As librarians, we're all about the idea that the right book at the right time can absolutely make your life better; here are a few books that may have made our favorite Edward's life a little bit better.
QUIRK : BRAIN SCIENCE MAKES SENSE OF YOUR PECULIAR PERSONALITY
by Hannah Holmes
Call Number: 612.82 HOL 2011
Who are you? It's the most fundamental of human questions. Are you the type of person who tilts at windmills, or the one who prefers to view them from the comfort of an air-conditioned motorcoach? Our personalities are endlessly fascinating--not just to ourselves but also to our spouses, our parents, our children, our co-workers, our neighbors. As a highly social species, humans have to navigate among an astonishing variety of personalities. But how did all these different permutations come about? And what purpose do they serve? With her trademark wit and sly humor, Hannah Holmes takes readers into the amazing world of personality and modern brain science. Using the Five Factor Model, which slices temperaments into the major factors (Extraversion, Neuroticism, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness) and minor facets (such as impulsive, artistic, or cautious), Holmes demonstrates how our genes and brains dictate which factors and facets each of us displays. Are you a Nervous Nelly? Your amygdala is probably calling the shots. Hyperactive Hal? It's all about the dopamine.
THE PRUNING BOOK
by Lee Reich
Number: 635.9154 REI 1997
Includes specific pruning methods for ornamental bushes, evergreens, ornamental vines, and edible fruit and nut trees. Not only covers specialized pruning methods such as bonsai and topiary, but takes a fresh look at such routine pruning chores as mowing a lawn.
IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS
by Alan Barker
Call Number: 651.7 BAR 2006
Whether it's keeping the interest of a large audience or simply winning the argument in a key meeting, sounding the part is becoming an increasingly sought after skill. We all communicate in different ways but many of us find it a challenge to communicate on a professional level. Also, in a tougher jobs market, the ability to articulate effectively is a vital skill. Employers still complain that candidates lack essential skills, with the most important being communication. This book shows how to get the success you want by getting your message across, every time. Without recourse to jargon, he shows how to achieve verbal, vocal and visual success - with style. Practical pointers, examples and standard templates are included for all forms of communication.
BEYOND BOUNDARIES : LEARNING TO TRUST AGAIN IN RELATIONSHIPS
by John Sims Townsend
Call Number: 158.2 TOW 2012
How do you know you're ready to trust again ... and what does it take to be ready? Painful relationships violate our trust, causing us to close our hearts. But to experience the freedom and love God designed us for, we eventually have to take another risk. In this breakthrough book, bestselling author Dr. John Townsend takes you beyond the pain of the past to discover how to re-enter a life of intimate relationships. Whether you're trying to restore a current relationship or begin a new one, Townsend gives practical tools for establishing trust and finding the intimacy you long for.
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HAIRSTYLING
by Charles Worthington
Call Number: 646.724 WOR 2002
The Complete Book of Hairstyling makes fabulous hair accessible to every woman every day of the year. Filled with creative styles, easy-to-follow instructions, valuable tips and salon secrets, the book is an indispensable guide to beautiful, healthy hair in the latest styles. Dozens of useful tips and style variations are complemented by the fun and fictional stories of four young women as they pursue their careers, manage their love lives and solve their own "bad hair day" crises.