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Stay or go? That's the question millions of women struggle with every year. If you're one of them, you know that most relationships are not all bad, or all good--and that realization can stall the decision-making process. With this book, you receive the empowering advice you need to:Weigh all the pros and cons of your relationshipUncover the real reasons you're in the relationshipDecide if these are good enough reasons to stay--or notFix what's wrong if you decide to stayPrepare an exit strategy if you decide to goCommunicate your decision to your partnerIf you've ever questioned your choice to stay with your partner, this practical guide is for you. Whether you're married and not, you'll benefit from working through your current situation and making that final decision: Should I leave him?
From the IntroductionThis book is research-based--and what the research shows is this: The real problem isn't dating, or men. The problem is that during the early stages of dating, women unknowingly make one or more fundamental mistakes that hinder their ability to date successfully and find the man of their dreams. This book will identify each of these Top 10 mistakes, and show you how to fix them. With Dr. Christie Hartman as your guide, you'll learn how to put this groundbreaking research to work for you. You'll learn that you, as a woman: Have the advantage over men in the dating worldShould make the first move with men--not wait for them to actCan detect if a guy is truly interested in you, even before you go out with him Anyone can tell you to avoid sex on the first date, or to wear a skirt, or to flirt a lot. This book gives you what you really need: the research-based strategies you need to make dating work for you--and find the happiness you deserve!
As if your HR Department didn't have enough to worry about, WTF? is holding its own office orientation. From dealing with workplace politics and romancing coworkers to climbing the success ladder or getting canned, WTF? Work shows you how to handle the daily lows of holding down a j-o-b.Whether you're sitting in the cubes or in the corner office, working the counter or bussing the tables, WTF? provides an employee handbook that's actually worth reading. It leaves the PC stuff to the professionals and instead delivers some not-safe-for-work advice for when your job has you saying, "WTF?" For even more f*#!-ing fun, visit www.WTFComedyStop.com
And Jen Klein knows motherhood. She's survived changing a soiled diaper in a truck-stop bathroom while suspending a baby in mid-air. She's witnessed the judgment of the so-called "Mommy Mafia." She's found dried applesauce on her shirt. And in her hair. And the baby's hair. And the dog's fur. Here she reveals secrets she's learned along the way about mastering the art of motherhood, from how to handle strangers who ask how much weight you've gained to (finally!) getting them on the big yellow bus--on time and with clean underwear. Inside SheKnows.com Presents: The Mommy Files you'll find: Your mom didn't know what she was doing eitherA pediatrician is your partner, not your adversaryPlaygroups are for moms more than they are for kidsJust because they can talk doesn't mean they can reasonBeing a supermom is all about asking for helpDisclosed here in a friendly, wry look at motherhood, Jen Klein takes you through each lovable (and less than enjoyable) step toward that coveted title that will be screamed at you so many times in the years to come: "Mommy!"
In this book, noted sex experts Jennifer and Dan reveal 101 salacious secrets for delightful encounters between the sheets. You have sex; and sure, it's okay, maybe occasionally even good. But with this new guide they help you kick it up a notch to have the best sex every time. Featuring plenty of tips guaranteed to make you blush, you'll learn to get in touch with your inner seductress for orgasmic results. Among the secrets revealed--why you should . . .Have sex in front of a mirrorLearn to use all four phases of the female orgasmWatch porn with your manTry some new positions--like the deck chairUse household items (hello spatula and rolling pin!) during foreplayIf you're tired of bland, predictable sex, this insider's roadmap to a more satisfying ride will have you screaming, squirting, and spending the day (or week . . . or month!) in bed.
