Free politics and current events Kindle books for 18 Feb 18

Know Thyself: Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life

by Jon D. Webster

“To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.”
-Socrates
Anyone who is successful will tell you that, as a general rule, it is wise to know as much as you can about your abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.
There are many ways to discover who you are and what you are about.
You can take personality tests, make lists of your likes and dislikes, or you can buy and read books like this!
Know Thyself contains over 225 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life.
In this book, you will be asked questions such as:

What are your top 10 accomplishments? Why do you think this is so?

What are the top 10 things you are best at? Why do you think this is so?                  

Who are the top 10 people you enjoy being around? Why do you think this is?

What are the top 10 things that motivate you? Why do you think this is so?

What are the top 10 things you enjoy doing the most? Why do you think this is so?                                                
What are the top 10 things you like most about yourself? Why do you think this is so?                                        
What are the top 10 qualities you want to possess? Why do you think this is so?                                        

When were the top 10 times you felt the happiest? Why do you think this is so?

What are the top 10 things people can do to win you over? Why do you think this is so?                      

What are the top 10 emotions you experience most often? Why do you think this is so?                                 .

When were the top 10 times when you have been motivated the most? Why do you think this is so?

What are the top 10 times you have been motivated the least? Why do you think this is so?                    

What are the top 10 jobs you have enjoyed the most? Why do you think this is so?

What are your top 10 goals you want to accomplish this year? Why do you think this is so?

What are the 10 things you do the most each day? Why do you think this is so?

What 10 things have earned you the most money in the past 30 days? Why do you think this is so?

What are 10 things that have contributed to your debt more than anything in the past 30 days?
Why do you think this is so?

What are 10 things you want to keep doing? Why do you think this is so?

Who are the 10 people that are most receptive to you? Why do you think this is so?

What are the 10 things you are most grateful for? Why do you think this is so?

What are the top 10 things you are doing to develop yourself? Why do you think this is so?

What are the 10 best decisions you have ever made? Why do you think this is so?

What are the 10 worst decisions you have ever made? Why do you think this is so?

What are the top 10 things you know you should do, but don’t want to? Why do you think this is so?

For each item, what are 10 benefits you will get from doing them? Why do you think this is so?

As you can tell, this is a book filled with insightful questions and at only 2.99, it is well worth the price!



Happiness is the Wrong Metric: A Liberal Communitarian Response to Populism (Library of Public Policy and Public Administration)

by Amitai Etzioni

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This timely book addresses the conflict between globalism and nationalism. It provides a liberal communitarian response to the rise of populism occurring in many democracies.  The book highlights the role of communities next to that of the state and the market. It spells out the policy implications of liberal communitarianism for privacy, freedom of the press, and much else. In a persuasive argument that speaks to politics today from Europe to the United States to Australia, the author offers a compelling vision of hope.  Above all, the book offers a framework for dealing with moral challenges people face as they seek happiness but also to live up to their responsibilities to others and the common good.

At a time when even our most basic values are up for question in policy debates riddled with populist manipulation, Amitai Etzioni’s bold book creates a new frame which introduces morals and values back into applied policy questions. These questions span the challenges of jobless growth to the unanswered questions posed by the role of artificial intelligence in a wide range of daily life tasks and decisions. While not all readers will agree with the communitarian solutions that he proposes, many will welcome an approach that is, at its core, inclusive and accepting of the increasingly global nature of all societies at the same time. It is a must read for all readers concerned about the future of Western liberal democracy.

Carol Graham, Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution and College Park Professor/University of Maryland

In characteristically lively, engaging, and provocative style Etzioni tackles many of the great public policy dilemmas that afflict us today. Arguing that we are trapped into a spiral of slavish consumerism, he proposes a form of liberal communitarian that, he suggests, will allow human beings to flourish in changing circumstances.
 

Jonathan Wolff, Blavatnik Chair of Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford



Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries: Gender Justice and Norm Change

Adolescence is a pivotal time in a girl’s life. The development of educational, physical, psychosocial, familial, political and economic capabilities enable girls to reach their full potential and contribute to the wellbeing of their families and society. However, progress is still significantly constrained by discriminatory gender norms and the related attitudes and practices which restrict girls’ horizons, restrain their ambition and, if unfettered, allow exploitation and abuse.



Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries explores the detrimental impact of discriminatory gender norms on adolescent girls’ lives across very different contexts. Grounded in four years of in-depth research in Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam, the book adopts a holistic approach, recognising the inter-related nature of capabilities and the importance of local context. By exploring the theory of gendered norm change, contextualising and examining socialisation processes, the book identifies the patriarchal vested interests in power, authority and moral privilege, which combine in attempts to restrict and control girls’ lives.



Throughout the book, Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries demonstrates how efforts to develop more egalitarian gender norms can enable disadvantaged adolescent girls to change the course of their lives and contribute to societal change. Accessible and informative, the book is perfect for policy makers, think tanks, NGOs, activists, academics and students of gender and development studies.?



Mindfulness: A Practical Guide How to Live A Full Life (Mindfulness in Plain English, Self Help Books For Depression and Anxiety, Stop Negative Thinking)

by Tan Jenemar

Stop negative thinking, stress, anxiety, depression! Use full power of mindfulness to be happy today!

Take action now and download this book for a limited time discount!

It’s easier than you think!

With all the negativities that come with a busy and fast-paced world where everyone seems to be in the pursuit of this or that goal and when these dreams do not come true, frustration and bitterness becomes the order of the day, it’s easy to let life’s issues get to you. Because of this, it’s important to find ways to cool off and relax your mind and body so they can serve you better.

Mindfulness is one of the most effective techniques used by many to enhance connection with the people in their lives, connect with their own selves, achieve a balance between mind, body, and spirit, focus more on what matters, and pay more attention to life and its interesting events as they happen.

Living a mindful life is one of the surest paths to getting the best out of life and taking charge of your thoughts, actions, reactions, choices, and important decisions. Mastering the art of living a mindful life will help you know what you or the people you care about are feeling at any point in time, which will help you decide the best approach to issues at hand whenever and wherever such issues occur.

In this guide, we shall discuss the concept of mindfulness more, its benefits, as well as how you can become mindful in all aspects of your life.

What you will learn:

  • Mindful Thoughts: You Really Need To Slow Down
  • Mindful Body: Creating the Body You Want With New Choices
  • Mindful Relationships: How a New Point of View Can Dramatically Increase Your Happiness
  • Mindful Finances
  • Mindful Career: Is your Career a Blessing or a Life-Long Sentence?

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