While leading a double life would seem to be the exclusive domain of psychopaths and undercover agents, thousands of ´regular people´ keep extraordinary secrets from those closest to them. Duped is an investigation of compulsive liars - and how they fool their loved ones - drawing on Abby Ellin´s personal experience.From the day Abby went on her first date with The Commander, she was caught up in a whirlwind. Within five months he´d proposed, and they´d moved in together. But there were red flags: strange stories of international espionage, involving Osama bin Laden and the Pentagon. Soon his stories began to unravel until she discovered, far later than she´d have liked, that he was a complete and utter fraud.When Ellin wrote about her experience in Psychology Today, the responses were unlike anything she´d experienced as a journalist. Legions of people wrote in with similar stories of otherwise sharp-witted and self-aware people being taken in by ludicrous scams. Why was it so hard to spot these outlandish stories? Why were so many of the perpetrators male and so many of the victims female? Was there something universal at play here?In Duped, New York Times journalist Abby Ellin explores the secret lives of compulsive liars and the tragedy of those who trust them - who have experienced severe, prolonged betrayal - and the terrible impact on their sense of reality and their ability to trust ever again. Studying the art and science of lying, talking to victims who´ve had their worlds turned upside down, and writing with great openness about her own mistakes, she lays the phenomenon bare. Ellin offers us a shocking and intimate look not only at the damage that the duplicitous cause but at the painful reaction of a society that is all too quick to blame the believer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002232/bk_twuk_002232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book presents the combined proceedings of the 12th KIPS International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Technologies and Applications (CUTE 2017) and the 9th International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA2017), both held in Taichung, Taiwan, December 18 - 20, 2017. The aim of these two meetings was to promote discussion and interaction among academics, researchers and professionals in the field of ubiquitous computing technologies. These proceedings reflect the state of the art in the development of computational methods, involving theory, algorithms, numerical simulation, error and uncertainty analysis and novel applications of new processing techniques in engineering, science, and other disciplines related to ubiquitous computing. James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park received Ph.D. degrees in Graduate School of Information Security from Korea University, Korea and Graduate School of Human Sciences from Waseda University, Japan. From December, 2002 to July, 2007, Dr. Park had been a research scientist of R&D Institute, Hanwha S&C Co., Ltd., Korea. From September, 2007 to August, 2009, He had been a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungnam University, Korea. He is now a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of Interdisciplinary Bio IT Materials, Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), Korea. Dr. Park has published about 200 research papers in international journals and conferences. He has been serving as chair, program committee, or organizing committee chair for many international conferences and workshops. He is a steering chair of international conferences - MUE, FutureTech, CSA, CUTE, UCAWSN, World IT Congress-Jeju. He is editor-in-chief of Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS) by Springer, The Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS) by KIPS, and Journal of Convergence (JoC) by KIPS CSWRG. He is Associate Editor / Editor of 14 international journals including JoS, JNCA, SCN, CJ, and so on. In addition, he has been serving as a Guest Editor for international journals by some publishers: Springer, Elsevier, John Wiley, Oxford Univ. press, Emerald, Inderscience, MDPI. He got the best paper awards from ISA-08 and ITCS-11 conferences and the outstanding leadership awards from IEEE HPCC-09, ICA3PP-10, IEE ISPA-11, PDCAT-11, IEEE AINA-15. Furthermore, he got the outstanding research awards from the SeoulTech, 2014. His research interests include IoT, Human-centric Ubiquitous Computing, Information Security, Digital Forensics, Vehicular Cloud Computing, Multimedia Computing, etc. He is a member of the IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, KIPS, and KMMS. Vincenzo Loia (BS ´85, MS ´87, PhD ´89) is Full Professor of Computer Science. His research interests include Intelligent Agents, Ambient intelligence, Computational Intelligence. Currently he is Founder & Editor-in-chief of ´´Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing´´, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of ´´Softcomputing´´, Springer-Verlag. He is Chair of the Task Forces ´´Intelligent Agents´´ and ´´Ambient Intelligence´´ IEEE CIS ETTC. He has been Chair the Emergent Technical Committe ´´Emergent Technology´´, IEEE CIS Society and Vice-Chair of Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee. He has been author of more than 200 scientific works, Editor/co-editor of 4 Books, 64 journal papers, 25 book chapters, and 100 conference papers. He is Senior member of the IEEE, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. Many times reviewers for national and international projects, Dr. Loia is active in the research domain of agents, ambient intelligence, computational intelligence, smartgrids, distributed platform for enrich added value. Gangman Yi in Computer S
Diese Einführung in englischer Sprache präsentiert in 14 Kapiteln die grundlegenden Themen und Gegenstandsbereiche der Englischdidaktik. Gleichermaßen praxisnah wie theoretisch fundiert, behandelt der Band zentrale Prinzipien und Kompetenzbereiche eines modernen Fremdsprachenunterrichts. Ausgehend von den zentralen Akteur/innen (Lehrende und Lernende) und mit Blick auf die Teilbereiche der Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturdidaktik werden zudem Vorschläge für den Einsatz unterschiedlicher Materialien und Medien diskutiert. Weitere Kapitel widmen sich den institutionellen Organisationsstrukturen und dem Bereich Assessment/Diagnose. Der Band erscheint in zweifarbiger Gestaltung, mit Definitionen und Beispielen sowie mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. This comprehensive introduction presents the fundamental topics and issues of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in 14 chapters. Integrating both profound theoretical and creative practical considerations, the central principles and competence domains of modern foreign language teaching are discussed. Starting with the main classroom agents (teachers and learners), the chapters outline a variety of content areas (language, literature, cultural issues) and thoroughly review materials, media and methods. Additional chapters are concerned with the historical development of English language teaching, its current institutional organisation as well as assessment and evaluation.
