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November 03, 2017 07:41 AM PDT

Expensive Sentences: Debunking the Common Myths that Derail Decisions and Sabotage Success by Jack Quarles

Conversations have consequences. Discussions lead to decisions that shape the future for individuals, families, companies, and nations.
Too often these decisions are derailed by faulty logic and false constraints. These pitfalls are not simply hidden, but deviously veiled in the guise of wisdom, truth, and common sense.
Expensive Sentencesexposes the clichéd wisdom that leads to lost time, money, and opportunity. Readers will discover how to hear decision-making traps in real time, and learn to guide teams back to fact and logic that will lead to better outcomes.
Through historic examples, business stories, and personal anecdotes drawn from decades of experience, the author illustrates the prevalence and impact of flawed reasoning. Equally important, the book includes a clear path to improvement: sample text to upgrade conversations and exercises to correct assumptions and clarify solutions.

About the Author
JACK QUARLES is the author of Amazon #1 bestsellers “How Smart Companies Save Money” and “Same Side Selling” (co-written with Ian Altman). He speaks to business and leadership groups throughout the US and internationally, and as an expense management professional has saved companies tens of millions of dollars. Jack has co-founded multiple startups and currently serves on two boards of directors. He received degrees from Yale University and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business. He lives in Toledo, Ohio where he enjoys his church, iced tea, guitar, basketball, and above all spending time with his wife and two daughters.

November 03, 2017 07:37 AM PDT

It's About Time: How to Do More of What Matters in the Time You Have  by R. Shawn McBride  and Shannon J. Gregg              

   Shawn McBride and Shannon J. Gregg lead readers on a new path to effective time management and productivity with a holistic approach to achieving balance in work and life. The authors are busy professionals who have taken control of their time. Follow their lead, and you will too, with a plan that includes: How to begin with a dream. -- When to let go and delegate. -- Why you need to say no. -- How to set up methods for productivity. Set aside time to read It's About Time for tools and ideas to make better use of the 24 hours in every day.

R. Shawn McBride is a corporate business attorney, author, CPA, business strategist, and public speaker. He is the CEO and Chief Innovation Officer McBride for Business, and the managing member of The R. Shawn McBride Law Firm. McBride tells his audience members to go big or go home, inspiring them to set ambitious goals and adopt time-management techniques to turn dreams into reality. His practical insights give listeners skills they need to achieve maximum productivity. McBride has a passion for business and helping business owners build companies that stand that the test of time. He believes success starts with a long-range vision and a plan to achieve it. His keynote presentation teaches business owners to make their companies more stable and engage employees so while they help the company they also achieve their personal goals. McBride's audience members regularly tell him his speech gave them a new perspective on life and a renewed commitment to reaching their goals. He is the author of Business Blunders! 10 Dangerous Business Mistakes: How to Protect Your Business So It Can Thrive.

November 03, 2017 07:29 AM PDT

LEGACY SERIES  by Robert Maxxim

   Worldly and past life visions...Atlantis...Lemuria...Ancient visions...Spiritual sciences.  

   It's the critically acclaimed LEGACY EPISODE series by Robert Maxxim.

   Five episodes called "A must read for every truth seeker".

   The author's real vision of previous lifetimes in Atlantis and Lemuria and other worlds where these lives took place.

   The LEGACY SERIES, thirty years in the making, features advanced scientific and spiritual concepts, backed with evidence.

   For Robert these experiences began as a child with sleep time visits to other worlds.  They continue to this day in both wake and sleep states.

   He's spent forty years studying science, religion and the science of life.  Robert works in the field of information technology.
www.rgaetan.com     www.unarius.com   

November 02, 2017 07:21 AM PDT

The Holidays Are the Busiest
Travel Time of the Year
(and Probably the Most Stressful!) 

Travel Expert Keith Nowak Offers Insider Tips on How to Save Money and Save Your Sanity!

Last year, the number of Americans who traveled for the holidays reached an all-time high with more than 103 million people hitting the road or taking to the sky. This year, with Thanksgiving falling on Nov. 23, earlier than usual, we may see all new record travel numbers.

