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Knitting and crocheting have never been so hot - even celebrities like Julia Roberts and Vanna White can be found with a needle or hook. Today's top knitting and crochet designers present updated patterns from Workbasket magazine in this perfect instruction book for anyone wanting to learn these popular crafts! Features 35 projects as they originally appeared, including sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens, and vests. Each project is updated with slight design alterations and then created with today's new specialty yarns and colors.
If a child can watch Barney, can't that same child also enjoy watching Charlie Chaplin or the Marx Brothers? And as they get older, wouldn't they grow to like screwball comedies (His Girl Friday), women's weepies (Imitation of Life), and westerns (The Searchers)? The answer is that they'll follow because they'll have learned that "old" does not necessarily mean "next channel, please."Here is an impassioned and eminently readable guide that introduces the delights of the golden age of movies. Ty Burr has come up with a winning prescription for children brought up on Hollywood junk food. FOR THE LITTLE ONES (Ages 3--6): Fast-paced movies that are simple without being unsophisticated, plainspoken without being dumbed down. Singin' in the Rain and Bringing Up Baby are perfect.FOR THE ONES IN BETWEEN (Ages 7--12): "Killer stories," placing easily grasped characters in situations that start simply and then throw curveballs. The African Queen and Some Like It Hot do the job well.FOR THE OLDER ONES (Ages 13+): Burr recommends relating old movies to teens' contemporary favorites: without Hitchcock, there could be no The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, without Brando, no Johnny Depp.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In Paducah, Kentucky, seventeen-year-old Thomas feels as reined in as the mighty Ohio, a river confined by high floodwalls protecting his small Southern hometown. But all boundaries vanish when Thomas experiences first love with Alice, his new history teacher, a woman eight years his senior--and when he meets Shiloh, a misfit vagabond and anarchist who becomes his new role model. Fleeing to rural Vermont, this unlikely trio boldly pursues freedom, intimacy, and seclusion, unfettered by commitments and rules. But a life apart from the world does not ensure a life apart from the past--and for one of them, the past that emerges will threaten tragedy.
Northwest cuisine has in recent years received national attention, primarily for its focus on fresh, locally grown and raised ingredients. The Best Places Northwest Cookbook features more than 100 truly outstanding regional dishes from iconic restaurants and inns of Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, all of which appear in the 16th and 17th editions of Best Places Northwest. Originally published in 1996, the best-selling cookbook has been revised, with added updates to establishments from the previous edition, as well as an array of new recipes from some of the most-celebrated places to have opened in recent years. Completely repackaged with a fresh design, and featuring the photography of Lara Ferroni, this cookbook is essential for any Northwest foodie's kitchen, as well as a great keepsake for visitors to the area.
Strawberry and White Chocolate Sponge Cake, Wild Blue Huckleberry Crème Brûlée, Rustic Pear Tart with Hazelnuts, Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream . . . let the decadence begin. From the familiar to the innovative, this tempting new entry in the popular series of Best Places cookbooks -- and the only one to focus on desserts -- taps into the boundless talent of the Northwest's top pastry chefs and bakers. Gathering 80 recipes from more than 50 of the best restaurants and inns in the region, the book is divided into seven chapters: Cakes; Cookies and Bars; Custards, Mousses, and Puddings; Frozen Desserts; Fruits and Nuts; Pies and Tarts; and Special Occasions. The Best Places Northwest Desserts Cookbook is an easy-to-use resource for anyone who wants to create memorable desserts at home.
An understanding of when and how to intervene is the key to good obstetric care. This textbook is an encompassing reference covering all the essential information relating to childbirth; it offers clear practical guidance on all aspects of labour and delivery. Written by well-known leading experts, each chapter offers a modern authoritative review of best practice. The evidence base described will help to optimize outcome through appropriate clinical management and justifiable intervention. Whilst this is an ideal textbook for those training and taking examinations in labour ward practice, it offers all those caring for the woman in labour a modern, evidence-based approach which will help them understand, recognize and deliver the best possible clinical care. The importance of team working, prioritizing, and the organization of maternity care receive appropriate emphasis with clear guidance and practical advice.
Best Practice Workplace Negotiations offers a systematic approach to developing negotiating skills. It serves as an introduction to current best practices in negotiation that can be applied across a broad range of business situations. This up-to-the-minute course covers win-win vs. win-lose negotiations; the BATNA concept (best alternative to a negotiated agreement--what every negotiator should have in his mind before entering into any negotiation); walk-away price, or reserve point; negotiation as a logical set of process steps--preparation, initial moves, application of tactics, and post-deal evaluation; and the power of persuasive communication in negotiations.
