Pretend Friends

Author: Alice Hoyle
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784501136
Release Date: 2015-02-21
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Little Bea has a pretend friend, so does Big Jay. Their pretend friends are very different and people react very differently to them. Little Bea has lots of fun adventures with her pretend friend Nye Nye. Big Jay's pretend friends don't make him happy, in fact they can make life quite hard for Big Jay. This full colour story book helps to explain in a child-friendly way what life is like for those who hear voices or have other hallucinations or delusions as a result of mental illness. Appropriate for children aged 4 and above, it describes why these auditory and visual hallucinations are very different to the enjoyable imaginary friends many children create, and explains some of the things that may help people like Big Jay.

The Attention Merchants

Author: Tim Wu
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780804170048
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Business & Economics

One of the Best Books of the Year The San Francisco Chronicle * The Philadelphia Inquirer * Vox * The Globe and Mail (Toronto) From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning The Master Switch ( a New Yorker and Fortune Book of the Year) and who coined the term "net neutrality"--a revelatory, ambitious and urgent account of how the capture and re-sale of human attention became the defining industry of our time. Ours is often called an information economy, but at a moment when access to information is virtually unlimited, our attention has become the ultimate commodity. In nearly every moment of our waking lives, we face a barrage of efforts to harvest our attention. This condition is not simply the byproduct of recent technological innovations but the result of more than a century's growth and expansion in the industries that feed on human attention. Wu's narrative begins in the nineteenth century, when Benjamin Day discovered he could get rich selling newspapers for a penny. Since then, every new medium--from radio to television to Internet companies such as Google and Facebook--has attained commercial viability and immense riches by turning itself into an advertising platform. Since the early days, the basic business model of "attention merchants" has never changed: free diversion in exchange for a moment of your time, sold in turn to the highest-bidding advertiser. Full of lively, unexpected storytelling and piercing insight, The Attention Merchants lays bare the true nature of a ubiquitous reality we can no longer afford to accept at face value.

Hudson Hates School

Author: Ella Hudson
Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books
ISBN: 184780375X
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Hudson is good at a lot of things, but spelling isn't one of them. In fact, having to do spelling tests is one of the many things he HATES about school. After another horrible day Hudson declares he will never go back to school. But one final very different test helps Hudson understand why he is special... and how he can learn to learn!

Your Brain After Chemo

Author: Dan Silverman
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786748129
Release Date: 2009-06-17
Genre: Health & Fitness

Chemotherapy saves lives, but new studies—including research led by coauthor Dr. Dan Silverman—reveal that the agents used to kill cancer cells may also impair normal brain function. Even years after treatment people have reported problems with memory, concentration, multitasking, and word retrieval. Silverman and Idelle Davidson combine cutting-edge science and true stories to demonstrate that “chemo brain” is not a figment of your imagination. With its invaluable strategies and straightforward nine-step program specifically tailored to re-energizing the brain, Your Brain After Chemo gives patients the coping skills to move on with their lives.

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

Author: Bandy X. Lee
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 9781250179456
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Political Science

Explores the consensus of more than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that President Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation. --Publisher

Captured Heritage

Author: Douglas Cole
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774844505
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Social Science

The heyday of anthropological collecting on the Northwest Coast took place between 1875 and the Great Depression. The scramble for skulls and skeletons, poles, canoes, baskets, feast bowls, and masks went on until it seemed that almost everything not nailed down or hidden was gone. The period of most intense collecting on the coast coincided with the growth of anthropological museums, which reflected the realization that time was running out and that civilization was pushing the indigenous people to the wall, destroying their material culture and even extinguishing the native stock itself.

Colour Thief

Author: Andrew Fusek Peters
ISBN: 0750280522
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Genre: Children's stories

Their life was full of colour until one day a thief came and took it away. This is a story of despair and hope for families who are touched by the devastating effects of depression.

Perfect Madness

Author: Judith Warner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594481709
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Family & Relationships

An exploration of the world of modern motherhood describes the author's early parenting experiences in Paris and how they contrasted with anxiety-marked parenting expectations in the United States, drawing on mainstream media sources to identify what is shaping American cultural assumptions about parenting. By the author of Hilary Clinton: The Inside Story. Reprint.

