Description : In Transcend, famed futurist Ray Kurzweil and his coauthor Terry Grossman, MD, present a cutting edge, accessible program based on the vanguard in nutrition and science. They've distilled thousands of scientific studies to make the case that new developments in medicine and technology will allow us to radically extend our life expectancies and slow the aging process. Transcend gives you the practical tools you need to live long enough (and remain healthy long enough) to take full advantage of the biotech and nanotech advances that have already begun and will continue to occur at an accelerating pace during the years ahead. To help you remember the nine key components of the program, Ray and Terry have arranged them into a mnemonic: Talk with your doctor, Relaxation, Assessment, Nutrition, Supplements, Calorie reduction, Exercise, New technologies, Detoxification. This easy-to-follow program will help you transcend the boundaries of your genetic legacy and live long enough to live forever.
Description : “Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times “Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The Boston Globe “A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street Journal One of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 • Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005 • One of Amazon.com’s Best Science Books of 2005 A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from the bestselling author of How to Create a Mind and The Age of Spiritual Machines who Bill Gates calls “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence” For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : Stop talking about your past and start creating your future Anticipating a positive future is the key to well-being and mental health. Yet when many people think of the future, they experience anxiety, depression, fear, and self-doubt. Unaware of how to change the future, most people are trapped in a cycle of re-creating their past. But your past does not have to define who you are or where you are going — you can break free. Future Directed Therapy (FDT) is a new psychotherapy that helps people create their future with awareness and choice, with skills based on cutting-edge cognitive science. Think Forward to Thrive is filled with information and step-by-step exercises to help you: * Overcome negative emotions * Identify what you want in life * Transform limiting beliefs * Take action * Live ready for success
Description : A luminous portrait of life in the Middle East, Day of Honey weaves history, cuisine, and firsthand reporting into a fearless, intimate exploration of everyday survival. In the fall of 2003, Annia Ciezadlo spent her honeymoon in Baghdad. Over the next six years, while living in Baghdad and Beirut, she broke bread with Shiites and Sunnis, warlords and refugees, matriarchs and mullahs. Day of Honey is her memoir of the hunger for food and friendship—a communion that feeds the soul as much as the body in times of war. Reporting from occupied Baghdad, Ciezadlo longs for normal married life. She finds it in Beirut, her husband’s hometown, a city slowly recovering from years of civil war. But just as the young couple settles into a new home, the bloodshed they escaped in Iraq spreads to Lebanon and reawakens the terrible specter of sectarian violence. In lucid, fiercely intelligent prose, Ciezadlo uses food and the rituals of eating to illuminate a vibrant Middle East that most Americans never see. We get to know people like Roaa, a determined young Kurdish woman who dreams of exploring the world, only to see her life under occupation become confined to the kitchen; Abu Rifaat, a Baghdad book lover who spends his days eavesdropping in the ancient city’s legendary cafés; Salama al-Khafaji, a soft-spoken dentist who eludes assassins to become Iraq’s most popular female politician; and Umm Hassane, Ciezadlo’s sardonic Lebanese mother-in-law, who teaches her to cook rare family recipes—which are included in a mouthwatering appendix of Middle Eastern comfort food. As bombs destroy her new family’s ancestral home and militias invade her Beirut neighborhood, Ciezadlo illuminates the human cost of war with an extraordinary ability to anchor the rhythms of daily life in a larger political and historical context. From forbidden Baghdad book clubs to the oldest recipes in the world, Ciezadlo takes us inside the Middle East at a historic moment when hope and fear collide. Day of Honey is a brave and compassionate portrait of civilian life during wartime—a moving testament to the power of love and generosity to transcend the misery of war.
Description : Do you want to live forever? End all suffering? Transcend bodily fluids and reach the stars? Sure. But you may pay for it with your soul.
