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American Horror Story Season Eight Gets A Premiere Date, But Which of the First Seven Seasons is Currently Your Favorite?

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, Murder House, CovenMark your calendars American Horror Story fans, because the terror continues this September!
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Seven photos that prove the devastating impact of climate change on our planet

Global warming, pollution and climate change are threatening the lives of people on our planet. Here, seven reportage photographers bring the reality home

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Vietnam by Quoc Nguyen
‘This is the rubbish dump of Kon Tum, Vietnam. Here, the Bahnar community make their living collecting and selling plastic waste. The burning of this waste releases harmful pollutants that contribute to climate change and damage the human nervous system. Women and children are most at risk, so I was touched by this child’s innocence, unaware of the situation they were in.’

‘Climate change is at the heart of a global crisis that, for many countries, is already critical,’ says Gareth Redmond-King, head of climate and energy at WWF UK. ‘We are seeing melting ice caps in Antarctica and Greenland that are causing rising sea levels; changing habitats that lead to animal extinction and restricted food supply; and extreme weather that is devastating parts of the world at an alarming rate.’ In fact, climate change has already displaced millions of ‘climate refugees’. By 2050, 200 million people worldwide will have been forced to leave their homes as a result.

‘This is an equality issue. It is the vulnerable who are impacted most, even in rich nations like the US – it was women of colour who found it most difficult to get back on their feet after Hurricane Harvey,’ says Rachel Kennerley, international climate campaigner for Friends of the Earth. ‘The narrative around climate change is often that of a sad polar bear on a melting ice cap, but this is a human crisis, too.’ And yet, US President Donald Trump refuses to accept that climate change is happening. In June 2017, he rejected the Paris Agreement, which commits America and 187 other countries to keep rising global temperatures below 2°C. ‘The Arctic is already more than two degrees in polar regions,’ says Redmond-King. ‘Sea levels are rising due to melting caps and this has a devastating impact on low-lying countries, including Bangladesh and South Pacific islands such as Fiji, where people have already been evacuated due to flood risks. This isn’t temporary aid action − it’s permanent.’

In the UK, extreme weather and coastal erosion hints at the wider problem. Kennerley adds, ‘As the fifth richest country in the world − a country that benefited hugely from the industrial revolution − we have a responsibility to cut emissions and move our energy towards cleaner, renewable sources to help protect vulnerable parts of the planet where we are rapidly running out of time.’

Here, seven photographers who aim to humanise the plight of global populations affected by climate change, talk us through their most emotive shots.

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A new asteroid was discovered just seven hours before cruising past Earth

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Space rocks flying without a real purpose through space could one day wreak havoc on Earth. But that’s hardly something you need to worried about. Some of these asteroids are automatically labeled as “potentially hazardous” if they pass us by within a certain distance… but that distance can be millions of miles away from Earth, so they often don’t really pose a threat.

Others are so small that you might only spot them hours before they cruise past Earth. Those rocks aren’t exactly hazardous, although they could do some damage should they hit one of the many satellites orbiting our planet.

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Seven of the Absolute Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor

Where are the best places to get cute office decor, ladies? Whether you’ve got a small Secret Santa gift to buy for a coworker, you’re on the hunt for stocking stuffers for a loved one, or you’re thinking of sprucing up your own office (perhaps during the quiet office around the holidays), now is a great time to take a look at all the practical but cute office decor out right now — so we rounded some of it up for you!

Psst: We’ve previously discussed when to use cute office supplies, affordable and easy office decor ideas, and how to repurpose office supplies in MacGuyver-like ways.

Here are seven of our favorite places to get cute office decor — which are yours?

 

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One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Target (#1 of #7)

 

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You might luck out when it comes to office supplies in the Target dollar aisle when you’re already there for other things, but if you want to spend a little more or prefer to online shop, Target has enlisted Nate Berkus for gold, black, and marble accented items, including staplers, sticky-note holders, and mini ceramic plates to keep all the little things that need a home. The Threshold and West Emory lines offer items with a similar aesthetic.

Staples

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Staples (#2 of #7)

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The go-to office supplies store carries at least five fashion collabs: the turquoise and gold accents of Dwell Studios; the rainbow-hued patterns of Erin Condren; classic looks in light blue and persimmon of the Martha Stewart collection; dreamy floral patterns of Cynthia Rowley; and the 15 different solid color and metallic options of Poppin.

