Audiobooks continue to be the fastest growing published format and it’s no wonder given how mobile our day-to-day lives have become with the accessibility to smartphones, tablets, and wireless headphones.
Following up on our last blog titled, Surprising Benefits of Listening to Audiobooks!, we feel it appropriate to round-out the topic and provide our list of Audiobooks that promise to promote positive change in your life.
Whether you need some entertainment on-the-go, to calm your mood, something to take your mind off tackling those mundane tasks, we are confident you will want to check out this list of audiobooks below. And to make things even easier, each has an Audible.com link for easy downloading. Finally, plug in your favorite Lucid Audio device and tackle your day while taking in something positive! Happy Listening!
8 AUDIOBOOKS THAT PROMOTE POSITIVE CHANGE!
#1. 12 RULES FOR LIFE
BY: JORDAN B. PETERSON, NORMAN DOIDGE
Peterson answers the most difficult of questions of living in a modern world and uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
#2. THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK
BY: MARK MANSON
Superstar blogger, Mark Manson, cuts through the minutia to show you a counterintuitive approach to living a good life by the importance of stop trying to be positive all the time so you can truly become a better, happier person.
#3. THE POWER OF HABIT
BY: CHARLES DUHIGG
Columnist, Charles Duhigg takes you to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries and distills vast amounts of information through narratives. All while explaining why habits exist and how they can be changed. Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
#4. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS
BY: GARY CHAPMAN
Whether you are in a relationship or know someone in one, this is an excellent and enlightening guide towards better understanding everyone’s unique language of love. Learn to speak and understand your partner’s love language, and in no time, you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return.
#5. THE 10X RULE
BY: GRANT CARDONE
Want a step-by-step guide on how to achieve phenomenal success for yourself? The 10X Rule guides you through correctly setting goals you previously thought were impossible to achieve. Cardone’s 10X Rules promises to create unprecedented levels of happiness and satisfaction in every area of your life and shows you how to use your fear as fuel to move you into action.
#6. THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK
BY: TIMOTHY FERRISS
Who doesn’t want to live more and work less? Enjoy the dozens of practical tips and case studies from people who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves. Included in the 4 Hour Work Week are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a millionaire without having to be one.
#7. YEAR OF YES
BY: SHONDA RHIMES
Talented creator of television hits Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, Shonda Rhimes, took on her sister’s challenge to say “Yes” for 1 year. In the Year of Yes, she chronicles how the powerful impact of saying “yes” for one year changed her life and how it can change yours.
#8. THE 5 SECOND RULE
BY: MEL ROBBINS
This simple rule is a one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face of holding ourselves back. Mel Robbins will assist in transforming your life with this one simple tool. The 5 Second Rule will help you become your greatest self. Want to break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt need to beat fear and uncertainty, desire to stop worrying and feel happier? It takes just five seconds.
Don’t forget to listen to these great audiobooks on your Lucid Audio device. Shop Lucid Audio’s HearBand. Our AMPED technology enables you, the listener to enjoy high definition audio without losing awareness of your surroundings. Customize your experience in real time using the ‘AND’ controls, which allow you to separately choose the volume of your music and of ambient sounds. Whether you want no outside sound or up to 9x amplification, it’s yours.
With this week, technically, June 21st, being the official start of summer, we hope you treat yourself with some well-deserved travel away from the office (or classroom…or kitchen…) And regardless if you find yourself flying or taking a short road trip, we understand packing for yourself or family brings with it a few frustrating packing challenges.
Thankfully, we have researched a slew of carry-ons designed specifically to ease the travel burden. Should you choose to put the words, “travel” and “burden,” in the same sentence (hmm?), we are confident you will be happy including these carry-on approved must-haves to your packing list. To make things even easier on you we even included links to buy each product below.
1.) CORKCICLE…ANYTHING CORKCICLE
Never lose your cool this summer in any travel situation. Keep your drinks hot or cold on long-haul flights or road trips with any of their insulated stainless steel drink canteens or drink holders. Their designer-inspired and contemporary metallic designs are a great accessory to your travel attire. And what’s better? 5% of all Corkcicle sales go directly toward Charity: Water to help provide clean drinking water to those in need.
2.) OUNNE WATERPROOF CASE (iPHONE) or LIFEPROOF FRE SERIES WATERPROOF CASE (GALAXY)
Protect your smartphone from water, accidental drops, and scratches with a certified waterproof phone case. There is nothing worse than a cracked phone screen or non-functioning camera to hinder capturing your travel memories.
3.) LUCID AUDIO WIRELESS HEADPHONES
If sound quality and battery life are essential then Lucid Audio’s Bluetooth headphones are the way to go when traveling! Designed to be light, travel-friendly, and second-to-none when it comes to comfort, quality, the sound activated compression protects you from distracting turbine and engine noises that can cause long-term damage. Listen to your music, take calls, and with the adjustable ambient volume control, continue to have conversations with your travel companions.
