The Hormone Myth
By Robyn Stein DeLuca
It's time for women to reject the "hormone myth" and own their emotions in a healthy and realistic way. This provocative book exposes pervasive myths about women's hormones and shows how flawed, obsolete research and sexism have combined to keep women "in their place." Although the idea that women become raving lunatics when their hormones fluctuate is firmly entrenched in American culture-images of hormone-crazed women are prominent on TV and in movies, books, and magazines-a thorough examination of the evidence overwhelmingly tells us otherwise. This book will confront the pervasive myth that women are at the mercy of their reproductive hormones, and illustrate how the perpetuation of this stereotype harms women.Scientific evidence shows that the majority of women do not experience major mental or physical symptoms linked to their hormones. Rather, much of women's supposed "irrationality" can be attributed to environmental factors and the cultural and social realities of being a woman in the Western world.With a thorough exploration of women's hormonal lives, from the initiation of menstruation through menopause, The Hormone Myth will help you reject the negative stereotype of the hormone-crazed woman and gain an appreciation for the natural changes that occur over time.
Here's the Plan.
By Allyson Downey
For many women in their 20's and 30's, the greatest professional hurdle they'll need to overcome has little to do with their work life. The most focused, confident, and ambitious women can find themselves derailed by a tiny little thing: a new baby. While more workplaces are espousing family-friendly cultures, women are still subject to a "parenting penalty" and high-profile conflicts between parenting and the workplace are all over the news: from the controversy over companies covering the costs of egg-freezing to the debate over parental leave and childcare inspired by Marissa Mayer's policies at Yahoo. Here's the Plan offers an inventive and inspiring roadmap for working mothers steering their careers through the parenting years. Author Allyson Downey,founder of weeSpring, the Yelp for baby products," and mother of two young children,advises readers on all practical aspects of ladder-climbing while parenting, such as negotiating leave, flex time, and promotions. In the style of #GIRLBOSS or Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, Here's the Plan is the definitive guide for ambitious mothers, written by one working mother to another.
How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick
By Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Everyone knows someone who's sick or suffering. Yet when a friend or relative is under duress many of us feel uncertain about how to cope.Throughout her recent bout with breast cancer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin became fascinated by her friends' and family's diverse reactions to her and her illness: how awkwardly some of them behaved how some misspoke or misinterpreted her needs and how wonderful it was when people read her right. She began talking to her fellow patients and dozens of other veterans of serious illness, seeking to discover what sick people wished their friends knew about how best to comfort, help, and even simply talk to them.Now Pogrebin has distilled their collective stories and opinions into this wide-ranging compendium of pragmatic guidance and usable wisdom. Her advice is always infused with sensitivity, warmth, and humour. It is embedded in candid stories from her own and others' journeys, and their sometimes imperfect interactions with well-meaning friends. How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick is an invaluable guidebook for anyone hoping to rise to the challenges of this most important and demanding passage of friendship.
How to Woo a Jew
By Tamar Caspi
Have you been single longer than the Jews wandered the desert? Or are you newly single and hoping to hook up with a hot MOT*?Either way, Tamar Caspi is on a mission to help you find your Chosen One... and who better to do that than the advice columnist from the massively popular dating site JDate.com?In How to Woo a Jew , your very own Jewish Carrie Bradshaw takes you through each facet of the dating world,from traditional Jewish matchmaking and mixers to modern online dating portals, from honing your Jewdar to kosher sex. Whatever mishegas you've made of your love life, Caspi has words of wisdom,and a few enlightening quizzes, charts, and illustrations,to help you find your Jewish soul mate.*Member of the Tribe
How Much Is Too Much? [previously published as How Much Is Enough?]
