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You order a large coffee with milk and two sugars at the drive thru, and wind up with a large black-decaf. You go to save the presentation that's taken you all week to complete-only to discover it's corrupt. Your bank slaps you with a $25 charge for overdrafting 25 cents... And all you can think is...WTF? Luckily for you, this book fills in the blanks and gives you humorous ideas for what to do when life makes them say, "what the f*#!?" Step by step, the authors take readers through inventively therapeutic, sometimes illegal, always hilarious solutions to life's many problematic situations. Whether it happens at the office or at home, out on the town or in the bedroom, life's most f*#!'ed-up situations are covered in this entertaining guide. Rather than turn lemons into lemonade, this book spits lemon juice into life's eye and gives it a good kick to the junk.
Puppies are well known for being furry, cuddly bundles of joy. But some of these tiny four-legged friends are miracle workers, too. Puppy Miracles tells the story of fifty amazing puppies, including a Labrador retriever who rescues a woman from an icy river, a German shepherd puppy who saves a baby from a fall down a steep flight of stairs, and a Border collie who runs for help after his owner suffers a near fatal injury.The heroic deeds in this remarkable collection prove that these extraordinary animals are capable of touching the soul, healing the heart, and achieving miracles.
Through their courage, strength, and beauty, horses will forever be known to capture hearts and bond with humans in a way never thought possible. Horses demonstrate their loyalty and bravery every day on farms and in riding stables. But in this exciting volume of the Miracles series, horses go beyond bravery--and prove themselves to be miracle workers. Whether rescuing their young owners from an attacker, overcoming abuse to serve as a teacher to other horses, or proving therapy to those who need it most, these noble creatures have proven time and time again that miracles can--and do--happen. This book brings to life the steadfast horse-human bond--and shows how horses can change the lives of their riders forever.
"Brad and Sherry Hansen Steiger are two of my favorite people. Their wonderful book Christmas Miracles is a treasury of uplifting stories that demonstrates the wonders that can and do accompany our lives." --Shirley MacLaine, Academy Award-winning actress and authorThe promise that miracles can happen is never more certain than during the holiday season, when it really does seem that your dreams and wishes can come true.From a guardian angel who finds a desperately needed job for a man whose wife is about to give birth right before Christmas to pair of grieving parents who receive a warm Christmas message from their recently departed son, these incredible-but-true, larger-than-life miracles celebrate the wondrous joys of this special time of year. Because the first Christmas--and every one since--is a miracle.
It is often said that cats find their owners. Bestselling authors Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger turn their attention to amazing cats that have gone one step beyond and have brought actual miracles to their owner's lives. Whether saving an ailing diabetic from slipping into a coma, protecting a small child from a dangerous rattlesnake, or traveling more than 600 hundred miles to be reunited with their family, these mysterious and comforting creatures prove themselves to be nothing short of miraculous. The stories in this collection celebrate survival, courage, and unbelievable heroism.
This is the Yiddish they didn't teach at Temple. This book gives readers the lowdown on how to really spit the Hebrew alphabet. With plenty of slang, curses, and idiomatic expressions, this book gives readers' Yiddish vocabulary a real kick in the toches.
The United States Postal Service is the nation's largest civilian employer. Yet 80 percent of all applicants fail the test. That's why readers look to Norman Hall's classic, comprehensive guide to the Battery 460 and 473 exams. This revised and updated third edition offers new test questions and exercises. Featuring information about various careers in the postal service and complete with a money back guarantee, this book is all readers need to pass!
The Internet has not only changed the sheer vastness of services and products available to consumers, but it's significantly changed the way businesses communicate with their buyers. The good news is that new technology makes it easier for businesses to get the right product to the right customer at the right time - and at a fraction of the cost. Completely updated and revised, this book uses the expertise of today's top media gurus to show you how to get the word out about your product or business and reach even more buyers - without the cost of a traditional big budget campaign!
