Recommended Books to Supercharge your Brain

Reading has become an important part of my life. I can safely say that different authors and thinkers have helped me through some of my most difficult times. Their books have given me ways of both thinking and being that changed the way I live.

I have put together a short list of the books I think everyone should read. If you want to get a better understanding of your life and yourself, you should check them out. 

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Spark-Book

SPARK:

The Revolutionary new Science of Exercise and the Brain
A great book about exercise and the brain. The treatment effects of exercise on Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Addiction, and more are discussed. A great read for anyone who wants to know more about the benefits of exercise on staying mentally healthy.
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Blink-Book

BLINK:

The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Malcolm Gladwell does it again; I love his writing style. He simplifies complex psychological approaches and makes them easy to understand. Blink explains how to make decisions more effectively and quickly by trusting our minds and thin-slicing. If you want to learn more about decision making, I suggest reading this book.
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The 7 HABITS of HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

This book is filled with habits that are easy to understand and easy to incorporate into your life and relationships. As the author says, this is a guide to personal change and growth. You can and should read it multiple times. I know I did.
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Go Wild-Book

GO WILD:

Eat Fat, Run Free, be Social and Follow Evolution's Other Rules for Total Health...
Written by what is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, John J. Ratey discusses how we can ward off modern day diseases and have better mental health by living closer to our ancestral roots. Remarkably fun to read, you can learn more about sleep, exercise, the brain, and our core DNA. Natural and proven tips to better living.
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The-Happiness-Equation

THE HAPPINESS EQUATION:

Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything
We often think that our happiness will come after achieving our goals; but, as author Neil Pasricha writes, chasing goals only leads to future desires. We becomes looped into constantly striving for future outcomes. The book talks about finding happiness while continuing to stay goal oriented.
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The-Organized-Mind

THE ORGANIZED MIND

Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

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The-Subtle-Art-Of-Not-Giving-A-Fuck

THE SUBTLE ART of NOT GIVING A F*CK

A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good life
Either you have already read this book, or you know someone who has. Mark Manson's best-seller is a sure read for anyone looking to change their view on life; I have read it multiple times myself. The book argues that to find happiness, you should give a f*uck about less, and start paying attention to what matters most to us.
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Outliers-Book

OUTLIERS:

The Story of Success
Possibly my favorite book. I read this when I started college, and loved it so much I did two presentations on it. Malcolm Gladwell demonstrates through studying Bill Gates, The Beatles, and more, that success can invariably depend more on our situation can it can on our intelligence or personality.
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Stumbling-On-Happiness

STUMBLING on HAPPINESS

"Think you Know What Makes you Happy?"
This is not a self-help book on becoming happier per se. The book focuses on the ability we have as humans to predict future events and dives deep into how we evaluate our happiness. It helped me understand my own quest for happiness, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the uniqueness of being human.
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