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The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refoc...
by Joshua Becker

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

December 18, 2018

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<b><b>A popular minimalist blogger and author of </b><b><i>The More of Less </i></b><b>shows you how to methodically turn your home into a place of peace, contentment, and purposeful living.</b></b><br /><br />One of today's most influential minimalist advocates takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. He both offers practical guidelines for simplifying our lifestyle at home and addresses underlying issues that contribute to over-accumulation in the first place. The purpose is not just to create a more inviting living space. It's also to turn our life's HQ--our home--into a launching pad for a more fulfilling and productive life in the world.
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting
by Ann Hood

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

November 11, 2013

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<p><strong>"In this lovely anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors go public with their passion for knitting." 鈥?lt;em>People</em> (four stars)</strong></p><br /><p>"The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters鈥hese essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud." 鈥擜nn Hood, from the introduction</p><br /><p>Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What鈥檚 so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In <em>Knitting Yarns</em>, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she鈥檚 loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham.</p><br /><p>Poignant, funny, and moving, <em>Knitting Yarns</em> is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.</p>
Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Batt...
by Dana K. White

Language

English

Pages

218

Publication Date

February 27, 2018

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<b>You don't have to live overwhelmed by stuff--you can get rid of clutter for good!</b><br />While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, many of us simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.<br />In <i>Decluttering at the Speed of Life</i>, decluttering expert and author Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out--for good!<br />But more than simply offering strategies, Dana dives deep into how to implement them, no matter the reader's clutter level or emotional resistance to decluttering. She helps identify procrasticlutter--the stuff that will get done eventually so it doesn't seem urgent--as well as how to make progress when there's no time to declutter.<br />Sections of the book include<br /><ul><li>Why You Need This Book (You Know Why)</li><li>Your Unique Home</li><li>Decluttering in the Midst of Real Life</li><li>Change Your Mind, Change Your Home</li><li>Breaking Through Your Decluttering Delusions</li><li>Working It Out Room by Room</li><li>Helping Others Declutter</li><li>Real Life Goes On (and On)</li></ul>As long as we're living and breathing, new clutter will appear. The good news is that decluttering can get easier, become more natural, and require significantly fewer hours, less emotional bandwidth, and little to no sweat to keep going.
The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do--and How to Get Them ...
by Mieshelle Nagelschneider

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

March 05, 2013

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Who says you can鈥檛 train a cat? Just when you thought you had reached the end of your ball of twine, one of America鈥檚 most popular cat behaviorists comes to the rescue of perplexed cat owners everywhere, providing practical and effective strategies for solving every feline behavior problem imaginable鈥攆rom litter box issues to scratching, spraying, biting, and beyond.<br /> 聽<br /> Cat Whisperer Mieshelle Nagelschneider has been helping people deal with these dilemmas for two decades, achieving a near-perfect success rate. Central to her approach is a keen understanding of the unique way cats see the world鈥攖heir need for safety and security, their acute territoriality, and their insatiable desire to catch and kill prey. Her proven C.A.T. cat behavior modification plan is a commonsense course of action that can be specifically tailored to your cat in the context of its behavior problems and its particular household environment. Easy-to-implement solutions help transform even the most anxiety-riddled companions into confident, gregarious, and relaxed cats who live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Inside you鈥檒l discover <br /> 聽<br /> 鈥?how to harness the power of 鈥渇riendly pheromones鈥?to improve your cat鈥檚 appetite, exploration, grooming, and play<br /> 鈥?where, when, and how to create a litter box environment that will聽 provide ease of access and reduce anxiety for you and your cat<br /> 鈥?how to end aggression in multiple-cat households and help your cats coexist peacefully<br /> 聽<br /> Is it impossible to train a cat? Not anymore! Your days of yelling and tearing your hair out in the wake of the latest household 鈥渃at-astrophe鈥?are over. In this fascinating and indispensable book, the Cat Whisperer takes you inside the mind of a feline to explain why members of one of the world鈥檚 most inscrutable species act the way they do鈥攁nd how you can convince them to change their behaviors for the sake of your peace of mind . . . and theirs.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Cat Whisperer</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淚 wish I had read <i>The Cat Whisperer</i> before I started filming <i>Must Love Cats</i>. The cats would have liked me a lot more.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩ohn Fulton, host of Animal Planet鈥檚 <i>Must Love Cats</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淢ieshelle Nagelschneider is a wizard at demystifying cat behavior and providing easy-to-follow steps for solving vexing problems. I dog-eared (or should I say cat-eared) so many pages for later reference that my book doesn鈥檛 want to close. Living with six demanding cats in a small house, I wish I鈥檇 had this excellent guide years ago.鈥?lt;b>鈥擝ob Tarte, author of <i>Kitty Cornered, Enslaved by Ducks, </i>and<i> Foul Weather</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淭he reason people are so mesmerized by house cats is because they are truly miniature versions of lions, tigers, and leopards. In her book <i>The Cat Whisperer,</i> Mieshelle Nagelschneider explains the behavior of the house cat in an unprecedented and most accessible way, offering unique insight into the often misunderstood companion animal that is as wild as we have become civilized.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩ordan Carlton Schaul, Ph.D., contributing editor, <i>National Geographic,</i> and curator, Orange County Zoo</b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淧et owners despairing of getting their cats to behave will find new hope in this comprehensive guide. . . . This book more than meets Nagelschneider鈥檚 goal of guiding owners to the strategies for behavioral and environmental change needed to address issues such as urination outside the litter box and aggressiveness.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly</i></b>
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kond艒

