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If you're looking to learn about the game of chess--and win--The Everything Chess Basics Book provides you with the perfect introduction. Endorsed by the United States Chess Federation, The Everything Chess Basics Book is an authoritative guide that appeals to chess players of all ages and skill. From understanding the chess pieces to learning the basic moves to forming a winning strategy, The Everything Chess Basics Book teaches readers all they need to know to sharpen their skills and pick up a few advanced techniques and tricks along the way. The Everything Chess Basics Book also features information on: special moves; threats; types of chess; chess ethics and sportsmanship; notation, scoring, and timing; and more! Packed with hundreds of clear diagrams, The Everything Chess Book will have you declaring "Checkmate!" in no time.
Let's face it: We're all stressed out. No matter how hard we work or how much time we spend on burdensome tasks, it seems our deadlines only get tighter and we're barely catching our breaths before new obstacles arise causing even greater tension. Will it ever end? The Everything Stress Management Book shows that it is possible to achieve your life goals and keep your physical and mental health intact. Beginning with an easy-to-follow quiz that helps you identify your vulnerable areas, the book then takes you step-by-step through the safest, most effective ways to relax, avoid stressors, keep perspective, and live a longer, happier life.The Everything Stress Management Book also gives you the lowdown on the most popular stress-reduction methods, including:AromatherapyExerciseMassageMeditationProper nutritionTai ChiYogaAnd moreWhether you're frazzled and frustrated at work or at home - or are just plain stressed out - The Everything Stress Management Book helps you regain control, find your balance, and face the world with optimism and confidence.
Your intrepid guide to the art of spellcraft, Power Spellcraft for Life takes you on an in-depth magical journey of personal fulfillment. You'll explore the hows and whys of spellcasting, learn step-by-step how to build your own successful spells, raise positive energy to power them, and make your dreams come true.With Wiccan expert Arin Murphy-Hiscock as your guide, you will learn how to:Correctly time your spells for precise resultsIncrease power and accuracy with the careful use of correspondencesSuccessfully adapt spells from books to reflect your personal needsLearn powerful spells that will help you better your life/li>and more.Power Spellcraft for Life provides you with a deeper understanding of crafting and casting, allowing you to hone your skills; power up your energy; and create productive, positive change in all areas of your life.
Let's face it: Most men are clueless when it comes to choosing place settings and invitation color schemes. But unlike their fathers and grandfathers, modern men are expected to participate in the wedding-planning efforts like never before. This book is a comprehensive, clearly stated, and convenient guide for grooms. The gurus at GroomGroove.com will usher husbands-to-be through each stage of planning and preparation, including how to: pop the question correctly (yes, there are right and wrong ways!); set up a budget - and still give her the wedding of her dreams; deal with bridezilla; handle the groom's duties - and make a to-do list; live up to wedding-night expectations; and more! This book is all a groom needs to calm his fears, care for his bride, and make it down the aisle on time - and with his sanity intact.
In today's housing market, many families can't afford to wait the months--or even years--it may take to sell their home. But there's a way out: Rent the house while moving into a new one. This book answers questions for people who suddenly find themselves in the position of being landlords but don't know the first thing about it. The book explains how to: Hire a property manager to rent and manage the house Find trustworthy tenants Keep the house on the market while renters are living in it Protect against damage to the property Rent a spare room while still living in the house For those who find themselves accidental landlords, this book is the essential guide to rental success and security.
Few bonds are more blessed than that of mother and daughter. Encompassing all of life itself, this special relationship colors every woman's past, present, and future. This moving new collection shows how God's love and compassion for mothers and daughters is at work in their lives every day of the year. Featuring a touching essay for each month, biblical passages, and real-life accounts of mother/daughter miracles large and small, this devotional is a daily dose of grace and goodness for Christians everywhere.
Mergers, outsourcing, and downsizing are the order of the day - and tomorrow as well. And employees everywhere now live in fear of layoffs. In this no-nonsense career guide, HR experts from the front lines demonstrate how to become invaluable at work and fend off a pink slip.The authors explain how to:Make yourself and your contributions visibleStay aware of trends, anticipate change, and adaptAcquire a reputation as a positive team playerBecome the 'go-to' personIt is possible to weather the storm that's swiftly tearing through every industry in America. With this book, you get an insurance policy to you them hold onto you paycheck and remain gainfully employed!
Creating and keeping of a book of shadows is an instrumental step in the study of magick and witchcraft. A Witch's Grimoire helps serious practitioners explore their love of the Craft, deepen their study of magick and walk their personal pathway to the Divine. It is part workbook, part guidebook - an essential reference as well as a personal recording of original spells. The book includes: A brief history of the grimoire Options for the creation of a grimoire Special book blessings Traditional and personal invocations Commonly used gemstones and magickal herbs/herb blends Spells, recipes and rituals for every holiday Writing space for readers to keep their own records A Witch's Grimoire encourages readers to create unique personalized journals that will last for generations to come.
