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Muslim convert Christine Huda Dodge possesses a unique foot-in-each-world perspective on Islam. With her comprehension of Islam and her understanding of the kinds of questions and issues that perplex Westerners, she is the perfect guide to: The life of Muhammad the Prophet The Qur'an and the Sunnah The five pillars of practice Muslim daily life Women and Islam This guide is ideal for casual readers and students alike. Authoritative, accessible, detailed, and celebratory, it covers everything from basic beliefs and practices to the Islamic influences on Western civilization.
From irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to heartburn, gastrointestinal conditions are epidemic today. Luckily, with the right knowledge and care, sufferers can successfully manage their symptoms--and feel better. This book is the essential guide for those dealing with any number of digestive health problems, including diverticulitis, constipation, acid reflux, and others. With this book sufferers learn how to: Choose a specialist Understand their diagnosis Manage medications Select vitamin and herb supplements Avoid foods that exacerbate their condition, while still getting the nutrients they need Prepare recipes for delicious foods that are easy on the digestive tract This book includes prescriptive information to reassure even the most discouraged patient. It's the first step toward a comfortable, confident, and healthy new life.
Millions of television and movie viewers have shown that Americans continue to be fascinated by the remarkable--and often sordid--world of the Mafia. This book takes you beyond fiction and tabloid accounts and relates the true-life accounts of all the major players in the American Mafia. From Al Capone to John Gotti, you will come away with a better understanding of America's most notorious crime families. This book features colorful information on: The Sicilian Mafia The "First Family" of the American Mafia The "real" Untouchables The mob and politicians The five New York families Packed full of up-to-date gangster information, this guide will satisfy even the most ardent true-crime enthusiasts.
North against South. Grant versus Lee. Brother against brother. The Civil War split the nation into two warring parties and shaped American history and culture dramatically. This book provides a complete survey of the war's major events, including: Profiles of the Civil War's great leaders The struggle for African-American freedom Military strategy and weaponry Landmark historical documents like the Gettysburg Address A detailed Civil War timeline The heroic--and tragic--stories of the Civil War come alive in this extraordinary retelling, combining a compelling historical commentary with fascinating insights into the most prominent characters of that era.
Beat the blues with St. John's Wort. Improve your memory with ginseng.Calm down with chamomile.People have used herbs and other plants for thousands of years to improve health and vitality. This practical guide reveals the timeless healing power of the best herbs and natural remedies available today. You learn how to strengthen immunity, ease hormonal mood swings, and treat such common ailments and conditions as:Aches and painsAllergiesPsychological and emotional issuesDigestion problemsWith this guide, you have the information you need to enjoy a happier, healthier life!
More and more people are beginning to can and preserve, whether for health benefits or to save money. Complete with step-by-step instructions, recipes, and tips, this book is a must for beginning and experienced canners alike. With this book you will learn to: Preserve fresh foods by drying, freezing, canning, and pickling Find and use the tools needed to can and preserve foods at home Take safety precautions to prevent food contamination Can all-natural broths, soups, and stews Dry herbs and spices from the garden for year-round use Make festive food gifts--from jams and jellies to dressings and sauces In addition to a wealth of information and 100 great recipes, you will find a glossary of terms they can reference and an appendix of resources, including lists of products, books, and websites, to help you find everything you need to begin canning today!
Nothing is more adorable than a new puppy. But without the proper time spent training them, today's puppies can become tomorrow's nightmare hounds. This book teaches puppy owners all they need to know to successfully raise a puppy of any breed or background. Complete with black-and-white photos, owners will learn how to:Choose the best breed for their lifestyleHelp children and other pets acclimate to the new puppyPuppyproof the houseHousebreak and train the new puppyFeed and groom according to age and breedSolve common behavior problemsAlso includes detailed information on alternative health care options as well as exercises and advanced training techniques. This book has everything puppy owners need to ensure that their new puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-behaved dog.
