By Jocelyn K. Glei
A modern, no-nonsense guide to getting rid of email anxiety, reclaiming your productivity, and spending more time on the work that matters.Let's face it: Email is killing our productivity. The average person checks their email 11 times per hour, processes 122 messages a day, and spends 28 percent of their total workweek managing their inbox. What was once a powerful and essential tool for doing our daily work has become a near-constant source of frustration, anxiety, and distraction from our work.In Unsubscribe , Jocelyn K. Glei will show you how to tame your inbox, reclaim your productivity, and rediscover your creativity with tips on how to: Break free from email addiction by understanding the psychology of reciprocity, completion bias, and the asker's advantage. Learn how to email smarter, faster, and less by prioritizing based on what really matters,your goals, your agenda, your people. Master the art of crafting emails that get people to pay attention, take action, and like you as a human! Jumpstart your email messages with word-for-word scripts for everything from getting clients to pay you to negotiating fees to delivering criticism. Develop daily routines and boundaries that minimize your time on email and free up your energy for more meaningful work.With illustrations, activities, and checklists, Unsubscribe makes learning how to become a zen master of email simple and,dare we say,fun. Are you ready to unsubscribe from inbox overwhelm?
By Jocelyn K. Glei
The average person checks email 77 times a day, sends and receives more than 122 email messages a day and spends nearly a third of their workweek managing a constant influx of email. Even when we're away from work, checking email is the most popular activity we engage in on our mobile devices. Email is a powerful and essential tool - but it has become a near-constant source of frustration, anxiety and distraction from our work.In this insightful and intensely practical book, Jocelyn K. Glei explains why email is so overwhelming and addicting, and lays out strategies for limiting the energy you spend on it. These include setting meaningful work goals, clarifying to yourself which people and messages truly matter and creating a daily routine that aligns with your natural creative rhythms.Through her actionable, thoughtful advice, Glei will help you to:- Stop letting email dictate your mood, your focus and your to-do list- Process your inbox efficiently- Compose messages that get people to take action- Establish boundaries that allow you to engage in more meaningful work.
Undead and Done
By MaryJanice Davidson
It had been a well-kept secret for centuries, but now the existence of vampires is all over the news, thanks to Betsy Taylor's half sister (and the frustrated former Antichrist), Laura. Life for the undead will never be the same, and it's up to Betsy to do some damage control. But her interview on the local news doesn't exactly put out the fire. It more or less pours kerosene on it.With all the added attention on supernatural beings, the werewolves are more than a little agitated (never a good thing) and demand that Betsy gets her interview skills, and her family, in order. And while things go from bad to worse in the world, Hell continues to be hell-especially when Betsy's new parole program becomes about as complicated as you'd expect.With a PR team launching a vampire-friendly campaign, the devil at large and out to make trouble, and mermaids on hand to see who falls-and how hard-the end isn't just near. It's here. And if anyone knows how to go out with a bang, it's the queen of Hell.BE PREPARED TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE UNDEAD ALL OVER AGAIN! Romance Reviews TodayPraise for the Undead series and MaryJanice Davidson:'Delightful, wicked fun!' Christine Feehan'Sexy, steamy, and laugh-out-loud funny' Booklist 'If you're a fan of Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake, don't miss Betsy Taylor. She rocks' The Best Reviews '[Davidson's] prose zings from wisecrack to wisecrack' Detroit Free Press'MaryJanice Davidson's Undead series is laugh-out-loud funny' Heroes and Heartbreakers 'What can you say about a vampire whose loyalty can be bought by designer shoes? Can we say outrageous?'The Best Reviews '[Davidson] never disappoints, delivering plenty of smart-ass dialogue and wacked-out adventures' RT Book Reviews'Think Sex and the City only the city is Minneapolis and it s filled with demons and vampires' Publishers Weekly
By Piper J. Drake
Elisa Yates is good at starting from scratch. Leaving an abusive relationship in her rearview, she packs everything she owns into the trunk of her car and heads for refuge with her friend in Hope's Crossing, North Carolina. Alex Delgado returned from his second deployment as a Navy SEAL to find his condo empty and divorce papers on the breakfast table. Now he's building a life for himself and his daughter at Hope's Crossing kennels training younger dogs and handlers to search and rescue, struggling to adjust to life back in the States and as a single father.When Elisa shows up at the kennels, it's obvious she's running from something. Luckily, the dogs and trainers at Hope's Crossing are more than capable of warding off trouble. And with every minute he spends with Elisa, Alex becomes even more and more determined to protect the woman he's certain he won't be able to live without...
