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The Future for Curious People

Author : Gregory Sherl
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SPECIAL FREE PREVIEW! “Comic and Exuberant . . . A fine and tender tale for anyone who has tried to let go of the past and envision the future while falling in love.” —Rhonda Riley, author of The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope What if you could know your romantic future? What if an envisionist could enter the name of your prospective mate into a computer that would show you a film of your future life together? In The Future for Curious People, a young librarian named Evelyn becomes obsessed with this new technology: she can’t stop visiting Dr. Chin’s office because she needs to know that she’ll meet someone and be happy one day. Godfrey, another client, ends up at the envisionist’s office only because his fiancée insisted they know their fate before taking the plunge. But when Godfrey meets Evelyn in the waiting room, true love may be right in front of them, but they are too preoccupied—and too burdened by their pasts—to recognize it. This smart, fresh love story, with its quirky twists and turns, ponders life’s big questions—about happiness, fate, and our very existence—as it follows Evelyn and Godfrey’s quest for the elusive answers. “A love story about love stories . . . The pages burst with laugh-out-loud scenes and crisply original set-ups. I loved it!” —Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine “Somewhere between Jorge Luis Borge’s ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ and The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind you will find Gregory Sherl’s warm, intelligent debut novel.” —Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State “Enormously appealing . . . Evelyn and Godfrey are two unforgettable characters you’ll root for and remember long after you’ve read the last page of this wildly original, deeply moving novel.” —Mindy Friddle, author of Secret Keepers

The Future for Curious People

Author : Gregory Sherl
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In this novel, computers can show people their romantic future, but two strangers can’t see true love when it’s right in front of them. A young librarian named Evelyn is obsessed with a new technology. She can’t stop visiting the office of Dr. Chin, an “envisioninst,” because she needs to know that she’ll meet someone and be happy one day. Godfrey, another client, ends up at Dr. Chin’s only because his fiancée insisted they know their fate before taking the plunge. But when Godfrey meets Evelyn in the waiting room, true love may be right in front of them, but they are too preoccupied—and too burdened by their pasts—to recognize it. This smart, fresh love story, with its quirky twists and turns, ponders life’s big questions—about happiness, fate, and our very existence—as it follows Evelyn and Godfrey’s quest for the elusive answers. Praise for The Future for Curious People “A whip-smart novel about the obsession of love and the love of obsession.” —Aaron Gwyn, author of Wynne’s War “Comic and Exuberant . . . A fine and tender tale for anyone who has tried to let go of the past and envision the future while falling in love.” —Rhonda Riley, author of The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

A Young Woman Evolving the Vision of the Future

Author : Thekgo Ngwanakgau Nkadimeng
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Life is about acceptance and patience. We are all going to meet hardship and bumpy roads, so to overcome everything, we should first believe in ourselves and learn to love ourselves. For that to happen, it will all start in you and your thoughts, just like the law of attraction that states like attracts like, meaning, our negative thoughts will give negative results and positive thoughts will result in positive results. Life is a precious thing that needs to be nurtured, and for that to happen, a positive attitude is needed. I am trying to give you all the guidance and support that you need so that you can move forward.

Prophecies Predictions

Author : A.K. Sharma
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Predictions and prophesies about future always make an interesting study. And what makes this book particularly readable is the amount of research gone into it. All predictions have been substantiated with proper facts and figures, as the book cites innumerable instances of historic or pre-historic periods. the text is authentic and language is lucid so that the reader unknowingly gets swayed into a new world of thrill without the strain of reading. Hundreds of rare illustrations and live action photographs make the book both informative and interesting.

T rangawaewae

Author : Trudie Cain
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What is a New Zealander? What does it mean to be a citizen of or a resident in this country? How do we understand what makes New Zealand complex, and unique? And what creates a sense of belonging and identity, both here and in the world?Now's a critical time to be thinking about these sorts of things. In a post-Trump, post-Brexit world, easy slogans have taken the place of reasoning and reasonableness, empathy is in retreat, and intolerance is on the march. History tells us that this is never a good mix. In this engaging book, experts and thinkers direct their sharp analysis at these and other important issues. Written for university students, it will appeal to anyone interested in where we have come from and where we are headed. It's a book for active participants in Aotearoa New Zealand and in global society.

On the Future In Stories

Author : CreaLab Zukunftslabor
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As enlightened and curious people, the future interests us. In the best case, we would like to know more about it; in the worst, we would like to change it today. Both do not work. But what we can do is to think about the future, namely in stories. Fifteen lecturers and researchers of the Future Laboratory CreaLab of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts have therefore decided to describe in the form of short stories how the future might look like.

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

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Report of the Committee on the Future of Broadcasting

Author : Great Britain. Committee of Inquiry on the Future of Broadcasting
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Exploring the Psychology of Interest

Author : Paul J. Silvia
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Psychologists have always been interested in interest, and so modern research on interest can be found in nearly every area of the field: Researchers studying emotions, cognition, development, education, aesthetics, personality, motivation, and vocations have developed intriguing ideas about what interest is and how it works. Exploring the Psychology of Interest presents an integrated picture of how interest has been studied in all the wide-ranging areas of psychology. Using modern theories of cognition and emotion as an integrative framework, Paul Silvia examines the nature of interest, what makes things interesting, the role of interest in personality, and the development of peoples idiosyncratic interests, hobbies, and avocations. His examination reveals deep similarities between seemingly different fields of psychology and illustrates the profound importance of interest, curiosity, and intrinsic motivation for understanding why people do what they do. The most comprehensive work of its kind, Exploring the Psychology of Interest will be a valuable resource for student and professional researchers in cognitive, social, and developmental psychology.

Informal Learning Practitioner Inquiry and Occupational Education

Author : Sai Loo
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Informal Learning, Practitioner Inquiry and Occupational Education explores how practitioners in a variety of occupations perform their jobs and argues that working and learning are intricately connected. Drawing on theories around working and learning in informal, formal and lifelong settings, the book gives insights into how workers negotiate their occupational practices. The book investigates four related concepts – informal learning, practitioner inquiry, occupational education and epistemological perspectives. The combinations of theories and empirical case studies are used to provide a conceptual framework of inquiry where knowledge, abilities, experiences and skill sets play a significant aspect. It presents 11 case studies of professions ranging from conventional occupations of acting, detective work, international road transportation to emerging professions of boardroom consultancy, nutritional therapy and opinion leadership. This book will be of great interest for academics, scholars and postgraduate students who are engaged in the study of informal education, vocational education and occupation-related programmes. It will also offer significant insights for related education practitioners wanting to have greater understanding of their own journeys and practices.