Be the Change: Saving the World with Citizen Science

Can You Save The World? Yes, With Citizen Science

It’s so easy to be overwhelmed by everything that is wrong in the world. In 2010, there were 660,000 deaths from malaria. Dire predictions about climate change suggest that sea levels could rise enough to submerge both Los Angeles and London by 2100. Bees are dying, not by the thousands but by the millions.

But what can you do? You’re just one person, right? The good news is that you *can* do something. It’s called citizen science, and it’s a way for ordinary people like you and me to do real, honest-to-goodness, help-answer-the-big-questions science.

This book introduces you to a world in which it is possible to go on a wildlife survey in a national park, install software on your computer to search for a cure for cancer, have your smartphone log the sound pollution in your city, transcribe ancient Greek scrolls, or sift through the dirt from a site where a mastodon died 11,000 years ago—even if you never finished high school.

Citizen science is fun, it's easy, and you can get started today. Be the Change: Saving the World with Citizen Science will show you how.

The Entrepreneurial Parent

Starting a business and making it a success is one of the most challenging things you can do, career-wise. Meanwhile, having children and raising a family is one of the most difficult things you can do personally. So it would be absolutely insane to try to both at once, right?

But thousands of us do, every single day.

Some of us even do this as single parents, or with special-needs kids, or with ailing parents. Or all of the above! It’s tough; no, wait … it’s exhausting.

But—and here’s where it gets really crazy—even with all the blood, sweat, and tears, the guilt and the doubt, you wouldn’t have it any other way, would you?

No, we didn’t think so. And neither would we.

That’s why we wrote this book. We wrote it for you, the unsung heroes of the business world, who are out there on the front lines, following your dreams and passions. You’re the ones out there trying to get it done and do right by your family.

We want to show you that it is possible to do both and still maintain your sanity. This book will show you how.

Join us as we:

  • Bust through the myths surrounding entrepreneurship and work/life balance
  • Walk you through the five phases of business life, teaching you how to cope with the phase you're in now, and set yourself up well for the next phase.
  • Teach you strategies to help you deal with your biggest issues: guilt, stress, and lack of time

Chandra Clarke and Terence Johnson are award-winning entrepreneurs who built their basement start-up into a major company while raising four kids. After selling their original company, they’ve become serial entrepreneurs who want to share their hard-earned knowledge so that others can achieve their dreams.

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Keywords and themes: entrepreneurship, family business, running a business, work/life balance, women in business

 

Write Humor

It's one thing to come up with a one-liner at a party. But how do you write great jokes day after day, week after week? This book will show you how.

Write Humor! is a complete, six-week course that will teach you how to add zing to your writing. Learn how to generate ideas, pick the best material, and polish your work. Get dozens of useful humor writing tips, techniques, and methods.

You'll find it helpful whether you want to write a weekly column, funny one-liners for t-shirts or greeting cards, or to just add levity to your fiction and nonfiction. Great for beginners and pros alike.

Note: This book was previously published under the title: Humour Writing: The Art of Being Funny. This version has been revised and updated.

Keywords and Themes: how to write humor, writing comedy, writing funny material, learn how to write