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This book shows how all-consuming caregiving can be, how difficult it is to find support, and how the social and literary narratives that have long locked women into providing emotional labor have also kept them in unpaid caregiving roles. When Kate Washington and her husband, Brad, learned that he had cancer, they were a young couple: professionals with ascending careers, parents to two small chi…

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Shocked by a five-month arson spree that left rural Virginia reeling, Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse drove down to Accomack County to cover the trial of Charlie Smith, who pled guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. But Charlie wasn't lighting fires alone: he had an accomplice, his girlfriend Tonya Bundick. Through her depiction of the dangerous shift that happened in their passionate relat…

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Quinn has inherited the farm and workshop that once housed the famous Hardwick Ornament Company. She invests everything in reopening her family’s business and hires glass artist Nolan Vesser, whose family used to design ornaments for hers, to work his creative magic. After an accident burned Nolan’s studio to the ground, he thought he’d lost everything. But when he looked in his safety deposit box…

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In Briar Rose, better known as Sleeping Beauty, seven good fairies are invited to be godmothers to an infant princess. An old, overlooked fairy feels slighted and puts a deadly curse on the princess. A kind fairy modulates the curse from death to 100 years of deep sleep which can be broken by the kiss of a handsome prince. This combination of princess, sleep enchantment and rescue by prince exists…

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Colorado, July 1878. The nationally famous solar eclipse is almost upon the country, and a peak overlooking the fledgling town of Elkhorn is one of the centers of attention. In the midst of boisterous and chaotic frontier pre-celebrations, Caleb Marlowe?reluctantly deputized for the coming event?learns that local power broker Judge Horace Patterson is being targeted for assassination by agents of…

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The origins of Jack 'Flashgun' Casey can be traced to the 1930s detective pulp magazine 'Black Mask'; the hard-boiled photojournalist was introduced in the March 1934 issue by former newspaperman/ad exec George Harmon Coxe. So radio audiences received a formal introduction to Coxe's creation over CBS Radio beginning July 7, 1943. The series was originally titled 'Flashgun Casey,' but during its ru…

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The origins of Jack 'Flashgun' Casey can be traced to the 1930s detective pulp magazine 'Black Mask'; the hard-boiled photojournalist was introduced in the March 1934 issue by former newspaperman/ad exec George Harmon Coxe. So radio audiences received a formal introduction to Coxe's creation over CBS Radio beginning July 7, 1943. The series was originally titled 'Flashgun Casey', but during its ru…

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The origins of Jack 'Flashgun' Casey can be traced to the 1930s detective pulp magazine 'Black Mask'; the hard-boiled photojournalist was introduced in the March 1934 issue by former newspaperman/ad exec George Harmon Coxe. So radio audiences received a formal introduction to Coxe's creation over CBS Radio beginning July 7, 1943. The series was originally titled 'Flashgun Casey', but during its ru…

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Who could have predicted it? The daughter of Police Chief Bax Winchester married to a cop—Detective Ross Rierson. It’s a beautiful wedding, and the newlyweds are in bliss—even if they do have to postpone their Hawaiian honeymoon for now. In the meantime, Wendy is teaching a group of newbies the game of bridge so that they can join the Rosalie Country Club Bridge Bunch. One of the newcomers, flambo…

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An often-overlooked aspect of old time radio, overshadowed frequently by the stories told on the shows and the stars that performed them, was the fact that a crucial part of the medium was sound. Columbia Workshop not only paid attention to sound, but advanced how it was used on other programs then and now. Believing that ‘production, not the play, was the thing’, Irving Reis, the man behind the s…

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Narratives about decision making are often inadvertently tailored primarily to men. Meanwhile, narratives about women in business overlook decision making or offer advice that is unhelpful and can even backfire. How Women Decide fills this gap. It takes on the very real psychological and cultural obstacles women face, asks how these affect decision making, and suggests practical changes for approa…

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Modern business gurus all cry for the need to innovate, to disrupt, and to act like a startup. It's hard to argue with that kind of thinking. It's sexy and exciting. But it's wrong. Too many businesses become enamored by shiny new objects and end up overlooking the value locked away in their existing products. Maybe your business is one of them. Iconic Advantage is a different approach that allows…

