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Afi Makalani Thoughts and Observations. Improving Our Lives through Elevated Awareness Afi Makalani Thoughts and Observations. Improving Our Lives through Elevated Awareness Новинка

Afi Makalani Thoughts and Observations. Improving Our Lives through Elevated Awareness

How do we go about improving the quality of our lives? How do we improve the conditions in our communities? These are questions that many of us have pondered previously at some point. Thoughts and Observations: Improving Our Lives Through Elevated Awareness provides some ideas on things that we can do to bring about an improvement in ourselves and our surroundings.You will learn: How to minimize the pain of the death of a loved one or someone that you admire What the four most important things in life are How we can respond to negative people in a more beneficial way Practical strategies to enhance our communities How to identify your purpose Why Prince Roger Nelson was/is so important
Mariano Sigman The Secret Life of the Mind: How Our Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides Mariano Sigman The Secret Life of the Mind: How Our Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides Новинка

Mariano Sigman The Secret Life of the Mind: How Our Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides

In this provocative, mind-bending international bestseller, prize-winning neuroscientist Mariano Sigman reveals his life’s work exploring the inner workings of the human brain.Sigman's ambition is to explain the mind so that we can understand ourselves and others more deeply. He shows how we form ideas during our first days of life, how we give shape to our fundamental decisions, how we dream and imagine, why we feel certain emotions, how the brain transforms and how who we are changes with it. Sigman looks at the development of language, how bilingualism helps us to think and our notions of what is good and fair develop far earlier than we think.Building on his awe-inspiring TED talk and spanning biology, physics, philosophy and medicine as well as gastronomy, magic, music, chess, literature and art, The Secret Life of the Mind revolutionizes how neuroscience serves us in our lives, revealing how the infinity of neurons inside our brains manufacture how we perceive, reason, feel, dream and communicate.
Mara Casey Tieken Why Rural Schools Matter Mara Casey Tieken Why Rural Schools Matter Новинка

Mara Casey Tieken Why Rural Schools Matter

From headlines to documentaries, urban schools are at the center of current debates about education. From these accounts, one would never know that 51 million Americans live in rural communities and depend on their public schools to meet not only educational but also social and economic needs. For many communities, these schools are the ties that bind. Why Rural Schools Matter shares the untold story of rural education. Drawing upon extensive research in two southern towns, Mara Tieken exposes the complicated ways in which schools shape the racial dynamics of their towns and sustain the communities that surround them. The growing power of the state, however, brings the threat of rural school closure, which jeopardizes the education of children and the future of communities. With a nuanced understanding of the complicated relationship between communities and schools, Tieken warns us that current education policies--which narrow schools' purpose to academic achievement alone--endanger rural America and undermine the potential of a school, whether rural or urban, to sustain a community. Vividly demonstrating the effects of constricted definitions of public education in an era of economic turmoil and widening inequality, Tieken calls for a more contextual approach to education policymaking, involving both state and community.
Tendai Sakupwanya Exercise Authoritative . Dominating Influence Over Your Life Tendai Sakupwanya Exercise Authoritative . Dominating Influence Over Your Life Новинка

Tendai Sakupwanya Exercise Authoritative . Dominating Influence Over Your Life

This book highlights how we easily concede control of our lives to other people, and in the process lose the ability to pursue and achieve our dreams and goals. The book looks at why we easily concede control, how it can be avoided. The book analyses the elements that seek to control our lives. Also included are real life examples of people who managed to exercise authoritative & dominating influence over their lives all the way to success. The main goal is to motivate the reader to take charge of their life and shape their own destiny according to their own desires, hopes and dreams. It is never too late to take charge of your life. The Road begins here !!!
Franzen Jonathan Freedom Franzen Jonathan Freedom Новинка

Franzen Jonathan Freedom

This is the story of the Berglunds, their son Joey, their daughter Jessica and their friend Richard Katz. It is about how we use and abuse our freedom; about the beginning and ending of love; teenage lust; the unexpectedness of adult life; why we compete with our friends; how we betray those closest to us; and why things almost never work out as they 'should'. It is a story about the human heart, and what it leads us to do to ourselves and each other.
Sugg Z. Girl Online Sugg Z. Girl Online Новинка

Sugg Z. Girl Online

This is the story of the Berglunds, their son Joey, their daughter Jessica and their friend Richard Katz. It is about how we use and abuse our freedom; about the beginning and ending of love; teenage lust; the unexpectedness of adult life; why we compete with our friends; how we betray those closest to us; and why things almost never work out as they "should". It is a story about man heart, and what it leads us to do ourselves and each other.
Steven P. Jones Blame Teachers. The Emotional Reasons for Educational Reform Steven P. Jones Blame Teachers. The Emotional Reasons for Educational Reform Новинка

Steven P. Jones Blame Teachers. The Emotional Reasons for Educational Reform

A volume in Studies in the Philosophy of EducationSeries Editor: John E. Petrovic, The University of AlabamaThere is a story going around about the public schools and the people who teach in them-a story about how awful our nation's teachers are and why we should blame teachers forthe poor state of our public schools. But is the story about teachers right or fair? Why do somany people point fingers at teachers and seem to resent them so much?Blame Teachers: The Emotional Reasons for Educational Reform examines why many people blame teachers forwhat they understand to be the poor state of our schools. Blame comes easily to many people when they read aboutpoor student performance and how "protected" teachers are by teachers' unions and tenure policies. And withblame comes resentment, and with resentment comes demands for all kinds of educational reform-calls for morestandardized testing, merit pay, charter schools, and all the rest. And we expect teachers to like and accept all thereforms being proposed.Conceiving educational reform out of blame and resentment aimed at teachers does no good for teachers, students, orschools. Blame Teachers outlines many of the strange and unacceptableassumptions about teaching and the purposes of education contained in theseeducational reforms. Intended for teachers, teacher education students, policymakersand the larger public, Blame Teachers suggests much better and moreproductive conversations we can have with teachers-conver...
Traumear Our Body and our Flesh Traumear Our Body and our Flesh Новинка

Traumear Our Body and our Flesh

This difficult but important contemporary didactic work replies to the following five questions:What is our body and how can we make use of it?Why and how are we tempted to make insufficient use of it? How does our body compare to our flesh?How do we use or abuse our body and can we own our flesh?How does carnal pain relate to our flesh?
Danny Ray Christian Stopping the Tragic Loss of Life Caused by Purposeless Living Danny Ray Christian Stopping the Tragic Loss of Life Caused by Purposeless Living Новинка

Danny Ray Christian Stopping the Tragic Loss of Life Caused by Purposeless Living

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”—Friedrich NietzscheA great tragedy of modern-day life is the fact that we seek a how to live before we have a why to live and we teach our children how to live without helping them first discover a why to live for, not knowing that when they and we have a why, the how will take care of itself. This book is my attempt to help people, especially the young, to discover the why of their existence. Arming people with the answer to this question is the most effective way I know to help stop the senseless violence that takes place in our society all too often. At the same time, I want to address the argument that life is so hard for our young black men that is why they sell drugs and commit other crimes as it is the only means they have to feed themselves and their families. As bad as things are for many of our inner-city youth, I don’t believe they need less challenges but more, for the simple reason that it is obvious that the ones they currently face are not succeeding in drawing the best and champions out of them. And this is ultimately what every challenge should do no matter how tough it is or poor you are. Kids are not selling drugs on the corner because life is hard for them; they are doing so because that is the easiest thing for them to do versus going out and working a steady job eight hours a day. So don’t tell me how unfortunate kids are today to have so many challenges. When I was growing up, I was told that “when...
Hamish McRae What Works: Success in Stressful Times Hamish McRae What Works: Success in Stressful Times Новинка

