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On December 21, 2012, millions of people will watch the skies, holding their breaths. On that day, ancient Mayan prophecies foretell a profound change on Planet Earth. Some think it heralds the extinction of all life. Others believe humans will be lifted to a higher spiritual plane. Mayan expert Mark Heley covers such diverse topics as stellar convergences, crop circles, and the strange predictions by a mysterious civilization eleven centuries ago--prophecies that could determine our future! Among scores of contending theories, this easy-to-grasp guide cuts through the thicket of information and gives you a quick take on 2012.
"I cannot live with my life! I cannot life without my soul! I cannot live without my . . . lover!"Catherine and Heathcliff may have been doomed sweethearts from the start, but that's no reason to keep them from consummating their desperate desire for one another. In this smoldering, expanded edition of the brooding masterpiece, the star-crossed lovers seal their fiery fate with lovemaking as wild as the moors.From the first time the rough-and-tumble Heathcliff takes the haughty young Catherine in his arms, unleashing a sexual obsession that will never die, to their final lingering embrace beyond the grave, this is the self-same story of ruinous love that has always haunted you--once again, with sex scenes!
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife...in bed. Unfortunately, we've never been able to see Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam in flagrante delicto-until now. In this deliciously naughty updating of the beloved classic, you can peek behind the closed doors of Pemberley's sexiest master bedroom-and revel in the sexual delights of your favorite couple. From first kiss to orgasmic finish, this book is every Austen fan's dream come true-the story you love, with the heat turned up to high. It will come as no surprise that the dashing Mr. Darcy is as passionate and intense with his knickers off as he is with them on. And admit it, we've all wanted to see him sans knickers!
Whatever the problem, an asshole knows how to deal. And for those who don't-but want to-there's this guide. It takes the concepts covered in the bestselling original and applies them to everyday life. Now you can quit being a pansy and get what you want without looking like a douchebag. It's spelled out step by step. Need to sign a new account? Done. Score better seats to the playoff game? Handled. Pick up that girl at the bar? Easy when you're an asshole. Class was dismissed at the conclusion of A--holeology. Now it's time to take to the field with The Cheat Sheet.
Old dogs may have trouble with new tricks, but now canine brainiacs can use the laws of physics to master their corner of the universe. Complete with technical illustrations, graphs, and formulas, this book shows dogs how to:Bring down the mailman with the correct ratio of stealth and brute forcePoop strategically--indoors and out--by understanding variable-mass systems Open any cupboard with Newton's First LawPlay fetch by calculating velocity and maximum rangeCatch squirrels by accounting for friction, weight, and air resistanceAnd much, much more!With this hilariously prescriptive how-to, pooches of every size and temperament will learn to chase cars--and catch them!
The ship sails avast!I have lost the map, mateys!No shaking booty!Come sail the seven seas aboard the notorious Black Thunder! Landlubbers have a first-mate seat to the grizzly life of eighteenth-century pirates--as told by the surprisingly poetic if salty One One-Leg Sterling.Shiver me timbers, never before have we poppets been privy to the gritty goings-on of the rum-running, treasure-thieving, marauding masters of the open sea from the inside out. . . until now! From trading rum for buxom beauties to fighting those limey British bastards, this book reveals the swaggering derring-do of these plundering and treacherous buccaneers--17 syllables at a time!
The only thing better than growing marijuana is growing it fast. This lucrative cash crop is in great demand for its medicinal and recreational benefits--and with this easy-to-understand primer, you can realize profits from pot in less time than it takes to grow tomatoes. You can manufacture the greatest and grandest ganja when you learn how to:Grow top crops indoors or outGerminate seeds in as few as 24 hoursRotate vegetative and flowering cyclesCreate, fertilize, and de-pest the best soil mixturesHarvest and cure plants for saleWith this book as your guide, you will grow a great business in no time--literally!
Got a peanut butter cup, a Fruit Roll-Up, and a bag of chips? Voilà--Truffled Berry Praline Purses!Passing off a snack attack as fine food is as easy as a trip to the corner convenience store with this book. Featuring 51 clever photographically depicted recipes designed to turn the most disgusting of snacks into delicious(-looking) "gourmet" meals, you can fool even the most discerning palettes.But never mind impressing others! Since many of the ingredients are easy to find in a typical office vending machine, you can save money--and treat yourself to something special. (You are also encouraged to invest in a really great porcelain plate and some stellar silver to complete the experience.)
In a relationship, it's all about the give and take. He gives you plenty of opportunities to make fun of his embarrassing behavior and you take the high road--choosing a little white lie over raining on his socks-with-sandals parade. It's touching, really.It's true. You'd do anything for your modern-day Superman . . . whether it's cheering on his fantasy baseball team or complimenting his so-al-dente-it-crunches pasta. And when he's having a bad day, you're there to hug him, shower him with praise, and remind him that yes, Of Course You're Still Cool, Honey.
