Positively Type 1: How Living with a Chronic Illness Can be Your Most Powerful Motivator for an Extraordinary Life

Positively Type 1: How Living with a Chronic Illness Can be Your Most Powerful Motivator for an Extraordinary Life

Author: Nick Kundrat

Publisher: OS Press

ISBN: 1641843551

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 136

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Living with diabetes since age 4 has been far from easy. Yet, I don't look back at my life and see my diagnosis as a setback, quite the opposite actually. It has been my single most powerful motivator to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. Diabetes has shaped me into the person I am today and I couldn't be more thankful for it.What you may hear about kids and adults living with type 1 is that while they have a disease, they can still do everything a "normal" person can. This statement has always left a bad taste in my mouth. Diabetes is MUCH more than a burden. It's more than just a barrier to push through to make it to the realm of "normal." Your diagnosis DOES NOT have to be something that holds you back in life. It can be what sets you apart and makes you EXTRAORDINARY. My diabetes has pushed me to far surpass normal and jump headfirst into an exceptional life with exceptional successes (and failures) along the way. With this book, instead of dwelling on the negatives of life with type 1, I chose to highlight the many amazing perks, explain the skills one builds while living with type 1, and share the stories of some amazing young individuals who embody them. Seeing diabetes through a positive lens has allowed me to truly thrive, and through sharing others' stories and mine, I aim to help you do the same.

Think Positively!

Think Positively!

Author: Erica Frydenberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441126610

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Depression is experienced in epidemic proportions in many Western societies. There is concern over the number of young people who are suffering, sometimes to the extent of committing suicide. This book will help prevent stress and depression by taking a positive approach to the promotion of health and wellbeing in young people, giving them the skills to cope with the problems of everyday life. Erica Frydenberg introduces the theory behind a cognitive behavioural approach to coping skills and offers a program of modules that can be used with young people to train them in coping skills. The principle that underscores this program is that we can all do what we do better. If we do not like how we cope in certain contexts we can learn new strategies. It is possible to enhance one's coping if we have a framework within which to do so. The program is universally applicable and can be taught in any group setting, although instructors will be able to bring their own experience to adapt the sessions.

Living with Hearing Difficulties

Living with Hearing Difficulties

Author: Dafydd Stephens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470019856

Category: Medical

Page: 254

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Living with Hearing Difficulties is a source-book for professionals who encounter and support individuals with hearing difficulties. It will also be of interest to people with hearing difficulties themselves and those close to them. The book highlights the concept of audiological enablement as being an interactive process requiring the active involvement of both clinician and patient. The thirteen chapters encompass four sections which broadly follow the categories of the World Health Organization's ICF (2001): Section 1 addresses types of hearing disorders, the impairments they cause and also the process of help seeking. Section 2 deals with the effects of hearing impairment on communication and psychosocial functioning. Section 3 considers the individual in their environment; their family, work, and leisure. Section 4 elaborates on the process of enablement in a non-prescriptive manner. The authors approach the problems and needs from the standpoint of what the patient/client is seeking. Enablement is seen as a team effort between the professionals, the patient and their family in an ever-changing environment. This entails using any relevant techniques to ensure the well-being of the individual with hearing impairment; that end remains very much their goal. The book also has a companion website www.wiley.com/go/stephens which hosts additional downloadable documents as well as a demonstration of the concept of the signal-to-noise ratio.

