Some old ideas can become very new. This is the case of the notion of creativity in psychology. Traditionally conceptualized in the narrow framework of the amazing things poets, composers, painters, and scientists do, creativity research had reached an impassé in its efforts to locate creativity within the confines of personality characteristics. This is the time for change. The New Look at creativity that is rooted within the sociocultural tradition in psychology and elaborated in the present book finds creativity in each and every moment of our everyday lives. We are creative when we move around in the streets, dance tango, fool around with our selfimages while shopping for clothes, or resist pregiven recipes while cooking dinners. We are being creative even in our bedrooms where we perform the difficult tasks of falling asleep or waking up through arrays of sleep inducers and alarm clocks, not to speak of the time we spend in the very state of sleep. All our actions at night—ranging from what we later call nightmaresor dreams—are arenas of creativity even if we may barely remember what we have done. The present monograph by Lene Tanggaard constitutes a powerful multipronged exposition of the New Look at Creativity. Its starting point is in the move to pay attention to the processes of acting in everyday life—rather than start from the classification of products of human actions into classes of “creative” versus “noncreative.”
In this steamy novel from New York Times bestselling author Noelle Adams, a notorious tech mogul makes a mild-mannered woman an offer she can’t refuse. What he gets is a battle for control—and a million-dollar affair. Eric Vincent isn’t in the habit of asking for help. As the founder of a lucrative sports videogame franchise, he’s accustomed to getting his way and enjoying the fruits of his hard-earned success. Then all his illusions of dominance are shattered by a skiing accident that leaves him hobbled, facing a string of surgeries and months of immobility. The only way he’s going to survive is with someone by his side to anticipate his every desire. Someone who will devote every waking second to his comfort. Someone like Julie Nelson . . . Julie’s life revolves around other people: her students, her parents, her sister. But even she has her limits. Julie has zero interest in playing personal assistant to Eric Vincent, a man who’s as arrogant as he is charismatic . . . until he ups the salary to one million dollars for three months’ work. Soon Julie’s struggling to bite her tongue—and resist the chemistry that draws her to Eric. But after one scorching kiss, Julie decides it’s finally her turn to be selfish. And this time, she’s going to get what she wants. Praise for Fooling Around “This was one of those books I had a really hard time putting down. . . . The complete adorableness of the romance hooked me.”—The Romance Factor “An enjoyable read with interesting characters . . . If you like brooding, billionaire alpha men with attitude to spare, then check out Fooling Around.”—The Reading Cafe “This was a pretty quick read and it kept me hooked the whole time.”—Pages of Comfort “A fantastic book . . . sweet, sexy, emotional and just a pleasure to read!”—Jojo the Bookaholic “Great storyline with a seamless plot . . . It can be heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time. But at the end this story left me smiling.”—TDC Book Reviews “A refreshing read . . . I enjoyed it very much.”—Jeri’s Book Attic “Fooling Around by Noelle Adams is the first book that I have read from this author and it surely won’t be my last. Ms. Noelle hits readers with a story that guts you emotionally.”—Four Chicks Flipping Pages Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella's toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun. Advance praise: "Toasting author Stacy Juba with glass slippers bubbling with champagne! I absolutely LOVE Fooling Around with Cinderella - Stacy's created an enchanting place I want to visit. Fabulous characters, a drop-dead funny, gorgeous heroine (with glasses), some real sisters who need a few good verbal whacks, a nasty villain, and so much more. I loved it and want MORE!" Elaine Raco Chase, award-winning romance author
No fooling: hot sex is about to happen! Cam's Catastrophe A reckless adventurer, Cam is about to take the wildest April Fool's Day plunge ever: jumping into bed with Dr. Jenna! But it's her own recklessness that fools them both…. Darcy's Dark Day The clouds lift when Darcy has a sudden opportunity to reel in her longtime crush, Evan! Who'd have guessed that a foolish curse could set up some amazing sex…? Devon's Dilemma She's about to take a sexy Chance…but will it be a lucky one? It's a dangerous gamble. But it could transform Devon's devilish dilemma into adeliciousone! Reg's Rescue Anne desperately wants Reg in her life—for good! But for that to happen, the curse has to be lifted. So she intends to help him break the jinx—just as soon as they get out of bed….
An anthology of nursery tales and rhymes, nonsense verse, poetry, folklore, mythology epics, fiction, and non-fiction from a variety of sources.
Defines over 8,000 idiomatic words, expressions, regionalisms, and informal English expression, cross-referenced for easy access.
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5,000 phrasal verbs, including new ones from computing, business, and the Internet. Unique Phrasal Verbs Activator® helps learners choose the right phrasal verb for the context. Clear grammar patterns show how to use phrasal verbs.