New Year, New You

A new year is upon us, and that means a new you (or at least many of us like to make a concerted effort). If you've decided to kick off the year with goals, we want to help you achieve them.

Some of the top New Year's resolutions—according to some people, somewhere—are to eat better, get in shape, save money, take better care of yourself, learn something new and read more. If one of these is your resolution and you want help getting started, we are here for you. If you don't have a resolution yet and want one, pick a number between 1–6 and go crazy!

We've compiled some of our favorite books and resources to help you achieve your goals. Here's to a new year filled with much success and happiness!

Resolution 1: Eat Better

The author breaks down food myths and the dangerous pseudoscience that is so often taken as fact by the media today.

Going gluten free isn't an easy choice but, if you do make the switch, you may find the benefits outweigh the perceived negatives. The best news is, you can still eat the foods you love! Trust us.

Dr. Willett reworks the food pyramid using scientific studies and shows you what you need to actually eat well.

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Resolution 2: Get in Shape

Recommended by my son's school, I learned about the hugely positive benefits of exercise on the brain. I enjoyed listening to this book on CD while commuting and I'm inspired and motivated to do my best to incorporate daily exercise!

For those who are tired of setting the same New Year's resolution to lose weight every year, this book can completely change how you think about weight, health and dieting.

Looking for some inspiration as well as running plans for races? Check out ultra runner Robin Arzon's colorful, fun book.

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Resolution 3: Save Money

Need a little kick in the pants to get your financial belt tightened up? Dave Ramsey's no-nonsense, logical straight talk is easy to follow and it's inspiring.

This practical financial planning book makes budgeting seem doable.

New York Times bestseller designed to guide younger adults through the world of personal finance.

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Resolution 4: Self Care

It was fun to see a more technical breakdown of the logical approach to minimalism. The author kept it short and sweet which was perfectly fitting for the subject matter!

I was blown away by this book. It's perfect if you or someone you know has anxiety or depression because this guy UNDERSTANDS. Please read this when the darkness is too close for comfort.

#1 New York Times bestseller. This entertaining book shows you that the key to being happier might not be what you think it is.

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Resolution 5: Learn Something New

Produce a podcast like the pros using tools you already have and help from this book.

Learn new skills like game design, blogging, filmmaking, photography and so much more with free courses from Lynda, opens a new window.

Learn to crochet! For beginners and advanced beginners, crochet your next scarf or blanket and get empowered at the same time.

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Resolution 6: Read More

Check out these brief descriptions of America's favorite 100 books to see if any of them appeal to you. Great way to start reading more.

Did you make a resolution to read more or to read better books? Maybe you're curious how some of us read over 200 books a year without feeling discouraged or burned out. Here are some tips to help you read more books.

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Share with us, what is your New Year's resolution this year and what are your favorite resources to help people achieve theirs? Happy New Year!

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