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Break through your brick walls! Your family history research is humming along just fine–you've discovered a trove of old letters here, a census and a birth certificate there. Then something genealogists call a brick wall stops you cold: You can't find the record you need. Your great-grandmother's maiden name eludes you. You don't know where your immigrant ancestor was born. Now you can meet those obstacles with the advice in 101 Brick Wall Busters: Solutions to Overcome Your Genealogical Challenges. This compilation of Family Tree Magazine experts' answers to readers' toughest questions offers solutions for beginning and veteran genealogists. You'll learn strategies and discover new resources for tracing missing ancestors, finding the right records, researching in the old country and more. And you can use our exclusive Records Checklist and Brick Wall Worksheet to formulate your plan of attack. 101 Brick Wall Busters is your secret weapon for getting over, around, under and through obstacles in your family history search. Includes Brick Wall Busters on: Research Strategies Pinpointing Places Unpuzzling Names Organizing Your Research Online Genealogy Burned Records Occupations Kinship Finding Women Genetic Genealogy International Research Computerless Research Records Birth, Marriage and DeathCemetery Census City DirectoriesImmigration Military NewspapersOrganizations, Institutions and Occupations Tax Wills Ethnic Heritage ... and more!
No matter how good you look, how effective your resume, how perfectly you fit the job description, if you're not prepared with great answers to the tough interview questions, you won't get the job. For years, interviewees have relied on Ron Fry's 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions. In fact, more than 500,000 people have used the prior editions to help them develop their interview techniques...to help them understand exactly what the interviewer is getting at with each and every question he or she asks. This brand-new Fourth Edition of 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions is thoroughly updated to reflect the realities of today's job market. You can still expect to be asked to tell a little bit about yourself, but you should also be able to talk coherently about your experience with the Internet and with the latest software. Ron Fry gives you a preview of the questions you're most likely to face during an interview and helps you prepare winning answers for each of them. The book begins with an overview of the interviewing process. Then, questions are grouped by chapter to cover the full range of possible interview topics- everything from "Why are you thinking of leaving your current job?" to "When can you start?"
Congratulations! You're about to embark on an exciting adventure called parenthood. This collection of life lessons and wisdom will help you navigate the maze of tough decisions and difficult choices you are bound to face. You can keep your life balanced and purposeful simply by the choices you make. This little book offers practical, timeless advice on such topics as: Time Management Patience Faith Memories Laughter Hope Take to heart these simple messages, and your life will be blessed with happiness and peace.
In today's fast-paced world, our lives are full of ceaseless change. Whether it is a child going off to college, a loved one stricken with an illness, or conflict between friends or family members, many moments -- both joyful and sorrowful -- demand more from us than we can give. At those times, prayer can be the answer, if only we can find the right words. Now with this collection of beautiful prayers drawn directly from the Bible and eloquently interpreted for our lives today, we can take strength from the... From the Song of Solomon to the lamentations of Job to the Magnificat of Mary, this book shows how these sacred passages reflect actual human experience and can guide us to the right prayer at the right time. With every verse, the author compares the lives and times of biblical characters to real-life people today, revealing how each prayer can be applied to our lives. She also offers new, contemporary prayers along with each scriptural citation to help us find the wisdom and truth in these timeless words of supplication, adoration, thanksgiving, and celebration. Entertaining and enriching, full of insight into both biblical text and the spiritual challenge of modern life, 101 Most Powerful Prayers in the Bible has the warmth and insight of a fireside chat with a deep and trusted friend. At the same time, it is a guide to the true effectiveness of prayer and to the greatest human achievement of all: to be able to speak directly to God, and to hear Him speak back to us. Book jacket.
As a mother today, you're as likely as any dad to teach your kids how to pitch a tent, kick a soccer ball, or fix a broken bicycle chain. In a word, you're what your kids call "cool." But with your 24/7 schedule, you can always use extra help. That's why this book was written - to give you (or any dad, grandmother, or grandfather) more "Cool Mom secrets" to pass along to the next generation.Cool Mom secrets are solutions that work. They go straight to the heart of whatever problem a child might encounter to solve it quickly and effectively, no nonsense, no fuss. And at the same time the child is learning a handy new skill, he or she is also learning a deeper life lesson about perseverence, patience, honesty, or courage.Using Cool Mom secrets, you can teach a child...How to Use ChopsticksHow to Throw a Spiral PassHow to See Better in the DarkHow to "Catch" a Falling StarHow to Spin a Basketball on One FingerHow to Make the World's Best Caramel CornHow to Cruise on a SkateboardHow to Identify a Poisonous SpiderHow to Hang a Spoon on Your NoseHow to Crack an Egg with One HandHow to Weigh a Cloud...and 90 other ageless, practical lessons. Years later, whenever your child uses any of these skills, he or she will proudly say, "My mom taught me that." Now, is that cool, or what?
