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Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting,...
by Emily Oster

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<b>The instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />From the author of <i>Expecting Better</i>, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting.<br /><br />“Many parents will likely find reading it a huge relief from the scare stories that seem to pop up everywhere these days...<i>Cribsheet </i>is not another call for the end of helicopter parenting or snowplow parenting or whatever kind of parenting is lighting up social media today, and it’s not a call to overthrow medical wisdom; it’s a call for parenting with context, and it’s freeing.” —<i> The Washington Post </i></b><br /><br /> With <i>Expecting Better</i>, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In <i>Cribsheet</i>, she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting. <br /><br /> As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There's a rule—or three—for everything. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision? <br /><br /> Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. She debunks myths around breastfeeding (not a panacea), sleep training (not so bad!), potty training (wait until they're ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms), language acquisition (early talkers aren't necessarily geniuses), and many other topics. She also shows parents how to think through freighted questions like if and how to go back to work, how to think about toddler discipline, and how to have a relationship and parent at the same time. <br /><br /> Economics is the science of decision-making, and <i>Cribsheet </i>is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. Emily Oster is a trained expert—and mom of two—who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions—and stay sane in the years before preschool.
The Smarter Artist Locker
by , Johnny Truant

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English

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Publication Date

May 29, 2019

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<b>Writing a novel? Learning indie publishing? </b>This is the complete guide you’ve been waiting for. All FIVE Smarter Artist books from Sean M Platt and Johnny Truant in one complete collection. <br /><br />Now with <i>additional BONUS content you’ll only find here in the Smarter Artist Locker.</i> <br /><br />In 2013 Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant wrote and published 1.5 million words (a Harry Potter series and a half's worth of fiction). Then they showed the world how they did it.<br /><br /><b>Write. Publish. Repeat.</b><br />This book is not a formula with an easy path to follow. It is a guidebook that will help you build a successful indie publishing career, no matter what type of writer you are ... so long as you're the type who's willing to do the work. It covers expert methods for enhancing creativity, building story worlds, characters, and plots, understanding your market (right down to your ideal reader), using the best tools possible to capture your draft, and explains proven best practices for editing. The book also discusses covers, titles, formatting, pricing, publishing to multiple platforms and the psychology-driven marketing plan that Sean and Johnny built to shape their stories into "products" that readers couldn't help but be drawn into.<br /><br />***** PRAISE FOR WRITE. PUBLISH. REPEAT. *****<br /><br />"For my money, this is the best book on self-publishing out there." -David Gaughran<br /><br />"The most important book on self-publishing I've ever read." -Karol Gajda<br /><br />"Consider it the most valuable guide book to publishing success." -Jim Kukral, Author Marketing Club<br /><br /><b>Fiction Unboxed</b><br />Part hero’s journey, part crash course in storytelling by the modern mavericks of indie publishing, and the bestselling authors of Write. Publish. Repeat., Fiction Unboxed offers something that’s never been offered before: a naked look into two writer’s process as they wrote and published a book in 30 days, from scratch, in front of the world.<br /><br />***** PRAISE FOR FICTION UNBOXED *****<br /><br />"An Indispensable View of the Writer's World"<br /><br />"Invaluable Investment for the Self-Publisher's Personal Library"<br /><br />"A Book About Bravery"<br /><br /><b>The One with All The Writing Advice</b><br />Follow along with bestselling authors Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt as they examine definitive episodes of the TV classic Friends, sharing the lessons that every novelist, from aspiring to experienced, can apply to create believable characters and develop story arcs that will captivate their readers from start to finish. <br /><br /><b>Writing Online</b><br />Writing Online is more than a writing book. It's a road map to show you how to make a great living from writing. It teaches you not only how to write copy that sells, but also marketing, blogging, social media, SEO, list building, and how to build a strong reader or fan base.<br /><br />***** PRAISE FOR WRITING ONLINE *****<br /><br />"This book isn't just an inspiration, it's a roadmap to owning your career as a writer in a world that seems to never stand still long enough to know which way is up." -Jonathan Fields, Author of Career Renegade <br /><br />"Sean teaches you how to do it (write online) effectively, and actually make a living with your words. The fact that he practices what he preaches seals the deal - it's time to get this book and go pro." -Brian Clark, of Copyblogger<br /><br /><b>Iterate and Optimize</b><br />The top-to-bottom guide to taking your writing and publishing business from square one to stratosphere. Iterate and Optimize is a behind-the-scenes peek into how indie publishing company Sterling & Stone grew their three-author team into a juggernaut, and a next-level guide for authors looking to do the same.<br /><br /><b>˃˃˃ What Indie Authors and Thought Leaders Are Saying About Sean M. Platt and Johnny Truant</b><br /><br />"Two of the best in the biz... A gem for aspiring authors." -Hugh Howey<br /><br />"It's tough to find more honest and straight-forward marketing advice than what you'll get from these indie authors." -Jane Friedman, former publisher of Writer's Digest
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
by Dave Canterbury

