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All in her head : the truth and lies early medicine taught us about women's bodies and why it matters today

All in her head : the truth and lies early medicine taught us about women's bodies and why it matters today

Comen, Elizabeth, author
2024

Much of what we know about women's bodies and health has come from men. The result is a cultural and societal legacy that continues to shape our health, despite recent advances that challenge it. In this informative, eye-opening book, Elizabeth Comen, M.D. unpacks this legacy, taking us on a tour of each of our body's systems to (re-)introduce how they work and the historical doctors and patients whose perspectives and experiences laid the foundation for our current understanding, as well as the many oversights which remain unaddressed.

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Bake smart : sweets and secrets from my oven to yours

Bake smart : sweets and secrets from my oven to yours

Seneviratne, Samantha, author
2023

"Star baker Samantha Seneviratne wants to tell you the baking secrets of industry pros: You can soften butter in a microwave in seconds, without melting it. Don't bother sifting flour. No stand mixer? No problem-you can mix it by hand. Test the doneness of a cake without toothpicks (who actually has those?). Make a custard with a dump and stir method. Tempering schmempering. Break free from common baking myths, fears, and fussy procedures, with Bake Smart, filled with Sam's tips and warm reassurances plus 100 achievable, mouthwatering recipes that are surprisingly effortless to put together for any home baker. Chapters are organized by main baking ingredient (Butter; Sugar; Eggs; Flour, Nuts & Cocoa; and Yeast), each starting with a quick intro to break down the fundamentals of baking, as well as core recipes-like Basic Custard, Any-Nut Frangipane, and Rough Puff Pastry-that are easy to master and return to again and again"-- Provided by publisher.

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Big mall : shopping for meaning

Big mall : shopping for meaning

Black, Kate (Kate Grace), author
2024

In less than a century, the shopping mall has morphed from a blueprint for a socialist utopia to something else entirely: a home to disaffected mallrats and depressed zoo animals, a sensory overload and consumerist trap. Kate Black grew up in North America's largest mall: West Edmonton Mall - a mall on steroids. Blending a history of shopping with a story of coming-of-age in North America's largest and strangest mall, Kate investigates how these structures have become the ultimate symbol of late-capitalist dread - and, surprisingly, a subversive site of hope.

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Blood : the science, medicine, and mythology of menstruation

Blood : the science, medicine, and mythology of menstruation

Gunter, Jen, author
2024

Dr. Jen Gunter dispels the shame, mythology, and misinformation around menstruation with scientific facts, medical expertise, and a fierce feminist perspective.

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The complete beans & grains cookbook : a comprehensive guide with 450+ recipes.

The complete beans & grains cookbook : a comprehensive guide with 450+ recipes.

2024

Whether you're just opening a can of black beans, taking the time to brine scarlet runners, or cooking teff, the world of beans and grains is both approachable and delicious. Discover tantalizing recipes that use them in everything from sandwiches and handpies to tacos and pizza, salads and simmered soups to cultural mainstays from around the world like adasi, spatzle, hummus, and gyros. In this comprehensive collection, find everything from weeknight recipes to special occasion meals, helpful charts, fast and vegan tags, and much more.

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Fight right : how successful couples turn conflict into connection

Fight right : how successful couples turn conflict into connection

Gottman, Julie Schwartz, author
2024

Conflict is the top reason couples seek help - but it's also an opportunity for greater intimacy, deeper connection, and lasting love. Through decades of research, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, founders of the world-famous Love Lab, have identified the five common mistakes we make when we are at odds. Readers learn the five secrets to help get back on track and harness conflict to build stronger, healthier relationships. This is an essential resource that will help couples escape the win-or-lose mentality in favour of a collaborative approach

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Gut check : unleash the power of your microbiome to reverse disease and transform your mental, physical, and emotional health

Gut check : unleash the power of your microbiome to reverse disease and transform your mental, physical, and emotional health

Gundry, Steven R., author
2024

When our microbiomes are out of balance, it affects our immune systems, our hormone levels, our mental health, our longevity, and our risk of developing autoimmunity, heart, and neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Steven R. Gundry provides us with the keys to unlocking our gut health, allowing our bodies, and its microbiome, to function at their highest potential. Sharing shocking new research as well as a detailed eating plan with food lists and recipes to heal and rebalance the microbiome, Dr. Gundry provides the cutting-edge information and tools we need to repair our health and reclaim our lives.

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The Hebridean baker at home : flavors and folklore from the Scottish Islands

The Hebridean baker at home : flavors and folklore from the Scottish Islands

MacLeod, Coinneach, author.
2024

In Coinneach MacLeod's kitchen, flavours become stories, bakes become family favourites, and recipes are shared with friends from across the islands. Coinneach travelled from Islay, via Barra, Uist, Berneray and Harris before arriving home to Lewis. He shares recipes and stories that have been handed down through the generations, bakes that celebrate the flavours of Scotland, and simple dishes that you can whip up from your store cupboard ingredients. Includes songs, stories, and beautiful photography that will inspire your next visit to the Hebrides.

