How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life [Audiobook]

How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life [Audiobook]
How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life [Audiobook] by Frank Lipman MD, Amely Greeven, read by Shaun Grindell
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 9 mins | 280.46MB

In How to Be Well, Lipman has created The Good Medicine Mandala - a new map for a new era of medicine. The Good Medicine Mandala is illustrated by a circular system of six rings that contain simple steps to what really works to improve and strengthen resilience, functioning, and overall health.

The Six Rings are:

  • How to Eat: Mastering the very building blocks of life: food
  • How to Sleep: Restoring one of our most fundamental needs
  • How to Move: Helping the body move in the ways that nature intended
  • How to Protect: Mitigating and preventing the invisible assaults of everyday toxins
  • How to Unwind: Consciously switching off to allow for mental reprieve
  • How to Connect: Awakening and enhancing a sense of belonging and meaning

For anyone interested in health, wellness, and happiness, How to Be Well is a must-have.

Smart Fat: Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now. [Audiobook]

Smart Fat: Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now. [Audiobook]
Smart Fat: Eat More Fat, Lose More Weight, Get Healthy Now [Audiobook] by Steven Masley, read by Adam Verner
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 6 mins | 199.12MB

The innovative guide that reveals how eating more fat - the smart kind - is the key to health, longevity, and permanent weight loss.

For years, experts have told us that eating fat is bad. But by banning fat from our diets, we've deprived ourselves of considerable health benefits - and have actually sabotaged our own efforts to lose weight.

Though they originally came from vastly different schools of thought about diet and weight loss, renowned nutritionist Jonny Bowden and well-respected physician Steven Masley independently came to the same conclusion about why so many people continually fail to shed pounds and get healthy. It all comes back to a distinction far more important than calories versus carbs or paleo versus plant based: smart fat versus dumb fat.

In Smart Fat, they explain the amazing properties of healthy fat, including its ability to balance hormones for increased energy and appetite control and its incredible anti-inflammatory benefits. The solution for slimming down - and keeping the pounds off for life - is to "smart-fat" your meals, incorporating smart fats with fiber, protein, and, most importantly, flavor. Bowden and Masley identify smart fats, explain what not to eat, and provide a 30-day meal plan and 50 recipes based on the magic formula of fat, fiber, protein, and flavor.

It's time to unlearn what we think we know about food. Getting smart about fat - and everything you eat - and learning to smart-fat your meals is the only solution you'll ever need.

The Radical King [Audiobook]

The Radical King [Audiobook]
The Radical King [Audiobook] by Martin Luther King, Jr, edited by Cornel West, read by LeVar Burton,‎ Gabourey Sidibe,‎ Cornel West,‎ Mike Colter,‎ Danny Glover,‎ Colman Domingo,‎ Wanda Sykes,‎ Jr Leslie Odom
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 13 mins | 308.75MB

A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X.

Much of America did not know the radical King - and too few know today - but the FBI and US government did. They called him "the most dangerous man in America".

"The radical King was a democratic socialist who sided with poor and working people. The response of the radical King to our catastrophic moment can be put in one word: revolution - a revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life, and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens." (From the introduction)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than 40 years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was.

The Radical King includes 23 selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, including essays and speeches that were never recorded for posterity - a revelation for King's legacy.

The Martin Luther King Estate has allowed, for the first time, a dramatic interpretation of King's words by some of the most charismatic and activist actors working today: LeVar Burton, Mike Colter, Colman Domingo, Danny Glover, Gabourey Sidibe, Wanda Sykes, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Michael Kenneth Williams.

In addition to the above, the full cast of narrators includes Bahni Turpin, Robin Miles, and Kevin Free.

The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s [Audiobook]

The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s [Audiobook]
The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s [Audiobook] by Kenneth Robert Janken, read by Ron Butler
2016 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 52 mins | 244.36MB

In February 1971, racial tension surrounding school desegregation in Wilmington, North Carolina, culminated in four days of violence and skirmishes between white vigilantes and black residents. The turmoil resulted in two deaths, six injuries, more than $500,000 in damage, and the firebombing of a white-owned store before the National Guard restored uneasy peace. Despite glaring irregularities in the subsequent trial, 10 young persons were convicted of arson and conspiracy and then sentenced to a total of 282 years in prison. They became known internationally as the Wilmington Ten.

