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People act like being dead is so serious. But if you've spent any time in a cemetery, you know a lot of those dearly departed have to be rolling over in their graves–with laughter. This collection of ironic, comic and just plain ridiculous tombstones proves that it's possible to have a sense of humor about kicking the bucket. Just be careful you don't laugh yourself to death.
Paint a Garden of Gorgeous Flowers, Instantly!Let the sun shine in! In one afternoon you can learn to paint a gorgeous garden of colorful flowers, even if you've never held a brush before. Open this guide and see how easy and fun it is. Just follow along step by step and in no time, you'll be painting pansies, jasmine, hydrangeas, roses, tiger lilies, zinnias and dozens more of your favorite blooms.Fast & Fun Flowers in Acrylics features:66 flower-painting demonstrations that require only three to eight simple steps to complete11 demonstrations for adding decorative embellishments, including dragonflies, bees, water droplets and tendrilsStep-by-step instructions for creating six complete floral compositionsAn inspiring gallery of ideas for painting your new creations on greeting cards, scrapbook pages, frames, bookmarks, and moreDesigned to be fun and easy to use, this guide includes a stay-flat binding and a handy visual index for finding the flower you want - even if you don't know what it's called. There's also complete guidance for getting started quickly, from painting supplies to basic stroke techniques.Fast, fun and foolproof, this guide will give you a "green thumb" for painting flowers!
With divorce numbers going no place but up, chances are that among a group of women, at least one of them is going to be "the divorced one." And what happens to her when her title officially changes from wife to ex-wife? <P><P> The Divorced Girls' Society is the real-life unfolding of what happens to a formerly married thirty-something and how she gets through the end of her marriage . . . with a little help from her girlfriends. Authors and best friends Vicki King and Jennifer O'Connell provide practical advice, tough love, and a touch of empathetic girlfriend humor on topics such as: Getting through the first 24 hours after the decision to split; "Going public" with the news to friends and family; Keeping composure during family gatherings and holidays; Dating againl and more. The no-holds-barred wit, coupled with a no-nonsense approach to the realities of divorce, cuts through the psychobabble of other divorce books and tells it like it is. So even though a woman's marriage has come and gone, readers can take comfort with Vicki and Jennifer, who demonstrate that friendships are forever.
World news and events of the last 25 years are helping create a popular new market in collecting. This one-of-a-kind guide supplies valuable answers to questions about currency from the Middle Easy in an easy-to-follow format. Coins & Paper Money of the Middle East includes brief histories of various military operations, background about the 20+ affected countries and people, and more than 300 color illustrations of coins and paper money. Listings include contemporary and collectible coins, paper money, Safe Pass certificate, propaganda pieces and POGS. Each entry is arranged by country, complete with photos and caption and value, for easy and accurate identification. Whether soldier, collector, dealer, historian or a family member looking for details about new heirlooms, this is the absolute authority on Middle Eastern currently.
Sage advice straight from the mouth of the world's most pointed puss!--My human is moving in with her boyfriend, so we'll have to leave our apartment and my perfect birdwatching perch. I need to know how to get rid of him!--Our ?pet sitter? smells weird. Is there any way to make her less stinky?--My humans like to sleep when it's obviously the best time to play! Have any ideas for how to wake them up? Face it, felines, your humans can't help you untangle your problems--especially when they're usually the ones driving you crazy! Never fear, the world's foremost feline authority Sparkle the Cat is here to solve all of your kitty conundrums. Sparkle can relate to you and your furry friends and offers insight laced with tough love. With 70 Q&As, ?Sparkle Says? sidebars, and full-color photos throughout, this guide is definitely NOT your usual human-written cat book.Whether you're a confused kitty who doesn't understand why you're supposed to stay off the couch, a cat who's furious because the new puppy ate your catnip stash, or a freaked-out feral who wants to return to the wild, Sparkle has the wise--and often hilarious--answers for your woes.
