Self-working Card Tricks

Author: Karl Fulves,Joseph K. Schmidt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486233345

Category: Games

Page: 113

View: 7539


72 spectacular and entertaining tricks: card locations, coincidence tricks, mental magic with cards, tricks with double endings, tricks with two decks, predictions, tricks with borrowed decks, trick poker deals. Easy-to-learn, clearly illustrated, these tricks produce spectacular effects with a minimum of practice. 42 illustrations.

Working, Shirking, and Sabotage

Author: John O. Brehm,Scott Gates

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472086122

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 4646


DIVExamines who influences how federal, state, and local bureaucrats allocate their efforts /div

Religiosity, Superstitious Beliefs and Mental Health of Working and Non-Working Women

Author: Dr. Charulata Sitaram Pradhan

Publisher: Ashok Yakkaldevi

ISBN: 171679160X

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Introduction In the past years there has been a change from negative attitudes in psychology, concerning religion, to the identification of more positive relations between religion and different aspects of mental health. Recent research proves that some forms of religiosity are associated with low levels of depression (McCullough and Larson, 1999), a personal well-being (Koenig, 2001), positive social attitudes (Baton et. al, 1993), a low risk of divorce and an increase in the degree of marital functionality (Mahoney, Pargament, Tarakeshwar and Swank, 2001). Tsang and McCullough (2003) present religiosity as a relevant construct for positive psychology because some forms of religiosity correlate significantly with physical and mental health, tolerance, pro-social behaviour and positive interpersonal relationships.

Not Working

Author: David G. Blanchflower

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691181241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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A candid assessment of why the job market is not as healthy as we think Don't trust low unemployment numbers as proof that the labor market is doing fine—it isn't. Not Working is about those who can’t find full-time work at a decent wage—the underemployed—and how their plight is contributing to widespread despair, a worsening drug epidemic, and the unchecked rise of right-wing populism. In this revelatory and outspoken book, David Blanchflower draws on his acclaimed work in the economics of labor and well-being to explain why today's postrecession economy is vastly different from what came before. He calls out our leaders and policymakers for failing to see the Great Recession coming, and for their continued failure to address one of the most unacknowledged social catastrophes of our time. Blanchflower shows how many workers are underemployed or have simply given up trying to find a well-paying job, how wage growth has not returned to prerecession levels despite rosy employment indicators, and how general prosperity has not returned since the crash of 2008. Standard economic measures are often blind to these forgotten workers, which is why Blanchflower practices the "economics of walking about"—seeing for himself how ordinary people are faring under the recovery, and taking seriously what they say and do. Not Working is his candid report on how the young and the less skilled are among the worst casualties of underemployment, how immigrants are taking the blame, and how the epidemic of unhappiness and self-destruction will continue to spread unless we deal with it.

America's Working Man

Author: David Halle

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022622936X

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

View: 1848


“An unusually deep and wide-ranging study” by a sociologist who spent years listening to and living among workers at a New Jersey chemical plant (Journal of American Studies). Over a period of six years during the late 1970s, at factory and warehouse, at the tavern across the road, in their homes and union meetings, on fishing trips and social outings, David Halle talked and listened to workers of an automated chemical plant in New Jersey’s industrial heartland—white, male, and mostly Catholic. He has emerged with an unusually comprehensive and convincingly realistic picture of blue-collar life in America during this era. Throughout the book, Halle illustrates his analysis with excerpts of workers’ views on everything from strikes, class consciousness, politics, job security, and toxic chemicals to marriage, betting on horses, God, home-ownership, drinking, adultery, the Super Bowl, and life after death. Halle challenges the stereotypes of the blue-collar mentality and provides a detailed, in-depth portrait of one community of workers at a time when it was relatively affluent and secure. “Absorbing reading.”—Business Week

Working Equal

Author: Elizabeth Creamer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135697906

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Working Equal exposes the myth of heroic individualism that is central to contemporary western thought. With more than 35% of full-time faculty with a spouse or partner in the same profession, dual career couples are a growing presence in higher education in the U.S.. This compelling and innovative volume examines and testifies to the contribution of intimate and familial relationships to artistic, literary, and scientific accomplishment. An original study of a growing phenomena in higher education, Working Equal presents a new and invaluable portrait of contemporary faculty life.

A History of the Working Men's College

Author: J F C Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134530838

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Originally published in 1954, this is the first full-length account of the history of the Working Men’s College in St.Pancras, London. One hundred and fifty years on from its foundation in 1854, it is the oldest adult educational institute in the country. Self-governing and self-financing, it is a rich part of London’s social history. The college stands out as a distinctive monument of the voluntary social service founded by the Victorians, unchanged in all its essentials yet adapting itself to the demands of each generation of students and finding voluntary and unpaid teachers to continue its tradition.

Working Together for Children

Author: Gary Walker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826498175

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 4717


A factual and analytical introduction to the systems and processes of multi-agency work with children and families. >