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By Teresa Ghilarducci. 2015
Here is a single-sit read than can change the course of your retirement. Written by Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci, an economics…professor, a retirement and savings specialist, and a trustee to two retiree health-care trusts worth over $54 billion, How to Retire with Enough Money cuts through the confusion, misinformation, and bad policy-making that keeps us spending or saving poorly. It begins with acknowledging what a person or household actually needs to have saved—the rule of thumb is eight to ten times your annual salary before retirement—and how much to expect from Social Security. And then it delivers the basic principles that will make the money grow, including a dozen good ideas to get current expenses under control. Why to “get rid of your guy”—those for-fee (or hidden-fee) financial planners that suck up valuable assets. Why it’s always better to pay off a loan or a mortgage. There are no gimmicks, no magical thinking—just an easy-to-follow program that works.
By Mary Potter Kenyon. 2012
"Total before coupons: $230. After coupons: $38. I'd combined high-value store coupons with manufacturer coupons so that most of the…merchandise in my cart was free. The cashier carefully folded the receipt, smiling as she handed it to me. 'Great shopping. You saved almost $200.' This is what I do, what I've been doing for more than thirty years. My question: Why doesn't everyone?" Explore the world of extreme couponing as only Mary Potter Kenyon, a coupon veteran of over 30 years, can describe. Learn the history, uncover the science, master the lingo, and pick up a few tips yourself to save a buck on next week's shopping trip.
Originally published in 1962. This book discusses and interprets the main themes of Buddhist thought in India and is divided…into three parts: Archaic Buddhism: Tacit assumptions, the problem of "original Buddhism", the three marks and the perverted views, the five cardinal virtues, the cultivation of the social emotions, Dharma and dharmas, Skandhas, sense-fields and elements. The Sthaviras: the eighteen schools, doctrinal disputes, the unconditioned and the process of salvation, some Abhidharma problems. The Mahayana: doctrines common to all Mahayanists, the Madhyamikas, the Yogacarins, Buddhist logic, the Tantras.
By Daniel L. Newman. 2007
The Arabic-English Thematic Lexicon is an invaluable resource for all learners of Arabic. It contains some 8,000 entries, arranged into…themes, including flora and fauna, food and drink, the human body, health care, the family, housing, clothing, education, IT, sports, politics, economics and commerce, the law, media, language, geography, travel, religion, arts, science, and natural resources. Three appendices cover the names of Arab and selected non-Arab regions, countries and capitals, and international organizations. The entries in the Lexicon have been drawn from an extensive corpus of contemporary Standard Arabic vocabulary, based on authentic sources. In addition to verbs, nouns and adjectives, the Lexicon includes phrases and commonly used collocations, providing users with the necessary vocabulary in order to communicate effectively and confidently in both written and spoken standard Arabic. The Lexicon provides an indispensable complement to Arabic grammar instruction and also serves as a useful reference guide for all Arabic language users.
By Quercus. 2016
With over a million copies already sold, this is the newly updated edition of the definitive collection of great speeches…ancient and modern. From calls to arms to demands for peace, and from cries of freedom to words of inspiration, this stirring anthology captures the voices of prophets and politicians, rebels and tyrants, soldiers and statesman, placing them in historical context.This revised edition includes speeches that have shaped the modern world: from Aung San Suu Kyi on freedom to Al Gore on the environment and from Malala Yousafzai on the education of women to Pope Francis on peace. A biography of each speechmaker reveals how they came to stand at the crossroads of history, and each speech is accompanied by an introduction explaining its historical context and how it influenced the momentous events of the day - as well as those that followed.Moving and thought-provoking, this new edition will continue to inspire and enlighten readers, offering them a fascinating perspective on historical milestones through the power of the spoken word. Contents include: Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Martin Luther King, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle, General George S. Patton, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Vaclav Havel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Indira Gandhi and Winston Churchill to name a few.
