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Do you plan how much money you'll use to buy candy? Or how much you'll save for a new video game? Then you're budgeting! A budget is a plan for spending and saving. Budgets help people decide how to use their money wisely. What do you need to buy? What do you want? And how can you make a budget? Read this book to find out.
If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin's rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world?
Dr. Kent Keith published the Paradoxical Commandments as part of a book he wrote for student leaders in the 1960s when he was an undergraduate at Harvard. These maxims for finding meaning in the face of adversity took on a life of their own, making their way into countless speeches, advice columns, books, institutions, and homes around the world. They were even found on the wall of Mother Teresa's children's home in Calcutta. They became the basis of Keith's bestselling book Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments. Do It Anyway expands on the vision behind the Paradoxical Commandments. It includes forty stories of people who live the commandments each day and gives you the examples, tools, and encouragement to find personal meaning and deep happiness, no matter who you are or what your circumstances, even when times are tough.
Come sail away to exotic ports of call under a tropical moon . . . fall into the strong arms of a hot new lover . . . just let the waves rock you, baby. All night long . . . Cruise Ship Charlie Wow. Hello, sailor. Who knew a man could look so good in white? Fashion Designer Petula just ran into a nauti-boy named Charlie on the luxury cruise ship Ortensia. The strapping young sailor is more than happy to satisfy her most sensual needs-and their torrid first encounter is blazing hot . . . Southern Seaman Buck believes that ladies should always come first and that's just part of his sexy southern charm. The gorgeous ladies of the night who the seasoned crew members introduced him to are totally smitten. Come over here, sugar. He can't say no. Buck gives them his all-again and again and again . . . Merchant Maureen Maureen is a top-notch sailor and an available female on a sleek merchant marine vessel crossing the Atlantic, holding her own on deck-and elsewhere. The entire crew is ready, willing, and able to serve her, but she's only interested in the first mate, Roger Trent. Talk about shipshape. Talk about a stud. Roger is the man . . .
Mark Forster's book "Get Everything Done and Still Have Time to Play" took an entirely new approach to time management. One of his most important points was that once we have taken on a commitment, prioritising does not work because we need to do everything relating to that commitment. In the six years since he wrote the book as he has reached thousands of people through writing, seminars and coaching, he has continued to develop and refine his methods . He has now perfected even more effective methods of getting everything done through the introduction of some radical new ideas, including closed lists, the manyana principle and the "will do" list. He is brilliant at helping people to use new forms of communication effectively so that they do not become a tyrant. The result is a complete system which will enable almost anyone to complete one day's work in one day.
This book describes a practical and easy to implement bookkeeping system, that anyone will be able to use without previous knowledge of finance, accounting or book-keeping. It provides a proven methodology that will enable you to: ? Create a simple book-keeping system that anyone can manage ? Create an easy to use system that controls the paperwork ? Calculate VAT liability or VAT refund figures ? Produce key financial figures concerning your business ? Exercise proper financial control over your business ? Reduce year-end accounting fees ? Reduce the stress from dealing with book-keeping and paperwork If you can create a shopping list, then you can create a list of financial transactions and do your own book-keeping. It really is that simple!
Making learning a hands-on experience, Do-It-Yourself Early Learning shows home child care providers how to find and use many of the inexpensive--and often overlooked--building, home-repair, and construction materials available at local hardware stores and home centers to create fun activities and toys that promote play, exploration, and discovery.This innovative guide takes teachers on a journey through the aisles of the local home center to help them find creative ways to teach young children to build, interact, and learn from a wide variety of materials--from plumbing and electrical supplies to paints and hardware items.
