Language : English
Published : 2016-03-07
Pages : 496
My Health Technology for Seniors: Take Charge of Your Health Through Technology
My Health Technology for Seniors is the first easy guide to today’s revolutionary health technologies. Learn to use your computer, smartphone, and other devices to manage your health and get help when you need it. Whether it’s sleep, exercise, diet, heart health, diabetes, or asthma, this book shows you how to stay healthier, happier, and in charge of your life. With step-by-step instructions, full-color screen shots, and an easy-to-read design, this shows you how to: * Succeed at eating right and staying fit with help from new technologies that are fun and easy * Sleep better and manage stress more effectively * Manage chronic conditions and save money on medications and costly medical procedures * Transform your smartphone into a powerful glucose monitor, blood pressure monitor, and medication usage tracker for asthma and COPD management * Track, protect, and improve your heart health * Use in-home technology to stay safer and prepare for emergencies * Get valuable advice and support from online communities * Choose online health resources you can trust * And much more.
About the Author
Lonzell Watson, recently honored by the University of Kentucky’s 2014-15 College of Communication and Information Outstanding Alumnus Award, has been fascinated with technology ever since he disassembled his first Commodore 64 computer in grade school and then attempted to put it back together. He went on to work a 100-mile paper route for an entire year, just to buy his first Apple computer, and he has been writing about technology ever since. Lonzell helped pay his way through college making house calls to individuals who were 50 years of age and older, helping them learn how to use common software programs, how to use their hardware, how to buy new computers, and even helping them set up home networks. Lonzell went on to work as an IT consultant for clients including the J. Peterman Company, Time Warner Communications, and Verizon Wireless. Lonzell is the award-winning author of Teach Yourself Visually iPad, for which he won the 2010 International Award of Excellence from the Society for Technical Communication. This work also earned Lonzell the Distinguished Technical Communication award and Best of Show 2010 from the STC. Lonzell was also presented the Award of Excellence for Teach Yourself Visually iPhoto ’09 in 2009. He is the author of other popular titles, including My Samsung Galaxy Tab, My Amazon Fire Phone, Teach Yourself Visually iPad 2, My HTC EVO 3D, the Canon VIXIA HD Digital Field Guide, Final Cut Pro 6 for Digital Video Editor’s Only, and Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video. Currently, Lonzell is the owner of Creative Intelligence LLC, an instructional design and technical writing company, whose courseware is being used to train the CIA, FBI, NASA, and all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. With a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Development, Lonzell has taught Digital Asset Creation to graduate students at Bellevue University, has been a frequent contributor to StudioMonthly.com, and an author for one of the leading online learning companies, Lynda.com. Lonzell’s writing has been syndicated, with hundreds of published tutorials and tips that help demystify consumer electronics and software. Find out more at the author’s website: www.creativeintel.com
Tourism can be a challenging subject for students because it is both dynamic and susceptible to economic turbulence and shifts in trends. Tourism: A Modern Synthesis is an essential textbook for tourism students looking for a clear and comprehensive introduction to their studies which helps overcome these challenges. The authors apply a strong business approach to the subject reflecting developments in the teaching and content of modern courses and the text covers both key principles and contemporary themes and issues at a global scale. It is the ideal guide to Tourism for students across all levels, serving as a point of reference throughout their course.
Plato’s Symposium, written in the early part of the 4th century BC, is set at a drinking party (symposium) attended by some of the leading intellectuals of the day, including Aristophanes, the comic dramatist, Socrates, Plato’s mentor, and Alcibiades, the brilliant but (eventually) treacherous politician. Each guest gives a speech in praise of the benefits of desire and its role in the good and happy human life. At the core of the work stands Socrates’ praise of philosophical desire, and an argument for the superiority of the philosophical life as the best route to happiness. This edition provides an accessible and engaging new translation by M. C. Howatson, and a substantial introduction, by Frisbee Sheffield, which guides the reader through the various parts of the dialogue and reflects on its central arguments. A chronology and detailed notes on the participants help to set this enduring work in context.
This is a comprehensive textbook designed for students of tourism and hospitality management. It provides a balanced approach to the subject, covering all the key concepts, and is well supported by examples, illustrations, and cases. The text elaborates on the environment of tourism marketing, market segmentation, targeting, and positioning. Due to its practical applications, the book would also be useful for practising tourism professionals.
Hue, the ancient, royal capital of Vietnam, is a city remarkable in its strive for greatness and to achieve breathtaking beauty. Despite its many dramatic historic events, from conflicts between ancient Vietnam and the now extinct kingdoms of Champa to the 19th and 20th century French occupation and becoming the victim of the Tet offensive in 1968, much of Hue’s classical architecture survives. The exquisite royal lifestyle is still visible in the Imperial Citadel, still reflected in the Hue Museum of Fine Arts and vividly reproduced in Nguyen mausoleums in the Valley of the Tombs. ‘Royal Hue’ traces the development of this magnificent imperial capital from its humble beginnings in the 14th century until its position as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1993. The book also documents the 143 years of Nguyen rule when under 13 emperors Hue was built and rebuilt, each time grander and more opulent than the last, until in 1945 the last emperor Boa Dai handed over his Royal Seal and Sword of Mandate to representatives of the new President Ho Chi Minh.With an authoritative and lively text by Vietnamese-British historian Dr Vu Hong Lien and evocative photographs by Paisarn Piemmettawat, ‘Royal Hue’ is the perfect guide for the discerning cultural explorer to this world heritage site.