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The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness & Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World by Cynthia Muchnick & Jenn Curtis

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The Parent Compass helps parents understand their appropriate role in navigating the tween and teen years amidst a competitive academic environment that has resulted in overparenting and, indeed, even fraud and bribery. It provides tools for parents to adopt better parenting behavior that leads to their children’s academic success and emotional well-being. It addresses how to help kids develop resilience, grit, and intention and it discusses failure, technology, and the importance of family dinner. From $8.69 SHOP NOW


Dad's Great Advice for Teens by Marc Fienberg

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Dad’s Great Advice for Teens is the perfect gift to help a teenager get happy, be successful, and make good decisions. (But it’s also an amazing gift for any parent trying to better connect with their kid.) What kind of crazy father actually advises teens to…Do dumb, risky things (as long as they’re not really dumb things)...Fail at their endeavors (rather than not trying at all out of fear)...Drink, vape, and do drugs (in a smart, disciplined way, and only if they’re determined to not wait) From $7.99 SHOP NOW


The Gift of Crisis by Susan Mecca

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Crises can rip away our sense of control and shake our beliefs to the core, leaving us feeling stranded in unfamiliar territory. The Gift of Crisis: Finding your best self in the worst of times is a practical and inspirational guide for individuals going through medical, interpersonal, or professional crises and their caregivers. Free Nook / Kindle

 


Reigning the Future by Dennis Wang

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Reigning the Future: AI, 5G, Huawei, and the Next 30 Years of US-China Rivalry is an informative overview of US-China relations in regards to the ever-evolving tech world. With the relationship between these two superpowers at the forefront of international news, author Dennis Wang looks to inform readers through expert interviews and in-depth analyses about the mounting tensions between the two superpowers. $1.99 Kindle / Nook


Dalko: The Untold Story of Baseball's Fastest Pitcher by Bill Dembski, Alex Thomas & Brian Vikander

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The fascinating and tragic story of baseball's fastest pitcher, Dalko tells of one man's unmatched talent on the mound and the forces that kept ultimate greatness just beyond his reach. From $8.99 Kindle / Nook / BookshopInfluence Publishers / Author


The Scottish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook by Emily McEwan

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The ultimate “think before you ink” guide to accurate and ethical Gaelic tattoos! The book will appeal to anyone who loves Celtic and Scottish culture. Featuring illustrations of real-life Gaelic tattoos gone wrong; tips on how to incorporate Scottish Gaelic words into a tattoo design; a brief history and description of the Gaelic language; and a glossary of nearly 400 authentic Scottish Gaelic words and phrases suitable for tattoos. $5.99 Kindle / Nook / Apple / Bradan Press


Understanding and Healing Trauma by Rebecca Marks

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Did you have a difficult childhood? If so, you might be dealing with the distressing effects that trauma can have on your mind, body and behavior. To help you develop a deeper understanding of trauma, The Wellness Society worked with a group of trauma survivors to produce the online guide Understanding and Healing Trauma. Following its popularity, we decided to convert it into this comprehensive yet concise introductory guide. Free Nook / Kobo / $0.99 Kindle


Children of Light by Michael Denton

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We associate light with the radiant beams that make the world visible to us. But the visible spectrum is only a tiny percentage of an electromagnetic spectrum that extends unimaginably far in both directions. And, as biologist Michael Denton carefully documents, that tiny band of visual light is crucial to life on Earth. Follow the journey of light as it beams down from our Sun, through the protective blanket of our atmosphere, to the Earth. Once here, it powers photosynthesis and unlocks the oxygen needed for life. It allows the high-acuity vision that led us to civilization and technology. Light is just one more part of the epic story of our fine-tuned universe, fit for us to flourish here and come to understand it. $7.99 Nook / Kindle


Learning to Love by Eknath Easwaran

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How can we build loving, lasting relationships? Not by listening to the media, Easwaran writes, but by learning to love. It’s a skill, one that we all need urgently to acquire - both for our personal happiness and for the welfare of the world. With quiet humor and practical wisdom, this much-respected spiritual author offers insights and advice for readers of all ages and backgrounds. True romance lies not in roses and candlelight, but in developing the patience, selflessness, and strength we need for rich relationships and for making a wiser, more meaningful contribution to life. This short ebook is compiled from excerpts from a number of books by Eknath Easwaran. Free Kindle / Nook


