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Pretty Sick

Caitlin Kiernan
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Caitlin Kiernan

Like many women who receive the shattering diagnosis of cancer, Caitlin Kiernan was concerned about her health and her future, but also about how the treatment would affect how she felt and looked - would she lose her hair? Would she lose her nails? How would she look after a double mastectomy? But unlike other women who battle cancer, Kiernan has spent her entire career as a beauty editor, beauty director (most recently for Life & Style Weekly), and now beauty producer. As someone who works in the public eye and in the fashion industry, Kiernan had to quickly learn how to look her best even when she was feeling her worst. So she called on her list of extensive contacts and beauty insiders - from hair professionals to top medical doctors (at institutions like Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mt Sinai Hospital) to style mavens and even celebrities (including Wendy Williams and Hoda Kotb) - to gather the best and most useful beauty tips for cancer treatment. The result is Pretty Sick: the ultimate guide to beauty during (and after) cancer treatment, covering skin care, hair care (and wig shopping), nail care, makeup, an explanation of breast cancer surgical options, style advice for life post mastectomy, and much, much more. Illustrated with charming line drawings and peppered with advice from celebrities and cancer survivors, Pretty Sick will be a welcome and trusted resource during treatment, helping women to look their best even when they don't feel their best.

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The Deal

Jon Smith
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Jon Smith
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Work with Me

John Gray, Barbara Annis
Authors:
John Gray, Barbara Annis

Despite the strenuous efforts to give women equal status in the workplace over the last few decades, tension between the sexes in the workplace remains as rampant as ever: during exit interviews many women, often leaving to start their own businesses, cite feeling undervalued or unappreciated at the office. Despite countless company initiatives, equality protocols, and gender seminars we have made little significant advancement. So why can't the sexes work together?In this fresh exploration of the relationships between men and women in the office, world-renowned expert on gender issues in the workplace, Barbara Annis, and John Gray, author of the number one relationship book of all time, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, team up to reveal the eight gender blindspots that create friction between the sexes at work. Annis and Gray use stories, science and research (including over 100,000 in-depth interviews of male and female executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies) to expose the blindspots that cause misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment and frustrations. Filled with 'ah-ha' moments, Work with Me provides a blueprint for boosting your gender intelligence. It provides new insights and solutions that will help break down barriers and enable men and women to bridge their different values, build trust and increase their credibility with each other, at work and at home.

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Deep Work

Cal Newport
Authors:
Cal Newport

Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves your attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term 'deep work' on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve. Most of us, after all, are excruciatingly familiar with shallow work instead - distractedly skimming the surface of our workload and never getting to the important part. Newport began exploring the methods and mindset that foster a practice of distraction-free productivity at work, and now, in DEEP WORK, he shows how anyone can achieve this elusive state. Through revealing portraits of both historical and modern-day thinkers, academics and leaders in the fields of technology, science and culture, and their deep work habits, Newport shares an inspiring collection of tools to wring every last drop of value out of your intellectual capacity. He explains why mastering this shift in work practices is crucial for anyone who intends to stay ahead in a complex information economy, and how to systematically train the mind to focus. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions we can make in an increasingly distracted world.

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The Sell

Fredrik Eklund, Bruce Littlefield
Authors:
Fredrik Eklund, Bruce Littlefield

Ten years ago, Fredrik Eklund moved to New York City from his native Sweden with nothing but a worn-out pair of sneakers and a dream: to make it big in the city that never sleeps. Despite having no experience in real estate and no contacts, Fredrik transformed himself into the best seller in the most competitive real estate market on the planet, brokering multimillion-dollar deals for celebrities, selling out properties all over the city and charming TV audiences as one of the stars of Million Dollar Listing New York.In The Sell, Fredrik shares his secrets so that anyone can find success doing what they love. According to Fredrik, even if you don't consider yourself a salesperson, you've been in sales your whole life because every day you are selling your most important asset: yourself. Whenever you influence or persuade someone to give you something in exchange for what you've got - whether it's a luxury home, a great idea at work, or your profile on Match.com - you are selling. And if you know how to sell right, you can live your dream.Blending personal stories and the expertise he's gained from his meteoric rise, The Sell is the modern guide to becoming successful. Featuring everything from the importance of intangible factors like personality and charm, to tips and tricks for preparing, persuading and negotiating, The Sell is a vital go-to book for anyone who wants to have an impact in his or her personal and professional life. No matter what your background is - sales rep, CEO or kitchen-table entrepreneur - this book will help you sell yourself or your brand, and lead a richer, more fulfilling life.

