Latoya's Life

Uncut Mishaps of a Youtube Star

Author: Latoya Ali

Publisher: Mango

ISBN: 9781633534193

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 151

View: 4040

Nearly 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube. Extremely loyal and devoted fan network to LaToya Forever channel. Her gift of connecting with people Her over-the-top persona and style is catching the attention of many Internet users, industry movers and shakers, and most recently, BPMtv."

Notes on a Cowardly Lion

The Biography of Bert Lahr

Author: John Lahr

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453288740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 394

View: 3043

John Lahr’s stunning and complex biography of his father, the legendary actor and comedian Bert Lahr Notes on a Cowardly Lion is John Lahr’s masterwork: an all-encompassing biography of his father, the comedian and performer Bert Lahr. Best known as the Cowardly Lion in MGM’s classic The Wizard of Oz, Lahr was a consummate artist whose career spanned burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway, and Hollywood. While he could be equally raucous and polished in public, Lahr was painfully insecure and self-absorbed in private, keeping his family at arm’s length as he quietly battled his inner demons. Told with an impressive objectivity and keen understanding of the construction—and destruction—of the performer, Notes on a Cowardly Lion is more than one man’s quest to understand his father; it is an extraordinary examination of a life in American show business.

Geek Dad

Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share

Author: Ken Denmead

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101404310

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 7994

The ultimate DIY project guide for techie dads raising kids in their own geeky image, in the spirit of The Dangerous Book for Boys Today's generation of dads grew up more tech-savvy than ever. Rather than joining the Little League team, many grew up playing computer games, Dungeons and Dragons, and watching Star Wars. Now with kids of their own, these digital-age dads are looking for fresh ways to share their love of science and technology, and help their kids develop a passion for learning and discovery. Enter supergeek, and father of two, Ken Denmead. An engineer and editor of the incredibly popular GeekDad blog on wired.com, Ken has created the ultimate, idea-packed guide guaranteed to help dads and kids alike enjoy the magic of playtime together and tap into the infinite possibility of their imagination. With illustrations throughout, this book offers projects for all ages to suit any timeframe or budget. With Denmead's expert guidance, you and your child can: •Fly a night-time kite ablaze with lights or launch a video camera with balloons •Construct the "Best Slip n' Slide Ever," a guaranteed thrill ride •Build a working lamp with LEGO bricks and CDs •Create a customized comic strip or your own board game •Transform any room into a spaceship •Make geeky crafts like cyborg jack-o'-lanterns or Ethernet cuff links Brimming with endlessly fun and futuristic tidbits on everything from gaming to gadgets, GeekDad helps every tech-savvy father unleash his inner kid-and bond with the next generation of brainiacs. Watch a Video

Pretty & Educated

The College Girl's Guide to Everything

Author: Jayla Koriyan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991601554

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 7869

Pretty & Educated: A College Girl's Guide to Everything is all of the advice that you will ever need to start your journey to college. Branding and Lifestyle Expert Jayla Koriyan shares real stories from her personal journey while exploring topics ranging from selecting a major and time management to internships, relationships and dating. And of course, we couldn't forget fashion, makeup and discovering the real you! No one ever said that it would be easy but in the end, following your dreams and pursuing your education is always worth it. Every girl deserves to be Pretty & Educated.

Picking the Low Hanging Fruit

And Other Stupid Stuff We Say in the Corporate World

Author: James Sudakow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996503310

Category: Business

Page: 122

View: 6534

Are you interested in baking someone into a process at work? Leading a paradigm shift? Or maybe you just feel like drilling down after a nice data dump so you can flesh out a straw dog to help everyone get their ducks in a row and sing from the same song-sheet. Whether you understood any of that or had no idea what you just read, you've probably heard these expressions lobbed around the corporate world with some regularity. What does all of this mean? In meetings on his first job out of college, James Sudakow found himself struggling to pick up a bizarre new language: corporate-speak. He pretended to know what they were saying, but in actuality, he had no idea what expressions like "singing from the same song sheet" or "picking the low hanging fruit" meant or why strange phrases like these were being used to talk about business operations. Had he missed something important in his education that would have prepared him for this? With time, Sudakow adapted to the language; and much to his own embarrassment, he found himself actually using many of these same expressions. For his own sanity, he came up with a plan to combat this corporate-speak language - and it all started with a whiteboard in his office. He listed all of the words and phrases his colleagues, even superiors, were not allowed to use in his office - less they allowed themselves to be subjected to some form of office hazing. "I wondered if we all knew how ridiculous we sounded using these generally weird phrases, instead of just speaking in plain English." Sudakow says."I wanted to call attention to the way we were all communicating and see if we could change it." Ironically, not only did his experiment not deter their use of any of the expressions on his whiteboard, Sudakow found that his colleagues put up with the hazing with seemingly far too much enjoyment and also began to actually, if not enthusiastically, add additional phrases to his whiteboard, taking great pride in their contributions. That whiteboard became the premise for his new book, "Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit... and Other Stupid Stuff We Say in the Corporate World," a humorous corporate glossary that sheds an irreverent light on the weird things we say in the corporate world every day.

