Zen Cats

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Zen Cat Mindfulness

Readers of Start With WhyYou Are Here and Whatever You Are, Be A Good One will love the quotes and teachings of Zen Cats

Advice from Zen Leaders: Join some cuddly kittens for a collection of sayings from the Buddha in Zen Cats. Don’t let the adorable cats fool you—they have plenty of mindfulness wisdom to share in the form of quotes and verses. These timeless verses, taken from the Dhammapada, will continue to be helpful and relevant to your life for years to come.

Daily Mindfulness: Meditate along with these verses daily to gain a greater understanding of you, your life and your purpose. Learn from the clever cat to be true in body and mind. If you appreciated the mindfulness encouragement from Peace Is Every StepThe Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching and Together Is Better, you will love the quotes in Zen Cats.

Let your inner Zen Cat guide you to enlightenment.

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Wild Words from Wild Women

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Words of Wisdom from Wild Women

In Wild Words from Wild Women, author and feminist August Stephens compiles words of wisdom from much loved famous feminists. Hilarious, inspiring, and empowering, this pocket book of quotes is the perfect gift for all the nasty women with something to say.

Some tongues just can’t be tamed. This ribald compilation of powerful women quotes everything from bras to babies, menopause to men, and politics to parties. Featuring historically nasty women like Jane Austen and Billie Jean King, these famous feminists knew how to read between the lines─and now you can too.

Strong women have something to say. These words of wisdom─from strippers, CEOs, poets, senators, and every woman in between─make delectable reading for sassy, untamable, and fabulous ladies everywhere.

Inside, find powerful women quotes from famous feminists like:

  • Billie Holiday
  • Virginia Wolfe
  • Coco Chanel
  • And more!

If you enjoyed books like Badass AffirmationsThat's What She Said, or Great Quotes from Great Women, then you’ll love Wild Words from Wild Women.

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Bees Make the Best Pets

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All the Buzz on Bees and Beekeeping

#1 Bestseller in Entomology

What happens when a writer sets up a backyard beehive? You get a book full of fun and fascinating facts on bumblebees, honeybees, worker bees, and the rest of our favorite pollinators.

A bee swarm of trivia, tips, legend, and lore. Writer and beekeeper Jack Mingo lives with half a million bees. So, it’s safe to say he’s picked up a thing or two at his bee farm. In this collection of humorous, unique, and often unusual observations, Mingo shows us a glimpse of the mystical and matriarchal world of bees and bee culture.

A book full of bee facts, anecdotes, and advice. How many legs do bees have? Enough not to crowd your bed at night. They don't track mud or fleas into the house, and if you leave them in the yard they won’t bark and whine. They greet you with honey and beeswax, not dead mice. And these are just some of the reasons bees make the best pets. Whether you’re flirting with beekeeping, looking to save the bees, or growing into your role as reigning queen bee, there’s something new to learn. Step into Mingo’s quirky hive to get a taste of tidbits like:

  • The role of bees in the Civil War
  • The legend of caroling bees on Christmas Eve
  • The color and quality of local honey

If you enjoyed books like The Beekeepers BibleThe Bees in Your Backyard, or The Lives of Bees, then you’ll love Bees Make the Best Pets.

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An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods

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Filled with science, natural remedies and modern wisdom, this portable and concise reference is needed by those confused by the all the claims of superfoods or who want to make an informed decision about what foods are best for them. Yoga instructor, nutrition expert and active mother Elise Collins has compiled a compact yet comprehensive list of healing foods, their vitamin and mineral content, and what they do to promote health, prevent disease, and decrease symptoms of illness. Arranged alphabetically and complete with a crossreference for what's best to eat to treat specific ailments, this guidebook to nutrition is designed to be as convenient as a shopping list. Included are preparation tips and recipes make this the ultimate tool for joyful eating and radiant health. The A-Z Guide to Healing Foods inspires the reader to explore, prepare, procure, grow, taste, savor, and above all, enjoy healing foods. This guide will steer readers towards fabulous foods that foster an overall sense of well being.
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Where Would I Be Without You?

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Women Learning from Women

Here comes advice, inspiration, and fun from bestselling author BJ Gallagher. From Katherine Hepburn to her friend Suzanne, Where Would I Be Without You? brings the experiences and life lessons of women from all walks of life.

