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10 Days to a Less Defiant Child

by Jeffrey Bernstein

Occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon, but when defiant behavior - such as tantrums, resistance to chores, and negativity - becomes chronic, it can cause big problems within the family. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, child and family psychologist Dr. Jeff Bernstein has developed a ground-breaking 10-day program to help parents gain back control over their defiant child or teen. This powerful and exceptionally reader-friendly guide explains what causes defiance in kids, why it's so destructive to the family, and shows parents step-by-step how they can end the behavior. Simple-to-follow and extremely effective, 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child will bring much-needed relief to the millions of frustrated parents out there living with defiant children.

Vegan with a Vengeance

by Isa Moskowitz

In Vegan with a Vengeance, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, host of the community access vegan cooking show The Post Punk Kitchen, brings the do-it-yourself, community-driven ethos of punk rock into the kitchen. Her cooking philosophy embraces being kind to animals (all recipes are completely animal-product free) and your wallet-while being creative and having fun in the process. She emphasizes staying clear of corporate brand-name foods, and says that cooking should be an innovative, experimental, and completely real experience. This one-of-a-kind cookbook offers 125 recipes for all meals of the day, from stuffed mushrooms to tofu pizza, gingerbread cupcakes to pasta with "alfreda sauce," and is full of tips and tricks on how to keep your diet vegan, inexpensive, and liberated.

I Love Female Orgasm

by Dorian Solot Marshall Miller

Whether you're celebrating your thousandth female orgasm, searching for your first, or cheering on your girlfriend or wife, women and men across the country agree:I Love Female Orgasm!I Love Female Orgasmis crammed with everything you want to know about the big O, including: How to have an orgasm during intercourse-and why most women don't Directions on finding your way to the G-spot Detailed advice on how to have your first orgasm Advice for better oral sex Tips on surfing waves of multiple orgasms (even if you usually have just one) The truth about female ejaculation (yes, it exists!) Answers to your questions about vibrators, sex toys, piercings, and more The real deal on orgasms for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women An entire chapter for men on how to turn her on and get her off, plus tips for partners in every chapter Solot and Miller have spoken to thousands of men and women and surveyed thousands more about their experiences with female orgasm. Here they share all that they've learned--plus give you a sneak peek behind bedroom doors as women and men share their favorite moves, mistakes to avoid, and best "oh, yeah!" moments.

The New Glucose Revolution Shopper's Guide to GI Values 2008

by Kaye Foster-Powell Jennie Brand-Miller

Fully updated to include the latest GI Values and G symbol program participants for 2008! the GI tables - the comprehensive lists of foods and their GI values - are the key to unlocking the fantastic health benefits of a low GI diet. This fully revised edition includes all the very latest GI values in an easy-to-use format. As well as the GI values, the tables include comments to help you select the right foods for a well-rounded, healthy diet. Symbols indicate those foods which are 'star performers' - possessing a low GI and providing you with the best overall nutritional value. If you've ever asked 'What is the GI value of. . . '' then this is the book for you. This handy pocket-size guide also makes shopping easy with helpful hints for navigating the supermarket aisles and grocery lists to help you choose the right low GI foods. There's also a guide to the best low GI foods when eating out. This is the best place to go for GI values. the GI values are brought to you from the Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Service (SUGiRs) which is at the forefront of glycemic index testing.

One Year to an Organized Life

by Regina Leeds

For nearly twenty years, Regina Leeds - named Best Organizer by Los Angeles magazine - has helped even the most organizationally challenged. Now, with this week-by-week, month-by-month plan to forever streamline all aspects of your life, Regina helps you break down tasks and build routines over time so that life becomes simple, not overwhelming. An organized life enables you to have more time, less aggravation, better health, and to get more done. This essential bible is the only book you need to get organized - and stay that way! Book jacket.

The Colic Chronicles

by Tara Kompare

Roughly one out of five babies in the U. S. suffers from colic, and a mom can feel desperate for answers when her infant wails nonstop. The Colic Chronicles offers sweet comfort that she's not alone, not losing her mind, and not a bad mother-on the contrary, she should win an award! As a mom who survived the colic wars, author Tara Kompare dishes out tried-and-true tips, from how to quell the desire to tackle mommy "know-it-alls" in the checkout line; to mom self-care (e. g. showering and eating in peace); to trying a host of colic-calming strategies. With short, breezy chapters-easy to read during baby's blessed, rare snoozes-this book brims with humor and vital information, sure to be a lifesaver for countless mothers.

