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    • How One Family Is Sending 13 Kids to College, Living Debt Free — and Still Plans to Retire Early

    • By: Erica Johnston
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    "How One Family Is Sending 13 Kids to College, Living Debt Free — and Still Plans to Retire Early" is from the August 11, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Erica Johnston and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How to Be a Better Networker for People Who Hate Networking

    • By: Eric Barker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Most species hang out only with family members. Everybody else is a potential enemy. Good ol’ Homo sapiens have been successful because we’ve extended the definition of family by using mutually agreed upon stories — “fictive kinship” as Israeli researcher Yuval Noah Harari points out.

    "How to Be a Better Networker for People Who Hate Networking" is from the May 22, 2017 Inspired Life section of The Washington Post. It was written by Eric Barker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Summary of The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 24 mins
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    The 4 Disciplines of Execution is a guide for businesses to reliably commit to the goals and plans they set, authored by associates from FranklinCovey, a management consultancy. Rather than focusing on what a business must accomplish to be successful, the four disciplines establish how to accomplish those things.

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    • not a good investment. time or money

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-16

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    • J.K. Rowling Announces an Eighth Harry Potter Book

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "J.K. Rowling Announces an Eighth Harry Potter Book" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘I’m Not Afraid:’ What Stephen Hawking Said About God, His Atheism and His Own Death

    • By: Lori Johnston
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking schmoozed with popes during his lifetime, even though he was an avowed atheist. The famous scientist, who died Wednesday in England at 76, was often asked to explain his views on faith and God. During interviews, he explained his belief that there was no need for a creator.

    "‘I’m Not Afraid:’ What Stephen Hawking Said About God, His Atheism and His Own Death" is from the March 14, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lori Johnston and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Men Without Women,’ a New Story Collection by Haruki Murakami

    • By: Heller McAlpin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Haruki Murakami is a master of the open-ended mystery. Whether in complex, dreamlike novels like “The Wind-up Bird Chronicle” and “Kafka on the Shore” or the more realistic short stories in his latest collection, “Men Without Women,” Murakami is drawn to the abiding strangeness and unfathomability of life.

    "‘Men Without Women,’ a New Story Collection by Haruki Murakami" is from the May 05, 2017 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Heller McAlpin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘A Wrinkle in Time’: Let’s Hope the Movie Is Better Than the Book

    • By: Michael Dirda
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Madeleine L’Engle once said that “A Wrinkle in Time” was rejected by 26 publishers. On the surface, this seems incredible, given that it went on to win the 1962 Newbery Medal and become one of the most beloved of all modern children’s novels (in one poll second in popularity only to E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web”). 

    "‘A Wrinkle in Time’: Let’s Hope the Movie Is Better Than the Book" is from the February 27, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael Dirda and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Margaret Atwood: We Lost Ursula Le Guin When We Needed Her Most

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    When I finally got the brilliant and renowned writer Ursula K. Le Guin all to myself on a stage in Portland, some years ago, I asked her the question I’d always been longing to ask: “Where do the ones who walk away from Omelas go?” Tricky question! She changed the subject.

    "Margaret Atwood: We Lost Ursula Le Guin When We Needed Her Most" is from the January 24, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Margaret Atwood and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Tina Fey Tells College-Educated White Women Who Voted for Trump: ‘You Can’t Look Away’

    • By: Kristine Phillips
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Tina Fey recently took aim at college-educated white women who supported Donald Trump.

    "Tina Fey Tells College-Educated White Women Who Voted for Trump: ‘You Can’t Look Away’" is from the April 01, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Phillips and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Handmaid's Tale' Has Been Feared, Banned and Loved. Now It's Scaring the Bejeezus Out of Us Again.

    • By: Monica Hesse
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    If there is an urtext of modern feminism, especially for those of us who prefer it in the form of juicy dystopian novels instead of lofty essays, then Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” is probably the closest thing we’ve got. It’s one of those books that people believe can tell a lot about another person based on what that other person thought of it.

    "The Handmaid's Tale' Has Been Feared, Banned and Loved. Now It's Scaring the Bejeezus Out of Us Again." is from the April 25, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Monica Hesse and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Exact Date David Sedaris Found the Voice That Made Him a Star

    • By: Rachel Manteuffel 
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    David Sedaris has spent decades mining his life for nuggets he can polish and sell: the time he was a department store elf, going to the dentist in Paris, his time in a nudist trailer park. His essays tend to meander over a true-ish story from his life, with characters a bit more eccentric than the people you tend to meet in your life, like the taxidermist with the mummified human arm or his neighbor who dyed her teenage daughter’s hair gray in order to keep being the pretty one.

