In his new book, investment expert Jim Jubak explores the "new normal" of market volatility. With remarkable insights into the zeitgeist of financial markets and the economy, Jubak combines the big macro trends with the more mundane aspects of life to depict why volatility is here to stay, why things are not going to get any calmer soon, and how you can make investing decisions to profit off this new reality. He presents a unified picture that extends far beyond a narrow view of financial markets, exploring the consequences of using global central banks - the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan, the People's Bank of China, and the European Central Bank - as cash machines; the debt model of growth now used worldwide; and the demographics of aging and the coming war between the young and the old. He also looks at social trends including the anxiety of affluence, particularly the mismatch between the guaranteed cost of education and the uncertainty of future earnings; the real estate "barbell" and the consequences of viewing a home as a financial asset and not simply a place to live; and energy, climate, water, and food insecurity. Jubak's mission is to teach investors how to stay sane when people think the sky is falling. In showing what is causing all of this volatility, he provides practical solutions for how you can smartly respond, build a portfolio, and profit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007712/bk_brll_007712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SOS: Help for Parents improves the behavior and emotional adjustment of children, ages two to 12. Used internationally by parents, educators, and counselors, this parenting audiobook is translated into 18 languages and was updated in 2013. You learn the best methods for improving your child's behavior and for reducing stress in your life. You learn essential child rearing rules, how to avoid four common child rearing errors, primary methods for increasing good behavior, major methods for stopping bad behavior, active ignoring, Grandmas Rule, how to avoid nine common time-out mistakes, time-out for toys that misbehave, how to handle children who rebel against time-out, using points and contracts, logical consequences, natural consequences, behavior penalty, and helping your child express feelings. Additional behaviors dealt with include noncompliance, not minding, strong-willed behavior, oppositional and defiant behavior, aggression, ADHD, dressing problems, sibling conflict, tantrums, attention seeking, immature behavior, avoidance of chores, homework resistance, communication problems, and managing bad behavior away from home. Also, you will learn how to partner with your child’s teacher to improve school adjustment. Your relationship with your child will improve. The Menu of Solutions for 46 Problem Behaviors guides you in selecting the best methods for handling the most challenging behaviors. Video clips of SOS: Help for Parents are at sosprograms. Parents worldwide are using SOS: Help for Parents. It is translated into Spanish, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese (Beijing Normal University Press), Korean, Chinese (Taiwan), Hungarian, Arabic, Icelandic, Portuguese, Dutch (The Netherlands), and Russian. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Brinkley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023372/bk_acx0_023372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thoroughly revised and expanded update to the book that critics are calling the first true investing book for the "new normal" You entrusted your financial security to the “experts,” and now you’re wondering what it’ll take to recover from the economic crisis and get back on your feet. In this updated and expanded edition of his critically-acclaimed guide to staying rich in good times and bad, financial planner and investment strategist Jason Vanclef delivers more straight answers and solid solutions - and he takes a well-earned poke or two at Wall Street in the process. According to Vanclef, True Asset Class Diversification is the best way to build the solid financial foundation you need for a secure future. And he puts his money where his mouth is with a comprehensive, easy-to-understand and use plan for maximizing your investments - not just cutting your losses. Learn the unvarnished truth about "tried and true" Wall Street practices and why stocks and bonds are not the answer - and which investment vehicles are. Find out how to diversify into oil/gas, equipment, notes, real estate, bullion and rare coins the way the super-rich do - information that Wall Street doesn’t want you to have. Get priceless advice on whether or not to pay off your home or pay cash for a car and how to build your wealth more efficiently. Discover the pitfalls of insurance and Variable/Fixed/Index Fixed annuities that agents will never tell you about. Get the lowdown on advanced income tax reduction strategies, discounted Roth IRA conversions, and asset protection techniques that will help protect your hard earned wealth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Shetterly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000942/bk_gdan_000942_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The way you understand your own and other people´s emotions…will not only influence the relationship with your partner, family, and friends…maybe even more importantly, with colleagues, your manager, and peers at work.Improving your emotional intelligence can have a big positive influence on all aspects of your life, and even directly increase your income and career trajectory.The fact that emotional intelligence has become an important part of the curriculum of $66,000 MBA programs leaves clues as well.Here´s a small part of what you´ll discover inside Masculine Emotional Intelligence:Use "the emotional X-ray scan" to recognize emotions from other people, solely based on body language and facial expressions. Mastering this will get you a lot of respect and a high social status and can be used both at work as at home. (Warning: This can give you an unfair advantage.)Why society gives men in general an unfair disadvantage regarding emotional intelligence…and what you can do about it today.The "instant chill pill" so you return quickly to normal speaking volume and de-escalate the tension when you’re angry or having a fight with your partner. Works even if you´re boiling with rage.An eye-opening, real-life example of how low emotional intelligence can cost you your career. Learn from this harrowing example, so you can prevent it happening to you. How to analyze your emotions at work, so you can strategically plan your behaviors and reactions. Three ways to effectively manage your frustrations, so you avoid suffering from the consequences when you get mad. Four proven methods to reduce nervousness and worrying, so you can focus your thoughts and energy on solutions. Three down-to-earth and practical tips to manage your anger, so you can avoid a divorce or lay-off. The six steps to discover your own emotions, to prevent broken relationships and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seth Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159986/bk_acx0_159986_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
International Parental Child Abduction is a harsh action of one parent, who usually belongs to another country by nationality or residence. Post marital disputes, a normal phenomenon of family life, may be solved unilaterally by one parent disappearing with all or some of the kids and taking refuge in his or her homeland. With modern global openness Muslims, traveling to this country or other for various reasons, may get married to spouses from the countries they have visited or lived in. In most cases they choose to live in the husband s country. The reverse is also true.However, in the heat of possible family disputes, crossing the borders home with the children will satisfy the angered parent and appears like finding a lifebuoy in an angry ocean. The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction tries to bring the world family to agreement as to the appropriate and conformed solution of such unfair game by one parent towards both the other parent and the children. The merger of religion and law makes the position of Muslim countries towards this important treaty blurred.This Book tries to suggest feasible solutions.
