It's Your World--If You Don't Like It, Change It

Activism for Teenagers

Author: Mikki Halpin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439108581

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 7494


You can change the world. Free Speech. Racism. The Environment. Gay Rights. Bullying and School Safety. Animal Welfare. War. Information about Safe Sex and Birth Control. Free Speech. HIV and AIDS. Women's Rights. These are the issues you care about -- and now you can do something about them. It's Your World will show you how to act on your beliefs, no matter what they are, and make a difference. The information inside includes: • The basics of activism • Activism projects and outreach ideas • The 5-minute activist • How to be an activist at home, at school, and in your community • Stories from teenagers who have taken on the world -- and won • Resources including books, movies, and Web sites • and much, much more Whether at home, in school, or in your community, you have the power and the ability to create change, even if you aren't old enough to vote. Don't wait until you're eighteen to flex your political muscles -- start right now!

It's Your World

Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!

Author: Chelsea Clinton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039954531X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

View: 7855


Get Informed! Get Inspired! Get Going! The New York Times bestselling book of empowerment for kids. Make a difference in your world! In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small—in their families, their communities, in our country and across the world—this book will inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place. In addition to informing and inspiring readers about topics including Poverty, Homelessness, Food Insecurity, Access to Education, Gender Equality, Epidemics, Non-Communicable Diseases, Climate Change, and Endangered Species, this book encourages everyone to get going! With suggestions and ideas for action, Chelsea Clinton shows readers that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts. You can make a difference. You can make a change. It’s your world. Praise for It's Your World: "Clinton clearly paid attention to her parents' discussions at the dinner table, and she capably shares the lessons they imparted about the future impact of what we do in the present."--Publishers Weekly "[A] terrific resource for junior activists."--Booklist "This book is a resource for children and teens who also want to make a difference and may not know where to begin or may have an idea for ways they can make a difference."--VOYA From the Hardcover edition.

It's Your World, So Change It

Using the Power of the Internet to Create Social Change

Author: Tom Head

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0768694264

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 2628


There's been plenty of hype about the "netroots," and online activism on both the right and left. But most of it's been celebratory, not practical. This is a practical, start to finish guide to promoting any cause and participating in any social movement on the social Web. Long-time activist and online community expert Tom Head covers everything you need to know about e-activism, including: Using the Web to find activism jobs and volunteer opportunities Using Google Alerts, RSS feeds, and other tools to stay informed Building cause-related web sites - even if you have practically no money or web experience Engaging effectively on social networking sites Promoting causes, events, or organizations without spamming Getting more attention and links for a cause Keeping allies informed via email, blogs, text messaging, and Twitter Organizing local activists using global media, and using online activism to support on-the-ground work Blogging to promote a cause: when it works, and when it's not worth it Avoiding the common mistakes e-activists make

It's Your World!

A Crash Course in Social Studies

Author: Kathiann M. Kowalski

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1491407751

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3958


Take a crash course in middle school social studies, and see how geography, history, and government can be powerful tools in todays world. Go global with geography at the grocery store. See how social media and government go together. You'll soon discover that social studies are the real deal for real life.

It's Your World

Author: Kristy-Lee Swift

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995399136


Page: N.A

View: 5384


A YA verse-novel about Evie, a girl who rebels against the prevailing authority in her life.

Your World, My World

A Book for Young Environmentalists

Author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ecology

Page: 48

View: 7083


Briefly describes the dangers of pollution and discusses what the Environmental Protection Agency is doing to protect our environment.

Influencing Your World

Author: Cedrick Brown

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597813540

Category: Religion

Page: 84

View: 2547


Influencing Your World is written by Cedrick Brown leaves a lasting legacy, and begins with influencing those around you. It is a guide to developing the character of Christ in you that will impact people for eternity

"How Big is Your World?"

The Europe, Youth and Globalisation Event : an Anthology

Author: Yael Ohana

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287157270

Category: Globalization

Page: 252

View: 3038


In May 2004, The Council of Europe organised a large-scale event on the themes of Europe, Youth and Globalisation, with the participation of more than 400 young people aged between 18 and 30, representing non-governmental youth organisations and regional youth platforms. This publication brings together the contents of the discussions which took place during the three-day event and covers such topics as: democracy and youth participation; human rights and global responsibilities; culture and diversity; sustainability; peace; and education and employment.

