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Getting Inside Your Head

Author : Lisa Zunshine
ISBN : 9781421408750
Genre : Literary Criticism
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We live in other people's heads: avidly, reluctantly, consciously, unaware, mistakenly, and inescapably. Our social life is a constant negotiation among what we think we know about each other's thoughts and feelings, what we want each other to think we know, and what we would dearly love to know but don't. Cognitive scientists have a special term for the evolved cognitive adaptation that makes us attribute mental states to other people through observation of their body language; they call it theory of mind. Getting Inside Your Head uses research in theory of mind to look at movies, musicals, novels, classic Chinese opera, stand-up comedy, mock-documentaries, photography, and reality television. It follows Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy as he tries to conceal his anger, Tyler Durden as he lectures a stranger at gunpoint in Fight Club, and Ingrid Bergman as she fakes interest in horse races in Notorious. This engaging book exemplifies the new interdisciplinary field of cognitive cultural studies, demonstrating that collaboration between cognitive science and cultural studies is both exciting and productive.
Category: Literary Criticism

Getting Inside

Author : Serena Bell
ISBN : 9780425284278
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 83.66 MB
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They’re big. They’re hot. And they play hard. In the kickoff to Serena Bell’s sexy new football romance series, the heat between a female coach and a cocky linebacker turns the Seattle Grizzlies locker room upside down. Iona: There’s nothing like the rush of going head-to-head with the boys. Football is my life, and I got my new job with the Seattle Grizzlies because I know how to play rough. But as a woman in a man’s game, I can’t afford any distractions—like panty-melting tabloid darling Ty Williams, my star linebacker. I’ve stared down plenty of good-looking players without losing my cool . . . and yet something about Ty’s intense gaze burns straight to my core. Ty: Despite what they say in the press, I save my best moves for game day. The Grizzlies aren’t just my teammates, they’re my brothers—no way am I going to let some new coach shake up our defense. But Iona Thomas isn’t just some coach. It’s so tough to keep my head in the game when I’d rather be in bed with her. She may take charge at practice, but if I had her in my arms, I’d be choosing the plays. I just need to figure out what makes her tick—and what makes her want to break the rules. Advance praise for Getting Inside “Readers will look forward to getting to know more of the Seattle Grizzlies. . . . [Serena] Bell scores a touchdown with her fresh and fast-paced first Seattle Grizzlies sports contemporary.”—Publisher Weekly “Readers will root for the success of the Grizzlies and for Ty and Iona’s relationship on and off the field.”—Library Journal “Getting Inside is a sexy and entertaining sports romance.”—All About Romance “Getting Inside mixes in a little humor with its romance. I found myself laughing at little things the characters thought or said throughout the book, which kept is light and entertaining.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst “The premise is entertaining; the characters are colorful; the romance is sexy.”—The Reading Cafe “Tense, heart-scalding, and emotionally riveting, this has already earned a spot on my best-of-the-year list.”—Omnivoracious “I adored Getting Inside and recommend this to all sports romance readers. Don’t miss this fabulous story!”—Red Hot + Blue Reads (five stars) “Forbidden love, high stakes and a delicious slow burn. I loved Getting Inside by Serena Bell.”—USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson “Serena Bell brings her flawless writing to a football romance that will keep you on the edge of your stadium seat! Great chemistry and an irresistible hero.”—Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author of the Brooklyn Bruisers series “Serena Bell scores a touchdown with this hot football romance—the chemistry between Iona and Ty is searing!”—Christi Barth, author of the Naked Men series “Getting Inside is Serena Bell at her best! An excellent start to her new series. Highly recommended!”—Wendy S. Marcus, award-winning author of All I Need Is You “Somehow I fell in love with two people and learned a ton about football. Don’t start this one unless you’ve got the day to yourself. Magic!”—Samantha Wayland, author of the Ice Cats hockey series Getting Inside is a short novel about going long. Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title!
Category: Fiction

