Is Lighter Better?

Skin-tone Discrimination Among Asian Americans

Author: Joanne L. Rondilla

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Social Science

Page: 148

View: 743

Colorism is defined as "discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same 'racial' group on the basis of skin color." In other words, some people, particularly women, are treated better or worse on account of the color of their skin relative to other people who share their same racial category. Colorism affects Asian Americans from many different backgrounds and who live in different parts of the United States. Is Lighter Better? discusses this often-overlooked topic. Joanne L. Rondilla and Paul Spickard ask important questions such as: What are the colorism issues that operate in Asian American communities? Are they the same issues for all Asian Americans-for women and for men, for immigrants and the American born, for Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, Vietnamese, and other Asian Americans? Do they reflect a desire to look like White people, or is some other motive at work? Including numerous stories about and by people who have faced discrimination in their own lives, this book is an invaluable resource for people interested in colorism among Asian Americans.

Think of an Elephant: Combining Science and Spirituality for a Better Life

Author: Paul Bailey

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 401

Too often, it seems that science and spirituality are irreconcilable but Paul Bailey shows that hard fact and direct spiritual experience can come together harmoniously, and only when they do will the true nature of the universe be revealed to us. What he has to say will inspire mind-shifts and alter our perception of the universe. Bailey's revolutionary approach emerged from a whimsically phrased, but ultimately serious question that scientists tried to answer: If an elephant were sucked into a black hole, where would its matter go? Astonishingly, they realized that the elephant's fate altered depending on each person's particular viewing position. And that's what Bailey allows us to do: see reality and our lives from a different perspective. By linking the apparently unrelated fields of quantum physics, holistic health, cosmology, theology, neuroscience, evolutionary theory, and consciousness studies, Bailey proves that each is a facet of a greater, unified reality, and that science and spirituality are two sides of the same coin. With this knowledge, we will finally understand our place in the universe and gain new insights into some of the most challenging questions facing the world today.

Plants Vs. Zombies Volume 15: Better Homes and Guardens

Author: Paul Tobin

Publisher: Dark Horse Books



Page: 88

View: 526

Plant pals Nate and Patrice suggest a brilliant idea: thwart any attack from the zombies by putting defending plants named 'Guard-ens' inside homes, as well as in yards! But as soon as Mr. Stubbins informs zombie leader and Pop Smarts lover Dr. Zomboss, he quickly becomes obsessed with circumventing this idea with an epically evil one of his own - building cages disguised as homes to trap all the tasty brains (and the people they reside within) before the Guard-ens can get there. The plants, Nate, Patrice, and Crazy Dave must now counter Dr. Zomboss's havoc-filled scheme!

8 Steps to Better Security

A Simple Cyber Resilience Guide for Business

Author: Kim Crawley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 169

Harden your business against internal and external cybersecurity threats with a single accessible resource. In 8 Steps to Better Security: A Simple Cyber Resilience Guide for Business, cybersecurity researcher and writer Kim Crawley delivers a grounded and practical roadmap to cyber resilience in any organization. Offering you the lessons she learned while working for major tech companies like Sophos, AT&T, BlackBerry Cylance, Tripwire, and Venafi, Crawley condenses the essence of business cybersecurity into eight steps. Written to be accessible to non-technical businesspeople as well as security professionals, and with insights from other security industry leaders, this important book will walk you through how to: Foster a strong security culture that extends from the custodial team to the C-suite Build an effective security team, regardless of the size or nature of your business Comply with regulatory requirements, including general data privacy rules and industry-specific legislation Test your cybersecurity, including third-party penetration testing and internal red team specialists Perfect for CISOs, security leaders, non-technical businesspeople, and managers at any level, 8 Steps to Better Security is also a must-have resource for companies of all sizes, and in all industries.

Building Babies Better

Developing a Solid Foundation for Your Child Second Edition

Author: Roxanne Small

Publisher: Trafford Publishing


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 164

View: 678

Building Babies Better By Roxanne Small Building Babies Better presents a framework to aide parents and caregivers in choosing the best activities and environments for their children. The author, a pediatric physical therapist, presents this framework based on prenatal and neonatal concepts learned in her professional and personal experiences with children over the past 30 years. While the main focus of the book is the baby from newborn through the first year of life, sections are included on applying these principles to the toddler/preschool child, adoption and bonding issues, as well as the child with special needs. After presenting an overview of early child development and keys to good sensory-motor development, specific applications are discussed. Each chapter is written with the busy parent in mind, including easy to-follow directions, illustrations and a summary of activities to encourage/avoid at each stage. Whenever possible activities are incorporated into regular daily routines, such as how best to hold your baby, how to make feeding time more effective, and making floor time play more beneficial. This second edition of Building Babies Better includes current research in the field of child development. The extensive notes section at the end of the book allows readers a valuable journey into research that guides good choices in child development. In a world that is exploding with baby gear and items to stimulate baby, Building Babies Better gives parents a tool to evaluate whether these things will have a positive or negative impact on their child. They also learn to evaluate their childs total environment, including vision, hearing, and touch so that they can make their childs environment less stressful. Through Building Babies Better parents discover new ways to interact with their child in a calming, enjoyable way that has a lasting, positive impact. This book is a must read for parents!

