The Economist Audio Edition [February 6, 2016]

The Economist Audio Edition [February 6, 2016]
The Economist Audio Edition [February 6, 2016]
MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | 196.44MB

How to manage the migrant crisis - and keep Europe from tearing itself apart

  • Cameron's deal: triumph or delusion?
  • Home truths for HSBC
  • The secrets of freezing human organs
  • China's biggest Ponzi scheme
  • Ted Cruz, Baptist of fire

ERDOGAN'S NEW SULTANATE: A SPECIAL REPORT ON TURKEY

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender [Audiobook]

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender [Audiobook]
Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender [Audiobook] by David R Hawkins, read by Peter Lownds
2015 | MP3 VBR V6 + EPUB | 12 hrs 23 mins | 175.27MB

Letting Go describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author's clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book.

Dr. Hawkins' previous books focused on advanced states of awareness and enlightenment. Over the years thousands of students had asked for a practical technique by which to remove the inner blocks to happiness, love, joy, success, health, and, ultimately, enlightenment. This audiobook provides a mechanism for letting go of those blocks.

The mechanism of surrender that Dr. Hawkins describes can be done in the midst of everyday life. This audiobook is equally useful for all dimensions of human life: physical health, creativity, financial success, emotional healing, vocational fulfillment, relationships, sexuality, and spiritual growth.

It is an invaluable resource for all professionals who work in the areas of mental health, psychology, medicine, self-help, addiction recovery, and spiritual development.

Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Freaky Theories Don't [Audiobook]

Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Freaky Theories Don't [Audiobook]
Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Freaky Theories Don't [Audiobook] by John R Lott, read by Brian Emerson
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | 7 hrs 1 min | 200.98MB

As the blockbuster best-seller Freakonomics demonstrated, economics can explain everything - from why people behave the way they do to how governments and businesses organize themselves. But are the basic assumptions and conclusions in Freakonomics true? Does the free market usually lead to unintended and negative consequences? Quite the opposite, says John Lott, who holds a Ph.D. in economics. In fact, says Lott, a wide range of fascinating and peculiar case studies prove the simple adage that if something is more costly, people will do less of it. And, in a refutation of Freakonomics' most controversial idea, Lott shows why legalized abortion leads to family breakdown, which leads to more crime.

The Sweet Life in Paris [Audiobook]

The Sweet Life in Paris [Audiobook]
The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City [Audiobook] by David Lebovitz, read by David Drummond
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 12 mins | 177.13MB

Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world en France.

From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with - and even understand - this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city.

When did he realize he had morphed into un vrai Parisien? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that, in Paris, appearances and image mean everything.

The more than 50 original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar-Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha-Crème Fraīche Cake, will have listeners running to the kitchen once they stop laughing. The Sweet Life in Paris is a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections.

A Year Without Make-Up: Tales of a 20-Something Traveler [Audiobook]

A Year Without Make-Up: Tales of a 20-Something Traveler [Audiobook]
A Year Without Make-Up: Tales of a 20-Something Traveler [Audiobook] by Stephanie Yoder, read by Julie McKay
2014 | MP3@64 kbps | 2 hrs 5 mins | 59.22MB

Have you ever wanted to quit your job and go travel the world?

At 25 years old Stephanie Yoder was already fed up with the monotony of 9-5 life. After much agonizing, she quit her stable desk job to backpack around Asia. During a year of travel through Japan, China and South East Asia she became a minor Chinese celebrity, was attacked by giant parrots and met the love of her life. In A Year Without Make-Up, Yoder chronicles some of her craziest adventures along with providing helpful tips and encouragement for others looking to make a life change.

The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind [Audiobook]

The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind [Audiobook]
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind [Audiobook] by H G Wells, read by Bernard Mayes
2010 | MP3@64 kbps | 44 hrs 32 mins | 1.19GB

Having coined the phrase "the war that will end war," H. G. Wells was disillusioned by the World War I peace settlement. Convinced that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world order and remember lessons from the past, the author of science-fiction classics set out to write about history. Wells hoped to remind mankind of its common past, provide it with a basis for international patriotism, and guide it to renounce war. The work became immensely popular, earning him world renown and solidifying his reputation as one of the influential voices of his time.

