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Stop smoking, lose weight, get more exercise, get more sleep, have more fun, learn a new language, learn to dance, achieve world domination, read more books... What are your resolutions this year?

 

Good News for a Change: How Everyday People Are Helping the Planet

by David Suzuki & Holly Dressel

The litany of environmental bad news — rapid extinction of species, pollution, depleted food sources — can be overwhelming, but there's hope too. In this thoughtful look at what's happening behind...


365 Ways To Change the World: How to Make a Difference-- One Day at a Time

by Michael Norton

You want to make a difference in the world, but don't know where to begin. Now you can. Here is just the guide to lots of exciting ways that are more personal and fun than merely writing a check. For every day...


How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist: 330 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Home, Community, and World-at No Cost!

by Nicole Boles

Want to help make your community, your town-your world-a better place, but don't know where to begin? How To Be An Everyday Philanthropist shows you the way. A handbook, a resource guide, a call to action, and...


365 Yoga

by Julie Rappaport

An elegant and enlightening companion book for yoga practitioners.

This beautifully designed book invites readers to dis-cover the rich tradition of yoga through single pieces of wisdom-one for each day of...


Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 keys to a Healthier, Happier You

by Brant Secunda & Mark Allen

From setting appropriate goals for each type of fitness to learning how to feed both body and soul, this ground-breaking guide goes beyond the typical health mantras—eat right, exercise regularly, reduce stress—and...


Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen

by Anna Lapp? & Bryant Terry

In the past few years, organic food has moved out of the patchouli-scented aisles of hippie food co-ops and into three-quarters of conventional grocery stores. Concurrent with this growth has been increased...


50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius

by Jamil Shariff

50 Ways to Be a Green Evil Genius!

Who knew being environmentally conscious would ever be considered evil? With 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius, you'll have wicked fun while reducing your impact on the...


The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb: 400 Thrifty Tips for Saving Money, Time, and Resources as You Garden

by RhondaMassingham Hart

Now gardeners don’t have to choose between frugal and fantastic! In The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb, Rhonda Massingham Hart provides practical, time-tested solutions that will stretch your dollar farther than you...


The Urban Biking Handbook: The DIY Guide to Building, Rebuilding, Tinkering with, and Repairing Your Bicycle for City Living

by Charles Haine

Ever wanted to take a bicycle vacation? Go on a bike date? Convert your beater into a fixie? Or are you just curious about the anthropology of urban cycling culture? The Urban Biking Handbook teaches you the...


The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning

by Karyn Siegel-Maier

You don't need to pay a fortune for expensive "green" commercial cleaning products. It's easy and inexpensive to mix up effective, nontoxic alternatives using basic kitchen staples — baking soda, vinegar,...


The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World: How to Turn Your Good Intentions into Actions that Make a Difference

by Idealist.org

From the world?s largest nonprofit networking website?a resource that gives readers the tools they need to make a difference.

Part career guide, part activist?s handbook, The Idealist.org Handbook to Building...


Renewable Energy for Your Home: Using Off-Grid Energy to Reduce Your Footprint, Lower Your Bills and be More Self-Sufficient

by Alan Bridgewater & Gill Bridgewater

Global warming. Rising fuel prices. Dependency on foreign energy. Never have so many Americans been more motivated to invest in renewable energy right in their residence. Leaving the technical jargon and contractor's...


A Field Guide to Buying Organic

by Luddene Perry & Dan Schultz

The definitive guide to healthful, affordable food shopping in the Organic Age—from a pioneer in the organic movement

What does it really mean when a food is labeled organic? While many of us believe there...


Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss

by Joel Fuhrman & MD, Mehmet Oz

Hailed a "medical breakthrough" by Dr. Mehmet Oz, EAT TO LIVE offers a highly effective, scientifically proven way to lose weight quickly. The key to Dr. Joel Fuhrman's revolutionary six-week plan is simple:...


The Circle of Simplicity

by Cecile Andrews

For a growing number of people, simplicity has been a path to experience the joy in life, to cherish its richness and vitality.It strips away the burdens of our daily lives so that we are left with exhilaration,...


Every Woman's Yoga: How to Incorporate Strength, Flexibility, and Balance into Your Life

by Jaime Stover Edd, Cma Schmitt

Yoga truly is for every woman. Its therapeutic and healing powers are vast— its benefits range from strengthening and toning to stress and pain relief, from childbirth preparation to easing through the menopause...


How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight

by The American Lung Association

Do you rely on smoking to keep your weight in check?

Are you afraid to quit smoking because you're worried about gaining weight?

Have you gained weight after quitting smoking...and gone back to smoking with hopes...


Ellie Herman's Pilates Workbook on the Ball: Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide

by Ellie Herman

FOLLOW THE STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS IN THIS BOOK TO QUICKLY AND EASILY LEARN OVER 50 PILATES-BASED MOVEMENTS PERFORMED ON THE EXERCISE BALL

Specially designed by San Francisco—based Pilates expert Ellie Herman for...


Spartan Warrior Workout: Get Action Movie Ripped in 30 Days

by Dave Randolph

DO YOU HAVE THE STRENGTH--TO STOP AN ENTIRE ARMY?

In just one month, the high-intensity workouts in this book can give you the jaw-dropping physique of history's greatest soldiers. Spartan Warrior Workout takes...


The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster

by Bernie Carr & Evan Wondolowski

BE PREPARED

BE SAFE

From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you can’t escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home town — but you...


The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What You Should Eat and Why

by Jonny Bowden

A complete guide to the healthiest foods you can eat - and how to cook them!

Why get your nutrients from expensive supplements when you can enjoy delicious, nourishing foods instead? From almonds to yucca, readers...


Be a Better Runner: Real World, Scientifically-proven Training Techniques that Will Dramatically Improve Your Speed, End

by Sally Edwards & Carl Foster

Written by marathoner and Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee, Sally Edwards, Be A Better Runner addresses every possible concern from posture and form to nutrition, footwear and race strategy. You'll learn how...


Power-up Pilates: Power and poise for daily life

by Steve Shipside

Fitness specialist Steve Shipside shows you how to get the most out of your Pilates, whether you're a lady who lunches or a recouperating rugby player! Steve's Pilates starts with the meeting of belly button...


Get Wet, Get Fit: The Complete Guide to Getting a Swimmer's Body

by Megan Quann Jendrick & Nathan Jendrick

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Megan Quann Jendrick and her husband and personal trainer offer a complete training regimen -- including a diet program -- that will enable everyone to achieve the body of their...


Barefoot Running: How to Run Light and Free by Getting in Touch with the Earth

by Michael Sandler & Jessica Lee

   How could something we have for free—our bare feet—be better for running than $150 shoes? The truth is that running in shoes is high-impact, unstable, and inflexible. Shoes promote a heel-centric ground...


Walking Your Blues Away: How to Heal the Mind and Create Emotional Well-Being

by Thom Hartmann

HEALTH / HEALING ""This book is a prescription for mental wellness that has no bad side effects. Walking, like drawing, is a human activity that calms the brain and induces insight. . . . Buy several copies--you'll...


The Lean Look: Burn Fat, Tone Muscles, and Transform Your Body in Twelve Weeks Using the Secrets of Professional Athletes

by Paul Goldberg & Matthew Fitzgerald

Achieve the lean, fit look of a professional athlete in just twelve weeks with this straightforward fitness plan.

New studies are confirming what Paul Goldberg has already observed in his high-profile clients:...


Walk Yourself Well: Eliminate Back, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, and Other Structural Pain Forever-Without Surgery or Drugs

by Sherry P.T. Brourman & Randy Rodman

Sherry Brourman P.T. E-RYT, a physical therapist specializing in gait, teaches her straightforward, and innovative system for balancing the body, and eliminating structural pain. Walk Yourself Well is written...


Wii Fitness for Dummies

by Bill Loguidice & Christina Loguidice

A fun and friendly guide to enjoying the benefits of video games with actual fitness results!

Lose weight, find serenity, and tone your muscles while playing a video game? It's almost too good to be true! Yet,...


Chill Out and Get Healthy: Live Clean to Be Strong and Stay Sexy

by Raupp M.S., L.Ac., Aimee E.

A no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is guide for women who need to get a grip on their health-now!

Aimee Raupp, a practitioner of traditional Oriental medicine, provides women with the tools to stress less, look...


Dirty Russian: Everyday Slang from

by Erin Coyne & Igor Fisun

GET D!RTY

Next time you’re traveling or just chattin’ in Russia with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including:

• Cool slang

• Funny...


Dirty French: Everyday Slang from

by Adrien Clautrier

GET D!RTY

Next time you’re traveling or just chattin’ in French with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including:

•Cool slang

•Funny insults...


Dirty Spanish

by Juan Caballero

GET D!RTY

Next time you’re traveling or just chattin’ in Spanish with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including:

•Cool slang

•Funny...


Surf's Up: The Girl's Guide to Surfing

by Louise Southerden

CATCH THE WAVE

Have you always thought surfing looks like so much fun but lacked the confidence to try it? Do you dream of having sun-bleached hair and surf-toned arms? Maybe you’d like to join those surfers...


Move a Little, Lose a Lot: New N.E.A.T. Science Reveals How to Be Thinner, Happier, and Smarter

by James Md Levine & Selene Yeager

Escape Your Desk Sentence!

