The Long Fix
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✏The Long Fix Solving America s Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone Book Summary : Health care is killing our economy and, in many cases, killing us. Beyond the outrageous expense, the quality of care varies wildly, and millions of Americans can’t get care when they need it. This is bad for patients, bad for doctors, and bad for business. In The Long Fix, physician and health care CEO Vivian S. Lee, MD, cuts to the heart of the health care crisis. The problem with the way medicine is practiced, she explains, is not so much who’s paying, it’s what we are paying for. Insurers, employers, the government, and individuals pay for every procedure, prescription, and lab test, whether or not it makes us better—and that is both backward and dangerous. Dr. Lee proposes turning the way we receive care completely inside out. When doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies are paid to keep people healthy, care improves and costs decrease. Lee shares inspiring examples of how this has been done, from physicians’ practices that prioritize preventative care, to hospitals that adapt lessons from manufacturing plants to make them safer, to health care organizations that share online how much care costs and how well each physician is caring for patients. Using clear and compelling language, Dr. Lee paints a picture that is both realistic and optimistic. It may not be a quick fix, but her concrete action plan for reform—for employers and other payers, patients, clinicians, and policy makers—can reinvent health care, and create a less costly, more efficient, and healthier system for all.
📒The Long Fix ✍ Vivian Lee
✏The Long Fix Book Summary : A compelling and convincing blueprint for radically transforming America's health care system into one that keeps people healthy--and keeps costs down.
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📒400 Calorie Fix Cookbook ✍ Liz Vaccariello
✏400 Calorie Fix Cookbook Book Summary : This is a cookbook that reaches far beyond listing ingredients and directions. It actually trains you how to divide your plate into perfect portions for your body and weight loss plan, spy hidden calories on the shelves at grocery stores, and equip yourself with the fundamental 400 Calorie Fix knowledge needed to maintain healthy eating habits and a healthy lifestyle. Even if you're on a tight schedule, you'll be able to find quick menu items such as: • A breakfast of Crêpes with Strawberries, Bananas, and Nutella or Mexican Eggs Benedict • Delectable lunchtime dishes like Turkey Chili Verde or Thai Beef Salad • Exquisite entrées such as Steamed Mussels with White Wine and Garlic, Shrimp Arrabbiata, or Golden Roast Chicken with Lemon, Garlic, and Rosemary Get control of your calorie intake and get control of your life with the help of the 400 Calorie Fix Cook-book! "Treat others the way you want to be treated" has always been the golden rule—a philosophy that should apply to your body, too! So treat it nicely and keep all of your meals at about 400 calories, and a happy, healthy weight is yours. Together with registered dietitian Mindy Hermann, coauthor of the bestselling Flat Belly Diet! series, Liz Vaccariello has come up with this super simple-to-follow weight loss plan that helps you eat satisfying—though smart—meals whenever you want and wherever you are. "I never really felt like I was on a diet. I always felt satisfied, and it didn't feel like I was making too many sacrifices."—Sandi Hill, who lost 11 pounds in 2 weeks Whether you are pinched for time or you have all the time in the world and want to create a flavor-ful feast for your family, the 400 Calorie Fix Cookbook will guide you in making all of the most nutri-tious and delicious decisions. From the Persian Herb Omelet to the Sicilian Pizza "Squares," you'll learn what proteins are best served with what fruits and veggies or good-for-you fats, and you'll turn your kitchen into a five-star restaurant. Before you know it, you'll not only have mastered the recipes in this book, but will have discovered the best way to mix and match them in a way that works for you, your body, and your tastebuds! "I know I'm moving in the right direction; I'm so much more motivated now to get healthier, both for myself and my family." —Janet Sartorius, who lost 10 1/4 pounds in 2 weeks Best of all, the 400 Calorie Fix Cookbook lets you have your cake and eat it, too, as long as you follow the savory dessert recipes outlined in these pages. From Frozen Whoopie Pies to Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti, there's something for everyone's sweet tooth to top off a day's worth of other delicious 400-calorie fixes. "I have a much greater sense of control, and it's spilling into other areas of my life—work, home. I feel like I can do almost anything now!" —Melody Rubie, who lost 5 pounds in 2 weeks Armed with this cookbook, you'll be able to sharpen your 400 Calorie Lens, with easy visual cues and shortcuts to spot calories in the kitchen and grocery store, create customized 400-calorie meals, and jump-start a healthy-eating lifestyle! So what're you waiting for?
