Learning to Think Korean
By L. Robert Kohls
Kohls shares a feast of Korean culture: a ricebowl of history and tradition complimented by an array of spicy tidbits that capture the reader's attention like a mouthful of kimchi. Based on personal experience, he provides critical incidents that explore the more puzzling aspects of Korean culture. Kohls explores Korean values-traditional values, value changes over the past forty years and projected values for the early decades of the twenty-first century. He is equally insightful when it comes to discussing the cultural patterns and practices of the workplace. He takes on management style, personal issues, networking and "pull," negotiating style, persistence, key Korean business relations and more. To a greater extent than most other Asisan countries, Korea adheres to the traditional collectivist and Confucian traits of harmony, hierarchy, ingroups/outgroups, status, and proper behavior. According to Kohls, these traits plus the more Westernized values of the younger generations and the veneer of modern urban savvy surface in surprising combinations in personal and workplace relationships-often where they are least expected.
The Little Book of Peace
By Susan Jeffers
Drawn from Jeffers' bestselling End the Struggle and Dance with Life, this little book contains essential advice and tips to heal the spirit. The inspirational and practical guidance will help to ensure that you feel calmer, more in control, and ready to fill your life with joy and abundance. It will make a perfect little gift book.
The Latino Patient
By Nilda Chong
By 2030 Latinos will comprise roughly 20 percent of the population of the United States. Growing numbers of health professionals are realizing the importance of understanding Latino cultural values as they impact the clinical encounter. Such knowledge can enhance their ability to communicate with and treat Latina patients effectively and respectfully. The Latino Patient provides an in-depth exploration of Latino diversity, relevant cultural values, health status, beliefs, and practices; and effective communication strategies. The author has developed an original, practice-oriented model that leads the reader from greeting the patient to ultimately negotiating treatment. The book is hands-on and provides numerous vignettes gleaned from the author's experience. The Latino Patient should be high-priority reading for physicians, nurses, physician's assistants, therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers and other clinicians.
Life Choices, Life Changes
By Dina Glouberman
Everything we create in life begins as an image in the mind, whether it's a passionate affair or a new business venture. But the power of images goes well beyond illustrating the 'germ of an idea'; used in its full capacity, it has the potential to transform us all. In her bestselling classic LIFE CHOICES, LIFE CHANGES, Dr Dina Glouberman explains how each of us can use the incredibly effective practice of imagework as a self-help tool to uncover our own personal vision for changing our life for the better. Her innovative approach synthesises imagery, visualisation and counselling techniques, and provides the practical techniques for understanding where we are now in our life, and how to get to where we want to be. Infinitely applicable to all areas of life - from self-image, relationships and health to work and managing money, it is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to make the best of themselves.
Living in the USA
By Alison R. Lanier, Jef Davis
As William Gay, distinguished adviser to the last edition, so aptly notes, the United States is "a country that is never what you think it is." Since that edition was introduced nearly ten years ago, the country has been struggling with troubling, divisive events and issues, especially the September 11, 2001, attacks and the resulting War on Terror. Despite these extraordinary times, the United States still holds promise and opportunity for those who take the time to understand it. Jef Davis, a seasoned interculturalist and long-time adviser to international travelers, had succeeded as few could in creating an important new version of Living in the U.S.A. that will guide you through the confusing, conflicted, exciting country and its diverse population at an extraordinary time in history. New material and significantly revised chapters help you understand: American Cultures, such as sections on African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native peoples, retirees, gays and lesbians and the disables, underscoring the incredible diversity of culture and values that comprise the American population; Twenty-First Century Issues, for example the continued rise in religious fundamentalism in the U.S. and abroad and the tension between security and personal liberties; Getting Here and Getting Settled, including security at the airport and elsewhere and new and trying immigration regulations. Short-term visitors to the U.S. will find advice for surviving customs and immigration, finding as apartment, doing business, obtaining health care, and navigating the supermarket, bank, and post office. If you plan to stay longer, you will find practical pointers for getting along at work, school, and at home; buying a house; making and keeping American friends; and understanding dominant American values in a diverse and complex society.Living in the U.S.A. is a comprehensive guide to attitudes, customs, manners and daily life in the United States.
Life Is Huge!
By Susan Jeffers
In this inspiring collection of warm, witty and wise essays, bestselling self-help author Susan Jeffers captures the experiences, situations and emotions that make up all our lives.The essays all stand on their own and are purposely presented in a random fashion... so that, just like life itself, you never know what's coming next. You can move through from beginning to end. Or open the book at any point and be surprised at what you find. Or look at the contents and pick the titles that appeal to you at that particular moment. The simple but profound truths contained in this book, with all Susan Jeffers' trademark warmth and enthusiasm, will make you think, make you laugh, make you cry, make you reach out... and much more. Indeed, life is infinitely varied, surprising - and definitely huge!
