Fully Functioning Human Almost

Fully Functioning Human  Almost

' Filled with honesty, wit and wisdom, Fully Functioning Human (Almost) - part memoir, part life guide - will show you the real Melanie Murphy: warm, fun, positive, honest, a girl who's got this whole adult thing down. Almost.

Author: Melanie Murphy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473639171

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 900

'I'm just a nitwit girl who's sort of stumbling through life learning that we all have our own roads to walk - but that it's still valuable, and rather lovely, to hear about other people's journeys...' Filled with honesty, wit and wisdom, Fully Functioning Human (Almost) - part memoir, part life guide - will show you the real Melanie Murphy: warm, fun, positive, honest, a girl who's got this whole adult thing down. Almost. Irish YouTuber Melanie Murphy regularly chronicles the ups and downs of her life on her popular channel, discussing topics such as sexuality, skincare, social media and self-esteem. Now, in her first book, she looks with her trademark humour and down-to-earth honesty at the experiences that have shaped her. From learning how to manage her online life, to giving up on the idea of perfection, living with anxiety and the lessons she has learned about relationships, Mel shows us that difficult times can teach us the most about who we are, and by learning to value ourselves, we can overcome whatever life throws at us.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

If Only

If Only

Erin wants a fresh start. With her thirtieth birthday coming up, she's taken a long hard look at her life (the job she hates, the wedding she just cancelled) and concluded that it's basically a mess. If only she knew where to begin.

Author: Melanie Murphy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473691780

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 631

Erin wants a fresh start. With her thirtieth birthday coming up, she's taken a long hard look at her life (the job she hates, the wedding she just cancelled) and concluded that it's basically a mess. If only she knew where to begin. A trip to her hometown in Ireland to visit her beloved grandmother is a welcome escape from her disappointments. But, there, Erin also finds an unexpected solution to her problems, in the form of a magical family heirloom. No more of the 'what ifs' she's been tormenting herself with -- now all she needs to do is whisper two little words and she'll be able to see for herself what might have been, had she chosen a different path. But as Erin gets caught up in one 'if only' after another, changing her life proves more complicated than expected. And she starts to realise that, by chasing dreams and searching for an easy fix, she might be missing out on what's right in front of her...
Categories: Fiction

Almost Human Making Robots Think

Almost Human  Making Robots Think

He had come to Carnegie Mellon's oneyear master's degree program almost as a
lark. Robotics was ... Perhaps no one is more anxious than Paul Tompkins,
whose precious Tempest will be ineffective without a fully functioning PE. And
since ...

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393074307

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 338

A remarkable, intense portrait of the robotic subculture and the challenging quest for robot autonomy. The high bay at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is alive and hyper night and day with the likes of Hyperion, which traversed the Antarctic, and Zoe, the world’s first robot scientist, now back home. Robot Segways learn to play soccer, while other robots go on treasure hunts or are destined for hospitals and museums. Dozens of cavorting mechanical creatures, along with tangles of wire, tools, and computer innards are scattered haphazardly. All of these zipping and zooming gizmos are controlled by disheveled young men sitting on the floor, folding chairs, or tool cases, or huddled over laptops squinting into displays with manic intensity. Award-winning author Lee Gutkind immersed himself in this frenzied subculture, following these young roboticists and their bold conceptual machines from Pittsburgh to NASA and to the most barren and arid desert on earth. He makes intelligible their discoveries and stumbling points in this lively behind-the-scenes work.
Categories: Computers

The Key to Almost Everything

The Key to  Almost  Everything

In short, you find increasingly self-sufficient and fully functioning human
communities comprised in the main of people who are trying to recapture the
charm, pace, and ambience of small-town American life. As an example, the
Orlando MSA is ...

Author: James Wright

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538124598

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 913

The Key to (Almost) Everything is an engaging, contemporary and concise approach to sociology written for adults, students and just about anybody who could profit from knowing about the discipline of sociology.
Categories: Social Science

Lonergan Social Transformation and Sustainable Human Development

Lonergan  Social Transformation  and Sustainable Human Development

normatively human is to be intrinsically constituted through acts of meaning. ...
mediated by meaning, that gives it its structure and unity, that arranges it in an
orderly whole of almost endless 43 differences. ... as such, for unless we are able
to express and create meaning, we are not able to be fully functioning human

