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Handbook of Psychology, History of Psychology

by Irving B. Weiner

Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

by Wyman Lai Luc Mertens Tal Geva Meryl Cohen

Finally, a resource that takes full advantage of modern technology! In a major advance for pediatric cardiology, this text/DVD set covers ultrasound physics; laboratory set-up; a protocol for a standard pediatric echocardiogram; quantitative methods of echocardiographic evaluation, including assessment of diastolic function; in-depth coverage of congenital cardiovascular malformations; acquired pediatric heart disease; and topics of special interest, such as 3D echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and fetal echocardiography.

Computational Colour Science Using MATLAB

by Caterina Ripamonti Vien Cheung Stephen Westland

Computational Colour Science Using MATLAB 2nd Edition offers a practical, problem-based approach to colour physics. The book focuses on the key issues encountered in modern colour engineering, including efficient representation of colour information, Fourier analysis of reflectance spectra and advanced colorimetric computation. Emphasis is placed on the practical applications rather than the techniques themselves, with material structured around key topics. These topics include colour calibration of visual displays, computer recipe prediction and models for colour-appearance prediction.Each topic is carefully introduced at three levels to aid student understanding. First, theoretical ideas and background information are discussed, then explanations of mathematical solutions follow and finally practical solutions are presented using MATLAB. The content includes:A compendium of equations and numerical data required by the modern colour and imaging scientist.Numerous examples of solutions and algorithms for a wide-range of computational problems in colour science.Example scripts using the MATLAB programming language.This 2nd edition contains substantial new and revised material, including three innovative chapters on colour imaging, psychophysical methods, and physiological colour spaces; the MATLAB toolbox has been extended with a professional, optimized, toolbox to go alongside the current teaching toolbox; and a java toolbox has been added which will interest users who are writing web applications and/or applets or mobile phone applications.Computational Colour Science Using MATLAB 2nd Edition is an invaluable resource for students taking courses in colour science, colour chemistry and colour physics as well as technicians and researchers working in the area. In addition, it acts a useful reference for professionals and researchers working in colour dependent industries such as textiles, paints, print & electronic imaging.Review from First Edition:"...highly recommended as a concise introduction to the practicalities of colour science..." (Color Technology, 2004)

The Psychology of Money

by Jim Ware

Discover the Ideal Investment Strategy for Yourself and Your Clients"To enhance investment results and boost creativity, Jim Ware replaces the maxim know your investments with know yourself. And he gives us specific testing tools to do the job."--Dean LeBaron, Founder, Batterymarch Financial Management, Chairman, Virtualquest.company, and investment author and commentator"Many investment firms fail, even though they are run by intelligent, qualified professionals, because they lack creativity. This book can rescue you. Jim Ware explains how to organize your business to encourage creative thinking. In five years, your customers will be working with an advisor who read this book, so make sure you are the one who did."Ralph Wanger, President, Acorn Investment Trust, CFA and author of A Zebra in Lion Country: Ralph Wanger's Guide to Investment Survival"Jim Ware has a great knack for understanding people and successful investing. This unusual combination of skills creates a rare find: useful insights to improve investment performance through helping people work together better. Jim's wit and humor make this a fun read as well!"--Dee Even, Senior Investment Officer, Allstate Insurance Company, Property & Casualty"The Psychology of Money represents a major step toward development of a portfolio theory that recognizes human dynamics and differences among people. Jim's content is solid, and his presentation is engaging. This book ought to be on every practitioner's bookshelf."--Kenneth O. Doyle, University of Minnesota, Author, The Social Meanings of Money and Property: In Search of a Talisman"Finally, an insightful look at the human side of investing. A step-by-step guide to enhancing management performance to increase returns."--Abbie Smith, PhD, Professor of Accounting.University of Chicago Business School

Digital Media Law

by Ashley Packard

Covering the latest legal updates and rulings, the second edition of Digital Media Law presents a comprehensive introduction to all the critical issues surrounding media law. Provides a solid foundation in media lawIllustrates how digitization and globalization are constantly shifting the legal landscapeUtilizes current and relevant examples to illustrate key conceptsRevised section on legal research covers how and where to find the lawUpdated with new rulings relating to corporate political speech, student speech, indecency and Net neutrality, restrictions on libel tourism, cases filed against U.S. information providers, WikiLeaks and shield laws, file sharing, privacy issues, sexting, cyber-stalking, and many othersAn accompanying website is regularly updated with new rulings, access to slip opinions and other supplementary material.

