A Global Standard For Reporting Conflict

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Author: Jake Lynch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136221905
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A Global Standard For Reporting Conflict by Jake Lynch


Original Title: A Global Standard For Reporting Conflict

This book identifies what constitutes good reporting of conflict, and shows how and why it enables journalism to play a beneficial role in public spheres. It tests its proposals by fieldwork in four countries - Australia, the Philippines, South Africa and Mexico - and shows how they make a difference to audience responses.

The Book Of Jezebel

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Author: Anna Holmes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455502790
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The Book Of Jezebel by Anna Holmes


Original Title: The Book Of Jezebel

From Jezebel.com, the popular website for women, comes a must-read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more. Within months of Jezebel's May 2007 appearance on the new media scene, fans of the blog began referring to themselves as "Jezzies" in comment threads and organizing reader meet-ups in cities all over the world. By 2008, the devotion of the self-appointed Jezzies reached such a fever pitch that the New York Times ran a feature story about them and parody blogs and copycat websites began popping up right and left. With contributions from the writers and creatives who give the site its distinctive tone and broad influence, THE BOOK OF JEZEBEL is an encyclopedia of everything important to the modern woman. Running the gamut from Abzug, Bella and Baby-sitters Club, The to Xena, Yogurt, and Zits, and filled with entertaining sidebars and arresting images, this is a must-read for the modern woman.

The Narcissism Epidemic

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Author: Jean M. Twenge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416576259
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The Narcissism Epidemic by Jean M. Twenge


Original Title: The Narcissism Epidemic

Narcissism -- a very positive and inflated view of the self -- is everywhere. It's what you have if you're a politician and you've strayed from your wife, and it's whyÊfive times as many Americans undergo plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures today than did just ten years ago. It's the value that parents teach their children with song lyrics like "I am special. Look at me," the skill teenagers and young adults obsessively hone on Facebook and MySpace, and the reason high school students physically beat classmates and then broadcast their violence on YouTube for all to see. It's the message preached by prosperity gospel and the vacuous ethos spread by celebrity newsmakers. And it's what's making people depressed, lonely, and buried under piles of debt. Jean M. Twenge's influential and controversial first book, Generation Me, generated a national debate with its trenchant depiction of the challenges twenty- and thirtysomethings face emotionally and professionally in today's world -- and the fallout these issues create for older generations as well as employers. Now, Dr. Twenge is on to a new incendiary topic that has repercussions for every age-group and class: the pernicious spread of narcissism in today's culture and its catastrophic effects. Dr. Twenge joins forces with W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on narcissism, for The Narcissism Epidemic, their eye-opening exposition of the alarming rise of narcissism -- and they show how to stop it. Every day, you encounter the real costs of narcissism: in your relationships and family, in the workplace and the economy at large, in schools that fail to teach necessary skills, in culture, and in politics. Even the world economy has been damaged by risky, unrealistic overconfidence. Filled with arresting anecdotes that illustrate the hold narcissism has on us today -- from people hiring fake paparazzi in order to experience feeling famous to college students who won't leave a professor's office until their B+ becomes an A -- The Narcissism Epidemic is at once a riveting window into the consequences of narcissism, a probing analysis of the culture at large, and a prescription to combat the widespread problems caused by narcissism. As a society, we have a chance to slow the epidemic of narcissism once we learn to identify it, minimize the forces that sustain and transmit it, and treat it where we find it. Drawing on their own extensive research as well as decades of other experts' studies, Drs. Twenge and Campbell show us how.

The Players

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Author: Zander Martin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407005820
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The Players by Zander Martin


Original Title: The Players

Any woman in the world is there for the taking. You just have to know how. Meet Pete: twenty-five, angry and an utter failure with women. And in desperate need of getting laid. Meet Pete's best friend, CJ: an old college buddy who just so happens to be a Pick-Up Artist, armed with the supreme self-confidence and tactics to attract any woman, any time, any place. Together they embark on an epic tour across Europe, from the red lights of Amsterdam to the party town of Reykjavik. Along the way, they'll meet a whole range of women - from gorgeous single mothers in Munich (with strings attached) to nymphomanic Austrian girls and lager-lout Swedes. One girl in particular, however, will blow them away. Their pursuit of her becomes an obsession, and a challenge, neither man can resist. The question is, will the complex methods of a Pick-Up Artist be enough to win her over?

