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52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication

by Donna M. Stringer Patricia A Cassiday

The exercises in this book are intended to facilitate effective communication across a wide range of differences. Many of the exercises are written with instructions that address needs for a specific audience (e.g., gender or generation). Stringer and Cassiday have written and adapted sound, ready-to-use activities for settings where the exploration of cross-cultural communication would be beneficial: the workplace, the classroom, human resources programs, ESL classes, corporate diversity training, international team development workshops, conflict management and others.

52 Activities for Successful International Relocation

by Donna M. Stringer Patricia A Cassiday

The third book in a line of distinguished and popular activity books for intercultural trainers and coaches, this singular source of relevant exercises is designed to enhance the richness of international relocation for individuals and families. It features ready-to-use activities designed to improve cross-cultural transition and increase understanding of the relocation process, while enhancing the personal experience and organizational effectiveness of participants.Patricia A. Cassiday is a Seattle, Washington-based cross-cultural consultant, trainer, and coach specializing in international transitions.Donna M. Stringer is a social psychologist with more than thirty years' experience as a cross-cultural educator and trainer. She lives near Seattle, Washington.

52 Little Lessons from a Christmas Carol

by Bob Welch

Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts 52 nuggets of Bible-based wisdom from one of the most popular novels of all time, A Christmas Carol. "For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself." "No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused." "God bless us, every one." The lessons and stories from the beloved novel A Christmas Carol point to bedrock values we all share. Award-winning author Bob Welch takes readers deeper into the nuances of this classic by Charles Dickens. From the miserliness of Scrooge to the innocence of Tiny Tim, 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol will inspire readers to live for what really matters, not only at Christmas, but all year long.

52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

by Bob Welch

Do you pay a visit to Bedford Falls every Christmas? Does December feel incomplete without a reminder that "no man is a failure who has friends"? If George and Mary Bailey are annual guests at your home during the holidays, you already know that It's A Wonderful Life is far more than just a festive seasonal film. It's a reflection of what we can be when we're at our best and a reminder that our lives can change everyone around us--for better or worse. Revisit the defining lessons in Frank Capra's 1946 classic, and discover new dimensions of the film you've seen time and again. What can you learn from Mary's quiet contentedness? Does George's selflessness make you rethink your own priorities? And how about Clarence's dogged commitment to his assignment? Join author Bob Welch for a close-up of the characters and themes that shape this beautiful story. You'll be reminded that life's most important work is often the work we never planned to do and that God can use the most unlikely among us to get the job done.

52 McGs.

by Robert Mcg. Thomas Chris Calhoun

Among his devoted fans, his pieces were known simply as McGs. With a "genius for illuminating that sometimes ephemeral apogee in people's lives when they prove capable of generating a brightly burning spark" (Columbia Journalism Review), Robert McG. Thomas Jr. commemorated fascinating, unconventional lives with signature style and wit. The New York Times received countless letters over the years from readers moved to tears or laughter by a McG. Eschewing traditionally famous subjects, Thomas favored unsung heroes, eccentrics, and underachievers, including: Edward Lowe, the inventor of Kitty Litter ("Cat Owner's Best Friend"); Angelo Zuccotti, the bouncer at El Morocco ("Artist of the Velvet Rope"); and Kay Halle, a glamorous Cleveland department store heiress who received sixty-four marriage proposals ("An Intimate of Century's Giants"). In one of his classic obituaries, Thomas described Anton Rosenberg as a "storied sometime artist and occasional musician who embodied the Greenwich Village hipster ideal of 1950's cool to such a laid-back degree and with such determined detachment that he never amounted to much of anything." Thomas captured life's ironies and defining moments with elegance and a gift for making a sentence sing. He had an uncanny sense of the passion and personality that make each life unique, and the ability, as Joseph Epstein wrote, to "look beyond the facts and the rigid formula of the obit to touch on a deeper truth." Compiled by Chris Calhoun, one of Thomas's most dedicated readers, and with a fittingly sharp introduction from acclaimed novelist and critic Thomas Mallon, 52 McGs. will win legions of new fans to the masterful writer who transformed the obituary into an art form.

52 Pickup

by Elmore Leonard

Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell had had only one affair in his twenty-two years of happy matrimony. Unfortunately someone caught his indiscretion on film and now wants Harry to fork over one hundred grand to keep his infidelity a secret. And if Harry doesn't pay up, the blackmailer and his associates plan to press a lot harder -- up to and including homicide, if necessary. But the psychos picked the wrong pigeon for their murderous scam. Because Harry Mitchell doesn't get mad...he gets even.

