Today's parents need a resource that fits their busy lifestyles, with brief and pointed answers to questions that come up when raising kids. Parenting On-the-Go offers a quick and easy reference for parents of children under six. With more than 100 key issues in succinct entries, it is comprehensive and precise. Elkind draws from his own research and experience for an expertise and sensibility that tackles everything from autism spectrum disorders to taking your kids to the zoo.
Through examinations of specific cases throughout history, crime novelist and former police officer Nigel McCrery explores the gruesome but fascinating history and progress of forensic science around the world.
A broadcast journalist and leading Alzheimer's advocate shares her husband's battle with Alzheimer's disease, examining this devastating condition and its effects on the people who have it and those who care for them.
Overscheduled kids (and parents) complain that homework is pointless busy work without academic value. The truth is, homework helps our kids learn much more than what will be "on the test"--including life skills and learning habits that will help them succeed in a highly competitive job market. These skills include concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-discipline. This practical and parent-friendly book presents a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the stress of everyday routine, getting beyond the daily struggle to harness the true value of homework.
Liza Long is the single mother of a child with an undiagnosed mental disorder. When she heard about the Newtown shooting her first thought was, "What if my son does that someday?" She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy, posted to an online journal. Now, in The Price of Silence she takes a look at how we address mental illness, especially in children, who are funneled through a system of education, mental healthcare, and juvenile detention that leads far too often to prison. In the end she asks one central question: If there's a poster child for cancer why can't there be one for mental illness?
Resonating with our most profound life experiences, this book explains why we trust other people and form lifelong bonds, and why we ignore these connections at our peril. Pinker answers crucial questions about human relationships in a digital age, such as: How important is face-to-face interaction as children develop new skills, when adults fall in love, when they negotiate business transactions, and as they age? How did humans evolve such finely-tuned barometers of trust and betrayal--and do these mechanisms work if you're not face-to-face with your partner? Here Pinker combines compelling human stories with cutting-edge science.
Detailing the emotional and social lives of the Sawtooth Pack, the authors recount wolf behavior rarely documented: grief at the death a pack mate; exuberant play and friendships; excitement over the birth of pups; and the shared role of raising young pack members, teaching them needed skills. They describe the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park and the cascade of positive results that followed. The return of wolves has helped revitalize the park's ecosystem, but the demonization of wolves continues as they struggle to reestablish their foothold in the American West.
The debut cookbook from the Internet expert on making eating cheap dependably delicious. Beth's cookbook proves cutting back on cost does not mean cutting back on taste. Budget Bytes has more than 100 simple, healthy, and delicious recipes. It also contains expert principles for saving in the kitchen--including how to combine inexpensive ingredients with expensive and information to help anyone get acquainted with his or her kitchen and get maximum use out of the freezer.
Everyday Vegan Eats features recipes to make your own plant-based proteins and vegan dairy alternatives, making it easy, delicious, and economical to eat vegan. The book is filled with helpful tips to get the most out of vegan living, how to shop and stock the pantry, and recipes that are soy-free or gluten-free, as well.
This whole grain, low-sugar baking book, filled with 75 recipes for light, moist, and flavorful cakes, pies, scones, cookies, muffins, bars, and breads, proves that baking with healthy ingredients doesn't have to mean sacrificing flavor or texture. These classic baked-good recipes replace sugar with honey, coconut palm sugar, maple syrup, and Sucanat and use oats and whole grains, such as teff, kamut, spelt, buckwheat, einkorn, barley, and whole-wheat flour to make delicious and more nutritious baked treats.
An account of bread, bread baking, and one home baker's journey to master his craft. In 2009 Fromartz traveled to France to work in a boulangerie. So began his quest to hone his homemade baguette and his knowledge of bread, from seed to table. For the next four years, he traveled across the U.S.and Europe perfecting his breads. Along the way, he met historians, millers, farmers, wheat geneticists, sourdough biochemists, and everyone in between, learning about the history of breadmaking, the science of fermentation, and more.
