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Made To Break

Author : Giles Slade
ISBN : 9780674043756
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Made to Break is a history of twentieth-century technology as seen through the prism of obsolescence. Giles Slade explains how disposability was a necessary condition for America's rejection of tradition and our acceptance of change and impermanence. This book gives us a detailed and harrowing picture of how, by choosing to support ever-shorter product lives, we may well be shortening the future of our way of life as well.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Made To Break

Author : D. Foy
ISBN : 9781937512170
Genre : Fiction
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"Made to Break, D. Foy’s debut novel, snaps. Literary, cinematic... [Foy] is a writing school of one, and Made to Break ushers his literary energies into categorical existence." -The Daily Beast "Strange and freewheeling... forsaking plot in favor of something much more cerebral and immediate. Made to Break works its English over, coining fresh and sometimes unapologetically awkward phrases to milk out something strange and animate." -Los Angeles Review of Books "[Made to Break] reads like a macabre mumblecore script penned by Jim Thompson. It’s one swell medley of mayhem and defeat dashed together by the vitality of D. Foy’s prose. Zainy, sly, and darkly comedic." -Entropy Magazine "With influences that range from Jack Kerouac to Tom Waits and a prose that possesses a fast, strange, perennially changing rhythm that’s somewhat akin to some of John Coltrane’s wildest compositions, this narrative is at once emotionally gritty and surprisingly beautiful even during its darkest moments. Foy has delivered the kind of notable narrative that pulls an author out of the very crowded rookie pool and places him at the top of the list of fresh voices that readers of outstanding fiction should keep on their radar." -HTML Giant Two days before New Years, a pack of five friends—three men and two women—head to a remote cabin near Lake Tahoe to celebrate the holidays. They've been buddies forever, banded together by scrapes and squalor, their relationships defined by these wild times. After a car accident leaves one friend sick and dying, and severe weather traps them at the cabin, there is nowhere to go, forcing them to finally and ultimately take stock and confront their past transgressions, considering what they mean to one another and to themselves. With some of the most luminous and purple prose flexed in recent memory, D. Foy is an incendiary new voice and Made to Break, a grand, episodic debut, redolent of the stark conscience of Denis Johnson and the spellbinding vision of Roberto Bolaño. D. Foy has had work published or forthcoming in BOMB, Post Road, the Literary Review, the Georgia Review, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and Laundromat, an homage to photographs of laundromats throughout New York City (powerHouse Books).
Category: Fiction

10 Make Or Break Career Moments

Author : Casey Hawley
ISBN : 9781580083966
Genre : Business & Economics
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Find the Right Words at the Right Time There are key moments in the course of every career when the right words can make a life-changing, career-altering difference. If you are someone who thinks of the perfect thing to say only after the moment has passed, this savvy guide to smart communication will save the day. In ten focused and articulate chapters, veteran communications consultant Casey Hawley provides spot-on strategies for responding confidently and making a positive and powerful impression when: • You meet an executive or other key business contact • You meet the interviewer for your next job • You are offered a job • You are in a performance review (including asking for a raise) • You meet your new team • You are fired • A challenge to your ethics, loyalty, or future arises • You resign from a job • Conflict arises with a coworker or other businessperson • You are recognized for excellence Arm yourself with this helpful and empowering guide and prepare to succeed in every make-or-break moment you encounter. Whether you’re looking for a new job or facing an important discussion in your current position, Hawley helps you develop the interpersonal skills you’ll need to navigate these critical conversations with clarity and conviction. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Business & Economics

Make Or Break Your Church In 365 Days

Author : Paul D. Borden
ISBN : 9781426745027
Genre : Religion
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Clear plans for the daily tasks of effectively leading a congregation.
Category: Religion

Hl 111 Make Or Break The Uk S Digital Future

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Select Committee on Digital Skills
ISBN : 9780108557620
Genre : Business & Economics
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This report is a call to action for the incoming Government in May 2015. The world is being transformed by a series of profound technological changes dominated by digital - a 'second machine age'. This is already having a significant impact on the UK; over the next two decades some economists have estimated that 35% of current jobs in the UK could become automated. Digital technology is changing all our lives, work, society and politics. It brings with it huge opportunities for the UK, but also significant risks. This demands an ambitious approach which will secure the UK's position as a digital leader. The Committee recommends that the new Government establishes a single and cohesive Digital Agenda. The potential value in doing so is significant; the Government estimated that the digital sector alone was worth an estimated £105 billion in gross value added to the UK in 2011. A report by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in 2013, meanwhile, found that the size of the digital economy was almost double official estimates. Whatever the difficulties in quantifying the value, it is clear that digital is already a substantial driver for growth and will become much more so. Digital technology is transforming much more than just one sector of the economy - the whole economy has become digitised. It would therefore be a mistake to take the 'digital sector' as our sole focus of interest. Digital technology is pervasive across all aspects of life, so much so that the 'digital economy' is becoming synonymous with the national economy. The UK cannot afford to miss the opportunity or shirk the challenges this presents.
Category: Business & Economics

