Half Empty

Half Empty
Author: David Rakoff
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-21
ISBN 10: 9780385533690
ISBN 13: 0385533691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half Empty Book Review:

In this deeply smart and sneakily poignant collection of essays, the bestselling author of Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable makes an inspired case for always assuming the worst—because then you’ll never be disappointed. Whether he’s taking on pop culture phenomena with Oscar Wilde-worthy wit or dealing with personal tragedy, Rakoff’s sharp observations and humorist’s flair for the absurd will have you positively reveling in the untapped power of negativity.

Half Empty, Half Full

Half Empty, Half Full
Author: Susan C. Vaughan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028595879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The author, a renowned research psychoanalyst, challenges the idea that optimism is genetic, arguing instead that experiences in the first three years of life often shape the neural pathways in the brain.

The Glass Half-Empty

The Glass Half-Empty
Author: Rodrigo Aguilera
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 1912248816
ISBN 13: 9781912248810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Half-Empty Book Review:

Despite the doom and gloom of financial crises, global terrorism, climate collapse, and the rise of the far-right, a number of leading intellectuals (Steven Pinker, Hans Rosling, Johan Norberg, and Matt Ridley, among others) have been arguing in recent years that the world is getting better and better. But this “progress narrative” is little more than a very conservative defence of the capitalist status quo. At a time when liberal democracy appears incapable of stemming the tide of the far-right populism, and when laissez-faire capitalism is ill-equipped to deal with socio-economic problems like climate change, inequality, and the future of wok, the real advocates of progress are those willing to challenge these established paradigms. The Glass Half-Empty argues that, without criticising the systems of capitalism, the changes needed to make a better world will always fall short of our expectations. The "progress narrative" needs to be challenged before we stumble into a potentially catastrophic future, despite having the means to build a truly better world.

Half Empty

Half Empty
Author: Catherine Bybee
Publsiher: Center Point
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 9781643583488
ISBN 13: 1643583484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Trina Petrov's marriage-by-contract was only meant to be temporary. But when tragedy strikes, Trina is left one of the wealthiest women in the world. To recover from the shock, she takes some time off in Italy, swearing not to fall for any men while there. But that doesn't mean she can't fall for anyone on the trip home . . .

Half Empty, Or Half Full?

Half Empty, Or Half Full?
Author: Phillips Talbot
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1969
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105049186344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Half Empty

Half Empty
Author: David Rakoff
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-21
ISBN 10: 0385670311
ISBN 13: 9780385670319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half Empty Book Review:

The inimitably witty David Rakoff, This American Life stalwart and bestselling author, looks at the modern world and his own life in defense of the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst. In this deeply funny memoir, David Rakoff examines his own life and the realities of our sunny, gosh-everyone-can-be-a-star contemporary culture. He finds that, pretty much as a universal rule, the best is not yet to come, adversity will triumph, justice will not be served, and your dreams won't come true. Although David has a long-nurtured abhorrence of "inspirational" memoirs, much of the book recounts his own personal experiences: the moment when being a tiny child no longer meant adults found him charming but instead meant other children found him a fun target; the late evening in Manhattan when he was young and the city seemed to brim with such possibility that the street shimmered in the moonlight — as he drew closer he realized the streets actually shimmered with rats in a feeding frenzy. He also weaves in his brand of acute and Oscar Wilde-worthy cultural criticism (the sad state of the outdated "House of Tomorrow" at Disneyland, for one). It all adds up to proof of the proposition: Always be a pessimist, and you'll never be disappointed. From the Hardcover edition.

Half Full Or Half Empty?

Half Full Or Half Empty?
Author: Gussy Knott
Publsiher: Righter Bookstore
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2008-09
ISBN 10: 1934936138
ISBN 13: 9781934936139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gussy Knott's second book about her life and her Christian Faith told in her unique style of narrative and poetry.

