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Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, Tare, Hold and PCS Features 500 x 0.01g (2 Lids Included)
Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, Tare, Hold and PCS Features 500 x 0.01g (2 Lids Included)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good scale for measuring small items, December 14, 2014
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The Smart Weigh PRO POCKET SCALE is a useful tool for weighing small items. With a maximum weight capacity of 500 grams (about 17.6 ounces), it works best for measuring ingredients for cooking (or portions for dieting), or for weighing jewelry or gemstones. I was easily able to measure out an 8-ounce portion of cereal (the "tare" function allows the scale to subtract the weight of the container so that only the contents are counted in the total). I then weighed several loose amethysts to determine carat weight. This is also helpful in weighing envelopes to be sure they are under the 2-ounce maximum for a standard postage stamp (I easily confirmed that that Christmas cards I was sending out would need only one stamp each).

There is a "mode" key that allows you to change how weights are displayed (i.e. grams, ounces, troy ounces, pennyweight, grain, or carats), and a counting function that will help you keep track of numbers when weighing groups of items. The scale uses two AAA batteries (included).

Smart Weigh products have always impressed me with their quality and longevity (I own two of their bathroom scales, and both have worked beautifully for several years). If you're in the market for a portable, reliable scale to measure small items, this will do the trick. It will not, however, substitute for a postal scale (with the 500 gram limit, you can't weigh packages with this).

The Bishop's Wife (A Linda Wallheim Novel)
The Bishop's Wife (A Linda Wallheim Novel)
by Mette Ivie Harrison
Edition: Hardcover
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Introspective, character-centered novel, December 9, 2014
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On one level, Mette Ivie Harrison's THE BISHOP'S WIFE is mystery story about the sudden and inexplicable disappearance of a young wife and mother. But at its core, the novel is less about the mystery (or about the vanished woman) than it is about the narrator, a middle-aged Mormon woman struggling to find her place in the very patriarchal Mormon Church. Linda Wallheim has always been the kind of woman she was expected to be - a loyal wife to her husband (the ward Bishop), a devoted mother to her four sons, and a caring and committed "sister" to those in need. But she has been troubled by her lack of real position in the Church, as well as by how little her thoughts and opinions matter to the male leadership. So when young Carrie Helm suddenly runs out on her husband and five-year-old daughter, Linda can't help but wonder what could possibly have pushed Carrie to do something so drastic. Could her husband have been abusing her? Could she have been murdered?

Reading this novel, I was reminded of the television show "Murder, She Wrote," about a middle-aged woman solving murders among her small-town neighbors. How could so many nefarious acts be happening in Jessica Fletcher's little town? Well, that's pretty much how it feels here. As Linda begins investigating Carrie's disappearance, she stumbles upon several other marriages with shady secrets. And it isn't long before she's wondering whether all women are at the mercy of tyrannical men up to no good. At one point, she even asks herself whether her own sons could be abusing their wives! As the story progresses, Linda becomes very attached to both Carrie's daughter Kelly (who reminds Laura of the infant daughter she lost twenty years earlier), and a recent widow whose husband may have kept secrets about the death of his first wife. She's also drawn to another young couple who seem to be having fertility problems, but may be having much more serious issues. Through it all, Linda is a caregiver, a confidant, and an amateur detective, going way beyond what her husband thinks is appropriate.

Ultimately, Linda must come to terms with her own sense of self - what is her role as a woman and a mother within the Mormon Church? She can listen to people's problems, she can offer comfort and solace, but she can never be a Priesthood holder, she can never give blessings, and she can never be a Bishop of the Church, as is her husband. She realizes, at one point, that mothers have a hard time finding themselves because they spend so much time taking care of others. By the end of the novel, she may be ready to take care of herself.

While I enjoyed reading THE BISHOP'S WIFE, it wasn't really the mystery novel I expected. Instead, it's a very introspective character study about a woman in search of herself. I was a bit put off by the proliferation of criminal activity Linda discovers in Draper, Utah (population around 40,000) - it seemed almost ludicrous by the end. But I appreciate Harrison's efforts to make Linda a likeable and believable protagonist - additionally, it was refreshing that many of Linda's assumptions prove to be untrue (it's one of the things she learns, both about herself and about the people she judges). If you enjoy leisurely-paced, character-centered stories, this one is worth a read.

