Browse Results

Showing 98,251 through 98,275 of 100,000 results

Baby Names For Dummies

by Margaret Rose

The fun and easy way to name the new bundle of joy Brimming with over 5,000 names, from traditional to unique, this is the perfect reference for parents-to-be looking for naming guidance. It features a an impressive assemblage of options for both boys and girls-from Biblical, medieval, and Shakespearean names to musical and international names-along with a list of today's most popular names and the favorite names of previous decades. Each entry contains variant spellings as well as the name's meaning, history, and derivations. Plus, fun sidebars offer examples of celebrities who chose unique names for their little ones and perfect suggestions for future political leaders, artists, and movie stars.

Art For Dummies

by Thomas Hoving Andrew Wyeth

If you've always wanted to find out more about art but felt intimidated by the overeducated art world, then you've found the answer. Art For Dummies is the book that will have you and everyone you know clamoring outside the doors of your local museum. Thomas Hoving, former director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, is credited with revolutionizing the Met, doubling its size during his tenure, and bringing art to the masses. Let him bring art to you as well. In Art For Dummies, Thomas Hoving provides a how-to guide to the art world. First, he guides you through an introduction to art appreciation, pointing out the details that you've always noticed but have never been able to explain. Next, Hoving takes you on a ride through art history. (Have you ever regretted not taking those art history classes in school With Art For Dummies, you'll feel all caught up and ready to spar with the local intellectuals. ) Hoving even includes a guide to the world?s top art cities and centers, a listing that can help you prepare for your next artistic voyage. With this guide, you can discover where to go in order to see the greatest works of art, and you can also find out about hidden treasures in nearby art museums. You also get a great start for seeking out art with Hoving's lists of the greatest works of Western civilization, the most interesting artists, and the contemporary artists to watch. Don't wait another day to introduce yourself to the art world!

Religion For Dummies

by Rabbi Marc Gellman Monsignor Thomas Hartman

Why are we here? How should we live? What happens after we die? Why does evil exist? Religion For Dummies explains how the world's great religions answer questions that persist through generations. Authors Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman are trusted religious advisors known as the God Squad. With wonderful wit and incredible wisdom, they host a daily talk show which reaches nearly 4 million homes in the New York area, and have appeared on numerous TV and radio shows. This book is not a scholarly theological treatise; it's a lively, practical, hands-on resource that will help you better understand your own religion and others. You'll explore: Religion's role in the family and in the workplace The beliefs and practices of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and other religions Religion's impact during major passages in life such as birth, death, and marriage How to join a religion and how to pray How religion can help you deal with issues in every day life such as conflict, adversity, marriage, divorce, and more Religious rituals and ethics Religion for Dummies touches on lesser-known religions (such as, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Sikhism). It explores how people of various faiths pray, celebrate life and death, and view moral issues. The book does not tell you what to believe, but rather encourages you to live as you believe and let your religion infuse every aspect of your life. It doesn't give simple answers to haunting, complex questions; it helps you find your own answers and pursue your own spiritual path!

Potty Training For Dummies

by Diane Stafford Jennifer Shoquist

If you could remember your own potty training, you'd probably recall a time filled with anxiety and glee, frustration and a sense of accomplishment, triumphal joy and shamed remorse. You'd remember wanting so much to make mommy and daddy happy, and at the same time to make them pay for being so darned unreasonable. And you'd recall feeling incredibly grown up once you got it right. Maybe if we could remember our own potty training, it wouldn't be so tough when it came our turn to be the trainers. But as it is, most of us feel like we can use all the expert advice and guidance we can get. Potty Training For Dummies is your total guide to the mother of all toddler challenges. Packed with painless solutions and lots of stress-reducing humor, it helps you help your little pooper make a smooth and trauma-free transition from diapers to potty. You'll discover how to: Read the signs that your tot is ready Motivate your toddler to want to give up diapers Kick off potty training on the right foot Foster a team approach Deal with setbacks and pee and poop pranks Make potty training a loving game rather than a maddening ordeal Mother and daughter team, Diane Stafford and Jennifer Shoquist, MD separate potty-training fact from fiction and tell you what to expect, what equipment you'll need, and how to set the stage for the big event. They offer expert advice on how to: Choose the right time Use a doll to help model behavior Say the right things the right way Reinforce success with praise and rewards Switch to training pants Get support from relatives Cope with special cases Train kids with disabilities And they offer this guarantee: "If your child is still in diapers when he makes the football team or gets her college degree, you can send him or her off to us for a weekend remedial course-and ask for a refund of the cost of this book. "

