Saving April

Author: Sarah A. Denzil

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530552078

Category: Anxiety disorders

Page: 244

View: 3562


A family broken by lies. A woman traumatized by a dark past. A child caught in the crossfire. Who will save April? Hannah Abbott is afraid of the world. Plagued by anxiety, she lives an isolated, uneventful life in suburban Yorkshire. She rarely leaves her house, and her only friend is Edith, her elderly neighbor. But when the Mason family moves in across the street, Hannah's quiet life is changed forever. The Masons pull Hannah into their tangled web of secrets. She must decide what to believe and who to trust as she attempts to rescue their teenage daughter, April, from harm. Hannah knows only one thing for certain: she can't be afraid anymore.


Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914

Author: Paula Bartley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214568

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 7137


Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 is the first comprehensive overview of attempts to eradicate prostitution from English society, including discussion of early attempts at reform and prevention through to the campaigns of the social purists. Prostitution looks in depth at the various reform institutions which were set up to house prostitutes, analysing the motives of the reformers as well as daily life within these penitentiaries. This indispensable book reveals: * reformers' attitudes towards prostitutes and prostitution * daily life inside reform institutions * attempts at moral education * developments in moral health theories * influence of eugenics * attempts at suppressing prostitution.

Saving Europe

Anatomy of a Dream

Author: Carlo Bastasin

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815726147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 543

View: 7858


In this gripping narrative, Carlo Bastasin reconstructs the main political decisions of the euro crisis, unveiling the hidden interests and the secret diplomacy behind the scene. The European dream was both the rejection of war and the creation of a new spirit of peaceful cooperation. Yet confrontation has been the hallmark of the euro crisis, and national opportunistic gimmicks have driven the awkward attempts to solve the crisis itself. Today, Europe is in a crisis of democracy, which Bastasin has dubbed, "the first War of Interdependence of the global age." Praise for the first edition of Saving Europe Bastasin does an admirable job in analysing the euro-zone's economic challenges and is a sure-footed guide through the seemingly endless European Union summit meetings that were supposed to resolve them. He also has an eye for the human detail that makes his sad account of institutional muddle surprisingly compelling. — Financial Times Bastasin's book is worth reading for its detailed political narrative of the eurozone crisis to date, focusing on the interaction among decision-makers in Europe's capitals. — Foreign Affairs A reconstruction that may be considered definitive. Revelations on the European negotiations are written with talent and go hand in hand with no-esoteric economic analysis and with the right amount of realism to reach the political substance. —Corriere della Sera Anyone looking for general knowledge and deeper understanding of the crisis, I can recommend a formidable analysis by Carlo Bastasin: Saving Europe. The author is a very unusual combination of a qualified economist and driven journalism. —Svenska Dagbladet

Perfect Money Saving

Author: Smita Talati

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446472469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 8080


- Do you find you're always strapped for cash at the end of the month? - Are you worried about paying your credit card bills? - Would you like some practical advice on how to make your money go further? Perfect Money Saving is the essential guide for anyone who wants to take control of their finances. Covering everything from home-made presents to cheaper mortgages, it gives step-by-step guidance on how to cut your costs without giving up the things you enjoy. With sections on debt management and your financial portfolio, as well as a month-by-month breakdown showing where and when to grab the best bargains, Perfect Money Saving has all you need to make the most of every penny. The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.

Four Days (Seven Series #4)

Author: Dannika Dark

Publisher: Dannika Dark


Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 706


"BEAUTY ALWAYS LOVES A BEAST." Paranormal Romance, Book 4 - USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES Ivy believes every life must have balance, and during the past year, she’s found harmony living with the Weston pack. When an evil spirit from her past threatens her wolf, it sets off a chain reaction of events that alters the course of her destiny. Lorenzo Church is a powerful, wealthy Packmaster who rules his pack through intimidation and order. He has vowed to never love a woman because love can destroy an empire. But chaos is fast approaching in the form of a Shifter named Ivy—a Native American, like him, who has invaded his dreams since the moment they met. She is spirited, wise, and unattainable. In an unexpected turn of events, Ivy must choose whether or not to let go of the one person she has always loved. Lorenzo discovers the root of her courage but will never win her as his mate unless he learns to listen to his heart. Destiny will find you + Cliffhanger-free + HEA + Native American Shifter Romance SEVEN SERIES READING ORDER: Book 1 - Seven Years (Seven Series #1) Book 2 - Six Months (Seven Series #2) Book 3 - Five Weeks (Seven Series #3) Book 4 - Four Days (Seven Series #4) Book 5 - Three Hours (Seven Series #5) Book 6 - Two Minutes (Seven Series #6) USA TODAY BESTSELLER Book 7 - One Second (Seven Series #7) USA TODAY BESTSELLER Book 8 - Winter Moon (Bonus Novella) SEVEN WORLD Charming Keywords: shapeshifter, forbidden, interracial, happily ever after, alpha male, hero, paranormal romance, romantic comedy, urban fantasy, wolf, wolves, werewolf, shifter, pack, supernatural, alpha, biker, rocker, rock star, native american, love story, steamy, sensual, prisoner, stripper, sweethearts, best friends, hea, no cliffhanger, series, family, brothers, romance, heroine, action, adventure, vampire, mage, fantasy, novel, series, mageri, sexy, steamy, brilliant, southern, texas, bestseller, lad, bloke, naughty, mage, vampire, realistic love story, tattoos, tatted, hot cars, fairy tale, thriller, new adult, interracial, coming of age, suspense, comedy, humor, bad boy, motorcycle, rock star, tattoos, protagonist, heroine, family, dangerous, action, unrequited, love hate relationships, stripper, pole dancer, prince, billionaire, bbw, magic, hot, handsome, hero, pack, demons, angels, panther, jaguar, mortal enemies