Kikkerland

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Kikkerland (#3 of #7)

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For something quirky, the design studio that combines “form, function, and delight in equal parts” has various office decor options including stylish bookends, a concrete planter and pen holder, and this bear-shaped letter organizer.

Nordstrom

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Nordstrom (#4 of #7)

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In addition to offerings that feature artworks from the MoMA Design Store, Nordstrom offers desk accessories and stationery options that include the rose gold accented tools by Ted Baker London, black and gold (and floral and pink) supplies by Kate Spade New York, and inspirational magnets and paperweights by Ben’s Garden.

Ikea

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Ikea (#5 of #7)

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Whether you are in the market for furniture for a home office, or just looking for a couple accent pieces, the Swedish superstore has attractive options to help you when it comes to lighting, getting organized, and even coffee and tea accessories for you or your officemates.

Anthropologie

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Anthropologie (#6 of #7)

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Pretty pastels and bold metallics define Anthropologie’s selection of office supplies and stationery, including calendars and planners, as well as frames and wall art and other room decor.

Urban Outfitters

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Urban Outfitters (#7 of #7)

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Beyond apartment decor, Urban Outfitters provides an array of exclusive options for stationery and desk supplies. calendars, laptop skins, and other storage and accessories will add a little pop of personality to your work area.

While this is just a sampling of what’s out there, we’re curious: where do you think are the best places to get cute office supplies? Do you ever buy them as gifts for friends and colleagues? Have you ever received a cute office accessory as a gift that you truly appreciated? Also, do you have an office environment where you prefer to buy your own supplies or do you just rely on the supply closet or office manager’s regular supply orders? 

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Where are the best places to get cute office decor? We went on a hunt and rounded up 7 of our our very favorite stores selling functional but FUN office supplies like tape dispensers, bookends, card cases, pencil holders, and more. Great to liven up even a stodgy, conservative office!

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Seven Secrets to Winning Big Government Contracts for Small Business Owners

“I have always been an entrepreneur, even as a youth—from mowing lawns and delivering groceries as a teen, to selling laptop computers in my early 20s,” says Kenneth Kelly, president and CEO of Strativia, a national technical and professional services company.

 

Kelly, who hails from the corporate world managing financial management software installation projects at hotels and resorts throughout the world, launched Strativia in 2007. The company has set a high bar in winning government contracts.

Headquartered in Maryland with offices in Atlanta and Denver, Strativia has been awarded nearly $ 50 million in government contracts over the past year, with no plans of slowing down.

“We don’t wait for tomorrow. We do it all with exceptional speed, mindful of the need to solve the problem now,” Kelly says.

Kelly outlines the company’s strategy with government contracting; “We have built strong relationships with our customers and partners by delivering on our promises and adding real value through service delivery and innovation.”

(Kenneth C. Kelly. Image: Strativia)

 

His advice for new business owners entering the government contracting space? “Target prime contractors and work to become their preferred subcontractor. Then, after you have amassed a certain amount of past performance, begin to target smaller government contracts.”

Here are seven more secrets Kelly shared on winning government contracts:

Get Properly Registered

 

First things first, take care of the basics and become properly registered to sell to the government through your state, local, and federal government regulatory authorities.

Know Your Buyers’ Market

 

Understand which agencies buy what you sell and how they buy it. (This can be determined by visiting an agency’s website, speaking with small business contacts, procurement contacts, and various databases.)

Don’t Circumvent the Process

 

Upon understanding how the government buys your services, obtain the necessary contract vehicles, small business certifications, and other requirements as defined by the agency.

Connect Through Strategic Networking

 

Attend agency procurement and outreach events. If done properly and consistently, events can serve as exceptional opportunities to encounter and engage with the “right” connections and potential partnerships for present or future collaboration. Show up to these events with your winning game face on, a strategy, and prepared to do business.

Engage Through Strategic Communications

 

Send your tailored marketing materials to the appropriate contacts and request meetings to learn about upcoming procurements and how to best position your company to win.

Learn, Leverage, and Collaborate

 

If you don’t meet each of the requirements or don’t have adequate past performance, find teaming partners to fill gaps and go after work together. (If you don’t win, request a debriefing and learn what you can do better.)

Build a Solid Reputation

 

Once you win the work, deliver on the requirements. Keep the big picture in mind and understand how each contract can help you win your next.