By Doug Harman. 2016
Need to know which digital camera to buy? Want to take better photographs and retouch images? Ready to achieve professional…results? This updated edition of The Digital Photography Handbook will allow you to make the most of all the advantages your camera has to offer - as well as guiding you through the latest software to enhance your images, and get professional results with every shot. This book includes expert advice on the art of photography (composition, depth of field and how to photograph a variety of subjects), editing and image manipulation software, how to print your images for the best results, developing a portfolio and mastering the rules of copyright. Doug Harman includes the very latest developments in digital technology, equipping you with everything you need to become a photographer. Contents include: Types of camera, Computers and software, Memory, Pixels and magnification, Saving images, Exposure, Composition, Light, Camera modes, Special effects, Manipulating images, Photo apps, Retouching old photos, Printing digital images, Selecting printers and paper, Archiving and the cloud, Making money from your images, Copyright rules and more.
'If you like the Shopaholic series, you'll love the Little Lady' *****'Deliciously addictive' CosmopolitanAs her alter ego, Honey, Melissa is…the go-to woman for improving men's dating lives, but when her boyfriend Jonathan invites her to New York for a holiday, he has one condition: the blonde wig stays at home. This is easier said than done, and before long Mel finds herself juggling a rude rising star who just so happens to be an ex, Jonathan's manipulative ex-wife, an unruly terrier and escalating crises back at the agency. Can Melissa put the manners back into Manhattan? Or is this a challenge only the Little Lady Agency can handle?READERS LOVE LITTLE LADY, BIG APPLE'Made me laugh out loud' *****'Couldn't put it down' *****'Perfect to escape into' *****'Such a fabulous heart-warming set of books' ******** Discover the rest of Hester Browne's hilarious Little Lady trilogy:The Little Lady AgencyLittle Lady, Big AppleWhat the Lady Wants
'A delicious, witty story. I loved it! SOPHIE KINSELLARunning The Little Lady Agency, Mel has one goal and one goal…only: Make Men Better.But when her grandmother asks her to take on the case of a lifetime - Prince Nicolas of Hollenberg, Europe's most notorious of playboys - has she bitten off more than she can chew?Despite his good breeding, Nicolas is completely set on leading Melissa astray. Can Mel rise to the challenge? And has her own fairy-tale ending been there all along?'The most loveable romantic heroine since Jane Austen's Emma' Chris ManbyREADERS LOVE WHAT THE LADY WANTS'A must-read trilogy' *****'Couldn't put it down!' *****'Perfect for Jilly Cooper fans' *****'Such a fabulous, heart-warming set of books' *****'Fantastic' *****
'A delicious, witty story. I loved it! SOPHIE KINSELLAGentlemen! No Little Lady in Your Life? Call the Little Lady Agency:…everything organised, from your home to your wardrobe, your social life to you. No funny business or laundry.When Melissa is made unfairly redundant from her job at an estate agents' office, she decides it's time for a change. Instead of working for other people, Melissa will go into business for herself: using her organisational skills to whip the lives of London's socially and romantically challenged men into shape.But then Melissa meets Jonathan, and suddenly she must decide if she can mix business with pleasure . . .***READERS LOVE THE LITTLE LADY AGENCY'A heart-warming love story' *****'Very relaxing, enjoyable, entertaining and diverting' *****'Left me with a huge smile on my face' *****'Like a pair of comfy slippers on a cold night' ********Read the rest of Hester Browne's hilarious Little Lady series:The Little Lady AgencyLittle Lady, Big AppleWhat the Lady Wants
By Hester Browne. 2010
A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy with a vintage twist, perfect for fans of Jo Thomas and Lucy Diamond.Every girl should know…what the finishing touches are.When twenty-first-century girl Betsy is called on to rescue the exclusive finishing school where she grew up from financial ruin, she knows she must overhaul the school entirely. So it's out with debutante decorum and in with modern manners.But with hunky bursar Mark and her gorgeous friend Jamie on the scene, she will have to remind herself that in the modern world, you don't have to rely on old school feminine wiles to get what you want . . READERS LOVE HESTER BROWNE'S HILARIOUS ROMANTIC COMEDIES'A fabulous piece of escapism!' *****'Unputdownable! Really delicious' *****'A must read' *****'Perfect cosy day in bed read' *****
Dickens at Work: Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 1 (Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens #Vol. 1)
By John Butt & Kathleen Tillotson. 1957
This book marks a new departure in the study of Dickens. The authors make use of first-hand evidence of Dickens’…actual methods and conditions of work; much of this evidence is examined and co-ordinated here for the first time. It includes Dickens’ detailed manuscript notes for novels, with a complete transcript of these for every instalment and chapter of David Copperfield. Seven other books are chosen, so that the different stages of his career and different kinds of work are well represented. The volume illustrates what modes of planning Dickens evolved as best suited to his genius and to the demands of serial publication, monthly or weekly; how he responded to the events of the day; and how he yet managed to combine the freshness of this "periodical", almost journalistic approach with the art of the novel.
