How To Make It In America
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Featuring conversations with more than twenty leading politicians, writers, artists, and activists, this book is expert interviewer Marianne Schnall's examination of why America has not yet elected a female president-and how this might change. Prompted by a question from her eight-year-old daughter during the 2008 election of Barack Obama-"Why haven't we ever had a woman president?"-Marianne Schnall set out on a journey to find the answer.
Mergers, outsourcing, and downsizing are the order of the day-and tomorrow as well. And employees everywhere now live in fear of layoffs. In this no-nonsense career guide, HR experts from the front lines demonstrate how to become invaluable at work and fend off a pink slip. The authors explain how to: Make yourself and your contributions visibleStay aware of trends, anticipate change, and adaptAcquire a reputation as a positive team playerBecome the "go-to" person It is possible to weather the storm that's swiftly tearing through every industry in America.
Mission style has withstood the test of time. In homes across America and around the world, Mission furniture creates a look and feel to a home that few others styles canelegant and homey, all at once. This is a classic book of Mission-style furniture, fi
America's economy and democracy are working for the benefit of an ever-fewer privileged and powerful people. But rather than just complain about it or give up on the system, we must join together and make it work for all of us. In this timely book, Robert B. Reich argues that nothing good happens in Washington unless citizens are energized and organized to make sure Washington acts in the public good.
Government control has driven health care costs sky-high at the same time that it has reduced the quality of care. As America's health care system cries out for reform, should policymakers embrace even more government planning, or should they fight for more individual freedom? In this updated edition of their 2005 book, the authors tackle proposals that would let government manage even more of America's health care sector.
Who will you become to get what you want? The relentless pursuit of the American Dream continues for the enterprising duo Ben (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam (Victor Rasuk) in the whirlwind second season of "How To Make It In America". Following their business trip to Japan, aspiring fashion magnates Ben and Cam pound the New York City pavement with tenacious abandon to get noticed, get ahead and get paid.
When it comes to the economy, American voters can no longer count on the Political Class. "We "are the ones who truly want progress, and-despite what politicians would lead us to believe-"we "are the only ones willing to make the difficult but necessary changes that willrestore our country's fiscal sanity. For years, Americans have elected candidates who promise to reduce spending.
America has been at war for years, but until now, it's not been clear with whom. We have been fighting without being clear for what. We have been waging war without using the full resources we need to win. With the publication of "War Footing," Frank Gaffney and his colleagues make it clear not only whom the enemy is and how high the stakes are, but also how we can prevail.
The remarkable true story of a turn-of-the-19th century murder and the trial that ensuedâ a showdown in which iconic political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces to make sure justice was servedâ from bestselling author of the Edgar finalist, Murder of the Century. In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic.
It could happen when you make a routine withdrawal from an ATM, respond to an e-mail asking for information about an online account, or leave a new box of checks unattended in your mailbox. Identity theft is one of the easiest crimes to commit in Americaâ and one of the hardest to prosecute. As thieves become increasingly clever, Americans have more reasons than ever to fear this elusive, ubiquitous crime.
What does it mean to "act black" or "act white"? Is race merely a matter of phenotype, or does it come from the inflection of a person's speech, the clothes in her closet, how she chooses to spend her time and with whom she chooses to spend it? What does it mean to be "really" black, and who gets to make that judgment? In Acting White? leading scholars of race and the law Devon Carbado and Mitu Gulati argue that, in spite of decades of racial progress and the pervasiveness of multicultural rhetoric, racial judgments are often based not just on skin color, but on how a person conforms to behavior stereotypically associated with a certain race.
Ever since Johnny Carson first popularized the late-night talk show in 1962 with The Tonight Show, the eleven p.m. to two a.m. comedy time slot on network television has remained an indelible part of our national culture. More than six popular late-night shows air every night of the week, and with recent major shake-ups in the industry, late-night television has never been more relevant to our public consciousness than it is today.
One of America's leading brand strategists shares her step-by-step program for creating an unforgettable identity in today's marketplace. For any woman who has ever gone to work in the morning and thought "there must be more," branding expert Robin Fisher Roffer reveals the eight surefire steps for developing a unique, personal brand strategy for success by identifying your extraordinary attributes, thinking about your values and passions, and learning how to use them to build a successful and fulfilling professional life.
The American standard system of measurement is a unique and odd thing to behold with its esoteric, inconsistent standards: twelve inches in a foot, three feet in a yard, sixteen ounces in a pound, one hundred pennies to the dollar. For something as elemental as counting and estimating the world around us, it seems like a confusing tool to use. So how did we end up with it?Most of the rest of the world is on the metric system, and for a time in the 1970s America appeared ready to make the switch.
Who filled the trough? Who set the table at the banquet of greed? How has it been possible for corporate pigs to gorge themselves on grossly inflated pay packages and heaping helpings of stock options while the average American struggles to make do with their leftovers? Provocative political commentator Arianna Huffington yanks back the curtain on the unholy alliance of CEOs, politicians, lobbyists, and Wall Street bankers who have shown a brutal disregard for those in the office cubicles and on the factory floors.
Governor Ed Rendell explains why America's leaders rarely call for sacrifice for the greater good-to avoid making any sacrifices themselves Rendell has seen job security become the primary consideration of any person with power in America-their own job security Most politicians and bureaucrats can see no further ahead than the next election, sometimes no further than the next press conference.
