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Being a single mother isn't easy--but with The Complete Single Mother, Third Edition, it just got easier. Long the most popular source of encouragement and advice for single moms, this engaging, enlightening guide explores such important issues as: finances; dealing with the absent father; custody; dating and remarriage; and much more. With a new chapter devoted to children with special needs, as well as inspirational sidebars about famous single mothers, this updated classic is the supportive, one-stop handbook you'll turn to again and again!
At last you've found him, your prince charming, your Mr. Right, your knight on a white horse...or at least you think you have. You're pretty sure he's the one, but how can you be sure? Invariably, at some point after the exchange of phone numbers (but before the exchange of rings), a woman wonders to herself, "Is he really the one for me?" With this no-holds-barred guide, you'll learn the truth about your relationship-for better or worse-before it's too late. Relationship expert Alison James gets down to the nitty-gritty, to help you determine if your man of the moment is better suited for a one-night stand or a life-long commitment. Packed with prescriptive information, hilarious quotes, and real-life insights, this one-of-a-kind book will help you answer the tough questions, make the right decisions, and determine once and for all if you are truly Better Off Wed?
Whale. Heifer. Fatty. These are the names Sharon Wheatley heard every day during middle school. By high school she topped the scales at 230 pounds. Sneaking into the garage late at night to scarf down frozen cupcakes from the freezer while her family slept, Sharon kept on eating--and kept on dreaming of Broadway. Discouraged at every turn by friends and family alike, "Little Miss Sunshine" stayed positive and kept her dream alive. Even when her own father told her, "Sexy sells, and fat isn't sexy," Sharon endured. Despite her weight, she got into the prestigious Cincinnati Conservatory of Music--where they told her she'd never land a leading role. They were all wrong. In this touching memoir, readers follow Sharon as she transforms herself from a tortured-on-the-inside, all-smiles-on-the-outside, obese teenager to the confident young woman who, against all odds, takes Broadway by storm. Rising above her greatest critics and detractors, Sharon achieves her lifelong dream. A story that is sure to touch teens and adults alike, 'Til the Fat Girl Sings is a compelling, honest story that shows readers good girls don't always finish last--and leading roles don't always go to the most popular girl in school.
Conventional wisdom says that women are the manipulative ones - but tell that to the thousands of desperate women suffering at the hands of a manipulative man. Men can be just as sneaky, passive-aggressive, needy, underhanded, whiny, guilt-inducing, and emotionally demanding as women are accused of being - and more so!As any woman in love with a manipulative man can tell you, it's not easy to get past his charm and your guilt to a place where you can see your relationship for what it is - out of balance, extraordinarily stressful, emotionally exhausting, and potentially dangerous. The Manipulative Man is a groundbreaking prescription for dealing with the manipulative men in your life by using:Tests to help you determine if you are involved with a mama's boy, narcissist, sociopath, or even a psychopathTechniques for defining and setting boundaries with your manTools to help you improve their relationshipAnd more!In The Manipulative Man, acclaimed psychotherapist Dr. Dorothy McCoy shows you how to identify the type of manipulative man you're involved with, deal with the issues his behavior provokes, and, ultimately, salvage the relationship - or move on.
In this revolutionary book, psychologist and novelist Karen E. Peterson presents an easy, effective way to beat writer's block in only ten days. Based on new brain research and sound psychological principles, this innovative program shows writers how to conquer writer's block using such methods as: exercises to conquer the "write-or-flight" response; techniques to create that elusive "writing mood"; parallel monologue and interior dialogue to jump-start the writing process; checklists to see which side of the brain is blocking you; a template for establishing writing as a part of your daily life; motivation "to-go"--so that writers can write anywhere, any time; and more! With case examples and a healthy dollop of humor, Write. will help both seasoned and neophyte writers to enjoy the process of sending their creativity--and productivity--soaring to new heights.
In the tradition of An Exaltation of Larks and Crazy English comes a book about words guaranteed to pique the interest of word lovers everywhere. From abolitionism to zoroastrianism, ISMs make up some of the most interesting, mysterious, and obscure words in the English language. In this entertaining, engaging, and enlightening little book, word lovers will discover the true meanings of these words--along with the often bizarre etymologies, mythologies, and the common and not-so-common usage behind them. This comprehensive book covers more than 200 of these intriguing ISMs.
