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You Can Stop Humming Now

Author : Daniela Lamas
ISBN : 9780316393188
Genre : Medical
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"Gripping, soaring, inspiring."--Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal For readers of Atul Gawande and Jerome Groopman, a book of beautifully crafted stories about what life is like for patients kept alive by modern medical technology. Modern medicine is a world that glimmers with new technology and cutting-edge research. To the public eye, medical stories often begin with sirens and flashing lights and culminate in survival or death. But these are only the most visible narratives. As a critical care doctor treating people at their sickest, Daniela Lamas is fascinated by a different story: what comes after for those whose lives are extended by days, months, or years as a result of our treatments and technologies? In You Can Stop Humming Now, Lamas explores the complex answers to this question through intimate accounts of patients and their families. A grandfather whose failing heart has been replaced by a battery-operated pump; a salesman who found himself a kidney donor on social media; a college student who survived a near fatal overdose and returned home, alive but not the same; and a young woman navigating an adulthood she never thought she'd live to see -- these moving narratives paint a detailed picture of the fragile border between sickness and health. Riveting, gorgeously told, and deeply personal, You Can Stop Humming Now is a compassionate, uncompromising look at the choices and realities that many of us, and our families, may one day face.
Category: Medical

Side Stepping The Rules

Author : Edward Galluzzi
ISBN : 9781926918310
Genre : Humor
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Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not provides the reader with the gift of laughter from the male perspective as it offers men childish ways for escaping the clutches of the woman who thinks she is Mrs. Right. Quite by accident, it offers women time-tested strategies how to snag their man. First, there was The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider (Warner Books, 1995). Several years later came the parody book, Breaking the Rules: Last-ditch Tactics for Landing the Man of Your Dreams by Laura Banks and Janette Barber (Career Press, 1997). As a parody of The Rules, it offered, "All rules are made to be broken." Now it is time for the sensitive man's point of view in this parody of a parody, Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not. Unlike the previous two books, The Rules and Breaking the Rules, the parody Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not offers men childish ways for escaping the clutches of the woman, even a RB (Rule Breakin') woman, who thinks she is Mrs. Right. Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not provides the sensitive male with 11 manifestos that will serve as countermeasures to the wiles of RB women. No worries mate! If you fail to apply successfully the first manifesto, you still have 10 more chances to fight off those pesky RB women. Even if you are unsuccessful with the first 10 manifestos, the final manifesto, "Sell your house and blend invisibly with the homeless," still provides you-the most pitiful representation of mankind-a way out.For those readers who are inpatient and used cliff notes to float through high school, save yourself time by turning to Chapter 12 now and Consult Your MAN Index. The MAN Index offers you the chance to pinpoint immediately how you will fare with the approaches of a RB woman. The MAN Index is based grossly on an unscientific and nebulous study with the underlying theorem: You are what you eat! Finally, the reader is escorted or forced into the 21st century-depending on whether you now use an abacus or a computer. A glossary of terms is provided that help you understand women in Cyberspace. Don't enter the 21st century without it! About the Author: I began writing little stories for children of friends and relatives that included their personal data about their personal lives. This happened about 15 years before such books became popular commercially. It was these stories that formed the basis of my first children's book, Twelve Upon A Time ... I also wrote a mystery/adventure novel, Mirror, Mirror at 1600 D.C. This political intrigue novel gives you characters in believable relationships bound up in a mystery and an adventure that will keep you speculating throughout the book. After that serious effort, I took a light-hearted approach in this parody book, Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not. This parody provides the reader with the gift of laughter from the male perspective as it offers men childish ways for escaping the clutches of the woman who thinks she is Mrs. Right. Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not provides the sensitive male with 11 manifestos that will serve as countermeasures to the wiles of RB women. No worries mate! Even if you are unsuccessful with the first 10 manifestos, the final manifesto, "Sell your house and blend invisibly with the homeless," still provides you-the most pitiful representation of mankind-a way out.
Category: Humor

