From the author of Expecting Better and The Family Firm, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting. "Both refreshing and useful. With so many parenting theories driving us all a bit batty, this is the type of book that we need to help calm things down." --LA Times "The book is jampacked with information, but it's also a delightful read because Oster is such a good writer." --NPR With Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In Cribsheet, she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting. As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There's a rule--or three--for everything. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision? Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. She debunks myths around breastfeeding (not a panacea), sleep training (not so bad!), potty training (wait until they're ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms), language acquisition (early talkers aren't necessarily geniuses), and many other topics. She also shows parents how to think through freighted questions like if and how to go back to work, how to think about toddler discipline, and how to have a relationship and parent at the same time. Economics is the science of decision-making, and Cribsheet is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. Emily Oster is a trained expert--and mom of two--who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions--and stay sane in the years before preschool.
With ListenBook, I can immerse myself in captivating stories and enriching knowledge, all in one convenient app. Looping playback has made memorization so much easier. I'm acing my exams!
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Audiobooks on this app have transformed my daily routines into engaging experiences. This app's sleek design and effortless controls have made audiobook listening an immersive experience. Tone adjustment is such an innovative feature. It adds a personal touch to narration. The app's versatility in audio downloading is unmatched. It's a comprehensive solution for my audiobook needs. Looping playback helps me retain knowledge from audiobooks effectively. It's an invaluable tool.
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This app has made multitasking a breeze – I can 'read' while I work! The app's compatibility with various sources for audio download is a true time-saver. Sharing audiobooks with friends through AirDrop is a fun and interactive way to bond over stories.
This app has turned my gym sessions into immersive storytelling experiences – time flies by! Effortlessly enjoying audiobooks on the go – kudos to this app's functionality. Sharing audiobooks with friends through AirDrop is a fun way to introduce them to captivating stories.
This app has made reading a part of my lifestyle, no matter where I am. Sharing audiobooks with friends through AirDrop is a fun way to connect over shared interests.
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Book Groups on ListenBook make it easy to categorize and access my audiobooks. I'm blown away by the quality of narration on this app – it's like being in the story. Simplifying my reading routine – this app's ease of use is remarkable. Adjusting the narrator's voice tone is a creative feature that adds a personal touch to the experience.
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I'm constantly amazed by the vast selection – there's always something new to discover. Thank you for making literature more accessible, enjoyable, and immersive. This app is a game-changer! ListenBook's chapters, controls, and filters have transformed my listening sessions into immersive journeys. Apple Watch compatibility enhances my audiobook experience. It's a convenient way to control playback.
Playing a wide variety of audio formats
Works on all devices with iOS 13 and newer
Huge amount of features for a small price
Frequent updates to add new features and improve existing ones
Advanced playback controls
Live sound processing
Changing the timbre of the reader's voice and noise reduction
Translated into more than 20 languages
If you love listening to fiction audiobooks, ListenBook has features to make the process easier.
Edit book data: title, author, cover
Use equalizer to make the sound comfortable for you
Adjust the playback speed
Enjoy dark and light app themes
Supported formats: MP3, M4B, AWB, FLAC, OGG audio files and many more (must be DRM free)
Auto-Bookmarks make it easy to find your place
AirPlay support allows redirection of audio output.
Dark mode for night owls
Convenient bookmarking system helps you mark the most important places.
Unlimited bookmarks for each audiobook
Put your own cover on the wager
Share your audiobook with friends
Customise app with extensive options
Sleep timer with shake to reset, set custom notification sounds, and a few unique options
Auto rewind depending on paused time, customize rewind times to your liking
Removing background noise from recordings made in classrooms and meetings
Changing the timbre of the reader's voice for a better listening experience