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Stitch, Craft, Create: Crochet

by Various

Want to try your hand at making gorgeous homemade goodies? Then unleash the crafter within you with this collection of all-new crochet projects! With simple step-by-steps, these quick makes ensure fast results.

Essential Shit - Stuff You Should Know How to Do, but Probably Don't

by Kurt Anderson

Blokes don't know everything but fortunately this invaluable guide features every manly activity a real guy should be able to do. So sit back, crack open a cold one and let your education commence. From changing a flat tyre to chopping down a tree, operating a drill convincingly and even downing a shot without making a face...this manual has it all! This little gem is packed with hidden secrets and clever solutions. So read, learn and live it. You'll never have to ask for directions again.

The Everything Private Investigation Book

by Sheila L. Stephens

Observe someone without being observed. Dig up long-buried dirt. Catch a cheating spouse.The Everything Private Investigation Book shows you the basic research techniques and tricks the pros use. You'll learn how to get background information using a wide range of sources, including newspapers, court records, military files, and even the DMV. Written by experienced investigators, this guide helps you to:Use the Internet to get information on anyone and anythingConduct background checks for prospective employees or tenantsUncover hidden identities and assetsManage a physical or electronic surveillanceProtect privacy and avoid identity theftWhether you're a journalist, an amateur genealogist, a business owner, a landlord, or just curious, you'll find essential information in this guide. In addition to being a valuable resource, The Everything Private Investigation Book is also a fascinating read. Even "armchair detectives" will enjoy reading about famous real-life and fictional PIs and the little-known secrets professionals use to crack the case.Sheila L. Stephens was the first female Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) special agent in the state of Alabama and one of the first in the nation. She recently graduated from Boston University with a master's degree in criminal justice. After leaving the ATF due to injury, Ms. Stephens opened a private investigation/security business. She is a criminal justice professor at Andrew Jackson University and a contributing writer and associate editor of The Agent, the newsletter of the National Association of Federal Agents (NAFA). Ms. Stephens lives in Bessemer, AL.

The Everything Krav Maga for Fitness Book

by Jeff Levine Nathan Brown

What can an ancient Israeli self-defense system can do for your body? Just ask J-Lo, who thanks Krav Maga for her celebrated derriere. But you don't have to be a movie star to have bootylicious behind-all you need is this book! The Everything fitness dream team has developed workouts that will transform your body into a lean, mean fighting machine-Krav Maga style! With more than 100 instructional photographs, this step-by-step guide shows you how to: Jab your way to a strong core; Power up your calves and quads; Amp your abs with power training; Maximize muscles with weight training; Start-and stick!-to a training regimen. Master these original, kick-ass work outs, and you'll have the body-and the defense moves-you've always wanted! With The Everything Krav Maga for Fitness Book, sweating has never been so much fun!

The Everything Tantric Sex Book

by Bobbie Dempsey

Emerging from the ancient Asian tradition known as Tantra (which shares some similarities with yoga), Tantric sex is about the flow and exchange of energy, the movement of life. The Everything Tantric Sex Book unveils the origins, history, development, and practices of this esoteric tradition, showing you how to harness what many Tantrics believe to be the most powerful energy--sexual energy.Discover:Breathing techniques and erotic ritualsHow to maximize several types of orgasms24-hour foreplay talkHow to create a sensual spaceWays to maximize energy flowLinks to Tantric workshopsHow to master Kama Sutra and Tantric positionsWith The Everything Tantric Sex Book, you'll become a knowledgeable, artful lover in no time by discovering tips for nurturing long-term relationships and learning techniques for more pleasurable lovemaking.

The Everything Tarot Book

by Skye Alexander

The Tarot deck has been used for centuries to divine the future and as a guide to spiritual development. Now you can learn how to interpret the images on the cards, arrange them into meaningful spreads, and unleash your hidden psychic powers. Each individual card in the Major and Minor Arcana is described in detail, along with the history of Tarot from ancient times to the present. The Everything Tarot Book, 2nd Edition will help you to gain insight into yourself and other people; see into the future and the present more clearly; understand the effects of the past; work through personal problems and challenges; develop your intuition; enhance your connection with your Higher Self; and so much more!

The Everything Tex-Mex Cookbook

by Linda Larsen

An American tradition since the 1800's, Tex-Mex food combines the flavors of a wide variety of ingredients with the influence of several different cultures to create unique dishes that are crafted to perfetion. Tomatoes, beef, beans, chiles, and corn are the staples of Tex-Mex cooking, while flavor and personality are added with specialties such as hot sauce, chorizo, and spices such as chili pepper and cayenne pepper. Packed with 300 not-quite-south-of-the-border recipes, The Everything Tex-Mex Cookbook brings these authentic flavors to your very own kitchen.