The Low GI Diet
By Anthony Leeds, Professor Jennie Brand Miller
Forget Atkins. Low-GI eating has now become established as the biggest and healthiest new diet trend. From the original team who brought us THE NEW GLUCOSE REVOLUTION, here is a simple twelve-week diet action plan which shows you exactly how to switch to a low GI lifestyle.The science behind this series has turned around the way people view dieting and carbohydrates. This book presents the principles of low-GI eating in an easy-to-understand diet. There are delicious recipes and meal plans to help you choose the best foods, plus exercise suggestions and regular progress checks to inspire and reward. The six months ahead are often the make-or-break months for weight loss, so the authors look in detail at this time and provide encouraging targets and case studies.Simple and lasting, this is the perfect diet book for those wishing to adopt - and stick to - the low-GI lifestyle.
The Life Audit
By Caroline Righton
How much time do you spend dreaming about the things you would love to do - just as soon as you've got the things you HAVE to do out of the way?Whether you just want to make more time in your life, or plan a whole new way ahead, The Life Audit helps you ask the big questions about the direction your life is taking and provides the clear focus you need to take stock of where you are now, fast track towards your chosen goals - and arrive where you were always meant to be. It offers a simple technique for working out what you do with your time and how you can make every moment work for you. You can use the system for whichever crossroads in life you have reached, from student days through mid-life to retirement. It's simple and it really works. Packed with great advice and real-life success stories, The Life Audit is set to turn your life around. Make your first big choice and open the door to the life you want.
By The Lance Armstrong Foundation
Since the now-ubiquitous LIVESTRONG wristbands became available in May 2004, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, founded by cancer survivor and cycling champion Lance Armstrong, has raised more than $50 million for cancer survivorship programmes. Here for the first time is a collection of the voices and personal stories of a range of cancer survivors. There is Mike, a male survivor of breast cancer, who talks about gender stereotypes and genetic testing. Eric, the father of a five-year old brain tumour survivor, recalls how friends and strangers helped his family with financial issues and how the experience brought him and his wife closer together. From cancer's effect on a marriage, to coping with grief; from financial and work struggles to insight into how cancer can change the parent-child relationship irrevocably, this reassuring, poignant and ultimately uplifting book sheds light on all aspects of living with and after cancer.
La Bella Figura
By Beppe Severgnini
'First of all, let's get one thing straight. Your Italy and out Italia are not the same thing. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages such as hills in the sunset, olive groves, white wine and raven haired girls. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze. It's alluring but complicated. In Italia you can go round and round in circles for years. Which of course, is great fun.' Beppe Severgnini was The Economist's Italian correspondent for ten years. A huge Anglophile as well as an astute observer of his countrymen, he's the perfect companion for this hilarious tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors - la bella figura - and uncovers the far more complex, paradoxical true self. Alongside the historic cities and glorious countryside, there'll be stops at the places where the Italians reveal themselves in all their authentic, maddening glory: the airport, the motorway and the living room. Ten days, thirty places. From north to south, from food to politics, from saintliness to sexuality. This witty and beguiling examination will help you understand why Italy, as Beppe says, 'can have you fuming and then purring in the space of a hundred metres or ten minutes.'
Love As A Way of Life
By Gary Chapman
At home, at work or with friends, the quality of our relationships defines who we are, and can govern our happiness, success and personal fulfilment. Gary Chapman, author of the multi-million bestseller THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, shows how we can improve all our relationships - with friends, partners, family, colleagues, even strangers - by understanding the simple secrets of love. By placing the seven essential characteristics of love - kindness, patience, forgiveness, humility, courtesy, giving and honesty - at the centre of your life, you will find your relationships transformed, everyday struggles relieved and sense of happiness and purpose enhanced.
By Lauren Luke
'I just love colour! I have always been excited by colourful make-up and the endless amount of different looks you can create with it. I love the way it can bring out the best in everyone.'Lauren Luke is an internet phenomenon. Her make-up tutorials, filmed in her bedroom in South Shields near Newcastle, have attracted a staggering 36 million [and counting...] hits on YouTube. Growing up, Lauren had a tough time at school and began experimenting with makeup to fit in. And so began a lifelong love affair with cosmetics and the art of transformation. One day she decided to share her passion with friends online and became a sensation.The great thing about Lauren is she is just an ordinary 27 year old woman - but arm her with a glittery eye shadow and a shimmer lip-gloss and she can show you how to show off your best features or recreate Cheryl Cole or Leona Lewis' latest look in ten minutes flat. Everyone has bits they love about their face, and other parts they'd rather conceal, and Lauren will show you how to make the most of what you've got.Just like sitting down with your best friend for a makeover session, Lauren's book is brimming with fresh ideas and packed with insider beauty tips and tricks of the trade.
