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How different are men and women's brains? Does altruism really exist? Are our minds blank slates at birth? And do dreams reveal our unconscious desires?If you have you ever grappled with these concepts, or tried your hand as an amateur psychologist, 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know could be just the book for you. Not only providing the answers to these questions and many more, this series of engaging and accessible essays explores each of the central concepts, as well as the arguments of key thinkers. Author Adrian Furnham offers expert and concise introductions to emotional behavior, cognition, mentalconditions--from stress to schizophrenia--rationality and personality development, amongst many others.This is a fascinating introduction to psychology for anyone interested in understanding the human mind.
Many of us dream of witnessing a real miracle, an awe-inspiring divine intervention that changes the course of our lives and heightens our belief in a personal and loving God. Yet, we are often so fixated on the idea of an awesome event that we somehow overlook the quiet little miracles that happen to each of us every day. The miracles collected in 50 Quiet Miracles That Changed Lives come in all shapes and forms, from unexpected phone calls to chance meetings. They are small enough to simply produce a warm glow and dramatic enough to create awe and wonder. A father of five witnesses his burning home being saved by bearded strangers with fire extinguishers, who put out the fire and then disappear. A diamond miner in South Africa barely avoids a deadly crash when he is pushed out of a packed elevator at the last minute. A chance meeting leads a woman to the apartment of her closest childhood friend, now dying of AIDS. She helps her friend regain spiritual strength and becomes a surrogate mother to her friend's child. If we allow ourselves to look beyond the glow and focus on the wonder, we will recognize that, in moments such as these, we are in the presence of God.
Personal statements are of vital importance to any law school application. This book provides expert guidance on what the ideal essay should look like and how to write it. What qualities characterize a winning personal statement? How does a mediocre personal statement become one that leads to acceptance at a top law school? In this one of a kind collection, jdMission's senior consultants review and critique 50 real personal statements by law school applicants. If you've ever wondered what other people are writing in their law school personal statements and how they measure up, this book is for you. If you are looking for a guide on how to write your own personal statement, this book will leave you with 50 key tips coupled with real-world examples. If you are searching for a topic idea, this book has 50 of them.
Fair Trade is a rapidly developing area of business. This book provides 50 reasons why everyone should buy fair trade. It gives an account of how every consumer can play a part in improving the global trade operations.
Despite frequent prognostications regarding the "death of God" and the triumph of secular materialism, religion remains a central component in the lives of most people around the world. There are currently thought to be 2 billion Christians, 1.2 billion Muslims, 800 million Hindus, along with some 700 million followers of other religions. Religion: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know offers a clear path through the conceptual and denominational thickets of global religion. Award-winning religious affairs correspondent Peter Stanford begins with an examination of sacred texts, the divine principle and good and evil, before moving on to a discussion of the different traditions within Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the myriad customs of the East.
Charles J. Sykes offers life lessons that are not included in the curriculum for most children today: honest advice about what they will encounter in the "real world " post-schooling and how their parents can help them best prepare--not with cushy self-esteem talks, but rather with honest challenges. His 50 lessons are frank, sometimes harsh, and often hilarious, including: #1 Life is not fair. Get used to it. #15 Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it Ã "opportunity. Ã " #43 Don't let the success of other depress you. #48 Tell yourself the story of your life. Have a point. Sykes elaborates on each of his points, creating a wise, no-nonsense guide for parents to help their children help themselves.
What would a little extra confidence mean to you? You might do better at work, feel more comfortable in social situations, be more open to new experiences. Confidence can do amazing things for you. If you've ever done anything well you already know how to do confidence. The secret is to know what it looks, sounds and feels like for you, and then replicate it in areas where confidence doesn't come so easily. Instant confidence Most people are brought up thinking you're either confident or not. That's not the case. Confidence isn't something you have or don't have; it's something you do or don't do. We all have it and can trigger it in an instant regardless of situation, experience or external factors. Get the confidence habit This book is packed with strategies for increasing confidence. By choosing one or two at a time and using them, your confidence will grow significantly no matter what your starting point. Apply the tools, techniques and principles you are about to read and you will have all the confidence you could ever need in any situation.
The latest scientific research confirms that you can live well and long with diabetes without suffering from its more devastating health complications. Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you have the ability to improve the quality and length of your life through physical activity, a positive mental outlook, and certain diabetes tools and medications. Now, the longest living people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes share the secrets that have helped them achieve longevity and wellness. From interviews with more than fifty people who have thrived with the condition for as many as 84 years, diabetes authorities Drs. Colberg and Edelman distill their lifelong habits into fifty user-friendly, easy-to-adopt secrets. Featuring profiles of ten people who have each lived an average of 65 years with diabetes and practical advice for incorporating each secret into your daily life, this invaluable resource will inform, inspire, and motivate you to live well--and fully--to 90 and beyond. Find out what some of the secrets are: * Live first and be diabetic second * Know your numbers and assume nothing * Have kids if you want to * Erase your mistakes with exercise No matter what type of diabetes you have, you control the ability to escape serious complications (or control the ones you may have) and add years, if not decades, to your life.
Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: how to walk The Road Less Traveled, Win Friends and Influence People, or Awaken the Giant Within. But which are the all-time classics? Which ones really can change your life? Bringing you the essential ideas, insights and techniques from 50 legendary works from Lao-Tzu to Benjamin Franklin to Paulo Coelho, 50 Self-Help Classics is a unique guide to the great works of life transformation.
Tristan Taormino can tell you everything you want to know about the world of kink, and more! Operating on the pleasure principle 50 Shades of Kink is a truly helpful how-to that is a perfect beginner's guide into the realm of kinky sex and can also serve as a wonderful refresher course. Whether you want to get up close and personal with blindfolds, crops and paddles or just looking for some inspiration to keep your love life fresh, 50 Shades of Kink is just the book for you and your lover(s). techniques and creative ideas for bondage, spanking, flogging, sensation play, rough sex and more lessons on how to eroticize power, cultivate deeper connections and incorporate kink into your sex life role-playing fantasies from the popular to the taboo
Refined sugars are probably the most hazardous ingredients in modern food. They're extremely dense in calories and highly addictive-and this can make us fat. For most Americans today, one out of every four calories consumed is refined sugar. Excessive consumption of refined sugar increases the risk for many forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes type 2, general inflammation, and premature aging.In 50 Shortcuts to a Sugar-Free Life, Fredrik Paulún Sweden's number one nutritionist and author of 50 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism, explain why refined sugars are so dangerous to your health and how to avoid excess intake and addiction. He offers lifestyle tips and easy tricks for reducing consumption of sugar and making healthy choices. Paulún also shows how to enjoy a taste of sweetness from natural sources, for delicious food that provides only positive effects for the brain and body.Paulún draws on the latest research to provide expert, scientifically-proven shortcuts to a better lifestyle. Whether you follow one sugar-cutting strategy or all fifty, the results on your health and waistline are guaranteed.
50 things you can do to eliminate your carbon footprint.
In 2011, the first wave of the 76 million Baby Boomers will reach age 65, and one in three American adults will be senior citizens. Everyone wants to know how to live the healthiest and longest life. 50 Simple Ways to Live a Longer Life is an easy-to-comprehend resource packed with the most amazing health discoveries from the forefront of science. It leaves readers inspired to take active roles in extending their own lives and improving their own health. Each chapter contains a different way to extend your life, plus a "Making It Real" section that tells readers what they specifically can do to achieve these benefits. 50 Simple Ways to Live a Longer Life offers fresh perspectives and intriguing information, even on those frequently covered topics like exercise and diet. This book is an affordable, easy-to-assimilate book that will help people add years and vigor to their life.
50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from St. Augustine's Confessions to Rick Warren's phenomenon The Purpose-Driven Life. The first and only bite-sized guide to the very best in spiritual writing.
Millions of us are drawn each year to find the one great book that will capture our imagination and inspire us to chart a course to personal and professional fulfillment. 50 Success Classics is the first and only 'bite-sized' guide to the most important and inspiring works that have already demonstrated their power to change lives.
This book gives you the most inspiring approaches, both conventional and creative, that won over admissions officers at Harvard University, one of the nation's top ranked colleges.
If you or someone you know has just turned fifty, it's time to accept that the rules of life have changed, and that fifty is not the new thirty for most of us. Leland Gregory understands the forgetful minds, sagging bodies, and flagging pride of his fellow middle-agers, and in 50 Things Not to Do after 50, he offers helpful advice aimed at combating the humiliations this stage of life can bring.For example, regardless of your gender, under no circumstances should you everattempt to wear leather pantsstart a story that involves a lot of names-you'll forget most of them before the story is overstalk your high school sweetheart on Facebook. You might discover the person you had the hots for in 10th grade isn't so hot anymoreget drunk in Pamplona and deciding to run with the bullsvolunteer to be a drug muleSay things like "fo'shizzle," "whatev," or "cray-cray"And do we really need to mention thongs, Speedos, or jeggings?50 Things Not to Do after 50 is a lighthearted and sometimes painfully on-target book about how what we used to do in our twenties, thirties, and forties should be avoided at all costs now that we're in our fifties.
Reading may be dead, but books are alive and well What good are books, you may be wondering, if we're not going to read them? What are we even doing in this bookstore? Not to worry! It turns out that there are literally thousands of things to do with these chunky stacks of bound tree pulp. Fun, exciting, adventurous, creative things. In fact, this familiar rectangular object suddenly offers enough dazzling new interactive possibilities to, yes, fill a book. This book. From re-creating world wonders to settling marital disputes, entertaining dinner guests to channeling your inner secret agent, here are fifty wonderfully zany things to do with all your favorite books.