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Amid the outcry concerning the legitimacy of elected officials, we overlook the unelected civil servants in federal, state, and local governments who truly uphold democracy. Contrary to unfounded “deep state” conspiracies, these 22 million people are the analysts, scientists, lawyers, accountants, educators, consultants, enforcers of regulations, and first responders who keep the country running a…

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The fourteen-year-old narrator of In Zanesville is a late bloomer; a sidekick, a marching band dropout, a disastrous babysitter, the kind of girl whose Eureka moment is the discovery that 'fudge' can't be said with an English accent. Luckily, she has a best friend with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood. In time, their friendship is tested - by their families' cla…

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When we meet a young woman with a serious illness, we tend to label her an outlier. But while we might think of young female patients as anomalies, they are, statistically, the primary demographic for many major illnesses. And they are also one of the most overlooked populations in our health-care system—a system that not only ignores young women to begin with, but women of color and trans women e…

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This clear and thoughtful introduction to building relationships with spirit guides and angels shows listeners how helpful they can be in everything from the simplest to the most challenging of decisions and how easy they are to connect with. Spirit guides help us accomplish the following: - Fulfill our purpose. - Make decisions that move us forward faster. - Stop sabotaging ourselves as well as j…

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The United States first Special Forces unit in World War II were known as Marine Raiders. As one Raider explained, Raiders learned a deadly proficiency with the bayonet, they learned to use knives in hand-to-hand combat, and they learned to throw them with the infallible accuracy of vaudeville experts. They were taught to maneuver as well at night as by day, as well in brush as in open country, as…

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In a poor West Virginia town decimated by the opioid epidemic, teenagers Jane and Henry have it even worse than most: their father is Hollis Lusher, a convicted serial killer known as “the Blind Spot Slasher.” However, despite being bullied at school, the siblings still believe in their father’s innocence. And now a popular true-crime podcast is coming to town and stirring things up. Meanwhile, an…

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In this fascinating course on the Roman monarchy, republic, and empire, you will explore the essentials of Roman civilization: the creation of a city at the center of world history, its political legacy, its architectural and cultural achievements, its treatment of women and slaves, and its tragic flaws. You will begin by placing ancient Rome in world history by looking at its origins and contexts…

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Simon The only thing that stands in the way of my revenge is her. The lying scheming daughter of the man who killed my parents. She has the secrets I need to bring down her father. And I’ll do anything to get them. I will lie to her. Steal from her. Use her. Ruin her. It helps that our chemistry is explosive. What I’m not expecting is for her to be so sweet. And so strong. So…irresistible. Penny A…

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Enjoy this lively course on one of Christianity’s greatest figures. St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430) is unquestionably one of the most influential figures in Western Civilization. According to his rival and contemporary, St. Jerome, Augustine “established anew the ancient faith.” A preeminent Doctor of the Church, saint, and patron of the Augustinian religious order, he had an indelible influence…

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On a hill overlooking a refugee camp in Sudan, a young man strings up bedsheets that, in an act of imaginative resilience, will serve as a screen in his silent cinema. From the cinema he can see all the comings and goings in the camp, especially those of two new arrivals: a girl named Saba, and her mute brother, Hagos. For these siblings, adapting to life in the camp is not easy. Saba mourns the f…

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Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets-and astronauts-into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African-American women. Originally relegated to teaching math in t…

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Cross suggests that the most important, and often overlooked, duty for a CEO is thinking about how to improve his or her business and how to be a leader. He conveys why strategy and execution, while important, should take a back seat to authenticity and responsibility, and that the essential elements of the CEO role can be accomplished in several 60-minute sessions every week. Executives may fill…

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Explore one of the most enigmatic gospels with a celebrated New Testament scholar. Most scholars agree that the Gospel according to Mark is the earliest of the four canonical gospels. It is also the shortest, with swift dramatic turns throughout its fast-paced narrative. Because of its brevity, Mark’s Gospel leaves many questions unanswered, and it has often been overlooked in the history of Chris…

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The Memo is the much-needed career advice guide for women of color specifically, finally ending the one-size-fits-all approach of business books that lump together women across races and overlook the unique barriers to success for women of color. In a charismatic and relatable voice, Minda Harts brings her entrepreneurial experience as CEO of The Memo to the page, as well as her past career life a…

