Business & Economics

Live Long and Prosper

Author: Paul Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 103

Written by one of Britain's foremost experts on personal finance, this is the ultimate guide to the pensions minefield and provides all the information you need to plan now and avoid worry in the future. With an ageing population and shrinking state pensions, never has the question of how to prepare for retirement been more pressing. With practical, balanced advice that takes into account all the other demands on our pockets, Live Long and Prosper includes extensive FAQs, comprehensive and authoritative advice on where to get your pension and how to assess its quality, and help on what to do if you've been given bad advice.
Religion

Live Long and Prosper

Author: Sandra L. Barnes

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 708

This pioneering new study of the Black megachurch phenomenon brings nuance and depth to the question, Are Black megachurches more focused on prosperity than on people? Black megachurches and their pastors are often accused of failing to use their considerable resources to help the poor; focusing on prosperity theology rather than on social justice; requiring excessive monetary and time commitments of members; and pilfering church coffers for the their personal use. The debate rages on about whether these congregations are doing all they can to address specific challenges facing African American communities. Live Long and Prosper is a refreshing, innovative study that reaches beyond superficial understandings of the Black megachurch phenomenon in a piercing interrogation of how powerful megachurches address (or fail to address) two social crises in the Black community: HIV/AIDS and poverty. Live Long and Prosper offers an intriguing examination of sixteen representative Black megachurches and explores some of their motivations and subsequent programmatic efforts in light of prosperity or “health and wealth” theology. Professor Barnes makes the case that the Black megachurch is a complex, contemporary model of the historic Black church in response to globalism, consumerism, secularism, religious syncretism, and the realities of race. She contends that many of these megachurches hold unique characteristics of adaptability and innovation that position them well to tackle difficult social issues. Prosperity theology emphasizes two characteristics—physical health and economic wealth—as examples of godly living and faith. This book considers whether and how efforts to address HIV/AIDS (a “health” issue) and poverty (a “wealth” issue) are influenced by church and clergy profiles; theology, in general; and prosperity theology, in particular. Frame analysis informs this mixed-methodological study to compare and contrast experiences, theological beliefs, pastoral profiles, and programs. Live Long and Prosper is a must-read for general readers, academics, and students alike—indeed, anyone interested in the contemporary Black megachurch’s response to social problems and the link between theology and social action. It is at once a fascinating, readable narrative and a rich piece of scholarship complete with extensively documented endnotes, statistics, informative charts and tables, and an exhaustive bibliography.
Social Science

Live Long and Prosper

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 914

Aging is a challenge which countries in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) regions are grappling with or will soon confront. It raises many questions for policymakers ranging from potential macroeconomic impacts, to fiscal challenges of supporting pension, health and long-term care systems, and labor market implications as countries seek to promote productive aging. The urgency of the aging challenge varies across the region, but it will confront all EAP countries in time and early preparation is essential to avoid the missteps of other regions. Live Long and Prosper discusses the societal and public policy challenges and reform options for EAP countries as they address aging. It aims to strike a balance between aging optimists and pessimists. On the one hand, the impacts of aging on growth, labor markets and public spending are not the unavoidable catastrophe often feared. However, minimizing the downside risks of aging and ensuring healthy and productive aging will require proactive public policy, political leadership, and new mindsets across society. The report reviews the evidence on demographic transition in EAP and its potential macroeconomic impact. It addresses the current policy environment including pensions and social security, health, and long-term care and labor markets to assess the risks of 'business as usual'. It also suggests policy directions to promote healthy and productive aging in EAP, and emphasizes that aging is not just about older people, but requires policy and behavioral change across the life cycle.
Health & Fitness

Live Long and Prosper:How Black Megachurches Address HIV/AIDS and Poverty in the Age of Prosperity Theology

Author: Sandra L. Barnes

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 242

View: 945

Are Black megachurches more focused on prosperity than people? Live Long and Prosper examines some of their motivations and programs in light of Prosperity or "Health and Wealth" Theology. It considers how Black megachurches address two pressing social problems among Blacks - HIV/AIDS (a "health" issue) and poverty (a "wealth" issue) - as well as influential church and clergy dynamics.
Business & Economics

Live Long and Prosper

Author: Steve Vernon

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 541

GET THE MOST OUT OF LIFE In Live Long and Prosper!, Steve Vernon unveils a new way of thinking that will truly help you live a more happy, healthy, and prosperous life. Based on the latest research and planning strategies typically reserved for large corporations, it will help you answer these important questions: * Do you have enough money to retire? * How can you manage your income and expenses so you don't outlive your 401(k) balances? * How can you invest in your health, so that you won't be wiped out by large medical expenses and are able to live a long, comfortable, and productive life? * What can you expect from Social Security and Medicare? * What's the best work/life balance for prosperity and fulfillment? Live Long and Prosper! will help you move beyond the traditional view of retirement and begin planning for the rest of your life.