Yoga as Meditation [Video]

Yoga as Meditation [Video]
Yoga as Meditation by Abhyasa Ashram, Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati, Swami Ma Tripurashakti Bharati Health & Fitness / Yoga
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 7.5 hours | 2.13GB

Yoga the traditional way of the sages

An increasing number of postural yoga teachers and students are exploring the more traditional meaning of yoga practices as methods of meditation and contemplation intended to lead to Self-realization, or enlightenment, awakening to the ever peaceful, joyous center of consciousness which is one with the absolute reality. This course is designed to be an introduction to that process, to the fact that yoga really does mean "union" of the individual self with the universal Self.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 39 lectures and 7.5 hours of content!
  • To gain a basic understanding of what it means to say that Yoga IS meditation
  • Easily be able to perform short self-guided meditations
  • To practice meditation systematically with body, breath, conscious and unconscious mind, and beyond
  • To understand the difference between modern postural yoga and traditional yoga which is about meditation
Yoga as Meditation [Video]

Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time [Audiobook]

Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time [Audiobook]
Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time [Audiobook] by Jeffrey Pfeffer, read by Mike Chamberlain
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 50 mins | 215.6MB

Stanford business school professor and a leading management thinker offers a hard-hitting dissection of the leadership industry and ways to make workplaces and careers work better.

The leadership enterprise is enormous, with billions of dollars, thousands of books, and hundreds of thousands of blogs and talks focused on improving leaders. But what we see worldwide is employee disengagement, high levels of leader turnover and career derailment, and failed leadership development efforts.

In Leadership BS Jeffrey Pfeffer shines a bright light on the leadership industry, showing why it's failing and how it might be remade. He sets the record straight on the oft-made prescriptions for leaders to be honest, authentic, and modest; tell the truth; build trust; and take care of others. By calling BS on so many of the stories and myths of leadership, he gives people a more scientific look at the evidence and better information to guide their careers.

Rooted in social science and with practical examples and advice for improving management, Leadership BS encourages listeners to accept the truth and then use facts to change themselves and the world for the better.

On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller [Audiobook]

On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller [Audiobook]
On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller [Audiobook] by Richard Norton Smith, read by Paul Michael
2014 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | 40 hrs 51 mins | 1.1GB

From acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith comes the definitive life of an American icon: Nelson Rockefeller - one of the most complex and compelling figures of the 20th century.

Fourteen years in the making, this magisterial biography of the original Rockefeller Republican draws on thousands of newly available documents and over 200 interviews, including Rockefeller's own unpublished reminiscences.

Grandson of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, Nelson coveted the White House from childhood. "When you think of what I had," he once remarked, "what else was there to aspire to?" Before he was 30 he had helped his father develop Rockefeller Center and his mother establish the Museum of Modern Art. At 32 he was Franklin Roosevelt's wartime coordinator for Latin America. As New York's four-term governor he set national standards in education, the environment, and urban policy. The charismatic face of liberal Republicanism, Rockefeller championed civil rights and health insurance for all. Three times he sought the presidency - arguably in the wrong party. At the Republican National Convention in San Francisco in 1964, locked in an epic battle with Barry Goldwater, Rockefeller denounced extremist elements in the GOP, a moment that changed the party forever. But he could not wrest the nomination from the Arizona conservative, or from Richard Nixon four years later. In the end, he had to settle for two dispiriting years as vice president under Gerald Ford.

In On His Own Terms, Richard Norton Smith re-creates Rockefeller's improbable rise to the governor's mansion, his politically disastrous divorce and remarriage, and his often surprising relationships with presidents and political leaders from FDR to Henry Kissinger. A frustrated architect turned master builder, an avid collector of art and an unabashed ladies' man, "Rocky" promoted fallout shelters and affordable housing with equal enthusiasm. From the deadly 1971 prison uprising at Attica and unceasing battles with New York City mayor John Lindsay to his son's unsolved disappearance (and the grisly theories it spawned), the punitive drug laws that bear his name, and the much-gossiped-about circumstances of his death, Nelson Rockefeller's was a life of astonishing color, range, and relevance. On His Own Terms, a masterpiece of the biographer's art, vividly captures the soaring optimism, polarizing politics, and inner turmoil of this American Original.