The Fix

The Fix Author Jonathan Tepperman
ISBN-10 9781101902998
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 320
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We all know the bad news. Our economies are stagnant. Wages are flat and income inequality keeps rising. The Middle East is burning and extremism is spreading. Frightened voters are embracing populist outsiders and angry nationalists. And no wonder: we are living in an age of unprecedented, irreversible decline—or so we’re constantly being told. Jonathan Tepperman’s The Fix presents a very different picture. It identifies ten pervasive and seemingly impossible challenges—including immigration reform, economic stagnation, political gridlock, corruption, and Islamist extremism—and shows that, contrary to the general consensus, each has a solution, and not merely a hypothetical one. By taking a close look at overlooked success stories—from countries as diverse as Canada, Botswana, and Indonesia—Tepperman discovers practical advice for problem-solvers of all stripes, making a data-driven case for optimism in a time of crushing pessimism.



The Fix

The Fix Author Damian Thompson
ISBN-10 9780007436118
Release 2012-05-24
Pages 288
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Addictions to iphones, painkillers, cupcakes, alcohol and sex are taking over our lives.



The Hunger Fix

The Hunger Fix Author Pamela Peeke
ISBN-10 9781609614539
Release 2013
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The author of the best-selling Body-for-Life for Women outlines a neuroscience-based program for rewiring the food-addicted brain, revealing how to tap awareness about the body chemical dopamine to replace unhealthy practices with beneficial habits, in a guide that outlines a three-stage plan of fitness routines and strategic foods.



The Fix

The Fix Author David Baldacci
ISBN-10 9781447277422
Release 2017-04-20
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Amos Decker, David Baldacci's unique special agent, who suffered a head injury that resulted in giving him the gift of a remarkable memory takes on another case in The Fix. Walter Dabney is a family man. A loving husband and the father of four grown daughters , he’s built a life many would be proud of. But then the unthinkable happens. Standing outside the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D C, Dabney shoots school teacher Anne Berkshire in cold blood before turning the gun on himself. One of the many witnesses is Amos Decker; a man who forgets nothing and sees what most miss. Baffled by what appears to be a seemingly senseless and random killing, Decker is thrust into the investigation to determine what drove this family man to pull the trigger. As part of an FBI special task force, Decker and the team delve into the lives of Dabney and Berkshire to find a connection that doesn’t seem to exist. What they do find are secrets that stretch back a lifetime and reveal a current plot of impending destruction that will send the world reeling, placing Decker and his team squarely in the crosshairs.



The Fix

The Fix Author Declan Hill
ISBN-10 9781551992495
Release 2010-04-13
Pages 400
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The Fix is the most explosive story of sports corruption in a generation. Intriguing, riveting, and compelling, it tells the story of an investigative journalist who sets out to examine the world of match-fixing in professional soccer. From the Introduction Understand how gambling fixers work to corrupt a soccer game and you will understand how they move into a basketball league, a cricket tournament, or a tennis match (all places, by the way, that criminal fixers have moved into). My views on soccer have changed. I still love the Saturday-morning game between amateurs: the camaraderie and the fresh smell of grass. But the professional game leaves me cold. I hope you will understand why after reading the book. I think you may never look at sport in the same way again. From the Hardcover edition.



How to Fix just About Everything

How to Fix  just About  Everything Author Bill Marken
ISBN-10 9780743234689
Release 2002
Pages 551
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More than 550 step-by-step instructions for everything from fixing a faucet to removing mystery stains to curing a hangover.



The Fix Is In

The Fix Is In Author Daniel E. Ginsburg
ISBN-10 0786419202
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 327
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On September 27, 1865, gambler Kane McLoughlin paid William Wansley $100 to ensure that the Brooklyn Eckfords would beat the Mutuals of New York. Wansley bribed Mutuals shortstop Tom Devyr and third baseman Ed Duffy to join the plot. The result was a 23-11 win by the Eckfords in a game marked by "passed balls and...muffed easy flys." Baseball was faced with its first gambling scandal. This is a comprehensive account of gambling and game fixing scandals that have gripped the nation. Attention is rightly focused on the best known incidents (e.g., the Black Sox scandal and the Pete Rose case), but the lesser known scandals are covered in-depth as well. Included are two chapters on game fixing scandals in the minor leagues.



The Forever Fix

The Forever Fix Author Ricki Lewis
ISBN-10 9781429941471
Release 2012-03-13
Pages 336
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Fascinating narrative science that explores the next frontier in medicine and genetics through the very personal prism of the children and families gene therapy has touched. Eight-year-old Corey Haas was nearly blind from a hereditary disorder when his sight was restored through a delicate procedure that made medical history. Like something from a science fiction novel, doctors carefully injected viruses bearing healing genes into the DNA of Corey's eyes—a few days later, Corey could see, his sight restored by gene therapy. THE FOREVER FIX is the first book to tell the fascinating story of gene therapy: how it works, the science behind it, how patients (mostly children) have been helped and harmed, and how scientists learned from each trial to get one step closer to its immense promise, the promise of a "forever fix," - a cure that, by fixing problems at their genetic root, does not need further surgery or medication. Told through the voices of the children and families who have been the inspiration, experimental subjects, and successes of genetic science, THE FOREVER FIX is compelling and engaging narrative science that tells explores the future of medicine as well as the families and scientists who are breaking new ground every day.



