An urgently needed guide to the alarming increase in anxiety and stress experienced by girls from elementary school through college, from the New York Times bestselling author of Untangled ´´An invaluable read for anyone who has girls, works with girls, or cares about girls-for everyone!´´-Claire Shipman, author of The Confidence Code and The Confidence Code for Girls Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls. Research finds that the number of girls who said that they often felt nervous, worried, or fearful jumped 55 percent from 2009 to 2014, while the comparable number for adolescent boys has remained unchanged. As a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with girls, Lisa Damour, Ph.D., has witnessed this rising tide of stress and anxiety in her own research, in private practice, and in the all-girls´ school where she consults. She knew this had to be the topic of her new book. In the engaging, anecdotal style and reassuring tone that won over thousands of readers of her first book, Untangled, Damour starts by addressing the facts about psychological pressure. She explains the surprising and underappreciated value of stress and anxiety: that stress can helpfully stretch us beyond our comfort zones, and anxiety can play a key role in keeping girls safe. When we emphasize the benefits of stress and anxiety, we can help our daughters take them in stride. But no parents want their daughter to suffer from emotional overload, so Damour then turns to the many facets of girls´ lives where tension takes hold: their interactions at home, pressures at school, social anxiety among other girls and among boys, and their lives online. As readers move through the layers of girls´ lives, they´ll learn about the critical steps that adults can take to shield their daughters from the toxic pressures to which our culture-including we, as parents-subjects girls. Readers who know Damour from Untangled or the New York Times, or from her regular appearances on CBS News, will be drawn to this important new contribution to understanding and supporting today´s girls. Advance praise for Under Pressure ´´Truly a must-read for parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors wanting to help girls along the path to adulthood.´´-Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult
Yes Sir: Erotic Stories of Female Submission delivers all the erotic punishment you deserve. Writer Rachel Kramer Bussell offers many different stories about masters, daddies, and the women who like to scream, squirm, and be naughty. Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to email@example.com. [Episode 657, May 1, 2015] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/150501/pf_suzy_150501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is said that there is a narcissism epidemic currently happening. The news is filled with people who harm others on a daily basis. They take advantage of others for reasons of greed, manipulation, and advancement. They are object-oriented, and they seem to treat people in the same way that they would treat an ant: cold and indifferent. Many of my listeners are subjected to one or more narcissists on a daily basis. They write to me with many different questions revolving around dealing with the narcissist in their life. If a person is intuitive, introspective and analytical, they can become adept at dealing with narcissists in any walk of life. They can become a sort of expert in interacting with narcissists, psychopaths, and sociopaths so that they avoid ultimate harm. A person who experiences insult and injury should advance into self-protective modes when a narcissist or sociopath is around. We are wired to scan our environment for dangers, and then to react in appropriate ways to reduce the amount of danger to ourselves. The problem is that many of us have broken sensors. We have had so much trauma and poor experiences in our lives that we stop looking for positive people and positive experiences. We fall into a trap where we begin to settle for people who are lower on the food chain. We marry beneath us instead of striving to find a partner who is healthy, supportive, and uplifting. We don´t demand more of our friends. As a society, we have become wimpy in challenging others who do not meet our expectations that we have set for ourselves. We are told to ´be nice´, and thus we be nice to all the wrong people. While we are all on high-alert for dangers, those who have been exposed on a regular basis to narcissists and psychopaths become desensitized in their ability to detect healthy and unhealthy people. If we were raised by self-absorbed parents, we don´t think twice about dating a self-absorbed mate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057505/bk_acx0_057505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you exhausted? Women today really do feel the weight of the world on their shoulders. Every morning we are greeted with a long list of to-dos: get the kids up and out the door on time, have a meaningful quiet time, put in a full day at the office, spend an hour at the gym, prepare a healthy and delicious meal (organic and locally grown, of course), and make sure the sink sparkles before you go to bed. Oh, and don’t forget to look great and smile while you’re doing it. These are all good things to do, of course. But the bigger problem occurs when we start to feel as if our worth is measured by our to-do lists. And the messages we receive at church, on Facebook, and from the media only perpetuate these unrealistic expectations, creating a relentless cycle of exhaustion. As Elyse Fitzpatrick has traveled this country, she has seen increasing evidence of this weariness epidemic invading our churches and communities. And she has good news for women everywhere: there is hope! God doesn’t judge us by our to-do lists. Free yourself today from the endless stream of bad advice and discover the true rest God offers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karyn O´Bryant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001153/bk_hove_001153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
IntroductionTim Lynch and Steve Silverman on jury nullification James Tooley on his book The Beautiful TreeClark Neily on the epidemic of judicial abdicationDaniel Drezner on why military primacy doesn’t payJonathan Rauch on countering attacks on free thoughtSen. Ron Wyden on reforming the NSA 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/131210/sp_cato_131210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER** Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today?s most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created? ? Fascinating ? compelling ? [Harari] has teed up a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the 21st century ? Bill Gates, New York Times ?Truly mind-expanding? Ultra-topical? Guardian
Patient Zero was not source of AIDS epidemic, DNA shows.´´HIV´s US Arrival Gets Pushed Back´´ is from the November 26, 2016 issue of Science News. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/bosn/020410/pe_bosn_020410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins. From the author of the multimillion copy best seller Sapiens. Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003054/bk_rhuk_003054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sara Jaffe´s engrossing debut novel, Dryland, is a smart coming-of-age novel that charts the murky waters of adolescence. Anything can happen when Julie hits the water. It´s 1992, and the world is caught up in the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the Balkan Wars, but for Julie Winter, 15, the news is noise. In Portland, Oregon, Julie moves through her days in a series of negatives: the skaters she doesn´t think are cute, the Guatemalan backpack she doesn´t buy at the craft fair, the umbrella she refuses to carry despite the incessant rain. Her family life is routine and restrained, and no one talks about Julie´s older brother, a one-time Olympic hopeful swimmer who now lives in self-imposed exile in Berlin. Julie has never considered swimming herself until Alexis, the swim team captain, tries to recruit her. It´s a dare and a flirtation - and a chance for Julie to find her brother or to finally let him go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carly Robins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025565/bk_adbl_025565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s almost impossible to hide from the news and discussion about the obesity epidemic that´s taking both lives and shattering the quality of life worldwide. It´s in the papers, on television, and being blogged about on the Internet almost endlessly. If that´s not enough, unless you´re blind, it´s hard to walk the streets of any big city or small town and not see the end product of this epidemic first hand. The hard brutal truth is that people are getting fatter and fatter and this is a real health crisis that only a fool could ignore. The question stands - what can we do about it? How can we turn the tide against obesity? The answer is, of course, diet and exercise. There´s plenty of diverse ideas about both, some good and a few bad. This guide offers what I feel may be the perfect solution to a vast majority of people´s struggle with putting on fat. It´s fairly simple and packed with power, in line with both nature and common sense. Most importantly it works and works almost like magic. Introducing Intermittent Fasting: An Introductory Guide to Uncovering the Truth of the Feast and Famine Diet. This powerful tool will provide you with everything you need to finally achieve your dream body by turning towards an easy-to-follow diet that will allow you to have your cake and eat it too! You can make promises to yourself all day and night, but actually following a diet plan until you see results is the hard part. Most people quit in the first week! Don´t be one of them! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Blake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060312/bk_acx0_060312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.