Author: John Lacarbiere, III
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
THIS BOOK IS A COLLECTION OF POEMS BY POET JOHN LACARBIERE III TAKEN FROM THE NOTES SECTION OF HIS FACEBOOK PAGE facebook.com/johnlacarbiere
How Television Shapes Immigrant Expectations Around the Globe
Author: Clara E. Rodríguez
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Performing Arts
The surprising effects of American TV on global viewers As a dominant cultural export, American television is often the first exposure to American ideals and the English language for many people throughout the world. Yet, American television is flawed, and, it represents race, class, and gender in ways that many find unfair and unrealistic. What happens, then, when people who grew up on American television decide to come to the United States? What do they expect to find, and what do they actually find? In America, As Seen on TV, Clara E. Rodríguez surveys international college students and foreign nationals working or living in the US to examine the impact of American television on their views of the US and on their expectations of life in the United States. She finds that many were surprised to learn that America is racially and economically diverse, and that it is not the easy-breezy, happy endings culture portrayed in the media, but a work culture. The author also surveys US-millennials about their consumption of US TV and finds that both groups share the sense that American TV does not accurately reflect racial/ethnic relations in the US as they have experienced them. However, the groups differ on how much they think US TV has influenced their views on sex, smoking and drinking. America, As Seen on TV explores the surprising effects of TV on global viewers and the realities they and US millennials actually experience in the US.
Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder. But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky. National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie's lyrical text and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales's striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son.
Learning to enjoy life's most breath-taking moments
Author: Sarah Green
Publisher: Sarah Green
Please pass me that parenting book; I need to smack my forehead with it! Life’s most teachable moments…why do they happen when the prim and proper lady that you have always admired from a distance is standing two feet away? Why do they happen when someone stops by your house, and you need a front-loader to scoop a path to the door because you have been sick for a week? Why do they happen when your toddler decides to speak his first full sentence in a public bathroom loudly commenting on the sounds from the next stall? It has been stated, “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” It takes your breath away when your son randomly decides to scream “BOO” in a store at a total stranger, causing them to drop their parcels. It is hard to breathe when your child vomits on the bald man’s head in front of you on an airplane. Here are some amazingly breath-taking moments that have made my life laughably enjoyable (although often embarrassing.) May they bring enjoyment to your life, as they have to mine.
The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time
Author: Cameron Diaz,Sandra Bark
Category: Health & Fitness
Cameron Diaz follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, The Body Book, with a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant health and resilience as they age. Cameron Diaz wrote The Body Book to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she’d learned—and what she wished she’d known twenty years earlier. Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In The Longevity Book, she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences. The Longevity Book explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women’s health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, The Longevity Book offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages—and what we can all do to age better.
Poetry Comes Alive
Author: Andre McIntyre
Creative Poetry is a masterpiece that was created by a mastermind that shows his level on creativity and enhanced growth as a poet/author. Who takes life experiences of others likewise himself, to capture and captivate the minds of readers all over the world Creative Poetry was made simplified, so that not only the Poetry lovers can enjoy the wonderful joy that Poetry has to offer. Each poem in this book will take you to a different place in time, it will also open up your eyes to the real world.
It's Not Fat, It's Fascia
Author: Ashley Black,Joanna Hunt
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Forget everything you've ever been told about cellulite—it's a myth! Ashley Black, fascia pioneer, and body guru to the stars, unveils never before known secrets to obliterating cellulite and changing your personal health paradigm. For years we've been conditioned to believe that cellulite is a fat problem, yet skinny girls have it, active girls have it, sedentary girls it, curvy girls have it, older women have it and, guess what, so do younger women. In fact, 90% of women struggle with it . . . you are not alone! The appearance of fat is affected by the sticky webbing of tissue it's housed in called fascia—which can be manipulated. Get ready for the most radical shift in health and beauty of the century! Obliterate cellulite, transform your body, and revolutionize your life!
