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Eat To Stay Young

by Gill Paul

Growing older is natural, but eating the right foods can slow the process down and keep your body's stores of age-fighting nutrients topped up. Featured in this book are the key foods that have been proven to increase the feeling of youthfulness in our minds and bodies - cranberries, aubergines, guava, tuna and cinnamon to name a few. A clever problem-solver helps you choose the ingredients that address your symptoms, whether thinning hair, dry skin, poor circulation, joint pain or forgetfulness.With over 60 easy-to-follow, quick-to-prepare, completely delicious recipes and weekly meal planners, Eat To Stay Young is the perfect way to turn back the clock and achieve optimum health.

Eat Yourself Smart

by Gill Paul

If you have trouble concentrating, coming up with ideas or thinking clearly, eating more of the brain-activity-enhancing foods in this book can help. Featured in this book are the key foods that have been proven to benefit brain functions: beetroot, brown rice, coffee, kidney beans, pecans and strawberries among other tasty ingredients. A clever problem-solver helps you choose the ingredients that bring benefits ranging from mental alertness, longer attention span and restful sleep to prevention of dementia.With over 60 easy-to-follow, quick-to-prepare, completely delicious recipes, and weekly meal planners, Eat Yourself Smart is the perfect way to cook yourself clever and achieve optimum health.

The Complete Sous Vide Supreme Cookbook

by Jo Mcauley

The sous vide technique has been the secret of great chefs around the world for decades.Providing foolproof results, the method involves cooking vacuum-sealed pouches in a water bath at a precisely-controlled temperature. This retains the juices and aromas lost by traditional cooking as well as retaining all the nutrients.Now sous vide machines are affordable for all and this cookbook contains 80 day-to-day delicious recipes you can cook at home. Covering a full range of cuisines and courses, this cookbook showcases the full range of benefits the machine has to offer.SousVide Supreme is the leading affordable water oven around the world, but whatever home model you've bought, this cookbook will be indispensable.

200 Light Gluten-free Recipes

by Angela Dowden

Millions of people either suffer from gluten intolerance or choose to reduce their intake of gluten as part of a healthy lifestyle. With stunning photographs and clear step-by-step instructions, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Light Gluten-Free Recipes offers a range of tasty, low-calorie dishes that are free from gluten and simple to make.

200 Light Sugar-free Recipes

by Joy Skipper

Featuring stunning photographs and clear step-by step instructions, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Light Sugar-free Recipes is a great choice if you want to lower your sugar intake yet still enjoy the sweeter things in life. Recipes range from Scallops wrapped in Parma ham, Potato pizza margerita and Roast pork loin with creamy cabbage & leeks to Poppy seed & lemon cupcakes, Banana & buttermilk pancakes and Rosemary panna cottas - and each one is under 500 calories.

Lupo and the Thief at the Tower of London

by Aby King

The royal family are disturbed by the shocking news that there has been a break-in at the Tower of London - everything has been stolen, including the crown jewels. The adults say it's a human matter, but Lupo has an especially bad feeling about this particular crime. He and Kitty take matters into their own hands. Meanwhile, something is stirring in the Thames - a creature who has been hiding in the sewers for hundreds of years. A creature with revenge on its mind ...

Little Book of Growing Up

by Victoria Parker

Everything a girl needs to know about puberty and periods in one brilliant little book. Written in a friendly, accessible style, this is an essential guide for all girls approaching puberty.

30 Herbs for Your Kitchen Garden

by Maureen Little

It contains detailed information on how to plan, plant, grow and maintain thirty selected herbs so that they will remain productive. It also includes 60 delicious recipes - from soups to sauces - for using the herbs in your kitchen, and information on how to preserve herbs.

Detox Your Ego

by Steven Sylvester

What stops you performing at your best? Your ego.Your ego is your natural defence system, triggered when strong emotions such as anxiety and fear sweep through you. When you're doing something important - preparing for an exam, taking a driving test, speaking in public, making a business presentation, or striving to improve your performance in sport - your ego is sure to interfere. By enabling you to understand your underlying motivations and anxieties, DETOX YOUR EGO helps you improve the way you go about achieving those goals.DETOX YOUR EGO takes you on a journey of self-discovery, a process that enables youto master your own ego in order to increase your health, happiness and purpose. Psychologist Steven Sylvester's inspiring and ground-breaking approach focuses on a brand new approach to winning. In DETOX YOUR EGO, Sylvester shares for the very first time the seven easy steps to be freer, happier and more successful in your life. DETOX YOUR EGO liberates you to be the best that you can be.

