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You are mistaken for a prostitute . . .You fart during yoga class . . .Your boyfriend has been posting pictures of his penis online . . .. . . And all you can say is OMG!But then what? In this laugh-out-loud funny guide, gossip queen Deborah Baer gives you the wildest, wittiest, even witchiest solutions to the dramas and traumas that make you say, "Oh my God!"So the next time your boyfriend asks you what you think about getting a boob job, or your former BFF hits "reply all" and "accidentally" spills your deepest, darkest secret to the entire world, don't cry out for divine intervention. Just consult your OMG! advisor and you'll know just what to do--any place, anywhere, any time!
With 150 original recipes, menu plans, and dieting tips, you'll get a comprehensive tour of the Mediterranean diet! By combining nutrient-rich vegetables, healthful olive oils, and plenty of exercise, this lifestyle can help you shed pounds and prevent myriad diseases. Here, you'll learn how to adopt heart-healthy habits and create recipes like:Chicken Tagine with Whole-Wheat CouscousWhite Bean and Tomato PizzaGrilled Fennel ShrimpPancetta with PeachesHazelnut Ricotta CakeBy learning the science behind better eating and how to utilize the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid, you will eat your way to better health--and feel like a Greek god or goddess in the process!
With one in four people describing themselves as "vegetarian-inclined" and pressure cookers experiencing a comeback, the need is greater than ever for this cookbook! These amazing appliances can cut cooking time by as much as half! Here, popular food bloggers and chef team Amy and Jeff Snyder help readers create such memorable dishes as:Thai Carrot SoupMashed Eggplant and Tomato SaladCreole JambalayaWhole-Wheat Fettuccine with Mushroom Cream SauceMoroccan-Spiced Red LentilsPort-Poached FigsPacked with 300 recipes and a full work-up of nutritional information, health-conscious foodies--vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike--will be whipping up mouthwatering meals for friends and family every night of the week!
Your dog must be larger than a toaster. Tip well. Never use the word "blossom." Outperform the GPS. Know how to chug a beer (and know that you shouldn't). Always hold the door. Never use emoticons.These are The Maxims of Manhood. They cover every aspect of life: women, sports, sex, the office, family, entertainment, fashion, fitness, and more women. Some of these you'd expect. Some you wouldn't, as they usher in amodern code of masculinity (Your favorite book may not be The Da Vinci Code). In a series of 100 essays, the rules are analyzed, explained, vigorously defended and openly mocked. Every rule has an authorized exception. Except the ones that don't.This book might not be for you. It's only intended for people who fall into one of these seven buckets: 1) you are a man; 2) you will become a man; 3) you were once a man; 4) you are related to a man; 5) you are dating or have married a man; 6) you think that in the future, perhaps, you will date or marry a man; 7) you know, or think that at some point you will know--whether casually or formally--a man.
Want to learn more about organic food? Curious about alternative power sources? Want to do your part to help save the environment? The way that you live, work, travel, eat, drink, and dress affects the earth and the environment-and this concise, eye-opening book gives you all the tools you need to live a "green" lifestyle. The Everything Green Living Book shows you how to: Get involved in Earth Day through grassroots efforts or volunteering; Build or buy a green house; Use and select nontoxic cleaning supplies; Reap the benefits of organic foods; Utilize nonpollutant modes of transportation; Recycle more efficiently and find all-natural clothing and personal care items; Educate your children on the green lifestyle. This Earth-conscious manual is your introduction to the green lifestyle-so you can help the Earth prosper for another 4.5 billion years!
Why did the chicken cross the road? Knock, knock. Who's there? What do you get when you...? As kids guess the answers, they're sure to get the giggles! With this book, little ones will look forward to sharing the jokes with parents, teachers, and siblings--and even coming up with some variations of their own! In addition to hundreds of rib-tickling jokes, readers will love: Head-scratching brain teasers Funny knock-knock jokes Hysterical puzzles Ridiculous riddles And much, much more! Amid the jokes, kids also find information on how to deliver the perfect punch line and how their favorite comics got started telling jokes. Every budding comic needs a little help getting started, and this book is the perfect go-to for getting laughs!