Starting a relationship with a new person is always an adventure, and that adventure comes with extra thrills when your significant other is also a parent. Not only do you have to incorporate one new person into your life; you have to welcome that person's children too. This guide will teach new and future stepparents how to:Meet and build relationships with potential stepchildrenHandle situations involving the other biological parentInvolve stepchildren in the weddingBe an involved stepparent without overstepping boundariesMake tough decisions about money, education, and moreThis comprehensive resource covers dozens of different situations--from battling the wicked stepparent stereotype to mediating interactions between stepsiblings. Written by a licensed mental health counselor and experienced stepparent, this book will help future stepparents start off their new lives on the right foot.
Supplements. Acupuncture. Massage. These healthy measures aren't just for people anymore. This guide is the perfect solution for both dog owners who are new to the world of natural pet care and those who have already come to depend on natural options for their dogs. They will learn about all areas of dog care, including how to:Find a holistic veterinarian and use natural healing methods at homeChoose a natural, healthy diet and prevent obesityHandle parasites, allergies, and other issues without harsh toxic productsManage health conditions such as arthritis and gastrointestinal problemsGroom at home with natural products and practicesFrom discovering natural remedies growing in the herb garden to avoiding costly veterinary visits, this book offers readers all they need to ensure happy, healthy lives for their pet--without emptying their wallets.
Every newly married couple wants to beat the odds and make their marriage work. Unfortunately, 50 percent of first marriages and 65 percent of second marriages fail. Clearly, couples need guidance and support to keep their partnerships strong. In this guide married couple Stephen Martin and Victoria Costello offer information, tips, and advice to help readers:Recognize danger signs in a marriageCommunicate effectivelyHandle discussions about money, sex, kids, and other tough topicsKeep the passion aliveMaintain a sense of identity within a partnershipNavigate special situations, such as stepfamilies and cultural differencesWith the help of this concise book, couples can address problems before they become dealbreakers. From the stress of combining finances and raising kids to dealing with in-laws and blending families, there's a lot of pressure in a marriage. But all it takes is a little information and determination to make it work--and to make it last.
Most Americans don't have a will. They avoid estate planning because they don't want to think about death or they think it's too complicated. But this easy-to-follow guide takes the mystery out of the process. This book shows readers how easy it can be to plan for security and peace of mind. Readers learn how to write a will, create an estate plan, designate executors, choose trusts, reduce tax liabilities, and distribute their assets. Other features include:A glossary of legal termsAdvice for protecting families from creditorsGuidance for unmarried partnersThe important role of charitable giving in your estate planThis book provides sound advice for planning retirement and managing assets at any age and income level. It also includes completely new information on:Updated tax, IRA, and Roth detailsCharitable giving opportunities for reducing taxes and leaving a legacyInstruction for keeping plans up to date as the readers ageAn estate planning checklist
What do Martina Navratilova, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet have in common? They're all bridge fanatics! The card came is popular again--at home, online, and in schools. Whether readers are learning bridge from scratch or looking to improve their game, this book is the ultimate contract bridge manual. Bridge master Brent Manley takes you step by step from the rudiments of bidding to the more advanced principles of tournament play. You learn how to: Play a contract and keep score Gain confidence in competitive bidding Recognize good vs. bad leads Successfully communicate with their partners Win tricks more frequently This book provides readers with all the skills and tips they need to play this highly social and totally addicting card game! This edition includes completely new information on: Important bridge terminology Bidding accuracy and judgment Online bridge
Shadowpeople . . . cold spots . . . orbs . . . Ghosthunter Melissa Martin Ellis takes readers on an exciting high-tech journey into the supernatural world of haunted sites, restless souls, and messages from beyond the grave. Readers explore motion sensors, highly sensitive digital cameras, and so-called Ghost Telephones, as well as the supernatural phenomena themselves, including: PoltergeistsElectronic-voice phenomena (EVP)PossessionPhoto anomaliesSéances and voodoo rituals Appealing to the same audience as such popular TV shows as Lost, Medium, Invasion, Charmed, Ghost Hunters, Destination Truth, and Most Haunted, this book shows readers how today's investigators use the tools of modern science to study a wide range of paranormal activity.
