Before Happiness

Before Happiness
Author: Shawn Achor
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0753541858
Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before Happiness Book Excerpt:

Do you want to achieve success in your personal and professional endeavours? The first step is to see a reality where success is possible.

Before Happiness

Before Happiness
Author: Shawn Achor
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN: 0753549654
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before Happiness Book Excerpt:

Do you want to achieve success in your personal and professional endeavours? The first step is to see a reality where success is possible. Only when we choose to believe we live in a world in which challenges can be overcome, in which our behaviour matters, and in which change is possible can we summon all our drive, energy, and emotional and intellectual resources to make that change possible. In Before Happiness, Shawn Achor, former Harvard professor, and bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage introduces a groundbreaking new theory about success and human potential. Achor shows how a positive mindset is the best predictor of motivation, engagement and performance in the workplace and in your personal life and offers five practical, actionable strategies for creating this mindset that will make us more successful at work and at home: 1)Add vantage points – how to select the most valuable reality 2)Map to success – mapping success greatly increases the chance you will get there 3)Finding the X Spot – proven techniques for harnessing your cognitive abilities 4)Boost the signal by cancelling the noise – how to cancel negative noise 5)Positive Inception – how to spread positive reality to others Backed by science, great stories, and research-based strategies, by the time you finish this book, you will have a complete understanding of exactly how to create a better reality and magnify the volume of happiness and success in your life, and equally important, transfer that positive reality to others.

The Communication Solution

The Communication Solution
Author: Stacy Smulowitz
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-11-23
ISBN: 147585465X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Communication Solution Book Excerpt:

This book provides a practical and theoretical guide based on preexisting and original research data to issues surrounding planned organizational change strategies, core competencies, tools, actions and an understanding of employee sensemaking of the change process needed for effective leadership in the ever-changing higher education setting.

Leaving Left Behind

Leaving Left Behind
Author: Mike Wilson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN: 1725282224
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaving Left Behind Book Excerpt:

Positive psychologists have proven that positivity leads to success, but most Christians in America have chosen to believe a single eschatological theory that leads to pessimism and cynicism. Pessimistic Christians put themselves in Christian bubbles and focus on self-preservation, and when a mind is clouded by negativity, interpretations of biblical prophecy lean toward the pessimistic possibilities. The fantastic writing of the Left Behind books has popularized premillennial dispensationalism with good intentions, but that interpretation of biblical prophecy teaches that sinfulness will continually increase until Jesus throws up his hands in disgust and secretly raptures worthy Christians, leaving behind unworthy sinners to suffer the wrath of the antichrist. Teaching that questionable theory produces negativity that hinders the Christian mission. When Christians believe that they cannot succeed in leading most of the world to Jesus, they will fail to put in the effort that success would require. Jesus, on the other hand, taught his followers that nothing will prevail over his church, and that teaching inspired them to sacrifice everything for the Christian mission. This is not a promise of prosperity without effort or of inevitable success, but biblical positivity is an energizing force that will help Christians flourish.

Alcohol

Alcohol
Author: Philip Tate
Publsiher: See Sharp Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN: 188436585X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alcohol Book Excerpt:

This practical, comprehensive, and easy to use book helps alcohol abusers understand their behavior, but provides practical steps that anyone can use to solve an alcohol problem. Written by a cognitive-behavioral psychologist, this book includes chapters on overcoming low self-esteem, depression, stress, attending self-help groups, and living a better life after quitting. Each chapter contains specific self-help techniques. Recommended by SMART Recovery.

