An indispensable resource on how to select, buy, and enjoy the perfect ring, this revised editions includes new colour photos and features the latest trends and artistry in ring design. Also included are up-to-date diamond price charts to help buyers really know what they are paying for.
It's not good enough to want it. You've got to know how to get it. Real estate titan, bestselling author, and TV star Donald J. Trump is the man to teach you the billionaire mind-set-how to think about money, career skills, and life. Here is crucial advice on investing in real estate from the expert, everything from dealing with brokers to renovating to assessing the value of property, buying and selling, and securing a mortgage. Trump will show you how to cut costs, decide how much risk to assume in your investments, and divide up your portfolio. He'll also teach you how to impress anyone, how to correct or criticize someone effectively, and how to know if your friends are loyal-everything you need to know to get ahead. And once you've earned your money, you've got to learn to spend it well. Trump presents his consumer guide to the best things in life, from wine to golf clubs to engagement rings. Check out the billionaire lifestyle-how they shop and what they buy. Even if you're not superwealthy, you can afford many of these luxuries. And what look inside the Trump world would be complete without The Apprentice? Trump will take you behind the scenes, from the end of season one and into season two, with insights into the making and the meaning of TV's hottest show. As Donald Trump proves, getting rich is easy. Staying rich is harder. Your chances are better, and you'll have more fun, if you think like a billionaire. This is the book that will help you make a real difference in your life.
'Look, look,' exhorts the opening poem of this dazzling new collection. The discoveries of observation, both physical and intellectual, ravishing and harrowing, are recounted across a broad sweep of experience. Edgar returns habitually to the character of light. 'Exhibits of the Sun' moves from the ghostly Ferris wheel of Saturn's rings to the beach pavilion wrapped in ochre fog during Sydney's dust storm, from the glimpses of a lover's light-shaped body in the passage of the moon to a vision of a whole lifetime between one eye blink and the next. Presiding over all is Walter Benjamin's Angel of History, swept away into the future as he looks back on the unravelled pageant of humanity. 'On the short list of the best living practitioners of verse, rhymed or blank.' Joshua Mehigan, 'Poetry' (Chicago) 'They said of his last book 'Eldershaw': a brilliant piece of 'uncanny' fiction&#8230; alive and convincing at every point, crackling with engagement and intensity.' Martin Duwell, 'Australian Poetry Review' '[A] wonderful love poem and elegy&#8230; [of] almost unbearable poignancy. The final dateless narrative, 'The Pool', is a high point of Australian poetry.' Geoffrey Lehmann, 'The Weekend Australian'
Drawing on a wide range of examples from literature, comics, film, television and digital media, Nerd Ecology is the first substantial ecocritical study of nerd culture&#8217;s engagement with environmental issues. Exploring such works as Star Trek, Tolkien&#8217;s Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Joss Whedon&#8217;s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, the fiction of Thomas Pynchon, The Hunger Games, and superhero comics such as Green Lantern and X-Men, Anthony Lioi maps out the development of nerd culture and its intersections with the most fundamental ecocritical themes. In this way Lioi finds in the narratives of unpopular culture - narratives in which marginalised individuals and communities unite to save the planet - the building blocks of a new environmental politics in tune with the concerns of contemporary ecocritical theory and practice.
Sun Ringle Bubba Rear MTB Hub BOOSTMade for mastering everything the mountain has to offer, this excellent adjustable rear hub by Sun Ringle ensures a smooth spin and superb support, however hard you ride. Featuring an innovative Clock'D 6 Pawl engagement system, the Bubba uses two separate ratchet rings to set differing levels of engagement - three pawls every four degrees for all mountain riding and six pawls every eight degrees for exhilarating enduro runs. Innovative and Adjustable Rear MTB Hub Coming Boost-sized for superior stiffness and control when taking on the most demanding runs, this hero of a hub gives a friction-free performance thanks to its quartet of sealed cartridge bearings. Aluminium-made for a durable and dependable showing ride after ride, the Bubba is a brilliant addition to your venturesome MTB's back-end. Features: Shell Material: 6061 Aluminium Axle Material: 7075 Aluminium Use: Enduro, Trail, E-MTB Bearings: 4x sealed cartridge Axle Spacing: 12x148mm Boost Freehub: 7075 Aluminium Shimano HG or SRAM XD Freehub System: Clock'D 6 Pawl 4-degree or 8-degree adjustable Disc Brake Standard: 6-BoltBuy Sun Ringle Wheels & Tyres from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.
