The Great Courses: Better Living
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  • Food: A Cultural Culinary History |  The Great Courses

    Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Ken Albala
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    Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said it best: "Gastronomy governs the whole life of man."

    Informative, interesting and entertaining.

    I very much enjoyed this book, a good mix of facts with narrative context. Easy to listen to, informative and full of interesting information. I lis..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 December 2015 by Fiona ()
  • Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation |  The Great Courses

    Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Mark W. Muesse
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    Meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. You will also learn how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states.

    Great Guidance

    As I listened to the lecture series, restarted it a couple of times, and reviewed the lectures several times each, I have been able to apply several o..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 February 2014 by N. D. Holt (Perthshire, United Kingdom)
  • The Science of Natural Healing |  The Great Courses

    The Science of Natural Healing

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Mimi Guarneri
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    Delve into the world of holistic healthcare, the range of nature-based methods and treatments that are both clinically proven and readily available to you-and that provide an alternative way for you to nurture your own optimal health, disarm stress, and deepen the experience of well-being.These 24 compelling and practical lectures offer a rich spectrum of choices and possibilities for your own healthcare, as well as practical tools for creating a truly healthful lifestyle.

    Science should be removed from the title.

    To not purchase this if you're looking for an objective review of the current science on health. Author approaches subjects with anecdotal evidence an..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 July 2017 by Veryconfused ()
  • Nutrition Made Clear |  The Great Courses

    Nutrition Made Clear

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Roberta H. Anding
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    Nutrition is essential to living a healthy, happy, and successful life. Yet a world of misconceptions and promises of easy results too often stands in our way-and can even be harmful to our overall health. The key is to cut through the noise and find the medically backed, statistically proven information about healthy eating and living. These 36 in-depth lectures explore the fundamentals of good nutrition and offer a practical guide for applying these fundamentals to your lifestyle.

    Nutrition made VERY clear

    Really good book and would recommend to anyone who wants to know about nutrition. Very happy with the content.

    Reviewed on 31 December 2013 by Christian (darwen, United Kingdom)
  • Stress and Your Body |  The Great Courses, Robert Sapolsky

    Stress and Your Body

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Robert Sapolsky
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Sapolsky
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    Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live.Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

    So interesting it's almost addictive

    This is one of the best non-fiction audiobooks I have ever downloaded. Robert Sapolsky has studied stress for a very long time, but manages to make it..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 April 2014 by Carol El Hawary (Cheshire, UK)
  • Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age |  The Great Courses

    Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Dr. Anthony A. Goodman
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    Performance
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    Story
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    We all want to discover the secret to a long and healthy life. But how do you incorporate the secrets of personal wellness into the unique demands of your own schedule? What information would a knowledgeable and compassionate family physician offer someone looking for a reference guide to healthy living? These 36 comprehensive lectures offer you practical and expert advice that allows you to make your own personalized choices about healthy living, as well as ways to apply that knowledge to your lifestyle.

    Great listen

    This is a very enjoyable listen as well as so informative and to the point.
    One of the best in the great course series.

    Reviewed on 22 July 2015 by Jean luke ()
  • The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness |  The Great Courses

    The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Dr. Anthony A. Goodman
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    We all want to live long, healthy, and happy lives. But the path to achieve this-fitness and nutrition-is fraught with popular yet dangerously misleading myths about personal wellness. How do you separate the fact from the fiction? How can you recognize when you're doing your body more harm than good? Scientific knowledge has greatly expanded our understanding of how the human body works, laying many previously held ideas about fitness and nutrition to rest.

    Not for me!

    If it were aimed at the general population and not athletes.

    Reviewed on 20 August 2015 by Lesley ()
  • Memory and the Human Lifespan |  The Great Courses

    Memory and the Human Lifespan

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Steve Joordens
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    What if your memory suddenly vanished, so that you could no longer summon recollections of anything at all? What if you couldn't even remember yourself-not your name, your school, where you worked, or even the face of the total stranger staring back at you from the mirror? This intriguing series of 24 lectures by an honored researcher and teacher explains not only how the various aspects of your memory operate, but the impact memory has on your daily experience of life.

