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Book Quick Fixes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Benjamin Y. Fong
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 2023-07-11
  • ISBN : 1804290173
  • Pages : 273 pages

Download or read book Quick Fixes written by Benjamin Y. Fong and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2023-07-11 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drugs are ubiquitous in the past and present of capitalist society. What can they tell us about our society and economy? Americans are in the midst of a world-historic drug binge. Opiates, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, marijuana, antidepressants, antipsychotics—across the board, consumption has shot up in the 21st century. At the same time, the United States is home to the largest prison system in the world, justified in part by a now zombified “war” on drugs. How did we get here? Quick Fixes is a look at American society through the lens of its pharmacological crutches. Though particularly acute in recent decades, the contradiction between America’s passionate love and intense hatred for drugs has been one of its defining characteristics for over a century. Through nine chapters, each devoted to the modern history of a drug or class of drugs, Fong examines Americans’ fraught relationship with psychoactive substances. As society changes it produces different forms of stress, isolation, and alienation. These changes, in turn, shape the sorts of drugs society chooses. By laying out the histories, functions, and experiences of our chemical comforts, the hope is to help answer that ever perplexing question: what does it mean to be an American?

Book Beyond Quick Fixes

Download or read book Beyond Quick Fixes written by and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2023-09-21 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We seem to be stuck, staring at insurmountable challenges. The pandemic is the opening act for climate change, and we need to get much better at anticipating and preparing for these types of challenge. Simply rebuilding bridges once they fall, or houses once they are swept away, is both expensive and risks human lives. Anticipation and preparation costs more now, but is much less costly over time. Of course, spending now to save later is not a dominant American tradition. We have managed - or at least reacted to - the Aids epidemic (1981-2013), Internet bubble bursting (2001), the real estate bubble bursting (2007), the opioid epidemic (2017), forest fires on the West Coast (2018), and the coronavirus pandemic (2020). Very recently, we have experienced the fall of Afghanistan (2021), the latest earthquake and hurricane in Haiti (2021), and the attack on Ukraine (2022). Various earthquakes, hurricanes, and recently cicadas, but fortunately not locusts, have been sprinkled throughout. Beyond Quick Fixes steps back from business as usual to rethink how we can approach the complex challenges of contemporary society -- health, education, energy, and social media. Rouse retreats, initially, into the principals of design thinking rather than policy making; he rigorously reconsiders our typical modes of operation and explores alternative ways of thinking about complex problems and potential solutions. The result is an integrated approach to addressing complexity to assist leaders and advisors responsible for addressing these challenges.

Book No Quick Fixes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Professor Louise Stoll
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2002-11-01
  • ISBN : 1135713596
  • Pages : 264 pages

Download or read book No Quick Fixes written by Professor Louise Stoll and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-11-01 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The challenge of school improvement for failing schools is a complex and much debated issue. This text attempts to help those working in, or working with, failing schools and aims to contradict the notion that there are no quick fixes for schools in difficulty. The issue of failing schools is looked at from a number of viewpoints. Section one contains policy perspectives; section two contains three schools' perspectives; section three contains chapters written by three external facilitators; section four addresses the issues from three prominant school effectiveness researchers; and section five gives international perspectives from the co-ordinator of the OECD Combating School Failure initiative.

Book Windows 2000 Quick Fixes

Download or read book Windows 2000 Quick Fixes written by Jim Boyce and published by "O'Reilly Media, Inc.". This book was released on 2001 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This guide to the successor to Windows NT( offers users a fast, easy way to find answers to their problems. Designed with the power user in mind, this book is laid out for optimal usability. It defines problems clearly and follows up with concise yet detailed solutions.

Book Betty Crocker Quick Fixes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Wiley Publishing, Inc. Staff
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2007-09-11
  • ISBN : 0470173521
  • Pages : 162 pages

Download or read book Betty Crocker Quick Fixes written by Wiley Publishing, Inc. Staff and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2007-09-11 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Get Dinner on the Table in a Flash! Think you don't have time to cook? Think again! With Quick Fixes, you get 100 delicious recipes that are fast, fast, fast—30 minutes or less from grocery bag to dinner table. From main-dish salads, perfect pastas and easy meats to fabulous fish, Mexican favorites and meatless marvels, the recipes here are bursting with fresh, healthy ingredients and unbeatable flavor. So say goodbye to fast food, chips and cereal—and say hello to a real home-cooked dinner! Open the book for: 100 super-fast recipes—all of which can be on the table in 30 minutes or less, with many ready in under 20 minutes Simple shopping tips for foods that cook up quick or are already cooked Great ideas for ultra-quick pasta and couscous dishes and homemade pizza 30 tempting color photographs

Book Quick Fixes for Business Writing  An Eight Step Editing Process to Find and Correct Common Readability Problems

Download or read book Quick Fixes for Business Writing An Eight Step Editing Process to Find and Correct Common Readability Problems written by Jim Taylor and published by Productive Publications. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quick fixes for business writing breaks down the editorial process into a series of tasks which are designed to improve the readability of the final product. It will be invaluable to you; regardless of whether you are a novice or a proficient editor. This book helps you to develop a systematic eight-step approach. It identifies functions that you may have been performing only intuitively. It will provide you with techniques to improve your written material.

