Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Artisan
ISBN : 9781579657314
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 224
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A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them. Nicole Curtis is the tough, soulful, charismatic dynamo who for the past twenty years has worked tirelessly to restore historical houses, often revitalizing neighborhoods in the process. And also, in the process, drawing millions of fans to her television show, Rehab Addict, where they follow each step of the hard work and singular vision that transform the seemingly lost cause of a run-down building into a beautifully restored home. But there is so much more to this self-taught expert and working mom. With hersignature irresistible honesty and energy, Curtis writes about a project that every reader will find compelling: how she rehabbed herself. Better Than New reveals what’s not seen on TV—Curtis’s personal battles and her personal triumphs, her complicated relationships, her life as a single mother, the story of how she got started remodeling houses, and the consuming ins and outs of producing a megahit television show while keeping up with two kids, two rescue dogs, and countless tasks on her home renovation punch lists. Followers of the show will get an inside look at some of her most famous restorations, including the Dollar house, the Minnehaha house, the Campbell Street project, and the Ransom Gillis mansion. Part inspirational memoir and part self-help guide, Better Than New is a journey ineight chapters—each pinned to the story of a house that Curtis has remodeled, each delivering a hard-fought lesson about life—that takes readers to the place we all want to be: home.

Category : Religion
Editor : Outskirts Press
ISBN : 9781478730583
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 140
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It would be wonderful if every Christian could maintain the newness and wholesomeness of his or her salvation experience. But the unfortunate reality is Christians do sin. There may be a number of Josephs and Daniels within the ranks of Christendom who succeed in retaining a sterling character from start to finish. Human experience, however, reveals that the greater part of God’s family consists of people like David, Samson, Jonah, Jacob, and Simon Peter; people who, for one reason or another, lose the enthusiasm, spiritual strength, and sensitivity that once characterized their lives. Spiritual battles, temptations, disappointments, and failures take their toll. Harmful indiscretions cause painful bruising to the soul. Prodigal sons and daughters abound. But in spite of self-inflicted wounds there is good news; there is great news. God’s love and compassion abound even more. His desire is not to discard damaged lives. God’s intention is to restore wayward sons and daughters to their proper place in His family. The Father’s plan is to make them “better than new.” This book explores the process by which the “better than new” condition can be realized.

Category : Religion
Editor : Harvest House Publishers
ISBN : 9780736967112
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 224
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You've made a commitment to see your marriage healed, so now what? Whether your relationship is recovering from an affair, pornography addiction, or just years of coasting, Cindy Beall shares from her redeemed-marriage journey to help you.

Category : Self-Help
Editor : Doubleday Canada
ISBN : 9780385679466
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 320
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From the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home comes a book that tackles the question: How do we make good habits that are easy, effortless, and automatic? Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she tests out on herself and others. In doing so, she discovers answers to questions such as: • At times, I've picked up a habit overnight, but other times, it's taken years to develop. Why? • Why do some people resist habits, while others adopt them eagerly? • I want to help my child/spouse/colleagues make a change. What can I do? • Why do I resist other people's advice on how to change, even if I think they are right? • How do I make good habits convenient and easy? Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself, and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves, and our own habit-tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue the habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals. — Included in Oprah's Super Soul 100 list

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Patagonia
ISBN : 1952338034
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : es
Views : 44
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"Will You Help Me?" Isidora and Julian, playing in the Chilean ocean, hear a plaintive cry -- a sea lion is tangled in an abandoned fishing net. They free their ocean friend then consider what to do with the net. With the help of a bird building its nest, they recycle it into something useful again, something better than new. Presented in both English and Spanish, Better than New: A Recycle Tale/Mejor que Nuevo: Un cuenta de reciclaje is an inspiring story that presents children with a problem and shows how they find the solution, while teaching about the dangers of ocean pollution and encouraging a healthy relationship with the natural world.Issues covered: Plastic pollution in the ocean -- the harm it has on sea life Abandoned fishing nets, also known as ghost nets, as one particularly dangerous source of pollution They can be collected (instead of dumped) and made into other things - like fabric How this is done at a recycle facility - melting and restructuring into fabric, then made into clothing Kids will think it is super cool that they are wearing old fishing nets! Kids learn, "You can help the planet with the choices you make in what you wear." "You, too, can help save the fish and other sea life." Kids learn from other animals in nature Empathy toward sea life Taking action and having a positive outcome "¿Me ayudarás?" Isidora y Julián, jugando en el océano chileno, escuchan un llanto lastimero: un león marino está enredado en una red de pesca abandonada. Liberan a su amigo del océano y luego consideran qué hacer con la red. Con la ayuda de un pájaro que construye su nido, lo reciclan en algo útil nuevamente, algo mejor que nuevo.Presentado tanto en inglés como en español, Mejor que Nuevo: Un cuenta de reciclaje / Better than New: A Recycle Tale es una historia inspiradora que presenta a los niños un problema y muestra cómo encuentran la solución, mientras les enseñan sobre los peligros de la contaminación del océano y Fomentar una relación sana con el mundo natural. Temas cubiertos:Contaminación plástica en el océano: el daño que causa a la vida marinaRedes de pesca abandonadas, también conocidas como redes fantasma, como una fuente de contaminación particularmente peligrosaSe pueden recolectar (en lugar de tirar) y convertirlos en otras cosas, como tela.Cómo se hace esto en una instalación de reciclaje: fundir y reestructurar en tela, luego convertirlo en ropa¡Los niños pensarán que es genial que estén usando viejas redes de pesca!Los niños aprenden: "Puedes ayudar al planeta con las decisiones que tomas en cuanto a lo que te pones"."Tú también puedes ayudar a salvar a los peces y otras especies marinas".Los niños aprenden de otros animales de la naturaleza.Empatía hacia la vida marinaActuar y obtener un resultado positivo

Category : Religion
Editor : Harvest House Publishers
ISBN : 9780736967129
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 224
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What's Better Than New? God's Best You've made a commitment to see your marriage healed, so now what? Whether your relationship is recovering from an affair, pornography addiction, or just years of coasting, Cindy Beall shares from her redeemed-marriage journey to help you trust completely in God's ability and grace heal deeply by restoring faith in a future build wisely from the foundation up live fully by embracing your renewed relationship invest generously in your marriage and in other people Insightful questions, biblical teachings to counter lies, and stories of rebuilt marriages lead you to God's healing and the hope of helping others from the place you once had deep pain. Cindy Beall provides undeniable proof that God is a Redeemer regardless of how messy, difficult, or painful our current relationships are. Lisa Harper, bestselling author and Bible teacher I'm a massive Cindy Beall fan. If your relationship needs a tune-up or a complete overhaul, read this book with an open heart and I believe God will do a new work in you. Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9781473580954
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 352
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How do we shape a better world for LGBTQ+ people? Olly Alexander, Peppermint, Owen Jones, Beth Ditto, Shon Faye and more share their stories and visions for the future. 'A vital addition to your bookshelf' Stylist, 5 Books for Summer 'Captivating... A must-read' Gay Times, Books of the Year In We Can Do Better Than This, 35 voices - actors, musicians, writers, artists and activists - answer this vital question, at a time when the queer community continues to suffer discrimination and extreme violence. Through deeply moving stories and provocative new arguments on safety and visibility, dating and gender, care and community, they present a powerful manifesto for how - together - we can change lives everywhere. 'Powerful, inspiring...urgent' Attitude 'Read and be inspired' Peter Tatchell 'Illuminating' Paul Mendez, author of Rainbow Milk 'Friendly and fierce' Jeremy Atherton Lin, author of Gay Bar

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781451616835
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 432
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The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

Category : History
Editor : PublicAffairs
ISBN : 9781610397421
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 352
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Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever? Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series of deeply troubling, even existential problems: fascism, terrorism, environmental collapse, racial and economic inequality, and more. Yet this narrative misses something important: by almost every meaningful measure, the modern world is better than it ever has been. In the United States, disease, crime, discrimination, and most forms of pollution are in long-term decline, while longevity and education keep rising and economic indicators are better than in any past generation. Worldwide, malnutrition and extreme poverty are at historic lows, and the risk of dying by war or violence is the lowest in human history. It's not a coincidence that we're confused--our perspectives on the world are blurred by the rise of social media, the machinations of politicians, and our own biases. Meanwhile, political reforms like the Clean Air Act and technological innovations like the hybridization of wheat have saved huge numbers of lives. In that optimistic spirit, Easterbrook offers specific policy reforms to address climate change, inequality, and other problems, and reminds us that there is real hope in conquering such challenges. In an age of discord and fear-mongering, It's Better Than It Looks will profoundly change your perspective on who we are, where we're headed, and what we're capable of.

Category : Self-Help
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780062474247
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 368
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“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.