101 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE YOU GRADUATE encourages students who are getting out of high school or college to do more than just finish up papers and school projects. Part of getting an education is learning to live life to the fullest. Readers will be reminded that life will change dramatically once they're out of school, so the time to pursue adventure is right now. The book is chock-full of fun, practical, and spiritual suggestions to help readers seize the moment every day, including:- Laugh a lot- Eat ice cream for breakfast- Write a mission statement for your life- Become the answer to someone's prayer--and ninety-seven more! Students can live life richly, experiencing the excitement God has planned for them moment by moment.
Because the end of your work life doesn't have to mean the end of your life. Retirement doesn't have to mark a solitary or dull lifestyle. Whether you are retired already or preparing for the transition, 101 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE YOU RETIRE will inspire you with 101 unique and creative ideas to get more out of life than just punching a clock. This book will show readers how to live life to the max and challenge them to experience the adventure God has planned for their lives, moment by moment. Who says your career is the defining element of your life?
Scripture offers women guidance for winning the heart of the man she loves. This book is based both on Scripture and interviews with men of all ages, races, and backgrounds. The author reveals 101 powerful tips for attracting the right man for you, a man of quality, integrity, and who appeals to your senses too.
101 Ways to Make Every Second Count goes beyond the usual time-management books to bring you a broad range of strategies and tactics for more success with less stress...for getting more done in less time. You'll learn how to maximize your time by setting priorities, creating useful schedules, and overcoming procrastination. Robert Ely describes how proper diet, exercise, and sleep-or lack thereof-affect our energy levels. And how using the latest technology allows us to manage information and to communicate more efficiently and effectively.
You may have the most outstanding business, product, idea or talent in the world, but in order to be successful, you have to let the world know about it. Raleigh Pinskey offers you a crash course on how to get the attention you need.
Straightforward, easy-to-learn precautions, to help protect oneself from crime.
[from the back cover] "No more midnight snacks ... no more morning regrets. Just about every diet expert will tell you to stop eating after the dinner dishes are washed and put away. The problem is they don't tell you how. How, exactly, do you resist those overwhelming urges for desserts, snacks, and midnight munchies? There are at least 101 ways--and you'll find them in this simple, practical no-nonsense guide to healthy eating and weight-loss success. You'll find everything from quick tricks (like brushing your teeth) to surprising projects (like starting that novel you've been thinking about writing)--plus a special section on what to do "If You Have to Have It," filled with advice on the smartest low-calorie late-night treats. You can change your habits ...and change your life. All you have to do is shut that fridge--and open this book! ALSO INCLUDES SPECIAL IDEAS FOR LESS-FATTENING, MORE-FILLING EVENING MEALS."
The secret of this workout is "dynamic tension." By using only one set of three-pound dumbbells (hand-held weights) you create your own resistance by flexing and using dynamic tension. Thousands of women have written to me that they have achieved a tight, toned body with this 12-minute a day time investment. Perhaps the most important aspect of this book is its ability to force you to keep your workout and diet up on vacation, on business trips, and when visiting , any time you're away from home. It shows you how to eat around the most impossible home, hotel or business menu. You can do the workout with no weights while traveling by just doing the moves and using the tension.
Whether you're a seasoned professional or a recent graduate, a job search can take many months. Now, in 150 Jobs You Can Start Today, Deborah Jacobson reveals 150 ways you can take charge of your career, start making money, and put your unique skills and talents to work--right now. From Real Estate Appraiser to Wedding Planner, these flexible, off-the-beaten-path professions can be tailored to suit your personality and schedule, whether you're looking to bridge the gap between jobs, launch a new career, pay your way through school, or simply make some extra cash. Each job profiled includes a detailed overview of the necessary skills, expected salary or income, real-world benefits and pitfalls, and easy-to-use resources for getting started. The ultimate handbook for today's economy,150 Jobs You Can Start Today gives you everything you need to beat the job market and fuel your own prosperity and success. Massage Therapist * Wedding Planner * Apartment Manager * Real Estate Appraiser * Private Tutor * Web Designer * Seasonal Tax Accountant * Party Promoter * Personal Shopper * Focus Group Organizer * Home Clothing Sales * Music Teacher * Start Your Own 900 Number * Catering * Artist's Model * Telemarketing * Cruise Ship Entertainer * Personal Assistant * Script Reader * Web Page Designer * Yoga Teacher * House Painter * Personal Trainer * Home Remodeler * Sports Referee * City Tour Guide * Traffic School Teacher * Pet Care * Professional Companion * Proofreader and many more.