Let's face it: Today's economy sucks!There's a housing crisis, a credit crisis, and an unemployment crisis. And that's just for now. But families don't need to move into refrigerator boxes and start scrounging for spare change.This book offers readers concrete, specific strategies to:prevent foreclosurecreate and stick to a family budgetrepair bad credit ratingsstreamline spendingsave for the futureand moreElected leaders and economic theories come and go. But author Peter Sander shows how to maintain financial stability, no matter who's in charge.
The Way of the Green Witch is the path of the naturalist, the herbalist, the wise woman, and the healer. But in today's highly urbanized and technological world, those who wish to practice green magick need sound guidance and support if they are to succeed. Renowned author and Wiccan High Priestess Arin Murphy-Hiscock leads readers step by step on a magickal journey down the green path in this engaging and enlightening handbook. It's an informative, instructive path that includes: a brief history of green witchcraft; spellcraft and ritual for the green witch; green-specific sabbats; guidelines for living and practicing green in today's world; extensive lists of herbs, trees, and growing techniques; and much more! With The Way of the Green Witch, readers of all backgrounds and traditions will find their way back to Mother Nature, learning her secrets and unearthing her treasures in the process.
The Only Poker Book You'll Ever Need makes picking up the smartest tips and slyest tricks a cinch. In a brief, to-the-point format, this plucky guide helps readers master the basics of play and use poker probability and psychology to the best advantage. This savvy, straight-shooting handbook explains the ins and outs of the most popular poker games; the vitals on betting, bluffing, and blinds; the secrets to zeroing-in on other players' tells; and so many more tips and strategies. Whether a novice is planning her first at-home poker party or a card shark is craving casino action, this book is a sure bet every time.
Test Words You Should Know features 1,000 useful words and definitions that students of all levels preparing for standardized tests should have under their belts. Each entry features a word, definition, and an example of the word in a sentence. Students are provided with key statements, motivational test-taking tips, and functional, modern definitions for words that commonly appear on today's standardized tests.
In Raging Gracefully, women just like you give voice to the unique challenges and choices that color this glorious yet gut-wrenching time of life. This engaging, endearing collection of true-life stories reveals the guts and glory of women old enough to know who they are--and run with it: a grieving widow of forty-nine experiences the healing powers of friendship, laughter, and water while vacationing and skinny-dipping in Mexico with sister-friends; a committed bachelorette has a change of heart and ties the knot in her sixtieth year; and a once mild-mannered woman raves about her unexpected menopausal rage, whiskers, weight gain, crushing fatigue, and crashing libido, and refuses to go without a fight into that dark crone's night. In mid-life the truth comes out whether we like it or not--about life, about death, about what really matters. We take on everything from children who won't grow up and parents who become children to about-face career changes and relationship rescues (or not). But through it all we can still have some fun, and this is the book that proves it! So treat yourself to a little graceful raging!
If you are trying to rediscover the traditional joys of yuletide celebrations, then look no further. Classic Christmas is a stirring collection of more than seventy true-life stories that chronicle the simpler delights of the season. These touching tales include: Mama's Gift, a story of a grieving young woman comforted by the arrival of a Christmas gift from her mother, several days after her death; Lighting of the Tree, in which the townspeople of a tropical paradise find the Christmas spirit, despite the palm trees and warm weather; Daddy's Christmas Dinner, about a domestically-challenged father who comes through for his family when his wife is unexpectedly hospitalized; and so many more. A book that celebrates the spiritual meaning of the holidays, Classic Christmas will evoke warm memories of your Christmases past--and remind you that most precious gift of the season is the love you share with friends and family.
Did you know that boxed wine keeps longer than expensive bottled wine? Or that inexpensive wine, paired with the right food, can have a better taste than pricey bottles? And the screwcaps you find on bargain jugged wine enhances flavor for longer periods of time than corks, giving you more for your money? With Mr. Cheap's Guide to Wine, you will learn how, why, and which inexpensive wines can be as good, if not better, than their pricier counterparts! This engaging and informative guide briefs you on all the secrets of bargain hunting, including the best wines you can get for $10; what makes expensive wine expensive (and how to get around it!); pairing wine with food for an inexpensive party; layouts of liquor stores; and a crash course in bargain wine. Perfect for the sophisticated palate with a tight budget, Mr. Cheap's Guide to Wine is all you need to fill your wine cellar--for less!
The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Screenwriting is your go-to resource for mastering the complete screenwriting process. Taking you step-by-step from idea to deal, you'll learn how to: Write a sellable script; Create real and credible dialogue; Find an agent and marketing the script the right way; Edit and revise-over and over and over, again; and Live the life of a full-time screenwriter. Ideal for those writers who want to perfect their craft and shop their scripts around, The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Screenwriting is your entre to this exciting career!
The Bible is as relevant today as it was in Jesus' time if you only know where and how to look. In Scripture to Live By, you'll find people of practical faith just like you, who look to the Scripture for guidance in the living of their daily lives. The problems they face are large and small, petty and profound, life and death - from raising kids on your own to dealing with serious illness. Yet the solutions are all to be found within Scripture if you learn to read God's word with an open heart. Arron Chambers shows you how to do just this through his insightful commentary that accompanies each story.This collection of stories by some of today's most respected Christian writers, including Molly Noble Bull, David Faust, and Dr. Rebecca Price Janney, is sure to teach us all how to keep God's word with us throughout the day.
