Design, DIY, and computer-controlled fabrication are a powerful combination for making high-quality customized things. Written by the founders of the architecture, design, and research firm Filson and Rohrbacher, this book takes you through the basics of CNC fabrication, the design process, production, and construction of your own furniture designs
"The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making" is an A-Z primer on all things soap making. Written by About.com soap making expert David Fisher, this easy-to-use book will guide you through everything you need to know from necessary ingredients, tools, and safety requirements to soap making methods, including: melt and pour, hand milling, cold process, and hot process… Each of the chapters focuses on a specific method, demonstrating basic process, decorative techniques, recipes, and related products such as scrubs, bath bombs, and liquid soaps. You'll also find a section on how to formulate original recipes, plus guidance on storage and ideas for packaging… "
Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Las Vegas, including top resorts and casinos, nightclubs and restaurants, and excursions to Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth
"A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives. After two three-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural Mississippi, law enforcement pursued and convicted two innocent men: Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks. Together they spent a combined thirty years in prison before finally being exonerated in 2008. Meanwhile, the real killer remained free. [This book] recounts the story of how the criminal justice system allowed this to happen, and of how two men, Dr. Steven Hayne and Dr. Michael West, built successful careers on the back of that structure. For nearly two decades, Hayne, a medical examiner, performed the vast majority of Mississippi's autopsies, while his friend Dr. West, a local dentist, pitched himself as a forensic jack-of-all-trades. Together they became the go-to experts for prosecutors and helped put countless Mississippians in prison. But then some of those convictions began to fall apart. Here, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington tell the haunting story of how the courts and Mississippi's death investigation system— a relic of the Jim Crow era— failed to deliver justice for its citizens. The authors argue that bad forensics, structural racism, and institutional failures are at fault, raising sobering questions about our ability and willingness to address these crucial issues."
Fire has brought humans together for millennia. The cozy warmth of the hearth and the adventure of the campfire draw the same attention today as they did 100 years ago. Part how-to, part history of fire, Building Wood Fires is an essential guide for anyone with a fireplace, backyard fire pit, or love of camping. Outdoor journalist and wilderness expert Annette McGivney shares years of expertise, providing tips from whereto build your fire pit to how to roast the perfect marshmallow and helpful diagrams to demonstrate essential techniques
"Find the Italy of your dreams— eat home-made pasta in an unmarked family-run trattoria, avoid the lines at the classic museums and sights, stay on a centuries-old Tuscan farm, and discover which boutiques hold the real treasures. Our authors have personally visited every hotel, shop, restaurant, attraction and nightspot listed in this book— and hundreds more— to better guide you on the trip of a lifetime."
"This is London advice the way a friend would give it to you: fiercely opinionated, funny, and brimming not only with advice about what to see and do, but also what's not worth your time. Whether you want to see Big Ben or the Harry Potter studios, Trafalgar Square or the V&A, London is a city with an overwhelming number of attractions, lodgings, restaurants, museums, and shops. Author Jason Cochran is the guide you want to have a pint with, bringing culture and history to life with wit and plain talk— it feels like he's right there with you. Whether your budget is large or tight, you'll see London like a local— something many guides claim but none do as well as this one. Cochran was awarded Best Guidebook of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers in a previous edition. Frommers EasyGuide to London, still overseen by the series creator, Arthur Frommer, is fully updated yearly, has large easy-to-read type, and contains: •16 pages of color photos, plus dozens more photos throughout the book; •tube stops for every listing to help you navigate ancient streets quickly, plus a comprehensive section on strategies for the Underground; •brilliant walking tours spanning the city, with maps; •what's free, what's good for kids, what's authentic, what's new; •area maps marked with attractions, restaurants, and hotels, plus a London Tube map; •interior maps of Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, and the British Museum; •smart itineraries, including for families and short stays; •newly expanded attractions recommendations; •a section just on the city's greatest pubs; •insightful tips for navigating London's customs and culture; •smart reviews of attractions, nightlife, hotels, restaurants and shops in all price ranges using the Frommer's star rating system; •a surprising section on overrated attractions that aren't worth your time; •a whole section on great daytrips, including Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Windsor, and the setting for Downton Abbey; •PLUS! A handy pull-out, indexed map of London for touring on the go."
Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, understanding the laws that govern your work is critical to success. But given the often convoluted terminology that surrounds patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights, this isn't easy. This book explains what legal rights apply to your work, the scope of copyright protection, includes an overview of trademark law, what the law protects and much more
"Quickbooks makes it easy to manage your small business accounting. This all-in-one guide gets you up and running with QuickBooks 2018 and provides you with a reference you'll use for all the information you need in one handy spot! Save time by learning to plan and set up on QuickBooks, use Cloud Storage, invoice customers, pay vendors, manage cash and bank accounts, protect your data, and much more."
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding
"During the week of October 24, 2016, Hillary Clinton was decisively ahead of Donald Trump in most polls. Then FBI Director James Comey sent his infamous letter to Congress on October 28, saying the bureau was investigating additional emails potentially relevant to the Hillary Clinton email case. Lost in the immediate media firestorm was any thoughtful analysis of the long, complex— and in many ways, hidden— narrative that brought Comey to this irreversible moment. Now, in this losely reasoned account, Lanny J. Davis shows how Comey's misguided announcement swung a significant number of voters away from Clinton, winning Trump an Electoral College victory— and the presidency. Drawing on sources in the intelligence community and Justice Department, Davis challenges Comey's legal rationale for opening a criminal investigation of Clinton's email practices, questions whether Comey received sufficient Justice Department oversight, and cites the odd clairvoyance of Trump ally Rudolph Giuliani, who publicly predicted an "October surprise" was coming. Davis then proves, state by state, using authoritative polling data, how voter support for Clinton dropped after the Comey letter was made public, especially in key battleground states. Despite so many other issues in the election— Trump's behavior, the Russian hacking, Clinton's campaign missteps— after the October 28 Comey letter, everything changed. American history took a surprising turn. In his final chapter, Davis makes a strong case that an impeachment investigation of President Trump must be begun by the U.S. House of Representatives and that serious consideration should also be given to removal of Trump under the Twenty-Fifth Amendment in light of evidence of mental instability that raises the question whether he can safely discharge his duties and powers as President."
"A leading proponent of a bold new approach to slowing aging details the fast-developing science of longevity— and the steps we can take— at any age— to live well for longer… We all know that we age— but do you know exactly how, and why? And do you wonder what you can do— whatever your age— to slow the process so you can live well, for longer? This book comprehensively answers these questions. Medical doctor and polymath scientist Kris Verburgh illuminates the biological mechanisms that make our bodies susceptible to heart attacks, strokes, dementia, diabetes, and other aging-related diseases. We learn about the crucial role of poorly functioning mitochondria, shortened telomeres, proteins and carbohydrates, and more. Having explained the aging process at work, Dr. Verburgh then provides the tools we need to slow it down: his scientifically backed Longevity Staircase. This simple yet innovative step-by-step method offers better health and a longer life span through nutrition— currently our best defense in the fight against aging and disease. And with each passing day, advances in biotechnology— once the stuff of science fiction— are emerging as part of the 'longevity code.' Dr. Verburgh discusses how new types of vaccines, mitochondrial DNA, CRISPR proteins, and stem cells may help us slow and even reverse aging— now and in the future."
"You've met the extra woman: she's sophisticated, she lives comfortably alone, she pursues her passions unabashedly, and— contrary to society's suspicions— she really is happy. Despite multiple waves of feminist revolution, today's single woman is still mired in judgment or, worse, pity. But for a brief exclamatory period in the late 1930s, she was all the rage. A delicious cocktail of cultural history and literary biography, The Extra Woman transports us to the turbulent and transformative years between suffrage and the sixties, when, thanks to the glamorous grit of one Marjorie Hillis, single women boldly claimed and enjoyed their independence. Hillis, the pragmatic daughter of a Brooklyn preacher, was poised for reinvention when she moved to the big city to start a life of her own. Gone were the days of the flirty flapper; ladies of Depression-era New York embraced a new icon: the independent working woman. Hillis was already a success at Vogue when she published a radical self-help book in 1936: Live Alone and Like It: A Guide for the Extra Woman. With Dorothy Parker-esque wit, she urged spinsters, divorcées, and 'old maids' to shed derogatory labels and take control of their lives, and her philosophy became a phenomenon. From the importance of a peignoir to the joy of breakfast in bed (alone), Hillis's tips made single life desirable and chic. In a style as irresistible as Hillis's own, Joanna Scutts, a leading cultural critic, explores the revolutionary years following the Live-Alone movement, when the status of these 'brazen ladies' peaked and then collapsed. Other innovative lifestyle gurus set similar trends that celebrated guiltless female independence and pleasure: Dorothy Draper's interior design smash, Decorating Is Fun! transformed apartments; Irma Rombauer's warm and welcoming recipe book, The Joy of Cooking, reassured the nervous home chef that she, too, was capable of decadent culinary feats. By painting the wider picture, Scutts reveals just how influential Hillis's career was, spanning decades and numerous bestsellers. With this vibrant examination of a remarkable life and profound feminist philosophy, Scutts at last reclaims Hillis as the original queen of a maligned sisterhood. Channeling Hillis's charm, The Extra Woman is both a brilliant exposé of women who forged their independent paths before the domestic backlash of the 1950s trapped them behind picket fences, and an illuminating excursion into the joys of fashion, mixology, decorating, and other manifestations of shameless self-love."
