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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

415

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em>and<em> Wall Street Journal</em> Bestseller!</strong><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."鈥擭PR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive 鈥?until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
Keto Answers: Simplifying Everything You Need to Know about the W...
by , Chris Irvin

Language

English

Pages

421

Publication Date

September 14, 2019

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Do you want to lose fat and improve your health?<BR><BR>You鈥檝e probably seen all of the success stories about the ketogenic diet. You鈥檝e done your research, but nothing makes sense. There鈥檚 so much confusion! Do you count total or net carbs? Should you eat a lot of protein or not? Is keto safe long term? What happens when you fall off the wagon?<BR><BR>Combined, we've spent well over a decade using keto to battle our own health issues and to help thousands of patients and clients lose fat and regain their health. We鈥檝e done the work so you don鈥檛 have to. We have the answers to what works and what doesn鈥檛.<BR><BR>Don鈥檛 worry, you can be successful with the ketogenic diet. You can finally lose that fat. You can take control of your brain. You can reclaim your life and restore your health. And it鈥檚 simpler than you think鈥?lt;br />
The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator
by Timothy C. Winegard

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b>**The instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller**<br />*An international bestseller*<br /><br />鈥淗ugely impressive, a major work.鈥濃€?lt;i>NPR<br /></i><br />A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity鈥檚 fate.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia?聽Why did Scotland surrender its sovereignty to England? What was George Washington's secret weapon during the American Revolution? <br /><br /> The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito.<br /> 聽<br /> Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power.<br /> 聽<br /> The mosquito has determined the fates of empires and nations, razed and crippled economies, and decided the outcome of pivotal wars, killing nearly half of humanity along the way. She (only females bite) has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people from a total of 108 billion throughout our relatively brief existence.聽As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other living thing with which we share our global village.<br /> 聽<br /> Imagine for a moment a world without deadly mosquitoes, or any mosquitoes, for that matter? Our history and the world we know, or think we know, would be completely unrecognizable.<br /> 聽<br /> Driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, <i>The Mosquito</i>聽is the extraordinary untold story of the mosquito鈥檚 reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

January 28, 2010

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<b><b>Now an HBO廬 Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne</b><br /><br />#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /></b><br />Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor聽black tobacco farmer whose cells鈥攖aken without her knowledge in 1951鈥攂ecame one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.聽Henrietta's cells聽have been bought and sold by the billions, yet聽she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly ...
by Eleanor Herman

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

June 12, 2018

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<p><b>One of <i>Washington Independent Review of Books' </i>50 Favorite Books of 2018 鈥?A <i>Buzzfeed </i>Best Book of 2018</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>"Morbidly witty." 鈥擬arilyn Stasio, <i>The New York Times</i> </b><br /><b></b><br /><b>"You鈥檒l be as appalled at times as you are entertained." 鈥?lt;i>Bustle</i>, one of The 17 Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out In June 2018</b><br /><b></b><b></b><br /><b>"A heady mix of erudite history and delicious gossip." 鈥擜ja Raden, author of <i>Stoned</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>In the <i>Washington Post</i> roundup, "What your favorite authors are reading this summer," A.J. Finn says, 鈥淚 want to read <i>The Royal Art of Poison</i>, Eleanor Herman鈥檚 history of poisons."</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>Hugely entertaining, a work of pop history that traces the use of poison as a political鈥攁nd cosmetic鈥攖ool in the royal courts of Western Europe from the Middle Ages to the Kremlin today</b></p><p>The story of poison is the story of power. For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns, and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family鈥檚 spoons, tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots.</p><p> Ironically, royals terrified of poison were unknowingly poisoning themselves daily with their cosmetics, medications, and filthy living conditions. Women wore makeup made with mercury and lead. Men rubbed turds on their bald spots. Physicians prescribed mercury enemas, arsenic skin cream, drinks of lead filings, and potions of human fat and skull, fresh from the executioner. The most gorgeous palaces were little better than filthy latrines. Gazing at gorgeous portraits of centuries past, we don鈥檛 see what lies beneath the royal robes and the stench of unwashed bodies; the lice feasting on private parts; and worms nesting in the intestines. </p><p> In <i>The Royal Art of Poison</i>, Eleanor Herman combines her unique access to royal archives with cutting-edge forensic discoveries to tell the true story of Europe鈥檚 glittering palaces: one of medical bafflement, poisonous cosmetics, ever-present excrement, festering natural illness, and, sometimes, murder.</p>
Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal It...
by William W Li

