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The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Lea...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

202

Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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<h2><b>How to learn effectively when you have to be <i>both the teacher and student</i>. Work smarter and <i>save yourself countless hours.</i></b></h2> <br />Self-learning is not just about performing better in the classroom or the office. <b>It’s about being able to aim your life in whatever direction you choose and conquering the obstacles in front of you.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Replicable methods and insights to build expertise from ground zero.</b></h2><br /><u><b>The Science of Self-Learning</b></u> focuses not only on learning, but what it means to direct your own learning. Anyone can read a book, but what about more? You will learn to deconstruct a topic and then construct your own syllabus and plan. <b>Gathering information, initial research, having a dialogue with new information - unlock these skills and you will unlock your life.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Make complex topics painless and less intimidating to approach and break down.</b></h2> <br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Develop habits and skills to fulfill your career or hobby goals.</b></h2><br />•Understand the learning success pyramid and how self-regulation and confidence impact learning.<br />•<b>How to stay motivated in tedious and tiring learning.</b><br />•The SQ3R Method and conversing with information.<br /><br /><h2><b>Science-based methods to help your brain absorb and retain more.</b></h2><br />•Speed reading and comprehension.<br />•<b>How to plan and schedule like Benjamin Franklin.</b><br />•How to extract information like juice from an orange.<br /><br /><h2><b>Most people have multiple careers in their lives. Self-learning is how you keep up and adapt.</b></h2> <br />The only thing that is given in life is that it will change. Seasons change. Moods change. You will change. Whatever happens, you will need to adapt to your new circumstances. Survival of the fittest isn’t just something that exists in science textbooks - it’s what happens in every phase of your life. <b>The ability to learn is what determines whether you sink or swim.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Gain the competitive edge and upgrade yourself by learning how to learn: scroll up and click the BUY NOW button.</b></h2> <br />
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
by Benjamin Dreyer

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • “An essential (and delightful!)”* guide to writing from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus—in the tradition of <i>The Elements of Style</i></b><br /><br /><b>*<i>People </i>(Book of the Week)</b><br /></b><br /> We all write, all the time: books, blogs, emails. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help.<br /><br /> As Random House’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward.<br /><br /> As authoritative as it is amusing, <i>Dreyer’s English</i> offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it’s OK to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including “very,” “rather,” “of course,” and the dreaded “actually.” Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right (sometimes) and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them.”<br /><br /> And yes: “Only godless savages eschew the series comma.”<br /><br /> Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Dreyer<b><i>’s </i></b>English<br /></i></b><br />“Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of <i>Dreyer’s English</i>.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> “Destined to become a classic.”<b>—<i>The Millions</i></b><br /><br /> “Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He’ll entertain you while he’s at it.”<b>—<i>Newsday</i> (What to Read This Week)</b>
Kiss My Asterisk: A Feisty Guide to Punctuation and Grammar
by Jenny Baranick

Language

English

Pages

177

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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Grammar has finally let its hair down! Unlike uptight grammar books that overwhelm us with every single grammar rule, <I>Kiss My Asterisk</I> is like a bikini: it’s fun, flirty, and covers only the most important bits. Its lessons, which are 100 percent free of complicated grammar jargon, have been carefully selected to include today’s most common, noticeable errors—the ones that confuse our readers or make them wonder if we are, in fact, smarter than a fifth grader. What is the proper use of an apostrophe? When should an ellipsis be used instead of an em dash? Why do we capitalize President Obama but not “the president”? And why is that question mark placed outside of the end quote?<BR><BR>Author Jenny Baranick is an English professor whose students can’t believe she’s actually that into grammar. Upon experiencing the joys of grammar at an early age, raising grammar awareness became Jenny’s raison d’être. By spreading her remarkably user-friendly and hilarious approach to grammar, she hopes everyone will experience the satisfaction of a properly placed comma, a precisely used semicolon, and a correctly deployed en dash.<BR><BR><I>Kiss My Asterisk</I> shows grammar as it’s never been seen before: uncomplicated, laugh-out-loud funny, and, dare we say, a little risqué.
Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deceptio...
by , Don Tennant

