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Whether you're already planning to have weight-loss surgery or are still trying to decide, here is what you need to know about the operation that could save your life If you are considering weight-loss surgery, you are not alone. Obesity is the most common chronic disease in the U. S. today, affecting one out of every four Americans. In this indispensable resource, Dr. Louis Flancbaum, one of the world's foremost experts on weight-loss surgery, takes you through the entire process, from presurgical evaluation to postop care. You'll find everything you need to know to get the most out of the latest groundbreaking procedures available that can radically improve your health--and your quality of life. You'll discover: * Why WLS is the safest treatment for patients with clinically severe or morbid obesity * How to determine if you're a candidate for WLS * What to look for when choosing a surgeon * How to choose the surgical procedure that's right for you * What to expect pre-, peri-, and postsurgery * Common side effects and what they can mean for you * Diet and nutritional guidelines after WLS Plus: what to do if your insurance policy excludes obesity treatment, how to determine when you can resume normal activities and return to work, healthful recipes, patient success stories, support groups . . . and much more Including detailed charts and tables, helpful resources, and websites, this is the only sourcebook on weight-loss surgery you'll ever need. From the Trade Paperback edition.
What do you dream about having? The most beautiful ball gown? Gorgeous thighs? A breathtaking haircut? Clothes in colors that flatter you? A sublime lipstick? The perfect hurt coat? Come shopping with Dodie Kazanjian. These essays will take you on a journey of the senses as she describes in exquisite-and frequently hilarious-detail how to find the best things in life. With wit, style, and flair, Dodie will become your personal shopper and bring you into the stores, boutiques, salons, and hotels that may be on your wish list.But Dodie Goes Shopping is also a commentary on why we love the things we do and what our own taste and style say about us. This delightful collection will fascinate anyone who is a fashion connoisseur, a style watcher, or someone for whom taste matters.
In much the same way that a cluttered home can stop you from living your best life, it can also sabotage your best efforts at controlling your weight. Most people who diet don't just go on one diet and succeed; they go on three or five or ten. And for most people, the diets fail because most diets are only about losing weight - they don't drill down into why you are carrying that weight around and why you want to lose it. In his years as a professional organiser, Walsh found time and again that people hid their real problems behind their "stuff. " Peter believes that the secret to understanding how you got here and how to fix it all starts with one simple question: "Are you living the life you imagined?" This is not a diet, it's a complete life overhaul: The key to Peter's success is his ability to unlock people's psychological reasons for doing things and help them want to change. He brings that expertise to this book by showing how the obsession to accumulate and hoard does not just stop at possessions but is also how we approach and consume food. He shows with simple steps how to clear out the clutter in your life so you can clear out the clutter in your kitchen, on your plate and in your body. In his classic straightforward style he will show readers how to stop the mindless accumulation once and for all so that they lose the weight and live the life they imagine.
Does This Make Me Look Fat?: The Definitive Rules for Dressing Thin for Every Height, Size, and Shapeby Leah Feldon
"There are really only two kinds of clothes in the world--those that make you look fat and those that don't. All the rest is just details," writes style maven Leah Feldon. "If you really want the answer to 'Does this make me look fat?' this is where you'll get it--whether you're an ultra-size diva on a mini-size starlet. Here, clothes that add heft are taken to task and those that diminish it are cheered. In these pages you will find out exactly what you need to know to make you look slimmer, taller, and better-proportioned in your clothes. " Feldon both enlightens and delights as she takes on old clichés, details common mistakes, and shares the fine points of "Camouflage Chic. " "It's about artfully disguising figure challenges while highlighting your assets and adding a dash of real style. " Packed with practical, easy-to-implement tips, celebrity quotes, and illustrations,Does This Make Me Look Fat?gives you all the information you need to pull together a totally slimming wardrobe--and help your favorite man do it, too. Feldon has been at the forefront of the fashion industry for more than twenty years, as a stylist, designer, image consultant, journalist, author, and television commentator and host. She has dressed models, celebrities, and "real people" alike, and in the course of her career has learned that any figure can be improved with the right clothes. Does This Make Me Look Fat?covers such topics as: --design details that pack on pounds --the "yes" and "no" colors --slacks--pleated versus unpleated --shapewear that really works --which fabrics slim and which ones plump --outfits guaranteed to make you love your thighs again --styles that have to go--what to toss and what to keep If you follow the clever advice in this book, the next time you ask, "Does this make me look fat?" the answer will be a resounding "NO!" You'll never again waste money on things you'll never wear, or waste time trying on every-thing in your closet to find the least fattening outfit. You'll buck the trends and will know the distinction between fad and fashion. But this book is also about finding your personal style. "When your clothes are in perfect harmony with your body and your personality and the special qualities that make you unique in this world," says Feldon, "you've crossed the line from ordinary fashion to great style. My goal is to help you cross that line--looking fabulous all the way!"
