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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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    • 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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    • Amigas y amantes : sexually nonconforming Latinas negotiate family
    • Censoring sex research : the debate over male intergenerational relations
    • LGBT youth issues today : a reference handbook
    • Sexuality and social justice in Africa : rethinking homophobia and forging resistance
      Sexuality and social justice in Africa : rethinking homophobia and forging resistance
      Marc Epprecht.
      "The persecution of people in Africa on the basis of their assumed or perceived homosexual orientation has received considerable coverage in the popular media in recent years. Gay-bashing by political and religious figures in Zimbabwe and Gambia; draconian new laws against lesbians and gays and their supporters in Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda; and the imprisonment and extortion of gay men in Senegal and Cameroon have all rightly sparked international condemnation. However, much of the analysis thus far has been highly critical of African leadership and culture without considering local nuances, historical factors and external influences that are contributing to the problem. Such commentary also overlooks grounds for optimism in the struggle for sexual rights and justice in Africa, not just for sexual minorities but for the majority population as well. Based on pioneering research on the history of homosexualities and engagement with current lgbti and HIV/AIDS activism, Marc Epprecht provides a sympathetic overview of the issues at play and a hopeful outlook on the potential of sexual rights for all."--Page [4] of cover.
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    • Gender hurts : a feminist analysis of the politics of transgenderism
    • Prostitution, modernity, and the making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920
    • Distant love : personal life in the global age
      Distant love : personal life in the global age
      Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim
      Love and family life in the global age: grandparents in Salonika and their grandson in London speak together every evening via Skype. A U.S. citizen and her Swiss husband fret over large telephone bills and high travel costs. A European couple can finally have a baby with the help of an Indian surrogate mother.
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    • Family : the good F-word
    • Marriage rebranded : modern misconceptions & the unnatural art of loving another person
      Marriage rebranded : modern misconceptions & the unnatural art of loving another person
      Tyler Ward.
      "We know the statistics-50% of marriages end in divorce. But we still want to get married. We still believe that marriage can offer something more hopeful and powerful than what the statistics convey.Tyler Ward, branding expert and relatively new husband himself, wrestled through this exact issue, finally discovering why we can't stay away from marriage, even after statistics say it's a risky bet.While other experts may harp on the downsides of marriage, Marriage Rebranded will help you see the flipside of those ideas: -"Happily Ever After" Isn't the Point -Marriage Isn't About "Getting" -Love Isn't Something We "Fall Into"It's time to rebrand marriage, to take something great that suffers from bad branding and give it the brand it actually deserves. If we let it, marriage can change the world"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Modern motherhood : an American history
    • Everybody marries the wrong person : turning flawed into fulfilling relationships
    • 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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    • Congratulations, you're gonna be a dad! : what's ahead from A to Z for first-time fathers
    • Signal grace
    • The kids will be fine : guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women
      The kids will be fine : guilt-free motherhood for thoroughly modern women
      Daisy Waugh.
      "A bracing, hilarious manifesto for motherhood as it ought to be: spontaneous, loving, and just a little bit selfishPre-chewing toddler food. Flash cards for two-year-olds. Endless hours of school gatherings to sit through in smiling silence. How did motherhood--which even under the best circumstances comes with a million small costs and compromises--become a venue for female martyrdom, verging on a sort of socially approved mass masochism? How did the great natural force of maternal love get channeled into a simpering, slavish adherence to an inflexible social norm, a repressive sentimentality festooned with hideous pastel baby accessories? How did the bar to good motherhood get set so high that it's impossible for modern mothers not to feel like they're failing?It doesn't have to be this way--and Daisy Waugh is here to tell us how to opt out of the masochism cycle. Part feminist manifesto, part hilarious rant, The Kids Will Be Fine asks modern mothers to stop confusing love with subjugation. This is a book for moms everywhere who are fed up with the constant stream of unsolicited, impractical, guilt-inducing advice directed their way; for moms who have always secretly suspected that children would turn out okay even without handmade organic snacks or protective toddler headgear. With biting wit and lancing observations, Waugh gives women permission to slough off the judgments, order in some pizza, and remember that motherhood is also about the mother"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Slavery, abortion, and the politics of constitutional meaning
      Slavery, abortion, and the politics of constitutional meaning
      Justin Buckley Dyer.
      "For the past forty years, prominent pro-life activists, judges, and politicians have invoked the history and legacy of American slavery to elucidate aspects of contemporary abortion politics. As is often the case, many of these popular analogies have been imprecise, underdeveloped, and historically simplistic. In Slavery, Abortion, and the Politics of Constitutional Meaning, Justin Buckley Dyer provides the first book-length scholarly treatment of the parallels between slavery and abortion in American constitutional development. In this fascinating and wide-ranging study, Dyer demonstrates that slavery and abortion really are historically, philosophically, and legally intertwined in America. The nexus, however, is subtler and more nuanced than is often suggested, and the parallels involve deep principles of constitutionalism"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Abortion : the ultimate exploitation of women
    • The street politics of abortion : speech, violence, and America's culture wars
      The street politics of abortion : speech, violence, and America's culture wars
      Joshua C. Wilson.