The Compassionate Carnivore: Or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old MacDonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat

by Catherine Friend

For most of her life, Catherine Friend was a carnivore who preferred not to consider where the meat on her plate came from-beef didn't have a face, chicken didn't have a personality, and pork certainly shouldn't have feelings. But Friend's attitude began to change after she and her partner bought a farm and began raising sheep for meat. Friend's ensuing odyssey through the world of livestock and farming is a journey that offers critical insights-for omnivores and herbivores alike-into how our meat is raised, how we buy it and from whom, and why change is desirable and possible. From a distressing lesson about her favorite Minnesota State Fair food (pork-chop-on-a-stick) to the surprising gratitude that came from eating an animal she'd raised and loved, Friend takes us on a wild and woolly ride through her small farm (with several brief detours into life on factory farms), along the way raising questions such as: What are the differences between factory, conventional, sustainable, and organic farms, and more importantly, why do we need to understand those differences? What do all those labels-from organic to local to grass fed and pasture raised-really mean? If you're buying from a small farmer, what are the key questions to ask? How do you find that small farmer, and what's the best way to help her help you? In the same witty and warm style that characterized her memoirHit by a Farm, Friend uses her perspective as a sustainable farmer and carnivore to consider meat animals' quality of life-while still supporting the choice to eat meat. Regardless of whether you eat meat once a day, once a week, or once a year, your perspective of what goes on your plate-and in your mouth-will never be the same.

Baby And Toddler Learning Fun

by Sally Goldberg

It's never too early to share the joy of learning with a child! Sally Goldberg gives parents the tools to provide such rewarding experiences in an organized, fun way with this special book. Here are more than fifty entertaining activities to enjoy with very young children, with instructions for making the toys needed for play. Baby and Toddler Learning Fun also provides smart tips for enriching the home environment in other ways for baby's learning. As children grow, the activities can be easily adapted so they remain as much fun for a toddler as for an infant. It's quick and inexpensive to make the toys out of the stuff infants and toddlers already enjoy looking at or handling-plastic containers, stiff paper, brightly colored scraps of material, and other household items. This hands-on book not only helps parents teach babies important concepts about colors, shapes, letters, and numbers, but also brings parent and child closer through engaging playtimes. The activities aren't to be used as drills but rather as part of dynamic play that parent and child will enjoy. Charts help parents keep track of concepts as they are introduced. The activities are equally appropriate for children with learning delays.

Locker Room Diaries

by Leslie Goldman

I wish my thighs were smaller. "If only I could lose ten pounds. " A wake-up call for any woman who has engaged in the "if only" wishing game,Locker Room Diariesuses the unique lens of the locker room to reveal what, exactly, goes into "shaping" not just a woman's body but her body image. The locker room can be a wondrous retreat, a place to toss aside the worries of the day, but it is also where our flaws become most apparent-and where most of us can't help but wonder how we "measure up. " Often dressed in no more than a towel, Leslie Goldman spent five years talking with women of all shapes and sizes about their body image, from taut twenty-somethings to heavyset seniors. Why is it, she asks, that almost no one seems satisfied with her physique? From compulsive workouts to daily dates with the scale, from bikini waxes to body fat measurements, American women are swept up in a constant quest for the "perfect" body. Thankfully, more than one woman reveals how she halted her cycle of self-loathing and learned to like her bodyas is. Blending expert opinion with wonderfully intimate, often laugh-outloud, confidences,Locker Room Diarieswill inspire anyone who knows the highs of exercise to leave the lows of self-esteem behind-and, most especially, once and for all, to step off that scale!

