Better Than New

Better Than New
Author: Nicole Curtis
Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: Artisan
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781579657314
Language: en
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A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them. Nicole Curtis is the tough, soulful, charismatic dynamo who for the past twenty years has worked tirelessly to restore historical houses, often revitalizing neighborhoods in the process. And also, in the process, drawing millions of fans to her television show, Rehab Addict, where they follow each step of the hard work and singular vision that transform the seemingly lost cause of a run-down building into a beautifully restored home. But there is so much more to this self-taught expert and working mom. With hersignature irresistible honesty and energy, Curtis writes about a project that every reader will find compelling: how she rehabbed herself. Better Than New reveals what’s not seen on TV—Curtis’s personal battles and her personal triumphs, her complicated relationships, her life as a single mother, the story of how she got started remodeling houses, and the consuming ins and outs of producing a megahit television show while keeping up with two kids, two rescue dogs, and countless tasks on her home renovation punch lists. Followers of the show will get an inside look at some of her most famous restorations, including the Dollar house, the Minnehaha house, the Campbell Street project, and the Ransom Gillis mansion. Part inspirational memoir and part self-help guide, Better Than New is a journey ineight chapters—each pinned to the story of a house that Curtis has remodeled, each delivering a hard-fought lesson about life—that takes readers to the place we all want to be: home.

Better Than New

Better Than New
Author: Daniel H. Kiser
Release: 2014-05-29
Editor: Outskirts Press
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781478730583
Language: en
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It would be wonderful if every Christian could maintain the newness and wholesomeness of his or her salvation experience. But the unfortunate reality is Christians do sin. There may be a number of Josephs and Daniels within the ranks of Christendom who succeed in retaining a sterling character from start to finish. Human experience, however, reveals that the greater part of God’s family consists of people like David, Samson, Jonah, Jacob, and Simon Peter; people who, for one reason or another, lose the enthusiasm, spiritual strength, and sensitivity that once characterized their lives. Spiritual battles, temptations, disappointments, and failures take their toll. Harmful indiscretions cause painful bruising to the soul. Prodigal sons and daughters abound. But in spite of self-inflicted wounds there is good news; there is great news. God’s love and compassion abound even more. His desire is not to discard damaged lives. God’s intention is to restore wayward sons and daughters to their proper place in His family. The Father’s plan is to make them “better than new.” This book explores the process by which the “better than new” condition can be realized.

Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New

Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New
Author: Cindy Beall
Release: 2016
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780736967112
Language: en
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You've made a commitment to see your marriage healed, so now what? Whether your relationship is recovering from an affair, pornography addiction, or just years of coasting, Cindy Beall shares from her redeemed-marriage journey to help you.

Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New

Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New
Author: Cindy Beall
Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780736967129
Language: en
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What's Better Than New? God's Best You've made a commitment to see your marriage healed, so now what? Whether your relationship is recovering from an affair, pornography addiction, or just years of coasting, Cindy Beall shares from her redeemed-marriage journey to help you trust completely in God's ability and grace heal deeply by restoring faith in a future build wisely from the foundation up live fully by embracing your renewed relationship invest generously in your marriage and in other people Insightful questions, biblical teachings to counter lies, and stories of rebuilt marriages lead you to God's healing and the hope of helping others from the place you once had deep pain. Cindy Beall provides undeniable proof that God is a Redeemer regardless of how messy, difficult, or painful our current relationships are. Lisa Harper, bestselling author and Bible teacher I'm a massive Cindy Beall fan. If your relationship needs a tune-up or a complete overhaul, read this book with an open heart and I believe God will do a new work in you. Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church

