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In a modern world where technology is taking over our lives, could we lead an essential, simple life without electricity? How can we get by without computers, power tools, phones, or even basics such as electric lights and appliances? The answers lie in Amish communities and other Old Order groups in the United States, Canada, and Mexico that have been living lives off the grid while still affording to be self-sufficient for countless years. Living Without Electricity examines the Amish response to technology and shows us why and how they live without inventions other people take for granted. Taking lessons from the Amish, learn how to light a room without electricity, keep warm without centralized heating, get around without a car, communicate without a phone, and others. In addition, take Amish instruction on how to cook and store food, pump water, wash clothes, and even run farms and businesses, all while off the electric grid. Reconsider the basic necessities of your life, and you might decide to orientate yourself toward a self-sufficient life without electricity.
While placing his life on the line, Chas dangerously unveils information that could transform how the world thinks about the Bible. Unyielding in his determination, Chas sets out to prove that the 'Good Samaritan' is really Michael the Archangel, sent from God to be his Guardian of Light-but a dark power emerges to stop Chas in his quest. Author Steven Hunt has penned a high-paced work of good versus evil, reminding readers, 'A Christian must be willing to do whatever God wants him or her to do.'
In this day and age, losing a job is an everyday occurrence - how do you survive? Get ready to learn how to survive, and enjoy it along the way! This book is an easy, quick read to get you started in the right direction of living well without giving up too much!
Martin wants a cell phone. All his classmates have a cell phone, all his teachers have a cell phone, and even his parents have a cell phone. So why can't he have a cell phone? Martin makes a determination: he has to convince his parents to buy him one. And so, he does. Finally, Martin gets his way and gets his first cell phone. However, what Martin cannot imagine is that his life will change completely... A recommended children's book for children aged 8 - 9 and up. With this children's book, children will be able to reexamine the importance of moderate and responsible use of the cell phone.
Western society has become saturated with scientific and technological modes of thinking that impact our lives and our relationships. Expanding social inequality, the use of social media and the rise of mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression are manifestations of this shift in our civilization. Our Battle for the Human Spirit is a comprehensive probe into what is happening to human life in the beginning of the 21st century. It explores how culture, experience, and symbolization have been replaced by scientific, discipline-based, approaches. Willem H. Vanderburg argues that these approaches are inadequate in understanding the complexity of human lives and societies. In order to transcend these limits, Vanderburg calls for the reintegration of culture and symbolization into our daily lives.
Bestselling author Amy Clipston’s Kauffman Amish Bakery series is now available in one volume! A Gift of Grace When Rebecca Kauffman’s older sister, who left the Amish community when she was a teenager, dies in an automobile accident, Rebecca is left custody of her two modern non-Amish teenage nieces, Jessica and Lindsay. Will she be able to reconcile the two worlds in her home—or will the clash of cultures tear apart her world—and her marriage? A Promise of Hope In A Promise of Hope, the second book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series by Amy Clipston, an Amish widow with newborn twins discovers her deceased husband had disturbing secrets. As she tries to come to grips with the past, she considers a loveless marriage to ensure stability for her young family . . . with her faith in God hanging in the balance. A Place of Peace Miriam Lapp returns to the Amish community she once belonged to when she hears of her mother’s death. Amidst her grief and some painful lies from her past, she is forced to face the people who rejected her. Losing her once fiancé and being shunned by her father becomes an excruciating test of her faith. A Place of Peace is one story you won't soon forget. A Life of Joy Eighteen-year-old Lindsay Bedford is struggling to figure out where she belongs. In the Amish community of Bird-in-Hand? Or in the English world like her older sister? Returning for an extended visit to her hometown in Virginia, Lindsay must reconnect with old friends, face family pressures, and take some surprising turns before she can truly find her way home. A Season of Love In A Season of Love, the fifth and final novel of Amy Clipston’s best-selling Kauffman Amish Bakery series, three young friends enter the most important season of their lives. But relationships have changed, and only time will tell if Lindsay, Katie, and Lizzie Anne have made the right choices.
Masaru Emoto has photographed thousands of water crystals throughout his years of research, yet few have been as beautiful and life affirming as those formed from the words “love and gratitude.” In The Miracle of Water, Dr. Emoto demonstrates how water’s unique role in transporting the natural vibration of these words can help you welcome change and live a more positive and happy life. This thoughtful book includes new and extraordinary water-crystal photographs that provide convincing reasons for all of us to choose positive words and strive for perfect resonance for a more healthy, peaceful, and happy life.
