Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams [EPUB]

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams [EPUB]
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781501144318 | 6.38MB

The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert—Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab—reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.

Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remained elusive.

An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. Within the brain, sleep enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity.

Walker answers important questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep aids affect us and can they do long-term damage? Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood, and energy levels; regulate hormones; prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes; slow the effects of aging; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book.

The Money Navigator: The Essential Guide to Living Your Ideal Financial Life [EPUB]

The Money Navigator: The Essential Guide to Living Your Ideal Financial Life [EPUB]
The Money Navigator: The Essential Guide to Living Your Ideal Financial Life by Paul C Bennett
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781626344419 | 2.09MB

Navigate Your Way to Financial Freedom

The road to financial well-being is complex. En route, you face an overwhelming variety of complicated choices--from deciding which job to take to determining how best to spend or save--that can impact your financial life in ways that are often difficult to predict.

Author Paul Bennett knows there is no decision that is not connected to your financial well-being. With over twenty-five years of experience, as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) professional he also knows that navigating those decisions doesn't have to be so hard. The Money Navigator examines:

  • Key insights into human economic behavior
  • Reasons why investors make poor decisions
  • Why financial and insurance products are so misunderstood
  • How a Money Navigator--a full-scale CFP(R)--can help you invest well and manage your financial life with ease.

​With fresh insights and real-life examples backed up by in-depth research, each chapter of The Money Navigator offers you practical takeaways for you particular situation, whether you find yourself on the cusp of retirement, are already retired, or are facing a life transition. Bennett's expert navigation and advice propels you toward the life you always imagined and equips you with the tools to attain your goals.

Santa Muerte: The History, Rituals, and Magic of Our Lady of the Holy Death [PDF]

Santa Muerte: The History, Rituals, and Magic of Our Lady of the Holy Death [PDF]
Santa Muerte: The History, Rituals, and Magic of Our Lady of the Holy Death by Tracey Rollin
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781578636211 | 11.44MB

Death welcomes everyone. This is the foundation for the veneration of Santa Muerte, or “Holy Death.” Considered to be the female personification of death, she is associated with protection and safe passage to the afterlife. She is also the patron saint of people who live on the fringes of society and often face violence and death. In recent years her constituency has expanded to include the LGBT community and people who are marginalized or whose jobs put them at significant risk of death such as military and police personnel. Santa Muerte is hailed as their potent and powerful protector, capable of delivering them from harm and even granting miracles.

Santa Muerte is a complete ritual guide to working with this famous―and infamous!―Mexican folk saint. It takes us beyond the sensational headlines to reveal the truth about why Santa Muerte is so beloved by so many. Author Tracey Rollin presents simple, straightforward methods for working with Holy Death that may be used alone or easily incorporated into your own magical practice.

Heal Your Frozen Shoulder [EPUB]

Heal Your Frozen Shoulder [EPUB]
Heal Your Frozen Shoulder: An At-Home Rehab Program to End Pain and Regain Range of Motion by Karl Knopf
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781612436432 | 37.06MB

A COMPREHENSIVE AT-HOME REHAB, STRENGTHENING, AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAM FOR RECOVERING FROM AND PREVENTING FROZEN SHOULDER

The cause of your frozen shoulder may be a mystery, but the way to fix it is no secret. Heal Your Frozen Shoulder guides you through the entire rehabilitation process, from understanding the problem to regaining full movement. It even tells you how to avoid this debilitating condition in the future.

Featuring over 200 step-by-step photos, this book presents a complete program to get your shoulder back to its best possible condition, including:

  • Effective movements
  • Progressive stretches
  • Gentle strengthening techniques
  • Long-term lifestyle adjustments

Author Dr. Karl Knopf, who specializes in the needs of aging patients, emphasizes proven treatments and proper form to guarantee help with your shoulder pain regardless of your fitness level.

