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The American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding - Joan Younger Meek, Sherill Tippins, American Academy of Pediatrics

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The American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding


The Breastfeeding Book Your Doctor Recommends

Why is breastfeeding best for my baby? Will I like it? What if it hurts? What happens when my maternity leave is over? Will I be able to use a breast pump? How can I make this work?

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the organization that represents the nation’s finest pediatricians, answers these questions and many more in this invaluable resource to help you and your baby get the healthiest possible start. The benefits of breastfeeding will last a lifetime, for both you and your baby.

Here is everything new mothers need to know about breastfeeding. From preparing for the first feeding to adjusting to home, family, and work life as a nursing mother, this comprehensive resource covers:

• Preparing for breastfeeding before your baby is born

• Breastfeeding benefits for mothers and babies, including the most recent neurological, psychological, and immunological research showing why breastfeeding enhances your infant’s immune system and protects against many common illnesses

• Establishing a nursing routine and what to do when you return to work

• The father’s role and creating a postpartum support network

• Handling special situations, from C-sections to premature births

• Breastfeeding beyond infancy

• Weaning your baby

• Solutions to common breastfeeding challenges

• And much more

Mothers everywhere will find this book an indispensable guide to one of life’s most important decisions.

Secrets You Keep from Yourself: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness - Dan Neuharth

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Secrets You Keep from Yourself: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness


This insightful guide is an exploration of how and why people undermine their happiness and lose touch with their "best" selves. Counterproductive self-deception, a universal behavior, is a habit that can be broken. People keep themselves from having what they want, a phenomenon known as "self-handicapping."

Offering poignant examples, innovative tools, and a compassionate perspective, Dan Neuharth reveals how to vanquish self-imposed roadblocks and avoid unnecessary losses in order to embrace and share the best in oneself.

Speaker's Lifetime Library - Leonard. Spinrad

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Speaker's Lifetime Library


Most people name public speaking as their greatest fear--it outranks even death for that coveted position. If you're like most, your knees turn to water at the prospect of standing before your fellows and giving a speech, but it needn't be that way. Preparation builds confidence, and confidence is all it takes to win over a crowd. The Speaker's Lifetime Library will help you prepare for any speech on any occasion with its four extensive sections: "The Speaker's Reference Guide," "Apt Comparisons," "The Day and Date Book," and "The Special Occasions Book." The first is a collection of more than 150 sets of definitions, quotations, aphorisms, anecdotes, and facts about subjects such as computers, motivation, and youth. ("If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon." --James Russell Lowell) "Apt Comparisons" lists metaphors, symbols, and opposites for almost 1,000 common words; it is followed with a long section detailing great events for each day of the year--even February 29, when the first Playboy Club opened in 1960! The large volume is topped off with speech ideas written for over 50 different occasions. Whether you're opening an art gallery or speaking at your sister's wedding, you'll find the Speaker's Lifetime Library invaluable in shaking the jitters and bringing down the house. --Rob Lightner

Conquer All Obstacles - Jo-Anne Vandermeulen

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Conquer All Obstacles


A WOMAN WHO WANTS TO FIND LOVE ... WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR A HAPPILY-EVER-AFTER ... EVEN TANGLING WITH A PSYCHOPATH ... YET, LOVE HAS THE POWER TO ... CONQUER ALL OBSTACLES. Middle-aged divorcee, Tara Robstead, wants more than a secret love affair with her boss, Josh Henderson. Yet, her search for a happily-ever-after costs her more than a price paid in blood-her soul is slaughtered. Now confined in a mental hospital, she must confront her greatest fears in order to break a psychopath's control over her fractured mind. Against the ticking clock, Josh must face his true love for Tara before it's too late. Together, Tara and Josh can stand united to ... CONQUER ALL OBSTACLES

Secrets from the Sofa: A Psychologist's Guide to Achieving Personal Peace - Kenneth Herman

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Secrets from the Sofa: A Psychologist's Guide to Achieving Personal Peace


If what everyone really wants from life is happiness, success, and peace of mind, then why do people stay at unrewarding jobs or in destructive relationships? Why are people neglecting their physical and mental health? Why do we sometimes have so much trouble just getting through the day? Unfortunately, people feel safe and secure with familiar emotions. Even misery is preferable to the anticipated anxiety associated with change. Intellectually, we would like to change; emotionally, we question if change is necessary-or even possible. As a practicing clinical psychologist for over 45 years, Dr. Kenneth Herman shares his "Secrets from the Sofa"-his proven step by step approach to helping people change and achieve a greater sense of purpose, happiness and peace. He offers readers the chance to be their own psychologist; to look at their problems, to address where they are coming from, to make a plan to overcome the issues, and then to execute that plan. With motivation and determination, you will find that your personal peace plan can make a change for the better completely possible. "Secrets from a Sofa" can lead you to a happier, more fulfilling life. And if you really put your mind to it, it will.

Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back - Kimberly Palmer

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Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back


As a young professional today, you are part of a generation with greater earning power and more advanced degrees than preceding ones—along with a fresh, holistic outlook on financial success. Yes, you might have taken out more debt than previous generations, but that doesn’t mean you’re a slacker living off credit cards and takeout as media pundits would have people believe. Kimberly Palmer, the Alpha Consumer columnist for US News & World Report, frequently receives questions from twenty-, thirty-, and forty-something readers like you about making smart, sustainable life choices, including:

What should I be doing with my savings?  •  Should I take on freelance jobs?  •  Where should I invest my money?  •  Should I buy a house or keep renting?  •  Does it make sense to share a mortgage with my significant other?  •  Can I afford a baby?  •  How can I support the causes I believe in?  •  Should I start a nonprofit?

In Generation Earn, Palmer answers these questions—and many more—in three parts. Part one centers on the self, covering professional goals, personal spending, debt management, and investing. Part two focuses on creating a home, including renting, mortgages, marriage, and saving for baby. Part three addresses the world at large, including green spending, sustainable donating, and supporting nonprofits. Add it all up and you have a plan for every major decision you’ll have to make to create a successful life.

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