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  • As Alaska Votes, New Alaska-centered political thriller dubbed a winner

    Political thriller of 2022

    Best new thriller

    Author Joe Rothstein

    A heart-pounding adrenaline ride of backroom politics and dangerous moves from a shadow cabal will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”
    — Pacific Book Reviews

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- While Alaska is drawing intense national political interest focused on Sarah Palin's campaign for Congress, a political thriller with a fictional U.S. vice president from Alaska is drawing interest in the world of books.

    The novel is "The Moment of Menace," which the prestigious book review web site Pacific Reviews has named "the must-read political thriller of 2022."

    Written by Joe Rothstein, a former editor of the Anchorage Daily News, the novel features an Inupiat woman from Utqiagvik, (formerly Barrow) Alaska as U.S. vice president. Much of the action takes place in the Alaska Arctic's rugged North Slope area.

    This is Rothstein’s third work of fiction. His second book, The Salvation Project, was finalist for political thriller of the year.

    Joe Rothstein served on the staff of Alaska’s first governor, William A. Egan, and moved to Washington, DC to be chief of staff for Alaska Senator Mike Gravel. For 30 years he headed his own political agency, working in hundreds of political campaigns, including many in Alaska, including those for former Alaska Governors Steve Cowper and Tony Knowles.

    “I feel as if I’ve never really left Alaska,” said Rothstein. “I return often, my sons returned here to go to school, and some of my closest friends are here. I’ve always wanted to include Alaska in my writings. The state is so dramatic and unpredictable. It’s pure coincidence that a wild race for Congress is taking place just as I’m releasing a novel featuring a woman who is Alaska’s voice in Congress.”

    Moment of Menace is available through all on-line book sellers and most independent book stores.

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  • States are Being Buried with East Coast Waste, Part 1

    East Coast transfer stations must move fast and there is little time for waste inspections. They crush the different wastes to maximize the payloads. Photo courtesy of the Ohio EPA.

    East Coast transfer stations must move fast and furiously and there is little time for waste inspections. They crush the different wastes to maximize the payloads on CSX trains and fleets of long haul trucks. Photo courtesy of the Ohio EPA.

    Waste contaminates a creek next to Lafarge's Lordstown Landfill. Lafarge's landfill takes 95% of its waste from the East Coast. Hundreds of complaints by neighbors of sickening odors and illness have been filed.

    Waste contaminated creek next to Lafarge's Lordstown Landfill in northeast Ohio. Lordstown takes 95% of its waste by rail from the East Coast. Hundreds of complaints of odors and illness have been filed. Ohio EPA consent orders in 2016 and 2019 have accomplished little.

    300 angry residents from Seneca County, Ohio protest at a meeting with Waste Innovation's  Sunny Farms Landfill. Sunny Farms takes 97% of its waste by rail from the East Coast. The toxic gases have sickened the entire area.

    300 angry residents from Seneca County in northwest Ohio, protest at a meeting with Waste Innovation's Sunny Farms Landfill in June 2022. Sunny Farms takes 97% of its waste by rail from the East Coast. Putrid toxic gases have ruined the appeal of the entire region.

    Citizens are Choking and Sickened from Toxic Landfill Gases while Health Agencies Sit Idle

    Agencies talk about the “rotten egg” odor as if it was old food smelling up your refrigerator — but simply put, this mélange of foul smelling sulfuric gases is extremely poisonous and deadly.”
    — M. Aurelius
    CLEVELAND, OHIO, US, June 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Garbage and demolition waste pouring out of New York and New Jersey has been happening since the early 1980’s. When it started, Ohio and Indiana residents actively protested against being the dumping ground for East Coast megapolises.

    In 1991, Congressional hearings were held in which they concluded the Interstate Commerce Clause protected the constitutional right of waste generators to haul wherever they wanted — the Midwest protesters were trumped.

    Also, in 1991 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), through The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) Subtitle D regulations, standardized minimum solid waste landfill design criteria and trash management requirements. It seemed while millions of tons of New York waste were being shipped in every direction (including Africa), at least there would be environmental controls wherever it landed.

    The USEPA passed enforcement responsibilities of the new regulations to state environmental agencies like the Ohio EPA, the Indiana DEM and the South Carolina DHEC. Ohio, in turn, passed many of their enforcement controls, like approving or denying the annual landfill license applications, to the local health departments.

    When New York’s Fresh Kills mega-landfill closed in 2001, the shipments to western states intensified. Disposal prices skyrocketed. Lines of trucks a half mile long jockeyed for position at landfill gates in states as far as Iowa.

    Midwest landfills could not resist the massive profits but were overwhelmed with the influx of East Coast waste and the aggressiveness of the New York and New Jersey operators.

    Massive odor, noise, dust, litter and vermin nuisances exploded throughout the states. Due to numerous grandfathering clauses, many landfills were not required to implement the new environmental standards. Groundwater and surface water resources were contaminated wholesale.

    Older Ohio landfills created huge environmental and social problems and the resulting political pressure on the Ohio EPA to take action was enormous. License applications were denied, gates were locked, injunctions applied, and appeals denied. Non-complying landfills were put out of business.

    Disposal prices increased exponentially and waste management became a multi-billion-dollar business in a very short period.

