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The Smarter Screen

The Smarter Screen

Surprising Ways to Influence and Improve Online Behavior

  • Author: Shlomo Benartzi
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698194306
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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A leading behavioral economist reveals the tools that will improve our decision making on screens Office workers spend the majority of their waking hours staring at screens. Unfortunately, few of us are aware of the visual biases and behavioral patterns that influence our thinking when we’re on our laptops, iPads, smartphones, or smartwatches. The sheer volume of information and choices available online, combined with the ease of tapping "buy," often make for poor decision making on screens. In The Smarter Screen, behavioral economist Shlomo Benartzi reveals a tool kit of interventions for the digital age. Using engaging reader exercises and provocative case studies, Benartzi shows how digital designs can influence our decision making on screens in all sorts of surprising ways. For example: • You’re more likely to add bacon to your pizza if you order online. • If you read this book on a screen, you’re less likely to remember its content. • You might buy an item just because it’s located in a screen hot spot, even if better options are available. • If you shop using a touch screen, you’ll probably overvalue the product you’re considering. • You’re more likely to remember a factoid like this one if it’s displayed in an ugly, difficult-to-read font. Drawing on the latest research on digital nudging, Benartzi reveals how we can create an online world that helps us think better, not worse. From the Hardcover edition.

Optimization and Security Challenges in Smart Power Grids

Optimization and Security Challenges in Smart Power Grids

  • Author: Vijay Pappu,Marco Carvalho,Panos Pardalos
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642381340
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 220
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This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research on “Systems and Optimization Aspects of Smart Grid Challenges.” The authors have compiled and integrated different aspects of applied systems optimization research to smart grids, and also describe some of its critical challenges and requirements. The promise of a smarter electricity grid could significantly change how consumers use and pay for their electrical power, and could fundamentally reshape the current Industry. Gaining increasing interest and acceptance, Smart Grid technologies combine power generation and delivery systems with advanced communication systems to help save energy, reduce energy costs and improve reliability. Taken together, these technologies support new approaches for load balancing and power distribution, allowing optimal runtime power routing and cost management. Such unprecedented capabilities, however, also present a set of new problems and challenges at the technical and regulatory levels that must be addressed by Industry and the Research Community.

C2 Education The Smarter College Essay Writing Guide 2010 Edition

C2 Education The Smarter College Essay Writing Guide 2010 Edition

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: C2 Education
  • ISBN: 0982358903
  • Category: College applications
  • Page: 109
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The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography

The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography

  • Author: Dariusz Wójcik
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198755600
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 936
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The first fifteen years of the 21st century have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of growth, equity, stability, and sustainability facing the world economy. In addition, they have exposed the inadequacies of mainstream economics in providing answers to these challenges. This volume gathers over 50 leading scholars from around the world to offer a forward-looking perspective of economic geography to understanding the various building blocks, relationships, and trajectories in the world economy. The perspective is at the same time grounded in theory and in the experiences of particular places. Reviewing state-of-the-art of economic geography, setting agendas, and with illustrations and empirical evidence from all over the world, the book should be an essential reference for students, researchers, as well as strategists and policy makers. Building on the success of the first edition, this volume offers a radically revised, updated, and broader approach to economic geography. With the backdrop of the global financial crisis, finance is investigated in chapters on financial stability, financial innovation, global financial networks, the global map of savings and investments, and financialization. Environmental challenges are addressed in chapters on resource economies, vulnerability of regions to climate change, carbon markets, and energy transitions. Distribution and consumption feature alongside more established topics on the firm, innovation, and work. The handbook also captures the theoretical and conceptual innovations of the last fifteen years, including evolutionary economic geography and the global production networks approach. Addressing the dangers of inequality, instability, and environmental crisis head-on, the volume concludes with strategies for growth and new ways of envisioning the spatiality of economy for the future.