The Guy's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood

by Michael Crider

In high school, Michael Crider was the jokester, the drummer in a band, the Howie Mandel impersonator. Fast-forward ten years and the funny man has married and become the family man. The Guy's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood-Crider's candid, down-to-earth account of his transformation-proves that even without much sleep, he has kept his sense of humor completely intact. From the moment he hears the unexpected news that the pregnancy test is positive to the end of his son's first year of life, Michael Crider is awed, anxious, and all-too-human. In between these milestones, he endures the aches and pains of his wife's pregnancy (which had a clear impact on his own bodily comfort), swallows his pride when bunny wallpaper replaces his beloved Budweiser mirror, has a short and only partially-appreciated stint as her labor coach on the Big Day, and experiences every one of his son's "firsts" as though they were his own. Honest, informative, hilarious, and heartwarming,The Guy's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhoodis a must-read for all new parents.

Dreaming in Libro

by Louise Bernikow

A woman meets an amber-eyed, sixty-pound boxer in a city park and falls in love. Their first year honeymoon was a discovery of each other's idiosyncrasies-morning dog or evening dog? Television watcher or reader? Then life settles into routine and the once rebelliously high-spirited, independent woman and her bilingual comedian of a dog realize that they're "happily stuck with each other. " In this witty, sharp memoir, Louise Bernikow charts eight years with Libro the boxer as they travel through Manhattan. . . and that thing called Life. From book tours to beach houses, from Libro's training as pet therapist after 9/11 to his escapades on the campaign trail, Louise plays "Jack" to Libro's "Jackie. " But as Louise all too soon discovers, the stray she rescued is domesticating her. A book about a modern family of two, about joy and grief, and realizing that the life you've made (even if it doesn't include a wedding ring) is more than enough,Dreaming in Librowill bring a wagging tail to any reader.

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent's Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care

by Donald M. Vickery James F. Fries

Guide to medical care for children from pre-natal preparation to adolescent problems. Dispels many myths about children's health and clearly explains procedures to take in response to various symptoms, such as when it is or is not necessary to visit a doctor. Includes growth charts and an index.

Transitions

by William Bridges

Managing Transitions

The Power of Play

by David Elkind

Today's parents often worry that their children will be at a disadvantage if they are not engaged in constant learning, but child development expert David Elkind reassures us that imaginative play goes far to prepare children for academic and social success. Through expert analysis of the research and powerful examples, Elkind shows how creative, spontaneous play fosters healthy mental and social development and sets the stage for academic learning in the first place. An important contribution to the literature about how children learn,The Power of Playrestores play's respected place in children's lives and encourages parents to trust their instincts to stay away from many of the dubious educational products on the market.

Motherless Daughters

by Hope Edelman

An instant bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, Hope Edelman'sMotherless Daughtersexplores the myriad ways that losing a mother can affect almost every aspect and passage of a woman's life. First published a decade ago, it is still the book that motherless daughters of all ages look to for understanding and comfort and that they press into each other's hands. Building on interviews with hundreds of mother- loss survivors, this life-affirming book is now newly expanded to reflect the author's personal experience with the continued legacy of mother loss; now married and a mother of young children herself, Edelman better understands how the effects of mother loss change over time and in light of new relationships. A work of stunning courage and honesty,Motherless Daughtersis a must read for the millions of women whose mothers have gone, but whose need for healing, mourning, and mothering remains. It is a timeless classic.

Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now

by Jane B. Burka

Based on years of counseling, psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and sometimes humorous look at the problem that troubles everyone. Revealing the reasons we put off tasks-fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment-the authors outline a practical, tested program to overcome procrastination. Candid and understanding,Procrastinationis a must-have today for anyone who puts everything off until tomorrow.

Belly Laughs

by Jenny Mccarthy

Oh, the joys of pregnancy! There's the gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion, the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the constant worry. Of course, no woman is spared the discomforts and humiliations of pregnancy, but most are too polite to complain or too embarrassed to talk about them. Not Jenny McCarthy! In theNew York Timesbest-sellingBelly Laughs, actress and new mother Jenny McCarthy reveals the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the unseemly disfigurement that go along with pregnancy. Never shy, frequently crude, and always laugh-out-loud funny, McCarthy covers it all in the grittiest of girlfriend detail. From morning sickness and hormonal rage, to hemorrhoids, pregnant sex, and the torture and sweet relief that is delivery,Belly Laughsis must-read comic relief for anyone who is pregnant, who has ever been pregnant, is trying to get pregnant, or, indeed, has ever been born!

