New Titles for MOSE Life Long Learning

December 17, 2012

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The As If Principle: The Radically New Approach to Changing Your Life
Wiseman, Richard
The best-selling author of 59 Seconds challenges popular self-help approaches while counseling readers to take specific actions to improve outlook and circumstances, drawing on scientific findings to demonstrate how simple physical activities, from smiling to walking briskly, can alleviate common challenges.
 
Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are
Flora, Carlin
A former editor for Psychology Today illuminates the critical role of friendship in happiness, combining scientific findings with relatable anecdotes to explore the ways in which positive and negative relationships, long-time friends and social networking groups shape an individual’s mental, emotional and physical health.
 
God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America
Newport, Frank
An intellectual argument in favor of the existence of God analyzes America’s religious beliefs, practices and prejudices to assess systematic patterns of religious beliefs as they are related to life status factors, offering a bold prediction that religion will become increasingly more important in the U.S. in future years.
 
How to Retire the Cheapskate Way: The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Guide to a Better, Earlier, Happier Retirement
Yeager, Jeff
The popular blogger and author of The Cheapskate Next Door outlines strategies for retiring earlier and enjoying a more fulfilling retirement, demonstrating frugal spending practices while providing coverage of topics ranging from health care to travel.
 
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
Konnikova, Maria
The “Literally Psyched” columnist for Scientific American draws on neuroscience and psychology studies while analyzing the deductive strategies used by the character of Sherlock Holmes to counsel readers on how to promote mental strength, clearer observation and effective problem-solving.
 
My Beloved World: A Memoir
Sotomayor, Sonia
The first Hispanic American on the U.S. Supreme Court shares the story of her life before becoming a judge, describing her youth in a Bronx housing project, the ambition that fueled her Ivy League education and the individuals who helped shaped her career.
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