Stiga Flow Table Tennis Racket, Black/White
Stiga Flow Table Tennis Racket, Black/White
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good table tennis racket -- but HEAVY!, December 5, 2014
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The Stiga Flow Table Tennis racket is a solidly-built, quality product -- but it is considerably heavier than other rackets we own (including two other Stiga rackets). I definitely noticed the increased weight as I played -- and after about 45 minutes, my arm and shoulder felt the strain.

This is not necessarily a bad thing -- my guess is after a few weeks of play with the Stiga Flow racket I will get used to the weight. But it does make playing with a lighter racket feel very strange!

Oddly enough, I have to admit that I seemed to play better with this racket than I did with the others we own. I played six games with my husband -- for three of the games, I used the Flow racket, and for three of them my husband used it. Both of us agreed that the racket takes a bit of getting used to, but each of us won the games we played with the Flow racket! I can't say with any certainty that this racket is what helped us win, but it did feel that way.

Bottom line, I like this racket. But just be advised that it is noticeably heavier than a standard racket. If you don't mind the weight, this is a good product. If you do decide to give it a try, you might find yourself in our position -- neither my husband nor I want to play with our standard rackets anymore. So that means we'll be ordering another of these!

SWAB (A Young Adult Science Fiction Dystopian Novel)
SWAB (A Young Adult Science Fiction Dystopian Novel)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More fantasy-romance than dystopian adventure, November 30, 2014
Heather Choate's SWAB is being marketed as a "YA dystopian novel," which would suggest comparisons to such books as "Hunger Games," "Divergent," or the "Uglies" series. Dystopian novels are generally set in a future would run by a totalitarian dictator who subjugates the masses for the benefit of an elite few (think President Snow). Choate's world in SWAB actually reminds me more of the TV series "Falling Skies," in which a rag-tag group of determined humans fight an almost impossible resistance against invading alien creatures bent on both occupying earth and absorbing humanity.

In SWAB, seventeen-year-old Cat McCabe is one of a small group of humans living on island they call Rimerock, where they plot against an insect-like alien race called "scarb" that has over-run the planet. Colonies of scarb have sprung up all over the place, each led by a Queen (called a "swab"). To Cat's band of human survivors, the scarb seem determined to exterminate all humans. But when she and her BFF/true love Ray are out on a reconnaissance mission, Ray is kidnapped by a group of scarb. Cat and her band launch an attack on the scarb colony, hoping to destroy the scarb and rescue Ray. But what happens isn't what they expect - Cat and her friends find themselves under scarb control, undergoing a very frightening transformation. As they become more and more scarb (and less and less human), what does that mean for the future of the human race?

There is a dystopia here, at least peripherally - the scarb Queen rules her colony with an iron fist, and Cat finds herself in a position to change that (making her a potential heroine in a battle against tyranny). But the central conflict in the story isn't a political one. Cat has been transformed, but her biggest concern is that she still can't find Ray. Cat has become the enemy she always hated, but what if Ray is still human? Is there a future for them? Additionally, scarb-Cat finds herself inexplicably drawn to one of her friends, scarb-Derrick - there is a suggestion that they are "meant for each other," at least as the scarb see things (there's a "weird energy" about Derrick that she can't ignore). But this brings up tons of guilty feelings in Cat - how could she betray Ray, the boy she has sworn to love forever? So while the political turmoil in scarb-land is definitely present, it's the romantic triangle that most consumes Cat.

The biggest problem I had with SWAB was how thinly developed the fantasy aspects are. When Cat is transformed, she becomes super strong, super intuitive (scarb can read each other's minds), and super gorgeous - her bust increases by three cup sizes (!), and her brother Nathan says, "You look like a princess." But she's a bug! A bug with very big breasts and glowing skin, but a bug nonetheless. What exactly does scarb-Cat look like? Her eyes have two irises, she can read minds, some of her friends can fly, there's a mention of chiton-like plates - but she still seems very human, with long blond hair, two arms, two legs, and very human emotions (look at the picture on the cover of the book -- does she look much like a bug?). At one point, she says, "We don't belong with the bugs, because we're human. We don't belong with the humans, because we're bugs." How exactly is she a bug? It's never at all clear.

