Harvard Medical School psychologist and Huffington Post blogger Craig Malkin addresses the "narcissism epidemic" by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining how too little of it may be a bad thing. "What is narcissism?" is one of the fastest rising searches on Google, and articles on the topic routinely go viral. Yet, the word narcissist seems to mean something different every time it's uttered. People hurl the word as an insult at anyone who offends them. It's become so ubiquitous, in fact, that it's lost any clear meaning. The only certainty these days is that it's bad to be a narcissist - really bad - inspiring the same kind of roiling queasiness we feel when we hear the word sexist or racist. That's especially troubling news for millennials, the people born after 1980, who've been branded the "most narcissistic generation ever". In Rethinking Narcissism listeners will learn that there's far more to narcissism than its reductive invective would imply. The truth is that narcissists (all of us) fall on a spectrum somewhere between utter selflessness on the one side and arrogance and grandiosity on the other. A healthy middle exhibits a strong sense of self. On the far end lies sociopathy. Malkin deconstructs the healthy from the unhealthy narcissism and offers clear, step-by-step guidance on how to promote healthy narcissism in our partners, our children, and ourselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kiff VandenHeuvel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004551/bk_harp_004551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) Lifestyle blogger Rachel Hollis has built a career out of being honest about how she’s trying to live her best life. In Girl, Wash Your Face, Hollis serves up all the lies she’s told herself over the years, to encourage us all to start seeing the most basic truth: it is totally up to you to live the life you want to live. Don't miss out on this ZIP Reads summary of Rachael Hollis' funny, heartwarming, and honest take on motherhood, success, authenticity, and life. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? A synopsis of the original book Key takeaways to help you start living your best life Analysis of each takeaway Key themes from Rachael's philosophy Editorial review Short bio of the original author About the Original Book: In Girl, Wash Your Face, lifestyle blogger Rachel Harris shares the lies she’s told herself over the years that have held her back. Covering everything from becoming a mother to running a business, Hollis tells hilariously personal stories about how shaving her toes taught her a lesson about judgment, or when using the word “tired” around the mother of a newborn-baby is dangerous, and why dreaming about a Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was actually a really good professional move for her. Along the way, she shows us that the only thing getting in the way of accomplishing our dreams is our inability to accept the most fundamental truth: we choose the lives we live every day. Rachel Hollis wants us all to come clean, tell the truth, and live it up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Satauna Howery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113623/bk_acx0_113623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wellness Blogger Stefan Miraglia shares his story and tools to help people on their own journey to cultivating a positive mindset. Anxiety, depression, and negative thinking are growing at record levels and Stefan wanted to do something about it. Stefan wanted to help people so that one day we can all be free of crippling anxiety and depression. Through his story, Stefan hopes to help many people on their own journey towards positive mental health. Whether you are looking for relief from anxiety or depression, wanting tools to help you with your mental health, or just to listen to a story about someone who has been there and came out on the other side - this book has something in it for you. Stefan is donating a portion of every sale to mental health organisations to help spread the word of positive mental health. It is time to take control of your happiness and redesign your mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Miraglia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/182310/bk_acx0_182310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to use writing rituals and routines to be a more productive and successful blogger Let's face it: blogging is hard work, and finding the motivation to blog consistently can be hard to come by, but without consistency, no blogger succeeds. Think about it! One thing that all successful bloggers have in common is consistency, and for many of them, writing rituals and routines are what keep them motivated and on track with their blogging. The great news is anyone - even people with very limited time to blog - can publish blog content consistently. The key isn't great writing skills, fancy degrees, or buckets of free time. The key is developing a custom-designed blogging routine that works for you. In the Blogger's Quick Guide to Writing Rituals and Routines, you'll discover a step-by-step plan to creating your personal blogging routine, which will result in: Getting rid of mental clutter and freeing your mind to write Beating writer's block Reducing blog-related anxiety Scheduling writing time without being a slave to your calendar Meeting your word count goals even when you have days with zero time to write Growing your blog content in as little as 15 minutes a day Getting more blogging done by getting away from it all Nurturing your blogging soul And so much more! Learning the secrets of blogging rituals and routines won't take you all day. When I polled my readers, I learned that people want content delivered in bite-size pieces that can be quickly consumed. This inspired me to create my Blogger's Quick Guide Series. The books in this series are 10,000 words or less and can be listened to in about an hour. Writing prompts are included for those who want to spend more time reflecting on the content of each chapter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Livermore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085480/bk_acx0_085480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, as the world gets smaller, cultural collisions are all around us, including the language that surrounds us. We're constantly searching for new and better ways to communicate. Blogger Ben Schott's job for the New York Times is to troll the internet for new and noteworthy words. He tells Steve Paulson these words tell us volumes about the times we live in. Next, when most of us are having trouble find the right words to make sense of the world, we turn to writers. They usually let their books do the talking, but occasionally we get to hear it straight from the authors themselves. Richard Fairmont recently produced a set of CDs for the BBC that include rare recordings of the prominent writers. They're called The Spoken Word: British Writers and The Spoken Word: American Writers. Fairmont tells Steve Paulson all about it. Also, the search for a common tongue has moved us in many directions. To the surprise of many, English has filled in the gaps, or at least a version of English. Robert McCrum is the author of Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language. He tells Jim Fleming how English became Globish.In such a complex world, sometimes simple is best, and what could be simpler than a bumper sticker? Menlo School philosophy teacher Jack Bowen isn't fooled, however. In