Hamish McRae What Works: Success in Stressful Times

A lively, engaging and counterintuitive exploration of success stories from across the globe, and what Michelle Obama referred to as ‘the flimsy difference between success and failure’.In this lively and counterintuitive exploration of success stories from across the globe, award-winning journalist Hamish McRae takes the reader on a fascinating journey in pursuit of the flimsy difference between triumph and failure. Why do some initiatives take off while others flounder? How have some communities managed to achieve so much while others struggle? What distinguishes the good companies from the bad?This thoughtful, engaging look at some of the world’s greatest success stories provides an optimistic and eminently practical guide to what works and why. What lessons can we learn from the surprisingly well-ordered Mumbai community made famous by ‘Slumdog Millionaire’? Why have Canadian manners helped Whistler become the most popular ski resort in North America? How has Zurich developed the world’s most admired anti-drug policies? And how has Hong Kong used gambling profits to help its residents enjoy the greatest level of economic freedom on the planet?Drawing life lessons from the great ideas put to work on every continent – from America to Europe, from Africa to Asia and Australasia – McRae’s stories are as surprising as they are inspiring. We are better placed now than we have ever been to make good choices about the future of our species and our planet. But if we are to face the many challenges ahead, we have to try to learn from each other. ‘What Works’ will leave you entertained, informed and, ultimately, enlightened as to what each of us can do to make successes of our businesses, our communities and our lives.
Jason Root The Left Handed Layup. Understanding the Purpose of Trials in Our Lives Jason Root The Left Handed Layup. Understanding the Purpose of Trials in Our Lives Новинка

Jason Root The Left Handed Layup. Understanding the Purpose of Trials in Our Lives

It is a question almost as old as time. Why do bad things happen to people who seem to be obedient to God? What are we, as followers of Christ with faith in His promises, to make of the trials we go through in life? Can we come to a better understanding of our personal and collective trials and the very things that God is trying to teach us when He allows us to experience them? This book looks at those questions. We will look at the life of David through the lens of the trials he went through and how they shaped his life. We will look at the lives of the disciples and examine how Christ led them through some of their most significant moments and consider how these might relate to our own. We will dive deeper into some of the pivotal experiences in Peter's life to learn more about our own relationship with Christ during trials, including what happens when our trials are caused by our failures rather than our faith. We will also consider a few critical reasons why some trials may not go away despite our prayers and the kind of attitude we need to maintain during those times. We will learn why fear is one of our greatest enemies and forgiveness is one of our greatest friends. The Left-Handed Layup is a journey through our trials and the faith that it helps to build and develop.
Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society Новинка

Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society

How can we bring people together? In Palaces for the People Professor Eric Klinenberg presents a simple but transformative idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society. Too often we take for granted and neglect our libraries, parks, markets, schools, playgrounds, gardens and communal spaces, but decades of research now shows that these places can have an extraordinary effect on our health and wellbeing and that of society as a whole. Why? Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge – and where communities are strong, people are safer and healthier, crime drops and commerce thrives, and peace, tolerance and stability take root. Through uplifting human stories, Palaces for the People shows that properly designing and maintaining this ‘social infrastructure’ is our single best strategy for a more equal and united society.
Andrei Besedin WHY YOUR BODY WATER BALANCE IS A KEY TO HEALTH AND GREAT SHAPE. Andrei Besedin WHY YOUR BODY WATER BALANCE IS A KEY TO HEALTH AND GREAT SHAPE. Новинка

Andrei Besedin WHY YOUR BODY WATER BALANCE IS A KEY TO HEALTH AND GREAT SHAPE.

Balance! It is the key when it comes to your body water and you. Of course, we all want to be in great shape, and good health and one of the very best ways to do that is to bring a balance between your body water and you. There are many reasons it is important to stay hydrated. You don’t need to spend days or weeks or years of your life chasing perfection; life is not about that. All you need is a balance. We are aware of this, and that is why we have decided to offer you our incredible book titled “why your body water balance is a key to health and great shape?” This amazing short book gives you answers to that your everyday question: “Should I drink water every day?” when you buy this book, there are lots of benefits you will derive from it. Some are:•You will know the reasons why it is Important to stay hydrated •It serves a perfect reference guide due to the great navigation index it offers•Every information given in our powerful book is precise and accurate, so you won’t waste time reading it•You will get to know the benefits of body water balance •Each sentence is easy to understand •You will also know how to determine the balance of water in your bodyThe above benefits are just a tip of an iceberg from what our top winning book will offer you if you make a purchase today.We cannot deny the fact that our product does not offer the best and ultimate information about body water balance. But our main aim is to safe life, ensure you have good health and maintain a great sh...
Kimberly A. Scott, Wanda J. Blanchett Research in Urban Educational Settings. Lessons Learned and Implications for Future Practice Kimberly A. Scott, Wanda J. Blanchett Research in Urban Educational Settings. Lessons Learned and Implications for Future Practice Новинка

Kimberly A. Scott, Wanda J. Blanchett Research in Urban Educational Settings. Lessons Learned and Implications for Future Practice

Results from quantitative and qualitative research studies have painted countless images of the unique featuresshaping urban schools including students' experiences and how the surrounding communities affectthe entire system. Race, ethnicity, social class, language, power, politics, and public image operate as intersectingelements shaping the contours of urban school life therefore its documentation. Little has been writtenabout how researchers of urban schools and their constituencies effectively navigate these complexelements, design a culturally sensitive and responsive project, and acquire meaningful data. What are someof the critically important issues a researcher should consider when working with urban schools? Whatshould be a researcher's commitment to the urban communities in which they conduct research? How can aresearcher develop a trusting relationship in an environment justifiably distrustful of outsiders? These andother inquiries shape the contours of this edited volume.As educators and policy makers take a closer examination at urban schools and their successes, research ofthese unique settings assumes a more prominent role. For academics, both novice and experienced, establishing and maintaining rapport within theseenvironments often require greater attention than qualitative or quantitative research books accord. Authors in this compilation share lessons learnedabout power, privilege, and their meanings as they pertain to conducting research in and wi...
Kerry L Purmensky Service-Learning for Diverse Communities. Critical Pedagogy and Mentoring English Language Learners (PB) Kerry L Purmensky Service-Learning for Diverse Communities. Critical Pedagogy and Mentoring English Language Learners (PB) Новинка

Kerry L Purmensky Service-Learning for Diverse Communities. Critical Pedagogy and Mentoring English Language Learners (PB)

