Author: Peter J. Canavan
Publisher: Union Square Publishing
Release Date: 2017-09-21
College students and their parents used to worry about getting good grades, finding a job after graduation and whether or not they would be living at home after college. However, in recent years the primary concern has been ensuring that students stay safe at college while they are away from home. There are many safety challenges facing today's students. This book addresses these topics including bullying & cyber-bullying, alcohol responsibility, credit card and ATM safety, dorm room security, personal boundaries, sexual and physical assault, terrorism, active shooters and personal safety both on and off-campus. The author is a computer consultant, martial artist, self-defense instructor, university public safety officer and campus security authority, as well as the father of three soon-to-be college students. He has extensively researched the problems facing today's youth, brings awareness to them, and provides comprehensive, realistic solutions for college students who face threats that generations before never did. In addition to the obvious threats to personal safety, the book contains important information about how to build confidence, maintain the proper attitude, and build various other skills to ensure success both in college and in life.
A must-have for every young woman headed off to college, this comprehensive guide to personal safety covers everything from daily life to more serious threats on campus. Safety expert and speaker Kathleen Baty offers young women essential advice for protecting themselves in the dorm, at parties, on Facebook, during spring break, and while studying abroad. She also advises on sexual harassment, domestic violence, and self-defense. Written in a friendly, accessible tone, and packed with checklists, personal anecdotes from students, safety secrets, and invaluable resources, College Safety 101 is the handbook every college student needs on her nightstand, and a priceless gift for high school grads.
Author: Steve Kardian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Genre: Health & Fitness
"In The New Superpower for Women, Steve Kardian, a thirty-year veteran of law enforcement, FBI defense tactics instructor, and an expert on the criminal mind, demonstrates how to become a "hard target" and not a "soft target" by simply trusting your gut. Additionally, he shows how the habits of safety can become an integral part of your daily routine"--
Author: Robert L. Parke
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Date rape
"That would never happen to me." Have you ever said this, or heard someone else say it? This world is very unsafe. Crime rates throughout the country are high. Young women on their own in the world are frequently at risk. Women leaving home and entering college, and those who soon will be, can benefit from the information in this book. It is a common sense approach for young people to the threats of today's world. This guide offers essential education on possible dangers. It then offers practical strategies and solutions that can help individuals avoid trouble. Staying Safe will teach young women behavior patterns that will increase their ability to avoid the monsters and stay safe in this very unsafe world. "With my experience directing the murder investigations that ultimately led to the capture, conviction, and execution of serial killer Ted Bundy for these crimes in Tallahassee, Florida, I can enthusiastically recommend Mr. Parke's book as a must read." - W. Ken Katsaris, elected Sheriff of Leon County in Tallahassee, Florida from 1977-1981, during the well-known terror spree of Ted Bundy.
Author: Christie Garton
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Study Aids
Want to know a secret about life in college? Everyone—from the social butterfly in freshman orientation to the top student in Bio 101—feels a little unsure about the college experience. And that's completely normal! In fact, everyone could use a little help sometimes, especially in their first year. We know, because we've been there. But don't worry: We have you covered! From the day you set foot on campus until the day you wear a cap and gown, get advice from a source you can trust: the expert and diverse team of all—star college students and recent grads behind U Chic. Campus Living — managing roommate relationships, and settling in that first semester Academics — schedules, majors, academic resources, and strategies for staying on top of your studies Social Life — tips and tricks on making friends, getting involved, and finding love in the age of apps Health & Safety — partying smart, coping with the winter blues, and knowing when to ask for help College Perks — internships, study abroad, spring break, and more! Plus! A brand new chapter on being a non—traditional student—its challenges, its joys, and how you can take charge of your college experience. We've got answers to your most burning college questions and tons of practical tips to ensure that you have the best four years of your life. We Are Supporting 1,000 Dreams: Every copy of UChic sold helps fund scholarships for high school— and college—aged women with big dreams. Learn more about UChic's 1,000 Dreams mission at UChic.com.