A powerful movement arose within North Carolina and beyond to demand their freedom, and after several witnesses admitted to perjury, a federal appeals court, also citing prosecutorial misconduct, overturned the convictions in 1980.

Kenneth Janken narrates the dramatic story of the Ten, connecting their story to a larger arc of Black Power and the transformation of post-civil rights-era political organizing. Grounded in extensive interviews, newly declassified government documents, and archival research, this book thoroughly examines the events of 1971 and the subsequent movement for justice that strongly influenced the wider African American freedom struggle.

Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism [Audiobook]

Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism [Audiobook]
Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism [Audiobook] by Steven M Gillon, read by Ryan Vincent Anderson
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 19mins | 339.68MB

The definitive history of the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped American debates about race and inequality

In Separate and Unequal, historian Steven M. Gillon offers a revelatory new history of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders - popularly known as the Kerner Commission. Convened by President Lyndon Johnson after riots in Newark and Detroit left dozens dead and thousands injured, the commission issued a report in 1968 that attributed the unrest to "white racism" and called for aggressive new programs to end discrimination and poverty. "Our nation is moving toward two societies," it warned, "one black, and one white - separate and unequal."

Johnson refused to accept the Kerner Report, and as his political coalition unraveled, its proposals went nowhere. For the right, the report became a symbol of liberal excess, and for the left one of opportunities lost. Separate and Unequal is essential for anyone seeking to understand the fraught politics of race in America.

Mindful Business Leadership [Audiobook]

Mindful Business Leadership [Audiobook]
Mindful Business Leadership [Audiobook] by Robbie Steinhouse, read by Chris MacDonnell
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 49 mins | 133.89MB

Mindful Business Leadership presents a new model of leadership. It introduces 10 very different leadership roles that are required to meet the challenges of modern business. Memorable metaphors and images are created for each, and they are placed in a matrix. Listeners are shown how to develop these roles within themselves. Potentially negative aspects of each are discussed, along with material on how to put these to creative use. The audiobook argues that mindfulness is the best way to balance the roles - a mindful leader will know "who to be" in any situation. The last part is taken up with clear, practical exercises that listeners can practice to become more fully mindful and develop a clear vision for their own leadership.

Mindful Business Leadership is relevant to anyone, anywhere in the world, who is moving (or wishes to move) to a position of leadership.

France: A Short History: From Gaul to de Gaulle [Audiobook]

France: A Short History: From Gaul to de Gaulle [Audiobook]
France: A Short History: From Gaul to de Gaulle [Audiobook] by John Julius Norwich, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 15 hrs 12 mins | 419.52MB

A witty approach to 2,000 years of French history from legendary popular historian John Julius Norwich.

I can still feel, as if it were yesterday, the excitement of my first Channel crossing (as a child of nearly seven) in September 1936; the regiment of porters, smelling asphyxiatingly of garlic in their blue-green blousons; the raucous sound all around me of spoken French; the immense fields of Normandy strangely devoid of hedges; then the Gare du Nord at twilight, the policemen with their képis and their little snow-white batons; and my first sight of the Eiffel Tower....

This book is written in the belief that the average English-speaking man or woman has remarkably little knowledge of French history. We may know a bit about Napoleon or Joan of Arc or Louis XIV, but for most of us that's about it. In my own three schools we were taught only about the battles we won: Crécy and Poitiers, Agincourt and Waterloo. The rest was silence. So here is my attempt to fill in the blanks....

John Julius Norwich (at 88) has finally written the book he always wanted to write, the extremely colourful story of the country he loves best. From frowning Roman generals and belligerent Gallic chieftains to Charlemagne (hated by generations of French children taught that he invented schools) through Marie Antoinette and the storming of the Bastille to Vichy, the Resistance and beyond, France is packed with heroes and villains, adventures and battles, romance and revolution. Full of memorable stories and racy anecdotes, this is the perfect introduction to the country that has inspired the rest of the world to live, dress, eat - and love better.