"Kick the fastfood habit! This updated edition of Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook has even more batch recipes for busy families on a budget. In today's fast-paced society fast food can easily take the place of good home cooking. With the help of one of the most underused appliances in most people's kitchen— the freezer— anyone can make and preserve about two weeks' worth of delicious home-cooked meals in a matter of hours! Jessica Fisher's Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook Revised and Expanded Edition provides the key to doing so. Fisher serves up more than 250 recipes for delectable breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with the secret weapon of 'batch cooking,' which saves both time and money. This cookbook puts a modern spin on the age-old idea of freezing meals for later, and appeals to today's diverse tastes. You'll find recipes for not only chicken, beef, and pork, but also fish, shellfish, and vegetarian main courses. Fisher also details how to go about using the freezer to its full potential, giving information on the best freezer bags, how to thaw food safely after it has been frozen, and how to make a multi-week meal plan for your family."
Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American writer explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most. Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear." From a base in globalized and sterilized Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Aleppo's secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave, cliff-dives in Oman, celebrates New Year's Eve in Tahrir Square, and, at every turn, discovers a place that matches not at all with its reputation. While politicians and media eagerly stoke the flames of Islamophobia, Valen Levinson crosses borders with abundant humor and humanity. Seeking common ground everywhere, he finds that people who pray differently often laugh the same. And as a young man bar mitzvahed at twenty-one (instead of the usual thirteen), he slowly learns how childish it is to live by decisions and distinctions born of fear
The soul of eating "clean" is consuming food the way nature delivered it, or as close to it as possible. These recipes, from the pages of Clean Eating magazine, allow you to take a creative yet doable approach to cooking— without compromising the integrity of your food
"Slow cooker and one pot meals are the ultimate convenience food. Just fix it and forget it, then enjoy a nourishing meal when everyone gets home. Unfortunately, most slow cooker and one-pot recipes depend on processed, high-carbohydrate ingredients like noodles, potatoes, and other high-glycemic ingredients which aren't allowed on the ketogenic diet. Now you can combine the convenience of slow cooker and one pot recipes with your ketogenic lifestyle! Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals lets you enjoy your slow cooker again without sacrificing your keto diet. This unique cookbook is filled with 100 keto recipes for everything from satisfying soups to quick skillet meals and savory stews. With Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals you'll always be able to get a healthy ketogenic meal on the table without the fuss."
"Sugar is quickly becoming the next health epidemic. Numerous studies have confirmed that sugar is a highly addictive substance with catastrophic effects on our health. Research has shown that drinking a can of soda a day increases the risk of heart attack nearly as much as smoking. Avoiding sugar isn't easy. Sugar lurks in everything from condiments to salad dressing to deli meat. Combine that with the fact that many more foods contain things like starches, fillers, and artificial ingredients which act like sugar in the body, and you've got a perfect storm for lifelong sugar addiction and diminished health. Low-Sugar, So Simple shows you how to get sugar off your plate for good. Popular blogger, Elviira Krebber provides 100 low and no sugar recipes for everything from condiments to main dishes to desserts. You'll learn healthy substitutions for sugar, how to remove stealth sugars, and get the sugar pretenders like starches, fillers, and additives out of your diet. Writtne in the author's trademark approachable style, eating low sugar is easy with several recipes that are quick and have few ingredients."
"Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do. Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most. Large, full-color, close-up photos with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do. Common-sense help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations. Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPhone."
