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Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHD Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships. The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role of emotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority on ADHD Drawing on the latest research findings, the book describes strategies and treatments for getting "unstuck" to move on to a more rewarding and productive life.
Making smart choices is a fundamental life skill, relevant to anyone: managers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, students, parents, young, old. Your decisions will shape and influence the course of your professional career and the quality of your personal life-the ability to make good decisions is a key factor in determining whether you achieve your goals. To help you increase your chances of finding satisfying solutions, Smart Choices blends the art and science of decision making into a straightforward, proven approach for making tough choices. Smart Choices doesn't tell you what to decide; it tells you how. Authors Hammond, Keeney, and Raiffa, among the world's best-known experts on resolving complex decision problems, blend the art and the science of decision making into accessible steps that lead you to consider your choices both intuitively and analytically. Here, for the first time, is a flexible system that can be applied to business decisions, to personal decisions, to family decisions-to any decision you make.
Where should I live? Is it time to switch careers? What is the best course of action for me? Decisions shape our experiences, from choosing which job offer to accept, to buying the right car, to selecting a good accountant. How do we know which choice is the smart one? How can we be consistent and confident in our decisions? In this book from the three leading authorities on decision-making, readers learn how to approach all types of decisions with a simple set of skills developed by professors from Harvard, MIT, and the University of Southern California. Combining solid research with common sense and practical experience, this user-friendly guide shows readers how to assess deep-seated objectives, create a comprehensive set of alternatives, determine likely consequences, make tradeoffs, and grapple with uncertainty. Not only will readers learn how to make decisions, they will learn how to make the smartest decisions. For anyone caught at a confusing crossroad-whether you're choosing between mutual funds or deciding where to retire-the Smart Choices program will improve your decision-making abilities immediately, and make your life more rewarding and fulfilling.
What would you love. Love what you eat. No labels. No fuss. It's not about what you call yourself--it's about how you feel. Whether you're going vegan, vegetarian, fish-only, chicken-only, or all veggies except grandma's famous pigs-in-a-blanket, this book is your new best friend. Eating less meat can boost your energy, help you lose weight, and it's better for the environment. If you're looking to cut down on meat or cut it out completely, here you'll find awesome advice and the answers you need to make it work for you. Get the Scoop On: Daily meal ideas and easy recipes even your non-veggie friends will want to try How to convince your family this isn't just a fad or a phase Finding good food when you're away from home: veggie-friendly restaurants, colleges, and travel spots Getting enough iron, protein, and other vital nutrients to be healthy (because being vegetarian does NOT mean a diet of ice cream and pasta) Sneaky meaty things that can end up in food that seems perfectly safe for vegetarians
The secret is out: Women watch porn. A recent study by Glamour magazine found that 87 percent of women ages 25 to 39 enjoy porn as part of their self-defined healthy sexual lifestyles - even more than use sex toys.In The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn, acclaimed sex educator Violet Blue offers hip, friendly, and knowledgeable advice on bringing porn into your sex life: how to find porn you'll like, from favorite turn-ons and women-friendly DVDs to Podcasts and porn groups on the web; how to reconcile fantasy with real-life desires; and how smart girls can maintain their own beauty standards when the people on screen seem impossibly buff, smooth, and surgically enhanced. Looking for authentic sex scenes? Thinking of sharing porn with a lover? Wonder which browser is safest for internet porn surfing? For answers and insight, zoom in on The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn.
