Wednesday, November 01, 2017

zulily and Penguin Random House Interactive Book Fair #Zulily .@zulily .@FirstBook

The start of the holidays marks the season for giving. This season, zulily, the online retailer obsessed with bringing special finds to its customers every day, is teaming up exclusively with Penguin Random House to help those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
 
zulily is kicking off National Family Literacy Month this November with its first-ever interactive book fair, running now through December 10. Six sales events will feature a curated selection of children’s books, and each book purchased will trigger a donation from Penguin Random House to First Book. First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books and other essentials to children in need, is aiding teachers, students and schools affected by the recent hurricanes.

“We recognize that many of our customers know someone or have been personally affected by the devastation incurred from the hurricanes this year,” said Kerry Gibson-Morris, VP of Home, Hardlines & Licensing at zulily. “We understand that these major storms can disrupt children’s learning and academic performance, and through our partnership with Penguin Random House and support of First Book, we hope we can provide children, teachers and schools the tools to succeed during these challenging recovery times.”
 Penguin Random House
“Penguin Random House is committed to fostering a universal passion for reading and providing access to books in the communities and schools of parents and children who need them most. Through our partnership with zulily we’re able to expand and extend our ongoing relief efforts through our longtime partner, First Book, by providing up to 25,000 books during this important time of need,” said Jaci Updike, President of Sales of Penguin Random House U.S.

“Educators have shared heart-breaking stories of students, families and fellow teachers who have lost their homes and belongings, as well as entire school libraries now destroyed by flooding or mold,” said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book.  “The support of zulily, zulily’s customers and Penguin Random House will bring treasured books to these communities, enabling educators to restore learning in their classrooms, and providing a lifeline of hopes and dreams for students and their families.  It means the world to all of us.”
 zulily
Customers can shop the ongoing interactive book fair via the “Buy One, Give One” badge highlighted on the website and on featured books found in select events. Each week zulily fans can visit zulily’s owned social channels to activate a call to action, through comments or shares to spark the “Give One” donation from Penguin Random House to First Book. For example, a donation will be made when fans comment on zulily’s Facebook post about their favorite childhood stories.

To help those affected by the hurricanes visit zulily. com

Charminis™ Deluxe Jewelry Studio Giveaway

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7 Skills That Help You Cherish Your Family Even More During the Holidays

As the holidays approach we all think about the conversations we are going to have. Those we look forward to having and those thrust upon us. How do we talk about the year in review? Hot button political questions? Hurricanes? Fires? 

The Art of Connection, by Michael Gelb is a guide to creating, and maintaining, genuine rapport with others. Connection is the research validated secret of happiness, health and longevity, and it’s also especially relevant on a personal basis as we approach the Holiday season. Gelb leads seminars for corporate teams to help them communicate more effectively, but, as he emphasizes, these same skills may be even more important in dealing with family and friends. 

Gelb outlines seven skills distilled from decades of practical experience. He is available to share those tips with your listeners Mon, Nov 13 – Fri, Nov 17 from 7 am to 10 pm ET.

Embrace Humility — Why humility is the source of genuine strength and confidence, and how to cultivate it. (Be open to seeing your chatty Aunt Edith in a new light. Ask her some questions. What’s her earliest Thanksgiving memory? What is she most grateful for? How did she develop her recipe for stuffing?)

Be a Glowworm — How emotions are contagious and how to spread the energy to bring out the best in yourself and others. (Thanks to mirror neurons others will reflect and magnify the attitudes you manifest. If you choose an uplifting, grateful attitude and look for the best in everyone, even your estranged ex, you may be surprised to discover that the atmosphere becomes more positive.)

Achieve the Three Liberations — Profound ways to shift out of patterns that interfere with your ability to connect with yourself and others. (Most important here is to let go of taking anything personally, refrain from the temptation to complain or commiserate and suspend your automatic judgments of everyone and everything. This liberates way more energy to enjoy the turkey, the football game and all your relatives.)

Transcend Fixations — Move beyond the habits that limit your freedom to connect and respond intelligently and effectively, to different types of people. (When we realize that most of people’s behaviors are hardwired expressions of their personality typology it’s much easier to be compassionate and not take things personally.)

Balance Energy Exchange — Methods to monitor the balance of energy in relationships and adjust when necessary. (As Wharton Professor Adam Grant advises focus on being “otherish”...little acts of kindness make a big positive difference) :

Be a RARE Listener — How to improve your real listening skills right now. (The Holidays are a wonderful time to practice ‘empathic listening.’)

Turn Friction into Momentum — What you need to transform your approach to conflict (Unlike the football game you may be watching, a conflict isn’t a contest. It’s an opportunity to find creative solutions to meet your needs and the needs of others. Think creatively about new ways to relate to the people who get on your nerves.)


These skills are all timeless, but they are also especially timely. Each chapter includes illustrative stories, relevant scientific research, and practical exercises to help readers apply the skills in their life today.
Michael J. Gelb has pioneered the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. 

He leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, and YPO. He also teaches at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the London Business School.

 He is also the author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and several other best sellers. His website is www.MichaelGelb.com.

I recevied a complimentary copy of The Art of Connection. 

Nourished by Lia Huber Review

Nourished: A Memoir of Food, Faith & Enduring Love (with Recipes)
by Lia Huber
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A noted entrepreneur, food writer, and recipe developer serves up an evocative adventure story about her quest to find healing, meaning, and a place at the table.

Hunger comes to us in many forms, writes Lia Huber--we long to be satisfied not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Nourished invites readers on Huber's world-roaming search to find the necessary ingredients to nurture all three.

She begins her quest with an Anthony Bourdain moment in a Guatemalan village: she's slipping fresh vegetables into a communal pot of soup she's cooking up for chronically undernourished children. Village grannies look on disapprovingly... until the kids come back for more.

From there, Huber takes readers to the Greek island of Corfu, where she learns the joys of simple food and the power of unconditional love; to a Costa Rican jungle house (by way of an 8,000-mile road trip), where she finds hope and healing; and finally to California's wine country, where she steps into the person she was meant to be and discovers her calling to nourish others.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review - You are not just getting a recipe book, you are getting the author's heart and love for food along with some excellent stories.  You can venture with her while you explore new tastes.   I think this would be great for any reader that enjoys a story behind the food they try. 

Surpahs Giveaway


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Care Me Beauty Giveaway

Care Me Beauty Giveaway

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2 Winner get choice of boar bristles brushes (first and second winners)

1 Winner wins the Cool Breeze Diffuser (third winner)

1 Winner wins the Pro Electric Ceramic Brush (last winner)

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Gift of Love Deluxe Gift Set Giveaway


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Teach My Baby Learning Kit Giveaway

Teach My Baby Learning Kit Giveaway

Welcome to the Teach My Baby Learning Kit Giveaway!

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1 winner drawn each week in December.

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