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

July 04, 2014

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The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry!<BR><BR>Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, <i>Bushcraft 101</i> gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages--this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you'll also discover detailed information on:<ul><li>Choosing the right items for your kit.</li><li>Manufacturing needed tools and supplies.</li><li>Collecting and cooking food.</li><li>Protecting yourself from the elements.</li></ul> With Canterbury's guidance, you'll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation, you'll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you've never imagined.
Working
by Robert A. Caro

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English

Pages

204

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b>From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>The Power Broker</i> and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply revealing recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed books</b><br /><br />For the first time in book form, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses; what it felt like to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses' Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ's mistresses. He gratefully remembers how, after years of working in solitude, he found a writers' community at the New York Public Library, and details the ways he goes about planning and composing his books. <br />     Caro recalls the moments at which he came to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power. And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself, of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page. Taken together, these reminiscences--some previously published, some written expressly for this book--bring into focus the passion, the wry self-deprecation, and the integrity with which this brilliant historian has always approached his work.
Cleopatra: A Life
by Stacy Schiff

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English

Pages

407

Publication Date

November 01, 2010

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<strong>The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.</strong><br /><br />Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator.<br /><br />Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Ultimately she dispensed with an ambitious sister as well; incest and assassination were family specialties. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, among the most prominent Romans of the day. Both were married to other women. Cleopatra had a child with Caesar and--after his murder--three more with his protégé. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; the relationship with Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of the age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imaginations ever since.<br /><br />Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Shakespeare and Shaw put words in her mouth. Michelangelo, Tiepolo, and Elizabeth Taylor put a face to her name. Along the way, Cleopatra's supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff here boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff 's is a luminous, deeply original reconstruction of a dazzling life.
Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools that Separate the Average From ...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 12, 2019

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<h2><b>30 Practical and applicable guidelines to think smarter, faster, and with expert insight (even if you aren’t one).</b></h2><br />Mental models are like giving a treasure map to someone lost in the woods. They provide instant understanding, context, and most importantly, <b>a path to the end destination</b>. Now imagine having such a map for all problems and decisions in your life.<br /><br /><h2><b>Battle information overwhelm, focus on what really matters, and make complex decisions with speed and confidence.</b></h2> <br /><b><u>Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools</u></b> sheds light on true intelligence: it’s not about knowledge and knowing the capitals of all the countries in the world. <b><i>It’s about how you think</i></b>, and each mental model is a specific framework on how to think smart and with insight. You can approach the world by trying to analyze each piece of information separately, or you can learn mental models that do the work for you.<br /><br /><h2>Learn how billionaires/CEOs, Olympic athletes, and scientists think differently and avoid mistakes.</h2><br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2>The person with a hammer only sees nails. Become the person with a hammer, saw, sander, drill, screwdriver, and axe.</h2><br />•How to balance information and action without sacrificing speed - MM #3 and #5.<br />•<b>Understanding what data is really telling you - MM #8 and #10.</b><br />•Charles Darwin’s secret to clear and honest thinking - MM #11.<br /><br /><h2>Mental models for all walks of life: productivity, professional success, greater happiness, critical thinking, and decision-making.</h2><br />•Understanding correlation, causation, root causation, and proximate causation - MM #15 and #16.<br />•<b>Implementing anti-goals to find real priorities and focus - MM #19 and #23.</b><br />•Being able to predict the future with basic probabilistic thinking - MM #10 and #25.<br />•<b>How to strategically allocate your time and resources for biggest impact - MM #27 and #30.</b><br /><br /><h2><u>Think in models and always be a step ahead. Scroll up and click the BUY NOW BUTTON to become exceptional.</u></h2><br />
Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish: A Creative and Proven Approach
by Margarita Madrigal

