In this riveting, poignant memoir of three generations of women and the white dresses that adorned them--television producer Mary Pflum Peterson recounts a journey through loss and redemption, and her battle to rescue her mother, a former nun, from compulsive hoarding --
In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule--what scientists know for sure about how our brains work--and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. You'll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You'll peer over a surgeon's shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You'll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can't tie his own shoes. You will discover how: every brain is wired differently, exercise improves cognition, we are designed to never stop learning and exploring, memories are volatile, sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn, vision trumps all of the other senses, and stress changes the way we learn.
Got a blender? Then have a blast with these 100 juices, smoothies, and other treats. From a healthy Blueberry Blast to an indulgent Mocha Malted Milkshake, they're easy to make and fun to drink. Enjoy Papaya Punch, Frosty Cappuccino, Root Beer Float, or a tropical cocktail-like the Miami Mojito. With a chapter on whole-food juices plus recipes for soups and dips, this collection will keep your blender whirring.--
Traces the origins of the Death Star, from concept to top-secret project. This manual explores the Death Star's onboard systems and controls, and is packed with floor plans, cutaways, and exploded diagrams.
Traces the model history of the Corellian Engineering Corporation's YT series of spaceships and the development of the YT-1300 model line, and provides a complete technical guide to the Millennium Falcon.
A step-by-step instruction book that will make it possible for you to recreate the gorgeous looks of nine of Disney's best loved... or is that hated?... villains. Among the variety of styles are options that are ideal for both straight and curly hair, as well as for a variety of hair textures. Each hairstyle is created on a real person and photographed in full color to make even the most complicated coiffure easy to achieve.
Dr. O'Connell's collection of stories and essays, written during thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston, gently illuminates the humanity and raw courage of those who struggle to survive and find meaning and hope while living on the streets.
Are you interested in learning to program computers? PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, SECOND EDITION is a friendly guide that will teach you the fundamentals of computer programming through the hands-on (and fun!) development of computer games. This book teaches programming using Just BASIC, a free, easy-to-learn software that lets you create programs for computers running Windows. Popular author and educator Jerry Ford, Jr., teaches you fundamental programming principles and gives you a broad view of computer programming and its many possibilities. As you work through this book, you will not only learn the basics of programming, but you'll also build a foundation from which you can advance into other programming languages with confidence. Get started programming today with PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, SECOND EDITION.
Recounts the history of Market Basket, a New England grocery chain whose employees and customers rallied to restore its CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, in a book demonstrating the power of consumer loyalty in the American economy.