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Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life
by Diane Tavenner

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<b>A blueprint for how parents can stop worrying about their children鈥檚 future and start helping them prepare for it, from the cofounder and CEO of one of America鈥檚 most innovative public-school networks</b><br /><b><b><b><br />BILL GATES<b>鈥橲 HOLIDAY READING LIST</b>聽鈥⒙?lt;/b></b>鈥淎 treasure trove of deeply practical wisdom that accords with everything I know about how children thrive.鈥濃€擜ngela Duckworth,聽<i>New York Times聽</i>bestselling author of聽<i>Grit</i></b><br /><b>聽</b><br />An educator and mother, Diane Tavenner cofounded the first Summit school in 2003. Summit Public Schools has won national recognition because 99 percent of Summit students get into a four-year college, and Summit students finish college at twice the national average. But in a radical departure from the environments created by the college admissions arms race, Summit students aren鈥檛 focused on competing with their classmates for rankings or test scores. Instead, students spend their days solving real-world problems and developing the skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection, all of which prepare them to succeed in college, thrive in today鈥檚 workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life.聽<br /><br />Today, thousands of educators, tens of thousands of students, and hundreds of schools across thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have embraced the Summit model.聽<br /><br />Through personal stories and the hard-earned lessons of Summit鈥檚 exceptional team of educators and diverse students, Diane Tavenner shares the underlying learning philosophies and unconventional wisdom that lead to all children being prepared for school and life.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for <i>Prepared</i></b><br /><br />鈥淚n a world filled with lots of parenting advice, <i>Prepared </i>cuts through the noise, offering a no-nonsense guide for raising curious, confident kids. Diane shares the secret sauce behind Summit鈥檚 success and how we can make sure that all kids can have the same opportunity.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩on Deane, CEO of GreatSchools</b><br /><br /> 鈥?lt;i>Prepared</i> is compelling and actionable. It tells the story of why we all <i>must</i> do this work. We must prepare every child, not allow luck or circumstance to dictate their future鈥攁nd ours.鈥?lt;b>鈥擠r. Priscilla Chan, CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, pediatrician, and mother</b><br /><br />鈥淒iane Tavenner is one of the leading thinkers in education today鈥攈er energy and insights are infectious. There is no one better to think big about what kids need, and who can roll up her sleeves to make it happen.鈥?lt;b>鈥擲al Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy</b>
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Fina...
by Dave Ramsey

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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<p><strong>New York Times best seller! More than five million copies sold!*</strong></p><p><strong>You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America鈥檚 favorite finance coach.</strong></p><p>Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There鈥檚 one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that鈥檚 with聽<em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.</em></p><p>By now, you鈥檝e heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you鈥檙e tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this鈥攊t鈥檚 the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it鈥檚 based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With聽<em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition,聽</em>you鈥檒l be聽able to:聽</p><ul><li>Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt鈥攎eaning cars, houses, everything</li><li>Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)</li><li>Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!</li></ul><p>聽</p><p>Includes new, expanded 鈥淒ave Rants鈥?sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.</p><p>聽</p><p>Dive deeper into Dave鈥檚 game plan with <em>The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition</em>. <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition </em>is also available in Spanish, transformaci貿n total de su dinero.</p>
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Id...
by , Jonathan Haidt

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen?</b><br /> 聽<br /> First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn鈥檛 kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths鈥攁nd the resulting culture of safetyism鈥攊s less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. <br /> 聽<br /> Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America鈥檚 rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. <br /> 聽<br /> This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
Behind the Knife ABSITE Podcast Companion
by Behind the Knife The Surg...

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English

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Publication Date

December 10, 2019

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The Behind the Knife ABSITE Podcast Companion is a collection of outlines intended to serve as companion study aid to the Behind the Knife podcast ABSITE review series. They are the culmination of notes we have compiled over the years in our own preparation for the ABSITE. <br /><br />What This Review Is:<br />鈥 thorough review of current clinical management guidelines for the most commonly tested surgical topics.<br />鈥esigned to be reviewed multiple times in order to: <br />oHelp you score well on the ABSITE.<br />oHelp you pass the general surgery Qualifying Exam and Certifying Exam.<br />oHelp you prepare for clerkships, rotations, and daily rounds. <br /><br />What This Review Isn鈥檛:<br />鈥his is not surgical trivia 鈥?Most currently available study guides are heavy in basic science minutia. We are not going to tell you the components of the coagulation cascade. We are going to focus of key components of clinical management of surgical disease based on current guideline. This is the direction the general surgery boards are going, and there is less and less basic science showing up on the ABSITE and the boards. <br />oOther review books will tell you that the APC gene is on chromosome 5, but will they tell you what the current guidelines say regarding the surgical management of axilla with node positive breast CA? Probably not, but we will. <br />鈥his is not an exhaustive study guide. This is simply what we view and the most distilled down, high yield, need to know information for the ABSITE and the general surgery boards.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<b>In this instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls 鈥済rit.鈥?鈥淚nspiration for non-geniuses everywhere鈥?(<i>People</i>).</b><br /><br />The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of 鈥済enius,鈥?Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<br /> <br /> In <i>Grit</i>, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she鈥檚 learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers鈥攆rom JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<br /> <br /> 鈥淒uckworth鈥檚 ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better鈥?(<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>). Among <i>Grit</i>鈥檚 most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts <i>twice </i>toward your goal; grit can be <i>learned</i>, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, <i>Grit</i> is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how<i> that</i>鈥攏ot talent or luck鈥攎akes all the difference. This is 鈥渁 fascinating tour of the psychological research on success鈥?(<i>The Wall Street Journal)</i>.
The Art of War: A New Translation by Michael Nylan
by Sun Tzu

