Selfish Shallow and Self Absorbed

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ISBN: 9781250052940
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Number of pages: 288
Author: Meghan Daum
Publisher: Picador

Download and read online Selfish Shallow and Self Absorbed in PDF and EPUB SIXTEEN LITERARY LUMINARIES ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT OF BEING CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, COLLECTED IN ONE FASCINATING ANTHOLOGY One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to have it all (see Anne-Marie Slaughter) or, perhaps more controversial, whether children are really a requirement for a fulfilling life. The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. In this provocative and controversial collection of essays, curated by writer Meghan Daum, sixteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood. Contributors include Lionel Shriver, Sigrid Nunez, Kate Christiensen, Elliott Holt, Geoff Dyer, and Tim Kreider, among others, who will give a unique perspective on the overwhelming cultural pressure of parenthood. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed makes a thoughtful and passionate case for why parenthood is not the only path in life, taking our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby-bump-patrolling culture to task in the process. What emerges is a more nuanced, diverse view of what it means to live a full, satisfying life.


Selfish Gifts

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ISBN: 0791445879
Release Date: 2000-06-08
Number of pages: 197
Author: Lisa McNee
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Selfish Gifts in PDF and EPUB Investigates the politics and poetics of women's gendered identity in West Africa.


Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security

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ISBN: 9783642252372
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Number of pages: 260
Author: David Elizondo
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security in PDF and EPUB The book is a collection of invited papers on Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security. The majority of the chapters are extended versions of works presented at the special session on Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN-2010) held July 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. The book is devoted to Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security. It provides an overview of the most recent advances on the Computational Intelligence techniques being developed for Privacy and Security. The book will be of interest to researchers in industry and academics and to post-graduate students interested in the latest advances and developments in the field of Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security.


Kim Kardashian Selfish

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ISBN: 0789329204
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Number of pages: 352
Author: Kim Kardashian
Publisher: Universe Pub

Download and read online Kim Kardashian Selfish in PDF and EPUB The selfie photography of Kim Kardashian West, featuring many never-before-seen personal images from one of the most recognizable and iconic celebrities in the world. From her early beginnings as a wardrobe stylist, Kim Kardashian West has catapulted herself into becoming one of the most recognizable celebrities in Hollywood. Hailed by many (including Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci) as the modern-day personification of Marilyn Monroe, Kim has become a true American icon. With her curvaceous style, successful reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, DASH clothing store, makeup and perfume lines, she has acquired a massive fan following in the multi-millions. Through social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook), Kim connects with her fans on a daily basis, sharing details of her life with her selfie photography. Widely regarded as a trailblazer of the "selfie movement"—a modern-day self-portrait of the digital age—Kim has mastered the art of taking flattering and highly personal photos of oneself. For the first time in print, this book presents some of Kim's favorite selfies in one volume—from her favorite throwback images to current ultra-sexy glam shots—and provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look into this larger-than-life star.


Selfish Gifts

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ISBN: 0838640826
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 303
Author: Alison V. Scott
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

Download and read online Selfish Gifts in PDF and EPUB Selfish Gifts examines how early modern clients moved quickly and strategically to assimilate the language of competition and equality, characteristic of an emerging market economy, within their existing discourses of gift exchange, in order to maximize the rewards they might induce from an increasingly diverse group of patrons."--Jacket.


Selfish Sounds and Linguistic Evolution

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ISBN: 9781139451789
Release Date: 2004-05-27
Number of pages:
Author: Nikolaus Ritt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Selfish Sounds and Linguistic Evolution in PDF and EPUB This book takes an exciting perspective on language change, by explaining it in terms of Darwin's evolutionary theory. Looking at a number of developments in the history of sounds and words, Nikolaus Ritt shows how the constituents of language can be regarded as mental patterns, or 'memes', which copy themselves from one brain to another when communication and language acquisition take place. Memes are both stable in that they transmit faithfully from brain to brain, and active in that their success at replicating depends upon their own properties. Ritt uses this controversial approach to challenge established models of linguistic competence, in which speakers acquire, use, and shape language. In Darwinian terms, language evolution is something that happens to, rather than through, speakers, and the interests of linguistic constituents matter more than those of their human 'hosts'. This book will stimulate debate among evolutionary biologists, cognitive scientists and linguists alike.


Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

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ISBN: 9780465028610
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Number of pages: 228
Author: Bryan Caplan
Publisher: Basic Books

Download and read online Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids in PDF and EPUB Argues that upbringing is much less important for development than genetics is and encourages parents to find ways to enjoy raising than children, rather than making the task a chore.


Selfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives

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ISBN: 9781503600287
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Number of pages: 229
Author: Nathan Schlueter
Publisher: Stanford University Press

Download and read online Selfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives in PDF and EPUB This book consists of a sustained exchange between a libertarian economist and conservative political philosopher on the fundamental economic, moral, political and philosophical issues that divide libertarians and conservatives.


Possess Your Promised Land

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ISBN: 9780884199663
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 117
Author: Fuchsia Pickett
Publisher: Charisma Media

Download and read online Possess Your Promised Land in PDF and EPUB KILL ALL THE KINGS IN YOUR LIFE WITH LOVE...HIS LOVE! There can only be one throne in your life, and King Jesus needs to be seated there! During your life, you can possess all kinds of spiritual territory, but you must first get rid of thirty-one "self" kings that want to lay claim to His throne. Dr. Fuchsia Pickett shares a life message that will open the gates of your soul through obedience. She shows you how to unlock the gates of your spirit with faith! If you want to possess the land that god promised, you will have to think and act as if it is yours right now. Don't give your self a vote on any issue. Discover why the Holy Spirit wants the last word, and see what happens when His love overthrows all the "self" kings in your life. Let God's promises become a reality n your life!



The Great Adventure

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ISBN: 0791459241
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 346
Author: David Loye
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online The Great Adventure in PDF and EPUB Outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can help create a more humanistic evolutionary theory.


Selfish Shallow and Self Absorbed

Filename: selfish-shallow-and-self-absorbed.pdf
ISBN: 9781250052940
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Number of pages: 288
Author: Meghan Daum
Publisher: Picador

Download and read online Selfish Shallow and Self Absorbed in PDF and EPUB SIXTEEN LITERARY LUMINARIES ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT OF BEING CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, COLLECTED IN ONE FASCINATING ANTHOLOGY One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to have it all (see Anne-Marie Slaughter) or, perhaps more controversial, whether children are really a requirement for a fulfilling life. The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. In this provocative and controversial collection of essays, curated by writer Meghan Daum, sixteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood. Contributors include Lionel Shriver, Sigrid Nunez, Kate Christiensen, Elliott Holt, Geoff Dyer, and Tim Kreider, among others, who will give a unique perspective on the overwhelming cultural pressure of parenthood. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed makes a thoughtful and passionate case for why parenthood is not the only path in life, taking our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby-bump-patrolling culture to task in the process. What emerges is a more nuanced, diverse view of what it means to live a full, satisfying life.


The Selfish Gene

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ISBN: 0192860925
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 352
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online The Selfish Gene in PDF and EPUB An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit


On the Origin of Stories

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ISBN: 9780674033573
Release Date: 2009-04-15
Number of pages: 540
Author: Brian Boyd
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online On the Origin of Stories in PDF and EPUB Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories and how our minds are shaped to understand them. After considering art as adaptation, Boyd examines Homer's Odyssey and Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! demonstrating how an evolutionary lens can offer new understanding and appreciation of specific works. Published for the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, Boyd's study embraces a Darwinian view of human nature and art, and offers a credo for a new humanism.


Altruism

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ISBN: 9780316208215
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Number of pages: 864
Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Altruism in PDF and EPUB The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism--and why we need it now more than ever. In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens from the personal to the global, with a rousing argument that altruism--genuine concern for the well-being of others--could be the saving grace of the 21st century. It is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term. Ricard's message has been taken up by major economists and thinkers, including Dennis Snower, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and George Soros. Matthieu Ricard makes a robust and passionate case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for simultaneously benefitting ourselves and our society. It's a fresh outlook on an ardent struggle--and one that just might make the world a better place.