Jonah Lomu Autobiography

by Jonah Lomu

When Jonah Lomu trampled over Tony Underwood in the World Cup semi-final in 1995, the greatest star rugby union has ever seen was launched on the world. His size and pace seemed to make him unstoppable - and he was still just 20, having only recently learned to play on the wing. How much better would he get? But a year later, a rare and serious kidney disorder threatened more than his career. He fought back, and continued to score tries at a remarkable rate.Lomu's astonishing story is not just about tries, but about adapting to becoming rugby's first superstar of the professional era, a life lived in the spotlight. This is an extraordinary tale from an extraordinary man.

The Alice Quentin Collection 1-3

by Kate Rhodes

Meet Alice Quentin, a forensic psychologist who'll do anything to crack a case - even if it means putting herself in danger, in this collection of three gripping novels. CROSSBONES YARD: the discovery of a body in a former graveyard pulls Alice Quentin into a terrifying copycat serial killing case. A KILLING OF ANGELS: someone is taking revenge on members of the Angel Bank - but why? Only Alice can find out. THE WINTER FOUNDLINGS: a ten-year-old girl is kidnapped in a homage to notorious child-killer Louis Kinsella. Alice must confront him to find out what he knows - before Ella's time runs out...

Deep Trouble

by Rob Lofthouse

Written by a retired British soldier, Deep Trouble is the first in a trilogy of novels telling the breathless, vivid story of one young recruit's experience of one of the greatest military invasions ever launched.6 June 1944 - Somewhere over the Normandy coastline, Robbie Stokes sits in a glider, his Bren resting on the floor between his outstretched legs. The nose lowers and the glider descends rapidly: ten minutes of stomach-churning twists and turns until suddenly the call goes up to 'BRACE'. The belly makes contact with the ground and the first Allied troops tumble out into occupied Europe.For Robbie Stokes it is the beginning of 72 hours of brutal and relentless conflict: a test of character, a test of nerve, a test of comradeship, of the band of brothers around him. If they fail, then the Allied invasion fails. They must succeed on their longest day.The operation to Pegasus Bridge is one of the most famous of the Second World War. Taking place six hours before the famous Normandy landings, when six gliders deposited the 2nd Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry behind enemy lines with the orders to take and hold the bridges at Bénouville and Ranville.Part of this work has been previously published under the title, Well Past Trouble.

Chinese Cubans

by Kathleen M. López

In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous "coolie" trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during subsequent decades by smaller numbers of merchants, craftsmen, and free migrants searching for better lives far from home. In a comprehensive, vibrant history that draws deeply on Chinese- and Spanish-language sources in both China and Cuba, Kathleen Lopez explores the transition of the Chinese from indentured to free migrants, the formation of transnational communities, and the eventual incorporation of the Chinese into the Cuban citizenry during the first half of the twentieth century.Chinese Cubans shows how Chinese migration, intermarriage, and assimilation are central to Cuban history and national identity during a key period of transition from slave to wage labor and from colony to nation. On a broader level, Lopez draws out implications for issues of race, national identity, and transnational migration, especially along the Pacific rim.

The Cursillo Movement in America

by Kristy Nabhan-Warren

The internationally growing Cursillo movement, or "short course in Christianity," founded in 1944 by Spanish Catholic lay practitioners, has become popular among American Catholics and Protestants alike. This lay-led weekend experience helps participants recommit to and live their faith. Emphasizing how American Christians have privileged the individual religious experience and downplayed denominational and theological differences in favor of a common identity as renewed people of faith, Kristy Nabhan-Warren focuses on cursillistas--those who have completed a Cursillo weekend--to show how their experiences are a touchstone for understanding these trends in post-1960s American Christianity. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork as well as historical research, Nabhan-Warren shows the importance of Latino Catholics in the spread of the Cursillo movement. Cursillistas' stories, she argues, guide us toward a new understanding of contemporary Christian identities, inside and outside U.S. borders, and of the importance of globalizing American religious boundaries.