    "The Exact Date David Sedaris Found the Voice That Made Him a Star" is from the June 20, 2017 Books section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rachel Manteuffel  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • John McCain Flattens Fox News Reporter: 'Why Would You Ask Something That Dumb?'

    • By: Erik Wemple
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy is doubtless well-studied on the tensions between President Trump and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

    "John McCain Flattens Fox News Reporter: 'Why Would You Ask Something That Dumb?'" is from the October 18, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Erik Wemple and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Kanye West Rebuked by Ta-Nehisi Coates in Biting Essay Called ‘I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye’

    • By: Meagan Flynn
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A week ago, Kanye West said that 400 years of slavery was a “choice,” appearing to blame enslaved black people for not freeing themselves sooner. He said that the discussion about putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill made him want “to use Bitcoin,” because, “It’s like when you see all the slave movies: Why you gotta keep reminding us about slavery?” And West said that certain black icons such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are “just too far in the past and not relatable and that’s what makes them safe.”

    "Kanye West Rebuked by Ta-Nehisi Coates in Biting Essay Called ‘I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye’" is from the May 08, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Meagan Flynn and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Summary of Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée A. Mauborgne

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Blue Ocean Strategy is the 2015 update to the classic business strategy text of the same name originally published in 2005. The text offers a practical handbook to business students and entrepreneurs who wish to rise above the fray of the competition, become pioneers in previously uncharted market territory, and gain access to impressive growth opportunities and an untapped customer base.

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    • good content, poor narration.

    • By Ryan Arnold on 12-05-17

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    • ‘Golden State Killer’ Suspect Arrested in One of the Worst Unsolved Crime Sprees in U.S. History

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    More than 40 years after the so-called “Golden State Killer” began to terrorize Californians, raping dozens of women and killing at least 12, a suspect has been arrested in one of the worst unsolved crime sprees in U.S. history, a person familiar with the case told The Washington Post.

    "‘Golden State Killer’ Suspect Arrested in One of the Worst Unsolved Crime Sprees in U.S. History" is from the April 25, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Summary of Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Modern negotiation strategies taught in business school usually center on classic texts that describe negotiation without factoring in emotions or irrational behavior. In reality, all negotiations involve emotional factors and illogical reactions. And in hostage scenarios, "splitting the difference" by accepting the release of half the hostages in exchange of partial fulfillment of demands is never a desired outcome.

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    • A money grab for this author

    • By BizWiz on 10-01-17

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    • Robin Williams's Widow Talks about the Actor's Final Days: 'Lewy Body Dementia Killed Robin'

    • By: Emily Yahr
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Robin Williams's Widow Talks about the Actor's Final Days: 'Lewy Body Dementia Killed Robin'" is from the November 04, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Emily Yahr and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Internet Searches on Suicide Went up After '13 Reasons Why'

    • By: Madhumita Murgia
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Even though the entire story, much of it told through flashbacks, has been leading up to this moment, and viewers already know Hannah is dead, the graphic sequence is a torment to watch. New research suggests that the show — perhaps this very scene — could have triggered suicidal thoughts in its viewers, many of whom are young people.

    "Internet Searches on Suicide Went up After '13 Reasons Why'" is from the July 31, 2017 To Your Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Madhumita Murgia and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Warren Buffett Says This Simple Mistake Has Cost Investors More Than $100 Billion

    • By: Jonnelle Marte
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Billionaire Warren Buffett has some wise words for investors: Stop throwing money away on bad advice.

    "Warren Buffett Says This Simple Mistake Has Cost Investors More Than $100 Billion" is from the February 27, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jonnelle Marte and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • By Mo on 03-01-18

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    • '13 Reasons Why' Depicts a Graphic Suicide. Experts Say There's a Problem With That.

    • By: Bethonie Butler
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” offers a well-intentioned message about being kinder to others and asking for help when you need it, but some suicide prevention experts say the series could do more harm than good.

    "'13 Reasons Why' Depicts a Graphic Suicide. Experts Say There's a Problem With That." is from the April 14, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Bethonie Butler and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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