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Kylee Hampton is no poor little rich girl. She's living the life--nicely furnished condo, decent ride, designer clothes, and a purse and shoe game to kill for--and she knows it. Mommy and Daddy foot the bills for their only child. In their eyes, she deserves it. Kylee's never given them problems. She graduated high school and is ready to start her freshman year of college. If her parents took time to look into her closet, they'd do the math and realize that not even the allowance they provide Kylee could afford her all the luxuries she has. Of course, Kylee would never allow them in her closet because she knows that beneath the red bottom shoes and Louis Vuitton bags, skeletons would be discovered. Kylee's secrets are safe with her girl Ja'Nay, a loyal friend who has tried to be the voice of reason when it comes to Kylee's lifestyle. Ja'Nay hasn't been able to get Kylee to see the ugliness of her ways, but she still prays that her friend will come to her senses. The last thing Ja'Nay wants is for Kylee to reap what she sows.
With this collection of beautifully written, interconnected stories, Nalini Jones establishes herself as a strong, new voice in contemporary fiction. Home to her characters is a Catholic town in India--an India unfamiliar to most American readers--but the tales of their relationships, ambitions, and concerns are altogether universal, capturing the miscommunication, expectations, joys, and losses experienced by families everywhere. A mother pours her religious fervor out in letters to her son whom she has sent away to seminary. Years after his father's sudden death in a movie theater, an older man begins to see his long-dead parent riding a bicycle around town. A brash, eccentric aunt speaks her mind and leaves home without a trace, but not without haunting her godson. Returning home to tend to her mother's cataract surgery, a daughter wonders how much she should reveal of her new life in the United States. American childhoods, Indian childhoods; love abroad, love at home--the worlds of these characters mirror and refract one another in a play of revelation and secret. Gracefully and with deep emotional intelligence, Jones vividly evokes the ebb and flow of life across several generations and continents. What You Call Winteris a resonant, beguiling fiction debut.
True or false? * Dieting down to your "ideal" weight will prolong your life. * Reliving childhood trauma can undo adult personality problems. * Alcoholics have addictive personalities. * Psychoanalysis helps cure anxiety. If you think any of these statements are true, get rready for a shock. In the climate of self-improvement that has reigned for the last twenty years, misinformation about treatments for everything from alcohol abuse to sexual dysfunction has flourished. Those of us trying to change these conditions often experience the frustration of failure, mixed success, or success followed by a relapse. But have you ever asked yourself: can my condition really be changed? And if so, am I going about it in the most effective way? In this meticulously researched book, Martin Seligman, distinguished psychologist and bestselling author of LEARNED OPTIMISM, helps us realize clearly and realistically exactly what we can change and what we can't. Grounding his conclusions in the most recent and most authoritative scientific studies, Seligman pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for each condition, explains why they work, and discusses how you can use them to change your life. Inside, you'll discover: * The four natural healing factors for recovering from alcoholism * The vital difference between overeating and being overweight, and why dieters always gain back the pounds they "lost" * The four therapies that work for depression, and how you can "dispute" your way to optimistic thinking * The pros and cons of anger, and the steps to take to understand it * And much more!
This is composed of eight parts, in them you will find among other things, a simple changes journal, and realistic examples of how the plan they outline can be applied to every-day life.
THREE GRIPPING TALES FROM TODAY'S BRIGHTEST STARS OF DANGER AND SEDUCTION Allison Brennan Demonologist Anthony Zaccardi can't save the twelve priests brutally slaughtered at a California mission, but he's determined to send the killer -- an ancient demon -- back to hell. And when tough, sexy local sheriff Skye McPherson refuses to believe something supernatural is at work, Anthony realizes that to "Deliver Us From Evil" he must first win Skye's trust, then her heart. Roxanne St. Claire Popular TV psychic Arianna Killian's conversations with the dead have earned her the attention of a killer who fears her abilities, and Bullet Catcher Chase Ryker is the skeptical bodyguard assigned to protect her. ÆWhen the messages turn deadly, they are given a "Reason to Believe" in life after death...and love...after all. Karin Tabke After a fatal car crash, bad boy cop Zach Garret's descent into hell is interrupted by an unusual deal for "Redemption." All Zach has to do is return to earth as a warrior sworn to defend his ex-fiancŽe Danica Keller, the unknowing keeper of a power coveted by the forces of darkness. But even harder than keeping Danica alive that long is convincing her to give a second chance to the man who once betrayed her.
