Like most of us, Caroline Arnold regularly broke her New Year’s resolutions. She couldn’t understand how it was possible for her to succeed in the demanding world of Wall Street and yet fail at the few personal goals she set for herself. Classic resolutions such as “to be thin by summer” and “to get organized” were really closer to wishes than calls to action. In "Small Move, Big Change" Arnold draws on her personal experience and that of others who practice her method to help readers come up with microresolutions to improve anything from health to finances to relationships. Please join Caroline as she talks about “starting small” to help tackle anything from sleep, fitness, diet, clutter, relationships and spending. Instead of resolving to “eat less and lose weight,” making a microresolution to “not to eat after 8pm” is a specific action that can be managed, measured and kept. She found that these small changes actually had an outsize effect on her outlook, lifestyle, and ability to make personal progress.
Embedded with American Troops for four months, photojournalist Robert Cunningham was given access to what our men and women in the military have seen in war torn Afghanistan first hand. Cunningham said he became interested in getting his own account after hearing friends and family talk about their experiences. Upon arrival, the Afghanistan he imagined wasn’t what he discovered. Cunningham’s book “Afghanistan on the Bounce” sets the troops as they are seen in their everyday lives and gives insight to the machinery, comradery, lifestyle and interaction with those back home. The pictures tell the story of his subjects. Learn more here. http://afgotb.com/
Kevin Carr of FatGuysAtTheMovies.com has this week’s movie preview for us. Opening this weekend: “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” starring Chris Pine as Jack Ryan; “Ride Along” with Ice-T and comedian Kevin Hart, animated comedy “The Nut Job” and “Devil’s Due” which Carr said was not given a screening. In a follow up to last week’s preview of the latest war movie “Lone Survivor”, Carr also talks about the movie’s box office reaction as the number-2 all-time January box office draw, taking in $38 million.