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'I am convinced that the fortunate individuals who achieve the most in life are invariably activated by enthusiasm.' -Norman Vincent Peale If you have a tough time coping with life's disturbances, disappointments, and challenges, this book is for you. Dr. Peale offers a simple, sure-fire solution for stress: a healthy dose of enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the magic ingredient that can make the difference between success and failure, and it can help you to: improve your problem-solving abilities; overcome your fears; sharpen your mind; make your job more rewarding; calm your tensions; build self-confidence; and kindle the powerful motivation that makes things happen.Show more
Get ready for interview success Programming jobs are on the rise, and the field is predicted to keep growing, fast. Landing one of these lucrative and rewarding jobs requires more than just being a good programmer. Programming Interviews For Dummies explains the skills and knowledge you need to ace the programming interview. Interviews for software development jobs and other programming positions are unique. Not only must candidates demonstrate technical savvy, they must also show that they're equipped to be a productive member of programming teams and ready to start solving problems from day one. This book demystifies both sides of the process, offering tips and techniques to help candidates and interviewers alike. It will enable you to: prepare for the most common interview questions; understand what employers are looking for; develop the skills to impress non-technical interviewers; learn how to assess candidates for programming roles; and prove that you (or your new hires) can be productive from day one. Programming Interviews For Dummies gives listeners a clear view of both sides of the process, so prospective coders and interviewers alike will learn to ace the interview.Show more
Many people claim they would rather be diagnosed with cancer than dementia or Alzheimer's. What they may not realize is that decreased or impaired brain function is not a foregone conclusion as we get older. Our own lifestyle choices and habits can have a significant impact-for good or ill-on our brains. And that means there's hope. Drawing from the latest medical research, Dr. Richard Furman helps listeners understand brain health and shows them how to make three powerful lifestyle changes that can help decrease the probability of developing dementia or Alzheimer's. He explains how eating the right foods, exercising, and sustaining an ideal weight can dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing brain disorders in the first place, and even how those habits can slow the progression of dementia in someone who has already received a diagnosis.Show more
'If you want to live in this tough world and still have some real faith and optimism, this book is for you.' -Norman Vincent Peale The many ills of the modern world can be debilitating. With so much seemingly senseless violence, pain, and destruction, we need a lot of inner strength to overcome cynicism and despair-and to remain hopeful about the future. With Dr. Peale's careful guidance, you can achieve happiness and security by learning how to: conquer your fear; free yourself of guilty feelings; live well and prosper, personally and professionally; become physically healthy-the natural way; stay enthusiastic even in poor circumstances; tackle problems hopefully and creatively; and harness the power of prayer.Show more
Despite the dominance of science in today's world, superstitious beliefs-both traditional and new-remain surprisingly popular. A recent survey of adults in the United States found that thirty-three percent believed that finding a penny was good luck, and twenty-three percent believed that the number seven was lucky. Where did these superstitions come from, and why do they persist today? Superstition: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature and surprising history of superstition from antiquity to the present. For two millennia, superstition was a label derisively applied to foreign religions and unacceptable religious practices, and its primary purpose was used to separate groups and assert religious and social authority. After the Enlightenment, the superstition label was still used to define groups, but the new dividing line was between reason and unreason. Today, despite our apparent sophistication and technological advances, superstitious belief and behavior remain widespread, and highly educated people are not immune. Stuart Vyse takes an exciting look at the varieties of popular superstitious beliefs today and the psychological reasons behind their continued existence, as well as the likely future course of superstition in our increasingly connected world.Show more