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America spends more than any other developed nation on healthcare-$2. 1 trillion in 2007 alone. But 47 million Americans remain uninsured, and of those Americans who are insured, many suffer from poor health. In his ground-breaking proposal, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel offers up a plan to comprehensively restructure the delivery and quality of our healthcare. By eliminating employer-healthcare and establishing an independent program to evaluate healthcare plans and insurance companies, he offers a no-nonsense guide to how government can institute private insurance options that will allow each of us a choice of doctor and plan. With the rate of healthcare costs rapidly outpacing our gross domestic product, we can no longer afford to maintain our fragmented delivery of care, or entertain reforms that seek to patch, rather than cure, a fractured system. Accessible, straightforward, and revolutionary in its approach, Healthcare, Guaranteed is an inarguable guide to lasting healthcare reform.
When the two grown daughters of Elizabeth Marshall discover an old diary of their mother's in her attic, it comes as a shock to learn that the true love of Elizabeth's life was not their father. This is the mystery the two daughters must unravel as they stay up late reading the words penned by Elizabeth so long ago. Their mother can't give them the answers: After a massive stroke, she lies mute and near death in a nursing home. Only the pages of her diary can provide clues to what really happened. In a richly detailed journey into the past, we see Elizabeth lose her heart to one man while remaining devoted to another. Finally, she must choose between the stable, loyal Bob. . . and the electrifying and unpredictable A. J. , who spent time in juvenile detention as a teen. When a suspicious fire in the neighborhood is linked to A. J. , Elizabeth is faced with another dilemma: She's the only one who can clear A. J. 's name, but to do so would ruin her reputation. Surprisingly, it's Bob who comes to the rescue, forcing Elizabeth to make perhaps the most painful decision of her life. . . . The Diaryis a love story. It's also the story of the unshakable bond between a mother and her daughters.
Inspired by Jane Seymour's "Healing Hearts" paintings and the actress's trademarked Open Hearts Family jewelry collection, this book celebrates both the families we were born to and the families that we make for ourselves among friends and all who touch our lives. The Open Hearts design reflects life's joys, heartaches, and inspirations. Moving quotes, poems, real-life stories submitted by fans to the Open Hearts blog and Jane's equally inspirational artwork come together in this book that reminds us that if we keep our hearts open love will always find its way in.
FromYou'd Be So Pretty If. . . I grew up listening to my mom bemoan everything from the size of her thighs to the shape of her eyes. So you can imagine my dismay the first time someone exclaimed, "You look just like your mother!" Every mom wants her daughter to feel confident in her own skin, but may often unconsciously impose her own "body image blueprint. " Dara Chadwick'sYou'd Be So Pretty If. . . reveals: What girls learn when Mom diets How to talk to your daughter about healthy eating and exercise habits The trigger words that set off a body image crisis How to recognize a budding eating disorder With humor and compassion,You'd Be So Pretty If. . . offers parents fresh and useful strategies for conveying that success isn't negated by carrying extra pounds-or guaranteed by keeping them off.
What is America? Is it a hegemonic superpower, composed of ruthlessly selfish capitalists? Or is it a land of hope and glory, a shelter for the huddled masses, and a beacon of freedom and enlightenment? The definition of this complex nation has been debated substantially, yet all seem to agree on one thing: it is unique. The idea of an exceptional America can be traced all the way back to Alexis de Tocqueville's nineteenth-century observations of a newly formed democracy that seemed determined to distinguish itself from the rest. Little, it seems, has changed. Building on de Tocqueville's concept of American exceptionalism, this collection of essays, contributed by some of the nation's top scholars and thinkers, takes on the weighty task of sizing up America in a way its people and others can comprehend. Far more than simple history, they outline the current state of American institutions and policies-from the legal system to marriage to the military to the Drug War-and anticipate where these are headed in the future.
Provides a quiz that helps job seekers assess their level of emotional intelligence. Practical exercises and examples teach them how to stand out in the job search, by using four areas of emotional intelligence: self awareness, self-management, social awareness, and social skills.
Transforms the way readers approach their career change, teaching them to redirect their path based on what they already know rather than start from scratch. He explains nine routes readers can take to redefine their career; management, teaching, advocacy, standards-enforcement, communications, sales, brokerage, analytical, and recruitment.
Teaches job seekers how to master essential steps in the job search process. As the definitive guide to resumes, it offers techniques proven to get results quickly; a friendly, easy-to-follow design; and rock-solid advice for creating outstanding resumes and cover letters and, more importantly, using them effectively.
Whether you want to work in the private sector or public sector, business or industry, corporate America or mom-and-pop shop, nonprofit or ministry organization, this book will unveil the deeper significance and purpose God has for your career.
Learn how to achieve flexible, lucrative work without a traditional full-time job
Introduces storytelling as the key to excelling in other job search activities, such as writing resumes and cover letters, networking, creating portfolios, and developing a personal brand. Readers learn how to execute these crucial steps impressively and successfully. Hansen also teaches readers how to use storytelling on the job to capitalize on opportunities to advance throughout their career.
An extensive collection of thousands of powerful resume keywords to help readers' resumes stand out in electronic databases.
An overall framework to help students, job seekers, and career changers easily build outstanding cover letters that will land interviews and score job offers
Solid advice on all aspects of starting a business, from writing the business plan, to finding customers, to managing costs and turning a profit.