 

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Blake Lively had seven outfit changes in one day and handled it like the total pro she is

The yellow suit is EVERYTHING

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If you’ve been keeping an eye on Blake Lively’s style evolution through the years, you’ll know the woman knows her fashion. Still, we were quite impressed when she managed to pull not one, not two, but three outfit changes in one day.

The actress has been out and about promoting her new film All I See Is You in New York, and chose different looks for each media appearance or interview she did. Well, you wouldn’t want to be caught twice in the same outfit, now would you?

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Blake started off the day like she meant business, in a three-piece plaid suit from the Ralph Lauren AW17 collection, which she accessorised with a tie, burgundy Michael Kors bag and studded biker boots. The outfit was so spot on, in even earned her fashion kudos from Gigi Hadid, who called her ‘everything’.

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Later on, the actress changed into a fabulous houndstooth Chanel jumpsuit, paired with a novelty rolling dice bag, also by Chanel, and Louboutin heels.

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The mum-of-two also got papped later in the day in a blue wrap coat layered over a striped skirt and floral boots, which she wore with a brown leather jacket.

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After all those muted shades, it was time for Blake to brighten things up a bit, and that she did with a yellow two-piece Brandon Maxwell outfit with palazzo trousers and bell sleeves. She paired it with Lorraine Scwhartz diamond earrings, because why not? (The pair are BFFs in real life, so would be rude not to).

So far so good, but she made the look even better by adding some gold leopard heels by Charlotte Olympia. Just look at them.

Super casual. 💅Nails by the queen @enamelle

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Four outfits later, Blake opted for an elegant strapless Oscar de la Renta midi dress, that she loved so much, she had to share pictures of it from various angles on her Instagram page. To be fair, I would to.

When evening came, Blake looked to Studio 54 for inspiration, and as you can imagine, there was plenty of glitter involved.

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She caught up with husband Ryan Reynolds in between interviews, and wore a  navy sequin basketball-style vest, emblazoned with the word ‘Monster’, which she paired with wide trousers, red stilettos and matching red coat. Fierce.

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Finally, for her last outfit of the day (you still with me?), Blake went for a dazzling silver dress with metallic chain detailing, teamed with strappy sandals and elegant white duster coat.

Over and out.

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These are the seven signs that you’re dating the wrong person

Author, speaker and love coach Persia Lawson explains what to look for

Words by Sophie Hockings

Ever found yourself questioning the compatibility of you and your partner, and wondering whether you might be dating the wrong person? Having once been a serial cheater and self-confessed love addict, Persia Lawson spoke to  Marie Claire about how she beat her addiction to dysfunctional relationships, and how you can tell if you’re dating the wrong person.

Falling in love quickly and easily could be a sign that you’re dating the wrong person

‘Falling in love alters your brain chemistry.’ Lawson told Marie Claire. ‘For that reason, the feeling of being in love evokes a similar response to using drugs or alcohol. In a way it is torturous and a way of avoiding real life and confronting your own feelings. For me, obsessing over a boy was a way of escaping a turbulent and sometimes scary home life.’

A tendency to  prioritise your relationship over everything else

Are you guilty of people-pleasing, prioritising your partner over yourself, or compromising your own goals to do things for your partner? If so, Lawson argues that this is another form of escapism and a sign that you could be dating the wrong person: ‘People in dysfunctional relationships often lose their sense of themselves. If you feel that you are constantly people pleasing and doing whatever your partner wants to do – almost morphing into them – it can be a sign that you’re scared of being yourself, or discovering who you really are.’

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Staying in relationships that are full of drama and chaos

We all love a bit of drama, whether it be in a book, film or playing out on our Facebook feeds, but when drama is a constant third-wheel to your relationship it soon loses its appeal. ‘I had a client who was struggling with all sorts of things, and she was obsessed with this idea of a really sexy, crazy, violent relationship.’ Lawson tells Marie Claire. ‘I think we are constantly shown examples in the media where a normal couple is seen as boring. But in reality, drama only highlights an ability to commit.’

Behaving in impulsive and irrational ways is a sign you’re dating the wrong person

Dating the wrong person can create a toxic environment, prompting irrational and impulsive behaviour, ‘which might be anything from one night stands, to cheating, to going to strip clubs or developing an unhealthy relationship with porn.’ Lawson says. Her view is that ultimately this stems from a fear of intimacy; ‘I was terrified of commitment and that’s why I was so disruptive in all my early relationships.’

