. Weddington breaks down the complicated rules of hedge funds using easy-to-understand, real-life examples. Weddington explains the basics of hedge funds in layman's terms, defines the words investors need to know, and lays out the necessary steps for investing in hedge funds. And even more importantly, he shows the ways in which hedge funds can go wrong, and how to avoid "grift" -- those cases in which hedge fund managers use their clients' money to fund their own lifestyles. Using anecdotal examples and simple, straightforward language, Do It Yourself Hedge Funds will open a new pathway to make millions.
The doors to the UCLA Medical Center Emergency Room burst open and a young nurse stumbles in-- blinded, her once-beautiful face hideously blistered and burning from a savage attack by an unknown assailant. A dedicated physician, ER Chief David Spier is no stranger to the terrible ravages of senseless violence. But this tragedy hits too close to home; the victim is a colleague. A second violent assault suggests the unthinkable: A disturbed man is stalking the medical center, and specifically the women who work there. It's up to Dr. Spier to keep the emergency room running smoothly and efficiently, even as his terrified coworkers wonder who might be next. But destiny is about to place him at the very center of a media frenzy that erupts in the wake of the attacks when the brutal assailant himself is dragged into the E.R. in handcuffs and placed under Dr. Spier's care.., as a patient. Hindered by a mutinous staff that refuses to administer to the damaged man, up against angry L.A. cops who would rather see the criminal dead than imprisoned and alarmed media hungry for a lead story at any cost, Dr. Spier must now make the most difficult ethical decision of his career. But by doing so he underestimates the power and cunning of the man he is sworn to heal, and inadvertently unleashes a bloody wave of horror that threatens to engulf every -md eve:*..hing he cares about. A single act of humanity has made him a pariah in the eyes of the city--and the target of a twisted, tormented madman's hope and vengeance. Dr. Spier's most sacred oath as a healer has become his death sentence. To save a city under siege and himself, he must descend into the blackest depths of a twisted and vicious mind.., to unlock an unspeakable secret that has been hidden away for decades behind hospital doors.
A pediatric resident's nephew arrives in the emergency room with a mysterious paralysis. A brilliant brain surgeon performs a speculative procedure that cures the boy. But as the resident monitors her nephew's condition, she begins to wonder if the strange side effects are a result of incompetence or something more sinister.
You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. Investigative reporter Angel Buchanan dug up a whopping surprise: The late "Artist of the Heart" Stephen Whitney -- famous for his family values -- was the father who'd abandoned her when she was four. And there's nothing like the reading of a will to bring people out of the woodwork, especially relatives you never knew you had... ...Such as the grieving widow and her sexpot twin sister...and a hunky man Angel is thrilled to learn is not any kind of cousin at all. He's C.J. Jones, the legendary lawyer determined to keep her quiet about her late, not-so-great deadbeat dad's secret life. Angel knows he'll try to woo her into submission, but how can she resist? The setting: Tranquility House, a remote retreat containing plenty of private rooms and romantic hideaways. But how far will C.J. go to get what he wants? And, for that matter, how far will Angel?
The sign read 'Do Not Disturb', and at first Edith Talbot ignored the pitiful whimpering that came through the door. The hotel clerk assured her that the room was occupied by a sick boy under the care of a physician. Later in the night, when the cries resumed, she felt something must be done, and she made the fatal mistake of knocking on the door . . .From then on things begin to happen, strange things that at first seem like coincidence but crescendo into a series of hair-raising events.'Continuous action, and extra good writing' Saturday Review of Literature
In this erudite and playful primer on the art of conversation, Stephen Kuusisto vigorously tackles the slippery subject of how to converse meaningfully with others. Kuusisto employs a wide range of personal anecdotes, classical texts, and an engaging style to illustrate his points. In seven short, provocative and imaginatively wrought chapters, he spins a compelling argument for the joys of "being connected," and skillfully shows how to achieve this bond in everyday exchanges.
From sending a phone card to a soldier in Iraq to simply bringing an extra snack for the colleague in the next cubicle, Tenzer offers readers more than 100 ideas for small deeds that can yield big results.
You can move quickly from "stuck" to "smooth sailing" in all aspects of your life using Bill O'Hanlon's ten easy Solution Keys, Humorous, direct, and effective, they help you change how you view and "do" your problems-from difficult relationships to enhancing sexuality and resolving conflicts of all kinds. The next time you have a problem, try one of these solution Keys: Break Problem Patter: Change any one of what you usually do in the problem situation-i.e. do one thing different! Example: If you usually get angry and defensive, sit quietly and listen. Find and Use Solution Pattern: Import solutions from other situations where you felt competent. Examples: what do you know on the golf course that you forget when you get behind the wheel of your car? What do you say to resolve a problem with an angry customer that you don't say to your angry partner? Shift Your Attention: Focus what you would like to have happen rather than on what is happening. Grounded in therapeutic practice, this bold and funny book will put you back in control of your emotions and your life.