Author: Shiv Singh,Stephanie Diamond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get the last word on the most up-to-date social media marketing techniques If you're not tweeting, Facebooking, or blogging by now, your business is getting left behind. Social media marketing is a highly effective way to engage with your customers. It's an easy, inexpensive way to enlarge your audience, add customers, and build your business. This guide provides an indispensable resource for small businesses and start-ups looking for low-cost online marketing strategies, as well as for marketers in larger companies who want to be more involved with social media. Learn which social media sites best fit your business and how to take full advantage of them. Explore the many aspects of social media, including reviewing sites, monitoring competitors, and fitting social into your current marketing plans Launch a campaign, develop a voice, reach your audience on key and niche platforms, and embrace the influencers Identify social media sites that appeal to your target audience and learn which social platform works best for which objectives Learn to monitor results and assess your program's effectiveness This straightforward guide is exactly what busy marketers and entrepreneurs need to help them get up and running!
Adventures of the Wiener Dog Extraordinaire
Author: Ryan Beauchesne
What? You've never heard of Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund?! You must be living under a rock!... Or at least that's what Crusoe thinks. Crusoe may be a small dog, but he's a big deal. He's the self-proclaimed "wiener dog who thinks he's more of a celebrity than he really is" (Until now!) and the star of his own wildly popular blog of the same name, winner of the 2013 and 2014 Best Pet Blog Award as well as the Most Humorous Blog and Best Blog of the Year at the 2015 Bloggies. Crusoe is talented, ridiculously photogenic, and proud of his larger-than-life personality, stunning fashion sense, and insatiable penchant for whimsy, as his many thousands of loyal followers can attest. Perhaps you know him better by his infamous alter ego, BATDOG? We thought so. Crusoe is so excited to share his wit and wisdom with all of his adoring fans. He is certain that his first book, featuring hundreds of photos, funny stories, delicious recipes, and helpful tips will make the perfect gift for dog-lovers of all ages.
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic. Events that began in Jarka Ruus, Book One of High Druid of Shannara, come swiftly to a head in this second thrilling volume. Alliances are made, trusts are betrayed, and prices are paid. Through it all, Terry Brooks orchestrates the action with the flawless hand of a master mythmaker– fashioning another exquisite link in his chain of bestselling epics. Loyal to none but herself and lethal even to those closest to her, Shadea a’Ru now holds sway as High Druid of Paranor–her ascension to power all but unchallenged in the wake of Grianne Ohmsford’s sudden, mysterious vanishing. Only Shadea and her catspaw–the treacherous Prime Minister Sen Dunsidan–know the secret fate of the true Ard Rhys . . . for it was they who engineered it, by means of dark magic. And now Grianne languishes in the fearsome and inescapable netherworld called the Forbidding. Their bloodless coup a success, the corrupt pair, and their confederates within the Druid Council, seeks to make their dominion over the Four Lands absolute–with the aid of a devastating new weapon. But it could all be undone if Grianne’s young nephew, Penderrin, succeeds in his frantic quest to rescue her. Shadea’s airship-borne minions and the relentless assassin under her command continue their fierce pursuit of Pen and his comrades. Eluding death is only half the battle for Pen. To breach the Forbidding and bring Grianne back to the natural world means finding the fabled Tanequil . . . and the talisman it alone can provide. That means journeying into the Inkrim–a dreaded region thick with shadows and haunted by harrowing legends. It also means striking a bargain more dire than Pen could ever imagine. But there can be no turning back. For in her unearthly prison, the Ard Rhys faces a demonic plight too hideous to countenance. . . .
Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: Henry Holt
"You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we're better off without them. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms"--
How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians Are Reclaiming Evangelicalism
Author: Deborah Jian Lee
Publisher: Beacon Press
Journalist Deborah Jian Lee ventures into the world of progressive evangelicalism and tells the stories of the young women and men--LGBTQ and straight; white, black, Asian, Hispanic, and indigenous--at the forefront of a movement that could alter both the face and the substance of religion in the United States.--From publisher description.
What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits
Author: Reese Witherspoon
Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery. Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks. It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?