Using data from the leading travel website Orbitz, travel expert Keith Nowak will offer listeners a number of cost-saving tips for holiday travel booking, as well as tips for avoiding travel-related stress. Among the topics Keith discusses

* The best days to fly for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day travelers.

* The best days to book flights for cost-conscious travelers.

* The latest trends in holiday travel, including increased popularity of "family destination holidays."

* The timeframe when holiday airfares tend to increase.

* Tips for getting through airport security as quickly and smoothly as possible.

* Tips for traveling with kids and still keeping your sanity! 

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November 01, 2017 11:05 AM PDT

Dr. David Geier Talks Youth Sports 

Orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and author of That's Gotta Hurt, providing education and commentary on sports and exercise injuries, injury treatments and prevention for athletes and active people so you can stay healthy and perform your best.

November 01, 2017 11:00 AM PDT

Dr. David Geier Talks Youth Sports 

Orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and author of That's Gotta Hurt, providing education and commentary on sports and exercise injuries, injury treatments and prevention for athletes and active people so you can stay healthy and perform your best.

November 01, 2017 10:57 AM PDT

Dr. David Geier  

Orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and author of That's Gotta Hurt, providing education and commentary on sports and exercise injuries, injury treatments and prevention for athletes and active people so you can stay healthy and perform your best.

November 01, 2017 08:06 AM PDT

Ric Speaks with Actress Carmen Ejogo
(Alien: Covenant, Fantastic Beasts and
Where to Find Them) 

TV & Film Actress Carmen Ejogo Stars in Season Two of
The Girlfriend Experience on STARZ, Based on the Hit
Steven Soderbergh Movie

Movie fans will recognize the beautiful and talented Carmen Ejogo for her roles in the blockbusters Alien: Covenant and Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She wowed critics and audiences alike for her role as civil rights activist Coretta Scott King in Selma, a Best Picture Oscar® nominee, and also starred in the hit thrillers It Comes at Night and The Purge: Anarchy. 

Carmen can now be seen in The Girlfriend Experience, which returns for its second season on STARZ on November 5. Based on the acclaimed film by Oscar® & Emmy®-winner Steven Soderbergh (who also serves as executive producer of the series), the show explores the relationships between exclusive escorts who provide emotional relationships (aka "the girlfriend experience") to their clients. Carmen stars as Bria Jones, a former high-end escort who enters the Witness Protection Program to escape her abusive relationship. After being torn from her upscale lifestyle, Bria and her estranged step-daughter are relocated to New Mexico. Despite orders to stay low, Bria begins to revive her old career, which threatens to ensnare her new identity, her step-daughter, and the government official in charge of her well-being.

November 01, 2017 08:03 AM PDT

Page Six, the Iconic New York Post
Gossip Column, Comes to Life in

Ric Speaks with One of the Show's Insiders,
Variety Journalist Elizabeth Wagmeister, About the
Latest Entertainment/Celebrity News Stories

The New York Post's famous Page Six has long been known as the nation's most iconic gossip column, routinely breaking the hottest stories from the world of Hollywood and entertainment. Now, airing in national syndication, Page Six TV is a sizzling-hot daily dose of gossip that dissects the most outrageous, provocative and entertaining stories of the day.

One of the show's contributors is Variety journalist Elizabeth Wagmeister. Elizabeth has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Extra and many more, reporting the latest entertainment headlines. She's covered every red carpet from the Oscars® to the Golden Globes® to the VMAs and has interviewed Hollywood's biggest names. In fact, she co-wrote Variety’s cover story on the Harvey Weinstein  scandal.
To Find Out Where Page Six TV Airs in Your Market, visit

October 26, 2017 05:25 PM PDT

Permanence by Preta

In the first installment of Permanence, Mercedes Moss, 18, meets Alec, her soul mate in a world where her kind are hunted and killed. To survive and live their love, they must run to Salus, a safe haven for her kind.

Celma Neto, also known as Preta, is a twenty year old writer by night and
a student by day; who is a passionate and driven writer, with young and
fresh point of view and a creative style of writing.

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