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The art of happiness : a handbook for living

The art of happiness : a handbook for living

Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- author
2020

The Art of Happiness crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. This updated edition features new material from the Dalai Lama and Dr. Cutler.

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Basic income for Canadians : from the COVID-19 emergency to financial security for all

Basic income for Canadians : from the COVID-19 emergency to financial security for all

Forget, Evelyn L., 1956- author
2020

In this new and revised edition, Evelyn L. Forget offers a clear-eyed look at how recent emergency measures could be transformed into a program that ensures an adequate basic income for every Canadian. She weighs the options, investigates whether Canadians can afford a permanent basic income program, and describes how it could best be implemented across the country.

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Behind the horror : true stories that inspired horror movies

Behind the horror : true stories that inspired horror movies

Mellor, Lee, 1982- author
2020

"Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was based on the infamous skin-wearing murderer Ed Gein? Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killers who inspired Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism."--Amazon.com.

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A good apology : four steps to make things right

A good apology : four steps to make things right

Howes, Molly, author
2020

Dr. Molly Howes uses her own experiences with patients at her practice to exemplify the importance of a proper apology, and how we can all hone our technique. Learn how to craft an effective apology with this four-step model: 1. Listen to and empathize with the other person's hurt 2. Make a sincere statement of regret and acknowledge harmful actions 3. Make restitution for the pain caused 4. Prevent repetition of the injury. An apology is a small-scale event between people, but it's enormously powerful. Never until now has there been a comprehensive book giving readers the tools to fix their relationships, make amends, and move forward, all through the power of a great apology.

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Heard amid the guns : true stories from the Western Front, 1914-1918

Heard amid the guns : true stories from the Western Front, 1914-1918

Carmichael, Jacqueline Larson, author
2020

"After receiving a bundle of worn letters written by her late grandfather George 'Black Jack' Vowel during the First World War, journalist Jacqueline Carmichael became fascinated with the daily realities and personal stories of those who had lived through that pivotal and harrowing period in history. Reaching beyond the battlefield descriptions found in most history books, Carmichael presents unforgettable accounts filled with drama, hope, and heartbreak culled from journals and letters of Allied soldiers and nurses. From tales of men 'shot at dawn' under charges of desertion or cowardice, to women cross-dressing to get into battle, to a Canadian Member of Parliament whose PTSD-induced death was barely acknowledged by Ottawa for nearly a century, True Stories from the Western Front reflects the human face of war. Featuring profiles of people from every Canadian province and many American states, including soldiers of Indigenous, Asian, Indo-Canadian, and African-Canadian and -American backgrounds, this book is a touching tribute illustrated throughout by WWI-era photos, postcards, documents, and the author's contemporary photos from battlefield sites and monuments."-- Provided by publisher.

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High school

High school

Quin, Sara, 1980- author
2019


Kindred : Neanderthal life, love, death and art

Kindred : Neanderthal life, love, death and art

Sykes, Rebecca Wragg, author
2020

Neanderthal expert Rebecca Wragg Sykes shoves aside the cliché of the shivering ragged figure in an icy wasteland, and sheds new light on where they lived, what they ate, and the increasingly complex Neanderthal culture that researchers have discovered. Based on the author's first-hand experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research and theory, this easy-to-read but information-rich book lays out the first full picture we have of the Neanderthals, from amazing new discoveries changing our view of them forever, to the more enduring mysteries of how they lived and died.

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Knowing the past, facing the future : Indigenous education in Canada

Knowing the past, facing the future : Indigenous education in Canada

2019

"In 1867, Canada's federal government became responsible for the education of Indigenous peoples: Status Indians and some Métis would attend schools on reserves; non-Status Indians and some Métis would attend provincial schools. The system set the stage for decades of broken promises and misguided experiments that are only now being rectified in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. Knowing the Past, Facing the Future traces the arc of Indigenous education since Confederation and draws a road map of the obstacles that need to be removed before the challenge of reconciliation can be met. This insightful volume is organized in three parts. The opening chapters examine colonial promises and practices, including the treaty right to education and the establishment of day, residential, and industrial schools. The chapters in Parts 2 and 3 are written alternately from within Indigenous and Western paradigms. Parts 2 focuses on the legacy of racism, trauma, and dislocation; Part 3 explore contemporary issues in curriculum development, assessment, leadership, and governance. At a time when decolonizing Canada's education system remains a struggle, this innovative collection reveals the possibilities and potential pitfalls associated with incorporating Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous teaching and healing practices into school courses and programs."-- Provided by publisher.

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The Mutual Admiration Society : how Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford circle remade the world for women

The Mutual Admiration Society : how Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford circle remade the world for women

Moulton, Mo, 1979- author
2019

"Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was a renowned crime novelist who achieved fame and fortune during a period that historian Mo Moulton calls 'the day after the revolution.' In a time when just as many doors were closed to women as open, Sayers found professional success with her Lord Peter Wimsey novels. Yet she never could have done it without the cohort of remarkable women she met at university -- all of whom would go on to challenge societal norms and fight for equality of opportunity in their own way. In 1912, Dorothy L. Sayers and five friends founded a writing group at Somerville College, Oxford; they called themselves the 'Mutual Admiration Society.' Smart, bold, serious, and funny, these women were also sheltered and chaperoned, barred from receiving degrees despite taking classes and passing exams. But within a few short years, World War I rapidly expanded the rights and opportunities available to women, including the right to vote (1918) and access to the professions (1919). In October 1920, members of the MAS returned to Oxford to receive full degrees. Mutual Admiration Society follows these six women as they navigate the complexities of adulthood, work, intimacy, and sex in Interwar England. Bringing these women to vivid life, Moulton reveals how Dorothy L. Sayers was intimately intertwined with the members of the MAS -- and how, together, they fought their way into modernity"-- Provided by publisher.

