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Business today is war. As you and your company fight your way back from the recession, you need to take the high ground and make a stand. You need to know how to recapture customers, boost your profit margins, rally your workforce, and identify the competition's weakness to gain an advantage. More than twenty-five centuries ago, the brilliant Chinese military theorist Sun Tzu explained how to accomplish these things. True, he was talking about warfare. But as you'll see in this comprehensive survey, his strategies apply equally well to today's business scene. With the help of Gerald and Steven Michaelson, two of the greatest experts in applying Sun Tzu to today's business climate, you'll learn how to use ancient wisdom to manage your workforce, execute your policies, and find success in both business and your personal life. Use this book to map a battle plan for victory!
When you got married, you and your spouse made a contract. Oh, not the one you signed in church or at the registry office. It was a contract no one but the two of you knew about. One that sets the terms of your relationship. But that contract can and does change. It changes when: you or your spouse lose your job; your first child is born; the kids leave home; and, your spouse cheats on you. Big changes in your life mean big changes in your marriage as well. And in this guide to a happy, healthy marriage you'll learn how to renegotiate your marriage during the ups and downs of life so that it can survive. Most of all, you'll learn the secrets to renegotiating your marriage contract so both of you remain committed to a strong, healthy, and happy wedlock.
If you have heart disease, you know that beating this condition involves more than just taking medication or trying to eat healthier--it entails a complete lifestyle overhaul! This guide takes a contemporary medical and holistic approach to fighting the disease, and helps you make the changes that can mean the difference between life and death. This guide includes:Information on how heart disease affects your body, and what medications, diets, and exercises effectively combat itA specific focus on preventing heart disease in young adults and adolescentsUp-to-the-minute medical advice, stress-reduction techniques, and alternative therapies150 delicious, heart-healthy recipesThis book places power and control back into your hands, arming you with the knowledge and tools you need to fight back against heart disease and live a happier, healthier life.
You don't know what to do. Your once happy, carefree child has begun abusing food and fallen into a pattern of disordered eating that is literally taking her life. You watch in horror as she binges and purges, starves herself, compulsively eats, or takes pills and supplements. There is no such thing as a harmless eating disorder. Your child is in danger and she needs your help.Children with an eating disorder need their parents to be prepared, engaged, knowledgeable, and ready to do battle on their behalf. With the professional, accessible advice presented here, you can get the support you need.This guide helps you:Promote positive body image--at any ageInstill healthy eating habitsRecognize warning signsFind the right treatment optionsStay positive and encourage your childThis book provides an all-encompassing look at eating disorders--the symptoms, the causes, and the treatments--so you can feel confident about the steps you need to take to help your child overcome this illness.
You can struggle for years to get a foot in the door with Hollywood producers--or you can take a page from the book that offers proven advice from twenty-one of the industry's best and brightest! In this tenth anniversary edition, The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 2nd Edition peers into the lives and workspaces of screenwriting greats--including Terry Rossio (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Aline Brosh McKenna (Morning Glory), Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu), Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted), and Tony Gilroy (the Bourne franchise). You will learn best practices to fire up your writing process and your career, such as: Be Comfortable with Solitude Commit to a Career, Not Just One Screenplay Be Aware of Your Muse's Favorite Activities Write Terrible First Drafts Don't Work for Free Write No Matter What This indispensable handbook will help you hone your craft by living, breathing, and scripting the life you want!
When it comes to writing bestsellers, it's all about the plot. Trouble is, plot is where most writers fall down--but you don't have to be one of them. With this book, you'll learn how to create stories that build suspense, reveal character, and engage readers--one scene at a time.Celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson has devised a plotting system that's as innovative as it is easy to implement. With her foolproof blueprint, you'll learn to devise a successful storyline for any genre. She shows how to:Use the power of the Universal Story Create plot lines and subplots that work togetherEffectively use a scene tracker for maximum impactInsert energetic markers at the right points in your storyShow character transformation at the book's climaxThis is the ultimate guide for you to write page-turners that sell!
Planning a wedding from scratch is tough, but planning a vegan wedding is even tougher! With the lifestyle affecting nearly every part of their lives, including what they eat, wear, and use, vegan brides-to-be are often torn between having a conventional wedding and sticking to their beliefs. "The Everything Vegan Wedding Book" provides the answers these brides need! It shows brides how to make their weddings earth-friendly, animal-friendly, and even guest-friendly! Featuring extensive information on how to make any vegan wedding a hit with even the most doubtful attendee, this is the ideal guide for the ethical bride!
The Everything Guide to Reiki is a comprehensive resource for readers interested in this ancient Japanese hands-on therapy, which has been proven to reduce stress, promote healing, and enhance quality of life. Beyond learning the basics of Reiki's history, readers learn about the placing of hands, how to harness negative energy, promote a healthy immune system, and alleviate specific ailments such as chronic pain, digestive issues, infertility, and depression. Featuring a section on how to get certified and open up your own Reiki practice, The Everything Guide to Reiki is the ideal guide for readers interested in this ancient therapy.
