The Crown – Robert Lacey

Robert Lacey, the well-known British journalist, is the author of some bestselling books like The Kingdom, Ford: The Men and the Machine, and Majesty. For a few years now, Lacey has lived both in London and Saudi Arabia for research work.

Lacey is a famous British historian who’s famous for his highly original research work which got and still gets him in close proximity to his subjects of study. Robert Lacy has written numerous books that became international bestsellers.

The Crown – the inside story, relates to the period 1947-1955 and is all about how Elizabeth II was prepared for the throne in the days of Winston Churchill. The book is the basis of the successful Netflix drama series The Crown, and the book includes exclusive images and additional material.

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The Road Less Traveled

How One Woman Chose to Make the Public School Her Mission Field

Deanna Reed is a woman of compassion, kindness, and integrity. She is the wife of Ron Reed, who is the senior pastor at Seerley Creek Christian Church. They have two children, 8 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Deanna was also an elementary school teacher who taught at a public school for about 30 years. She could have chosen to teach at a Christian school and she would have done a fine job. But she made the conscious choice to teach at a public school.

Deanna made this choice because she knew that the only way some of the students she’d come into contact with will only come to know about Jesus through knowing her. She knew she’d be doing more than teaching the students about reading, writing, math, and history. She would also strive to be a shining example of Jesus’ love for them.

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Robert Lacey on Morning Joe

The Carter Doctrine was a policy proclaimed by President of the United States Jimmy Carter in his State of the Union Address on January 23, 1980, which stated that the United States would use military force if necessary to defend its national interests in the Persian Gulf region.

The doctrine was a response to the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union and was intended to deter the Soviet Union—the Cold War adversary of the United States—from seeking hegemony in the Persian Gulf.

After stating that Soviet troops in Afghanistan posed “a grave threat to the free movement of Middle East oil,” Carter proclaimed:

The region which is now threatened by Soviet troops in Afghanistan is of great strategic importance: It contains more than two-thirds of the world’s exportable oil.

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National Lebanon Heritage Foundation

The National Lebanon Heritage Foundation is entrenched in an ancient and prosperous land where quite a few past civilizations have left their imprints creativity, survival, and ingenuity through the area’s history of thousands of years. They have influenced every aspect of our environments and the lives we live today.

This natural heritage is distinguished by its exceptional universal significance. Several of its monuments have already been added to the List of the World Heritage.

These same monuments, however, continue to be threatened by a number of eroding factors such as neglect, atmospheric pollution, brutal and vicious exploitation and use of natural resources, vandalism, the consequences of civil war, and the theft of artistic and archeological property.

The year 1991 marked by peace in Lebanon made the founding possible of non-governmental organizations committed to the protection, restoration, and promotion of our Lebanese Heritage with the goal of preserving this incredible and invaluable wealth for many future generations to come. The Foundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, works to restore and re-evaluate the historical site of Nahr-El-Kalb.

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How many colleges should you apply to?

As it comes closer to that wonderful time of college applications, you’ll have to start deciding where you’ll be applying to. So let’s see, how many colleges should you apply to?

Even if you already have some ideas where to apply to, it’s usually good to decide in concrete first where you’ll be applying. of course, before you apply you need to have a high school diploma if you didn’t get it yet apply fast for free GED classes or programs that are available in every city.

Useful resources:

  • Free GED Classes and Practice Tests offered by Best GED Classes.
  • A variety of resources to get you ready for your BIG goals by KnowHow2GO.

The average student will apply to somewhere between five and ten schools. This gives you a good selection once you know where you’re admitted, and you can pick your best fit of those.

