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A Japanese Dermatologist Living in Paris Reveals the Truth about Cosmetics that Women's Magazines Never Tell You

A Japanese Dermatologist Living in Paris Reveals the Truth about Cosmetics that Women's Magazines Never Tell You

The popular Japanese dermatologist currently residing in Paris, Mana Iwamoto, reveals how dangerous and misleading the information that cosmetics magazines convey to readers really is. Iwamoto, who has also created her own line of cosmetics, offers correct knowledge about cosmetic products, providing answers to your everyday questions and concerns, while comparing the latest approaches to beauty in France and Japan. This book contains an honest, fact-based approach to skin care that only an experienced and well-informed dermatologist could know.

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A Lady’s Ribbon Book

A Lady’s Ribbon Book

This book gathers all the information you need on the use of ribbons in one place. From how to tie ribbons on gifts, the use of ribbons in interior design, and even how to use ribbons as a filing tool, A Lady’s Ribbon Book is the ultimate resource on ribbons and ribbon-making. Learn how to use ribbons beautifully from a function-based approach. This small book contains illustrations and is written in simple language, making it a perfect gift.

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A Leisurely Morning Can Change Your Life

A Leisurely Morning Can Change Your Life

We tend to think of the morning as a rushed, hectic time of day. A Leisurely Morning Can Change Your Life will teach you how to turn morning into your ally, a time we you can gather your thoughts, relax, and prepare to face the day with your best foot forward.

In today’s age of digital distractions, there has never been a better time to reclaim your morning, your free time, and your life.

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A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind

A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind

Its Italian edition was published by Antonio Vallardi s.u.r.l. in November 2012.

To Buddhist monks, cleaning is one of their cardinal trainings, leading to their reputation as cleaning pros amongst monks. This book introduces Zen Buddhism methods on how to clean stains, dirt, and the outdoors as well as ways to get rid of anxieties and obsessions. The step-by-step instructions in this book will help you cleanse your soul while becoming a better cleaner.

From the Introduction:

“We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments. The time we spend carefully cleaning out every nook and cranny of the temple grounds is extremely fulfilling. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It’s not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today’s busy world today needs it.

The Zen sect of Buddhism is renowned for the cleanliness of its monks, but cleaning is greatly valued in Japanese Buddhism in general as a way to cultivate the mind. In this book, I introduce everyday cleaning methods typically employed in temples, while sharing what it’s like to be a monk in training.

I hope you enjoy applying the cleaning techniques introduced here in your home. There’s nothing complicated about them. If you wish to cultivate your mind at home, everyday domestic chores will immediately become a way to do it. This will improve the condition not just of your own mind, but also the people around you. I hope readers will discover that daily housework is an opportunity to contemplate self.”

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A Sci-Fi Kind of Story

A Sci-Fi Kind of Story

The year 2061 is a time of sophisticated AI and ever-present wearable computer processors.  One day our nameless protagonist comes across a strange young woman while on an errand.  She is an oddity in that she uses no technology of any kind. 

Summer is the setting for this adolescent love story in which the past and the future collide.

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A Story From the World

A Story From the World

Author Maiko Tajima rubbed elbows with people from every corner of the world through her work for the United Nations. In the process, she learned what it takes for people from different backgrounds to cooperate and move toward a common goal.

A Story From the World will enchant and inspire you!

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A Textbook for Sales Leaders

A Textbook for Sales Leaders

Based on the questionnaire research from 1000 samples at 350 companies, this book reveals action principles that sales leaders all share in common. Looking at the results, the author goes on to explain what individual development and organizational management are needed in order to achieve higher sales performance.

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A Zen Guide to Enlightenment

A Zen Guide to Enlightenment

This guide to Zen, written by the vice-head priest of a temple established in 1543, covers everything you need to know about mindfulness, meditation,and more. Delving into topics on living in the now, interconnectedness,happiness, attachment, dealing with irritation, life and death, the afterlife,and temples. A perfect companion to Keisuke Matsumoto’ s international bestseller Buddhist Monk’ s Guidebook to Clean Own House .

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Abnormal Cleaning Services

Abnormal Cleaning Services

This is the printed version of a blog written by the “Service Captain” whose job is to provide “abnormal cleaning services” – in other words, the cleaning and disposal of dead bodies and their possessions. What were the life stories behind the deaths the author cleaned up after in modern Japanese society, where more and more people die from suicide and kodokushi (dying alone) each year? This inspirational account will make you think about what it means to live.

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