How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass

A Critical Thinker's Guide to Asking the Right Questions

Author: Christopher Dicarlo

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616143983

Category: Philosophy

Page: 398

View: 8778

In this witty, incisive guide to critical thinking the author provides you with the tools to allow you to question beliefs and assumptions held by those who claim to know what they’re talking about. These days there are many people whom we need to question: politicians, lawyers, doctors, teachers, clergy members, bankers, car salesmen, and your boss. This book will empower you with the ability to spot faulty reasoning and, by asking the right sorts of questions, hold people accountable not only for what they believe but how they behave. By using this book you’ll learn to analyze your own thoughts, ideas, and beliefs, and why you act on them (or don’t). This, in turn, will help you to understand why others might hold opposing views. And the best way to change our own or others’ behavior or attitudes is to gain greater clarity about underlying motives and thought processes. In a media-driven world of talking heads, gurus, urban legends, and hype, learning to think more clearly and critically, and helping others to do the same, is one of the most important things you can do. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The UnStoppables

Tapping Your Entrepreneurial Power

Author: Bill Schley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111852621X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9639

How to tap the real source of entrepreneurial power in youand in your organization The UnStoppables is based on foreword author GrahamWeston's experience growing Rackspace, as well as fascinating casestudies from such organizations as the Navy SEALs and IsraeliSpecial Forces. In The UnStoppables Bill Schley,co-founder of the branding firm Brand Team Six shows how the bestpractitioners think continuously about two things: The Big Pictureand the Little Picture--essence and essentials. The essentials arethe business and financial mechanics required of any workingenterprise. But the essence is the emotionalmechanics to deal with obstacles, risk, fear and failure.Mastering the emotional mechanics is how entrepreneurs succeed andwinners win. This is how you capture the unlimited power ofentrepreneurship to spark a successful start-up or revitalize amature organization. Explains why what's stopping you is more important than what'sstarting you, how to tap the essence of entrepreneurial power inyou and in your organization, and how motion generates vision Bill Schley is an award winning author and established experton branding and marketing communications, as well as the co-founderand creative director of the branding firm Brand Team Six Graham Weston is the internationally renowned co-founder andchairman of Rackspace, the world's #1 cloud computing and managedhosting company Locally, this book teaches you how to become an entrepreneur orto inspire an entrepreneurial mindset to boost any stage business.Globally, this book is about how this nation can launch thousandsmore entrepreneurs for the future.

Becoming Sane

Author: Bria Marche

Publisher: Bria Marche

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 6050

When right and wrong are no longer clear, life-changing decisions must still be made… The year is 1985. Living in a Mexican desert hacienda south of Nogales, fifteen year old Sane is trapped in a life she didn’t choose for herself, frightened and frustrated by it all. Her father is Tony Masone, an American running one of the most lucrative cocaine trades south of the border. Her mother Liz, is twice as dangerous and as conniving as they come. As the money pours in, greed begins to rear its ugly head. Listening from within the compound walls, Sane overhears a plot to murder her father and overtake his drug empire. This dangerous twist of fate places Sane directly in the middle of a daring game of cat and mouse. Soon she realizes she stands between her parents, and while she may have a chance to save one, she may also be forced to turn on the other. At what cost might freedom come? Sane must make the choices of a lifetime-surrounded by unimaginable events, kidnapping and even murder–to determine her own outcome, and to take a chance on a normal life. Testing the limits of her own courage and loyalty, she'll be torn between what’s right and what’s wrong, while learning more than she ever wanted to know of danger and hate… but also of love and happiness. Becoming Sane Categories:- Action Adventure, Mystery/Suspense Amateur Sleuth Female Protagonists Crime Fiction/Murder Crime Fiction/Organized Crime Crime Fiction/Vigilante Justice Suspense Moods/Disturbing Women Sleuths International Crime Action Adventure-Thrillers and Mysteries Suspense Moods/Vengeful Suspense Settings/Mountains Conspiracies YA protagonist Female heroine Crime Action & Adventure Women Sleuths Mystery, Crime and Suspense Teenage Sleuths

Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins

How Absolutely Anyone Can Pitch in, Help Out, Give Back, and Make the World a Better Place

Author: David T. Levinson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110146464X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 6385

