One of the boldest social experiments ever undertaken, this unique television event brings happiness experts from all over the globe and gives them just four months to make the town of Slough happy. A fact: Although genes and upbringing influence about 50% of our happiness, circumstances (income, living environment) only affects 10%. The remaining 40% is accounted for by our outlook on life, something we all have the power to change for the better. A simple happiness exercise: keep a diary and once a week write in it things for which you are thankful over the past week. That's it. This is a simple but effective technique - people who did it over 6 weeks reported a significant increase in their sense of happiness and satisfaction. How to be Happy combines the very latest research with advice and exercises from the experts to give you the truth about happiness and practical ways to increase your own happiness quota.
The true story of the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl is explored in this riveting and tragic documentary. Comparing Pearl's life with that of his murderer, terrorist Omar Sheikh, the film showcases how both were well-educated men who shared a similar upbringing and interest in Muslim causes, who chose radically different paths, which ultimately converged in 2002 with Pearl's kidnapping and murder in Pakistan. The film is narrated by Emmy Award-winning journalist Christiane Amanpour and premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. **Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.
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As a teen, Jamie did drugs and abused alcohol to deal with her traumatic upbringing. At 21, she turned to the church and got sober, but then the fatal overdose of her twin sister triggered a relapse. Now Jamie suffers from alcohol-induced pancreatitis and has suicidal tendencies. As Jamies family struggles with their own loss, Jamie feels alone in her fight against addiction. Can an intervention bring the family together?
The antiqued leather finish and jewel-accented T-Strap is a throwback to a simpler, more elegant time. But alas, its N-ERGY comfort pods, EVA footbeds with Ortholite® and inside fit goring confess a far more modern upbringing.
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An action-packed suspense-thriller starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones), Hanna is "an exuberant chase thriller that pulses with energy!" (Justin Chang, Variety) Raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA agent, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna's upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one. Sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe, eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence, in a movie critics are calling "exhilarating, audacious and boldly original!" (Karen Durbin, Elle)
Maggie O Feeley had a tough upbringing. The last of eight kids, all boys, in a brutal Irish family. Picked last at recess games, never went to her prom, always competing and failing against all the other boys in the family. Until she went off to police academy, and became the criminal-bashing wonder cop you see before you today. Now her story lives on in this inspirational costume. Become Cop O Feeley this Halloween when you don this dress and inflatable breasts.
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Best known for his song "Super Freak, " hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz in this posthumously published, wildly entertaining, and profound expression of a rock star's life and soul. In Glow, Rick James and acclaimed music biographer David Ritz collaborated to write a no-holds-barred memoir about the boy and the man who became a music superstar in America's disco age. It tells of James's upbringing and how his mother introduced him to musical geniuses of the time. And it reveals details on many universally revered artists, from Marvin Gaye and Prince to Nash, Teena Marie, and Berry Gordy. James himself said, "My journey has taken me through hell and back. It's all in my music-the parties, the pain, the oversized ego, the insane obsessions." But despite his bad boy behavior, James was a tremendous talent and a unique, unforgettable human being. His "glow" was an overriding quality that one of his mentors saw in him-and one that will stay with this legendary figure who left an indelible mark on American popular music.
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