Concussion Rescue: A Comprehensive Program to Heal Traumatic Brain Injury [Audiobook]
10 April 2021, 13:26
Author: Dr Kabran Chapek | Narrator: Rick Adamson
2021 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 6h 30m | 355.25MB
With a foreword by number-one New York Times best-selling author Daniel Amen, Concussion Rescue gives listeners the natural and effective protocols for healing from traumatic brain injury.
In Concussion Rescue, Dr. Kabran Chapek shares the programs and protocols that he uses at the Amen Clinics to put patients on the pathway to healing from traumatic brain injury. From general assessment using sophisticated tools (SPECT imaging, MRIs, and CAT scans) to very specific blood tests (out-of-balance lab values in blood can point to symptoms of brain injury and may explain why the brain is not healing), Dr. Chapek guides listeners to getting the proper medical care. He shares the cutting edge and most effective treatments for acute traumatic brain injury, as well as chronic traumatic brain injury, and provides the most powerful natural treatments.
Concussion Rescue will be an invaluable and potentially lifesaving resource for athletes, parents of student athletes, coaches, and anyone who suffers a mild or severe brain injury.
The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth [Audiobook]
10 April 2021, 10:14
Author: Michael Spitzer | Narrator: Daniel Levitin
2021 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 17h 18m | 960.94MB
A colossal history spanning cultures, time and space to explore the vibrant relationship between music and the human species.One hundred and sixty-five million years ago saw the birth of rhythm.
Sixty-six million years ago was the first melody.
Forty thousand years ago Homo sapiens created the first musical instrument.
Today music fills our lives. How we have created, performed and listened to this music throughout history has defined what our species is and how we understand who we are. Yet music is an overlooked part of our origin story. The Musical Human takes us on an exhilarating journey across the ages - from Bach to BTS and back - to explore the vibrant relationship between music and the human species. With insights from a wealth of disciplines, world-leading musicologist Michael Spitzer renders a global history of music on the widest possible canvas, looking at music in our everyday lives; music in world history; and music in evolution, from insects to apes, humans to AI. Through this journey we begin to understand how music is central to the distinctly human experiences of cognition, feeling and even biology, both widening and closing the evolutionary gaps between ourselves and animals in surprising ways.
The Musical Human boldly puts the case that music is the most important thing we ever did; it is a fundamental part of what makes us human.
Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World [Audiobook]
10 April 2021, 10:13
Author: Cade Metz | Narrator: John Lee
2021 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9h 59m | 274.66MB
The Untold Tech Story of Our Time
What does it mean to be smart? To be human? What do we really want from life and the intelligence we have, or might create?
With deep and exclusive reporting, across hundreds of interviews, New York Times Silicon Valley journalist Cade Metz brings you into the rooms where these questions are being answered. Where an extraordinarily powerful new artificial intelligence has been built into our biggest companies, our social discourse, and our daily lives, with few of us even noticing.
Long dismissed as a technology of the distant future, artificial intelligence was a project consigned to the fringes of the scientific community. Then two researchers changed everything. One was a 64-year-old computer science professor who didnít drive and didnít fly because he could no longer sit down - but still made his way across North America for the moment that would define a new age of technology. The other was a 36-year-old neuroscientist and chess prodigy who laid claim to being the greatest game player of all time before vowing to build a machine that could do anything the human brain could do.
They took two very different paths to that lofty goal, and they disagreed on how quickly it would arrive. But both were soon drawn into the heart of the tech industry. Their ideas drove a new kind of arms race, spanning Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and OpenAI, a new lab founded by Silicon Valley kingpin Elon Musk. But some believed that China would beat them all to the finish line.
Genius Makers dramatically presents the fierce conflict between national interests, shareholder value, the pursuit of scientific knowledge, and the very human concerns about privacy, security, bias, and prejudice. Like a great Victorian novel, this world of eccentric, brilliant, often unimaginably yet suddenly wealthy characters draws you into the most profound moral questions we can ask. And like a great mystery, it presents the story and facts that lead to a core, vital question:
How far will we let it go?
The Beauty of Living Twice [Audiobook]
10 April 2021, 10:10
Author and Narrator: Sharon Stone
2021 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7h 24m | 203.74MB
Sharon Stone tells her own story: a journey of healing, love, and purpose.
Sharon Stone, one of the most renowned actresses in the world, suffered a massive stroke that cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life and writes about her slow road back to wholeness and health. In a business that doesnít accept failure, in a world where too many voices are silenced, Stone found the power to return, the courage to speak up, and the will to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the globe.
