Notoriously Dapper

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Being a true gentleman and a genuine class act is increasingly rare. It is also more important now than ever before. What worked for the Rat Pack and the Brat Pack won’t work for you and truth be told, it won’t work for anyone because that is old school. Being a real man in the modern era is worth learning about and the dividends will pay off for a lifetime. Not only will you bring joy to all those around you, you’ll be happier, too. Once you master this, you’ll live the good life. No one in the world is better suited than Kelvin Davis, (we’re talking really nice suits, too) to provide the ultimate guide to being a modern gentleman. A fresh voice in style, attitude, manners and body confidence for men, Kelvin is a model and major Instagram influencer who has been featured in Glamour Magazine, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan and much more. Davis is also a leading light in the body confidence movement for men, offering empowerment and esteem-boosting wisdom. In his words, “You can choose to be great; clothing has sizes but style does not.” This book is a treasury of information covering all the bases from how to date (Hint, pulling up and waiting for her in your car is wrong, you’re not freaking Uber!) to social skills to etiquette for all occasions, even including counsel on improving your character. Whether you are at a weekend wedding with your friends, courting a new lady, being a great colleague at work or becoming a dad, Notoriously Dapper provides practical information and inspiration for every area of your life. You'll learn the life skills all modern men should know, including these secrets to eternal style and class: Tie your own damn tie Be the perfect wedding guest Treat your women right, from ages 8 to 80 Get along with pretty much anybody Ask for a woman's hand in marriage First-time fatherhood The art of self-care and body con Modeling good behavior The Bro Code Live, laugh and love your life

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Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked

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Looking for trivia books filled with fun facts and trivia questions and answers? Answers to Questions You've Never Asked will entertain you for hours Fun facts for kids of all ages: When you take the most absurd parts of history, science, economics and geography, you end up with a pretty confusing picture of humanity. Why do we have borders, what’s the furthest you can get from the ocean, how do you qualify as a country and why did Vikings wear those silly helmets? These are just a few of the strange questions that bounce around the head of YouTube sensation Joseph Pisenti, aka Real Life Lore. Trivia questions and answers: In his channel, Pisenti presents illogical truths in a logical manner. In his debut book, Pisenti builds on this nonsensical humor of the universe with in-depth analysis of empires, economies, and ecosystems as he helps answer the ridiculous. Why, you ask? Because someone has to. Using line drawings, graphs and charts, Pisenti not only details the absurd, but he also provides explanations on why things are…and why they aren’t. Answers to: • Where can I move to so that I’m never tempted by McDonalds again? • How far into the Pacific does Trump’s wall stretch? • If Plato came back to life, what would he think of modern democracy? • Why do all empires fail? • Who decides what countries are allowed to participate in the Olympics? • What makes Finland so great? Witty, thought-provoking and occasionally snarky, Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked is for anyone who beams with curiosity and has a belly-button.

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Cannabis Cuisine

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Much more than just a pot cookbook, Cannabis Cuisine elevates marijuana to a fine cuisine. Chef Andrea Drummer is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and co-owner of Elevation VIP Co-op, a Los Angeles–based company that caters high-end, intimate dinner parties ─ AND, she is a world class marijuana chef. Cooking with marijuana: In her debut cookbook, chef and author Andrea Drummer guides home cooks through an adventure of the palette. Chef Drummer is a firm believer that the food always comes first. Cannabis Cuisine is about the art of marijuana as an ingredient. It's more than a cannabis cookbook. Like a fine wine, cannabis is meant to be paired according to its unique profile. With every dish, she looks to the textures, flavors and scents of the bud before masterfully pairing it with ingredients that transcend the dish. The culinary arts and science of responsible dosage are presented in a way that treats cannabis as one of the best ingredients in the world to cook with. Every item she prepares incorporates the flavor profile of the strain that she is using with what is being prepared, thus the cannabis is just as important as any other ingredient. Filled with recipes, but more than a marijuana cookbook, Cannabis Cuisine elevates marijuana to the highest levels of cuisine. Never before have recipes been presented like this. From the comforts of southern kitchens to the upscale stoves of Michelin star restaurants, each recipe is carefully crafted to elevate both the dish and the cook. In this book, you'll learn: • The Basics of Pairing Buds • How to Create Unique Butters and Oils to Incorporate in Every Meal • Tips for Elevating Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner • The Secret of Marijuana as a Flavor Powerhouse • How to Properly Dose Cannabis Infused Cuisine.

