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Are You Playing By the New Rules? Forget what you know about personal finance. The old rules no longer apply. Ric Edelman's 88 strategies, tailor-made for today's economy, will show you how to achieve financial success. Ric is famous for making personal finance fun, and you'll discover how easy it is to put his advice into action! Is it smart to buy company stock with your 402 (k) plan? Discover the right way to handle your company retirement plan. See Rule #85 Learn why you must carry a big, long mortgage -- and never pay it off! See Rule #21 Learn why not to invest in the new Roth IRA-and discover the most powerful anti-tax investment available today. See Rules #69 and #76 Planning to retire? Learn why you won't -- and what you must do instead. See Rule #88 Find out why those who invest in S&P 500 Index Funds will wish they hadn't. See Rule #36 Learn why that higher - paying job could actually cost you money. See Rule #32
No one is safe from Maher's scathing, acerbic humor in this hilarious collection of new rules of life.
Examines the Soviet Union, assesses the impact of Gorbachev's sweeping reforms on the lives of ordinary Soviet citizens, and speculates about the future of the Soviet Union.
No matter how much repeat business you get from loyal customers, the lifeblood of your business is a constant flow of new accounts. Whether you re a sales rep, sales manager, or a professional services executive, if you are expected to bring in new business, you need a proven formula for prospecting, developing, and closing deals. New Sales. Simplified. is the answer. You ll learn how to: Identify a strategic, finite, workable list of genuine prospects Draft a compelling, customer-focused sales story Perfect the proactive telephone call to get face-to-face with more prospects Use email, voicemail, and social media to your advantage Overcome even prevent every buyers anti-salesperson reflex Build rapport, because people buy from people they like and trust Prepare for and structure a winning sales call Stop presenting and start dialoguing with buyers Make time in your calendar for business development activities And much more Packed with examples and anecdotes, New Sales. Simplified. balances a blunt (and often funny) look at what most salespeople and executives do wrong with an easy-to-follow plan for ramping up new business starting today.
This guide describes places of interest the walker may encounter during short excursions throughout the city of San Francisco, California.
In "The New Science of Cities," Michael Batty suggests that to understand cities we must view them not simply as places in space but as systems of networks and flows. To understand space, he argues, we must understand flows, and to understand flows, we must understand networks -- the relations between objects that comprise the system of the city. Drawing on the complexity sciences, social physics, urban economics, transportation theory, regional science, and urban geography, and building on his own previous work, Batty introduces theories and methods that reveal the deep structure of how cities function. Batty presents the foundations of a new science of cities, defining flows and their networks and introducing tools that can be applied to understanding different aspects of city structure. He examines the size of cities, their internal order, the transport routes that define them, and the locations that fix these networks. He introduces methods of simulation that range from simple stochastic models to bottom-up evolutionary models to aggregate land-use transportation models. Then, using largely the same tools, he presents design and decision-making models that predict interactions and flows in future cities. These networks emphasize a notion with relevance for future research and planning: that design of cities is collective action.
The earliest educational software simply transferred print material from the page to the monitor. Since then, the Internet and other digital media have brought students an ever-expanding, low-cost knowledge base and the opportunity to interact with minds around the globe--while running the risk of shortening their attention spans, isolating them from interpersonal contact, and subjecting them to information overload. The New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education deftly explores the multiple relationships found among these critical elements in students' increasingly complex and multi-paced educational experience. Starting with instructors' insights into the cognitive effects of digital media--a diverse range of viewpoints with little consensus--this cutting-edge resource acknowledges the double-edged potential inherent in computer-based education and its role in shaping students' thinking capabilities. Accordingly, the emphasis is on strategies that maximize the strengths and compensate for the negative aspects of digital learning, including: Group cognition as a foundation for learning Metacognitive control of learning and remembering Higher education course development using open education resources Designing a technology-oriented teacher professional development model Supporting student collaboration with digital video tools Teaching and learning through social annotation practices The New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education brings emerging challenges and innovative ideas into sharp focus for researchers in educational psychology, instructional design, education technologies, and the learning sciences.
