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When her mother suddenly moves them to a new town, Zoe is unhappy about leaving behind what passes for a normal life. And when the first person she meets turns out to be Beck, who rules her new school with a mixture of intimidation and outright violence, she is dismayed. But she has no idea how bad things will get. Unsure of herself and merely trying to fit in, Zoe is initiated, painfully, into the Beckoners, a twisted group of girls whose main purpose is to stay on top by whatever means necessary. Help comes from unlikely quarters as Zoe struggles to tear loose from the Beckoners without becoming a target herself, while also trying to save April-or Dog, as she is called-from further torment. A chilling portrait of bullying and violence that is all too common, The Beckonersillustrates the lure of becoming one of the tormentors rather than the victim, and the terrible price that can be exacted for standing up for what is right.
Beck has a history of taking in stray baby animals, a habit her friend Fawn is constantly teasing her about. So when Beck adopts a lost baby bunny named Bitty, she decides to hide him from the rest of her fairy friends. But then Bitty suddenly disappears! Will Beck be able to find him before her bunny secret gets out? Featuring an all-new Disney Fairies story and lush illustrations, this Step 3 reader is sure to be a hit with little girls everywhere.
With luck like this, who needs more trouble? Becky can't believe her bad luck. Everyone in school except Becky wants the lead in the school play--and Becky gets it! Playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet means lots of mushy love scenes. Some girls think it's romantic. Becky thinks it's disgusting. That's not the worst of it. Since The Party Line is throwing a party for the drama teacher's son, Becky can't convince her classmates that she didn't play teacher's pet to get the part! Get on The Party Line. Meet Becky, Rosie, Allie and Julie in this fun-filled series about friendship, growing up, and having a good time!
How can Becky get the horse of her dreams? Becky wants a horse of her own more than anything, but there's no way she could ever afford it. Or is there? Becky's famous for her brilliant plans. But just when she thinks she's figured out how she'll get her horse, she finds out her parents have been making plans of their own. Are the Bartletts moving? If they do, Becky will lose her horse--and her house, too! Get on The Party Line Meet Becky, Allie, Julie and Rosie in this fun-filled series about friendship, growing up, and having a good time!
Becky has a big surprise for her best friends What a way to earn money! The Party Line's latest paying job is planning a creepy-crawly birthday for a monster- loving seven-year-old. The girls are having a hilarious time coming up with gross party games-the grosser, the better. As if that isn't enough, Becky is putting together a top secret mystery party and she'll need her three best friends to help her do it in style. The only problem is: Becky hasn't exactly told them yet that they're going to help. Can Becky pull off the surprise party of the year? Get on THE PARTY LINE Meet Becky, Julie, Rosie, and Allie in this fun-filled series about friendship, growing up, and having a good time!
Jon Gordon, internationally known as the Energy Addict, has written a powerful book to help readers discover simple ways to energize their lives. Have you found that caffeinated drinks and candy bars aren't giving you the energy you need, or that the crash afterwords is no fun? This book will suggest better and healthier alternatives to get you through your life without it being an endless struggle.
If you've ever found yourself picking off your nail polish, sitting in your sweats with an empty carton of Ben & Jerry's, wondering, "Where are all the good men, and why isn't a gorgeous one standing shirtless in my kitchen mixing me up a pomegranate mojito?" I hate to tell you this, but it's your own fault. Not to worry -- I'm here to help you make that fantasy a reality, with one major addition: you'll be sipping that mojito with a big, glittering diamond ring on your left hand. Sounds too good to be true? It isn't. As a third-generation matchmaker and the president of one of the world's most elite dating services -- the Millionaire's Club -- I've put myself in the enviable position of being friend, confidante, and relationship counselor to men and women the world over. I know what the good guys want in a wife, and what sends them screaming into the night. Now I'm sharing their secrets with you. I've compiled my best tried-and-true advice and I'm going to tell you the things that even your best friend doesn't have the courage to break to you. If you follow my formula, the man of your dreams will appear in your life, and you can be in a committed, monogamous relationship with him in less than a year. Get ready -- I'm about to show you how to make all your relationship dreams come true.