By Andrea Frazer. 2017
After many trials and tribulations, eternal bachelor Detective Inspector Harry Falconer has finally decided to get hitched. His bride -…the delectable Dr Honey Dubois! With his trusty sergeant Carmichael as best man, Falconer is in remarkably good spirits as the big day closes in. OK, so the normally lugubrious Carmichael is having trouble getting his words out, and there's the unenlightened Mrs Falconer senior to deal with. But surely nothing serious can go wrong? With impeccable timing, it does - will bride and groom last long enough to cut the cake, or will it all be over before it even begins?The final instalment in the much-loved Falconer Files series by acclaimed author Andrea Frazer.
By Ian Marshall. 2017
The cricket world's bestselling pocket annual. The indispensable guide to the season.The Playfair Cricket Annual 2017 includes coverage of the…2016 season, including the Specsavers County Championship, Royal London One-Day Cup and the NatWest T20 Blast. It also contains: a detailed register of all current first-class county players and umpires; county records and 2016 first-class averages; current county players' first-class and List A limited-overs career records; Test match scores and averages (May 2016-February 2017); women's International records, plus England players' register; register of probable touring teams and series records; 2017 fixtures, including 2nd XI and Minor Counties.
By Michele Lancione, Colin McFarlane. 2021
Global Urbanism is an experimental examination of how urban scholars and activists make sense of, and act upon, the foundational relationship…between the ‘global’ and the ‘urban’. What does it mean to say that we live in a global-urban moment, and what are its implications? Refusing all-encompassing answers, the book grounds this question, exploring the plurality of understandings, definitions, and ways of researching global urbanism through the lenses of varied contributors from different parts of the world. The contributors explore what global urbanism means to them, in their context, from the ground and the struggles upon which they are working and living. The book argues for an incremental, fragile and in-the-making emancipatory urban thinking. The contributions provide the resources to help make sense of what global urbanism is in its varieties, what’s at stake in it, how to research it, and what needs to change for more progressive urban futures. It provides a heterodox set of approaches and theorisations to probe and provoke rather than aiming to draw a line under a complex, changing and profoundly contested set of global-urban processes. Global Urbanism is primarily intended for scholars and graduate students in geography, sociology, planning, anthropology and the field of urban studies, for whom it will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across the range of disciplines and practices which converge in the study of urbanism.
By Brenna Jordan. 2019
Revisit the lost art of writing with these fun prompts, worksheets, exercises—and more!—and experience the many benefits of writing by…hand, including increased focus and memory, relaxation, and creative expression.Writing by hand may seem passé in the digital age, but it shouldn’t be dismissed as simply an activity for grade schoolers—it offers countless benefits that have been studied by researchers, brain neurologists, therapists, educators, and others who are invested in helping handwriting thrive in an age of advancing technology. Handwriting may be slower than typing—but this gives your brain more time to process information, and stimulates neurological connections that aid in memory, focus, and composition. The process of handwriting can also have a soothing, calming effect and can even serve as a great form of meditation. And of course, it’s a great way of expressing your individuality and personal style. The Lost Art of Handwriting explores the history of writing longhand, and reintroduces proper stroke sequences, letter forms, and techniques for evaluating and improving your handwriting. You will discover how the amazing variety of letter forms provide endless opportunities for making these alphabets your own, and how to choose alternatives that fit your preferences while keeping your writing neat, consistent, and unique to you. You’ll learn how to connect letters in cursive writing to help you write more smoothly, and with practice, more efficiently. Learn how easy it is to apply what you’ve learned into your everyday life with tips for integrating handwriting practice into already jam-packed schedules. Soon, you’ll notice a steady increase in the relaxation, value, and joy that handwriting offers to everyone who persists in putting the pen or pencil to paper.
