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The Compass of Pleasure

The Compass of Pleasure

How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good

  • Author: David J. Linden
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101476413
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure-and how pleasures can become addictions. Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal. In The Compass of Pleasure Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. As he did in his award-winning book, The Accidental Mind, Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but that can easily become compulsive. Why are drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive while LSD is not? Why has the search for safe appetite suppressants been such a disappointment? The Compass of Pleasure concludes with a provocative consideration of pleasure in the future, when it may be possible to activate our pleasure circuits at will and in entirely novel patterns.

The Compass of Friendship

The Compass of Friendship

Narratives, Identities, and Dialogues

  • Author: William K. Rawlins
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1452214050
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 248
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2012 Recipient of the Gerald R. Miller Book Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association (NCA) 2009 Recipient of the David R. Maines Narrative Research Award from the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association (NCA) "The book is a valuable addition to the literature on friendship. Faculty who teach relationship development will find useful material for themselves and their students. Relationship researchers will find dozens of possible studies in these pages. Finally, any thoughtful person interested in relationship quality could profit from reading this interesting treatment of one of life's most valuable attributes—our friends." - Phil Backlund, University of Denver Exploring how friends use dialogue and storytelling to construct identities, deal with differences, make choices, and build inclusive communities, The Compass of Friendship examines communication dialectically across private, personal friendships as well as public, political friendships. Author William K. Rawlins uses compelling examples and cases from literature, films, dialogue and storytelling between actual friends, student discussions of cross-sex friendships, and interviews with interracial friends. Throughout the book, he invites readers to consider such questions as: What are the possibilities for enduring, close friendships between men and women? How far can friendship's practices extend into public life to facilitate social justice? What are the predicaments and promises of friendships that bridge racial boundaries? How useful and realistic are the ideals and activities of friendship for serving the well-lived lives of individuals, groups, and larger collectives?

Locke and the Compass of Human Understanding

Locke and the Compass of Human Understanding

A Selective Commentary on the 'Essay'

  • Author: John W. Yolton
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521078385
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 234
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Professor Yolton delves into John Locke's most important work, the Essay Concerning Human Understanding.

The Compass of Light, Volume 2: Etymology in the Great Invocation

The Compass of Light, Volume 2: Etymology in the Great Invocation

  • Author: Torkom Saraydarian
  • Publisher: Starling Hunter
  • ISBN: 0929874978
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 4
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The Compass of Life

The Compass of Life

(A Novel)

  • Author: Ira Karten; Harold Stoler
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781475904666
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 388
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Once inside, he opened his safe and proceeded to shred each page of his notes on the mutated form of the AIDS virus, which he had been working on for all those years. Then he destroyed all but a syringe full of the microorganism, which he then proceeded to inject into himself through his thigh. A contented feeling passed through his body, as the beginning of his plan advanced without a hassle. Imagine a world where the AIDS virus mutates into a more deadly form that becomes communicable by touch and leaves those it doesn't kill sterile. The top scientists in the world are baffled-and they can't stop it. This nightmarish scenario becomes reality in the year 2241. The remnants of the biological catastrophe caused by FS Syndrome have created a world where any type of intimacy is strictly prohibited. It is here that Susan 170 and Bob 162, two very different people, fall in love with each other. Follow their saga as they attempt the unthinkable possibility of a physical relationship and as they are pursued by two ruthless, unrelenting police officers out to protect society by destroying them. Can the compass of life determine the future of these individuals and this world?

The Compass of Sigma Gamma Epsilon

The Compass of Sigma Gamma Epsilon

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Earth sciences
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Dreams of the Compass Rose

Dreams of the Compass Rose

  • Author: Vera Nazarian
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN: 193099785X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 311
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What is the nature of evil? When a young warrior of a dark race finds himself bound in servitude to a beautiful cruel princess, his loyalty becomes entwined with something more horrifying and mysterious than endless night falling over the ancient desert. When a courageous young servant reveals her hidden wisdom to the madman conqueror of the world, her fate is joined to a nightmare suspended beyond death and outside the universe. Two souls from different times -- their destinies connected through hundreds of other lives and generations, through soft whispers of the wind, through ancient truths that lie buried in an island between worlds. Both souls enslaved through dream and desire in an endless conflict between truth and illusion. They can only be set free by the wonder of the Compass Rose.

The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure ...

The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure ...

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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The Paradox of Generosity

The Paradox of Generosity

Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose

  • Author: Christian Smith,Hilary Davidson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019939492X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1978
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Determining why, when, and to whom people feel compelled to be generous affords invaluable insight into positive and problematic ways of life. Organ donation, volunteering, and the funding of charities can all be illuminated by sociological and psychological perspectives on how American adults conceive of and demonstrate generosity. Focusing not only on financial giving but on the many diverse forms generosity can take, Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson show the deep impact-usually good, sometimes destructive-that giving has on individuals. The Paradox of Generosity is the first study to make use of the cutting-edge empirical data collected in Smith's groundbreaking, multidisciplinary, five-year Science of Generosity Initiative. It draws on an extensive survey of 2,000 Americans, more than sixty in-depth interviews with individuals across twelve states, and analysis of over 1,000 photographs and other visual materials. This wealth of evidence reveals a consistent link between demonstrating generosity and leading a better life: more generous people are happier, suffer fewer illnesses and injuries, live with a greater sense of purpose, and experience less depression. Smith and Davidson also show, however, that to achieve a better life a person must practice generosity regularly-random acts of kindness are not enough. Offering a wide range of vividly illustrative case studies, this volume will be a crucial resource for anyone seeking to understand the true impact and meaning of generosity.

Landing Page Optimization

Landing Page Optimization

The Definitive Guide to Testing and Tuning for Conversions

  • Author: Tim Ash,Maura Ginty,Rich Page
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118234537
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 480
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A fully updated guide to making your landing pages profitable Effective Internet marketing requires that you test and optimize your landing pages to maximize exposure and conversion rate. This second edition of a bestselling guide to landing page optimization includes case studies with before-and-after results as well as new information on web site usability. It covers how to prepare all types of content for testing, how to interpret results, recognize the seven common design mistakes, and much more. Included is a gift card for Google AdWords. Features fully updated information and case studies on landing page optimization Shows how to use Google's Website Optimizer tool, what to test and how to prepare your site for testing, the pros and cons of different test strategies, how to interpret results, and common site design mistakes Provides a step-by-step implementation plan and advice on getting support and resources Landing Page Optimization, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to increasing conversions and improving profits.