The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends.Sloth: A Dictionary for the LazyThe real dictionary? Yawn. Too long. Don't bother tirelessly working through all those boring pages. The important stuff is rolled up right here in a collection perfect for the nightstand.
The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends.Gluttony: A Dictionary for the IndulgentReaders can devour word after word after word until they've had their fill. And then they can have some more. This bite-size book serves up a hefty sampling of juicy words. It's a wonderful treat for the Gluttonous.
The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends.Lust: A Dictionary for the InsatiableOnce just isn't enough. You'll want to ogle these entries multiple times, all night long. Nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, whatever their particular pleasure--or pleasures--they'll find 'em inside.
The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends.Wrath: A Dictionary for the EnragedAnger will never cause a loss of words again--as long as the Wrathful keep this reference clutched in their fists during their next fit. Speech will be their weapon as they launch a verbal assault on anyone who's wronged them.
The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends.Envy: A Dictionary for the JealousEveryone else will be turning green when the Envious reveal their desirable new vocabularies. From A to Z, each entry feeds the monster and makes it want that much more.
The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends.Greed: A Dictionary for the SelfishSurprisingly, it didn't claim every word in the OED (although if it could, it would). This pocket-sized dictionary swipes only the most worthy of syllables, as well as the reader's attention.
The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends.Pride: A Dictionary for the VainNo one enjoys lording over the uneducated with a pretty pointed vocabulary like the Prideful. Now each and every word they need to describe how much better they are is right at their fingertips.
When you hear the word "quickies," do you think of squeezing into the backseat or sharing a shower? If so, you've got a lot to learn--and this isn't the sex ed you learned in school.Forget the old standbys you've been frequenting since you first started getting frisky. This book puts you on top of your game with 150 unique, adrenaline-pumping locations guaranteed to please. From getting it on at the grocery store to knocking boots on a Ferris wheel, this irresistible sex guide will tell you not only where to seal the deal, but also how to do it without getting caught.The Joy of the Quickie: Why wait until later when you can do it now?
Sleep on the couch to make room for her gigantic pregnancy pillow Pass up tickets to the game since you'd "rather" register for the baby showerHaven't had sex since there was snow on the ground (and it's July)It may not make you sound like future father of the year, but there's one thing men everywhere can agree on: Pregnancy Sucks--for you.In this complete update of the bestselling first edition, Joanne and Jeff Kimes pair no-holds-barred humor with helpful advice to make sure you actually live to see the birth of your child.So whether you're sick of putting your foot in your mouth when you're trying to compliment her, you want the real scoop on what's going to go down in the delivery room (without the hospital-issued video), or you really just want a laugh (since "you" "volunteered" to give up drinking for the interminable nine months of her pregnancy), this book will tell you exactly what to do when that miracle of yours is making you totally, completely, just-cut-the-freakin'-cord-already! miserable.
That "glowing skin" everyone promised you looks remarkably similar to the hormonal acne you battled as a teenYour special bond with your husband? It means he can't sleep in the same room as you, thanks to your killer gasThe lady at the grocery store remarks "it must be any day now!" when you haven't finished your second trimesterYou debut the perfect name for your baby--which your mother-in-law immediately describes as "interesting" (complete with a wrinkled nose)There's no doubt about it: Pregnancy isn't all it's cracked up to be. In this complete update of the bestselling first edition, Joanne Kimes pairs no-holds-barred humor with helpful advice to get you through the next nine months with (some level of) your sanity intact.So whether you're looking for the scoop on hypnobirthing, you want to know a cure for your hemorrhoids, or you really just want a laugh (even if you might pee in your maternity leggings), this book will tell you exactly what to do when that miracle of yours is making you totally, completely, gestationally miserable.
It's not just Osama Bin Laden anymore.It's the people all around you - from coworkers to your next-door neighbor. From domestic terrorists and serial killers to troubled students and homicidal exes, violent people are living right here among us. But we don't have to count on patience and providence to get us through. In A Guide to Identifying Terrorists Through Body Language, renowned body-language expert and bestselling Toxic People author Dr. Lillian Glass reveals the visual cues, characteristics, and behaviors we need to identify the most dangerous people in our midst - in only seconds. In this book she teams up with former FBI Special Agent D. Vincent Sullivan where they both draw upon decades of experience. Her expertise in body language, vocal forensics, and behavioral analysis, and his experience as a former member of the Joint Terrorist Task Force provide you with the the same instruction, information, and insight they have provided to law enforcement, the justice system, and Homeland Security, among others. Complete with real-life scenarios and case studies, this groundbreaking handbook is the protection we upstanding citizens need to keep ourselves, our families, and our society free from harm.
