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Being best buds with a great ape is basically the most awesome thing in the entire world. They're excellent wingmen. They're accomplished bargain hunters. And their impressive dexterity makes them the perfect ping-pong partners. The perks are pretty much endless. Whether you need a hand organizing an Olympic-caliber bobsled team or fancy a leisurely stroll, a Gorilla is the ideal companion for whatever it is you're game to do. And the guidance they give is the absolute tops. Gorillas know the dish on the hippest eateries around and provide financial advice that's unbelievably sound (as they hold true to a "don't spend what you don't have" policy). Everything Is Better with a Gorilla because, well, it just is.
Stuck at home caring for her severely depressed mother and abandoned by her father, Mazzy has only the day-to-day dramas of her neighborhood to keep her busy. But between flirting with the boy next door and worrying about the fact that she's flat-chested, Mazzy has to face the fact that her mom is emotionally paralyzed by a family tragedy. As readers delve into the story, they'll eventually discover what it was that tore Mazzy's family apart, and they'll see what it takes to put it back together. Despite its serious subject matter, Mazzy brings humor to the trying age of adolescence and gives readers just the kind of awkward, troubled, and endearing character they will gladly embrace.
Anyone who is really interested in St. Therese will love this psychological and theological study of her life and work. The style is very easy to follow and reading it has been a real treat.
In Everything Is Miscellaneous, David Weinberger charts the new principles of digital order that are remaking business, education, politics, science, and culture. In his rollicking tour of the rise of the miscellaneous, he examines why the Dewey decimal system is stretched to the breaking point, how Rand McNally decides what information not to include in a physical map (and why Google Earth is winning that battle), how Staples stores emulate online shopping to increase sales, why your children's teachers will stop having them memorize facts, and how the shift to digital music stands as the model for the future in virtually every industry. Finally, he shows how by "going miscellaneous," anyone can reap rewards from the deluge of information in modern work and life.
Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world? Why did Facebook succeed when other social networking sites failed? Did the surge in Iraq really lead to less violence? How much can CEO's impact the performance of their companies? And does higher pay incentivize people to work hard?If you think the answers to these questions are a matter of common sense, think again. As sociologist and network science pioneer Duncan Watts explains in this provocative book, the explanations that we give for the outcomes that we observe in life--explanation that seem obvious once we know the answer--are less useful than they seem.Drawing on the latest scientific research, along with a wealth of historical and contemporary examples, Watts shows how common sense reasoning and history conspire to mislead us into believing that we understand more about the world of human behavior than we do; and in turn, why attempts to predict, manage, or manipulate social and economic systems so often go awry.It seems obvious, for example, that people respond to incentives; yet policy makers and managers alike frequently fail to anticipate how people will respond to the incentives they create. Social trends often seem to have been driven by certain influential people; yet marketers have been unable to identify these "influencers" in advance. And although successful products or companies always seem in retrospect to have succeeded because of their unique qualities, predicting the qualities of the next hit product or hot company is notoriously difficult even for experienced professionals.Only by understanding how and when common sense fails, Watts argues, can we improve how we plan for the future, as well as understand the present--an argument that has important implications in politics, business, and marketing, as well as in science and everyday life.From the Hardcover edition.
A memoir from the Canadian-born author, screenwriter, social media blogger and stay-at-home mom.
Self-made billionaire S. Daniel Abraham, founder of Slim-Fast and the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation, looks back on his life and career, and offers lessons for success. "I once got together all my top people, and asked each one 'Who do you report to?'," writes legendary businessman S. Daniel Abraham. "And everybody gave the obvious answer, 'I report to Joe,' 'I report to Danny. ' And I said to them, 'You're all wrong, you all report to the consumer. That's who we report to, that's who we work for. '" Abraham shares this and several other crucial lessons about business, life, and the underpinnings of success in his book, and vividly recalls significant experiences, including: * his first taste of entrepreneurship putting out his own newspaper as a teenager * joining the family business, and selling such inventions as Slim-Mint Gum, San-Cura itch cream, and Gas-Tabs * developing Slim-Fast, exploring new avenues of marketing, making use of celebrity endorsements, and ultimately selling Slim-Fast to Unilever for $2. 3 billion ThroughoutI Work for You, Abraham emphasizes the importance of a strong work ethic, good family values, and honesty, and touches on the importance of faith and trust to attain goals.