401(k)s For Dummies

by Ted Benna Brenda Watson Newmann

Get the most out of your 401(k) in any economy Filled with sample 401(k) portfolios for every stage of life Invest your 401(k) money wisely and make the most of your retirement Want to know what kind of investment mix you need to make your retirement money grow? Don't know what to do with a 401(k) account from your last job? Worried that your company's 401(k) plan doesn't cut it? Relax! This simple, plain-English guide shows you how to manage your accounts, minimize your risks, and maximize your returns. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun

Christian Prayer For Dummies

by Richard Wagner

Advice and examples help you find your own prayer styleDiscover how prayer works and why you need it now more than everDo you want to pray, but you're not sure how? This friendly guide explains the different kinds of prayer - revealing how and why to pray and how to discern God's answers. You'll see how to overcome hindrances, how to use a journal, and how to pray on your own. Discover what "Thy will be done" means and how to approach prayers that seemingly haven't been answered.The Dummies Way* Explanations in plain English* "Get in, get out" information* Icons and other navigational aids* Tear-out cheat sheet* Top ten lists* A dash of humor and fun

Writing Copy For Dummies

by Jonathan Kranz

Tips on writing to consumers and business-to-business Create captivating, results-oriented, sales-generating copy Need to produce winning copy for your business? This fast, fun guide takes you through every step of a successful copywriting project, from direct mail, print ads, and radio spots to Web sites, articles, and press releases. You'll see how to gather crucial information before you write, build awareness, land sales, and keep customers coming back for more. Discover How To: * Write compelling headlines and body copy * Turn your research into brilliant ideas * Create motivational materials for worthy causes * Fix projects when they go wrong * Land a job as a copywriter

Chemotherapy and Radiation For Dummies

by Alan P. Lyss Humberto Fagundes Patricia Corrigan

An informative, compassionate guide for cancer patients and their loved ones Each year, more than 1 million people get treated for cancer, and most of these will undergo chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or both. This reassuring, optimistic guide helps people get a handle on treatment options and explains in plain English how chemotherapy and radiation therapy really work. It offers detailed advice on how to alleviate and cope with side effects-which range from hair loss to nausea to anemia-and describes how good nutrition, meditation, support groups, and other techniques and resources can help in the recovery process.

Nostradamus For Dummies

by Scarlett Ross

Nostradamus made simple-a surefire prophecy of success! Michel Notredame, or Nostradamus (1503-1566), was a French physician, astrologer, and prophet whose books of visionary four-line verses have intrigued and beguiled readers for hundreds of years. Now, with this fun and easy guide, everyone can finally get a handle on Nostradamus and his "Centuries" of prophecies, which many people believe to have predicted the French Revolution, the rise of Hitler, the Kennedy assassination, and 9/11, among other events. The book covers Nostradamus's life and beliefs, his use of cryptic language and anagrams, interpretations of his work that link it to specific historical incidents, and critics who are skeptical of his prophecies. It also explores the implications of his work on the past, present, and future, and much more!

Tour De France For Dummies

by Lance Armstrong Phil Liggett James Raia Sammarye Lewis

A plain-English guide to the world's most famous-and grueling-bicycle race Featuring eight-pages of full-color photos from recent Tour de France races, this easy-to-follow, entertaining guide demystifies the history, strategy, rules, techniques, equipment, and competitors in what is arguably the most grueling and intriguing multiday, multistage sporting event in the world. Cowritten by the most popular English-speaking cycling commentator on the planet, this book is great reading for both experienced and the new bicycle racing fans alike.

