Peace is permanent happiness.
Dr. Ojikutu’s guide advises us that we have two lines: our spiritual line and our physical line, and we have to simultaneously nourish them in order to achieve our goals of peace and permanent happiness. She goes on to describe ways to balance our lines and to help balance our children’s lives as well. For example, stop holding onto negative things and love others by being patient and using self-control.
What is stuff made of?
Mr. Graybill gives a humorous, easy-to-follow, history lesson in the study of matter. He includes an extensive vocabulary of science terms from various theories, elements, and compounds to the explanation of wave-particle duality, quantum mechanics, and the Bohr model.
There are also profiles of various philosophers and scientists including Hermes Trismegistus, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Dmitri Mendeleev and their noted scientific discoveries.
One will find answers to who discovered the element gallium (Ga), who created the periodic table, who had a crater on the Moon named after him, and what scientist lived with two wives?
If you want to be the life of the party, this is your book. You can fill your brain with as much “useless knowledge” (my affectionate moniker) as you can fit and impress people with how fast a sand dune can move, explain what watermelon snow is, and give in morbid detail why a barbershop pole is red and white.
A fun book with questions about weather and climate to film and theater. It also contains short quizzes at the end of each chapter (with answers in the back) to see how much you are retaining. My partner and I are always trying to one up each other on interesting facts and I can thankfully say this book has increased my odds of drawing and maintaining a crowd longer. 🙂
Thank you to Sarah Herman, Portable Press and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book!
According to national statistics, at least one in five college women experience some type of sexual assault.
Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach are ESPN reporters who have done a comprehensive investigation into injustices and cover ups of a prominent Christian college, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas.
The book contains many stories of Baylor female students who reported sexual assaults by athletes to their university over a period of several years which went unanswered until the administration had to confront the realities happening on its campus. Not only did the university ignore the victims’ cries, but the city police department was inconsistent in their investigations and withheld police reports involving students and student athletes. One case included five victim reports involving the same male football player, a serial rapist. Once this sexual assault case came out, other cases (old and new) started surfacing.
Bestselling author of “The Wolf of Wall Street”, Jordan Belfort, shares step-by-step instructions on using his very successful Straight Line System for any business, industry and even your personal life. He notes that you do not have to be in sales to use this system. You can use it from selling your great qualities in a job interview to selling anyone on a great idea.
He teaches one how to use the Three Tens to influence a customer. He discusses the five core elements of the Straight Line System and notes the three things that “absolutely must come across in the first four seconds of an encounter with a customer”. There are many other great factors to consider of which he includes examples and links to his website.
Planning a wedding these days is not easy and writing your wedding vows can be a daunting task. Ms. Coggeshall makes that task much easier by providing romantic vows, Christian vows and bonuses such as a list of inspirational words and questions and tips on writing your own vows.
I believe there is a vow for everyone in this book whether one chooses something the author has already written, or one uses the words she offers as a basis for one’s own personal vows. The photos provided are beautiful and give that extra touch needed for this book. A very beautiful book that would be a wonderful gift for a bridal shower.
For more information about the author and her books go to her Amazon page.
Thank you to Ms. Coggeshall for giving me the opportunity to review her book.
Silver is the new black, blonde and brown… From the author of Curly Girl, Silver Hair,comes a guide to letting your hair go silver. Massey, a hairstylist for three decades, includes testimonials and pictures from herself and from women of various ages who decided to bite the bullet and let their hair go natural. Her message to those who want do it is to “embrace your natural hair and do it for you and no one else”. One myth is that silver hair will age you or look unprofessional. She says that as long as you take care of your hair and yourself you will look great. In fact, she has many women who go silver who never go back to dying their hair again. She also suggests some hair products and home remedies to make that transition easier from dyed to silver and to keep your hair in good condition.