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Understanding Misunderstandings

Have you ever meant one thing, but said another? Reacted angrily when no offense was intended? Wished that the earth would open up and swallow you? Understanding Misunderstandings will help you get out and stay out of these difficulties. Robert L. Young explains why many common types of misunderstandings arise and how they can be avoided or corrected. In the first part of the book, he breaks the process of misunderstanding down into ...

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Family Secrets : Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico

"Groundbreaking and revealing, this book offers a critical feminist examination of the social and cultural mechanisms that create the causes and conditions of incest and sexual violence in the family, complex realities existing in Mexican society. Besides unmasking a patriarchal taboo and analyzing it in depth, this moving, incisive, and thought-provoking book brings to light the human resiliency, puts forward the possibility of rene...

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Sex and the Civil War (The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era)

This book is a great look at the role of pornography in Civil War camps. It shows that pornography played a complex role in camp life and then into life after the end of the war. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about an unique aspect of life during the Civil War. This short book is an interesting read, but I think it falls a little short of a full discussion of the subject. It's an academic study, although quite r...

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Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health

This concise introductory textbook covers the biochemical, behavioural and social factors which influence the mind. It discusses all commonly misused groups of drugs, including those available on prescription, hallucinogens, narcotics, and socially acceptable drugs such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. The final chapters deal with mental health and illness.

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Reference Checking for Everyone

Everyone's guide to protecting yourself from dishonest people, by the nation's most respected reference-check expert Unqualified hires, abusive nannies, delinquent renters, dishonest contractors . . . in today's dog-eat-dog world, what readers don't know about the people they depend on can definitely hurt them. Written in plain, jargon-free English by Monster.com's reference expert, Reference Checking for Everyone tells managers, bus...

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Passionate and Pious: Religious Media and Black Women's Sexuality

“Monique Moultrie’s bold book is a must-read for those who refuse to allow black churches to remain irrelevant and irreverent in their failure to develop positive images for black bodies and sexuality. By focusing on the often-horrific messages that churches give black women, Moultrie provides a guide for black women to examine their sexual values and truths and offers a rich ethic to live our lives sexually and morally free.” "By ex...

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The Kinsey Institute : The First Seventy Years

Founded by Alfred C. Kinsey in 1947, the Kinsey Institute has been a leading organization in developing an understanding of human sexuality. In this new book with over 65 images of Kinsey and the Institute’s collections, Judith A. Allen and the coauthors look at the work Kinsey started over 70 years ago and how the Institute has continued to make an impact on understanding on our culture. Covering the early years of the Institute thr...

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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Sex and Science

The best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and infectious wit on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. The study of sexual physiology—what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better—has been a paying career or a diverting sideline for scientists as far-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci and James Watson. The research has taken place behind the closed doors of laboratories, brothels, MRI centers, pig...

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L'égoïsme partagé: Le secret des couples heureux

Halte au sacrifice dans le couple ! Le Dr Sylvain Mimoun reçoit depuis 25 ans les couples français dans son cabinet. A la fois psychiatre, gynécologue et andrologue, il bénéficie d'un point de vue unique sur les problématiques amoureuses. A l'heure où plus d'un couple sur deux finit par se séparer dans les grandes villes, souvent pour de mauvaises raisons, son nouveau livre propose 6 règles d'or pour éviter la rupture, avec des conse...