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Getting fit and the body you want doesn't mean giving up delicious food.
“Fit” and “healthy” have become some of the most popular tags on social media, it’s sexy to take excellent care of our bodies and minds That’s why Jill de Jong, fitness model and personal trainer who provided the real-life body for video game adventure icon Lara Croft, along with nine of her fellow models have come together to share their food philosophies, expertise, and favorite recipes—their secrets to feeling healthy and looking great.
Models Do Eat is more than a simple cookbook—it invites you to think critically about nutrition and make better choices for yourself. If you’ve tried to drop some pounds by depriving yourself of food, you know how miserable and harmful it can be. This team of inspiring women is dedicated to help you make the healthiest possible choices for your body. These models love to eat and they eat a lot. With approaches from paleo and gluten-free eating to  vegetarianism and veganism, and everything in-between, Models Do Eat is proof that there’s not just one “correct” way to eat well and feel beautiful.
Inside discover more than 100 delicious, healthful recipes that promote energy, glowing skin, shiny hair, and weight loss, including Mediterranean Breakfast Cups, Gluten-Free Endless Energy Matcha Muffins, Wholesome Mushroom Tacos, Coconut Basil Sweet Potato Fries, Bison Stew and Bone Broth, Charred Cauliflower with Peppers & Egg, Raw Vegan Cheesecake Bars, and more. These meals will jumpstart your own unique path to looking and feeling like your best self.
In addition to their recipe recommendations, you’ll get personal stories and insights from:

Taylor Walker Sinning (Under Armour model with a Master's in physical education)
Courtney James (certified health coach and the face of Aerie and American Eagle)
Lauren Williams (Personal trainer & fitness model for Nike, Athleta, Target, and Women's Health)
Colleen Baxter (functional medicine practitioner who's walked for Oscar de la Renta and posed for Vogue)
Adela Capova (integrative nutritionist featured in Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and GQ)
Liana Werner-Gray (Miss Earth Australia and bestselling author of The Earth Diet and 10-Minute Recipes)
Summer Rayne Oakes (certified holistic nutritionist featured in the elite Pirelli Calendar)
Nikki Sharp (naturopath, raw foods expert, and frequent face on Access Hollywood and Extra! TV)
Sarah DeAnna (bestselling author of Supermodel You)

Anyone can eat like a model and reap the benefits, inside and out. Models Do Eat shows you how.
Models Do Eat, Jill de Jong
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We all want our children to reach their fullest potential—to be smart and well adjusted, and to make a difference in the world. We wonder why, for some people, success seems to come so naturally.
Could the secret be how they were parented?
This book unveils how parenting helped shape some of the most fascinating people you will ever encounter, by doing things that almost any parent can do. You don't have to be wealthy or influential to ensure your child reaches their greatest potential. What you do need is commitment—and the strategies outlined in this book.
In The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children, Harvard economist Ronald Ferguson, named in a New York Times profile as the foremost expert on the US educational “achievement gap,” along with award-winning journalist Tatsha Robertson, reveal an intriguing blueprint for helping children from all types of backgrounds become successful adults.
Informed by hundreds of interviews, the book includes never-before-published insights from the “How I was Parented Project” at Harvard University, which draws on the varying life experiences of 120 Harvard students. Ferguson and Robertson have isolated a pattern with eight roles of the “Master Parent” that make up the Formula: the Early Learning Partner, the Flight Engineer, the Fixer, the Revealer, the Philosopher, the Model, the Negotiator, and the GPS Navigational Voice.
The Formula combines the latest scientific research on child development, learning, and brain growth and illustrates with life stories of extraordinary individuals—from the Harvard-educated Ghanian entrepreneur who, as the young child of a rural doctor, was welcomed in his father's secretive late-night political meetings; to the nation's youngest state-wide elected official, whose hardworking father taught him math and science during grueling days on the family farm in Kentucky; to the DREAMer immigration lawyer whose low-wage mother pawned her wedding ring to buy her academically outstanding child a special flute.
The Formula reveals strategies on how you—regardless of race, class, or background—can help your children become the best they can be and shows ways to maximize their chances for happy and purposeful lives.
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Mastering one specific skill set might have been the key to success 20 years ago . . . but being the best at a single thing just doesn’t cut it in today’s global economy.
Think about those people who somehow manage to be amazing at everything they do—the multimillionaire CEO with the bodybuilder physique or the rock star with legions of adoring fans. How do they manage to be so great at life? By acquiring and applying multiple skills to make themselves more valuable to others, they’ve become generalists, able to “stack” their varied skills for a unique competitive edge.
In How to Be Better at Almost Everything, bestselling author, fitness expert, entrepreneur, and professional business coach Pat Flynn shares the secrets to learning (almost) every skill, from marketing and music to relationships and martial arts, teaching how to combine interests to achieve greatness in any field.
Discover how to:

Learn any skill with only an hour of practice a day through repetition and resistance
Package all your passions into a single tool kit for success with skill stacking
Turn those passions into paychecks by transforming yourself into a person of interest

To really get ahead in today’s fast-paced, constantly evolving world, you need a diverse portfolio of hidden talents you can pull from your back pocket at a moment’s notice. The good news? You don’t need to be a genius or a prodigy to get there—you just have to be willing to learn. How to Be Better at Almost Everything will teach you how to make your personal and professional goals a reality, starting today.
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It’s the reason why spending time on Facebook makes us feel sad and lonely. Why expensive name-brand medicines provide better pain relief than the generic stuff, even if they share the same ingredients. And why a hospital room with a good view speeds up recovery from surgery.
The truth is, the way we think about ourselves and the world around us dramatically impacts our happiness, health, how fast or slow we age, and even how long we live. In fact, people with a positive mindset about aging live on average 7.5 years longer than those without.
That might sound alarming to those of us who struggle to see the bright side, but the good news is we can make surprisingly simple changes or small shifts to how we think, feel, and act that will really pay off.
In The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity, Dr. Catherine Sanderson breaks down the science of thought and shows how our mindset—or thought pattern—exerts a substantial influence on our psychological and physical health. Most important, this book demonstrates how, no matter what our natural tendency, with practice we can make minor tweaks in our mindset that will improve the quality—and longevity—of our life.
Combining cutting-edge research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, as well as vivid real-world examples of the power of mindset, The Positive Shift gives readers practical and easy strategies for changing maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors so they can live longer, happier lives. These behaviors include:

Appreciating nature, with actions as simple as eating lunch outside
Giving to others, like volunteering
Spending money on experiences, not possessions

Living your best life is truly mind over matter. Believe in yourself and rethink your way to a happier reality.
Positive Shift, Catherine Sanderson
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You have the power to accomplish goals, create an impact, and live the life you want.
The key to achieving what you set out for--in business and in life--doesn’t lie in perfectly executed strategy. The greatest tool you have is your own mindset—it determines your ability to adapt and persevere. And, like any other tool, you can employ it to your advantage.
While most aspiring entrepreneurs think the next business strategy will manifest the life they desire, successful entrepreneurs know it’s the emotional and mental “shifts” that will bring you closer to your goals.
No one is better equipped to explore these shifts than Ajit Nawalkha, cofounder of Mindvalley and one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and business coaches. In Live Big: A Guide to Passion, Practicality, and Purpose, Nawalkha shares 25 shifts—changes in your mental, physical, emotional, or even spiritual state—that will propel you on your road to success.
Through Nawalkha’s expertise, discover how this book will:

Bring you out of any funk or stagnant revenue cycle
Give you the emotional, spiritual, and mental power to fight the ups and downs of business
Show you ways to deal with everyday challenges, find comfort in them, and get past them in 20 minutes or less
Help you cope with ‘entrepreneurial anxiety’ and find purpose, passion, and bliss in your business