"The genius of Eric Stromer's book is showing that do-it-yourself projects are a wonderful way to bring your family together. While enjoying each other's company, you learn how to set reachable goals and to build a little confidence along the way. Thank you, Eric, for your enthusiastic encouragement of constructive family time (literally) and for sharing practical tips to make the effort fun and successful. I can't wait for our next trip to the hardware store. " -Amy Grant Love do-it-yourself projects but have no time? Have your kids taken your hearth and home hostage? Let TV's Superhandy Dad, Eric Stromer, Walk You Through Fun Do-It-Yourself Activities and Home Improvement Projects That You and Your Brood Can Enjoy! Eric Stromer brings his kid-friendly approach to this fun and practical how-to guide for large and small projects for the whole family. Taking you through the major areas in your home, Eric's step-by-step techniques will show you how to: Create entertainment anywhere with an amazing portable activity center your kids will love, while you enjoy some adult time Rediscover the person you married by transforming your bedroom into an orderly romantic oasis Make supervised backyard playtime a snap with fun and functional improvements Control clutter in every room with storage your kids will enjoy maintaining And with every project, motivate your kids-and their friends-to make your home improvement goals their weekend of play and a memorable time with you! Whether you're an experienced do-it-yourselfer or a beginner who's always dreamed of tackling home remodeling projects, let Eric Stromer get you started, keep you going, and help you finish like a pro.
Diagnose and repair a broad selection of popular hunting firearms in the convenience of your home workshop and save money, too. Do-It-Yourself Gun Repair is an authoritative guide to maintaining, repairing, and improving rifles, shotguns, and handguns. Many of the repairs professional gunsmiths make involve replacing broken or worn parts, and you'll learn to identify and correct these common problems quickly, safely, and easily by following the detailed instructions and illustrations of gunsmithing expert Edward A. Matunas.Matunas teaches the home gunsmith a wide variety of repairs with easy-to-understand directions and solid, step-by-step advice based on his many years of professional gunsmithing. Topics include: Hand and power tool suggestions for home gunsmithing Replacing firing pins, extractors, and ejectors Analyzing and correcting accuracy problems Top-notch information about bedding the barrel and bore Easy installation of scopes, mounts, sights, and recoil pads Repair of splits and cracks in stocks Avoiding common mistakes and time-consuming double workA unique feature of this book is a section covering disassembly, repair, and reassembly of seven of the most popular firearms: Remington 700, Remington 1100, Remington 870, Winchester 94, Savage 110, Marlin 336, and Marlin 70. The instructions are fully illustrated with photos and drawings as well as exploded views and parts lists, and much of this information can be applied to other guns with similar actions.
It's currently estimated that the hedge fund industry exceeds one trillion dollars in assets, and is still growing. Hedge funds are all over the news, as their managers become multi-millionaires and seemingly come up with new, increasingly ostentatious ways to spend their massive fortunes. And until now, the average investor has been kept out of this world, being led to believe that one needs a MBA from a top university and millions of dollars to invest. In Do It Yourself Hedge Funds Wayne Weddington, a senior portfolio manager of one of the world's top hedge funds, demonstrates how one can learn to play this high-stakes game. Weddington breaks down the complicated rules of hedge funds using easy-to-understand, real-life examples. Weddington explains the basics of hedge funds in layman's terms, defines the words investors need to know, and lays out the necessary steps for investing in hedge funds. And even more importantly, he shows the ways in which hedge funds can go wrong, and how to avoid "grift" -- those cases in which hedge fund managers use their clients' money to fund their own lifestyles. Using anecdotal examples and simple, straightforward language, Do It Yourself Hedge Funds will open a new pathway to make millions.
The Do-It-Yourself PsychotherapyBook is based upon the two secret factors behind every successful psychotherapy. Using these ingredients, Dr. Martin Shepard presents an action-oriented program designed to help you feel better, achieve more, and maximize your potential for a full and rich life.
Stress less while living more! An inviting living space. Time spent with loved ones. Peace of mind. With Do Less, a happier, more serene life is just moments away. From your home to your finances, this straightforward guide teaches you how to scale back your possessions and commitments to just what you really need. With hundreds of ways to minimalize your life, you'll quickly uncover the joys and rewards of paring down. A must-have for any shelf, Do Less helps you rediscover the simple moments that have been buried beneath the piles of to-dos, to-knows, and to-buys.
