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A clean house means peace of mind. But who has the time to keep on top of it? Fortunately, this book breaks down home organization and gives busy families a solution. Unlike other decluttering books that press for perfection, this flexible guide features tips for each room in the house and helps you tackle your clutter in any way that works for you. With helpful icons that highlight quick tasks more suitable for weeknights as well as time-consuming jobs best left for the weekend, you will clean up and still have time for fun! After all, why spend all day cleaning when it's easy to do small things, like:Dump out the junk drawerToss unnecessary papersCorral kids' toysClean out the medicine cabinetBefore long, you will be able to clean up your act--one closet, one room, one day at a time!
For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to first draft in only twenty-six weeks! This guide covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an idea to finding an agent and submitting to publishers. This practical guide takes you through the ins and outs of writing and publishing your first book, including how to: Create authentic characters, engaging plotlines, and believable settings Edit for tone, structure, and pacing Find the right agent Market and sell your work to publishers Build a career as a novelist Complete with writing exercises, inspiring examples, and expert advice from bestselling novelists, this book is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the art, craft, and business of writing fiction.
Sure, everybody loves the movies. But how much do these movie enthusiasts really know about them? In this groundbreaking book, noted film critic Chris Barsanti gives you the most entertaining crash course in good film in a book--one movie a day. This is not just another greatest-movies celebration. Pairing cinema's lesser-seen gems alongside blockbusters, great early works from the pioneers of film alongside often-overlooked films from great directors, Barsanti unveils the movies that all true cineastes must see--for everyone's viewing pleasure. Filmology: So you can watch your way to an education in film!
There's nothing they hate more than bad home décor, cheap vodka, and men who take off their shirts but shouldn't (especially when those things happen all at once!). They believe they're unique, yet somehow they're all exactly the same, bitching about Prop 8 and lamenting the sad fact that Bradley Cooper is straight. A day without Bravo TV, disco music, frantic texting, and just the right designer clothes makes them want to off themselves.Well, it's not quite that extreme, but it's definitely Stuff that Makes a Gay Heart Weep.In this laugh-out-loud guide to the dislikes of millions, the author shows in 150 succinct entries that it's just not fair for Caucasians to have all the fun! You are invited to kick back, pour yourself a Ketel One on the rocks, and get lost in the bitchiest bitch-fest west of the West Village and this side of the Castro.
There's more to marijuana than smoking it. And in this one-stop, one-stoke resource, you'll learn it all. With more than 800 entries covering everything from Afghan Kush to Zombieland, this awesome collection of all things cannabis is packed with information and illustrations every stoner should know, including:Why the subtle flavor of bubbleberry makes it a rich pothead's drug of choiceHow to properly make a bong out of a coconut for maximum highnessHow high you should be to watch a Jack Black movieThe real way to get stoned at festivals like the Hash BashWhy Barack Obama and Michael Phelps are really role modelsIt's the reference no stoner should be without! This book gives you what you need to know to be at the head of the class--at least while you're passing around a joint.
In this fully expanded and updated third edition of the bestselling classic, you learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it. You'll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it happens, respond to abusers safely and appropriately, and most important, lead a happier, healthier life.In two all-new chapters, Evans reveals the Outside Stresses driving the rise in verbal abuse - and shows you how you can mitigate the devastating effects on your relationships. She also outlines the Levels of Abuse that characterize this kind of behavior - from subtle, insidious put-downs that can erode your self-esteem to full-out tantrums of name-calling, screaming, and threatening that can escalate into physical abuse.Drawing from hundreds of real situations suffered by real people just like you, Evans offers strategies, sample scripts, and action plans designed to help you deal with the abuse - and the abuser.This timely new edition of The Verbally Abusive Relationship puts you on the road to recognizing and responding to verbal abuse, one crucial step at a time!