Neuroanatomy

Neuroanatomy Author James D. Fix
ISBN-10 0781772451
Release 2008
Pages 383
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Designed primarily for medical and dental students preparing for the USMLE Step 1 and other examinations, this book presents the essentials of human neuroanatomy in a succinct outline format with abundant illustrations. Over 600 USMLE-style questions with complete answers and explanations are included, some at the end of each chapter and some in an end-of-book Comprehensive Examination. This edition uses color to delineate neuroanatomical pathways and highlight clinical correlations. New clinical MRI and MRA images have been added. Questions follow the clinical vignette-based format of the current USMLE. A companion Website on thePoint offers instant access to the complete, fully searchable text and all questions from the book.



The Fix

The Fix Author David Baldacci
ISBN-10 9781455586554
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 432
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THE NEW MEMORY MAN NOVEL! Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter--a family man with a successful consulting business--and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack. Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren't cleared for it. But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government--or worse, an international terrorist group--and an attack may be imminent. Decker's never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it's too late.



Great Again

Great Again Author Donald Trump
ISBN-10 9781501138003
Release 2016-07-12
Pages 208
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Originally published as Crippled America, 2015.



400 Calorie Fix

400 Calorie Fix Author Liz Vaccariello
ISBN-10 9781609614263
Release 2010-12-21
Pages 448
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The latest research shows that controlling calories is consistently the most successful weight loss method. Of course, counting calories is nothing new. But only 15 percent of us know how many calories we should eat to maintain a healthy weight. Most of us don't know how many calories are in the foods we eat. And most of us don't really want to have to count calories. 400 Calorie Fix makes it easy to spot and control calories, with no banned ingredients, no magic foods, and no complicated rules. Readers learn how to eat with the 400 calorie "lens"--the essential tool they need to assess portion sizes for all types of food at a glance.



The Fix It Friends Have No Fear

The Fix It Friends  Have No Fear Author Nicole C. Kear
ISBN-10 9781250085856
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 144
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Because being scared stinks! Seven-year-old Veronica Conti knows a thing or two. She knows that recess is the best part of the day. And if someone, like Maya, doesn’t play during recess because she’s too afraid of bugs, that’s a HUGE problem! Problems need to be fixed. Veronica learns, though, that when you try to fix an issue on your own, you might make things a tiny bit worse. Or maybe a lot worse. So before you can say “bugging out,” Veronica forms a team with her best friend Cora, total tech whiz Ezra, and Mr. Know-It-All—her bossy big brother, Jude. Together, they can tackle Maya’s problem and every problem! Together, they are the Fix-It Friends! The first adventure in The Fix-It Friends chapter book series anchors humor with lots of heart, as the group learns to deal with fears and phobias. Includes a toolbox of expert advice on how to face your fears! An Imprint Book



Schools on Trial

Schools on Trial Author Nikhil Goyal
ISBN-10 9780385540131
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 320
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Schools on Trial is an all-in attack on the American way of education and a hopeful blueprint for change by one of the most passionate and certainly youngest writers on this subject. Are America’s schools little more than cinder-block gulags that spawn vicious cliques and bullying, negate creativity and true learning, and squelch curiosity in their inmates, um, students? Nikhil Goyal—a journalist and activist all of twenty years old, whom The Washington Post has dubbed a “future education secretary” and Forbes has named to its 30 Under 30 list—definitely thinks so. In this book he both offers a scathing indictment of our teach-to-the-test-while-killing-the-spirit educational assembly line and maps out a path for all of our schools to harness children’s natural aptitude for learning by creating an atmosphere conducive to freedom and creativity. He prescribes an inspiring educational future that is thoroughly democratic and experiential, and one that utilizes the entire community as a classroom.



The Big Fix

The Big Fix Author Katharine Greider
ISBN-10 9780786743872
Release 2008-12-15
Pages 304
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As the pharmaceutical industry invests more and more in the development of new drugs, true breakthroughs are few and far between. Into the breach comes a panoply of product-line extensions and me-too drugs aimed at grabbing market share. The industry plows its high profits back into research, but invests an equal or greater sum in flogging its products in every imaginable venue. Research studies are designed to support marketing claims. Many doctors all over the country get their first information about new drugs from a salesperson. And, increasingly, prescription drugs are pitched to consumers on TV and the internet with images of hope, terror, or chic. Evidence-based practice guidelines, which endeavor to get the right medicines to those who will benefit most, can't be heard over the din. Having created an unprecedented number of "megabrands"—blockbuster drugs with huge sales—and undergone an extraordinary wave of consolidation, some drug companies now find themselves in a precarious position. Patents are expiring on flagship products. In order to sustain the growth Wall Street has come to expect, these companies must produce billions of dollars worth of new revenue—fast. But can Americans continue to bankroll Operation Grow Big Pharma? Must we swallow the bad with the good?



The Fix

The Fix Author Michael Massing
ISBN-10 0520223357
Release 2000
Pages 335
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Massing confronts the failure of the "war on drugs" and documents the much greater potential for reclaiming drug addicts that can be had by treatment and support rather than criminalization, and at a lower cost than building ever more prisons and militarizing drug source countries in Latin America.



Techno Fix

Techno Fix Author Michael Huesemann
ISBN-10 9781550924947
Release 2011-10-04
Pages 400
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A powerful and insightful critique of modern techno-optimism