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A parenting guide to adolescence - a sensible and considerate resource for navigating your teen to adulthood, transforming a traditional time of strife into an opportunity for positive growth for both you and your child. For parents, nurturing their teens to become healthy, well-adjusted adults seems more challenging now than ever before. There are many pressures for kids to grow up faster than they should. Here, renowned adolescent medicine specialist Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., and award-winning journalist Susan FitzGerald offer parents a practical, thoughtful strategy for guiding children through all the turning points on the way to adulthood - the "whens" and "hows" of adolescence. Letting Go with Live and Confidence helps parents achieve five goals: Manage Their Own Emotions. Many parents are conflicted about their teens growing up. The desire to keep things the way they've always been may get in the way of wise parental decisions. This book addresses the emotional turmoil that surrounds letting go, and urges parents to care for themselves, so they can better care for their children. Reduce Conflict Around the Whens. It's the everyday "When can I?" questions that trigger many struggles. Parents will learn to turn potential sources of conflict into opportunities for growth as they consider 18 scenarios, including When is my child ready to stay home alone? Get a cell phone? Manage money? Date? Drive? Minimize Anxiety Over the Hows. Certain subjects are tough to talk about and the stakes in these conversations are high. How in the world do you talk about sex? Drugs? Peer pressure? Parents will learn how to approach critical topics with honesty and clarity, increasing the chances that they'll actually be heard. Gain Confidence To Make the Right Decisions. Parents reading this book will be better prepared to make decisions because they'll have a strategy to apply to each situation and gain new insight into their child's developmental needs. Understand That Nurturing Independence Is An Act of Love. The ultimate goal of parenting is to produce a well-adjusted adult. When teens understand that their parents support their independence, they're less likely to rebel. As importantly, when independence is not a battle, families can move toward lifelong interdependence. Letting Go with Live and Confidence is filled with the latest findings on successful parenting and is infused with Dr. Ginsburg's expert advice on how to build resilience in teens. This comprehensive volume also contains stories from real parents from diverse backgrounds who have faced the challenges of raising teens. Empowering and groundbreaking, this book is a one-stop resource to parenting teens in the twenty-first century.
A stripper. That's what tough lawyer Tina Henderson needs. A wild night with The Bandit stripper will make her forget all about smooth attorney Tyler Walden. The fling with Tyler was incredibly satisfying, but becoming way too cozy. And Tina doesn't do relationships. So she'll do The Bandit instead. Tyler knows it's crazy to pose as the masked bandit stripper at Tina's best friend's bachelorette party. But Tyler always gets what he wants-in the courtroom and the bedroom. And he wants strong, sexy Tina. She obviously wants The Bandit, too, because she invites him to give her a private performance. But will Tina be angry that Tyler tricked her? Or pleased to see this particular lawyer again-without his briefs?
Paradise When It Sizzles. . . Boston schoolteacher Amelia Wilson has always played it safe. But after a tough breakup from her boyfriend, shes ready to have some fun and take a few risks. So when friends hook Amelia up online with Drew Anderson, she takes the plunge and visits the small Caribbean island where he lives. Soon, Drew takes Amelia on a journey of unbridled pleasure, where no rules exist and anything goes. But Amelias about to discover that even a delicious slice of paradise can have its secrets. . . Praise for the novels of Joanne Skerrett "A powerful story with a strong and timely storyline. . . I highly recommend this one!" --Mary Monroe, author of God Dont Like Ugly on Sugar vs. Spice "An entertaining story of friendship, love, and romance. " --Nina Foxx, author of Just Short of Crazy on She Who Shops Joanne Skerrett is a former newspaper journalist. She lives in Philadelphia, where she is currently working on her fourth novel.