All this is Your World

Soviet Tourism at Home and Abroad After Stalin

Author: Anne E. Gorsuch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199609942

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 4972


All this is your World offers an exploration of the revolutionary integration of the Soviet Union into global processes of cultural exchange. Anne E. Gorsuch examines what it meant to be "Soviet" in a country no longer defined as Stalinist.

21 Templates That Run Your World

Author: S. Wilhite

Publisher: Positively Success

ISBN: 9780979441011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 2527


Wilhite teaches readers how to know themselves and others in detail. Chapters include Celebrity Templates, Templates at Work, Templates in Love, Friendship, and Relationship, and Financial Templates. The text describes each template, and reveals how the templates determine ones relationships in the workplace, love life, and money.

The End of Your World

Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment

Author: Adyashanti

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1591798779

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 9153


More and more people are “waking up” spiritually. And for most of them, the question becomes: now what? “Information about life after awakening is usually not made public,” explains Adyashanti. “It’s most often shared only between teachers and their students.” The End of Your World is his response to a growing need for direction on the spiritual path. Consider the book you hold in your hands Adyashanti’s personal welcome to “a new world, a state of oneness.” Adyashanti begins by describing the “I got it/I lost it” phenomenon that perplexes so many of his students—the fluctuation between what he calls “nonabiding” awakening and the ultimate state of “abiding” enlightenment. With straight talk and penetrating insight, Adyashanti then points out the pitfalls and cul-de-sacs that “un-enlighten” us along the journey, including the trap of meaninglessness, how the ego can “co-opt” realization for its own purposes, the illusion of superiority that may accompany intense spiritual breakthroughs, and the danger of becoming “drunk on emptiness.” “Full awakening comes when you sincerely look at yourself, deeper than you’ve imagined, and question everything,” teaches Adyashanti. The End of Your World is your invitation to join Adyashanti for an honest investigation of what you really are—and how to live once you discover it. Contents Chapter One: Exploring Life After Awakening Chapter Two: Authentic Awakening—And the Disorientation That Can Follow Chapter Three: “I Got It, I Lost It” Chapter Four: We Come to Nirvana by Way of Samsara Chapter Five: Coming Completely Out of Hiding Chapter Six: Common Delusions, Traps, and Points of Fixation Chapter Seven: Life Itself Holds Up a Mirror for Our Awakening Chapter Eight: The Energetic Component of Awakening Chapter Nine: When Awakening Penetrates the Mind, Heart, and Gut Chapter Ten: Effort or Grace? Chapter Eleven: The Natural State Chapter Twelve: The Story of the Wedding Chapter Thirteen: An Interview With Adyashanti Excerpt There’s a phenomenon happening in the world today. More and more people are waking up—having real, authentic glimpses of reality. By this I mean that people seem to be having moments where they awaken out of their familiar senses of self, and out of their familiar senses of what the world is, into a much greater reality—into something far beyond anything they knew existed. These experiences of awakening differ from person to person. For some, the awakening is sustained over time, while for others the glimpse is momentary—it may last just a split second. But in that instant, the whole sense of “self” disappears. The way people perceive the world suddenly changes, and they find themselves without any sense of separation between themselves and the world. It can be likened to the experience of waking up from a dream—a dream you didn’t even know you were in until you were jolted out of it. In the beginning of my teaching work, most of the people who came to me were seeking these deeper realizations of spirituality. They were seeking to wake up from the limited and isolated senses of self they had imagined themselves to be. It’s this yearning that underpins all spiritual seeking: to discover for ourselves what we already intuit to be true—that there is more to life than we are currently perceiving. But as time has passed, more and more people are coming to me who have already had glimpses of this greater reality. It is because of them that I am giving the teachings of this book.

Cycle-2: Screams of Silence

Author: Dominic Lyne


ISBN: 0956161286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 580

View: 5155


Dominic Lyne's Cycle-2 series charts the beginnings of the author's journey through the mental health system through a collection of illustrated shorts and diary entries. It allows the reader into the author's mind, revealing how he perceives the world around him, his thoughts and addictions. It provides an interesting insight into the mind of someone who is truly not connected with 'reality'. A look into the otherside of the mirror. This all-in-one edition compiles all three books and includes 'Eyes of Insanity', 80 pages of bonus material containing a wealth of previously unreleased images, writings and transcripts, adding further depth to the Cycle-2 journey.

