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American History By The State: Interesting Stories And Random Fac...
by Bill O'Neill

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English

Pages

377

Publication Date

May 02, 2019

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Rich history, important figures and massive events that rocked the entire continent; each of the 50 states comprising the United States has been the scene of enormous moments in history that are the subject of study all over the world.<br /><br />Knowing such facts and being able to recognize the details of culture, folklore and sports (among many other pieces of trivia) are gifts that very few have, even those that can boast living in certain states all of their life.<br /><br />In this American History by the State Box Set, we provide you with the trivia and facts surrounding three of the most emblematic states in the U.S.: Texas, New York and California:<br /><br /><ul><li>Learn how Texas earned its name, “The Lone Star State”, as well as discovering more about its mysteries in The Great Book of Texas.</li><li>Discover just how the beloved Statue of Liberty found its way into history and became quite possibly the most recognized city emblem in the world in our Great Book of New York.</li><li>Open the floodgates of knowledge surrounding the powerful media industry in the Golden State and find out more about how it came to reach its peak in the Great Book of California!</li></ul>Every state has its history and every history has its facts – our goal is to provide you with everything you will need to know, and which not even your professors or parents taught you.<br /><br />Get it today and start learning just what makes each state across the United States unlike any other!<br /><br /><br />
Questions for Couples: 469 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starter...
by , Ashley Kusi

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

April 26, 2017

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<h2>Questions for Couples: 469 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starters for Connecting, Building Trust, and Rekindling Intimacy</h2><br />Do you find it difficult coming up with <b>thought-provoking conversation starters</b> or topics to discuss with your partner?<br /><br />Do you want to discover <b>insightful questions</b> that can lead to having deeper, exciting, and more meaningful conversations as a couple?<br /><br />Don't have much to talk about except the day-to-day life activities?<br /><br /><h2>If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone.</h2><br />We all want to have better, more substantial and <b>engaging conversations</b> every day with our significant other.<br /><br />However, knowing where to start or the right questions to ask can be a challenge when things become routine. That's why we wrote <em>Questions for Couples</em>.<br /><br />We have used these open-ended questions to get to know each other more deeply, have better conversations, and improve our relationship. We believe these questions will do the same for your relationship too.<br /><br /><h2>In <em>Questions for Couples</em>, you will discover:</h2><br />1. <b>469 Thought-provoking conversation starters for connecting, building trust, and rekindling intimacy in your relationship.</b><br /><br />2. Fun, engaging, and open-ended questions that will lead to some of the best conversations you have had in a while with your partner, bring you closer and really get you learning about each other.<br /><br />3. <b>Creative conversation starters for communicating and expressing your feelings, needs, and desires.</b><br /><br />4. Refreshing questions you can discuss with each other on a weekly basis to help you grow your relationship, as well as personal development. Simply select 365 questions that you love, and use them for a 365 Days of Questions Challenge with your partner.<br /><br />5. <b>Thought-provoking questions that will help you talk about things you might never think of on your own, which is especially helpful if you are looking for something new to talk about.</b><br /><br />6. Inspiring conversation starters for setting yearly goals as a couple, so you can grow together while achieving them.<br /><br />7. <b>Exciting sex questions that will get you talking and sharing your sexual desires, so you can have better and more satisfying sex.</b><br /><br />And much more.<br /><br /><h2>You can have great conversations when you know what questions to ask. </h2><br />You just need the right questions. <br /><br />Open-ended questions that will <b>spark deeper conversations</b>, so you can discover and learn more about yourself, and your partner.<br /><br /><h2>Whether you are dating, in a committed relationship, engaged, married, or in a long-distance relationship, this book is for you.</h2><br /><em>Questions for Couples</em> will get you talking for hours, even if you have very little to talk about. Plus because it’s pocket-sized, you can easily take this book everywhere; for road trips, coffee dates, to date nights dinner or events, the beach, vacation trips, etc. <br /><br />Scroll to the top to download your copy of this questions book for couples <b>today.</b><br /><br />Click the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.
The Little Black Book of Writers' Wisdom
by Skyhorse Publishing

