Flow by Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiTHE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON 'FLOW' - THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESS Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi ("the leading researcher into 'flow states'" --Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives. "Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." --Time
Call Number: BF575.H27 C85 1991
Publication Date: 2008-07-01
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyIn "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity -- principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
Call Number: BF637.S8 C68 2003
Publication Date: 1990-09-15
The Secrets of College Success by Lynn F. Jacobs; Jeremy S. HymanHeading off to college? Or perhaps already there? This book's just for you. Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-follow tips that really work with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal. The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to: Pick courses and choose a major Manage your time and develop college-level study skills Get on top of the core requirements Get good grades and avoid stress Interact effectively with the professor Match college and career, and more. New to this second edition are tips for: Online courses and MOOCs Community Colleges, Engineering Schools, and Arts and Design Colleges E-readers, tablets, and laptops Taking out Student Loans and Paying them Off, and more. Ideal for college students at any stage, and college-bound high school students, The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift - or a smart investment in your own future.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013-04-10
U Chic: The College Girl's Guide to Everything by Christie GartonWant to know a secret about life in college? Everyone--from the social butterfly in freshman orientation to the top student in Bio 101--feels a little unsure about the college experience. And that's completely normal! In fact, everyone could use a little help sometimes, especially in their first year. We know, because we've been there. But don't worry: We have you covered! From the day you setfoot on campus until the day you wear a cap and gown, get advice from a source you can trust: the expert and diverse team of all--star college students and recent grads behind U Chic. Campus Living -- managing roommate relationships, and settling in that first semester Academics -- schedules, majors, academic resources, and strategies for staying on top of your studies Social Life -- tips and tricks on making friends, getting involved, and findinglove in the age of apps Health & Safety -- partying smart, coping with the winter blues, and knowing when to ask for help College Perks -- internships, study abroad, spring break, and more! Plus! A brand new chapter on being a non--traditional student--its challenges, its joys, and how you can take charge of your college experience. We've got answers to your most burning college questions and tons of practical tips to ensurethat you have the best four years of your life. We Are Supporting 1,000 Dreams: Every copy of U Chicsold helps fund scholarships for high school-- and college--aged women with big dreams. Learn more about U Chic's 1,000 Dreams mission at UChic.com.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
College Success Guaranteed: 5 Rules to Make It Happen by Malcolm GauldAs a lifelong teacher, Malcolm Gauld has watched thousands of kids go off to college. Some return to visit after their first year exuding the vibe of conquering heroes. Others look, well, pretty bummed out. This book offers a plan to help the new college student complete Year #1 as a member of the first group. With anecdotes from current college students and recent graduates, the book presents five simple rules: Rule #1: Go to Class - I've never known a kid who flunked out of college who attended all his or her classes. Rule #2: Study 3 Hours X 5 days per week - How to transition from homework to study. Rule #3: Commit to Something - Don't drown in free time. Here's how to stay afloat. Rule #4: Get a Mentor - How to set up a support system. Rule #5: Procrastination Kills - How to rise above. The book is a short, non-preachy, fun, and tad irreverent primer that can help you get off to a strong start toward the 'best four years of your life.'
