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January 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Secrets of attraction [electronic resource] : the universal laws of love, sex, and romance

January 26, 2015
Taylor, Sandra Anne.
Carlsbad : Hay House, Inc., 2001.
1 online resource
The Law of Magnetism -- The Source of Love -- Quantum Attraction -- The Resonance of Your Life -- The Energy of Your Mind -- Your Affirmative Action -- The Heart of the Matter -- The Power of Your Choices -- The Laws of Desire and Intent -- Intending to Love -- Codependency and Paradoxical Intent -- Life Under Construction -- The Marriage of Desire and Intent -- The Law of Harmony -- Playing in Harmony -- Learning to Love -- Sex and the Universal Laws -- Saying Good-bye -- Epilogue: Love in the Universe.

Every woman's guide to foot pain relief [electronic resource] : the new science of healthy feet

January 26, 2015
Bowman, Katy.
New York : BenBella Books, Inc., 2011.
1 online resource

Bitter [electronic resource] : a taste of the world's most dangerous flavor, with recipes

January 26, 2015
McLagan, Jennifer.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony, 2014.
1 online resource
Born to be bitter -- Liquid bitter -- Pungently bitter -- Subtly bitter -- Surprisingly bitter -- Dark, forbidden, and very bitter.
"The champion of uncelebrated foods including fat, offal, and bones, Jennifer McLagan turns her attention to a fascinating, underappreciated, and trending topic: bitterness. What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common? They're bitter. In this deep and fascinating exploration of bitter through science, culture, history, and 120 deliciously idiosyncratic recipes, award-winning author Jennifer McLagan makes a case for this misunderstood flavor. Biologically-speaking, the taste of something bitter--unlike sweet, which can indicate a nutrient-rich food, and salty, which indicates the presence of needed minerals--can signify a poison, so an appreciation for bitterness must develop with age and experience. Bitter is a known appetite stimulant and is often just the thing to add dimension and balance to a dish. While some culinary cultures, such as in Italy and parts of Asia, have an inherent appreciation for bitter flavors (think Campari and Chinese bitter melon), little attention has been given to bitterness in North America: we're much more likely to reach for salty or sweet. However, even in North America, bitter is making inroads with increased interest in cocktail bitters, craft beers, and artisanal coffee; and consumption of bitter salad greens and chocolate is growing. In the capable hands of McLagan, bitterness will emerge from the shadows of the culinary underworld and get its deserved place in the spotlight"-- Provided by publisher.

Black against empire [electronic resource] : the history and politics of the Black Panther Party

January 26, 2015
Bloom, Joshua.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013.
1 online resource
Part 1. Organizing rage. Huey and Bobby ; Policing the police -- Part 2. Baptism in blood. The correct handling of a revolution ; Free Huey! ; Martyrs ; National uprising -- Part 3. Resilience. Breakfast ; Law and order ; 41st and Central ; Hampton and Clark ; Bobby and Ericka -- Part 4. Revolution has come! Black studies and Third World liberation ; Vanguard of the New Left ; International alliance -- Part 5. Concessions and unraveling. Rupture ; The limits of heroism
"In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement that called for full citizenship rights for blacks within the U.S., the Black Panther Party rejected the legitimacy of the U.S. government and positioned itself as part of a global struggle against American imperialism. In the face of intense repression, the Party flourished, becoming the center of a revolutionary movement with offices in 68 U.S. cities and powerful allies around the world. Black against Empire is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. The authors analyze key political questions, such as why so many young black people across the country risked their lives for the revolution, why the Party grew most rapidly during the height of repression, and why allies abandoned the Party at its peak of influence. Bold, engrossing, and richly detailed, this book cuts through the mythology and obfuscation, revealing the political dynamics that drove the explosive growth of this revolutionary movement, and its disastrous unraveling. Informed by twelve years of meticulous archival research, as well as familiarity with most of the former Party leadership and many rank-and-file members, this book is the definitive history of one of the greatest challenges ever posed to American state power."--Publisher's description