In this age of digital communication, getting the right message across clearly is crucial to success. Communicating Effectively, a comprehensive and essential resource for any manager on the run, shows you how. Learn to: Build relationships through effective communication Get more done via e-mail Draft pitch perfect letters, memos, and reports Conduct productive conference calls Deliver hard-hitting presentations The Collins Best Practices guides offer new and seasoned managers the essential information they need to achieve more, both personally and professionally. Designed to provide tried-and-true advice from the world's most influential business minds, they feature practical strategies and tips to help you get ahead.
Scientifically based strategies for sucess in the classroom.
Bringing together prominent scholars, this book shows how 21st-century research and theory can inform everyday instructional practices in early childhood classrooms (PreK-3). Coverage includes foundational topics such as alphabet learning, phonological awareness, oral language development, and learning to write, as well as cutting-edge topics such as digital literacy, informational texts, and response to intervention. Every chapter features guiding questions; an overview of ideas and findings on the topic at hand; specific suggestions for improving instruction, assessment, and/or the classroom environment; and an engrossing example of the practices in action.
In this indispensable work, prominent authorities review the latest research on all aspects of ELL instruction (K 12) and identify what works for today's students and schools. Provided are best-practice guidelines for targeting reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary, content-domain literacies, and other core skill areas; assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students; and building strong school home community partnerships. Chapters include clear-cut recommendations for teaching adolescent ELLs and those with learning disabilities. The comprehensive scope, explicit linkages from research to practice, and guidance for becoming a culturally informed, reflective practitioner make the book an ideal course text.
In medical education a lot of attention is given to what is said, but less consideration is given to how it is said. There is sometimes a misplaced focus on the content at the expense of the experience for the learner. Best Practices in Medical Teaching illustrates the general principles of effective medical presentation. Stahl and Davis are leading experts in medical communication and they effectively explain the practice and methods behind their success. Applying the principles of adult learning, they provide examples of how to design a successful lecture and teach the reader how to influence the behaviors of their audience. Each chapter ends with a chapter summary, progress check, and a performance self-assessment test to ensure that the concepts are understood. This book is an essential guide for all those involved in the process of educating the next generation of doctors and supporting them through their training.
Highly practical and accessible, this indispensable book provides clear-cut strategies for improving K-12 writing instruction. The contributors are leading authorities who demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, with chapters on planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is addressed, and exemplary approaches to teaching English-language learners and students with special needs are discussed. The book also offers best-practice guidelines for designing an effective writing program. Focusing on everyday applications of current scientific research, the book features many illustrative case examples and vignettes.
In today's hypercompetitive business climate, managers who help employees achieve their individual potential stand to get-and stay-ahead. Managing People, a comprehensive and essential resource for any manager on the run, shows you how. Learn to: Delegate the right work to the right employee Motivate people to outperform the competition Establish and empower effective teams Manage multiple projects and stay on track Inspire trust and lead in times of change The Collins Best Practices guides offer new and seasoned managers the essential information they need to achieve more, both personally and professionally. Designed to provide tried-and-true advice from the world's most influential business minds, they feature practical strategies and tips to help you get ahead.
There are only twenty-four hours in a day, but you can make them count. Time Management, a comprehensive and essential resource for any manager on the run, shows you how. Learn to: Set and prioritize goals, objectives, and tasks Create an effective schedule Avoid distractions and interruptions Respect other people's time Build a time-conscious organization The Collins Best Practices guides offer new and seasoned managers the essential information they need to achieve more, both personally and professionally. Designed to provide tried-and-true advice from the world's most influential business minds, they feature practical strategies and tips to help you get ahead.
We've all done dumb stuff in our lives. We all have regrets. Yet none of us plans to mess up our lives. Why, then, does it keep happening? Life doesn't have to be that way. You can fool-proof your life...as this book shows. God's promise and pattern is for something better. In The Best Question Ever, Andy Stanley effectively teaches the practical and lasting value of simply asking this question about our actions in all of life's arenas: What is the wise thing for me to do, in light of my past experience, my present circumstances, and my future hopes and dreams? This book probes for honesty --it pushes us to open our eyes to reality and helps us expose the little (and big) self-deceptions we have.Prepare yourself. You are about to be introduced to a single question that will revolutionize the way you make decisions. Over the past twenty years, speaker and author Andy Stanley has shared the power of this question with thousands of students and adults all over the country. In this ground-breaking new book, Andy provides you with a filter through which to evaluate every decision in every arena of your life. As you are about to discover, the Best Question Ever will bring clarity to decisions involving your finances, your love life, your schedule, even your career. People everywhere agree that their greatest regret could have been avoided had they asked the Best Question Ever and then acted on their conclusions. A time-tested truth that has immediate application, the Best Question Ever has the power to change the trajectory of your entire life. Story Behind the BookAfter continually making decisions that were short-sighted and hasty, Andy Stanley sought counsel. In Ephesians 5:15 he read, "Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise." It was there that Andy discovered what he considers to be The Best Question Ever. From the Hardcover edition.
