Life and Health Insurance License Exam Cram

Author: BISYS Educational Services

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0789732602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 562

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If you are studying for your life and health insurance licensing exam, we have the ultimate study tool for you. Life and Health Insurance License Exam Cram is a great resource to help you learn the concepts, laws, rate calculations and state and federal regulations that will be covered on the exam. You'll also receive a CD that includes a fully-customizable test engine, detailed score report and state-specific law supplement. No matter where you are taking your exam or which area you need to focus on during your studying, Life and Health Insurance License Exam Cram is your smartest way to get certified. Please note: The CD-ROM and test engine is NOT Mac iOS compatible.

Admission Assessment Exam Review

Author: HESI

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323431151

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Passing your admission assessment exam is the first step on the journey to becoming a successful health professional — make sure you’re prepared with Admission Assessment Exam Review, 4th Edition! From the testing experts at HESI, this user-friendly guide walks you through the topics and question types found on admission exams, including: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and physics. The guide includes hundreds of sample questions, step-by-step explanations, illustrations, and comprehensive practice exams to help you review the subject areas and hone your test-taking skills. Plus, the pre-test and post-test help identify your specific areas of weakness so you can focus your study time on the subjects you need most. If you want to pass the HESI Admission Assessment Exam or any other admissions assessment exam for health professions that you may encounter, there’s no better resource than HESI’s Admission Assessment Exam Review. HESI Hints boxes offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics. Step-by-step explanations and sample problems in the math section show you how to work through each problem so you understand the steps it takes to complete the equation. Sample questions in all other sections prepare you for the questions you will face on the A2 Exam. User-friendly vocabulary chapter covers more of the medical terminology that you will face on the A2 Exam. Easy to read format with consistent section features includes an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted summary to better help you organize your review time and understand the information. Full-color layout and illustrations visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding. NEW! 25-question pre-test at the beginning of the text helps you assess your areas of strength and weakness before using the text. NEW! 50-question comprehensive post –test is included at the back of the text and covers all of the text’s subject areas. The questions will also include rationales for correct/incorrect answers. NEW! Evolve companion site with two comprehensive practice exams helps hone your review and preparation for the HESI Admission Assessment Exam. NEW! Physics review questions have been added to ensure you are thoroughly prepared in this subject area.

Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Exam Review

Author: HESI

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Passing your admission assessment exam is the first step on the journey to becoming a successful health professional - make sure you're prepared with Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3rd Edition from the testing experts at HESI! It offers complete content review and nearly 400 practice questions on the topics typically found on admission exams, including math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and physics. Plus, it helps you identify areas of weakness so you can focus your study time. Sample problems and step-by-step examples with explanations in the math and physics sections show you how to work through each problem so you understand the steps it takes to complete the equation. Practice tests with answer keys for each topic - located in the appendices for quick access - help you assess your understanding of each topic and familiarize you with the types of questions you're likely to encounter on the actual exam. HESI Hints boxes offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics. End-of-chapter review questions help you gauge your understanding of chapter content. A full-color layout and more illustrations in the life science chapters visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding. Expanded and updated content in each chapter ensures you're studying the most current content. Basic algebra review in the math section offers additional review and practice. Color-coded chapters help you quickly find specific topic sections. Helpful organizational features in each chapter include an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted chapter summary to help you focus your study. A glossary at the end of the text offers quick access to key terms and their definitions.

ATI TEAS 6 Study Guide 2018-2019

ATI TEAS Version 6 Study Manual and Practice Test Questions

Author: TEAS 6 Test Prep Team

Publisher: Accepted, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781635302332