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Awry and technological adventure in which a tenacious enemy is using an ingenious battle-bot named Ironhand to steal top-secret information and use it to destroy CURE. Remo and Chiun must outwit this machine that is nastier and more dangerous than any other - and one capable of short-circuiting CURE beyond repair.Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Sexy - and totally insane - scientist Dr. Judith White returns with yet another plan for achieving world domination. She's putting her formula into a brand of bottled water that's all the rage in Manhattan's boardrooms and cocktail parties. When one of CURE's own falls prey to Dr. White's diabolical scheme, his secrets may give the doctor the extra bite she needs to eat The Destroyer for lunch.Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
Unite and Conquer
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Not that things were so hot before, but when a huge earthquake guts Mexico, nobody wants to hang around, especially with all sorts of demonic doings by the barbaric gods of old Mexico, released from hell when the earth ruptured.Not satisfied with great takeout, the ancient Aztecs are hungry for the lifeblood of the entire continent. It's up to Remo and Chiun to go south of the border and root out the unhuman mind who is uniting downtrodden Indian tribes into a ferocious guerrilla army and leading them into a new dark age of bloodlust and superstition.Is an army of deathless demons too powerful for even the implacable avatar of Shiva the Destroyer? It's god versus god, with the human race helpless trophies for the victor.Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
Unbreak My Heart
By Nicole Jacquelyn
Kate Evans has had a crush on Shane Anderson for years, so she was devastated when he married her best friend. But by avoiding Shane, she's managed to maintain their close friendship until the day her pregnant friend is killed in a tragic car accident. When the infant miraculously survives and Shane is set to leave on a six-month military deployment, of course Kate steps in to care for the baby and the couple's older children. But as her bond with Shane's family grows, her emotional entanglements with Shane grow too. Just as Kate is willing to acknowledge the painful past and move forward, Shane betrays her trust...and her heart is broken once again.
By Emma Sky
When Emma Sky volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, she had little idea what she was getting in to. Her assignment was only supposed to last three months. She went on to serve there longer than any other senior military or diplomatic figure, giving her an unrivaled perspective of the entire conflict.As the representative of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Kirkuk in 2003 and then the political advisor to US General Odierno from 2007-2010, Sky was valued for her knowledge of the region and her outspoken voice. She became a tireless witness to American efforts to transform a country traumatized by decades of war, sanctions, and brutal dictatorship to insurgencies and civil war to the planning and implementation of the surge and the subsequent drawdown of US troops to the corrupt political elites who used sectarianism to mobilize support and to the takeover of a third of the country by the Islamic State.With sharp detail and tremendous empathy, Sky provides unique insights into the US military as well as the complexities, diversity, and evolution of Iraqi society. The Unraveling is an intimate insider's portrait of how and why the Iraq adventure failed and contains a unique analysis of the course of the war. Highlighting how nothing that happened in Iraq after 2003 was inevitable, Sky exposes the failures of the policies of both Republicans and Democrats, and the lessons that must be learned about the limitations of power.
By Sara Davison
With a fresh, sympathetic and reassuring approach, Uncoupling provides tried-and-tested advice that will help anyone going through a break-up. It is the book that Sara looked for - and couldn't find - when going through the process herself, so she is only too well aware how few places people feel they can turn to for compassionate and practical advice.Uncoupling combines Sara's extensive training in life-coaching techniques, her cutting-edge work with those who are themselves 'uncoupling', and her own personal experience. Her advice will show you how to navigate the pitfalls and will make the process easier. It is all about being in emotional control and Uncoupling will help you build your personal strength so that you can deal with the rollercoaster of emotions more effectively, enabling you to move forwards. It is all about putting you back in control.
