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Gifts - Ursula K. Le Guin

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Gifts


Scattered among poor, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands possess gifts. Wondrous gifts: the ability--with a glance, a gesture, a word--to summon animals, bring forth fire, move the land. Fearsome gifts: They can twist a limb, chain a mind, inflict a wasting illness. The Uplanders live in constant fear that one family might unleash its gift against another. Two young people, friends since childhood, decide not to use their gifts. One, a girl, refuses to bring animals to their death in the hunt. The other, a boy, wears a blindfold lest his eyes and his anger kill.

In this beautifully crafted story, Ursula K. Le Guin writes of the proud cruelty of power, of how hard it is to grow up, and of how much harder still it is to find, in the world's darkness, gifts of light.

Includes a reader's guide and a sample chapter from the companion title Voices.

Keep It Together: 200+ tips, tricks, lists, and solutions for everyday life-paperback - Kirsten Lagatree

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Keep It Together: 200+ tips, tricks, lists, and solutions for everyday life-paperback


For anyone juggling a home, a career, and a social life, Keep It Together offers hundreds of how to�s � from organizing a closet to hosting a party; from stocking a pantry to buying stocks; and from finding a physician to healing a friendship. From the mundane household chore to unexpected life challenges, Keep it Together provides expert advice on simplifying everyday responsibilities.

Discover the Power of Critical Thinking: 30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living, Revised and Expanded - Linda Elder, Richard W. Paul

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Discover the Power of Critical Thinking: 30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living, Revised and Expanded


Better critical thinking can transform your life and help you improve every decision you make Now, in just 30 days, master specific, easy-to-learn critical thinking techniques that help you cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices in every area of your life -- from work and money to intimate relationships. World-renowned critical thinking experts Dr. Linda Elder and Dr. Richard Paul show how to overcome poor thinking habits caused by self-delusion or out-of-control emotions... clarify what you really want... recognize what you don't know... ask better questions... resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy... critically evaluate what you're told by advertisers, politicians, your boss, and even your family... avoid worrying, conformism, and blame. Every day, you'll focus on a specific thinking habit, mastering practical strategies for achieving results, tracking your progress, gaining confidence, and getting smarter Expanded, improved, and easier to use, "Discover the Power of Critical Thinking, Revised and ""Expanded "edition offers today's most complete, practical plan for using critical thinking to build a better life. This edition adds five new "days" of critical thinking workouts, delivering even more powerful "life improvement" ideas. Brand-new illustrations and diagrams help you see the direct relevance of critical thinking in your own life, and you'll find a practical new introduction to the authors' Paul-Elder Framework for Critical Thinking, which is now being used by critical thinkers worldwide

Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You'll Ever Love - Power of Moms

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Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You'll Ever Love


We believe that family life is beautiful and that motherhood is a privilege. But we also believe it is often really hard to see all that beauty when we're in the midst of mothering. So often, we feel like we're spread too thin. We feel like we don't match up. Our hearts want to do more than our hands can manage. And every day, as we cycle through household duties, discipline, errands, conversations, teaching, and hundreds of unexpecteds, we're often left tired, worried, and in need of some extra inspiration and encouragement. Power of Moms is an online community of deliberate mothers. Since 2007, millions of mothers from all backgrounds who are striving to be the best they can be have gathered to our website to learn and grow together. Time and again, our posts receive comments that say something like, "I am going to print this out and put it on my nightstand so I can read it again and again." We've been concerned about those nightstands . . . getting all cluttered up with paper. So we've selected dozens of our most popular posts and compiled them neatly into this book "just for you." Becoming Our Best Selves Getting Through Hard Times Remembering the Meaning in Motherhood Shifting Our Perspectives Savoring the Moments This book isn't just a book. It's a tangible representation of a living, breathing community of mothers. Motherhood is the hardest job we'll ever love, and it's so much better when we're doing it together.

The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (Esalen Book) - Abraham Maslow, Henry Geiger, Bretha G. Maslow

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The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (Esalen Book)


Abraham H. Maslow was one of the foremost spokespersons of humanistic psychology. In The Farthest Reaches of Human Nature, an extension of his classic Toward a Psychology of Being, Maslow explores the complexities of human nature by using both the empirical methods of science and the aesthetics of philosophical inquiry. With essays on biology, synergy, creativity, cognition, self-actualization, and the hierarchy of needs, this posthumous work is a wide-ranging synthesis of Maslow's inspiring and influential ideas.