in book "If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers," he points out that restricting yourself to eight or nine words can be far more complex than you would expect. He tells Anne Strainchamps how he got interested in bumper stickers. [Broadcast Date: May 27, 2011] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/110527/rt_tbon_110527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, as the world gets smaller, cultural collisions are all around us, including the language that surrounds us. We're constantly searching for new and better ways to communicate. Blogger Ben Schott's job for the New York Times is to troll the internet for new and noteworthy words. He tells Steve Paulson these words tell us volumes about the times we live in. Next, when most of us are having trouble find the right words to make sense of the world, we turn to writers. They usually let their books do the talking, but occasionally we get to hear it straight from the authors themselves. Richard Fairmont recently produced a set of CDs for the BBC that include rare recordings of the prominent writers. They're called The Spoken Word: British Writers and The Spoken Word: American Writers. Fairmont tells Steve Paulson all about it. Then, the search for a common tongue has moved us in many directions. To the surprise of many, English has filled in the gaps, or at least a version of English. Robert McCrum is the author of Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language. He tells Jim Fleming how English became Globish. And finally, in such a complex world, sometimes simple is best, and what could be simpler than a bumper sticker? Menlo School philosophy teacher Jack Bowen isn't fooled, however. In in book If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers, he points out that restricting yourself to eight or nine words can be far more complex than you would expect. He tells Anne Strainchamps how he got interested in bumper stickers. [Broadcast Date: June 2, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/100602/rt_tbon_100602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There isn’t really a “go to” book - or audiobook - on Scripture. Sure, there are plenty of theological books on Scripture, and lots of popular-level works on how to read Scripture, and more and more books on the whole story line of Scripture. But there is not one book that people turn to for the basics on the Bible. We need a book that college freshmen will read when they have questions, a book that mentors can use and small groups will employ, a book that a Bible class in high school or college might assign. We need a audiobook on the Good Book that is relevant enough to get a hearing, but timeless enough to be read with profit twenty years from now. That’s the sort of book popular author, pastor, and blogger Kevin DeYoung has aimed to write. Addressing the issues of our day - questions related to the reliability, authority, and readability of the Bible - DeYoung tackles these head on, but without complex terminology or a long list of footnotes. Taking God at His Word serves as a comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to a classic, orthodox doctrine of Scripture for the average man or woman in the pew, helping Christians across the globe gain confidence that the Bible really is knowable, necessary, and enough. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee DeYoung. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001098/bk_hove_001098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ukraine Travel Guide was created by a local blogger and a great Ukraine lover, Iryna Tverda. She would love to show you the best of her homeland and the most undiscovered country in Europe. This audiobook is for those who know nothing about Ukraine, complete “Ukraine beginners” who, hearing the word Ukraine, think of “the war, football player Andriy Shevchenko, and Chernobyl”, and who might not even guess Ukraine has so many pristine natural wonders, historical places, architectural gems, and cultural events to offer. The audiobook is full of local legends and folklore stories behind each castle, museum, and mountain, so even if you are not going to Ukraine, at least in this life, you may discover something new about another culture. And of course, the guide definitely may be useful to travelers who are planning a trip to Ukraine, as it provides a certain “to-do” list in the country, followed by the information about prices, fares, food, and popular tourist attractions, as well as hidden places even locals are not aware of, cheap hostels, and unique restaurants. Inside the audiobook, you will find: Three separate detailed “to-do” guides for Kyiv, Lviv, and Odessa: all tourist attractions with the clear description, entrance fee, working time, and how to get there; hidden places worth attention, unusual museums, food tips, accommodation, and useful websites. Ukraine's top places to visit, including the world's only botanical phenomenon, Tunnel of Love; medieval castles and knight festivals; thousand-year-old caves full of ghost legends; authentic mountain villages inhabited by Ukrainian highlanders known as Hutsuls; the Cossack island Khortytsya; ancient temples vibrating unbelievable energy; one of the world’s famous garden-park art creations, Sofiyivka Park; picturesque local flea markets; and many others. Chernobyl Zone - why thousands of foreign tourists visit the notorious 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ross Pipkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119011/bk_acx0_119011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lucy and her pack are back in this sequel to Beth Vrabel's heartwarming and humorous debut, Pack of Dorks. Sheldon convinces Lucy, Sam, April, and Amanda to join him at a weeklong sleepaway summer camp - Camp Paleo: Live Like a Caveman. Like cavemen, they're going to have to make do without air-conditioning or a heated pool. They'll learn archery and dig for fossils. And Grandma's coming, too; she's taking a job as lunch lady for the camp next door. At the last minute, Sam backs out to go to a gymnastics training camp instead. Lucy wonders why she misses him so much - it's not like he's her boyfriend or anything. Why does the word boyfriend make her blush, even when she's only thinking it? She needs a distraction. Enter Mr. Bosserman, the grouchy camp leader who won't budge on the caveman aspect of the camp. The old man needs some softening up, and Lucy knows just the person for the job: Grandma. One successful match made, Lucy starts to see potential lovebirds everywhere. And setting up couples keeps her from facing the question tickling the back of her mind: Is she in love with Sam? But when the wrong campers fall for each other, the pack falls apart, all under the watchful eye of a supersecret blogger who's been writing about the camp's activities Gossip Girl-style. Even worse? A thief is targeting everyone but Lucy, setting her up to look guilty. Soon Lucy again finds herself alone, left to fix the messes she's made and face her own feelings. If she fails, the pack may be splintered for good. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse, and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young listeners - books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade listeners, and novels for young adults. Our list includes best sellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment; and m 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027073/bk_adbl_027073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.