Vegans. Skateboarders. Trekkies. The Cult of the Individual is alive and well and expressing itself all over America--and this book proves it. With this enlightening (and sometimes frightening) field guide, you'll delve into the customs, mores, and motivations behind every type of fan, geek, and superfreak, including:SwingersHackersDungeon MastersHappening ArtistsCryptozoologistsUtopiansBohemiansShrinersOenophilesDeadheadsFrom music to food, sports to fashion, there are people who take their "hobbies" to an extreme the rest of us can only imagine. With this book, you'll get a bird's-eye view of these hobbies gone wild--from sea to shining sea!
Spurred by President Obama, the Small Business Association has stepped up its loan program to companies around the nation. But to receive an SBA-guaranteed loan, firms must navigate a complex course of processes, qualifications, documentation, and approvals.You need this new edition of Charles Green's invaluable book to chart the best way to apply for and get an SBA loan. Green wastes no time in showing: Why an SBA loan guarantee is a good option in tough economic timesHow to choose the right bank at a time when many banks have failed and credit is tightWhat the new rules and regulations say about the paperwork and documentation loan applicants must supplyIn today's turbulent economic climate, solid financial backing is the key to small business survival. And this fully updated guide to SBA loans will help you land it.
"[Mr. Lemoine's] desserts . . . verge on spectacular."--The New York TimesWhip up a quick dessert to celebrate Coconut Torte Day on March 13!Stock up on vermouth to celebrate Dry Martini Day on June 19!Up for fried seafood? October 2 is National Fried Scallops Day!With this fabulously fun cookbook, every day is a holiday--that is, a national food holiday! In this book, acclaimed chef and Food Network competitor Yvan D. Lemoine shares recipes with a trademark exuberance that invites you to the party! You'll be treated to interesting food trivia alongside easy-to-follow instructions for how to make such mouthwatering goodies as Salted Caramel Popcorn (for Popcorn Day, January 19), Almond Madeleines (for Almond Day, February 16), Spinach and Artichoke Dip (for Artichoke Heart Day, March 16), and many more for each month that follows.Packed with a refreshing, random mix of recipes associated with each day of the year and festive full-color photos throughout, this delightfully uncommon cookbook is sure to tempt the tastebuds of foodies and free-spirits alike!
Today's new pressure cookers are the modern cook's ultimate time-saver--and now you can slash cooking time 70 percent and cut costs at the same time! In this one-of-a-kind collection, you'll find hundreds of delicious, nutritious recipes that won't break the bank, including:Rosemary Pork Shoulders with ApplesChicken BordeauxCatfish in Creole SauceSwiss Chard and Vegetables in Parmesan SauceMolten Fudge Pudding CakeFor that slow-cooked taste in far less time, this cookbook is the perfect solution for busy cooks on a budget!
Your wingman refuses to jump on a grenade.During sex, your girlfriend calls out her ex's name.Your wife went from having a sweet ass to a fat ass.And all you can think is . . . WTF?It's the one topic that pisses men off yet keeps them coming back for more--women. From hookups to breakups, this book handles the most f*#!-ed-up scenarios men face with the fairer (and far more confusing) sex. It's the perfect relationship manual for men, as it ditches the Dr. Phil advice and gives actual (if not always appropriate) assistance during the shittiest of dilemmas.Whether you're striking out or getting down, married, engaged, or can't even get past the first date--this book provides a much-deserved laugh whenever the woman in your life has you saying, "what the f*#!?"
Face it - words matter when it comes to getting noticed, getting the interview, and getting the job. In this invaluable guide to crafting the pitch that opens doors, staffing experts Schuman and Nadler give you hundreds of tools to make that happen.You will no longer struggle to find the phrases that best highlight your achievements; instead, you'll garner attention with such smart options as:I created a program that accomplished the following . . .My work generated $5 million in revenue . . .I built a team of employees who created . . .The work I did saved my company $3 million . . .I solved the following problems for my employer . . . The market's tight, but the jobs are out there. With these essential words and phrases, you can move your application to the top of the pile!
