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The Smart Way to Your Ph D

Author : Dora Farkas
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Thousands of doctoral students across the U.S. struggle for years with challenging thesis topics, difficult advisors, and financial troubles. With so much pressure and often not much support, it is no surprise that many graduate students contemplate giving up. Fortunately, students can now find answers to their dilemmas in The Smart Way to Your Ph.D.: 200 Secrets from 100 Graduates, by Dora Farkas, a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After two years of research and 100 interviews with Ph.D.s from nearly 50 universities and over 30 disciplines, Dr. Farkas compiled an extensive resource guide with down-to-earth advice from successful Ph.D.s to help students plan and execute a research proposal, work efficiently with advisors and coworkers, write and defend their theses, and optimize their job searches. The Smart Way to your Ph.D. shows students how to get their graduate studies on track, finish their theses, and land their dream jobs.

Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

Author : Ray Cooksey
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This handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the entire journey of postgraduate research in the social and behavioural sciences, from enrolment to its culmination in the form of a thesis, dissertation or portfolio, and beyond. It is written in an accessible and example-rich style, offering practical and concrete advice in virtually all areas. It also includes references to additional resources and websites, and each chapter features key recommendations for improving the postgraduate research experience. The book addresses not only research-related aspects (e.g. supervisors; selecting your guiding assumptions; contextualising, framing and configuring research; reviewing literature; sampling; writing proposals; ethics and academic integrity; selecting a data gathering strategy; surviving your thesis/dissertation/portfolio examination; and publishing), but also questions concerning how to integrate, manage, and balance the research journey in the context of the postgraduate student’s broader life-world (e.g. skill development and supervisor relations; effective time and project management; a healthy work–life balance; maintaining motivation; and dealing with criticism). The book adopts an explicitly pluralist perspective on postgraduate research, moving beyond mixed methods thinking, and offers concrete examples from postgraduate students’ real-world experiences.

A Doctorate and Beyond

Author : Graham C. Goodwin
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A book that takes you through and beyond your doctoral studies. It will be a valuable reference throughout your working life. Drawing on their own extensive experience, the authors pass on invaluable advice by answering such questions as: Do I want to do a doctorate? How should I choose which doctorate and where to study? How do I achieve my doctorate? What career opportunities exist once I’ve completed my doctorate? What is the role of networking, leadership and reputation in building my career? How do I go about mentoring the next generation? What do I do when things don’t go to plan? This practical guide helps you to determine your best answer to all these questions and more. The authors not only discuss how to become a success but also how to keep success going, beginning with the choice to do a doctorate (or not) and what to expect, through how to get the best from student–supervisor interaction, the value of networking, the process of publication, how to choose between a career in academia or industry, while achieving work–life balance. The authors’ own thoughts are enriched by the life experiences of many colleagues and prominent individuals who have achieved success and recognition: the book contains inspirational quotes from established figures in academia and industry. They reflect on career options, what leads to a successful career, and how to make conscious career choices instead of letting things happen and hoping for the best. This ranges from avoiding common pitfalls—such as squandering your reputation—to developing that all-important energy: your personal passion. A Doctorate and Beyond will be an extra difference in making the most of the best times and will support you when the going gets tough. If you are contemplating doctoral studies in engineering or the physical sciences, or have a doctorate and are seeking career guidance, this book will change the way you think about life. For further discussion and information about the book please see the blog/forum hosted by the authors at

Fundraising the SMART Way

Author : Ellen Bristol
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Strategic planning and tactical fundraising can maximize incomeand minimize costs Fundraising is the lifeblood of the nonprofit, and, successfulor otherwise, determines the organization's ability to provide forthe group it serves. Every organization attempts to lower overheadwhile increasing donations, but this often proves to be impossiblewithin existing frameworks. Effective fundraising - increasingdonations while engaging more donors and lowering costs - requiresa sound strategy that turns major roadblocks into minor hurdlesthat are easily overcome. It's not about trying harder, it's aboutworking smarter. Fundraising the SMART Way provides the groundwork for acomplete revamp of organizational fundraising systems. Author EllenBristol applies twenty years of corporate sales experience andeighteen years in fund development consultation to the problem ofinefficient fundraising. Bristol turns her extensive salesexpertise toward the perspective of "selling" an organization topotential donors, increasing the donor pool, and lowering the costof fundraising. The book details the questions every nonprofitshould be asking to maximize the effectiveness of fundraisingefforts, and encourages systematic strategy development by zeroingin on key factors such as: Organizational goals, strengths, and weaknesses Donor actions and motivations Workload management and results QA Opportunity evaluation and organizational action The book outlines clear, concrete, actionable steps that can beimmediately implemented to escalate income growth. Effectivefundraising is sustainable, consistent, and on-target. It mustexceed current need and expand to fill future need. Fundraisingthe SMART Way represents a true breakthrough in that it lays afoundation for true systemic overhaul, and can be the catalyst forthe growth of any nonprofit.

Healthy Pasta

Author : Joseph Bastianich
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Having grown up with Lidia Bastianich as their mother, Tanya and Joe Bastianich are no strangers to great-tasting Italian cooking. Today, the siblings both have illustrious careers in the culinary world—writing cookbooks, running restaurants, hosting television shows—and yet they are still faced with the question that many of us encounter in the kitchen every day: how can we enjoy the pasta that we crave in a healthy and satisfying way? Here, the brother and sister have paired up to give us that answer in 100 recipes, each under 500 calories per serving, that are as good for you as they are delectable. This wonderfully informative, easy-to-use cookbook provides simple ways to make pasta an integral part of a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle, even if you’re gluten-free. Do not be fooled: this is not a diet book. There are no tricks and no punishing regimens—it is just a simple guide to enjoying more of the food you love in ways that are good for you. Using ingredients and cooking methods that maximize taste but minimize fat content, Joe and Tanya will teach you what different grains mean to your diet, how to pair particular grains with sauces, why better-quality pasta is healthier for you, the health benefits of cooking pasta al dente, and how to reduce fat and calories in your sauces. The recipes consist of regular, whole-grain, and gluten-free pastas, including classics like Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs and Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon, as well as new combinations like Gnocchi with Lentils, Onions, and Spinach; Bucatini with Broccoli Walnut Pesto; Summer Couscous Salad with Crunchy Vegetables; Spaghetti and Onion Frittata; and many more. All under 500 calories! This book will revolutionize the way you think about pasta. Buon appetito! From the Hardcover edition.

Winning the Publications Game

Author : Tim Albert
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The publications game can seem tricky: knowing where to start, how to plan and draft a paper, who to pitch it to and how to present it can appear difficult enough. With the advent of e-publishing and ever-tougher regulatory frameworks surrounding research, the picture can seem even more intimidating. In this classic guide, Tim Albert demystifies the process of getting research published in his characteristically clear and engaging style. From the initial brief to final manuscript and beyond, all is explained in jargon-free, no-nonsense and encouraging terms, providing indispensable guidance to clinicians, scientists and academics in giving their research the platform it deserves.

Discover Why Detoxing Is the Smart Choice for Your Health

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Learn the benefits of cleansing and fasting to rid you of the hundreds of chemicals you are now storing in your body You can have more energy, a clearer mind, lose weight, and reduce your symptoms by 50% by doing a cleanse and cleaning up you daily diet find out how. Find out how to prepare yourself for detoxifying, and discover who should and should not fast Resolve skin problems by improving hydrochloric acid levels Hear how to do a simple home test to see if you have enough hydrochloric acid in your stomach Realize why hidden food allergies are one of the major causes of disease and illness in this country Discover dangers of sucralose (Splenda), and benefits of cranberries Understand the estrogen mimicking effects of plastics and parabens Learn about a gentle and effective method to remove mercury and heavy metals from the body using ascorbate Vitamin C powder


Author : Glennis Zilm
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Examines the essential elements of communication : Source, Message, Audience, Route, and Tone.

Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads

Author : Sheila Curran
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Most people would love to have 20/20 hindsight on their careers. In Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads, college career experts Sheila Curran and Suzanne Greenwald have assembled the next best thing: the collective wisdom of a diverse and inspiring cast of success stories—twenty-three liberal arts graduates who have gone on to all manner of fascinating and satisfying professions. The authors have combined lessons from the stories with their own hands-on experience with thousands of students and graduates to outline a framework for finding a perfect career. What makes Smart Moves different is that it provides essential career advice while being fun to read. Readers will be struck by the frankness of the biographies of real graduates whose careers have taken twists and turns. Todd turned his passion into a living as the founder and CEO of several small businesses and a professional cellist; Thad's path took him from English major to a dream job in the front office of a major league baseball team; and a subway ride helped Sharon speed her intended career leap from a luxury department store to journalism. What binds them together is that they have all made smart moves on the way to career success—both during their liberal arts education and in the real world.Smart Moves not only champions the value of a liberal arts education, it also embraces the complexity of careers, and the notion that many different factors contribute to success: education, experience, attitude, personal characteristics, and a good dose of luck. Smart Moves is an inspiration to all those who are seeking proven strategies to follow their passion—no matter what their age.The quarter million liberal arts students who receive diplomas each year will truly benefit from the insights of Smart Moves. But this book is equally helpful for high school students (and their guidance counselors) looking at colleges, for graduates still looking for their life's work, and for parents who want to understand career realities for their children. An innovative career guide for our stressful, fast-paced world, Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads illuminates valuable career lessons with sharp advice and an unparalleled framework for success. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Get Skinny the Smart Way

Author : Annette B. Natow
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The authors of a series of best-selling nutrition guides present a revolutionary approach to weight loss and weight control that exposes the dangers of trendy modern diets, incorporates easy recipes and lifestyle changes, and offers straightforward tips and strategies on how to achieve one's individual weight loss goals while ensuring lasting fitness and health. Original.

The Street Smart Way to a Job

Author : Thomas R. Furr
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Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers

Author : Jennifer W. Shewmaker
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This provocative book takes a look at children's consumption of sexualized media messages while providing parents, teachers, and professionals with strategies for abating their influence. • Provides a quick overview of previous works in child development, communication, and education • Discusses four mediating variables influencing children's values: culture of celebrity, family factors, gender, and community systems • Includes an "In Their Voices" section featuring specific responses from children, adolescents, parents, and professionals • Covers television, movies, music, and other media • Demonstrates the impact of both positive and negative media messages

An Introduction to Writing for Health Professionals E Book

Author : Glennis Zilm
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Learn to become a better writer the SMART way. An Introduction to Writing for Health Professionals: The SMART Way, 4th Edition explores quick-and-easy methods to help you improve your writing skills. Thoroughly updated to reflect APA style guidelines, the fourth edition illustrates various forms of common written communication, such as email, instant messaging, blogs, letters, memos, reports, resumés, briefs, articles, presentations, research papers, and more. You are introduced to the essential elements of writing using the SMART approach - Source, Message, Audience, Route, and Tone, as well as steps to use when crafting academic papers (PROCESS), and key takeaways for becoming a better writer (LAST). These acronyms provide quick-and-easy ways to help you get started and organize your writings. It also includes handy quick reference lists and free additional resources on the companion Evolve website. UNIQUE! SMART, PROCESS, and LAST acronyms help facilitate learning by making the material easier to remember. Clear and straightforward writing style provides a reader-friendly approach to writing for learners of all levels. Common Error sections and Exercises featured throughout to reinforce content. APA style examples throughout text include those most commonly used in the health professions. NEW! Expanded coverage of research, digital literacy, communication on social media, and electronic mediums reflects advances in online culture. NEW! Fully revised SMART Ways for Other Routes chapter includes principles of documentation and charting, electronic communication (including email, instant messaging, social networking, and blogs), curriculum vitae, and dissertations. NEW! Points to Remember section at the end of each chapter (formerly SUMMARY) highlights key information using bullet points.

Leading Teams with Integrity

Author : Stedman Graham
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Know who you are and what you stand for—and use that knowledge to become a truly great leader! Four great books help you become a more focused, honorable, successful leader! In Identity: Your Passport to Success, Stedman Graham reveals why success in life flows from establishing your authentic identity: first, within yourself, and then outside, in the world. Graham provides a working definition of identity, shares powerful insights about why it’s so important, offers a process and structure for your own journey, and introduces his patented 9 Step Plan for SuccessTM. In Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition, the legendary Ken Blanchard and his colleagues bring together everything they’ve learned about world-class leadership. Discover how to create targets and visions based on the “triple bottom line,” and make sure people know who you are, where you’re going, and the values that will guide your journey. In Winners Never Cheat, Jon M. Huntsman shows how to succeed at the top, without sacrificing principles that make life worth living. Huntsman personally built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. Now, he tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. Finally, in Moral Intelligence 2.0, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel demonstrate why sustainable optimal business performance requires superior moral and emotional competencies. Using new case studies, they identify connections between moral intelligence and higher levels of trust, engagement, retention, and innovation. Readers will find specific guidance on moral leadership in both large organizations and entrepreneurial ventures, plus a new step-by-step plan for measuring and strengthening organizational integrity, responsibility, compassion, forgiveness, and more. From world-renowned experts in team building and team leadership, including Stedman Graham, Ken Blanchard, Jon M. Huntsman, Doug Lennick, and Fred Kiel