Are you desperately dateless or head over heels in love? Is your love life tragic or the stuff dreams are made of? Is your partner a true romantic or hopelessly practical? Whatever the state of your relationship, numbers can help you gain insight into your love potential and put you on the path to love and happiness. We apply numbers to explain most things in our lives, so why not use them to analyse personalities and find your perfect partner? You don't need to be a mathematician to use this simple tool. Using numerology in your personal life will help you in many ways, including predicting if your partner will be faithful, understanding your partner's temperament and foreseeing whether your relationship will last the distance. If you have ever asked yourself the following questions, then this book is for you: * Will this person listen and understand me? * Can I deal with this person's strengths and weaknesses? * Is this person honest and ethical? * Does this person have baggage from their past? * Can this person communicate effectively? * Do they even know what love is? * Will this person commit to a relationship and deliver? Delve into celebrity love lives and uncover what names reveal about us. Find out your relationship strengths and weaknesses, what to look out for in a prospective partner, your best months for love and your most compatible partner. "Does Your Love Life Add Up?" takes the guesswork out of love. Max Coppa is Australia's highest profile numerologist and palmist, with thirty years' experience in reading and counselling people to help them take control of their lives. He writes a regular column for "Woman's Day" and has also written for "Good Medicine, For Me, Girlfriend" and "New Idea. " He has written several books on palmistry and numerology, and has appeared on television and radio, and at mind, body, spirit festivals both in Australia and overseas. His simple approach to numerology brings it into the 21st century.
Dog Behavior Problem Solver: Step-by-Step Positive Training Techniques to Correct More than 20 Problem Behaviorsby Teoti Anderson CPDT-KA Kpa-Ctp
Life with a dog can bring companionship, fun, and joy. Life with a badly behaved dog can bring frustration and heartbreak. Behavior problems are often cited as the main reason for owners' abandoning their dogs to shelters and surrendering them to rescues, but many of a dog's problems can be resolved by a caring owner who's willing to devote a little time to positive training.
In Dog Stories You'll Love, you'll rejoice in three stories that honor the special relationship between dogs and their people. Sometimes bittersweet, sometimes joyful, but always poignant, these stories will touch the heart of every dog lover.
A layabout mutt turned therapy dog leads her owner to a new understanding of the good life. At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Sue Halpern decided to give herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Labradoodle, a new leash--er, lease--on life by getting the two of them certified as a therapy dog team. Smart, spirited, and instinctively compassionate, Pransky turned out to be not only a terrific therapist but an unerring moral compass. In the unlikely sounding arena of a public nursing home, she led her teammate into a series of encounters with the residents that revealed depths of warmth, humor, and insight Halpern hadn't expected. And little by little, their adventures expanded and illuminated Halpern's sense of what virtue is and does--how acts of kindness transform the giver as well as the given-to. Funny, moving, and profound, A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home is the story of how one faithful, charitable, loving, and sometimes prudent mutt--showing great hope, fortitude, and restraint along the way (the occasional begged or stolen treat notwithstanding)--taught a well-meaning woman the true nature and pleasures of the good life. .
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jon Katz's Going Home."Change loves me, defines and stalks me like a laser-guided smart bomb. It comes at me in all forms, suddenly and with enormous impact, from making shifts in work to having and raising a kid to buying a cabin on a distant mountaintop. Sometimes, change comes on four legs." In his popular and widely praised Running to the Mountain, Jon Katz wrote of the strength and support he found in the massive forms of his two yellow Labrador retrievers, Julius and Stanley. When the Labs were six and seven, a breeder who'd read his book contacted Katz to say she had a dog that was meant for him--a two-year-old border collie named Devon, well bred but high-strung and homeless. Katz already had a full canine complement, but instinct overruled reason, and soon thereafter he brought Devon home. A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me is the story of how Devon and Jon--and Julius and Stanley--came to terms with each other. It shows how a man discovered a lot about himself through one dog (and then another) whose temperament seemed as different from his own as day is from night. It is a story of trust and understanding, of life and death, of continuity and change. It is by turns insightful, hilarious, and deeply moving.