Paradise When It Sizzles... Boston schoolteacher Amelia Wilson has always played it safe. But after a tough breakup from her boyfriend, she's ready to have some fun and take a few risks. So when friends hook Amelia up online with Drew Anderson, she takes the plunge and visits the small Caribbean island where he lives. Soon, Drew takes Amelia on a journey of unbridled pleasure, where no rules exist and anything goes. But Amelia's about to discover that even a delicious slice of paradise can have its secrets... Praise for the novels of Joanne Skerrett "A powerful story with a strong and timely storyline. . .I highly recommend this one!" --Mary Monroe, author of God Don't Like Ugly on Sugar vs. Spice "An entertaining story of friendship, love, and romance." --Nina Foxx, author of Just Short of Crazy on She Who Shops Joanne Skerrett is a former newspaper journalist. She lives in Philadelphia, where she is currently working on her fourth novel.
Rand Monroe has found a way around his grandfather's will. To retain ownership of Roe Technology, he needs an heir, not a wife. So Rand hires a surrogate to have his child. Things are looking good until the surrogate changes her mind at the last minute.Kiley Adams is getting a pap smear, but when the lights go out, she gets a whole lot more. Now the innocent is faced with being pregnant before ever making love to a man.Things might not be so bad if she hadn't started falling in love with him the first moment she hit him in the head with a door at the doctor's office. It also might be easier if someone wasn't out to kill her.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Rand Monroe has found a way around his grandfather's will. To retain ownership of Roe Technology, he needs an heir, not a wife. So Rand hires a surrogate to have his child. Things are looking good until the surrogate changes her mind at the last minute.<P><P> Kiley Adams is getting a pap smear, but when the lights go out, she gets a whole lot more. Now the innocent is faced with being pregnant before ever making love to a man.<P> Things might not be so bad if she hadn't started falling in love with him the first moment she hit him in the head with a door at the doctor's office. It also might be easier if someone wasn't out to kill her.
The Rev. Ruth Wilcox, head minister of a Chicago church, has just about adjusted to life on her own, years after her husband, Daniel, left her. But Daniel suddenly re-enters her life when his second wife spurns him, leaving him to care for their three sons. Ruth's got enough on her plate, what with her mother's Alzheimer's, her best friend's cancer diagnosis, her grown children's dramas. . . and a charming parishioner who's caught her eye. Also, she can't shake the feeling that something is fishy with Daniel. Still, she's long dreamed of reconciling with her first love, and his kids desperately need discipline and spiritual nurturing. In Michelle Larks' Letting Misery Go, Ruth's faith gives her the strength to face a life-altering choice.
The Rev. Ruth Wilcox, head minister of a Chicago church, has just about adjusted to life on her own, years after her husband, Daniel, left her. But Daniel suddenly re-enters her life when his second wife spurns him, leaving him to care for their three sons. Ruth's got enough on her plate, what with her mother's Alzheimer's, her best friend's cancer diagnosis, her grown children's dramas...and a charming parishioner who's caught her eye. Also, she can't shake the feeling that something is fishy with Daniel. Still, she's long dreamed of reconciling with her first love, and his kids desperately need discipline and spiritual nurturing. In Michelle Larks' Letting Misery Go, Ruth's faith gives her the strength to face a life-altering choice.
Relates Sally Jane's experience of changing times in rural America, as she lives through the drowning of the Swift River towns in western Massachusetts to form the Quabbin Reservoir.
In her new book, Crowell introduces us to gifted NYU graduate student Isobel Sivulka. Though her academic and personal lives seem perfect, she feels without direction. Making the first rash decision in her life, she heads to Iceland, where a much-revered high school mentor once embarked on her own spiritual path. In the very welcoming city of Reykjavik, Isobel eventually discovers herself, bonding with a circle of strong, centered women and embarking on a tumultuous affair with a charming but deeply troubled man. In a culture completely different from her own, this accomplished woman must finally embrace what it means to be young and gifted, while coming to terms with life and love.