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

September 26, 2012

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<b>Learn the basics of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use guide by one of America's most prominent language teachers. </b><br /><br />Anyone can read, write, and speak Spanish in only a few short weeks with this unique and proven method, which completely eliminates rote memorization and boring drills. With original black and white illustration by Andy Warhol, <b><i>Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish</i></b> will provide readers with a solid foundation upon with to build their language skills.
After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
by George Steiner

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English

Pages

520

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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<DIV><B>“A brilliant work . . . A dazzling meditation on the very nature of language itself” from the world-renowned scholar and author of <I>The Poetry of Thought</I> (<I>Kirkus Reviews</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> In his classic work, literary critic and scholar George Steiner tackles what he considers the Babel “problem”: Why, over the course of history, have humans developed thousands of different languages when the social, material, and economic advantages of a single tongue are obvious? Steiner argues that different cultures’ desires for privacy and exclusivity led to each developing its own language. Translation, he believes, is at the very heart of human communication, and thus at the heart of human nature. From our everyday perception of the world around us, to creativity and the uninhibited imagination, to the often inexplicable poignancy of poetry, we are constantly translating—even from our native language.</DIV>
The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Lea...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

202

Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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<h2><b>How to learn effectively when you have to be <i>both the teacher and student</i>. Work smarter and <i>save yourself countless hours.</i></b></h2> <br />Self-learning is not just about performing better in the classroom or the office. <b>It’s about being able to aim your life in whatever direction you choose and conquering the obstacles in front of you.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Replicable methods and insights to build expertise from ground zero.</b></h2><br /><u><b>The Science of Self-Learning</b></u> focuses not only on learning, but what it means to direct your own learning. Anyone can read a book, but what about more? You will learn to deconstruct a topic and then construct your own syllabus and plan. <b>Gathering information, initial research, having a dialogue with new information - unlock these skills and you will unlock your life.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Make complex topics painless and less intimidating to approach and break down.</b></h2> <br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Develop habits and skills to fulfill your career or hobby goals.</b></h2><br />•Understand the learning success pyramid and how self-regulation and confidence impact learning.<br />•<b>How to stay motivated in tedious and tiring learning.</b><br />•The SQ3R Method and conversing with information.<br /><br /><h2><b>Science-based methods to help your brain absorb and retain more.</b></h2><br />•Speed reading and comprehension.<br />•<b>How to plan and schedule like Benjamin Franklin.</b><br />•How to extract information like juice from an orange.<br /><br /><h2><b>Most people have multiple careers in their lives. Self-learning is how you keep up and adapt.</b></h2> <br />The only thing that is given in life is that it will change. Seasons change. Moods change. You will change. Whatever happens, you will need to adapt to your new circumstances. Survival of the fittest isn’t just something that exists in science textbooks - it’s what happens in every phase of your life. <b>The ability to learn is what determines whether you sink or swim.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Gain the competitive edge and upgrade yourself by learning how to learn: scroll up and click the BUY NOW button.</b></h2> <br />
Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception
by Pamela Meyer

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

July 14, 2010

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<p>GET TO THE TRUTH</p><p>People--friends, family members, work colleagues, salespeople--lie to us all the time. Daily, hourly, constantly. None of us is immune, and all of us are victims. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. </p><p>Now there's something we can do about it. Pamela Meyer's <i>Liespotting</i> links three disciplines--facial recognition training, interrogation training, and a comprehensive survey of research in the field--into a specialized body of information developed specifically to help business leaders detect deception and get the information they need to successfully conduct their most important interactions and transactions. </p><p>Some of the nation's leading business executives have learned to use these methods to root out lies in high stakes situations. <i>Liespotting</i> for the first time brings years of knowledge--previously found only in the intelligence community, police training academies, and universities--into the corporate boardroom, the manager's meeting, the job interview, the legal proceeding, and the deal negotiation.</p><p>WHAT'S IN THE BOOK?</p><p>Learn communication secrets previously known only to a handful of scientists, interrogators and intelligence specialists.</p><p><i>Liespotting</i> reveals what's hiding in plain sight in every business meeting, job interview and negotiation: </p><p>- The single most dangerous facial expression to watch out for in business & personal relationships</p><p>- 10 questions that get people to tell you anything</p><p>- A simple 5-step method for spotting and stopping the lies told in nearly every high-stakes business negotiation and interview</p><p>- Dozens of postures and facial expressions that should instantly put you on Red Alert for deception </p><p>- The telltale phrases and verbal responses that separate truthful stories from deceitful ones</p><p>- How to create a circle of advisers who will guarantee your success</p>

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