This book is about the New Skin-Care Revolution. The good news is that today there are products that really work. The bad news is that there's never been more confusion and uncertainty about which products get results and which are a waste of money and time. Consumers are bombarded by enticing ads featuring models and celebrities with creamy, flawless skin; salesclerks spouting pseudoscience at cosmetics counters; and countless articles in women's magazines puffing up the Very Best New Thing each month. So how do you know what really works? I'm going to tell you. Because I understand skin-care products from the inside out, I can separate fact from myth, help from hype, and gems from junk and let you know what has been overpraised and overlooked. I'll be naming names and telling tales of products that deliver and those that are little more than a puff of smoke and a funhouse mirror. I'll explain the true breakthroughs in today's skin-care science and the techniques that can truly rejuvenate skin. Ultimately, instead of succumbing to the "inevitable" aging process, you'll find yourself with a fresh, natural beauty that continues to unfold with time. So welcome to the New Skin-Care Revolution! Let's get started. --Daniel Yarosh, Ph. D. , inThe New Science of Perfect Skin Finally--the ultimate beauty bible that gives you everything you need to navigate the dizzying array of claims made by cosmetic companies, and to create your own personalized regimen for perfect skin. We all want glowing, radiant skin no matter what our age, but with all the skin-care options on the market today, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by choices. Do you really need a cleanseranda toner? Do designer brands from Hollywood doctors really work? Are antioxidants the next true anti-aging breakthrough, and is there a Botox-free way to make wrinkles actually disappear? And, most important, how can you know which products are really worth your money and your time? As a thirty-year veteran of the beauty world, with experience developing and testing products for brands like Estée Lauder and L'Oreal, Daniel Yarosh, Ph. D. , understands your skin from the inside out. And he knows how to separate the help from the hype. Today there are plenty of true skin-care miracles that can deliver amazing results, and inThe New Science of Perfect Skin, Yarosh gives you everything you need to identify and choose the best, most-effective products--without blowing your beauty budget. You will learn how to: Decode product labels and spot marketing hype Know which highly touted ingredients really work--and which don't Use the latest, proven innovations--including DNA repair--to see remarkable changes in just a few weeks' time Streamline your skin-care routine by using "smart" products that contain multiple active ingredients Avoid paying more for high-end brands when drugstore brands have bigger benefits Bringing a scientist's eye to the cosmetics industry, Yarosh delivers the inside scoop that will help you achieve flawless skin. No woman can afford to go to the drugstore, cosmetics counter, or spa without this eye-opening, must-have guide.
Dream expert David Fontana presents a comprehensive dictionary of common symbols and themes and provides in-depth analyses of dozens of specific dreams demonstrating key techniques for uncovering the hidden messages of the subconscious.
Reflections on "contemplative prayer" by the Trappist monk who wrote THE SEVEN STORY MOUNTAIN.
That Silent EveningI will go back to that silent evening when we lay together and talked in silent voices, while outside slow lumps of soft snow fell, hushing as they got near the ground, with a fire in the room, in which centuries of tree went up in continuous ghost-giving-up, without a crackle, into morning light.Not until what hastens went slower did we sleep.When we got home we turned and looked back at our tracks twining out of the woods, where the branches we brushed against let fall puffs of sparkling snow, quickly, in silence, like stolen kisses, and where the scritch scritch scritch among the trees, which is the sound that dies inside the sparks from the wedge when the sledge hits it off center telling everything inside it is fire, jumped to a black branch, puffed up but without arms and so to our eyes lonesome, and yet also--how can we know this?--happy!in shape of chickadee. Lying still in snow, not iron-willed, like railroad tracks, willing not to meet until heaven, but here and there treading slubby kissing stops, our tracks wobble across the snow their long scratch.So many things that happen here are really little more, if even that, than a scratch, too. Words, in our mouths, are almost ready, already, to bandage the one whom the scritch scritch scritch, meaning if how when we might lose each other, scratches scratches scratches from this moment to that. Then I will go back to that silent evening, when the past just managed to overlap the future, if only by a trace, and the light doubles and casts through the dark a sparkling that heavens the earth.
