You can’t stand resolutions, right? Yeah, we know. But we here at OTS make them, too. Kevin is going to read the 109 titles on his bookshelves at home (follow our Facebook feed to see how he does). Allison is going to paint 365 paintings in 2015, and she says “it doesn’t at all matter if each and every one suck.” And Caitlin is tackling what she calls “The Stack of 1,000 Page Books” (War and Peace, Parallel Stories) on her own shelves.
In this spirit, we have some titles which stand the test of time as we seek help keeping our resolutions. These authorities in health, diet, relationships, money, love, organization, and whatever else we want this glorious new year are going to help us get after it in 2015. So dig in, and nail those resolutions with us!
A short, illustrated book of simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy life, from the bestselling author of The End of Illness.
Written in the mid-1990s, psychologist John Gottman offers insight on what makes a marriage last. Time hasn't weakened much of anything here. You'll come to understand that more sex doesn't necessarily improve a marriage, frequent arguing will not lead to divorce, financial problems do not always spell trouble in a relationship, and so on. Dr. Gottman teaches you how to recognize attitudes that doom a marriage and provides practical advice that will help you understand and make the most of your relationship.
A book before a movie, He’s Just Not That Into You is Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo’s guide to relationships. Reexamining typical mindsets and analyzing common scenarios, the two dole out the tough love so that women can stop making excuses for a person who might not even be interested and go find the one who is.
Suze Orman rules. We mean it. She GIVES IT to you, and she helps you tackle the emotional issues within your personal finances. And we've been nerding out with her ever since around 401(k)s, paying off debt and saving.
Who doesn't love a good New Year's Purging of ALL THE STUFF in The Basement/Storage Room/Bedroom Closet? We recommend this book often, and we've reviewed it before. It's an excellent place to start, and Peter Walsh knows how to get in your head and how to get things organized.
The grand-daddy of self-help books, originally created by the great American philanthropist Dale Carnegie, has been updated to include online profiles, messaging, blogging strategy, and everything digital. Definitely one to get if you're just plain interested in being less socially awkward and putting your best foot forward.
This title introduces a 17-day regimen which moves in four cycles. It's a lifestyle change, not just a diet, and all you have to do is believe you can do it. This was a surprise bestseller only a few years ago, and it has given folks a new way to look at food and eating.
Murakami is known for some pretty outstanding art and writing, but his memoir on running and the creative process will get you thinking about getting fit (and running in general) in a whole new way.