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A Walk With Purpose: Memoir of a Bioentrepreneur
by Michael D. Becker

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English

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April 27, 2017

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A Walk With Purpose chronicles Becker's career path from an investment advisor to chief executive officer of an oncology-focused biotechnology company, and finally into a terminal cancer patient confronting his own mortality. It is a memoir about both his life and illness, battling stage 4 head and neck cancer. He was diagnosed in late 2015.
The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA
by Julian Martin

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English

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April 27, 2017

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The author, an eighth generation West Virginian, visited the Soviet Union on his way home from the Peace Corps. Back home in West Virginia he moved to Lincoln County and parlayed a chemical engineering degree into a teaching position. For twenty-two years he taught high school physical science, chemistry and physics in a rural Lincoln County school. In those twenty-two years he experienced frightening similarities between the Soviet Union and corrupt Lincoln County politics. During that time, six public officials were sentenced to prison for vote fraud. And those are just the ones that were caught. <br /><br />To discredit opponents of mountain top removal strip mining, an out of state coal operator claimed that Lincoln County had been infiltrated by communists. Those were the days before terrorists had replaced communists as the worst of enemies. <br /><br />There was the brutality of the state police and one memorable bloody, mid-night walk down Main Street. "A sudden bright flash to my right. Red bricks reeled up. People screamed. Light came between moving legs. I was strangely calm for thinking they were going to stomp me to death." <br /><br />Despite attempts by politicians to fire him, the author had a wonderful time living and teaching in Lincoln County. Experiences in the Peace Corps and Lincoln County taught him that there are genes for intelligence, art, and athleticism regardless of socio-economic or racial differences. His classes involved hands-on activities, live demonstrations, discussions, debates and no boring lectures. He witnessed his students discover the first amendment and actually heard a chorus of "Oh no!" when the bell rang to end a class. <br />A student wrote that, "Thanks to you I'm the cynical, liberal, nut job that I am today." <br /><br />Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories, also by Julian Martin, can be purchased on Amazon.com.
Princess Louise Another Fishing Story from The Grand Cascapedia ...
by Mary Robertson

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English

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April 28, 2017

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The Grand Cascapedia River is one of the world's most famous Atlantic salmon fishing destinations for it has all the ingredients to take one on an unforgettable adventure. <br /><br />​If it could talk, it would tell a thousand tales about the lives of the people who came to experience salmon fishing on its waters and about those who lived along its banks. It would brag about the largest salmon taken from its waters and of the rich and famous that escaped their busy lives to find a sense of peace and balance in the hidden forests of the Cascapedia Valley.<br /><br />And yes it would tell us the story of a real Princess who fished its waters. <br /><br />Louise was born a princess to Queen Victoria of England, one of the most formidable women of history She was blessed with beauty, intelligence and position. Louise was a strong, independent woman of artistic temperament and exquisite taste. Although controversial at times, she could never be faulted for hypocrisy or lack of human compassion. <br />This was the cover story for the Classic Angling Magazine in England. Louise can be best described as a gentle rebel, an artist and the most famous angler to have fished the Grand Cascapedia River, despite the fact that she was a woman in a sport dominated by men.
I'm Still Here: From Heart Failure to Heart of a Champion
by Johnnie Davis

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April 27, 2017

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<p><i>His message is clear, personal, and powerful…Johnnie serves as an example of possibility, a model for transformation, and a grateful soldier of truth. Enjoy and grow</i>.—Rod Hairston, author of <i>Are You Up for the Challenge</i></p><br /><br /><p>Johnnie C. Davis Jr. truly thought he was going to die. A devastating medical diagnosis forced the businessman and husband to think back on his life and all the things he wanted for his future. </p><br /><br /><p>Davis didn’t die. He refused to. Instead, he used a traumatic illness as motivation for leading a better life and finding his purpose. </p><br /><br /><p>In this inspirational memoir, Davis recounts the events leading up to his diagnosis and the steps he has taken to regain his confidence and his stability. It is his wife, Rachel, who has been his guide and support through the most difficult moments of his life. Davis celebrates their relationship and the strength it gave him to keep pushing toward success. </p><br /><br /><p>Davis doesn’t just intend to share his own success story but to inspire you to create your own! He imparts the wisdom he collected during his long convalescence to empower you to stop letting fear, anxiety, or uncertainty hold you back.</p>
Une expérience vécue : réussir en aidant les autres: Prélimin...
by Elen Brig KORIDWEN

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French

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April 28, 2017

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Le contexte actuel très politisé, qui risque de brouiller mon message, me fait hésiter depuis plusieurs mois à publier le premier volet de ce témoignage écrit dans les années 2000. Mais je crains que la situation ne s'arrange pas du tout dans les mois à venir, et après tout, je ne fais que parler d'espoir : cela ne peut pas nuire, aujourd'hui moins que jamais. Je suis d'ailleurs prête à débattre si nécessaire ; pas de politique, très peu pour moi ! mais de l'humain, tout simplement, et de solidarité. <br />Si pour vous l'entreprise n'est pas un gros mot, ni réussir un passe-temps pour pervers, peut-être le récit de cette aventure assez originale vous intéressera-t-il. Comme toujours, votre avis, lui, m'intéressera !
A Short History of Elon Musk: The genius billionaire's pursuit of...
by Shrewdhippo Digests

