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    • Love, sex and everything in-between : fact and ficiton from a sexologist
    • What do women want? : adventures in the science of female desire
      What do women want? : adventures in the science of female desire
      Daniel Bergner.
      Critically acclaimed journalist Daniel Bergner disseminates the latest scientific research and paints an unprecedented portrait of female lust: the triggers, the fantasies, the mind-body connection (and disconnection), the reasons behind the loss of libido, and, most revelatory, that this loss is not inevitable. Bergner asks: Are women actually the less monogamous gender? Do women really crave intimacy and emotional connection? Are women more disposed to sex with strangers and multiple pairings than either science or society have ever let on? And is "the fairer sex" actually more sexually aggressive and anarchic than men? While debunking the myths popularized by evolutionary psychology, Bergner also looks at the future of female sexuality. Pharmaceutical companies are pouring billions of dollars to develop a "Viagra" for women. But will it ever be released? Or are we not yet ready for a world in which women can become aroused at the simple popping of a pill? Insightful and illuminating, What Do Women Want? is a deeper exploration of Daniel Bergner's provocative New York Times Magazine cover story; it will spark dynamic debates and discussions for years to come.
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    • Kama sutra : a modern guide to the ancient art of sex
      Kama sutra : a modern guide to the ancient art of sex
      Nitya Lacroix.
      "Sex expert Nitya Lacroix brings an energetic new take to ancient sex techniques and positions in Kama Sutra. This lively and inspirational text offers new and exciting insights into the Kama Sutra's teachings and explores every aspect of a sexual relationship, including sexual attraction, wooing and wowing, foreplay, and arousal. Supercharged erotic photography, supported by beautiful and explicit Indian artworks, illustrates the unique sequences for sensational sex. However, Kama Sutra: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Sex is not just another catalogue of positions: Nitya Lacroix describes seven incredible sexual sequences that demonstrate how the postures described in the Kama Sutra were intended to flow into each other easily and elegantly. This sumptuous yet highly practical guide reinterprets the sexual practices of ancient India for the enjoyment of modern Western lovers, and explains how each sexual position excites and delights men and women in very different ways. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Prairie silence : a memoir
      Prairie silence : a memoir
      Melanie M. Hoffert.
      A rural expatriate's struggle to reconcile family, home, love, and faith with the silence of the prairie land and its people. Hoffert longs for her North Dakota childhood home, with its grain trucks and empty main streets. Like most rural kids, she followed the out-migration pattern to a better life: the prairie is a hard place to stay-- particularly if you are gay. Taking a break from the city to spend a harvest season at her family's farm, Hoffert learns about making peace with faith, and belonging to a place where neighbors are as close as blood but are often unable to share their deepest truths.
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    • Gender hurts : a feminist analysis of the politics of transgenderism
    • Degradation rituals : our sadomasochistic society
    • Keep calm and parent on : a guilt-free approach to raising children by asking more from them and doing less
      Keep calm and parent on : a guilt-free approach to raising children by asking more from them and doing less
      Emma Jenner
      "Designed for children ages 0-7, Keep Calm and Parent On effectivelys put parenting expert Emma Jenner on your shoulder, helping you see your child's behavior objectively. Each chapter opens with a checklist, which is then broken down and explained. There are also handy sidebars throughout the chapters, as well as instructive and memorable quizzes. They also represent a deeper philosophy: if parents are in control, they can enjoy their children more. The book is truly interactive and designed to give parents bite-size takeaways that they can use immediately with their children"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Children of the depressed : healing the childhood wounds that come from growing up with a depressed parent
      Children of the depressed : healing the childhood wounds that come from growing up with a depressed parent
      Shoshana S. Bennett
      "Have you ever wondered, Why am I so negative? or Why is my life so chaotic? Whether or not your parent was ever formally diagnosed with depression, you've probably always known there was something different about your upbringing. And even though you've grown up and moved on, you may still feel the after-effects of living with your parent's illness. In Children of the Depressed, a depression expert helps adult children understand and overcome common problems that stem from growing up with a depressed parent, such as poor communication skills and negative self-talk. Using skills and practices rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you will learn to shed the old dynamics and ways of thinking that have been weighing you down and keeping you from enjoying healthy relationships and the life you deserve. Most books on depression only focus on getting help for the depressed person. This book is written for you, the adult child of parents with who have struggled with depression. You need emotional healing after a dysfunctional childhood, and most importantly-you need an opportunity for your voice to be heard. You don't have to become stuck in the past. By identifying and recognizing the feelings you experienced at a young age, you will start laying the groundwork for a happier and healthier life-socially, physically, emotionally, and psychologically"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Broadcasting birth control : mass media and family planning
      Broadcasting birth control : mass media and family planning
      Manon Parry.