Before the X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! Trilogy. Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes you on a fascinating, eclectic ride through what Wilson has termed the "Cultic Twilight" where conspiracy theories flourish. <P> Everything Is Under Control covers the range of Wilson's kaleidoscopic knowledge, from John Adams to the Voronezh (former Soviet Union) UFO sighting, the Campus Crusade for Cthulhu to the Mothman prophecies, and everything in between. What do the Freemasons, the Kennedys, and Princess Diana have in common? All are at the center of gigantic conspiracy theories with incredibly complex and endlessly multiplying twists, turns, highways and byways. Arranged by alphabetical entries which include cross-references to other entries in the book and also provide addresses to related sites on the Web, this book is truly interactive--you can dip in, read through, or follow one of the URLs from an interesting entry onto the internet.
Everything is Wrong with You: The Modern Woman's Guide to Finding Self-Confidence Through Self-Loathingby Wendy Molyneux
Pretend advice about beauty, fashion and relationships for women who are pretending to care about that stuff. While other self-help books might tell you that something is wrong with you, this book is here to tell you that everything is wrong with you. In your quest for perfection, are there things you've forgotten to worry about? Like: Are your toes weird? I'm not saying they are, but are they? What if you think you are thin, but you actually have a vision disorder that just makes you see yourself as thin when, in fact, you are totally not thin? Think about it! What if whenever you go out of town your boyfriend has crazy orgies at your house? And what if all your best friends come to those orgies? Of course I can't prove it, but can you disprove it? Remember, if you were OK, there wouldn't be so many books and magazines out there devoted to helping you get prettier and be more stylish. I mean, if you think that publishers are just in it for the money, then you definitely have trust issues! How can you solve them? Please purchase this book to find out. On the other hand, you could just walk out of here without this book, thinking that you are great just the way you are . . . and arrive home to find that your husband has left you because of your weird toes. Good luck.
Jacqueline Lawson is a maverick focusing on her career abroad-a world away from the conservative Lawson dynasty. But when the award-winning photojournalist returns home to Baton Rouge after a high-stakes assignment, her parents welcome her back with open arms. But there's a shadow over Jacqueline's homecoming. She's hiding a secret-one she's determined to keep.Raymond Jordan has sworn to uncover all of Jacqueline's secrets, and her on-again, off-again lover is the only man who has ever gotten under her skin. Raymond didn't follow Jacqueline back to the United States just to let her get away again. The freelance photographer has been by her side in the most dangerous places, and now he wants them to be a permanent team. The passion's as hot as ever between them. But love means putting yourself in the line of fire. Is Jacqueline ready to risk her heart?
For tourists who hope to have a unique, off the beaten path" experience in Italy, learning a little of the native language is crucial. Just knowing they find the train station (stazione del treno) or say "thank you" (grazie) can relieve some of the stress that traveling can bring. Featuring hundreds of commonly used phrases, this pocket-sized guide provides travellers with the words they need to order dinner, talk on the phone, read street signs and train schedules, shop with confidence, and more. This book even features the basics of Italian grammar and pronunciation as well as common idioms and slang words. Conveniently organized and indexed by category, this quick reference guide is a one-stop guide for quick, practical phrases for any situation. "
Sure to inspire and enlighten, this handy volume of 100 great principles to live by is a revelation at any age, but an especially great graduation present. Not your typical lackluster--and might we add heavy--book of quotes, Everything I've Learned is a practical volume rich in words to live by: words that are sometimes quirky, definitely wise, and always right on target. Readers will learn from such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, John Wayne, Joan Baez, and even the prolific Anonymous, and realize that life is about seizing the day, living in the moment, and being true to oneself. Divided into eight categories, the principles here include such practical wisdom as "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut" (Ernest Hemingway) and familiar, but time-tested, words to live by like "Know thyself" (The Delphic Oracle).