52 Prepper Projects

by David Nash James Talmage Stevens

Are you and your family self-reliant? Will you be able to provide for them and keep them safe? The best way to prepare for the future is not through fancy tools and gadgets--it's experience and knowledge that will best equip you to handle the unexpected.Everyone begins somewhere, especially with disaster preparedness. In 52 Prepper's Projects, you'll find a project for every week of the year, designed to start you off with the foundations of disaster preparedness and taking you through a variety of projects that will increase your knowledge in self-reliance and help you acquire the actual know-how to prepare for anything.Self-reliance isn't about building a bunker and waiting for the end of the world. It's about understanding the necessities in life and gaining the knowledge and skill sets that will make you better prepared for whatever life throws your way. 52 Prepper's Projects is the ultimate instructional guide to preparedness, and a must-have book for those with their eye on the future.

52 Series: Fun Things to Do On the Plane

by Lynn Gordon Susan Synarski Karen Johnson

Turn an in-flight magazine into an engaging game, transform your mid-flight snack into an instant work of art: with 52 ways to keep kids busy, happy, and occupied in the air or at the boarding terminal, this revised and updated deck is the traveling child's essential carry-on item.

52 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease

by J. Mitchell Miller Terry T. Shintani

52 suggestions to help prevent heart disease.

52 Ways to Wreck Your Retirement

by Tina Di Vito

Retirement planning isn't something that happens at a specific point in time or at a specific age - we are all affecting our retirement plans every day with every decision we do or don't make. Canadians are living longer, and the average retiree in the future may have as much as 30 years of retirement to plan for, and there are many simple things that will impact our eventual retirement life.52 Ways to Wreck Your Retirement identifies 52 things we do that could wreck our retirement, explains why it puts your retirement at risk, and provides the strategy to correct the mistake, or better still, avoid it entirely. The book is organized under several key areas of the planning process, including:Starting to Plan for RetirementMistakes around InvestingMistakes around DebtSaving for RetirementPensionsLiving in RetirementSpending in RetirementNew Realities about Retirement52 Ways to Wreck Your Retirement is not a feel-good book about how wonderful retirement will be or an alarming fear-mongering book about dying broke, nor is it a get-rich-late-retirement solution. Quite simply, it is an easily-accessible and practical guide written for Canadians of all ages that gives you the tools you need to better manage the financial and personal aspects of your retirement.

The 52-Week Low Formula

by Wesley R. Gray Luke L. Wiley

A new but timeless strategy and mindset that should greatly help investors lower downside risk while achieving market outperformanceIn The 52-Week Low Formula: A Contrarian Strategy that Lowers Risk, Beats the Market, and Overcomes Human Emotion, wealth manager Luke L. Wiley, CFP examines the principles behind selecting the outstanding companies and great investment opportunities that are being overlooked.Along the way, Wiley offers a melding of the strategies used by such investment giants as Warren Buffett, Howard Marks, Michael Porter, Seth Klarman, and Pat Dorsey. His proven formula helps investors get the upper hand by identifying solid companies that are poised for growth but have fallen out of the spotlight.Shows you how to investigate companies and identify opportunitiesIncludes detailed discussions of competitive advantage, purchase value, return on invested capital, and debt levelsPresents several case studies to examine companies that have overcome obstacles by trading around their 52-week lows The 52-Week Low Formula is a must-read for investors and financial advisors who want to break through conventional strategies and avoid common mistakes.

52 Weeks of Conscious Contact

by Melody Beattie

What gets in the way of serenity? For most people, the answer is life-those everyday distractions, obligations, and frustrations that cause chaos and clutter. In her new week- by-week guidebook, best-selling self-help author Melody Beattie brings new hope to individuals longing to lead a more serene life.Organized as weekly collections of stories, meditations, and suggestions, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact addresses key self -care issues, including how to nurture inner peace, when to reach out to others, how to carry through on good intentions, where to make time for fun, and how to cultivate a deeper prayer life. Beattie's thoughtful prose and practical advice provide new opportunities for reflection, affirmation, and change.

538 Ways to Live, Work, and Play Like a Liberal

by Justin Krebs

There are hundreds of ways to lead a more environmentally friendly, socially conscious, and liberally minded life-ways that can even be enjoyable. What readers will find in this friendly inclusive book are simple steps, lifestyle adjustments, and ideas that entertain: Watching MSNBC instead of Fox News Powering a laptop with a solar-power-generating backpack Wearing the flag with pride Progressive financial investmen Where and how to find a like-minded mate Supporting liberal businesses Embracing a political conversation with a relative rather than avoiding it Bringing independent films to the local movie theater Start a Drinking Liberally chapter and try some of the group's signature drinks Discover how television-watching habits shape the media landscape Justin Krebs explains that being liberal, or progressive, isn't only a political act-it's a lifestyle that's suited to our changing America.

