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|Author||: Chip Heath,Dan Heath|
|Total Pages||: 322|
|Genre||: Business & Economics|
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Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that's built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems - the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort - but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people - employees and managers, parents and nurses - have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: • The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients • The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping • The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.
When Life is Hard
|Author||: James MacDonald|
|Publsiher||: Moody Publishers|
|Total Pages||: 209|
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When life is hard, really hard, we often spend all our time pleading, begging, yelling, refusing, and questioning. While none of these things are necessarily unusual, they are missing the ultimate point. When life is hard, when things get ugly, when all hope seems to be lost… that is when we are able to display the superiority of the life lived in God. It is in those moments of despair, when we question what is happening, when we don’t know what to do, when some trials never seem to end, that we can lean most heavily on God’s promises and truths. Working his way through five questions we've all had run through our heads, trusted pastor James MacDonald helps us understand what we should do now. We begin the journey by looking at different types of "trials", figuring out exactly what we're dealing with, and recognizing that God certainly knows. Second, the obvious question: "Why?" God sees us going through trials and we long for two things: for them to be over and to know why they happened in the first place. Next, we need to know what to do with these trials when they come (and they will most certainly come). Fourth, we have all wondered it, can trials be refused? Are God's purposes really being fulfilled in the midst of this trying time? And lastly, God reveals Himself to us through these trials. . . and sometimes, they just don't ever end. Why doesn't this trial go away? God told us to expect trials—don’t be surprised when they come. Grow when they come. Find hope when they come.
Parenting Is Hard and Then You Die
|Author||: David Clarke|
|Total Pages||: 273|
|Genre||: Family & Relationships|
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Parenting Is Hard and Then You Die provides a biblical and comprehensive strategy for raising healthy kids in a world that is morally bankrupt, spiritually desolate, and increasingly dangerous. That strategy is clear and specific, rooted in the Bible, proved successful, and communicated in a fun, entertaining way. Dr. David Clarke has written many books on family. This book stands out for all of the following: Extremely practical Clarke's trademark humor Gives good attention to the teen years Strategies tested in his own home and by counseling clients
Wotakoi Love is Hard for Otaku 3
|Publsiher||: Kodansha America LLC|
|Total Pages||: 256|
|Genre||: Comics & Graphic Novels|
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Narumi Momose has had it rough: Every boyfriend she’s had dumped her once they found out she was an otaku, so she’s gone to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, she comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But he comes up with a counter-proposal: Why doesn’t she just date him instead? In love, there are no save points.
Prince Charming Is Hard To Deal With
|Author||: Ji Yixia|
|Total Pages||: 135|
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Xiao Tianyi was the "old man" of Entertainment Circle, but because she wasn't very keen on this business, she made her manager very vexed.Zhong Zhengliang, the new star male god of Entertainment Circle. As a tyrannical black-hearted person, he was only fond of the adorable and silly her.When they were filming again, the two of them bumped into each other by accident. From then on, they could no longer ignore each other's position in their hearts.When an accident occurred, would they clench their hands and help each other? When the Xiao San appeared, how did they face the reality, would they be loyal to their simplest thoughts?In the face of so many trials, how were the two of them supposed to face them, separate, or be separated by a single head? "Should I give up, or should the Weak Water take only one ladle of water?"
Here Our Culture Is Hard
|Author||: Laura McClusky|
|Publsiher||: University of Texas Press|
|Total Pages||: 320|
|Genre||: Social Science|
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Marriage among the Maya of Central America is a model of complementarity between a man and a woman. This union demands mutual respect and mutual service. Yet some husbands beat their wives. In this pioneering book, Laura McClusky examines the lives of several Mopan Maya women in Belize. Using engaging ethnographic narratives and a highly accessible analysis of the lives that have unfolded before her, McClusky explores Mayan women's strategies for enduring, escaping, and avoiding abuse. Factors such as gender, age inequalities, marriage patterns, family structure, educational opportunities, and economic development all play a role in either preventing or contributing to domestic violence in the village. McClusky argues that using narrative ethnography, instead of cold statistics or dehumanized theoretical models, helps to keep the focus on people, "rehumanizing" our understanding of violence. This highly accessible book brings to the social sciences new ways of thinking about, representing, and studying abuse, marriage, death, gender roles, and violence.
It is Hard to be Humble
|Author||: Gabrielle Slater|
|Publsiher||: Author House|
|Total Pages||: 124|
|Genre||: Biography & Autobiography|
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One womans' obsession with the Borzoi, with Russia and her wonderful people. For going back into Russia's past, living in the remains of the great estates and villages of the past, of the Cossacks and their magical hunts.
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
|Author||: Dennis Snee|
|Publsiher||: Baker's Plays|
|Total Pages||: 36|
|Genre||: Electronic Book|
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