Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Your Amazing AHAlife.com!

One New Discovery.  Every 24 Hours.  100% Inspiring--

That's what we're all about!  Welcome to the world of AHAlife.com; the place to "Upgrade Your Life."  We tell the story behind the making of a new hand-selected item, along with a designer profile and sometimes a video or audio slideshow that takes you inside the designer's creative process. 

AHAlife.com features a range of lifestyle goodies: fashion, food, beauty, accessories, home décor, travel and tech, just to name a few.  All are united by their craftsmanship, unique provenance and amazing aesthetic.  In other words, we're all about cutting through the noise and we're dedicated to bringing you a one-of-a-kind experience every day, with help from our global network of curators, who you can read all about on our curator's page.

"Poonam" | Alex Masi Print for Charity
Poonam revels in the rain as it dispels the unbearable August heat in her impoverished neighborhood in Bhopal, India.  Bhopal was the site of the 1984 gas leak from a Union Carbide pesticide namufacturing plant."  --Alex Masi on his photograph Poonam iconIncludes a handwritten note and supports seven non-profits. From $75

Kirk Mastin | Print for Charity
"...I followed this woman out into the water during Pongal, the Tamil New Year festival.  She was one of thousands if not millions, that day on Chennai's Marine Beach, the second longest in the world." --Photojournalist Kirk Mastin, describing his photographicon. Includes a handwritten note and supports seven non-profits.  From $75


Collector's Edition Elvis Comic Book--
This limited-edition collector's book is an illustrated homage to Elvis Presley's love of comic books.  To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Presley's death, some of the world's leading comic book illustrators and graphic novelist scoured the archives at Graceland and have created this loving tribute. $195


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Monday, April 29, 2013

Games People Play:Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

eCourse #1426 

Why do we act the way we do? 

When in business negotiations-- heated or not, do you cooperate or compete?  Are you a rational decision maker?

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In 24 insightful lectures, award winning Professor  Scott P. Stevens (James Madison University) presents you with the fundamentals of game theory in a manner that is both engaging and easy to understand. 
"Learn the 'basic games' on which more complex interactions are built." 
Any game can be described as an interaction involving two or more players who share a common knowledge about the game's structure and make rational decisions about the strategies that will best achieve the maximum possible payoff. But along the pathways that lead from that basic description to the far more complex games that can be built from it—from billion-dollar negotiations to nuclear confrontations—you find a fascinating collection of questions.

Watch a video preview: Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond
Are decisions being made simultaneously, with players not knowing what others are doing? Or are they made sequentially, with each player's decision following another's? Are binding agreements between players possible? Is the element of chance involved? Do all players have the same information? As these questions are answered, games can take different forms, and planning a strategy requires basic analytical tools.  

Game theory learned in Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond can help decision makers cut through an often confusing clutter of information—allowing us to arrive at better decisions in our own lives or better understand the decisions facing other players in games.-- 

[My personal comment:  I think of this course every time I watch ABC's episodic drama SCANDAL (Thursdays 10/9c).  Think you've got what it takes to be a "fixer" like Olivia Pope?  Set aside the ultra fancy clothes, I believe 'Games People Play,' along with the two recommended courses below-- will get you well on the way to understanding the behind-the-scenes fundamentals of what it takes to handle the tough job, real world fixers have before them.  High intensity, complex negotiations aren't for the faint at heart.  Fixers bring out the big guns and get it done once and for all.]

Watch a video preview: Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

You may also like--
Art of Critical Decision Making
The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset

 ...and just for fun!
The Everyday Guide to Wines of Italy ...ON SALE!
The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness ...ON SALE!
How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals ..ON SALE!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Listening to your Intuition | R U on Bloglovin?

... listening to your intuition?
“Your life is a sacred journey. And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, ...etching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale
of triumph,
of healing,
of courage,
of beauty,
of wisdom,
of power,
of dignity, and
 of love.” 
--Caroline Adams

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thinking About Cybersecurity? eLearning

"Each year, experts discover millions of new pieces of malware designed to illegally tamper with computer systems."

