Released on 2002-01-18Categories Medical

Lights Out

Lights Out

Author: T. S. Wiley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743417792

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 205

When it comes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression, everything you believe is a lie. With research gleaned from the National Institutes of Health, T.S. Wiley and Bent Formby deliver staggering findings: Americans really are sick from being tired. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression are rising in our population. We’re literally dying for a good night’s sleep. Our lifestyle wasn’t always this way. It began with the invention of the lightbulb. When we don’t get enough sleep in sync with seasonal light exposure, we fundamentally alter a balance of nature that has been programmed into our physiology since day one. This delicate biological rhythm rules the hormones and neurotransmitters that determine appetite, fertility, and mental and physical health. When we rely on artificial light to extend our day until 11 p.m., midnight, and beyond, we fool our bodies into living in a perpetual state of summer. Anticipating the scarce food supply and forced inactivity of winter, our bodies begin storing fat and slowing metabolism to sustain us through the months of hibernation and hunger that never arrive. Our own survival instinct, honed over millennia, is now killing us. Wiley and Formby also reveal: -That studies from our own government research prove the role of sleeplessness in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, infertility, mental illness, and premature aging -Why the carbohydrate-rich diets recommended by many health professionals are not only ridiculously ineffective but deadly -Why the lifesaving information that can turn things around is one of the best-kept secrets of our day. Lights Out is one wake-up call none of us can afford to miss.
Released on 2020-03-05Categories Fiction

She Came to Stay

She Came to Stay

Author: Eleni Kyriacou

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529337686

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 372

'Secrets and lies, poverty and elegance, old loyalties and new friendships all combine to make Eleni Kyriacou's debut novel a compelling page-turner' - Fiona Valpy, bestselling author of The Dressmaker's Gift One of Woman & Home's Best Historical Fiction Reads of 2020 In a city of strangers, who can you trust? London, 1952. Dina Demetriou has travelled from Cyprus for a better life. She's certain that excitement, adventure and opportunity are out there, waiting - if only she knew where to look. Her passion for clothes and flair for sewing land her a job repairing the glittering costumes at the notorious Pelican Revue. It's here that she befriends the mysterious and beautiful Bebba. With her bleached-blonde hair and an appetite for mischief, Bebba is like no Greek Dina has ever met before. She guides Dina around the fashionable shops, bars and clubs of Soho, and Dina finally feels life has begun. But Bebba has a secret. And as thick smog brings the city to a standstill, the truth emerges with devastating results. Dina's new life now hangs by a thread. What will be left when the fog finally clears? And will Dina be willing to risk everything to protect her future? A story of friendship, family, love and loss set against the grimy and glittering streets of fifties Soho. For fans of Kate Furnivall and Rachel Rhys. Further praise for SHE CAME TO STAY: 'An atmospheric page-turner perfectly set in the smoke and glitter of a vanished world . . . gripping' - Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said/She Said 'Compelling and beautifully observed. Kyriacou brilliantly evokes the violence and the grime beneath the sequins and surface glamour of 1950s Soho' - Rachel Rhys, bestselling author of Dangerous Crossing 'I absolutely loved it. A gripping, enthralling story . . . I was completely engrossed' - Laura Marshall, bestselling author of Friend Request 'An absorbing story of friendship, betrayal and resilience' - Sarah Maine, bestselling author of Beyond the Wild River 'A gripping, evocative story . . . well researched and utterly convincing. A real gem of a book' - Gill Paul, bestselling author of The Lost Daughter 'An evocative page-turner full of memorable characters. A wonderful debut' - Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl Readers are loving SHE CAME TO STAY, too! 'I can highly recommend this book. You will be hooked from start to finish.' 5 STARS 'A cracking storyline packed with secrets, as well as unexpected twists and turns make this, cliche or no, a proper page-turner.' 5 STARS 'A brilliant read.' 5 STARS 'The plot moves quickly and is gripping. I didn't want to put the book down but then was sorry to leave the characters and their London haunts behind when I got to the end.' 5 STARS 'A really enjoyable read.' 5 STARS
Released on 2017-08-21Categories Fiction

