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Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room...
by Gretchen Rubin

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English

Pages

239

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • In this lovely, easy-to-use illustrated guide to decluttering, the beloved author of <i>The Happiness Project </i>shows us how to take control of our <i>stuff</i>—and, by extension, our lives.</b><br />  <br /> Gretchen Rubin knows firsthand that creating order can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. But for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. When we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we<b> </b>can find inner calm.<br />  <br /> With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people, Rubin suggests dozens of manageable tips and tricks for creating a more serene, orderly environment, including:<br />  <br /> • Never label anything “miscellaneous.”<br /> • Ask yourself, “Do I need more than <i>one</i>?”<br /> • Don’t aim for minimalism.<br /> • Remember: If you can’t retrieve it, you won’t use it.<br /> • Stay current with a child’s interests.<br /> • Beware the urge to “procrasticlear.”<br />  <br /> By getting rid of things we don’t use, don’t need, or don’t love, we free our minds (and our shelves) for what we truly value.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondō

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show <i>Tidying Up with Marie Kondo</i>.</b><br /><br /> Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br /> Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). <br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
Finding Home (Hometown Harbor Series Book 1)
by Tammy L. Grace

Language

English

Pages

259

Publication Date

January 21, 2014

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<h3><strong>A woman’s middle-aged heart destroyed by love and loss.  A divorced handyman who has given up on dating. Can small town dreams bring them both together?</strong><br /></h3><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p>Sam needs a do-over.  Shattered by her husband's infidelities after twenty-five years of marriage, she is plagued by constant fear and loneliness.  With only her dog, she sets out to make a quaint island community her new home.</p><p>Sam searches for a carpenter.  Jeff, a retired firefighter turned handyman, answers her call.  As Jeff works on her projects, he can’t resist falling for her…or her pies. Sam's not looking for romance, but can’t deny their budding relationship.</p><p>When she least expects it, the pain of her past comes hurtling back at her.  While torn between love and friendship, Sam must face her fears and make a choice.  Will she risk the chance for a family and home she’s been longing for all her life?</p><p><strong><em>Finding Home</em></strong> is the first book in the Hometown Harbor Series, featuring emotional journeys of women in midlife, with a touch of romance. If you like escaping with heartwarming stories filled with friendship and family, dogs, and second chances, then you’ll love Tammy L. Grace’s tale of old wounds and new possibilities.<br /></p><p>Treat yourself to the first book in the series readers describe as <strong>“the perfect escape, captivating, heartwarming, and inspirational”</strong> today.<br /></p><p>Read more from award-winning author, Tammy L. Grace<br /></p><p><u><strong>HOMETOWN HARBOR SERIES</strong></u><br /></p><ul><li>Hometown Harbor: The Beginning (Prequel Novella)<br /></li><li>Finding Home<br /></li><li>Home Blooms</li><li>Promise of Home</li><li>Pieces of Home</li><li>Finally Home<br /></li></ul><p><u><strong>COOPER HARRINGTON DETECTIVE NOVELS</strong></u><br /></p><ul><li>Killer Music<br /></li><li>Deadly Connection</li><li>Dead Wrong</li></ul><p><u><strong>GLASS BEACH COTTAGE SERIES</strong></u><br /></p><ul><li>Beach Haven<br /></li></ul><p><u><strong>STAND-ALONE BOOKS</strong></u><br /></p><ul><li>A Season of Hope (Christmas Novella)<br /></li></ul>
Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog
by Dave Barry

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author of <i>Dave Barry Turns 40</i> now shows </b><b>how to age gracefully, taking cues from his beloved and highly intelligent dog, Lucy.</b><BR><BR>Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades—and even Obama’s inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.<BR> <BR>Laugh-out-loud hilarious, whether he’s trying to “Pay Attention to the People You Love” (even when your brain is not listening) or deciding to “Let Go of Your Anger,” Dave Barry’s <i>Lessons From Lucy</i> is a witty and wise guide to joyous living.
The Mueller Report: Report on the Investigation into Russian Inte...
by Robert S Mueller

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English

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Publication Date

June 05, 2019

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The wait for The Mueller Report is over. This strikingly designed edition has been prepared by expert typographers – allowing for an optimised, immersive reading experience. <br /><br />"From the moment [the report] was published, two separate news universes took shape. In one, the special counsel's report was presented as a smoking-gun chronicle of high crimes and misdemeanours. In the other, it was heralded as a credibility-shredding blow to the president's opponents."—The Atlantic<br /><br />Make up your own mind. The Mueller Report is a must read political blockbuster.
How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the...
by Gregory Berns

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<p><b><i>A Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller.</b></p><p>The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that’s uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly “man’s best friend.” But do dogs love us the way we love them? Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades using MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, but a different question still nagged at him: What is my dog thinking?</p><p>After his family adopted Callie, a shy, skinny terrier mix, Berns decided that there was only one way to answer that question—use an MRI machine to scan the dog’s brain. His colleagues dismissed the idea. Everyone knew that dogs needed to be restrained or sedated for MRI scans. But if the military could train dogs to operate calmly in some of the most challenging environments, surely there must be a way to train dogs to sit in an MRI scanner.</p><p>With this radical conviction, Berns and his dog would embark on a remarkable journey and be the first to glimpse the inner workings of the canine brain. Painstakingly, the two worked together to overcome the many technical, legal, and behavioral hurdles. Berns’s research offers surprising results on how dogs empathize with human emotions, how they love us, and why dogs and humans share one of the most remarkable friendships in the animal kingdom.</p><p><i>How Dogs Love Us</i> answers the age-old question of dog lovers everywhere and offers profound new evidence that dogs should be treated as we would treat our best human friends: with love, respect, and appreciation for their social and emotional intelligence.</p>
Summer Snoops Unleashed: 14 Furr-ocious Mysteries and Cozy Crimes
by , Joanna Campbell Slan

