People ask Kelly Osbourne all the time: ´´What´s your secret?´´ Kelly Osbourne may not always have been a typical role model, but no one can say that her perspective isn´t hard won after spending three decades in the spotlight: from growing up completely exposed to the heavy metal scene-replete with crazy antics most readers have only begun to hear about-to spending her teenage years as the wild middle child of an even wilder Ozzy Osbourne, to the family´s popular stint on their wacky eponymous reality show. Since then, Osbourne has forged her own path as a style icon and powerful woman in the media who isn´t afraid to tell it like it is and be honest with her fans. But being the daughter of a music legend hasn´t always been glamorous; growing up Osbourne is an experience that Kelly wouldn´t trade, but there are battle scars, and she is finally now ready to embrace and reveal their origins. Told as a series of letters to various people and places in her life, There Is No F*cking Secret gives readers an intimate look at the stories and influences that have shaped Osbourne´s highly speculated-about life, for better or for worse. The stories will make readers´ jaws drop, but ultimately, they will come away empowered to forge their own path to confidence, no matter how deranged and out of control it may be, and to learn the ultimate lesson: that there just is no f*cking secret.
Every product owner faces a complex and unique set of challenges within their team. This provides each individual the opportunity to fill the role with different ambitions, skills, and insights. Your product ownership journey can take a variety of paths, and The Art of Agile Product Ownership is here to be your guide. Author Allan Kelly, who delivers Agile training courses to major companies, pulls from his experience to help you discover what it takes to be a successful product owner. You will learn how you need to define your role within a team and how you can best incorporate ownership with strategy. With the Agile method, time is the key factor, and after using the lessons from this book you will confidently be able to synthesize features, functionality, and scope against delivery. You will find out how other team members such as the UX designer and business analyst can support and enhance your role as product owner, and how every type of company structure can adapt for optimal agility. The Art of Agile Product Ownership is a beacon for current product owners, programmers who are ready to take the next step towards ownership, and analysts transitioning into the product space. This book helps you determine for yourself the best way to fill the product owner role so that you utilize your unique combination of skills. Product ownership is central to a successful Agile team, and after reading this book, you will be more than ready for the challenge. What You Will Learn Explores activities the product owner needs to do in order to write good and valuable user stories Identifies skills product owners can learn from product managers and business analysts Demonstrates how to make decisions based on business and customer demand rather than technical needs and feasibility Who This Book Is For This is a book for anyone becoming a product owner: developers and programmers, who, after some years at the code-face, are ready to step up to the next stage to own the product that they have been coding. Business Analysts and Product Managers who see themselves transitioning into the a product owner role will find value in this book in understanding their new role and how the work is the same and how it is different
A day at The Farmers´ Market with Ava and Max proves to be a lesson for everyone in healthy living! Come pick ripened apples and juicy dragonfruit with our two friends as we all learn lessons together that your little reader will carry with them for the rest of their lives. ´´This is a great concept for a children´s book. I love the recipes at the end; kids and parents will enjoy learning all about eating clean and green!´´ -Kelly Martinsen, Publisher, Natural Awakenings Magazine It´s a day of good old-fashioned fun and learning at The Farmers´ Market! Amid hay rides, grazing farm animals, and an exciting Barnyard Race during the annual Fall Festival, siblings Max and Ava discover how to make healthier food choices that delight their natural sense of taste and wonder. Set in motion your own family´s lifetime journey of healthy eating habits and good old-fashioned fun as you join Max and Ava on their Farmers´ Market Adventure. ´´Train a child in the way he should go, and even when he grows old, he will not swerve from it.