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English

Pages

414

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>Discover the new science of how eating can enable your body to heal itself from cancer, dementia, and dozens of avoidable diseases. Eat your way to better health with this <i>New York Times</i> bestseller.</b><br /> <br /> We have long radically underestimated our body's power to transform and restore our health. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. William Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases. This book isn't about what foods to avoid, but rather is a life-changing guide detailing the hundreds of healing foods you can add to your meals that support the body's defense systems, including:<br /><ul><li> Plums</li><li>Cinnamon</li><li>Sourdough breadRed wine and beer</li><li>Black Beans</li><li>San Marzano tomatoes</li><li>Olive oil</li><li>Cheeses like Jarlsberg, Camembert and cheddar</li></ul><br /> With Dr. Li's plan, the foods you already love can be optimized to activate your body's five natural health defense systems--Angiogenesis, Regeneration, Microbiome, DNA Protection, and Immunity--to fight cancer; diabetes; cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases; and other debilitating conditions.<br /> <br /> Both informative and practical, <i>Eat to Beat Disease </i>explains the science of healing and prevention, strategies for using food to actively boost health, and points the study of well-being and disease recovery in an exhilarating new direction.
Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century N...
by Stacy Horn

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English

Pages

319

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>"Enthralling; it is well聽worth the trip.鈥?--<i>New York Journal of Books</i></b><br /> Conceived as the most modern, humane聽incarceration facility the world had ever seen, New York鈥檚 Blackwell鈥檚 Island,聽site聽of a lunatic asylum, two prisons, an almshouse, and a number of hospitals, quickly聽became, in the words of a聽visiting Charles Dickens, "a lounging, listless聽madhouse."聽Digging through city records,聽newspaper articles, and聽archival reports, Stacy Horn tells a gripping narrative聽through the voices of the island鈥檚 inhabitants. We also hear聽from the era鈥檚聽officials, reformers, and journalists, including the celebrated undercover聽reporter Nellie Bly. And we聽follow the extraordinary Reverend William Glenney聽French as he ministers to Blackwell鈥檚 residents, battles the聽bureaucratic聽mazes of the Department of Correction and a corrupt City Hall, testifies at聽salacious trials, and in his聽diary wonders about man鈥檚 inhumanity to his fellow聽man.聽<i>Damnation Island</i>聽shows how far聽we鈥檝e come in caring聽for the least fortunate among us鈥攁nd reminds us how much聽work still remains.
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works
by , Elyse Resch

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

August 07, 2012

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<p>First published in 1995, <i>Intuitive Eating </i>has become the go-to book on rebuilding a healthy body image and making peace with food. We've all been there鈥攁ngry with ourselves for overeating, for our lack of willpower, for failing at yet another diet. But the problem is not us; it's that dieting, with its emphasis on rules and regulations, has stopped us from listening to our bodies. Written by two prominent nutritionists, <i>Intuitive Eating </i>will teach you: </p><p>鈥?How to reject diet mentality forever </p><p>鈥?How our three Eating Personalities define our eating difficulties </p><p>鈥?How to find satisfaction in your eating </p><p>鈥?How to feel your feelings without using food </p><p>鈥?How to honor hunger and feel fullness </p><p>鈥?How to follow the ten principles of "Intuitive Eating", </p><p>鈥?How to achieve a new and safe relationship with food and, ultimately, your body </p><p>鈥?How to raise an "intuitive eater"鈥揘EW! </p><p>鈥?The incredible science behind intuitive eating鈥揘EW! </p><p>This revised edition includes updates and expansions throughout, as well as two brand new chapters that will help readers integrate intuitive eating even more fully into their daily lives.</p>
The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Act...
by Valter Longo

