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Common Sense

Author : Thomas Paine
ISBN : 9781531263485
Genre : History
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Common Sense was a monumental pamphlet penned by Thomas Paine in 1776.In it, he advocated for an independent Thirteen Colonies. Naturally, it became incredibly popular during the time of the American Revolution.

The Common Sense

Author : Rosemary Deen
ISBN : 0867090790
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Common Sense is elemental and beautifully succinct. It focuses on the expository essay, which, despite its association with abominable teaching techniques and vapid results, is at its best the one form that reveals to students and teachers the power of writing. "It is not second-rate writing," Deen and Ponsot state, "nor is teaching it second-rate work." This is a commonsensical text that puts its principles directly at the service of upper secondary and college students of all abilities. It perceives the composing class as an active community of writers, stresses the uses of listening and reading aloud, and lays out a core of work that can't be done wrong.

A Commonsense Book Of Death

Author : Edwin S. Shneidman
ISBN : 0742563316
Genre : Psychology
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A distinguished lifelong thanatologist—expert on death—reviews his life, a previous prize-winning book of thirty five years ago, and his own impending death in this extraordinary volume of life's most ubiquitous event.

The Common Sense Spell Book

Author : Debbie Dawson
ISBN : 9781493130603
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In The Common Sense Spell Book, you will learn how to create magic. Real spells, keyed to you and filled with your own symbolism that work with your own strengths. It begins with what you need to know and consider before you start, what you need to do to create and cast a spell and what should be done to clean up afterwards. Delving thoroughly into both the theory and mechanics of folk magic, The Common Sense Spell Book contains and explains all you need to know to be able to confidently craft successful spells and perform real magic.

Common Sense

Author : Lawrence E. Joseph
ISBN : UOM:39015032946314
Genre : Philosophy
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Examines the cultural implications of society's declining appreciation and recognition of common sense while exploring the process by which the concept is learned

The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing

Author : John C. Bogle
ISBN : 0470893338
Genre : Business & Economics
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“There are a few investment managers, of course, who are very good – though in the short run, it’s difficult to determine whether a great record is due to luck or talent. Most advisors, however, are far better at generating high fees than they are at generating high returns. In truth, their core competence is salesmanship. Rather than listen to their siren songs, investors – large and small – should instead read Jack Bogle’s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing.” – Warren Buffett, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, 2014 Annual Shareholder Letter. Investing is all about common sense. Owning a diversified portfolio of stocks and holding it for the long term is a winner’s game. Trying to beat the stock market is theoretically a zero-sum game (for every winner, there must be a loser), but after the substantial costs of investing are deducted, it becomes a loser’s game. Common sense tells us—and history confirms—that the simplest and most efficient investment strategy is to buy and hold all of the nation’s publicly held businesses at very low cost. The classic index fund that owns this market portfolio is the only investment that guarantees you with your fair share of stock market returns. To learn how to make index investing work for you, there’s no better mentor than legendary mutual fund industry veteran John C. Bogle. Over the course of his long career, Bogle—founder of the Vanguard Group and creator of the world’s first index mutual fund—has relied primarily on index investing to help Vanguard’s clients build substantial wealth. Now, with The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, he wants to help you do the same. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Little Book of Common Sense Investing will show you how to incorporate this proven investment strategy into your portfolio. It will also change the very way you think about investing. Successful investing is not easy. (It requires discipline and patience.) But it is simple. For it’s all about common sense. With The Little Book of Common Sense Investing as your guide, you’ll discover how to make investing a winner’s game: Why business reality—dividend yields and earnings growth—is more important than market expectations How to overcome the powerful impact of investment costs, taxes, and inflation How the magic of compounding returns is overwhelmed by the tyranny of compounding costs What expert investors and brilliant academics—from Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham to Paul Samuelson and Burton Malkiel—have to say about index investing And much more You’ll also find warnings about investment fads and fashions, including the recent stampede into exchange traded funds and the rise of indexing gimmickry. The real formula for investment success is to own the entire market, while significantly minimizing the costs of financial intermediation. That’s what index investing is all about. And that’s what this book is all about.

