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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 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
Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice that you can t get anywhere else Want to know how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits You could try reading all 2 728 rules of the Social Security system and the thousands of explanations of these rules but Kotlikoff Moeller and Solman explain Social Security benefits in an easy to understand and user-friendly style What you don t know can seriously hurt you wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost some individual retirees tens of thousands of dollars in lost income every year How many retirees or those nearing retirement know about such Social Security options as file and suspend apply for benefits and then don t take them Or start stop start start benefits stop them then re-start them Or just as important when and how to use these techniques Get What s Yours covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples by divorced retirees by widows and widowers among others It explains what to do if you re a retired parent of dependent children disabled or an eligible beneficiary who continues... to work and how to plan wisely before retirement It addresses the tax consequences of your choices as well as the financial implications for other investments Many personal finance books briefly address Social Security but none offers the thorough authoritative yet conversational analysis found here You ve paid all your working life for these benefits Now get what s yours 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
DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN author of The Bully Pulpit and Team of Rivals Beautifully written with warmth humor and remarkable self-awareness Believer is one of the finest political memoirs I have ever read David Axelrod has always been a believer Whether as a young journalist investigating city corruption a campaign consultant guiding underdog candidates against entrenched orthodoxy or as senior adviser to the president during one of the worst crises in American history Axelrod held fast to his faith in the power of stories to unite diverse communities and ignite transformative political change Now this legendary strategist the mastermind behind Barack Obama s historic election campaigns shares a wealth of stories from his forty-year journey through the inner workings of American democracy Believer is the tale of a political life well lived of a man who never gave up on the deepest promises our country has to offer Believer reveals the roots of Axelrod s devotion to politics and his faith in democratic change As a child of the 60s in New York City Axelrod worked his first campaigns during a tumultuous decade that began with soaring optimism and ended in violence and chaos As a young newspaperman in Chicago during the 1970s and 80s... Axelrod witnessed another world transformed when he reported on the dissolution of the last of the big city political machines Richard Daley Dan Rostenkowski and Harold Washington along with the emergence of a dynamic black independent movement that ultimately made Obama s ascent possible After cutting his teeth in the rollicking world of Chicago journalism Axelrod switched careers to become a political strategist His unorthodox tactics during his first campaign helped him get Paul Simon unexpectedly elected to the Senate and soon Axelrod s counsel was sought by the greatest lights of the Democratic Party Working for path breakers like Hillary Clinton Deval Patrick and Rahm Emanuel and morally conflicted characters like Rod Blagojevich and John Edwards Axelrod for better and worse redefined the techniques by which modern political campaigns are run The heart of Believer is Axelrod s twenty-year friendship with Barack Obama a warm partnership that inspired both men even as it propelled each to great heights Taking a chance on an unlikely candidate for the U S Senate Axelrod ultimately collaborated closely with Obama on his political campaigns and served as the invaluable strategist who contributed to the tremendous victories of 2008 and 2012 Switching careers again Axelrod served as senior adviser to the president during one of the most challenging periods in national history working at Obama s side as he battled an economic disaster navigated America through two wars and fought to reform health care the financial sector and our gridlocked political institutions In Believer Axelrod offers a deeper and richer profile of this extraordinary figure who in just four years vaulted from the Illinois State Senate to the Oval Office from the perspective of one who was at his side every step of the way Spanning forty years that include corruption and transformation turmoil and progress Believer takes readers behind the closed doors of politics even as it offers a thrilling call to democratic action Axelrod s Believer is a powerful and inspiring memoir enlivened by the charm and candor of one of the greatest political strategists in recent American history more
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
From the coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Abundance comes their much anticipated follow-up Bold a radical how-to guide for using exponential technologies moonshot thinking and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions Bold unfolds in three parts Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from I ve got an idea to I run a billion-dollar company far faster than ever before The authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3D printing artificial intelligence robotics networks and sensors and synthetic biology Part Two of the book focuses on the Psychology of Bold drawing on insights from billionaire entrepreneurs Larry Page Elon Musk Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos In addition Diamandis reveals his entrepreneurial secrets garnered from building fifteen companies including such audacious ventures as Singularity University XPRIZE Planetary Resources and Human Longevity Inc Finally Bold closes with a look at the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today s hyper-connected crowd like never before Here the authors teach how to design and use incentive... competitions launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into ten s of billions of dollars of capital and finally how to build communities armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today s entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true Bold is both a manifesto and a manual It is today s exponential entrepreneur s go-to resource on the use of emerging technologies thinking at scale and the awesome power of crowd-powered tools more
How do you spot an area poised for gentrification Is spring or winter the best time to put your house on the market Will a house on Swamp Road sell for less than one on Gingerbread Lane The fact is that the rules of real estate have changed drastically over the past five years To understand real estate in our fast-paced technology-driven world we need to toss out all of the outdated truisms and embrace today s brand new information But how Enter Zillow the nation s 1 real estate website and mobile app Thanks to its treasure trove of proprietary data and army of statisticians and data scientists led by chief economist Stan Humphries Zillow has been able to spot the trends and truths of today s housing market while acknowledging that a home is more than an economic asset In ZILLOW TALK Humphries and CEO Spencer Rascoff explain the science behind where and how we live now and reveal practical data-driven insights about buying selling renting and financing real estate Read this book to find out why -It s better to remodel your bathroom than your kitchen-Putting the word cute in your listing could cost you thousands of dollars-You shouldn t buy the worst house in the best neighborhood-You should never list your house for 444 000-You... shouldn t list your house for sale before March Madness or after the Masters Densely packed with entertaining anecdotes and invaluable how-to advice ZILLOW TALK is poised to be the real estate almanac for the next generation more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time Stephen Hawking s book explores such profound questions as How did the universe begin and what made its start possible Does time always flow forward Is the universe unending or are there boundaries Are there other dimensions in space What will happen when it all ends Told in language we all can understand A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks of antimatter and arrows of time of the big bang and a bigger God where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected With exciting images and profound imagination Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation
From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession what can be done about getting old SPRING CHICKEN Stay Young Forever or Die Trying SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle high-energy ride through the latest research popular mythology and ancient wisdom on mankind s oldest obsession How can we live longer And better In his funny self-deprecating voice veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers on a fascinating journey through the science of aging from the obvious signs like wrinkles and baldness right down into the innermost workings of cells We visit cutting-edge labs where scientists are working to hack the aging process like purging senescent cells from mice to reverse the effects of aging He ll reveal why some people live past 100 without even trying what has happened with resveratrol the red wine pill that made headlines a few years ago how your fat tissue is trying to kill you and how it s possible to unlock longevity-promoting pathways that are programmed into our very genes Gifford separates the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society and arms readers with the best possible advice on what... to do what not to do and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner An intoxicating mixture of deep reporting fascinating science and prescriptive takeaway SPRING CHICKEN will reveal the extraordinary breakthroughs that may yet bring us eternal youth while exposing dangerous deceptions that prey on the innocent and ignorant more