Brain Power

If your 2015 resolutions seem as distant in memory as winter rain, you’re not alone.


Better than Before:

Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

By Gretchen Rubin

Author and self-described “street scientist” Gretchen Rubin has always been fascinated with human nature and especially the subject of happiness. She wants to know how and why some people can change habits while others cannot. Through extensive research she discovered that most people fall into four personality types based on how individuals handle expectations. In Better than Before, Rubin helps readers pinpoint which type they are and—armed with that knowledge—develop the skills to form good habits and break bad ones. From minor changes like drinking less soda to waking up earlier to major changes such as quitting smoking or losing weight, creating new habits can help us live happier and healthier lives.


This is Your Do-Over:

The 7 Secrets to Losing Weight, Living Longer, and Getting a Second Chance at the Life You Want

By Michael F. Roizen, MD,
Forward by Mehmet C. Oz, MD, with Ted Spiker

The Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer and co-author of the best-selling YOU series, Dr. Michael Roizen believes it is never too late for a health Mulligan. In his latest book, Dr. Roizen discusses all the key areas that affect total-body wellness—from exercise and nutrition to sleep and stress. He offers tools and strategies to alter your health destiny. Regardless of genetics or past bad health choices, Dr. Roizen’s “seven simple secrets” can reset your health, reverse damage and optimize your wellness and vitality.


Good Food, Good Life:

130 Simple Recipes You’ll Love to Make and Eat

By Curtis Stone

Once those bad habits are broken and new habits are formed … and we’re well on our way to enjoying a happier, healthier summer, what better way to embrace it than by sharing a sumptuous, delicious meal with good friends and family. In his newest book, Curtis Stone shares 130 of his favorite recipes to make cooking a pleasure rather than a chore. From his “Favorite Breakfasts” and “Satisfying Snacks” to “Scene-Stealing Dinners” and “Sweet Treats,” Stone reminds us that good food is an essential part of good living.




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Medawar Fine Jewelers hosted an exclusive one-day event with Dubey & Schaldenbrand, a prestigious Swiss watchmaker. Their stunning timepieces were on display and available for guests to try on while enjoying wine by Eberle Winery.


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On Thursday evenings at the Terranea Resort, a trio of musicians sits for a few sets of “background music” while guests and residents wander in and out of the lobby.

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