Saving All the Parts

Reconciling Economics And The Endangered Species Act

Author: Rocky Barker

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597268771

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 9486


Saving All the Parts is a journalist's exploration of the intertwining of endangered species protection and the economic future of resource dependent communities -- those with local economies based on fishing, logging, ranching, mining, and other resource intensive industries. Rocky Barker presents an insightful overview of current endangered species controversies and a comprehensive look at the wide-ranging implications of human activities.The book analyzes trends in natural resource management, land use planning, and economic development that can lead to a future where economic activity can be sustained without the loss of essential natural values. Throughout, Barker provides a thorough and balanced analysis of both the ecological and economic forces that affect the lives and livelihoods of the nation's inhabitants -- both human and animal.

Saving The Daylight

Why We Put The Clocks Forward

Author: David S. Prerau

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783780525

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9242


Benjamin Franklin conceived it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endorsed it. Winston Churchill campaigned for it. Kaiser Wilhelm first employed it. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt went to war with it. Every spring the clocks go forward, and every autumn they go back. Saving the Daylight explores for the first time the contentious, and often entertaining, story of this deceptively simple attempt to regulate the sunlight hours. Throughout its surprisingly controversial history, Daylight Saving Time has been claimed to have influenced a wide variety of areas, including agricultural practices, the reporting of sports scores, street crime, voter turnout and many other, sometimes unexpected aspects of daily life. The book brings together the historical, political and technical aspects of the fascinating story behind the movement for DST, with many light and offbeat anecdotes.

Beyond Our Means

Why America Spends While the World Saves

Author: Sheldon Garon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400839408

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 5482


If the financial crisis has taught us anything, it is that Americans save too little, spend too much, and borrow excessively. What can we learn from East Asian and European countries that have fostered enduring cultures of thrift over the past two centuries? Beyond Our Means tells for the first time how other nations aggressively encouraged their citizens to save by means of special savings institutions and savings campaigns. The U.S. government, meanwhile, promoted mass consumption and reliance on credit, culminating in the global financial meltdown. Many economists believe people save according to universally rational calculations, saving the most in their middle years as they plan for retirement, and saving the least in welfare states. In reality, Europeans save at high rates despite generous welfare programs and aging populations. Americans save little, despite weaker social safety nets and a younger population. Tracing the development of such behaviors across three continents from the nineteenth century to today, this book highlights the role of institutions and moral suasion in shaping habits of saving and spending. It shows how the encouragement of thrift was not a relic of indigenous traditions but a modern movement to confront rising consumption. Around the world, messages to save and spend wisely confronted citizens everywhere--in schools, magazines, and novels. At the same time, in America, businesses and government normalized practices of living beyond one's means. Transnational history at its most compelling, Beyond Our Means reveals why some nations save so much and others so little. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Saving Lives

Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

Author: Sandy Summers,Harry Jacobs Summers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019933708X

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 4257


For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. But a lack of understanding of what nurses really do -- one perpetuated by popular media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes -- has devalued the profession and contributed to a global shortage that constitutes a public health crisis. Today, the thin ranks of the nursing workforce contribute to countless preventable deaths. This fully updated and expanded edition of Saving Lives highlights the essential roles nurses play in contemporary health care and how this role is marginalized by contemporary culture. Through engaging prose and examples drawn from television, advertising, and news coverage, the authors detail the media's role in reinforcing stereotypes that fuel the nursing shortage and devalue a highly educated sector of the contemporary workforce. Perhaps most important, the authors provide a wealth of ideas to help reinvigorate the nursing field and correct this imbalance. As American health care undergoes its greatest overhaul in decades, the practical role of nurses -- that as autonomous, highly skilled practitioners -- has never been more important. Accordingly, Saving Lives addresses both the sources of, and prescription for, misperceptions surrounding contemporary nursing.

