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Captain Hornblower and the 36 gun frigate HMS Lydia are off the coast of Nicaragua searching for a route across Central America.
A San Francisco pastry chef reveals the cutthroat restaurant trade in this mystery featuring restaurant manager Mary Ryan. When Mary finds the dead body of one of her employees, the investigation exposes all the dirty secrets that the food business would like to keep under wraps. Original.
If you suffer from, or think you might be suffering from, IBS, this book will give you the solutions you need to regain your life. Not only does it explain all the worthwhile therapies, it helps you to identify which one will work for you. By showing you how to work with your doctor, and what the first steps are to beating this distressing condition, it will work through all the areas of your lifestyle which might be contributing, including diet and stress management, as well as making sure you have exactly the right clinical support. It will give you strategies for immediate relief, along with showing how the latest research findings can offer long-term solutions, and explains the benefits of both well-known and less well-known therapies, including: * Exercise * Relaxation and hypnotherapy * Understanding the importance of balance in the gut
Fight an unfair ticket in any state! We've all received one a traffic ticket that seems completely unfair, the result of an officer's evening quota rather than a serious moving violation. But do you have to pay the penalty and watch your driving record crash and burn? Not if you choose to fight back! With Nolo's Beat Your Ticket, you'll get the lowdown on the best strategies for beating traffic tickets in court. In plain English, you'll learn how to: -use the law to fight an unwarranted ticket -analyze the case and decide whether to fight or fold - find out what the police officer plans to say at your trial -find legal assistance and get the most out of it - prepare witness testimony -attack radar and other detection methods -pick a jury - present your case -cross examine the ticketing officer Whether you want to contest a common speeding citation, a right of way violation, or a non DUI alcohol related offense, Beat Your Ticket clearly lays out your options. This edition is extensively updated to reflect your state's current traffic laws, including the latest rules, statistics, and court procedures. Are you a California resident? Check out Fight Your Ticket & Win in California.
Millions of people fantasize about leaving their old lives behind, enrolling in cooking school, and training to become a chef. But for those who make the decision, the difference between the dream and reality can be gigantic--especially at the top cooking school in the country. For the first time in the Culinary Institute of America's history, a book will give readers the firsthand experience of being a full-time student facing all of the challenges of the legendary course in its entirety.On the eve of his thirty-eighth birthday and after shuffling through a series of unsatisfying jobs, Jonathan Dixon enrolled in the CIA (on a scholarship) to pursue his passion for cooking. In Beaten, Seared, and Sauced he tells hilarious and harrowing stories of life at the CIA as he and his classmates navigate the institution's many rules and customs under the watchful and critical eyes of their instructors. Each part of the curriculum is covered, from knife skills and stock making to the high-pressure cooking tests and the daunting wine course (the undoing of many a student). Dixon also details his externship in the kitchen of Danny Meyer's Tabla, giving readers a look into the inner workings of a celebrated New York City restaurant. With the benefit of his age to give perspective to his experience, Dixon delivers a gripping day-to-day chronicle of his transformation from amateur to professional. From the daily tongue-lashings in class to learning the ropes--fast--at a top NYC kitchen, Beaten, Seared, and Sauced is a fascinating and intimate first-person view of one of America's most famous culinary institutions and one of the world's most coveted jobs.From the Hardcover edition.
Are they really the perfect couple? Paige, cheerleading captain at Southside High, and Ty, star running back, appear to be the perfect couple. But when they have their first fight, Ty screams at Paige. Paige is shocked and afraid, but Ty apologizes. Then after losing a game, Ty goes ballistic and hits Paige. Ty is arrested for assault. Even after this, she secretly meets up with Ty. But can Paige be with someone she's afraid of? What's worse--flinching every time your boyfriend gets angry? Or being alone?
Are you suffering from anxiety? Do you want to learn techniques for overcoming troubling thoughts and feelings of fear? Would you like lasting strategies to help you stay anxiety-free for good? This workbook uses one of the most effective methods for beating low mood and anxiety, cognitive behavioural therapy, in an interactive sense. 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 major anxiety disorders - such as OCD, general anxiety disorder, panics and phobias, while the exercises and support throughout will give you a feeling of real progress. Helpful sections on living without anxiety will prevent future relapses, helping you to regain control of your life - for good.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Art Buchwald returns undaunted to examine the ridiculous people and preposterous events that we call our daily reality. Collected from his columns, with a foreword by Garry Trudeau, Buchwald's satirical voice darts at politicians, power, corporations and the media without pause. A self-described troublemaker, Buchwald continues to represent the great American traits of skepticism, humor, and a refusal to compromise in the face of absurdity.
