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    • The Hunger Gains: Extreme Calorie-Restriction Diet Shows Anti-Aging Results

    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A new study shows five days of hunger a month may reduce risk factors for aging and age-related diseases.

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    • The Ape in the Corner Office

    • Understanding the Workplace Beast in All of Us
    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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    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?

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    • By dm on 12-28-05

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    • Every Creeping Thing

    • True Tales of Faintly Repulsive Wildlife
    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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    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....

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    • How Chickens Can Help Save Wildlife

    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    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.

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    • Spineless Wonders

    • Strange Tales from the Invertebrate World
    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Angry Tweets Won't Help African Lions

    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Paul Ryden
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "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.

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    • The New Age of Discovery

    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 16 mins
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    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.

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    • Selling the Protected Area Myth

    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Designating protected areas is relatively easy, but hardly anyone seems to be bothering with the hard work of actually protecting them.

    "Selling the Protected Area Myth" is from the June 11, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard Conniff and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Ape in the Corner Office

    • Understanding the Workplace Beast in All of Us
    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
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    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?

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    • Poor Choice

    • By Matt Bondy on 09-20-08

    Regular price: $22.60

    • In Beijing, and Washington, a Breath of Foul Air

    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    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.

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    • Scientists Launch Worldwide Search for Lost Species

    • By: Richard Conniff
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 8 mins
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    A few years ago at a bar in Reno, graduate student John Zablocki was talking about his research on the rediscovery of lost species—those presumed to have gone extinct only to turn up again alive and well—when a stranger chimed in. “What about the Lord Howe Island stick insect?” he suggested, recalling the widely reported 2001 rediscovery of that species on an island in Australia. Recalling the celebrated line from the 1993 movie Jurassic Park, the stranger added: “Life, uh, finds a way.”

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