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8. Aging Gracefully

Abel Jr. M.D., Robert Basic Health Publications ePub

Remembering provides as much pleasure as being there.

Because researchers have been able to identify some of the critical factors in the aging process, and advances in medical science already have enabled us to live longer, concerns about longevity recently have received a great deal of media attention. In the wake of so much positive news, we cant help but speculate how much better it could get.

Essentially, aging is an accumulation of oxidative stress on all of the systems in our body. Our eyes develop cataracts and experience macular degeneration, our hearing loses acuity, our posture more often than not is less erect, our gait becomes slower and less sure, and our overall energy decreases. No one factor is responsible either for making us age or keeping us young. Still, there are steps we can take to at least keep a toe in the water of the fountain of youth.

Earlier chapters noted that DHA is a major component of brain and nervous system development and maintenance. About fifty years ago, we began to see an epidemic of heart disease; interestingly, this trouble was not accompanied by a similar incidence of nervous system diseases. If our heart problems were brought on by changes in our lifestyle and diet, as I think most experts would agree, why did these changes not also affect the nervous system?

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8. Symbiosis Anxiety and the Development of Masculinity

Stoller, Robert J. Karnac Books ePub

In the Introduction, I noted that my thinking about perversion grew from research on the development of masculinity and femininity. This present chapter shows in more detail how the two areas of study may be related in the earliest period of life and turns to the question why most of the perversions are practiced by men, not women. The development of women, from infancy on, is certainly full of trauma, frustration, anxiety, and conflict. The state of the art of psychoanalytic explanation these days is adequate to explain why women are as perverse as men, but it does not have available an argument why they are not.

One might reach for global biological answers—males are different from females. That can always serve as an argument in lieu of specifics. But I think fuller explanation can be found in the world of interpersonal relationships, in intrapsychic dynamics, and in the study of the forces of culture; only in defeat need we fall back on the untestable—biologizing.

Although the psychoanalyst rarely has the chance to observe it, there can be too much of a good thing. We spend most of the time of our practice and theory struggling with the effects of trauma, frustration, and deprivation; we know that careless, inept, minimal, or hostile mothering damages a child. But even the work of major analytic theorists who have turned our attention to more benign processes in personality development has not fully warned us of the powerful effect too much gratification can have in certain aspects of development.

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Stories and Recipes from the Edwards Plateau

Frances B. Vick (Editor) University of North Texas Press PDF

Stories and

Recipes from the Edwards


These 25 million acres are rolling to mountainous, with woodlands in the eastern part and grassy prairies in the west. There is a good deal of brushy growth in the central and eastern areas. The combination of grasses, weeds and small trees is ideal for cattle, sheep, goats, deer, and wild turkey.

The limestone-based area is characterized by the large number of springfed, perennially flowing streams that originate in its interior and flow across the Balcones Escarpment, which bounds it on the south and east. The soils are shallow, ranging from sandy to clays, and are calcareous in reaction. This area is predominantly rangeland with cultivation confined to the deeper soils.

In the east-central portion is the well-marked Central or Llano

Basin, centering in Mason, Llano, and Burnet counties, with a mixture of granitic and sandy soils. The western portion of the area comprises the semi-arid Stockton Plateau. Noteworthy is the growth of cypress along the perennially flowing streams. . . . These

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S. A. An-sky Indiana University Press ePub

THE SMALL ROOM was filled with people. They sat on beds and benches, the floor, and in each other’s laps. A samovar was boiling on the table. They took turns drinking tea from the only two glasses they had. The guests, first one, then another, ran out for provisions: soon loaves of bread, sausage, even pastries began to appear on the table. Thick tobacco smoke hung in the room; lively conversation was taking place, and the sound of young laughter could be heard.

“Gentlemen, let’s read something!” cried Geverman.

“No, it would be better to sing!” Kapluner said, trying to outshout him.

“Read! Read Pisarev!” insisted Geverman.

But the public was not in a serious-enough mood for reading Pisarev. Protests arouse.

“No, Pisarev next time! Now we must sing something!”

The young man in a frock coat with long flaps who’d greedily reached for a Russian cigarette, without waiting for an invitation, began singing a popular Jewish song in a low voice:

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Tony Baxendale Chartridge Books Oxford ePub


Master Lists for Classification of Programme Activities


Classified as CI/SfB Project Manual (RIBA) Table 2 by two digits

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2. The First Secret Revealed: If You Know How to Keep One Cell Healthy, You Can Do It for 100 Trillion of Them

Giampapa M.D., Vincent C. Basic Health Publications ePub

The First Secret Revealed: If You Know How to Keep One Cell Healthy, You Can Do It for 100 Trillion of Them

Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls, must dive below.