The new feminist agenda [electronic resource] : defining the next revolution for women, work, and family

January 26, 2015
Kunin, Madeleine.
White River Junction : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2012.
1 online resource
Time for a new revolution -- Back to the family, after all -- What can we learn from the rest of the world? -- What can we learn from similar nations: England, Australia, and Canada? -- American exceptionalism, political divisions, and the states -- Win/win: workplace flexibility -- The early years: child care and early education -- New family portraits -- How women leaders make a difference -- What women need to create equal opportunities in the workplace -- Building a coalition -- Child poverty -- How do we win?
Women now comprise nearly 60 percent of college undergraduates and half of all medical and law students. They have entered the workforce in record numbers, making the two-wage-earner family the norm. However, social structures surrounding work and family have remained static. Affordable, high-quality childcare, paid family leave, and equal pay for equal work remain elusive. The United States has also fallen far behind other countries on the gender-equity front with fewer women elected to Congress.

Radical [electronic resource] : my journey out of Islamist extremism

January 26, 2015
Nawaz, Maajid, author.
Lanham : Lyons Press, 2013.
1 online resource
Twenty-Seven: Civil-Democratic IntimidationTwenty-Eight: The Decade-Late Apology; Twenty-Nine: Monkeys in a Zoo; Thirty: Visiting No. 10; Thirty-One: Khudi Pakistan; Thirty-Two: I Will See Your Day When It Comes; Postscript; Epilogue: Ideas Are Bulletproof; Glossary of Arabic Terms; Resources; Acknowledgments
Maajid Nawaz spent his teenage years listening to American hip-hop and learning about the radical Islamist movement spreading throughout Europe and Asia in the 1980s and 90s. At 16, he was already a ranking member in Hizb ut-Tahrir, a London-based Islamist group. He quickly rose through the ranks to become a top recruiter, a charismatic spokesman for the cause of uniting Islam's political power across the world. Nawaz was setting up satellite groups in Pakistan, Denmark, and Egypt when he was rounded up in the aftermath of 9/11 along with many other radical Muslims. He was sent to an Egyptian

Nourishing broth [electronic resource] : an old-fashioned remedy for the modern world

January 26, 2015
Fallon, Sally, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource
Argues for the health benefits of homemade bone broth, citing the many ailments it can help with, and includes various techniques for making broths, from simple chicken broth to rich, clear consommé, to shrimp shell stock.

The breathing book [electronic resource] : good health and vitality through essential breath work

January 26, 2015
Farhi, Donna.
New York : Henry Holt and Co., 1996.
1 online resource
Part 1: Fundamentals -- The essential breath -- The breath that moves us -- The anatomy of breathing -- Catching your breath -- Part II: Opening to the breath -- Room to breathe -- Breathing deeper -- The shared breath: Inquiries for couples -- Minding the breath.
"In The Breathing Book, internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health." "During infancy most of us breathed with complete ease. Since then, however, we have unconsciously altered our breathing in response to stress and other demands in our lives. Now, rediscover the wonders and freedom of unrestricted breathing. In this accessible and comprehensive manual you will learn how to get in touch with your own lost natural breathing so that you can develop effective strategies for using your breathing to relax your body in stressful situations and calm your mind during trying times; learn how to enhance your sexual pleasure, develop your concentration, and cultivate inner peace; use safe and easily learned techniques to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, pain, fatigue, headaches, and to quit smoking and a wide variety of other debilitating conditions; and improve athletic performance." "Complete with more than 75 photos and illustrations to illuminate concepts and exercises, The Breathing Book presents a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you are hoping to increase your energy levels or looking for a better way to handle everyday pressures, you will find this an invaluable guide to promoting physical, mental, and spiritual well-being."--BOOK JACKET.

