Maximum Brainpower

How do you maintain an exercised, stimulated, flexible brain? Start by reading this book.”—David Eagleman, New York Times bestselling author of Incognito “Profound, rich, and enriching . . .

Maximum Brainpower

“A wonderfully helpful book . . . After reading it, you will understand what you must do for your brain, and why you must do it.”—Norman Doidge, M.D., New York Timesbestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself Did you know that experts are often less mentally agile than jacks-of-all-trades? That crossword puzzles and sudoku are of minimal help in building brainpower? That multitasking poses unique dangers to the brain? Cognitive psychologist Shlomo Breznitz knows—and what’s more, he knows what to do about it. In Maximum Brainpower, Breznitz and technologist Collins Hemingway provide both an in-depth look at how the brain works and proven methods to increase its capabilities. Armed with the results of cutting-edge research, they champion the stimulus of continual change over the deadening effects of comfortable routine, show how to separate good mental stress from bad, and demonstrate how hope and socialization can help defend against forgetfulness, memory loss, even dementia. Filled with colorful real-life stories and fascinating psychological experiments, this revelatory work will help adults of any age keep their minds sharp, healthy, and cognitively fit throughout life. It’s a no-brainer! Praise for Maximum Brainpower “Everyone knows the importance of physical fitness; less appreciated is the necessity of cognitive fitness. How do you maintain an exercised, stimulated, flexible brain? Start by reading this book.”—David Eagleman, New York Times bestselling author of Incognito “Profound, rich, and enriching . . . Because of its forceful suggestions, its analyses, and its wide knowledge, this book is well worth reading. And rereading.”—Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and author “Many of us are petrified of Alzheimer’s disease, strokes, and other maladies that impair the functioning of the brain. Breznitz and Hemingway can deliver no ‘magic bullet’ to prevent dementia. But their book does get you thinking about what you can do to develop and maintain your gray matter, build on the plasticity of the brain, and increase the likelihood that you’ll live not just a longer but a fuller life.”—The Huffington Post “Most books about healthy brain maintenance just give you the ‘how’; this one tells you why. And it helps you do it.”—Rita Carter, author of Mapping the Mind

Smart Food

In Smart Food, Dr. Arthur Winter, a neurosurgeon and the director of the New Jersey Neurological Institute, and veteran science writer Ruth Winter get a handle on the critical impact foods have on the way we think, feel, and behave.

Smart Food

The latest information on how foods, vitamins, and minerals can activate your brain/ body potential and affect all aspects of your daily life, from sleep patters to mood swings to productivity on the job It seems as if every week there is a new study done on the food we eat and how it affects our health. In Smart Food, Dr. Arthur Winter, a neurosurgeon and the director of the New Jersey Neurological Institute, and veteran science writer Ruth Winter get a handle on the critical impact foods have on the way we think, feel, and behave. Armed with the most current information, Smart Food demystifies the brain/ food link and provides you with the tools to balance and strengthen both brain and body. Smart Food is an easy-to-read sourcebook with up-to-date information including: Herbal supplements that may energize and stimulate brain function New Information on what makes us crave the foods we crave and how to curb constant cravings Nutritional supplements that may maintain brain alertness and activity, even under stress Current evidence that suggests there may be a separate "brain" in your belly that functions independently of the brain in your head And much more

Hearings

Unless we stop falling behind through the full development of our maximum brainpower , this Republic is through - and it is through in our time . I am not an alarmist , but it is with that attitude and approach to this problem that I am ...

Hearings


National Defense Education Act

Unless we stop falling behind through the full development of our maximum brainpower , this Republic is through — and it is through in our time . I am not an alarmist , but it is with that attitude and approach to this problem that I am ...

National Defense Education Act


The Life Extension Revolution

... therapies and strategies that we have discussed so far—from stress reduction to hormone balance to proper diet and nutrition. Each step helps to set the stage for and reinforce the next level. SIX STEPS TO MAXIMUM BRAINPOWER Basic.