Real Common Sense

Author : Brian Kahn
ISBN : 9781609803674
Genre : Political Science
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America's extreme Right falsely claims the Founding Fathers as allies for their radical agenda. Pundit Glenn Beck has gone so far as to use the title of Tom Paine’s famous 1776 pamphlet Common Sense for his own book—a book that attacks the political, social and economic rights which Paine and the Founders fought for. It’s time to cut through the rhetoric, smoke, and spin, and get back to our core American values. We have gone off course as a country by emphasizing consumerism over citizenship, entertainment over education, and "me" over "we." By rediscovering the moral compass our Founders put into place, we can create a united America, and a future worthy of our grandchildren.

The Common Sense Book Of Change

Author : Patricia E. West
ISBN : 149520913X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Common Sense Book of Change is an easy-to-read version of the Chinese I Ching, complete with clear user instructions. Use it first to increase self-understanding, then to create harmony between the inner world of self and outer world of others. The text maps the natural patterns of change which trigger predictable passages from one stage to another in our lives. Its simple observations are a treasure of enduring practical wisdom. Its purpose is to maintain poise and stability in the midst of change. Using the interactive Book of Change is a powerful way to get in touch with the native common sense we're all born with, but too often forget under the pressures of hectic daily life. The I Ching codifies the dynamics of natural law, sometimes called the Law of Karma. As such, it is the functional foundation of practical ethics. Careful thinkers everywhere consult it as the basis for a realistic philosophy of life. Psychologists and therapists turn to it for its profound insights into the dynamics of the human psyche and personal relationships. Leaders and strategists study it to understand themselves, their followers and opponents, and then make effective decisions. Based on the timeless Positive Paradigm of Change rediscovered by Einstein in the 20th century, it gives new meaning to the natural law Tom Paine invoked in his appeal to Common Sense. As that pamphlet was catalyst to change in an earlier century, this small but powerful book has the potential to remind people worldwide of their common good NOW. The Common Sense Book of Change is the first in a trilogy of books on change by Patricia E. West.

Common Sense Pregnancy

Author : Jeanne Faulkner
ISBN : 9781607746768
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Become a mama without the drama When you’re pregnant, your friends, the Internet, and even your doctor often give advice that leaves you anxious and overwhelmed. You deserve a calm, straightforward, no-nonsense pregnancy. It’s time to dial down the stress and dial up the common sense. Common Sense Pregnancy is a breath of fresh air: accessible, authoritative, funny, reassuring, and personable, while still chock-full of comprehensive, medically-sound advice. Women's health expert, labor nurse, mother of four, and Fit columnist Jeanne Faulkner has been at the bedside for thousands of deliveries and provides the honest insider advice you need during pregnancy, labor, birth, and beyond, including straight talk on: · Which prenatal tests you actually need, and which you don’t. · Who’s on your labor team—and how to keep your labor room drama free. · What about sex? · How to deal with feeling lousy. · What works and what doesn’t for starting labor naturally. · How to avoid unneces­sary and risky medical interventions. Whether you want your pregnancy and birth to be all natural, all medical, or something in between, Common Sense Pregnancy eliminates the fear and puts you in charge of your body and prenatal experience, and helps you make the right choices for you and your baby. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Common Sense Of Science

Author : Jacob Bronowski
ISBN : 9780571286942
Genre : Science
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Jacob Bronowski was, with Kenneth Clarke, the greatest popularizer of serious ideas in Britain between the mid 1950s and the early 1970s. Trained as a mathematician, he was equally at home with painting and physics, and wrote a series of brilliant books that tried to break down the barriers between 'the two cultures'. He denounced 'the destructive modern prejudice that art and science are different and somehow incompatible interests'. He wrote a fine book on William Blake while running the National Coal Board's research establishment. The Common Sense of Science, first published in 1951, is a vivid attempt to explain in ordinary language how science is done and how scientists think. He isolates three creative ideas that have been central to science: the idea of order, the idea of causes and the idea of chance. For Bronowski, these were common-sense ideas that became immensely powerful and productive when applied to a vision of the world that broke with the medieval notion of a world of things ordered according to their ideal natures. Instead, Galileo, Huyghens and Newton and their contemporaries imagined 'a world of events running in a steady mechanism of before and after'. We are still living with the consequences of this search for order and causality within the facts that the world presents to us.

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