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Happy Healthy You

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Happy Healthy YOU is a multidisciplinary approach to reclaiming ultimate wellness. We are all so busy now and tackling all those to-do’s can leave us drained, worn down and lacking energy. When you take a deeper look inside, you will also discover patterns, old habits and past events blocking self-growth. Life coach extraordinaire, KJ Landis helps identify how, why, and where we got stuck in the first place, and how we can utilize past trauma and drama as a springboard to becoming our most authentic, vibrant selves. As one of KJ's students enthuses, "She has taught me several tangible strategies to cope with stress...I am using KJ's simple techniques to achieve my lifelong health goals.'" Learn to lose the baggage and blame once and for all and step into your better self. KJ Landis herself is an exemplar of the practices she espouses. In her early career as a model, she masked years of abuse behind the beauty. Her journey to health and happiness is remarkable and truly inspiring. So, many of us bury pieces of ourselves, never daring to become whole. Landis work offers a path to wholeness for all. The variety of healing therapies and practices makes this book unique in its contribution to the self-help and wellness world. Each day, we are faced with an immense amount of daily stress. Over time, those stressors may build up to a really big deal in our lives, causing us to go into survival mode. When you are only surviving, you are not thriving. In addition to the day-to-day sources of stress, many of us are exposed to major issues such as neglect, loneliness, abandonment issues, sexual abuse, grieving after loss, breakups, workplace challenges, environmental disasters, hormonal imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies. KJ Landis tackles all the blocks to wellness with excellent practical tools for overcoming and recovering, nside this book you will learn: -the origin of how we remain "stuck" in our lives -how to use The Negative Thought Pot to rid ourselves from self deprecating beliefs -how hormones and epigenetics affect mental and physical wellness -the role of nutrition in every aspect of our health -therapeutic movement as a modality in healing -the power of self-care through restorative practices and much, much more!

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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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Eating Well to Win

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"EATING WELL TO WIN" ─ SPORTS DIETITIAN TO THE STARS LEARN ABOUT PEAK PERFORMANCE EATING FROM CHEF RICHARD ─ CHEF AND SPORTS DIETITIAN TO THE STARS THESE STARS ARE EATING WELL TO WIN WITH CHEF RICHARD: • Jon Jay • Patrick Ewing • Michael Oher • Manny Machado • Kelly Rowland • Santana Moss • Gabrielle Union • John Wall • Dwyane Wade Chef Richard Ingraham has been personal chef for NBA star Dwyane Wade 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 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 NBA stars 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. HOW YOU CAN HAVE A PEAK PERFORMANCE DIET AND LEARN THE BENEFITS OF EATING WELL TO WIN Chef Richard’s book is designed for those who want to change their diet to achieve 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 inspired living.

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The Booklovers' Guide to Wine

