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Deduct Everything!: Save Money with Hundreds of Legal Tax Breaks, Credits, Write-Offs, and Loopholesby Eva Rosenberg
From nationally-recognized tax expert, bestselling author, and columnist at MarketWatch, DEDUCT EVERYTHING! is full of strategies and tips, organized by topic, designed to reduce taxes in everyday life. Rosenberg also provides references and links to websites, etc, where taxpayers can go to get the latest forms. Rosenberg will walk taxpayers through the documentations required and help make sure the deductions are audit-proof. Designed to be a comprehensive guide to legal deductions and loopholes available to individual tax filers, the tax-reducing strategies cover: family, home, and car job or businesses, including Airbnb, Uber, and more investments and retirement savings medical and dental expenses and health savings accounts education costs and charitable givingThe advice will be rounded out with real-life stories from Rosenberg's clients across the country detailing exactly how to make sure the deductions are being applied correctly. A special bonus chapter will detail the tax "no-no's" Rosenberg has seem so that readers can make sure they know what mistakes to avoid.
In a comprehensive listing of entries from "Aalto, Hugo Alvar Henrik" to "Zui Weng Yi," Boyce illuminates readers about furniture styles, construction details, terminology, furniture designers, and design movements throughout history and throughout the world. Styles covered include European-inspired classical, baroque, pop, rococo, and modernist. This extensive guide will be helpful for furniture enthusiasts, historians, and those interested in redecorating their homes.
In this timeless classic, Robert Ringer, "the mentor to mentors," guides you on the most exciting and rewarding journey of your life with his life-changing ideas, strategies, and insights. Whether it be your business or personal life, Ringer helps you understand the realities of how the world really works as opposed to how others might like you to believe it works so they can use you to get what they want. Most important, this legendary author writes from the vantage point of someone who has been in the tribulation trenches and not only survived, but prospered. And in his trademark, satirical style, he does it in a way that is not only practical, but both entertaining and easy to understand.Simply put, there has never been a single source of workable wisdom to equal that contained in Looking Out for #1. And because human nature and universal laws never change, Robert Ringer's philosophy is as relevant today as it was when this landmark book was first published. Read Looking Out for #1 today and join the millions of people in all walks of life who have discovered the true path to purpose, prosperity, and peace of mind by tapping into Robert Ringer's treasure chest of profound knowledge and wisdom.
Dogs can bring companionship, fun, and unconditional love to their owners. To reciprocate for all of the joy that a dog adds to life, dog owners need to be educated about and fully prepared for responsible ownership and care. There's a lot to know when you're a dog owner, and this comprehensive guide serves as the ultimate reference for owners at all stages of their dogs' lives.Inside The Ultimate Guide to Dog Care: A thorough discussion on what you need to consider before you decide to add a dog to your family Sources from where you can obtain a healthy, sound puppy or adult dog Checklists and charts to help you buy all of the equipment and supplies you will need before your dog comes home How to introduce your new dog to your home, other family members, other dogs, and strangers The importance of socialization to a dog's overall personality and confidence Complete nutrition for puppies, adults, and senior dogs How to groom different coat types and the tools you will need Making sure that your dog gets enough exercise for his body and mind, with special sections on organized dog sports and pet-assisted therapy work Keeping your dog safe at home and everywhere you go Raising a polite canine member of society through reward-based training, communication, and solutions to common problems Routine health checks, dealing with parasites, and recognizing and treating illness and injury, with a chapter on care of the older dog
101 Things to Know Before Getting a Dog: The Essential Guide to Preparing Your Family and Home for a Canine Companionby Susan Ewing
If you're longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. When new dog owners aren't prepared, it's the dog who suffers, so it's very important to consider all angles of dog care and ownership before making the commitment. This book starts with the process of selecting a suitable dog for your home and lifestyle and goes on to discuss the present and future requirements of feeding, grooming, training, healthcare, and much more to fully educate prospective new dog owners.Inside 101 Things to Know before Getting a Dog: Advice on selecting a puppy or adult dog based on your family, living space, and lifestyle Buying a purebred from a breeder versus adopting from a shelter or rescue group The equipment and supplies you'll need before the dog comes home Getting the dog acclimated to his new environment Feeding, grooming, training, and healthcare for all life stages Keeping your dog safe at home and away Illustrations, charts, and checklists, to help you plan and prepare
We're almost sure this issue of LCRW is made up of more than a 100,000 letters and can guarantee that most are in the right place. <P><P>Two huge stories anchor the issue, Nicole Kimberling explains that CSA means Crazy-Sexy Agriculture, and zombie hordes, vampires, cannibals, and many other ghouls tried to slip under the door. But it's not all monsters.