A Journey Through the Universe: A Traveler's Guide from the Centre of the Sun to the Edge of the Unknown [Audiobook]

A Journey Through the Universe: A Traveler's Guide from the Centre of the Sun to the Edge of the Unknown [Audiobook]
A Journey Through the Universe: A Traveler's Guide from the Centre of the Sun to the Edge of the Unknown [Audiobook] by New Scientist, read by Mark Elstob
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 17 mins | 146.47MB

A Journey Through the Universe is a grand tour of the most amazing celestial objects and how they fit together to build the cosmos.

There's a whole universe out there....

Imagine you had a spacecraft capable of travelling through interstellar space. You climb in, blast into orbit, fly out of the solar system and keep going. Where do you end up, and what do you see along the way?

The answer is: mostly nothing. Space is astonishingly, mind-blowingly empty. As you travel through the void between galaxies your spaceship encounters nothing more exciting than the odd hydrogen molecule. But when it does come across something more exotic: wow!

First and most obviously, stars and planets. Some are familiar from our own backyard: yellow suns, rocky planets like Mars, gas and ice giants like Jupiter and Neptune. But there are many more: giant stars, red and white dwarfs, super-earths and hot Jupiters. Elsewhere are swirling clouds of dust giving birth to stars, and infinitely dense regions of space-time called black holes. These clump together in the star clusters we call galaxies, and the clusters of galaxies we call...galaxy clusters.

And that is just the start. As we travel further we encounter ever more weird, wonderful and dangerous entities: supernovas, supermassive black holes, quasars, pulsars, neutron stars, black dwarfs, quark stars, gamma ray bursts and cosmic strings. A Journey Through the Universe is a grand tour of the most amazing celestial objects and how they fit together to build the cosmos. As for the end of the journey - nobody knows. But getting there will be fun.

Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America [Audiobook]

Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America [Audiobook]
Rightful Heritage: Franklin D Roosevelt and the Land of America [Audiobook] by Douglas Brinkley, read by William Dufris
2016 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 22 hrs 48 mins | 617.97MB

The acclaimed, award-winning historian - "America's new past master" (Chicago Tribune) - examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal.

Douglas Brinkley's The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theodore Roosevelt's spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect 234 million acres of wild America. Now, in Rightful Heritage, Brinkley turns his attention to the other indefatigable environmental leader - Teddy's distant cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, chronicling his essential yet undersung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America's public lands. FDR built from scratch dozens of state park systems and scenic roadways. Pristine landscapes such as the Great Smokies, the Everglades, Joshua Tree, the Olympics, Big Bend, Channel Islands, Mammoth Cave, and the slickrock wilderness of Utah were forever saved by his leadership.

Brinkley traces FDR's love for the natural world from his youth exploring the Hudson River Valley and bird-watching. As America's president from 1933 to 1945, Roosevelt - a consummate political strategist - established hundreds of federal migratory bird refuges and spearheaded the modern endangered species movement. He brilliantly positioned his conservation goals as economic policy to combat the severe unemployment of the Great Depression. During its nine-year existence, the CCC put nearly three million young men to work on conservation projects - including building trails in the national parks, pollution control, land restoration to combat the Dust Bowl, and planting over two billion trees.

Rightful Heritage is an epic chronicle that is both an irresistible portrait of FDR's unrivaled passion and drive and an indispensable analysis that skillfully illuminates the tension between business and nature - exploiting our natural resources and conserving them. Within the narrative are brilliant capsule biographies of such environmental warriors as Eleanor Roosevelt, Harold Ickes, and Rosalie Edge. Rightful Heritage is essential listening for everyone seeking to preserve our treasured landscapes as an American birthright.

Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It [EPUB]

Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It [EPUB]
Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It by Dave Ulrich, Wayne Brockbank, Mike Ulrich, David Kryscynski
2018 | EPUB | 7.85MB

The next step in HR’s creation of value―turning the war for talent into victory through organization

“HR is not about HR. HR begins and ends with the business.”

