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The naughty diet - the 10-step plan to eat and cheat your way to the body you want by Milne, Melissa, author.

The naughty diet - the 10-step plan to eat and cheat your way to the body you want

"Last year, Melissa Milne asked 10,000 women how they feel about their bodies, weight, and food. The answers were shocking: more than 80 percent feel guilty after a decadent meal; nearly 60 percent have dieted down a dress size to appease a man; almost two-thirds say they have been body-shamed by another woman- and 50 percent would rather be skinnier than happier or smarter. These women are sick and tired of feeling bad while trying to lose weight. And Milne has the solution: Don't be perfect-ju

May 21, 2016
The mushroom at the end of the world - on the possibility of life in capitalist ruins by Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt.

The mushroom at the end of the world - on the possibility of life in capitalist ruins

"A tale of diversity within our damaged landscapes, The Mushroom at the End of the World follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism. Here, we witness the varied and peculiar worlds of matsutake commerce: the worlds of Japanese gourmets, capitalist traders, Hmong jungle fighters, industrial forests, Yi Chinese goat herders, Finnish nature guides, and more. These companions also lead us into fungal ecologies and forest histories to be

May 25, 2016
The mushroom at the end of the world - on the possibility of life in capitalist ruins by Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt.

The mushroom at the end of the world - on the possibility of life in capitalist ruins

May 21, 2016
The moral economy - why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens by Bowles, Samuel, author.

The moral economy - why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens

Should the idea of economic man-the amoral and self-interested Homo economicus-determine how we expect people to respond to monetary rewards, punishments, and other incentives? Samuel Bowles answers with a resounding "no." Policies that follow from this paradigm, he shows, may "crowd out" ethical and generous motives and thus backfire. But incentives per se are not really the culprit. Bowles shows that crowding out occurs when the message conveyed by fines and rewards is that self-interest is ex

May 19, 2016
The money queen's guide - for women who want to build wealth and banish fear by Carbonaro, Cary, author.

The money queen's guide - for women who want to build wealth and banish fear

Teaches woman to be independent and self sufficient throughout their lives. With 58% of females maintaining careers in the workforce, it is more important ever to educate women on financial stability and success.

May 19, 2016
The modified keto cookbook - quick, convenient great-tasting recipes for following a low-ratio ketogenic diet by Martenz, Dawn Marie.

The modified keto cookbook - quick, convenient great-tasting recipes for following a low-ratio ketogenic diet

Includes tips, strategies, and an abundance of great-tasting, simple to prepare recipes, The Modified Keto Cookbook makes following a low-ratio ketogenic diet easy. The high-fat, low carbohydrate modified ketogenic diet, based on a ratio of fat to non-fat (protein and carbohydrates) of 2:1 and 1:1, has been used to improve seizure control in people with epilepsy and new research suggests that the diet may promote weight loss and provide benefit to those with cancer, brain injury, forms of dement

May 20, 2016
The modern witchcraft grimoire - your complete guide to creating your own book of shadows by Alexander, Skye, author.

The modern witchcraft grimoire - your complete guide to creating your own book of shadows

May 21, 2016
The miracles in the Gospels - what do they teach us about Jesus? by Warrington, Keith.

The miracles in the Gospels - what do they teach us about Jesus?

The first comprehensive scholarly survey of all the Gospel miracles for nearly fifty years. In this magisterial study, Keith Warrington paints a rounded picture of Jesus as a miracle worker by exploring each of the miracles in the Gospels in their literary and historical setting. He demonstrates that, while the miracles are historically authentic, there are several reasons for their presence in the Gospels other than simply to identify Jesus as a miracle worker. They are also intended to functio

May 25, 2016
The mindspan diet - reduce Alzheimer's risk, minimize memory loss, and keep your brain young by Estep, Preston W., author.

The mindspan diet - reduce Alzheimer's risk, minimize memory loss, and keep your brain young

"Studying the diets of the 'Mindspan elite'--those populations that live longest with low levels of dementia--as well as the ways that certain food additiives and ingredients interact with our genes, Dr. Preston Estep explains how the recent slew of popular brains-and-aging books have steered us down the wrong dietary path. Shattering myths about which foods are (and are not) benefitial to our brains, 'The mindspan diet' reveals a simple plan to slow cognitive decline."--Jacket.