For Parents Only

Author : Shaunti Feldhahn
ISBN : 9780307561718
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 22.34 MB
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For every bewildered parent, there’s a kid longing to be understood. What parent hasn’t occasionally looked at their beloved but bewildering offspring and wondered, What in the world is he thinking? or Why is my sweet little girl acting like that? In this remarkable book, Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice take you inside the mind of teens and preteens through the same innovative approach that seized national attention in the best-selling books For Women Only, For Men Only, and For Young Women Only. They explore the results of a nationwide survey and personal interviews with more than 1,000 real-life teens and tweens to tackle those things parents often don’t “get” about their kids. You’ll hear first-hand about the longings that drive your kids’ seemingly illogical decisions, the truth behind those exasperating “attitude problems,” and what your children would tell you if they could trust you to truly listen. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Family & Relationships

Getting Inside Google S Head Book

Author : Alastair R Agutter
ISBN : 9781499194869
Genre : Computers
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Getting Inside Google's Head Book In my professional business life as a Computer Scientist, I was fortunate to be at the beginning of the World Wide Web's commercial story and journey. I fondly recall Google launching via their University Servers. So this book is from an old hand teaching structure and the fundamental elements required to be successful. It is every web site owners dream to have millions of visitors and customers! So how do you achieve this goal and know from the very outset you are on the right track and getting the correct advice! We all know today that we are all caught up in a very competitive global community. Yet at the same time we can see great success stories around us from many online endeavours and none more so than Google, as the World's Market Leader in Advertising. Many dream of great success online and often wish if only they could share in the Google phenomena of the countless $$$$$ billions made. So I ask you, have you ever really thought of how you can share in that Google Magic! This book has been written for every web site owner. It is not some in-depth 'Geeks Guide' to the World of Technology and coding. The book has been written covering the key elements of how you structure your web site and web pages, so your creation is optimized to function fast and efficiently on Search Engines (google, bing, ask, yahoo) and user browser (chrome, fire fox, explorer, opera, safari) rendering engines. By following the fundamental key golden rules in this book, you will find your web site traffic and customer sales growing, as your web site will soon become a friend to both Search and Browser rendering engines. Quotation: "Natural Law and Quantum Mechanics teaches us about the Universal Laws of creation and at the very heart of this miracle for all life is "refinement of design and efficiency"'. So I often ask myself, why is it that the human race often tries to over complicate, when the ultimate goal is always to seek simplistic perfection." ~ Alastair R Agutter Based on detailed research, helping to improve performance of over 94% of all web sites world-wide. By following some key golden rules and simple jargon free steps in this book, webmasters will see far higher search engine ranking results on Google, Yahoo and Bing etc. Your web site will render 3 to 4 times faster for your new visitors. You will see a significant and noticeable increase of web users and customers to your web site, by as much as 45 to 60%, if not higher. Finally, remember Google's success began and continues today from the creation of a simple (natural law) search engine design!
Category: Computers

The Age Of Bowie

Author : Paul Morley
ISBN : 9781501151170
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 56.12 MB
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Respected arts commentator and author Paul Morley, an artistic advisor to the curators of the highly successful retrospective exhibition 'David Bowie Is...' for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, constructs a definitive story of Bowie that explores how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, influenced others, invented the future, and entered history as someone who could and would never be forgotten. Morley captures the greatest moments from across Bowie's life and career; how young Davie Jones of South London became the international David Bowie; his pioneering collaborations in the recording studio with the likes of Tony Visconti, Mick Ronson, and Brian Eno; to iconic live, film, theatre, and television performances from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with musicians from John Lennon, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop to Trent Reznor and Arcade Fire. And of course, discusses in detail his much-heralded and critically acclaimed finale with the release of Blackstar just days before his shocking death in New York.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In Nueva York

Author : Nicholasa Mohr
ISBN : 1611921813
Genre : Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
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Category: Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)