The Half-Empty Heart

The Half-Empty Heart
Author: Alan Downs, Ph.D.
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429973144
ISBN 13: 1429973145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Half-Empty Heart Book Review:

Finally, a book of insightful and practical advice for the millions of people suffering from low-grade depression, also known as dysthymia or chronic discontent Frustrated. Stressed. Irritable. Discouraged. Cynical. Fed up. These are among the feelings experienced by millions of people. Whether they realize it or not, their feelings are not caused by a negative attitude, a lack of gratitude, or laziness. Rather, these feelings are among the symptoms of a condition called dysthymia, also known as chronic discontent or low-grade depression. It blocks feelings of happiness, contentment, and passion, leaving emptiness, a lack of meaning, and despair. This powerful and practical book explains how this condition takes hold—and presents simple yet profound ways to overcome it once and for all. Using anecdotes from his private practice as well as insightful questions and exercises, psychotherapist Alan Downs, Ph.D., shines light into the dark corners of this isolating and debilitating condition and includes a five-week program to help you feel good again. Not a superficial, magic-bullet approach, The Half-Empty Heart is a probing, honest book that offers a path to meaningful change. The path begins here.

Is Your Glass Half Empty?

Is Your Glass Half Empty?
Author: James Roy
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2011-05
ISBN 10: 1456765426
ISBN 13: 9781456765422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? Reflections on Translation Theory and Practice in Brazil

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? Reflections on Translation Theory and Practice in Brazil
Author: Alice Leal
Publsiher: Frank & Timme GmbH
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 3732900681
ISBN 13: 9783732900688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? Reflections on Translation Theory and Practice in Brazil Book Review:

This book offers an unprecedented look into the field of translation studies (TS) in Brazil, placing emphasis both on the conflict theory vs. practice and on the reception of poststructuralist thought. The implied debate between the voices heard in the book represents a wide-ranging spectrum of viewpoints not only in TS in Brazil, but also in the humanities in general. Addressing issues such as the institutionalisation of translation, the aim of translation theory and translator training, the impact of poststructuralist thought on TS and the role of multilingualism in the area, this work offers an overview of the field of TS today, while proposing new strategies for translators and translation scholars that go beyond the conflicts between theory and practice and between structuralism and poststructuralism.

