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Sort Your Brain Out

Author : Jack Lewis
ISBN : 9780857085368
Genre : Business & Economics
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Optimize your brainpower and performance with practical tools and skills The human brain is constantly rewiring its 160 billion cells, continually and imperceptibly changing the way we think. Because of that, we can fundamentally change the way our brains work—for the better. Sort Your Brain Out shows you how to re-wire your brain to be more creative, make better decisions, improve your mood and memory, manage stress, and stave off senility. The book explains how the brain works and what you can do every day to subtly alter your behaviours, beliefs, and motivations to create positive change in your life and health. Presents tools and exercises for maximizing your brain power Written by brain scientist and television personality Dr. Jack Lewis and motivational speaker Adrian Webster Includes brain-powered self-help advice that will improve your mood, help you deal with stress, and be better and smarter at work or in your everyday life In Sort Your Brain Out, you'll discover how to shape and control the most adaptable organ in your body to think more creatively, keep your memory sharp, and live a better life on a daily basis.
Category: Business & Economics

Learning And Development Practice In The Workplace

Author : Kathy Beevers
ISBN : 9781843984474
Genre : Business & Economics
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Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace is the definitive textbook for anyone studying the updated CIPD Level 3 Foundation Learning and Development (L&D) qualifications and is also ideal introductory reading for those at intermediate level. Part One provides practical guidance for L&D practitioners and Part Two provides essential coverage of all the underlying theories and models giving readers access to everything they need to excel as an L&D professional. Learning and Development Practice in the Workplace covers all aspects of L&D practice in an organization including how to identify L&D needs, how to design, deliver and evaluate learning and development activities as well as how to organise L&D events. There is also practical guidance on using technology to facilitate learning, how to enhance learner engagement and how to support collective and social learning. With a broader international perspective, extended coverage of social media and further critical exploration of learning models this new edition is an indispensable guide for students and practitioners alike. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides, annotated web links, and self-test questions and other activities for students.
Category: Business & Economics

365 Ways To Live Generously

Author : Sharon Lipinski
ISBN : 9780738751313
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Sharon Lipinski highlights a path to greater personal and professional success."—Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take Create Your Best Life through Generosity The only thing standing between you and the life you want are your habits. 365 Ways to Live Generously features lessons each day that focus on one of the seven generosity habits: Physical health Mindfulness Relationships Connecting with yourself Gratitude Simplicity Philanthropy Each habit appears once a week, giving you a year to practice and make them all a part of your daily life. Learn why the habits are important, discover tips based on the latest research about making positive change, and explore simple exercises for building new routines. Improve yourself and make a difference in the world with journaling prompts and generous acts. Using this inspiring book, you'll develop the habits needed to create a life that's good for you and others.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


Author : Kristine Bowe
ISBN : 9781607345664
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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On the surface, Leesie’s just another seventeen-year-old orphan, bouncing from one high school to the next. In actuality, she’s a Seer on clandestine missions. Leesie possesses the power to travel into layers of memory manipulating her conquests as directed by the clandestine organization of Seers and her enigmatic preceptor, Tobias. When challenged by her latest mission, Leesie will be left questioning where her true loyalty lies. Why is it suddenly difficult to obtain the information she needs? What’s allowing her to remember fragments of her hazy past? And why is it so hard for Leesie to see who has been plotting against her all along? An engrossing contemporary novel, SEERS explores the fine line between friend and foe and the beauty of determining which memories—new and old—make us who we are. SEERS is the winner of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Children’s Book Competition in the Chapter Book category.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Boot Camp For Your Brain

