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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.
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.
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World
by Maryanne Wolf

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English

Pages

277

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<p><strong>The author of the acclaimed <em>Proust and the Squid</em> follows up with a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.</strong><br /></p><p>A decade ago, Maryanne Wolf鈥檚 <em>Proust and the Squid</em> revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium.</p><p>Drawing deeply on this research, this book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us鈥攈er beloved readers鈥攖o describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums. Wolf raises difficult questions, including:</p><ul><li>Will children learn to incorporate the full range of "deep reading" processes that are at the core of the expert reading brain?</li><li>Will the mix of a seemingly infinite set of distractions for children鈥檚 attention and their quick access to immediate, voluminous information alter their ability to think for themselves?</li><li>With information at their fingertips, will the next generation learn to build their own storehouse of knowledge, which could impede the ability to make analogies and draw inferences from what they know?</li><li>Will all these influences, in turn, change the formation in children and the use in adults of "slower" cognitive processes like critical thinking, personal reflection, imagination, and empathy that comprise deep reading and that influence both how we think and how we live our lives?</li><li>Will the chain of digital influences ultimately influence the use of the critical analytical and empathic capacities necessary for a democratic society?</li><li>How can we preserve deep reading processes in future iterations of the reading brain?</li><li>Who are the "good readers" of every epoch?</li></ul><p>Concerns about attention span, critical reasoning, and over-reliance on technology are never just about children鈥擶olf herself has found that, though she is a reading expert, her ability to read deeply has been impacted as she has become, inevitably, increasingly dependent on screens.</p><p>Wolf draws on neuroscience, literature, education, technology, and philosophy and blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in a proposal for a biliterate reading brain. Provocative and intriguing, <em>Reader, Come Home</em> is a roadmap that provides a cautionary but hopeful perspective on the impact of technology on our brains and our most essential intellectual capacities鈥攁nd what this could mean for our future.</p>
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>
Lalechka: A WW2 Jewish Girl's Holocaust Survival True Story (Worl...
by Amira Keidar

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English

Pages

261

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>A little girl is smuggled out of a Ghetto. Two courageous women. And an inspirational story of survival</b><p>It is 1941, the height of World War II, and in a Polish ghetto, a baby girl named Rachel is born. Her parents, Jacob and Zippa, are willing to do anything to keep her alive. They nickname her Lalechka.</p><p>Just before Lalechka鈥檚 first birthday, the Nazis begin to murder everyone in the ghetto. Her mother discovers a hideaway in the attic where other Jews are hiding. <br />The father, serving as Jewish policeman in the ghetto, understands that staying in the attic will mean a certain death for his wife and child.</p><p>In a desperate but hope-filled move, Lalechka鈥檚 parents decide to save their daughter no matter what the price.</p><p>Jacob smuggle them outside the boundaries of the ghetto where Zippa meets Polish friends, Irena and Sophia. She gives her beloved Lalechka to them and returns to the ghetto to be with her husband and parents 鈥?unaware of the fate that awaits her.</p><p>Irena and Sophia take on the burden of caring for Lalechka during the war, pretending that she is part of their family despite the danger of being discovered and executed.</p><p>Lalechka is based on the unique journal written by the young mother during the annihilation of the ghetto, as well as on interviews with key figures in the story, rare documents and authentic letters.</p><br />
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>.
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 />
The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and...
by Simone Davies

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>Turn your home into a Montessori home鈥攁nd become a more mindful, attentive, and easygoing parent.</b><br /><br /> It鈥檚 time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the principles developed by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a 鈥渢errible two鈥?into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery.<br /><br /> With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child鈥檚 natural curiosity, from 鈥淭rust in the child鈥?to 鈥淔ostering a sense of wonder.鈥?Step-by-step ways to cultivate daily routines with ease, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings, losing the pacifier. Plus learn how to: <ul><li>Stay composed when your toddler is not and set limits with love and respect鈥攚ithout resorting to bribes or punishment</li><li>Set up your home and get rid of the chaos</li><li>Create Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-old</li><li>Raise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around them</li><li>See the world through your toddler鈥檚 eyes and be surprised and delighted by their perspective</li><li>Be your child鈥檚 guide鈥攁nd truly celebrate every stage</li></ul>
Think Like a Psychologist: How to Analyze Emotions, Read Body Lan...
by Patrick King

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English

Pages

262

Publication Date

November 03, 2019

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<h2><b>Understand personality traits, character, emotions, and values through pure observation or simple questions.</b></h2><br />Analyzing people in a flash - it鈥檚 not easy, and it鈥檚 not simple. But that鈥檚 because you don鈥檛 know the tools inside this book.<br /><br /><h2><b>People give us more information than they realize. Learn to decipher all of it to further your goals.</b></h2><br /><b><u>Think Like a Psychologist</u></b> is about working backwards from the person in front of you. You will learn to draw conclusions about people鈥檚 emotions, behavior, past experiences, and overall personality and temperament based on small yet important pieces of information. From this analysis, you will gain enormous insight into the people around you, new and old. <br /><br />You may not be able to read people鈥檚 minds, but armed with knowledge about behavioral tendencies, developmental psychology, motivation and personality theories, and nature versus nurture, you will always possess deeper comprehension that others may not even have about themselves. And of course, there is an element of lie detection.<br /><br /><h2><b>Understanding others is an opening to understanding yourself and self-awareness.</b></h2><br />Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. He has sold over a million books. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.<br /><br /><H2><b>Analyze people for better social interactions, less conflict, more likability, and the ability to open people up.</b></h2><br />鈥earn the most widespread personality evaluation methods.<br />鈥?lt;b>Unlock the power of analyzing simple answers to simple questions.</b><br />鈥ow motivation theories drive our behaviors.<br />鈥?lt;b>Read people鈥檚 emotions and social cues.</b><br />鈥cientific body language and facial expressions.<br /><br /><h2><b>Understand people inside and out; quickly upgrade your emotional and social intelligence.</b></h2><br /><h1><b>Gain intuition about everyone around by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW button.</b></h2> <br /><br />This is the second book in the 鈥淭he Psychology of Social Dynamics鈥?series as listed below:<br /><br />1.The Science of Likability: 60 Evidence-Based Methods to Radiate Charisma, Make a Powerful Impression, Win Friends, and Trigger Attraction [2019 Edition]<br />2.Think Like a Psychologist: How to Analyze Emotions, Read Body Language and Behavior, Understand Motivations, and Decipher Intentions<br />3.The Science of Social Intelligence: 33 Studies to Win Friends, Be Magnetic, Make An Impression, and Use People鈥檚 Subconscious Triggers<br />4.The Science of Engineering Attraction & Love: Flirt, Date, and Mate Using Human Psychology<br />5.Introvert Survival Tactics: How to Make Friends, Be More Social, and Be Comfortable In Any Situation (When You鈥檙e People鈥檇 Out and Just Want to Go Home And Watch TV Alone)<br />6.Control Your Emotions: Gain Balance, Resilience, and Calm; Find Freedom from Stress, Anxiety, and Negativity<br /><br />
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
by , Jr., William Strunk

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English

Pages

97

Publication Date

February 13, 2019

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'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.

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