My Final Forty Days as a Public School Teacher
Author: M. Shannon Hernandez
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
After 15 years in the teaching profession, three gut-wrenching realizations forced M. Shannon Hernandez to recognize that she must leave the career she loved so dearly, or else continue to lose a little piece of her heart and soul every day. You are invited into Hernandez's classroom for the final forty days of her teaching career to understand the urgent need for school reform. This book is not only a love letter to her students, her fellow teachers, and to the reformed public school system she envisions, but also a heartfelt message of hope, encouragement, and self-empowerment for those who feel they are stuck in soul-sucking careers. "Breaking the Silence" is an essential read for each citizen who is seeking a life comprised of more purpose and happiness, as well as parents, teachers, administrators, and policymakers who know our nation's education system is in desperate need of an overhaul.
The Science of Those Without Conscience
Author: Kent A. Kiehl
Publisher: Broadway Books
"In the bestselling tradition of The Psychopath Test and The Sociopath Next Door, a compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths in our lives, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. Kent A. Kiehl, who created the Mind Mobil MRI System to study psychopaths in prison populations, has collected the world's largest repository of forensic neuroscience, with scans of more than five hundred psychopaths and three thousand criminal offenders at eight facilities in several states. Kiehl's research has shown that the brains of psychopaths are structurally different from normal brains, offering new clues to how to predict and treat the disease"--
A Master Class in Winning Championships and Building Dynasties in the NFL
Author: Michael Lombardi
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Category: Sports & Recreation
Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level. From personnel to practice to game-day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football. Why do some NFL franchises dominate year after year while others can never crack the code of success? For 30 years Michael Lombardi had a front-row seat and full access as three titans--Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick--reinvented the game, turning it into a national obsession while piling up Super Bowl trophies. Now, in Gridiron Genius, Lombardi provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and win--and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side time and again. In reality, very few coaches understand the philosophies, attention to detail, and massive commitment that defined NFL juggernauts like the 49ers and the Patriots. The best organizations are not just employing players, they are building something bigger. Gridiron Genius will explain how the best leaders evaluate, acquire, and utilize personnel in ways other professional minds, football and otherwise, won't even contemplate. How do you know when to trade a player? How do you create a positive atmosphere when everyone is out to maximize his own paycheck? And why is the tight end like the knight on a chessboard? To some, game planning consists only of designing an attack for the next opponent. But Lombardi explains how the smartest leaders script everything: from an afternoon's special-teams practice to a season's playoff run to a decade-long organizational blueprint. Readers will delight in the Lombardi tour of an NFL weekend, including what really goes on during the game on and off the field and inside the headset. First stop: Belichick's Saturday night staff meeting, where he announces how the game will go the next day. Spoiler alert: He always nails it. Football dynasties are built through massive attention to detail and unwavering commitment. From how to build a team, to how to watch a game, to understanding the essential qualities of great leaders, Gridiron Genius gives football fans the knowledge to be the smartest person in the room every Sunday.
Author: Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Publisher: Bellwether Media
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Baby hippos are as cute as a button, but theyÕre far from that small size. These newborns enter the world nearly ten times larger than a human baby! But much like humans, these babies spend their first weeks of life bonding with mom. Enjoy the adventures of life as a baby hippo in this fun title.
Take Charge of Your Health (Full Color Version)
Author: Dr Felix Liao Dds,Felix Liao
*This is the FULL COLOR VERSION of the original "Six-Foot Tiger, Three-Foot Cage" book.* Included are full color images of educational slides, graphics, and patient case studies. Do you, or someone you know, live with snoring, teeth grinding, poor sleep, aches and pains, chronic fatigue, moodiness, and other seemingly inexplicable symptoms? Your whole body suffers oxygen deficiency from a clogged airway and poor sleep when your mouth is structurally impaired. Six-Foot Tiger, Three-Foot Cage is the first book EVER to connect the dots between your mouth structure and total health. "Six-foot tiger" is the vicious medical, dental, mood, and financial consequences of a "three-foot cage" - a mouth that's too small for the tongue. Dr. Liao shows you if Impaired Mouth is the start of a domino effect of your (or your patients') persistent, escalating, and costly symptoms. Actual cases illustrate how Holistic Mouth Solutions(TM) can effectively redevelop "three-foot cages" by combining innovative Whole Health approaches with stem-cell-activating oral appliances to produce unexpected and even life-changing improvements. "An Impaired Mouth is the start of a domino effect leading to medical, dental, mental, and financial troubles. Pay attention." - Sally Fallon Morell, President, The Weston A. Price Foundation "Dr. Liao's 6FT3FC shows ingenious ways to solve snoring, sleep apnea, teeth grinding, chronic pain, and fatigue with his novel-yet-sensible Holistic Mouth Solutions." - Steven Y. Park, MD, Author of Sleep Interrupted "A must read for all dentists, medical doctors, and patients." - Simon Yu, MD, Author of Accidental Cure
The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
Author: Michelle Obama
Describes how the First Lady and her daughters planted a vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn as part of an initiative to raise awareness about childhood obesity, and shares gardening tips, recipes, and advice for making healthier food choices.
