Starting from Happy

A Novel


Author: Patricia Marx

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439101299

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 8827

Follows the course of a darkly comic modern relationship between the seemingly perfect Wally Yez and lingerie designer Imogene Gilfeather, who meet while waiting in line for apple pie and embark on an unbalanced love affair.

Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics


Author: Robert Lawrence Trask

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415157412

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

View: 4886

Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics is a comprehensive A-Z guide to all the main terms and concepts used in the study of language and linguistics. Ideal for students, it contains over 230 entries.

Language and Linguistics: The Key Concepts


Author: R.L. Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134124082

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 6906

A comprehensive and critical A-Z guide to the main terms and concepts used in the study of language and linguistics, definitions featured include: terms used in grammatical analysis branches of linguistics from semantics to neurolinguistics approaches used in studying language from critical discourse analysis to systemic linguistics linguistic phenomena from code-switching to conversational implicature language varieties from pidgin to standard language. This fully updated second edition includes a new introduction, a wide range of new entries (reflecting developments in linguistics) and added specialized further reading for lecturers and more advanced students.

The Wisdom of Aristotle


Author: Carlo Natali

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791448960

Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

View: 8017

This is a profound study of Aristotle’s concept of phronesis, or practical wisdom. Carlo Natali critically reconsiders Aristotle’s famous doctrine of contemplation, relating it to contemporary theories of the good life. In Book X of the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle appears to claim that the best possible life is that which is engaged in theoria, usually translated “contemplation.” Quite a few commentators have criticized what they call Aristotle’s “intellectualism,” suggesting that when he makes the intellectual life superior to all other human goods he opens the door to a Raskolnikov-like immoralism. Natali threads his way very carefully through the tangle of recent arguments on the topic, and presents a persuasive resolution that preserves the primacy of the life of the mind without giving any room for justifications of amorality. In Natali’s discussion, Aristotle’s analysis of wisdom comes into focus for us today as an attractive and well-argued ideal, to be kept in mind when we are deciding how to live. Natali has a keen understanding of both the continental and the analytic tendencies in interpreting Aristotle, and is able to show the positive and negative contributions of both styles of philosophy to this task. Appearing in English for the first time, this is the definitive scholarly treatment on the role of practical reasoning in ethics.

Papers, Poetry & Prose

An Anthology of Eighth Grade Writing


Author: pierce Middle School

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440142793

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 168

View: 6316

Papers, Poetry & Prose offers a reminder to all of us that dealing with life as a teen can be an emotional, difficult, and challenging. It also reminds us that friendships, new experiences and growing up is an amazing experience. Sit back reflect and remember your teen years as these students share theirs. No celebrities here, just dedicated young writers exercising their voices. Papers, Poetry & Prose is a teenage perspective on life. Eighth grade students from Pierce Middle School in Waterford, Michigan open their writer's notebooks and inspire other teens to pick up their pens and write. They take on topics that are funny, sad, creative and difficult. The ideas range from tiny hurdles that are faced in daily life, to obstacles that no one should have to face. The writings include poems, memories, stories and insights. The writing presented is created through a writer's workshop format which allowed the students to choose their own topics, revise and peer edit as well as share their ideas and work along the way.

Starting From Zero

Reconstructing Downtown New York


Author: Michael Sorkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317721519

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 4178

Architect and social critic Michael Sorkin develops his own vision of the future lower Manhattan through a series of chronologically organized essays illustrated with full-color images of his own plans. Mixing his inimitable brand of social criticism with more personal reflections, Starting From Zero offers a striving challenge to the Ground Zero redevelopment plan recently chosen by New York's establishment insiders.

