A follow-up to Black Dog's bestselling Country Wisdom and Know-How, the Country Wisdom Almanac provides hundreds of ideas and methods for living the good and simple life, plus information on weather, gardening, buying produce and cooking by season, holidays, frost dates, moon phases, and more. Divided into the four seasons and then organized into 373 individual tips, the Country Wisdom Almanac presents a wide variety of ways to live a simpler, more self-sustained life year round. Each season offers home-improvement ideas (wallpaper a room in the Fall or build a stone wall in the Spring), crafts (create gorgeous homemade decorations for Christmas, Halloween, or the Fourth of July), recipes (use seasonal produce to create fresh, healthy meals), gardening advice (what and when to plant in order to get the maximum results from your land), and more. Also included is year-round advice on caring for pets, creating your own health and beauty remedies, canning and preserving food, and more. Each season opens with a list of holidays and a guide to in-season produce. Appendices cover average weather by city and month, frost dates, and moon phases.
The Ruling Lord of the House of Galton is dead and the nation is divided. Kit Franks, a nobody escalated to infamy since her mother bombed the House capitol city, wishes she were dead, too. Then Mom-the-terrorist starts showing up on feeds and causing planet-wide blackouts and Kit becomes a target.Kit's inundated with half-truths, betrayals, and the coded subtext in Mom's universal feed messages meant for her alone. Everyone from family to government enforcers seems to have a vision for Kit's future. The question is, does Kit have a vision for herself?
Ever think of making your own beauty products- handmade, high performance, healthy alternatives to just about every chemical laden product you currently put on your face and body? It's easier than you think!
In Make It Up author Marie Rayma shares the recipes she has developed through years of trial, error, and testing to come up with the very best. This is real makeup and skincare: bright lipsticks, quality mineral powders, long-wearing eyeliners, and masks and cleansers that yield results. Rayma walks you through natural ingredients available online or at health food stores. These awesome oils, butters, clays, and minerals will replace the petroleum products, artificial colors, and lab-created mystery fragrances that have untold effects on our bodies. Products can be tailored for individual needs-from swapping out ingredients not suitable for sensitive skin to whipping up the perfect colors suited for any complexion.
With easy-to-follow instruction, Make It Up provides more than 40 essential cosmetics and skin care projects so you can make just what you want, when you need it.
Looking for a great idea for date night or to entertain friends? Why not cue up Casablanca with some French 75s and a Moroccan-themed spread? Turner Classic Movies: Movie Night Menus spotlights thirty crowd-pleasing films from the 1930s through the '80s, paired with signatures drinks and dishes that appear in, or are inspired by, each film's setting and stars. Filled with entertaining tips and background on each film, dish, and cocktail, the book offers a unique culinary tour of movie history, including menus inspired by The Thin Man, The Philadelphia Story, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, American Graffiti, Moonstruck, and many more.
Fully illustrated with luscious food photography and evocative film stills, Movie Night Menus provides the perfect accompaniments and conversation pieces to round out a fun-filled evening.
What if you could eat a vegan, protein-packed meal every day that tasted more like an ice cream sundae than health food? It's possible: these 100 simple recipes for smoothies bowls, topped with fresh chopped fruit, berries, toasted nuts, cocoa powder and so much more will fill you up without busting your diet. Each recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, low in sugar, and packed with superfoods to keep you focused on your healthy eating goals, without sacrificing the need for something sweet and filling. Eating food that requires chewing triggers the release of cleansing digestive enzymes, according to author Daniella Chace, making smoothie bowls feel more satisfying than their siblings with straws. They are perfect for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or anytime you get a craving for a delicious treat.
As the glamorous Kennedys took the White House in 1961, Jackie appointed famed designer and family friend Oleg Cassini, as her personal Secretary of Style." From classic pillbox hats to casually elegant daywear and empire dresses, Cassini created an enduring look for the stylish Mrs. Kennedy, and she became a fashion muse for the ages.Meanwhile, women across the country enthusiastically copied her look one that endures today and that transformed Jackie into one of the most beloved style icons of all time. Jackie and Cassini showcases the fashions and details the collaborations of an extraordinary teaming of designer and muse.
Lambda Award-winning novelist Blair Mastbaum and writer Will Fabro have put together a fun and edgy anthology of hot new fiction by young gay writers. With works by Mastbaum, Fabro, Mark Edmund Doten, Michael Tyrell, Sam J. Miller, and more, Cool Thing has something for everyone.
