Sunday, November 8, 2015

Holiday Book Pick for Your Brainy Teen: Your Daily Brain

Special thanks to Blogging for Books for sponsoring this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.

Every Christmas, I gift my kids several books each. Because the long winter months are perfect for curling up with a good book. My parents did the same for me, and I remember joyously gathering up my new, Christmas morning books, anticipating all the places they would take me, from the comfort of home.

Here's a book I picked for my 14-year-old son, who loves books that focus on science:




Your Daily Brain shows you all the ways your brain works hard throughout the day (even when you think it’s not working at all). It's an invitation to take a closer look at your truly amazing brain.

This book was written by the team behind Marbles: The Brain Store, a chain devoted to building better brains. We love our local Marbles! (If you're looking for fun, education games for Christmas - pay a visit to your local store stat!)

Packed with cool information, tips and tricks to make the most of your brain, this book is a great pick for your teen. Understanding your brain can help you make better decisions (and perhaps hold off on stupid decisions).

Here's what the book promises: "Consider this book a wake-up call, a chance to take a closer look at and jump start your brain. From the minute your alarm clock buzzes in the morning until your head hits the pillow at night, your daily activities—everything from doing a crossword puzzle to parallel parking—are part of a process for how you evaluate the world, make choices and decisions, and reach short-term goals while keeping your eyes on the bigger ones. In each, you have the opportunity to use your brain for better or worse, whether it’s what to listen to you on your morning commute or avoiding mental traps at the grocery store."

You Daily Brain is available now at your local independent bookstore or online. Check it out!



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