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There are a lot of issues to consider as our loved ones get older. From in-home care to assisted living facilities, there are myriad options available - and each person's needs are unique. Family members need a resource that will answer all of their questions and ease them through this often-complicated transition. This helpful handbook guides concerned children as they: decide which level of care is best for their parent; maintain communication and discuss difficult topics; handle home safety issues; manage transportation; find and work with a primary-care physician; navigate insurance paperwork; handle legal issues and questions; and other sensitive issues. From setting up a support network to avoiding scams, this informative guide will help a family decide on - and implement - the best care options for their loved ones.
A sales job can be the road to riches and independence when you use the right approach!In this book, you will get the tools you need to develop successful sales strategies - every time! This handy guide includes techniques and exercises, sample sales dialogues, and a step-by-step explanation of the typical sales call. It also includes instructions for building and organizing a powerful sales toolkit that will improve anyone's bottom line.You will learn how to:Find a job in salesDiscover and track leads to build a potential customer listChoose the right selling method for every sales situationLeverage the Internet, e-mail, and mobile devicesImprove people skills and presentation skillsCreate winning sales proposalsWhether you are a beginner eager to get started or an experienced sales professional looking to fine-tune your skills, this book is all you need to seal the deal!
Animal acupuncturist. Zoo designer. Wildlife rehabilitator. Working with animals can involve much more than helping at an animal shelter or grooming dogs. There are lots of different jobs out there for people who share a deep concern for the welfare of animals. Authors Michele C. Hollow and Dr. William P. Rives give you the inside scoop on all of them, including: Veterinarian and veterinary technician Zoo worker Animal trainer for movies and TV Beekeeper Guide dog trainer This unique career guide features personal stories from experts in the field, including a large-animal surgeon, a professional dog trainer, an animal behaviorist, and the former president and CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This guide gives you everything you need to find a job that fits your animal-loving personality.
It can be hard to distinguish between fact and fiction when it comes to food and nutrition. This book informs families about their food choices so they can eat healthier meals together together and features 125 delicious recipes, including: Banana Walnut Bread, Southwestern Grilled Flank Steak Salad, Thai Spring Rolls, Brown Rice Pilaf with Apricots, and more. This book also offers nutrition tips for everyone from elementary-aged children to adults. This book is the perfect resource for families who want to eat healthy, live healthy, and stay healthy!
In modern Britain, the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. From Little Britain's Vicky Pollard to the demonization of Jade Goody, media and politicians alike dismiss as feckless, criminalized and ignorant a vast, underprivileged swathe of society whose members have become stereotyped by one, hate-filled word: chavs.In this acclaimed investigation, Owen Jones explores how the working class has gone from "salt of the earth" to "scum of the earth." Exposing the ignorance and prejudice at the heart of the chav caricature, he portrays a far more complex reality. The chav stereotype, he argues, is used by governments as a convenient figleaf to avoid genuine engagement with social and economic problems and to justify widening inequality.Based on a wealth of original research, Chavs is a damning indictment of the media and political establishment and an illuminating, disturbing portrait of inequality and class hatred in modern Britain. This updated edition includes a new chapter exploring the causes and consequences of the UK riots in the summer of 2011.
Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to take care of her sister. One of the few Holocaust memoirs about the lives of women in the camps, Rena's Promise is a compelling story of the fleeting human connections that fostered determination and made survival a possibility. From the bonds between mothers, daughters, and sisters, to the links between prisoners, and even prisoners and guards, Rena's Promise reminds us of the humanity and hope that survives inordinate inhumanity.
In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
People love taking pictures, and there are more photography options today than ever before! Including thirty black-and-white photos depicting proper shooting, development, and general photography techniques, this photography guide covers: Selecting the right camera, lens, and accessories The pros and cons of film vs. digital Controlling exposures with apertures and shutter speeds Black-and-white versus color photography Ways to modify light and use flash Printing and developing photos Turning a photography hobby into a career Whether they're shooting portraits and still life or travel and nature photos, this is the perfect resource for any photographer. From the beginner to the experienced shutter-clicker, enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels will find the information they need to take great pictures.
The effects of schizophrenia can be devastating for both the 3.3 million adults living with the disease as well as their families and friends. This guide offers help to those who suffer from schizophrenia and their loved ones, including information on how to:Get a correct diagnosisUnderstand the various types of schizophreniaHandle resulting problems such as substance abuseFind the right doctorChoose and manage medicationsFind support from family, friends, and the communityVolunteer and spread awareness for the causeSymptoms of schizophrenia and resulting problems can be severe. In this book, readers find the information, reassurance, and advice they need to work toward a better life.