Healthy Carb Cookbook For Dummies

by Jan Mccracken

According to USA Weekend, over a quarter of the adults in the U. S. have tried a low-carb diet. Many people have enjoyed lasting success. Others have felt mystified or deprived and given up! Whether you're a first-timer or a "try, try-againer", this book helps you get with the low-carb program and stick with it! Building on the success of Low-Carb Dieting For Dummies, it gives you loads of nutritional information plus more than 100 sumptuous low-carb recipes like Crunchy Brunch Oatmeal Pecan Waffles, Caribbean Chicken, Chile Spiced Broccoli, and Lemon Torte with Raspberries. Low-Carb Cookbook For Dummies includes: A complete nutritional analysis for each recipe so you can't go wrong Lots of recipes for dishes with 5 carbs or less Recipes that de-carb no-nos like Southern fried chicken and Philly cheese steak sandwiches Recipes for soups, seafood, and meat dishes, including pork chops, lamb and steaks (with a steak chart so you can chart a low-carb course) Recipes for great desserts, including chocolate specialties and cheesecake Vegetarian recipes and crock pot specialties Terrific wrap recipes using lettuce, tortillas, or crepes Guidelines for eating low-carb when you're dining out or brown-bagging it Author Jan McCracken, a health advocate and low-carber for more than ten years, has written two low-carb cookbooks and is a contributor to numerous low-carb publications. Having fallen off the low-carb wagon several times herself, she alerts you to things that can sabotage your success and clues you in on carb counting and techniques that have worked for her. You'll get started right with: Mini-courses on low-carb math and on low-carb nutritition and the glycemic index A shopping list for stocking a low-carb kitchen The scoop on different kinds of carbs and artificial sweeteners Tips on using spices creatively for variety and flavor Advice on incorporating exercise, including taking the first step (and lots more steps) with a pedometer Tips for reducing stress (a common cause of bingeing) With this information, you won't be mystified. With the fantastic recipes, you won't feel deprived. You will be inspired to stick to a low-carb lifestyle-one that can help you lose weight and feel healthier!

Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies

by Donna Rae Siegfried Maggie Norris

Learn about the human body from the inside outEvery year, more than 100,000 degrees are completed in biology or biomedical sciences. Anatomy and physiology classes are required for these majors and?others such as life sciences and chemistry, and also?for students on a pre-med track.?These classes?also?serve as valuable electives because of the importance and relevance of this subject's content.?Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies, 2nd Edition, appeals to students and life-learners alike, as?a course supplement or simply as a?guide to?this intriguing field?of?science.With 25 percent?new and revised content, including updated examples and references throughout, readers of the new edition will come to understand the meanings of terms in anatomy and physiology, get to know the body's anatomical structures, and gain insight into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health.New examples, references, and case studiesUpdated information on how systems function in illness and in healthNewest health discovers and insights into how the body worksWritten in plain English and packed with dozens of beautiful illustrations, Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies is your guide to a fantastic voyage of the human body.

Android Fully Loaded

by Rob Huddleston

Get all the amazing power your Android smartphone has to offer!The Motorola Droid has quickly become the fastest-selling smartphone, giving the iPhone a run for its money. This little book is packed with big tips for getting more into, and out of, an Android OS phone than ever thought possible. You'll learn to take full advantage of features such as the high-resolution digital camera, GPS, e-mail, Web browsing, location-based mapping, Google Calendar and Google Docs, hundreds of readily available apps, and tricks such as scanning a barcode to get product reviews or translating foreign signs. Motorola Droid sales are booming, fueled by the Android OS's amazing versatility and open access to appsThis book shows how to put anything on an Android phone: old movies, TV shows, music, spreadsheets, presentations, Word documents, and much moreCovers all the basic features such as Web browsing, using Facebook and Twitter, taking photos, playing music, and using e-mailOffers dozens of high-level tips and tricks for maximizing turn-by-turn navigation, using an Android as a broadband modem, scanning a barcode to access product reviews and comparing prices, syncing with Google services, and photographing objects for Google to identifyAndroid Fully Loaded enables you to take maximum advantage of your Android OS smartphone.

