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Each Cup of Comfort book features over 50 exceptional stories of ordinary people who have overcome great obstacles, persevered through thick and through thin, and found the power to control their own destinies. Readers will laugh and cry out loud as they share in the many moving experiences detailed within these pages.
To avid fans around the world, A Cup of Comfort has gained recognition as the #1 series for providing a pick-me-up when readers need it most-as well as for remarkable stories that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. A Cup of Comfort for Courage is the boldest volume yet, celebrating heroines and heroes who transformed the lives of everyone who knows them. This remarkable collection tells of more than fifty advocates, hard workers, and small-town stars, such as: A young immigrant who follows the ancient advice to "go west"--and creates her own American dream A high school football hero who braves a strong current to save more than a dozen lives when a catastrophic flood washes away a school bus A young woman who escapes war-torn Bosnia with nothing but the clothes on her back and her daughter in her arms A young woman who survives a near-fatal car accident and not only regains her mobility, but summons the strength to hike the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail A coal miner who holds back the flow of oncoming water in a tunnel--just long enough for his comrades to escape certain death! The stories in A Cup of Comfort for Courage will kindle the spirit of its readers and offer hope whenever they need it. It's nothing less than a supportive friend and a powerful mentor in times of struggle-and triumph.
If you pride yourself on thinking outside the box, then you'll love The Everything Lateral Thinking Puzzles Book! With hundreds of fun and imaginative problems for avid puzzlers like you, this all-in-one guide presents ridiculous scenarios that you can actually solve with simple common sense-and a little creativity! Organized by puzzle type and subject matter, simple and challenging riddles abound in this interactive book. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned expert, you'll test your wits with such tantalizing puzzles as this one: Puzzle: A doctor mixed a batch of medicine for his client and then drank it down himself. Why? Clues: 1. It tasted good! 2. It worked better with a straw. Solution: Coca-Cola was invented when a doctor was mixing headache medication to taste good. The approval board found that the medicine tasted better than it worked, so they carbonated the liquid and then marketed it!
If you're looking for the baby name book that has it all - classic and contemporary suggestions without the insanely silly options you wouldn't even use to name your pet - this second edition of The Everything Baby Names Book is your singular resource for naming your little bundle of joy!Loaded with the 25,000 best options for boys and girls, you can easily narrow down your favorites from A to Z.Inside you'll find:Dictionaries of names for boys and girlsSidebars packed with fun facts about namesTop Ten Lists of names across dozens of categoriesWhile other books promise tens of thousands of tried and true names, The Everything Baby Names Book, 2nd Edition, is packed with the ones you're more likely to really name your newborn. So complete, you may have trouble choosing just one!
If you're one of the millions of people considering a career in the potentially lucrative world of real estate, The Everything Guide to Being a Real Estate Agent is the book you need to make it happen. Seasoned real estate professional Shahri Masters shows you what it really takes to succeed in this competitive business-including how to manage time, clients, and a business network for a fruitful career.This how-to guide covers it all-from deciding to become a real estate agent, to getting licensed, to opening an agency. Expert advice and real-world examples provide the boost you need to hit the ground running.Use this informative, accessible guide to learn:Whether selling real estate is the right career for youWhat you need to get started-important information about training and licensingIdeas for marketing yourself and perfecting sales skillsHow to manage your finances and expand your businessThe Everything Guide to Being a Real Estate Agent will give you the professional edge you need to stand out in this exciting - and growing - field!
For those with family members or friends diagnosed with adult bipolar disorder, as well as those who suffer from the disorder themselves, learning to cope is critical. Written in a sensitive, accessible manner, The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder is the comprehensive resource readers need, revealing in compassionate, straightforward terms what bipolar disorder is, what the symptoms are, how to get a diagnosis, and what types of treatment are available. Includes professional advice on: Different types of mood disorders; Medications and available treatments; Making lifestyle adjustments; Multiple diagnoses with bipolar disorder. The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder provides positive, supportive information for those coping with this complex disorder. Dr. Jon P. Bloch, Ph.D. is an associate professor of sociological anthropology at Southern Connecticut State University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University. Dr. Bloch teaches courses in social psychology, intimacy patterns, and identity formation. He has published many articles in scholarly journals and is the author of several books. Jeffrey Naser, M.D. is the technical reviewer for The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Bipolar Disorder. He is board-certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. He is co-owner and medical director of Main Line Clinical Associates in Wayne, PA.
