How many excuses are there for not doing homework? Let us count the ways: Giant lizards invaded the neighbour-hood. Elves hid all the pens. And then there was that problem with carnivorous plants...The excuses go on and on, each more absurd than the next and escalating to hilarious heights. Featuring detail-rich illustrations by illustrator Benjamin Chaud, this book is guaranteed to amuse kids and their parents, not to mention anyone who has experienced a slacker student moment - and isn't that everyone?
When a girl loses the class pet (and her homework), her excuses become increasingly silly and far-fetched, and her efforts to find the ferret are giggle-inducing. Fans of Guinea Dog will love this hilarious Jennings story.
In No Excuses Detox, Megan Gilmore presents a collection of 100 satisfying, family-friendly recipes developed with speed, convenience, and optimum digestion in mind. Because enjoying what you eat on a daily basis is crucial to maintaining health goals, these recipes for comfort food favorites--from Freezer Waffles, Sloppy Joe-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, and Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks to Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Bars with Maple Pecan Glaze--taste just as good as their traditional counterparts. By addressing the reasons people fail to stick to a healthy diet--"I'm too busy to cook," "Healthy food is expensive," "I have a family of picky eaters to feed," "If it's good for me, it probably won't taste good or fill me up"--this beautifully packaged and artfully photographed book gives readers no excuse to not eat well year-round.
"Help for Homework Spelling" is a quick and easy reference guide for children to use either at home or at school. "Spelling" covers key rules and facts to help children to spell words correctly and feel motivated and confident in their writing.
Over the past three decades, Professor Larry Smith has become something of a “career whisperer” for his students at the University of Waterloo. His stunning TEDx talk on finding your calling has been viewed by more than six million people and counting.This book captures the best of his advice in a one-stop roadmap for your future. Showcasing his particular mix of tough love and bracing clarity, Smith itemizes all the excuses and worries that are holding you back - and deconstructs them brilliantly. After dismantling your hidden mental obstacles, he provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to go about identifying and then pursuing your true passion. There’s no promising it will be easy, but the straight-talking, irrepressible Professor Smith buoys you with the inspiration necessary to stay the course.
Want to energise your life? Need a bit more get up and go? Fed up with the Friday night collaspse or the 4 o’clock wobbles? Never have the energy to seize the day? We all have the potential for boundless energy and Alyssa Abbey is here to show us how to unleash it. Kiss goodbye to the exhausted evenings flopped on the sofa and say hello to life, love and happiness. Learn how to banish those excuses and increase your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual energy. Stop Making Excuses and Start Living With Energy is packed with worksheets, questionnaires and top tips to help you compile a practical and realistic plan for vitality and happiness. At last, simple answers to making busy people feel better!
The business leader's guide to creating a great workplace from the Great Place to Work Institute In this follow-up guide to The Great Workplace, experts from Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. reveal the most common excuses managers use for why they can't create a great workplace. Authors Jennifer Robin and Michael Burchell poke holes in every single excuse. Whether the reasons involve the organization's leadership, employees, environment, or any other factor, the authors explain that if managers lead people properly, they can create a great workplace. The authors explore how managers can interrupt their own negative thought patterns and instead create lasting change, and they describe how great workplaces have surmounted very real difficulties with aplomb. Includes case studies, stories, tips, and tools for managers who want to transform their organizations From the experts at the Great Place to Work, a global research, consulting, and training firm that operates in nearly 50 countries Proves that any and every organization can change for the better when managers have the right tools and mindset Creating a place where people want to work and want to succeed is the primary key to success for every manager. No Excuses shows that managers in any organization can transform their workplace—if they'll only get out of their own way first.
This book tells the story of the now forgotten Australian waterfront and coal strikes in World War II that so damaged the Australian war effort and the Curtin Government's ineffectual responses to them. These strikes were a disaster for Australian and highly embarassing for the Curtin Government. Unsuccessfully battling unions and workers nearly bought a sympathic Labor Government to its knees and even brought fourth an offer by Prime Minister Curtin to resign if this would bring an end to strikes. How could this happen in wartime?
Memories make us who we are - yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record we like to think they are. We can all admit to occasional memory lapses, but what if we have the potential for more profound errors of memory, even verging on outright fabrication and self-deception? Forensic psychologist and memory expert Dr. Julia Shaw uses the latest research to show the astonishing variety of ways in which our brains can be led astray. She shows why we can misappropriate other people's memories, believing them to be our own. She explains how police officers can imprison an innocent man for life on the basis of 300 denials and just one confession. She demonstrates the way radically false memories can be deliberately implanted, leading people to believe that they brutally murdered a loved one, or were abducted by aliens. And she reveals how, in spite of all this, we can improve our memory through awareness of its fallibility.
Finally, a book for players who want to go the extra mile to improve their game. Charlie Inverso has put together several outstanding drills that you can do on your own or with one or two friends outside of the team training environment. Skill is at a premium in todays game but because of the dominance and time demands of formal team training and the multitude of activities available outside of soccer, youth players often miss out on the advantages of playing soccer on their own. The importance of ball mastery in soccer is undeniable and the best way to achieve it is through playing as much as possible. This book offers effective and fun skill drills you can use to get your game to the next level! Also included is a section on Fitness Training with detailed preseason programs for running, weight training and plyometrics.