Happy New Year!

Here are the top 10 resolutions based on a sampling of 5000 online voters at 43things.com

Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions of 2011

  1. lose weight 1464 people add it
  2. Eat, drink, learn, or try something new 963 people add it
  3. Save money 895 people add it
  4. be happy 885 people add it
  5. Set an attainable athletic goal, like running a 5 or 10k 780 people add it
  6. Fall in love 688 people add it
  7. take a photo every day for a year 646 people add it
  8. get a job 645 people add it
  9. Read more 613 people add it
  10. Quit Smoking 448 people add it

…and check out the books, ebooks, and dvd’s that can help you attain these! 


The Life You Want! : Get Motivated, Lose Weight, and Be Happy / Bob Greene, Ann Kearney-Cooke, and Janis Jibrin 

In this shot in the arm for finally losing weight and keeping it off, Greene (The Best Life Diet) teams up with psychologist Ann Kearney-Cooke and dietitian Janis Jibrin to explain the underlying issues that hinder weight loss. The authors provide research-based instructions and exercises to help overcome emotional overeating; rewire the sugar-, fat-, and salt-loving brain; conquer exercise aversion; and transform body image.    Library Journal


American Heart Association No-Fad Diet  / American Heart Association

A balanced, sensible approach to a heart-healthy lifestyle introduces a simple method for calculating a person’s ideal caloric intake, along with two weeks of menus, nutritional analyses and recipes, in an new edition that includes updated information and 50 new recipes.     Baker & Taylor


Gold Medal Fitness [electronic resource] : A Revolutionary 5-week Program / Dara Torres ; with Billie Fitzpatrick

Olympic champion Torres shows it’s never too late to be in spectacular shape. This accessible, inspiring fitness book contains all the workout secrets and stretches that have enabled Torres to compete with athletes half her age. Photos throughout.


Savor [electronic resource] : Mindful Eating, Mindful Life / Thich Nhat Hanh and Lilian Cheung

A Buddhist leader and a Harvard nutritionist offer cutting-edge science and deep Buddhist wisdom on the subject of eating with one’s health and the welfare of the planet in mind.  Overdrive


Exhale [DVD] : Core Fusion Collection / directed by James Wvinner

Fifteen ten-minute workouts using Pilates-based exercises and yoga help improve overall muscle tone, flexibility, and posture.   A twist on traditional strength training, this total-body workout targets everything from the arms and shoulders to glutes, hips, thighs, and abs.    Baker & Taylor


Smoke Free in 30 Days  / Daniel F. Seidman ; with a foreword by Mehmet C. Oz

Leading smoking cessation researcher and clinician Daniel F. Seidman, Ph.D. shares his BREATHE EASIER program that will help you quit for good.  A program introduced on The Oprah Winfrey Show combines psychological techniques with smoking-cessation aids including nicotine gum and patches, outlining straightforward methods that address key physical, emotional and situational obstacles.    Simon & Schuster


Become Your Own Matchmaker : 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate / Patti Stanger with Lisa Johnson Mandell

 As a third-generation matchmaker and the president of one of the world’s most elite dating services — the Millionaire’s Club — I’ve put myself in the enviable position of being friend, confidante, and relationship counselor to men and women the world over. I know what the good guys want in a wife, and what sends them screaming into the night. Now I’m sharing their secrets with you.    Simon & Schuster


 The 6 Reasons You’ll Get the Job : What Employers Look for-Whether They Know It or Not / Debra Angel MacDougall, Elisabeth Harney Sanders-Parks 

Talent alone will not get you the job. The short list of candidates all have the ability to do the work, so what makes the difference? Whether employers know it or not, intuitively they are always looking for a candidate who meets or exceeds each of six qualities.  The 6 Reasons You’ll Get the Job shows you exactly how to tailor your pitch and stand out from the crowd so that you get hired.    Penguin Putnam

For Book suggestions try SDCL’s selection of highlighted titles click right here, or…

1001 Books for Every Mood / Hallie Ephron

Serves up a literary feast, sure to satisfy your emotional appetite. This is your must-have guide to hours and hours of reading pleasure, no matter what your mood!   Baker & Taylor


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