Is there anything more irresistible than a warm, gooey cookie just out of the oven or a freshly baked, fudgy brownie? This cookbook features 300 mouthwatering recipes for beginner bakers and expert chefs alike. You will satisfy your cookie and brownie cravings with creative recipes, including:Coconut Praline BarsTiramisu BrowniesRussian Chai Tea CakesKey Lime CutoutsChocolate Mint Whoopie PiesOrange Date PinwheelsFeatures chapters specific to food allergies, gift giving, international cookies, and helpful shipping tips. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for fun and easy baking, this is the ultimate cookbook for delicious and tempting treats!
Creamy New England clam chowder. Hearty beef stew. Fresh vegetarian chili. Soups, stews, and chilies are comforting meals the whole family enjoys; and to top it off, they're inexpensive to create! This cookbook includes information and cooking tips, as well as 300 mouthwatering recipes, including:Smoked Duck and Squash SoupGinger Beef Soup with DumplingsCreamy Asparagus SoupSirloin and Black Bean ChiliMixed Bean Vegetarian ChiliWarm Apple-Cranberry StewBlackberry Stew with Sweet BiscuitsWhether you are in the mood for a chilled fruit soup on a warm summer day or a comforting meat-and-potato stew on a cold winter night, this book has everything! No matter what the season or occasion, you will find a choice that hits the spot.
What's the difference between growth investing and value investing? How much risk is acceptable? Does anyone really read a prospectus? Even in the best economic conditions, investment decisions can be overwhelming. In a down economy, it can be downright frightening! But with this helpful guide, you'll learn to successfully navigate the financial markets with confidence. Written by a seasoned investment advisor, this guide features:Exchange-traded funds, the popular investing trendStep-by-step guidance for novice online investorsInsider advice on choosing the right financial advisorHow to minimize investing taxes . . . and keep more profitsThe best ways to profit in any economyCompletely updated to include the best ways to profit in a rocky economy, this easy-to-follow guide shows you how to build--and hold on to--personal wealth.This edition includes completely new material on:Strategies to knock out debt and set realistic investment goalsTips for tracking the your investmentsExchange-traded funds (ETFs)The latest information on green investing
In today's market, many property owners find themselves first-time landlords for a variety of reasons. Some homeowners turn to renting when they can't sell a house. Empty nesters may consider making money on their extra space. And buyers might look into the revenue-producing idea of purchasing a multi-family home. Whatever the reasons for becoming a landlord, it's often a challenging role. This guide helps new and experienced landlords alike:Find (and keep!) responsible tenantsDetermine legal liabilities for landlords and tenantsMarket, show, and profit from rental propertyHandle repairs and general maintenance Handling of evictions properlyFeaturing expert advice and money-saving tips, this step-by-step book helps you earn maximum profit--with minimum hassle.New in this edition:Finding the right mortgageUsing home equity loans for renovations and repairsUpdated information on evictions and legal issues
With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, families and caregivers of Alzheimer's patients need guidance and support more than ever before. This guide offers an overview of the medical, legal, and practical questions and decisions caregivers and families of Alzheimer's patients face. With this book, you will learn how to:Find the right doctor for your loved onesChoose treatments and medicationsBuild and maintain brain healthHandle living, medical, financial, and legal issuesSet up care and support systems for your loved onesUnderstand the latest research in Alzheimer's treatment, including genetic testing and diagnostic imagingThis handbook explains the disease, its warning signs, and its diagnosis, while providing complete information on care and treatment. Whether it's early-onset or late-onset Alzheimer's, you will be well informed and prepared to take the right steps toward a better life for your loved ones.
Guardian angels. Archangels. Parking angels?According to angel expert Karen Paolino, angels are everywhere, and they're just waiting for a chance to help people. With this guide, you will learn to communicate with the angelic realm for guidance, healing, and protection from harm. Thousands of angels can be called upon to provide solace, watch over children, and create a prosperous life.In this guide, you will learn how to: Develop intuition and open your mind to angelic communicationUse meditation to connect with angelsGain protection, healing, and forgiveness from the angelsPerform an Angel Card readingKaren Paolino, trained by world-famous angel expert Doreen Virtue, traces the history of angels in various cultures and religions. She identifies the hierarchy of angels and their individual roles as messengers and protectors and shares stories of her communications with angels and provides real-life examples of angel miracles. With her help, you will have the confidence to call upon the angels for love, support, and guidance.
