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10. Saw Palmetto—Promoter of Prostate Health

Cass MD, Hyla Basic Health Publications ePub


Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is an extract of the saw palmetto berry, the fruit of a short palm tree that grows in the southeastern United States, mainly in Florida and Georgia. Native Americans traditionally used saw palmetto berries to treat various urinary problems in men, as well as for breast disorders in women. European and American physicians at one time used the herb extensively as a treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), but in the United States, its use, as with all healing herbs, declined with the introduction of modern pharmaceuticals and drug patents.

Modern-day interest in saw palmetto was reignited in the 1960s, when French scientists conducted new research that ultimately led to the development of modern extracts. Interest in saw palmetto surged and today it is the main treatment for BPH and chronic prostatitis, or inflammation of the prostate, in both Europe and the United States.

Benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH, is a benign (noncancerous) enlargement of the prostate gland, affecting at least 10 percent of men by age forty and 50 percent of men by age fifty.

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Chapter 6. A Man of Low Instinct and Habits

Rick Miller University of North Texas Press ePub

Chapter 6

A Man of Low Instinct and Habits

A comparison of Longley’s version of his adventures in the Northwest with the official record concerning Camp Stambaugh truly reveals his artful ability to mix fact with fiction in order to project the desperado image he sought. The truth does not do much for that image.

When Longley was captured in 1877, according to the account given by Fuller, he claimed that after the Kuykendall expedition broke up, he was broke and stranded, so he applied to the army quartermaster for a job as a teamster. He said that his job was to drive a sixmule team between Camp Brown and Fort Bridger hauling supplies and equipment. Because of the Indian threat, he said that there were usually four or five wagons in each caravan, guarded by a detachment of cavalrymen. Longley alleged that on September 15 (probably 1870, although no year is given), a caravan was attacked by some 130 Indians between South Pass City and the Green River on a creek that he called the Dry Sandy, which lies to the southeast of South Pass. Longley said that after much shooting and yelling and the loss of one of their men, the Indians were driven off. As will be seen, Longley could not possibly have been present at that fight, if it occurred, even as a soldier.

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Chapter 18: Wicca and Nature Spirituality

New World Library ePub

H.Ps. Phyllis W. Curott, J.D.

President Emerita, Covenant of the Goddess (COG). COG is one of the largest and oldest Wiccan religious organizations, with members in North America, Europe, and Australia.

Listen to the words of the Great Mother, she who was of old also called Artemis, Astarte, Athene, Dione, Melusine, Cerridwen, Arianrhod, and many other names:

“Whenever you have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, then shall you assemble in some secret place and adore my spirit, which is Mother of all creation.

“There shall you assemble, who are fain to learn all mystery, yet have not won the deepest secrets; to you shall I teach things that are yet unknown. And you shall be free from slavery; and as a sign that you are truly free, you shall be naked in your rites, and you shall dance, sing, feast, make music, and love all in my praise. For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and mine also is joy on earth, for my law is love unto all beings. Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever towards it; let naught stop you nor turn you aside. For mine is the secret door which opens upon the Land of Youth, and mine is the cup of the wine of life, the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of immortality. I am the gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the hearts of humanity. Upon earth I give knowledge of the spirit eternal and beyond death I give peace, and freedom and reunion with those who have gone before. Nor do I demand aught in sacrifice, for behold, I am the Mother of all living and my love is poured out upon the earth.”

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#33 Give Effective Performance Feedback

Manning, John Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Have you ever sat down with a boss for your annual review and been blasted for something that you didn’t do right—but months ago? If so, how did you feel? Confused? Angry? Even a little “set up” or deceived? Probably so, because receiving feedback (particularly the negative kind) on performance that happened long ago is like having someone throw you a curveball. You can’t see it coming, and it’s challenging to manage with grace because the feedback is a total surprise.

If you have a leadership position today, you’re the one sitting in the boss’s seat. As such, the tables are turned. It’s now your responsibility to deliver annual performance reviews to your staff. The onus is on you to carefully consider how you’re giving feedback to your team. For instance, are you delivering regular communications to individuals about their performance, or do you tend to put this activity off or forget about it until the annual performance review arrives? If you’re doing either of these things, it’s time to change your approach. It may take some effort up front, but delivering frequent feedback can make you and your team more effective.

