Breaking the Glass Slipper

Breaking the Glass Slipper

This book is a journey about finding your own truth--a truth that keeps you from ever needing a glass slipper. Because why walk when the truth lets you fly?

Author: Elaine Turner

Publisher: E & J Communications

ISBN: 0692149643

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Page: 220

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We all assume that grown women don't believe in fairy tales and yet, most of us wish unicorns were real, and some of us are even waiting for George Clooney to whisk us off to Lake Como ... (Amal who?). As women we tend to believe these myths ... if I'm nice, pretty, polite, gracious and hardworking, justice will prevail or, better yet, I will be saved. At age 47, with two kids to raise (one with special needs), a challenging business to run and a marriage to nurture, fashion designer Elaine Turner's glass slippers began to crack. Refusing to believe the cracks had anything to do with pre-menopausal weight gain, she slowly started to realize that the pressure from attempting to be a perfect wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, boss and business owner was in fact fracturing her "perfect" exterior. She realized that being everything to everyone was not only impossible but futile. A life-changing (or as she puts it, a "goosebump fate") moment sets her on a path of self-discovery, growth and a new perspective. In Breaking the Glass Slipper, Elaine shares with us her newfound understanding by debunking several pervasive societal myths that we have been told, sold and programmed to believe. She tells personal, heartfelt and often times hysterical stories that are thoroughly backed up by research. Elaine inspires us to let go of fear, failure and expectations knowing we don't have to fit a set mold or be a victim to our struggles. This book is a journey about finding your own truth--a truth that keeps you from ever needing a glass slipper. Because why walk when the truth lets you fly?
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Best Life

Best Life

And he came back the next day and said, 'I can't believe you were asking me those questions.'" It takes a mighty search engine to navigate the expanding universe of the Tyler Perry brand. His first two films, Diary of a Mad Black Woman ...

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Page: 140

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Best Life magazine empowers men to continually improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being to better enjoy the most rewarding years of their life.
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Books and Bookmen

Books and Bookmen

The dime - novel myths that have for so long concealed the truth about frontiersmen and pioneers are , so it is ... their front doors so as to keep the women from gossiping on their doorsteps and the children confined to the backyards .

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ISBN: UVA:X004135854

Category: Books

Page: 852

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Common Errors in Statistics

Common Errors in Statistics

With a final emphasis on finding solutions and on the great value of statistics when applied in the proper context, this book will prove eminently useful to students and professionals in the fields of research, industry, medicine, and ...

Author: Phillip I. Good

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 0471460680

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

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A guide to choosing and using the right techniques High-speed computers and prepackaged statistical routines would seem to take much of the guesswork out of statistical analysis and lend its applications readily accessible to all. Yet, as Phillip Good and James Hardin persuasively argue, statistical software no more makes one a statistician than a scalpel makes one a surgeon. Choosing the proper technique and understanding the analytical context is of paramount importance to the proper application of statistics. The highly readable Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them) provides both newly minted academics and professionals who use statistics in their work with a handy field guide to statistical problems and solutions. Good and Hardin begin their handbook by establishing a mathematically rigorous but readily accessible foundation for statistical procedures. They focus on debunking popular myths, analyzing common mistakes, and instructing readers on how to choose the appropriate statistical technique to address their specific task. A handy checklist is provided to summarize the necessary steps. Topics covered include: * Creating a research plan * Formulating a hypothesis * Specifying sample size * Checking assumptions * Interpreting p-values and confidence intervals * Building a model * Data mining * Bayes' Theorem, the bootstrap, and many others Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them) also contains reprints of classic articles from statistical literature to re-examine such bedrock subjects as linear regression, the analysis of variance, maximum likelihood, meta-analysis, and the bootstrap. With a final emphasis on finding solutions and on the great value of statistics when applied in the proper context, this book will prove eminently useful to students and professionals in the fields of research, industry, medicine, and government.
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The Power of Babel

The Power of Babel

The first book written for the layperson about the natural history of language, Power of Babel is a dazzling tour de force that will leave readers anything but speechless.

Author: John McWhorter

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

ISBN: 0716744732

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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There are approximately 6000 languages on earth today, the descendants of the tongue first spoken by homo sapiens some 150,000 years ago. How did they all develop? What happened to the first language? In this irreverent romp through territory too often claimed by stodgy grammarians, McWhorter ranges across linguistic theory, geography, history, and pop culture to tell the fascinating story of how thousands of very different languages have evolved from a single, original source in a natural process similar to biological evolution. While laying out how languages mix and mutate over time, he reminds us of the variety within the species that speaks them, and argues that, contrary to popular perception, language is not immutable and hidebound, but a living, dynamic entity that adapts itself to an ever-changing human environment. Full of humor and imaginative insight, The Power of Babel draws its examples from languages around the world, including pidgins, creoles, patois and nonstandard dialects. McWhorter also discusses current theories on what the first language might have been like, why dialects should not be considered "bad speech" and why most of today's languages will be extinct in 100 years. The first book written for the layperson about the natural history of language, Power of Babel is a dazzling tour de force that will leave readers anything but speechless.
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Decision in the West

Decision in the West

A detailed history of one of the most grisly episodes of the Civil War provides a balanced treatment of the North's invasion of Atlanta, debunking many long-standing myths and misconceptions of the battle.

Author: Albert Castel

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ISBN: UOM:39015028407313

Category: Atlanta Campaign, 1864.

Page: 665

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A detailed history of one of the most grisly episodes of the Civil War provides a balanced treatment of the North's invasion of Atlanta, debunking many long-standing myths and misconceptions of the battle.
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Wilderness Wanderings

Wilderness Wanderings

Ironically, reclaiming the church's identity and mission may require relinquishing its purported “gains”—which often amount to little more than a sense of comfort, the seduction of feeling “at ease in Zion”— to take up again the ...

Author: Stanley Hauerwas

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019322242

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Radical theologian Stanley Hauerwas challenges contemporary Christians to reimagine what it might mean to "break back into (original?) Christianity". The book gives no comfort to the religious right or left who Hauerwas claims continue to think Christianity can be made compatible with the sentimentalities of democratic liberalism.
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