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Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life
by Diane Tavenner

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<b>A blueprint for how parents can stop worrying about their children鈥檚 future and start helping them prepare for it, from the cofounder and CEO of one of America鈥檚 most innovative public-school networks</b><br /><b><b><b><br />BILL GATES<b>鈥橲 HOLIDAY READING LIST</b>聽鈥⒙?lt;/b></b>鈥淎 treasure trove of deeply practical wisdom that accords with everything I know about how children thrive.鈥濃€擜ngela Duckworth,聽<i>New York Times聽</i>bestselling author of聽<i>Grit</i></b><br /><b>聽</b><br />An educator and mother, Diane Tavenner cofounded the first Summit school in 2003. Summit Public Schools has won national recognition because 99 percent of Summit students get into a four-year college, and Summit students finish college at twice the national average. But in a radical departure from the environments created by the college admissions arms race, Summit students aren鈥檛 focused on competing with their classmates for rankings or test scores. Instead, students spend their days solving real-world problems and developing the skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection, all of which prepare them to succeed in college, thrive in today鈥檚 workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life.聽<br /><br />Today, thousands of educators, tens of thousands of students, and hundreds of schools across thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have embraced the Summit model.聽<br /><br />Through personal stories and the hard-earned lessons of Summit鈥檚 exceptional team of educators and diverse students, Diane Tavenner shares the underlying learning philosophies and unconventional wisdom that lead to all children being prepared for school and life.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for <i>Prepared</i></b><br /><br />鈥淚n a world filled with lots of parenting advice, <i>Prepared </i>cuts through the noise, offering a no-nonsense guide for raising curious, confident kids. Diane shares the secret sauce behind Summit鈥檚 success and how we can make sure that all kids can have the same opportunity.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩on Deane, CEO of GreatSchools</b><br /><br /> 鈥?lt;i>Prepared</i> is compelling and actionable. It tells the story of why we all <i>must</i> do this work. We must prepare every child, not allow luck or circumstance to dictate their future鈥攁nd ours.鈥?lt;b>鈥擠r. Priscilla Chan, CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, pediatrician, and mother</b><br /><br />鈥淒iane Tavenner is one of the leading thinkers in education today鈥攈er energy and insights are infectious. There is no one better to think big about what kids need, and who can roll up her sleeves to make it happen.鈥?lt;b>鈥擲al Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy</b>
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Id...
by , Jonathan Haidt

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen?</b><br /> 聽<br /> First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn鈥檛 kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths鈥攁nd the resulting culture of safetyism鈥攊s less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. <br /> 聽<br /> Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America鈥檚 rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. <br /> 聽<br /> This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Fina...
by Dave Ramsey

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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<p><strong>New York Times best seller! More than five million copies sold!*</strong></p><p><strong>You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America鈥檚 favorite finance coach.</strong></p><p>Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There鈥檚 one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that鈥檚 with聽<em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.</em></p><p>By now, you鈥檝e heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you鈥檙e tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this鈥攊t鈥檚 the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it鈥檚 based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With聽<em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition,聽</em>you鈥檒l be聽able to:聽</p><ul><li>Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt鈥攎eaning cars, houses, everything</li><li>Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)</li><li>Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!</li></ul><p>聽</p><p>Includes new, expanded 鈥淒ave Rants鈥?sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.</p><p>聽</p><p>Dive deeper into Dave鈥檚 game plan with <em>The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition</em>. <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition </em>is also available in Spanish, transformaci貿n total de su dinero.</p>
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Vi...
by Kristen Green

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English

Pages

349

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

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<p><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em>聽BESTSELLER</p><p>Combining hard-hitting investigative journalism and a sweeping family narrative, this provocative true story reveals a little-known chapter of American history: the period after the聽<em>Brown v. Board of Education</em>聽decision when one Virginia school system refused to integrate.</p><p>In the wake of the Supreme Court鈥檚 unanimous聽<em>Brown v. Board of Education</em>聽decision, Virginia鈥檚 Prince Edward County refused to obey the law. Rather than desegregate, the county closed its public schools, locking and chaining the doors. The community鈥檚 white leaders quickly established a private academy, commandeering supplies from the shuttered public schools to use in their all-white classrooms. Meanwhile, black parents had few options: keep their kids at home, move across county lines, or send them to live with relatives in other states. For five years, the schools remained closed.</p><p>Kristen Green, a longtime newspaper reporter, grew up in Farmville and attended Prince Edward Academy, which did not admit black students until 1986. In her journey to uncover what happened in her hometown before she was born, Green tells the stories of families divided by the school closures and of 1,700 black children denied an education. As she peels back the layers of this haunting period in our nation鈥檚 past, her own family鈥檚 role鈥攏o less complex and painful鈥攃omes to light.</p><p>At once gripping, enlightening, and deeply moving,聽<em>Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County聽</em>is a dramatic chronicle that explores our troubled racial past and its reverberations today, and a timeless story about compassion, forgiveness, and the meaning of home.</p>
Point Count: From Image to Influence
by , David Corbin