Book Quick Fixes

Download or read book Quick Fixes written by Sue DiCicco and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 84 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Quick Fixes for Your Home

Download or read book Quick Fixes for Your Home written by Walter Curtis and published by . This book was released on 2004-07 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 128 pages of quick and easy fixes for your home that even the do-it-yourself novice can tackle. With easy-to-follow steps, full color illustrations, and tips for projects related to plumbing, electricity, painting and wallpapering, and more.

Book Jan Saunders  Wardrobe Quick fixes

Download or read book Jan Saunders Wardrobe Quick fixes written by Jan Saunders and published by Chilton Book Company. This book was released on 1995 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the one sewing book you mustn't be without! Complete instructions for all sewing levels will help you fix clothes in an emergency or create beautiful wardrobes at your leisure. Even includes time-saving no-sew techniques.

Book Applied Psychology

    Book Details:
  • Author : Rowan Bayne
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2003-05-27
  • ISBN : 9780761941507
  • Pages : 294 pages

Download or read book Applied Psychology written by Rowan Bayne and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2003-05-27 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: `This is a competently edited, reader-friendly publication which fills a previously empty niche in the market. Every applied psychologist should have a copy well within arm's length' - British Journal of Educational Psychology Applied Psychology: Current Issues and New Directions is an exciting new textbook and a perfect resource for students taking either a focussed degree in applied psychology or a module as part of a wider psychology degree program. Given its breadth of coverage it should also be essential background reading on courses looking in depth at one of the many areas of professional psychological practice. The book is divided into two parts. In Part One, the book reviews the traditional branches of applied psychology (i.e. clinical, educational and occupational psychology); some relative newcomers (counselling psychology, forensic and health psychology); and some less obvious areas (careers guidance, counselling, academia) addressing such issues as training, future trends and developments within each field. Part Two offers discussion of more generic issues facing professional psychologists including the role of research and evidence-based practice in everyday work; trends in higher education; and continuing professional development. The book concludes with a `Round-Table' discussion involving leading psychologists commenting on trends and new directions in their respective fields. Key features of this book: - Consistently pedagogical throughout - chapter summaries, questions for reflection and discussion and annotated further reading in every chapter - Comprehensive coverage - all areas of applied psychology included - Related to the `real world' - by reviewing the issues and offering practical advice, this text should help prospective applied psychologists make informed decisions about their careers.

Book Using iPhoto 11

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jason R. Rich
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release : 2011-02-07
  • ISBN : 0132684233
  • Pages : 491 pages

Download or read book Using iPhoto 11 written by Jason R. Rich and published by Pearson Education. This book was released on 2011-02-07 with total page 491 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Get comfortable with viewing, editing, enhancing, printing, sharing, and creating photo projects using your digital photos and the popular iPhoto ’11 software on your Mac. Don’t just read about it: see it and hear it with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars delivered through the Free Web Edition that comes with every USING book. For the price of the book, you get online access anywhere with a web connection–no books to carry, content updated as iPhoto ‘11 changes, and the benefit of video and audio learning. Way more than just a book, this is all the help you’ll ever need…where you want, when you want! learn fast, learn easy, using web, video, and audio Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see–including bonus advanced techniques Tell Me More audio delivers practical insights straight from the experts

Book iLife Tips  Tricks   Fixes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Imagine Publishing
  • Publisher : Imagine Publishing
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 1908222719
  • Pages : 249 pages

Download or read book iLife Tips Tricks Fixes written by Imagine Publishing and published by Imagine Publishing. This book was released on with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Fiscal Year 1977 Authorization for Military Procurement  Research and Development  and Active Duty  Selected Reserve and Civilian Personnel Strengths

Download or read book Fiscal Year 1977 Authorization for Military Procurement Research and Development and Active Duty Selected Reserve and Civilian Personnel Strengths written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services and published by . This book was released on 1976 with total page 564 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Photoshop Elements 4 One on one