The Everything Guide to Being a Paralegal is the ideal handbook for new paralegals, professionals looking to further or reevaluate their careers, or those considering the profession.Tackling the concerns of real law professionals, chapters include:Paralegal Career OptionsParalegal Ethics and Professional ResponsibilityPre-Trial PreparationIndividual chapter attention to the top types of law practiceMore and more people are opting for a career as a paralegal-and this book is their pathway to success in this growing field!
The Everything Online Auctions Book is an inside look at how to buy or sell anything on eBay and other notable online auction sites. Steve Encell, one of the most successful dealers in the field of online auctions, gives readers the real low down on the online marketplace.Includes:Finding the right sites to buy or sellTips on how to avoid scams, fraud, and identity theftTaking advantage of perks and promotionsOrganizing and maximizing business earning potential50-plus screenshots for step-by-step instruction
Packed with 300 tasty, healthy recipes, The Everything Glycemic Index Cookbook is designed to accommodate those watching their blood sugar levels. The glycemic index is a measure of how foods affect blood glucose levels, which in turn affects the rate of digestion. It's especially useful for those watching their weight, and those with diabetes who need to regulate their sugar intake. Using the nutritional information included with each recipe, readers can determine the amount of fat, carbs, calories, and protein in each serving, in addition to the glycemic load (the overall rating of ingredients on the glycemic index).Features recipes for:Family dinnersSalads and soupsVegetarian dishesHealthy snacksThe Everything Glycemic Index Cookbook is a handy tool for coordinating meals with dietary needs, creating a healthy diet, and achieving weight loss-not to mention good eating!
More than half of all new small businesses are home-based, according to the Federal Reserve Board. But starting a business and making a profit are two different things-as the high failure rate attests. Readers looking to beat the odds will turn to this completely revised and updated classic--a must-have for every business owner. New material includes: Chapters on: start-up funding, supporting organizations, advertising and networking, and home office technology; Updated listings of resources, associations, and organizations; Sample business plan and glossary of terms; Revised information on bookkeeping, legal issues, and taxes. Laid out in our new accessible format, The Everything Home-Based Business, 2nd Edition boasts a fresh new look and interior-making it easier than ever to master the intricacies of running a home-based business!
Keeping toddlers happy and stimulated at the same time isn't easy - as any parent can tell you. But in The Everything Toddler Activities Book, parents find hundreds of exercises that keep youngsters smiling even as they advance their mental and physical growth. Designed to challenge their minds as well as their bodies, these activities include active play, art, and movement exploration as well as memory and discovery games, crafts, and nursery songs.Includes age-appropriate activities for:Going to the playground, park, and beachBuilding social and emotional skillsTraveling by car or planePracticing movement and danceCelebrating seasons and holidaysPacked with a variety of creative games to speed their cognitive, physiological, and emotional maturity, The Everything Toddler Activities Book is the perfect tool for parents looking for fun ways to stimulate their child's development.
The Everything Health Guide to Fibromyalgia is a complete handbook to this complicated disease. Written with an authoritative yet accessible tone, readers will find helpful information on understanding the basics of fibromyalgia and learn to recognize its symptoms. Includes helpful insight on: Finding the right doctor; Overcoming fatigue and minimizing stress; Conditions that mimic fibromyalgia; Therapies and treatment; Staying active. The Everything Health Guide to Fibromyalgia helps readers cope with and understand their diagnosis to live a full, healthy life. Winnie Yu is a freelance writer. She co-authored three health books for Fair Winds Press and contributed essays on health and wellness to five books published by Rodale Inc. She has written features for numerous national magazines and several Web sites. Michael M. McNett, M.D. is the owner of Fibromyalgia Treatment Centers of America based in Chicago, IL. His areas of focus are fibromyalgia treatment and research and non-interventional pain management. He is affiliated with the American Board of Family Practice, the American Academy of Pain Management, the American Society of Addiciton Medicine, and is on the editorial board of Fibromyalgia Aware magazine.