Solid-Phase Organic Syntheses, Solid-Phase Palladium Chemistry

by Peter J. Scott

Integrates solid-phase organic synthesis with palladium chemistryThe Wiley Series on Solid-Phase Organic Syntheses keeps researchers current with major accomplishments in solid-phase organic synthesis, providing full experimental details. Following the validated, tested, and proven experimental procedures, readers can easily perform a broad range of complex syntheses needed for their own experiments and industrial applications. The series is conveniently organized into themed volumes according to the specific type of synthesis.This second volume in the series focuses on palladium chemistry in solid-phase synthesis, exploring palladium catalysts and reactions, procedures for preparation and utilization, ligands, and linker reactions. The first part of the volume offers a comprehensive overview of the field. Next, the chapters are organized into three parts:Part Two: Palladium-Mediated Solid-Phase Organic SynthesesPart Three: Immobilized Catalysts and LigandsPart Four: Palladium-Mediated Multifunctional CleavageEach chapter is written by one or more leading international experts in palladium chemistry. Their contributions reflect a thorough examination and review of the current literature as well as their own first-hand laboratory experience. References at the end of each chapter serve as a gateway to the field's literature.The introduction of palladium-mediated, cross-coupling reactions more than thirty years ago revolutionized the science of carbon-carbon bond formation. It has now become a cornerstone of today's synthetic organic chemistry laboratory. With this volume, researchers in organic and medicinal chemistry have access to a single resource that explains the fundamentals of palladium chemistry in solid-phase synthesis and sets forth clear, step-by-step instructions for conducting their own syntheses.

Self-Assembled Supramolecular Architectures

by Nissim Garti

This book will describe fundamentals and recent developments in the area of Self-Assembled Supramolecular Architecture and their relevance to the understanding of the functionality of membranes as delivery systems for active ingredients. As the heirarchial architectures determine their performance capabilities, attention will be paid to theoretical and design aspects related to the construction of lyotropic liquid crystals: mesophases such as lamellar, hexagonal, cubic, sponge phase micellosomes. The book will bring to the reader mechanistic aspects, compositional considerations, transition within phases, solubilization capacities, drug entrapment and release mechanisms and transmembrane, transdermal, and other transport phenomena. It will stress the importance of these mesostructures to crystallization and polymorphism of drugs, fats, and nutraceuticals and will discuss regioselectivity of organic and enzymatic reactions that take place at interfaces and within the channels of the mesophase. The book will bring studies on the use of these mesophase as crystallization or particulation media for the formation of nanoparticles and nanocrystals. Chapters will discuss applications in the areas of pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, plastics, paper, agro-chemistry and industrial applications.

Equine Veterinary Nursing

by Karen Coumbe

The breadth and depth of expertise essential for equine veterinary nursing today is provided in this definitive textbook. Thoroughly revised and updated in its second edition, and now fully illustrated in colour. This book covers the content of the ever-expanding equine nursing syllabus, while still succinctly covering all the basics that veterinary nurses specialising in other species need to know. The key subjects included are: basic equine management, medical and surgical equine nursing, nutrition, reproduction and foal care, emergency first aid, and the theory underpinning these and other important topics.Equine Veterinary Nursing Second Edition is presented in a clear and user-friendly manner, appropriate for all those involved in equine nursing. A practical approach is used throughout and procedures are illustrated with a large number of line diagrams and clinical photographs. It is an essential manual for all student and qualified equine veterinary nurses and all those involved in the care of horses.KEY FEATURESIncludes a new chapter on the equine nurse's professional responsibilitiesMajor revisions to the chapters on diagnostic imaging and surgical nursing to reflect advances in technology and techniquesAll information on health and safety management updated in keeping with new regulationsAuthors include both vets and experienced equine nursesEndorsed by the British Equine Veterinary Association"With the increasing demands of equine practice has come the need for well trained and competent equine nurses. There have been significant improvements in and expansion of the equine Veterinary Nurse training syllabus over the past few years to meet these demands. This new and updated edition of Equine Veterinary Nursing covers all aspects of the new syllabus with well written and illustrated chapters from a wide range of knowledgable and experienced authors. The British Equine Veterinary Association is pleased to endorse this text as a 'must have' for all trainee equine veterinary nurses and their training practices." - Deidre M Carson BVSc(Syd) MRCVSImmediate Past President, BEVA

