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By Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett

The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a girl whose interest led her to the world’s most lovely and overseas, its so much imperiled and threatening international locations, after which into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written tale of braveness, resilience, and grace

As a baby, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent loved ones through paging via problems with National Geographic and imagining herself in its unique locales. on the age of 19, operating as a cocktail waitress in Calgary, Alberta, she all started saving her guidance so she may trip the globe. intending to comprehend the realm and stay an important existence, she backpacked via Latin the USA, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by way of every one event, went directly to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling profession as a tv reporter. after which, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most threatening position on earth.” On her fourth day, she used to be kidnapped by way of a bunch of masked males alongside a dusty road.

Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, gets “wife lessons” from one in all her captors, and hazards a bold get away. Moved among a sequence of deserted homes within the wilderness, she survives on memory—every lush element of the realm she skilled in her lifestyles ahead of captivity—and on approach, fortitude, and desire. whilst she is so much determined, she visits a home within the sky, excessive above the girl stored in chains, at midnight, being tortured.

Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the most interesting novel, A apartment within the Sky is the searingly intimate tale of an intrepid younger girl and her look for compassion within the face of incredible adversity.

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However, marriage has been seen as a greater potential support to male physicians but more of a potential burden for female physicians (Vincent 1976). In one study, women physicians over age 45 scored their husbands as being somewhat unsupportive and against their careers (Parker and Jones 1981). Two to three times as many women physicians as men physicians expect to make career changes to accommodate a spouse's career (Kaplan 1970; Warde et al 1996). More men physicians report their spouse is extremely supportive of their career [79% compared to 69% of women physicians (Warde et al1996) or 85% compared to 73% (Warde et al1999)].

Hire even more help. Talk. Talk some more. Talk in a better way. 7. Forget all that, and forget all the housework. ferent schedules because of training or having fewer or no children. This is also suggested by some convergence in female and male physician's productivity. In an older study, 30% of women physicians had no domestic help (Heins et aI1977). Seventy-six percent of the respondents did all the cooking, shopping, child care, and money management for the household. Even in dual-career marriages, women continued to be responsible for the children, regardless of their level of professional commitment (Eisenberg 1981).

2. Don't smoke. 3. Don't use caffeine. 4. Exercise regularly. 5. Get enough sleep. 6. Take time out for yourself regularly and use relaxation techniques. 7. Participate in enjoyable activities outside of work. 8. Avoid unnecessary stressful situations. 9. Plan in advance to make a known situation less stressful. Plan your possible responses. 10. Decide if an issue is worth the stress. Changed expectations can greatly reduce stress. 11. Try to find humor in your daily activities. Most of us need to lighten up a bit.

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