The Way of the Happy Woman

Living the Best Year of Your Life


Author: Sara Avant Stover

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577319826

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 299

View: 912

"Ancients lived in accordance with daily, seasonal, and yearly rhythms by necessity. But modern life overrides these cycles -- from weather and food to work and recreation. Because they are inherently cyclical and instinctually caregivers, women are especially affected. Millions of women trying to do it all, all the time, end up feeling depleted and defeated. In these pages Sara Avant Stover shows how simple, natural, and refreshingly fun practices can put women back in sync with their own cycles and those of nature. When we honor spring's seedlings, summer's color, fall's harvest, and winter's quietude, we harmonize our inner and outer worlds. Stover's suggestions nurture the body, invigorate the mind, and lift the spirit, yielding the same benefits as a getting-away-from-it-all retreat. Illustrated yoga poses, inviting recipes, and innovative journaling, meditation, and brainstorming techniques make reconnecting to the essential easy -- not just for a weekend or week but year-round and lifelong"--

ATDD by Example


Author: Markus Gärtner

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0321784154

Category: Computers

Page: 212

View: 5390

With Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD), business customers, testers, and developers can collaborate to produce testable requirements that help them build higher quality software more rapidly. However, ATDD is still widely misunderstood by many practitioners. ATDD by Example is the first practical, entry-level, hands-on guide to implementing and successfully applying it. ATDD pioneer Markus Gärtner walks readers step by step through deriving the right systems from business users, and then implementing fully automated, functional tests that accurately reflect business requirements, are intelligible to stakeholders, and promote more effective development. Through two end-to-end case studies, Gärtner demonstrates how ATDD can be applied using diverse frameworks and languages. Each case study is accompanied by an extensive set of artifacts, including test automation classes, step definitions, and full sample implementations. These realistic examples illuminate ATDD's fundamental principles, show how ATDD fits into the broader development process, highlight tips from Gärtner's extensive experience, and identify crucial pitfalls to avoid. Readers will learn to Master the thought processes associated with successful ATDD implementation Use ATDD with Cucumber to describe software in ways businesspeople can understand Test web pages using ATDD tools Bring ATDD to Java with the FitNesse wiki-based acceptance test framework Use examples more effectively in Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) Specify software collaboratively through innovative workshops Implement more user-friendly and collaborative test automation Test more cleanly, listen to test results, and refactor tests for greater value If you're a tester, analyst, developer, or project manager, this book offers a concrete foundation for achieving real benefits with ATDD now–and it will help you reap even more value as you gain experience.

Happy Cruelty Day!

Daily Celebrations of Quiet Desperation


Author: Bob Powers

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466854189

Category: Humor

Page: 416

View: 5154

For everyone looking to find a little extra magic in a life with little to celebrate, Happy Cruelty Day! is here. Beginning on January 1, this book features 365 new holidays, each accompanied by a strange, dark and humorous short story explaining the day you woke up in and how to celebrate it. These 365 daily doses of delight, perversion, and nonsense include "Hire Someone Attractive To Pretend To Love You Day," "Hang on to Your Wide-Eyed Innocence Day," "Sit in Abject Terror Day," and, of course, "Cruelty Day." Far more than just a humor book, Happy Cruelty Day! is like a daily instructional manual written by a psychopath. On one page, the book has you joining a community crime watch group in an effort to make friends (it won't work). Flip the page, and you'll find the details of your attempt to rescue your husband from a POW camp (you'll fail). Flip it again, and Happy Cruelty Day! will have important insight into how best to befriend a runaway teen (offer her some soup). These holidays celebrate everything from that pivotal point in your life when everything changes, to the day you're not going to do anything but sit on the edge of your bed and get very drunk. When people realize they've fallen in love, or when they realize their love was just a lie. And of course, when love of whatever incarnation brings an index finger to clench tight around the trigger of a gun. Raw, ridiculous, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a sharp-edged satire on the subtleties, shallowness, and stupidity of daily life.

