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Sort Your Sh*t Out is the no-nonsense, practical and interactive guide to getting rid of the unnecessary physical and psychological baggage that is holding you back from living a clutter-free life, and organizing yourself so that your life will change for the better, for good. Using journalling and life coaching techniques, Sort Your Sh*t Out will guide you through the liberating process of sorting out your mess - and coming out the other side richer in time and money, more organized, more driven and clearer-headed than ever before. Tidy house, tidy mind goes the saying - so it follows that with an untidy house comes an untidy mind, and an untidy life. With this untidiness comes waste: wasted food when you don't know what you've got in your disorganized cupboards; wasted money when you buy clothes you already have; and wasted time looking for lost items in your mess of a house!
How to Go Waste Free is the easy guide to disposing of waste from your life. 100 tips provide insight, practical advice and a painless approach to joining the zero-waste revolution. Every year, humankind dumps over 2 billion tons of waste. This either goes into landfill, is incinerated, or goes into our oceans - doing untold damage to the environment, wildlife and to our own bodies. What can we do, as individuals, to stem this tide of trash?
The eyes of the world are firmly fixed upon Meghan Markle, after her beautiful wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018. But who is this enigmatic new Royal - and what propelled her to become the fierce woman we see today? Get to understand what really makes the new Duchess of Sussex tick with this illustrated biography charting the key events and driving forces behind the actress-turned-princess. With the insight and visual intimacy that makes it feel like Meghan's own personal scrapbook or Instagram feed, in Meghan you can read about what inspired the LA native to become a feminist and how her charity work began at the tender age of just 13. Follow the evolution of Meghan's personal fashion style, along with details of her love of food and travel, with favourite recipes and vacation inspiration.
Packed with simple and practical ways to start reducing the amount of plastic you use, How to Go Plastic Free will show you how to eliminate plastic from your life, one step at a time. With 100 easy-to-follow tips championing the plastic-free cause, this is the stress-free, guilt-free guide to: * Getting started simply * Plastic-free eating and drinking * Maintaining the lifestyle you love, without plastic * Shopping responsibly and resourcefully * Creative ways to phase plastic out of your life. From consuming zero plastic to producing our own weight in plastic every year, the last 100 years have seen global plastic usage reach epic proportions. The devastating impact this has had on our planet is clear, and so is the solution: to go plastic free. But with a plastic habit this bad, how can we give it up?
Filled with stunning photographs, this fascinating tribute illustrates and illuminates Hepburn's life. From her early years as an ingenue to her status as an international icon of elegance, it reveals how her unique beauty made her a dream subject for designers and photographers alike. Featuring her collaborations with Givenchy, and stills from the sets of her most famous Hollywood films, the Little Book of Audrey Hepburn takes the reader on a journey through the actress's career and reveals just how powerfully her image resonates across the globe - even so long after her death.
This essential fashion guide to the Duchess of Cambridge's style, Kate: How to Dress LIke a Style Icon celebrates her unique, ladylike yet youthful fashion flair, and gives Kate addicts a handbook to achieving her look. It reveals Kate's fashion secrets, her favourite designers and high-street shops, plus tips on how to steal her style. Featuring the Duchess' latest outfits, such as the Alexander McQueen dress she wore during her 2016 visit to Canada or the Prada number in which she appeared just before the announcement of her third pregnancy in August 2017, it displays the evolution of a style role model.
'Beautiful and heart-rending . . . I could smell Africa on every page' - A. A. Gill Caroline Jones was born in Ethiopia and spent most of her childhood in East Africa. She read French and Spanish at Oxford University and went on to make documentaries for the BBC. Now aged 39, she is happily married with two children. Yet beneath this seemingly perfect public exterior, Caroline was in fact privately indulging in a pattern of destructive behaviour that left her exhausted, anxious, depressed and full of self-loathing - from the ages of 17 to 31, for 14 years, Caroline was suffering from an extremely widespread yet comparatively little-talked about mental illness - bulimia. Caroline is articulate, intelligent, insightful and frank about her experiences, interweaving the journey of her illness with memories of her African childhood, her time at Oxford, her work for the BBC, her family and other relationships, making for a warm and engaging memoir. Her perceptive, retrospective approach to her illness allows her to transcend the topic of bulimia and talk more generally about self-destructive behaviour - there are lessons here which will speak to a little part of everyone.
Do you want to know the basic ingredients for a capsule wardrobe or how to find the perfect jeans? Would you like to make smarter purchases or buy to look slimmer? From tips on styles, accessorizing and shopping to remedies for any fashion disaster you might encounter, these hacks give you ideas and tips for all sartorial situations. With advice on choosing fabrics and cuts that flatter your figure, how to dress for an interview or wedding, choosing swimwear and lingerie or how to strike that murky balance between underdressing and overdressing, this book will help you look polished and stylish, from head to toe.