Author: Joseph Ogbonnaya

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621895244

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 392

Secular contemporary development discourse deals with the problems of societal development and transformation by prioritizing the human good in terms of vital and social values with the aim of providing the basic necessities of life through social institutions that work. While such an approach is profitable by promoting economic growth, it does not take note of other dynamics of social progress and development. Also, it fails to notice the consequences of development strategies on human flourishing, well-being, and happiness. Ogbonnayu argues for an integral approach to development by engaging in a fruitful dialogue between Bernard Lonergan's philosophical anthropology with contemporary development discourse, as represented in select theories of development, and in select principles of Catholic social teaching. It makes a case for social progress and transformation as emanating from human understanding. Also, it highlights the parts of Lonergan's theory that contribute to an understanding, specifically of his treatment of bias, and of the shorter and longer cycles of societal decline. In view of the reality of moral impotence and limitations, it considers the reversal of societal decline as possible through the supernatural solution of God's grace.
Categories: Religion

50 Visions of Mathematics

50 Visions of Mathematics

rom 1975 to 2005 the average weight of the adult American population increased
by almost 10 kilograms∗. ... An attempt to create a mathematical model of a fully
functioning human living in a realistic environment is well beyond our current ...

Author: Dara O' Briain

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191005336

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 644

Relax: no one understands technical mathematics without lengthy training but we all have an intuitive grasp of the ideas behind the symbols. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), this book is designed to showcase the beauty of mathematics - including images inspired by mathematical problems - together with its unreasonable effectiveness and applicability, without frying your brain. The book is a collection of 50 original essays contributed by a wide variety of authors. It contains articles by some of the best expositors of the subject (du Sautoy, Singh and Stewart for example) together with entertaining biographical pieces and articles of relevance to our everyday lives (such as Spiegelhalter on risk and Elwes on medical imaging). The topics covered are deliberately diverse and involve concepts from simple numerology to the very cutting edge of mathematics research. Each article is designed to be read in one sitting and to be accessible to a general audience. There is also other content. There are 50 pictorial 'visions of mathematics' which were supplied in response to an open call for contributions from IMA members, Plus readers and the worldwide mathematics community. You'll also find a series of "proofs " of Phythagoras's Theorem - mathematical, literary and comedy - after this, you'll never think of Pythagoras the same way again.
Categories: Mathematics

More Alive Than Ever

More Alive Than Ever

I almost hate to admit it, but there were times in which I would arrive at the
Minnesota border and wonder what happened to Clear Lake and Mason ... It has
been estimated that only one person in a hundred is a fully functioning human

Author: Forrest Chaffee

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788023507

Category: Religion

Page: 114

View: 991

Finding and using apt illustrations to enhance a sermon or Bible study is a fine art. In this book, Forrest Chaffee proves himself a master at this endeavor. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to plumb the depths of some of the most significant miracles of Jesus. Herbert Chilstrom Former Presiding Bishop Evangelical Lutheran Church in America The Gospel of John has a unique function - unlike the synoptic Gospels, which provide chronological accounts of Jesus' life and ministry, John weaves the story and words of Jesus around seven miracles that he calls signs. These signs are the visible evidence that Jesus is the source of true life. Through his spoken words and healing power, Jesus' inspiring life force flows outwardly to all who believe in him. This in-depth exploration of the miracle stories in John's Gospel helps you discover how to tap in to this powerful life force and become more alive than ever. Each chapter studies the scripture text of a miracle to identify the quality associated with it, then offers numerous illustrative examples demonstrating how this sign or trait can positively influence daily living. With thought-provoking discussion questions included, More Alive Than Ever is an excellent resource for small group Bible study or adult Sunday school classes. Its convenient illustration index also makes this a rich source of meaningful metaphors and stories for preaching. But even more, it's stimulating reading for anyone who wants greater insight into these marvelous accounts of God's power at work. Chapters include: ? Joy Is Like The Rain John 2:1-12 ? Trust Is An Umbrella John 4:46-54 ? Hope Can Be Moving John 5:1-9 ? Bread Is Always Needed John 6:1-14 ? Peace Is Like A Flowing River John 6:16-21 ? Seeing Is Getting The Mud Out Of Your Eyes John 9:1-41 ? New Life Is Like A Grain Of Wheat John 11:1-44 This book is a beautiful witness to the possibilities of a deeper and richer spiritual life. Chaffee opens up for us the spiritual wisdom of John's Gospel in understandable simplicity. Jerry L. Schmalenberger Former President Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Forrest Chaffee has an amazing gift of using stories and illustrations to help his readers discover what he is attempting to say. Laypersons will find this text to be very interesting and easy to read and understand. Chaffee takes the signs of Jesus and brings them down to very practical and earthy applications of everyday life. (from the Foreword) Paul M. Werger Bishop Emeritus, Southeastern Iowa Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Forrest Chaffee opens up the signs of John's Gospel to us as he also opens up his own life and experiences for us to behold. Pastors and laypersons alike will enjoy his rich storytelling abilities. This engaging work, deeply rooted in a faithful pastor's heart, is a resource that will surely help others grow in their faith - and become more alive than ever Daniel Solomon Senior Pastor, Augustana Lutheran Church Boone, Iowa In its sensitivity and simplicity, Forrest Chaffee's pastoral style penetrates to the heart of the Fourth Gospel's theology, which is the sacramental nature of all life. Both the Evangelist and Pastor Chaffee encourage readers to find God in the immediacy of daily existence. Edward W. Amend Emeritus Professor of Religion and Humanities University of Northern Iowa Forrest Chaffee served for over 40 years as the pastor of Lutheran congregations in Minnesota and Iowa. He has taught Old Testament, New Testament, and church history at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Categories: Religion

