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Memory Tips & Tricks: The Book of Proven Techniques for Lasting Memory Improvement
Memory Tips & Tricks: The Book of Proven Techniques for Lasting Memory Improvement
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enhancing your memory capacity, April 23, 2014
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Developed by experts, this book provides memory tools, tips and techniques for strengthening your brain and memory capacity. Research indicates creating memorable images in your mind and a willingness to invest your time aids in retaining more information. Understanding how your brain works, what is stored and accessed is presented in three perspectives: medical, psychological, and scientific. You are provided with six important tools that form the foundation of memory improvement.
Through the use of a series of short tests, provided in the book, you can determine your memory span. Methods for improving your memory are also discussed. Additionally, a list of outside forces that inhibit brain and memory activity are provided as well as nutrients that boost memory. So set aside some time to test your brain and memory capacity.


The Quick & Easy DASH Diet Cookbook: 77 DASH Diet Recipes Made in Minutes
The Quick & Easy DASH Diet Cookbook: 77 DASH Diet Recipes Made in Minutes
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4.0 out of 5 stars 30 Minute Recipes that Lower Your Blood Pressure, February 23, 2014
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DASH, which stands for ‘Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension’, was created specifically to treat or prevent high blood pressure. In addition to lowering your cholesterol, it aids in reducing / preventing other diseases as well. The diet promotes low-sodium eating habits. By limiting overall fat, saturated fat, sugar and other caloric sweetners, you are encouraged to eat a wide variety of healthy foods including fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains and lean proteins.

Everything in explained in simple “layman” terms and provides advice for incorporating the DASH diet into your lifestyle. There are 77 quick and easy recipes that comply with the DASH diet guidelines and can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Each recipe uses easy to find, affordable ingredients and standard kitchen equipment. “How-To” tools are provided to assist with shopping for the appropriate ingredients as well has how to cook with less sodium. These small changes can greatly impact your blood pressure, cholesterol levels as well as your general health.


The Quick & Easy Paleo Cookbook: 77 Paleo Diet Recipes Made in Minutes
The Quick & Easy Paleo Cookbook: 77 Paleo Diet Recipes Made in Minutes
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4.0 out of 5 stars Paleo - Quick and Easy, January 20, 2014
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The Paleo diet is based on the premise that our bodies cannot tolerate modern day foods. Paleo followers focus on optimizing their health while minimizing diseases. This book provides detailed information providing guidance and helpful tips to gradually incorporate the Paleo diet.

With more than seventy recipes divided into sections: breakfast; appetizers and snacks; soups and salads; entrees; and desserts; provide quick and easy instructions for preparing and enjoying the Paleo diet. Using ingredients that are both affordable and commonly available, all recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Additional information is provided to help you plan ahead, develop a shopping list, and quick tips for preparing your meals. Transitioning to a new diet can be stressful, let this book ease this change.


Paleo for Beginners: The Guide to Getting Started
Paleo for Beginners: The Guide to Getting Started
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Caveman's Diet, January 7, 2014
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Founded on the premise of our ancestors and their healthier diets, the Paleo diet mimics the “caveman’s” dietary habits. Using modern equivalents, this diet is based on the theory that the human body has not yet adapted to grain-based nourishment. Grains contain gluten which leads to a variety of diseases. The idea of this diet is to eliminate all processed foods, grains, processed sugars, oils and dairy products from your diet. Foods on the diet include: meats, fish, seafood; eggs and veggies; fruits; healthy fats; nuts and seeds.
Ideas on how to transform your kitchen and pantry; use of tools and equipment to enhance your recipes; as well as maintaining your diet at work, home and eating out are included. Detailed meal plans guide you through a gradual transition. “Ten Steps” guide you through the switch to this diet and make it successful along with a questionnaire to help you analyze and decide your relationship with food.
By seeking a reverse evolution diet standard, you can choose to pursue a diet that aids in better nutrition and reduces risk of diseases current plaguing our modern society. This book is a detailed guide to achieving your Paleolithic diet.


Vegan Cookbook for Beginners: The Essential Vegan Cookbook To Get Started
Vegan Cookbook for Beginners: The Essential Vegan Cookbook To Get Started
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5.0 out of 5 stars “To Vegan or Not to Vegan”, November 18, 2013
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Vegans follow much of the same dietary rules as a vegetarian with the addition of fully eliminating all animal products from their diet. Many of the benefits of this lifestyle are associated with a healthier diet, concern for the environment, the inhuman treatment of animals and religious beliefs. This lifestyle has been linked to significant health benefits including nutritional, disease-prevention, and physical aspects based on the consumption of plant-based foods.