This fun guide teaches you how to emulate the fashion-forward looks to top designers, such as the grand dame of handbags Judith Leiber, without breaking the bank on bling. Detailed instructions and more than 150 color photos demonstrate how to create glitzy items from bags acquired at garage sales and flea markets, using genuine Swarovski crystals or reasonably priced acrylic or metallic rhinestones and a healthy helping of creativity. Featured projects in this book that help you bring the bling include: Spectacular handbags Snappy cell phone, iPod and MP3 cases Bold business card cases Wickedly cool sunglasses
Remember back when women traded on their beauty and men traded on their wealth and power? Well, the times, they are a changin'. As women grow more successful and financially independent, they are abandoning their mothers' "marry rich" mantra in favor of "it's as easy to fall in love with a handsome man as an ugly one." In this book, the sensational Cyndi Targosz teaches women of all ages the ins and outs of these lusty, and surprisingly long-lasting, affairs. Sprinkled with real-life stories of successful alliances, readers learn the truth about relationships with the sometimes younger, always sexier, hunky men women increasingly love to call their own.
Keys to Great WritingEmpower your writing! Keys to Great Writing covers every aspect of the craft, showing you how to develop a writer's voice that is unique, precise, and effective.From grammar rules to revision strategies, you'll find the crucial information you need in short, easy-to-browse sections that enable you to hone your own signature writing approach. No more wading through dry style manuals. No more guesswork. Just clear, proven guidance, including:Four Myths of Great WritingThe Elements of Style Checklist The Elements of Composition ChecklistThe Four-Step Writing ProcessGlossary of Grammatical TermsProofreading ChecklistFour Common Errors in Word Choice (and How to Avoid Them)Five Ways to Bring Music to Your WritingFourteen Techniques to Eliminate WordinessAnd much more!Keys to Great Writing is like having your own desktop writing coach. Use it, learn from it, and give the voice to the great writer within you.
Feast your eyes on the craftsmanship and quality that is synonymous with Case pocket knives with this one-of-a-kind guide. The only full-color book focused solely on the work of W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., this book delves into Cases 120-year history and provides you with the defining details for hundreds upon hundreds of knives. In this historically rich guide, you'll discover 800 full-color photos, current values for hundreds of pocket knives considered the most popular among collector, and a potpourri of information about methods for creating knives, quirks of the pattern numbering systems, tang samplings, types of blade steels and knife shields, as well as: Identifying and pricing details for prized knives including Pattern 20 Peanut, highly popular 54 Pattern Trapper, Pattern 72 Bulldog and Buffalo, and Pattern 97 Shark Tooth A showcase of the different types of natural and synthetic handle materials used to create Case knives, including bone, stag, pearl...wood, family and colorful celluloid, plastic and metal Whether you received your Case knife as a gift, inherited if from a family member or simply chose to purchase your own, you will enjoy the depth of details, exquisite photographs, and intriguing historical information contained in this, the only full-color book devoted to the legendary W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co.
Some 12 million women have found happiness with older men - and you could be next. Dating the Older Man helps women get over all the judgment that comes with older/younger unions. Written by Dr. Laura Grashow and Dr. Belisa Vranich, the New York Daily News's "Dear Doctor" columnist, this book deals with everything younger women coupled with older men go through on a daily basis. Complete with case studies and easy-to-reference Q&As, this book is the go-to guide for any younger woman looking to make her romance last.
Cast a line for this book! Catch of the Day is guaranteed to take the frustration out of cooking fresh fish and turn you into an expert in making breakfast, soups, sandwiches, sauces and main dishes. All recipes feature simple ingredients and you'll also learn to poach, saute, bake, grill, and roast or fry your favorite fish. Full-color photos detail how the finished recipes should look.
You've heard it all before: Get good grades. Keep your room clean. Wear the right clothes. Try new extracurricular activities. And why don't you have a boyfriend? All these demands can be mind-boggling! What's a girl to do?Girls Inc. Presents: You're Amazing! is a guide to help you deal with the amount of pressure you endure to be "perfect." In this fun and enthusiastic, not-your-mother's book, you'll get advice on not-so-easy topics, including how to:Deal with stereotypes and cliquesFigure out the best way to balance school and a social lifeNavigate the crushes and dating worldFind a place in your familyPacked with guidance from older teens, female role models, and activities from Girls Inc., this fun to read book is truly a guide to being your very best-and happiest-self. Girls Inc. (www.girlsinc.org) is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Through Girls Inc., girls can get together to be themselves and reach their dreams.Claire Mysko is a writer, media consultant, and the co-founder of Inside Beauty (www.insidebeauty.org), a Web site and outreach program designed to give girls a healthy fashion and beauty reality check. She has served as the assistant director of communications at Girls Inc., the executive editor of SmartGirl, and the director of the American Anorexia Bulimia Association. Claire holds a master's degree in gender studies from The New School for Social Research. For more about the author, please visit www.clairemysko.com. She lives in New York City.