55 Answers to Questions about Life After Death

by Mark Hitchcock

Four thousand years ago, amid tragic suffering and death, Job asked the question of the ages: "If a man dies, will he live again?" Since the dawn of history, the subject of death and the afterlife has been the great question of human existence. It's a subject that everyone wonders about. What lies behind the veil of death? Is there really life after death? Is there a place called hell? This small yet power-packed book answers, in a very straightforward, reader-friendly format, all the most-asked questions ordinary people have about death, near-death experiences, cremation, purgatory, hell, heaven, and our future bodies. You'll be amazed at what awaits us beyond the grave. Is There Sex in Heaven? It's a fair question! And so are the rest. Go aheadhellip;flip to the table of contents. Discover another one, two, or fifty-four others that are guaranteed to intrigue you. Questions like:Do those in heaven know what's happening on earth?andWill I see my pets in heaven? Because even if you'd rather avoid the topic, death will not avoid you. So fire away! Ask the tough questions, and get the dead-on answers you need. Straightforward and easy to read,55 Answers to Questions About Life After Deathsatisfies that nagging, curious voice whispering from the corner of your mind. Story Behind the Book "Three key experiences in my life have come together to make this book a reality. First, as the pastor of a local church for thirteen years, I have had the privilege of visiting people who are facing imminent death, conducting funerals, and ministering to grieving families. During these times people often have probing questions about life after death. Second, due to my interest and writing in the area of Bible prophecy, I am frequently asked questions about the afterlife at conferences and via e-mail. Third, all kinds of books, TV shows, and groups out there today are fostering unbiblical views of life after death. Knowing that this is a subject of universal interest and great confusion, I have a passionate desire to create a user-friendly, clear, straightforward resource to answer all the key questions that people everywhere are asking about life's greatest mystery. " From the Trade Paperback edition.

55 Surefire Food-Related Businesses You Can Start for Under $5000

by Entrepreneur Press

Leading you all the way, the experts at Entrepreneur take you into the flourishing food industry and present you with just the right ingredients for success. Choose from a menu of fresh, low-cost business opportunities, learn essential business basics, grasp industry need-to-knows and so much more! Choose from a diverse list of 55 surefire food-related businesses Quickly and efficiently get your business up and running for less than $5,000 Master industry mandated standards including food safety, packaging and licensing Build a marketing plan that captures new and repeat customers Access top industry resources to stay on the cutting-edge Plan for expansion And more You're on target for success-let us help you build your five-star future!

55 Surefire Homebased Businesses You Can Start for Under $5000

by Entrepreneur Press

Coaching you all the way, the experts at Entrepreneur guide you into the thriving homebased industry, revealing unique, slam-dunk opportunities, outlining vital business basics, sharing priceless industry need-to-knows, and so much more! If you can bankroll $5,000 (some even less!), you can boldly choose your next big business move, decide to be your own boss, and start making profits! Choose from a diverse list of 55 surefire homebased businesses Spend less than $5,000 on startup Quickly and legitimately setup your home office Master industry language and fundamentals Use business-specific marketing techniques to secure success Create repeat business with engaging customer service practices Plan for expansion And more You're on target for success-let us help you hit the bullseye! (maybe use the target image from the logo in the background)

55 Surefire Internet Businesses You Can Start for Under $5000

by Entrepreneur Press

Choose from 55 of today's hottest internet businesses-all under $5,000! Inspired by the hottest online trends and technology, the experts at Entrepreneur uncover a virtual universe of online opportunities! Discover your online niche, successfully set up your business, reach out to a world-wide customer base, and start raking in extra cash! Choose from a diverse list of 55 surefire internet businesses Spend less than $5,000 on startup Build an effective website using fast, turnkey solutions Use simple online tools to manage day-to-day operations Gain exposure using the latest online techniques including search engine optimization, social media, and affiliate programs Use low-cost, high-impact marketing to drive traffic and capture customers And more You're on target for success-let us help you become a cyber CEO!

550 AP Biology Practice Questions

by Princeton Review

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get extra preparation for an excellent AP Biology score with 550 extra practice questions and answers. This eBook edition has been formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Practice makes perfect--and The Princeton Review's 550 AP Biology Practice Questions gives you everything you need to work your way to the top. Inside, you'll find tips and strategies for tackling and overcoming challenging questions, plus all the practice you need to get the score you want. Practice Your Way to Perfection.* 2 full-length practice tests and 16 practice drills covering each subject type* Practice drills organized by the 4 "Big Ideas"Academic and Strategic Explanations.* Detailed walk-throughs of free-response questions to help you write a winning essay* Answer keys and detailed explanations for each drill and test question Techniques That Actually Work.* Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test* Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder

550 AP European History Practice Questions

by Princeton Review

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get extra preparation for an excellent AP European History score with 550 practice questions and answers.Practice makes perfect--and The Princeton Review's 550 AP European History Practice Questions gives you everything you need to work your way to the top. Inside, you'll find tips and strategies for tackling the AP World History Exam, tons of material to show you what to expect on the test, and all the practice you need to get the score you want.Practice Your Way to Perfection.* 2 full-length practice tests and 9 practice drills covering each subject type* Practice drills organized by time period and subject type for focused prep* Essay prompts to help you practice how to write a winning essayAcademic and Strategic Explanations.* Walkthroughs of free response questions to show you how to write a high-scoring essay* Answer keys and detailed explanations for each drill and test questionTechniques That Actually Work.* Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test* Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder

550 AP World History Practice Questions

by Princeton Review

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get extra preparation for an excellent AP World History score with 550 extra practice questions and answers. This eBook edition has been optimized for digital reading with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Practice makes perfect--and The Princeton Review's 550 AP World History Practice Questions gives you everything you need to work your way to the top. Inside, you'll find tips and strategies for tackling the AP World History Exam, tons of material to show you what to expect on the test, and all the practice you need to get the score you want. Inside The Book: All the Practice and Strategies You Need * 1 comprehensive practice test * Over 400 additional practice questions * Step-by-step techniques for both multiple-choice and free-response questions * Practice drills for each tested era: 8000 BCE to 600 BCE; 600 BCE to 600 CE; 600 CE to 1450; 1450 to 1750; 1750 to 1900; and 1900 to the present * Answer keys and detailed explanations for each drill and test question * Engaging guidance to help you critically assess your progress

57 Short Stories of Saints

by Anne Eileen Heffernan

Some of the best-loved saints of the Church are featured in a revised and updated edition of a classic collection. Wonderfully written biographies and illustrations of Saints Lucy, Monica, Augustine, Benedict, Francis Xavier, Edith Stein, Juan Diego, Katharine Drexel, and many others. Perfect for intermediate readers and school or church libraries.

59 Seconds

by Richard Wiseman

A psychologist and best-selling author gives us a myth-busting response to the self-help movement, with tips and tricks to improve your life that come straight from the scientific community.Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity: the opposite of everything it promises. Now, in 59 Seconds, he fights back, bringing together the diverse scientific advice that can help you change your life in under a minute, and guides you toward becoming more decisive, more imaginative, more engaged, and altogether more happy.From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting the new science of "rapid change" and, with clarity and infectious enthusiasm, describes how these quirky, sometimes counterintuitive techniques can be effortlessly incorporated into your everyday life. Or, as he likes to say: "Think a little, change a lot."From the Hardcover edition.

5th Grade: Possessing The Land

by Cherie Noel

Fifth grade students get to learn about Bible characters like Daniel, Moses, Abraham, Jacob among others.

A 5th Portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

Whether you are a devotee of the series or a first-time sampler, you will find this latest portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul both riveting and heartwarming. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have woven another tapestry of timeless tales and inspiring wisdom. This treasury is a tribute to life and humanity, with topics ranging the entire emotional and experiential gamut. The nature of the stories invites you to enjoy Chicken Soup in whatever way you find most comforting--by the spoonful, by the bowl, or the whole pot in one sitting.

The 6:41 to Paris

by Alison Anderson Jean-Philippe Blondel

"A taut, suspenseful psychological journey from which there is no escape. The 6:41 to Paris shatters any illusions that acts of cruelty committed in our youth are of little consequence later in life. A gripping yarn for our time."-Kati Marton, author of Paris: A Love Story"Clever and gripping, The 6:41 to Paris offers an intimate look at what happens when, during a fateful meeting, two old flames are unexpectedly forced to face their lives and the choices they've made in the past. Through his masterful use of a dual narrative, Blondel takes the reader on an intense emotional journey, and, as the train rumbles down the tracks, the suspense builds. Unputdownable."-Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris: A Memoir"A terrific read. Jean-Philippe Blondel writes masterfully about the astonishing private realm, with two alternating monologues that echo one another."-L'Express"A fine book, in wonderfully precise and sensitive language, unpretentious and full of small truths."-Die Presse"Funny, wise and conciliatory."-SternCécile, a stylish forty-seven-year-old, has spent the weekend visiting her parents in a provincial town southeast of Paris. By early Monday morning, she's exhausted. These trips back home are always stressful and she settles into a train compartment with an empty seat beside her. But it's soon occupied by a man she instantly recognizes: Philippe Leduc, with whom she had a passionate affair that ended in her brutal humiliation thirty years ago. In the fraught hour and a half that ensues, their express train hurtles towards the French capital. Cécile and Philippe undertake their own face to face journey-In silence? What could they possibly say to one another?-with the reader gaining entrée to the most private of thoughts. This is a psychological thriller about past romance, with all its pain and promise.Jean-Philippe Blondel was born in 1964 in Troyes, France where he lives as an author and English teacher. His novel The 6:41 to Paris has been a bestseller in both France and Germany.

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