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Management Level Psychometric and Assessment Tests

Andrea Shavick
Authors:
Andrea Shavick

Gone are the days when an impressive CV and a sparkling performance at interview were all you needed to land a great job. Now, for the vast majority of medium-large sized organisations worldwide, rigorous assessment of candidates is an integral part of the recruitment process, especially when it comes to filling those elusive top jobs. So whether you're after a junior management, senior management or even director level position, or simply want to familiarise yourself with the very latest selection and recruitment techniques, you need this book! It includes: 37 genuine management-level practice psychometric tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world including 360 questions covering verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and abstract reasoning; everything you need to know about personality questionnaires, plus loads of practice material, including the popular OPQ 32 personality questionnaire; a complete guide to what to expect, and how to survive an assessment centre visit, alongside genuine Brainstorm, Scenarios and Fastrack management tests; and detailed information about the management-level 'behavioural simulations' such as role-plays, group discussions, business analysis, in-tray exercises and presentations, commonly used to assess candidates at assessment centres.

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Get Your Sh!t Together

Ruth Field
Authors:
Ruth Field

THE B!TCH IS BACK . . .. . . and she's brought The Grit Doctor along for the rideWHAT'S IN YOUR HANDBAG?*To Do lists scrawled on the back of receipts *An unpaid bill *Half a chocolate bar, covered in fluff Is your handbag a metaphor for the rest of your life?Has becoming a capable, poised grown-up turned out to be more complicated than you imagined? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, and if you're tired of the crappy stuff in life grinding you down, then it's time to stop whining and GET YOUR SH!T TOGETHER. With this funny, frank and tough-talking guide, Ruth Field and The Grit Doctor will help you:*Tackle daunting problems like a fearless superwoman*Figure out what you want from life and find the courage to GO FOR IT*Learn how to get more sh!t done in less time*Stop feeling bad about your less-than-perfect life. (Because perfection's overrated anyway.) SHE TAUGHT YOU HOW TO RUN, NOW SHE'S GOING TO TEACH YOU HOW TO RUN YOUR LIFE.

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Entitled To Respect

Conrad Potts, Suzanne Potts
Authors:
Conrad Potts, Suzanne Potts

It is estimated that we spend half our waking life at work. If during our time at work we find ourselves full of self doubt, lacking in confidence, irritated, frustrated and not respected how can we enjoy this time? This book will re-ignite your self esteem and help you to command the respect to which you're entitled at work. It will provide you with practical tools that you can put into use immediately, enabling you to: * Be valued for who you are * Ask for what you're entitled to * Say 'no' when you have a right to do so * Have your opinions & ideas respected and heard * Stand up for yourself * Handle difficult situations calmly and successfully * Get the job promotion you deserve * Have greater all round confidence

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Confident Networking For Career Success And Satisfaction

Stuart Lindenfield, Gael Lindenfield
Authors:
Stuart Lindenfield, Gael Lindenfield
Grand Central Publishing

101 Things I Learned In Film School

Neil Landau, Matthew Frederick
Authors:
Neil Landau, Matthew Frederick
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Network Your Way To Success

John Timperley
Authors:
John Timperley

Do you know enough people who could refer work to you? Are you great at following up contacts from events you attend? Do you know the secrets of making a real impact on those you meet?Effective networking is vital to the success of organisations - and the individuals who work in them. Most people are poor networkers, but it's easy to improve your skills. By following John Timperley's simple networking strategies, and the techniques of the world's top connecters, you will quickly learn how to build your own network of useful contacts.Discover how to polish your communication skills, create a lasting impression, quickly build your network, use your contacts database effectively, enjoy your new friends and contacts - and maximise your chances of success.