      "Traditionally, the history of the birth control movement has been told through the accounts of the leaders, organizations, and legislation that shaped the campaign. Recently, historians have begun examining the cultural work of printed media, including newspapers, magazines, and even novels in fostering support for the cause. Broadcasting Birth Control builds on this new scholarship to explore the films and radio and television broadcasts developed by twentieth-century birth control advocates to promote family planning at home in the United States, and in the expanding international arena of population control. Mass media, Manon Parry contends, was critical to the birth control movement's attempts to build support and later to publicize the idea of fertility control and the availability of contraceptive services in the United States and around the world. Though these public efforts in advertising and education were undertaken initially by leading advocates, including Margaret Sanger, increasingly a growing class of public communications experts took on the role, mimicking the efforts of commercial advertisers to promote health and contraception in short plays, cartoons, films, and soap operas. In this way, they made a private subject--fertility control--appropriate for public discussion." -- Publisher's description.
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    • Mindful discipline : a loving approach to setting limits and raising an emotionally intelligent child
      Mindful discipline : a loving approach to setting limits and raising an emotionally intelligent child
      Shauna Shapiro, PhD, Chris White, MD
      "Raising happy, compassionate, and responsible children requires both love and limits. In Mindful Discipline, internationally recognized mindfulness expert Shauna Shapiro and pediatrician Chris White weave together ancient wisdom and modern science to provide new perspectives on parenting and discipline. Grounded in mindfulness and neuroscience, this pioneering book redefines discipline and outlines the five essential elements necessary for children to thrive: unconditional love, space for children to be themselves, mentorship, healthy boundaries, and mis-takes that create learning and growth opportunities. In this book, you will also discover parenting practices such as setting limits with love, working with difficult emotions, and forgiveness and compassion meditations that place discipline within a context of mindfulness. This relationship-centered approach will restore your confidence as a parent and support your children in developing emotional intelligence, self-discipline, and resilience-qualities they need for living an authentic and meaningful life"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • X vs. Y : a culture war, a love story
      X vs. Y : a culture war, a love story
      Eve Epstein and Leonora Epstein.
      Seen through the eyes of siblings 14 years apart in age, X vs. Y is a smart, funny, stylish, and visually driven anthology that compiles and compares their two generational cultures. It's a story told through lists, infographics, essays, anecdotes, and images, with chapters devoted to fashion, TV, music, technology, dating, books, and movies. Through musings on topics such as leg warmers, Clueless, Sassy magazine, and MTV, along with mixtapes and TV characters, X vs. Y paints a portrait of two intricately entwined generations.
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    • One more try : what to do when your marriage is falling apart
      One more try : what to do when your marriage is falling apart
      Gary Chapman.
      "When doors slam and angry words fly, when things just aren't working out, and even when your spouse has destroyed your trust, there is hope. If you feel like your marriage is near the breaking point--even if you have already split up--Gary Chapman will show you how you can give your marriage one more try. Separation does not necessarily mean divorce is imminent. Matter of fact, it's possible that separation may even lead to a restored, enriched, growing marriage. The outcome of this time of transition is determined solely by the individuals involved. If you're willing to make the most of that process, begin the journey with confidence as Gary walks you step-by-step toward healing and hope"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Queering marriage : challenging family formation in the United States
      Queering marriage : challenging family formation in the United States
      Katrina Kimport.
      "Over four thousand gay and lesbian couples married in the city of San Francisco in 2004. The first large-scale occurrence of legal same-sex marriage, these unions galvanized a movement and reignited the debate about whether same-sex marriage, as some hope, challenges heterosexual privilege or, as others fear, preserves that privilege by assimilating queer couples. In Queering Marriage, Katrina Kimport uses in-depth interviews with participants in the San Francisco weddings to argue that same-sex marriage cannot be understood as simply entrenching or contesting heterosexual privilege. Instead, she contends, these new legally sanctioned relationships can both reinforce as well as disrupt the association of marriage and heterosexuality. During her deeply personal conversations with same-sex spouses, Kimport learned that the majority of respondents did characterize their marriages as an opportunity to contest heterosexual privilege. Yet, in a seeming contradiction, nearly as many also cited their desire for access to the normative benefits of matrimony, including social recognition and legal rights. Kimport's research revealed that the pattern of ascribing meaning to marriage varied by parenthood status and, in turn, by gender. Lesbian parents were more likely to embrace normative meanings for their unions; those who are not parents were more likely to define their relationships as attempts to contest dominant understandings of marriage. By posing the question--can queers "queer" marriage?--Kimport provides a nuanced, accessible, and theoretically grounded framework for understanding the powerful effect of heterosexual expectations on both sexual and social categories." -- Publisher's description.
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    • Women change the world : noteworthy women on cultivating your potential and achieving success
      Women change the world : noteworthy women on cultivating your potential and achieving success
      edited by Michelle Patterson.
      "Women Change the World is a collection of world-changing women-from actresses, recording artists, and writers to businesswomen and other high-profile female professionals-on women's unique contributions to society. Women Change the World will be released in conjunction with the California Women's Conference, which offers its attendees inspiration, resources, and connections to take the next steps in their businesses, personal development, or philanthropic endeavors. 2012's conference speakers included Marcia Cross, Donna Karen, Gloria Allred, and many others. Women Change the World aims not only to show how women can be the heart of success, but also to inspire other women to go out and change the world themselves"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Assault and flattery : the truth about the left and their war on women
      Assault and flattery : the truth about the left and their war on women
      Katie Pavlich.