The broad range of topics covered includes family structure, land, gender roles, cultural treatment of life events (birth, marriage, death), sexuality, political authority, and demography and migration. Hezel argues that the primary engine of social change in Micronesia has been the dramatic shift from subsistence fishing and gardening to salaried employment in a cash economy. He makes the case that this fundamental change has fragmented the extended family, changed the way land is viewed, revolutionized gender roles, and paved the way for an ethics of individualism.
One day a large package arrives for Silvia's family. It is packed with gifts sent by her Tia Rosita from far away. For Silvia there's the most wonderful present of all: a pair of beautiful red shoes. And even though the shoes are too big for Silvia, she finds that they are just the right size for her imagination.
New Skies. . . imaginative stories for a new generation of science fiction fans. Here are writers such as Philip K. Dick, Orson Scott Card, Jane Yolen, Greg Bear, Kim Stanley Robinson, Steven Gould, Connie Willis, Spider Robinson, and many more. Here is a careening adventure along the outside of a tower looming miles above the ground, and a tale of desperate survival on the deadly surface of the Moon. Here is a world in which children divorce their parents, and the story of a four-dimensional boy in a three-dimensional world. Here are future young people rebuilding after terrible disasters, and here is a story of the future development of baseball--on Mars. Nightmarish or whimsical, irreverent or swashbuckling, each of these stories is an adventure in imagination. Journey from the here and now into New Skies.
This book describes a complete revolution in software engineering based on complexity science through the establishment of NSE - Nonlinear Software Engineering paradigm which complies with the essential principles of complexity science, including the Nonlinearity principle, the Holism principle, the Complexity Arises From Simple Rules principle, the Initial Condition Sensitivity principle, the Sensitivity to Change principle, the Dynamics principle, the Openness principle, the Self-organization principle, and the Self-adaptation principle. The aims of this book are to offer revolutionary solutions to solve the critical problems existing with the old-established software engineering paradigm based on linear thinking and simplistic science complied with the superposition principle, and make it possible tohelp software development organizations double their productivity, halve their cost, and remove 99% to 99.99% of the defects in their software products, and efficiently handle software complexity, conformity, visibility, and changeability. It covers almost all areas in software engineering. The tools NSE_CLICK- an automatic acceptance testing platform for outsourcing (or internally developed) C/C++ products, and NSE_CLICK_J - an automatic acceptance testing platform for outsourcing (or internally developed) Java products are particularly designed for non-technical readers to view/review how the acceptance testing of a software product developed with NSE can be performed automatically, and how the product developed with NSE is truly maintainable at the customer site.
Mitford's longtime Episcopal priest, Father Tim, retires; yet new challenges and adventures await when he agrees to serve as interim minister of a small church on Whitecap Island. He and his wife soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters: a church organist with a mysterious past, a lovelorn bachelor placing personal ads, a mother battling paralyzing depression. They also find that Mitford is never far away when circumstances "back home" keep their phone ringing off the hook.
Provides insider knowledge and advice that's easy to understand, so songwriters can get the best deals for their songs.
Lose weight, feel better, and enjoy your meals more than you ever thought with this brand new, updated version of the groundbreaking Sonoma plan for easy weight loss and healthy living.
InThe New Southern Garden Cookbook, Sheri Castle aims to make "what's in season" the answer to "what's for dinner?" This timely cookbook, with dishes for omnivores and vegetarians alike, celebrates and promotes delicious, healthful homemade meals centered on the diverse array of seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in the South, and in most of the rest of the nation as well. Increased attention to the health benefits and environmental advantages of eating locally, Castle notes, is inspiring Americans to partake of the garden by raising their own kitchen plots, visiting area farmers' markets and pick-your-own farms, and signing up for CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes from local growers. The New Southern Garden Cookbookoffers over 300 brightly flavored recipes that will inspire beginning and experienced cooks, southern or otherwise, to take advantage of seasonal delights. Castle has organized the cookbook alphabetically by type of vegetable or fruit, building on the premise that when cooking with fresh produce, the ingredient, not the recipe, is the wiser starting point. While some dishes are inspired by traditional southern recipes, many reveal the goodness of gardens in new, contemporary ways. Peppered with tips, hints, and great stories, these pages make for good food and a good read.