Over the course of these intimate pages, as candid as a personal conversation, Stone talks about her pivotal roles, her life-changing friendships, her worst disappointments, and her greatest accomplishments. She reveals how she went from a childhood of trauma and violence to a career in an industry that in many ways echoed those same assaults, under cover of money and glamour. She describes the strength and meaning she found in her children, and in her humanitarian efforts. And ultimately, she shares how she fought her way back to find not only her truth, but her familyís reconciliation and love.
Stone made headlines not just for her beauty and her talent, but for her candor and her refusal to ďplay niceĒ, and itís those same qualities that make this memoir so powerful. The Beauty of Living Twice is a book for the wounded and a book for the survivors; itís a celebration of womenís strength and resilience, a reckoning, and a call to activism. It is proof that itís never too late to raise your voice and speak out.
The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything [Audiobook]
10 April 2021, 08:22
Author: Michio Kaku | Narrator: Feodor Chin
2021 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 5h 30m | 152.96MB
Michio Kaku, renowned theoretical physicist and number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Future of the Mind and The Future of Humanity, tells the story of the greatest quest in all of science.
When Newton discovered the law of gravity, he unified the rules governing the heavens and the Earth. Since then, physicists have been placing new forces into ever-grander theories. But perhaps the ultimate challenge is achieving a monumental synthesis of the two remaining theories - relativity and the quantum theory. This would be the crowning achievement of science, a profound merging of all the forces of nature into one beautiful, magnificent equation to unlock the deepest mysteries in science: What happened before the Big Bang? What lies on the other side of a black hole? Are there other universes and dimensions? Is time travel possible? Why are we here? Kaku also explains the intense controversy swirling around this theory, with Nobel laureates taking opposite sides on this vital question. It is a captivating, gripping story; whatís at stake is nothing less than our conception of the universe. Written with Kakuís trademark enthusiasm and clarity, this epic and engaging journey is the story of The God Equation.
Hype: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internetóand Why We're Following [Audiobook]
10 April 2021, 07:40
Author: Gabrielle Bluestone | Narrator: Eileen Stevens
2021 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 10h 2m | 278.88MB
From former Vice journalist and executive producer of hit Netflix documentary Fyre comes an eye-opening look at the con artists, grifters, and snake-oil salesmen of the digital age - and why we canít stop falling for them.
We live in an age where scams are the new normal. A charismatic entrepreneur sells thousands of tickets to a festival that never happened. Respected investors pour millions into a start-up centered around fake blood tests. Reviewers and celebrities flock to Londonís top-rated restaurant thatís little more than a backyard shed. These unsettling stories of todayís viral grifters have risen to fame and hit the front-page headlines, yet the curious conundrum remains: Why do these scams happen?
Drawing from scientific research, marketing campaigns, and exclusive documents and interviews, former Vice reporter Gabrielle Bluestone delves into the irresistible hype that fuels our social-media ecosystem, whether itís from the trusted influencers who peddled Fyre or the consumer reviews that sold Juicero. A cultural examination that is as revelatory as it is relevant, Hype pulls back the curtain on the manipulation game behind the never-ending scam season - and how we as consumers can stop getting played.
High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out [Audiobook]
10 April 2021, 07:38
Author and Narrator: Amanda Ripley
2021 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 9h 50m | 274.32MB
When we are baffled by the insanity of the ďother sideĒ - in our politics, at work, or at home - itís because we arenít seeing how the conflict itself has taken over.
Thatís what ďhigh conflictĒ does. Itís the invisible hand of our time. And itís different from the useful friction of healthy conflict. Thatís good conflict, and itís a necessary force that pushes us to be better people.
High conflict, by contrast, is what happens when discord distills into a good-versus-evil kind of feud, the kind with an us and a them. In this state, the normal rules of engagement no longer apply. The brain behaves differently. We feel increasingly certain of our own superiority and, at the same time, more and more mystified by the other side.
In a lively audio production with sound clips from individuals and situations she discusses in the book, New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates how good people get captured by high conflict - and how they break free.
Our journey begins in California, where a world-renowned conflict expert struggles to extract himself from a political feud. Then we meet a Chicago gang leader who dedicates his life to a vendetta - only to find himself working beside the man who killed his childhood idol. Next, we travel to Colombia, to find out whether thousands of people can be nudged out of high conflict at scale. Finally, we return to America to see what happens when a group of liberal Manhattan Jews and conservative Michigan corrections officers choose to stay in each otherís homes in order to understand one another better.
