Description : This text serves as a resource and quick-reference guide for any course that demands technology skills. E-LEARNING COMPANION shows students how to adapt previously mastered skills such as time management, note-taking, and critical thinking to the online environment. The text also serves as a bridge for students who may be familiar with technologies such as real-time chats, online discussion boards, and e-mail as recreational tools, but have not learned how to apply these in a learning environment. Students learn technical terminology and how to troubleshoot, which allows them to become more flexible and capable learners. The skills they gain will support them throughout college and their future careers. The Third Edition features thoroughly updated, expanded, and edited content to ensure that it remains relevant for today's college students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : The Handbook on Crime is a comprehensive edited volume that contains analysis and explanation of the nature, extent, patterns and causes of over 40 different forms of crime, in each case drawing attention to key contemporary debates and social and criminal justice responses to them. It also challenges many popular and official conceptions of crime. This book is one of the few criminological texts that takes as its starting point a range of specific types of criminal activity. It addresses not only 'conventional' offences such as shoplifting, burglary, robbery, and vehicle crime, but many other forms of criminal behaviour - often an amalgamation of different legal offences - which attract contemporary media, public and policy concern. These include crimes committed not only by individuals, but by organised criminal groups, corporations and governments. There are chapters on, for example, gang violence, hate crime, elder abuse, animal abuse, cyber crime, identity theft, money-laundering, eco crimes, drug trafficking, human trafficking, genocide, and global terrorism. Many of these topics receive surprisingly little attention in the criminological literature. The Handbook on Crime will be a unique text of lasting value to students, researchers, academics, practitioners, policy makers, journalists and all others involved in understanding and preventing criminal behaviour.
Description : Just because you’re launching a Web site for your product or service doesn’t automatically mean you’ll rake in big money. Billions of Web sites are competing for consumers’ attention, and if you’re new to online sales, it may be a little daunting. Web Marketing for Dummies provides the know-how for creating a solid Web marketing plan, from building a user-friendly site that draws attention to closing a sale on your site. This easily accessible guide leverages your offline knowledge of marketing into mastery of the Web. It shows you a number of strategies that you can apply to your business and how to put your site to work for you. The items you’ll draw from this book will enable you to: Understand online marketing essentials Prepare an online business plan Design the look and feel of your site Create a concept, develop content, and make it accessible Know the key components of an online store Use buzzing, e-mailing, and other advertising tactics Make your site search engine friendly Handle Web transactions with ease Stay out of legal trouble Wow customers with new technology This guide also features free ways to market your site, as well as ways to revamp tired sites. In addition, there is also a list of common mistakes that are easy to make, but also easy to avoid. With Web Marketing for Dummies, you’ll be claiming your space in the online marketplace and maximizing your marketing dollars in no time!
Description : “An illuminating handbook for women.” —ELLE Magazine “The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy is a straight-forward how-to for protecting your privacy and undermining the social media settings that want you to share potentially intimate details with the world...I found the book alarmingly handy.” —Bitch Magazine “For girls and women in the technological age, this guide to Internet safety is a must-read. It’s a young woman’s invaluable guide to empowerment, addressing not only the why of keeping strong boundaries but the how.” —Foreword Reviews The whirlwind of social media, online dating, and mobile apps can make life a dream—or a nightmare. For every trustworthy website, there are countless jerks, bullies, and scam artists who want to harvest your personal information for their own purposes. But you can fight back, right now. In The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy, award-winning author and investigative journalist Violet Blue shows you how women are targeted online and how to keep yourself safe. Blue’s practical, user-friendly advice will teach you how to: -Delete personal content from websites -Use website and browser privacy controls effectively -Recover from and prevent identity theft -Figure out where the law protects you—and where it doesn’t -Set up safe online profiles -Remove yourself from people-finder websites Even if your privacy has already been compromised, don’t panic. It’s not too late to take control. Let The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy help you cut through the confusion and start protecting your online life.
Description : Fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han will delight as the fireworks spark and the secrets fly in this delicious summer romance from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. When Jade decided to spend the summer with her aunt in California, she thought she knew what she was getting into. But nothing could have prepared her for Quentin. Jade hasn't been in suburbia long and even she knows her annoying (and annoyingly cute) next-door neighbor spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E. And when Quentin learns Jade plans to spend her first American summer hiding out reading books, he refuses to be ignored. Sneaking out, staying up, and even a midnight swim, Quentin is determined to give Jade days--and nights--worth remembering. But despite their storybook-perfect romance, every time Jade moves closer, Quentin pulls away. And when rumors of a jilted ex-girlfriend come to light, Jade knows Quentin is hiding a secret--and she's determined to find out what it is. "Unique, well-plotted summer romance" --Booklist
Description : In this book, former Chicago police detective J. J. Bittenbinder shows you how to protect yourself and your family against crime - on the streets, on vacation, and in your home. You'll learn how criminals select their victims, how to avoid becoming a victim, and what to do if you're targeted for attack.
