Uncomplicated Choices

Author: Cara Dee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548715199

Category:

Page: 260

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When life gave you lemons, you learned who stayed and made lemonade with you. Or something to that effect. And the day Ellis Hayes kidnapped me-or, borrowed a yacht and didn't know I was on board-he'd definitely been handed too many lemons. We faced a dilemma when I woke up hungover in the middle of the ocean. He needed to get the hell out of town to do some soul searching and decide whether or not to divorce his wife, and I needed to get back on land because humans didn't belong on the water. There was also better cell service on land, and I had my four-year-old daughter on vacation in Paris to check in with. Then I remembered I wasn't a complete tool. Ellis wasn't doing all right, and we were practically family. I had to stay and make lemonade with him. Of course, me being me, seemingly undateable and complicated, I had to develop feelings for him, too.
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Nature in Indian Philosophy and Cultural Traditions

Author: Meera Baindur

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132223586

Category: Philosophy

Page: 219

View: 9143

Working within a framework of environmental philosophy and environmental ethics, this book describes and postulates alternative understandings of nature in Indian traditions of thought, particularly philosophy. The interest in alternative conceptualizations of nature has gained significance after many thinkers pointed out that attitudes to the environment are determined to a large extent by our presuppositions of nature. This book is particularly timely from that perspective. It begins with a brief description of the concept of nature and a history of the idea of nature in Western thought. This provides readers with a context to the issues around the concept of nature in environmental philosophy, setting a foundation for further discussion about alternate conceptualizations of nature and their significance. In particular, the work covers a wide array of textual and non-textual sources to link and understand nature from classical Indian philosophical perspectives as well as popular understandings in Indian literary texts and cultural practices. Popular issues in environmental philosophy are discussed in detail, such as: What is ‘nature’ in Indian philosophy? How do people perceive nature through landscape and mythological and cultural narratives? In what ways is nature sacred in India? To make the discussion relevant to contemporary readers, the book includes a section on the ecological and ethical implications of some philosophical concepts and critical perspectives on alternate conceptualizations of nature.
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The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition

Author: The College Board

Publisher: College Board

ISBN: 1457312204

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1280

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Review every skill and question type needed for SAT success – now with eight total practice tests. The 2018 edition of The Official SAT Study Guide doubles the number of official SAT® practice tests to eight – all of them created by the test maker. As part of the College Board's commitment to transparency, all practice tests are available on the College Board's website, but The Official SAT Study Guide is the only place to find them in print along with over 250 pages of additional instruction, guidance, and test information. With updated guidance and practice problems that reflect the most recent information, this new edition takes the best-selling SAT guide and makes it even more relevant and useful. Be ready for the SAT with strategies and up-to-date information straight from the exam writers. The Official SAT Study Guide will help students get ready for the SAT with: • 8 official SAT practice tests, written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual exam • detailed descriptions of the math and evidenced based reading and writing sections • targeted practice questions for each SAT question type • guidance on the new optional essay, including practice essay questions with sample responses • seamless integration with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy
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Changing Minds or Changing Channels?

Partisan News in an Age of Choice

Author: Kevin Arceneaux,Martin Johnson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022604744X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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We live in an age of media saturation, where with a few clicks of the remote—or mouse—we can tune in to programming where the facts fit our ideological predispositions. But what are the political consequences of this vast landscape of media choice? Partisan news has been roundly castigated for reinforcing prior beliefs and contributing to the highly polarized political environment we have today, but there is little evidence to support this claim, and much of what we know about the impact of news media come from studies that were conducted at a time when viewers chose from among six channels rather than scores. Through a series of innovative experiments, Kevin Arceneaux and Martin Johnson show that such criticism is unfounded. Americans who watch cable news are already polarized, and their exposure to partisan programming of their choice has little influence on their political positions. In fact, the opposite is true: viewers become more polarized when forced to watch programming that opposes their beliefs. A much more troubling consequence of the ever-expanding media environment, the authors show, is that it has allowed people to tune out the news: the four top-rated partisan news programs draw a mere three percent of the total number of people watching television. Overturning much of the conventional wisdom, Changing Minds or Changing Channels? demonstrate that the strong effects of media exposure found in past research are simply not applicable in today’s more saturated media landscape.
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Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought

Author: Peter Hay,Peter Robert Hay

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868406831

Category: Science

Page: 400

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This book is a major work in the field of environmental philosophy that sets out to describe and explain the many strands of thought that underlie and support the environment movement. Author Peter Hay says his aim in writing the book has been to provide a faithful account of 'the main feeder streams that flow into the swift-running river of Western environmental thought'. In his home state of Tasmania, Hay is well known as a poet and his lyrical style gives the book a fresh, timeless style. This book will attract significant interest from members of the environmental activist community, and those interested in environmental and philosophy literature. As a text or reference work, the book is likely to be used in upper level tertiary courses in Environmental Studies. It will also have significant trans-disciplinary relevance in Politics and Government, Philosophy and Religion, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Geography, and Resource management.
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A Student Guide to Health: Understanding the Facts, Trends, and Challenges [5 volumes]

Understanding the Facts, Trends, and Challenges

Author: Yvette Malamud Ozer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313393060

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1213

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This comprehensive, five-volume reference set is aligned with the National Health Education Standards, containing up-to-date, scientifically based information on a variety of health and wellness topics relevant to high school students. • Five expansive volumes covering such diverse topics as media, family, and peer influences on body image, sexual behavior, diseases and disorders, mental health and wellness, and relationships • Contributions from psychologists, educators, and teen contributors • "What People are Saying" sidebars disbursed throughout that provide opinions by young adults, as well as "Case Reports" and "Facts and Myths" • Dozens of illustrations including those of human reproductive anatomy • A glossary defining hundreds of terms relevant to health and wellness, such as pandemic, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and neurotransmitter
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Ministry Resources for Pastoral Care