Don't know a tweet from a tweep? Wondering how to get a Second Life? Curious about creating a Facebook profile? Join the social media movement! With The Everything® Guide to Social Media, you'll master the lingo, tools, and techniques you need to use all forms of social media. Written in friendly, nontechnical language by acclaimed reporter John K. Waters, this highly accessible handbook covers the full range of social media services, including: Messaging and communication (Blogger, Twitter); Communities and social groups (Facebook, MySpace, Friendster); Location-based social networking (Foursquare); News and tagging (Digg, StumbleUpon); Collaboration and cooperation (Wikipedia, Wikispaces); Photos and video sharing (Flickr, YouTube); Opinion and reviews (Yelp, Epinions). With this guide, you'll become comfortable with social media--and learn how to expand your presence online. With a special section on leveraging the power of social networks to build or grow a business, this up-to-the-minute guide is everything you need to walk the talk online--one wiki at a time!
Day trading can be perilous or profitable--depending upon the expertise of the trader. In this no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners guide, you learn how the market works and how to make it work for you. From screening stocks to conducting technical analyses, you learn everything active traders need to succeed in this tumultuous world, including:What goes on behind the scenes in the marketHow things can go wrong and how to reduce riskWhich kind of technical analyses work--and whyThe best research and trading services to turn to for helpThe ins and outs of chart patterns, like Candlesticks, Triangles, and Head and ShouldersWith real-life examples that illustrate the ups and downs inherent in this high-risk, high-profit business, this guide is all you need to trade wisely, quickly, and lucratively, no matter how new you are to the challenging game of day trading.
Where's the fun? It's in this book! Kids will love searching through 100 puzzles as they seek out pictures in hidden places such as: A dragon's lair A teacher's messy classroom A Mayan kingdom A Fourth of July parade A pumpkin patch And many, many more! Picking out pictures from a busy background helps kids identify shapes and objects while providing endless entertainment. In this brand-new book, seasoned puzzlemaker Beth L. Blair sends kids on a picture-finding adventure they'll never forget!
What's for dinner? Check the freezer! This cookbook gives you the tools needed to prepare and freeze delicious home-cooked meals. You're taught a variety of methods for filling your freezers with recipes like:Apricot Walnut-Stuffed ChickenSalmon Patties with Dill SauceCheese & Rice Enchiladas with Salsa VerdeGarlic Parmesan RollsChocolate Banana PopsiclesIn addition to saving time, you'll be armed with money-saving tips and complete nutritional information. With everything you need to succeed, you can dive into the world of freezer cooking and enjoy the tremendous time- and money-saving benefits it brings to your life!
The Dismal Science. The Worldly Philosophy. The Science of Scarcity. Most people think economics is one of the most challenging and complex fields of study. But with this book, it doesn't have to be! You will learn how the U.S. economy works in unbiased, easy-to-understand language. And you can learn it without the complex equations, arcane graphs, and technical jargon you'll find in most economic texts. David A. Mayer and Melanie E. Fox explain: Why and how we trade How the government intervenes in markets Unemployment and inflation Supply and demand Competitive, financial, and foreign exchange markets How the economy is measured You will also learn about the causes and fallout of the recent recession and how global climate change may transform the way our economy operates. Most important, with this introduction, you'll learn how our complex and dynamic economy affects the way we actually live our lives.
Change a diaper? Soothe a crying baby? Function on just a few hours of sleep? Anything moms can do, dads can do--with a little help!Becoming a father is a colossal event in a man's life. For nine months, he thought about, worried about, and dreamed about his new child, and finally his little bundle of joy is here. So, now what? This all-in-one guide shows new dads how to:Bond with their new babyInterpret baby's criesBe supportive to their partnerHandle the changes to their relationship and sex lifeChildproof the housePlus, this new edition features updated advice on safety issues like vaccinations, financial issues like health insurance and retirement, and cool high-tech gadgets to track and treasure each moment of their new baby's life. Complete with medical advice and practical information, this is the new dad's key to raising a happy and healthy baby.
