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THIS STORY IS A LIE You know Lara King. The top billing of the showbiz pages, you've seen her every morning; over your breakfast, on your commute to work. You know everything about her; you've dissected her life. Her perfect relationship with film-star Matthew Raine. Her beautiful six-year old daughter Ava. And so when a terrible incident shatters the family's carefully constructed facade, a media frenzy ensues. What happens when the perfect woman begins to unravel? When her whole life is really just a lie? One she will do anything she can to stop you from finding out? A brilliant, dark and beautifully written thriller exploring the dark side of fame and of motherhood, YOUR GUILTY SECRET will grip you tight and not let go of you until the very end.Show more
This is THE book on anger, the first book to explain exactly why we get mad, what anger really is - and how to cope with and use it. Often confused with hostility and violence, anger is fundamentally different from these aggressive behaviours and in fact can be a healthy and powerful force in our lives. What is anger? Who is allowed to be angry? How can we manage our anger? How can we use it? It might seem like a day doesn't go by without some troubling explosion of anger, whether we're shouting at the kids, or the TV, or the driver ahead who's slowing us down. In this book, the first of its kind, Dr. Ryan Martin draws on 20 years plus of research, as well as his own childhood experience of an angry parent, to take an all-round view on this often-challenging emotion. It explains exactly what anger is, why we get angry, how our anger hurts us as well as those around us, and how we can manage our anger and even channel it into positive change. It also explores how race and gender shape society's perceptions of who is allowed to get angry. Dr. Martin offers questionnaires, emotion logs, control techniques and many other tools to help readers understand better what pushes their buttons and what to do with angry feelings when they arise. It shows how to differentiate good anger from bad anger, and reframe anger from being a necessarily problematic experience in our lives to being a fuel that energizes us to solve problems, release our creativity and confront injustice.Show more
Finger-wagging moralizers say the love of money is the root of all evil. They assume that making a lot of money requires exploiting others, and that the best way to wash off the resulting stain is to give a lot of it away. In Why It's OK to Want to Be Rich, Jason Brennan shows that the moralizers have it backwards. He argues that, in general, the more money you make, the more you already do for others, and that even an average wage earner is productively 'giving back' to society just by doing her job. In addition, wealth liberates us to have the best chance of leading a life that's authentically our own. Brennan also demonstrates how money-based societies create nicer, more trustworthy, and more cooperative citizens. And in another chapter that takes on the new historians of capitalism, Brennan argues that wealthy nations became wealthy because of their healthy institutions, not from their horrific histories of slavery or colonialism. While writing that the more money one has, the more one should help others, Brennan also notes that we weren't born into a perpetual debt to society. It's OK to get rich and it's OK to enjoy being rich, too.Show more
Do you feel like you're the only person at your office without an 'I Voted!' sticker on Election Day? It turns out that you're far from alone - 100 million eligible U.S. voters never went to the polls in 2016. That's about 35 million more than voted for the winning presidential candidate. In this book, Christopher Freiman explains why these 100 million need not feel guilty. Why It's OK to Ignore Politics argues that you're under no obligation to be politically active. Freiman addresses new objections to political abstention as well as some old chestnuts ('But what if everyone stopped voting?'). He also synthesizes recent empirical work showing how our political motivations distort our choices and reasoning. Because participating in politics is not an effective way to do good, Freiman argues that we actually have a moral duty to disengage from politics and instead take direct action to make the world a better place.Show more
We join the action just as our 'hero' Tom, (early thirties, reads the 'news' on the radio) finds out that his girlfriend has NOT left him. Tom, I have not left you. But I am gone. Please carry on as normal. Love always, Hayley Has Hayley gone or hasn't she? Is she coming back? If she has gone, but is coming back, when is she coming back? And what is he supposed to bloody do in the meantime? And what if she's never coming back?? Trying to work out what's happening to his confusing life, Tom tries to track Hayley down. In doing so, he stumbles across a strange and eccentric group of people with an irregular and highly-addictive hobby. Next, he's being followed, but he's not sure by whom. And then he also almost loses his job at the radio station in the now infamous 'Jam Nazi' episode, which of course, you know about. Above all, Tom is trying to work out who everyone is. Because who is Hayley? Who is this new girl following him around the supermarket? And who, for that matter, is TOM DITTO?Show more
The climate change is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it. ‘Today, the scientific evidence verges on irrefutable. If you’re younger than sixty, you have a good chance of witnessing the radical destabilization of life on earth—massive crop failures, apocalyptic fires, imploding economies, epic flooding, hundreds of millions of refugees fleeing regions made uninhabitable by extreme heat or permanent drought. If you’re under thirty, you’re all but guaranteed to witness it. If you care about the planet, and about the people and animals who live on it, there are two ways to think about this. You can keep on hoping that catastrophe is preventable, and feel ever more frustrated or enraged by the world’s inaction. Or you can accept that disaster is coming, and begin to rethink what it means to have hope.’ This is Jonathan Franzen’s controversial New Yorker essay, published as a single volume that discusses a planet on the cusp of and what and how individuals can respond to that.Show more
