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Books to help you answer big questions about yourself

Books to help you answer big questions about yourself
Why in the world did I do that? How can I do better? Chances are you’ve asked yourself these questions at least once today. To understand how your mind works and how you can improve your decision-making, explore these six psychology and behavioral economics books, each one recommended by a TED Talks speaker. Why did I do that? “Edward L. — Dan Pink, business writer (TED Talk: The puzzle of motivation)See more of Dan Pink’s favorite books. What should I do to be happier? “In his book, Give and Take, Wharton professor Adam M Grant shows how giving at work can lead to greater happiness and success.” Shawn Achor, positive psychologist advocate (TED Talk: The happy secret to better work)See more of Shawn Achor’s favorite books. How do I live in the moment? “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience illuminates the kind of life we should all be living. Susan Cain, introvert champion (TED Talk: The power of introverts)See more of Susan Cain’s favorite books. How can I let myself be happy?

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8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder. How do you move forward? If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve — without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives.

Charles Darwin’s List of the Pros and Cons of Marriage by Maria Popova “My God, it is intolerable to think of spending one’s whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, & nothing after all.” “The day of days! Book Cures for Recovering from the 2016 Election No matter which candidates you supported — either grudgingly or enthusiastically — in the past few months, we can all admit that this election season has been brutal. While some of you were rooting for a giant meteor strike to take us out of our misery, or wishing the option to move to Mars would come a bit sooner, we’re all still here and most of us are in need of some serious escapism. If you’re looking to abandon the real world for a couple of hours, here are my recommendations (meteors and trips to Mars, optional). Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. Right now, we all need a good laugh and this book is filled with hundreds of them, just waiting for you.

Improve Your Ability to Learn On the surface, John looked like the perfect up-and-coming executive to lead BFC’s Asia expansion plans. He went to an Ivy League B-school. His track record was flawless. 20 Habits Happy People Have (But Never Talk About) Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ―Dalai Lama The Great Courses : Courses Acceptance of Terms and Conditions Welcome to The Great Courses. The following Terms and Conditions, which include our Privacy Policy, apply when you view or use the web site www.thegreatcourses.com and all websites associated with the thegreatcourses.com domain (our “Site”), whether as a guest or as a registered user. These Terms and Conditions also govern the supply of any of the products listed on our Site to you, including all features and functionalities, instant streaming, our website and user interfaces, and all content associated therewith (the “Products and Services”). By using, visiting, or browsing the Site, or by ordering any of our Products and Services, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Forgiveness is healthy, but why is it so hard? – Amy Westervelt In the cleanest college library I’ve ever seen, women of various ages and ethnicities were seated around a long wooden table. A few were chatting, but most were nervously shuffling notebooks and pens or staring at the floor. The men – there were five, ranging in age from early 20s to mid-50s – showed up just before class began. 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself Remember today, for it is the beginning. Today marks the start of a brave new future. Our previous article, 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself, was well received by most of our readers, but several of you suggested that we follow it up with a list of things to start doing. In one reader’s words, “I would love to see you revisit each of these 30 principles, but instead of presenting us with a ‘to-don’t’ list, present us with a ‘to-do’ list that we all can start working on today, together.”

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