Britain's Brightest Entrepreneurs

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Britain has spawned a surprising number of entrepreneurs who have struck it rich with compelling ideas for new businesses. Successes range from an on-line beauty products retailer, to a dog food company catering to dog-loving Britons (tails.com), to TrialReach that is helping patients find clinical trials that could be a lifesaver. In Britain’s Brightest Entrepreneurs, some of the best new business ideas uncovered by the Business reporters of the Independent are presented in a collection of stories.

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Peak Performance Eating

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Chef Richard Ingraham has been NBA star Dwyane Wade’s personal chef for more than a decade. The Miami native is also a Chopped contender and the founder of the private chef network, ChefRLI, which caters to professional athletes. Now this chef to star athletes is ready to share the secrets of cooking for a peak performance lifestyle. He’s worked with several top tier athletes in all the major sports including Asante Samuels, Santana Moss, Antrel Rolle and Michael Oher from the National Football League, Manny Machado and Jon Jay from Major League Baseball and from the NBA Patrick Ewing, John Wall and of course, Dwyane Wade. Chef RLI has also worked with top entertainers such as Gabrielle Union and Kelly Rowland. The company’s corporate clients include the Food Network and Walmart. Chef Richard’s book is designed for those who want to change their diet for peak performance whether that be at the gym or the office. This is an insider’s guide to how it really happens. Step-by-step in 90 recipes he will show the CrossFit enthusiast, the working mom and the weekend golfer how to eat for optimum performance because he knows all of the secrets, and it’s not all kale smoothies and grilled chicken. In addition to his recipes, Chef Richard will share what he’s learned about eating well to live well throughout his career from his parents and grandparents, who were his first culinary instructors, to his celebrity clients. Readers will get advice on how changing what you put in your body will change what you put out into the universe and make you feel better physically and emotionally. It’s not just about making sure you get the right mix of veggies and carbs. This is about feeding your spirit as well. Chef Richard is serving up recipes for life.

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Marijuana Miracles

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While the legalization debate rages on, the discovery that marijuana may have the medical potential to cure people from debilitating illnesses, as the following inspirational stories suggest, may prove to be the most convincing argument yet. Marijuana Miracles shares the heart-felt triumphs of those who claim medical marijuana miraculously saved their lives. People suffering from Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, brain seizures, advanced type-2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and many cancers. Cannabis and the unique chemical compounds produced by the plant, called cannabinoids, have been at the center of one of the most exciting—and underreported—developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a molecular signaling system in the human brain and body, the endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes: hunger, sleep, inflammation, stress, blood pressure, body temperature, glucose metabolism, bone density, intestinal fortitude, reproductive fertility, circadian rhythms, mood and much more. Under the radar, a healing revolution is taking place for people whose doctor’s told them they were terminal with no options for further treatment. Documentary filmmaker Daniel Morii has gather these stories of miraculus healings and people literally brought back from death’s door in Marijuana Miracles, working with a team of heroic physicians and medical professionals. From Jimmy Carter to CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Montel Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, senior citizens and sick children, cannabanoids are quickly becoming the answer to many people’s prayers. From the Author: "Over the past four years I have been interviewing and filming medical marijuana patients and key stakeholders in the industry throughout the 25 states that have legalized marijuana as a medicine. This manuscript will feature those stories with important background material on the historical use of marijuana as a medicine, it’s demonization and current renaissance. Stories include patients from age 6 through 93, who have struggled with cancer, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s, AIDs and HIV, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, seizure disorders, autism, PTSD, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, depression, sleep disorders, anorexia, opioid abuse, alcoholism, psoriasis, and glaucoma. It also features an interview with co-author of California proposition 215, the compassionate use act that passed in 1996, with images and stories about the first medical marijuana dispensary in the U.S. the “San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club.” Additional stories will include physicians, pharmacists, cultivators, formulary medicine makers, dispensary owners, and nonprofit agencies advocating for their patients."

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Real Life Organizing

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Cas Aarssen is a professional organizer. She spends her time organizing other peoples homes, teaching college workshops on organization and creating weekly YouTube videos and blog posts offering tips. The secret to her success? She’s a giant mess on the inside. In her debut book, Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps you need to create a beautiful, organized and almost self-cleaning home. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, you do not have to be a yoga loving minimalist and you do not have to radically change your lifestyle or personality in order to have an organized home. The truth is that you do not need to be an organized person to live like an organized person. Through her years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to have a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort to maintain it. After you’re done with Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity.

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Stop Anxiety from Stopping You

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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 anxiety and panic appear, they ravage our lives, our dreams and our spirit. Stop Anxiety From Stopping You shows the reader a framework to manage both anxiety and panic in a simple to implement six-step framework. It is possible to stop anxiety from stopping us in our tracks. In this book Dr. Odessky shows the reader how to understand the process of anxiety, and how to arm themselves with strategies that work. Dr. Odessky draws on her fifteen years of clinical experience to guide the reader through the process of not only reducing anxiety, but also enriching their life. Dr. Odessky is the right person to write this book and this is the right time. She writes with optimism and passion, as she has truly utilized her experience and knowledge to develop a system that shows the reader the tools they need to address their panic and anxiety. Stop Anxiety From Stopping You is a compelling and optimistic guide to moving the reader from difficulty to hope in reducing their anxiety and empowering themselves. Dr. Odessky shows the reader the steps to do this.

