Millions of women across America have had it up to here with trying to have it all-while never finding the time to appreciate what is right in front of them. This engaging new book from a fresh new voice reminds women of the wonderful life choices they have already made, and helps them to figure out where they want to go from here. It offers all women, of all ages, a chance to rewrite their "to-do" list, and put themselves at the top. Forget Perfect is a smart and funny look at how trying to be perfect actually gets in the way of happiness, and how letting go of being perfect means raising standards to live life to the fullest and appreciate the things that really matter.
This is the second volume of the series "Usage-Based Linguistic Informatics", a product of the 21st century COE program held at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS). The project has an objective to realize an integration of theoretical and applied linguistics on the basis of computer sciences. With a view to practically applying the results of linguistic analysis to language education, the promotion of individual language research has become a high-priority issue. A new field of linguistic research is intended to be developed by elucidating the state of linguistic usage based on the analysis of large amounts of linguistic data. The volume, thus, consists mainly of language-specific corpus-based analyses on sentence structures in ten different languages such as Nuuchahnulth, Korean, Chinese, Malay, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, French, English and Spanish. It also includes papers that deal with various theoretical issues in contrastive linguistics and typology.
Do you want to get your life back on track? Are you treading water in your career? Does your relationship need a lift? Are you more fat than fit? Well, Get a Grip then! This is the self-help manual for people who hate self-help.You know the key to having more energy has nothing to do with crystals and chakras and everything to do with how much sleep you get. But you still choose reruns of Desperate Housewives over a good night's shut-eye. You know that neglecting your friends will leave you destitute and lonely but you're still too damn lazy to pick up the phone and get in touch. You know you could get through your to-do list in half the time -- yet you're still stalking your ex on Facebook. You know you need a kick up the backside -- and that's what you'll find within the pages of this book. If you're sick of being mollycoddled by self-help that deals in platitudes and endless steps for a new you, join How to Get a Grip in its campaign to help you get your life back on track by telling you what you already know. Implement How to Get a Grip's idiot-proof instructions to morph, overnight from being a friendless, wimpy and subservient doormat, perpetually vexed by the iniquities and raw deals that life throws at you, to being a total superhero. And what's more -- you'll have fun while you do it. No-nonsense lessons in life in a language that you will appreciate straight from the successful blog www.howtogetagrip. com
The fact that you are reading this tells me that you are in a bad relationship, tired of bad relationships, want to fix the relationship you already have, or are looking for that perfect relationship and connection. You are frustrated because nothing youve tried has worked and you have only attracted jerks. You are heartbroken, tired, and hopelessly looking for your Mr. Perfect. You have promised yourself that when you find him, you will do anything and everything in your power to keep him. Do you want to find your perfect man and learn how to keep your relationship fresh, interesting, and long lasting? Are you tired of playing games or following a set of rules with no result? Do you want to feel wanted, loved, respected, and valued by your Mr. Perfect? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book was written for you. Congratulations, you have taken the first step to getting rid of your Hemorrhoid, (AKA useless mate) and holding onto your Mr. Perfect.
"Dr. LaGrand's advice and recommendations reach from and to both heart and head ... a powerful and important lesson about grief that even in grief, we can still grow." Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, senior consultant, Hospice Foundation of America Through Your Loss Comes The Strength to Grow Whether the death of a loved one is sudden or follows a long battle with illness, there is no way to prepare for the loss of someone close. Grieving is painful, but you have a choice in how you cope with grief and most importantly how you adapt to the intense loss you've experienced. Grief counseling expert Dr. Louis LaGrand describes 101 tips and prescriptions to help mourners through their tragic loss. His specific coping strategies offer practical advice, ultimately giving you pathways for achieving lasting inner peace by using the one thing you can control your own response to grief. Heal your inner grief and find peace by: *Starting each day with an affirmative action *Establishing a grief or worry time *Planning in advance for birthdays, anniversaries, and important holidays *Learning to enjoy new routines *Letting go of "if onlys" and "what ifs" *Never ruling out happiness
Poetry. LIVES is a lyrical, passionate, and occasionally ironical account of life in a modern world of infinite possibility. Filled with vivid imagery of work, love, dreams, and death, these poems celebrate the phenomenal aspects of existence while acknowledging the futility of our continual search for meaning. They confront both reality and the beyond, communicating powerful truths about eternal situations. Lucas Hunt has won a John Steinbeck Award for poetry. His poems have been published in Confrontation, The Iconoclast, Hidden Oaks, Proteus, Mad Poets Review, and Meet the Writers. "There is a kind of Keatsian ardor underlying his Eliotesque grapplings with the existential void...Lucas Hunt's LIVES marks the debut of a very fine poet"--Southhampton Press. "...insights into the uniqueness of not only individual life, but also the seemingly commonplace phenomena that affect it"--Midwest Book Review.
