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Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent/Child Bond from a Vindictive Ex

by Richard A. Warshak

Your ex-spouse is bad-mouthing you to your children, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, you could lose your children's respect, their affection--even, in extreme cases, contact with them. Backed by twenty-five years of experience in helping families, Dr. Richard Warshak presents powerful strategies for dealing with everything from tainted parent-child relationships in which children are disrespectful or reluctant to show their affection to disturbances in which children virtually disown an entire side of the family. Divorce Poison offers advice on how to: Recognize early warning signs of trouble; React if your children refuse to see you; Respond to rude and hateful behavior; Avoid the seven most common errors made by rejected parents. This groundbreaking work gives parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children and provides legal and mental-health professionals with practical advice to help their clients and ensure the welfare of children.

Divorce Sucks: What to do when irreconcilable differences, lawyer fees, and your ex's Hollywood wife make you miserable

by Mary Jo Eustace

Hock the platinum. Take down the vacation photos. Cancel the joint checking account.There's no question . . . Divorce Sucks. And perhaps no one knows that better than author Mary Jo Eustace, whose ex-husband Dean McDermott married Tori Spelling a mere thirty days after their divorce was finalized. One part tell-all and one part guide to get readers on their feet after a bitter breakup, this hilarious addition to the bestselling Sucks series tells everything readers don’t want to know about divorce - from what a phone call with a lawyer will cost; to how to handle your newer, younger replacement; to what Hollywood divorcees are actually thinking when they watch their ex walk the red carpet with a millionairess. Sometimes horrifying, sometimes gratifying, and never merciful, this book will give readers an inside look at one of today’s most public divorces while reminding them - hey, it could always be worse.

Divorce Without Court

by Katherine Stoner Attorney

Divorcing? Get the essential information on how to end a marriage fairly and inexpensively. Can you really have a civilized divorce? Ending a marriage is always difficult, but it need not be defined by financial or emotional conflict. Avoid huge legal bills and jockeying lawyers while protecting your kids -- turn to Divorce Without Court for help. The book guides you through a negotiated divorce, using divorce mediation, or an increasingly popular approach called "collaborative divorce." Encouraging and straightforward, Divorce Without Court explains: . how mediation works . how collaborative divorce works . how to use either to end a marriage . how to maximize opportunities for settlement . how to get an agreement in writing . how to find and use advisors Divorce Without Court provides the latest resources, contact information for state offices, national and regional organizations, and clear examples of what you can expect. This edition has been revised to reflect the most current trends in mediation, collaborative practice, and divorce law.

Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

by Katherine E. Stoner

Stoner, an attorney and mediator in private practice, explains how to use mediation or collaborative divorce to end a marriage and how to maximize opportunities for settlement, create a written agreement, and find and use advisors. Written in a straightforward, jargon-free style, the guide lists contact information for state offices and national and regional organizations. Stoner also provides worksheets and checklists. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Divorced from Justice: Women's Unequal Access to Divorce in Egypt

by Human Rights Watch

The Egyptian government has created two widely disparate systems for divorce, one for men and one for women. Egyptian men have a unilateral and unconditional right to divorce. They never need to enter a courtroom to end their marriages. Egyptian women, on the other hand, must resort to Egypt's notoriously backlogged and inefficient courts to divorce their spouses. In the courts, women face procedural and evidentiary hurdles to divorce that are inherently discriminatory. Men, who can divorce their spouses at will with an oral renunciation later registered by a religious notary, can simply sidestep these procedures. Obtaining a divorce can also take years as men manipulate the many defenses and tactics Egyptian law reserves only for them. As a result, many Egyptian women, like Amira Ahmad, avoid the courts and are left with two equally distressing options: either remain in an unwanted marriage and possibly endure physical and psychological abuse, or beg their husbands to divorce them, giving up everything they own and cherish in return. The consequences of this two-tiered system are often financially and emotionally devastating for women. In some cases, they can be life-threatening.