For millions of Americans, wine is more than just a libation. It's a hobby, an investment-it's a passion. The Wine Lover's Journal is the perfect way for wine enthusiasts to learn more about this sophisticated drink. This sleek journal is also an ideal method for connoisseurs to keep track of wines they've tried-and those they are still itching to get their corkscrews into. In this attractive volume, you will learn how to: Decipher between varieties of wine; Compare region versus variety; Identify types of grapes; Pair wine with food; With pages for recording details of reds, whites, sparkling, and dessert wines, this stylish journal is perfect for any wine lover!
It's one awesome time after another as travelers crisscross the country in search of the next great experience. Whether they want to rock out in Tennessee at Bonnaroo or enjoy some "Rocky Mountain oysters" at Montana's Testicle Festival, this is the perfect companion for all travelers looking to have some good ol' American fun. Every entry is suitable for all, young or young at heart, and supplies the pertinent getaway information so they can: enjoy the snow and sounds of Aspen's Jazz Festival; rev up the party engines at the Indy 500; experience a swashbuckling good time at Gaspirilla's Pirate Fest; cheer on the horses and sip mint juleps at the Preakness; and more. It's all here in a region-by-region breakdown of the country's best celebrations. And it's certain to have travelers packing up for a good time.
Faeries, gnomes, elves, and sprites have been a part of ancient Celtic lore for centuries. These nature spirits protect and offer guidance to those who truly believe in their power. This book explores the mystical world of the Fey (nature spirits and guardians) and provides training to become a Faery shaman. Readers learn how to use the energy of nature spirits to heal their bodies, minds, and hearts. This complete guide illustrates the journey to becoming a Faery shaman, offers tips to strengthen partnership with Faery, provides lessons for productive Faery healing sessions, and includes Faery magick for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Bestselling author and Faery shaman Edain McCoy lifts the veil between our world and the world of the Faery to show readers the benefits of a truly magical relationship.
"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you . . ."~Dan Rather. Great teachers are the unsung heroes of our lives. More than mere educators, they don't just dictate facts and check spelling, they transform lives. In My Teacher Is My Hero, you'll meet more than fifty unforgettable teachers who go the extra mile so their students can go the extra mile as well-making an impact that lasts long after the classroom. From hard lessons learned on the playground to enlightening discussions in a professor's office, these are the tales of those lucky enough to learn from the best. In this moving collection, we celebrate the teachers who go above and beyond, enlightening not only our minds but our hearts, as well.
Millions of children struggle with reading-and even more struggle to understand exactly what they're reading. Read Well, Think Well will help you to teach your children to build the essential reading and comprehension skills they need to succeed in today's demanding school system. Teacher trainer and literacy specialist Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., provides the necessary knowledge, strategies, and exercises that will turn your kids into first-rate readers and thinkers. Learn how to:Choose the best, age-appropriate reading materialBoost your child's memory and retention skills through verbal and visual exercisesUtilize technology aids to help your child understand the comprehension processUnderstand the "Big Six" of reading comprehension through analysis and summary of the textPromote values for everyday life through readingRead Well, Think Well-the ultimate guide to secure your child's academic success.Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., is a premiere teacher trainer in New York City, specializing in middle-grade and young-adult literacy. He is the winner of the 1997 Frank W. Dilley Award, Walden University's annual prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation. Dr. Lanse, a consultant with the UFT Teacher Center, trains teachers in current literacy research and shows them how to turn the research into daily classroom practice. He has also taught many parent workshops for the United Federation of Teachers. Lanse lives with his teenage son, Kenny, in New York, NY.
This charming cookbook is filled with hundreds of unique and savory dishes sure to fill any appetite, along with a sprinkling of inspiring Scripture. These flavorful recipes allow the chefs-to-be time to socialize and gather with their friends and family, while their meals simmer to perfection. From Crab and Pepper Dip for an appetizer to an entrée of Salsa Swiss Steak and then Peach Fudge Pudding Cake for dessert, this attractive volume pleases every taste sensation. It's a perfect cookbook for anyone who loves entertaining and their slow cooker.
Whether they're ordering a slice in Little Italy or riding along the Grand Canal, this book will be a reader's guide to truly spitting the sauce. A collection of slang and expressions that could make Tony Soprano blush, this book helps non-native speakers sound like they just got off the boat. Each entry provides an individual foreign gem, a useful Italian sentence employing the word, the expression's English counterpart, and its literal translation. Complete with up-to-date curses, slang, and idiomatic expressions, the words and phrases are split into different situation-based sections, so the reader will always know what to say - no matter where they are.
Whether you're looking to mix a traditional martini, or concoct one of today's more trendy cocktails, you'll find everything you need to shake, stir, and serve over 2,000 drinks with style in this easy-to-use Bartender's Guide. Includes: 2,000 recipes, listed alphabetically; Step-by-step mixing directions; Proper glassware and garnishes; Advice on stocking a home bar; Definitions of mixology terms; and complete liquor index.
Many parents of strong-willed children feel inadequate or like they're doing something wrong. But this isn't true! Although strong-willed children do present a unique challenge, it is possible for Mom and Dad to tailor parenting practices and actually enjoy their time with the kids. Written by two distinguished parenting authorities, this book offers specific advice on the serious problems that face so many parents. Finally readers can relax, as they learn how to: regain control of their family; reap the benefits of healthy communication; discipline to teach, not to punish; resolve conflict effectively; and overcome willfulness in older children. When every mealtime, bathtime, and bedtime is a struggle, discouraged parents need answers--and now they have them. With this book, parents can rest assured that they too can raise a respectful, cooperative, and pleasant child.
"Give me liberty or give me death." "Houston, we have a problem." "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." American ears ring with these and hundreds of other declarations, spun out of history. Walt Whitman claimed to "hear America singing," but, mostly, we hear America talking. Out loud. This book features more than 300 quotations from influential Americans, including Benjamin Franklin, Muhammad Ali, George W. Bush, Paris Hilton, and many more! This book chronologically records the historical timeline of America--one voice at a time.
What's Section 1031? How does it help property investment? Who qualifies for its benefits? These are the answers serious real estate investors must know - and are the kind of issues tackled in this one-stop resource. Property owners will find all the useful (and money-saving) information on real estate taxes they need, like how to: shelter rental income and earn the most from vacation properties; maximize expense and loss deductions; participate in Tenant-in-Common investing; preserve their wealth by protecting their assets; and much more! It's important for everyone to know their legal rights - especially when it comes to their investments and money. This guide lays the foundation to build an investor's wealth.
Mudslides. Daiquiris. Margaritas. Whether you're trying to beat the heat or just take a mental vacation, these icy indulgences are irresistible. Now, you can make restaurant-quality frozen cocktails at home, with Frozen Drinks: An A to Z Companion to All Your Frozen Favorites. Expert bartender Cheryl Charming shares her secrets on how to: Whip up the best frozen drinks, with or without a blender; Impress guests with fresh mixers-far superior to the storebought type; Create more than 800 of the iciest libations!
Buying your own business is the shortest route to realizing that dream-and often financially safer than starting from scratch. Buying Your Own Business, 2nd Edition is the essential reference to reaching your goal. This completely revised and updated guide offers more strategies and tips than ever. You'll learn how to:Identify business opportunitiesPlan an acquisition strategyEvaluate target businessesNegotiate a fair arrangementClose the dealAlso included are completely new sections on how to:Utilize online resourcesRevitalize a sluggish company Assess a company's strengths and weaknessesPrepare for tax season with up-to-date changes in tax laws.With more than twenty years of experience buying and selling businesses, Russell Robb provides the practical step-by-step advice you need to buy a business-and make it your own!Russell Robb is a twenty-year veteran in the mergers and acquisitions business, providing investment banking and corporate finance advisory services to a wide range of middle-market companies. He served as president of the Boston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and as president of the 9,000-member Association for Corporate Growth International headquartered in Chicago. Robb is the author of Streetwise(r) Selling Your Business and the first edition of Buying Your Own Business. He is currently the managing director of Tully & Holland, Inc. He lives in Cambridge, MA.