Made To Bend Not Break

Author : Kadian Tracey
ISBN : 9781554875900
Genre : Fiction
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Macy Hines has the perfect marriage, a beautiful, Manga-drawing, teenage daughter and she lives in a town filled the perfect stepford wivesãthat is until her life takes on a dramatic turn. Her husband leaves her for a younger woman, her daughter hates her, Macy becomes best friends with vodka and the community she had been so involved with suddenly turns their backs on her. After trying desperately to put her life back together and failing miserably, Macy decides to take her best friendês offer of an all-expense-paid trip to Italy for all three of them in order to breathe and work out her issues. At this rate, it feels like it will take a miracle to save her. Draco De Luca is at that age where heês looking for a woman to spend the rest of his life with, and so far he hasnêt been having much luck. That is until he visits his motherês house for a dinner and meets an ebony goddess with sad brown eyes. But her past demons are getting in the wayãshe has been damaged, and now he has to decide if he has to let her go to be whole again, or should he help?
Category: Fiction

Break My Heart And Make Me Dance

Author : Susan Hill
ISBN : 9781449772345
Genre : Religion
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When I was young, I knew God loved me. I followed Him. Being His child was natural and easy. Then I hit puberty, and my world changed. There were things I saw that I wanted, things that I thought He might not want me to have. I started to wander. Still, I was not stupid. I knew I still needed Him as Savior; it was His Lordship that gave me pause. Eventually I stripped Him of His Lordship and went to live in the "fallen world." I kept Him as my Savior, but I made no effort to follow Him. I loved my life in the fallen world. Still, it had its challenges. There were times I would find myself in the dreaded "Valley of the Shadow of Death." I knew somehow He was responsible. It was in the "Valley" that I would find myself needing Him. Eventually I would have to call on Him. And rescue me He would, but I refused anything but temporary rescue. I would be thankful for a few days, but the desire for my old life in the fallen world would soon reclaim me, and I would put Him back on the shelf. There was so much out there to grab for, and the fallen world did push and encourage me to go for happy. There was a problem with that: I was created to be filled with joy, His joy. "Happy" was just a temporary, dim simulation. I finally had to face the questions. Does He really love me? Is He really to be trusted? Is He really the God of the Bible? If the answer to these questions was yes, could I really have enough confidence in Him to make Him my center and follow Him?
Category: Religion

Break And Run

Author : Bobby Hodge
ISBN : 9781468596236
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For the average young black man growing up in the southern United States during the 60s was to realize that the oppressive Jim Crow laws that dehumanized and degraded black people and their ancestors of the past, was still very much enacted and very active in and around Crawford. A southern rural Community approximately 10 miles west of Phenix City, Alabama the unchallenged idea of prevalence in the white society had uncompromising and terrible physical rebuttal for its victims. Bobby L. Hodge, Jr. Has attempted to illustrate a very diabolical but realistic fiction depicting the life and times of Jesse Hodge during the tremulous times of his life, Faced with oppression, Jesse was rebellious and criminally cunning. Determined by his fate to live a life on his own terms, he constantly found himself in a desperate attempt to elude the law, but his less than evasive karma surrounding the life in which he had created for himself was too great to overcome
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Make Or Break Year

Author : Emily Krone Phillips
ISBN : 9781620973240
Genre : Education
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“A remarkable book.” —Washington Post An entirely fresh approach to ending the high school dropout crisis is revealed in this groundbreaking chronicle of unprecedented transformation in a city notorious for its “failing schools” In eighth grade, Eric thought he was going places. But by his second semester of freshman year at Hancock High, his D’s in Environmental Science and French, plus an F in Mr. Castillo’s Honors Algebra class, might have suggested otherwise. Research shows that students with more than one semester F during their freshman year are very unlikely to graduate. If Eric had attended Hancock—or any number of Chicago’s public high schools—just a decade earlier, chances are good he would have dropped out. Instead, Hancock’s new way of responding to failing grades, missed homework, and other red flags made it possible for Eric to get back on track. The Make-or-Break Year is the largely untold story of how a simple idea—that reorganizing schools to get students through the treacherous transitions of freshman year greatly increases the odds of those students graduating—changed the course of two Chicago high schools, an entire school system, and thousands of lives. Marshaling groundbreaking research on the teenage brain, peer relationships, and academic performance, journalist turned communications expert Emily Krone Phillips details the emergence of Freshman OnTrack, a program-cum-movement that is translating knowledge into action—and revolutionizing how teachers grade, mete out discipline, and provide social, emotional, and academic support to their students. This vivid description of real change in a faulty system will captivate anyone who cares about improving our nation’s schools; it will inspire educators and families to reimagine their relationships with students like Eric, and others whose stories affirm the pivotal nature of ninth grade for all young people. In a moment of relentless focus on what doesn’t work in education and the public sphere, Phillips’s dramatic account examines what does.
Category: Education

