Melody Nelson

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WordPress Web Design For Dummies
WordPress Web Design For Dummies
WordPress Web Design For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 33 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Runaway Jury M/au FL
Runaway Jury M/au FL
Runaway Jury M/au FL by John Grisham. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Road Rage
Road Rage
Road Rage by Joe Hill, Stephen King, et al.. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 37 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Stephen Kings N. (German Edition)
Stephen Kings N. (German Edition)
Stephen Kings N. (German Edition) by Stephen King, Marc Guggenheim, et al.. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 495 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Dark Visions
Dark Visions
Dark Visions by Stephen King. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 32 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
JAVA Killer Game Programming
JAVA Killer Game Programming
JAVA Killer Game Programming by Ajay kumar and Ajay Kumar. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Learning WordPress REST API
Learning WordPress REST API
Learning WordPress REST API by Sufyan bin Uzayr. Rated 1.8 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL: Access to SQL Server
SQL: Access to SQL Server
SQL: Access to SQL Server by Susan Sales Harkins and Martin W.P. Reid. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Programming in ILE RPG
Programming in ILE RPG
Programming in ILE RPG by Jim Buck and Bryan Meyers. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Clojure Recipes (Developer's Library)
Clojure Recipes (Developer's Library)
Clojure Recipes (Developer's Library) by Julian Gamble. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library
Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library
I have the utmost respect for academic librarians and aspire to be one someday. The story of David Breithaupt is unusual in that he is not a common criminal but the victim of this own relationship. McDade's crystal clear and concise narrative informs the reader that sometimes we are not dealing with a mastermind but merely a victim of circumstance. Breithaupt seems to have been unduly manipulated to engage in rare book larceny. When he is finally caught he wasn't living the high life but merely getting by while his significant other, who escaped prosecution, walked away with the lion's share of the book profits.

When everything is said and done, you cannot help but feel sorry for this poor misunderstood librarian who was the victim of his own relationship.

The book is short and sweet. If you are even remotely interested in fine art crime, I would highly recommend this title. McDade is an expert in this particular field and I would say this book is an excellent primer demonstrating his gift of true crime storytelling.
Warren Buffett: A Biography
Warren Buffett: A Biography
Per fortuna che mi hanno rimborsato. Davvero pessimo: scritto come fosse una tesina delle medie, forse una 20ina di pagine (le ho anche lette). Tutto materiale che può essere trovato online o su qualsiasi libro su Warren Buffet.
Jeff Bezos - Success Principles for Life and Work
Jeff Bezos - Success Principles for Life and Work
It may only take you less than an hour to read this new book on Jeff Bezos and Amazon, but you will learn important things about how Amazon operates and where the company is heading. I love that this book sheds light on how Jeff Bezos thinks and at the end of the book there are a list of quotes that are intriguing. This biography had lots of unique information that you probably have not read before. It is well researched and reveals where amazon has failed and succeeded.

So will Amazon become the first trillion dollar company? If things go as well as they are going, it is a definite possibility. This book discusses Artificial Intelligence, robots and drones. It seems Amazon is heading into the future of the Internet fast! With Amazon Go and the purchase of Whole Foods, Amazon may also change the grocery industry. There is also a brief discussion of one-hour shipping. Talk about instant gratification!

Jeff Bezos is a courageous leader who hires the best talent he can and looks for the smartest person to do the job. People working at Amazon are especially dedicated and they know they are making history. They know Jeff Bezos is changing the world. His level of dedication to customers is beyond compare. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next. This is an exciting book that will make your heart beat a little faster. Some of the things Jeff Bezos says are also lol funny.

~The Rebecca Review
Elon Musk: 50 Life and Business Lessons from Elon Musk
Elon Musk: 50 Life and Business Lessons from Elon Musk
Many people, including myself, primarily associate Elon Musk with the more modern news about his ventures – such as with SpaceX; but I found out recently that he has been involved with many internet start-ups that have gone on to be huge successes, and wanting to find out more about these previous ventures and gain further insight to his success is what led me to this book.

