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Create Healthy Habits with a Handy Flowchart

95349960-How-to-Create-a-Habit-The-Power-of-Habit-by-Charles-DuhiggCharles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit (Random House, 2012), has developed a handy flowchart demonstrating how one can form healthy habits.  Duhigg’s diagram indicates that the first step to creating a habit is developing a cue to start a certain behavior, followed by a reward for that act.  By putting these together, a routine is formed that drives habit development.

The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg’s debut, takes students to the forefront of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.  The book has already been adopted for Common Reading at Babson College.

Click here to view Charles Duhigg’s flowchart on how to create healthy habits.

Click here to view Charles Duhigg’s talk at the 2013 First-Year Experience® conference.

Click here to read an excerpt.

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View Author Videos Now: the First-Year Experience® 2013 Conference

Random House hosted two author events at the recent First-Year Experience® 2013 Conference in Orlando, Florida from February 23-26.  Video from the event is now posted to the Common Reads YouTube channel.  For your convenience, individual author videos are below:

COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS
Sunday, February 24th, 6:30pm-7:30pm

FEATURING:

*CHARLES DUHIGGauthor of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

*BEN CASNOCHA, co-author of The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

NINTH ANNUAL RANDOM HOUSE AUTHOR LUNCHEON
Monday, February 25th, 11:45am-1:30pm

FEATURING:

*SUSAN CAIN, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

*DONOVAN CAMPBELL, author of The Leader’s Code:  Mission, Character, Service, and Getting the Job Done

*ERNEST CLINE, author of Ready Player One: A Novel

*KRISTEN IVERSEN, author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

*JERRY MCGILL, author of Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me

PRESENTED TITLES:

The Power of Habit HCThe Start-Up of YouQuiet PBThe Leader's Code HCReady Player One TPFull Body Burden HCDear Marcus TP

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Virginia Wesleyan College Chooses The Power of Habit as 2013 Common Read

978-0-385-66974-0Virginia Wesleyan College has chosen Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit as their 2013 Common Reading book, which is part of VWU’s First Year Experience program.  “We chose The Power of Habit as our freshmen 2013 summer read because the book is engaging, relevant to students and can be viewed from many disciplinary perspectives, which allows students to better understand the liberal arts,” says Denise Wilkinson, Professor of Mathematics and Director of First Year Experience.  VWC has developed a reading and resource page for faculty and students.

Already selected as Common Reading at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachuesetts, The Power of Habit takes students to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.  At its core, The Power of Habit argues that the key to losing weight, raising exceptional children, building revolutionary companies, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Continue reading

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RSVP for Random House Events at First-Year Experience® 2013

FYECocktailInviteFinalFYELuncheonInviteFinal The 2013 meeting of the First-Year Experience®—February 23rd-26th in Orlando, FL—is on the horizon.  If you are planning to attend we invite you to join us at our Cocktail & Conversations event on the evening of Sunday, February 24th, as well as the Ninth Annual Random House Author Luncheon on Monday, February 25th.  Please see below for more information.

Cocktails & Conversations
Sunday, February 24th
Click here for the official invitation: http://tiny.cc/8hmhow

Featuring:
*BEN CASNOCHA, co-author of The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
*CHARLES DUHIGG, author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Ninth Annual Random House Author Luncheon
Monday, February 25th
Click here for the official invitation: http://tinyurl.com/bwjs7o4

Featuring:
*SUSAN CAIN, Author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
*DONOVAN CAMPBELL, author of The Leader’s Code:  Mission, Character, Service, and Getting the Job Done
*ERNEST CLINE, author of Ready Player One: A Novel
*KRISTEN IVERSEN, author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats
*JERRY MCGILL, author of Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me

 Space is limited.  You may RSVP for either or both events at http://www.randomhouse.com/acmart/invite/

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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How College Habits Changed My Life

College saved my life. Or, more accurately, the good and bad habits I learned in college saved my life.

And since then, nothing has been the same.

In 1993, I left Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a high school with a 50 percent drop out rate, for New Haven, Connecticut, and Yale. Here is what I did not know at the time: that sheets should be washed more than once a semester; that if you stand in the rain for 40 minutes, a shower afterward might be a wise idea; that when a professor says you need to read the book, you actually need to read the book; that I would develop the best – and worst – habits of my life, and they would shape every major decision over the next two decades, including the profession I chose, who I married, how I raise my children and, today, why I believe those choices have a meaningful purpose. However, at my freshman assembly, I had no idea what was to come. That day, Yale’s provost gave the assembled class three pieces of advice: if you are feeling tired, go to sleep. If you aren’t hungry, don’t eat. And if you are feeling homesick or overwhelmed, have a small piece of chocolate and remember that everyone else – no matter how confident or popular they seem – feels the same way. It was great advice. It was – though I didn’t know it at the time – a small tutorial in how to create habits by choosing cues Continue reading

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