This book on service-learning for pre-service teachers learning (TESOL) techniques addresses theneeds of the ELLs in the United States - the fastest growing segment of the United Statespopulation. Our schools and communities are greatly impacted by this changing population. Thisbook details a highly effective service-learning project which assists preservice teachers inlearning the value of critical pedagogy, and how mentoring ELLs can improve TESOLtechniques, impact schools, and empower ELLs, using the National ESOL Standards. It does it insuch a way that it could be replicated and implemented effortlessly in any educational facility thatis training teachers in TESOL or has ELLs, and wants to create partnerships in the community.The focus of this work, though, is not just to detail a project that addresses Federal and State Standards. Critical pedagogy is anapproach to the classroom which encourages students to question current practices and thinking in their world. This book is designed tohelp readers understand how students in Service-Learning projects can learn to think critically about issues related to our growingdiverse communities, to become strong advocates in empowering their ELLs to become contributing members of the community, andto alter their thinking about their role as a teacher in our society. It is essential that our higher education programs develop teachers whocan work successfully in these communities, think critically about how our culture responds to cu...
Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind Новинка

Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind

When and how did the brains of our hominin ancestors become human minds? When and why did our capacity for language, art, music and dance evolve? This pathbreaking book...
Judith Horstman The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain. The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love Judith Horstman The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain. The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love Новинка

Judith Horstman The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain. The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love

Who do we love? Who loves us? And why? Is love really a mystery, or can neuroscience offer some answers to these age-old questions? In her third enthralling book about the brain, Judith Horstman takes us on a lively tour of our most important sex and love organ and the whole smorgasbord of our many kinds of love-from the bonding of parent and child to the passion of erotic love, the affectionate love of companionship, the role of animals in our lives, and the love of God. Drawing on the latest neuroscience, she explores why and how we are born to love-how we're hardwired to crave the companionship of others, and how very badly things can go without love. Among the findings: parental love makes our brain bigger, sex and orgasm make it healthier, social isolation makes it miserable-and although the craving for romantic love can be described as an addiction, friendship may actually be the most important loving relationship of your life. Based on recent studies and articles culled from the prestigious Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines, The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, and the Brain offers a fascinating look at how the brain controls our loving relationships, most intimate moments, and our deep and basic need for connection.
Terry Stanley Mysteries of the Kingdom The Missing Essentials in Modern Christianity Terry Stanley Mysteries of the Kingdom The Missing Essentials in Modern Christianity Новинка

Terry Stanley Mysteries of the Kingdom The Missing Essentials in Modern Christianity

Why do so many Christians experience dryness, apathy, and a lack of passion in their life with God? How do we really connect with God? What does it really mean to believe and how do we do it? Can the presence of God be a part of our everyday life? What is actually happening in the heart when we trust? Explore the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, the lost spiritual disciplines, and discover what we all should have heard from the beginning.
Robert T. Gardner Jr. MSW Light Up Your Life. And Keep It Lit. Robert T. Gardner Jr. MSW Light Up Your Life. And Keep It Lit. Новинка

Robert T. Gardner Jr. MSW Light Up Your Life. And Keep It Lit.

This book is intended to clear the view of life for people, especially our youth, who sometimes allow themselves to be derailed from their chosen paths—usually, due to a wide assortment of experiences they endure related to family life. As human beings, the early part of our lives shape how we think, feel, and behave during the latter part of our lives. It is these experiences that determine if we possess the emotional intelligence to propel ourselves to live a fulfilled life and do what we were born to do. Each of us was born with a special talent. Yet most of us miss our true calling. In this book, you will find out how to turn on your light, become what you were born to be, and make the world a better place.
Jennifer Workman Simply Victorious for Life Jennifer Workman Simply Victorious for Life Новинка

Jennifer Workman Simply Victorious for Life

In our world filled with unending crime, death, relationship issues, and despair, Jennifer Workman incorporates a plethora of inspirational articles to inspire and spiritually empower every reader that no matter what, they are not alone in their struggles because God is open and receptive to their cries for help.In the book, Jennifer showcases concrete biblical citations to highlight to the readers the importance of understanding God's word and how to make it applicable to their daily life and struggles.This book compassionately addresses from a personal, practical, biblical, and theological standpoint the questions that we all as people need answers to as they relate to prayer, faith, spirituality, and relationship with God.- Why is prayer important and how do we effectively apply it to our daily lives?- Positive verses Negative Declarations and what long-term affects do they have on our lives?- How do we, from a biblical standpoint, fully submit ourselves to God's divine will and purpose for our lives?- What ways should we exemplify faith and trust in God?- How can we come alongside someone who is hurting or who is having a crisis of faith in difficult times?- How do we best prioritize our time wisely and utilize it for fulfilling God's plan for our lives?""Simply Victorious for Life paints a portrait of one called to serve. Undergirded by victory over the lowest point in her life, Jennifer Workman makes plain why trials are blessings in disguise--leadin...
CHt. Rosa Livingstone Self-Sabotage. The Art of Screwing Up: Understanding the How, Where, When, and WHY We All Do It. CHt. Rosa Livingstone Self-Sabotage. The Art of Screwing Up: Understanding the How, Where, When, and WHY We All Do It. Новинка

CHt. Rosa Livingstone Self-Sabotage. The Art of Screwing Up: Understanding the How, Where, When, and WHY We All Do It.

Each of us has an inner critic judging our every action and instructing us on how to live our lives. It’s in the shadows, below the level of our conscious awareness. Self-sabotage is something everyone does. And many blindly wonder why they are stuck, feeling alone, defeated, frustrated, and angry. In Self-Sabotage: The Art of Screwing Up, author Rosa Livingstone enlightens you about what self-sabotage is, how we do it to ourselves, where it appears in our lives, when we do it, and most importantly, why we do it in the first place. Using examples from her personal journey and from stories of her hypnotherapy clients, she offers simple tools and ideas on how to shift from being self-critical to self-accepting. Livingstone shows you how to face your self-defeating thoughts and habits, take responsibility for them, and stop the cycle of self-abuse and sabotage.Self-Sabotage: The Art of Screwing Up offers the resources for overcoming fear and gaining the courage to move toward living the life you want, using all that is inherently amazing within you.
Graham Tattersall Geekspeak: Why Life + Mathematics = Happiness Graham Tattersall Geekspeak: Why Life + Mathematics = Happiness Новинка

Graham Tattersall Geekspeak: Why Life + Mathematics = Happiness

The quirky offspring of ‘QI’ and ‘Freakonomics’, ‘Geekspeak’ melds ingenious statistical analysis with edifying trivia to explain away some curious facts of life.Curiosity is our human birthright, and destiny. As a species we are to prone to think, ruminate, reflect, cogitate, deliberate and philosophise. We do all these things, and why? To explain away the world around us, to find solace in knowledge, to answer all those seeming unanswerables: why are we here? Is there a God? Is there life after death? How many slaves on treadmills does it take to power my kettle?Yes, forget the Bible, ‘Geekspeak’ is the new oracle for 21st century living. Graham Tattersall, a confirmed and superior geek, has rescued maths from the prison of the classroom, imbued it with fresh new life, and put it to use in novel and unexpected ways. His ingenious, deceptively simple formula melds statistical analysis with personal experience and enlightening trivia to explain away some curious and oft-pondered mysteries of the world: how big is your vocabulary, how heavy is your house, do the dead outnumber the living, how powerful is a fly, how fast is a fart.With its recipe of sophisticated mathematical techniques, witty anecdotes and startling amount of learning, ‘Geekspeak’ is an essential tool for impressing friends, sounding intelligent and better understanding the fascinating world in which we live. Maths has a new champion, and the Geeks a new King.
Tara Lalonde An Unexpected Freedom. Discover Peace and Joy in the Reality of Life Tara Lalonde An Unexpected Freedom. Discover Peace and Joy in the Reality of Life Новинка