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English

Pages

223

Publication Date

August 01, 2013

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<DIV><B>Quotations from famous authors about the writing process—to inspire you, advise you, or just make you laugh.</B><BR />  <BR /> “Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.” —Gene Fowler<BR />  <BR /> Anyone who has ever wanted—or been required—to create something more complicated than a shopping list or a tweet knows how challenging writing can be. We use words all the time, yet putting them in written form can feel like a daunting task.<BR />  <BR /> This book collects quotes about the creative process and the writing life from a variety of authors—even the most celebrated and successful of whom have sometimes struggled with self-doubt and felt blocked. Here are the wisest and wittiest utterances on such subjects as why we write (Ernest Hemingway: “I have a good life but I must write because if I do not write a certain amount I do not enjoy the rest of my life.”); how to write (Anton Chekhov: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”); and writing for money (Cormac McCarthy: “I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.”).<BR />  <BR /> It has been said that reading won’t make you a good writer, but it will make you a <I>better</I> writer. Dip into this lively and useful treasure trove, and you’ll be well on your way.</DIV>
1123 Hard To Believe Facts: From the Creator of the Popular Trivi...
by Nayden Kostov

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

July 25, 2016

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The book will be your strongest ally in combatting social awkwardness and will arm you with plenty of icebreaking pieces of trivia, suitable for any occasion.<br /><br />Following the success of my site RaiseYourBrain and numerous requests from readers, I decided to compile some of the most interesting facts in a book. That's why I decided to collect the best gems of breath-taking trivia and to present you a great compilation of verified facts, suitable for a broad audience. This is the result of years of sifting through history and reference books on a myriad of subjects as well as searching the Internet and paying attention to the news. <br /><br />This book is intended to be fun for anyone older than 14 - even the most ‘spicy’ entries, neatly separated in the chapter "Facts about human and animal sexuality”, remain factual and abstain from profanity. To my greatest delight, an avid reader of my site explained that she has been preparing daily fact sheets for her son’s lunch box. She prints out three facts every day to create some lunchtime fun for her son, thus enticing him to read more and provoking his intellectual curiosity. I wish my parents had done something like that for me!<br /><br />I confess that most trivia books are insufferably boring. This book is different, packed with interesting, educational and fun ingredients; it seeks to entertain as well as challenge. It will provide you with never-ending intellectual ammunition for a lifetime of dinner parties. You will amaze your friends and family by recounting to them that the greatest Chinese pirate of all times was a woman, or that herrings use flatulence to communicate!
Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used
by Peter Block

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English

Pages

357

Publication Date

January 31, 2011

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This <i>Third Edition</i> to Peter Block's <i>Flawless Consulting</i> addresses business changes and new challenges since the second edition was written ten years ago. It tackles the challenges next-generation consultants face, including more guidance on how to ask better questions, dealing with difficult clients, working in an increasingly virtual world, how to cope with complexities in international consulting, case studies, and guidelines on implementation. Also included are illustrative examples and exercises to help you cement the guides offered.
Stop Anxiety from Stopping You: The Breakthrough Program For Conq...
by Helen Odessky

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English

Pages

236

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Learn How to Stop Anxiety from Stopping You</strong></h3><br /></p><p>If you have read <em>Girl Wash Your Face, Reviving Ophelia, 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions</em> or <em>Start Where You Are</em>─you will want to read <em>Stop Anxiety from Stopping You</em>.</p><p><strong>Breakthrough Program:</strong> Our pace of life has increased exponentially in the last few decades. We are often too busy or preoccupied to attend to our emotions until they hit with the strength of a tornado. When signs of anxiety and panic appear, they ravage our lives, our dreams and our spirit. Dr. Helen Odessky, Psy. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, anxiety expert, author and speaker who runs a private practice in Chicago that is focused on anxiety, OCD and panic treatment. In her book, <em>Stop Anxiety from Stopping You: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Panic and Social Anxiety, </em>Dr. Odessky gives you the tools to learn how to overcome anxiety and how to stop panic attacks, using practical real-life solutions. </p><p><strong>How to overcome anxiety and how to stop a panic attack:</strong> It is now possible to stop anxiety from stopping us in our tracks. In her book, Dr. Odessky helps you understand the process of anxiety, and how to arm yourself with strategies that work. Dr. Odessky draws on her years of clinical experience to guide you through the process of not only learning how to overcome anxiety, but also how to enrich your life. <em>Stop Anxiety from Stopping You </em>will show you how to stop anxiety and how to stop panic attacks in an easy to implement six-step framework. You will learn about:</p><ul><li>Signs of anxiety</li><li>How to overcome anxiety</li><li>How to stop panic attacks</li><li>How to treat anxiety</li></ul>
The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from th...
by Thomas Morris