Better Than New Mejor Con Nuevo

Better Than New Mejor Con Nuevo
Author: Robert Broder
Release: 2022-05-24
Editor: Patagonia
Pages: 44
ISBN: 1952338034
Language: es
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"Will You Help Me?" Isidora and Julian, playing in the Chilean ocean, hear a plaintive cry -- a sea lion is tangled in an abandoned fishing net. They free their ocean friend then consider what to do with the net. With the help of a bird building its nest, they recycle it into something useful again, something better than new. Presented in both English and Spanish, Better than New: A Recycle Tale/Mejor que Nuevo: Un cuenta de reciclaje is an inspiring story that presents children with a problem and shows how they find the solution, while teaching about the dangers of ocean pollution and encouraging a healthy relationship with the natural world.Issues covered: Plastic pollution in the ocean -- the harm it has on sea life Abandoned fishing nets, also known as ghost nets, as one particularly dangerous source of pollution They can be collected (instead of dumped) and made into other things - like fabric How this is done at a recycle facility - melting and restructuring into fabric, then made into clothing Kids will think it is super cool that they are wearing old fishing nets! Kids learn, "You can help the planet with the choices you make in what you wear." "You, too, can help save the fish and other sea life." Kids learn from other animals in nature Empathy toward sea life Taking action and having a positive outcome "¿Me ayudarás?" Isidora y Julián, jugando en el océano chileno, escuchan un llanto lastimero: un león marino está enredado en una red de pesca abandonada. Liberan a su amigo del océano y luego consideran qué hacer con la red. Con la ayuda de un pájaro que construye su nido, lo reciclan en algo útil nuevamente, algo mejor que nuevo.Presentado tanto en inglés como en español, Mejor que Nuevo: Un cuenta de reciclaje / Better than New: A Recycle Tale es una historia inspiradora que presenta a los niños un problema y muestra cómo encuentran la solución, mientras les enseñan sobre los peligros de la contaminación del océano y Fomentar una relación sana con el mundo natural. Temas cubiertos:Contaminación plástica en el océano: el daño que causa a la vida marinaRedes de pesca abandonadas, también conocidas como redes fantasma, como una fuente de contaminación particularmente peligrosaSe pueden recolectar (en lugar de tirar) y convertirlos en otras cosas, como tela.Cómo se hace esto en una instalación de reciclaje: fundir y reestructurar en tela, luego convertirlo en ropa¡Los niños pensarán que es genial que estén usando viejas redes de pesca!Los niños aprenden: "Puedes ayudar al planeta con las decisiones que tomas en cuanto a lo que te pones"."Tú también puedes ayudar a salvar a los peces y otras especies marinas".Los niños aprenden de otros animales de la naturaleza.Empatía hacia la vida marinaActuar y obtener un resultado positivo

Better Than Before

Better Than Before
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Release: 2015-03-17
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385679466
Language: en
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From the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home comes a book that tackles the question: How do we make good habits that are easy, effortless, and automatic? Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she tests out on herself and others. In doing so, she discovers answers to questions such as: • At times, I've picked up a habit overnight, but other times, it's taken years to develop. Why? • Why do some people resist habits, while others adopt them eagerly? • I want to help my child/spouse/colleagues make a change. What can I do? • Why do I resist other people's advice on how to change, even if I think they are right? • How do I make good habits convenient and easy? Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself, and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves, and our own habit-tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue the habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals. — Included in Oprah's Super Soul 100 list

It s Better Than It Looks

It s Better Than It Looks
Author: Gregg Easterbrook
Release: 2018-02-20
Editor: PublicAffairs
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781610397421
Language: en
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Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever? Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series of deeply troubling, even existential problems: fascism, terrorism, environmental collapse, racial and economic inequality, and more. Yet this narrative misses something important: by almost every meaningful measure, the modern world is better than it ever has been. In the United States, disease, crime, discrimination, and most forms of pollution are in long-term decline, while longevity and education keep rising and economic indicators are better than in any past generation. Worldwide, malnutrition and extreme poverty are at historic lows, and the risk of dying by war or violence is the lowest in human history. It's not a coincidence that we're confused--our perspectives on the world are blurred by the rise of social media, the machinations of politicians, and our own biases. Meanwhile, political reforms like the Clean Air Act and technological innovations like the hybridization of wheat have saved huge numbers of lives. In that optimistic spirit, Easterbrook offers specific policy reforms to address climate change, inequality, and other problems, and reminds us that there is real hope in conquering such challenges. In an age of discord and fear-mongering, It's Better Than It Looks will profoundly change your perspective on who we are, where we're headed, and what we're capable of.

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Release: 2012-06-26
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781443418195
Language: en
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What if you could change your life--without changing your life? Gretchen had a good marriage, two healthy daughters, and work she loved--but one day, stuck on a city bus, she realized that time was flashing by, and she wasn’t thinking enough about the things that really mattered. “I should have a happiness project,” she decided. She spent the next year test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Each month, she pursued a different set of resolutions: go to sleep earlier, quit nagging, forget about results, or take time to be silly. Bit by bit, she began to appreciate and amplify the happiness that already existed in her life. Written with humour and insight, Gretchen’s story will inspire you to start your own happiness project. Now in a beautiful, expanded edition, Gretchen offers a wealth of new material including happiness paradoxes and practical tips on many daily matters: being a more light-hearted parent, sticking to a fitness routine, getting your sweetheart to do chores without nagging, coping when you forget someone’s name and more.

