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About Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books.
In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
She serves on numerous boards, including The Center for Public Integrity and The Committee to Protect Journalists.
Her book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Her 15th book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night At A Time, on the science, history and mystery of sleep, will be published on April 5, 2016.
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Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye--the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group--one of the fastest growing media companies in the world--celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like?
As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success--money and power--has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward.
In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg--a third metric for defining success--to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes--they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh.
In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters--of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.
We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, with profound consequences to our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What we need is nothing short of a sleep revolution: only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.
In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream. She takes on the sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.
The result is a sweeping, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles, from the history of sleep, to the role of dreams in our lives, to the consequences of sleep deprivation, and the new golden age of sleep science that reveals the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health--from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s.
In today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually-harried and sleep-deprived world, our need for a good night’s sleep is more important--and elusive--than ever. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities, and our world.
Observing that her own teenage daughters were beginning to experience some of the same fears that had once burdened her
-- How attractive am I? Do people like me? Do I dare speak up? --
Arianna Huffington was compelled to look at the subject and impact of fear. In stories drawn from her own experiences and with contributions from Nora Ephron, Diane Keaton and many others, she points toward the moments of extraordinary strength, courage, and resilience that result from confronting and overcoming fear.
Her book shows us how to become bold from the inside out: from feeling comfortable in our own skin, to getting what we want in love and at work, to changing the world.
The scathing and insightful New York Times bestseller, now updated to include the current economic crisis
Pigs at the Trough is Arianna Huffington’s eerily prescient exposé of the financial meltdown–and the flagrant greed that triggered it. Once again, Huffington takes on the nexus of corporate highfliers, lobbyists, and Washington insiders who have created and zealously protected a culture of corruption in America. Hearkening back to the days of Enron and WorldCom, she draws a line connecting those accounting frauds to the much larger and more sophisticated corruption that drove the latest financial crisis.
The list of new culprits is long, and in this updated version of Pigs at the Trough, Huffington calls them out–including AIG, Citigroup, and Merrill Lynch–and asks the probing questions of how things went so wrong and how we can rebuild our free market capitalist system on a sounder moral foundation.
Wickedly amusing yet powerfully indicting, Pigs at the Trough will once again stir up heated discussion among Americans outraged by the bailout of corporate swine.
“With a passion for the truth and an eye for detail, Arianna Huffington reports on the hijacking of democracy. Read it and weep–then head for the barricades.”–Bill Moyers
“Huffington indicts with precision, verve, and sparkling wit.” –Barbara Ehrenreich
“Arianna Huffington makes an appealing and compelling argument for the repeal of human nature–that part of it that indulges savage, unconscionable, and despicable greed.” –Walter Cronkite
The evidence is all around us:
Our industrial base is vanishing, taking with it the kind of jobs that have formed the backbone of our economy for more than a century; our education system is in shambles, making it harder for tomorrow’s workforce to acquire the information and training it needs to land good twenty-first century jobs; our infrastructure—our roads, our bridges, our sewage and water, our transportation and electrical systems—is crumbling; our economic system has been reduced to recurring episodes of Corporations Gone Wild; our political system is broken, in thrall to a small financial elite using the power of the checkbook to control both parties.
And America’s middle class, the driver of so much of our economic success and political stability, is rapidly disappearing, forcing us to confront the fear that we are slipping as a nation – that our children and grandchildren will enjoy fewer opportunities and face a lower standard of living than we did.
It’s the dark flipside of the American Dream – an American Nightmare of our own making.
Arianna Huffington, who, with the must-read Huffington Post, has her finger on the pulse of America, unflinchingly tracks the gradual demise of America as an industrial, political, and economic leader. In the vein of her fiery bestseller Pigs at the Trough, Third World America points fingers, names names, and details who’s killing the American Dream.
Finally, calling on the can-do attitude that is part of America’s DNA, Huffington shows precisely what we need to do to stop our freefall and keep America from turning into a third world nation.
Third World America is a must-read for anyone disturbed by our country’s steady descent from 20th century superpower to backwater banana republic.
En esta era de aceleración y conexión permanente, de permanentes prisas y agobios, disfrutar de un sueño reparador es más difícil y necesario que nunca. "La revolución del sueño" enciende una luz de alerta en nuestro mundo insomne y nos muestra el camino de una toma de conciencia con la que transformaremos nuestra vida, nuestra sociedad y nuestro mundo.
Este libro aborda todas las facetas del sueño: el insomnio, el sueño crónico y el cansancio crónico, los medicamentos, la hora de irse a la cama, la ingesta de café, el jet-lag, el sueño en la carretera y en el trabajo, el sueño y el rendimiento deportivo, el sueño y la tecnología y ¡la siesta!