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How to be the love you seek : break cycles, find peace + heal your relationships

How to be the love you seek : break cycles, find peace + heal your relationships

LePera, Nicole, author
2023

A groundbreaking guide to strengthening relationships, beginning with the one you have with yourself.

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Infectious generosity : the ultimate idea worth spreading

Infectious generosity : the ultimate idea worth spreading

Anderson, Chris, author
2024

"From the bestselling author, media pioneer, and curator of TED, an inspiring book about one of humankind's defining but overlooked impulses, and how we can super-charge its potential to build a hopeful future. Recent years have been tough on optimists. Hopes that the Internet might bring people together have been crushed by the divisiveness of social media. But as head of TED, Chris Anderson has had a ringside view of the world's boldest thinkers sharing their most uplifting ideas. Inspired by them and the unique insights he gained from how online sharing transformed TED into a global beacon of transformative ideas, he believes there's a pathway back from outrage to optimism. It all comes down to reimagining the role that one of the most fundamental human virtues-generosity-can play in our connected era. What if generosity could become infectious generosity? Anderson shows how the same technologies that have bred negativity can also be mobilized as an exponential force for good, to create chain reactions of generous behavior. Every day, remarkable stories of individual acts of kindness have sparked remarkable ripple effects when shared online, achieving a level of impact never before possible. This book captures some of the most inspiring such stories, revealing their potential to solve problems and make people happier in the process. Gifts of time, talent, connection, and kindness have always been part of what it is to be a good human. But today they can be catalyzed to have world-changing, self-replicating impact. In Infectious Generosity, Anderson offers readers a playbook to fine-tune these actions, to take generosity from invisible to transformative. Infectious Generosity invites readers, as well as companies, investors, and organizations, to give more to the world than they take from it, and to wholeheartedly embrace new forms of infectious generosity. Doing so isn't merely a test of character-our entire future may depend on it. This book shows the way"-- Provided by publisher.

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Kasher in the rye : the true tale of a white boy from Oakland who became a drug addict, criminal, mental patient, and then turned 16

Kasher in the rye : the true tale of a white boy from Oakland who became a drug addict, criminal, mental patient, and then turned 16

Kasher, Moshe, author
2012

A rising comedian describes his troubled youth in Oakland, California, where his mother walked him on a leash until he chewed through it and ran away and started taking drugs at age twelve.

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Keeping finance personal : ditch the "shoulds" and the shame and rewrite your money story

Keeping finance personal : ditch the "shoulds" and the shame and rewrite your money story

Fulmore, Ellyce, author.
2024

There's no magic formula for being "good with money." Instead, it has everything to do how identity and lived experience affect financial behaviours. Ellyce Fulmore offers a shame-free, trauma-aware approach that explores the complex, nuanced, and deeply personal relationship between your identity and your money. With chapters exploring topics such as finding safe spaces, personal values, relationship dynamics, family systems, and culture, readers will engage with how their upbringing, sense of self, trauma, and mental health impact their decisions, and begin to change their relationship with money.

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Kink bands : poems

Kink bands : poems

Martin, David, 1982- author.
2023


Lay them to rest : on the road with the cold case investigators who identify the nameless

Lay them to rest : on the road with the cold case investigators who identify the nameless

Norton, Laurah, author
2023

"For Laurah Norton, forensic science was always more of a passion than anything else. But after learning about a mishandled 1990s cold case involving missing twins, she was spurred to action, eventually creating a massively popular podcast and building a platform that helped bring widespread attention and resources to the case. And of course, this book asks why some cases go unsolved, highlighting the "missing missing," the sex workers, undocumented, the cases that so desperately need our attention, but so rarely get it. Engrossing, informative, heartbreaking, and hopeful, LAY THEM TO REST is a deep dive into the world of forensic science, showing readers how far we've come in cracking cases and catching killers, and illuminating just how far we have yet to go"-- Provided by publisher.

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Let's roll : a guide to setting up tabletop role-playing games in your school or public library

Let's roll : a guide to setting up tabletop role-playing games in your school or public library

Maxwell, Lucas, author.
2023

"Master all the skills you need to deliver a tabletop role-playing game programme in the library! For librarians or teachers who aren't players themselves, the scope of role-playing games can seem overwhelming. Starting from the basics, Let's roll is a practical guide to delivering a tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) in a school or public library, all within the time constraints imposed on library sessions ... Featuring case studies from librarians around the world and focusing on their experiences of setting up TTRPGs, Let's roll will help librarians, teachers and other educators deliver an engaging programme that results in significant benefits on a budget, and is a huge amount of fun!"-- Excerpted from back cover.

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The Noom kitchen : 100 healthy, delicious, flexible recipes for every day

The Noom kitchen : 100 healthy, delicious, flexible recipes for every day

Sussman, Adeena, author
2024

This official Noom cookbook from the global phenomenon offers a vast array of delicious recipes that make serving health-forward foods easy for cooks of all skill levels, and provides accessible culinary guidance for those looking to kick-start their health and wellness in the kitchen.