You know that proper diet, exercise, and rest can keep you in good health, but perhaps you wonder if you're doing enough. Perhaps you've seen family members and friends who took care of themselves devastated by illness. Was there something they could have done to prevent the disease or illness. The truth is...what you don't know may be killing you. Dr. Don Colbert's answers and updated information may surprise you AND help you!
The unconscious sprang to the attention of the West a hundred years ago, and we are still struggling to absorb its full impact. It was one thing to understand the concept, to see it and believe it, but another to live with it, to take in fully its challenge to our deepest cultural assumptions. Today, as we expand our understanding of its reach, we are still coming to grips with what it means. This "new unconscious" is driven by the identities we assume, the groups we belong to, the ideas we inherit, the languages we use-all the elements that provide meaning and structure to our world. What You Don't Know You Know is about this emergent understanding, and how it forces us to rethink our relationships with each other as well as our beliefs about what it means to be a person, to have a self. It is for all those who want a better understanding of the complexity of human motivation, whether as an executive faced with employees resisting change, an elected official trying to forge agreements among competing interests, a consultant brought in to restructure an ailing corporation, or individuals struggling to understand their relationships and why they do the things they do. All too often, our actions do not conform to our explicit intentions or to common sense. We are more constricted than we think, but sometimes we are also smarter.From the Hardcover edition.
This book focuses on two essential testing areas: vocabulary and grammar /usage. The vocabulary section provides writing practice with sixty frequently tested words and gives definitions for hundred more.
An epic joyride through three history-making tours in 1973 that defined rock and roll superstardom--the money, the access, the excess--forevermore. The Who's Quadrophenia. Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy. Alice Cooper's Billion Dollar Babies. These three unprecedented tours--and the albums that inspired them--were the most ambitious of these artists' careers, and they forever changed the landscape of rock and roll: the economics, the privileges, and the very essence of the concert experience. On these juggernauts, rock gods--and their entourages--were born, along with unimaginable overindulgence and the legendary flameouts. Tour buses were traded for private jets, arenas replaced theaters, and performances transmogrified into over-the-top, operatic spectacles. As the sixties ended and the seventies began, an altogether more cynical era took hold: peace, love, and understanding gave way to sex, drugs, and rock and roll. But the decade didn't become the seventies, acclaimed journalist Michael Walker writes, until 1973, a historic and mind-bogglingly prolific year for rock and roll that saw the release of countless classic albums, from The Dark Side of the Moon to Goat's Head Soup; Goodbye Yellow Brick Road; Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.; and The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. Aerosmith, Queen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd released their debut albums. The Roxy and CBGB opened their doors. Every major act of the era--from Fleetwood Mac to Black Sabbath--was on the road that summer, but of them all, Walker writes, it was The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Alice Cooper who emerged as the game changers. Walker revisits each of these three tours in memorable, all-access detail: he goes backstage, onto the jets, and into the limos, where every conceivable wish could be granted. He wedges himself into the sweaty throng of teenage fans (Walker himself was one of them) who suddenly were an economic force to be reckoned with, and he vividly describes how a decade's worth of decadence was squeezed into twelve heart-pounding, backbreaking, and rule-defying months that redefined, for our modern times, the business of superstardom.Praise for Michael Walker's Laurel Canyon "Hilarious and true and bittersweet--Michael Walker catches the mood in the air, and gets it right."--Cameron Crowe "A strong addition to the era's literature . . . exhaustively researched and richly anecdotal."--Salon "A winding, inviting . . . portrait of a bohemian quarter that played a prominent role in the foundation of rock music."--The New York Times Book Review "Essential reading for music fans."--TimeOut New YorkFrom the Hardcover edition.
Birthdays hold the keys to the best sex you'll ever have--if only you knew how to read the signs. In this book, noted astrologer and author Phyllis Vega draws on the predictive powers of astrology and the ancient art of numerology to create revealing erotic profiles for you to use in between the sheets. August 8--Leo What Makes You Tick You're so self-assured that your majestic presence and logical mind make people think you know what you're talking about, even when you don't. You have very definite ideas about who should be in charge in any given situation, and anyone who wants to score points with you will make it seem as if you are running the show, even when you're not. Although demanding in relationships, you're also generous, protective, caring, and loyal. Between the Sheets Casual bedroom dalliances don't really appeal to you; you prefer saving your passion for a grand affair of the heart. Fearful of rejection, you restrain yourself until you're sure that you and the object of your affection are on the same page. However, behind closed doors, you're a fiery, dramatic bedmate. A powerhouse of sexual energy, you like being the one in control of your bedroom encounters. Tips for Your Ideal Lover Erotic massage turns you on and sharing an aromatic bubble bath with your partner puts you in a playful mood. You enjoy making a production of your lovemaking with sexy attire, sumptuous bedding, candles, and music. With this entertainingly erotic guide, you'll learn intimate sex secrets about yourself, as well as those of your lovers--past, present, and future!
