A Short Guide to a Long Life

Author: David B. Agus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730962

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 7003

The New York Times bestselling book of simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy life, featuring illustrations throughout, from the author of The End of Illness. In his international bestseller, The End of Illness, Dr. David B. Agus shared what he has learned from his work as a pioneering cancer doctor, revealing the innovative steps he takes to prolong the lives of not only cancer patients, but those who want to enjoy a vigorous, lengthy life. Now Dr. Agus has turned his research into a practical and concise illustrated handbook for everyday living. He believes optimal health begins with our daily routines. A Short Guide to a Long Life is divided into three sections (What to Do, What to Avoid, and Doctor’s Orders) that provide the definitive answers to many common and not-so-common questions: Who should take a baby aspirin daily? Are flu shots safe? What constitutes “healthy” foods? Why is it important to protect your senses? Are airport scanners hazardous? Dr. Agus will help you develop new patterns of personal health care, using inexpensive and widely available tools that are based on the latest and most reliable science. An accessible and essential handbook for preparing for visits to the doctor and maintaining control of your future, “A Short Guide to a Long Life explores the simple idea that a healthy tomorrow starts with good habits today” (Fortune).
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A Short Guide to a Long Life

Author: David B. Agus,Kristin Loberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730954


Page: 208

View: 7522

The best-selling author and medical doctor behind The End of Illness offers a practical and entertaining illustrated guide to everyday health that answers questions about the safety of flu shots and who should take baby aspirin daily.

A Short Guide to a Long Life

Author: David B Agus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471131971

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 4212

One of the world's leading doctors presents the simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy and productive life. In his No. 1 New York Times bestselling book, The End of Illness, Dr David B. Agus shared what he had learned from his work as one of today's most prominent cancer doctors and researchers, revealing the risks he takes in a field begging for innovations that can prolong not only the lives of cancer patients but anyone hoping to live long and robustly. Now Dr Agus has compiled his most helpful health advice in a fun, illustrated guide. Hailed by Vice President Al Gore as having developed, 'a dramatic new way that could lead to greatly improving the quality of life for millions, starting right now,' Dr Agus believes that our foundation for optimal health begins with the daily habits we keep-and that we can build upon that bedrock with inexpensive, widely accessible drugs that have been proven to work while ditching false promises, such as vitamins and supplements. Dr Agus' Short Guide to a Long Life is divided into four sections (What to Do, What to Avoid, What to Master, and Doctor's Orders) that provide the definitive answers to many common and not-so-common questions: Who should take a baby aspirin daily? Are flu shots safe? Are vitamins bad for you? What is truly 'fresh' produce? Why is it important to protect your senses? Are airport scanners hazardous? Dr Agus's eye-opening responses will help you develop new, effective patterns of personal health care so you can maintain your health using the latest and most reliable science.
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A Short Guide to a Long Life

Author: Edward Furlong

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475287868

Category: Cooking

Page: 92

View: 9154

Edward Furlong was born in Willingale Doe, England. An only child, raised primarily by his mother, won a scholarship to Oxford University and took a degree in English. Upon completion he became a Navy Officer in WW2. Afterwards, he returned to Oxford and bought a 75 ft. retired river launch, upgraded it, and lived there for 4 years while completing his History degree. When he was appointed s Senior Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, he sold the launch at a profit and moved to Chicago. Edward then moved to Canada and became a Chartered Accountant, and developed a very successful auditing and tax practice. He later built a retirement house in Northern Ontario, completing everything from plumbing to electrical, all on his own. This book takes you through the life of Edward Furlong, and shows you how he has managed to survive 92 years (and counting) in this world. Filled with recipes for nutritional meals, this page turning book includes all the key ingredients you need to live a long and prosperous life.--Back cover.
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A Short Guide to a Happy Life

Author: Anna Quindlen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0375506470

Category: Self-Help

Page: 64

View: 7315

From the author of Blessings and Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life is the perfect gift for graduation, or any occasion. “Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves now to live, really live . . . to love the journey, not the destination.” In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to “get a life”—to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. “Knowledge of our own mortality is the greatest gift God ever gives us,” Quindlen writes, “because unless you know the clock is ticking, it is so easy to waste our days, our lives.” Her mother died when Quindlen was nineteen: “It was the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on for the darkest possible reason. . . . I learned something enduring, in a very short period of time, about life. And that was that it was glorious, and that you had no business taking it for granted.” But how to live from that perspective, to fully engage in our days? In A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen guides us with an understanding that comes from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Wisdom of the Shire

A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life

Author: Noble Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250026415

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 1258

In The Wisdom of the Shire, Noble Smith sheds a light on the life-changing ideas tucked away inside the classic works of J. R. R. Tolkien and his most beloved creation—the stouthearted Hobbits. How can simple pleasures such as gardening, taking long walks, and eating delicious meals with friends make you significantly happier? Why is the act of giving presents on your birthday instead of getting them such a revolutionary idea? What should you do when dealing with the Gollum in your life? And how can we carry the burden of our own "magic ring of power" without becoming devoured by it? The Wisdom of the Shire holds the answers to these and more of life's essential questions.
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The Lucky Years