Happier

Happier
Author: Daniel Horowitz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-12
ISBN: 019065564X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happier Book Excerpt:

When a cultural movement that began to take shape in the mid-twentieth century erupted into mainstream American culture in the late 1990s, it brought to the fore the idea that it is as important to improve one's own sense of pleasure as it is to manage depression and anxiety. Cultural historian Daniel Horowitz's research reveals that this change happened in the context of key events. World War II, the Holocaust, post-war prosperity, the rise of counter-culture, the crises of the 1970s, the presidency of Ronald Reagan, and the prime ministerships of Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron provided the important context for the development of the field today known as positive psychology. Happier? provides the first history of the origins, development, and impact of the way Americans -- and now many around the world -- shifted from mental illness to well-being as they pondered the human condition. This change, which came about from the fusing of knowledge drawn from Eastern spiritual traditions, behavioral economics, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and cognitive psychology, has been led by scholars and academic entrepreneurs, as they wrestled with the implications of political events and forces such as neoliberalism and cultural conservatism, and a public eager for self-improvement. Linking the development of happiness studies and positive psychology with a broad series of social changes, including the emergence of new media and technologies like TED talks, blogs, web sites, and neuroscience, as well as the role of evangelical ministers, Oprah Winfrey's enterprises, and funding from government agencies and private foundations, Horowitz highlights the transfer of specialized knowledge into popular arenas. Along the way he shows how marketing triumphed, transforming academic disciplines and spirituality into saleable products. Ultimately, Happier? illuminates how positive psychology, one of the most influential academic fields of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, infused American culture with captivating promises for a happier society.

Reducing Urban Violence in the Global South

Reducing Urban Violence in the Global South
Author: Jennifer Erin Salahub,Markus Gottsbacher,John de Boer,Mayssam D. Zaaroura
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN: 1351254626
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reducing Urban Violence in the Global South Book Excerpt:

Reducing Urban Violence in the Global South seeks to identify the drivers of urban violence in the cities of the Global South and how they relate to and interact with poverty and inequalities. Drawing on the findings of an ambitious 5-year, 15-project research programme supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the UK’s Department for International Development, the book explores what works, and what doesn't, to prevent and reduce violence in urban centres. Cities in developing countries are often seen as key drivers of economic growth, but they are often also the sites of extreme violence, poverty, and inequality. The research in this book was developed and conducted by researchers from the Global South, who work and live in the countries studied; it challenges many of the assumptions from the Global North about how poverty, violence, and inequalities interact in urban spaces. In so doing, the book demonstrates that accepted understandings of the causes of and solutions to urban violence developed in the Global North should not be imported into the Global South without careful consideration of local dynamics and contexts. Reducing Urban Violence in the Global South concludes by considering the broader implications for policy and practice, offering recommendations for improving interventions to make cities safer and more inclusive. The fresh perspectives and insights offered by this book will be useful to scholars and students of development and urban violence, as well as to practitioners and policymakers working on urban violence reduction programmes.

Jasmine and the Stifling Heat

Jasmine and the Stifling Heat
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ITBM
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9830685853
Category: Malay poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jasmine and the Stifling Heat Book Excerpt:

Of God and Men

Of God and Men
Author: A. W. Tozer
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN: 1600669077
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of God and Men Book Excerpt:

Is our Christianity that of the New Testament? "God and men and their relation to each other—this I believe to be all that really matters in the world, and that is what I have written about here." —A. W. Tozer Like a physician running a biopsy on lifeless faith, here A. W. Tozer offers one of the most compelling critiques of feigned spirituality you may ever read. In Of God and Men, Tozer exposes false religious notions and lifts up true New-Testament Christianity. A loving and gentle critique of culture and even the church, it reveals lies we unknowingly believe, godless practices we unknowingly do, and treasures of Christ we unknowingly ignore. A manifesto of true religion, Of God and Men will set your foot on the narrow path and lift your heart in soaring worship.