Gay Berlin [electronic resource] : birthplace of a modern identity

January 26, 2015
Beachy, Robert.
New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014.
1 online resource
The German invention of homosexuality -- Policing homosexuality in Berlin -- The first homosexual rights movement and the struggle to shape identity -- The Eulenburg scandal and the politics of outing -- Hans Bluher, the Wandervogel movement, and the Mannerbund -- Weimar sexual reform and the institute for sexual science -- Sex tourism and male prostitution in Weimar Berlin -- Weimar politics and the struggle for legal reform
"A detailed historical look at the surprising ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Long known for the friendly company of its "warm brothers" (German slang for men who love other men), Berlin, even before the turn of the twentieth-century, was a place where educators, activists, and medical professionals could explore and begin to educate both themselves and Europe about new and emerging sexual identities. From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, a German activist described by some as the world's first openly gay man, to the world of Berlin's vast homosexual subcultures-tolerated and monitored by the police commissioner through the "Department of Homosexuals and Blackmailers"-to a major sex scandal that enraptured the daily newspapers and shook the court of Emperor William II, and on through some of the world's first sex reassignment surgeries, Beachy deftly guides the reader through past events and developments that continue to shape and influence the way we think of sexuality to this day. Gay Berlin is certain to be considered a foundational study"-- Provided by publisher.

Greens 24/7 [electronic resource] : more than 100 quick, easy, and delicious recipes for eating leafy greens and other green vegetables at every meal

January 26, 2015
Nadel, Jessica, author.
New York : The Experiment, 2014.
1 online resource
A typical green day -- Green factfiles -- Smoothies and breakfasts -- Green sides and small bites -- Green soups and salads -- Green entrees -- Green cakes and desserts.

I'll have what she's having [electronic resource] : my adventures in celebrity dieting

January 26, 2015
Harrington, Rebecca, author.
New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2015.
1 online resource
A hilarious look at the eating habits of the fit and famous--from Gwyneth's goji berry and quail egg concoctions to Jackie Kennedy's baked potato and Beluga caviar regimen--Rebecca Harrington leaves no cabbage soup unstirred in her wickedly funny, wildly absurd quest to diet like the stars.     Elizabeth Taylor mixed cottage cheese and sour cream; Madonna subsisted on "sea vegetables;" and Marilyn Monroe drank raw eggs whipped with warm milk. Where there is a Hollywood starlet offering nutritional advice, there is a diet Rebecca Harrington is willing to try. Facing a harrowing mix of fainting spells, pimples, and salmonella, Harrington tracks down illegal haggis to imitate Pippa Middleton, paces her apartment until the wee hours drinking ten Diet Cokes à la Karl Lagerfeld, and attempts something forbiddingly known as the "Salt Water Flush" to channel her inner Beyoncé. Rebecca Harrington risks kitchen fires and mysterious face rashes, all in the name of diet journalism. Taking cues from noted beauty icons like Posh Spice (alkaline!), Dolly Parton (Velveeta!), Sophia Loren (pasta!) and Cameron Diaz (savory oatmeal!), I'll Have What She's Having is completely surprising, occasionally unappetizing, and always outrageously funny. From the Trade Paperback edition

A MEMORY OF VIOLETS [electronic resource]

January 26, 2015
Gaynor, Hazel
New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
1 online resource

The radical Christian life [electronic resource] : a year with Saint Benedict

January 26, 2015
Chittister, Joan.
Collegeville : The Liturgical Press, 2011.
1 online resource
The radical Christian life: an exercise in spiritual imagination -- January. The mending of a tray: a call to good work -- February. Scholastica and Benedict: a call to conversion of heart -- March. Cave and Romanus: a call to silence and sacred leisure -- April. Poisoning of wine: a call to purity of heart -- May. Placid and Maurus and the movement of monastery: a call to community -- June. Near drowning of Placid: a call to friendship -- July. Founding of Monte Cassino: a call to prophesy -- August. Totila the Goth: a call to humility -- September. Agapitus and vials of oil: a call to stewardship -- October. Goth and poor man: a call to peace and nonviolence -- November. Child raised from the dead: a call to justice and compassion -- December. World in a ray of light: a call to contemplative vision.