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Divided Circle in a Square

Alex Anderson C&T Publishing PDF

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Content and Ultimate Reality

Ingram, Daniel Aeon Books ePub


There is too much content-centered Buddhism and content-centered spirituality in general. It is not that content isn't important, but it is only half of the picture, and the half we are already quite familiar with and typically stuck in. By content, I mean everything except determined effort to realize the full truth of the Three Characteristics of impermanence, suffering, and no-self, i.e. to realize ultimate reality. Perhaps two illustrations will help.

The first odd phenomenon I have noticed is that when students of meditation gather together to discuss Buddhism, they almost never talk about actual meditation practices in depth and detail. They almost never talk about their diligent attempts to really understand these teachings in each moment. It is almost an unacknowledged taboo that nearly any politically correct topic under the sun is acceptable as long as it doesn't have to do with trying to master meditation techniques. While there are sporadic moments of “dharma combat” or heated discussion for the purpose of learning and sharing the dharma, even these tend to be mostly on the philosophy of all of this.

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Appendix: Master List of Terms

Richard DuFour Solution Tree Press ePub

This appendix lists all of the words from parts II and III in alphabetical order. Teachers looking for a specific word can use this listing to find it quickly. Each term is followed by initials or numbers that indicate where the term can be found in the book. If a word is followed by initials such as EVAL, which represent a category (Evaluation), it is found in part II. If a word is followed by a number, which represents a measurement topic, it is found in part III.


Engaging in argument from evidence


Cause and effect


Analyzing and interpreting data


Energy and matter


Constructing explanations and designing solutions


Influence of engineering, technology, and science on society and the natural world


Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information


Interdependence of science, engineering, and technology


Planning and carrying out investigations

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13 Orrin Orates

Kathy Sloane Indiana University Press ePub

I remember Keystone Korner in these early
days, and, you must remember, I come
from New York; I am a jazz person.

Orrin Keepnews

Orrin Keepnews

First of all, to set the time context, I got to San Francisco in October 1972 and I came out here specifically to work for Fantasy Records, which at that time had just acquired all the masters that had originally been Riverside Records. Fantasy was a San Francisco–based, very esoteric, mostly jazz label, although Lenny Bruce was one of their biggest items. That’s where Dave Brubeck started. And that label was taken over by a guy, Saul Zaentz, who had been the office staff and sales manager there. He had decided to take a chance with the band of the kid in the mailroom: John Fogarty. The band was Creedence Clearwater, which became the biggest thing [in the music industry]. Suddenly, Fantasy found itself with all the money in the world and, possibly the first time this had ever happened, used it to further their devotion to jazz.

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Old People

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
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7. Shahani and Baz Luhrmann: Directing as Choreographic Act

Laleen Jayamanne Indiana University Press ePub

Barba takes up Meyerhold’s enigmatically suggestive aphorism on the affinities between dance and the human body and between music and thought as both instinctual and imbued with the skills of finely crafted artifice and brilliantly glosses what these activities mean to him as a theater practitioner in a highly cinematic descriptive prose sensitive to a variety of rhythmic movements. “Cinematic” is to be understood as the machinic power of harnessing movements – the etymology of cinematography: writing with movement. Barba’s energetic, modulatory elaboration of the movement of thought, pulsing with a montage sensibility proper to a “second nervous system,” inspired by Meyerhold’s thought and praxis, provides us with a vivid, vital image of the dynamism of thought when animated by rhythm. The idea of “perforating our protective shell, anything inert” recalls what happened to Rolnik in her therapeutic singing class on that Sunday afternoon in Paris. How “lucky” was she, and how “ready” was she! This is an idea theater people live by or invest in, an idea the surrealists knew something about and that Shahani works with in his practice. Barba makes it very clear that, in the case of the performer, “luck” favors only those who have prepared themselves to be open to contingency, at any-instant-whatever, anywhere-whatever, in any-thing-whatever, in any-person-whatever.

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Chapter 1: Overseas Training

Tom Killebrew UNT Press PDF

Chapter 1

Overseas Training

Even before the beginning of World War II, British Air Ministry officials, drawing on the flight training experiences of World War I, recognized the need to move some aircrew training out of Great Britain in the event of war. Drawbacks to flight training in Britain during wartime included the limited size of the country, an urgent need for airfield and support facilities for operational squadrons, the often abysmal weather, and the very real possibility of enemy attack.1

In spite of the advantages of moving some flight training to Commonwealth countries, officials also recognized several drawbacks to any overseas training plan. The distances involved were in many cases daunting, literally involving potential locations on the other side of the world.