I find George Ilian’s books about entrepreneurs to be especially good dude to the layout: in this, the author offers a great deal of insight about Elon Musk in a biographical way, and then he extracts concise and strong lessons from what is discussed, which can then be applied to many different endeavors. I'll definitely be keeping this book in mind in the future.
Summary & Study Guide Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
Summary & Study Guide Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
From the title of this book to the last page, yes, oh yes, Sir Branson never disappoints. The book- Losing my Virginity - is predictable for anyone who knows Sir Branson, by reputation; quirky, funny, brave adventurer but above all A VERY REAL MAN! The stories in the book are easy to relate to as Sir Branson exposes the ins and outs of starting his most popular business - The Virgin Group, while balancing his life with friends/business partners and family. The full book is voluminous though, so I only read excerpts which appeared disjointed. But hey that made it even more interesting and funny as a true reflection of Sir Branson's very real persona. I loved his first attempts at hot air balloons and bluffing his way into Virgin's Records Distribution deals. The book is brave, honest and free spirited. An "all-American must read" because it reflects the true American spirit of adventure.... surprisingly from a Brit!!!
Henry Ford (History Maker Bios)
Henry Ford (History Maker Bios)
Great book. I am a homeschool Mom and we love going in more depth about the inventors. I absolutely love all of the books by History Makers Bio. We've read many books by History Makers Bio and they are all fantastic. They are short books but each page is packed with so much information.
BCBGMax Azria Women's Marae Knit Lace and Illusion Dress
BCBGMax Azria Women's Marae Knit Lace and Illusion Dress
I wanted to love this dress. The image on the listing is gorgeous. However, when I received it, the fabric had me worried that I'd be snagging this and ruining it on jewelry, and just about anything else I came into contact with. So, when I tried it on and it looked like a big lace sack on me, it was easier to say goodbye and send it back. I'm sure this must look good on someone....but not me.
Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Simply fantastic! I loved this film so very much, which is a big achievement since I wanted to hate it when I first went to see it. I'm a big fan of Spiderman, Marvel and all things superhero-like, so while you might think my review might be a bit biased, you couldn't be further from truth. I thought this film would ruin Spiderman and be a cheap cash in on the Spiderman name. Having seen pictures of what the Green Goblin looked like, it practically confirmed my view. But how wrong I was!

The film is just so faithful to Spiderman and the comics. There are so many things that are just so right and done just how they should be! You even have little things such as the high school bully, Flash, in there as well as MJ calling Peter "Tiger" just like she does in the comics and series. Even the phrase "Friendly neighbourhood Spiderman" is in there! The action is amazing, and is just perfect. It really does Spiderman justice, and makes him seem like a proper superhero.

And the Green Goblin is an amazing baddie! I thought he looked like some reject robot or something from photo's I'd seen in magazines, but when you see him in the film, and his voice, it's just perfect, and he comes out with some amazing villain phrases! You really can tell that Stan Lee, the creator of Spiderman, really did go to every extent to make sure that this film was as perfect as it should be with his involvement in the production of this film.

Okay, there are some really cheesy moments (the scene when all the New Yorkers throw stuff is the worst - you'll know what I mean when you see it, and they had the chance to kill Macy Gray - what a wasted opportunity), but the rest of the film is fabulous. I really wanted to hate this film, but I just couldn't help but love it!

Lets put it this way; while watching this film, I wanted it to end. This isn't because it was so bad, but because it was sheer perfection that it couldn't get any better, only worse. If it ended then it would end on a high note. But the film didn't end at those points, it just stayed perfect all the way through (cheese aside).

If you are not a Spiderman or action film fan, I still think you will be able to enjoy this film. You might not find it perfect like I do, but you certainly will enjoy immensely, it as it's well above average to say the least.

An amazing film.
Funko Pop Marvel Doctor Strange Walmart Exclusive
Funko Pop Marvel Doctor Strange Walmart Exclusive
 I just got home and was excited to open my package. The figure looks fine, but the box is horrible. It’s like it was kicked around a bunch of time. It’s like the box was thrown out, then pulled out of the trash to re-sell it.
Ranma 1/2 nº 01/19 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
Ranma 1/2 nº 01/19 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
Me atrevería a decir que es una de las mejores ediciones a nivel internacional de esta gran obra de Rumiko Takahashi. La impresión, el papel y la calidad de los acabados es genial. Me ha encantado. Además es de mayor tamaño que los tomos que se habían publicado de otras editoriales. Sin duda compraré toda la colección.
Cheetos Mac N Cheese 5.6 oz (Flamin Hot, 3 Pack)
Cheetos Mac N Cheese 5.6 oz (Flamin Hot, 3 Pack)
I enjoy the idea of Cheetos mac and cheese. It sounded so exciting to be able to have that flavor in a dish that is a regular ho to in the house.

I found the noodles to be the curly ques, which I feel holds the cheese in the noodles nicely.

I found the prep very easy. Boil water, out in the noodles and wait very short 7 minute wait, anticipating the flavor. Drain noodles upon fininshing 7 minutes, and prepare the cheese Cheetos package with a touch of butter and milk and mix up the delightful, bright Cheetos colored cheese packet.

