Everything you need to know to get the most out of the Internet Brilliant Internet for the Over 50s, Windows 7 edition guides you through the essential tasks step-by-step, showing you how to: * *Take advantage of the power, speed and scope of the Internet in your own home. *Find what you need quickly and easily using Windows Live. *Customise Internet Explorer to suit your own needs. *Run simple and advanced searches using different search engines and directories. *Make the most of the resources at your fingertips - planning your holidays and days out, finding health care advice, selecting insurance, watching TV and listening to the radio. *Shop safely online with confidence. *Use Windows Mail to send and receive email and phone your friends using Skype. *Create a simple website. Over the last few years, the internet has evolved to become the hub of our digital lifestyles and will entrench itself more and more firmly at the heart of our everyday lives. Focused specifically on the needs of those whose working lives were not affected significantly by the World Wide Web and email, this book provides an introductory guide to using the internet. Whether you're getting in touch with far-flung relatives, accessing the latest news, doing the weekly shopping, buying concert tickets or booking your next holiday, Brilliant Internet for the Over 50s shows readers how to find and efficiently use the best and most relevant websites, programs and services. Brilliant step-by-step guides, expert tips and tactics will make sure that when it comes to using the Internet, readers are constantly one step ahead of the game, accessing the rich resources that are on offer safely and easily. Fully updated to cover the new features of your MS Windows 7 PC or laptop and using IE7, this book also includes new coverage on blogging and podcasting as well as enhanced coverage on digital photography and music. Brilliant books provide quick and easy-to-access information. Features include: * *Numbered step-by-step tasks *Visual screenshots *Expert tips, tricks & advice *Practical troubleshooting guide *Jargon buster
Skills and workforce development are at the heart of much research on work, employment, and management. But are they so important? To what extent can they make a difference for individuals, organizations, and nations? How are the supply and, more importantly, the utilization of skill, currently evolving? What are the key factors shaping skills trajectories of the future? This Handbook provides an authoritative consideration of issues such as these. It does so by drawing on experts in a wide range of disciplines including sociology, economics, labour/industrial relations, human resource management, education, and geography. The Handbook is relevant for all with an interest in the changing nature - and future - of work, employment, and management. It draws on the latest scholarly insights to shed new light on all the major issues concerning skills and training today. While written primarily by leading scholars in the field, it is equally relevant to policy makers and practitioners responsible for shaping the development of human capability today and into the future.
offers not just the tools to sharpen your brain, but also how to get the edge over younger colleagues hundreds of interactive puzzles, crosswords, and quizzes lots of advice on how to boost your memory and improve your recollection skills "teach yourself Training Your Brain for the Over 50s" offers hundreds of diverting puzzles, games, tests and exercises, as well as being a complete feel-good guide to why, past 50, your brain gets better than ever, and why you should feel positive about every aspect of your mental performance. It will give you everything to need to stay motivated, showing not just how, but explaining why, the puzzles and crosswords in this book are more than just good fun. It explodes the myths about old age and mental decline, explains why you get better when you get older, gives you strategies for staying ahead and really benefiting from your better brain at work and at play, and offers tips on using your increased brain power at this age to maximise health, love, and life and general. The result is a complete brain boosting bible for any reader who feels that their best intellectual achievements may well lie ahead
Do you feel that you have been left behind in the technological revolution? Are you looking for sound, practical advice on getting the most out of email and the Internet? If so, The Internet and email for the Over 50s is exactly what you need! Focusing on a wide range of internet and email uses that are of particular relevance and interest to older computer users and the technologically terrified, including travel, shopping and much more, this book even covers online dating! The author approaches the subject in a highly accessible way, covering emailing, making calls over the Internet, shopping online, banking, setting up a blog and searching online. Starting from first basics, it begins with how to choose the right computer, software and peripherals. Made up of of self-contained chapters with the emphasis on what the computer is being used for, rather than scary technical stuff about the software needed, this book covers key areas of interest including: getting started with email, sending and receiving emails and attachments; making phone calls over the internet (VOIP etc), 'chatting' online; reading and writing blogs; keeping your personal information safe online and keeping your computer safe from viruses; finding what you need on the internet, shopping, banking and online auctions. Filled with clear instructions and supported with screenshots, tips, hints and a full 'jargon-busting' glossary, it assumes no prior knowledge of using the internet and email, guiding you with practical good humour to success. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the Internet and email. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Expert guide, suitable for those at every level of fitness, presents more than 80 exercises for increased flexibility and resilience. Exercises are based on yoga, Pilates, tai chi, other disciplines. 350 black & white photographs.