Live Big is the go-to guide for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to be in a state of flow and creativity, to ensure your passion is backed by purpose and practicality. With principles and foundational thinking habits that allow you to move from a place of defeat and anxiety to one of joy and contribution to humanity, this book will serve as a compass that you can pick up and find direction to keep moving forward in today’s world of entrepreneurship.
Live Big, Ajit Nawalkha
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We all  want long, healthy, happy, and productive lives. What are the spiritual principles and ancient wisdoms needed to achieve this? A Tao Grandmaster distills the essential knowledge from thousands of years of sages and introduces powerful new insights and accessible practices to help you achieve longevity and even move in the direction of immortality, while never losing sight of the true purpose of our existence.
How can longevity be best attained? Is immortality possible? What is the true reason we should want longevity, and even to strive for immortality? How can we do it? The spiritual principles and practical techniques from thousands of years of ancient wisdom, together with powerful new insights and a “how to” practice that will actually yield results, are distilled into this book. Very few will actually attain immortality, but in following the principles and practices in this book, every aspect of life will benefit.
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In a cynical age that constantly drowns us with information and conditions us to be mistrustful, the majority of us harbor a deep-seated yearning for more meaning and connection. Why is that? And how can we be truly fulfilled?
If you feel dissatisfied with your life and helpless to make a change, you are not alone. Many people struggle to make sense of the world and find true purpose. Two decades ago, these same feelings drove Jonni Pollard to seek out a better way of being in the world. A master teacher in India introduced him to ancient Vedic practices that changed Jonni’s life forever; the anxiety that had tormented him for so many years was finally replaced by a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment. Now an expert meditation teacher, Jonni’s mission is to share the knowledge and techniques he has learned to help anyone reclaim their power to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. The most foundational of these lessons is what Jonni calls “the Golden Sequence.”
In The Golden Sequence, Jonni shares these eye-opening teachings with readers from all walks of life in the hopes that more people will be able to build happier, more authentic lives. A global leader in the field of meditation and mindfulness, Jonni’s programs have already helped more than 250,000 people across the world.
This book is a response to the greatest need of our time—reclaiming the power of our humanity. Through his genuine, essential lessons, Jonni presents a powerful case that the current global crisis we are experiencing is rooted in our disconnection from our true purpose and responsibility of belonging.
Rediscover your authentic human nature, learn how to reclaim it as your greatest power, and find fulfillment through seeing the difference you can make in the world.
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This isn’t a book about overachieving at parenting.
This isn’t even a book about achieving exactly the right amount.
This is a book about doing as little as possible without quite ruining your child.
Overachieving parents want you to believe the harder you work, the better your kid will turn out. That lie ends now.
The truth is most kids end up remarkably unremarkable no matter what you do, so you might as well achieve mediocrity by the easiest possible route. The goal of “bare minimum parenting” is to turn your child into a functional adult with only a fraction of the effort spent by super moms and dads.
If you do it right, your kid will be no better or worse off than their kids, but with more free time left for you. That's more valuable than all the participation trophies in the world.
In Bare Minimum Parenting, amateur parenting expert James Breakwell will teach you to stop worrying and embrace your child's destiny as devastatingly average. To get there, you'll have to overcome your kid, other parents, and yourself, all of whom will push you to do more than is absolutely necessary. Honestly, by reading this far, you’re already trying too hard. But don't stop now. You're exactly the kind of person who needs this book.
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A real-life tale of feline love at first sight . . .
It’s rare for two cats to even tolerate each other the first time they meet. But when Bruiser the backyard feral and Fanny the housecat lock eyes, they’re instantly smitten. Seeking out glimpses of each other through the windowed door that separates them, they exchange “gifts” (toy mice from Fanny, real mice from Bruiser), try to touch paws through the glass, and hope to someday meet in purr-son. But it’s more than glass that keeps them apart—can true love ever tame the wild-at-heart outdoor cat?
