Juvenile Nonfiction

Personal Hygiene? What's that Got to Do with Me?

Author: Pat Crissey,Noah Crissey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843107961

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 94

View: 2451

This book is a curriculum for students with autism, AS, learning and developmental disabilities, designed to help them understand how others perceive their appearance and the social implications of neglecting personal hygiene. Simple factual information is accompanied by cartoons that emphasize how others view someone with poor hygiene.
Education

Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

A Fun Curriculum with a Focus on Social Understanding

Author: Kelly J. Mahler

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575420

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 1828

This innovative curriculum teaches important hygiene skills and associated social understanding using a fun approach that targets the core characteristics and learning styles of children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. The author's generous use of structure, predictability, self-monitoring, and ways to convey and check for social understanding is worked into all discussion and activities. Ranging from basic daily hygiene to picking, using public restrooms, burping, and farting, topics focus on healthy and socially acceptable behaviors. The book is the answer to the constant search for inventive and intriguing ways to teach often quite boring topics surrounding functional life skills. Lesson plans are well conceptualized and organized, showing that the author knows what makes children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and related disorders tic.
Social Science

A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene

True Stories, Illustrated

Author: Tallulah Pomeroy

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1593761996

Category: Social Science

Page: 105

View: 1894

"A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene is everything I never knew I wanted: a disgusting, hilarious, and honest book that pays tribute to the female body and all of its habits and suppurations. It is delightfully and uncomfortably relatable and I love it with my whole self—heart, sweat, bowels, and all."—Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties We sniff our knickers; we bite our own toenails; we laboriously dig out ingrown hairs: Women aren't as ladylike as people would like to imagine. Using anecdotes collected from hundreds of anonymous sources, this gleefully disgusting illustrated book rewrites our definition of femininity. One day, the artist Tallulah Pomeroy overhead a conversation between two girls about another friend of theirs they knew in college. Apparently, when this friend had been on tour with the rugby team, she'd drunkenly 'done a shit in the sink.' 'She's not a girl if she did that,' said one to the other. 'She may have a vagina, but she's not a girl.' This exchange made Tallulah laugh, but it also made her think. How many things had her friends done that meant they 'weren't girls?' She made a Facebook group and asked people to submit stories about their 'unladylike' behaviors. The page was soon flooded with more stories than she could have ever imagined: about ear wax and trapped wind, gray pubes and bloody pajamas. It became a community of honest, funny, and supportive women, who, by admitting to things they'd thought were shameful, no longer had to feel ashamed. For A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene, Tallulah made original illustrations to accompany a selection of those Facebook posts—plus dozens more from an expanded call for submissions—to create an exuberant and galvanizing handbook for all the nasty women of the world.
Education

Taking Care of Myself

A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism

Author: Mary Wrobel

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477941

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 9874

Winner of an iParenting Media Award! Puberty can be especially tough when young people have autism or other special needs. Through simple stories similar to Carol Gray's Social Stories, author Mary Wrobel teaches caregivers exactly what to say and not say, and shows how you can create helpful stories of your own. Mary addresses hygiene, modesty, body growth and development, menstruation, touching, personal safety, and more. Young students can benefit from self-care skills such as using the toilet, brushing teeth, and washing hands. Parents and teachers should begin teaching these necessary skills as early as possible, even from ages 3-5. The ultimate goal is to maximize the child's potential for independence and lifelong social success. Helpful sections include: Hygiene Health Modesty Growth and Development Menstruation Touching and Personal Safety Masturbation Using A Urinal
Biography & Autobiography

From Under a Bridge Ii

Author: Blossom

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477115676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 94

View: 5660

This book is about a young lady with a lot of hurt inside. This book is about how the drugs took over, the many trips to jail and prison, from mental facilities to rehab. From man to man, woman to woman, trying to stay clean and sober many times and one day deliverance, and the final surrender. Just open up and look inside!
Biography & Autobiography

Nothing to Fall Back On

The Life and Times of a Perpetual Optimist

Author: Betsy Carter

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497681901

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8925

Betsy Carter seemed to have it all: a gorgeous husband with Paul Newman eyes, a thriving career as a journalist at Newsweek and Esquire, and invites to the hottest parties in the best city in the world. Carter was the ultimate “New York woman,” and so it was no wonder that she founded a magazine by that name. But in her early thirties, her luck turned toxic: a fire, illness, divorce, a devastating cab accident, unspeakably bad boyfriends. Carter’s life became so grim that her therapist suggested she have an exorcism; a tarot card reader burst into tears as she laid Carter’s life out on the table. This moving story, set against the gossipy and often hilarious world of magazine publishing in the go-go eighties, reveals what it was like for one woman to be stripped bare, wander the wreckage, and come back with her head and renovations intact.
Biography & Autobiography

The Rough Side the Soft Side

Author: Shani Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595337171

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 52

View: 2883

"The Rough Side/The Soft Side" explores one woman's battle with depression, failure & self-hatred. Step by step, "The Rough Side/The Soft Side" details how she overcame the demons that drove her insane. There is no knight in shinning armor at the end, but no doubt there is a happy ending.
Health & Fitness

