Journey to the Borderland: Searching the Hidden Regions of Your Grief for the Door to Peace That Lies There: PhD, Harrison Grey
An Economist Best Book of the Year A PBS NewsHour Book of the Year An Entrepeneur Top Business Book An Amazon Best Book of the Year in Business and Leadership New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of our Nature Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world-provided we ask the right questions. By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information-unprecedented in history-can tell us a great deal about who we are-the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn´t vote for Barack Obama because he´s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who´s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential-revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we´re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health-both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.
Searching for Answers:The Truth Lies out There Somewhere. 1st Edition Marlene Gunn
National bestseller A fresh, insightful guide to reading body language in the post-digital age Whether you´re at a job interview or a cocktail party, searching LinkedIn or swiping right on a dating site, you want (no— need ) to understand what people are really thinking, regardless of what they´re saying. Understanding what others are trying to tell you with their posture, hand gestures, eye contact (or lack thereof) or incessant fiddling with their iPhone might all be even more important than what you´re projecting yourself. Do they plan on making a deal with your company? Are they lying to you? Can you trust this person with your most intimate secrets? Knowing what others are thinking can tell you when to run with an opportunity and when not to waste your time, whether at work, in a crucial negotiation or on a promising first date. Bestselling authors Mark Bowden and Tracey Thomson, principals at the communications company Truthplane, illustrate the essential points of body language with examples from everyday life, leavened with humour and insights that you can use to your advantage in virtually any situation.
The Thrown Away post-apocalyptic saga continues... After Jack helped the Junkers find the ancient tech they needed so urgently, he thought that he was done with them. But the tech was only the beginning. Now they´re asking for his help again. Except this task is far more dangerous than just searching ruins. This time, he is asked to go back to the very place he had just escaped from - deep into the heart of The Facility - on a mission that could mean death for him if it didn´t go well, but freedom for thousands - including Ryan - if it succeeded.
With shades of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars, this dark and twisted mystery by the highly acclaimed author of Grit will be the most addictive audiobook of the year. Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor knows about the Garrison tragedy - how an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people don’t know is who did it. All fingers point at Pearl Haskins’ father, who was the caretaker of the property, but Pearl just doesn’t believe it. Leave it to a town of rich people to blame ´´the help.” With her disgraced father now trying to find work in between booze benders, Pearl’s future doesn’t hold much more than waiting tables at the local country club, where the wealthy come to flaunt their money and spread their gossip. This year, Tristan, the last surviving Garrison, and his group of affluent and arrogant friends have made a point of sitting in Pearl’s section. Though she’s repulsed by most of them, Tristan’s quiet sadness and somber demeanor have her rethinking her judgments. Befriending the boys could mean getting closer to the truth, clearing her father’s name, and giving Tristan the closure he seems to be searching for. But it could also trap Pearl in a sinister web of secrets, lies, and betrayals that would leave no life unchanged...if it doesn’t take hers first. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007268/bk_harp_007268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A returning war hero and the woman who once loved him are brought together again – but will they be able to heal the wounds of their past? Kari Winslow is a Palm Beach news reporter fighting not only to keep her job but also to take over the nightly anchor spot. Her boss has axed her special runaway series and wants ´´feel-good stories” instead. She has only two weeks to come up with something big, or the series will be taken over by the new anchorman who seems determined to ruin her career. Jake Harrington has returned from two tours in Iraq, and this wounded warrior is searching for peace — and a family friend who’s gone missing. He turns to his former love, Kari, for help. Though Jake hurt Kari badly once before, she agrees to help him under one condition: he must give her feel-good stories about the everyday heroes he served with. But his memory is sketchy at best, and the only stories he remembers are the ones she doesn’t want to hear.Fate, it seems, has brought them back together — but can Kari ever forget Jake’s bitter betrayal, and will he forgive hers when to save her career she must betray his trust? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joyce Bean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005483/bk_brll_005483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One woman´s misguided quest for love, sex, and as much airtime as possible.... On The Howard Stern Show, radio personality Lisa Glasberg, aka Lisa G., is painted as a violin-playing, cookie-baking cat lady, but that´s all about to change. This alleged wallflower once used her skills in the kitchen to show up at a suitoris doorstep wearing nothing but a fur coat and carrying a plate of freshly baked cookies.Now, in her unrated memoir, Lisa G. reveals all about her adventures and misadventures growing up and looking for love in all the wrong places. Her journey begins in the only place where she felt comfortable - behind the microphone. Lisa became a workaholic with a larger-than-life radio personality. But when the ´´on air´´ lights switched off, she struggled to find her true self. Through therapy and some soul-searching, she transformed from an insecure young woman who attempted to win over men with her culinary prowess into an independent adult who finally learned to love herself. Lisa´s story is full of inspiration and lots of laughs. Smart, sassy, and stacked, Lisa always put her career first. While searching for the perfect job, the aspiring radio star dated her way through an urban bachelorette´s predictable gallery of potential mates. In Sex, Lies, and Cookies, Lisa details her hilarious sexcapades, which include everyone from a nice Jewish doctor with a unique fetish to the classic unavailable type who wants an ´´open relationship.´´ Lisa G. also shares behind-the-scenes stories from her A-list celebrity interviews, friendships, and time hanging with hip-hop royalty like P. Diddy, Will Smith, and Flavor Flav. Along the way, Lisa G. became known for having the hottest ticket in town - entry into her exclusive and legendary cookie parties. The book includes the recipes for more than 25 of Lisa G.´s famous desserts, like ´´Losing my Cherry Cookies´´ and ´´Double D-licious Oatmeal Cookies´´ as well as tips for hosti... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Glasberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003483/bk_harp_003483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.