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What’s Your Resolution?

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team,
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January is the month for resolutions; making them, revising them, and keeping them.

Resolution is defined as a firm decision to do, or not to do something, the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter. It means having resolve, determination, perseverance, tenacity, strength, fortitude.

Is that what we are doing when we make our New Year's resolutions? Resolving? Is it like a bucket list? Are we bucketing?

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Crossing Wheel of Fortune off my bucket list

The bucket list is defined as a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have, or accomplish before they croak. A resolution is usually something you want to start or stop within the month or year, not a lifetime... though that can be something to aspire to.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. According to Pew research and other statistical data sites, the top resolutions on people’s lists are getting healthy/losing weight, spending less/saving more, getting organized, taking up new hobbies, living life to the fullest and to this librarian's relief, reading more.

The Los Angeles Public Library can help you with not just reading more, but all the things!

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So, whether it's learning a new language, new computer program, or new career, we've got you covered.

Below is a small list of some new titles to help you with your resolutions, and your bucket list too.

Clean Skin from Within: The Spa Doctor's 2-Week Program to Glowing, Naturally Youthful Skin
Cates, Trevor.

Pretty Intense: The 90-Day Mind, Body and Food Plan That Will Absolutely Change Your Life!
Patrick, Danica, 1982-

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
Greger, Michael,

Close to OM: Stretching Yoga from Your Mat to Your Life
Marcum, Andrea.

Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen
Sims, Steve (Entrepreneur),

Get Smart!: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field
Tracy, Brian,

Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously
Green, David, 1941 November 13-

Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and Travelers in the Woods
Kephart, Horace, 1862-1931.

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book
Harris, Dan, 1971-

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Pink, Daniel H,

Soulful Simplicity : How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More
Carver, Courtney,

Do Big Things: The Simple Steps Teams Can Take to Mobilize Hearts and Minds, and Make an Epic Impact
Ross, Craig W.,

James Duigan's Blueprint for Health: Lose Weight and Feel Better in 14 Days
Duigan, James,

The Clarity Cleanse: 12 Steps to Finding Emotional Healing, Spiritual Fulfillment, and Renewed Energy
Sadeghi, Habib,