When you stop trying to do so much, you get so much more doneDo you put yourself under too much pressure to succeed, which only makes it harder to achieve? Are you constantly playing catch-up and struggling to find time for the things, and people, you love? It doesn't have to be this way. Anything is possible when you stop trying to do everything at the same time. Often it's fear that keeps us stuck in our patterns. If we're super busy then no one can say we're not working hard. But there's another way to live a life that's both more enjoyable and more productive, if only we can break those routines.In Do Less, Get More, entrepreneur and bestselling author Shaa Wasmund reveals that when we embrace a "less is more" attitude, we can appreciate all the good things we already have and find the courage to prune the nonessentials. And then we can find the space in which to pursue exciting new opportunities.Wasmund teaches us how to become experts in the things we're truly passionate about, rather than mediocre jacks-of-all-trades. Her tools include exercises like:* Escaping the "when, then" trap. Stop putting something off because you're waiting to be ready ("I'll start my own business when my kids are out of the house" or "I'll lose weight when this project is over"). Take one practical step toward what you want right now.* Nurturing your support network: Who are the people who truly support you? Prioritize those who are genuinely on your side and practice asking for help. Focus on quality over quantity in developing your network.* Scheduling for value: What gets put in our calendar gets done. And you shouldn't only plan for work projects: scheduling time for the people and activities you love and that give you purpose and energy is just as important. This life-changing book gives you the tools to ditch your to-do list and follow your dreams. It will be your essential guide to doing what you love--and letting go of the rest.
Peter Cave once again takes the reader on a witty, engaging romp through a glorious compendium of philosophical puzzles. With the aid of tall stories, jokes, common sense, and bizarre insights, Cave tackles some of life's most important questions and introduces the conundrums that will keep you pondering throughout the night. Illustrated with dozens of quirky cartoons, Do Llamas Fall in Love? leaves no stone unturned, covering a smorgasbord of topics including logic, ethics, art, and politics. It will provide a perfect gift for anyone who puzzles about the world!
In this stunning sequel to Peter Cave's bestselling philosophy books, Can a Robot be Human? and What's Wrong with Eating People, Peter Cave once again engages the reader in a romp through the best bits of philosophical thought. With the aid of tall stories, jokes, common sense and bizarre insights, Cave tackles some of life's most important questions and introduces the puzzles that will keep you pondering throughout the night. Illustrated with quirky cartoons throughout, Do Llamas Fall in Love leaves no stone unturned, covering a smorgasbord of topics including logic, ethics, art and politics. It will provide a perfect gift for anyone who puzzles about the world! Peter Cave is a lecturer in philosophy at The Open University and City University, London, UK. He frequently contributes to philosophy magazines and journals, lectures around the world, and has scripted and presented philosophy programmes for the BBC. With worldwide sales of over 50,000 books, he is one of the leading British philosophers.
Achieve stellar savings with the techniques used on bradsdeals.comDo More, Spend Less provides tips, advice, real-world examples, and strategies consumers need to know to compete in the consumer world. Author Brad Wilson, founder of BradsDeals.com, explains the techniques and buying strategies that are used on his site, which have saved 19 million consumers more than $200 million on BradsDeals.com in the past year alone. The majority of deals on his site provide free, or nearly free, products and services. This book provides tips, advice, real-world examples, and strategies consumers need to know to compete in the consumer world.Shares why you should never buy an Apple product from the Apple storeDetails how to spend three weeks in a suite at the Park Hyatt Paris for $20Shares the unknown way to clean up your credit report and add at least 20 points to your scoreThe entire basis for thinking about how best to shop, spend, travel, bank--essentially all aspects of being a consumer--has fundamentally changed. The power is now in your hands, and Do More, Spend Less shows you how to master your savings.