Understanding and Interpreting Company Accounts
By Stephen Bloomfield
Understanding and Interpreting Accounts is designed for those with no formal training in accounting who need to know what company accounts can reveal. Using non-technical terms to explain the concepts, it identifies the links between individual parts of the accounts in order to facilitate the analysis and prediction of company performance. The reader will rapidly gain sufficient understanding of the information held in the accounts for the purposes of commercial credit analysis, investment planning, business forecasting, managing a business, and many other similar activities.It is the product of many years' experience in teaching the interpretation of accounts to students on MBA courses with no previous background in accounting. Its simple but thorough approach will be of value to anyone - student, professional, manager or investor -- who needs a basic introduction to analysing accounts and the process of mining them for practical information.
Undead and Unforgiven
By MaryJanice Davidson
Betsy has plenty of help ruling Hell, but the latest major hurdle in her afterlife is so big she can't even see it until it's on YouTube. Her father and half sister Laura (a former Antichrist with a grudge) have teamed up, for what sinister purpose Betsy can't imagine. Meanwhile, Betsy's marriage is on the rocks. The vampire king is poaching on her territory, and while she loves him, that's not the same as trusting him. Before long, they're not even speaking to each other. No one said life after death would be easy, but c'mon this is ridiculous.BE PREPARED TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE UNDEAD ALL OVER AGAIN! Romance Reviews TodayPraise for the Undead series and MaryJanice Davidson:'Delightful, wicked fun!' Christine Feehan'Sexy, steamy, and laugh-out-loud funny' Booklist 'If you're a fan of Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake, don't miss Betsy Taylor. She rocks' The Best Reviews '[Davidson's] prose zings from wisecrack to wisecrack' Detroit Free Press'MaryJanice Davidson's Undead series is laugh-out-loud funny' Heroes and Heartbreakers 'What can you say about a vampire whose loyalty can be bought by designer shoes? Can we say outrageous?' The Best Reviews '[Davidson] never disappoints, delivering plenty of smart-ass dialogue and wacked-out adventures' RT Book Reviews'Think Sex and the City only the city is Minneapolis and it s filled with demons and vampires' Publishers Weekly
The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual
By Eben Weiss
Eben Weiss, aka Bike Snob, is the voice of cyclists everywhere. Through his popular blog he has been informing, entertaining, and critiquing the bike-riding community since 2007. With his latest book, The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual, Weiss makes his vast experience and practical advice available to bike "newbies" and veterans alike. Chapters cover Obtaining a Bike, Understanding Your Bike, Maintaining Your Bike, Operating Your Bike, Off-Road Riding, Coexisting with Drivers, Competitive Cycling, Bike Travel, Cycling with Kids, and What the Future Holds for Bikes in our Communities.Weiss's humorous, down-to-earth style takes all the mystery and intimidation out of cycling and will inspire even the most hesitant couch potato to get out and ride!
The Upside of Downtime
By Sandi Mann
Are we living in an age where we are more boredom-prone? Or are other people boring us? Or could we be that boring person?!In our current information age, we are constantly connected to technology, and have so many varied ways to spend our leisure time that we should all surely never know what boredom feels like. Yet, boredom appears to be on the rise; it seems that the more we have to stimulate us, the more stimulation we crave. In a quest to relieve our boredom, we engage in dangerous risk-taking - from extreme sports to drugs to gambling to anti-social behaviour, or we overindulge in shopping or eating. The Upside of Downtime explores the causes and consequences of boredom in the fast-paced twenty-first century. Parents are desperate to keep their children entertained during every waking moment, the education system is geared towards interactivity, and attention spans are dropping as we use multiple devices at all times. But the world of work can be increasingly repetitive and routine, and we are losing the ability to tolerate this everyday tedium.Using Sandi Mann's own ground-breaking research into boredom, this book tells the story of how we act, react and cope when we are bored, and argues that there is a positive side to boredom. It can be a catalyst for humour, fun, reflection, creativity and inspiration. The radical solution to the 'boredom problem' is to harness it rather than try to avoid it. Allowing yourself time away from constant stimuli can enrich your life. We should all embrace our boredom and see the upside of our downtime.
