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Five-Minute Brain Workout

by Kim Chamberlain

Taking care of your brain is just as beneficial as taking care of the rest of your body. Research has shown that training games help improve memory, concentration, problem-solving skills, processing speed, creativity, and reasoning.The key to such exercise is to constantly learn and regularly challenge your brain's capabilities with new tasks. Regularly doing series of short, varied tasks will keep your thinking faculties focused and flexible.Five-Minute Brain Workout contains a wide variety of games and puzzles for people who enjoy words and language. There are ten examples of the same kind of game or puzzle with a wide variety of types of each. While the puzzles have specific answers, the games do not, which means you can continue to develop your creativity by doing them more than once and coming up with different answers. And there are enough puzzles and games for a year's worth of challenging your mind.The book's contents can be used in any number of ways: to challenge yourself or simply have fun or as a competition against time or other people. These exercises work in many settings: home, work, schoolrooms, training and therapy sessions, and as an icebreaker at social gatherings.

The Five-Minute Bride

by Leanne Banks

The Silhouette Desire( series is represented by two full-length novels in one volume. In Lowell's "Love Song for a Raven", Carlson Raven and Janna Moran are stranded on a desert island, and he is powerless to resist her beauty. And in Banks's "The Five-Minute Bride", Emily St. Clair flees her own wedding and comes under the care of sexy Sheriff Beau Ramsey.

Five-Minute Erotica

by Carol Queen

Here's another entry in our wildly popular series of very short stories that can be enjoyed, start to finish, in less time than it takes to brew a cup of tea. This new anthology of pleasingly brief tales features contributions from some of the best writers of erotica today. While most of the stories feature heterosexual sex,Five-Minute Eroticaalso offers a good mix of fantasy situations, including lesbian encounters and ménages à trois.

Five-Minute Erotica

by Carol Queen

Here's another entry in our wildly popular series of very short stories that can be enjoyed, start to finish, in less time than it takes to brew a cup of tea. This new anthology of pleasingly brief tales features contributions from some of the best writers of erotica today. While most of the stories feature heterosexual sex, Five-Minute Erotica also offers a good mix of fantasy situations, including lesbian encounters and ménages à trois.

Five-Minute Erotica

by Carol Queen

Here's another entry in our wildly popular series of very short stories that can be enjoyed, start to finish, in less time than it takes to brew a cup of tea. This new anthology of pleasingly brief tales features contributions from some of the best writers of erotica today. While most of the stories feature heterosexual sex, Five-Minute Erotica also offers a good mix of fantasy situations, including lesbian encounters and ménages à trois.

Five-Minute Mysteries

by Ken Weber

37 challenging cases of murder and mayhem for you to solve. All clues are contained in each story. Can you reconstruct the crimes and identify the culprits? Solutions included.

The Five-Minute Philosopher

by Gerald Benedict

Wise and down-to-earth answers to 80 of the eternal questions that we are likely to ponder, in our more thoughtful moments, on our life's journey - from 'Is there a God?' to 'Is a human being just another animal?'

Five-Minute Relationship Repair

by Susan Campbell John Grey

The Tool Kit No Relationship Should Be Without Long-term happiness in love depends on a couple's ability to repair the inevitable rifts and differences, large and small, that occur in any relationship. Neuroscience suggests that relationship upsets are best mended quickly, or they accumulate in long-term memory, increase reactive communication, and become harder to repair successfully. And good repair takes five minutes or less! This book offers practical tools and suggested scripts for resolving problems and having your needs met. Following its guidance, you can turn difficulties into opportunities to foster love, trust, and thriving intimacy.