Divorced from Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution

by Jane C. Murphy Jana B. Singer

Over the past thirty years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way the legal system approaches and resolves family disputes. Traditionally, family law dispute resolution was based on an "adversary" system: two parties and their advocates stood before a judge who determined which party was at fault in a divorce and who would be awarded the rights in a custody dispute. Now, many family courts are opting for a "problem-solving" model in which courts attempt to resolve both legal and non-legal issues. At the same time, American families have changed dramatically. Divorce rates have leveled off and begun to drop, while the number of children born and raised outside of marriage has increased sharply. Fathers are more likely to seek an active role in their children's lives. While this enhanced paternal involvement benefits children, it also increases the likelihood of disputes between parents. As a result, the families who seek legal dispute resolution have become more diverse and their legal situations more complex. In Divorced from Reality, Jane C. Murphy and Jana B. Singer argue that the current "problem solving" model fails to address the realities of today's families. The authors suggest that while today's dispute resolution regime may represent an improvement over its more adversary predecessor, it is built largely around the model of a divorcing nuclear family with lawyers representing all parties--a model that fits poorly with the realities of today's disputing families. To serve the families it is meant to help, the legal system must adapt and reshape itself.

Diwata

by Barbara Jane Reyes

Tagalog is a language spoken by twenty-two million people in the Philippines. Diwata is a Tagalog term meaning "muse." Diwata is also a term for a mythical being who resides in nature, and who human communities must acknowledge, respect, and appease in order to live harmoniously in this world.In her book Diwata, Barbara Jane Reyes frames her poems between the Book of Genesis creation story and the Tagalog creation myth, placing her work somewhere culturally between both traditions. Also setting the tone for her poems is the death and large shadow cast by her grandfather, a World War II veteran and Bataan Death March survivor, who has passed onto her the responsibility of remembering. Reyes' voice is grounded in her community's traditions and histories, despite war and geographical dislocation.From "Estuary 2":She was born with fins and fishtail,A quick blade slicing water.She was her father's mermaid child,A river demon, elders said.She mimicked her cetaceous brothers,Abalone diving bluest depths.She polished smooth her brothers' masks,Inlaid nacre half moon eyes.She lit oak pyres and bade the windA whispered requiem.Barbara Jane Reyes is author of two previous poetry collections including Poeta en San Francisco, which was awarded the 2005 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. She was born in Manila and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works as adjunct professor in Philippine studies at the University of San Francisco.From National Book Critics Circle:"Diwata as a mythological invocation takes teh reader back to pre-colonial Philippines when the belief in these god and goddesses shaped the everyday lives on the Southeast Asian archipelago. They have now become your muses as you reach toward this cultural legacy to shape a distinct postmodern poetics in which yo u don't simply erase colonial history- you build with that narrative as well."

Dixie

by Curtis Wilkie Colin Joh

Dixie is a political and social history of the South during the second half of the twentieth century told from Curtis Wilkie's perspective as a white man intimately transformed by enormous racial and political upheavals. Wilkie's personal take on some of the landmark events of modern American history is as engaging as it is insightful. He attended Ole Miss during the rioting in the fall of 1962, when James Meredith became the first African American to enroll in the school. After graduation, Wilkie worked in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he met Aaron Henry, a local druggist and later the prominent head of the Mississippi NAACP. He covered the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964 and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenge at the national convention in Atlantic City, and he was a member of the biracial insurgent Democratic delegation from Mississippi seated in place of Governor John Bell Williams's delegation at the 1968 convention in Chicago. Wilkie followed Jimmy Carter's campaign for the presidency, becoming friends with Billy Carter; he covered Bill Clinton's election in 1992 and was witness to the South's startling shift from the Democratic Party to the GOP; and finally, he was there when Byron De La Beckwith was convicted for the murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers thirty-one years after the fact. Wilkie had left the South in 1969 in the wake of the violence surrounding the civil rights movement, vowing never to live there again. But after traveling the world as a reporter, he did return in 1993, drawn by a deep-rooted affinity to the region of his youth. It was as though he rejoined his tribe, a peculiar civilization bonded by accent and mannerisms and burdened by racial anxiety. As Wilkie writes, Southerners have staunchly resisted assimilation since the Civil War, taking an almost perverse pride in their role as "spiritual citizens of a nation that existed for only four years in another century. "Wilkie endeavors to make sense of the enormous changes that have typified the South for more than four decades. Full of beauty, humor, and pathos, Dixie is a story of redemption -- for both a region and a writer.

Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South

by Neil Shirley Saralee Stafford

Far from the picturesque antebellum plantations and meekly repressed slaves of popular mythology, the American South has always had its share of social rebellion. Here, seven accounts of insurrectionary episodes in Southern history are tied together into a larger narrative about the long arc of revolt in the South. Countering images of the region as pacified and universally conservative, this adventurous alternative history covers slave rebellions, stockade burnings, multiracial banditry, labour struggles, prison uprisings, urban riots, and more.

Dixie City Jam (Dave Robicheaux #7)

by James Lee Burke

Dave Robicheaux discovers the remains of a Nazi submarine at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Now Detective Robicheaux has been offered ten thousand dollars to help recover it. But he has an additional problem: someone else wants the submarine recovered and is threatening Robicheaux's family.

Dixie Storms

by Barbara Hall

Fourteen-year-old Dutch Peyton learns about growing up as her family struggles with a crippling drought and a painful past.

Dixie & the Dominion: Canada, the Confederacy, and the War for the Union

by Adam Mayers

Dixie & the Dominion is a compelling look at how the U.S. Civil War was a shared experience that shaped the futures of both Canada and the United States. The book focuses on the last year of the war, between April of 1864 and 1865. During that 12-month period, the Confederate States sent spies and saboteurs to Canada on a secret mission. These agents struck fear along the frontier and threatened to draw Canada and Great Britain into the war.During that same time, Canadians were making their own important decisions. Chief among them was the partnership between Liberal reformer George Brown and Conservative chieftain John A. Macdonald. Their unlikely coalition was the force that would create the Dominion of Canada in 1867, and it was the pressure of the war - with its threat to the colonies’ security - that was a driving force behind this extraordinary pact.

Dixie Wants an Allergy

by Nancy Cote Tori Corn

It's Dixie's first day of school and some of her classmates are sharing details about their various allergies. Bridget tells of her wheat allergy and how she gets to order a special meal from restaurants. Dixie thinks that must be a really special meal! And Charlie had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance once due to his dairy allergy. Dixie thinks that must have been thrilling! Even Hannah gets to wear a fashionable bracelet due to her peanut allergy. Dixie races home and begins to eagerly search for the slightest sign of an allergy. After many failed attempts, Dixie discovers that she is allergic to something after all. But is getting what you wish for actually as exciting as it once appeared?Dixie Wants an Allergy provides a comical and engaging approach for children who are beginning to learn about and who are coping with allergies-and who also have trouble finding what makes them unique. Corn's playful text and Cote's inviting illustrations encourage children to accept those with differences while learning that wanting what others have is not always a good idea. For ages 3 to 6, and a good addition to any preschool or Kindergarten classroom for read-aloud time. This book not only introduces children to the realities of allergies, which many of their peers will have, but also teaches the important lesson of being careful what you wish for.

The Dixie Widow (House of Winslow, #9)

by Gilbert Morris

After losing her husband during the Civil War, Belle Wickham's blind hatred for the North compels her to live with her Winslow relatives in order to spy for the Confederacy.

Dixon, Illinois

by Bob Gibler

This fascinating new addition to the Images ofAmerica series offers a glimpse into the uniquehistory of Dixon, Illinois, with the use of over 200 historic photographs. In the spring of 1830, John Dixon settled with his family near the Rock River in Northern Illinois. Dixon, Illinois, soon grew as men crossed the river here on their way to work in the mines at Galena. In 1832, the Black Hawk War brought a number of now-famous men to this remote outpost of civilization. Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Robert Anderson, Abraham Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis were all here, each of them equally unconscious of future immortal honors. The act of the Illinois General Assembly creating Lee County was approved February 27, 1839, with Dixon officially becoming the county seat on May 31, 1839. Dixon was on its way to fast becoming a central point in Illinois, well known for its industry, beautiful scenery, and the enchantment of the Rock River Valley.

