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The Giver of Stars

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So, when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them - and to the men they love - becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they're committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic - a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.

published on 17-11-2019 - 9 views
The Courage to be Disliked: How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness

Released for the first time in the English language, the Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons needed to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. Already an enormous bestseller in Asia, with more than 3 million copies sold, The Courage to be Disliked demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, it follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own lives, free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. It's a way of thinking that's deeply

published on 17-11-2019 - 9 views
Learn Python in One Day and Learn It Well: Python for Beginners with Hands-on Project. The only book

Master Python Programming with a unique Hands-On Project Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the Python language fast? This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning Python from lengthy books, expensive online courses or complicated Python tutorials.

published on 17-11-2019 - 9 views
Element Diffusion in the Solar Interior

We study the diffusion of helium and other heavy elements in the solar in- terior by solving exactly the set of flow equations developed by Burgers for a multi-component fluid, including the residual heat-flow terms.

published on 17-11-2019 - 11 views
NEUTRINO EMISSIVITY OF DEGENERATE QUARK MATTER

An exact numerical calculation of neutrino emissivity of two and three flavour quark matter have been carried out. We find that the neutrino emissivity obtained from the Iwamoto formula is in qualitative agreement with our calculation for two flavour quark matter. For three flavour case, on the other hand we find that the Iwamoto formula over- estimates the numerical values by ∼2 orders of magnitude or more for d decay and agrees with the s decay results within a factor of 3-4. The dependence of the emissivity on temper- ature, strong coupling constant and baryon density is also quite different from the Iwamoto formula.

published on 17-11-2019 - 7 views
SUPERSYMMETRIC DARK MATTER – A REVIEW

address the question of whether supersymmetry provides a viable candidate for the dark matter in the Universe. I review the properties of the lightest neutralino as a candidate for solving the dark matter problem. I discuss the neutralino’s phenomenological and cosmological properties, and constraints from present and future experiments. In the minimal supersymmetric model, the neutralino mass has been experimentally excluded below some 20 GeV, and is not expected to be significantly larger than about 150 GeV. I identify a gaugino-like neutralino as the most natural dark matter candidate for a plausible range of parameters. The requirement that the lightest neutralino be the dominant matter component in the flat Universe provides non-trivial restrictions on other parameters of the model, in particular on the masses of the sfermions. Next, I study the consequences of adopting further grand unification assumptions. In both scenarios I find sfermion masses most likely beyond the reach of LEP 200 and the Tevatron but well within the discovery potential of the SSC and the LHC. I also comment on the effects of relaxing grand unification assumptions.

published on 17-11-2019 - 8 views
Topological Defects in Gravitational Theories with Non Linear Lagrangians

After the paradigm of the Hilbert’s Lagrangian formulation of Einstein’s theory of gravity it was clear how one could consistently formulate other, higher derivative gravitational theories (that is theories in which the field equations have higher than second metric derivatives).

published on 16-11-2019 - 5 views
The Grace Year

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A speculative thriller in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Power. Optioned by Universal and Elizabeth Banks to be a major motion picture! “A visceral, darkly haunting fever dream of a novel and an absolute page-turner. Liggett’s deeply suspenseful book brilliantly explores the high cost of a misogynistic world that denies women power and does it with a heart-in-your-throat, action-driven story that’s equal parts horror-laden fairy tale, survival story, romance, and resistance manifesto. I couldn’t stop reading.” – Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author Survive the year. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive. Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life―a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other. With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between.

published on 16-11-2019 - 11 views
Good in Bed Guide to Orally Pleasuring a Woman