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Twenty-seven years ago, Matthieu Ricard gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism-not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest living masters. Years later, this project was born, and Richard met with his father, Jean-Francois Revel-a French philosopher who became world famous for his challenges to both Communism an…

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July 22, 2011 was the darkest day in Norway’s history since Nazi Germany’s invasion. It was one hundred eighty-nine minutes of terror—from the moment the bomb exploded outside a government building until Anders Behring Breivik was apprehended by the police at Utoya Island. Breivik murdered seventy-seven people, most of them teenagers and young adults, and wounded hundreds more. Breivik is a 'lone…

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From longtime disability activist Al Etmanski comes this fascinating account of how people with disabilities change the world and the lessons they can teach us about surviving and thriving in turbulent times. The Power of Disability corrects what history has overlooked: the indispensable contributions of people with disabilities. At 1.2 billion, they are the largest minority group in the world and…

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Legal scholar Carlos Ball tells the overlooked story of how LGBTQ activism aimed at corporations since the Stonewall riots helped turn them from enterprises either indifferent to or openly hostile toward sexual minorities and transgender individuals into reliable and powerful allies of the movement for queer equality. As a result of street protests and boycotts during the 1970s, AIDS activism dire…

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In this unique insider account, John H. Sununu pays tribute to his former boss - an intelligent, thoughtful, modest leader - and his overlooked accomplishments. Though George H. W. Bush is remembered for orchestrating one of the largest and most successful military campaigns in history - the Gulf War - Sununu argues that conventional wisdom misses many of Bush's other great achievements. During hi…

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The sacraments are seven enduring pillars of the faith, triumphantly revealing Christ alive in the world today. And yet few truly understand these signs of God's grace. Now you can transform your understanding of the sacraments with this powerful course. Insightfully taught by liturgical expert Dr. Daniel Van Slyke, this course will deliver you to the heart of the Catholic faith. Its unique approa…

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How does the Holy Spirit make a difference in the Church, the world, and your own life? Far too often, people overlook the influence of the Spirit. And yet according to Church teaching, the Spirit is equal to the Father and the Son, playing a fundamental role in the Scriptures and life of Jesus. In this course, you will awaken a deeper appreciation and greater awareness of the third Person of the…

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In his youth, Eboo Patel was inspired by love-based activists like John Lewis, Martin Luther King Jr., Badshah Khan, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Dorothy Day, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Drawing on his twenty years of experience seeking to promote positive social change after founding the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), Patel tells the stories of what he learned and how he learne…

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Special-interest money is destroying our democratic process. But now that the Citizens United decision has thrown out campaign spending limits as abridgments of free speech, Americans want to know what they can do about it. There's nothing inherently unconstitutional in limiting the amount of speech, Cressman insists. We do it all the time-cities control when and where demonstrations can take plac…

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The United States is recognized as the most religiously diverse country in the world, and yet its laws and customs, which many have come to see as normal features of American life, actually keep the Constitutional ideal of “religious freedom for all” from becoming a reality. Christian beliefs, norms, and practices infuse our society; they are embedded in our institutions, creating the structures a…

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Videos

As Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel gears up to celebrate its 191st Christmas, Chef Garry joins forces with the engineering team to build a train set that runs around the lobby, while the pastry team constructs a gingerbread village that seems to get bigger every year. This is Christmas on a grand scale: designer cocktails, thousands of turkey dinners, and booked-up festive afternoon teas. This year, tho…

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It is a cold case that after 50 years still haunts Italy today. The case is known as the Monster of Florence and it involved the ritualistic serial murder of eight young couples around Florence in the 1980s. In most cases, the sexual organs of the female victims were mutilated and cut out. For the first time in English, made for the international market, this impeccably researched documentary tell…

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Tahiti French Polynesia: Travel to the South Pacific to explore French Polynesia and the island of Tahiti. Moorea Island French Polynesia: The island of Moorea is a slow paced island with just a few hundred people. Stay in a jungle lodge overlooking the waters of the South Pacific. Bora Bora: Stay in an over water bungalow with a glass floor on a motu while helping the local turtle population. Fee…

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