When people hear about the word “self-improvement,” they tend to think about cliché and overused advice such as following your passion or being optimistic. However, Eric Barker’s Barking Up the Wrong Tree tells a different story. Yes, it is a self-improvement book about how to succeed. However, it is an atypical one that not only […]More
Vivian Hir is currently in 12th grade. Asides from journalism, she is also involved in Science Olympiad and Chemistry Olympiad. In her free time, she plays the piano and reads books. She also volunteers by reading to kids or playing music at senior centers.
One of the most popular shows on NPR, This American Life (TAL) talks about stories of all kinds, each evoking different emotions. Ever since its first episode in 1995, the show has received numerous Peabody awards and even had an HBO TV show. From stories on summer camp to pressing issues such as immigration, TAL hooks listeners right away.More
Have you ever wondered what triggers you to perform an action and what motivates you to keep performing an action day after day? In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg analyzes how habits form and he presents a simple yet transformative way to replace bad habits with good habits. Although each habit has its unique path […]More
Throughout my sophomore year, I was proud of going to bed at 9:30 PM and waking up at 5:30 AM. However, I started to have more homework and tests in my junior year. Once proud of being an early bird, I noticed I was being a hypocrite. I was telling my peers that I would […]More