From nothing to a little Chinese

Author: Vera F. Birkenbihl,Vera F.; Gonschior Birkenbihl

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864150787

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 136

View: 1987


Sometimes it is good to know something about the history of a book so let me tell you a little about this one. Compare it to a tree. One of its roots lies in my major goal (brain-friendly procedures), meaning: How can we learn, teach and/or communicate in a way which is easy to understand and remember? If the procedures fail to be brain-friendly, people feel confused, frustrated, "stupid". They lose incentive or self-esteem. Once we change to a brainfriendly approach people suddenly seem much more intelligent. Normally, when something does not function properly, we try to find out why and so we improve procedures in many areas. When we look at schools we do the opposite: instead of questioning the method we assume the student having difficulties is at fault. In my teacher trainings I have asked thousands of teachers "what must change for our schools to become better?" and 75% of them put the blame squarely on the students (lazy, uninterested, lacking intelligence), the parents (not enough support of school at home) or the politicians who do not give schools enough money. Only 25% of these teachers clearly realize that the act of TEACHING must change. Please remember that we are talking about teachers who came to a seminar about teaching! Teachers, however, who do not entertain the idea of going to such seminars place even more blame on their students, no matter whether the students are children, teenagers or adults. Thus the question of how we teach languages has been one of the starting points for this book.

Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller

Oil and the End of Globalisation

Author: Jeff Rubin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753534711

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 1049


Soaring oil prices caused four out of the last five recessions. They caused the current recession. And they will cause the next one. Expensive oil costs us more than just money. It costs jobs, homes and in the long run it is going to radically alter the way we live. For if cheap oil is the fuel that keeps the machinery of globalisation in motion, then expensive oil has the same effect as pouring diesel into an unleaded tank. Everything stalls; the engine fails. Oil prices will rise again in the coming years, as this utterly convincing insight into our collective future argues. And as oil prices fluctuate wildly, our society will change dramatically, and for good. From the homes we live in and the cars we drive to the food we eat and the places we work, our daily lives and global economy are going to be transformed. But while this new, smaller world will take some getting used to, it will also open our eyes to a more localised and ultimately more liveable way of life.

The Second Advocate

Author: Harry Seipel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493130129

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

View: 9088


The Second Advocate, a work of fiction relates the story of a world engulfed in anarchy and hatred in the year 2041. The story begins in 1995 with the death of Paul Davies, a United States Marine General killed in Bosina. Paul has been chosen by the Creator to become the Second Advocate sent to Earth, to determine whether humanity is capable of joining the nations of the universe or should be destroyed to protect the common good. Forty-six years pass as Paul is prepared for his return by the greatest collection of minds in history to become an omniscient force to alter the path mankind has chosen that will lead to its destruction. His spirit is united with the body of Prince Abdual Aziz who was conceived at the moment of Pauls death in preparation for his return. The world is a different place in the year 2041. The United States has separated into three provinces, racially divided but still united under a central administration for the common good. Because of previous nuclear conflicts, the world is now divided into three political and military alliances. Islamic nations have joined into an alliance to eliminate all who do not believe as they do and are at war with nations comprising a European alliance. As Prince Aziz, Paul exerts his vast knowledge to gain the confidence of the Arab world, with the exception of Iran, Iraq, and Libya. He successfully confronts the American President and negotiates the removal of the American Fleet from the Mediterranean Sea by promising among other things to staunch the ongoing terrorist activities upon American interests. Detractors and would-be assassins of Prince Aziz find themselves eradicated either by military force or divine intervention. The Prince gradually reveals his identity as the Messenger of God, the Chosen One. While Islamic Countries readily accept his identity, other cultures require proof positive that he has divine guidance. A meteor shower over major cities at the Princes command reinforces his claim. When the nation of India will not agree to Nuclear disarmament and join the other major alliances, their military bases are destroyed by earthquakes and buried deep in desert sands. Prince Aziz is ultimately successful at uniting the world and communicating the message that aggression and hate do not fit into the greater plan of the universe. A world Congress of Nations is formed to eradicate famine and guarantee the peaceful coexistence of nations. The writing combines elements of fantasy, religion, world culture, and politics and may be interpreted as a work of entertainment or creative social commentary. It may be of interest to a reader who appreciates fiction that embraces the supernatural. It is a timely work given the current state of world affairs and the threat of terrorism originating from the Middle East. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the Authors imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

