A delightful selection of articles by the ever-popular A. A. Milne, many of which haven't been in print for decades. Introduced by the prize-winning children's author Frank Cottrell Boyce, this volume brings Milne's brilliant non-fiction back to the spotlight. A. A. Milne was a successful writer long before the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories made him famous. Milne had a talent for regularly turning out a thousand whimsical words on lost hats and umbrellas, golf, married life, cheap cigars, and any amount of life’s little difficulties. This anthology, spanning four decades of Milne’s life, includes his fiercely argued writings on pacifism. Happy Half-Hours features the very best of A. A. Milne in one delightful volume. “Milne’s gift to write amusingly about the most trivial things is a kind of blessing. The kind that can put you back together again when all else fails.” —Frank Cottrell-Boyce, from his introduction
A collection of selected images from the first 200 days of the Happy half-hours art project where I create a piece of art in 30 minutes, every day. I started this project - my Happy Half-hours - as a way to spur personal creativity. I set aside a small period of the day to do a short art project, away from my day-to-day routine of working at a computer screen. Often using just a pencil or some cut up magazines. The idea was to make something - anything - every day for thirty minutes. Each piece, and each creative burst, is then documented on my website. Many of the pieces were created in the 'downtime' of my daily commute, using source material captured onto my phone, which could then be edited, collaged and uploaded.Some of the half-hours are parts of larger projects, others stand alone as artworks in their own right. All were created within thirty minutes. This book is a representative selection of the first two hundred days.
INTOXICATINGLY DELICIOUS ICE CREAM Perfect for a fun party treat or special occasion dessert, these homemade frozen delights not only taste amazing, they also serve up a surprising kick—the shot of booze in each cup. Follow the authors’ clever technique by adding a generous pour of spirits to your homemade ice cream and you’ll soon be impressing family, friends and party guests with the coolest of 21-and-over desserts. Ice Cream Happy Hour offers sinfully spiked versions of the classics as well as your favorite cocktails churned and chilled: • Vanilla with Brandy •Chocolate with Grand Marnier, •Cookies and Cream with Vodka • Caramel with Spiced Rum •Maple with Bourbon •Jasmine Tea with Sake •Manhattan •White Russian •Whiskey Sour •Mojito •Lemon Drop •Strawberry Daiquiri With step-by-step instructions and beautiful photos, this book shows how easy it is to turn a standard flavor into a hard ice cream. Desserts like Tiramisu and Cherries Jubilee have long used liquor to add fun and flavor. Now and for the first time ever, this book shows how ice cream can be infused with booze to create exciting new frozen treats.
Happiness isn't the too-brief rush that comes from getting something you've wanted—it's the lasting great feeling that comes from becoming someone you want to be..... And someone others want to be with, too. No matter where you start, Happy can help you improve your life and permanently alter your happiness set point. Dr. Ian has inspired millions to lose weight. In counseling dieters, Smith learned that while achieving hard-fought and worthy goals can help make a person happy, even these real accomplishments aren't what make happiness stick. In Happy, Ian Smith presents a program that motivates readers to understand the behaviors and mind-sets that work and last, including: --How to be optimistic --Why optimism and realism are not opposites --How to get outside yourself --The importance of family and community --Why involvement leads to contentment --Shedding the treadmill mentality of getting and spending --Tapping the power of simple pleasures --Mastering modern life to live in the moment --What we can learn from the Danish people --How to be, not just to do Happy is a life-changing book from one of America's most trusted voices.
Happy Mommy Happy Baby is a short book about the importance of creating a routine for you and your baby while keeping in mind that there are certain needs that are first and foremost, essential to raising a baby and toddler, such as eating, sleeping and hygiene. Elizabeth forces mothers and fathers to take a look at the fact that a baby coming into their world is doing exactly that, coming into their world. It is up to them to decide what their babys needs are while still being able to focus on their own needs, each other and the needs of other children and responsibilities they may have. No matter if you are a stay at home mother or a part-time working mother or a full time working mother, the way in which your baby is cared for and what kind a routine he or she may need is up to you. No two mothers and fathers have the same lifestyle but the importance of creating a routine and sticking to it is imperative to create a sense of security for your baby and make things easier for you.
She lived at full throttle on stage, screen, and in real life, with highs that made history and lows that finally brought down the curtain at age forty-seven. Judy Garland died over thirty years ago, but no biography has so completely captured her spirit -- and demons -- until now. From her tumultuous early years as a child performer to her tragic last days, Gerald Clarke reveals the authentic Judy in a biography rich in new detail and unprecedented revelations. Based on hundreds of interviews and drawing on her own unfinished -- and unpublished -- autobiography, Get Happy presents the real Judy Garland in all her flawed glory. With the same skill, style, and storytelling flair that made his bestselling Capote a landmark literary biography, Gerald Clarke sorts through the secrets and the scandals, the legends and the lies, to create a portrait of Judy Garland as candid as it is compassionate. Here are her early years, during which her parents sowed the seeds of heartbreak and self-destruction that would plague her for decades ... the golden age of Hollywood, brought into sharp focus with cinematic urgency, from the hidden private lives of the movie world's biggest stars to the cold-eyed businessmen who controlled the machine ... and a parade of brilliant and gifted men -- lovers and artists, impresarios and crooks -- who helped her reach so many creative pinnacles yet left her hopeless and alone after each seemingly inevitable fall. Here, then, is Judy Garland in all her magic and despair: the woman, the star, the legend, in a riveting saga of tragedy, resurrection, and genius.
The Happy Student is written by a student for students. Daniel Wong doesnt have a PhD in education or psychology, but his transformation from unhappy overachiever to happy straight-A student has given him unique insight into what motivates students intrinsically. By sharing with readers his personal story and the five-step program he has developed, unmotivated students everywhere will understand how they, too, can find deep satisfaction in the pursuit of academic success.,
Proven ways to create a more loving family Research proves that happy families are good for health, longevity, peace of mind, productivity, and success. In The Secrets of Happy Families, Scott Haltzman offers an original approach to building family contentment that works for families of all ethnicities and make-ups–two-parent, single-parent, blended, childless, or same-sex couple. He provides a "positive psychology" way of solving family problems through strategy and leadership, including knowing and accepting who you are, taking a leadership role in loving and united relationships, building a network of support in extended families and communities, and making quality time for fun, adventures, holidays, and rituals.
Legally mandated reductions in the workweek can be either a constraint on individuals'' choice or a tool to coordinate individuals'' preferences for lower work hours. We confront these two hypotheses by studying the consequences of the workweek reduction in France from 39 to 35 hours, which was first applied to large firms in 2000. Using the timing difference by firm size to set up a quasi-experiment and data from the French labor force survey, we show that the law constrained the choice of a significant number of individuals: dual-job holdings increased, some workers in large firms went to small firms where hours were not constrained, and others were replaced by cheaper, unemployed individuals as relative hourly wages increased in large firms. Employment of persons directly affected by the law declined, although the net effect on aggregate employment was not significant.
First in a "superior military SF" (Booklist) series that follows a young officer who must fight to see justice done. Fresh from the Academy, Ensign Paul Sinclair has been assigned to the warship USS Michaelson, whose mission is to stop any foreign vessels from violating U.S. sovereign space. When Captain Peter Wakeman mistakenly destroys a civilian science ship perceived as hostile, Sinclair must testify against Wakeman at a court-martial hearing. But Sinclair believes that the severity of the charges against the captain are unjust--and becomes a witness for the defense...