Author: Patrick Malone
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2009-07-07
Genre: Health & Fitness
Millions of Americans suffer from indifferent, outdated health care; an estimated 40,000 incidents of medical harm happen every day. The good news is that you can prevent this from happening to you or a family member. Better yet, you can find the very best care in the world. Patrick Malone’s sensible advice and real-life anecdotes will inspire you to take charge of your own health care, make the best choices, and avoid serious harm. With the “Necessary Nine”—the essential steps to finding the best medical care—The Life You Save offers vital information such as: • The single most important question you can ask your doctor • When to know you have symptoms your doctor should not shrug off • Checklists to help you get out of the hospital in one piece • Where to locate the best surgeons and safest hospitals
Author: Paul Elie
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2004-03-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The story of four modern American Catholics who made literature out of their search for God In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them-in works that readers of all kinds could admire. The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story-a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them-the School of the Holy Ghost-and for three decades they exchanged letters, ardently read one another's books, and grappled with what one of them called a "predicament shared in common." A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story; and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms the faithful could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change-to save-our lives.
When Tom Shiftlet arrives on a farm owned by an old woman and her deaf daughter, he is at first only interested in finding a place to stay in exchange for work. However, when the old woman offers her daughter Lucynell to him in marriage, along with a sum of money, he accepts, though his intentions towards the girl remain unclear. Similar in theme and style to many of other Flannery O’Connor’s short stories, “The Life You Save My Be Your Own” was originally published in O’Connor’s short story collection, A Good Man Is Hard to Find. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2010-02-05
Genre: Political Science
‘Brilliant. A practical plan to eradicate world poverty’ Observer Would you walk past a drowning child? This is a book that will change the way you think about giving. It shows what you can do, as an individual, about the fact that more than a billion people are living in extreme poverty. It argues for an urgent change in our culture, and it invites you to play your part. The complexities of the aid debate are well rehearsed; the phrase ‘charity begins at home’ is all too familiar; the sheer scale of the task is overwhelming. But Singer, who has been writing for more than three decades about how we should respond to hunger and poverty, suggests that anything other than urgent and direct action is tantamount to walking by. If enough people regularly give a small amount, he says, we can together make a significant difference. Find out about the life you can save.
Wir alle haben schon gespendet. Doch geht es uns dabei wirklich um die Hilfe für andere? Oder wollen wir eher unser Gewissen beruhigen, ein wohliges Gefühl verspüren oder spendabel wirken? Millionäre lassen Kunstmuseen errichten, statt Verhungernden zu helfen, und Normalbürger geben Beträge, die nicht einmal die Bearbeitungsgebühren decken. Wer dagegen so viel Gutes wie möglich tun will, sollte besser auf seinen Verstand hören als auf seinen Bauch. Diese simple Idee ist Ausgangspunkt einer neuen sozialen Bewegung – des effektiven Altruismus. Peter Singer, einer ihrer Gründerväter, zeigt in seinem Buch, wie effektives Spenden möglich und warum es richtig ist. Gestützt auf harte Fakten und neue wissenschaftliche Methoden, können wir heute in vielen Fällen sagen, welcher gute Zweck der bessere ist. Gleiches gilt für die Wahl der Mittel: Auch hier orientieren sich effektive Altruisten daran, was den größten Nutzen verspricht. Um mehr spenden zu können, beschränken sich manche von ihnen auf das Allernötigste, andere geben gar freiwillig einen Teil ihrer selbst, etwa eine Niere. Effektive Altruisten sind aber weder Heilige noch Masochisten: Man darf sie sich als glückliche Menschen vorstellen. Singers Buch ist ein Aufruf zu einem in doppelter Hinsicht gelungenen Leben: Indem man für andere das Bestmögliche tut, gibt man dem eigenen Leben Sinn.