Modern Leatherwork for Makers: Traditional Craft Techniques Meet CNC and 3D Printing [EPUB]

Modern Leatherwork for Makers: Traditional Craft Techniques Meet CNC and 3D Printing [EPUB]
Modern Leatherwork for Makers: Traditional Craft Techniques Meet CNC and 3D Printing by Tim Deagan
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781680453201 | 109.67MB

Take leather crafting into the 21st century with this complete guide that marries traditional skills to the latest CNC and 3D printing technologies. Learn how to start making your own leather creations with traditional tools, and then take them to incredible new levels with digital design techniques. Leatherworking is one of humankind's oldest skills and remains a fun and exciting way to make great-looking wearables, accessories, and cosplay items. 3D printers and even hobbyist-class CNC machines have created fantastic new opportunities for new directions in this popular hobby. The book is perfect for makers new to leatherworking, as well as experienced leatherworkers who want to understand how to integrate new digital fabrication tools into their workbench. Written by an experienced leatherworker and programmer, this is a resource that makers will turn to again and again.

Highlights:

  • First comprehensive reference on applying digital design techniques to leatherwork
  • Provides both a reference manual and a project guide
  • Includes traditional techniques like cutting, stamping, tooling and dyeing leather
  • Introduces novices and experienced leatherworkers to cutting-edge digital tools
  • Every project has been real-world tested
  • Opens up exciting new project areas for makers

This book provides valuable reference and how-to information for makers interested in leatherworking but who have no prior experience, for experienced leatherworkers who want to extend their knowledge to include new digital tools, and for 3D printing and CNC enthusiasts who want to include a new material in their repertoire. Leatherworking is a hobby that is enjoyed by a wide range of people from middle school through adulthood and can be incorporated into a variety of other kinds of projects, from clothing design and costuming to carrying cases and furniture.

Little Boxes [EPUB]

Little Boxes [EPUB]
Little Boxes by Caroline Casey
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781566894722 | 1.14MB

What happens when television is part of your cultural DNA?

Twelve writers talk about their influences, and they're more Magnum PI than Marcel Proust. This is cultural criticism from an enthusiast's point of view—taking sitcoms and dramedies and very special episodes seriously, not because they're art, but because they matter to us. Little Boxes is TV writing not as “Why I Loved Parker Lewis Can't Lose” but “What Is Up with Everyone in the 80s Having a Domestic: The Different Strokes/Gimme a Break/Mr. Belvedere/Charles in Charge Story.”

Essays by:

  • Elena Passarello
  • Edan Lepucki
  • V. V. Ganeshananthan
  • Jenny Hendrix
  • Ryan Van Meter
  • Rumaan Alam
  • Justin Torres
  • Elisa Gabbert
  • Justin Taylor
  • Justin Torres
  • T Clutch Fleischmann
  • Nina McConigley
  • Danielle Evans

Astronomy For Dummies, 4th Edition [EPUB]

Astronomy For Dummies, 4th Edition [EPUB]
Astronomy For Dummies, 4th Edition by Stephen P Maran
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119374244 | 17.47MB

Your updated guide to exploring the night sky

Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to exploring the night sky. Plus, this new edition also comes with chapter quizzes online to help your understanding.

For as long as people have been walking the earth, those people have looked up into the night sky and wondered about the nature of the cosmos. Without the benefit of science to provide answers, they relied on myth and superstition to help them make sense of what they saw. Lucky for us, we live at a time when regular folks, equipped with nothing more than their naked eyes, can look up into the night sky and gain admittance to infinite wonders. If you know what to look for, you can make out planets, stars, galaxies, and even galactic clusters comprising hundreds of millions of stars and spanning millions of light-years.

Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, or enrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies gives you a reason to look into the heavens.

  • Includes updated schedules of coming eclipses of the Sun and Moon and a revised planetary appendix
  • Covers recent discoveries in space, such as water on the Moon and Pluto's demotion from "planet" status
  • Collects new websites, lists of telescope motels, sky-watching guides, and suggestions for beginner's telescopes and suppliers
  • Provides free online access to chapter quizzes to help you understand the content

Ever wonder what's out there in the big ol' universe? This is the book for you!