    Waste management companies are a crafty lot and don’t miss much when it comes to seeing loopholes or weaknesses in the laws or regulations, particularly when it comes to making profits.

    Tens of thousands of tons of waste rush into transfer stations every single day located in Long Island and Farmingdale in New York, Newark, Hudson and Paterson in New Jersey, Boston and Norfolk in Massachusetts and Hartford and Brockton in Connecticut — just to name a few. The waste must move out fast and furiously by 6:00 PM before the next ten thousand tons promptly arrives the next morning. Being short of time and long on consequences results in minimal inspections of the thousands of trucks passing through — and the demolition contractors know it.

    Long trains moving west and fleets of trucks moving north, west and south keep this Mississippi River of putrid waste flowing.

    CSX is one of only two Class I railroads in the US and services much of the East Coast and Midwest. They charge approximately $2,000 a railcar to haul waste from New York to Ohio. But garbage and demolition waste—which should be mostly wood, shingles, aluminum and vinyl siding, plaster and drywall—are relatively lightweight materials.

    To cure this problem of having expensive but light loads, the transfer station operators pulverize and shred the in-bound wastes with loaders and dozers until they are dense and consequently unrecognizable. The crushed mess gets loaded very quickly onto the railcars and long-haul trucks which are now cost-effective, if questionable, payloads.

    Better yet for the waste operators, construction and demolition waste (“C&D”, of which demolition comprises 90%) is considered inert or “almost harmless” by regulators and does not need to follow the federal and state regulations that garbage must—and consequently is much cheaper to dispose at landfills.
    The pulverized material looks like raggedy mulch, and no one is able to visually tell if it was garbage, demolition or, for that matter, sewage sludge, industrial or hazardous waste.

    Sewage sludges, hazardous and infectious wastes cost up to twenty times the cost of C&D waste to legally dispose. C&D is at the bottom of the waste price chain but whose toxicity is woefully underestimated by the EPA. Blending illegal wastes with cheap C&D is called “cocktailing” and the practice is alive and very profitable.

    2005 was a pivotal year in Ohio. Their legislature held hearings in Columbus about the huge flow unidentifiable, out-of-state waste as well as the financial restraints and resources of the local health departments who were trying to enforce the new regulations.

    Ohio HB 432 was passed, which was well-meaning but lacked foresight. It banned pulverized demolition waste and gave local health departments and other agencies $1.60 to spilt for every ton of C&D disposed in landfills. This represents millions of dollars to health departments which are typically challenged to pass an operating levy every decade. A legislated conflict of interest was created.

    Every aspect of the current construction and demolition waste fiasco is like death from a thousand cuts for the residents in landfill-burdened communities. Huge landfills in Ohio are creating serious health threats locally while taking 97% of their waste from New England.

    While groundwater protection and methane control have been a paramount landfill issues for the EPA, managing the massive poisonous sulfuric gas issues created by C&D and cocktailed wastes, has been overlooked until recently. Regulatory agencies are stumbling with solutions or downplaying the toxic landfill gas problem due to a lack of knowledge. Agencies talk about the “rotten egg” odor as if it was old food smelling up your refrigerator — but simply put, the mélange of foul smelling sulfuric gases is extremely poisonous and deadly.

    Next: Part 2. Mega-Landfills, unchecked toxic gases, wealthy health departments, sick neighbors, dead pets, outraged communities and heads buried in the sand. Why demolition waste is infinitely more hazardous than acknowledged or understood. Nauseated citizens are screaming from Maine, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee to South Carolina, Kansas and Oklahoma.

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  • Blue Zones and Diet ID Partner to Empower Well-Being Improvement at Scale

    Blue Zones and Diet ID Partnership

    Blue Zones and Diet ID Partnership

    Introducing Diet Quality as a New Vital Sign

    This unique and dynamic combination of assets will allow us to measure and deliver personalized, precision community health and nutrition interventions at scale.”
    — Ben Leedle, CEO of Blue Zones and Co-founder of Blue Zones Project

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Blue Zones, LLC and Diet ID, Inc. announced today a strategic partnership to bring powerful innovations to the fields of health promotion, disease prevention, and well-being improvement. Blue Zones empowers people to live better and longer lives by applying their research of the world’s longest-lived cultures – blue zones. Diet ID is a digital health platform whose mission is to make diet quality a vital sign by providing a fast and elegant way to measure and manage nutrition. This partnership will combine the patented, clinically validated Diet ID assessment and platform with the Blue Zones transformation model, a first-of-its-kind approach to improving the well-being of entire populations and communities.

    The Danish Twin Study established that only about 20% of life span is genetic, while the other 80% is controlled by lifestyle and environment. Improving lifestyle, and especially nutrition, is critical because poor diet has now surpassed smoking as the leading cause of preventable death. Diet quality is the single leading predictor variable for both premature death and chronic disease in the United States and much of the world but is rarely measured or managed effectively.