Consumer Electronics for Engineers

Author: Philip Hoff,Philip Herbert Hoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521588171

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 555

View: 2989

Consumer Electronics for Engineers is the first book of its kind to explain clearly the operating principles of "real world" electronic devices, including video recorders, compact disk players, and mobile phones. Each chapter begins with a brief historical overview of the device concerned. The author then describes the key principles of each device's operation and presents a block circuit diagram. Next he analyzes these "real world" circuits in detail, and, finally, he discusses the present state of the art. This approach will help to integrate the many different aspects of an electrical engineer's course work, from physical optics to digital signal processing, as never before. Very accessible and containing over 350 illustrations and many exercises, this book will be an ideal textbook for undergraduate students of electrical engineering, and will also appeal to practicing engineers.

Awesome Women Who Changed History

Paper Dolls

Author: Carol del Angel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440599874

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

View: 3846

The most badass collection of paper dolls--ever! Forget the runway. These Awesome Women Who Changed History are dressed for the battlefields, the picket lines--and the White House! These 20 realistic paper dolls have everything they need to shatter the glass ceiling. Prepare Sally Ride for liftoff with her spacesuit and helmet. Get Annie's gun (and her hat and dress) before she heads into a sharpshooting competition. And please rise for the honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose robes and gavel will have her ready to preside over the United States Supreme Court. Whether conducting research while living with the chimps in the wild, taking flight across the Atlantic, or leading people to freedom on the Underground Railroad, the paper doll likenesses of these groundbreaking women are sure to inspire awesome women of any age

From Pariahs to Partners

How parents and their allies changed New York City's child welfare system

Author: David Tobis

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195099885

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 4514

In the early 1990s 50,000 children were in New York City's foster care system. By 2011 there were fewer than 15,000. In his book, David Tobis shows how such radical change was driven largely by a movement of mothers whose children had been placed into foster care, who fought to become advocates and stakeholders in a system that had previously viewed them as part of the problem. This book serves as an example of how advocates can change a system, as told from the perspective of key figures, change agents, and the parent advocates themselves.

Shunned

How I Lost my Religion and Found Myself

Author: Linda A. Curtis

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631523295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6557

Linda Curtis was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and is an unquestioning true believer who has knocked on doors from the time she was nine years old. Like other Witnesses, she has been discouraged from pursuing a career, higher education, or even voting, and her friendships are limited to the Witness community. Then one day, at age thirty-three, she knocks on a door—and a coworker she deeply respects answers the door. To their mutual consternation she launches into her usual spiel, but this time, for the first time ever, the message sounds hollow. In the months that follow, Curtis tries hard to overcome the doubts that spring from that doorstep encounter, knowing they could upend her “safe” existence. But ultimately, unable to reconcile her incredulity, she leaves her religion and divorces her Witness husband—a choice for which she is shunned by the entire community, including all members of her immediate family. Shunned follows Linda as she steps into a world she was taught to fear and discovers what is possible when we stay true to our hearts, even when it means disappointing those we love.

Rogue

The Paladin Prophecy

Author: Mark Frost

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375980032

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1678

Will West is playing a dangerous game. Months after uncovering the sinister Paladin Prophecy plot, Will continues to work with the mastermind behind the project—none other than his own grandfather, Franklin Greenwood. Will cooperates in order to keep his friends safe. But are they really secure in the hands of a madman? Under constant surveillance, Will and his friends secretly devise a plan to defeat Franklin Greenwood and his Knights of the Charlemagne. The team must enter the Never-Was and find an elusive group of supernatural beings called the Hierarchy. But as the battle approaches, the alliance uncovers old secrets that threaten to tear them apart. Can they protect Earth from the demons beyond? Or will a rogue player destroy them and the world they live in? Thrilling mystery and electrifying suspense abound in Mark Frost’s action-packed Paladin Prophecy series, which is compelling to the very last page.

