The Age Of Longevity

Author: Rosalind C. Barnett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442255285
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With longer life spans, adult vigor can be extended well into the ninth decade of life. What does this mean for us as individuals and as a society? From re-imagining the workplace to rethinking marriage, sex, and social connections, this book examines how our institutions and attitudes must change to accommodate our new longer lives.

Ikigai

Author: Héctor García
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704555
Size: 34.90 MB
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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?

Leadership For Tomorrow

Author: Malcolm Groves
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785832972
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In Leadership for Tomorrow: Beyond the School Improvement Horizon Malcolm Groves, Andrew Hobbs, and John West-Burnham present a vision-led analysis of what needs to change if schools are really to equip children and young people to thrive in our ever-changing world.Continually adding improvements to existing models of schooling isn’t enough: we need a more radical reconceptualisation of schooling’s function and purpose. We need school leaders who can look beyond the horizon and lead on the strength of lessons learned from the here and now. In Leadership for Tomorrow Groves, Hobbs, and West-Burnham expertly examine what needs to change if we are to lead our schools beyond today’s limited school improvement horizon, and explore the nature of the change leadership which can make this happen. Rooted in the direct experience of innovative and successful school leaders, Leadership for Tomorrow presents a wide range of strategies and case studies that will enable and inspire leaders to future-proof their school improvement approach and to fashion better futures for the children and young people in their care. Furthermore, by sharing their research-informed insight into – and vision for – the evolving nature of education, the authors hope to encourage leaders to go further in building both their own and their school’s capacity to live, learn, and grow successfully. Split into three parts that interweave both theory and practice, Leadership for Tomorrow poses a number of questions throughout to stimulate thinking about current and emerging issues in education and argue that consequent responses will vary in different contexts. Part One sets out and justifies theoretically the principles and values that underpin the authors’ vision for education, and signposts the evidence which highlights the limitations of short-term thinking and the reasons for why it is destined to fail. In Part Two the authors focus on more practical matters by presenting case studies of five school leaders to examine their work through the lens of the four-quadrant Schools of Tomorrow Framework, which depicts the ‘beyond outstanding’ school as one that delivers highly effective family and community engagement and preparation for the future, as well as the highest levels of achievement and of well-being and involvement. Part Three then blends theory and practice with an in-depth analysis of what these leaders’ experiences can tell us about developing new understandings of leading change and school improvement for the future, which are at one and the same time values based and evidence informed. Leadership for Tomorrow is the result of nearly a decade of thinking, research, and observation of leadership practice which Groves, Hobbs, and West-Burnham have undertaken in a range of settings; the authors have written up some of this experience previously for Schools of Tomorrow (SoTo) – a small research and development group made up of school leaders working together to shape a better future for their schools. Whilst Leadership for Tomorrow is primarily focused on changes within the English educational system, the authors hope that the lessons derived from the book’s content will be of interest to leaders in other school systems too. Suitable for school leaders, those preparing for leadership, and those with an interest in leadership development and policy. Contents include: Part One: The Case for Change (1. Values and Principles; 2. Tensions and Contradictions; 3. A World of Change); Part Two: Towards Tomorrow (4. The Achievement Quadrant; 5. The Well-being Quadrant; 6. The Preparation for the Future Quadrant; 7. The Family and Community Engagement Quadrant); Part Three: Leading for Tomorrow Today (8. Understanding and Leading Change; 9. Connected Leadership; 10. Leading Oneself; Futureword).