Caitlin Kiernan

Caitlin Kiernan is an award-winning journalist and beauty expert. A former fashion columnist, "Fashion Plate Cait," at The Times Herald-Record (a Dow Jones newspaper), beauty director at Life & Style Weekly, she is now the Beauty Producer of Style Code Live. She has appeared on both US national and local television programmes including E! News, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Fox News, The Sundance Channel, the Wendy Williams Show and Bravo's Real Housewives Of New York. Her freelance work appears in The Wall Street Journal, Women's Health, New York Times, and Refinery29 among others.

Cal Newport

Cal Newport, Ph.D., lives in Washington, DC, where he is a writer and an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He is the author of SO GOOD THEY CAN'T IGNORE YOU and three books of unconventional advice for students. He runs the popular website Study Hacks: Decoding Patterns of Success.

David Allen

David Allen is the internationally bestselling author of Getting Things Done and Ready for Anything. He is the chairman and founder of the David Allen Company, a global management and consulting company, widely recognized as the world's leading authority in developing personal and organization capacity.

Debra Fine

Debra Fine is an internationally recognised speaker and trainer. As a member of the National Speakers Association she travels extensively giving lectures and conducting workshops on the topic.

Gael Lindenfield

Gael Lindenfield is a psychotherapist and the internationally bestselling author of 20 ground-breaking personal development books, which have been translated into 33 languages. She is widely acknowledged as a leading expert on confidence.

Jonathan Black

Author Jonathan Black has been Director of the Careers Service at the University of Oxford for the last eight years. Before that, he's had a number of different jobs including: management consultant, professional publisher, co-founder of a start-up company, finance director, aerospace engineer, computer salesman, and strategy director. He has worked in the UK, Europe and the USA, in small businesses and large corporations, private and public sector. In his day job, he works one-to-one with students, presents at international conferences, on the radio and TV, and comes up with new ideas and programmes to help students in schools, university and beyond, to improve their career prospects.

Lauren Handel Zander

Lauren Handel Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, and public speaker. As Co-Founder and Chairman of Handel Group, an international corporate consulting and private coaching company, she has coached countless private clients: professors, politicians, award-winning artists, and Fortune 500 CEOs. The Handel Method has been taught at MIT, Stanford University, NYU, and in the New York City Public School System. Lauren has also led seminars and conferences all over the world and has contributed to The New York Times, Forbes, Self, Women's Health, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, and The Huffington Post.

Michael Bhaskar

Michael Bhaskar is a writer, researcher and digital publisher. He is Co-Founder of Canelo, a new publishing company.Michael has written and talked extensively about the future of media, the creative industries and the economics of technology for newspapers, magazines and blogs. He has been featured in and written for The Guardian, the Financial Times, Wired and the Daily Telegraph, and on BBC 2, BBC Radio 4, NPR and Bloomberg TV amongst others. Michael has a degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford where he won the University Gibbs Prize. He has been a British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur and a Frankfurt Book Fair Fellow. He is also author of The Content Machine and co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Publishing. He can be found on Twitter @michaelbhaskar.

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Sarah Robb O'Hagan is an executive, activist, and entrepreneur, and the founder of Extreme You, a movement to unleash high performance. As the global president of Gatorade, she led its reinvention and turnaround, and she is the former president of Equinox Fitness Clubs. Named one of Forbes's 'Most Powerful Women in Sports' and one of Fast Company's 'Most Creative People in Business,' she has also held leadership positions at Nike and Virgin Atlantic Airways. She is now the CEO of the fitness company Flywheel Sports. A sought-after expert on innovation, brand reinvention, health, fitness, and inspiring human performance, Sarah lives with her family in New York.