When women choose wisdom over wiles. True wisdom is the ability to learn from other people's experiences, and although we learn from books, movies, and preachers, women also learn from other women. With inspiring stories, funny words of wisdom, and positive affirmations for women, Where Would I Be Without You? brings female empowerment to all generations of strong women.

Where would we be without women? Where Would I Be Without You? is all about being thankful for the women in your life (and their wit). Whether our mothers or sisters, writers or inventors, sometimes we have to celebrate the women and girls around us. In this colorful book, Gallagher has collected pages of advice on love, work, growing older, and staying young; making readers ask what is wisdom, what does wisdom mean to these women, and most importantly, where would I be without you?

If you’re thankful and grateful for the women around you, and enjoyed books like Badass AffirmationsIn Praise of Difficult Women, or The Shared Wisdom of Mothers and Daughters, then you’ll love Where Would I Be Without You.

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A-Z Guide to Food Additives

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Transform Your Diet from Heart-Pounding to Heart-Healthy

#1 Bestseller in Diet Therapy, Diet & Nutrition

A personal nutritionist right in the palm of your hand, this guide will transform your grocery list and encourage healthy eating habits that will have you selecting the best foods for your body.

Here’s a tongue twister. Say cochineal extract, diacetyl, teriary butylhydroquinone, BHA, HFCS, and MSG. It's not just knowing how to pronounce what's in your food, it's knowing what it does and how it can affect you. The average American consumes about 150 pounds of food additives per year. With so many processed foods on the supermarket shelves, it can be hard to navigate the waters to an additive free diet.

Change the way you eat and shop.  A-Z Guide to Food Additives provides heart healthy tips while helping you avoid undesirable food additives. Also, get the rundown on which additives do no harm and may even be nutritious. Put this book in your purse or pocket and head down to your grocery store with a grocery list in one hand and your newfound knowledge in the other.

A-Z Guide to Food Additives delivers:

  • Essential nutrition advice
  • Hints on what to look for when reading those unreadable ingredient labels
  • Tips on buying fresh produce in order to avoid pesticides

Designed with you in mind. This little book will serve as an "additive translator" when navigating through the minefield of additives that may cause allergic reactions. Certain ingredients can contribute to headaches, fatigue, breathing difficulties and bloating. Included are safety ratings for 300 ingredients and reference charts for additives that may cause cancer or allergic reactions or that should be limited for sodium sensitive individuals.

If you enjoyed heart healthy reads such as The Obesity Code, Lose Weight Like Crazy, or How Not to Die, then you’ll love A-Z Guide to Food Additives.

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Mother's Love Is...

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Homage to Mothers Everywhere

The work that mothers do and the love they give cannot be praised enough. This powerful book of motherhood quotes is dedicated to the loving role that moms play in their children’s lives.

Inspiring quotes for moms. While it’s difficult to truly capture the weight and power of a mother’s love, this book by author Mina Parker comes close. Filled with a diverse pool of quotes, many from incredible women such as Oprah Winfrey, Erma Bombeck, and Erica Jong, as well as African proverbs, Parker crafted a book that beautifully details a mother’s heart. In addition, each quote is masterfully paired with a single sentence that expresses what a mother’s love is.

A testament to the power of love. This book demonstrates that a mother’s love is truly so many things. A mother’s love is both powerful and gentle, all knowing and yet all forgiving. It never fails to find us when we need it, and it lifts us up when we’re down. These quotes celebrate motherhood, and the joy, comfort, courage, inspiration, and most of all, love that moms bring into our lives. Each word offered in this book is in praise of mothers everywhere and honors the love they carry.

Open up this inspirational book and find:

  • A beautiful and thoughtful curation of quotes
  • An insight into what it means to be a mother
  • The perfect gift for new moms, seasoned moms, and soon-to-be moms!

Readers of books like Great Quotes from Great WomenI Really Needed This TodayBeautifully SaidWords to Live By, or Badass Affirmations will love Mina Parker’s Mother’s Love Is….

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What Would You Do If You Ran the World?

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Find A New Level of Confidence and Help Change the World

What would you do if you ran the world? If you knew you couldn’t fail? Maybe it’s time to stop wondering and start putting it into practice. Shelly Rachanow’s daily words of encouragement will give you inspiration, hope, and words of courage to help you discover confidence in yourself.

