A Self-Guided Workbook for Highly Effective Teens

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Updated and redesigned, A Self-Guided Workbook for Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey is a short, quick, and user friendly companion to the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. This compact workbook provides the same engaging activities, interactives, and self-evaluations but now graphically more engaging to help teens understand and apply the power of the Habits. Sean Covey has helped countless teens make better decisions and improve their sense of self-worth.

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LaToya's Life

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LaToya Forever ─ Life, love and laughter with a great YouTube star

YouTube star: LaToya "LaToya Forever" Ali has been putting a smile on people’s faces since 2009 when she first picked up a video camera and started sharing her fascinating thoughts, hilarious stories and moments from her life. She soon became one of the great YouTube stars. A hugely successful black woman as well as great YouTube star, LaToya continues to capture the hearts of millions with her playful, quirky, and inspirational vlog (and with the help of her adorable daughter and loving husband).

How she became LaToya Forever: However, LaToya didn’t always fit in. In this no-hold-barred inspirational memoir, she carefully looks back on her journey from friendless to “internet famous,” and her step-by-step journey from self-consciousness to self-loving. In her words, “Just being able to connect with people from all walks of life. My videos have made an impact…I feel like I’m making a positive change in the world.”

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Banish Your Inner Critic

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While it's easy to believe that the main barriers to being more productive, generating and developing ideas, and doing our best work are external (how many times have you vented to a coworker about "hitting a wall?"), the truth is that these frustrating blocks are most often in our own heads. What is the entity responsible for this? The Inner Critic.

The Inner Critic is relentless, driving us toward perfectionism and fanning the flames of self doubt, self-sabotage, and self criticism while dousing the sparks of creative ideas before they have a chance to develop. It encourages rationalization to help us feel better about snuffing out these sparks and keeps us believing that it's saving us from rejection, judgment, and failure. Worst of all, it makes us think all of this is our own idea.

How do we break free of something that feels like it's a natural part of who we are?

Denise Jacobs, Speaker, Author and Chief Creativity Evangelist of The Creative Dose, who speaks at web conferences and consults with tech companies worldwide, maps a way out in her latest work, Banish Your Inner Critic. This book is your manual and toolkit to help you not only reclaim your creativity and productivity, but bump it up to extreme productivity, clearing a path for you to find your zone more often - and stay in it longer.

Jacobs' guidebook will provide instant relief and lasting insight, showing you how to:

  • Identify and quiet the voice of self-sabotage in your head
  • Master three power practices to transform how you relate to yourself and your creativity forever
  • Overcome the fear of not knowing enough or not being original enough
  • Free yourself from comparisons, overwhelm, and self-criticism
  • Transform your self-talk into a tool for success
  • Generate more ideas than ever before
  • Embrace your expertise and share your brilliance with the world

Calling on neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness principles, and self-compassion research, deftly blended with personal storytelling, Jacobs presents approachable and immediately applicable techniques for putting your Inner Critic in its place. Banish Your Inner Critic will help you make your creative process more fluid and develop practices to cultivate innovation. When your next creative idea sparks into being, you will be ready to nurture it into a dazzling light of success.

Banish your Inner Critic to start doing your best work, achieving excellence, and contributing meaningfully to the world!

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Backwards and in Heels

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Backwards and in Heels ─ women in film and their struggle against bias

“…but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he (Fred Astaire) did, backwards and in high heels." - Bob Thaves

Women in film: When it comes to early Hollywood and the women who worked in it, it can be tough to sort out the exact truth. That’s where film reporter and critic Alicia Malone comes in. In her book, Backwards and in Heels, Malone builds on her experience within the industry to examine the torturous road that has led to the uneasy Hollywood climate of today. Wage gaps and bias in selecting leading roles are only some of the issues faced by women in film. 

Bias against women in Hollywood: Throughout the history of Hollywood, women have been at the forefront of its success. Starting with Nickelodeons and moving into feature films, crossing between silent flicks to summer blockbusters, women in Hollywood have done it all. Female writers, actors, and women directors and producers were essential in the booming success of the industry during the 20s and 30s. Yet, they’ve never received the respect they deserve. This story of gender inequality is all too familiar. And it needs to end! 

Thousands of women in film are standing up to Hollywood injustice: Join Malone as she champions Hollywood women of the past, present and future in the hopes of leveling out the field. Some of the women in film who are standing up to Hollywood injustice include:

• Jennifer Lawrence
• Emma Watson
• Mila Kunis
• Emmy Rossum
• Jessica Chastain
• and, Lena Dunham

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My Fairytale Wedding

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Desiree Siegfried-Hartsock, star of ABC’s The Bachelorette (2013 season), gives her best advice on how to have an extraordinary wedding, on an ordinary budget. In My Fairytale Wedding, Siegfried-Hartsock demystifies wedding planning and budgeting, offering super-practical tips on how to make your wedding a fabulous and memorable event. From small family weddings at home to breath-taking destination weddings, Siegfried-Hartsock guides you through everything you need for your dream wedding without breaking the bank.