When I Have Alzheimer’S

A Quick and Simple Guide for My Caretakers

Author: Caryn Gale

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453577431

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 137

View: 6655

When I Have Alzheimers is written from the personal experiences of providing care for an Alzheimers patient, the authors mother. It includes everything the author wishes she had been told when her mother was diagnosed from The Simplistics of the Disease to When Death Is Approaching. The authors original reason for writing When I Have Alzheimers was to give simple groundwork for her husbands family if they are eventually faced with the prospect of providing care if she is diagnosed with Alzheimers. Her hope was to provide them with some assurance and strength while they are watching the normal progression of the disease. She hopes it will provide the same to you in the care of your own Alzheimers patient.
Fiction

The Girl She Used to Be

Author: David Cristofano

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446544272

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6556

When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it changed their lives forever. The federal government lured them into the Witness Protection Program with the promise of safety, and they went gratefully. But the program took Melody's name, her home, her innocence, and, ultimately, her family. She's been May Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and countless others--everyone but the one person she longs to be: herself. So when the feds spirit her off to begin yet another new life in another town, she's stunned when a man confronts her and calls her by her real name. Jonathan Bovaro, the mafioso sent to hunt her down, knows her, the real her, and it's a dangerous thrill that Melody can't resist. He's insistent that she's just a pawn in the government's war against the Bovaro family. But can she trust her life and her identity to this vicious stranger whose acts of violence are legendary?
Family & Relationships

Living Safely, Aging Well

A Guide to Preventing Injuries at Home

Author: Dorothy A. Drago

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421411512

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 216

View: 8348

As we age, our sense of balance and our vision, hearing, and cognition become less sharp. Aging-related changes greatly increase our risk of injury. In Living Safely, Aging Well, nationally recognized safety expert Dorothy A. Drago spells out how to prevent injury while cooking, gardening, sleeping, driving—and just walking around the house. In the first part of the book, Drago describes the causes of injuries by type—falls, burns, poisoning, and asphyxia—and explains how to decrease the risk of each. She then explores the home environment room by room, pointing out potential hazards and explaining how to avoid them, for example, by installing night lights, eliminating glass coffee tables, and using baby monitors. Lively line drawings make it easy for readers to visualize risks and implement prevention techniques. Living Safely, Aging Well pays special attention to hazards encountered by people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. A chapter devoted to health literacy helps people and caregivers make the best use of the medical care system and a chapter on driving helps evaluate when it is no longer safe to be behind the wheel.
Health & Fitness

Touchstones

Essays on Spirituality and Healing

Author: Dr. Robin S. Shapiro

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469173867

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 106

View: 333

In this collection of essays and poems, Dr. Robin Shapiro captures the depth of the struggles and the triumphs of a healing journey. Using her own healing path as a canvas for her words, Robin offers solace and encouragement to all who are seeking health, wellness, and happiness. Her experiences in medicine have provided rich soil for understanding the nature of compassion and skilled listening, as the people she cares for and teaches heal their lives. Throughout TOUCHSTONES, there is something that will resonate with the reader and touch those wounded places that need a soft space to land. Robin creates a healing landscape with her stories and places it on the heart as a salve that mends us in the broken places. TOUCHSTONES is a call to action... Since everything is impermanent and everyone is impermanent, healing must unfold now... TOUCHSTONES will help the reader become more aware of how precious this human life is and move in the world in a way that can bring about inner peace...
Health & Fitness

Two Caesarean Sections and a Normal Delivery:

My Story

Author: C. Opara

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477231382

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 78

View: 8661

While studying for my degree at university, I did not expect to have any more children until I had finished. In the midst of course assignments and hospital placements, I became pregnant twice and delivered my babies in two consecutive years. I defied the odds and medical evidence by giving birth by normal delivery after having two previous caesarean sections.
Law

Is It Safe to Eat Out?

How Our Local Health OfficialsInspect RestaurantsTo Assure Safe Food or Do They?

Author: N.A

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146979537X

Category: Law

Page: 370

View: 3380

There are over 76 million cases of food poisoning a year with 315,000 hospitalizations and over 9 thousand deaths! Food poisoning is a worse public health hazard than toxic waste!
Fiction

The Askandar

A Journey Towards Immortality

Author: Norris Ray Peery

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595746640

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 3355

The Askandar is a continuation of the story ETMA PNIKRE. The Askandar, the great starship has escaped with its six thousand survivors from the cremation of the planet Earth and now rushes onward in its journey through the blackest darkness of the infinite ocean of the universe. In the starship, within its occupants, live all of the natural instincts and emotions, which had fluxed and flowed within the cultures, the survivors had left behind. No one had given much consideration to the great broad spectrum of the human condition, which would demand its satisfaction, even though it had been stripped from its natural home. The individual's instinctive creature found itself resident within a closed capsule, where it still needed to satisfy its ancient secret yearnings, and to find contentment for the beast, which secretly underlies civilized humanity, that it might be peaceably consoled. And so, though Earth and its societies had all become just a distant cinder, the mysterious ways of Mother Earth had been so patiently distilled into every cell and every fiber of the people on the starship, that her ways, her embedded instincts, her emotions of love, hatred, and savagery, rode within the ship in the safe luxury of each individual survivor.
Fiction