Glass Half-Empty, Glass Half-Full

Glass Half-Empty, Glass Half-Full
Author: Chris Mitchell
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2005-07-21
ISBN 10: 1446264009
ISBN 13: 9781446264003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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`Chris Mitchell was 20 when he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Both his academic success and the horrendous bullying he suffered highlight the mixed blessings of mainstream education for a child with Asperger syndrome. While his eventual success is heartwarming, from today's understanding of Asperger, the ignorance and hostility Mitchell faced throughout his early life are shocking' - TES Extra for Special Needs 'This autobiographical account of a young man's discovery that Asperger's syndrome could explain his early problems and provide light at the end of the tunnel, is both insightful and inspiring. Parents of children with Asperger's syndrome and also older "aspies" will profit from Chris's hard won experience' - Dyslexia Contact '[This] is a straightforward read, full of concrete examples of how Asperger's syndrome affects the individual but at the same time acknowledging that every individual is different. Having experienced first-hand the vulnerability of the adolescent with Asperger's syndrome, desperate to make connections with those around him but constantly being knocked back, I was delighted to read about the friendships [Chris Mitchell] eventually establishes when he takes the brave decision to make contacts through the web and sets out on his travels. I would particularly recommend this book to those with little knowledge of Asperger's syndrome, especially for anyone involved in helping those with a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome through further education' - British Journal of Special Education `This book is a 'must-read' for any parents of children with Aspergers syndrome and also older aspies themselves. They will be able to relate to the slightly quirky writing style and profit from Chris's hard won experience. These children are so individualistic and often isolated from like minds, so the book will provide some solace that there are other people like them' - Judith Stansfield, Chair North Richmondshire Community Partnership SEN ICT Consultant NASEN ICT Group BDACC Reviews and Literature Editor `This book shows how one individual with very severe handicaps due to Asperger's Syndrome won through in the end and achieved despite such a poor beginning. This is a book which should be read by anyone who has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or feels he or she might have this condition' - Dr L F Lowenstein, National Association Gifted Children Newsletter 'This is an unusual book in that it is written by a man where most autobiographical books about autism are written by women. It is both very readable and well-written, with a detached an honest account of his childhood, family life and life prior to diagnosis. He gets on well with his family, and they are happy that he has written this book, and happy with the book, despite some implied criticism of how they brought him up. Indeed, it comes across as less aggressive than some accounts, so it is particularly insightful for parents and other empathotypicals who might find more black-and-white descriptions of their mistakes hurtful. As with every book written by someone on the spectrum that I have seen, it is a short book, giving a snapshot of his difficulties and joys before and also after his diagnosis, giving highlights of specific problems and pleasures. Overall I think it would be a good book for someone who recognises himself in the author, or as a starting point for deepening your understanding of your brother, son or friend, or, if you are already interested in this condition, to broaden your understanding of the ways that it present itself' - Asperger United '[A]n especially uplifting read for a young person or adult newly diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrom. It also would help those unfamiliar with Asperger's Syndrome to understand the condition much better' - REACH This gripping and at times astonishing story will be inspirational to all adults either facing Asperger's Syndrome personally or interacting with someone who has been diagnosed. In his own imitable style, Chris Mitchell describes his life before and after diagnosis with Asperger's Syndrome. We follow Chris through primary and secondary school, where his lack of social interaction and anger continually land him in trouble, and where he is bullied for being different. Only his excellent memory and specialist interests enable him to continue, and pass his GCSEs and a GNVQ in Media Studies. At university he is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Suddenly his life makes more sense, and his self-awareness means his self-confidence returns, resulting in world travel, a Masters qualification in Information and Library Management and finally, acceptance. Chris Mitchell is a Records Assistant at Durham County Record Office, and also does public speaking on the subject of Asperger's Syndrome.

The Half Empty Glass On Cedarcrest Road

The Half Empty Glass On Cedarcrest Road
Author: Caroline Christian
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2013-03-18
ISBN 10: 1481723375
ISBN 13: 9781481723374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Half Empty Glass On Cedarcrest Road Book Review:

So you tell someone you're having a bad day and they respond with "Oh, don't worry. Things will get better." Don't you just want to haul off and smack them? What you really want to do is take their happy-doodle attitude and stick it where the sun don't shine. Well, let them live in my shoes for just one week, let alone seven years. Seven years living at this house on Cedarcrest Road was no paradise. I was always someone who looked on the bright side of everything. I always looked at the 'glass as being half full' until I lived on Cedarcrest Road.

Simon Sez: a Glass Half Full, or Half Empty, Still Has Enough Left for a Drink

Simon Sez: a Glass Half Full, or Half Empty, Still Has Enough Left for a Drink
Author: James W Haworth
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-12-23
ISBN 10: 1468531034
ISBN 13: 9781468531039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simon Sez: a Glass Half Full, or Half Empty, Still Has Enough Left for a Drink Book Review:

"Each day, I look forward to Jim's unique perspectives on life and its challenges. Without question, his sayings leave me pondering his points and always put a smile on my face. I enjoy reading parts of his books to my children. Thomas Schleeter, MD, FACC, Cardiologist Thank you for sharing your wit and wisdom. I enjoy reading about things that, I too, have thought of many times before; however, you put in perspective, life's ups and downs, and how we all may be able to look at things with a little more wit and wisdom. Sherry Reckas, Circle City Reporting, Indianapolis "A modern day James Whitcomb Riley, who uses wisdom, philosophy and commentary on things mundane or spiritual to spread his view of life and how to live it well. Margaret Bakker, retired teacher, and musician "Thought provoking... sometimes funny...sometimes sad, a source of comfort or confirmation, but always entertaining. Sandra K Knapp, USA Gymnastics "These thoughts might even be the key to a happier life" Morton Tavel, MD, FACC, Cardiologist