Category: Study Aids

Page: 226

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Accepted, Inc.¿s ATI TEAS 6 Study Guide 2018-2019: ATI TEAS Version 6 Study Manual and Practice Test Questions offers:A detailed overview of what you need to know for ATI TEAS 6, so that you know exactly what to expect on the ATI TEAS Version 6 examAccepted Inc.¿s TEAS VI study guide also covers all of the subjects over which you will be testedIncludes over 300 TEAS 6 practice questions for you to practice and improveTest tips and strategies to help you score higher on the ATI TEAS Sixth Edition Accepted Inc.¿s ATI TEAS 6 Study Guide 2018-2019: ATI TEAS Version 6 Study Manual and Practice Test Questions includes: ATI TEAS Version 6 ReadingInterpreting TextGraphic RepresentationsOf Information ATI TEAS Version 6 MathematicsNumbers and OperationsAlgebraGeometry and Measurement ATI TEAS Version 6 ScienceAnatomy and PhysiologyLife SciencePhysical ScienceScientific Reasoning ATI TEAS Version 6 English and Language UseGrammarVocabulary ¿plus TWO FULL ATI TEAS VI practice tests!

Property & Casualty Exam Secrets

Your Key to Exam Success, P-C Test Review for the Property & Casualty Insurance Exam

Author: Mometrix Media LLC

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781610727785

Category: Study Aids

Page: 168

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Property & Casualty Exam Secrets helps you ace the Property & Casualty Insurance Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Property & Casualty Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Property & Casualty Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Property & Casualty Test Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Property & Casualty review including: Insurance Regulations, Types of Licenses, Process to Obtain License, Producer Misconduct, State and Federal Regulations, Producer Regulations, Federal Regulations, General Insurance Concepts, Concepts, Risk, Insurance Companies, Market System Used By Insurance Companies, Legal Responsibilities of a Producer, Contract, Basic Contracts, Insurance Contracts, Personal Auto Policy, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist, Cancellation or Nonrenewal, Producer Duties Regarding Lack of Insurance, Personal Auto Policy, Property Insurance Basics Principles, Concepts and Policy Structures, Principles and Concepts, Losses, Construction, Loss Valuation, Policy Structure, Endorsement, and much more...

Life & Health Exam Secrets

Study Guide : Your Key to Success

Author: Mometrix Media LLC

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781609719883

Category: Study Aids

Page: 175

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Life & Health Exam Secrets helps you ace the Life & Health Insurance Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Life & Health Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Life & Health Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Life & Health Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Life & Health review including: Underwriting Principles, Risk, Contract, Producer/Law Of Agency, Policy, Life Insurance Principles, Classes Of Life Insurance Policies, Premiums, Individual Underwriting By The Insurer, Individual Term Life Insurance, Individual Whole Life Insurance, Individual Flexible Premium Policies, Group Life Insurance, Beneficiaries, Disability Riders, Annuities, Individual Retirement Account, Medical Health Insurance, Common Exclusions From Coverage, Employer Group Health, Small Employer Medical Expense Insurance, Indemnity Plans, Health Maintenance Organization, Preferred Provider Organization, Point Of Service Plan Pos, Exclusive Provider Organizations, Medicare & Medicaid, and much more...

Phytotherapies

Efficacy, Safety, and Regulation

Author: Iqbal Ramzan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119006236

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Covering fundamentals and new developments in phytotherapy, this book combines pharmaceutical sciences and chemistry with clinical issues. • Helps readers better understand phytotherapy and learn the fundamentals of and how to analyze phytotherapeutic agents • Discusses phytotherapy in modern medicine, chemoprevention of disease, and alternatives to western medicines for specific diseases • Chapters summarizes the uses and applications of phytomedicines, by type like Chinese, Greco-Arab, Indian, European, and Ayurvedic • Includes international regulatory perspectives and discusses emerging regulations for various established and emerging markets

Praxis Core For Dummies with Online Practice Tests

Author: Carla C. Kirkland,Chan Cleveland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119382408

Category: Education

Page: 456

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Get the confidence you need to ace the Praxis Core Prepping for the Praxis Core can feel like a pain—but it doesn't have to! Beginning with a thorough overview of the exam to ensure there are no surprises on test day, Praxis Core For Dummies with Online Practice Tests arms you with expert test-taking strategies and gives you access to the types of questions you're likely to encounter on the reading, writing, and mathematics portions of the Praxis Core Academic Skills For Educators exam. As a future educator, you know how thorough preparation can affect performance—and this is one exam that requires your very best. This hands-on study guide gives you all the study guidance, tried-and-true strategies, and practice opportunities you need to brush up on your strong suits, pinpoint where you need more help, and gain the confidence you need to pass the Praxis Core with flying colors. Get a detailed overview of the exam Take six full-length practice tests (two in the book and four additional tests online) Answer hundreds of practice questions Hone your test-taking skills This is the ultimate study guide to one of the most important tests you'll ever take.