WHEN IT COMES TO DIVORCE, WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN HURT YOU... If breaking up is hard to do, divorce is ten times worse. It can be terrifying to even think about getting a divorce, let alone figuring out how to pursue one. That's why divorce consultant Margery Rubin has created this unique guide to help women navigate the process and to empower them with vital information that their lawyers might not tell them. Offering practical advice for an impractical and emotional time, Rubin uses her expertise to answer 125 essential questions for staying afloat during your divorce, including: • How do I pay for a lawyer if I have no income? (p. 143) • If I leave the house voluntarily, can I move back in? (p. 102) • How do I know if I need a parenting coordinator? (p. 171) • I haven't worked since before I got married... can I get lifetime support? (p. 130) • My husband has filed for bankruptcy. Does this affect his child support obligations? (p.174) With answers you won't get anywhere else, What Your Divorce Lawyer May Not Tell You is an invaluable source of step-by-step advice on everything you'll need to survive your marriage's end...and get on with the rest of your life.
A holistic program for managing anxiety, phobias and panic attacks.
This essential guide about children's vaccinations helps parents learn the hidden dangers, the pros and cons, and the safety measures that can protect children. Includes detailed facts about each vaccination, and provides easily understandable information to help readers make knowledgeable, responsible choices.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Cholesterol: The Latest Natural Treatments and Scientific Advances in One Breakthrough Programby Winifred Conkling Steven R. Devries
Heart disease is largely preventable, but conventional cholesterol management is often inadequate. According to university cardiologist and leading prevention specialist Dr. Stephen R. Devries, avoiding heart disease requires a far more comprehensive approach that balances new high tech testing with low tech treatments. Now, in WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT CHOLESTEROL, Dr. Devries combines natural treatments with the latest scientific advances. New types of cholesterol tests are highlighted that go far beyond routine testing to identify hidden risks. Expanding the traditional medical model, Dr. Devries illustrates the role of mind/body interventions, lifestyle, supplements, vitamins, and conservative use of medication for optimal prevention.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision: Untold Facts on America's Most Widely Perfomed--and Most Unnecessary--Surgeryby Frederick M. Hodges Paul M. Fleiss
Each year, almost two million boys are routinely circumcised after birth -- even though there is rarely a sound medical reason to do so! The foreskin is more than just a piece of skin: It's a very important, specialized, and unique part of the male body. Now a leading pediatrician exposes the myths and misconceptions of America's most commonly performed surgery, including little-known religious support for not circumcising, in this balanced, comprehensive, and compassionate guide that will change your mind about everything you thought you knew about this procedure. Book jacket.
Depression is a serious illness that can often have detrimental effects on one's personal and professional life -but it doesn't have to. With proper treatment, one can conquer this mental monster and lead a fulfilling and productive life. What's more, expensive prescription drugs with sometimes debilitating side effects may very well not be the answer. In this breakthrough programme, Dr Michael Schachter offers his proven protocol to treat depression naturally by rebalancing and repairing out of sync and inefficient neurotransmitters in the brain. Readers are guided towards relief through potent, safe natural supplements that directly affect brain chemistry. Combining more traditional treatments with new proven remedies, Dr Schachter's programme reveals: the right amino acids that can help balance brain chemistry; how to easily and effectively control the amount of serotonin, dopamine, and glutamine in the brain - without drugs; the importance of Omega-3 intake and the role of mercury and fluoride toxicity can play in depression and much more.Dr Schachter leaves no stone unturned on the path to treating depression safely, effectively and naturally.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibroids: New Techniques and Therapies-Including Breakthrough Alternatives to Hysterectomyby David Drum Scott C. Goodwin Michael Broder
This guide discusses the "other side" of treating fibroid tumours - the side that offers preventative strategies and all your treatment options. It takes readers through the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibrosis, detailing what every woman needs to know, including all medical treatments.
