“THE BEST BOOK ON PREP SCHOOLS EVER WRITTEN” U.S. boarding schools offer a superb preparation for college bound students. American Prep is the only comprehensive guide for parents and students interested in investigating, applying to, and succeeding at these great schools. Meticulously researched and thoughtfully written, American Prep is an essential guide through the world of U.S. boarding schools – their history and culture, their resources and support systems, their opportunities and challenges – and the only book that leads you through the entire prep experience: *Why boarding schools are increasingly valuable in the 21st century *How to select a school that is right for your student and your family *Navigating the admission process – detailed insider advice *How to secure generous financial aid for prep school *The emotional challenges of prep school for students and families – what to expect and when *Student success on campus – getting in is only the first step Award winning writer/critic Ronald Mangravite has multiple perspectives on the American prep school world. An alumnus of the Lawrenceville School, he is a current prep school parent, an alumni class officer, and an admissions volunteer. His extensive teaching experience includes universities and private schools, with service on admissions and curricula committees. He holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA.
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.
Anytime you decide to have a child, it is a major decision that impacts every aspect of your life and that of your children. For gay parents, this is not just an act of love but it is also a political decision in a fast-changing world. You are part of the gay community, certainly, but you also will become a member of the PTA, the school shuttles and will often find yourself at bake sales, dance recitals and after-school sports with soccer moms. So, where do you turn to advice for these every day moments for which there is NO etiquette guide and very few neighborhood resources? Authors Brian Rosenberg and Ferd van Gameren have all the answers in their book The Definitive Parenting Handbook for Gay Dads, everything a gay man needs to know about the art of parenting.
The Definitive Parenting Handbook for Gay Dads focuses on the lives of gay men with children, a fast-growing demographic. This guide covers everything from deciding to start a family, having kids, coming out as a gay dad, getting married with kids present, being older dads, living in a transracial family, the merry-go-round of play dates and birthday parties, the truths and lies of children’s books, negotiating the tricky territory of telling kids where they came from, and much, much more. Chapters include The Gay Birds, the Egg Donor and the Surrogate Bees in which authors Brian and Ferd take readers on a journey through the many avenues gay dads travel on the way to becoming parents.
Drawing from their own experiences as two gay dads and also from readers’ questions and comments to their highly popular blog, Ferd and Brian go over all the choices and options for gay parenting whether it’s bringing in a surrogate or adopting through the foster care system, as well as other creative solutions. Although these are serious and complicated topics, they approach them with their trademark sense of fun and personality along with helpful, practical recommendations. As leading voices in gay parenting, Brian and Ferd don’t shy away from the tough stuff and share what it means “to have to come out constantly at their kids’ school, at the doctor’s office and when they meet other parents.” A crucial topic is the perspective of the children and how this affects kids, who are also forced to “come out” over and over again when introducing their parents. Even the terrain of naming is discussed fully and with great sensitivity. What’s in a name? Much more than you might think, according to Brian and Ferd who speak to the many options available when it comes to last names for the kids. Should they take the surname of one parent or the other? Or, should the family create a unique surname for everyone?
In their warm, witty and oh-so-smart manner, the authors discuss leaving certain aspects of the gay lifestyle behind and what has to change when you make the big decision to be a dad. For example, fancy, high-end furnishings and bespoke suits don’t exactly go with rambunctious, messy toddlers. As Brian puts it, “Gay fathers share all the universal truths and challenges of parenting that are experienced by dads and parents everywhere, but we also face many that are uniquely our own, like dealing with homophobia, guiding daughters through puberty, and coming out. We have also traveled many different paths in order to become dads.” Drawing from the experiences and thoughts of other gay dads and gay dads-to-be and even gay grandpas, this is the definitive handbook on the top of LGBTQ fatherhood.