How to Access 1 Billion Potential Customers in 10 Minutes
Author: Perry Marshall,Keith Krance,Thomas Meloche
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Category: Business & Economics
NEW CUSTOMERS ARE WAITING... FIND THEM ON FACEBOOKFacebook makes it easy for businesses like yours to share photos, videos, and posts to reach, engage, and sell to more than 1 billion active users. Advertising expert Perry Marshall is joined by co-authors Keith Krance and Thomas Meloche as he walks you through Facebook Advertising and its nuances to help you pinpoint your ideal audience and gain a ten-fold return on your investment. Now in its third edition, Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising takes you further than Facebook itself by exploring what happens before customers click on your ads and what needs to happen after—10 seconds later, 10 minutes later, and in the following days and weeks. You'll discover how to: Maximize your ad ROI with newsfeeds, videos, and branded content Create custom audiences from your contact lists, video views, and page engagement Use the Facebook Campaign Blueprint proven to generate your first 100 conversions Boost your Facebook ads using the Audience Network and Instagram Follow the three-step formula for successful video ads Maximize campaigns and increase conversions on all traffic to your website Track and retarget engaged users by leveraging the Power of the Pixel Make every page on your website 5-10 percent more effective overnight "If anybody can make practical sense of Facebook for marketers, it's Perry. He has his finger on its truth—as advertising media, not social media. He also realizes there is a short window of time during which it offers greatest opportunity. He identified this with Google AdWords. Now, this book shows how to capitalize on ideal timing with this media. Finally, he is a well-disciplined direct-response practitioner who holds this accountable for ROI. I bestow my 'No B.S.' blessing." —Dan S. Kennedy, legendary direct marketing advisor and author of the No B.S. series.
Author: Sebastian Danese
Category: Biography & Autobiography
On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck Breezy Point, home to many New York City first responders. Firefighters from the Roxbury, Rockaway Point, and Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Departments remained on duty throughout the storm, ready to assist our neighbors. That night, our quiet, oceanfront community was ravaged by the hurricane's winds and waves, leaving 202 homes destroyed and 2,219 severely damaged. Another 126 homes were then devoured by one of the largest residential fires in New York City history. In the weeks following, our actions became international news and an inspiration for a massive recovery effort. Despite freezing temperatures and primitive conditions, volunteers from across the globe fought to save and rebuild our battered community. During this time, we witnessed incredible acts of bravery, sacrifice and selflessness by the volunteers and residents who struggled to carry on. This is our story.
Author: Geoff Manaugh
Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again. At the core of A Burglar's Guide to the City is an unexpected and thrilling insight: how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone hoping to break into it. Studying architecture the way a burglar would, Geoff Manaugh takes readers through walls, down elevator shafts, into panic rooms, up to the buried vaults of banks, and out across the rooftops of an unsuspecting city. With the help of FBI Special Agents, reformed bank robbers, private security consultants, the L.A.P.D. Air Support Division, and architects past and present, the book dissects the built environment from both sides of the law. Whether picking padlocks or climbing the walls of high-rise apartments, finding gaps in a museum's surveillance routine or discussing home invasions in ancient Rome, A Burglar's Guide to the City has the tools, the tales, and the x-ray vision you need to see architecture as nothing more than an obstacle that can be outwitted and undercut. Full of real-life heists-both spectacular and absurd-A Burglar's Guide to the City ensures readers will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway.