    “This partnership is powerful because it combines the synergies of two innovations,” said Ben Leedle, CEO of Blue Zones and Co-founder of Blue Zones Project. “Blue Zones takes a systems approach to improving well-being at the population level with semi-permanent and permanent changes to the environment – our humanmade surroundings - that make healthy choices easier and more accessible; Diet ID’s visual assessment and intervention platform can measure and manage diet quality at scale and give individuals a powerful, proven tool that makes healthy eating easier. This unique and dynamic combination of assets will allow us to measure and deliver personalized, precision community health and nutrition interventions at scale. The focus on nutrition, which has been traditionally challenging, solves a critical need in community and population health initiatives.”

    The plan will include integrating Diet ID’s unique assessment and intervention platform into all future Blue Zones transformation initiatives to inform strategies and tactics that will improve the health and well-being of entire cities, campuses, and organizations.

    Blue Zones work is based on their identification and research of the world’s blue zones, where people live extraordinarily long and happy lives. The company applies their research to improve well-being at the population level; instead of focusing solely on individual behavior change, the Blue Zones model is an upstream solution that makes permanent and semi-permanent changes to the humanmade surroundings so that healthier choices are easier in all the spaces and places people spend the most time.

    Diet ID, Inc. has designed the first fundamental advance in dietary assessment methods in decades, with unique-in-the-world, patented intellectual property. By using pattern recognition rather than recollection of details, Diet ID can complete a comprehensive dietary assessment in as little as 60 seconds. This image-based method, invented by CEO Dr. David L. Katz and developed with input from world-leading nutrition experts and a team of dietitians, is leveraged to offer personalized dietary guidance based on health goals and dietary preference.

    “Diet ID is to diet what a blood pressure cuff is to blood pressure,” said Katz, “–a whole new, quick, easy, and reliable way to measure what’s essential. It is also a way to increase awareness of and access to healthful foods that are fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant.”

    “Programs to promote health rarely include personal attention to dietary quality, which is foundational for well-being. The partnership of Diet ID with Blue Zones will fill this critical gap and open the discussions and actions that are needed to help individuals and communities shift toward diets that are healthy and sustainable,” said Walter Willett, MD DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

    “We are beautifully aligned with Blue Zones,” Katz went on, “and are proud and thrilled to partner with the Blue Zones team in the mission to make the ‘blessings’ of those populations—a bounty of years in life, a bounty of life in years–accessible to millions more people here and around the world.”

    "Both community-level change and personal empowerment are important to disease prevention, health promotion, and foundational lifestyle-based treatment. This partnership represents a novel and exciting combination of the two,” said Michael Parkinson, MD, MPH, Past President, American College of Preventive Medicine.

    “This partnership has great potential to advance the goals of lifestyle medicine by matching an efficient and effective nutrition assessment tool with a powerful longevity plan,” said Beth Frates, MD, President-Elect American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Director of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    “This partnership represents a whole new opportunity to help people achieve better quality diets, and better quality health,” said Christopher Gardner, PhD, Nutrition Scientist and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University.

    About Diet ID™
    Diet ID is a patented advance in dietary assessment based on pattern recognition, rather than recall. The system, accessible via any web-enabled device and available in English and Spanish, generates a comprehensive assessment of dietary intake- diet type, diet quality (using the Healthy Eating Index 2015), daily servings of all major food groups, and levels of 150 nutrients- in as little as 60 seconds. For more information, visit dietid.com.

    About Blue Zones®
    Blue Zones employs evidence-based ways to help people live longer, better. The company’s work is rooted in explorations and research done by founder and National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner in blue zones regions around the world, where people live extraordinarily long and/or happy lives. The original research and findings were released in Buettner's bestselling books The Blue Zones Solution, The Blue Zones of Happiness, The Blue Zones, Thrive, and Blue Zones Kitchen—all published by National Geographic books. Blue Zones works with cities and counties to make healthy choices easier through permanent and semi-permanent changes to human-made surroundings and systems. Participating communities have experienced double-digit drops in obesity and tobacco use and have saved millions of dollars in healthcare costs. For more information, visit bluezones.com.

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  • "Creative minds transform the world"—Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University Nurtures Innovation and Invention

    Innovative Patents - Glimpse from the PMU's Patent Center

    Prince Mohammad Bind Fahd University

    The Patent Center and PMU are contributing to Vision 2030, a unique transformative economic and social reform blueprint that is opening KSA up to the world.

    At PMU, we are taking important measures to ensure we increase our patent productivity and increase the worldwide impact of the inventions created by our university researchers”
    — Dr. Issa Alansari (President)
    AL-KHOBAR, EASTERN PROVINCE, SAUDI ARABIA, June 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A major element of human progress is invention—the creation of novel, innovative ways to harness reality's potential in delivering better solutions for challenges both mundane and extraordinary.

    Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) has fully embraced the power of invention. For starters, the university has established a Patent Center under the Deanship of Research. The Patent Center supports the protection of creative scholarly activities, innovation, and discoveries involving faculty, staff, students, and others participating in PMU programs.

    Following through on this mission, the Patent Center recently announced the opening of the first Local Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) in the Middle East. A United States-based non-profit organization, NAI has over 4000 individual inventor members affiliated with more than 250 institutions around the world, including 30 institutions and universities outside of the United States. NAI broadly helps in recognizing and promulgating the inventions made by its members for the benefit of global society.