EVELINA

EVELINA
Author: David Gomadza
Publsiher: David Gomadza
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EVELINA Book Excerpt:

A suspenseful romantic action-packed thriller. A gorgeous young lady turned Most Wanted. A romantic trip and a love to die for. A hidden secret. An evil brutal regime practicing a cult they believe existed even before God created the world. Until the regime is stopped life is on the line. A must read. ABOUT THE SERIES EVELINA A secret cult that existed even before this world was created is still at the center of murder a thousand years later. A ruthless regime is using this cult to run rampage and havoc. A corrupt and evil world where murder is the norm. A place so dark and scary where they all come out in numbers where they are slaughtered in thousands. A place where they are naked:-no rights, hopes, or anything to hang on to. A place where the only hope and courage is the heart-engraved-belief that someone will solve God's Dilemma and rise to save humanity. A pledge to fight to the death because the sole existence of the regime is to restore the lost kingdom of darkness at humanity's expense. Where restoring it means slaughtering two-thirds of the world's population in 48 hours known as the 48 Hours of Darkness. It's a story of great courage in the face of death. The rise of Tomorrow's World Order citing the system as the root of all evil setting a collision course with the regime. The suspenseful questions are when and of what magnitude will the collision be and the devastating outcome? Will the regime allow a system change? Where stakes are high and the regime will defend the system at any cost will they succeed and at what cost? How can mankind survive the most feared devil's ghosts? Are you to be the lucky few to be spared in the 48 hours of darkness? Is mankind doomed or there is hope? What is God's Dilemma and can it really be solved? Unless God's Dilemma is solved mankind is doomed. A race against time where it's a matter of life or death for the strongest men let alone for Evelina caught up in all this. Will she survive the greatest manhunt since the world was created with everyone after her with the most powerful man demanding her too? Only one way to find out. Get this book right now.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Fourth Edition

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology  Fourth Edition
Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 8104
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN: 1522522565
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.

Chinas Unlimited

Chinas Unlimited
Author: Gregory B. Lee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2021-10-15
ISBN: 1136857826
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinas Unlimited Book Excerpt:

A socio-cultural study of the historical representation of China and Chineseness over the past hundred years or so, much of this book discusses the Orientalizing and crude racist ideologies that have formed the foundations of the way people in the west, both popularly and scientifically, have imagined China.

The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul

The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul
Author: Bede Jarrett
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2018-05-23
ISBN: 3732698920
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul by Bede Jarrett

Feeling Good

Feeling Good
Author: Menelaos Apostolou
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351520032
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feeling Good Book Excerpt:

Every day, people make life choices that, ideally, increase their evolutionary fitness the chances of survival and successful reproduction and lead to positive feelings of fulfilment, accomplishment, and happiness. Sometimes, however, individuals experience quite the opposite: feelings of sadness caused by fitness-decreasing choices. Fortunately, many advancements in evolutionary theory and evolutionary psychology have increased humans' capacity as a species to address the question of how to live a life characterized by more positive than negative feelings.Feeling Good reveals anyone can learn how to trigger mechanisms that generate positive feelings and increase positive fitness levels. The key is to employ an evolutionary perspective on how mental mechanisms generate feelings in relation to our life choices.From an insightfully evolutionary perspective, Feeling Good examines how to find and keep a mate, make good career decisions, build a solid social network, deal with death and negative influences, and make life choices in general that can lead to better and more sustainable mental and physical health. Menelaos Apostolou deepens our understanding of human nature by exploring what is good and evil in an evolutionary sense as well as in relation to religious dogmas; and whether making fitness-increasing life choices can lead to more good or more evil acts.

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence Computer Simulation and Human Computer Interaction

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence  Computer Simulation  and Human Computer Interaction
Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1221
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN: 1522573690
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence Computer Simulation and Human Computer Interaction Book Excerpt:

As modern technologies continue to develop and evolve, the ability of users to adapt with new systems becomes a paramount concern. Research into new ways for humans to make use of advanced computers and other such technologies through artificial intelligence and computer simulation is necessary to fully realize the potential of tools in the 21st century. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, and Human-Computer Interaction provides emerging research in advanced trends in robotics, AI, simulation, and human-computer interaction. Readers will learn about the positive applications of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction in various disciples such as business and medicine. This book is a valuable resource for IT professionals, researchers, computer scientists, and researchers invested in assistive technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, and computer simulation.