In this splendid cookbook, bicultural chef Sandra Gutierrez blends ingredients, traditions, and culinary techniques, creatively marrying the diverse and delicious cuisines of more than twenty Latin American countries with the beloved food of the American South. The New Southern-Latino Tablefeatures 150 original and delightfully tasty recipes that combine the best of both culinary cultures. Sandra, who has taught thousands of people how to cook, highlights the surprising affinities between the foodways of the Latin and Southern regions--including a wide variety of ethnic roots in each tradition and many shared basic ingredients--while embracing their flavorful contrasts and fascinating histories. These lively dishes--including Jalapeno Deviled Eggs, Cocktail Chiles Rellenos with Latin Pimiento Cheese, Two-Corn Summer Salad, Latin Fried Chicken with Smoky Ketchup, Macaroni con Queso, and Chile Chocolate Brownies--promise to spark the imaginations and the meals of home cooks, seasoned or novice, and of food lovers everywhere. Along with delectable appetizers, salads, entrees, side dishes, and desserts, Sandra also provides a handy glossary, a section on how to navigate a Latin tienda, and a guide to ingredient sources. The New Southern-Latino Tablebrings to your home innovative, vibrant dishes that meld Latin American and Southern palates.
Some of the most beloved names in science fiction spin all-new tales of interstellar adventure and wonder Neal Asher John Barnes Cory Doctorow John Kessel Jay Lake John Meaney Elizabeth Moon Garth Nix Mike Resnick Justina Robson Kristine Kathryn Rusch John Scalzi Bruce Sterling Peter Watts Sean Williams Tad Williams Bill Willingham Robert Charles Wilson John C. Wright
And you thought your family was weird. Polly Winkler's normal life has turned upside down. Her weird neighbors, the Kreeps, are about to become her weird family. Of course, her dad thinks Veronica Kreep will make a wonderful stepmother, but Polly's not so sure. After all, Veronica's idea of a hot meal is roasted snake for dinner! Polly is sure her life will never go back to normal ... and it definitely won't be boring! Read all the Kreepy kapers! Meet the Kreeps #1: There Goes the Neighborhood, Meet the Kreeps #2: The New Step-Mummy, Meet the Kreeps #3: The Nanny Nightmare.
In 1985 one book changed sales and marketing for ever. Rejecting manipulative tactics and emphasizing "process", Strategic Sellingr presented the idea of selling as a joint venture and introduced the decade's most influential concept, Win-Win. The response to Win-Win was immediate, and it helped to turn Miller Heimna, the small company that created Strategic Sellingr, into a global leader in sales and development with the most prestigious client list in the industry. The New Strategic Selling is the latest edition of the business classic and confronts the rapidly evolving world of business-to-business sales with new real-world examples, new strategies for confronting the competition and a special section featuring the most commonly asked questions from the Miller Heiman workshop.
SUGAR BUSTERS!® forever changed the way Americans eat, offering a delicious new approach to diet and health. The SUGAR BUSTERS!® Shopper's Guide soon followed-and made finding SUGAR BUSTERS!®-friendly fare at the grocery store and supermarket a snap. Now, five years later, this revolutionary little guide has been completely revised and updated to include more food selections and more brand names than ever before.Forget measuring, weighing, and counting fat grams and calories. Throw those charts and graphs out the door! Organized like your grocery store, this handy book takes you aisle by aisle, department by department, pointing out exactly what you can and cannot eat, including: * fresh produce * meat * seafood * dairy* deli * bakery/breads * beverages* snacks * prepared foods * condimentsAlso includes essential tips for lite-weight travel and reading food labelsFrom the Paperback edition.
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