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Anger Control: Learn Easy to Use Anger Management Techniques. Innovative Learning Method Requires Only 8 Minutes a Day.
Anger Control: Learn Easy to Use Anger Management Techniques. Innovative Learning Method Requires Only 8 Minutes a Day.
by Abe Kass
Edition: Audio CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you are thinking about it, get it., June 9, 2014
I bought this two years ago. When I saw my anger spreading to my kids, I finally did something about it. I bought this CD and another CD. The other CD was not very useful; this CD changed my life for the better. The Anger Control CD has some short exercises you can practice every day (I listened to one a day in the car) and a relaxation section (which is more meditation/self-hypnosis so don't listen to that in the car; you listen while relaxing on a couch or bed so you may fall asleep). Listening to an 8 minute section a day and doing the relaxation section every few days, I saw improvement in a couple of weeks and real improvement after month of so. Every six months, I break out the CD and listen for a week or so. It is practical. It works. The reader, Wayne June, has the best voice, very deep but also very sympathetic. Part of the reason I liked listening to the CD was the reader's voice was so cool. I couldn't see myself going to a therapist or a support group, but this CD was something I could and did do. I am glad I did. I won't say I never get angry any more, but I don't burst out in a white hot rage like I used to. So if you are considering getting it, take the plunge.

Huot Drill Bit Stand, 29 Bit Capacity, for Inch Sizes 1/16" to 1/2" in 1/64" increments
Huot Drill Bit Stand, 29 Bit Capacity, for Inch Sizes 1/16" to 1/2" in 1/64" increments
Price: $8.35
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strong, Simple and Priced Right, December 3, 2013
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These are great. Organizing your shop makes life so much more pleasant, but the organizers can be so pricey and making your own is just one more thing to do. This is an inexpensive but well made solution. I bought two and then bought another. They are steel, tough, and the holes are sized correctly for the bits. I just keep them on a shelf in a cabinet. They are light enough with the bits that you can easily take one out of the cabinet, put it on your workbench, grab what you need, and put it back when you are done. With multiple holders, I wound up with some empty places. You can store countersink bits or similar bits upside-down in any spare holes. I wish they had something similar for hex shank bits. Very happy I bought them.

The Extractor Nail Remover
The Extractor Nail Remover
Offered by Acme Tools
Price: $24.99

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Renovations, November 29, 2010
This review is from: The Extractor Nail Remover (Misc.)
These pliers are great if you are doing a home renovation. Pull nails straight out the back of moulding. Great for small nails that you can't pull with the claw of a hammer. Leverage makes for less effort as well. Helpful if you are keeping old moulding or just getting rusty nails out of the way.

Dark : Stories of Madness, Murder and the Supernatural (Adrenaline (Audio))
Dark : Stories of Madness, Murder and the Supernatural (Adrenaline (Audio))
by Jennifer Schwamm Willis
Edition: Audio Cassette
Price: $24.95
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scary Sampler Pack, November 25, 2003
Note: I heard the audiobook version.
"Horror" covers a lot of ground and so does this anthology. Some of it is psychological horror, some is supernatural and some is just gross. Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" and W.W. Jacobs's "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman are scary classics. They are well performed, even though I've heard other performances I've liked better.
Graeme Malcolm does an outstanding job as a guest playing party games in a haunted house in A.M. Burrage's "Smee". Isaac Bashevis Singer's "The Cafeteria" mixes ghosts and Yiddish coffeeklatch to good effect. "The Crown Derby Plate" by Marjorie Bowen is an old-fashioned ghost story, just good enough to be creepy. Iain Banks's "From the Wasp Factory" is more in the Silence of the Lambs, psycho-killer vein, albeit with a twist. I couldn't listen to the Will Self story, just disliked it that much (a rambling acid trip full of bathroom references). Blue Balliet reports a real woman's account of strange happenings in a New England house on Nantucket Island; this one is about a poltergeist.
They aren't all scary (or even good), but I got a good spine-tingle from a couple of them. If you are a fan of horror stories and looking for something new, this would be a good sampler.

The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into The Land Of The Chemical Elements (Science Masters Series)
The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into The Land Of The Chemical Elements (Science Masters Series)
by Peter W. Atkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.08
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Primer On Chemistry, February 26, 2002
P.W. Atkins' The Periodic Kingdom is an introduction to chemistry using the periodic table elements as a map to an imaginary land. If you like watching Doppler weather radar on the television news or reading charts in USA Today, you'll probably like Atkin's presentation; it's a visual book and shows the various connections among what might otherwise be unrelated graphs and charts. Why is the periodic table laid out in such a strange manner? Atkins takes you on a tour to get the "lay of the land" and teaches you some chemistry along the way.
I took chemistry in high school and I wish I had this book then. If you learn through analogies, then this might be a good book for you. My only quarrel with the book is that there weren't enough examples and Atkins glosses over a few things that piqued my interest. Still, Atkins writes with graceful confidence, something you can do only if you know your subject.

