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America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the F...
by Steven Brill

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English

Pages

530

Publication Date

January 05, 2015

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> NOTABLE BOOK • </b><i>America’s Bitter Pill</i> is Steven Brill’s acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing—and failing to change—the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. It’s a fly-on-the-wall account of the titanic fight to pass a 961-page law aimed at fixing America’s largest, most dysfunctional industry. It’s a penetrating chronicle of how the profiteering that Brill first identified in his trailblazing<i> Time</i> magazine cover story continues, despite Obamacare. And it is the first complete, inside account of how President Obama persevered to push through the law, but then failed to deal with the staff incompetence and turf wars that crippled its implementation. <br />  <br /> But by chance <i>America’s Bitter Pill</i> ends up being much more—because as Brill was completing this book, he had to undergo urgent open-heart surgery. Thus, this also becomes the story of how one patient who thinks he knows everything about healthcare “policy” rethinks it from a hospital gurney—and combines that insight with his brilliant reporting. The result: a surprising new vision of how we can fix American healthcare so that it stops draining the bank accounts of our families and our businesses, and the federal treasury.<br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>Praise for <i>America’s Bitter Pill</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “A tour de force . . . a comprehensive and suitably furious guide to the political landscape of American healthcare . . . persuasive, shocking.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i> </b><br />  <br /> “An energetic, picaresque, narrative explanation of much of what has happened in the last seven years of health policy . . . [Brill] has pulled off something extraordinary.”<b><i>—The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br />  <br /> “A thunderous indictment of what Brill refers to as the ‘toxicity of our profiteer-dominated healthcare system.’ ”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “A sweeping and spirited new book [that] chronicles the surprisingly juicy tale of reform.”<b>—<i>The Daily Beast</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> “One of the most important books of our time.”<b>—Walter Isaacson</b><br />  <br /> “Superb . . . Brill has achieved the seemingly impossible—written an exciting book about the American health system.”<b>—<i>The</i> <i>New York Review of Books</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Fat Bombs: 60 Best, Delicious Fat Bomb Recipes You Absolutely Hav...
by Mark Evans

Language

English

Pages

172

Publication Date

November 05, 2017

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<p>You’ve tried everything but you still haven’t achieved your ideal weight – diet pills, fad diet plans, slimming tea, slimming coffee, even medical procedures – to no avail. You’d be surprised that losing weight is not about depriving yourself from the food you love to eat, or taking diet pills, drinking tea or coffee, or liposuction.</p><p>The key is in eating right! No need to starve! No need to follow fad diets!</p><p>Lose weight with <strong><em>fat bombs</em></strong>!</p><p>This book offers the following so you can finally shed off those excess pounds:</p><ul><li>Learn about what ingredients to use to make healthy fat bombs.</li><li>Get information on the health benefits of fat bomb recipes.</li><li>Learn to use the principles of ketosis to lose weight.</li><li>Guide to easy-to-do fat bomb recipes, which includes nutrition information that will help you lose weight and maintain your ideal weight.</li><li>Alternative fats and sweeteners to use to make healthy fat bombs dishes.</li></ul><p><strong>Grab this book and start making these delicious yet healthy fat bombs today!</strong></p>
Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race against Time and Texas t...
by Brian W. Stolarz

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

October 04, 2016

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<div><B>A <I>Washington Post</I> bestseller!<BR><BR>A chilling and compassionate look at how close an innocent man was to being put death with a foreword by Sister Helen Prejean, author of <I>Dead Man Walking.</I></B><BR><BR>What is worse than having a client on Death Row in Texas? Having a client on Death Row in Texas who is innocent and not knowing if you will be able to stop his execution in time. <br /><BR><I>Grace and Justice on Death Row: A Race Against Time to Free an Innocent Man</I> tells the story of Alfred Dewayne Brown, a man who spent over twelve years in prison (ten of them on Texas’ infamous Death Row) for a high-profile crime he did not commit, and his lawyer, Brian Stolarz, who dedicated his career and life to secure his freedom. The book chronicles Brown’s extraordinary journey to freedom against very long odds, overcoming unscrupulous prosecutors, corrupt police, inadequate defense counsel, and a broken criminal justice system. The book examines how a lawyer-client relationship turned into one of brotherhood.<br /><BR><I>Grace And Justice On Death Row</I> also addresses many issues facing the criminal justice system and the death penalty – race, class, adequate defense counsel, and intellectual disability, and proposes reforms. <br /><BR>Told from Stolarz’s perspective, this raw, fast-paced look into what it took to save one man’s life will leave you questioning the criminal justice system in this country. It is a story of injustice and redemption that must be told.<BR></div>
Ich mache mich selbständig: Von der Geschäftsidee zur erfolgrei...
by Norbert Winistörfer