"An eye-opening exploration pf the psychology of eating in today's unprecedented North American pantry of abundance, access, and excess. In [this book], acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Herz, who's been praised for her "ability to cite and explain academic studies in a conversational manner" (Washington Post), uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that influence food consumption— such as why bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats, how our beliefs can affect how many calories we burn, why TV influences how much we eat, and how what we see and hear changes how food tastes— and reveals useful techniques for improving our experience of food, such as how aromas can help curb cravings and tips on how to resist repeated trips to the buffet table. Why You Eat What You Eat presents our relationship to food as a complicated recipe, whose ingredients— taste, personality, and emotions— combine to make eating a potent and pleasurable experience. Herz weaves curious findings and compelling facts into a narrative that tackles important questions, revealing how psychology, neurology, and physiology shape our relationship with food, and how food alters the relationship we have with ourselves and each other."
"Frustrated with her traditional workplace, Carrie Kerpen started her own company— and transformed it into a pioneering global firm. Now in Work It, Kerpen and her 'advisory board' of fifty powerful women share their tips to help you make your aspirations a reality. Packed with lessons and stories from Sheryl Sandberg, Aliza Licht, Reshma Saujani, and more, this inspiring book reveals counterintuitive secrets to excelling in work and life, including : why you should ditch your five-year plan to build a killer career for yourself, how and when to use work 'superpowers' versus 'pay-to-play' skills, [and] why women must stop criticizing one another and leverage their collective power. With advice on everything from mastering social media to navigating office politics and finding work/life balance, Work It arms every woman with the confidence and skills to achieve success and happiness on her own terms."
Like a wooden security blanket that Americans reach for when times get tough, the log cabin has endured as a uniquely American symbol of home and hearth. This strain of cabin fever is no fleeting trend: It has struck at regular intervals since the early 1900s, when log cabin vacations first became an option for an increasingly mobile America. Now the cozy cabin aesthetic is found, like a collective fantasy, in every corner of our national culture. But how did it all begin? This is an image-driven history of log cabins in America. Exploring the log cabin's hidden past, this book draws on colonial diaries and journalistic accounts, as well as paintings, illustrations, and graphics to show how the log cabin— once derided as a poor immigrant's hovel— became an American institution and a modern ambition. Bursting with quirk, charm, and fascinating trivia, [this book] is the perfect companion for cabin dwellers, vacationers, and daydreamers alike
Official Social Security Administration Answers to 100 Frequently Asked Questions About Retirement
"For most Americans, Social Security is their largest financial asset, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and indexed against increases in the cost of living. It is also an incredibly complicated program, with 2,728 core rules and thousands of codicils. As a result, Americans lose billions of dollars a year in unclaimed benefits. This money that we have earned and are entitled to, that is lost forever. If you are thinking about retirement, you'll want to know how much you can expect to get from Social Security, and what you can do to maximize your benefit. The information contained in this book is "Official" because it comes directly from the Social Security website and publications. The editor has sifted through many thousands of pages of SSA publications to find the answers to the most important questions you may have, and organizes and presents them here in a useful and coherent manner. THIS BOOK IS NOT published, authorized, or endorsed by the Social Security Administration."
"A must-have cookbook featuring 150 delicious, one-pot recipes, including dump recipes, that can be made easily in everything from slow cookers to skillets to casseroles. Using just one vessel, cooks can make delicious, easy meals that are lifesavers for busy families."
"On Thursday, December 15, 1994, Joann Katrinak and her three-month-old son, Alex, went missing from their Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, home. Four months later, when their bodies were found in a lonely patch of woods, the police would launch a three-year investigation leading to the arrest of Patricia Lynne Rorrer— a young mother who had never met either victim— as the monster responsible. In Pennsylvania's first use of mitochondrial DNA in a criminal case, Patricia Rorrer was quickly tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. But did the jury make the right decision? Is Patricia Rorrer truly guilty? As new evidence continues to surface, including allegations of evidence tampering, that question requires an answer even more. With a subject matter and storytelling style reminiscent of the hit podcast Serial, Convenient Suspect will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The book reveals information never before made public— information gathered directly from more than 10,000 official documents, including Pennsylvania State Police reports, FBI files, forensic lab results, and the 6,500-page trial transcript. After four years of intensive research, countless interviews with those involved, and hundreds of letters, phone calls, and personal visits with Patricia Rorrer, the truth about the evidence used to convict her can finally be revealed."