A Day of Pleasure Anthology: Morning Light, Two in the Afternoon, Stay the Night

A Day of Pleasure Anthology: Morning Light, Two in the Afternoon, Stay the Night

Author: Cora Cade

Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary

ISBN: 9781640632899

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

View: 702

Welcome to the Drunken Duck, a pub where the men are fine as hell and the ladies know how to get what they want. In MORNING LIGHT, Noah Harper returns home from deployment to find his kid brother’s best friend isn’t a tomboy anymore. Tennyson Sharpe has been waiting for Noah to notice her for nearly ten years and she’ll be damned if she lets the opportunity pass. When Army Ranger Callum Eversman arrives on the scene in TWO IN THE AFTERNOON, he’ll do anything to protect Molly Ryan, but will a hot fling satisfy her craving for him? Chris Harper falls hard for the feisty Lainey Eversman in STAY THE NIGHT. She’s got a hands-off policy when it comes to pretty boys, but Chris is out to prove he’s nothing like the man she left behind. A Day of Pleasure Anthology: Book #1: Morning Light Book #2: Two in the Afternoon Book #3: Stay the Night
Released on 2019-01-05Categories Education

A Starter Guide to College for Clueless Students & Parents

A Starter Guide to College for Clueless Students & Parents

Author: Jake D. Seeger

Publisher: Starter Guides LLC

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 839

For 8th-graders, freshmen and sophomores, here's what to do now. For juniors and seniors, here are details about the tests, the applications, admissions factors, financial aid, essays, interviews and college selection. Checklists are provided for each year of high school. A comprehensive checklist for the application for each college is provided. It is a reference book for these many details for when you need them. Use some chapters now, and come back to other chapters later, even in a year or more. For 8th- and 9th-Graders, get a great start on high school by seeing what to do your freshman and sophomore years, so you're not behind in junior and senior years. Which colleges are realistic? Which are affordable? Do not count any of them out yet. Can you get a great degree without a huge debt? Sure, if you make the right choices. These topics are covered: - How to get college-ready and admissions-ready; - Benefits of community colleges and public - colleges; - Selective admissions factors and expectations; - Activities, internships and sports; - Practice for standardized tests and subject tests; - Application checklists and procedures; - Financial aid and cost comparisons; - Meeting admissions officials; and - Essays and interviews. After knowing more, students and parents can better discuss and think about all these factors to decide if college is indeed the best option, and what type of college is best. The book explains the basics, and moves into detailed information that you may not need right away, but probably will use later. It has handy reference pages containing checklists, testing rules, calendars, admissions statistics, college degree levels, and websites to use, so you don't have to look everything up yourself. You don't have to remember everything now. You can go back to the book again and again when you need the information. For the maze of selective college applications, admissions and choices, the Starter Guide explains the basics, and then provides a detailed analysis of the situation, presents a detailed plan of action and points you to the some of the best sources for even more information to complete a serious run for the Ivies and the other top 50 to top 150 colleges. But the great options of public colleges aren't neglected, as the benefits of community colleges, public honors colleges, tuition discounts in nearby states, affordable regional colleges and flagship universities are explained. Finances and financial aid are covered, with estimates of what to expect from both public and private colleges, with examples for various household income levels. Students and parents will find advice on how to meet admissions staff. Learn how to build an impressive record based on what the colleges are looking for. Students will find practical advice on how to make the best impression with their attire, conversational interactions, paperwork and correspondence. Learn which questions to ask and how to best convey your story, while knowing what things to avoid doing (and there are a few). High school guidance counselors will like the reference information on testing (test by test, 8th grade to 12th grade, in reference summary pages) and admissions statistics. The book covers test schedules, reporting, fees, fee waivers, test cancellation procedures, information websites, admissions events, admissions statistics for 120 colleges in one spot (the publisher looked them up and calculated them so you don't have to). See about fine print admissions details, like the lowest test scores for admissions at a college. The Starter Guide to College for Clueless Students & Parents is a good value. It doesn't have to be read all at once, but can guide a student and the parents as time passes, even loaned to others.
Released on 2014-09-09Categories Juvenile Fiction

The Swallow

The Swallow

Author: Charis Cotter

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 9781770495937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 134