May 25, 2016
The mindbody code - how to change the beliefs that limit your health, longevity, and success by Martinez, Mario E., author

The mindbody code - how to change the beliefs that limit your health, longevity, and success

Why is it so difficult to change our beliefs and behaviors even when we know they no longer serve us? How can certain individuals reverse incurable disease while others suffer the effects of childhood wounds despite years of therapy? These are the questions readers will explore in the much-anticipated new book from clinical neuropsychologist and biocognitive science founder Dr. Mario Martinez. In The MindBody Code, Dr. Martinez challenges us to embrace a radically new paradigm for health and wel

May 20, 2016
The military advantage - the Military.com guide to military and veterans benefits by Howell, Terry, author.

The military advantage - the Military.com guide to military and veterans benefits

A guide to military benefits for active-duty service members, veterans, military retirees, and family members. The 2016 edition of the guide includes: updated TRICARE co-pays, fees, and cost-shares; 2016 active-duty and reserve pay charts; active-duty, veterans, and family education program changes; updated VA disability and pension rates; veteran support resources; expanded servicemember protection policies; the latest on VA-provided health care programs.

May 20, 2016
The marvelous pigness of pigs - respecting and caring for all God's creation by Salatin, Joel, author.

The marvelous pigness of pigs - respecting and caring for all God's creation

"Joel Salatin is perhaps the nation's best known farmer, whose environmentally friendly, sustainable Polyface Farms has been featured in Food, Inc. and Time magazine. Now in his first book written for a faith audience, Salatin offers a deeply personal argument for earth stewardship, and calls for fellow Christians to join him in looking to the Bible for a foodscape in line with spiritual truth. Salatin urges Christians to rethink America's allegiance to cheap corporate food that destroys creatio

May 25, 2016
The marvelous pigness of pigs - respecting and caring for all God's creation by Salatin, Joel, author.

The marvelous pigness of pigs - respecting and caring for all God's creation

Offers a call to Christians to be responsible stewards of the Earth in accordance with spiritual principles, and to move away from unhealthy eating habits and factory farming that goes against God's design.

May 21, 2016
The man who made things out of trees by Penn, Rob, author.

The man who made things out of trees

May 21, 2016
The longest mile - a doctor, a food fight, and the footrace that rallied a community against cancer by Meyer, Christine, author.

The longest mile - a doctor, a food fight, and the footrace that rallied a community against cancer

In the course of their lifetime, one out of two men and one out of three women will be diagnosed with cancer. Many of us watch in desperation as our friends and loved ones fight for their lives. But after seeing several of her patients and her dearest aunt engage in a battle with cancer, Dr. Christine Meyer decided to embark on a quest for hope--and through happenstance and love, a team of runners emerged that empowered a community to make a difference, not only in the lives of cancer patients,

May 25, 2016
The limousine liberal - how an incendiary image united the Right and fractured America by Fraser, Steve, 1945- author.

The limousine liberal - how an incendiary image united the Right and fractured America

"A renowned historian traces the genealogy of the "limousine liberal," the enemy that has animated right-wing populism for nearly a century No political metaphor in recent American history has enjoyed the impact of the limousine liberal. Taking aim at what many consider the hypocrisy of wealthy liberals who champion the cause of the poor but who have no intention of bearing the costs of doing anything about their plight, it has mobilized an enduring politics of resentment against everything from

May 19, 2016
The last innocents - the collision of the turbulent sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers by Leahy, Michael, 1953- author.

The last innocents - the collision of the turbulent sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers

It's rare for a team to encapsulate an era as indelibly as the Los Angeles Dodgers did the 1960s. White, black, Jewish, Christian, wealthy, working class, conservative, liberal--the Dodgers embodied the disparate cultural forces at play in an America riven by race and war. In this book, journalist Michael Leahy tells the story of this mesmerizing time and extraordinary team through seven players--Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Tommy Davis, Dick Tracewski, and Lou Johnson--t

May 19, 2016
The know-it-all - one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world by Jacobs, A. J., 1968-

The know-it-all - one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world

Biography detailing the comic effects on Jacobs' life that occur when he attempts to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica volumes A to Z.

May 25, 2016
The know-it-all - one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world by Jacobs, A. J., 1968-

The know-it-all - one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world

Chronicles the efforts of an NPR contributor to read the "Encyclopedia Britannica" from A to Z, sharing the humorous mishaps that occurred as a result of the endeavor, from changed family relationships to his efforts to join Mensa.

May 21, 2016
The knitting all around stitch dictionary - 150 new stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth & in the round by Bernard, Wendy (Wendy Jo), author.

The knitting all around stitch dictionary - 150 new stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth & in the round

Picking up where the first volume left off, each chapter includes a customizable pattern so that knitters can easily swap out stitch patterns to make their own unique knitted items.

May 25, 2016