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Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess Radio: "Nerd Your Way To A Better Life!" with the best brains in psychology and research -- all with really compelling things to say about how to be smarter in being human.
Tonight's guest, social psychologist Dr. Roy Baumeister.
One of the most practical and helpful self-help books I've read recently is Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, by Dr. Roy Baumeister and John Tierney -- on an issue we all have issues with: self-control -- how to have more of it and how to have less of what we do have depleted. Link to book: http://amzn.to/GOoe6l
Many of the studies in the book are from Baumeister's own lab, and he promises to be a fascinating guest. I've already improved my life with insights from the book, like by understanding how willpower gets depleted so I can conserve mine for important things (like writing). I can't imagine that anyone who listens to this show will come away without tips for how they can improve their life -- and be a little more relaxed about the stuff they anguish over related to self-control.
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