February’s Book: The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg

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Our habits—good and bad—shape our lives, and understanding how habits work is key to losing weight, being more productive, exercising regularly, and achieving success. In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg investigates the scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist, how they can be changed, and uncovers a new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation. He shows why some people and companies struggle and fail to change, while others seem to remake themselves overnight. He looks at the ways neuroscientists explore how habits work, and how the right habits were crucial to the success of people such as Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and Martin Luther King, Jr.