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Self-Improvement: Books for a New Start

Check out these gift ideas for your friend who’s always on a health kick, learning to meditate, or getting productive.  Share new self-improvement books for everyone: from home organization to healthy eating.

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    You Are a Badass Every Day

    For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing towards badassery, You Are a Badass Every Day is the companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty, and driven.

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    Queer Eye

    From the Fab Five–the beloved hosts of Netflix’s viral hit Queer Eye–comes a book that is at once a behind-the-scenes exclusive, a practical guide to living and celebrating your best life, and a symbol of hope.

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    The Minimalist Home

    A popular minimalist blogger and author of The More of Less shows you how to methodically turn your home into a place of peace, contentment, and purposeful living.

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    Run for Your Life

    The result of more than three decades of study, practice, and science that shows us how easy it is to run efficiently and injury-free, whether you’re in your twenties, sixties, or seventies–for beginning runners and experienced marathoners.

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    Bella Figura

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    Now updated with new research, the book that has changed millions of lives with its insights into the growth mindset. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own.

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    The Bullet Journal Method

    The long-awaited first book by the founder of the enormously popular Bullet Journal® organizational system. Carroll wrote this book for frustrated list-makers, overwhelmed multitaskers, and creatives who need some structure.

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    Atomic Habits

    James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

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    Do One Thing Every Day Together

    The newest journal in the Do One Thing Every Day series is the perfect prompted journal for duos of all kinds to unwind, unplug, and spend time together.

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    Gmorning, Gnight!

    From the creator and star of Hamilton, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.

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    Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

    Too busy to meditate? Can’t turn off your brain? Curious about mindfulness but more comfortable in the gym? This book is for you.

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    What If This Were Enough?

    By the acclaimed critic, memoirist, and advice columnist behind the popular “Ask Polly,” an impassioned collection tackling our obsession with self-improvement and urging readers to embrace the imperfections of the everyday.

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    A funny, fact-driven, and illustrated field guide to how to live a feminist life in today’s world, from the hosts of the hit Unladylike podcast.

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    Almost Everything

    From Anne Lamott, the New York Times-bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives.

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    The Laws of Human Nature

    From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you.

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    Find Your Voice: A Guided Poetry Journal for Your Heart and Your Art

    From Pakistani poet and Instagram darling Noor Unnahar comes a journal that encourages writers to explore their inner poet, through a variety of evocative and thought-provoking prompts, using Noor’s captivating voice as a guide.

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    God Is Young

    Pope Francis examines the role of millennials in the future of the Catholic Church in this urgent call to believers of all generations to work together to build a better world.

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    Love for Imperfect Things

    What if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our own oxygen first before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world around us.

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    A Really Good Day

    The true story of how a renowned writer’s struggle with mood storms led her to try a remedy as drastic as it is forbidden: microdoses of LSD. Her fascinating journey provides a window into one family and the complex world of a once-infamous drug seen through new eyes.

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    My Reading Journal

    This beautifully designed flexi-bind journal with cream-colored paper is perfect for keeping by the bedside or toting along to book club meetings. Dated and lined pages allow you to use the journal however you wish, and reading lists in the back offer dozens of esteemed award winners and notable novels to add to your queue.

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    I’ve Been Thinking . . .

    A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be.

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    In this astonishing and transformative meditation, Erling Kagge, famed Norwegian explorer and the first person to reach the South Pole alone, explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create.

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