DIY Artisanal Soaps: Make Your Own Custom, Handcrafted Soaps!

by Alicia Grosso

Handmade soap from scratch!Lavender Geranium RibbonSeaweed Salt ScrubOcean Fresh Cream SoapMaking your own luxurious and lovely soaps is easier than you think! With DIY Artisanal Soaps, you'll find everything you need to make all-natural, custom-designed soaps using locally sourced ingredients and beautifully scented essential oils. Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and tips for personalizing your designs, this book guides you through every step of soapmaking, allowing you to create unique bath and home products every time. Learn how to turn your garden or farmers' market finds into beautiful, handcrafted soaps, with invigorating scents like peppermint and rosemary or the summer-inspired pairings of ginger and papaya. You can even customize the fragrances and textures in the recipes to create the perfect product for your skincare needs.Complete with stunning photographs and unique ideas for gifting, packaging, and selling your creations, DIY Artisanal Soaps helps you bring the vibrant colors and scents of nature into your home.

DIY Bedroom Decor

by Tana Smith

Turn your dream bedroom into a reality! Written by popular YouTube style expert Tana Smith, DIY Bedroom Decor teaches you how to personalize your space with all your favorite looks. From an Ombre Painted Canvas and Ribbon Chandelier to Chalkboard Frames and Sequin Curtains, this guide shows you how to create the fabulous room decor crafts that you've spotted in magazines and online on your Tumblr dashboard. With just a few simple tools and Smith's guidance, you'll turn your bedroom into a super cool space your friends will envy. Every page also includes step-by-step photographs that guide you through the process, so you'll never have to worry about how your projects will come out. Filled with easy-to-follow instructions for 50 imaginative ideas, DIY Bedroom Decor helps you transform your current space into the bedroom of your dreams!

DIY Braids

by Sasha Coefield

A modern twist on the classic hairstyle! From a Dutch Braided Headband to a Triple Fishtail Braid, DIY Braids will get you noticed! Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips from popular beauty and fashion expert Sasha Coefield, this book shows you how to create one-of-a-kind hairstyles without ever stepping inside an expensive salon. Sasha shares all her secrets for creating and wearing her braided looks, including how to prep your hair, master traditional techniques, and enhance your look with fun accessories. Whether you're looking for a chic braid for your next shopping trip or a hairstyle that will really impress your date, this guide gives you plenty of gorgeous options for both day and night. Complete with step-by-step photographs so that you can get the perfect look every time, DIY Braids will have you saying goodbye to your hairdresser--and hello to fashion-forward braids at home in no time!

DIY Braids: From Crowns to Fishtails, Easy, Step-by-Step Hair Braiding Instructions

by Sasha Coefield

A modern twist on the classic hairstyle!From a Dutch Braided Headband to a Triple Fishtail Braid, DIY Braids will get you noticed! Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips from popular beauty and fashion expert Sasha Coefield, this book shows you how to create one-of-a-kind hairstyles without ever stepping inside an expensive salon. Sasha shares all her secrets for creating and wearing her braided looks, including how to prep your hair, master traditional techniques, and enhance your look with fun accessories. Whether you're looking for a chic braid for your next shopping trip or a hairstyle that will really impress your date, this guide gives you plenty of gorgeous options for both day and night. Complete with step-by-step photographs so that you can get the perfect look every time, DIY Braids will have you saying goodbye to your hairdresser--and hello to fashion-forward braids at home in no time!

DIY Chalkboard Crafts

by Lizette Schapekahm

The chalkboard isn't just for the classroom anymore!With DIY Chalkboard Crafts, you'll find everything you need to create one-of-a-kind accessories, decorations, and gifts using the latest home decor trend. This fun and original collection features 50 imaginative crafts that you can create using a few essential tools and a splash of chalkboard paint. You'll find simple, step-by-step instructions as well as helpful tips for turning a little bit of paint into stylish crafts that you won't be able to find anywhere else. From bookends and lampshades to cake toppers and ornaments, you'll transform ordinary household items into eye-catching pieces with beautiful chalkboard crafts like:Cake-Silhouette Table RunnerChevron Votive HoldersPaint-Dipped FlowerpotRustic-Wood Menu CardPatriotic LanternsComplete with stunning, full-color photographs and plenty of chalkboard inspiration, the projects in DIY Chalkboard Crafts will show you that this schoolhouse staple is all grown up!