4.) POCKETJUICE CHARGER POWER BANK
This portable compact power charger packs a big punch of power. The slim and compact body will surprise you by how fast it can charge up to two smartphones/tablets fast and includes multiple functions essential for the smartphone traveler.
5.) TRTL PILLOW
This scientifically proven super soft neck support is compact and lightweight compared to the traditional u-shaped neck pillow. Should you find yourself wanting a little shut-eye during your travels, this travel pillow holds your neck in ergonomic position during rest. And with its low-profile features, it is super lightweight and can easily attach to your travel bag. Check out this Trtl Pillow Video to see the comfort for yourself!
6.) BAGSMART ORGANIZER
Save time dealing with unraveling your electronic cables, plugs, adapters, battery packs, etc. There is nothing more frustrating than spending half your travel time trying to locate a charger stuffed at the bottom of your bag or pulling out the knots of your jumbled up chords. And if you are like us, you can also find room in this roomy organizer to add your other travel items such as your passport, tablet, laptop accessories, etc.
Technology in Long Distance Relationships
Long distance relationships can be tough. However, technology offers us more and more ways to stay connected to our loved ones when we are apart. Our phones help us stay connected. There’s the “good morning” text, the workout selfie, and even app games to play with one another. The most meaningful way to connect with your long distance partner, though, is by hearing their voice.
According to a study explained in a CNN article, people spend an average of 58 minutes a day on their phones. “Even with all the bells, whistles, and apps,” the study found, “the biggest chunk of that time is spent talking on the phone.”
In long distance relationships, time spent talking on the phone spikes. Since the opportunity to connect in person is diminished, talking on the phone often replaces the time a couple would have spent together.
Hearing it All AND Having it All
It can be easy, in long distance relationships, to become attached to your phone and begin losing touch with the people and places right in front of you. In an effort to stay connected to your loved one, you can begin to become disconnected from the sounds and voices that are beyond your phone.
Lucid Audio gets it. And with our technology, you have the power of AND. You can stay connected to your loved one AND stay connected to your surroundings.
Sound amplification technology allows you to talk on the phone during your evening stroll, on the bus, or during a meal, all while letting in all of the sounds around you. You can control the volume of the voice on the phone line along with the ambient sounds around you.
This is not only a convenience, it’s also a good safety measure. With so much time spent talking on the phone, it would be easy to miss a car’s horn, a baby’s cries at the park, or the kitchen timer at home without Lucid Audio’s unique technology. Allowing ambient noise in gives you (and your loved one) peace of mind when you talk on the phone. The headphones also allow you to stay present in the moment, absorbing the sounds that surround you, along with the voice of the person you miss.
At last, you can hear it all AND you can have it all.
Are you a student looking for the ideal headphones for all aspects of your life? As a recent graduate myself, I can guide you in the right direction to finding the best headphones for students.
Lucid Audio’s AMPED headphones and neckbands feature unique technology that will serve you in a wide-range of situations.
Below are 4 aspects of your life as a student that Lucid Audio’s AMPED headphones can enhance:
As a student, your first priority should be studying (yeah…we know this isn’t always the case, but in theory, right?) Your headphones should match this priority. Lucid Audio’s AMPED technology is geared toward minimizing unimportant distractions.
Take it from my own personal experience. In college, I studied philosophy. When I wasn’t reading dense books of philosophical theory, I was writing papers that required careful thought and the meticulous organization of ideas.
And, like most college students, I had roommates. In fact, I once lived in a small town home with 11 other people! All of my roommates were amazing, and they are some of my closest friends now; however, living with other people meant that I was often interrupted while studying.
Some of these interruptions were necessary and important (“Hey, our microwave is on fire!” or “I’m about to throw out your bread because it’s molding…”) Other interruptions were less important (“What should I wear out tonight?? Heels or flats?”) All of these interruptions required me to pull of my headphones to hear what my roommates were saying, pulling me away from the intense focus that had already taken hours for me to develop.
Lucid Audio’s AMPED technology is unique because it allows you to listen to the music that helps you focus, while also having the ability to tune in the voices of people around you, at the volume that you choose. With AMPED technology, you’ll have the option of filtering in voices without having to pull off your headphones, allowing you to get right back to studying if the distraction is unimportant.
In addition, if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to study in complete silence, but doesn’t like music either, you can use the sound amplification in Lucid Audio’s AMPED technology to amplify ambient sounds like the rustling of the leaves or the gentle sound of the rain against your window. They allow you to create a real-life soundtrack of ambient sounds!
Lucid Audio takes into account the nuances of everyday life to allow you to achieve your best. This makes them the best headphones for students.
2. Group Projects
“Group projects are the best!” said no one ever. Group projects are rough because when you’re working in a group, you have to collaborate with the members of your group, while also concentrating on the tasks assigned to you.
