What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity. Boyd’s conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce in years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.
A professional matchmaker and certified life coach outlines a straightforward, optimistic guide to finding romance, discussing how to assess one's marriage suitability, relationship etiquette in modern times, and the appropriate use of current technology.
Step into picture-perfect Wilshire, home to some of the most privileged people in the world, where one woman's desperate act could bring the precariously balanced social order crashing down... Wilshire, Connecticut, the gilded enclave of Manhattan's prosperous elite, appears to be a vision of suburban tranquility: the mansions are tastefully designed, the lawns are expertly manicured, and the streets are as hushed as the complexities in the residents' lives. While Wilshire's husbands battle each other in the financial world, their wives manage their estates and raise the next elite generation. Some women are envied, some respected, and others simply tolerated. But regardless of where they stand, each woman is defined by the world she inhabits and bound by the unyielding social structure that surrounds her. Rosalyn Barlow, the most envied woman in Wilshire, is waging a battle of social manipulation to silence the scandalous gossip that threatens her daughter's reputation while her self-made billionaire husband grows more and more distant in his young retirement. But for fourteen year-old Caitlin Barlow, navigating life as a teenager in a culture of wealth and sexual promiscuity has become far more perilous than either of her parents knows. Newcomer Sarah Livingston has nothing but disdain for everyone and everything around her and a growing terror at having another child in a world she's come to resent. As she is pulled into the Barlow family's storm, the walls begin to close in around her marriage and the life she once thought she wanted. And for Jacqueline Halstead, who's just discovered her husband is under investigation for fraud surrounding his hedge fund, saving her family from total ruin means doing the unthinkable - and shaking the Barlow family, Wilshire's insular community, and herself to the core.
Inspired from a real life incident,the story will take you on a trip of immature, innocent love and pain,emphasizing on a true friendship. Aditya,a nerd who keeps no interest in being in a relationship,once falls in love with a girl named Rutuja,who is a modern type of girl. Everything between the two seems to be good until the things get nasty and Aditya decides to attempt suicide. Will Aditya give away his life or has destiny written something different for him?
Author: Rick Nason Publisher: University of Toronto Press ISBN: 1487514786 Size: 74.57 MB Format: PDF, Mobi View: 298
In the new knowledge economy, traditional modes of thinking are no longer effective. Compartmentalizing problems and solutions and assuming everything can be solved with the right formula can no longer keep pace with the radical changes occurring daily in the modern business world. It’s Not Complicated offers a paradigm shift for business professionals looking for simplified solutions to complex problems. In his straightforward and highly engaging style, Rick Nason introduces the principles of “complexity thinking” which empower managers to understand, correlate, and explain a diverse range of business phenomena. For example, why some new products go viral while others remain unnoticed, how office cliques develop despite collaborative work policies and spaces, how economic bubbles form, and how an unknown retiree foiled one of the most carefully planned product launches ever with a single letter to the editor of his local newspaper. Rather than consider complicated and complex as interchangeable terms, Rick Nason explains what complexity is, how it arises, and the errors in solving complex situations with complicated thinking. It’s Not Complicated provides managers with fresh, counterintuitive, and actionable models for dealing with challenging business problems.
Author: Gary J. Harrington Publisher: iUniverse ISBN: 1462041663 Size: 60.88 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Docs View: 1335
Denise is a married woman with what appears to be the perfect life. All of her friends and family are jealous of what she has, so why isn’t she happy? Like many women in her thirties she is starting to miss the 20 percent of life she feels like she is not getting at home. Tisha spends every day at work teaching children to “aim for the moon and even if you miss you will land among the stars,” but when she goes home, she allows her children to bear witness to the world’s greatest tragedy, a woman who doesn’t know her own worth. She should be reading “How to Find a Good Man for Dummies!” She refuses to admit that the way she is being treated by her man is completely unacceptable. Taylor should be the fifth member of the Sex and the City cast. She is highly successful in her professional life, but she is a complete loser when it comes to keeping a man. Honestly, she can’t figure out if her professional growth is scaring the good men away, or if she has some bad habits that men refuse to live with. Relationship Status: It’s Complicated! Is a novel about women and their struggle to understand how to maintain a positive relationship with men. Women claim that there are no good men out there, but they constantly overlook their own mistakes that create the messes that they call relationship. Relationship Status: It’s Complicated! takes a full body mirror and places it in front of every women and forces them to take a hard look at who they are, and where they fall short in relationships. Relationship Status: It’s Complicated! shares the stories that every woman is afraid to tell, but can’t help relating to!
Author: Jack Haberer Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press ISBN: 1611646472 Size: 70.43 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 4318
"In this easy-to-read book, pastor Jack Haberer helps you seek God's will for your life. You'll move from deep theological considerations to street-level, daily-life practicalities--and you'll learn to chart a course through life's complexities, guided by the Scriptures, in the company of the church. My only complaint is that it wasn't available thirty years ago!" --Brian D. McLaren, author, speaker, and activist Jack Haberer's It's Complicated helps Christians figure out what to do when life gets complicated and the distinctions between good and bad are not so clear. Using Bible passages as a guide, Haberer affirms and then challenges many closely held beliefs, making traditional distinctions between "conservative" and "liberal" Christians obsolete. It's Complicated harks back to Joseph Fletcher's twentieth-century classic Situation Ethics (Westminster John Knox Press) and gives readers a toolkit for Christian decision making in a variety of complex situations. The book provides a framework for readers to reference when they're confronting moral dilemmas in their own lives, what Haberer calls "doing ethics by spreadsheet."
“It’s complicated!” That’s a simple way to describe the sort of relationship that seemingly defies simple explanations. Like a love triangle, money, taste, and wine are caught in a complicated relationship affecting every aspect of the wine industry and wine enthusiast experience. As wine economist and best-selling author Mike Veseth peels back the layers of the money-taste-wine story, he discovers the wine buyer’s biggest mistake (which is to confuse money and taste) and learns how to avoid it, sips and swirls dump bucket wines and Treasure Island wines, and toasts anything but Champagne. He bulks up with big-bag, big-box wines and realizes that sometimes the best wine is really a beer. Along the way he questions wine’s identity crisis, looks down his nose at wine snobs and cheese bores, follows the money, surveys the restaurant war battleground, and imagines wines that even money cannot buy before concluding that money, taste, and wine might have a complicated relationship but sometimes they have the power to change the world. His engaging and enlightening book will surprise, inform, inspire, and delight anyone with an interest in wine—or complicated relationships.