By Mick O'Hare, New Scientist. 2015
A joy for science lovers, Know It All is your ticket to a grand meeting of curious minds!New Scientist magazine’s…beloved “Last Word” column is a rare forum for “un-Google-able” queries: Readers write in, and readers respond! Know It All collects 132 of the column’s very best Q&As. The often-wacky questions cover physics, chemistry, zoology and beyond: When will Mount Everest cease to be the tallest mountain on the planet?If a thermometer was in space, what would it read?Why do some oranges have seeds, and some not?Many people suffer some kind of back pain. Is it because humans haven’t yet perfected the art of walking upright? And the unpredictable answers showcase the brainpower of New Scientist’s readers, like the anatomist who chimes in about back pain (“Evolution is not in the business of perfecting anything.”) and the vet who responds, “Quadrupeds can get backache too!”
By J G Warry. 1962
This book provides a clear and informed account of aesthetic and callistic concepts as they occur in the works of…Plato and Aristotle. The author illustrates their ideas on art and beauty by close reference to their texts and finds a profound similarity which unites them, revealing many of their differences to be complementary aspects of an essentially similar viewpoint. He also shows how Greek notions of art and beauty are not merely primitive steps in the advance to modern ideas but have a direct relevance to modern critical controversies.
By Denise P. Gallo. 2002
Giochino Rossini: A Research and Information Guide is designed as a tool for those beginning to study the life and…works of Gioachino Rossini as well as for those who wish to explore beyond the established biographies and commentaries. The first edition was published in 2001, and represented a survey of some 878 publications relating to the composer’s life and works. The second edition is revised and updated to include the more than 150 books and articles written in the field of Rossini studies since then. Contents range from sources published in the early decades of the nineteenth century to works currently in progress. General subject areas include Rossini's biography, historical and analytical studies of his operatic and non-operatic compositions, his personal and professional associations, and the reassessment of his role in the development of nineteenth-century music.
Building A New Heritage: Tourism, Culture And Identity In The New Europe (Routledge Library Editions: Tourism)
By G. J. Ashworth, P. J. Larkham. 1994
At the heart of the European debate lies the tension between the idea of European unity and individual state identities…and nationalisms. This volume provides an insight into this dichotomy by exploring the role of heritage in the new Europe. The main theme of this book is that a number of possible heritages can be shaped from the European past depending on the purposes for which they are intended. Through different methods of management intervention, heritage can fulfil a variety of functions, becoming a major commercial resource in the form of the tourism industry, or enlisted in the creation and maintenance of place identities. Leading contributors look at different perceptions of heritage by different cultures, and the social and political consequences of heritage planning. The nature of heritage planning for emerging, spatially fragmented state structures is also discussed.
When the Sh*t Hits the Fan and The End of The World As We Know It Has Arrived, Who Will…Survive and Who Will Perish? Chances are that those people who seriously prepare ahead of time, who have contingency survival plans, will have a definite edge over most other people. Part of those contingency plans involve having the right gear to help you make it. In this book, survival expert James C. Jones lists every item of gear you need to have in order to survive and, eventually, thrive. Here you will find detailed descriptions of the following gear: sleeping bags, shovels and saws, stoves, clothing and footwear, advanced medical care equipment, communications and monitoring devices, biological and chemical survival equipment, and much more. Not only is every item examined carefully, but Jones also tells you how to use it, and how to maintain it. You may not take the possible ending of the world seriously, but you need to, as it is a real possibility - and those who survive are those who are prepared.