The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About Using Nutrition, Exercise, Supplements, Stress Relief, and Personal Empowerment to Stay Energized All Dayby Jonny Bowden
The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy shows anyone how to get more energy out of their body--naturally. Nationally known health expert Jonny Bowden presents small changes anyone can implement up front for big energy--such as what to eat for all-day endurance, when to time a workout for the biggest brain boost, or how working with (or against) natural light cycles can make your sleep restorative or slump-inducing. Energy starts with attitude-readers will learn how to think like a high-energy person and use breathing techniques, meditation, and exercise to bust stress, beat fatigue, and boost stamina. Readers learn how physical factors such as toxins, eating patterns, and nutritional deficiencies can sabotage strength-and how they can be corrected with proper diet and supplements.The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy gives readers a complete program to go from exhausted to energized.
The author describes the seven qualities that make students who achieve a perfect SAT score stand out. He bases these claims on interviews with students, responses from parents, and College Board data. During his research, Fischgrund asked students about how much time they spend working, reading, watching TV, etc. His conclusions support some of the commonly-accepted thinking about what makes a teen "smart," but he disproves many beliefs as well.
There are 168 hours in a week, and Vanderkam presents a new approach to getting the most out of them. She draws on her own experience and the stories of other successful people who have fulfilled their goals why allocating their time accordingly.
Where can a person go to learn how to become a better team player? Your choices are definitely limited. John C. Maxwell takes the pain out of knowing what makes a team tick. If you want to have a better team, you have to develop better players. Great team players, like great teams, are formed from the inside out.The qualities Maxwell teaches quickly take you to the heart of teamwork. Anybody can understand them and apply them -- whether at home, on the job, at church, or on the ball field. If you learn the 17 essential qualities of a team player, you can become the kind of person every team wants. If everyone on your team does it, there will be no holding you back.
Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it "chemistry"? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build-or rebuild-your team? In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expert and New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in your business,family, church, or organization. In his practical, down-to-earth style, Dr.Maxwell shows how: The Law of High Morale inspired a 50 year-old man who couldn't even swim to train for the toughest triathlon in the world. The Law of the Big Picture prompted a former U.S. president to travel cross country by bus, sleep in a basement, and do manual labor. Playing by The Law of the Scoreboard enabled one Web-based company to keep growing and making money while thousands of other Internet businesses failed. Ignoring The Law of the Price Tag caused one of the world's largest retailers to close its doors after 128 years in business. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork will empower you-whether coach or player, teacher or student, CEO or non-profit volunteer-with the "how-tos" and attitudes for building a successful team. John C. Maxwell, known as America's expert on leadership, is a best-selling author and the founder of INJOY Stewardship Services, EQUIP, and Maximum Impact, dedicated to helping people reach their leadership potential.For more information, visit www.MaximumImpact.com.
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork has quickly become one of John Maxwell's bestselling books on leadership. Now, in this companion workbook, Dr. Maxwell provides a tool every person can use to adapt the 17 Laws to leadership at home, work, and church.
Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review columns (which is one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month), 18 MINUTES clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives. Bregman works from the premise that the best way to combat constant and distracting interruptions is to create productive distractions of one's own. Based upon a series of short bite-sized chapters, his approach allows us to safely navigate through the constant chatter of emails, text messages, phone calls, and endless meetings that prevent us from focusing our time on those things that are truly important to us. Mixing first-person insights along with unique case studies, Bregman sprinkles his charming book with pathways which help guide us -- pathways that can get us on the right trail in 18 minutes or less.
"This is the kind of practical knowledge that comes in handy all the time."<P> Doctor-approved treatments for everyday health problems, including coconut oil to relive sore gums, catnip to soothe anxiety, tennis balls to stop snoring, and vitamin C to prevent ulcers.<P> The 100-plus health conditions that were selected for this book are absolutely appropriate for you and your family members to treat with home remedies, either by themselves or alongside conventional medical treatment. They focus on things that are practical, convenient, and ultimately doable.
Think you're out of ideas for romance? Think again! With this completely revised and updated edition by your side, you can tap into even more passion, pleasure, and romance than ever before. With 2,002 Romantic Ideas, you'll make every moment count--from simple and sweet surprises to ideas adventurous and exotic enough to spice up any encounter. Complete with tips, romantic quotations, and romance rules that are sure to liven up your love life, this essential guide helps you bring romance into your life--every day of the year!
Tired of your humdrum workday routine? Looking for a new an exciting career path that allows you to be your own boss and make your own rules? The 200 Best Home Businesses is the book for you. This completed revised and update 2nd edition profiles 200 of the best and most profitable businesses that you can run from your home Inside, you'll find jobs for your every interest, from Computer Programmer to Personal Chef. Each business profile provides you with all of the information you need to choose the business that's right for you: The pros and cons of each business; Estimated start up costs; Skills needed; Advertising tips; Expert advice from home business entrepreneurs. No matter what your interest or level of experience, you can take charge of your life, tap into your unique background and talents, and build a solid career for the future. The 200 Best Home Businesss, 2nd Edition shows you how!
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