Dogs know how to relax. They forgive and forget. And they scratch where it itches. They really know how to live. . . Every dog lover knows that man's best friend is sincere and loyal and knows how to have fun-and that dogs are wonderful creatures who have no difficulty showing their love openly. Dogs Don't Bite When a Growl Will Do is an insightful, engaging, and witty guide to the collective wisdom of man's constant companions-and illustrates the human benefits of becoming a little more canine. .
An indispensable volume that shows how to succeed in business by using the Bible and its lessons as a source of inspiration and guidance n 1990, David L. Steward founded his company, Worldwide Technology, Inc., on a shoestring budget and borrowed money, well aware of the high-risk nature of the venture he was undertaking. Despite the fact that he was a novice entrepreneur, he was certain he would succeed. Steward believed intensely that God wouldn't let him down.Doing Business by the Good Book shares the inspiring lessons culled straight from the Bible, that Steward used to build his privately held billion-dollar company into a global information technology enterprise.
There is now proof that business and philanthropy form a powerful platform for positive change. Shari Arison has shown this through her leadership in over three decades of philanthropy and 15 years of running her own global business, the Arison Group. In her previous New York Times bestseller, Activate Your Goodness, Shari revealed the ways doing good enriches the lives of individuals and those around them. Now, in The Doing Good Model, Shari's vision and insights have been applied to the corporate world to illustrate how everyone benefits when companies value people and the planet alongside profit. Learning about the 13 values within The Doing Good Model will enable business owners to rethink their impact on every level, from the individual, all the way through to our collective well-being.The Doing Good Model is a guide that will enable you to infuse your business with the power of doing good. And more than that, it's a call to action for business owners, leaders, and employees in all industries across the world to become agents for change. Companies of any size can benefit from Shari's vision. Her sustainable values-based business model can easily be introduced and implemented in any organization.It's time to revitalize modern business for the good of humanity. Let The Doing Good Model open your eyes and become a catalyst for corporate transformation.
Now in paperback, one of the first books to help navigate the profound emotional challenges of caring for elderly parents in a strained parent-child relationship.
InDoing What's Right, Tavis Smiley shows how each one of us can battle complacency and fight for the causes we support. Smiley is the host of "Black Entertainment Television Tonight with Tavis Smiley," a one-hour nightly talk show that reaches fifty-five million households, and his political and social commentary is heard daily on "The Tom Joyner Morning Show," a national radio program with a listenership of seven million. "The Smiley Report," his monthly newsletter, has a circulation of three to four million readers. Smiley's career was inspired by his lifelong determination to make a difference. Through the media, he has helped to galvanize public opinion and initiate national grassroots campaigns on everything from corporate responsibility to voter turnout. InDoing What's Right, Smiley urges everyone to become involved and presents a practical and motivating gameplan for making it happen.
In this inspiring book, Harvard-trained child and adult psychiatrist and expert in human motivation Dr. Shimi Kang provides a guide to the art and science of inspiring children to develop their own internal drive and a lifelong love of learning. Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, Dr. Kang shows why pushy "tiger parents" and permissive "jellyfish parents" actually hinder self-motivation. She proposes a powerful new parenting model: the intelligent, joyful, playful, highly social dolphin. Dolphin parents focus on maintaining balance in their children's lives to gently yet authoritatively guide them toward lasting health, happiness, and success. As the medical director for Child and Youth Mental Health community programs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Kang has witnessed firsthand the consequences of parental pressure: anxiety disorders, high stress levels, suicides, and addictions. As the mother of three children and as the daughter of immigrant parents who struggled to give their children the "best" in life--Dr. Kang's mother could not read and her father taught her math while they drove around in his taxicab--Dr. Kang argues that often the simplest "benefits" we give our children are the most valuable. By trusting our deepest intuitions about what is best for our kids, we will in turn allow them to develop key dolphin traits to enable them to thrive in an increasingly complex world: adaptability, community-mindedness, creativity, and critical thinking. Life is a journey through ever-changing waters, and dolphin parents know that the most valuable help we can give our children is to assist them in developing their own inner compass. Combining irrefutable science with unforgettable real-life stories, The Dolphin Way walks readers through Dr. Kang's four-part method for cultivating self-motivation. The book makes a powerful case that we are not forced to choose between being permissive or controlling. The third option--the option that will prepare our kids for success in a future that will require adaptability--is the dolphin way.