It's not a myth, it's a miracle - the G-spot, that powerhouse of female orgasm. With wit and panache, sex educator and best-selling writer Violet Blue helps readers master the sexual alphabet through "G." Beginning with an anatomical guide and incorporating suggestions for couple-play, positions, toys, and safer sex, The Smart Girl's Guide to the G-Spot will lead to thrilling new sensations and earth-shaking, bed-breaking, gale force climaxes. As with all her sex guides, Violet includes sections on further reading and recommended videos and DVDs, and practical information on toys and toy shopping. Any girl can unleash her own awesome orgasmic superpower with The Smart Girl's Guide to the G-Spot.- For all women- heterosexual, lesbian, bisexual- who want to explore G-spot play- How to introduce G-spot play into your sexual repertoire- How to teach your partner how to best stimulate your G-spot- Clear, illustrated guide to women's anatomy- Advanced positions and techniques- including ejaculation- Building trust and talking about your desires- Toys, fantasy, and power play- Complete guide to helpful resources- videos, Podcasts, books, blogs and Web sites- PLUS... hot, orgasmic stories by bestselling erotica author Alison Tyler"The G-spot is not a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. It's a real, tangible place in your body, like your breasts and your clitoris, and you can even see it. But for some reason, lots of people seem to think the G-spot is a myth. Or a rumor. Not so. It's real, and it makes you come hard, period." -Violet Blue, from the introduction
Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential is an engaging must-read for any parent, educator, or counselor of smart kids who face learning difficulties. The authors provide useful, practical advice for helping smart kids with learning challenges succeed in school. Topics covered in the book include: identifying and recognizing gifted/learning disabled students, what the law says about this population, planning and developing accommodations that empower these students, what works and doesn't work in the classroom, tools and checklists to build supportive learning environments, and the roles and responsibilities of parents, students, and school personnel. Book jacket.
A proven approach for helping leaders and teams work together to achieve better decisions, greater commitment, and stronger resultsMore than ever, effective leadership requires us to work as a team, but many leaders struggle to get the results they need. When stakes are high, you can't get great results by just changing what you do. You also need to change how you think. Organizational psychologist and leadership consultant Roger Schwarz applies his 30+ years of experience working with leadership teams to reveal how leaders can drastically improve results by changing their individual and team mindset.Provides practical guidance to help teams increase decision quality, decrease implementation time, foster innovation, get commitment, reduce costs and increase trustOutlines 5 core values leadership teams can adopt to exponentially improve resultsAuthor of The Skilled Facilitator and The Skilled Facilitator FieldbookGet the results you and your team need. Start by applying the practical wisdom of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams.
Lifestyle guru and author of Bitches on a Budget Rosalyn Hoffman knows it's more important to spend time with kids than spend money on them. In Smart Mama, Smart Money, she offers intelligent, witty advice to help modern moms budget. From healthy foods and must-have toys to age- appropriate clothing, electronic gadgets, school and party supplies, and fun-filled family vacations, moms learn how to make savvy financial decisions to provide children with a nurturing upbringing- without sacrificing the fun! .
Most people would love to have 20/20 hindsight on their careers. In Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads, college career experts Sheila Curran and Suzanne Greenwald have assembled the next best thing: the collective wisdom of a diverse and inspiring cast of success stories--twenty-three liberal arts graduates who have gone on to all manner of fascinating and satisfying professions. The authors have combined lessons from the stories with their own hands-on experience with thousands of students and graduates to outline a framework for finding a perfect career. What makes Smart Moves different is that it provides essential career advice while being fun to read. Readers will be struck by the frankness of the biographies of real graduates whose careers have taken twists and turns. Todd turned his passion into a living as the founder and CEO of several small businesses and a professional cellist; Thad's path took him from English major to a dream job in the front office of a major league baseball team; and a subway ride helped Sharon speed her intended career leap from a luxury department store to journalism. What binds them together is that they have all made smart moves on the way to career success--both during their liberal arts education and in the real world.Smart Moves not only champions the value of a liberal arts education, it also embraces the complexity of careers, and the notion that many different factors contribute to success: education, experience, attitude, personal characteristics, and a good dose of luck. Smart Moves is an inspiration to all those who are seeking proven strategies to follow their passion--no matter what their age.The quarter million liberal arts students who receive diplomas each year will truly benefit from the insights of Smart Moves. But this book is equally helpful for high school students (and their guidance counselors) looking at colleges, for graduates still looking for their life's work, and for parents who want to understand career realities for their children. An innovative career guide for our stressful, fast-paced world, Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads illuminates valuable career lessons with sharp advice and an unparalleled framework for success.From the Trade Paperback edition.