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2011-05-01
Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome: A Student Guide by John Harpur; Maria Lawlor; Michael FitzgeraldCollege life is particularly stressful for students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and the resources that colleges provide for such students are often inadequate. This much needed guide provides information to help these students prepare successfully for the rites and rituals of studying, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities. How will I cope with the workload? What do I do if I feel ill? How do I make friends and initiate relationships with the opposite sex? Drawing on first hand interviews with AS students and direct clinical experience, the authors address these and many other questions thoughtfully and thoroughly, making practical recommendations. Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome demystifies the range of college experiences for students with AS. It is a must for these students, their parents and counsellors alike, providing benefits that will continue throughout the college years and beyond.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2003-12-15
The Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life by John Baez; Jennifer Howd; Rachel Pepper; Princeton Review StaffFeaturing advice from students and administrators at more than seventy of the nation's top colleges, the Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life lets you know how to how to thrive on campus as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning student. Including tons of student testimonials and dozens of parent tips, the Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life offers no-nonsense guidance to LGBT students, their families, and allies on how to make the most of their college experience. Learn how you can: ·Find an LGBT-friendly school ·Evaluate administrative policies related to LGBT student life ·Deal with homo/bi/transphobia on campus ·Participate in LGBT student activism ·Get support for your health and safety needs ·Fully integrate yourself into the campus community
Call Number: LB2343.32 .B225 2008a
Publication Date: 2007-09-11
Trans* in College by Kristen A. Renn (Foreword by); Z. Nicolazzo; Stephen John Quaye (Afterword by)WINNER of 2017 AERA DIVISION J OUTSTANDING PUBLICATION AWARD This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author's own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders. This book is addressed as much to trans* students themselves - offering them a frame to understand the genders that mark them as different and to address the feelings brought on by the weight of that difference - as it is to faculty, student affairs professionals, and college administrators, opening up the implications for the classroom and the wider campus. This book not only remedies the paucity of literature on trans* college students, but does so from a perspective of resiliency and agency. Rather than situating trans* students as problems requiring accommodation, this book problematizes the college environment and frames trans* students as resilient individuals capable of participating in supportive communities and kinship networks, and of developing strategies to promote their own success. Z Nicolazzo provides the reader with a nuanced and illuminating review of the literature on gender and sexuality that sheds light on the multiplicity of potential expressions and outward representations of trans* identity as a prelude to the ethnography ze conducted with nine trans* collegians that richly documents their interactions with, and responses to, environments ranging from the unwittingly offensive to explicitly antagonistic. The book concludes by giving space to the study's participants to themselves share what they want college faculty, staff, and students to know about their lived experiences. Two appendices respectively provide a glossary of vocabulary and terms to address commonly asked questions, and a description of the study design, offered as guide for others considering working alongside marginalized population in a manner that foregrounds ethics, care, and reciprocity.
Call Number: LC2574.6 .N52 2017
Publication Date: 2016-12-22
All You Have to Do Is Ask by Wayne BakerA set of tools for mastering the one skill standing between us and success- the ability to ask for the things we need to succeed. Imagine you're on a deadline for a big project, and feeling overwhelmed. Or you're looking for a job, but can't seem to get your foot in the door. Or you're dying for tickets to a sold out concert, and all your leads have gone cold. What do these problems have in common? They can all be solved simply by reaching out to a colleague, friend, or wider network and making an ask. Studies show that asking for help makes us better and less frustrated at our jobs. It helps us find new opportunities and new talent. It unlocks new ideas and solutions, and enhances team performance. And it helps us get the things we need outside the workplace as well. And yet, we rarely give ourselves permission to ask. Luckily, the research shows that asking - and getting - what we need is much easier than we tend to think. Here, Baker shares a set of strategies - used at companies like Google, GM, and IDEO - that individuals, teams, and leaders can use to make asking for help a personal and organizational habit, such as- SMART criteria for making an ask, "plus-and-play" routines that make requests a standard component of meetings, mini-games that incentivize asking within teams, and the Reciprocity Ring, a guided activity that allows people to tap into the giving power of a network.
Publication Date: 2020-01-14
Health + Wellness
The Loving Diet by Jessica Flanigan"This book is a must-read for anyone struggling to heal...." - Diane Sanfilippo, New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo How can we make our life work for us instead of against us? Can the entire nature of disease actually be a gift? Can joy and abundance be yours in unlimited amounts-- despite the presence of illness? What is the role of forgiveness and held beliefs in relation to disease?The Loving Diet(tm) introduces a fresh approach to your current health care plan: Love. The Loving Diet(tm) goes beyond typical Paleo food plans because it incorporates not only the low-inflammatory Autoimmune Paleo diet but also the spiritual, heart-centered side of healing.The Loving Diet(tm) incorporates a new mindfulness approach to heal what ails you through diet, love, and trust. The Loving Diet(tm) provides a full road map of healing. In addition to teaching you exactly how to incorporate love into how you approach your illness, it provides meal plans and recipes that favor low inflammation and nutrient dense foods. It also includes loving affirmations, helpful sidebars and prescriptive exercises, as well as stories of people who have followed The Loving Diet(tm) and experienced its extraordinary benefits.