The Life Extension Revolution

For the first time the lay public can benefit from the anti-aging secrets discovered by the Life Extension Foundation, the world’s largest, most respected organization dedicated to anti-aging research. Working with the Life Extension Foundation, renowned anti-aging physician Philip Lee Miller shows you how to retain your physical health and vigor, mental clarity, and youthful appearance–for life. This groundbreaking book translates cutting-edge anti-aging advances into a practical, easy-to-use program that will maximize your chances of living not only a long life–but a healthy, vibrant life. Drawing on his own clinical experience as well as the latest research from the Life Extension Foundation, Dr. Miller demystifies the aging process and provides you with: •Detailed strategies integrating the most advanced mainstream therapies with nutrients, hormones, and holistic approaches from around the world •A comprehensive plan to protect yourself from cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease at the cellular level by controlling inflammation and oxidation–two degenerative processes that cause us to age prematurely •A guide to individualizing this lifesaving program, including the Longevity Diet for maximum vitality and effortless weight loss and a unique supplement regimen–plus how to use medical tests to monitor your progress •An inspiring vision of the future of life extension science and what your future will be like without disease, premature death and aging–with novel strategies to help you get there This far-reaching anti-aging program will change your life forever. Like many of Dr. Miller’s patients, your physical and mental health will actually soar as you age chronologically. Your new longer, healthier life begins now as you embark on The Life Extension Revolution.

Congressional Record

What are we thinking fense program , the highest by billions of the taxpayers of this country in the about ? What are we thinking about from and billions in the history of the counpotential brainpower of the youth of our the standpoint ...

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Brain Changer

How Harnessing Your Brain's Power to Adapt Can Change Your Life David Disalvo ... Shlomo Breznitz and Collins Hemingway, Maximum Brainpower: Challenging the Brain for Health and Wisdom (New York: Ballantine Books, 2012), 157–166. 5.

Brain Changer

Let's be honest. You've tried the sticky-note inspirations, the motivational calendar, and the cute (but ineffective) “carpe diem" mug—yet your attitude hasn't changed. It's time to apply cutting-edge science to the challenges of daily life. While everyone desires self-improvement, we are quickly frustrated when trying to implement the contradictory philosophies of self-appointed self-help gurus. Too often, their advice is based on anecdote and personal opinion, not real research. Bestselling author of What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite David DiSalvo returns with Brain Changer: How Harnessing Your Brain's Power to Adapt Can Change Your Life. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, communications, and even marketing, DiSalvo replaces self-help with “science help." He demonstrates how the brain's enormous capacity to adapt is the most crucial factor influencing how we feel and act—a factor that we can control to change our lives. Findings show our brains are fluid and function much like a feedback loop: stimulants from both our environment and from within ourselves catalyze changes in the brain's response. That response then elicits additional inputs that the brain identifies and analyzes to further tailor its response. DiSalvo shows that the greatest internal tool we have to affect the feedback loop is metacognition (“thinking about thinking"). Littered with relatable examples and tackling major aspects of our lives including relationships, careers, physical health, and personal development, Brain Changer shows you how to harness metacognition to enrich your life.

The National Defense Education Act

boys and girls in this country an equality of opportunity to develop to the maximum extent their intellectual potential ... Unless we stop falling behind through the full development of our maximum brainpower , this Republic is through ...

The National Defense Education Act

Considers amendments to the National Defense Education Act of 1958 to extend and increase Federal educational assistance to schools, teachers, and students. Includes "National Interest and the Teaching of English," by the Committee on National Interest of the National Council of Teachers of English, 1961 (p. 593-736)

National Defense Education Act

boys and girls in this country an equality of opportunity to develop to the maximum extent their intellectual potential ... Unless we stop falling behind through the full development of our maximum brainpower , this Republic is through ...

National Defense Education Act

Considers amendments to the National Defense Education Act of 1958 to extend and increase Federal educational assistance to schools, teachers, and students. Includes "National Interest and the Teaching of English," by the Committee on National Interest of the National Council of Teachers of English, 1961 (p. 593-736).

Institutes of Health

Unless we stop falling behind through the full development of our maximum brainpower , this Republic is through — and it is through in our time . I am not an alarmist , but it is with that attitude and approach to this problem that I am ...