WINNER! Mom's Choice Gold Award for parenting books -- Mom's Choice Awards: The best in family-friendly media "My kid is smart, but. . . " It takes more than school smarts to create a fulfilling life. In fact, many bright children face special challenges: Some are driven by perfectionism; Some are afraid of effort, because they're used to instant success; Some routinely butt heads with authority figures; Some struggle to get along with their peers; Some are outwardly successful but just don't feel good about themselves. This practical and compassionate book explains the reasons behind these struggles and offers parents do-able strategies to help children cope with feelings, embrace learning, and build satisfying relationships. Drawing from research as well as the authors' clinical experience, it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident, and caring people.
At some point in our lives we will almost all have been told - perhaps at home or at school, by a well-meaning boss, or even by ourselves - that we're just not smart enough to be the best, achieve a certain grade, or do our dream job. And for over a hundred years science has agreed: intelligence is fixed. IQ and other standard tests have shown that whether or not you're born smart, there's nothing you can do about it. But recently we discovered the science was wrong. In Smarter Dan Hurley reveals how a new field of intelligence research shows that cleverness can be simply and significantly improved. You'll learn how IQ works (and doesn't), why being physically fit, taking up an instrument or listening to music when young, playing video games and doing daily working memory tests all contribute to making us smarter. At the same time Dan tries out everything from blueberries to meditation in order to boost his own ageing mental faculties - with varying success. Exhilarating and inspiring - with proven results - Smarter provides real scientific solutions to anyone wanting to better their own thinking, give their children the best start in life or to stave off the rapid declines of advancing years. Reading this book really will make you smarter.
From the brazen, bold, and beloved comic and podcast star Greg Proops comes an electrifying, thought-provoking, and unrelenting collection of rapid-fire references, historical name-checking, Satchel Paige bon mots, and genuine wisdom.Greg Proops is an internationally renowned comedian, best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his popular award-winning podcast, "The Smartest Man in the World," which Rolling Stone called "some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now." But Proops is also a fountain of historical knowledge, a wealth of pop culture trivia, and a generally charming know-it-all. The Smartest Book in the World is based on Proops's sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast that has been downloaded more than nine million times, in which his "bold, never-boring voice takes center stage" (The New York Times). The book is a rollicking reference guide to the most essential areas of knowledge in Proops's universe, from the noteworthy names of the ancient world and baseball, to the movies you must see and the albums you must hear. Complete with history's juiciest tales and curious back-stories, Proops expounds on the merits of poetry and proper punctuation, delivering this wealth of information with his signature style and Proopsian panache. An off-beat and exuberant guide to everything, The Smartest Book in the World gives you everything you need to know to always be the smartest person in the room. Well, unless the Proopmaster is there, too.
There were dozens of books about Watergate, but only All the President's Men gave readers the full story, with all the drama and nuance and exclusive reporting. And thirty years later, if you're going to read only one book on Watergate, that's still the one. Today, Enron is the biggest business story of our time, and Fortune senior writers Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind are the new Woodward and Bernstein. Remarkably, it was just two years ago that Enron was thought to epitomize a great New Economy company, with its skyrocketing profits and share price. But that was before Fortune published an article by McLean that asked a seemingly innocent question: How exactly does Enron make money? From that point on, Enron's house of cards began to crumble. Now, McLean and Elkind have investigated much deeper, to offer the definitive book about the Enron scandal and the fascinating people behind it. Meticulously researched and character driven, Smartest Guys in the Room takes the reader deep into Enron's past--and behind the closed doors of private meetings. Drawing on a wide range of unique sources, the book follows Enron's rise from obscurity to the top of the business world to its disastrous demise. It reveals as never before major characters such as Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Andy Fastow, as well as lesser known players like Cliff Baxter and Rebecca Mark. Smartest Guys in the Room is a story of greed, arrogance, and deceit--a microcosm of all that is wrong with American business today. Above all, it's a fascinating human drama that will prove to be the authoritative account of the Enron scandal. .