Dirty Little Secrets

Author: L.A. Lewis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 061532200X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5376

What happens when life as you know it gets a little dirty? Schoolteacher Holly James is living the life most women only dream about-until her husband reveals a secret that turns her world upside down. In an effort to cope, Holly decides to get away from it all and winds up creating a few secrets of her own. Trying to be the perfect wife ultimately takes its toll on Holly, and she finds herself engaged in the fight of her life-to save not only her marriage but to find herself. Can she survive life after the pain, or will her dirty little secrets come back to haunt her?
Fiction

The Plutonium Blonde

Author: John Zakour,Lawrence Ganem

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101500301

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4830

"My name is Zachary Nixion Johnson. I am the last private detective on Earth...not exactly one hundred percent true, but it sounds good." "The year is 2057 and, after a handful of species-altering upheavals, earth-shatteringc cataclysms, history changing extra-terrestrial contacts, and pop-culture disasters, the world is now a pretty safe place..." "But every once in a while some crazy thing happens that threatens all of society, all of humanity, or the entire space-time continuum." "And for some reason it always happens on my watch." So begins the first installment of this all-new, all-hilarious trilogy that pokes fun at the pulps, and skewers sci-fi, as a private dick of the future goes after the most dangerous prey of all...The Plutonium Blonde.
Family & Relationships

Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories

A Support Group in a Book

Author: Lynda A. Markut,Anatole Crane

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826514790

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 253

View: 7683

Replete with the powerful words of experienced caregivers, Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories is an essential guidebook for anyone who must attend to the needs of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. In these pages, members of caregivers' support groups - representing twenty-six families and a variety of professions and income levels - speak candidly about the challenges they have faced at every step in the caregiving process, from recognizing early symptoms of dementia to dealing with its advanced stages. Highlighting the ingenuity and resourcefulness of caregivers, the book brims with inspirational stories, practical advice, and creative approaches to problem-solving. Among the issues addressed are: Becoming a caregiver, whether for a spouse or parent Dealing with the personality changes caused by dementia, from anxiety and paranoia to hallucinations and impulsive behavior Keeping dementia sufferers meaningfully involved in life Handling the emotions and stresses of caregiving Seeking help through support groups and other sources, including medical professionals, clergy, and other family members The authors, who have both been caregivers themselves, augment their interviewees' stories with connective commentary and their own personal stories. A useful resource section is included to refer readers to associations and help-lines.
Fiction

Sweet Kisses Trio (sweet romance, short story collection)

Author: Kate Russell

Publisher: Kate Russell Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 63

View: 1113

Sweet Kisses Trio features three individually published, sweet romance short stories/ short novellas: Mel just got dumped by her boyfriend of four years. She might cry for a little while, but she's determined to find Mr. Right because she's got to get some use out of her infamous birthing hips. So what happens when she's found Mr. Right and her ex-boyfriend shows back up? Love, Life, and Chicken Pot Pie is a sweet, contemporary short story: 5,000 words. Elle and Danny were childhood sweethearts who married right out of college and then divorced. Six months later, they run into each other at his sister's wedding reception. Will sparks fly a second time? Or will they get burned? Never Let You Go is a sweet contemporary short story about regrets and second chances: 5,200 words. A spicier version of this title is published under the pen name Elizabeth Carlos. When Sarah bumped into Trey at a restaurant, she wasn't expecting the good-looking, charming guy to ask her out on a date. But she never would have guessed that he was the new boss that everybody in her office was dreading. Will their romance be over before it even starts? Or will that night be the beginning of forever? Need You Now is a sweet romance short story/ short novella: 10,400 words. A spicier version of this title is published under the pen name Elizabeth Carlos. Keywords: contemporary romance, office romance, sweet love story, contemporary love story, office love story, sweet romance short story, contemporary romance short story, office romance short story, chick lit, flirt, crush, boss, secretary, divorce, marriage, wedding, baby, second chance, ex-husband, holiday, romantic comedy, romcom, humor
Medical

Lady with a Lantern

Author: Kay Parley

Publisher: Benchmark Press

ISBN: 0978287622

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 5498

Lady With a Lantern is an eye-opener for anyone who was neither patient nor staff in “the big mental” hospital. Kay Parley was both and she can light the way. The author uses journal, narrative and short story to convey a range of emotion from despair and violence to hope and fun. She provides an understanding of the variety of creative therapies used when the Saskatchewan Hospital at Weyburn was named the most improved mental hospital in North America. There will be times you’ll feel lucky you weren’t there and there will be times you’ll wish you were. You get a clear sense that the hallmark of psychiatry is the unpredictable. Kay Parley has written an entertaining and valuable piece of Saskatchewan history which has too often been neglected and misunderstood.