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The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Id...
by , Jonathan Haidt

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen?</b><br /> 聽<br /> First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn鈥檛 kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths鈥攁nd the resulting culture of safetyism鈥攊s less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. <br /> 聽<br /> Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America鈥檚 rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. <br /> 聽<br /> This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us
by Paul Tough

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English

Pages

404

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>鈥淚ndelible and extraordinary.鈥濃€擳ara Westover, author of <i>Educated: A Memoir</i>, <i>New York Times Book Review</i><br /> A <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Editors' Choice<br /><br /> The best-selling author of聽<i>How Children Succeed</i>聽returns with a powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States</b><br /><br /> Does college still work? Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind? Or can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americans seeking to improve their station in life?<br /><br /><i>The Years That Matter Most</i> tells the stories of students trying to find their way, with hope, joy, and frustration, through the application process and into college. Drawing on new research, the book reveals how the landscape of higher education has shifted in recent decades and exposes the hidden truths of how the system works and whom it works for. And it introduces us to the people who really make higher education go: admissions directors trying to balance the class and balance the budget, College Board officials scrambling to defend the SAT in the face of mounting evidence that it favors the wealthy, researchers working to unlock the mysteries of the college-student brain, and educators trying to transform potential dropouts into successful graduates.<br /><br /> With insight, humor, and passion, Paul Tough takes readers on a journey from Ivy League seminar rooms to community college welding shops, from giant public flagship universities to tiny experimental storefront colleges. Whether you are facing your own decision about college or simply care about the American promise of social mobility, <i>The Years That Matter Most</i> will change the way you think鈥攏ot just about higher education, but about the nation itself. <p><br /> 聽</p>
127 Home-Based Job & Business Ideas: Best Places to Find Jobs to ...
by Gundi Gabrielle

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

August 26, 2019

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<h1><strong>Do you <em><u>NEED A JOB</u></em> right now?</strong> Ideally, with flexible hours, working from home?<br /></h1><p><br /></p><h1>Or are you <em><strong><u>dying to get out of the corporate grind</u>, </strong>yearning </em>to build a business around something deeply聽<em>fulfilling</em> - and from the comfort of your home?<br /></h1><h1><br /></h1><h1>Maybe you are a new Mom and <strong><em>would love to remain a stay-at-home Mom</em></strong>, but money is getting tight and bills are piling up?聽</h1><p><br /></p><h3><em>Whatever your situation may聽be:</em><br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>This book will introduce you to聽an abundance of <strong>legitimate home-based job and business聽options</strong> to either <strong><u><em>get cash quickly</em></u></strong>聽when you need it...<br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Or <strong>build long term income streams <u><em>that you enjoy</em></u></strong> and聽that allow聽you to聽finally <em>#ClaimYourFREEDOM</em><sup>廬 </sup>and leave that聽dreary 9-5 job once and for all.</h3><p><br /></p><h2><strong>PART 1</strong> starts with the <u><em><strong>Best Places to Find Jobs to Work from Home</strong></em></u> grouped by skill and experience level:</h2><p><br /></p><ul><li><h3><em>Basic Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Intermediate Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>PRO Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>College Degree Required</em></h3></li></ul><h3>This is followed by a number of <strong><em>flexible job options in your local area</em></strong> as well as聽<u><strong><em>how and where to find jobs fast.</em></strong></u></h3><p><br /></p><h3>Next, you'll find several聽innovative ways to <em><strong>monetize your home and car</strong></em> <em>(and no - not just Uber & AirBnB....).</em></h3><p><br /></p><h3>Then we get to the first聽list of聽<u><strong>Top Home-Based Business Opportunities</strong></u>, some <strong>with significant income potential - <em>even on a part time basis</em></strong>.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h2><strong>PART 2 </strong>lists more <strong>home-based job and business ideas </strong><em>grouped by</em><strong><em> </em><u><em>your interests, passions and hobbies</em></u>:</strong></h2><p><strong></strong><br /></p><ul><li><h3><em>Pets</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Travel (local)</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Arts & Crafts</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Writing</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Photo + Video</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Fashion</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Cooking</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Health & Wellness</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Gardening</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Kids</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Video Games</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Medical</em></h3></li></ul><h2>Are you ready to <em>change your life</em> today?<br /></h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>Then let this <em><u><strong>FUN聽2-HOUR READ</strong></u></em>聽take you on a journey through a multitude of online job and business options that you probably never knew of - and even more fun homebased business opportunities for the long term.</h3><p><br /></p><h2>Scroll up to the TOP +聽hit the BUY BUTTON.</h2><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>
Supply Chain Foundations: Buy It, Make It, Move It
by Eddie Davila