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English

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Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<h2>Summertime Murders are RUFF</h2><p><br /><h2>ALL BRAND NEW STORIES!</h2><p><br /><br />Looking for cool cozies for hot summer days? Then you'll love this purr-fectly paw-some cozy mystery boxed set from fourteen USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best-selling authors.</p><p>We've pulled out all the stops with Summer Snoops Unleashed! Enjoy hours of fun sniffing out clues on sandy beaches, shimmering waterways, and at small-town celebrations in these brand-new stories full of wily sleuths, cagey plots, and un-fur-gettable tails!</p><p>Fetch your copy now to get these furr-ocious new cozy mysteries and woof it up with us!</p><h3>They're howlingly good reads!</h3><h2><u>All preorders support best lives for pets!</u></h2><br /><br />Here’s a sampling of stories…<br />WSJ and USA Best Selling Author Judith Lucci – The Most Glittery Crime of the Year: The Jewel Heist – An Artzy Chicks Mystery<br />WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Anna Celeste Burke ¬- Radical Regatta! Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery #4<br />WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Colleen Mooney - Fireworks, Forensics & Felonies <br />USA Today Best Selling Author Fiona Quinn - YOURS. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished<br />Amazon Best Selling Author Maria Grazia Swan - Pies, Lies and a Last Goodbye<br />USA Today Best Selling Author Kelly Hashway - You Can't Judge a Crime by its Aura<br />WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Kim Hunt Harris - Yankee Doodle Deadly: A Trailer Park Princess Novella<br />WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Susan Boles – Death in Mercy<br />Best Selling Author Amazon Lisa B. Thomas – Sharpe Pain: A Corpse in the Cabin<br />Amazon Best Selling Author Emily Selby - Death and Taxes on a Cloud<br />Amazon Best Selling Author Joanna Campbell Slan - Ruff Justice: Second Chance Adventure #5<br />WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Ava Mallory - High Heel Homicide: A Holly Woods Mystery Novella<br />Amazon Best Selling Author Chelsea Thomas - A Knead to Kill<br />WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Sam Cheever - Spunky Bumpkin<br />
Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraor...
by Ingrid Fetell Lee

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<div><div><b>Next Big Idea Club selection -- chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant as one of the "two most groundbreaking new nonfiction reads of the season!"</b></div><div><b> </b></div><div><b><i><br /></i></b></div><div><b><i>Inc</i>'s "10 Most Inspiring Books of 2018"</b></div><div><b><i>Real Simple</i>'s "Best Books of 2018"</b></div><div><b><i>Elle</i>'s "29 Best Books of 2018" </b></div><div><b><i>TechCrunch</i>'s "Favorite Things of 2018"</b></div></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>"This book has the power to change everything! Writing with depth, wit, and insight, Ingrid Fetell Lee shares all you need to know in order to create external environments that give rise to inner joy."--Susan Cain, author of <i>Quiet</i> and founder of Quiet Revolution</b></div> <b><div><br /></div>Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee presents groundbreaking research to explain how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life.</b><br /> <br />Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons. <br /><br />We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy? <br /><br />In <i>Joyful</i>, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives. <br />
Unf*ck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess
by Rachel Hoffman

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English

Pages

222

Publication Date

January 03, 2017

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<p>"The perfect housekeeping guide for somebody who is overwhelmed with their mess and can’t figure out how to start."<b> –Lifehacker</b></p><p>“An accessible guide on how to clean for normal people."<b> –Livestrong</b></p><p>"It actually changed my life and my home; I’m serious."<b> –Book Riot</b></p><p>Finally, a housekeeping and organizational system developed for those of us who'd describe our current living situation as a “f*cking mess” that we're desperate to fix. <i>Unf*ck Your Habitat</i> is for anyone who has been left behind by traditional aspirational systems. The ones that ignore single people with full-time jobs; people without kids but living with roommates; and people with mental illnesses or physical limitations. Most organizational books are aimed at traditional homemakers, DIYers, and people who seem to have unimaginable amounts of free time. They assume we all iron our sheets, have linen napkins to match our table runners, and can keep plants alive for longer than a week. Basically, they ignore most of us living here in the real world!</p><p>Interspersed with lists and challenges, this practical, no-nonsense advice relies on a 20/10 system (20 minutes of cleaning followed by a 10-minute break; no marathon cleaning allowed) to help you develop lifelong habits. It motivates you to embrace a new lifestyle in manageable sections so you can actually start applying the tactics as you progress. For everyone stuck between <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up </i>and<i> Adulting</i>, this philosophy is more realistic than aspirational, but the goal is the same: not everyone will have a showcase of a home, but whatever your habitat, you deserve for it to bring you happiness, not stress.</p>
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing a...
by Marie Kondo

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English

Pages

298

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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<b>The follow-up to the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, </i>from the star of the<i> </i>hit Netflix series <i>Tidying Up with Marie Kondo</i>.</b><br /><br /> Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.

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