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Half Empty

Half Empty
A Book

by David Rakoff

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2010-09-21
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780385533690
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Glass Half-Empty

The Glass Half-Empty
Debunking the Myth of Progress in the Twenty-First Century

by Rodrigo Aguilera

  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release : 2020-03-10
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 1912248816
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Full

Half Empty, Half Full
Understanding the Psychological Roots of Optimism

by Susan C. Vaughan

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Half Empty

Half Empty
A Book

by David Rakoff

  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release : 2010-09-21
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0385670311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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?
A Collection of Poems

by Ana Monnar

  • Publisher : 1st Book Library
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9781403370136
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A sense of humor twisted or otherwise, makes everything in life more palatable. Sometimes it feels good to say exactly what you think. Fractured Proverbs and Twisted Thoughts is just such an indulgence. Fractured Proverbs and Twisted Thoughts takes an irreverent look at the world around us. Nothing is off limits. Therefore the Proverbs, the words of Willy Shakespeare and others are fair game, as are familiar sayings, phrases from songs, and jingles. When no known phrase was available for some improper tweaking, the labyrinthine twists of the author's mind sprang into creative mode to produce the Twisted Thoughts portion of this book. Since we humans tend to take ourselves and our puny lives too seriously, the intent of Fractured Proverbs and Twisted Thoughts is to evoke a wry smile, a wide grin, or perhaps even out and out laughter. If we are honest, there is an invigorating sense of freedom in stating exactly what we think about any given subject, a person, or a particular event. So feel free to fall in with the rhythm and mindset of this book and indulge in a few Twisted Thoughts of your own.

Half Full Or Half Empty?

Half Full Or Half Empty?
A Book

by Gussy Knott

  • Publisher : Righter Bookstore
  • Release : 2008-09
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 1934936138
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Supportive Guide to Breaking Free from Chronic Discontent: Overcome Low-Grade Depression Once and for All

by Alan Downs, Ph.D.

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2007-04-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781429973144
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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?
Lessons for Project Managers and Their Managers from Thirty Years in the Project Business

by James Roy

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2011-05
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 1456765426
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

by Alice Leal

  • Publisher : Frank & Timme GmbH
  • Release : 2014-06-03
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 3732900681
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
How Asperger's Syndrome Changed My Life

by Chris Mitchell

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2005-07-21
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1446264009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Caroline Christian

  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release : 2013-03-18
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 1481723375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by James W Haworth

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2011-12-23
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1468531034
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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

Is Pandora's Box Half-empty Or Half-full?

Is Pandora's Box Half-empty Or Half-full?
The Limited Virulence of Secessionism and the Domestic Sources of Disintegration

by Stephen M. Saideman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Glass Half-Empty

A Glass Half-Empty
A Book

by Nathan Baine

  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release : 2020-11-12
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 1480899097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Matt is an unemployed loner with an alcohol problem. He spends his days and nights frequenting the same local bar near his apartment in search of his next drink. All is business as usual, until one fateful day when he is forced to come face to face with his own demons, love, lust, and a jukebox. The bar is a playground for the local patrons, each wondering how they got there and if they’ll ever leave. Along Matt’s journey, his fellow bar mates—as well as a burgeoning love interest—guide Matt through a hectic day in his neighborhood pub that changes everything. A Glass Half-Empty rings with as much brutal truth as an alcoholic’s recovery memoir. Matt’s attachment to alcohol isn’t just a substance dependency but a way of life, involving emotional connections to a community, even if that community is self-destructive. Now, Matt must navigate his life and control his addiction all while clinging to the company of friends.

Half Empty, Or Half Full?

Half Empty, Or Half Full?
Impressions of India Revisited

by Phillips Talbot

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Glass Half Full, a Glass Half Empty

A Glass Half Full, a Glass Half Empty
The Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Mass Personal Injury Litigation

by Deborah R. Hensler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Half Full

Half Full
Meditations on Hope, Optimism and the Things that Matter

by Mina Parker

  • Publisher : Conari Press
  • Release : 2006-09-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781609255541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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?

Glass Half Empty?

Glass Half Empty?
Year 1 Progress Toward Resolving Drinking Water Advisories in Nine First Nations in Ontario

by Jessica Lukawiecki

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9781988424033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Glass Half Empty? ... Or Half Full?

A Glass Half Empty? ... Or Half Full?
A Children's Book for Grown-Ups

by Dan Schuck

  • Publisher : Bookbaby
  • Release : 2018-05-12
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781543930306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The question of Pessimism vs. Optimism is often misunderstood, or worse yet, misinterpreted. But by taking a childlike and playful approach, we can explore one of humankind's most ancient riddles and learn some of the deeper lessons that The Question can teach each of us.The Question exists, in some form, in every language across the globe, and its origins are as ancient as the human spirit. But does this simple question really tell us if one is a Pessimist or an Optimist? Can we use The Question to help us with finding balance, managing stress, and enjoying life? Using humor and innocence, this book provides us the opportunity to determine the fullness of our own glass, and how to apply it to our daily lives.

The Pan-African Parliament

The Pan-African Parliament
Is the Glass Half-full Or Half-empty?

by Gerhard Hugo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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