Five Minutes in Heaven

by Lisa Alther

The novel from bestselling author Lisa Alther--now available as an ebook A wise and funny novel about the kind of love that extends beyond boundaries--within this world and into the next Raised in the Tennessee hills in the 1950s by a widower father, Jude grows into a young woman who finds her soul mate in her new neighbor Molly. But when age and social convention intervene, she must find a new person to entrust with her heart. Venturing north to pursue all that '60s New York has to offer, Jude finds comfort in her childhood pal Sandy, a man now in the midst of his own metamorphosis. Will she give her love to Sandy, or will the attractive and mysterious poet Anna be her true match? With an endearing heroine and a keen understanding of the human condition, Alther's smart and captivating tale considers how changing views on what it means to love--and be loved--can alter lives. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lisa Alther, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Five Minutes' Peace

by Jill Murphy

Mrs. Large wants five minutes' peace but Laura and her brothers have other ideas!

The Five Most Important Questions Self Assessment Tool

by Peter F. Drucker Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute

This transformational tool offers leaders a critical resource for better understanding their organizations and themselves, honing their skills to become accomplished long-range planners and strategic thinkers. By working through the Participant Workbook, leaders will gain the insight needed to plan for results, learn from customers and clients, and ascertain how to achieve extraordinary levels of performance. The Participant Workbook draws on Peter F. Drucker's The Five Most Important Questions and is grounded in his management philosophies that address the critical aspects that make organizations viable and valuable entities. When leaders answer these questions thoughtfully and address them with purpose, these questions take one down a path to organizational transformation and enlightenment. By leveraging these essential questions, the Participant Workbook challenges leaders to take a close look at the very heart of their organization and what drives it, giving them a means to assess: how to be and how to develop quality, character, mind-set, values, and courage. Drucker's The Five Most Important Questions lead to spirited discussions and action, inspiring positive change and renewed focus. Designed for today's busy professionals, this concise, clear, and accessible workbook for social sector, nonprofit, and socially minded business and government leaders can be used as preparation for a workshop, organizational self-assessment, or as a stand-alone leadership development tool for individuals looking to develop themselves and their organizations. Praise for the Participant Workbook Self-Assessment Tool "Time and again Drucker's The Five Most Important Questions have proven to be the most effective way for nonprofit organizations to conduct self-assessment and develop plans that will help them achieve real and lasting results." --Cathey Brown, founder and CEO, Rainbow Days, Inc., and 2001 Frances Hesselbein Community Innovation Fellow "The Five Most Important Questions Self-Assessment Tool is a gift to the social leadership sector from the late management guru, Peter Drucker, and the Leader to Leader Institute. It makes incredible sense, it is easy to use, and lays the foundation for strategic planning." --Irv Katz, president and CEO, National Human Services Assembly "A must-read for social entrepreneurs who are seeking to dramatically grow their organization's impact without losing sight of the heart of their mission." --Iris Y. Chen, president and CEO, "I Have A Dream" Foundation "High-performing organizations and individuals know that self-assessment through Drucker's The Five Most Important Questions is the starting point for defining today and making tomorrow." --Lee H. Igel, assistant professor, New York University, and president, Peter F. Drucker Society of New York City "This nuts-and-bolts guide has become my compass for urging leaders and managers to ask the right questions, to look beyond what they thought they knew, and to focus on being relevant tomorrow rather than resting on yesterday's achievements." --Lieutenant Commander Carla J. Grantham [U.S. Coast Guard, Retired], Congressional Liaison for Diversity Recruitment and Talent Management, U.S. Coast Guard

Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons

by Ward Wilson

An explosive rethinking of the power and purpose of nuclear weapons -- and a call for radical action Nuclear weapons have always been a serious but seemingly insoluble problem: while they're obviously dangerous, they are also, apparently, necessary. This groundbreaking study shows why five central arguments promoting nuclear weapons are, in essence, myths. It is a myth: * that nuclear weapons necessarily shock and awe opponents, including Japan at the end of World War II * that nuclear deterrence is reliable in a crisis * that destruction wins wars * that the bomb has kept the peace for sixty-five years * and that we can't put the nuclear genie back in the bottle Drawing on new information and the latest historical research, Wilson poses a fundamental challenge to the myths on which nuclear weapons policy is currently built. Using pragmatic arguments and an unemotional, clear-eyed insistence on the truth, he arrives at a surprising conclusion: nuclear weapons are enormously dangerous, but don't appear to be terribly useful. In that case, he asks, why would we want to keep them? This book will be widely read and discussed by everyone who cares about war, peace, foreign policy, and security in the twenty-first century.

