Journalist Jeffrey Rosen and Jeffrey Toobin on this edition of Fresh Air. Jeffrey Rosen´s article in this coming Sunday´s New York Times Magazine is about the CIA´s effort to partner with Silicon Valley to develop new anti-terrorist technologies. The CIA has founded a venture-capital firm that funds the development of cutting edge technologies that may be useful for national security, in particular new techniques for finding terrorists. Rosen will talk about some of these technologies - and what civil libertarians think of them. Journalist Jeffrey Toobin discusses his profile of Attorney General John Aschroft, published in this week´s New Yorker. Toobin is a staff writer for the New Yorker. He is also a legal analyst for ABC news. His books include, Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life. (Broadcast Date: April 11, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020411/rt_whyy_020411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stress and anxiety-related conditions are believed to be among the leading causes of doctor visits today. Stress, in particular, has been linked to many illnesses and even causes of fatality, including cancer, heart disease, and suicide. There are many effective ways of fighting stress and anxiety, but not too many can claim to provide positive results without any harmful side effects, as many of the treatments come in the form of synthetic medications. Natural methods such as the use of essential oils are generally considered as safer remedies, primarily because these are produced from herbs and other organic sources. The good news is, stress is manageable and this is what this book is all about. There´s a discussion about basic things on stress, so you will have a good understanding of what´s happening inside you. With the chapter dealing with the mind, you can have tons of ideas on how you can use your mind to your advantage and then gain control of it. This book also features practical strategies which you can do at home, office, and wherever you may find convenient using them. It will also lead you to the right people from whom you can ask help. Take the first step to healing. Go ahead and win your battle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colleen Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078390/bk_acx0_078390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Super Easy Guide for Beginners We all know about the everyday power of scent: how a particular perfume reminds you of your mother, or when the smell of your favorite restaurant brings you back to your first date there. But did you know that some scents can actually improve your health? Essential oils can also help you relax or sleep or improve your skin or digestion - their benefits go well beyond a pleasant smell. You can apply them directly onto your skin, inhale them, or use them through a diffuser. Technically, essential oils aren´t oils at all, as they lack fatty acids. Rather, they´re highly concentrated plant components. It can take a huge amount of a plant to get out even a small portion of essential oil - 4,000 pounds of Bulgarian roses are needed to get just one pound of oil, for example. This is why some essential oils are particularly expensive. There are some general tips for using essential oils that apply regardless of the type. Angeles advises looking for signs of a high-quality therapeutic-grade oil: pure, medicinal, and steam distilled. Never apply most oils directly to your skin, as their high concentration can cause a reaction or irritation. Instead, essential oils should be diluted with water or a carrier oil like jojoba or almond. With a few exceptions, do not ingest essential oils. And always talk to your doctor about health concerns, especially if they represent sudden changes in your well-being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Olga Wilhelmine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093666/bk_acx0_093666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
50 Spa & Treatments and Products is a complete soaper´s guide to product-making at home for the hobbyist or craft maker who wants to explore the idea of opening a cosmetics business. Included in this book are 50 original recipes for spa treatments that can be sold for your customers to use at home or made for your private collection. Whether you are a small business owner or a hobbyist you will love these recipes. These recipes are used in our store and craft shows. Recipes in this book include: Facial treatments Sugar scrub for face & acne Rose hip oil: anti-ageing facial oil Natural face mud mask The black head remover face mask Facial mask for sun burn Under eye night cream Dark herbal acne face mask Reduce rosacea face mask Tighten and firm face treatment Reduce pores pink facial mask Massage oils Hot peppermint chocolate massage oil Lemongrass anti-aging massage oil Lavender massage oil Cinnamon & vanilla massage oil Stuffy head & sinus massage oil Lotions and body butters Soothing oatmeal milk & honey night cream Lotions sticks with glimmer Light summer day moisturizer New England winter body butter Honey oat & milk body moisturizer Soothing decongestant salve Lemon crème lotion Soothing lotion for shaved legs A kiss of rose body lotion The massage bar Body wraps The ´´slimming´´ wrap The traditional seaweed wrap Roses and blooms body wrap The royal chocolate mousse wrap 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandi Benger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068181/bk_acx0_068181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Munich, Germany, 1942. Hans Scholl never intended to get his younger sister involved in an underground resistance. When Sophie Scholl finds out, she insists on joining Hans and his close friends in writing and distributing anti-Nazi leaflets entitled The White Rose. The young university students call out to the German people, begging them not to allow their consciences to become dormant but to resist their tyrannical leader and corrupt government. Hans knows the consequences of their actions - execution for committing high treason - but, firm in his convictions, he´s prepared to lose his life for a righteous cause. Based on a true story, Hans, Sophie, and all the members of The White Rose resistance group will forever inspire and challenge us to do what is right in the midst of overwhelming evil. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Waters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053902/bk_acx0_053902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A besieged city, an emergency evacuation from the threat of anti-heretic Crusaders - it´s an ordinary day in the life of the vampire Protectors of the House of the Rose. Except, this time, everything goes horribly wrong.... One Protector, wounded and broken in spirit in the ensuing massacre, spends decades searching desperately for the reincarnations of his loved ones. But his Seer´s Eyes have been blinded, so he cannot recognize their auras. He meets a Crusader in Egypt who might be his reincarnated wife. To be certain, he must taste the young knight´s blood to read his past-life memories. However, this act uncovers a deadly secret that rocks the foundations of his world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009155/bk_acx0_009155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This first-ever biography of the enigmatic Whittaker Chambers draws on materials from 40 archives, including still-classified KGB dossiers, to trace the remarkable journey that led Chambers to center stage in America´s greatest political trial. This complex portrait is rich in startling new information about Chambers´ years as a Communist agent and then defector, hunted by the KGB; his conversion to Quakerism; his secret sexual turmoil; and his turbulent decade at Time magazine, where he rose from obscurity to transform the magazine into an oracle of apocalyptic anti-Communism. But all this was a prelude to Chambers´ memorable testimony against Alger Hiss in the spy case that changed America. Tanenhaus re-creates the Hiss case in all its improbable twists and turns, disentangling the motives that propelled a vivid cast of characters in unpredictable directions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003644/bk_blak_003644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The medieval Catholic Church, widely considered a source of intolerance and inquisitorial fervor, was not anti-science during the Dark Ages - in fact, the pope in the year 1000 was the leading mathematician and astronomer of his day. Called The Scientist Pope, Gerbert of Aurillac rose from peasant beginnings to lead the church. By turns a teacher, traitor, kingmaker, and visionary, Gerbert is the first Christian known to teach math using the nine Arabic numerals and zero. In The Abacus and the Cross, Nancy Marie Brown skillfully explores the new learning Gerbert brought to Europe. A fascinating narrative of one remarkable math teacher, The Abacus and the Cross will captivate readers of history, science, and religion alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002567/bk_adbl_002567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seventeenth century Europe, particularly its latter years, is often hailed as the beginning of the Enlightenment as nations across the continent experienced a surge in innovation and scientific progress, a period also commonly referred to as the Age of Reason. There was English natural philosopher, Francis Bacon, whose book Novum Organum challenged Aristotelian philosophy and stressed the significance of inductive reasoning. Bacon´s ideas, which emphasized observation and the implementation of various premises to form conclusions, was later referenced by famed French mathematician René Descartes. The Enlightenment had been awakened by the European Age of Discovery, but the continent was also a seedbed of insurrection, holy wars, and volatility. People were growing weary of the unpredictable system of monarchy, a post that was inherited only by members of an exclusive bloodline or connection, one that often muted the voices of the people. Time and time again, grossly incompetent and seemingly diabolic rulers had come to power through the rigged regal system. The Glorious Revolution is an intriguing story of a power war exacerbated by ruthless ambition, under-the-table plotting, and the treachery of familial betrayal. In 1678, a sinister scheme to assassinate King Charles II was unearthed, sending the public into a frenzy of mass panic. Fingers were pointed at the Catholics, who had been accused of concocting the elaborate conspiracy, and this very event would intensify the white-hot flames of the anti-Catholic hysteria that was already running unchecked within the nation. Seven years later, the openly Catholic King James II rose to the throne, and needless to say, the largely Protestant public was anything but pleased. As the people slowly turned against him, the king´s daughter, Mary, and her husband, William of Orange, watched across the English Channel from a distance. The people were begging for change in a broken system, an... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079253/bk_acx0_079253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the dawn of the 20th century there emerged a man with a burning zeal to sow chaos, and out of that chaos build a new conception of human existence. Lenin, the back-room plotter, revolutionary, lawyer, writer, and anti-God prophet of a new world order called communism, flourished in a world shattered and disillusioned by war. In the Soviet Union, his writings and sayings were sacred, and a Lenin quotation once brooked no argument. Yet his spell of power was brief and his end enfeebled. The part of Nikolai Lenin is played by Gary Hope. Other parts are played by John Green, Robin Scobey, and Mary Duddy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clifford Rose, Full Cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/berg/000005/pf_berg_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.