It takes a lot more than top-notch cooking skills to launch and run a successful eatery. But if you're a hopeful chef or hungry entrepreneur looking to open the next hot spot, you'll find everything you need in this accessible guide! Written by veteran restaurant owner and manager Ronald Lee, this guide offers solid advice on how to:Secure financing and find the perfect site Develop an engaging marketing plan to build and keep a patron baseOperate an offbeat site like a food truck or rotating restaurantCreate an innovative and diverse menu Hire and manage wait, kitchen, and front-end staffAnd much, much more!Complete with the latest thinking on industry trends and how to make a realistic and achievable business plan, this practical resource will turn you into a restaurateur before you can say "Bon appetit!"
Panini sandwiches are quick and scrumptious mainstays of delis, coffee shops, and Italian restaurants, and now you can create your own restaurant-inspired panini sandwiches with this cookbook! Here you'll find 300 recipes, from traditional Italian sandwiches to grilled appetizers, desserts, and breakfasts. You'll prepare mouthwatering recipes, including:Eggplant, Peppers, and Pesto PaniniCilantro Lime Tilapia PaniniPeanut Butter and Chocolate Stuffed French ToastGrilled Vegetable WontonsLamb, Baba Ganoush, and Feta PaniniBlueberry Angel Food PaniniPanini expert Anthony Tripodi offers useful tips and techniques for perfect results every time. From simple to gourmet, these recipes are sure to be the next best thing since sliced, stuffed, and grilled bread!
Forget waiting for Mr. Right! You can go out and find "The One" yourself when you follow this plan. Celebrated relationship expert Dr. Janet Blair Page has distilled the very best of her acclaimed dating class at Emory University--the one covered by CNN, FOX, Good Morning America, and The Early Show--into this one-of-a-kind book. She's helped bring thousands of singles true love--and now it's your turn!Your To-Do List This Year:Today: Get to know yourself.Next Month: Figure out what you really want from your man.Month 3: Learn how to get out of your own way. Month 6: Take the field and find the right guy.Month 10: Make the big decision.Month 12: Get married!The power is yours--and with Dr. Page's guidance, you'll use that power to meet and marry your Perfect Guy. From designing the ultimate Spouse Shopping List to getting the right guy to commit, this tried-and-true method gives you the blueprint you need to take charge of your love life and find love that can last a lifetime--in only 12 months or less!
Misanthrope, n.: 1.) One who hates mankind; a curmudgeon; a loner; 2.) The guy in your office who responded to your e-mail of baby photos with "D-. Passing, but not college material"; 3.) A RealistFrom The Misanthrope's Guide to LifeIn this guide, you'll learn how to get away from the pain-in-the-asses who make you seriously consider investing in a fallout shelter and making it your new home. You'll take isolated comfort in these survival strategies, including how to:Conduct managed incoherence to get the delivery boy from the lobby to your doorTake a "French leave" in order to eat alone at workGet ousted from your kickball league by dressing as Magnum, P.I. for every gameGet back at the jerk yapping on his cell phone by reciting the lyrics to Harry Chapin's version of "Cat's in the Cradle"End a conversation by "Gwynething" (also known as playing the "I'm delightfully foreign" act) someone to deathThis is the survival guide you will be annoyed not to have.
Think you can spot the fake?Think again. It's going to be a lot harder than you think to pick out the BS. Each entry hides one well-crafted fib among a pair of unbelievable truths. And it's up to you to figure out what's fascinating and what's fabricated on everything from koala bears to Confucius to high-fructose corn syrup.Was Cleopatra the last Egyptian pharaoh?Can you really make diamonds out of tequila?Is the platypus actually poisonous?A flip of the page reveals whether you're right or wrong as well as more information on the true trivia--and why you might've fallen for the fake fact. You'll really need to know your sh*t if you plan on correctly calling bullsh*t.
Journey into virtually uncharted territory and discover the wonderful uses of fleece! Allow author Nancy Cornweel to lead you on a sewing expedition. Adventures with Polarfleece covers territories as fabric and garment care, sewing machine and serger basics, pattern choices and simple design changes. Included are 200 photographs and 150 color illustrations to guide you on a tour of quick and easy techniques for seams, ready-to-wear edge finishing and no-hassle zippers. Nancy also shows a safety technique on how to avoid the dreaded "frog mouth" buttonhole! Adventures with Polarfleece also includes a special excursion in ultrasuede - drawcords, patches, button loops, piping and pockets; sculpturing, polar pintucks and embroidery. A collection of fifteen projects are included. This sewing expedition has been photographed every step of the way and is clearly mapped and illustrated. Included are instructions for jackets, pull-overs, a cape, a five-minuet hat, blankets, pillows, exceptional accessories and more! Explore and discover the endless project possibilities for the entire family. Fleece is one of the sewing world's premier fabrics for comfort and warmth. It is easy to sew with beautiful results. Nancy Cornwell will lead you down a path of discovery filled with excitement, intrigue and inspiration. If the urge to explore is part of your nature, Adventures with Polarfleece is sure to generate great excitement. The heart of a fallen-away sewer will soon be recaptured and new sewers will be intrigued and inspired.
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