Birthdays hold the keys to the best sex you'll ever have--if only you knew how to read the signs. In this book, noted astrologer and author Phyllis Vega draws on the predictive powers of astrology and the ancient art of numerology to create revealing erotic profiles for you to use in between the sheets.August 8--LeoWhat Makes You TickYou're so self-assured that your majestic presence and logical mind make people think you know what you're talking about, even when you don't. You have very definite ideas about who should be in charge in any given situation, and anyone who wants to score points with you will make it seem as if you are running the show, even when you're not. Although demanding in relationships, you're also generous, protective, caring, and loyal.Between the SheetsCasual bedroom dalliances don't really appeal to you; you prefer saving your passion for a grand affair of the heart. Fearful of rejection, you restrain yourself until you're sure that you and the object of your affection are on the same page. However, behind closed doors, you're a fiery, dramatic bedmate. A powerhouse of sexual energy, you like being the one in control of your bedroom encounters.Tips for Your Ideal LoverErotic massage turns you on and sharing an aromatic bubble bath with your partner puts you in a playful mood. You enjoy making a production of your lovemaking with sexy attire, sumptuous bedding, candles, and music.With this entertainingly erotic guide, you'll learn intimate sex secrets about yourself, as well as those of your lovers--past, present, and future!
While other children were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was trying to figure out how to go from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls. This powerful, unforgettable memoir chronicles how one child was shunned-and even physically abused-by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it all wrong, why schools are often unable to prevent disaster, and how bullying has been misunderstood and mishandled by the mental health community. You will be shocked, moved, and ultimately inspired by this harrowing tale of survival against insurmountable odds. This vivid story will open your eyes to the harsh realities and long-term consequences of bullying-and how all of us can make a difference in the lives of teens today.llying. This eBook special edition includes exclusive bonus life-saving tips for parents of a bullied or excluded child.
Do you have psychic potential? Do you possess gifts that you fail to recognize? Can you really learn to develop and use these abilities? The answer to all three questions is yes.You were born psychic. You may not have a crystal ball, but you can learn how to recognize your innate ability and apply it practically to your everyday life.Through her work as the only psychic to ever work with FBI, Noreen Renier has helped lead law enforcement authorities, crime victims, and distressed families to answers. That experience, combined with her no-nonsense approach that includes helpful exercises and meditations, will help you understand and develop your unique skills without any hocus-pocus.This book takes the mystery and doubt out of psychic phenomena so you can develop and use these abilities to enrich your everyday life.
There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy - this book's here to help you avoid all most of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her.She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That's where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive - there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary - but assertive during the decision-making process (he didn't want to wind up with a kid named Percy). And now it's your turn.She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities.
Airplane Blonde. Intercorpse. Prostitot. Queef. Rainbow Kiss.There's a big world of obscenity out there--and you'll explore every profane nook and cranny in this compilation. We're talking about more than 2,000 insults, obscenities, and vulgarities raw enough to make even the most unflappable linguist blush.Forget grammar school swearing; this is advanced cursing for the most discerning dirty mouths! From the colorful--geequals, manscape, prairie dog--to the crude--giraffe, Roman shower, vagitarian, this big-ass book of bad language will have you dissing douchebags with doolally style in just a friggin' minute!
I hate that I'm going bald. I hate that I still make fun of bald people.I hate karma.Amateur haters, step aside. Time to learn what it really means to be miserable. Because this guy hates everything. From hating the little irks that happen now and then (like the water that squirts out of the mustard bottle) to hating the unfortunate realities of today's world (like that superheroes don't exist . . . but villains do), Matthew DiBenedetti tells readers how he really feels. With such a variety of miserable musings, you'll find something to laugh at--and someone to loathe with--in this book.
Have you ever wished you could enjoy an Italian dinner with Frances Mayes? Or swap recipes with Jacquelyn Mitchard? It's all possible in this unique cookbook that features recipes drawn from the works of today's bestselling authors, along with intimate insights that help bring their most beloved books to life.The delectable recipes featured in this bibliophile's cookbook include:Lisa See's Won Tons Tom Perrotta's Minestrone Soup Elinor Lipman's Veal Marengo Janice Y. K. Lee's Indonesian Ginger Chicken Sara Gruen's Salmon en Croûte with Hollandaise Sauce Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus's Plum Torte Lisa Genova's White-Chocolate Challah Pudding with Raspberry Sauce And much, much more! With more than 100 dishes and drinks created by fifty of today's brightest writers, this cookbook will become a feast for your mind--and your soul!