The Dominance Factor: How Knowing Your Dominant Eye, Ear, Brain, Hand and Foot Can Improve Your Learningby Carla Hannaford
Neuroscientist and educator Dr. Carla Hannaford fascinating frontier (study) of knowledge about ... and its impact on learning and thinking at an ages. Her earlier book, Smart Moves, Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head, has been hailed for its insights into the body's role in learning. Joseph Chilton Pearce calls it "a major work of profound importance to our understanding of child development and education." In The Dominance Factor she explores an area that has long intrigued scientists and educators: the linkages between the side of the body we favor for seeing, hearing, touching, and moving and the way we think, learn, work, play, and relate to others. Your Dominance Profile is actually a key factor in shaping the way you think and act. Carla Hannaford shows why, and reveals how knowing your Profile will help you, and your children, to learn in the way that suits you best, and perform at your highest level. The Dominance Factor clearly explains methods for discovering your Profile that are so simple, non-invasive and easy to learn that even a child can do them. This is a book that parents, teachers, and all of us who need to understand what makes ourselves and others tick, will use and enjoy.
How do you catch lightning in a measuring cup?Dominique Ansel is the creator of the CronutTM, the croissant-doughnut hybrid that has taken the world by storm. But he's no one-hit wonder. Classically trained in Paris, responsible for a four-star kitchen in New York, and now the proprietor of New York's highest rated bakery, Ansel has become a modern-day Willy Wonka: the creator of wildly creative, extraordinarily delicious, and unbelievably popular desserts. Now, in his hotly anticipated debut cookbook, Ansel shares the secret to transforming the most humble ingredients into the most extraordinary, tempting, and satisfying pastries imaginable. Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes reveals the stories and recipes behind his most sought-after creations and teaches lovers of dessert everywhere how to make magic in their own kitchens.
Don't be a Donkey is a true story about the life and career of Chef Chadd McArthur. It is about the lessons, about both kitchen and life, that he learned while working for Gordon Ramsay. Eighteen hours a day, five days a week... when you work with a great chef and leader that much, his wisdom will rub off on you, and at times traumatize you. The lessons learned will stick with Chef McArthur for the rest of his life, and now, with funny stories and clever insights into working with one of the world's most well-known chefs, he's sharing them in this very audiobook. From having Chef Gordon Ramsay himself fling a ravioli at him, to the integrity with which Ramsay dealt with the death of a colleague, Chef McArthur has a lot to tell about his three years spent working in Ramsay's flagship restaurant in London, sometimes directly under the man himself. Each chapter also includes a recipe, some created wholly by the author,and some influenced by Chef Ramsay's own signature dishes. Enjoy this fresh new take on Gordon Ramsay, and the challenges of a chef who survived Ramsay's kitchen for years.
Don't worry. This is notthatbook. Travis Stork, the handsome and charismatic star ofThe Bachelor: Paris, has chalked up more dating experience than most men could claim in a lifetime. As an ER doctor, he's also an expert on the psychological and physiological factors involved in mental and emotional well-being. InDon't Be That Girl, he combines his personal experience and professional expertise to help you demystify the self-defeating behaviors that characterizethatgirl -- behaviors that unfortunately, even if unintentionally, prevent many women from getting the most from their lives and relationships. Don't Be That Girlcuts to the heart of what makes a woman cross intothatgirl territory and the red flags that tip guys off to the possibility that, yikes, they may be datingthatgirl. So who isthatgirl, exactly? She defies a simple definition. She may be the chameleon who turns into a completely different person the second a guy walks into the room. She could be the girl with the ironclad agenda that she's held to dearly since her first encounter with Modern Bride (and she'll do anything to make sure her plan materializes). Or she's the consummate "yes" girl who is always going along with his every wish. If she's not saying yes, she might very well be a drama queen who is always saying no because she can't seem to live without conflict. Then again, she might not be dramatic at all, just miserable inside, wearing her anger and bitterness as a badge of honor. In short, she's the girl who's trying fruitlessly to be someone she's not -- who's falling victim to the common pitfalls and patterns that lead tothatgirl behavior -- rather than believing in herself, following her passions, and maintaining healthy priorities. ButDon't Be That Girlisn't all cautionary tales and bad news. Often, the same traits that make a woman that girl are the traits that, at their core, are her biggest strengths -- if she only knew how to refocus them. By drawing attention to and celebrating these positive attributes, Dr. Stork reveals how to cultivate and take advantage of them in ways that will lead you to the confidence and happiness that you deserve. Whether you are in a relationship, hopelessly searching, or somewhere in between, this book will arm you with practical insights so you will never again have to ask yourself,Is it me or is it him?