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English

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April 28, 2017

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A household name, Elon Musk seems to defy all odds with every one of his ventures from Paypal, SpaceX. SolarCity, Tesla and Neuralink. A master visionary bent on making each of his initiatives a major milestone in human innovation.<br /><br />The digest captures Musk’s story from childhood to the genius he is today, with special insights into his life and mindset and the sometimes very personal decisions he has made in his pursuit of relentless innovation, invention and changing the goal post of humankind’s mastery of the world.<br /><br />This digest is a biographical account of the innovator, businessman and the modern day version of a 21st century Einstein.<br />
Life Changing Paramedic Stories: 12 Amazing Stories That Will Cha...
by Dion Siluch

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English

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April 27, 2017

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to save a life? In his book, Life Changing Paramedic Stories, Dion talks about 12 life changing experiences while working as a Canadian Paramedic. From paranoid schizophrenic psychopaths driving 140km/hr into a rock wall to a life changing incident that will make a grown man cry, Dion covers it all. <br /><br />The stories that he typically share will make people cry, laugh, get inspired, get angry, feel sick and feel loved, sometimes all at the same time.<br /><br />This book has inspired people to take a deeper look into what really matters. How life can so quickly be taken away and the appreciation for the simple things in life can bring long lasting joy.
Tales from a Mountain City: A Vietnam War memoir
by Quynh Dao

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English

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April 30, 2017

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<p>Tales from a Mountain City is a blend of history and memoir told by a young Vietnamese girl growing up during the last years of the war and the communist regime. This is a poignant account of the innocence of a child, the innocence of a people, shattered again and again by the cruel tides of power and dogma, clinging tenaciously to their traditions, their home provinces, their hometowns, until the sheer pervasiveness of a communist value system drives them to suicide or exile. Indirectly, this story raises many questions on nationalism and qualities of power, freedom and independence, human rights and human nature.</p>
From PTSD to PTG: A Firefighter's (My) Journey After a Multiple L...
by Dr. David Griffin

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English

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April 27, 2017

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has increasingly affected individuals all over the world. So, how do we mitigate this growing problem? Posttraumatic Growth, (PTG). <br /><br />PTG is defined as a phenomenon where a person becomes stronger and creates a more meaningful life in the wake of tragedy or trauma. David suffered from PTSD after his involvement as the first due engineer on a multiple line of duty death incident in Charleston, South Carolina where nine firefighters perished. He delved into a life of alcohol and prescription drug abuse, mixed martial arts fighting to quell his anger, erratic behavior, sleeve tattoos, depression, survivors guilt, and anxiety. <br />Join David on his journey from the point to where he almost lost his life, all the way to where he is today as an international speaker, author, instructor, and captain in the fire service. Learn from someone who actually experienced a traumatic event, was diagnosed with PTSD, and through hard work, beat it with PTG. This is proof PTSD can be overcome and individuals who suffered from it can live a mentally healthy and successful life.<br />
Ipermatematico dopo il glioblastoma (Italian Edition)
by Stefano Scola

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Italian

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April 28, 2017

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Siamo ai primi di maggio 2013. Cinquant'anni, una vita tranquilla, moglie quattro figli un lavoro soddisfacente, una bella casa, una grande passione per lo sci alpino. Sembra che nulla possa rompere questo giocattolo, invece all' improvviso ecco il dramma. Un dramma chiamato glioblastoma.Sono onorato di poter presentare il libro di Stefano, poiché rappresenta un meraviglioso esempio di come i processi cognitivi possano intervenire per ristabilire una positiva condizione di equilibrio emotivo (e non solo). Non ho intenzione di anticipare il racconto della sua avventura, ma di spendere qualche parola sugli incredibili effetti prodotti dalla sua mente. Stefano reagisce alla notizia della scomparsa di una sua conoscente con la sua stessa patologia, precipitando inizialmente in un profondo stato depressivo; poi, in modo inspiegabile, si accorge che facendo moltiplicazioni nella sua testa riesce a contrastare l’invasività di pensieri distruttivi. In questo modo sviluppa naturalmente quell’abilità che in medicina prende il nome di ipercalculia, la capacità di effettuare calcoli molto complessi; senza saperlo, riproduce inoltre una forma di defusione. In psicologia la defusione cognitiva (neologismo dall’inglese defusion) si basa sul principio che è possibile osservare i propri pensieri piuttosto che essere osservati e guidati dai pensieri.Le tecniche di defusione cognitiva non mirano a eliminare o gestire il dolore, ma sono utili per essere presenti nel qui e ora, in un modo più ampio e flessibile. Stefano ha elaborato una modalità operativa di disidentificazione dai pensieri negativi che potremmo chiamare Defusione Cognitiva a Mediazione Computazionale (DCMC). Come funziona la DCMC? La chiave della procedura non è legata a un meccanismo di neutralizzazione, bensì a un fenomeno di sostituzione cognitiva: il pensiero negativo viene depotenziato grazie all’attività di calcolo (la mediazione computazionale). Stefano rappresenta un caso eccezionale sul piano clinico, un caso che richiede l’umiltà di considerare con rispetto le potenzialità ancora ignote del cervello e della mente, nonché le possibili ripercussioni positive sulla salute corporea.Buona lettura!Vincenzo Di Spazio, MDgià Visiting ProfessorCorso di neuroscienze e teorie della menteScuola Superiore di CataniaUniversità degli Studi di Catania

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