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Lifestyle Math: Your Financial Planning Portfolio: A Supplemental Mathematics Unit for Career Choicesby Mindy Bingham Jo Willhite Shirley Myers Itoko Maeno
Working through the challenge of the activities in this book and learning the formulas that you'll use repeatedly in the future will equip you with the tools to save money, stretch your resources, reduce frustration and broaden your choices. For nearly twenty years, high school and college students have consistently cited the problems in this book as favorite activities of our curriculum. Students report years later how meaningful and valuable this experience was in preparing them for "real life."
A delightful e-short story from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katie MacAlister, featuring the vampire hero of her novella "Shades of Gray," from the upcoming Pocket Books paranormal romance anthology The Undead in My Bed. Ladies, be sure to catch our interview with the reclusive, oh-so-sexy Dark One Grayson Soucek, when he talks to our reporter about what it's like to be one of the Otherworld's most eligible (and titled!) bachelors. Gray dishes all on what he's looking for in a permanent blood donor, his turn-ons and turn-offs, and what he likes on a date (hint--dinner in a romantic dungeon is one way to this vampire's heart). It's all in our next edition of Lifestyles of the Rich and Undead!
In one lifetime, a caribou will shed 10 sets of antlers, a woodpecker will drill 30 roosting holes, a giraffe will wear 200 spots, a seahorse will birth 1,000 babies.Count each one and many more while learning about the wondrous things that can happen in just one lifetime. This extraordinary book collects animal information not available anywhere else--and shows all 30 roosting holes, all 200 spots, and, yes!, all 1,000 baby seahorses in eye-catching illustrations. A book about picturing numbers and considering the endlessly fascinating lives all around us, Lifetime is sure to delight young nature lovers.
Provides letters that can help you think of what to write.
This book is about Physical fitness. This book will assist with a variety of topics related to health and physical fitness.
From Homer to Hawthorne, Plato to Pascal, and Shakespeare to Solzhenitsyn, the great writers of Western civilization can be found in its pages. In addition, this new edition offers a much broader representation of women authors.
Excerpts from the works of Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize for Literature winner from South Africa.
Kelly Corrigan's first book, The Middle Place, was a New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, IndieBound, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller.- Kelly gives over 100 speeches a year, and her website for friends and family of breast cancer patients, CircusOfCancer.org, welcomes over 10,000 visitors a month.- On You Tube, Kelly has become a sensation: Her video Transcending has been viewed more than 4 million times.
If you need help building web applications with the Lift framework, this cookbook provides scores of concise, ready-to-use code solutions. You'll find recipes for everything from setting up a coding environment to creating REST web services and deploying your application to production. Built on top of the Scala JVM programming language, Lift takes a different--yet ultimately easier--approach to development than MVC frameworks such as Rails. Each recipe in this book includes a discussion of how and why each solution works, not only to help you complete the task at hand, but also to illustrate how Lift works. Set up an environment and run your first Lift application Generate HTML, using Lift's View First approach Submit forms and work with form elements Build REST web services with the framework's RestHelper trait Take advantage of Lift's support for Ajax and Comet Get examples for modifying Lift's request pipeline Convert Scala classes into tables, rows, and columns in a relational database Send email, call URLs, and schedule tasks from your application Package and deploy your application to various hosted services
Since their enslavement in West Africa and transport to plantations of the New World, black people have made music that has been deeply entwined with their religious, community, and individual identities. Music was one of the most important constant elements of African American culture in the centuries-long journey from slavery to freedom. It also continued to play this role in blacks' post-emancipation odyssey from second-class citizenship to full equality. Lift Every Voice traces the roots of black music in Africa and slavery and its evolution in the United States from the end of slavery to the present day. The music's creators, consumers, and distributors are all part of the story. Musical genres such as spirituals, ragtime, the blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and hip-hop-as well as black contributions to classical, country, and other American music forms-depict the continuities and innovations that mark both the music and the history of African Americans. A rich selection of documents help to define the place of music within African American communities and the nation as a whole.
This book will do for praising God what Prayers That Avail Much and What Happens When Women Pray did for raising the level of personal prayer among Christians. Oftentimes when praying, people get frustrated and stuck using the same phrases and words over and over in their effort to tell God how much they appreciate and honor Him. In LIFT UP YOUR HANDS, Minister Gloria P. Pruett delivers The ABCs of Praise to help readers focus and uncover their personal, plentiful reasons to give God praise. This simple but effective and powerful tool is accompanied by Pruetts own praise testimony, examples of how to personally use her method to develop a new way of praising, and exercises designed to get the most out of daily prayer time.
Depression, stress and low-energy levels seem like inevitable symptoms of our hectic modern lives, often made worse by our quick-fix diet of caffeine, alcohol and sugary snacks. But it doesn't have to be that way. Respected nutritionist Christine Bailey presents extensive advice and tasty recipes to enable you to harness the natural power of food and boost your mood. Specialised chapters provide practical nutritional advice to help alleviate the symptoms of a range of conditions, from depression and difficulty sleeping to Seasonal Affective Disorder and PMS, and shows how common disorders can be overcome simply and effectively through improvements in diet.By following the advice and specially commissioned recipes of Lift Your Mood, you can embrace a healthy new lifestyle, helping you stay alert, motivated and happy for many years to come.