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English

Pages

139

Publication Date

December 20, 2017

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Based on direct conversations between our Founding Fathers, there are clear qualities, characteristics and skills associated with the small minority of people who greatly influence the majority. Influencers rule every aspect of life. And life, at its most basic core, is every individual on the planet keeping score on every individual with whom they have any form of contact. Whether done at the conscious or sub-conscious level, it is the core of determining every aspect of relationship. Your score, as evaluated by any other human being determines the nature of your relationship and the degree of influence you will have over them. The same thing is happening in reverse, with you 鈥渟coring them鈥? There are many Point Count criteria that you have no control over such as the statistics on the effect of a person's height. POINT COUNT teaches you how to maximize your score in all those areas that you have total control over; learnable, practicable, develop-able skills. Read it, and put it into practice, and your PointCount and your influence will soar.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<b>In this instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls 鈥済rit.鈥?鈥淚nspiration for non-geniuses everywhere鈥?(<i>People</i>).</b><br /><br />The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of 鈥済enius,鈥?Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<br /> <br /> In <i>Grit</i>, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she鈥檚 learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers鈥攆rom JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<br /> <br /> 鈥淒uckworth鈥檚 ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better鈥?(<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>). Among <i>Grit</i>鈥檚 most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts <i>twice </i>toward your goal; grit can be <i>learned</i>, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, <i>Grit</i> is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how<i> that</i>鈥攏ot talent or luck鈥攎akes all the difference. This is 鈥渁 fascinating tour of the psychological research on success鈥?(<i>The Wall Street Journal)</i>.
Behind the Knife ABSITE Podcast Companion
by Behind the Knife The Surg...

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English

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Publication Date

December 10, 2019

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The Behind the Knife ABSITE Podcast Companion is a collection of outlines intended to serve as companion study aid to the Behind the Knife podcast ABSITE review series. They are the culmination of notes we have compiled over the years in our own preparation for the ABSITE. <br /><br />What This Review Is:<br />鈥 thorough review of current clinical management guidelines for the most commonly tested surgical topics.<br />鈥esigned to be reviewed multiple times in order to: <br />oHelp you score well on the ABSITE.<br />oHelp you pass the general surgery Qualifying Exam and Certifying Exam.<br />oHelp you prepare for clerkships, rotations, and daily rounds. <br /><br />What This Review Isn鈥檛:<br />鈥his is not surgical trivia 鈥?Most currently available study guides are heavy in basic science minutia. We are not going to tell you the components of the coagulation cascade. We are going to focus of key components of clinical management of surgical disease based on current guideline. This is the direction the general surgery boards are going, and there is less and less basic science showing up on the ABSITE and the boards. <br />oOther review books will tell you that the APC gene is on chromosome 5, but will they tell you what the current guidelines say regarding the surgical management of axilla with node positive breast CA? Probably not, but we will. <br />鈥his is not an exhaustive study guide. This is simply what we view and the most distilled down, high yield, need to know information for the ABSITE and the general surgery boards.
Neuro-Discipline: Everyday Neuroscience for Self-Discipline, Focu...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

229

Publication Date

October 18, 2019

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<h2><b>Control your brain so it doesn鈥檛 control you. A science-based approach to getting things done and avoiding laziness and procrastination.</b></h2><br />Our brains are not wired for goal achievement. They are wired only for speed, survival, and the present moment. It鈥檚 time to defeat this primal tendency and make self-discipline your new normal.<br /><br /><h2><b>Stop leaving tasks unstarted and/or unfinished. You鈥檙e better than that.</b></h2><br /><u><b>Neuro-Discipline</b></u> tells the tale of two battling brains, and why we are predisposed to laziness and energy conservation. Time after time, we take the path of least resistance to our detriment. The key to beating this is understanding the brain鈥檚 imperatives and working with them. <u><b>Neuro-Discipline</b></u> is your layperson鈥檚 guide to self-discipline success - just enough biology and psychology to give important context, while ensuring that you don鈥檛 get stuck in the minutiae. <br /><br /><h2><b>This isn鈥檛 a textbook; it has over 20 actionable tips you can use TODAY.</b></h2><br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Learn to beat your temptations, excuses, and weaknesses.</b></h2><br />鈥earn about the two brains and the two versions of you that are always locked in battle.<br />鈥?lt;b>How to trick the brain for action and productivity without working against it.</b><br />鈥he role of dopamine and how we can simulate it for our own purposes.<br />鈥?lt;b>How to talk to yourself and design your environment to stay on track.</b><br />鈥eframing excuses and dissecting your emotional reactions.<br />鈥?lt;b>How to create a calm mind for ruthless execution. </b><br /><br /><h2><b>Discomfort, boredom, frustration, and laziness are temporary. Self-discipline is forever.</b></h2><br />We aren鈥檛 meant to lie in bed and relax. We are meant to pursue our goals and find satisfaction and fulfillment. Along the way, self-discipline is the most required ingredient. The ability to do unpleasant and uncomfortable things is what determines how our lives play out. How will you live your life?<br /><br /><h1>Take control of your life by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.</h1><br /><br />This is the third book in the 鈥淟ive a Disciplined Life鈥?series, as listed below:<br /><br />1.The Science of Self-Discipline: The Willpower, Mental Toughness, and Self-Control to Resist Temptation and Achieve Your Goals <br />2.Finish What You Start: The Art of Following Through, Taking Action, Executing, & Self-Discipline<br />3.Neuro-Discipline: Everyday Neuroscience for Self-Discipline, Focus, and Defeating Your Brain鈥檚 Impulsive and Distracted Nature<br />4.Mind Over Matter: The Self-Discipline to Execute Without Excuses, Control Your Impulses, and Keep Going When You Want to Give Up<br />
Master Your Destiny: A Practical Guide to Rewrite Your Story and ...
by Thibaut Meurisse