Better Than You

Better Than You
Author: Trudy Ludwig
Release: 2011
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781582463803
Language: en
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Tyler's friend Jake continually boasts about his abilities, making Tyler feel bad about himself until his Uncle Kevin and new neighbor Niko help him see that Jake is the one with the problem.

We Can Do Better Than This

We Can Do Better Than This
Author: Amelia Abraham
Release: 2021-06-03
Editor: Random House
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781473580954
Language: en
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How do we shape a better world for LGBTQ+ people? Olly Alexander, Peppermint, Owen Jones, Beth Ditto, Shon Faye and more share their stories and visions for the future. 'A vital addition to your bookshelf' Stylist, 5 Books for Summer 'Captivating... A must-read' Gay Times, Books of the Year In We Can Do Better Than This, 35 voices - actors, musicians, writers, artists and activists - answer this vital question, at a time when the queer community continues to suffer discrimination and extreme violence. Through deeply moving stories and provocative new arguments on safety and visibility, dating and gender, care and community, they present a powerful manifesto for how - together - we can change lives everywhere. 'Powerful, inspiring...urgent' Attitude 'Read and be inspired' Peter Tatchell 'Illuminating' Paul Mendez, author of Rainbow Milk 'Friendly and fierce' Jeremy Atherton Lin, author of Gay Bar

Abundance

Abundance
Author: Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler
Release: 2014-09-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781451616835
Language: en
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The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

In Defense of Elitism

In Defense of Elitism
Author: Joel Stein
Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781455591466
Language: en
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From Thurber finalist and former star Time columnist Joel Stein comes a "brilliant exploration" (Walter Isaacson) of America's political culture war and a hilarious call to arms for the elite. "I can think of no one more suited to defend elitism than Stein, a funny man with hands as delicate as a baby full of soft-boiled eggs." —Jimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! The night Donald Trump won the presidency, our author Joel Stein, Thurber Prize finalist and former staff writer for Time Magazine, instantly knew why. The main reason wasn't economic anxiety or racism. It was that he was anti-elitist. Hillary Clinton represented Wall Street, academics, policy papers, Davos, international treaties and the people who think they're better than you. People like Joel Stein. Trump represented something far more appealing, which was beating up people like Joel Stein. In a full-throated defense of academia, the mainstream press, medium-rare steak, and civility, Joel Stein fights against populism. He fears a new tribal elite is coming to replace him, one that will fend off expertise of all kinds and send the country hurtling backward to a time of wars, economic stagnation and the well-done steaks doused with ketchup that Trump eats. To find out how this shift happened and what can be done, Stein spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists. All the while using the biggest words he knows.

Madness Is Better Than Defeat

Madness Is Better Than Defeat
Author: Ned Beauman
Release: 2018-02-13
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780385353007
Language: en
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In 1938, two rival expeditions descend on an ancient temple recently discovered in the jungles of Honduras, one intending to shoot a huge Hollywood production on location there, the other to disassemble the temple and ship it back to New York. A seemingly endless stalemate ensues. Twenty years later, a rogue CIA agent sets out to exploit the temple for his own ends, unaware that it is a locus of conspiracies far grander than anyone could ever have guessed. Shot through with intrigue, ingenuity, and adventure, and showcasing Beauman’s riotous humor, spectacular imagination, and riveting prose, Madness Is Better Than Defeat is a novel without parallel: inventive, anarchic, and delightfully insane.

Finding Mr Better Than You

Finding Mr  Better Than You
Author: Shani Petroff
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Swoon Reads
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250294333
Language: en
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A heartbroken teen, with the help of her best friends, goes on a quest to find the perfect boyfriend, and in the end learns that some things are more important than boys in Shani Petroff's fun YA contemporary novel Finding Mr. Better-Than-You. Camryn Roth has it all planned out: a perfect senior year with her friends and then it's off to Columbia with her boyfriend, Marc. But the first week of school, everything falls apart. Not only does she not have enough extracurriculars for her dream school, her relationship falls to pieces when Marc publically dumps her! With the help of her two best friends, Camryn is determined to pull her life back together. Step one, more extracurriculars. Step two, get over Marc and find someone better. Shani Petroff's newest rom-com is a love letter to friendship: to those who help you find your true self, stand by you no matter what, and support your plans even when they know they're doomed. Praise for Shani Petroff: "Fans of holiday movies, rom-coms, and 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' will enjoy My New Crush Gave to Me . . . Petroff’s festive story will have readers baking gingerbread cookies and buñuelos at any time of year." —VOYA, on My New Crush Gave to Me "A worthwhile read. Flirty and fun." —Booklist, on Romeo & What's Her Name

Things Better Than BOOBS

Things Better Than BOOBS
Author: Theodore Rasbury
Release: 2009-05-11
Editor: Author House
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1468526626
Language: en
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Things Better than BOOBS is creative, suspenseful, sarcastic, and laughter provoking all at once. It’s hilarious and clever take-home message campaigns loudly for an agreeably timeless yet generally unspoken notion. It is a brilliant gift idea for any humorous occasion and a must have on any book shelf or coffee table where sarcasm meets intellectual wit.

Nobody Better Better Than Nobody

Nobody Better  Better Than Nobody
Author: Ian Frazier
Release: 2003-10-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781466828773
Language: en
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Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody is a collection of five extended essays that appeared in The New Yorker from 1978 to 1986. In the tradition of A. J. Liebling and Joseph Mitchell, Frazier raises journalism to high literary art. His vivid stories showcase a strange and wonderful parade of American life, from portraits of Heloise, the syndicated household-hints columnist, and Jim Deren, the urban fly-fisher's guru, to small-town residents in western Kansas preparing to celebrate a historic, mutual massacre, to which they invite the Cheyenne Indians' descendants with the promise of free bowling.

Men Are Better Than Women

Men Are Better Than Women
Author: Dick Masterson
Release: 2008-04-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 141695919X
Language: en
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Through a process of exhaustive man research he calls "keeping his eyes open," Dick Masterson has compiled a Magnum-size list of the ways men are better than women. It is an infallible compendium of man's greatness, filled with the most egregiously fallacious arguments ever put to words, but with some kind of miraculous, rock-solid man logic dripping like motor oil from every sentence. It is a manifesto more memorable than bullshit like High Fidelity or which Axe baby powder Maxim thinks you should slap on your nuts before clubbing, more chock-full of devastating man quotes than Oscar Wilde with two wangs. Most important, it is the only one of its kind. In Men Are Better Than Women, Dick Masterson dispenses logic from his man mouth into the eyes of his male readers like some kind of mighty mother man eagle with nutrient-rich word vomit. It's a book that makes you feel like driving a train into a dynamite factory and then tearing a telephone book apart with your bare hands, just because that's the way men have always done it. Masterson's chapters are simple and self-contained, demand no commitments from readers, and have an immediate payoff. Men Are Better Than Women is a dangerous work of satire -- not dangerous in a revolutionary sense, but dangerous in that it walks the razor-thin line between cruelty and absurdity. That line is called hilarious.

Factfulness

Factfulness
Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Flatiron Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250123817
Language: en
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

Jesus Religion

Jesus   Religion
Author: Jefferson Bethke
Release: 2013-10-14
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400205400
Language: en
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged. In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem—highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.

Better Than Ever

Better Than Ever
Author: April Osteen Simons
Release: 2021-09-14
Editor: Post Hill Press
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781642939958
Language: en
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What will you do today? Sometimes we get stuck in life, doing the same thing day in and day out. We can become unmotivated and unfulfilled, longing for a change. But every day presents the chance to begin anew, to see circumstances and situations differently, and to choose the path that leads to a life that’s better than ever. With personal stories and her signature humor, April Osteen Simons reminds us that we have a choice every day to embrace the positive and turn away from the negative. By appreciating what we have, focusing on where we want to be, and remembering that God is with us and wants the best for us, we can take the necessary steps to live a happier, healthier, more hopeful life. This is a celebration of all that life has to offer. You’re invited to remember that God wants you to enjoy every day, finding your place of purpose, fulfillment, and happiness. Soon, you’ll see that you are living a life that is better than ever.