Institutes of Health


Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies

Then you assign him to work fulltime on a project, and he focuses his brain and works at maximum possible brainpower. Let's say that he works for 40 hours at top rate—he has given you 4,000 brainpower production units.

Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies

This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 2008). Adrenaline junkies, dead fish, project sluts, true believers, Lewis and Clark, template zombies . . . Most developers, testers, and managers on IT projects are pretty good at recognizing patterns of behavior and gut-level hunches, as in, “I sense that this project is headed for disaster.” But it has always been more difficult to transform these patterns and hunches into a usable form, something a team can debate, refine, and use. Until now. In Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies, the six principal consultants of The Atlantic Systems Guild present the patterns of behavior they most often observe at the dozens of IT firms they transform each year, around the world. The result is a quick-read guide to identifying nearly ninety typical scenarios, drawing on a combined one-hundred-and-fifty years of project management experience. Project by project, you’ll improve the accuracy of your hunches and your ability to act on them. The patterns are presented in an easy-reference format, with names designed to ease communication with your teammates. In just a few words, you can describe what’s happening on your project. Citing the patterns of behavior can help you quickly move those above and below you to the next step on your project. You’ll find classic patterns such as these: News Improvement Management by Mood Ring Piling On Rattle Yer Dags Natural Authority Food++ Fridge Door and more than eighty more! Not every pattern will be evident in your organization, and not every pattern is necessarily good or bad. However, you’ll find many patterns that will apply to your current and future assignments, even in the most ambiguous circumstances. When you assess your situation and follow your next hunch, you'll have the collective wisdom of six world-class consultants at your side.

The Digest Diet

... suggests that because brain neurons rely almost exclusively on glucose as fuel, intense mental work leads to unstable glucose levels. Since the work requires glucose for maximum brainpower—well, we naturally reach for more fuel.

The Digest Diet

The Digest Diet is a 21-day weight-loss plan based on groundbreaking science and newly discovered foods and habits that help your body to release fat. Reader’s Digest sifted through all the weight-loss science to pick the foods, recipes, and habits that truly slim you down quickly and safely. We reviewed cutting-edge nutrition advances and myth-busting articles. We discovered some new reasons fat creeps on—and reliable ways to get it to fade away quickly. The Digest Diet targets surprising fat increasers in three key areas—eating, environment and exercise—and gives you the tools you need to turn the tables and shift your body into fat release mode. The eating plan is organized in three basic stages: Fast Release, Fade Away, and Finish Strong. Every phase loads you up on fat releasers. But the calorie and macronutrient ratios shift in each so as to maximize fat release—and results! Fast Release (12-minute exercise routine) is a four-day fat releasing jump start. The Fat-Release Workout combines both strength training and HIIT (high intensity interval training) into a 12-minute workout that’s amazingly effective for fat burn and muscle growth. Fade Away transitions you into lean proteins and micronutrient-rich greens. For this 10-day stretch, you continue to have a shake a day, but the lean-and-green focus gives your body what it needs to help you release fat and build muscle, while lowering your intake of carbohydrates for faster fat fade. Finish Strong is the last week of the plan. The meals and recipes show you how to enjoy a balanced, healthy, wholefoods diet rich in fat releasers. The Digest Diet provides a list of 13 fat releasers, which include Vitamin C, Calcium, Protein and Coconut Oil, as well as an easy cheat sheet of fat releasing foods that can be eaten during the diet, such as broccoli, grapefruit, mozzarella cheese, almonds, fish, beef, red wine, dark chocolate and avocados, to name a few. Inside the Digest Diet, you will also find a 21 day meal-plan, 50 fat releasing recipes with full color photos, a 12 minute fat release workout, a fat release workout calendar, before and after success stories, “laugh it off” sidebars to help keep perspective and sanity, and a free online destination for tips, videos, shopping lists and daily food and exercise journals to help make your weight loss goals easy and achievable. www.digestdiet.com To prove the 21-day eating plan truly works, we put a dozen men and women on the diet—and their results will astound and inspire you. Our top tester lost 26 pounds in 3 weeks!

