Newest Non-fiction Book:
101 Ways to Go Zero Waste by Kathryn Kellogg
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We all know how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint, but it can be daunting to know where to begin.
Enter Kathryn Kellogg, who can fit all her trash from the past two years into a 16-ounce mason jar. How? She starts by saying no to straws and grocery bags, and yes to a reusable water bottle and compostable dish scrubbers.
In 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kellogg shares these tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport. It's not about perfection, she says. It's about making better choices.
This is a practical, friendly blueprint of realistic lifestyle changes for anyone who wants to reduce their waste.
Available in regular print or ebook

More New Adult Non-Fiction:
Stop Missing Your Life: How to be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World by Cory Muscara
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Mindfulness teacher Cory Muscara takes us on a journey into the heart of what is required for real change, growth, and happiness.
He exposes how the phrase "be present" has become little more than a platitude, imbued with the misguided message to be present just for the sake of being present, and reveals how to achieve true Presence: a quality of being that is unmistakably attractive about a person, and one that only comes when we've peeled back the layers of guarding that prevent us from being our full, honest, and integrated selves in the world.
Muscara shows how we build internal walls, what he describes as a Pain Box inhibiting us from living a deeply connected and meaningful life. He offers a four-part FACE model (Focus, Allow, Curiosity, and Embodiment) that helps chip away at those walls and builds our capacity to experience the richness of our lives. Stop Missing Your Life ultimately teaches how we can find peace in the chaos and become better people for our families, our communities, and our world.
The Handy Christianity Answer Book by Stephen A. Werner
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The Handy Christianity Answer Book provides detailed descriptions of the teachings of Jesus, Christian beliefs about Jesus, explications of ceremonies, symbols, rituals, observations, customs, leaders, and organization of the world’s largest religion.
It clearly and eloquently explains how different Christians think and explores the richness of the Christian tradition. This engaging, user-friendly primer looks at the significance of the Bible, Jesus, the Apostles, the Trinity, the Eucharist, historical schisms, divisions and different denominations, worship, sacraments, prayer, and much more.
This is an important reference that answers nearly 900 questions and offers fun facts that cover Christian history, religious practices, and cultural perspectives, including Why are there so many different kinds of Christians? What were the last words spoken by Jesus? What did Jesus say about loving one's enemies? Did Jesus have brothers? What is the Nicene Creed? Is Heaven up and Hell down? Who was Joan of Arc? Why do most churches have organs? What is the earliest major film about Jesus?
The Book of Gutsy Women by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. Go ahead, ask your question, her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, You're my hero. Who's yours?
Many people, especially girls, have asked us that same question over the years. It’s one of our favorite topics.
HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of Life magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible.
CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends' moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth.
Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there's a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book.
So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimistic: they had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right.
Available in regular print, ebook, or audio ebook
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body: how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail.
Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted. The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.
Available in regular print, ebook, or audio ebook

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