Make Me Make Or Break 1

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"Make me, Channing. Make me fall. Push me, shove me, just make sure I get there." I shout at him, taking a step back. His eyes clash with mine. I read the challenge there, making me take another step back.He stalks the few steps to me and grabs my arms slamming his forehead down on mine, "I'll make you." His lips skim against mine as he continues to speak, "And I'll be falling right there with you."Paisley Vaughn grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. After finding her mother dead from an overdose, Paisley and her baby sister are shipped off to live with her maternal grandparents.She always knew they were rich, she just didn't realize how rich they were. Now she's being forced to go to a prestigious high school. One where the tuition is more money then she's ever seen.Thinking these rich kids are going to be snobbish and rude, she's surprised to find the Vaughn name means she's untouchable. Well unless your name is Channing Southerland.Paisley has to navigate her new life and all the new people in it. While her mother might have lied about her grandparents, no one is lying about Channing. He's beautiful, mean, arrogant, and turning her on.Before long a war is fought, leaving Paisley wondering if she'll be ruined or made. Though she might just fall irrevocably in love.

Excel 2010 Made Simple

Author : Abbott Katz
ISBN : 9781430235460
Genre : Computers
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Get the most out of Excel 2010 with Excel 2010 Made Simple—learn the key features, understand what’s new, and utilize dozens of time-saving tips and tricks to get your job done. Over 500 screen visuals and clear-cut instructions guide you through the features of Excel 2010, from formulas and charts to navigating around a worksheet and understanding Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and macros. Excel 2010 Made Simple takes a practical and highly effective approach to using Excel 2010, showing you the best way to complete your most common spreadsheet tasks. You'll learn how to input, format, sort, and filter your data to find out what you want to know. You'll see how to place your data in tables and named ranges for easy access, all of which will get you working efficiently and productively. Excel 2010 Made Simple also covers the new features introduced in Excel 2010. For instance, it shows you how to use Sparklines for data comparison and the Backstage view for printing and sharing your spreadsheets, so you can carry out your tasks with minimum fuss. The hands-on focus on tasks means you'll see how to actually use Excel 2010 to suit your needs.
Category: Computers

Options Made Simple

Author : Jacqueline Clarke
ISBN : 9780730376392
Genre : Business & Economics
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The sixth book in the Wrightbooks Made Simple series, Options Made Simple is an uncomplicated guide to trading options for beginners. This book outlines some simple, easy to understand strategies anyone can use to start trading options. The book will be a succinct paperback with lower price point, and provide the perfect first step into trading options. An option is a binding contract that gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset at a specific price on or before a certain date ̈C it has strictly defined terms and properties. Options are very versatile and allow you to change your position according to the situation ̈C they can be speculative or conservative depending on your trading strategy, but the risk can be mitigated by having a firm basic understanding. The Made Simple series is the perfect vehicle for this content as readers are taken step©\by©\step through everything they need to know about trading options ̈C including what can go wrong! ̈C and can work out which strategies they are most comfortable with.
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Break It Down And Make It Plain

Author : Roy W. Johnsen
ISBN : 9781481712828
Genre : Religion
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It has been my pleasure to know Roy since he assumed his final pastorate prior to retirement, Westgate Baptist Church in Lancaster, Pa. As the shepherd of our small, older congregation, he brought the priceless lessons of biblical relevance and human relationships gained from his outreach in pulpits and prisons. Out of his work and that of his wife, Judy, Westgate became a multicultural congregation with a vision of mission that has engaged hearts and hands. And in all of his work, Roy has given uncompromising credit to God, and to the journey of ministry and understanding in which God has guided him. In the pages that follow you will experience many chapters and moments from that journey. You will feel the painful anguish of broken lives, and the joyous renewal of wholeness through God’s love. You will indeed meet “the least of these,” and the faithful response of seeing Christ in them. You likely will see possibilities for your own ministry, your own spiritual growth. Almost certainly, you will be challenged, enlightened and inspired. I invite you now to begin a story that reveals in so many ways God’s care and provision, a narrative of one man’s life of trust in God’s leading and in what can be accomplished through that trust. ---Richard W. Schramm, former Deputy General Secretary for Communication, American Baptist Churches USA
Category: Religion