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English

Pages

356

Publication Date

August 17, 2019

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Supply chain management: The management of the chain of supplies that delivers all those things you desire.<br /><br />The food on your plate did not get there on accident; it is there because of a supply chain. The device you are reading this on also made its way to you as the product of a supply chain. As long as humans desire products and services, supply chain management will be a vital function for any company interested in satisfying customers effectively and efficiently.<br /><br />This textbook walks you through the key terms and topics needed to understand the language of supply chain management in the corporate environment. Primary topics covered include procurement, inventory management, logistics, operations, supply chain integration, waiting line management, global supply chain management, social responsibility, business processes, project management, measuring performance, and quality management.<br />
Starting a Business QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's G...
by Ken Colwell PhD MBA

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

February 24, 2019

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<h2> THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO STARTING A BUSINESS IN 2019!</h2><br /><h2>Have you ever dreamt of starting your own business and living life on your terms?</h2><br /><b><u>This book shows you EXACTLY what you need to know to stand out from the crowd!</b></u><br /><br /><h3>Do you have an idea for an amazing product or service but you aren鈥檛 sure how to build a business around it?</h3><b><i>Then you NEED this book. Buy now and start reading today!</b></i><br /><br /><h3>Are you a current business owner who struggles to identify your customers and deliver true world-class value?</h3><b><i>Everything you need to know is included in these pages!</b></i><br /><br /><h3>Do you want to build your hobby business into a fully-fledged venture that will help you build the life you deserve?</h3><b><i>Then you NEED this book. Buy now and start reading today!</b></i><br /><br /><h2>The most comprehensive guide ever developed for starting and growing a business in 2019!</h2><br /><b>In the highly competitive world of business, what makes or breaks a new entrepreneur?</b><br /><br />Sourced from over twenty years of firsthand experience working with entrepreneurs, new ventures, and high-growth startups, author Ken Colwell, PHD, MBA has the answers. <br /><br />In his comprehensive <i>Starting a Business QuickStart Guide</i>, Ken Colwell concisely presents the core fundamentals that all new entrepreneurs need to know to get started, find success, and live the life of their dreams.<br /><br />Business and entrepreneurship students, small business owners, managers, and soon-to-be entrepreneurs will all find a wealth of value within the pages of the <i>Starting a Business QuickStart Guide.</i><br /><br />From the very first steps conceptualizing your venture to winning your first customers, delivering value, and turning a profit, this book acts as an invaluable blueprint for your path to entrepreneurial success. Colwell鈥檚 clear voice, extensive experience, and easy-to-understand presentation come together to make this book a must-have resource in the library of every budding entrepreneur!<br /><br /><h2>Perfect For:</h2><ul><li>Would-Be Entrepreneurs With a Ton of Passion!</li><li>Entrepreneurial Students of All Ages!</li><li>Beginners with Zero Prior Experience!</li><li>Managers, Business Owners, and Decisions Makers Growing into a New Role!</li></ul><h2>You'll Discover:</h2><ul><li>The Difference Between an Idea and an Opportunity!</li><li>What Makes an Entrepreneurial Opportunity Great!</li><li>The Very First Steps You Need To Take To Get Your Venture Off The Ground!</li><li>Pricing, Competition, Customer Identification, Marketing, and Distribution Demystified!</li><li>The REAL Components of an Entrepreneurial Mindset!</li><li>Exactly How To Craft Your Value Proposition!</li><li>How to Write a Comprehensive Business Plan!</li></ul>**<u><b>LIFETIME ACCESS TO FREE RESOURCES & BUSINESS SUPPORT</b></u>*:<br />Each book comes with free lifetime access to tons of exclusive online resources to help you become a better business owner such as workbooks, cheat sheets and reference guides. You also receive lifetime access to our online coaching community to help you achieve all of your financial goals!.*<br /><br />*<u><b>GIVING BACK</u></b>: *<br />ClydeBank Media proudly supports the non-profit AdoptAClassroom whose mission is to advance equity in K-12 education by supplementing dwindling school funding for vital classroom materials and resources.*<br /><br /><h2>Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" Icon On The Right Side, Right Now!</h2><br />
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI): Winning Strategies From Admissions...
by Samir P. Desai

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

February 22, 2016

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The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) has become the preferred interview format at many health professions programs and medical schools. Applicants seeking admission to these schools face considerable anxiety preparing for these interviews because of a lack of resources available for guidance. Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and perspectives of admissions faculty, will provide you with the insiders' perspective. Inside-<br /><br />How can you best prepare for the MMI? What is required to deliver a winning interview performance? <br />The MMI was developed to measure specific non-cognitive qualities that schools have deemed important. What are these qualities, and how can students emphasize them during interviews?<br />Which behaviors, attitudes, and answers are prized by interviewers? <br />In one study, 10% of interviewees rated the MMI as worse than the traditional interview. What were their concerns?<br />At one school, 12% of interviewed candidates received a "Do Not Recommend" rating each year. What are the behaviors and attitudes that lead schools to reject applicants?<br />What is "assessor fatigue," and how can it affect your MMI score?<br />Your interview score will depend heavily on your communication skills. What are the common communication problems encountered during the MMI?<br />How can you use the limited time that you have at each station to deliver memorable and impressive responses that stand out?<br />Includes sample answers to MMI questions and advice to help you avoid common mistakes<br /><br />Utilizing a unique combination of evidence-based advice and an insiders' perspective, this book will help you achieve your ultimate goal. MEDICAL SCHOOL
It's A Breeze: 42 Lively English Lessons on American Idioms (Amer...
by Toni Aberson