Gut Guide 101 Three Weeks to Better Digestion and Increased Energy

Author: Mari J Hahn
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780990744719
Release Date: 2014-10-17
Genre: Health & Fitness

• We are in trouble. Our collective health is in jeopardy. Find out why the solution to the problem lies in the digestive tract. • Your body wants to be in balance – yet many of us don’t feel balanced at all. Learn what you are doing that sabotages your digestive system every day. • Learn how to listen to your “Inner Doctor”, understand your symptoms and tame your cravings. • Learn how making small changes over time will help you feel better than you have felt in a long time. • Some plans make you give up your favorite foods and beverages to see results. The 21-Day Plan in Gut Guide 101 shows you how to add in gut-friendly foods and supplements to get noticeable results – without making drastic changes to your diet. • BONUS: Gut Guide 101 includes over 20 delicious gut-friendly recipes for every meal of the day

Engaging Children with Print

Author: Laura M. Justice
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462514830
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books. Appendices include a detailed book list and 60 reproducibles that feature activities and prompts keyed to each text.

The Kid s Guide to Social Action

Author: Barbara A. Lewis
ISBN: 9781458711052
Release Date: 2009-10-29
Genre: Education

You can get involved, get noticed, and get results! In THE KIDS'S GUIDE TO SOCIAL ACTION, you'll find: Real stories about real kids and teens who are making a difference at home and around the world; Step-by-step guides to social action Power Skills: letter-writing, faxing, emailing, Internet research, interviewing speechmaking, surveying, fundraising, getting and handling media coverage, and more; Ideas for working with government, including tips for lobbying local, state, and federal lawmakers, and for using your social action skills with the courts; Real social action tools, ready to copy and use, including petitions, proclamations, letters, and news releases; An up-to-date resource guide with addresses, phone numbers, and Web sites for other social action groups, federal and state government offices, and awards and recognitions for kids. Designed for kids to use on their own and at their own pace, THE KID'S GUIDE TO SOCIAL ACTION is also ideal for schools, clubs, groups, troops, and other youth organizations.

American Snake Pit

Author: Dan Tomasulo
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781945233036
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"We have a situation that borders on a snake pit." - Robert F. Kennedy In 1987, following a public outcry about its questionable medical practices, Staten Island's Willowbrook State School for people with intellectual disabilities closed its doors for good. Flat broke and almost finished with graduate school, Dan Tomasulo -- now a core faculty member at Columbia University's Spirituality Mind Body Institute -- was hired to relocate Willowbrook's most severely disabled inhabitants into a groundbreaking community-based group home. American Snake Pit is the story of the disregarded souls who ended up in Tomasulo's care; of the eccentric, resilient staff who helped make such a momentous success possible; and, most of all, of one man's persistent struggle to give voices to those who could not advocate for themselves.

Rory Red

Author: Luke Baker
ISBN: 095648994X
Release Date: 2017-02-20
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rory Red can be used to support children in emotional literacy, as well as to be read for leisure. It is the ideal book to help children understand and cope with their angry feelings.

The Happiness Effect

Author: Donna Freitas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190239855
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Internet and youth

Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought with the entire world. Have smartphones and social media created a generation of self-obsessed egomaniacs? Absolutely not, Donna Freitas argues in this provocative book. And, she says, these alarmist fears are drawing attention away from the real issues that young adults are facing. Drawing on a large-scale survey and interviews with students on thirteen college campuses, Freitas finds that what young people are overwhelmingly concerned with--what they really want to talk about--is happiness. They face enormous pressure to look perfect online--not just happy, but blissful, ecstatic, and fabulously successful. Unable to achieve this impossible standard, they are anxious about letting the less-than-perfect parts of themselves become public. Far from wanting to share everything, they are brutally selective when it comes to curating their personal profiles, and worry obsessively that they might unwittingly post something that could come back to haunt them later in life. Through candid conversations with young people from diverse backgrounds, Freitas reveals how even the most well-adjusted individuals can be stricken by self-doubt when they compare their experiences with the vast collective utopia that they see online. And sometimes, as on anonymous platforms like Yik Yak, what they see instead is a depressing cesspool of racism and misogyny. Yet young people are also extremely attached to their smartphones and apps, which sometimes bring them great pleasure. It is very much a love-hate relationship. While much of the public's attention has been focused on headline-grabbing stories, the everyday struggles and joys of young people have remained under the radar. Freitas brings their feelings to the fore, in the words of young people themselves. The Happiness Effect is an eye-opening window into their first-hand experiences of social media and its impact on them.

The Ladies Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

Author: Florence Hartley
ISBN: NYPL:33433061705780
Release Date: 1872
Genre: Etiquette

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.