The Everything Texas Hold 'Em Book

by John Wenzel

The Everything Texas Hold'em Book is your key to winning big! Written by expert gambler and card shark John "Johnny Quads" Wenzel, this all-inclusive book guides you through the game of Texas hold'em--from how to deal the first hand to how to take the pot home! Tips and tricks include how to: master your perfect poker face so your opponents have no clue about your hand; bluff your way so smoothly that your opponents think they've got you figured out; use the rules, assess the risks, and employ expert tactics to win big, in casinos or at your buddy's house; and so much more! Whether you're new to the game or a veteran player, with The Everything Texas Hold'em Book you'll win big!

The Everything Cat Book

by Karen Leigh Davis

Whether looking for health care tips or where to find the best breed to buy, readers will love this updated and revised edition of The Everything Cat Book, 2nd Edition. This popular classic is as easy-to-read and accessible as ever-and packed full of practical, professional advice!This all-inclusive handbook includes information on:Choosing the right breedNutritional requirementsBasic trainingHealth and behaviorA staple in the pets category, The Everything Cat Book, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide for anyone just getting started with a new cat or simply looking to learn more about their favorite pet!

The Everything Parent's Guide To Raising Siblings

by Linda Sonna

They bicker. They tease. They compete. They can drive you crazy. If you're one of the many parents desperate for peace in your household, look no further than The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Siblings. With this unique handbook, you'll learn how sibling relationships develop over time, the factors that affect these relationships for better or for worse, and how to resolve the issues that provoke conflict. Expert author Linda Sonna, Ph.D., offers you practical advice for bringing up trustworthy, dependable, cooperative children who view their siblings as equals, rather than competitors. Find out how to: get to the bottom of disputes; manage the teen years; provide your children with a positive role model; avoid playing favorites; embrace step-children, adopted, and special needs siblings; and more. A hands-on primer for any parent with two or more children, The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Siblings helps you help your children build strong bonds that will last a lifetime.

The Everything Kids' Gross Jokes Book

by Aileen Weintraub

If you're up for some side-splitting and stomach-churning laughs, grab The Everything Kids' Gross Jokes Book as fast as you can! It's packed with hundreds of one-liners and knock-knocks to make you turn green! Make your way through sick sections such as: The Gross-Store; There's Grime in My Slime!; Everybody Oozes; Who Among Us Is a Fungus?; Dead Fly Pie; and many more! Chock full of puzzles, games, and activities, The Everything Kids' Gross Jokes Book scores a perfect 10 on the Gross-o-meter!

The Everything Horseback Riding Book

by Cheryl Kimball

So, you want to ride, but you don't know a halter from a harness? Have no fear - The Everything Horseback Riding Book is packed with helpful tips on clothing, equipment, and techniques to get you started! Author Cheryl Kimball gives you such clear, step-by-step instruction that even cinching will be a cinch. From finding the right instructor to mastering the trot and the canter, this guide has it all!Learn more about:Safety tips and tricksWhat to wear-and how and when to wear it English vs. WesternArena work and trail ridingHorseback riding activitiesHorse shows ands competitionsVacation spots for ridersThe Everything Horseback Riding Book is your key to the skills necessary to be a confident and prepared rider!

The Everything Family Tree Book

by Kimberly Powell

Completely updated for today's search tactics and blockades, The Everything Family Tree Book has even more insight for the stumped!Whether you're searching in a grandparent's attic or through the most cryptic archiving systems, this book has brand-new chapters on what readers have been asking for:Genetics, DNA, and medical informationSurname origins and namingAppendix on major genealogical repositories, libraries, and archivesSystems for filing and organizingThe latest computer softwareLand, probate, and estate recordsChock-full of tips the competitors don't have, this is the one-stop resource for successful sleuthing!

The Everything Parent's Guide to The Strong-Willed Child

by Carl E. Pickhardt

All children need guidance, yet some are definitely more resistant to parental direction and advice than others. Parenting a child whose personality may be described as "difficult" or "controlling" can leave you conflicted and frustrated. How do you nurture your child, get him to listen, and know who's in charge? It can be done. The Everything Parent's Guide to the Strong-Willed Child helps you work around stubborn and argumentative behavior. You'll learn how to encourage your child to compromise and communicate with you, rather than make unreasonable demands and/or shut down altogether. By learning what makes your child strong-willed, the effects of such behavior, and how to manage it, you can help your child achieve a more tempered disposition and teach him the lifelong rewards of a positive attitude. Psychologist Carl E. Pickhardt shows you how to:Regain control of your familyReap the benefits of healthy communicationDiscipline to teach, not to punishResolve conflict between you and your child effectivelyOvercome willfulness in older childrenThe Everything Parent's Guide to the Strong-Willed Child is your all-inclusive guide to regaining, and maintaining, a healthy and happy family.