The Psychological Wealth of Nations

Do Happy People Make a Happy Society


Author: Shigehiro Oishi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405192100

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

View: 6737

The Psychological Wealth of Nations reviews the range of new scientific research related to individual and societal happiness. Presents a comprehensive review of happiness, from conceptual and measurement issues to an exploration of predictors and consequences of happiness Explores the psychology and economics of happiness and examines the correlations between societal wealth, productivity, and happiness in different countries Offers compelling insights into the ways individual happiness impacts the psychological wealth of overall society Features a highly interdisciplinary approach, with considerations of philosophy, sociology, economics, political sciences, as well as psychology

Starting from Scratch


Author: Stacy Gail

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1426897472

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7806

Christmas is the perfect time to start from scratch Lieutenant Sully Jax saved his unit during an IED attack, but he couldn't save his marriage. He can't even remember it. Recovered from his injuries, he's come home to the family and friends he knows—and an ex-wife who's a stranger to him. Lucy Crabtree was heartbroken last Christmas when Sully announced his plan to go on one last tour of duty, and devastated when he asked for a divorce after he awoke in the hospital with no memory of her. She's finally moving on from her hurt and from losing the man she loved more than anything, and her cookie-baking business is taking off just in time for the holidays. But now Sully's back, and she can't deny she still loves him. But how can she trust her heart to someone who breaks it every time she sees him? Sully might not remember Lucy, but something inside won't let her go. With every bite of her cookies, he finds a new love for Lucy, and he soon realizes he wants to rebuild his life…with her by his side. 36,000 words

John's Gospel


Author: Revd Dr Mark W G Stibbe,Mark W.G. Stibbe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134867336

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 9656

John's Gospel is an innovative study which shows how the current plurality of literary methodologies can be used effectively to illuminate the text of the fourth gospel. Dr Stibbe, the well-respected author of three previous volumes on St John, uses the methods of structuralism, deconstructionism and narrative criticism in his interpretation. A detailed introduction makes his book accessible to the non-specialist. The book is an invaluable guide to John's Gospel for all those interested in the Bible as literature. It is important reading for all theologians, students of theology and ministers of religion.

Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?

A Mother's Suggestions


Author: Patricia Marx

Publisher: Celadon Books

ISBN: 1250301971

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 6836

The perfect Mother's Day gift: A collection of witty one-line advice New Yorker writer Patricia Marx heard from her mother, accompanied by full-color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast. Every mother knows best, but New Yorker writer Patty Marx's knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she's collected them into a book, accompanied by full color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast. These snappy maternal cautions include: If you feel guilty about throwing away leftovers, put them in the back of your refrigerator for five days and then throw them out. If you run out of food at your dinner party, the world will end. When traveling, call the hotel from the airport to say there aren't enough towels in your room and, by the way, you'd like a room with a better view. Why don't you write my eulogy now so I can correct it? Every child will want to buy this for mom on Mother's Day!

From an Affluent Society to a Happy Society: Vital Signs Promising a Change and the Impacts on Industries


Author: Juergen Mohr

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 3842855788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 98

View: 6746

Facts and figures indicate a continuously increasing societal welfare. But what about its impacts on the environment? The growing wealth has been accompanied by environmental degradation, deforestation, losses in bio-diversity, global warming, air pollution, depletion of the ozone layer, and overfishing. Recent measurements have been performed related to the depletion of natural resources showing that humans currently use the resources of 1.25 Earths. At the current consumption levels of high-income countries, the world could only sustainably support 1.75 billion people, not the 6.5 billion living on Earth today. Fortunately ecological awareness is consensus today and reaches far more social levels than just greenies and do-gooders - see the LOHAS trend in this book as an example. Governments have recognized that environmental protection is a worldwide concern that can be solved solely through co-operation. Especially renewable energy has reached the top of the agendas of the United Nations, the G8, and other multilateral fora. At the last conference of the UN climate council the participants noticed that the technologies, required to limit the greenhouse gas emission, are available and affordable. Thus the framework for a change is established and available. It’s up to mankind to carry out the transformation. This book gives an insight into the current social transformation that is underway. Research indicates that societies are undergoing a decisive and formative value transformation, away from a pure materialistic and monetary mindset towards a lifestyle of health and sustainability and a better quality of life. Surveys also revealed that although people, especially in the developed countries, continuously got richer over the last 50 years they did not become happier. This finding was responsible that the science of happiness research experienced a tremendous increasing attention over the last 10 years and that even on governmental level the opinion became accepted that we have to go beyond GDP. Impacts of this value transformation are already visible today in several industries. Starting with a brief description of the historical evolution of the industries, followed by some critical words about welfare and environmental pollution vital signs indicating that societies worldwide are going through a change are highlighted. A deeper look will be taken into the powerful LOHAS trend, corporate social responsibility, governmental and non-governmental initiatives - especially the discussion to go beyond GDP and the mighty upcoming science happiness research - and the remarkable boom of the renewable energies. Before concluding with a short summary, the impacts of that transformation on several industries are identified and described.