by Orson Scott Card
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.99
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This Old (Haunted) House, January 28, 2002
This review is from: Homebody (Mass Market Paperback)
Homebody by Orson Scott Card is a ghost story. Card tells the story of an old house and the man, Don Lark, who tries to make his living by bringing it back to life. The fixer-upper Lark buys has some problems even Norm Abrams can't fix.
Blood, sweat and tears go into making a house a home; Card knows this and he conveys the deep emotion that goes into building. His house is alive, in a way it is a Frankenstein's monster cobbled together from dead plaster and lumber. He loves wood; he shows the sensual and primeval pleasure men get from taking something that was once alive and building with it.
That instinct to build may be the closest thing men have to a maternal instinct. The "ghost story" may be the genre, but Card is writing a book about what it means to be a "real man" today. He brings up issues of building, destroying; control, anger; discipline, despair; fighting and running away, whether the battle is with a bully, outside problems, or oneself. Again and again, Card deals with the issue of protecting your own.
Card poses the questions, "Who is the real man? What does it mean to be powerful? " To paraphrase, who is more of a real man: John Gotti, Donald Trump or Norm Abrams? What is the right blend of manly traits? If you lean toward Norm Abrams, you'll like Card's character, Don Lark.
There are some downsides to Homebody. The "good" characters are well developed, but the villains tend to be cartoonish. The plot runs along, twisting and turning, till the end, where runs out of steam. It seems as if Card had covered his issues and just wanted to cap off the book. Even with these caveats, it passes the true ghost story test; it's scary and eerie. It also makes you think. I've never read any of Card's books before but I intend to read more.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jerome K. Jerome Buys His Dreamhouse, December 20, 2001
They and I is Jerome K. Jerome's story of a city family moving out to the country. Jerome wants to live out his ideal of a quaint, bucolic existence among the hearty yeomen of the country. The locals are not quite quaint enough for him and realities like milking cows in the morning interfere with his daydreams of the good life. On top of that he has to deal with the real wife and children he's brought with him. So much for pastoral idylls.
The book is surprisingly modern in tone, slightly sardonic for a 19th century writer, and a lot of fun. They and I has a kind of Dave Barry meets Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse quality to it, with a little dose of Mark Twain thrown in, and all set in gaslight Victorian England.

Realm of Algebra
Realm of Algebra
by Isaac Asimov
Edition: Hardcover
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Its Kind, November 8, 2001
This review is from: Realm of Algebra (Hardcover)
Realm of Algebra by Isaac Asimov is a short introduction to the basics of algebra. It's only about 150 pages, outlining concepts, running through examples and pulling together things you've already learned in arithmetic. The beginning of the book demystifies algebra, then Asimov goes on to show you how to work out all the a's, b's, x's and y's. This is not a textbook and it's not a workbook; it is a basic introduction to the subject. Asimov is a great writer and he actually uses English sentences to explain the formulas.
If you are taking algebra for the first time or brushing up some rusty math skills, this is a great book to have. You'll definitely come away having learned a thing or two. If you are a publisher, please resurrect this book. It deserves to be in print. (There are used copies out there for (dollar amount), but an alternative book is Algebra Unplugged by Ken Amdahl. That one is more basic, but still very good.)

Cast Away (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Cast Away (Two-Disc Special Edition)
DVD ~ Tom Hanks
Offered by Alternity Media
Price: $9.59
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars KEEP THE MIDDLE -- CAST AWAY THE REST!, August 16, 2001
CAST AWAY is a little slow starting, a great movie once they get Tom Hanks onto the island and then peters out at the end. In the beginning, it's a little tough to buy Hanks as an driven, time-obsessed, Type-A personality businessman, but he comes across well as a modern Everyman surviving on a desert island. There is a good deal of humor and a number of "Cool Idea!" moments. The ending deals with his return to civilization. Kudos for trying to show this readjustment, but the attempt to show CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT is heavy-handed and his situation on returning strikes me as unrealistic: Where are his friends and family?
A good try, but a bit overambitious. There is a lot to be learned from a plain "stranded on a desert island" movie; no point is weighing it down with too much setup and conclusion.

The Book of War: 25 Centuries of Great War Writing
The Book of War: 25 Centuries of Great War Writing
by John Keegan
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.42
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Mix of War Stories, March 19, 2001
"The Book of War" is an eclectic mix of war stories compiled by historian John Keegan. Most are excerpts from longer books. The range is amazing. Keegan chooses writers from different times and places, beginning with Thucydides describing warfare among the Ancients Greeks ending with a British Special Air Service trooper describing the Gulf War. It is mostly memoirs interspersed with poetry.
Keegan has a good sense of which stories to choose. They are full of emotion and tidbits of historical trivia. Keegan chooses to include the Crusades, but from the Turkish perspective. He includes a memoir of Erwin Rommel, but it was written as a young infantry officer in World War I and not as the famous tank general of WW II. Some stories are more interesting than others. Still each offers a unique, personal glimpse of war.

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