Citrus Essential Oils

by Masayoshi Sawamura

Commercially used for food flavorings, toiletry products, cosmetics, and perfumes, among others, citrus essential oil has recently been applied physiologically, like for chemoprevention against cancer and in aromatherapy. Citrus Essential Oils: Flavor and Fragrance presents an overview of citrus essential oils, covering the basics, methodology, and applications involved in recent topics of citrus essential oils research. The concepts, analytical methods, and properties of these oils are described and the chapters detail techniques for oil extraction, compositional analysis, functional properties, and industrial uses. This book is an unparalleled resource for food and flavor scientists and chemists.

The Little Book of Alternative Investments: Reaping Rewards By Daring To Be Different (Little Books. Big Profits Ser. #31)

by Ben Stein Phil Demuth

Praise For THE LITTLE BOOK OF ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS"Ben and Phil have done it again. Another lucid, insightful book, designed to enhance your wealth! In today's stock-addled cult of equities, there is a gaping hole in most investors' portfolios...the whole panoply of alternative investments that can simultaneously help us cut our risk, better hedge our inflation risk, and boost our return. This Little Book is filled with big ideas on how to make these markets and strategies a treasured part of our investing toolkit."--Robert Arnott, Chairman, Research Affiliates"I have been reading Ben Stein for thirty-five years and Phil DeMuth since he joined up with Ben ten years ago. They do solid work, and this latest is no exception."--Jim Rogers, author of A Gift to My Children"If anyone can make hedge funds sexy, Stein and DeMuth can, and they've done it with style in this engaging, instructive, and tasteful how-to guide for investing in alternatives. But you should read this Kama Sutra of investment manuals not just for the thrills, but also to learn how to avoid the hazards of promiscuous and unprotected investing."--Andrew Lo, Professor and Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering

The Tourette Syndrome & OCD Checklist

by Susan Conners

Up-to-date, reliable information about Tourette Syndrome and related disorders for teachers and parentsChildren with TS are often teased and punished for the unusual yet uncontrollable symptoms of their disorder. Academic failure is common. The Tourette Syndrome/OCD Checklist helps parents and teachers to better understand children and youth with TS and/or OCD and provide the support and interventions these children need. Presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format, the book is packed with the latest research, practical advice, and information on a wide range of topics.Provides a wealth of information on Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and related conditionsIncludes strategies for discipline and behavior management, advice on supporting and motivating kids with TS and OCD, homework tips, and moreShows how to educate peer students about TS and OCDLoaded with practical information, strategies, and resources, this book helps parents and teachers to better understand Tourette Syndrome and OCD and shows how every individual can reach their potential in school and in life.

TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

by Mette Norgaard Douglas Conant

A fresh, effective, and enduring way to lead--starting with your next interaction Most leaders feel the inevitable interruptions in their jam-packed days are troublesome. <P><P>But in TouchPoints, Conant and Norgaard argue that these--and every point of contact with other people--are overlooked opportunities for leaders to increase their impact and promote their organization's strategy and values. Through previously untold stories from Conant's tenure as CEO of Campbell Soup Company and Norgaard's vast consulting experience, the authors show that a leader's impact and legacy are built through hundreds, even thousands, of interactive moments in time. The good news is that anyone can develop "TouchPoint" mastery by focusing on three essential components: head, heart, and hands. TouchPoints speaks to the theory and craft of leadership, promoting a balanced presence of rational, authentic, active, and wise leadership practices. Leadership mastery in the smallest and otherwise ordinary moments can transform aimless activity in individuals and entropy in organizations into focused energy--one magical moment at a time.