God enters into a covenant with every one of us, and promises fruitful rewards to those of us who remain true to our pledge. The Bible is filled with these divine commitments--and in A Cup of Comfort Book of Bible Promises, you'll not only find the promises, but also true stories of Christians whose lives have been changed as a result of ful-filling them. These encouraging, faith-affirming accounts reveal how we can seek trust and comfort in the Lord's words, seeing us through trying times. A Cup of Comfort Book of Bible Promises celebrates the success of fulfilled covenants--and delivers hope to those who find strength and inspiration in all the books of the Bible.
Switching to a low-GI diet is the key to losing weight--and keeping it off, especially for those suffering from obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. With this new edition of the classic cookbook, registered dietician LeeAnn Smith shows you how to prepare low-GI meals that are as tasty as they are healthy, including: Tomato and Feta Frittata Asian Sesame Lettuce Wraps Barley Risotto with Mushroom and Thyme Ginger Beef and Napa Cabbage Braised Chicken with White Beans and Kale Dark Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons With a foreword by a weight-loss specialist at the UCLA School of Medicine, this is the only cookbook you need to master the art and science of preparing and enjoying good food--that's good for you!
Lowering high cholesterol involves more than just taking medication or trying to eat healthier. It entails a complete lifestyle overhaul. In this guide, Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi helps you make the changes that can mean the difference between life or death. He explains:How cholesterol and heart disease are relatedWhat dietary changes you can make to lower your cholesterolWhy some cholesterol is actually goodHow a family history of cholesterol can be a contributing factorThe benefits of exercising at a moderate levelThis updated edition includes 100 heart-healthy recipes as well as expanded information on meal planning and exercise. Dr. Khaleghi puts the responsibility in your hands, arming you with all the tools that you need to live a happy, healthier life.
Writing for kids is fun and rewarding--if you can break into the fiercely competitive world of children's book publishing. With this guide, you'll learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher. Whether you have a basic idea or a manuscript ready to go, you'll find all you need to build a successful career as a children's book author. This clear and concise guide helps you:Formulate an original idea, create an outline, and write the bookLearn the basics of children's storytelling, from point of view to story pacingFind helpful writing workshops and conferencesDesign a winning book proposal, get an agent, and negotiate a contractCreate a marketing and publicity planUse professional and social networking sites to promote your bookFull of eye-opening insider information and invaluable writing advice, this book should be on every aspiring author's bookshelf!
Infertility can be a frustrating and heartbreaking disorder compounded by complicated treatments and so-called miracle cures on the market. But couples who have trouble conceiving need all their options laid out in one convenient guide. In this book, you'll find the medical and holistic information you need to conceive and bear a happy, healthy child, such as: Side effects of the latest fertility drugs Yoga poses that aid fertilityWhat to expect when seeing a fertility expertBirth rates associated with various treatmentsCoping methods for dealing with lossWith this authoritative and friendly guide, getting pregnant doesn't have to be a stressful process. Armed with knowledge and reassurance, you will be ready to make the choices that work best for you and start you family, today.
This book is a tongue-in-cheek guide to words that any well-educated, witty person should be able to drop into cocktail conversation. The reader is encouraged to toss off words such as "disestablishmentarianism," "descant," and "autodidactic" -words that will make the user sound learned, intellectual, and wise. For those who want to improve the quality and sophistication of their speech and writing, this is the book to keep on the nightstand.