Author : M. Denmark Manning
ISBN : 9781413464726
Genre : Education
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"Boot Camp For Your Brain: A No-Nonsense Guide to the SAT I" is probably the best book on the market for sheer effectiveness at raising scores. If you diligently study the material on a regular basis and make a sincere effort, you will be completely prepared for the real SAT I*. This text, with regular revisions and improvements, has been used as the official textbook of The World´s Best Prep Course for the SAT I since 1989. While it´s great to be able to take a course, not everyone can afford one. We´ve seen students raise their scores using only these materials, and are convinced that this book can help most students, even without the benefit of the full course (for information on the full program, please see our web site at Growing a better brain by verbal and math training? Why should you develop better verbal and math skills? Obviously, you can see the merits of raising your SAT scores, but are there deeper reasons? A good vocabulary allows you to think more clearly. Imagine trying to speak if you have a vocabulary of only 100 words. What kinds of things can you say? When children are learning a language, their only words are concrete nouns, or adjectives that denote color or size. The complexity of their thought is far less than that of older people with a more sophisticated vocabulary. You are not learning vocabulary words to show off, to create a pretentious display in your writings or speech. You are learning the new words in order to be able to move to the next level of thinking. Ditto for math. As your problem-solving skills grow, your brain becomes more agile. Now you may not be able to understand what a more agile brain can do for you ahead of time, but after you get the effects, well, that´s another ball game. Our brains are amazing! If you try to expand your intellectual skills, you will discover abilities you didn´t know you had. It used to be thought that the brain was fully formed by about age three, and that any intellectual development you hadn´t done by then was too bad, since it was too late. But recent research has shown that the brain undergoes another great period of development in the teens and early twenties. So you get a second chance to be a genius, and I mean that only half-facetiously. I suspect that further developments will show that there is capacity for growth at any time. But I think those of you who are in your teens or early twenties should take advantage of this new window of opportunity to improve your intellectual skills. Anything you learn during this period will expand your capabilities. How the book is organized Part 1 is a general section on SAT prep that describes the test and lists time-tested techniques for studying. It includes a number of important parts, of which the most critical are MathFacts 1-7, Word Building and Discovery , and a Latin dictionary. MathFacts 1-7 should be memorized as soon as possible. You should know everything in there so well that you could teach it to others with the book closed. Part 2 is Vocabu-toons , which offers a graphical approach to vocabulary building. You will find this an easy method of studying vocabulary since it groups synonyms and antonyms with goofy cartoons that break up the admitted tedium of learning words. Part 3 is "Words You Must Know!," a simplified dictionary of nearly 1500 vocabulary words that show up over and over again on SATs. Everybody gets the same sick look when I mention the number of words; it´s a combination of eye rolling and "You´ve GOT to be kidding!" and "I think I feel sick to my stomach now!" But studying the words really pays off on the test. Part 4 is a list of the Top 100 Words, for those who can´t stand tack
Category: Education

Help My Brain Hurts

Author : Mandy Hager
ISBN : 1877300683
Genre : Inclusive education
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Category: Inclusive education

Heal Your Brain

Author : David J. Hellerstein
ISBN : 9780801899324
Genre : Self-Help
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Maybe you are one of the more than 45 million people in the United States who is currently struggling with depression. Maybe anxiety keeps you from truly enjoying your job, your relationships, your life. Maybe every change you have tried to make seems to have failed and you are beginning to feel as if change is simply not possible. Author David J. Hellerstein uses the term New Neuropsychiatry to refer to a dramatically different approach to help people who have depression and anxiety disorders. Unlike Old Psychiatry, which often focused on early life issues, the New Neuropsychiatry focuses on improving present-day life and on achieving long-term remission of symptoms. Heal Your Brain combines the advances of neuroscience and medicine with the art of the storyteller to show how the New Neuropsychiatry can alter the course of your life. Dr. Hellerstein, a psychiatrist at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, puts this new form of psychiatry to the test. Depression and anxiety disorders damage the brain, but as Dr. Hellerstein explains, the right treatment can change the patterns of brain activity, brain cell connections, and even the brain’s anatomy. To illustrate, he relates the stories of people as they travel through various phases of New Neuropsychiatry treatment, from evaluation to therapy to remission, and illustrates how this approach can help you progress through each phase as well. The book’s compelling narrative demonstrates that, in many cases, it is possible to achieve a stable recovery and return to—or even experience for the first time—a life free of crippling anxiety and depression.
Category: Self-Help

The Science Of Sin

Author : Jack Lewis
ISBN : 9781472936172
Genre : Psychology
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'Entertaining and enlightening ... offers ways to temper our anti-social tendencies.' Dr Michael Mosley, science journalist and TV presenter It can often seem that we are utterly surrounded by temptation, from the ease of online shopping and the stream of targeted advertising encouraging us to greedily acquire yet more stuff, to the coffee, cake and fast-food shops that line our streets, beckoning us in to over-indulge on all the wrong things. It can feel like a constant battle to stay away from the temptations we know we shouldn't give in to. Where exactly do these urges come from? If we know we shouldn't do something, for the sake of our health, our pockets or our reputation, why is it often so very hard to do the right thing? Anyone who has ever wondered why they never seem to be able to stick to their diet, anyone to whom the world seems more vain and self-obsessed than ever, anyone who can't understand why love-cheats pursue their extra-marital affairs, anyone who struggles to resist the lure of the comfy sofa, or anyone who makes themselves bitter through endless comparison with other people, anyone who is addicted to their smartphone – this book is for you. The Science of Sin brings together the latest findings from neuroscience research to shed light on the universally fascinating subject of temptation – where it comes from, how to resist it and why we all tend to succumb from time to time. With each chapter inspired by one of the seven deadly sins, neurobiologist Jack Lewis illuminates the neural battles between temptation and restraint that take place within our brains, suggesting strategies to help us better manage our most troublesome impulses with the explicit goal of improving our health, our happiness and our productivity – helping us to say 'no!' more often, especially when it really counts.
Category: Psychology


