3 Books That Will Make You Smarter

22 Jul

Here’s the deal: if you substitute one of these books for Vogue twice a week, you’ll feel so much more empowered:

Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World written by Lisa Bloom, is actually an informative read for both sexes. Bloom explores our fascination with pop culture and our ignorance when it comes to politics, the planet, as well as other vital issues. She writes with intelligence and wit, which itself makes the book a great read. I found it fascinating when she said that most Americans that she quizzed didn’t know how many sides are on a triangle or where the Berlin Wall was located.

Why You Need To Read This: It will inspire you to think twice about government and decisions that effect not only yourself but others around you. In example, we spend 20% on military aid but everyday at least two women in our country die during childbirth.

Have you ever gone to a party and felt uneducated when Muslim beliefs are the topic of the hour? Or what about The Harlem Renaissance? You may be thinking, will I really need to know about these things? Well, knowledge is power and The New York Times Presents Smarter by Sunday: 52 Weekends of Essential Knowledge for the Curious Mind is a lethal weapon. I love it because you can read it in order rather easily or pick a topic from it’s clean and organized table of contents. No matter what you decide, you will definitely be smarter by Sunday.

Why You Need To Read This: Because some time in your life you will attend a party with people who are more cultured than you.

 

I love The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. Never preachy, it challenges you to dive into your psyche and focus on what you really want out of your life while managing (and sometimes shifting) your priorities. There’s a section in this book that actually taught me how to make a schedule that works for me. Everyone needs to read it.

Why You Need to Read This: You most likely work with really annoying people and this book will give you the power to deal with them, you guessed it, efficiently.

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