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Blue Mind

by Wallace J. Nichols Céline Cousteau

A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success.BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.

On a Stick!

by Matt Armendariz

Why do the world's most delicious foods taste even better served on a stick? Author and photographer Matt Armendariz answers the question with dozens of delightful recipes for party food, street-cart food, junk food, and more. From elegant hors d'oeuvres to humble everyday fare, it's all here: * deep-fried mac 'n' cheese * s'mores * antipasti * bacon-wrapped shrimp * fudge puppies * fish and chips...and more!Plus tricks for using sticks and skewers like cocktail picks, sugarcane, and fresh rosemary, ideas for entertaining, and quick and easy recipes for delicious homemade marinades, dips, and sauces. See for yourself why everything tastes better On a Stick!

Technical Notes and Manuals

by International Monetary Fund

This technical note analyzes tax administration in small economies. Choosing the right organization structure is a key component of any program of tax administration reform and modernization. It creates a solid platform from which all other enhancements can follow. Organizations and agencies involved in providing advice to governments on modern tax administration have developed principles that should drive decisions on organization structure. This note describes the general principles of tax administration organization. Characteristics of tax administration in small and microeconomies are also elaborated.

Technical Notes and Manuals

by International Monetary Fund

This technical note analyzes tax administration in small economies. Choosing the right organization structure is a key component of any program of tax administration reform and modernization. It creates a solid platform from which all other enhancements can follow. Organizations and agencies involved in providing advice to governments on modern tax administration have developed principles that should drive decisions on organization structure. This note describes the general principles of tax administration organization. Characteristics of tax administration in small and microeconomies are also elaborated.

Technical Notes and Manuals

by International Monetary Fund

This technical note analyzes tax administration in small economies. Choosing the right organization structure is a key component of any program of tax administration reform and modernization. It creates a solid platform from which all other enhancements can follow. Organizations and agencies involved in providing advice to governments on modern tax administration have developed principles that should drive decisions on organization structure. This note describes the general principles of tax administration organization. Characteristics of tax administration in small and microeconomies are also elaborated.

Technical Notes and Manuals

by International Monetary Fund

This technical note analyzes tax administration in small economies. Choosing the right organization structure is a key component of any program of tax administration reform and modernization. It creates a solid platform from which all other enhancements can follow. Organizations and agencies involved in providing advice to governments on modern tax administration have developed principles that should drive decisions on organization structure. This note describes the general principles of tax administration organization. Characteristics of tax administration in small and microeconomies are also elaborated.

Technical Notes and Manuals

by International Monetary Fund

This note addresses the following main issues:- Statistical definitions of government (Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001)- Institutional structure of government and public sector- What is a precise definition of government and why it is relevant- Potential pitfalls of lacking a precise definition of government- Definitions of government in IMF-supported programs- Applications for fiscal rules and other fiscal policy design

Technical Notes and Manuals

by International Monetary Fund

This technical note and manual (TNM) addresses the following main issues: -Interaction between treasury cash management and monetary policy operations within the wider context of the respective economic responsibilities of the ministry of finance and the central bank. -Institutional arrangements for an effective relationship between the treasury and the central bank. -Contractual arrangements between the treasury and the central bank for the provision of banking and other services. This document will be particularly relevant to developing countries that are reforming cash management operations or contemplating more active cash management; or where there are operational policy differences between the treasury and the central bank.

Technical Notes and Manuals

by International Monetary Fund

Many developing and emerging countries do not fully pass-through increases in international fuel prices to domestic retail prices, with adverse consequences for fuel tax revenues and tax volatility. The adoption of an automatic fuel pricing mechanism can help to address this problem, and the incorporation of a price smoothing mechanism can ensure pass-through over the medium term but also avoid sharp increases (and decreases) in domestic prices. This technical note addresses the following issues: (i) the design of an automatic fuel pricing mechanism; (ii) the incorporation of domestic price smoothing and resulting tradeoffs; (iii) the transition from ad hoc pricing adjustments to an automatic mechanism; and (iv) policies to support this transition and the maintenance of an automatic mechanism. A standardized template for simulating and evaluating the implications of alternative pricing mechanisms for price and fiscal volatility is available on request.