Over a decade ago, Dr. R. Paul St. Amand, an experienced endocrinologist and UCLA assistant clinical professor, published his protocol for reversing fibromyalgia based on nearly half a century of research. This book offers Dr. St. Amand's latest research on guaifenesin, an inexpensive, safe, an incresingly available medication that can help reverse the disease. The authors have seen symtpoms eliminated and normal quality of life restored in an astonishing 90 percent of pateints they treated with guaifenesin. Updated and revised with more patient anecdotes and a deeper understanding of symptoms, treatments, and results, readers will find: --more information about the current treatment of fibromyalgia and what causes it--new results from Dr. St. Amand's studies about the efficacy of guafenesin treatment--changes in disease protocol--discussion of pharmaceuticals in treatment--and much more
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia: The Revolutionary Treatment That Can Reverse the Diseaseby Claudia Craig Marek R. Paul St. Amand
In 1999 Dr. St. Amand, an experienced endocrinologist and UCLA assistant clinical professor, published his effective protocol for reversing fibromyalgia, based on forty years of research, including his own experience with the disease and that of hundreds of his patients. Years later, thousands of fibromyalgia sufferers have followed Dr. St. Amand's revolutionary program and experienced amazing results. This book offers the latest research and Dr. St. Amand's breakthrough program that uses guaifenesin, an inexpensive, safe, and increasingly available medication that can help reverse the disease. The authors have seen symptoms eliminated and normal living restored in an astonishing 90 percent of the fibromyalgia sufferers they treated with guaifenesin. Now you too can discover: Why fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed, Guidelines to determine the proper does and formulation of guaifenesin for you and the medications and substances to avoid while you take it, Methods for coping with symptoms before guaifenesin takes full effect, The link between fibromyalgia, hypoglycemia, and carbohydrate intolerance-and suggested dietary changes that can heal, New information on the connection between fibromyalgia and conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Genitourinary Syndromes, and cognitive conditions.
A leading expert offers a revolutionary, drug-free program to help more than 35 million Americans eliminate the symptoms of IBS. With the exception of only the common cold, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (known as IBS) accounts for more work and school absences than any other illness. But drugs aren't always the best option-as Dr. Richard Ash learned from experience. Twenty years ago, he suffered from symptoms of a severe form of arthritis and was prescribed high dosages of cortisone, but the side effects nearly killed him. Instigating his own research, he developed a program that helped relieve his symptoms without drugs-and has applied his knowledge to the treatment of IBS, helping thousands of patients. In this groundbreaking treatment plan, Dr. Ash reveals his drug-free approach to relieving the symptoms of IBS, using vitamin C, bioflavonoids, and other herbs and nutrients that help the body to heal itself. He also discusses the role of food allergies; the need for adequate diagnostic tests; and environmental factors, such as stress. Readers will learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and how to determine the right diet-everything they need to live a healthy, IBS-free life.
Offering an exercise program and specific strategies to help eliminate migraine-inducing stress, Dr. Mauskop presents his patient-tested, seven-step program for migraine relief.
The facts about Parkinson's disease and its possible treatments and outcomes.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fiftyby Virginia Hopkins John R. Lee Jesse Hanley
Are you a woman between 35 and 50 experiencing PMS, migraine headaches, sudden weight gain, fatigue, irritability, tender or lumpy breasts, memory loss, fibroids, or cold hands and feet? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of premenopause. Even if you're a decade or more away from menopause, your hormones may already be out of balance, usually caused by an excess of estrogen and a deficiency of progesterone, say the authors of "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause</I>. John Lee, M.D., is a well-known advocate of the benefits of natural progesterone and the author of "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause</I>. Jesse Hanley, M.D., adds sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual aspects of premenopause. The authors recommend natural progesterone cream to balance your hormones, eliminate premenopausal symptoms, and make you feel better. They also discuss the dangers of xenohormones--substances not found in nature that have hormonal effects--frequently found in pesticides, solvents, plastics, and hormone-treated meat. The book presents common symptoms of premenopause with suggested natural treatments (proges
Information about symptoms, treatments and myths surrounding colorectal cancer.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sightby Gregory K. Harmon Nancy Intrator Catherine Wang Kitty Carlisle Hart
An insidious disease, glaucoma is often misunderstood and is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Helps to dispel the myths surrounding the disease and inform readers as to the truth about glaucoma. Divided into three accessible sections, the book takes readers through the most common methods of treatment, and explores cutting-edge research and crucial new information on the effects of nutrition, exercise, and herbal medicine on glaucoma.
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