DIY Chalkboard Crafts: From Silhouette Art to Spice Jars, More Than 50 Crafty and Creative Chalkboard-Paint Ideas

by Lizette Schapekahm

The chalkboard isn't just for the classroom anymore!With DIY Chalkboard Crafts, you'll find everything you need to create one-of-a-kind accessories, decorations, and gifts using the latest home decor trend. This fun and original collection features 50 imaginative crafts that you can create using a few essential tools and a splash of chalkboard paint. You'll find simple, step-by-step instructions as well as helpful tips for turning a little bit of paint into stylish crafts that you won't be able to find anywhere else. From bookends and lampshades to cake toppers and ornaments, you'll transform ordinary household items into eye-catching pieces with beautiful chalkboard crafts like:Cake-Silhouette Table RunnerChevron Votive HoldersPaint-Dipped FlowerpotRustic-Wood Menu CardPatriotic LanternsComplete with stunning, full-color photographs and plenty of chalkboard inspiration, the projects in DIY Chalkboard Crafts will show you that this schoolhouse staple is all grown up!

DIY Cocktails

by Marcia Simmons Jonas Halpren

Black Rose, Blood Orange Tequila & Soda, Kentucky Apple Sour: the newest trend in cocktails is creating your own! Now, the editors of DrinkoftheWeek. com have concocted the only guide that teaches you to create your own infallible thirst-quenchers. Using a simple system of basic ratios, you will learn to: Mix new flavor combinations for the perfect new blend using the Flavor Profile Chart as a guideMaster advanced mixology techniques from infusing liquors at home to creating custom-flavored syrupsServe the perfect drink every time, whether it kicks off a rowdy party or winds down a romantic evening!With only nine ratios to master, you'll shake, stir, roll, and build literally thousands of unique and exceptional cocktails. All you need is a good thirst, an active imagination--and this guide!

DIY, Dammit!

by Joselyn Hughes

Doing it yourself always seems so simple. Only 3 steps! Just 5 supplies! Less than 30 minutes! Yeah right.The truth is, craftin' ain't easy. But it also doesn't have to be an exasperating lesson in your own clumsiness.Joselyn Hughes knows the struggle. She's lived it. And now, with DIY, Dammit!, she offers up foolproof craftables that deliver maximum cute with minimal effort. There are easy-to-follow instructions and realistic shortcuts--because waiting for paint to dry is as boring as...well, you know.With Joselyn by your side you'll laugh, learn, and end up with handcrafted creations that will impress your friends, family, and strangers you accost on the street. She's already made all the mistakes, so you don't have to. What are you waiting for? DIY, Dammit!

DIY Dentistry and Other Alarming Inventions

by Andy Riley

Deranged devices and comic contraptions from the highly inventive genius behind the hilarious Book of Bunny Suicides Much like his hero, Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci, bestselling author Andy Riley is not just an artist (or a liar)?he?s an inventor. Imagine, if you will: · The easily assembled Pole-Dancing-Club-in-a- Briefcase for stranded businessmen · Christmas tree ornaments that provide surveillance to instantly tell Santa if you?ve been bad or good · A high-speed police response unit aptly named the Cop Catapult · The Arsehole Trap, which can clear an average size town of arseholes in a single day with its promise of Big Brother auditions Like a twenty-first-century Rube Goldberg on the wrong mix of meds, Andy Riley has created elaborate inventions that are often side-splittingly sociopathic and never short of patently hysterical.

DIY Drone and Quadcopter Projects: A Collection of Drone-Based Essays, Tutorials, and Projects

by The Editors of Make:

Drones, quadcopters, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): whatever they're called, remotely-controlled aircraft have changed the way we see the world, the way we manage crops, the way we sell real estate, and the way we make war. This book contains tutorials about how to understand what drones can do, and projects about how to make your own flying craft, from some of the earliest practitioners in the field.

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