Download or read book Photoshop Elements 4 One on one written by Deke McClelland and published by "O'Reilly Media, Inc.". This book was released on 2005 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Photoshop Elements 4 One-on-One marks a landmark in computer publishing. In addition to offering 12 lessons of project-based tutorials with all sample files included, each lesson starts with a video introduction, hosted by the author himself, Deke McClelland. And these are no ordinary videos. Produced by Adobe's official video training partner, Total Training, each video measures 960 by 540 pixels and plays at 30 frames per second, with no interlacing. That's a play rate of 15.5 million pixels per second, making this the first computer publication to include high-definition video, playable on any modern PC with a DVD-ROM drive. The picture is so crystal clear, it's like watching the world-reknowned expert work right along with you. In addition to the video -- all new recordings created exclusively for this title -- the book has been completely revamped for Photoshop Elements 4. Inside the full-color pages are new exercises devoted to color-correcting skin tones, auto-tagging images with faces, isolating foreground subjects, extracting people and objects from their backgrounds, creating custom slide shows, correcting red-eye, and sharing images online. Every bit as wildly ambitious and brass-tacks practical as the best-selling image editor itself, Photoshop Elements 4 One-on-One will have you gasping with amazement at your own creations. Deke puts the magic of digital imaging squarely where it belongs -- in your hands.

Book Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 7

Download or read book Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 written by Kate Binder and published by Pearson Education. This book was released on 2008-12-10 with total page 427 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 See it done. do it yourself. It’s that easy! Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 teaches you the fundamentals of working with the incredibly powerful, yet simple-to-use image editing software Adobe Photoshop Elements 7. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through Photoshop Elements from start to finish. Learn how to get your photos from your camera to your computer and organize them with a few clicks. You’ll see how you can fix flaws, adjust lighting, sharpen details, and turn snapshots into works of art. And you’ll find out how Photoshop Elements can help you produce sophisticated online photo galleries, impressive hardbound photo books, and other projects that showcase your photos. No need to feel intimidated, we’ll hold your hand every step of the way. Learn how to... • Use Quick Fix mode to correct common image problems with just a couple of mouse clicks • Use Full Edit mode to harness the power of Photoshop with ease • Transfer digital photos from camera or scanner to computer and make gorgeous color prints • Manage your photo collection in a snap with Organizer • Create online albums that automatically update themselves when you add photos • Fix the dreaded “red eye” instantly • Create instant photo layouts for your scrapbooks and photo albums Easy steps guide you through each task. Items you select or click are shown in bold. Each step is fully illustrated. Category: Graphics Covers: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 User Level: Beginner

Book System Level ESD Co Design

Download or read book System Level ESD Co Design written by Charvaka Duvvury and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2017-05-05 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An effective and cost efficient protection of electronic system against ESD stress pulses specified by IEC 61000-4-2 is paramount for any system design. This pioneering book presents the collective knowledge of system designers and system testing experts and state-of-the-art techniques for achieving efficient system-level ESD protection, with minimum impact on the system performance. All categories of system failures ranging from 'hard' to 'soft' types are considered to review simulation and tool applications that can be used. The principal focus of System Level ESD Co-Design is defining and establishing the importance of co-design efforts from both IC supplier and system builder perspectives. ESD designers often face challenges in meeting customers' system-level ESD requirements and, therefore, a clear understanding of the techniques presented here will facilitate effective simulation approaches leading to better solutions without compromising system performance. With contributions from Robert Ashton, Jeffrey Dunnihoo, Micheal Hopkins, Pratik Maheshwari, David Pomerenke, Wolfgang Reinprecht, and Matti Usumaki, readers benefit from hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge in topics ranging from ESD design and the physics of system ESD phenomena to tools and techniques to address soft failures and strategies to design ESD-robust systems that include mobile and automotive applications. The first dedicated resource to system-level ESD co-design, this is an essential reference for industry ESD designers, system builders, IC suppliers and customers and also Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Key features: Clarifies the concept of system level ESD protection. Introduces a co-design approach for ESD robust systems. Details soft and hard ESD fail mechanisms. Detailed protection strategies for both mobile and automotive applications. Explains simulation tools and methodology for system level ESD co-design and overviews available test methods and standards. Highlights economic benefits of system ESD co-design.

Book Expectation Hangover

    Book Details:
  • Author : Christine Hassler
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release : 2016-01-15
  • ISBN : 1608683842
  • Pages : 250 pages

Download or read book Expectation Hangover written by Christine Hassler and published by New World Library. This book was released on 2016-01-15 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When our expectations are met and things go according to plan, we feel a sense of accomplishment; we feel safe, in control, and on track. But when life does not live up to our expectations, we end up with an Expectation Hangover. This particular brand of disappointment is profoundly uncomfortable and can cost us valuable time and energy if not treated and leveraged effectively. Christine Hassler has broken down the complex and overwhelming experience of recovering from disappointment into a step-by-step treatment plan. This book reveals the formula for how to process Expectation Hangovers on the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual levels to immediately ease suffering. Instead of wallowing in regret, self-recrimination, or anger, we can see these experiences as catalysts for profound transformation and doorways that open to possibility. Often it is only when life throws us a curveball (or several) that we look in a different direction and make room for the kinds of unexpected things that lead more directly to a life we love. By the time you finish this book, you’ll understand why your Expectation Hangover happened and have your own treatment plan — a clear course of action to pursue your goals while preventing future disappointment.