The GlamTwinz Guide to Longer, Healthier Hair

Author: Kelsey Murrell,Kendra Murrell

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633533565

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 137

View: 6305

#1 Amazon Best Seller! How to get healthy hair. Healthy hair tips from the GlamTwinz Healthy hair tips: Get the long, healthy hair you’ve always wanted. YouTube superstars Kelsey and Kendra Murrell – The GlamTwinz - share their secrets to growing long, healthy and natural hair, without having to rely on chemical relaxers. How to have healthy hair: Textured hair requires special care and The GlamTwinz have been delivering their best since their viral video: “Top 10 Tips to Grow out Long HEALTHY Hair” hit YouTube. Now, The GlamTwinz build on that to reveal even more secrets and answers to fans’ questions, while revealing their own personal hair struggles and triumphs. In The GlamTwinz Guide To Longer, Healthier Hair, you’ll learn secrets to: • Growing your hair longer • Generating natural shine • Taming the fizziness • Reducing hair breakage • Getting the best look without the chemicals • Fannie Lou Hamer-American voting rights activist Be confident and love the way you look!

In My Own WORDS...MY Real Reality

Author: Toya Wright

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0997217839

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 70

View: 4134

It's been said you never really know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. I've been through a lot this past year, from the social media petty parties to admitting my mom into a psyche ward. In My Own Words I offer my truths without filters, ad-libs or edits. I share my struggle with what seemed an unforgiving storm of tests of my faith. I had an up close and personal pass to the private suffering from the public humiliation of the man I loved. With the full dissolution of my marriage ranging from a bi-coastal separation, to an amicable divorce. It seemed all too unreal to hear the words “something terrible has happened to your brothers”. Losing them both at once, at a time when we were just starting to become closer seemed so unfair; it all seemed so unfair! Then I would put my grief on hold to plan their funeral. How was I to remain strong and keep pushing? I had to, there was no other option; my daughter was watching. She's my motivation, she's what's keeps me going. So with God, prayer, and faith; I just kept moving.

Around the Way Girl

A Memoir

Author: Taraji P. Henson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501126016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 913

From Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner, and star of the award-winning film Hidden Figures, comes an inspiring and funny memoir—“a bona fide hit” (Essence)—about family, friends, the hustle required to make it in Hollywood, and the joy of living your own truth. With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Katherine, the NASA mathematician, Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, Taraji P. Henson writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life’s challenges, and of her mother who survived violence both at home and on DC’s volatile streets. Here, too, she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift. Around the Way Girl is also a classic actor’s memoir in which Taraji reflects on the world-class instruction she received at Howard University and how she chipped away, with one small role after another, at Hollywood's resistance to give women, particularly women of color, meaty significant roles. With laugh-out-loud humor and candor, she shares the challenges and disappointments of the actor’s journey and shows us that behind the red carpet moments, she is ever authentic. She is at heart just a girl in pursuit of her dreams in this “inspiring account of overcoming adversity and a quest for self-discovery, written with vitality and enthusiasm” (Shelf Awareness).

Starving In Search of Me

A Coming-of-Age Story of Overcoming An Eating Disorder and Finding Self-Acceptance

Author: Marissa LaRocca

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633537129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 6243

