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In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
by Lauren Graham

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English

Pages

52

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • Advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved <i>Gilmore Girls</i> actress and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the memoir <i>Talking as Fast as I Can</i> and the novel <i>Someday, Someday, Maybe.</i></b><br />  <br /><i>“If you’re kicking yourself for not having accomplished all you should have by now, don’t worry about it. Even without any ‘big’ accomplishments yet to your name, you are enough.” </i><br />  <br /> In this expansion of the 2017 commencement speech she gave at her hometown Langley High, Lauren Graham, the beloved star of <i>Gilmore Girls </i>and<i> Parenthood,</i> reflects on growing up, pursuing your dreams, and living in the here and now. “Whatever path you choose, whatever career you decide to go after, the important thing is that you keep finding joy in what you’re doing, especially when the joy isn’t finding you.” In her hilarious, relatable voice, Graham reminds us to be curious and compassionate, no matter where life takes us or what we’ve yet to achieve. Grounded and inspiring—and illustrated throughout with drawings by Graham herself—here is a comforting road map to a happy life.<br />  <br /> <i>“I’ve had ups and downs. I’ve had successes and senior slumps. I’ve been the girl who has the lead, and the one who wished she had the bigger part. The truth? They don’t feel that different from each other.”</i>
Social Security Basics: 9 Essentials That Everyone Should Know
by Devin Carroll

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English

Pages

110

Publication Date

April 15, 2018

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<p><strong>“The rules relating to social security are long, complex, and dry. This book distills the most relevant parts into a guide that is easy to follow.”</strong></p><p><strong>Brandon Renfro, Ph.D.</strong></p><p>Devin Carroll brings you a condensed, straightforward guide that covers the nine essentials that everyone should know to navigate the maze of Social Security with confidence (without getting lost in the tangled web of Social Security rules). If you want to make sure you don't leave your Social Security benefits to chance, reading this book is a great first step in achieving that goal.</p><h2><strong>The Cure for Complexity</strong></h2><p>When Carroll first started studying Social Security, the massive website and rule book left him feeling like he was trying to drink from a fire hose. It was just too much information to make sense of all at once, and left him feeling overwhelmed.</p><p>Sound familiar? Carroll's later experiences with clients who were distressed, confused, and burned by the Social Security system convinced him that something must be done to help people take the overly complex, verbose, and altogether unruly Social Security rules and distill them down into something simple, actionable, and understandable. After spending the last several years studying, speaking, and writing on Social Security, Carroll discovered that most questions on the topic could be answered through a solid understanding of the basics.</p><p>That's what Carroll promises to teach you in this book: the essential knowledge you need to navigate Social Security benefits. In each chapter, Carroll details the specifics behind the rules, calculations, exceptions, and necessary information so you can correctly identify your own benefit, understand when you're entitled to more, make the best decision on when to file, and more.</p><h2><strong>What others are saying...</strong></h2><p><em>“Devin Carroll is the perfect person to untangle Social Security's mumbo-jumbo. He makes the rules simple to understand, taking concepts most people mess up and laying them out in an easy to understand format. Bravo!”</em><br />-Joe Saul-Sehy, Stacking Benjamins Podcast Creator and Host</p><p><em>“Devin’s book, Social Security Basics, is an indispensable resource in helping you make smart, informed decisions about your Social Security benefits so you’ll have a more confident and comfortable retirement ahead of you.”</em><br />-Russ Thornton, WealthcareForWomen.com</p><p><em>"Making decisions about Social Security benefits can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. This is a fantastic book to explain what you really need to know.”</em><br />David Waldrop, CFP - The Astute Advisor Blog and Bridgeview Capital Advisors</p><h2>NOTES FROM THE AUTHOR</h2><p>There are plenty of books that offer a comprehensive examination of Social Security benefits. That’s not what this book is about.  </p><p>In all the years I’ve spent in writing and speaking on the topic, I’ve found that most of the questions I receive can be answered with a good knowledge of just 9 of the Social Security basics.</p><p>You don’t need to do lots of painful studying or complex number-crunching to grasp the necessary concepts. Once you learn these basics, the rest of the Social Security system starts to make more sense.<br /></p><p>This book could have been much larger and filled with extremely detailed, nuanced tidbits of information that may or may not apply to you. That’s not the book I set out to author. Entire chapters ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor because they weren’t critical pieces of knowledge you absolutely needed to understand Social Security.</p><p>What’s left are the basics you need to know to help you make a smart filing decision. I wanted to offer you a book of essentials, and even more importantly, a book you could actually use. With that being said, I hope you find this book fulfills that promise for you.</p><p>Warmly,</p><p>Devin Carroll</p>
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Fina...
by Dave Ramsey

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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<p><strong>New York Times best seller! More than five million copies sold!*</strong></p><p><strong>You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.</strong></p><p>Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.</em></p><p>By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, </em>you’ll be able to: </p><ul><li>Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everything</li><li>Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)</li><li>Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!</li></ul><p> </p><p>Includes new, expanded “Dave Rants” sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.</p><p> </p><p>Dive deeper into Dave’s game plan with <em>The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition</em>. <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition </em>is also available in Spanish, transformación total de su dinero.</p>
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids ...
by , Ned Johnson