    Slow start but interesting

    The first third of the lectures are a bit slow and repetitive in parts. However it soon picks up the pace and overall is very interesting and easy to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 March 2017 by Mr. M. G. Helliwell (surrey, england)
  • The First Amendment and You: What Everyone Should Know |  The Great Courses

    The First Amendment and You: What Everyone Should Know

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor John E. Finn
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    A mere 45 words, the First Amendment to the Constitution stands as a pillar of our democracy and has had an incalculable influence on the development of human freedom in the United States and the Western world. To study the First Amendment is to learn something about the meaning of America and who "We the People" are - and to see the significant and far-reaching cultural implications of this fundamental constitutional provisions. These 12 practical lectures offer a guide to understanding the protections and limitations implied by the First Amendment.

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  • Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century |  The Great Courses, Jeffrey Rosen

    Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs)
    • By The Great Courses, Jeffrey Rosen
    • Narrated By Professor Jeffrey Rosen
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    Although the courts have struggled to balance the interests of individuals, businesses, and law enforcement, the proliferation of intrusive new technologies puts many of our presumed freedoms in legal limbo. For instance, it's not hard to envision a day when websites such as Facebook or Google Maps introduce a feature that allows real-time tracking of anyone you want, based on face-recognition software and ubiquitous live video feeds.

    Excellent series of lectures

    Context! This series provides a great overview with context and examples. Well worth the time to better appreciate the US Constitution and its implic..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 January 2017 by Marc Schultz (Watertown, MA United States)
  • Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us |  The Great Courses

    Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Steven Novella
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    In today's information age, medical myths are all around us. And using them to make decisions about your own health can be harmful. Even deadly. That's why it's critical to understand the accuracy of medical information and discover the truth about everyday health and well-being. That's the core of this important series of 24 eye-opening lectures from an acclaimed neurologist, educator, and science broadcaster.

    Well presented set of lectures

    Dr Novella attempts to present a neutral factual set of lectures.
    He does not always succeed in hiding his irritation with nonsense. If you liste..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 March 2015 by Damage Magnet (NW England)
  • Scientific Secrets for Self-Control |  The Great Courses

    Scientific Secrets for Self-Control

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor C. Nathan DeWall
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    (53)
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    Join an expert in self-control research for six engaging and inspirational lessons that shatter the myths about willpower and replace them with verifiable science that can make the seemingly unattainable finally possible. Packed with eye-opening studies, experiments, and exercises to strengthen your self-control when dealing with money, fitness, personal relationships, and more, this course will have you wondering why you ever doubted yourself.

    Great idea!!

    I bought six titles from The Great Courses lectures and just wanted to say what an excellent idea this is.

    Non-fiction books, even on an int..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 August 2013 by terry (Kings Langley, United Kingdom)
  • Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive |  The Great Courses

    Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Peter M. Vishton
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
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    Story
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    Parenting advice isn't hard to find. There are thousands of books on the subject, as well as a multitude of websites. Much has also been written on the science of child development. What's been lacking, however, are sources of reliable advice that bring together the scientific research and its real-world applications.

    Perfect...

    There aren't many things to say about the book. The lecturer is amazing and the content is detailed but easy to listen to. It's a pleasure to listen t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 March 2015 by Paulo Matos (Cambridge, UK)
  • Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics |  The Great Courses

    Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Clancy Martin
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Whether or not we're aware of them, we make important ethical decisions all the time - as professionals, consumers, citizens, parents, sons and daughters, and friends. These 24 thought-provoking lectures offer you the chance to reflect on some of the most powerful moral issues we face in our daily lives: Is it ever OK to lie? What are our moral obligations to others? What is the key to living the good life? From Plato to Kant to Bonhoeffer, you'll see how some of the world's greatest thinkers from across the ages have approached similar problems.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health |  The Great Courses

    Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Jason M. Satterfield
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    Story
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    Cutting-edge research on the brain's interaction with the body shows that health is directly impacted by our social environments, socioeconomic status, culture, behaviors, relationships, psychological states, and habits of mind, among many factors. Mind-body medicine-working in partnership with traditional medical practice-uses a large range of psychological, physical, and behavioral treatments in a model of health care that aims to treat the whole human being.