Book Smart

Author : Anne E. Cunningham, PhD
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In Book Smart: How to Support Successful, Motivated Readers, the experience of reading together is used as a vehicle for discussing the varied yet interconnected language and literacy skills that jumpstart the career of a successful reader.

Early Birdy Gets the Worm Picture Reader

Author : Bruce Lansky
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This Story is Told in Pictures... so children 3 to 6 can “read” the pictures and enjoy the story. Waking up early one morning, Early Birdy watches Mother Birdy catch a worm. Inspired, Early Birdy wants to catch one too. But catching a worm isn’t as easy as it looks. Join Early Birdy on an exciting and funny adventure set in a beautiful springtime forest environment. For the free User’s Guide for Parents and Teachers that outlines how to use this Picture Reader to stimulate a child’s imagination, visual awareness and story-telling skills, go to:

Smart Fat

Author : Steven Masley, M.D.
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The innovative guide that reveals how eating more fat—the smart kind—is the key to health, longevity, and permanent weight loss. For years experts have told us that eating fat is bad. But by banning fat from our diets, we’ve deprived ourselves of considerable health benefits—and have actually sabotaged our own efforts to lose weight. Though they originally came from vastly different schools of thought about diet and weight loss, renowned nutritionist Jonny Bowden and well-respected physician Steven Masley independently came to the same conclusion about why so many people continually fail to shed pounds and get healthy. It all comes back to a distinction far more important than calories vs. carbs or paleo vs. plant-based: smart fat vs. dumb fat. In Smart Fat, they explain the amazing properties of healthy fat, including its ability to balance hormones for increased energy and appetite control, and its incredible anti-inflammatory benefits. The solution for slimming down—and keeping the pounds off for life—is to “smart-fat” your meals, incorporating smart fats with fiber, protein, and most importantly, flavor. Bowden and Masley identify smart fats, explain what not to eat, and provide a thirty-day meal plan and fifty recipes based on the magic formula of fat, fiber, protein, and flavor. It’s time to unlearn what we think we know about food. Getting smart about fat—and everything you eat—and learning to smart-fat your meals is the only solution you'll ever need.

Disability Across the Developmental Life Span

Author : Julie Smart, PhD
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This is the only text to provide comprehensive coverage of human growth and development, a requirement mandated by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE) for a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and for Licensed Professional Counselor certification. Written by an eminent leader in the field of disability studies, this book reflects a significant change in perceptions of individuals with disabilities from being defined foremost by their disability to being viewed as normal individuals with a disability. It provides an understanding of traditional human growth and development that will enhance the practice of disability counseling by enabling an understanding of a client's childhood and prior life experiences. The book begins with a focus on developmental theories and tasks, followed by a discussion of cultural and ethical considerations in human development. It considers the major theories of human development as they relate to people with and without disabilities, and career theories with a focus on the concept of choice. The book addresses specific developmental stages including a description of developmental tasks, risks, disability applications, specific disabilities common to a particular stage, and cultural and ethical issues, all supported by case examples. Key Features: Fulfills the required CORE mandated course on human growth and development and the disability experience Addresses disability across the lifespan in relation to developmental stages Authored by highly a respected expert in disability studies

The Spiritual Dimension of Leadership

Author : Paul D. Houston
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This book illuminates many of the core values, beliefs, and principles that can guide, sustain, and inspire leaders during difficult times.

How to Have Healthy Relationships in 7 Steps

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. Discover how to make your relationships long lasting and enjoyable . Find out how to be loved for who you really are . Learn to benefit from your differences . Realize what it takes to be well-loved . Find out what it takes to set the stage for great relationships . See how the 7 secrets to healthy relationships can improve your life . You can plan healthy relationships - find out how . Discover what "popping the questions" can do for you . See how support and generosity help you in your relationships