Author : Harry Alder
ISBN : 0749437065
Genre : Business & Economics
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We have all at one time or another experienced a great flash of inspiration, or been on a 'roll' when everything seems to go right, or found a better way of doing something we have been doing for years. For most of us, though, such things are all too infrequent. But now neurological experts have identified how and why these amazing experiences occur, which has led to a breakthrough in creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Drawing on this research, Harry Alder shows us how we can now perform at peak levels and consistently succeed in areas that would have once seemed impossible. His thought-provoking and absorbing guide will inspire anyone to understand the creative process and shows that through self-analysis one can: *achieve a great deal more with little effort *increase levels of inspiration and creativity *experience prolonged periods of peak performance *add a vital new dimension to one's intellectual and emotional intelligence *share some of the thinking patterns of the world's greatest achievers *take the hit and miss element out of personal achievement *know the pleasure of fulfilling the most important goals in one's life. Originally published in June 2002 as CQ: Boost Your Creative Intelligence. Revised August 2005 as Boost Your Creative Intelligence.
Category: Business & Economics

Living Simply Abundant

Author : R.Frank Robinson
ISBN : 9781452522272
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Living Simply Abundant takes the reader on a journey to reconcile two divergent philosophies. Belief in abundance consciousness gives us the ability to see ourselves as co-creators in an infinite and malleable universe. Meanwhile, we live on a beautiful gem of a planet called Earth that is seemingly finite and suffering under the weight of enormous human impacts. With science, history, and personal stories, the author explores the abundant qualities of Earth and the cosmos, as well as the microscopic scale of quantum physics. In contrast to that abundance is the history of civilization that has devastated the Earth and polluted the human spirit with fear, war and aggression. Therein rests the question: Is the universe finite and subject to our abuse? Or is it infinitely abundant? Living Simply Abundant shows the reader the true abundance of the universe and how we, as conscious beings, can interact with the Universal energy field and co-create the world that we want.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Your Brain Goes To Church

Author : Bob Sitze
ISBN : 9781566997089
Genre : Religion
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The ever-provocative author and presenter Bob sitze explores the question: What does the human brain have to do with the beliefs, practices, and structures of congregations? Weaving together clear, accessible explanations about the workings of the human brain. Sitze shows how a congregation's identity and behaviors are shaped by the work of individual members' brains as well as "the collected brain" of the congregation. Study groups will enjoy the "Big Question" Sitze asks throughout the book, as well as the discussion questions and follow-up activities included at the end of each chapter.
Category: Religion

Use Your Brain To Change Your Age Enhanced Edition

Author : Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
ISBN : 9780307953650
Genre : Self-Help
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This enhanced eBook edition includes the full text of the book with full-color illustrations and photographs plus more than twenty minutes of video* from the popular PBS special Use Your Brain to Change Your Age. From the bestselling author and PBS star, a brain healthy program to turn back the clock, and keep your mind sharp and your body fit. A healthy brain is the key to staying vibrant and alive for a long time, and in Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel G. Amen shares ten simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer, look younger, and dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Over the last twenty years at Amen Clinics, Dr. Amen has performed more than 70,000 brain scans on patients from ninety different countries. His brain imaging work has taught him that our brains typically become less active with age and we become more vulnerable to memory problems and depression. Yet, one of the most exciting lessons he has learned is that with a little forethought and a brain-smart plan, you can slow, or even reverse, the aging process in the brain. Based on the approach that has helped thousands of people at Amen Clinics along with the most cutting-edge research, Dr. Amen’s breakthrough, easy-to-follow antiaging program shows you how to improve memory, focus, and energy; keep your heart and immune system strong; and reduce the outward signs of aging. By adopting the brain healthy strategies detailed in Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, you can outsmart your genes, put the brakes on aging, and even reverse the aging process. If you change your brain, you can change your life—and your age. *Video may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details.
Category: Self-Help