Stop working for your money-and put your money to work for you! Tens of thousands of readers trust Dan Solin's advice when it comes to investing, managing their portfolios and their 401(k)s, and planning for retirement. Now Solin offers the smartest guide to money management and financial planning yet. From managing your debt, maximizing savings, and making smart decisions about home ownership (or not) to insurance, investing, and retirement, The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read will be your guide to financial independence for a lifetime-and beyond. Written in the same no-nonsense style as his previous bestsellers, The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read breaks financial planning and money management into bite-size pieces-with immediately actionable advice. Covering the key tasks in every area of personal finance, Solin shows you how to: Analyze your money problems and get motivated to solve them Get out of debt fast, and draw up a budget you can live on-and live with Blow off useless commission-based advisors and learn to take control of your own financial future Buy the health/life/disability/auto insurance you need-and only what you need Invest so that-finally-your money works for you, not someone else Step by simple step, this is advice that you can actually understand and follow. You can avoid debt-addiction and other financial hazards, as well as learn to harness the power of the web to put your money to work. The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read is recommended by Mint. com, the world's largest free online financial planning site, for use by its members. However, all of the advice in this book is readily accessible to all readers. .
Smartphones offer convenience and fun, but it is important to use them safely. This title points out phone features that owners can use to make their smartphones more secure. It discusses how to safely find, download, and use apps. The connection between smartphones and cyberbullying is addressed. Information about what to do if you lose your phone or need to get rid of an old phone is included, too.
The summer Koren turns 14, she is initiated into the world of drinking with a stiff sip of Southern Comfort. Eye-opening, wise, and gripping.
Welcome to HTML5 - the future of the WebHTML5 is packed with great new features, including new content-specific elements, audio and video playback, canvas for drawing, and many others. But where to begin? With Smashing HTML5, you have everything you need to get up and running quickly.Bill Sanders is a professional Web developer, information and interface designer, and instructor. His expertise and knowledge shared throughout Smashing HTML5 will help fast-track you toward building next-generation Web sites.Smashing HTML5 provides comprehensive coverage - from how to get started with HTML5 to optimizing media on the Web. You will learn how to use text, graphics, audio, video, and navigation in HTML5 Web pages running in compatible browsers.You will also learn how to:Work with HTML5 tagsDesign page structureMake site navigation easy for your audienceIntegrate media including video into HTML5 pagesHarness the power of the HTML5 canvasUse HTML 5 formsCreate interactivity, store information, and much moreSmashing HTML5 is an essential read for Web designers and developers looking to transition to HTML5. With this book, you'll be able to create Web pages that not only look great, but also take advantage of the new features HTML5 has to offer.
Inspiring hope, solace, and courage in living through our losses, author Martín Prechtel, trained in the Tzutujil Maya shamanic tradition, shares profound insights on the relationship between grief and praise in our culture--how the inability that many of us have to grieve and weep properly for the dead is deeply linked with the inability to give praise for living. In modern society, grief is something that we usually experience in private, alone, and without the support of a community. Yet, as Prechtel says, "Grief expressed out loud for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them. Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses."Prechtel explains that the unexpressed grief prevalent in our society today is the reason for many of the social, cultural, and individual maladies that we are currently experiencing. According to Prechtel, "When you have two centuries of people who have not properly grieved the things that they have lost, the grief shows up as ghosts that inhabit their grandchildren." These "ghosts," he says, can also manifest as disease in the form of tumors, which the Maya refer to as "solidified tears," or in the form of behavioral issues and depression. He goes on to show how this collective, unexpressed energy is the long-held grief of our ancestors manifesting itself, and the work that can be done to liberate this energy so we can heal from the trauma of loss, war, and suffering.At base, this "little book," as the author calls it, can be seen as a companion of encouragement, a little extra light for those deep and noble parts in all of us.From the Trade Paperback edition.bolizing Loss into Life through Grief and Praise11. When Grief Is Old and Unmetabolized12. Addiction to Loss13. Loss, Lack of Fresh Grief, and Violence: Personal, Familial, Cultural, National and International 14. Ghosts, Grief and Addiction15. Metabolizing War Grief16. Five Generations: Someone's Got to Learn to Metabolize the Ghosts of Frozen Loss17. What It Might Look like: Examples of Grief Intactness18. Old Cultures and New Ones Who Can Make the World Jump Back to Life with Real Praise and Grief Capacity19. The Simplest Things Make the Biggest Differences: The Heroic Effort of Those Who Would Try20. Blessing
Meet Homer Pudding, an ordinary farm boy who's got big dreams-to follow in the footsteps of his famous treasure-hunting uncle. But when Uncle Drake mysteriously disappears, Homer inherits two things: a lazy, droopy dog with no sense of smell, and a mystery.Why would his uncle call this clumsy dog his "most treasured possession?" And why did he put a gold coin on the dog's collar?And who will continue Uncle Drake's quest-to find the most coveted pirate treasure in the world?Join Homer, his sister Gwendolyn, and Dog on an adventure that will test their wits and courage as they leave their peaceful farm and head into a world where ruthless treasure hunters hide around every corner. Where they discover that Dog has a hidden talent and that treasure might be closer than they ever imagined...
