5 Books That Will Make You Much Much Smarter

by Ivana Hamilton February 21, 2019

5 Books That Will Make You Much Much Smarter

Reading has always been the best activity to stretch your mind. There are multiple ways to get even smarter than you currently are - yes that’s possible! Take a look at these five books that will change the way you think and enrich your mind.

Thinking Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman

Thinking Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman

The 2011 bestseller by Daniel Kahneman will teach you how to master the art of thinking in all kinds of situations. You most likely believe that thinking is all about processing thoughts, but the Nobel Laureate unveils different ways you can use your brain to make better decisions. He explains the many biases that can influence our decisions. Being aware of these biases will help you avoid them or at least make fewer of them. As the title explains, there are two main ways of thinking: fast and slow. Sometimes it’s better to think fast, while in some situations thinking slowly and intentionally is more beneficial. In his book “Thinking Fast and Slow” Daniel Kahneman explores which of these manners of thinking is better depending on the situation.

Train Your Brain: 60 Days To a Better Brain By Dr. Ryuta Kawashima

Train Your Brain: 60 Days To a Better Brain By Dr. Ryuta Kawashima

If you want to keep your thinking sharp, this book by Dr. Ryuta Kawashima will help you stimulate your mind and build a better brain in 60 days. “Train your Brain” contains a series of daily exercises to maximize your brain power and prevent its aging. The exercises are simple and don’t take more than 5 minutes a day. To track your progress, there are evaluations tests you need to take every week. According to Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, your brain needs a workout just like your body does

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do By Amy Morin

13 Things Metally Strong People Don't Do by Amy Morin Book Cover

If you want to get rid of bad mental habits and master your mental strength, give this book a try. Amy Morin offers practicable and doable advice to stimulate your emotional intelligence. She is a licensed clinical social worker, experienced in helping people live a happier and stable life by improving their mental strength.  

A Brief History of Time By Stephen Hawking

A Brief History of Time By Stephen Hawking book cover

Written by one of the greatest minds of our time, “A Brief History of Time” is the ultimate guide for non-scientists who want to know more about cosmology. The book covers important questions from “How did the universe begin?” to “What will happen when it all ends?” Although Stephen Hawking talks about very complex topics such as black holes and quarks and a bigger God, the author made sure to write the book in a language that everyone understands.

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

Harari tracks down the human revolution back to the time when the Homo Sapiens walked on earth. The book describes the evolution of mankind from the Homo Sapiens to the contemporary human and beyond. Yuval Noah Harari gives a completely fresh perspective on the history of our species describing that the homo sapiens rules the world because it’s the only animal that believes in things that exist only in its imagination, such as gods, states, money, and human rights.

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