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    • An Economic History of the World since 1400

    • By: Donald J. Harreld, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Donald J. Harreld
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
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    Most of us have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. This makes economic history a vital lens through which to think....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I have learnt a lot

    • By Anonymous User on 19-06-2018

    Non-member price: $73.77

    • The Science of Mindfulness

    • A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
    • By: Ronald Siegel, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ronald Siegel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    This playful, caring course demonstrates the effectiveness of mindfulness in responding to many of humanity's fundamental existential problems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listening

    • By Y Skoryk on 12-08-2016

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • Critical Business Skills for Success

    • By: The Great Courses, Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, and others
    • Narrated by: Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, Michael A. Roberto, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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    Critical Business Skills for Success demystifies the secrets of business and provides illuminating, empowering insights that will help you achieve your goals....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great!

    • By Dan on 26-11-2017

    Non-member price: $87.81

    • Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You

    • By: Peter M. Vishton, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Peter M. Vishton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    The brain is an astounding organ, and today neuroscientists have more insights than ever about how it works - as well as strategies for helping us live better every day....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Jon on 25-01-2017

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • Building a Better Vocabulary

    • By: Kevin Flanigan, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kevin Flanigan
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Building a Better Vocabulary offers an intriguing look at the nuts and bolts of English, teaches you the etymology and morphology, and delves into the cognitive science....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great but....

    • By Mia on 07-02-2016

    Non-member price: $61.45

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    • Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    • By: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 480
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
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      4 out of 5 stars 402

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a collection of techniques for managing moods and modifying behaviors. Build a robust self-improvement toolkit with this expert guidance....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit dull, and slow reading, but interesting info

    • By Brendan on 05-03-2016

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • Effective Communication Skills

    • By: Dalton Kehoe, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dalton Kehoe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • seriously eye opening

    • By Luke on 05-05-2017

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    • By: Ken Albala, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ken Albala
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful series.

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-08-2017

    Non-member price: $61.45