The Everything French Grammar Book provides readers with easy-to-follow lessons on the rules, syntax, and sentence structure of the French language. From punctuation to pronouns, this handy reference walks readers through the basics of proper French speaking. Step-by-step instruction, fun reinforcement exercises, and clever mnemonic clues help readers master conjugation, tense use, and sentence structure quickly! Complete with verb charts, The Everything French Grammar Book is the perfect reference for the Gallic enthusiast.
With The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Boys, parents find the authoritative handbook they need to raise their boys right, from early childhood through the teenage years. They learn how to help their sons: - Strengthen self-image and resist peer pressure; - Define and exhibit acceptable behavior; - Instill solid values they can apply at school and on the playing field; - Honor their commitments to family, community, and themselves. Noted family therapist Cheryl L. Irwin shows parents how to create positive, supportive relationships with their sons that encourage open communication and help them establish a healthy foundation of values and goals. With patience, perseverance, and The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Boys, parents can see their boys through those challenging developmental years, and take pride in their successful transition from boys to men.
The Everything German Practice Book has all it takes for beginner and intermediate speakers to take their proficiency to the next level. Divided into 10 easy-to-follow sections, this fun and accessible guide boasts more than 200 exercises designed to speed the reader's mastery of:Grammar, syntax, and sentence structureVocabulary-building methodsPronunciation and usage techniqueComprehension in reading and speakingPLEASE NOTE:The ebook version of this title does not include a CD or contain interactive audio exercises.
Written with the most exotic wild game and fish in mind, this unusual collection features delicious, original recipes designed to please any meat lover's palate, including:Deer, wild boar, buffalo, and bearPheasant, quail, and partridgeSaltwater and freshwater catchRubs, relishes, and marinadesTrimmings and dessertsExpert author Karen Eagle also reveals the secrets of cooking wild game, from the various techniques for preparing it (such as roasting and smoking) to substitutions that really work. With The Everything Wild Game Cookbook, it's not just "same-old, same-old" for supper any more!
With exercises, puzzles, and games, The Everything Build Your Vocabulary Book helps you to improve your vocabulary and enhance your communication skills. This fun, interactive book includes: Words you need every day Commonly misused words and phrases Medical, scientific, business, and legal terms Interchangeable words Words to use in place of idioms, clichés, and slang. This easy-to-follow book painlessly teaches you the words you need to know to sound composed and professional-today!
If you and your family are looking for simple, delicious meals that you can enjoy at home, look no further. The Everything Classic Recipes Book is an all-new collection of 300 great-tasting staple recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, tasty treats, and snacks. You'll find helpful tips and tricks for getting organized, along with two special chapters offering holiday classics and kids' favorites. Features recipes for: - French Onion Soup, - Pesto Pasta Salad, - Buttermilk Pancakes, - Shepherd's Pie, - Stuffed Pork Loin, - Chicken Saltimbocca, - Grilled Tuna, - Peanut Butter Pie, - Strawberry Shortcake, - and more! With The Everything Classic Recipes Cookbook, you'll find hundreds of options for savory home-cooked meals and side dishes that won't take up tons of time or break the bank. With choices like these, you're guaranteed to please the whole family!
For kids living with Sensory Integration Disorder, the world can be a scary place, full of potentially stressful experiences. Kids with Sensory Integration Disorder can howl in discomfort over the feel of a shirt tag or a sock seam on bare skin. They may find the sound of a whisper to be as loud and frightening as a siren, and may perceive the caring touch of a parent or jostling in the school lunch line as equivalent to an assault.The Everything Parent's Guide to Sensory Integration Disorder:Provides an in-depth definition of Sensory Integration Disorder and explains its effectsHighlights occupational therapy treatments and explains techniques you can use outside of the therapist's office to calm your childIncludes helpful advice for parents teaching their children how to deal with this disorder at school, home, and play, from childhood through adulthoodIn The Everything Parent's Guide to Sensory Integration Disorder, you'll find the answers you need as you search for ways to help your child. This reassuring handbook examines various forms of treatment and therapy, and provides professional advice for helping children with SID succeed in school, at home, and with friends.