This 55-page report is based on firsthand testimony from dozens of children in three countries hard-hit by HIV/AIDS: South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda. It documents how governments fail children affected by AIDS when they leave school or attempt to return. Churches and community-based organizations provide critical support to these children, but these groups frequently operate with little government support or recognition.
Love, lust, and commitment crash and scatter in this comedic masterpieceFrom the stunning and provocative mind of Christina Stead comes the addictively blunt character of Letty Fox. Letty spins between New York City and London during her chaotic upbringing and entry into adulthood, which spans the Great Depression and the Second World War. She is determined to create a life for herself--one built upon equal parts work and play, men and sex--while her parents struggle with their own romantic entanglements. Frank and comedic like few characters before her (or since), Letty sets out to find a lasting, committed relationship amidst the buzz of Manhattan. With its vibrant characters and masterful voice, Letty Fox is a spirited coming-of-age story from one of the twentieth century's essential novelists.
The innate immune response is a crucial component of early resistance to infection, and it is now revealing increasing levels of complexity. The ability to modify the genome in vivo, has facilitated understanding of complex interactions between leucocytes and other components of the immune system, and phenotype-driven strategies using chemical mutagenesis have placed another powerful weapon in the armamentarium. In, Leucocytes: Methods and Protocols provides detailed protocols and practical advice on a variety of modern approaches to the study of leucocytes and their products. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Leucocytes: Methods and Protocols seeks to aid scientists in further study into the immune system and leucocytes.
Recent advances in molecular and cellular biology techniques have significantly improved our ability to detect, monitor, model and study the underlying molecular basis and pathogenesis of leukemia, yet we are still in an early discovery stage and much more work is needed in order to develop better strategies to diagnose, classify and treat this biologically and clinically diverse disease. In Leukemia: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers bring together a wide range of state-of-the-art laboratory methods and detailed protocols that are useful for both clinical and basic research scientists working on the disease. The volume provides techniques for prenatal backtracking of leukemic clone, molecular diagnosis, detection of genome-wide genetic abnormalities and profiling, identification of unknown fusion genes, monitoring of minimal residual diseases, disease modeling using murine and human primary hematopoietic cells, studying of normal and malignant hematopoiesis, identification of interacting partners with leukemia associated oncoproteins, and global characterization of genome-wide epigenetic changes in leukemic cells. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, the convenient chapters contain brief introductions, lists of the necessary materials, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Leukemia: Methods and Protocols will help researchers to advance knowledge and have a better understanding of the disease, which will ultimately facilitate development of anti-cancer therapy and improve quality of life for patients.
From the world renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, this book is written for all physicians who treat patients with acute or chronic leukemias or myelodysplasia. It is designed to answer questions about treatment approaches that commonly arise in day-to-day practice. In keeping with the Center's groundbreaking research in bone marrow transplantation, the book provides exceptional coverage of the role of allogeneic transplant in treatment. It also addresses the important issues of supportive care and long-term complications of successful treatment. *Edited and written by experts at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center *Clinically focused and comprehensive coverage of treatment approaches *Allogeneic transplant addressed in detail *Separate chapters on supportive care and long-term complications
