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Use eBooks and eAudiobooks to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions!

If you need help keeping your New Year’s Resolutions long after the celebrations have stopped, check out one of these eBooks or eAudiobooks on CloudLibrary, Hoopla, or rbDigital! Whether you’re looking to lose weight, eat better, learn an instrument, or just improve your morning routine, the library has thousands of titles at your disposal. Here are just a few examples of eBooks and eAudiobooks you can check our right now with your library card:

Decluttering Your Home

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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking
(eAudio, CloudLibrary)

“‘Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight…’

You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right.

Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress.”

Eating Better

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EatingWell Magazine
(eMagazine, rbDigital)

“What’s for dinner? Is it healthy? Is it easy? If you ask these questions, Eating Well is for you. The magazine “Where Good Taste Meets Good Health,” Eating Well delivers the information and inspiration you need to make healthy eating a way of life with great, easy recipes (most take 45 minutes or less), the latest nutrition science, gorgeous photos and crisp, evocative prose.” -rbDigital

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The SkinnyTaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor by Gina Homolka
(eBook, rbDigital)

The Skinnytaste Cookbook features 150 amazing recipes: 125 all-new dishes and 25 must-have favorites. As a busy mother of two, Gina started Skinnytaste when she wanted to lose a few pounds herself. She turned to Weight Watchers for help and liked the program but struggled to find enough tempting recipes to help her stay on track. Instead, she started “skinny-fying” her favorite meals so that she could eat happily while losing weight.

With 100 stunning photographs and detailed nutritional information for every recipe, The Skinnytaste Cookbook is an incredible resource of fulfilling, joy-inducing meals that every home cook will love.”


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Losing Weight by Cristy Hyman
(eAudio, Hoopla)

“In this book, Losing Weight: The Ultimate Guide to Improve Your Appearance and Enjoy A Better Life, you will find all the information you’ll ever need, to get your weight under control, with chapters on:
• Weight Loss Resolutions Basics
• Use Walks
• Use Fruits Rich in Vitamin C
• Switch Out Trans Fat For Healthier Fats
• Reprogram Your Mind about Portion Sizes
• Change Your Mind about Salt and Use Fresh Herbs
• Change Your View about Whole Grains
• Don’t Forget the Water
• Use Affirmations to Stay on Course
• The Benefits of Maintaining A Healthy Weight.

With this information you can now start to plan your weight loss program in a rounded and methodical way that will give you great results and make you a lot happier.”

Learning to Play an Instrument

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How to Play the Piano by James Rhodes
(eBook, Hoopla)

“A witty, easy-to-read guide that enables anyone to master one of Bach’s most beautiful preludes-in 6 weeks!-even if they’ve never touched a piano before Acclaimed concert pianist James Rhodes has translated his genius to the page so that anyone with access to a piano and 45 spare minutes each day can master Bach’s “Prelude No. 1 in C Major” in six weeks . . . even if they have no musical experience! How to Play the Piano breaks down everything aspiring pianists need to know. Dividing Bach’s prelude from The Well-Tempered Clavier into short segments, the book teaches the basics of piano step by step-the treble and bass clefs, sharp and flat notes, how to practice-in a way that encourages personal interpretation, soothes the mind, and unleashes creativity. How to Play the Piano doesn’t just culminate in a reader’s ability to perform one of Bach’s most beloved masterpieces; it teaches a skill to enjoy one’s whole life long.”


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Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World by Admiral William H McRaven (Ret)
(eBook, CloudLibrary)

“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university’s slogan, “What starts here changes the world,” he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.

Admiral McRaven’s original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life’s darkest moments.”

In order to use CloudLibrary, Hoopla, or rbDigital, you will need to know your library card number and PIN, and you will need to have a working email address. To start exploring our digital reading apps, please click here.

If you have any questions about our apps, your library card information, or anything else, please call the Reference Desk at 732-873-8700 ext. 111, or leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading!
-George, FTPL

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