Description : The international bestseller that launched a movement with its powerful insight: “Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” The Art of Loving is a rich and detailed guide to love—an achievement reached through maturity, practice, concentration, and courage. In the decades since the book’s release, its words and lessons continue to resonate. Erich Fromm, a celebrated psychoanalyst and social psychologist, clearly and sincerely encourages the development of our capacity for and understanding of love in all of its facets. He discusses the familiar yet misunderstood romantic love, the all-encompassing brotherly love, spiritual love, and many more. A challenge to traditional Western notions of love, The Art of Loving is a modern classic about taking care of ourselves through relationships with others. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Description : The Power of Creativity (A Three Part Box set) Learning How to Build Lasting Habits, Face Your Fears and Change Your Life | An Uncommon Guide to Mastering Your Inner Genius and Finding New Ideas That Matter | How to Conquer Procrastination, Finish Your Work and Find Success Reviews for the books in this boxset: "This carefully written book provided me insights, encouragement and clever practical steps to be taken to explore old dreams, old ambitions. It helps one generate youthful enthusiasm, consider new fields, and reconstruct age-worn habits to take on all the tomorrows that lie ahead with renewed confidence and vigor." Gustavo A. Mellander, Ph.D., D.H.L. "I loved this book. It’s full to the brim of great metaphors, learnings, ideas, examples, exercises and possible shifts in perception. The author made me feel that he was in the room with me, talking me through all the possibilities to have me live my dream." ”" James Minter "If you have ever thought about undertaking a creative project, but haven't begun, this little gem is the book for you. It is chock full of practical tips to help you identify what is holding you back from pursuing your creative dream and how to change that." Claire Luana "Bryan skillfully weaves effective storytelling with frank and practical advice to provide a compelling case for the creative life. I was most impressed with his own personal stories and how he handled serious personal and professional setbacks with resolve and grace. Very encouraging and inspiring." C. George "I completely underestimated how useful this book would be This book is not about finding lots of new ideas, but changing your perspective, psychology and understanding of yourself and creativity to make you much more receptive to new ideas. Thus, as a result, you find inspiration from a far wider range of sources." MC ˃˃˃ Learning How to Build Lasting Habits, Face Your Fears and Change Your Life (Book 1) Are you ready to build habits, face your fears and change your life? Because that’s the Power of Creativity. This first book is for new writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists and anyone who has ever asked questions like “How can I become more creative?” or, “How can I get more ideas?” or “How can I focus on my thoughts and just let them flow?” If you’ve ever struggled with a problem or challenge in your personal or professional life and thought, “I can’t do this, I’m not creative enough”, this book will help you ˃˃˃ An Uncommon Guide to Mastering Your Inner Genius and Finding New Ideas That Matter (Book 2) Do you need to be a genius or possess mystical talents to master yourself and become more creative? Well, no. Instead, you just need to know where to look for ideas and if you’re a writer, musician or artist wondering where to look, this book will help you. This book is the second in a three-part series about the Power of Creativity for new writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists. Over the proceeding chapters, you’ll gain chosen techniques for generating ideas. You’ll also discover how to adopt the mindset of creative masters like Albert Einstein, Henri Matisse and Steve Jobs to get better at your craft and to unlock fresh thinking. ˃˃˃ How to Conquer Procrastination, Finish Your Work and Find Success (Book 3) Is there a hidden, powerful secret to becoming more creative and finding success with your work? Did creative masters like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Henri Matisse possess an abundance of talent the rest of us can only dream of? This book is the third in a three-part series about the Power of Creativity for new writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists. It’s for anyone who has a great idea (or even just a little one) but they’re finding it difficult to act
Description : Ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. The proposed handbook will serve as the definitive overview of these exciting new developments. Divided into three main sections, the books essays will reflect the three dominant dimensions of the field. Part I will explore
Description : NEW PERSPECTIVES ON ADOBE FLASH PROFESSIONAL CS5, COMPREHENSIVE offers a critical-thinking approach to teaching multimedia. This text explains and reinforces design software concepts and skills through the New Perspectives’ signature case-based, problem-solving pedagogy. Students will transcend point-and-click skills to take full advantage of the software’s utility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.