The seventh entry in the continuing Curl Up with a Cat Tale series—true-life cat stories by Gwen Cooper, New York Times bestselling author of the smash hit Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale—“Spray Anything” is a love story for the ages that you won’t want to miss!
Spray Anything, Gwen Cooper
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Celebrate the human-feline bond with all its joys, mysteries, and life-changing moments.
Gwen Cooper—author of the blockbuster bestseller Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life With a Blind Wonder Cat—returns with the ongoing adventures of her much-beloved, world-famous fur family. Ideal for new readers and longtime fans alike, this memoir told in eight purr-fect cat stories is filled with all the humor and heart Gwen’s devoted readership has come to know and love.
Raised in a dog-loving family, Gwen never pictured herself as a “cat person.”  But from the very first feline she adopted—an adorable five-week-old rescue kitten, slow to learn how to trust after life on the streets—Gwen was smitten.  Eventually one rescue kitten became five, and all the ups and downs of a life with cats are lovingly depicted here: From the obsessive cat who teaches himself to play fetch and demands it morning, noon, and night from his hapless human mom; to the crafty white beauty who raises outside-the-litter-box thinking to the level of an art form; to the routine vet trip that turns into a hijinks-filled misadventure on the streets of Manhattan with three (VERY cranky!) felines in tow. And Homer, the Blind Wonder Cat himself, returns triumphant in new tales of life and love after worldwide fame.
Sure to be treasured by cat lovers everywhere, My Life in a Cat House will leave you laughing out loud, shedding an occasional tear, and hugging your own cat a little bit closer.  Read and rejoice!
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Homer, the world-renowned Blind Wonder Cat, returns this holiday season with an ins-purr-ational tale filled with holiday cheer!
Fifteen years earlier, doctors had warned that Homer—a tiny, sightless kitten—was unlikely to survive and probably wouldn’t have much of a life even if he did. Miraculously and against all the odds, however, Homer grew into a feline dynamo who scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, saved his human mom’s life when he chased a late-night burglar from their apartment, and rose to global fame—paving the way for other special-needs animals once considered “unadoptable.”
Now, only two weeks before Christmas, with doctors once again decreeing that Homer didn’t have much time—that he wouldn’t even make it to Christmas Eve—Homer showed everyone that he still had one more miracle left in him. The heroic blind cat proved again, once and for all, that hope and love aren’t things you see with your eyes. You see them with your heart.
Humorous and heartwarming, Homer and the Holiday Miracle will leave you filled with the true spirit of the season. It’s the ideal stocking-stuffer for the cat lover on your list—and the perfect holiday treat for yourself. Read and rejoice!
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You imagine a “new and improved” version of yourself—one who has achieved your goals and reached your definition of success. But you stop at wanting to be better because you don’t feel you have the tools to achieve it.
But you do have the power to make yourself into a winner. Success isn’t a matter of chance—it’s a matter of choice.
It all comes down to your attitude and a mindset to pursue excellence.
When you make the conscious choice to develop an attitude of excellence, you will achieve more, enjoy more, have better relationships, take better care of yourself physically and mentally, and vastly improve the quality of your day-to-day life. Armed with a positive attitude and the determination to pursue excellence, plus a coach to help you stay focused, you will become the best version of yourself.
Dr. Willie Jolley is a world-renowned speaker and motivational coach. He is the expert Ford Motor Company turned to while on the brink of bankruptcy, and he helped the company go on to reject a government bailout and to reach billion-dollar profits. In this powerful new book, An Attitude of Excellence: Get the Best from Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization, he teaches readers how to achieve more in their lives—both professionally and personally.
Dr. Jolley’s work has inspired millions with a simple message: The best way to grow your future is to grow yourself, and the best way to grow an organization is to grow the people in that organization. Why? Because great people will give great service, while negative people will kill your future.
This eye-opening book features T.I.P.S. (Tips, Ideas, Principles & Strategies) everyone can use to enhance the quality of our relationships and our lives, both at work and at home, using the power of an attitude of excellence.
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Just beneath the surface of our ordinary lives, strange phenomena lurk. Exciting physics doesn’t only show up in the Big Bang, or a black hole, or in the guts of giant particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider – it’s all around us.

