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  • A science of positive subjective experience, positive individual traits, and positive institutions promises to improve quali~.' of life and prevent the pathologies that arise when life is barren and meaningless. The exclusive focus on pathology that has dominated so much of our discipline results in a model of the human being lacking the positive features that make life worth living. Hope, wisdom, creativity, future mindedness, courage, spirituality, responsibility, and perseverance are ignored or explained as transformations of more authentic negative impulses.

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  • No government can live and flourish without having as part of its system of administration of civil affairs some permanent human force, invested with acknowledged and supreme authority, and always in a position to exercise it promptly and efficiently, in case of need, on any proper call. It must be permanent in its character. Only what is permanent will have the confidence of the people. It must always be ready to act on the instant. The unexpected is continually happening, and it is emergencies that put governments to the test. The judiciary holds this position in the United States.

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  • Complementary and alternative medicine, which includes a range of practices outside of conventional medicine such as herbs, homeopathy, massage therapy, yoga, and acupuncture, hold increasing appeal for Americans. In fact, according to one estimate, 42% of Americans have used alternative therapies. In all age groups, the use of unconventional healthcare practices has steadily increased in the last 30 years, and the trend is likely to continue, although people born before 1945 are the least likely to turn to these therapies....

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  • .“How to Hire a Champion is highly accessible and thought provoking. It has the uncanny power of putting the reader in multiple positions—that of candidate, hiring manager, CEO, and coworker—so as to provide 360 degree insight into the optimal hiring process. Moreover, its emphasis on character, self-competition, and persistence raise it to another level—one of guidance and inspiration for the same 360 degree set of individuals. It is a book to be read again for its deeper meanings. I recommend it to all and especially to my children.” —Peter C.

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  • Often communities have to deal with local political considerations when they plan events. No specific advice can be given to the promoter except to warn him or her that political considerations are always important to the local community. Often a way to encourage elected political officials to support an event is to show the monetary or quality-of-life impact that a successful event would have on their communities or careers. Explaining the positive impact encourages officials to support the public safety coordinators by providing adequate local resources and funding. ...

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  • The second domain, environmental pollutants, encompasses exposures that might bring about chronic conditions or exacerbate these conditions. We include in this domain air, water, and other toxic pollutants. For example, repeated exposure to toxic waste sites may result in malignancies later in life (American Cancer Society, 2002), which in turn may lead to functional decline (Teno et al., 2001; Michael et al., 2000). Thus, exposure to water contamination or toxic wastes is likely to affect health status, particularly though cumulated effects in the lifecourse.

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  • Securities firm balance sheets primarily reflect securities portfolios and securities financing arrangements. For example, the stylised balance sheet included in Annex 2 suggests that the majority of assets for securities firms are fully collateralized receivables arising from securities borrowed and reverse repurchase transactions with other non-retail market participants. The next greatest asset category is securities owned by the firm at fair value, which includes positions related to derivative transactions.

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  • Addressing diet and physical activity in the workplace has the potential to improve the health status of workers; contribute to a positive and caring image of the company; improve staff morale; reduce staff turnover and absenteeism; enhance productivity; and reduce sick leave, health plan costs and workers' compensation and disability payments.

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  • In the third century of the Common Era (CE), when Rome dominated not only Europe, but also North Africa and the Near East, it was able to deploy fifty legions throughout the empire. In this forward defense strategy even the furthermost areas of the empire were secured by the on-site presence of an adequate number of legions of the Roman army. However, the empire had lost much of its muscle by the fourth century CE and the forces of Rome had diminished to only about twenty-five legions.

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  • We posit that the Russian fiscal system presents noteworthy shortcomings relative to the Chinese system. These include lack of transparency in the capture of energy revenues, lack of integration of fiscal expenditures into a unified Treasury system, and massive implicit subsidies in relationships between producers and both national and sub- national governments. Further, we argue that, at least in the rapidly-growing coastal provinces of China, the public sector in China is moving more rapidly than in Russia toward a greater orientation to growth-supporting activities.

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  • Related to “Tax Complexity” is the eighth-ranked small-business problem, “Frequent Changes in Federal Tax Laws and Rules.” This problem moved up seven positions, a significant jump from 15th in 2008. In the last four years, real and anticipated changes to the tax code took center stage through a number of tax changes imbedded in the new Patient Protection Affordability Care Act and the looming sunset of the Bush tax cuts and payroll tax holiday which are set to expire at the end of 2012.

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  • Several clinic-based programs have been evaluated with experimental designs and three (out of five) of them showed some positive impacts on reproductive health outcomes (Danielson et al., 1990; DeLameter et al., 2000; Orr et al., 1996). Those programs that showed positive impacts included one-on-one counseling and delivered a clear message about appropriate reproductive health behaviors (Kirby, 2001).

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  • Reasonable as they might seem, the stakeholder arguments with respect to practitioneroriented research do not hold up under scrutiny. There is no self-evident relationship between lack of theory in a discipline and the ability to undertake research/consultancy for industry in marketing or elsewhere (Grey, 2001). There is mounting evidence, and there has been for some time, that marketing knowledge in its current form is not particularly valued by business.

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  • The audit committee should agree with the board the company’s policy for the employment of former employees of the external auditor, paying particular attention to the policy regarding former employees of the audit firm who were part of the audit team and moved directly to the company. This should be drafted taking into account the ethical guidelines set out by the accountancy bodies.

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  • PERHAPS the greatest asset of the United States in the present condition of tension in international relations is its strong na- tional economy. It is this economic strength which, in large meas- ure, is responsible for the rise of this nation to a position of tre- mendous power and influence, and for the development of an unrivaled standard of living for its citizenry. Economically power- ful though the United States may be, however, it is not self-suffi- cient. The world is, in fact, economically interdependent.

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  • Depressed mothers in developed countries have been observed to provide less quantity and poorer quality of stimulation for their infants (100) and to be slower in responding and less responsive to them (101, 102). Depressed mothers are also more likely to have negative views of themselves as parents (103), seeing themselves as having less personal control over their child’s development, and less able to positively influence their children1 . In summary, maternal mental health is inextricably linked with both physical and psychological development of children.

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  • The international investment regime has changed dramatically in recent decades. Emerging economies throughout the world are attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) that goes beyond the traditional concentration on natural resources and agricultural products. Infrastructure projects and manufacturing for export and for the domestic market account for an important share of FDI.

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  • This property is required because the empirically observed densities of returns contrast with the Gaussian model [see Pagan 1996]. This rejection results from two stylised facts. First, large price changes appear more frequently than the normal density would lead to expect. Second, there are indications of significant asymmetry in stock returns. In other words, negative and positive price changes do not have the same probability. These two stylised facts are also apparent in implied volatilities.

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  • In 1902 hemispheric collaboration to deal with yellow fever led to the creation of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (now called the Pan American Health Organization), which soon became a model for transnational information sharing and health promotion.

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  • The purpose of the International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC) is to describe a widely accepted level of care that all practitioners, public and private, should seek to achieve in managing patients who have, or are suspected of having, tuberculosis. The Standards are intended to facilitate the effective engagement of all care providers in delivering high-quality care for patients of all ages, including those with sputum smear-positive, sputum smear-negative, and extra pulmonary tuberculosis, tuberculosis caused by drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (M.

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