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Nuts & bolts : seven small inventions that changed the world (in a big way)

Nuts & bolts : seven small inventions that changed the world (in a big way)

Agrawal, Roma, 1983-, author
2023

"A structural engineer examines the seven most basic building blocks of engineering that have shaped the modern world"-- Provided by publisher.

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Oath and honor : a memoir and a warning

Oath and honor : a memoir and a warning

Cheney, Liz, 1966- author
2023

A gripping first-hand account from inside the halls of Congress as Donald Trump and his enablers betrayed the American people and the Constitution--leading to the violent attack on our Capitol on January 6th, 2021--by the House Republican leader who dared to stand up to it. In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and many around him, including certain other elected Republican officials, intentionally breached their oath as they ignored the rulings of dozens of courts, plotted to overturn a lawful election, and provoked a violent attack on our Capitol. Liz Cheney, one of the few Republican officials to take a stand against these efforts, witnessed the attack first-hand, and then helped lead the Congressional Select Committee investigation into how it happened. In Oath and Honor , she tells the story of this perilous moment in our history, those who helped Trump spread the stolen election lie, those whose actions preserved our constitutional framework, and the risks we still face.

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The poetry of Emily Dickinson

The poetry of Emily Dickinson

Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886, author.
2023

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet known for her unique and unconventional style of writing. Born in 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, she lived a reclusive life, only publishing a handful of poems during her lifetime. Her work was discovered posthumously and received extraordinary praise from leading magazines and newspapers. Today she is now considered one of the most important figures in American poetry, known for her introspective and thought-provoking themes.

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Same as ever : a guide to what never changes

Same as ever : a guide to what never changes

Housel, Morgan, author
2023

If you travelled in time to 500 years in the past or to 500 years in the future, you would be astounded at how much technology and medicine have changed. But you'd notice universal principles guiding behaviour - people falling for greed and fear, short-sighted by overconfidence, and persuaded by risk and jealousy, just like they do today. Morgan Housel offers readers a world historical tour of the behaviours that have played a decisive role in history's big moments. But if we learn to see what doesn't change, we can be more confident in our choices, no matter what the future brings.

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Sharing too much : musings from an unlikely life

Sharing too much : musings from an unlikely life

Evans, Richard Paul, author
2024

Before he was the a bestselling author of holiday classics such as "The Christmas Box," Richard Paul Evans was a young boy being raised by a suicidal mother and dealing with relentless bullying. He could not fathom what the future held for him. Now, in this intimate and heartfelt collection of personal essays, Evans shares his moving journey from childhood to beloved author. Evans offers the insightful lessons he's learned and engaging advice about everything from marriage to parenthood and even facing near-death experiences.

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Solo travel for dummies

Solo travel for dummies

Mylne, Lee, author.
2024

A friendly resource to help you prepare for exciting domestic or international travel--on your own.

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Treasures of Ukraine : a nation's cultural history

Treasures of Ukraine : a nation's cultural history

2022

A celebration of Ukraine's rich cultural heritage, drawing on over 100 of the country's most important works of art and architectural monuments from prehistory to the present. Treasures of Ukraine chronicles the arts and heritage of Ukraine at a time when the country's people, culture, landmarks and artworks are facing destruction and devastation. Created in partnership with a group of renowned artists, curators and critics, this record of architectural monuments and artworks reaches from pre-history to the present day. It charts the development of ancient cultures from Trypillia and Scythia to early states such as Kyivan Rus and the Cossack Hetmanate, to the most important contemporary paintings and political art being produced today. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century artistic movements - from the dawn of Modernism to non-conformist art produced under Soviet rule - shine light on key periods of Ukraine's history.

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Ukrainian portraits : diaries from the border

Ukrainian portraits : diaries from the border

Sonkina, Marina, 1952- author.
2023

"Putin's destruction of Ukraine left me with dismay and utter helplessness. The world order as we knew it, after WWII, was unraveling in Europe in front of my eyes, and I could do nothing about it. Evil always shouts loud; goodness is quiet. But when I came as a volunteer to a transition refugees centre at the Polish-Ukrainian border, I saw an outpour of good will on an unprecedented scale. This book is a celebration of magnanimity that lives in the heart of each of us and comes forth when called upon. It is also a homage to the millions of destitute Ukrainian women, faced with the daunting task of rebuilding their lives and the lives of their children with patient courage, moral grace, and faith in the ultimate victory of goodness over evil"-- Provided by publisher.

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Untangle your emotions : naming what you feel and knowing what to do about it

Untangle your emotions : naming what you feel and knowing what to do about it

Allen, Jennie, author
2024

Have you ever had a disproportionate emotional response that left you wondering, "Where did THAT come from? - and how can I keep it from happening again? Big feelings catch all of us off guard at times. Why is it that we so often feel tangled up in our emotions, maybe even paralyzed by them? Speaker and Bible teacher Jennie Allen uses scientific research, biblical insight, and her own story to show how, instead of striving to conceal or control your difficult emotions, you can notice and name them in ways that lead to deeper relationships, richer faith, and lasting health.

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