ON THE FRONT LINES WITH THE DISEASE DETECTIVES OF THE EPIDEMIC INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
IN THE WAR AGAINST DISEASES, THEY ARE THE SPECIAL FORCES.They always keep a bag packed. They seldom have more than twenty-four hours' notice before they are dispatched. The phone calls that tell them to head to the airport, sometimes in the middle of the night, may give them no more information than the country they are traveling to and the epidemic they will tackle when they get there. The universal human instinct is to run from an outbreak of disease. These doctors run toward it.They are the disease detective corps of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal agency that tracks and tries to prevent disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks around the world. They are formally called the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) -- a group founded more than fifty years ago out of fear that the Korean War might bring the use of biological weapons -- and, like intelligence operatives in the traditional sense, they perform their work largely in anonymity. They are not household names, but over the years they were first to confront the outbreaks that became known as hantavirus, Ebola virus, and AIDS. Now they hunt down the deadly threats that dominate our headlines: West Nile virus, anthrax, and SARS.In this riveting narrative, Maryn McKenna -- the only journalist ever given full access to the EIS in its fifty-three-year history -- follows the first class of disease detectives to come to the CDC after September 11, the first to confront not just naturally occurring outbreaks but the man-made threat of bioterrorism. They are talented researchers -- many with young families -- who trade two years of low pay and extremely long hours for the chance to be part of the group that has helped eradicate smallpox, push back polio, and solve the first major outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, toxic shock syndrome, and E. coli O157. Urgent, exhilarating, and compelling, Beating Back the Devil goes with the EIS as they try to stop epidemics -- before the epidemics stop us.
Discusses what thysthemia is and what makes a person susceptible to mild ongoing depression. Also outlines various possibilities for ongoing coping, not all having to do with drugs and counseling.
Beating Combat Stress is a one-stop handbook of field-tested techniques and strategies to help service personnel, veterans and professionals to deal with the psychological effects of combat.Features 101 field-tested techniques and strategies for managing combat-related stressDesigned to be accessible and useful both to serving personnel and veterans, and to the professionals and volunteers who are engaged in helping themTakes a solution-focused approach to dealing with combat-related problems, promoting simplicity and proven techniques over complex theories and psychological jargonUser-friendly style and layout, with specially-commissioned illustrations throughout
Like the magazine, the book series will focus on: - The relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of illness and disease - The interrelationship of mental, emotional and physical health - Interpersonal and effective conflict resolution skills; appreciation of diverse perspectives and individual needs - The impact of family as a system Curriculum Standards: Grades 7-12 Health Education Standards - Explain the relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of injury/illness - Describe interrelationship of mental, emotional, social, physical health during adolescence - Describe how family and peers influence the health of adolescents. Grades 7-12 Consumer Science Standards Consumer Science and Education - Analyze the impact of family as a system on individuals and society - Demonstrate appreciation for diverse perspectives and needs of individuals and families Interpersonal Relationships - Demonstrate respectful relationships in the family, workplace, & community - Analyze functions and expectations of various types of relationships - Evaluate effective conflict prevention and management techniques - Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills in the family, workplace, community Character Development and Ethics - Describe appropriate character traits, social skills needed for home, school, community - Describe how personal ethics influence decision-making
A majority of the Fortune 500 Companies implement some practice of workplace drug testing in their company policies. This practice was first initiated by President Ronald Reagan when he ordered federal agencies to drug test federal employees involved in sensitive positions as well as positions involving public safety. As a practicing toxicologist, Dr. Amitava Dasgupta is involved with the pre-employment drug testing at his own hospital and aptly shares his expertise in Beating Drug Tests and Defending Positive Results: A Toxicologist's Perspective, which covers all major issues concerning how people try to beat drug tests and defend positive test results. In each chapter, extensive references are cited so that readers can access more information on a particular topic that may interest them. The book will undoubtedly prove helpful to toxicologists, medical technologists, pathologists, human resources professionals and anyone interested in workplace drug testing.
People living with eating disorders find it hard to take the step of choosing recovery, often because the disorder has developed as a way of `coping' with problems or stresses in the their life. This book outlines new and positive ways of dealing with eating disorders for people living with eating disorders and their families. A practical workbook written by someone who has lived with eating disorder, it provides advice and strategies to aid understanding and to help the reader to gain control of their illness. Anna Paterson leads the reader through easy-to-use therapeutic exercises, such as describing the pros and cons of an illness, writing a farewell letter to it, and using role-reversal scenarios to get a new perspective on their attitude to eating. She emphasizes the importance of taking things at your own pace and in the final section of the book provides a set of diet plans specifically designed for anorexics, bulimics and compulsive overeaters. This book will be valued by people living with eating disorders and their families, and also the psychologists and psychotherapists, counsellors, health professionals and social workers who work with them.
