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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: William Morrow (2013, May 14th).
In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged them to make good art.The book Make Good Art, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sandra Felton
Publisher: Revell (2013, Feb 1st).
While most of us aren't hoarders we can all benefit from assessing and reducing the clutter in our homes--and then organizing what's left. Many things stop us from succeeding: the sheer scope of the project, the tendency to lose momentum if the job takes too long, and the fact that we're always acquiring new clutter. But what if it really took only a week to de-clutter the whole house, and then you even had the weekend to relax and enjoy your new clutter-free space? Could it really be that simple?Organizing and time management experts Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims show how with the right game plan and a healthy dose of adrenaline, anyone can de-clutter their home in just five days. With this systematic, team-based approach, even the most overwhelming de-cluttering job becomes doable. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Cristin Frank
Publisher: Betterway Home (2013, Mar 15th).
Upcycle Your Life Get ready to trade in headaches and hassles for life skills, exchange clutter for money, transform eyesores into beautiful focal points in your home, and say goodbye to over-consumption and hello to genuine experiences. Cristin Frank, the original Reduction Rebel, shows you the freedom and fulfillment you can have when you simplify your life. You'll learn how to use your talents, time, and space to combat stress, become more efficient, relieve money woes, open up opportunities, and provide unbelievable self-fulfillment. Inside you'll find: Simple techniques that eliminate clutter and keep it from returning A personalized plan to help you reclaim your time Practical (and profitable) ways to sell unused items in your home Tips to eliminate debt and curb consumption Step-by-step upcycling projects that transform old, unwanted furniture into beautiful, customized organizing systems Dozens of exercises that help you identify and honor your talents, values, and goals As Cristin says, success is getting what we want. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
The Spark Solution: A Complete Two-Week Diet Program to Fast-Track Weight Loss and Total Body HealthAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Becky Hand
Publisher: HarperOne (2013, May 7th).
From the experts behind the New York Times bestseller The Spark and the creators of SparkPeople.com comes The Spark Solution, a breakthrough two-week diet program to help you lose weight and optimize your health.The Spark Solution is a dynamic, comprehensive, and proven program. With an introduction by Chris Downie, founder and CEO of SparkPeople, this day-by-day guide combines the latest data and strategies on nutrition, incredibly delicious recipes, and essential workouts. The experts at SparkPeople designed this easy-to-follow regimen to deliver effective and sustainable weight loss.Thousands have already tried it, lost weight, and discovered a path to healthy living. SparkPeople have taken all the questions and bumps in the road out of the equation with The Spark Solution. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Bobbie Thomas
Publisher: HarperOne (2013, Apr 23rd).
Get your style therapy with Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow by Today Show style editor Bobbie Thomas.This thoughtful and inspiring guide provides the information you need to feel stylish, smart, sexy, and satisfied—with a look that’s uniquely your own—in order to become your most confident and beautiful self.You’re invited to gain self-awareness, clarity, and confidence, and take full advantage of the fashion tips, tools, and lessons that Bobbie Thomas lays out, including how to identify your best colors, how to select the most flattering clothes for your individual shape, how to edit your closet, and how to shop smart—to harness the power of self-expression.The foreword by fashion icon Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, and color illustrations throughout, reinforce Bobbie’s mantra of self-expression: “Style is the way you to speak to the world without words. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Judith Anne Rice
Publisher: Redleaf Press; Second Edition edition (2013, May 7th).
94 character-building activities for a peaceful and supportive learning environmentHelp preschoolers develop compassion for others with this collection of classroom and at-home activities. These simple but powerful lessons help children practice loving values as they contribute to a supportive learning environmenta place where all children seek out the goodness in themselves and others.The Kindness Curriculum, Second Edition, provides a variety of new and revised experiences that strengthen the building blocks of positive character development. Children will enjoy the expression the activities encourage and the playfulness they provide as they learn about love, feelings and empathy, gentleness, self-control, respect, friendship, and conflict resolution. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Chris Morrow
Publisher: Touchstone; 1 edition (2013, Feb 5th).
Rev Run of Run DMC and Tyrese Gibson offer insight on life, love, exposing men and the many games they play, and how to finally find happiness in your relationships.Tyrese and Rev are unlikely best friends—Rev is married with six kids and Tyrese is a single dad still hesitant to settle down. But after an unexpected disagreement in which Rev insisted that marriage is forever, and Tyrese pushed that you could bail when the sex went bad, the two decided not just to agree to disagree but to team up and open their debate to a larger audience. Even though they’re at different points in their journeys, both have clear insights on what it takes to make a relationship work and what can sink it instantly. Manology is a guide to regaining your relationship confidence and weeding out the cheaters, MANipulators, and pimps from the good men. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power SourceAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Alisa Vitti
Publisher: HarperOne (2013, Mar 19th).
With WomanCode, holistic health coach Alisa Vitti shows women how to maintain health and vitality with a food-based program to rebalance their hormones.Alisa Vitti found herself suffering through the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and was able to heal herself through food and lifestyle changes. Relieved and reborn, she made it her mission to empower other women to be able to do the same.Whether you are suffering from irregular periods, fertility issues, depression, or lack of sex drive, Alisa Vitti says that meds and anti-depressants aren’t the only solutions. Groundbreaking and informative, WomanCode educates women about hormone health in a way that’s relevant and easy to understand. And the five-step protocol can markedly improve health and overall quality of life. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Daphne Oz
Publisher: William Morrow (2013, Apr 16th).
Relish by Daphne Oz – bestselling author of The Dorm Room Diet, cohost of the hit daytime talk show The Chew, and daughter of Dr. Mehmet Oz – offers simple, practical, and personal advice to help you live your better life right now.Daphne Oz made a splash by sharing her secrets for avoiding the dreaded Freshman Fifteen in the perennial bestseller The Dorm Room Diet. Now, this lifestyle guru shares essential advice on how to relish your food, your home, and your life in order to maximize health and happiness.Illustrated in full color with beautiful food and recipe photos, images of real-world and aspirational decor examples, and lots of creative lifestyle ideas, Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun will help you envision a life that’s highly desirable and eminently achievable. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability