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Well over six feet tall, with broad, broad shoulders, he was the best-looking man Lady Lucinda Vernley had ever seen--and the most insufferably rude! With her family expecting her to make a good marriage according to her station, how could she possibly be fantasizing about a man she had seen working on her father's estate? It was tempting, though, to dream of a world where there were no social boundaries or rules. Myles Moorcroft didn't dress the gentleman, but by his manner there was something about him that had Lucy well and truly attracted and intrigued. . . .
This easy to read volume explores self guided meditation practices from the perspective of process psychology. Analytic writing is balanced with personal narative.
As the devoted single mother of two rambunctious boys-and as the best darn paralegal in town-Chareen Wolf knew all about hard work. But she'd never before had a job so demanding that she and her boss actually had to live together-day after day, night after night....Trouble was, her new boss had her heartbeat working overtime, too. Michael Greco was devastatingly handsome, irresistibly charming-and clearly determined to keep her with him long after business hours!Yet despite their combustible chemistry, the hard-driving executive hadn't exactly scheduled marriage-or kids-into his future. However, now that she'd finally found the man of her dreams, Chareen wasn't about to throw in the towel. Could they land the deal of a lifetime...together?
The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist's "rookie season" as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases--hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex--that shaped her as both a physician and a mother.Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband T.J. and their toddler Daniel holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation--performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy's two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple, including a firsthand account of the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of American Airlines flight 587. Lively, action-packed, and loaded with mordant wit, Working Stiff offers a firsthand account of daily life in one of America's most arduous professions, and the unexpected challenges of shuttling between the domains of the living and the dead. The body never lies--and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on shows like CSI and Law & Order to reveal the secret story of the real morgue.
Former nurse-turned deputy coroner Mattie Winston has gone from working on live patients to cutting open corpses. But she has no idea that trading in her nurse¿s cap for a deputy coroner¿s badge will take her closer to her own death than she¿d ever imagined¿ Mattie Winston¿s decision to change careers had nothing to do with a mid-life crisis or desire to suddenly spend a lot of time with a bunch of corpses. But catching her surgeon husband David Winston in the act of receiving some very special loving care from R. N. Karen Owenby was enough to make Mattie never want to show her face again in the hospital where they both worked. When her best friend Izzy suggests she¿d be a natural as a deputy coroner, she reluctantly gives it a try. Now, instead of taking patients¿ pulses, she¿s weighing their hearts and livers. But living in Izzy¿s cottage, which just happens to be next door to her ex¿s house, is a little too close for comfort, and Mattie can¿t resist spying on her husband one night. Peeking into a window, Mattie glimpses Karen Owenby and David in the middle of a heated argument¿one that leads to David shaking Karen violently by the shoulders¿ The next day when Izzy takes Mattie on her first homicide call, Mattie¿s shocked to discover the victim is none other than Karen. Recalling the previous night¿s scene, she refuses to believe David could be a killer. Keeping mum about what she saw, Mattie is also left speechless by the sight of hunky Detective Steve Hurley. . . Mattie¿s investigation soon turns up a host of dizzying revelations, including the fact that Karen wasn¿t who she said she was. From learning the ropes on her new job to sorting out her feelings about her ex and dealing with her growing attraction to Detective Hurley, Mattie¿s in deep water and in danger of sinking quickly, especially when she places herself dead center in the path of a desperate¿yet determined¿killer¿
When Mattie Winston catches her husband Dr. David Winston receiving some very special loving care from R.N. Karen Owenby, she quits her job and moves out. Mattie's best friend Izzy offers her a place to stay and suggests she'd be a natural as deputy coroner. Now, instead of taking patients' pulses, Mattie's weighing their hearts and livers.But Mattie's first homicide call turns out to be for none other than Nurse Karen, and even though she saw her ex in a heated argument with the newly deceased the night before, she refuses to believe David could be a killer. Keeping mum about what she saw, Mattie is also left speechless by the sight of hunky Detective Steve Hurley...From learning the ropes on her new job to sorting out her feelings about her ex and dealing with her growing attraction to Detective Hurley, Mattie's in deep water and in danger of sinking quickly, especially when she places herself dead center in the path of a desperate--yet determined--killer. . .Praise for Annelise Ryan and Working Stiff"Sassy, sexy, and suspenseful, Annelise Ryan knocks 'em dead in her wry and original Working Stiff." --Carolyn Hart, author of Dare to Die"Make way for Mattie Winston, the funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever." --Laura Levine, author of Killer Cruise"Ryan brings her professional expertise to her crisp debut." --Publishers Weekly
A twenty-two-year-old perennial virgin, Englishman Grant Stoddard didn't know what to do with his life in America--until he won an X-rated online contest, the prize being intercourse with an infamous married sex columnist. He consequently wound up delivering mail at Nerve.com but accidentally found his calling as a gonzo sex reporter who would try any and every lurid activity his crafty coworkers devised--from offering himself up as man-bait at a hard-core gay bar to attending an elite orgy, to being a hapless participant in a sexual home invasion--all the while wishing he could be safely tucked in bed. Working Stiff is the humble, hilarious, and delightfully salacious fish-into-water story of a young man who followed his heart--and other organs--into places where few would dare to venture.
In this study appealing to social scientists and anthropologists, Patel (Foreign Service Officer with the U. S. Department of State) exposes the realities of the global call center and how it has changed the lives of working women in India. Call centers in India employ women to work the night shift for a relatively high wage. This career opportunity seems empowering, but the reality of India's male dominated culture has presented new problems in conflict with women working at night. Patel uncovers the effects of this new industry on Indian women's' empowerment via their mobility. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
A Working Theory of Love by Scott Hutchins is a brilliantly witty novel of 21st century relationships for readers of Nick Hornby and Douglas Coupland. 'Electrifying. Clever, funny and very entertaining' The New York Times'Tremendous, big, clever . . . Every once in a while a novel comes along and speaks to a generation . . . Hutchins expertly charts the terrain of love, and what it means to fall, and fall hard' Guardian'Touching and extremely funny, Neill Bassett is a disenchanted bachelor for the Noughties generation. Brilliantly achieved' GQRecently divorced, thirty-six-year-old Neill Bassett is engaged in an extraordinary experiment. By day, he works at a Silicon Valley software company, where he is helping to create the world's first 'living' artificial intelligence -- a computer programme based on the personality of his late father. By night, he is attempting to reconcile his own emotional shortcomings with the unexpected attractions of an intriguing young woman called Rachel. The question is: what does it take to be a real human being?Set in San Francisco, where anything goes (and regularly does), this recklessly witty, formidably funny, outrageously honest novel captures the exquisite agony of contemporary relationships. 'Likened to the work of Nick Hornby . . . humorous and quietly profound' Observer'Worthy of Chuck Palahniuk . . . Hutchins's satirical take on 21st-century existence is sharply observed' Independent'Smart, breezy, an assured debut . . . Mixing the everyman likeability of Nick Hornby with a splash of the offbeat intellect of Douglas Coupland' Metro'Zeitgeisty, poignant and funny' The Herald'Inventive, intelligent and sometimes hilarious. One of the pleasures here is Hutchins' terrific grasp of the zeitgest' San Francisco Chronicle'A brainy, bright, laughter-through-tears, can't-stop-reading-until-it's-over kind of novel' Gary Shteyngart'Terrific. Throughout, Hutchins hits that sweet spot where humour and melancholy comfortably coexist' Entertainment Weekly'Original, wise, full of serious thinking, serious fun and the shock of the new. Astonishing' Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master's Son'Terrific. And intriguing, original take on family and friendship, lust and longing, grief and forgiveness' Associated Press'Wonderful. Brilliantly observant about the way we live now. Comic and haunting' Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love'Beautifully written and consistently engaging. Charming, warm-hearted and thought-provoking' The New York Times'Inventive and engaging' New YorkerScott Hutchins teaches at Stanford University, California. His work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, The Rumpus, The New York Times and Esquire. This is his first novel.
A comprehensive introduction to the ethics of sustainability for empowering professionals and practitioners in many different fields By building the framework for balancing technological developments with their social and environmental effects, sustainable practices have grounded the vision of the green movement for the past few decades. Now deeply rooted in the public conscience, sustainability has put its stamp on various institutions and sectors, from national to local governments, from agriculture to tourism, and from manufacturing to resource management. But until now, the technological sector has operated without a cohesive set of sustainability principles to guide its actions. Working Toward Sustainability fills this gap by empowering professionals in various fields with an understanding of the ethical foundations they need to promoting and achieving sustainable development. In addition, Working Toward Sustainability: Offers a comprehensive introduction to the ethics of sustainability for those in the technical fields whether construction, engineering, resource management, the sciences, architecture, or design Supports nine central principles using case studies, exercises, and instructor material Includes illustrations throughout to help bring the concepts to life By demonstrating that sustainable solutions tart with ethical choices, this groundbreaking book helps professionals in virtually every sector and field of endeavor work toward sustainability.
James MacLiesh shocks his conventional parents when he chooses to work with horses instead of going to college--can he make it happen?<P> Bucking his parents--and tradition--seventeen-year-old James MacLiesh decides he wants to be a horse trainer. When he arrives at his cousins' farm, James enters a world completely different from that of his privileged, boarding-school upbringing. Not quite prepared for the rambling, ramshackle old house, he knows he made the right decision the minute he goes into the barn. The horses are magnificent. Ghazal, an obedient if aloof white stallion, is to be James's first training project. But first, James has to re-train himself. <P> Taking place over four seasons and filled with appealing characters--James's uncle Tom and second cousin Gloria, and a riding student named Jennifer Bascomb--Working Trot is about following your dreams and sticking to them no matter what.
With today's shifting demographics can arise tricky family issues--here are tips for therapists on how to steer clients through them. As the average lifespan increases, so does the number of living generations, a recipe for some potentially complex family issues. This book offers therapeutic strategies to navigate the unique dynamics and experiences of today's aging families, from the "sandwich generation" and caregiver burdens to divorce, bereavement, and much more.
'The first edition of this book set a milestone in writing about under threes. This second edition builds on that great achievement: its thinking about loving interactions in nurseries marks it out for its bravery and profound importance for a new generation of practice'-Peter Elfer, University of Roehampton 'The authors skilfully interlace theory and practice, foregrounding an ethic of respect and prompting critical reflection and dialogue' -Dr Sacha Powell, Reader in Early Childhood, Canterbury Christ Church University 'This clear, authoritative and scholarly book is informed by the authors' huge respect and affection for young children and those who work with them. A must-read'-Helen Moylett, Early Learning Consultancy This book is essential for all who work with children under three. Due to its combination of theory and practice, clear writing and pedagogical material. The second edition contains extensive updates on policy, new case studies, and activities from current settings. This revised edition emphasises: - child development and learning - attachment/key person relationships - planning the environment for babies - understanding every child - working with parents This book will be useful to those on initial training courses, such as Foundation degrees, NVQ, BA Education and Early Childhood Studies, and for managers and practitioners undertaking CPD. Jools Page teaches on the MA in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield. Ann Clare is an Associate Tutor at the University of Sheffield. Cathy Nutbrown is Head of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield.
Now in a substantially revised second edition, this widely adopted text and practical guidebook presents the fundamentals of family-based intervention with clients struggling with chronic poverty-related crises and life stressors. Grounded in Salvador Minuchin's influential systemic model and the extensive experience of all three highly regarded authors, the book illustrates innovative ways for professionals within substance abuse, foster care, and mental health contexts to build collaboration with families and other helpers, and to elicit families' strengths. The second edition features many new case examples and includes discussions of exemplary programs. It also gives increased attention to key factors that make agencies effective and enable them to maintain a family focus over time.
Meneval was with Napoleon almost on a daily basis for 11 years. These memoirs are the raw material used by most historians. First published in 1896 in English, they are key to any understanding of Napoleon's rise and fall.