The Five Negro Presidents

by J. A. Rogers

Historian Joel Augustus Rogers provides his evidence that there have been nineteenth- and twentieth-century presidents of the United States who had partial black ancestry, including Harding, Jefferson, Jackson and Lincoln.

Five O'clock Charlie

by Marguerite Henry

Charlie's not old! So what if he's 28 and most people consider that a little old for a horse. When his rheumatism isn't acting up, he's as frisky as any young colt. And he's certainly not ready for retirement. Charlie can tackle any tough job that comes his way. Unfortunately, Mr. Spinks, Charlie's owner, doesn't quite agree. So he makes Charlie take a permanent, though well-deserved, vacation. Poor Charlie is bored to death! But then Charlie discovers there is something he can do. Maybe retirement isn't so boring after all!?!

The Five O'Clock Ghost #4

by Dori Hillestad Butler Aurore Damant

Kaz and Claire are back for a timely mystery in this adorable series by Edgar Award winner Dori Hillestad Butler! Kaz and Claire are called in for another ghostly mystery, and this ghost is always right on time. When Claire's friend tells the young detectives about his five o'clock ghost, Kaz wonders if it could be his own missing brother, Little John. Kaz and Claire search the house up and down, but they can't find any trace of Little John--or any other ghost. Yet when five o'clock comes along, the strange occurrences come back again...

Five O'Clock Shadow

by Susan Slater

From an author described by Kirkus as "lively, surprising" comes Five O'Clock Shadow with its puzzler of a plot tied to colorful New Mexico. As the great balloon bearing the image of a clock swoops across the River Grande, Pauly Caton watches her husband of four days fall from the sky. Who is the naked child who scrambles from the gondola when it strikes a sandbar and flees? Did she just imagine it? Why would he have been up with Randy and the pilot on the honeymoon ride she was too chicken to join? Who, in fact, was meant to die? And meant to die it was -- her hastily snapped photos of the scene show a masked sharpshooter stationed high up in a tree. As Pauly tries to put her shattered life together, she discovers the lies. The first in the morgue. How else had Randy deceived her? Had he told her anything that was the truth? Were his partners in their get-rich company any more honest? Pauly knows she hadn't signed any of the documents the lawyer presents to her. Maybe she'll insist on becoming an active partner. Pauly's flamboyant Grams, the much-married carnival queen, offers her only grandchild a place to recover, a retreat on Albuquerque's west side that's home to fifty odd folks complete with clowns, a handsome tattoo man -- and the snakes. And then Pauly finds out she's rich -- money that she swears could not have been Randy's. Where did he get it? Who was the son he apparently adopted? A trip to El Paso uncovers more mysterious acts and points her towards the truth. But will she live long enough to find it? Susan Slater reveals the same sharp offbeat plotting skills, the zest for language, and colorful scenes that marked her caper Flash Flood where "troubles buildlike thunderheads over New Mexico skies." [Publishers Weekly]

Five O'Clock Tales

by Enid Blyton

Join Sneaky the elf as he steals a growing spell and gets a terrible fright; or Snip and Snap the brownies as they play a trick on the Red Goblin; or lazy Kate as her bed takes her to school.

Five on a Treasure Island

by Enid Blyton

There's a shipwreck off Kirrin Island! But where is the treasure? The Famous Five are on the trail. Someone else has got the same idea. Time is running out for the Famous Five. Who will follow the clues and get to the treasure first?

The Five Paths, (Circle of Three Book 8)

by Isobel Bird

The five-pointed star is the Wiccan symbol of the Spirit, and that's how Cooper wears it. Those not versed in the ways of the Craft find it unsettling, however. Will Cooper, Annie, and Kate be able to withstand the tide of controversy bearing down upon them?

Five Patients

by Michael Crichton

Non-fictional look at 5 patients at a Massachusetts hospital, when Crichton was a medical student at Harvard.

