Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tricky Mindtrap Puzzles: Challenge the Way You Think & See

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Along with Lateral Mindtrap Puzzles, try some that are even tougher, because you've got to rely on your powers of observation, not just your talent for detecting verbal clues. Photos show close-ups of ordinary objects, and offer a tantalizing clue in words, often a taunting rhyme or quotation. The answers appear on another page, where you see the objects the way you usually look at them. Have you ever really looked at a single red-and-white spiral on a candy cane? Could you recognize a notch on the gear of a can opener? Or, a pair of kernels of corn? Of course you've seen them all before. They're so familiar, they're almost impossible to recognize! In addition, there are lots of trick questions: Is there a Fourth of July in Canada? Yes! It's the day after July 3!

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Bodies of Evidence: Women, Society, and Detective Fiction in 1990s Japan

The publication in 1992 of Miyabe Miyuke's highly anticipated Kasha (translated into English as All She Was Worth) represents a watershed in the history of Japanese women's detective fiction. Inspired by Miyabe's success and the increasing number of Western mysteries in translation, women began writing mysteries of all types, employing the narrative and conceptual resources of the detective genre to depict and critique contemporary Japanese society--and the situation of women in it. Bodies of Evidence examines this recent boom and the ways in which five contemporary authors (Miyabe, Nonami Asa, Shibata Yoshiki, Kirino Natsuo, and Matsuo Yumi) critically engage with a variety of social issues and concerns: consumerism and the crisis of identity, discrimination and harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment and sexual violence, and motherhood.

Bodies of Evidence moves beyond the borders of detective fiction scholarship by exploring the worlds constructed by these authors in their novels and showing how they intersect with other political, cultural, and economic discourses and with the lived experiences of contemporary Japanese women.

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A Practical Guide to Vampires (Practical Guide To...)

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Sink your teeth into today's hottest fantasy topic with the next book in the New York Times best-selling series...

How old is a vampire fledgling? Why do vampires avoid mirrors? What's the best way to slip into a vampire's home? New York Times best-selling author Lisa Trumbauer illuminates the twilight world of vampires in the next edition in the Practical Guide family of fantasy essentials.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

by Photon Phisher

Question by Budmash: Should one participate in office politics? What is the right professional behavior?

I want to know what should i do when colleagues in office play politics against me? Should i compete, or should i let go?

Best answer:

Answer by sins
Just let it go, unless it influence your work, and then go through policies and procedures to make a complaint. Alternatively, call for a team meeting and discuss it openly. Do not try to tell people your side one by one, they'll just use it against you.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

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Bill Bryson, who gave glorious voice to The Mother Tongue, now celebrates her magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood...and exactly wh y Mr.Yankee Doodle call his befeathered cap "Macaroni."Readers from Toad Suck, Arkansas, to Idiotsville, Oregon--and everywhere in between--will love Made in America, Bill Bryson's Informal History of the English Language in the United States. It is, in a word, fascinating. After reading this tour de force, it's clear that a nation's language speaks volumes about its true character: you are what you speak. Bryson traces America's history through the language of the time, then goes on to discuss words culled from everyday activities: immigration, eating, shopping, advertising, going to the movies, and others.

Made in America will supply you with interesting facts and cocktail chatter for a year or more. Did you know, for example, that Teddy Roosevelt's "speak softly and carry a big stick" credo has its roots in a West African proverb? Or that actor Walter Matthau's given name is Walter Mattaschanskayasky? Or that the supposedly frigid Puritans--who called themselves "Saints," by the way--had something called a pre-contract, which was a license for premarital sex? Made in America is an excellent discussion of American English, but what makes the book such a treasure is that it offers much, much more.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Business course fee to increase

Students enrolled in some business courses may face an increase in fees per credit hour over the next three years, ultimately resulting in a charge of 0 per business school credit hour beginning in fall 2013.

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Gold business will enrich economy, says Karim

KOCHI: Gold and jewellery business will enrich the State's economy, Industries Minister Elamaram Karim has said.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in America

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Cooking with Grease is an inspiring, behind-the-scenes memoir of the life and times of a tenacious political organizer and the first African-American woman to head a major presid ential campaign.

Donna Brazile fought her first political fight at age nine -- campaigning (successfully) for a city council candidate who promised a playground in her neighborhood. The day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, she committed her heart and her future to political and social activism. By the 2000 presidential election, Brazile had become a major player in American political history -- and she remains one of the most outspoken and forceful political activists of our day.

Brazile grew up one of nine children in a working-poor family in New Orleans, a place where talking politics comes as naturally as stirring a pot of seafood gumbo -- and where the two often go hand in hand. Growing up, she learned how to cook from watching her mother, Jean, stir the pots in their family kitchen. She inherited her love of reading and politics from her grandmother Frances. Her brothers Teddy Man and Chet worked as foot soldiers in her early business schemes and in he r voter registration efforts as a child.

Cooking with Grease follows Donna's rise to greater and greater political and personal accomplishments. But each new career success came with its own kind of heartache, especially in her greatest challenge: leading Al Gore's 2000 campaign, making her the first African American to lead a major presidential campaign.