Author: Tessa Kenan
Publisher: Bumba Books Rain Forest Animal
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Wow, chameleons can change color! How do they do that? Explore the amazing world of rain forest chameleons in this carefully written, lively text. Vivid photos will pique readers' interest while critical thinking questions and a photo glossary teach them the basics of reading nonfiction.
Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
Author: Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends. After all, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (like wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication. Inside you will learn • How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask. • Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea. • Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble–and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble. • How dogs and humans share personality types–and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!” In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships. From the Hardcover edition.
The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums
Author: Nadine Artemis
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
A comprehensive guide to natural, do-it-yourself oral care, Holistic Dental Care introduces simple, at-home dental procedures that anyone can do. Highlighted with fifty-three full-color photos and illustrations, this book offers dental self-care strategies and practices that get to the core of the problems in our mouths--preventing issues from taking root and gently restoring dental health. Based on a "whole body approach" to oral care, Holistic Dental Care addresses the limits of the traditional approach that treats only the symptoms and not the source of body imbalances. Taking readers on a tour of the ecology of the mouth, dental health expert and author Nadine Artemis describes the physiology of the teeth and the sources of bacteria and decay. Revealing the truth about the artificial chemicals in many toothpastes and mouthwashes, Artemis also discusses the harmful effects of mercury fillings and the much safer ceramic filling options that are available. Covering topics that include healthy nutrition, oral care for children, and the benefits of botanical substances and plant extracts for maintaining oral health, Artemis introduces a comprehensive eight-step self-dentistry protocol that offers an effective way to prevent decay, illness, acidic saliva, plaque build-up, gum bleeding, inflammation, and more.
Author: A. J. Whitten
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Meredith Willis is suspicious of Adrien, the new guy next door. When she dares to sneak a look into the windows of his house, she sees something in the cellar that makes her believe that Adrien might be more than just a creep—he may be an actual monster. But her sister, Heather, doesn’t share Meredith’s repulsion. Heather believes Adrien is the only guy who really understands her. In fact, she may be falling in love with him. When Adrien and Heather are cast as the leads in the school production of Romeo and Juliet, to Heather, it feels like fate. To Meredith, it feels like a bad omen. But if she tries to tear the couple apart, she could end up in the last place she’d ever want to be: the cellar. Can Meredith convince her sister that she’s dating the living dead before it’s too late for both of them?
Author: Heian International Inc
Publisher: Heian International Publishing Company
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Children learn about their bodies and how to stay healthy.
Author: Cynthia Chris
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Wildlife films
Tidligere natur- og dyrefilm fokuserede på dyrekernefamilien og den gode forælder. Under indtryk af genrens skift til tv-mediet er fokus nu rettet mod parring, forskelle mellem hanner og hunner og ofte med en tvivlsom henvisning til samme mønstre hos mennesker.
Author: Warwick Deeping
Publisher: Oxford City Press
Category: Literary Collections
Set in England in the 1920's the story is about a father's love, devotion and sacrifice for his beloved son. Captain Sorrell returns from the war to find his wife has left him with sole responsibility for their son Kit. He is forced to take work as a menial which affects both his dignity and his health. Despite many deprivations, Sorrell strives to ensure his son will have the education and opportunities he never had. His efforts pay off and Kit grows up to become a doctor. The book offers captivating insights into English society between the two World Wars.
Presents an 8-step integrative approach for getting and staying pregnant, which focuses on nutrition, lifestyle, removing environmental toxins, and medical screening. Women's health expert Dr. Glenville outlines in detail what may be hindering pregnancy, what you and your partner should be tested for and when, and how to tailor the program to you based on particular factors such as age, medical history, and lifestyle.--From publisher description.
Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects
Author: Lester Packer,Sissi Wachtel-Galor,Choon Nam Ong,Barry Halliwell
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Responding to the increased popularity of herbal medicines and other forms of complementary or alternative medicine in countries around the world, this reference reviews and evaluates various safety, toxicity, and quality-control issues related to the use of traditional and herbal products for health maintenance and disease prevention and treatment. With over 3,550 current references, the book highlights the role of herbal medicine in national health care while providing case studies of widely used herbal remedies and their effects on human health and wellness and the need for the design and performance of methodologically sound clinical trials for the plethora of herbal medicines.
How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby
Author: Lana Asprey
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Category: Health & Fitness
This prenatal guide offers nutrition and environmental advice to reduce toxins in the body and in the home to have a healthier, more intelligent and happier baby that will be less susceptible to allergies, asthma and other issues. Original.
Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Business & Economics
Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics—the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge our view of the way the world really works.
Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side
Author: James Van Praagh
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ghosts, but Were Too Afraid to Ask From a very young age James Van Praagh was aware of a dimension that most of us cannot see, and he has dedicated his life to explaining it to the rest of us. The New York Times bestseller Ghosts Among Us takes us on an incredible journey into the spirit world that brings to light one of our greatest mysteries—what happens to us after we die?