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English

Pages

133

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<p><strong>For the first time in any modern language, a female scholar and translator reimagines <em>The Art of War</em>.</strong></p><br /><p>Sun Tzu鈥檚 ancient book of strategy and psychology has as much to tell us today as when it was first written 2,500 years ago. In a world forever at odds, his rules for anticipating the motivations and strategies of our competitors never cease to inspire leaders of all kinds.</p><br /><p>Michael Nylan, in her provocative introduction, sees new and unexpected lessons to be learned from <em>The Art of War</em>鈥攊n business ventures, relationships, games of skill, academic careers, and medical practices. Strategy, like conflict, is woven into society鈥檚 very roots.</p><br /><p>Nylan鈥檚 crisp translation 鈥渙ffers a masterly new evaluation of this classic work, which balances the overtly military content with a profound and thought-provoking analysis鈥?(Olivia Milburn). Readers newly engaging with ancient Chinese culture will be inspired by Nylan鈥檚 authoritative voice. Informed by years of scholarly study, Nylan is uniquely placed to introduce readers to Sun Tzu鈥檚 classic work through her detailed annotations on culture and the intricacies of translating ancient Chinese into modern English. She proves that Sun Tzu is more relevant than ever, helping us navigate the conflicts we know and those we have yet to endure.</p>
The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and...
by Simone Davies

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>Turn your home into a Montessori home鈥攁nd become a more mindful, attentive, and easygoing parent.</b><br /><br /> It鈥檚 time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the principles developed by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a 鈥渢errible two鈥?into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery.<br /><br /> With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child鈥檚 natural curiosity, from 鈥淭rust in the child鈥?to 鈥淔ostering a sense of wonder.鈥?Step-by-step ways to cultivate daily routines with ease, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings, losing the pacifier. Plus learn how to: <ul><li>Stay composed when your toddler is not and set limits with love and respect鈥攚ithout resorting to bribes or punishment</li><li>Set up your home and get rid of the chaos</li><li>Create Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-old</li><li>Raise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around them</li><li>See the world through your toddler鈥檚 eyes and be surprised and delighted by their perspective</li><li>Be your child鈥檚 guide鈥攁nd truly celebrate every stage</li></ul>
History Lessons: How Textbooks from Around the World Portray U.S....
by , Kyle Ward

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English

Pages

431

Publication Date

July 04, 2006

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<b>A 鈥渇ascinating鈥?look at what students in Russia, France, Iran, and other nations are taught about America (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> This 鈥渢imely and important鈥?book (<i>History News Network</i>) gives us a glimpse into classrooms across the globe, where opinions about the United States are first formed.<br /> 聽<br /><i>History Lessons</i>聽includes selections from textbooks and teaching materials used in Russia, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Canada, and others, covering such events as the American Revolution, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Iran hostage crisis, and the Korean War鈥攑roviding some alternative viewpoints on the history of the United States from the time of the Viking explorers to the post-Cold War era.<br /> 聽<br /> By juxtaposing starkly contrasting versions of the historical events we take for granted,聽<i>History Lessons </i>affords us a sometimes hilarious, often sobering look at what the world thinks about America鈥檚 past.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 brilliant idea.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Foreign Affairs</i>
Take Rapid Action: Get Productive, Motivated, & Energized; Stop O...
by Patrick King