By Evelyn Waugh, Christian Rodska
By 1941, after serving in North Africa and Crete, Guy Crouchback has lost his Halberdier idealism. A desk job in London gives him the chance of reconciliation with his former wife. Then, in Yugoslavia, as a liaison officer with the partisans, Crouch becomes finally and fully aware of the futility of a war he once saw in terms of honor.Unconditional Surrender is the third novel in Waugh's brilliant Sword of Honor trilogy recording the tumultuous wartime adventures of Guy Crouchback ("the finest work of fiction in English to emerge from World War II" -Atlantic Monthly), which also comprises Men at Arms and Officers and Gentlemen.
By S. C. Stephens
The spotlight doesn't only shine. Sometimes, it burns.Being the bad-boy bassist for the world's hottest band has earned Griffin Hancock some perks: a big house, a fast car, and most importantly his incredible wife, Anna. The one thing it hasn't brought him is the spotlight. Anna tells him to be patient, but he's tired of waiting. Griffin is no longer waiting for permission to shine.Without warning, Griffin makes a shocking decision and takes the gamble of a lifetime. Suddenly he's caught up in a new level of lights, cameras, and chaos. One that pushes his relationship with Anna to its limits. Just as the recognition Griffin seeks is finally within reach, the thing he loves most in life could be slipping through his fingers . . .
By Gracie Malone
To live without fear is one of the most challenging goals anyone can make in life. Fear lurks in the deep recesses of the human heart and surprises even the most mature and courageous Christian. There are over 400 instances in the Bible of God telling His children to be unafraid. If repetition has anything to do with how important something is, then this was a big one. But rather than being a command or admonition, the tone spoken in turn by God, angels, and disciples is compelling and encouraging, like a parent comforting a fearful child. In UNAFRAID, Gracie Malone provides a daily touch of humor, stories, quotes, prayers, and encouragement to everyone who is fighting to trust in the only One who can take their fear away.
By Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader has fought for over fifty years on behalf of American citizens against the reckless influence of corporations and their government patrons on our society. In Unstoppable , he ramps up the fight and shows how Left-Right coalitions can prevail over the corporate state and crony capitalism.Nader reveals the many surprising victories won by united progressive and conservative forces throughout history and up to the present. As a participator in, and keen observer of, these budding alliances, he breaks new ground by showing how such coalitions can overcome specific obstacles that divide them, and how they can expand their power.
By Katie Lane
GOOD THINGS COME IN SEXY PACKAGES . . .Jacqueline Maguire has a problem tying the knot. After fleeing the altar (again), the runaway bride drives off with no particular destination in mind. Which is how Jac finds herself stranded in a snowstorm with a hot, hard-bodied stranger who treats her to the naughtiest night of her life . . . but come morning, he's long gone.Contractor Patrick McPherson is deeply committed to his bachelor lifestyle. No strings, no rings. As the Christmas season approaches, however, Patrick still can't quite forget his curvalicious one-night stand. Then Jac shows up unexpectedly, and all holiday hell breaks loose. Because this year, Patrick is getting the biggest Christmas surprise of his life . . .
Under This Beautiful Dome
By Terry Mutchler
One of the greatest love stories I have ever heard played out right here, under this beautiful dome. But it was a secret. . . . Penny and Terry just wanted what so many people want,to express their love through marriage. I believe that today, their relationship would have played out much differently than it did twenty years ago. Because times have changed, and we all view things differently. But the law has not caught up with society." ,Representative Ann Williams Under This Beautiful Dome tells the true story of journalist Terry Mutchler's secret five-year relationship with Penny Severns, an Illinois State Senator who mentored Barack Obama. Forced to engage in an elabourate ruse to keep their relationship a secret, the two women constantly fear discovery in their conservative town. Denied legal access to the altar, they face even greater hardships when Penny is diagnosed with cancer and begins undergoing treatment.Set in the political arena, Under This Beautiful Dome reminds us why the march to legalize same-sex marriage is both personal and political. This vivid, beautiful story paints an intimate portrait of a loving relationship and the vast impact gay marriage legislation has on couples and families in America today.