What are the beliefs and behaviors that set great teachers apart? In this internationally renowned bestseller, Todd Whitaker reveals 19 keys to becoming more effective in the classroom. This essential third edition features new sections on why it's about more than relationships, how to focus on a consistent, engaging learning environment, and the importance of choosing the right mode?business, parent, child?to improve your classroom management. Perfect for educators at any level of experience, for independent reading or for schoolwide book studies, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who matter most?your students.Show more
Written to accompany the third edition of Todd Whitaker's bestselling title, What Great Principals Do Differently, this study guide can be used by facilitators and participants in workshops, webinars, book study groups, or other professional development events. The guide features a variety of strategies and activities that will help principals apply the book's concepts to their own situation, so they can get the most out of the book, increase their professional growth, and have a greater impact as school leaders. Each chapter includes: Key Concepts Discussion Questions Journal Prompts Group Activities Application Strategies With this study guide, you can gain a deeper understanding of Whitaker's acclaimed book and learn how to apply his concepts and ideas in daily practices.Show more
High school senior Thomas ''Razor'' Turner knows his family has a dark history as part of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, especially when it comes to the secrecy surrounding his mother's death. When Razor starts to dig deeper into his mum's case he turns to the unlikeliest source for help: classmate Breanna Miller, the shy, smart girl he's never looked twice at. But the more time they spend together, the more they realise they actually have in common, and how attracted to each other they really are. When secrets from the past are revealed can their newfound feelings survive?Show more
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook of Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel, read by Andy Secombe, Adna Sablylich, Laurel Lefkow, William Hope, Charlie Anson, Christopher Ragland, Karina Fernandez, Madeleine Rose, Roy McMillan and Sarah Wells. What's going on? Turn on the television. What channel? Any channel. An unknown vessel, not of this world, materializes in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes' dreams - apocalyptic visions of death and destruction - is the habit they have of coming true... Scientist Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years. The strangers she works with say she died, and was brought back to life. The question is not just how ... but why? Kara Resnik and Vincent Couture fell in love during war, and have found peace since. They are the thin line of defence against what is coming. But they do not know they have been living a lie. And a man who claims to have the answers has his own agenda. There are things he cannot say - and others he won't. All pieces of an epic puzzle. One we have been trying to solve since the dawn of time... *** Praise for Sylvain Neuvel: 'This year's The Martian. Captivating ... So good and so eerie' Buzzfeed 'Bursts at the seams with big ideas ... this book is a sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages' Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Wayward Pines 'This stellar debut novel masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction ... so much more than the sum of its parts. A page-turner of the highest order' Kirkus Reviews 'As high-concept as it is, Sleeping Giants is a thriller through and through. One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory' NPR 'Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars' Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red RisingShow more
The indispensable pocket guide to the world of vampire movies, from Nosferatu to A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. ALSO AVAILABLE: Close-Ups: Wes Anderson Close-Ups: New York Movies When F. W. Murnau brought Nosferatu to the screen in 1922 he ushered in the bloody reign of cinema's most venerable villain - the vampire. Nocturnal, fanged and insatiable for human blood, the vampire has infected the public consciousness like no other movie monster. In this pocket guide, Charles Bramesco goes vampire hunting across a century of cinema, stalking around lonely Transylvanian castles, dusty New York apartments and rain-soaked Washington woods to discover why the vampire has become cinema's most enduring villain.Show more
From New York Times best-selling author and natural-health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola, an illustrated guide and cookbook with smart strategies, cutting-edge research, and 50 delicious recipes to support immunity. For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has served as a wakeup call, forcing us to take a frank look at how well our immune systems could serve us during challenging times. Is your immune health up to par? Could it save you from a monumental threat? In this new book packed with up-to-the-minute information and illustrated with gorgeous photography, natural-wellness expert Dr. Joseph Mercola offers a powerful toolkit for strengthening immunity and supporting health. Eating a wide array of herbs and spices on a regular basis, he explains, can go a long way toward strengthening your immune system and preventing illness. And herbs can be much more than mere culinary seasonings. Upgrade Your Immunity with Herbs showcases 19 different medicinal herbs and spices-from Ashwagandha to Echinacea to Rhodiola-and offers ways to use them in delicious and creative preparations for everything from teas and tonics to full meals. And while there's little question that diet is the most important contributor to immune health, Dr. Mercola also shares insight into other factors that play key roles. You'll discover: § How to know much water you need each day (you may be surprised) § 11 ways to improve your sleep - and your immunity § What vitamins and minerals your diet should include § The common (but easy-to-quit) habit that's linked to cancer, excess inflammation and poor immune health § And more Here is all you need to know to build an immune system you can trust-and eat well in the process. This audio product contains a PDF with supporting material, and the PDF is available to downloadShow more
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