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Designing Efficient BPM Applications: A Process-Based Guide for Beginners

by Antoine Mottier Christine Mckinty

Looking for efficiency gains in your business? If you're a business analyst, this practical guide will show you how to design effective business process management (BPM) applications. Every business uses business processes--these everyday tasks help you gain and retain customers, stay profitable, and keep your operations infrastructure functioning.BPM specialists Christine McKinty and Antoine Mottier show you step-by-step how to turn a simple business procedure into an automated, process-based application. Using hands-on examples, you'll quickly learn how to create an online process that's easy to use. Each chapter builds on earlier material.You don't have to have any programming experience to design business processes--and if you have skills in designing workflows and understanding human interactions with processes, you already have a headstart.Through the course of this book, you will:Build a prototype of an application pageCreate the most frequent use flow in a process, and define the data modelGenerate real process forms and produce the first version of the applicationConnect your application to external information systems, and then build and test the complete application

Jewish Holiday Cooking: A Food Lover's Treasury of Classics and Improvisations

by Jayne Cohen

In Jewish Holiday Cooking, Jayne Cohen shares a wide-ranging collection of traditional Jewish recipes, as well as inventive new creations and contemporary variations on the classic dishes. For home cooks, drawing from the rich traditions of Jewish history when cooking for the holidays can be a daunting task. Jewish Holiday Cooking comes to the rescue with recipes drawn from Jayne Cohen's first book, The Gefilte Variations -- called an "outstanding debut" by Publisher's Weekly -- as well as over 100 new recipes and information on cooking for the holidays. More than just a cookbook, this is the definitive guide to celebrating the Jewish holidays. Cohen provides practical advice and creative suggestions on everything from setting a Seder table with ritual objects to accommodating vegan relatives. The book is organized around the major Jewish holidays and includes nearly 300 recipes and variations, plus suggested menus tailored to each occasion, all conforming to kosher dietary laws. Chapters include all eight of the major Jewish holidays -- Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, and Shavuot -- and the book is enlivened throughout with captivating personal reminiscences and tales from Jewish lore as well as nostalgic black and white photography from Cohen's own family history.

Great Balls of Cheese

by Michelle Buffardi

Remember the nut-covered, pink-colored cheese balls served at grandma's house for the holidays? Well, these are not your grandma's cheese balls. Updated for contemporary tastes, Michelle Buffardi's cheese balls come in both savory and sweet flavors, like cheddar, blue cheese, and Buffalo wing sauce, or Bing cherry, rum, and pecan. And cheese balls are just part of the story. Many of the recipes, photographed in gorgeous full color, are in adorable shapes for all kinds of occasions, such as an Easter egg, Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ornament, or a football for a Super Bowl party. Other designs are just plain fun, like the Nacho Cat, a Wise and Cheesy Owl, or one that looks like a pizza fresh from the oven. There is so much interest in bringing old-fashioned foods back into style, and this is no exception. Perfect for food lovers with crafty flair or anyone who loves to entertain, this book, with more than fifty inventive recipes and designs, is sure to be turned to again and again.

CliffsNotes on Wharton's The Age of Innocence

by Susan Van Kirk

Get the most from great literature with CliffsNotes, the original study guides.Written exclusively by experienced teachers and educators, CliffsNotes are the resource of choice for today's students. These user-friendly guides make studying a snap - with visual icons flagging key themes, literary devices, and more.Inside you'll find valuable insights on Wharton's The Age of Innocence, including:Brief overall synopsisChapter-by-chapter summariesClear explanations and analysisCharacter map-who's who at a glanceCharacter analysis (Newland Archer, May Welland Archer, Countess Ellen Olenska, Mrs. Manson Mingott)Concise discussion of major themesSpecial essay on the book's themes, including personal freedom, values, and social codesReview Q&As and quote IDsEssay questions and practice projectsGlossaries of key words and terms

The Pure Gold Baby: A Novel

by Margaret Drabble

"Achingly wise . . . Admirers of Marilynne Robinson will find themselves very much at home in this book." --Wall Street Journal Jessica Speight, an anthropologist in 1960s London, is at the beginning of a promising academic career when an affair leaves her a single mother. Anna is delightful--a pure gold baby. But as it becomes clear that Anna is not a normal child, the book circles questions of responsibility, potential, even age, with Margaret Drabble's characteristic intelligence and wit. Told from the point of view of Jess's fellow mothers, The Pure Gold Baby is a movingly intimate look at the unexpected transformations at the heart of motherhood.