Diabetes self-care explained in 50 easy-to-understand conceptsManaging diabetes is sometimes scary-but it doesn't need to be. This book cuts through the confusing and sometimes conflicting information about diabetes and lets you know the most important factors in staying healthy, eating right, and living well with diabetes. With an attractive, eye-catching, 2-color design, this book teaches you everything from picking the right doctor to testing blood sugar to working with an insurance company to get better diabetes care. Every tip is described in a short, easy-to-understand chapter. The author, Kathleen Stanley, is an expert with nearly 20 years experience in diabetes care. This is an invaluable resource for everyone with diabetes who wants to make their lives a little easier-and a lot healthier.
Finding out you're going to be a father for the first time is an incredible feeling - your life will never be the same again. Though, biologically speaking, your job is done, the real work is yet to come: supporting the future mother of your child through all the highs and lows of her pregnancy, and preparing for your new role as a father. Most dads-to-be feel underprepared and overawed, but Fantastic First-Time Father: 50 Things You Really Need to Know has all the expert advice you need for every step of the way, from receiving the news to functioning on two hours of sleep a night, and along the way you'll get insider tips and expert advice.
Getting started with MongoDB is easy, but once you begin building applications with it, you'll face some complex issues. What are the tradeoffs between normalized and denormalized data? How do you handle replica set failure and failover? This collection of MongoDB tips, tricks, and hacks helps you resolve issues with everything from application design and implementation to data safety and monitoring. You get specific guidance in five topic areas directly from engineers at 10gen, the company that develops and supports this open source database: Application Design Tips: What to keep in mind when designing your schema Implementation Tips: Programming applications against MongoDB Optimization Tips: Speeding up your applications Data Safety Tips: Using replication and journaling to keep data safe--without sacrificing too much performance Administration Tips: How to configure MongoDB and keep it running smoothly
A summary of the challenges facing today's IT project managerDiscussions on project management forums highlight many of the challenges facing a project manager during the course of a project. Unclear requirements, scope creep and undefined roles are well-trodden issues that can derail a project. Other challenges are less obvious, often more subtle, but equally destructive. Facing up to the challengesThis book offers a focused and concise summary of 50 challenges facing today's IT project manager. The authors draw on years of practical experience (rather than classroom theory) to outline these challenges and offer useful tips and advice on how to deal with them. Challenge and responseReaders of this book will be better equipped to respond to key project management challenges, includingBuilding the team - getting the right resources, matching skills/knowledge, defining roles and responsibilities. Project scope - clarifying assumptions, avoiding ambiguity, getting the time/cost estimates right. Politics - communicating with management and stakeholders, dealing with conflict, handling interference and micro-managing. Risk awareness - identifying inside/outside influences, recognising inbound and outbound dependencies. Time management - using the right planning tools, balancing work versus meetings. Failure - handling the blame game, protecting the team, rescuing the project. This book condenses into a handy summary much of the information and advice that can be found in project management related books and discussion forums. It is an ideal reference for anyone involved in IT project management, from professional service organisations (PSO) and project management offices (PMO), through to active project managers and studying graduates.
This fully revised, 3rd edition of 50 Top Tools for Coaching will equip you with the techniques you need to comfortably face every coaching situation and know that you are prepared to do the best for your client. Learn how to assess the needs of your clients, select the right tools to use to match the circumstances and deliver effective coaching with confidence. A complete resource for both in-house and external coaches, the book covers all the key areas from the start of an assignment to its finish, including: setting up and managing the coaching relationship; understanding and resolving problems and conflict; increasing your client's confidence and enhancing their performance; communication and influence and developing a leadership style.
Over the last 30 years, computers have become a part of virtually every aspect of our lives and every nation in the world will soon be affected by the Y2K computer crisis (the inability for computers to recognize the two-digit year 00). Come midnight, January 1, 2000, everything from phone service to air traffic control to bank and medical records could be affected. 50 Urgent Things You Need to Do Before The Millennium outlines exactly how to prepare for the potential chaos, plus 25 ways to capitalize on the financial opportunities that will arise as the millennium approaches.
"Wickedly fun!" --Romantic Times. "Clever writing, a high sensuality factor and an unfettered imagination..." --Publishers Weekly. Jazz can't decide whether to scorch him with a fireball or jump into bed with him. Jasmine Tremaine, a witch who can't stay out of trouble. Nikolai Gregorivich, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire cop on the trail of a serial killer. The sizzling love affair between Jazz and Nick has been off-again, on-again-for about 300 years. Mostly off, lately. But now Nick needs Jazz's help, and while Jazz and Nick try to figure out their own hearts and resist their ever-increasing attraction, they must steer clear of a maniacal killer with super-supernatural powers. They are surrounded by a hilarious cast of oddball paranormal characters, including Irma, the chain-smoking ghost who haunts Jazz's sports car, Dweezil, her ghoul of a boss, and Fluff and Puff, a pair of bunny slippers with sharp teeth and short tempers (watch your ankles)!
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