Description : DIVIn the age of Botox, plastic surgery, and chemically engineered anti-aging products, this book offers respite from the madness and new hope for the future. /div
Description : The best-selling creators of Making Up demonstrate the principles of beauty for women of all ages, presenting full-color illustrations and photographs of real-life models that stress that every age has its own unique beauty. 25,000 first printing.
Description : In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award | The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Salon • The Plain Dealer • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A book of extraordinary intelligence [and] humanity . . . beyond groundbreaking.”—Junot Díaz, The New York Times Book Review “Reported like Watergate, written like Great Expectations, and handily the best international nonfiction in years.”—New York “This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece.”—Judges’ Citation for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award “[A] landmark book.”—The Wall Street Journal “A triumph of a book.”—Amartya Sen “There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them.”—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc “[A] stunning piece of narrative nonfiction . . . [Katherine] Boo’s prose is electric.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Inspiring, and irresistible . . . Boo’s extraordinary achievement is twofold. She shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care.”—People
Description : It's not just that rich people don't know what they've got. They don't even know what they throw away. India is beginning to prosper. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport is an obstacle, a makeshift slum. It's home to foul mouthed Zehrunisa and her garbage sorting son Abdul, entrepreneurs both. Sunil, twelve, picks plastic. Manju, schoolteacher, hopes to be the settlement's first woman to gain a degree. Asha, go-to woman, exploits every scam to become a first-class person. And Fatima, One Leg, is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood. Katherine Boo spent three years under the flight-path, recording the lives of Annawadi's diverse inhabitants. Now from Boo's book, which won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction in 2012, David Hare has fashioned an epic play for the stage which details the ingenious and sometimes violent ways in which the poor and disadvantaged negotiate with corruption to seek a handhold on capitalism's lowest rungs. David Hare's stage adaptation of Behind the Beautiful Forevers premiered at the National Theatre, London, in November 2014.
Description : I'm sure you've seen people who have radically changed their life for the better in a matter of months or years. The simplest example is the transformation pictures we see on the front page of most health and fitness products. We wonder - How did that person change so fast? Did they take some sort of magic pill? Then, we appreciate their dedication and move on with our normal lives. Imagine if you could make that level of transformation every few months or years in your life.I'm not just talking about the physical looks. I'm speaking of the internal character or attitude, succeeding in different aspects, and learning new things. If you constantly transform yourself, you will live many epic lives in one body. It's almost as if you will be reborn and keep creating better versions of yourself.Most people will never experience such transformations in their lives. They will stay in the reactive mode and let life happen to them. They will stay the same all their life. But you can change because change is good when it's intentionally used to improve yourself.
Description : One seemingly innocuous promise. The one girl he could never forget.... Collins Drake exercises control over all facets of his life. From his business, to satisfying his physical needs … it all happens on his command. So when a woman shows up at his door and reminds him of a promise they made each other when they were just ten years old, it shouldn’t have the ability to rock his entire world. Yet it does. Because Mia Monroe wasn't just his childhood best friend, she wasn't just the girl he lost his virginity to and hasn't seen since, she's the one exception to his perfect control. And piece by piece, she's about to tear apart his carefully laid plans. Filthy Beautiful Forever is book 4 in the Filthy Beautiful Lies series, but can be read as a standalone.
Description : Following on from the bestselling How to Look Pretty Not Plastered for teenagers, How to Look Beautiful Forever is for women of all ages who love makeup. From 17 to 70 and beyond, learn how you can create new looks for yourself and look beautiful forever. Experienced make-up artist Emily-Rose will guide you step-by-step through: The basics of looking after your skin whatever your age. Identifying which colours suit you best. Applying flawless foundation while minimising dark or tired under-eyes and concealing blemishes and spots. Shaping your eyebrows to frame your face perfectly. Achieving beautiful eye make-up quickly and effortlessly. Keeping your lips looking gorgeous and kissable. The art of contouring, including how to achieve super-model cheekbones in one minute flat. How to Look Beautiful Forever includes express makeovers for every age and practical tips for make-up in minutes - even how to apply your make-up on the way to work!
Description : The Rewards and Challenges of Teaching Computerized Office Technology by Olivia Moore After thirty years of experience in the classroom, Olivia Moore maintains a firm belief that with a positive attitude, diligence, and no shortage of discipline, any student can be successful. Her dedication to inspiring students to reach their potential extends to other teachers. In The Rewards and Challenges of Teaching Computerized Office Technology, Moore recounts her methodology as an instructor of adult vocational education and her own professional journey alongside that of her students'. Defined by her unwavering belief in the value of the individual, Moore views the student as a professional with assets they may not even realize they have without guidance and encouragement. Both a commentary about vocational education in America and the journey of one teacher, Moore's story is a tribute to the dynamic relationship between teacher and students, as well as a testament to the continued necessity of adult education in contemporary society. About the Author Currently a resident of her native Alabama, Olivia Moore is an avid reader who loves to sew, play cards, travel, and entertain family and friends. She enjoys sports, including college football, and games of chance, especially horse racing. Moore served as church announcer and fundraising chairperson for Garner Memorial C.M.E. Church, is the co-chairperson and treasurer of the scholarship committee for DNH/Lakeside High School Reunions, and a member of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) NYC Board of Education, Retired Teachers Association of Decatur, Alabama, and the Alabama Democratic Committee (ADC) in Decatur. She is single, with one brother and three sisters (one sister is a teacher. Another sister is a teacher/counselor).