Praise for the Changers series: "Changers should appeal to a broad demographic. Teenagers, after all, are the world's leading experts on trying on, and then promptly discarding, new identities. " --New York Times Book Review "Kim's voice and the banter between characters are funny, and they feel real. The identity and marginalization issues loom large, but instead of being shoehorned into side characters, they're scooped up and taken into a deeper, entertaining, fantastic narrative. " -- Kirkus Review "Fantastic and poignant. " --John Green When we last saw Oryon Small he was kidnapped and locked in a basement, his best friend Chase dying in his arms. InBook Three of the groundbreaking Changers series, Oryon awakens as Kim Cruz, an Asian American girl whose body looks nothing like she expected or desired. WhereChangers Book One: Drew dealt primarily with issues of gender and bias, andChangers Book Two: Oryon explored issues concerning race and bigotry,Changers Book Three: Kim tackles the thorny, less straightforward subjects of body shaming, self-esteem, grief, mental illness, and how the expectations of the outside world can't help but color the way we see ourselves. Kim--smart, funny, and finally fed up with the cards she's been dealt--is finding out that friends change, love doesn't always mean forever, and growing up means living your truth, even if it isn't pretty.
"Nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail."-Alcoholics AnonymousThe culmination of all of the steps, Step 12 calls on each of us to complete our transformation from a self-centered existence fueled by addiction to one of joy and freedom through service to others. In Walk the Talk with Step 12 Gary K. explores the the history of Step 12 and redefines what it means to practice this critical step in modern times. Through inspiring testimonials, including the author's own dramatic story as a survivor of 9/11, we learn how a life of service extends far beyond helping other alcoholics and addicts, and reveals the power of such practices as honesty, tolerance, and love in stabilizing and supporting long term recovery.With passion and insight, Gary K. incites each of us-sponsors and sponsees, newcomers and old timers alike-to define our own paths of service and experience the rewards of community and connection.
Mahamudra and Dzogchen are perhaps the most profound teachings within all of Tibetan Buddhism. The experience of Mahamudra, or "great symbol," is an overwhelming sense of extraordinary clarity, totally open and nondualistic. Dzogchen, or "great perfection," is the ultimate teaching according to the Nyingma tradition and also represents the pinnacle of spiritual development. These are the two paths that provide practitioners with the most skillful means to experience the fully awakened state and directly taste the reality of our mind and environment. And yet these concepts are notoriously difficult to grasp and challenging to explain. In Wild Awakening, Tibetan Buddhist master Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche presents these esoteric teachings in a style that reveals their surprising simplicity and great practical value, emphasizing that we can all experience our world more directly, with responsibility, freedom, and confidence. With a straightforward approach and informal style, he presents these essential teachings in a way that even those very new to Tibetan Buddhism can understand.
When Amanda first came to Dr. Sachs for treatment, she had attempted suicide more than once. Withdrawn and cynical, she refused to speak during her therapy sessions. Determined to connect, Dr. Sachs tried something unconventional: he wrote letters to Amanda between sessions and invited her to write back, thinking she might feel more comfortable opening up in this way--and indeed she did. This correspondence gradually built trust between them, helping her to survive and ultimately to heal.When No One Understands consists of twenty letters that Dr. Sachs wrote to Amanda over the course of her therapy. In these letters, Sachs reaches out to Amanda with the core message that there is nothing wrong with her--that adolescence is painful, complex, and challenging for everyone and that her emotional pain deserves to be honored, openly explored, and viewed with compassion. Dr. Sachs also addresses many of the common questions and concerns shared by all teens on such topics as relationships, breakups, drugs and alcohol, parents, family dynamics, and more.Along the way, Dr. Sachs offers adults an inspiring image of a truly open, human-to-human relationship between an adult and a teenager. Parents, mental health professionals, guidance counselors, educators, and others who work with teens will see how they might also bring honesty, compassion, and humility to bear in their interactions with young people in order to create truly healing and supportive relationships.
