In 1915, when a kitchen stove fire singed his sister Mabel's lashes and brows, Tom Lyle Williams watched in fascination as she performed what she called "a secret of the harem" - mixing petroleum jelly with coal dust and ash from a burnt cork and applying it to her lashes and brows. Mabel's simple beauty trick ignited Tom Lyle's imagination, and he started what would become a billion-dollar business, one that remains a viable American icon after nearly a century. He named it Maybelline in her honor.
"The Williams Family Saga and the Rise of Mabelline"
Being a parent is a powerful experience, but often we don't anticipate the many ways it will change us. Expectant and new parents will find this book helpful because it examines the real effects children exert on a parent's sense of self, concept of love, personal and work goals, and your family relationships and friendships, and it explores the basis of the deep satisfaction we derive from being a parent - as well as areas that create stress.
The award-winning Kids Korps founders present parents with a fresh framework and the tools necessary to shape children into productive, well-adjusted, compassionate individuals. By focusing on the five Touchstones, they offer ways to surround their children with actions and messages designed to strengthen character, build self-esteem, and develop inner contentment.
Everyone has heard of Habitat for Humanity, the faith-based housing initiative that has built homes for more than a million of the world's poor. Many are familiar with its founders, Millard and Linda Fuller. But few know the amazing love story behind the movement a story that began accidentally and will conclude in a world forever changed by its impact. By age 29, Millard Fuller was a self-made millionaire. But that success came at a cost.
In the newly revised Gifts of the Heart, award-winning author Bettie B. Youngs gives us 18 beautiful, poignant short stories showing us that it is our honor, as much as it is our responsibility, to use the events of daily life to help others see their lives in the most positive way possible, so as to improve the world we live in and the lives of those with whom we share it.