Beginning at sunrise, Chad Orzel embarks upon a fascinating tour of the exotic science that underlies each moment of our every day. Did you know your alarm clock held secrets about quantum mechanics? And that the GPS on your phone has a built-in correction for the effects of relativity? In Breakfast with Einstein, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, everything is possible and the day’s end will find us dazzled.
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¿Te ha costado ejecutar EOS en todos los niveles de tu organización?

¿Entienden todos por qué es importante EOS, o siquiera qué es?

¿Qué Rayos Es EOS?  Es para los millones de empleados que trabajan en empresas que están ejecutando EOS® (Sistema Operativo Empresarial).  Es un libro de lectura fácil y rápida, y contesta las preguntas que muchos empleados tienen respecto a EOS y sus empresas:

¿Qué es un sistema operativo?

¿Qué es EOS, y por qué lo está utilizando mi empresa?

¿Cuáles son las herramientas fundamentales de EOS, y cómo me afectan?

¿En qué me beneficia a mí?

Diseñado para involucrar a los empleados en el proceso y con las herramientas de EOS, ¿Qué Rayos Es EOS? Utiliza un lenguaje sencillo y directo, y plantea preguntas para cada herramienta para discutir entre los gerentes y empleados, creando así un mayor sentido de propiedad y aceptación en cada nivel.  Después de leer este libro, los empleados tendrán un mejor entendimiento de EOS, estarán más involucrados, y participarán activamente en ayudar a alcanzar las visiones de sus empresas.
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You and your organization have the ability, talent, and desire to change the world as we know it. The first crucial step is getting your brand’s message in front of the right people.
But that’s not an easy feat. More than 60 billion online messages are sent into the world every day, and only a select few companies can succeed in the mad scramble for customer attention.
This means that the question for anyone who wants to gain mass exposure for their transformative content, business, or brand or connect with audiences around the globe is no longer if they should use social media but how to best take advantage of the numerous different platforms.
How can you make a significant impact in the digital world and stand out among all the noise?
Digital strategist and “growth hacker” Brendan Kane has the answer and will show you how—in 30 days or less. A wizard of the social media sphere, Kane has built online platforms for A-listers including Taylor Swift and Rihanna. He’s advised brands such as MTV, Skechers, Vice and IKEA on how to establish and grow their digital audience and engagement. Kane has spent his career discovering the best tools to turn any no-name into a top influencer simply by speaking into a camera or publishing a popular blog—and now he’ll share his secrets with you.
In One Million Followers, Kane gives readers a gimmick-free step-by-step checklist that will teach you how to:

Gain an authentic, dedicated, and diverse online following from scratch
Create personal, unique, and valuable content that will engage your core audience
Build a multi-media brand through platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn

Featuring in-depth interviews with celebrities, influencers, and marketing experts, One Million Followers is the ultimate guide to building your worldwide brand and unlocking all the benefits social media has to offer. It’s time to stop being a follower and start being a leader.
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¿TIENES EL CONTROL DE TU NEGOCIO O TU NEGOCIO TE CONTROLA A TI?
La mayoría de emprendedores y líderes de negocios enfrentan frustraciones similares – conflictos entre el personal, problemas con las ganancias, y crecimiento inadecuado.  Pareciera que nunca se toman decisiones, o, al tomarse, no se implementan correctamente.  Pero hay una solución.  No es complicado ni teórico.  El Sistema Operativo Empresarial o Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS), es un método práctico para obtener el éxito empresarial que siempre has deseado.  Más de 10,000 empresas han descubierto lo que EOS puede hacer.
En TRACCIÓN, aprenderás los secretos para fortalecer los seis componentes clave de tu negocio.  Descubrirás una forma sencilla pero poderosa para dirigir tu empresa que dará a ti y a tu equipo administrativo mayor enfoque, mayor crecimiento, y mayor disfrute.
Empresas exitosas están aplicando TRACCIÓN cada día para dirigir negocios rentables y sin frustraciones- y puedes hacer lo mismo.
Traccion, Gino Wickman
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A Jersey boy with a knack for numbers, a gift for making people trust him, and an all-consuming hunger to rule the business world, Tom Giacomaro could convince anyone of anything.
As a teenager, Tom Giacomaro began working in the mob-laden New Jersey trucking industry. A charming, brash-talking salesman with a genius-level IQ, he climbed the ranks and let his lust for money and relationships with New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Chicago crime families send him spiraling into a world of drugs and violence. Forced to go on the lam in South Africa and Europe, he returned a year later with millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds stuffed in his underwear. And that’s only the beginning.
In The King of Con, Tom details how he hashes out a deal with the FBI, agreeing to become a special crime informant in an effort to avoid jail time—only he somehow manages not to rat anyone out and, incredibly, continues his high-finance, white-collar scheming, luring celebrities and other high-profile contacts to invest multimillions in his new business ventures. When it all inevitably comes crashing down, Tom is thrown in prison for over a decade, yet, even behind bars, he’s able to get what he wants from anyone: the warden, the doctors, the guards, his fellow inmates . . . and he eventually finds a way to get released early.
Cowritten by journalist Natasha Stoynoff, The King of Con is the true story about a streetwise Jersey boy who talked and scammed his way to the top and became richer and more successful than his wildest dreams. It offers an unforgettable look into the life of a man who became hooked on living life to thrilling and dangerous excess, rubbing elbows with celebrities and crime bosses, until he was humbled by the FBI, by the US Attorney, and by life itself.
Now, Tom is back in his old New Jersey neighborhood. His old business cronies and mob contacts are calling, his palms are itching to make billions again, and the US Attorney’s office is watching. Will he stay on the straight and narrow, or will he steal back his crown of crime as the King of Con?
King of Con, Thomas Giacomaro
BenBella Books
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“But I can't . . ." “There's no way . . ." “It's impossible . . ." Enough. Get off your ass and do what you're meant to do. After years of coaching and consulting hundreds of startup rookies as well as seasoned entrepreneurs, executives, and CEOs, Bedros Keuilian realized that most people who want to start a business, grow an existing business, author a book, make more money, or make a bigger impact usually take the long, slow, painful way to get there . . . and more than 80 percent of entrepreneurs never get to their desired destination or achieve their full potential in business. They treat their dream as if it were merely a hobby and dip their toes in the water, but they never commit to diving in—you get the idea. It's time to cut the bullshit excuses. Everyone has a gift, a purpose. It's your duty to figure out what your gift is and how you're going to share it with the world. Man Up: How to Cut the Bullshit and Dominate Your Path is your guide to doing exactly that. Keuilian, known as the “hidden genius” behind many of the most successful brands and businesses throughout multiple industries, will show you how to break out of the sea of mediocrity, get singularly focused on your purpose, and do what it takes—not only to achieve but dominate your goals. With Keuilian's no-nonsense, no-BS approach in both business and personal spheres, you'll be able to define your purpose and have clarity of vision—and a plan—to make the quantum leap. Whether it's creating and growing a company, leaving a legacy, making a difference, or launching a new brand, you will discover how to use your passion, purpose, and sheer grit to overcome any adversity that attempts to derail your progress. If there's an area of your life in which you need to man up, this book will get you there.
Man Up, Bedros Keuilian
BenBella Books
BenBella Booksadded a book to the bookshelfBenBella Books6 months ago
Every year, the cost of a four-year degree goes up, and the value goes down. But for many students, there’s a better answer.
So many things are getting faster and cheaper. Movies stream into your living room, without ticket or concession-stand costs. The world’s libraries are at your fingertips instantly, and for free.
So why is a college education the only thing that seems immune to change? Colleges and universities operate much as they did 40 years ago, with one major exception: they’ve gotten dramatically more expensive. And they’ve actually gotten slower, with the average time to graduate now over five years.
As a result, graduates often struggle with enormous debt burdens. Even worse, they often find that degrees did not prepare them to obtain and succeed at good jobs in growing sectors of the economy. Parents and students have accepted this because a college degree has been seen as a prerequisite to a professional career. But now, for the first time, there are real alternatives.
In A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College, Ryan Craig documents the early days of a revolution that will transform—or make obsolete—many colleges and universities. Alternative routes to great first jobs that do not involve a bachelor’s degree are sprouting up all over the place. Bootcamps, income-share programs, apprenticeships, and staffing models are attractive alternatives to great jobs in numerous growing sectors of the economy: coding, healthcare, sales, digital marketing, finance and accounting, insurance, and data analytics.
A New U is the first roadmap to these groundbreaking programs, which will lead to more student choice, better matches with employers, higher return on investment of cost and time, and stronger economic growth.
New U, Ryan Craig
BenBella Books
BenBella Booksadded a book to the bookshelfBenBella Books6 months ago
Even the sweetest cat can turn salty when it comes to food . . .
Fanny the cat is the classic “good daughter”—a petite and pretty rescue with a shy, affectionate disposition who’s thoroughly doted on by her besotted humans. But the day she discovers dry food (otherwise known as “kitty crack”) for the first time, Fanny goes from angelic to devilish literally overnight. As her hapless human mom tries to cope with the new regime of pre-dawn wake-up calls (feed me NOW!) and all-day caterwauling, the question remains: Can a skinny cat’s newfound food addiction ever be tamed?
The sixth installment in the monthly Curl Up with a Cat Tale series by Gwen Cooper—author of the smash-hit Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale—“Fanny Trouble” is a hilarious and ultimately touching tribute to the things we do to make our cats happy. If you’re the human slave to your own fussy feline, you won’t want to miss it!
Fanny Trouble, Gwen Cooper
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