The motivation manifesto [electronic resource]

January 26, 2015
Burchard, Brendon.
Carlsbad : Hay House, 2014.
1 online resource
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; The Declaration of Personal Power; SECTION ONE: ON HUMAN NATURE; On Freedom; On Fear; On Motivation; SECTION TWO: THE 9 DECLARATIONS; I. We Shall Meet Life with Full Presence and Power; II. We Shall Reclaim Our Agenda; III. We Shall Defeat Our Demons; IV. We Shall Advance with Abandon; V. We Shall Practice Joy and Gratitude; VI. We Shall Not Break Integrity; VII. We Shall Amplify Love; VIII. We Shall Inspire Greatness; IX. We Shall Slow Time; Meet the Author
""The Motivation Manifesto is a poetic and powerful call to reclaim our lives and find our own personal freedom. It's a triumphant work that transcends the title, lifting the reader from mere motivation into a soaringly purposeful and meaningful life. I love this book." -- Paulo Coelho The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. World-renowned high performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice--time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear. The march to Personal Freedom, Burchard argues, can be won only by declaring our intent and independence, stepping into our personal power, and battling through self-doubt and the distractions of the day until full victory is won. Recalling the revolutionist voices of the past that chose freedom over tyranny, Burchard--at times poetic yet always fierce--motivates us to free ourselves from fear and take back our lives once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

The science of good and evil [electronic resource] : why people cheat, gossip, care, share, and follow the golden rule

January 26, 2015
Shermer, Michael.
New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2005.
1 online resource
Prologue : one long argument -- I. The origins of morality -- Transcendent morality : how evolution ennobles ethics -- Why we are moral : the evolutionary origins of morality -- Why we are immoral : war, violence, and the ignoble savage within -- Master of my fate : making moral choices in a determined universe -- II. A science of provisional ethics -- Can we be good without God? : science, religion, and morality -- How we are moral : absolute, relative, and provisional ethics -- How we are immoral : right and wrong and how to tell the difference -- Rise above : tolerance, freedom, and the prospects for humanity -- Appendix I. The devil under form of baboon : the evolution of evolutionary ethics -- Appendix II. Moral and religious universals as a subset of human universals.
A century and a half after Darwin first proposed an "evolutionary ethics," science has begun to tackle the roots of morality. Just as evolutionary biologists study why we are hungry (to motivate us to eat) or why sex is enjoyable (to motivate us to procreate), they are now searching for the very nature of humanity. In Why We Are Moral, science historian Michael Shermer explores how humans evolved from social primates to moral primates, how and why morality motivates the human animal, and how the foundation of moral principles can be built upon empirical evidence. He negotiates the implications of the scientific method and prediction for fate and free will; fuzzy logic for the existence of pure good and pure evil; and ecology for the development of early moral sentiments among the first humans. As he closes the divide between science and morality, Shermer draws on stories from the Yanamamo, infamously known as the "fierce people" of the tropical rainforest, to the Aum Shinrikyo cult in Japan to the Columbia high school shooting. Why We Are Moral is ultimately a profound look at human nature, belief, and the scientific pursuit of truth.

The purpose principles [electronic resource] : how to draw more meaning into your life

January 26, 2015
Ducey, Jake, author.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2015.
1 online resource
The Purpose Principles draws on the stories of success, failure, and the common threads among some of today’s most successful and influential people, inspiring you to see yourself in the same light as the world’s biggest difference-makers. Jake Ducey offers a humorous, action-oriented approach for getting more meaning out of life, teaching you how to live with more excitement, productivity, clarity, and confidence. This can help you tackle daily challenges, inspire others, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your goals more efficiently, and reach them even faster! With "WOW-ing" and unfamiliar stories of how familiar celebrities like Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Taylor Swift, Stephen King, Dave Matthews, Jim Carrey, and many others came to be, TEDx speaker and inspirational role model Ducey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living your best life in a changing world. His principles and exercises give the know-how to take advantage of the opportunities all around you. The Purpose Principles spells out the timeless wisdom used by the greatest contributors to human history, and shows how you can integrate them into your life immediately to live your wildest dreams and become a world-changer!

