I'm reading Don Vorhees' 2012 book, The Book of Totally Useless Information.6 In it, he explains the 'not-so-important' questions in life, offering over 200 explanations. Such as: why Scottish Highlanders wear kilts, why there are 7 ...
Author: Shlomo Maital
Publisher: World Scientific
Category: Business & Economics
Through a series of short stories and brief case studies about great innovators, this book will help managers and entrepreneurs rethink their innovation processes, using the tools outlined in the book. The eight chapters include narratives on: From Ideas to Action; Breaking the Rules; Learning Creativity from our Kids; Innovation as a Team Sport; and Innovating for Those with Less. The basic idea is that the best way to become a world-class innovator is to learn from other world-class innovators and to study what they did and how they did it. Contents:Stories That Inspire About People Who AspireFrom Ideas to ActionBreak the Rules — IntelligentlyInnovation is a Team SportInnovate Everywhere, Everything, EveryoneRestoring Lost InnovativenessLearning Creativity from Our KidsInnovating for Those with Less Readership: Management professionals, practitioners, general public, students and academics intereated in innovation.
The world's population grows by 100 million people each year. A baby blue whale is twenty-five feet long at birth. One in every five people lives in China. A baby giraffe is about six feet tall at birth. People who are lying tend to ...
Author: Noel Botham
Did you know that the Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving? Or that Maine is the toothpick capital of the world, or that frogs have teeth? Do you want to know what a cockroach’s favorite food is, or how long it would take to drive to the sun? Amaze your friends and family by telling them that a baby giraffe is six feet long when it is born, or that tigers have striped skin! From the creators of The Book of Useless Information, this is an amazing collection of the wildest, oddest, funniest facts about history, science, food, animals, and more!
Author: Carrie Winterowd, PhDPublish On: 2003-10-07
[note: 0 = totally useful, 100 = totally useless]. ... They also identified helping others, giving people a hand, being caring, offering information, and being a guide as important qualities. Useless was harder to define for them.
Author: Carrie Winterowd, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
This manual begins with an introduction to chronic, nonmalignant pain treatment and some of the main pain theories, as well as approaches to pain management . The core of the book delineates the application of Beck's cognitive therapy assessment and intervention strategies with this client population, and offers an easy-to-follow structured approach. The book provides case examples and therapist-patient dialogues to demonstrate cognitive therapy in action and illustrate ways to improve collaborative efforts between practitioners and patients.
Author: Bradford Complex Adaptive SystemsPublish On: 1994
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Author: Bradford Complex Adaptive Systems
Publisher: MIT Press
This book brings together contributions to the Fourth Artificial Life Workshop, heldat the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the summer of 1994.
30 - Lamp 20 = 10 10 20 30 70 10 90 100 40 SO 60 PERCENT RATED LIFE Figure 61. ... If the factors reducing lamp life are random in nature , as might be the case if most failures are the result of mechanical incidents , the shape of the ...
... if N > 100 , while no living system can be complex enough with 100 bits of inheritable information ( Shannon 1949 ) . ... its necessity for the evolution of life is undisputed , whether evolution occurred in the form of random ...
Author: Radu Popa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Systematically explores the early origins and basic definition of life. Investigates the major theories of the origins of life in light of modern research with the aim of distinguishing between the necessary and the optional and between deterministic and random influences in the emergence of what we call ‘life.’ Treats and views life as a cosmic phenomenon whose emergence and driving force should be viewed independently from its Earth-bound natural history. Synthesizes all the fundamental life-related developments in a comprehensive scenario, and makes the argument that understanding life in its broadest context requires a material-independent perspective that identifies its essential fingerprints
On a scale of 100, alcohol was ranked the most dangerous drug at 72 out of 100, followed by heroin (55), crack (54), crystal meth (33), cocaine (27), tobacco (26), speed (23), marijuana (20), benzodiazepines (like Valium) (15), ...