While the art of witchcraft is uniquely personal, an underlying code of ethics and principles binds its serious practitioners together. For the first time, this code is defined in terms everyone can understand. In A Witch's 10 Commandments, renowned Wiccan author Marian Singer uses the ubiquitous biblical rules to frame the 10 tenets witches should live by. These tenets incorporate aphorisms common to the New Age, Neo-Pagan movement, such as: Thou art God/Goddess As Above, so Below; as Within, so Without Spirit abides in all things; Names have power; Maintain an attitude of gratitude; Honor the ancestors, your elders, teachers, and leaders; All life is sacred; All acts of love and pleasure are sacred; Whatever you send out, returns three fold; Love is the law Love under will Work for the greatest good; and harm none. Accompanying each commandment are practical spiritual exercises for everyday issues, such as controlling an over-heated temper, supporting elders and teachers, giving back to the earth, and more. With A Witch's 10 Commandments in your library, you have a solid blueprint for ethical practice, allowing you to walk the ancient path of the witch in today's world.
Lots of piano books offer either in-depth analysis or quick gimmicks that don't really teach music theory. But The Only Basic Piano Instruction Book You'll Ever Need is different. For students who want to learn the basics and dive right into playing, this book skips all the unnecessary trivia on the history of pianos and avoids lengthy digressions on classical and contemporary musicians. Instead, it focuses specifically on piano instruction and includes the basics of musical terms, definitions, note-reading structure, and time and key signatures; the foundations for chords and more complicated note constructs; exercises and sample pieces of music that range from playing simple notes to combining harmony and melody; and much more! Perfect even for those starting from scratch, The Only Basic Piano Book You'll Ever Need makes learning to play a cinch.
Narratives on famous guitarists and the extra details on guitar history are fine, but that's not what readers need or want when they are eager to master their new guitar. The Only Basic Guitar Instruction Book You'll Ever Need jumps straight into teaching beginners note reading, hand positions, and other essentials, including how to hold their guitar properly and pick notes with their right hand; progress beyond the basics to integrate playing with both hands; shift positions, play harmony, and understand chord structures; and more! Although learning the guitar can seem intimidating, this easy-to-use, step-by-step guide is simple enough even for novices, who can start picking simple tunes and learn to play chords in no time.
Naughty Spells/Nice Spells is a genuinely unique offering in this time-honored category. Tailored for readers' naughty sides and nice sides, both halves of this adorable volume feature a collection of simple, effective spells and charms anyone can whip up at home in no time.Plus! Naughty Spells/Nice Spells boasts a unique spell rating that helps readers determine just how naughty - or nice - they'd like to be:Silver spell = niceFog spell = mischievousSmoky spell = slightly naughtyNimbus spell = naughtyFilled with all-occasion spells for love, prosperity, and happiness, Naughty Spells/Nice Spells is the perfect book for anyone looking to bring more love, luck, and magick into their lives.
Streetwise Guide to Selling on eBay shows all the ins and outs of getting started in this lucrative sales channel. Readers will learn the best ways to conduct eBay transactions; track inventory and profits; market products to beat the competition; maximize profits; and much more. From developing an eBay business plan to increasing visibility once the business is up and running, this one-stop resource is all readers need to make their online business a success!
The soft clacking of needles, the repetitive looping of yarn--you've fallen under the spell of knitting. For you, and for knitters the world over, this ancient craft is more than just a hobby, it's a soothing practice whose pacing, rhythm, and mystery echo that of its sister in poetry, the haiku. Written just for you, the passionate knitter, Knit One, Haiku Too is a tribute to all that you love about knitting: the creativity, the meditation, the contemplation. Sister knitter Maria Fire takes you on a journey through stories, reflections, and haiku. Whether you've been knitting for a few days or a few decades, you're sure to find inspiration in these spellbinding stitches.
