Communication in Everyday Life, Second Edition remains the only introductory communication book to explore fundamental concepts, theories, and skills aimed at helping readers apply the material to their personal and professional lives - with a thematic integration of the relational perspective and a focus on demonstrating its direct relevance to their own everyday communication. Steve Duck and David T. McMahan help readers develop a strong foundation in communication concepts, theory, and research, as well as practical communication skills such as listening, critical thinking, using technology to communicate, understanding nonverbal communication, creating persuasive strategies, and managing group conflict. TheSecond Edition also introduces readers to important emerging areas in communication studies, offering unique chapters on health communication and family communication. Ideal for the 21st-century, this book provides up-to-date insight into the communication topics central to everyday life.
In The Day I Became a Superhero, seven-year-old Ommeh faces the toughest day in her life during a fatal car crash with her parents. She is alone and frightened at first, but something miraculous happens when she gets in touch with her inner superhero and her life is changed forever. En El Dia Que me Converti en un Superheroe, Ommeh, una nina de siete anos, se enfrenta el dia mas dificil de su vida en un accidente automovilistico fatal con sus padres. Ella esta sola y asustada al principio, pero algo milagroso sucede cuando se pone en contacto con su superheroe interior y que su vida cambia para siempre. "I find [this] story raw, real and very inspirational. It's relevant for both adults and young children--for us to realize our amazing potential and the miracles we are capable of achieving. It's easy to focus on all of our flaws but what this story reminds us of is our true essence; when we can tap into it, it's unbelievably powerful. And that essence is within us--we just have to allow it to manifest." --Prea Gulati, PhD Assistant Research Professor, Department of Global Health, George Washington University "It made me feel interested, surprised, and empowered, and I recommend all kids and adults to read it. I felt like I could do the same for my parents if I am in a situation like this." --Gabe, age 9
Gain an understanding of what effect different types of food have on your body, and how changes in your diet can have a huge influence on your weight, energy levels and well being.Discover key diet changes that will transform your health, and easy ways to make exercise an integrated part of your day.Our course is designed to give you a comprehensive grounding in essential nutritional information-but also give you practical steps that you can take to improve your eating habits and, in turn, your health.Whether you want to lose weight, have more energy, sleep better or simply feel more engaged with life, a healthy diet is going to go a long way to achieving your goal.
This delightful book takes the reader on a trip through the highs and lows of the first two years with triplets. The author shares the challenges and joys of taking care of 3 babies along with their older brother while trying to stay sane and happy at the same time. There are lots of helpful hints for other parents and a good deal of humor too. A must-read for anyone expecting multiples!
Straightforward and honest, Not Now, I'm Having a No Hair Day paints a realistic picture of what it was like for Christine Clifford to discover breast cancer, undergo surgery, and endure months of radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Her moments of fear, frustration, embarrassment, love, and joy are captured playfully in 60 cartoons. Cancer patients and their families will readily enjoy a humorous look at a serious subject.
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