En La vida plena Arianna Huffington argumenta de forma apasionada y persuasiva la necesidad de redefinir lo que significa tener éxito en el mundo actual.
«Mientras el mundo nos ofrece señales luminosas e insistentes que nos incitan a ganar más dinero y escalar más alto en la pirámide, apenas existen aquellas que nos recuerden que debemos estar conectados a la esencia de lo que somos, que hemos de cuidarnos a lo largo del camino, que debemos relacionarnos los unos con los otros, que tenemos que parar y asombrarnos, y conectar con ese lugar donde todo es posible.
Buscad vuestro punto de apoyo, vuestro lugar de sabiduría, paz y fuerza. Y desde ese espacio, rehaced el mundo a vuestro gusto, de acuerdo con vuestra definición de éxito, para que podamos desarrollarnos y vivir nuestra vida con más gracia, más alegría, más compasión, más gratitud, y sí, más amor. ¡Hacia delante, hacia arriba, y hacia el interior!»
Arianna Huffington, de La vida plena
«En La vida plena Arianna nos invita a conectar con quienes somos en realidad para que de este modo podamos vivir bajo nuestros propios designios. Desde la importancia de dormir hasta la necesitad de escuchar nuestra voz interior como vías para gestionar las diferentes crisis que a diario experimentamos, este libro traza para cada uno de nosotros un sendero que nos invita a mirar en nuestro interior y a convertir nuestra vida en una experiencia auténtica y plena».
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO y autora de Lean In
Fans of The Daily Show will appreciate this timely collection of satirical essays by counterculture icon Paul Krassner.
With irreverence and an often X-rated wit, Krassner writes with a unique perspective on comedy and obscenity in politics and culture, from "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banners to scenes cut out of movies including Borat and Milk.
In his essay "Don Imus Meets Michael Richards," Krassner examines racism in comdey, from Lenny Bruce to Dave Chapelle, on The Sarah Silverman Snow and Curb Your Enthusiasm and in controversial comic strips like The Bookdocks. In his piece "The Great Muhammad Cartoon Controversy," he looks at free speech and self-censorship in the face of threats—real and perceived—from religious fundamentalists. Throughout, Krassner riffs about busted public figures, counterculture, free speech, late-night talk shows, censorship, sex and the current state of satire.
"These are times of repression," says Krassner, "and the more repression there is, the more there is for irreverence toward those in authority."
Paul Krassner is an author, journalist, stand-up comedian and founder of the freethought magazine the Realist, which he published from 1958 to 2001. He was a co-founder of the Yippies and a member of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters. He received an Upton Sinclair Award for dedication to freedom of expression. Krassner was a close friend of Lenny Bruce and the editor of Bruce's autobiography, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People. A prolific writer, his articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, Playboy and many other venues. He has been a guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and writes regularly for High Times, Adult Video News and Huffington Post.
Nous ne nous en apercevons même plus, mais nous souffrons d’une carence. Pour les uns, elle est légère, pour les autres, déjà profonde. Nous souffrons tous du manque de sommeil. Nous pensons que ce manque est un état normal, le nôtre : fatigue, mauvaise humeur. Vraiment ?
A vivre pleinement des existences hyperactives, nous avons eu trop tendance à sacrifier le sommeil. Sa durée et sa qualité sont toujours plus menacés et réduits par nos addictions aux somnifères et aux écrans. Sans sommeil, tout se dérègle. Obésité, diabète, dépression, burn-out, les maladies se multiplient…
Nous traversons une grave crise de privation, dont les effets sont dévastateurs sur notre santé physique et morale, notre épanouissement, nos capacités de travail, nos décisions, nos relations sociales, et même nos amours.
Arianna Huffington explore le sommeil sous tous ses angles. Elle nous dévoile que nous sommes entrés dans l’âge d’or de la science du sommeil. Sans délai, nous pouvons tirer profit pour nous-mêmes de toutes les connaissances accumulées récemment, qu’elles concernent nos compétences cognitives ou nos performances physiques après de longues nuits, ou l’entretien de notre cerveau et de notre corps pendant que nous dormons.
Le sommeil ne doit plus être une variable d’ajustement dans notre vie.
Nous pouvons tous retrouver le sommeil réparateur. Nous ne nous en porterons que mieux.
Si nous optons pour les bonnes pratiques, nous pouvons retrouver le plaisir de dormir et de nous lever en forme, prêts pour chaque nouvelle journée.