A Plan for Procrastinators, Perfectionists, Busy P
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Let this book be your haven, guide, fairy godmother, or map for making your creative dreams real. It's a "paper lantern" to illuminate your path. Your dreams glow in the dark even if you don't ever tend to them. They will wait for you. I know this from my experiences as a recovering procrastinator and perfectionist. My dreams waited for me -- now you can begin to make your creative dreams REAL!
Fully revised and updated in 2017, the revolutionary career guide for a new generation of job-seekers, from one of the U.S.’s top career counselors “So what are you going to do with your major?” It’s an innocent question that can haunt students from high school to graduate school and beyond. Relax. Your major is just the starting point for designing a meaningful future. In this indispensable guide, Dr. Katharine Brooks shows you a creative, fun, and intelligent way to figure out what you want to do and how to get it—no matter what you studied in college. You will learn to map your experiences for insights into your strengths and passions, design possible lives, and create goals destined to take you wherever you want to go. Using techniques and ideas that have guided thousands of college students to successful careers, Dr. Brooks will teach you to outsmart and outperform your competition, with more Wisdom Builders and an easily applied career development process. No matter what career you aspire to, You Majored in What? offers a practical, creative, and successful approach to finding your path to career fulfillment.
With its use of multiple variables, functions, and formulas algebra can be confusing and overwhelming to learn and easy to forget. Perfect for students who need to review or reference critical concepts, Algebra I Essentials For Dummies provides content focused on key topics only, with discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical Algebra I course, from functions and FOILs to quadratic and linear equations. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical algebra concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.
GUNS, EX-CONS AND POLICE INCARCERATION... Sounds more like something that would happen in an action movie than on a date. But as these TRUE stories show, dating can be dangerous, shocking and most of all, FUNNY. So find yourself a seat and get ready to laugh, cry and shake your head in disbelief. And if you're thinking about dating, get yourself some pepper spray--you'll need it!
Fifty tasty, nutritious, meat-free recipes for cooks of all kinds Whether you are a seasoned vegetarian, or are just aiming to include more meatless dishes in your diet, Fix-It and Forget-It Vegetarian Main Dishes is the perfect guide to wholesome, easy-to-make vegetarian meals. Here you’ll find mouthwatering recipes for dishes to make in a slow cooker, in the oven, or on the stovetop, such as: · Spinach Lasagna· Vegetable Enchiladas· Stuffed Peppers· Thai Veggie Curry Complemented by ideas and tips on how to make the most of your ingredients, this recipe collection is guaranteed to be both nourishing and stress-free.
A sexy romance that fans of Simone Elkeles and Jamie McGuire will fall in love with… There's a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked-up his twenty-four-year-old girlfriend. Like her mom's nervous breakdown. Like Doug, the darkly handsome bad boy, who taunts her at school… Worried that her life is becoming a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, by making sure that she's perfect - the perfect daughter, the perfect student and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player, Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash and can't remember anything about the night it happened. She should have been with Brandon, but he doesn't seem to know anything about the accident - and, more confusingly, doesn't seem to care. Only Doug, who saved her from the wreckage, has the answers Zoey so desperately needs, but he's the last person she wants to rely on, especially as he's acting like something happened between them that night. Which can't be true, can it? But with her thoughts full of Doug and strangely empty of Brandon, Zoey starts to question her feelings for the two boys and whether being perfect is more important than following your heart.
Forget the perfect game. Forget the World Series rings. Forget the legendary carousing, the barroom brawling, the heavy-metal head-banging, and the endless supply of uncensored, often havoc-wreaking quotes. Forget the feuds with dumb-assed fans, wrong-headed managers and the entire city of Cleveland. Even if Perfect, I'm Not was to blindly (and insanely) ignore all those amazing aspects of David Wells' life as a major leaguer, his story would still bounce off these pages as a wildly entertaining and jaw-droppingly honest look at the game of baseball. Nothing less would be possible. Wells simply isn't wired for spin-doctoring. He has no "delete" button. He pulls no punches. In a sport that's now largely populated by a bland collection of well-dressed, personality-free, cliché -- spouting Stepford jocks, Wells clearly holds the title of "baseball's most beloved bad-ass". From rookie ball amid the beer-soaked, frozen tundra of the Great White North, through Winter Ball amid the easy women and explosive diarrhea of Venezuela, Perfect I'm Not explores Boomer's long, strange, often insane climb through the minors. And from the Siberia of the Blue Jays' bullpen, through intensive training with a brilliant little Yoda known as Sparky Anderson, the book also examines how Boomer grew from a mediocre reliever, into a solid, reliable, hugely successful starter. From there, after tortured dealings with Marge Schott in Cincinatti, and Pat Gillick in Baltimore, the book follows Boomer deep inside the New York Yankees' dugout, right through the teams' fairy-tale seasons of '97 and '98. It stands with David on the mound through his legendary perfect game. It documents his high-profile love affair with the night-life of New York City, and then explores just how devastating it felt to be unceremoniously dumped for Roger Clemens. Perfect I'm Not also follows Boomer through his chronic back pain of 2001, then surgery, rehab, uncertainty, and one pinstriped Christmas miracle, courtesy of Boss Steinbrenner. And though the 2002 season may have enjoyed a less than perfect climax, it nonetheless rounds out the book with a Yankees reunion that kept Boomer smiling from February, right into October. Perfect I'm Not gives readers an unprecedented, all-access pass to every major league stadium in the country, providing a first-person perspective of life on the diamond, as well as an uncensored, warts-and-all, insider's guide to life inside locker-rooms, hotel rooms, planes, dugouts, buses, bedrooms, restaurants, titty-bars, and more. It's great fun. It's real. It's as close as you're ever gonna get to making the show.
