Drop the Ball

Author: Tiffany Dufu

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250071755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 6617


A bold and inspiring memoir and manifesto from a renowned voice in the women's leadership movement who shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. Once the poster girl for doing it all, after she had her first child, Tiffany Dufu struggled to accomplish everything she thought she needed to in order to succeed. Like so many driven and talented women who have been brought up to believe that to have it all, they must do it all, Dufu began to feel that achieving her career and personal goals was an impossibility. Eventually, she discovered the solution: letting go. In Drop the Ball, Dufu recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others—freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home. Even though women are half the workforce, they still represent only eighteen per cent of the highest level leaders. The reasons are obvious: just as women reach middle management they are also starting families. Mounting responsibilities at work and home leave them with no bandwidth to do what will most lead to their success. Offering new perspective on why the women’s leadership movement has stalled, and packed with actionable advice, Tiffany Dufu’s Drop the Ball urges women to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others—only then can they focus on what they truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their real goals, and create the type of rich, rewarding life we all desire.

L2 Figurative Language Teaching

Author: Ioannis Galantomos

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527574938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

View: 6846


During L2 vocabulary instruction, figurative language frustrates even highly proficient users who find it difficult to cope with non-literal expressions, such as metaphors, metonymies, and idioms. Given that figurative language is closely associated with enhanced L2 communicative competence, this volume brings together theory and teaching applications, shedding light on the comprehension and production of figurative language in a foreign language context.

Complete Guide to Kicking & Punting

Author: Brent Grablachoff

Publisher: Kicking World

ISBN: 0988829703

Category:

Page: 145

View: 1900


Coach Brent Grablachoff teaches you the art of kicking and punting in this comprehensive instructional kicking book. Learn a proven step by step process of kicking quality field goals, kickoffs, punts, and onside kicks. Improve your kicking and punting form, technique, and fundamentals. Increase your distance, height, accuracy, and confidence! He teaches you stretches, workouts, and leg speed & strength exercises. Learn new kicking drills, practice routines, recruiting advice, secrets to optimize your equipment, and even tips on mastering the ‘mental game.’ The Complete Guide to Kicking & Punting is the best and most ‘complete’ instructional football kicking book available!

Programming for the Puzzled

Author: Srini Devadas

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262343193

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 4891


Learning programming with one of “the coolest applications around”: algorithmic puzzles ranging from scheduling selfie time to verifying the six degrees of separation hypothesis. This book builds a bridge between the recreational world of algorithmic puzzles (puzzles that can be solved by algorithms) and the pragmatic world of computer programming, teaching readers to program while solving puzzles. Few introductory students want to program for programming's sake. Puzzles are real-world applications that are attention grabbing, intriguing, and easy to describe. Each lesson starts with the description of a puzzle. After a failed attempt or two at solving the puzzle, the reader arrives at an Aha! moment—a search strategy, data structure, or mathematical fact—and the solution presents itself. The solution to the puzzle becomes the specification of the code to be written. Readers will thus know what the code is supposed to do before seeing the code itself. This represents a pedagogical philosophy that decouples understanding the functionality of the code from understanding programming language syntax and semantics. Python syntax and semantics required to understand the code are explained as needed for each puzzle. Readers need only the rudimentary grasp of programming concepts that can be obtained from introductory or AP computer science classes in high school. The book includes more than twenty puzzles and more than seventy programming exercises that vary in difficulty. Many of the puzzles are well known and have appeared in publications and on websites in many variations. They range from scheduling selfie time with celebrities to solving Sudoku problems in seconds to verifying the six degrees of separation hypothesis. The code for selected puzzle solutions is downloadable from the book's website; the code for all puzzle solutions is available to instructors.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Golf, 2nd Edition

Author: Matthew Rudy,Michelle McGann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101097469

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 2901


This newly revised edition offers advice for beginning and intermediate players on deconstructing their swing, examining their short games, and rethinking technique. From the basic rules of play to the strategy of course management, this indispensable guide covers drills and practices from tees to chip shots, putting essentials, specialty shots, and so much more. All new photographs, designed by instruction experts to show readers swing, technique, grip, and other important points. Full updates on the latest golf equipment and technology. New content on keeping fit and designing workouts to help improve your game.

Golf Rules Illustrated 2012

Author: R&A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0600625222

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 6313


Golf Rules Illustrated 2012 contains every Rule in the world's most popular game, including all the New Rules that come into play in 2012 that are valid to the end of 2015. Fully redesigned for ease of reference, this official publication of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club - the game's ruling body - will help you to better understand the laws of the game, no matter what your level of play. With a quick guide, FAQs and all-new incidents, images and artwork, this clear, detailed book allows you to get to grips quickly and easily with even the most difficult situations.

The Sciences

Author: James Trefil,Robert M. Hazen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119049687

Category: Science

Page: 640

View: 544


This text is an unbound, three hole punched version. The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, Binder Ready Version, 8th Edition by James Trefil and Robert Hazen uses an approach that recognizes that science forms a seamless web of knowledge about the universe. This text fully integrates physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth sciences, and biology and emphasizes general principles and their application to real- world situations. The goal of the text is to help students achieve scientific literacy. Applauded by students and instructors for its easy-to-read style and detail appropriate for non-science majors, the eighth edition has been updated to bring the most up-to-date coverage to the students in all areas of science.

Golf: Steps to Success, 2E

Author: Schempp, Paul G.,Mattsson, Peter

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450450024

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 2401


Golf: Steps to Success, Second Edition, provides step-by-step instruction and full-color photos of golf’s fundamental skills. You first learn the simplest stroke—putting. Then you progress to more challenging shots—chipping, pitching, full swing, trouble shots. There are detailed chapters on the mental game, course management, and practice skills.

365 Weird & Wonderful Science Experiments

Author: Elizabeth Snoke Harris

Publisher: Moondance Press

ISBN: 1633225720

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 1369


There is always time to conduct science experiments, because science never sleeps! 365 Weird & Wonderful Science Experiments gives you a full year of kid-friendly experiments to try alone or supervised. This fact- and fun-filled book of science includes hundreds of simple, kid-tested science experiments. All of which can be done with items from around the house, and require little to no supervision! Whether you're making your own slime, rockets, crystals, and hovercrafts or performing magic (science!) tricks and using science to become a secret agent, this book has something for every type of curious kid. Each experiment features safety precautions, materials needed, step-by-step instructions with illustrations, fun facts, and further explorations. With 365 Weird & Wonderful Science Experiments you will: Create a drinkable rainbow Make a bowling ball float Capture a cloud Build furniture out of newspapers Blow bouncing bubbles that don’t burst Plus 360 other weird and wonderful experiments. Engaging, encouraging, and inspiring, 365 Weird & Wonderful Science Experiments is every budding scientist's go-to, hands-on guide for learning the fundamentals of science and exploring the fascinating world around them, just like a real scientist.