    Informative, compelling, thought-provoking

    There is so much to take in, I have listened to some lectures more than once. It is great to have the written materials to go with it as they provide ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 December 2015 by Barbara (Hermitage, United Kingdom)
  • Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are |  The Great Courses, David Livermore

    Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, David Livermore
    • Narrated By Professor David Livermore
    Overall
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    Based on groundbreaking research, these 24 lectures address dynamics and customs related to working, socializing, dining, marriage and family - all the areas necessary to help you function with a greater level of respect and effectiveness wherever you go. You'll also encounter practical tips and crucial context for greeting, interacting with, and even managing people from other parts of the world.

    Comprehensive and logical construction

    Yes. It has such a comprehensive presentation of the subject that it is necessary to listen again to digest every morsel of information.

    Reviewed on 14 January 2015 by Jim H. ()
  • Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy |  The Great Courses

    Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor John Philip Colletta
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    Genealogy is a journey of self-discovery that can teach you as much about yourself as about those who came before you. But there's an obstacle that holds many of us back from unearthing our family history: uncertainty about how to go about it. With Dr. Colletta's 15 lectures, you'll learn the same skills and methodologies the experts use to solve genealogical mysteries, to create compelling nonfiction narratives, and to uncover information from the long-forgotten past in the most effective ways possible.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being |  The Great Courses

    The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being

    • ORIGINAL (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Ronald Siegel
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Ever noticed that trying to calm down often produces more agitation? Or that real fulfillment can be elusive, despite living a successful life? Often, such difficulties stem from the human brain's hardwired tendency to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Modern science demonstrates that this survival mechanism served the needs of our earliest ancestors, but is at the root of many problems that we face today, such as depression, compulsive and addictive behaviors, chronic pain, and stress and anxiety.

    Excellent!

    I've never tried to read this. Audio version is Great!

    Reviewed on 27 February 2015 by Denise ()
  • Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids |  The Great Courses

    Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Doctor Eileen Kennedy-Moore
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
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    Story
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    Drawing from the her extensive clinical experience-as well as personal experience as a mother of four-these 12 lectures provide a deeper understanding of your child's development and ways to address common stumbling blocks with compassion.

    Simple steps yet so meaningful

    Excellent narration by Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore. I was able to connect to her voice, reflect during her pause, smile at her personal experiences and t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 July 2015 by Olivier ()
  • An Introduction to Infectious Diseases |  The Great Courses

    An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Barry C. Fox
    Overall
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    Cut through the medical myths and get a solidly scientific guide to keeping yourself and your loved ones as protected as possible from pathogens, including a no-nonsense guide to vaccinations, tips on keeping a healthier home environment, and valuable advice for world travelers.

    great book with some minor flaws.

    I would have liked more information about diseases but learned a lot about the immune system

    Reviewed on 31 October 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
  • The Addictive Brain |  The Great Courses

    The Addictive Brain

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Thad A. Polk, Ph.D.
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    The Addictive Brain is a fair and balanced investigation of addiction, backed by hard science and behavioral science. Most of us have probably seen the old antidrug commercial in which an actor compares your brain on drugs to an egg sizzling in a hot frying pan. That's a powerful image, but it doesn't tell us what actually happens when drugs enter your body and interact with neurochemical processes.