On the Temper of the Times: Jack Bass

by J. Ferrel Guillory

Of all the women ever romantically linked to Strom Thurmond, none was as deadly as Sue Logue. The judge who sentenced her to the electric chair for murder called her crime 'the most cold-blooded in the history of the state.'"This article appears in the Fall 2012 issue of Southern Cultures. The full issue is also available as an ebook.Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.

The Sheriff Takes a Wife

by Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber's touching novel of love at first sight, now available for the first time as an eBook, follows one woman as she learns to stand up for herself--and for love. A people pleaser through and through, Christy Manning takes off work to drive from Seattle to Cougar Point, Montana, for the birth of her sister's first child. But when the blessed event arrives early, her brother-in-law is M.I.A. and her sister refuses to leave without him. Things are looking hopeless, until Christy calls Sheriff Cody Franklin. Even before he saves the day, sparks are flying between them. There's just one problem: She's reluctantly accepted a proposal from another man. Cody has been burned before, so when he learns that Christy is engaged, he tries to forget about her. But try as he might, the sheriff can't stay away. Their intense connection is unlike anything Cody has felt before. No matter what choice Christy makes, she's going to hurt someone. But at the end of the day, if Christy can't learn to follow her heart, she's going to lose out on something--and someone--special. Praise for Debbie Macomber "No one tugs at readers' heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber."--Chicago Tribune "The reigning queen of women's fiction."--The Sacramento Bee "It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber."--BookPage Published by Debbie Macomber Books

Unleashed

by Laurien Berenson

Summer means two things to Melanie Travis: a break from her teaching duties at Connecticut's elite Howard Academy and a chance to plan the perfect wedding to her fiancé, Sam. She certainly doesn't need the unwelcome arrival of a dinner invitation "peace offering" from Sam's ex-wife, Sheila Vaughn. And dinner proves to be only the beginning of her problems. Sheila's new man turns out to be Brian Endicott, an old buddy-turned-enemy of Sam's. To make matters worse, Sheila announces her temporary stay in town is now permanent: she's accepted a job as co-publisher of Woof!, a new gossip rag for the dog show world. But before the first issue is even out, a hotter story breaks when Sheila is found dead, strangled with a leather dog leash.As far as Melanie's concerned, the woman should have been on a leash long ago. And it seems she isn't alone in her dislike of Sheila. Some of Woof's salacious stories threatened to expose the dirty paws of quite a few important exhibitors, and someone on Sheila's staff may have found her high-handed attitude worth silencing. Then there's the question of the life insurance policy Brian took out only days before Sheila's death.Even more troubling to Melanie is her faltering relationship with Sam, who's hiding secrets--secrets that put him more deeply under Sheila's spell in death than in life. Now, it will take the instincts of a bloodhound to sniff out a killer who's bent on putting an end to Melanie's amateur sleuthing. . .With Unleashed, Laurien Berenson has delivered her most engaging, suspenseful novel yet, full of her signature, razor-sharp wit, and fast-paced plotting that's guaranteed to have mystery lovers sitting up and begging for more of Melanie Travis.

What Is an Apparatus? and Other Essays

by Giorgio Agamben translated by David Kishik Stefan Pedatella

The three essays collected in this book offer a succinct introduction to Agamben's recent work through an investigation of Foucault's notion of the apparatus, a meditation on the intimate link of philosophy to friendship, and a reflection on contemporariness, or the singular relation one may have to one's own time. "Apparatus" (dispositif in French) is at once a most ubiquitous and nebulous concept in Foucault's later thought. In a text bearing the same name ("What is a dispositif?") Deleuze managed to contribute its mystification, but Agamben's leading essay illuminates the notion: "I will call an apparatus," he writes, "literally anything that has in some way the capacity to capture, orient, determine, intercept, model, control, or secure the gestures, behaviors, opinions, or discourses of living beings. " Seen from this perspective, Agamben's work, like Foucault's, may be described as the identification and investigation of apparatuses, together with incessant attempts to find new ways to dismantle them. Though philosophy contains the notion of philos, or friend, in its very name, philosophers tend to be very skeptical about friendship. In his second essay, Agamben tries to dispel this skepticism by showing that at the heart of friendship and philosophy, but also at the core of politics, lies the same experience: the shared sensation of being. Guided by the question, "What does it mean to be contemporary?" Agamben begins the third essay with a reading of Nietzsche's philosophy and Mandelstam's poetry, proceeding from these to an exploration of such diverse fields as fashion, neurophysiology, messianism and astrophysics.

