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Freaking Out: Real-life Stories About Anxiety
That sweaty, gut-clenching, suffocating, racing-heart feeling . . . That dull, never-ending sense that something’s wrong. What is it? Anxiety. And it affects millions of young North Americans today. When anxiety has you in its grip, it can seem impossible to rationalize your way out of it. From phobias to compulsiveness to post traumatic stress disorder, Freaking Out chronicles the many guises of excessive anxiety in teens’ lives and the havoc it can wreak.These 13 powerful, true stories are told by teens whose anxiety spans the spectrum, from heightened angst to full-blown disorders. As they explore anxiety's power to take over their thoughts and affect their entire lives, they also address the different ways to deal with overwhelming worry, and how to ultimately unshackle themselves from its grip.
The Garden Apothecary
Herb Nerd Reece Carter makes herbal medicine new again with this vibrant guide to making your own clean and natural remedies for everyday ailments and beauty needs.Health and wellness is a booming sector in Australia. We eat clean and we detox our pantries. But what about our medicine cabinets and the lotions and potions we use on our skin? Shouldn't we take as much care with those as we do with food?In The Garden Apothecary, Herb Nerd Reece Carter shows you how to grow and make your own gentle herbal remedies, taking you right through from growing your own plants to concocting your own tinctures and ointments.Using forty of his favourite recipes, Reece reveals how you can use organic raw ingredients to relieve a wide range of everyday ailments, naturally.The Garden Apothecary reveals how natural remedies can help you:* boost your immunity and fight flus and colds* relieve stress and sleep issues* improve your digestion and gut health* increase your vitality and libido* resolve skin and beauty problems.This book will inspire you to take hold of your health with remedies backed by traditional use and modern science that can all be rustled up from your own garden or pantry.
The Girl from Kathmandu: Twelve Dead Men and a Woman's Quest for Justice
The shocking story of the massacre of a group of Nepalese men working as Defense contractors for the United States Government during the Iraq War, and the widow who dedicated her life to finding justice for her husband and the other victims - a riveting tale of courageous heroes, corporate war profiteers, international business, exploitation, trafficking, and human rights in the age of global capitalism that reveals how modern power truly works.
The Golden Hour
The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora "Lulu" Randolph arrives in the Bahamas to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires?Or so Lulu imagines. But as she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess’s social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands’ political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward’s marriage lies an ugly—and even treasonous—reality. In fact, Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love.Then Nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe’s complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen.The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of espionage, sacrifice, human love, and human courage, set against a shocking true crime . . . and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.
Hay Fuego En Los Astros
En octubre de 1947, Grace Holland atraviesa dos sequías simultáneas. Un verano extremadamente caluroso y seco ha convertido el estado de Maine en un polvorín. Grace y su esposo Gene han perdido el amor y ya casi no se hablan. Con cinco meses de embarazo y cuidando a dos niños pequeños, la vida de Grace se resume nada más a la soledad y sus labores domésticas. Una noche se despierta y descubre que los incendios arrasan la costa y se acercan cada vez más a su casa. Se ve obligada a arrojar sus hijos al mar para escapar de las llamas, mientras observa impotente cómo todo lo que conoce arde hasta los cimientos. Por la mañana, su vida cambiará para siempre: está sin hogar, sin dinero, esperando noticias sobre la suerte de su marido, y se encuentra abandonada frente a un futuro incierto en una ciudad que ya no existe. Con valentía y estoicismo, Grace supera una pérdida devastadora y, a pesar del humo, avista la oportunidad de reescribir su historia.
Her Name Was Dolores: The Jenn I Knew
Jenni Rivera, a gentle woman often filled with doubt. A spiritual woman who lived in faith. A woman who gave of herself deeply to the community. A woman who wanted nothing more than to be loved, but who could only find it onstage. Told through Pete Salgado’s and Gabriel Vazquez perspectives, both were Jenn’s managers, and they share stories about the life of Dolores that no one knew and did not see on stage…
Hid from Our Eyes (Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries, Bk. 9)
1952. Millers Kill Police Chief Harry McNeil is called to a crime scene where a woman in a party dress has been murdered with no obvious cause of death.1972. Millers Kill Police Chief Jack Liddle is called to a murder scene of a woman that's very similar to one he worked as a trooper in the 50s. The only difference is this time, they have a suspect. Young Vietnam War veteran Russ van Alstyne found the body while riding his motorcycle and is quickly pegged as the prime focus of the investigation.Present-day. Millers Kill Police Chief Russ van Alstyne gets a 911 call that a young woman has been found dead in a party dress, the same MO as the crime he was accused of in the 70s. The pressure is on for Russ to solve the murder before he's removed from the case.Russ will enlist the help of his police squad and Reverend Clare Fergusson, who is already juggling the tasks of being a new mother to her and Russ's baby and running St. Alban's Church, to finally solve these crimes.
Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
Microsoft's CEO tells the inside story of the company's continuing transformation, while tracing his own journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant changes of the digital era and offering his vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies.
Hooked: When Addiction Hits Home
Shantz-Hilkes, Chloe (Edt)
This collection of ten true stories is based on interviews with people who, in their youth, lived with an addicted parent or sibling. The subjects speak honestly about what it was like to grow up with a family member addicted to alcohol, drugs, food, pills, or gambling.While describing how they managed to cope, interviewees explore the full range of situations and emotions they experienced —from denial, anger, and confusion to acceptance and forgiveness.Their maturity, sensitivity, and even their sense of humor will give teens going through similar situations the important realization that there are many ways to break free from the chains of others’ addictions.
The House of Brides
Miranda’s life and career has been a roller-coaster ride. Her successful rise to the top of the booming lifestyle industry as a social media influencer led to a humiliating fall after a controversial product she endorsed flopped. Desperate to get away from the hate-spewing trolls shaming her on the internet, she receives a mysterious letter from a young cousin in England that plunges her into a dark family mystery.Miranda’s mother Tessa Summers, a famous author, died when Miranda was a child. The young woman’s only connection to the Summers family is through Tessa’s famous book The House of Brides—a chronicle of the generations of women who married into the infamous Summers family and made their home in the rambling Barnsley House, the family’s estate. From Gertrude Summers, a famed crime novelist, to Miranda’s grandmother Beatrice, who killed herself after setting fire to Barnsley while her children slept, each woman in The House of Brides is more notorious than the next. The house’s current “bride” is the beautiful, effervescent Daphne, her Uncle Max’s wife—a famed celebrity chef who saved Barnsley from ruin turning the estate into an exclusive culinary destination and hotel.Curious about this legendary family she has never met, Miranda arrives at Barnsley posing as a prospective nanny answering an advertisement. She’s greeted by the compelling yet cold housekeeper Mrs. Mins, and meets the children and her Uncle Max—none of whom know her true identity. But Barnsley is not what Miranda expected. The luxury destination and award-winning restaurant is gone, and Daphne is nowhere to be found. Most disturbing, one of the children is in a wheelchair after a mysterious accident. What happened in this house? Where is Daphne? What darkness lies hidden in Barnsley?
How Football (Nearly) Came Home: Adventures in Putin's World Cup
The summer of 2018: England sweltered in the most sustained heatwave for 42 years, the government tore itself apart over deals and no deals, and hundreds of miles away, in a taciturn and strange state, the national football team did the unthinkable in the World Cup: they didn’t screw it up.The England team that touched down in Russia for the 2018 World Cup was a new-look outfit: there were no real stars, no overblown egos, and no dickheads. Still reeling from the wincing exit to Iceland in the 2016 Euros, expectations were at an all-time low. Qualification had been smooth if not spectacular, and pundits and fans alike were lukewarm about the team’s chances. Just avoiding embarrassment would have counted as some kind of success. As the tournament kicked off, a stunningly stage-managed occasion by Putin and his cronies at FIFA, we all took a deep inhale of breath and waited for the inevitable: technical ineptitude and crap penalties.How wrong we were. Over the next three weeks, as back home we dissolved in the heat, our football team gave us reason to believe. We squeaked a win against Tunisia, trounced Panama and had a great tactical defeat to Belgium to open up the draw to the final. We all bought waistcoats and eulogised Southgate’s calm, fatherly manner. We all fell in love with ‘Slabhead’, aka Harry Maguire. And we did it all to the tune of ‘It’s Coming Home’.Barney Ronay was there through the whole tournament, criss–crossing over Russia as he followed the England team, and the rest, on their quest for glory. Here, he captures the sights and sounds, the twists and turns, the bad food and the great football that contributed into making this World Cup one of the greatest of all time.
How to Read Poetry Like a Professor (Large Print)
Foster, Thomas C.