He may not have been that into you, but the bastard who just broke your heart will be a distant memory after reading this book - a 10-step guide to help you get your brokenhearted butt in gear, break your addiction to bad boyfriends and find lasting love. Written by DontDateHimGirl.com founder and newspaper columnist Tasha Cunningham, this book reveals the must-have secret weapon that belongs in every single girl's dating arsenal.Inspired by the stories of the thousands of women who have shared their dating stories on DontDateHimGirl.com, So the Bastard Broke Your Heart, Now What? will put you and your broken heart on the path to recovery armed with the tools you'll need to get over your bad breakup. After reading this book, you'll emerge stronger, smarter and sexier, well on your way to finding the guy who will be VERY into you!
He gave you your eye color, your love of old movies, and the inspiration for countless inside jokes that only a father can appreciate. He's your Dad. A Cup of Comfort for Fathers celebrates the indescribable link between father and child through fifty stirring stories written by, for, and in tribute to dads.From a young father still figuring out his role in his new baby's life to an adult son recounting memories of his long passed-away dad, this collection gives fathers, sons, and daughters countless laughs as well as the opportunity to reflect on your own cherished moments.Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
Fact: Chocolate contains the alkaloid theobromine, which in high doses can be toxic to humans, and in even small amounts can kill dogs, parrots, horses, and cats. This means that despite its name, the Kit-Kat candy bar is not a recommended snack for your kitty-cat. I wonder how many cats have died because of this confusion.Fact: The most germ-laden place on your toilet isn't the seat or even the bowl: It's the handle. The solution: Don't flush. Let the next guy worry about it.There are "just the facts"--and then there are just the facts that will frighten the bejeezus out of you. And thanks to this little gem of a bathroom book, you'll never look at the world the same way again, without, er, dry heaving a little bit.From the sneaky fish that can swim up our genitals to the e coli bacteria lurking in the very water we drink, disturbing phenomena are everywhere we turn. Educational, entertaining, and undeniably horrifying, this book isn't guaranteed to help you, um, go to the bathroom, but it's certain to make your time there more . . . informed.
What do dreams mean? How important is childhood, really? Why do we forget this--and remember that? There's nothing more fascinating--or frightening--than the ins and outs of the human mind. But understanding the complex links between our brains, our emotions, and our behavior can be challenging. This book unravels even the most arcane mysteries of psychology, including:The human drive for food, sex, and other desiresWhat happens when thinking and emotions go awryWhy we fall in love with one person and not anotherHow we can develop a strong sense of selfWhen traumatic events can change who we areScientific information is coupled with real-life examples to help you grasp the basic principles and theories of psychology. You'll be able to achieve a better understanding of yourself--and everyone else around you, too!
Potty training. Violent video games. Dating!Raising a son is a wonderful adventure--but it can also be a challenge.You worry about your son's self-image, his values, his relationship with them--and with others. You want your son to succeed and grow into a capable young man, but how can you make sure that happens? This comprehensive guide shows you how to help your son:Strengthen his self-image and resist peer pressureIdentify and exhibit acceptable behaviorsBuild friendships and relationshipsSucceed in school--and beyondRaising a son is no easy task. But with patience, perseverance, and this guide, you can see your son through challenging times and take pride in his successful transition from boy to man.
When someone wants to start growing cannabis, they may be filled with questions: Is it legal? Can it be done inside or outside? It is hard to grow? In this book, you'll find a clear, step-by-step manual to the world of marijuana. Longtime licensed Oregon-based medical-grower Alicia Williamson explains the entire process--from choosing seeds or clones to proper curing and storage of harvest. You'll also find:Information on the legality of growingTips on growing indoors, outdoors, and in containersTroubleshooting information for plants that just won't grow Recipes for medibles such as fruit rollups and chocolate lolliesGrowing cannabis can be challenging, yet rewarding. From the beginner just starting out to the experienced gardener wanting to improve quality and productivity, this is the complete guide to everything marijuana.
What better way to improve your world than to show a sense of compassion and empathy for those in need?This collection celebrates those who give the special gift of their time. Inside, youll find fifty original, true stories that feature examples of people whose good deeds make life a little bit easier--children on the other side of the globe, next-door neighbors in a bind, or a friend staying brave in the face of illness.Written by men and women, young and old, this collection is not only a touching tribute to those who see our world as a work in progress--but also an inspiration for anyone who wants to make a difference.