No Other Gods

Author : Andrew Collins
ISBN : 1467034533
Genre : Education
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Behind the foreboding walls of Massachusetts Harlowe Institute, scores of mentally impaired patients struggle with daily life, barely getting by on counseling and pills. But, less than an hour away, and as yet unknown to Harlowes afflicted, a champion is on their side. Dr. Jonathan Chastain and a young colleague at a company known as GODS are developing cutting-edge medical techniques holding great promise for the mentally ill. Eventually, GODS new formulations are quietly introduced in clinical trials at Harlowe and other institutions. Dramatic responses across a broad sampling of sick patients shake the medical world. What no one has factored in, however, is the subsequent discovery of unintended consequences of the medicine, patient alterations that scientists heretofore would have judged unimaginable. When word gets out, a mle ensues, as opportunists will observe no bounds in attempts to gain control of the technology. With his small enterprise long on promise but short on capital, Chastain agonizes over the future of his discovery: can he bring to market the brave new methodology or will it merely become a tool in the hands of ill-intentioned politicos?
Category: Education

Inside Flash Mx

Author : Jody Keating
ISBN : UOM:39015054427003
Genre : Computers
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Going beyond the competition, this book offers tutorial-based instruction including advanced Flash topics and extensive ActionScript coverage. "Inside Flash X" employs a comprehensive and advanced approach for designers and developers, addressing the fact that Flash is a designer's tool and a programming environment.
Category: Computers

Making Love Work

Author : John Button
ISBN : 0855002069
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 58.79 MB
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Category: Psychology

The Humming Of Numbers

Author : Joni Sensel
ISBN : 9781429940672
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
File Size : 20.29 MB
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Aidan is poised to take his monastic vows—until a girl enters the abbey, one who hums of the number eleven. Aidan has the ability to hear the humming of numbers, a buzzing energy given off by living things. He is captivated and tormented by the mysterious girl, Lana, who has some unusual abilities of her own. How can he become a monk when his mind is filled with impure thoughts? Before he can begin to sort his feelings out, the Vikings raid. Only Aidan and Lana can save the village from certain, violent death—and only if they learn to trust in their mysterious talents. Joni Sensel's richly imagined new novel is a compelling blend of fantasy and adventure. The Humming of Numbers is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

I D Rather Be Swimming

Author : Joan and Peter Leonard
ISBN : 9781480809475
Genre : Education
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You’d be hard pressed to find anyone more passionate about swimming than Joan and Peter Leonard, who’ve spent most of their lives teaching others how to swim – especially children. This activity-filled guide includes original pictures of Leo the Sea Lion and his friends that can be colored as skills are mastered. Other activities and resources include: • seven essential swimming skills and emphasis on safety, fun, and fitness; • how-to descriptions of all strokes, numerous skills, and many water games; • rhymes accompanying pictures; • progress sheets to track accomplishments; • diary to record swimming thoughts and memories; • access to online video Whether you’re a parent with youngsters, an adolescent seeking to improve skills and learn new ones, or an adult who never learned how to swim, this guide will help you or loved ones progress while being safe, having fun, and being active in the process. With the right attitude and practice, anyone can move forward and say with confidence, joy, and love of the water – “I’d rather be swimming!”
Category: Education

The Silver Linings Playbook

Author : Matthew Quick
ISBN : 9780330504614
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 24.46 MB
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Pat Peoples knows that life doesn't always go according to plan, but he's determined to get his back on track. After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, Pat is staying with his parents and trying to live according to his new philosophy: get fit, be nice and always look for the silver lining. Most importantly, Pat is determined to be reconciled with his wife Nikki. Pat's parents just want to protect him so he can get back on his feet, but when Pat befriends the mysterious Tiffany, the secrets they've been keeping from him threaten to come out . . . The Silver Linings Playbook has been adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.
Category: Fiction

Ed Says U Said

Author : June Alexander
ISBN : 9781849053310
Genre : Self-Help
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Explains the kind of communication problems that can happen between someone suffering from an eating disorder and their caretakers, physicians, and counselors.
Category: Self-Help

By Southern Playwrights

Author : Michael Bigelow Dixon
ISBN : UOM:39015037351619
Genre : Drama
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Playwrights from the South have always figured largely in the Actors Theatre of Lousiville's contribution of new work to the repertoire of American dramatic literature. What better way to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Humana New Festival of American Plays.
Category: Drama