There's an old-fashioned solution to the problem of fresh produce going bad. Store fruits and veggies in a root cellar or other cold storage location! This book provides you with step-by-step plans on how to build a root cellar--or utilize the one you've got. Professional farmer Catherine Abbott teaches you:How to effectively organize your root cellarWhere to store fruits and vegetables in unconventional placesWhat the best fruits and vegetables are for storingWays to preserve, dry, and freeze a variety of foods to enjoy all winter longRecipes for fresh fruits, berries, veggies, and herbs to cook all year round Featuring illustrations for building root cellars as well as a full nutritional breakdown for all 150 recipes, you will love this comprehensive guide. Before long, you'll know how to provide yourself and your family with great nutritious foods all year long!
Turn dreams into goals and goals into reality with this dictionary! With this valuable guide you'll learn to channel the power of the Law of Attraction as you sleep. You'll identify your own symbolic dream language, and access the secrets of your subconscious. Once you realize your true desires, you can apply Law of Attraction principles and dream your way to:Create healthy relationshipsAttract success in your careerManifest an abundance of wealthFind--and keep--the perfect partnerEliminate stress and improve your healthWith more than 800 dream symbols and themes, this comprehensive resource is all you need to make your dreams come true!
Whether you need help solving equations or determining the slope of a line, this guide gives you the tools you need to find your answers! Beginning with the basics, you will learn and practice all the skills needed to enhance your algebra expertise.This comprehensive guide covers all the key concepts, including:Variables and expressionsLinear equations and inequalitiesMonomials and polynomialsExponentsRational expressionsThe Pythagorean theoremArea and perimeterGraphs and chartsInside you'll find hundreds of examples to illustrate the basics and plenty of exercises to ensure mastery of these fundamentals. No matter if you're a student looking for a companion to your textbook, or a curious learner who's been away from the classroom too long, this will be your indispensable algebra primer.
Becoming happier is easier than you think. With this practical, hands-on guide to all things joyful, you can bliss out in no time. You'll learn how to:Lighten up--once and for allWork shorter and play longerPractice pleasing yourself firstAttract more fun-friendly people Go from dull routine to dynamic lifestyleMaster the pleasure principleFind meaning moment by momentForgive, forget, and follow your blissReinvent your happy selves, one day at a timeThis book is all you need to be all you can be, happily!--starting now.
There's no such thing as too much good sex. But life gets in the way and many of us don't have nearly as much sex--or adventurous sex--as we would like. But with this book, you will get the erotic nudge you need to get it on--each and every day! This deliciously salacious daybook offers you a cornucopia of sensual delights--from wild and wicked readings and exercises to steamy tips and techniques designed to fire up every desire and satisfy every sexual fantasy. With this guide, you can call upon every aspect of your sexual nature--heart, mind, body, and soul--and experience a climactic connection and contentment unlike any you've ever had before, in or out of bed!
What do haunted furniture, bear cubs, and a skydiving baby have in common?Answer: Serial craigslist poster and parodist Gary Fingercastle. Picture this: Author and agitator Gary Fingercastle posts hundreds of mock advertisements on the popular website craigslist.org and receives thousands of real-life responses. And because truth is stranger than fiction, he learns that:People will do anything for love (like jumping into a lion pen and dressing up like a Christmas tree).You can give anything away (like haunted furniture, torture racks, and mummies).You can purchase anything on the Internet (like bear cubs and tattoos for children).People will do anything for money (like driving into walls at high speeds and starving themselves for five weeks straight).This book is the hilarious and oftentimes horrifying collection that really makes you wonder--are we all insane?
Identity theft is at an all-time high. In one notorious case, a criminal racked up more than $100,000 of debt in the name of his victim. The thief bought homes, motorcycles, and handguns in the victim's name. The victim and his wife spent more than four years and $15,000 to clear his name.Money, credit, and even lives are at stake when an identity is stolen. Yet many people don't know what legal protections exist. You need to learn what to do when your name, credit card number, or other information gets into the wrong hands. Security expert David Holtzman offers you clear, concise advice on how to reduce the chances of fraud and what steps victims need to take to reclaim their lives. An extensive resource list offers tools to draw up a plan to rebuild credit and reputation.Thieves are roaming the Internet. But with this essential guide, their victims can even the score!
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