From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles.No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history—and a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge.Poetry demands more from readers—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually—than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our reading shifted to prose and later when we encountered poetry again, we had no recent experience to make it feel familiar. But reading poetry doesn’t need to be so overwhelming. In an entertaining and engaging voice, Thomas C. Foster shows readers how to overcome their fear of poetry and learn to enjoy it once more.
How to Write a Romance: Or, How to Write Witty Dialogue, Smoldering Love Scenes, and Happily Ever Afters
The Team at Avon Books
From from the desks of the Editors of Avon - the industry's premiere romance publisher - How to Write a Romance is a playful and inspirational guide through the world of writing romance. Inside, aspiring writers will find prompts on a variety of topics, from plot to dialogue to character development, as well as wisdom from beloved Avon authors on their craft, making this journal the ideal writer's companion whether you're on your first or final draft.
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La Ola Detenida
Guedez, Juan Carlos Mendez
Caracas es la ciudad más peligrosa del mundo, y allí se ha perdido el rastro de la española Begoña de la Serna, hija díscola de un influyente político conservador. Para averiguar su paradero, la familia de la chica contrata a Magdalena Yaracuy, original detective que para resolver sus casos combina la brujería, las artes marciales y una certera puntería con las armas de fuego.Pero la desaparición de Begoña se complica. Crímenes sanguinarios, grupos paramilitares, secuestradores, narcotraficantes y militares corruptos, rodean el mundo de esta muchacha que quizá ha cometido el error de enterarse de peligrosos secretos en un país aplastado por la escasez, el miedo y la violencia.Magdalena Yaracuy deberá echar mano de su agudeza, su intuición y en una feroz carrera contra el tiempo rescatar a su cliente antes de que sea capturada por los múltiples enemigos que desean exterminarla.Un thriller apasionante, con un personaje entrañable, enamoradizo y divertido que los lectores no podrán olvidar.
The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales, Bk. 1)
In the middle years of the ninth century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England - and the course of history - depended upon one man, one king.New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell's The Last Kingdom is a rousing epic adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love, and battle as seen through the eyes of a young warrior who straddled two worlds.
Lies in White Dresses
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Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
A candid, feminist, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhoodLike most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. What exactly is a placenta and how does it function? How does a body go into labor? Why is breast best? Is wine totally off-limits? But as she soon discovered, it’s not easy to find satisfying answers. Your obstetrician will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate data; and even the most trusted books will offer information with a heavy dose of judgment. To educate herself, the food and culture writer embarked on an intensive journey of exploration, diving into the scientific mysteries and cultural attitudes that surround motherhood to find answers to questions that had only previously been given in the form of advice about what women ought to do—rather than allowing them the freedom to choose the right path for themselves.In Like a Mother, Garbes offers a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, biology, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood, informed by in-depth reportage and personal experience. With the curiosity of a journalist, the perspective of a feminist, and the intimacy and urgency of a mother, she explores the emerging science behind the pressing questions women have about everything from miscarriage to complicated labors to postpartum changes. The result is a visceral, full-frontal look at what’s really happening during those nine life-altering months, and why women deserve access to better care, support, and information.Infused with humor and born out of awe, appreciation, and understanding of the female body and its strength, Like a Mother debunks common myths and dated assumptions, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives.
Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home. But while Lyle is thrilled to have his whole family reunited, he’s also uneasy: in Shiloh’s absence, she has become deeply involved with an extremist church, and the devout pastor courting her is convinced Isaac has the spiritual ability to heal the sick.While reckoning with his own faith - or lack thereof - Lyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and his desire to keep his daughter and grandson in his life. But when the church’s radical belief system threatens Isaac’s safety, Lyle is forced to make a decision from which the family may not recover.Set over the course of one year and beautifully evoking the change of seasons, Little Faith is a powerful and deeply affecting intergenerational novel about family and community, the ways in which belief is both formed and shaken, and the lengths we go to protect our own.
The Lost Daughter
A Russian princess. An extraordinary sacrifice. A captivating secret...From the author of The Secret Wife, a gripping journey through decades and across continents, of love, devastating loss and courage against all odds.1918With the country they once ruled turned against them, the future of Russia's imperial family hangs in the balance. When middle daughter Maria Romanova captivates two of the guards, it will lead to a fateful choice between right and wrong.Fifty-five years later . . .Val rushes to her father's side when she hears of his troubling end-of-life confession: 'I didn't want to kill her.' As she unravels the secrets behind her mother's disappearance when she was twelve years old, she finds herself caught up in one of the world's greatest mysteries.