Your acts, both big and small, matter. Learn about a teenage girl and CNN hero, kids in Zimbabwe saving their part of the planet, and a busy mom who is not too busy to work every day to help impoverished families live better lives. What Would You Do If You Ran the World? shows you how to take control of the things you want to change about yourself and the world around you.

Find the confidence and courage to change the world. Shelly Rachanow’s book contains a diverse collection of brave, beautiful, brilliant, creative, and totally possible ideas that women have shared, complemented by inspirational quotes from famous women and action lists like "Ten Things You Can Start Doing Now." Rachanow's warm and encouraging voice motivates readers to join other amazing women who are kicking serious butt for the good of all. Learn to:

  • Listen to your own guiding voice
  • Get involved in your own community
  • Live a satisfying life of "inspiration in action”

If you enjoyed books that brought out your inner rockstar such as UntamedLet That Sh*t Go, or You Are a Badass, then you’ll love What Would You Do If You Ran the World?

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Big Book of Women's Trivia

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Useless Facts and Funny Trivia for Women

"Women's matters are anything but trivial." --Anon (who was a woman)

Fun facts. Women outnumber men by five to one in shoplifting convictions. The very first Artichoke Queen was Marilyn Monroe in 1947. Diamonds didn’t become a girl’s best friend until the thirteenth century. Before that, they were for men only. The first human cannonball was a woman named Zazel, who was launched into the air through the use of a giant spring inside a cannon. Researchers at Northwestern University want us to know that men change their minds two to three times more than women. Queen Mary I of England and Ireland was a Catholic who had Protestants tortured and killed. Her actions provoked the nickname “Bloody Mary”, which inspired the cocktail. (Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.)

Trivia challenges. The Big Book of Women’s Trivia arms you with little known facts about the history, fame, fortunes, fashions, and fictions of the female species–enough to impress your mother and your boss, to win arguments with your boyfriends and husbands, and to generally know more about your fabulous female self.

The Big Book of Women’s Trivia spans history, crosses cultures, ranges from the silly to the salacious to the truly useful and back again. Designed to delight the feminist in you, Alicia Alvrez's book is organized into ten trivia-filled chapters: Women and Their Wardrobes, The Body Beautiful—and Not So, Ladies’ Matters of Love, In the Ladies’ Room, Ladies Look at the Animal Kingdom, Women Doing It for Themselves, Saintly Manifestations and Royal Subjects, Women’s Sporting Life, Celebrity Sightings of the Female Variety, and finally, Final Feminine Facts You Absolutely Can’t Live Without.

If you are a fan of the board game Trivial Pursuit and books such as What If399 Games Puzzles & Trivia ChallengesUncle John's Bathroom Reader, or The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information; you will love owning The Big Book of Women’s Trivia.

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Wild Women and Books

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Updated from its original version with an introduction by Ntozake Shange, Wild Women and Books is a celebration of perhaps the most revered and radical women writers of history. Beginning with the first recorded writer of either gender, Enheduanna of Sumeria, and ending with acclaimed authors of today, including Toni Morrison and J.K. Rowling, this is a mustread for those who must read.

Brenda Knight brings more than one hundred female authors to life for today's readers. She makes their tumultuous and admirable paths to literary expression easily accessible in chapters such as Literary First Ladies/ Ink in Their Veins/ Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested/ and Women Whose Books Are Loved Too Much.

From religious transcribers and political dissidents to erotic playwrights and romantic poets, no subject or literary form is left untouched. In honor of those women whose pens pioneered, persevered, and proved that the female voice is brilliant, we invite you to listen.

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Random Kinds of Factness

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This latest romp through history, politics, religion, and science from the dyno-duo Barrett and Mingo is sure to tickle the fancy of trivia buffs everywhere. Amuse your date, impress your boss, bore your kids, or be the 6th caller to win a pair of tickets to the nose-flute band concert All because you know that a Twinkie in the microwave will explode in 45 seconds, that you have a 1 in 3,448,276 chance of dying from a snake bite, that 342 cases of tea were tossed into the "hahbah" during the Boston Tea Party or that white rhinoceroses are not actually white but grey (you'll have to read the book to discover why). Barrett and Mingo, partners in life and crime (er, writing) can do a thing or two with random facts, and this book ranks right up there. From the time the Wallace family made famous books of lists of one kind or another, readers have found fascination--or maybe just food for their obsessions--in books like Random Kinds of Factness.
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It Takes a Certain Type to Be a Writer

