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â ²Sir Thomasâ ² tunic was caked in blood. He strode quickly to the table. "Tristan, weâ ²re about to be overrun. Surrender is not an option. . . "â ² Fourteen-year-old Tristan doesnâ ²t have much of a life. He has never known his parents, and spends his days mucking out the stables in a monastery. So when an unexpected chance to go on Crusade with the Knights Templar comes up, Tristan seizes it with both hands, plunging himself into a series of extraordinary travels and adventures. When his dying master, Sir Thomas, entrusts Tristan with the legendary treasure known throughout the ages as the Holy Grail, the young knight must escape the bloody siege at Acre and head for Scotland, where the Grail will be safe. Together with Robard Hode, the best archer in the Kingâ ²s army, and the mysterious Assassin Maryam, Tristan flees across Europe, barely one step ahead of his enemies, who will stop at nothing to claim the Grail for themselves . . .
In a small town in northern India, three siblings await their father's youngest brother, Younguncle, who is said to be somewhat eccentric.
All golfers have fourteen clubs in their bag, but the real winners have a little something extra -- that mental attitude that puts their game above the others. Dr. Bob Rotella, author of the bestselling book Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, brings together his skills and years of experience as a golf psychologist to give readers the insight they need to improve their game -- before they ever step up to the tee. The 15th Club is the tool that golf stars like Tiger Woods use to block out negative thoughts, doubt, and fear. It is what allows champions to perform at their peak both in practice and during the game. Golfers who lack it find the game elusive and frustrating. Confident golfers play the game as they have always sensed they could play it. Now, one of the most renowned golf writers offers up the foolproof methods that will allow golfers at any skill level to give their game that extra boost. Dr. Rotella provides tips and techniques for how to learn from better golfers, overcome fear in pressure situations, and keep a clear mind, no matter what. He tells golfers that inner arrogance is not a negative trait, but instead is something that can improve performance on and off the course. In order to perform at peak levels and achieve your goals, you must believe that you can win. Positive thinking is an incredibly powerful tool, and it can change the way a player approaches the game. Knowing how to focus on the challenge at hand and understanding your own talent are crucial parts of becoming a confident golfer. Dr. Rotella provides a detailed plan that anyone can use to build the self-image of a winner. He offers a one-year schedule in diary and calendar form that will incorporate the daily mental routines that he assigns to players on the PGA Tour. This is how the pros learn to ignore negative influences, focus on productive advice, and take pride in their abilities. Your 15th Club will tell golfers of all abilities how to develop the confidence they need to maximize their physical gifts and defeat the Tigers of their world, whether that world is the PGA Tour or the third flight of the club championship.
Today, paediatric care is the concern of many different specialists, including neonatal physicians, paediatricians, nutritionists, breastfeeding technicians, child behaviourists and psychotherapists. Your Babycare Bible makes all their expertise and more available in a single volume. Among other special features, it provides a month-by-month guide to how a baby develops, special fold-out basic babycare and first-aid procedure pages, in-depth and up-to-date information on recognising and treating common childhood complaints and coping with emergencies, advice on the activities, toys and attitudes that will develop your baby's abilities and the latest recommendations for feeding, immunising, travelling with and safeguarding your child. Given that new parents' available time is limited, this book is designed to enable them to readily find out what they need to know and to present the advice in a form that can be quickly, accurately and effectively followed.
Breaking her man-ban! Tori Phillips has spent years looking for The One. Unfortunately she's never been able to find the right one-and when she catches her latest Mr. Wrong in flagrante with another woman she imposes a man-ban. But Tori suddenly finds herself regretting her promise when a slight misjudgment finds her in the wrong bed with her new roommate, irresistibly sexy Matt. Matt knows from experience how much trouble love can cause, so he's steering clear of forever. But one night with sex-bomb Tori can't hurt. After all, it's only a fling-the hardest decision they have to make is her bed or his. Right...?
Expert acupuncturist and top skincare specialist Shellie Goldstein presents a 20-minute-a-day acupressure system that promises to rejuvenate facial muscle and reduce wrinkles. Cosmetic acupuncture is today's hottest antiaging treatment, and no one knows it better than Shellie Goldstein. Her signature AcuFacial(r) has made this licensed acupuncturist one of the top skincare specialists in Manhattan and the Hamptons, with a devoted clientele- including Rosanne Cash and Martha Stewart-many of whom pay $500 per treatment to experience its dramatic benefits.Now, everyone can reap the benefits of Goldstein's AcuFacial(r) on their own at home with acupressure, a unique therapy that uses massage instead of needles to lift sagging facial muscles, reduce wrinkles, and return youthful vitality to skin tone. Illustrated with amazing before- and-after photos and providing simple step-bystep, easy-to-follow instructions, diet recommendations, recipes, and skincare tips, Your Best Face Now teaches everyone how to erase the lines of time-on any budget- in just twenty minutes a day.