"Melinda Emerson...will inspire you to pursue your own entrepreneurial vision." -Marc H. Morial, President, National Urban League Whether you're newly unemployed, sick of office life and longing for a change, or just want to finally turn your business idea into reality, you can follow your dream and make your passion your profession. Drawing on her experience as founder of an award-winning production company, Melinda F. Emerson shows you how in this practical month-by-month guide to getting your business off the ground. Inside, you'll find the timetable and steps you need to take to become a successful CEO of your own venture, including: Month 1: Meet with potential venture capitalists Month 3: Set a one-year marketing budgetMonth 5: Select a logoMonth 9: Purchase customer relationship management softwareMonth 11: Prepare your launch day press release Next year at this time, you could be calling the shots at your dream job. You supply the energy, an idea, and elbow grease-and this book will supply the plan.
Forget feeling embarrassed about having "the talk" with your kids. Research shows you're the one they want to hear from when it comes to sex ed. Now you have a unique advantage to getting through to your child as Amber Madison lets you in on what your kids are really thinking. As a twenty-six-year-old award-winning author and lecturer, she's taught thousands of parents how to approach kids so they'll really listen. Inside this helpful guide, you learn:How to get comfortable enough to be open with your children Everything you need to know about sexually transmitted diseases and contraceptionThe best way to talk to girlsThe most successful way to get through to boysHow to deal with the unexpectedAnd most importantly, yes, your kids will listen to youWith insider advice on how to speak frankly without giving TMI (too much information), Talking Sex with Your Kids will encourage you to teach them to be safe and smart when it comes to sex.
CSAs or farmers' markets?Upcycling or freecycling?Carpools or staycations?All of the above?They're all great choices - but how do you decide where your family's time and energy is best spent?In Happy-Go-Local, Linsly Donnelly shares countless ideas from her own experience in living locally to help you raise a happy and sustainable family. From community swaps to cooking co-ops, her approachable, step-by-step style will inspire you to make changes that bring your family, neighborhood, and town together - one compost pile at a time.Featuring interviews and tips from professionals in the sustainable movement, this all-in-one guide takes the guesswork out of living locally - and is one item you won't want to recycle!
[from the back cover] "Striking Out For Brad, it's always been great having an older brother like Dean--to play stickball with, to have as a buddy or just to talk to. And on the baseball field, Dean's golden glove and Brad's hitting eye can't be beat. They're more than brothers--they're a team. But Dean's been acting different lately, and Brad doesn't know why. He hardly talks to Brad anymore--all of a sudden he's just too busy. Things are bad enough, but the league play-offs are coming up, and Brad doesn't have Dean to cover for him in the outfield anymore. Brad's spent his life being part of a team--can he really make it on his own?"
Falling in love is easy; staying in love is hard. If you've ever yearned for a connection, wanted more intimacy in your relationship, or worried that you and your partner are falling out of love, internationally acclaimed therapist Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil is here to help. In her new edition of Make Up, Don't Break Up, love expert Dr. Bonnie offers her cutting-edge yet heartfelt advice on how relationships work, and how yours can work better. She walks you through the many stages of a relationship's connections and disconnections so that you will be able to reconnect and solidify your relationship. With new chapters on male intimacy and long-distance relationships, Make Up, Don't Break Up teaches you how to find the love you've been seeking and make the commitment last. Her groundbreaking communication skills will have men listening and talking rather than shutting down and walking away. It'll show you how to fix your relationship so you can make it, not break it. Dr. Bonnie knows how to make a relationship last. Her valuable Smart Heart Skills have helped a phenomenal 98 percent of the couples she's worked with to stay together. And with this new edition and companion DVD, you will receive that same guidance and opportunity for lasting love.
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.