"BANISH YOUR INNER CRITIC" AND ACHIEVE SUCCESS THROUGH A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE OPENING UP A WORLD OF CREATIVE IDEAS: Denise Jacobs is a Speaker, Author and Creativity Evangelist who speaks at web conferences and consults with tech companies worldwide. As the Founder and Chief Creativity Evangelist of "The Creative Dose", she teaches techniques to make the creative process more fluid, methods for making work environments more conducive to creative productivity, and practices for sparking innovation. Now, in her book, "Banish Your Inner Critic", Denise Jacobs shows you how to defeat those barriers that are holding you back and achieve success through a positive mental attitude. "BANISH YOUR INNER CRITIC" SHOWS HOW CAN YOU MOVE BEYOND THE CREATIVE BLOCKS TO SUCCESS? • perfectionism • procrastination • rationalization • self doubt • self sabotage ACHIEVE SUCCESS THROUGH A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE: We all have an Inner Critic who says you’re just faking it, that others have more talent, that you’ll never be a success. In "Banish Your Inner Critic", widely respected keynote speaker Denise Jacobs uncovers the subconscious deterrents or creative blocks that stand between the seeds of great creative ideas and a successful you. Jacob’s guidebook shows you how to clear out mental clutter so that your brilliant and creative ideas can shine through. THE EVIL TWINS OF PERFECTIONISM AND PROCRASTINATION: Does your Inner Critic show up as a fear of being judged, perfectionism or procrastination, or all of the above? The trick is to recognize the Inner Critic and the different ways it manifests, and then have specific tools to deal with each negative inner critic resistance to success. HOW TO STOP PROCRASTINATING AND DEFEAT THOSE OTHER CREATIVE BLOCKS: Say goodbye to creative blocks and deadline panic with practical, effective tools you can start using immediately! Drawing on the latest in neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and productivity research; these game-changing exercises help you overcome self doubt, get into the creative zone, and reach new levels of success. Extreme productivity is our goal. It’s time to dismiss your Inner Critic and do the kick-ass work you’re capable of doing. IN THIS BOOK YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO: • Identify and quiet the negative voice in your head (aka your Inner Critic) • Disarm the evil twins of perfectionism and procrastination • Conquer Imposter Syndrome • Free yourself from anxiety and the feeling of being overwhelmed • Overcome self sabotage • Make the creative process more productive and fun again
By Sam Bracken
Do you want to understand the difference between head, heart and gut and where each fits into better decision-making? Are you ready for a purpose driven life and all of the joy and contentment it can bring? GUTS will help you find the unique and potent purpose driven life that is yours to live with joy, passion and success. In this modern era, we tap an app on our smartphone and anything you can imagine is delivered to you ─ maybe even by drone. We live in an age of convenience and ease; personal butlers are back in fashion and everyone has a chauffeur on call thanks to Uber. When was the last time you really “went for it?” Does anyone even have to try anymore? Sam Bracken answers that question with an emphatic YES. Now, more than ever, is the time to go for the gusto. In his book GUTS, Bracken explains why we all need to dig deep and do soul searching to see what lights the fire within that brings forth our very best. Bracken’s backstory would make Dr. Phil turn tail and run. His childhood and upbringing are unimaginably tough with years of abuse, even to the point where a relative set him on fire. What didn’t kill Sam Bracken made him stronger and he is on a mission to empower others to live a gutsy life. When we say something takes guts, we usually mean it takes courage to do it. It takes guts to go skydiving or to run a marathon or to try out for the school play. We call it luck or stamina or intestinal fortitude in conquering the hard, albeit exciting, things in life. Look back at the great personalities who made a difference in the pages of history. What did they all have in common? Determination and tenacity. In short, GUTS! They might have had talent too, but without guts they would have gone nowhere. Science now tells us that lots of talented individuals produce great stuff, but very few produce a lot of great stuff—and even fewer produce a lot of great stuff over a long career. What do these few highly productive people have in common? Grit and a large helping of self-belief. This book is about actually getting there. You’ll have to push past failure again and again. And it is also about beating the odds no matter how high they are stacked against you. To be a true leader, you have to start with yourself. Are you ready to do some soul searching and learn the secrets to guts and a purpose driven life?
Filmmaker Rickey Bird and screenwriter and novelist Nick Belardes are on a mission to help indie moviemakers everywhere. Today’s indie film market is growing by leaps and bounds. At the same time, many aspiring filmmakers are running into their share of problems. Not enough money for crews? You’re probably over budget and more than likely making the wrong movie. Can’t get the attention of an indie studio? You probably should have started with a short film to gain attention. Film school numbers aren’t down. They’re increasing at more than 2,600 film-related courses worldwide. You probably didn’t even realize 48% of all film schools are in the U.S. and U.K. Thousands of aspiring filmmakers are literally learning how to use cheaper, widely available filmmaking technology, as well as the craft of making movies, from books pulled from bookstore and library shelves. They’re totally DIY and the most creative people you will ever meet. Rickey Bird’s Hectic Films is a Southern California operation that is building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His short films, feature films, micro docs and tutorials have landed in some of the biggest American film festivals and been seen online throughout the world. The result? Millions of views worth of exposure from films online, in festivals and creative marketing literally on the street. His many projects have seen leading B actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games. What you’ll learn inside this book: - How can planning and shooting a short film today lead to a feature-length project tomorrow? Find out! - Everything you need to know about writing a movie project on a burger budget. - Get tips on how to find locations and not get arrested. - Shooting tips galore for building exciting scenes! - Sound and film editing tips and all kinds of special effects wizardry. Including puppetry! - Screenings, promotions and juicy tips on film festival strategy.
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.