By Connie Dawson, David Bredehoft, Jean Illsley Clarke
A down-to-earth guide to regaining control of your kids and your family Overindulgence is not the badge of a bad parent. In fact, it comes directly from having a good and generous heart. But despite our good intentions, the abundance we heap on our kids often becomes more than they need or can handle. Family and parenting experts Jean Illsley Clarke, Connie Dawson, and David Bredehoft help you to understand: How damaging overindulgence can be for children When you are overindulging- and how to stop Which methods work best to establish firm rules and structure How to instil responsibility and independence in your kids What to do when family and friends are overindulging your kids What grandparents can do to help Based on new research gathered over the past ten years, How Much Is Too Much? gives you the insight and advice you need to put your children on track for a happy and successful life.
Here Come the Brides!
By Audrey Bilger, Michele Kort
Marriage today isn't what it used to be: for better, not for worse. As same-sex weddings are becoming more common, the classic love-story happy ending is taking on a decidedly new twist, everyone has a fresh role to play, and supporters and opponents of gay marriage alike are finding themselves in the midst of a revolution that's redefining marriage,both as a personal choice and as an institution,as we know it.In Here Come the Brides!, editors Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort gather together the voices of women taking part in,and shaping,this major historical shift. Representing a diversity of points of view in terms of race, class, ethnicity, and gender identification, this collection of essays, stories, and visual images takes a multidimensional look at how opening up the traditional order of man and wife" to include the possibility of wife and wife" is altering our social landscape. From wedding pictures and images of protest signs to comical anecdotes and sober philosophical analyses, Here Come the Brides! is an exploration of how the legalization of same-sex marriages has irrevocably changed the way lesbians think about their unions and their lives,and a celebration of the dream of lesbian happily-ever-afters.
How To Never Look Fat Again
By Charla Krupp
Are your clothes making you look fat? How else do you explain how some days you look your thinnest and other days you don't -when you weigh exactly the same? What is packing on the pounds? Charla Krupp, will answer these questions and many more in this amazing new style guide. She'll share smart, easy ways to hide arm flaps, big busts, muffin tops, back fat, Buddha belly, booty, wide hips, thunder thighs, heavy calves and that's only half the chapters. She'll look at special problems like how not to look fat in work-out gear, evening wear and even in a swimsuit! Charla discusses everything about women's clothes from shape and fit to fabric and colour. Each chapter has a checklist to determine if the body part in question is a problem; how to get a 'no-fat' look; a list of fabrics, colour and styles that will make you look fat; and the absolutely best shades, shapes and material that will slim you down; a list of products and fashions you shouldn't waste a penny on and a list of 10 things to have you looking thinner by tonight! Plus there's a list of brilliant buys. Every woman you know puts something on and asks, 'Does this make me look fat?' This is the book for them.
How To Blow Her Mind In Bed
By Siski Green
Wouldn't it be great if you could read a woman's mind? You could find out whether she wants you, what she'd like you to do to her in bed, and how to be the best lover she's ever had. Well, now you can. How to Blow Her Mind in Bed reveals what a woman is really thinking when you're trying to chat her up, kiss her or get her naked. You'll find out what she likes, what she doesn't and the tricks and techniques she wishes you knew. With interviews from real women and scientific explanations of the whys and hows of women's sexual desires, How to Blow Her Mind in Bed gives you the knowledge you need to get what you want.
How Not To Look Old
By Charla Krupp
It's every woman's dream: looking hip, sexy, fresh and pretty at whatever age. Now it's every woman's necessity: looking younger will help you hold onto your job and your partner. It's about making the ultimate 'to-do' list of SMALL beauty and fashion changes that pay off BIG TIME. Charla Krupp, the style expert on the Today Show, known for her accessible, real women's approach to looking fabulous, offers brutally frank and foolproof advice on how not to look old. Formatted as an original, easy-to-use 'To-Do' list, the book reveals 16 essential commands that will take women from frumpy to fabulous in minutes.Ther are 'before and afters' shopping list, insider advice from beauty and fashion experts on 'the newer way to' do anything and quizzes and sidebars rounding out this thorough, enlightening, and entertaining beauty book.
