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

Tortie 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 Self-Guided Workbook for Highly Effective Teens

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Updated and redesigned Sean Covey classic

Sean Covey has helped countless teens make better decisions and improve their sense of self-worth.

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 it's graphically more engaging to help teens understand and apply the power of the Habits.

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48 HOURS IN EUROPEAN CAPITALS

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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SYRIA

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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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The Gamer's Bucket List

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Which games are worth playing?

The 50 best games: From pixelated pioneer adventures to stunning space odysseys, the boundaries of the video game world are expanding every day. Grand epics and gritty mysteries. Fierce competition and friendly cooperation. Powerful emotions and uproarious laughter. Video games are fantastically diverse and wonderfully creative, but not all games are created equal. With so many games out there on so many different consoles, computers, and devices, how do you decide which games are worth playing? Backed by years of writing about games professionally and decades spent playing them, Chris Watters lays out a list of 50 games to entertain and enlighten you. Whether you’re trying to learn more about the world of gaming or strengthening your claim to true gaming fluency, these are the games you’ll want to play, and why you’ll want to play them.

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If You Give Your Kid A Smart Phone

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If you give a kid a smart phone, you’ll have a lot of headaches to fix. Bringing the question of whether or not children are mature enough to have their own smart devices, this downward spiral of a spoiled kid gone rotten will show the consequences of giving a child gifts they’re not ready for. From accidentally flushing the phone down the toilet to crying for the next gadget update, parents will learn that if you give a kid a smart phone, you’ll only cause trouble.

 

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Dog Hacks Handbook

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Oh, boy . . . you got a dog. Now what? They’re cute and cuddly, but do you really know what you just got yourself into? Walking, feeding, and cleaning are only the beginning. Your new best friend will provide you unconditional love with never-ending demands. So where do you go from here? Dog Hacks Handbook has all the help you need for the newest member of your family. From keeping your playful pup from jumping on every guest to making sure he doesn't get sick, every hack will help you expect the unexpected. Overflowing with how-to illustrations, infographics and heavily researched insight on everything pet-friendly, Dog Hacks Handbook will make it so you love every second you spend with your pup.

 

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Holly, Drop That Friggin' Marker!

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One evening, over-indulged Holly decided to demonstrate her artistic talents on the newly-decorated walls of her parents dream home. In this made-for-parents satirical tale, our 21st Century-imaginative child Holly creates a messy masterpiece only an unemployed painter could love. Will her new age parents finally give in and punish her? Will they take away the marker for a day? Or will they go the route of Harold and the Purple Crayon, and simply let her imagination ruin their walls? Holly, Drop that Friggin' Marker is the perfect blend of comedy and truth that any parent with an artistic child can enjoy and learn from.

 

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52 Simple Ways To Be Vegetarian and Cruelty-Free

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Level up your Veggie life with 52 Simple Ways to reduce your footprint, eat organics, and maintain an animal-friendly lifestyle. As you progress through each of the five levels, you'll find tips for great recipes, shopping and cooking techniques for every mealtime. Learn surprising facts about the impact of meat and animal products on the environment and how even small do-it-yourself ideas lead to real impact. Begin with small changes, and transition all meat out of your diet. You can be meat-free every day of the year with 52 Simple Ways To Go Vegetarian.

 

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Money Hacks Handbook

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How to get your money life under control

Life is expensive. Rent. School. Gas. Dates. Breakfast. Alcohol. It just seems like all the best parts of life come with a price tag. Well, not anymore! Sort of. While things will always cost money, there is a way to make it work for you. Money Hacks Handbook will solve all your worries about budgeting, investing, and all things invovling money management. This is the definitive book when it comes to our fiscal needs. Overflowing with how-to illustrations, infographics and heavily researched insight on everything that requires a credit card, Money Hacks Handbook will make it so you never have to worry about being evicted again.

 

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The Very Hungry Honey Badger

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Honey Badger is angry because Honey Badger is hungry. In The Very Hungry Honey Badger, you’ll witness the angriest mammal in the animal kingdom get into several fights as he searches for food. From scaring off buffalo to battling cobras, Honey Badger will show you he does not mess around when his stomach’s grumbling. Someone get him food, pronto! From Kumquat comes the retelling of a classic story through the voracious appetite of the Honey Badger.
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Weird Crime

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Every day, new and strange cases of violence and crime spring up throughout the world. In this collection of strange stories, the Associated Press has examined the furthest edge of society’s criminal element—obsessive, egomaniacal cult leaders. Many of these stories unfold under normal circumstances. People looking to believe in something greater and find somewhere to belong. From the “friendly” sci-fi cult led by Marshall Applewhite the supposedly progressive, Beatles-loving Charles Manson, the faces of cult crime often offer its followers the acceptance they’re looking for—at a price. What drives people to the edge? Observe the evil within from the world’s most famous cases of doomsday cults through the renowned reporting and analysis of The Associated Press.
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52 Simple Ways to Be Vegan

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Level up your animal-kind life with 52 Simple Ways to reduce your food budget, eat organics, and keep your diet super vegan-friendly. As you progress through each of the five levels, you'll find tips for ditching animal-based products at every mealtime. Learn surprising facts about the impact of meat and animal products on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas. Start with small changes, like reducing your meat intake, and work your way up to replacing eggs, dairy, and even leather clothing. You can be cruelty-free every day of the year with 52 Simple Ways To Go Vegan.

 

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