What you have before your eyes is a master class in the art of cunnilingus and how to pleasure a woman. As with any art form, the underlying principles need to be understood before the real enjoyment can begin. Unfortunately, many men do not learn the true principles of cunnilingus or how to pleasure a woman at the outset and so, even with the best of intentions, their form is without substance. If we were to compare cunnilingus to another art--the martial arts--it would be tai chi rather than kung fu. The literal translation of tai chi is supreme ultimate, whereas kung fu translates as skilled achievement. Over the years, and especially in Western culture, kung fu has come to mean a style of rapid punches, sharp kicks, and chopping blows. If you watch a lot of porn (and a lot of people do these days), you would think that pleasuring a woman relies on a "kung fu" approach to cunnilingus.. Tai chi, on the other hand, is slow, focused, and graceful, with an emphasis on the balance of yin/yang--male/female energy--to create a harmony of movement and strength. The unique approach to pleasuring a woman detailed in this guide involves many of the same principles as tai chi: stillness within movement, balance and pressure, resistance, and key postures. We call this approach the Mount Method. Oral sex, done properly, will give both your partner and you exquisite pleasure. But it also requires a sense of control that will enable the giver to stimulate a woman as she is moving and responding, often vigorously, to the pleasure. With this guide, you will learn techniques such as the V-Press, Maxilla Press and others for controlling movements, providing uninterrupted stimulation with the Mount Method, and providing non-stop pleasure for the ultimate orgasm. The techniques and level of detail in this guide sets it apart, and it is perfect for readers who want a no non-sense approach that won't leave you guessing and will show you how to satisfy your woman like never before.

published on 16-11-2019 - 13 views
The Art and Business Of Affiliate

Affiliate marketing is a type of marketing where an individual promotes another person’s product or service and makes a commission from each sale. The affiliate marketer has no responsibilities for the product quality, delivery or maintenance of product other than the moral responsibility to their customers of promoting products of high value to them. Why participate in Affiliate Marketing? Affiliate marketing allows you the opportunity to work part-time or full time while building a generous residual income.

published on 16-11-2019 - 11 views
Google Adsense For Blogs

AdSense is Google’s program which allows you to sell space on your website to host other people’s advertisements. Hosting AdSense ads on your website or blog is completely 100% free to you as the host and a great way to earn some money. How do you earn money with Google’s AdSense? Simple, every time someone clicks on an AdSense ad on your blog Google pays you. Someone clicking on your ad is called “click through.” Your visitor is clicking through your webpage to another webpage via the AdSense link on your website. Google pays you for these click-through visitors because their advertising has successfully reached a visitor on your blog. You get paid because you agreed to host the ads and you provided good content which got a targeted ad and a resulting click on that ad.

published on 16-11-2019 - 17 views
Elizabeth Kelly

Survival is paramount. For humans and paranormals. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery’s life has taken a turn for the worse. Marked as a witch and sold into slavery, Avery fights to keep her sister safe. When a Lycan named Tristan buys Avery’s sister to be his nanny, he is persuaded to purchase Avery as well. Avery and Tristan’s attraction to each other is undeniable. But she fears the worst if he learns who and what she truly is. If her own kind reject her for her powers, how could Tristan accept her? Excerpt: Tristan glanced around the campsite. Marshall had returned with the women nearly half an hour ago and Avery, easily noticeable with her bright red hair, was missing.

published on 16-11-2019 - 706 views
The Love Diet: Expert Techniques for Sensual Pleasure and Mind-Blowing Sex

From the best-selling author of Sex and the Perfect Lover comes a unique book that promises to radically improve your sex life with solid, adventuresome advice Unlike any other diet, The Love Diet is not about dropping dress sizes or shedding pounds. It's about feeding the heart and soul and fully experiencing life's greatest satisfactions, ultimately helping one attain an existence filled with seduction, sensuality, and sexual joy. The Love Diet is composed of stimulating and easy-to-follow "love recipes" that will help you build a real and meaningful sensual connection with your partner, and that will guide you in the exploration and discovery of your deepest sexual needs and desires. With imaginative and playful visualization techniques, soul-nourishing daily meditations, and an in-depth exploration of the Kamasutra, author Mabel Iam helps lovers connect on a deeper level through creativity, love, and exquisite sexual pleasure.

published on 16-11-2019 - 14 views
Wicca Herbal Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Wiccan Herbal Magic, with Simple Herb Spells