The structure and origin of the scarb is also sketchy. They are aliens, their goal is conquest, but they are (for the most part) very human in nature. The Queens are all very territorial, and none of them are happy to see a new contender among them - thus Cat has a lot of enemies. According to Choate, the overwhelming majority of scarb can't reproduce, which makes building their colonies more difficult - the only way to increase their numbers is to transform humans into scarb (as happened to Cat and her friends). This doesn't make a whole lot of sense, except as a plot device. There is also a tiny red beetle called the "Origin" which is instrumental in the human-to-scarb transformation process - but it's never at all clear what the relation is between the Origin and the scarb, or what the Origin's position is within the scarb colony.

As expected, SWAB is the first installment in a planned series. I would recommend it for fans of fantasy romance with a sci-fi spin. This isn't a dystopian novel in the traditional sense, and the fantasy elements definitely outweigh anything political. I had a hard time getting behind a big-boobed bug girl and her two potential lovers, but I'm admittedly decades older than Choate's target audience. If fantasy sci-fi is your thing, and you're not looking for a story that will make you think, SWAB might be worth a read. If you're hoping for a real dystopian adventure story, look elsewhere.

[Please note: I was provided a copy of this novel for review; the opinions expressed here are my own.]

Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
by Pierce Brown
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.75

19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Devilishly-plotted political thriller -- much better than RED RISING, November 27, 2014
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Pierce Brown's GOLDEN SON is the second installment in his "Red Rising Trilogy," a series of novels set in a dystopian future where a genetically-engineered elite is ruling the universe. Brown's premise is that future humanity has been divided into color-coded castes, with the super-strong, super-beautiful "Golds" at the top of the hierarchy. Beneath them, the other Colors fill a variety of pre-ordained roles (including police, doctors, entertainers, scholars, and laborers), all in the service of the all-powerful Golds. In the first installment of the series, RED RISING, 18-year-old Darrow, a common Red laborer from the mines of Mars, is recruited by a secret revolutionary group called the Sons of Ares to go undercover as a Gold in an attempt to destroy the Society from the inside. Darrow is physically and genetically altered by a "Carver" so that he can pass for a Gold, and he is accepted at one of their prestigious schools to begin training to become one of the elite Peerless Scared - the hope is that once he rises to the top of his class, he can be instrumental in tearing the system down. As GOLDEN SON begins, two years have passed since the events of RED RISING. Darrow, now 20, has been accepted by ArchGovernor Augustus and is set to begin further training in the art of War at the Academy. He has heard nothing from the Sons of Ares, and is unsure of his role in the revolution - and even if the revolution still exists. The first few chapters of GOLDEN SON are very much like the second half of RED RISING - lots of wargames as Darrow continues his "studies" and attempts to one-up his ruthless competition. But once the novel really gets going, it evolves into an intense, devilishly-plotted political thriller that sheds a harsh light on the nature of humanity.

I wasn't a big fan of RED RISING - too much senseless violence as Brown's group of killer teens battle each other for power and position. In a way, RED RISING is like one long Hunger Games, with kids backstabbing, plotting, and killing each other in a race to be the one who rises to victory. But GOLDEN SON delivers what RED RISING only promised. Once Darrow leaves the Academy to take his position in Augustus's house, the games become much more serious. Suddenly, he's very much in demand in a world of desperate factions, each trying to get the jump on the rest. Augustus wants to use him to further his own political ambitions, his son Adrius (or the "Jackal") wants to use him to establish his own ascendency, and the Sons of Ares resurface with deadly plans of their own. The Bellona family wants Darrow's head (as well as the Governorship), the Sovereign wants to manipulate him, and even his closest friends can't be trusted. And while all this is going on, Darrow's own family of lowly Reds is still slaving away in the tunnels beneath Mars, believing Darrow is dead. Where do his loyalties really lie? Is he still committed to the dream his lovely young wife died for, or have his eyes been opened to realities she never knew existed?

