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    • The Teenage Brain

    • A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
    • By: Frances E. Jensen, Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert, Frances E. Jensen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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    Drawing on her research, knowledge, and clinical experience, internationally respected neurologist--and mother of two boys--Frances E. Jensen, MD, offers a revolutionary look at the adolescent brain, providing remarkable insights that translate into practical advice both for parents and teenagers.

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    • Every page, another connection, more compassion

    • By papa k on 02-02-17

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    • Becoming Nicole

    • The Transformation of an American Family
    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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    When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn't long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were "supposed" to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dress-up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt's insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart.

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    • More narratives like this, please.

    • By book worm on 10-22-15

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    • The Teenage Brain

    • A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
    • By: Frances E. Jensen, Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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    Why is it that the behaviour of teenagers can be so odd? As they grow older, young children steadily improve their sense of how to behave, and then all of a sudden, they can become totally uncommunicative, wildly emotional and completely unpredictable. We used to think that erratic teenage behaviour was due to a sudden surge in hormones, but modern neuroscience shows us that this isn't true.

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    • Don't waste your money

    • By ganga on 06-05-17

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    • A Hearing Test May Be Able to Identify a Concussion

    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    By measuring the brain’s electrical reactions to speech sounds, researchers at Northwestern University were able to identify children who had suffered a recent concussion with 90 percent accuracy and those who hadn’t with 95 percent accuracy.

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    • Houston's Next Big Storm: Mosquitoes

    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Houston is on the cusp of a potential second disaster. And it has everything to do with what was wrecked by Hurricane Harvey: the detritus of waterlogged lives. In all those curbside piles of ruined belongings and broken furniture, in any crevice where water can gather, so, too, gather mosquitoes.

    "Houston's Next Big Storm: Mosquitoes" is from the September 07, 2017 To Your Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy Ellis Nutt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Is Linked to Delayed Brain Development

    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    For the first time, scientists can point to substantial empirical evidence that people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have brain structures that differ from those of people without ADHD. The common disorder, they conclude, should be considered a problem of delayed brain maturation and not, as it is often portrayed, a problem of motivation or parenting.

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    • Pregnancy Changes the Brain for as Long as Two Years

    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    For the first time, scientists have found evidence of specific and long-lasting changes in the brains of pregnant women. The changes were measured in brain areas that are responsible for social cognition and the ability to understand the thoughts and intentions of others, suggesting that they may intensify maternal bonding with a newborn.

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    • The Teenage Brain

    • A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
    • By: Frances E. Jensen, Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Jane Jacobs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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    Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents, and teachers. As a mother, teacher, researcher, clinician, and frequent lecturer to parents and teens, Dr. Jensen is in a unique position to explain to listeners the mystery and magic of the teen brain. In this audiobook, she brings to listeners the new, sometimes astonishing findings that are buried in academic journals.

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    • Stats, science & stories for searching parents.

    • By Colleen on 06-22-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A River of Lost Souls Runs through Western Colorado

    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Since the turn of this century, mortality rates have risen for whites in midlife, particularly women.

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    • Five Major Psychiatric Disorders Have Overlapping Patterns of Genetic Activity, New Study Shows

    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released Thursday.

    "Five Major Psychiatric Disorders Have Overlapping Patterns of Genetic Activity, New Study Shows" is from the February 08, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy Ellis Nutt and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Why Didn't the Officer Rush into Florida's Parkland School Mass Shooting?

    • By: William Wan, Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The sheriff’s deputy was armed and in uniform, standing outside the Florida school where a gunman was methodically killing students, authorities said Thursday night. And yet he did nothing.

    "Why Didn't the Officer Rush into Florida's Parkland School Mass Shooting?" is from the February 23, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Wan, Amy Ellis Nutt and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Even After a Year in Orbit, Scott Kelly Is Still Grounded

    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Even after a Year in Orbit, Scott Kelly Is Still Grounded" is from the National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy Ellis Nutt and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • After the Flood, the Monster That Grows Like 'the Blob' — and Doesn't Die

    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The Texas towns and cities inundated by Hurricane Harvey's torrential downpours are finally drying out, but the storm left a menace behind: mold.

    "After the Flood, the Monster That Grows Like 'the Blob' — and Doesn't Die" is from the September 06, 2017 To Your Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy Ellis Nutt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said

    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Ken Blackwell, tapped last week by President-elect Donald Trump to head domestic policy during the businessman's transition to the White House, has made anti-LGBT statements for years. Among them: Homosexuality is a sin, and gay people, just like petty thieves and fire-setters, can be rehabilitated.

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    • Clowns Were Creepy Long Before They Were Fun

    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Long before they donned big feet and balloon pants for children's birthday parties, clowns were strictly adult entertainment. As dimwitted drunks, hypersexual hooligans and mischievous miscreants, these court jesters and fools poked fun at Chinese emperors, Roman senators and medieval feudal lords.

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    • A Shocking Number of College Men Surveyed Admit Coercing a Partner into Sex

    • By: Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "A Shocking Number of College Men Surveyed Admit Coercing a Partner into Sex" is from the June 05, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy Ellis Nutt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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