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English

Pages

379

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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<b>"Instead of trusting kids with choices. . . many parents insist on micromanaging everything from homework to friendships. For these parents, Stixrud and Johnson have a simple message: Stop." <b>--NPR</b><br /><br />"Important and timely. . . An essential book for parents and educators everywhere." <b>--Sir Ken Robinson, </b><b><i>New York Times </i></b><b>bestselling author </b></b><br /><br />A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. Many complained they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. But this <i>doesn't </i>mean giving up your authority as a parent. In this groundbreaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, and ready to take on new challenges.<br /><br /><i>The Self-Driven Child</i> offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the<i> real</i> road to success. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. At some point, they will have to take the wheel and map out their own path. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them tackle the road ahead with resilience and imagination.
Machine Learning For Absolute Beginners: A Plain English Introduc...
by Oliver Theobald

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English

Pages

158

Publication Date

June 21, 2017

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<b>Please note that this book is not a sequel to the First Edition but rather a restructured and revamped version of the First Edition.</b> <br /><br /><h2>Ready to spin up a virtual GPU instance and smash through petabytes of data? Want to add 'Machine Learning' to your LinkedIn profile?</h2><br /><br /><h2>Well, hold on there...</h2><br /><br /><h2>Before you embark on your epic journey into the world of machine learning, there is some high-level theory and statistical principles to march through first.</h2> <br /><br />But rather than spend $30-$50 USD on a dense long textbook, you may want to read this book first. As a clear and concise alternative to a textbook, this book provides a practical and high-level introduction to the practical components and statistical concepts found in machine learning. <br /><br /><em>Machine Learning for Absolute Beginners Second Edition</em> has been written and designed for <b><i>absolute beginners</i></b>. This means plain-English explanations and no coding experience required. Where core algorithms are introduced, <b>clear explanations</b> and <b>visual examples</b> are added to make it easy and engaging to follow along at home.<br /><br />This major <b>new edition</b> features many topics not covered in the First Edition, including Cross Validation, Ensemble Modeling, Grid Search, Feature Engineering, and One-hot Encoding. <b>Please note that this book is not a sequel to the First Edition but rather a restructured and revamped version of the First Edition.</b> Readers of the First Edition should not feel compelled to purchase this Second Edition.<br /><br /><b>Disclaimer:</b> If you have passed the 'beginner' stage in your study of machine learning and are ready to tackle coding and deep learning, you would be well served with a long-format textbook. If, however, you are yet to reach that <b>Lion King moment</b> - as a fully grown Simba looking over the Pride Lands of Africa - then this is the book to gently hoist you up and offer you a clear lay of the land.<br /><br /><h2>In this step-by-step guide you will learn:</h2><br />- How to <b>download free datasets</b><br />- What <b>tools</b> and <b>machine learning libraries</b> you need<br />- <b>Data scrubbing</b> techniques, including <b>one-hot encoding</b>, <b>binning</b> and dealing with <b>missing data</b><br />- Preparing data for analysis, including <b><i>k</i>-fold Validation</b><br />- <b>Regression analysis</b> to create trend lines<br />- <b>Clustering</b>, including <b><i>k</i>-means</b> and <b><i>k</i>-nearest Neighbors</b><br />- The basics of <b>Neural Networks</b><br />- <b>Bias/Variance</b> to improve your machine learning model<br />- <b>Decision Trees</b> to decode classification<br />- How to build your first <b>Machine Learning Model</b> to predict house values using Python<br /><br /><b>Frequently Asked Questions</b><br />Q: Do I need programming experience to complete this e-book?<br />A: This e-book is designed for absolute beginners, so no programming experience is required. However, two of the later chapters introduce Python to demonstrate an actual machine learning model, so you will see programming language used in this book. <br /><br />Q: I have already purchased the First Edition of Machine Learning for Absolute Beginners, should I purchase this Second Edition?<br />A: As many of the topics from the First Edition are covered in the Second Edition, you may be better served reading a more advanced title on machine learning.<br /><br />Q: Can I loan this book to friends and family?<br />A: Yes. Under Amazon’s Kindle Book Lending program, you can lend this e-book to friends and family for a duration of 14 days.<br /><br />Q: Does this book include everything I need to become a machine learning expert?<br />A: Unfortunately, no. This book is designed for readers taking their first steps in machine learning and further learning will be required beyond this book to master machine learning.<br /><br /><h3><b>Please feel welcome to join this introductory course by buying a copy, or sending a free sample to your preferred device.</b></h3><br />
What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers acro...
by Ted Dintersmith