´´ -King Solomon, Proverbs 22:6 A must-have in today´s world of technology and a long-lasting gift parents can give their child. BONUS Activity Book Included: Each book comes with a FREE DOWNLOAD designed to boost creativity and burgeoning imaginations. Children will first look at 24 of the illustrator´s original 32 sketches, then color them in, followed by imagining the storyline, to be written down by the child or an adult on the allotted lines. Next, read the book and see how ´´your book´´ matched up with the pros! Ideal for children age 4, age 5, age 6, age 7, and age 8. ´´A playful, light and imaginative read while motivating young readers to make healthy food choices and lead an active healthy lifestyle. It´s never too early to teach these important life lessons.´´ -Dr. Shanna Kowalsky-Herbst, Pediatrician, New York, N.Y. ´´I hope to see your work on the shelves of bookstores and libraries one day.´´ -Jayne Henn, Managing Librarian, Denny Sanford Children´s Library, Central Library, City of San Diego, San Diego Public Library ´´Parents and educators can guide young children to eat more whole, unprocessed food and benefit from a wholesome, fun lifestyle by reading this enchanting picture book to them during their formative years, while children are developing their eating habits, food preferences, bonding traits and playtime styles.´´ -Brak K. Cohen, MD, Sports Medicine, Miami, FL ´´This is a great concept for a children´s book. I love the recipes at the end, kids and parents will enjoy learning all about eating clean and green!´´ -Kelly Martinsen, Publisher, Natural Awakenings Magazine ´´EXCELLENT?offers an enticing introduction to the young novice to fresh produce.´´ -Midwest Book Reviews ´´This unique book should help to bring greater awareness to young children that there are healthier food choices to be made. Highly recommended.´´ -Ronald Lubetsky, MD, Family Practice Medicine and Fellowship-Trained in Integrative Medicine
Female warrior seeks unreliable rogue adept at betrayal and secrets. England 1814: Theirs was a forbidden love, but now… Agent for the Crown, Ciarán Kelly, is an Irishman who loves women. All women. Big, small, buxom, slender, blonde, ginger, rich, poor-their features matter not. Fortunately, he was born with a silver tongue, enough wit and charisma to rival Claude Duvall, and an air of mystery, necessary to be an effective spy. In short, women love him. But after being branded a traitor and tortured by the very villains he´s vowed to destroy, he´s lost his memory and is left with only one person in the world he can-and must-depend upon… and she despises the very air he breathes. No matter, he is: Confidently optimistic-she´ll come around. Smooth-talking-beneficial when he makes her angry. And he will make her angry. And brilliant-useful, if only he could remember… And he isn´t: Impatient-there´s always time. See also confidently optimistic above. Or afraid-of being in love. He´s been there before. Frederica Glyndŵr has matured since her father erased her from the family tree, tossing her to the streets of London with nothing more than her wits to aid her survival. What started out as a horrific journey towards female enslavement has ended up being the best possible thing to happen to her. She´s learned to be a fighter, a thief, a stealthy observer, and a surprising revelation to any villain who happens along-they love to underestimate her. Everything is finally perfect. Until a disappointment from her past invades her life once more, threatening to expose her secrets. She´s ready for a reckoning, but never forgiveness… too bad he has no memory of their past. No matter, she is always: Prepared-a life lesson; she will never be caught ill-equipped again. And capable-she´s proven that to herself time and again. And she isn´t: Sloppy-with the men they´re after, this could mean the difference between life and death. Patient-normally not a positive trait, but time is of the essence. Bad men are coming. Or in love…or won´t be if she could only retrieve her heart from the man who stole it. As the enemy closes in and Kelly´s mind begins to heal, he discovers just how deep his betrayal goes. Can true love prevail over such sins? Frederica can´t speak for some sins, but she´s damn sure it can´t survive all secrets…
Hockey´s resident bad boy is hell on skates. But when he falls in love, he falls hard. ´´Tracy Goodwin is an author to watch.