    As a sign of the inventive spirit at PMU, the university also recently announced that its members have more than doubled their number of patents registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to 23. This number represents a tremendous increase of 15 additional patents since just 2020. The patents cover a rich range of scientific fields including energy and artificial intelligence, as well as electrical, civil, and mechanical engineering.

    "At PMU, we are taking important measures to ensure we increase our patent productivity and increase the worldwide impact of the inventions created by our university researchers," said Dr. Issa Al Ansari, President of PMU. "As we say at PMU, 'creative minds transform the world'."

    "Beyond opening of the very first Local Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors in our region," Dr. Al Ansari continued, "we currently have operational plans to turn our patents into realistic projects and products that will deliver innovative solutions for a number of issues at local, regional, and even global levels."

    Encouraging Invention

    The inauguration of the Local Chapter of the NAI was held in May 2022.

    PMU originally joined NAI as a sustaining member in 2020. The new Local Chapter will be open to all members of the PMU community including faculty, students, alumni, and affiliates who have obtained an issued patent from the USPTO.

    The Local Chapter will work closely with PMU's Patent Center, which has become a hub on campus for innovators, a crucial resource for preparing a patent application and, as a prime task, supporting the protection of creative scholarly activities, innovation, and discovery at PMU.

    The Patent Center enables researchers at PMU to effectively file for patent applications. As a starting point, the Patent Center allows researchers to search the patent literature for existing and pending patents. Further assistance comes in the form of the Patent Center reviewing application information and examining the material legalistically, with staff offering tips along the way and making sure the patent application is complete.

    "The Patent Center has been and will continue to be a tremendous resource for the PMU community," said Dr. Al Ansari. "The success of the Patent Center is evident in the surge of patents that have recently been awarded to PMU community members in the past couple of years, and overall reflects our strategy focused on developing and disseminating scientific research."

    Further representing the scope of research at PMU, university members currently have more than 400 academic journal papers catalogued in Scopus, including two papers in the prestigious Nature journals.

    Achieving Vision and Mission

    Across all of these efforts, the Patent Center reflects the vision of PMU. This vision is to be a higher education institution that has a transformative impact on society through sustainable innovation in education, research, and creativity.

    The work of the Patent Center also further advances the mission of PMU. Part of this mission is to sustain world-class excellence in education, research, and service by advancing the state of discovery, development, and application of knowledge. The securing of patents, which incentivize and promote the generation of key new inventions to aid humanity, is in exact alignment with this mission aspect.

    The alignment between the Patent Center's objectives and PMU's mission extends to global connectedness and engagement infused with a 21st century futuristic outlook. The interconnectedness of modern global society means that new inventions developed in Saudi Arabia or in any other country can ultimately help our species prosper together planetwide.

    In these ways and more, the Patent Center and PMU are contributing to Vision 2030, a unique transformative economic and social reform blueprint that is opening Saudi Arabia up to the world. Formed in 2016, Vision 2030 is based on the three pillars of an Ambitious Nation, a Thriving Economy, and a Vibrant Society.

    Striving for impactful new inventions that can bring about economic success and fulfilling, healthy livelihoods—both for the inventors and more importantly the recipients of their breakthroughs—is at the heart of the creative activities bolstered by the Patent Center.

    "The Patent Center is here to help not only the PMU community, but the community of inventors nationally in Saudi Arabia and the world, along with all the nations of the world in advancing together through the power of invention," said Dr. Al Ansari.

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  • Dr. Margaret Aranda - Takes Part in the 2022 ALA Annual Conference - Displaying her Authored Medical Book

    Guidebook to Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment

    Guidebook to Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment By Dr. Margaret Aranda

    Available on Amazon!

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    Dr. Margaret Aranda - Takes Part in the 2022 ALA Annual Conference - Displaying her Authored Medical Book

    Dr. Aranda has had success in improving quality of life for many with this unfortunate diagnosis with her protocols. Thank you for this comprehensive book, Dr. Aranda!”
    — Kris from Amazon Customer Reviews
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Guidebook to Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment written by Dr. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, will be on display at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference from June 24th to 27th, 2022. This guidebook focuses on different ways to pinpoint low-back diagnoses that either existed at birth or were acquired at some point in a person’s life. Additionally, it details various methods of treatment to alleviate, if not completely eliminate, the pain it’s causing to millions of people around the world. In about three weeks, numerous brilliant authors across the country and many more book lovers from all over the world will attend this prestigious event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and nearby hotels in Washington, D.C.

    The author, Dr. Margaret Aranda, is a Stanford and USC-trained anesthesiologist with specialty training in Critical Care and Forensic Science. Throughout her career in the field of Medicine, she has been very passionate about addressing people’s day-to-day health challenges. This passion to help others grew even more after a high-speed car accident involving herself, her then two-year-old daughter, and a distracted driver of the offending vehicle, which occurred over a decade ago. Although Dr. Aranda’s daughter was unharmed, that tragic accident resulted in a traumatic brain injury for the doctor, crippling her for years. At the lowest point of her life, Dr. Aranda lost everything that the world holds dear—one's home, family, and relationships—but also found a profound faith in God through which she was able to see with crystal clear vision the greater purposes and plans God has for her.