Author: S. Max Brown
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: Business & Economics
Over the past few decades, there’s been an exponential rise in the number of books and studies on leadership and what we need to do to ensure organizational success in today’s increasingly complex and interconnected global market. And yet, we continue to see year after year research that shows employee engagement and morale levels plateauing on the low end of the scale. Why is this? Why are we unable to move the needle and create the kind of working conditions that not only allow our employees to succeed, but thrive under our leadership? What these findings reveal is that leaders often can’t see the gap that exists between what they want their leadership to represent and how others actually experience their leadership. Many of us are experiencing a common perceptual problem where our brain sends us false signals assuring us that everything is okay when it is not. We call this phenomenon Leadership Vertigo. Leadership Vertigo: Why We All Go Off Course and How We Can Get Back on Track will help you to understand how you can counter these bouts of self-deception by employing four Leadership Landmarks, Community, Competence, Credibility, and Compassion, to get your team back on course.
Author: Jim Grover
Publisher: Paladin Press
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Jim Grover's professional credentials in the art of crime avoidance and self-defense are as good as it gets: on-site security specialist in the world's hottest of hot spots, combatives instructor to ultrahigh-speed military and police units and hands-on security trainer to international corporations, among other sensitive assignments. Here is a compilation of the best of his wildly popular "Personal Security" columns in Guns & Ammo magazine. It covers the entire spectrum of personal security issues, with street-savvy ideas and twists you will find nowhere else. Learn how to vastly improve the physical security of your home; develop alert street smarts; stay safe while traveling in your vehicle, out of town or abroad; recognize and avoid crimes of the new millennium; keep your children safe; choose and use effective nonlethal weapons; engage in nasty unarmed combat; and utilize radically practical shooting skills that have been perfected in real-life situations. From spotting trouble before it happens to surviving a riot to handling a firearm like a pro, this book has it all!
Live your best life—even after your kids leave home When her children left for college, Melissa Shultz was certain that she had prepared them well for their new lives-but her own life was a different matter entirely. Her house was empty, her purpose unclear. If her life was no longer dominated by the day-to-day demands of being "Mom," then who exactly was she? And how would she ever move forward? From Mom to Me Again is the story of one woman's reinvention. Shultz's struggle with the empty nest and the transformation of her marriage, friendships, career, and ultimately herself, is part memoir and part self-help guide. Funny, poignant, and practical, this book tells Shultz's personal story and provides valuable advice for readers preparing to send their children off into the world. She shows women that while they'll always be mothers, it's time for them to take center stage in their own lives once again.
Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Family & Relationships
New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.
You're leaving for college and the family minivan is packed to the gills with your stuff. On the brain are good times, parties, new friendsand oh yeah, classes too. College is a blast, but it's a good idea to get informed on how to stay safe and strong while on campus. Girls Fight Back will show you how to trust your intuition, avoid bad situations, and if necessary, defend yourself. You will learn practical and empowering strategies for walking on campus at night, dating, partying, traveling and living on your own. Chapter titles include: Foreword PrologueChapter 1: Get the 411Chapter 2: Trust IntuitionChapter 3: How to Be A Bad VictimChapter 4: How to DealChapter 5: Guard Your FortressChapter 6: Spring BreakChapter 7: Cyber SavvyChapter 8: Can O' Whoop-AssChapter 9: Make a DifferenceEpilogue
You have a midterm tomorrow and a fierce growl in your stomach. Your roommate just nabbed your last cup o' ramen. Do you: (A) Ignore your stomach and brew another pot of coffee? (B) Break out the PB&J? (C) Order pizza—again? (D) Make a quick trip to the grocery store? The answer's D, and College Cooking is the only study guide you'll need.Sisters Megan and Jill Carle know all about leaving a well-stocked kitchen to face an empty apartment fridge with little time to cook and very little money. They practically grew up in their parents' kitchen, but even that didn't prepare them for braving the supermarket aisles on their own. That's why they wrote COLLEGE COOKING—to share the tips and tricks they've learned while feeding themselves between late-night studying, papers, parties, and other distractions.Starting