Time Annual 2013

Author: Kelly Knauer
Publisher: Time
ISBN: 9781618930200
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Surveys the principal events of 2012 in the United States and other countries, as well as developments in business, society, sports, and the arts, as seen in the pages of Time magazine.

Spring Forward

Author: Michael Downing
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 9781593760533
Format: PDF
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This history of Daylight Saving Time covers the century of confusion that swirls around this odd moment on the annual calendar.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 33 2013

Author: Jean-Marie Robine, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109950
Format: PDF
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Developed countries and certain regions of economically emerging nations have displaying a rapidly growing population of the oldest-oldónonagenarians, centenarians, and supercentenarians. As this trend continues, we must redirect some of our research on aging to the experience of advanced old age and discovering individual and community factors that improve the quality of life during this life stage. This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual provides a comprehensive discussion of the factors promoting healthy survival and/or ensuring a good quality of life for the oldest elderly. It features an international representation that includes Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, and North America. The Annual disseminates the most current research regarding this population and notes gaps in our knowledge. The book addresses ongoing demo-epidemiological changes regarding longevity, estimates of oldest-old populations, and prevalence of chronic and degenerative diseases, frailty, and old-age dependency. The meaning of healthy longevity as a theoretical concept is explored. Grounded in the fundamental issue of whether or not the prevalence of poor health or poor quality of life inevitably increases with age, recent research and ongoing studies from a variety of perspectives are presented from several nations. The book clarifies the known and hypothetical factors favoring healthy longevity, from genes to social integration. Additionally, chapters explore gender differences in age trajectories and changes over time. Special attention is given to the social and cognitive dimensions of healthy longevity. Key Features: Disseminates new scholarly research about a rapidly growing segment of the populationóthe oldest old Offers multidisciplinary and international perspectives about the factors that promote healthy survival and improve quality of life Addresses the social and cognitive dimensions of healthy longevity Provides important information regarding health care costs for this population Includes the research of seasoned and emerging scholars

The 12 Week Year

Author: Brian P. Moran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118616421
Format: PDF, ePub
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The guide to shortening your execution cycle down from one year to twelve weeks Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a twelve-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now. In the end more of the important stuff gets done and the impact on results is profound. Explains how to leverage the power of a 12 week year to drive improved results in any area of your life Offers a how-to book for both individuals and organizations seeking to improve their execution effectiveness Authors are leading experts on execution and implementation Turn your organization's idea of a year on its head, and speed your journey to success.

The Art of Non conformity

Author: Chris Guillebeau
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399536108
Format: PDF, ePub
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Encourages one to create an ideal life through hard work, drawing on the author's own story and the experiences of others to prove that this life plan can really work.

Economic Report of the President Transmitted to the Congress March 2014 Together with the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisors

Author: Council of Economic Advisers (U S )
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160923012
Format: PDF, Docs
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Contains the Economic Report of the President as transmitted to the Congress in March 2014," together with The Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers" and the Statistical Appendix," and includes many charts and graphs in full color.

Wild Ones

Author: Jon Mooallem
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0143125370
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Pop Up writer and contributor to several prestigious magazines tracks the dynamic relevance of America's animals throughout history to illuminate the current world's extinction threats, tracing his tour of environmental regions with his young daughter to trace the conservation efforts of such species as the polar bear and the whooping crane.

European Competition Law Annual 2013

Author: Philip Lowe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509900470
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume contains papers presented at the 18th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop. The papers examine means of balancing effective (public) competition law enforcement and the requirements of legitimate and accountable exercise of public authority. The authors address the design and performance of various enforcement tools at European and national levels, including sanctions and remedies but also distinctive instruments under Regulation 1/2003 (eg commitment procedures) and under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Article 106(3) when used as a basis for infringement procedures). From the perspective of legitimacy, reflections focus on the implications of fundamental rights standards and general principles of law for the EU's complex and quasi-federal enforcement architecture. Issues that may sometimes escape judicial scrutiny are also discussed, such as how agencies prioritise their activities, and how investigation responsibilities are distributed within the European Competition Network. Effectiveness and legitimacy are then considered in the context of public enforcement cooperation beyond the EU, where international organisations, regional cooperation and a range of formal and informal modes of governance prevail.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirtieth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250028043
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2013

Author: B.K. Wiederhold
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1614992827
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Technological advances have been responsible for many developments in the field of healthcare in recent years. One of the areas opened up by new technological possibilities is that of cybertherapy and telemedicine, which involves the use of computer and communications technology to provide improved health services that are sometimes qualitatively different from those provided in traditional in-person therapeutic experiences. This book, the Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine (ARCTT), covers a wide variety of topics of interest to the mental health, neuroscience and rehabilitation communities, presented in a carefully structured sequence. The book is divided into seven main parts. Following an editorial, the section entitled White Paper discusses critical issues for the future of the field. This is followed by sections containing critical reviews, evaluation studies, original research and clinical observations. Work in Progress, the last section, includes papers describing future research work. The book will be of interest to both health professionals and patients, and to anyone else interested in the continued improvement of healthcare systems.