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English

Pages

317

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>The internationally renowned, clinically tested, revolutionary diet program to lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and聽<i>The Longevity Diet</i>聽is easier to follow than you'd think. The culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique program lays out a simple solution to living聽to a healthy old age through nutrition. The key is combining the healthy everyday eating plan the book outlines, with the scientifically engineered fasting-mimicking diet, or FMD; the FMD, done just 3-4 times a year, does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting, allowing you to reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet, while avoiding negative stressors, like low energy and sleeplessness. Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan, designed the FMD after making a series of remarkable discoveries in mice, then in humans, indicating that specific diets can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to significantly reduce risk for diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer鈥檚, and heart disease. Longo鈥檚 simple pescatarian daily eating plan and the periodic fasting-mimicking techniques can both yield impressive results. Low in proteins and sugars and rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, The Longevity Diet is proven to help you:聽<br /> 聽<br /> 聽聽聽鈥⒙燣ose weight and reduce abdominal fat<br /> 聽聽聽鈥⒙燛xtend your聽healthy聽lifespan with simple everyday changes<br /> 聽聽聽鈥⒙燩revent age-related muscle and bone loss<br /> 聽聽聽鈥⒙燘uild your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and cancer<br /> 聽<br /> Longo鈥檚 healthy, life span-extending program is based on an easy-to-adopt pescatarian plan along with the fasting-mimicking diet no more than 4 times a year, just 5 days at a time. Including 30 easy recipes for an everyday diet based on Longo's five pillars of longevity,聽<i>The Longevity Diet</i>聽is the key to living a longer, healthier, more fulfilled life.
DIRTY, LAZY, KETO: Getting Started: How I Lost 140 Pounds
by William and Stephanie Las...

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English

Pages

134

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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#1 New Release, #1 Best Seller. Stephanie Laska lost 140 pounds, roughly half of her body weight, by following a ketogenic inspired diet. She figured out the secret to losing weight without the crazy restrictions of a traditional keto diet by following a "dirty" and "lazy" version of keto. <br /><br />Stephanie spent most of her adult life in the Morbidly Obese Class III BMI category. Hovering close to 300 pounds, she avoided booths at restaurants and feared not fitting into amusement park rides. 鈥淚 once hid my jacket over my lap so the flight attendant wouldn鈥檛 see that my seatbelt wouldn鈥檛 close,鈥?she admits.<br /><br />It wasn鈥檛 until a friend suggested she could continue to drink beer while still losing weight that Stephanie decided to 鈥渢ry one last time鈥? Any diet that included loopholes for having a cold beer might be worth a try, she reflected.<br /><br />Through trial and error, Stephanie learned how eating a low carb, moderate protein, higher fat diet could finally nudge her weight in the right direction. 鈥淭his is the weirdest diet ever!鈥?went through her mind every time she got on the scale. Coming from an era of eating FruitLoops漏 washed down with a pitcher of Kool-Aid漏, Stephanie was clueless about the metabolic effects of consuming too many carbohydrates. <br /><br />DIRTY, LAZY, KETO explains the unique diet Stephanie followed to achieve her success. Using humor and simple explanations, Stephanie walks the reader through her personal manifesto for weight loss and maintenance, with helpful strategies and food lists to immediately employ.<br /><br />Stephanie has kept her weight off for five years. She left behind a giant dent on the couch to run twelve marathons, two of which earned her a first-place marathon medal. As part of the chosen "Clean Start Team", Stephanie even ran the New York City Marathon in 2017 as a sponsored athlete from PowerBar漏. Her story even appeared in the international publication, Muscle and Fitness: HERS, Spring 2018. More recently, Costco Connection shared Stephanie's story in an article about the merits of an anti-inflammatory diet (January 2019). She is also quoted in a Reader's Digest article about foods to avoid while on the keto diet (January 2019). <br /><br />Stephanie's hope is that the reader will leave inspired and armed with enough information to get started on their own journey of personalized weight loss success.<br /><br />Let鈥檚 discuss the goals of this down and dirty mini-guide. By the end, the reader will be able to:<br /><br />*Partner with your physician to set realistic goals based on your current health<br />*Understand the difference between a DIRTY, LAZY, KETO diet and a Ketogenic Diet<br />*Accurately read a nutrition label and count the net carbs per serving<br />*Confidently shop for ingredients that you need to be successful<br />*Stock your fridge and pantry with appropriate foods for cooking and snacking<br />*Prepare quick and easy meals, drinks, snacks, and desserts that are on plan<br />*Strategize ways to prevent dehydration<br />*Recognize and stop efforts at self-sabotage<br />*Have a long-term plan for healthy, sustainable weight loss<br />

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