The RBL Group and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan have shaped much of the HR profession for 30 years through the Human Resource Competency Study (HRCS). With this latest (7th) round of research, Dave Ulrich, David Kryscynski, Mike Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank call for us to pivot from fighting the “war for talent”―to creating victory through organization.

Sure to be an HR classic, Victory Through Organization provides the rationale for shifting your focus from how to help individuals prosper to the organization. Filled with fact-based insights and field-tested strategies, it demonstrates that organizational success isn’t just about the talent you have―it’s about how the collective organization makes the individual talent better. To this end, HR professionals and business leaders will learn:

  • How they can ensure that organization creates greater value than the sum of individual talent parts.
  • How to create more integrated HR solutions for business results across multiple stakeholders
  • How HR departments can better create a comprehensive information advantage
  • How HR professions can master the competencies that have greatest impact on their personal effectiveness, key inside and outside stakeholders, and business results

Victory Through Organization offers tools business leaders and HR professionals need to better respond to emerging opportunities, and it provides expert advice for building HR departments to deliver measurable business value. You will learn how to build organization capabilities, strengthen systems, and empower human capital―for longer lasting success.

Building and retaining a solid, talented workforce is a great thing. Creating the competitive organization that wins is even more important for business results.

Microbia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You [EPUB]

Microbia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You [EPUB]
Microbia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You by Eugenia Bone
2018 | EPUB | 1.95MB

From Eugenia Bone, the critically acclaimed author of Mycophilia, comes an approachable, highly personal look at our complex relationship with the microbial world.

While researching her book about mushrooms, Eugenia Bone became fascinated with the huge impact microbes have on every aspect of life. But as she began reading scholarly works in an attempt to grasp the microbiology, she quickly realized she couldn't do it alone.

That’s why she went back to school in middle age, to study Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Her college experience was in equal parts challenging, humbling, and hilarious. The material was daunting, not only because she had spent her life convinced it was beyond her comprehension (a conviction many people share about science), but also because microbes are so different from the organisms we can see. She initially found it difficult to understand creatures that evolve so fast they can become another species in a matter of weeks, that can share genes by touching, that bridge the nonliving and living spheres of life. But despite her academic trials, Bone realized all life, from a mushroom to a maestro, are microbial in essence. Indeed, life itself is a vast conspiracy of microbes.

This popular science book takes the layman on a broad survey of the role of microbes in nature and shows how different the world is with a microbial point of view.

Bathroom Ideas You Can Use, Updated Edition [PDF]

Bathroom Ideas You Can Use, Updated Edition [PDF]
Bathroom Ideas You Can Use, Updated Edition: The Latest Designs, Styles, Fixtures, Surfaces and Remodeling Tips by Chris Peterson
2018 | PDF | 69.88MB

Don't have an ordinary bathroom when Bathroom Ideas You Can Use, Updated Edition gives you all the know-how and inspiration to make is extraordinary.

Whether you're planning a full remodel or just replacing a single fixture, Bathroom Ideas You Can Use is 192 pages of style, comfort, and function for the hardest-working room in your house.

Hundreds of inspirational photos and a wealth of information will jump-start your next bathroom project. From luxurious showers and saunas to chic surfaces, perfect lighting, efficient fixtures, creature comforts, and more, the options available to you are endless. In addition to featuring new and improved ideas, this updated edition of our popular design and inspiration book presents a variety of extra tips and tricks for picking the right accessory or material for your space and keeping it in top condition.

No matter the size of your space or the scale of your plans, this book will help you create the bathroom of your dreams.

Kitchen Ideas You Can Use, Updated Edition [PDF]

Kitchen Ideas You Can Use, Updated Edition [PDF]
Kitchen Ideas You Can Use, Updated Edition: The Latest Styles, Appliances, Features and Tips for Renovating Your Kitchen by Chris Peterson
2018 | PDF | 78.23MB

From the latest in backsplashes to elegant faucet fixtures, Kitchen Ideas You Can Use, Updated Edition helps you create the kitchen of your dreams.