Now more than ever people need some form of advocacy or at least a guide to navigating some of the assaults they encounter when they are at their weakest, most vulnerable, and frightened. In here you will find tools that you can use to provide notification, capture medical information, and otherwise serve you as you deal with the healthcare system.
The Best Things You Can Eat is a book devoted to food rankings, drawing on the latest research on food and nutrition to provide readers with an irresistible compendium of food knowledge--an authoritative, informative, and enlightening go-to resource that pits one food against and another and reveals the most beneficial foods in a variety of categories. If you've always wondered what varieties of apple pack the biggest antioxidant punch or which foods you should rely on when you've got an upset stomach (is ginger ale at the top of the list?), The Best Things You Can Eat has the answers, and even a few surprises.
Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable.
The coming-of-age experience has changed dramatically, with girls maturing sooner than ever. Early puberty is not merely a reflection of physical changes--it's deeply psychological, too, with effects that can put a girl at higher risk for behavioral problems and long-term health challenges. The New Puberty is a guide for parents--as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members. Drs. Greenspan and Deardorff offer strategies for supporting girls entering this complex stage of their lives and provide the roadmap to help young girls move forward with confidence, ensuring their optimal health and happiness for the future.
A companion cookbook to Ballantyne's The Paleo Approach--includes more than 200 recipes using healing foods; offers hundreds of recipe variations; presents food lists, meal plans, and shopping guides; shows how to keep it simple with time-saving tips and kitchen how-tos.
Since her death in 2009, Vivian Maier has become a photographic phenomenon. Her story--thousands of photo negatives and prints found in a storage locker and sold for pennies at auction--has stirred millions around the world. Maier was a private woman who now speaks powerfully through the photographs she took only for herself. This new collection offers readers a chance to follow Maier as she travels the world, including images of France, Italy, Malaysia, Yemen, Puerto Rico, and America.
Fans of DIY projects and crafts will conquer their fear of failure and create their own masterpieces using this fun and inspiring handbook.The number one fear of all creative types--crafters, DIYers, makers, artists--is that failure lurks right around the corner. Crafty blogger Kim Piper Werker urges everyone to pick up their pen or paintbrush or scissors and make something mighty ugly: get that "failure" out of the way. This friendly book offers up a multi-pronged approach to overcoming creative fears through inspiring essays and anecdotes, interviews, exercises and prompts, and sage advice from all over the creative spectrum to help individuals slay their creative demons.
Greil Mrcus selected ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, and then dramatized how each embodies rock 'n' roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out--a new language, something new under the sun.
Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects that those spaces have on them.
An account--in words and pictures--of America's longest war by graphic journalist Ted Rall. Rall traveled deep into Afghanistan--without embedding himself with U.S. soldiers, without insulating himself with flak jackets and armored SUVs--where no one else would go--to see what a decade of U.S. occupation had wrought. Kickstarter funded his effort to publish an online real-time blog of graphic journalism, documenting what was really happening on the ground, filed daily by satellite. This is the result of his reporting, an account of his effort to bring the realities of life in twenty-first-century Afghanistan to the world in the best way he knows how.
Ginger Alden has waited more than three decades to tell the story of her whirlwind romance and engagement to Elvis Presley. She sheds a frank yet personal light on the legend's final year, revealing the man behind the myth.
Brian Catlos puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050-1200, experiencing the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and primitive Christendom began to contest it. We learn about the siege tactics, theological disputes, and poetry of this time. And we see that people of different faiths coexisted far more frequently than we are commonly told.
Relating the story of her unconventional life, the author of the self-help classic "Passages" recounts her challenges and victories as a groundbreaking female journalist in the 1960s, reflects on ambition, and shares her own major life passages.
A biography of the eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Thomas Dent Mütter began his career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the mid-nineteenth century. Although he died at just 48, Mütter was a medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities as the basis of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum.
After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, "What do you know for sure?" Oprah Winfrey began writing the "What I Know For Sure" column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take "stock of her life," Oprah has penned one column a month over the last fourteen years. Now these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in a book packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey.