Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal

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In Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, Nir Eyal has assembled very easy-to-read, realistic explanations of the external and internal prompts which compel human behavior. Those analyses include tools for his readers to break unproductive habits and build healthy habits. Not everyone is going to agree with his definitions of “unproductive”…

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The Organized Mind by Daniel J Levitin

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The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin was required reading for my Level II Time Management and Productivity Specialist Certificate from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. The book is amusing, challenging and ever-so-slightly intimidating. Levitin walks his readers through progressively more challenging elements of our lives: first teaching us how our minds process information, then…

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ADHD 2.0 by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey

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ADHD 2.0 is Drs. Hallowell’s and Ratey’s latest collaboratively-written book. It’s the simplest of their books that I’ve read, with a focus on updating and explaining concepts Hallowell and Ratey first introduced in their fundamental Distraction series, and a second focus on providing detailed, easy-to-try tools for managing ADHD symptoms when those symptoms interfere with…

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Junkyard Planet : Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter

Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade by Adam Minter is amusing, terrifying, inspiring, infuriating and depressing. Not the book itself, which is wonderful: Minter is an accomplished journalist with a unique understanding of his subject matter – junkyards, scrapyards, recycling, reuse, landfills, trash and garbage, secondhand throughout the world – because he grew…

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Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter

I’m recycling some of my review of Minter’s first book: Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade to write this review ♥. Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter is amusing, terrifying, inspiring, infuriating and depressing. Not the book itself, which is wonderful: Minter is an accomplished journalist with a…

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A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers

Sari Solden, MS and Michelle Frank, PsyD in A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD, a New Harbinger self-help workbook, teach self-validation. They approach their mission from deeply intimate perspectives: both women live with ADHD, and both have dedicated their professional lives to supporting ADHD-abled people. The authors examine many probable life-shaping aspects of an…

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Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home

Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home is a self-help book written by Lauren Rosenfeld, a life coach who focuses on spirituality, and Dr. Melva Green, a psychiatrist on the TV show Hoarders. I watch Hoarders for white noise while I work, I dislike Hoarders, I have a guilty pleasure/loathe it relationship with…

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