The most famous confidence-boosting book ever published; with sales of over 16 million copies worldwide Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. In How to Win Friends and Influence People, he offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding. His advice has stood the test of time and will teach you how to:
- make friends quickly and easily
- increase your popularity
- persuade people to follow your way of thinking
- enable you to win new clients and customers
- become a better speaker
- boost enthusiasm among your colleagues This classic book will turn your relationships around and improve your interactions with everyone in your life. Dale Carnegie, known as 'the arch-priest of the art of making friends', pioneered the development of personal business skills, self-confidence and motivational techniques. His books - most notably How to Win Friends and Influence People - have sold tens of millions worldwide and, even in today's changing climate, they remain as popular as ever.
Born in Britain in 1960, James Orbinski's family moved to Canada when he was seven years old. As a young man, he became a medic to learn how to help, and deal with, the suffering of others. From then on he was plunged into many highly demanding situations, including being Head of Mission for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) during the Rwandan genocide; engaging with the politics of humanitarian work as the President of MSF; being in New York when the twin towers of the World Trade Center fell on September 11; co-founding Dignitas International (an AIDS charity); and finally, returning to Rwanda on the 10th anniversary of the crisis there.In An Imperfect Offering, Orbinski not only tells his own inspiring story but is also remarkably provocative about what governments and agencies should and shouldn't be doing to help the world's poor and very sick. At the same time, he addresses what part each of us can play, so that we never lose sight of the dignity of those being helped, or deny them the right to act in their own lives. His conclusion is blunt and profound: 'Humanity is lost or saved one person at a time, one intention at a time, and one action at a time. There are no utopias waiting to be born. There is only what we do - what you choose to do...'
Dictionary: A book with a Beginning, a Middle and an End - but not in that order.This Septic Isle is a dictionary that re-defines 21st Century Britain in the wickedest and wittiest way imaginable. In an age where Spin is King, this super-cynical, irreverant reference book finally tells it like it is, not like it isn't and never will be.With 2,000 entries, ranging from razor-sharp satire to the downright silly, This Septic Isle is the perfect antidote to our irascible era. Politics, pop culture, sport, the Internet, TV, food, the environment, journalism, sex, PR, consumerism, war, religion, Royalty, terrorism, traffic - no subject is safe. No sacred cow is spared a jaunt to the slaughterhouse.Conservation - Process by which dwindling areas of natural beauty are preserved for future generations to buildDead - Not answering one's mobile phone or responding to emailsEmpathy - The shared understanding between two people on the same pay gradeEpidemic - The rapid and uncontrollable spread of anything contagious through newspapers Part-time employee - Full-time employee with a smoking habit, a FaceBook page and an ebay accountRefrigerator - Device for keeping salad and vegetables chilled before throwing them away unusedThreatening letters - MRSA, ASBO, OHMS, GBH, HIV, etc.Wendy House - Play home now banned from schools for giving children unrealistic expectations of future home ownershipXenophobia - The Englishman's hatred of foreigners - from the Latin words 'xenos' and 'phobos'Mike Barfield's updated definitions put the spin in the bin and prove there's one area in which beleaguered Britons can still proudly claim to lead the world: laughing at their problems.
Whether he was performing the circus as a reluctant child juggler, living in a punk rock commune or staying with a coke-addled cop in Mexico on a school exchange program, Oran Canfield never had a 'normal' childhood.After being abandoned as a baby by his motivational guru father (Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books) Oran spent time with a succession of friends, relatives, teachers, commune dwellers, socialist rebels and circus clowns. But Oran's life only truly entered freefall when he became addicted to heroin at the age of twenty-three. His parents are again united in their desire to make him quit, but Oran is convinced that he is beyond all help ...Freefall is Oran's remarkably honest, often hilarious and compulsively readable memoir, which shows that sometimes you have to hit rock bottom in order to start living life fully, and for yourself.
Having spent the last 25 years taking ante- and post-natal classes, Christine Hill knows what questions women will ask and what their main worries are.With short, digestible chapters, Christine Hill's Pregnancy Guide takes you through the nine months of pregnancy, giving guidance to expectant mothers as their lives change in the run up to birth. This parent-focused antenatal book offers accurate, practical and reassuring advice on:- Birth issues: when to go to the GP, gestation, where to have the baby, what sort of birth
- Work issues: when to tell them, planning maternity leave, what clothes to wear
- Physical adjustments and irritations of pregnancy: exercise, emotional issues, coping skills
- What happens during labour: appropriate pain relief, breathing techniques and the best labour positions Written in Christine's fun and engaging style, this indispensable guide will help mothers to make the best of their pregnancy, have a positive birth and find the confidence to enjoy their new family.
Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness.A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present. Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, Contented Dementia provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.
As babies grow, so their routines and patterns change. In The Contented Toddler Years Gina addresses the many changes in sleeping and feeding habits that arise during the second and third year. She offers invaluable advice and insight into these crucial stages of a child's development, from walking and talking, to teething and potty training and also shows you how to:-deal with tantrums, food refusal and sibling jealousy
-prepare for the arrival of a second baby, including how to cope physically, emotionally and financially, and how to adapt her routines when caring for a baby and toddler
-make teeth-cleaning fun and put an end to habits such as thumb-sucking, nail-biting and eating dirt
-decide what type of childcare is best for you and your toddlerGina's advice is derived from hands-on experience of dealing with children. Parents can be confident that her techniques, which have been tried and tested many times and have proved successful with many different children, can also work for them. She has listened to the concerns of thousands of parents via her consultations and website. Reassuring and down-to-earth, parents will find Gina's advice can help make the passage from contented baby to confident child a happy and stress-free experience for the whole family.
Hyperville is 2013's top hi-tech 24-hour entertainment complex - a sprawling palace of fun under one massive roof. You can go shopping, or experience the excitement of Doomcastle, WinterZone, or Wild West World. But things are about to get a lot more exciting - and dangerous... What unspeakable horror is lurking on Level Zero of Hyperville? And what will happen when the entire complex goes over to Central Computer Control? For years, the Nestene Consciousness has been waiting and planning, recovering from its wounds. But now it's ready, and its deadly plastic Autons are already in place around the complex. Now more than ever, visiting Hyperville will be an unforgettable experience...Featuring the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit Doctor Who BBC Television series.
Bestselling author and quiz master Christopher Winn is here to test your general knowledge of Britain with over 1000 quiz questions to perplex and puzzle about our glorious islands. Covering a myriad of subjects including history, cathedrals, sports, records, modern Britain, royalty, people, places, deeds, discoveries and disasters, there is something to test everyone from Britain's brainiest boffins to the quiz beginner.Featuring a range of questions from multiple choice teasers and odd ones out to picture quizzes illustrated with charming line drawings to test your knowledge of the famous faces and facades of Britain. Alongside these sit cryptic and puzzle quizzes plus special features spotlighting different regions so you can see just how well you know your local area.Perfect for all ages, this quiz book will provide hours of entertainment and education for the whole family and have you proclaiming: 'I bet you never knew that!'
A new baby brings a great deal of excitement to a household, but managing on a reduced income can be a daunting prospect. Full of top tips and creative ideas, this practical guide will help you make the right financial decisions during your pregnancy and throughout your maternity leave - whether this is 6 weeks or 6 years!How to Afford Time Off with Your Baby will:* help you to budget at each and every stage, from pregnancy to starting school* offer guidance on the essential pieces of baby kit so you don't overbuy* propose creative ways to generate a little extra cash and achieve more with less* advise you on how to release and save money during this critical time With an extensive resource section full of up-to-date websites, activity groups and key advisors, How to Afford Time off with Your Baby is an indispensable guide that will help you worry less so you can enjoy those precious moments with your new baby much more.
Bellies and Bullseyes is simply the greatest account there will ever be about the sport of darts - as told by one of its most legendary characters - Sid Waddell. It mixes Sid's own personal journey from the coalfields of the North East with the entire history of the sport. What is revealed is a hilarious yet epic Darts Babylon, covering every significant event and every character to walk the oche from Eric 'The Crafty Cockney' Bristow to Phil 'The Power' Taylor.In words as ripe as his commentaries, Sid brings an authentic whiff of fags, hard drink, hot tungsten and moist polyester to the whole cabaret. Sid has been friend and confidante to most of darts' stars over the years as well as being instrumental in the game's progress himself. Nobody is equipped to tell the story quite like he is. From the early days of hustling in bars and the 1960s money-race pub competitions that spawned the likes of John Lowe and Leighton Rees, to ITV's brilliantly daft The Indoor League and the glory days of BBC's coverage; from the bling of Bobby George and the belly of Jocky Wilson to the awesome professionalism of Phil Taylor; from smoky Northern working men's clubs to the Houses of Parliament; this is the complete, incredible story of darts.