Description : The book covers a wide variety of outside sales and marketing plans to help anyone in the outdoor industry increase sales and outpace the competition. Outdoor industry sales and marketing expert Dustin Vaughn Warncke brings his many years of industry experience. In this book, you will learn how to: Increase exposure to potential clients through networking, social media, and more. Work with non-profit organizations to increase marketing exposure. Increase repeat business through superior customer service and satisfaction. Use the marketing techniques through your website, brochures, business cards, and online platforms. Develop a base of business that follows you. Book more clients and provide superior customer service to keep them coming back! And more! Dustin uses real world experiences from guides, hunting ranches, and outfitters who have grown in the outdoor industry for in this resource and proven methods which have grown numerous business's net profits. This book was written to provide valuable insight for outfitters, guides, and hunting ranches in the outdoor industry. Warncke has provided marketing services for many guide businesses. The catalyst for writing this book came after writing a book for Outdoor Industry Show Hosts, much of the content in this book can be utilized to achieve sponsorships, effectively target the correct market, and above all increase exposure to increase sales. we hope this book will provide valuable insight into the marketing do’s and don’ts of the industry. While there are many companies and verticals for advertising, the best options are chosen by first understanding the industry, the marketing climate, the competition, and what effective marketing actually entails. This book is filled with resources for outfitters, guides, and hunting ranches that are struggling to make sales and on a budget. You will learn tips and tricks of marketing experts to help you develop a cost-effective and results-oriented marketing strategy for your outdoor industry business. Knowledge is power in the field of marketing, and if you do not possess this knowledge, you could waste thousands of dollars in ineffective marketing . As the old saying goes, "If you give a hungry man a fish, he will be able to fill his belly, if you teach him to fish, he will be able to survive."
Description : Do you: Have trouble paying attention and staying on task? Suffer from disorganization, procrastination, or forgetfulness? Have difficulty with restlessness or trouble managing strong feelings such as anger and frustration? Struggle with self-doubt and difficulty following through? In a way that causes problems in your relationships or your work? If so, you may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—like an estimated 8 million adults in this country. Physician-researcher Dr. Lidia Zylowska has created an 8-step program for using mindfulness practice (attention and awareness training) to overcome the symptoms of ADHD. The program includes practices such as sitting meditation, body awareness, thoughtful speaking and listening, development of self-acceptance, mindful self-coaching, cultivation of a balanced view of thoughts and emotions, and more. Dr. Zylowska educates readers about ADHD, helping them to understand how their ADHD brain works and how they can use mindful awareness to work with their challenges. She also explains how the mindful approach can be combined with other treatments, including medications, to boost self-improvement. This book is accompanied by an audio program of guided mindfulness exercises for successfully managing ADHD. The introduction to the book, titled "Dear Reader," includes a link to the free downloadable audio files.
Description : Former Airbnb employee, Superhost, and Airbnb property manager reveals his strategies to rank #1 in Airbnb search by creating an optimal online listing and offline guest experience. "I have never seen so much valuable, actionable advice in one place for an Airbnb host. Highly recommended!" - Chip Conley
Description : August in L.A. is a miserable month no matter what year it is, but August 1947 was shaping up to be a singularly awful one. The House Un-American Activities Committee had come to town and was making everyone in Hollywood, the Technicolor heart of L.A., nervous. And all the moguls in town were twitching because Warner Bros. had decided to take its greatest wartime romance, Passage to Lisbon, and pull a sequel, Love Me Again, out of it. Why were they twitching? Because this meant that the boys at Warner had a surefire hit on their hands. Warner wasn't so sure about that. They had received an anonymous note telling them that their screenwriter was a Red and with HUAC in town that meant trouble. So Warner did what any studio would do - they called in the Hollywood Security Agency to find out the real story and hush it up. Whatever it was. The Hollywood Security Agency specialized in the discreet laundering of the studios' dirty linen, and nobody at the agency was better at that than Scott Elliott, their newest operative and a one-time Paramount contract player. Elliott had returned from the war to find that nobody needed his services as an actor and had drifted into security work as a way of staying in touch with the movie business he loved. But the long odds against saving Love Me Again get longer when the screenwriter turns up dead. To find his killer, Elliott must untangle lives twisted by Hollywood and the war with only a bloodstained copy of the script as his guide. What he discovers is a trail of misplaced loyalties and secret dreams that reveals both the murderer and the mystery of his own future.