Counseling Psychology in Community Settings

Counseling Psychology in Community Settings

Even such an expanded definition of mental health is still centered almost totally
within the person , however . ... to be rooted in rather thinly disguised value
judgments , and to view human functioning as almost totally intrapsychic in origin

Author: Donald H. Blocher


ISBN: UOM:39015008429246

Category: Medical

Page: 294

View: 135

Categories: Medical

Passionate Principalship

Passionate Principalship

What more humanistic methods of inquiry illustrate so clearly in this book is that
motives and emotions are central to fully functioning social systems. Prescription,
almost by definition, ignores these central human instincts. As we noted long ago

Author: Ciaran Sugrue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134366071

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 525

This book puts 'real life' back into the literature on school principalship. Through a life history approach, it portrays daily life in schools as a much more messy, contested and precarious existence, where principals struggle with passionate commitment to find continuity amongst frequently changing and often conflicting policy initiatives. The book draws on comprehensively in-depth interview data with new, experienced and veteran principals. Their life stories illustrate the struggles involved in the ongoing negotiation of identities through unprecedented change. The authors lucidly argue that: * The realities of principals' lives are much more demanding that rational linear approaches to reform suggest; * A revolving door approach to the appointment of principals is inadequate * Passion is central to the lives and work of principals, but this passion needs to be rejuvenated and rekindled through opportunities for learning * There is a need for further research on the relationship between the lifecycles of principals, the leadership legacies of school communities and the cycles of mandated reforms as a means of lending coherence to leadership learning and sustained and renewed leaders. This is essential reading for principals and their professional bodies, academics and researchers, school leaders on leadership courses internationally.
Categories: Education

Therapy with Men after Sixty

Therapy with Men after Sixty

Negative motivation, especially fear and anger, almost never promotes healthy
behavior or PWB for the man or anyone ... An advantage of aging is that it allows
the man to be a fully functioning human being which includes enjoying being the

Author: Barry McCarthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317807650

Category: Psychology

Page: 186

View: 362

Therapy with Men after Sixty is a breakthrough book for professionals that helps them open their clients’ minds to new ways of thinking, behaving, and feeling about the aging process. The authors adopt a realistic but optimistic tone as they carefully examine the psychological, relational, and sexual aspects of life after 60, while also dispelling common myths. Topics addressed include how to build and maintain Psychological Well Being, have quality relationships, build self-esteem, and deal with crisis and loss. Practical topics, such as financial issues, living situations, and relationships with adult children and grandchildren are addressed through guidelines, skill exercises, and case studies. Each chapter helps mental health professionals to account for individual, couple, cultural, and value differences, making this an unparalleled resource for helping men successfully meet the challenges of aging.
Categories: Psychology

A Sting in the Tale

A Sting in the Tale

These chromosome chains contain all the information needed to build a fully
functioning human, bee or fern, a bit like a vast instruction manual. Each gene
can be seen as a recipe — they provide the informa— tion required to build a ...

Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250048387

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 553

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GREAT NATURE WRITERS SUCH AS E.O. WILSON AND CHARMING MEMOIRS LIKE GERALD DURRELL'S MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS, THIS FASCINATING BOOK WILL ALTER THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT BUMBLEBEES. Dave Goulson became obsessed with wildlife as a small boy growing up in rural Shropshire, starting with an increasingly exotic menagerie of pets. When his interest turned to the anatomical, there were even some ill-fated experiments with taxidermy. But bees are where Goulson's true passion lies—the humble bumblebee in particular. Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the English short-haired bumblebee went extinct in the United Kingdom, but by a twist of fate still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, the descendants of a few pairs shipped over in the nineteenth century. Dave Goulson's passionate quest to reintroduce it to its native land is one of the highlights of a book that includes original research into the habits of these mysterious creatures, history's relationship with the bumblebee, and advice on how to protect the bumblebee for future generations. One of the United Kingdom's most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Goulson combines lighthearted tales of a child's growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee. He details the minutiae of life in the nest, sharing fascinating research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee population and the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.
Categories: Nature

The Right to Create

The Right to Create

... is considered an essential characteristic of the productive , unalienated , fully
functioning human being , and at times seems almost synonymous with mental
health . A person who neglects his destiny , whose life ticks on without
enthusiasm ...

Author: Judith Groch


ISBN: UCAL:B4385288

Category: Creative ability

Page: 393

View: 743

Categories: Creative ability

Theories of Psychotherapy

Theories of Psychotherapy

... achieved in therapy , that makes it possible for the person to come to be ( in
awareness ) what he / she is ( in experience ) — a complete and fully functioning
human organism . Experiencing of Progress . Almost from the beginning , the
client ...

Author: Cecil Holden Patterson

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:49015002954387

Category: Psychology

Page: 536

View: 707

This text offers detailed systematic summaries of 14 major psychotherapy theories, enabling both students and the general reader to better appreciate and evaluate each theory. Each chapter features a sketch of the theorist and the philosophy behind the therapy.
Categories: Psychology

Creating Alternative Futures

Creating Alternative Futures

Indeed , I have learned that it is almost impossible to be a thinking , fully
functioning human being in a complex society without doing politics — not
necessarily the old politics of geography , but issue politics , citizen - movement
politics , public ...

Author: Hazel Henderson

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: PSU:000018544770

Category: Economic development

Page: 418

View: 911

Categories: Economic development

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

... makes it possible for him to come to be ( in awareness ) what he is ( in
experience ) — a complete and fully functioning human organism . The
Experiencing of Progress / Almost from the beginning the client feels that
progress is being made .

Author: Cecil Holden Patterson

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015003371245

Category: Counseling

Page: 554

View: 857

Categories: Counseling



95 It is almost impossible to be a thinking , fully functioning human being in a
complex Anyone interested in the survival of society without doing politics – not
the species , and in being turned on by an necessarily the old politics of
geography ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105027242754

Category: Environmental policy


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Categories: Environmental policy

Taking Reform Seriously

Taking Reform Seriously

Ecologist Hazel Henderson thus muses , “ I have learned that it is almost
impossible to be a thinking , fully functioning human being in a complex society
without doing politics - not necessarily the old politics of geography , but issue
politics ...

Author: Michael W. McCann

Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015012064484

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

View: 499

Examines the evolution, character, and impact of liberal public interest activists in American politics and their aspiration to alter both the structure and the policy priorities of the modern corporate state.
Categories: Social Science

Taking Politics Seriously

Taking Politics Seriously

Hazel Henderson thus muses that " I have learned that it is almost impossible to
be a thinking , fully functioning human being in a complex society without doing
politics - not necessarily the old politics of geography , but issue politics , public1

Author: Michael Williams McCann


ISBN: UCAL:C2934908

Category: Pressure groups

Page: 1146

View: 245

Categories: Pressure groups

Illicit Drugs

Illicit Drugs

Sage (1987:9) details the collapse of the Bolivian mining industry during that
period, leading to an almost total ... and in the absence of a fully functioning
regional administration, the sindicatos act almost as de facto local regimes,
providing much of the local infrastructure (Davila 1992). ... The law itself has
attracted fierce criticism from human rights groups across the globe since, being
contrary to the ...

Author: Adrian Barton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134461127

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 111

Illicit drugs and their use are now, more than ever, a dominant concern of politicians, policy makers and the general public. Often, our understandings of the 'drug problem' tend to be uni-dimensional and based around particular areas of risk: drug related crime, dependency and ill-health. This book moves beyond this single issue approach and locates illicit drug use in its wider context, with chapters on: the history of illicit drug use measuring the 'problem' legal and medical responses to illicit drug use the illicit drugs market drugs, crime and trends in drug policy. Drawing information from wide-ranging sources, Adrian Barton illuminates the complex nature and broad impact illicit drug use carries in its wake and provides an overview of the contemporary state of the drug 'scene'. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers working in the area of drugs and society.
Categories: Social Science