What to Do When No One Has a Clue

Author: Stephanie Pierson
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 0307717674
Format: PDF
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Is it okay to text bad news? What do you do if you and your intended already have hyphenated last names? Is it gauche to take home leftovers from a four-star restaurant? Should you admit you are getting your MBA online? Is it okay to ask a lesbian how she got pregnant? Who gets the dog in the divorce? Is an anti-wrinkle cream that is made of pig collagen kosher? You will always have a clue with expert advice from: Badgley Mischka, designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka Rick Bayless, chef Colin Cowie, event producer Bethenny Frankel, author and star of The Real Housewives of New York City Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of The Huffington Post Daniel Jones, editor of the New York Times “Modern Love” column Louis Licari, hairstylist Danny Meyer, restaurateur Marion Nestle, nutritionist Carley Roney, cofounder of TheKnot.com Paul Saffo, technology forecaster and futurist Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., sociologist and relationship expert Deborah Tannen, language expert Erik Torkells, editor for TripAdvisor.com Plus a dean of admissions, a leading dermatologist, a dog trainer, a founder of an online dating site, and other experts on what to do when no one has a clue.

Vulgar Tongues

Author: Max Décharné
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 1847659411
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture, underground movements and secret societies; depending on your point of view, it is a badge of honour, a sign of identity or a dangerous assault on the values of polite society. Over several centuries and across international borders, VULGAR TONGUES is the story of how the English language of Shakespeare's day fragmented and twisted into all kinds of shapes, as people like pickpockets, beggars, sailors, musicians, gangsters, whores, politicians, gypsies, soldiers, gays and lesbians, policemen, rappers, cockneys, biker gangs and circus folk seized the King's or Queen's English by the throat and took it to places it would probably regret in the morning.

Stephen Colbert and Philosophy

Author: Aaron Allen Schiller
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812696905
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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At the head of The Colbert Report, one of the most popular shows on television, Stephen Colbert is a pop culture phenomenon. More than one million people backed his fake candidacy in the 2008 U.S. presidential election on Facebook, a testament to the particularly rich set of issues and emotions Colbert brings to mind. Stephen Colbert and Philosophy is crammed with thoughtful and amusing chapters, each written by a philosopher and all focused on Colbert's inimitable reality — from his word creations (truthiness, wikiality, freem, and others) to his position as a faux-pundit who openly mocks Fox News and CNN. Although most of the discussion is centered around The Colbert Report, this collection does not neglect either his best-selling book, I Am America (And So Can You!), or his public performances, including his incendiary 2006 White House Press Correspondents' Dinner speech.

The Personalized Medicine Revolution

Author: Pieter Cullis
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771640391
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Every one of us is unique. With recent advances in technology, we now know that that statement is more true that ever: we are each individuals, right down to a molecular level — a one-of-a-kind combination of genes, proteins, and metabolism. So why does healthcare still take a one-size-fits-all approach? The same methods are used on everyone to diagnose illness, and the same drugs are used to treat it — despite the fact that those methods and treatments are not effective for everyone and are even harmful for some. Shouldn’t our medicine be tailored to our differences? The Personalized Medicine Revolution explores recent advances in genomics, the study of the human genome — as well as its cousins proteomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, and the like — and explains how technology is even now changing the way medicine is delivered. Along the way, it takes the reader through the five critical healthcare areas that will be transformed most radically by personalized medicine — prediction, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring — and examines the practical and ethical issues involved. Finally, it details how readers can use personalized medicine to take charge of their own health and build a stronger and safer medical system.

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