WHEN THIS DOCTOR TALKS, YOU SHOULD LISTEN. Thousands of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical examiner Jan Garavaglia´s table. What is particularly sad about this is that many of these deaths could easily have been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she´s known to many, could not tell these individuals how to avoid their fates, we can benefit from her experience and profound insight into the choices we make each day. In How Not to Die, Dr. G acts as a medical detective to identify the often-unintentional ways we harm our bodies, then shows us how to use that information to live better and smarter. She provides startling tips on how to make wise choices so that we don´t have to see her, or someone like her, for a good, long time. ? In ´´Highway to the Morgue,? we learn the one commonsense safety tip that can prevent deadly accidents?and the reason you should never drive with the windows half open ? ´´Code Blue? teaches us how to increase our chances of leaving the hospital alive?and how to insist that everyone caring for you practice the easiest hygiene method around ? ´´Everyday Dangers? informs us why neat freaks live longer?and the best ways to stay safe in a car during a lightning storm Using anecdotes from her cases and a liberal dose of humor, Dr. G gives us her prescription for living a healthier, better, longer life?and unlike many doctors´ orders, this one is surprisingly easy to follow.
Dr. Rod Bailey was sent on a once-in-a-lifetime mission trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as part of the One Child Matters Program. With some reservations, he enters into a land where driving recklessly on crowded streets is normal, roosters crow from the rusty rooftops, and the strong coffee gets no creamer. But, the greater lessons lie in his interaction he has with the proud people, the grateful children, and the mission he came to serve. Join Dr. Bailey in his five day journey of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, July 2013. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Edmondson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032334/bk_acx0_032334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world´s most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.
A self-help audiobook like no other. From the author of the best-selling Hard Time, and seen on Locked Up Abroad, Shaun Attwood took his business degree to Phoenix, Arizona, where he became an award winning stockbroker and then a millionaire day trader during the dot-com bubble. But Shaun became greedy and lost sight of what was important. He threw raves and distributed Ecstasy grossing $25 million. Before being convicted of money laundering and drug dealing, he served 26 months in the infamous jail system run by the notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Lessons from a Drug Lord is his account of the time Shaun spent submerged in a nightmarish world of drugs and gangs, insect infested cells with food unfit for animals and the lessons he learned from his choices. His teachings will force you to re-examine your life and what is truly important. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Geoffrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001286/bk_gdan_001286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Parenting in Christ: Lessons from the Parables invites parents to explore the parables of Christ and examine the treasures within that can apply to parenting a child, guiding them to become a person who lives like Jesus did. Jesus told these parables, or stories, to teach us about who we are, who God is, and the way of God. Within these stories are hidden the secrets of the invisible world and truths to help kids grow up and mature in Christ-like character. ´´It is a lovely study on the parables´ value for bringing up children. Her insights into the implications for nurturing children (and adults) are excellent and highly applicable.´´ (Rev. Dr. William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Dronen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118127/bk_acx0_118127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the three primary architects of the American policy response to the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression, a magnificent big-picture synthesis - from why it happened to where we are now.In 2018, Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner, and Hank Paulson came together to reflect on the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis 10 years on. Recognizing that, as Ben put it, ´´the enemy is forgetting´´, they examine the causes of the crisis, why it was so damaging, and what it ultimately took to prevent a second Great Depression. And they provide to their successors in the US and the finance ministers and central bank governors of other countries a valuable playbook for reducing the damage from future financial crises. Firefighting provides a candid and powerful account of the choices they and their teams made during the crisis, working under two presidents and with the leaders of Congress. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004426/bk_peng_004426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this thought-provoking book, the acclaimed author of Our Inner Ape examines how empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans. Are we our brothers´ keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own survival and interests? By studying social behaviors in animals, such as bonding, the herd instinct, the forming of trusting alliances, expressions of consolation, and conflict resolution, Frans de Waal demonstrates that animals-and humans-are ´´preprogrammed to reach out.´´ He has found that chimpanzees care for mates that are wounded by leopards, elephants offer ´´reassuring rumbles´´ to youngsters in distress, and dolphins support sick companions near the water´s surface to prevent them from drowning. From day one humans have innate sensitivities to faces, bodies, and voices; we´ve been designed to feel for one another. De Waal´s theory runs counter to the assumption that humans are inherently selfish, which can be seen in the fields of politics, law, and finance. But he cites the public´s outrage at the U.S. government´s lack of empathy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina as a significant shift in perspective-one that helped Barack Obama become elected and ushered in what may well become an Age of Empathy. Through a better understanding of empathy´s survival value in evolution, de Waal suggests, we can work together toward a more just society based on a more generous and accurate view of human nature. Written in layman´s prose with a wealth of anecdotes, wry humor, and incisive intelligence, The Age of Empathy is essential reading for our embattled times. ´´An important and timely message about the biological roots of human kindness.´´ -Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape
Do you have the power to get things done? Your ability to lead and influence others is based on your power. Power is a complex combination of one’s knowledge, expressiveness, history, character, and attraction, as well as one’s resources, position, network, and reputation. Understanding the sources of power and knowing how to amass it is the ultimate key to success. Drawn from groundbreaking research on the very nature of power, The Elements of Power examines how people use and lose power, how power works in organizations, and the relationship between power and leadership. Complete with a handy self-assessment, this fascinating book is an essential tool you can leverage to motivate, influence, and inspire others, and to achieve greatness in every realm of your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000607/bk_gdan_000607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Change the way you think about some of the greatest stories ever told with this examination of the most important myths from more than 3,000 years of history. The ways in which the human imagination can transform historical events, people, and themes into powerful myths that endure through the ages is nothing short of awe-inspiring. To examine the core of the world´s greatest myths and tales is to confront some of history´s most basic human truths. These 36 captivating lectures comprise a powerful work of storytelling prowess and historical insight, exploring events and individuals that so gripped civilizations, they transcended to the level of myth and played an important role in shaping culture, politics, religion, and more. Looking at myths from ancient Greece and Rome, from the Near East and the Middle East, from early and modern Europe, and from the United States, Professor Fears shows how myths convey higher truths too profound to be described in ordinary language. Decoding them, Professor Fears reveals how they serve as enduring sources of wisdom. For example, the rich tapestry of supernatural events in the Epic of Gilgamesh provided support for Mesopotamian politics, including the need for a divinely appointed kingship. The furious battles in Beowulf played an important role in cementing Germanic ideas of courage, heroism, glory, and honor. And the dramatic last stand at the Battle of the Alamo emphasized for Americans that liberty is worth any price. The search for wisdom is one of life´s great purposes, and there is much wisdom to be gleaned from the world´s great myths. By the final powerful and stirring lecture of this course, you´re sure to find yourself wiser than you were before you started. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Rufus Fears. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000181/bk_tcco_000181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.