Graduation Roundup!

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by Claudia Lucero

Hurrah! You made it – cheers cheers! Now you’re setting off into sunset on the horizon with only your wits about you, your college books are gathering dust in the closet, and you’re stepping into the world to do some proper “adulting.” Here are a few books to guide you. Happy Reading!

1) If you are looking to make huge leaps in your goals life and take action The List is the one for you!

The List is filled with exercises and prompts for lists that help you make your dreams a reality. The author’s journey—from writing his first list in a wheelchair to becoming a well-known author, cultural reporter, actor, and media personality—and the stories of people around the world using his method to achieve success prove that this is a motivational book that truly works.
Refreshingly honest, fast-paced, and full of humor. Already an international bestseller, the book began as a list of 10 things the author wanted to accomplish in 400 days. He posted the list on his blog and asked for help—and within 24 hours was overwhelmed by responses. The key idea is as simple as it is powerful—let others know about your dreams and they will help you achieve them.

2) For the career-centric graduate Boost Your Career by Sander and Mechele Flaum is the best…

Packed with real and exclusive stories from seasoned professionals, newbies in big roles, and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries, this book shares the hidden hurdles, aha! moments, and tips for getting ahead in a competitive environment. Whether you’ve been at the same company for twenty years, you’re starting a new job tomorrow, or you own your own business, Boost Your Career will make a resounding difference in how you view your professional role and frame your accomplishments.

3) So you haven’t really had a chance to properly cook. And the closest you’ve ever been to becoming a Master Chef is frying an egg and pouring yourself  cereal. Well,  Rookie Cooking is filled with knowledgeable how-tos and quick tips that can mend any food disaster.

It’s never too early – or too late – to learn how to cook. Jim Edwards, the culinary director and head trainer at the Chef Central culinary superstore, shares tips and techniques for anyone just starting out in their cooking career, and for those who already cook but struggle with it. In Rookie Cooking , Jim shares with you the secrets of preparation – such as setting up your materials ahead of time. He’ll walk you through the essential tools everyone needs, as well as the staples all cooks should have on hand.

4) If you have been able to snag a job right out of college than lucky you! Love and Money by Ann-Margaret Carrozza allows you to prep against those who seek to grab from your wealth!

Through an engaging narrative, including amusing cautionary tales, readers will learn how to utilize contracts to identify and avoid costly relationship landmines, reduce pet peeves, and create a joint mission statement, all the while ensuring that one’s wealth and values are transmitted to future generations.

5) Maybe, your looking forward to just chilling and not worrying about a thesis or finals. The Joy of Hygge by Jonny Jackson and Elias Larsen is the perfect match!

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