Super-Smart Shopping:An Introduction to Financial Literacy Mattie Reynolds
A frank and hilarious guide to every man´s mind-numbing nemesis: Shopping. Guys, spent one too many Saturdays marooned at the mall? Rejuvenate your manhood with the Shopping Survival Guide for Men. This indispensable sanity-saver exposes the hidden history and insidious psychology of shopping. Hint: it´s crazy. Plus, this book cool-headedly guides you through the treacherous, credit card-melting mazes of: Shoes: ´´If you´ve ever been in the shoe section of any major department store, you now know what the gross national product of Belgium would look like if it consisted of footwear, which, for all I know about Belgium, it does.´´ Makeup: ´´Egyptians used cochineal bugs to make red dye for their lips, and I don´t even care what ´cochineal´ means because the word ´bugs´ is after it.´´ Prom Dress Shopping: ´´Like most men, all you know about prom dresses is that they are more expensive than a good set of tires.´´ Fashion Terminology: ´´Puckered Bodice: A banned professional wrestling move involving a lemon, a folding chair, and a car battery.´´ Shopping History: ´´1687: Isaac Newton develops the law of universal gravity after his wife´s shoe rack collapses on him.´´ Don´t get dragged to the mall without it! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037356/bk_acx0_037356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sophie Kinsella has conquered the hearts of millions with her New York Times best-selling Shopaholic novels, which feature the irresistible one-woman shopping phenomenon Becky Bloomwood. Now Becky´s back in a hilarious, heartwarming tale of married life, best friends, and long-lost sisters (and the perils of simply having to own an Angel handbag!). What´s a round-the-world honeymoon if you can´t buy the odd souvenir to ship back home? Like the Chinese urns and 20 silk dressing gowns Becky found in Hong Kong, the five kilim rugs from Turkey, the splendid hand-carved dining table (and ten chairs) from Sri Lanka, the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband Luke expressly forbade her to buy)... Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London and Luke is furious. Two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their usually immaculate loft, and the bills for them are outrageous. Becky´s even maxed out on her second secret credit card, and she doesn´t have a new job yet! Luke insists she go on a budget. And worse: her beloved best friend Suze has found a new best friend while Becky was away. Becky´s feeling rather blue, when her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister! Becky is thrilled! She´s convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They´ll go shopping together, drink cappuccinos together, have manicures together, and watch their favorite videos together. Until she meets Jessica for the first time and gets the shock of her life. Surely Becky Bloomwood´s sister can´t...hate shopping? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Kellgren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000477/bk_rand_000477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do your kids think that clean, folded clothes magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? Do you think it´s your job to pave their road to success? As parents, so often we hover, race in to save, and do everything we can for our kids - unintentionally reinforcing their belief that the world revolves around them. When Kay Wyma realized that an attitude of entitlement had crept into her home, this mother of five got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her kids to basic life skills. From making beds to grocery shopping to refinishing a deck chair, the Wyma family experienced for themselves the ways meaningful work can transform self-absorption into earned self-confidence and concern for others. With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of removing her own kids from the center of the universe. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign against youth entitlement. As Kay says, ´´Here´s to seeing what can happen when we tell our kids, ´I believe in you, and I´m going to prove it by putting you to work.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000871/bk_hove_000871_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Raymond’s going out today With his Dad to fly away Over to the shopping mall To hunt some food for one and all What will he see when he gets there? What will they get to eat and share? What is the big thing in the clouds? Come and listen, and I’ll tell you now! Other children’s titles: Magnus and Molly and the Floating Chairs A Bird´s Tale Zak and Zara and the Invisibility Ball The Alphabet Zoo Windy and Wendy get Bendy and Fly! Ace Has an Accident! Adult titles: Saving Eden (ecology romance) The Market Lads and Me (adult humor) Brick Lane (communal living comedy) The Time-Travel Twins (time-travel tale) 1. Language: English. Narrator: S. C. Hamill, Maria Tamayo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109086/bk_acx0_109086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your life is dominated by your unconscious mind: by thoughts you´re unaware of and movements you don´t realise you are making. Words, colours, mannerisms, and other cues you don´t realise are affecting you change what you think. The confidence you have in your ability to reason and to consciously choose what to do is caused by a series of illusions that scientists are only just beginning to understand. The discovery of these illusions will change the way we see ourselves more than the discoveries of Darwin and Copernicus. Unthink explores the unconscious decisions we make, and covers a variety of topics, ranging from how we choose politicians and romantic partners to more abstract subjects such as whether we can consciously decide to move our fingers. The counter-intuitive observations that Chris makes in the book include:If you want someone to fancy you, wear red and meet them somewhere frightening.When waitresses repeat customers´ orders back to them instead of just saying ´yes´ they receive bigger tips.To reduce your shopping bill, start at the beer and snacks end of the store and work backwards.If you sit someone in an upright chair when you give them good news they will be prouder of their achievements.Having a picture of your family on your desk might make you work harder, but you´ll be rattier when you get home! Chris Paley shows us how we can understand ourselves and others better, by having a greater understanding of the way that the unconscious mind has an impact on the way we live our lives.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000686/bk_hodd_000686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Growing up in boring and cold Minnesota, I always knew I was a submissive. Whenever the neighborhood boys and I would play cowboys and Indians, I always wanted to be the Indian, who always happened to be tied up to a tree. For some reason, even at that early age, I knew I liked boys and I knew that I liked to be tied up by them.When I became an adult, nothing changed with me preference wise, if anything, I became more attracted to men than ever before and I became even more so a submissive than I had ever thought would be possible.I moved to California, to a little community in San Diego called Hillcrest. Hillcrest was just a few minutes from Downtown San Diego and the best part of it was that it was an entire gay community. There were nightclubs, bars, stores for shopping, restaurants and most of all - men. Lots of gay men to dominate me.I work at a hair salon as a hair stylist. Most of my clients are gay men and I love servicing them in the salon chair. I´m not the full blown flamboyant gay man, like most men who are gay hairstylists are, but if you met me, you would definitely know I swing for the same team. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019946/bk_acx0_019946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The primary objective in the ninth edition of Retailing Management is to inform students about the exciting new developments in the retail industry. Retailing has evolved into a high tech, global, growth industry. Retailers like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Amazon, Starbucks, and Kroger are some of the most admired and sophisticated businesses in the world. The developments in the industry are providing challenging and rewarding opportunities for students interested in retailing careers and companies supporting the retail industry such as IBM, Procter & Gamble, and Google. In preparing this edition, the authors focused on five important developments: (1) the use of big data and analytical methods for decision making, (2) the application of social media and smart phones for communicating with customers and enhancing their shopping experience, (3) the issues involved in utilizing a mobile channel and providing a seamless multichannel experience for customers, (4) the engagement in corporate social responsibility activities - the consideration of society when making business decisions, and (5) the impact of globalization on the retail industry. We are pleased to announce the addition of Professor Dhruv Grewal, The Toyota Chair of Commerce and Electronic Business, and Professor of Marketing at Babson College to the Retailing Management author team. Dhruv brings years of academic experience to the project, as evidenced by dozens of retailing-related articles that he has co-authored. He also co-edited the Journal of Retailing from 2001 to 2007 with Michael Levy, a close colleague and collaborator for over 20 years.