How To Get Married In Green
By Suzan St Maur
As the whole "green" subject becomes more and more complex - combining environmental, ethical and organic issues, some of which can be conflicting - it's getting progressively harder to work out how to make your wedding eco-friendly without ending up with a glorified mudbath. Yet, quite rightly, many couples now want their weddings designed to help keep our planet, environment, agriculture and employment ethics as healthy as possible ...without compromising on style, glamour, quality and, of course, fun. A tall order? Not now, with "How to Get Married in Green." In this book, Suzan St Maur (also author of "Wedding Speeches For Women" and "The A to Z of Wedding Worries and how to put them right") neatly unravels the increasingly tangled web of green issues relating to weddings; so that you can: choose from a range of options depending on how far you want to pursue your green approach; see how these options work across all key areas of your wedding; get some clever, effective ideas on transport, decorations, clothes, catering, entertainment and more; learn how to make those ideas work for you with style and panache; understand just what an appreciable difference these measures will make to our planet and wellbeing; and, enjoy your wedding (and its planning) even more, because you know you're making a difference.Contents: The author; Preface; 1. Jewellery; 2. Hen and stag nights; 3. Location; 4. Stationery and communications; 5. Clothing and cosmetics; 6. Gifts; 7. Flowers and decorations; 8. Ceremony; 9. Reception; 10. Food; 11. Drinks; 12. Photography; 13. Transportation; 14. Honeymoons; 15. Resources.
How To Get Pregnant
By Sherman Silber
For decades this book has been the most popular resource for couples trying to conceive. Now thoroughly revised and updated to provide cutting edge information on all the very latest treatments the new edition of How To Get Pregnant will be the ultimate guide for prospective parents in the 21st century. One in every five couples is infertile and with more and more people putting off pregnancy until later in life, Dr. Silber's compassionate, informative book is in greater demand than ever. The comprehensive text explains not only the essential facts of getting pregnant but also how to solve once-insurmountable fertility problems with the latest high-tech findings, tests and procedures - including the revolutionary antral follicle count, which allows women to discover how many eggs they have left and may determine whether they have to find a way to preserve their eggs. For all couples determining whether to have a child, this book will be the only resource they will need, addressing all concerns they may have.
How To Have Great Sex For The Rest Of Your Life
By Val Sampson, Julia Cole
The secrets of maintaining a healthy sex life in a long-term relationship
Sex in long-term relationships is regarded by most of the media as unglamorous, dutiful - and definitely not exciting. In a society that's overloaded with overtly sexual images, it's easy to imagine that the rest of the world is having a much better sex life than you and your partner. And many couples do suffer a loss of libido after a number of years.
But the message of this book is that sex doesn't have to become boring or routine. Not only can you re-kindle your sex-life, but the sex you can have with your long-term partner can be the best sex of your life, no matter what your age or the number of years you have been together.
A Holistic Guide To Embracing Pregnancy, Childbirth, And Motherhood
By Karen Salt
The newly pregnant woman faces a multitude of changes in her mind, life, and body, some of which are addressed by traditional medical care but many of which are not. In this holistic guide, the expectant mother will find warm and reassuring advice that will help her stay calm, focused, and energized during this exciting time and beyond.Rather than treat the arrival of a baby as strictly a one-moment-in-time medical event, author Karen Salt provides advice and wisdom to "treat" the whole woman-her emotions and her physical changes-and covers the entire year-long experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Salt's holistic approach unveils for mothers-to-be the backbone of the doula role-to provide support, information, advocacy, and facilitation to women during pregnancy, labour, and early motherhood-and teaches her the many ways to use the doula philosophy to nurture herself through the process. From meditation and relaxation exercises, to fitness and nutrition advice to tips for achieving "positive energy living," this comprehensive guide puts mothers in control of their pregnancy, their birthing experience, and their approach to this wonderful and life-altering time.
Help For Hair Pullers
By Nancy J. Keuthen
Pulling out hair when stressed or angry is a surprisingly common coping strategy. Many begin in adolescence, eventually having to wear wigs or hats to cover up the problem. This book acts as a self-help guide, offering cognitive-behavioural techniques and other treatment options.