Ever wonder what Santa does with all those letters? (And all those cookies?) After a particularly long, cold night staring at nine smelly reindeer butts, the old man lets loose with the real answers to those stupid, whiny, hard-to-read letters from kids. Turns out, we really do get what we deserve.Dear Billy,
I know you honestly believe that the good deeds you rattled off represent your behavior for the entire past year rather than the activities that occurred during the two hours leading up to the writing of this letter. Two hours of good behavior hardly justifies a new Playstation, let alone a trip to Disney World!!
From moving to a new house to making new friends and preparing for high school, life for the new girl in town can be unsettling. But thirteen year-old Courtney is unprepared for how creepy life in Murmur, Massachusetts turns out to be. Her ivy-covered house overlooking the antiquated cemetery next door is one thing, but Courtney finds herself thrust into a full-fledged haunted adventure after meeting Christian and Margaret Geyer, a strange father and daughter with unfinished family business. The body of their ancestor, Prudence, has gone missing from beneath her ivy-carved tombstone and must be returned to its final resting place in order to break the spell that looms over Courtney's house. To add to the suspense and help solve the mystery, authentic documents and photographs are set at the beginning of each chapter pertaining to Murmur, Courtney's house, and the infamous cemetery. Will Courtney uncover the secret lurking within the dark, dank underbelly of her ivy-covered basement?
In today's fast-paced society, who has time to keep up with both the current trends and the classics of what is good" and popular"? The Art of Faking It guides you with tongue planted firmly in cheek through any awkward, intellectual, and/or über-sophisticated social situation, using both panache and pithy nuggets of wisdom to ensure you'll never be at a loss for the right words and attitudes again.Inside you will find everything you need to know about what everyone is talking about from ordering the right" food and drink to holding an intelligent conversation about anything, from classical music and architecture to legitimate theater and the opposite sex. With the timely information and savvy advice in this book, playfully illustrated with New Yorker-esque line drawings, you will be the most scintillating conversationalist in the bunch whether you are faking it or not!
Skinny Bitch created a movement when it exposed the horrors of the food industry, while inspiring people across the world to stop eating “crap.” Now the “Bitches” are back--this time with a book geared to pregnant women. And just because their audience is in a “delicate condition” doesn’t mean they’ll deliver a gentle message. As they did with Skinny Bitch, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin expose the truth about the food we eat--with its hormones, chemicals, and other funky stuff. But even though they are “Skinny,” they want women to chow down on the right foods and gain their fair share of weight through their pregnancies.They also won’t mince words on these topics:• the best foods for a healthy baby and mommy
• the dangers of common lotions, creams, and beauty products that women slather on their bodies (many contain carcinogens)• why every mother should “suck it up” and breastfeed• the lowdown on what really happens “post-push” (after birth)• how the companies we trust don’t care about children (choosing baby food and other products carefully)With the same sassy tone that made Skinny Bitch laugh-out-loud funny, Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven will give expectant moms the information they need to “use their head” and have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
GRAB A BUMPER, FORGET YOUR FANTEEGS, AND ROAM AT A FOOT-PACE THROUGH THE TWISTY ALLEYWAYS OF THE VICTORIAN VERNACULAR!
What larks! Dive into the world of literature's ultimate wordsmith, Charles Dickens, in this literary romp through his finest quips, barbs, and turns of phrase.
Featuring 200 of Dickens' best-loved words, drawn from his fifteen novels and hundreds of short stories, What the Dickens?! is full of period-appropriate definitions, pithy commentary, and charming illustrations. Perfect for word nerds and book lovers of all ages, this volume will have you dragging your friends to the hippo-comedietta and bonneting your anti-Pickwickian adversaries like a proper Victorian in no time!
In Tessa Elwood's compelling debut series, Inherit the Stars, romance, politics, and interplanetary adventure whirl together in a high-stakes universe. Meet the main character in this bonus short story, Inherit the Stars: Reprieve.
When Lady Asa asks her sister, Base Commander Lady Wren, to kill a rat, Asa has something else up her sleeve. But will Lady Wren fall for the ruse? And will Asa's spirit-bolstering plan work in their desperate circumstances?Asa's loyalty and her deceptions, great and small, continue in Inherit the Stars.
Quote:My sister storms everywhere now, booted feet and determination. I'm the tall one, and I can barely keep up."
