A Proven Way to Think Yourself Younger and Healthier
Author: Ellen Langer
Publisher: Hachette UK
If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically?For more than thirty years, award-winning psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents a conclusive answer: opening our minds to what's possible, instead of clinging to notions about what's not, can lead to better health - at any age.Drawing on landmark work in the field and her own body of colourful and highly original experiments, Langer shows that the magic of rejuvenation and ongoing good health lies in being aware of the ways we mindlessly react to social and cultural cues.With only subtle shifts in our thinking, our language, and in our expectations, she tells us that we can begin to change the ingrained behaviour that sap health, optimism, and vitality from our lives.Immensely readable and truly fascinating, Counterclockwise offers a transformative and bold new paradigm: the psychology of possibility. A hopeful and groundbreaking book by an author who has changed how people all over the world think and feel. Counterclockwise is sure to become a standard source on new-century science and healing.
My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-aging
Author: Lauren Kessler
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A lighthearted assessment of the anti-aging movement as experienced firsthand by the author describes her experimentation with methods ranging from cosmetics and surgery to hypnosis and anti-aging retreats, offering insight into the less-explored aspects of actual physical youth maintenance. By the author of My Teenage Werewolf.
Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility
Author: Ellen J. Langer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents the answer: Opening our minds to what’s possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better health–at any age. Drawing on landmark work in the field and her own body of colorful and highly original experiments–including the first detailed discussion of her “counterclockwise” study, in which elderly men lived for a week as though it was 1959 and showed dramatic improvements in their hearing, memory, dexterity, appetite, and general well-being–Langer shows that the magic of rejuvenation and ongoing good health lies in being aware of the ways we mindlessly react to social and cultural cues. Examining the hidden decisions and vocabulary that shape the medical world (“chronic” versus “acute,” “cure” versus “remission”), the powerful physical effects of placebos, and the intricate but often defeatist ways we define our physical health, Langer challenges the idea that the limits we assume and impose on ourselves are real. With only subtle shifts in our thinking, in our language, and in our expectations, she tells us, we can begin to change the ingrained behaviors that sap health, optimism, and vitality from our lives. Improved vision, younger appearance, weight loss, and increased longevity are just four of the results that Langer has demonstrated. Immensely readable and riveting, Counterclockwise offers a transformative and bold new paradigm: the psychology of possibility. A hopeful and groundbreaking book by an author who has changed how people all over the world think and feel, Counterclockwise is sure to join Mindfulness as a standard source on new-century science and healing. From the Hardcover edition.
A Fiction-Atlas Time Travel Anthology
Author: C.L. Cannon,Sarah Buhrman,Rebekah Dodson
Publisher: Fiction-Atlas Press LLC
Travel through space and time with this multi-author anthology from Fiction-Atlas Press!
A Science Fiction Novel
Author: James B. Johnson
Publisher: Borgo Press
When 57-year-old Ethan Zachary is struck by lightning, he starts growing progressively younger. Suddenly his plans to run for Congress, as well as marriage, are ruined. And although he now finds himself able to attract the young ladies, his internal clock keeps winding inexorably backwards, tick, tick, tick--until he knows that the hours are running out, any way you count them. There's just one more thing he can try! An exciting science fiction adventure.
Author: James M. Gere,Barry J. Goodno
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Technology & Engineering
Now in 4-color format with more illustrations than ever before, the Seventh Edition of Mechanics of Materials continues its tradition as one of the leading texts on the market. With its hallmark clarity and accuracy, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics include analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. The book includes more material than can be taught in a single course giving instructors the opportunity to select the topics they wish to cover while leaving any remaining material as a valuable student reference. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Federico Licsi Espino
A Guide to Knowing the Hows and Whys for Fun and Success in the Kitchen
Author: Howard Hillman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Answers questions about cooking utensils and techniques, the taste of foods, and the chemistry involved in cooking and preserving foods.