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New Edition Fully Updated for 2014!What Obamacare disaster will hit next? The website launch was a fiasco, millions of Americans' insurance has already been cancelled, the exchanges are still not working, and the enrollment numbers are abysmal. Betsy McCaughey uncovers the next disasters Obamacare is about to spring on an unsuspecting public, and shows you how to protect yourself.Did you know?The government predicts that Obamacare will cause millions to lose the health plans they get at workYou can avoid the penalty for not having insuranceEven children are subject to penalties for being uninsuredThe IRS official who targeted conservative groups has been promoted to top dog in charge of your health insuranceThe federal government recommends if you want medical privacy, pay cashSection 3000A of the health law awards bonus points to hospitals that spend the least per seniorYou should be careful about giving your address, tax information, and social security number to a "navigator." Most haven't been background checked, and even HHS Secretary Sebelius admits some could be felonsPatient advocate Dr. Betsy McCaughey expertly dissects the 2,572-page health law, the thousands of pages of Obamacare regulations, and the cascade of "waivers" to the law in 2013, and lays out how all these will affect your family's health and finances, your relationship with your doctor, and even your tax bill-breaking it down into manageable chunks and explaining everything in plain English.Don't be blindsided by the myriad new rules, regulations, and taxes that are coming down the pike. Begin today to understand what the Obama health law means for you, and prepare for it.INSIDE: A twenty-page sample bill showing what genuine health reform would look like title by title!Intimidated by the legal jargon? Not to worry, this guide comes fully equipped with an Obamacare Dictionary in the back!
Are you suffering from OCD?Do you want to learn techniques for overcoming destructive rituals or troubling thoughts?Would you like lasting strategies to help you stay free of OCD for good?This workbook provides an interactive course of CBT to tackle OCD. It doesn't just tell you how to feel better -- by using diagnostic tests, practical exercises and thought challenges, it will show you how to feel better. The coverage includes all the forms and presentations of OCD, while the exercises and support throughout will give you a feeling of real progress. Helpful sections for relatives on how to help you best will all go towards preventing future relapses and help you to regain control of your life for good."A great CBT workbook to guide towards OCD recovery" - Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive of www.OCDUK.org
Are you a sugar addict? Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies provides you a safe and healthy path to overcome your addiction, eliminate stress eating, and upgrade your nutrition for a healthier lifestyle.Sugar addiction is a rapidly growing epidemic that can lead to obesity, chronic fatigue, diabetes, and a host of other medical and psychological problems. Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies helps those who are affected by this commonly overlooked addiction to outsmart their sugar cravings and overcome their addiction. The tips in this book will help you:Learn to stop stress eating and perform a nutrition makeover that makes the low-sugar lifestyle easy!Stop the frustration of yo-yo dieting, and finally find an eating plan that works.Free yourself from the grip of sugar addiction and regain control over your life.Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies contains everything you need to start your journey down the road to wellness:Four common types of sugar addicts - which one are you?Finally understand carbs, protein, and fat with a simple nutrition system for weight loss and healthy eating, including what to choose and what to stay away fromDetoxing from sugar and performing a kitchen makeoverEating mindfully - making purposeful decisions instead of stress eatingHow to survive holidays, restaurants, and special occasionsBuilding a support systemExercise programs for energy and weight lossSpeedy low-sugar recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and dessertsStaying on track and breaking the cycle of failure - including a step-by-step list of exactly what to do when a sugar craving strikes!If you're one of the millions of people worldwide who relies too much on sugar for energy, comfort, or convenience, Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies is your no-nonsense guide to decreasing your sugar intake, losing weight, and changing your life for the better!
Ben is being bullied at school. Other boys shove him, call him names and leave him out of games. Who can help him? What can he do? One in five children are bullied at school. Bullying can be overt: physical and verbal, or covert: passive-aggressive and excluding. Bullying can create a legacy for life if no one intervenes. Beating the Bullies is a guide for 7-11 year old boys and girls written by Clinical Psychologist Dr Lucy Blunt. In the form of an innovative children's chapter book, it gives age-appropriate information aimed to "upskill" the child and give them "bully-proof strategies" for coping. Beating the Bullies also has two invaluable resource guides; one for parents (who often feel powerless and helpless at this time) and one for teachers (with class specific questions and activities). Illustrated by Dr Blunt's daughter, Chloe Osborn, Beating the Bullies is engaging and interactive and an essential resource to tackle the damaging and important issue of bullying.