100 Plus

Author: Sonia Arrison
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465027709
Size: 25.28 MB
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Humanity is on the cusp of an exciting longevity revolution. The first person to live to 150 years has probably already been born. What will your life look like when you live to be over 100? Will you be healthy? Will your marriage need a sunset clause? How long will you have to work? Will you finish one career at sixty-five only to go back to school to learn a new one? And then, will you be happily working for another sixty years? Maybe you’ll be a parent to a newborn and a grandparent at the same time. Will the world become overpopulated? And how will living longer affect your finances, your family life, and your views on religion and the afterlife? In 100 Plus, futurist Sonia Arrison takes us on an eye-opening journey to the future at our doorsteps, where science and technology are beginning to radically change life as we know it. She introduces us to the people transforming our lives: the brilliant scientists and genius inventors and the billionaires who fund their work. The astonishing advances to extend our lives—and good health—are almost here. In the very near future fresh organs for transplants will be grown in laboratories, cloned stem cells will bring previously unstoppable diseases to their knees, and living past 100 will be the rule, not the exception. Sonia Arrison brings over a decade of experience researching and writing about cutting-edge advances in science and technology to 100 Plus, painting a vivid picture of a future that only recently seemed like science fiction, but now is very real. 100 Plus is the first book to give readers a comprehensive understanding of how life-extending discoveries will change our social and economic worlds. This illuminating and indispensable text will help us navigate the thrilling journey of life beyond 100 years.

Homo Deus

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062464353
Size: 36.42 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

Live For Today

Author: Robert Montague
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1425119298
Size: 71.82 MB
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Experience a journey that will take you through four major aspects of Financial Planning as it comingles with personal Life Planning. You will see a focus on investment strategies and financial knowledge while helping you to understand the many aspects of personal finance, economics, estate & retirement planning. You will learn of our endless pursuits for material wealth and success at the expense of our health and well-being. Although the pursuit of wealth and success is an ingrained social and cultural phenomenon, sound advice and practical solutions are sprinkled throughout the book to help you manage these societal pressures. Goals and planning are a common thread throughout the book and you will be convinced of the power of the written plan as you move through the pages. Financial planning is not simply about buying a term deposit, stock or mutual fund, but a comprehensive process involving every aspect of your personal fincancial life. From the intital stage of Discovery through Knowledge, Planning and Development to Action, you will come to realize that it is not a one-time deal depositing money into a particular investment or setting up an insurance policy. It is an ongoing dynamic process that changes with your life stages and goals. If you were wondering what has caused the recent financial crisis of 2008, nearly collapsing the global economy, Montague explains why and how this happened. Economic fundamentals ultimalely determine corporate earnings which drive the stock markets up steep hills, over bumpy roads and sometimes right over a cliff. But, written in these pages are many rational investment strategies and conservative money management ideas that will help you to save and invest throughout your careers and retirement with a peace of mind. The component parts of the book are tied together by a philosophy of life that promotes a balanced and moderate life style that will result in peace of mind. I will show you that you have permission to make guilt free change for selfish reasons if needed, for your own self-preservation. Knowledge and developing a passion for learning versus the pursuit of wealth and success are alternate paths everyone should consider. In the end, you will discover the true secret, the truth has always been inside you, if you listen. The major theme is quite clear on the importance to Live For Today! Plan For Tomorrow.

Atlas Of The Prostate

Author: Reginald Bruskewitz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461565057
Size: 50.13 MB
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generated a plethora of well-controlled randomized trials to This second edition of the Atlas of the Prostate summarizes the current evaluation and treatment of prostatic diseases. Diseases of investigate nearly every facet of management. The individuals who conducted many of these clinical trials, which so precisely the prostate invariably affect men as they age into their sixth decade of life and beyond, and physicians who provide care for inform us as to the efficacy of these treatments, are in many older men invariably devote a greater portion of their clinical instances authors in this Atlas. attention to the prostate. This Atlas conveys important information Prostate cancer management has likewise been an area of inno to practicing clinicians using figures, images, tables, and algo vation and change in practice patterns. The emergence of rithms in a most artful rendition. The contributors are practicing brachytherapy with seed implantation of the prostate, new strate clinicians, and they have produced a clear and concise review of gies for androgen manipulation of advanced prostatic cancer, and prostatic diseases. The format emphasizes figures and tables over further attempts to identify effective chemotherapeutic agents are some of the advances in prostate cancer management seen in the text to accurately and quickly provide the pertinent thoughts regarding prostatic disease management for the busy clinician. past one to two decades.