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 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 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.



In a Fix

In a Fix Author Linda Grimes
ISBN-10 9781429947534
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 336
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Snagging a marriage proposal for her client while on an all-expenses-paid vacation should be a simple job for Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire. A kind of human chameleon, she's able to take on her clients' appearances and slip seamlessly into their lives, solving any sticky problems they don't want to deal with themselves. No fuss, no muss. Big paycheck. This particular assignment is pretty enjoyable...that is, until Ciel's island resort bungalow is blown to smithereens and her client's about-to-be-fiancé is snatched by modern-day Vikings. For some reason, Ciel begins to suspect that getting the ring is going to be a tad more difficult than originally anticipated. Going from romance to rescue requires some serious gear-shifting, as well as a little backup. Her best friend, Billy, and Mark, the CIA agent she's been crushing on for years—both skilled adaptors—step in to help, but their priority is, annoyingly, keeping her safe. Before long, Ciel is dedicating more energy to escaping their watchful eyes than she is to saving her client's intended. Suddenly, facing down a horde of Vikings feels like the least of her problems. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



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 Declan Hill
ISBN-10 9780771041396
Release 2010
Pages 390
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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.



Fix It How to Repair Automotive Dents Scratches Tears and Stains

Fix It  How to Repair Automotive Dents  Scratches  Tears and Stains Author Kris Palmer
ISBN-10 9780760339893
Release 2011-06-06
Pages 144
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A complete guide for car and truck owners who want to preserve a vehicle's new appearance outlines comprehensive, step-by-step cosmetic projects that cover everything from spills and scratches to dents and smells. Original.



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 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.



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

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.



How to Fix Copyright

How to Fix Copyright Author William Patry
ISBN-10 9780199912919
Release 2012-01-02
Pages 336
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Do copyright laws directly cause people to create works they otherwise wouldn't create? Do those laws directly put substantial amounts of money into authors' pockets? Does culture depend on copyright? Are copyright laws a key driver of competitiveness and of the knowledge economy? These are the key questions William Patry addresses in How to Fix Copyright. We all share the goals of increasing creative works, ensuring authors can make a decent living, furthering culture and competitiveness and ensuring that knowledge is widely shared, but what role does copyright law actually play in making these things come true in the real world? Simply believing in lofty goals isn't enough. If we want our goals to come true, we must go beyond believing in them; we must ensure they come true, through empirical testing and adjustment. Patry argues that laws must be consistent with prevailing markets and technologies because technologies play a large (although not exclusive) role in creating consumer demand; markets then satisfy that demand. Patry discusses how copyright laws arose out of eighteenth-century markets and technology, the most important characteristic of which was artificial scarcity. Artificial scarcity was created by the existence of a small number gatekeepers, by relatively high barriers to entry, and by analog limitations on copying. Markets and technologies change, in a symbiotic way, Patry asserts. New technologies create new demand, requiring new business models. The new markets created by the Internet and digital tools are the greatest ever: Barriers to entry are low, costs of production and distribution are low, the reach is global, and large sums of money can be made off of a multitude of small transactions. Along with these new technologies and markets comes the democratization of creation; digital abundance is replacing analog artificial scarcity. The task of policymakers is to remake our copyright laws to fit our times: our copyright laws, based on the eighteenth century concept of physical copies, gatekeepers, and artificial scarcity, must be replaced with laws based on access not ownership of physical goods, creation by the masses and not by the few, and global rather than regional markets. Patry's view is that of a traditionalist who believes in the goals of copyright but insists that laws must match the times rather than fight against the present and the future.



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 Everything Fix It Book

The Everything Fix It Book Author Yvonne Jeffery
ISBN-10 1440522898
Release 2004-04-30
Pages 336
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Fixing leaky roofs, replacing broken pipes, and repairing cracks in ceilings can seem daunting to any homeowner. The Everything Fix-It Book takes readers through dozens of everyday fix-it projects, helping them avoid the high cost of professional help while maintaining the safety and value of their investments. This easy-to-follow guide shows how to patch drywall, replace windowpanes, repair furniture, maintain major appliances, and hire a pro for the big jobs without getting taken to the cleaners. This hands-on guide provides expert instruction on how to: Understand the ins and outs of plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling systems Find the right tools for the job Identify and solve pest problems Make a home energy efficient Know when to call in the pros and how to avoid ripoffs Specially written for the mechanically challenged, The Everything Fix-It Book is the ideal resource to help homeowners prepare for the unexpected.



Fix It In Post

Fix It In Post Author Jack James
ISBN-10 9781136138058
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 248
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This book provides an array of concise solutions to the wide variety of problems that are faced by postproduction artists in the post process. With an application-agnostic approach, it gives proven, step-by-step methods to solving the most frequently encountered postproduction problems. Also included is access to a free, password-protected website that features application-specific resolutions to the problems presented, with fixes for working in Apple's Final Cut Studio suite, Avid's Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as other applications. Lessons are enhanced through eye-catching 4 color illustrations throughout. Solutions are provided for common audio, video, digital, editorial, color, timing and compositing problems, such as, but not limited to: * automated dialogue replacement, adjusting sync, and correcting pitch * turning SD into HD (and vice-versa) and restoration of old film for video * removing duplicate frames, repairing corrupt frames, and anti-aliasing * maintaining continuity, removing soft cuts, and troubleshooting timecodes * adding vignettes, removing color casts, and legalizing color * speeding shots up or slowing shots down, and smoothing timelapse * reframing shots, sky replacement, and object addition or removal The book is presented in a "cookbook" format, allowing you to reference your exact problem in the TOC or index, go to that section, and immediately implement the solution featured.



Press the Fix Me Button

Press the    Fix Me    Button Author Dr. Richard A.M. Powell
ISBN-10 1452532532
Release 2011-02-24
Pages 164
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When I was kid I can remember numerous times being told that I needed to change my behavior or I would find myself in prison or possibly dead. The only challenge that I had was no one could provide me with guidance or the how to. At the age of 12 I learned self hypnosis from an audio tape and at the age of 16 I read my first psychology text book. I joined numerous churches and inquired into numerous religions. I search from one end of the United States to the other looking for answers but all I found were doctors and counselors that would tell me what was wrong with me but not one person could tell me how to change the direction of my life. I had been given a diagnosis of bipolar, ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, these were to name a few. Eventually, I turned to self medicating and before long I was told I was an addict. I gave up. Then one day I had an epiphany. What I had been looking for was right in front of me. I had been so focused on the negativity in my life I was overlooking the gifts that were being bestowed upon me. Now you have the opportunity to discover what I have discovered throughout my life long search for answers. As you open the pages and begin to read open your mind and your heart and enjoy the journey. I once was told that it isn’t the destination that’s important it’s the journey we learn from.