"You already know the one thing the paleo movement, the revolutionary Whole 30 diet, and plant-based eaters all agree on: Eating dairy-free! That's because this one simple change has the power to resolve most of your symptoms and prevent a number of illnesses. For millions of people, simply cutting out milk and other dairy products resolves most, if not all, of their symptoms and helps to reduce the risk of many common health concerns, including allergies, skin conditions, and even cancer. And it need not be daunting. Eat Dairy Free is the cookbook you've been craving for your everyday, dairy-free diet. From Alisa Fleming, author of the bestselling dairy-free guide and cookbook Go Dairy Free, her new book dives deeper into breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and healthier desserts that fulfill and nourish. This practical collection is stuffed with more than 100 satisfying yet nutritious dairy-free recipes. Every bite contains easy-to-find, budget-friendly whole foods, and each dish has been tested and approved by both kids and adults. Completely free of milk, including casein, whey, and lactose, its recipes are safe for those with milk allergies and other dairy-related health issues. And for those with further special diet needs, there are also fully tested gluten-free and egg-free options, as well as many soy- and nut-free dishes. Eat Dairy Free even includes menu plans for busy weekdays, make-ahead meals, and entertaining. Inside, discover delectable foods such as: Chocolate Banana Split Muffins Southwestern Sunrise Tacos Peanut Power Protein Bars New England Fish Chowder Sous Chef's Salad Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes Shake 'n' Bake Buttermylk Chicken Mushroom Pesto Pizza Strawberry Cheese Shakes Mylk Chocolate Cupcakes Live well and eat dairy-free!"
What do you do when the reputation you've built over decades is destroyed in a day? In the court of public opinion, you're rarely innocent until proved guilty, and your enemies don't have to play by the rules. Sitrick reveals the secrets that have made him America's preeminent crisis communications expert. You'll see how the PR legend and his team guided clients like the estate of Michael Jackson and Papa John's Pizza through the media-fueled fires of scandal, while helping others, like Roy Disney and the filmmakers who exposed the Russian Olympic doping scandal, achieve justice. You'll learn Sitrick's Ten Rules of Engagement and his thoughts on "no comment," social media, and more
"From featured "next-generation thought leader" on Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul 100 and #1 New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein comes a clear, proactive, step-by-step program to rid yourself of the tendency to judge yourself and others, and find your way back to true healing and oneness. Judgment— both being judged and judging others— is the core of our discomfort. While it's powerful, judgment isn't complicated. It's simply the separation from oneness. The moment we see ourselves as separate we detour into a false belief system that is out of alignment with our true nature. That separation, often a reflection of our own insecurities projected onto others, keeps us feeling alienated and alone. The Judgment Detox is an interactive process that calls on spiritual principles from the text A Course in Miracles, Kundalini yoga, meditation, EFT, and metaphysical teachings, allowing us to release the beliefs that hold us back from living a better life. Gabby has demystified these principles to make them easy to apply and commit to. The six steps include: •witness your judgment without judgment; •honor the wound; •put love on the alter; •see for the first time; •cut the cords; •bring your shadows to light. This step-by-step process offers a path to true healing, oneness, and a deeper connection to the universe and those around us."
The author of the best-selling Just Bento Cookbook is back with hundreds of delicious new Japanese-lunchbox-style recipes including many low-carb, vegetarian, and vegan options— that can be made quickly and without a lot of fuss. The passion for bento boxes shows no signs of letting up. Leading the way in popularizing these compact and portable boxed meals has been Makiko Itoh, blogger extraordinaire and author of the perennial bestseller, The Just Bento Cookbook. Itoh was instrumental in spreading the word that bentos are perfect for busy adults-on-the-go they don't have to be cute and they dont have to take a lot of planning or prep time in order to be tasty, nutritious, and economical
Sleep is essential to our health but it can be hard to get enough. Here, a seasoned neurologist reveals best practices, realistic approaches, and practical tips to help us all get a better night's rest. He reviews the latest studies, considers technologies and products that can help us, and offers advice for those who suffer from various disorders
The book explores the most desirable interiors, furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period. It features all the iconic designs and designers of the era, with price codes to help value and appraise your mid-century collection. The careers and influence of ground-breaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Lucienne Day, Arne Jacobsen and many others, are described in stand-alone feature pages