    Things were not easy for Dr. Aranda and her family, especially during the first months and years following the accident. All the activities that were once easy to fulfill have become so much more demanding of her energy and efforts. She needed more help and support from the people closest to her, more than she ever had before. She spent years in a wheelchair and then in a walker, before finally being able to walk again.

    As she started getting her life back after a total of 12 long years of being bedridden and disabled, Dr. Aranda became a strong voice representing the entire population of those living with disabilities, including those that are invisible at first glance. She became a recipient of the Invisible Disabilities Association's Perseverance Award in 2012 and is now the Vice Chair of the organization, continuously serving the purpose she realized several years ago.

    To further fulfill her mission of assisting others as a Medical Practitioner and as someone who has personally experienced physical immobility for a while, Dr. Margaret Aranda has written and released Guidebook to Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment in hopes of answering all back pain-related concerns that could be disrupting people’s lives and quality of living. Dr. Aranda credits Dr. Forest Tennant, Dr. P.H. for showing her a myriad of diagnostic modalities and management plans that enabled her new Pain Protocol to focus on not only covering the pain but from healing its source from the inside out. It includes over-the-counter medications and supplements, as well as opioid and non-opioid prescriptions. Furthermore, the Foreword is by Dr. Tennant, who in turn credits Dr. Aranda back with taking his practices "far beyond" his hopes and dreams.

    This guidebook not only teaches you the different forms of back pain, but also provides diagnostic images to help you and your doctor make the right diagnosis, plus some tips on how you can negotiate through Insurance and the medical system to get your formal diagnosis and treatment in the outpatient clinic setting. Dr. Aranda also recommends specific tests, blood work, and studies commonly found with chronic back pain, like adrenal gland, thyroid problems, and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

    With a proper and accurate diagnosis of your back pain problems, you can also get the most appropriate treatments that would finally allow you to get the sleep and comfort you deserve. All these will lead to what everyone wants to resolve in their pain-filled lives: better self-esteem, a feeling of inclusion in the family, re-established relationships, and increased quality of life.

    So, if you suffer from back pain, especially if it is 24/7, or know someone with chronic back pain or Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS), this book is ABSOLUTELY for you.

    Grab your copy now via Amazon, and don’t miss your chance of seeing her book exhibited at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference.

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  • Susan Broussard–Joins 2022 ALA Annual Diversity Publishing Showcase–Exposes Narcissistic Relationship in First Book

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    It’s Not Love by Susan Broussard Available on Amazon

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    Susan Broussard–Joins 2022 ALA Annual Diversity Publishing Showcase–Exposes Narcissistic Relationship in First Book

    LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In her first book, It’s Not Love, author Susan Broussard gets real about the nature of the narcissistic relationship by uncovering the truth of an emotionally abusive relationship.

    The book, which is available on Amazon, will be on display for the public at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference from June 24th to June 27th, 2022. This four-day book showcase event will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and is participated by various excellent authors from across the country.

    The author Susan Broussard is an active Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been working in the field for 15 years. She began working with children but realized that most childhood issues carry into adulthood. This prompted her to delve into the study of the correlation between trauma and growing up as an adult and check whether untreated wounds in the past can adversely affect an adult’s behavior in a relationship.

    Many of her clients were sharing similar stories of toxic or abusive relationships, and she realized that she had to tell these stories and her story to help others. As a result, she developed a framework and began helping victims who cannot access traditional therapy champion their battles.

    From these experiences, she crafted the book It’s Not Love wherein readers like you are given a detailed step-by-step guide to take their leap to safety and healthy relationship.

    The book is divided into three main parts that individually explain her three-phase approach to detecting and escaping toxic relationships.

    The first part includes a detailed discussion of the nature of narcissism and who narcissists are using The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V).

    The second part focuses on narcissistic personality disorder vis-à-vis romantic relationships. According to her, toxic symptoms can range from subtle to overt, depending on the nature of the relationship. Additionally, this section lists the different red flags among narcissists especially those that were believed to be innocent acts that can turn out to be manipulative.

    The third and the last part talks about self-care and undoing the damage the toxic relationship has caused a person. This part is equally important since as a person, self-love is a must. This will also define the type of life a person will live moving forward after getting caught in an abusive relationship.

    The power of this book is in the pieces of information written on each page. You do not have to be a victim to read this. Shed wisdom by sharing your takeaways from this book.

    Grab a copy now via Amazon and Barnes & Noble through the links below:
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  • Judge James P. Gray (Ret.) is Featuring Two Political Books at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference

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    All Rise!: The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray by Judge James P. Gray Available on Amazon

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    Judge James P. Gray (Ret.) is Featuring Two Political Books at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference

    LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The author Judge James P. Gray, often called Judge Jim Gray, is a man of principle raised in the Los Angeles area by his parents, Elizabeth Gray and U.S. District Judge William P. Gray. He graduated from John Muir High School in Pasadena in 1962, received his undergraduate degree at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1966, and earned his Law degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1971. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, he worked as a Physical Education Professor in Palmar Norte, Costa Rica, from 1966 to 1968, where he specialized in teaching Physical Education, Recreation, and Health. He was also a Criminal Defense Attorney in the Navy JAG Corps and a Federal Prosecutor in Los Angeles. Then Jim served as a trial court judge in Orange County, California for 25 years, and was awarded the Orange County Bar Association's highest Lifetime Achievement award. Aside from his many achievements and credentials, Judge Gray is happily married to his wife, Dr. Grace Walker Gray, DPT, DOT, and they have four children and two grandchildren.