Guapa

by Saleem Haddad

A debut novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and social upheaval. Rasa spends his days translating for Western journalists and pining for the nights when he can sneak his lover, Taymour, into his room. One night Rasa's grandmother -- the woman who raised him -- catches them in bed together. The following day Rasa is consumed by the search for his best friend Maj, a fiery activist and drag queen star of the underground bar, Guapa, who has been arrested by the police. Ashamed to go home and face his grandmother, and reeling from the potential loss of the three most important people in his life, Rasa roams the city's slums and prisons, the lavish weddings of the country's elite, and the bars where outcasts and intellectuals drink to a long-lost revolution. Each new encounter leads him closer to confronting his own identity, as he revisits his childhood and probes the secrets that haunt his family. As Rasa confronts the simultaneous collapse of political hope and his closest personal relationships, he is forced to discover the roots of his alienation and try to re-emerge into a society that may never accept him.

The Drew + Fable Series 4-Book Bundle

by Monica Murphy

Discover the series that became a bestselling phenomenon for Monica Murphy, who has won raves from Katy Evans, Jay Crownover, and K. A. Tucker. Drew and Fable are from different worlds--until a provocative stunt pulls them together and changes everything. Their story unfolds over two novels before shifting focus to their friends and family in books three and four. Full of searing chemistry, exquisite angst, and mind-blowing twists, this addictive ebook bundle begs to be read straight through. ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND SECOND CHANCE BOYFRIEND THREE BROKEN PROMISES FOUR YEARS LATER Temporary. That's the word I'd use to describe my life right now. I'm temporarily working double shifts--at least until I can break free. I'm temporarily raising my little brother--since apparently our actual mother doesn't give a crap about either of us. And I always end up as nothing but the temporary girlfriend--the flavor of the week for every guy who's heard the rumor that I give it up so easily. At least Drew Callahan, college football legend and local golden boy, is upfront about it. He needs someone to play the part of his girlfriend for one week. In exchange for cash. As if that's not weird enough, ever since he brought me into his world, nothing really makes sense. Everyone hates me. Everyone wants something from him. And yet the only thing Drew seems to want is . . . me. I don't know what to believe anymore. Drew is sweet, sexy, and hiding way more secrets than I am. All I know is, I want to be there for him--permanently.

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

by Julia Serano

In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations-both pre- and post-transition-to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole.Serano's well-honed arguments and reputation as a thought-leader stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive, and how this "feminine" weakness exists only to attract and appease male desire. In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity-in all of its wondrous forms.

The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin

by Tracey Helton Mitchell

After surviving nearly a decade of heroin abuse and hard living on the streets of San Francisco's Tenderloin District, Tracey Helton Mitchell decided to get clean for good. With raw honesty and a poignant perspective on life that only comes from starting at rock bottom, The Big Fix tells her story of transformation from homeless heroin addict to stable mother of three-and the hard work and hard lessons that got her there. Rather than dwelling on the pain of addiction, Tracey focuses on her journey of recovery and rebuilding her life, while exposing the failings of the American rehab system and laying out a path for change. Starting with the first step in her recovery, Tracey re-learns how to interact with men, build new friendships, handle money, and rekindle her relationship with her mother, all while staying sober, sharp, and dedicated to her future. A decidedly female story of addiction, The Big Fix describes the unique challenges faced by women caught in the grip of substance abuse, such as the toxic connection between drug addition and prostitution. Tracey's story of hope, hard work, and rehabilitation will inspire anyone who has been affected by substance abuse while offering hope for a better future.

The Happiness Equation

by Neil Pasricha

What's the formula for a happy life? Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a Walmart executive, a New York Times-bestselling author, and a husband and dad. After selling more than a million copies of his Book of Awesome series, he now shifts his focus from observation to application. In The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing, do anything, and have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction, you simply haven't unlocked the 9 Secrets to Happiness. Each secret takes a common ideal, flips it on its head, and casts it in a completely new light. Pasricha then goes a step further by providing step-by-step guidelines and hand-drawn scribbles that illustrate exactly how to apply each secret to live a happier life today. Controversial? Maybe. Counterintuitive? Definitely. The Happiness Equation will teach you such principles as: · Why success doesn't lead to happiness · How to make more money than a Harvard MBA · Why multitasking is a myth · How eliminating options leads to more choice The Happiness Equation is a book that will change how you think about everything--your time, your career, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness.