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English

Pages

215

Publication Date

December 21, 2019

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<h2><b>Practical, psychological methods to turn your thoughts into reality, instead of endless avoidance and laziness.</b></h2> <br />Transform from struggling with getting off your butt, to a machine of productivity and self-discipline. <b>Create an action bias in your life -- starting now.</b><br /><br /><H2>How to break inertia, overthinking, paralysis, sloth, and insecurity.</h2> <br /><b><u>Take Rapid Action</u></b> deconstructs the psychology of laziness and why tomorrow always sounds like a better idea. This book is many things at once: a shot of motivation, a spark of fire, an understanding of your brain, and a list of techniques to get into motion. <br /><br /><b>This is one of the most valuable skills you鈥檒l ever gain, because only action matters in life, not good intentions.</b><br /><br /><H2>Gain the ability to get things done and hit your goals, no matter the circumstances.</h2><br />Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.<br /><br /><h2>Stop saying <i>鈥淚鈥檒l do it later/tomorrow鈥︹€?lt;/i> and overhaul your mindset for productivity and efficiency.</h2><br />鈥he Premortem Analysis and the Ostrich Theory -- how they can quiet your overthinking.<br />鈥?lt;b>How comfortable inaction is sabotaging you.</b><br />鈥ctionable and applicable rules to get started before you feel 100% ready.<br /><br /><h2>How to create motion and take the first step from complete stillness.</h2> <br />鈥ow to defeat procrastination by 鈥渂undling.鈥?lt;br />鈥?lt;b>Strategically plan your days to prevent laziness and distraction.</b><br />鈥hat you <i>think</i> is action, but is actually a waste of time<br /><br /><h2>Become a machine of proactive energy and activity.</h2><br />Action and results are the only things that matter in the world. Not your planning, intentions, or nice thoughts. This book puts action at the forefront of your brain and makes it nearly impossible to stay still. That鈥檚 precisely what will get you ahead in life. <b>Taking that first step is always hard, but it doesn鈥檛 have to be.</b><br /><br /><H2><b>The more action you take, the luckier you become. Take that first step by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of this page!</b></h2><br /><br />This is the sixth book in the 鈥淐lear Thinking and Fast Action鈥?series as listed below:<br /><br />1. The Science of Getting Started: How to Beat Procrastination, Summon Productivity, and Stop Self-Sabotage<br />2. The Art of Clear Thinking: Mental Models for Better Reasoning, Judgment, Analysis, and Learning. Upgrade Your Intellectual Toolkit.<br />3. 10-Minute Philosophy: From Buddhism to Stoicism, Confucius and Aristotle - Bite-Sized Wisdom From Some of History鈥檚 Greatest Thinkers<br />4. Practical Intelligence: How to Think Critically, Deconstruct Situations, Analyze Deeply, and Never Be Fooled<br />5. Relentless Focus: 27 Small Tweaks to Beat Procrastination, Skyrocket Productivity, Outsmart Distractions, & Do More in Less Time<br />6. Take Rapid Action: Get Productive, Motivated, & Energized; Stop Overthinking & Procrastinating<br />
Neuro-Discipline: Everyday Neuroscience for Self-Discipline, Focu...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

229

Publication Date

October 18, 2019

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<h2><b>Control your brain so it doesn鈥檛 control you. A science-based approach to getting things done and avoiding laziness and procrastination.</b></h2><br />Our brains are not wired for goal achievement. They are wired only for speed, survival, and the present moment. It鈥檚 time to defeat this primal tendency and make self-discipline your new normal.<br /><br /><h2><b>Stop leaving tasks unstarted and/or unfinished. You鈥檙e better than that.</b></h2><br /><u><b>Neuro-Discipline</b></u> tells the tale of two battling brains, and why we are predisposed to laziness and energy conservation. Time after time, we take the path of least resistance to our detriment. The key to beating this is understanding the brain鈥檚 imperatives and working with them. <u><b>Neuro-Discipline</b></u> is your layperson鈥檚 guide to self-discipline success - just enough biology and psychology to give important context, while ensuring that you don鈥檛 get stuck in the minutiae. <br /><br /><h2><b>This isn鈥檛 a textbook; it has over 20 actionable tips you can use TODAY.</b></h2><br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Learn to beat your temptations, excuses, and weaknesses.</b></h2><br />鈥earn about the two brains and the two versions of you that are always locked in battle.<br />鈥?lt;b>How to trick the brain for action and productivity without working against it.</b><br />鈥he role of dopamine and how we can simulate it for our own purposes.<br />鈥?lt;b>How to talk to yourself and design your environment to stay on track.</b><br />鈥eframing excuses and dissecting your emotional reactions.<br />鈥?lt;b>How to create a calm mind for ruthless execution. </b><br /><br /><h2><b>Discomfort, boredom, frustration, and laziness are temporary. Self-discipline is forever.</b></h2><br />We aren鈥檛 meant to lie in bed and relax. We are meant to pursue our goals and find satisfaction and fulfillment. Along the way, self-discipline is the most required ingredient. The ability to do unpleasant and uncomfortable things is what determines how our lives play out. How will you live your life?<br /><br /><h1>Take control of your life by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.</h1><br /><br />This is the third book in the 鈥淟ive a Disciplined Life鈥?series, as listed below:<br /><br />1.The Science of Self-Discipline: The Willpower, Mental Toughness, and Self-Control to Resist Temptation and Achieve Your Goals <br />2.Finish What You Start: The Art of Following Through, Taking Action, Executing, & Self-Discipline<br />3.Neuro-Discipline: Everyday Neuroscience for Self-Discipline, Focus, and Defeating Your Brain鈥檚 Impulsive and Distracted Nature<br />4.Mind Over Matter: The Self-Discipline to Execute Without Excuses, Control Your Impulses, and Keep Going When You Want to Give Up<br />

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