Starting from Happy

A Novel

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Author: Patricia Marx

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439101299

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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Follows the course of a darkly comic modern relationship between the seemingly perfect Wally Yez and lingerie designer Imogene Gilfeather, who meet while waiting in line for apple pie and embark on an unbalanced love affair.

Let's Be Less Stupid

An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties

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Author: Patricia Marx

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455554944

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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Former SNL writer and The New Yorker staffer Patty Marx employs the weapon she wields best--not that weapon; Patty believes in gun control. Instead, she uses her sharp-edged humor to tackle the most difficult facet of aging: the mind's decline. From forgetting her brother-in-law's name while he was wearing a nametag to hanging up the phone to look for her phone, Marx confesses to her failures, and not only to make you feel better about yourself. In LET'S BE LESS STUPID Patty addresses troubling conundrums, such as: If there are more neural connections in your brain than stars in the Milky Way, why did you put the butter dish in your nightstand drawer? Patty's quest to get smarter includes just about everything: learning Cherokee, popping pills (not the good kind), and listening to--who's the guy who didn't write dum de de dum but the other one?

The Modern Mother's Handbook

How to Raise a Happy, Healthy, Smart, Disciplined and Interesting Child, Starting from Birth

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Author: Bleecker Street Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692416181

Category:

Page: 60

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While this handbook can be read in only 60 minutes, it's packed with 10 years' worth of no-nonsense, actionable advice for new moms who want to learn how to sleep-train their baby, get a toddler to love eating healthy foods, avoid common parenting mistakes, know the rules for playdates, TV and video games-and raise a happy, healthy, smart, disciplined and interesting child. Should your baby sleep alone from day one? Can formula save your sanity? Are pacifies a good thing? What should Dad's job be? How do you discipline a toddler? What are the tricks for healthy eating habits? All these questions are expertly answered, and so much more!

Wayward Saints

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Author: Suzzy Roche

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401342744

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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From a folk-rock legend comes a tender, comic story of family, music, and second chances. Mary Saint, the rule-breaking, troubled former lead singer of the almost-famous band Sliced Ham, has pretty much given up on music after the trauma of her band member and lover Garbagio's death seven years earlier. Instead, with the help of her best friend, Thaddeus, she is trying to piece her life together while making mochaccinos in San Francisco. Meanwhile, back in her hometown of Swallow, New York, her mother, Jean Saint, struggles with her own ghosts. When Mary is invited to give a concert at her old high school, Jean is thrilled, though she's worried about what Father Benedict and her neighbors will think of songs such as "Sewer Flower" and "You're a Pig." But she soon realizes that there are going to be bigger problems when the whole town--including a discouraged teacher and a baker who's anything but sweet--gets in on the act. Filled with characters that are wild and original, yet still familiar and warm--plus plenty of great insider winks at the music industry--Wayward Saints is a touching and hilarious look at confronting your past and going home again.

Him Her Him Again The End of Him

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Author: Patricia Marx

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743296249

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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A neurotic Cambridge graduate struggles to cover up her dysfunctional relationship with a narcissistic young man and engages in increasingly absurd lies and acts of self-deception.

Yosemite

And Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Parks

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Author: Sara Benson

Publisher: Compass America Guides

ISBN: 1400019338

Category: Travel

Page: 380

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A new generation of Compass American Guides takes readers on a personal, insider's tour of the nation's most-treasured states and regions. Knockout interior design and full-color photography highlight must-have experiences--everything from scenic drives and hikes to local favorite snacks.

The Yosemite Handbook

An Insider's Guide to the Park, as Related by Bruinhilda

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Author: Susan Frank,Phil Frank

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764906169

Category: Travel

Page: 184

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Provides directions to the park, lists accommodations, suggests activities for all seasons, and offers tips for packing and camping.

Girls Resist!

A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

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Author: KaeLyn Rich

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1683690605

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

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An activism handbook for teen girls ready to fight for change, social justice, and equality. Take on the world and make some serious change with this handbook to everything activism, social justice, and resistance. With in-depth guides to everything from picking a cause, planning a protest, and raising money to running dispute-free meetings, promoting awareness on social media, and being an effective ally, Girls Resist! will show you how to go from “mad as heck about the way the world is going” to “effective leader who gets stuff done.” Veteran feminist organizer KaeLyn Rich shares tons of expertise that’ll inspire you as much as it teaches you the ropes. Plus, quotes and tips from fellow teen girl activists show how they stood up for change in their communities. Grab this handbook to crush inequality, start a revolution, and resist!

Papers, Poetry & Prose

An Anthology of Eighth Grade Writing

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Author: pierce Middle School

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440142793

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 168

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Papers, Poetry & Prose offers a reminder to all of us that dealing with life as a teen can be an emotional, difficult, and challenging. It also reminds us that friendships, new experiences and growing up is an amazing experience. Sit back reflect and remember your teen years as these students share theirs. No celebrities here, just dedicated young writers exercising their voices. Papers, Poetry & Prose is a teenage perspective on life. Eighth grade students from Pierce Middle School in Waterford, Michigan open their writer's notebooks and inspire other teens to pick up their pens and write. They take on topics that are funny, sad, creative and difficult. The ideas range from tiny hurdles that are faced in daily life, to obstacles that no one should have to face. The writings include poems, memories, stories and insights. The writing presented is created through a writer's workshop format which allowed the students to choose their own topics, revise and peer edit as well as share their ideas and work along the way.