By Paul Gerrard
WHY SHOULD YOU JUST BE GOOD WHEN YOU CAN BE GREAT? Optimum Drive is about achieving peak performance. As a professional racing driver, as well as a driving coach for over 20 years, Paul F. Gerrard believes that driving greatness is within our grasp. He teaches you about what it means to drive and how that connection with your car transcends life. Behind the wheel man and machine become one. In order to achieve this feat at the highest level takes: • MENTAL TOUGHNESS • FLOW • UNDERSTANDING YOUR TALENT • UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAR "If you know all about threshold braking, late apexes, and trolling for sponsors, but you’re still not achieving racing success, Paul Gerrard’s new book might be able to help.” - Csaba Csere Editor-in-Chief, Car and Driver 1993-2008
In seventh grade, my now 20-year-old daughter came to my husband and I and said that she, “might like girls.” Unlike made-for-television movies, I hadn’t known or secretly suspected that she was gay. Even though I have many family and friends who are gay, including my sister who identifies as lesbian and my niece who identifies as bisexual, I still was taken by surprise and had immediate concerns and questions about parenting a child who was “different.” This book is a combination of our story, other parents’ stories and research as well as anecdotal evidence showing the strong need for familial support for LGBTQ children to be successful and emotionally healthy in our still very biased world.
Is there anything more likely to make you laugh or put a smile on your face than the innocent and funny remark of a child? Such remarks are not only endless, but often an endless source of joy, like these hilarious quotes: • Dylan, age 5, "Mom, did it hurt much when you gave birth to Daddy?" • Keira, age 8, "Being in love is like having a birthday in your stomach." • Miley, age 3, "When I grow up, I want to be pregnant. Or a princess." • Jayden, age 5, "Mom, how old were you when you were my age?" I Am So Full of Happy Today is a heartwarming collection of the remarkably observant, funny and wise things said by children, aged two to ten years. All of the stories have a very real and personal feel, and include the name and age of each child. These playful, sometimes “tongue-in-cheek” tales straight from the minds and mouths of kids will have you learning and laughing long after you’ve turned the last page. More from the book- Round and Round it Goes Samuel, age 4: “Mom, does the Earth ever get dizzy?” Insightful Abigail, age 4: “Mommy, do you know why it snows?” Mother: “Hmm no, why?” Abigail: “It’s because the clouds wants to give the kids something funny to play with.” Astrology for Beginners 3 girls, age 4, during nursery school lunch-break discuss zodiac signs: Jessica: “I’m a Capricorn.” Taylor: “I’m a Virgo.” Ashley: “I’m a Princess.” Jurassic Dad Sydney, age 7: “Dad, you’re so old you must remember what the dinosaurs looked like?”
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."
CLUTTER FREE STORAGE SOLUTIONS WORTHY OF A DIY PINTEREST HOME ─ YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME AND SIMPLIFY LIFE ─ DIY PINTEREST TYPE TIPS Cas Aarssen, YouTube's Organized Clutterbug, spends her time organizing other peoples 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 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 • Enjoy a diy Pinterest home
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.
"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
By Marc Silber
In Advancing Your Photography, Silber provides the definitive handbook that will take you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the cycle of photography, Silber makes it so you can master the art form. Purposefully compact, this handbook is meant to fit in your camera bag as it will be your guide and coach as you expand your artistic endeavor. Photography and the technology associated with it is constantly evolving, but the fundamentals remain the same. Advancing Your Photography will carry you forward in a lifetime of pursuing the art and chairmanship of photography. What you’ll learn from this book: * The top tips for making outstanding photographs from Ansel Adams and other top photographers — with many examples and step by steps to implement * How to put this advice into use and train your eye to see composition with emotional impact * Know and master the key points of operating your camera like a pro * How to capture remarkable photographs with more tips from the pros * How to process your images to professional standards From the book: "What makes this books so powerful is that I have been able to distill from my 1000s of hours of interviews with top photographers high level knowledge, that would take decades to acquire — but I have presented this knowledge in a way that even a new photographer can grasp and put right to work. If someone applies themselves and rolls up their sleeves, with this handbook, they can become an excellent photographer and make photographs that they and others will love."
Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. (All after a long day at the office.) Women have always been strong- true heroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised for the future. The amazing women inside include: Dian Fossey, Martina Navratilova, Sojourner Truth, Indira Ghandi, Aretha Franklin, Margaret Mead, Coretta Scott King, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Joan Baez, Eleanor Roosevelt, Coco Chanel, Anita Hill, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, and many more. Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!
By Henry Green
|Over the last decade, more than 10 million refugees have fled the Middle East and North Africa. There is not a day that goes by without the media highlighting another human interest story. The Great Uprooting stands out in the crowd. It targets Arab Jews, a million strong that were displaced before the Arab spring and scattered to many Diasporas. Invisible and ignored, the volume gives voice to these Jews from Islamic Lands, a forgotten exodus and reveals a human rights story that foreshadows what lies ahead for many of today's refugees.|
Coyote Peterson’s… Bravest Animal Adventures chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had with wildlife over the course of his life. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch at the age of 8 years old and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness Shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to a 700lb Grizzly Bear that helped Coyote teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild. Each and every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure as Coyote, driven by a natural curiosity and love for animals, gets dangerously close to these incredible creatures. This collection of short stories aims to inspire a healthy dose of adventure and a fascination with wildlife for children of all ages. While the danger is eminent for Coyote, each story reminds the reader that animals rule the wild places of this planet and as long as we respect them from a safe distance even the most frightening of creatures are more likely to be afraid of us than we should ever be of them. Be Brave… Stay Wild!