How to Meditate by Eknath Easwaran

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Would you like better concentration, more vitality and creativity, more patience and inner strength? Daily meditation can help you develop these qualities. Easwaran taught meditation for over forty years, and his instructions are practical and clear. He shows you how to choose a spiritual text, or passage, from the world’s great traditions that embodies your highest ideals. With regular practice, meditation becomes your lifeline, taking you to the source of wisdom deep within and guiding you through all the challenges of daily life. This short ebook is an extract from "Passage Meditation" by Eknath Easwaran. Free Kindle / Nook


The Welsh Tattoo Handbook BY Robert Davis and Meagan Davis

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The newest book in the Celtic Tattoo Handbook Series offers 100 pages of inspiration for Welsh tattoos, crafts, and inscriptions. With over 400 tattoo ideas, including Welsh words, phrases, symbols, and history, the book is the ultimate “think before you ink” guide to the Welsh language and culture. From $6.99 Kindle / Barnes & Noble / Bradan Press


Dad's Great Advice for Teens by Marc Fienberg

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Dad’s Great Advice for Teens is the perfect gift to help a teenager get happy, be successful, and make good decisions. (But it’s also an amazing gift for any parent trying to better connect with their kid.) What kind of crazy father actually advises teens to…Do dumb, risky things (as long as they’re not really dumb things)...Fail at their endeavors (rather than not trying at all out of fear)...Drink, vape, and do drugs (in a smart, disciplined way, and only if they’re determined to not wait) From $8.49 Kindle / Nook / Apple / Great Advice Group


Rose's Royal Midgets and Other Little People of Vaudeville by Trav SD

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Rose's Royal Midgets and Other Little People of Vaudeville is A BIG STORY about little people. This is the first book in 40 years devoted to the wonderful performances of these vaudeville acts. It includes personal remembrances and photographs from the daughter of Gladys Farkas, one of the original members of the company, PLUS reproductions of vintage collectible postcards that were originally sold by the performers at their shows. Available Nov. 15. Pre-order now from the publisher / 


50 Core American Documents by Christopher Burkett

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50 Core American Documents is meant to introduce readers to America’s story as it has unfolded from the American Founding into the Twentieth Century. Many of the documents emphasize America’s uniqueness and contributions to the world, but they also present different views on some of the major issues and disputes in American history and government, especially on the meaning of liberty, the injustice of slavery, and the demands of progress. Taken as such, the documents reveal a kind of political dialogue to readers, an ongoing and profoundly consequential conversation about how Americans have agreed and often disagreed on the meaning of freedom and self-government. Free Kindle / Nook


Minimalism Room by Room: A Customized Plan to Declutter Your Home and Simplify Your Life by Elizabeth Enright Phillips

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Imagine the life you've always wanted. Neat. Tidy. Free from unwanted clutter and surrounded by peace, calm, and serenity. Now you can learn how to love your space more by owning less and organizing the rest. Minimalism Room by Room is an essential guide for streamlining your life—one room (and one mess) at a time. $9.99 Kindle / Nook


Practical Memory by I. C. Robledo

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The Internet has all the facts we need at our fingertips. Cameras store our pictures. Smartphones contain the phone numbers of everyone we know. With so much information being recorded for us, the brain has little that it actually needs to remember. This may be good for productivity, but is bad for our memories. The solution here is simple: We must practice and exercise our memories. Practical Memory includes simple, practical, "common sense" tips to remember more and forget less. $4.99 KindleNook / Kobo




Emotional Eating Solution by Megan Lacey

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Are you frustrated with uncontrollable food cravings and excessive weight gain? Discover simple methods to overcome your emotional eating habits for life. From the author: "I want to help you to finally overcome your emotional eating habits and stop putting on that unwanted weight. With my techniques, you can finally learn how to control your food cravings and learn how to eat for energy, instead of eating for comfort." With ten super-simple yet incredibly effective techniques, this is the book to help cure your emotional eating disorder for life. Free Kindle / Nook


