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 : 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 : From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature. Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. You won't find any elves or wizards here...but you will find the biggest, boldest, and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled. The Weird features 110 stories by an all-star cast, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: including William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon. The Weird is the winner of the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Description : New York Times Bestseller Worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz—a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile—for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia. Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Allende’s landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of “humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics” (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post). In the Midst of Winter will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
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 : Apply best practices for capturing, analyzing, and implementing software requirements through visual models—and deliver better results for your business. The authors—experts in eliciting and visualizing requirements—walk you through a simple but comprehensive language of visual models that has been used on hundreds of real-world, large-scale projects. Build your fluency with core concepts—and gain essential, scenario-based context and implementation advice—as you progress through each chapter. Transcend the limitations of text-based requirements data using visual models that more rigorously identify, capture, and validate requirements Get real-world guidance on best ways to use visual models—how and when, and ways to combine them for best project outcomes Practice the book’s concepts as you work through chapters Change your focus from writing a good requirement to ensuring a complete system
Description : Drawing from two decades of professional experience, Hogan reveals how to speak--and how to listen--in order to achieve personal and professional goals. Illustrations.
Description : Demonstrates an approach to horseback riding that focuses on proper breathing, position, and balance, and suggests exercises to improve turns, circles, transitions, cantering, and jumping