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February 16, 2011

Coffee: Grounds for Debate (Philosophy for Everyone)

The world consumes 500 billion cups of coffee per year. Caffeine is one of the most widely taken psychoactive drugs on earth, and coffee is its foremost delivery system. Coffee: Grounds for Debate (March 2011) asks how and why we have come to prefer the infused beverage as one of our most popular drinks and how our chief indulgence and symbol of “the good life” has become a source of full-bodied ethical, aesthetic, and environmental philosophical debate. 

February 16, 2011

Female Topics Encourage Girls to Study Science

Girls are more interested in studying science if topics are presented in a female friendly way

February 16, 2011

Innovative Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Shows Promise for Returning Troops

TACOMA, WA —February 16, 2011— An article published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress is one of the first to provide evidence of the effectiveness of exposure therapy with active duty military service members suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study shows that virtual reality exposure therapy resulted in significant reductions in PTSD symptoms after an average of seven treatment sessions. Additionally, 62 % of patients reported clinically meaningful, reliable change in PTSD symptoms.

February 10, 2011

The Asian Dilemma: Asia’s path of economic growth could rewrite our planet’s future

A new and provocative approach to capitalism, economics and the way that Asia will shape both  its own future and that of the world in the 21 century. Consuptionomics is a timely examination of the need for Asia to challenge the conventional wisdom about markets and economic growth as promoted by the West. It suggest that Asian governments will need to impose constraints on the future of consumption lead growth and that the role of the state will be crucial in this regard.

February 01, 2011

Arranged Unions and Distrust: The Influence of Parental Choice on Mate Guarding

Groningen, The Netherlands —February 1, 2011— Mate guarding is classified as excessive or unwarranted jealous or protective behavior towards a spouse or mate. This is common among many different species and can be useful to defend territory, guarantee paternity, or prevent disease. The authors of a new study published in Personal Relationships have discovered that this behavior is more common in societies which practice arranged marriages or in cultures that place a high value on parental influence in the choice of mate for their children. Furthermore, the authors comment on the fact that mate guarding is not an exclusively male phenomenon, and women can be just as forceful in protecting their monogamous relationships.

January 25, 2011

"WE" Reveals Reasons Behind Record-Breaking Employee Dissatisfaction

Data-Rich 'We' Calls for Deeper Engagement from Companies and Individuals

January 24, 2011

Socially ADDept

Socially ADDept is an easy-to-follow program that helps teachers and parents teach special needs children basic social skills. The book covers everything from body language and being a good listener to joining an ongoing group and dealing with teasing. Unlike other social skills programs, Giler’s approach teaches children to see themselves as others do, demonstrating clearly what they need to do to "fit in."

January 14, 2011

The Science of ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

"This is an accessible and sane account of our knowledge about ADHD. The combination of personal experience and scientific understanding make it an attractive and helpful account for all those wanting to learn.”—Professor Eric Taylor, Kings College London Institute of Psychiatry, UK

January 03, 2011

The New Financial Deal

In The New Financial Deal, Skeel analyses each of the main components of the Dodd-Frank Act, explaining how they will work and showing that the new regulatory framework depends on precisely the qualities that Americans found so offensive about the bailouts of 2008: special treatment of the largest financial institutions and ad hoc intervention in the event of trouble.  

December 16, 2010

CAPITAL OFFENSE: How Washington’s Wise Men Turned America’s Future Over To Wall Street

According to conventional wisdom, if the economy is not in full recovery by the fall, President Obama will sacrifice one of his high-ranking economic advisors, most likely Tim Geithner.  However, not only is he more likely to send National Economic Council head Larry Summers on permanent vacation, it's far past time for Obama to abandon the ideology they both represent.

December 13, 2010

Book Reveals, Prevents, The Art of Human Hacking

“Chris Hadnagy has penned the ultimate text on social engineering. Meticulously researched and teeming with practical applications, this brilliant book offers solutions to very real problems and ever-present dangers to your business - and even to yourself. Truly groundbreaking.” -Kevin Hogan, author of The Science of Influence: How to Get Anyone to Say ‘Yes’ in 8 Minutes or Less

December 13, 2010

The Global Debt Trap

The great debt crisis of recent years, prematurely declared “dead and buried” by government leaders on both sides of the Atlantic, has suddenly returned to haunt those same leaders where it hurts them the most—in their own sovereign debts. Thus, Claus Vogt and Ronald Leuchel’s book, The Global Debt Trap: How to Escape Danger and Build A Fortune, with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Martin D. Weiss, could not be more timely. In it, the authors explain what’s most likely to happen next and what the average investor-citizen can do—not only to survive the debt crisis but to actually use it to grow wealth. 

December 09, 2010

Barbarians of Wealth

The Huns, The Vikings, Charlemagne, Genghis Khan. These groups and individuals are infamous for changing history and for the methods they used to force their rule on dozens of provinces and territories. Their names are also associated with the suffering of millions and the lavish lives they lived as a result of their conquests. Sandy Franks and Sara Nunnally’s new book Barbarians of Wealth: Protecting Yourself from Today’s Financial Attilas demonstrates how these historic predators are not so different from the financial barbarian of current times, which include now historic names such as Goldman Sachs, AIG, Alan Greenspan and the U.S. banking industry, including the Federal Reserve.

December 09, 2010

Care for Minority Patients at Veterans Affairs Hospitals Highly Concentrated

A new study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality reveals that care for minority patients is highly concentrated among a small number of providers in both the private sector and among hospitals in the Veterans Affairs healthcare system.

December 08, 2010

ABOUT YOU: Fully Human, Fully Alive

Salvation is not about going to heaven when we die, it is about a full and abundant life now. In ABOUT YOU, readers will discover what it means to be fully human, fully alive, fully in tune with God.

December 08, 2010

Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life

Dr. Carson is the first researcher to frame creativity as a set of neurological functions and says that the basic properties of neuroplasticity – the physiological ability our brains have to repair,regenerate and reorganize – enable Based on scientific findings from studies involving brain imaging, neuropsychological testingand interviews with hundreds of highly creative individuals (family members not included!)


December 07, 2010

Are All Movie Viewing Experiences Enjoyable? Watching with the Parents and Other Scenarios of Emotional Distress

A new study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology shows that all of that squirming and averting of eyes is normal, especially when you are accompanied by your parents. The authors of the study assert that not all movie-watching experiences are enjoyable or positive. Some movies make us feel downright uncomfortable or disturbed in their content and delivery, while others are inspirational, touching, or have us rolling on the floor. However, your movie watching companion also determine how much you will enjoy a particular film; this includes your parents, your first date, or someone you do not know very well.

December 06, 2010

Fires in the Mind

A youth perspective on motivation and success

November 18, 2010

Racial Profiling To Limit Terror Attacks Is Fundamentally Flawed

In the Significance paper Press, based in the departments of Computer Science and Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, takes a thorough mathematical and statistical view of the process that underlies racial profiling, and concludes that some forms of racial profiling may even result in a smaller chance of detaining a terrorist than carefully conducted standard sampling.