Author : Christopher Elliott
ISBN : 9781118180150
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 31.88 MB
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A leading consumer advocate reveals how to protect your money,time, and integrity from corrupt businesses Once upon a time store prices were simple and fair, businessesstood behind their products with guarantees free of fine print andloopholes, and companies genuinely seemed to care about theirvalued customers—but those days are long gone. In thisgroundbreaking exposé, consumer advocate Christopher Elliotreveals the broken relationship between American consumers andbusinesses and explains how companies came to believe that foolingtheir customers was a viable, and profitable, business plan. Scammed explores how companies control information tomislead, distort the truth, and even outright lie to theirconsumers. Exposes the various ways companies have led their war againstinformation—from seductive ads, disingenuous fine print, andunconventional promotions that involve seeding discussion forumsand blogs with company-friendly comments Offers consumers insider knowledge of the system, reasonableexpectations, and a clear understanding of the games businessesplay Christopher Elliott is one of the nation's foremost consumeradvocates Protect yourself, your time, and your money from the predatorsof the consumer world. Armed with knowledge, readers will becomefar more discerning and every business's worst nightmare.
Category: Business & Economics

Neuro Linguistic Programming Workbook For Dummies

Author : Romilla Ready
ISBN : 1119992206
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 82.64 MB
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If you are one of the millions of people who have already discovered the power of NLP, Neuro-linguistic Programming Workbook For Dummies will allow you to perfect its lessons on how to think more positively and communicate more effectively with others. This workbook is packed with hands-on exercises and practical techniques to help you make the most of NLP’s toolkit for new thinking and personal change. These can have an impact on many aspects of your life: from helping you change your negative beliefs, to building rapport and influencing others, to taking charge of the direction your life is taking. Take your understanding of NLP to the next level, and reap the benefits. Neuro-linguistic Programming Workbook For Dummies includes: Getting Your Mindset Right with NLP Setting Sound Goals Recognising Your Unconscious Values Recognising How You Distort Thinking Developing Personal Rapport Managing Your Emotions and Experiences Changing Habits and Modeling Success Recognizing What Works Adapting Language with Metamodeling and the Milton Model
Category: Self-Help

Adventures Of A Misfit

Author : Andrea Louise
ISBN : 9781440150760
Genre : Psychology
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Haunted by her hellish past as the school outcast and the distraught daughter of a war-bitten Austrian mother, Andrea leaves home to find the happiness she knew as a young child in the flowering meadows of Iowa. She is confronted with people from drug dealers to reverends to professors; with countless jobs dealing with the elderly, the mentally ill, animals, and cancer patients, with the black of night as she huddles against the seat of her car in abandoned campgrounds. And along the way, she dives head first into the flip side of the physical realm. Did she really take a walk with her guardian angel? It's one adventure after the next as Andrea struggles to define herself in a world intolerant of "misfits." Also woven into the story are a meek and mild father, a harassing grandfather, a loony brother who assumes the personality of Mr. Spock from Star Trek, and a clandestine foe that takes up residence inside her own head: attention deficit disorder. The resultant composite offers both layman and mental health enthusiast an intimate look into the development of borderline personality traits in the style of an entertaining novel, not that of a dry case study. It depicts a very unusual yet understandable life. Who doesn't want to be loved? These are ordinary feelings magnified to the level of total despair by extraordinary situations. They touch upon the very foundation of the human psyche. What stirs one, stirs us all.
Category: Psychology

Sports Psychology For Dummies

Author : Leif H. Smith
ISBN : 9780470677827
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 66.57 MB
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Acquiring the winning edge in sports-the mental edge Mental conditioning is now seen by many to be as critical to sports success as physical conditioning. And for parents eager to ensure their children have a winning edge-as well as a future college scholarship-nothing could be more critical to success. This book offers readers a comprehensive program to gain that winning edge, providing training tips and techniques along with helpful advice to keep in mind while competing. With practical advice on how to strengthen concentration (and when you shouldn't concentrate), talk yourself into winning, and develop routines that will lead to consistent improvement, the book's full personalized program will help any athlete gain over time the winning edge in any sport With tips on how to regulate your energy to avoid exhaustion; and how to enhance your team's chemistry through sports psychology Loaded with real-world examples from amateur and professional sports of all kinds Applicable to not only sports-but business as well-Sports Psychology For Dummies will enhance any competitor's motivation, focus, and will to win, when facing life's toughest challenges.
Category: Sports & Recreation