Dark Tides

A Novel

Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 937

Named a Best Book of the Month by CNN and MSNBC Named a Most Exciting New Book of Fall by PopSugar #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England. Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favour of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse's poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy—his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Alinor writes to her brother Ned, newly arrived in faraway New England and trying to make a life between the worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move toward inevitable war. Alinor tells him that she knows—without doubt—that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter. Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home

Better Than Halloween

Bright Alternatives for Churches and Children

Author: Nick Harding

Publisher: Church House Publishing


Category: All Saints' Day

Page: 48

View: 991

Helps you to transform 31 October into a Christian-themed event for children aged 5-11. This work includes: an explanation of the origins of Halloween and why many Christians choose not to celebrate it, detailed instructions and practical suggestions for planning and running Bright/Light parties, and a CD-ROM of all the supporting resources.

Better Presentations

A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Author: Jonathan Schwabish

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 684

Whether you are a university professor, researcher at a think tank, graduate student, or analyst at a private firm, chances are that at some point you have presented your work in front of an audience. Most of us approach this task by converting a written document into slides, but the result is often a text-heavy presentation saddled with bullet points, stock images, and graphs too complex for an audience to decipher—much less understand. Presenting is fundamentally different from writing, and with only a little more time, a little more effort, and a little more planning, you can communicate your work with force and clarity. Designed for presenters of scholarly or data-intensive content, Better Presentations details essential strategies for developing clear, sophisticated, and visually captivating presentations. Following three core principles—visualize, unify, and focus—Better Presentations describes how to visualize data effectively, find and use images appropriately, choose sensible fonts and colors, edit text for powerful delivery, and restructure a written argument for maximum engagement and persuasion. With a range of clear examples for what to do (and what not to do), the practical package offered in Better Presentations shares the best techniques to display work and the best tactics for winning over audiences. It pushes presenters past the frustration and intimidation of the process to more effective, memorable, and persuasive presentations.

Better Homes & Gardens Perennial Gardening

Author: Better Homes & Gardens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 450

Perennials are permanent fixtures in most home gardens, making this complete guide a perfect fit for any home gardener's library. This book will be a comprehensive and accessible reference for planning, planting, and caring for the most popular perennial plants, from the common hibiscus and peony, to new, must-grow varieties. With an easy-to-navigate package, in-depth coverage of basic techniques, and up-to-date information on new varieties and trends, it is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels, from novice to expert. Filled with colorful diagrams, helpful checklists that make shopping and planning a breeze, and easy-to-follow directions for all kinds of projects, it's the perfect guide to planning and maintaining a beautiful home garden, year after year. Chapters will include a primer on understanding perennials, guidance on selecting the best perennials for your region and situation, inspirational ideas for design, including color combinations and plant pairings. An entire chapter of plant-by-numbers plans will provide step-by-step guidance and inspiration for home garden designs. Special features include lists of top perennial plants and at-a-glance seasonal maintenance charts. More than 700 gorgeous color photos throughout, including a plant encyclopedia that features hundreds of perennials, categorized for convenience.

They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves

The History and Politics of Alien Abduction

Author: Bridget Brown

Publisher: NYU Press


Category: History

Page: 247

View: 680

Since its emergence in the 1960s, belief in alien abduction has saturated popular culture, with the ubiquitous image of the almond-eyed alien appearing on everything from bumper stickers to bars of soap. Drawing on interviews with alleged abductees from the New York area, Bridget Brown suggests a new way for people to think about the alien phenomenon, one that is concerned not with establishing whether aliens actually exist, but with understanding what belief in aliens in America may tell us about our changing understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves looks at how the belief in abduction by extraterrestrials is constituted by and through popular discourse and the images provided by print, film, and television. Brown contends that the abduction phenomenon is symptomatic of a period during which people have come to feel increasingly divested of the ability to know what is real or true about themselves and the world in which they live. The alien abduction phenomenon helps us think about how people who feel left out create their own stories and fashion truths that square with their own experience of the world.

Breeding Better Bees

Author: John E. Dews

Publisher: WritersPrintShop


Category: Nature

Page: 80

View: 387

The rationale behind a bee breeding programme for improvement of honeybee colonies is given together with a detailed description of simplified morphometric techniques which can be used to identify honeybee races or sub species. These techniques also indicate whether the breeder queen bee will breed true. The new edition includes an introduction to bee breeding as a means of controlling Varroa and a guide to computer-based record keeping.