The Gurkhas have fought on behalf of Britain and India for nearly two hundred years. As brave as they are resilient, resourceful and cunning, they have earned a reputation as devastating fighters, and their unswerving loyalty to the Crown has always inspired affection in the British people. There are also now up to 40,000 Gurkhas in the million-strong army of modern India. But who are the Gurkhas? How much of the myth that surrounds them is true? Award-winning historian Chris Bellamy uncovers the Gurkhas' origins in the Hills of Nepal, the extraordinary circumstances in which the British decided to recruit them and their rapid emergence as elite troops of the East India Company, the British Raj and the British Empire. Their special aptitude meant they were used as the first British 'Special Forces'. Bellamy looks at the wars the Gurkhas have fought this century, from the two world wars through the Falklands to Iraq and Afghanistan and examines their remarkable status now, when each year 11,000 hopefuls apply for just over 170 places in the British Army Gurkhas. Extraordinarily compelling, this book brings the history of the Gurkhas, and the battles they have fought, right up to date, and explores their future.
Kate is in the not necessarily sad limbo of widowhood when Big Murdo and Wee Murdo arrive in her kitchen with alarming news. Hasn't she heard about her daughter Mhairi's marriage? Confronting Mhairi on her return from college, Kate finds that she is indeed married, and what's more, has a baby on the way. But the husband isn't the father, and the father is nowhere to be found... Circling at the very edge of this picture is Jamie, a homeless young man fleeing ghosts of his own. When Mhairi is driven to a terrible act, his path briefly crosses the women's, with surprising consequences. Offering a wry contemporary perspective on Highland life, Upstairs in the Tent is a warm, forgiving novel about people's need to find their home in the world.
You're not alone. Millions of smart, sexy, and sane women lust after Bad Boys - and unfortunately, they pay the price. These irresistible rogues can drive you wild with sexual abandon, emotional frustration, the will to submit, and the need to conquer. You know wicked smiles and fleeting attention are not the foundation for loving relationships. But how do you stop pouncing Naughty and start playing Nice?With Kristina Grish's clever, prescriptive 12-step recovery plan, you can learn to reject the Bad Boy - and fall hard for a Nice Guy. Packed with former addickt testimonials, advice from Bad Boys and Nice Guys alike, and Kristina's own recovery story, Addickted offers the total program you need to kick your toxic dating habits once and for all.
Politics is an inevitable, legitimate, and even beneficial aspect of corporate and organizational life. Hard work and good ideas are not enough to ensure success-your ability to win allies and head off resistance is what really matters in today's corporate environment. If you don't garner support for your ideas, you could become an organizational casualty. Get Them on Your Side outlines how to: Assess allies and resistors; Build coalitions; Negotiate support; and Understand the agendas of other. Get Them on Your Side, written by Samuel B. Bacharach--the McKelvey-Grant chair in the Department of Organizational Behavior at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations--builds your political competence with fascinating illustrations from the worlds of business, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations. With Get Them on Your Side, you'll develop the specific leadership skills you need to get results--now.
Been There, Done That, Kept the Jewelry helps you take a no-nonsense look at your dating history, including the most common types of guys you're sure to have encountered. No matter how much of a dud he turned out to be, you certainly learned something from dating him, right? This book will show you how to put those mistakes to work for you and create your own, highly personal, and totally effective plan for finding Mr. Right. You'll analyze your exes and learn why you chose a loser like that for fabulous you; identify--and end!--harmful dating patterns; create a foolproof Essentials list that will start you on the path to your dream guy; and much more! The most precious gem of all--a bright future with the man of your dreams--is within your reach! All you've got to do is put those tarnished costume jewels of relationships past behind you, and set your sights on something truly brilliant.
As a Christian, you know that the experiences that brought you to accept Jesus as your personal Savior are among the most significant of your spiritual life. In His Forever, Christians just like you share the extraordinary stories of their coming to Christ. This moving and inspiring anthology, the first collection of such testimonials, gives voice to the transforming power of the conversion experience for Christians everywhere-and the lasting effect of Jesus on their lives.