Everything You Need to Know to Start Working With Magical Herbs Today The world of plant life holds limitless possibilities for any Witch willing to learn its secrets. While the trees, shrubs, flowers and “weeds” we see all around us may seem ordinary to the novice, they are actually very potent tools of magic. The inherent magical power of herbs comes directly from the source of all creation, and it has the potential to transform our lives. For Wiccans, herbal magic keeps us literally in touch with the energies of the Earth, along with the Sun, the rain, the wind, and every living thing that sustains the cycle of life and death in all of its forms. When used wisely, herbs can help us create what we desire, in matters of love, health, wealth, and more. Of course, working with herbs is a tradition much older than any known form of Wicca or other Witchcraft. Since the beginning of human history, healers, shamans, and other medicine people have understood the nutritional, medicinal, and magical properties of herbs. Now, Lisa Chamberlain brings this knowledge to modern Wiccans, Witches, and others who are interested in practicing this diverse form of natural magic. Whether you’re well-practiced in other forms of magic but are just discovering herbs, or new to magic altogether, Herbal Magic provides an excellent place to begin your magical journey. Many books on magical herbs contain extensive lists of ingredients that may be expensive, difficult to find, or both. Unless you already have a well-stocked herb pantry, trying to decide where to start can be overwhelming. In addition, some books provide spells that call for just a pinch of a rare herb you have to order online, which can be rather inefficient—especially if the herb only appears in one spell! The spells in Herbal Magic are all centered around the same 13 herbs, most of which are inexpensive and easy to find. Most are also culinary and/or medicinal herbs, so you’ll have plenty of options for using anything leftover from your spellwork. This approach to the subject makes it easier and far more efficient for you to get your herbal practice underway! Foundations of Herbal Magic Of course, not all herbs have the same magical properties. Some herbs, like lavender and cinnamon, are primarily used for matters of the heart. Others, including basil and sage, are called upon for protection spells. Then there’s the variety of uses for herbs—teas, sachets, baths, oils and charms, to name a few—that makes this form of magic more versatile than any other. In Herbal Magic, you’ll find plenty of useful information and inspiring ideas, including: A brief history of our relationship with the magic of the plant kingdom, dating back to the earliest civilizations Core concepts underlying the “why” and “how” of herbal magic Profiles of 13 of the most popular and readily available herbs used by Witches today, including their magical properties and associations Essential practical tips for working with herbs, including buying, growing, foraging, storing and charging for magical use An herbal grimoire featuring several spells and recipes for magical teas, oils, bath blends and other magical creations Tables of correspondence with magical properties of commonly used herbs, essential oils and incense By the end of this guide, you’ll have a solid foundation from which to build your own practice of working with magical herbs. The more you learn, the more you’ll realize that the possibilities presented by this form of magic are truly endless!

published on 16-11-2019 - 13 views
100 Ways to Motivate Others

Get smelly. Garlic, onions, spring onions and leeks all contain stuff that’s good for you. A study at the Child’s Health Institute in Cape Town found that eating raw garlic helped fight serious childhood infections.

published on 16-11-2019 - 21 views
Inspiration to Live Your Magic: 75 Inspiring Biographies

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. ” ― Rumi

published on 16-11-2019 - 18 views
Wicca Book of Herbal Spells: A Beginner’s Book of Shadows for Wiccans, Witches, and Other Practition

