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Hilary Rodham Clinton

Hilary Clinton’s memoir Hard Choices (2014, Simon & Schuster) broadens public knowledge and understanding for the role of a Secretary of State in managing crisis, overcoming challenges, and making ‘Hard Choices’. The demands of executive focus are all the more impressive given the urgency and global scale of problem solving, that dominates Hilary’s daily agenda. A deep awareness and decisive action are hallmarks of her character and the two qualities that embody a leader.

Hilary’s ability to manage the physical and mental burden of constant travel, high-stress situations, urgent deadlines and decisions with expansive perspective and swift action are skills of value to us all.

How doe’s Hilary maintain focus and executive processing under high stress situations?

Through this riveting memoir we gleam insight on the two Hallmarks of Hilary:

1. Deep Awareness.

Faced with an influx of daily information, Hilary’s ability to determine which knowledge is worth pursuing based on high-value objectives, efficiently refines her focus. A clear objective makes it easier to attend to the facts and situation at hand—fostering deep awareness that correlates to innovative problem-solving.

2. Decisive Action.

Taking action, always carries risk but leaders like Hilary know that for knowledge to be useful it must be acted upon. Strategic attention strengthens integrated reasoning that encompasses a broader perspective and novel application of key information and proven practises. Courage to embrace change and see failure as an opportunity to learn and improve is the foundation for Hilary’s hallmark for decisive action.

This book makes a wonderful christmas gift for anyone looking to cultivate the virtues of leadership, it reveals the charismatic and courageous vision of Hilary Clinton in first-hand account.

About the Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the US Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and Senator. She is the author of several bestselling books, including her memoir, Living History, and her groundbreaking work on children, It Takes a Village.

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The Earth might seem solid beneath our feet but five billion years ago there was no sign of the planet we call home. Instead there was only a new star and a cloud of dust in our solar system. Over millions of years, a series of violent changes led to the formation of our world and, eventually, the creation of life.

In this photorealistic CGI epic, see how a boiling ball of rock transformed into the blue planet we know today. Explore every aspect of our world; learn how water first arrived on Earth, discover the vital role oxygen played as life forms began to evolve, and find out how land mammals evolved into dinosaurs and other giant beasts, before becoming extinct 65 million years ago.

Cutting-edge imagery also reveals how humans first began to walk on two feet and looks into the future to see what may be in store for our home over the next five billion years.

Knowledge depositories rich in tradition are imbedded in the customs of people, connecting us to our cultural heritage. Even the simple act of cooking carries deep meaning—hidden in the aromas are memories reminiscent of times passed, and wisdoms of our ancestors are seeded within the recipes we share.

Learning to ‘Love the Earth’ through cooking, embracing the rhythms of the season, discovering the diversity of life, its medicinal and nutritional values, spiritual and cultural significance—is to appreciate the ecosystem for its importance to our health as a whole. This ‘One Small Change’ in perception is key to preserving our greatest treasures: culture, community and the land which nourishes and unites us.

For me, small changes are like fibres in a coat—when woven together they make a diverse and colourful fabric.

Loving Earth’s ‘One Small Change’ campaign, celebrates the little things we do, displaying them in collection to impart a greater wisdom, which recognises everyones role in lifes coat of many colours.

Checkout the campaign and add your colour to lifes coat!

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In Shaping Humanity, internationally renowned paleoartist John Gurche describes the extraordinary process by which he creates forensically accurate and hauntingly realistic representations of our ancient human ancestors.

Inspired by a lifelong fascination with all things prehistoric, and gifted with a unique artistic vision, Gurche has studied fossil remains, comparative ape and human anatomy, and forensic reconstruction for over three decades. His artworks appear in world-class museums and publications ranging from National Geographic to the journal Science, and he is widely known for his contributions to Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park and a number of acclaimed television specials.

For the Smithsonian Institution’s groundbreaking David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, opened in 2010, Gurche created fifteen sculptures representing six million years of human history. The book relates how he worked with a team of scientists to depict human evolution in sculpture for the new hall—revealing the debates and brainstorming that surround these often controversial depictions. Along the way Gurche enriches our awareness of the various paths of human evolution and humanity’s stunning uniqueness in the history of life on Earth.

Due for release on November 26th, 2013 (Yale University Press).


Join series host archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Monty Dobson as he digs into history and investigates the history of America: from the ground up! Each episode in the 4 part series explores archaeological sites and uses the clues from the past to tell hidden the history of America. Whether exploring the mystery of the the massive Native American city of Cahokia, scuba diving for clues to Revolutionary War naval battles on the Great Lakes, exploring the Civil War battlefields of Missouri: join series host Dr Monty Dobson for the archaeological adventure of a lifetime. America: from the ground up is history as you’ve never seen it before!