In The Everything Jesus Book, you'll learn all about the charismatic Jewish carpenter who captured the hearts, minds, and souls of a small group of disciples some two thousand years ago, and inspired the growth of today's largest, and arguably most influential, religion. Interest in Jesus is bigger than ever. More than a third of the people on this planet call themselves Christians, and that number continues to grow by some 69,000 people every 24 hours. But what do we really know about the man who started it all? The Everything Jesus Book explores the scriptural and Gnostic accounts of his life and deeds, along with his influence on civilization over the last 2000 years.
The Everything Start Your Own Business Book, 2nd Edition has everything you need to start your own business-and keep it running in the black.Completely updated and expertly revised by successful businesswoman Judith B. Harrington, this one-stop resource contains new information on:Online business strategyCritical professional associations and organizationsRegulatory pitfallsCompetitive concepts such as leased employeesBeing your own boss, head cook, and bottle washer isn't easy-one in three new businesses fail the first year. With this straightforward, no-nonsense reference book, you can make sure your business succeeds. Whether you need help formulating a business plan, finding financing, or running the business once it's off the ground, you'll find it all in The Everything Start Your Own Business Book, 2nd Edition.
The Everything Fondue Party Book is ideal for your entertaining needs! Written by food expert Belinda Hulin, The Everything Fondue Party Book takes you from planning what kind of party you want to what you should serve and even how you should decorate. Fun fondue facts include: Broth fondues for dinner; Dessert fondues (and yes, this means chocolate!); Cheese fondues for appetizers; Cocktail suggestions to match your theme; Planning your perfect fondue party decor. Impress your guests with a fabulous fondue party! Let The Everything Fondue Party Book help you dip into an evening's worth of delicious food, friends, and fondue!
Mexico has become a popular family vacation destination, with resorts catering to parents and children of all ages. Whether your family is adventurous or cautious, The Everything Family Guide to Mexico is the travel handbook for you. With a historical and cultural overview of Mexico and special attention given to family-friendly destinations, this is the all-in-one travel planner for your best family vacation ever! With extensive coverage on finding deals online, cruising to Mexico, budgeting, outdoor and rainy-day activities, The Everything Family Guide to Mexico is your one-stop resource packed with exciting ideas and useful tips for the perfect family vacation!
In today's busy working world, it's difficult enough to get your family to sit down and eat together, much less find the time to prepare an appetizing dinner every night. With The Everything Quick and Easy, 30-Minute, 5-Ingredient Cookbook, you will learn how to make delicious, quality meals and snacks in just half an hour! Tasty highlights include: Turkey Amandine, Spicy Veggie Pizza, Shrimp Fettuccine, Grilled Orange Pork Tenderloin, Poached Salmon with Alfredo Sauce, and Parmesan Cups with Cheesy Filling. Let The Everything Quick and Easy, 30-Minute, 5-Ingredient Cookbook help you manage your busy schedule with mouth-watering meals your whole family will love!
Some babies are fussy eaters. Some suffer from food allergies. And many others are just plain persnickety about food. The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book is the perfect tool to help you create a balanced, natural diet that your little one will actually enjoy! With more than 300 recipes to choose from, you can make meals for your baby using a wide variety of healthy fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish. Highlights include information about: Foods to avoid in your baby's first year; Storing and handling food so that it's safe for your baby to eat; Moderating nitrate consumption (in foods like carrots and spinach); Special holiday meals and just-for-baby beverages; Healthy treats to comfort your teething baby and keep your chewing toddler interested. With sections on choosing the appropriate first food, feeding babies with food allergies, and using kitchen tools to create appropriately textured foods for babies and toddlers, The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book can guide you through feedings and please even the most finicky baby!
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.