Call Number: BF637.S4 F5 2015
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life by Parker J. PalmerIn A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer reveals the samecompassionate intelligence and informed heart that shaped hisbest-selling books Let Your Life Speak and The Courage toTeach. Here he speaks to our yearning to live undividedlives?lives that are congruent with our inner truth?ina world filled with the forces of fragmentation. Mapping an inner journey that we take in solitude and inthe company of others, Palmer describes a form of community thatfits the limits of our active lives. Defining a ?circle oftrust? as ?a space between us that honors thesoul,? he shows how people in settings ranging fromfriendship to organizational life can support each other on thejourney toward living ?divided no more.? This paperback edition includes two new and useful features.Circles of Trust is a DVD containing interviews with Parker J.Palmer and footage from retreats he facilitated for the Center forCourage & Renewal (www.CourageRenewal.org). Bringing the Bookto Life, by Caryl Hurtig Casbon and Sally Z. Hare, is a reader'sand leader's guide to exploring the themes in A Hidden Wholeness.The DVD illuminates and illustrates the principles and practicesbehind circles of trust. The guide includes questions that connectthe DVD to the book, offering "a conversation with the author" aswell as an engagement with the text. Together, these features givereaders new ways to internalize the themes of A Hidden Wholenessand share with others this approach to sustaining identity andintegrity in all the venues of our lives. Inspired by Palmer?s writing and speaking?andchallenged by the conditions of twenty-first centurylife?people across the country, from many walks of life, havebeen coming together in circles of trust to reclaim their integrityand help foster wholeness in their workplaces and their world. For over a decade, the principles and practices in this bookhave been proven on the ground?by parents and educators,clergy and politicians, community organizers and corporateexecutives, physicians and attorneys, and many others who seek torejoin soul and role in their private and public lives. A Hidden Wholeness weaves together four themes that itsauthor has pursued for forty years: the shape of an integral life,the meaning of community, teaching and learning for transformation,and nonviolent social change. The hundreds of thousands of peoplewho know Parker Palmer?s books will be glad to find thejourney continued
Call Number: BV4501.3 .P35 2008
Publication Date: 2009-06-02
The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat HanhIn this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
Call Number: CalArts Library Library Reserve, Spring 2020 (MITM-359/559)
Publication Date: 1999-05-01
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker"Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book...Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you." --Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this "stimulating and important book" (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber. Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life--eating, drinking, and reproducing--the purpose of sleep remained elusive. An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. Within the brain, sleep enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity. Walker answers important questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep aids affect us and can they do long-term damage? Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood, and energy levels; regulate hormones; prevent cancer, Alzheimer's, and diabetes; slow the effects of aging; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book.
How Not to Die by Michael Greger; Gene StoneNew York Times Bestseller "This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama "Absolutely the best book I've read on nutrition and diet" -Dan Buettner, author ofThe Blue Zones Solution From the physician behind the wildly popular Nutrition Facts website, How Not to Diereveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can help prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death. InHow Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America--heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more--and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches to help prevent and reverse these diseases, freeing us to live healthier lives. The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer. History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-baseddiet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks. In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death,How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen -a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day.Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor's orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.