One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

by C. Kavin Rowe

In this groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary work of philosophy and biblical studies, New Testament scholar C. Kavin Rowe explores the promise and problems inherent in engaging rival philosophical claims to what is true. Juxtaposing the Roman Stoics Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius with the Christian saints Paul, Luke, and Justin Martyr, and incorporating the contemporary views of Jeffrey Stout, Alasdair McIntyre, Charles Taylor, Martha Nussbaum, Pierre Hadot, and others, the author suggests that in a world of religious pluralism there is negligible gain in sampling from separate belief systems. This thought-provoking volume reconceives the relationship between ancient philosophy and emergent Christianity as a rivalry between strong traditions of life and offers powerful arguments for the exclusive commitment to a community of belief and a particular form of philosophical life as the path to existential truth.

The Love and Lemons Cookbook

by Jeanine Donofrio

Sometimes all you need is a little spark of inspiration to change up your regular cooking routine. The Love & Lemons Cookbook features more than one hundred simple recipes that help you turn your farmers market finds into delicious meals. The beloved Love & Lemons blog has attracted buzz from everyone from bestselling author Heidi Swanson to Saveur Magazine, who awarded the blog Best Cooking Blog of 2014. Organized by ingredient, The Love & Lemons Cookbook teaches readers how to make beautiful food with what's on hand, whether it's a bunch of rainbow-colored heirloom carrots from the farmers market or a four-pound cauliflower that just shows up in a CSA box. The book also features resources to show readers how to stock their pantry, gluten-free and vegan options for many of the recipes, as well as ideas on mixing and matching ingredients, so that readers always have something new to try.Stunningly designed and efficiently organized, The Love & Lemons Cookbook is a resource that you will use again and again.From the Hardcover edition.

The Importance Of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays

by Harry G. Frankfurt

This volume is a collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind. The essays deal with such central topics as freedom of the will, moral responsibility, the concept of a person, the structure of the will, the nature of action, the constitution of the self, and the theory of personal ideals. By focusing on the distinctive nature of human freedom, Professor Frankfurt is ale to explore fundamental problems of what it is to be a person and of what one should care about in life.

Aging: Concepts And Controversies

by Harry R. Moody Jennifer R. Sasser

Presenting current research in an innovative format, Harry Moody and Jennifer Sasser's Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Using their extensive expertise, the authors provide a thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy sections, demonstrating the close links between concepts and controversies in these broad areas of aging: health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.

Writing For Television, Radio, And New Media

by Robert L. Hilliard

You can trust Hilliard's WRITING FOR TELEVISION, RADIO, AND NEW MEDIA to provide you with thorough and up-to-date coverage of the principles, techniques, and approaches of writing for television, radio, and the Internet. You'll learn about writing for a variety of formats, such as commercials, news and sports, documentaries, reality programs, talk shows, interviews, music programs, and drama and sitcoms. The book's comprehensive content, excellent organization, attention to form, and good examples ensure that you will be well trained for a career in the field.

Philosophical Investigations

by Ludwig Wittgenstein P. M. S. Hacker Joachim Schulte G.E.M. Anscombe

Incorporating significant editorial changes from earlier editions, the fourth edition of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is the definitive en face German-English version of the most important work of 20th-century philosophy The extensively revised English translation incorporates many hundreds of changes to Anscombe's original translation.

Uneasy Partners: Big Business In American Politics, 1945-1990

by Kim Mcquaid

"Businessmen are politicians in America," writes Kim McQuaid, "and politicians are businessmen. " Today, in areas as diverse as home mortgages, high technology, and Smart Bombs, the private and public sectors are working together to perform tasks that each is unable to do alone. In Uneasy Partners McQuaid surveys the close ties that have formed between big business and government in the period from World War II to the present. Government needs business, McQuaid explains, to make and implement key economic and business-related decisions. Business needs government to gain advantages over labor and markets. The defining characteristics of this business-government relationship form the focal point for each of the book's chapters. McQuaid first examines the 1945-60 transition period, discussing Eisenhower's domestic policies, foreign aid, and the oil market. He explores the rapid expansion of government under the Democratic administrations of the 1960s. He discusses the Republican retrenchment and the Reagan administration's pro-business agenda in the 1980s. Finally he assesses the legacy of the Reagan policies and evaluates the current U. S. position in the world economy.