Edited by experts from one of the world's largest leukemia centers, this book provides information on the biology of the variety of leukemic disorders, up-to-date diagnostic testing and many new developments in therapy. Chapters covering new treatments present an outlook for the future and explain the rationale for ongoing clinical trials.Topics include:Targeted therapy, e.g. tyrosine kinase inhibitors (Flt3, Aurora kinase inhibitors, kit inhibitors, BCR-ABL inhibitors)Ras inhibitorsEpigenetic therapy (hypomethylaters and histone deacetylase inhibitors)Lenalidomide analogsNew chemotherapy drugs, e.g. clofarabine, cloretazine, sapacitabine, forodesineCombinations of chemotherapy with kinase inhibitors (e.g. ALL induction protocols in combination with dasatinib or imatinib)New monoclonal antibodies (lumiliximab, humaxCD20, anti-CD40)Thrombopoietic agentsLeukemias: Principles and Practice of TherapyIncludes practical information to guide you in challenging situations, such as treatment of elderly patients, pregnancy, relapsed and refractory diseaseIncorporates chapters on supportive care and pharmacologic information about the most frequently used drugs in this area
The third edition of the unparalleled reference on natural ingredients and their commercial useThis new Third Edition of Leung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients: Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics arrives in the wake of the huge wave of interest in dietary supplements and herbal medicine resulting from both trends in health and the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). This fully updated and revised text includes the most recent research findings on a wide variety of ingredients, giving readers a single source for understanding and working with natural ingredients.The Encyclopedia continues the successful format for entries listed in earlier editions (consisting of source, description, chemical composition, pharmacology, uses, commercial preparations, regulatory status, and references). The text also features an easily accessible alphabetical presentation of the entries according to common names, with the index cross-referencing entries according to scientific names.This Third Edition also features:More than 50 percent more information than the Second Edition, reflecting the greatly increased research activity in recent yearsA new section on traditional Indian medicine, with information on nine commonly used herbsMore than 6,500 referencesTwo new appendices explaining and illustrating the botanical terminology frequently encountered in the textA revised and expanded indexLeung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients: Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics, Third Edition will continue to provide a comprehensive compilation of the existing literature and prominent findings on natural ingredients to readers with an interest in medicine, nutrition, and cosmetics.
Fifty million Americans are mostly or completely lactose intolerant. The majority assume that steering clear of dairy means giving up their favorite dishes. Respected caterer, baker, and restaurateur Levana Kirschenbaum sets out to change that perception with this collection of creative and luscious recipes, all significantly leaner than their dairy-rich counterparts and made with natural dairy substitutes such as soy, rice, oat, and almond milks. Enjoy delicious foods such as Avocado Cucumber Soup, Blueberry Scones, Salmon Tomato Quiche, Tofu Spinach Lasagna, and Chestnut Almond Pudding with Chocolate Sauce. With a wide selection of both vegetarian and meat meals, these recipes will surprise and delight both the casual cook and the five-star chef.
Levant is a book of cities. It describes Smyrna, Alexandria and Beirut when they were windows on the world, escapes from nationality and tradition, centres of wealth, pleasure and freedom. Using unpublished family papers, Philip Mansel describes their colourful, contradictory history, from the beginning of the French alliance with the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century to their decline in the mid twentieth century. Smyrna was burnt; Alexandria Egyptianised; Beirut lacerated by civil war.
As Rommel advances in wartorn Egypt, the lives of the civilian population come under threat. One such couple are Guy and Harriet Pringle, who have escaped the war in Europe only to find the conflict once more on their doorstep, providing a volatile backdrop to their own personal battles. The civilian world meets the military through the figure of Simon Boulderstone, a young army officer who will witness the tragedy and tension of war on the frontier at first hand. An outstanding author of wartime fiction, Olivia Manning brilliantly evokes here the world of the Levant - Egypt, Jerusalem and Syria - with perception and subtlety, humour and humanity.
Winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award Syria, 1970. Michael Howell has kept his family's Middle Eastern business enterprises going through a decade of takeovers, war, and revolution, thanks in part to his office manager, Teresa, who is also his mistress. One late night at the office, they discover men working overtime--producing unauthorized bombs for the Palestine Action Force. Worse, this guerrilla terrorist group is not deterred by their discovery--rather, they will enlist Howell and Teresa's unwilling help in carrying out their plan.