Technical Notes and Manuals

by International Monetary Fund

This technical note analyzes tax administration in small economies. Choosing the right organization structure is a key component of any program of tax administration reform and modernization. It creates a solid platform from which all other enhancements can follow. Organizations and agencies involved in providing advice to governments on modern tax administration have developed principles that should drive decisions on organization structure. This note describes the general principles of tax administration organization. Characteristics of tax administration in small and microeconomies are also elaborated.

Technical Notes and Manuals

by Emmanuel Mathias Bert Feys

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

IMF Staff Discussion Note

by Ananthakrishnan Prasad Zsofia Arvai Kentaro Katayama

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

IMF Staff Discussion Note, No: 15/12

by International Monetary Fund

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Finanzas & Desarrollo

by International Monetary Fund

'Crisis Shakes Europe: Stark Choices Ahead' looks at the harsh toll of the crisis on both Europe's advanced and emerging economies because of the global nature of the shocks that have hit both the financial sector and the real economy, and because of Europe's strong regional and global trade links. Marek Belka, Director of the IMF's European Department, writes in our lead article that beyond the immediate need for crisis management, Europe must revisit the frameworks on which the European Union is based because many have been revealed to be flawed or missing. But in many respects, one key European institution has proved its mettle--the euro. Both Charles Wyplosz and Barry Eichengreen discuss the future of the common currency. Also in this issue, IMF economists rank the current recession as the most severe in the postwar period; John Lipsky, the Fund's First Deputy Managing Director, examines the IMF's role in a postcrisis world; and Giovanni Dell'Ariccia assesses what we have learned about how to manage asset price booms to prevent the bust that has caused such havoc. In addition, we talk to Oxford economist Paul Collier about how to help low-income countries during the current crisis, while Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, writes about how African policymakers can prepare to take advantage of a global economic recovery. 'Picture This' looks at what happens when aggressive monetary policy combats a crisis; 'Back to Basics' gives a primer on fiscal policy; and 'Data Spotlight' takes a look at the recent large swings in commodity prices.

Finanzas & Desarrollo

by International Monetary Fund

Young people, hardest hit by the global economic downturn, are speaking out and demanding change. F&D looks at the need to urgently address the challenges facing youth and create opportunities for them. Harvard professor David Bloom lays out the scope of the problem and emphasizes the importance of listening to young people in "Youth in the Balance. " "Making the Grade" looks at how to teach today's young people what they need to get jobs. IMF Deputy Managing Director, Nemat Shafik shares her take on the social and economic consequences of youth unemployment in our "Straight Talk" column. "Scarred Generation" looks at the effects the global economic crisis had on young workers in advanced economies, and we hear directly from young people across the globe in "Voices of Youth. " Renminbi's rise, financial system regulation, and boosting GDP by empowering women. Also in the magazine, we examine the rise of the Chinese currency, look at the role of the credit rating agencies, discuss how to boost the empowerment of women, and present our primer on macroprudential regulation, seen as increasingly important to financial stability. People in economics - C. Fred Bergsten, American Globalist Back to basics - The multi-dimensional role of banks in our financial systems.

Finances & Développement

by Fonds monétaire international

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Finances & Développement

by International Monetary Fund

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Her Brother's Keeper

by Beth Wiseman

Charlotte came to Amish country to find answers. What she never expected to find was peace. Charlotte Dolinsky is not above playing dress-up and telling a few lies to find out what happened to her only brother. In fact, that is exactly what she's come to Lancaster County to do. Now, calling herself Mary and slipping on a kapp, Charlotte will lie her way into the confidence of anyone who knows why Ethan had to die. Unless she gets found out first. But when Charlotte befriends a quiet Amish man named Isaac Miller, she begins to rethink her motives. And with a little help from a friend back home, Charlotte might find out that love comes packaged in ways she couldn't have foreseen. Isaac's been caring for his cancer-stricken father and sympathizing with his frustrated mother for three difficult years. And that means he hasn't been dating. He believes Hannah King is the woman for him, but Hannah is still grieving the loss of her fiancé, and Isaac has all he can handle on the farm. When Hannah's family plays host to a woman named Mary, their new cousin shakes things up for all of them. As Charlotte digs deeper into the mystery of Ethan's death, she finds more than she'd bargained for in the community he once called home. But will she ever learn the truth? And what will the community--and her new family--do if they learn the truth about her?