Live Long and Prosper - Spock, Star Trek Movie Quotes Notebook, Exercise Book & Journal (Happy Turtle Sci-Fi Gifts)

Author: Happy Turtle Notebook

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 120

View: 597

This 'LIVE LONG AND PROSPER' Spock notebook is the perfect gift for Star Trek fans or Trekkies as they are known. Spock, the half Vulcan / half human character (played by the legendary Leonard Nimoy in the TV series) was the First Officer to James T Kirk on board the starship Enterprise. Renowned as the most intelligent and logical crew member on the ship, with a dry (or non-existent) sense of humour, Spock quickly became one of Star Trek's most loved characters and was synonymous with the catchphrase 'LIVE LONG AND PROSPER' which was all said as part of the Vulcan salute. Whether you are a Star Trek fan or you know someone else who is, this notebook will not disappoint. This trusty notebook is letter size 8.5 x 11 inch; 21.59 x 27.94cm. It's made from high quality papers and is ideal for any purpose, including notes, work, recipes, journaling or writing down notes from your favourite sci-fi showsNotebook features include: 118 white lined pages LIVE LONG AND PROSPER design on the front cover and Star Trek logo on the inside pages Large letter size 8.5 x 11 inch; 21.59 x 27.94 cm dimensions; the ideal large size for all purposes, fitting perfectly into your work backpack or school bag. The bold white paper is sturdy enough to be used with fountain pens. Reliable standards: Book industry perfect binding (the same standard binding as the books in your local library). Tough glossy paperback. Crisp white paper. Journals are the perfect gift for any occasion.

Live Long and Prosper - Spock, Star Trek Movie Quotes Notebook, Exercise Book & Journal (Happy Turtle Sci-Fi Gifts)

Author: Happy Turtle Notebooks

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 120

View: 441

This 'LIVE LONG AND PROSPER' Spock notebook is the perfect gift for Star Trek fans or Trekkies as they are known. Spock, the half Vulcan / half human character (played by the legendary Leonard Nimoy in the TV series) was the First Officer to James T Kirk on board the starship Enterprise. Renowned as the most intelligent and logical crew member on the ship, with a dry (or non-existent) sense of humour, Spock quickly became one of Star Trek's most loved characters and was synonymous with the catchphrase 'LIVE LONG AND PROSPER' which was all said as part of the Vulcan salute. Whether you are a Star Trek fan or you know someone else who is, this notebook will not disappoint. This trusty notebook is letter size 8.5 x 11 inch; 21.59 x 27.94cm. It's made from high quality papers and is ideal for any purpose, including notes, work, recipes, journaling or writing down notes from your favourite sci-fi showsNotebook features include: 118 white lined pages LIVE LONG AND PROSPER design on the front cover and Star Trek logo on the inside pages Large letter size 8.5 x 11 inch; 21.59 x 27.94 cm dimensions; the ideal large size for all purposes, fitting perfectly into your work backpack or school bag. The bold white paper is sturdy enough to be used with fountain pens. Reliable standards: Book industry perfect binding (the same standard binding as the books in your local library). Tough glossy paperback. Crisp white paper. Journals are the perfect gift for any occasion.
Religion

Torah 24/7

Author: Steven Ettinger

Publisher: Devora Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 330

View: 686

What is the relevance of the weekly Shabbat Torah reading to our every-day 'modern' lives? Using his own true life experiences, the author reveals how we can uncover the miracles that occur to each of us daily, if only we would understand the messages that the Torah readings bring to our lives. Many of these anecdotal stories can be used by rabbis, educators and laymen across the entire Jewish spectrum to highlight the relevance of the Torah to the modern experience.

Live Long and Prosper

Author: Kickazz Notebook

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 192

View: 775

Live long and prosper - Vulcan Hand Sign Notebook The drawing on the cover is the Vulcan Salute or Vulcan greeting. Notebook with blank pages. Cool statement notebook for Trekkies by Kickazz Notebooks
Foreign Language Study

Born to Kvetch

Author: Michael Wex

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 123

View: 937

For Jews, kvetching is a way of understanding the world. It is rooted, like so much of Jewish culture, in the Bible where the Israelites grumble endlessly. They complain about their problems, and complain as much about the solutions. They kvetch in Egypt and they kvetch in the desert; no matter what God does, it's wrong. In Yiddish Jews found the perfect language for their complaints. In kvetching they made complaining into an art form.Yiddish was the main spoken language for Jews for over a thousand years and its phrases, idioms and expressions paint a comprehensive picture of the psychology that helped the Jews of Europe to survive unrelenting persecution. In Born to Kvetch Michael Wex looks into the origins of this surplus of disenchantment, and examines how it helped to create the abundance of striking idioms and curses in Yiddish. Michael Wex takes a serious but funny look at the language that has shaped and was shaped by those who spoke it. Featuring chapters on the Yiddish relationship to food, nature, God, death and even sex, he allows his scholarship and wit to roam freely from Sholem Aleichem to Chaucer and Elvis Presley. A treasure trove of linguistics, sociology, history and folklore -- an inspiring portrait of a people, and a language, in exile.