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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.
Passive Income Freedom: 23 Passive Income Blueprints: Go Step-by-...
by Gundi Gabrielle

Language

English

Pages

317

Publication Date

January 01, 2019

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<h1><strong>Passive Income Freedom!</strong></h1><h2><em>Is it real + possible? Do you need a lot of money or special skills? Can anyone achieve this?</em></h2><p><br /></p><p>If you ever asked these questions, this book will give you some answers and show you in 23 Step-by-Step Blueprints that - <em>yes</em> - Passive Income Freedom is definitely real and achievable for everyone:</p><h3><strong>Including YOU!</strong></h3><h3><em></em><br /></h3><h3><em>Even as a total beginner.</em><br /></h3><p><em></em><br /></p><p>What you will <u><em>not</em></u> find in this book are get rich quick schemes or inflated promises.</p><p>This book is not for lazy people or tricksters trying to beat the system.</p><p>These are <u><strong>solid, proven passive income blueprints</strong></u> that do take work in the beginning and certainly have a learning curve. <br /></p><p><em>Like anything worth having.</em></p><h2><em></em>But...<br /></h2><h2><em></em><br /></h2><h2><em>If you are ready for freedom,</em><br /></h2><p><em></em><br /></p><h3><em>Ready to get out of the rat race and the drudgery of boring, unfulfilling jobs,<br /></em></h3><h3><em>Ready to get out under that pile of debt and bills to pay,<br /></em></h3><h3><em>Ready to become the person you were meant to be<br /></em></h3><h3><em>with the freedom to pursue your passions and</em><br /></h3><h3><em>share some AWEsome with the world...</em><br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h2>Then...<br /></h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>this book will be an amazing resource. Taking you by the hand and giving you:<br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h2><strong>A Tour-de-Force Ride through the many - <em>vastly different</em> - realms of passive income entrepreneurship.</strong><br /></h2><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p><strong>So you know what's out there. You know what your passive income options are. And you can then decide which path to choose - <u><em>with</em></u> - an action plan in place on how to get there.</strong><br /></p><p><strong></strong><strong></strong><br /></p><h2><strong>Don't worry, these are fun... :)</strong><br /></h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>As always with SassyZenGirl books, great business info doesn't have to be dull and boring.<br /></h3><p><br /></p><h3><em>You will smile, you will be excited - <u>and</u> - you will have a sound passive income strategy in place once you finish this book!</em><br /></h3><p><strong></strong><br /></p><h3><strong>Are you ready?</strong><br /></h3><h3>Then scroll up to the top and hit that BUY BUTTON...:)<br /></h3><h3> <br /></h3>
How Computers Work and What to Do When They Don’t: A Guide for ...
by Matthew R. Baker

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<h4>Do you wish you knew more about what makes computers tick?</h4><h4>Is your computer running slow or grinding to a halt?</h4><h4>Are you constantly fending off computer viruses?</h4><h4>Does your definition of “troubleshooting” involve blowing holes in your laptop with a .45?<br /></h4><h4>If your answer to any of these questions is an exasperated “Yes!”, then this is the book for you!<br /></h4><p><br /></p><p>In <em>How Computers Work and What to Do When They Don’t</em>, you will learn:</p><ul><li>The basic parts of computers and what they do, explained in simple English</li><li>The Seven Principles of Solving Problems, which you can use to find the solution to any computer problem</li><li>Simple things you can start doing <em>today</em> to prevent problems in the future</li><li>What you can do to speed up a sluggish computer and remove viruses</li><li>How to buy the right computer when it’s time to upgrade</li></ul><p>Most people use computers every day, but don't understand much about how computers operate. When a computer stops working correctly, they typically take it to a retailer for repair or, if they’re fortunate, have a technically-minded friend or family member fix it.<br /></p><p>This book exists to equip you, the user, with the knowledge you need to start solving your own computer conundrums and—even better—to prevent them from happening in the first place.<br /></p><p>Here’s what you get:</p><ul><li>An overview of computer hardware and software and how they work together to make your computer run</li><li>A paradigm for how to stop being befuddled when something breaks and start repairing it instead</li><li>Instructions on maintaining your computer to keep it running smoothly, and things to do when it isn’t</li><li>A guide for purchasing a computer that fits your needs and budget</li><li>Over 30 high-resolution images to supplement explanations and how-to procedures</li><li>Troubleshooting guides for resolving many common technical issues</li><li>A list of trustworthy resources for resolving additional problems</li></ul><p>This book is written for users like you! Whether you want to save money by solving your own tech issues, rejuvenate an old computer, or simply learn more about technology, <em>How Computers Work and What to Do When They Don’t</em> is an invaluable resource!</p><br /><h4>Buy your copy today!</h4>
The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the...
by Heather Mac Donald