Open-Bite Malocclusion

by Guilherme Janson Fabrício Valarelli

Open-Bite Malocclusion: Treatment and Stability presents the etiology, treatment, and its stability of anterior open bite malocclusion in the early, mixed, and permanent dentitions. Special emphasis is devoted to orthodontic treatment and its stability in the permanent dentition because this is the time when treatment of open bite presents greater relapse. Appropriate for clinicians, orthodontic residents, and dental students, Open-Bite Malocclusion covers the most simple treatment approaches to the most complex, from orthodontic devices to tooth extraction to surgery. Unique to this book is the discussion of post-treatment stability. Drs. Janson and Valarelli highlight the post-treatment changes and presents strategies to increase treatment stability. This allows the clinician to be able to predict the stability probabilities when treating anterior open bite malocclusions in the permanent dentition either with or without extraction, orthodontic-surgical therapy, or with occlusal adjustment.

A Companion to Paleoanthropology

by David R. Begun

A Companion to Paleoanthropology presents a compendium of readings from leading scholars in the field that define our current knowledge of the major discoveries and developments in human origins and human evolution, tracing the fossil record from primate and hominid origins to the dispersal of modern humans across the globe.Represents an accessible state-of-the-art summary of the entire field of paleoanthropology, with an overview of hominid taxonomyFeatures articles on the key discoveries in ape and human evolution, in cranial, postcranial and brain evolution, growth and developmentSurveys the breadth of the paleontological record from primate origins to modern humansHighlights the unique methods and techniques of paleoanthropology, including dating and ecological methods, and use of living primate date to reconstruct behavior in fossil apes and humans

ABC of Major Trauma

by David V. Skinner Peter A. Driscoll

Prehospital care is a growing area in medicine, and emergency treatments are becoming more sophisticated as the potential to save lives grow. The fourth edition of this ABC has been thoroughly updated and includes new chapters on nuclear and biological emergencies. Each chapter gives concise and clear guidance and is accompanied by excellent photographs and diagrams. Edited and written by leading UK trauma authorities, this is a truly comprehensive and practical book for everyday use by emergency medicine staff, nurses, hospital doctors, paramedics, and ambulance services.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy

by Michiel Van Vreeswijk Jenny Broersen Marjon Nadort

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the theory, diagnosis, treatment, research, implementation, and management of schema therapy. Presents the first comprehensive overview of schema therapy - goes far beyond all previous books on the subject to cover theoretical, research and practical perspectives Covers the latest developments, including work on mindfulness and borderline personality disorder, as well as new applications of schema therapy beyond personality disorders Includes chapters by leaders in the field including Wendy Behary, president of the ISST and Arnoud Arntz, as well as a foreword by Jeffrey Young, the founder of schema therapy

Professional Visual Basic 2012 and .NET 4.5

by Bill Sheldon Billy Hollis Rob Windsor David Mccarter Gaston Hillar Todd Herman

Explore Visual Basic 2012 and . NET 4. 5 with this fully updated resource After a quick review of the of introductory topics of Visual Basic 2012 and . NET 4. 5, this book moves quickly into advanced topics such as data access with ADO. NET, security, ASP. NET web programming with Visual Basic, Windows workflow, and threading. You'll explore the essential Visual Basic 2012 functions you need, including . NET features such as LINQ, WCF, and more. Plus, you'll examine exception handling and debugging, Visual Studio features, and deployment. Puts the new Async keyword and Iterators to work Explores new options and interfaces presented by Windows 8 development and WinRT Continues strong coverage of core language elements and tools and creating componentized applications This updated version of Professional Visual Basic 2012 and . NET 4. 5 retains its expert author team, including one of the best-known and respected Microsoft Visual Basic MVPs, Bill Sheldon, and Microsoft Regional Director "Software Legend" Billy Hollis.

