Holiday reading and de-stressing

Exams are upon us, and you’re probably already anticipating the break from school and stress, although holidays can bring on their own type of stress, with parties, gifts, visiting family and friends all becoming competing priorities. You are looking forward to winding down, but did you know: research shows that reading can be a great way to de-stress, while also improving your cognitive abilities and your understanding of other people?

This Wall Street Journal article discusses some of the known benefits of reading and suggests putting aside 30 minutes a day with a good book. We have plenty of books in the library to help you out with that. Check out my suggestions, some of which come from the Financial Times business book awards in the last couple years:

Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America’s most powerful and private dynasty by Daniel Schulman

The new new thing : a Silicon Valley story by Michael Lewis

Hatching Twitter : a true story of money, power, friendship, and betrayal by Nick BiltonGoogle

Your small business adventure : finding your niche and growing a successful business by James W. Halloran

Google : how Google works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

The hard thing about hard things : building a business when there are no easy answers / Ben Horowitz

 Private empire : ExxonMobil and American power / Steve CollThe_Org

ScarciThe_Power_of_Habitty : why having too little means so much / Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir

The org : the underlying logic of the office / Ray Fisman andTim Sullivan

The power of habit : why we do what we do in life and business / Charles Duhigg

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