The Smarter Science of Slim

The Smarter Science of Slim

What the Actual Experts Have Proven about Weight Loss, Health, and Fitness

  • Author: Jonathan Bailor
  • Publisher: Aavia Publishing
  • ISBN: 0983520801
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 369
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As our knowledge of the human body becomes ever more exact, scientists have made remarkable leaps forward in many fields. Yet for one question that many of us would like answered--What causes the body to burn fat?--we find all sorts of confusing claims. Since we know so much about how our body works, can't science tell us the answer? As it turns out, science already has.I have spent over ten years reading thousands of fat-loss studies. Not theories promoted by diet gurus. Only the proven data.My investigation uncovered all kinds of scientific findings: - Studies stating how certain foods cripple our ability to burn fat - Scientists showing how to burn fat while eating more food - Researchers revealing how to get all the benefits of traditional exercise in a tenth of the time - Physiologists finding out how eating less sets us up to gain fat in the long run - Doctors discussing how a few minutes of a new form of exercise immunizes us against fat gain - Endocrinologists explaining how we fix the underlying condition causing us to gain fat We deserve to know the proven facts about fat loss, but who has time to read tens of thousands of pages of scientific studies? The study took me more than a decade. It should not take you that long because the facts have been summarized in this book. They have also been simplified, so anyone who wants to lose weight can understand them. Make no mistake. Tons of clinical studies have shown the best way to trim off those unwanted pounds.It is time to stop listening to marketing myths about how to lose weight. We tried it. It failed. It is time to move on to a smarter science of slim.?Proven and practical.? ?Dr. Theodoros Kelesidis Harvard & UCLA Medical Schools ?The latest and best scientific research.? ?Dr. John J. Ratey Harvard Medical School ?An important piece of work.? ?Dr. Anthony Accurso Johns Hopkins ?Smart and health promoting.? ?Dr. JoAnn E. Manson Harvard Medical School ?The last diet book you will ever need to buy.? ?Dr. Larry Dossey Medical City Dallas Hospital ?Revolutionary, surprising, and scientifically sound.? ?Dr. Jan Friden University of Gothenburg ?Compelling, simple, and practical.? ?Dr. Steve Yeaman Newcastle University ?Stimulating and provocative.? ?Dr. Soren Toubro University of Copenhagen ?Amazing and important research.? ?Dr. Wayne Westcott Quincy College ?Brilliant. Will end your confusion once and for all.? ?Dr. William Davis Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology, author of Wheat Belly ?Bailor's work stands alone.? ?Maik Wiedenbach World Cup and Olympic Athlete ?Bailor opens the black box of fat loss and makes it simple for you to explore the facts.? ?Joel Harper Dr. Oz Show fitness expert ?A groundbreaking paradigm shift. It gets results and changes lives.? ?Jade Teta, ND, CSCS author of The New ME Diet

The Smarter Study Skills Companion

The Smarter Study Skills Companion

  • Author: Kathleen McMillan,Jonathan Weyers
  • Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: College student orientation
  • Page: 578
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This essential reference book has been written by experts and tested on students and will help any Higher Education student to focus their efforts, trouble-shoot any problems and thrive in their University studies.

Knowledge Management and the Smarter Lawyer

Knowledge Management and the Smarter Lawyer

  • Author: Gretta Rusanow
  • Publisher: ALM Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781588521163
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 484
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Outlines specific strategies for leveraging a law firm's collective knowledge by implementing systems and processes to support the identification, capture, and dissemination of staff's legal and marketing expertise to advance business objectives. Author has offices in Sydney and in New York.

PC Magazine

PC Magazine

The Independent Guide to IBM-standard Personal Computing

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: IBM microcomputers
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The Smarter Bomb

The Smarter Bomb

Women and Children as Suicide Bombers

  • Author: Anat Berko
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1442219548
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 212
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This compelling book offers a unique glimpse into the motivations of suicide bombers, especially women and children, and those who recruit and dispatch them. As a woman and a mother, Anat Berko was able to win the trust of imprisoned bombers and speak with them intimately. Entering Israel’s most heavily secured cells, she met with female and adolescent would-be suicide bombers and their dispatchers, lawyers, and interrogators. The personal stories are greatly enriched by the inclusion of the sketches and letters many prisoners gave to the author. She explores vital questions surrounding the forces that lead individuals to place explosives on their bodies, kill and injure scores of civilians, and take their own lives. The answers offer a rare and candid portrayal that will be essential reading for all those wanting to understand the interior world of suicide bombers and how to communicate with terrorists.