The Everything Dating Book

by Alison Blackman Dunham

Celebrated life and career expert Alison Blackman Dunham (aka "Advice Sister Alison") gives you the "must-have" basics of modern, adult dating, along with tons of tips and tactics that make dating exciting, safe, and successful! With Alison's advice you will:Set your sights-Define your goals, and chart a personalized course for your most successful dating journey, ever!Make your time count-Discover where all the "good ones" go and find the perfect person for you!Gain confidence-Work what you've got, from making first contact to making a date.Ace the date-Prepare to have fun, make sure you're the one they want to see again and again, and stay out of harm's way-from doorbell to goodnight kiss.Deal with dating downers-Empower yourself to deal with emotional pitfalls and finesse social challenges.With innovative advice on everything from that key first date, to Internet dating, to keeping the fires burning, The Everything Dating Book, 2nd Edition is your one-stop handbook for finding-and keeping-the love you want!

The Everything Kids' Dinosaurs Book

by Kathi Wagner Sheryl Racine

Explore the ancient world of volcanoes, earthquakes, fossils, and more with The Everything Kids' Dinosaurs Book! Loaded with puzzles, games, and trivia, you can learn all about your favorite dinosaurs from Brontosaurus to T-Rex and find out what the earth was like way before humans were around. Using The Everything Kids' Dinosaurs Book, you can: Learn about what paleontologists study to become a dinosaur scientist; maneuver through swampy amphibian mazes and Jurassic jungles; create big dino fun with crafty art and cooking projects; hunt for hidden dinosaurs in the most unlikely places; find out what other reptiles and birds existed hundreds of millions of years ago; and much more! Packed with tons of interactive activities, The Everything Kids' Dinosaurs Book guarantees a prehistoric adventure so exciting that you'll swear these beasts are living right in your own backyard!

The Everything Wine Book

by Barbara Nowak Beverly Wichman

Sure, you can tell red wine from white wine, but where do you go from there? You know how complex the intricacies of wine stewardship can be; but how do you make sense of the label and learn to identify a good wine by the way it looks or smells? The Everything Wine Book, 2nd Edition is your one-stop shop for conquering the world of wine--one grape at a time! In this completely updated second edition, you'll learn to: Talk the wine talk like a sommelier; understand and deconstruct wine labels, region by region; master tasting techniques that refine your palate; choose the perfect bottle for every occasion; build and stock your own wine cellar; tour the best wineries like a pro; and more! Complete with a pronunciation guide and glossary of terms, The Everything Wine Book is the perfect vino companion for anyone--whether you're picking up a bottle for the first time or are a seasoned glass-tipper interested in learning more!

The Everything Meals For A Month Cookbook

by Linda Larsen

You don't have to order take out every time you don't feel like cooking - now there's an easier way to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner (not to mention dessert) right at your fingertips! The Everything Meals for a Month Cookbook is the perfect tool to help you save time in the kitchen (and money in your wallet) with practical shopping tips and food handling tricks for buying and cooking in bulk. Learn how to plan your menu, assemble the ingredients, and store and freeze a month's worth of dinners - without losing any freshness or taste. In addition to 300 mouth-watering recipes, The Everything Meals for a Month Cookbook explains how you can organize your kitchen for once-a-month cooking. Thanks to the easy-to-follow bulk-cooking model provided, it's easier than you think!Features family-friendly recipes such as:Cranberry OatmealQuick BreadStuffed MushroomsSanta Fe Chicken SoupCurried Turkey CasseroleApple Glazed Pork RoastShrimp Pesto LinguineGerman Chocolate Pound CakeWhether you're serving up these delicious meals straight from the oven or freezing them for later in the month, you'll find everything you need to save time and money with The Everything Meals for a Month Cookbook.

The Everything Writing Poetry Book

by Tina D. Eliopulos Todd Scott Moffett

'Poetry is what gets lost in translation.' --Robert FrostGiving voice to ''what gets lost in translation'' is the challenge every poet faces. With The Everything Writing Poetry Book, that challenge just got easier. Featuring examples from works of celebrated poets and instruction on communicating your ideas, this clear and accessible reference helps you gain confidence as you find your own voice. Written by a team who each hold a master's degree and teach creative writing and literature, this easy-to-follow guide has all you need to take your work to the next level.With this handy guide, you will learn to:Create meter and rhymeExpress your innermost thoughtsUse imagery and metaphorPolish your word playFind your own rhythmWork with other writersand moreThe Everything Writing Poetry Book helps you make the most of this rewarding craft - whether you're a fledgling poet or a seasoned wordsmith.

