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Über den „Burnout“ im Journalismus Ursachen und Auswege
Author: Michael Bodin
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322851265
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 143
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Leistungsrückgang, allgemeine Erschöpfung und eine starke Abneigung gegenüber der einst geliebten Arbeit - das sind Symptome von Burnout, die häufig bei Journalisten beobachtet worden sind. Mehr als ein Fünftel der vom Autor Befragten leidet unter starkem Burnout. Sie sind körperlich, emotional und geistig erschöpft. Als Ursache kommt nicht zuletzt eine Diskrepanz zwischen beruflichen Idealen und journalistischer Praxis in Betracht. Vor allem aber der Spagat zwischen den Anforderungen des Berufes und dem Wunsch, Familie, Partner und Freunde nicht zu vernachlässigen, ruft bei Journalisten Burnout hervor. Bodins Untersuchung gibt den Anstoß, das Bild vom Journalismus als 24-Stunden-Job zu korrigieren, weil dieser Selbstanspruch mit Burnout zusammenfällt. Flexible Arbeitszeiten, langfristige redaktionelle Planung, ein moderierender Führungsstil und berufliche Reflexion sind weitere Mittel zur Prävention von Burnout.

Fermi’S Paradox Cosmology and Life


Author: Michael Bodin
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490749209
Category: Science
Page: 328
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In a universe as large as this, it would be surprising if earth was the only inhabited planet. Everything we know about cosmology today, suggested that life should be common. Almost certainly some of that would be similar to ourselves, and would also probably be using radio technology in much the way that we do. We should be able to pick up these signals, with the powerful radio telescopes we have today, and the surprising thing is that after 50 years of continuous listening, we have not yet detected a single one. Fermis paradox relates to this finding, but in its original form, was posed as a question, as to why, in a universe such as this, we have no knowledge of the extraterrestrial life which should be common. Many answers have been proposed, none of them satisfactory, and this book looks at the changes which have taken place since Fermis day, both with respect to the origin and evolution of life, and the advancing trends in modern cosmology, to provide current information from which readers can form their own opinion. The author presents a personal view, which is hypothetical and speculative, but consistent with facts nonetheless.

Primer of Relativity

A Student's Introduction
Author: Michael Bodin
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412090709
Category: Education
Page: 366
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Understanding is more important than facts. This book is a comprehensive introduction to Einstein's work, suitable for beginners and students up to university level, which emphasises meaning over content.

The One Page CV

Create your own high impact CV. Clever, clear, and comprehensive. Get noticed and beat the competition.
Author: Paul Hichens
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292001496
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Say less and stand out more. About six seconds – that’s how long your CV will be considered before it’s consigned to the bin forever. If you don’t grab attention quickly, you’ll be rejected without a second thought. Your CV must be high impact, concise and optimised if it’s to do its job, and The One Page CV shows you exactly how to do it. It’s proven to work. It’s tried and tested. It’s written by an expert. · Avoid the pitfalls that your competition will be making · Transform your CV into a targeted, high-impact, job-winning tool · Spotlight your professional skills, qualifications and experience · Write smartly and persuasively so recruiters want to read your CV Remember – you’ve got six seconds. That’s all. Why waste it?

Enigmas of Creation

Accident Or Design?
Author: Michael Bodin
Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub
ISBN: 9781426938078
Category: Education
Page: 386
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Why is there something rather than nothing? A fundamental question which goes to the very heart of creation and existence. Yet there are only two realistic options: 'Intelligent Design', or 'Accident of Chance' - a choice between 'God' and 'Science'. Religion, however, lacks objective evidential support, and requires no justification beyond unconditional belief, while science addresses only material creation, but ignores essential 'intangibles' - mathematics, logic and rationality - without which the universe would not be able to function. These are the Enigmas of creation, and this book addresses all aspects as equally important, including theories of creation, the purpose and nature of the universe, implications of time, concepts of reality and existence, life (biological, artificial and destiny), laws of nature, metaphysical concepts of 'pre-creation', the nature of 'higher intelligence', and the validity and limitations of 'human' Probability. Proposals put forward include, that 'the future' does not exist - only indefinite perpetuation of increments of 'present'; laws of nature being stored by digital encoding onto quantum fluctuations of vacuum energy; and that quantum gravity does not exist. The book collates and evaluates these topics, to compare and prioritize the relative significance of 'real' and 'speculative' arguments, and reaches a 'balance of evidence' conclusion as to why the universe exists - Accident or Design?