Call Number: RA784 .G7584 2015
Publication Date: 2015-12-08
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan#1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and Food Rules Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it? Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we're consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan's bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating. "Michael Pollan [is the] designated repository for the nation's food conscience."--Frank Bruni, The New York Times " A remarkable volume . . . engrossing . . . [Pollan] offers those prescriptions Americans so desperately crave."--The Washington Post "A tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be redced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential... [a] lively, invaluable book."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times "In Defense of Food is written with Pollan's customary bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots."--The Seattle Times Michael Pollan's most recent food book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation--the story of our most trusted food expert's culinary education--was published by Penguin Press in April 2013, and in 2016 it served as the inspiration for a four-part docuseries on Netflix by the same name. Pollan is also the author of How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Call Number: RA784 .P643 2008
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Dalai Lama XIV; Howard C. Cutler"Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and an increasingly popular speaker and statesman. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that "the very motion of our life is towards happiness." How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand." "Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publication Date: 1998-10-26
How to Be Happy, Dammit: A Cynic's Guide to Spiritual Happiness by Karen SalmansohnGuaranteed to perk up even the most cynical spirit, HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT is the first and only self-help book that merges psychology, biology, eastern and western philosophies, quantum physics, and the Zen of Bazooka Joe. Think love and happiness have passed you by? Think no schmaltzy book can help you capture the life-joy you're looking for? This book is different, promises author Karen Salmansohn. Peek within its colorful, uniquely designed pages, and you really will find pearls of wisdom to help you discover more satisfaction every day. And you'll find no saccharine sweetness here. This book tells it like it is, exploring the ups and downs of life in a straightforward, thought-provoking, and humorous way. HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT is the self-help book for people who don't buy self-help books. It may not change your life (unless you let it), but it will certainly brighten your day, even if you are a die-hard cynic. * Includes 44 life lessons that will save you years of time, effort, and navel-gazing.* Inspiring, fanciful graphics and illustrations throughout.* Karen Salmansohn's book How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days or Less Using the Secrets of Professional Dog Trainers has sold over 450,000 copies.
Publication Date: 2001-07-31
Finances + Money Management
529 College Savings Plan Made Simple by Richard A. Feigenbaum; David MortonThe 529 College Savings Plan is the best way for families to save for college. It offers tax advantages and breaks not found with other investment vehicles-helping more and more families find a way to pay the growing expenses of a college education. However-the most valuable feature of the 529 Plan? It is available to EVERYONE! With The 529 College Savings Plan Made Simple, you can learn how to make a financial difference in the lives of your children, grandchildren or others. No longer are you confined to low-limit gifts or stuck with unrealistic timelines. You are able to keep control over the investment and make changes to your named beneficiary. Never before have you had this much freedom. Every day that you do not take advantage of the tax-free growth and savings opportunity of a 529 College Savings Plan is another day you have less to give your family. Take charge and make the future happen today!
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2005-02-01
College, Quicker by Kate StephensYou can save time and money on your college education. And you can have an unforgettable adventure along the way. Step-by-step, College, Quicker shows you how! On her first day of college, Kate Stephens had no government aid, no private scholarships, no significant savings—and no idea how she was going to pay for her education. But she graduated with zero debt in just two years. Her secret? Finding faster, less expensive ways to earn credits toward her degree. In College, Quicker, Stephens guides you to an affordable education, sharing practical tips on how to: *Design your graduation plan. Are you still in high school? Already in college? Get the lowdown on how colleges' transfer credit policies work and sample schedules to organize your plan. *Choose the credit-earning options that work best for you. Are you a good test taker? Do you feel cooped up in classrooms? Basics, benefits, and bottom-line financial savings help you weigh the pros and cons of each option. *Get started now! Hit the ground running with step-by-step instructions plus insider tips, common mistakes to avoid, and bonus opportunities. 24 Money-Saving Options for ANY Kind of Student: *AP and IB exams *Dual enrollment *CLEP, DSST, TECEP *Internships *Military transcripts *Prior learning portfolios *Alternative spring breaks *And more!
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
Budgeting 101 by Michele Cagan"Cagan makes the case that a budget isn't a buzz killer. It's financial salvation." --The Washington Post Don't break the bank--learn to create and stick to a budget with this comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to saving money sensibly in this edition of the popular 101 series. Sometimes, it can seem like saving money is impossible. With everyday expenses, from groceries and gas, to the electric bill and lunch money, as well as those unexpected expenses, like car repairs and medical bills, getting--and keeping--control of your finances can feel overwhelming. With Budgeting 101, you can start saving now. This clear and simple guide provides tons of practical advice for keeping track of your finances. With useful tips on setting financial goals, reducing debt, finding ways to save money, and creating and following a budget plan, you'll have your dollars and cents under control in no time. Why spend more of your hard-earned money on a financial advisor? Filled with expert advice on a wide range of the most common financial concerns and step-by-step instructions to managing your money both now and in the future, Budgeting 101 has you covered.