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English

Pages

190

Publication Date

December 04, 2019

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<h2>Keep telling yourself the same disempowering story? Feel stuck unable to make changes in your life?聽</h2><p>If so, it鈥檚 time to rewrite your story and become the master of your destiny.聽<br /></p><p>Author and coach, Thibaut Meurisse, wants you to be the hero of your story. In his latest book, you鈥檒l learn a step-by-step method to replace disempowering thought patterns with empowering ones so that you can finally become the person you want to be.聽</p><p><em>Master Your Destiny</em> offers a clear and concise walkthrough that demonstrates how to use the power of your mind to change your story鈥攁nd your destiny. Using Thibaut鈥檚 straightforward instructions, you鈥檒l learn how to create a better story that will serve you for the rest of your life.聽<br /></p><h3>In <em>Master Your Destiny</em>, you鈥檒l discover:<br /></h3><ul><li>How the story you tell yourself prevents you from living the life you want (and what you can do to change it)</li><li>Why your current story is fiction and how to replace it with a better one</li><li>Five models of reality that can transform your outlook on life</li><li>How to create an empowering environment that brings the absolute best out of you, and</li><li>Much more.</li></ul><p><em>Master Your Destiny</em> is your must-read guide to help you change your story and become the master of your destiny. If you like easy-to-understand strategies, practical exercises, and no-nonsense teaching, you will love this book.<br /></p><h3><u><strong>Buy<em> </em></strong><strong><em>Master Your Destiny</em></strong><strong> to take control of your destiny today!</strong></u></h3><p>This is book four in the Mastery Series. The first three are:</p><ul><li><strong>Book 1 - Master Your Emotions</strong>: A聽 practical guide to overcome negativity and improve the way you manage your feelings</li><li><strong>Book 2 - Master Your Motivation</strong>: A聽 practical guide to unstick yourself, build momentum and sustain long-term motivation</li><li><strong>Book 3 - Master Your Focus</strong>: A聽 practical guide to stop chasing the next thing and focus on what matters until it鈥檚 done.聽</li></ul>
Endless Energy: A Blueprint for Productivity, Focus, and Self-Dis...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

214

Publication Date

November 23, 2019

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<h2><b>All of your best intentions will fail without the energy to execute them. Become more energetic: biologically and psychologically.</b></h2><br />Want to create new habits? Become more disciplined? Change your life in any way whatsoever? Strategy comes later. First and foremost, you need the energy to take these challenges on. Learn to become your own battery.<br /><br /><h2><b>Fix fatigue, laziness, apathy, and sloth.</b></h2><br /><b><u>Endless Energy</u></b> is a guide to becoming insanely energetic. It addresses what drains you, what energizes you, and everything in between. It goes deep into the psychology and physiology of energy to make sure that symptoms as well as root causes are addressed. In the end, you will have all the tools to jumpstart your life in any direction you choose.<br /><br /><h2><b>Biohack the science of high energy and productivity.</b></h2> <br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Long-term and short-term solutions for instant energy to accomplish your goals.</b></h2><br />鈥ne energy pyramid to rule them all.<br />鈥?lt;b>Diagnose the emotional, psychological, and biological costs to your energy.</b><br />鈥nderstand cellular biology and how it impacts your energy.<br />鈥?lt;B>How to institute a diet and sleep routine that helps you.</b><br />鈥ow to optimize your work schedule and other tips for energy management.<br />鈥?lt;b>Why coffee and caffeine are not the answer.</b><br /><br /><H2><b>Stop struggling in vain and address what really matters: your energy levels. Wake up and start seizing your life by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON.</b></h2><br /><br />This is the second book in the 鈥淭hink Smarter, Not Harder鈥?series as listed below:<br /><br />1.Build a Better Brain: Using Everyday Neuroscience to Train Your Brain for Motivation, Discipline, Courage, and Mental Sharpness <br />2.Endless Energy: A Blueprint for Productivity, Focus, and Self-Discipline - for the Perpetually Tired and Lazy<br />3.Think Like Sherlock: Creatively Solve Problems, Think with Clarity, Make Insightful Observations & Deductions, and Develop Quick & Accurate Instincts <br />4.The Science of Intelligent Decision Making: An Actionable Guide to Clearer Thinking, Destroying Indecision, Improving Insight, & Making Complex Decisions with Speed and Confidence<br />5.Think Like da Vinci: Practical Everyday Creativity for Idea Generation, New Perspectives, and Innovative Thinking<br /><br />

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