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Late Bloomers

By Rich Karlgaard
  • Book ID : 1524759767
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 320
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reads : 380
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: late-bloomers.pdf

Book Summary:

A groundbreaking exploration of how finding one's way later in life can be an advantage to long-term achievement and happiness. “What Yogi Berra observed about a baseball game—it ain't over till it's over—is true about life, and [Late Bloomers] is the ultimate proof of this. . . . It’s a keeper.”—Forbes We live in a society where kids and parents are obsessed with early achievement, from getting perfect scores on SATs to getting into Ivy League colleges to landing an amazing job at Google or Facebook—or even better, creating a start-up with the potential to be the next Google, Facebook or Uber. We see coders and entrepreneurs become millionaires or billionaires before age thirty, and feel we are failing if we are not one of them. Late bloomers, on the other hand, are under-valued—in popular culture, by educators and employers, and even unwittingly by parents. Yet the fact is, a lot of us—most of us—do not explode out of the gates in life. We have to discover our passions and talents and gifts. That was true for author Rich Karlgaard, who had a mediocre academic career at Stanford (which he got into by a fluke) and, after graduating, worked as a dishwasher and night watchman before finding the inner motivation and drive that ultimately led him to start up a high-tech magazine in Silicon Valley, and eventually to become the publisher of Forbes magazine. There is a scientific explanation for why so many of us bloom later in life. The executive function of our brains doesn’t mature until age twenty-five, and later for some. In fact, our brain’s capabilities peak at different ages. We actually experience multiple periods of blooming in our lives. Moreover, late bloomers enjoy hidden strengths because they take their time to discover their way in life—strengths coveted by many employers and partners—including curiosity, insight, compassion, resilience, and wisdom. Based on years of research, personal experience, interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, and countless people at different stages of their careers, Late Bloomers reveals how and when we achieve our full potential. Praise for Late Bloomers “The underlying message that we should ‘consider a kinder clock for human development’ is a compelling one.”—Financial Times “Late Bloomers spoke to me deeply as a parent of two millennials and as a coach to many new college grads (the children of my friends and associates). It’s a bracing tonic for the anxiety they are swimming through, with a facts-based approach to help us all calm down.”—Robin Wolaner, founder of Parenting magazine

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By Chris L. Gibson,Marvin D. Krohn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 1461451132
  • Pages : 341
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 256
  • File Pdf: handbook-of-life-course-criminology.pdf

Book Summary:

The wide-ranging scope of the Handbook of Life-Course Criminology covers genetics and environment, child offenders and late bloomers, the impact of school and peers, lifelong and time-limited criminal careers, and qualitative and quantitative methodologies. This unique Handbook is further set apart by its dual coverage of the leading edge of current research and innovative directions for future work in the field. Pathways to crime have been a central concept of criminology from its inception. Accordingly, a lifespan approach to the field has replaced earlier biological and sociological perspectives with a more nuanced understanding of offender behavior and a wider lens of study. The contributions to this Handbook break down issues of criminal and antisocial behavior from early childhood to late adulthood, examining developmentally targeted prevention and intervention strategies and reviewing emerging trends in research. Among the topics: · Childhood: including physical aggression in childhood, pre- and peri-natal development, and environment. · Adolescence: the impact of schooling, unstructured time with peers, gang membership and peer networks. · Adulthood: Adult onset crime, unemployment in emerging adulthood, crime and adult outcomes. · Prevention and Intervention: community programs, lifetime intervention strategies, re-entry. This volume will be a valuable piece for researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice as well as related disciplines such as Sociology, Developmental Psychology, and Social Policy. It will serve as an important reference for the current state of research, as well as a roadmap for future scholars. "This impressive Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of key developmental and life course issues in criminology from birth to adulthood, including biology, genetics, gangs, schools, neighborhoods, adult onset, desistance, and interventions. The research recommendations in each chapter are especially important, and they should stimulate advances in knowledge for many years to come. This Handbook should be required reading for all criminologists." David P. Farrington, Professor of Psychological Criminology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK “In just a few decades developmental criminology has become the dominant intellectual force in criminology. This volume demonstrates why. It provides incisive reviews of important themes in developmental criminology. More importantly, it lays out rich agendas for future research that should inspire the next generation of developmental criminologists.” Daniel S. Nagin, Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics, Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Late Bloomer

By Emma Hamberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bonnier Bookery
  • Isbn : 9188704505
  • Pages : 131
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 472
  • File Pdf: late-bloomer.pdf

Book Summary:

En humoristisk kortroman om kvinnan som väntat ett helt liv på att hennes ska börja. Ulla har helt förlorat livslusten efter maken Ingemars plötsliga bortgång för två år sedan. Hon har tagit en saftig livförsäkring och planen är att avsluta sin tid på jorden med hjälp av kedjerökning inomhus, sockerbitar och fryst färdigmat med extra mycket E223. Försäkringspengarna ska finansiera sonens nya kök. Något måste Ulla dock roa sig med innan döden tar henne och på en ingivelse köper hon en dyr fågelkikare på avbetalning. Långsamt börjar nyfikenheten spira när kikaren ger Ulla insyn i våningen tvärs över gatan. Vad är det för verksamhet som försiggår? Det dröjer inte länge innan Ulla motvilligt dras in i Carl Sparre Af Lundbys extravaganta stipendieverksamhet för människor som behöver vara sig själva. Omslagsformgivare: Sanna Sporrong

Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Champions

By Lisa J. Hall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1439660239
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 298
  • File Pdf: aiken-thoroughbred-racing-champions.pdf

Book Summary:

Since the 1940s, forty racing champions have traveled the hallowed grounds at the historic Aiken Training Track. Thoroughbred icons such as Kelso, Tom Fool, Swale, Pleasant Colony, Conquistador Cielo and Shuvee trained at this world-renowned track. Numerous members of the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame won the biggest races in the sport. These champions combined for a total of 546 wins in 1,395 starts, including wins in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Race along with author Lisa J. Hall as she pays homage to these equine champions and an Aiken legacy.

Gender Failure

By Ivan Coyote,Rae Spoon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Isbn : 1551525372
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 831
  • File Pdf: gender-failure.pdf

Book Summary:

"Being a girl was something that never really happened for me." —Rae Spoon Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender failures." In their first collaborative book, Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all. Based on their acclaimed 2012 live show that toured across the United States and in Europe, Gender Failure is a poignant collection of autobiographical essays, lyrics, and images documenting Ivan and Rae's personal journeys from gender failure to gender enlightenment. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, it's a book that will touch LGBTQ readers and others, revealing, with candor and insight, that gender comes in more than two sizes. Ivan E. Coyote is the author of six story collections and the award-winning novel Bow Grip, and is co-editor of Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. Ivan frequently performs at high schools, universities, and festivals across North America. Rae Spoon is a transgender indie musician whose most recent CD is My Prairie Home, which is also the title of a new National Film Board of Canada documentary about them. Rae's first book, First Spring Grass Fire, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2013.

Personality, Character, and Intelligence

By Malcolm Gladwell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 0316086185
  • Pages : 100
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 782
  • File Pdf: personality-character-and-intelligence.pdf

Book Summary:

!--StartFragment--What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century? In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point; Blink; and Outliers. Now, in What the Dog Saw, he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from The New Yorker over the same period. Here is the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill, and the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer" who can calm savage animals with the touch of his hand. He explores intelligence tests and ethnic profiling and "hindsight bias" and why it was that everyone in Silicon Valley once tripped over themselves to hire the same college graduate. "Good writing," Gladwell says in his preface, "does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head." What the Dog Saw is yet another example of the buoyant spirit and unflagging curiosity that have made Malcolm Gladwell our most brilliant investigator of the hidden extraordinary. !--EndFragment--

Old Masters and Young Geniuses

By David W. Galenson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 9781400837397
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 160
  • File Pdf: old-masters-and-young-geniuses.pdf

Book Summary:

When in their lives do great artists produce their greatest art? Do they strive for creative perfection throughout decades of painstaking and frustrating experimentation, or do they achieve it confidently and decisively, through meticulous planning that yields masterpieces early in their lives? By examining the careers not only of great painters but also of important sculptors, poets, novelists, and movie directors, Old Masters and Young Geniuses offers a profound new understanding of artistic creativity. Using a wide range of evidence, David Galenson demonstrates that there are two fundamentally different approaches to innovation, and that each is associated with a distinct pattern of discovery over a lifetime. Experimental innovators work by trial and error, and arrive at their major contributions gradually, late in life. In contrast, conceptual innovators make sudden breakthroughs by formulating new ideas, usually at an early age. Galenson shows why such artists as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Cézanne, Jackson Pollock, Virginia Woolf, Robert Frost, and Alfred Hitchcock were experimental old masters, and why Vermeer, van Gogh, Picasso, Herman Melville, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, and Orson Welles were conceptual young geniuses. He also explains how this changes our understanding of art and its past. Experimental innovators seek, and conceptual innovators find. By illuminating the differences between them, this pioneering book provides vivid new insights into the mysterious processes of human creativity.

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

By Gabrielle Zevin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Isbn : 0143191950
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 447
  • File Pdf: the-storied-life-of-a-j-fikry.pdf

Book Summary:

Hanging over the porch of the tiny New England bookstore called Island Books is a faded sign with the motto “No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World.” A.J. Fikry, the irascible owner, is about to discover just what that truly means. A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him. These days, A.J. can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly. And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. It’s a small package, but large in weight. It’s that unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew. It doesn’t take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming him or for a determined sales rep named Amelia to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light. The wisdom of all those books again become the lifeblood of A.J.’s world and everything twists into a version of his life that he didn’t see coming. As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read and why we love.

