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Distraction and Multitasking in the Modern Media World

Wed, Dec 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Distraction and Multitasking in the Modern Media World

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF

Our brains, despite extraordinary complexity and remarkable capabilities, have distinct limitations – we misplace car keys, we confuse names, we forget phone numbers. Read more »

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ChaosMaster: Leading Through Disorder and Attaining Order

Mon, Nov 23 2009 - 12:00pm

ChaosMaster: Leading Through Disorder and Attaining Order

Brendan James Murphy, D.T.M.

Do you fold like a poker player with a busted straight, or do you thrive in the midst of chaos? Leadership requires the ability to manage frantic disorder whenever and wherever it occurs. Read more »

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Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, Threatens Lives

Thu, Nov 19 2009 - 6:00pm

Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives

Michael Specter, Author, Denialism; Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Specter says that Americans have come to mistrust institutions, especially science, more today than ever before. For centuries, the general view had been that science is neither good nor bad, that it merely supplies information and that new information is always beneficial. Read more »

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Heart of Dryness: How the Kalahari Bushmen Can Help California Endure the Coming Permanent Drought

Wed, Nov 18 2009 - 6:00pm

Heart of Dryness: How the Kalahari Bushmen Can Help California Endure the Coming Permanent Drought

James Workman, Water Resources Consultant; Author, Heart of Dryness

In the central Kalahari Desert, a quiet crisis and struggle for survival foreshadows the permanent global drought to come. The besieged indigenous Bushmen of Botswana use voluntary survival strategies, while the government enforces regulatory rule. Worldwide, two in three thirsty humans will soon endure shortages. Read more »

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Power Prescription: High-Powered Clues for High-Impact Healing

Tue, Nov 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Power Prescription: High-Powered Clues for High-Impact Healing

This program has been postponed

Christie Dames, Founder and CEO, Extreme Healing

One of the biggest challenges we face in health care is finding the missing pieces that could be contributing to illness. Read more »

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Strategies for Stage Fright

Mon, Nov 16 2009 - 5:15pm

Strategies for Stage Fright

Carol Fleming, Ph.D., Founder, The Sound of Your Voice

Getting spooked by speaking anxiety can put a serious crimp in your ability to pipe up and present yourself publicly – no laughing matter when it comes time to make the big pitch, to approach the podium, or simply to give the tone-setting toast. Read more »

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Wall Street's Game, Main Street's Pain

Tue, Nov 10 2009 - 6:00pm

Wall Street’s Game, Main Street’s Pain

Nomi Prins, Senior Fellow, Demos; Author, It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street

Former Goldman Sachs managing director Prins provides an insider’s view of Wall Street’s destructive money system. Read more »

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Old Solutions for New Problems: The Relevance of Traditional Chinese Medicine Today

Mon, Nov 9 2009 - 6:00pm

Old Solutions for New Problems: The Relevance of Traditional Chinese Medicine Today

John Nieters, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Certified in Integrated Diabetes Care, Xin Hua Hospital

As the oldest professional integrated medicine in the world, traditional Chinese medicine has been recognized by the World Health Organization as the number-one treatment for stroke recovery and for many orthopedic pain syndromes. Read more »

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Practical Intuition: Making Wise Choices in Difficult Times

Thu, Nov 5 2009 - 5:15pm

Practical Intuition: Making Wise Choices in Difficult Times

This program has been cancelled

Leslie Davenport, M.F.T.

The world is in a state of heightened turmoil. Just functioning regularly can be a practical test of the mind’s limits. Davenport discusses the difficulty of navigating crises and cultivating a deeper, more meaningful life during such chaos. Read more »

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Prevention of Osteoporosis

Wed, Nov 4 2009 - 12:00pm

Michael Castleman: Prevention of Osteoporosis

Science Writer; Co-author, Building Bone Vitality

For 30 years, health authorities have insisted that calcium is the key to bone health, but during that period, fracture rates have increased. In addition, the countries that consume the most calcium have the highest rates of osteoporotic fractures. What does this mean? Noted San Francisco health journalist Castleman and nutritionist Amy Lanou, Ph.D., analyzed 1,200 studies of diet and osteoporosis risk and concluded that calcium is not the answer. Read more »

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