Publication Date: 2018-11-06
Now What?: A Practical Guide to Figuring Out Your Financial Future by Brian M. UrsuReal-Life Financial Advice for Your Fiscal Future So you've finished school and found your first well-paid job. Congratulations Now don't squander it With real money flowing into your account for the first time, it's easy to embrace those new preapproved credit cards or to buy that new car you've been dreaming about. But without a solid understanding of your financial future, you risk losing everything you've worked for. Many of us--and not just those starting out--were never educated in financial planning or sustainable wealth management. Now What? bridges that gap with practical advice for readers of all ages dealing with fiscal change. If you've just landed your first big paycheck, have recently inherited, or are divorced or widowed, this book will guide you around the pitfalls of new wealth. Brian Ursu offers you concrete guidance for paying down debt, including student loans; planning for life's expensive milestones, like buying a house or having children; and creating a sustainable lifestyle now and in your future. He also explains the basics of investment, where and--maybe even more importantly--why to invest and how to build a portfolio, so you can grow the money you've earned to create not just a solid foundation but also a legacy for you and your family.
Publication Date: 2020-02-04
How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any by Erik WecksUnlike many personal finance books, How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any was specifically written for Americans who struggle to make it on a monthly basis. It provides a respectful, no-nonsense look at the difficult realities of our modern economy, along with an easy to follow path toward better financial stability that will give hope to even the most financially strapped households. Created by a financial expert who hasn't struck it rich, How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any offers a first hand story of financial survival in the face of rough times. Rather than emphasizing wealth creation, How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any teaches readers to do the best they can with their income no matter its size. Content rich, personal, and jargon free, the book is opinionated and at times humorous. Full of current everyday references, it is meant to be a quick read that will appeal to the average reader just struggling to make ends meet.
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Life + Career
The Time Paradox by Philip G. Zimbardo; John BoydNow in paperback, this breakthrough book on the new psychological science of time by one of the most influential living psychologists--the New York Times bestselling author of The Lucifer Effect--and his research partner launched on the front page of USA TODAY "Lifestyle" with a Time Survey and on CBS Morning Show. This is the first paradox of time: Your attitudes toward time have a profound impact on your life and world, yet you seldom recognize it. Our goal is to help you reclaim yesterday, enjoy today, and master tomorrow with new ways of seeing and working with your past, present, and future. Just as Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences permanently altered our understanding of intelligence and Malcolm Gladwell's Blink gave us an appreciation for the adaptive unconscious, Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd's new book changes the way we think about and experience time. It will give you new insights into how family conflicts can be resolved by ways to enhance your sexuality and sensuality, and mindsets for becoming more successful in business and happier in your life. Based on the latest psychological research, The Time Paradox is both a "big think" guide for living in the twenty-first century and one of those rare self-help books that really does have the power to improve lives.
