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Getting to Staffa

Slice PDF February 05, 2015

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9. Randomizing Fitness and the Importance of R & R

Slice ePub May 27, 2014

Consider an imaginary world where your job is to move the cream puffs off the assembly line. I seem to dimly recall an I Love Lucy episode along those lines. Anyways, the crux of your tasks could be reduced to cream puff... cream puff... cream puff. What do you think your brain would be like at the end of the week, or the month, without any other stimulation? You might be wearing one of those T-shirts that reads My brain on cream puffs. Do you think your brain would grow and thrive? Obviously notour nervous systems and neural networks need constant stimulation of a varying nature to sustain themselves and grow more robust. A little math here, some programming, a new language; finally, you get to a complete reading of Herman Melvilles Moby Dick.

The brain needs to be surprised and challenged, along the lines of a Lumosity test.

You can access this exercise your brain online site at

Your body and physique require constant shocks and challenges, too, in the form of surprises and new techniques to learn. The idea that surprising your body with good stress, as in a hard and/or explosive movement that youre not accustomed to, has gained a lot of traction lately in the fitness world. Art De Vany, an impressively fit economist in his seventies, the grandfather of Paleo, and one of the first to apply Chaos Theory to health and fitness, is a big proponent of shocking or surprising your own metabolism with a fast (the no-food kind) or a high-intensity workout. The idea is that we seem to benefit from brief, acute stresses that excite adaptive processes and help make us stronger. Were designed for variety and the adaptation of our physiques to multiple skills.

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Chapter 1

Slice PDF October 02, 2014
CHAPTER 1 Guess Yes or No
In 1978, Harold Herber, a pioneer in the field of content-area reading, proposed that teachers focus students’ attention on key information in a text by presenting them with statements and having them guess which statements were true. Students then read the text, determined which of their guesses were correct, and turned false statements into true statements. Guess Yes or No is based on Herber’s anticipation-guide strategy, a prereading tool to engage students and build new knowledge.In Guess Yes or No lessons, students learn to read closely to determine whether statements are true or false, make logical inferences, and cite textual evidence to support their responses. Before students read the text, they read the statements together, and the teacher helps them use context and morphemic clues when appropriate to determine word meanings. Using the gradual release of responsibility model of instruction,Guess Yes or No combines student trios and teacher-led conversations to discuss various aspects of the text’s content.See more

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10. Gastrointestinal Disorders

Slice ePub July 14, 2014


The gastrointestinal (GI) tract developed from a single tube, which has become specialized in structure and function. Its function is to admit food, prepare it for digestion, digest it, extract the essential nutrients, and pass the wastes from the body. The GI tract begins at the mouth, the grinding end, then passes the food into the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and out through the anus. The whole GI tract is one organ and should be treated clinically as such. It is illogical to consider that the stomach can be diseased while the rest of the tract is healthy. When one portion is diseased, one must assume the whole system is diseased, until it has been shown that the disease is, in fact, localized in one section. The health of the mouth (gums, teeth, and tongue) gives one a good idea of the health of the rest of the GI tract. Dentists probably know more about the health of a person’s GI tract than do those patients’ doctors.

The GI tract has a number of accessory glands either inside or outside the GI wall. These include the liver, which secretes bile into the intestine; the pancreas, which secretes pancreatic enzymes into the intestine; the secretory cells in the intestinal wall; the salivary glands; and the stomach, which secretes hydrochloric acid and pepsin.

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ClickOnce: Express Applications

Slice PDF May 27, 2014

Figure 10-13. Add or Remove Programs entry for locally installed applications

The Change/Remove button allows you to remove the locally installed ClickOnce application. Further, if there’s been an update to the application, the Change/Remove button also lets you roll back the application from its current version to the previous version, as shown in Figure 10-14.

Figure 10-14. Rolling back or removing locally installed applications

If the user chooses to roll back the application to the previous version, it will be as if they’d pressed the Skip button when the latest version was made available.

ClickOnce: Express Applications

A WPF express application is an application (most often a navigation application) that is hosted in the browser and runs under a set of restricted permissions that cannot be elevated by the user. Getting a new express application started is most easily accomplished by creating a new Visual Studio project using the Avalon Express

Application project template. The generated project will be a navigation application hosted in the browser (as described in Chapter 1), have an install mode of “online only,” and will request Internet permissions.

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