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. From the Hardcover edition.
Ask a member of the middle class what it takes to become wealthy, and she´ll tell you it takes a bold new idea. Tell that to a self-made millionaire, and he´ll vehemently disagree. What explains the difference in mind-set between the self-made wealthy and the rest of us? It´s not what you think, as journalist and entrepreneur Lewis Schiff convincingly illustrates through groundbreaking research and compelling storytelling. For decades, the middle class has believed that the road to success meant working hard and playing by rules passed down from previous generations. But as the 2008 economic crisis has made clear, the old rules no longer apply. While household net worth has declined for most, self-made business leaders - entrepreneurially minded individuals born into the middle class who have accumulated significant wealth - have prospered. What makes these have-mores financially successful while the rest of us have never felt more uncertain about our professional and financial futures? In Business Brilliant, Lewis Schiff reveals the eye-opening findings from a national survey of middle-class workers and self-made millionaires, offering practical guidance to show the rest of us what America´s self-made rich already know. Through his research, he holds a mirror to our most commonly held beliefs about success and then reveals the truth about how wealth is really created by surveying the truly wealthy. In doing so, he explodes the conventional wisdom and identifies the distinct principles practiced by individuals who may or may not be any smarter than the rest of the population but seem to understand instinctively how money is made. They don´t employ business-as-usual practices; they adopt a ´´Business Brilliant´´ mind-set. The book illustrates how these self-made millionaires choose their careers, negotiate to win, and leverage social networks to accumulate their wealth. Schiff argues that it is the synergy behind seven uncommon prac... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003340/bk_harp_003340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Melissa Francis was only eight years old when she won the role of a lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the world´s most famous prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie. Now, in Lessons from the Prairie, she shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set and lessons learned from the show´s dynamic creator, Michael Landon, that have echoed throughout Melissa´s adult life. With novel insights on hard work, making mistakes, and even spirituality, Francis shares inspirational and practical life lessons that will appeal to both her current TV fans and fans of one of the most adored TV shows of all time. 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: Melissa Francis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003119/bk_hach_003119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Little Lessons from the Saints:52 Simple and Surprising Ways to See the Saint in You Bob Burnham
Lessons from the Prairie:The Surprising Secrets to Happiness, Success, and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on America´s Favorite Show Hachette Books Melissa Francis
Much of the advice we´ve been told about achievement is logical, earnest...and downright wrong. In Barking up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and, most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. You´ll learn: Why valedictorians rarely become millionaires and how your biggest weakness might actually be your greatest strength Whether nice guys finish last and why the best lessons about cooperation come from gang members, pirates, and serial killers Why trying to increase confidence fails and how Buddhist philosophy holds a superior solution The secret ingredient to ´´grit´´ that Navy SEALs and disaster survivors leverage to keep going How to find work-life balance using the strategy of Genghis Khan, the errors of Albert Einstein, and a little lesson from Spider-Man By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them - and find out, in some cases, why it´s good that we aren´t. Barking up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn´t, so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Wayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006038/bk_harp_006038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Out of the Box: A Soul´s Surprising Journey chronicles the 25-year modern-day odyssey of the soul now known in the spiritual realms as Lucerne. This saga of actively lived soul retrieval and karmic resolution begins with the author´s sudden transcendent remembrance of being born into this lifetime. Through direct, ongoing, laser-like experiences, she is able to recover parts of her soul that had been ´´frozen in time,´´ offering the listener a glimpse into the lessons of karma and how karmic residue comes up for redress in present time. Through intercession by her Divine Self, her tireless spirit guides, and Mother Mary, the author benefits from a broad-based spiritual curriculum that literally took her all over the world. To continue her spiritual adventure, this soul must first let go of long-held anger, and must truly forgive herself and others. At times hilarious, at times shocking, every word is true! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Wolken. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009354/bk_acx0_009354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Myth of Monogamy, husband and wife David P. Barash (an evolutionary biologist) and Judith Eve Lipton (a psychiatrist), stunned the public by showing how rare monogamy is in nature. Now, in Strange Bedfellows, they look at the other side of the coin: how biology actually promotes monogamy in some species and how these lessons apply to human beings. An accessible work of science that is relevant to our intimate daily life, Strange Bedfellows will reassure some people, surprise others, and engage everyone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001059/bk_adbl_001059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.