Beating the CSET! Methods, Strategies, and Multiple Subjects Content for Beating the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (Subtests I-III)by Chris N. Boosalis
Beating the CSET! will help both pre-service and practicing teachers in California pass the CSET Multiple Subjects Subtests I - III. This new text has been designed to address the essential time-management methods.
Today, the basic precepts of criminal investigation--fingerprints, DNA, blood evidence--are known among professionals and lay people alike. But behind each of these familiar concepts is a fascinating story of the evolution of science and law, spearheaded by innovative thinkers, many of whom risked their careers for more perfect justice. Dr. Katherine Ramsland, renowned expert in criminology, traces that development from thirteenth-century Chinese studies of decomposition through the Renaissance and the era of Newtonian physics to the marvels of the present day and beyond. Along the way, she introduces us to forensic pioneers and visionaries who galvanized the field, raised investigative standards, and whose efforts have kept us just steps ahead of increasingly sophisticated criminals.
Read this book if you: want reality instead of ego trips and pipe dreams... truth instead of buzzwords and hype... facts instead of bum steers and rip-offs. Go for it if you have: self-discipline, dedication, persistence, the will to survive and the drive to succeed.
Beating Your Eating Disorder: A Cognitive Behavioral Self-Help Guide for Adult Sufferers and Their Carersby Glenn Waller Victoria Mountford Rachel Lawson Emma Gray Helen Cordery Hendrik Hinrichsen
Do you or does someone you know, suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or a less typical set of symptoms? The most effective, evidence-based treatment for adults with eating disorders is cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). This book presents a highly effective self-help CBT programme for all eating disorders, in an accessible format. It teaches skills to sufferers and carers alike. This book is relevant to any sufferer, if: · You are not yet sure about whether to seek help · You are not sure where to find help · Your family doctor or others recommend that you try a self-help approach · You are waiting for therapy with a clinician, and want to get the best possible start to beating your eating disorder
A searing, surreal novel that bleeds fantasy and reality--and Beatles fandom--from one of literature's most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane. It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought nine years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to find calm in the comfortable silence of isolation. But when he puts himself in the hands of a shape-shifting driver full of Irish charm and dark whimsy, what ensues can only be termed a magical mystery tour. Beatlebone is a tour de force of language and literary imagination that marries the most improbable element to the most striking effect.
The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans' lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers.Beatleness explains how the band became a source of emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, and spiritual nurturance in fans' lives, creating a relationship that was historically unique. Looking at that relationship against the backdrop of the sexual revolution, the Vietnam War, political assassinations, and other events of those tumultuous years, the book examines critically the often-heard assertion that the Beatles "changed everything" and shows how-through the interplay between the group, the fans, and the culture-that change came about.A generational memoir and cultural history based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with first-generation fans, Beatleness allows readers to experience-or re-experience-what it was like to be a young person during those eventful and transformative years. Its fresh approach offers many new insights into the entire Beatle phenomenon and explains why the group still means so much to so many.
The Beatles follows the extraordinary development of four self-taught musicians from Liverpool who revolutionized the world of popular music and created a treasury of songs astonishing for ary a loser in the lot. Kozinn is a thorough, persuasive guide through the Beatles' musical bridges, crescendos, odd bars and dialogue loops-for the most part without the snappy, shallow patter of too many rock critics.
A comprehensive look at the greatest rock and roll band to ever produce music.
John, Paul, George and Ringo still rule! The music of the most important and popular group ever fills the airwaves to this day, winning a new generation of fans to the fold almost thirty years after the quartet disbanded. For everyone who has ever been entranced by the Beatles' joyful, electrifying magic, Every Little Thing offers a treasury of fascinating facts, trivia and remarkable behind-the-scenes revelations-from the wild days and wilder nights at Germany's Cavern Club to their last day together in the recording studio. Here is a book packed with choice, little-known tidbits about the "Fab Four:" the groundbreaking album they recorded in one session; the famous faces that were removed from the "Sgt. Pepper" cover; the misunderstanding that sparked an explosive political melee in Manila. Aficionados will flock to this incomparable volume, which provides everything you ever wanted to know-and more-about the phenomenal group that changed popular music forever.
