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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>
Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump
by Robby Soave

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<p>Since the 2016 election, college campuses have erupted in violent protests, demands for safe spaces, and the silencing of views that activist groups find disagreeable. Who are the leaders behind these protests, and what do they want? In <i>Panic Attack</i>, libertarian journalist Robby Soave answers these questions by profiling young radicals from across the political spectrum.</p><p>Millennial activism has risen to new heights in the age of Trump. Although Soave may not personally agree with their motivations and goals, he takes their ideas seriously, approaching his interviews with a mixture of respect and healthy skepticism. The result is a faithful cross-section of today's radical youth, which will appeal to libertarians, conservatives, centrist liberals, and anyone who is alarmed by the trampling of free speech and due process in the name of social justice.</p>
Getting Into A Good College May Not Be As Hard As You Think!: Eig...
by David Hoy

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English

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Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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Trying to get your kid’s grades up so they can get into a good college?<br /><br /> <br /><br />Are you worried about your kid’s future? Are your frustrated by your teen’s poor study habits and lack of a sense of urgency to get grades up? Does it seem like you care more about your kid’s future than they do? What would it be like for you to know that your child is on track, getting good grades, and accepted into a great college? This is all possible and isn’t as hard as you may think to achieve! As parents, our intentions for our children are good, however, sometimes we lose sight of where and how to focus our energy. Dr. David Hoy has been working with teens and young adults for 25 years and is happy to share his eight-step process with you to move your child along with good grades, acceptance into a good college, and a bright future.<br /><br /> <br /><br />In this book you will learn how to:<br /><br />• Help your I-gen child overcome barriers to achieving good grades<br /><br />• Implement parenting strategies that will motivate your child to work hard at getting good grades<br /><br />• Work through conflict with your child so that they can stay on track with school work<br /><br />• Develop an easy to follow organizational plan to getting good grades<br /><br />• Help your child get accepted into a good college.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Pick up a copy today and put your child on course for success in school and acceptance into a great college!<br /><br />
Empower Your Worth: A Woman's Guide to Increasing Self-Worth & Ne...
by Victoria Lowell

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English

Pages

111

Publication Date

September 09, 2019

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Miami-based financial advisor Victoria Lowell has spent countless hours with women going through the worst times of their lives: women who are newly widowed or grieving an unexpected divorce; women who just found out the family business is bankrupt or perhaps need to start paying alimony to an unfaithful husband.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Vicky has also watched the perceived self-worth and confidence of numerous clients skyrocket, as they learn money management strategies to care for their families no matter the circumstances. Their success in personal finance leads to greater self-help and improvement, better health and stress, and the ability to take charge of their financial futures. Out of these experiences comes Empower Your Worth, a book that reads like a heart-to-heart chat over coffee with a compassionate friend who just happens to know everything you need to know about managing money.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />By sticking to the essentials, Lowell has written a book that is quick and easy to digest, a two-hour short read for women from all backgrounds that grants insight into how to achieve greater financial prosperity. We provide comprehensive guidance on where to focus your limited time and energy, no matter the situation, and keep you in control of your money. EMPOWERED WORTH™ strives to create a movement where women become an important part of the financial planning process, for themselves and their families. It more easily and effectively allows women to take a seat at the drafting board of their futures.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Visit www.empoweredworth.com to learn more about Lowell’s on-demand, personal finance courses, a range of services delivered online via Teachable. Explore assorted electives and introduction courses in investing, banking, insurance, credit-ratings and repair, and other higher-level finance strategies), and take advantage of additional one-on-one mentoring and coaching options. Full membership grants students with complete access to the EMPOWERED WORTH™ curriculum, newsletter, Facebook group, and private coaching sessions.<br /><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’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 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’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>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 />
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 ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape</b><br /> <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>—</b> the Grizzlies <b>—</b> with a rabid fan base. <br /> <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. In this, Missoula is also typical. <br /> <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. Krakauer’s 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 /> <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 — 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’s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys. <br /> <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 /> <br />In <i>Missoula</i>, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula — 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 /> <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’s office and successfully defended the Grizzlies’ star quarterback in his rape trial. The horror of being raped, in each woman’s case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community.<br /> <br />Krakauer’s 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. </p>
The Uncertain Future of American Public Higher Education: Student...
by Daniel M. Johnson

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English

Pages

225

Publication Date

December 19, 2018

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This book addresses the costly non-sustainable policies, programs, practices, and priorities currently driving the tuition crisis in American public higher education. In this era of growing competition among public colleges and universities for more students and higher rankings, their leaders and governing boards have lost sight of student-centered missions in favor of more and greater non-education related amenities, facilities, programs, and practices that have added substantially to the cost of a college degree without increasing its quality. This book is an appeal to all interested taxpaying citizens, public officials, governors, governing boards, and university presidents to take a second look at these costly decisions and begin a new era of placing the higher education needs and interests of students above all. We have created this tuition crisis; now we must solve it.
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
The Power of the Plan: Building a University in Historic Columbia...
by Richard F. Galehouse

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English

Pages

181

Publication Date

July 01, 2019

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State universities are more than just places of higher learning, more indeed than just campuses or buildings, and more than just students scurrying from class to class. They are a symbol of the future of the nation and a statement about the commitment the sponsoring state has made to its people. In turn each city or town that hosts, develops, and nurtures these institutions recognizes that it holds within the community one of the more precious jewels in a state’s crown. So it is with the city of Columbia and the University of South Carolina.<br /><br />Richard F. Galehouse has been involved in the university’s master planning work for more than twenty-five years, making him more than qualified to take a lapidary look not only at the present and unfolding plans for the university, but also at the historic path that has brought it to its current luster. Encompassing its earliest days as Columbia College in 1801 (almost two decades before Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia); the devastating effects of the Civil War; the “crisis years” between 1861 and 1915, when the institution was closed twice and reorganized five times; and some bungled urban planning in the 1950s and 60s, Galehouse’s candid examination details the growth of the university and speaks hopefully about its present and its future.<br /><br />The city of Columbia and the University of South Carolina are unique in how they were designed to grow together, yet cosmopolitan in how they grapple collectively with the challenges and difficulties of combining the city’s needs with the university’s to create a symbiotic but nevertheless holistic community. The plan for this meeting of minds and needs is the meat of this narrative. The original and iconic “Horseshoe grid” of the city is echoed in the “Innovista” master plan outlined here, which will create in the city a shining setting for the university, one of its own most highly prized treasures.<br /><br />A foreword is provided by Patrick L. Phillips, global chief executive officer of the Urban Land Institute (2009–2018) and an instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education Program and at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.

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