📒Fix And Flip ✍ Mark Loeffler
✏Fix and Flip Book Summary : The ultimate how-to guide to fixing-and-flipping properties Judging from the number of reality TV shows devoted to home renovation, it's easy to think that fixing-and-flipping is a sure-fire, straightforward way to make money, fast. But there's a lot more to the real estate business than a little hard work and some basic DIY skills. Just like every other business venture, to be successful you need to understand the potential pitfalls as well as the possible profits before diving in, and Fix and Flip: The Canadian How-To Guide for Buying, Renovating and Selling Property for Fast Profit is designed to help you do just that. Putting everything you need to know about how the business of fix-and-flips work right at your fingertips, authors Mark Loeffler and Ian Szabo are the perfect pair for the job, bringing you both the financing and contracting expertise that has made their own renovation business a huge success. Offering step-by-step guidance on exactly how to effectively renovate and sell, Loeffler and Szabo walk you through the skills you need to get started, how to identify properties with potential, saving money on materials, preparing to sell, and much, much more. Packed with expert advice on both the financing and contracting aspects of fixing-and-flipping properties Filled with checklists and practical techniques to help you get to work right away Explains the pitfalls to avoid and the profits to be made in the fix-and-flip business Packed with invaluable tips, handy checklists, and time- and cost-saving techniques to help you make the most money you can from distressed properties, this is the only book you need to start fixing-and-flipping like a pro.
📒Reversing Climate Change How Carbon Removals Can Resolve Climate Change And Fix The Economy ✍ Graciela Chichilnisky
✏Reversing Climate Change How Carbon Removals Can Resolve Climate Change And Fix The Economy Book Summary : 'The genius of Graciela Chichilnisky is recognized by economists and with this book she has focused that talent to the dire problem facing mankind. To survive we must do more than stave off a further rise of CO₂ in the atmosphere. We need to reverse it if the planet is to be viable. Professor Chichilnisky's achievement along with her co-author Peter Bal is to show us the way to rescue our future.'Professor Edmund Phelps2006 Nobel Laureate in EconomicsDirector, Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University'In the world of economic theory, Graciela Chichilnisky is an A-list star.'The Washington Post'The team of Chichilnisky and Bal has exceptional skill in explaining complex topics with great clarity making it easy for non-scientists interested in climate change to read. They address the science of climate change, the complex international negotiations needed to reach a compromise between developing nations and the developed ones, and importantly the urgent need to find a way of extracting CO₂ from the atmosphere and utilizing and sequestering it in a commercially profitable manner. The last topic has been almost completely ignored by the media.'Theodore Roosevelt IVManaging Director & Chairman of Barclays Cleantech InitiativeBARCLAYSThe Kyoto Protocol capped the emissions of the main emitters, the industrialized countries, one by one. It also created an innovative financial mechanism, the Carbon Market and its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which allows developing nations to receive carbon credits when they reduce their emissions below their baselines. The carbon market, an economic system that created a price for carbon for the first time, is now used in four continents, is promoted by the World Bank, and is recommended even by leading oil and gas companies. However, one critical problem for the future of the Kyoto Protocol is the continuing impasse between the rich and the poor nations.Who should reduce emissions — the rich or the poor countries?
📒The Hunger Fix ✍ Pamela Peeke
✏The Hunger Fix Book Summary : Fight food addiction and overeating with fitness guides, recipes, and meal plans from renowned physician Pam Peeke. In The Hunger Fix, Dr. Pam Peeke uses the latest neuroscience to explain how unhealthy food and behavioral "fixes" have gotten us ensnared in a vicious cycle of overeating and addiction. She even shows that dopamine rushes in the body work exactly the same way with food as with cocaine. Luckily, we are all capable of rewiring, and the very same dopamine-driven system can be used to reward us for healthful, exciting, and fulfilling activities. The Hunger Fix lays out a science-based, three-stage plan to break the addiction to false fixes and replace them with healthier actions. Fitness guides, meal plans, and recipes are constructed to bolster the growth of new neurons and stimulate the body's reward system. Gradually, healthy fixes like meditating, going for a run, laughing, and learning a new language will replace the junk food, couch time, and other bad habits that leave us unhappy and overweight. Packed with practical tips, useful advice, and plenty of wit, wisdom, and inspiring stories of those who have successfully transformed their bodies, The Hunger Fix is a life-changing program for anyone (of any size) trapped by food obsession and the urge to overeat.