Capture Every Cute and Cuddly Detail, Step-by-Step!Who can resist the appeal of adorable baby animals? From their big, round eyes to their soft, cuddly fur, these little creatures are a special delight.Now you can learn to draw all your favorites following the step-by-step instruction in this unique guide. It's fun and easy, even if you're new to drawing. Just start at the beginning to discover all the tips and tricks for drawing eyes, ears, muzzles, paws and feet. Once you've got the basics down, you can move on to creating realistic drawings of all kinds of sweet baby animals, including puppies, kittens, bunnies, lambs, foals, penguins, ducklings, fawns, piglets and more.In every complete demonstration, you'll find extra instruction for rendering the unique texture of baby fur and feathers. There's also an in-depth chapter that shows you how to use drawing pencils, select reference photos, create compositions and establish proportions.With Draw Baby Animals, you have everything you need. Give it a try, and see what you can create!
Take your hunting to new heights!With Do-It-Yourself Dream Hunts, you will learn the tips and tricks to arranging an affordable first-rate hunt. This book provides a state-by-state guide to license costs (including Canada), and goes on to cover firearm selection, advice for legally accessing private land, exploring public lands or leasing land, getting a tag, transporting meat and trophy home after the hunt, and training for the big hunt.Provides answers to questions surrounding the most popular outdoor web forums on Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, and Hunting.NetDelivers savvy tips and insider insight to help you achieve a big game hunt for 40-60 percent less than the average cost of $5000 - $8000 that a fully outfitted hunt costs
Have you ever wished you could read your date's mind and find out what he's really thinking? Now you can! Professional interrogator Greg Hartley and author Maryann Karinch are here to teach you how to unmask any man in minutes. Using actual intelligence techniques from Hartley's military career, you'll learn how to: Read a man's body language; Understand his nonverbal cues; and Find out if he's lying. Date Decoder also helps you answer those questions that plague you in the early stages of a relationship: Is he really interested in me? What can I do to make him let his guard down? I think he might be cheating--how can I be sure? What's really going on in that pretty little head of his? You'll also learn how to assemble your own date-decoding toolkit, including everything you need to interpret and influence your date. Finally, you can stop wasting time and start dating smarter!
Con your way into a scholarship.Sleep with your professors.Crash a closed course.Sell your organs for beer money.Get textbooks for free.And more...This book has schooled its readers before...but not like this. This guide is a full-scale assault on the ivory towers of academia, teaching students the ins and outs of college life--from how to handle obnoxious roommates (retaliation) to how to make it onto the dean's list (cheat).With 101 entries providing a crash course in college survival, this next Forbidden Knowledge installment is perfect for senior and freshman fans alike who aren't afraid of double-secret probation.
The Only Handbook for Humor Writers! "What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."-Steve Martin Become the funniest person in the room! With Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, you can master the fundamentals of humor writing and turn your comedic talent into a well-paying pursuit. For more than a decade, Comedy Writing Secrets has been giving aspiring comedians a leg up on the competition. In this expanded new edition, Mel Helitzer, named the "funniest professor in the country" by Rolling Stone magazine, and funnyman Mark Shatz pack in even more insight and instruction, including: Humor writing exercises to punch up your jokes Extra information on writing for sitcoms and stand-up Comedic brainstorming techniques using associations and listings Exclusive tips for writing humor for specific markets like editorials, columns, speeches, advertising, greeting cards, t-shirts, and more Tap into your comedic genius with Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, and you'll always leave 'em laughing!