It was as a bit diffucult packet to open, moreso that other cheese packets that I have used in the past.

The smell wasn't strong or weak. It just was.

The color mixed up was definently the bright Cheetos orange.

The flavor was mac and cheese with a touch of Cheeto cheese strength. It was NOT Cheetos strong, but it wasn't regular Kraft mac and cheese weak.

It was a decent change of pace and easy to prepare. Price wise, it is pricier than other macs with less macs due to curly spiral noodles. But. For two people, tou get a decent portion of mac and cheese.
El Secreto (The Secret) (Spanish Edition)
El Secreto (The Secret) (Spanish Edition)
Buenísimo creo que todos deberían de leer este libro, en verdad te ayuda si saves como aprovechar el conocimiento que aquí se muestra. En lo personal a mí me ha encantado este libro, en el poco tiempo que lo he tenido me eh dado cuenta de todas las cosas maravillosas que puedo aprovechar y pienso seguir poniendo en practica lo que aquí la escritora Rhonda Byrne se ha propuesto mostrarle al mundo entero
En serio lo recomido junto con los otros libros que son el El Poder y La Magia. De verdad te hace replantearte muchas cosas y tal vez no te de resultados inmediatos pero es algo mucho más profundo. Se trata de tu forma de vivir el día a día. Te enseña mucho en serio
Four Warned
Four Warned
Jeffrey Archer is a master story teller. I took this book away on holiday for light reading on my kindle! I enjoyed each of the stories and then wished that I had downloaded more! Mr Archer always has a twist in his tales, not easily spotted or detected. Great holiday read to relax with. Love his sense of humour. Over the years I have read many of Mr Archers books and I have never been disappointed. Keep them coming Mr Archer, I am a fan.
Mrs Jenny Hughes
Dragon Ball Super nº 01 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
Dragon Ball Super nº 01 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
Hay dos facetas claramente diferenciadas que comentar sobre este producto: la primera es la obra en sí, y la segunda es la edición.
En cuanto a la obra, si eres fan de Dragon Ball, es necesario e imprescindible que leas Dragon Ball Super. El manga, con guión de Toriyama y dibujos de Toyotaro está a mi juicio muy por encima del anime (como suele suceder). Me reconozco como un fan de toda la vida de la obra de Akira Toriyama, así que a estas alturas de la vida resulta sorprendente reconocer que el joven Toyotaro tiene un estilo de dibujo y una cinemática narrativa en muchos aspectos superiores a las del propio Toriyama. Aparte de eso, el argumento de la serie es muy bueno, y las sagas y personajes nuevas son altamente adictivas. Este primer tomo narra desde la aparición de Beerus hasta el inicio del torneo entre el 6º y 7º universo.

En cuanto a la edición, tengo que decir que esperaba algo más de Planeta, sobre todo viendo la calidad que tenía la edición de la serie roja de Super. Si bien la traducción es muy buena (como siempre), da la impresión de que lo han publicado con prisa. El papel deja que desear, las cubiertas me han decepcionado (de hecho, el único elemento en color es la sobrecubierta que trae el libro, incluso las portadas son en b/n), y el producto no ofrece ningún valor añadido con respecto a la edición seriada. En comparación con ediciones anteriores, su calidad está reñida con los tomos amarillos de Dragon Ball (que eran bastante lamentables), y a años luz en calidad por ejemplo de la serie blanca de tomos original o de Dragon Ball Ultimate, la de mejor calidad hasta ahora publicada por Planeta.

Está bien que editen estos productos, y los fans reales, que somos muchos, los vamos a seguir comprando. Pero se agradecería un esfuerzo por parte de la editorial por darnos un producto algo más decente.
Beware the Witches!: A Sticker and Activity Book
Beware the Witches!: A Sticker and Activity Book
Although my grandson is only 4, he absolutely ADORES this workbook! Of course, I read much of it to him, since his reading level is 1st grade, but he has come up with wonderful answers for me to write on the pages and enjoys finding just the right stickers for each scenario.