Who wouldn't want to come home to a delicious meal she didn't have to spend all day in the kitchen to prepare? This cookbook takes the work out of preparing appetizers, entrées, and desserts, and shows readers how to create flavorful dishes--all within a slow cooker! This fun cookbook provides easy meal options for busy cookers. Busy home chefs can experiment with 300 delicious recipes, including: Butternut Squash Soup Maple Syrup-Infused Slow-Cooked Oatmeal Spiced Apple Cider Turkey Horseradish Roast Beef and Potatoes Halibut in Lemon-Dill Sauce Cherries Jubilee Peanut Butter Fondue From soups and appetizers to dinners and desserts, this cookbook makes preparing delectable foods easier than ever!
This book provides battle-tested tips on how to become an outstanding educator. Written by a veteran teacher, it's packed with every classroom management secret he discovered in two decades of teaching. Rookies and veterans alike will learn how to:Create the perfect classroom environmentTurn defiant students into stellar performersTransform unruly parents into loyal alliesMake peace with difficult administratorsIncrease productivity and learning This is a real-world guide for creating a calm, nurturing, and effective learning environment. Whether they're just out of college or have been teaching for decades, teachers will learn how to survive, thrive, and excel in the classroom.
This book is the perfect guide for doctors, nurses, and other health care personnel who treat Hispanic patients who speak little or no English. It includes more than 1,400 useful lists of phrases and words that are most likely to be used in a medical setting. Readers can flip quickly to the appropriate section for help in asking and answering questions. This handy reference helps medical and administrative staff to: Make appointments Collect medical history and insurance information Describe procedures Ask about symptoms and pain Reassure and comfort patients This pocket-sized guide even features the basics of Spanish grammar and punctuation. Complete with Spanish and English glossaries, and is all health care workers need to communicate effectively with their Hispanic patients and family members.
There's no place like home for brewing beer. In this book, you learn the secrets of the master brewers--and how you can brew you own beer yourself. Beginners and more experienced homebrewers alike will benefit from the expert tips and fresh ideas in this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide. With this book, you learn how to: Choose among barley, hops, and malts Master the chemistry of homebrewing Take the appropriate cleaning and sanitizing steps Adapt the best recipes to their personal tastes Enter (and win!) beer competitions Featuring 100 delicious recipes, this guide is all you need to ferment endless brewing possibilities. Cheers!
It can take a lot of time, patience, and money to train a dog--and even more to teach him new tricks! In this book, dog owners will get professional advice without having to attend pricey classes. Certified pet dog trainer Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz explains how to solve virtually every behavioral issue from aggression to digging. This book features training instructions to: Housebreak a puppy or adult dog Control barking Use a clicker for training Walk a dog on-leash Teach basic commands like sit and come Featuring dozens of photographs that highlight a wide range of fun--and easy--tricks, this book will have the dog jumping through hoops in no time!
With nearly 6 million adult vegetarians in the United States, a push toward a leaner, greener, healthier lifestyle is happening everywhere. Whether their reasons are moral, economic, or health-related, people all over the country--and the world--are making the switch to vegetarianism. In this book, you discover: Easy ways to get essential nutrition like protein and iron Where to buy fresh, high-quality produce without breaking the bank Cooking tips and techniques for a vegetarian kitchen, such as how to prepare tofu Delicious vegetarian recipes for every meal of the day, including choices kids will love The real difference between vegetarian and vegan A vegetarian lifestyle doesn't have to be restrictive; with the help of this book it can be liberating and satisfying! The key is the right information and recipes so you can say goodbye to meat and hello to a fresh, new life.
Being highly qualified for a job isn't enough to get the competitive edge in today's job market--a candidate needs to ace the interview as well. Career planning expert Dawn Rosenberg McKay gives you the best answers to more than 200 of the toughest interview questions, such as: What are your long-term goals? How do you handle failure? What does success mean to you? Why did you leave your last job? From preparing for the first interview to polishing existing skills, this book arms you with the knowledge of what to say and how to say it, giving you the advantage over competitors and the confidence to succeed.
Muslim convert Christine Huda Dodge possesses a unique foot-in-each-world perspective on Islam. With her comprehension of Islam and her understanding of the kinds of questions and issues that perplex Westerners, she is the perfect guide to: The life of Muhammad the Prophet The Qur'an and the Sunnah The five pillars of practice Muslim daily life Women and Islam This guide is ideal for casual readers and students alike. Authoritative, accessible, detailed, and celebratory, it covers everything from basic beliefs and practices to the Islamic influences on Western civilization.
From irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to heartburn, gastrointestinal conditions are epidemic today. Luckily, with the right knowledge and care, sufferers can successfully manage their symptoms--and feel better. This book is the essential guide for those dealing with any number of digestive health problems, including diverticulitis, constipation, acid reflux, and others. With this book sufferers learn how to: Choose a specialist Understand their diagnosis Manage medications Select vitamin and herb supplements Avoid foods that exacerbate their condition, while still getting the nutrients they need Prepare recipes for delicious foods that are easy on the digestive tract This book includes prescriptive information to reassure even the most discouraged patient. It's the first step toward a comfortable, confident, and healthy new life.
Millions of television and movie viewers have shown that Americans continue to be fascinated by the remarkable--and often sordid--world of the Mafia. This book takes you beyond fiction and tabloid accounts and relates the true-life accounts of all the major players in the American Mafia. From Al Capone to John Gotti, you will come away with a better understanding of America's most notorious crime families. This book features colorful information on: The Sicilian Mafia The "First Family" of the American Mafia The "real" Untouchables The mob and politicians The five New York families Packed full of up-to-date gangster information, this guide will satisfy even the most ardent true-crime enthusiasts.
North against South. Grant versus Lee. Brother against brother. The Civil War split the nation into two warring parties and shaped American history and culture dramatically. This book provides a complete survey of the war's major events, including: Profiles of the Civil War's great leaders The struggle for African-American freedom Military strategy and weaponry Landmark historical documents like the Gettysburg Address A detailed Civil War timeline The heroic--and tragic--stories of the Civil War come alive in this extraordinary retelling, combining a compelling historical commentary with fascinating insights into the most prominent characters of that era.
Beat the blues with St. John's Wort. Improve your memory with ginseng.Calm down with chamomile.People have used herbs and other plants for thousands of years to improve health and vitality. This practical guide reveals the timeless healing power of the best herbs and natural remedies available today. You learn how to strengthen immunity, ease hormonal mood swings, and treat such common ailments and conditions as:Aches and painsAllergiesPsychological and emotional issuesDigestion problemsWith this guide, you have the information you need to enjoy a happier, healthier life!
More and more people are beginning to can and preserve, whether for health benefits or to save money. Complete with step-by-step instructions, recipes, and tips, this book is a must for beginning and experienced canners alike. With this book you will learn to: Preserve fresh foods by drying, freezing, canning, and pickling Find and use the tools needed to can and preserve foods at home Take safety precautions to prevent food contamination Can all-natural broths, soups, and stews Dry herbs and spices from the garden for year-round use Make festive food gifts--from jams and jellies to dressings and sauces In addition to a wealth of information and 100 great recipes, you will find a glossary of terms they can reference and an appendix of resources, including lists of products, books, and websites, to help you find everything you need to begin canning today!
Nothing is more adorable than a new puppy. But without the proper time spent training them, today's puppies can become tomorrow's nightmare hounds. This book teaches puppy owners all they need to know to successfully raise a puppy of any breed or background. Complete with black-and-white photos, owners will learn how to:Choose the best breed for their lifestyleHelp children and other pets acclimate to the new puppyPuppyproof the houseHousebreak and train the new puppyFeed and groom according to age and breedSolve common behavior problemsAlso includes detailed information on alternative health care options as well as exercises and advanced training techniques. This book has everything puppy owners need to ensure that their new puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-behaved dog.
Starting a relationship with a new person is always an adventure, and that adventure comes with extra thrills when your significant other is also a parent. Not only do you have to incorporate one new person into your life; you have to welcome that person's children too. This guide will teach new and future stepparents how to:Meet and build relationships with potential stepchildrenHandle situations involving the other biological parentInvolve stepchildren in the weddingBe an involved stepparent without overstepping boundariesMake tough decisions about money, education, and moreThis comprehensive resource covers dozens of different situations--from battling the wicked stepparent stereotype to mediating interactions between stepsiblings. Written by a licensed mental health counselor and experienced stepparent, this book will help future stepparents start off their new lives on the right foot.
Supplements. Acupuncture. Massage. These healthy measures aren't just for people anymore. This guide is the perfect solution for both dog owners who are new to the world of natural pet care and those who have already come to depend on natural options for their dogs. They will learn about all areas of dog care, including how to:Find a holistic veterinarian and use natural healing methods at homeChoose a natural, healthy diet and prevent obesityHandle parasites, allergies, and other issues without harsh toxic productsManage health conditions such as arthritis and gastrointestinal problemsGroom at home with natural products and practicesFrom discovering natural remedies growing in the herb garden to avoiding costly veterinary visits, this book offers readers all they need to ensure happy, healthy lives for their pet--without emptying their wallets.