Call Number: BF468 .Z56 2008
Publication Date: 2009-07-07
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan CainThe book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts--Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak--that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts--from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader's guide and bonus content
Call Number: BF698.35.I59 C35 2012
Publication Date: 2013-01-29
Life after College: Ten Steps to Build a Life You Love by Tori Randolph TerhuneWhether employed or not upon completing their college degree, most people experience a significant "culture shock" while transitioning from student to professional life. In Life After College: Ten Steps to Build a Life You Love, authors Tori Randolph Terhune and Betsy A. Hays show recent, and not so recent, college graduates what they can do to successfully transition into this new stage of their lives. Terhune, a recent college graduate, and Hays, a college professor, provide honest, humorous, and helpful suggestions to help readers thrive. Focusing on more than just success in the workplace, the authors offer ten easy-to-follow strategies and practical advice for all points of life--from time management at home and at work to making friends in a new city to budgeting. The book also covers key generational differences, the magic of mentoring, and the millennial validation vacuum. Life After College will help any recent grad build a fulfilling life--in and out of the office. There is so much more to being happy and healthy post-college than getting a job, and anyone looking to successfully adjust to life beyond college needs to read Life After College.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
A World of Work: Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs by Ilana Gershon (Editor); Jean Lave (Afterword by)Ever wondered what it would be like to be a street magician in Paris? A fish farmer in Norway? A costume designer in Bollywood? This playful and accessible look at different types of work around the world delivers a wealth of information and advice about a wide array of jobs and professions. The value of this book is twofold: For young people or middle-aged people who are undecided about their career paths and feel constrained in their choices, A World of Work offers an expansive vision. For ethnographers, this book offers an excellent example of using the practical details of everyday life to shed light on larger structural issues. Each chapter in this collection of ethnographic fiction could be considered a job manual. Yet not any typical job manual--to do justice to the ways details about jobs are conveyed in culturally specific ways, the authors adopt a range of voices and perspectives. One chapter is written as though it was a letter from an older sister counseling her brother on how to be a doctor in Malawi. Another is framed as a eulogy for a well-loved village magistrate in Papua New Guinea who may have been killed by sorcery. Beneath the novelty of the examples are some serious messages that Ilana Gershon highlights in her introduction. These ethnographies reveal the connection between work and culture, the impact of societal values on the conditions of employment. Readers will be surprised at how much they can learn about an entire culture by being given the chance to understand just one occupation.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-11-25
Firestarters: 100 Job Profiles to Inspire Young Women by Dale V. Salvaggio Bradshaw; Kelly E. B. BeattyThe authors have interviewed 100 real, strong women in their 20s and 30s about their exciting and sometimes nontraditional jobs. These amazing but ordinary women share insights on their careers, such as what their jobs involve; what they like and dislike most about their work; what education, experience, and characteristics it took to get them where they are; and advice to young women who might want to follow in their footsteps.
Call Number: HF5382.6. B43 2006
Publication Date: 2006-03-01
Life after College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want by Jenny BlakeLife After College is an essential manual for every graduating student and young professional. It features practical, actionable advice that helps people focus on the BIG picture of their lives, not just the details. Life After College will leave you feeling inspired, confident and ready to take action toward creating the life you really want. In Life After College Twitter meets What colour is Your Parachute for 20-somethings. Written by popular blogger and life coach Jenny Blake, Life After College provides tips, inspirational quotes and coaching exercises for every area of life including: Work, Money, Home, Organization, Friends & Family, Dating & Relationships, Health, Fun & Relaxation, and Personal Growth. The book is like having a portable life coach by your side - it is a "one stop shop" that is part journal, part motivator, and part guidebook. Life After College is a powerful life-planning tool that no twenty-something will want to be without!
Call Number: HQ799.5 .B56 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-29
More Show Me How: Everything We Couldn't Fit in the First Book — Instructions for Life from the Everyday to the Exotic by Lauren Smith; Derek FagerstromWhat the world needs now is More Show Me How. The bizarre, hilarious, and utterly indispensable manual for living from Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom (the geniuses behind showmenow.com) covers everything you could want to know...and some things you would never dream of learning. This beautifully designed and fun-to-follow collection delivers something for everyone, whether you're a fan of design world favorites like Visual Aid and Visual Miscellaneum, a reader of eHow's How to Do Just About Everything, or just one of the countless people who has always wanted to know how to ride a mechanical bull, shoot fire arrows, sculpt with a chainsaw, hem a pair of pants, or do the Lion Dance for Chinese New Year.