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

July 17, 2012

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<p><b>Three former CIA officers—among the world's foremost authorities on recognizing deceptive behavior—share their proven techniques for uncovering a lie</b></p><p>Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences.</p><p>As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world's best at recognizing deceptive behavior. <i>Spy the Lie </i>chronicles the captivating story of how they used a methodology Houston developed to detect deception in the counterterrorism and criminal investigation realms, and shows how these techniques can be applied in our daily lives.</p><p>Through fascinating anecdotes from their intelligence careers, the authors teach readers how to recognize deceptive behaviors, both verbal and nonverbal, that we all tend to display when we respond to questions untruthfully. For the first time, they share with the general public their methodology and their secrets to the art of asking questions that elicit the truth.</p><br /><br /><p><i>Spy the Lie</i> is a game-changer. You may never read another book that has a more dramatic impact on your career, your relationships, or your future.</p>
It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Wr...
by June Casagrande

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

July 14, 2010

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Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence. But too many writers—and writing guides—overlook this most important unit. The result? Manuscripts that will never be published and writing careers that will never begin. <br /> <br />In this wickedly humorous manual, language columnist June Casagrande uses grammar and syntax to show exactly what makes some sentences great—and other sentences suck. <br /> <br />With chapters on “Conjunctions That Kill” and “Words Gone Wild,” this lighthearted guide is perfect for anyone who’s dead serious about writing, from aspiring novelists to nonfiction writers, conscientious students to cheeky literati. So roll up your sleeves and prepare to craft one bold, effective sentence after another. Your readers will thank you.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
by Melvyn Bragg

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

April 01, 2011

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Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent adventure, full of jealousy, intrigue, and war—against a hoard of invaders, all armed with their own conquering languages, which bit by bit, the speakers of English absorbed and made their own.<BR><BR> Along the way, its colorful story takes in a host of remarkable people, places, and events: the Norman invasion of England in 1066; the arrival of <I>The Canterbury Tales</I> and a “coarse” playwright named William Shakespeare, who added 2,000 words to the language; the songs of slaves; the words of Davy Crockett; and the Lewis and Clark expedition, which led to hundreds of new words as the explorers discovered unknown flora and fauna. <I>The Adventure of English</I> is an enthralling story not only of power, religion, and trade, but also of a people and how they changed the world.
Build a Better Brain: Using Everyday Neuroscience to Train Your B...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

254

Publication Date

January 18, 2019

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<h2><b>Neuroscience made simple: practical methods to rewire your brain and take control of your thoughts, actions, and inner voice.</b></h2><br />Despite our best efforts, most of the time, we act without thinking. We make poor decisions. But this isn’t our fault! It’s just how our brains are programmed. Now, you don’t have to be a scientist to understand how to use your brain’s instincts to your advantage instead of your downfall.<br /><br /><h2><b>Understand your brain; change it; shape it; master it.</b></h2><br /><b><u>Build a Better Brain</u></b> has one goal: to help you improve your life by understanding how your brain works, and taking advantage of it. Put simply, your brain still thinks it is 10,000 BC, and this has the potential to sabotage you on a daily basis. <br /><br />This book is a deep look into the roots of conscious and unconscious behavior. It’s your introduction to neuroscience, but written for non-scientists and packed with advice. <b>At the end of the day, this book is a guide for how to rewire your brain for optimal performance and happiness.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Learn to create real neural growth on a daily basis. Increase your mental speed, think quicker, and make better decisions.</b></h2><br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. Oddly enough, neuroscience was his favorite class in school, and he has found how to apply that same information to real life situations.<br /><br /><h2><b>Control your impulses, anxious unconscious, and fears. Click the BUY NOW button to harness your mental potential.</b></h2><br />•The physiological origins of your behavior and how to shape them.<br />•<b>How habits - good and bad alike - are completely within your control.</b><br />•Neuroplasticity in all its forms, and how to harness it for discipline and motivation.<br />•<b>Guiding principles for neural growth and networking.</b><br /><br /><H2><b>Improve everything you felt was simply impossible to change. Stop acting against your own interests and create intentional action.</b></h2><br />Start living the life you want, and don’t be a slave to your brain. This is what allows you to overcome fear and anxiety, and allows you to cultivate confidence and boldness. <br /><br /><H2><b>Optimize your brain and optimize your life - scroll up and click the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of the screen.</b></h2>
The Art of Clear Thinking: Mental Models for Better Reasoning, Ju...
by Patrick King