Author: Marilyn Kielbasa

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884897702

Category: Religion

Page: 171

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At the heart ofMinistry Resources for Pastoral Careare twelve sessions designed to equip young people with the tools needed to celebrate their holy goodness and navigate some of life's difficult issues.The topics of the sessions include recognizing the goodness in oneself and others, building and maintaining relationships, dealing with tough times, and preparing for the future. The last section of the manual includes a compilation of strategies for doing the on-going work of pastoral care. Each manual in the Total Youth Ministry series includes a CD containing its electronic version, customizable handouts, and theme-related links. CD System Requirements Intel® Pentium II® processor Microsoft® Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT® 4.0 with Service Pack 6, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional or Home Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 64MB of RAM (128 MB recommended) 800 x 600 or higher screen resolution Adobe Reader 6.0 60MB of available hard-disk space (for installation of Adobe Reader 6.0) Multi-read CD-ROM drive Internet Explorer 5.01or 5.5 or Explorer 6.0 or 6.1
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Last Rights

A Catholic Perspective on End-of-life Decisions

Author: Dolores L. Christie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742531536

Category: Religion

Page: 205

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Last Rights examines end-of-life decisions in the context of the Roman Catholic tradition, a heritage rich in its teaching about the human person, the value of life, and the moral rights and responsibilities inherent to every human being. Written for Catholics seeking a better understanding of their own tradition, ministers who deal with Catholic patients, those who wish to learn more about the Catholic perspective, and ordinary decision-makers who must face these complex issues, Last Rights includes cross-references, a glossary, and an appendix and bibliography that provide resources for further study and helpful tools for end-of-life decision-making.
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Journey to a Healthier You

12 Steps to Show You the Way

Author: Carol Angle

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553957202

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 131

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Journey to a Healthier You clarifies the diet and nutrition jargon that can be an obstacle to achieving a healthy lifestyle. In an easy-to-read format, this book overcomes the confusion and contains twelve simple steps to make your lifestyle healthier. Each Chapter focuses on a different step, uses uncomplicated language to explain why it is necessary to take that step, and contains a lot of simple ideas to help accomplish your goal. This book is the result of the author's personal triumph over her son's failing health. Carol Angle's oldest son was diagnosed with a severe heart condition at six months old, and was sent home from the hospital with strict instructions not to let him catch a cold. In a seemingly impossible task to keep her son alive and healthy, Carol started her family on the road to a healthier lifestyle. The results of her quest have been consolidated into this book in an attempt to inspire others who also want to improve their health. The purpose of this book is to provide every reader with the tools they need to successfully tailor their own lifestyle to be as healthy as they desire. The author recognizes that every individual is unique--things that work for one person will not work for everyone. The book lets you choose which ideas work best for you at this moment in your life, because everyone is different and everyone is at a distinct point in their journey towards good health. Your choices will lead you at your own speed, at your own comfort level, down your own path for a lifetime of improved health. In today's fast-paced environment, it is hard to find the time to eat properly and make healthy choices. But everyone has the capacity to achieve a healthy lifestyle! This book simplifies the process by giving you uncomplicated choices and quick tips for creating healthy habits for life.--Even in today's busy lifestyle! Good health to you.
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Teach Yourself the GRE in 30 Days

Author: N.A

Publisher: Arco Pub

ISBN: 9780028628295

Category: Study Aids

Page: 766

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Suggests test-taking strategies, provides thirty review lessons, and tells how to avoid common mistakes
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Straight Talk on Money

Ken and Daria Dolan's Guide to Family Money Management

Author: Ken Dolan

Publisher: Poseidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

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The famous financial advisors share their wisdom on money and money management, discussing five questions to ask a financial planner, six ways to cut your credit card payments, and four types of insurance never to buy. 100,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.
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The Nursing Home Experience

A Family Guide to Making it Better

Author: Marylou Hughes

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780824511906

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 163

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Teaching Students with Mental Retardation

A Life Goal Curriculum Planning Approach

Author: Glen E. Thomas

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780024202406

Category: Education

Page: 597

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This book emphasizes and identifies (1) a prioritized life goal curriculum planning approach to identify the functional skills and concepts needed by a student with mental retardation or severe disabilities to become as successful as possible in adult life, and (2) a diagnostic/prescriptive teaching approach to assess each studentÕs abilities and progress toward those individual life goals.
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Frommer's '98

Caribbean

Author: Frommer's Staff,Darwin Porter,Danforth Prince

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780028616568

Category: Travel

Page: 739

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With the latest on resorts, dining and shopping.
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Healthy for Life

The Scientific Breakthrough Program for Looking, Feeling, and Staying Healthy Without Deprivation

Author: Richard Ferdinand Heller,Rachael F. Heller

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452271128

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 544

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Links a range of health risks to Profactor-H, or hyperinsulinemia, and presents a three-step program to promote lifestyle changes designed to eliminate the problem
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The AA Pub Guide 2003

Author: American Automobile Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749534356

Category: Bars (Drinking establishments)

Page: 685

View: 2004

This guide to over 2500 recommended pubs in England, Wales and Scotland now includes pubs in the Channel Islands, 47 pub walks and new accommodation symbols: restaurants with rooms, Red Diamond awards for best B&Bs and AA Associate Guest Accommodation. Also featured are over 500 expanded entries on selected pubs, AA Rosettes for food, wine glass symbols for over six wines by the glass, directions and up-to-date details with opening times and prices.
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Graduate Woman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women college graduates

Page: N.A

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