with kitchen basics, Megan and Jill first cover ingredients, equipment, and other prereqs for cooking a decent meal. They then provide more than ninety simple yet tasteworthy recipes—hearty home-style dishes, study-break snacks, healthy salads, sweet treats, and more (along with low-cal and veggie options). You'll find easy and cheap-to-make dishes, like: Tortilla Soup • Chili with Green Chile Cornbread • Chicken Salad Pita Sandwiches • Baked Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage • What's-in-the-Fridge Frittata • Peanut Butter Cup Bars • Brownie Bites You'll also find recipes for feeding a household of roommates, maximizing leftovers, cooking for a dinner date, and hosting parties with minimal prep and cost. Just consider COLLEGE COOKING your crash course in kitchen survival—and required reading for off-campus living.Reviews“College Cooking is a must-pack, along with the fry pan and the blender, for those going back to college or starting this year.”—Arizona Republic“The recipes are quick, easy, and simple.”—Kansas City Star“This is reasonable food reasonably fast. I was going too give the cookbook to someone in college, but no way. This is going straight into my collection.”—Oakland Tribune From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Freshman Fabulous: The Girl's Guide to College is a humorous, helpful and honest interactive guide written by a recent grad, for the future grad. As a college student, Jess secured an internship all four years with companies like Disney World, Make-A-Wish and the TODAY Show. She gave campus tours every Tuesday and taught fitness classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. She played intramural coed flag football and got a stage three concussion. As a sophomore, she made it on CNN running the Krispy Kreme Challenge (eating a dozen donuts and then running 5 miles). Her junior year, she ended up starting my own company, Headbands of Hope, which gives headbands to children with cancer. By the time she graduated in May 2013, it was her full-time job and in over 100 stores in the US and Canada. Being fresh out of college, Jess decided to put all of her tips and tricks (and mistakes) into a guide to help others who are about to embark on their college journey. The Freshman Fabulous: The Girl's Guide to College isn't filled with statistics and studies about college. It's filled with real and honest stories and advice from Ekstrom as well as other anecdotes from female grads. Topics range from what to wear on your first day of class, what to do if you fail a test, how to land internships, studying abroad, what to eat (and what not to eat) at the dining halls, dating, what to do when you have roommate troubles, joining clubs, picking electives and important topics like safety on campus and alcohol. One of the most unique parts about this book is the interactive opportunity. Readers will be encouraged to map out their own college career and goals along the way by using helpful guides. This book isn't a "how to book" to live a college experience like Jess did. But rather, a compilation of lessons learned in college. Through this book, readers will be able to use her stories as a foundation to map out their own college journey.
Author: Harlan Cohen
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Study Aids
If your child is beginning life in college, there's a surprise around every corner... But that doesn't mean you can't be prepared! The Happiest Kid on Campus is a witty and wise guide to everything you need to know about the college experience. Harlan Cohen, America's most trusted college life expert, delivers the best advice, facts, stats, tips, and stories from parents, students, and experts across the country to ensure that you and your child will have an incredible and meaningful college experience. The Summer Before • What, when, and how to prepare • The emotional roller coaster Paying the Bills • Financial aid tricks and tips •Budgets, books, and the best campus jobs Calling, Texting, and Facebooking • New ways to keep in touch • How much is too much The First Few Months • Move-in, roommates, and homesickness • What not to do when you're missing them To A or Not to B • Professors, grades, and actually going to class • When to step in (and when not to) Keeping Them Safe • Drinking, partying, and other things your kid might not be doing • Knowing your campus support resources
Author: M Susan Scanlon M D
Publisher: Scanlonworks, LLC
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Women college students
The Gyne's Guide for College Women is the essential guidebook for all girls going to college. Written from the perspective of a gynecologist, the facts, tips, and suggestions about how to be healthy, safe, and happy in college are explained in detail. This guidebook goes beyond the medical facts to encourage women to think about their personal values, to set their standards high, and to make lifestyle choices consistent with the best woman they can be. The Gyne's Guide is the first step to getting prepared for a fabulous college experience, and a must-have on every graduate's list.