Smart people are not only just as prone to making mistakes as everyone else, they may be even more susceptible to them. This is the ´´intelligence trap,´´ the subject of David Robson´s fascinating and provocative book. The Intelligence Trap explores cutting-edge ideas in our understanding of intelligence and expertise, including ´´strategic ignorance,´´ ´´meta-forgetfulness,´´ and ´´functional stupidity.´´ Robson reveals the surprising ways that even the brightest minds and most talented organizations can go wrong-from some of Thomas Edison´s worst ideas to failures at NASA, Nokia, and the FBI. And he offers practical advice to avoid mistakes based on the timeless lessons of Benjamin Franklin, Richard Feynman, and Daniel Kahneman.
Safe sex doesn’t seem necessary when you think you’re in love, even if you only met a few hours ago.Dumb is not a word usually affiliated with Ivy Wright. Accomplished, successful and inspirational are usually more common. But not when it comes to men. She is unable to resist the charm and allure of bad boys even when she sees them for what they are. It’s an everyday Being Mary Jane story. So focused on success in her career, Wright misses that her love life is actually only a sex life. Her relationships begin with passion and romance and change to drama and pain long before she makes her way out of them. Sometimes bad relationships feel good. As she creeps past her 30s she realizes she has a problem and seeks help from ´´The Husband Whisperer´´. Wright tracks her bad decision making back to emotional damage from her childhood and her first godforsaken exploration of sex. Reflection brings clarity on all the benefits and growth of walking away from the toxic relationships of her past, which eventually leads to marriage. If you like realty TV shows like Married at First Sight, Love and Hip Hop, and 90 Day Fiancé, you’ll love Young, Dumb & Full of Hmm....Things people do when they think they’re in love are entertaining and relatable. Unlock Wright’s stories and lessons and get your copy now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147534/bk_acx0_147534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Such a Pretty Fat, Jen Lancaster learned how to come to terms with her body. In My Fair Lazy, she expanded her mind. Now, the New York Times best-selling author gives herself - and her generation - a kick in the X, by facing her greatest challenge to date: acting her age. Jen is finally ready to put away childish things (except her Barbie Styling Head, of course) and embrace the investment-making, mortgage-carrying, life insurance-having adult she´s become. From getting a mammogram to volunteering at a halfway house, she tackles the grown-up activities she´s resisted for years, and with each rite of passage she completes, she´ll uncover a valuable - and probably humiliating - life lesson that will ease her path to full-fledged, if reluctant, adult. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jen Lancaster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001880/bk_peng_001880_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook contains life-changing stories from Africa. In the heart of Africa, a young missionary kid´s life is changed forever. Impacted by the lessons he learned while hunting birds, leaving home, or chasing girls, Paul Brown shares some unforgettable stories that could change your life. Enjoy stories including: ´´Dumb African Mud Frog´´, ´´Without Any Real Friends´´, ´´Hunting With the Zandes´´, ´´The Treasure Was Gold,´´ and many more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126788/bk_acx0_126788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray invoke the teachings of Daniel Pinkwater to convince Mary Ann that a really dumb car decision could improve every other aspect of her life. Alas, the Pinkwater philosophy won´t help Paul, who is learning an expensive lesson about what happens when you don´t test drive an old van before buying. Elsewhere, Ron has noticed an epidemic of padiddles (cars with one headlight out) since a recent cold snap; Lesley is looking for an antifreeze that will actually work in an Alaska winter (without giving her veterinary practice new patients); and does Tommy suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Italian Male Malaise? All of this, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: January 13, 2018] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/180113/rt_cart_180113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Iyara thought it would be easy to sneak into the Ogre king´s lair and steal his treasure. She thought it would be nothing to sneak past the big, dumb, lazy orc guards. She thought wrong. Now, she´s being taken to Wroth, king of the mountain Ogres, so he and his big, beefy orc guards, can teach her a lesson in respecting his kingdom. Warning: This is a tale of monster sex. This story was written to unlock your darkest fantasies and innermost desires. It is not for the faint of heart and is not your mother´s erotica. All of the sexual descriptions found in this audiobook are very explicit in nature. It´s not suitable for someone under 18 years of age. Listen at your own risk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lil Tulip. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018048/bk_acx0_018048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Save a horse. Ride a cowboy. Bull riding is dangerous as hell, but that’s half the fun. Guts, glory, and cute country girls lined up for days. It may take only eight seconds to win, but I can go all night. Yeah, I’ve broken almost every bone in my body at some point, but I’ve been the world rodeo champion two years running. Nothing’s gonna keep me from making it three. Not even Mae Guthrie, a spitfire who’s as hot as a Texas wildfire and one hell of a distraction - and who acts like she doesn’t remember me at all.... I’ll just have to remind her that we’ve been acquainted. I bet she’ll remember once she’s screaming my name. Jackson Cody nearly ruined my life. I was dumb, drunk, and 18. He was a rodeo star with a smile that could melt steel, and I was this close to giving him everything. Thank God for that close call with the cops. I learned my lesson, grew up, and moved on. Now I’ve got my first huge assignment as a photographer, and if I play it right, this rodeo shoot could make my whole career. There’s just one problem, and it’s got spurs, boots, and hazel eyes. He’s grown up, too - Lord has he grown up - and he’s only gotten hotter, cockier, and more dangerously alluring since the last time I saw him. But now I’m older, wiser, and not interested in a fling with a cowboy...right? It’s only a couple of days. How hard can he be to resist? Ride is a 90,000 word stand-alone romance, and it’s got a happily ever after ending and explicit scenes that’ll make you need to turn the AC up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxine Mitchell, Brett Galliford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000782/bk_inbl_000782_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America´s colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff reveals how higher education fails to teach students to become critical thinkers: by stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, promoting groupthink, and encouraging an unscholarly certainty about complex issues. Lukianoff walks readers through the life of a modern-day college student, from orientation to the end of freshman year. Through this lens, he describes startling violations of free speech rights: a student in Indiana punished for publicly reading a book, a student in Georgia expelled for a pro-environment collage he posted on Facebook, students at Yale banned from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on a T shirt, and students across the country corralled into tiny ´´free speech zones” when they wanted to express their views. But Lukianoff goes further, demonstrating how this culture of censorship is bleeding into the larger society. As he explores public controversies involving Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, Larry Summers - even Dave Barry and Jon Stewart - Lukianoff paints a stark picture of our ability as a nation to discuss important issues rationally. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate illuminates how intolerance for dissent and debate on today´s campus threatens the freedom of every citizen and makes us all just a little bit dumber. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Hodges. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003580/bk_acx0_003580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.