From the host of MTV's #1 show Catfish comes the definitive guide about how to connect with people authentically in today's increasingly digital world. IN REAL LIFE: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age As the host of the wildly popular TV series Catfish which investigates online relationships to determine whether they are based on truth or fiction (spoiler: it's almost always fiction). Nev has become the Dr. Drew of online relationships. His clout in this area springs from his own experience with a deceptive online romance, about which he made a critically acclaimed 2010 documentary (also called Catfish). In that film Nev coined the term "catfish" to refer to someone who creates a false online persona to reel someone into a romantic relationship. The meme spread rapidly. Now Nev brings his expertise to the page, sharing insider secrets about: -what motivates catfish -why people fall for catfish -how you can avoid being deceived -rules for dating -- both online and off -how to connect authentically with others over the internet -how to turn an online relationship into a real-life relationship ...and much, much more. Peppered throughout with Nev's personal stories, this book delves deeply into the complexities of online identity. Nev shows us how our digital lives are affecting our real lives, and provides essential advice about how we should all be living and loving in the era of social media.
Do you want to better understand how your personal health affects your daily life? Do you want to make healthier choices and change certain behaviors? Learn It and Live It with AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE, Brief Edition. This student-oriented text helps you assess your health behaviors, encourages behavior change, and gives you practical ways to achieve it. Through its clear and engaging writing style, this text addresses current issues related to health and wellness that can affect you now and throughout your life. Delivering the most current coverage available, this book equips you with practical ideas and tools that you can immediately apply to your own life, helping you make informed decisions about your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
WRITING IN THE WORKS (WITW) uses a real-world writing approach to intrigue and inspire students, showing them how to produce good writing (written work that people in the world at large would want to read) in a range of genres. The heart of the book is its 11 Assignment chapters, each covering a different real-world genre such as application essay, news article, editorial, proposal, public service message, and film review. WITW engages students and motivates them with its sophisticated visuals, timely readings, and obvious relevance and connection to the world beyond the university. Throughout, the authors treat students as serious writers, capable of writing for an actual audience beyond that of a composition instructor. Students write as if they will submit what they write for publication--or actually to submit what they write for publication. This real-world writing approach raises the stakes for students. They take the tasks more seriously when the assignments do not seem contrived and artificial and when this possibility of publication is in play. In fulfilling the real-world task, they learn genre conventions, audience, purpose, research, critical thinking, and style--skills directly transferable to the students' college writing and to the writing they will do for work and community. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Youth Online chronicles the stories of young people from several countries -- the US, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and Holland -- and their interactions in online communities over a seven-year period. It examines how young people construct their identities in various social contexts: social, fantasy, role-playing; and for various social purposes: leadership, learning, power, rebellion and romance. It explores the ways youth are deploying both visual and literary cues to develop a full sense of presence online and to effectively communicate with their peers. Using methods of textual, visual, and socio-psychological analysis, this book illuminates the ways in which young people are making sense of their own identities and their place within broader communities.
The Material Queer is an innovative anthology that offers a materialist understanding of marginal sexualities by accounting for the full range of classic and contemporary views. It breaks with the classic tradition in lesbian and gay studies and also with ludic (post)modern theory by insisting on the embeddedness of gender and sexuality in the social division of labor.
"Oreste was founded two years ago as a residency program in Paliano, Italy, and has developed into a group of Italian artists and fellow travelers who work together with the aim of creating spaces of freedom for new ideas, inventions, and projects. This book documents their 'events' alongside theoretical works."
Everything you need to succeed on the IELTS McGraw-Hill Education IELTS, 2nd edition is the ideal way to sharpen skills and prepare for this high-stakes English proficiency test, which is required for admission or hiring by schools, multinational corporations, and government agencies worldwide. Whether you’re preparing for the Academic or General Training version of the IELTS, you’ll benefit from the intensive practice you get from tests prepared by a veteran IELTS teacher and grader. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a paper-based test consisting of four modules: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Question types include multiple choice, sentence completion, short answer, classification, matching, labeling, and diagram/chart interpretation. This guide provides intensive practice with tests just like the real IELTS in format, topic coverage, and degree of difficulty. Tips on English spelling and grammar, and exercises throughout the book, prepare you for all sections of the test. Downloadable audio tracks model examples of strong responses to the speaking and listening sections. • 6 practice tests, including both Academic and General Training. • Reflects the most recent adjustments made to the IELTS, including the latest question types. • Sample speaking responses include a greater representation of different accents (British, Australian, Long Island) so as to better reflect the actual test.