Shelly Gelson had it all...a job teaching English at Carver High; her best friend, Mel, working by her side; and an engagement to her high school sweetheart, Chase Marino. That was until Chase broke her heart and left her for another teacher at the school. Now Shel is left brokenhearted and trying to figure out what she wants while watching Chase and the home wrecker make moon eyes at each other. Enter Matt Fuller, Shel's friend for the past five years and the perfect rebound. He's gorgeous, smart, funny, and fits into Shel's idea of the right guy. Only problem is there may be more there than just a simple rebound. Is he a way to fill a void left by Chase? Or is there more smoldering between these two friends? Find out what happens when the bell rings and the teenage drama ends and the adult drama begins. Who says being a teacher is boring? They obviously haven't met the teachers at Carver High. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Darlene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006646/bk_acx0_006646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How happy would you be if you had all the money in the world? The universal lament about money is that there is never enough. We spend endless hours obsessing over our budgets and investments, trying to figure out ways to stretch every dollar. We try to follow the advice of money gurus and financial planners, then kick ourselves whenever we spend too much or save too little. For all of the stress and effort we put into every choice, why are most of us unhappy about our finances? According to Laura Vanderkam, the key is to change your perspective. Instead of looking at money as a scarce resource, consider it a tool that you can use creatively to build a better life for yourself and the people you care about. For instance, the average couple spends $5,000 on engagement and wedding rings, making these pricey purchases largely because everyone else does. But what if you decided to spend $300 on rings and apply the rest to future date nights, weekend getaways, and thinking-of-you bouquets over the next ten years? In he long run, what would bring more joy to your marriage? Likewise, will owning a home with a pristine lawn and a two-car garage-the American Dream-really make you more satisfied? Or are you saving up for this investment just because financial planners tell you it's worth it? Vanderkam shows how each of us can figure out better ways to use what we have to build the lives we want. Drawing on the latest happiness research as well as the stories of dozens of real people, Vanderkam offers a contrarian approach that forces us to examine our own beliefs, goals, and values. Among her advice: Laugh at the Joneses: It's human nature to compare yourself to those around you, but you can create lifestyle hat rings you personal satisfaction without copying your neighbors. Give yourself the best weekend ever: Studies show that experiences often bring more pleasure than material goods. With a little planning and creativity, you can give yourself a memorable getaway without leaving town or going broke. Embrace the selfish joy of giving: Giving back not only helps you build karma, it also helps you build a community-which is much more fulfilling than a tax deduction. All the Money in the World is a practical and inspiring guide that shows how money can buy happiness-if we spend it wisely.