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Learn why great wines and great writers are a wonderful blend. The pleasures of great wine and great writers. Under the careful guidance of his father, Patrick Alexander began drinking wine with his meals at the age of five. At the same age, encouraged by his mother, he began a lifelong love-affair with books. The twin pleasures of wine and writing remained his passion for the next sixty-five years. He has raised his own children in many of the world’s great wine growing regions, from Bordeaux and Piedmont in Europe to the Santa Cruz mountains of California while researching and writing his definitive guide to the novels of Marcel Proust. History of wine and some of the best wines. For the past six years, Patrick has been teaching a sold-out wine appreciation class at the nation’s No.1 independent bookstore, Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. The Booklover’s Guide to Wine is based on this very successful class and blends Patrick’s passion for the culture and history of wine and his love of literature for the world's great writers. A literary twist on traditional food and wine pairings, this book explores how great wines and great writers can be combined to enhance the enjoyment of both. The book describes the history of wine from the time of Noah to the birth of two-buck Chuck. It explores the significance of terroir and varietal, the differences between Old World and New World wines and explains why England, a small island with almost no vineyards, is such a dominant force in the world of wine. The book also shows the relationship between: • Charles Dickens with Cabernet Sauvignon • Jane Austin with Chardonnay • Shakespeare with Sherry • and, J.R.R. Tolkien with Albariño This fact-filled, jargon free guide to wine, bursting with entertaining anecdotes, literary quotes and compelling humor will teach you everything you always wanted to learn about wine but were too scared to ask. Patrick Alexander originally developed the Wine Appreciation program when he worked at the University of Miami as Director of the Office of Professional Advancement. In the summer of 2011, after Patrick had left UM in order to focus on writing, Mitchell Kaplan suggested he offer his program at Books & Books during the quiet summer months. “It seems a pity to waste all that research” Mitchell said “and you never know; our book customers might want to learn about wine while enjoying great writers .” Six years, twenty-three sold-out classes, and four-hundred satisfied students later, Patrick Alexander's Wine Appreciation Program has become one of the highlights of Books & Books event programming. Patrick is also a published author and his writings include "Marcel Proust’s Search for Lost Time" and "The Nigerian Letter." Now, by reading The Booklovers' Guide To Wine you can also experience what Patrick's students have come to love and appreciate about great wines and great writers.

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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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#1 Amazon Best Seller!

Real Life Organizing offers clutter free storage solutions and advice that can help you create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget: Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for the things you love. Organizational expert Cassandra ‘Cas’ Aarssen, the guru from YouTube’s ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day. Aarssen, spends her time organizing other people’s homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts.
Cas offers diy Pinterest type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home.

Organized person on the outside: The secret to her success? She’s a giant mess on the inside, but an organized person who can teach you how to get rid of clutter and organize your home once and for all. 

Simplify your life: In her debut book, Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps you can take to create a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home ─ a DIY Pinterest home. Simplify your life. 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 simplify your life and have an organized home. The truth is that you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person. 

Organize home: Through her years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you’ve read Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity.

In Real Life Organizing: Get a Clean and Clutter-Free Home in Just 15 Minutes, you will learn how to:
• Create a Household Management Binder
• Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen
• Create an IN/OUT system 
• Organize paperwork based on your unique style
• Create a Kitchen Command Center
• Organize your holidays with a gift closet
• Build the best toy organizing system
• And, enjoy a diy Pinterest home

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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" ─ THE JOY OF TINY HOUSE LIVING TINY HOUSE LIVING IS SUSTAINABLE LIVING: "Tiny House Basics" is an adventure in off grid living! In their debut book, tiny house living experts Shelley and Joshua Engberg show you how you can join the revolution to downsize to small space living without giving up everything you hold dear. This is not about downsizing drastically, or giving up a lot of your necessities. They show you how your life still can be comfortable and entertaining in a tiny house living environment. This is about redefining what a house is and mastering organization, location and happiness. You can still keep your closet full and pantry stocked. TINY HOUSE LIVING TIPS AND TRICKS: As avid campers and off roaders, Shelley and Joshua present the best tips and tricks to help you enter the world of small space living. You will learn about: • How to maintain a good relationship in a small space • Practical downsizing for everyone • Small space living with pets • The pros and cons of off grid living 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 • Accordion/bi-fold style windows • 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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"COOKING, BAKING AND MAKING" ─ DIY RECIPES AND DIY IDEAS FOR ALL SEASONS From the creative mind of the Harried Housewife blog, comes a beautifully packaged one-stop-shop book bursting with DIY recipes and DIY ideas for the entire year! "Cooking, Baking and Making - 100 Holiday Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons" includes 60 DIY recipes with bonus designs and 40 DIY ideas that tie your home together for all 365 days. For example: • Spring: Serve Herbed Cucumber Tea Sandwiches and a make a Spring Centerpiece • Summer: Delight your guests with Fresh Berries and Cannoli Cream and make your own decorative coasters • Autumn: Bake Dilled Beer and Cheddar Bread and make Autumn Harvest Potpourri • Winter: Enjoy Creamy Eggnog Cupcakes and make Festive Votives Cynthia O’Hara presents incredibly user-friendly projects and dishes that make replicating her flavors and designs as natural as the changing of the seasons. The Harried Housewife has written articles and developed a wide variety of recipes that reflect a simpler time and are ideal for budget-conscious families. The "Harried Housewife's Recipe Box" column is syndicated nationally in regional newspapers.