      The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade stands as a historic victory for abortion-rights activists. But rather than serving as the coda to what had been a comparatively low-profile social conflict, the decision mobilized a wave of anti-abortion protests and ignited a heated struggle that continues to this day. Picking up the story in the contentious decades that followed Roe, The Street Politics of Abortion is the first book to consider the rise and fall of clinic-front protests through the 1980s and 1990s, the most visible and contentious period in U.S.
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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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    • Temper your child's tantrums : how firm, loving discipline will lead to a more peaceful home
    • 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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    • The Millennials on film and television : essays on the politics of popular culture
      The Millennials on film and television : essays on the politics of popular culture
      edited by Betty Kaklamanidou and Margaret Tally.
      "This collection of new essays first situates the millennials within their historical context and then proceeds to an examination of specific characteristics--as addressed in the television and film narratives created about them, including their relationship to work, technology, family, religion, romance and history"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The polyamorists next door : inside multiple-partner relationships and families
      The polyamorists next door : inside multiple-partner relationships and families
      Elisabeth Sheff.
      "The Polyamorists Next Door introduces polyamorous families, in which people are free to pursue emotional, romantic, and sexual relationships with multiple people at the same time, openly and with support from their partners, sometimes forming multi-partner relationships, or other arrangements that allow for emotional and sexual freedom within the family system. In colorful and moving details, this book explores how polyamorous relationships come to be, grow and change, manage the ins and outs of daily family life, and cope with the challenges they face both within their families and from society at large. Using polyamorists own words, Dr. Elisabeth Sheff examines polyamorous households and reveals their advantages, disadvantages, and the daily lives of those living in them." -- Publisher's description.
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    • The battle over marriage : gay rights activism through the media
    • The new art of dying : how to personalize the most important decisions for yourself and your loved ones
      The new art of dying : how to personalize the most important decisions for yourself and your loved ones
      Diane Burnside Murdock.
      This step-by-step guide to making your own choices teaches: how to discover who you are and live life to its end; how to deal with dying in your own unique way; how to make decisions about life-sustaining treatments and procedures, palliative care, and legal documents on advance care planning; how to keep unpredictable problems from upsetting what you want; how to give loved ones the gift of caring for you the way you wish.
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    • The sacred bombshell handbook of self-love : the 11 forbidden secrets of feminine power
    • Women's rights : documents decoded
      Women's rights : documents decoded
      Aimee D. Shouse.
      "Women's rights have been in a state of flux since our nation's founding. Taking a broad view of the ongoing efforts to attain rights for women, this work provides unique insight into the context of the issues and reveals the range of factors that can influence a particular policy decision. What constitutes "women's rights" depends on whom you ask--or who is in political office at the time. Understandably, women's rights have changed across time as perceptions of women and their roles have changed. What remains consistent regardless of the historic era is that rights assumed by men often must be specifically granted to women. This book presents an overview of women's rights that also addresses specific policy decisions. Within each policy entry, the author explains the factors that can influence a particular policy decision, such as the current American political culture, prevailing views of women as mothers and caretakers, perceptions of female/male relationships, systemic governmental influences, and conflicting opinions over the role of government in decisions related specifically to women's lives. The book's conclusion examines current issues, encouraging students to consider whether or not these rights will continue to evolve along with U.S. society and women's roles in it."--Publisher's website.
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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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    • Dilemmas of adulthood : Japanese women and the nuances of long-term resistance
    • Women, Islam and resistance in the Arab world
      Women, Islam and resistance in the Arab world
      Maria Holt, Haifaa Jawad.
      "How are women in the Arab world negotiating the male-dominated character of Islamist movements? Is their participation in the Islamic political project including violent resistance against foreign invasion and occupation the result of coercion, or of choice? Questioning assumptions about female powerlessness in Muslim societies, Maria Holt and Haifaa Jawad explore the resistance struggles taking place in Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, and elsewhere in the Middle East from the perspectives of the women involved. The authors make extensive use of vivid personal testimonies as they examine the influence of such factors as religion, patriarchy, and traditional practices in determining women s modes of participation in conflicts. In the process, they add to our knowledge not only of how women are affected by political violence, but also of how their involvement is beginning to change the rules that govern their societies."-- Publisher's description.
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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
    • The big book of symptoms : A-Z guide to your child's health
      The big book of symptoms : A-Z guide to your child's health
      editors, Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP.

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    • Infant, child and adolescent nutrition : a practical handbook
      Infant, child and adolescent nutrition : a practical handbook
      Judy More.
      This evidence-based, practical guide provides an introduction to the theory behind child nutrition with practical advice on how to put that theory into practice, including case studies, key points and activities to help readers learn. Divided into three sections, the chapters cover pre-natal nutrition and nutrition throughout childhood from pre-term babies to adolescents up to the age of 18. Section 1: Introduction to the growth, nutrients and food groups. Section 2: Providing a balanced eating pattern for each age group, chapters include expected growth patterns, development affecting eating and drinking skills, as well as common problems such as reflux in babies, fussy eaters in the toddler years and eating disorders and pregnancy in the teenage years. Section 3: Common problems/disorders that can occur at any stage throughout childhood such as obesity, diabetes and food intolerances. Chapters will also cover nutritional support in the community, reflecting the increasing numbers of chronically sick children who are now managed in the primary care setting.
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    • 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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    • Fast facts for the neonatal nurse : a nursing orientation and care guide in a nutshell
    • Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic
    • 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
    • Sleep better! a guide to improving sleep for children with special needs