For many years, scientists thought that the human brain simply decayed over time and its dying cells led to memory slips, fuzzy logic, negative thinking, and even depression. But new research from neuroscien tists and psychologists suggests that, in fact, the brain reorganizes, improves in important functions, and even helps us adopt a more optimistic outlook in middle age. Growth of white matter and brain connectors allow us to recognize patterns faster, make better judgments, and find unique solutions to problems. Scientists call these traits cognitive expertise and they reach their highest levels in middle age. In her impeccably researched book, science writer Barbara Strauch explores the latest findings that demonstrate, through the use of technology such as brain scans, that the middle-aged brain is more flexible and more capable than previously thought. For the first time, long-term studies show that our view of middle age has been misleading and incomplete. By detailing exactly the normal, healthy brain functions over time, Strauch also explains how its optimal processes can be maintained. Part scientific survey, part how-to guide,The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brainis a fascinating glimpse at our surprisingly talented middle-aged minds.
In her impeccably researched book, science writer Barbara Strauch explores the latest findings that demonstrate, through the use of technology such as brain scans, that the middle-aged brain is more flexible and more capable than previously thought. By detailing exactly the normal, healthy brain functions over time, Strauch also explains how its optimal processes can be maintained.
A groundbreaking look at the teenage brain for anyone who has puzzled over the mysterious and often infuriating behavior of a teenager. While many members of the scientific community have long held that the growing pains of adolescence are primarily psychological, Barbara Strauch highlights the physical nature of the transformation, offering parents and educators a new perspective on erratic teenage behavior. Using plain language, Strauch draws upon the latest scientific discoveries to make the case that the changes the brain goes through during adolescence are as dramatic and crucial as those that take place in the first two years of life, and that teenagers are not entirely responsible for their sullen, rebellious, and moody ways. Featuring interviews with scientists, teenagers, parents, and teachers, The Primal Teen explores common challenges–why teens go from articulate and mature one day to morose and unreachable the next, why they engage in risky behavior–and offers practical strategies to help manage these formative and often difficult years.
*MUCH RAVED ABOUT BY CHRIS EVANS ON HIS BBC RADIO 2 BREAKFAST SHOW* EVERYONE ELSE IS WINGING IT TOO. You know you're a grown-up when... ·You become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth. · You’ve lost and gained the same 10lbs so many times you now regard it as an old friend. · Your parents have stopped trying to change you. · You don't want to be with the cool people anymore; you want to be with your people. · You know that 'Soul mate' isn't a pre-existing condition. It's earned over time. Does it ever feel like everyone - except you - is a bona-fide adult? Do you wonder how real grown-ups get to be so mysteriously capable and wise? When she turns 40, Pamela Druckerman - author of the #1 Sunday Times bestseller French Children Don't Throw Food - wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. Waiters start calling her ‘Madame’, and she detects a disturbing new message in mens' gazes: I would sleep with her, but only if doing so required no effort whatsoever. There Are No Grown-Ups is a midlife coming-of-age story, a hilarious quest for wisdom, self-knowledge and the right pair of pants. It's a book for readers of all ages about - finally - becoming yourself
Learn to Use the Law of Attraction Principles in Your Career Search If youre looking at Landing Your Dream Job, this book is for YOU! As a top professional recruiter, Betty gives insider information on how to accelerate your processhow to plan, prepare and execute your search. ~ Anthony Rudolf, Sales & Marketing Executive (NJ) This book is a powerful tool it brings timely information in these economic times. It is laser-focused and written with great professional insight, along with a little humor to make it interesting. Betty is a consummate professional and one who is passionate about both her candidates and clients. I strongly recommend this information to anyone serious about making the right move in their career. ~ Carl Davidson, President, Davidson Consulting Group LLC Betty Motsenbocker is transforming the world of career managementone chapter at a time. By looking outside of the box, Bettys work incorporates cutting edge principles. I have benefited from her guidance over the years and recommend you take the next step to realizing your dreams. ~ Sara Liftman, Sr. Market Strategist & Risk Consultant (OH) Betty Motsenbocker has placed hundreds of people in jobsbecause of what she enabled them to do with their resumes and their interviewing skills. This book is the resource that you need to get the job you want and deserve. It offers more than