Bookshelf: Mind Your Mind
The busy person's guide to self-improvement.
By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe published September 2, 2013 - last reviewed on June 9, 2016
by Randy Cohen
Want to do your part to reduce the toxic tone of online discussion? Always use your real name.
The Plateau Effect
by Bob Sullivan, Hugh Thompson
Try to make important decisions in the morning, when self-control and willpower are at their best.
Success Under Stress
by Sharon Melnick
Check email only at specific times, so that your workflow is not continually interrupted by new-mail notifications.
by Marcia Riefer Johnston
Choose your terms wisely. "'I have a problem' makes you sound like a whiner," Johnston writes. Try "I have a concern" instead.
The First 20 Hours
by Josh Kaufman
"Finding" time for something is impossible. If learning a new skill is important to you, make time by eliminating hours you're dedicating to lower-value activities.
Thinking in New Boxes
by Luc de Brabandere, Alan Iny
How to Not Write Bad
by Ben Yagoda
Avoid clichéd, often misused words like "unique," "literally," and "personally."
Give and Take
by Adam Grant
When people ask for help, oblige them—no strings attached. Don't think about whether you'll receive anything in return.