Public  policymakers  and  technology  experts  agree: cyber security and the issues associated with it will affect everyone on the planet in some way. That means the more you know about this hot-button topic, the better prepared you’ll be to protect yourself.   To weigh in on the political and ethical issues involved, and to understand new threats-- and new solutions, as they emerge.

Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare is your guide to understanding the intricate nature of this pressing subject. Delivered by cyber security expert and professor Paul Rosenzweig of The George Washington University Law School, these 18 engaging lectures will open your eyes to the structure of the Internet, the unique dangers it breeds, and the ways we’re learning how to understand, manage, and reduce these dangers.
Combining an expert lecturer with a fascinating topic, this eCourse is a riveting learning experience that immerses you in the invisible world of codes, computer viruses, and digital espionage, and offers an enthralling look at the high-stakes battles of tomorrow.
Watch a preview here:  New! Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

eLearning | "The Art of War"

Course #9456--

"...To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."  --Sun Tzu
Ladies:  Do you dislike war as much as I do?  As war and business become more mental and less physical, human intellect plays an ever greater role in competition-- making Sun Tzu's "Art of War" strategies highly relevant to the information age. 

So why is a Chinese guide to military strategy written in 330 to 320B.C. so prevalent in modern military operations, business school curricula, sports, popular culture-- and in the corporate world?  What can its lessons offer us today?  More specifically, HOW can us women learn and apply these modalities (tactics, if you will) in everyday life?

PREVIEW a video for The Art of War 

If you have a competitive teen-- male or female,  this is a course you'll want to share.  Taught by award winning Professor Andrew R. Wilson of the U.S. Naval War College, this self-paced eLearning course will teach you those competitive edge 'tactics' for use in the corporate world or in every day living.  Best part, it's on sale for a limited time. 

Order hereThe Art of War | This eCourse is now on $ALE for a limited time! 

A couple of books I thought you'd might like to add to your business library.  What does your Art of War look like in the bedroom... yep, the bedroom!

Meanwhile... where are my SCANDAL-a-holic fans?

Before there was TV's Olivia Pope, there was Madeline White.  Never heard of her?  Sure you have-- if you saw INSIDE MAN with Denzel Washington you'll remember Jodi Foster who played 'the fixer' in this film.  Loved the way she was so... nice nasty!  Calling all 'fixers' - let's start a dialogue.  Email me at [wordladydjg@hotmail.com] or reach out to me on Facebook.  Until then, get your "3-week-SCANDAL-fix" here.    http://bit.ly/10md2vr 

...and please share the love!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

~Online Learning Course #2031
"...In polite conversation, talking about yourself is frowned upon; in public speaking, it's essential."
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Everybody is a speaker.  If you can inform, inspire and teach you're already the next great speaker.  All it takes is confidence, practice, and the knowledge of time-tested techniques and strategies-- the stuff used by history's greatest public speakers. 

In the  Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in Historythis self-paced, 12-lecture course will guide you through the essential "secrets" of notable speakers and give you an insider's look at WHAT makes their speeches so unforgettable. 

Head's up to the "fixers" in the World... this course will teach you HOW to speak your mind!  Lose the complex rhetoric and learn how to handle your audience, control your voice and body language; use humor and personalize your delivery.  In other words, get straight to the point and make your own masterful and unforgettable speech!.

Course Instructor:  Professor John R. Hale, University of Louisville

More courses you may like--
* The Art of War
Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond
* The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset
* Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond
* Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations

Friday, April 12, 2013

SCANDAL-aholics | Get your 3-week fix... here!

Kerry Washington does us proud--

ABC's hottest night-time adult drama 'SCANDAL' ...

Scandal: The Complete Third Season

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You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives.
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Mega-fans-- catch up with a complete season download to your computer, RIGHT NOW! 
Instant download of two of the season's best episodes.  "Sweet Baby" and "White Hat's Off."  

 I.  Will.  Not.  Go.  One.  Week.  Without. 
...ABC's hottest night time drama, SCANDAL.
 You *know* you love this TV show!

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