Tara Lalonde An Unexpected Freedom. Discover Peace and Joy in the Reality of Life

In An Unexpected Freedom Tara guides her readers on a perceptual journey into the valley of death to self and up the other side to find freedom that is not dependent upon changing life circumstances. She begins with exposing mistaken beliefs about how life in our culture works and who we perceive God to be. Then she helps readers to understand the real hope we have in God and applies that hope to how we see ourselves and our life circumstances. Through letting go of our preconceived ideas and ideals of how we think life should go, we are freed to see life through God’s perspective and are more able to experience the peace that surpasses understanding that Scripture talks about.
Dorothy Rowe Why We Lie: The Source of our Disasters Dorothy Rowe Why We Lie: The Source of our Disasters Новинка

Dorothy Rowe Why We Lie: The Source of our Disasters

Why do we lie?Because we are frightened of being humiliated, being treated like an object, being rejected, losing control of things, and, most of all, we are frightened of uncertainty. Often we get our lies in before any of these things can happen. We lie to maintain our vanity. We lie when we call our fantasies the truth. Lying is much easier than searching for the truth and accepting it, no matter how inconvenient it is. We lie to others, and, even worse, we lie to ourselves.In both private and public life, we damage ourselves with our lies, and we damage other people. Lies destroy mutual trust, and fragment our sense of who we are.Lies have played a major part in climate change and the global economic crisis. Fearing to change how they live, many people prefer to continue lying rather than acknowledge that we are facing a very uncertain but undoubtedly unpleasant future unless we learn how to prefer the truths of the real world in which we live rather than the comforting lies that ultimately betray us. We are capable of changing, but will we choose to do this?
Julia Neuberger Not Dead Yet: A Manifesto for Old Age Julia Neuberger Not Dead Yet: A Manifesto for Old Age Новинка

Julia Neuberger Not Dead Yet: A Manifesto for Old Age

Why we need to be better at ageing…Julia Neuberger addresses the question of what life will actually be like for us as we get old, and suggests answers for making our later years as good as when we were young.Britain is getting old – and fast. Due to the combination of a decline in birth rates and an increase in life expectancy we are rapidly heading towards a crisis – in health, housing, finance and long-term care.Despite this seismic shift in our demographic makeup, the way we view and treat the old has barely adjusted. It is shocking, for example, that despite less than 1 in 20 British people wanting to reside in a care home in their old age, 1 in 5 die in one.It is time that we examined how we look after ourselves as we age – and address the issues that when young we take for granted as a right, not a privilege.• Why is housing not being built so that the less mobile amongst us can continue to look after ourselves for longer?• Why when we have so much experience and no less intelligence are we not able to find work which benefits everyone?• What are we supposed to do for fun? There must be more to life than bingo and bowls!• Why is our approach to care so poor? If we neglect carers, will they not neglect us?The opportunity to make life better as we age is being missed, but not necessarily because the solutions are so difficult… Are we even asking ourselves the obvious questions?How I want to grow old is a call to arms – a manifesto on age that aims to change the way we think and to galvanise ourselves into action.
Robert T. De Filippis On Coaching with The Birkman Method Robert T. De Filippis On Coaching with The Birkman Method Новинка

Robert T. De Filippis On Coaching with The Birkman Method

In this book we explore how the private, or authentic self, is shaped by our needs and how our temperament, influenced by our genetics, is structured into our biology. We’ll see how needs are shaped by our expectations from early childhood interpretations of our experiences. We’ll explore how our public self is shaped by our linguistic interpretations we learn from our native cultures, and how our perceptions are limited by our sensory systems. We’ll see how our languaging is molded and shaped by our past experiences to become the cognitive maps we use to create and navigate our external worlds. We will study how our cognitive maps contain the scripts and rules of engagement we use to travel our lives’ journeys. We will see how the history of our cultural, familial, and personal experiences shape our behavioral patterns as we keep re-applying what worked for the same or similar circumstances in the past.Finally, we will see that behavioral patterns are formed by personality traits and how those traits are made up of many characteristics defined and explained by the Birkman components.
Bernard Rourke Know Your Mind, Live Longer Bernard Rourke Know Your Mind, Live Longer Новинка

Bernard Rourke Know Your Mind, Live Longer

Newspapers and television stations constantly inform us of the benefits of looking after our body, but no one is teaching us about our mind and the benefits of knowing how it works. This book takes you on a journey to discover what the mind is and how it works. You will come to appreciate why it is no longer a mystery but a wonderful instrument which evolution has produced to enable you to become the person you are. Our minds are delicate, complicated and, at times, more troublesome than we would like, so we need all the help we can get if we are to learn how to live with it. Knowing how to look after it could lead to a more enjoyable and longer life. What more could one ask for!
Wilson Live in Contemporary China Wilson Live in Contemporary China Новинка

Wilson Live in Contemporary China

This book explores what it’s like living in contemporary China with extended essays on how the country has changed over the years. The author Wilson, a successful businessman in China, starts off by exploring the country’s technological shifts.It focuses on how to succeed in China, sharing why we must pay attention to the right information from reputable sources, why we must take a relative balance between demands and supply during economic development through supply-side structural reform, why we should review our personal situation to achieve a better life, and why investing time and effort on developing deep friendship is so worthwhile.Move beyond the superficial by focusing on self-cultivation, family governance, entrepreneurship, and national development. It starts with the lessons in Live in Contemporary China.
Daynes Katie Questions & Answers. Why Do We Need Bees? Daynes Katie Questions & Answers. Why Do We Need Bees? Новинка

Daynes Katie Questions & Answers. Why Do We Need Bees?

Why do we need bees? How do they make honey? And who's who in a beehive? Children can find the answers to these questions and many more in this informative lift-the-flap book. With colourful illustrations, simple text and chunky flaps to lift, young children can discover lots of amazing facts about bees and why they need our help.
Richard Jackson J. Designing Healthy Communities Richard Jackson J. Designing Healthy Communities Новинка

Richard Jackson J. Designing Healthy Communities

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Designing Healthy Communities, the companion book to the acclaimed public television documentary, highlights how we design the built environment and its potential for addressing and preventing many of the nation's devastating childhood and adult health concerns. Dr. Richard Jackson looks at the root causes of our malaise and highlights healthy community designs achieved by planners, designers, and community leaders working together. Ultimately, Dr. Jackson encourages all of us to make the kinds of positive changes highlighted in this book. 2012 Nautilus Silver Award Winning Title in category of “Social Change” «In this book Dr. Jackson inhabits the frontier between public health and urban planning, offering us hopeful examples of innovative transformation, and ends with a prescription for individual action. This book is a must read for anyone who cares about how we shape the communities and the world that shapes us.» —Will Rogers, president and CEO, The Trust for Public Land «While debates continue over how to design cities to promote public health, this book highlights the profound health challenges that face urban residents and the ways in which certain aspects of the built environment are implicated in their etiology. Jackson then offers up a set of compelling cases showing how local activists are working to fight obesity, limit pollution exposure, reduce auto-dependence, rebuild economies, and promote community and sustainability. Every city planner and urban designer should read these cases and use them to inform their everyday practice.» —Jennifer Wolch, dean, College of Environmental Design, William W. Wurster Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley «Dr. Jackson has written a thoughtful text that illustrates how and why building healthy communities is the right prescription for America.» —Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director, American Public Health Association Publisher Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/jackson Additional media and content: http://dhc.mediapolicycenter.org/
Jaroslaw Jankowski Why Are We So Different. Your Guide to the 16 Personality Types Jaroslaw Jankowski Why Are We So Different. Your Guide to the 16 Personality Types Новинка

Jaroslaw Jankowski Why Are We So Different. Your Guide to the 16 Personality Types

Why are we so very different from one another? Why do we organise our lives in such disparate ways? Why are our modes of assimilating information so varied? Why are our approaches to decision-making so diverse? Why are our forms of relaxing and ‘recharging our batteries’ so dissimilar? 'Your Guide to the ID16 Personality Types' will help you to understand both yourselves and other people better. It will aid you not only in avoiding any number of traps, but also in making the most of your personal potential, as well as in taking the right decisions about your education and career and in building healthy relationships with others.The book contains the ID16 Personality Test, which will enable you to determine your own personality type. It also offers a comprehensive description of each of the sixteen types. As you explore it, you will find the answer to a number of crucial questions: How do the people who fall within a particular personality type think and what do they feel? How do they make decisions? How do they solve problems? What makes them anxious? What do they fear? What irritates them? Which personality types are they happy to encounter on their road through life and which ones do they avoid? What kind of friends, life partners and parents do they make? How are they perceived by others? What are their vocational predispositions? What sort of work environments allow them to function most effectively? Which careers best suit their personality type? What are their s...
André Van Eymeren Building Communities of the Kingdom. How to work with others to build great spaces and places André Van Eymeren Building Communities of the Kingdom. How to work with others to build great spaces and places Новинка

André Van Eymeren Building Communities of the Kingdom. How to work with others to build great spaces and places

Cities and communities full of celebration; basic food, housing and belonging needs met; young and old contributing meaningfully to society; people living lives that contribute to the common good; all in a reconciled relationship with God? The prophet Isaiah believes this is not only possible, but that in fact it is God’s design for our communities.For our world to reflect this image, it needs to be transformed. To effectively engage in the work of transformation, we need to answer some fundamental questions: How can God’s Kingdom be expressed in such a way that encourages the Church to actively engage in the community? What is the internal shape of the Church necessary for effective engagement? What’s the cultural context of our communities and cities? And what are some concrete methods and connecting points we can use to engage?Starting with a snapshot of Australian society Building Communities of the Kingdom goes onto build a contextualized theology around the important task of community development. A selection of stories from the field and personal reflections set a lively tone and help to ground the theories and concepts.
Matt McChlery All Things New. Stories of Transformed Lives Matt McChlery All Things New. Stories of Transformed Lives Новинка

Matt McChlery All Things New. Stories of Transformed Lives

All lives are unique. So varied and so diverse, there is not one life the same as another. Jesus knows this - that is why He meets us in different ways. 'All Things New: Stories of Transformed Lives' is packed full of stories featuring the real life experiences of several people. This book invites you to discover how they came to meet Jesus for themselves in a variety of ways. It explores why we all need Jesus in our lives as well as how you can find Him for yourself.
Robin R. Hayes My Cells Made Me Do it. The Case for Cellular Determinism Robin R. Hayes My Cells Made Me Do it. The Case for Cellular Determinism Новинка

Robin R. Hayes My Cells Made Me Do it. The Case for Cellular Determinism

Why did I do that!? What was I thinking? Behavior is a curious phenomenon and we may often wonder why we do the things we do. In short, it’s because of our cells.Our behavior, the decisions we make and the actions we take, are nothing more than cellular responses. How our cells are interpreting their immediate environment dictates how we respond to our environment. Studies of behavior show that often we are unaware of why we make the decisions we do, and that these decisions can be easily manipulated and influenced by subtle environmental cues. What may seem like a decision made freely may indeed not be so. My Cells Made Me Do It, explains the phenomenon of behavior as a matter of cellular determinism.“Why do people do what they do? This wonderful book explains the science and shows why it matters. We are our cells and this book helps explain the diversity of the human experience by starting with the cell.”—Paul J. Zak, author, The Moral Molecule."In the age-old debate over human free will, Robin Hayes presents an empirically based argument for deterministically fated behaviors. Insightfully drawing upon discoveries in molecular biology, his compelling case merges biology and philosophy to a new level in our pursuit to understand the human condition."—Erik Gergus, Ph.D. Biology, Glendale Community College."An answer to the age-old Problem of Freewill that demonstrates how and why our behaviors are inextricably determined by their biology and why freewill—or at lea...
Scott Bartkus Decide. Believe. Change. Scott Bartkus Decide. Believe. Change. Новинка

Scott Bartkus Decide. Believe. Change.

Have you found yourself desiring change in your life, but often regress back to your old ways? Did you ever ask where these old ways of your mannerisms, habits, personalities, and reactions to certain circumstances come from? Can they be changed? Have you ever wondered why some days you are full of life and energy, yet other days you can barely get out of bed? Do you often tell yourself you want to start pursuing goals and changes in your life but don’t know where to begin? Even if you take that first step to begin, how do you stay motivated to keep on the path of a better change? In Decide Believe Change, Scott V. Bartkus takes you through a step-by-step process of what makes us who we are today, and how we can look at the goals we want to achieve and make changes in our lives. He gives an understanding of how our thinking came to be that leads us to our current personalities and traits, and in turn, guides us to our actions of whether or not we pursue and achieve the changes we want in our lives. Most importantly, you will find within this book each chapter presenting steps of which you can take to resolve any negative patterns within your life and start changing today!
John Turner The Human Performer John Turner The Human Performer Новинка

John Turner The Human Performer

This book is about how and why we express ourselves the way we do. It offers new ways of understanding areas relating to what makes us perform the way we do - the theatre of our face, non-verbal communication, posture and movement - and it gives signposts as to how we can become more effective in how we communicate and express ourselves. This book encourages us to wonder about how and why we are made the way we are, and the potential we have as performers. It prompts us to search amongst the familiar in and around us and to hopefully come to new and more insightful eyes.
Mark A. Murray A Reason Why to Ask Why Mark A. Murray A Reason Why to Ask Why Новинка