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8 to Your IdealWeight

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Get real, get healthy, get empowered with MK Mueller's time-tested approach to reaching your ideal weight

Time-tested sugar free diet plan for reaching you ideal weight and finding that feeling of high self-esteem
Why do most diets fail? Because mental preparation is the most important first step and the majority of diets simply call for calorie restriction and food changes without the essential mind body connection that ensures success. 

The mind body connection: 
Author MK Mueller’s journey to her ideal weight was 40 years in the making with a trail of unsuccessful diets in her wake. It is very much about the mind body connection. Her sugar free diet, tried and true methodology is based on an 8 step program that will help you reach your ideal weight goals. And, most importantly, stay there. With her encouragement and gentle guidance, you can let go of the burden of living life as a weight number and reclaim your self-esteem and personal power.

Transformation: 
MK Mueller’s program is not about losing weight but "releasing” pounds that no longer serve you and hold you back by dragging you down and making you feel bad about yourself and vulnerable to health risks. Adjust your attitude first, then adjust the way you eat. MK Mueller’s 8 steps to ideal weight will help you achieve your goals and motivate you to keep going. The 8 to Your Ideal Weight sugar free diet plan outlined in MK Mueller’s breakthrough book will reshape your body. It offers you nothing less than transformation. 

• Heal the root cause of overeating
• Restore your energy
• Reboot your live

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Mission Entrepreneur

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Career military? Leaving the military for civilian life? Either way, you can leverage your experience into some great new business startup ideas. 

Military spouses can face serious challenges when trying to develop a career while part of the military life, or equally serious challenges when they transition to civilian life. But, help is on the way in Mission Entrepreneur: Applying Lessons from Military Life to Create Great Startup Ideas!

Finding startup ideas that can make you a business success: Are you trying to find your niche in our modern world of underemployment and the self-employed, where many are looking for great startup ideas and the opportunity to build wealth and find happiness and fulfillment? Some of the best startup ideas are yet to be discovered and Mission Entrepreneur will guide you through Jen E. Griswold's journey toward realizing her personal dream of becoming one of the successful women entrepreneurs. Experiencing underemployment as a military spouse, she learns how to turn her military experience into business success.

The underemployment problem: Being a military spouse comes with sacrifices. Spouses give up college degrees, careers and put other plans on hold due to military relocations. The country feels the effects. Reports show that 90% of female spouses face underemployment and countless income tax dollars are lost. As both a spouse and veteran for 20 years, Jen E. Griswold witnessed many spouses trying to keep a career going through their first few assignments. After multiple failed attempts and the addition of kids, they often gave up, deciding their efforts were futile. Their confidence waned and they began to question their self-worth.

Women entrepreneurs: Ironically, these same people have the perfect set of skills needed to become successful women entrepreneurs: work ethic, vision, passion, and resilience. These are the exact same skills that have helped them endure a life of sacrifice in the military. But, in most cases, they have given up on their own personal big visions to change the world. Using a lifetime of experience, military trained veterans entering the job force know how to manage the bumpy journey to becoming men and women entrepreneurs and finding those great startup ideas.

Mission Entrepreneur: From her extensive training in the Air Force and experience coaching women over the past several years, Griswold discovered that by giving back to her military community, she could change the world a little bit every day. America needs more men and women entrepreneurs who pay it forward and here is where we’ll start. Welcome to Mission Entrepreneur.

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7 Habitudes des Ados

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Avec plus de cinq millions d'exemplaires en version imprimée autour du monde, Les 7 Habitudes des Adolescents très Efficaces est le guide ultime de succès chez les adolescentes mise à jour pour l'ère numérique. 

Imaginez que vous ayez un plan, un guide étape par étape pour vous aider à obtenir d'où vous êtes maintenant, à l'endroit où vous voulez être dans l'avenir. Vos objectifs, vos rêves, vos plans ... ils sont tous à portée de main. Vous avez juste besoin des outils pour vous aider à y arriver. 

Voilà ce que le livre de référence de Sean Covey, Les 7 Habitudes des Adolescents très Efficaces, a été de millions d'adolescents: un guide à l'estime de soi et la réussite. Maintenant mis à jour pour l'ère numérique, ce livre classique applique les principes intemporels des 7 habitudes des questions difficiles et des décisions qui changent la vie faire face les adolescents. Dans un style divertissant, Covey fournit une approche simple pour aider les adolescents améliorer l'image de soi, se lient d'amitié, résister à la pression des pairs, atteindre leurs objectifs, et d'obtenir ainsi que leurs parents, ainsi que de relever les nouveaux défis de notre temps, comme la cyberintimidation et média sociaux. En outre, ce livre est rempli de dessins animés, des idées intelligentes, grandes citations et des histoires incroyables sur de vrais adolescents de partout du monde. 