The kitchen is one of the most popular DIY home renovation projects, with simple upgrades and wholesale renovations both contributing to the value of your home. This new edition covers the hottest kitchen DIY remodeling trends, including installing commercial-grade appliances, kitchen technology such as sensor-activated lights and hands-free faucets, creative kitchen storage solutions, and bold fixtures.

New in this edition features practical advice on common kitchen issues, like the best products for cleaning different types of finishes, how to re-grout, unclogging a sink, and more. Kitchen Ideas You Can Use, Updated Edition is an essential tool for anyone who is planning a kitchen upgrade or remodel. Pulling from a wide range of contributors and his own deep knowledge, author Chris Peterson covers every aspect of kitchen planning.

Sane New World: A User's Guide to the Normal-Crazy Mind [EPUB]

Sane New World: A User's Guide to the Normal-Crazy Mind [EPUB]
Sane New World: A User's Guide to the Normal-Crazy Mind by Ruby Wax
2014 | EPUB | 1.97MB

The #1 UK bestseller that presents a funny, honest, and engaging look at the craziness of modern life, explaining why we’re all just a little bit out of our minds.

In Sane New World, Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health advocate - shows us just how our minds can send us mad as our internal critics play on a permanent loop tape ‘Don’t do that.. why you... you didn’t... should have... but you didn’t...’. Ruby knows those voices well. She has been on a tough but ultimately enlightening journey that has taken her from battling depression to achieving a Masters Degree from Oxford University in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.

In Sane New World, Ruby helps us all understand why we sabotage our sanity, how our brains work and how we can rewire our thinking – often through simple mindfulness techniques - to find calm in a frenetic world.

Rude Hand Gestures of the World: A Guide to Offending without Words [EPUB]

Rude Hand Gestures of the World: A Guide to Offending without Words [EPUB]
Rude Hand Gestures of the World: A Guide to Offending without Words by Romana Lefevre
2011 | EPUB | 5.11MB

A hand gesture is arguably the most effective form of expression, whether you re defaming a friend's mother or telling a perfect stranger to get lost. Learn how to go beyond just flipping the bird with this illustrated guide to rude hand gestures all around the world, from asking for sex in the Middle East to calling someone crazy in Italy. Detailed photographs of hand models and subtle tips for proper usage make Rude Hand Gestures of the World the perfect companion for globe-trotters looking to offend.

The Pleasures of Leisure [EPUB]

The Pleasures of Leisure [EPUB]
The Pleasures of Leisure by Robert Dessaix
2017 | EPUB | 0.73MB

In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. We are working longer hours, consuming more than ever before; technology erodes the work-life balance further; increasingly, people feel that only work gives existence meaning. In a world where time is money, what is the value of walking without purpose, socialising without networking, nesting when we could be on our laptops?

Robert Dessaix shows, in this wonderfully thoughtful and witty book, how taking leisure seriously gives us back our freedom - to enjoy life, to revel in it, in fact; to deepen our sense of who we are as human beings. He explains how we can reclaim our right to 'rest well', and to loaf, groom, nest and play, as he guides us through the history of leisure. The result is a terrifically lively and engaging conversation that reminds us that at leisure we are at our most intensely and pleasurably human.

The John Deere Century [PDF]

The John Deere Century [PDF]
The John Deere Century by Randy Leffingwell
2018 | PDF | 126.26MB

In The John Deere Century, acclaimed author and photographer Randy Leffingwell uses his unique brand of storytelling to chronicle the company and the tractors that have carried the distinctive green and yellow livery for the past century.

Iconic John Deere tractors ranging from the spartan Waterloo Boy to the Model AOS, and from German and Argentine models to the acclaimed New Generation tractors are featured in this celebration of industrial tractor design. Loaded with photographs, both modern and vintage, and excellently written info, this book will have John Deere fans salivating.

More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales [EPUB]

More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales [EPUB]
More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales by Robert Bly
2018 | EPUB | 12.89MB

National Book Award-winning poet and author of the internationally best-selling Iron John, Robert Bly revisits a selection of fairy tales and examines how these enduring narratives capture the essence of human nature.