Media Ethics: Issues And Cases

by Philip Patterson Lee Wilkins

Media Ethics is a diverse, classroom tested compilation of 60 diverse cases that will help students prepare for the ethical situations they will confront in their media careers. Ninety percent of the cases are based on actual events, and authors from many institutions and media outlets contributed both real-life and hypothetical cases. There is a strong focus on ethical theory and practice throughout the book, which works well as both a main text in a media ethics course, and in an "across the curriculum" approach in other media courses.

Taking Sides: Clashing Views On Moral Issues

by Owen M. Smith Anne Collins Smith

The Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill Create(tm) includes current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills.

Free Grace Soteriology

by David R. Anderson James S. Reitman

While nearly all branches of Christianity would lay claim to grace as the primary foundation for our future in heaven, there is wide divergence of opinion on just what that means. The author holds that grace is a free gift with no strings attached, in contrast to Arminian or Calvinistic soteriology which add requirements on the "front end" or "back end" of salvation.

The Riverside Reader

by Joseph F. Trimmer Maxine Hairston

The seventh edition of The Riverside Reader, like its predecessors, presents essays by acknowledged masters of prose style, including George Orwell, Flannery O'Connor, and Maya Angelou, along with many new voices such as Judith Ortiz Cofer, Natalie Angier, John Berendt, and Wendy Lesser. Almost half of the selections are new to this edition. As always, introductions, readings, study questions, and writing assignments are simple, clear, and cogent.

Marketing Analytics: Strategic Models And Metrics

by Stephan Sorger

Marketing Analytics: Strategic Models and Metrics offers marketing students and professionals a practical guide to strategic decision models and marketing metrics. The tools described in the book will aid marketers in making intelligent decisions to drive revenue and results in their organizations. The book contains a wealth of information on marketing analytics.

The Messages Workbook: Powerful Strategies For Effective Communication At Work And Home

by Patrick Fanning Martha Davis Kim Paleg

Simply put, skill at communicating with others is the single largest determinant of anyone's happiness, and success. Rewarding and lucrative careers, strong and lasting friendships, meaningful and satisfying romance all hang on this one uniquely human ability. You need strong communication skills to survive. The better able you are to communicate with others, the happier and more successful you will be.

The Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective

by Robert I. Krasner Teri Shors

Microbes play a highly significant role in our daily lives as agents of infectious disease and are a major public health concern. The third edition of The Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective addresses this topic and has been extensively revised and updated with the latest data in a fast-paced field. It focuses on human-microbe interactions and considers bacterial, viral, prion, protozoan, fungal and helminthic (worm) diseases. A chapter on beneficial aspects of microbes makes it clear that not all microbes are disease producers and that microbes are necessary for the sustenance of life on Earth. The response of the immune system, concepts of epidemiology, and measures of control from the individual to the international level to thwart potentially life-threatening epidemics are described. Sections on fungi and fungal diseases are new. The third edition includes new and contemporary information on vaccinations, antibiotic resistant microbes, practical disinfection information, virotherapy and emerging diseases. New boxes throughout the text feature items of human interest such as big and bizarre viruses, probiotics, rats, and synthetic biology.

Literature For Life

by X. J. Kennedy Nina Revoyr Dana Gioia

Literature for Life: A Thematic Introduction to Reading and Writing as both its title and content suggests, forges a close relationship between students' reading and life experiences--the texts used are accessible, grounded, relatable, and meaningful. There's enough range to suit instructors of many backgrounds, experiences, and strengths and to encourage instructors to better teaching and students to better learning. Literature for Life is organized around seven enduring themes: Families, Love, Life's Journeys, Individual and Society, Personal Identity, Nature and the Environment, and War and Peace. Each theme is divided into clusters that provide instructors with useful teaching units.

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