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English

Pages

288

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

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English

Pages

116

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>
Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men
by Alexandra Robbins

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Pledged</i> is back with an unprecedented fly-on-the-wall look inside fraternity houses from current brothers’ perspectives—and a fresh, riveting must-read about what it’s like to be a college guy today.</b><br />  <br /> Two real-life stories. One stunning twist. Meet Jake, a studious freshman weighing how far to go to find a brotherhood that will introduce him to lifelong friends and help conquer his social awkwardness; and Oliver, a hardworking chapter president trying to keep his misunderstood fraternity out of trouble despite multiple run-ins with the police.<br />  <br /> Their year-in-the-life stories help explain why students are joining fraternities in record numbers despite scandalous headlines. To find out what it’s like to be a fraternity brother in the twenty-first century, Robbins contacted hundreds of brothers whose chapters don’t make headlines—and who suggested that many fraternities can be healthy safe spaces for men.<br />  <br /> <i>Fraternity </i>is more than just a page-turning, character-driven read. It’s a vital book about the transition from boyhood to manhood; it brilliantly weaves psychology, current events, neuroscience, and interviews to explore the state of masculinity today, and what that means for students and their parents. It’s a different kind of story about college boys, a story in which they candidly discuss sex, friendship, social media, drinking, peer pressure, gender roles, and even porn. And it’s a book about boys at a vulnerable age, living on their own for perhaps the first time. Boys who, in a climate that can stigmatize them merely for being male, don’t necessarily want to navigate the complicated, coming-of-age journey to manhood alone.
Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disabil...
by Katie Rose Guest Pryal

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

July 24, 2018

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<b>“Pryal’s wit and humor shine through even as she tackles harrowing subjects, like living with depression and suicide. She shows us how important it is to make academia, and our world, more accessible for everyone. … This is not a book to miss.” -Kelly J. Baker, author of <i>Sexism Ed: Essays on Gender and Labor in Higher Education</i></b><br /><br /><b>Part of the Raven Books Critical Higher Education Series.</b><br /><br /><b>Academia isn’t an easy place to be if your brain isn’t quite right.</b><br /><br />Colleagues carelessly call each other “schizo” and “bipolar.” Another colleague is fired—easy enough to do these days, when most college teachers no longer have tenure—for “instability.” In these ways and many more, psychiatrically disabled people working in higher education are reminded every day that their privilege, their very livelihoods, can be stripped away by the groundless suspicions of others. Their lives can be, in an instant, interrupted.<br /><br />The essays in this book cover topics such as disclosure of disabilities, accommodations and accessibility, how to be a good abled friend to a disabled person, the trigger warnings debate, and more. Written for a popular audience, for those with disabilities and for those who want to learn more about living a disabled life, Life of the Mind Interrupted aims to make higher education, and the rest of our society, more humane.<br /><br /><b>"Pryal is one of the foremost writers of disability and higher education we have today." -Catherine J. Prendergast, Ph.D., Professor of Disability Studies</b>
Kindle Bestseller Publishing (2019): Publish a #1 Bestseller in t...
by Gundi Gabrielle