In this exquisitely written memoir, poet Patrick Lane describes his raw and tender emergence at age sixty from a lifetime of alcohol and drug addiction. He spent the first year of his sobriety close to home, tending his garden, where he cast his mind back over his life, searching for the memories he'd tried to drown in vodka. Lane has gardened for as long as he can remember, and his garden's life has become inseparable from his own. A new bloom on a plant, a skirmish among the birds, the way a tree bends in the wind, and the slow, measured change of seasons invariably bring to his mind an episode from his eventful past. What the Stones Remember is the emerging chronicle of Lane's attempt to face those memories, as well as his new self--to rediscover his life. In this powerful and beautifully written book, Lane offers readers an unflinching and unsentimental account of coming to one's senses in the presence of nature.
Lao-tzu, the legendary sage of ancient China, is traditionally considered to be the author of the Tao Te Ching, one of the most popular classics of world literature. Now Lao-tzu's further teachings on the Tao, or Way, are presented here in the first English translation of the Chinese text known as the Wen-tzu. Although previously ignored by Western scholars, the Wen-tzu has long been revered by the Chinese as one of the great classics of ancient Taoism. In it, Lao-tzu shows that the cultivation of simplicity and spontaneity is essential to both the enlightened individual and the wise leader. This timeless work will appeal to a broad audience of contemporary readers who have come to consider Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching a classic on the art of living.
The power and simplicity of the Korean Zen tradition shine in this collection of teachings by a renowned modern master, translated by Martine Batchelor. Kusan Sunim provides a wealth of practical advice for students, particularly with regard to the uniquely Korean practice of hwadu, or sitting with questioning. An extensive introduction by Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs, provides both a biography of the author and a brief history of Korean Zen.
This book offers exercises, instructions, jokes, stories, pithy quotes, and--most of all--encouragement to anyone interested in exploring Zen but who may find traditional presentations severe or intimidating. Hamilton writes with an easygoing, friendly style that invites readers of all backgrounds to sit down and give meditation a try. But don't be fooled by her puns and checklists--this is serious Zen.Drawing on three decades of experience as a Zen practitioner and teacher, Hamilton explains how to meditate and how to maintain an ongoing practice. From there, in her clear, lighthearted, and humorous style, she moves right to the heart of Zen, showing us how we could move beyond our concepts, expectations, and emotional reactivity to touch the reality of our lived experience with openness and simplicity, thereby finding freedom.Untrain Your Parrot includes simple instructions to clarify and elucidate the basics: * how to establish a beginning meditation practice * how to develop physical, mental, and emotional awareness * how to experience "open" awareness--observing one's practice while allowing for a sense of spaciousness with whatever occursFor more information on the author, Elizabeth Hamilton, go to www.zencentersandiego.org.
Whether in painting, poetry, performance, music, dance, or life, there is an intelligence working in every situation. This force is the primary carrier of creation. If we trust it and follow its natural movement, it will astound us with its ability to find a way through problems--and even make creative use of our mistakes and failures. There is a magic to this process that cannot be controlled by the ego. Somehow it always finds the way to the place where you need to be, and a destination you never could have known in advance. When everything seems as if it is hopeless and going nowhere . . . trust the process. Shaun McNiff is internationally recognized as a founder and leading figure in the arts and healing field. University Professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he is past president of the American Art Therapy Association and the author of several other books including Art As Medicine, Trust the Process, and Creating with Others .
David Chadwick, a Texas-raised wanderer, college dropout, bumbling social activist, and hobbyhorse musician, began his study under Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1966. In 1988 Chadwick flew to Japan to begin a four-year period of voluntary exile and remedial Zen education. In Thank You and OK! he recounts his experiences both inside and beyond the monastery walls and offers insightful portraits of the characters he knew in that world--the bickering monks, the patient abbot, the trotting housewives, the ominous insects, the bewildered bureaucrats, and the frustrating English-language students--as they worked inexorably toward initiating him into the mysterious ways of Japan. Whether you're interested in Japan, Buddhism, or exotic travel writing, this book is great fun. To learn more about the author, David Chadwick, visit www.cuke.com.