The Life and Death of Confederate Artillerist John Pelham
Author: Jerry H. Maxwell
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Provides one of the first complete biographies of John Pelham, an Alabama native and Confederate artillery commander in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, known for his great courage in battle.
Love where he least expects it… GP Oliver James knows exactly what his "perfect bride" should be like—and vibrant, unconventional new locum Lula Chance is the total opposite! Yet there's something about beautiful Lula and the heartbreak in her eyes that intrigues him… Lula's determined not to be distracted by brooding bachelor Oliver…no matter how gorgeous he is. She's arrived in Atlee Wold hoping to find her mother. But it's only a matter of time before she gives in to the inevitable… Perhaps Lula might just be Oliver's perfect bride after all?
A War Doomed by the Coalition's Strategies, Policies and Political Correctness
Author: John L. Cook
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
LONG BOOK DESCRIPTION: Unparalleled access to all levels of the Afghan government and coalition forces is the result of John Cooks tenure in Afghanistan. Over the past four and a half years, he has developed an intimate and alarming insight into what has become a hand-wringing quagmire of politically correct, socially and culturally sensitive policies and programs that continue to be implemented, and that can only result in catastrophic failure for the United States, the coalition and the average Afghan. Mr. Cook offers unprecedented insight as he digs deep to rip away at the misguided and destructive policies, including the infamous Rules of Engagement that doom our soldiers for the sake of political correctness and cultural sensitivity. This raw and disturbing account covers the truths regarding the appalling and cruel treatment of women, the squandering of foreign aid by, and corruption of, the Karzai-centric government that includes the betrayal of its own people. He presents eye-opening insight into the tribal structure that has traditionally guided the Afghan mindset and, despite efforts to westernize, will not go away. He details the inexplicable and infuriating policies regarding failures associated with poppy eradication, and it is the poppies that are the fuel for terrorist activities. He further provides explanations for the Talibans continuing control and the problems associated with our well-intentioned but misguided counterinsurgency strategies against the Taliban and al Qaeda - strategies that fail our mission and our soldiers. In this reasoned, forceful and intellectually honest treatise, he also courageously dissects the disturbing role of Islam and forces the reader to come face to face with the reality that Islam, not the Taliban, is the real enemy in Afghanistan. After reading Afghanistan: The Perfect Failure, we can only conclude we must no longer turn a blind eye to what is happening in Afghanistan. Mr. Cooks dissection is powerful and provocative. The American public deserves more than the thin veil of reporting that has been done on the subjects in this expose. Due to his longevity in this war torn country and high- level access, few, if any, have had the opportunity to gain the inside and knowledge afforded John Cook; none have had the courage to publicly reveal the shameful truth.
As World War Two enters its final year, Ruth Bentley feels life has dealt her more than her fair share of blows. She's lost her home in a bomb attack, and with her husband in the army, her daughters evacuated to Wales, and her mother killed and father injured in the attack, Ruth is left to face the devastation alone. But she finds comfort in the camaraderie of the Civil Defence office where she works and in her friendship with Lucy, a clippie on the buses. Lucy's husband is at sea, and the two women dream of the day when they'll be reunited with their loved ones. But as victory approaches, Ruth finds that the legacy of war is more powerful than even she had imagined...
A tragic suicide? When Rose’s daughter, Vivien, is found dead in a suspected suicide, Rose has questions nobody can answer. Wasn’t Vivien living the perfect life? A caring husband, a sweet little girl of her own. Or the perfect murder? But as the police investigation develops, their findings raise new questions. Did Vivien kill herself, or was she attacked? If so, who has something to hide? As Rose struggles to piece together the secrets of her daughter’s life, the cracks in the family begin to show. But once Rose knows the answers, there’s no going back... A gripping thriller perfect for fans of Daughter, The Book of You and C L Taylor's The Lie.