    Excellent

    Really well-paced series of lectures with a compassionate look at addiction from a thoroughly-researched scientific perspective. While not hugely deta..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 September 2017 by Mr. M. Metcalf (Manchester, UK)
  • Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders |  The Great Courses

    Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Craig H. Heller
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    Sleep is the subject of intense scientific debate among biologists and neuroscientists. Why must we spend about one-third of our lives asleep? What exactly is sleep? Why does a lack of sleep impair our cognitive abilities and leave us vulnerable to a host of medical issues ranging from obesity to reduced resistance to infectious disease?

    Ok but feels like could be condensed into 3h

    It's a series of great lectures but more about sleep research than sleep itself. I find myself listening to 30min bits that explain a specific researc..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 August 2015 by Daniel ()
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain |  The Great Courses

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Jason M. Satterfield
    Overall
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    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. In 24 engaging half-hour lectures, you'll build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with the expert guidance of Professor Satterfield of the University of California, San Francisco.

    impressively interesting

    As i am studying a counselling diploma, i was looking for a better understanding of CBT. I could not have asked for more! Everything was explained so ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 July 2016 by Emma ()
  • How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy |  The Great Courses

    How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Kimberlee Bethany Bonura
    Overall
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    Wouldn't it be great if you could wake up every morning with an unending reserve of energy? Get a step-by-step guide and toolkit that will spark your life with a jolt of vitality. It's not just a list of "superfoods" or trendy exercises; the course takes a rigorous scientific approach to human vitality. Energy is a limited resource; learn to allocate yours in the best way possible to make the most of each day.

    Ok

    You don't need to wade through hours of this.

    Here's a summary

    - Sleep well
    - eat and drink well
    - do yoga
    - d..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 May 2017 by Chris Bledsoe ()
  • Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine |  The Great Courses

    Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Roy Benaroch
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    In Dr. Benaroch's 24 lectures, experience for yourself the high-stakes drama and medical insights of life in an everyday emergency department: the most intense department in any hospital and home to the kind of split-second decision making, troubleshooting, and detective work that can make the difference between a patient's life and death.

    Not for medical professionals

    I am a nurse, and bought this thinking I might learn a few little bits without having to put must effort into learning....
    I found this course ver..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 September 2017 by Camilla ()
  • Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases |  The Great Courses

    Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Roy Benaroch
    Overall
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    There's an art and science behind how doctors diagnose and treat medical patients. Where do doctors get these skills? The Grand Rounds experience, where they practice how to make accurate diagnoses by examining real patients. And with Dr. Benaroch's 24 unique lectures, you'll explore how a master physician solves medical problems just like a detective.

    Good

    Learnt a lot, enjoyable, easy to pick up and put down. Good content and good delivery.

    Reviewed on 03 July 2014 by mr (west sussex, United Kingdom)
  • Medical School for Everyone: Pediatrics Grand Rounds |  The Great Courses

    Medical School for Everyone: Pediatrics Grand Rounds

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Roy Benaroch
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    Pediatrics, which focuses on the medical care of children from birth through adolescence, is one of the most fascinating areas of modern medicine. To step into the shoes of a trained pediatrician is to better understand how these medical heroes diagnose common and uncommon illnesses in their young patients, helping each child grow into his or her greatest potential. In these 24 lectures, don the doctor's white coat for an accessible journey into the world of pediatric medicine to solve medical mysteries.

    very useful

    i liked it a lot, just had a paediatric rotation, what was discussed actually does come up. not a replacement for the actual textbook, but a pleasant ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 September 2016 by UMAGA ()
  • The Science of Integrative Medicine |  The Great Courses

    The Science of Integrative Medicine

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Brent A. Bauer
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    The Science of Integrative Medicine, produced in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic - one of the finest health institutions on the planet - provides you with 12 informative lectures on the science-based facts and historical context of commonly used integrative treatments. You'll get a foundational explanation of this diverse new field of medicine, which will give you the knowledge you need to explore these techniques and improve your wellness.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • The Aging Brain |  The Great Courses

    The Aging Brain

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Thad A. Polk
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    We're all getting older every day, and scientific research has shown that starting in our 20s, some brain functions begin a linear decline. But is old age all doom and gloom? Not at all! While it's true that some functions in the aging brain decline, neuroscientists have discovered that many other brain functions remain stable - or even improve - as we age.