Call Number: HQ2037 .F33 2010
Publication Date: 2010-10-05
How to Survive and Prosper As an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul by Caroll MichelsThe classic handbook for launching and sustaining a career that "explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist," (The New York Times) with a brand-new chapter on Internet art marketing Now in its sixth edition,How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the definitive guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world. Drawing on nearly three decades of experience, Caroll Michels offers a wealth of insider's information on getting into a gallery, being your own PR agent, and negotiating prices, as well as innovative marketing, exhibition, and sales opportunities for various artistic disciplines. She has also added a new section on digital printmaking and marketing in this emerging field. Most notably, this sixth edition contains an entirely new chapter: "Art Marketing on the Internet." Michels offers criteria for selecting an ideal Web designer for your online portfolio and for organizing your Web presence, and shares proven methods for attracting curators, dealers, and private clients to your site. She also addresses vital legal concerns in the age of e-commerce, including copyrighting and registering your art, and finally, the appendix of resources, consistently updated online at Michels's site the Artist Help Network, is fully revised.
Call Number: N6505 .M46 2009
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff GoinsBestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The Starving Artist Is a Myth We've heard it a thousand times: There's no money in art. It's too risky. You'll starve. So, we end up chasing more stable careers. We become lawyers and doctors and bankers instead of poets and filmmakers and painters. We settle. And in the end our best work suffers. The truth is we do not have to choose between a creative life and a prosperous one. In fact, many of history's most creative minds--from Michelangelo to Shakespeare to Steve Jobs--succeeded not because they succumbed to the myth of the starving artist but precisely because they didn't. Today we live in a New Renaissance, an era of unprecedented opportunity in which you can share your creative work without fear of suffering or starving. Drawing lessons from the likes of Jim Henson, C. S. Lewis, Dr. Dre, and many others, bestselling author and entrepreneur Jeff Goins invites us to drop the myths, worries, and flat-out lies that have been drilled into us our entire lives and instead reveals an empowering truth: Real artists don't starve. They THRIVE.
Call Number: N8353 .G65 2017
Publication Date: 2018-05-29
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams BrownIf you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way. Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, Adulting, makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable -- and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn: What to check for when renting a new apartment--not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things. When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world (It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening.) How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office--iImagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps. The secret to finding a mechanic you love--or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind. From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. PinkThe New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money--the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home--is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does--and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation--autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
Small Talk: How to Talk to People, Start Conversations, Improve your Charisma, Social Skills and Lessen Social Anxiety by Aston SandersonNever feel awkward in a small talk conversation again! If you've ever felt awkward when you meet new people, worrying about social anxiety, how to talk to people, and how to be interesting, this quick-read small talk guide will make you someone who people love to talk to. *New 2nd Edition: Updated & Expanded! Includes new chapter: Small Talk for Dating and expanded chapter on Reading Body Language As seen on Buzzfeed.Recommended in "31 Ways To Help Cancel Any Fear You Have About Your First Job" and "23 Ways To Be A Better Adult In April." If you've ever felt nervous before a work party, blind date, or friend's dinner, worry no more after reading this book and getting awesome tips on improving your social skills and charisma. If you buy Small Talk today, you will: Learn simple but effective techniques for starting and keeping conversations going Get dozens of new conversation starters you can use on anyone Master your listening ability with three simple tricks Discover why you are already a great socializer, and you just need to practice Revolutionize how you think about your own social skills Enhance the signals you are sending and receiving with body language Understand the ways people are communicating with you in a conversation Build confidence in your social skills Get ready to use questions and answers in conversation with charisma Develop new ways to understand communication See why small talk is actually very important to your success in work, social settings and your love life And much, more more! Download the ultimate small talk guide today to have better conversations Download our book to learn how to start conversations, how to improve your social skills and what kind of questions to ask people you've just met, when you learn how to be a better listener, how to start and end conversations, how to move on from social skill "mistakes," and how to calm your nerves. Also learn what not to talk about and see a list of awesome questions to ask new acquaintances to get the conversation flowing and keep it interesting. The book is simple, short, has proven strategies, and you'll be better right away at conversation and small talk. Download our Small Talk book and practice your new social skills tonight Instantly click and download to get all the strategies you need to become a better conversationalist tonight.
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