How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health

Author: David B. Agus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476712107

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 8113

Bestselling author David Agus unveils the brave new world of medicine, one in which we can take control of our health like never before and doctors can fine-tune strategies and weapons to prevent illness. In his first bestseller, The End of Illness, David Agus revealed how to add vibrant years to your life by knowing the real facts of health. In this book, he builds on that theme by showing why this is the luckiest time yet to be alive, giving you the keys to the new kingdom of wellness. Medicine is undergoing rapid change. In the old world, you followed general principles and doctors treated you based on broad, one-size-fits all solutions. In this new golden age, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the latest scientific findings and leverage the power of technology to customize your care. Only those who know how to access and adapt to these breakthroughs—without being distracted by hyped ideas and bad medicine—will benefit. Imagine being able to get fit and lose weight without dieting, train your immune system to fight cancer, edit your DNA to avoid a certain fate, erase the risk of a heart attack, reverse aging, and know exactly which drugs to take to optimize health with zero side effects. That’s the picture of the future that you can enter starting today. Welcome to The Lucky Years.
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The End of Illness

Author: David B. Agus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451610203

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 5457

Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In the #1 New York Times bestselling The End of Illness, Dr. David Agus tackles these fundamental questions and dismantles misperceptions about what “health” really means. Presenting an eye-opening picture of the human body and all the ways it works—and fails—Dr. Agus shows us how a new perspective on our individual health will allow us to achieve a long, vigorous life. Offering insights and access to powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine, Dr. Agus emphasizes his belief that there is no “right” answer, no master guide that is “one size fits all.” Each one of us must get to know our bodies in uniquely personal ways, and he shows us exactly how to do that. A bold call for all of us to become our own personal health advocates, The End of Illness is a moving departure from orthodox thinking.
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Fantastic Voyage

Live Long Enough to Live Forever

Author: Ray Kurzweil,Terry Grossman

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 0452286670

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 452

View: 706

A leading scientist and an expert on human longevity explain how new discoveries in the fields of genomics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology could radically extend the human life expectancy and enhance physical and mental abilities, and introduce a cutting-edge program designed to enhance the immune system and slow the aging process on a cellular level. Reprint.
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Live Long, Die Short

A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging

Author: Roger Landry

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626340404

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 3167

Over a decade ago, a landmark ten-year study by the MacArthur Foundation shattered the stereotypes of aging as a process of slow, genetically determined decline. Researchers found that that 70 percent of physical aging, and about 50 percent of mental aging, is determined by lifestyle, the choices we make every day. That means that if we optimize our lifestyles, we can live longer and “die shorter”—compress the decline period into the very end of a fulfilling, active old age. Dr. Roger Landry and his colleagues have spent years bringing the MacArthur Study’s findings to life with a program called Masterpiece Living. In Live Long, Die Short, Landry shares the incredible story of that program and lays out a path for anyone, at any point in life, who wants to achieve authentic health and empower themselves to age in a better way. Writing in a friendly, conversational tone, Dr. Landry encourages you to take a “Lifestyle Inventory” to assess where your health stands now and then leads you through his “Ten Tips,” for successful aging, each of which is backed by the latest research, real-life stories, and the insights Landry—a former Air Force surgeon and current preventive medicine physician—has gained in his years of experience. The result is a guide that will reshape your conception of what it means to grow old and equip you with the tools you need to lead a long, healthy, happy life.
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The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer

10 Easy Tips For a Happier, Healthier Life

Author: Bertil Marklund

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771642920

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 556

A short guide to a long life, The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer is a pragmatic little book that channels the simple, healthy lifestyle of Scandinavia. Swedish doctor Bertil Marklund covers broad ground in just over 100 pages, providing a comprehensive guide to lifestyle choices, including sleep, diet, exercise, and the negative impact of stress; he also introduces the concept of lagom, a Swedish take on moderation. We can all adopt the 10 tips outlined in the book without completely rethinking the way we live. With his practical and realistic advice, Dr. Marklund gives you the power to make a difference in your own life—today, and in the future.
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Be a Better Lawyer

A Short Guide to a Long Career

Author: Eleanor Southers

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627226028

Category: Law

Page: 164

View: 4876

This book will help you assess your legal career and pinpoint what you might want to change. It will then assist you in determining how to make those changes. You will not be able to foresee exactly what life will throw your way, but this book will provide you with the tools and methods to increase your knowledge of the current state of law and how it can impact your career.
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A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage

The Essentials for Long-Lasting Togetherness

Author: Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 9781604330915

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 61

View: 9889

While there are many self-help books addressing marriage issues, none is as pointed and straightforward as O'Neill's A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage. Like her highly acclaimed short book, Sheltering Thoughts: About Loss and Grief, this book will speak to its readers through its directness and simplicity. It challenges readers to understand and live by the tenets of a committed relationship. In the spirit of the bestselling book, A Short Guide To A Happy Life by Anna Quindlen, author Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill offers readers the same inviting and simple but sensible approach for embracing marriage, and provides the essentials of a long lasting relationship.
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The SHORT! Guide to Producing

