The Sweet Spot

Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to—the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.   Not long ago, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and a speaker, writer, and […]

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Enhancing the Regulatory Decision-Making Approval Process for Direct Food Ingredient Technologies

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Food Forum was established in 1993 to allow science and technology leaders in the food industry, top administrators in the federal government, representatives from consumer interest groups, and academicians to discuss and debate food and food safety issues openly and in a neutral setting. The Forum provides a mechanism for […]

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Empowerment Groups for Academic Success: An Innovative Approach to Prevent High School Failure for At-Risk, Urban African (Extended DISCUSSION)

Twenty-first-century urban schools face unique challenges in being culturally responsive and providing quality education to culturally diverse and low-income students. The academic achievement gap for low-income and ethnic youth poses the need for new and innovative interventions by educational institutions. School counselors are in a unique position in schools to assume leadership roles in reducing […]

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It’s Complicated

What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, […]

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Judgment and Decision Making at Work

Employees are constantly making decisions and judgments that have the potential to affect themselves, their families, their work organizations, and on some occasion even the broader societies in which they live. A few examples include: deciding which job applicant to hire, setting a production goal, judging one’s level of job satisfaction, deciding to steal from […]

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The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

How both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post-truth world In a world where fake news stories change election outcomes, has rationality become futile? In The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, Eugenia Cheng throws a lifeline to readers drowning in the illogic of contemporary life. Cheng is a […]

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A Strategy for Using Multicriteria Analysis in Decision-Making

This book develops a complete strategy for decision-making, with the full participation of the decision-maker and utilizing continuous feedback. It introduces the use of the very well-known and proven methodology, linear programming, but specially adapted for this purpose. For this, it incorporates a method to include subjective concepts, as well as the possibility of working […]

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Responding to Terror: The Impact of September 11 on K-12 Schools and Schools’ Responses (Author Abstract)

Eighty-nine school counselors and related helping professionals were surveyed regarding the impact on students and staff in K-12 schools regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks. High levels of student distress were found immediately following September 11, with substantially less distress evident 6 weeks later. Schools responded to the events by taking a variety of actions […]

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Love 2.0

We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab, Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable […]

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