Take a close look at yourself in the mirror, and compare the way you look with photos from your younger days. If you are like most people, some big differences will be apparent. This is probably one of the reasons that motivated you to purchase this book—to find out about advancements in medicine so you can do something about aging and age-related diseases.

You are probably wondering why these signs of aging are occurring and what you can do about them. To answer this important question, let’s take a closer look at what is actually going on in your body to understand what you see in the mirror. When we understand the controlling factors, we can then take actions to control our aging destiny. For the most important answers, we must go deep within our bodies.

What the most recent advancements in science show is that we must use our most powerful zoom lenses to focus on what’s happening inside our cells to understand how to control the aging process. Only then is it possible to determine what we can do about aging and age-related diseases. The good news is that this is what we have done for the past decade. We have new answers to help you control your health in a way never before possible.

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Korten, David C. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

I am done with great things and big things, great institutions and big success, and I am for those tiny invisible molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which if you give them time, will rend the hardest monuments of man’s pride.

William James

In nature, change doesn’t happen from a top-down, strategic approach. There is never a boss in a living system. Change happens from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously.1

Meg Wheatley

Albert Einstein famously observed, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Our task is to bring forth the higher levels of human consciousness and recreate our cultures and institutions to align with our possibilities.

Throughout the twentieth century, most revolutionaries used guns to wrest control of dominator institutions from ruling elites in the name of justice. They missed the truth that violence begets violence, domination begets domination; and dominator institutions are unjust no matter the party affiliation of the rulers.

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Michael R. Dolski, Sam Edwards, and John Buckley University of North Texas Press ePub



Over the past seventy years, the Allied invasion of Northwestern France in June 1944 has come to stand as something more than a major battle in an increasingly distant war. The assault itself formed a vital component of Allied victory in the Second World War. The hard-fought invasion on that sixth day of June opened a new European battlefront that would expand during the ensuing eleven months into the heart of Germany and thereby help ensure the eventual destruction of Hitler’s Nazi regime. Together, the military significance of the invasion and the broader social, political, and economic changes which accompanied European liberation and the end of the war, have ensured that D-Day—as the initial landing is traditionally termed (following military convention)—has developed into a sign and symbol, especially in North America and Western Europe. Most importantly, as a word it carries with it a series of ideas and associations all of which, while linked, nonetheless have a degree of national and cultural specificity. This book, therefore, offers a study of these specificities. It explores the construction and reconstruction in the period since 1944 of at least six different D-Days: the stories of the landings as told by North Americans, Western Europeans, and Russians. As the subsequent chapters amply demonstrate, from high statesmen to everyday individuals, many different people have spent the post-war period invoking, interpreting, and (re)inventing D-Day for a variety of reasons. As with all instances of collective memory, there is a politics at play because the past serves to help make sense of the ever-changing present (an issue we examine in more depth below).

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1 What Is Insight?

Kiefer, Charles F. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

If you know what you’re looking for, you’re more apt to find it. That’s as true for finding insights as it is for tracking down a lost pair of socks.

Knowing that you want more insights gives clear direction for your unconscious mind to go to work and find an answer. The clearer you are about the specific insight you seek, the more regularly the insight will occur. It’s just like when you are considering buying a new car and you suddenly notice more cars on the road like the one you want to buy. Pause for a moment to pick a problem or topic you’d like some insight into and set it aside for use in the coming chapters.

Let’s begin with how insight differs from other types of thought. While what follows is what we have learned from others, what an insight means for us or them is not nearly as important as what an insight is for you. With this awareness in place, you can learn how to actively listen for insights and access the state of mind in which you are most apt to facilitate insights.

Insights are a specific type of thought. We may think we understand what thoughts are, but let’s take a closer look anyway. For our purposes, we are going to adopt a loose definition. Thoughts are ideas, opinions, mental images, cognitive activities, or any internal activities of the mind.

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Lonely Planet

Spencer Gordon Coach House Books ePub







Ryan can’t remember his dreams. It’s been this way for two and a half years. He used to have so many beautiful, exciting nights – charging with elephants across marshmallow fields, fucking childhood friends in the stands of enormous monster-truck rallies, even dipping into libido-charging bouts of lucidity, wherein he could suddenly fly, melt time, be happy. Now, though, there’s nothing – not even the faintest, most ephemeral glimmer. But Ryan’s done his reading on nighttime emissions. He knows perfectly well that if you sleep, you dream; knows that he is no exception. And thus he figures these curious memory gaps can mean only one thing: that some seriously malevolent shit must be running amok in his subconscious.