The Ultimate Guide to Learning Spanish ASAP! Is your Spanish vocabulary limited to "Hola" and "Adios"? Don't know the difference between "pero" and "para"? Whether you are traveling to a Spanish-speaking country or just want a jumpstart to learning Spanish for a class, you need to learn how to "hablar español"--and fast! Learn Spanish in a Hurry is your ideal pocket-sized primer to learning this essential language, with such quick lessons as Basic survival Spanish, Grammar exercises and sentence structuring, Verb conjugation and tables, and Written Spanish. Ideal for those who speak limited or no Spanish whatsoever, Learn Spanish in a Hurry makes mastering Spanish basics a snap!
Many leaders spend time getting people on their side--only to drop the ball by failing to keep them on their side. The key to long-term success in any organization is maintaining momentum for ideas and initiatives. Keep Them on Your Side addresses the critical issue of how to keep people on your side and how to sustain momentum so that you can achieve your goals. Developing an agenda, identifying allies and resistors, and assembling a coalition are only the first steps to instigating change--you need to figure out how to keep people on your side so that you can move your project across the finish line. While many books focus on initiating or managing change in the short term, Keep Them on Your Side is the first book to address maintaining organizational momentum for projects and agendas--and managing change for the long haul.
Twelve years ago Matthew "the Rocket" Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he plummeted from the pinnacle of esteem. Falsely accused of a heinous crime with irrefutable evidence, it seemed in an instant all was lost--his reputation, his career, his freedom, and most devastatingly, the love of his life. Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, Matthew leaves prison with one goal--to find his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his Gardi, Georgia, hometown to learn that Audrey has taken shelter from the media with the nuns at a Catholic school. There she has discovered a young man with the talent to achieve the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Although helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and--if discovered--reincarceration for life, he'll take the chance with hope of winning back Audrey's love.
An instant #1 New York Times bestseller for six weeks, Bishop T.D. Jakes's smash-hit INSTINCT shows readers how to tap into their God-given intuition to achieve ultimate success. Whether you call it following your heart, a gut feeling, a hunch or intuition, instinct-the inner knowledge bubbling up from a wellspring of wisdom within-can lead to a bigger, elephant-sized life.Combining social, business and personal examples with biblical insights, in INSTINCT Bishop Jakes shows readers how to rediscover their natural aptitudes and reclaim the wisdom of their past experiences. Knowing when to close a deal, when to take a risk, and when to listen to their hearts will become possible when they're in touch with the instincts that God gave them. If readers are ready to unlock the confines of where they are, and discover where they were meant to be, then INSTINCT is their key! how to experience the satisfaction of a life well lived. If you long to conquer the jungles of life, INSTINCT offers the personal and professional tools needed to navigate your course successfully and according to God's design.
Nearly half of all new businesses fail within the first two years. To beat these odds, your new business needs a plan. Streetwise Business Plans shows you how to create a professional business plan in no time flat. This book explains how to use a business plan to establish a sound business, develop a complete marketing strategy, and forecast change. This updated edition of a long-standing successful title provides multiple samples of prewritten text for every part of your plan and includes two complete sample business plans. Whether you're expanding an established enterprise or opening a one-person shop, the best way to get your new business off to a good start is with Streetwise Business Plans! The e-book version of this title does not include a CD.
Have you ever wondered how to get a flirtatious Gemini to commit? Satisfy a Scorpio's insatiable sexual appetite? Persuade a thrifty Taurus to take you out on a real date? Shakespeare once wrote, "All is fair in love and war." Fortunately, your battleplan is in the stars. Following up on the success of Astrologically Incorrect, expert astrologer-with-an-attitude Terry Marlowe shows you how to win your lover's heart, keep 'em mesmerized in the bedroom, and wield power in personal relationships. Astrologically Incorrect for Lovers exposes the fetishes, neuroses, and relationship hang-ups of every sign of the zodiac. If you're looking for insight to coax and coerce your lover into asking you out, popping the question, or simply screwing the cap back on the toothpaste, this irreverent guide is all you need. With Astrologically Incorrect for Lovers under your pillow you'll be able to charm and manipulate any lover under the sun.
If you want to have all your friends laughing hysterically at your jokes, the Jumbo Jokes and Riddles Book is for you! Featuring hilarious knock-knock jokes and brain-scratching riddles, this book is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Not just any joke book, the Jumbo Jokes and Riddles Book will provide you with hours of jumbo fun. The e-book version of this title does not include stickers.