The Practical Essentials of Producing Short Films

Author: Charles Merzbacher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351186531

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 682

In this book, Charles Merzbacher offers a concise, definitive guide to the essential skills, techniques and logistics of producing short films, focusing on the practical knowledge needed for line producing and overseeing smaller-scale productions. Drawing on insights from real-life production scenarios, veteran filmmaker and instructor Charles Merzbacher takes producers through every stage of the production process, from fundraising, preproduction and planning to the producer’s role in postproduction and distribution. Key topics include: Finding a worthy project; Schedules and budgets; Managing the casting process; Recruiting and managing crew; Location scouting; Legal and safety issues; Running a production; Negotiating music rights; And much more! An accompanying website—available at theshortseries.com—offers document templates for contracts, call sheets, budgets and other production forms, as well as sample production documents and short video guides featuring top industry professionals.
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The Infinite Book

A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless

Author: John D. Barrow

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307428761

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 4240

For a thousand years, infinity has proven to be a difficult and illuminating challenge for mathematicians and theologians. It certainly is the strangest idea that humans have ever thought. Where did it come from and what is it telling us about our Universe? Can there actually be infinities? Is matter infinitely divisible into ever-smaller pieces? But infinity is also the place where things happen that don't. All manner of strange paradoxes and fantasies characterize an infinite universe. If our Universe is infinite then an infinite number of exact copies of you are, at this very moment, reading an identical sentence on an identical planet somewhere else in the Universe. Now Infinity is the darling of cutting edge research, the measuring stick used by physicists, cosmologists, and mathematicians to determine the accuracy of their theories. From the paradox of Zeno’s arrow to string theory, Cambridge professor John Barrow takes us on a grand tour of this most elusive of ideas and describes with clarifying subtlety how this subject has shaped, and continues to shape, our very sense of the world in which we live. The Infinite Book is a thoroughly entertaining and completely accessible account of the biggest subject of them all–infinity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A Short Story of a Long Life

Author: Emerich Salzberger Stoessl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425916398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 484

View: 5442

The author starts by telling about his birth in war-torn Austria where his family had lived since the 15th century when they escaped from the Inquisition in Spain. His father was not present at the time of his birth. He was fighting the Italians whom he liked and admired, but was loyal to the Austrian emperor. In spite of family tradition, the boy did not feel comfortable in his country mostly because of rising anti-Semitism. In a proletarian glider club, he made his first flights and when he left high school, he went to the Central Flying School in Prague where he became a pilot with a commercial license. Studies in aeronautical engineering followed as did work as a test pilot in Italy, then more of both, in England. When WWII broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force, was sent on a special mission to Czechoslovakia where he got stranded. He hired on as a navigator on board a broken-down paddle wheeler to carry illegal emigrants to Palestine down the Danube, across the Black Sea, passing the Turkish straits into the Mediterranean. The ship was detained in many places and the journey lasted six months, ending up with a boiler explosion in the Aegean Sea. The Italian navy rescued all 500 passengers and crew who were interned on the island of Rhodes, then transferred to another camp in Calabria, Italy. Emerich Salzberger managed to escape and with the help of an Italian fisherman, made it to Malta, then British. After stays in hospitals to regain weight and strength, he was re-activated in the R.A.F., fought as a pilot in northern Africa with the desert air force and finally, went all the way up through Italy to the Austrian border. After the war, he returned to Britain to work as anexperimental test pilot followed with periods of aviation work in Palestine and Australia. His parents survived the war hidden in the house of a Slovakian friend. They later moved to Mexico. Emerich, who had not seen them during the war, went to visit them for a fortnight, or so he thought. He has spent the years since then, from 1947 to now, in Mexico, first working for an airline, later starting his own aerial survey company which he ran for over 50 years. Age and health forced him into retirement, resulting in this book.
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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674503

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 6940

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.
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A Short Guide to Political Risk

Author: Mr Robert McKellar

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409458881

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 926

What does political risk really mean to a company who relies on operations in unstable areas for competitiveness and growth? What does it mean for a specific operation of strategic significance, and how can managers at the strategic and operational levels effectively address this unique type of risk? This is an essential read for risk managers and for all senior managers concerned with their organization's global performance and reputation.
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The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Author: Héctor García,Francesc Miralles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704555

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 3056

Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people. “If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.” —New York Post “Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy. In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds—one of the world’s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day?
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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Author: Jeff Hobbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476731918

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 8316

Traces a young man's effort to escape the dangers of the streets and his own nature after graduating from Yale, describing his youth in violent 1980s Newark, efforts to navigate two fiercely insular worlds and life-ending drug deals. 75,000 first printing.
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