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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 />  <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’t 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—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. <br />  <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’s 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 />  <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 Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the...
by Heather Mac Donald

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English

Pages

268

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<p><b>By the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author: a provocative account of the attack on the humanities, the rise of intolerance, and the erosion of serious learning</b><br /><b></b><br />America is in crisis, from the university to the workplace. Toxic ideas first spread by higher education have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in our larger culture. Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton? Oppressive. American history? Tyranny. Professors correcting grammar and spelling, or employers hiring by merit? Racist and sexist. Students emerge into the working world believing that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics is the American experience. Speech that challenges these campus orthodoxies is silenced with brute force.</p><p><i>The Diversity Delusion</i> argues that the root of this problem is the belief in America’s endemic racism and sexism, a belief that has engendered a metastasizing diversity bureaucracy in society and academia. Diversity commissars denounce meritocratic standards as discriminatory, enforce hiring quotas, and teach students and adults alike to think of themselves as perpetual victims. From #MeToo mania that blurs flirtations with criminal acts, to implicit bias and diversity compliance training that sees racism in every interaction, Heather Mac Donald argues that we are creating a nation of narrowed minds, primed for grievance, and that we are putting our competitive edge at risk. </p><p>But there is hope in the works of authors, composers, and artists who have long inspired the best in us. Compiling the author’s decades of research and writing on the subject, <i>The Diversity Delusion</i> calls for a return to the classical liberal pursuits of open-minded inquiry and expression, by which everyone can discover a common humanity.</p>
Speak With No Fear: Go from a nervous, nauseated, and sweaty spea...
by Mike Acker

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English

Pages

183

Publication Date

May 22, 2019

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<h3><strong>Only $2.99 on Kindle</strong> for a limited time to celebrate <strong>my new book, 'Write To Speak'!</strong><br /></h3><br /><p><strong></strong>When you think of <strong>public speaking</strong>, do you get nervous, <strong>anxious</strong>, or even sweaty? </p><p>Would you prefer never to give a presentation? </p><p>Do you want to gain <strong>confidence</strong> in your communication and beyond?<strong></strong><br /></p><p><strong>This book can help you. </strong>You don’t have to be afraid any longer. You don’t have to let communication anxiety keep you from your goals. While my upcoming book will give advanced strategies to master the game of speaking, this book allows you to get in the game and get started.</p><p>Through this book <strong>you will learn 7 strategies</strong> you can begin today. These strategies will give you a new perspective, they will prepare you, and they will give you actions to practice. As you implement these strategies, your fear will begin to fade. </p><p>It can easily seem like everyone is a gifted speaker when you watch TED talks or compare yourself to skilled co-workers giving presentations. Don't get caught up in the costly comparison trap. Instead, take action to improve your ability and to overcome your fear.</p><p>If you struggle in speaking, then first realize that you are not alone. Public Speaking is the #1 fear in America. <strong>You are not alone.</strong></p><p>Millions of people are terrified at the prospect of going up on stage and addressing a crowd even more than they’re afraid of death. Moreover, it’s an unavoidable experience  if you want to succeed in this world.  Maybe it’s a business presentation for your career path, a speech in school, or a toast at your best friend’s wedding. Fear of speaking grips you. However, it doesn’t have to. Not anymore. </p><p>Full of relatable anecdotes, executable tips, and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, this book promises to teach you 7 proven strategies to help you find your inner presenter. <strong>Don’t wait any longer.</strong> Today is the day you take charge of your anxiety, calm your nerves, and – most importantly – speak with no fear.</p><hr><p>Some encouragement from author and communications coach, Mike Acker:</p><hr><p><strong>Where you are is not where you have to be.</strong></p><p>This sentence is included in my introduction. Do you believe it? Do you believe in yourself? At least some part of you does. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here! Let’s build on this belief. Take a moment and whisper the immortal words from the classic story, The Little Engine That Could, “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.”</p><p>Are you struggling? Do you find yourself dwelling on negative thoughts? “It’s not going to work for me.” “I’m just not a good speaker.” “I’m an introvert. I just can’t.” “I’ve tried in the past, and it didn’t work.”</p><p>If you are struggling to believe, will you begin to suspend disbelief? </p><p>I encourage you to read this book as a believer, not as a skeptic. Education will often teach you to think critically. Keep that mindset for work and academics. When it comes to improving your communication, you need to read this receptively. Trade in any negativity for positivity. Think well of yourself. Believe in yourself. Then invest in yourself by applying this book.</p><p>Act on these strategies and set yourself up for success in speaking, in your career, and in your life:</p><p><strong>THE SEVEN STRATEGIES </strong><br />1.    Uncover & Clean the Wound<br />2.    Imagine the Worst<br />3.    You Be You <br />4.    Speak to One<br />5.    It’s Not About You<br />6.    Channel The Power<br />7.    Be in the Moment</p><p><br /></p>
Summary of The Body: A Guide for Occupants
by Go BOOKS

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English

Pages

70

Publication Date

November 27, 2019

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Go BOOKS offers an in-depth look into some of the most popular and informative books of the last two decades. Whether you are using these books as a study guide, reference material, further connection to the original book or simply a way to retrieve the content and material faster... Our goal is to provide value to every reader.<br /><br />This summary book breaks down all the big ideas, key points and facts so the reader can quickly and easily understand the content.<br /><br />In this book, you will find:<br /><br /> - Book Summary Overview<br /> - Chapter by Chapter Analysis<br /> - Background Information about the book<br /> - Background information about the author<br /> - Trivia Questions<br /> - Discussion Questions<br /><br />Note to readers:<br />This is an unofficial summary & analysis of Bill Bryson's Book<br />“The Body: A Guide for Occupants” designed to<br />enrich your reading experience.
Starting a Business QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's G...
by Ken Colwell PhD MBA

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

February 24, 2019

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<h2> THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO STARTING A BUSINESS IN 2020!</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’t 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 2020!</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’s 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>Starting a Business QuickStart Guide is 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>Starting a Business QuickStart Guide Covers:</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 /><br /><b><u>*CLASSROOM ADOPTION: *</u></b><br />Teachers and professors, please contact us for test banks and classroom presentation materials.<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 /><br /><br />
Top Home-Based Job & Business Ideas for 2020: Best Places to Find...
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 <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? </h1><p><br /></p><h3><em>Whatever your situation may be:</em><br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>This book will introduce you to an abundance of <strong>legitimate home-based job and business options</strong> to either <strong><u><em>get cash quickly</em></u></strong> 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 that allow you to finally <em>#ClaimYourFREEDOM</em><sup>® </sup>and leave that 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 <u><strong><em>how and where to find jobs fast.</em></strong></u></h3><p><br /></p><h3>Next, you'll find several 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 list of <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 2-HOUR READ</strong></u></em> 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 + hit the BUY BUTTON.</h2><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>
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>“Indelible and extraordinary.”—Tara 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 <i>How Children Succeed</i> 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—not just about higher education, but about the nation itself. <p><br />  </p>
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
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 (digital) 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>
The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. In...
by Karen Kelsky

Language

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.

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