A celebration America's ongoing love affair with the Beatles, four longhaired, oddly dressed chaps who appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday evening, February 9, 1964 with half of America watching from their living rooms. Editor Ben Nussbaum traces the beginnings of this first internationally famous boy band, revealing how all four stars aligned to create the sonic sensation that changed the course of music history. Within just two months of the Fab Four's debut on Mr. Sullivan's variety hour, the band had secured all five top spots on BillBoard's Hot 100, and before year's end would sell an astonishing ten million records.Filled with dozens of color and black and white photographs, The Beatles details the rise and fall of the band, the stories behind the men, their relationships, the creation of the songs, the tours, the albums, and the unstoppable spread of Beatlemania around the globe. That the Beatles' legacy continues to fascinate music lovers and pop culture gurus fifty years since their meteoric climb is rendered even more remarkable when one considers that the Beatles would disband just six short years after they sang their first "yeah yeah yeah" on American television.In The Beatles, Nussbaum maps out the band's rise to fame in 1964 ("The Toppermost of the Poppermost" and "The Beginning") as well as three summers of grueling tours -sixty-six tours from 1964 to 1966 ("Twist & Shout"). The song-writing partnership between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, considered by many to be the most successful in history, is examined in "Come Together," revealing how the pair worked together and how their styles were vastly different yet complemented each other's, for a time.The chapter "We Can't Work It Out" discusses the inevitable demise of the Fab Four and how the men grew apart musically and personally due to the high pressures of becoming instant celebrities.In "Breaching the Iron Curtain," the Soviet Union's banning and bashing of the band only increased the youth of the U.S.S.R. to crave the Beatles more fervently and led to their further resentment of their government. Some two decades later, only upon the election of Beatles fan Mikhail Gorbachev did the first Beatles album get released in the U.S.S.R.Underscoring what Nussbaum refers to as "the grandeur of the catalog," Beatles experts Tim Riley and Patrick Foster choose their Top Twenty Beatles tunes, remarkably with only five songs in common.A special section will be welcome by all record collectors, the complete list of the twenty Beatles albums released in North America, including dates and song titles, from Introducing the Beatles, January 1964 to Let it Be, May 1970.The Beatles also takes a brief look at the long solo careers of the four artists after the dissolution of the band, including their musical highlights and lowlights. Other topics discussed in this vividly illustrated volume are the five top contenders for the "Fifth Beatle"( plus ten runners-up, including Little Richard and Yoko Ono), the story of Capitol Records exec, Dave Dexter, who nearly stalled the Beatles' entrance into America, and a section devoted to the band's children ("Here Come the Sons"), discussing the music careers of Julian Lennon, Sean Lennon, Zak Starkey, James McCartney, and Dhani Harrison.
A carefully curated collection of the surviving transcripts of the Beatles' appearances on BBC Radio and Television from 1962 to 1970, featuring commentary from author and Beatles expert Kevin Howlett and rare photographs and memorabilia from the BBC. The year 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the release of The Beatles' first album, Please, Please Me. To celebrate this event with material that has never been in print or has not repeatedly resurfaced is a challenge. But a great deal of both--namely, never-before-seen BBC transcripts, historical documents, and rare photos--will be the main thrust of the book The Beatles: The BBC Archives. Not since The Beatles' Anthology of 2000 has a work of this magnitude been offered. Author Kevin Howlett delves into the BBC television and radio archives and draws on previously unpublished transcripts of interviews, as well as personal reminiscences from presenters, producers, and studio staff to reveal the creative and personal evolution of the band--from the witty, irreverent foursome of the early sixties, to the more reflective and confessional individuals before the split at the end of the decade. Each chapter details a full year in the life of the band and is introduced with an engaging text by Howlett that puts the following material into historical context. The book features rare photos of the Fab Four at the BBCs studios, both onstage and off, and eight removables documents of historical merit, direct from the BBC archive itself. This is the story of two of Britain's most important cultural forces in tandem . . . word for word, event by event, as it happened with verbatim, unabridged transcripts. This has never been offered to reader before; it is a significant publishing event.
The Beatles in America is a limited edition special e-short presented by the Smithsonian and the Grammy Museum. It's hard to believe that the Beatles first came to America 50 years ago. Their influence cannot be understated- music, fashion, design, film, production, politics, and then some. The Beatles gave an outsized American by-product, rock'n'roll, a different look and sound while simultaneously providing a soundtrack to a cultural revolution. The Beatles in America is an exciting look at the legacy that the Beatles created featuring never-before-published photographs by Ringo Starr from his private portfolio, along with great articles spanning the Fab Four's career from beginning to end and interviews with both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The Beatles in America also features recollections on the Beatles influence from classic rockers like Smokey Robinson, Pat Benatar, John Fogerty, Brian Wilson, and others. The Beatles in America is a must for old fans looking back on a popular culture phenomena and new fans getting a view of a band that continues to inspire music today.