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German

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Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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Sie wollen sich den Traum vom eigenen Unternehmen erfüllen und sich erfolgreich im Markt etablieren? Dann brauchen Sie dieses Profihandbuch mit umfangreichem Download-Angebot als zuverlässigen und kompetenten Begleiter. Schritt für Schritt und mit vielen Insidertipps führt Sie der Autor von der ersten Idee bis zum ausgefeilten Businessplan. - Marktanalysen erstellen, Geschäfts- und Marketingstrategie entwickeln - Die geeignete Rechtsform wählen - Steuern und Versicherungen optimieren - Finanzierung planen und gegenüber Kreditgebern richtig auftreten Besonders hilfreich sind die über 60 Checklisten, Infoblätter und Vorlagen, die online zum Downloaden bereitstehen. Diese lassen sich einfach an Ihr Business anpassen und sparen Ihnen viel Arbeit. Über die aktuellen Links kommen Sie ganz direkt zu weiteren Informationen. So geschäften Sie professionell und erfolgsorientiert ab dem Start.
The Dance of Fear: Rising Above Anxiety, Fear, and Shame to Be Yo...
by , William Morrow

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

May 19, 2017

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<b>Summary:</b><br />Unhappiness, says bestselling author Harriet Lerner, is fueled by three key emotions: anxiety, fear, and shame. They are the uninvited guests in our lives. When tragedy or hardship hits, they may become our constant companions.<br />Anxiety can wash over us like a tidal wave or operate as a silent thrum under the surface of our daily lives. With stories that are sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking, Lerner takes us from "fear lite" to the most difficult lessons the universe sends us. We learn:<ul><li>how a man was "cured in a day" of the fear of rejection -- and what we can learn from his story<br /> </li><li>how the author overcame her dread of public speaking when her worst fears were realized<br /> </li><li>how to deal with the fear of not being good enough, and with the shame of feeling essentially flawed and inadequate<br /> </li><li>how to stay calm and clear in an anxious, crazy workplace<br /> </li><li>how to manage fear and despair when life sends a crash course in illness, vulnerability, and loss<br /> </li><li>how "positive thinking" helps -- and harms<br /> </li><li>how to be our best and bravest selves, even when we are terrified and have internalized the shaming messages of others</li></ul>No one signs up for anxiety, fear, and shame, but we can’t avoid them either. As we learn to respond to these three key emotions in new ways, we can live more fully in the present and move into the future with courage, clarity, humor, and hope. <i>Fear and Other Uninvited Guests</i> shows us how.<br /><br /><b>Review</b><br />“Powerful mind-medicine.” (Martha Beck, O, The Oprah Magazine)<br /><br />“This spirit-lifting book leaves the reader braver, wiser and laughing. Lerner’s advice is the best you will find.” (Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction)<br /><br />“A flat-out life-changing book.” (Betty Carter, M.S.W. Director Emerita, Family Institute of Westchester, New York)<br /><br /><b>About the Author</b><br />Harriet Lerner was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the second of two daughters. Her parents, Archie and Rose Goldhor, were both children of Russian-Jewish immigrant parents. They were high school graduates who wanted their daughters to "be someone" at a time when women were only supposed to "find someone."<br /><br />"Achievement was next to Godliness for my sister, Susan, and me." Harriet notes. "My father would talk about ‘My daughters the doctors’ while we were still in our strollers." <br /><br />Growing up, Harriet and Susan spent weekends at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum. "These places were free and just a subway token away."<br /><br />Lerner's mother had an unwavering belief in her daughters and strong principles about how to raise children. In Harriet's words:<br /><br />"Even during the hardest economic times my mother, Rose, made sure that Susan and I had four things that she believed were essential to our later success:<br /><br />1. Good shoes (I don't mean stylish)<br />2. A firm, quality mattress<br />3. A top pediatrician (none other than Doctor Benjamin Spock);<br />4. A therapist<br /><br />Unlike other parents of the day who considered therapy to be a last resort of the mentally ill, my mother thought it was a learning experience. She put me in therapy before I was three, after obtaining a health insurance policy that provided weekly therapy sessions for one dollar. I later joked that my mother would send me to a therapist if I came home from school with anything less than a B plus. I was exaggerating, but only a little bit. "<br /><br />Her mother's belief in therapy undoubtedly contributed to Lerner's career choice. She decided to become a clinical psycho [...]
The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality
by Angus Deaton