A songbird is silenced ... by murder.With her soulful voice and delicate beauty, Starr Hendrix seemed destined to live up to her name and hit it big as a jazz singer. But her career ended before it began, and Mali's father offered Starr a second chance by giving her top billing as singer for his popular jazz band's latest show. Mali isn't surprised when Starr doesn't show -- but everyone is shocked when the troubled woman is found savagely murdered....The prime suspect is a low-life pimp with a grudge against Starr. But then the pimp stops a bullet -- and everyone suspects Starr's devastated father of exacting his own revenge. Mali vows to use her experience as a former cop to find the real killer. Her search will take her in and out of the "three B's" of Harlem: the beauty shops, barbershops, and the bars. But it will also lead Mali directly into the path of a killer -- one who, if not stopped, will almost surely strike again....From the Paperback edition.
Vail's most lauded book to date, "Do-Over" is the story of 13-year-old Whitman, who has to deal with the anger he feels towards his father when his parents separate, his own interest in several girls, and the heady feeling of acting in his first play.
"Run Paisley run. Don't look at Trey as boyfriend-material. He's ridiculously smoking hot, but when he dates--he's cheetah fast. Quick to catch you. Then gone." My BFF is right. Trey's not for me. I know what I want out of senior year: an artistic guy, a perfect prom, and a plan to reunite my parents. I can make those happen if I have a magical crystal like the one I saw at the museum. I need that Do Over stone. How to use the power...hmm...Trey's an über-jock with commitment issues. Can I turn him into the perfect boyfriend? Maybe with a thousand do overs.
Do-over! In Which a Forty-eight-year-old Father of Three Returns to Kindergarten, Summer Camp, the Prom, and Other Embarrassmentsby Robin Hemley
Robin Hemley's childhood made a wedgie of his memory, leaving him sore and embarrassed for over forty years. He was the most pitiful kindergartner, the least spirited summer camper, and dateless for prom. In fact, there's nary an event from his youth that couldn't use improvement. If only he could do them all over a few decades later, with an adult's wisdom, perspective, and giant-like height... In the spirit of cult film classics like Billy Madison and Wet Hot American Summer, in DO-OVER! Hemley re-encounters papier mache, revisits his childhood home, and finally attends the prom--bringing readers the thrill of recapturing a misspent youth and discovering what's most important: simple pleasures, second chances, and the forgotten joys of recess.
Ponder, if you will What happens to your Social Security number when you die? Why are peanuts listed as an ingredient in plain M&Ms? Why is Barbie's hair made out of nylon, but Ken's hair is plastic? What makes up the ever-mysterious "new-car smell"? Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in Do Penguins Have Knees? -- the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's most perplexing questions. Part of the Imponderables® series, Do Penguins Have Knees? arms readers with the knowledge about everyday life that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs just don't have. And think about it, where else are you going to get to the bottom of how beer was kept cold in the Old West?
In late summer, 1972, California's redwood forests seem a "safe and wondrous place." But some of Evergreen's population is growing pot up in the trees and others are bent on stealing it. Then there's the coming folk festival, a jamboree bringing in musicians, fans, and war protestors. It results in a ferment of flower power (the local hippies), raw power (the local biker gangs, notably the Cossacks), and law enforcement power (local and federal). Skirting the edges are shades of the Manson Family and the Mexican Mafia. Enter Clifford Hickey, scheduled to perform a guitar gig before trucking off to law school. Within moments of his arrival at his brother Alvaro's peaceful woodland campsite, six armed men with badges crash the camp, and Alvaro runs. Clifford, surprised, is arrested and so brutally cuffed he fears for his hands. He then learns that one of the sheriff's nephews has just been murdered, and Alvaro is the posse's quarry. Clifford, on the brink of adult life, is pitched into a murder investigation that develops into a duel between the Hickeys--for his father and mother soon drive up--and the law, the locals, and everyone's past.
Eighth grade, like algebra, has become pretty complicated for Tess. For one thing, there are the patterns she's noticing everywhere--like how charming-on-the-outside Richard keeps playing scary pranks on her, and how annoying copycat Lynn always has to follow what everyone else is doing. Then there's the pattern of graffiti that keeps appearing on the wall by her school--could those numbers be a code meant for Tess? Is it up to her to find out what they mean? And most importantly, if Damien keeps up with his pattern of waiting for her after school, does it mean he likes her? Or is that just a coincidental system? Tess looks for formulas to help her figure it all out, but she's afraid there may be none. Sometimes you have to make up your own solutions. Sometimes, you just have to risk it.
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