(1999/Norton) 18 tracks - Howlin´ 1957-64 insane rarities culled from the vaults of Golden Crest, the fabled East Coast wax domain that spawned the likes of the Fabulous Wailers, Mando & the Chili Peppers, Mask Man & the Agents and loads more raunchy, greasy, slobberin´ clobberers! Mammoth full-out Nortophonic loud sound abundance roars forth with an astonishing barrage of foot stompin´, brain sprainin´ teentown tantrums guar-anteed to take your house party from zero to sixty-nine in two seconds flat! Rare photos, extensive liner notes, lotsa cuts presented for the first time on CD! Label oddities abound on Golden Crest: insanely rare picture sleeves (the Four Bars, Donny Lee Moore and four different promo only Wailers jackets to name but a few), limited edition EP´s (ever see the Mando and the Chili Peppers four tracker or the bizarre Wailers /Three Graces split platter?) and of course, the variety of boldly regal label designs-all presented for your drooling pleasure on this luxe package. Rock n´ roll, instrumentals, rockabilly, doo-wop, soul floor shakers, hairy squallers a-plenty! Sure to elevate your status in all sudsy circles!
Guided practices and meditations to awaken love, deepen intimacy, and transform the world. Have you ever felt a glimmer of love stir within you, and then wondered: How do I fan this inner fire and bring it into my relationships, my spiritual life, and the world? With Meditations of the Heart, Marianne Williamson and Andrew Harvey guide us into a series of contemplations, questions, and practices to liberate this most essential of sacred forces. Love is not just in you - it is you, right here and right now. When we release the blockages and habits of fear, defensiveness, and separation that have become the ´´norm´´ in our culture today, we awaken love fully. Join these two luminary teachers as they share the prayers, practices, and meditations that they use themselves to discover, embody, and amplify love in its many domains, from intimate relationships to our connection with the divine. This immersive program explores: Opening your heart to love Refueling your heart´s passion Embracing the pain of the world Tonglen practice The St. Francis prayer Becoming love´s sacred agent The power of prayer The Journey from the Head to the Heart Your work and your true self Work as Sacred Activity Innocence and forgiveness Forgiveness Meditation Note: These meditations are also available in Marianne Williamson and Andrew Harvey´s audio course Love´s Manifesto. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Harvey, Marianne Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000615/sp_true_000615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I here intend to examine the perceptions and practices of the state and different Islamist groups about the religious education in contemporary Egypt. Since the 1970s, the rise of Islamism in Egypt has created strife between the ruling elites and dissident Islamist groups to capture the religious discourse and control the religious socialization in the mass education. This strife has resulted in the emergence of alternative Islamic educational areas (private Islamic schools and Al-Azhar schools). In this context, I use hermeneutic method to analyze the religious educational discourses and institutions of these two main agents ?ruling elites and Islamist groups. The Mubarak regime in Egypt seeks to institutionalize a particular state discourse in religious education in accordance with its own interests. However, the important thing is the reactions of different Islamist (moderate and radical) groups to this state discourse and institutionalization. This study aims to shed light on the conflictual domain of religious education from the perspective of political sociology. It can be useful for researchers and scholars who study on Islam, the Middle East, religious education and Egypt.
Economic history is well documented in Assyriology, thanks to the preservation of dozens of thousands of clay tablets recording administrative operations, contracts and acts dealing with family law. Despite these voluminous sources, the topic of work and the contribution of women have rarely been addressed.This book examines occupations involving women over the course of three millennia of Near Eastern history. It presents the various aspects of women as economic agents inside and outside of the family structure. Inside the family, women were the main actors in the production of goods necessary for everyday life. In some instances, their activities exceeded the simple needs of the household and were integrated within the production of large organizations or commercial channels. The contributions presented in this volume are representative enough to address issues in various domains: social, economic, religious, etc., from varied points of view: archaeological, historical, sociological, anthropological, and with a gender perspective.This book will be a useful tool for historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and graduate students interested in the economy of the ancient Near East and in women and gender studies.
Welcome to the third novel in the Reemergence series. Baby Astrid and the magic that she is grows older, and around her all things ancient awaken, changing the modern world - and not always for the better. Abe Fellows - recent graduate of Quantico and newly minted agent of Tapper - is sent to London to investigate a series of bizarre mutations that seem to have been infected by an arcane virus. All creatures great and small flee the waters of the Eastern Atlantic, fleeing panicked and mindless to escape an unknown threat that comes from an unknown place and time, and Fyelrath brooks no assault on her domain. The dragon of water joins Abraham in his hunt for answers as threats emerge from the city as well as the deep. It´s only a matter of time before the eldritch threat rises up from its slumber and consumes Earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raphael Corkhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032564/bk_adbl_032564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.