Students and beginning researchers often discover that their introductory statistics and methods courses have not fully equipped them to plan and execute their own behavioral research studies. This indispensable book bridges the gap between coursework and conducting independent research. With clarity and wit, the author helps the reader build needed skills to formulate a precise, meaningful research question; understand the pros and cons of widely used research designs and analysis options; correctly interpret the outcomes of statistical tests; make informed measurement choices for a particular study; manage the practical aspects of data screening and preparation; and craft effective journal articles, oral presentations, and posters. Including annotated examples and recommended readings, most chapters feature theoretical and computer-based exercises; an answer appendix at the back of the book allows readers to check their work.
Through a series of vignettes, the author reflects on his process of becoming a counselor and his development as a professional.
This book can help you develop the skills needed to effectively make the many decisions facing you as a citizen, learner, consumer, and human being, and also to be an effective advocate for your beliefs.
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The author of the popular book Building a Relationship That Lasts now directs the single person toward establishing a successful, lifelong relationship as a married person.
Written by a therapist and a psychology professor, this supplementary text for those embarking on a career in the helping professions focuses on the struggles faced by practitioners and the effects of the demands placed on them. Sample topics include understanding your family of origin; dealing with difficult clients; and managing boundary issues. Self-assessments and inventories found in each chapter encourage students to examine their own motives and aptitudes for becoming helpers. The fifth edition contains new information on ethics, diversity, and social activism.
The author of the highly popular and widely quoted Jewish Way in Death and Mourning and Jewish Way in Love and Marriage now offers a work designed expressly for non-Jews who are contemplating converting, for those who have already converted, and for Jews by birth who wish to gain insight into their heritage.
During the course of his 60-year ministry, John Osteen combined an extraordinary love for people with a vision for ministry best described in his own words: "No limits." In this hardcover volume not only includes content from John's sermon transcripts, but also a foreword and commentary written by his son, Joel; the principles of this "no limits" faith come alive again for a new generation. For the moments of struggle and temptation that every man faces, and the times in life when he feels surrounded and under attack, John's message is profoundly simple-those moments are precisely the time for an unwavering faith. In this book, John schools today's believers in seven qualities of unwavering faith:1. It hears and sees what the world cannot see or hear.2. It prays earnestly even though it has already heard the answer.3. It is strong when there is no evidence of the answer.4. It always says, "Go Again!"5. It goes on when there's just a little evidence.6. It believes for the big when it sees the little.7. It begins with nothing but ends up doing mighty things for God.Osteen also provides principles for those times when faith doesn't seem to be working. BECOMING A MAN OF UNWAVERING FAITH is a guidebook to stronger faith, from a man who spent a lifetime testing its limits.
The role of the new manager demands a new mindset, new activities, and new relationships with people throughout the organization. Becoming a Manager guides the first-time manager through these and other challenges. Part One, Making the Transition, explores how to make the critical shift from individual contributor to manager; what it takes to build a successful partnership with your boss; and the key elements of managing time, which is every manager's scarcest commodity. Part Two, Developing Your Management Skills, examines how to use influence and persuasion to manage without formal authority; how to develop a leadership style; the elements of planning and setting goals; and the critical roles of work processes and continuous improvement. In Part Three, Managing Others, readers learn how to master the performance management process; adopt a process for making sound decisions; and handle difficult people and situations, including high-value customers or a difficult boss. Throughout the course, examples, exercises, Think About It sections, and topical sidebars provide readers opportunities for practice, feedback, and application.
Some books should be preserved in pristine condition. This isn't one of them.Something happens when you interact with your book by writing in it. Becoming a Master Student is about learning, and learning is an active pursuit, not a passive one. When you make notes in the margin, you can hear yourself talking with the author. When you doodle and underline, you can see the author's ideas taking shape. You can even argue with the author and come up with your own theories and explanations. In all of these ways, you become a coauthor of this book. You rewrite it to make it yours.
The thirteenth edition of the bestselling BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT continues to lead the way in meeting the changing needs of today's first-year students. Through interactive journaling, a motivational writing style, and hands-on activities that students can apply right away, this text helps students succeed in college and in life. The thirteenth edition's clean, sophisticated interior design appeals to both traditional students and adult learners. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) deepen students' knowledge of themselves and the world around them. In this latest edition, students will find even more ways to connect to the content with the new Master Students in Action feature and end-of-chapter Skills Snapshot exercise.