Professional C# 2012 and .NET 4.5

by Bill Evjen Christian Nagel Jay Glynn Karli Watson Morgan Skinner

Intermediate to advanced technique coverage, updated for C# 2012 and .NET 4.5This guide is geared towards experienced programmers looking to update and enhance their skills in writing Windows applications, web apps, and Metro apps with C# and .NET 4.5. Packed with information about intermediate and advanced features, this book includes everything professional developers need to know about C# and putting it to work.Covers challenging .NET features including Language Integrated Query (LINQ), LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WCF, WPF, Workflow, and Generics Puts the new Async keyword to work and features refreshers on .NET architecture, objects, types, inheritance, arrays, operators, casts, delegates, events, strings, regular expressions, collections, and memory management Explores new options and interfaces presented by Windows 8 development, WinRT, and Metro style apps Includes traditional Windows forms programming, ASP.NET web programming with C#, and working in Visual Studio 2012 with C#Professional C# 2012 and .NET 4.5 is a comprehensive guide for experienced programmers wanting to maximize these technologies.

Facebook, Portable Edition

by Carolyn Abram

Learn to: Create your account and find new and old friends Update your status and navigate your News Feed Set your security so only certain people see your profile and posts Upload photos and video and tag your friends Ready to get active on Facebook but have no clue where to start? This guide gets you going! So you've finally decided to join the "social network. " Maybe you have a Facebook account but want help navigating the site. This handy guide tells you how to get started, set up your Timeline, find friends, protect your privacy, and much more. Discover how Facebook helps you make new connections and keep up with old friends. Get the basics right - learn how to add personal info, send Friend Requests, and set privacy controls Reach out - find friends, start chat sessions, share photos, and use tags Choose your audience - fine-tune the Friend Lists that Facebook makes for you Show off your smiling face - share your photos and videos with your Facebook friends Manage your profile - choose what you want to share and find out how to make changes to your information Keep in touch - contact your friends using private or public messages Open the book and find: Steps for finding and connecting with friends on Facebook Tips for changing your profile picture and cover photo How to tell your story in Timeline Privacy controls and how to set them Advice for parents of teens on Facebook Ways to interact with friends using comments, likes, and sharing

Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012

by Martin Woodward Mickey Gousset Brian Keller

The authoritative and timely guide to ALM from Microsoft insiders and MVPs Focused on the latest release of Visual Studio, this edition shows you how to use the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) capabilities of Visual Studio 2012 to streamline software design, development, and testing. Divided into six main parts, this timely and authoritative title covers Team Foundation Server, stakeholder engagement, project management, architecture, software development, and testing. Whether serving as a step-by-step guide or a reference for designing software solutions, this book offers a nuts-and-bolts approach to using Microsoft's flagship development tools to solve real-world challenges throughout the application lifecycle. Coverage includes: INTRODUCTION TO APPLICATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT WITH VISUAL STUDIO INTRODUCTION TO TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER TEAM FOUNDATION VERSION CONTROL TEAM FOUNDATION BUILD COMMON TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING STORYBOARDING CAPTURING STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACK AGILE PLANNING AND TRACKING INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE TOP-DOWN DESIGN WITH USE CASE ANALYZING APPLICATIONS USING USING LAYER DIAGRAMS TO MODEL INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT UNIT TESTING CODE ANALYSIS, CODE METRICS PROFILING AND PERFORMANCE DEBUGGING WITH INTELLITRACE INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE TESTING MANUAL TESTING CODED USER INTERFACE TESTING WEB PERFORMANCE AND LOAD TESTING LAB MANAGEMENT Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012 offers a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the leading reference book on ALM.

Visual Basic 2008 Programmer's Reference

by Rod Stephens

Providing programmers and developers of all skill levels with a comprehensive tutorial and reference to Visual Basic (VB) 2008, Microsoft MVP Rod Stephens presents a broad, solid understanding of essential topics on the latest version of VB. He explains the forms, controls, and other objects that VB furnishes for building applications in a modern windows environment. Plus, he examines the powerful development environment that makes VB such a productive language, and he delves into the VB language itself to show you how to use it to perform an array of important development tasks.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Why Nobody Believes the Numbers