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El Enfoque Naturopática A La Fertilidad

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El Enfoque Naturopática A La Fertilidad ofrece empatia para cada dolor y frustracion de una mujer, junto a la sabiduria de sanacion natural. Cada uno de los diez temas intimos es tratado en un capitulo separado, empezando con una clara, conciente explicacion de el reto de salud y su posible causa. Entonces para cada condicion, mujeres recibiran un exhaustivo program de terapia natural - incluyendo suplementos herbales, cambios dieteticos, y mas - que Dra. Julissa recomienda. Como cada responsable profesional de la salud, Dra. Julissa reconoce que no es posible desarrollar un regimen de tratamiento especifico unico para lectores en general; para cada paciente, sanacion efectiva requiere un analisis en persona y una evaluacion profunda personal. Ella si, de todos modos, comparte testimonios poderosos e inspirantes de sus propios pacientes - mujeres que reconocen y le dan credito a las terapias naturales de Dra. Julissa que les ayudaron a sobrepasar sus retos de salud reproductiva y sexual, y enriquecieron sus vidas con vitalidad, auto confianza, y alegria.

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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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GET REAL, GET HEALTHY, GET EMPOWERED WITH MK MUELLER'S APPROACH TO REACHING YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT A TIME-TESTED SUGAR FREE DIET PLAN APPROACH TO YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT AND 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 IdealWeight 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 LIFE

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Planking for Pizza

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A PERSONAL JOURNEY ─ OVERCOMING LOW SELF ESTEEM AND BUILDING SELF CONFIDENCE BANISHING LOW SELF ESTEEM ─ BUILDING PHYSICAL HEALTH "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 and rejection of low self esteem. 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, self expression, and self empowerment and her writing, photos, and honest posts are an inspiration sensation. As a result, "Planking for Pizza" went on to become a series of valuable life lessons on: • avoiding the perfectionism trap • overcoming low self esteem • building a feeling of self empowerment • getting body positive • improving physical health • building self confidence • and, creating super mental strength BUILDING SELF CONFIDENCE ─ FINDING SELF EMPOWERMENT ─ GETTING BODY POSITIVE In Planking for Pizza, Jessica teaches us how to avoid the trap of perfectionism and that exercise is 10% physical and 90% mental. You can overcome trepidation and embarrassment at the gym by embracing the fear and using it. Get body positive! And, along the way, eating a slice of pizza 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 and what creates mental strength and emotional balance. As you banish low self esteem you will step onto a pathway to building self confidence ─ onto a road to self empowerment. TOOLS FOR SELF EMPOWERMENT 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 into how to live life with meaning and mental strength. What is so winning about Jess 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 into a conversation with you on how to deal with wobbly, low self-esteem and offers tools to ditch negative self-talk and replace it with tools for self empowerment. She shares tips, influences, motivation, advice, and ruminations she developed on her journey to fitness and physical health. Jess approaches serous topics with a sense of fun and the belief that what worked for her can help you to live a life of: • mental strength • physical health • happiness • and, self empowerment
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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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