Do you get that sinking feeling that you are wasting cash whenever you're driving?Are you sick of gasoline prices increasing whenever gasoline companies feel like it?Are you becoming increasingly aware of how your car's gas usage is negatively impacting the environment? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this is the right book to crown you the king of your own road to savings. Author Ron Weiers's priceless advice guarantees to save you money in all facets of your driving. Whether you're behind the wheel, planning your next trip, researching a new vehicle, or considering adding aftermarket accessories to your car, this book has the information you need to drive efficiently, safely, and as inexpensively as possible.
A pre-diabetes diagnosis is a wake-up call. And with this book, you can make the lifestyle changes you need to ensure your good health. The book guides you not only through what to eat and when, but how to prepare delicious, healthy meals such as:Honey-Oat Bran BreadLayered Veggie CasseroleCold Roasted Red Pepper SoupRoasted Garlic Mashed PotatoesStrawberry-Banana SorbetReversing a diagnosis can be daunting, but with this guide, you learn to take the process one step--and one meal--at a time.
Gas grills. Riding lawn mowers. Pop-top beer cans.Forget fire and arrowheads and the wheel. The best tools invented by man are such wonders as beer, bikinis, and ESPN. And there's more where they came from, in this hilarious look at the stuff real men are made of:Chow and Suds (microwaves, vending machines, Tabasco sauce)Sports and Recreation (golf carts, cleats, shin guards)Household Gadgets (superglue, Swiss Army knives, Duct tape)Fun and Games (Pong, fantasy football, Wii)Out and About (drive-through restaurants, roller coasters, ATM machines)And More!With fun Man-tastic Facts (bits of trivia) and Man-Dates (important dates in manvention history), this book will remind you why it's great being a man!
You can never be too rich or too thin . . . or too happy, smart, young, sexy or stress-free. In this book, you'll find the daily tips, tricks, and tried-and-true tactics you need to be all these things--and more. Each day's entry offers advice for a different aspect of your life, such as:Monday: Only Use Cash or Checks to Make Sure You Save MoneyTuesday: Create a Happiness Blog to Record Life's Best MomentsWednesday: Eat Folic Acid to Be ThinnerThursday: Try Sage and Lemon Balm to Improve Your MemoryFriday: Pile on the Garlic to Fight Aging Saturday: To Spice Things Up, Create Your Arousal MapSunday: Tune Up Your Chakras to RelaxWith this book, you can transform yourself and your life--one day at a time!
Pomegranates. Whole-wheat pasta. Edamame. Everyone knows what food keeps them healthy and slim, but this book takes it a step further and helps you figure out what to consume at specific times to take the guesswork out of eating well.This go-to guide answers the question, "What should I eat when . . ."I have to get up early for a morning meeting, but I'm not really hungry?I didn't have a chance to eat dinner until 10 P.M., but know I shouldn't eat too late to avoid weight gain?I wake up starving in the middle of the night?Whether you are a busy executive, a new mom, or training for a marathon, this valuable resource provides meal plans as well as nutritional and weight loss tips to help you get the most from your food. Because, we may be what we eat, but WHEN we eat counts, too.
Susan Lucci, Al Gore, and the Buffalo Bills all received top billing by coming in second. But that's not normally the case--most runners-up dwell in obscurity.Finally, there's a book that celebrates the many unsung qualities of those who faltered on their way to the top! Inside, you'll discover little-known second-acts with entries that highlight their worthy achievements, such as:The second highest homerun hitterThe second man to set foot on the moonThe second most dangerous animal in the worldThe second-largest car rental chain (whose motto is fitting: "We try harder")With more than 200 accounts of almost-claims-to-fame, this book leaves trivia junkies of all ages feeling like they won a gold medal--not a booby prize.
A clean house means peace of mind. But who has the time to keep on top of it? Fortunately, this book breaks down home organization and gives busy families a solution. Unlike other decluttering books that press for perfection, this flexible guide features tips for each room in the house and helps you tackle your clutter in any way that works for you. With helpful icons that highlight quick tasks more suitable for weeknights as well as time-consuming jobs best left for the weekend, you will clean up and still have time for fun! After all, why spend all day cleaning when it's easy to do small things, like:Dump out the junk drawerToss unnecessary papersCorral kids' toysClean out the medicine cabinetBefore long, you will be able to clean up your act--one closet, one room, one day at a time!
For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to first draft in only twenty-six weeks! This guide covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an idea to finding an agent and submitting to publishers. This practical guide takes you through the ins and outs of writing and publishing your first book, including how to: Create authentic characters, engaging plotlines, and believable settings Edit for tone, structure, and pacing Find the right agent Market and sell your work to publishers Build a career as a novelist Complete with writing exercises, inspiring examples, and expert advice from bestselling novelists, this book is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the art, craft, and business of writing fiction.
Sure, everybody loves the movies. But how much do these movie enthusiasts really know about them? In this groundbreaking book, noted film critic Chris Barsanti gives you the most entertaining crash course in good film in a book--one movie a day. This is not just another greatest-movies celebration. Pairing cinema's lesser-seen gems alongside blockbusters, great early works from the pioneers of film alongside often-overlooked films from great directors, Barsanti unveils the movies that all true cineastes must see--for everyone's viewing pleasure. Filmology: So you can watch your way to an education in film!