The true confessions of an eating disorders survivor This confessional self-help guide explores the complex emotional truth of what it’s like when food, weight, and body image take priority over every other human impulse or action. Activist author Marissa LaRocca's revelatory tale includes her struggle with her secrets, including sexuality, and how she emerged as an outspoken advocate for gay rights and women’s health issues. Anorexia and bulimia health crisis: Many young women and girls struggle with the body image issues that engender eating disorders with elaborate rituals around food, binging, purging, and hiding it all while trying to maintain a face of normalcy to the world. Anorexia and bulimia have become major national health crises with skyrocketing statistics indicating that between 3 and 5% of the population suffer anorexia nervosa alone. Sadly, many never attain the sense of being “normal” and deal with a lifetime of body image and self-esteem issues. Coming of age story of a woman battling for self-esteem: This intimate account of courage and the search for truth and meaning will have you rooting for Marissa LaRocca as she unravels the emotional layers of her own battle with food, body image, and sexuality. Readers of this riveting memoir, Starving in Search of Me, will relate to the coming-of-age story of a young woman confronting some of life’s major issues while living, for a time, in two closets: one to hide her eating disorder and one to hide her sexuality and very identity. What You'll Learn Inside This Book: • Identify the root causes, symptoms, and triggers associated with an eating disorder • Acknowledge the "life issues" that are being masked by "food issues" or another addiction • Disempower compulsive behaviors like binging, purging, and obsessing about calories and exercise • Heal your relationship with food through healing your relationship with yourself • Escape the victim role, become empowered, and take responsibility for your own happiness • Connect with your life’s purpose and authentic self, transforming your weaknesses into strengths • Free your mind through tuning in to the body and witnessing emotions • Improve your body image and self-esteem by aligning your lifestyle with your true values, desires, and what is realistic • Establish guilt-free lifestyle boundaries to reduce anxiety and maximize vitality • Effectively communicate your needs with confidence • Enhance peace of mind by developing a reliable support system • Eliminate the need to be perfect by practicing forgiveness and compassion toward yourself

Human Communication

Motivation, Knowledge, and Skills

Author: Sherwyn P. Morreale,Brian H. Spitzberg,J. Kevin Barge

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534570240

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 490

View: 1956

HUMAN COMMUNICATION: MOTIVATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS, Second Edition, features the collaborative work of recognized experts in the fields of communication and offers a unified approach to the basic processes of human communication backed by skill assessment. Beginning with the premise that all forms of communication have the potential to be viewed as competent depending on the context or situation, the text helps readers develop a framework for choosing among communication messages that will allow them to act competently. The theoretically based and skills-oriented framework emphasizes the basic themes of motivation, knowledge and skills across interpersonal communication, electronically mediated communication, small group communication, public speaking, and-new to the Second Edition-mass communication to help students become competent communicators in their own lives.

The Mother of Black Hollywood

A Memoir

Author: Jenifer Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062410423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8920

National Book Club Conference ‘Book of the Year’ Award Winner From her more than three hundred appearances for film and television, stage and cabaret, performing comedy or drama, as an unforgettable lead or a scene stealing supporting character, Jenifer Lewis has established herself as one of the most respected, admired, talented, and versatile entertainers working today. This “Mega Diva” and costar of the hit sitcom black-ish bares her soul in this touching and poignant—and at times side-splittingly hilarious—memoir of a Midwestern girl with a dream, whose journey took her from poverty to the big screen, and along the way earned her many accolades. With candor and warmth, Jenifer Lewis reveals the heart of a woman who lives life to the fullest. This multitalented “force of nature” landed her first Broadway role within eleven days of her graduation from college and later earned the title “Reigning Queen of High-Camp Cabaret.” In the audaciously honest voice that her fans adore, Jenifer describes her transition to Hollywood, with guest roles on hits like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Friends. Her movie Jackie’s Back! became a cult favorite, and as the “Mama” to characters portrayed by Whitney Houston, Tupac Shakur, Taraji P. Henson, and many more, Jenifer cemented her status as the “Mother of Black Hollywood.” When an undiagnosed menatl illness stymies Jenifer’s career, culminating in a breakdown while filming The Temptations, her quest for wholeness becomes a harrowing and inspiring tale, including revelations of bipolar disorder and sex addiction. Written with no-holds-barred honesty and illustrated with more than forty color photographs, this gripping memoir is filled with insights gained through a unique life that offers a universal message: “Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes.”

Equations and Inequalities

Elementary Problems and Theorems in Algebra and Number Theory

Author: Jiri Herman,Radan Kucera,Jaromir Simsa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461212707

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

View: 7073

A look at solving problems in three areas of classical elementary mathematics: equations and systems of equations of various kinds, algebraic inequalities, and elementary number theory, in particular divisibility and diophantine equations. In each topic, brief theoretical discussions are followed by carefully worked out examples of increasing difficulty, and by exercises which range from routine to rather more challenging problems. While it emphasizes some methods that are not usually covered in beginning university courses, the book nevertheless teaches techniques and skills which are useful beyond the specific topics covered here. With approximately 330 examples and 760 exercises.

