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This chapter explains breakeven analysis--how much (or how much more) you need to sell to pay for a fixed investment--another financial tool that many managers find useful in making decisions. The chapter elucidates this and several other concepts that that every manager should understand (fixed costs, variable costs, contribution margin, and operating leverage) to determine at what point you will break even on your cash flow and when you will exceed it.
What's it take for a girl to make it in the big city? A sense of humor, a sense of self, and a desire to succeed in fashion. A stylish novel for teen PROJECT RUNWAY fans. Kat's come to New York City with a dream: to be a big fashion designer and to see her name on a label in Bloomingdale's. Back in upstate New York, she imagined a city paved in Prada . . . but the reality isn't quite so fashionable. Still, there are friends to be made, boys to be flirted with, and amazements to be found . . . sometimes when she least expects it. Even when her lame boyfriend from back home comes to the city to try to reclaim her, Kat knows she's found her place . . . now all she has to do is have NYC find her back!
Alone in New York, sixteen-year-old Cat is determined to realize the dream she shared with her recently-deceased grandmother -- to be a fashion designer whose line is sold in Bloomingdale's -- but first she must survive the big city and avoid being stopped by her mother.
When Darcy McCall loses her beloved Aunt Molly, she doesn't expect any sort of inheritance - let alone a small island! Located off the west coast of Ireland, Tara hasn't been lived on for years, but according to Molly's will, Darcy must stay there for twelve months in order to fully inherit. It's a big shock. And she's even more shocked to hear that she needs to persuade a village full of people to settle there, too.Darcy has to leave behind her independent city life and swap stylish heels for muddy wellies. Between sorting everything from the plumbing to the pub, Darcy meets confident, charming Conor and sensible, stubborn Dermot - but who will make her feel really at home?
Since 1941, O'Rourke's Diner has been a beloved eatery and a second home to generations of Middletown families, Wesleyan students, and diners from all over the Connecticut River Valley. Capturing the magic of the diner itself--classic, hip, eclectic, and full of positive energy. <P><P>Breakfast at O'Rourke's is a trove of hearty gourmet recipes from one of Connecticut's most beloved diners. The book features menus for twenty-three complete O'Rourke's breakfasts and over eighty recipes, including Irish Soda Bread, Eggs Galway, Bread Pudding French Toast with Caramel Sauce, Firecracker Omelet, Breakfast Cheesecake, Pumpkin Brie Quiche, and Red Flannel Hash. Each main dish is paired with a side, baked good, and sauce--so that cooks at home can recreate their favorite O'Rourke's brunch. The book is lavishly illustrated with over fifty photographs from food photographer Tom Hopkins, and includes many vegetarian options. This is a must-have cookbook for diner aficionados and food lovers everywhere.
Sadie is fourteen years old and unhappy at school. Her dad died four years ago, and she lives alone with her mum in their seaside bed and breakfast. Her mum thinks Sadie doesn't try hard enough at anything she does, and her teachers think she's bone idle. As for Sadie herself - she can't believe that she's any good at anything, even though she tries SO hard. Suddenly her mum becomes seriously ill and has to go into hospital. Sadie's Aunt Leona is supposed to take care of the business until she's well, but it doesn't quite work out that way. . . and before she knows it, Sadie is left on her own in charge. How will she cope without her school finding out? Or her mum realising that something is wrong? Marcus, the techno-geek from next door, tries to help, as does her clever best friend Milly, but ultimately it is Sadie who is put to the test as she copes with more than she ever thought possible. Hilarious, moving and poignant, this is a wonderful story about a girl who overcomes all odds and achieves success in more ways than one.
Playing "Winter Wonderland" for last-minute Christmas shoppers has got to be the all-time low point of Stephanie Glassman's career. The aspiring jazz soloist and single mother has no singing prospects, no man in her life since her hot fling with a movie stuntman, and a social life that consists of having her two best friends over for high-calorie Sunday brunches. Even her grandmother's having more sex than she is. That is, until toddler Jake's irresistible father hurtles back into her life.Albert promises fidelity, plus married life filled with the best sex Stephanie's ever had. But there's a tantalizing new wrinkle: Frank Waterman, rising star and Stephanie's old crush, is suddenly semi-available and interested. And her stalled career seems to be heating up. But when her big break erupts in a scandal that puts her on the front page instead, Stephanie's in a whole new league. Now, with fame at her door and two hot guys fighting over her, Stephanie's got some big decisions to make...and they may surprise everyone--including her.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"This was true mystical vision. This I could never have anticipated. But I knew that we were both on the same galactic journey into the great void that contains us all. I was standing before a boundlessness that could swallow the stars in a heartbeat."--from Breakfast at the Victory
In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory," which the Saturday Review called "one of the most moving stories in our language." It is a tale of two innocents--a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend--whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.
Contains:Breakfast at Tiffany'sHouse of FlowersA Diamond GuitarA Christmas Memory
Contains: Breakfast at Tiffany's, House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar, A Christmas Memory
The 101 series expands with an all-new, everything-you-need-to-know guide to great recipes for breakfast and brunch. This cookbook features 101 delicious, diverse, and accessible recipes, all of which have been thoroughly kitchen tested. Breakfast & Brunch 101 also features a simple, contemporary-looking design that's as practical as it is elegant, with measures calculated using both traditional and metric quantities. Scattered throughout are beautiful full-color photographs that enhance the book's utility and visual appeal. These practical, hands-on kitchen resources also look great on the kitchen bookshelf--and because their durable flexi-binding is sewn, they are extremely easy to keep open and lay flat on your kitchen counter while you're cooking from their pages. Every home cook can appreciate how a lie-flat binding makes a cookbook much easier to use!Breakfast & Brunch 101 starts off with a detailed introduction that covers breakfast and brunch basics and provides plenty of helpful how-tos, insider tips, and keys to best results. The book's aim is to provide everything a reader needs to know in order to make these recipes successfully. The 101 recipes feature a breadth of different dishes drawn from a wide range of culinary traditions, all of them featuring clear, straightforward directions, and all of them delicious. The 101 series is perfect both for beginners and more experienced cooks looking to broaden their kitchen horizons.
Inside Breakfast for Dinner you'll find more than 100 classic breakfast recipes made with a twist. Enjoy hearty "brinner" dishes like Bacon Fried Rice, Breakfast Ravioli, Pizza over Easy, and Cornmeal Pancakes with Beer-Braised Short Ribs, plus such sweet treats as Sunrise Margaritas and Maple Bacon Cupcakes--to name just a few. This cookbook is a breakfast lover's dream come true.From the Hardcover edition.
Here is the opportunity to re-create the romance and warmth of a bed-and-breakfast in your own home. Carol Frieberg has gathered over 100 delicious recipes from some of the finest bed-and-breakfast inns in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and British Columbia.
Hurt one too many times in the past, Sloan Fairchild isn't interested in love. Instead, she pours all her energy into running her elegant bed-and-breakfast inn. But when her best friend asks her to house her fiance for a month, Sloan opens the doors of Fairchild House to Carter Madison...and meets a man who turns her world--and her concept of herself--upside down. Sloan tries to ignore the feelings this handsome man stirs in her...tries to stop herself from dreaming dreams that can never be. Yet when Carter reveals his own desire, Sloan will find herself facing a heart-wrenching decision: to love for the moment, to walk away forever, or to fight to have it all.
The continuing devastation of the world's tropical rain forest affects us all-spurring climate change, decimating biodiversity, and wrecking our environment's resiliency. Millions of worried people around the world want to do whatever it takes to save the forest that is left.But halting rain forest destruction means understanding what is driving it.In Breakfast of Biodiversity, John Vandermeer and Ivette Perfecto insightfully describe the ways in which such disparate factors as the international banking system, modern agricultural techniques, rain forest ecology, and the struggles of the poor interact to bring down the forest. They weave an alternative vision in which democracy, sustainable agriculture, and land security for the poor are at the center of the movement to save the tropical environment.
Start your day with Jesus and his disciples. Learn the spiritual lessons he entrusted to his closest friends. In his open and engaging style, Greg Laurie encourages us to see Jesus through the eyes of his disciples-as a living, breathing, ever-present friend, mentor, and teacher. Eighty-four devotional chapters give us insight into the person of Jesus, the teaching of Jesus, and the promises of Jesus.
An enlightened modern couple faces sudden parenthoodand the embarrassing truth about their own definitions of normalin this hilarious novel chronicling a joyride into the unknown.. Sam and Ed are living the good life: happy, healthy, devoted to each other and their careers, they have no yearning for the joyful mysteries of parenthood. But when eleven-year-old Scots mother suddenly dies, the couple is determined to make good on a wine-soaked promise made years before. With the best intentions, Sam and Ed hang a tire swing in the backyard and call the neighborhood school to arrange enrollment. Scot arrives just in time to start fifth grade--with a pair of lacy white socks in his duffel bag.It doesnt take Sam and Ed long to realize that Scot wont be trying out for the football team. He adores feather boas, wishes the house had better drapes, and keeps Pink Gardenia lotion in his camera bag. Spells of vertigo cause him to drop to the floor in panic, and the kids at school want to beat him up. Breakfast with Scot is a fast-paced, comic novel with resonance for everyone trying to raise children in our relentlessly sophisticated culture. In wry dialogue, frothy characters, and an offbeat plot, Michael Downings mastery reaches new heights of brilliance.
A lively, intellectual romp through your average day introducing the reader to the history of ideas and applying philosophy to everyday life.
From the author hailed as "an important talent, a storytelling writer of poetic narrative power" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) comes a dazzling novel of psychological suspense. "This is the darkest story I've ever heard." With these haunting words, Thomas H. Cook begins a tale of love and its aftermath, of a town sent reeling from a moment of passionate betrayal. At its center was Kelli Troy and the town of Choctaw, Alabama. And on one hazy summer afternoon decades ago, a searing burst of violence engulfed Breakheart Hill. For one man who knows the truth about those shattering events, it is a memory that would become his awful secret.From the Paperback edition.
