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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven p...
by Avery Breyer

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English

Pages

122

Publication Date

October 06, 2016

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<h2>In this timeless bestseller, you'll get the motivation and know-how for building up a big stash of emergency cash, getting out of debt, making sure you never run out of money, and avoiding the 11 worst budget traps (that'll ruin your financial plans if you let them!)</h2><br /><br />Find out the most important things that you can do to take control of your money and <b>pay off debt</b>. Get the budget how-to, tools, and knowledge you need to finally get ahead. <b>You'll learn a complete budget system that works for beginners and takes only 15 minutes per week to maintain.</b><br /><br />This is a straightforward budget planning method that <b>will completely transform your finances, and eliminate your money worries once and for all.</b><br /><br />You will also be given <b>free lifetime access to The Money Tracker,</b> a simple tool that makes budget planning quick and easy.<br /><br /><h2>What's new in the second edition:</h2><br /><br />A brand new chapter has been added on the topic of money and happiness which is key to getting past money blocks that could be contributing to your paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, plus a few minor adjustments were made to the original manuscript.<b>This is one of the budgeting books you NEED in your library. Buy NOW, learn how to make a budget that actually works, and transform your financial life forever!</b>
Not Another Motivation Book: A Pragmatist's Guide to Nailing Your...
by Joanna Jast

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English

Pages

190

Publication Date

October 22, 2017

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A motivation book like no other - no hype, no purple prose, no preaching. Just the stuff that works (where all the typical motivational strategies have failed). Practical, realistic and easy-to-read.<br /><br />Are you tired of typical motivational books with a lot of lofty words but little practical advice? <br />Are you fed up with having to <strong>'get motivated'</strong> time and time again yet failing to achieve your goals?<br /><br />Do you think there must be something wrong with you because <strong>traditional motivational strategies haven't really helped you reach your goals</strong>?<br /><br />You are not alone. I share your frustration with not being able to achieve success you want to achieve.<br />There is <strong>nothing wrong with you, or your motivation.</strong> It’s just that you've been using the wrong strategies.<p></p><br /><p>In this book, you will learn:</p><ul><li><strong>How motivation</strong> really <strong>works</strong> (and why that apparently effective strategy hasn't worked for you)</li><li>How to <strong>discover what truly motivates</strong> you and plug into that potent source of power</li><li>How to <strong>ensure</strong> that whatever <strong>goal you pursue is aligned with your motivation</strong>, so you always work towards it and not against yourself</li><li>How to <strong>ensure that your motivation tank is topped up</strong> without having to 'motivate yourself.'</li><li>Which <strong>motivational strategies</strong> are likely to <strong>work for you</strong> in specific situations, so you don't waste your time and energy on trying things that are unlikely to work anymore.</li></ul><br /><br />**Please note: while I do not swear in this book, I do challenge some well-established motivational strategies!**<br /><br /><p>Ready to finally <strong>ditch those exhausting 'pump-yourself-up-and-fail-again'</strong> cycles and start using an approach that really works? <br />Ready to <strong>achieve your goals faster and transform your life?</strong></p><p>Scroll up and click Buy Now</p>
Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligen...
by Joseph E. Aoun

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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<DIV><P>Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win <I>Jeopardy</I>, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? In <I>Robot-Proof,</I> Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover -- to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.</P><P>A "robot-proof" education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up students' minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or create something valuable to society -- a scientific proof, a hip-hop recording, a web comic, a cure for cancer. Aoun lays out the framework for a new discipline, humanics, which builds on our innate strengths and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. The new literacies of Aoun's humanics are <I>data literacy</I>, <I>technological literacy,</I> and <I>human literacy</I>. Students will need data literacy to manage the flow of big data, and technological literacy to know how their machines work, but human literacy -- the humanities, communication, and design -- to function as a human being. Life-long learning opportunities will support their ability to adapt to change.</P><P>The only certainty about the future is change. Higher education based on the new literacies of humanics can equip students for living and working through change.</P></DIV>
The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare...
by Cathy N. Davidson

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English

Pages

318

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<div><b>"The most important book I have read in many years."<br /></b><b >-Tony Wagner, Harvard University i-lab Expert in Residence, author of <i>Creating Innovators </i></b></br></br></div><div><b>A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change</b></div><div><br /></div><div>Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in <i>The New Education</i>, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. <i>The New Education</i> ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.</div><div><br /></div>
The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste o...
by Bryan Caplan

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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<p><b>Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education</b></p><p>Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy.</p><p>Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers.</p><p>Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense—<i>The Case against Education</i> points the way.</p>
Not a Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth
by Dr. Everett Piper