Language

English

Pages

204

Publication Date

March 08, 2019

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<h2><b>Think smarter, better, and faster. Clear thinking is the key to truth, wisdom, and knowledge.</b></h2><br />Whether it’s from ourselves or others, we rarely see the world as it really is. We aren’t able to think clearly. We build our beliefs on lies, assumptions, and deceptions. This ends now.<br /><br /><H2><b>Practical methods to never be fooled, stop making mistakes, and avoid traps. </b></h2><br /><b><u>The Art of Clear Thinking</u></b> takes an in-depth look at the everyday illusions we come across, and how to defeat them once and for all. What makes us jump to conclusions, evaluate incorrectly, and consistently make errors when we should know better? Why do we act against our own interests so frequently?<br /><br />It’s just how we’re wired. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. This book gives you the tools to clear the fog from your eyes and simply <b>think smarter</b>. <br /><br /><h2><b>Practical methods to instantly be quick-witted, more insightful, and think more critically.</b></h2> <br />Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. He has sold over a million books. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. <br /><br /><h2><b>Discover and avoid biases, blind spots, and poor logic.</b></h2><br />•The key to intellectual honesty and the biggest obstacle (that you control).<br />•<b>Just how flawed and biased your perceptions, perspectives, and feelings are.</b><br />•Real logic and the fake logic people try to use to fool you.<br />•<b>How to think independently without being influenced by others.</b><br />•Principles from some of history’s greatest thinkers: Descartes, Darwin, Einstein, and more.<br /><br /><h1><b>Scroll up to and click BUY NOW to take your blinders off and become the smartest person around.</b></h1> <br />
On Speaking Well
by Peggy Noonan

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 14, 2010

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For anyone who fears the thought of writing and giving a speech--be it to business associates, or at a wedding--help is at hand. Acclaimed presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan shares her secrets to becoming a confidence, persuasive speaker demystifying topics including: <p></p><ul><li> Finding you own authentic voice <p></p></li><li> Developing a text that interest you <p></p></li><li> Acing the all-important first paragraph <p></p></li><li> Using logic to move your audience <p></p></li><li> Creating, developing, and reinventing the "core speech" for diverse audiences <p></p></li><li> Strengthening your speech with a vital element: humor <p></p></li><li> Winnowing your thought down to the essentials <p></p></li><li> Handling professional jargon, clichés, and the sound bite syndrome <p></p></li><li> Presenting your speech in the best way <p></p></li><li> Collecting intellectual income--conversing your speech treasures <p></p></li><li> Breaking all the rules and still succeeding <p></p></li><li> Reading for inspiration--how to use the excellence of others</li></ul><p> Complete with lessons, tips and memorable examples, <em>On Speaking Well</em> shows us how to create forceful, persuasive, relevant speeches that will resonate with our audiences. Engaging, informative, and always entertaining, this is undoubtedly the authoritative how-to guide for anyone writing or giving a speech</p>
Holy Cow!: Doggerel, Catnaps, Scapegoats, Foxtrots, and Horse Fea...
by Boze Hadleigh

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

May 12, 2015

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We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take them for granted or remain ignorant of the fascinating stories and facts behind them.<BR><BR>Spanning the entire animal kingdom, <I>Holy Cow!</I> explains:<BR><BR> Why hot dogs are named after canines. Why people talk turkey or go cold turkey.<BR> Why curiosity killed the cat, although dogs are more curious about us.<BR> Why letting the cat out of the bag originally referred to a duped shopper.<BR> What a horse of another color is, what horsefeathers politely alludes to, why a mule is a lady’s slipper, and what horseradish has to do with horses.<BR> Why the combination of humans and cows probably led to capitalism—its name from Latin for head, as in heads of cows.<BR> Why holy cow and sacred cow have almost opposite meanings.<BR> Whether people actually chewed the fat or ate crow (and why it’s a crowbar).<BR> How a hog became a motorcycle and a chick a young woman.<BR> What happens to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. What buck has to do with being naked. Why the birds and the bees. <BR> Why a piggy bank and why one feeds the kitty.<BR> What lame ducks have to do with U.S. presidents.<BR> How red herring came about via activists opposed to fox hunting.<BR> Where snake oil, popular in the 1800s and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, came from.<BR> That the proverbial fly in the ointment goes back to the Bible’s Ecclesiastes (10:1).<BR> How Swiss watchmakers created teensy-weensy coaches for fleas to pull in flea circuses.<BR> And much—much!—more. <BR><BR>Don't be a lame duck and get this book!

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