The nuns of Sant'Ambrogio [electronic resource] : the true story of a convent in scandal

January 26, 2015
Wolf, Hubert.
New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2015.
1 online resource
A true, never-before-told story discovered in a secret Vatican archive of sex, poison, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth-century convent.

The wild wisdom of weeds [electronic resource] : 13 essential plants for human survival

January 26, 2015
Blair, Katrina, 1969- author
White River Junction : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource

The invisible force [electronic resource] : 365 ways to apply the power of intention to your life

January 26, 2015
Dyer, Wayne W.
Carlsbad : Hay House, Inc., 2007.
1 online resource

The kind worth killing [electronic resource] : a novel

January 26, 2015
Swanson, Peter, 1968-
New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
1 online resource
"A dark and devious literary suspense novel about a random encounter, sex, and a conversation that quickly turns to murder--a modern reimagining of Patricia Highsmith's classic Strangers on a Train--from the author of The Girl with a Clock for a Heart"-- Provided by publisher.

Lead -- for God's sake! [electronic resource]

January 26, 2015
Gongwer, Todd G.
Carol Stream : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2011.
1 online resource

Silver screen fiend [electronic resource] : learning about life from an addiction to film

January 26, 2015
Oswalt, Patton, 1969-
New York : Scribner, 2015.
1 online resource
"Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakable addiction. It wasn't drugs, alcohol or sex: it was film. After moving to L.A., Oswalt became a huge film buff (or as he calls it, a sprocket fiend), absorbing classics, cult hits, and new releases at the New Beverly Cinema. Silver screen celluloid became Patton's life schoolbook, informing his notion of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships. Set in the nascent days of L.A.'s alternative comedy scene, Oswalt's memoir chronicles his journey from fledgling stand-up comedian to self-assured sitcom actor, with the colorful New Beverly collective and a cast of now-notable young comedians supporting him all along the way"-- Provided by publisher.

In the shadow of the sword [electronic resource] : the birth of Islam and the rise of the global Arab empire

January 26, 2015
Holland, Tom.
New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2012.
1 online resource
pt. I. Introduction. Known unknowns -- pt. II. Jahiliyya. Iranshahr ; New Rome ; The children of Abraham ; Countdown to apocalypse -- pt. III. Hijra. More questions than answers ; The forging of Islam -- Envoi: plus ̨ca change? -- Timeline -- Dramatis personae.
No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. Just like the Romans, the Arabs came from nowhere to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion--except that they achieved their conquests not over the course of centuries as the Romans did but in a matter of decades. Just like the Greeks during the Persian wars, they overcame seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day--not by standing on the defensive, however, but by hurling themselves against all who lay in their path.

Thug Kitchen [electronic resource] : eat like you give a f*ck : the official cookbook.

January 26, 2015
Emmaus : Rodale, 2014.
1 online resource
What the fuck is this? -- Carpe fucking diem: Breakfast -- Short order shit: Salads, sammies, and mini meals -- Big-ass cup of cozy: s=Soups and stews -- The munchies: Salsas, sips, and the snack life -- The main event: Burritos, bowls, and other bomb-ass meals -- Sweet talk: Baked goods and motherfucking dessert.
Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular web site to inspire people to eat some Goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow ("This might be my favorite thing ever") and named Saveur's Best New Food blog of 2013 -- with half a million Facebook fans and counting -- Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real fucking food. Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, why ginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens and nettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell -- and most people can't afford the hype. Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? Grilled Peach Salsa? Believe that shit.) Plus they're going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick a bunch of ass on your own.This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Shit is about to get real.

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