Combining verse fragments with chiseled prose, Jenkins captures the compelling voice of a long-dead ghost and the perspective of a modern teen.
How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to reconcile this apparent conflict and examine the surprisingly similar strategic and tactical questions faced by activists in the pro-life and animal-rights movements.Beating Hearts maintains that sentience, or the ability to have subjective experiences, grounds a being's entitlement to moral concern. The authors argue that nearly all human exploitation of animals is unjustified. Early abortions do not contradict the sentience principle because they precede fetal sentience, and Beating Hearts explains why the mere potential for sentience does not create moral entitlements. Late abortions do raise serious moral questions, which the authors explore by comparing the plight of women forbidden from having abortions to the plight of laying hens and dairy cows exploited for their reproductive products. These ethical explorations lead to a wider discussion of the strategies deployed by the pro-life and animal-rights movements. Should legal reforms precede or follow attitudinal changes? Do gory images win over or alienate supporters? Is violence ever principled? By probing the connections between debates about abortion and animal rights, Beating Hearts uses each highly contested set of questions to shed light on the other.
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 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!
When a movie producer hurtles to his death from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, an apparent suicide, it shocks the film community and puts a two hundred million dollar production in jeopardy. A female colleague comes forward claiming it was murder, but the police are skeptical. Preoccupied by a sudden drug war between the tong gangs of Chinatown and the mob, they listen to her story and send her packing. She turns to private detective Cape Weathers, who believes her just enough to let her pay his day rate. Then two Russian gangsters show up on his doorstep and tell him to drop the case or die. Cape and his partner Sally--a female assassin raised by the Triads--take on the Russian mob, a major movie studio, and a recalcitrant police department by enlisting the help of rogue cops, computer hackers, and an investigative journalist who just doesn't give a damn. But with a sniper on their trail, the challenge will be staying alive long enough to learn the truth.
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.
Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1769) is one of the most influential figures in Zen Buddhism. He revitalized the Rinzai Zen tradition (which emphasizes the use of koans, or unanswerable questions, in meditation practice), and all masters of that school today trace their lineage back through him. He is responsible for the most famous of all koans: "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" He is also famous for his striking and humorous art, which he also regarded as teaching. This book provides a rare, intimate look at Hakuin the man, through his personal correspondence. Beating the Cloth Drum contains twenty-eight of Hakuin's letters to students, political figures, fellow teachers, laypeople, and friends. Each letter is accompanied by extensive commentary and notes. They showcase Hakuin's formidable, thoughtful, and sometimes playful personality--and they show that the great master used every activity, including letter-writing, as an opportunity to impart the teachings that were so close to his heart.
Commoditization-a virulent form of hypercompetition-is destroying markets, disrupting industries, and shuttering long-successful firms. Conventional wisdom says the best way to combat commoditization is differentiation. But differentiation is difficult and expensive to implement, and keeps you ahead of the pack only temporarily.In Beating the Commodity Trap, Richard D'Aveni provides a radical new framework for fighting back. Drawing on an in-depth study of more than thirty industries, he recommends first identifying the commoditization trap you're facing:-Deterioration: Low-end firms enter with low-cost/low-benefit offerings that attract the mass market-as Zara did to high-end fashion companies.-Proliferation: Companies develop new combinations of price paired with several unique benefits that attack part of an incumbents' market-as Japanese motorcycle makers did to Harley-Davidson.-Escalation: Players offer more benefits for the same or lower price, squeezing everyone's margins-as the iPhone did in mobile devices.The author provides a tool for diagnosing your competitive position and shows how to strengthen it while also boosting your pricing power-by destroying the commoditization trap confronting you, escaping it, or turning it to your advantage.Illustrated with a wealth of examples, this concise, practical guide gives you the framework and tactics you need to battle commoditization.
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.
In 1991, Michael B. O'Higgins, one of the nation's top money managers, turned the investment world upside down with an ingenious strategy, showing how all investors--from those with only $5,000 to invest to millionaires--could beat the pros 95% of the time by putting 100% of their equity investment into the high-yield, low-risk "dog" stocks of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. His formula spawned a veritable industry, including websites, mutual funds, and $20 billion worth of investments, elevating the theory to legendary status. Reflecting on the greatest bull market of our time, this must-have investment guide has been revised and updated for a new economy. With current company and stock profiles, as well as new charts, statistics, graphs, and figures, Beating the Dow is the smart investment that you--and your portfolio--can't afford to miss.