Author: Don Voorhees
Faster than a speeding bullet, more useless than ever before. The #1 New York Times bestselling series reaches new heights of irrelevance with this powerfully pointless, all-new collection of the things you never need to know. Do you actually care that... there are three feet of DNA in every cell? Saturn has 47 moons? March is National Frozen Foods Month? in 2010 a traffic jam in China lasted ten days? Would it improve your life to know... which movie star wanted to be a funeral director? which state has the most horses per square mile? which dictator was obsessed with Cheetos? what day of the year the most cars are stolen in the United States?
Almost 100 percent of all the people on the planet will at some point in their life contemplate killing themselves. Preverbal children do not make suicide ... Let's just mention a few random facts. About 30 percent of all adults have ...
Author: Steven Hayes
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
For a scientist committed to empirical evaluation, it is important to show that materials can be helpful outside the context of a therapeutic relationship, so, generally speaking, we know that a book like this is likely to be helpful. Several of the specific components in this book have been tested, sometimes in a form very similar to the way you are contacting this material. For example, several studies evaluated the impact of short passages drawn nearly word for word from ACT materials (very similar to what you've read) that were recorded on audiotape, read aloud by a research assistant, or were presented to the participants to read. Typically, these studies focused on the ability of participants to tolerate distress of various kinds, such as gas-induced panic-like symptoms, extreme cold, extreme heat, or electric shock. A few studies looked at the distress produced by difficult or intrusive cognitions, or clinically relevant anxiety. Some were done with patients, others with normal populations. The specific ACT components that have been examined so far include defusion, acceptance, mind-fulness, and values. The techniques included exercises, metaphors, and rationales, including several that can be found in this book (e.g., word repetition, physicalizing, leaves on a stream, the quicksand metaphor, the Chinese finger trap metaphor, and so forth). Thus, it seems fair to say that it is known that at least some of what you've read can be helpful at least some of the time outside of the context of a therapeutic relationship, when presented in a form similar to the form in which you have contacted this material.
Author: Harley Murray HarmonPublish On: 2014-07-18
Then I discovered that they weretesting using 100 percent Oxygen at14.7 poundsper square inch. ... “OK Scotty,” I said “The final report I gave you, contains a collection of irrelevant and useless information provided to me by.
Author: Harley Murray Harmon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is an autobiography of Harley Murray Harmon written sequentially throughout his life, starting when he was born and ending where he is today, 82 years old single, and living alone. The book is a complete rendition of the life of magic and tragic moments both encountered and performed by the author and performer, Harley Murray Harmon. It covers his story before and after he began using the computer loaded with Microsoft’s Windows 8. He just now thought of a trick to be able to use the ancient Word Perfect 9 that he bought before the internet arrived. After all, genius is being able to make things happen when what one wants to work, just doesn’t want to work. I am now set to begin writing my book. I hope to high Heaven that everything will function just like I want it to. So, let’s begin.......
Author: Jacqueline R. RobertsonPublish On: 2012-03
To recap, this powerful law states that approximately 80 percent of your results in life over time will come, or flow from only ... It also denotes that “forcing” 100 percent effort in anything is useless in the quest of your dreams, ...
Author: Jacqueline R. Robertson
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
This inspiring book is not just another "how to book" that you will find in the psychology, finance, business or self-help aisles of your local book store, nor will it be placed solely on the philosophy or spiritual shelves. However, the compelling messages in this fascinating book can easily be found in any of these venues. The universal messages throughout this groundbreaking book are centered on the mysterious theory of the "80/20 law," which approximately 80 percent or more of today's population isn't familiar with. In today's society there is an esoteric 20 percent group of successful dreamers and thinkers who understand the workings of this positive "spiritual law," and use it to manage their personal problems, achieving their dreams and goals by using only their own resources. You can now step away from the "trivial many" and become a part of the "vital few" who have it all. You will find the answers you seek in Dream It First: The 80/20 Law to Manifestation of Dreams and Goals So dreamers, let's get started! About the Author: Jacqueline R. Robertson is a motivational and business speaker who writes from Highland, California. She is an entrepreneur, licensed real estate broker/paralegal and has worked in the field of occupational therapy for over 25 years. Her published author's blog on the affect of the 80/20 law in our lives attracts readers daily from around the world. Publisher's website: www.SBPRA.com/JacquelineRRobertson