Do you write for hours on end and wonder if anyone else will ever see your work?Do you send out countless samples, proposals, and pleas only to hear nothing back?Do you long to see your name in print and actually make money as a writer?With The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Get Published, you can finally learn how to master the process and get that byline you've always wanted.Offering you insider's tips to the tricky publishing world, this expert author and agent team can help you make your writing dreams a reality. Meg Schneider and Barbara Doyen reveal how to:Approach the appropriate publishing houseMake a successful pitchGet material to the decision-makers directlySelf-promote and negotiate the best deal possibleThe ultimate writer's resource, The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Get Published offers the cold hard facts about the business as well as valuable advice that will turn your career around-or give it the kick-start it needs!Meg Schneideris an award-winning writer with nearly two decades of experience in journalism and public relations. She has written 8 books, including two for writers: The Everything Guide to Writing a Book Proposal. Her journalism honors include awards from the Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors, Women in Communications, the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, Gannett, the New York State Associated Press, and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. A native of Iowa, Schneider now lives in Upstate New York.Barbara Doyen is President of Doyen Literary Services, Inc. - an agency representing 100-plus authors. Her writing credits include many articles and eight published books, both fiction and nonfiction, and an audiocassette instructional series that was endorsed by James Michener. Her Write To $ell® seminars have assisted thousands of attendees in furthering their writing careers. Doyen has been involved in publishing since the mid-1970s, when her first novel was published. Her agency was incorporated in 1988. Doyen lives in Northwest Iowa.
When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it is often difficult to know what to do. Those who want to help can sometimes make matters worse. Written in a frank conversational manner, this book offers readers specific advice on what to do for a friend or loved one in need, such as offer to do the weekly grocery shopping, pick up the kids from school or bring them to practice, choose to be a chemobuddy, and keep up with bills and other important deadlines. This stressful and uncertain time is difficult for the patient's family and friends. This book provides the support and guidance everyone needs to make this time easier.
There are certain towns that we all associate with ghost stories and sightings. But creepy encounters happen everyday all throughout this country-in towns that you may never have heard of, to normal people, just like you! With Ghostly Adventures, you can travel to these terrifying towns and share in the scare. Let ghost guru, Christopher Balzano, be your guide through the jaw-dropping true tales that happen all around the U.S., in places like:the Boston hotel where old Mr. Parker returns to check on his guests the lost village of Dudleytown, Connecticut, where all residents vanished without a tracethe Summerwind Mansion in northeast Wisconsin, whose secret compartment housed a man's corpse for yearsTerrifying true tales and frightening facts come together to create hours of eerie entertainment that you can read on your own or out loud with friends. With Ghostly Adventures, you can stop just wondering about ghosts and get to know them yourself!Christopher Balzano: is a teacher and folklorist. He has been investigating the unknown for twelve years and is currently running the Massachusetts Paranormal Crossroads website. His writing has appeared in The Haunted Times, Mystery Magazine, as well as Unexplained Paranormal Magazine. His investigations have been covered by The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Standard Times, and Worchester Magazine. Balzano lives in Boston, MA.
As foreclosures increase, so do the odds of finding the home of your dreams! You can ride out the storm in the housing market and find great real estate at amazing values. Whether you're looking for a new home or an investment property, this step-by-step guide will show you how to find, buy, and finance foreclosed property. This new edition includes information on: The current state of the housing market and the opportunities it offers; How to find foreclosed property on the Internet; Short selling and other techniques for buying foreclosed real estate. You'll also learn how to: Research properties; Get the best financing; Manage investment properties; Limit repair and remodeling costs. Real estate experts Don Ayer and Dick Pas have revised Theodore J. Dallow's classic text and added invaluable new material in the process, making this the only guide you'll ever need to buying foreclosed property.
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