    A PhD Style Self Aggrandising Thesis

    The basics whilst almost too simplistic are worth their inclusion. The advertising for blind alley research are understandable as a basis for claiming..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 January 2017 by keo999 ()
  • Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You |  The Great Courses

    Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Peter M. Vishton
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    The brain is an astounding organ, and today neuroscientists have more insights than ever about how it works - as well as strategies for helping us live better every day. These 24 practical lectures give you a wealth of useful strategies for improving your well-being. By presenting evidence-based "hacks" for your brain, Professor Vishton empowers you to take charge of your life and perform better all around.

    Outstanding

    There are many words that could be used for this book but I thing the one above sums it up best. Just wonderful to read and many tips to out smart you..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 December 2016 by Steve Parke ()
  • Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience |  The Great Courses

    Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Indre Viskontas
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    Much of the layperson's knowledge of the brain is predicated on a lack of understanding about this mysterious organ. To start building a more straightforward, accurate understanding of current breakthroughs in neuroscience, you have to start by shattering popular brain myths.

    A Really Great Course!

    I have taken very many Great Courses and, without doubt, this has been the best so far. It is both informative as well as accessible and the presenta..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 May 2017 by Rodney Jones ()
  • How to Make Stress Work for You |  The Great Courses

    How to Make Stress Work for You

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Kimberlee Bethany Bonura, PhD
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    Trying to live a completely stress-free life is a zero-sum game. The true goal of your relationship with stress is to figure out how to manage it effectively, how to use it to build and support a meaningful, resilient life. In these 18 enriching and inspiring lectures, discover how to manage and minimize the stress in your life. You'll explore the nuances of stress in ways you never really considered. Rooted in scientific findings from experiments, research papers, and case studies, these lectures offer you nothing less than a bold new way of facing (and appreciating) daily life.

    The greatest book for managing stress

    this book make a big change in my perspective to stress. and increase my happiness.

    Reviewed on 10 March 2017 by Oshri ()
  • The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief |  The Great Courses

    The Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Barbara K. Bruce
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    If your life or the life of someone you love has been hijacked by pain, you're not alone. One out of every three US adults lives with chronic pain - pain that can rob you of your vitality, confidence, friendships, intimacy, and even your will to live. But it doesn't have to be that way. That's why the experts at Mayo Clinic have teamed with The Great Courses to craft this research-based guide to pain relief and recovery.

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  • Food, Science, and the Human Body |  The Great Courses

    Food, Science, and the Human Body

    • ORIGINAL (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Alyssa Crittenden
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    What foods did the human body evolve to eat, and why? How does the food we eat affect our genes and our minds? What foods are (and aren't) optimal for our everyday health? How can we use cutting-edge science to end world hunger? In these 36 lectures, get eye-opening answers to these and other perplexing questions about the evolution of the human diet and its relationship to our bodies.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence |  The Great Courses

    Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Jason M. Satterfield
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    We have all had experiences with people that prove that those with the highest IQs are not always the most successful. What could these very smart people be missing? Chances are it's emotional intelligence (EQ) - the ability to perceive, understand, and manage emotions in ourselves and others. Sounds very powerful, doesn't it? Could we really manage our own emotions, as opposed to having our emotions run the show? Could we really effect change in the emotions of our coworkers or family members?

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  • The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life |  The Great Courses

    The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

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    • Narrated By Dr. Eddie O'Connor
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    "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" "Practice. Practice. Practice." Today, the relatively new science of performance psychology tells us that old answer is incomplete at best. In The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life, clinical sport psychologist Eddie O'Connor, PhD, shares the best ways for you to reach your personal Carnegie Hall based on the latest scientific research - whether your performance environment is music, dance, business, or sport.

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