    In his first featured book, 2 Paragraphs 4 Liberty: Practical, Effective, Responsible, Libertarian Solutions, Judge Gray emphasizes the significance of Liberty in all aspects. But in doing this, Judge Gray is fact-based and non-ideological, consistently promoting practicality and common sense. In particular, people enjoy his practical advice and wisdom on resolving America's drug crisis and over-incarceration. In summation, there isn't a single topic on which Judge Gray's perspective fails to inform and encourage serious thought in his audience and consistently provides vital insights for readers interested in moving beyond the stereotypes of modern political debate. As proof, his book has received a great deal of positive feedback. Here is just one out of many: "A quick, easy read to understand Libertarianism, why it's just, and why it works. Jim Gray's sincere passion and concern for humankind are evident in the passages of this book. He shows liberty and free markets for what they are: the best and most humane way to treat people. And it's always good to have an easy-to-read format rather than a dry one. But on 99% of the issues, I totally agree and appreciate his fresh approach. I highly recommend this book to new libertarians and those who simply want to understand what Libertarianism and Liberty are all about." - Carla Howell, Former Director of the National Libertarian Committee.

    This review speaks volumes about the book's audience value and its overflowing knowledge and discernment transmitted to readers.

    As for the second book, entitled All Rise!: The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray, the theme is the government's failure to handle economies throughout history. It continues to do so under stress today, leaving a debt legacy for our children and grandchildren. This book also provides us with an inside look at Judge Gray's ideological transformation, giving a clear overview of Libertarianism, its values for America, and how it stands to unite us – precisely what we need in these divisive and frustrating times. He answers these questions directly! What distinguishes Libertarians from other political parties? How do libertarian ideas, techniques, and principles lead to more effective "pursuits of happiness" than other political parties' approaches? How does Judge Jim Gray dare to claim that the Libertarian Party is today's only political party in the mainstream of American political thought? All of these and more will be answered in “All Rise!: The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray” to the complete delight of the readers.

    So Judge Gray shows how Liberty is ingrained in our country's DNA, all the way back to the first landing of the Pilgrims on Plymouth Rock. All Rise! unfolds alongside Judge Gray's childhood and upbringing, examining the events that fueled his quest for independence. Exclusive interviews give a rare and nuanced glimpse at Judge Gray at various stages of his life, revealing the voices of those closest to him. In under 13 seconds, how did Judge Gray, a former Congressional candidate and member of the Republican Party of Orange County's Finance Committee, swing toward Libertarianism? Peek how he has remained an active and committed member of the Libertarian Party since that important decision. Follow him through his campaigns as a Libertarian for the U.S. Senate in 2004, Vice President in 2012, and President in 2020. This book shares Judge Gray's mission to mainstream the word Libertarian – not simply the word, but the party's values, approaches, and principles. Direct and frontal attacks on our freedoms and liberties are unacceptable, and Judge Gray's platform offers an antidote to the continual trespassing of an overzealous government on its citizens. It also illustrates how libertarian reforms can be implemented to enhance people's lives significantly and includes a foreword by Tom Campbell, former Member of Congress from California (1989-1993; 1995-2001). Moreover, All Rise! has thoroughly examined many of today's problems and demonstrates that their solutions are not insurmountable. More importantly, it is an appeal to defend the highest attribute of the human being: individual Liberty.

    Maximizing the virtue of Liberty distinguishes our modern civilization from all that has come before it and vindicates what has made America a leader among nations today. We are the most approachable people on the planet. Judge Gray has previously aided our country in achieving that reality, and his ideas will lead us to do so in the future. The books 2 Paragraphs 4 Liberty and All Rise! The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray will be on display at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference from June 23-28, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Readers are invited to participate in the event's thought-provoking activities to make it even more purposeful and worthwhile.

    To learn more about Judge Gray and his books, please visit his website at www.JudgeJimGray.com or read the paperbacks at Amazon.com.

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  • Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones' Best-selling Book on Battling Mental Illness will be Featured at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference

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    Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones' Best-selling Book on Battling Mental Illness will be Featured at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference

    This is an eye-opening memoir about mental illness and the medical profession delivered in a well-written, interesting, and engaging style.”
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    LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Fallible: A Memoir of a Young Physician's Struggle with Mental Illness by Dr. Jones is a depiction written by a medical doctor about his experience living with anxiety and depression amid grueling medical training. It portrays the everyday realities of the profession and how mental illness can affect anyone, even those that are in the medical field.

    This best-selling and award-winning book conveys people’s fallibility regardless of profession. It is about how mental sickness can take hold of anyone, including those that work in the field of medicine and medical technology, and ravage their passion for serving patients who badly need their help. Jones's story is an eye-opener for individuals who have mental illnesses or know anybody else in the community that has it. In a nutshell, this story is helpful for all of us.

    Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones shares his mental struggle journey before and during his career as a physician. As you go through the pages of this book, you will learn about the least-known fact of how many medical professionals struggle with mental illness while burdened with caring for others. It also provides an inside look at a system that, in many circumstances, puts one's health at risk.