In a remote outpost of Now Zad, in Helmand Province, Pen Farthing's tour of duty will change his life forever, but for entirely unexpected reasons ...Appalled by the horrors of a local dog fight, he intervenes to free the victims. One of these dogs finds his way into the Marine compound - and into Pen's heart. Soon other strays are being drawn to the sanctuary provided by Pen's makeshift pound, including one young mum who crawls under the compound fence carrying her newborn pups to safety. But as his time in Helmand draws to an end, Pen cannot leave the dogs of Now Zad to their own fates. He begins hatching plans to help them escape to a better life.
Following the terrorist attack in New York on September 11, Deepak Chopra addresses the feelings it caused in all of us: fear, the meaning of death and how to find your "higher self" under catastrophic circumstances. The sort of questions he asks are: is there a deep wound at the heart of humanity? Will revenge salve this wound or aggravate it? He also comments "if you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world." Although this book has grown out of a tragedy that has affected us all, its spiritual message is also of general application in situations where one might be feeling extremely vulnerable, frighteningly angry, deeply sad and trying to make sense of a terrible situation.
This exquisite book is a treasure of timeless wisdom from one of the most respected Buddhist teachers in the West. The book concentrates on personal peace of mind and on how we can help to bring justice and compassion to the world around us. Through striking quotations, concise teachings and memorable true stories organised into three sections, it explores the difficulties of opening our hearts to those who have hurt or betrayed us, and why it is essential to do so. Psychological stumbling blocks and confusions about the real meaning of forgiveness, love and peace are revealed, as well as the blessings and benefits of putting these three qualities into practice.
Scientific studies show that the mind/body connection has an extraordinary power to heal. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind goes beyond ancient mind/body wisdom and current anti-aging research to show you do not have to grow old. With the passage of time, you can retain your physical vitality, creativity, memory and self-esteem. Dr Deepak Chopra bases his theories on the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, according to which, optimum health is about achieving balance physically, emotionally and psychologically, and demonstrates that, contrary to our traditional beliefs about aging, we can use our innate capacity for balance to direct the way our bodies metabolize time and achieve our unbounded potential.
Now available in B format, Boundless Energy shows you how to:-Derive more energy from food
-Unlock your mind's potential to produce vigour
-Balance your behavioural patterns with your environment
-Identify natural energizers
-Uncover the power of personal growth In this essential and helpful book, Deepak Chopra offers practical advice on dealing with excessive and persistent tiredness, based on his knowledge of Ayurveda and Western scientific research. By recognizing your specific body type and understanding the true functioning of your system, you will be better equipped to live a life full of energy, vitality and enjoyment.
Deepak Chopra shows you how to: Achieve your ideal weight without conting calories Eliminate food cravings and compulsive eating habits individualise your weight maintenance programme Choose foods that use your metabolism to produce energy instead of fat Discover a new way to eercise without strain Know when to start eating-and when to stop In this concise and reliable programme, Deepak Chopra, the world's leading proponent of mind-body medicine, teaches you how to recognize your individual body type and use the enormous healing power of nature -present in every living cell - to make eating the source of health, vigour and beauty it is meant to be. By restoring the body's natural rhythms you will regain your perfect weight and feel every bit as great as you look.
This important book picks up where Dr Deepak Chopra left off in his pioneering work Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. Having revealed the connection between our health and our thoughts, Dr Chopra shows us how to create a whole new self - the self we want to be - in this revolutionary sequel.Dr Chopra explains how the body is a reflection of the mind, 'a symbol in flesh and blood of everything you think and feel'. From early childhood each one of us has invented our bodies and our personalities through our beliefs, conditioning and responses to everyday stress. But we have mostly done this unconsciously, which is why we may now feel unfulfilled. Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul will help us to reconnect with our ideal sense of self, guiding us one step at a time through a remarkable process of renewal and discovery. Chopra invites us all to live from the soul, to satisfy our deepest desires in a life rich with joy and meaning. 'You are inventing your body in every moment of life,' he reasons. 'Why not take control and reinvent it from the highest level?'