Design and Construction of a home-made ultrasound trapping device to manipulate and separate cells were conducted using ultrasond standing waves pattern created within the chamber between the source and the stainless steel reflector in the other side of the chamber. The effect of number of experimental conditions on trapping efficiency was conducted e.g. Wave intensity, Power, and application time. The performance two ultrasonic trapping chambers, cylindrical and cuboidal, at different intensities continuous wave ultrasound were investigated. The effect of media concentration on trapping time and velocity of the cell was investigated on colloidal and normal aqueous solutions with different concentration and different type of gels. The whole performance of the experimental conditions was conduct on three different biological cell types with different physical criteria (Yeast, Red blood cells, and E.coli). Monitoring of the cells behavior ring ultrasonic manipulation by using three simple techniques (light microscopy,dielectric measurement and optical absorption technique) was studied.
Alvalade district in Lisbon is presented as an example on how to become an age-friendly neighborhood to deal with a new demographic reality: Portugal is the 5th most aged society in the world (until 2050 only the age groups above 65 are expected to grow). Providing housing conditions for the elderly to age in place, at the city center of Lisbon where they've always lived is urgent, especially because most people prefer to age in place, in their home and friendly neighborhood, instead of moving out into an institution like a nursing home. Based on case studies, the author shows, proposes and discusses how to refurbish the existing apartment buildings in order to become age-friendly, allowing its residents to stay and age in place. Small scale interventions are presented and discussed, turning the normal apartment building into an assisted living facility for the coexistence of different generations. A similar approach is presented and discussed towards the urban space around these selected buildings, developing small scale urban design solutions necessary for an age-friendly Lisbon, in a human-friendly urban environment.
This book explains how telemedicine can offer solutions capable of improving the care and survival rates of cancer patients and can also help patients to live a normal life in spite of their condition. Different fields of application - community, hospital and home based - are examined, and detailed attention is paid to the use of tele-oncology in rural/extreme rural settings and in developing countries. The impact of new technologies and the opportunities afforded by the social web are both discussed. The concluding chapters consider eLearning in relation to cancer care and assess the scope for education to improve prevention. No medical condition can shatter people's lives as cancer does today and the need to develop strategies to reduce the disease burden and improve quality of life is paramount. Readers will find this new volume in Springer's TELe Health series to be a rich source of information on the important contribution that can be made by telemedicine in achieving these goals.