Real Food Heals: Eat to Feel Younger and Stronger Every Day [EPUB]

Real Food Heals: Eat to Feel Younger and Stronger Every Day [EPUB]
Real Food Heals: Eat to Feel Younger and Stronger Every Day by Seamus Mullen, Genevieve Ko
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780735213852 | 98.46MB

Healthy cooking reinvented by top chef Seamus Mullen, with over 125 Paleo-inspired recipes designed to revitalize your health every day.

In the high-end food world, “healthy cooking” has long been taboo. But as one of the only high-profile chefs today guided by the understanding that the food we eat has a deep impact on our health, Seamus Mullen has rewritten the old rule that healthy can’t be delicious. Seamus’s powerful transformation came out of his own health crisis—after a near-death experience brought on by autoimmune disease he’d struggled with for years, he radically changed the way he cooked, both at his restaurants and at home. As a result, the biomarkers of disease disappeared and the constant trips to the ER he experienced while he was sick have come to an end.

But what Seamus has been surprised to discover is that this new way of eating—dishes starring real, whole foods such as vegetables and fruits, meats used as garnishes, whole grains, fermented foods, and no refined sugar or gluten—has not only controlled his disease but has also made his body feel younger, stronger, and more energized every day. It is his mission to share his brand of cooking with readers everywhere to inspire them to shift their diets and truly redefine what “healthy eating” can and should be.

A powerful manifesto with Seamus’s moving journey at its heart, Real Food Heals is packed with 125 easy-to-prepare, Paleo-inspired, and nourishing recipes packed with delicious whole food ingredients, including Kefir Scrambled Eggs with Grated Garlic; Nori Rolls with Olive Oil, Tuna, Avocado, and Sprouts; and Fig Almond Cacao Nib bars. Complete with a 21-day jump-start meal plan, this unique cookbook will help everyone prepare healthy, irresistible food with big flavors every day and put them on the path to total wellness.

Your Patient Safety Survival Guide: How to Protect Yourself and Others From Medical Errors [EPUB]

Your Patient Safety Survival Guide: How to Protect Yourself and Others From Medical Errors [EPUB]
Your Patient Safety Survival Guide: How to Protect Yourself and Others From Medical Errors by Gretchen LeFever Watson
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781538102091 | 3.38MB

Each year, one out of every four hospital patients in the United States will be harmed by the care they receive. Over 400,000 will die as a result. Dr. Gretchen LeFever Watson's definitive guide empowers patients to be patient safety advocates.

It takes a village to combat preventable errors and omissions that cause millions of deaths and sickness in our nation’s hospitals and care facilities. Although most of these deaths are due to human and system errors—not faulty medical decisions or diagnoses—this annual death toll—as well as the millions of additional incidents of survivable patient harm—could be cut in half through consistent use of simple and nearly cost-free safety behaviors.

In Your Patient Safety Survival Guide, Gretchen LeFever Watson delivers a patient-centered blueprint on how to transform the patient-safety movement so that millions of unnecessary illnesses and deaths in hospitals, outpatient facilities, and nursing homes can be avoided. She provides key safety habits that people must learn to recognize so they can be sure hospital personnel use them during every patient encounter. She also explains how addressing the most common safety problems will set the stage for tackling a wide range of issues, including healthcare’s role in the overuse of opiate painkillers and its related heroin epidemic.

Watson’s call for a more sensible societal response to medical and human error in hospitals promotes a timely and full disclosure of all mistakes—an approach that has been proven to accelerate the emotional recovery of everyone affected by patient safety events while also reducing the financial burden on hospitals, providers, and patients.

Readers will learn how to:

  • Change behavior to catch medical errors before they result in illness or death.
  • Prevent the spread of dangerous infections in hospitals and other care facilities.
  • Leverage the power of basic safety/hygiene habits.
  • Eliminate mistakes during surgery and other invasive procedures.
  • Avoid medication errors and the overuse of opiates
  • Raise awareness and inspire civic action in their communities.