Loving Against the Odds
By Rob Parsons
Here is a book for all couples - those with strong marriages who want to protect their relationship, those going through difficult times, and those considering marriage.With humour and honesty it deals with issues that are relevant to every marriage, including; communicating more effectively, over coming financial pressure, why interest in sex sometimes dies, the affair, and dealing with conflict.
Live Ethically: Teach Yourself
By Mac Bride
Is this the right book for me?Live Ethically will clear a path through the minefield of information available on green issues and give you everything you need to know in order to make informed choices about the goods, services and products you use on a daily basis. Designed for anyone who wants to live more responsibly without huge effort or cost, it is a realistic guide to understanding the issues surrounding every area of consumer life, from clothing and food to energy saving and environmentally friendly travel. Each section explains the pros and cons of every choice we make as householders, then shows the practical steps you can take to make changes that will really have an impact. Live Ethically includes:Chapter 1: Basic ethicsWhat is 'ethical living'?Making ethical choicesEthical companiesEnvironmental issuesLifetime energy costs and savingsHow do you measure up?The cost of ethical livingThe good neighbourChapter 2: EnergyEnergy sourcesEnergy use in the homeSpace heatingWater heatingLightingInvest in the futureCookingChapter 3: Electrical appliancesEU energy labelsWashing machinesTumble dryersDishwashersFridges and freezersElectronic equipmentComputers......and printersHow much electricity are you using?Disposal and recyclingChapter 4: In the homeWater useCleaningHousehold wastePaints and varnishesFurnitureFloors and floor coveringsChapter 5: Food and drinkEnergy and food productionFood milesHow can I reduce my food miles?Organic foodFood wasteReducing your food wasteFood packagingFairtradeBottled waterChapter 6: ShoppingClothesGadgetsGiftsPlastic shopping bagsEthical retailers and shopping guidesChapter 7: MoneyBankingMortgagesEthical investmentChapter 8: MotoringDo you really need your car?Working with what you've gotTotal energy costsAlternative fuelsElectric (battery) carsWhich car?Chapter 9: Travel and tourismAir travelTourismLearn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and new added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to live ethically.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
The Law of Connection
By Michael Losier
Sometimes changing only a few words can make all the difference; sometimes it's more than a few words. But whatever the nature of the negative or conflicted relationship, this book will help.Have you ever felt like partners or colleagues constantly misunderstand what you are saying to them? Do you and your partner go round in circles?As the bestselling Law of Attraction showed readers how to attract what they want, Law of Connection will show you how to break the cycle and really connect with everyone in your life - at work, at home and with friends. You will learn how to enhance your communication style to really get what you want out of your relationships, so you can ensure that the ones you attract will be harmonious, productive and profitable.
Life Changing Happiness: Flash
By Paul Jenner
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Life Changing Happiness is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to getting, and staying, happy. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover how to bring new levels of physical and mental wellbeing to their lives, helping them to develop a lasting sense of wellbeing.BANISH NEGATIVE THOUGHTSEAT YOURSELF HAPPYFEEL GOOD WITH FITNESSBOOST YOUR HAPPY CHEMICALSMEDITATE FOR INNER HAPPINESSLOVE YOUR LIFE
Leadership In A Week
By Carol O'Connor
The ability to lead people successfully is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Carol O'Connor, a leading expert on leadership as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to be a great leader.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
Life Coaching: Bullet Guides
By Bekki Hill
Open this book and you will- Learn what life coaches do- Understand people's needs- Provide practical advice- Make a positive difference
By Trevor Silvester
How to live with the one you love.'One of the biggest mistakes we make,' Trevor Silvester says, 'is to treat other people as if they are just like us. I'm a Harley Street therapist, and over nearly twenty years I've been helping couples improve their lives together, and one thing is clear to me: most couples don't flounder through lack of love, but through a lack of understanding.'LOVEBIRDS includes a multiple choice test so that you can discover which type you - and your partner - belong to.Then there is a description of each type - what makes them tick, their likes and dislikes, how they tend to behave, their body language, what they tend to look like, the line of work and hobbies they are likely to choose, their hopes and fears. So in this section you can read about yourself - and your partner.The final section looks at all the different possible compatibility combinations between the types, showing how misunderstandings can arise and giving advice on how to keep love between the different types of birds going and growing.
Living the 80/20 Way
By Richard Koch
Acclaimed entrepreneur and author Richard Koch changed the face of the business world with The 80/20 Principle. In Living the 80/20 Way, a self-help bestseller, he returns to show how working and worrying less can transform our personal lives. Koch takes the widely renowned 80/20 principle and shows how in today's cluttered and stressful world, working out the few things that are really important, and the few methods that will give us those things, leads to increased happiness and greater success. Living the 80/20 Way explains why 'less is more' isn't just a saying, but a sure-fire method to achieve your goals and live your best life.