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English

Pages

200

Publication Date

December 13, 2013

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He鈥檚 wet behind the ears.<br /><br />The test was a piece of cake.<br /><br />She came right out of the blue.<br /><br />Do you know the words, but don鈥檛 understand the meaning? These short sentences use common American idioms. You will find idioms on television, in sports, at work, and at school. <br /><br />Idioms are also one reason English can be a difficult language for many adults to learn. You have to learn common American idioms to really speak English in a natural style. <br /><br />The good news is that studying idioms 鈥?even as an intermediate English student - can also be fun. We will go at a comfortable pace, learning idiom by idiom. In fact, each short lesson is built around a single common American idiom and its meaning. You will read a brief story of daily life, learn some vocabulary, write a few sentences, and ask and answer some conversation questions. The lively lessons encourage thinking and sharing in a relaxed atmosphere. Groups of lessons have been organized together in six units. The units go from easier to more difficult. You will get a chance to show your increased knowledge on unit quizzes too. <br /><br />As you know, learning English is often the key to a better life today. These lessons will help you use more colorful English in your life. These lessons will also help you gain a better understanding of the English you hear around you and on television, learn more about American culture, and speak more like an American. Idiom by idiom, you will find speaking English less difficult and more fun. You might even find speaking English 鈥渁 breeze鈥?
The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. In...
by Karen Kelsky

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English

Pages

450

Publication Date

August 04, 2015

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<b>The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. 聽into their ideal job</b><br /> 聽<br /> Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration.<br /> 聽<br /> Those who <i>do</i> make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. 聽They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options.<br /> 聽<br /> Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.鈥檚 turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers.<br /> 聽<br /> Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including:<br /> 聽<br /> -When, where, and what to publish<br /> -Writing a foolproof grant application<br /> -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV<br /> -Acing the job talk and campus interview<br /> -Avoiding the adjunct trap<br /> -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right<br /> 聽<br /> <i>The Professor Is In</i> addresses all of these issues, and many more.
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
by Jon Krakauer

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

April 21, 2015

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<p><b>From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana 顱鈥?stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape</b><br />聽<br />Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team <b>鈥?lt;/b> the Grizzlies <b>鈥?lt;/b> with a rabid fan base. <br />聽<br />The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities.聽In this, Missoula is also typical. <br />聽<br />A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year.聽Krakauer鈥檚 devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. <br />聽<br />Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault 鈥?and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman鈥檚 entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys. <br />聽<br />This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war.<br />聽<br />In <i>Missoula</i>, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula 鈥?the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.<br />聽<br />Some of them went to the police. Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, non-criminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape. In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal. Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and/or to their faces. The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding. One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing. She later left the prosecutor鈥檚 office and successfully defended the Grizzlies鈥?star quarterback in his rape trial. The horror of being raped, in each woman鈥檚 case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community.<br />聽<br />Krakauer鈥檚 dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken.聽</p>
Thomas Jefferson's Education
by Alan Taylor

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English

Pages

443

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<p><strong>From a Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning historian comes a brilliant, absorbing study of Thomas Jefferson鈥檚 campaign to save Virginia through education.</strong></p><br /><p>By turns entertaining and tragic, this beautifully written history reveals the origins of a great university in the dilemmas of Virginia slavery. It offers an incisive portrait of Thomas Jefferson set against a social fabric of planters in decline, enslaved black families torn apart by sales, and a hair-trigger code of male honor. A man of 鈥渄eft evasions鈥?who was both courtly and withdrawn, Jefferson sought control of his family and state from his lofty perch at Monticello. Never quite the egalitarian we wish him to be, he advocated emancipation but shrank from implementing it, entrusting that reform to the next generation. Devoted to the education of his granddaughters, he nevertheless accepted their subordination in a masculine culture. During the revolution, he proposed to educate all white children in Virginia, but later in life he narrowed his goal to building an elite university.</p><br /><p>In 1819 Jefferson鈥檚 intensive drive for state support of a new university succeeded. His intention was a university to educate the sons of Virginia鈥檚 wealthy planters, lawyers, and merchants, who might then democratize the state and in time rid it of slavery. But the university鈥檚 students, having absorbed the traditional vices of the Virginia gentry, preferred to practice and defend them. Opening in 1825, the university nearly collapsed as unruly students abused one another, the enslaved servants, and the faculty. Jefferson鈥檚 hopes of developing an enlightened leadership for the state were disappointed, and Virginia hardened its commitment to slavery in the coming years. The university was born with the flaws of a slave society. Instead, it was Jefferson鈥檚 beloved granddaughters who carried forward his faith in education by becoming dedicated teachers of a new generation of women.</p>

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