The Five People You Meet in Hell

by Rich Pablum

Heaven can wait. In the meantime...why not go to Hell? Every once in a while a little book comes along that sheds light on our desire for intimacy, our determination to grow spiritually, and our collective yearning to define the boundaries of the soul. The Five People You Meet in Hell is not that little book. A sensitive everyman, Edgy works a meaning-less job at a seaside tourist trap. When a freak accident sends him to "the other side," he encounters a series of strangers compelled to explain the meaning of life. Running the gamut from annoying and incoherent to irritating and hard to follow, these individuals all share a basic desire with virtually every other soul in the universe: to make quick money from a made-for-television movie. The Five People You Meet in Hell is as illuminating as a short-circuited night light and contains all the insight of a chocolate-dipped fortune cookie (with none of the fat). If you've ever died, expect to die, know someone who has died, raise alpacas, collect Hummel figurines, breathe air, or enjoy line dancing, you must buy this book. You will never think about thirteen bucks the same way again. If you experience erections lasting more than four hours, please consult your physician.

The Five Percent

by Peter Coleman

One in every twenty difficult conflicts ends up grinding to a halt. That's fully 5 percent of not just the diplomatic and political clashes we read about in the newspaper, but disputations and arguments from our everyday lives as well. Once we get pulled into these self-perpetuating conflicts it is nearly impossible to escape. The 5 percent rule us.So what can we do when we find ourselves ensnared? According to Dr. Peter T. Coleman, the solution is in seeing our conflict anew. Applying lessons from complexity theory to examples from both American domestic politics and international diplomacy--from abortion debates to the enmity between Israelis and Palestinians--Coleman provides innovative new strategies for dealing with intractable disputes. A timely, paradigm-shifting look at conflict, The Five Percent is an invaluable guide to preventing even the most fractious negotiations from foundering.

Five Plays for Children

by Vijay Tendulkar

Vijay Tendulkar is a distinguished figure not only in Maharashtra but throughout India and many parts of the world for his writings. His works have laid down important milestones in the history of Indian theatre.

Five-Plus Tools

by Dave Perkin

"Five-Plus Tools" is a scouting term that refers to a rare and elite type of amateur baseball prospect. A player with five-plus tools grades out well above average in all five skill areas, known as tools: hitting, power, running, throwing, and fielding.While most baseball fans critique players who are already on the professional level, a scout needs to find raw talent and figure out if they're the "future." In Five-Plus Tools, Dave Perkin, who was a professional scout and is currently the Major League Baseball Draft correspondent for Sports Illustrated, breaks down not only what all scouts are looking for, but also how amateur players are evaluated and recognized.Broken up into three sections, Perkin teaches the inner details of amateur scouting, using field reports on athletes he's scouted over the years. Once the understanding of what a scout looks for is understood, Perkin delves into the current major leaguers and gives scouting insight on their game, skills, and influence on the sport. Finally, the hot-button issues in baseball are covered, including such points as Sabermetrics, baseball analysis, and an explanation of why few of yesterday's heroes could succeed in modern baseball.

Five-Point Play: Duke's Journey to the 2001 National Championship

by Mike Krzyzewski Donald T. Phillips

With the thrilling 2001 basketball season as a backdrop, Coach K takes the reader behind the scenes -- into the locker room, into team meetings, into his office and his home speaking one-on-one with individual players -- all the while teaching, guiding, motivating, and inspiring.<P>Coach K shows how one player, a transfer student named Dahntay Jones, helped the team succeed without ever playing a minute of any game. And as he describes the devastating injuries and inconsistency, he returns again and again to his dynamic duo of Battier and Williams, as well as the development of such players as Carlos Boozer, Chris Duhon, and Mike Dunleavy, all of whom would play crucial roles during March Madness.<P>As this story builds to a thrilling conclusion, we realize that we are reading more than a sports story. "Five-Point Play" is living proof that adversity and triumph often go hand in hand, and that when it comes to leadership -- from the hardwood to the boardroom -- no one ever does it alone.

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