Martin Seligman, considered the father of positive psychology, has likened resilience to clearing the weeds from a rose garden, which can reach its potential only if the weeds are kept in check. Human beings face "weeds" of their own: layoffs, health issues, stock-market crashes, threats of terrorism, and natural disasters are all too common. Americans are busier, more stressed, and more anxious and depressed than they were during the Great Depression.
During the Civil War, Americans confronted profound moral problems about how to fight in the conflict. In this innovative book, D. H. Dilbeck reveals how the Union sought to wage a just war against the Confederacy. He shows that Northerners fought according to a distinct "moral vision of war", an array of ideas about the nature of a truly just and humane military effort.
It's a dog-eat-dog world, and Rafe Khatchadorian is just trying to live in it. Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable - until Rafe spots his grandmother standing on the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen. In order to help bring in more money, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan - a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge moneymaking neighborhood empire. He'll even have extra cash to buy his own WormHole Deluxe Multi-Platform GameBox!
With virtually nonexistent oversight, the Internet can easily become the judge, jury, and executioner for anyone's reputation. Digital attacks and misinformation can cost you a job, a promotion, your marriage, even your business. Whether you've done something foolish yourself, are unfairly linked to another's misdeeds, or are simply the innocent victim of a third-party attack, most of us have no idea how to protect our online reputation.
"Thumbelina", one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved fairy tales, is narrated by Charlotte Rampling, OBE for the GivingTales project. Thumbelina is no ordinary girl. She is a cute little creature that came alive by coming out of a seed. She was special and her story starts with a woman that could not have any children. "Thumbelina" was released on April 5th, 1835. The original title in Danish: "Tommelise".
The Scepter of Xarbaal - its unspeakable power is capable of shattering the very foundation of the world. Created in the pits of hell by the ancient gods, mortal hands were never meant to wield it. To do so brings certain madness and death. Yet King Zemel the Conqueror, ruler of Acharia, has used it to set the lands ablaze, plunging his nation into war. But before his conquest can be realized, the Scepter is stolen and spirited away by his most trusted servants.
"Fast start, under performing finish."
Five years after his life was saved in Afghanistan by Marine Force Recon Leader Charlie Cahill, former Navy Seabee Tom Sexton lives a bleak, nomadic existence, haunted by the debt he can never repay. Salvation appears in Stella - a woman as damaged, and resourceful, as he. But when a coded distress call from his former CO leads him to a shadowy NSA operative, Tom is recruited for a "black op" to bring back the now-rogue man who saved his life.
Boarding a cruise ship bound for Mexico, vacationing Navy SEAL Jeremiah "Bullfrog" Winters runs into Emma Albright, the only woman he ever loved...and lost. But re-awakening Emma's passions becomes Jeremiah's current mission until violence breaks out on their port excursion to the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Now, love may be the only weapon powerful enough to save them both, if Emma can bring herself to believe in its permanence and power.
Welcome to volume three of the Sex Slaves series. Welcome to the Abused. Introducing four more tales of abduction and forced submission, of a life of sexual servitude. Where your Master must be served well...or else suffer the consequences! We tell of distant lands with palaces of depravity where young virgins are deflowered; of islands with hidden dungeons and torture chambers; and a cabin deep in the woods where no one will hear you scream.
A light-hearted discussion of the nature of knowledge and truth.
"the best short dramatic work of the last decade"
Two families, mysteriously murdered under similar circumstances, just a month apart. One was memorialized in Truman Capote's classic novel, In Cold Blood. The other was all but forgotten. Dick Hickock and Perry Smith confessed to the first: the November 15, 1959 murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Despite remarkable coincidences between the two crimes, they denied committing the second: the December 19 murder of a family of four in Osprey, Florida.
Disheartened about not being able to find "Mr. Right" on the London dating scene, best friends Jodie Lynch and Louise Hewson create a blog to not only document their disastrous dates with the numerous "Mr. Wrongs" and "Mr. Okay-for-nows" but also to help those going through the same experiences and to see where they're going wrong. How will they deal with everything the dating scene has to throw at them - planned or otherwise?
Zoe Parker knew better than to play with fire. Fireman Reid Martin sparked a flame in her that she couldn't put out. Will Zoe be able to escape with her heart before she gets burned?
The law of attraction is based on the idea that everything in the universe has a polarity, meaning that everything contains either a positive or a negative kind of energy. Fortunately, there is a way to manipulate the law of attraction and make it work for you: by changing your beliefs and using the power of positive affirmation. Positive affirmations give you a fresh pair of eyes to see the world and therefore give you courage to achieve a lot of things you never knew were possible.
This comprehensive novel consists of three subplots which interlink to form the whole and supply a trio of targets at which Trollope aims his proselytising pen. The first treats on the courtship of a woman by a man whom she does not love and with whom she is not compatible. Mary Lowther will not accept such a marriage of dishonesty. The second deals with the plight of a young woman who has fallen prey to the wiles of an evil seducer and subsequently adopts a life of prostitution.
Do you want to know how Christianity became the largest religion in the world? Hear about the 50 most important events in Christian history, from the Old Testament to modern times. This book will give you a comprehensive overview of the history of Christianity. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of this nation forever. This book is the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge in history.
The best of the Minimalists! This book by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays - some short, some long - from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life.
The inspiration for the epic new Shannara Chronicles TV series, the world of Shannara is brimming with untold stories and unexplored territory. Now best-selling author Terry Brooks breaks new ground with a stand-alone adventure sure to thrill devoted listeners and new fans alike. Blood and magic will collide.... Leofur is the daughter of Arcannen, a power-hungry sorcerer prepared to use the blackest of magic to get what he wants.
Newly christened as the leader of Delta Force Team Ghost, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick arrives in Normandy over 70 years after Allied Forces joined the fight against the Nazis. The war to free survivors and eradicate pockets of adult Variants and their offspring is underway by the European Unified Forces. But as the troops push east, rumors of a new type of monster spread through the ranks. Fitz and his new team quickly realize that the fight for Europe might be harder than anyone ever imagined.
In this deeply researched and well-written study, Donald P. McNeilly examines how moderately wealthy planters and sons of planters immigrated into the virtually empty lands of Arkansas, seeking their fortune and to establish themselves as the leaders of a new planter aristocracy west of the Mississippi River. These men, sometimes alone, sometimes with family, and usually with slaves, sought the best land possible, cleared it, planted their crops, and erected crude houses and other buildings.