Beware of smart people! Redefining the smart city paradigm towards inclusive urbanism

Beware of smart people! Redefining the smart city paradigm towards inclusive urbanism

Proceedings of the 2015 “Beware of Smart People!” symposium

  • Author: Stollmann, Jörg,Wolf, Konrad,Brück, Andreas,Frank, Sybille,Million, Angela,Misselwitz, Philipp,Schlaack, Johanna,Schröder, Carolin
  • Publisher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
  • ISBN: 3798328463
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 120
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The Smart City paradigm aims at resource efficient urban development by means of ICT implementation. Cities where we work and conduct our research are building Smart City strategies and that research institutions increasingly fund research into the development of smart infrastructure and. Smart Cities are considered a radical paradigm shift and motors of technological innovation: economic growth, higher quality of life, efficiency and risk control in the face of shrinking resources and impending climate change. This smartification is contrasted by increasing calls by civil society and urban social movements for more encompassing inclusion in decision-making. New urban actors are acquiring agency through situated knowledge, local expertise, social networking, and cooperation and collaboration skills. Behind these movements a seemingly parallel discourse to the “Smart City” paradigm is gaining ground – the discourse of the commons. Commons are defined as the combination of resources, people and practices: resources which are defined and managed by a group of people – of commoners – and a practice of commoning that looks after, takes care for and fosters this resource without exhausting it. Commoning is a practice that seems closer than any other practice to a sustainable way of life. Are these two discourses – the discourse on the Smart City and the discourse on the urban commons – irreconcilable antagonists or do they share a common ground which needs to be uncovered, developed and advocated. This question is by no means merely theoretical. It is also a very practical question which pertains to the management and distribution of the resources we depend on. It is a very political question as it demands negotiation and the taking of sides. And it is an ethical question in that it relates to how we respect and stand up for each other – our fellow human beings and also the non-human nature for which we are responsible. The essays and transcripts of the symposium “Beware of Smart People!” want to make a first contribution and stimulate future research in the field. Das Paradigma der Smart City ist Ausdruck der Ambition, Stadtentwicklung durch die Anwendung von IKT effizient und Ressourcen schonend zu gestalten. Städte in denen wir arbeiten und über die wir forschen entwickeln Smart City Strategien und Forschungsförderung spezialisiert sich zunehmend auf die Entwicklung „smarter“ Infrastrukturen und Steuerungsmechanismen. Smart Cities werden als radikaler Paradigmenwechsel gelesen und als Motoren technologischer Entwicklung: ökonomisches Wachstum, höhere Lebensqualität, Effizienz und Risikokontrolle angesichts abnehmender Ressourcen und drohenden Klimawandels. Dieser „Smartifizierung“ stehen die zunehmenden Forderungen zivilgesellschaftlicher Gruppen und sozialer Bewegungen für mehr und umfassendere Einbindung in Entscheidungsprozesse entgegen. Neue urbane Akteure werden zu Agenten, indem sie ihre Erfahrungswissen, ihre lokalen Kenntnisse, ihre sozialen Netzwerke und Fähigkeiten zur Kooperation und Kollaboration einbringen. Hintergrund diese Bewegungen ist ein augenscheinlich paralleler Diskurs zur „Smart City“ welcher sich zunehmend Gehör verschafft – der Diskurs über die Gemeingüter, die Commons. Commons werden definiert als das Zusammenspiel von Ressourcen, Menschen und Praktiken: Ressourcen, die von einer Gemeinschaft – den Commonern - definiert und verwaltet werden, und eine Praxis des Commoning, welche die Ressource schonend bewirtschaftet ohne sie zu verbrauchen. In diesem Sinne scheint Commoning eine Praxis, die einer nachhaltigen Lebensweise am nächsten kommt. Sind diese zwei Diskurse – der Diskurs über die Smart City und jener über die urbanen Gemeingüter – unvereinbare Antagonisten oder teilen sie Gemeinsamkeiten, welche offen gelegt, weiter entwickelt und verfechtet werden sollten? Diese Frage ist keineswegs eine rein theoretische. Sie ist eine sehr praktische Frage, da sie auf das die Verteilung und das Management lebenswichtiger Ressourcen zielt. Sie ist eine politische Frage, da sie Auseinandersetzung und Parteinahme einfordert. Und sie ist eine ethische Frage, denn sie fordert gegenseitigen Respekt und Einsatz ein – für unsere Mitmenschen sowie für die nichtmenschliche Natur für die wir Verantwortung tragen. Die Texte und Aufzeichnungen des Symposiums „Beware of Smart People!“ wollen hierzu einen Beitrag leisten und zukünftige Forschungsvorhaben stimulieren.