Kyle Henry has a new name, a new school, and a new life one without the shadow of the Bonebreaker hanging over him. It's been a year since his serial killer father's execution, and it finally looks like things are turning around for Kyle.
Until he recognizes the girl sitting in the back row in homeroom.
Naomi Steadman is immediately intrigued by Killdeer Academy's newcomer. She does not know he is the son of the man who murdered her mother. What she does know is she and Kyle have a connection with each other and a spark that Kyle continues to back away from.
Soon after Kyle's arrival, the death count on campus starts to rise. Someone is set on finishing what the Bonebreaker started, and murdering ghosts from the past may be the only thing that can stop the spree.Told in alternating viewpoints, Kat Ellis's tale of mystery and horror is full of broken bonds and new beginnings.
Leave a Cheater, Gain a Life is a no-nonsense self-help guide for anyone who has ever been cheated on. Here's advice not based on saving your relationship after infidelity but saving your sanity.When it comes to cheating, a lot of the attention is focused on cheaters their unmet needs or their challenges with monogamy. But Tracy Schorn (aka Chump Lady) lampoons such blameshifting and puts the focus squarely on the-cheated-upon (chumps) and their needs. Combining solid advice that champions self-respect, along with hilarious cartoons satirizing the pomposity of cheaters, Leave a Cheater, Gain a Life offers a fresh voice for chumps who want (and need) a new message about infidelity. This book will offer advice on Stupid sh*t cheaters say and how to respond, Rookie mistakes of the recently chumped and how to disarm your fears, Why chumps take the blame and how to protect yourself, and more.Full of snark, sass, and real wisdom about how to bounce back after the gut blow of betrayal, Schorn is the friend who guides you through this nightmare and gives you hope for a better life ahead.
GET PAST THE PROFILE AND START DATING WITH THIS COMPLETE GUIDE TO FINDING ROMANCE ONLINEDating virtuoso and profile expert Lisa Hoehn has helped thousands of people meet, date, and fall in love (or into bed). In You Probably Shouldn't Write That, she offers a complete, no-nonsense approach to becoming the most attractive person on any dating site or app, including: Figuring out WTF to write, Choosing your most flattering photos, Attracting the right people, Sending that perfect message.Whether you're sharpening your profile, starting fresh, or looking to try a new site, Lisa will help you stop wasting time, energy, and money and start getting the dates you deserve.
It's no secret that most girls, at some point, love all things princess: the poofy dresses, the plastic tiaras, the color pink. Even grown-up women can't get enough of royal weddings and royal gossip. Yet critics claim the princess dream sets little girls up to be weak and submissive, and allows grown women to indulge in fantasies of rescue rather than hard work and self-reliance.Enter Jerramy Fine an unabashed feminist who is proud of her life-long princess obsession and more than happy to defend it. Through her amusing life story and in-depth research, Fine makes it clear that feminine doesn't mean weak, pink doesn't mean inferior, and girliness is not incompatible with ambition. From 9th century Cinderella to modern-day Frozen, from Princess Diana to Kate Middleton, from Wonder Woman to Princess Leia, Fine valiantly assures us that princesses have always been about power, not passivity. And those who love them can still be confident, intelligent women.Provocative, insightful, but also witty and personal, In Defense of the Princess empowers girls, women, and parents to dream of happily ever after without any guilt or shame.
A number of years ago, most people thought Nicole Snooki" Polizzi was destined for either rehab or prison. When she rose to stardom on the MTV breakout series, Jersey Shore, she was twenty pounds overweight from her steady diet of nachos and alcohol. Today, not only is she a mother of two, but she's as fit and trim as she's ever been. She's married to the love of her life and father to her children, but most importantly, she's strong both in her body and sheer determination. In short, she's got her life together and now shares with her fans how she's transformed both her body and mindset and shows how they can do it too! In Strong Is the New Sexy, Snooki gives her formula for fierce" and inspires readers to tap their own deep wells of girl power.
Curate Surprising and Delicious Cheese Boards at HomeTired of the same-old cheese plate? So were fromager Brian Keyser and pastry chef Leigh Friend when they set out to change the cheese game at New York City's Casellula Cheese & Wine Café and change it they did. Now they're sharing their secrets in this insider's guide to the wide, wondrous world of cheese, and the condiments that bring it to the next level.With seventy recipes for accompaniments from spicy fruit chutneys to whole grain mustards and nut brittles and dozens of unexpected pairings, Composing the Cheese Plate will help you create a one-of-a-kind cheese course every time!
