The Film Buff's Bucket List

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Theaters around the world are dominated by comic book heroes, ice princesses, apocalyptic love-struck teens, and whatever masterpiece Pixar is rolling out. It’s clear that cinema is as healthy as ever. Oscar-worthy directors, indie geniuses and foreign artists are creating stunning, boundary-pushing work. Since the turn of the century, movie lovers have been enjoying a second golden age. But which films are the best of the best? What are the top movies since 2000 to see before you die? Chris Stuckmann, one of YouTube’s most popular film reviewers (70+ million views) gives us his best of the best! In his book debut, Stuckmann delivers his list of the very best 50 Movies since 2000 – with that style and punch that YouTube viewers have come to love. These are the films you must see before you die.

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Yogi Cats

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No other creature in the animal kingdom embodies the spirit of Yoga quite like cats. Blending meditation with exercise and the calming nature of cats, Yogi Cats truly defines what it means to be flexible and at one. From beginner to the expert, yoga poses are meant to bring out the best from your body and mind. Stretch and grow with these serene, adorable and energetic cats as they explain and attempt famous poses along with instructions and practical wisdom for you to try.

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Tortitude

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Explore the wonderful world of tortoiseshell cats and tortoiseshell cat behavior. Tortoiseshell cats and calico cats are often confused. If a tortoiseshell cat has adopted you as her owner (tortoiseshell cats are almost exclusively female), you probably know that the only difference between a tortoiseshell cat and a calico cat is the absence or presence of white spots. This book, Tortitude, is about Tortoiseshell cats or torties. Tortoiseshell cat behavior. With about 2 million tortoiseshell cats in the United States, these special felines tend to be strong-willed, a bit hot-tempered, and often very possessive of their humans. Other words used to describe torties are fiercely independent, feisty and unpredictable. In Tortitude: The BIG Book About Cats With a BIG Attitude, cat expert Ingrid King (The Conscious Cat) brings her professional and personal experience to explore why these cats are so special. With expert insights combined with stunning photography and passages dedicated to the cats and their passionate guardians, King offers a new perspective on these exceptional cats.

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A Time Conscious Life

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Stephen R. Covey’s First Things First has inspired millions. Today’s generation will be newly inspired by this collection of motivating and inspirational philosophy from one of the greatest teachers of all time. A Time Conscious Life shares classic and universal perspectives on utilizing the time we have to live, love, learn, and leave a legacy. Through striking infographics and inspirational quotes, both new readers and long-time Covey admirers will discover this life-changing material in a fresh new package. Readers will also find a Personal Journal to help process the insights gleaned from the book. This book is more than an inspiration, it is an introduction to important principles needed to live, love, learn and leave a legacy through living a Time Conscious life.

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Inspire Trust

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From Stephen R. Covey—the New York Times Bestselling author—comes a new approach to establishing trust. 


Dr. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People inspired millions by providing them with the tools needed to become the best version of their selves. In Inspire Trust, Covey takes that philosophy one step further by helping you become a highly-trusted, impactful leader in your organization. Once you commit to 13 behaviors that qualify you as a capable leader, you will inspire a profound culture of trust in others and achieve greater success.

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10 Minute Beauty Hacks

Looking for some extra sleep in the morning? 10 Minute Beauty Hacks is for you. From college students to working moms, these hacks will help you look fabulous in no time. 10 Minute Beauty Hacks will show you how to look professional and great all day long – and get you out the door on time. We’ve thrown in a few hacks for your nighttime adventures too. We’ve got fast, fun, and innovative solutions to keep your face looking and feeling its best in as little time as possible. Hacks like using cold spoons to reduce puffiness, using coconut oil as makeup remover, blotting a shiny nose with a paper toilet cover, rubbing fabric softener sheets to get that bar smell out of your hair, heating your eyelash curler, using Vaseline as mascara, or using baby oil to get shine in your hair. These shortcuts will let you hit the snooze button one more time with no guilt at all.

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An Effective Life

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Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has inspired millions. Today’s generation will be newly inspired by Covey’s An Effective Life, a new approach to practicing the motivating principles taught by one of the greatest teachers of all time. An Effective Life shares original new perspectives on life and self-evaluation, striking infographics, and inspirational quotes in a fresh new package designed for the generation early in their careers and for those long-time Covey admirers who seek to improve their work and personal lives based on principles. You’ll also find a Personal Journal to help you process the insights you’ve gleaned from the book. This book is more than an inspiration, it is an introduction to important principles needed to live An Effective Life.

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A Self-Guided Workbook for Highly Effective Teens

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

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Self Integrity

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From Stephen R. Covey—the New York Times Bestselling author—comes a new approach to understanding your integrity. 


Dr. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People inspired millions by providing them with the tools needed to become the best version of their selves. In Self-Integrity, Covey takes that philosophy one step further by helping you identify the governing values of life as you align yourself with them. When you discover your purpose and direction you will develop a clear understanding of your everyday actions allowing you to translate your values into the workings of each aspect of your life.