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Tiny House Basics

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Tiny House Basics is an adventure! In their debut book, tiny house experts Shelley and Joshua Engberg show you how you can join the revolution to downsize without giving up everything you hold dear. This is not about downsizing drastically or giving up a lot of your necessities for a comfortable and entertaining space. This is about redefining what a house is and mastering organization, location and happiness. As avid campers and offroaders, Shelley and Joshua present the best tips and tricks as you enter the world of tiny houses in a book filled with tips, tricks and solutions while keeping your closet full and pantry stocked. What You'll Learn Inside: • Maintaining a good relationship in a small space • Practical downsizing for everyone • How to live comfortably in a small space with pets • The pros and cons of off and on grid living • How to make your small space feel big • Keeping your small space feeling fresh with practical storage solutions and design tips • Equipping your space for entertaining with bar seating by use of an accordion/bi-fold style window • How downsizing and simplifying your life will allow you more freedom and time

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Cooking, Baking, and Making

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From the creative mind of the Harried Housewife blog, comes a beautifully packaged one-stop-shop bursting with projects and recipes for the entire year! Cooking, Baking and Making - 100 Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons includes 60 recipes with bonus designs and 40 D.I.Y projects that tie your home together for 365 days. Cynthia O’Hara presents incredibly user-friendly projects and dishes which are accompanied by beautiful photography that make replicating her flavors and designs as natural as the changing of the seasons. The Harried Housewife has written articles and developed recipes in a wide variety of areas which reflect a simpler time and are ideal for budget-conscious families. Author Cynthia O'Hara's "Harried Housewife's Recipe Box" column is syndicated nationally in regional newspapers.

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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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8 to Your IdealWeight

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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. Author MK Mueller’s journey to her ideal weight was 40 years in the making with a trail of unsuccessful diets in her wake. Her tried and true methodology is based on an 8 step program that will help every reader get to their goals and, most importantly, stay there. With her encouragement and gentle guidance, readers can let go of the idea of living life as a number in terms of weight and reclaim their self-esteem and personal power.

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 will help anyone get to your goals and motivate you to keep going. The 8 to Your IdealWeight diet-free program outlined in MK Mueller’s breakthrough book will reshape your body, restore your energy and reboot your life by healing the root cause of overeating. Mueller’s hard-won wisdom will help you to get, real, get healthy and get empowered. 8 to Your IdealWeight offers readers nothing less than transformation and a powerful new mindset that will inform every aspect of your life with the positive.

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Planking for Pizza

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Planking for Pizza started with an epiphany: Jessica Pack decided to “start where she was,” and share her true self as the first step in a journey to self-acceptance. To her great surprise, her Instagram selfie posts and blog made her a social media star with followers praising her revelatory approach to becoming whole by accepting every part of herself. She has inspired a throng of fans and readers to follow her example of self-love and self-expression and her writing, photos, and honest posts are an inspiration sensation. As result, Planking for Pizza went on to become series of life lessons every reader can identify with – avoiding the trap of perfectionism, how exercise is 10% physical and 90% mental, overcoming trepidation and embarrassment at the gym by embracing the fear and using it, along with reminders that eating a slice of pizza along the way won’t make you unhealthy. With Jess’s encouraging voice cheering you along (and convincing you to become your own cheerleader, too) you’ll discover what ignites your inner being, what creates mental strength and emotional balance as you reclaim self-worth and confidence.

Author Jessica Pack’s audience expands far beyond her fellow millennials; she is inspiring people from all walks of life, age groups, shapes and sizes. Planking for Pizza is an exploration on how to live life with meaning and mindfulness. What is so winning about Jessica Pack is her regular girl relatability; the book reads like she is your new best friend and, as she says, “If I can do it, you can do it!” She also goes deep with discussion of how to deal with wobbly self-esteem and offers tools to ditch negative self-talk and replace it with tools for empowerment. Author Jess share tips, influences, motivation, advice, and ruminations she developed on her fitness journey. Jess approaches serous topics with a sense of fun and the intention that what worked for her can help readers in their pursuit towards mental and physical health, happiness, and awareness.

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The Responsive Chord

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The essential guide to how media shape our lives. By the creator of the most talked about political ad in television history.

Tony Schwartz, the man the New York Times called the "king of sound," drew on his unrivaled wealth of experience in the communications industry, to give us The Responsive Chord, an engaging read and one of the seminal books on media. Through his decades of work, Schwartz came to understand that most advertisers, politicians, and educators—in fact, most all of us—use a model of communication long outmoded by the coming of electronic media. In The Responsive Chord, he shows us how this model has made us blind to many of the inner workings of modern communication. He explains how audio and visual material can be used to create “resonance” with an audience. His “resonance principle” explains that the meaning of an ad (or any other stimulus) is not present in the ad itself but rather in how the ad relates to the vast array knowledge and associations—both factual and emotional—already held in the mind of the viewer. Thus, audience members do not merely digest a message; they are an essential force in creating it.