Praise for Vi Khi Nao:"Here I was allowed to forget for a while that that is what books aspire to tell, so taken was I by more enthralling and mysterious pleasures." -Carole MasoHow do you bear the death of a child? With fishtanks and jellyfish burials, Persephone's pomegranate seeds, and affairs with the neighbors. Fish in Exile spins unimaginable loss through classical and magical tumblers, distorting our view so that we can see the contours of a parent's grief all the more clearly.Vi Khi Nao was born in Long Khanh, Vietnam. Vi's work includes poetry, fiction, film and cross-genre collaboration. Her poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, was the winner of 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize. Her novel, Fish In Exile, will make its first appearance in Fall 2016 from Coffee House Press. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University.
"[T]he best novel I've read so far this year. . . . I started Submergence one afternoon, cut short a social event that evening to keep reading, stepped off a train at midnight with twenty pages left, and stood under a light on the platform to finish them. . . . strange, intelligent, gorgeously written . . . Submergence is a dark book, but in such an unusual sense: Ledgard turns out the lights, and everything, inside and out, begins to glow."--Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine"Every once in a while, a critic will be mesmerized by a book that stands out from--even wipes the floor with--all other books that have come his way of late. . . . Prose merges with poetry; shocks detonate like depth charges, and characters' fates actually matter in Submergence, an astonishing novel that utterly immerses the reader."--Malcolm Forbes, Minneapolis Star Tribune "An extraordinary fusion of science and lyricism. . . . [A] darkly gleaming novel about love, deserts, oceans, lust and terror."--Alan Cheuse, NPR's "All Things Considered""Ledgard has given, in Submergence, glimpses of very strange life indeed: the spy in a place so lawless that chaos is the only norm, the scientist in our planet's least knowable region, lovers expert at self-containment. Out of this, acute understandings emerge."--New York Times Book Review In a room with no windows on the coast of Africa, an Englishman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Posing as a water expert to report on al-Qaeda activity in the area, he now faces extreme privation, mock executions, and forced marches through the arid badlands of Somalia. Thousands of miles away on the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders, a biomathematician, half-French, half-Australian, prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. She is obsessed with the life that multiplies in the darkness of the lowest strata of water.Both are drawn back to the previous Christmas, and to a French hotel on the Atlantic coast, where a chance encounter on the beach led to an intense and enduring romance. For James, his mind escapes to utopias both imagined and remembered. Danny is drawn back to beginnings: to mythical and scientific origins, and to her own. It is to each other and to the ocean that they most frequently return: magnetic and otherworldly, a comfort and a threat.J. M. Ledgard was born in the Shetland Islands. He has been a correspondent for The Economist since 1995, specializing in foreign political and war reporting. He currently works in Africa, traveling widely in the continent.
This supercool paper airplanes ebook contains the best planes you have ever seen!These 12 paper planes are easy to build- then the fun begins! Awesome paper planes include: The sci-fi inspired Thunder Bird is a technological marvel and an incredibly easy plane to assemble! The colorful Dragonfly has a unique 4-wing structure-highly unusual for a paper airplane! The high-tech SpaceShipTwo has a fuselage just like the real-life Virgin Galactic rocket ship. Unlike other origami airplanes, these are ready to go in under a minute, with no messy glue or tape required! A full-color instruction book provides clear information about each model and tips on how to fine-tune the planes to get better performance.Head right outdoors with this collection and have many hours of high-flying fun!
Batik occupies a special place in Indonesian culture. Each fabric has a rich story to tell-as a reflection of the nation's religious beliefs, sophisticated court cultures and cosmopolitan history.The extraordinary textiles in this book are from the collections of Rudolf Smend and Donald Harper. Most date from the period 1880 to 1930 when the art of batik reached its apogee. Having collected historic batik for over thirty years and published two books on the subject, Rudolf Smend has invited his friend and fellow batik specialist Donald Harper to contribute his fine collection to this publication as well. None of the batik in this book have been published before. They represent an exquisite cross-section of the batik production of Java-the most important batik-producing region in the world.The cloths are complemented by vintage photographs from the first quarter of the 20th century demonstrating how the batik were worn at court and at home. Three are from museums in Dresden and Cologne, while three are from the private collection of Leo Haks. The others have been collected over the past 30 years from private sources in Java. The captions are by Maria Wronska-Friend, an ethnologist and batik expert who frequently visits Indonesian batik centers and has worked for many years as an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea. Her contributions provide fundamental knowledge for lovers of this art form while at the same time providing new insights for experts.Rudolf Smend has invited other batik aficionados of his generation to share their passion for batik in this book. Inger McCabe Elliott, author of the bestselling Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java has contributed her lifelong experience. Other authorities like Annegret Haake, Brigitte Khan Majlis and Jonathan Hope share their views and expertise in these pages. This book represents a labor of love and a lifetime of friendship for the two authors, who hope it will provide inspiration to a whole new generation of batik lovers.