Rambles in Vedanta

Rambles in Vedanta
Author: B. R. Rajam Aiyar,B. R. Rajam Lyer
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Total Pages: 864
Release: 1996-09-30
ISBN: 9788120809123
Category: Vedanta
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rambles in Vedanta Book Excerpt:

Freedom and Destiny

Freedom and Destiny
Author: Rollo May
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1999-01-17
ISBN: 0393346978
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom and Destiny Book Excerpt:

The popular psychoanalyst examines the continuing tension in our lives between the possibilities that freedom offers and the various limitations imposed upon us by our particular fate or destiny. "May is an existential analyst who deservedly enjoys a reputation among both general and critical readers as an accessible and insightful social and psychological theorist. . . . Freedom's characteristics, fruits, and problems; destiny's reality; death; and therapy's place in the confrontation between freedom and destiny are examined. . . . Poets, social critics, artists, and other thinkers are invoked appropriately to support May's theory of freedom and destiny's interdependence."—Library Journal "Especially instructive, even stunning, is Dr. May's willingness to respect mystery. . . .There is, too, at work throughout the book a disciplined yet relaxed clinical mind, inclined to celebrate . . . what Flannery O'Connor called 'mystery and manners,' and to do so in a tactful, meditative manner."—Robert Coles, America

Contemplating Friendship in Aristotle s Ethics

Contemplating Friendship in Aristotle s Ethics
Author: Ann Ward
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN: 1438462670
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemplating Friendship in Aristotle s Ethics Book Excerpt:

Examines how Aristotle posits political philosophy and the experience of friendship as a means to bind strictly intellectual virtue with morality. In this book, Ann Ward explores Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, focusing on the progressive structure of the argument. Aristotle begins by giving an account of moral virtue from the perspective of the moral agent, only to find that the account itself highlights fundamental tensions within the virtues that push the moral agent into the realm of intellectual virtue. However, the existence of an intellectual realm separate from the moral realm can lead to lack of self-restraint. Aristotle, Ward argues, locates political philosophy and the experience of friendship as possible solutions to the problem of lack of self-restraint, since political philosophy thinks about the human things in a universal way, and friendship grounds the pursuit of the good which is happiness understood as contemplation. Ward concludes that Aristotle’s philosophy of friendship points to the embodied intellect of timocratic friends and mothers in their activity of mothering as engaging in the highest form of contemplation and thus living the happiest life.

Aristotle on the Human Good

Aristotle on the Human Good
Author: Richard Kraut
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN: 0691225125
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle on the Human Good Book Excerpt:

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, which equates the ultimate end of human life with happiness (eudaimonia), is thought by many readers to argue that this highest goal consists in the largest possible aggregate of intrinsic goods. Richard Kraut proposes instead that Aristotle identifies happiness with only one type of good: excellent activity of the rational soul. In defense of this reading, Kraut discusses Aristotle's attempt to organize all human goods into a single structure, so that each subordinate end is desirable for the sake of some higher goal. This book also emphasizes the philosopher's hierarchy of natural kinds, in which every type of creature achieves its good by imitating divine life. As Kraut argues, Aristotle's belief that thinking is the sole activity of the gods leads him to an intellectualist conception of the ethical virtues. Aristotle values these traits because, by subordinating emotion to reason, they enhance our ability to lead a life devoted to philosophy or politics.

Digital Culture Society DCS

Digital Culture   Society  DCS
Author: Pablo Abend,Mathias Fuchs,Ramón Reichert,Annika Richterich,Karin Wenz
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 3839432103
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Culture Society DCS Book Excerpt:

Digital Culture & Society is a refereed, international journal, fostering discussion about the ways in which digital technologies, platforms and applications reconfigure daily lives and practices. It offers a forum for critical analysis and inquiries into digital media theory and provides a publication environment for interdisciplinary research approaches, contemporary theory developments and methodological innovation. The second issue »Quantified Selves | Statistical Bodies« provides methodological and theoretical reflections on technologically generated knowledge about the body and socio-cultural practices that are subsumed, discussed, and criticized using the key concept »Quantified Self«.