Today's young adults are up to ten times more likely to experience depression than their grandparents were. Could it be that in our increasingly automated world, the reduced physical effort needed to accomplish anything may somehow interfere with our level of happiness and subsequent responses to stress? Neuroscientist Kelly Lambert finds compelling evidence that having to work hard for rewards significantly improves mood and prevents depression. Beginning with her innovative research on rats-she compared "trust-fund rats" (whose rewards came with no effort on their part) to hard-working "trained-to-succeed" rodents-Lambert offers hope of treatment for people without debilitating (and often ineffective) drugs. Drawing on a wealth of information from the fields of anthropology, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology, Lambert develops a unique theory suggesting that physical effort directed toward tangible outcomes activates particular regions of the brain and builds resilience against the emotional emptiness and negative thinking associated with depression. Whereas most therapies emphasize the importance of mental activity, Lambert reminds us of the importance of physical activity in establishing control in a fast-paced culture that is focused more on the prospect of immediate gratification than savoring the fruits of our labor.
In Harrison's dangerously illuminating new novel, three quantum outlaws face a universe of their own creation, where the rules are made up--and broken--along the way, and where there's only one thing more mysterious than darkness.
Marshall Seaver is being haunted. In the first installment of this chillingly compelling trilogy, sixteen-year-old Marshall discovers that something beyond our world is after him. The eerie clues pile up quickly, and when people start dying, it's clear whatever this is--it's huge. Marshall has no idea what's happening to him, but he's soon convinced that it has something to do with his best friend Cooper, who's been missing for over a week. Together with Coop's sister, Marsh searches for the truth about what happened to his friend, ultimately uncovering something bigger than he could ever have imagined.
Elizabeth, a ten-year-old girl and an only child being raised in a loveless home is sent to her mother's friend in Ireland to get away from the London bombing in World War II. The family in Ireland is large, boisterous with great love for one another, shepherded by a caring mother who never questions the teachings of the Catholic Church. Aisling is a daughter in this family who is the same age as Elizabeth. They share a room, a kitten and become lifelong friends. The novel covers the twists and turns of their lives to age 30 including hopeless love affairs, marriages, and deaths. Maeve Binchy has a wonderful gift for dialog.
From the book jacket: In a bleak and gritty England, in a fantastical Age of Industry, the wealth that comes from magic is both revered and reviled. Here, an ambitious young man is haunted by his childhood love-a woman determined to be a part of the world he despises... The northern town of Bracebridge is dominated by the never-ending sound of its aether mines. Toiling men work the earth, extracting the magical and dangerous substance-the source of all power-from the ground. Even at eight, Robert Borrows knows that this is what his future holds... Meanwhile, in an isolated and dilapidated manor known as Redhouse, the precocious Annalise grows up under the care of her guardian. Brought to Redhouse on a mysterious trip by his distraught mother, Robert becomes fascinated with Annalise, for unlike him, she is rich in magic that she keeps carefully hidden, and not quite of this world. But after that same magic ciaims his mother, Robert flees to London. It is there that he feels most keenly the difference between those hired by the guilds to extract the aether and those who profit from their labors. It is also in London that he runs into Annalise again. Now a revolutionary, Robert wishes to destroy the upper class world that Annalise has come to call her own. But together they learn that their fates were entwined long before they were even bom-on an infamous day in Bracebridge when the engines stopped working. And what they discover about that day just might end this age of misery once and for all...
ABIGAIL'S FUTURE LOOKS BLEAK. Although a member of Britain's aristocracy Abigail has led a sheltered life in her father's manor house. Then, she discovers the arranged marriage her father has planned.
Were Thomas Jefferson alive to read this book, he would recognize every sentence, every elegant turn of phrase, every lofty, beautifully expressed idea. Indeed, every word in the book is his. In an astonishing feat of editing, Eric S. Petersen has culled the entirety of Thomas Jefferson's published works to fashion thirty-four original essays on themes ranging from patriotism and liberty to hope, humility, and gratitude. The result is a lucid, inspiring distillation of the wisdom of one of America's greatest political thinkers.From his personal motto--"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God"--to his resounding discourse on "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" in the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson defined the essential truth of the American spirit. In the essays that Petersen has crafted from letters, speeches, and public documents, Jefferson's unique moral philosophy and vision shine through. Among the hundreds of magnificent sentences gathered in this volume, here are Jefferson's pronouncements onGratitude: "I have but one system of ethics for men and for nations--to be grateful, to be faithful to all engagements and under all circumstances, to be open and generous."Religion: "A concern purely between our God and our consciences."America's national character: "It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate; to surmount every difficulty with resolution and contrivance."Public debt: "We shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves."War: "I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind."In stately measured cadences, these thirty-four essays provide timeless guidance on leading a spiritually fulfilling life. Light and Liberty is a triumphant work of supreme eloquence, as uplifting today as when Jefferson first set these immortal sentences on paper.From the Hardcover edition.
The only author to win all three major Russian literary prizes (including the Russian Booker Prize), Mikhail Shiskin is one of the most acclaimed contemporary Russian literary figures. The Guardian said of Shishkin's writing: "richly textured and innovative. . . arguably Russia's greatest living novelist." In this ly rical novel, two young lovers, Vladimir and Alexandra (known fondly to each other as Vovka and Sashka), are separated. A soldier, Vovka has gone off to help quell the Boxer Rebellion, forcing the two to keep their love alive through a passionate exchange of letters. But as their correspondence continues, it becomes clear that the couple's separation is chronological as well as geographical--that their extraordinary romance is actually created out of, as well as kept alive by, their yearning epistolary exchange, which defies not only space but time. With this contrapuntal literary testament to the delirious, transcendent power of love, Mikhail Shishkin--the most celebrated Russian author of his generation--has created a masterpiece of modern fiction.From the Hardcover edition.
Was there a divine call upon the United States at its birth? Telling the stories omitted from revisionist history, this best-seller rediscovers America's destiny.
This book traces the early growth of our country from Christopher Columbus to George Washington. This book shows God's providence in the creation of the United States. There are discussion questions and a glossary.
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