What works best in GOLDEN SON is Darrow himself, who must weigh all of the things he learns as an undercover Gold in an attempt to determine his own future, and that of his Society. And he learns a lot. The Jackal insists, "I'm going to help these ambitious lowColors move up, for a price." He says, "I need a warlord. I'll be Odysseus. You be Achilles." The Sons of Ares tell Darrow, "Good men die. To free them, to protect them, we must be savages." The corrupt and ruthless Sovereign tells him, "You cannot bend the worlds to fit your morals." But Darrow's own conscience tells him that victory is not worth the murder of millions. Augustus claims he would be a more benevolent leader, one who would work to unite the Colors rather than further divide them. But he, too, is hiding secret ambitions that have nothing to do with change and everything to do with maintaining a system that rewards the Golds at a cost of all those beneath them.

The central message of Brown's trilogy isn't hard to decipher. As Darrow puts it, "It's not about our Color; it's about our hearts." He accepted his role as a pawn of the Sons of Ares because of his love for Eo, his 16-year-old wife who martyred herself to inspire a revolution. And her sacrifice - and her dream of a better future for all of the so-called lowColors - is what keeps him focused through much of the book. But he also loves Mustang, the ArchGovernor's feisty, rebellious daughter, although he keeps her at arm's length. She's a Gold, and he's a Red. They are Romeo and Juliet, forbidden to love one another. Of course this Juliet doesn't know that the man she loves is actually a lowly Red, an unworthy slave so far beneath her in stature that they shouldn't even speak to one another much less love. This is the obstacle he fights in this novel, and it's a huge one.

I do recommend reading RED RISING before beginning GOLDEN SON. And be aware that this novel ends on a major cliff-hanger - there is no resolution, not even a temporary one. You will be desperate to read the third and final installment, and the wait may be long! Overall, this is a gripping, emotionally-charged story with grand themes and a protagonist who finds himself caught up in a political mess that may be impossible to unravel. Darrow says, early in the novel, "More and more do I believe the Sons of Ares chose the wrong man. I am not made for the cold war of politics." But it's this war - this insidious political maelstrom - that he must battle. He is a fighter, a killer even, but he's also a man with heart, a man with a vision of what the world could be if only the hierarchy were broken, if only people could be free. It's a great story. I highly recommend it.

Red Rising: Book I of the Red Rising Trilogy
Red Rising: Book I of the Red Rising Trilogy
by Pierce Brown
Edition: Paperback
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good start, but a tedious second half, November 24, 2014
The premise of Pierce Brown's RED RISING is definitely intriguing - hundreds of years in the future, humanity has evolved into a color-coded hierarchy ruled by the infamous "one-percent," a ruthless group of rich and powerful overlords called "Golds." Protagonist and narrator Darrow is a "Red," the lowest of the low, forced to spend his life (short as it may be) living and working in underground tunnels on Mars. Darrow and his fellow Reds have been told that their sacrifice (and the sacrifices of generations of Reds before them) will pave the way for an eventual colonization of Mars - their mining efforts will create a breathable atmosphere on the surface. Seventeen-year-old Darrow is a bit of a rebel (he doesn't always follow the rules), but it's his wife Eo who pushes him to rise against the Golds and take a stand for freedom. When she is hanged for her treasonous views, Darrow finds himself recruited by a group of freedom fighters - can he infiltrate the Golds, learn their secrets, and dismantle them from within? Maybe, but don't expect to find out in this book!

While the premise is solid, the novel falls apart in its second half. The first third of the novel is gripping, as Darrow struggles with conflicting loyalties and learns some hard truths about the life he and his people have been living for generations. And once he's recruited by the would-be revolutionaries, I had hope of a fast-paced adventure story, with Darrow fighting to maintain his cover while investigating the Golds' secrets. But what Brown gives us is hundreds of pages of Darrow's months in an elite Gold "Academy," a school for super-Gold teens designed to train future Gold leaders. It's pretty much like one very long Hunger Games sequence, with kids attacking each other, plotting against each other, and enslaving and killing each other, while they scavenge for food and jockey for political position. It's a long and repetitive slog that was neither interesting nor exciting.

