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This 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying organizing and storing Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category-by-category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three-month waiting list With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire
In each of his astounding 1 New York Times bestsellers Mark R Levin s overlying patriotic mission has been to avert a devastating tragedy The loss of the greatest republic known to mankind But who stands to lose the most In modern America the civil society is being steadily devoured by a ubiquitous federal government But as the government grows into an increasingly authoritarian and centralized federal Leviathan many parents continue to tolerate if not enthusiastically champion grievous public policies that threaten their children and successive generations with a grim future at the hands of a brazenly expanding and imploding entitlement state poised to burden them with massive debt mediocre education waves of immigration and a deteriorating national defense Yet tyranny is not inevitable In Federalist 51 James Madison explained with cautionary insight the essential balance between the civil society and governmental restraint In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this you must first enable the government to control the governed and in the next place oblige it to control itself This essential new book is against all odds a likeminded appeal to reason and audacity one... intended for all Americans but particularly the rising generation Younger people must find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist manipulation unrelenting emotional overtures and the pressure of groupthink which are humbling dispiriting and absorbing them to stand up against the heavy hand of centralized government which if left unabated will assuredly condemn them to economic and societal calamity Levin calls for a new civil rights movement one that will foster liberty and prosperity and cease the exploitation of young people by statist masterminds He challenges the rising generation of younger Americans to awaken to the cause of their own salvation asking will you acquiesce to a government that overwhelmingly acts without constitutional foundation or will you stand in your own defense so that yours and future generations can live in freedom more
1 bestselling author and radio host Glenn Beck exposes the real truth behind the roots of Islamic extremism in Muslim teachings in this sharply insightful handbook that debunks commonly held assumptions about Islam and the dream of a renewed caliphate From the barbarians of ISIS to the terror tactics of Al-Qaeda and its offshoots to the impending threat of a nuclear Iran those motivated by extreme fundamentalist Islamic faith have the power to endanger and kill millions The conflict with them will not end until we face the truth about those who find their inspiration and justification in the religion itself Drawing on quotes from the Koran and the hadith as well as from leaders of ISIS Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood Glenn Beck seeks to expose the true origins of Islamic extremism as well as the deadly theological motivations behind these agencies of destruction Using the same unique no-holds-barred style from his bestselling books Control and Conform Glenn Beck offers straight facts and history about the fundamental beliefs that inspire so many to kill
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Hailed by Toni Morrison as required reading a bold and personal literary exploration of America s racial history by the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States The New York Observer This is your country this is your world this is your body and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation s history and current crisis Americans have built an empire on the idea of race a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men bodies exploited through slavery and segregation and today threatened locked up and murdered out of all proportion What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son Coates shares with his son and readers the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the... world through a series of revelatory experiences from Howard University to Civil War battlefields from the South Side of Chicago to Paris from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children s lives were taken as American plunder Beautifully woven from personal narrative reimagined history and fresh emotionally charged reportage Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past bracingly confronts our present and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward Praise for Between the World and Me Powerful and passionate profoundly moving a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today Michiko Kakutani The New York Times Brilliant Coates is firing on all cylinders and it is something to behold a mature writer entirely consumed by a momentous subject and working at the extreme of his considerable powers at the very moment national events most conform to his vision The Washington Post I ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates The language of Between the World and Me like Coates s journey is visceral eloquent and beautifully redemptive And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory Toni Morrison A brilliant thinker at the top of his powers Coates has distilled four hundred years of history and his own anguish and wisdom into a prayer for his beloved son and an invocation to the conscience of his country An instant classic and a gift to us all Isabel Wilkerson author of The Warmth of Other Suns I know that this book is addressed to the author s son and by obvious analogy to all boys and young men of color as they pass inexorably into harm s way I hope that I will be forgiven then for feeling that Coates was speaking to me too one father to another teaching me that real courage is the courage to be vulnerable Michael Chabon A work of rare beauty a love letter written in a moral emergency one that Coates exposes with the precision of an autopsy and the force of an exorcism Slatemore
In Being Mortal bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times transforming birth injury and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable But in the inevitable condition of aging and death the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit Nursing homes preoccupied with safety pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs Hospitals isolate the dying checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot Doctors committed to extending life continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering Gawande a practicing surgeon addresses his profession s ultimate limitation arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families Gawande offers examples of freer more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even... to the end providing not only a good life but also a good end more
For more than sixty years the rock-solid time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century Learn Three fundamental techniques in handling people The six ways to make people like you The twelve ways to win people to you way of thinking The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment
Ray Bradbury s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak dystopian future Guy Montag is a fireman In his world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities the printed book along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce returning each day to his bland life and wife Mildred who spends all day with her television family But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor Clarisse who introduces him to a past where people didn t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears Montag begins to question everything he has ever known He starts hiding books in his home and when his pilfering is discovered the fireman has to run for his life
Seeing Sociology in your Everyday Life With a complete theoretical framework and a global perspective Society The Basics 13 e offers students an accessible and relevant introduction to sociology John Macionis author of the best-selling Introductory Sociology franchise over the last three decades empowers students to see the world around them through a sociological lens helping them to better understand their own lives This informative engaging and entertaining title will change the way readers see the world and open the door to many new opportunities MySocLab is an integral part of the Macionis learning program Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching a learning system that helps students see the world through a sociological lens With MySocLab students can develop critical thinking skills through writing explore real-world data through the new Social Explorer and watch the latest entries in the Core Concept Video Series Society The Basics Thirteenth Edition is also available via REVEL an immersive learning experience designed for the way today s students read think and learn Learn more
In this stunning new book Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers --the best and the brightest the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high-achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from that is their culture their family their generation and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires what it takes to be a great soccer player why Asians are good at math and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band Brilliant and entertaining Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate
Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will become filled with grace peace and unconditional love
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