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self-help

(sĕlf′hĕlp″)
Action taken by a person to improve his or her life educationally, emotionally, financially, interpersonally, or socially.
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While Self-Help recovered financially, it was later forced to close branches and lay off employees.
Self-Help FCU is part of a group of not-for-profit organizations that includes the $740 million Self-Help Credit Union also based in Durham, N.
Without either in place, Confessions of a Self-Help Writer likely wouldn't have seen the light of day.
Far fewer clinical trials have studied the efficacy of the guided self-help approach for the treatment of bulimia nervosa, and those that have been conducted have found mixed results.
Punshi Mangal self-help group started in 2006 and has women from Meitei, Tanghkul and Marring communities.
But despite what everyone thinks, self-help is nothing new.
In general, in such case the landlord is not committing culpable self-help, because the remedy it is utilizing is contemplated under the law without the necessary intervention of a court proceeding.
Studies have shown that the right self-help material practised at the right time can have the same effect on a problem user as professional help.
The scheme, launched by Sandwell public library service and the borough's Primary Care Trust, aims to improve people's well-being by enabling doctors and primary care professionals to prescribe selected self-help books.
A SELF-HELP manual called If You Want Closure In Your Relationship, StartWith Your Legs has scooped the Oddest Book Title of the Year award.
The $450,000 Worcester will receive from the Urban Self-Help Grant Program will help pay for the $650,000 renovation of Vernon Hill Park.
In his book, The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need: Repress Your Anger, Think Negatively, Be a Good Blamer, and Throttle Your Inner Child (Basic Books; $14.