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English

Pages

367

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<b><b>"Delightfully horrifying."--</b><b><i>Popular Science</i></b><br /><b>One of Mental Floss's Best Books of 2018</b><br /><b>One of Science Friday's Best Science Books of 2018</b><br /><br /><b>This wryly humorous collection of stories about bizarre medical treatments and cases offers a unique portrait of a bygone era in all its jaw-dropping weirdness. </b></b><br /><br />A puzzling series of dental explosions beginning in the nineteenth century is just one of many strange tales that have long lain undiscovered in the pages of old medical journals. Award-winning medical historian Thomas Morris delivers one of the most remarkable, cringe-inducing collections of stories ever assembled. Witness Mysterious Illnesses (such as the Rhode Island woman who peed through her nose), Horrifying Operations (1781: A French soldier in India operates on his own bladder stone), Tall Tales (like the "amphibious infant" of Chicago, a baby that could apparently swim underwater for half an hour), Unfortunate Predicaments (such as that of the boy who honked like a goose after inhaling a bird's larynx), and a plethora of other marvels. <br /><br />Beyond a series of anecdotes, these painfully amusing stories reveal a great deal about the evolution of modern medicine. Some show the medical profession hopeless in the face of ailments that today would be quickly banished by modern drugs; but others are heartening tales of recovery against the odds, patients saved from death by the devotion or ingenuity of a conscientious doctor.<br /><br />However embarrassing the ailment or ludicrous the treatment, every case in <i>The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth</i> tells us something about the knowledge (and ignorance) of an earlier age, along with the sheer resilience of human life.
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, ...
by David McRaney

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 27, 2011

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<b> An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. </b><p>You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK- delusions keep us sane. <i>You Are Not So Smart</i> is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework.</p><p>Based on the popular blog of the same name, <i>You Are Not So Smart</i> collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday, including: </p><ul> <li>Dunbar's Number - Humans evolved to live in bands of roughly 150 individuals, the brain cannot handle more than that number. If you have more than 150 Facebook friends, they are surely not all real friends. </li> <li>Hindsight bias - When we learn something new, we reassure ourselves that we knew it all along. </li> <li>Confirmation bias - Our brains resist new ideas, instead paying attention only to findings that reinforce our preconceived notions. </li> <li>Brand loyalty - We reach for the same brand not because we trust its quality but because we want to reassure ourselves that we made a smart choice the last time we bought it. <p></p> <p>Packed with interesting sidebars and quick guides on cognition and common fallacies, <i>You Are Not So Smart</i> is a fascinating synthesis of cutting-edge psychology research to turn our minds inside out.</p> </li></ul>
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
by Knopf

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 23, 2013

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<p>Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.”<br />  <br /> Kafka is one of 161 inspired—and inspiring—minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his “male configurations”. . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced “every pleasure imaginable.”<br /><br /> Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . .<br /><br /> Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to “clear the brain”).</p>
Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far,...
by Ken Napzok

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English

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Publication Date

May 15, 2019

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<strong></strong><h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Rediscover All the Reasons Why You Love <em>Star Wars</em></strong></h3><p><strong>Celebrate the greatest saga ever told:</strong> All of us who are deeply influenced by the epic saga of <em>Star Wars</em> have our favorite moments. Each time the screen goes black and you see those words— “A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away”—the music blasts through you and you’re a kid again. Ken Napzok, expert appreciator of <em>Star Wars</em>, counts down each one of those special moments that makes this series not just the best movies of all time, but the Greatest Saga Ever Told.</p><p><strong>Become a scholar of <em>Star Wars</em>:</strong> What began as one movie about good people, evil oppressors, and the space wizards that stood between them has exploded into a franchise. The moments that continue to inspire are on screen and in the pages of novels. They are found in the panels of comic books and among animated sequences on television. And they all continue to grow in stature, importance, and myth through discussions, debates, and daydreams.</p><p><strong>The Perfect <em>Star Wars</em> Dad Gift:</strong> Spread the love to old and new fans. Countless numbers of us have been inspired by these classic epic tales, and we all have a favorite moment that hooked us. Rediscover each one of those moments and share them with the last and next generation of fans. This <em>Star Wars</em> book is the perfect Dad gift, Niece gift, Best Friend gift, and general token of appreciation for the fans in your life. </p><p><strong><em>Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away </em></strong>is a shared story of fandom. Classic moments include:</p><ul><li>The first shots of the ragtag Rebels running from the monstrous Galactic Empire</li><li>Young Anakin winning the podrace</li><li>And the first time we saw the crackle of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber</li></ul><p><strong><em>Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away</em></strong> <strong>is the ultimate gift</strong> f<strong>or the film buff who has binged all <em>1001 Movies to See Before You Die</em>, and the superfans who covet <em>Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia </em>and <em>Star Wars: Complete Locations.</em></strong></p><strong><em></em></strong>

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