On Writing

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Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Start Where You Are

A Journal for Self-Exploration

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Author: Meera Lee Patel

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: 0399174826

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Start Where You Are is a full-colour, passion-inspiring journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, explore their feelings and focus on what matters most. Featuring vibrant hand-lettering and watercolour illustrations, it pairs inspiring quotes with supportive prompts and exercises to spark reflection through writing, drawing, chart-making and more. As beautiful as it is useful, Start Where You Are will make a perfect gift and keepsake as well as a powerful tool for positive change.

The Happy Sleeper

The Science-backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night's Sleep-newborn to School Age

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Author: Heather Turgeon,Julie Wright

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 0399166025

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 342

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The science columnist for Babble.com and a Mommy and Me counselor challenges the practices of popular sleep methods to outline mindfulness-based techniques for helping both babies and their sleep-deprived caregivers to sleep in healthy ways. Original. 15,000 first printing.

The Cost of Living

A Working Autobiography

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Author: Deborah Levy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1635571928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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A searching examination of all the dimensions of love, marriage, mourning, and kinship from two-time Booker Prize finalist Deborah Levy. To strip the wallpaper off the fairy tale of The Family House in which the comfort and happiness of men and children has been the priority is to find behind it an unthanked, unloved, neglected, exhausted woman. The Cost of Living explores the subtle erasure of women's names, spaces, and stories in the modern everyday. In this "living autobiography†? infused with warmth and humor, Deborah Levy critiques the roles that society assigns to us, and reflects on the politics of breaking with the usual gendered rituals. What does it cost a woman to unsettle old boundaries and collapse the social hierarchies that make her a minor character in a world not arranged to her advantage? Levy draws on her own experience of attempting to live with pleasure, value, and meaning--the making of a new kind of family home, the challenges of her mother's death--and those of women she meets in everyday life, from a young female traveler reading in a bar who suppresses her own words while she deflects an older man's advances, to a particularly brilliant student, to a kindly and ruthless octogenarian bookseller who offers the author a place to write at a difficult time in her life. The Cost of Living is urgent, essential reading, a crystalline manifesto for turbulent times.

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Strategies for Impact without Burnout

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Author: Beth Kanter,Aliza Sherman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119253586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Steer your organization away from burnout while boosting all-around performance The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit presents realistic strategies for leaders looking to optimize organizational achievement while avoiding the common nonprofit burnout. With a uniquely holistic approach to nonprofit leadership strategy, this book functions as a handbook to help leaders examine their existing organization, identify trouble spots, and resolve issues with attention to all aspects of operations and culture. The expert author team walks you through the process of building a happier, healthier organization from the ground up, with a balanced approach that considers more than just quantitative results. Employee wellbeing takes a front seat next to organizational performance, with clear guidance on establishing optimal systems and processes that bring about better results while allowing a healthier work-life balance. By improving attitudes and personal habits at all levels, you'll implement a positive cultural change with sustainable impact. Nonprofits are driven to do more, more, more, often with fewer and fewer resources; there comes a breaking point where passion dwindles under the weight of pressure, and the mission suffers as a result. This book shows you how to revamp your organization to do more and do it better, by putting cultural considerations at the heart of strategy. Find and relieve cultural and behavioral pain points Achieve better results with attention to well-being Redefine your organizational culture to avoid burnout Establish systems and processes that enable sustainable change At its core, a nonprofit is driven by passion. What begins as a personal investment in the organization's mission can quickly become the driver of stress and overwork that leads to overall lackluster performance. Executing a cultural about-face can be the lifeline your organization needs to thrive. The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit provides a blueprint for sustainable change, with a holistic approach to improving organizational outlook.