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis-better known as Jackie O. to the tabloids, "the deb" to the Kennedy clan, and the 35th First Lady to historians-is easily one of the most recognizable Presidential wives. She remains the model of the proper American woman. But what was Jackie O. hiding behind those big, dark shades? From her New York society upbringing to her time in the White House to her days spent as a Doubleday editor, this is the ultimate biography of a woman everyone recognized but few knew. Did you know that: Her first job was as the "Inquiring Camera Girl" for the Washington Times-Herald? Before she started dating Jack Kennedy, she hadn't even voted in a national election? She was the only family member strong enough to remove Robert Kennedy from life-support measures after he was shot? She asked Rose Kennedy for her blessing before she married Aristotle Onassis? She was American royalty and is now an American icon. The Everything Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Book delivers everything you always wanted to know about this captivating woman.
From the author of "The Everything Judaism Book, a guide to the key events, people, and places in Jewish culture.
From reciting the Kiddush (sanctification prayer) to building the chuppah (wedding canopy), the details of a Jewish wedding can be overwhelming! This wedding guide helps newlyweds understand tradition and plan a wedding they'll cherish forever. Written by a rabbi who has performed many weddings, this informative guide will help people navigate: the Judaic concept of marriage; engagement etiquette; the proper way to introduce the families; how to confer with a rabbi and the ritual director; the business of incorporating family heirlooms; and more! Whether the wedding is joining two Jewish people or an interfaith couple, this book is a must-have survival guide for any chatan (groom) or kallah (bride).
No matter how good your resume looks on paper, you won't get the job until you ace the interview. That critical one-on-one interview is yourbestchance to showcase your skills-if you make a good impression. InThe Everything Job Interview Book, 2nd Edition, you'll learn how to do just that-from what to wear and when to arrive, to closing words and what to write in a follow-up letter. You also get the inside scoop on how to: Calm pre-interview jitters Research potential employers Formulate specific questions Avoid common mistakes Answer tricky questions about salary and experience Keep track of interviews-the ones that went well and those that didn't Return to the workplace after serving in the military Look for a new job instead of retiring Conduct a professional interview over the phone, on the Web, or in a videoconference Packed with hundreds of real-life interview questions (and the answers that employers are looking for!), this is the only book you need to nail the big interview. Joy Darlingtonis a business writer whose work has been published inThe New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, Newsday, Readers' Digest, Good Housekeeping, and Cosmopolitan. She is the editor-in-chief forWoman Entrepreneur, a national newsletter for women small-business owners. She lives in New York, NY. Nancy Schumanis a vice president at Lloyd Staffing and the author of several books, includingThe Everything Resume Book, 3rd Edition, Revising Your Resume, andFrom College to Career. She is the resident weekly Jobs and Careers columnist forThe Long Island Pressand she has written articles on careers for consumer publications. She lives in East Northport, NY.
An expert guide to the answers that will get you hired! What's the surefire way to overcome the stress of a job interview and get the job you want? Be prepared! It isn't enough to be qualified and have a stellar resume--you need to ace the interview as well. The Everything Job Interview Question Book arms you with the best answers to hundreds of questions, including: What do you think this job offers that your last job did not? How would those who worked under you describe you as a supervisor? What do you consider to be your biggest weakness? Have you ever been in a situation where the majority disagrees with you? What did you do? What motivates you to go above and beyond the call of duty? Tell me about something you failed at. What about your current job isn't very rewarding? What does success mean to you? If I asked your current employer to tell us about your accomplishments, what do you think he would say? Based on what you know about this company, how will you contribute to it? Plus, you'll also find help with handling inappropriate questions, advice on questions to ask employers, and tips on handling remote interviews. This valuable resource provides you with expert advice on what to say--and what not to say--giving you the confidence you need to succeed and land the job of your dreams.
