How To Be a Durable Human by Jenifer Joy Madden
Revive and Thrive in the Digital Age Through the Power of Self-Design

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Sometimes the book seems overly indebted to opinions and quotations from other authors, but that doesn’t significantly detract from how useful a compendium of knowledge it should prove to be. An all-too-relevant and eminently practical book that offers health strategies in a gadget-packed world.
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Learn to live in harmony with your technology with this unprecedented handbook for being an effective human in a world of information overload, artificial intelligence, and shrinking attention spans. Get specific advice from top experts ranging from the U.S. Surgeon General to Buddhist philosopher Thich Nhat Hanh about how to refresh and maintain your unique human-only assets— from your eyesight, to your metabolism, to your concentration, to your sanity.

Kirkus Reviews calls How To Be a Durable Human "a wide-ranging self-help guide that explores the potential perils of the modern sedentary, screen-obsessed lifestyle and offers tips for achieving resilient health and memory."

Author Jenifer Joy Madden offers practical strategies for increasing durability, covering areas ranging from increasing attention span, to accessing ingenuity, to getting better sleep.

“In this age when Google, GPS, and artificial intelligence can perform so many of our basic functions, it’s gotten to the point where we need to be actively human so that we are more effective and less overwhelmed,” says Madden. “I’m excited to help remind readers that each is a one-of-a-kind, totally unique individual worthy of special self-care. As I write in the book: ‘We can’t afford to let our hard-fought attributes, intuitions, and instincts be swept away in a tide of digital everything.’ To continue to be curious, creative, compassionate humans in the challenging digital world, we need to be durable.”

The book is the second in Madden’s Durable Human series and is the practical follow-on to her inspirational The Durable Human Manifesto: Practical Wisdom for Living and Parenting in the Digital World (Austral Arc, 2013). Both titles artfully and accessibly reconcile the ever-increasing presence of technological devices with the traits of happy and healthy adults and children.
 

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Published May 18, 2016 by Austral Arc. 152 pages
Genres: Self Help, Computers & Technology, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction
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Sometimes the book seems overly indebted to opinions and quotations from other authors, but that doesn’t significantly detract from how useful a compendium of knowledge it should prove to be. An all-too-relevant and eminently practical book that offers health strategies in a gadget-packed world.

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