Studies show that roughly one out of two marriages end in divorce. One of the reasons for this is couples today are not prepared for all - the good and bad - that may happen in marriage. Are you prepared? Author and blogger Jackie Bledsoe outlines the seven stages, or seven rings of marriages, that will equip couples for all stages in marriage. He challenges couples to keep moving through each stage for a lasting and fulfilling marriage. Through The Seven Rings of Marriage, listeners gain a deeper appreciation of what marriage is, and get a clear picture of what may lie ahead in their marriage. Diligently go about making your marriage everything you and your spouse hoped for, and more! The seven rings are: Ring #1 -Engagement RING Ring #2 - Wedding RING Ring #3 - DiscoveRING Ring #4 - PerseveRING Ring #5 - RestoRING Ring #6 - ProspeRING Ring #7 - MentoRING Visit jackiebledsoe.com/7rings/ to learn more about The Seven Rings of Marriage, and get additional resources. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jackie Bledsoe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001748/bk_hove_001748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'Making custom the new standard.' - Nick Miller, Founder of Mint Diamonds & Proclamation Jewelry Have you found the woman of your dreams? Ready to take the next step and propose? Worried you might not find the perfect ring? Have a tight budget? Don't even know what your budget should be or where to begin? Feeling overwhelmed and don't want to make the wrong choice? Then you've come to the right place. Nick Miller is the founder and Master Designer of Mint Diamonds and Proclamation Jewelry. Mint Diamonds makes custom the new standard for one-of-a-kind engagement rings. Proclamation Jewelry is the premier BeSpoke men's jeweler. Jewelry is more than just an accessory; it empowers you to reach heights never imagined and inspires you to become the man you've always dreamed of. Whether you're looking for the engagement ring of a lifetime for that special lady or seeking to have a custom-designed piece that embodies the principles you stand for, Mint Diamonds & Proclamation Jewelry have you covered. Nick has designed custom rings for celebrities, champions, heads of state, musicians, athletes & entertainers, business magnets, exotic car festivals, and billionaires for more than seven years. His designs boast of people like LeBron James, Aaron Lewis, Steven Tyler, the Miami 500 & Sunset 500, the Lamborghini Festival of Houston, and the Colorado NPC Body Building Championship. If anyone knows how to design the perfect engagement ring, it's Mint Diamonds. It's more than just jewelry; it's your statement. This guide was written by the founder of Mint Diamonds as a comprehensive, step-by-step manual for those looking to intelligently and economically design the perfect engagement ring that personifies the unique story shared with their loved one.
Your Name is Worth MillionsIf you've ever wondered why the expert-next-door is getting the cash and the clients while you secretly hate from the sidelines, this is the book for you.Imagine that moment when the phone rings with the opportunity of a lifetime. Whether it's your first big client, that incredible book deal with a major publisher, or a speaking engagement at a conference in your city, your ducks need to be in a row long before the dollars show up on your doorstep. You want the visibility and the profits that come with it but are you really playing at a level that sets you up for the spotlight?In this much-anticipated book, Personal Branding and Marketing Genius Audria Richmond cracks the code to building a brand one doable and deliberate step at a time. From creating an authentic personal brand to landing the right media opportunities, Audria's transparent, in-your-face-and-in-your-bank-account approach will help you to:Develop ferocious confidence and show up on the business scene like a boss.Identify the people who need your services and demand the premium rates you deserve.Understand the 7 phases of a profitable personal brand and how to leverage each of them to become the must-meet expert in your industry.By the end of Are You Ready for the Yes?, you'll finally get out there and make some noise and make some real money at the same damn time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/195642/bk_acx0_195642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Look Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic TDF Pedal 2020The official pedal of the 2020 Tour De France, this model is engineered for the rigours of racing. It features a hard-wearing carbon body construction and uses Look's renowned Blade technology instead of a standard alloy "spring & lever" system. This considerably reduces the total overall weight of the pedal, while also improving foot retention and aerodynamics. Replacing standard steel bearings with ceramic bearings, this model provides a longer lifespan that beats all records (4 to 6 times longer than standard bearings), as well as a smoother performance by reducing friction by 18%. When it comes down to the wire, these marginal gains are the difference between winning and losing.Lightweight, Wide and Reliable Carbon TDF PedalWith this Tour de France edition pedal, Look has