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 07, 2017

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<b> "You must read this book. Everett Piper is a man of courage and conviction. He stands nearly alone as an academic leader confronting the ideological fascism of the snowflake rebellion. His call for intellectual freedom must be heard."—GLENN BECK</b><br /><br />What has happened to the American spirit? We've gone from "Give me liberty, or give me death!" to "Take care of me, please." Our colleges were once bastions of free speech; now they're bastions of speech codes. Our culture once rewarded independence; now it rewards victimhood. Parents once taught their kids how to fend for themselves; now, any parent who tries may get a visit from the police.<BR><BR>In <I>Not a Day Care</I>, Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and author of the viral essay, "This Is Not a Day Care. It's a University!," takes a hard look at what's happening around the country--including the demand for "safe spaces" and trigger warnings at universities like Yale, Brandeis, and Oberlin--and digs in his heels against the sad and dangerous infantilization of the American spirit.<BR></div>
Teaching College: The Ultimate Guide to Lecturing, Presenting, an...
by Norman Eng

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 17, 2017

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<p>Your students aren’t reading. They aren’t engaged in class. Getting them to talk is like pulling teeth.</p><p>Whatever the situation, your reality is not meeting your expectations. Change is needed. But who’s got the time?</p><p>Or maybe you’re just starting out, and you want to get it right the first time.</p><p>If so, Teaching College: The Ultimate Guide to Lecturing, Presenting, and Engaging Students is the blueprint. Written for the <strong>early career college professor</strong>, this easy-to-implement college instruction guide teaches you to:</p><ul><li>Think like advertisers to understand your target audience—your students</li><li>Adopt the active learning approach of the best K-12 teachers</li><li>Write a syllabus that gets noticed and read</li><li>Develop lessons that stimulate deep engagement</li><li>Create slide presentations that students can digest</li><li>Take charge of your college classroom management</li><li>Get students to do the readings, participate more, and care about your course</li></ul><p>Secrets like “focusing on students, not content” and building a “customer” profile of the class will change the way you teach. The author, Dr. Norman Eng, argues that much of these approaches and techniques have been effectively used in marketing and K-12 education, two industries that could greatly improve how college instructors teach.<br /></p><p>Find out how to hack the world of <strong>higher education instruction</strong> and have your course become the standard by which all other courses will be measured against. Whether you are an adjunct, a lecturer, an assistant professor, or even a graduate assistant, <strong>effective teaching</strong> is within your grasp. </p><p>__________________________</p><p><br /></p><p><strong>“A really useful book for any college professor who wants to move beyond lectures and give students deeper engagement. A practical, easy to read, and important guide for anyone in higher education.”</strong></p><p>- Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University, best-selling author of <em>Mathematical Mindsets</em>, and co-founder of YouCubed.org</p><p><br /></p><p><strong>“This is a terrific collection of tried and true teaching strategies that, unlike most other books on university teaching, is written for the adjunct or contingent university teacher, by someone who's been there. Norman Eng understand the constraints that contingent faculty teach under, and has created a book to help them succeed.”</strong></p><p>- Karen Kelsky, best-selling author, founder, and president of <em>The Professor Is In</em></p><p><br /></p><p><strong>“A great resource for college instructors who are interested in excellent teaching--accessible, practical, and full of actionable research-based suggestions.”</strong></p><p>- Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>
China's Asian Dream: Empire Building along the New Silk Road
by Tom Miller

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 01, 2017

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<p>"China", Napoleon once remarked, "is a sleeping lion. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the world." In 2014, President Xi Jinping triumphantly declared the lion had awakened. Under his leadership, China is pursuing a dream to restore its historical position as the dominant power in Asia.</p><p>From the Mekong River Basin to the Central Asian steppe, China is flexing its economic muscles for strategic ends. By setting up new regional financial institutions, Beijing is challenging the post-World War II order established under the watchful eye of Washington. And by funding and building roads, railways, ports and power lines—a New Silk Road across Eurasia and through the South China Sea and Indian Ocean—China aims to draw its neighbours ever tighter into its embrace.</p><p>Combining a geopolitical overview with on-the-ground reportage from a dozen countries, <i>China’s Asian Dream</i> offers a fresh perspective on the rise of China’ and asks: what does it means for the future of Asia?</p>
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.  into their ideal job</b><br />  <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 />  <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.  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 />  <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.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers.<br />  <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 />  <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 />  <br /> <i>The Professor Is In</i> addresses all of these issues, and many more.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write
by Helen Sword

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English

Pages

260

Publication Date

April 17, 2017

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From the author of <i>Stylish Academic Writing</i> comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed 100 academics worldwide about their writing background and practices and shows how they find or create the conditions to get their writing done.

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