In 1960s Toronto, two girls retreat to their attics to escape the loneliness and isolation of their lives. Polly lives in a house bursting at the seams with people, while Rose is often left alone by her busy parents. Polly is a down-to-earth dreamer with a wild imagination and an obsession with ghosts; Rose is a quiet, ethereal waif with a sharp tongue. Despite their differences, both girls spend their days feeling invisible and seek solace in books and the cozy confines of their respective attics. But soon they discover they aren't alone--they're actually neighbors, sharing a wall. They develop an unlikely friendship, and Polly is ecstatic to learn that Rose can actually see and talk to ghosts. Maybe she will finally see one too! But is there more to Rose than it seems? Why does no one ever talk to her? And why does she look so... ghostly? When the girls find a tombstone with Rose's name on it in the cemetery and encounter an angry spirit in her house who seems intent on hurting Polly, they have to unravel the mystery of Rose and her strange family... before it's too late.
Released on 2001-11-01Categories Performing Arts

Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135685119

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 976

View: 831

Since its initial publication in 1978, Stay Tuned has been recognized as the most comprehensive and useful single-volume history of American broadcasting and electronic media available. This third edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to bring the story of American broadcasting forward to the 21st century, affording readers not only the history of the most important and pervasive institution affecting our society, but also providing a contextual transition to the Internet and other modern media. The enthusiasm of authors Christopher H. Sterling and John Michael Kittross is apparent as they lead readers through the development of American electronic mass media, from the first electrical communication (telegraph and telephone); through radio and television; to the present convergence of media, business entities, programming, and delivery systems, including the Internet. Their presentation is engaging, as well as informative, promoting an interest in history and making the connections between the developments of yesterday and the industry of today. Features of this third edition include: *chronological and topical tables of contents; *new material reflecting modern research in the field; *a new chapter describing historical developments from 1988 through to the current day; *an expanded bibliography, including Web site and museum listings; *an updated and expanded glossary and chronology; and *extensive statistical data of the development of television and radio stations, networks, advertising, programming, audiences, and other aspects of broadcasting. Designed for use in undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of American mass media, broadcasting, and electronic media, Stay Tuned also fits well into mass communication survey courses as an introduction to electronic media topics. As a chronicle of American broadcasting, this volume is also engaging reading for anyone interested in old radio, early television, and the origins and development of American broadcasting.
Released on 2013-07-01Categories Juvenile Fiction

A Big Year for Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp Book #3)

A Big Year for Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp Book #3)

Author: Mary Ann Kinsinger

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441242518

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 409

Lily Lapp's family has settled into their new home in Pennsylvania, but life still holds big changes and big steps for Lily. Good changes, like once again living close to her beloved cousin and best friend, Hannah. Bad changes, like a mean girl who plays tricks on her. And no change at all where Lily would most want one--Aaron Yoder sits near her in school and relentlessly teases her. Surprises are in store for Lily as she learns, with Mama and Papa's help, to manage the ups and downs of growing up Amish. The third of four charming novels that chronicle the gentle way of the Amish through the eyes of a young girl, A Big Year for Lily gives children ages 8-12 a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Amish--and lots of fun and laughter along the way. It combines Mary Ann Kinsinger's real-life stories of growing up Amish and the bestselling writing of Amish fiction and nonfiction author Suzanne Woods Fisher. With charming line drawings in each book, this series captures the hearts of readers young and old.
Released on 2007-03-01Categories Health & Fitness

Sleep

Sleep

Author: Carlos H. Schenck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440635090

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 419

We spend more than 200,000 hours sleeping in a lifetime, the equivalent of more than 8,000 days. Yet research has only just begun to decode the mysteries behind what can go wrong. Here, Dr. Carlos H. Schenck, one of the most prominent sleep doctors and researchers in the country, takes us on an incredible journey into the mechanisms of sleep, and the spectrum of disorders that can occur when these mechanisms go bizarrely awry. Dr. Schenck discusses the causes and treatments for common problems-insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, and more. But what sets this book apart is the rare glimpse it offers into the cutting-edge science that he and others have pioneered in identifying, understanding, and explaining the realm of "parasomnias"-the mysterious, more extreme sleep disorders,such as dream enactment, sleep-related eating disorder, sexsomnia, sleepwalking, sleep terrors, sleep paralysis, and even sleep violence, which affect at least 20 million Americans. Comprehensive, engrossing, and backed by the latest medical research, Sleep is a groundbreaking work about what continues to be one of our most mysterious medical puzzles-making it an indispensable guide for sufferers of all sleep disorders and their families.