Relationship Economics

by Alan Weiss David Nour

A revised and updated guide to bridging relationship creationwith relationship capitalizationRelationship Economics isn't about taking advantage of friends or coworkers to get ahead. It's about prioritizing and maximizing a unique return on strategic relationships to fuel unprecedented growth. Based on the author's global speaking and consulting engagements, Relationship Economics reveals that success comes from investing in people for extraordinary returns. This revised and updated version explains the three major types of relationships--personal, functional, and strategic--and how to focus each to fuel enterprise growth. It introduces new concepts in relationship management, including the exchange of Relationship Currency, the accumulation of Reputation Capital, and the building of Professional Net Worth. These are the fundamental measures of business relationship, and once you understand them, you'll be able to turn your contacts into better executions, performance, and results."David Nour is the definitive expert on strategic relationships. He has captured practical, pragmatic, and timely insights in Relationship Economics and has been a valuable resource to my sales transformation efforts."--RANDY SEIDL, Senior VP, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, Americas, HP"Although many understand the importance of relationships, the quantifiable and strategic values of relationships are often underemphasized. David Nour has done just that in¿Relationship Economics."--CRAIG LEMASTERS, President and CEO, Assurant Solutions"If a man is judged by the company he keeps, David Nour's Relationship Economics provides a systematic approach to building value in that judgment. The concepts reach well beyond networking to building lasting and productive relationships."--DENNIS SADLOWSKI, former president and CEO, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.

Creative Composition

by Harold Davis

Take your best shots with this invaluable guide to composition for DSLR camerasSometimes you get the best results by breaking the rules, but first you have to know what the rules are! In this indispensable photography guide, renowned photographer Harold Davis first walks you through the recommended guidelines for composing great shots with your DSLR camera-and then shows you how to break free, build your own unique style, and compose beautiful images with confidence.Provides practical composition basics as well as the artistic tips and tricks eagerly sought by digital SLR camera lovers, who are growing in number as DSLR camera sales continue to growExplores the fundamental rules of composition-then how to break those rules to take captivating and unique imagesInforms and inspires you with the author's own gorgeous examples of landscapes, portraits, close-ups, and other photos that illustrate his conceptsHelps you jump-start your creativity by showing you new ways to seeGo beyond the basics and create a photography style that's all your own with this must-have guide.

Combining CBT and Medication

by Donna M. Sudak

Combining medication and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be challenging but can also enhance patient care. This book reviews the existing literature about the neurobiological and clinical basis in combining CBT and medication for non-psychiatrist mental health clinicians. Filled with case studies drawn from the author's extensive clinical and teaching experience, this book breaks new ground in bringing together the most current, proven protocols for using drugs and CBT to improve client care. Practitioners will find in this volume the tools to make informed recommendations to patients.

Performance Marketing with Google Analytics

by Justin Cutroni Sebastian Tonkin Caleb Whitmore

An unparalleled author trio shares valuable advice for using Google Analytics to achieve your business goalsGoogle Analytics is a free tool used by millions of Web site owners across the globe to track how visitors interact with their Web sites, where they arrive from, and which visitors drive the most revenue and sales leads. This book offers clear explanations of practical applications drawn from the real world.The author trio of Google Analytics veterans starts with a broad explanation of performance marketing and gets progressively more specific, closing with step-by-step analysis and applications.Features in-depth examples and case studies on how to increase revenue from search advertising, optimize an existing website, prioritize channels and campaigns, access brand health and moreDiscusses how to communicate with a webmaster or developer to assist with installationAddresses Google's conversion-oriented tools, including AdWords and AdSense, Google trends, Webmaster tools, search-based keyword tools, and moreTouches on brand tracking studies, usability research, competitive analysis, and statistical toolsThroughout the book, the main emphasis is demonstrating how you can best use Google Analytics to achieve your business objectives.Foreword by Avinash KaushikNote: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