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English

Pages

362

Publication Date

September 22, 2013

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<p>The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In <i>The Great Escape</i>, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning 250 years ago, some parts of the world experienced sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's disproportionately unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind.</p><br /> <p>Deaton describes vast innovations and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, pest control, vaccinations, and clean water on the one hand, and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the other. He examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality. He also considers how economic growth in India and China has improved the lives of more than a billion people. Deaton argues that international aid has been ineffective and even harmful. He suggests alternative efforts--including reforming incentives to drug companies and lifting trade restrictions--that will allow the developing world to bring about its own Great Escape.</p><br /> <p>Demonstrating how changes in health and living standards have transformed our lives, <i>The Great Escape</i> is a powerful guide to addressing the well-being of all nations.</p>
Fear of Flying Solo: Recovery from Divorce
by Marsha Vaughn

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English

Pages

127

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<strong>Are you newly, shockingly divorced? </strong><br /><br />You bought the “til death do us part” thing. Now you are alone, and perhaps you feel unlovable? <br /><br />Is being single overwhelming, scary, and totally not what you want? <br /><br />Are you freaked out about ever getting your life back together? <br /><br />Do you ask yourself, “Where do I start?” every day; then take a few steps and give up when the grief or panic overtakes you?<br /><br />Marsha Vaughn, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Life Coach with 20+ years’ experience working with people’s relationships, lost her own marriage after 15 years. She knows first-hand how to find your love again and can take you step-by-step through the process. <br /><br />In this book, Marsha will teach you:<br /><ul><li>How to manage this transition</li><br /><li>How to prioritize all of your overwhelming to dos</li><br /><li>Who and how to ask for help or support</li><br /><li>What to do about sex and dating</li><br /><li>How to find your joy again</li><br /><li>Techniques and practices to carry you forward toward your new life </li><ul><br /><br />If you are in this transition in your life and don’t want to do it alone, read this book.<br /></ul></ul>
Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw
by Martin Roth

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

December 15, 2017

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<span><span>As neuroscience continues to reveal the biological basis of human thought and behavior, what impact will this have on legal theory and practice? The emerging field of neurolaw seeks to address this question, but doing so adequately requires confronting difficult philosophical issues surrounding the nature of mind, free will, rationality, and responsibility. In The Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw, Martin Roth claims that the central philosophical issue facing neurolaw is whether we can reconcile the conception of ourselves as free, rational, and responsible agents with the conception of ourselves as complex bio-chemical machines. Roth argues that we can reconcile these conceptions. To show this, Roth develops and defends an account of free will that identifies free will with the capacity to respond to rational demands, and he argues that this capacity is at the foundation of our thinking about responsibility. Roth also shows how the mind sciences can explain this capacity, thus revealing that a purely physical system can have the kind of free will that is relevant to responsible agency. Along the way, Roth critiques a number of arguments that purport to show that the kind of reconciliation provided is not possible. Roth concludes that though we should rethink our legal system in important ways, both in light of his account of free will and what neuroscience is poised to reveal, neuroscience does not threaten the law’s core commitment to responsible agency.</span></span>
The Slave Across the Street
by , PeggySue Wells

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

January 11, 2010

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*** Wall Street Journal and USA Today best seller! ***<br /><br />While more and more people each day become aware of the dangerous world of human trafficking, most people in the U.S. still believe this is something that happens to foreign women, men, and children--not something that happens to their own.<br /><br />In this powerful true story, Theresa L. Flores shares how her life as an All-American, blonde-haired 15-year-old teenager who could have been your neighbor was enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit. Her story peels the cover off of this horrific criminal activity and gives dedicated activists as well as casual bystanders a glimpse into the underbelly of trafficking. And it all happened while living at home wihtout her parents ever knowing about it. Involuntarily involved in a large underground criminal ring, Ms. Flores endured more as a child than most adults will ever face their entire lives.<br /><br />In this book, Ms. Flores discusses how she healed the wounds of sexual servitude and offers advice to parents and professionals on preventing this from occurring again, educating and presenting significant facts on human trafficking in modern day America.
Inside the Criminal Mind: Revised and Updated Edition
by Stanton Samenow

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges.

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