The second installment in this series, GOLDEN SON, will be released in January, and RED RISING sets up what that book will be about. Once Darrow "graduates" from the Academy, he will be able to infiltrate the Golds as I expected him to do in this novel. One of the disadvantages of any planned book series (and almost everything being published these days is part of a series) is that the author needs to drag out his story to make it stretch over three or more installments. And that's exactly what RED RISING feels like - a story stretched to the breaking point in an effort to make it last for future books. GOLDEN SON may be a better novel than this one was, but I'm not particularly excited to find out what happens to Darrow next. I liked him best when he was with his family in the Martian tunnels.

If you like dystopian fiction, RED RISING has potential. Just be prepared for a story without resolution, and for a lot of repetitive violence as Darrow and his fellow Academy recruits jockey for position as super Golds. I found it more tedious than engaging, and that's not a great start for a book series.

Metrokane 9962 Rabbit Chilling Stones, Jumbo, Chrome, Set of 2
Metrokane 9962 Rabbit Chilling Stones, Jumbo, Chrome, Set of 2
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4.0 out of 5 stars Effective "chilling stones," but they're "clunky", November 18, 2014
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I have been using Rabbit bar products for years - their wine stoppers are superb. So I was excited to try these "Chilling Stones." The idea behind chilling stones is to keep your drinks cold without diluting them with melting ice. And these do a very nice job. But they are a bit large . . . and a bit noisy.

The "stones" are actually 1-inch cubes of polished stainless steel - the set includes two cubes, plus a plastic case to store them in. Just pop the cubes in the freezer for an hour and they're ready to go.

I tried one in a glass of room-temperature lemonade, and the other in a glass of Maker's Mark. It takes a few minutes for the cubes to chill the liquids, but chill the liquids they did. Very impressive! Both drinks were pleasantly cold, and they stayed cold for more than 30 minutes (longer than it will ever take you to finish your drink). They're also very easy to rinse off after use, and the little storage case protects them in the freezer.

That said, the cubes are a bit large and clunky. They look a little strange (they're larger than they really need to be), and they make a very loud sound as they bang around in the glass. The sound of ice "clinking" can seem musical, but the sound of these metal cubes "clunking" isn't.

Bottom line, these cubes really do chill liquids, so if you're looking for an alternative to ice that will keep your drinks cold, these will do the job. Just be prepared for the large size and the clunking. But I guess after a few shots of Maker's, it won't really matter.

by Jude Watson
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great caper story -- but is it suitable for younger kids?, November 16, 2014
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Jude Watson's LOOT is a killer caper story about four kids on a quest to acquire seven magic moonstones before a deadly prophecy comes true. What's not to like? Well, did I fail to mention that the kids are thieves, and that their quest involves a series of robberies, and that Watson manages to make being a super thief seem very exciting and a whole lot of fun? And since this book is being marketed to kids as young as 8, I have to admit to being just a little bit uncomfortable with the whole thing.

Don't get me wrong, I really loved this story. Twelve-year-old March McQuinn is the son of infamous master thief Alfie McQuinn, who once stole the sixty-carat Makepeace Diamond (along with a moonstone necklace) from super-rich Carlotta Grimstone (think Cruella De Vil without the Dalmatians). Alfie has been grooming March to follow in his footsteps, but an unfortunate fall from a high rise building in Amsterdam during one of his heists ends his life prematurely. With his father dead, March and his long-lost twin sister Jules are sent to a disreputable orphanage in New York, where they team up with two other wayward kids to complete Alfie's final seven heists and recover the magic moonstones.

The plot of LOOT revolves around the various heists March and his gang carry out, all of which involve stealing jewels from rich people in a variety of convoluted schemes. They're racing against the clock to get all seven moonstones before the "blue moon" (a rare occurrence of two full moons in the same calendar month). Creepy Carlotta Grimstone offers them big bucks to return the stones to her by the deadline, but other shady characters are after the stones for their own purposes. And when March and Jules realize that the moonstones may be able to reverse a curse they've been living under since their births, they have to weigh the relative value of cash and their very lives. But maybe they can find a way to have both!