Being drawn to emotionally unavailable people

The biggest problem that Lawson sees in her female clients is an attraction to unavailable men. Why? ‘Because we’re terrified of rejection, so we chase after people we know we can’t have. Why do we want to have Jimmy Choos and go on luxury holidays? Because we can’t bloody afford it.’

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Being unwilling to commit yourself

We’re so accustomed to the games and sexual politics of the modern dating world, that an outright proposition of commitment can send us into panic mode. ‘We are so used to sitting around looking at our phones wondering when they are going to call, that when you don’t have that drama it feels very odd. A lot of my clients totally freak out when the person they are lusting after turns around and says, “Ok, I want to be with you.”‘ Lawson says.

So how can you avoid dating the wrong person?

‘If you don’t believe that you are worth being with, worth investing time into, and worth respecting, then no one else will’, Lawson tells Marie Claire, ‘and that always starts with yourself. You need to treat yourself better and invest in your relationship with yourself to avoid dating the wrong person’. Two years into her current relationship, this is what Lawson credits as the foundation of the happiness she has found with her boyfriend. Additionally, Lawson is an advocate for the benefits of both mindfulness and gratitude: ‘if we stay present and connected to the now, and are thankful for what we have, rather than obsessing and looking for a boyfriend, it’s a hell of a lot more attractive, and we open ourselves up for someone to come in.’

To find out more about Persia Lawson’s work visit persialawson.com

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Seven Laws of the Golf Swing DVD

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Seven Laws of the Golf Swing DVD Nick Bradley has coached winners on every Professional Tour. In this Seven Laws of the Golf Swing DVD , he distills his many years of experience into a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to building a powerful and consistent swing, no matter what your level of expertise. Each key area of the perfect golf swing – grip, set-up, leg action, swing plane, synchonicity, release, and the role of the mind – is explained in detail and using superb, groundbreaking illustrations. A range of practical exercises also helps to accelerate the learning process and develop a greater awareness of the feelings and sensations associated with a correct golf swing motion. With an all-new foreword by Justin Rose for this edition, The Seven Laws of the Golf Swing is an essential golf guide, from one of the sport’s most sought-after coaches.
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Seven Laws of the Golf Swing DVD Nick Bradley has coached winners on every Professional Tour. In this Seven Laws of the Golf Swing DVD , he distills his many years of experience into a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to building a powerful and consistent swing, no matter what your level of expertise. Each key area of the perfect golf swing – grip, set-up, leg action, swing plane, synchonicity, release, and the role of the mind – is explained in detail and using superb, groundbreaking illustrations. A range of practical exercises also helps to accelerate the learning process and develop a greater awareness of the feelings and sensations associated with a correct golf swing motion. With an all-new foreword by Justin Rose for this edition, The Seven Laws of the Golf Swing is an essential golf guide, from one of the sport’s most sought-after coaches.
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Great African-American Writers: Seven Books (Boxed Set)

Great African-American Writers: Seven Books (Boxed Set)


From memoirs to poetry to essays, this set of seven books is a collection of some of the most well-known African American literature ever written. Here you’ll learn about the slavery experiences of Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Booker T. Washington; W.E.B. Du Bois’ essays on ways that life for blacks could be improved, the problems they faced, and more; and a large selection of poetry. Included in the set are the following titles:The Souls of Black Folk (W.E.B. Du Bois)Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass)Selected Poems (Paul Laurence Dunbar)The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (James Weldon Johnson)Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Sojourner Truth)Product DetailsDimensions: 5 1/4” W x 8” HISBN: 978-0-486-29995-2Published by Dover Publications
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The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding: The Frequency Factor

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Mothers average 14 to 15 months without menstruation after childbirth when they breastfeed according to the Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding. The author analyzes the research and focuses on the seven mothering behaviors that define ecological breastfeeding. This form of baby care is the gold standard of going for the green. It is eminently healthy for mother and baby and will save parents many times the small cost of this life-changing book.
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Selecting the Mercury Seven

