Why Do Roller Coasters Make You Puke

Over 150 Curious Questions and Intriguing Answers

Why Do Roller Coasters Make You Puke

A fun and fascinating trivia book with a wide range of intriguing questions and entertainingly written answers from a bestselling author. Perfect for trivia junkies everywhere, this new collection will surprise readers with fascinating answers to age-old curiosities, such as: • Does a goldfish's memory really only last a few seconds? • Do plants feel pain? • Why do cats' eyes glow in the dark? • Why do people seem more attractive when we're drunk? • Why didn't people smile in old photos? Each page offers another witty response to the questions of our time. From men's fashion to the meaning of life, from the educational to the entertaining, this book has something for everyone.

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

If these thoughts seem to be permanent fixtures in your mind, you're in good company. New moms have a lot to be anxious about, and it's perfectly natural to have some fears during and after pregnancy. The problem is, anxiety can grow, disrupting your daily life and keeping you from enjoying motherhood. The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook provides proven-effective strategies drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for keeping anxious thoughts at bay and getting back to the productive and positive thinking you've been missing. Through a series of easy exercises and worksheets, you'll learn skills for relaxing yourself when you feel stressed. You'll also learn to reduce the frequency and intensity of anxious feelings many pregnant women and mothers of infants face. The book also includes a chapter that offers tips to help fathers understand and support their partners. How I wish I'd had this book when I suffered from postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder! Pregnant and postpartum moms need to know that perinatal anxiety disorders are common and treatable, and that there's no need to continue suffering. -Katherine Stone, editor of Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and board member of Postpartum Support International Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe have adapted the powerful and scientifically proven techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy into tools that new moms and mothers-to-be can use to overcome the most common anxiety-related problems and reclaim this special time of life. -Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, professor and director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hector's Juice

Hector's Juice

This is a great American novel. However, the story of Hector's Juice starts long before America was a country. In fact it starts long before any history was written about anything. It starts at the very beginning of time and fast forwards to evolution and the beginnings of mankind. But evolution also has a spiritual side and that's where Spencer the very first guardian angel comes in. He will take you from the beginnings of man in the Great Rift Valley of Africa to the lime colored gas chamber of San Quentin State Penitentiary in California. From the beginnings of surfing (not in Hawaii) to the gunfight at the OK Corral this is a great American novel that is neither restricted to time or space.

100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet

100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet

100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet is divided into a range of categories, from disgusting animals, plants, and other creatures to disgusting foods, disgusting inventions, and of course a selection of revolting human body bits such as snot, scabs and earwax. Each page includes a 'revoltingness rating' and intriguing description of the disgusting topic in question, along with stunning photographs and diagrams. Side boxes and a science section on every page give extra angles and valuable educational insights into the most disgusting things our world has to offer.

The Gulf Between Us

The Gulf Between Us

Pride and Prejudice in the Arabian Gulf? For most people, being a single mother to three boys (two of them teenagers), sorting out your feelings for an ex-boyfriend who's now an international film star, pacifying an elderly father who keeps asking why you're not married, tolerating your bigoted brother, while keeping out of the way of a dismissive film producer who seems to have made a mission out of annoying you, would be quite enough of a challenge. Annie Lester is not only trying to tackle all this - she's also doing it in the small Gulf emirate of Hawar where, in the summer of 2002, the impact of America's decision to invade Iraq is just beginning to be felt. The Gulf Between Us is a deliciously written novel about disappointment, hope and surviving in a world of conflicting values by the author of The Handmade House and Observer journalist Geraldine Bedell. 'Politics and passion make for combustion in this acutely observed and often very funny novel' The Times 'Geraldine Bedell invites us straight into the beating heart of family life . . . a delicious novel' Meg Rosoff Praise for The Handmade House 'A warm, funny, satisfying book' India Knight

How Do We Dream?

And Other Questions about Your Body

How Do We Dream?

Answers children's questions about the human body

Black Girl Unlimited

The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard

Black Girl Unlimited

"Just brilliant."—Kirkus Reviews Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism—all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson's Piecing Me Together and Ibi Zoboi's American Street. Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor. Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she’s worked for. Christy Ottaviano Books

Thousands who Thought They Never Could Have Found Their Fitness Instinct

With Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, Author of the Fitness Instinct

Thousands who Thought They Never Could Have Found Their Fitness Instinct

Topics: . How finding your "fitness personality" can make exercising easy . Why 30 minutes of daily movement just won't cut it . Which personality type are you: Stroller, Racer, Dancer, or Trekker? . Tips that will motivate you to begin exercising . How the ice cream shop and exercise can actually go hand-in-hand . How to "Move like a Child" and keep your range of motion . How strength training helps osteoporosis prevention . Eastern energy systems build energy and protect your immune system . NIA, Yoga, Salsa, and several other great aerobic workouts . Why swimming will not take the weight off, but walking will . Advantages of ellipticals as exercise machines for your home . Why steppers and Stairmasters can be big stressors . Discover the dangers of over-exercising

When Children Refuse School

A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach Parent Workbook

When Children Refuse School

This program is a unique prescriptive model for the treatment of school refusal behavior of children ages 5 to 17. Using a two-component program, this model divides the school refusal behavior into four basic groups based on the reasons why children refuse school: avoidance of school situations that provoke general negative affectivity; escape from aversive social/evaluative situations; attention; and positive tangible reinforcement. Use it with children who are completely absent from school, who attend but then leave school during the day, who go to school following intense morning behavioral problems, or who display unusual distress during school days leading to pleas to parents or others for future non-attendance.