All these people, in dramatically different situations, were drawn into high conflict by similar forces, including conflict entrepreneurs, humiliation, and false binaries. But ultimately, all of them found ways to transform high conflict into something good, something that made them better people. They rehumanized and recatego≠rized their opponents, and they revived curiosity and wonder, even as they continued to fight for what they knew was right.
People do escape high conflict. Individuals - even entire communities - can short-circuit the feedback loops of outrage and blame, if they want to. This is a mind-opening new way to think about conflict that will transform how we move through the world.
Featuring audio highlights from actual interviews, town hall meetings, and podcasts.
First Steps: How Upright Walking Made Us Human [Audiobook]
10 April 2021, 07:32
Author: Jeremy DeSilva | Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
2021 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 9h 17m | 258.61 MB
Blending history, science, and culture, a stunning and highly engaging evolutionary story exploring how walking on two legs allowed humans to become the planetís dominant species.
Humans are the only mammals to walk on two, rather than four legs - a locomotion known as bipedalism. We strive to be upstanding citizens, honor those who stand tall and proud, and take a stand against injustices. We follow in each otherís footsteps and celebrate a childís beginning to walk. But why, and how, exactly, did we take our first steps? And at what cost? Bipedalism has its drawbacks: Giving birth is more difficult and dangerous; our running speed is much slower than other animals; and we suffer a variety of ailments, from hernias to sinus problems.
In First Steps, paleoanthropologist Jeremy DeSilva explores how unusual and extraordinary this seemingly ordinary ability is. A seven-million-year journey to the very origins of the human lineage, First Steps shows how upright walking was a gateway to many of the other attributes that make us human - from our technological abilities, our thirst for exploration, our use of language - and may have laid the foundation for our speciesí traits of compassion, empathy, and altruism. Moving from developmental psychology labs to ancient fossil sites throughout Africa and Eurasia, DeSilva brings to life our adventure walking on two legs.
Delving deeply into the story of our past and the new discoveries rewriting our understanding of human evolution, First Steps examines how walking upright helped us rise above all over species on this planet.
Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.
Anthill Economics: Animal Ecosystems and the Human Economy [Audiobook]
10 April 2021, 07:27
Author: Nathanial Gronewold | Narrator: Stephen R Thorne
2021 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 9h 17m | 515.75MB
Drawing from the nascent field of biophysical economics, Anthill Economics puts forth a radical new way of thinking: as 21st-century citizens, the global economy truly is our human ecosystem. It is where raw materials are sourced, goods are supplied, energy is converted, and capital is exchanged. Shouldn't it stand to reason that the same principles that affect animal ecosystems similarly apply to our - albeit more complex - human ecosystem, too?
Gronewold draws comparisons from both the animal kingdom and the atomic world. The rollercoaster-like rise and fall of the caribou population on a remote island can teach us about resource allocation. The behavior of squirrels gathering nuts is a lesson in energy return on investment. Could the high unemployment rates of anthill colonies shed light on problems with the human job market? And, will global warming change these patterns for humans and insects alike? Furthermore, if certain laws of physics can be used to explain the distribution of energy in a complex physical system, could these same laws also explain the distribution of money in a complex economic system as well?
This clearly written book full of illuminating ecological analogies provides a more complete understanding of human commerce shaped by the rules of nature and laws of physics.
America in the World: A History of US Diplomacy and Foreign Policy [Audiobook]
10 April 2021, 07:17
Author: Robert B Zoellick | Narrator: Brian Troxell
2020 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 24h 23m | 1.3GB
Ranging from Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson to Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, and James Baker, America in the World tells the vibrant story of American diplomacy.
Recounting the actors and events of US foreign policy, Zoellick identifies five traditions that have emerged from America's encounters with the world: the importance of North America; the special roles trading, transnational, and technological relations play in defining ties with others; changing attitudes toward alliances and ways of ordering connections among states; the need for public support, especially through Congress; and the belief that American policy should serve a larger purpose. These traditions frame a closing review of post-Cold War presidencies, which Zoellick foresees serving as guideposts for the future.
Both a sweeping work of history and an insightful guide to US diplomacy past and present, America in the World serves as an informative companion and practical adviser to listeners seeking to understand the strategic and immediate challenges of US foreign policy during an era of transformation.