Mark A. Murray A Reason Why to Ask Why

“A Reason Why to Ask Why” basically derives from my life experiences where I have struggled. Things like the God-concept, relationships, addiction, and things that caused me to suffer in life, always had me asking the question of why do I do these things that caused me to suffer? After many years of, counseling, group therapy, bible studies, and a whole lot of reading, I have finally come up with some answers. Since I know that a lot of people struggle with the same things, I figured that maybe I could help others to realize that life can be a wonderful journey when one understands why many of us suffer for no good reason. Most of it comes from the way we fall victim to our own thought patterns and the way we think about things. So, this is the first book in the series to help you begin to open your mind and become self-aware of your own beliefs. I urge you to ask yourself, “Why do you think like you do?” and “Is your own thinking stopping you from a life of satisfaction?” No matter how bad you think your life may be, there is a brighter future in store for anyone who learns the reason for why to ask why.
Ariely Dan Predictably Irrational. The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions Ariely Dan Predictably Irrational. The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions Новинка

Ariely Dan Predictably Irrational. The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Predictably Irrational demonstrates how irrationality manifests itself in situations (often very peculiar and hilarious) where rational thought is expected. In this astounding book, groundbreaking in scope and totally original, Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behaviors and presents outstanding material that will keep every reader transfixed. He explains why honor codes are actually effective in reducting dishonesty in the workplace, why a 50-cent aspirin can cure a headache that a one-cent aspirin cannot, and, ultimately, why we make decisions contrary to our better judgement. Predictably Irrational will help readers make better choicesin their personal lives, their business lives, and about our collective welfare.
Ira Socol Timeless Learning. How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools Ira Socol Timeless Learning. How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools Новинка

Ira Socol Timeless Learning. How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools

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Reinvent public schools with proven, innovative practices Our homes, communities, and the world itself need the natural assets our children bring with them as learners, and which they often lose over time on the assembly line that pervades most of the public education system today. We see no actions as more important in school than developing, supporting, and reinforcing children's sense of agency, the value of their voices, and their potential to influence their own communities. In Timeless Learning, an award-winning team of leaders, Chief Technology Officer Ira Socol, Superintendent Pam Moran, and Lab Schools Principal Chad Ratliff demonstrate how you can implement innovative practices that have shown remarkable success. The authors use progressive design principles to inform pathways to disrupt traditions of education today and show you how to make innovations real that will have a timeless and meaningful impact on students, keeping alive the natural curiosity and passion for learning with which children enter school. Discover the power of project-based and student-designed learning Find out what “maker learning” entails Launch connected and interactive digital learning Benefit from the authors’ “opening up learning” space and time Using examples from their own successful district as well as others around the country, the authors create a deep map of the processes necessary to move from schools in which content-driven, adult-determined teaching has been the traditional norm to new learning spaces and communities in which context-driven, child-determined learning is the progressive norm.
Pino Deufemia The Wise Listen Pino Deufemia The Wise Listen Новинка

Pino Deufemia The Wise Listen

All of life's unanswered questions on who we are, what is our purpose, why do we exist and how to take control of your destiny are answered in this book. I believe this book will be recognised as the Darwinian equivalent to theology, and its greatest awakening the world ignored.
Paulette C. Jackson The Music Through the Storm Paulette C. Jackson The Music Through the Storm Новинка

Paulette C. Jackson The Music Through the Storm

Through our many lives, we experience many things – some good and some bad. At the end of the day we must find what brings us joy and focus on the positive that life has to offer. Part of that is accepting each other’s differences and learning to embrace those differences.Find out what our individual “song” in life is and know that, even with our differences, be it color, creed or religion, we all have to live in this world together, so why not come together as human beings through our “songs” of life?
Sherry Winter, Nancy McCreight Celebration Circles Sherry Winter, Nancy McCreight Celebration Circles Новинка

Sherry Winter, Nancy McCreight Celebration Circles

"Celebration Circles" is about sharing our stories, deepening relationships, and celebrating life. It is based on how some indigenous cultures gathered in a circle to share their stories and build community. Today we draw on the wisdom and familiarity of gathering in circle and adapt it to present day needs and settings. Collectively we recognize our need to deepen connections and create community in our lives. Nancy McCreight and Sherry Winter have taken this long-honored way of coming together and created a guide for creating circle gatherings to celebrate and affirm life. They developed 50 different circles, ranging from traditional celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries to honoring a milestone in life and celebrating the solstices. Circle gatherings can be held in the home, community, retreat settings, schools, churches, and organizations.
Gary Gabelhouse OLD STEEL. FINDING OUR PATH AS AGING MARTIAL ARTISTS Gary Gabelhouse OLD STEEL. FINDING OUR PATH AS AGING MARTIAL ARTISTS Новинка

Gary Gabelhouse OLD STEEL. FINDING OUR PATH AS AGING MARTIAL ARTISTS

Old Steel is a personal chronicle about how we must evolve and rethink our martial training and teaching, as we age. Old Steel challenges us, as aging martial artists, to change even how we think about the very nature of our martial arts. Gabelhouse offers a narrative of how we can positively evolve our martial training and teaching through the changes and challenges of old age. Old Steel will benefit not only senior martial artists, but also those who can see old age from where they’re standing in life.
Zizi Papacharissi A. A Private Sphere. Democracy in a Digital Age Zizi Papacharissi A. A Private Sphere. Democracy in a Digital Age Новинка

Zizi Papacharissi A. A Private Sphere. Democracy in a Digital Age

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Online technologies excite the public imagination with narratives of democratization. The Internet is a political medium, borne of democracy, but is it democratizing? Late modern democracies are characterized by civic apathy, public skepticism, disillusionment with politics, and general disinterest in conventional political process. And yet, public interest in blogging, online news, net-based activism, collaborative news filtering, and online networking reveal an electorate that is not disinterested, but rather, fatigued with political conventions of the mainstream. This book examines how online digital media shape and are shaped by contemporary democracies, by addressing the following issues: How do online technologies remake how we function as citizens in contemporary democracies? What happens to our understanding of public and private as digitalized democracies converge technologies, spaces and practices? How do citizens of today understand and practice their civic responsibilities, and how do they compare to citizens of the past? How do discourses of globalization, commercialization and convergence inform audience/producer, citizen/consumer, personal/political, public/private roles individuals must take on? Are resulting political behaviors atomized or collective? Is there a public sphere anymore, and if not, what model of civic engagement expresses current tendencies and tensions best? Students and scholars of media studies, political science, and critical theory will find this to be a fresh engagement with some of the most important questions facing democracies today.
Robert Kelsey Get Things Done. What Stops Smart People Achieving More and How You Can Change Robert Kelsey Get Things Done. What Stops Smart People Achieving More and How You Can Change Новинка

Robert Kelsey Get Things Done. What Stops Smart People Achieving More and How You Can Change

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Robert Kelsey’s What’s Stopping You? has become a self-help classic. His What’s Stopping You? books have helped thousands of people worldwide overcome their limiting beliefs and bash through their barriers to success. Now Robert is back to help us defeat the obstacles that stop us achieving more in our everyday lives. Many of us have the greatest of intentions but find ourselves procrastinating, which results in low attainment and frustrated ambitions. Grounded in solid psychological research Robert helps us examine why we might have these tendencies and how to overcome them in order to feel more together, in control and on-top of everything. Looks at the psychology behind why we procrastinate, in order to understand and change our behaviour, forming new, effective habits Provides practical solutions to help us ‘get things done’ in real life situations including meetings, on the phone, with e-mail, looking for a job and starting a business Includes techniques to improve focus and aid concentration Examines how disorganisation is not innate and how we can learn processes that will allow us to be more effective How to bring control to certain areas of your life and reduce stress and uncertainty Get Things Done is emotional ergonomics for the organisationally-challenged individual – at home, at work, with themselves, and with others.
Adam Michael Krause Art as Politics. The Future of Art and Community Adam Michael Krause Art as Politics. The Future of Art and Community Новинка