The director of one of the largest grassroots volunteer programs in the country shows how everyone can give back. Just in time for the season of giving, Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins will change how Americans give back to their communities. Once a self-proclaimed "reluctant volunteer"-too busy and unmotivated- David Levinson is now director of the largest regional volunteer network, Big Sunday, with an army of fifty thousand volunteers across California. Speaking to the reluctant volunteer in everyone, he boosts our "Volunteer IQ" with specific advice on how, where, and why we can help. He candidly addresses the benefits and pitfalls of volunteering. And he tackles situations and individuals across the spectrum-people with one free day a year, retirees, community organizers, and those who want to ensure their checks go to the right cause. With a list of "Fifty-two Ways to Give Back," David brainstorms ideas for traditional and offbeat ways to contribute to your community; each has the pros, the cons, and a how-to guide. Combined with a comprehensive appendic listing online and print resources, this book provides both the motivation and the action plan to get every community working. Sixty-one million Americans volunteered last year and many more made charitable donations. This will become the book they-and their community's organizers-all need to make sure their time and money are put to good use.

Stand By Your Hitman

Greatest Hits Mysteries book #3

Author: Leslie Langtry

Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing

ISBN: 0985411848

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 5980

From National Bestselling author, Leslie Langtry... Missi Bombay invents things—fatal flowers, Jell-O bullets, stroke-inducing panty hose and other ways to kill a target without leaving any trace behind. Living a solitary life on her family's island, she's a great asset to her family of assassins. Unfortunately, the family that kills together also meddles together, and when Missi's mom decides her daughter's life is a little too solitary, she packs Missi off the Costa Rica for an undercover assignment on a low-budget Survival reality TV show. Amidst the ridiculous challenges, tribal voting, and late-night sneaking to the nearby resort, Missi finds herself not only scoping out her family's latest target, but also Lex Danby, the hottest contestant on the island. But Missi's hormones get put on the back burner when someone starts sabotaging the show…and Missi is squarely in the sights of the deadly culprit. Greatest Hits Mysteries available: 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy – book #1 Guns Will Keep Us Together – book #2 Stand By Your Hitman – book #3 I Shot You Babe – book #4 Paradise by the Rifles Sights – book #5 Snuff the Magic Dragon - book #6 My Heroes Have Always Been Hitmen – book #7 Four Killing Birds – a holiday short story Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas – a holiday short story What critics are saying: "When it comes to assassin-filled comedy, Langtry has cornered the market!" ~ RT BOOKreviews "Stand By Your Hitman is another sure hit winner." ~ Chicago Tribune "The Bombays deliver again their unique blend of danger, romance and madcap mayhem. Put all of that together with the worst put-together reality show possible, and the result is a fun read." ~ Newsandsentinel.com "Fans of the Bombay brood will enjoy their latest escapades as the audience will stand by their hit-woman." ~ Midwest Book Review

The Sportsman's Dictionary

Or The Gentleman's Companion: for Town and Country. Containing Full and Particular Instructions for Riding, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Farriery, Cocking, Hawking, Etc. with the Various Methods to be Observed in Breeding and Dieting of Horses ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports

Page: 600

View: 2613


Heaven Sent

Author: Leigh Grayson

Publisher: Leigh Grayson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7119

Angela Talbott is dead. And she just realized that heaven isn’t eternal bliss and golden halos and discussions about cream cheese—it’s work. Hard work. Angela has been dead for three days, and she’s already been given a job—solving her own murder, which is turning out to be tougher than she ever would have thought. Being dead makes her invisible to the living, but it sure doesn’t make her Sherlock Holmes. And the suspects are piling up—her boyfriend, her anal-retentive co-worker, a homeless panhandler. And her brother. To make matters worse, there are two Hellions dogging her every move. These Hellions might not have horns and pitchforks, but they are big trouble. If Angela is killed by one of these two men, the afterlife is all over for her—and that’s exactly what they seem to be trying to do. Despite that, Angela finds herself inexplicably attracted to one of them: Alec, a man with a mysterious past who seems to know Angela better than she knows herself. But once Angela discovers that Alec may have been the one pulling the strings that led to her murder, all bets are off.

Believing

Author: Courtney Rausch

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469118106

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

View: 2459

You never get something for nothing, something that Cara was always told as a child and now that childhood lesson comes to life. A trip to George Raphaels Private Island leaves Cara and her friends not entirely human, with powers beyond belief. Now running for their lives they turn to the only other person whos ever been on the island, Rina, but little do they know thats only the beginning of what Rina has planned to gain revenge on Raphael.

Getting to Happy

Author: Terry McMillan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101442944

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2510

In WAITING TO EXHALE, Terry McMillan chronicled the lives and love affairs of women in their mid-thirties, opening up an entirely new literary field and audience for African-American writers. GETTING TO HAPPY, her exuberant and engaging "sequel," revisits the same four spirited women - Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin - now catapulted into midlife.Fifteen years later, her heroines are as sassy, vivid, and smart-mouthed as ever. As a broadcast investigative journalist, Savannah takes pride in her work exposing secrets and scandals - but she never expected to uncover one in her own home that would bring her already diminishing marriage to an explosive end. Bernie has had man problems that put her past challenges in the shade - these days, she finds herself popping pills and forgetting details that she might do well to recall. Robin's high-rolling life as a serial shopper runs into trouble when she loses her job to a merger, and she's hardly faring any better in the world of online dating. Gloria still runs the bustling Oasis salon, but back-to-back family tragedies hit her hard. All four face tough questions about love and loss, but they keep faith in themselves and each other as their lives fall apart and reconfigure. A particular reward of this novel is the cast of younger characters - Bernadine's now-college-age Onika; Robin's daughter Sparrow; and Gloria's son Tariq, married and with young children (and problems) of his own.McMillan's pitch-perfect prose draws us into the deeply affecting stories of these women, highlighting the humor and joy that carry them through their struggles. Although girlfriend time may have eroded somewhat under life's pressures, four-way calls and movie night get-togethers continue to reaffirm the importance of friendship not only to getting by but to chasing that perennial goal - getting to happy.

The Unraveling . . . of the Rug Merchants

Author: Janice Zalewski

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479729272

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

View: 1106

Her head is spinning faster than a whirling dervishs. Yet, Christen, the owner of the Galleria Persian Arts in the New Orleans iconic French Quarter, is caught up in doing what is fun versus doing what is right. Her intuition is good; it tells her that this man might be trouble. He looks like Omar Shariff, knows Persian rugs, and acts like he can sell a lot of them. Her sensual nature wants to hire him on the spot. Her Catholic Blessed Mother upbringing cautions her to be careful. The Unraveling of the Rug Merchants recounts the undoing of 44- year-old Polish Catholic Christen Janizeski, by hiring Jamshid Khafezi, an exiled Sufi mystic and Moslem rug merchant as her manager. Booklovers take a metaphorical magic carpet ride around the Islamic World where they are privy to honest bohemian introspective chit chat from paradoxical cultural perspectives. They meet exotic characters when they are taken into native homes and bustling bazaars where they listen in on indigenous conversations and intuit the consequence of forbidden love and sexual intrigue. Readers witness a collision of remarkable characters and worlds as this is at once an extraordinary story of two people who are about to discover who they really are and an unforgettable look into the impact of poor Ohio Valley coal mining country and the stunning culture of Islam.

Rationality and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Legacy of Albert Ellis

Author: Michael E. Bernard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470973103

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 3273

This book reveals how the principles of rational living identified by Albert Ellis, one of the world’s most influential and popular psychologists, can be used by anyone to achieve lifelong happiness. Reveals the 11 principles of rational living that when put into practice can consistently increase levels of personal happiness Includes selected excerpts from Ellis’ writings, revealing the difference between the psychological architectures of emotional unhappiness and human happiness Presents verbatim transcripts of private counseling sessions, as well as public lectures and demonstrations with people addressing a wide range of personal issues Offers insights into how ‘rationality’ can be used by anyone to reduce the intensity of negative emotions, to increase the frequency of positive emotions and to promote life satisfaction

Mama Gena's Marriage Manual

Stop Being a Good Wife, Start Being a Sister Goddess

Author: Regena Thomashauer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743269117

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 2136

So, you found yourself a man. You owned him, you operated him, you dragged him back to your cave and married him -- and now you can't remember why you wanted him! Not to fear, because celebrated relationship expert Regena Thomashauer has returned, ready to turn the walking, talking, care-taking coma that is your marriage into a hot, juicy celebration of love and life Have you ever felt that your daily responsibilities are taking a toll on your general enthusiasm, your desire for intimacy? Or that you need to ask your husband for permission before you go somewhere or do something? Or that you find yourself angry at him for no real reason? You may be suffering from the Good Wife Syndrome. The Good Wife Syndrome is a common malady characterized by an unnatural drive to sacrifice yourself, organize your married life around your husband's needs, and then blame your bewildered husband for your profound unhappiness. Mama Gena's Marriage Manual is here to remedy your condition by administering a simple yet tremendously effective antidote: fun. Yes, that's right, fun. Mama Gena wants you to throw out your preconceived notions of what marriage should be and allow yourself to construct a marriage based on your own personal gratification. Because whether it's enjoying a great cup of coffee, taking the day off work, or having great sex, when a woman indulges her desires she inflates her feminine power and has an uplifting effect on everything and everyone around her. To help you on your quest to revive your marriage, Mama Gena suggests a radical idea: that the community of women around us (the support system she calls our Sister Goddesses) has a greater influence on the outcome of our relationships than the partners we choose. Women's desires can turn dreams into reality, and when women get together, their power multiplies exponentially. Mama shows you how to harness that power and channel it into the daily acts that benefit your love life. She includes dozens of exercises to help you and your Sister Goddess girlfriends focus on fun, praise yourself daily, let go of anger, and learn to appreciate the men you have. Then once you've started practicing these new behaviors, Mama trains you to train your husband -- to communicate without rancor, to welcome his point of view, to reinstate the practice of lust, and much more. Mama Gena wants you to throw off the shackles of the Good Wife Syndrome and enjoy a marriage that's free of guilt, blame, and obligation. Mama Gena's Marriage Manual will help you craft a partnership that enables you to do more, have more, and be more than you could ever be on your own.

Denver Broncos eBook Bundle

Great stories for Broncos fans including a history of the 77 Broncos and a Peyton Manning biography

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493016997

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 8925

Calling all Broncos fans! Get three great reads about the Denver NFL franchise’s past, present, and future in this compelling eBook bundle. You get three books for the price of one, including: No Plan B, the story of Peyton Manning’s historic comeback; My Off-Season with the Broncos by Loren Landow, the team’s “unofficial trainer” during the 2011 lockout; and ’77 Broncos, a historical look at one of the team’s best seasons. This collection is offered by Taylor Trade, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield and specialty publisher in Colorado sports history.

The Last Good Thing

Author: John S. Anderson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595240968

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 6052

A violent, gritty crime thriller, "The Last Good Thing" tells the story of a rogue spy, on the run, and running out of time.

The Manipulator

Author: Daniel Carnahan

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466984163

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 7229

Lawyer stories have long fascinated the American reading public. Throwing the Mafia into the mix makes the plot even more attractive. The author, a Vietnam veteran with twenty-five years of experience as a Los Angeles police officer and with a Juris Doctorate degree in law, has crafted a massive, almost 700 page novel that blends police procedure with legal thriller as the protagonists battle both the mob and the head of a powerful, socially prominent family. Mac Thornsby knows what it is like to be bullied. Growing up on the streets after being orphaned at a young age, he barely survived a beating from one of the local thugs when first learning how to live on his own and managed to do that only with the help of a stranger. Several years later as the husband of a rich socialite he once saved from drowning, he is again bullied into taking part in an assassination but is saved by a Mafia lieutenant who helps fake the deaths. Circumstantial evidence still fingers him for the crimes, however, and it is up to Deputy District Attorney Jim MacDonald to dig for the truth. His investigation as well as a past love relationship will propel him into a desperate fight for his life, the lives of several others involved in the case, and justice. Filled with intense violence, knife-edge suspense, and possibly one of the longest car chases in literary history, Carnahans book has many of the elements of a bestseller. The author could very well have a hit on his hands.

Revolutionary Powercycles

The Science of Sweat

Author: Giacomo Fasano

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503512533

Category: Self-Help

Page: 668

View: 572

It's YOU against Lead! Who is going to win? Sweet you? Or Rotten it? I'd like to tell you how it can and should be you! It's a pretty big deal too, since if you back down and choose not to fight now, you will probably only need to fight twice as hard in the future when it bites you in the culo somehow. Then you'll have placed forth twice the effort only to only fall twice as hard in defeat in the end, whereas now, you can beat it with relative ease with just a little concerted effort and concentration. Sweating has officially arrived as that big new Diet for success! It is here, and it's here to stay! For its basis was well over needed, and its relevancy never before so apparent. Welcome to the world of Powercycles68 and becoming Lead free!! Most of all, welcome to the start of your new age. Starting slow and finishing fast is what the Powercycle68 is all about. You can grow your body, mind, and spirit to unseen heights just by starting now as opposed to later! I've personally taken it to the extreme with over 2800 Powercycle68 sessions to conclude that we are built to go through a self-healing process with hard physical exertion. Perception, Science, Facts, Mathematics, and Testimony all come together to show just how undermined this process really is. The conclusive magic of the Powercycle 68 Gold Zone is ridiculous on just how well it heels the mind, and positively influences all your bodies' core functions. If it didn't, would I be standing next to you now with a silly picture of me before and after a session? No! I wouldn't. Everything changes for the better, everything! With ease as well, as you become an upgraded SuperYOU from completely balancing out your body. This is going to be HUGE for the future health goals of everyone worldwide. The all natural miracle drug has set sail on curing all who embrace! This represents a spiritual roll down ladder from our divine creators themselves, to help us achieve the utmost pinnacle in our lives. One that shines with your glory and eternal happiness. Buy in now, and you'll be bought out later... It's time to get the Lead people! It's time for a Revolution! May you be well inspired! With highest regards, Giacomo Fasano

