Book Review: When Life Gives You Lululemons

when-life-gives-you-lululemons-9781476778440_hr.jpgWhen Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
Published by:
Simon & Schuster on June 5, 2018.
Genre: Humorous Fiction
Pages: 343
Format: E-Book
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Lululemons follows post-Devil Wears Prada Emily into her new life as a struggling Image consultant after leaving Runway magazine. The book opens with Emily leaving L.A. for New York to meet a potential client, but after he bails on her for Emily’s new competition, Olivia Jade, Emily decides to take the train out to Greenwich to see childhood friend Miriam Kagan. However, upon arrival Emily discovers the estranged culture of suburban living while helping former L’Oréal model Karolina Hartwell put her life back together after her husband, the New York Senator, abruptly leaves her.

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Book Review: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
Published by: Ten Speed Press on October 14, 2014.
Genres: Self-Help, Nonfiction
Pages: 226
Format: E-Book
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There is a two-step method to tidying permanently: reduce what you own, then organize what remains. Marie Kondō goes into great detail about how to create a clutter free space so you can thrive in life.

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Changing friction is the only productivity tool you will ever need.

In the past few weeks I have had an enormous amount of realization about how to organize the priorities in my life. It stemmed from the book I’m currently reading: Atomic Habits. In a portion of the book James Clear discusses environmental design and how changing friction, or the number of steps involved in a given action, can help you accomplish the goals that are important to you. Clear made a claim that has stuck with me since reading the book, “disciplined people are better at structuring their lives in a way that does not require heroic willpower and self-control. In other words, they spend less time in tempting situations.” Up until implementing this I was very undisciplined; I would make goals but would never follow up, start projects and never finish them, and mainly be prone to distractions easily.

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Book Review: Blink

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Published by: Little, Brown and Company on January 11, 2005.
Genres: Self-Help
Pages: 320
Format: E-Book
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Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink is about snap judgements that occur within the first two seconds of cognition, without us even realizing it. Gladwell uses many case studies throughout the book to investigate how rapid cognition occurs in the “locked door of our unconscious.” The way he presents the case studies as a story made the flow between studies smooth and easy to read. By relating the case studies back to one another, he reminds the reader that the power of the unconscious is applicable in many different situations ranging from diagnosing the strength of a marriage to executing military strategies.

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5 Practical Computer Skills Everyone Should Know

When I first became interested in using computers, I would often research: valuable computer skills to have. However, I quickly found that pretty much every list of “valuable” computer skills were just résumé fillers like Excel, Powerpoint, Quickbooks, and so on. They’re good business skills to have, but they don’t necessarily turn you into a computer wiz. In response to this, I decided to create a sequential list that will make you tech-savvy enough so that when problems arise, you’ll be able to solve them quickly and efficiently.

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