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>The #1聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show <i>Tidying Up with Marie Kondo</i>.</b><br /><br /><b><b><b><b>ONE OF CNN<b>鈥?lt;/b>S MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE</b></b></b></b><br /><br /> Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br /> Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you鈥檒l never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo鈥檚 clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).聽<br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house 鈥渟park joy鈥?(and which don鈥檛), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo鈥檚 newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home鈥攁nd the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goa...
by , Joanna Teplin

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER 鈥?There鈥檚 decorating, and then there鈥檚 organizing. From the Instagram-sensation home experts (with a serious fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling), here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing new order in your home.</b><br /><br />Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently <i>and</i> look great. The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet? Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer? Consider it done. And the best news: it鈥檚 not hard to do鈥攊n fact, it's a lot of fun. <br /><br /> From the home organizers who made their orderly eye candy <i>the</i> method that everyone swears by comes Joanna and Clea鈥檚 signature approach to decluttering. <i>The Home Edit</i> walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!), and maintaining the system so you don't need another do-over in six months. When you're done, you'll not only know exactly where to find things, but you'll also love the way it looks.<br /><br /> A masterclass and look book in one, <i>The Home Edit</i> is filled with bright photographs and detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (there's nothing like a little ROYGBIV to soothe the soul). Above all, it's like having your best friends at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm.<br /><b><br />PLEASE NOTE: The paperback includes a starter set of labels for your refrigerator; the ebook and audiobook include a link to download and print the labels from a computer (you will need 8-1/2 x 11-inch clear repositionable sticker project paper, such as Avery 4397).</b><br /><b><br />Featured in <i>Glamour</i>'s 10 Books to Help You Live Your Best Life</b>
Do Dogs Dream?: Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know
by Stanley Coren

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

July 16, 2012

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<p><strong>In a conversational Q&A format, a leading dog expert answers the most commonly asked questions about how dogs think and act.</strong></p><br /><p>Do dogs dream? Can they recognize themselves in the mirror or understand what they鈥檙e seeing on television? Are they more intelligent than cats? People have a great curiosity鈥攁nd many misunderstandings鈥攁bout how dogs think, act, and perceive the world. They also wonder about the social and emotional lives of dogs. Stanley Coren brings decades of scientific research on dogs to bear in his unprecedented foray into the inner lives of our canine companions, dispelling many common myths in the process. Coren answers the questions dog owners have most frequently asked during his nearly fifty-year career as a dog researcher, combining the authority of an expert with the delivery of a guest at a cocktail party.</p>
Martha Stewart's Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to You...
by Martha Stewart

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<b>The ultimate guide to getting your life in order鈥攚ith hundreds of practical and empowering ideas, projects, and tips鈥攆rom America鈥檚 most trusted lifestyle authority</b><br /><br />Trust Martha to help you master all things organizing鈥攕orting, purging, tidying, and simplifying your life鈥攚ith smart solutions and inspiration. Here, she offers her best guidance, methods, and DIY projects for organizing in and around your home. Topics include room-by-room strategies (how to sort office paperwork, when to purge the garage or attic), seasonal advice (when to swap out bedding and clothing, how to put away holiday decorations), and day-by-day or week-by-week plans for projects such as de-cluttering, house cleaning, creating a filing system, overhauling the closet, and more. Martha鈥檚 indispensable expertise walks you through goal-setting, principles of organizing, useful supplies, and creating systems for ongoing success. A look into Martha鈥檚 own personal calendars offers a template for scheduling essential tasks. Last, plenty of strategies, how-tos, timelines, and checklists will help you stay organized all year long.
The Heartless Valentine (The Jennifer Hunter Series Book 2)
by Kacey Gene

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

January 17, 2020

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Roses are red; violets are blue<br />Is a lover from the dead here to kill you? <br /><br />Valentine鈥檚 Day. 2020. Middlebridge, Wisconsin. When the quick-witted second grade teacher and amateur sleuth, Jennifer Hunter, receives a gift from a secret admirer on Valentine鈥檚 Day, she heartily investigates who her cupid could be. When she opens the box, though, she doesn鈥檛 find chocolates; she finds a human heart wrapped in red tissue paper. <br /><br />And that鈥檚 not all. Her admirer has written a note confessing their desire to watch Jennifer die. That鈥檚 when Jennifer鈥檚 best friend and Middlebridge鈥檚 Police Lieutenant, Jake Hollow, steps in. <br /><br />Jake and Jennifer put their dynamic duo focus on finding Jennifer鈥檚 deranged valentine, and that leads them to the recently deceased body of David Bird IV. He looks like an average dead guy except for one fact -- his heart has been removed. Jennifer must investigate this heartless valencrime; otherwise, she fears she鈥檒l be the next victim. Yet, her attempt to protect her own heart leads her to a set of love letters that tell the story of broken hearts from the past. <br /><br />Valentine鈥檚 Day. 1910. Salem, Massachusetts. Clay Trunkett, a twenty year old hard-working journalist, is scheduled to hang for assaulting a man. His accuser? David Bird II, son of the wealthiest man in Salem. Clay鈥檚 true crime? Falling in love with Meghan White, the woman David has his heart set on marrying. <br /><br />The love triangle of 1910 holds the clues Jennifer needs to find the heart snatcher of 2020, but with her own crazed valentine delivering threatening messages and bits of heart like they鈥檙e candy, Jennifer struggles to piece together this crime of passion from 1910. <br /><br />And, Jennifer鈥檚 own passions get in the way when she discovers that her best friend, Jake, has a girlfriend -- one that he鈥檚 been hiding from Jennifer for months. Betrayal runs high as masquerade parties, craft sales, murder mystery dinners, and a strange encounter at the local diner all distract Jennifer from her one mission: To find out who鈥檚 making her Valentine鈥檚 Day the most horrifyingly heart-filled in history. The problem is, Jennifer鈥檚 discoveries may end her friendship with Jake, and that鈥檚 a heartbreak she can鈥檛 take. <br /><br />This clean cozy mystery will keep reader鈥檚 hearts pounding as they flip through love letters from the past and the alternating stories of Jennifer Hunter and Clay Trunkett. Jennifer鈥檚 down-to-earth and lovable personality plunges into new territory as she must assess her relationship with Jake and the type of love she wants in her life. She goes on crochet benders; she attends parties where she gets to be someone other than herself; and all the time she鈥檚 piecing together a crime that makes this Valentine鈥檚 Day anything but sweet. <br /><br />Readers who love cozy mysteries like EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE by Mary Higgins Clark or Hope Callaghan鈥檚 HEART AND HOLIDAY Cozy Mystery Collection, will fall in love with Kacey Gene鈥檚 THE HEARTLESS VALENTINE. <br />
Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in...
by Douglas W. Tallamy

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b>鈥淭allamy聽lays out all you need to know to participate in one of the great conservation projects of our time. Read it and get started!鈥?鈥擡lizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>The Sixth Extinction</i></b><br /><br /> Douglas W. Tallamy鈥檚 first book, <i>Bringing Nature Home,</i> awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation.<i> Nature鈥檚 Best Hope</i> shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it鈥檚 practical, effective, and easy鈥攜ou will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard.<br /> 聽<br /> If you鈥檙e concerned about doing something good for the environment, <i>Nature鈥檚 Best Hope</i> is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife鈥攁nd the planet鈥攆or future generations.<br /> 聽

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