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48 HOURS IN EUROPEAN CAPITALS

Every Saturday in The Independent’s award-winning Traveller section, “48 hours” stories explore new and exciting city-break itineraries. This collection is a wonderful reference tool for travellers looking for inspiration. The cities chosen encompass well-known and less-visited destinations, and offer travellers everything from dazzling architecture to world-class museums, designer shopping and historic landmarks.

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48 HOURS IN NORTH AMERICAN CITIES

Every Saturday in The Independent’s award-winning Traveller section, our “48 hours” stories explore new and exciting city-break itineraries. Now, 25 years after the series was first launched, we’ve produced this special, designed to help you get the most from a visit to a selection of 20 key North American cities. Among them, you can choose from New York’s dizzying nightlife, the rollercoaster thrills of Orlando, the Hollywood glitter of Los Angeles or Vancouver’s great outdoors. We’ve also included a range of accommodation options to suit your budget.

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ROBERT FISK ON ALGERIA

The deserts of North Africa are a new front in the global “war on terror”. Islamic extremists, loosely affiliated to al-Qa’ida, are attacking Western interests. The legacy of years of horrifying sectarian bloodletting in Algeria has led to an “arc of insecurity” stretching from Senegal to Somalia, with some of the fiercest action in Algeria and Mali. Rarely has a nation’s suffering been so under-reported. More than 150,000 people have been killed by their fellow Algerians, mostly with sickening cruelty, since 1992. Meanwhile, the power and influence of the fighters who call themselves Al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb has been growing inexorably. For those seeking to understand why Algeria’s tragedy matters and what it means, Robert Fisk, who raised the alarm about what was happening in Algeria while the rest of the world looked away, it is essential reading.

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ROBERT FISK ON EGYPT

No commentator is better qualified to tell the tragic tale of the cruel disappointments of the Arab Spring than Robert Fisk. He is the unflinching critic of the Mubarak regime and acclaimed chronicler of Middle-Eastern affairs for The Independent for 25 years. This powerful anthology of his journalism describes the full cycle of Egypt’s awakening and relapse, episode by episode, as it happened – from the first stirrings of unrest to the glorious dawn of Tahrir Square, and the days of shame and atrocity that followed. Told with rare insight into both Egyptian culture and the hypocrisy of the West, this is history at its most compelling, written by one of the very greatest commentators on the Arab world.

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ROBERT FISK ON ISRAEL

No journalist has chronicled the tragedies of the Israelis and the Palestinians so exhaustively, so authoritatively - or so controversially - as Robert Fisk, the Independent’s correspondent in the region for 25 years. No US president has entered the White House carrying so much hope of peace and progress in the region as Barack Obama. Yet how much has the Nobel prize-winning icon of reconciliation actually delivered? And how much objectivity has the world’s media brought to its coverage of his Middle-Eastern initiatives? This unique anthology of six years of reporting and analysis allows you to re-examine a crucial period of history by following it episode by episode, through the ferociously clear-sighted eyes of one of the great foreign reporters of our times.

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SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE

Every child goes through a phase of asking embarrassingly simple questions. Why is the sky blue? Why do we dream? Where did the Moon come from? Even the most educated adult can be stumped by such inquiries. But the curiosity behind them – and the urge to satisfy it – lies at the heart of science. This compendium of questions and answers is based on a weekly column first launched in The Independent more than 15 years ago under the rubric “Technoquest”.

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SYRIA

This remarkable anthology chronicles more than three years of spiralling violence and despair in Syria: atrocity heaped upon atrocity, misery upon misery, and all - so far - to no avail. No faction is without blood on its hands; no crime, from torture to poison gas, has been deemed taboo. The dead are too numerous to count. As for the living, close to 3 million refugees have fled Syria, with millions more internally displaced. How did we come to this? There is no better way to answer this question than to revisit The Independent's published accounts of the unfolding tragedy. Spearheaded by peerless and profoundly experienced correspondents such as Patrick Cockburn, Robert Fisk, Kim Sengupta, our coverage has led the world in its fearlessness and insight. Syria's tragedy is not yet over.

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Achieving Balance

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From Stephen R. Covey—the New York Times Bestselling author—comes a new approach to understanding balance. 


Dr. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People inspired millions by providing them with the tools needed to become the best version of their selves. In Achieving Balance, Covey takes that philosophy one step further by helping you reignite the vision, passion, and a spirit of adventure in your life, while preserving a sense of balance in your life and your time.

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Sense of Purpose

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From Stephen R. Covey—the New York Times Bestselling author—comes a new approach to understanding your purpose. 


Dr. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People inspired millions by providing them with the tools needed to become the best version of their selves. In A Sense of Purpose, Covey takes that philosophy one step further by helping you craft a Personal Mission Statement that truly defines you. As you discover your mission you will become empowered to lead your life instead of spend your life reacting.

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