The TS-431X2 Quad-core NAS supports four hard drives and comes with a built-in 10GbE SFP+ port for rigorous data processing, providing a cost-effective storage solution for demanding everyday business tasks. Powered by the QTS operating system, the TS-431X2 provides versatile all-in-one server functionalities and unique features including Container Station, which facilitates Internet of Things (IoT) development, and VJBOD (Virtual JBOD), which allows for expanding NAS capacity by using the unused storage of another NAS. The TS-431X2 is an ideal entry-level NAS for businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks. The TS-431X2 also supports Snapshots, allowing you to easily restore your TS-431X2 to a previous state in the event of an unexpected NAS failure or when struck by a ransomware attack. High-performance quad-core CPU with hardware encryption engine The TS-431X2 is equipped with a quad-core AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-314 1.7 GHz processor and 2GB/8GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 8GB). With a 10GbE SFP+ LAN port and two Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-431X2 provides speeds of up to 1014 MB/s to meet the needs of bandwidth-demanding tasks. Supporting AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption, the TS-431X2 provides excellent speeds of up to 357 MB/s while ensuring the confidentiality of sensitive business data stored in the NAS. 10GbE-ready with built-in 10GbE SFP+ port The TS-431X2 not only provides two inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports but also one 10GbE SFP+ port to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks. 10GbE is capable of delivering lightning-fast throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup & restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. SSD cache acceleration The TS-431X2 supports SSD caching to greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes and increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs. Fast Disaster Recovery with Snapshots The TS-431X2 supports block-based Snapshots, which can record and save the state of the file system and the metadata of the files outside the file system at any time. In the event of an unexpected NAS failure or if struck by a ransomware attack, the snapshots remain intact, allowing you to quickly and easily restore the system back to a previous normal state. You can preserve and restore multiple versions of the same file, folder or even the entire volume. The TS-431X2 supports up to 64 snapshots per volume or LUN (up to 256 in total). Snapshot Replica facilitates double protection that replicates snapshots to a remote QNAP NAS or server. Start developing IoT apps with Container Station Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TS-431X2 as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub® Registry for unlimited containerized applications. What's better, Container Station supports the QIoT Containers platform that helps quickly structure your IoT environment and deployment on your private IoT cloud, boosting microservices and modernizing legacy applications to drive more business opportunities. Qfiling automates your file organization Qfiling helps automate file organization for sorting files spread through multiple folders, helping reduce the time needed to find important files. Users can categorize files and determine filing conditions, and schedule filing tasks to be carried out periodically. The “Recipe” feature allows users to save frequently-used filing conditions as an “exclusive recipe”, and the next Qfiling task can be run with just one click using the recipe. Qsirch - A smarter, faster way to search The TS-431X2 supports Qsirch, a search tool for quick file searching. Qsirch supports thumbnail previews, and even remembers your search history, allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. The revamped Qsirch adds “search operators” and advanced search filter and tags, allowing you to find files faster with more precise results. Qsirch also provides a Helper for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks. Centralized email and contact management for improved communication workflows It can be hard to manage emails and contact information that are scattered across multiple computers, devices, and accounts - not to mention if important emails or contact information are lost or become inaccessible due to account closure or device malfunction/loss. QNAP QmailAgent and Qcontactz helps you centrally store and manage emails and contact information, making them accessible to all of your devices at any time - and with the powerful Qsirch search engine, you can easily find specific contacts and emails whenever needed. Take, store, share, and collaborate on notes with Notes Station Notes Station helps organize notes for your personal and working life. You can easily edit text, insert images/files from the NAS, fine-tune images with the image-editing tool, create sharing links to share notes, backup/restore your notes with snapshots, and ensure privacy with password protection and encryption. You can also invite people to collaborate on notes for greater teamwork! Notes Station provides a safe and convenient way of taking notes that are fully under your control on your TS-431X2's private cloud. QTS 4.3 – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system With modularized multiple applications and functions, QTS enhances management efficiency, personal productivity, multimedia, and much more. New intelligent agent services have also been added to simplify system operations and management. The user-friendly QTS features an intelligent desktop that allows you to find desired functions quickly, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently with greater working efficiency, and provides a built-in App Center with install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms, and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences and incorporates advanced features. Secure access with VPN & Proxy Server The new QVPN combines VPN server and VPN client functionality. Through QVPN, the TS-431X2 can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/ IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. The TS-431X2 can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers or virtual private network through PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. VPN Client also allows your NAS to connect to multiple servers at the same time. You can connect your devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN and via VPN Client on your NAS, you can connect to international VPN servers for accessing regionally-restricted services such as Netflix and Hulu in HD Station. The TS-431X2 provides you with various VPN options and helps secure your data transmission. Share and sync files across devices The TS-431X2 supports SMB, NFS and AFP, allowing you to quickly share files to Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX® devices. With QNAP's Qsync utility, the TS-431X2 becomes a safe data center for file synchronization with huge storage potential. Any file uploaded to TS-431X2 can be synchronized to all the linked devices such as computers, laptops and mobile devices. You can also sync shared folders to increase the flexibility of collaboration and file sharing. Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery solutions The TS-431X2 offers flexible backup solutions for Windows® and Mac® users, Volume/LUN snapshots (up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN, and maximum 1,024 snapshots per NAS), Snapshot Replica and Clone*. It also supports Hybrid Backup Sync that consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan. Supported cloud services include Amazon® Glacier, Azure™ Storage, Google Cloud Storage™, Google Drive™, Microsoft® OneDrive® for Business, Dropbox®, Amazon® Drive, Yandex® Disk, Box®, hubiC® and Amazon® S3/OpenStack Swift/WebDAV compatible services.