Prescription Drug Abuse

Author: Mark James Estren

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 1579511791

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 9769

Severe, chronic pain affects at least 116 million Americans every year. But there are fewer than 4,000 pain specialists in the United States, and many insurers won’t cover physical therapy. But powerful pain medicines? They will certainly cover those. Prescriptions for powerful pain killers doubled between 1994 and 2008 — and abuse skyrocketed as well. The grim headlines are all too familiar. Celebrities such as Whitney Houston die of overdoses. Teens mix legitimate medicines — and pay with their lives. Heavy-handed government attempts to crack down on pain and anxiety medications have terrorized doctors and pharmacists and left thousands of desperate people in severe pain. Prescription Drug Abuse shows how big the problem is: how it became a problem, what is being done about it, and what readers can do. The book shows the risks, the benefits, and the safe way to use some of modern healthcare’s most miraculous medicines.

True You

Author: Janet Jackson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857206141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2203

I'm just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I'm highly emotional. I'm very vulnerable. And, as anyone who knows me will testify, I'm extremely sensitive. I have lifelong patterns of behaviour that have caused me difficulty - patterns tough to break. Like everyone, I have talents, but with those talents have come challenges. This book is about meeting the challenges that face all of us. For more than three decades, I've struggled with yo-yo dieting. Some of my battles with weight have been very public. But most of it has been internal. Even at my thinnest, when my body was being praised, I wasn't happy with what I saw or how I felt about myself. Infused with stories from fans and friends, Janet offers a candid look into the causes and circumstances behind some of her well-documented weight issues. Far more than a celebrity fitness manifesto, this book is a searingly honest account of the most tumultuous times of her life - from being taunted as a young girl to her internal battles with her beauty and femininity and her desire to fit in. It has taken Janet most of her adult life to come to terms with who she is. True You illuminates the path Janet took in learning how to love herself and finally break free of the attitudes that brought her down.

Love Earth Now

The Power of Doing One Thing Every Day

Author: Cheryl Leutjen

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633536262

Category: House & Home

Page: 268

View: 1669

Eco-mindfulness How to combine environmentalism and spirituality to attain a state of eco-mindfulness and sustainable living What can you do for the environment? Do you find yourself wondering what on Earth you can do about the very serious environmental challenges we face on our planet today? Do you worry there’s nothing any one person can do that will make a difference? Most people say that they would like to do something to make the world a better place, but they just don’t believe they have the time, energy, money or power to do anything that will make a real difference. Are you willing to devote 20 minutes a week to find out? Environmental activist Cheryl Leutjen has the planet’s back and is betting you do too. Her powerful book of inspired ideas and eco-mindfulness calls upon us all to Love Earth Now. Conservation and sustainable living: Love Earth Now invites us to explore our own thoughts, feelings and to check in with internal guidance about the waste and negative environment impacts we see on a daily basis. While most of us can’t stop the Arctic icepack from melting, we can decide to make better choices like less packaging with our purchases, walking more and driving less, planting organic veggies in the front yard instead of a water-wasting lawn, and even going as green as possible at work and at home. Does your office lack a recycling and composting program? Do the research and start one yourself! Each chapter concludes with a “Diving In” section, a simple and immediate exercise, much like a guided meditation, to prompt us toward out own sustainable solutions. Practice Eco-mindfulness: Eco-mindfulness moments provide the opportunity to reflect and discover that one thing we can do to make a difference today and for all our tomorrows. Author Cheryl Leutjen’s book of planetary self-help and eco-mindfulness is a deeply thoughtful and lucid look at the state of our “big blue marble,” our beautiful earth. It's also a sourcebook of direct actions ─ large and small ─ we can all take to ensure our children and their children’s children have a healthy future on this planet. Drawing from her experiences as an engineering geologist, environmental law attorney, small shop owner, and mindfulness practitioner, Cheryl also reminds us about the importance of simplicity. She points out how all our possessions and the constant shopping are no better for us than they are for the planet itself. They contribute to landfills and create a tech-tethered society that is increasingly isolated. Both helpful and hopeful, Love Earth Now is brimming with creative suggestions we can all try that will get us closer to a sustainable lifestyle, one day at a time. What You’ll Learn Inside: • Discover your own path to living more earth-conscientiously • How to practice mindfulness exercises to help you discover your own eco-mindfulness • Discover what you have the time, talents and resources to do to care for Earth • Practice ways to process the news of extinctions, changing climate and environmental devastations in the world • Discover how to demonstrate your commitment to a more verdant, healthy, peaceful planet without making yourself crazy