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The Optimism Bias

By Tali Sharot
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Tali Sharot
Psychologists have long been aware that most people tend to maintain an irrationally positive outlook on life. In fact, optimism may be crucial to our existence. Tali Sharot's original cognitive research demonstrates in surprising ways the biological basis for optimism. In this fascinating exploration, she takes an in-depth, clarifying look at how the brain generates hope and what happens when it fails; how the brains of optimists and pessimists differ; why we are terrible at predicting what will make us happy; how anticipation and dread affect us; and how our optimistic illusions affect our financial, professional, and emotional decisions.With its cutting-edge science and its wide-ranging and accessible narrative, The Optimism Bias provides us with startling new insight into how the workings of the brain create our hopes and dreams.
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A Practical Wedding

By Meg Keene
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Meg Keene
An Insanity-Free Wedding: It Can Happen! Getting engaged is exhilarating&hellipuntil it sets in that a wedding costs three times what you thought, and takes five to ten times the effort it reasonably should. And then there are the expectations: from calligraphy invitations to satin chair-covers, all those things that Must Be Done or everyone will be Horribly Offended. Or will they? A Practical Wedding helps you create the wedding you want- without going broke or crazy in the process. After all, what really matters on your wedding day, what you'll remember &lsquotil you're old and gray, is not so much how it looked as how it felt. In this refreshing guide, expert Meg Keene shares her secrets to planning a beautiful celebration that reflects your taste and your relationship. You'll discover: The real purpose of engagement (hint: it's not just about the planning) How to pinpoint what matters most to you and your partner DIY-ing your wedding: brilliant or crazy? Affording a wedding without having to cut your guest list How to communicate decisions with your family Why that colour-coded spreadsheet is actually worth it Wedding Zen can be yours. Meg walks you through everything from choosing a venue to writing vows, complete with stories and advice from women who have been in the trenches, the Team Practical brides. So here's to the joyful wedding, the sensible wedding, the unbelievably fun wedding! A Practical Wedding is your complete guide to getting married with grace.

How to Use eBay and PayPal

By Todd Alexander
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Todd Alexander
Today, more than 78 per cent of all items available on the site are fixed price and the vast majority of these items are new. eBay is no longer just the site for second-hand items sold at auction. HOW TO USE EBAY AND PAYPAL not only includes the latest information and site changes for both eBay and PayPal, it also includes sections on: finding the best bargains from overseas; how to find some of the best deals online; and using your mobile to buy and sell on eBay. The eBay chapters are packed with tips for using the site more effectively and safely. Major chapters include: Registration, Safe Trading, Buying and Selling. The PayPal chapters clearly explain what PayPal is, why it is among the safest payment methods on the net, how to register, how to send and receive money, and what to do in the event that something goes wrong with a transaction. This helpful guide, written in a relaxed, user-friendly style, is the must-have for anyone looking to save money or make extra cash online.

The Glamour of Grammar

By Roy Peter Clark
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Roy Peter Clark
Early in the history of English, the words 'grammar' and 'glamour' meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs.THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR gives readers all the tools they need to 'live inside the language' - to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.

Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 2nd edition

By Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Thomas J. Balch, Daniel E. Seabold, Shmuel Gerber, Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
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Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Thomas J. Balch, Daniel E. Seabold, Shmuel Gerber
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Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief was first published in 2005 to meet the need for a simple and short book on parliamentary procedure. This second edition of In Brief is now updated and revised to match the new full edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised , also published this year. Written by the same authorship team behind the officially sanctioned Robert's Rules of Order , this concise, user-friendly edition takes readers through the rules most often needed at meetings- from debates to amendments to nominations. With sample dialogues and a guide to using the complete edition, Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief is the essential handbook for parliamentary proceedings.

Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th edition

By Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas J. Balch, Daniel E. Seabold, Shmuel Gerber, Henry M. III Robert
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Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas J. Balch, Daniel E. Seabold, Shmuel Gerber, Henry M. III Robert
Robert's Rules of Order is the book on parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies. This newly revised edition is the only book on parliamentary procedure to have been updated since 1876 under the continuing program of review established by General Henry M. Robert himself, in cooperation with the official publisher of Robert's Rules . The eleventh edition has been thoroughly revised to address common inquiries and incorporate new rules, interpretations, and procedures made necessary by the evolution of parliamentary procedure, including new material relating to electronic communication and"electronic meetings.&rdquo

Robert's Rules of Order (Newly Revised, 11th edition)

By Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
Authors:
Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
Robert's Rules of Order is the book on parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies. This newly revised edition is the only book on parliamentary procedure to have been updated since 1876 under the continuing program of review established by General Henry M. Robert himself, in cooperation with the official publisher of Robert's Rules . The eleventh edition has been thoroughly revised to address common inquiries and incorporate new rules, interpretations, and procedures made necessary by the evolution of parliamentary procedure, including new material relating to electronic communication and"electronic meetings.&rdquo

Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, deluxe 11th edition

By Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
Authors:
Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
Robert's Rules of Order is the book on parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies. This newly revised edition is the only book on parliamentary procedure to have been updated since 1876 under the continuing program of review established by General Henry M. Robert himself, in cooperation with the official publisher of Robert's Rules . The eleventh edition has been thoroughly revised to address common inquiries and incorporate new rules, interpretations, and procedures made necessary by the evolution of parliamentary procedure, including new material relating to electronic communication and"electronic meetings.&rdquo

Growing Your Family Tree

By Cherry Gilchrist
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Cherry Gilchrist
The process of exploring your family history and roots is a moving and meaningful quest. It affects heart and soul, as well as providing an intellectual challenge to piece all the information together. GROWING YOUR FAMILY TREE is the first book to combine the experiential aspects of family history research with sound, practical advice, helping to lift genealogy out of its earlier dry and formal setting, into a more meaningful and accessible activity which can enrich a person's identity.Advice and information includes:*Clear and friendly guidance on finding the data and sources needed and the practicalities of setting up a family history project* How to identify the emotional motivations behind your research* The nature of ancestry, family lines and our inner connection with our ancestors* How to organise your research and keep moving forward
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The Bed Bug Survival Guide

By Jeffrey Eisenberg
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Jeffrey Eisenberg
It can no longer be denied that the the world is in the grips of an epidemic. Jeff Eisenberg and his company Pest Away have successfully treated more than 100,000 spaces for bed bugs over the past 15 years. He's the go-to guy for businesses, celebrities and the media - and in THE BED BUG SURVIVAL GUIDE he shares his best strategies, advice and tips for treating and preventing bed bug infestation once and for all. With Eisenberg's advice, readers can lower thier risk of bed bug infestation by up to 60%! Or, if they have them they can be sure they are using the right method to get rid of them. The book is divided into ten user-friendly chapters that cover everything, including:. Prevention - what to do immediately, daily, weekly and monthly . Travel - the 5 biggest mistakes made during hotel stays . Life - avoiding bed bugs in unexpected places like the gym, the mall, the movie theater, and on airplanes . Treatment - Green? Heat? Cryonite? Fumigation of furniture?

Churchill By Himself

By Richard Langworth
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Richard Langworth
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was one of the most inspiring leaders of the twentieth century, and one of its greatest wits. War reporter, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Prime Minister, Nobel Laureate, wordplay enthusiast, he was a powerful man of many words. Throughout his life, he moved, entertained, and sometimes enraged people with his notorious wit and razor-sharp tongue. Consequently, he is one of the most oft-quoted and misquoted leaders in recent history. Now in paperback, Churchill by Himself is the first fully annotated and attributed collection of Churchill sayings- edited by longtime Churchill scholar Richard M. Langworth and authorized by the Churchill estate- that captures Churchill's wit in its entirety.

Can You Hear Me Now?

By Michael Eric Dyson
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Michael Eric Dyson
"Before I wanted to write the world, I sought to right it," declares Michael Eric Dyson. As one of America's most visible, inspirational, and quotable public intellectuals, Dyson has weighed in on a vast array of issues. In his books and newspaper articles, over television and radio waves, and from podiums to pulpits, Dyson has brought awareness and insight to questions of culture, race, gender, and politics. Now, twenty years into his illustrious career, Michael Eric Dyson offers his fans and admirers a compendium of new and classic writing.

Man with a Pram

By Stephen Mitchell, Jon Farry
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Stephen Mitchell, Jon Farry
The concept for MAN WITH A PRAM was born (excuse the pun) from the authors' observations that most men were not interested in the current pregnancy literature on the market. Added to this was the observation that many a pregnant partner seemed to befrustrated by this perceived lack of interest in pregnancy literature. Essentially, the current pregnancy literature isn't interesting for men because it's aimed at women, it's all a bit peaches and cream, a bit preachy, over-serious and well. . . Boring! Let's face it, most men would rather walk over broken glass (or watch sport) than read a book punctuated with fog lensed pictures of smiling pregnant women with chapters entitled 'How You'reFeeling'. The authors reasoned that for a pregnancy book to appeal to men it needed to state the facts of pregnancy issues while couching them in humour, science, statistics, trivia and male orientated advice: basically things that men like to read about.