Adam Michael Krause Art as Politics. The Future of Art and Community

The arts originated in the day-to-day activities of human communities. But through the confluence of the culture industry and status-driven high art, the products of artistic activities have become mere commodities and specimens of culture rather than integral elements in the fabric of our everyday life. Art has become disconnected from life. What are the ways in which we can reverse this process? How can we make the arts a powerful force in healthy and vibrant communities? Taking his cues from artists, thinkers, and movements as disparate as John Cage, Joseph Beuys, John Dewey, Social Ecology, and DIY punk rock, Adam Michael Krause offers a bold prescription for the future of art and community.
Thinker Enokela So Late a Letter Thinker Enokela So Late a Letter Новинка

Thinker Enokela So Late a Letter

In our quest to explore the mysteries inherent in love, based on the manner of understanding we have, our hearts are subjected willingly and willfully to the control of our emotions, and we often expect the same reaction from the other party. Love, though sweet, can be sour. People love for various reasons, and these reasons are the centre of conflict. We grow up, learning how to love differently. And because we love in different ways based on how we came up, then reason is a handy asset to assist our love life. In this book, we see young fellows in higher institutions coming up and trying to figure out the mysteries of love, armed with reasons of course, nurtured from different schools of life and still getting refined. Love comes abreast these youths, emotions flare up out of naivety, and reasons spark conflict as usual in the days leading to the Val Jaz. The stage is intriguingly set here to boldly portray the innocence of love in schools, the type of perception and intuition that often leads to conflict of reasons. This comes in form of an epistle to encapsulate the myriad of ways love is expressed in colleges, hence this title, So Late a Letter.
M.L. lauri What The Hell Is Going On. The Question, Our Secrets, Some Answers M.L. lauri What The Hell Is Going On. The Question, Our Secrets, Some Answers Новинка

M.L. lauri What The Hell Is Going On. The Question, Our Secrets, Some Answers

THE QUESTION: “WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?” (WHIGO?)How do we deal with the confusion that arises in life, especially with other people? Is it possible to decrease the confusion that causes the question to arise? How do we get the lasting, stable happiness we all seek?OUR SECRETS: What are the experiences we all share as humans? Why is it that we keep our own experiences secret? The idea is to make these secrets, our shared human experiences, known so that they are secrets no more. By doing this any feelings of being alone and isolated can be decreased.SOME ANSWERS: Can we find the lasting, stable happiness we all seek? How can this be attained? What are the obstacles that get in the way of attaining a lasting, stable happiness, and how can we overcome them?This book seeks to help us understand what causes our confusion and suffering, what we all share as human beings, and how to attain the lasting, stable happiness we all seek through understanding the obstacles to happiness and the path and methods to overcome these obstacles.
Bruce Deitrick Price SAVING K-12. What Happened to Our Public Schools. How Do We Fix Them. Bruce Deitrick Price SAVING K-12. What Happened to Our Public Schools. How Do We Fix Them. Новинка

Bruce Deitrick Price SAVING K-12. What Happened to Our Public Schools. How Do We Fix Them.

Public schools are a vast money pit. Education officials seem to prefer inefficiency and mediocrity. We could have better schools at less cost. This book explains how.Bruce Deitrick Price is the country’s most prolific and aggressive writer on education. He is good at explaining the root causes, the problems that typically occur, and the ideological obsessions that lead our Education Establishment astray.This book presents 65 articles divided into 10 themes: Reading; Math; Weird Theories and Methods; Common Core; Historical Background; Guilty as Charged; Where Are Our Leaders; and What to Do Now. You can read the articles in any order and dip in wherever you want. This is pleasant reading about grim topics. If we don’t save the public schools, we’re not going to save very much else.
Ron Ritchhart Creating Cultures of Thinking. The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools Ron Ritchhart Creating Cultures of Thinking. The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools Новинка

Ron Ritchhart Creating Cultures of Thinking. The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools

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Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted As educators, parents, and citizens, we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people, take learning to the next level, allow for great discoveries, and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning. This is something all teachers want and all students deserve. In Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, Ron Ritchhart, author of Making Thinking Visible, explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging 8 cultural forces: expectations, language, time, modeling, opportunities, routines, interactions, and environment. With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this book, Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking. A culture of thinking produces the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.
Social Mobility: And Its Enemies Social Mobility: And Its Enemies Новинка

Social Mobility: And Its Enemies

What are the effects of decreasing social mobility? How does education help - and hinder - us in improving our life chances? Why are so many of us stuck on the same social rung as our parents? Apart from the USA, Britain has the lowest social mobility in the Western world. The lack of movement in who gets where in society - particularly when people are stuck at the bottom and the top - costs the nation dear, both in terms of the unfulfilled talents of those left behind and an increasingly detached elite, disinterested in improvements that benefit the rest of society. This book analyses cutting-edge research into how social mobility has changed in Britain over the years, the shifting role of schools and universities in creating a fairer future, and the key to what makes some countries and regions so much richer in opportunities, bringing a clearer understanding of what works and how we can better shape our future.
Irene Noor Yet, Home Irene Noor Yet, Home Новинка

Irene Noor Yet, Home

It is 2008, and Tayib, recently retired, is looking back at the lives he has lived and the choices that he, his wife, and his daughter have made. His daughter too is questioning, though in a different time and place. This is a story about how the small turns we take in our lives shape our families and determine what sacrifices we are willing to make and to what end. It is about what it means to be a stranger in a place, and, consequently, how we each make our homes.
Silva Jean Reprogram Your Mind. The Power of Belief Systems Silva Jean Reprogram Your Mind. The Power of Belief Systems Новинка

Silva Jean Reprogram Your Mind. The Power of Belief Systems

This is a book about how a person can successfully change beliefs. In our world, in order to know where we belong, we must know what our beliefs are. Some of the beliefs came from the environment while others are created by people. A child's beliefs came from its surrounding such as parents, school and Medias. People who change beliefs are people who want to expand their horizon. But most of us are afraid to go beyond what we are capable of. How can we go out in our own comfort zone? Why we need to change our beliefs? Why a person failed to change his believe? How can we successfully change our beliefs? All the questions are answered here in this guide.
Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples Новинка