Potlucks are a great way to get friends and relatives together without the pricey grocery or restaurant bill! In this cookbook, veteran cook Linda Larsen gives you an array of options for every meal and course. In addition, easy-to-understand icons indicate whether a recipe is easy, healthy, quick, or inexpensive. Everything you need to host, or attend, a successful potluck is here, including:300 tasty and creative recipes Tips for transporting food safelyIndications of whether a recipe can be made ahead of timeMenu suggestions for a variety of potluck partiesGuests can make the dishes on their own and bring them to the host's home, or they can all gather in the host's kitchen and make them together. With this book, cooking for the perfect potluck party has never been easier!
Stepfamilies. Children. Remarriages. They can create tricky wedding situations, affecting a bride's decision-making and etiquette do's and don'ts. This guide helps modern brides navigate every dilemma. This practical book offers the answers to brides most commonly asked etiquette questions, including: "Can I ask my future in-laws to help pay for the reception?""How can I include stepparents in the wedding?""Do I have to invite dates for single guests?""How do I get my mother off my back when planning?"In addition to these questions, you will find answers to more unique situations such as: "Can I have a child-free wedding?", "How can I limit alcohol consumption?", and "What am I supposed to do with my father's third wife?" Leading you through dilemmas as you will encounter them in your planning, this book is easy to use and understand. From the simplest sticky situation to an all-out family fiasco, this is the go-to resource for everything etiquette.
Homeschooling isn't about teaching--it's about learning together with your child. In this indispensible guide, author and homeschooler Sherri Linsenbach provides you with the encouragement, inspiration, and ideas you need to explore this option for your family. It's packed full of ideas to make the experience easy, affordable, and, most of all, fun. Even veteran homeschoolers will find new ideas and techniques that help keep home education interesting and exciting.This edition includes completely new material on:Updated curriculum resources, strategies, and methodsFresh educational activities for grades K-12Information on specific learning styles and special needsIdeas for tackling social issues and social skills in today's worldTypical homeschool days, schedules, and activitiesThe author, a homeschool veteran of more than eighteen years, presents real-life examples and inspiring success stories from families across the country. This all-new edition of an Everything bestseller is the only reference you'll need to ensure your children's success--at any age!
From the ballpark to the backyard and beyond, this book captures all the action, fun, and excitement of America's favorite pastime. You'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about:The history of baseballYour favorite American and National League teamsStats and recordsBallparks around the countryBaseball legends and current playersHow to play like a proFantasy baseball teamsWith more than 30 puzzles and activities, you'll be inspired to get out to the nearest baseball diamond to practice your skills with your friends.
A roadmap to a common--but complicated--disorder.Is there a cure for ADHD?What symptoms should you be looking for?Could your child be misdiagnosed?When your child is diagnosed with ADHD, you want to do all you can to get the help you need to support your child. Unfortunately, the vast amount of information on ADHD can be overwhelming and leave you feeling frustrated, stressed, and powerless to help. But with the professional, accessible advice presented here, you can get the one-stop support you need to:Obtain and understand a diagnosisFind the right treatmentDiscipline your child effectivelyGet your child to focus at home and schoolStay positive, and encourage your childThis guide provides an all-encompassing look at ADHD so that you can feel confident about taking the necessary steps to create a better future for your child.
Potbelly. Muffin top. Menopot. Many people know they need to lose that weight around their middle--but how should they do it? With this cookbook, you benefit from the latest abs diets and learn the culinary secrets to banishing the bulge forever. Author and fitness expert "Fitz" Koehler shows you what to eat to tone that tummy, including: Low-Fat Cheesy Fries Muscle Muffins Sweet-Roasted Sweet Potatoes Asparagus Pesto Flatbread Pizza Fat-Free Strawberry Shortcake Citrus Crunch Pork Chops Tilapia Parmesan With 300 delicious recipes, strategic meal plans, and spot-on ab exercises, you can cook up a flatter stomach in no time!