Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

In Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcom Gladwell explores the psychology behind decision making and its correlation with our subconscious biases. Gladwell incorporates scientific studies and findings with a series of stories about judging by first impressions to help the reader understand why we make these decisions before taking the time to carefully consider the facts. Have you ever had a feeling that...

10 Easy but Powerful Ways to Simplify Your Life Today

10 Easy but Powerful Ways to Simplify Your Life Today

Sometimes life can get complicated. Between work, social media, and trying to live our best possible life, at some point, we all end up feeling overwhelmed, overstimulated, and underproductive. If you find yourself with a cluttered lifestyle, try these 10 ways to simplify your life. 1. Use an app like Fabulous to simplify your life Take advantage of all the apps out there that are...

Lessons Learned from the Original Behavioral Economists in The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

Lessons Learned from the Original Behavioral Economists in The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

In Michael Lewis: The Undoing Project, he explores the partnership of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, two of the most famous psychologists you’ve never heard of. Though the pair live in obscurity outside of academia, their work—often considered the scientific community’s first foray into behavioral economics—includes some of the most often-cited academic papers of all time, and have completely changed the way we understand and...

Simple Lessons on Living from Shauna Niequist’s Present Over Perfect

Simple Lessons on Living from Shauna Niequist’s Present Over Perfect

Shauna Niequist seemed to have it all. She had a successful career, a loving family, and wanted for nothing. But, despite how good her life looked on the outside, she was exhausted and deeply unhappy. She spent her entire adult life working longer, pushing harder, and striving to meet the expectations set by the world around her or, rather, the expectations she thought had been...

Overcoming Fear (And the Importance of It)

Overcoming Fear (And the Importance of It)

In The Book of Joy, Archbishop Desmond Tutu says this about overcoming fear: Fear and anxiety are mechanisms that have helped us to survive. You know, if you did not feel fear when you saw a lion over there in next to no time there would be no you. , we would be fearless, but we’d also be very stupid, and we would not... Read

Your Love May Be Lost in Translation: Gary Chapman Explains the Five Languages of Love

Your Love May Be Lost in Translation: Gary Chapman Explains the Five Languages of Love

Gary Chapman is a marriage counselor who, over years of helping couples work toward healthier relationships, has found that one consistent problem in unhappy relationships is miscommunication. Not just failing to talk to each other, but failing to express love in the same language. If one partner expects to be loved through quality time but the other expects gifts, neither are going to feel fully...

10 Ways to Build Healthy Habits This Year

10 Ways to Build Healthy Habits This Year

Each year is an opportunity to start new. Every day for the next 12 months, each of us will face the same choice: Stick with our comfortable, familiar, bad habits, or break and build new, healthy habits that may be uncomfortable at first, but eventually will push us to be the best versions of ourselves. Habits are tricky things. We often build them when we...

Gabourey Sidibe’s Memoir is a Candid Lesson in Self-Confidence

Gabourey Sidibe’s Memoir is a Candid Lesson in Self-Confidence

Gabourey Sidibe was told by three different psychics on three different occasions that she would someday become famous. They didn’t know how, when, or why, only that she would someday be a household name, even famous enough to meet Oprah. There was something in her eyes, they said, something about the confidence with which she carried herself, that would someday make her a superstar. As...

#MyFabJourney: Mette

#MyFabJourney: Mette

I love having things organized, so Fabulous fit quite perfectly into my life. I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular when I was browsing through the Google play store, but then Fabulous popped up as an “editors pick.” So I decided to click on the app and after reading the description, I figured I should give it a try and downloaded it. As someone...