Jacob's Cane

by Elisa New

Drawn to an image of her great-grandfather's ornately carved cane, scholar Elisa New embarked on a journey to discover the origins of her precious family heirloom. Treading back across the paths of her ancestors, she travels from Baltimore to the Baltic to London in order to find and understand an immigrant world profoundly affected by modern German culture, from the Enlightenment through the Holocaust. Deeply ambitious in its narrative sweep, Jacob's Cane captures the rich texture of life on several continents as New's family searches to establish itself in the tobacco trade. A fascinating history of one family's story of progress, innovation, and struggle, Jacob's Cane will change the way we think about the Jewish American experience.

America's Unwritten Constitution

by Akhil Reed Amar

Despite its venerated place atop American law and politics, our written Constitution does not enumerate all of the rules and rights, principles and procedures that actually govern modern America. The document makes no explicit mention of cherished concepts like the separation of powers and the rule of law. On some issues, the plain meaning of the text misleads. For example, the text seems to say that the vice president presides over his own impeachment trial-but surely this cannot beright. As esteemed legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar explains inAmerica's Unwritten Constitution, the solution to many constitutional puzzles lies not solely within the written document, but beyond it-in the vast trove of values, precedents, and practices that complement and complete the terse text. In this sequel toAmerica's Constitution: A Biography, Amar takes readers on a tour of our nation'sunwrittenConstitution, showing how America's foundational document cannot be understood in textual isolation. Proper constitutional interpretation depends on a variety of factors, such as the precedents set by early presidents and Congresses; common practices of modern American citizens; venerable judicial decisions; and particularly privileged sources of inspiration and guidance, including theFederalistpapers, William Blackstone'sCommentaries on the Laws of England, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and Martin Luther King, Jr. 's "I Have a Dream" speech. These diverse supplements are indispensible instruments for making sense of the written Constitution. When used correctly, these extra-textual aids support and enrich the written document without supplanting it. An authoritative work by one of America's preeminent legal scholars,America's Unwritten Constitutionpresents a bold new vision of the American constitutional system, showing how the complementary relationship between the Constitution's written and unwritten components is one of America's greatest and most enduring strengths.

Predictive Health

by Kenneth Brigham Michael M. E. Johns

Our health care system is crippled by desperate efforts to prevent the inevitable. A third of the national Medicare budget--nearly $175 billion--is spent on the final year of life, and a third of that amount on the final month, often on expensive (and futile) treatments. Such efforts betray a fundamental flaw in how we think about healthcare: we squander resources on hopeless situations, instead of using them to actually improve health. InPredictive Health, distinguished doctors Kenneth Brigham and Michael M. E. Johns propose a solution: invest earlier--and use science and technology to make healthcare more available and affordable. Every child would begin life with a post-natal genetic screen, when potential risk--say for type II diabetes or heart disease--would be found. More data on biology, behavior, and environment would be captured throughout her life. Using this information, health-care workers and the people they care for could forge personal strategies for healthier living long before a small glitch blows up into major disease. This real health care wouldn't just replace much of modern disease care--it would make it obsolete. The result, according to Brigham and Johns, will be a life defined by a long stay at top physical and mental form, rather than an early peak and long decline. Accomplishing this goal will require new tools, new clinics, fewer doctors and more mentors, smarter companies, and engaged patients. In short, it will require a revolution. Thanks to a decade-long collaboration between Brigham, Johns and others, it is already underway. An optimistic plan for reducing or eliminating many chronic diseases as well as reforming our faltering medical system,Predictive Healthis adeeply knowledgeable, deeply humane proposal for how we can reallocate expenses and resources to prolong the best years of life, rather than extending the worst.