How Can Man Die Better

The Secrets of Isandlwana Revealed

Author: Mike Snook

Publisher: Frontline Books


Category: History

Page: 288

View: 711

This chronicle of the first battle in the Anglo-Zulu War is “the most powerful and moving modern account of the great Zulu epic that I have ever read” (Richard Holmes, historian and author of The Age of Wonder). On January 22, 1879, a massive Zulu host attacked the British Army’s 24th Regiment in its encampment at the foot of the mountain of Isandlwana. It was the first major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War and a disastrous defeat for the colonial power. Later that afternoon the victorious Zulus would strike the tiny British garrison at Rorke’s Drift. How Can Man Die Better is a unique analysis of the Battle of Isandlwana, covering the weapons, tactics, terrain, and the intriguing characters who made key military decisions. While much is still unknown about the battle, this work eschews the commonly held perception that the British collapse was sudden and that the 24th Regiment was quickly overwhelmed. Rather, historian Mike Snook argues that there was a protracted and heroic defense against a determined and equally heroic foe. A British Army colonel who served in South Africa, Snook reconstructs the final phase of the battle in a way that has never been attempted before.

Better Beekeeping

The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees

Author: Kim Flottum

Publisher: Quarry Books


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 265

"Better Beekeeping is the most lucid call to action ever written about land-based beekeeping."—Tammy Horn, author of Bees in America and Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market "There are numerous beekeeping books on the shelves that instruct on 'how to,' but Better Beekeeping is a book that explores 'why to,' which is essential for this ever-changing world of beekeeping today."—Jennifer Berry, research coordinator at the University of Georgia's Honey Bee Research Lab, commercial queen and nuc producer, and columnist for Bee Culture magazine Backyard beekeepers everywhere agree: a successful colony is a thing of beauty. Thousands of beekeepers have started beekeeping thanks to Kim Flottum's first book, The Backyard Beekeeper, and they have added to their repertoire of skills with The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook. Now, Better Beekeeping answers the question, "What do I do now that I'm a beekeeper?" This book takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages and learning curves and offers solutions and rewards for keeping bees a better way. Better queens, better winters, better food, and better bees await any beekeeper willing to take on the challenge of having the right number of bees, of the right age, in the right place, in the right condition, at the right time.

Better Britons

Reproduction, Nation, and the Afterlife of Empire

Author: Nadine Attewell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

View: 798

Better Britons charts an innovative approach to the politics of reproduction by reading an array of works and discourses that reflect on the significance of reproductive behaviours for civic, national, and racial identities.

Think Better. Live Better.

5 Steps to Create the Life You Deserve

Author: Francine Huss

Publisher: She Writes Press


Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 638

Francine Huss spent years working with the best and brightest creative professionals to become an expert on the creative process. After she started creating her own miracles, she realized she could help others harness their natural creativity to create the life they deserve. In Think Better. Live Better., Francine shows how the power of creative thinking can produce new results in your life or your business. This book features the Five Step Treatment, a self-talk technique to ➢ Shift from wanting to having, lack to plenty, discouraged to confident ➢ Connect with creativity and new possibilities ➢ Create a thriving mindset that thinks, believes and expects better Your thoughts can produce stress, suffering, loneliness or misfortune. Better thoughts can create confidence, happiness and prosperity. Harness the creativity of your thoughts and shift into a whole new level of personal and professional power. Think Better. Live Better. simplifies timeless proven concepts, making it easy understand how you can work with Life so Life works for you. Live better, dream bigger, and create possibilities you never imagined, even miracles. In the process, you may realize how much your best life matters to a better world.

Living Longer, Living Better

Exploring the Heart-Mind Connection

Author: Lionel H. Opie

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Medical


View: 500

Living Longer: The heart-mind connection is written for all those who strive for optimal long-term health and the maximal functioning of their hearts and minds. Today's problem for the health-conscious individual is information overload - new health studies pour out almost daily from newspapers, radio stations and television networks. Many of the reports are contradictory and often misleading. In this book, Professor Opie sifts through the available information on the vast number of possible health promotion changes, varying from increased exercise to aspirin to green tea, and diets from Atkins to the vegetarian, with the aim of grading the validity of the evidence, asking questions such as, "Just how true are the studies" and "Just how compelling are the facts they claim"? Living Longer guides the reader through this morass of information with the message that just five key steps taken now will promote long-term health benefits for heart and mind and give protection from future heart disease and brain deterioration.

Better Books! Better Readers!

How to Choose, Use, and Level Books for Children in the Primary Grades

Author: Linda Hart-Hewins

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited


Category: Education

Page: 151

View: 374

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, k, p, e, t.

The Problem of Dark-Cutting in Beef

Author: D.E. Hood

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

View: 868

This publication contains the proceedings of a seminar 'The problems of dark-cutting in beef' held by the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) at the Commission in Brussels on 7 and 8 October 1980. As part of the CEC programme of coordination of agricultural research, this meeting was organised in the framework of the beef and animal welfare activities by Dr. D.E. Hood and Dr. P.V. Tarrant, Meat Research Department, An Faras Taluntais. Dunsinea, Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland. The proceedings, edited by the organisers assisted by Janssen Services, 33a, High Street, Chislehurst, Kent, UK, provide an authoritative text-book on this important aspect of meat technology. Reduction of pre-slaughter stress and improvement in carcass and meat quality is becoming increasingly important in the international meat trade. This results in particular from growing consumer concern about the welfare of meat animals during the pre-slaughter period and from specific meat packaging and marketing requirements. Technical development of the beef processing industry is dependent on a uniformly high level of meat quality in the raw material.