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by don Miguel Ruiz, Janet Mills

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A New York Times bestseller for over a decade. In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. "This book, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter." - Oprah Winfrey. From $6.48 KindleNook / KoboGoogle / Apple


A Woman Like Her: The Story Behind the Honor Killing of a Social Media Star by Sanam Maher

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In 2016, Pakistan’s first social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, was murdered in a suspected honor killing. Her death quickly became a media sensation. It was both devastatingly routine and breathtakingly brutal. Qandeel had courted attention and outrage with a talent for self-promotion that earned her comparisons to Kim Kardashian. Her murder exposed a culture divided between accelerating modernity and imposed traditional values—and the tragedy of those caught in the middle. "An exemplary work of investigative journalism." - The New York Times. $9.99 Kindle / KoboNook


Witches: The Transformative Power of Women Working Together by Sam George-Allen

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Covens. Girl Bands. Ballet troupes. Convents. In all times and places, girls and women have come together in communities of vocation, of necessity, of support. In Witches, we see that wherever women gather, magic happens. This deeply personal investigation takes us from our workplaces to our social circles, surveying our heroes, our outcasts, and ourselves, in order to dismantle the persistent and pernicious cultural myth of female isolation and competition once and for all. $9.99 Melville House / Kindle / Nook / Kobo


The 100% Solution: A Plan for Solving Climate Change by Solomon Goldstein-Rose

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This is the guide we've been waiting for. As calls for a WWII-scale mobilization intensify--especially among youth activists--this fully illustrated, action-oriented book arms us with specific demands, sets the stakes for what our leaders must achieve, and proves that with this level of comprehensive thinking we can still take back our future. "At last--a global plan that actually adds up." - James Hansen, former director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. $9.99 from Melville House / Kindle / Kobo


Money From Nothing: Or, Why We Should Stop Worrying About Debt and Learn to Love the Federal Reserve by Robert Hockett, Aaron James

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A major work of financial theory and practice with immediate relevance to the rebuilding of the economy, and restoring the promise of equality. When the government decides to spend money, it simply creates the necessary funds for itself–as if out of thin air. That’s how we pay for interstate highways, post offices, wars, social services, and economic stimulus packages. If it’s that easy to make money, can’t we all get more of it? Absolutely. And we should according to this eye-opening, irreverent, and inspiring exploration of what the dollar really is. $14.99 Melville House / Kindle / Nook / Kobo


Literature – the Book, the Place and the Pen: A Teaching Resource Book by Andrea Ambler

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Teaching Literature in a Clever, Fun Way – A Book For Classroom Teachers & Home Schoolers. Designed to educate students about good literature, the information is applicable to all grade levels. There are multiple activities engaging students in reading literature and writing about what they have learned. The book meets national language arts standards and encourages students to become prolific, life-long readers of all types of literature, to become insightful thinkers and competent writers. Starting at $6.49 Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Apple / Kobo / Ambler Publishing


The Tangled Web We Weave: Inside The Shadow System That Shapes the Internet by James Ball

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Just released Oct 6: The internet was supposed to be a thing of revolutions. As that dream curdles, there is no shortage of villains to blame–from tech giants to Russian bot farms. But what if the problem is not an issue of bad actors ruining a good thing? What if the hazards of the internet are built into the system itself? ”An excellent summary of how we got where we are, and how we can move forward to build a better internet” - Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia. $14.99 Melville House / Kindle / Nook / Kobo


Too Many Times: How to End Gun Violence in a Divided America

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In this revelatory collection, gun violence in America is addressed from three angles: how gun violence affects us today, how we have gotten to this juncture legally and socially, and finally, what we can do to reduce and end gun violence in America. ”Powerful ammunition, so to speak, for advocates of gun control in a time of uncontrolled violence.” - Kirkus Reviews. $7.99 Melville House / Kindle / Nook / Kobo