Whether she likes it or not, ten-year-old Piper Lee DeLuna is about to get a new family. Four years after the plane Piper's daddy was piloting disappeared, her mama is remarrying. The way Piper sees it, Mama's being plain disloyal. Besides, who'd want to get stuck with a prison guard for a stepdad and that weenie, Ginger, for a stepsister? But when Piper Lee hatches a foolproof plan to get the wedding called off, it quickly spirals out of control. And by the time Piper realizes what she's done--and just how much she really cares about her new family--it might be too late. Told in Piper Lee's irresistible Southern voice, A Smidgen of Sky is about new families and new beginnings.
From the back of the book: In the glitzy world of magazine publishing Nancy Drew searches for a ruthless killer A series of death threats send Nancy undercover at Flash, the country's top teen magazine. The target is Yvonne Verdi, co-owner of Flash and wonder-girl of the magazine world. Hard-nosed and driven, Yvonne has a talent for making enemies, any of whom could be out to get her. But no one has more reason to want her dead than Mick Swanson, Yvonne's moody, violent partner. Fond of gruesome practical jokes and hungry for control of Flash, Mick quickly becomes Nancy's top suspect. Mick looks dangerous, so Nancy calls in her boyfriend, Ned Nickerson, to play bodyguard. But that backfires when Ned appears to fall head over heels for Mick's sister. Then the would-be killer strikes again. Nancy's on her own, and she's got some fancy footwork to do, before the killer strikes again... at her. =============== From inside the book: FROM THE NANCY DREW FILES THE CASE: Find out who's spreading terror through the offices of Flash, the hottest new teen magazine in the country. CONTACT: Yvonne Verdi, publisher of Flash. Her life is being threatened, but an investigation could ruin her career. SUSPECTS: Mick Swanson, the magazine's art director. He's creative and brilliant, but his temper is sheer murder. Sondra Swanson, Mick's sister. She's fiercely loyal to her brother. Is she lying to Nancy to cover up for him? David Bowers, the magazine's editor in chief and Yvonne's new boyfriend. Is he after her job-or her life? COMPLICATIONS: Ned is getting sick of Nancy's sleuthing, and Sondra Swanson may be just the cure he needs. But Nancy has more to worry about than losing her boyfriend-she's losing her job. If she's off the case, how can she stop a murderer?
Henry Miller called The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder his "most singular story." First published in 1959, this touching fable tells of Auguste, a famous clown who could make people laugh but who sought to impart to his audiences a lasting joy. Originally inspired by a series of circus and clown drawings by the cubist painter Femand Léger, Miller eventually used his own decorations to accompany the text in their stead. "Undoubtedly," he says in his explanatory epilogue, °'it is the strangest story I have yet written. . . . No, more even than all the stories which I based on fact and experience is this one the truth. My whole aim in writing has been to tell the truth, as I know it. Heretofore all my characters have been real, taken from life, my own life. Auguste is unique in that he came from the blue. But what is this blue which surrounds and envelopes us if not reality itself? . . . We have only to open our eyes and hearts, to become one with that which is."
Renowned dentist and creator of the GoSMILE product line Dr. Levine offers this complete guide to getting a whiter, brighter smile.
True story of Minik, an Eskimo boy who is seized from his tribe in 1897 Greenland by famed explorer Robert Peary, along with five other Eskimos, to be "presented" to the American Museum of Natural History.