Bombshell

These doctors and professionals also give information on how to access the new methods of healing yourself, the goal being long life with maximum brainpower, strong bones, and the vitality of youth. With a healthy body we can live ...

Bombshell

Are you ready to rethink and redefine your approach to aging? This powerhouse book tells you how to go from dreading it to making it the greatest passage of your life! Dubbed a health pioneer by the Wall Street Journal and called “crazy smart” by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Suzanne Somers has repeatedly opened up new terrain to health seekers worldwide. And now, with Bombshell, she does it again. Acting like your personal medical detective, she has found the most advanced scientists, doctors, and health professionals and gotten them to share jaw-dropping advances that will stop deterioration and set you on the path to restoration and healthy longevity. By taking advantage of these new bombshell advancements, you can live longer than ever with great quality of life, and experience a different way to age: with great health, strong bones, vitality, a working brain, and sizzling sexuality. All of it is yours for the taking if you are willing to make some simple, effective changes. In Bombshell you will learn about explosive medical secrets utilizing the groundbreaking technologies of today, or the very near future, that will allow us all to truly maintain the fountain of youth, including: • How nanobots, small “robots” the size of blood cells, will be injected into the human bloodstream to clean the blood supply and literally wipe out today’s most feared diseases • How stem cell procedures, using one’s own adult stem cells, can be used to prevent disease and even regrow body parts; including how Suzanne’s breast was reconstructed after cancer with no implant in the first clinical trial of its kind in the United States • How balancing hormones with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can improve your internal health, well-being, vitality, looks, and sex drive • How the “cure” to cancer might be just around the corner by preventing it at the source with injections of human, cancer-resistant white blood cells • How a supplement to regrow telomeres at a cellular level will restore the human body to a younger internal age and reverse signs of aging such as disease, baldness, wrinkles, and loss of hearing and eyesight. And it’s available now! One after another, she shares the breakthroughs that you can use today to keep you in top shape so you can embrace the near future and all it will have to offer.

Ikigai

Maximum Brainpower: Challenging the Brain for Health and Wisdom. Ballantine Books, 2012. Buettner, Dan. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest.

Ikigai

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER We all have an ikigai. It's the Japanese word for 'a reason to live' or 'a reason to jump out of bed in the morning'. It's the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. A place of balance. Small wonder that finding your ikigai is closely linked to living longer. Finding your ikigai is easier than you might think. This book will help you work out what your own ikigai really is, and equip you to change your life. You have a purpose in this world: your skills, your interests, your desires and your history have made you the perfect candidate for something. All you have to do is find it. Do that, and you can make every single day of your life joyful and meaningful. ______________________________ 'I read it and it's bewitched me ever since. I'm spellbound.' Chris Evans 'A refreshingly simple recipe for happiness.' Stylist 'Ikigai gently unlocks simple secrets we can all use to live long, meaningful, happy lives. Warm, patient, and kind, this book pulls you gently along your own journey rather than pushing you from behind.' Neil Pasricha, bestselling author of The Happiness Equation

Spinoff 2012

The event celebrated software development in its most positive context - using minimal resources and maximum brainpower to create outside - the - box solutions in response to interesting problems . Volunteers joined one of more than two ...

Spinoff 2012

NP 2012-11-912-HQ. Provides an in-depth look at how NASA's initiatives in aeronautics and space exploration have resulted in beneficial commercial technologies in the fields of health and medicine, transportation, public safety, consumer goods, environmental protection, computer technology and industrial productivity

Make Your Brain Smarter

The potential to increase the number of years you have with maximum brainpower is here and now. Take advantage ofit. The majority of the population thinks that only a tiny window of time and opportunity is available to focus on and ...

Make Your Brain Smarter

Draws on the latest scientific discoveries to outline tests and exercises for improving cognitive fitness, in a reference that focuses on recent understandings about the frontal lobe to explain how to promote brain health at any age.

Gertie s Leap to Greatness

scraped her ponytail up to the very top of her head for maximum brainpower, and she started to study again. She studied harder than she ever had in her life. She studied for days and then weeks. Until one November afternoon, ...