Love Street: Pulp Romance for Modern Women
Visually arresting, irresistibly sexy, and ferociously funny, this faux 1980s pulp love magazine is the perfect beach read, coffee table accessory, or gift from the brain that brought you @theyellowhairedgirl.Dedicated to broken-hearted girls who will always love again . . .Have you ever hooked up with a homeless hottie who stole your heart, but then also your potato chips? Flaked out on friends and changed the course of your entire life after meeting the “perfect” guy before discovering his multiple undiagnosed anti-social personality disorders? Planned a What-Would-Dolly-Parton-Do day but then realized you have no hair spray and just ate raw cookie dough by yourself instead? If it’s happened to Leah Rachel, it can happen to you. Instagram’s insanely popular Yellow Haired Girl, unloads in this brutally funny and vibrantly illustrated book about love, fluids, resilience, pain, and owning the whole marvelous mess we call womanhood.Filled with quizzes, recipes for the lost, mad libs, puzzles, horoscopes, and raw personal essays, Love Street is packed with screw-it-all advice on sex, drugs, diets, dating, self-esteem, body image, friends, romance, masturbation, fashion, and crashing into love so fast and hard you’re as sure as your lost dignity it’s the real thing. This unique, eye-popping work of pulp art is both aspirational and cringingly relatable. This is for any woman who isn’t afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve, no matter how many times it’s been through the washer. Paper dolls included.
Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know
Offers an intriguing and hip exploration of the advertising universe. It's the perfect guide to help kids decode all the messages.
The Man Who Wouldn't Die
Jewell, A. B.
Silicon Valley scion Captain Don Donogue is dead under mysterious circumstances. In fact, he might’ve well have been murdered. Just ask Captain Don himself. He’s been sending messages about his suspicious death from beyond the grave. Yep, he’s been tweeting from the afterlife. Or so it seems. Could life-after-death be Silicon Valley’s latest innovation? Our bodies die but our souls and social media accounts are eternal? This is the mystery that confronts the only sane person left in a region gone mad with greed, William Fitzgerald. Fitch. He’s a world-class detective, tough, stoic, carries a big fist and a flip phone. He’s a bad fit for Silicon Valley, where the law firms have drive-thru windows manned by barristeristas (who serve instant coffee and instant patents); attractive women aren’t MILF’s but TELFs (Tech Executives I’d Like To Fund); and couples are so anxious to get into the best free-play kindergartens that they get on the waiting list as soon as they freeze their sperm and eggs for later use.One day, a woman knocks on Fitch’s door. She’s got a handful of cash and a wild story: She says that her father was Captain Don, or is Captain Don. He was killed, or maybe not. He’s tweeting from beyond. Fitch takes the case and goes into the belly of the valley, discovering that life and death, well, sometimes they’re just another transaction….Original, clever, and hysterical, The Man Who Wouldn’t Die is the Carl Hiaasen of Silicon Valley and neo-noir at its unforgettable best.
Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages (Medieval Life)
Throughout history, the significance of the family - the basic social unit - has been vital. In Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages, acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies trace the development of marriage and the family from the medieval era to early modern times. It describes how the Roman and barbarian cultural streams merged under the influence of the Christian church to forge new concepts, customs, laws, and practices. Century by century, the Gies follow the development - sometimes gradual, at other times revolutionary - of significant components in the history of the family including:• The basic functions of the family as a production unit, as well as its religious, social, judicial, and educational roles.• The shift of marriage from private arrangement between families to public ceremony between individuals, and the adjustments in dowry, bride-price, and counter-dowry.• The development of consanguinity rules and incest taboos in church law and lay custom.• The peasant family in its varying condition of being free or unfree, poor, middling, or rich.• The aristocratic estate, the problem of the younger son, and the disinheritance of daughters.• The Black Death and its long-term effects on the family.• Sex attitudes and customs: the effects of variations in age of men and women at marriage.• The changing physical environment of noble, peasant, and urban families.• Arrangements by families for old age and retirement.Expertly researched, master historians Frances and Joseph Gies—whose books were used by George R.R. Martin in his research for Game of Thrones—paint a compelling, detailed portrait of family life and social customs in one of the most riveting eras in history.
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