The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America.For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began as a scribble on the back of an envelope or on hotel stationery. These original documents have ended up scattered across the world at museums and universities and with collectors and friends. Many have never been published before. More than 100 songs and lyrics are reproduced in THE BEATLES LYRICS, providing Hunter Davies a unique platform to tell the story of the music.The intimacy of these reproductions -- there are sections crossed out and rewritten, and words tossed into the final recordings that were never written down -- ensures that THE BEATLES LYRICS will be a treasure for musicians, scholars, and fans everywhere.
In the 1960s an epic battle was waged between the two biggest bands in the world--the clean-cut, mop-topped Beatles and the badboy Rolling Stones. Both groups liked to maintain that they weren't really "rivals"--that was just a media myth, they politely said--and yet they plainly competed for commercial success and aesthetic credibility. On both sides of the Atlantic, fans often aligned themselves with one group or the other. In Beatles vs. Stones, John McMillian gets to the truth behind the ultimate rock and roll debate.Painting an eye-opening portrait of a generation dragged into an ideological battle between Flower Power and New Left militance, McMillian reveals how the Beatles-Stones rivalry was created by music managers intent on engineering a moneymaking empire. He describes how the Beatles were marketed as cute and amiable, when in fact they came from hardscrabble backgrounds in Liverpool. By contrast, the Stones were cast as an edgy, dangerous group, even though they mostly hailed from the chic London suburbs. For many years, writers and historians have associated the Beatles with the gauzy idealism of the "good" sixties, placing the Stones as representatives of the dangerous and nihilistic "bad" sixties. Beatles vs. Stones explodes that split, ultimately revealing unseen realities about America's most turbulent decade through its most potent personalities and its most unforgettable music.
A complete and fascinating chronicle of Beatles music and history, Beatlesongs details the growth, evolution, and dissolution of the most influential group of out time. Drawing together information from sources that include interviews, insider accounts, magazines, and news wire services, this is a complete profile of every Beatles song ever written -- from recording details such as who played which instruments and sang what harmonies to how each song fared on the charts and how other musicians and critics felt about it. Chronologically arranged by U.K. release date, Beatlesongs nails down dates, places, participants, and other intriguing facts in a truly remarkable portrait of the Liverpudlian legends. Behind each song is a story -- like Paul's criticism of George's guitar playing during the Rubber Soul sessions, John's acid trip during the Sgt. Pepper's session, and the selection process for the Revolver album cover. And carefully examined along the way are the Beatles' evolving musical talents, their stormy private lives, and their successful -- and unsuccessful -- collaborations. Beatlesongs is truly an inside look at the Fab Four and a treasure for all their fans.
BONUS: This edition contains a Beatrice and Virgil discussion guide.When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey--named Beatrice and Virgil--and the epic journey they undertake together.With all the spirit and originality that made Life of Pi so beloved, this brilliant new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity.
Top Secret-only for readers deeply interested in the Baudelaire case. How I pity those readers. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket
Beatrice More is no average third-grader. She is a list-making, hyperorganized perfectionist whose laid-back parents and messy little sister consistently frustrate her high standards. When a new house, a new neighborhood and new friends are thrown into the mix, Beatrice sends her family into a comic tailspin.
A brief biography of the British writer best known for her stories about a naughty little rabbit named Peter.
Beau Adams can't stop thinking about Sierra Byrne. Her feisty spirit and ample curves dominate his thoughts, while he should be focused on getting himself and Midnight, the Harts' prized stallion, to the National Finals Rodeo. When Beau and Sierra's electric connection finally leads to a steamy night together, Beau hopes it's the beginning of something more.As much as Sierra wants to be with Beau, anything long-term is out of the question. A recently diagnosed eye disease will soon leave her blind, and she can't ask a rising rodeo star like Beau to take on that responsibility. Though she tries to pretend their tryst was just another item on her bucket list, Sierra's true feelings run a lot deeper. Will she let her affliction steal not only her sight, but her dreams of happiness, as well?