In Everyday Thai Cooking, Katie Chin-a chef hailed as the "Asian Rachel Ray" by her many fans-shares her recipe secrets along with tips, tools, and techniques that enable you to easily bring delectable homemade Thai dishes to your table! As the daughter of award-winning restaurateur Leeann Chin, Katie's heritage has been deeply rooted in the cultivation of fine Asian cuisine. Katie has since taken the culinary world by storm as a well-respected food writer, television personality, and now published author. Katie is a success among the cooking community, however, her true reward stems from her success at home. As working mother of toddler twins, Katie realized a need for simple, easy and delicious Thai recipes that call for accessible ingredients and Everyday Thai Cooking delivers just that. Everyday Thai Cooking offers basic recipes for staple dishes that include both homemade and store-bought options. From appetizers to desserts, each step-by-step recipe lists preparation times (most within thirty minutes) and alternates for less accessible ingredients. Illustrated with mouthwatering color photographs, Everyday Thai Cooking features more than 100 simple Thai recipes that includes:Crunchy Siam Spring RollsTom Yum GoongCrispy Mango ChickenShaking BeefFragrant Coconut Fish in Banana LeavesMee Krob
A fun and accessible introduction to studying kungfu--designed specifically with the interests and capabilities of young martial artists in mind.First time martial arts students are not just starting a program of physical and mental practice. They are entering a new world--one that not only has new rules, new goals, and even new clothing--but that also offers them lots of new opportunities for fun and accomplishment.Kungfu for Kids will help prepare kids to start learning about kungfu and help them practice at home. It includes thorough introductions to the history and philosophy of the techniques, what to expect in the first few classes, how to warm up and practice, and advice on setting goals.With over 75 full-color illustrations, including 40 clearly diagrammed kung fu exercises, along with lots of fun facts and informative sidebars written in kid-friendly jargon-free language, this is the perfect introduction for the younger martial artist.
This is not a dry scholarly book on Zen. It is a fascinating introduction into a study of self-enlightenment and inner reason that has been a driving force of all Japanese culture. Written by Reginal Horace Blyth (1898-1964) this is a volume free of the dry pedantry that has hobbled so many well meaning French and English studies of Zen. It is free also of the breathless mystery-mongering that unfortunately has bloated American Zen.Blyth reads easily. The questions he poses; the views he offers....all lead to a sense of inner self and an awakening of an awareness of the surrounding universe and one's relationship to it.After discussing "What is Zen?" (and what isn't) Blyth sketches a history of Zen dating from 1000 B.C. to715 A.D., the year of the death of the Sixth patriarch, Huineg. With a historical background thus established, Blyth next provides translations and commentary on some of the most important and basic Zen literature in existence. For the Zen initiate then, this book is an excellent beginning. For the practitioner, further meaningful revelations await.
Are you ready to learn taekwondo, but don't know where to begin? Are you intimidated by the unfamiliar terms or the flying kicks? With Taekwondo Basics you'll become an expert in this martial art in no time!With Taekwondo Basics you'll learn about:The origins of taekwondo - philosophy, history, and different branches of the martial artWhat really happens in a taekwondo class - invaluable tips on choosing the right school, getting ready for your first class, and basic training methodsThe essential elements of the style - stances, blocks, hand and arm strikes, and kicksHow to complement your taekwondo training with other conditioning exercises, such as running and bikingEffective ways to improve your technique through target training, partner training, competitive training, free-sparring, and more Resources that can help you further develop your knowledge of and training in taekwondo Whether you're considering taking up this martial art, or you've already started, Taekwondo Basics offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to taekwondo so that you can feel confident and be successful in your practice.
Our media is filled with confusing, polarizing messages about the dangers of porn, while at the same time sexually explicit images are pronounced in advertising and entertainment. Using a natural question/answer format for people feeling fear and shame about porn use, this accessible, funny, and well-informed book is the first one to offer men a nonjudgmental way to discover how to view and use pornography responsibly. David J. Ley, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on issues related to sexuality and mental health. He has authored two books, published in the Los Angeles Times and Playboy, and appeared on television with Anderson Cooper and Dr. Phil.
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