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today

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Author: Kevin Horsley

Publisher: TCKPublishing.com

ISBN: 9781631610387

Category: Self-Help

Page: 126

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Happy Mind, Happy Life The search for happiness is fundamental for all humans, and the answers lie within the depths of your mind. What is happiness? What causes it? How do you hold onto it? What makes it go away? These questions have led to many philosophical debates over thousands of years. The philosophers of Greece were famous for their quest to define the pillars of "the good life." Faith-based movements have painstakingly crafted dogmas and prescribed behaviors in pursuit of ultimate peace and joy. Academic studies have been concentrated on finding the answer to "the optimal life experience." Governments have professed to craft policies to promote the overall well-being of their citizens. Every day, ordinary dinner table discussions are, at heart, a dialogue in search of a happy life. Happiness is Unique to You What makes one person happy may make another miserable. There is no one key to happiness for everyone. Instead, the answers lie within you. In The Happy Mind, you'll learn to find your own personal answers to your most important questions. What makes you happy? What changes can you make to bring more happiness into your life? And how can you let go of old habits, beliefs, and situations that no longer fulfill you? The aim of this book is not to push a specific definition of happiness. Instead, you'll discover valuable insights that will allow you to create lasting happiness instead of being driven by short-term pleasure-seeking. In this book you will learn: How people look for happiness in all the wrong places, and how you can avoid these "happiness traps" that keep you stuck and unfulfilled Why most people mistake pleasure for happiness, and how this simple mistake causes you to lose sight of what really matters to you The nine common qualities that super happy people share (and how you can apply them to brighten up your life) The key traits of unhappiness (and the most important behaviors you should avoid) Many easy-to-grasp suggestions that can be viewed daily to enhance your capacity to live a happy life. Give Yourself the Gift of The Happy Mind The Happy Mind is your roadmap to living a happy life, custom-designed just for you. Scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button to get started.

The Art of Procrastination

A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing

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Author: John Perry

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761175008

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

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This is not a book for Bill Gates. Or Hillary Clinton, or Steven Spielberg. Clearly they have no trouble getting stuff done. For the great majority of us, though, what a comfort to discover that we’re not wastrels and slackers, but doers . . . in our own way. It may sound counterintuitive, but according to philosopher John Perry, you can accomplish a lot by putting things off. He calls it “structured procrastination”: In 1995, while not working on some project I should have been working on, I began to feel rotten about myself. But then I noticed something. On the whole, I had a reputation as a person who got a lot done and made a reasonable contribution. . . . A paradox. Rather than getting to work on my important projects, I began to think about this conundrum. I realized that I was what I call a structured procrastinator: a person who gets a lot done by not doing other things. Celebrating a nearly universal character flaw, The Art of Procrastination is a wise, charming, compulsively readable book—really, a tongue-in-cheek argument of ideas. Perry offers ingenious strategies, like the defensive to-do list (“1. Learn Chinese . . .”) and task triage. He discusses the double-edged relationship between the computer and procrastination—on the one hand, it allows the procrastinator to fire off a letter or paper at the last possible minute; on the other, it’s a dangerous time suck (Perry counters this by never surfing until he’s already hungry for lunch). Or what may be procrastination’s greatest gift: the chance to accomplish surprising, wonderful things by not sticking to a rigid schedule. For example, Perry wrote this book by avoiding the work he was supposed to be doing—grading papers and evaluating dissertation ideas. How lucky for us.

Starting from Scratch

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Author: Stacy Gail

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1426897472

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Christmas is the perfect time to start from scratch Lieutenant Sully Jax saved his unit during an IED attack, but he couldn't save his marriage. He can't even remember it. Recovered from his injuries, he's come home to the family and friends he knows—and an ex-wife who's a stranger to him. Lucy Crabtree was heartbroken last Christmas when Sully announced his plan to go on one last tour of duty, and devastated when he asked for a divorce after he awoke in the hospital with no memory of her. She's finally moving on from her hurt and from losing the man she loved more than anything, and her cookie-baking business is taking off just in time for the holidays. But now Sully's back, and she can't deny she still loves him. But how can she trust her heart to someone who breaks it every time she sees him? Sully might not remember Lucy, but something inside won't let her go. With every bite of her cookies, he finds a new love for Lucy, and he soon realizes he wants to rebuild his life…with her by his side. 36,000 words

Starting from Scratch

Memoirs of a Wandering Cook

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Author: Patty Kirk

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418536628

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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A captivating memoir from a cook who's traveled across the globe cooking, tasting, and enjoying good food. Patty Kirk has always loved food: eating it, cooking it, sharing it, talking about it. At six, she scrambled the last of the family's vacation provisions over the camp fire and concocted a delicacy-eggs with bacon and onions. Overnight she became the family cook and discovered a lifelong passion for cooking that accompanied her through decades of roaming and finally to the farm in Oklahoma where she now lives. Starting from Scratch narrates Kirk's wanderings in the U.S. and abroad from a culinary perspective, sounding the spiritual, political, and emotional depths of Brillat-Savarin's famous observation, "Tell me what you eat; I'll tell you who you are." In this candid and engaging food memoir---complete with recipes!---good food beckons from the past as well as the future: surrounding us, eluding us, drawing us, defining us.

The World Book of Happiness

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Author: Leo Bormans

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Limited

ISBN: 9789814346320

Category: Happiness

Page: 354

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In this wide-ranging book, 100 tops experts in the field of positive psychology from around the world reveal the findings of their research in the best way to find and keep happiness.

Starting From Zero

Reconstructing Downtown New York

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Author: Michael Sorkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317721519

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Architect and social critic Michael Sorkin develops his own vision of the future lower Manhattan through a series of chronologically organized essays illustrated with full-color images of his own plans. Mixing his inimitable brand of social criticism with more personal reflections, Starting From Zero offers a striving challenge to the Ground Zero redevelopment plan recently chosen by New York's establishment insiders.