Find Your Fit

A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love
Author: Sue Kaiden
Publisher: Association for Talent Development
ISBN: 1562865730
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Master the new world of work. You want—no, you need—a new job. But not just any job. The job. So you polish your resume till it shines. You apply for countless openings, tailoring your message to each. You search for the hidden job market, although it remains very well hidden. And the response? Well, it’s underwhelming. To top things off, maze-like online application systems appear designed to keep you and the perfect job apart. What’s going on? How people successfully land jobs has changed. You need help from a pro, someone who navigates career data, the labor market, and hot jobs with ease. You want a coach who will tell you what to pursue and what to avoid, and an expert who has mastered job-hunting and career change to offer wisdom gained from experience. What you need is a career coach. Better yet, several. Expert career coaches contributing to this volume include Lakeisha Mathews, Dan Schwartz, Sheila Margolis, Alisa Cohn, Michelle Riklan, Marie Zimenoff, Laura Labovich, Lynne Williams, Thea Kelley, Jean Juchnowicz, Alan DeBack, Marilyn Feldstein, Vivian Blade, David Hosmer, Barbara Seifert, and Nicole Miller. Find Your Fit guides you through answering foundational questions like: What do I want to do with my career? Where should I do it? And how do I get there? As you develop a strong sense of self-awareness, you’ll be able to identify the work environment best for you, shape your online identity, and network more effectively by focusing on people instead of openings. You’ll learn about coveted employee referrals, and how to get one at your target company. With the help of experienced career coaches, you’ll be able to handle any kind of interview. And, you’ll become familiar with the pre-employment testing and assessments increasingly common today. What are you waiting for? Your personal coaching session awaits.

Stepping Stones to Achieving Your Doctorate

Focusing on Your Viva from the Start
Author: Vernon Trafford,Shosh Leshem
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335236979
Category: Education
Page: 245
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What criteria are used to assess the scholarly merit of a thesis? What is the level of conceptualization that is expected in doctoral theses? How can you prepare to defend your thesis? What is the most effective route to achieving your doctorate? The starting point to achieving your doctorate is to appreciate how your thesis will be examined. The criteria that examiners use, the questions they ask in vivas and their reports provide templates against which theses are judged. So, why not start from this endpoint as you plan, undertake, write and defend your research? This book focuses specifically on how you, as a doctoral candidate, can raise your level of thinking about your chosen topic. Doing so will improve the quality of your research and ultimately contribute to knowledge. It also explores the nature of conceptualization which is sought by examiners in theses. As a candidate, the book provides those essential characteristics of doctorateness that examiners expect to find in your thesis. The book will also appeal to supervisors, examiners and those who conduct workshops for doctoral candidates and supervisors. This practical book includes extracts from theses, examiner reports and cameo accounts from doctoral examiners, supervisors and candidates. It also contains numerous visual models that explain relationships and processes for you to apply and use in your doctoral journey. Based upon contemporary practice, Stepping Stones to Achieving your Doctorate is an essential tool for doctoral candidates, supervisors and examiners.

How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracy


Author: Mónica Ferrín,Hanspeter Kriesi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191079529
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
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Based on a new data-set covering 29 European and neighboring countries, this volume shows how, Europeans view and evaluate democracy: what are their conceptions of democracy, how do they assess the quality of democracy in their own country, and to what extent do they consider their country's democracy as legitimate? The study shows that Europeans share a common view of liberal democracy, which is complemented by elements of social and direct democracy, which go beyond the basic liberal model. The level of their demands in terms of democracy varies, however, considerably across Europe and is related to their assessment of democracy: the worse the quality of democracy in a given country, the higher the respective demands on democracy. The analysis of the determinants of democratic views and evaluations shows that they depend on the political and economic (but less on the cultural) context conditions. Comparative Politics is a series for students, teachers, and researchers of political science that deals with contemporary government and politics. Global in scope, books in the series are characterised by a stress on comparative analysis and strong methodological rigour. The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research. For more information visit: www.ecprnet.eu. The Comparative Politics series is edited by Emilie van Haute, Professor of Political Science, Université libre de Bruxelles; Ferdinand Müller-Rommel, Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy, Leuphana University; and Susan Scarrow, Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Houston.

Wait, How Do I Write This Email?