Do we all have guides? Who are they, and what do they do? In WORKING WITH SPIRIT GUIDES, bestselling author Ruth White explains all you need to know about these special beings: What their purpose in our lives is; how to identify and communicate with them; and what to expect from them. Ruth tells her own amazing story and those of others, and includes easy-to-follow exercises for activating your sensitivity and intuition and helping you on the path to inner wisdom. You will discover how to: * recognise and communicate with your guide * increase your awareness through meditation * ask the right questions and receive the right answers * work with your dreams and intuition * guard against false guidance * find your sense of purpose and follow your destiny.
Taking an error-avoidance approach, Agress (a writing workshop facilitator) provides a guide to the basics of writing in everyday business activities. She discusses common mistakes involving awkward sentences, jargon, grammar, punctuation and transit ions, active versus passive verbs, and structure and organization. She also offers advice on writing specifically related to marketing or technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
If you find yourself frustrated with a colleague whose incompetence is driving you crazy a boss who gets angry when you're not a mind reader, or an employee who challenges your authority chances are you're caught in an emotional trap at your job. The solution is simple: Take control of your own response. In this pragmatic, insightful guide, psychotherapist Katherine Crowley and business consultant Kathi Elster teach you how to eliminate your workplace woes step by easy step. Through quizzes, case examples, and field-tested strategies, you'll learn how to handle any bad work relationship. With your newfound emotional skills, you'll be able to: Manage an ill-tempered boss before he or she explodes, Detach from coworkers whose irritating habits ruin the day, Defend yourself from idea-pilfering rivals, Get out of the grip of toxic relationships, Protect your work territory from "boundary busters", Break out of the limiting roles that box you in, Parent your difficult employees to get the results you want...and much more. Book jacket.
THE PSAT IS CHANGING IN 2015! Be prepared to beat the exam, boost your National Merit Scholarship chances, *AND* get a jump on the New SAT with this practice book of all-new drills for the all-new exam.This eBook edition is optimized for on-screen learning with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.Starting in October 2015, a new version of the PSAT is being rolled out nationwide. The good news is that the New PSAT is being redesigned to look more like the New SAT--meaning that taking this exam will give you a valuable glimpse into what the New SAT will look like. The bad news, of course, is that it's a whole new test format to get familiar with!Created specifically for the redesigned exam, The Princeton Review's Workout for the New PSAT provides plenty of practice to get you ready to tackle the test, including:* Essential information about the major exam changes, including an overview of new PSAT basics, scoring, and content* 275+ practice questions covering all subject areas* Answers and detailed explanations to help you learn from your mistakes* A "Pre-College Insider" section filled with useful guidance and advice* Everything you need to know about National Merit ScholarshipsInside, you'll find essential information about the new PSAT, material to show you what to expect on the exam, and all the practice you need to help get the score you want.
A smarter framework for designing more effective workplace wellness programs Workplace Wellness That Works provides a fresh perspective on how to promote employee well-being in the workplace. In addressing the interconnectivity between wellness and organizational culture, this book shows you how to integrate wellness into your existing employee development strategy in more creative, humane, and effective ways. Based on the latest research and backed by real-world examples and case studies, this guide provides employers with the tools they need to start making a difference in their employees' health and happiness, and promoting an overall culture of well-being throughout the organization. You'll find concrete, actionable advice for tackling the massive obstacle of behavioral change, and learn how to design and implement an approach that can most benefit your organization. Promoting wellness is a good idea. Giving employees the inspiration and tools they need to make changes in their lifestyles is a great idea. But the billion-dollar question is: what do they want, what do they need, and how do we implement programs to help them without causing more harm than good? Workplace Wellness That Works shows you how to assess your organization's needs and craft a plan that actually benefits employees. Build an effective platform for well-being Empower employees to make better choices Design and deliver the strategy that your organization needs Drive quantifiable change through more creative implementation Today's worksite wellness industry represents a miasma of competing trends, making it nearly impossible to come away with tangible solutions for real-world implementation. Harnessing a broader learning and development framework, Workplace Wellness That Works skips the fads and shows you how to design a smarter strategy that truly makes a difference in employees' lives--and your company's bottom line.
Volume VIII contains three of Dryden's Plays, along with accompanying scholarly apparatus: Wild Gallant, Rival Ladies, and Indian Queen.