"We live in a museum age," writes Steven Conn in Do Museums Still Need Objects? And indeed, at the turn of the twenty-first century, more people are visiting museums than ever before. There are now over 17,500 accredited museums in the United States, averaging approximately 865 million visits a year, more than two million visits a day. New museums have proliferated across the cultural landscape even as older ones have undergone transformational additions: from the Museum of Modern Art and the Morgan in New York to the High in Atlanta and the Getty in Los Angeles. If the golden age of museum-building came a century ago, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Field Museum of Natural History, and others were created, then it is fair to say that in the last generation we have witnessed a second golden age.By closely observing the cultural, intellectual, and political roles that museums play in contemporary society, while also delving deeply into their institutional histories, historian Steven Conn demonstrates that museums are no longer seen simply as houses for collections of objects. Conn ranges across a wide variety of museum types--from art and anthropology to science and commercial museums--asking questions about the relationship between museums and knowledge, about the connection between culture and politics, about the role of museums in representing non-Western societies, and about public institutions and the changing nature of their constituencies. Elegantly written and deeply researched, Do Museums Still Need Objects? is essential reading for historians, museum professionals, and those who love to visit museums.
The doors to the UCLA Medical Center Emergency Room burst open and a young nurse stumbles in-- blinded, her once-beautiful face hideously blistered and burning from a savage attack by an unknown assailant. A dedicated physician, ER Chief David Spier is no stranger to the terrible ravages of senseless violence. But this tragedy hits too close to home; the victim is a colleague. A second violent assault suggests the unthinkable: A disturbed man is stalking the medical center, and specifically the women who work there. It's up to Dr. Spier to keep the emergency room running smoothly and efficiently, even as his terrified coworkers wonder who might be next. But destiny is about to place him at the very center of a media frenzy that erupts in the wake of the attacks when the brutal assailant himself is dragged into the E.R. in handcuffs and placed under Dr. Spier's care.., as a patient. Hindered by a mutinous staff that refuses to administer to the damaged man, up against angry L.A. cops who would rather see the criminal dead than imprisoned and alarmed media hungry for a lead story at any cost, Dr. Spier must now make the most difficult ethical decision of his career. But by doing so he underestimates the power and cunning of the man he is sworn to heal, and inadvertently unleashes a bloody wave of horror that threatens to engulf every -md eve:*..hing he cares about. A single act of humanity has made him a pariah in the eyes of the city--and the target of a twisted, tormented madman's hope and vengeance. Dr. Spier's most sacred oath as a healer has become his death sentence. To save a city under siege and himself, he must descend into the blackest depths of a twisted and vicious mind.., to unlock an unspeakable secret that has been hidden away for decades behind hospital doors.
A pediatric resident's nephew arrives in the emergency room with a mysterious paralysis. A brilliant brain surgeon performs a speculative procedure that cures the boy. But as the resident monitors her nephew's condition, she begins to wonder if the strange side effects are a result of incompetence or something more sinister.
The Instant New York Times best seller! Riveting. . . . [Marsh] gives us an extraordinarily intimate, compassionate and sometimes frightening understanding of his vocation. -The New York Times Winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize Shortlisted for both theGuardianFirst Book Prize and the Costa Book Award Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction A Finalist for the Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize A Finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize AFinancial TimesBest Book of the Year AnEconomistBest Book of the Year What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, feeling, and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong? In neurosurgery, more than in any other branch of medicine, the doctor's oath to "do no harm" holds a bitter irony. Operations on the brain carry grave risks. Every day, leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh must make agonizing decisions, often in the face of great urgency and uncertainty. If you believe that brain surgery is a precise and exquisite craft, practiced by calm and detached doctors, this gripping, brutally honest account will make you think again. With astonishing compassion and candor, Marsh reveals the fierce joy of operating, the profoundly moving triumphs, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets, and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon's life. Do No Harmprovides unforgettable insight into the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital. Above all, it is a lesson in the need for hope when faced with life's most difficult decisions.