He had already heard me read Dahl's book and watched the wonderful rendition of it in the film starring Angelica Huston. For any youngster who appreciates the dark humor of Dahl and enjoys working on emergent reading and writing skills in a fun format, this is your book!
Cuaderno de viaje de la Tierra Media: De Bolsón cerrado a Mordor (Biblioteca J. R. R. Tolkien) (Spanish Edition)
Cuaderno de viaje de la Tierra Media: De Bolsón cerrado a Mordor (Biblioteca J. R. R. Tolkien) (Spanish Edition)
Era para regalo, y el libro es perfecto, para un fan de Tolkien, como leí en otros comentarios, no podía faltare, muchos dibujos, muy bonitos, el texto claro y nada pesado. Pero el envío un desastre. solo un cartón, un sobre, sin nada, ni un pastico para protegerlo, llego con todas las esquinas rozadas, y por la parte del lomo, la sobrecubierta esta rajada; He pedido libros que no me han costado ni 5 euros, y venían bien aunque fuesen ediciones muy antiguas, este que debía ser nuevo , parece de segunda mano, no estoy nada contenta por que era para regalo, y parece usado de 10 años.
Sophia
Sophia
This is one of the most visually beautiful historical dramas I've ever seen. The settings are magnificent and the costumes are amazing. The acting is generally quite good and the English-language subtitles are always comprehensible, despite a few grammar errors.

However, beyond the most basic aspects, the history is twisted beyond recognition, mostly to make Sophia and Ivan III look more heroic. Sophia's brother was a wastrel, but he didn't try to have her kidnapped so he could sell her to a man he owed money, nor was he killed trying to steal from the Russian Treasury. She and her stepson Ivan the Young were rivals for Ivan III's favor and Sophia made several political mis-steps, including giving her niece jewels that belonged to Ivan III's first wife and that Ivan the Young inherited. There is also no evidence that Ivan the Younger's wife Elena practiced magic or poisoned her husband and tried to frame Sophia.

But if you watch it as historical fiction, you should definitely enjoy.