Chpn Exam Flashcard Study System

Chpn Test Practice Questions & Review for the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse Examination

Author: Chpn Exam Secrets

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609713478

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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CHPNA Exam Secrets

CHPNA Test Review for the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant Examination, Your Key to Exam Success

Author: Mometrix Media

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781609713454

Category: Medical

Page: 100

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** CHPNA Exam Secrets helps you ace the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant Examination, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive CHPNA Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. CHPNA Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CHPNA Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: End-Of-Life Care, Monitoring Pain Levels, Decreased Activity Level, Respiratory Failure, Cardiac Activity, Fatigued Patient, Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions, Edema, Ascites, Risks For Skin Breakdown, Oxygen Administration, Tachypnea, Bradypnea, Hyperventilation, Hypoventilation, Dyspnea, Ostomy Care, Nasogastric Feeding Tubes, Xerostomia, Stomatitis, Central Venous Catheter, Intravenous (IV) Therapy, Ambulatory Patient, Therapeutic Intervention, and much more... Disclaimer: The National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN) does not endorse this product and is not affiliated in any way with the owner/operator of this website or any content on this website.

EPPP Fundamentals, Step One, Second Edition

Review for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology

Author: Anne L. Klee, PhD,Bret A. Moore, PsyD, ABPP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826188257

Category: Study Aids

Page: 420

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Aimed at helping students master the final hurdle to becoming a licensed, certified psychologist, the second edition of this authoritative content review for the EPPP is expanded to include 20% more content, the DSM-5, contributions from esteemed new authors, and an easily navigable mobile APP to enhance test-taking skills. Additional practice questions, along with well-honed test-taking strategies, further facilitate exam success. Written by expert professors, training directors, and practitioners in each subject area, this affordable resource includes over 320 sample questions in the eight content areas that will be included on the exam. The guide goes beyond merely “teaching the test” with rote memorization by addressing content in a stepwise, narrative, and review format. Questions are included at the end of each chapter to help students gauge mastery of all subject matter. New to the Second Edition: Expanded with 20% more content Includes detailed and updated diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 Offers contributions by esteemed new authors Delivers additional practice questions randomized for better command of content Updates clinical practice content and theoretical advancements Includes APP for practice anywhere, anytime on your mobile device or web browser! (IOS, Android and the web, with a powerful, simple-to-use interface) APP includes all the high-quality content from the book and over 320 practice questions with detailed results showing your strength and weaknesses Key Features: Presents an in-depth, comprehensive content review that goes beyond “teaching the test” Provides 320+ Q&As with rationales Written and edited by leading scholars and directors of training Highlights test-taking strategies Includes key points to remember and recommended readings for more in-depth study Mirrors how doctoral-level courses are commonly taught

Perl Hacks

Tips & Tools for Programming, Debugging, and Surviving

Author: Chromatic,Damian Conway,Curtis Poe

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596526741

Category: Computers

Page: 273

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A guide to getting the most out of Perl covers such topics as productivity hacks, user interaction, data munging, working with modules, object hacks, and debugging.

