The Ape in the Corner Office connects with the day-to-day of the workplace because it helps explain what people are really concerned about: How come he got the wing chair with the gold trim? How can I survive as that big ape's subordinate without becoming a spineless yes-man? Why does being a lone wolf mean being a loser? And, yes, why is it that jerks seem to prosper, at least in the short run?
A new study shows five days of hunger a month may reduce risk factors for aging and age-related diseases.
With this fascinating audiobook, award-winning journalist Richard Conniff satisfies your cravings for the thrill and horror of formication - that chilling sensation of something crawling across your skin. Blending humor and sophistication, he introduces you to a host of spineless creatures, from moths to leeches, and the extraordinary enthusiasts who study them. For over 20 years, the author has trekked through jungles, oceans, and deserts in search of invertebrates.
Every Creeping Thing is a fascinating look at some of nature’s most misunderstood creatures. Traveling the world over, Conniff shatters popular myths and shares extraordinary truths about unfairly maligned animals. For instance, little brown bats help curb mosquito numbers by eating one every six seconds. Despite a reputation as maneaters, sharks ignore all but two or so of the 20 million people who use Hawaiian beaches each year....
Hundreds of species are being hunted and eaten into extinction. A new meat source could help.
"How Chickens Can Help Save Wildlife" is from the March 17, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard Conniff and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
When friends cautioned me about Beijing’s notorious air pollution recently, ahead of my first visit there, I brushed it off. It was an old story, and having grown up in northern New Jersey in the era of unregulated industrial air pollution and open garbage burning on the Meadowlands, I figured I could handle it. But I began to have second thoughts on the flight in from the north, when we crossed a mountain ridge and the clear air turned instantly to dense smog. It was still 20 minutes to touchdown.
"In Beijing, and Washington, a Breath of Foul Air" is from the January 20, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard Conniff and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"Angry Tweets Won't Help African Lions" is from the July 02, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard Conniff and narrated by Paul Ryden.
It's sunset on an unnamed mountain, in an unexplored corner of one of the greenest countries on earth. We've arrived by helicopter across a rumpled landscape of swamps and hills, and it feels as if we're the first humans ever to pass the night here.