What Works For Women At Work

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Author: Joan C. Williams
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479814318
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What Works For Women At Work by Joan C. Williams


Original Title: What Works For Women At Work

A career guide for working women “A book that every working woman should read….a practical ‘how-to’ manual for women trying to figure out what concretely to do when they realize that something is wrong in their careers, that they are not advancing as fast as the men around them or have been turned down for a promotion they wanted, and either don’t understand what is wrong or don’t know what to do about it. Chapter after chapter offers specific, actionable suggestions drawn from women who have been there and succeeded.” –from the Foreword by Ann-Marie Slaughter, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University An essential resource for any working woman, What Works for Women at Work is a comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman. Authored by Joan C. Williams, one of the nation’s most-cited experts on women and work, and her daughter, writer Rachel Dempsey, this unique book offers a multi-generational perspective into the realities of today’s workplace. Often women receive messages that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead—Negotiate more! Stop being such a wimp! Stop being such a witch! What Works for Women at Work tells women it’s not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefits men over women. Based on interviews with 127 successful working women, over half of them women of color, What Works for Women at Work presents a toolkit for getting ahead in today’s workplace. Distilling over 35 years of research, Williams and Dempsey offer four crisp patterns that affect working women: Prove-It-Again!, the Tightrope, the Maternal Wall, and the Tug of War. Each represents different challenges and requires different strategies—which is why women need to be savvier than men to survive and thrive in high-powered careers. Williams and Dempsey’s analysis of working women is nuanced and in-depth, going far beyond the traditional cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approaches of most career guides for women. Throughout the book, they weave real-life anecdotes from the women they interviewed, along with quick kernels of advice like a “New Girl Action Plan,” ways to “Take Care of Yourself”, and even “Comeback Lines” for dealing with sexual harassment and other difficult situations. Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, What Works for Women at Work is an indispensable guide for working women.

Children At Risk

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Author: Janice Crouse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351528904
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Children At Risk by Janice Crouse


Original Title: Children At Risk

The desire for our children to be free from want and danger and to be able to enjoy their youth in innocence would seem to be universal. Conventional wisdom says that parents in every socio-economic level of society share the dream of preserving their children's innocence. All want to provide a childhood and adolescence that shelters and protects children from the harshness of life and nurtures them until they are able to withstand the onslaught of reality. One need only look at troubled areas of the world, such as Northern Ireland, parts of the Middle East, or any number of other points on the globe, to see how weak is any communion forged out of these universal desires for the welfare of children. Even in the United States, the competition of ideas and values about what represents the "good" society in which to raise our children is fierce-as are differing views about the value of innocence and even life itself. These differing ideas and values affect people's actions even when they have never reflected on them, or have never cared enough to formulate those values into a coherent worldview. Crouse contends that without morals, children are at risk. Moral boundaries, not moral relativism, provide a safe haven for children by preserving their innocence and protecting them from predators and pedophiles. When authentic religious faith has been quashed, children are no longer safe. When the underlying values are wrong, when there are no common values unifying a people, even the best programs and most honorable of intentions are doomed to failure. Well-intentioned programs and policies inevitably fail miserably without an undergirding moral foundation, as is documented by an abundance of data and the social trends in America today.

Mind Dimensions Omnibus Volumes 0 4

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Author: Dima Zales
Publisher: Mozaika LLC
ISBN: 1631421719
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Mind Dimensions Omnibus Volumes 0 4 by Dima Zales