The long-standing best seller in student success, Becoming a Master Student, Concise helps students examine their lives from a self-discovery perspective. Articles, strategies, and exercises show students how to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and practice academic and life skills. With updated coverage of diversity, money management, and technology, the text is fresh and relevant to today's students.
From the book: "Becoming a Public Relations Writer" has been written to help guide you through the writing process. It will lead you through the various steps and stages of writing and will help you explore many formats and styles necessary to public relations writers. Because this book grows out of the author's professional and teaching experience, it is limited to the insight of one person. Your own experiences and those of your instructor and colleagues are likely to add to the conclusions and the advice offered here.
This is an exciting time to begin a career in the hospitality industry. More new restaurants are opening each year, and many restaurant chains are ranked among the nation's top corporations. Many jobs and opportunities exist in the food-service industry for people who possess the right combination of interests, skills, education, and training. Job opportunities in this industry are varied and unique.
This is an exciting time to continue a career in the hospitality industry. More new restaurants are opening each year, and many restaurant chains are ranked among the nation's top corporations. Many jobs and opportunities exist in the food-service industry for people who possess the right combination of interests, skills, education, and training. Job opportunities in this industry are varied and unique.
This book provides students and novice clinicians with nuts-and-bolts advice about the process of doing therapy, starting with the first contact with a new patient. Suzanne Bender, at the time a junior clinician, and Edward Messner, a seasoned practitioner and supervisor, provide a unique, combined perspective on how therapy is conducted, what works and what doesn't work in treatment, and how to take care of oneself as a clinician. Organized around the treatment of one fictitious patient, with other case examples brought in as needed, the book speaks directly to the questions, concerns, and insecurities that beginning therapists typically face. Written with candor and empathy, it offers authoritative guidance for understanding and resolving common clinical dilemmas.
From the co-author of the New York Times bestseller When Elephants Weep comes a book that uses true stories backed by scientific research to explore the way young animals discover their worlds and learn how to survive. How does a baby animal figure out how to get around in the world? How much of what animals know is instinctive, and how much must they learn? In Becoming a Tiger, bestselling author Susan McCarthy addresses these intriguing matters, presenting fascinating and funny examples of animal behaviour in the laboratory and in the wild. McCarthy shows us how baby animals transform themselves from clueless kittens, clumsy cubs, or scrawny chicks into efficient predators, successful foragers, or deft nest-builders. From geese to mice, dolphins to orang-utans, bats to (of course) tigers, McCarthy's warm, amusing, and insightful examinations of animal life and developments provides a surprising window into the mental worlds of our fine fuzzy, furred, finned, and feathered friends. oReaders will be fascinated by a close look at animal intelligence, learning, and family life.
The entry to this book is the opening of a college lecture. Green guides a dialogue with students, leading them to a new way of perceiving sex vs. gender vs. sexual orientation. At a later point, he uses a computer analogy: hardware is sex (the body), gender is software (the soul or heart or mind), then the operating system is the congruence or lack of between the two. What if your hardware is a PC running Windows but your software is all MAC based? How long do you suffer in silence before taking action to have them be the same, work together, and feel whole? Green skillfully weaves through multiple related topics of transsexuality, with the focus on female to male, a rapidly growing percentage of the community. He includes current history of the movement to create community rather than isolated individuals, a community far behind its opposite of male to female people. He cites the slower advances in surgical techniques, plus the unwillingness of the "System" to grant them entry. Green, like many others, is not satisfied with the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association's Standards of Care, which sets the "rules" and timelines of processes that most Gender Identity Clinics follow. Green found himself not only transitioning into a male body, but into an activist role. He writes about issues related to hormones, explains surgery options and techniques, social and family ramifications, fears and facing discrimination and bigotry, emotions, sexuality, the push-pull desires of just blending in and being a "guy in the crowd" vs. a spokesman and advocate to further advance transsexual acceptance into mainstream society.
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