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Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo are the Queen and King of trivia, relied upon by game shows including Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and game manufacturers. Millions of people read their daily newspaper column and together they've written twenty books. The sixth book in the 'Totally Riveting Utterly Entertaining (TRUE) Trivia Series' puts a magnifying lens on the wacky world of writers. It Takes a Certain Type to Be a Writer will tell you everything you could possibly want, or were afraid, to know about writers, publishing, and the writing life. Bitesized facts are organized into chapters including "Everyone's a Critic," "Stranger than Fiction," "From Bad to Verse," "Kiddie Lit," "A Word's Worth," and many more. You'll learn things like: where Proust wrote (in bed with gloves on)/ what Voltaire drank (70 cups of coffee a day)/ and how James Cain prepared himself for yet another publisher's rejection. (The title The Postman Always Rings Twice had nothing to do with the plot of the bestselling novel. It was a private joke of author James Cain. His postman would ring his doorbell twice whenever the many-times-rejected manuscript came back from a publisher.)
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Wonderful Ways to Love a Teen

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Wonderful Ways

A Handbook and Guide to Parenting Teens

Even when your relationship appears hopelessly beyond repair, you can follow the tips in this book and rebuild a loving bond.

Learn healthy parenting habits. While there are a lot of highs to parenting, there are plenty of challenges, particularly when it comes to teens. While we were all teenagers once, we often can’t understand what our own teens are going through. But there are certain habits you can pick up that can make the teen years easier for both you and your child.

Dealing with the changes. Just because your relationship with your teen looks different doesn’t mean it’s any less meaningful. The shifts that come may seem unwelcome at first, but as you learn to adapt and respond in a way that connects with your teen rather than pushes them further away, the changes are easier to work through. Recognizing that you’re growing and learning as you go, it’s important to understand boundaries with teens, and give them the space to do their own growing.

Love them through it. Author and licensed clinical social worker Judy Ford offers honest and valuable advice to parents who feel depleted and desolate when it comes to their relationship with their teen. With gentle wisdom and a healthy dose of good humor, Ford guides parents and teenagers through one of the most difficult times in parenting. Learn how to shift the focus from the hardships and the mishaps to the joys and heartfelt moments.

Read this book by bestselling author, mother, and inspirational role model Judy Ford and discover…

  • Easy-to-follow advice for parents presented in 60 two-page essays
  • Powerful and poignant examples from true life stories
  • A how-to guide for loving your teens, even when it seems impossible

Readers of other parenting books such as Parenting Teens with Love and LogicGrown and FlownParenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety, and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers will find a further source of wisdom in Wonderful Ways to Love a Teen.

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Cats Don't Always Land on Their Feet

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Every little fact cat lovers could want to know about the mysterious creatures that live in their homes is contained in this collection. For example, cats use at least a hundred different sounds to communicate and can pronounce thirteen vowel sounds and seven or eight consonant sounds; housecats typically blink twice a minute; and in ancient Egypt, the penalty for killing a cat was death
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Al Capone Was a Golfer

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What is it about the game of golf that can cause otherwise normal folks to lose all perspective? More than one person has seen their loved one become consumed with the details of the quality of wood used in clubs, or the type of cleats on their shoes. What is it about the game of golf that can cause otherwise normal folks to lose all perspective? More than one person has seen their loved one become consumed with the details of the quality of wood used in clubs, the type of cleats on their shoes, the distance between their feet, and the direction of the wind, not to mention statistics, statistics, statistics. Featuring more than 500 facts about the sport that Paul Harvey describes as "a game in which you shout 'fore, ' shoot six, and write down five." Readers learn that experts believe shepherds invented the game using their staffs to bat around stones and that 12 percent of all lightning fatalities happen on the golf course
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Doctors Killed George Washington

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It's no joke that we are all fascinated by the medical profession and the people in it. With Doctors Killed George Washington, trivia mavens Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo explore accidental medical discoveries, medical follies, bizarre cures, and more. This titillating tome puts doctors and medical history under the microscope and exposes more than 500 little-known facts and outrageous oddities from the wild world of medicine. Did you know? Before the advent of surgery, ancient Egyptian doctors put their patients under by hitting them on the head with a mallet.
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