    The book talks about the stigma attached to mental illnesses and the need to increase awareness of the problem. Also, Dr. Jones demonstrates courage and determination as he bares his soul and speaks about his personal experiences.

    Fallible: A Memoir of a Young Physician's Struggle with Mental Illness will be presented at the American Library Association (ALA) 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition from June 24 to 28, 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and surrounding hotels in Washington, D.C. And yes, Bookworms are all invited to participate in the event to have a glimpse of Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones' engrossing and newsworthy book, along with many others.

    For additional information on Dr. Jones’ book, you may visit his website at https://kylebradfordjones.com/ or get a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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  • Dr. Elizabeth Clamon Unveils Road to Freedom Through a Written Book to be Displayed at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference

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    Dr. Elizabeth Clamon Unveils Road to Freedom Through a Written Book to be Displayed at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference

    LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- With her book Beauty Rising from Brokenness, now out on Amazon, author and medical practitioner Elizabeth Clamon delivers a positive and healing personal four-part story of brokenness and freedom from it. Written in the first-person point of view, Beauty from Brokenness includes life perspectives and teaches doable positive reinforcements to steadily achieve stability, self-worth, and freedom from traumatic experiences.

    The 122-page book will be a part of the book library during the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from June 23-28. The event is expected to attract thousands of librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors.

    The book author Elizabeth M. Clamon, who is also a doctor, attended Clayton College of Health and Psychology at Louisiana Baptist University, wherein she studied Holistic Nutrition and Naturopathic Medicine. Her expertise in the field allowed her to speak to respective groups of people such as the National Political Organizations, the US Air Force Academy, and the Department of Defense, and to be featured on acclaimed news stations like NBC, ABC, Fox, and CBS.

    She is the Founder and COO of The Clamon Group, LLC, Fiercely Unstoppable Life Consulting and Coaching, and Relentless Hearts Ministries.

    She has faced major setbacks in her life which include her frustration in not knowing her father’s identity, abusive childhood, chronic illnesses, and severe pain caused by multiple disabling auto accidents, one that left her bedridden for 12 years.

    Her scarred childhood made her believe that anyone who has gone through the same experiences as hers deserves to be heard and validated.

    Now, strong and healed, Dr. Clamon writes.

    Her book Beauty Rising from Brokenness: Journey Through Childhood Trauma to Chronic Illness into Healing sprung up from her expertise in storytelling, personal experiences of pains and triumphs, and her love and dedication to helping people like you champion rough roads in life.

    The book is divided into four main parts that individually explain the stages of human character development vis-à-vis traumas in life.

    The first part talks about the hurdle a person is experiencing or has experienced. The opening explores the identification of the problem – the roots of the issue – by identifying what the negative events are, the complex systems around the problem, and the key points to failure. It is a useful process for understanding and solving a problem.

    On the one hand, the second part inspects the effects of the trauma. This focuses on how a person, who is going through a lot, functions in the environment. The mid-section, on the other hand, talks about the road to healing. She then revealed that moving on from past traumas leads to new or renewed choices that result in a significantly better life or future.

    The last part explains the importance of freedom and what it truly means to be a freer person.

    Dr. Elizabeth Clamon now lives a busy yet calm life in the backwoods of the bayous state of Louisiana while helping people achieve their ultimate freedom just like what she did in her long years.

    Beauty Rising from Brokenness is now available in Kindle and print versions at Amazon.

    Don’t miss it at the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from June 23-28.

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  • Pact Renewables announces the introduction of plastic-free soil degradable seedling pots to Australian markets

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    The seedling pots are made from common industrial minerals and form part of an agricultural container product line to be progressively offered from July 2022.

    SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, June 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The magnitude and urgency of challenges associated with the disposal of plastic pots is acknowledged by both governments and industry around the world, and whilst several initiatives, such as the EU's approach of "Re-think plastics" and refund strategies are currently being actively pursued, the fact remains that very little progress has been made towards finding and implementing sustainable solutions based on appropriate technologies. Consequentially, the bulk of agricultural planting containers, made of low-quality plastics, continue to be discarded in landfills or incinerated.

    Dr Aharon Arakel, the director and chief technologist of Pact Renewables said, “Our mineral-based planting containers, collectively known as dPOT planting containers, offer wide-ranging applications from household gardening to horticulture, reforestation and mine site land rehabilitation, and we are pleased to coincide our announcement with World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, that we celebrated on 17 June, and highlights the need for increasing resilience of agricultural practices in many drought impacted regions and countries, whilst reducing the use of plastic planting containers burdened with high life cycle costs.