There are torture and battle scenes, but not HBO-style lingering on the details. Very mild sexual content.
Sausage Party - Es geht um die Wurst
Sausage Party - Es geht um die Wurst
There is value to be found in taking a comedy seriously. I do not mean that the best comedy is one that will not produce laughter, but rather that a great comedy will often be able to make you think or deeply emote, feeding your head and your heart even as it makes your sides ache. Not every comedy has to be as substantial as Stanley Kubrick's outings in the genre, but a comedy which does the hard work is always a welcome addition - particularly during awards season, in which comedies are so often overlooked in favour of more overtly serious but often inferior films. By these standards, or indeed any standards, Sausage Party is a great comedy. Like National Lampoon's Animal House before it, it takes a subject matter which has potentially interesting political or philosophical connotations, and proceeds to explore it in some of the most delightfully tasteless ways imaginable for a contemporary audience - and all the while you find your sides splitting like one of its bananas. If nothing else, it's further evidence that lowbrow productions can often be as successful as ultra-highbrow outings in making us both think and laugh. Sausage Party is a high-concept film, insofar as it is built around one central idea, but it is not entirely high-concept in its execution. Seth Rogen worked for eight years to make the film, being turned down by numerous studios and first teasing the project in 2010, three years before it was green-lit. Not only that, but this film cost $19m, much lower than the kind of budget which mainstream animation efforts often enjoy. This is wearing the skin of a mainstream film, but underneath it is a labour of love. Even if we don't like the finished product, the fact that a film this spirited and personal was made at all under the present system is something which should be applauded. The film has an interesting central conceit - namely what it would be like if our food had feelings, and how it would react to being eaten. The idea sounds simple - it's the sort of thing that a child could imagine, given the right stimulation - but it is also one of surprising depth. The film's philosophical underpinning is animism, the idea of animals, plants and even inanimate objects having souls - a belief which, some anthropologists claim, is one of the oldest in human civilisation and the underpinning of many early religions. As we shall see, Sausage Party is interested in religion quite a bit - albeit not from the most academic of perspectives. Equally, we can view Sausage Party's conceit as a parody of the Disney-PIXAR approach to character animation. John Lasseter once said that he tried to characterise inanimate or disposable objects in terms of their relationship to their purpose; in his example, a bottle of water would be very happy when full, would get mad at people the more they drank from it, and would cease to feel meaning toward its life once it was empty. This film shares Lasseter's idea of purpose being something external (something given to creatures, rather than something that they invent for themselves), but those giving said purpose are far less benevolent. The film has an interest in the way that religions operate, both in terms of their relationship to other religions and the relationship between gods and their followers. Obviously you're not going to find the deepest examination of religion or theology in here - any film which literally climaxes in a mass orgy hasn't got the deepest of convictions. But it is interesting to find a mainstream comedy (and a stoner comedy at that) wanting to tackle this issue, instead of merely spouting platitudes about it through a haze of illegal chemicals. Ultimately, Sausage Party lines up with the increasingly secular mainstream on this matter, opining (in my view mistakenly) that religion is a misinterpretation of the natural world caused by a lack of knowledge and an unwillingness to question what has traditionally been regarded as true. The belief system it depicts is rooted in the non-moral religion of many pagan cultures, including elements of Ancient Greece, where the gods were capricious, inconsistent, limited in their powers and regularly indifferent to the plight of mortals. To paraphrase C. S. Lewis in The Problem of Pain, this religion has not yet progressed to the point where the source of numinous awe (the sense of dread and reverence we feel towards supernatural beings) has been identified as the giver of the moral law, which we feel compelled to behave and yet fail to uphold. Given the film's set-up and the philosophical problems which animism poses (e.g. how can we justify eating anything if everything on Earth has a soul?), it is hard to see how Rogen and the directors could have arrived at any other conclusion. From a purely intellectual standpoint it's disappointing that they didn't go further, confining themselves to jokes about the results of entrenched religion in culture (the Jewish bagel fighting with the Arab lavash) rather than exploring whether the supernatural could genuinely exist in any form. But if watching this film starts thos conversation for a few more people, rather than simply reaffirming their views, then that should be recognised in some way, however small. Even if you're not interested in Sausage Party's views on religion, there is still a lot to enjoy in the film. The film wears its bad taste like a badge of honour from the outset - if the overtly vaginal design of Kristen Wiig's hot dog bun makes you feel uncomfortable, then there is really no point sticking around for the jokes about Nazi food seeking to "kill the juice", or the parody of war films with spaghetti guts and jam standing in for blood. Some of the character decisions are more subtle than others - the villain being literally a giant douche isn't the biggest creative stretch - but the designs are distinctive, the voice cast are consistently funny and the animation is appealing despite having a deliberately plastic quality. The one flaw with Sausage Party is ultimately that it doesn't quite go far enough, either in its subject matter or its jokes. That's not to say you won't find at least one moment which generates an awkward silence rather than a loud chuckle, but it's ultimately a little too conventional in its protagonists having worked so hard to challenge a lot of the other conventions in the genre. Even when it comes to its darkness and political incorrectness, the film feels the need to keep the characters endearing and appealing, playing to the Disney-PIXAR dynamic of good triumphing over evil even as it subverts much of their styles. It's not up there with the likes of Heathers, Dr. Strangelove or the best of the Ealing comedies, which had the confidence to turn acidic observations about the world onto its main players, making us perversely sympathise with really horrible people. Sausage Party is trying to have its cake and eat it, and its ending is a double cop-out: not only has that kind of fourth wall joke been done to death, but it teases about there being a supernatural side after hammering about the lack of one for the running time. Sausage Party is a hilarious comedy which asks some surprisingly intelligent questions. Even if its answers and execution don't always fire, it pulls off the rare gambit of appealing to a mainstream audience without losing any of its spiky, creative nature, and above all it's consistently funny from its opening to closing gags. If nothing else, it's proof that there is more to Seth Rogen and his counterparts than often meets the eye.
Pressman Harry Potter Magical Beasts Game
Pressman Harry Potter Magical Beasts Game
I didn't think to read the reviews before buying this game. Out of curiosity I got on to do so after we played the first time because I thought...wow, I really should have read the reviews. haha There aren't a lot on here so I thought I'd write my own. This is a beautiful game. As we opened it we were raving at the quality of everything. But as we played we felt like it was so simple and not fun that we had to be missing something, so we kept re-reading the rules to see if we had understood something incorrectly. But no, we had it right. It just really is that much of a let down! Such a bummer. We love the idea of it. But there isn't much use of the board. You could basically stay in your one little corner and just go back and forth between the squares that you need and try to be the first person to collect the cards for a beast. The most fun about the game is switching between outside and inside, but even that is weird because there is a rule that if you knock a person off the board when switching, that they can go anywhere they like...which means they'll just choose to go on a square to collect another card. There isn't really any challenge to this game. I like the general idea of collecting the cards that add up to a magical beast...but there needed to be more to it. More use of the cool, beautiful game board. More challenge.