by Al Lewis

Why Nobody Believes the Numbers introduces a unique viewpoint to population health outcomes measurement: Results/ROIs should be presented as they are, not as we wish they would be. This viewpoint contrasts sharply with vendor/promoter/consultant claims along two very important dimensions: (1) Why Nobody Believes presents outcomes/ROIs achievable right here on this very planet. . . (2) . . . calculated using actual data rather than controlled substances. Indeed, nowhere in healthcare is it possible to find such sharply contrasting worldviews, methodologies, and grips on reality. Why Nobody Believes the Numbers includes 12 case studies of vendors, carriers, and consultants who were apparently playing hooky the day their teacher covered fifth-grade math, as told by an author whose argument style can be so persuasive that he was once able to convince a resort to sell him a timeshare. The book's lesson: no need to believe what your vendor tells you -- instead you can estimate your own savings using "ingredients you already have in your kitchen. " Don't be intimidated just because you lack a PhD in biostatistics, or even a Masters, Bachelor's, high-school equivalency diploma or up-to-date inspection sticker. Why Nobody Believes the Numbers explains how to determine if the ROIs are real. . . and why they usually aren't. You'll learn how to: Figure out whether you are "moving the needle" or just crediting a program with changes that would have happened anyway Judge whether the ROIs your vendors report are plausible or even arithmetically possible Synthesize all these insights into RFPs and contracts that truly hold vendors accountable for results

Beginning Visual Basic 2012

by Bryan Newsome

The ultimate beginner's guide to programming in Visual Basic 2012 Visual Basic, used to write Windows applications and web apps with ASP. NET, is an essential language for beginning programmers. Using the time-tested Wrox approach, this guide provides a step-by-step format that gets beginners up and running quickly and confidently. Essential topics covered include writing Windows applications, working with dialog boxes and menus, object oriented programming techniques, programming for graphics, using Visual Basic with ASP. NET for web apps, and dealing with data access and SQL Server. Visual Basic is a popular first language for beginning programmers; this Wrox beginner's guide covers all aspects of the newest version Uses a basic, step-by-step approach to help beginners learn quickly and easily Covers essential topics including flow control, data structure, writing Windows applications, error handling and debugging, objects and object oriented techniques, and class libraries Explains Windows Forms, graphics programming, accessing databases, web programming using Visual Basic with ASP. NET, data access, SQL Server, ADO. NET, and XML Beginning Visual Basic 2012 is a must-have for programming newcomers who want to get a solid footing in one of the most important programming languages.

Behavioral Finance

by Edwin T. Burton Sunit N. Shah

An in-depth look into the various aspects of behavioral finance Behavioral finance applies systematic analysis to ideas that have long floated around the world of trading and investing. Yet it is important to realize that we are still at a very early stage of research into this discipline and have much to learn. That is why Edwin Burton has written Behavioral Finance: Understanding the Social, Cognitive, and Economic Debates. Engaging and informative, this timely guide contains valuable insights into various issues surrounding behavioral finance. Topics addressed include noise trader theory and models, research into psychological behavior pioneered by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, and serial correlation patterns in stock price data. Along the way, Burton shares his own views on behavioral finance in order to shed some much-needed light on the subject. Discusses the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) and its history, and presents the background of the emergence of behavioral finance Examines Shleifer's model of noise trading and explores other literature on the topic of noise trading Covers issues associated with anomalies and details serial correlation from the perspective of experts such as DeBondt and Thaler A companion Website contains supplementary material that allows you to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book In order to achieve better investment results, we must first overcome our behavioral finance biases. This book will put you in a better position to do so.

Analysis of Financial Statements

by Frank J. Fabozzi Pamela Peterson Drake

The fully update Third Edition of the most trusted book on financial statement analysis Recent financial events have taught us to take a more critical look at the financial disclosures provides by companies. In the Third Edition of Analysis of Financial Statements, Pamela Peterson-Drake and Frank Fabozzi once again team up to provide a practical guide to understanding and interpreting financial statements. Written to reflect current market conditions, this reliable resource will help analysts and investors use these disclosures to assess a company's financial health and risks. Throughout Analysis of Financial Statements, Third Edition, the authors demonstrate the nuts and bolts of financial analysis by applying the techniques to actual companies. Along the way, they tackle the changing complexities in the area of financial statement analysis and provide an up-to-date perspective of new acts of legislation and events that have shaped the field. Addresses changes to U. S. and international accounting standards, as well as innovations in the areas of credit risk models and factor models Includes examples, guidance, and an incorporation of information pertaining to recent events in the accounting/analysis community Covers issues of transparency, cash flow, income reporting, and much more Whether evaluating a company's financial information or figuring valuation for M&A's, analyzing financial statements is essential for both professional investors and corporate finance executives. The Third Edition of Analysis of Financial Statements contains valuable insights that can help you excel at this endeavor.

