Cheery Friday e-mails

Every Friday I send a “Cheery Friday” email chock full of insights about learning and changing to a million registered learners from the massive open online course (“MOOC”) Learning How to Learn.  To receive these emails, just register for the course here (it’s free, and registration takes only a few seconds).  “See” you on Friday!

Good Habits, Bad Habits

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Book of the Month Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick, by Wendy Wood. It looks like we’re on a roll this month with fantastic reads! Good Habits, Bad Habits is one of those life-changing books where the implications of what you’re discovering unfold grad …

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Think Again

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Book of the Month We have long been fans of Adam Grant, whose powerful book Give and Take is one of our favorites.  His newest book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, is worth the price of the book in the first chapters alone. Grant nails it, for example, with his discuss …

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Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Book of the Week Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write: How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book, by Elizabeth Lyon. We’re often asked how to get started in publishing a non-fiction book. You can’t do any better than to read Elizabeth Lyon’s guide, which provides a cra …

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Negative Self-Talk & How to Change It

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Book of the Week Negative Self-Talk & How to Change It, by Shad Helmstetter.  After reading about how one of Caesar’s assassins, Brutus, shifted himself from probable victory into suicidal defeat at the Battle of Philippi, (at least as detailed in The Last Assassin),  we became interested …

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The Coaching Habit

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Happy New Year for all 2.4 million Learning How to Learners who receive this Cheery Friday newsletter!  You’re an inspiration for all of us with your desire to learn and grow. May your 2021 be bright and filled with new and happy discoveries in your learning! Book of the Week The Coaching Hab …

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The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Book of the Week The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar, by Peter Stothard. The Roman Empire is an endless source of fascination—this new book lends a different perspective to the Empire’s most pivotal event.  Frankly, we have never read a book of history that had such a …

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IDoRecall

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Fantastic New Rollout of Features on IDoRecall The new, useful features just don’t stop coming with Barb’s favorite flashcard system, IDoRecall.  The new native desktop apps for Windows and Mac computers has just launched. This desktop version works even when you don’t have an Internet connec …

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Inferno

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Book of the Week Inferno: The True Story of a B-17 Gunner’s Heroism and the Bloodiest Military Campaign in Aviation History, by Joe Pappalardo, a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics. A critically important aerial front in the WWII battles against the Nazis was the daylight forays of the …

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Hit Lit!

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Hit Lit! Top Books of 2020 for LHTLers! It’s been a wild and crazy 2020. But one thing we can say with certainty is that learning through reading is one of the best ways around to boost your spirits!  With that, here are the top books LHTLers have loved during 2020. (We won’t count our own Le …

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You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Book of the Week You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It’s Making the World a Weirder Place, by Janelle Shane.  Shane is a Colorado-based artificial intelligence researcher who makes computer-controlled holograms for studying the brain. She also runs …

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