Author: Danny Rubin
Publisher: News to Live by
ISBN: 9780996349925
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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Ever struggle with an email to network or find a job? Help has arrived. In his new book, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, communications expert Danny Rubin provides 100+ "game-changing" templates for networking, the job search and LinkedIn. As well, the book teaches people how to harness the power of storytelling and build relationships that last

Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician


Author: Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471299813
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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Communication Skills for the Environmental technician This book provides environmental technology students with an enjoyable way to quickly master the basic communication skills needed by the environmental technician. Like all the books in the critically acclaimed Preserving the Legacy series, it follows a rapid-learning modular format featuring learning objectives, summaries, chapter-end reviews, practice questions, and skill-building activities. The only book available that specifically addresses the communication responsibilities of the environmental technician, it offers a thorough review of corporate communication basics and covers the environmental documents commonly generated by technicians. Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician features: * Advice on foundation reading and technical writing skills, including mastery of outlining and grammar awareness * Chapters on writing skills for business letters and memos; technical documents such as contingency plans, logbooks, and field notes; and completion and filing procedures for numerous reporting forms * In-depth coverage of oral communication skills, both for formal presentations and informal conferencing * Specifics of the job search: creating portfolios, writing resumes and cover letters, and performing well in the interview setting With its comprehensive coverage and quick-reference format, Communication Skills for the Environmental Technician is also a handy resource for any environmental technician needing a helpful refresher or useful working reference. The HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAINING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HMTRI), recognized by agencies including the EPA, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, was established in 1987 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with the intention of promoting worker protection and the maintenance of a clean and safe environment through education and training.

Getting a Job Process Kit


Author: Robert H. Zedlitz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 053845041X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
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GETTING A JOB: PROCESS KIT, Sixth Edition, a step-by-step guide to help students find and get the job they want, is now better than ever! This up-to-date, hands-on simulation shows students how to identify and match personal skills with job interests, prepare a resume and keep it updated, and research jobs and companies using the Internet and other sources. The simulation begins with a fun and helpful self-assessment, which students then use to research and explore suitable career options. For additional support, the kit reviews the employment process, provides worksheets and advice to boost students' confidence when pursuing employment, and outlines a graceful way to leave a job. An updated RESUME GENERATOR CD, included with each simulation, helps students easily prepare personalized, professional resumes and other employment documents, which they can organize and store in a provided resume cover and employment portfolio. Students can also use the CD to create a personal profile for the job search or review numerous sample employment documents, including resumes and cover letters with correct content and formatting. In addition, the CD includes helpful tips on how to develop a winning resume, what type of cover letter to use and when, action words that sell, and other employment documents to help ease the job search process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Home Care Aide


Author: Doris Smith
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780815147480
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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An aid to learning which provides home care aides with information needed to manage client emergencies. Information is given in this text with illustrations accompanying each step, and key points are highlighted in this text to try and allow students to locate and use the information more easily.

Letters on Ethics

To Lucilius
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022626520X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 528
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The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of town and country life in Nero’s Italy, discussions of poetry and oratory, and philosophical training for Seneca’s friend Lucilius. This volume, the first complete English translation in nearly a century, makes the Letters more accessible than ever before. Written as much for a general audience as for Lucilius, these engaging letters offer advice on how to deal with everything from nosy neighbors to sickness, pain, and death. Seneca uses the informal format of the letter to present the central ideas of Stoicism, for centuries the most influential philosophical system in the Mediterranean world. His lively and at times humorous expositions have made the Letters his most popular work and an enduring classic. Including an introduction and explanatory notes by Margaret Graver and A. A. Long, this authoritative edition will captivate a new generation of readers.

Winning Resumes


Author: Matthew Greene
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 9780452271364
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 226
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Discusses how to turn a basic resume into a mini-sales presentation, offers on advice on format, style, and language, and includes sample resumes

A Workbook for Arguments, Second Edition

A Complete Course in Critical Thinking
Author: David R. Morrow,Anthony Weston
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1624664296
Category: Philosophy
Page: 520
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A Workbook for Arguments builds on Anthony Weston’s A Rulebook for Arguments to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The second edition adds: Updated and improved homework exercises—nearly one third are new—to ensure that the examples continue to resonate with students. Increased coverage of scientific reasoning, demonstrating how scientific reasoning dovetails with critical thinking more generally. Two new activities in which students analyze arguments in their original form, as provided in brief selections from the original texts. This edition continues to include: The entire text of Rulebook, supplemented with extensive explanations and exercises. Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of arguments in a wide variety of sources. Practical advice to help students succeed. Model answers to odd-numbered problems, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected sample answers and further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, or ethical issues they raise. Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments. An appendix on mapping arguments, giving students a solid introduction to this vital skill in constructing complex and multi-step arguments and evaluating them.