Gertie s Leap to Greatness

For fans of Three Times Lucky and The Penderwicks, this endearing new classic spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a sassy main character with an unforgettable voice. Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome. She has a daddy who works on an oil rig, a great-aunt who always finds the lowest prices at the Piggly Wiggly, and two loyal best friends. So when her absent mother decides to move away from their small town, Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet: becoming the best fifth grader in the universe to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind. There's just one problem: Seat-stealing new girl Mary Sue Spivey wants to be the best fifth grader, too. And there is simply not enough room at the top for the two of them. From debut author Kate Beasley, and with illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Jillian Tamaki, comes a classic tale of hope and homecoming that will empty your heart, then fill it back up again--one laugh at a time.

The Trouble with Boys

To achieve maximum brainpower, a child needs enough stimulation to keep his or her neural pathways plush and efficient. A child who doesn't receive the right stimulation in those early years, parents were told implicitly (and sometimes ...

The Trouble with Boys

From the moment they step into the classroom, boys begin to struggle. They get expelled from preschool nearly five times more often than girls; in elementary school, they’re diagnosed with learning disorders four times as often. By eighth grade huge numbers are reading below basic level. And by high school, they’re heavily outnumbered in AP classes and, save for the realm of athletics, show indifference to most extra­curricular activities. Perhaps most alarmingly, boys now account for less than 43 percent of those enrolled in college, and the gap widens every semester! The imbalance in higher education isn’t just a “boy problem,” though. Boys’ decreasing college attendance is bad news for girls, too, because ad­missions officers seeking balanced student bodies pass over girls in favor of boys. The growing gender imbalance in education portends massive shifts for the next generation: how much they make and whom they marry. Interviewing hundreds of parents, kids, teachers, and experts, award-winning journalist Peg Tyre drills below the eye-catching statistics to examine how the educational system is failing our sons. She explores the convergence of culprits, from the emphasis on high-stress academics in preschool and kindergarten, when most boys just can’t tolerate sitting still, to the outright banning of recess, from the demands of No Child Left Behind, with its rigid emphasis on test-taking, to the boy-unfriendly modern curriculum with its focus on writing about “feelings” and its purging of “high-action” reading material, from the rise of video gaming and schools’ unease with technology to the lack of male teachers as role models. But this passionate, clearheaded book isn’t an exercise in finger-pointing. Tyre, the mother of two sons, offers notes from the front lines—the testimony of teachers and other school officials who are trying new techniques to motivate boys to learn again, one classroom at a time. The Trouble with Boys gives parents, educators, and anyone concerned about the state of education a manifesto for change—one we must undertake right away lest school be-come, for millions of boys, unalterably a “girl thing.”

The Six

At that age you've reached your maximum brainpower but your minds are still adaptable. In addition to being highly intelligent, the volunteers must have strong, resilient personalities.” Dad sweeps his arm in a wide arc, gesturing at ...

The Six

Exchanging their bodies for machines, these teens will defy expectations, brave danger, and defend civilization. They are The Six. Adam's muscular dystrophy has stolen his mobility, his friends, and in less than a year it will take his life. Virtual reality games are Adam's only escape from his wheelchair. In his alternate world, he can defeat anyone. Running, jumping, scoring touchdowns: Adam is always the hero. Then an artificial intelligence program hacks into Adam's game. Created by Adam's computer-genius father, Sigma has gone rogue, threatening to kill Adam—and the entire human race. Their one chance to stop Sigma is using the technology Adam's dad developed to digitally preserve the mind of his dying son. Along with a select group of other terminally ill teens, Adam becomes one of the Six who have forfeited their failing bodies to inhabit weaponized robots. But with time running short, the Six must learn to manipulate their new mechanical forms and work together to train for epic combat...before Sigma destroys humanity. "Adam is an unusual hero—and he faces a frightening question: Computers can't kill-CAN they? I'm still shaken by the answer. Will the near-future really be this terrifying?"-R.L. Stine, bestselling author of the Fear Street series. Visit Mark at markalpert.com.