Few forms of storytelling have greater power to captivate the human mind than fairy tales, but where do these tales originate from, and what do they mean? Celebrated poet and bestselling author Robert Bly has been asking these questions throughout his career. Here Bly looks at six tales that have stood the test of time and have captivated the poet for decades, from “The Six Swans” to “The Frog Prince.” Drawing on his own creative genius, and the work of a range of thinkers from Kirkegaard and Yeats to Freud and Jung, Bly turns these stories over in his mind to bring new meaning and illumination to these timeless tales.

Along with illustrations of each story, the book features some of Bly's unpublished poetry, which peppers his lyric prose and offers a look inside the mind of an American master of letters in the twilight of his singular career.

The Whole Brain: The Microbiome Solution to Heal Depression, Anxiety, and Mental Fog without Prescription Drugs [Audiobook]

The Whole Brain: The Microbiome Solution to Heal Depression, Anxiety, and Mental Fog without Prescription Drugs [Audiobook]
The Whole Brain: The Microbiome Solution to Heal Depression, Anxiety, and Mental Fog without Prescription Drugs [Audiobook] by Raphael Kellman MD, read by Hayward Morse
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 38 mins | 265.15MB

A groundbreaking, medication-free, scientifically based approach to healing depression, anxiety, and brain fog by focusing on your "whole brain" - the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroid

There is a fundamental connection between the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroid: if any one part of this "whole brain" system is malfunctioning, it will impact the others. Taking care of your whole brain is the basis of Dr. Kellman's revolutionary approach to curing depression and other mood problems - without medication.

Based on Dr. Kellman's decades of experience as a physician and his ongoing study of the latest science, the book offers a lively, accessible explanation of how the brain works and why, for optimal brain health, you need to heal the microbiome, the gut, and the thyroid. With a proprietary three-week plan (21 days of meal plans, featuring 50 original and simple recipes; a complete exercise program; and a program of daily meditations and affirmations). The Whole Brain program offers drug-free relief to anyone suffering depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders, as well as those who just want to feel better.

The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it) [Audiobook]

The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it) [Audiobook]
The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it) [Audiobook] by Jamie Bartlett, read by Sandro Monetti
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hrs 7 mins | 139.93MB

The internet was meant to set us free.

Tech has radically changed the way we live our lives. But have we unwittingly handed too much away to shadowy powers behind a wall of code, all manipulated by a handful of Silicon Valley utopians, ad men, and venture capitalists? And, in light of recent data breach scandals around companies like Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, what does that mean for democracy, our delicately balanced system of government that was created long before big data, total information and artificial intelligence? In this urgent polemic, Jamie Bartlett argues that through our unquestioning embrace of big tech, the building blocks of democracy are slowly being removed. The middle class is being eroded, sovereign authority and civil society is weakened, and we citizens are losing our critical faculties, maybe even our free will.

The People Vs Tech is an enthralling account of how our fragile political system is being threatened by the digital revolution. Bartlett explains that by upholding six key pillars of democracy, we can save it before it is too late. We need to become active citizens; uphold a shared democratic culture; protect free elections; promote equality; safeguard competitive and civic freedoms; and trust in a sovereign authority. This essential book shows that the stakes couldn’t be higher and that, unless we radically alter our course, democracy will join feudalism, supreme monarchies and communism as just another political experiment that quietly disappeared.

The Angry Chef’s Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food: Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating [Audiobook]

The Angry Chef’s Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food: Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating [Audiobook]
The Angry Chef’s Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food: Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating [Audiobook] by Anthony Warner, read by Jonathan Cowley
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 28 mins | 288.99MB

Just say no to nutri-nonsense

Why is Chef Anthony Warner so angry? Two words: pseudoscience bullshit. Lies about nutrition are repeated everywhere—in newspaper headlines, on celebrity blogs, even by our well-meaning friends and family. Bad science is no reason to give up good food (we miss you, bread)! It’s high time to distinguish fact from crap.

As the Angry Chef, Warner skewers common food myths that range from questionable (“coconut oil is a weight-loss miracle”) to patently dangerous (“autism is caused by toxins”). He also cuts down a host of fad diets—including the paleo diet and the infamous detox.