While Jules does mention (once, at least) that stealing is wrong (sort of, anyway), she changes her mind pretty quickly once the capers get going. And there's no suggestion anywhere in this book that a life of crime is anything but a whole lot of fun (and very, very profitable). None of these kids go to school, all of them come from disreputable families, and none of them have any hope of a good life until they get together and start their heists. Watson quotes Balzac at the beginning of the novel: "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." That's interesting, but I'm not sure it's a sentiment I'd like my 8-year-old to embrace.

In a way, LOOT reminds me of Roald Dahl's stories, which are always darkly perverse and more than a little creepy. As an adult reader, I had a lot of fun with Watson's novel - it's a fast paced, cleverly constructed little adventure story about some really interesting kids who live a very unusual life. Just be prepared for the unconventional - and not-quite-ethical - storyline. LOOT is a good book; I'm just not sure it's a good book for younger kids.

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About ObamaCare
Top 10 Things You Need to Know About ObamaCare
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good information, but the book needs updating, November 14, 2014
Dr. Terrell Clements's "TOP TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OBAMACARE" does an effective job of clarifying the pros and cons of this massive health care overhaul. As a medical doctor, Clements has an inside perspective on how the law will effect both the medical industry and patient care. At the same time, I found the little book (it's only 58 pages long, including a number of large and unnecessary photos) to be rather general in scope, and lacking the kind of detail that would make it a valuable resource. It's also obvious that the book was written several years ago, before ObamaCare was fully implemented. Additionally, I was dismayed at the total lack of citations - there is no bibliography, and even quoted material is published without citations.

In general, Clements makes an effort to be objective. He presents the major benefits of ObamaCare (including free preventive care, which is something many people overlook) and the major cons (higher premiums, for example) without taking a side for or against the new law. But since the book was written before the law was fully implemented, there is little insight into how things have actually unfolded in 2014. For example, there is no mention at all of the ridiculously high deductibles charged for the lower-cost "Bronze" plans, deductibles as high as $6,000 annually (and $20,000 for families). With deductibles that high, people will still be discouraged from seeking medical care outside routine preventive physicals and screenings. In my area, for example, a large number of low-cost medical clinics have sprung up to help those with these high-deductible policies. This is something I have not heard discussed, but it needs to be.

Clements also makes a few incendiary statements that concern me, especially since he provides no citations as to where he got this information. For example, he claims that under ObamaCare the government "will be able to decide which treatments are considered effective for certain conditions." He also claims that the government will have access to all private information, including bank records, and that the government "can give this information to third parties." Really? Without citations to appropriate sources, this information is suspect. When Clements states, "The government will almost have total control of the healthcare of its citizens," he needs to make it clear where this information is coming from.

Ultimately, this little book does a good job of outlining the basic pros and cons of ObamaCare, but it provides no information that isn't readily available free of charge through any number of online resources. And since it has not been updated to reflect how this law has actually worked, it is less valuable than it would have been two years ago. For example, one of the best sections of the book deals with how the law will be implemented over the four-year period from 2010 to 2014. But since we are already at the end of 2014, that information isn't particularly timely. That said, the beauty of any electronic book is that the author is free to update it regularly - this is something I hope Clements will consider doing. We need a book that will effectively outline how the Affordable Care Act has worked in its first full year of implementation. Right now, this isn't that book. But it could be.

[Please note: I was provided a copy of this book for review; the opinions expressed here are my own.]

Dove Go Fresh Cool Moisture Body Wash with Nutrium-Moisture, 34 Fluid Ounce
Dove Go Fresh Cool Moisture Body Wash with Nutrium-Moisture, 34 Fluid Ounce
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent body wash!, November 11, 2014
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I love Dove soap products. I've been using Dove Beauty bars for decades -- in fact, I can't remember when I've last used a different soap. Dove does a great job leaving my skin feeling soft and smooth, without any itchy dryness.

The Dove "Go Fresh Cool Moisture Body Wash" is just as wonderful as my usual Dove soap -- and it smells fantastic! The label says it contains essence of cucumber and green tea; while I can't vouch for the tea, the cucumber definitely comes through. The scent is fresh and delightful -- just what I'm looking for when I shower.

The pump bottle is easy to use, and the large 34-ounce size means this will last a long time.

Overall, if you love Dove, you'll love this. And if you aren't yet a Dove believer, give this a try -- Dove will win you over!

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