Over 150 recipes by health and food experts include detailed explanations are provided. Checklists for cleaning out your kitchen and shopping lists aid in transforming your kitchen into a vegan-friendly environment. Tips for a successful transition by making gradual changes to your diet are also provided. Daily menus with easy to follow recipes ensures your body has time to adjust to these new changes.

Whether you choose this new lifestyle based on the nutritional or health benefits, or as a means to reduce your risk for a chronic disease, this book provides the motivational tools to start and begin your vegan transition.


Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown (30 Minute Expert Summary)
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown (30 Minute Expert Summary)

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blame vs. shame, January 10, 2013
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People will avoid things that make them vulnerable. This is not a sign of weakness but a human emotion to protect oneself. So we become more self-centered and shelter ourselves to in an effort to evade that which makes us exposed. Brene Brown introduces a Wholeheartedness approach in her book entitled, Daring Greatly. She stresses concepts to become a wholehearted person by understanding the love and connection of the individual person and that the idea of life is having the courage to enter a new arena and engage with life.

People today want to meet societal expectations and are driven by shame and fear to reach their goals. Shame is a common human emotion and is driven by the fear of being disconnected from everyone else. Blame comes into place as we tend to point fingers at other people when things do not go according to our plan. Ms. Brown encourages engagement and feedback to address people's vulnerability and exposure.

The summarized version of her book focuses on understanding the gap that exists between the values that people aspire and the values that they actually put into practice. Her concepts provide guidelines, examples, and suggestions on how to recognize your vulnerabilities. This 30 minute excerpt provides chapter summaries, key concepts, myths related to vulnerabilities, and steps to developing a "Wholeheartedness" lifestyle.
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Summary: The 4 Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (30 Minute Expert Summaries Book 8)
Summary: The 4 Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (30 Minute Expert Summaries Book 8)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Work Less, Live More, December 19, 2012
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Every working adult in the United States has followed the standard work ethic plan: Focus on years of timeless work in order to save for retirement. Stay on the safe side and you will fulfill your dreams. This is the American dream. Not according to Timothy Ferris. His book, Four Hour Work Week redefines how people re-evaluate the way they work. By changing and adopting new rules, his "New Rich" concept establishes a new, more improved, work ethic. The introduction of what he calls "mini-retirements" creates a goal-oriented strategy whereby people are awarded for reaching specific short term goals. By managing your productivity, facing the fears of unhappiness and uncertainty, recognizing power and opportunity by setting unreasonable goals, and reaching outside your comfort zone, people are able to take time to enjoy life.
The summarized version of his book centers on creating freedom by automating your income. He provides guidelines and recommendations on how to streamline the amount of information you process on a daily basis and for crafting a work place environment that is conducive to creating a lifestyle that encourages more time and mobility. This 30 minute manual provides proven examples of how this plan works, chapter summaries, and recommended reading material for developing your own personal "New Rich" way of life.


How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough (30 Minute Expert Summary)
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough (30 Minute Expert Summary)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Character builds success, December 3, 2012
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Researchers and educators are learning that academics is not the only factor for success. Character is one of the most reliable predictors of future outcomes. Children must learn to overcome obstacles and deal with failure in order to be successful. They need to be introduced to tools that provide them with the skills and abilities to handle stress and manage emotions; behaviors that can be changed. Challenging them to use critical thinking skills for problem solving, character building, enhance intelligence, and behavior modification creates internal rules when faced with life's obstacles. Paul Tough's book: How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character offers insight as to what parents, teachers, families, and the community can do the enhance and promote our children's success.

This 30 minute guide provides inspirational examples, chapter summaries, key points, and a conclusion which challenges each of us to dig deep and evaluate our own character and how we might change the educational reform movement.


Wheat Belly by William Davis (30 Minute Health Summary)
Wheat Belly by William Davis (30 Minute Health Summary)

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wheat Free Lifestyle, November 29, 2012
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Nutritional experts over the years have advised us to eat more whole grain foods as part of a healthy diet which in turn promotes a healthier lifestyle. Research shows that wheat is a major cause of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity as it increases the body's blood sugar level. This quick guide provides a summary of a wheat-free diet plan, rationale for removing wheat from your diet and offers both medical advice and tips to the reader in an effort to decrease and eventually remove wheat from their diet. These methods are based on Dr. Davis's best selling books: Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health.
Designed as a quick read, this shortened format, key points, and a brief summary of each chapter offer the reader all appropriate information needed to develop and maintain a wheat-free diet in less than an hour.


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