In the world of smartphones, instant internet access and on-demand documentaries, studying should be easier than ever. Yet all this background noise can make us unfocused and inefficient learners. So how can you cut through the distractions and get back to productive, rewarding learning? Four little words: Think like a Ninja. Paralysed by procrastination? Harness some Ninja Focus to get things started. Overwhelmed by exam nerves? You need some Zen-like Calm to turn those butterflies into steely focus. Surrounded by too many scrappy notes and unfinished to-do lists? Get Weapon-savvy with the latest organizational technology.
Elsa Maxwell's life was one of great self-invention. Built like a bulldog, with a face to match, she rose from simple beginnings as an only child in San Francisco to take New York City society - at its most mid-century cosmopolitan - by storm. In London, Paris, Venice, and Monte Carlo, royalty, both genuine and aspiring, clamoured for invitations to Elsa's legendary parties. At those glamorous happenings the titled, the talented, the monied, and those on the make all mixed together in let-'er-rip gaiety. Her guests expected the unexpected: black ties and paper plates, murder parties, treasure hunts, elephants, elaborate costumes.
A self-help guide for youth, Juvenile Arthritis: The Ultimate Teen Guide is also useful to family members, friends, and caregivers of those suffering from the disease. Author Kelly Rouba has prepared a truly comprehensive resource without making it overwhelming, in order to help those who have the disease lead the best life possible. As someone diagnosed with a severe form of juvenile arthritis at the age of two, Rouba is very familiar with how difficult—physically and emotionally—it can be to live with this chronic illness.
The Playwright's Muse is straightforward in structure, moving from playwright to playwright and coupling an intellectual essay on each with an interview. It is one of those books that one might assume to be primarily of interest to playwrights; but, on the contrary, Herrington's classy collection is a perfect bedside read for those who simply love the theater–and love learning how the lives of its artists affect its creation.
Improve Your Spelling with Lots of Tests and Puzzles
How good is your spelling? If you are never quite sure when i goes before e, or a word ends in ance or ence, this is the book for you. Clear and simple explanations unravel the rules and regulations of English punctuation - as well as all those frustrating exceptions - with special emphasis given to those tricky language problems that people often find difficult. Entertaining puzzles and quizzes enable you to test yourself on what you have learned, and to check your progress.
From the earliest days of mankind battles have been used to settle conflicts and as a tool by those with dreams and ambitions of conquering the world. They were often horribly gruesome for those involved, but played pivotal roles in history. Here we take a close look at eight epic battles, examining just how they were won and lost.