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Fat-Talk Nation - The Human...
In recent decades, America has been waging a veritable war on fat in which not just public health authorities, but every sector of society is engaged in constant "fat talk" aimed at educating, badgering, and ridiculing heavy people into shedding pounds. We hear a great deal about the dangers of fatness to the nation, but little about the dangers of today’s epidemic of fat talk to individuals and society at large. The human trauma caused by the war on fat is disturbing—and it is virtually unknown. How do those who do not fit the "ideal" body type feel being the object of abuse, discrimination, and even revulsion? How do people feel being told they are a burden on the healthcare system for having a BMI outside what is deemed—with little solid scientific evidence—"healthy"? How do young people, already prone to self-doubt about their bodies, withstand the daily assault on their body type and sense of self-worth? In Fat-Talk Nation, Susan Greenhalgh tells the story of today’s fight against excess pounds by giving young people, the campaign’s main target, an opportunity to speak about experiences that have long lain hidden in silence and shame.Featuring forty-five autobiographical narratives of personal struggles with diet, weight, "bad BMIs," and eating disorders, Fat-Talk Nation shows how the war on fat has produced a generation of young people who are obsessed with their bodies and whose most fundamental sense of self comes from their size. It reveals that regardless of their weight, many people feel miserable about their bodies, and almost no one is able to lose weight and keep it off. Greenhalgh argues that attempts to rescue America from obesity-induced national decline are damaging the bodily and emotional health of young people and disrupting families and intimate relationships.Fatness today is not primarily about health, Greenhalgh asserts; more fundamentally, it is about morality and political inclusion/exclusion or citizenship. To unpack the complexity of fat politics today, Greenhalgh introduces a cluster of terms—biocitizen, biomyth, biopedagogy, bioabuse, biocop, and fat personhood—and shows how they work together to produce such deep investments in the attainment of the thin, fit body. These concepts, which constitute a theory of the workings of our biocitizenship culture, offer powerful tools for understanding how obesity has come to remake who we are as a nation, and how we might work to reverse course for the next generation.Show book
Words to Ride By - Thoughts on...
Notable luminaries throughout history have been inspired and humbled by the simple joy of riding a bicycle. For centuries, this powerful connection between people and bikes has driven humans forward as inventors, travelers, and thinkers. From Susan B. Anthony and Mark Twain to Eddy Merckx and Greg LeMond, collected here are entertaining, inspiring, and philosophical thoughts about cycling from writers (and riders) reflecting on the pleasures, power, and freedom of the bicycle. With beautiful black-and-white photos and illustrations on every spread, this elegant collection of quotations is sure to motivate anyone to get on their bike and enjoy the ride.Show book
Matilda (Roald Dahl)
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Better Hearing - How to Improve...
Instafo, Adam Mills
Hidden Secrets To Restore Natural Hearing Ability Do you have trouble hearing? Do you make people repeat what they say? Does your ear get sensitive to loud noises or do you still hear sounds even when it’s silent - having these common hearing disorders known as “hyperacusis” and “tinnitus,” respectively? Then you are one of the 466 millions of people around the world, according to the World Health Organization, who suffer from hearing loss. Fret not, many people go about their days without realizing that they have some kinds of hearing impairment, so aren’t aware of how much they are actually hampered when it comes to common daily tasks nor living the full productive life that they could be due to the limitation of poor hearing. The problem is only going to get worse with our increasing use of audio electronic devices and an exploding population, where everything within our immediate surroundings seems to be getting louder and louder. We no longer have the peace and quiet we need to avoid the danger of loud noises; thus, trying to put ourselves out of harm’s way for hearing damage is ever becoming impossible. Simply put, more people are slowly becoming deaf every day. What can one do against this growing noisy epidemic? You can fight back by discovering ways to protect your ears, as well as even improve your hearing conditions by combining western and eastern alternative approaches. “Better Hearing” will show you how to strengthen your hearing and prevent hearing loss naturally: * The ear exercises that you can perform to hear multiple sounds more distinctly. * The habitual adaptations to incorporate to increase your hearing ability range. * The best nutrition and supplements your body needs to sustain healthy hearing. * The frequency level of sounds to determine what noises you can and can’t hear. * The advanced methods to relieving common hearing symptoms, like tinnitus. ...plus many more secrets that very few know about for hearing improvement. If you are already using a hearing aid, you can strive to rely less on it. Even if you don’t have any hearing issue, you should start taking better care of your hearing now before it’s too late. Better your hearing today!Show book
Reading the Heart - Books by...
Christie Leigh Babirad
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Taking the Fear Out of the...
Anyone who is plagued by nightmares night after night knows what a heavy burden these nocturnal apparitions represent: one is unable to resume sleep, often lies awake for a long time, and feels fearful, irritable or depressed the next day. What can help to take the fear out of the night? Understanding the message of nightmares is a first step toward relief. These energy-laden images can represent urgent questions stemming from the depth of the psyche. In this book, experienced Jungian analyst Renate Daniel demonstrates how one can succeed in finding appropriate answers to help understand and cope with nightmares.Show book