Do you want to start practicing magic? Not sure where to begin? Want a collection of spells that can transform and enhance your life? This inspiring collection of spells, rituals, and other workings is devoted to the magical energies of the plant kingdom, and can be used on its own or as a companion to best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain’s beginner’s guide Wicca Herbal Magic. Each spell is relatively simple and suitable for beginners to magic, yet can inspire more seasoned practitioners as well. A Simple, Straightforward Approach to Herbal Magic Complex spells with multiple ingredients can be very enjoyable and certainly serve a purpose. However, focusing on one or two ingredients provides an opportunity to get better acquainted with herbs you haven’t worked with before. In that spirit, single herbs are often the focus of these spells, with minimal additional ingredients, in order to help you deepen your own magical relationships with these powerful herbs. Most of these herbs can actually be found in the spice section of any grocery store, while the rest can easily be found in natural food stores and cooperatives, as well as at metaphysical stores and online. Work Your Magic for Material, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being Here are just a few life-enhancing changes you can create in your life using the 52 spells, rituals, magical crafts and recipes in this herb-centered Book of Shadows: Create and maintain a positive, magical atmosphere in your home and sacred space Heal from grief, homesickness, old relationships and unwanted habits Reduce stress and anxiety, resolve sleep issues, and have amazing dreams Attract money, love, and good luck into your experience Improve divination and psychic awareness Manifest courage and self-confidence for any situation In short, you will many useful gems in Book of Herbal Spells, and will hopefully be inspired to develop your own magical workings, using the gifts granted to us all through the abundant generosity of our beloved Earth.

published on 16-11-2019 - 11 views
The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

"Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving.... Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were." The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees sim­ply as the Chairman. Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of "go-givers": a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial adviser, a real estate broker, and the "Connector" who brought them all together. Pindar's friends teach Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and help him open himself up to the power of giving. Joe learns that changing his focus from getting to giving - putting others' interests first and continually adding value to their lives - ultimately leads to unexpected returns. Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver is a classic best seller that brings to life the old proverb "give and you shall receive." Nearly a decade since its original publication, the term "go-giver" has become shorthand for a defining set of values embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Today, this timeless story continues to help its readers and listeners find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives, and in their communities. This expanded edition includes the text of the original business parable

published on 16-11-2019 - 19 views
Give and Take: WHY HELPING OTHERS DRIVES OUR SUCCESS

Send me weekly trending books. Do self-checks. Do regular self-examinations of your breasts. Most partners are more than happy to help, not just because breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. The best time to examine your breasts is in the week after your period.

published on 15-11-2019 - 23 views
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically I

What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything-reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They can’t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don’t work for theirs; and they don’t know what to do instead.

published on 15-11-2019 - 17 views
THE ANGULAR DEPENDENCE OF THE THREE-POINT CORRELATION FUNCTION OF THE COSMINC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND R

Inflationary models predict a definite, model independent, angular dependence for the three-point correlation function of ∆T /T at large angles (>∼ 1 ◦ ) which we calculate. The overall amplitude is model dependent and generically unobservably small, but may be large in some specific models. We compare our results with other models of nongaussian fluctuations.

published on 15-11-2019 - 37 views
Salah in the Quran

Salah is preceded by ritual ablution. Salah consists of the repetition of a unit called a rakʿah (pl. rakaʿāt) consisting of prescribed actions and words. The number of obligatory (fard) rakaʿāt varies from two to four according to the time of day or other circumstances (such as Friday congregational worship, which has two rakats).

published on 15-11-2019 - 16 views
DRUGS

A drug is any substance (other than food that provides nutritional support) that, when inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed via a patch on the skin, or dissolved under the tongue causes a temporary physiological (and often psychological) change in the body.

published on 15-11-2019 - 15 views
Javascript next

JavaScript has finally grown up. Armed with a slew of new features, JavaScript now makes writing the code that powers your applications elegant, concise, and easy to understand. This book is a pragmatic guide to the new features introduced in JavaScript, starting with Edition 6 of ECMAScript, and ending with Edition 9. Using a “compare and contrast” approach, each chapter offers a deep dive into new features, highlighting how best to use them moving forward. As you progress through the book, you’ll be offered multiple opportunities to see the new features in action, and in concert with one another. Backed by an example-driven writing style, you’ll learn by doing, and get ready to embrace the new world of JavaScript. What You’ll Learn Provide a deep exposition of the new features introduced in ES6 through ES9 Review how JavaScript’s new features by-pass any limitations of an existing approach Examine the refactoring necessary to go from old to new Demonstrate how JavaScript’s new features work in unison with each other Who This Book Is For New and experienced developers who wish to keep abreast of the changes to JavaScript and deepen their understanding of the language.