Half Full

Half Full
Author: Mina Parker
Publsiher: Conari Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781609255541
ISBN 13: 1609255542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half Full Book Review:

Half Full is an invitation to take a pause. To sit still for a minute, put your feet up, and drink in the words and pictures that can replenish your soul and help you to recognize your many blessings. With 42 photographs of everyday objects looked at from different angles, plus quirky, original meditations about looking on the lighter side. These mini essays are based on quotations from wise teachers throughout history such as Helen Keller, Dolly Parton, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Emily Dickinson, Katharine Hepburn, and the author's great-grandmother. And each and every one includes a tidbit of food for thought, a piece of advice, or something to do, such as 'Look for an opportunity in a difficulty that's been dogging you.' Isn't it time to give up that half-empty glass?

A Glass Half Full, a Glass Half Empty

A Glass Half Full, a Glass Half Empty
Author: Deborah R. Hensler
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105061974916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Half Full Half Empty Which One Are You?

Half Full Half Empty Which One Are You?
Author: Tyra Dean-Ousley
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798668971206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half Full Half Empty Which One Are You? Book Review:

This devotion Half Full Half Empty was birthed and created during the COVID-19, 2020 crisis. We were facing an invisible virus that had taken out several across the globe and then a distrust was felt across the United States when the death of a black man promoted protesters to protest but led to days of looting and destruction in communities who are under-served with food deserts, pharmacies and lack economic development. I pray as you are reading this book that you will garner tools assist you in facing pandemics that result as a casualty of life and that you will be empowered to face the pandemic whether its physically or spiritually holding on to God's unchanging hand (Romans 8:35-39). Good things are birth out of pandemics, epidemics, or any other life crisis. Just remember God has not forgotten about you. 2 Corinthians 2:14 God causes you to triumph in all things. Dry your eyes and look to the hills which comes your help. Your right now help comes from the Lord. LEAP! A Servant Advancing the Kingdom of God, Dr. Tyra L. Dean-Ousley

Glass Half Full

Glass Half Full
Author: Sarah Jane Butfield
Publsiher: Rukia Publishing
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2014-01-03
ISBN 10: 1493773534
ISBN 13: 9781493773534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Half Full Book Review:

Is the glass half empty or half full? Sometimes life influences our view, and alters our perception. Life changing events, up to 1997, almost destroyed me. At my lowest point, I met Nigel. He helped me to discover how a positive attitude can change everything. This new positive approach helps me to perceive my glass as half full, together we live life to the full. With good times ahead of us as a family, we made the biggest and most difficult decision of our lives; part of our family would immigrate to Australia. We lived the Australian dream; embracing the adventure until adversity came to test us. A sequence of life changing events including, a close family bereavement, PTSD following a road rage car accident and the shock of losing our home during the Brisbane floods tested us on many levels. Follow our journey into happy, sad and challenging times. What does it takes to survive, when the odds are stacked against you. Do you fight back, and if so at what cost physically and emotionally? Could we maintain our positivity and family values against the odds? A true story.

Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?

Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?
Author: Kalpana Kochhar
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781513553337
ISBN 13: 151355333X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? Book Review:

This paper examines water challenges, a growing global concern with adverse economic and social consequences, and discusses economic policy instruments. Water subsidies provided through public utilities are estimated at about $456 billion or 0.6 percent of global GDP in 2012. The paper suggests that getting economic incentives right, notably by reforming water pricing, can go a long way towards encouraging more efficient water use and supporting needed investment, while enabling policies that protect the poor. It also discusses pricing reform options and emphasizes an integrated and holistic approach to manage water, going beyond the water sector itself. The IMF can play a helpful role in ensuring that macroeconomic policies are conducive to sound water management.

The Pan-African Parliament

The Pan-African Parliament
Author: Gerhard Hugo
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 10
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105132885901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Half Empty Or Half Full?

Half Empty Or Half Full?
Author: Nihon Kokusai Kōryū Sentā
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 87
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105082050688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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