Selecting the Mercury Seven


The names of the seven Mercury astronauts were announced in April 1959 amid a flurry of publicity and patriotism. This work provides biographical details of all thirty-two finalists for the seven coveted places as America’s pioneering astronauts. All of the candidates were among the nation’s elite pilots involved in testing new supersonic aircraft capabilities. Most had served as wartime fighter and bomber pilots; some were test pilots on top secret and sophisticated aviation projects, while others were fleet admirals, prisoners of war, and proposed pilots for spaceflight programs such as the Dyna-Soar (X-20). The names of all 32 finalists have been kept secret until very recently. ‘Selecting the Mercury Seven’ also relates the history and difficulties behind the initial choice of candidates. The lives, motivations, military careers, and achievements of the unsuccessful twenty-five finalists are explored first in fully authorized biographies. Test pilots for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, each man has a fascinating and very different story to tell. All thirty-two men had to endure meticulous, demeaning, and brutal week-long medical examinations at the Lovelace Clinic in New Mexico. This was followed by another torturous week at the Wright Aeromedical Laboratory in Ohio, where they were subjected to extreme fitness and physiological testing, the sole purpose of which was to sort out the Supermen from the near-supermen. The final part of the book examines the accomplishments and spaceflights of the seven successful candidates, bringing their amazing stories right up to date.
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A Bibliography of the Seven Weeks’ War of 1866

A Bibliography of the Seven Weeks’ War of 1866


The first modern bibliography in English of the Seven Weeks’ War of 1866. Includes books in English, French, German and Italian, subdivided into sections on general histories, particular campaigns and battles (Hanoverian, Bohemian-Moravian, Italian, southern German and naval), biographies, journals and reminiscences by participants, and state organizational and regimental histories, the last divided by arm of service. Many rare works are covered, and there are editorial comments in the general histories and campaign/battle accounts. An indispensable work for beginning serious study of the conflict. This comprehensive reference lists in excess of 1,200 titles, and will prove invaluable to historians, researchers, collectors and librarians.

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Selecting the Mercury Seven: The Search for America's First Astronauts

Selecting the Mercury Seven: The Search for America's First Astronauts


The names of the seven Mercury astronauts were announced in April 1959 amid a flurry of publicity and patriotism. This work provides biographical details of all thirty-two finalists for the seven coveted places as America''s pioneering astronauts. All of the candidates were among the nation''s elite pilots involved in testing new supersonic aircraft capabilities. Most had served as wartime fighter and bomber pilots; some were test pilots on top secret and sophisticated aviation projects, while others were fleet admirals, prisoners of war, and proposed pilots for spaceflight programs such as the Dyna-Soar (X-20). The names of all 32 finalists have been kept secret until very recently. Selecting the Mercury Seven also relates the history and difficulties behind the initial choice of candidates. The lives, motivations, military careers, and achievements of the unsuccessful twenty-five finalists are explored first in fully authorized biographies. Test pilots for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, each man has a fascinating and very different story to tell. All thirty-two men had to endure meticulous, demeaning, and brutal week-long medical examinations at the Lovelace Clinic in New Mexico. This was followed by another torturous week at the Wright Aeromedical Laboratory in Ohio, where they were subjected to extreme fitness and physiological testing, the sole purpose of which was to sort out the Supermen from the near-supermen. The final part of the book examines the accomplishments and spaceflights of the seven successful candidates, bringing their amazing stories right up to date.
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Selecting the Mercury Seven: The Search for America’s First Astronauts

Selecting the Mercury Seven: The Search for America’s First Astronauts


The names of the seven Mercury astronauts were announced in April 1959 amid a flurry of publicity and patriotism. This work provides biographical details of all thirty-two finalists for the seven coveted places as America’s pioneering astronauts. All of the candidates were among the nation’s elite pilots involved in testing new supersonic aircraft capabilities. Most had served as wartime fighter and bomber pilots; some were test pilots on top secret and sophisticated aviation projects, while others were fleet admirals, prisoners of war, and proposed pilots for spaceflight programs such as the Dyna-Soar (X-20). The names of all 32 finalists have been kept secret until very recently. "Selecting the Mercury Seven" also relates the history and difficulties behind the initial choice of candidates. The lives, motivations, military careers, and achievements of the unsuccessful twenty-five finalists are explored first in fully authorized biographies. Test pilots for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, each man has a fascinating and very different story to tell. All thirty-two men had to endure meticulous, demeaning, and brutal week-long medical examinations at the Lovelace Clinic in New Mexico. This was followed by another torturous week at the Wright Aeromedical Laboratory in Ohio, where they were subjected to extreme fitness and physiological testing, the sole purpose of which was to sort out the Supermen from the near-supermen. The final part of the book examines the accomplishments and spaceflights of the seven successful candidates, bringing their amazing stories right up to date.
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Enid Blyton: Biography of the Author Behind Noddy, The Famous Five, and The Secret Seven