Country Music Broke My Brain

Author : Gerry House
ISBN : 9781939529916
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Nashville radio host’s “highly entertaining” memoir of getting personal with the biggest names in country music—“one of the genre’s funniest apostles”(Paste). Nashville is filled with stars, lovers, writers, and dreamers. It’s also teeming with lunatics, grifters, and moochers. And Gerry House knows them all. Host of the nationally syndicated, top-rated morning show, “Gerry House & the House Foundation” for twenty-five years, he has won virtually every broadcasting award there is including a place in the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Gerry also spent that time deep inside the songwriting and recording world of Nashville. In Country Music Broke My Brain, Gerry tells his stories from the other side of the microphone. He reveals never-aired, never-before-published conversations with country music’s biggest names—Johnny Cash, Brad Paisley, and Reba McEntire to name a few—and shares with you with his own crazy antics that will either have you laughing or shaking your head in disbelief. With exclusive celebrity stories, humorous anecdotes, and broadcasting wisdom, this book is a treat for country music fans or for anyone who wants a good laugh.
Category: Performing Arts


Author : Marcelo Figueras
ISBN : 9780802195555
Genre : Fiction
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An O, The Oprah Magazine Summer Reading Pick. A “brilliantly observed, heartrending” novel of a Buenos Aires boy in exile (Financial Times). In 1976 Buenos Aires, a ten-year-old boy lives in a world of school lessons and comic books, TV shows and games of Risk. But in his hometown, the military has just seized power, and amid a climate of increasing terror and intimidation, people begin to disappear without a trace. When his mother unexpectedly pulls him and his younger brother from school, she tells him they’re going on an impromptu family trip. But he soon realizes that this will be no ordinary holiday: his parents are known supporters of the opposition, and they are going into hiding. Holed up in a safe house in the remote hills outside the city, the family assumes new identities. The boy names himself Harry after his hero Houdini, and as tensions rise and the uncertain world around him descends into chaos, he spends his days of exile learning the secrets of escape. Told from the points of view of Harry as a grown man and as a boy, Kamchatka is an unforgettable story of courage and sacrifice, the tricks of time and memory, and the fragile yet resilient fabric of childhood. “[Figueras] vividly evokes a child’s reaction to a world beleaguered by violence . . . [A] hopeful message about the healing powers of imagination and love.” —The New York Times
Category: Fiction

The Actor S Guide To Creating A Character

Author : William Esper
ISBN : 9780345805690
Genre : Performing Arts
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William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character. Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character continues the journey. In these pages, co-author Damon DiMarco vividly re-creates Esper’s second-year course, again through the experiences of a fictional class. Esper’s training builds on Sanford Meisner’s legendary exercises, a world-renowned technique that Esper further developed through his long association with Meisner and the decades he has spent training a host of distinguished actors. His approach is flexible enough to apply to any role, helping actors to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.
Category: Performing Arts

Make Your Brain Smarter

Author : Sandra Bond Chapman
ISBN : 9781451665475
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Draws on the latest scientific discoveries to outline tests and exercises for improving cognitive fitness, in a reference that focuses on recent understandings about the frontal lobe to explain how to promote brain health at any age.
Category: Health & Fitness

Making Minds

Author : Professor Henry M. Wellman
ISBN : 9780199334933
Genre : Psychology
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Developmental psychologists coined the term "theory of mind" to describe how we understand our shifting mental states in daily life. Over the past twenty years researchers have provided rich, provocative data showing that from an early age, children develop a sophisticated and consistent "theory of mind" by attributing their desires, beliefs, and emotions to themselves and to others. Remarkably, infants barely a few months old are able to attend closely to other humans; two-year-olds can articulate the desires and feelings of others and comfort those in distress; and three- and four-year-olds can talk about thoughts abstractly and engage in lies and trickery. This book provides a deeper examination of how "theory of mind" develops. Building on his pioneering research in The Child's Theory of Mind (1990), Henry M. Wellman reports on all that we have learned in the past twenty years with chapters on evolution and the brain bases of theory of mind, and updated explanations of theory theory and later theoretical developments, including how children conceive of extraordinary minds such as those belonging to superheroes or supernatural beings. Engaging and accessibly written, Wellman's work will appeal especially to scholars and students working in psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and social cognition.
Category: Psychology