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How Children Succeed

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Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories - and the stories of the children they are trying to help - Tough traces the links between childhood stress and life success. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do - and do not - prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to help children growing up in poverty. Early adversity, scientists have come to understand, can not only affect the conditions of children’s lives, it can alter the physical development of their brains as well. But now educators and doctors around the country are using that knowledge to develop innovative interventions that allow children to overcome the constraints of poverty. And with the help of these new strategies, as Tough’s extraordinary reporting makes clear, children who grow up in the most painful circumstances can go on to achieve amazing things. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book has the potential to change how we raise our children, how we run our schools, and how we construct our social safety net. It will not only inspire and engage listeners, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.  

©2012 Paul Tough (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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Dragonfly in Amber

736 ratings

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New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now the sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel. Still longing to know the fate of her beloved warrior, she recounts the story of her stay with him in the intrigue-ridden court of Charles Stuart and their attempt to avert the doomed Highlands uprising at Culloden. As her story unfolds, it reveals implications more far-reaching than even Claire could have guessed.Narrator Davina Porter's gift for expression captures the history and flavor of a harsh place and time, and gives it the polish of a warm and engaging love story.

©1992 Diana Gabaldon (P)1998 Recorded Books

Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
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Beyond Training

62 ratings

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Discover little-known nutrition and lifestyle tactics with Beyond Training! What problems does Beyond Training solve? Ironically, many people who appear to be fit and healthy on the outside struggle with health and lifestyle issues like insomnia, gas, bloating, low libido, aging too fast, injuries, performance plateaus, brain fog, and a basic lack of time for their career, family, and friends. So, this book supplies a step-by-step guide to eliminating all these issues and helping you get the most out of life while still achieving amazing feats of physical performance. Who is Beyond Training for? Beyond Training is for men and women who have made it out of couch potato mode and are ready to take things to the next level, whether that means shedding those last few extra pounds, finishing a 5K, or even crossing the finish line of an Ironman triathlon. Everyone from the casual exerciser to the weightlifter, CrossFitter, obstacle racer, marathoner, mountaineer, triathlete, swimmer, cyclist, runner, and biohacker will glean tons of knowledge and life-changing advice from this book. What will Beyond Training do for you? Beyond Training educates and entertains with underground training, nutrition, and lifestyle tactics that mean no guesswork, less confusion about what to eat, and elimination of workout frustrations so you can have more time and make more money, experience fewer frustrating health issues, have complete confidence that you are training the right way, and rid yourself of notorious body trouble spots, nagging injuries, and stubborn body fat.

©2014 Victory Belt Publshing (P)2015 Ben Greenfield

Narrator: Ben Greenfield
Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Jumpstart

Summary

From time to time we all want to take stock of our lives and add a spark that will steer us in a new direction. The experts at QuickandDirtyTips.com have compiled some of their most popular podcasts, as well as added original material, that will help you jump-start your life.  Glean simple, effective advice for every area of life in sections on career and productivity, communication and relationships, health and fitness, money and finance, house and home, and parenting and family life.  It’s never too late to jump-start your life.  

©2013 Quick and Dirty Tips (P)2013 Quick and Dirty Tips

Available on Audible
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10 Ways to Grow Tiny Superhumans

5 ratings

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Do you have kids? Grandkids? Nieces or nephews? Are you expecting a little one? The fact is, if you answered yes to any of those questions, you are in a unique position to give the child or children in your life every physical and mental advantage possible. You can give your kids the ability to look, feel, and perform like optimized human machines. In this audiobook, father of twin boys and New York Times best-selling author Ben Greenfield teaches you everything you need to know and gives you every resource necessary to create tiny superhumans. To learn more about Ben's unique approach to raising amazing children that are confident and empowered for life, buy now.

©2014 Ben Greenfield (P)2014 Ben Greenfield

Narrator: Ben Greenfield
Length: 29 mins
Available on Audible