COHN Exam Secrets

COHN Test Review for the Certified Occupational Health Nurse Exam

Author: Mometrix Media

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781609714499

Category: Medical

Page: 166

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** COHN Exam Secrets helps you ace the Certified Occupational Health Nurse Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive COHN Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. COHN Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to COHN Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Comprehensive sections including: Occupational Health Nursing Roles, Developing Occupational Health Services, Leadership Styles and Behaviors, Positional, Personal and Interpersonal Power, Management Principles/Leadership, Quality Assurance Programs and Tools, Parts of a Business Proposal/Plan, Hierarchical Organization of a Company, Marker Umbrella Model, Clinical Nursing Guidelines, Standardized Care, Workplace Hazards Assessment, American National Standards Institute (ANNSI), Responsibilities of a Safety Committee, Task Group, Multidisciplinary Approach, Occupational Safety Program, Types of Work Injuries, Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Safety Activity Task Group, Raynaud's Syndrome, Ergonomics, OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines, Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, Trigger Finger, Raynaud's Syndrome, and much more...

Funeral Service Exam Secrets

Study Guide : Your Key to Exam Success : Funeral Service Test Review for the Funeral Service National Board Exam

Author: Funeral Service Exam Secrets Test Prep T,Mometrix Media LLC.

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781609717681

Category: Medical

Page: 173

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Funeral Service Exam Secrets helps you ace the Funeral Service National Board Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Funeral Service Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Funeral Service Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Funeral Service Test Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive content review including: Saponification, Jean Gannal, Thanatology, Pathological Anatomy, OSHA Regulations, Selected Hardwood, Metathesis Reaction, Types of Bereavement, Federal Income Tax, Back Muscles, Tunica Externa, Kubler-Ross, Restitution, Lindemann's Grief Syndrome, Euthanasia, Bereavement, Medical Examiner, Acknowledgement Cards, Styles of Caskets, Testatrix, Attachment Theory, Uniform Commercial Code, Embalming Fluids, Purchase Requisition, Flaring Square, Masselin, Liturgical Worship, Forwarding the Remains, Internal Autopsy, Humanistic Therapy, Hospice Care, Computer Terminology, Novation, Glomerulonephritis, Staphylococcus Aureus, Atrial Septal Defect, Sublimation, Glomerular Capsule, Digestive System, and much more...

HESI A2 Secrets Study Guide

HESI A2 Test Review for the Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment Exam

Author: Media Mometrix

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781609710149

Category: Education

Page: 179

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** HESI A2 Secrets helps you ace the Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive HESI A2 Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. HESI A2 Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Success, Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself A comprehensive Overview including: Exam Overview, Judgment and Comprehension, Final Test Taking Tips, Final Tips for the Day of the Test; A comprehensive Grammar review including: Nearly and Perfect Synonyms, Prefixes, Positive vs. Negative, Word Strength, Type and Topic, Form a Sentence, Use Replacements, Eliminate Similar Choices, Adjectives Give it Away, Use Logic, The Trap of Familiarity; A comprehensive Mathematics review including: The Easiest Math Review You'll Ever Read, Solving for Variables, How to Read Word Problems, Keeping Probability Simple, Using the Right Formulas, Graphing for Success, Breezing Through Ratios, Understanding Line Plotting, The Logical Approach to the Solving Difficult Problems; A comprehensive Reading Comprehension review including: Skimming, Paragraph Focus, Eliminate Choices, Contextual Clues, Fact/Opinion, Opposites, Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, New Information, Valid Information, Time Management; A comprehensive Grammar review including: Usage, Correct Pronoun Usage In Combinations, Commas, Flow, Nonessential Clauses And Phrases, Independent Clauses, Parenthetical Expressions, Semicolons, Period Replacement, Transitions, Sentence Correction, Use Your Ear, Contextual Clues, and much more...

The Relationship Cure

A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships

Author: John Gottman, PhD

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 152476177X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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A groundbreaking, practical program for transforming troubled relationships into positive ones “This is the best book on relationships I have ever read. . . . John Gottman has decoded the subtle secrets that can either enrich or destroy the quality of our ties with others.” Daniel B. Wile, Ph.D., author of After the Fight: Using Your Disagreements to Build a Stronger Relationship “John Gottman is our leading explorer of the inner world of relationships. In The Relationship Cure, he has found gold once again.”William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart “When he says his five steps will help you build better connections with the people you care about, you know that they have been demonstrated to work.” E. Mavis Heatherington, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Virginia From the country’s foremost relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. John M. Gottman comes a powerful, simple five-step program, based on twenty years of innovative research, for greatly improving all of the relationships in your life—with spouses and lovers, children, siblings, and even your colleagues at work. In The Relationship Cure, Dr. Gottman: * Reveals the key elements of healthy relationships, emphasizing the importance of what he calls “emotional connection” * Introduces the powerful new concept of the emotional “bid,” the fundamental unit of emotional connection * Provides remarkably empowering tools for improving the way you bid for emotional connection and how you respond to others’ bids

