By effectively demonstrating the relationship between plot and scene and explaining the art of story design, Blockbuster Plots offers writers proven techniques for creating more focused and balanced plotlines.
The Extraordinary Teachings of a Thai Buddhist Laywoman
Author: Upasika Kee Nanayon
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Upasika Kee was a uniquely powerful spiritual teacher. Evocative of the great Ajahn Chah, her teachings are earthy, refreshingly direct, and hard-hitting. In the twentieth century, she grew to become one of the most famous teachers in Thailand--male or female--all the more remarkable because, rarer still, she was not a monastic but a layperson. Her relentless honesty, along with her encouraging voice, is one reason so many contemporary Buddhist teachers recall Upasika Kee so fondly, and so often. With this book, readers seeking something reminiscent of the classic Mindfulness in Plain English can receive instruction on meditation practice as they become acquainted with the legacy of a renowned Buddhist figure. Pure and Simple, the first widely-available collection of her writings, will be gratefully received not only by those who knew Upasika Kee, but by anyone who encounters her for the first time in its pages.
The American Federation of Labor and Political Activism, 1881–1917
Author: Julie Greene
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
Scholarship on American labor politics has been dominated by the view that the American Federation of Labor, the dominant labor organization, rejected political action in favor of economic strategies. Based upon extensive research into labor and political party records, this study demonstrates that, despite the common belief, the AFL devoted great attention to political activity. The organization's main strategy, however, which Julie Greene terms 'pure and simple politics', dictated that trade unionists alone should shape American labor politics. Exploring the period from 1881 to 1917, Pure and Simple Politics focuses on the quandaries this approach generated for American trade unionists. Politics for AFL members became a highly contested terrain, as leaders attempted to implement a strategy which many rank-and-file workers rejected. Furthermore, its drive to achieve political efficacy increasingly exposed the AFL to forces beyond its control, as party politicians and other individuals began seeking to influence labor's political strategy and tactics.
Dominic "Nick" Certo who appears on the front cover, with beard, has practiced the success formulas contained herein, for several years. As a young serviceman he won Regimental and Division championships in boxing and track. He went on to graduate from Northwest Missouri State University in the top ten percent of his class. After serving with the Marines in Vietnam his love for sports continued, bringing him to class titles in Mr. Northern States, Mr. North America then on to world judging status as an official of the IFBB for professional shows, appearing on ABC's Wide World of Sports and NBC's Sportsworld. He has judged and produced Mr. & Mrs. Olympia, trained several bodybuilding champions, and coached the first professional team to tour China and Hungary. Dom "Nick" has been a guest on radio and TV all across the country. He has succeeded as a top salesperson, executive and business entrepreneur. This is his third book and first "self-help" journal. Success-Pure and Simple " It could be one of those books to live by!"-Edyie Tangreti, Editor, Allegheny News " will teach the reader how to use his strengths to the best advantage, regardless of his or her chosen field "-Russell Weiner, Managing Editor, Muscle Up, Muscle & Bodybuilder
"Beauty Pure and Simple provides an all-natural, holistic view of skincare and beauty drawn from both the latest in skincare science and from Ayurveda, a system of wellness that has been practiced for thousands of years on the Indian subcontinent. In this practical guide, Kristen Ma, who is both a popular esthetician and an Ayurvedic practitioner, provides a skincare and beauty regimen that is easy to use, safe, and effective. Ma gives a clear and readable explanation of skin biology and the basics of Ayurveda as it applies to skin health, helps readers determine their true skin type according to their specific dosha (physical constitution according to Ayurvedic principles), and then recommends individualized regimens with easy-to-obtain products. She also covers such topics as the influence of diet on skin, dealing with skin changes that come with aging, protecting skin from the sun and pollutants, the effect of stress on skin and how to cope with it, and how to treat common problems such as dark circles under the eyes, breakouts, acne, eczema, rosacea, puffy eyes, hyperpigmentation, and many others. Ma is a persuasive advocate for chemical-free products and biodegradable or recyclable packaging, and she alerts readers to the harmful ingredients that are ubiquitous in most products and treatments on the market and recommends alternatives. "--
In this follow-up to Taste Pure and Simplewinner of the James Beard Cookbook Award—Michel Nischan takes his philosophy of healthy cooking from garden to kitchen. Inspired to provide his growing family with meals as full of flavor as those he'd enjoyed at his mother's table, Michel planted a garden of his own. The result was a delicious array of recipes based on the best the garden—or, if you're not that fortunate, the organic produce in the farmers' market or grocery store—has to offer. Sweet tomatoes and bitter lettuces, peppery radishes and succulent strawberries—these are but a handful of fruits, herbs, and vegetables that, served alone or combined with quality meats and poultry, ripened cheeses, or whole grains, inspired these 80 seasonal recipes, each one as good for the body as it is for the palate. Including a superb chapter on extending the harvest, full of fruit preserves and jams, pickled vegetables, sauces, salsas, flavored oils, spice mixes, and even a few refreshing drinks, Homegrown Pure and Simple is a book that not only conveys the sheer joy of feeding family and friends well, but also takes healthy cooking to an exciting—and delicious—new level.
There is no more important substance on earth than water: it is the source of life, one of the four classic elements and makes up over 70% of our bodies and our planet. This remarkable new book allows us to discover and understand more about this most common of molecules.
Irresistible Recipes for Good Food and Good Health
Author: Michel Nischan
Pubpsher: Chronicle Books
As seen on Oprah! Acclaimed chef Michel Nischan knows that eating well is all about balance, and his beautiful cookbook proves that robust meals can be both healthy and flavorful. Avoiding the high-fat dairy products prevalent in so many cookbooks, he uses vegetable juices and olive oil to achieve the same luscious flavors. Who knew that sweet potatoes make a rich sauce that's fabulous drizzled over coriander-seasoned duck? Or that creamy white bean dip spread on crusty bread could make you forget about butter? And after eating a healthful dinner, it's okay to indulge in a dessert, like Flourless Hazelnut Cake. A chapter on basics provides a solid foundation of stocks and sauces, while the glossary describes how to find and use unusual ingredients. For the good home cook who craves something new and delicious and particularly those who want to eat well while maintaining a heart-healthy diet, it's simply a matter of Taste Pure and Simple.
It doesn’t matter if you lead a business, a nonprofit organization, or a sports team; you need to know how to get the most out of your players. Join Coach Joe Sasso, a sales and training expert, as he takes away the mystery of figuring out why teams succeed or fail. Learn how to overcome obstacles and change “me” to “we.” Coach Joe also shares ways to be a mentor to promising people; get the most value out of hardened veterans; make yourself available to team members; and inspire people without even speaking. Teamwork demands both diversity and inclusion of all members. Focus on the vision, and be sure to communicate and take decisive action. By doing so, you’ll help your team achieve results. Whether you are a new salesperson or manager or a seasoned sales professional or manager, you can be inspired to be better than ever before. During these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to focus on Sales Team Leadership so you can make sales happen right the first time—right now!