The Ravenous Brain

by Daniel Bor

Consciousness is our gateway to experience: it enables us to recognize Van Gogh's starry skies, be enraptured by Beethoven's Fifth, and stand in awe of a snowcapped mountain. Yet consciousness is subjective, personal, and famously difficult to examine: philosophers have for centuries declared this mental entity so mysterious as to be impenetrable to science. InThe Ravenous Brain, neuroscientist Daniel Bor departs sharply from this historical view, and builds on the latest research to propose a new model for how consciousness works. Bor argues that this brain-based faculty evolved as an accelerated knowledge gathering tool. Consciousness is effectively an idea factory--that choice mental space dedicated to innovation, a key component of which is the discovery of deep structures within the contents of our awareness. This model explains our brains' ravenous appetite for information--and in particular, its constant search for patterns. Why, for instance, after all our physical needs have been met, do we recreationally solve crossword or Sudoku puzzles? Such behavior may appear biologically wasteful, but, according to Bor, this search for structure can yield immense evolutionary benefits--it led our ancestors to discover fire and farming, pushed modern society to forge ahead in science andtechnology, and guides each one of us to understand and control the world around us. But the sheer innovative power of human consciousness carries with it the heavy cost of mental fragility. Bor discusses the medical implications of his theory of consciousness, and what it means for the origins and treatment of psychiatric ailments, including attention-deficit disorder, schizophrenia, manic depression, and autism. All mental illnesses, he argues, can be reformulated as disorders of consciousness--a perspective that opens up new avenues of treatment for alleviating mental suffering. A controversial view of consciousness,The Ravenous Brainlinks cognition to creativity in an ingenious solution to one of science's biggest mysteries.

Answers for Aristotle

by Massimo Pigliucci

How should we live? According to philosopher and biologist Massimo Pigliucci, the greatest guidance to this essential question lies in combining the wisdom of 24 centuries of philosophy with the latest research from 21st century science. In Answers for Aristotle, Pigliucci argues that the combination of science and philosophy first pioneered by Aristotle offers us the best possible tool for understanding the world and ourselves. As Aristotle knew, each mode of thought has the power to clarify the other: science provides facts, and philosophy helps us reflect on the values with which to assess them. But over the centuries, the two have become uncoupled, leaving us with questions--about morality, love, friendship, justice, and politics--that neither field could fully answer on its own. Pigliucci argues that only by rejoining each other can modern science and philosophy reach their full potential, while we harness them to help us reach ours. Pigliucci discusses such essential issues as how to tell right from wrong, the nature of love and friendship, and whether we can really ever know ourselves--all in service of helping us find our path to the best possible life. Combining the two most powerful intellectual traditions in history, Answers for Aristotle is a remarkable guide to discovering what really matters and why.

Drawing the Map of Life

by Victor K. Mcelheny

Science journalist McElheny charts the history of the human genome project from the discovery of DNA less than sixty years ago to the real possibility of recreating our own genetic coding. Along the way he puts faces to the scientists working on the project. He also covers the political and ethical debates. For some of the researchers, the search was intensified by personal experiences. One had a brother with Down Syndrome, another a child with schizophrenia. The wide-ranging possibilities of genetic manipulation are discussed, including retro-viruses to treat cancer and AIDS and increase food production. For the most part, McElheny concentrates on telling the story without becoming embroiled in the ethical and religious controversies surrounding the topic. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

The Arabs

by Eugene Rogan

This excellent history of the Middle East, a paperbound reprint of the 2009 edition, provides readers with a compelling narrative that explains the current state of the wider Arab world through an exploration of the major periods in its recent history. Divided chronologically, the work examines the period of Ottoman rule from 1516 to the early 1800s, the era of European colonization, the Cold War era, and the ongoing period of U. S. intervention. Drawing on primary source material, the work discusses the continuity of Arab culture in relation to dominating external powers and provides a cogent analysis of the current political and religious conflicts gripping the nations of the Arab world. The work includes a collection of color plates. Rogan is a professor of Middle East studies at St. Anthony's College, Oxford. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Massive

by Ian Sample

While physicists dislike the media calling the theorized Higgs boson "the God particle," scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider near Geneva and the Fermilab outside of Chicago are nonetheless engaged in a race to confirm its existence. In an accessible account, Sample (science correspondent, The Guardian) traces the science and politics driving this search for the missing piece of the Standard Model that describes all of the known particles. The machines and money involved and the implications are massive. He also covers public safety concerns. This is a paperbound reprint of the 2010 edition. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

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