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The Saudi Enigma

Nothing is easier than to denounce the evil-doer. Nothing is more difficult than to understand him (Fyodor Dostoevsky – The Possessed)

Robert Lacey chose this famous Dostoevsky phrase to open his new book ‘Inside the Kingdom’ for the reason that he wanted to have an understanding of the traumatic events of 9/11 and the country that provided the majority (15) of the in total nineteen hijackers on the airplanes that were involved in this tragedy. To learn more about the Saudi Royal Family, check out this 2015 documentary though things have changed slightly since crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) now rules the Kingdom:

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia never really was the place to be a favorite in the western hemisphere, and to be honest, how could you appreciate a nation that charges $70 or even more for something that is costing them below $10 to produce – and next brings you terrorists at the same time?

But Lacey wished to go further than. He wanted to figure out how the tradition and religious beliefs of a civilization could turn so completely wrong as to generate this kind of toxic extreme intolerance and hate.

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Guidelines for students getting ready to study in the USA

Preparing before arriving in the USA. Scholarship grant and private students need to organize themselves prior to embarking on a life-changing adventure of learning overseas by working on these guidelines:

Research about American Universities

  • You should do some research about some universities before deciding on a school. You can find numerous independently owned sites that will support you in this endeavor.
  • International students may additionally obtain information on various other websites and look for specific programs, such as a course of study that does not require the GMAT. You can find websites that list in online MBA studies including the most affordable  MBA programs in the US that are also accredited.
  • Deciding upon the University: The Directory of US Universities & Colleges Recommended for Study of Saudi Students is actually produced in agreement with specific considerations authorized by the Ministry of Higher Education, that comprise, but are not limited to, regional and professional accreditation by appropriate accrediting organizations in the USA. This directory is kept up to date every year.

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How to Use Psychological Hardiness for Your Success

Psychological hardiness, also known as “stress hardiness”, is a concept developed by Dr. Suzanne Kobasa.  This concept refers to the mindset that is resistant to the negative impacts of stressful circumstances. Is your job stressful?

The more stress hardy executives had three distinguishing characteristics. I’ve adapted the three Cs of Kobasa [and added a fourth] to the issue of career examination as follows:

1. Commitment: People with a strong sense of commitment to themselves, their families, their work or a personal cause. They believe in their self-worth. They want either to feel better about their current field of professional engagement or find other outlets that will suit them better.

2. Challenge: People who see life as a challenge, welcome considering new career options, and see opportunities, not obstacles.

3. Control: People who feel a sense of control over their lives, and pay attention to the power they have, rather than feeling at the mercy of external influences.

4. Confidence: Confidence is both the byproduct of commitment, control, and challenge, and serves via feedback to engender yet more of those qualities.

Every successful professional has these personal characteristics in abundance. Marshaling them now in your own self-interest is within your capability, and will help keep you focused on your career assessment if you have access to Career Cruising, take advantage of it.

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Saudi Students in the USA

The educational system of Saudi Arabia has undergone a stunning improvement. Nowadays, the system consists of 27 private and 25 public universities, and this number is growing.

The country has around 30,000 schools and a significant variety of colleges and other educational institutions. The country’s education platform is available to all citizens and offers students free education, free study books, and a care system.

Mohammed Luqman works at King Saud University in Riyadh, and he says that the country needs to concentrate more on higher education. We can find plenty of students in undergrad classes, but what we really do need are more students in higher education. Many of our students want to study abroad,  because of scholarships, or decide to become employed as a consequence of the local and regional need for educated workers. 

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What about the Behaviorism Theory of Learning

I’m quite fascinated by the Behaviorism Theory of Learning and I want to share it with you. This view of learning according to according to the flow behavior, not the other is a change in behavior as a result of the interaction between stimulus and response.

Or in other words, learning (for example for the GED social studies) is the change experienced by students in terms of its ability to behave in new ways as a result of interaction between stimulus and response.

The experts are a lot of work in this genre include Thorndike (1911), Watson (1963), Hull (1943), and Skinner (1968).

1. Thorndike According to Thorndike (1911), co-founder of the flow behavior, learning is a process of interaction between the stimulus (which may be thought, feeling, or movement) and response (which also can include thoughts, feelings, or movement).

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