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New Year's Resolutions

It's that time of year again. If you're like millions of other people, you want to take advantage of the new year by making a fresh start in some area of your life. We've compiled a list of the most common types of resolutions and matched them to books that we think will help you out in your quest to make 2004 the best year ever. You can also discuss this topic in our Community Forum.


The Art of the Fresh StartThe Art of the Fresh Start: How to Make and Keep Your New Year's Resolutions for a Lifetime
by Glenna Salsbury


Health and Dieting
Weight loss, better nutrition, hearth health, fitness.

by Bill Philips

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Dr. Atkins

The South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston

The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom by Phil McGraw

The Zone by Barry Sears



Decluttering, simpliflication, house cleaning, chores, scheduling, storage

Home ComfortsHome Comforts
by Cheryl Mendelson


Chore Wars: How Households Can Share the Work and Keep the Peace by James Thornton

Lighten Up! Free Yourself from Clutter by Michelle Passoff

Sidetracked Home Executives by Pam Young and Peggy Jones

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organizing Your Life by Georgene Lockwood



Financial planning, saving, investing, budgeting, cutting back, living frugally

The Complete Tightwad GazetteThe Complete Tightwad Gazette
by Amy Dacyczyn

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom by Suze Orman

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton




Getting a promotion, changing jobs, becoming more effective, upgrading your skills, planning a career, employee relations, balancing work and family

What Colour is Your Parachute?What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles


The Family Manager's Guide for Working Moms by Kathy Peel

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Thinking Like an Entrepreneur by Peter Hupalo

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson



Buying a house, moving, home repairs, interior decorating, tenancy, do-it-yourself

BakingTrading Spaces: Make It Yours!



Every Tenant's Legal Guide by Janet Portman and Marcia Stewart

Home Buyer's Checklist: Everything You Need to Know -- but Forget to Ask -- Before You Buy a Home by Richard Scutella

Kiplinger's Homeology: How to Be Sure the House You Buy Is the Home You Really Want by Carolyn Janik

Reader's Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual by Reader's Digest


Bad Habits
How to break them

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Breaking Bad HabitsThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Breaking Bad Habits by Suzanne Levert



Bad Habits: Drinking, Smoking, Taking Drugs, Gambling, Sexual Misbehaviour, and Swearing in American History by John C. Burnham

Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking by Allen Carr

How to Break Bad Habits and Form Good Ones by James Clairborn and Cherry Pedrick

The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit by Stan and Jan Berenstain



Love and Romance
Dating, marriage, relationship advice

1001 Ways to Be Romantic1001 Ways to Be Romantic
by Gregory Godek



Dating for Dummies by Dr. Joy Browne

Finding True Love in a Man-Eat-Man World: The Intelligent Guide to Gay Dating, Sex, Romance, and Eternal Love by Craig Nelson

I Kissed Dating Goodbye: A New Attitude Toward Romance and Relationships by Joshua Harris

Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Lives by Dr. Laura Schlessinger



Study habits, choosing a college, your child's education, going back to school, self-education, study guides

The Educated ChildThe Educated Child: A Parent's Guide from Preschool Through Eighth Grade by William Bennett, Chester Finn and John Cribb



Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know by E. D. Hirsch

The Day I Became an Autodidact by Hailey Kendall

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges by the Yale Daily News

Cliff's Notes



How to travel, eco- and adventure travel, travelling on a budget

The Big Book of Adventure TravelThe Big Book of Adventure Travel
by James Simmons




Eco-Journeys by Stephen Foehr

The Insider's Guide to Air Courier Bargains: How to Travel World-Wide for Next to Nothing by Kelly Monaghan

Adventure Bound: From Backpacking in New Zealand to Bushwhacking in South Africa by Helen Wolfe

The Practical Nomad by Edward Hasbrouch