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|Saddleback Educational Publishing||Saddleback Educational Publishing|
BORROWING MONEY I
Notice the boldfaced words as you read the passages.
Complete each sentence by writing your word choice on the line. Context clues from the passage can help you select the best word. The first item has been done for you as a model.
Those who borrow money must pay back the principal amount of the loan. They can also expect to pay interest on the money they borrow. Before lenders grant a loan, they will usually ask for collateral as a guarantee of payment. If borrowers default on a loan guaranteed by a property, the lender can claim that property. In some cases of nonpayment, a bank might claim, or repossess, a car or a home.
1. Banks, finance companies, and credit unions are typical lenders
( lenders / principal / interest ).
2. These businesses profit from the ________________________
( principal / interest / collateral ) they charge on loans.
3. To avoid losing money, a lender often will ask a borrower to “back” the loan with ___________________________ ( interest / principal / collateral ).See All
|Sarah Milstein||O'Reilly Media|
A New Kind of Communication
URLs and the 140-Character Limit by Abdur Chowdhury, Chief Scientist, Twitter
Referencing web pages is a key challenge in 140-character messages. Many URLs exceed the 140-character limit of most micro-messages, and thus, either no additional content can be sent in the message or the URL cannot be posted at all.
URL-shortening services have thus cropped up to solve the problem. These services take a URL and produce a redirect URL that posters can use to reference the original site. The new redirected URL is usually the domain of the service plus a hash of the URL, where the entire new URL is only 20 characters or so in length.
Roughly 25% of all updates contain a URL and approximately 70% of those URLs use one of the top seven shortening services.4 While each service has features that distinguish it from the others, TinyURL is the mostly commonly used because it’s the default service used by Twitter (when users post a long URL, Twitter automatically swaps in a TinyURL redirect).See All
|Ace Academics||Ace Academics||ePub|
|Lynda Gratton||Berrett-Koehler Publishers||ePub|
You have said a resounding yes to staying ahead of the curve, to being able to create and flourish in high-energy places. You want a life where you Glow, a working life of exhilaration, energy, and insight. You have also said a resounding no to a life dominated by the Big Freeze of political intrigue and gut-churning politics.
So let’s start with the first principle, developing a cooperative mindset. You will begin by completing the Glow Profile for cooperation and then read how three people—Jill, John, and Gareth—challenged themselves to become more cooperative and to Glow on a daily basis by taking action around the three cooperative actions:
Action 1 Developing the daily habits of cooperation, such as sharing valuable information with others, acting with discretion, using cooperative language, and making and keeping commitments
Action 2 Mastering the art of great conversation with both emotional authenticity and analytical rigor
Action 3 Having the savvy to act on the “smell of the place” by knowing the signs of the Big Freeze and moving to teams and communities where cooperation flourishesSee All
|Anne Conzemius||Solution Tree Press||ePub|
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” asked Alice.
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
Think back to a time when you made a significant change in your life. Perhaps you were dissatisfied with your career or job, and so you pursued more education, a new position, or a different work setting. If you wanted to master a new hobby or sport, you may have enrolled in classes, joined a team, or sought personal coaching. Maybe you were unhappy about your weight, so you started a weight-loss program. Regardless of whether you were pursuing a dream of something better because you were unhappy or because you simply wanted something different, you probably set some goals toward accomplishing that dream and pursued those goals with passion, rigor, and perhaps even specificity: “I’ll get a master’s degree in educational psychology within 2 years,” “I will be able to kayak grade-3 rapids by the time I’m 40,” or “I’m going to lose 15 pounds by the end of the year.”See All
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