Dr. James Levine, one of the country’s top specialists in obesity, says America suffers from “sitting disease.” We spend nearly ten to fifteen hours of our day sitting–in cars,...


Fit in 15: 15-Minute Morning Workouts That Balance Cardio, Strength and Flexibility

by Steve Stiefel

People buy exercise equipment, join gyms, and sign up for classes, but they still don't exercise. They simply can't find the time. So author Steve Stiefel has developed a totally unique, full-body fitness program...


Dirty Czech: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!"

by Martin Blaha

GET D!RTY

Next time you're traveling or just chattin' in Czech with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including:

• Cool slang

• Funny insults...


Everything Running Book

by Art Liberman

Sure, running sounds easy enough. But a good running program involves more than just buying a pair of new sneakers and hitting the pavement. From gentle jogs to intense marathons, this guide will help you to...


101 Ways to Workout on the Ball

by Elizabeth Gillies

A full-color photographic book with 101 different moves you can do with an exercise ball. Exercise balls are cropping up in gyms all over the world, are sold in places like Kmart and Target, and are becoming...


101 Cycling Workouts: Improve Your Cycling Ability While Adding Variety to Your Training Program

by David Ertl

Whether you are a recreational cyclist, a bicycle racer or a triathlete, 101 Cycling Workouts is a must-have guide to help take your cycling to a new level. Rejuvenate and refresh your cycling training with...


Stop Smoking for Good: Forget the Patch, the Gum, and the Excuses with Dr. Prasad's Proven Program for

by Balasa Prasad & Catherine Whitney

Why do most people who try to quit smoking fail-even with the help of the nicotine patch, gum, medications, hypnotism, or other state-of-the-art aids? In his radical approach to conquering the smoking habit,...


Italian DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition

by Marcel Danesi

Lick your Italian-language problems with DeMYSTiFieD!

Want to get into Italian but don't know where to start? No problem! Italian DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will help you say arrivederci to your fears of learning...


Learn Spanish! A Christmas Carol: Dual Language Reader (English/Spanish)

by Charles Dickens, Luis Barthe Don & Bradley Jason

As opposed to memorizing Spanish phrases or forcing yourself to get through another dry Spanish grammar or verb manual, this Dual Language Reader ("DLR") will keep you excited to get to the next page! This compilation...


Perfect Phrases in Spanish for Confident Travel to Mexico: The No Faux-Pas Phrasebook for the Perfect Trip

by Eric Vogt

More than your average phrasebook, this portable title shows you how to be a well-mannered visitor and speak the local language in the correct context

Any phrasebook can give you a line listing of essential...


Must-Know Italian: 4,000 Words That Give You the Power to Communicate

by Daniela Gobetti

Your search for the right word in Italian is over.

Stop hunting blindly through ordinary bilingual dictionaries! With 4,000 words, Must-Know Italian gives you the power to be understood in any situation.

You'll...


German Demystified

by Ed Swick

Take the angst out of learning German

Interested in learning to speak German but can't tell the difference between a strudel and a schnauzer? No need to feel intimidated! With German Demystified you'll develop...


DIY Spanish : Top 12 Tools for Speaking Spanish

by Mark Rhea

The right tool for the task of speaking Spanish, minimizing the fluff and filler

When you want to get a job done right, you do it yourself. With DIY Spanish, you can build your Spanish language skills on your...


The Red-Hot Book of Spanish Slang: 5,000 Expressions to Spice Up Your Spainsh

by Mary McVey Gill & Brenda Wegmann

Don't sound like una momia--add a little sizzle to your Spanish!

If someone called you tragaldabas would you be insulted or flattered? If you shouted ¡Mota! in the street, would you expected to get a cab or...


Heft on Wheels: A Field Guide to Doing a 180

by Mike Magnuson

A few years ago, the closest Mike Magnuson thought he would get to participating in a sporting event was sitting in the local bar, slamming pitchers of beer and watching the NFL playoffs on TV. He was thirty-eight...


Learn French In A Hurry

by Laura Lawless

Sure, you can blurt out Merci! and Oui! Oui! and Garcon! as well as the next tourist, but in truth your French lacks a certain je ne sais quoi. That just won't do if you're touring the City of Light or sunning...


The Best Life Diet Revised and Updated

by Bob Greene

From the bestselling author of Get With the Program! and Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover comes The Best Life Diet, a lifetime plan for losing weight and keeping it off. Bob Greene helped Oprah achieve her dramatic...


How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

by Arnold Bennett

You have to live on twenty-four hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul. Its right use, its most effective use, is a...


Every Body Does Yoga

by Lynn Eddy & Ali Lenehan

Synopsis: Lucy wants to go to her moms Yoga class but then learns that she doesn't need a class in order to do Yoga. Throughout the day, Lucy's mom points out when Lucy's body is in a Yoga pose. Lucy then sees...


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