No Justice is the harrowing story of Robbie Tolan, who early on one New Year's Eve morning, found himself being rushed to the hospital. A white police officer had shot him in the chest after mistakenly accusing him of stealing his own car… while in his own driveway. In a journey that took nearly a decade, Tolan and his family saw his case go before the United States Supreme Court in a groundbreaking decision, while Tolan struggled with how to put his life back together. Holding him together through this journey was the strength of his mother and father, his faith in God, and an impenetrable belief that he deserved justice like any other American who'd been wronged. No Justice is the story about what happened after the cameras and social media protests went away. Robbie Tolan was left with the physical and mental devastation from having his body violated by someone who was supposed to serve and protect him. His story reminds us that police brutality is not a theoretical talking point in a larger nationwide argument. This story is about Robbie Tolan courageously picking up the pieces of his life, even as he fights for justice for all
"From the author of the widely praised Raising America, an eye-opening exploration of child genius and the parental and societal aspirations that accompany it. Off the Charts casts Americas current obsession with early high achievement in a new light, uncovering its history and offering insights into our ever less playful, increasingly purposeful ethos of childhood. Ann Hulbert examines in depth the lives of sixteen children whose extraordinary accomplishments over the course of a century raised hopes about untapped human potential and questions about how best to nurture it. She probes the changing role of parents and teachers, as well as of psychologists and a curious press. Above all, she delves into the feelings of the prodigies themselves, whose talents inspire ambitions and fears particularly relevant to their historical moment. The moving stories focus in on children who range from the well known— including Norbert Wiener, the future father of cybernetics; the movie superstar Shirley Temple; and the chess champion Bobby Fischer— to the overlooked, among them the African American pianist and composer Philippa Schuyler and two girl authors of the 1920s. Math prodigies, young computer pioneers, and autistic 'prodigious savants' stand out as both models and mold-breakers in an increasingly meritocratic country. Off the Charts also offers an inside look at Lewis Terman's study of high-IQ children, the SAT-based talent search begun decades later at Johns Hopkins, and Amy Chua's Tiger Mother manifesto. In this revelatory book, it is the prodigies who deliver the most valuable messages for an era when parents worry about pushing too hard or too little and experts warn about wasting the brilliant young talents the nation needs."
"Rustic and approachable, Reynaud's favorite meals require just one pan or pot, can be prepared in about ten minutes, and then are left in the oven to bake or on the stovetop to simmer. From the classics, such as coq au vin, pot-au-feu, and côte de boeuf, to more inventive takes on French cuisine, including a wide selection of vegetarian dishes, the more than 150 recipes are built for no-fuss family dinners and elegant yet simple gatherings. In addition to warm, hearty one-pot meals, there are one-pan desserts, such as the ultimate preparation of an apple tart, quick-to-make appetizers, and decadent cheese courses. A richly illustrated guide to French comfort food, One Knife, One Pot, One Dish serves up all of the romance of a classic French bistro or brasserie without demanding hours in the kitchen."
"This picture-driven raw lifestyle book is for busy people who want to improve their health and vitality without having to go 100% raw. It's an easy to use guide that showcases creative yet simple-to-make plant-based recipes, and highlights multiple nutrition-packed superfoods. But more than just a raw food guide, Raw and Radiant includes chapters on functional fitness & beauty, shares the basics of cleansing, and has helpful mind-body connection tips, all important pillars for optimum health. This healthy lifestyle guide is filled with vibrant and inspiring photos to help encourage your lifestyle shifts and food transformations. Summer will give you tools to add radiant plant-based foods into your diet no matter what your present eating style. She wants to inspire you to create your best life ever by making small shifts today that will affect your entire life and generations to come."
"Nutritionist and health expert, Dr. Deanna Minich, introduces a cutting-edge path to attaining physical, mental, and spiritual health through colorful whole foods and natural supplements. This is an easy-to-follow guide to the food and supplements we need to achieve an inner rainbow of optimal health."
"You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in France. With this guide, you'll explore sleepy villages, romantic hill towns, and cosmopolitan cities, including Paris, Avignon, and Nice. Climb the Eiffel Tower, wander world-renowned museums, and dine at sidewalk cafés. Then escape to the sunny countryside, where you can explore castles of all shapes and sizes or pedal your way from village to vineyard. With its Swiss-like Alps, Italian-style Riviera, and Germanic Alsace, France offers Europe's greatest variety. A good vin rouge is never more than a stroll away. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket."
"You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Germany. This guidebook takes you from fairy-tale castles, alpine forests, and quaint villages to the energetic Germany of today. Get the details on cruising the romantic Rhine or summiting the Zugspitze. Have a relaxing soak at a Black Forest mineral spa or take an exhilarating summer bobsled ride in the Bavarian Alps. Flash back to Berlin's turbulent past at Checkpoint Charlie; then celebrate the rebirth of Dresden and its glorious Frauenkirche. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around Germany by train, bus, and car."