The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir
Author: Wael Ghonim
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Political Science
“A gripping chronicle of how a fear-frozen society finally topples its oppressors with the help of social media.” — San Francisco Chronicle Wael Ghonim was a little-known, thirty-year-old Google executive in the summer of 2010 when he anonymously launched a Facebook page to protest the death of one Egyptian man at the hands of security forces. The page’s following expanded quickly and moved from online protests to a nonconfrontational movement. On January 25, 2011, Tahrir Square resounded with calls for change. Yet just as the revolution began in earnest, Ghonim was captured and held for twelve days of brutal interrogation. After he was released, he gave a tearful speech on national television, and the protests grew more intense. Four days later, the president of Egypt was gone. In this riveting story, Ghonim takes us inside the movement and shares the keys to unleashing the power of crowds. In Revolution 2.0, we can all be heroes. “Revolution 2.0 is an engaging read, and it offers a sharply detailed look from the inside of an uprising that owed almost as much to social media connections as it did to anti-Mubarak passions.” — Los Angeles Times “Revolution 2.0 excels in chronicling the roiling tension in the months before the uprising, the careful organization required and the momentum it unleashed.” — NPR.org
Author: John Scalzi
John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-and aliens willing to fight for them are common. The universe, it turns out, is a hostile place. So: we fight. To defend Earth (a target for our new enemies, should we let them get close enough) and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has gone on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding. Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force, which shields the home planet from too much knowledge of the situation. What's known to everybody is that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve your time at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets. John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine-and what he will become is far stranger. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Emily Kigel
Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: In the last years the web underwent a drastic shift from a static, centralised information system to a dynamic, user-generated, distributed and open platform, and users changed from passive consumers to active participants, interacting, creating and sharing content. This 'new' web is called Web 2.0. In the era of this movement new Social Web applications emerged creating an environment for people to publish, share and discuss content, plus enabling people to create descriptive profiles of themselves for self-expression and build social networks consisting of relationships with others with the purpose of interaction and communication. With the increasing popularity of such social networking applications the number of users has scaled up and is still growing. Not only the number of users but also the web traffic is an indicator to the growing importance of social networking platforms which are now among the most visited websites. With over 100 million unique visitors worldwide, Facebook is one of the most popular networking sites on the web, moreover the site ranks third in the top visited sites on the web only being surpassed by Google and Yahoo! according to Alexa. YouTube (with over 80 million unique visitors), MySpace (with about 60 million unique visitors) and Flickr (about 30 million unique visitors) are other examples of prominent social networking platforms. However, the availability of such a huge amount of information within the social networking sites and the open nature of the services and their usage also attracts the attention of parties with marketing purposes or malicious intent. Users are thereby put at risk of online stalking, phishing, identity theft, spamming, passing on data to third parties and privacy issues which are related to personal data exposure due to insufficient access control. By maintaining social networks and actively participating in Social Web activities like interacting with others, users unwittingly expose sensitive and personal or inappropriate, even reputation-damaging data not only to friends but to an audience that mostly remains invisible and consists of strangers or acquaintances that potentially are not supposed to see such information. Thus the revealed information can lead to major consequences if read out of context or read by parties, like authorities or job recruiters, for whom this information was not intended. The reputation of social networking sites has been slightly [...]
Experiencing Christ's Childhood through the Eyes of Women
Author: Kelly M. Wahlquist
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
What if you had walked beside the Virgin Mary from the Annunciation to the point at which she and Joseph found Jesus in the temple? How might seeing Christ as a child impact you and your faith? WINE: Women In the New Evangelization offers its second, six-week scripture study, this time following the infancy and early years of Christ as seen through the eyes of Mary and other familiar and imagined women in the gospels. Founder Kelly Wahlquist and ten other members of WINE uniquely blend scripture reflections, imaginative encounters, and visio divina “sacred seeing” with practical spirituality and discussion questions that will help you take a prayerful and creative journey through Advent and the Christmas season. Not much is known about the childhood of Jesus, but the Gospels highlight six key moments in his early life: the angel Gabriel proclaiming Jesus’ birth to Mary at the Annunciation a pregnant Mary visiting her cousin Elizabeth the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem the presentation of Jesus in the temple the flight of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus to Egypt discovering the twelve-year-old Jesus in the temple Week by week, you will dig deep into each of the scriptural vignettes of Jesus’ early life and grow in your faith as you learn about virtues such as humility, patience, charity, reverence, prudence, and courage. Each chapter uses an image that allows you to practice visio divina, the ancient practice of praying with sacred art. The images are included in an eight-page, full-color insert. Gaze Upon Jesus will appeal to women who want to deepen their relationship with Jesus during Advent. Contributors to this inspiring scripture study include: Alyssa Bormes, Sarah Christmyer, Mary Healy, Maria Morera Johnson, Stephanie Landsem, Elizabeth Lev, Joan Lewis, Deborah Savage, Kelly Wahlquist, Katie Warner, and Carol Younger. Popular Catholic media personality Teresa Tomeo, also a member of WINE, wrote the foreword for the book. As an individual or group study, Gaze Upon Jesus is a memorable way to encounter the God who sent his Son to show us his loving Father’s heart.