Conna tre son cerveau pour mieux manger
Pourquoi faut-il connaître son cerveau pour mieux manger ? D’abord, parce que nous pouvons alors le nourrir convenablement. Tout ce dont il a besoin pour bien se développer et fonctionner existe dans notre assiette. Du gras notamment : cholestérol, oméga-3 et autres acides gras composent toutes les structures cérébrales, des neurones aux vaisseaux sanguins. Ne nous en privons donc pas ! Ensuite, savoir comment le cerveau fonctionne permet d’éviter les pièges du marketing alimentaire... Nous sommes souvent trompés en matière de nutrition car nous jugeons ce qui est bon ou mauvais selon nos connaissances, notre culture, voire ce que notre voisin fait... Autre raison : vous souhaitez perdre quelques kilos et tentez le nouveau régime de l’été. Vous maigrirez vite au début... mais aurez tout repris quelques mois plus tard car votre cerveau va tout faire pour reconstituer vos réserves de graisse. Le comprendre est le meilleur moyen pour garder ou pour retrouver votre poids de forme. Enfin, dans le cerveau, se trouve la clé du plaisir. Et manger, ce n’est pas seulement se nourrir. La convivialité et les instants de bonheur qui l’accompagnent améliorent notre santé mentale. Écrit par des spécialistes de diverses disciplines scientifiques, ce livre est un recueil d'articles parus dans la revue Cerveau & Psycho. Il arrive à point nommé au moment où beaucoup d’informations « pseudo-diététiques » circulent, la plupart ne reposant pas sur de véritables connaissances scientifiques.
Less Doing More Living
"Less is more"—or, more specifically, the less you have to do, the more life you have to live. Efficiency expert Ari Meisel details his "Less Doing" philosophy, which will streamline your life, and make everything easier. In business and our personal lives, it often seems as if the only way to get more done is by putting in more time—more hours at the office, more days running errands. But what if there were a way that we could do less, and free up more time for the things and people we love? If this sounds like what you need, Ari Meisel—TEDx speaker, efficiency consultant, and achievement architect—has the program for you. In Less Doing, More Living, Meisel explores the fundamental principles of his “Less Doing” philosophy, educating the reader on: Optimizing workflow with twenty-first-century apps and tools Creating an “external brain” in the Cloud to do all of your “lower” thinking—like keeping track of appointments, meetings, and ideas How to use technology to live a paper-free life The three fundamentals of wellness—fitness, sleep, and nutrition—and technological approaches to improving these areas of life And so much more! This book will give readers new tools and techniques for streamlining their workload, being more efficient in their day-to-day activities, and making everything in life easier.
*Gold Medal Winner in the Sexuality / Relationships Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards* * Honorary Mention in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Women's Issues Category * Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognised, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, and loneliness. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered, along with depression, meltdowns and being misunderstood. Including the reflections of over thirty-five women diagnosed as on the spectrum, as well as some partners and parents, Rudy identifies recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls need validation, information and advice. As they recount their stories, anecdotes, and wisdom, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, rejecting negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. This book will be essential reading for females of any age diagnosed with AS, and those who think they might be on the spectrum. It will also be of interest to partners and loved ones of Aspergirls, and anybody interested either professionally or academically in Asperger's Syndrome.