Technology is permanently transforming the banking industry, and digital payments are the key Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and Virtual Banking: A Guide to Innovation, Partnering, and Regulation takes a hands-on approach to competing in the modern banking environment. Former PayPal Head of Financial Innovation Dan Schatt explores the reasons behind the massive consumer migration away from traditional banks, and provides clear, actionable guidance on beating new banking models at their own game. Digital payment is the hottest topic in banking today, and is set to define the future of the industry. Consumers are rapidly abandoning traditional banks in favor of institutions that are lower-cost and more consumer-centric. Between the pace of financial regulatory reform and the cloud computing revolution, the old banking model is on the fast track to extinction. Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and Virtual Banking provides the information banks need to compete in this new environment, and details the integral implementation actions that will allow them to thrive. The book discusses real-world innovations from banks, non-banks, and up and comers, and the heavy competition from the new outsource bank model. Topics include: The changing POS landscape and the need for digital wallet partnerships Shifting gears to greenfield market opportunities versus non-profitable markets Digital channel best practices for superior customer experience When to outsource, and what capabilities to truly own Case studies including PayPal, Google, Square, Facebook, Twitter, and more illustrate acceleration of innovation through banking partnerships, as well as the mechanics behind banking's biggest, scariest threats. The trick to surviving the paradigm shift is to embody innovation while providing a superior customer proposition. Electronic Payments, Mobile Commerce, and Virtual Banking: A Guide to Innovation, Partnering, and Regulation provides the inside track on managing the shift and dominating the new marketplace.
Americans are increasingly dismayed with a broken political system and the big institutions they blame for a Darwinian economy (in which it's getting harder to get ahead). What they've lost sight of is the importance of self-reliance and personal initiative in every individual's quest for prosperity. Liberty For All pushes past the usual go-nowhere policy prescriptions to probe what ordinary people can do to build their own self-reliance and enhance their odds of success. In a wry and entertaining narrative, Rick Newman embarks on a quest to improve his own self-reliance by camping with "doomsday preppers," deconstructing the "rugged individualist" that politicians so often invoke, and detailing the ways we unnecessarily shackle ourselves. The result is a guide to enriching your prospects—and your life—by harnessing every freedom available.
Innovate or die For thirty years, Gary Shapiro has observed the world's most innovative businesses from his front-row seat as leader of the Consumer Electronics Association. Now he reveals the ten secrets of "ninja innovators" like Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and many others. What does it take to succeed? Discipline. Mission-oriented strategy. Adaptability. Decisiveness. And a will for victory. In short, today's most successful businesses are "ninja innovators." Drawn from Gary Shapiro's three decades of experience leading the consumer electronics industry, Ninja Innovation takes readers behind the scenes of today's top enterprises, uncovering their ten essential strategies for success. As head of the Consumer Electronics Association and its influential annual trade show, the International CES, Shapiro has worked with the most innovative companies in history—Intel, IBM, and Samsung, to name a few—focusing on creating policies and events that produce revolutionary products year after year. He has learned the key strategies that have guided these businesses to record-breaking profits, as well as the traps that have led so many others to crushing failure. In order to stay in front of the pace of innovation, Shapiro observes, top companies must operate as an elite strike force—just like the legendary medieval warriors known as ninjas. Ninjas weren't called upon to do the ordinary; they had to perform truly extraordinary tasks, while risking everything. As a highly trained martial-arts black belt himself, Shapiro mines the valuable insights of these centuries-old warriors to spotlight the secrets of agility, creativity, decisiveness, and reinvention that are essential for twenty-first-century leaders seeking breakthrough success. Taking readers inside the most cutting-edge businesses, Ninja Innovation is the ultimate guide to achieving victory in today's innovate-or-die economy.
In a time when readers have experienced the transitory nature of the economy, Phil Callaway shares fascinating characteristics of truly rich people--characteristics that have nothing to do with money and everything to do with wealth. Readers will nod their heads knowingly, smile, and sometimes laugh out loud as they read about... The perils and joys of a SITCOM family (Single Income Three Children Oppressive Mortgage) Phil's new appreciation for his wife after a memorable "Mr. Mom" experience One family's surprising response when they are literally "creamed" by a dairy truck A lasting male friendship forged over an unlikely object--a lawnmower A startling phone call that changed Phil's life True wealth doesn't come with any material possessions. Through warmth and laughter, Callaway shows that the best things in life are not really things, after all. In this tough economic climate, readers may be surprised to learn that they may find real richness even in their own backyards.
Joseph Perroni shares a personal and intimate look into his life-changing struggle from the depth of grief through his labored climb back to relevance and joyfulness. He bravely gives the public a front-row seat to witness how a widowers heart breaks and how it may be healed. With profound honesty, passion, and insight, he questions God, cold-hearted clinical treatments, and an apathetic death-denying culture. Finding the path to higher ground was made possible by the values and love instilled in him by his family and canine companions. The trek to higher ground is difficult but necessary when one assumes pride of ownership of his or her life. Joseph Perroni hopes his truth and life experiences help others find peace.