If you find yourself coming down with a case of rainy-day boredom or "I can't watch another rerun on TV" syndrome, grab the closest deck of cards and get ready for some serious fun! The Everything Card Games Book is packed with loads of variety to keep you entertained for hours with games you can play solo or with a group of people. Wow your friends and family with your card-shark skills by mastering these basic games - along with a handful of more advanced ones, too! In addition to key rules and instructions for play, The Everything Card Games Book provides tips on shuffling and dealing, essential etiquette, and knowing when to hold and when to fold.Learn how to play:Classic games, such as bridge and whistTeam games, such as pinochle and spadesVariations of games, such as Mexican Stud and Pai Gow PokerGames from abroad, such as Black Maria and Scopone ScientificoKids' games, such as Go Fish and Memoryand more!The perfect way to get you up to speed on more than fifty popular games, The Everything Card Games Book is your wild card for scoring big. Pull up a seat, gather your friends, and let the games begin!
Get Inspired! As a scrapbooker, you can never have enough inspiration, especially when it comes to great layout ideas. So whether you're stumped for a page design for your photos or just want to relax with some great scrapbook eye candy, you've picked up the right book. Inside 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas you'll find hundreds of layouts to get your creative juices flowing. And because the layouts were created by over 200 scrapbook artists, there truly is something for every taste. Plus, you'll find scrapbooking tips and ideas for you to use on your own pages. Hundreds of never-before-seen layouts Pages on all your favorite subjects, including relationships, everyday life, special events, holidays, kids, pets and more Great scrapbooking tips for your own layouts With 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas great scrapbook inspiration is only a page away!
From old schoolhouse clocks to stately grandfather clocks, the Encyclopedia of Antique American Clocks presents the most comprehensive guide to America's clocks. More than 700 photographs of clocks include detailed descriptions and current market values. The clocks are presented in an easy-to-follow format organized by clock type. Also included is information about the major clock manufacturers, and overview of clock types and a brief history of clock making. Arranged by clock type, the Encyclopedia of Antique American Clocks includes: Grandfather clocks Wall clocks Classic clocks Shelf clocks Novelty clocks Special chapters on: Clock types History of clock making Clocks from smaller clock makers Leading clock makers Glossary Bibliography Photo index
Today, many companies are flourishing by delivering high-quality products while pursuing policies that leave the world a cleaner, better place. Those policies can help retain customers, energize employees, and serve as brand-building tools. This book shows managers practical steps to make their companies environmentally responsible while staying profitable and efficient. Environmentalist and businesswoman Kim Carlson shows managers how to green company operations by moving to a paperless office, recycling at work, setting up employee carpools, developing eco-friendly packaging, using green building products, and more. She explains in detail topics ranging from green marketing to setting up a carbon footprint assessment for the company. With this book at their side, managers can turn green into profits.
The one book every genealogist must have! Whether you're just getting started in genealogy or you're a research veteran, The Family Tree Sourcebook provides you with the information you need to trace your roots across the United States, including: Research summaries, tips and techniques, with maps for every U.S. state Detailed county-level data, essential for unlocking the wealth of records hidden in the county courthouse Websites and contact information for libraries, archives, and genealogical and historical societies Bibliographies for each state to help you further your research You'll love having this trove of information to guide you to the family history treasures in state and county repositories. It's all at your fingertips in an easy-to-use format–and it's from the trusted experts at Family Tree Magazine!
With The Everything Mary Magdalene Book, you'll unravel the mystery of the Bible's most misunderstood woman. As an eyewitness to Jesus' resurrection and the turbulent birth of Christianity, Mary Magdalene played a crucial yet unexamined role in the Bible-until now.In this comprehensive investigative guide to the life of Mary Magdalene, you'll explore:Complete and concise analyses of Mary Magdalene in the New TestamentMary Magdalene's appearance in the Gnostic gospelsThe shaky basis for the interpretation of Mary Magdalene as a repentant prostituteThe modern discoveries and representations of Mary Magdalene as a vital follower of Jesus' early movementsMary Magdalene's inspirational role in the world todayFrom her misrepresentation as a fallen woman to her growing impact on modern Christianity, The Everything Mary Magdalene Book details the Bible's most enigmatic of Jesus' followers, putting some myths to rest and bringing the truth to light!
Your Complete Guide to 10/22 Parts This is the most complete guide ever on aftermarket parts for the Ruger 10/22. With installation instructions, performance evaluations and advice, the authors lead you step-by-step through the process.
Pirates, smugglers, and highwaymen are among the contemptible characters that return from beyond the grave in this collection of chilling tales drawn from both land and sea.