Chicago-born Armstrong Todd is fifteen, black, and unused to the segregated ways of the Deep South when his mother sends him to spend the summer with relatives in her native rural Mississippi. For speaking a few innocuous words in French to a white woman, Armstrong pays the (Continued on back flap) (Continued from front flap) ultimate price when her husband, brother-in- law, and father-in-law decide to teach him a lesson. The lives of everyone involved in the incident-black and white-are changed forever, and the reverberations extend well into the next generation. Resonant with the sorrows of poverty and racial prejudice as well as the triumphs of love and social justice, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine marks the debut of a powerful, clear voice in contemporary fiction
The author's 15-year struggle with a then-inoperable brain tumor led to her discovery of the "seedthoughts" and "core beliefs" that link one's mind and body. In this book, Levine shows, via simple, non-medical language and 53 self-help exercises, how one can use an illness as a vehicle for increased self-understanding and healing.
Chemotherapy saves lives, but new studies--including research led by coauthor Dr. Dan Silverman--reveal that the agents used to kill cancer cells may also impair normal brain function. Even years after treatment, patients report problems with memory, concentrating, multitasking, and word retrieval. As one person put it, "I've lost my edge." If you've undergone chemotherapy, perhaps you're among those who've had trouble following the thread of a conversation or feel "less than" who you once were. Until recently, oncologists often discounted or trivialized "chemo brain." Now, argue Silverman and Idelle Davidson, there is plenty of evidence to the contrary; thankfully, you can rest assured that you're not alone in feeling this way-and that you can do something about it. Calling on cutting-edge scientific research and the inspiring stories of survivors (including Davidson's own experiences with chemotherapy and its effects), this groundbreaking book will forever change how you think about your brain after chemo. Perhaps most important, it offers much-needed strategies to improve memory and focus, and an invaluable nine-step program to help keep your brain sharp. Your Brain after Chemo gives you the coping skills to move on with your life.
Meet Emily and Paul, the parents of two young children. Emily is a newly promoted executive in a large corporation, while Paul has his own business as a consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. For them, just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task. In this book, we travel inside the brains of Emily and Paul as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they're presented with and figure out how to prioritize, organize, and act on it. Fortunately for Emily and Paul--and for readers of Your Brain at Work--they're in good hands: David Rock knows how the brain works--and more specifically, how it works in a work setting. Your Brain at Work explores: Why your brains feels so taxed, and how to take full advantage of your mental resources Why it's so hard to focus, and how to better manage distractions How to maximize your chance of finding insights that can solve seemingly insurmountable problems How to keep your cool in any situation, so that you can make the best decisions possible How to collaborate with others more effectively Why providing feedback is so difficult, and how to make it easier How to effectively change other people's behavior Rock shows how it's possible not only to survive in today's overwhelming work environment but to succeed in it--and still feel energized at the end of the day, with a sense of accomplishment.
Written by two former college athletes, Your Brain Is a Muscle Too is an essential guide to success in the classroom and on the play field for any student athlete. Taking readers through all the steps toward success for student athletes -- from obtaining athletic scholarships to finding the right sports agent -- Your Brain Is a Muscle Too should be mandatory reading for every student athlete. Insightful tips range from how to adapt to the intensity of the college environment to how to most effectively study for exams and how to avoid the pressures of drugs and alcohol. While this book is invaluable for all students, it is the first book that addresses the specific concerns of African -Americans in a college setting. Your Brain Is a Muscle Too offers guidance and heightens awareness in areas such as academics, interpersonal relations, money matters, time management, and the social transition from high school to college. It includes colorful anecdotes and candid advice, including contributions from Magic Johnson, Jimmy Jackson, and Kenny Smith.
Dr. Marty Becker has become known as "America's Veterinarian" because of his educational and entertaining shows and columns. For more than ten years, Dr. Becker has been the popular veterinary contributor to ABC-TV's Good Morning America and is now a member of Core Team Oz on Dr. Mehmet Oz's show. Dr. Becker will help owners solve problems and enhance their bond with their cats through a tip-filled book on everything from finding the right cat to preventing health problems and bad behavior. He will start owners off on the right foot, whether they buy a kitten or adopt an older cat, showing them how to solve the most annoying behavior and cat-care problems--from scratching furniture to not using the litter-box. (Surprising fact: did you know that black cats shed more than light-colored cats?) And he advises owners how to make their own cat toys, and how to save money on medication, both traditional and alternative.
The completely updated and expanded version of the 1987 classic hailed by parents and educators everywhere.