I do think my seven year old will like it. My husband and I tried it out tonight by ourselves. I think we can salvage it by adding some different rules and twists to it. It's not a total loss. And it wasn't a huge expense like some games are. So I don't feel totally jipped. But I am disappointed and cannot recommend it.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Distressed Boys Youth Raglan Shirt Licensed
Harry Potter Hogwarts Distressed Boys Youth Raglan Shirt Licensed
I had a really hard time with the sizing of the Harry Potter shirts.
So I really appreciated the reviews that narrowed down the guessing.
I bought these shirts for my 8 and 10 year old nieces I think they might be a little on the large side
as they are very thin girls. But that's ok.
7.5 Inch Edible Cake Toppers – Harry Potter Gryffindor Crest White Themed Birthday Party Collection of Edible Cake Decorations
7.5 Inch Edible Cake Toppers – Harry Potter Gryffindor Crest White Themed Birthday Party Collection of Edible Cake Decorations
I was worried it would be thin and tear easily, but it was thick and laid down on top of the cake nicely. I'll have to cut holes with a knife to poke candles in it, but that's fine. It doesn't taste horrible; it just doesn't really taste like anything, so probably guests will just peel it off before they eat it. It says 7.5 inches but I had to use a 9 inch cake pan because the edges were hanging off when I compared it to the 8 inch pan I had planned to use, so keep that in mind.
Sea Horses: The Last Secret
Sea Horses: The Last Secret
My daughter (6) really enjoyed the whole series. The Last Secret is exciting, mysterious and firmly grounded in a recognisable world that makes it very appealing to children. The writing is elegant and efficient, significantly better than many other children's fantasy adventures.
Harry Potter 2019-2020 Weekly Planner
Harry Potter 2019-2020 Weekly Planner
Great planner for a Harry Potter fan! Months are not pre- marked, comes with stickers to use as tabs to mark the months. You can start the planner with whichever month you want. It has a full month calendar at the beginning of the month, then 7-day pages for a month. I purchased this for my daughter, and she loves it! Her Junior year is off to an organized start!
HARRY POTTER Key Holder, Multi Color
HARRY POTTER Key Holder, Multi Color
I am a teacher and Harry Potter is a staple in my classroom. I bought the Harry, Hermione, and Ron pieces for all three work keys. I use the Harry Potter key holder the most, around 8-10 times a day. The key holder only lasted a little over a week. The key pulls out very easy, the loop is rubber and the rubber is the only part that goes in the ring. Any pulling on the key whatsoever pulls the key out.
Kinsmart Set of 4: 5" Lamborghini Gallardo 1: 32 Scale (Black/Orange/Red/Yellow) Toy, Multicolor
Kinsmart Set of 4: 5" Lamborghini Gallardo 1: 32 Scale (Black/Orange/Red/Yellow) Toy, Multicolor
These little Lamborghini's are wonderful! My 3 year old boy has a sick obsession with cars, especially Lamborghini's. He's watched so many episodes of the English version of Top Gear that he now refers to my car's trunk as "the boot" and has adopted many of Jeremy Clarkson's utterances such as referring to his brother as a "blithering idiot". For his 3rd birthday party he requested in his smart, yet lisped vernacular that we dine on curry flavored chips and celebrate with a Lamborghini shaped cake. Unable to justify the cost of commissioning a $400 Lambo cake, we bought 2 packs of these little cars and placed them accordingly on a large sheet cake iced to look like the Top Gear test track in Surrey. They are very well made for the price and everyone in attendance agreed it was the most thoughtful and interesting birthday cake they had yet seen. All of the kids got to keep a little frosting smeared Lamborghini, which then apparently encouraged the parents to empty my beer fridge and stay at my house to an inappropriate hour while the sugar-high children played. In conclusion, when you can't give your child a Lamborghini, these little ones seems to satisfy just fine :-)
Ready to Be a Thought Leader?: How to Increase Your Influence, Impact, and Success
Ready to Be a Thought Leader?: How to Increase Your Influence, Impact, and Success
This book on Thought Leadership is a little more strategic around creating your impact and influence than some of the other books on Thought Leadership available.

For Brosseau, Thought Leadership is about delivering change around innovative new ideas. In her author's interview on the book's Amazon page, she writes:

"Thought leaders are change makers who move and inspire others with their innovative ideas, turn those ideas into reality, and then create a dedicated group of friends, fans, and followers to help them replicate and scale those ideas into sustainable change. They spread their ideas, programs, or initiatives far beyond one company, organization, or community to make a broader impact in their industry or in the world. "

Correspondingly, Brosseau's book is particularly strong around leading change and embedding the impact of your ideas into business or society. She encourages readers to identify the stakeholders, advocates, and champions that need to be engaged to deliver and embed the change.

Similarly, Thought Leadership is a LEADERSHIP activity. Brosseau makes this clear by discussing building and engaging a community around your Thought Leadership work.

I also like that, like Cal Newport in Be So Good They Can't Ignore You, she draws on Steven Johnson's idea of the "adjacent possible" that highlights that as we take steps, take actions, then new possibilities open up. There are many ways to get to where we need to be - and these opportunities open up as we get started.
The Possession
The Possession
The Possession is, as you have probably guessed, about a young girl who gets possessed by an evil spirit. Yes, the film is as original as that. However, despite a tired and overused premise, it does have one redeeming feature that makes it worth watching: the characters. They're nothing special, but I think that's the point. They're just an average (separated) family who don't overact or try and be too kooky. They're realistic and believable.