The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents is the perfect introduction for young readers to learn the lives and times of America's 45 most influential leaders. Readers can learn about our new president and relive the course of American history through digestible information about each president's term in office and the major political issues of each era, as well as through detailed timelines and historical photographs and illustrations throughout. Quick-reference sidebars provide brief summaries of the major events and important people who emerged during each presidential term.
This engaging and enlightening book will be a favorite among children studying U.S. history and who crave fun facts that cannot be found in textbooks!
There's a lot you probably don't know about the Buddha. For one, the real Buddha was thin. And before he became the Enlightened One," he was a pampered prince named Siddhartha. He tried dieting once and didn't like it any more than you do. Instead, he sought a middle way" between unhealthy overindulgence and unrealistic abstinence. The instructions he gave his monks about eating, more than 2,500 years ago, were surprisingly simple.Fast forward to today, and modern science confirms what Buddha knew all along. It's not what you eat that's important, but when you eat. You don't need to follow the latest fads or give up your favorite foods. You just have to remember a few guidelines that Buddha provided guidelines that, believe it or not, will help you lose weight, feel better, and stop obsessing about food. Sure, Buddha lived before the age of doughnuts and French fries, but his wisdom and teachings endure, providing us with a sane, mindful approach to achieving optimum health.
To survive in today's gig economy, you must be a mover, a shaker, a doer, and a maker. In The Hustle Economy, we give you 25 essays from founders, writers, producers, game makers, artists, and creative types from every path who share one common trait they are all self-made hustlers who have managed to turn their creativity into careers.In this collection you will find essays from:
Producer and performer Mike Rugnetta on why Do what you love" is both the best and worst piece of advice you'll ever receive.Author, television writer, and humorist Emma Koenig on staying focused and productive no matter what life throws at you.Web comic Zach Weinersmith on the equation for success and using your creativity to do what the rest of us won't.Trendspotter Jess Kimball Leslie on identifying your skills and turning it into a successful career.This book exists to inspire and inform. Your creative career is attainable, and we'll show you how to do it and why it's worth it.Complete list of essayists: Nick Douglas, Ben Grelle (aka The Frogman), Adrian Sanders, Farah Khalid, Mike Rugnetta, Emma Koenig, Asha Dornfest, Kelsey Hanson, Mónica Guzmán, Thomas Leveritt, Casey Bowers, Josephine Decker, Donna Salgado, Alex Pearlman, Dante Shepherd, Brad O'Farrell, Jess Kimball Leslie, Meredith Haggerty, Alex Larsen, Nancy Zastudil, Lee LeFever, Jeff Wysaski, Zach Weinersmith
Food isn't just food, it can be medicine!A plant-based, whole-food diet can help prevent chronic diseases, while also promoting a healthy weight. This isn't just a modern concept that's supported by today's science, but a knowledge that's deeply entrenched in our collective food history. Master Plants Cookbook, from the founder and chef for Naked Food© magazine, takes you on a fascinating journey of discovery that spans ancient civilizations, and links the wisdom of our ancestors with the magnificent power of foods we can still enjoy today. The plants and grains that these ancient cultures grew, ate, and thrived on remain the most powerful foods for our own optimum health. And by incorporating these 33 Master" plants into your diet from avocados, lentils, and beets to sweet potatoes, blueberries, and chia you can benefit from their detoxifying, immune-boosting, health-promoting powers. With more than 100 delectable and easy recipes including Himalayan Rice," Machu Picchu's Quinoa Cookies," and Incan Mango Pudding," Master Plants Cookbook draws on the best of ancient traditions to spark a new love for real, organic cuisine that packs a powerful healing punch. Whether you are already well on the road to a plant-based way of eating, or just need a little push, Master Plants will empower you to eat your way to your healthiest, most radiant self.
Here's drinking with you, kid
We know your type. You love the smell of napalm in the morning, you see dead people, and you're the king (or queen!) of the world. No matter your cinematic stripe, there's a beverage (or ten) tailor-made just for you.A perfect gift for film buffs and a terrific twist on movie nights, Gone with the Gin is the ultimate cocktail book for die-hard silver screen aficionados who prefer to be shaken, not stirred. Included within are 50 delicious drinks paired with winking commentary on history's most quotable films plus an all-star lineup of drinking games, movie-themed munchies, and illustrations throughout.So go ahead, make my drink.