Your Food is Fooling You: How Your Brain Is Hijacked by Sugar, Fat, and Salt

by David A. Kessler

Former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration David Kessler, M.D., argues forcefully that our brain chemistry is being hijacked by the food we eat: that by consuming stimulating combinations of sugar, fat, and salt, we're conditioning our bodies to crave more sugar, fat, and salt-and consigning ourselves to a vicious cycle of overeating.

Amber and Blood (Dragonlance: Dark Disciple #3)

by Margaret Weis

The Dark Disciple's fate will alter the future of Krynn. In the concluding volume of this post-War of Souls trilogy, Mina learns the truth about herself and the terrible knowledge drives her insane. Rhys, the monk of Majere, accompanied by his dog Atta and the kender Nightshade, is given the dangerous assignment of guarding the crazed god, escorting her on a long, strange journey to the mysterious place known as Godshome, where Mina hopes to find the answer to the riddle of her existence. Their path is fraught with peril, for the undead Beloved want to make Mina their leader, even as the death knight Krell wants to seize her and Galdar tries to deliver Mina to her most hated enemy.

Life Is Your Best Medicine

by Andrew Weil Tieraona Low Dog

"The division between conventional and traditional medicine is as artificial as the division between science and nature. They can be woven together in a fashion that meets our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This is the foundation upon which integrative medicine is built." -- Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.In Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every age. This is a book that can be read cover to cover but also dipped into for inspiration or insight about a particular physical or mental health issue or remedy. We learn that, despite the widespread availability of pharmaceutical medications, advanced surgical care, and state-of-the-art medical technology, chronic illness now affects more than 50% of the American population. The evidence is overwhelmingly clear that much of the chronic disease we are confronting in the United States has its roots in the way we live our lives. Research shows that if Americans embraced a healthier lifestyle, which includes a balance between rest and exercise; wholesome nutrition; healthy weight; positive social interactions; stress management; not smoking; limited alcohol use; and no or limited exposure to toxic chemicals; then 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes, and 36% of all cancers could be prevented! This means that each one of us has the power to shift the odds of being healthy in our favor. And if you do get sick, being fit gives you a much better chance for getting well. Your health has a great deal more to do with your lifestyle and a lot less to do with taking prescription drugs than most people realize. Part I. The Medicine of My Life is a personal and passionate introduction to the bookPart II. Honoring the Body includes Food, Supplements, Illness, WholenessPart III. Awakening the Senses includes Nature, Garden, MusicPart IV. Listening to Spirit includes Humor, Relationships, Play, Meditation, AnimalsEpilogue. Contentment

Death of a Dutchman

by Magdalen Nabb

There was enough trouble around to keep the police busy for months. All over Florence tourists were being robbed, cars stolen, and somewhere in the city terrorists were quietly at work. So the suicide of a Dutch jeweller looked like an open and shut case. Certainly there were some slight discrepancies. But the only witnesses were a blind man, and an old woman given to vicious lying. Yet the Marshal felt uneasy - it was all so conveniently simple-

The Witches

by Stacy Schiff

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic.As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, THE WITCHES is Stacy Schiff's account of this fantastical story-the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.

Life or Death

by Michael Robotham

Why would a man serving a long prison sentence escape the day before he's due to be released?Audie Palmer has spent ten years in a Texas prison after pleading guilty to a robbery in which four people died and seven million dollars went missing. During that time he has suffered repeated beatings, stabbings and threats by inmates and guards, all desperate to answer the same question: where's the money? On the day before Audie is due to be released, he suddenly vanishes. Now everybody is searching for him - the police, FBI, gangsters and other powerful figures - but Audie isn't running to save his own life. Instead, he's trying to save someone else's. Michael Robotham has created the ultimate underdog hero, an honorable criminal shrouded in mystery and ready to lead readers on a remarkable chase.

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