The revelatory memoir by former "poster girl for Scientology" Michelle LeClair about her defection from the Church, her newly accepted sexual identity, and the lengths to which Scientology went to silence it. For years, Michelle LeClair, former President of Scientology's international humanitarian organization, tried to reconcile her sexual orientation with the anti-gay ideology of the church. Michelle finally ends her horrific marriage, finds the love of her life, a woman, and ultimately leaves the Church. But the split comes at a terrible price. Her once pristine reputation is publicly dragged through the mud, the police raid her home, her ex-husband tries to gain full custody of their children, and the multi-million dollar business she built from scratch is utterly destroyed. In this tell-all memoir, Michelle offers an insider's perspective on Scientology's pervasive influence, secret rituals, and ruthless practices for keeping members in line. It's a story of self-acceptance, of finding the strength and courage to stand up for your emotional freedom, and of love prevailing.
Banish acne, spots and blemishes! 80% of the population have suffered from acne at some stage of their lives. Acne can be a frustrating, embarrassing, disfiguring and often painful condition. As one of the most common and widespread conditions, it affects children, teenagers and adults alike. Any condition that alters the physical appearance has far-reaching, debilitating consequences, including low self-esteem, isolation and helplessness. But today, thanks to extensive research and a wealth of information, it doesn’t have to. Perfectly Clear: The Perfect Guide to Clear Skin is a concise, reliable and accurate guide that deals with all aspects of living with acne. From how it develops and how it can be treated, to what products to avoid and what lifestyle changes to make, respected experts Dr Nick Lowe and Dr Philippa Lowe share invaluable information to get perfectly clear skin. Acne can be seen as a trivial condition and, because of this, sufferers often don’t get the care and treatment they need. With a vast range of treatments available, sometimes only a small change is required to make a significant difference to the condition. This book, quasi-manual, is a helpful, go-to reference book and troubleshooting guide for any acne sufferer. It explains the facts and debunks many of the commonly held theories about acne and affirms that, with the correct treatment, it need not be a long-term problem. Perfectly Clear: The Perfect Guide to Clear Skin is the ideal read for sufferers of this condition, as well as their family and friends.
Let Us Be Perfectly Clear is a collection of Paul Hornschemeier's full-color short stories and shows off his playful experimental side and his protean stylistic verve. Perfectly Clear brings back into print stories that Hornschemeier published prior to his Three Paradoxes Fantagraphics debut from a variety of sources―his own self-published Forlorn Funnies, as well as strips that originally appeared in independent magazines and papers―none of which has been available to the book trade.
A longtime Nixon associate and advisor offers an objective and revealing account of the Nixon Administration and the controversial issues--campaign intelligence operations, enemies lists, and the president's isolation--that led to its downfall
Crystal Clear, by the learned and realized Tibetan Master Thrangu Rinpoche, is a companion volume to the classic medi¬tation manual--Clarifying the Natural State. In his straightfor¬ward and lucid style Rinpoche gives us an indis¬pen¬sable guidebook for insight practice (vipashyana). For people who want more than just theory, this is a handbook that begins with watch¬ing the breath and leads practitioners through stages of realization, all the way to complete enlightenment. "In Mahamudra, as one takes the path of direct percep¬tion, a per¬son can obtain true and complete enlightenment within the same body and lifetime. Whatever the situation, Mahamudra provides appropriate methods and techniques. So, whether one is able to undertake a lot of hardship or not, whether one is very diligent or not, whichever type of person you might be there is always great benefit in practic¬ing Mahamudra. The practice can be done in the solitude of retreat orwhile involved in the daily complexities of mod¬ern life. Mahamudra training is always applicable in any situation, at any moment of life." --Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
A world famous surgeon helps his missing son’s friend, only to find it leads to monumental changes to the United States and the world, in ways he could never have foreseen. This was the first horror story published in 1990 by JZ Murdock.
Instructors often desire to be clear in their teaching. However, a new area of research raises the possibility that instructors can use ambiguity strategically in courses and assignments to foster improved learning outcomes in students. This study uses quantitative research methods to explore how student characteristics affect learning outcomes when presented with varying levels of instructor messaging regarding clear and ambiguous assignments. Specifically, the measured student's tolerance for ambiguity, mindset, as well as learning orientation and grade orientation as well as the impact instructor messaging regarding assignments has on student's learner empowerment and affective learning. Findings suggest that instructor messaging does impact student learning. Specifically, ambiguous assignments were more impactful than clear or strategically ambiguous assignments in most cases. Additionally, tolerance for ambiguity and learning orientation did relate to student learning, but mindset and grade orientation did not. Results of this study have implications for how and when instructors provide information regarding classroom assessments.