´´-Kelly Jamieson, USA Today bestselling author of the Aces Hockey series Nick: As one of the New York Nighthawks, I´ve got it all: fame, success, wealth, plus I´m handsome as hell. As for my relationships? They could be better. I know how to do one-night stands, but I´m starting to crave something more. Then I meet Camille Benetti. She´s sexy, smart, sarcastic-totally my kind of girl. The only problem? Cami doesn´t date hockey players. But she´s never met me. . . . Cami: Nick George is impossible to resist. Not only is he scorching hot, he´s kind, he´s funny, and he wants me bad. But I learned my lesson the hard way: no jocks. So why do I agree to be Nick´s date to the wedding of the year? One night . . . that´s our deal. He is the best man, after all. But Nick is crystal clear about his intentions. He wants a relationship. And he´s tempting me to break all my rules. . . . Tracy Goodwin´s seductive New York Nighthawks novels can be read together or separately: ICE HOT • ICE HARD This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Today´s most visionary thinkers reveal the cutting-edge scientific ideas and breakthroughs you must understand. Scientific developments radically change and enlighten our understanding of the world -- whether it´s advances in technology and medical research or the latest revelations of neuroscience, psychology, physics, economics, anthropology, climatology, or genetics. And yet amid the flood of information today, it´s often difficult to recognize the truly revolutionary ideas that will have lasting impact. In the spirit of identifying the most significant new theories and discoveries, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org (´´The world´s smartest website´´ -- The Guardian), asked 198 of the finest minds What do you consider the most interesting recent scientific news? What makes it important? Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond on the best way to understand complex problems author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Carlo Rovelli on the mystery of black holes Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker on the quantification of human progress TED Talks curator Chris J. Anderson on the growth of the global brain Harvard cosmologist Lisa Randall on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek on why the twenty-first century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein on the underestimation of female genius music legend Peter Gabriel on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson on the surprising ability of small (and cheap) upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects. Plus Nobel laureate John C. Mather, Sun Microsystems cofounder Bill Joy, Wired founding editor Kevin Kelly, psychologist Alison Gopnik, Genome author Matt Ridley, Harvard geneticist George Church, Why Does the World Exist? author Jim Holt, anthropologist Helen Fisher, and more.
Brilliant but overlooked ideas you must know, as revealed by Steven Pinker, Jared Diamond, Lisa Randall, Richard Thaler, Carlo Rovelli, Richard Dawkins, Helen Fisher, Ian McEwen, and more of today´s most innovative minds - A top-ten San Francisco Chronicle bestseller! What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of the acclaimed science salon Edge.org (´´The world´s smartest website´´-The Guardian), presented to 205 of the world´s most influential thinkers from across the intellectual spectrum-award-winning physicists, economists, psychologists, philosophers, novelists, artists, and more. From the origins of the universe to the order of everyday life, This Idea Is Brilliant takes readers on a tour of the bold, exciting, and underappreciated scientific concepts that will enrich every mind. Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel JARED DIAMOND on the lost brilliance of common sense Oxford evolutionary biologist RICHARD DAWKINS on how The Genetic Book of the Dead could reconstruct ecological history philosopher REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN on how to extend our grasp of reality beyond what we can see and touch author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics CARLO ROVELLI on the interconnected fabric of information Booker Prize-winning novelist IAN McEWAN on the Navier-Stokes equations, which govern everything from weather prediction to aircraft design and blood flow cosmologist LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS on the hidden blessings of uncertainty psychologist STEVEN PINKER on the fight against entropy Nobel Prize-winning economist RICHARD THALER on the visionary power of the ´´premortem´´ Grammy Award-winning musician BRIAN ENO on confirmation bias in the Internet age advertising guru RORY SUTHERLAND on the world-changing power of sex appeal Harvard physicist LISA RANDALL on the power of the obvious Wired founding editor KEVIN KELLY on how to optimize your chances at success Nobel Prize winner FRANK WILCZEK on the creative potential of complementarity Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter JOHN MARKOFF on the synthetic metamaterials that soon will transform industry and technology euroscientist SAM HARRIS on the lost art of intellectual honesty Berkeley psychologist ALISON GOPNIK on the role of life history in the human story, and many others, including DANIEL C. DENNETT, JIM HOLT, HELEN FISHER, MARTIN REES, DANIEL GOLEMAN, STEWART BRAND, HANS ULRICH OBRIST, GEORGE CHURCH, DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF, SEAN CARROLL, RICHARD NISBETT, and MICHAEL GAZZANIGA.