Author: J. Lynn Nelson
Release Date: 2009-08
About the Book Follow the adventures of my real-life journeys of learning to laugh at everyday life. Discover ways to approach living that make every day better in every way for you, your family, friends and colleagues. Learn the lessons from my experiences of better living through laughter in a light-hearted style of writing that will entertain as well as empower you to enjoy life more. It's a simple thing to laugh, yet we make it much harder than it needs to be. This book provides nine different ways to look at life's happenings and samples of observations I have made that demonstrate the twisted perspective I have that makes everything tickle my funny bone. Laughter saved my life, seriously. Allow me to introduce you to major benefits of laughter including: stress relief, pain management, grief release, trauma recovery, improving business communications, relationship growth, enhancing romance, easier weight loss, stronger cardio-fitness, and mental wellness and crises management. When life gets in the way of living, Seriously, LAUGH.
Author: Evan Scott Levine
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Medical care
It's a mess out there. Heart disease and diabetes are more common than ever. Each day brings new headlines about what's good for us and what's not and, worst of all, most of it is conflicting. How do we make sense out of all this? What does "healthy" really mean? How do we sort through the conflicting information and decide what healthy means to us? and more importantly, how do we become healthier?
Author: Anthony William
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Seit seiner Kindheit besitzt Anthony William eine einzigartige Gabe: Ein göttlicher Geist flüstert ihm äußerst präzise Informationen zum Gesundheitszustand seiner Mitmenschen ins Ohr. Diese medialen Botschaften zeigen nicht nur, an welcher Krankheit der Betroffene leidet, sondern auch, wie er wieder vollständig gesund wird – und sind dem heutigen Stand der Medizin oft um Lichtjahre voraus. Dieses Buch enthält erstmals das revolutionäre Heilwissen, das sich Anthony William in seiner langjährigen, erfolgreichen Praxis als medizinisches Medium erwarb. Es zeigt die wahren Ursachen von Krankheiten, die in der Medizinwissenschaft als chronisch oder unheilbar gelten, wie beispielsweise Rheumatoide Arthritis, Multiple Sklerose, Typ-2-Diabetes, hormonelle Erkrankungen, chronisches Müdigkeitssyndrom oder Borreliose. Neben der Ursache benennt William einfache, leicht gangbare Wege der Heilung: Detox, Superfoods, Ernährungstipps und eine reinigende 28-tägige Heilkur.
Author: Lorraine Graham
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date: 2002-08-01
Genre: Business & Economics
It's no secret that you can save thousands of dollars by paying off your mortgage faster. But which mortgages allow you to do this? And where do you find the extra money to make the additional repayments? In this practical guide, Lorraine Graham takes you through the key steps to paying off your mortgage in a realistic timeframe. Lorraine explains the different types of mortgages available and shows how to calculate the one which best suits you. This is not just a book about throwing everything you can spare into your mortgage, but a whole new way of managing your finances so your money works for you. But it doesn't end there. Once you've paid off your mortgage, Lorraine shows you how you can use the money you saved to invest for a secure financial retirement - and ensure you enjoy the lifestyle you want. An extra $45 a week on a loan of $100 000 could save you $50 000 and ten years of payments. An extra $75 a week could allow you to pay off your loan in twelve years and retire with nearly a million dollars Whether you are single, a young family buying your first home, or an older family with an established mortgage, this book will show you how you can save ten of thousands of dollars on your mortgage without compromising your lifestyle.
Author: Kim Anderson
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Tired of the Cycle of "Work, Spend, Worry, Repeat"? When life feels like a perpetual treadmill rather than a grand adventure, something is off. As bills increase, income seems to fall behind, and the economy wavers unreliably, you must figure out how to create the life you desire with the money you have rather than wish you had. Discover a simple-to-implement plan that merges your unique life goals with your money—complete with concrete, workable how-tos each step of the way. No matter how much you earn, you can make strategic money moves that will build your confidence in your current financial standing and pave the way to achieving your most meaningful dreams. There may be some speed bumps along the way, but you can move beyond the last-minute scramble and the daily grind. Embrace life's adventure and spend without regrets as you learn how to manage your money—starting today.