Then you have the children. Now, kids in movies are hit and miss at the best of times, let alone when a young actress is expected to act possessed and evil. Few can do it convincingly, but I think the girl in this has pulled it off.

The promotion claims that the film is `based on a true story.' It's not. That would be silly. It is however based on a box, somewhere in Eastern Europe that (supposedly) trapped a demon in it. That's how `based' it is, but never mind, just enjoy it for a decent supernatural horror flick.

Although, despite the characters, it's flaw lies in being little more than an updated Exorcist film. Any movie that deals with possession tends to follow a Three Step process. Step 1: Disbelief. When the surrounding characters wonder what's up with the possessed soul. Step 2: Research. Now, when the central character realised something is not right, they seek `professional help,' i.e. someone who deals with the supernatural. In most cases, a catholic priest (in this case some Jewish Rabbis). Step 3: Confrontation. The demon must be confronted. Expect plenty of head-twisting and foul language.

Ultimately, The Possession is probably worth a watch if you like supernatural/possession movies (or are just generally a fan of The Exorcist). The characters are well-played enough to elevate it above the numerous similar horror films. However, it is little more than a present day Exorcist film (but there are still a few good and creepy scares along the way).

Think `Gollum' from Lord of the Rings (if you watch the film all the way to the end, you'll know what I mean).
Learning Resources Snap-n-Learn Counting Sheep, Fine Motor, Counting & Sorting Toy, Ages 18 mos+
Learning Resources Snap-n-Learn Counting Sheep, Fine Motor, Counting & Sorting Toy, Ages 18 mos+
My toddler quite likes these although she's unable yet to count or sort out colours. These would probably better suited for close to 2 year olds but they are still entertaining for the 13 months plus. You can use the sheep to count not only by reading the numbers but also the dots they have under their "wool". You can try to match their coats with the right colours too. They are made from good quality material and I like the attention to detail. We simply make sheep noises, sing baba black sheep and move them around putting their coats on and off and my 14 month old finds that interesting enough for a few minutes! They come with their own storage box.
This Works Deep Sleep Body Cocoon 100ml
This Works Deep Sleep Body Cocoon 100ml
Having used this product for two nights after my shower, I have to say I am extremely disappointed. It does not work for me. I dropped off to sleep but woke two hours later and although I reapplied the cream and resprayed the pillow I could not get back to sleep for several hours.
Smiling 3 pack Screen Protector for iPhone 12 pro max 6.7inch, Premium HD Clarity, Tempered Glass Screen Protector Easy Installation Alignment,Anti-Scratch,Bubble Free,Case-friendly screen protector
Smiling 3 pack Screen Protector for iPhone 12 pro max 6.7inch, Premium HD Clarity, Tempered Glass Screen Protector Easy Installation Alignment,Anti-Scratch,Bubble Free,Case-friendly screen protector
I upgrade my iPhone every year, and always get a cheap screen protector on Amazon. This protector is definitely the best one I’ve bought so far. It feels no different from the actual screen itself, and isn’t noticeable in the slightest (especially with a case). There is no need to spend a fortune on a Zagg protector, or spend ANY amount more for any others (unless you want one of those privacy ones).

Honestly, those giving it a bad review just aren’t applying it the right way.

Aside from its amazing value, they give you a fantastic kit to apply the screen protector, and give you two extras on top of it. It comes with wet wipes, cleaning wipes, dust stickers, and an application case for easy placement.

To clean the screen, first place the plastic guide on the phone. After this, use the wet wipe, then dry wipe, and then the dust sticker.

Lastly, place the screen protector down on the screen. Naturally, there will be bubbles. I keep a little rubber squeegee in my desk that easily pushes them out — I’m sure you can find one on Amazon for cheap, although it’s not necessary (has come in handy multiple times though). If you down have one, use a credit card.

My only concern is with the 9H hardness — I’m really curious as to how strong this protector ACTUALLY is. Maybe I’ll put it to the test one of these days, but overall, a great protector.
VIVO Premium Aluminum Full Motion Single Monitor Desk Mount Stand with Lift Engine Arm, Pole Extension, and USB Ports, Fits Screens up to 32 inches, STAND-V101BDU
VIVO Premium Aluminum Full Motion Single Monitor Desk Mount Stand with Lift Engine Arm, Pole Extension, and USB Ports, Fits Screens up to 32 inches, STAND-V101BDU
I bought this on the recommendation of Vivo as a maker of good quality, mid-priced monitor arms and chose this model specifically because it has built-in USB 3.0 ports in the base. The c-clamp included in this model is a single, wide metal piece that looked more substantial than others I'd looked at, and the base itself is cast metal as well. The edge of my desk is scalloped, however, so I wound up drilling a 3/8 inch hole to accommodate the included grommet mounting plate.

