The Help


Author: Kathryn Stockett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440697663

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

Empowerment of Rural Women Through Self Help Groups


Author: B. Suguna

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788183560962

Category: Rural women

Page: 236

View: 9009

All over the world there is a realization that the best way to tackle poverty and enable the community to improve its quality of life is through social mobilization of poor, especially women into Self Help Groups. Ever since Independence a number of innovative schemes have been launched for the upliftment of women in our country. Indian Government has taken lot of initiatives to strengthen the institutional rural credit system and development programmes. Viewing it in the welfare programmes of Ninth Five Year Plan (1997-2002) and shifting the concept of Development to Empowerment. The Indian Government adopted the approach of Self Help Groups (SHGs) to uplift the rural women. The empowerment of women through Self Help Groups (SHGs) would lead to benefits not only to the individual woman and women groups but also the families and community as a whole through collective action for development. The book will be highly useful to students of social studies especially Women Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Economics and also to the students and research scholars specialising in Human Development and NGO s and also other functionaries dealing with women.

Self-Help Books

Why Americans Keep Reading Them


Author: Sandra K. Dolby

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252090993

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 5511

Based on a reading of more than three hundred self-help books, Sandra K. Dolby examines this remarkably popular genre to define "self-help" in a way that's compelling to academics and lay readers alike. Self-Help Books also offers an interpretation of why these books are so popular, arguing that they continue the well-established American penchant for self-education, articulate problems of daily life and supposed solutions for them, and present their content in an accessible rather than arcane form and style. Using methods associated with folklore studies, Dolby then examines how the genre makes use of stories, aphorisms, and a worldview that is at once traditional and contemporary. The overarching premise of the study is that self-help books, much like fairy tales, take traditional materials, especially stories and ideas, and recast them into extended essays that people happily read, think about, try to apply, and then set aside when a new embodiment of the genre comes along.

Classroom Discussions

Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn, Grades K-6


Author: Suzanne H. Chapin,Catherine O'Connor,Nancy Canavan Anderson

Publisher: Math Solutions

ISBN: 1935099019

Category: Mathematics

Page: 286

View: 1828

This best seller offers an unparalleled look at the significant role that classroom discussions can play in teaching mathematics and deepening students’ mathematical understanding. Based on a four-year research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the second edition includes more examples of classroom talk focusing on pre-algebra and early grade levels; an expanded range of vignettes; chapter-ending discussion questions for book study groups; connections to NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics; and an index of every mathematical and Standards for School Mathematics; and an index of every mathematical example used, classified by grade level and mathematical emphasis.

Hope and Help for Your Nerves

End Anxiety Now


Author: Claire Weekes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101639881

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 3524

The bestselling step-by-step guide that will show you how to break the cycle of fear and cure your feelings of panic and anxiety. My heart beats too fast. My hands tremble and sweat. I feel like there’s a weight on my chest. My stomach churns. I have terrible headaches. I can't sleep. Sometimes I can't even leave my house... These common symptoms of anxiety are “minor” only to the people who don't suffer from them. But to the millions they affect, these problems make the difference between a happy, healthy life and one of crippling fear and frustration. In Hope and Help for Your Nerves, Dr. Claire Weekes offers the results of years of experience treating real patients—including some who thought they'd never recover. With her simple, step-by-step guidance, you will learn how to understand and analyze your own symptoms of anxiety and find the power to conquer your fears for good.

Intelligent Help Systems for UNIX


Author: Stephen J. Hegner,Paul Mc Kevitt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792366416

Category: Computers

Page: 420

View: 9085

In this international collection of papers there is a wealth of knowledge on artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive science (CS) techniques applied to the problem of providing help systems mainly for the UNIX operating system. The research described here involves the representation of technical computer concepts, but also the representation of how users conceptualise such concepts. The collection looks at computational models and systems such as UC, Yucca, and OSCON programmed in languages such as Lisp, Prolog, OPS-5, and C which have been developed to provide UNIX help. These systems range from being menu-based to ones with natural language interfaces, some providing active help, intervening when they believe the user to have misconceptions, and some based on empirical studies of what users actually do while using UNIX. Further papers investigate planning and knowledge representation where the focus is on discovering what the user wants to do, and figuring out a way to do it, as well as representing the knowledge needed to do so.

Online Help Systems

Design and Implementation


Author: Greg Kearsley

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9780893914721

Category: Computers

Page: 115

View: 5650

This text summarizes the existing knowledge/experience about the design and implementation of help systems. It should help readers to understand design alternatives for help systems, make tradeoff decisions about possible features, be aware of implementation problems and strategies, and become familiar with the development cycle.

Empowerment of Women Through Self Help Groups


Author: G. Sreeramulu

Publisher: Gyan Books

ISBN: 9788178355016

Category: Discrimination in employment

Page: 322

View: 8829

The book is an in-depth study of Empowerment of Women Through Self Help Groups. It covers the problems and perspectives of Self Help Groups and suggest several measures. The study has evaluated the implementation of several schemes in Anantapur District in particular and in Andhra Pradesh in general such as rearing goats, dairying, petty business activities, making of soft toys and so on. The findings are very much encouraging, such as Women are now managing their families, Panchayat Raj Institutions, are able to concentrate on their children s education and health. Contents include: Introduction, Public Policy Theoretical Perspectives, Evaluation, Aims and Objectctives of Self Help Groups in Anantapur District, Socio-Economic Background of the Sample Study, Problems and perspectives of Self Help Groups, Performance of Self Help Groups and Conclusion. This outstanding Text-cum-Reference book will be of great use to Scholars, Administrators, Planners, Policy-makers, Statesmen and Students of Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Commerce and Women Studites.

The HELP Vegetarian Nutrition Guide


Author: Kayla Itsines

Publisher: The Bikini Body Training Company


Category: Medical

Page: 103

View: 2235

The HELP Vegetarian Guide contains Kayla Itsines' 107 page clean eating plan including a full 14 day meal plan with recipes. Suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans and Pescatarians. Learn what to eat, discover fat burning foods, eat tasty meals and speed up your metabolism.

Self Help, Inc.

Makeover Culture in American Life


Author: Micki McGee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195346848

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 5959

Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products--books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers--is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight. Rather than seeing narcissism at the root of the self-help craze, as others have contended, McGee shows a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how to cope in an increasingly volatile and competitive work world. Self-Help, Inc. reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles of self-invention and overwork as they struggle to stay ahead of a rapidly restructuring economic order. A lucid and fascinating treatment of the modern obsession with work and self-improvement, this lively book will strike a chord with its acute diagnosis of the self-help trap and its sharp suggestions for how we can address the alienating conditions of modern work and family life.