Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

In “Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence,” Goleman presents the complex workings of the brain for the nonscientist and describes how focus is nurtured, maintained and protected.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

In writing “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us,” Michael Moss, a New York Times reporter, and recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer for explanatory reporting, tells the inside stories about how food giants and their processed foods attract and keep consumers — especially young people.

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

“We all know that exercise makes us feel better, but most of us have no idea why.”

As John J. Ratey thoroughly explains in “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain,” the why has to do with the enormous benefits of exercise to improve brain functioning that far outweigh the reasons most often cited: toned abs and a conditioned heart.