Design for a Vulnerable Planet

Author: Frederick Steiner

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292723857

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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We inhabit a vulnerable planet. The devastation caused by natural disasters such as the southern Asian tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and the earthquakes in China's Sichuan province, Haiti, and Chile—as well as the ongoing depletion and degradation of the world's natural resources caused by a burgeoning human population—have made it clear that "business as usual" is no longer sustainable. We need to find ways to improve how we live on this planet while minimizing our impact on it. Design for a Vulnerable Planet sounds a call for designers and planners to go beyond traditional concepts of sustainability toward innovative new design that fosters regeneration and resilience. Drawing on his own and others' experiences across three continents, Frederick Steiner advocates design practice grounded in ecology and democracy and informed by critical regionalism and reflection. He begins by establishing the foundation for a more ecological approach to planning and design, adopting a broad view of ecology as encompassing human and natural, urban and wild environments. Steiner explores precedents for human ecological design provided by architect Paul Cret, landscape architect Ian McHarg, and developer George Mitchell while discussing their planning for the University of Texas campus, the Lake Austin watershed, and The Woodlands. Steiner then focuses on emerging Texas urbanism and extends his discussion to broader considerations beyond the Lone Star State, including regionalism, urbanism, and landscape in China and Italy. He also examines the lessons to be learned from human and natural disasters such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP oil spill. Finally, Steiner offers a blueprint for designing with nature to help heal the planet's vulnerabilities.

Cracking the PSAT/NMSQT 2015

Author: Jeff Rubenstein,Adam Robinson

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780804124980

Category: Study Aids

Page: 386

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Provides sample questions and answers, test-taking strategies, and two full-length practice tests with answers and explanations.

Performance and Motivation Strategies for Today's Workforce

A Guide to Expectancy Theory Applications

Author: Thad B. Green

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780899306780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

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Although considered the best approach to motivation in terms of theoretical soundness for some 25 years, expectancy theory was considered lacking in applications. For the first time, this book presents an application model that gives practical value to the expectancy theory of motivation thus enabling managers to use it to improve individual and organizational performance. Emphasis is not on simple motivation problems with straightfoward solutions, but instead the focus is on dealing with difficult motivation problems, and doing so when the manager's hands are tied relative to the solutions that can be offered.

Recommender Systems

The Textbook

Author: Charu C. Aggarwal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319296590

Category: Computers

Page: 498

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This book comprehensively covers the topic of recommender systems, which provide personalized recommendations of products or services to users based on their previous searches or purchases. Recommender system methods have been adapted to diverse applications including query log mining, social networking, news recommendations, and computational advertising. This book synthesizes both fundamental and advanced topics of a research area that has now reached maturity. The chapters of this book are organized into three categories: - Algorithms and evaluation: These chapters discuss the fundamental algorithms in recommender systems, including collaborative filtering methods, content-based methods, knowledge-based methods, ensemble-based methods, and evaluation. - Recommendations in specific domains and contexts: the context of a recommendation can be viewed as important side information that affects the recommendation goals. Different types of context such as temporal data, spatial data, social data, tagging data, and trustworthiness are explored. - Advanced topics and applications: Various robustness aspects of recommender systems, such as shilling systems, attack models, and their defenses are discussed. In addition, recent topics, such as learning to rank, multi-armed bandits, group systems, multi-criteria systems, and active learning systems, are introduced together with applications. Although this book primarily serves as a textbook, it will also appeal to industrial practitioners and researchers due to its focus on applications and references. Numerous examples and exercises have been provided, and a solution manual is available for instructors.