Satoshi Kanazawa's Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (written with Alan S. Miller) was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a rollicking bit of pop Science & Technology that turns the lens of evolutionary psychology on issues of the day." That book answered such burning questions as why women tend to lust after males who already have mates and why newborns look more like Dad than Mom. Now Kanazawa tackles the nature of intelligence: what it is, what it does, what it is good for.
"very academic yet insightful"
In an exposition reminiscent of crossover works such as Gödel, Escher, Bach and Fermat's Last Theorem, Andrew Smart weaves together Mangarevan binary numbers, the discovery of LSD, Leibniz, computer programming, and much more to connect the vast but largely forgotten world of psychedelic research with the resurgent field of AI and the attempt to build conscious robots.
Whenever I tell people about my job as a financial advisor, the conversation inevitably turns to how hopeless they feel when it comes to dealing with money. More than once they've begged, "Just tell me what to do." It's no surprise that even my most successful friends feel confused or paralyzed. Even if they have a shelfful of personal finance books, they don't have time to make sense of all the information available.
"Must read for every one"
A founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, standup comic Maz Jobrani riffs on the challenges and conflicts of being Iranian-American.
In this performance, Sarah Jones brings you to the front row of a classroom in the future, as a teacher plugs in different personas from the year 2016 to show their varied perspectives on sex work. As she changes props, Jones embodies an elderly homemaker, a “sex work studies” major, an escort, a nun-turned-prostitute and a guy at a strip club for his bachelor party. It’s an intriguing look at a taboo topic, that flips cultural norms around sex inside out.
I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time, Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.
What would you do with an extra 20 or 30 youthful, energetic years? What would you give for them? Imagine being Smart, Strong and Sexy at 100. Find out why this is your destiny. Someday we will look back on history with no personal understanding or empathy for human aging and how it once ravaged bodies and minds. We will read about it much like we now read of 27 year lifespans, scurvy, the plague, beriberi, and primitive surgery and dentistry.
You’re single and you know what you want in your life. And if your dreams include getting married and having children, this fresh new approach to finding the right one at the right time shows the way to make those dreams a reality. In Marry Smart, she shares the wisdom of her experience with warmth, humor, and very straight talk. But this is not your mother’s dating guide - Marry Smart celebrates the vital achievements of traditional marriage and motherhood, and gives you the essential life strategies that no one’s talking about.
In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college student and more, giving TED2009 just a sample of her spectacular character range.
If you are sleeping single in a double bed or walking down the street thinking, "How do I meet that guy?"; if you're on your 20th date and he's no more committed than when you first exchanged cell phone numbers; if everyone you know is getting married for the second time and you can't even get a first date; if you love the one you're with but the relationship needs some spark...then this book is for you.
"It's great, but..."
"Smart Guns: One Answer to the Mass-Shooting Epidemic?" was published on December 4, 2015 on CNET.com. It was written by Roger Cheng and Terry Collins and narrated by Rex Anderson.
Making the wrong business decisions can be costly - seriously costly. But don't struggle on with blind hope and your fingers crossed - get some proper advice and guidance to ensure your decision process is logical, effective, and successful. This book is the essential guide to ensure you're always fully confident in every business decision you make.
Did you know that you're 30 times more likely to laugh if you're with somebody else than if you're alone? Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash through the science of cracking up.
Nexi Ketts has reinvented herself-new name, new look, new life. She makes her living catching corporate cheats - partial atonement for dear old dad's embezzling ways. A fling with a handsome cop ends badly when he tries to kill her. She flees, naked, causing a fender bender, and making it damn hard for Detective Barry Gerton to think clearly.
"Fun, adventurous romance"
Sebastian Wernicke thinks every TEDTalk can be summarized in six words. In this talk, he shows how to do just that - and less.
Smartphone Italian 1 Intensive is the most effective and versatile Italian audio program in the industry. It can be used anywhere for any duration of time to teach to you speak authentic Italian while in your car, at home or on your smartphone. Learn authentic Italian fast wherever you go! Designed specifically for use while on the go, this challenging, versatile and fast-paced program introduces, reviews and challenges you to interact successfully in spoken Italian from any location during your otherwise wasted down time.
"Italian at the Speed of an Italian Cab Driver"
Smartphone French 1 Intensive is the most versatile French audio program in the industry and can be used anywhere for any duration of time to teach to you speak authentic French while in your car, at home or on your smartphone. Learn authentic French fast wherever you go! Designed specifically for use while on the go, this challenging, versatile and fast-paced program introduces, reviews and challenges you to interact successfully in spoken French from any location during your otherwise wasted down time.
"Parlez-Vous - Learning French While Moving Around"
In this audiobook, Mark Osteen chronicles the experience of raising Cam, whose autism causes him aggression, insomnia, compulsions, and physical sickness. In a powerful, deeply personal narrative, Osteen recounts the struggles he and his wife endured in diagnosing, treating, and understanding Cam's disability, following the family through the years of medical difficulties and emotional wrangling.
It is business as usual down at the Digby, Wisconsin fire house until the day that eight year old Matty, the fire dog, gives birth to seven beautiful puppies. Six of the puppies are perfect in every way, but the seventh has a bad leg. As the chief says, "That poor old dog. It looks like he's got a bad digit" And that's how Digit got his name.
Ivy's neighbors have a secret. They aren't human. But Ivy has a secret, too. She knows. As long as everyone keeps quiet, she's happy working as a P.I. by day and chillaxing with her BFF Florian, a vampire, by night. When a routine pickup drops her in the middle of a murder, her two worlds collide. While Florian knows how to throw a punch, deep down he's a softie. His idea of scary? Running out of hair product. It's time Ivy faced facts. Even with a vampire on stand-by, one gal can only kick so many asses.
"Cute but a bad narrator"