For college students, twentysomethings, and anyone else who keeps Dad on speed-dial for car emergencies, plumbing woes, appliance advice, and more. Take Dad's know-how with you everywhere you go! This Dad's got all the answers to all the basics, so that you can get it done and move on. He knows how to hang, unclog, patch, drill, paint, mow, lube, edge, weed, sand, pack, and more. The Portable Dadis the answer to those panicked late-night phone calls: how to keep things running, how to maintain the stuff you use, how to get by without getting in over your head. If Dad doesn't know the answer, you don't really need to do it!
Conceived in the early 1800s and completed in 1825, the Erie Canal was the boldest and biggest American engineering project of its century, with enduring political, social, and economic effects. It was the Erie Canal that first opened up the West to American enterprise and imagination, bringing vast riches and a far-reaching vision to a rapidly expanding nation. In this compelling narrative, author Gerard Koeppel tells the complete, sweeping story of the creation of the canal, and of the memorable characters who turned a visionary plan into a successful venture. Koeppel's extensive research includes major new findings about the construction of the canal as well as its enormous impact. Bond of Unionprovides a unique perspective on Manifest Destiny and the beginning of America's self-perception as an empire destined to expand to the Pacific.
TheNew York Timesbestselling author returns-this time responding directly to her readers' most pressing concerns. Legions of fans have written to her, asking for more recipes that focus on their specific family challenges. She's heard them loud and clear, and has crafted meals that are targeted to these special needs, including: Sneaky Chef Light: Delicious recipes for kids struggling with their weight: with lower calories, lower fat-and all the taste! Sneaky Chef for Food Allergies. For the millions of children who suffer from food allergies, here are recipes that are dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free. Sneaky Chef for More Variety-More make-ahead purees and crafty, kid-friendly recipes the whole family will love. Sneaky Chef Celebrates! Even special days can be healthy, as the Sneaky Chef unveils recipes for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Valentine's Day, Passover, Easter, and more! Sneaky Chef to the Rescueshows that any family can "sneak" good food into their diets, making everybody (both kids and adults) both happier and healthier.
A useful and fun book for any woman who has ever wanted, needed, lost, quit, hated, or loved a job. "Working Girl" (a. k. a. Karen Burns) has held a total of 59 jobs (so far), including housekeeper, cigarette girl, paper "boy", model, ditch-digger, bank teller, editor, brochure writer, artist, and corporate drone. She made mistakes along the way, but extracted one important lesson from each job she has held. Working Girl now shares her hard-earned wisdom for the modern working woman with this series of 59 humorous yet practical vignettes, including guidance on: Risk-taking and why it's good How to build self-confidence Tips for managing your boss When you're not appreciated Causes and cures for burnout Balancing baby and boss When it's time to say adieu and 52 more! Whimsically illustrated with Working Girl cartoons, this is a fun, accessible advice book that deals with the real issues that are on the minds of working women (and not just those who are striving for the corner office!). No matter where a girl finds herself on the job ladder (from the bottom to the top), she'll find that The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl will give her both perspective and a plan for success.
Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey's mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest bed that has the disconcerting habit of folding up on people while they sleep. White's indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mindis as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in White's own overgrown garden.
President of the Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights, Wise has taught law at several US colleges, has written several books, and has practiced animal rights law since 1982. Here he delves into the history of a particular piece of land in Bladen County, North Carolina. He went to investigate reports of cruelty to pigs at a slaughterhouse and related factory hog farms, and discovered that they were located on what had been the fields of a plantation worked by black slaves. Before that, he found, Natives Americans lived there, admiring and respecting animals for centuries. He looks at how the genocide and the slavery were eventually stopped by religious activists, and discusses how the same religious values are working to stop the torture and slaughter today. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Three books containing texts by the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes survived the carnage of the 1204 Fourth Crusade; two survived long enough to be seen and used by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo. The third was unknown until 1998 when it was discovered overwritten by 13th-century Christian prayers. Netz (classics and philosophy, Stanford U. ) and Noel, curator of manuscripts at Baltimore's Walters Art Museum and director of the Archimedes Palimpsest Project, tells what is known about its history, about the ongoing project to recover the text, and about the information it contains that has not been seen for eight centuries. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
When parents learn that their child has autism, the news can be devastating, even paralyzing. Meanwhile, the first 12 months after diagnosis are the most important when it comes to intervention. As a parent of a child with autism, Nancy D. Wiseman knows firsthand how difficult it can be to unravel complex issues, discover what questions to ask, and find effective treatments. In this landmark guide, Wiseman offers both compassionate insight and a wealth of information for diagnoses from Asperger's to classic autism. Day by day, week by week, month by month, The First Year®: Autism Spectrum Disorders walks parents through a wide range of medical and lifestyle concerns, helps them navigate the healthcare, insurance, and educational systems, and ensures the best possible outcome for their child.
Choosing local, organic foods benefits your health and the planet's. But how you cook is as important as what you cook: cooking itself is an under-reported yet substantial greenhouse gas creator. Now, Kate Heyhoe shows you how to think like an environmentalist in the kitchen. Without changing your politics or completely disrupting your routine, you can reduce your impact on the planet by rethinking how you cook, shop, and consume food. Using your favorite recipes, you can bake, broil, and grill in greener ways, saving fossil fuels and shrinking your "cookprint. "
This compact guide gives the reader the essential tools to apply for jobs on the fly. Also includes advice on cover letters, JIST Cards, thank-you notes, online resumes, and job search strategies.
Extensive advice on writing and polishing powerful resumes and cover letters, managing the job search, and using effective strategies to land a $100,000 job.
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