10 Books to Help You Change Your Life

Whether you’re thinking mini-makeover or a huge overhaul, get your inspiration here 

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287 Secrets of Reinventing Your Life

by More magazine editors and Dana Hudepohl

With chapters like “Tapping Your Creativity,” “Discovering Your Business Sense” and “Seeking Adventure,” this compilation of real-women stories serves as a one-stop guide to success in many different arenas.

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Investing for Dummies

by Eric Tyson


Whether you’re a novice or you simply want to reassess your current portfolio, Tyson’s all-encompassing, easily-understood how-to will help you whip your finances into shape.

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How to Retire Overseas: Everything You Need to Know to Live Well (for Less) Abroad

by Katherine Peddicord


As the founder of Live and Invest Overseas, a company dedicated to helping families find new homes abroad, Katherine Peddicord offers advice on how to retire smart in a foreign locale.

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Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at Any Age

by Vonda Wright, M.D., Ruth Winter and Nolan Ryan


Avoiding injury, keeping energy levels up and balancing an exercise routine and a career are all issues that become more pressing as we age. Maintain your fitness and avoid injury with actionable tips from these experts.

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How to Shop for Free: Shopping Secrets for Smart Women Who Love to Get Something for Nothing

by Kathy Spencer and Samantha Rose


Getting a good deal will never go out of style, so smarten up on the most effective ways to snag major discounts on everything including groceries and clothing.

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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

by Dalai Lama


Who better to teach us how to be happy than the Dalai Lama? In this book, he doles out spiritual counsel on everyday matters like family life, career and relationships.

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Smart Women Take Risks: 6 Steps for Conquering Your Fears and Making the Leap to Success

by Helene Lerner


If you’re used to playing it safe, you might benefit from taking a smart, calculated risk. Lerner guides us, step by step, towards getting comfortable not with blind leaps of faith but with thoughtful risks that have the potential to create positive change 

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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg


When the COO of Facebook offers career advice, we listen. Sandberg’s ideas on how women can achieve more leadership roles in the workplace will inspire you to “sit at the table” and take control of your professional future.

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The Alchemist

by Paulo Coehlo


Through the lens of a young boy setting out on a journey, Coehlo teaches us the importance of creating your own path to self-discovery and trusting in your convictions.

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The Tao of Martha: My Year of Living; Or, Why I’m Never Getting All That Glitter Off of the Dog

by Jen Lancaster


Lancaster challenged herself to live like Martha Stewart for a year, which for her meant less chaotic closets, ladylike hobbies like knitting and getting all the stains out of her workout clothes for once. Her candid account of her year in training will give you perspective on your life—and a good laugh.

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