A true-crime writer returns home to solve the mystery that haunted his boyhoodAfter witnessing an execution, true-crime writer Colin Douglas starts having nightmares of himself as a boy, alone by the levee, trapped in the mud of the Mississippi River. Each night, the dreams grow worse, becoming horrid recreations of the day his childhood died.In 1959, Colin and three friends went camping on the levee, across from the tumbledown old Windsong plantation. When one of the boys disappeared, Colin went searching for him, and was approaching the old estate when he saw what appeared to be a ghost. The next day, he learned a woman had been murdered in the area--an unsolved crime that has haunted him ever since. Decades later, he attempts to solve this forgotten cold case, raking up something even dirtier than the muddy bottom of the Mississippi.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is a cornerstone in the U. S. strategy to assist communities to prepare for, mitigate against, and recover from flood disasters. The NFIP was established by Congress with passage of the National Flood Insurance Act in 1968, to help reduce future flood damages through NFIP community floodplain regulation that would control development in flood hazard areas, provide insurance for a premium to property owners, and reduce federal expenditures for disaster assistance. The flood insurance is available only to owners of insurable property located in communities that participate in the NFIP. Currently, the program has 5,555,915 million policies in 21,881 communities3 across the United States. The NFIP defines the one percent annual chance flood (100-year or base flood) floodplain as a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). The SFHA is delineated on FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM's) using topographic, meteorologic, hydrologic, and hydraulic information. Property owners with a federally back mortgage within the SFHAs are required to purchase and retain flood insurance, called the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement (MPR). Levees and floodwalls, hereafter referred to as levees, have been part of flood management in the United States since the late 1700's because they are relatively easy to build and a reasonable infrastructure investment. A levee is a man-made structure, usually an earthen embankment, designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water so as to provide protection from temporary flooding. A levee system is a flood protection system which consists of a levee, or levees, and associated structures, such as closure and drainage devices, which are constructed and operated in accordance with sound engineering practices. Recognizing the need for improving the NFIP's treatment of levees, FEMA officials approached the National Research Council's (NRC) Water Science and Technology Board (WSTB) and requested this study. The NRC responded by forming the ad hoc Committee on Levee and the National Flood Insurance Program: Improving Policies and Practices, charged to examine current FEMA treatment of levees within the NFIP and provide advice on how those levee-elated policies and activities could be improved. The study addressed four broad areas, risk analysis, flood insurance, risk reduction, and risk communication, regarding how levees are considered in the NFIP. Specific issues within these areas include current risk analysis and mapping procedures behind accredited and non-accredited levees, flood insurance pricing and the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement, mitigation options to reduce risk for communities with levees, flood risk communication efforts, and the concept of shared responsibility. The principal conclusions and recommendations are highlighted in this report.
Steve Dark was once a lost soul, torn between his family and his one-of-a-kind talent for hunting down serial killers - especially those so-called 'Level 26' killers whose depravity exceeds law enforcement's official scale of evil. In his reluctant pursuit of justice Dark once crossed the ultimate line, a line that might cause a lesser man to lose himself completely. Not Dark. When the world took everything from him, when it destroyed the very thing Dark once lived for, it sparked a transformation that, three years later, is only just complete. Dark is now a man on a mission. A mission unbound by authorities. A mission that, at long last, allows him to embrace his destiny. Dark is finally ready - ready to take justice to the next level.
"Sublimely equipped to survive, to propagate, to conquer, the virus is neither really alive nor really dead. Its dimensions are measured in molecules. It attacks by dismantling its human targets cell by cell." "Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC is an intense, personal account of more than a quarter-century on the front lines - in the ultra high-tech "hot zone" lab that McCormick was instrumental in creating at the Centers for Disease Control headquarters in Atlanta, as well as in the most primitive places on the planet, where the local climate, terrain, and politics can kill just as surely as any disease." "Told in intimate detail by two of the world's best-known virologists - colleagues, collaborators, husband and wife - Level 4 is a journey across the world and into many strange new worlds: from the seductive beauty of equatorial Africa - a limitless reservoir of infection - to the confines of the all-but-invisible field of the electron microscope. While other books have offered hot zones, sick monkeys, and grim statistics, Level 4 brings home from the world of the virus the human stories of those who lived, and those who died."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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