The Last American Man - Elizabeth Gilbert

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The Last American Man


Finalist for the National Book Award 2002

In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway. In 1977, at the age of seventeen, Conway left his family's comfortable suburban home to move to the Appalachian Mountains. For more than two decades he has lived there, making fire with sticks, wearing skins from animals he has trapped, and trying to convince Americans to give up their materialistic lifestyles and return with him back to nature. To Gilbert, Conway's mythical character challenges all our assumptions about what it is to be a modern man in America; he is a symbol of much we feel how our men should be, but rarely are.

Weight Loss for Women - 21 Weight Loss Tips to Flatten, Tighten, and Tone (Healthy Weight Loss Tips for Women that Work Fast - With Weight Training for Women) - Aubrey Azzaro, Jessica Alexander

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Weight Loss for Women - 21 Weight Loss Tips to Flatten, Tighten, and Tone (Healthy Weight Loss Tips for Women that Work Fast - With Weight Training for Women)


Weight Loss for Women Has Never Been Easier

Learn 21 proven Weight Loss tips that will melt fat, blast off blubber, and give you the beach body you always wanted

Don't let your weight control the way you go about life. Get a handle on the way you look and feel today!

The good news is that *YOU* any Women can lose weight safely and effectively with the right knowledge and game plan. This book will show you 21 laser focused tips to accelerate fat loss.

Weight Loss for Women - 21 Weight Loss Tips to Flatten, Tighten, and Tone

* How to Monitor your Progress
* Why you should eliminate "diet" from your vocabulary
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* Improving your body image
* The importance of portion control
* Why it's important to never settle
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Make your Weight loss goals a realityThe time is now. This book will show you EXACTLY how any woman can effectively lose fat and get in tip top shape.

This book was written for women by a woman. I know exactly how it used to feel to be overweight and by using the tips I share in the book I conquered my own weight problems.

I will take you by the hand and show you the exact methods I used to get rid of my excess body fat This book will change the way you look at women's weight loss.

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Believe and Achieve: W. Clement Stone's 17 Principles of Success - W. Clement Stone, Michael Ritt

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Believe and Achieve: W. Clement Stone's 17 Principles of Success


"Believe and Achieve" explains exactly how the personal, intellectual, attitudinal, fraternal, and spiritual principles used by the likes of Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and F.W. Woolworth as well as modern achievers like Tom Monaghan, Mary Kay Ash, Larry King, and Steve Jobs can be applied by you to reach your goals. Whatever you believe you want to do with your life, we believe you can accomplish it, and more, by applying the ideas that are in this book.

The Complete Book of Juicing, Revised and Updated: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality - Michael Murray

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The Complete Book of Juicing, Revised and Updated: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality


With fifty new recipes and new information on the benefits of juicing and juice cleanses, here is the completely revised and updated edition of this juicing category killer.

The first completely revised edition of this juicing classic, The Complete Book of Juicing is packed with new information on super fruits such as pomegranate and papaya, weight-loss and juice fasts, immune function, juicers, and more. With one hundred fruit and vegetable recipes and a fresh new package, this book is a user-friendly and fun necessity for any juicing kitchen.

Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional - Dale Archer

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Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional


A New York Times Bestseller

A groundbreaking new view of human psychology that shows how eight key traits of human behavior—long perceived as liabilities—can be important hidden strengths.

What if the inattentiveness that makes school or work a challenge holds the secret to your future as an entrepreneur? What if the shyness in groups that you hate is the source of deep compassion for others? What if the anxiety and nervousness you often feel can actually help energize you? What if the mood swings you sometimes experience can
be the source of tremendous creativity?

Renowned psychiatrist and popular on-air personality Dr. Dale Archer believes that labels for behavior like “ADHD,” “bipolar,” and “OCD” are normal human qualities—and contends that we all experience these and other psychological traits to some extent, yet fail to leverage the significant advantages they can offer. Worse, we stigmatize one another for these prevalent, widely shared aspects of our personalities.

In Better Than Normal, Dr. Archer offers an empowering framework for redefining what constitutes mental health. Drawing on his twenty years of clinical experience, he describes eight traits of human behavior—heretofore known
only as psychiatric diagnoses. Each of these occurs along a continuum rather than as a simple on-off switch (where “off ” means we’re fine, and “on” means we’ve got a problem). These are the aspects of our personality that we worry about the most, but these are also the very things that make us distinctive and different.

According to Dr. Archer, each of us has a unique personality that emerges from our hardwired genetics and individual life experiences. With Better Than Normal, you can map your individual characteristics by taking the eight trait
self-assessment quiz and see how what makes you different can indeed make you exceptional. Filled with engaging anecdotes and practical tools to help you capitalize on your unique characteristics, Better Than Normal offers a new and liberating way to look at ourselves and others.