Ryan guesses that if he could remember his dreams, he would call them nightmares. He feels he has good reason: despite the gaping dissolves in his memory, each morning is marked by a sense of dread so acute that he whimpers. He whimpers before he opens his eyes, before he is aware of himself as a being, distinct from his sticky mattress, the rattle of his ceiling fan. Whimpers as the sensation of waking life, consciousness, Ryanness, materializes in the slow, plodding minutes of awareness.

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Feeling Prepared: Preservice and Inservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Competency to Teach Language Arts

Teacher Education and Practice R&L Education ePub


ABSTRACT: The study reported in this article delineates preservice teachers’ perceptions of readiness to effectively teach elementary language arts before and after a site-based methods course. Their perceptions are also compared to those of inservice teachers in public elementary schools. Results indicate that perceptions of comfort and confidence for language arts instruction are high in both groups; however, practicing teachers significantly exceed preservice teachers’ perceptions in security and enjoyment.

There is extensive, ongoing discussion across the nation about the quality of teachers and, in particular, their abilities to effectively teach reading and writing. These discussions have involved educators, politicians, and individuals in the private sector. Education students can be overwhelmed by the various governmental mandates, research recommendations, and popular opinions that they encounter as they prepare to teach literacy in contemporary schools. As preservice teachers in the process of gaining skills and instructional strategies, they may express many concerns and tentative notions about how youngsters learn to read and write. In order to encourage and equip preservice teachers in their preparations and to reduce self-doubts, it is appropriate that teacher education programs acknowledge any current strife in literacy education and attend to the beliefs and concerns of preservice teachers.

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Forrie, Allan Thistledown Press ePub
The harshness of the seasons on the Gulf Islands and the cruel wonders of nature are the subjects of “Below McIntyre Bluff: Notes From a Year” by Terry Glavin. Vivid images of the migratory patterns of Okanagan salmon, new species choking out the old, and men driven mad by winter’s cold grasp paint a portrait of the British Columbian landscape as one of the few places on earth that remains an untamed wilderness.
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Chapter9 A Call to Action

Krempl, Stephen Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.


We live in a time of global economics and global expansion. The most significant trend within this global economy is regionalization. A company can hardly do business in new markets without considering the problems associated with managing across multiple locations and training and developing employees in the variegated national venues of the world. This global expansion has increased the complexity of the corporate system and the complexity of managing it and requires corporations to examine how they manage multiple-location operations. This unparalleled opportunity is tempered only by the risk inherent in failing to manage the people and processes needed to fully utilize that opportunity.

For the training and development function, the risk lies in failing to reach the mission-critical goals of managing knowledge in multiple locations, supporting diverse cultures, and enhancing performance across geographic and national boundaries. But the very nature of a multiple-location system embodies paradoxes that challenge even the best management talent. Are we seen as business managers or learning specialists? Do we position ourselves closer to the people or closer to the power? How do we attain the most effective balance between control and autonomy? What will your decision be? For some, the answer lies in adherence to a system encompassing all aspects of the training and development process. We believe that the more “systemic” the function, the more credibility and impact it has. Toward that goal, the traditional training model, ADDIE, can be applied in a larger way to create and manage a multiple-location system.

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2 The Making of a Middle Class: Urban Social Clubs and the Evolution of Highlife Music, 1915–1940

Nathan Plageman Indiana University Press ePub

In January 1916, Joseph William de Graft-Johnson, a prominent Cape Coast citizen and school headmaster, contacted the commissioner of the Central Province about a group of educated men’s recent effort to “try and raise a public subscription band.” The band, de Graft-Johnson explained, had the backing of Reverend Kowfi at Richmond College and with the commissioner’s kind support and patronage could initiate rehearsals and be ready to stage performances by Easter of that year. The commissioner, however, was hardly enthusiastic about the idea:

I do not understand your proposal. Supposing you collect sufficient funds to purchase band instruments who is going to be responsible for the maintenance of the instruments and the payment of the members of the band? Organized bodies, such as a Regiment of Soldiers, Theatrical Companies and the like have bands which form part of their organizations, but I do not quite appreciate how the band you speak of is to be maintained or for what purpose it is to be formed. If you will be good enough to enlighten me on these points, I will be pleased to further consider your letter.1

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Mehta, Pavithra Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

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