How hedge funds make money by taking it from the rest of us-and how "you" can join them Top hedge fund managers make more than Oprah, Rupert Murdoch, and A-Rod combined-but they aren't running news and entertainment empires or playing baseball for the New York Yankees. Aren't you curious about how these hedge fund dudes make so much doing who knows what? You may even wonder if you can get there, too.
America is the one of the wealthiest nations on earth. So why do so many Americans struggle to make ends meet? Why is it so difficult for those who start at the bottom to reach the middle class? And why, if a rising economic tide lifts all boats, have middle-class incomes been growing so slowly? Social Democratic America explains how this has happened and how we can do better.
When Michael Scheuer first questioned the goals of the Iraq War in his 2004 bestseller "Imperial Hubris," policymakers and ordinary citizens alike stood up and took notice. Now, Scheuer offers a scathing and frightening look at how the Iraq War has been a huge setback to America's War on Terror, making our enemy stronger and altering the geopolitical landscape in ways that are profoundly harmful to U.
Based on Korea's legendary condiment, Mother-in-Law's Kimchi is taking America by storm with its vibrant, versatile balance of flavor and just the right amount of spice. Making kimchi is the next frontier for anyone who enjoys DIY food projects, and homemade kimchi is a must-have for connoisseurs of the beloved Korean pickle. Following traditional kimchi-making seasons and focusing on produce at its peak, this bold, colorful cookbook walks you step by step through how to make both robust and lighter kimchi.
At no time in history, and certainly in no other democratic society, have prisons been filled so quickly and to such capacity than in the United States. And nowhere has this growth been more concentrated than in the disadvantaged-and primarily minority-neighborhoods of America's largest urban cities. In the most impoverished places, as much as 20% of the adult men are locked up on any given day, and there is hardly a family without a father, son, brother, or uncle who has not been behind bars.
Alfredo Gutierrez's father, a US citizen, was deported to Mexico from his Arizona hometown-the mining town where Alfredo grew up. This occurred during a wave of anti-immigrant hysteria stoked by the Great Depression, but as Gutierrez makes clear, in a bo
For many people, a well-maintained automobile is a source of pride and peace of mind. But for others, the idea of routine maintenance is daunting. "How to Make Your Car Last Forever "will guide you through the minefield of preventative maintenance, repair, extended warranties, and magic elixirs that claim to cure everything from oil consumption to male-pattern baldness Author, car repair expert, and host of satellite radio show "America's Car Show with Tom Torbjornsen," Tom Torbjornsen has seen it all in his 40 years in the automobile industry.
It is the most desirable country in the world to live in but also the most impossible to get into legally and cheaply. This simple guide makes it easy for any foreigner to understand the complexities and idiocies of the US Immigration system so you can avoid many costly legal fees and begin your journey to live in America today Many areas of US Immigration are covered extensively including; - The F-1 Visa & Studying at US Universities - The J-1 Visa & Being an Intern in the US - The J-1 Visa & Work and Traveling in the YS - The E-3 Visa For Australians Working in the US - The H-1B Visa for Foreigners Working in the US - The TN Visa for Canadians Working in the US - Green Card & Becoming a US Permanent Resident - How To Become A US Citizen - Tax, Social Security & Healthcare in the US and much more.
Fans of Aidells sausages know there's a whole world beyond kielbasa, and it starts with Bruce Aidells gourmet sausages. In BRUCE AIDELLS' COMPLETE SAUSAGE BOOK, the king of the links defines each type of sausage, explains its origin, teaches us how to make sausages, and treats us to his favorite recipes for cooking with them. Hundreds of related tips and essays on Aidells' never-ending quest for yet another great sausage round out the collection, which includes color photos of 16 of the most mouth-watering dishes.
From 1789 to 1965, most Americans were generally satisfied with United States' immigration policy. But that changed in 1965 when Congress and the President, against the will of the people, began re-writing the immigration laws. America is still living with the cascading consequences because, as Meyer Burstein observed more than 20 years ago, immigration mistakes are big mistakes.
From an award-winning writer, the first linked history of African Americans and Latinos in Major League Baseball After peaking at 27 percent of all major leaguers in 1975, African Americans now make up less than one-tenth-a decline unimaginable in other men's pro sports. The number of Latin Americans, by contrast, has exploded to over one-quarter of all major leaguers and roughly half of those playing in the minors.
Take to the skies for a bird's-eye view of how this vast and complex country actually works. Stunning aerial footage, high-definition video and real-time satellite data reveal the American landscape as you've never seen it before, and host Yul Kwon climbs, leaps, and rides across the U.S. to find out what makes this nation tick. He traces the mighty infrastructures that miraculously come together to manufacture goods, transport people, grow our food, and power our increasingly tech-dependent nation.
Living sustainably isn't a choice; it's a necessity. ur current way of producing food isn't healthy for us or our planet. Paying closer attention to how we eat, what food we buy, and where we make these purchases are important first attempts in creating a
Everyone knows that the current tax system is unfair. Some of the richest people in America pay no tax, while a huge share of the tax burden falls on the rest of us. A mere glance at the tax code confirms that it is far too complex, with volumes of rules that no ordinary person could possibly comprehend. What is to be done? Some conservatives have called for a so-called flat tax.