Set your sights on a screenwriting career--and you know you're not in Kansas anymore. With some 100,000 original screenplays vying to be among the 7,000 few made into movies every year, craft is key and competition is fierce. Enter the Wizard: Award-winning screenwriter and playwright and acclaimed writing instructor Richard Krevolin, who shows you the way to turn your good ideas into great stories, and your great stories into compelling scripts.With the writer's gift for storytelling and the professor's gift for teaching, Krevolin gives you the brains, heart, and courage you need to make it in the Emerald City of Hollywood--one yellow brick at a time.
More than 20 million Americans claim some sort of Irish heritage. But how much do you really know about this amazing country? Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney--this book is a concise and authoritative guide that dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Highlights include:Who St. Patrick really wasThe story behind "Sunday Bloody Sunday"Scandals in the Irish churchComing to America and the real gangs of New York The spooky truth behind changelings, leprechauns, and fairiesComplete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, this book is an informative pot of gold for everyone who loves the Irish!
For years, "whisperers" have gotten horses, dogs, and babies to behave. Through simple rewards and punishments, they encourage positives and discourage negatives. But why is it so hard to achieve in relationships? Enter The Man Whisperer. This modern communication guide shows you how to adopt a new style--to get what you want! Authors Donna Sozio and Samantha Brett have men eating out of their hands, and here they share their secrets. This lighthearted guide features tactics to get him to:Text if he's going to be late (yet again!)Put her orgasm first (without expecting "rewards")Say the "L" word (and mean it)Spend quality time (regardless of what game is on)Whether in the honeymoon phase or seriously committed, this book gives you solutions to thorny problems and balances expert advice with humor and anecdotes to illustrate how to turn any guy into a well-tamed man!
Boy, oh, boy, it's a difficult decision when it comes to naming a guy's manhood. Does one go respectable with Peter O'Toole? Or hip with the Big Lebowski? Or choose one with a little more flavor, like Charleston Chew? With so many possibilities, it could really drive a person nuts!Lucky for those looking to nail down the perfect name for their (partner's) favorite body part, there's this book. It's a long, hard process coming up with an original name for a man's member, so this book doesn't beat around the bush. It pulls together 500 options, sizes them up, and helps you get down to business and choose the perfect fit.At the end of the naming process, you will think your choice is a stroke of genius--and be relieved you're not just calling it Harry or Dick.
The American house is one cluttered place. Frugal folks need to get their homes in order and find ways to make money from the junk they no longer need or want. That's where this book comes in!Organized by rooms of the house and tasks of the day, this book becomes a veritable clutter checklist. Each chapter in this reader-friendly guide features:Cashing In: A profile of everyday people who have earned big while clearing outQuick Clutter Challenge: Easy ways for you to declutter a space in thirty minutes or lessA Keep, Toss, Sell Chart: A visual organizer to help get every room of the house under controlCash Back in This Chapter: What better way to motivate you than to point out potential earnings from one chapter's worth of tips?You can forget paying big bucks for a professional organizer. With Leah Ingram as your guide, you'll have extra money--and a home you can be proud of--in no time!
What are you to do when your cheerful, friendly family members morph overnight into sarcastic, sullen, teens? How can you get through to these hormonally challenged strangers when all you get in return are sighs and eyerolls? Thankfully, this book reveals the groundbreaking strategies you can use to maintain good communication, healthy interaction, and strong connections to your teen, no matter how rocky the road to puberty becomes. You'll learn how to: Let your teens help set the rules--and the consequences for breaking them Realize that "me, me, me!" is actually age-appropriate Put honesty above all else Try not to criticize, judge, or become angry Based on the latest research, this book works as a Rosetta Stone to help you hear what your kids are really saying--and makes sure nothing is lost in translation!
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