Seven: The Number for Happiness, Love, and Success

By Jacqueline Leo
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6.67 Hours 12/07/2009 unabridged
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Why are there 7 wonders of the world, 7 seas, 7 ages of man, 7 levels of hell, 7 primary colors, 7 whole notes of the musical scale, and 7 days of the week? And why, when asked to choose a number between 1 and 10, do most people choose 7? Leo celebrates the special qualities of the number 7 by delving into its mathematical, scientific, psychological, and religious significance throughout cultures and ages. Most importantly, she shows how we can use 7 to simplify our lives, synthesize ideas, improve our memory, enhance our happiness, sustain love, and win at life.

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Summary

Summary

Why are there 7 wonders of the world, 7 seas, 7 ages of man, 7 levels of hell, 7 primary colors, 7 whole notes of the musical scale, and 7 days of the week? And why, when asked to choose a number between 1 and 10, do most people choose 7?

Leo celebrates the special qualities of the number 7 by delving into its mathematical, scientific, psychological, and religious significance throughout cultures and ages. Most importantly, she shows how we can use 7 to simplify our lives, synthesize ideas, improve our memory, enhance our happiness, sustain love, and win at life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Includes some really fun bits of trivia about the number seven.” Cosmopolitan
“Leo presents a laundry list of arguments, expert opinions, and historical factoids for her theory that the number seven is an organizing principle.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Jacqueline Leo

Jacqueline Leo, after spending years in the magazine and newspaper business, founded and launched Child magazine in 1986. She later became editor-in-chief of Family Circle magazine and editorial director of the New York Times’ women’s magazine group. She was senior producer and editorial director for ABC News’ Good Morning America, editorial director for Consumer Reports magazine, and editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest. She is currently senior adviser for business development at iAmplify.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English