Emergencies:--when to call your child's physician immediately-what to do in case of burns, bites, stings, poisoning, choking, and injuriesCommon Illnesses:-when it's safe to treat your child at home-step-by-step instructions on dealing with fever, infections, allergies, rashes, earaches, croup and other common ailmentsBehavior Problems:-proven strategies for colic, sleep disturbances, toilet training problems, thumbsucking, and the video game craze-no-nonsense discipline techniques for biting, temper tantrums, sibling fighting, and school refusalHealth Promotion: From Birth Through Adolescence:-essential advice on newborn baby care, nutrition, cholesterol testing, immunizations, and sex education-ways of preventing spoiled children, picky eaters, overeating, tooth decay, accidents, and homework problems
Take the worry out of parenting... These days, parenthood and anxiety seem to go hand in hand, especially given that it's harder than ever to raise happy, well-adjusted kids in our complicated world. And all parents long to figure out just who their child will become when he or she grows up. But with websites, media, and other parents providing an endless stream of advice about how to raise a perfect and perfectly happy child, how can you really know whom to trust? Susan Engel draws on her years of experience as a developmental psychologist, educator, and mother to help parents stop worrying about their young children's future and stop trying to control their formative years. Offering an intriguing new way of thinking about child development, she uses both personal and professional research to identify problematic behaviors that require intervention and gives reassurance about those that don't. Unlike many parenting experts, Engel encourages perspective and acceptance: rambunctious children will calm down as they find activities to absorb their intellectual energy; similarly, as shy kids grow, they will learn how to reach out to others on a one-to-one level. Engel provides straightforward guidance about issues of major concern for parents--happiness, intelligence, love, and morality--while blending stories about real children with relevant and up-to-the-minute social and clinical research. This absorbing narrative is an indispensable tool that will restore your sanity, help you sleep better, and put the joy back in child-raising.
This book provides step-by step guidelines for raising responsible, productive, happy children.
As much about parenting as feeding, this latest release from renowned childhood feeding expert Ellyn Satter considers the overweight child issue in a new way. Combining scientific research with inspiring anecdotes from her decades of clinical practice, Satter challenges the conventional belief that parents must get overweight children to eat less and exercise more. In the long run, she says, making them go hungry and forcing them to be active makes children preoccupied with food, prone to overeating, turned off to activity, and likely to gain too much weight. Trust is a central theme here: children must be able to trust parents to provide as much food as they need to satisfy their appetites; parents must trust children to eat only as much as they need. Satter provides compelling evidence that, if parents do their jobs with respect to feeding, children are remarkably capable of knowing how much to eat.
BEING DEAD CAN KILL A SOCIAL LIFE! For Lil Marchette, the owner of Manhattan's premier dating service for vampires (and a dazzling denizen of the dark herself), death is all in a night's work. Unfortunately, it's going to take more than matching up vamps to pay the bills and fund Lil's cosmetics addiction. Dare she add actual humans to the mix? Eager to diversify, she signs up for a popular dating show, Manhattan's Most Wanted (MMW), to pitch her expertise to the perfect target audience-eligible women looking for eligible men.Of course Lil is trying to forget the one man she'd love to sink her own teeth into: Ty Bonner, the ultraseductive vamp who broke her heart after she gave him the hottest night of his afterlife. Problem is, she and Ty have an intense mental connection and she's sensing he's in deep trouble. Even worse, she soon finds herself heading for MMW's grand finale (cameras are so not a vamp's best friend). The race is on as Lil struggles to save Ty (and herself) before all hell breaks loose."Lil is a likable mix of Bridget Jones, Carrie Bradshaw and Dracula-charming, sweet, stylish, with just a hint of fang."-Parkersburg News and SentinelFrom the Paperback edition.
Now, for the first time, Arizona visitors and residents will be able to set out on any part of the Arizona National Scenic Trail with a "bible" of the trail's twists and turns, its flora and fauna, and its geology.In an easy-to-use format, the book serves up the 800-mile trail section by section (43 altogether) so that day-hikers as well as thru-hikers can feel confident about the route and inspired by the magnificence of the scenery, wildlife, and diversity of terrain.Botany fans will relish the comprehensive descriptions of plant life among the trail's 13 microclimates from the South start at the Mexico/Arizona border to the North end, at the Arizona/Utah border.Geology aficionados will take note of the equally detailed descriptions of rock and the ground beneath their feet (or beneath their mountain bike wheels or their horses' hooves).Especially helpful are the descriptions of the 22 "gateway communities" that provide easy trail access and supplies along the trail's route from South to North.Overall, this new book will become a personal guide and irreplaceable source for any hiker, mountain biker, or equestrian heading for the Arizona National Scenic Trail--whether they intend to do a part of one section, or a weekend of two or three sections, or hike the entire trail over a period of weeks.
Why is your brother-in-law concerned about the Estate Tax? Why do millionaire news reporters get everything wrong? Why are blood-sucking teachers bankrupting America? Jimmy Dore, the comedy darling of America's Progressive Left, answers all these questions and more! In this laugh-out-loud collection of essays that are both street-smart and informed, Jimmy sets out to discover what's wrong. Crackling with caustic wit and insight, no aspect of American life is safe from Jimmy's hilarious scrutiny. He gets to the heart of the issues: why Republicans should support gay marriage or why the President shouldn't have Secret Security until the country has gun control, bringing clarity and hilarity to the incoherent noise of our punditocracy. This outrageously entertaining manifesto is an excellent resource for those who have survived long arguments during family dinners. And in a media environment dominated by corporate interests, Jimmy's take-no-prisoners approach is fearless: going after both political parties, and all corners of mainstream news. A David against an army of Goliaths. Equal measures of silliness and spleen-venting, Your Country Is Just Not That Into You is the most oddly uplifting political book of the year.
Everyone can present themselves as kind, decent and good-natured people to the world, but beneath the surface there is a dark side in everyone. This emerges when we least expect it, and releases our shameful fears and fantasies that we usually try to hide. Although this shadow self is buried in our unconscious, it will release itself in many forms - jealousy, anger, selfishness.Through trying to hide this dark part of our identities, we lose touch with our true selves. Vivianne and Christopeher Crowley suggest confronting your dark side in this ebook, and through facing these negative elements of our personalities, we can learn to embrace our fears, transform ourselves, and bring new energy into our lives. The book includes a light-hearted quiz to see how well you know your dark side.The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F&W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural - other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft.
A lawyer and a psychologist offer a groundbreaking divorce strategy that protects both your finances and your family. From your first thought of divorce through the final paperwork, Your Divorce Advisor takes you step by step toward a divorce that dissolves the marriage but not your dignity, your sense of family, or your financial security. Whether you hire a lawyer or a mediator, or do it yourself, this practical, direct, and empowering guide offers you the wise counsel you need for both the legal and the emotional processes of ending your marriage. Your Divorce Advisor shows you how to: Keep a healthy perspective that leads to a successful legal strategy and recognize when emotions threaten your case Protect your assets without destroying your family Offering: Detailed coverage of all your legal options and guidance through every legal step, including anticipating the emotional repercussions of your decisions More information on custody than any other divorce book, including age-appropriate custody schedules A sample divorce agreement explained one paragraph at a time Your Divorce Advisor helps you set yourself and your family on a positive course toward a new life.
The experts at "Money" magazine offer sound advice on everything involved in buying a house, condo, or co-op in this clear, concise guide. This book helps consumers construct a winning game plan when purchasing a home that's also a financial investment.
Set during the Depression, this haunting historical novel by M. E. Kerr follows two teenage girls--one German, the other American--whose friendship plays out against the quickly shifting political world stageJessie Myrer is the daughter of the prison warden in Cayuta County, where there are few foreigners and even fewer Jews. Jessie's provincial views change when she meets her new across-the-street neighbor. At fifteen, sophisticated, German-born Elisa Stadler is a year older than Jessie. The girls would seem to have little in common, yet they soon become the best of friends. Then one night, they hear the music of the prison band's spellbinding solo bugler.Convicted murderer and gifted musician Slater Carr is the newest arrival at Cayuta Prison. Jessie and Elisa become obsessed with Slater, who to Jessie is like a local John Dillinger--and who was an unwitting part of a botched robbery in which two people were killed. When a daring escape culminates in murder, Elisa's family moves back to Germany, where Hitler is rising to power. Years later, Jessie makes a shocking discovery about her long-lost friend.Your Eyes in Stars is a stunning novel about friendship, prejudice, assimilation, and the end of innocence.This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Marijane Meaker including rare images from the author's collection.
Real Solutions and Advice from the Teaching TrenchesMany begin teaching because of a desire to make a difference. But faced with everyday challenges of the classroom, this idealism is often lost. The fact is, teaching is not easy. While there are many personal rewards, teachers must satisfy many constituencies, including students, parents, and administrators. But by being prepared and organized, you can ensure that your first year is fulfilling and productive for both you and your students.Your First Year as an Elementary School Teacher provides practical solutions to the most common and difficult issues of teaching. Inside is everything you need to know to create an atmosphere of cooperation, learning, and respect within your classroom. Use this helpful book as your mentor and enjoy your first year as a teacher.Have a successful first year by knowing how to:·Reach, teach, and have fun with your students ·Create an interesting and interactive classroom environment ·Manage and find new ways to help difficult students ·Develop positive relationships with parents and administrators ·Organize your day to stay on top of the curriculum and grading ·Develop effective and engaging lesson plans "This complete book is the first thing principals should hand to their new teachers. It has it all!-- Angela Kleinberg, reading specialist, Washington SchoolFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
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