The Everything Guide To Writing A Novel

by Jim Lavene Joyce Lavene

This step-by-step guide teaches you the tricks of the trade, with advice on all you need to know to compete in the world of fiction. Whether you are seeking to hone your writing style, shape an existing work-in-progress, or begin the submission process to publishers, successfully published novelists Joyce and Jim Lavene give you all you need to know to set you on the fast track to fulfilling your writing dreams!This authoritative guide shows you how to:Turn your creative idea into a sellable premiseBuild a strong plotCreate realistic charactersDevelop a first draftFind an agentMarket and sell your work to publishersWhether you're writing literary fiction, a terrifying thriller, a sweeping epic, or a passionate romance, The Everything Guide to Writing a Novel is your essential reference to creating the next bestseller!

The Everything Sewing Book

by Sandra Detrixhe

Despite the availability of retail fashion, more and more people are turning away from the assembly line toward one-of-a-kind clothing, decorations, and accessories.The Everything Sewing Book provides readers with easy instructions for creating beautiful garments, gifts, and decorations for the home. From selecting the right needle and thread to choosing fabrics, reading patterns, and working with a machine, this uncomplicated book introduces readers to the basics of sewing as they complete increasingly challenging projects that will be cherished for years to come. Also included are tips and tricks for making alterations and repairs and dressing up old clothes with embroidery and accents.Projects include:Curtains and tableclothsColorful appliqued tote bagsPillows and wall hangingsDresses and skirtsShirts and vestsSupplemented with foolproof illustrations, The Everything Sewing Book is the perfect gift for anyone interested in learning this rewarding craft.

The Everything Bridesmaid Book

by Jennifer Lata Rung

The Everything Bridesmaid Book is a fun, practical guide to help you survive the chaotic wedding process. As you'll soon find out, being a bridesmaid includes providing emotional and practical support to the bride as she plans to her special day. It also means the added responsibilities and stresses of planning a shower, dealing with the bride's family, handling the bride's roller coaster of emotions, and let's not forget-buying that dress! The Everything Bridesmaid Book guides you through: knowing bridesmaid etiquette; dealing with psycho brides; de-stressing the bride; coordinating the bridesmaid's luncheon; budgeting for the dress, airfare, and hotel rooms; handling details the bride may forget, such as getting the bridal party to the church on time; and much more. From practical considerations, such as planning a shower, to fun beauty tips to ugly dresses, The Everything Bridesmaid Book is a must-have to help you get to and survive the big day!

The Everything Self-Esteem Book

by Robert M. Sherfield

If you're looking to completely change how you feel about yourself, The Everything Self-Esteem Book is the perfect guide to help you gain a positive attitude and brim with confidence. Noted speaker and educator Robert M. Sherfield, Ph.D., provides you with encouraging professional advice on how to build self-esteem through developing a positive mindset, defining your personal joys, and learning from and celebrating mistakes. The Everything Self-Esteem Book shows you how to: recognize behavior that reduces self-esteem; set goals that work; build confidence at home and in the workplace; find happiness in all areas of your life; take positive risks; identify and eliminate people who bring you down; and more. Whether you want to overhaul your life and build a positive sense of self-worth or are just preparing for the journey, The Everything Self-Esteem Book is an essential guide to help you realize a healthier life.

The Everything Drums Book

by Eric Starr

You can continue in the tradition of the drumming greats with The Everything Drums Book, a straightforward, step-by-step introduction to playing drums with inspiration and style. You'll be given lessons in tuning, timing, and hand technique, while developing a unique style all your own. In addition to the fundamentals of drumming, you'll learn how to play in various styles, including rock, blues, jazz, R&B, Latin, and Caribbean. Numerous practice exercises help you put your knowledge to work, while the audio examples help train your ear. The Everything Drums Bookalso includes: An equipment buyer's guide A music reading tutorial Instruction for playing with brushes and mallets Tips for maintaining equipment Guidance on fills and solos Whether you're a fan of Keith Moon, Steve Gadd, Stewart Copeland, Buddy Rich, Neil Peart, or Tito Puente, The Everything Drums Book gives you all the tools you need to keep the beat. The e-book version of this title does not include a CD.

The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook

by Dawn Altomari-Rathjen Jennifer Bendelius

The bountiful cuisine of the Mediterranean evokes thoughts of luscious grains, pasta, vegetables, fruits, and, of course, olive oil. But did you know that current research also indicates that people who reside in these regions have the lowest rates of chronic diseases and one of the highest life expectancies in the world? In The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook, Culinary Institute of America graduate Dawn Altomari-Rathjen teams up with registered dietician Jennifer M. Bendelius to provide you with 300 of the most sumptuous and healthy recipes that the Mediterranean has to offer. From Roasted Garlic Served on Crostini and Oven-Dried Tomatoes to Mushroom Ravioli with Walnut Parsley Pesto, The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook helps chefs of all levels bring the Mediterranean into the comforts of their own home. Whether you're cooking for one or having a full dinner party, The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook will have your guests begging you for the secret recipe!

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