Recommended Readings in Literature, K-8

By DIANE Publishing Company
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Isbn : 0788127225
  • Pages : 146
  • Category :
  • Reads : 998
  • File Pdf: recommended-readings-in-literature-k-8.pdf

Book Summary:

Compiled by teachers, administrators, curriculum planners, and librarians. Designed to: 1. encourage school children to read and to view reading as a worthwhile activity; 2. help local curriculum planners select books for their reading programs; and 3. stimulate educators to evaluate and improve their literature programs. More than 1,200 annotated titles represent the finest works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. The literary contributions of specific ethnic and cultural groups are represented. Best seller! Illustrated.

Contract City

By Mark Falkin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bancroft Press
  • Isbn : 1610881478
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 758
  • File Pdf: contract-city.pdf

Book Summary:

The year is 2021 and the money is still green. The fully privatized city of Tulsa, OK, is home to Sara Paige Christie, a teenage girl with her heart set on a film career in L.A. and her camera trained on the graffiti-covered walls of the city’s outskirts. In pursuit of a documentary subject that might propel her from college hopeful to film school admittee at UCLA, Sara has focused her ambitions upon a singularly ubiquitous tag—WH2RR?? From the facades of storefronts to the walls of public restrooms, the tag is appearing nearly everywhere. Its stark all-capital letters and demanding question marks have captured Sara’s imagination, even as the private security personnel of FreeForce Tulsa (FFT) scramble to eliminate the marks with power washers, gray-overs, and full censorship, stripping even photographs of the tags from the locally accessible Internet. Sara has no doubt that there is meaning hidden in plain sight, and she sets off on a mission to find the person behind the mysterious tags while balancing an already full life: her final exams, her wild best friend, a physical fitness test that threatens her GPA, and a family that seems almost oblivious to what’s happening just down the street from their suburban home. With the exception, perhaps, of her father. A retired Marine turned FFT investigator, Sara’s dad has been on the trail of the graffiti artist for his own professional reasons. And if he knows what’s going on, he’s not telling Sara. And they’re not the only ones on the hunt . . . Tensions are rising in town and beyond. Between the machinations of the city’s home-grown megachurch, Chosen Hill, and the movements of a growing camp of homeless citizens parked just beyond Tulsa’s comfort and security, life in Tulsa is about to become very interesting, and Sara just might be in the right place to catch it all on film . . . . . . but only if she survives.

Showing Mary

By Renita J. Weems
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walk Worthy Press
  • Isbn : 0446554405
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 834
  • File Pdf: showing-mary.pdf

Book Summary:

Reverend Renita J. Weems draws upon two prayers from the Book of Luke, examining the relationship between Mary and her older cousin to reveal the important effect mentoring has on the lives of women. The story of a young pregnant Virgin Mary visiting her older pregnant cousin Elizabeth, told in Luke 1:39-56, is one of the most profound examples in the Bible of an empowered mentoring relationship between women. Drawing upon the Hail Mary and The Magnificat 9rayers, SHOWING MARY retells this touching story, revealing how both mentor and protg use their respective gifts and energies to support ach other. This relationship is then applied to modern life, emphasizing the importance of women mentoring women, nurturing each others dreams, sharing wisdom and experiences, and building networks of mutually rewarding friendships between older and younger women.

Autumn Wisdom

By Richard L. Morgan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1556354843
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 323
  • File Pdf: autumn-wisdom.pdf

Book Summary:

""Compelling . . . a rare find . . . a very special gift. This book of growing older stories is must reading for all ages, especially older adults. Written in fascinating style, these stories can do more to combat ageism than any book I have read in recent years."" -- Miriam Dunson, former Associate for Older Adult Ministry, Presbyterian Church (USA) ""Most older people we have known may not have made the history books, but they have made the history--of our families, our churches, our communities, our nations. Richard Morgan teaches us to once again listen to the stories of our elders because they are our history, our real history. Morgan helps us see--through the stories and words of those best suited to offer useful answers, namely those who have already been there--that for Christians aging is an experience we do not have to confront alone."" -- Stephen Sapp, Dean of Religious Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida ""As one highlight involved in recording life biographies of people of all ages, Autumn Wisdom has special meaning for preserving the stories of people in the third age of life. If we don't preserve these stories in some way, they are lost. As the ancient saying states, 'If we lose the stories of older people, we lose a library ' These are eighty-one stories of older people which will not be lost."" -- Beth Sanders, Director of Life Bio (www.lifebio.com) Richard L. Morgan is a retired minister and a writer residing in a retirement community in North Huntington, Pennsylvania. He continues his work of preserving the life stories of older people through interviewing them and recording their stories for their families. He is also the author of Remembering Your Story (2nd edition). His Web site is www.richardmorganauthor.com