Blogging All in One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

by Susan Gunelius

A complete update to the ultimate reference guide on blogging basics! The increase in the number of blogs is seemingly endless and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, thanks in part to the rise of smartphones, tablets, and blogging applications. With this kind of popularity, how can a blogger stand out from the rest of the masses? This all-in-one guide is packed with detailed information and advice that helps you create and solidify your place in the blogosphere. You'll learn how to get started, use blogging tools, collaborate with other bloggers, become a part of mobile blogging, and much more. Covers getting started, working with blogging software, other tools, blog marketing, microblogging (including Twitter), making money with your blog, and corporate and niche blogging Helps new bloggers become active and productive members of the blogging community Provides vital information for both hobby bloggers and those who want to build a career around blogging Blogging All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition cuts through the clutter and offers you a fun and friendly reference guide to starting and maintaining a successful blog.

The Lean Entrepreneur

by Brant Cooper Patrick Vlaskovits

You are not a Visionary. . . yet. The Lean Entrepreneur shows you how to become one. Most of us believe entrepreneurial visionaries are born, not made. Our media glorify business outliers like Bezos, Branson, Gates, and Jobs as heroes with X-ray vision who can look to the future, see clearly what will be, imagine a fully formed product or experience and then, simply make the vision real. Many in our entrepreneur community still believe that to be visionary, we must merely execute on a seemingly good idea and ignore all doubt. With this mindset, companies build doomed products in a vacuum; enterprises make ill-fated innovation investment decisions; and employees and shareholders come along for an uncomfortable ride. Falling prey to the Myth of the Visionary confuses talented entrepreneurs, product managers, innovators and investors. It leads us to heartbreaking, costly and preventable failures in new product and venture development. The Lean Entrepreneur moves us beyond this myth. It combines powerful customer insight, rapid experimentation and easily actionable data from the Lean Startup methodology to empower individuals, companies, and entire teams to evolve their vision, solve problems, and create value at the speed of the Internet. Anyone can be visionary. The Lean Entrepreneur shows you how to: Apply actionable tips, tricks and hacks from successful lean entrepreneurs. Leverage the Innovation Spectrum to disrupt existing markets and create new ones. Drive strategies for efficient market testing with Minimal Viable Products. Engage customers with Viability Testing and radically reduce time and budget for product development. Rapidly create cross-functional innovation teams that devour roadblocks and set new benchmarks. Bring your organization critical focus on the power of loyal customers and valuable products you can build to serve them. Leverage instructive tools, skill-building exercises, and worksheets along with bonus online videos.

Leadership by Choice

by Eric Papp

Establish trust with your team by developing a clear decision-making strategy Do you have the opportunity to focus on each decision you make? Chances are, you don't. All too often, our choices are rushed and relationships are strained by not thinking clearly or communicating properly. We are all responsible for our own productivity. To be a strong leader, our challenge is to find creative ways to be productive and speak with influence. In Leadership by Choice, author Eric Papp looks at key strategies for leaders to excel not just through ability and smarts but connecting with others and establishing strong decision-making skills. The best leaders develop a system for reflecting on ideas and hold themselves accountable for their choices. Leadership by Choice provides you with applicable ideas in an entertaining manner with stories and pictures for all the areas in which you lead. Loaded with actionable strategies and compelling ideas, Leadership by Choice offers a new road map for becoming a leader people want to follow.

Meditiation For Dummies, 3rd Edition

by Stephan Bodian

Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier, more productive life Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. It is believed to result in a state of greater calmness and physical relaxation, and psychological balance. Plus, practicing meditation can change how you relate to the flow of emotions and thoughts in your everyday life. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers . . . and now it's even better. Meditation For Dummies offers a newly recorded CD featuring more than 70 minutes of music and guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to your body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding yourself, consulting the guru within, and finding a peaceful place. The book also discusses the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, along with new advice on how to get the most out of meditation in today's fast-paced world. Includes new information on the recent research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve mood Features a set of suggested meditations for becoming happier Examines new research on brain changes in people practicing meditation New, revised, and refreshed content throughout, including insight into the best meditation apps, electronic content, and websites Praised by Deepak Chopra as "a useful guidebook filled with clear instructions and helpful hints," this hands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to begin experiencing the many benefits of meditation. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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