William Shakespeare was born at Stratford-on-Avon, in a house under the tiles of which was concealed a profession of the Catholic faith beginning with these words, "I, John Shakespeare." John was the father of William. The house, situate in Henley Street, was humble; the chamber in which Shakespeare came into the world, wretched,—the walls whitewashed, the black rafters laid crosswise; at the farther end a tolerably large window with two small panes, where you may read to-day, among other names, that of Walter Scott. This poor lodging sheltered a decayed family. The father of William Shakespeare had been alderman; his grand-father had been bailiff. Shakespeare signifies "shake-lance;" the family had for coat-of-arms an arm holding a lance,—allusive arms, which were confirmed, they say, by Queen Elizabeth in 1595, and apparent, at the time we write, on Shakespeare's tomb in the church of Stratford-on-Avon. There is little agreement on the orthography of the word Shake-speare, as a family name; it is written variously,—Shakspere, Shakespere, Shakespeare, Shakspeare. In the eighteenth century it was habitually written Shakespear; the actual translator has adopted the spelling Shakespeare, as the only true method, and gives for it unanswerable reasons. The only objection that can be made is that Shakspeare is more easily pronounced than Shakespeare, that cutting off the e mute is perhaps useful, and that for their own sake, and in the interests of literary currency, posterity has, as regards surnames, a claim to euphony. It is evident, for example, that in French poetry the orthography Shakspeare is necessary. However, in prose, and convinced by the translator, we write Shakespeare. 2. The Shakespeare family had some original draw-back, probably its Catholicism, which caused it to fall. A little after the birth of William, Alderman Shakespeare was no more than "butcher John." William Shakespeare made his début in a slaughter-house. At fifteen years of age, with sleeves tucked up, in his father's shambles, he killed the sheep and calves "pompously," says Aubrey. At eighteen he married. Between the days of the slaughter-house and the marriage he composed a quatrain. This quatrain, directed against the neighbouring villages, is his début in poetry. He there says that Hillbrough is illustrious for its ghosts and Bidford for its drunken fellows. He made this quatrain (being tipsy himself), in the open air, under an apple-tree still celebrated in the country in consequence of this Midsummer Night's Dream. In this night and in this dream where there were lads and lasses, in this drunken fit, and under this apple-tree, he discovered that Anne Hathaway was a pretty girl. The wedding followed. He espoused this Anne Hathaway, older than himself by eight years, had a daughter by her, then twins, boy and girl, and left her; and this wife, vanished from Shakespeare's life, appears again only in his will, where he leaves her the worst of his two beds, "having probably," says a biographer, "employed the best with others." Shakespeare, like La Fontaine, did but sip at a married life. His wife put aside, he was a schoolmaster, then clerk to an attorney, then a poacher. This poaching has been made use of since then to justify the statement that Shakespeare had been a thief. One day he was caught poaching in Sir Thomas Lucy's park. They threw him in prison; they commenced proceedings. These being spitefully followed up, he saved himself by flight to London. In order to gain a livelihood, he sought to take care of horses at the doors of the theatres. Plautus had turned a millstone. This business of taking care of horses at the doors existed in London in the last century, and it formed then a kind of small band or corps that they called "Shakespeare's boys."
Voyage extraordinaire au centre du cerveau
Ce livre constitue le premier véritable guide complet du cerveau. Finement illustré, il présente tout ce que l'on sait aujourd'hui ; il donne à comprendre les dernières grandes découvertes, conjuguant sourire et talent littéraire. Qu'est-ce que l'amour ? Comment fonctionne la mémoire ? Pourquoi peut-on devenir dépendant de certaines drogues ? D'où vient le plaisir qu'on prend à manger et à boire ? À quoi servent les rêves ? Pourquoi nos émotions influencent-elles parfois nos choix et nos décisions ? Alzheimer et Parkinson: quels sont les espoirs ? Nous visiterons des endroits célèbres, des coins à la mode et des centres de plaisirs, des lieux de mémoire. Nous irons là où satisfaire nos désirs les plus simples comme manger, boire et dormir, ou dans d'autres lieux moins avouables.
Getting Organized in the Google Era
Whether it's a faulty memory, a tendency to multitask, or difficulty managing our time, every one of us has limitations conspiring to keep us from being organized. But, as organizational guru and former Google CIO Douglas C. Merrill points out, it isn't our fault. Our brains simply aren't designed to deal with the pressures and competing demands on our attention in today's fast-paced, information-saturated, digital world. What's more, he says, many of the ways in which our society is structured are outdated, imposing additional chaos that makes us feel stressed, scattered, and disorganized. But it doesn't have to be this way. Luckily, we have a myriad of amazing new digital tools and technologies at our fingertips to help us manage the strains on our brains and on our lives; the trick is knowing when and how to use them. This is why Merrill, who helped spearhead Google's effort to "organize the world's information," offers a wealth of tips and strategies for how to use these new tools to become more organized, efficient, and successful than ever. But if you're looking for traditional, rigid, one-size-fits-all strategies for organization, this isn't the book for you. Instead, Merrill draws on his intimate knowledge of how the brain works to help us develop fresh, innovative, and flexible systems of organization tailored to our individual goals, constraints, and lifestyles. From how to harness the amazing power of search, to how to get the most out of cloud computing, to techniques for filtering through the enormous avalanche of information that assaults us at every turn, to tips for minimizing distractions and better integrating work and life, Getting Organized in the Google Era is chock-full of practical, invaluable, and often counterintuitive advice for anyone who wants to be more organized and productive–and less stressed--in our 21st-century world. From the Hardcover edition.