Installation of the arm itself was simple using the included Allen wrenches, and I had no issues following the instructions. The VESA mount also fit my monitor without issue, and I appreciate that it's quick-release. The cable management system was also fine for accommodating a single display port and power cable, though I could see the clamp portion getting a bit crowded if you're trying to run multiple input cables through it. Vivo also includes a cable management "ring" to put on the base's pole, and a clip for the back if you use the c-clamp option.

The USB parts are both male-to-female, though Viva doesn't include an AC adapter. The though being that you'd plug them into your PC, although I've just got them running to a two-port Anker power adapter at the moment and they work fine for what I wanted.

My only advice for installation is that the upper arm and monitor connection point (for my unit at least) were both shipped in what I'm presuming was their loosest position, so I was initially concerned when both the arm and my monitor did nothing but droop. After tightening both of those quite a bit though, they both seem more than capable of supporting my 34" ultrawide that exceeds its stated maximum width and is right against its maximum weight. There's zero wobble when I type and no drooping at all.
Melitta 6556464 Brühgruppe für Kaffeevollautomaten (Passende Modelle siehe Produktbeschreibung!!!)
Melitta 6556464 Brühgruppe für Kaffeevollautomaten (Passende Modelle siehe Produktbeschreibung!!!)
An unserer 4 Jahre alten Melitta Caffeo CI ist beim Ablauf des Reinigungsprogramm der untere Wasseranschluss abgebrochen! Eine neue Brüheinheit musste her!

Die erste Brüheinheit die zu gesendet wurde erlitt leider einen Transportschaden und musste zurückgeschickt werden! Lobenswert ist hier der unkompliziert Ablauf durch den Verkäufer! Die beschädigte Brüheinheit wurde ohne Probleme durch eine neue ersetzt!

Die zweite Brüheinheit passt, unser Kaffeevollautomat produziert wieder Kaffee! Wir sind sehr zufrieden! Ein Dankeschön an den Verkäufer für den netten Kontakt und den unkomplizierten Ablauf!
NETGEAR 4-Stream AX1800 WiFi 6 Router, RAX20
NETGEAR 4-Stream AX1800 WiFi 6 Router, RAX20
I bought the AX1800 because I did not need a long range modem for my small apartment. I also wanted a simple "box" looking device that was not overly large or styled, and small enough to put on my side desk.

I have AT&T U-Verse service. Unfortunately, I must keep the old AT&T gateway/router combination unit to receive U-Verse service. And, I found out later there is no bridge mode on my unit. So, I use the new Netgear router just for my wi-fi service while the old gateway/router continues to do the routing. At least that is my understanding. All I needed wan an ordinary ethernet cable to connect the two devices. After making this connection, I turned off the built in wi-fi in the AT&T gateway/router.

The Netgear puts out a strong wi-fi signal, which is strong enough even when set at 50% power. I have had no drop out problems at all since its installation. I live in an apartment building and am surrounded by dozens of other apartments. So, I do not want to unnecessarily broadcast my wi-fi signal to my neighbors.

The four Ethernet ports on the back of the Netgear router are handy to have and work fine. The Netgear also includes a side mounted USB connection for an external hard drive or other storage device. But I have not used it.

The Netgear Nighthawk app on my I-phone works OK. But I prefer to use the web based admin screens on my computer, which I feel are easier to use and allow me to do more things. But I must unplug my ethernet cable from my computer or these admin screens do not appear. They appear only when the computer is connected to wi-fi.

Using the admin screens, I was able to identify and rename my various wi-fi connected devices and also to set the router to prevent additional devices from connecting in the future (for security). The Netgear firmware sometimes gave my wi-fi devices the names of the components inside them (for example if the wi-fi radio in a hub or other device is made by Texas Instruments). So, some re-naming was necessary.

My only big complaint is that the Netgear's status lights are incredibly bright. And the labels beside the lights are difficult to read, especially since the front panel is indented and the lights are so bright. There should be some way to turn down the brightness of the status lights without turning them off completely. You will not want to sleep or watch a movie with these lights on and blinking. I put some tape over them and they still produce a lot of light. A simpler flat front panel with dimmer status lights would be a great improvement.

I had to call Netgear tech support twice and they answered my questions.

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