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English

Pages

253

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<p><b>An inspiring account of ordinary teachers who are doing extraordinary things that could transform education</b></p><p><i>What School Could Be </i>offers an inspiring vision of what our teachers and students can accomplish if trusted with the challenge of developing the skills and ways of thinking needed to thrive in a world of dizzying technological change.</p><p>Innovation expert Ted Dintersmith took an unprecedented trip across America, visiting all fifty states in a single school year. He originally set out to raise awareness about the urgent need to reimagine education to prepare students for a world marked by innovation--but America's teachers one-upped him. All across the country, he met teachers in ordinary settings doing extraordinary things, creating innovative classrooms where children learn deeply and joyously as they gain purpose, agency, essential skillsets and mindsets, and real knowledge. Together, these new ways of teaching and learning offer a vision of what school could be—and a model for transforming schools throughout the United States and beyond. Better yet, teachers and parents don't have to wait for the revolution to come from above. They can readily implement small changes that can make a big difference.</p><p>America's clock is ticking. Our archaic model of education trains our kids for a world that no longer exists, and accelerating advances in technology are eliminating millions of jobs. But the trailblazing of many American educators gives us reasons for hope.</p><p>Capturing bold ideas from teachers and classrooms across America, <i>What School Could Be</i> provides a realistic and profoundly optimistic roadmap for creating cultures of innovation and real learning in all our schools.</p>
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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In this instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”<BR><BR>Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<BR> <BR>In <i>Grit</i>, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<BR> <BR>Among <i>Grit</i>’s most valuable insights:<BR> <BR> *Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal<BR> *How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances<BR> *How lifelong interest is triggered<BR> *How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy<BR> *Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards<BR> *The magic of the Hard Thing Rule<BR> <BR>Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, <i>Grit</i> is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.
El poder de los mapas mentales: Guía básica para hacer mapas me...
by Alejandro Prado

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Spanish

Pages

41

Publication Date

April 16, 2018

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EL PODER DE LOS MAPAS MENTALES enseña de una forma sencilla y practica como utilizar los mapas mentales para desarrollar al máximo la capacidad creativa de tu cerebro.<br /><br />Todo esto basado en experiencias propias y de grandes genios que utilizaban tecnicas muy similares.<br />Esta dirigido a todos aquellos que deseen pensar con mas claridad, tomar decisiones de una manera mas inteligente, ahorrar tiempo y desarrollar sus capacidades cerebrales.<br /><br />Estas listo para crear tus propios mapas mentales? no lo dudes mas y empieza a crear.
The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections ...
by Sarah Mackenzie

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<p>Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids’ academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life’s challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationships in a powerful way.</p><p>Founder of the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, Sarah knows first-hand how reading can change a child’s life. In <em>The Read-Aloud Family</em>, she offers the inspiration and age-appropriate book lists you need to start a read-aloud movement in your own home. From a toddler’s wonder to a teenager’s resistance, Sarah details practical strategies to make reading aloud a meaningful family ritual. Reading aloud not only has the power to change a family—it has the power to change the world.</p>
Python Tricks: A Buffet of Awesome Python Features
by Dan Bader

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

December 06, 2017

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<p><strong>“I don’t even feel like I’ve scratched the surface of what I can do with Python”</strong></p><p>With <em>Python Tricks: The Book</em> you’ll discover Python’s best practices and the power of beautiful & Pythonic code with simple examples and a step-by-step narrative.</p><p>You'll get one step closer to mastering Python, so you can write beautiful and idiomatic code that comes to you naturally.</p><p>Learning the ins and outs of Python is difficult—and with this book you'll be able to focus on the practical skills that really matter. Discover the “hidden gold” in Python’s standard library and start writing clean and Pythonic code today.</p><p><strong>Who Should Read This Book:</strong></p><br /><ul><li><em>If you’re wondering which lesser known parts in Python you should know about</em>, you’ll get a roadmap with this book. Discover cool (yet practical!) Python tricks and blow your coworkers’ minds in your next code review.</li><li><em>If you’ve got experience with legacy versions of Python</em>, the book will get you up to speed with modern patterns and features introduced in Python 3 and backported to Python 2.</li><li><em>If you’ve worked with other programming languages and you want to get up to speed with Python</em>, you’ll pick up the idioms and practical tips you need to become a confident and effective Pythonista.</li><li><em>If you want to make Python your own and learn how to write clean and Pythonic code</em>, you’ll discover best practices and little-known tricks to round out your knowledge.</li></ul><br /><p><strong>What Python Developers Say About The Book:</strong></p><p><em>"I kept thinking that I wished I had access to a book like this when I started learning Python many years ago."</em> — Mariatta Wijaya, Python Core Developer</p><p><em>"This book makes you write better Python code!"</em> — Bob Belderbos, Software Developer at Oracle</p><p><em>"Far from being just a shallow collection of snippets, this book will leave the attentive reader with a deeper understanding of the inner workings of Python as well as an appreciation for its beauty."</em> — Ben Felder, Pythonista</p><p><em>"It's like having a seasoned tutor explaining, well, tricks!"</em> — Daniel Meyer, Sr. Desktop Administrator at Tesla Inc.</p>

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