Original Title: Mind Dimensions Omnibus Volumes 0 4

All 5 books in the popular Mind Dimensions series from a New York Times bestselling author, available for the first time in one convenient, discounted omnibus edition. Over 1500 pages of thrilling action, adventure, and unique mind powers. The Thought Readers (Mind Dimensions Book 1) Darren's had it easy his whole life. Finishing Harvard at eighteen, a lucrative job on Wall Street at twenty-one—all things are possible when you can cheat by stepping outside time. Thanks to his ability, he's a know-it-all, but what he doesn't know is how he's able to do what he does. That is, until he meets Mira and discovers her dangerous, hidden world. The Time Stopper (A Mind Dimensions Story Prequel) Mira can stop time, but she can't change anything. After her parents are murdered, she'll do anything to get revenge—even take on the Russian mob. The Thought Pushers (Mind Dimensions Book 2) Darren’s life turned upside down when he met Mira. Now, as he races to uncover his own identity, he confronts new enemies—and realizes his unique powers might extend further than he ever imagined. The Enlightened (Mind Dimensions Book 3) Kidnapped, consciousness expanded—and that’s just the start of Darren’s day. As a new danger comes to light, he has one chance to save a loved one’s life and avenge the wrongs of decades past. Some crimes can never be forgiven. The Elders (Mind Dimensions Book 4) Darren’s new powers are unpredictable, but they’re precisely what he needs to save everyone he loves. The Elders can teach him what he needs to know, but their help comes at a price. Ultimately, Darren has to make a choice. What is he willing to sacrifice for those he loves? Over 500 5-star reviews across individual books. Here’s what readers are saying: • “An utterly fantastic portrayal of the Sci-Fi psychic powers trope” • “The characters grab your heart and you find yourself rooting for them, all the while questioning everything” • “A fascinating, fast-paced, urban fantasy roller-coaster ride set in today’s New York, with mind readers, Russian mobsters, kidnappings, murders, and betrayal” • “I can't think of anything I've ever read that held my attention and entertained me as much as each and every one of the Mind Dimensions books” • “This should be made into a movie!”

Because The Rain

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Author: Daniel Buckman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466854081
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Because The Rain by Daniel Buckman


Original Title: Because The Rain

"A new Hemingway" (San Francisco Chronicle) weaves together the stories of two men and the Vietnamese call girl who unites them. Set on the rain-slicked streets of Chicago, critically acclaimed author Daniel Buckman explores the unfocused longing and unfulfilled expectations of two men balanced precariously on the edge. Mike Spence is an unsatisfied writer with nothing left to write about. He lives in Chicago with his wife and an enormous burden of unrealized expectations hanging over his head. To escape he concocts elaborate fantasies about travel and career and how his life will be different once he gets this job, takes that vacation, marries a different girl. He ends each evening staring out his darkened window and into the apartment of a beautiful Vietnamese girl who lives in the two-flat across the street. Donald Goetzler is a Vietnam Vet who made it through, spent the last thirty years of his life riding a desk at Weber Industrial Supply, and is now retiring with a bad Mexican buffet and a gold Rolex. He's got nothing to look forward to but his weekly session with the Vietnamese call girl who takes him back through his memories of when he was young and his life was real. As the two men construct their elaborate fantasy worlds around the same woman, these three souls are unaware of the shocking and explosive consequences that the intersection of their lives will bring In a beautifully crafted novel, Daniel Buckman demonstrates the prodigious talent that informs repeated comparisons to Hemingway, Faulkner, Mailer, and O'Brien, and once again tantalizes with the possibility that his name will one day be etched in American literature alongside the masters. .

Heartwood

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Author: L.G. Pace, III
Publisher: Cincinnatus Press
ISBN: 1632021528
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Heartwood by L.G. Pace, III


Original Title: Heartwood

"When we were kids, my cousins planned for their weddings like they were coronations. Sleepovers revolved around notebooks stuffed with clippings from bridal magazines and elaborate plans scrawled in purple ink. Horse drawn carriages, twenty tiered cakes, groomsmen in tails, and scads of bridesmaids, none of whom were nearly as pretty as the bride. Me? I"d just yawn and wander off to the backyard and play fetch with their dog. I never cared about any of that crap, at least not until I met Joe." With her wedding rapidly approaching, Molly"s days consist of herding Joe off to tux fittings and diaper changings times two. She misses life on the food truck, but she isn"t quite ready to leave the twins. Planning for every detail to be as perfect as her groom, she hopes her instincts are wrong that it"s all too good to be true. Knowing Molly like he does, Joe can plainly see that his girl needs to decompress. She"s as stubborn as always, and talking her into a honeymoon without the babies proves easier said than done. Molly"s on edge about every little thing, from the nosey next door neighbor to cars speeding down their quiet street. While Joe revels in their otherwise blissful existence, he worries that Molly"s paranoia may be a symptom of something bigger. Come back to Austin one last time for the wedding of Molly Elizabeth Hildebrandt and Joseph Samuel Jensen. Raise a glass in celebration alongside their family and closest friends. Wave goodbye as they ride off into the sunset toward a dark fork in the road that could destroy their happily ever after. Will they finally get their fairytale ending? Find out in Heartwood, the explosive conclusion to the Carved Hearts series.

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