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Begin Anew in 2011 - January 2011
Start the New Year with a resolution to improve a problem area! Be it getting organized, exercising, losing weight, learning a new skill, or simply developing a new attitude, find a book  @ your public library to inspire you.

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Switch : how to change things when change is hard
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Also available in Audiobook and  Downloadable Audiobook

Offers insight into the difficult nature of lasting change, presenting metaphorical illustrations of the conflict between the instinctual and the intellectual areas of the brain while sharing case stories of successful individuals and organizations.

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Make miracles in forty days : turning what you have into what you want
by  Melody Beattie
Also available in Audiobook

Award-winning recovery author Beattie counsels readers on how to transform their lives for the better, sharing anecdotes about experiences with grief and loss while outlining a six-week plan for achieving gratitude and enabling change.
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Be CentsAble : how to cut your household budget in half
by Chrissy Pate and Kristin McKee

Presents advice and strategies for saving money on household budgets, discussing such topics as using coupons, stockpiling, buying items at a discount, planning a vacation, and making cleaning supplies.

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It's about more than the money : investment wisdom for building a better life
by  Saly A. Glassman

You can have all the money in the world, but if you hate yourself, what's the point?  It's About More Than the Money… is an investment guide with a more powerful message. Saly A. Glassman advocates, with plenty of wisdom, about playing the investment game with piece of mind and a thoughtful approach to life and its challenges in business.  – Midwest Book Review

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The life you want! : get motivated, lose weight, and be happy by Bob Greene, Ann Kearney-Cooke, and Janis Jibrin

Bob Greene has helped millions lose weight and get in shape with his life-changing Best Life plan. Now Oprah's most trusted expert on diet and fitness teams up with psychologist Ann Kearney-Cooke and nutritionist Janis Jibrin to zero in on common barriers to weight loss success. Together, they will offer practical tips and explore the latest science on emotional eating and lack of motivation… While the basic principles of weight loss are simple enough, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a struggle… delivers the information and inspiration you need to overcome each obstacle once and for all. – Books in Print
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The flex diet / Design-your-own Weight Loss Plan
by James Beckerman

Many diet books present readers with a single, inflex­ible program which forces them to stay on that diet or risk another dieting failure. Rather than teaching you just one way to lose ten or twenty or even fifty pounds, The Flex Diet shows you how to lose a single pound . . . in 200 different ways. A medically proven approach to weight loss from WebMD’s heart expert, The Flex Diet allows you to create your own custom­ized weight-loss plan—one that fits your lifestyle, is full of tasty and nutritious meals, boosts energy levels, and keeps the weight off for good. - Amazon

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15-minute home workout
by Alycea Ungaro

Not a fan of the gym? No time for classes? Exercise for just 15 minutes a day, three times a week--and see real results.

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Your best body now : look and feel fabulous at any age the eat-clean way by Tosca Reno, with Stacy Baker

Bestselling author Tosca Reno went from being a 200+ pound woman to a slim fitness expert; all past the age of 40! Now, for the first time ever, she reveals her secrets to looking better every year. Using the simple, Eat-Clean principles that have helped millions lose weight and featuring all-new advice from Tosca and her team of top experts, discover how you can too. – Books in Print

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House works : how to live clean, green, and organized at home by Cynthia Townley Ewer

America's leading housekeeping expert shows you how to de-clutter, organize, and clean your home, with easy-to-remember tips for every job, from keeping your bathroom clean and doing the laundry to sorting out paperwork and organizing the family photo album.

What's a disorganized person to do? : 317 ideas, tips, projects, and lists to unclutter your home and streamline your life by Stacey Platt

Offers hundreds of solutions for gaining control of clutter in the house and office, from quick fixes to hour-long projects, including organizing e-mails to sorting through the area beneath the bathroom sink.
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Eliminated! Now what? : finding your way from job-loss crisis to career resilience
by Jean Baur

Eliminated! Now What? teaches people how to view their job loss as an opportunity, rather than a crippling dilemma. It explains what to do in the first days following a layoff, how to talk about unemployment with others, and which actions and thoughts will help readers maintain a positive attitude.
Author, Jean Baur, dispels myths associated with job seeking and provides case studies of real people who achieved success after losing their jobs. She equips readers with action steps to overcome obstacles and teaches them how to be resilient in any economy no matter their age or experience. - Amazon

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Expert resumes for career changers
by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark

This collection of resumes is aimed at people who are transitioning from one career to another. The down economy has forced millions of people to change jobs or industries in order to stay employed. This book gives strategies as well as 180 pages of sample resumes for successful career changes. The authors present sound resume writing advice, including how to create and use an electronic resume. The appendix includes Internet resources for an effective online job search.  - Amazon

Step-by-step resumes : build an outstanding resume in 10 easy steps! by Evelyn U. Salvador

This revolutionary how-to workbook is the easiest way to create a winning resume - no writing required! By filling in the blanks, checking the relevant boxes, and pasting in prewritten Resume Clip Bullets readers can pull together an effective resume with ease. Also includes an exhaustive collection of thousands of powerful resume keywords to make your resume stand out in electronic databases. The inclusion of a CD with worksheets, templates, and designer resume samples makes this book unique among resume books. New for this edition is a chapter on integrating your resume into your social networking strategy, as well as new personal branding worksheets and expanded tips on e-mailing resumes. – Books in Print


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