In the history of warfare, an elite group of men have attained almost legendary status through their courage, ambition and unrivalled military genius. But many of these same men possessed deep personal character flaws. In Heroes & Villains, acclaimed historian Frank McLynn focuses on six of the most powerful and magnetic leaders of all time: Spartacus, Attila the Hun, Richard the Lionheart, Cortés, Tokugawa Ieyasu and Napoleon. How did these mortal men rise to positions of seemingly invincible power? What were the motives, the personal strengths and often weaknesses that drove them to achieve what no one else dared? In six powerful portraits, McLynn brilliantly evokes the critical moments when each of these warriors proved themselves in battle, changing their own lives, the destiny of their people and, in some cases, the history of the world. We discover what drove Spartacus to take on the might of Rome against seemingly impossible odds, and how the young Napoleon rose to power in dramatic fashion at the Siege of Toulon. Heroes & Villains is more than a collection of individual biographies. By examining the complex psychologies of these extraordinary men, McLynn builds up a convincing profile of the ultimate warrior. Accompanying a major BBC television series, this brilliant book takes us into the minds of the greatest warriors in history.
When the TARDIS materialises in medieval Worcester, the Doctor finds the city seemingly deserted. He soon discovers its population are living in a state of terror, afraid to leave their homes after dark, for fear of meeting their doom at the hands of the legendary Devil's Huntsman.For months, people have been disappearing, and the Sheriff has imposed a strict curfew across the city, his militia maintaining control over the superstitious populace with a firm hand, closing the city to outsiders. Is it fear of attack from beyond the city walls that drives him or the threat closer to home? Or does the Sheriff have something to hide?After a terrifying encounter with a deadly Krillitane, the Doctor realises the city has good reason to be scared.Featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit Doctor Who BBC Television series.
Lisa Sherwin is a young and spirited fine-arts graduate. She has her own flat, a small but expanding antiques business and a healthy interest in sex. She is due to marry her wealthy, rugby-playing fiancé, Paul, in a matter of weeks but as the day draws closer she's having second thoughts, especially as he wants her to give up work and sees her sexual needs as unimportant.The rural English village in which they live is home to some eccentric and bohemian characters including the passionate and cultured David Maccabene, who introduces Lisa to new ways of thinking and kinky ways of loving. In a bid to escape the stuffy conservatism of Paul's overbearing family, Lisa seeks satisfaction and help from her new-found friends. She manages this with alacrity, outraging her future in-laws and finding talents she never knew she had.By the best-selling author of Country Matters.
The Women of Maldona are an ancient order devoted to physical perfection, Sapphic love and strict discipline. Unfulfilled by her mundane London existence, their leader, Jana, selects the most nubile and obedient of her slaves and sets out on a quest for adventure.In an ancient castle on a deserted Aegean island, Jana and her dedicated followers set about recreating their passionate rituals of punishment and reward. But her reign as Supreme Mistress comes under threat from a flagellant girl goddess who calls herself Aphrodite. In the scorching Mediterranean heat, it is only a matter of time before their rivalry comes to a head in the most sensual and physical of battles.
Was Diana murdered? Was the British Royal family involved? Was she pregnant and engaged to Dodi? Did the paparazzi or 'a blinding white flash' cause the crash? Was driver Henri Paul really drunk or were his blood tests switched?
Since Princess Diana died in Paris on 31 August 1997 there have been more questions than answers about the crash that killed her, despite lengthy official French and British investigations.This is the authoritative and up-to-date study into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, which includes unique access to Diana's close friends and bodyguards, French and British detectives who probed the crash, and the official French investigation's dossier into the crash.
Tony Crisp brings a new approach to dreams in this fascinating and important book. Instead of attempting to explain the lengthy process of interpreting one's dreams, he details techniques we can use for their instant understanding and use.Some of these techniques such as Key Words, he has developed through working with the dreams sent in by hundreds of readers of The Daily Mail and SHE magazine to which he contributes regular articles.Through the use of these techniques one can stimulate the massive, computer-like ability of the subconscious to solve problems of work, sex and self-confidence. Dreams can also be used to assess a new job, a marriage partner, decisions, or give a health check.Later chapters explore the relationship between dreams and little-used mental abilities, and the inner and spiritual life of human beings. Tony Crisp sees the dream as a link between drams and self and Cosmos, which he believes to be the basis for a real spiritual life for men and women.