Government interventions to support retirement incomes

Department for Work and Pensions and HM Treasury

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102983791

Category: Social Science

Page: 50

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Government measures to reduce the liability of the state for supporting people in their retirement are being managed separately, without adequate consideration of their combined impact on the overall objective of increasing retirement incomes. There is no overarching programme or single accountability for encouraging people to save for retirement. The Treasury leads on overall savings strategy, and DWP on workplace saving but, without a whole system view there is a risk that individual, but co-dependent interventions may not be effective in increasing saving for retirement. Spending on the state pension and pensioner benefits increased from 5.5 per cent of GDP in 1990 to 6.9 per cent in 2011-12, in part because of the growing pensioner population, but also because of increased spending per capita on pensioner benefits. The Government expects to reduce the potential long-term spending liability by increasing the future state pension age, introducing automatic enrolment into workplace pensions and changing the state pension. However the existing initiatives to manage this problem face challenges. Government does not have a formal published strategy to influence employers. The success of encouraging saving for retirement through automatic enrolment into a pension also depends on the responses of individuals, pension providers and employers - in particular on the proportion of employees who remain with the schemes. The value of the UK state pension, as a proportion of pre-retirement earnings, has historically been low compared to other developed countries, and projections for future spending on state pensions and pensioner benefits may prove too optimistic

Budget 2007

building Britain's long-term future, prosperity and fairness for families, economic and fiscal strategy report and financial statement and budget report, March 2007

Author: Great Britain. Treasury

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102944556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3144


The Budget sets out the Government's plans for taxation, public spending and economic growth for the coming year. It focuses on providing support for pensioners and families, increasing employment opportunities and protecting the environment. Measures announced in the 2007 Budget include: basic rate of income tax to be reduced from 22 pence to 20 pence from April 2008; higher rate income tax threshold to be raised by £800 a year in April 2009; Working Tax Credit threshold to be increased by £1200 to £6420 in April 2008; higher personal allowances for those aged 65 or over to be raised by £1180 in April 2008; Child Tax Credit to be increased by £150 per year in April 2008 and Child Benefit for the eldest child to be raised to £20 a week in April 2010; headline Corporation Tax to be lowered from 30 per cent to 28 per cent from April 2008; increase of 2 pence per litre in fuel duty rates from 1 October 2007; changes to Vehicle Excise Duty for the next three years, with rates for the most polluting cars rising to £400 and for clean cars falling to £35; duty on beer and cider rises to 1p a pint, 5p for wine, 11p for cigarettes; Inheriatnce Tax threshold will rise from £285,000 to £350,000 in 2010; ISA savings limit up from £3,000 to £3,600; measures to improve energy efficiency of all homes by the end of the next decade.

Common Sense for Young Minds

The Tween Companion Book Series 1

Author: M.M Wilson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595909795

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2756


Raising children today is challenging for parents. But it is also equally demanding to be a child growing up in today's society. Today's children are constantly bombarded with information overload and they are always asking a lot of questions. As young children are always looking up to someone to answer questions, honestly and respectfully, Common Sense for Young Minds: The Tween Companion Book, Series I is not a pretence book, but answers questions honestly inside the pages of the book. Common Sense for Young Minds offers an open mind, for children to seek out and ask questions, without the fear of being taken advantage of by someone for self-interest, or taking advantage of the vulnerability of a child's point of view. Many children in this book are your own ages, and they share the same values, speak the same language and ask the same questions. This book will give you the best possible answers to the questions and concerns children may have, including family and their health. Enjoy these short, seventeen easy-to-read stories about children and families from the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, China, Egypt, England, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Malawi, Russia Federation, South Africa, West Africa and the United States. These stories will make both adults and children smile, and children will feel a part of this book for a lifetime.

Die Frauen von Savannah


Author: Beth Hoffman

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305964

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9521


Eine Hymne auf die Freundschaft; ein Roman, der das Herz erwärmtEin sommerfrischer Südstaaten-Roman aus den USA: Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter wird die zwölfjährige CeeCee Honeycutt von ihrer Großtante Tootie aufgenommen, die in Savannah, Georgia, ein wunderschönes Südstaatenhaus mit riesigem Garten bewohnt. Umsorgt von drei warmherzigen Frauen kann CeeCee ihre schwierige Kindheit in Ohio hinter sich lassen und blüht auf.Ohio 1967: Die zwölfjährige CeeCee hat es nicht leicht. Ihre Mutter lebt in Gedanken im Jahr 1951, als sie Zwiebelkönigin von Vidalia und glücklich war. Manchmal läuft sie tagsüber im Ballkleid durch die Straßen und wirft Vorüberfahrenden Kusshändchen zu. Als die Mutter eines Tages von einem Eiswagen erfasst wird und stirbt, schickt der völlig überforderte Vater CeeCee zu Tante Tootie nach Savannah, die sie mit offenen Armen aufnimmt.Dort, im liebevoll dekorierten Südstaatenhaus mit üppig duftendem Garten, blüht CeeCee allmählich auf. Zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben wird sie behütet. Neben ihrer Großtante kümmert sich die schwarze Köchin Oletta um sie und verwöhnt sie mit Zuckerpfirsichen, Zimtschnecken und Holundersaft. Als es zu einem rassistischen Überfall kommt, ist CeeCees neues Glück auf einmal in Gefahr. Doch die Frauen halten zusammen...Die Frauen von Savannah ist ein herzergreifender Roman, der das Leben feiert und von der Kraft der Freundschaft erzählt.