Un livre indispensable pour les adolescents, ainsi que les parents, les professeurs, les conseillers, ou tout adulte qui travaille avec les adolescents, Les 7 Habitudes des Adolescents très Efficaces est devenu le dernier mot sur survivre et prospérer à l'adolescence et au-delà. 

"Si Les 7 Habitudes des Adolescents très Efficaces ne vous aide pas, alors vous devez avoir une vie parfaite." - Jordan McLaughlin, age 17 ans

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Nourished

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How many of us would love to have a psychology of eating expert to explain why we head for the cheese doodles every time we get stressed? Well, now you do with Pamela Wasabi who not only helps us understand favorite food habits, urges and cravings but also the underlying reasons for it all in Nourished. Decades ago, Jon Robbins started the vegetarian food revolution with Diet For a New America, outlining the negative impacts of meat and sugar and the ethical issues of industrial food. While Robbins incited millions to become vegetarian and vegan in his polemic, the mind, body, spirit connection was left out. Picking up where Jon Robbins left off, Wasabi’s Nourished supplies the missing link with a thorough understanding of the spiritual aspect of food and how it impacts every aspect of wellness, both physical and emotional.

In her debut book, renowned farm-to-table chef Pamela Wasabi invites readers to discover a new love for cooking. For her, this isn’t about following recipes or some restrictive diet. It’s about appreciating the beauty of creating something to nourish yourself from the best nature has to offer. Anyone who’s ever felt frustrated in the kitchen or who relies on the microwave or daily takeout will learn how to easy it is to choose ingredients and make a satisfying meal all on your own. Pamela shows readers how learning to cook helped her to overcome medical challenges and put her on the path to becoming a plant-based chef. Organized in accordance with the life-cycle of a plant, from seed to plant to the nourishment on the table, Wasabi shares her passion for cooking healthy meals for loved ones. In the Roots section of the book, she explains what her life was like before she learned to cook or even knew what it meant to be vegan, and how getting pregnant and contending with a medical issue led her to educate herself about nutrition and change careers. The Kitchen section details about her decision to become a chef. She also explains the importance of cooking with quality ingredients. The Table portion examines the psychology of eating, why we like what we like and all the benefits we gain from cooking for ourselves. Finally, the Harmony section provides an overview of the role of cooking serves in family life and in our society, in general. What is the effect of losing our culinary traditions, and how can we restore them?

If you have ever dreamed of having a personal chef to provide you and your loved ones with hearty healthy food paced with ingredients for an optimal diet, look no further. Noted natural foods chef has created an inspirational guide that will please any palate and improve every reader’s health and wellbeing.

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Saigon Kids

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Looking for unusual coming of age books? Follow the coming of age adventures of a U.S. military brat during the early Vietnam war years in Saigon

The early Vietnam war years through the eyes of a U.S. military brat: In May of 1962, Naval Chief Petty Officer Bryant Arbuckle flew to Saigon to establish a new Armed Forces radio station. Next to follow were his wife and three boys, Leslie among them. Saigon Kids is the candid, recondite slice of fourteen-year-old military brat Les Arbuckle’s experience at the American Community School (ACS) during the critical months of the Vietnam War when events would, quite literally, ignite in downtown Saigon. In 1963, Saigon was beautiful, violent, and dirty – and the most exciting place a fourteen-year-old American boy could live. Saigon offered a rich array of activities, and much to the consternation of their parents and teachers, Les and his fellow military brats explored the dangers with reckless abandon running from machine gun fire, watching a Buddhist monk burn to death, visiting brothels late at night or, trading currency on the black market

Coming of age in the streets of Vietnam War torn Saigon: When Les first arrives in Vietnam, he is a stranger in a strange land, expecting boredom in a country he doesn’t know. But the American social scene is more vibrant than he expected. The American Community School is a blend of kids from all over the globe who arrived in Saigon as the fuse on Saigon was about to ignite. As the ACS students continue their American lifestyle behind barbed wire, Saigon unravels in chaos and destruction. In spite of this ugliness – an ever-present feature of everyday life -- Les tells his story of teenage angst with humor and precocity. 

Coming of age tale with a twist:The events leading up to the Vietnam War provide an unusual backdrop for this coming-of-age tale with a twist. Saigon Kids will also make a perfect companion to the documentary film (sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts) currently in production. The film chronicles the lives of “military brats” living in Saigon in the volatile years from 1958 to 1964.

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