shaved off any unnecessary weight with the pedal weighing in at only a mere 110 grams. This means that you'll enjoy its exceptional strength to weight ratio when both training and competing. Pushing you towards a podium finish, its ceramic Blade technology also allows you to transfer 100% of your pedalling power input to the drivetrain. Coming complete with a wide 700mm² contact area, your foot will become one with the pedal, as you become one with your bike.Why You'll Love It?CERAMIC + CARBON: YOUR PERFECT COMBINATION- Wear the Tour de France colours with this limited edition pedal- Ride the same pedal as the greatest riders of the World Tour peloton- Adapt pedal tension to suit your requirements thanks to two included carbon blades (tension 12 and 16)- Simply the best power-to-weight ratio on the road pedal market todayTHE OFFICIAL PEDAL OF THE 2020 TOUR DE FRANCEThe Choice of Champions: Romain Bardet, Alejandro Valverde, Tadej Pogaçar and more than 50 other riders in the peloton have chosen the KEO BLADE CARBON CERAMIC to give themselves the best chance at victory.Look's engineers have built all the LOOK expertise into these exceptional pedals. The exclusive, limited-edition model features the most advanced technologies in automatic pedals today. Pedal your way to your best performances with the official 2020 Tour de France pedals. Features: Body Material: Carbon Axle Material: Cromoly Platform Area: 700mm2 Platform Width: 67mm Technology: Blade Q Factor: 53mm Total Stack Height (Pedal + Cleat): 14.8mm (8.5mm+6.3mm) Cleats: Keo Cleat; Retention: Serial installed in 12 + additional 16 / 20 sold separately Single or Pair: Pair Weight: 110gTechnologies: Ceramic Bearings: Every component, every ball is meticulously selected to ensure the highest level of quality and performance. The balls are precisely calibrated one by one by a machine, down to the micro-meter. They are then ordered according to size in perfectly- adapted rings, with the result that every bearing has a totally unique structure. Longer Life: A long lifespan is the main advantage of ceramic bearings. Rounder and harder than traditional balls, they are less sensitive to dust or deposits and guarantee consistent, durable performance. Furthermore, ceramic is not subject to corrosion. These physical properties ensure the bearings have a lifespan 4 to 6 times longer than standard steel bearings. Smoother: Reduced friction is the best-known and most characteristic advantage of ceramic bearings. The perfectly circular shape and the hardness of the balls combined with ceramic-specific, optimized greases allows for an 18% reduction of the frictional forces applied to the bearing. Blade: Lighter - Aerodynamic - Safer: The use of a carbon blade instead of a conventional metal spring offers numerous advantages: The “blade - lever” system is 20% lighter than a standard “spring - lever” system. The carbon blade blends fluidly into the shape and volume of the pedal, improving the overall aerodynamic properties of the product. The BLADE technology revolutionizes the engagement/ disengagement experience whilst offering firm and secure support. The bowing of the blade when un-clipping means the required disengagement torque is reached more rapidly in the dynamic of the movement, allowing for faster cleat release. Spindle: In order to meet the requirements of the most demanding cyclists, the BLADE CARBON pedals are designed to resist the very worst weather conditions. Particular care is given to each component within the axle to ensure optimal lifespan. The axle is guaranteed waterproof by IPX7 (full immersion) and IPX6 (rotating pedal exposed to water jets) tests. The design of the outer cap and the inside nut have been revised to meet these requirements. The Best Power to Weight Ratio: The full extent of the power a cyclist develops is transferred to the bike - and the road - through the pedals. Without going into extensive scientific detail, the larger the contact area, the more efficient the transfer of energy will be. On the other hand, the wider contact area, the more the weight of the pedal increases. LOOK engineers have worked tirelessly to pinpoint the areas where energy transfer is optimal, in order to finetune design and reduce any unnecessary surfaces. This careful analysis was key to producing a pedal with the best weight-to-contact area ratio on the market today. Designed & Manufactured by Look: Since LOOK's beginning in the bicycle world when metals were king, our material of choice has always been carbon. For over 30 years LOOK has developed in its own factories a unique expertise and a vast know-how in the carbon field to reach specific desired properties. Once the optimal shapes had been created, our engineers work on the processes and on the carbon for each areas of the pedal in a very precise manner in order to achieve our goal: the creation of ultimate aerodynamic and light pedal. Pedalling experience is also improved thanks to a firmer lateral stop. The carbon blade is available in various stiffness options : 12, 16 or 20. The blade can be easily, intuitively and quickly (a few seconds suffice) changed depending on the rider's clip-in / clip-out preferences.Buy Look Components from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.