Enid Blyton: Biography of the Author Behind Noddy, The Famous Five, and The Secret Seven


ABOUT THE BOOK Enid Blyton (1897-1968) stands as one of the most popular childrens book writers of the 20th century. Her legacy continues through a devoted fan base of those who grew up with her stories of inquisitive children getting into misadventures in the English countryside. Blyton also appealed to younger readers with her Noddy series, about a little boy made out of wood who lives in Toytown; the series produced a total of 24 books and a string of popular TV series. The appeal of Blytons books for older readers, from ages eight to 12, was primarily the lack of parental supervision or interference; in the Famous Five books, the indulgent aunt and uncle generally let the kids go off, unaccompanied in caravans or on camping trips across the moors at the ripe old ages of 14 though 16. MEET THE AUTHOR Paula Whiteside is currently a freelance writer for several web content providers, as well as the copy editor for Wine Business Monthly, an international industry magazine located in the Sonoma Valley Wine Country. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Although her academic career was promising, her parents marriage was not as stable. Enid later recalled nights when she would comfort her brothers at the top of the stairs as their parents loudly argued below. Her father left her mother for his secretary at the wholesale clothing business he managed when Enid was 13. To keep up appearances, the children, when asked, would tell neighbors that he was away on a visit. Enid later used this ruse as the premise for her book The Six Bad Boys, which Blyton biographer, Barbara Stoney, called an unusual attempt for Enid at social realism.” With her greatest ally gone from the home, young Enid began writing as a way to escape her mother. This most likely contributed to her prolific writing output as an adult, writing up to 10,000 words a day. The young Blyton also entertained her brothers by telling them stories, made up rhymes, wrote in her diary and read prodigiously. Her work and deter

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

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Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

On the Seven Seas: Wargames Rules for the Age of Piracy and Adventure C.1500-1730

On the Seven Seas: Wargames Rules for the Age of Piracy and Adventure C.1500-1730


“On the Seven Seas” is a set of wargaming rules covering the high adventure and low morals of the world of the pirate. The rules cover licensed privateers such as da Gama and Drake, ruthless pirates of the Spanish Main, Blackbeard, the Barbary corsairs, the wako of the Far East, not to mention the anti-pirate squadrons, Spanish garrisons and native warriors from around the world that found themselves at odds with generations of sea-borne reavers. The focus of the game is on boarding actions and the exploits of pirate crews on land, and the rules offer a quick-to-learn, basic game based around individual characters and small units of rank-and-file. Most games will run to some 30 figures a side, although larger games are possible, and tribal forces especially will consist of more models. Gameplay centers around two driving motivations that epitomize the pirate life – Fear and Greed. Cunning captains will have to balance these two elements, instilling fear in their opponents with bloodthirsty reputations, while keeping their own crews in line with the promise of loot and wealth. Captains and crew are not just distinguished by these two ratings, however – skills, characteristics and disadvantages can dramatically alter a character’s abilities, and allow for the development of characters over time. The rules also contain maneuver and gunnery rules for ship-on-ship combat. This is not a game of mass naval actions, but of small, personal duels between determined captains. Caravels, sloops, schooners, native canoes, junks and square-rigged ships up to frigate size can be deployed in the pursuit of a prize… or a pirate vessel. Varied scenarios and a detailed campaign system allow players to develop the stories of their crews, with scenarios determined either randomly, by player choice, or by the progression along a sample campaign path. Elements of a more fantastical nature, such as ghost ships, sea creatures and the strange powers of native mystics, may also be inclu

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Victoria Beckham red leather Seven handbag

Victoria Beckham red leather Seven handbag


Victoria Beckham red leather Seven handbag. Three internal compartments. Gold-tone metallic hardware. Adjustable cross-body strap until 112cm. 34.5cm double handle. Dimensions : 18×26.5x17cm.Shown with Sacai coat, J-Brand pants and Burak Uyan booties. Composition: 80% buffalo, 20% calf; Available sizes: One size.
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