any treatise published on this subject, past or present. Alan Schonberg Chairman Emeritus, Management Recruiters International Even if you are not contemplating a current career change, this book will assist you in knowing yourself, surfacing your professional passions, and increasing your confidence. If you are a hiring manager this book is an excellent resource to help you improve your hiring process to narrow your search for the best, most prepared candidates who will contribute to your success. Ive known Betty for many years. As a candidate I have personally benefitted from her wisdom, exacting preparation drills, and guidance. I am thrilled that she is making this wisdom available to everyone. Christina Hirsch, Sales Executive (CA) I recommend this book to anyone that is serious about their professional future: Bettys on-target complete guide will help you get that job you never dreamt possiblethat it is within your reach. She teaches you that building trust with her candidates and clients has helped her get the answers to questions most recruiters dont have. Betty helped me prepare far beyond the basic 10-question list by understanding Behavioral Questions that may be asked as well as making sure I was a cultural fit. Her follow-through throughout the process is 2nd to none throughout the whole interview process; it is a skill that Betty has turned into an art form. Tomas Lepp, Strategic Sales Director (FL)
We learn to walk and eventually talk, one of the most complex achievements possible, by the time we turn five years old. The truth is we can all be creative, and for business leaders, it’s not an option—it’s a necessity as we live in a world that’s constantly being disrupted by technology. Business leaders need to learn the tools of creativity in their personal lives and the tools of innovation in their corporate lives to navigate the never-ending obstacles to running a successful business. Drawing on the lessons he’s learned in the corporate world and in his role as chairman of the board of harbor commissioners overseeing the Port of Milwaukee, the author shares lessons on how business leaders can successfully lead organizations to creative breakthroughs that drive innovation and success. The book includes a section devoted to case studies of individuals and companies that have demonstrated high creativity and innovation so you can learn how to drive change – as well as examples of companies that failed to innovate and suffered as a result.
The author of Expressive Writing for Healing shows readers how to explore their potential, embrace your creative spark, and live a more fulfilled life. “I’m not creative. I could never do something like that. I don’t have time to be creative.” Does any of this sound familiar? Do you find yourself wishing that you had pursued your creative talents before it was too late? In a world full of creativity, there is no such thing as “too late.” Called to Be Creative is for anyone looking to reignite that tiny spark inside of them and invite creativity into their lives through simple, everyday practices. A certified grief counselor and a Program Coordinator for Shalom Spirituality Center, Mary Potter Kenyon walks you step by step through the process of exploring your true potential in this inspirational guide to embracing your innate creativity. With in-depth research from the most notable creative authorities, insight from creative pioneers, her personal experiences, and small activities to kick-start your own creative revolution, Kenyon offers you everything you need to live a more creative life. “I devoured this book. Each chapter is filled with encouragement and inspiration. If you’re looking for something to feed your creative soul, this is it.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Mary Potter Kenyon skillfully braids together stories about her personal life, stories about the lives of people she knows, philosophical ideas, practical advice, current research, and interesting and motivating activities for the reader, creating something that makes you want to put the book down and start creating something wonderful.” —Doug Shaw, author of Social Nonsense: Creative Diversions for Two or More Players
This book draws on a wide selection of interdisciplinary literature discussing complex adaptive systems - including scholarship from economics, political science, evolutionary biology, cognitive science, and religion - to apply general complexity tenets to the institutions, conceptual framework, and theoretical justifications of the copyright system, both in the United States and internationally. The author argues that copyrighted works are the products of complex creative systems and, consequently, designers of copyright regimes for the global 'information ecosystem' should look to complexity theory for guidance. Urging legal scholars to undertake empirical studies of real-world copyright systems, Tussey reveals how the selection of workable configurations for the copyright regime is larger than that encompassed by the traditional, entirely theoretical, debate between private property rights and the commons. Finally, this unique study articulates how copyright law must tolerate certain chaotic elements that may be essential to the sustainability of complex systems.