The Gentle Art of Blessing

A Simple Practice That Will Transform You and Your World

Author: Pierre Pradervand

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439153635

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3456


How can a blessing change the world? According to Pierre Pradervand, making the conscious choice to bless every person or being around you can truly make a world of difference in yourself and in others around you. In The Gentle Art of Blessing, Pradervand shows that the practice of blessing has the power to create more than just a renewed perspective. It unleashes tangible benefits throughout your entire life -- through your daily interactions, your life-long relationships, and in the way your approach your place in the world. Pradervand describes blessing as genuinely wishing the best for another person through seeing their individual worth and honoring them for it. By looking at several different perspectives -- providing spiritual inspiration from Hinduism, Taoism, the Koran, the Bible, and other important spiritual sources -- The Gentle Art of Blessing explores the potential in shifting one's attitude from confrontation and negativity to acceptance and enthusiasm. A powerfully simple way of perceiving and shaping our surroundings, blessings can reflect the unconditional love and acceptance that is necessary for world -- and inner -- peace.

When Everyone Shines But You

Saying Goodbye to 'I'm Not Good Enough'

Author: Kelly Martin

Publisher: Kelly Martin


Category: Self-Help

Page: 180

View: 3631


Is this it? Why does life seem so unfair? It's easy to see others living our dreams. It's easy to feel held back, misunderstood and invisible, but there comes a time in our lives when we just can't take it anymore. This is when we need answers and the confirmation that who we think we are can change. After a lifetime of comparing with others it takes courage to step out from behind the rock and change. When everyone around you appears to shine while you feel hidden and misunderstood, there comes a time to say goodbye to the story of 'I'm not good enough'. 'When Everyone Shines But You' is a new non-fiction book by passionate writer and blogger Kelly Martin. Kelly had lived the last thirty years not feeling good enough, feeling like a failure, and watching as people her own age and even younger 'appeared' to be passing her by in terms of confidence, career, relationships and prosperity. As she neared 40, something began to stir inside, an unresolved sense of 'Is this it?' and so a huge quest began, to find answers and this book was part of that quest. 'When Everyone Shines But You' takes the reader on a journey. In each chapter the author sheds light on topics from rage and jealousy to money and loneliness and so much more. This is not a ‘positive thinking’ book. Kelly is a passionate advocate of the present moment. She discourages any ideas of creating your own reality or the law of attraction. Instead she brings the reader back to the present moment, in which permission is given to be completely human. Unlike most self-help books, in which you are seen to be broken and need fixing, here you are given permission to be who you are, as you are, warts and all, negative as well as positive. In fact, the author demonstrates that far from trying to get rid of negative thoughts, feelings and emotions, they must be accepted and understood as a natural part of who we are; that they must be embraced and given care and attention, and in so doing, they will allow us to experience who we really are, beneath the conditioning imposed on us since early childhood, by parents, teachers and all the authority figures in our lives. We can't force change, but we can allow change to take place naturally. There is no need to put on a happy face when feeling sad, or a peaceful demeanour when feeling angry. This is change that comes from within and is a journey where mindful living embraces 'what is' instead of trying to fix what we think is broken. No more trying to fix you. No more saying affirmations when you are not feeling them. No more trying to create your reality. * Discover why positive thinking does not work. * Explore your relationship with feelings such as rage, envy and sadness. * See how mindful living can consistently bring relief. * Recognise the gift in using frustration as a motivation to step forward. * Give up the 'fast food' approach to personal growth and grow more naturally. * Learn how to experience alone time as sacred instead of painful. * Understand how trying to control your world has been re-enforcing your story. The author explains that there is a natural flow to life, and that by allowing this flow we can achieve far more than by trying to control and manipulate. It is time for awakening to who you really are – not who you think you need to be.