A seductive affair is twisted by secrets in the latest Salon Games novel from the author of Over Exposed.To the outside world, Dane Connelly is the playboy heir of a media mogul, his life a series of one-night stands with no commitments. Only in the Salon does he satisfy his darker urges with willing partners. Life was perfect...until his best friend fell in love. Now Dane knows exactly what he's been missing--and exactly who he wants.Talia Driscoll enjoys creating perfection. She loves bright, glittery parties and fairy tale weddings. But she knows the illusion is short-lived. Nothing lasts forever and everyone lies to get what they want. After all, she lies about her true identity every day.After an explosive night at the Salon, Dane is determined to sway the reluctant Talia to be his completely. But the secrets that keep them apart are at odds with the erotic passion that draws them together...Praise for the Salon Games novels:"Ms. Julian gives the readers what they want and so much more."--Fallen Angel Reviews"An emotionally charged journey filled with lust, betrayal and secrets."--RT Book Reviews"Stephanie Julian know[s] how to write seriously hot, melt your e-reader sex scenes."--Sinfully Sexy Book ReviewsStephanie Julian is the author of the Salon Games novels, including Over Exposed, No Reservations and By Private Invitation. She has been a daily news reporter; a freelance feature writer; and a movie, theater, and music critic, but what she loves most is writing sexy, hot romance. She's happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and is the mother of two sons.
You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. Investigative reporter Angel Buchanan dug up a whopping surprise: The late "Artist of the Heart" Stephen Whitney -- famous for his family values -- was the father who'd abandoned her when she was four. And there's nothing like the reading of a will to bring people out of the woodwork, especially relatives you never knew you had... ...Such as the grieving widow and her sexpot twin sister...and a hunky man Angel is thrilled to learn is not any kind of cousin at all. He's C.J. Jones, the legendary lawyer determined to keep her quiet about her late, not-so-great deadbeat dad's secret life. Angel knows he'll try to woo her into submission, but how can she resist? The setting: Tranquility House, a remote retreat containing plenty of private rooms and romantic hideaways. But how far will C.J. go to get what he wants? And, for that matter, how far will Angel?
The sign read 'Do Not Disturb', and at first Edith Talbot ignored the pitiful whimpering that came through the door. The hotel clerk assured her that the room was occupied by a sick boy under the care of a physician. Later in the night, when the cries resumed, she felt something must be done, and she made the fatal mistake of knocking on the door . . .From then on things begin to happen, strange things that at first seem like coincidence but crescendo into a series of hair-raising events.'Continuous action, and extra good writing' Saturday Review of Literature
No doubt about it: hotel rooms are hot. The minute you slip the key in the door, you want to strip off your clothes and dive naked between the sheets, whether there's a lover there to share in the indulgence or not. From luxe, five-star lodgings to seedy no-tell motels, hotels offer the chance to unwind, relax, and if given the chance, become someone else altogether. This steamy collection takes readers behind those anonymous closed doors with sexy, scintillating tales of singles and couples frolicking and flaunting themselves for their own naughty purposes. Featuring work from Alison Tyler, Shane Allison, Donna George Storey, Shanna Germain, Saskia Walker, and others, the stories in Do Not Disturb offer the sense that anything can happen - and quite often it does.
All millionaire businessman Cody Landon wanted for Christmas was sweet payback. Superstar singer Sarah Rose had betrayed him for the limelight--and now she'd taste his revenge. He'd seduce her, then leave her forever. But Cody didn't count on being hungry for more. Or on the resulting pregnancy. To save her image and career, Sarah Rose would have to marry him. Giving Cody what he'd wanted all along: all access-- all the time. Once their baby was born, he'd divorce her. Or would his Christmas bride get what she wanted?
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