Another concern involved dealing with other governments.

Initial discussions with Commonwealth governments before the war concerning aircrew training produced mixed results. Australia, New

Zealand, Kenya, and Southern Rhodesia responded quickly and favorably.

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Edited by Peter B. Lane and Ronald E. Marcello University of North Texas Press PDF


Boxer Rebellion, 265

Bracewell, Arnold, 208

Braden, David, 47, 64; makes

General, 65; MOS, 66

Bradley, Omar, 121

Bremen, 28; Mission, 43

Brezhnev, Leonid, 211, 220

Briansk Front, 19,

British 29th Brigade, 139, 142

British WAAFs (Women’s

Auxiliary Air Force), 34 broad front, 15

Brodie, Bernard, 114,

Brown, Bobby, vi

Brown, George S., 122

Bryan, William Jennings, 260,


Buckheit, James, 74

Budapest, 23–24

Bullard, Robert, 273

Bundy, McGeorge,97n13, 184,


Burke, Arleigh, 121

Burma-Thailand Railroad, 80

Bush, George W., Governor, 82

Bush, George, President, 82

Byelorussian operation, 21-22

Byrnes, James F., 94; Japanese surrender, 98

Caucasus, 16

CCF Fourth Field Army, 139; 38th,

39th, 40th, and 42nd Armies,

139; counterattack, 140

CCF Third Field Army, 139; 20th,

26th, and 27th Armies, 139; counterattack, 140

Central Front, 19

Chalabi, Ahmed, 258, 258-259n6

Chattanooga, 30

Chengtu, China, 68

Chickamauga, 30

Chinese 63rd Army, 142

Chinese Communist forces, 136

Choppin’ Charlie Company, 151; dumping slops, 162

Chosin Reservoir, 125

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5 Raising My Confidence

Barry Fletcher HRD Press PDF


Raising My Confidence


This activity is designed for people who have felt a lack of self-confidence in certain situations. By processing through a series of steps, participants will be able to decide what to do in order to reduce instances where this occurs. Related material is found in Activity 12.


This activity can be used:

As part of a training program involving a group of people when the members have sufficient time to get to know each other and to feel a reasonable level of trust.

For individuals who have expressed low confidence to a trainer or manager when some ongoing support from the trainer or manager would be useful.


To explore examples of situations where low confidence was felt and also identify relevant factors

To reflect on situations where higher levels of confidence were felt and also identify the relevant factors

To identify differences and similarities present in high and low confidence situations

To draw conclusions from the similarities and differences

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1. State of the State of the Art Studies: An Introduction to the Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa

Sherine Hafez Indiana University Press ePub



Susan Slyomovics

In the present state of the art, this is all that can be done.

—H. H. Suplee, Gas Turbine

In both everyday and academic discourse, as noun or adjective, the phrase “state of the art” has come to mean “incorporating the newest ideas and most up-to-date features” (Oxford English Dictionary online). The first usage, dated to 1910 according to the Oxford English Dictionary, was recorded in Gas Turbine, an engineering manual authored by H. H. Suplee, who issued this laconic observation: “In the present state of the art, this is all that can be done.” Wikipedia’s definition is:

The state of the art is the highest level of development, as of a device, technique, or scientific field, achieved at a particular time. It also applies to the level of development (as of a device, procedure, process, technique, or science) reached at any particular time usually as a result of modern methods. (Wikipedia, 1 October 2011)

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Chapter One - Introducing Death and the City

Susan Kahn Karnac Books ePub

This introductory chapter makes the case for an examination of organisational death at a time when working lives are often vulnerable and organisational mortality is under threat from technology and the economy. It introduces the organisation, Interbank, and places the research at the heart of this book in the historical context of the global financial crisis and in the City of London. It focuses on the particular plight of a financial institution, post the 2008 financial crisis, but has relevance and application beyond both the institution and the market. Psychoanalysis, as a tool to deepen our understanding of organisation dynamics and organisational death, is explored.

Organisational death

Death is a subject that absorbs, provokes, and fascinates. There are those with experience of dying, chronicling the journey towards death, for example, Gould (2011), or those observing death (Lakotta & Schels, 2004). This book faces death and looks directly at the experience of collapse, endings, and closure. It employs human mortality as a metaphor for organisational ending: the individuals within the system continued to breathe and to function, yet the body of the organisation expired.

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