Cooking with Grease is an intimate account of Donna's thirty years in politics. Her witty style and innovative political strategies have garnered her the respect and admiration of colleagues and adversaries alike -- she is as comfortable trading quips with Karl Rove as she is with her Democratic colleagues. Her story is as warm and nourishing as a bowl of Brazile family gumbo.Harvard professor, Washington power broker and former Gore 2000 campaign chair Donna Brazile's life might make for a pretty entertaining Hollywood movie if an actress could be found gutsy enough to take on such a complex and intimidat ing leading role. From humble blue-collar Louisiana beginnings as one of nine children, Brazile went on to organize voter registration drives, marches to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., and ultimately national political campaigns. In her memoir Cooking With Grease, Brazile shares candid perspectives on her employers and causes. And while Mike Dukakis and Dick Gephardt fans will be pleased to know their men are included, it is the insights on the charismatic preacher/activist/presidential candidate Jesse Jackson and Al Gore, whom Brazile insists won the controversial 2000 election, that make this a must read for devotees of modern political history. Her accounts of being backstage in the Gore camp shed valuable light on the tense political climate of that year's election and post-election recount mess in a way that only a select few from either the Bush or Gore campaigns could legitimately offer. Still, none of the candidates shine quite so brightly in this book a s the author herself. Washington is, after all, operated, with a few exceptions, by moneyed white men and for a black woman from a humble background to succeed requires determination, a quick wit, and a powerful intellect. As Brazile climbs the political ladder, those qualities come in to sharp relief. But while Cooking With Grease is inspirational, and Brazile really ought to be auctioning the film rights if she hasn't already done so, it doesn't preach, inspiring by example rather than exhorting the reader to follow Brazile's own course of action. --John Moe

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 2/e

In this fully updated revision, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art in controlling and updating your library's collection. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development, including suggestions for further reading and a narrative case study exploring the issue. Johnson also integrates electronic resources throughout the topics of organization and staffing; policymaking and budgeting; and, purchasing and wedding.Johnson offers a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and situates the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective, bringing this modern classic fully up to date.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas with Her Boss (Harlequin Romance)

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Meg Jardine, personal assistant extraordinaire, is convinced she's about to lose her job. Her gorgeous, dark and deeply unimpressed boss, William McMaster, is stranded in Melbourne over Christmas├ó€"and it's all her fault! With her heart in her m outh, she invites the intimidating billionaire home for the holiday├ó€¦.

At Meg's chaotic, cozy family farm, William's cold reserve begins to melt away. Suddenly they're seeing each other in a whole new light, and country girl Meg has shot straight to the top of William's Christmas list!

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The Petit Appetit Cookbook: Easy, Organic Recipes to Nurture Your Baby and Toddler

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Fresh, wholesome meals that give little mouths something to smile about...

In The Petit Appetit Cookbook, mother and professional cook Lisa Barnes off ers a healthy all-organic alternative to commercially processed, preservative-filled foods to help create delicious menus, nurture adventurous palates, and begin a lifetime of positive eating habits for children.


- 150+ easy, fast, child-tested recipes for ages 4 months to 4 years
- Mealtime solutions for even the most finicky eaters
- Nutritional information for each recipe
- Time-saving cooking techniques
- The right age- and stage-appropriate food choices
- How and when to introduce solids to baby's diet
- Adapting family recipes for young children
- Recognizing signs of food allergies and intolerances

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Note the unsuspecting fly which has just landed in the beak of the chick on the left.
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Eastertide angel gathering eggs, surrounded by chicks - a Victorian style Easter greeting card illustration, circa 1911. Since we are only about two weeks away from Easter, I've decided to share some recent restorations on an Easter theme. This image was scanned from my personal collection and the color rest ored (digitally remastered). I also retouched it to remove scratches, cracks, smudges and age spots. This is typically about a 3 hour process. See the complete series below.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Giving Christ Control: First Place 4 Health Bible Study

Many diet experts agree that developing self-control is a key part of weight loss and weight management. But the Bible says that believers develop self-control only when Christ is at the center of their lives. The secret to self-control is giving up control to God! Through this new 12-week bible study, First Place 4 Health members will learn how to let go of their frantic need to control heir circumstances, which often leads to stress induced, out of control eating. They will also take positive steps toward letting God take over the management of their mind, emotions, body and spirit. As Christ moves into first place, life moves into balance.

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Bristol Township Police Report: Nov. 8

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Myanmar democracy activist Suu Kyi is free

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate makes a brief appearance before a cheering crowd and promises to speak at greater length Sunday. Her future is uncertain in the repressive nation. At 5:15 p.m., soldiers armed with rifles and tear-gas launchers pushed aside the barbed-wire barriers blocking University Avenue, and a swarm of supporters dashed the final 100 yards to the villa's gate. Twenty minutes ...

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WRUP: Geeking out at the dentist

As I sat in the dentist's waiting room this afternoon, awaiting for the inevitable moment when my name was called and I would find myself once again in the chair , I made an awkwardly audible nerdy squeal. Yuuuup, Star Wars cookie cutters at Williams Sonoma! Now, if only the cutters had paint-by-numbers indentations and pre-made frosting. What's everyone playing? Continue reading WRUP: Geeking ...

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Durant predicts long day for Lulay in Western Semifinal on TSN

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

by F de Falso

Question by smiley:

romance ??

The question I have for mother after you have ypur baby and they r at least some months old, do your affection side goes away? My hubby want roamance but I don't feel like it any more. We are both new parents, is this normal?

Best answer:

Answer by SuzyQ
It will come back. You have a lot of adjustments in your new life with baby. Romance isn't at the top right now. New dad's do need attention and affection though so try to do what you can to assure him that you still love and desire him.

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