Breastfeeding Made Easy

Author : Carlos González
ISBN : 9781780660202
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In Breastfeeding Made Easy renowned paediatrician and father-of-three Carlos González, author of Kiss Me! How to raise your children with love and My Child Won't Eat!, brings his warmth and positivity to a subject close to his heart and his clinical practice: breastfeeding. In his characteristic friendly style, and by tackling the real-life questions mothers have about breastfeeding head-on, he explains: how breastfeeding works, and why most mothers, with support, can do it if they want to how myths and misinformation can derail mothers, and how to avoid this how to manage introducing solid foods, weaning from the breast and going back to work the proven health benefits of breastfeeding, for babies and their mothers how treating illness, in mother and baby, needn't mean the end of breastfeeding how breastfeeding can succeed even in difficult circumstances the importance of good breastfeeding support, and how to access it Dr González's extensive experience of supporting breastfeeding mothers and their babies, coupled with his scientific understanding of human lactation and his skill in explaining this to a non-medical audience, are combined here in a book that is an accessible, confidence-inspiring companion for every breastfeeding mother.
Category: Health & Fitness

Hearing Is Believing

Author : Elisa Medhus
ISBN : 9781577314271
Genre : Family & Relationships
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HEARING IS BELIEVING demonstrates that the words we say to children can have a profound positive - or negative - effect and it goes on to show readers how a few simple changes in parenting language can reward them with family harmony, turn parenting into a joy rather than a burden, and help them rear children with healthy self-esteem. This book suggests we can teach children how to think for themselves and learn to be rewarded with acceptance as a consequence of their contribution rather than needing acceptance and conforming. Dr. Medhus offers changes in language and parent/child communication that are simple to implement and continue to use. The results are immediately gratifying--many who have made these changes say they see profound effects in their children and their families within two weeks. Once these harmful phrases and their effects are exposed for what they really are, they’re easy to eliminate from our daily dialogue. HEARING IS BELIEVING offers better and more empowering alternatives for each phrase, as well as stories that illustrate the results. Parents will be rewarded with a fulfilling and harmonious relationship with all children.
Category: Family & Relationships

College Essays That Made A Difference 6th Edition

Author : Princeton Review
ISBN : 9780804125796
Genre : Study Aids
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No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review! Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application—the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition, you’ll find: • More than 100 real essays written by 90 unique college hopefuls applying to Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and other top schools—along with their stats and where they ultimately got in • Tips and advice on avoiding common grammatical mistakes • Q&A with admissions pros from 20 top colleges, including Connecticut College, Cooper Union, The University of Chicago, and many more This 6th edition includes application essays written by students who enrolled at the following colleges: Amherst College Barnard College Brown University Bucknell University California Institute of Technology Claremont McKenna College Cornell University Dartmouth College Duke University Georgetown University Harvard College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Pomona College Princeton University Smith College Stanford University Swarthmore College Wellesley College Wesleyan University Yale University From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Study Aids

Break Up To Make Up

Author : Fiona Harper
ISBN : 9781426804243
Genre : Fiction
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For Adele and Nick Hughes this idyllic evening fortwo is the last place either of them wants to be. Theirmarriage over, they never believed they could findtheir way back to each other. But stranded in thispicturesque cottage, Adele and Nick find they cannotresist the spark that has always fizzed between them. As the twinkling firelight begins to work itsmagic, this couple discovers that the wonderfulthing about breaking up is making up.…
Category: Fiction

A Match Made In Montana

Author : Joanna Sims
ISBN : 9781460383391
Genre : Fiction
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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE BIG SKY ROMANCE OF JOSEPHINE BRAND AND LOGAN WOLF AT THE BRAND FAMILY'S MONTANA RANCH When Officer Logan Wolf pulls over Josephine Brand for speeding, her stunning blue eyes pierce him. The laid-back policeman is instantly drawn to the intense law student. And Jo so happens to be the maid of honor in her sister's Montana wedding to his best friend! There's nothing Logan wants more than to charm the lovely brunette and redirect her passion to him… Josephine's hurt when her commitment-phobic boyfriend, Brice, breaks up with her before the wedding. But fate places a sexy temptation in front of her in the form of Logan. He makes her laugh more than her ex ever did. Josephine's pain begins to fade…just as Brice shows up, wanting a second chance. Can Jo trust her heart to lead her to her own happy ending on the range?
Category: Fiction