How to Cook Everything

by Mark Bittman

<P>Today's Favorite Kitchen Companion--Revised and Better Than Ever Mark Bittman's award-winning How to Cook Everything has helped countless home cooks discover the rewards of simple cooking. Now the ultimate cookbook has been revised and expanded (almost half the material is new), making it absolutely indispensable for anyone who cooks--or wants to. <P>With Bittman's straightforward instructions and advice, you'll make crowd-pleasing food using fresh, natural ingredients; simple techniques; and basic equipment. Even better, you'll discover how to relax and enjoy yourself in the kitchen as you prepare delicious meals for every occasion.

Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials

by Darril Gibson

The core concepts and technologies of Windows networkingNetworking can be a complex topic, especially for those new to the field of IT. This focused, full-color book takes a unique approach to teaching Windows networking to beginners by stripping down a network to its bare basics, thereby making each topic clear and easy to understand. Focusing on the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) program, this book pares down to just the essentials, showing beginners how to gain a solid foundation for understanding networking concepts upon which more advanced topics and technologies can be built.This straightforward guide begins each chapter by laying out a list of topics to be discussed, followed by a concise discussion of the core networking skills you need to have to gain a strong handle on the subject matter. Chapters conclude with review questions and suggested labs so you can measure your level of understanding of the chapter's content.Serves as an ideal resource for gaining a solid understanding of fundamental networking concepts and skillsOffers a straightforward and direct approach to networking basics and covers network management tools, TCP/IP, the name resolution process, and network protocols and topologiesReviews all the topics you need to know for taking the MTA 98-366 examProvides an overview of networking components, discusses connecting computers to a network, and looks at connecting networks with routersIf you're new to IT and interested in entering the IT workforce, then Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials is essential reading.

MacBook Air Portable Genius

by Paul Mcfedries

Get the most from Apple's ultracool new MacBook AirApple's newest MacBook Air is smaller, lighter, and more powerful than ever. And this convenient little book is loaded with tips and techniques for everything from getting started with your MacBook Air to maximizing power and battery life. Learn innovative ways to accomplish a task more efficiently, master the new features of the MacBook Air, and take advantage of all the remote features and accessories. Fun, hip, and portable, this guide has what every Mac fan needs to know about the MacBook Air.The new MacBook Air features flash storage, longer battery life, a full-sized keyboard with multitouch trackpad, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and extreme portabilityThis convenient, portable guide explains popular new features and how to make the most of themCovers all the key skills, tools, and shortcuts to make you a more efficient MacBook userIncludes plenty of hip tips for configuring the multitouch trackpad, maximizing power, streamlining common tasks, and moreAs cool as the MacBook Air itself, this book has what you need to maximize your portable computer.

WordPress Bible

by Aaron Brazell

A complete and thorough guide to the largest self-hosted blogging tool: WordPress Has learning WordPress become a pressing issue for you? If so, then turn to WordPress Bible, a complete resource on everything you need to know to learn WordPress from beginning to end. You'll start with the basics of WordPress, such as the principles of blogging and social media interaction. Then the pace ramps up to more intermediate-to-advanced topics including plugins, WordPress Loop, themes and templates, custom fields, caching, security, and more. Written by a popular WordPress consultant, this comprehensive guide is timed to publish with the release of the latest version of WordPress, ensuring that you have the most up-to-date information available on the largest and most-used blogging tool in the world. Serves as the definitive guide to every aspect of WordPress, the most popular self-hosted blogging tool in the world Covers everything, from the basics of installation to more advanced topics such as plugins and security Includes coverage of the most recent release of WordPress, keeping you up to date on all its latest features Addresses themes and templates, WordPress Loop, custom fields, caching, and more Author is a popular WordPress consultant You'll be hard-pressed to find another resource as thorough and comprehensive as WordPress Bible. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Refine Search

Showing 98,251 through 98,275 of 100,000 results