Description : Gus herds his people like sheep. Abby loves borrowing slippers. And once, Mr. Beefy ate a pie. It's a dog's life. Filled with squeaky toys, mischief, and plenty of naps. Every dog has a tail to wag and a tale to tell. Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest asked this collection of canines to speak up with their own words, barks, and yips.
Description : TURN EVERY BUSINESS CONNECTION INTO A PAYING CLIENT With a Foreword by Michael Port, bestselling author of Book Yourself Solid Clients, Clients, and More Clients arms you with powerful tools from the field of psychology for building every business connection into the kind of relationship that leads to referrals, joint ventures, and sustainable business growth. “In this book—chock full of ideas at the intersection of marketing and psychology—Larina Kase shows you how to master the art of building relationships that drive new clients.” —David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of Real-Time Marketing & PR “Larina Kase has done a first-rate job of explicating many crucial elements of human psychology. But it is her instructive advice on how to harness that information profitably that elevates this book’s usefulness to great heights.” —Robert B. Cialdini, author of Influence: Science and Practice “Larina Kase knows about social proof. You can tell by who she got to endorse the book. But go deeper. There’s lots of actionable information in here, and it will result in more business.” —Chris Brogan, coauthor of Trust Agents and president of Human Business Works “This book is ideal if you’ve ever wondered how to differentiate yourself from the crowd, how to really build relationships that pay off, and how to establish your expertise with ease. This is one book you will thank yourself in the future for!” —Shama Kabani, author of the bestselling The Zen of Social Media Marketing “If ‘who you know’ and making a meaningful connection with them is truly part of the success factor in business (and it is), I promise you that Larina Kase's Clients, Clients, and More Clients will have your phone ringing and e-mail box full of people who truly want to do business with you. A savvy, wise, and value-based text allows the reader to learn what few others understand: the Science and Art of Connecting. I've read and reviewed a dozen books on building a solid client base. Most completely miss the target. This book is a handbook to meet, connect with, and build a valuable relationship with just about anyone you want to.” —Kevin Hogan, Psy.D., author of The Science of Influence and The Psychology of Persuasion “This is a remarkable, readable, and instantly practical book packed with leading-edge tips on attracting new clients fast. I loved it!” —Dr. Joe Vitale, author of The Attractor Factor “In Clients, Clients, and More Clients, Larina Kase shows you how to find and influence prospects so they’ll understand the value of your work and readily do business with you. The research-based strategies in this important and engaging book are worth any businessperson’s time, close study, and dedicated application. The book is true to its promises." —Mark Levy, founder of Levy Innovation and author of Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content ”Clients, Clients, and More Clients is a must-read for every sales executive, sales manager, and company executive. This is not your typical how-to sales guide, as it digs deep into how to change a losing sales strategy into a winning success. Larina uncovers the psychology behind the sales mentality, and breaks the process down, step-by-step; making it crystal clear the direction you’ll need to take to achieve long-term success.” —Shawn Jennings Edgington, CIC, CEO, and founder of Granite Insurance Brokers, Cyber Safety Academy Fundraiser, and author of The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook and Social Media
Description : From one of the leading Fortnite gamers in the world comes your game plan for outclassing the rest at playing video games. Packed with illustrations, photographs, anecdotes, and insider tips, this complete compendium includes everything Tyler "Ninja" Blevins wishes he knew before he got serious about gaming. Here's how to: -Build a gaming PC -Practice with purpose -Develop strategy -Improve your game sense -Pull together the right team -Stream with skill -Form a community online -And much more Video games come and go, but Ninja's lessons are timeless. Pay attention to them and you'll find that you're never really starting over when the next big game launches. Who knows--you may even beat him one day. As he says, that's up to you.
Description : The national-bestselling memoir of a woman’s resistance and struggles in Communist China—“an absorbing story of resourcefulness and courage” (The New York Times). A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In August 1966, a group of Red Guards ransacked the home of Nien Cheng. Her background made her an obvious target for the fanatics of the Cultural Revolution: educated in London, the widow of an official of Chiang Kai-shek’s regime, and an employee of Shell Oil. When she refused to confess that any of this made he an enemy of the state, she was placed in solitary confinement, where she would remain for more than six years. Life and Death in Shanghai recounts the story of Nien Cheng’s imprisonment—a time of extreme deprivation which she met with heroic resistance—as well as her quest for justice when she was released. It is also the story of a country torn apart by Mao Tse-tung’s vicious campaign to topple party moderates. An incisive, personal account of a terrifying chapter in twentieth-century history, Life and Death in Shanghai is also an astounding portrait of one woman’s courage.