Providing hilarious, true-to-life insight on guys from a distinctly male perspective, this lighthearted book takes a look at men through the expert males' eyes. An illustrated, creative collection, this book dissects annoying situations involving men, from guys who still wear fraternity t-shirts decades after graduating to guys that over-hug. Identifying and describing men with sharp wit and hysterical cartoons, this guide will leave readers laughing--or cringing--in recognition.
What keeps many single black women from exploring relationships outside of their race at a time when the pool of eligible black men is at an all-time low? "Don't bring home a white boy" is the cultural message stamped deep into every black daughter, an enduring twenty-first-century taboo with origins dating back to the Civil War era, the turbulent Civil Rights decades, and beyond. Now at last there is an honest, eye-opening examination of this societal phenomenon that gives voice to all sides of the hot-button issue. Karyn Langhorne Folan, herself a black woman happily married to a white man, brings together historical, statistical, and psychological perspectives in a groundbreaking book that boldly debunks the "notions" that can keep interracial dating off the table for many women. Filled with real-life anecdotes from and interviews with men and women of both races, Don't Bring Home a White Boy serves as a timely and invaluable handbook to help women look beyond skin color in the quest to have all they deserve and desire in a life partner.
"Dr. Patrick Carnes is a creative, pioneering, and courageous human being. His books are changing the lives of thousands!"<P> "I lost three marriages, all because of affairs." <P> "I became suicidal because of multiple intense involvements." <P> "I spent money on sex when I needed it for children's clothes." "<P> I lost promotion opportunities and a special scholarship because my co-workers found out about my sex life." <P> Every day they face the possibility of destruction, risking their families, fiances, jobs, dignity, and health. They come from all walks of life: ministers, physicians, therapists, politicians, executives, blue-collar workers. Most were abused as children--sexually, physically or emotionally--and saw addictive behavior in their early lives. Most grapple with other addictions as well, but their fiercest battle is with the most astounding prevalent "secret" disorder in America: sexual addiction. Here is a ground-breaking work by the nation's leading professional expert on sexual addiction, based on the candid testimony of more than one thousand recovering sexual addicts in the first major scientific study of the disorder. This essential volume includes not only the revealing findings of Dr. Carne's research with recovering addicts but also advice from the addicts and co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome their compulsive behavior. Positive, hopeful, and practical, Don't Call It Love is a landmark book that helps us better understand all addictions, their causes, and the difficult path to recovery.
Don't Despair on Thursdays! is a book written for children to help them understand how to deal with feelings of grief when people or pets die, or when friends move away and to offer ways by which they can cope with and finally over¬come their emotional trauma.
This sensitive workbook teaches readers how to be at peace with their bodies.
Arthur is a chauffeur who is intellectually gifted. Jonathan is no less bright than Arthur, equally hard-working, and a billionaire. So why is Jonathan in the back seat of the limousine and Arthur in the front? What explains the difference between success and failure? And what does it mean to you and your children? Joachim de Posada, a world-renowned motivational speaker, found the answer in a landmark Stanford University study of children who were able to delay gratification-in the form of a marshmallow they'd been given to eat-with the promise that they'd be rewarded with an additional marshmallow if they resisted eating the first for fifteen minutes. Ten years later, the children who held out had grown up to be significantly more successful than those who had eaten their marshmallow immediately. Posada saw that the key difference between success and failure is not merely hard work or superior intelligence, but the ability to delay gratification. "Marshmallow resisters" achieve high levels of success while others eat all their marshmallows at once, so to speak-accumulating debt and dissatisfaction despite their occupations or incomes. But it doesn't have to be that way. Using a simple parable and real-life examples (including basketball great Larry Bird and major league baseball catcher Jorge Posada, Joachim's cousin), this life-changing book shows readers how the moves made today can pay off big tomorrow-if they just don't eat the marshmallow...yet!