      "In the vein of fellow female pugilists Ann Coulter and Michele Malkin, [Pavlich explores what she sees as] the Democratic stance toward women on every major current issue and in every liberal stronghold, including abortion, self-defense, the myth of the women's vote, Hollywood, academia, and more"--Amazon.com.
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    • More women can run : gender and pathways to the state legislatures
      More women can run : gender and pathways to the state legislatures
      Susan J. Carroll, Kira Sanbonmatsu.
      Drawing upon original surveys conducted in 1981 and 2008 by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) of women state legislators across all fifty states, and follow-up interviews after the 2008 survey, the authors find that gender differences in pathways to the legislatures, first evident in 1981, have been surprisingly persistent over time. They find that, while the ambition framework better explains men's decisions to run for office, a relationally embedded model of candidate emergence better captures women's decision-making, with women's decisions more often influenced by the encouragement and support of parties, organizations, and family members. By rethinking the nature of women's representation, this study calls for a reorientation of academic research on women's election to office and provides insight into new strategies for political practitioners concerned about women's political equality.
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    • The IVF journal : the solution for managing practitioners, tests, medications, appointments, procedures, finances, and the emotional aspects of your journey
      The IVF journal : the solution for managing practitioners, tests, medications, appointments, procedures, finances, and the emotional aspects of your journey
      Stephanie Fry.
      "The IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) Journal is your personalized guide to surviving and thriving during your In Vitro Fertilization cycle. The author, a former In Vitro Fertilization patient, guides you before, during, and after your cycle so you can stay informed, reduce stress, and have a more positive cycling experience no matter what the outcome. With calendars, charts, logs, and worksheets, The IVF Journal is designed to be customized to your specific situation, and offers tools for every stage of your journey. Whether you are just starting your first IVF cycle or have already undergone multiple cycles, each beautifully designed section has detailed instructions and helpful hints on how to navigate every aspect of cycling. The IVF Journal will help you prepare emotionally, physically, financially, and logistically. In addition, it will help you track responses, results, and progress while organizing and storing all your cycle details in one place. The IVF Journal allows you to: - Easily log, find, and review often changing information, such as contact details, medication information, hormone levels, testing and procedural instructions, and results - Prepare for treatment and reduce stress by developing coping tools and creating a support network - Avoid confusion and keep track of important insurance and financial information - Understand the basics of In Vitro Fertilization treatment - Track and compare multiple cycles side by side Stop questioning everything and begin to have an educated, informed dialogue with your providers and loved ones. Save time, money, and headaches with The IVF Journal: the complete, all-in-one tool to help make the most of your In Vitro Fertilization experience"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The hot guide to a cool, sexy menopause : Nurse Barb's practical advice & real-life solutions for a smooth transition
    • I'm too young for this! : the natural hormone solution to enjoy perimenopause
      I'm too young for this! : the natural hormone solution to enjoy perimenopause
      Suzanne Somers.
      "WHY WAIT TO FEEL GOOD AGAIN? If you're in your 30s or 40s your body is changing, and with it so are your moods, sleep, health, and weight. Tired of being at the mercy of your hormones? Armed with the knowledge in this book, you don't have to be. Perimenopause can be enjoyable if you know what to do. I'M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS! details how you can get your body and mind back on track, safely and without drugs, including: --How our bodies transition hormonally--from puberty through perimenopause. --The common complaints of perimenopause--and hidden factors that may keep you symptomatic. --What are the minor and major hormones, and the important role they play in feeling good and staying vibrant and healthy. --What to eat--including Perimenopausal Power Foods--as well as other lifestyle shifts that are critical to your successful transition. --Cutting-edge research that proves the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormone replacement (BHRT). --The Symptom Solver: a state-of-the-art guide to immediate relief for your hormonal complaints. Plus, how to find the right doctor as well as get your most frequently asked questions answered by expert hormone specialists. Your life is about to change for the better. You can feel great, be vibrant, healthy, thin, and sexy! This book shows you how"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Children at their best : understanding and using the five elements to develop children's full potential for parents, teachers and therapists
    • Waiting on heaven
      Waiting on heaven
      Victoria Mason Acree.
      A mother has an out-of-body experience following the death of her ten-year-old daughter Paris Pardue Acree.
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    • Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic
    • Overcoming autism : finding the answers, strategies, and hope that can transform a child's life
    • The ADHD and autism nutritional supplement handbook : the cutting-edge biomedical approach to treating the underlying deficiencies and symptoms of ADHD and autism
      The ADHD and autism nutritional supplement handbook : the cutting-edge biomedical approach to treating the underlying deficiencies and symptoms of ADHD and autism
      Dana Godbout Laake, R.D.H., M.S., L.D.N., and Pamela J. Compart, M.D.
      Find out if your child is one of those suffering from this condition today, and learn how you can drastically improve your child's symptoms and wellbeing with The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook.
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    • The American epidemic : solutions for over-medicating our youth