In 1,000 days in office, John F. Kennedy captivated a nation and inspired a generation. His mastery of a new form of media-television-enabled him to become the most accessible president of his time. Kennedy energized the presidency and imbued it with unrivaled style and grace.
Judaism has survived for four millennia, and many of its customs, laws, and traditions have remained exactly the same today as in the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Everything Judaism Bookexplains the major precepts of this robust religion in language anyone can understand and appreciate. From High Holy Days, such as Passover and Yom Kippur, to symbols and objects, such as the Star of David and the tallis prayer shawl, Jews and non-Jews alike will gain new understanding and insights into the rich diversity and seemingly endless complexity of Jewish practices and culture. Authoritative and thought-provoking,The Everything Judaism Bookhas been exhaustively reviewed for accuracy by Orthodox Rabbi Jacob Rosenthal and Reform Rabbi Robert Leib. The Everything Judaism Bookis a terrific introduction if you're learning the religion for the first time, a great way to brush up on facts you may have forgotten from Hebrew school, and the perfect mitzvah (good deed) gift for a friend or relative.
Don't eat your veggies, drink them! If you're one of the millions of Americans who doesn't get their recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables, juicing is the perfect solution! This book is packed with 150 recipes to make consuming fruits and veggies fast, delicious, and fun, including: Asparagus squash medley Grape citrus apple juice Orange lemonade lift-off Broccoli apple carrot with parsley and lemon juice Strawberry patch juice This handy guide explains why millions of people have turned to juicing to help ward off everyday disorders like colds and migraines, promote longevity, shed excess pounds, and prevent and treat serious diseases. Whether you want to get more nutrients, cleanse your body of toxins, or prevent disease and live longer, juicing is the answer!
Are you ready to take your love life to the next level? Let the Kama Sutra be your guide!
Do you know: How players make it into the hall of fame? Who holds the record for the most stolen bases? What the "curse of the Bambino" is? The Everything Kids' Baseball Book, 7th Edition answers these questions and more! From the ballpark to the backyard and beyond, all the action, fun, and excitement of America's favorite pastime is captured in this new edition! Packed with the latest and greatest information and more than thirty fun puzzles and activities, this book teaches you everything you ever wanted to know about: The history of baseball Your favorite American and National League teams Ballparks around the country Baseball legends and current players Fantasy baseball teams College baseball And much, much more! STATS, LLC reporter Greg Jacobs gives you all the know-how you need to bat a thousand-from baseball history and trivia to player stats and the rules of the game. It's sure to be a grand-slam hit!
The Everything Kids' Baseball Book gives kids all they need to know about America's greatest pastime, including the best players, hottest teams, and favorite hall-of-famers--not to mention easy-to-follow instructions on getting down the rules and reading stats. Packed with tons of information, this all-inclusive guide to baseball is very kid-friendly, with sidebars defining important key words, fun facts to build their knowledge base, and puzzles and activities to keep them entertained for hours!
Are you counting down the days until Christmas? Have you finished your Christmas list, hung up your stocking, and helped decorate the tree - only to sit back and continue counting down until the big event? The Everything Kids' Christmas Puzzle & Activity Book invites you to stop the waiting game and dive straight into the holiday fun! Jam-packed full of puzzles, mazes, games and activities, The Everything Kids' Christmas Puzzle & Activity Book will make the time before Christmas pass by in a flash! You are invited to use a decoder to unravel Christmas tree riddles, solve crossword puzzles hidden inside of stockings, and wind your way through a tree-farm maze.
Get ready for an up-ROAR-ious adventure back in time! Explore the ancient world of volcanoes, earthquakes, fossils, & more with this exciting book, which is loaded with puzzles, games & trivia. You can: Learn about what paleontologists study to become dinosaur scientists; Maneuver through swampy amphibian mazes & Jurassic jungles; Create big dino fun with crafty art & cooking projects; Hunt for hidden dinosaurs in the most unlikely places; & Find out what other reptiles & birds existed hundreds of millions of years ago. Packed with interactive activities, this book guarantees a prehistoric adventure so exciting that you¿ll swear these beasts are living right in your own backyard! Illustrations.
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