42 Rules for Elementary School Teachers (2nd Edition)

Real-Life Lessons and Practical Advice on How to Thrive in Today's Classroom

Author: Susan Guerrero

Publisher: Happy About

ISBN: 1607731088

Category: Education

Page: 102

View: 7559

Written by an experienced educator, '42 Rules for Elementary School Teachers (2nd Edition)' is a collection of personal and practical professional advice on how to thrive as an elementary school teacher. These guiding best practices promote clear connections to successfully creating a learning community that supports students while keeping teachers sane and successful. Here are the rules that will help teachers rule the school. Whether it's your first year teaching, your last, or somewhere in between, 42 Rules for Elementary School Teachers (2nd Edition) will give you easy to implement strategies for being an outstanding and effective educator. Susan Guerrero shares the rules she has learned and lived in over twenty years in education. Her experiences as an educator are varied and diverse giving her a full understanding of the personal and professional challenges teachers face. As a supporter of teachers Susan brings the insights she has gained from being both inside and outside the classroom. '42 Rules for Elementary School Teachers (2nd Edition)' is for any teacher who wants to stay connected to the joy of teaching or who wants to learn: What you need do to be successful before students ever enter the classroom Why we need to ask important questions What PREP really is and how it will help you reach every student Why you can relax and still be phenomenal

My Way

An Autobiography

Author: Paul Anka,David Dalton

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250035201

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 1350

A teen idol of the 1950s who virtually invented the singer/songwriter/heartthrob combination that still tops pop music today, Paul Anka rocketed to fame with a slew of hits-from "Diana" to "Put Your Head on my Shoulder"-that earned him a place touring with the major stars of his era, including Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly. He wrote Holly's last hit, and just missed joining the rocker on his final, fatal plane flight. Anka also stepped in front of the camera in the teen beach-party movie era, scoring the movies and romancing their starlets, including Annette Funicello. When the British invasion made his fans swoon for a new style of music-and musician--Anka made sure he wasn't conquered. A rapier-canny businessman and image-builder who took his career into his own hands-just as he had from the very beginning, swiping his mother's car at fourteen to drive himself, underage, to his first gigs in Quebec-Anka toured the world until he could return home in triumph. A charter member of the Rat Pack, he wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show as well as his friend Frank Sinatra's anthem "My Way". By the 1970s, a multi-decade string of pop chart-toppers, including "Puppy Love" and "(You're) Having My Baby", cemented his status as an icon. My Way is bursting with rich, rollicking stories of the business and the people in Anka's life: Elizabeth Taylor, Dodi Fayed, Tom Jones, Michael Jackson, Adnan Khashoggi, Little Richard, Brooke Shields, Johnny Roselli, Sammy Davis, Jr., Brigitte Bardot, Barnum & Bailey Circus acrobats, and many more. Anka is forthcoming, funny and smart as a whip about the business he's been in for almost six decades. My Way moves from New York to Vegas, from the casino stage to backstages all over the world. It's the most entertaining autobiography of the year.

Myth-Told Tales

Author: Robert Asprin,Jody Lynn Nye

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440622604

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3742

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Beyond Evil

Author: Dan Morris

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595886736

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3486

Someone is performing a bastardized version of the Black Mass in San Antonio, Texas where Catholic Nuns are sadistically tortured, and slain. A scrupulous attorney hires an elite private investigator, Frank McLaughlin, to investigate on behalf of an anonymous client. Frank elicits the help of a White Witch, Fiona and they quickly fall in love. Time and time again, Frank's resolve is tested as he is torn between logic, duty and his own undefined faith. The police are baffled as the Catholic Archbishop cries out for action while silently pointing an accusing finger at the World Church of Satan. Chief of Homicide, Norman Lenowski, has pulled out all stops to solve the murders by creating a special task force called "Operation Madness." Fearing a cataclysmic showdown with the Catholic hierarchy, the World Church of Satan, headed by Lord Nicholas Stonefire, launches its own investigation into the serial murders. The Catholic Papacy unleashes their ultimate troubleshooter, an Assassini. The carnage continues while all efforts cross and collide until the shocking end. There is ample fodder here for all conspiracy theorists.