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  • French Kids Eat Everything

  • How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules
  • By: Karen Le Billon
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

When she moved her young family to her husband's hometown in northern France, Karen Le Billon expected some cultural adjustment. But she didn't expect to be lectured for slipping her fussing toddler a snack, or to be forbidden from packing her older daughter a school lunch. Karen is intrigued by the fact that French children happily eat everything-from beets to broccoli, from salad to spinach - while French obesity rates are a fraction of what they are in North America.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can I have a snack? main non, bien sur - NO!

  • By Marie on 03-21-15

Slow to start, but sick with it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-16

Starts off a bit slow, but picks up midway through. Author provides good tangible ideas to implement with your family. Worth the listen.

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  • The Signal and the Noise

  • Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't
  • By: Nate Silver
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,932
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,914

Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger - all by the time he was 30. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation’s most influential political forecasters. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learn About Statistics Without All The Math

  • By Scott Fabel on 03-09-13

Where are the probabilities in predictions?

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-15

Save yourself the book. Take a look at Bayes Theorem and put it in practice.

  • Smartcuts

  • How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success
  • By: Shane Snow
  • Narrated by: Shane Snow, Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783

How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the top in less time than it takes most of us to get a promotion? What do high-growth businesses, world-class heart surgeons, and underdog marketers do in common to beat the norm? One way or another, they do it like computer hackers. They employ what psychologists call "lateral thinking: rethinking convention and breaking "rules" that aren't rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smartcuts Delivers The Goods!

  • By TRENDS on 09-22-14

Nothing new.

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-15

Skip to the appendix and you can pick up everything you need from the book.