Thank you for your gift of time. You’ve given so much to us. Now we want to give back a little something to you. We’ve curated this set of virtual and digital gifts especially with you in mind. We’re big believers in living sustainably. These gifts have a small ecological footprint.
Escape the stresses of daily life. Whether you just want to kill a bit of extra time, learn something new, or you’re looking to unwind after a long day’s work, these gifts should more than suffice without costing you a dime.
We hope you enjoy at least one of these and when you do, please think of us – your friends at EBB.

eBooks

Project Gutenberg eBooks require no special apps to read, just the regular Web browsers or eBook readers that are included with computers and mobile devices.

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

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The Republic of Plato

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Audio Books

The Art of Controversy (or: The Art of Being Right)

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The Art of Controversy (or The Art of Being Right) (Die Kunst, Recht zu Behalten) is a short treatise written in 1831 by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in which he presents thirty-eight methods of gaining an unfair advantage in a debate and thereby being right even if you are wrong. Schopenhauer champions the virtue of dialectical argument, in his view wrongly neglected by philosophers in favour of logic, and goes on to discuss the distinction between our conscious intellectual powers and our will. The text is a favourite of debaters including the philosophers AC Grayling and Mary Warnock, and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. (Summary by Carl Manchester).

How to Succeed

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In this volume, Orison Swett Marden explains the road to success in simple terms for the benefit of anyone, who wishes to follow in his footsteps. Over 100 years after publication, most of these lessons are still valid today.

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day (version 2)

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Are you really ‘living’, or just existing? Do you want to improve yourself or just continue to muddle through? Do you use the time given you each day, or just throw most of it away? These questions Bennett asks each of us and for those who want to really live and learn, offers very valuable advice.Time is the most precious of commodities states Bennett in this book. Many books have been written on how to live on a certain amount of money each day. And he added that the old adage “time is money” understates the matter, as time can often produce money, but money cannot produce more time. Time is extremely limited, and Bennett urged others to make the best of the time remaining in their lives. Which of us lives on twenty-four hours a day? And when I say “lives,” I do not mean exists, nor “muddles through.” Which of us is free from that uneasy feeling that the “great spending departments” of his daily life are not managed as they ought to be? […] Which of us is not saying to himself — which of us has not been saying to himself all his life: “I shall alter that when I have a little more time”? We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is. – Summary from the author’s preface and the reader.

Character Building

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Character Building is a compilation of speeches, given by Mr. Booker T. Washington, to the students and staff of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now known as Tuskegee University).
Booker T. Washington was one of the most prominent leaders in advancing African-American civil rights. Born into slavery and freed as a young boy, he rose through the ranks of education to eventually earn his position as principal of Tuskegee. Under his guidance, the school was built, by students and for students, to give them a deeply meaningful education. Mr. Washington stressed the importance of developing oneself for life-long success. He strived to imbue in his students the highest personal standards, and these speeches represent the core messages he gave.
(Originally published by Doubleday, Page & Co., NY, in 1902. Summary by Luke Sartor)

The Art of Public Speaking

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The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie and Joseph B. Esenwein is a manual for people who have to speak in public, and it is still in use today. Whether the occasion in question is sharing travel experiences with friends, a toast for newly-weds, or a public debate, the tips and tricks collected in this book will come handy anywhere.

The book describes how to make effective use of one’s voice and gestures, how to gain and convey confidence in front of a large audience, and which methods to use to convert the listeners to one’s own cause. Each chapter contains examples and a list of practice exercises. The last 15 sections are real speeches by famous men to function as a study aid. (Summary by Availle)

Progress and Poverty

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What I have done in this book, if I have correctly solved the great problem I have sought to investigate, is, to unite the truth perceived by the school of Smith and Ricardo to the truth perceived by the schools of Proudhon and Lasalle; to show that laissez faire (in its full true meaning) opens the way to a realization of the noble dreams of socialism; to identify social law with moral law, and to disprove ideas which in the minds of many cloud grand and elevating perceptions. (Summary by Henry George)

Apps

Relax Meditation

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Making meditation a daily habit has been proven to increase the overall quality of your life. Relax Meditation provides an immersive experience, making daily meditation an easy, natural and simple activity for everyone.

This app is available only on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. 

Forest

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Forest is an app helping you stay away from your smartphone and stay focused on your work.

This app is available only on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

Wellness your way

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With an increasing number of people integrating all-in-one health and fitness apps, such as the Samsung Health app, into their daily lives to track diet, fitness activity and more, Samsung now offers the “Ask an Expert” service, within Samsung Health, to put more health guidance and access to doctors at your fingertips.

If it’s an emergency, call 911, but not having the time to get to the doctor’s office shouldn’t keep anyone from getting needed care. That’s the idea behind the “Ask an Expert” service in the Samsung Health app, where users can access two convenient telehealth services. “Symptom Checker” makes it easy to learn more about what your symptoms might mean and with “Online Doctor Visits” you can consult with a doctor on your smartphone, anytime, anywhere, 24/7.

Games

Fishing planet

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Fishing Planet® is a unique and highly realistic online first-person multiplayer fishing simulator developed by avid fishing enthusiasts for anglers to bring you the full thrill of actual angling! Choose your lures, make your trophy catches and sharpen your real angling skills anywhere, anytime! The game is FREE to play and just a download away! The combination of unique graphics and realistic game physics will bring the realistic world of fishing directly to your computer screen!

Game requires Xbox Live Gold to play on Xbox (subscription sold separately).

Your device must meet all minimum requirements to open this product

OS

Xbox One,Windows 10 version 14393.0 or higher

Architecture

x64

Keyboard

Integrated Keyboard

Mouse

Integrated Mouse

DirectX

Version 11

Memory

6 GB

Video Memory

2 GB

Processor

Dual-Core 2.4 Ghz

Graphics

Graphics Card Intel HD4600 or higher

Your device should meet these requirements for the best experience

OS

Xbox One,Windows 10 version 14393.0 or higher

Architecture

x64

Keyboard

Integrated Keyboard

Mouse

Integrated Mouse

DirectX

Version 11

Memory

8 GB

Video Memory

4 GB

Processor

Quad-Core 3.0 GHz

Graphics

Graphics Card with 2 GB Video RAM: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 or equivalent