Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. American Girls, by journalist Nancy Jo Sales, is the result of a two-and-a-half-year investigation into how social media is shaping the development of girls in America today and, by extension, what this means for fostering self-esteem and self-respect. Sales interviewed more than 200 subjects, girls ranging from 13 to 19 years old, querying them on the new social norms that have been set by the explosion of social media over the last five years and how this plays out in their daily lives. Sales traveled to 10 states across the country and spoke to girls from diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. She discovered that the effects of social media on girls of all strata are startlingly similar: The steady stream of online interactions has drastically changed the way girls conduct and, more importantly, conceive of and value themselves, often to damaging effects. Girls coming of age.... Inside this Instaread summary of American Girls: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059892de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Power or Depression?: The Cultural Roots of Abuse points out the historical roots of abuse and patriarchal society´s systematic breeding of depression as something like a cultural disease. However, the author does not stay with the analysis but shows practical ways to get free from the cultural trap so as to find a way of personal liberation and creative realization. The approach of this book to healing the abuse pattern is mainly focused upon establishing a strong identity, building soul values, and realizing a high level of personal autonomy. This involves working on the integration of emotions and the dissolution of patterns of codependence and emotional abuse in our lives and relationships. And beyond current cutting-edge psychiatry that has recognized the devastating effects of codependence and emotional abuse in individual relationships, this essay shows these same effects to happen in the relation individual-organism, individual-group, individual-ideology, and individual-sect. Fusion is even more dangerous when people seek to dissolve themselves within organizations because what happens then is that they will indeed be eaten up by the organism and become wheels in a murderous system. One essential element in this process of identifying and healing an abuse pattern in your life is to stay as much as possible untouched by the current media propaganda that focuses on labeling certain people as abusers and certain people as victims, thereby occulting the real causes of abuse in our culture. In truth it´s the system itself that perpetuates abuse, as forensic psychiatry precludes any reform with the argument that the abused of today will inevitably be the abusers of tomorrow. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Fritz Walter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044019de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is a collection of distinct essays that explore the future of education, the role of computers, and the nature of consciousness, with particular attention paid to the role artificial intelligence will play in our school and other learning outlets. We are witnessing an informational tsunami the likes of which is completely unprecedented in human history. The digital revolution is such that almost every aspect of our lives is being upended. Who could have imagined just two decades ago that the vast majority of us would check our smart phones on average 150 times a day or more? Or, that young people worldwide would consciously choose to spend eight hours a day in front of a computer monitor playing never ending games of Minecraft? The great disruptor of the 21st century is our attention span, and the Internet and computational technologies have opened up a Pandora´s box of endless distractions. We are not merely entertaining ourselves to death (to echo Neil Postman´s prophetic words), we are becoming entertainment ourselves as we moment-to-moment reveal our innermost selves on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and new emerging forms of social media. What all this will eventually portend nobody precisely knows, except that Ray Kurzweil´s outlandish idea of a Singularity in 2045 doesn´t look so outlandish anymore. We are on the edge of a digital precipice, and where we will fall appears to have no bottom. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Burrows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062325de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of those topics that are popular for debate right now yet highly controversial is abortion. Arguments in favor or arguments against abortion can be found throughout the world of social media as well as on television and in your local newspaper. I have found one of the best scholarly arguments in favor of legalized abortion after enduring extensive research. This argument is by far the best, and it doesn´t matter whether you are pro-choice or not, this listen will have you reconsidering your position on abortion. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037194de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Ask me how I can help you live a healthier lifestyle.´´ I don´t see anyone having to go into Wal-Mart or GNC and ask employees how to lose weight or which type of fan will save the most electricity and last the longest. I tackle an opinionated view of the company Herbalife with personal-experience views and why I believe it should be classified as a pyramid scheme. I respect the company, and all comments made have not been approved by Herbalife and are not necessarily true until the company has been found guilty of my view in a court of law. I am certified by the National Federation of Professional Trainers and have recertified successfully for over three years. My certification number is 45582. I have a passion for health and make it a discipline to work out and learn new fitness trends every day. This article tackles some of the myths and scrutiny that Herbalife has been under by the media and other analysts. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033950de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this time of narrowed curricula and high-stakes accountability, Gregory Michie´s tales of struggle and triumph in Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students are as relevant as ever. Since it was first published, in 1999, Holler has become essential reading for new and seasoned teachers alike and is an inspiring read for many others. Weaving back and forth between Michie´s awakening as a teacher and the first-person stories of his students, this highly acclaimed book paints an intimate and compassionate portrait of teaching and learning in urban America. While the popular notion of what it´s like to teach in city schools is dominated by horror stories and hero tales, Michie and his students reside somewhere in between these extremes - ´´between the miracles and the metal detectors´´. This updated 10th Anniversary Edition of Michie´s moving memoir of teaching on Chicago´s South Side features a new introduction and a new afterword that includes updates on several of his students. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Travis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005309de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who doesn´t love facts and random bits of information? ´´I did not know that´´ or ´´Teach me something I don´t know!´´ are commonly heard phrases among people today. Along with this, the most powerful driving force behind our random browsing of the Internet or social media is the pursuit of new information. This brings me to the reason why I wrote 101 Creepy, Weird, Scary, Interesting, and Outright Cool Facts. Here are some categories you will receive facts from in this book: Plants and nature Computers and technology History Science, math and space Urban legends Did you know that sea cucumbers are a class of invertebrate marine animals that inhabit almost every sea in the world? Their bodies can regenerate at an exceptionally fast rate, which allows them to regrow organs that were completely lost. As such, they have developed a defensive mechanism where they throw out their intestines - and sometimes even more internal organs - when they are attacked by predators. This is just one of the facts listed in this book, so if you´re ready for me, start listening now. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053435de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those who serve and protect. After a police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the media began to pay greater attention to deadly interactions between black men and the law. But when reporters tried to get to the bottom of some basic questions—how often do police shoot people? Who are the victims? Are officers ever charged with crimes?—they came up blank. Police departments were not required to report these statistics to the FBI. The Washington Post set out to track every fatal shooting by an on-duty officer in 2015. Its database chronicled the shootings in real time, using news reports and other public sources. It compiled a trove of data, from the race of the person killed, whether the person was armed when killed, to whether the person was purported to have threatened the officer prior to being killed. The results found by the Post are shocking and haunting, from the sheer breadth of shootings by police in the U.S. to the stories of those killed. And its call to reform is being heeded. This groundbreaking book will radically alter how you view confrontation and accountability within the ranks, and offer a new perspective going forward. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/aq/a088/000005de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sociology: Exploring Human Society, is a college level introductory audio textbook for Sociology. This comprehensive audio textbook has 17 chapters covering the beginnings of sociology as an academic research discipline, culture and media, sociological research, socialization across the life course, social structure and social interaction, groups and organizations, deviance and crime, and social class and social stratification, global stratification, race and ethnicity, gender and sex, sexuality, family, religion, education and healthcare, politics, the economy, and population and society. Each chapter begins with an introduction that serves to guide the student and ends with a summary of the most important points. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Heitsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021919de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discrimination has been present in many forms, for many years, and although it has decreased in today´s society because of the realization that it is wrong, many obstacles still exist for those of certain gender, race and, socioeconomic status. Discrimination has recently made an uprising again due to political and governmental actions. It´s important to completely understand the true definition of discrimination before calling it out. The author/editor possesses a bachelor´s degree of business administration and an associate´s degree of management technology. This best seller is great at explaining discrimination by pulling out examples from literature and other media so that it´s easier for the listener to understand. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Zens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029481de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An insightful examination of why we compare ourselves to those above and below us. The United States was founded on the principle of equal opportunity for all, and this ethos continues to inform the nation´s collective identity. In reality, however, absolute equality is elusive. The gap between rich and poor has widened in recent decades, and the United States has the highest level of economic inequality of any developed country. Social class and other differences in status reverberate throughout American life, and prejudice based on another´s perceived status persists among individuals and groups. In Envy Up, Scorn Down, noted social psychologist Susan Fiske examines the psychological underpinnings of interpersonal and intergroup comparisons, exploring why we compare ourselves to those both above and below us and analyzing the social consequences of such comparisons in day-to-day life. What motivates individuals, groups, and cultures to envy the status of some and scorn the status of others? Who experiences envy and scorn most? Envy Up, Scorn Down marshals a wealth of recent psychological studies as well as findings based on years of Fiske´s own research to address such questions. She shows that both envy and scorn have distinctive biological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral characteristics. And though we are all ´´wired´´ for comparison, some individuals are more vulnerable to these motives than others. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010018de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Soul of a Citizen awakens within us the desire and the ability to make our voices heard and our actions count. We can lead lives worthy of our convictions. An audiobook of inspiration and integrity, Soul of a Citizen is an antidote to the twin scourges of modern life - powerlessness and cynicism. In his evocative style, Paul Loeb tells moving stories of ordinary Americans who have found unexpected fulfillment in social involvement. Through their example and Loeb´s own wise and powerful lessons, we are compelled to move from passivity to participation. The reward of our action, we learn, is nothing less than a sense of connection and purpose not found in a purely personal life. Soul of a Citizen has become the handbook for budding social activists, veteran organizers, and anybody who wants to make a change - big or small - in the world around them. At this critical historical time, Paul Loeb´s completely revised edition - and inspiring message - is more urgently important than ever. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086242de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.