Connectivity Properties of Group Actions on Non-Positively Curved Spaces

Connectivity Properties of Group Actions on Non-Positively Curved Spaces

Author: Robert Bieri

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821831847

Category: Mathematics

Page: 83

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Generalizing the Bieri-Neumann-Strebel-Renz Invariants, this Memoir presents the foundations of a theory of (not necessarily discrete) actions $\rho$ of a (suitable) group $G$ by isometries on a proper CAT(0) space $M$. The passage from groups $G$ to group actions $\rho$ implies the introduction of 'Sigma invariants' $\Sigma^k(\rho)$ to replace the previous $\Sigma^k(G)$ introduced by those authors. Their theory is now seen as a special case of what is studied here so that readers seeking a detailed treatment of their theory will find it included here as a special case. We define and study 'controlled $k$-connectedness $(CC^k)$' of $\rho$, both over $M$ and over end points $e$ in the 'boundary at infinity' $\partial M$; $\Sigma^k(\rho)$ is by definition the set of all $e$ over which the action is $(k-1)$-connected. A central theorem, the Boundary Criterion, says that $\Sigma^k(\rho) = \partial M$ if and only if $\rho$ is $CC^{k-1}$ over $M$.An Openness Theorem says that $CC^k$ over $M$ is an open condition on the space of isometric actions $\rho$ of $G$ on $M$. Another Openness Theorem says that $\Sigma^k(\rho)$ is an open subset of $\partial M$ with respect to the Tits metric topology. When $\rho(G)$ is a discrete group of isometries the property $CC^{k-1}$ is equivalent to ker$(\rho)$ having the topological finiteness property type '$F_k$'. More generally, if the orbits of the action are discrete, $CC^{k-1}$ is equivalent to the point-stabilizers having type $F_k$. In particular, for $k=2$ we are characterizing finite presentability of kernels and stabilizers. Examples discussed include: locally rigid actions, translation actions on vector spaces (especially those by metabelian groups), actions on trees (including those of $S$-arithmetic groups on Bruhat-Tits trees), and $SL_2$ actions on the hyperbolic plane.

Neuromuscular Diseases

Neuromuscular Diseases

Author: Michael Swash

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447135265

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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In the seven years since the first edition of this book was published there have been many important developments in knowledge of neuromuscular diseases. These are reflected in this new edition. We have taken the opportunity to add much new clinical and scientific material to the book, particularly in relation to metabolic myopathies and neuropathies, and to include more information on genetic aspects of neuromuscular diseases, quantitative electromyo graphic techniques, plexus and root lesions and cardiomyopathies. The aim of the book remains unchanged, but we have rearranged some of the material so that there are several new chapters. The illustrations have also been extensively revised and there are many new references. We hope that it will continue to provide a convenient source of practical and theoretical information that will not only be useful in managing patients with neuromuscular diseases, but will stimulate research. London, May 1987 Michael Swash Martin S. Schwartz Preface to the First Edition Neuromuscular diseases are common in clinical practice. Patients with these disorders may be referred to neurologists, rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons, paediatricians or to general physicians, and their investigation, utilising electromyography (EM G) and muscle biopsy, often requires the help of the clinical neurophysiologist and of the pathologist.

Two-Dimensional Conformal Geometry and Vertex Operator Algebras

Two-Dimensional Conformal Geometry and Vertex Operator Algebras

Author: Yi-Zhi Huang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817638296

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

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The theory of vertex operator algebras and their representations has been showing its power in the solution of concrete mathematical problems and in the understanding of conceptual but subtle mathematical and physical struc­ tures of conformal field theories. Much of the recent progress has deep connec­ tions with complex analysis and conformal geometry. Future developments, especially constructions and studies of higher-genus theories, will need a solid geometric theory of vertex operator algebras. Back in 1986, Manin already observed in [Man) that the quantum theory of (super )strings existed (in some sense) in two entirely different mathematical fields. Under canonical quantization this theory appeared to a mathematician as the representation theories of the Heisenberg, Vir as oro and affine Kac­ Moody algebras and their superextensions. Quantization with the help of the Polyakov path integral led on the other hand to the analytic theory of algebraic (super ) curves and their moduli spaces, to invariants of the type of the analytic curvature, and so on. He pointed out further that establishing direct mathematical connections between these two forms of a single theory was a "big and important problem. " On the one hand, the theory of vertex operator algebras and their repre­ sentations unifies (and considerably extends) the representation theories of the Heisenberg, Virasoro and Kac-Moody algebras and their superextensions.

Financial Signal Processing and Machine Learning

Financial Signal Processing and Machine Learning

Author: Ali N. Akansu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118745649

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

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The modern financial industry has been required to deal with large and diverse portfolios in a variety of asset classes often with limited market data available. Financial Signal Processing and Machine Learning unifies a number of recent advances made in signal processing and machine learning for the design and management of investment portfolios and financial engineering. This book bridges the gap between these disciplines, offering the latest information on key topics including characterizing statistical dependence and correlation in high dimensions, constructing effective and robust risk measures, and their use in portfolio optimization and rebalancing. The book focuses on signal processing approaches to model return, momentum, and mean reversion, addressing theoretical and implementation aspects. It highlights the connections between portfolio theory, sparse learning and compressed sensing, sparse eigen-portfolios, robust optimization, non-Gaussian data-driven risk measures, graphical models, causal analysis through temporal-causal modeling, and large-scale copula-based approaches. Key features: Highlights signal processing and machine learning as key approaches to quantitative finance. Offers advanced mathematical tools for high-dimensional portfolio construction, monitoring, and post-trade analysis problems. Presents portfolio theory, sparse learning and compressed sensing, sparsity methods for investment portfolios. including eigen-portfolios, model return, momentum, mean reversion and non-Gaussian data-driven risk measures with real-world applications of these techniques. Includes contributions from leading researchers and practitioners in both the signal and information processing communities, and the quantitative finance community.

Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 10, Science (For 2021 Exam)

Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 10, Science (For 2021 Exam)

Author: Oswaal Editorial Board

Publisher: Oswaal Books

ISBN: 9789389829440

Category: Study Aids

Page: 400

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FROM THE PUBLISHER: It is very rightly said that if we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow. We at Oswaal Books, are extremely upbeat about the recent changes introduced by CBSE in its latest curriculum for 2020-2021. We have made every possible effort to incorporate all these changes in our QUESTION BANKS for the coming Academic Year. Updated & Revised Oswaal Question Banks are available for all the important subjects like ENGLISH, MATHS, SCIENCE, HINDI, SOCIAL SCIENCE (SST), COMPUTER APPLICATIONS & SANSKRIT Some of the key benefits of studying from Oswaal Question Banks are: • Chapter-wise/ Topic-wise presentation for systematic and methodical study • Strictly based on the latest CBSE Curriculum issued for Academic Year 2020-2021, following the latest NCERT Textbook and Exemplar • Previous Years' Question Papers with Marking Scheme & Toppers' Answers for exam-oriented study • Remembering, Understanding, Application, Analysing & Evaluation and Creation Based Question based on Bloom's Taxonomy for cognitive skills development • Latest Typologies of Questions developed by Oswaal Editorial Board included • Mind Maps in each chapter for making learning simple • 'Most likely Questions' generated by Oswaal Editorial Board with 100+ years of teaching experience • Suggested videos at the end of each chapter for a Hybrid Learning Experience IMPORTANT FEATURES OF THE BOOK: Self-Study Mode • Chapter wise/Topic wise Previous Years’ Board Examination Questions to facilitate focused study • Latest Board solved paper along with Marking Scheme and Handwritten Topper’s Answers for practice Exam Preparatory Material • Answers of CBSE Marking Scheme up to March 2019 Exam with detailed explanations to score full marks in exams • Answering Tips & Commonly Made Errors for clearer thinking All-In-One • Revision notes, Mind Maps & Grammar charts facilitate quick revision of chapters • NCERT & Oswaal 150+ concept videos for digital learning WHAT THIS BOOK HAS FOR YOU: Latest CBSE Curriculum Strictly based on the latest CBSE curriculum issued for Academic Year 2020-2021, following the latest NCERT Textbook. Latest Typology of Questions Latest Typologies of Questions like Multiple Choice Questions,Tabular based Questions, Passage based Questions, Picture based Questions, Fill in the Blanks, Match the Following, etc. have been exclusively developed by the Oswaal Editorial Board and included in our Question Banks. Most Likely Questions ‘Most likely questions’ generated by our editorial Board with 100+ years of teaching experience. About Oswaal Books: We feel extremely happy to announce that Oswaal Books has been awarded as ‘The Most Promising Brand 2019’ by The Economic Times. This has been possible only because of your trust and love for us. Oswaal Books strongly believes in Making Learning Simple. To ensure student-friendly, yet highly exam-oriented content, we take due care in developing our Panel of Experts. Accomplished teachers with 100+ years of combined experience, Subject Matter Experts with unmatchable subject knowledge, dynamic educationists, professionals with a keen interest in education and topper students from the length and breadth of the country, together form the coveted Oswaal Panel of Experts. It is with their expertise, guidance and a keen eye for details that the content in each offering meets the need of the students. No wonder, Oswaal Books holds an enviable place in every student’s heart!

Advances in Secure Computing, Internet Services, and Applications

Advances in Secure Computing, Internet Services, and Applications

Author: Tripathy, B.K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466649415

Category: Computers

Page: 405

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Technological advancements have extracted a vast amount of useful knowledge and information for applications and services. These developments have evoked intelligent solutions that have been utilized in efforts to secure this data and avoid potential complex problems. Advances in Secure Computing, Internet Services, and Applications presents current research on the applications of computational intelligence in order to focus on the challenge humans face when securing knowledge and data. This book is a vital reference source for researchers, lecturers, professors, students, and developers, who have interest in secure computing and recent advanced in real life applications.