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English

Pages

210

Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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<h2>Write & Publish an Amazon Kindle Bestseller in the next 30 Days!</h2><br /><i>Updated 2019 Version!</i><br /><br />Sound to good to be true?<br /><br />Well, with the right strategy and proper research <i>before</i> you start, it is absolutely possible, even if:<br /><br />- you are not a writer<br /><br />- have no marketing experience<br /><br />- don’t have a large following yet<br /><br />As a <b>10-time #1 Bestselling & Top 100 Business Author</b>, Gundi knows a thing or two about writing & publishing bestsellers.<br /><br />All her books reached #1 within just a few days of publishing and over time, she developed a<br /><br /><h2>Step-by-Step, proven and easy-to-follow System</h2><br />that helped many first time authors around the world reach #1 within weeks and even beat out famous authors like Tim Ferriss, Hal Elrod, John Grisham and Liz Gilbert and - best of all - it can help YOU do the same!<br /><br /><br /><b>"Kindle Bestseller Publishing"</b> is part of the “The Sassy Way…..when you have NO CLUE!” series, that teaches Internet Marketing to total beginners.<br /><br />You might not think of Kindle Publishing as a marketing tool, but it is actually: <br /><br /><h2>One of the fastest, most efficient ways to build a following online!</h2><br /><br />For your blog, your social media platforms, your business or any service you are offering.<br /><br /><br />In addition, KINDLE PUBLISHING offers the following BENEFITS:<br /><br />- The <b>Prestige</b> of being a published - or even Bestselling - Author<br /><br />- Instant <b>Authority</b> in your Field<br /><br />- <b>New clients and customers on auto-pilot</b> who will trust you a lot more, because you have already proven yourself<br /><br />- <b>Passive Income</b><br /><br />- <b>Automatic List Building</b>. Email marketing is widely considered the most powerful marketing technique of all, more than Facebook and Google Ads combined. Publishing a book on Amazon can help you build your mailing list on auto-pilot - and Amazon even pays you to do it…..<br /><br />This book will teach you STEP-BY-STEP how to go from zero to published - and - possibly a Bestseller!<br /><br />It is NOT an in-depth WRITING COURSE although some basic instructions and tips are provided.<br /><br />“Kindle Bestseller Publishing” focuses on the Marketing aspects of publishing a book on Amazon and in particular, what it takes to reach Bestseller status - the “science” behind it.<br /><br />Important areas that will be covered include::<br /><br />- Researching <b>profitable Book Ideas</b><br /><br />- <b>Understanding Amazon’s Algorithm</b> and how new readers can find you<br /><br />- How to optimize your meta data, including your book title to <b>trigger Amazon’s algorithm to promote your book heavily</b><br /><br />- Category and Keyword Research and <b>how Bestseller ranking on Amazon works</b><br /><br />- How to market your book during Launch Week<br /><br />and much more….<br /><br /><h2>Are you ready to write and publish your first Bestseller?</h2><br /><br /><h2>Then, scroll back up now and hit the BUY Button</h2>
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>
APA: The Easy Way! (Updated for APA 6th edition)
by , Michele M. Pratt

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English

Pages

60

Publication Date

September 28, 2009

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This book simplifies the mechanics of conveying ideas in a<br />scholarly fashion.<br /><br />The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) provides a writing style that is used by<br />many academic and nonacademic institutions and publications.<br />However, this highly regarded manual is not specifically geared<br />toward scholarly academic writing...especially college term<br />papers. The authors of this book draw information from the<br />manual that is specific to academic writing and expand upon<br />it using set-up instructions and a sample paper. The end result<br />of this transformational process yields a useful guide that can<br />be used along with the actual manual for successful academic<br />writing.<br /><br />The handbook covers many detailed specifications of the APA<br />style...including in-text citations, source citations, and a sample<br />paper. It also sheds new light on the manual using step-by-step<br />processes and exemplification that enable readers to fulfill APA<br />rules and regulations while focusing on content, rather than the<br />format, of their academic research.

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