Warner goes on to explain why we’re so easily misled: It has a lot to do with our instinctive craving for simple explanations and straightforward rules. With help from “Science Columbo,” he pares away poisonous rhetoric and serves up the delicious, nuanced truth (with a side of saucy humor). Bon appétit!

Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer [Audiobook]

Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer [Audiobook]
Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer [Audiobook] by Maureen Boyle, read by Christina Delaine
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 9 mins | 306.57MB

Eleven women went missing over the spring and summer of 1988 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, an old fishing port known as the Whaling City, where Moby Dick, Frederick Douglass, textile mills, and heroin-dealing represent just a few of the many threads in the community's diverse fabric. In Shallow Graves, investigative reporter Maureen Boyle tells the story of a case that has haunted New England for 30 years.

Boyle first broke the story in 1988 and stayed with it for decades. In Shallow Graves she spins a riveting narrative about the crimes, the victims, the hunt for the killers, and the search for justice, all played out against the backdrop of an increasingly impoverished community beset by drugs and crime.

Drawing on more than 100 interviews, along with police reports, first-person accounts, and field reporting both during the killings and more recently, Shallow Graves brings the listener behind the scenes of the investigation, onto the streets of the city, and into the homes of the families still hoping for answers.

Contains mature themes.

Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People [Audiobook]

Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People [Audiobook]
Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People [Audiobook] by Timothy Morton, read by Liam Gerrard
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 22 mins | 230.22MB

A radical call for solidarity between humans and nonhumans

What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and nonlife, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever.

Acclaimed object-oriented philosopher Timothy Morton invites us to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. In our relationship with nonhumans, we decide the fate of our humanity. Becoming human, claims Morton, actually means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with nonhuman beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species.

Negotiating the politics of humanity is the first crucial step in reclaiming the upper scales of ecological coexistence and resisting corporations like Monsanto and the technophilic billionaires who would rob us of our kinship with people beyond our species.

Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology [Audiobook]

Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology [Audiobook]
Captain America vs Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology [Audiobook] edited by Travis Langley, read by Reba Buhr, Kevin T Collins
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 3 hrs 55 mins | 108.27MB

This provocative collection, edited by acclaimed media psychology writer Travis Langley and with a foreword by the legendary Stan Lee, examines the complex psychological and political choices made by Captain America and Iron Man throughout their careers, culminating in Marvel's superhero civil war which spreads far beyond the Avengers themselves.

Why do Steve Rogers and Tony Stark see things so differently? What are their motivations? Is either one truly in the right? Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology, our latest entry in this popular psychology series, analyzes the polar sides of this debate - individual freedom vs. national security. How does trauma shape these heroic characters? What does it take to become a hero? What roles do empathy, gender, genius, morality, leadership, and teamwork play in starting conflicts and in resolving them?

Fans will find thought-provoking psychological material to contemplate for hours. Do we really have to take sides?

Café Neandertal: Excavating Our Past in One of Europe's Most Ancient Places [Audiobook]

Café Neandertal: Excavating Our Past in One of Europe's Most Ancient Places [Audiobook]
Café Neandertal: Excavating Our Past in One of Europe's Most Ancient Places [Audiobook] by Beebe Bahrami, read by Kirsten Potter
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 19 mins | 311.63MB

A brilliant and captivating journey into the lands, research, and mysteries of the Neandertals―and what these exciting discoveries reveal about our own humanity

Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe’s most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work of archaeologists who are doing some of the most comprehensive and global work to date on the research, exploration, and recovery of our ancient ancestors. In Café Neandertal, Bahrami follows this compelling riddle along a path populated with colorful local personalities and archaeologists working in remote and fascinating places across Eurasia, all the while maintaining a firm foothold in the Dordogne, a region celebrated by the local tourist office as a vacation destination for 400,000 years. Who were the Neandertals? Why did they disappear around 35,000 years ago? And more mysteriously, what connections do they share with us moderns?

Neck-deep in Neanderthal dirt, Bahrami takes us to the front row of the heated debates about our long-lost cousins. Café Neandertal pulls us deeply into the complex mystery of the Neandertals, shedding a surprising light on what it means to be human.