Confused by the vast array of videos available? Unsure which is the best makeup artist to watch or who can teach you how to create the perfect eyeliner flick? Rather than asking your mother or a girlfriend to teach you how to apply eyeliner or fix false lashes, you can look it up in YouTutorial and go straight to the site via a QR code. With the vast number of tutorials out there, every woman needs to know the top tier of tutorials and how to get to the right information without wasting countless hours on internet searches. This book is a curated collection of the best videos across all categories and subsections of cosmetics.
Confused by the vast array of beauty tutorials available? Unsure which is the best stylist to watch or who can teach you how to create the perfect messy bun or achieve a longlasting blowdry? YouTutorial Hair leads you straight to over 100 of the best YouTube clips instantly via special QR codes, allowing you to get the information you're looking for without wasting countless hours on internet searches.
In little more than a year, Kate Middleton, aka Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has become one of the biggest British style icons in living memory. Her elegant look has sparked copycat imitations the world over and created a huge boost in sales for the shops and designers whose clothes she favours. This essential fashion guide to Kate's style celebrates her unique, ladylike, yet youthful fashion flair - and gives Kate addicts a handy guide to getting her look. Written by lifestyle journalist and author Caroline Jones, it reveals Kate's style secrets, her favourite designers and high-street shops, plus her beauty and grooming tricks - all in one handy book.
One of the most influential and provocative art critics of the twentieth century, Clement Greenberg propelled abstract expressionist painting - in particular the monumental work of Jackson Pollock - to a leading position in an international postwar art world. Caroline A. Jones' magisterial study widens Greenberg's fundamental tenet of opticality - the idea that modernist art is apprehended through eyesight alone - to a broader arena, examining how the critic's emphasis on the specular resonated with a society increasingly invested in positivist approaches to the world.Jones argues that Greenberg's modernist discourse developed in relation to the rationalized procedures that gained wide currency in the United States at midcentury, in fields ranging from the sense-data protocols theorized by scientific philosophy to the development of cultural forms, such as hi-fi, that targeted specific senses, one by one. Greenberg's attempt to isolate and celebrate the visual was one manifestation of a large-scale segmentation or bureaucratization of the body's senses. Eyesight Alone offers artists, art historians, and twentieth-century art lovers a critical history of this essential thinker that brings his work into dialogue with contemporary critical discourse, illuminating the contested history of modernism itself.
Early childhood practitioners are often reluctant to see themselves as leaders and managers. However, all those who work with young children and their families, whatever their level of experience and competence, have to undertake both of these roles on a daily basis. This book encourages practitioners to recognise their active involvement in leadership and management in relation to their work as team leader or team member, and in their work with parents and other professionals, to ensure appropriate and effective provision for young children. The authors identify a number of key principles involved in effective early years leadership and management, which focus on the idea that: Leadership is about influencing others to improve and enhance children's care, learning and development Leadership is only effective if it develops the leadership of others by supporting a team or group in meeting their declared aims or vision Leadership is ultimately distributed, shared and dispersed in early childhood settings These principles are supported by a detailed exploration of the statutory demands made on practitioners working with young children and their families, and reference to relevant literature drawn from both early childhood studies and leadership theories. As well as providing guidance on the roles, responsibilities and tasks facing early childhood leaders, the book features a number of case studies and practical tasks, giving life to concepts and ideas and enabling readers to apply theories and policies to their own work settings. Additional activities at the end of each chapter further support practitioners in fulfilling their leadership and management roles in practice. Leadership and Management in the Early Years is an essential text for early years and early childhood studies students as well as practitioners particularly those who are aiming for Early Years Professional Status.
This accessible text provides guidance on the inclusion of young children with special educational needs or disabilities in a variety of early education settings. The author highlights the complexity of early identification and assessment of children described as having special educational needs. Practitioners are encouraged to consider make exclusion visible and consider important questions relating to the language and values underpinning the early years policy and practice. The emphasis is on inclusion as a process aimed at supporting young children and their families in order to enable all children with SEN or disabilities the opportunity to participate in activities available to all children in an inclusive learning environment. The author promotes the development of inclusive early years cultures where inclusion of all children is regarded as a right rather than an option. The text has implications for the teaching and learning of all young children not only those perceived as having special educational needs. The theoretical perspectives are supported by examples based on concerns and experiences of parents, children and practitioners. It is essential reading for those working or intending to work with young children.
This book offers numerous questions and answers about ethics in counselling and therapy, training, counselling supervision, research and other important issues. The authors bring psychodynamic, person-centred, integrative or eclectic approaches to their selection of questions and answers. They also bring a variety of experience from independent practice, institutional and voluntary agency settings. Between them they have experience as counsellors, psychotherapists, trainers, counselling supervisors and authors. The questions cover a range of issues that practitioners need to consider including: confidentiality, constraints and the management of confidentiality; boundaries, dual and multiple relationships, relationships with former clients; non-discriminatory practice, issues for individuals and agencies; competence and the proper conduct of counsellors and therapists and the profession's responsibilities to deliver non-exploitative and non-abusive help to clients. Questions of Ethics in Counselling and Therapy also contains three appendices offering useful information. It is written in a clear, accessible style and is aimed at a wide readership in counselling and therapy, ranging from trainees to more experienced practitioners.