The Years

by Virginia Woolf

2013 Reprint of 1947 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "The Years" was published in 1937 and is the last book she published in her lifetime. It traces the history of the genteel Pargiter family from the 1880s to the "present day" of the mid-1930s. "Mrs. Woolf's novel, her first since "The Waves" of 1931, is rich and lovely with the poetry of life. It might be called a chronicle novel, since it begins in 1880 and ends in the present day, or a "family" novel, since it narrates the fortunes of the large and representative Pargiter family. But it eludes both classifications. Though the founder of the present family, old Colonel Pargiter, who lost two fingers in the Indian Mutiny--is, in habit and class, a bit of a Forsyte, there is nothing of the careful solidity of Galsworthy's saga, with its verifiable genealogy, interludes and corroborative detail. "The Years" neither retreat into history nor knock at the future. They are there as something done, and something still existing, as Martin picking up his cousin Sally from St. Paul's and carrying her off to lunch at a City chop house, and then to a famous walk to the Serpentine; or Eleanor, the best prototype of Mrs. Woolf's Betty Flanders, Mrs. Dalloway and Mrs. Ramsay, picking out absent-mindedly her sisters and cousins, her nieces and nephews, taking her pleasure from them as human beings of bright and various discrepancies and compensations; or Peggy wondering if they are all they are said to be; or Nicholas, who, at the end of the party, makes no peroration, because, as he says, there had been no speech--so there they are, without peroration, or propaganda, or even perspective, exactly and minutely as they lived, a family through fifty-odd years from 1880 to 1930, delighting, in spite of their years and the wars and their attendant worries, in being alive and feeling the new warmth of fresh family life around it. Lovely as "The Waves" was, "The Years" goes far behind and beyond it, giving its characters a local habitation and a name, and expressing Mrs. Woolf's purpose in the novel more richly than it has ever been done before. "-- Peter Monro Jack New York Times, 1937]

The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1892 short story, the Yellow Wallpaper is a valuable piece of American feminist literature that reveals attitudes toward the psychological health of women in the nineteenth century. Diagnosed with temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency by her physician husband, a woman is confined to an upstairs bedroom. Descending into psychosis at the complete lack of stimulation, she starts obsessing over the room's yellow wallpaper: It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw - not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things. But there is something else about that paper - the smell! . . . The only thing I can think of that it is like is the color of the paper! A yellow smell.

The Wizard of Oz

by Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum's classic tale of Dorothy, retold for a younger readers Dorothy is a young girl who lives with her aunt and uncle on a farm in Kansas. She and her dog, Toto, are picked up by a sudden tornado and whisked far away, over the rainbow, to the strange magical land of Oz. How will they ever get home? And what is at the end of the yellow brick road? Plucky Dorothy and Toto embark on a magical adventure to search for the Wizard of Oz, and along the way encounter the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion This retelling has been shortened and illustrated for younger readers.

Winnie-the-Pooh

by A. A. Milne

Come with us to an enchanted place, a forest where Winnie the Pooh lives with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. These stories are about Christopher Robin and his good companions having wonderful times getting in and out of trouble. It is all very exciting and really quite thrilling - no matter how young or old you may be. . .

Windward Heights

by Maryse Conde

Prizewinning writer Maryse Condé reimagines Emily Brontë's passionate novel as a tale of obsessive love between the "African" Razyé and Cathy, the mulatto daughter of the man who takes Razyé in and raises him, but whose treatment goads him into rebellious flight. Retaining the emotional power of the original, Condé shows the Caribbean society in the wake of emancipation.

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