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions - a faith, an ideology, a religion - that goes far beyond the life of the individual. These beliefs are an essential part of a shared identity. They have a unique power to define - and to divide - us, and are a driving force in the politics of much of the world today. Throughout history they have most often been, in the widest sense, religious. Yet this book is not a history of religion, nor an argument in favour of faith. It is about the stories which give shape to our lives, and the different ways in which societies imagine their place in the world. Looking across history and around the globe, it interrogates objects, places and human activities to try to understand what shared beliefs can mean in the public life of a community or a nation, how they shape the relationship between the individual and the state, and how they help give us our sense of who we are. For in deciding how we live with our gods, we also decide how to live with each other. 'The new blockbuster by the museums maestro Neil MacGregor ... The man who chronicles world history through objects is back ... examining a new set of objects to explore the theme of faith in society' Sunday Times.
The Popularity Illusion: Why Status is Toxic But Likeability Wins All The Popularity Illusion: Why Status is Toxic But Likeability Wins All Новинка

The Popularity Illusion: Why Status is Toxic But Likeability Wins All

Surely a person's popularity, be it at school, work or on social media, is the best predictor of how happy and successful they will be? The truth is actually much more complex and is based on millennia of human evolution. In this impeccably researched and highly entertaining book, Professor Mitch Prinstein reveals that there are two very distinct types of popularity: the first based on status and the second based on likeability. Whilst we may be hardwired to crave status, only one of these types will really get you where you want. Based on two decades of research into the human psyche and genetic make-up, The Popularity Illusion reveals the science behind what popularity is and why we care about it so much – even if we don't think we do. Investigating social media phenomena, playground cliques and work place politics, Professor Mitch Prinstein explores how popularity taps into our basic need to survive and examines the surprising links to our health and lifespan, offering important insights for all of us about how we can cultivate the right kind of popularity of ourselves and our children. An enlightening read on a topic that has fascinated us for centuries, The Popularity Illusion will show you how popularity influences your life in unexpected ways.
Dan Chodorkoff The Anthropology of Utopia. Essays on Social Ecology and Community Development Dan Chodorkoff The Anthropology of Utopia. Essays on Social Ecology and Community Development Новинка

Dan Chodorkoff The Anthropology of Utopia. Essays on Social Ecology and Community Development

How can we avert ecological catastrophe? How can we build community? What is the practical relevance of utopia? These are some of the questions anthropologist Dan Chodorkoff explores in his essays on social ecology and community development.The Anthropology of Utopia surveys alternative ways of life that can help us create an ecological society. The solutions to our crises, Chodorkoff argues, lie within our grasp and in our own communities. Chodorkoff offers a wealth of stimulating practical examples, from both urban and rural communities, drawn from his life-long commitment to community politics, and also offers sober reflections on their lessons and significance for future ecological activism.The Anthropology of Utopia seeks to unite our aspirations and our realities. It is not an academic treatise: it is a call for action. It should be read by anyone who wants to understand and change their community—and the world.
Orison Swett Marden Every Man a King or Might in Mind-Mastery Orison Swett Marden Every Man a King or Might in Mind-Mastery Новинка

Orison Swett Marden Every Man a King or Might in Mind-Mastery

How can we cultivate the power of positive thinking? The question has dogged us since Orison Swett Marden-the preeminent self-help expert of the early 20th century and a forerunner of Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale, Stephen R. Covey and Anthony Robbins-first revealed the impact our state of mind has over own success. In this book, first published in 1906, Marden explains:. How our thoughts radiate as influence. How mind rules the body. Why our worst enemy is fear. How to master our moods. Why affirmation creates power. And much more.American writer and editor ORISON SWETT MARDEN (1850-1924) was born in New England and studied at Boston University and Andover Theological Seminary. In 1897, he founded Success Magazine.
Suzanne Morse W. Smart Communities. How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future Suzanne Morse W. Smart Communities. How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future Новинка

Suzanne Morse W. Smart Communities. How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future

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The new edition of the acclaimed guide to strategic decision-making in community planning, development, and collaboration Based on the results of more than a decade of research by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, Smart Communities provides directions for strategic decision-making and outlines the key strategies used by thousands of leaders who have worked to create successful communities. Outlining seven «leverage points» for decision-making used by thousands of leaders who have worked to create successful communities, this new Second Edition offers leaders from both the public and private sectors the tools they need to build a civic infrastructure and create a better future for all the community's citizens. Second Edition has been thoroughly updated with current knowledge and research Covers new developments from current design thinking and strategy literature to innovation and invention in communities Advises on how to create community readiness that will help avert problems before they begin All case vignettes have been revised to include more detailed information about the process and application of the seven leverage points Examples from communities around the country illustrate how these change agents' well-structured decision-making processes can be traced to their effective use of the seven key leverage points Smart Communities offers hope to those who are striving to improve their communities and addresses vital issues such as poverty, race relations, and children's health and welfare.
Lee Baucom Immutable Laws of Living. The Inspirational Blueprint to Living Your Meaningful Life Lee Baucom Immutable Laws of Living. The Inspirational Blueprint to Living Your Meaningful Life Новинка

Lee Baucom Immutable Laws of Living. The Inspirational Blueprint to Living Your Meaningful Life

What if there are some rules to living?What if these "laws" are frequently broken?In fact, you probably are breaking some of them right now.Anyone struggling or feeling stuck in life is breaking at least one of these laws. Just like gravity, these laws affect every person, whether that person understands them or not. Instead of breaking the laws (even without realizing it), readers discover how to obey the laws. They learn how to get "unstuck," find success without chasing it, and finally, obtain peace.The Immutable Laws of Living helps readers understand: Why life isn't fair, and why that isn't the problem. How to deal with life challenges, and come out ahead. How your thoughts keep you stuck, and how to free yourself. Why fighting change won't work, and why you don't have to. How to deal with your fears and get them to help you. How to make a real and lasting impact. If you believe there are hidden rules or laws to living a great life, there are. And you can learn them for yourself. Follow the laws and learn to thrive!
Linda Darling-Hammond Empowered Educators. How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World Linda Darling-Hammond Empowered Educators. How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World Новинка

Linda Darling-Hammond Empowered Educators. How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World

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Discover how high-performing systems shape teaching quality around the world Producing highly skilled and committed teachers is not the work of a single innovative school or the aggregation of heroic individuals who succeed against the odds. In high-performing countries, the opportunities for teachers to learn sophisticated practices and continue to improve are embedded systemically in education policies and practices. Empowered Educators describes how this seemingly magical work is done—how a number of forward-thinking educational systems create a coherent set of policies designed to ensure quality teaching in all communities. . . and how the results are manifested in practice. Spanning three continents and five countries, Empowered Educators examines seven jurisdictions that have worked to develop comprehensive teaching policy systems: Singapore and Finland, the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, the provinces of Alberta and Ontario in Canada, and the province of Shanghai in China. Renowned education expert Linda Darling-Hammond and a team of esteemed scholars offer lessons learned in a number of areas that shape the teaching force and the work of teachers, shedding unprecedented light on areas such as teacher recruitment, preparation, induction and mentoring, professional learning, career and leadership development, and more. Find out how quality teaching is developed and conducted across the globe Discover a common set of strategies for developing, supporting, and sustaining the ongoing learning and development of teachers and school leaders See how high-performing countries successfully recruit and train educators Understand why the sharing of expertise among teachers and administrators within and across schools is beneficial A fascinating read for researchers, policymakers, administrators, teacher educators, pre-service teachers and leaders, and anyone with an interest in education, this book offers a rare glimpse into the systems that are shaping quality teaching around the world.

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