Can a Simple Question Foolproof Your Life? When it comes to sorting out the complexities of life, only wisdom can reveal the best path. Let's face it-we've all made some pretty dumb decisions in our lives. For most of us, there are chapters in the past we would like to rewrite. There's money we wish we had never spent, relationships we wish we had never started, and perhaps a few invitations we wish we had never accepted. Unfortunately, we can't do anything to reverse the bad decisions of the past. But there is certainly no reason to repeat them either. This six-part DVD and study guide focuses our attention on one crucial question that has the power to goof-proof our decision making from this point forward. Prepare yourself. You are about to be introduced to a question that will revolutionize the way you make decisions. Over the past twenty years, speaker and author Andy Stanley has shared the power of this question with thousands of students and adults all over the country. Designed for small group or personal use, this companion study guide toThe Best Question EverDVD will take you through the process of making wise decisions. This study guide includes six lessons. Each lesson includes easy-to-do exercises and discussion questions. Story Behind the Book In an effort to help people broken by bad decisions, Andy Stanley created a series first called Fool Proof. While searching the Bible for answers, he discovered the Best Question Ever.
Take the 100 best recipes from the author's classic (but out-of-print) The Art of Quick Breads, stir in 50 scrumptiously brand-new creations, and you have enough terrific quick breads to last a lifetime. Whether its Honey Lemon Cream Scones, a Brand-Glazed Zucchini Bread, or a Fresh Apricot Gingerbread, this is a deliciously soul-satisfying collection of treats. With The Best Quick Breads, a busy schedule no longer stands in the way of fresh baked goods. Most of the recipes can be prepared in a hurry--in less time than it takes to run to the corner bakery. This new collection of recipes from Beth Hensperger, 100 of them from her much-loved The Art of Quick Breads (now out of print) plus 50 brand-new creations, has favorite fare for breakfast on the run, lazy Sunday morning repasts, and elegant holiday brunches. A delightful array of savory recipes brings quick breads into all the meals of the day. Beyond the 150 breads, there are recipes for flavored syrups, sweet and savory sauces, and fresh jams and curds to add extra elegance when the occasion calls for it. Easy and quick, piping hot and delicious! Recipes include:Lemon-Poppy Seed BreadFresh Apple Coffee CakeBanana WafflesButtermilk Cherry SconesOat SconesOrange-Chocolate Chip MuffinsBlack Olive and Goat Cheese MuffinsSkillet Cornbread with WalnutsMushroom Oven Pancake with Chive SauceClassic CrêpesButternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage ButterChocolate Gingerbread with Bittersweet Glaze
Something in St. John's intense blue eyes reminded Jessa hill of her childhood friend. But Adam Alden was long dead... The handsome stranger had vowed to help her defeat Adam's father in the mayoral race. Yet St. John's quest for revenge seemed too personal for a casual acquaintance. Could St. John and Adam be the same man. . . and would he disappear with Jessa's heart a second time?Dameron St. John returned home with a new identity and a score to settle. But he wasn't prepared For The emotions that surfaced when he reunited with Jessa. Could he let her in once again... and together would they slay his demons once and for all?
Thirteen years ago, Tom Clone was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of Ivy Campbell. Then the chance discovery of the murder weapon - and the subsequent DNA tests - proved what Tom had claimed from day on: someone else killed Ivy. Arriving in Boulder, Colorado, to stay with his grandfather, Tom turns to clinical psychologist Alan Gregory to help him readjust to life outside prison. But psychological support isn't the only help Tom needs: the policemen who put Tom away make sure he knows they think he is still guilty; then his grandfather is attacked. And then, mysteriously, Tom disappears . . . Alan's unravelling of the truth becomes a desperate race against time in the treacherous Colorado mountains. For what he discovers is the dark chaos of a disturbing past, the twisted logic of a tormented mind, and a thirst for revenge that knows no bounds . . .
Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students is here to help ambitious, high-performing students get the most out of the educational process. This guide will help students find honors, awards, and life-changing opportunities. In addition to our descriptive award listings, there are also sections on writing about yourself, preparing a strong curriculum vitae/resume, and obtaining strong letters of recommendation. Peterson's also has advice for parents of accomplished students and advice from past student award winners. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards.
Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students-Advice for Parents provides strategies and resources to help parents mentor their child to achieve his or her academic and professional potential. It includes tips on identifying a child's gifts, becoming a child's advocate without becoming a "helicopter parent," and looking for opportunities to enhance a child's education outside of school. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards. For more information see Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.
Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students-Advice from Student Winners: What's the Secret? lets readers hear the voices of students who have had great success in applying for the types of awards described in this book. These award winners describe their approach to the application process, and they offer their own educational advice for other students. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards. For more information see Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.
Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students-How to Write About Yourself focuses on how to craft a strong personal statement. In addition, there are shorthand lists of do's and don'ts for writing personal statements that help readers further develop their writing styles. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards. For more information see Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.
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