published on 15-11-2019 - 16 views
1984 - Classic Novels and Literature

1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) est le plus célèbre roman de George Orwell, publié en 1949. Il décrit une Grande-Bretagne trente ans après une guerre nucléaire entre l'Est et l'Ouest censée avoir eu lieu dans les années 1950 et où s'est instauré un régime de type totalitaire fortement inspiré à la fois du stalinisme et de certains éléments du nazisme1,2. La liberté d'expression n’existe plus. Toutes les pensées sont minutieusement surveillées, et d’immenses affiches sont placardées dans les rues, indiquant à tous que « Big Brother vous regarde » (Big Brother is watching you). 1984 est communément considéré comme une référence du roman d'anticipation, de la dystopie, voire de la science-fiction en général. La principale figure du roman, Big Brother, est devenue une figure métaphorique du régime policier et totalitaire, de la société de la surveillance, ainsi que de la réduction des libertés. En 2005, le magazine Time a d'ailleurs classé 1984 dans sa liste des 100 meilleurs romans et nouvelles de langue anglaise de 1923 à nos jours, liste où se trouve La Ferme des animaux, autre fameux roman d'Orwell3.

published on 15-11-2019 - 15 views
Encyclopedia of Astrology

Back in print! In a fine new paperback edition, this is the best of the many astro-reference books, one you will use constantly. Among thousands of entries are the complete terminologies for natal, mundane, electional & horary astrologies, as well as definitive articles on Arabian Parts, Aspects, Calendars, Cycles, Degrees, Dignities, Directions, Eclipses, Houses, Planets, Ptolemaic Astrology, Retrogrades, Ruling signs of major cities, Signs of the Zodiac, the Solar System, and much more. The section on eclipses runs 36 pages & includes solar & lunar eclipses from 1800-2000 listed by date & by zodiacal degree. It includes the 19 Saros cycles from 600 AD to 2100 AD. Under Degrees, deVore gives degree meanings similar to those of Carter. In the extensive entry on Houses, he gives the meanings for each house, in natal, mundane & (depending on the house) various other situations: In a court of law, in an organization, in an ingress, in a national figure, etc. The entry for the Invariable Plane (one of several contributions by Charles Harvey) is a fascinating discussion of (among other things) Mahayuga, Root Races & solar eclipses in ancient Palestine. There is a fine, 9 page analysis of Ptolemaic astrology, along with how the Galactic Center relates to the Solar System, as well as definitive entries on every other facet of astrology. Complete, concise, informative, highly intelligent: Long a classic, still essential for all astrologers. Nicholas de Vore, 1882-1960, was President of the New York based Astrological Research Society.

published on 15-11-2019 - 18 views
A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. It is his second, following his bestselling 2003 debut, The Kite Runner. Mariam is an illegitimate child, and suffers from both the stigma surrounding her birth along with the abuse she faces throughout her marriage. Laila, born a generation later, is comparatively privileged during her youth until their lives intersect and she is also forced to accept a marriage proposal from Rasheed, Mariam's husband. Hosseini has remarked that he regards the novel as a "mother-daughter story" in contrast to The Kite Runner, which he considers a "father-son story".[1] It continues some of the themes used in his previous work, such as the familial aspects, but focuses primarily on female characters and their roles in Afghan society. Earning widespread critical acclaim upon publication, A Thousand Splendid Suns was released on May 22, 2007,[2] and received favorable prepublication reviews from Kirkus Reviews,[3] Publishers Weekly,[4] Library Journal,[5] and Booklist,[6] becoming a number one New York Times bestseller for fifteen weeks following its release.[7] During its first week on the market, it sold over one million copies.[8] Columbia Pictures purchased film rights in 2007 and confirmed intentions to create a movie adaption of the book. The first theatrical adaptation of the book premiered on February 1, 2017, at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California.[9]

published on 15-11-2019 - 19 views
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is now available for the first time ever in trade paperback. In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.

published on 14-11-2019 - 19 views