The implications for anyone looking to impart a message or influence decisions are enormous.

And with so many people these days getting their information through social media and "fake news" sites, it is crucial that we understand the strong forces by which these outlets act upon us and, yes, manipulate our ideas and actions. The Responsive Chord reveals these forces in a captivating and eye-opening read.

 

“I read The Responsive Chord as a freshman in college and it affected everything I’ve ever made since. Its message is practical and deep. I’d recommend it to anyone.”

— Ira Glass, Creator & Host of NPR’s This American Life

“Tony Schwartz was a genius in his understanding of the communications revolution of the 20th century. My interview with him was one of my favorites and one of the most important of my own long career in broadcast journalism.”

— Bill Moyers, Journalist, Political Commentator and White House Press Secretary

“Tony Schwartz was not only an original theorist but a master persuader whose must-read book is brimming with indispensable insight about how humans construct meaning through media.”

— Prof. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center

“Here's the still-true story about how a media environment can shape our thoughts, our purchases and, yes, our votes. It's not just the content that influences us; if only it were that simple. No, it's the media themselves, the political economy driving them, and the atomizing impact of their targeted messaging. Maybe reading this book will prepare us to think more critically about the way social media is used on, and against us today.”

— Douglas Rushkoff, author, Program or Be Programmed, Present Shock, and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

“The Responsive Chord had a profound impact on me when I first read it as a teenager, and it sparked a lifelong interest in the impact of media and technology in education. Re-reading it today, Tony Schwartz's observations about education in a media-saturated environment are deeply prescient and more relevant than ever.”

— Luyen Chou, Chief Product Officer, Pearson Education

"I keep talking to Tony, learning from Tony, practically every day. Radio and audio are Tony’s World. We just live in it.”

 Christopher Lydon, Radio Host of The Connection and Open Source, former New York Times Journalist

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Guilt Free & Green

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More than just a guide, Guilt Free & Green offers planet positive alternatives and not just the obvious. This inspiring how-to teaches you with easy-to-remember ideas that actually are practical. Money-saving and make you want to live green and stay there. Readers are encouraged to use resources differently and to view the world in a new way. Guilt Free & Green is truly good addition to the gotta-go-green genre.

Whether you have been an avid environmentalist for years or are just getting started, this book gives new and interesting ideas. Half the battle is changing your habits and getting your head around the idea of the change so that it actually happens. This book points to the wisdom of reducing consumption instead of "just" reusing and recycling. The emphasis is on improving quality of life while also making green changes.

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Beer School

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Join Jonny Garrett and Brad Evans of the Craft Beer Channel as they go boots first into the depths of all things beer. Artisan crafts of ales, lagers, porters and stouts are defined and detailed as Garrett and Evans explore the culture and the passion behind brews. Beer School goes behind the drink with Garrett and Evans as they travel the world to discover the best beers, breweries, recipes, generally geek out about craft beer.  

Great beer made by great people, enjoyed like never before.

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TRUCK NUTS

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All Trucks All The Time! Your truck is your career, your office, your passion. But which truck is the truck for you? Truck Nuts, the debut book by Kent "Mr. Truck" Sundling, takes on the challenge of breaking down all the ins and outs of trucks. With the help of Andre Smirnov from The Fast Lane Trucks, this book embarks on a journey of four wheels, endless horsepower and a matching attitude.

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Cooking for Sugar

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Cooking for Sugar is the definitive cookbook for any dog parent. Rosalyn Acero, founder of Golden Woofs, includes over 30 recipes to share with your pup. This beautifully photographed, user-friendly, bowl-licking collection of cooking tips, recipes and anecdotes is the perfect gift to share with any dog-loving parent. Going beyond the recipes, Acero includes detailed nutritional facts. With one in four pets being classified as obese leading to joint problems, digestive disorders, and more, caring for your best friend can feel scary. But with homemade, nutrition-conscious meals, you’ll avoid all the unknown, all the chemicals and all the dangers of pre-processed bags of mystery. Your dog will forever be grateful as you cook FOR them!

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Cubanisms

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Spanish is a unique language. From Argentina to Spain, accents, meanings, connotations and more get lost between borders. Cubanisms by Pedro García-Menocal details the diverse history of the Spanish language as it evolved in the Lost City. With beautifully traditional illustrations from noted Cuban artist Gustavo “Garrincha” Rodriguez, Cubanisms embraces the hilarious and historic value of words and their interpretations. This funny and informative collection will keep you laughing and learning all the way from Havana to Santiago.

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Color My Washington D.C.

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Color Washington, D.C., the way you want to see it...

Color your journey through the capital of the United States. Color elaborately hand drawn pen and ink illustrations of some of the most iconic destinations in the District—from to the White House, down through the National Mall and across to the Washington Monument, enjoy all the treasures this city has to offer. 

Each page contains facts about the District of Columbia, so regardless if you’re a Democrat or a Republican or a first time visitor to Capitol Hill, you'll have your own relaxing coloring experience for years to come.

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