Starting from Scratch

Memoirs of a Wandering Cook


Author: Patty Kirk

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418536628

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 8191

A captivating memoir from a cook who's traveled across the globe cooking, tasting, and enjoying good food. Patty Kirk has always loved food: eating it, cooking it, sharing it, talking about it. At six, she scrambled the last of the family's vacation provisions over the camp fire and concocted a delicacy-eggs with bacon and onions. Overnight she became the family cook and discovered a lifelong passion for cooking that accompanied her through decades of roaming and finally to the farm in Oklahoma where she now lives. Starting from Scratch narrates Kirk's wanderings in the U.S. and abroad from a culinary perspective, sounding the spiritual, political, and emotional depths of Brillat-Savarin's famous observation, "Tell me what you eat; I'll tell you who you are." In this candid and engaging food memoir---complete with recipes!---good food beckons from the past as well as the future: surrounding us, eluding us, drawing us, defining us.

Odes and Prose for Older Women


Author: Diana Wells

Publisher: Fast-Print Publishing

ISBN: 1780356838


Page: 230

View: 9176

This collection of short stories, odes, prose and poetry is especially for women of a certain age! Recognising that my children would probably throw away my 'scribblings' after my death, I decided to publish this book as a gift to my friends! Obviousl

Starting from Square Two


Author: Caren Lissner

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 145924611X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6214

Gert Healy thought she was finished with dating. She thought she'd be picking out strollers and booties for the children she and her husband were planning to have. Instead, she's mourning his loss and coming to terms with being a widow at twenty-nine.It's been over a year now, and her friends have convinced her it's time to get back into the swing of things (even though looking for love is the last thing she wants to do). Although they've developed many a dating rule between them, now that Gert's a part of their single-girl crew, she's beginning to realize they don't know the first thing about men. Of course, Gert doesn't know the first thing about dating, since she married her college sweetheart, so maybe joining forces will work out after all. But does Gert have it in her to fight her way through the leather-jacketed and miniskirted crowds in search of a second miracle?It's back to square one on everything. Well, actually she's done it all before. Square two, then.

Starting from Scratch

A Different Kind of Writer's Manual


Author: Rita Mae Brown

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 5723

This guide from an accomplished novelist integrates personal anecdotes with technical advice and outspoken opinions, offering inexperienced writers a realistic view of their chosen craft.

Mister Franks fabelhaftes Talent für Harmonie



Author: Rachel Joyce

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104029660

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8010

Eine aufregende Entdeckungsreise durch die Musik und eine wundervolle Geschichte vom Zuhören, von Freundschaft, Mut, Veränderung und Liebe. Der gefeierte neue Roman der Autorin des Weltbestsellers ›Die unwahrscheinliche Pilgerreise des Harold Fry‹. Mister Frank hat eine besondere Gabe: Er spürt, welche Musik die Menschen brauchen, um glücklich zu werden. In Franks kleinem Plattenladen in einer vergessenen Ecke der Stadt treffen sich Nachbarn, Kunden und die anderen Ladenbesitzer der Straße. Keiner weiß, wie lange sie hier noch überleben können. Da taucht eines Tages die Frau in Grün vor Franks Schaufenster auf. Sie ist blass und schön, zerbrechlich und stark zugleich. Doch sosehr er sich auch bemüht, Frank kann einfach nicht hören, welche Musik in ihr klingt ... »Wenn Sie Worte lieben, wenn Sie Musik lieben, wenn Sie irgendetwas lieben, dann müssen Sie diesen Roman lesen!« Book Page »Rachel Joyce trifft jeden Ton: Etwas Schöneres kann man über das Glück von Liebe, Freundschaft und Musik nicht lesen.« Washington Post