A selection of uplifting reads — all suggested by TED speakers — for your end-of-year break.

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely points out the surprising joy and engagement we feel when we make things

40+ TED speakers recommend the books you need to read right now.

From tech to self-help via poetry, fiction and graphic novels, here are the books you need to read.

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Why in the world did I do that? How can I do better? Chances are you’ve asked yourself these questions at least once today. To understand how your mind works and how you can improve your decision-making, explore these six psychology and behavioral economics books, each one recommended by a renowned thinker.

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“Lying is a cooperative act,” says professional lie detector Pamela Meyer. “Think about it, a lie has no power whatsoever by its mere utterance. Its power emerges when someone else agrees to believe the lie.” Here, Meyer shares 17 books about truth, dishonesty, and all the gray areas in between.

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Leadership expert Roselinde Torres suggests three big questions you should ask tomorrow’s leaders, and provides useful articles and books to get started.