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The really hungry vegan student cookbook : over 65 plant-based recipes for eating well on a budget

The really hungry vegan student cookbook : over 65 plant-based recipes for eating well on a budget

Vaughan, Sarah, compiler
2020

Make following a vegan diet easy for every student lifestyle with these tasty and affordable plant-based recipes. Moving away from home, buying endless amounts of books, and making new friends are just some of the things to think about when becoming student, so why make your plant-based food prep part of that niggling list. Whoever you're living with and whatever food they eat, your meal planning need not be a problem--this book will give you all the vegan variety you need for quick-and-easy breakfasts, in-between-lecture lunches, and pre-night-out communal feasts--and may even inspire your housemates to create some meat-free meals of their own!

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The tenth justice : judicial appointments, Marc Nadon, and the Supreme Court Act Reference

The tenth justice : judicial appointments, Marc Nadon, and the Supreme Court Act Reference

Mathen, Carissima, author
2020

"The process by which Supreme Court judges are appointed is traditionally a quiet affair, but this certainly wasn't the case when Prime Minister Stephen Harper selected Justice Marc Nadon for appointment to Canada's highest court. Here, for the first time, is the complete story "the Nadon Reference"--one of the strangest sagas in Canadian legal history. Following the Prime Minister`s announcement, controversy swirled and debate raged: as a federal court judge, was Marc Nadon eligible for one of the three seats traditionally reserved for Quebec? Then, on 21 March 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada broke new ground in statutory interpretation and constitutional law by releasing the Reference re Supreme Court Act, ss 5 and 6. In The Tenth Justice, Carissima Mathen and Michael Plaxton set out the history of judicial appointments, the legal and political context that gave rise to the Reference re Supreme Court, and the impact that the decision has had on legal and constitutional debate in Canada. With detailed historical and legal analysis, including never-before-published interviews, The Tenth Justice explains how the Nadon Reference came to be a case at all, the issues at stake, and its legacy."-- Provided by publisher.

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Total meditation : practices in living the awakened life

Total meditation : practices in living the awakened life

Chopra, Deepak, author
2020

For the last thirty years, Deepak Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution in the West. Deepak guides readers on how to wake up to new levels of awareness that will ultimately cultivate a clear vision, heal suffering in your mind and body, and help recover who you really are. Deepak also incorporates new research on meditation and its benefits, provides dozens of practical awareness exercises and concludes with a 52-week program of meditations to help revolutionize every aspect of your life.

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A touch of fire : Marie-André Duplessis, the Hôtel-Dieu of Quebec, and the writing of New France

A touch of fire : Marie-André Duplessis, the Hôtel-Dieu of Quebec, and the writing of New France

Carr, Thomas M., 1944- author
2020

"Marie-André Duplessis (1687-1760) guided the Augustinian sisters at the Hôtel-Dieu of Quebec - the oldest hospital north of Mexico - where she was elected mother superior six times. Although often overshadowed by colonial nuns who became foundresses or saints, she was a powerhouse during the last decades of the French regime and an accomplished woman of letters. She has been credited with Canada's first literary narrative, Canada's first music manual, and the first book by a Canadian woman printed during her own lifetime. In Touch of Fire, the first biography of Duplessis, Thomas Carr analyzes how she navigated, in peace and war, the unstable, male-dominated colonial world of New France. Through a study of Duplessis's correspondence, her writings, and the rich Hôtel-Dieu archives, Carr detailshow she channeled the fire of her commitment to the hospital in order to advance its interests, preserve its history, and inspire her sister nuns. Duplessis chronicled New France as she wrote for and about her institution. Her administrative correspondence reveals her managerial successes and failures, and her private letters reshaped her friendship with a childhood Jansenist friend, Marie-Catherine Hecquet. Carr also delves into her relationship with her sister Geneviève Duplessis, who joined her in the cloister and became her managerial and spiritual partner. The addition of Duplessis's last letters provides a dramatic insider's view into the female experience of the siege and capture of Quebec in 1759."-- Provided by publisher.

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The unicorn handbook : a spellbinding collection of literature, lore, art, recipes, and projects

The unicorn handbook : a spellbinding collection of literature, lore, art, recipes, and projects

Turgeon, Carolyn, author
2020

Strong, regal, and dazzling, there is no more romantic a creature in both folklore and pop culture than the majestic unicorn. Known for its preference for solitary living in the depths of enchanted and perfumed forests, the unicorn will only occasionally reveal itself to virginal ladies and/or save the day with its magical horn, which is said to neutralize poison when dipped into food or drink.

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What you take with you : wildfire, family and the road home

What you take with you : wildfire, family and the road home

Greenwood, Therese, author
2019

Four years after Therese Greenwood and her husband moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta, their new community was shattered by one of the worst wildfires in Canadian history. As the flames approached, they had only minutes to pack, narrowly escaping a fire that would rage for weeks, burn more than 85,000 hectares and force 80,000 people to flee.

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