Perfect for fans of Katy Evans and Monica Murphy, Sarah Robinson's blistering-hot series debut introduces the Kavanagh brothers--mixed martial arts fighters who work hard, play hard, and love with all their hearts. As one of the big names at his family's gym, Legends, MMA star Rory Kavanagh is used to being in the spotlight--until a gruesome leg injury knocks him out of the cage. Rory is left feeling sidelined in more ways than one, battling the inner demons that come with losing the one shot at his dreams. Then Clare walks into his life and gives him a new dream: winning her heart. There aren't many new faces in Woodlawn these days, but this tough, beautiful stranger makes Rory want to get his life back into fighting shape. Clare Ivers doesn't think she'll be able to tell anyone what really brought her to the close-knit Bronx neighborhood where she just started bartending. But her life's on pause and her past is catching up fast, try as she might to move on--with new friends, steady work, and a chiseled alpha male trying to get her attention. Even though Rory's more than a little intense, she can't deny that her heart beats faster when he looks at her with those soulful silver eyes. Clare thought she was done with love, but Rory might just be man enough to show her she thought wrong.Praise for Breaking a Legend"Equal parts sexy, intense, and emotional, Breaking a Legend will suck you in from the very first page and refuse to let go until long after you've finished. It's one of my favorite MMA books to date."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken "Rory Kavanagh will have your Irish blood warming, even if you aren't Irish. Sarah Robinson does an amazing job with this sexy, sweet, edge-of-your-seat romance."--New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott"Breaking a Legend is a steamy, white-hot romance that will leave you wanting more!"--New York Times bestselling author Lauren Hawkeye"Equal parts raw and romantic, Breaking a Legend has it all: a hot, damaged hero, a wonderfully real heroine, and the perfect blend of romance and steam."--Lauren Layne, USA Today bestselling author of Irresistibly Yours "A rugged fighter who's hurt and struggling to find a new life? A tough heroine who tells it like it is but harbors a secret of her own? And a loving Irish clan? I'm totally there! Breaking a Legend has it all! Sarah Robinson has a serious knockout on her hands!"--Katie Rose, award-winning author of The Heat of the Moment"Super sweet and action-packed, Breaking a Legend is a sexy MMA romance with a whole lot of heart!"--Jessica Lemmon, author of Fighting for Devlin "Breaking a Legend is a winning combination of Gaelic testosterone, broken people searching for their place in the sun, and a very convincing MMA romance with a heart!"--Fresh Fiction Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Buttoned-up financial consultant Grace Song lives life by her own strict rules. Spontaneity leads to chaos. Always play it safe. So when she shares a Manhattan cab with a handsome stranger and they accidentally swap cell phones, her first instinct is to track him down and put things right. Stay on track. Stick with the plan.But when beyond-gorgeous Zack Camden answers the door draped only in a towel, Grace is suddenly inspired to ditch her rules for a day...and a night. Indulging in one delicious encounter with a perfect stranger is just the break she needs. But one turns into two, then three mind-blowing nights-and soon Grace is in danger of breaking the biggest rule of them all-never fall in love....
Nathan Lawford, Blaine Technologies' chief financial officer, is known as the Iceman. He conducts his personal and business affairs without emotion, never allowing himself to become involved with anyone. When Nate sees something or someone he wants, he negotiates, paying a simple, set monetary price. Now he wants Camille, the company's green-haired intern. Camille Joplin Trent never expected to be paid to pleasure the man of her dreams. She can't quite figure out why this is a bad thing. Nate is intelligent, handsome, sophisticated--everything she's ever wanted in a lover and never thought she could have. Their contract is for a month, thirty lust-filled days of making every sexual fantasy they've ever had come true. At the end of this month, the rules state that their relationship will end. Of course, Camille has never been good at following rules.
A rule worth breaking? Plastic surgeon Olivia Coates-Clark knew her affair with handsome Dr. Zachary Wright couldn't last forever, so she ended it before she could get hurt. But when a chance encounter brings them back together, she finds herself considering breaking her one rule: not to give in to her reignited desire for Zac! Zac watched Olivia walk away once, but he won't let it happen again. Alone with her in paradise, he'll prove once and for all that some rules are worth breaking...
Set against the tragic events of the Oklahoma City bombings, Breaking and Entering follows Christian/Jewish couple Louise and Richard Shapiro as they move from California to rural Michigan with their daughter Molly in an attempt to save their marriage. They find their core beliefs about life and love tested as school counselor Louise's students blame Satan for their homosexuality while Richard's new buddies gather arms to defend themselves against enemies at home and abroad. Pollack's America is divided and splintered, yet she writes with hope and humor...Breaking and Entering challenges the stereotypes we hold about our fellow Americans, reminding us of the unexpected bonds that can form across the divide between so-called Red and Blue states.