Once Upon an Algorithm

How Stories Explain Computing
Author: Martin Erwig
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262341700
Category: Mathematics
Page: 336
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Picture a computer scientist, staring at a screen and clicking away frantically on a keyboard, hacking into a system, or perhaps developing an app. Now delete that picture. In Once Upon an Algorithm, Martin Erwig explains computation as something that takes place beyond electronic computers, and computer science as the study of systematic problem solving. Erwig points out that many daily activities involve problem solving. Getting up in the morning, for example: You get up, take a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast. This simple daily routine solves a recurring problem through a series of well-defined steps. In computer science, such a routine is called an algorithm. Erwig illustrates a series of concepts in computing with examples from daily life and familiar stories. Hansel and Gretel, for example, execute an algorithm to get home from the forest. The movie Groundhog Day illustrates the problem of unsolvability; Sherlock Holmes manipulates data structures when solving a crime; the magic in Harry Potter's world is understood through types and abstraction; and Indiana Jones demonstrates the complexity of searching. Along the way, Erwig also discusses representations and different ways to organize data; "intractable" problems; language, syntax, and ambiguity; control structures, loops, and the halting problem; different forms of recursion; and rules for finding errors in algorithms. This engaging book explains computation accessibly and shows its relevance to daily life. Something to think about next time we execute the algorithm of getting up in the morning.

Bind Us Apart

How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation
Author: Nicholas Guyatt
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465065619
Category: History
Page: 416
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Why did the Founding Fathers fail to include blacks and Indians in their cherished proposition that “all men are created equal”? Racism is the usual answer. Yet Nicholas Guyatt argues in Bind Us Apart that white liberals from the founding to the Civil War were not confident racists, but tortured reformers conscious of the damage that racism would do to the nation. Many tried to build a multiracial America in the early nineteenth century, but ultimately adopted the belief that non-whites should create their own republics elsewhere: in an Indian state in the West, or a colony for free blacks in Liberia. Herein lie the origins of “separate but equal.” Essential reading for anyone hoping to understand today's racial tensions, Bind Us Apart reveals why racial justice in the United States continues to be an elusive goal: despite our best efforts, we have never been able to imagine a fully inclusive, multiracial society.

Reading Between the Lines

Understanding Inference
Author: Catherine Delamain,Jill Spring
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351705903
Category: Medical
Page: 154
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Suitable for teachers and speech and language therapists working in the fields of language and literacy, and concerned with developing inferencing skills in their students, this book contains a collection of 300 texts which are graded, and lead the student gradually from simple tasks.

The Crisis of Conservatism

The Politics, Economics and Ideology of the Conservative Party, 1880-1914
Author: E.H.H. Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134763883
Category: History
Page: 432
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The Crisis of Conservatism 1880-1914 offers a new interpretation of Conservative politics in the period 1880-1914 and comes to the startling conclusion that, but for the intervention of the First World War, there may well have been a 'Strange Death of Tory England.'

Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified


Author: Richard Wolfson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393242188
Category: Science
Page: 288
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With this reader-friendly book, it doesn't take an Einstein to understand the theory of relativity and its remarkable consequences. In clear, understandable terms, physicist Richard Wolfson explores the ideas at the heart of relativity and shows how they lead to such seeming absurdities as time travel, curved space, black holes, and new meaning for the idea of past and future. Drawing from years of teaching modern physics to nonscientists, Wolfson explains in a lively, conversational style the simple principles underlying Einstein's theory. Relativity, Wolfson shows, gave us a new view of space and time, opening the door to questions about their flexible nature: Is the universe finite or infinite? Will it expand forever or eventually collapse in a "big crunch"? Is time travel possible? What goes on inside a black hole? How does gravity really work? These questions at the forefront of twenty-first-century physics are all rooted in the profound and sweeping vision of Albert Einstein's early twentieth-century theory. Wolfson leads his readers on an intellectual journey that culminates in a universe made almost unimaginably rich by the principles that Einstein first discovered.