Why We Get Fat
What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions. Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management. Complete with an easy-to-follow diet. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions. Don't miss Gary Taubes's latest book, The Case Against Sugar, available now.
Le guide des r gimes
100 % Indépendant ! Chaque été, les promesses des régimes minceur pour " entrer dans son maillot de bain " reviennent. Magazines et émissions rivalisent de conseils pour " faire attention " ou pour " mincir ". À qui, aujourd'hui, pouvons-nous faire confiance ? Pour la première fois, un guide indépendant, fondé sur la réalité actuelle des connaissances scientifiques, vous informe : – L'ananas est un " brûle-graisses ". Faux ! – Les régimes sont dangereux pour la santé.Vrai ! – Être " gros " est mauvais pour la santé. Faux ! – " Faire attention " peut être dangereux pour la santé. Vrai ! – On peut maigrir vite et bien. Faux ! – Les régimes font maigrir uniquement votre porte-monnaie. Vrai ! Alors que penser des différents régimes existants ? Ce guide vous révèle la dangerosité des pratiques amaigrissantes et montre que les régimes, même ceux proposés par certains médecins, ne reposent pas sur des bases solides et sûres. Aussi, quelles solutions pour maintenir un poids de santé conforme à son équilibre personnel ? Pour trouver ou retrouver un poids de forme, prendre des habitudes durables, simples et protectrices, voici un livre qui, par ses conseils uniques, respecte enfin les " gros " et met à mal le diktat de la minceur.
In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You’ll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You’ll peer over a surgeon’s shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t tie his own shoes. You will discover how: * Every brain is wired differently * Exercise improves cognition * We are designed to never stop learning and exploring * Memories are volatile * Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn * Vision trumps all of the other senses * Stress changes the way we learn In the end, you’ll understand how your brain really works—and how to get the most out of it.
Les fabuleux pouvoirs de l hypnose
Née il y a deux siècles et demi dans le sillage de la psychologie, l’hypnose a été longtemps reléguée au rang des sciences occultes et de l’illusionnisme ringard. La voici de nouveau sur le devant de la scène. Loin du visage caricatural qu’elle exhibe dans les médias, elle a investi le monde médical comme une voie thérapeutique complémentaire. Entrée par la grande porte de la lutte contre la douleur, l’hypnose voit dès lors proliférer les indications : gestion du stress, insomnie, phobies, syndromes post traumatiques, pour la perte de poids ou le sevrage tabagique, dans la prise en charge des cancers ou l’accompagnement à l’accouchement... Forte de cette légitimité, la méthode s’invite aussi au quotidien pour l’amélioration de performances mentales ou physiques ou la recherche d’un mieux-être face aux aléas de la vie. Mais qu’est-ce que précisément l’hypnose ? Qu’en disent les neuro-sciences ? Est-elle accessible à tous ? Peut-elle réellement presque tout soigner ? Quelles sont les validations scientifiques de son efficacité, ses limites et ses dangers ? À qui s’adresser dans la jungle d’associations et de formations qui fleurissent en ville et sur Internet ? Pour répondre à ces questions, Betty Mamane s’est jetée dans l’aventure. D’une première séance d’hypnose à sa rencontre avec les spécialistes, de témoignages en rapports scientifiques, de tests en exercices et conseils pratiques, elle invite à comprendre et à explorer ce nouvel art de soigner et de vivre.