To get what you want-be it in business or life-you've got to get people to give it to you. While you can use intimidation, manipulation, and seduction to achieve your objectives, such tactics won't win allies for the long haul. Persuasion outlines the process of influencing others and, most importantly, how to apply it. Inside you'll find answers to questions such as: How much should I reveal about a plan or project? How can I determine someone's true level of interest? How can I discern another's needs-and talk about my own-in a business situation? In today's business world, education, intelligence, and hard work alone won't deliver a win. The ability to persuade is the great differentiator and Persuasion gives you the tools needed to seal the deal.
From our bestselling Everything® Kids' series comes The Ultimate Everything® Kids' Books. Featuring hundreds of puzzles, jokes, recipes, and activities, these books are sure to provide days of fun for any kid with some time--and a pencil!The Ultimate Everything® Kids' Gross Out Book will make kids want to scrunch up their faces and yell, "Ew!" Many of the terrible topics are surprisingly historical, comical, and even useful. Kids love anything that oozes, squirms, or is otherwise gross--and this book has it all.
How do you tell your mother you're a witch?Coming out as a witch isn't easy. You may feel misunderstood, rejected, even discriminated against by friends, family, and coworkers. If you haven't come out, you may be leery of criticism from those who don't really know what it means to be a witch. In this one-of-a-kind collection, you'll meet fifty witches just like you who reveal what drew them to the craft and how they dealt with coming Out of the Broom Closet. Inside you'll find inspiring stories like:Empowered by My Faith: Debra's belief in the God and Goddesses is strengthened when she asks for their guidance during energy-healing to save her son from a near-fatal gunshot wound Yes, We Are Working Professionals: Deb stands up against discrimination and shows her Wiccan pride during a meeting at workI Am Pagan and I Am Proud: Gwinevere explores her faith and strength when she becomes a published Wiccan author at sixteen years old An Exercise in Tolerance: Joshua risks at losing the woman he loves when he has to convince her strict Christian family that he doesn't worship the devilOut of the Broom Closet will give you the encouragement and inspiration you need to practice magick with pride and dignity, no matter where you are on the path.
Your backyard becomes an all-natural pharmacy! Colds. Headaches. Upset stomach, Allergy symptoms. Depression. Circulation problems. This timely book goes beyond using herbs as medicine; it also focuses on beneficial foods for more than 100 common ailments and shows you how to grow them. In that way, RX from the Garden lets you circumvent expensive meds with questionable side effects by explaining what foods to eat to help you feel better. In addition to aligning health problems with natural cures, this valuable resource provides step-by-step instruction on how to easily cultivate the corresponding vegetables and herbs in your lawn, garden, or flowerbed. According to Hippocrates, "Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food." Now you can reap health benefits for your very own backyard bounty.
Have you ever wanted to be an intellectual, without all that tedious work of getting an advanced college degree? Here's your shortcut to the world of the well read. Just open this collection of 1,417 quotations from the mouths of the wildly famous to the painfully obscure, and voila!--instant erudition. It doesn't take much to sound as if you know what you're talking about. Just toss off some time-tested wisdom from Henry James or Plotinus . . . or, if you're feeling daring, a line or two of poetry from Byron. In no time at all you'll be sipping a glass of Madeira, sampling imported Gouda, and bragging about your collection of first edition Vonneguts.Just like an intellectual.
"As every good hedge witch knows, the best magick is made right at home. This book shows them how to transform their homes into sacred spaces, where they can:Create magickal cookbooks of recipes, spells, and charmsPrepare food that nourishes body and soulPerform rituals that protect and purify hearth and homeMaster the secrets of the cauldron and the sacred flameCall upon the kitchen gods and goddessesProduce hearth-based arts and craftsWith this book, witches learn all they need to know to make home a magickal place to live, work, and play."
Kids can dribble, shoot, and swish with hours of gaming fun in this new guide! Featuring thirty puzzles, this fun and educational book is a must-have for basketball players and fans. Children will learn the rules of basketball, the history of this popular sport, and tips for enhancing their game, as well as:The inspirational stories of basketball stars of yesterday and todayVarious offensive and defensive playsUp-to-date statistics and records of NBA teamsThe scoop on the NCAA, WNBA, and Olympic basketballFun basketball alternatives like "Around the World," "Street Ball," and "H-O-R-S-E"Most importantly, this guide shows kids the importance of teamwork and motivates them to stay active and healthy. This book will score points with kids and parents alike!
It's a goal! Whether kids play defense, goalie, or offense, they'll have hours of fun with this book. Coach Deborah W. Crisfield gives kids tips and strategies for passing, heading, defending, and more in this fun guide. Kids also learn: How to stretch before a big game Proper throw-in technique Rules of the game Dribbling drills Effective on-field communication Most important, this guide shows kids the importance of teamwork and motivates them to stay active and healthy. This book will be a hit with kids and parents alike!
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