Lucid Audio’s AMPED technology is perfect for balancing collaboration with concentration! With the option to amplify ambient sounds, you can listen to the music that helps you focus, while continuing to tune in the voices of the members of your group.
But here’s the coolest part: you can tune in people’s voices at the volume that you choose! This is a useful feature because if the members of your group are in a loud heated argument that doesn’t relate to your part of the project, you turn off the sound amplification feature. Or, you can set the feature at a low volume just in case they say something relevant to you!
3. Large Lectures
Okay I know what you’re thinking: Why on earth would headphones be useful during lecture?? And I’ll be honest with you, in most cases, I hope you won’t need headphones during lecture. But if you go to a school where there are large lectures, you know that it’s sometimes difficult to hear the professor when you happen to be sitting at the back. I went to a large state school, so this was a problem that I experienced often.
If you’re in a large lecture hall where you don’t think the professor or TAs will mind that you have headphones or ear buds in, then Lucid Audio’s AMPED technology can actually help you turn up the volume on your professor’s voice! Lucid Audio’s AMPED technology’s sound amplification feature will allow you to make your professor’s voice louder, allowing you to hear more clearly. This will certainly make your notes better (since you can actually decipher what the professor is saying), and will mean that you’ll be straining your ears less during lecture.
Like we said, Lucid Audio’s AMPED headphones are the best headphones for students because they help you out in all types of different situations!
4. Working Out
As a student, you’ll want to hit the gym to clear your mind after all of that studying, those group projects, and those lectures! Lucid Audio’s AMPED neckband has you covered at the gym, too. The neckband design is super sleek, allowing you to work out with ease to your favorite tunes. The sound amplification feature comes in handy if you’re jogging outdoors. It is important to hear the sounds of cars and people when you are running outdoors, and Lucid Audio’s AMPED neckband is unique because it allows you to listen to music while also tuning in outdoor noises like cars and people.
These neckbands use such innovative technology that you’ll be excited to work out and use them!
So, have I convinced you that these are truly the best headphones for students? You’ll find a use for them in the library, at home, in the lecture hall, and at the gym. They allow you to tune sounds in and out, granting you as much control as possible when your life is bound by deadlines and a tight schedule.
Now, go out there and be the best student you can be with the best headphones for students!
Vacations are a time to recharge and rejuvenate, but the packing part is never any fun. Whether you’re headed to a ski trip in the mountains, a beach trip by the shore, or a hiking trip in the canyons, we have you covered with this packing guide for vacation technology!
Here are 5 pieces of vacation technology to remember to pack:
1. Your phone charger
This is an easy one to forget, since our daily routines usually involve grabbing our phones off the charger, but leaving the charger behind. For your trip, check and double check that you have your charger with you (cord and charger)! One tip for remembering to bring your charger is to set the lock screen on your phone to a picture of a note saying “remember your charger!” This is especially helpful if you’re staying at different places during your trip, since every additional stop is an additional opportunity to forget your phone charger! You don’t want to be left with a dead phone during your travels, so be proactive about remembering to pack it!
2. A portable battery charger
In terms of vacation technology, having adequate battery power is high on the priority list. Even if you remember to pack your phone charger, it’s a good idea to have a back-up portable battery charger. This is especially helpful if you anticipate spending long days on the go without easy access to outlets. Having a charged phone is important for the sake of your Snapchat Story, yes, but it’s also an important emergency precaution. You don’t want to be stranded somewhere without the ability to call a taxi, access a map, or alert the police! Check out this article for a list of some high-rated portable battery chargers!
3. Useful Apps
Load up your phone with apps that might be helpful while you’re traveling! Of course, there are the basic apps you should have, like Google Maps, and WhatsApp (if you’re traveling abroad), but there are lots of other apps out there that you might find helpful! Check this article from the Guardian, titled: 10 of the best travel apps…that you’ll actually use. Apps are an essential piece of vacation technology because they provide important information right at your fingertips!
4. Music and E-books
Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or car, you’ll want to have some entertainment with you. Make sure your phone is loaded up with your favorite tunes prior to your trip so you’ll have music to listen to during your down time. E-books are also a great option. You can choose to bring your Kindle or iPad if you have these pieces of technology, or you can load ebooks onto your phone if you’re looking to pack lighter!
5. A Hearband by Lucid Audio
Vacation technology needs to be versatile so you can use it for a wide range of activities. Lucid Audio’s Hearbands use Lucid Audio’s AMPED technology to give you a customizable hearing experience. With the Hearband, you can amplify the sounds around you, like conversations, concerts, or the sound of the waves. You can use it to stay safe by listening to music while staying aware of the background noises around you. The Hearband delivers crisp, clear music and sounds to your ears AND it’ll take up almost no space in your luggage! Its sleek design and its innovative features make it the perfect piece of travel technology for all of your adventures!