There's nothing they hate more than bad home décor, cheap vodka, and men who take off their shirts but shouldn't (especially when those things happen all at once!). They believe they're unique, yet somehow they're all exactly the same, bitching about Prop 8 and lamenting the sad fact that Bradley Cooper is straight. A day without Bravo TV, disco music, frantic texting, and just the right designer clothes makes them want to off themselves.Well, it's not quite that extreme, but it's definitely Stuff that Makes a Gay Heart Weep.In this laugh-out-loud guide to the dislikes of millions, the author shows in 150 succinct entries that it's just not fair for Caucasians to have all the fun! You are invited to kick back, pour yourself a Ketel One on the rocks, and get lost in the bitchiest bitch-fest west of the West Village and this side of the Castro.
There's more to marijuana than smoking it. And in this one-stop, one-stoke resource, you'll learn it all. With more than 800 entries covering everything from Afghan Kush to Zombieland, this awesome collection of all things cannabis is packed with information and illustrations every stoner should know, including:Why the subtle flavor of bubbleberry makes it a rich pothead's drug of choiceHow to properly make a bong out of a coconut for maximum highnessHow high you should be to watch a Jack Black movieThe real way to get stoned at festivals like the Hash BashWhy Barack Obama and Michael Phelps are really role modelsIt's the reference no stoner should be without! This book gives you what you need to know to be at the head of the class--at least while you're passing around a joint.
In this fully expanded and updated third edition of the bestselling classic, you learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it. You'll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it happens, respond to abusers safely and appropriately, and most important, lead a happier, healthier life.In two all-new chapters, Evans reveals the Outside Stresses driving the rise in verbal abuse - and shows you how you can mitigate the devastating effects on your relationships. She also outlines the Levels of Abuse that characterize this kind of behavior - from subtle, insidious put-downs that can erode your self-esteem to full-out tantrums of name-calling, screaming, and threatening that can escalate into physical abuse.Drawing from hundreds of real situations suffered by real people just like you, Evans offers strategies, sample scripts, and action plans designed to help you deal with the abuse - and the abuser.This timely new edition of The Verbally Abusive Relationship puts you on the road to recognizing and responding to verbal abuse, one crucial step at a time!
Vegans. Skateboarders. Trekkies. The Cult of the Individual is alive and well and expressing itself all over America--and this book proves it. With this enlightening (and sometimes frightening) field guide, you'll delve into the customs, mores, and motivations behind every type of fan, geek, and superfreak, including:SwingersHackersDungeon MastersHappening ArtistsCryptozoologistsUtopiansBohemiansShrinersOenophilesDeadheadsFrom music to food, sports to fashion, there are people who take their "hobbies" to an extreme the rest of us can only imagine. With this book, you'll get a bird's-eye view of these hobbies gone wild--from sea to shining sea!
Spurred by President Obama, the Small Business Association has stepped up its loan program to companies around the nation. But to receive an SBA-guaranteed loan, firms must navigate a complex course of processes, qualifications, documentation, and approvals.You need this new edition of Charles Green's invaluable book to chart the best way to apply for and get an SBA loan. Green wastes no time in showing: Why an SBA loan guarantee is a good option in tough economic timesHow to choose the right bank at a time when many banks have failed and credit is tightWhat the new rules and regulations say about the paperwork and documentation loan applicants must supplyIn today's turbulent economic climate, solid financial backing is the key to small business survival. And this fully updated guide to SBA loans will help you land it.
"[Mr. Lemoine's] desserts . . . verge on spectacular."--The New York TimesWhip up a quick dessert to celebrate Coconut Torte Day on March 13!Stock up on vermouth to celebrate Dry Martini Day on June 19!Up for fried seafood? October 2 is National Fried Scallops Day!With this fabulously fun cookbook, every day is a holiday--that is, a national food holiday! In this book, acclaimed chef and Food Network competitor Yvan D. Lemoine shares recipes with a trademark exuberance that invites you to the party! You'll be treated to interesting food trivia alongside easy-to-follow instructions for how to make such mouthwatering goodies as Salted Caramel Popcorn (for Popcorn Day, January 19), Almond Madeleines (for Almond Day, February 16), Spinach and Artichoke Dip (for Artichoke Heart Day, March 16), and many more for each month that follows.Packed with a refreshing, random mix of recipes associated with each day of the year and festive full-color photos throughout, this delightfully uncommon cookbook is sure to tempt the tastebuds of foodies and free-spirits alike!
Today's new pressure cookers are the modern cook's ultimate time-saver--and now you can slash cooking time 70 percent and cut costs at the same time! In this one-of-a-kind collection, you'll find hundreds of delicious, nutritious recipes that won't break the bank, including:Rosemary Pork Shoulders with ApplesChicken BordeauxCatfish in Creole SauceSwiss Chard and Vegetables in Parmesan SauceMolten Fudge Pudding CakeFor that slow-cooked taste in far less time, this cookbook is the perfect solution for busy cooks on a budget!
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