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    • The Nature Fix

    • Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
    • By: Florence Williams
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 502

    For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Yes!...and No!

    • By Paul on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The 3-Day Effect

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Narrated by: Florence Williams
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Does nature really make us feel better? The 3-Day Effect takes a look at the science behind why being in the wild can make us happier, healthier, and more creative. Whether it’s rafting down Utah’s Green River, hiking in Utah’s wilderness, or walking through Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC, scientists are finding that the more exposure humans have to nature, the more we can benefit from reduced anxiety, enhanced creativity, and overall well-being.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 72-hours in Nature's Health Lab -- Sign me up!

    • By Roger Anunsen, MINDRAMP on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Breasts Unbound

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Join the award-winning series Breasts Unbound for a revealing journey into everyone’s favorite organ. Host Florence Williams travels from Houston to Hollywood to the boob-shaped hills of Northern England to share the big and small story of breasts - why we have them, how we view them, and why they sometimes do weird things. Turns out, breasts have a lot to teach us.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ep. 4: What Men Can Teach Us About Breast Cancer (Breasts Unbound)

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    [Contains explicit content] Mike Partain was born on a storied Marine Corps base in North Carolina. Thirty-nine years later, he was diagnosed with breast cancer. Then he started finding old neighbors who had been diagnosed, too. Thanks to these rare male outliers, scientists are learning more about what causes one of the deadliest women's diseases in the world.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 6: What's in Chelsea Handler's Boobs? (Breasts Unbound)

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In this episode, we talk to Chelsea Handler about her relationship with her large and well-publicized rack, and find out what chemicals she has coursing through her bloodstream that might endanger her (and everyone’s) prized organs.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Little Red Hen

    • By: Florence White Williams
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The little red hen could have used some help. She even asked for it. However, no help would come and even though it was difficult the hen invested in her future in the best way she knew how. A classic story that reinforces the idea of hard work and personal responsibility. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Breasts

    • A Natural and Unnatural History
    • By: Florence Williams
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    In this informative and highly entertaining account, intrepid science reporter Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest scientific findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine. Her investigation follows the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon's office, where she learns about the importance of cup size in Texas, to the laboratory, where she discovers the presence of environmental toxins in her own breast milk.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Book but Overall Unsatisfying

    • By Zack on 06-21-12

    Regular price: $23.62

    • Ep. 7: Puberty: The New Normal (Breasts Unbound)

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Retailers are now selling bras with princess characters on them. Girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever before. In this episode, we talk to some families and experts at the center of the quest to understand how modern life is changing breasts, and what it means for our future.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 2: Knocking on Evolution's Door (Breasts Unbound)

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    [Contains explicit content] Every mammal has mammary glands, but only humans have permanent, rounded, full-on breasts. Why? What are breasts really for, anyway? The answers matter, because they influence how we see each other and see ourselves. In this episode, Florence Williams climbs the largest breasts in the world (they’re in England) and talks to Oxford’s Desmond Morris, author of the classic book, The Naked Ape.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 5: Bugs and Breastmilk (Breasts Unbound)

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    [Contains explicit content] It can save babies’ lives and supply rarified fatty acids, antibodies and proteins. But breastmilk also contains tons of mysterious sugars not digestible by babies. So what are they for? And what can the answer teach us about the future of health and medicine, even for adults?

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 1: 55 Years of Breast Implants (Breasts Unbound)

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Breasts have been bared, flaunted, measured, inflated, suckled, pierced, tassled -- and in every way fetishized by our society. Host and science journalist Florence Williams delves deeper into the mysteries of the human breast with funny and enlightening reporting. She tackles the big questions of why they evolved in the first place, how jet fuel ended up in breast milk, why they are arriving earlier and bigger in teen-aged girls, man boobs, and how breast cancer in men can help female breast cancer patients.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 8: The Future of Breasts (Breasts Unbound)

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Even though we still live in a big-boob bubble, many women are voluntarily reducing their breast size. Others are happily deciding to “go flat” after cancer, while transgender parents are coaxing milk out of transformed breasts. Are we entering a post-boob universe, one in which women are taking more control over what their breasts look like? Can women ever really take back their breasts?

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 3: Busting the Bust Myth (Breasts Unbound)

    • By: Florence Williams
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In modern-day America, we’re constantly bombarded with images of perfectly round, big, pneumatic knockers. Where did this ideal come from, and is it really everyone’s favorite boob type? Florence Williams administers the “Swami test” to find out which breast size most men prefer, and tries to get to the bottom of some of our most cherished and misguided myths.

    Regular price: $2.99