Two seismic forces beyond our control – the advent of Web 2.0 and the inexorable influx of tech-savvy Millennials on campus – are shaping what Roger McHaney calls “The New Digital Shoreline” of higher education. Failure to chart its contours, and adapt, poses a major threat to higher education as we know it. These forces demand that we as educators reconsider the learning theories, pedagogies, and practices on which we have depended, and modify our interactions with students and peers—all without sacrificing good teaching, or lowering standards, to improve student outcomes. Achieving these goals requires understanding how the indigenous population of this new shoreline is different. These students aren’t necessarily smarter or technologically superior, but they do have different expectations. Their approaches to learning are shaped by social networking and other forms of convenient, computer-enabled and mobile communication devices; by instant access to an over-abundance of information; by technologies that have conferred the ability to personalize and customize their world to a degree never seen before; and by time-shifting and time-slicing. As well as understanding students’ assumptions and expectations, we have no option but to familiarize ourselves with the characteristics and applications of Web 2.0—essentially a new mind set about how to use Internet technologies around the concepts of social computing, social media, content sharing, filtering, and user experience. Roger McHaney not only deftly analyzes how Web 2.0 is shaping the attitudes and motivations of today’s students, but guides us through the topography of existing and emerging digital media, environments, applications, platforms and devices – not least the impact of e-readers and tablets on the future of the textbook – and the potential they have for disrupting teacher-student relationships; and, if appropriately used, for engaging students in their learning. This book argues for nothing less than a reinvention of higher education to meet these new realities. Just adding technology to our teaching practices will not suffice. McHaney calls for a complete rethinking of our practice of teaching to meet the needs of this emerging world and envisioning ourselves as connected, co-learners with our students.
Bombarded by the good intentions of others, singles find themselves in a mad pursuit to find their better half instead of living the whole life God intended for all of His children. Their obsession to lose the single label may rob them of His richest gifts. Retracing the steps of such Bible characters as Abraham, Moses, and Jacob, who all tried to reason and bargain with God, Widder shows us how to look at the single life through a fresh perspective: God's view of an incredible opportunity.
This volume offers a view of the cultural, interpersonal and family consequences of mobile communication across the globe. The contributors analyse the effects of moble communications on all aspects of life, from the relationship between literacy and the textual features of phones, to the use of ringtones as a form of social exchange.
This collection of articles relates to a research area currently developing in the Humanities, which calls for philosophical and historical approaches to questions of sustainable development and waste management. The title of the issue reflects the central questions raised by all contributors: how are waste and abundance represented, how may we conceptualize these representations, and what ethical problems do they raise? Particular attention is paid to the cultural and moral factors that condition our attitudes to waste and the ways in which literature addresses the problematic relationship that binds production, consumption and waste to social and political systems.
Tanna Marshall's book is the must-have survival guide for all big city dwellers and beyond. I love this book and feel certain it will help millions of readers across the country. No Buts about It! Eddie Conner, Author Kicking the Big BUT Syndrome, Radio Host Living Peacefully in a Big City is long overdue. It helps you make sense out of a chaotic world, no matter where you live! Victor Benoun, Author of The Lemonade Stand On The Corner, How To Start A Successful Business After 50 Tanna Marshall has created a practical, informative and entertaining guide that will not only allow you to experience a greater sense of peace, it will change the way you move through the world and the quality of your life! Erika Morrell, Soul Mate MediumTM Author of Love is Spooky, Radio Host and Columnist Living Peacefully is a personal journey that takes the reader step-by-step on the road to inner peace. John Livesay, author of The 7 Most Powerful Selling Secrets "Tanna Marshall has written an easily accessible, amazingly helpful and simple to apply tool kit of ideas to help us free the mind, heal the soul and open ourselves to a life of peace and power." - Mary Manin Morrissey - Author of Building Your Field of Dreams, Marymm.com Living Peacefully in a Big City: A Guide to Maintaining Your Sanity, Health, and Happiness by Tanna Marshall examines a wide range of environmental, physical, spiritual, and emotional concerns we all face living in an urban environment. It offers hands-on, holistic, and natural healing solutions to waylay those concerns and promote a healthy, happy life. Author Marshall, with eighteen years experience researching healing modalities and health, has written a book that is impeccably researched and intuitively laid out so that readers can find the information they need quickly and effectively. This practical and handy guide is filled with healing regimens, along with the wisdom of the ages. If you live in a big city, or an urban environment, and face the typical, day-to-day stressors of city life, then this is a book that will calm your nerves, relieve your anxieties, and heal your soul, and you wont even have to buy a plane ticket to Hawaii, you can just stay right at home. This work is sure to be a valued addition to any personal how-to library.