Description : That's the way the cookie crumbles! Yum! Our magic mirror has dropped me and my brother, Jonah, into the story of Hansel and Gretel. If we're lucky, we may even get to taste the cake-house... But we didn't count on accidentally getting trapped. The real Hansel and Gretel are on the run, and Jonah and I have taken their place. And the witch is making a kid casserole for dinner... Now we have to: - Avoid being eaten - Pretend our dog is a cat - Learn to make kale smoothies - Befriend a talking duck Or we may never make it back to our home sweet home!
Description : The highly toxic PBB poisoning of Michigan remains the most widespread chemical contamination known in U.S. history. The Poisoning of Michiganis an investigative journalist's account of the contamination of Michigan's dairy cattle with the highly toxic chemical PBB (polybrominated biphenyl) in 1973. A near relation of PCB, this now-banned substance, designed as a fire retardant, was mistaken for a nutritional supplement at a chemical plant. It ended up in cattle feed that was distributed to farms throughout the state. By the time the error was discovered, virtually all nine million residents of Michigan had been ingesting contaminated milk and meat for almost a year. A new introduction by the author and an afterword by three distinguished environmental scientists explain how the legacy of Michigan's poisoning lives on — and how equally toxic substitutes for PBB still invade our homes and lives. This new edition of Egginton's environmental classic — first published in 1980 and long out of print — tells how the tragedy affected both the farm community and the wider populace, and how federal and state authorities failed to respond. "We were mired in a swamp of ignorance," one state official admitted.
Description : It doesn't matter if you're a caveman, a time traveller or a regular person. Sooner or later, someone's going to break your heart. The sketches in Simon Rich's new book are bizarre, funny, and - if you've ever been in love - all too familiar. From the invisible man stalking his ex, to Sherlock Holmes' only blind spot, The Last Girlfriend on Earth is always enchanting, often sweet, though occasionally awkward. Just like love itself. 'The Last Girlfriend On Earthis silly, surreal, sometimes sad and always laugh-out-loud funny. This collection will have you giggling/crying/squirming in recognition, and wondering what exactly Simon Rich has eaten to dream all this stuff up ... pulls off the tough trick of being both heart-warming and hilarious - it's a must-read if you've ever so much as had a crush on someone' Heat 'Pithy, occasionally bonkers' Time Out 'Truly hilarious' Eva Wiseman, Observer
Description : An overlooked area in the burgeoning field of animal studies is explored: the way nonhuman animals in the early modern Spanish empire were valued companions, as well as economic resources. Montaigne was not alone in his appreciation of animal life.
Description : Today show's Michele Borba's cures for difficult childhood behaviors In this down-to-earth guide, parenting expert Michele Borba offers advice for dealing with children's difficult behavior and hot button issues including biting, temper tantrums, cheating, bad friends, inappropriate clothing, sex, drugs, peer pressure, and much more. Written for parents of kids age 3-13, this book offers easy-to-implement advice for the most important challenges parents face with kids from toddlers to tweens. Includes immediate solutions to the most common childhood problems and challenges Written by Today Show's resident parenting expert Michele Borba Offers clear step-by-step guidance for solving difficult childhood behaviors and family conflicts Contains a wealth of advice that is easy-to-follow and gets quick results Author has written outstanding parenting books including Building Moral Intelligence, No More Misbehavin', Don't Give Me that Attitude, and more Each of the 101 issues includes clear questions, specific step-by-step solutions, and advice that is age appropriate.
Description : Our personal space is dear to us all. We live our lives in full public view on social media - posting photos of the food we just ate or even expressing intimate feelings for our loved ones - but there are still things we would rather not share with the world. Indeed, it is privacy that sets man apart from the animals who must stick together in the wild for their own safety. But mankind was not born private. Our primitive ancestors too lived in large groups, every member of which knew all there was to know about the others. Privacy evolved over time as man developed technologies to wall himself off, even as he remained part of the society at large. But just as some technologies enhanced privacy, others - such as the printing press or the portable camera - chipped away at it. Every time this happened, man opposed the technology at first but made his peace with it eventually to benefit from the obvious good it could do. We are at a similar crossroads today with data technologies. Aadhaar is one example of the many ways in which we have begun to use data in everything we do. While it has made it far easier to avail of services from the government and private enterprises than ever before, there are those who rightly worry about people's private data being put to ill use - and, worse, without consent. But this anxiety is no different from that which we felt during the teething troubles of every previous technology we adopted. What we really need is a new framework that unlocks the full potential of a data-driven future while still safeguarding what we hold most dear - our privacy. In this pioneering work, technology lawyer Rahul Matthan traces the changing notions of privacy from the earliest times to its evolution through landmark cases in the UK, US and India. In the process, he re-imagines the way we should be thinking about privacy today if we are to take full advantage of modern data technologies, cautioning against getting so obsessed with their potential harms that we design our laws to prevent us from benefiting from them at all.