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    • Sex at Dawn

    • How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
    • By: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan (Preface)
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,956
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,864
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,848

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Strawmen and Ad Hominems

    • By Carolyn on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Good to Go

    • What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery
    • By: Christie Aschwanden
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    In recent years "recovery" has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers. In Good to Go, acclaimed FiveThirtyEight science writer Christie Aschwanden takes listeners on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, not great

    • By Nathan A Cummins on 05-19-19
    • What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery
    • By: Christie Aschwanden
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 70 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Why Smart Kids Worry

    • And What Parents Can Do to Help
    • By: Allison Edwards
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Being the parent of a smart child is great - until your son or daughter starts asking whether global warming is real, if you are going to die, and what will happen if they don't get into college. Kids who are advanced intellectually often let their imaginations run wild and experience fears beyond their years. So what can you do to help? In Why Smart Kids Worry, Allison Edwards guides you through the mental and emotional process of where your child's fears come from and why they are so hard to move past. Edwards focuses on how to parent a child who is both smart and anxious.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Becoming Brilliant

    • What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children
    • By: Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    In just a few years, today's children and teens will forge careers that look nothing like those that were available to their parents or grandparents. While the US economy becomes ever more information-driven, our system of education seems stuck on the idea that "content is king", neglecting other skills that 21st century citizens sorely need.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone Should Read This Book

    • By Michael B. Kapp on 06-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Downriver

    • Into the Future of Water in the West
    • By: Heather Hansman
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Fights over the Green River's water, and what's going to happen to it in the future, are longstanding, intractable, and only getting worse as the West gets hotter and drier, and more people depend on the river with each passing year. As a former raft guide and an environmental reporter, Heather Hansman knew these fights were happening, but she felt driven to see them from a different perspective - from the river itself. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Let Me Get This Off My Chest

    • A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares
    • By: Margaret Lesh
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Tamoxifen hot flashes, mastectomy, reconstruction, breast cancer etiquette, Frankenboobs, bras with special attachments...Margaret Lesh shares it all in her funny, heartfelt collection of essays, anecdotes, and life lessons from the perspective of a two-time breast cancer survivor. She'll tell you when it's okay to play the cancer card, what you should take to the hospital, and gives suggestions on how to cope in those dark moments of the soul.  

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Walking Dead Psychology

    • Psych of the Living Dead
    • By: John Russo - foreword, Travis Langley - editor
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner, Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    By understanding the psychological forces that drive The Walking Dead's action, fans can better grasp Robert Kirkman's compelling fictional universe. Which characters suffer PTSD, which show the most hope for recovery, and which instead show post-traumatic growth? Has Rick Grimes lost his mind? In 19 chapters from a range of esteemed contributors, The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead answers these and many other questions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly informative

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Good to Go

    • How to Eat, Sleep and Rest Like a Champion
    • By: Christie Aschwanden
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    All athletes from Olympians to weekend warriors must toe the line between training and recovery to maximise the benefits of workouts and reach optimal performance. For the longest time, coaches and training manuals have emphasised training. But now sports science is homing in on an even more fundamental part: recovery.

    Regular price: $9.80