📒The Brain Fix ✍ Ralph Carson
✏The Brain Fix Book Summary : Do you feel anxious, frazzled, or fatigued? Are you struggling with addiction, attention deficits, depression, or compulsive behaviors? Could your mind or memory be sharper? If so, these are tell-tale signs that your brain could use a tune-up. Fortunately, as author Ralph Carson explains, the brain is a very forgiving organ, and in this compelling guide, he reveals the many ways we can heal our brains from the assaults of everyday life and avoid specific situations that injure brain health. With a prescriptive blend of science, personal anecdotes, and advice, Carson shares what he has gleaned on the front lines, helping thousands of people overcome brain-based conditions and mood disorders including ADD, anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, and more. In The Brain Fix, Carson reveals an arsenal of proven tools and techniques that help regenerate new cells and connections in the brain. He shares a myriad of simple changes to make in your environment, diet, sleep habits, exercise routines, and emotional life that will yield both immediate and long-term changes to your brain. Carson's desire to learn about the brain was deeply personal: When he was a teenager, his mother died unexpectedly from a cerebral hemorrhage at forty-four; his grandmother was diagnosed with dementia in her early sixties; and his sister died from a rare form of brain cancer in her fifties. In this illuminating and empowering guide, Carson reveals why--and how--we should give rightful attention to the body's most complex organ with essential advice for bettering your brain. You'll discover: How to rewrite your genetic blueprint when it comes to decision making, impulse control, creativity, and mood stabilization: Although genetics play a key role in individual susceptibility, vulnerability, and capacity to heal from brain-based disorders, heredity is not necessarily destiny. Learn the best practices to follow that can rewrite your brain's blueprint and put you in control. How to feed your brain for optimal functioning: Discover how to fuel your brain with the right foods and supplements that foster brain plasticity—foods which can reverse years of damage from poor diet, addictions, or eating disorders. How to be mindful and why it matters: Discover why being mindful can aid in poor decision making and a lack of impulse control and how to master this elusive skill. How to alter your stress response. Learn how chronic worry can take a toll on your brain; by learning how to control your stress response, you lessen the the damaging effects of the daily grind. How to design a brain-friendly environment: While the modern world offers many conveniences, it also assaults your brain on a daily basis, sapping it of its full potential; learn some key fixes for your home and habits.
📒How Ceos Can Fix Capitalism ✍ Raymond V. Gilmartin
✏How CEOs Can Fix Capitalism Book Summary : The financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession caused a crisis of public confidence in business and American-style capitalism, with its focus on maximizing shareholder value. Corporate leaders understood that reform was needed and that they needed to commit themselves to the dual goal of producing benefits for society and their firms’ bottom lines—to creating “shared value.” But the specific actions they could take to bring about this change were less clear. This ebook offers some of the freshest thinking today on practical measures that businesses can implement to create shared value. Originally published in an online forum hosted by Harvard Business Review, it offers valuable advice about how CEOs, other senior executives, and boards of directors can work together to engage stakeholders in new ways, change their companies’ values, build healthier relationships with investors, revamp incentive systems to create long-term value, and develop stronger succession plans. The authors of this collection of short articles include current or former CEOs, such as Howard Schultz of Starbucks and Dominic Barton of McKinsey & Company, and an array of prominent academics and other thought leaders, including Roger Martin of the University of Toronto, Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford, and Alfred Rappaport of Northwestern. Its editors are Raymond Gilmartin, the former CEO of Merck and, until recently, an adjunct professor at Harvard Business School, and Steve Prokesch, a senior editor at Harvard Business Review who previously worked at the New York Times and BusinessWeek magazine. In their introduction, they offer five specific recommendations on how CEOs can restore public faith in capitalism. HBR Singles provide brief yet potent business ideas, in digital form, for today's thinking professional.
📒Fix You ✍ Beck Anderson
✏Fix You Book Summary : In this modern-day Cinderella story with a charming twist, a young widow with two rambunctious sons falls for a gorgeous movie star. But can she handle life in the limelight? When Kelly Reynolds’s husband died two years ago, he left her to raise their two young boys. She’s barely pieced herself back together and takes refuge in her routine, running her kids around town and running the trails near their Idaho home. A chance encounter on a trail run brings famous actor Andy Pettigrew into her life. He’s clearly interested in her, but Kelly hates risk, and a love affair with Andrew is certainly tempting fate. She doesn’t fit into his Hollywood world. She doesn’t own a pair of Louboutins, and she couldn’t walk five steps in them if she did. Andrew oozes cool. She reeks of dork. Despite this, they click. But Andrew struggles with the pressures of his fame, and Kelly’s hold on a so-called normal life is already tenuous. So as much as she wants to indulge the fantasy, she doesn’t know how either of them is supposed to cope with stalkerazzi and tweet-happy fans with camera phones. Especially when she and Andrew both have secrets that seem impossible to keep…