    Dr Arakel went on to say, “As we announced in our January press release, we have over a number of years developed, systematically assessed, and confirmed the applicability of our mineral-based composites technology for the production of degradable feedstock for manufacture of plantable containers. An overriding objective which we have now largely achieved is generating a microenvironment within these degradable containers that offers high water retention capacity for healthy and uninterrupted plant growth, from seeding to mature plant stage. We have found that having a seedling pot with the ability to provide a controlled pH and a low watering frequency requirement is ideal for healthy plant growth in remote areas, whether it is an arid zone or a mine site requiring rehabilitation; and we believe that our seedling pots are the right solutions for such applications. This has necessitated undertaking a rigorous product performance assessment program, using a variety of prototypes of seedling pots and self-watering pots that incorporate old plastic pots as outer lining, as well as pots for growing herbs and flowers that thrive in certain soil pH ranges. Based on our findings earlier this year, we finalised the micro-engineering design of the products for various market segments before completing the related techno-economic evaluations. I am now pleased to announce that commencing from July this year the dPOT seedling pots, as our introductory product line in both standard and nutrient enriched versions for domestic use in Australia, will be available through our affiliated business arm, dCore Australia.”

    Dr Arakel went on to conclude, “With a high technology readiness level for our degradable planting containers and a rigorous IP protection strategy already in place, we are now ready to provide access to our technology to interested parties for worldwide commercialisation of dPOT planting containers via technology licensing, product-based JV partnership, contract R&D for product optimisation, related advisory and training services or any other mutually acceptable arrangements. I welcome enquiries and requests for further information from the interested parties; we are particularly keen to partner in projects where our soil degradable planting containers and our in-house skills for design rethinking of agricultural pots can be beneficially applied to address the menaces of climate change, such as water shortage in agriculture and reduction in reliance on plastics in mine site and forest revegetation projects.”

    About Pact Renewables
    Pact Renewables is a private technology development company and owner of a portfolio of sustainable technologies for waste reduction via product recovery with measurable impactful outcomes. The Company draws from the skills of highly qualified personnel, including scientists, engineers, and ecologists, along with Dr. Aharon Arakel, the lead technology developer and a recognised world expert in the field of product recovery from saline waste streams. In addition to holding a proprietary technology portfolio and expertise, the Company operates specialised in-house material testing and field demonstration facilities to cater for the needs of industries seeking integrated services for addressing waste challenges, improving their value chain, and achieving their sustainability objectives.

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  • Maru.Derm Cosmetics Makes a Fast Entry into the U.S. Market

    SARIYER, ISTANBUL, TURKEY, June 19, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Maru.Derm has recently released it's 2022 launch. The brand which launched on Gratis and Trendyol, one of the most well-known platforms in Turkey, has attracted great attention. The brand, who signed an important distributorship agreement in the United States in April, will soon have products take their place in the American market.

    After the "Save Ralph" video which was popular in 2021, the dimensions of animal testing were seen. Following the video which caused public reactions, cosmetic brands were examined closely by customers, and cruelty-free brands became a preference.

    This was exactly the starting point of the Maru.Derm brand. Thanks to the products produced with completely natural ingredients, it has taken its place in the market as a vegan and cruelty-free brand.

    "Maru.Derm's philosophy is based on producing products that are natural, safe, and offer long-term benefits. They are produced from plants grown without the involvement of dangerous chemicals, herbicides, or pesticides. This means they don't contain any hard chemicals, parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, PABA, petrolatum, paraffin, or any animal ingredients. This is what makes our product range incredibly effective, safe, and powerful." - MaruDerm Founder, Altug Aynur

    Despite the fact that the brand has just recently emerged, it has started to grow in a short time thanks to this philosophy. Founder of the brand, Altuğ Aynur who believes that beauty should always come from the natural, stated: "In recent years, people have desired to reach beauty through natural ways. At Maru.Derm, we wanted to meet these expectations."

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  • Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek: Official Book Launching on the 2022 ALA Annual Conference

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    Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek by Dr. Barbara ten Brink Available on Amazon

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    Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek: Official Book Launching on the 2022 ALA Annual Conference.

    LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The author, Dr. Barbara ten Brink, is a native Texan from a military family with the advantage of living in Japan, Germany, Maryland, Virginia, and Texas. Since the age of four, Dr. ten Brink has been fascinated with microscopes. Her three degrees in the biological sciences allowed her access to quality microscopes, including an electron microscope with which she studied cells of the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes). As a science educator, she taught microscopy to thousands of students and teachers. Her fifth science biography, Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, tells the fictional accounts of a young heroine and a renowned scientist. Together, they discover the science.

    We know the history of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s life and work through his notebooks, publications, letters, and the books published by the Royal Society of London.

    We know the history of the author's family, ten Brink, through the frescos, stained glass windows, sculptures, books, and museum in Mettingen, Germany. Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek is a work of fiction. Dr. ten Brink weaves a story of our hero, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and his use of the microscope, from 1671 until his death in 1723, with the history of the ten Brink linen export shipping company, from 1700 until 2010. Our fictional heroine, Helena, connects the reader to the history of the invention of the microscope for the purpose of examining fabrics with the history of both Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the Family ten Brink being fabric merchants. Dr. ten Brink uses Helena to build a fictional story to entertain her readers.

    Dr. ten Brink masterfully merges science, history, microbiology, geography, and fabrics because she has the experience of the science and the first-hand knowledge of the early industry of the import and export of fabrics. She is pleased to bring readers on an exciting journey through the ten Brink family history, Leeuwenhoek's life, and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s indelible mark as the Father of Microbiology.

    Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek will be officially released during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference on June 24-27, 2022 in Washington DC. Don't miss the chance to see Dr. Barbara ten Brink’s Through the Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in this 4-day exhibit.

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