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Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library Maps from the Star Trek Universe (Star Trek)
Star Trek Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library assembles ten original, never-before-seen large-format maps of the Star Trek universe. Pulled from the cartography archives of Starfleet Academy, these beautifully reproduced maps provide a rare opportunity to view the expanse of Federation space—and beyond—through the multiple lenses of the Galaxy's key players.The maps include an ancient Vulcan map, a Klingon Empire map from the pre-Organian Peace Treaty era (in the native Klingon), an official Romulan government map of the Empire, a native Cardassian Union map from the Bajor occupation, along with Federation maps from the modern era. Housed in a handsome trifold case and paired with a fully-illustrated star chart book providing detailed information on planets, systems, and topography, this exclusive collection showcases the Star Trek universe like never before.
A comprehensive, upbeat guide to help you survive the moving process from start to finish, filled with fresh strategies and checklists for timing and supplies, choosing which items to toss and which to keep, determining the best place to live, saying farewell and looking forward to hello.Moving is a major life change--time consuming, expensive, often overwhelming, and sometimes scary. But it doesn't have to be! Instead of looking at it as a burdensome chore, consider it a new adventure.Ali Wenzke and her husband moved ten times in eleven years, living in six states across the U.S. She created her popular blog, The Art of Happy Moving, to help others build a happier life before, during, and after a move. Infused with her infectious optimistic spirit, The Art of Happy Moving builds on her blog, offering step-by-step guidance, much-needed comfort, practical information, and welcome advice on every step of the process, including:• How to stage your home for prospective buyers• How to choose your next neighborhood• How to discard your belongings and organize your packing• How to say goodbye to your friends• How to make the transition easier for your kids• How to decorate your new home• How to build a new community• And so much more.Ali shares invaluable personal anecdotes from her many moves, and packs each chapter with a wealth of information and ingenious tips (Did you know that if you have an extra-large welcome mat at the entrance of your home, it's more likely to sell?). Ali also includes checklists for packing and staging, and agendas for the big moving day.Whether you're a relocating professional, newly married, a family with kids and pets, or a retiree looking to downsize, The Art of Happy Moving will help you discover ways to help make your transition an easier one--and be even happier than you were before.
An elegant wedding planner for the modern woman.Ideal for toting around, this portable planner is perfect for jotting down inspiration and information as it comes. You'll find tab dividers for easy organization and customizable fill-in charts and lists. There are expandable pockets at the front and back of the book for storing cards and samples, a ribbon marker, and an elastic enclosure to keep everything secure. With suggested timelines and savvy budgeting tips, this practical planner is perfect for puling together a fabulous happily ever after, while its beauty and durability will make it a treasured keepsake of a very special day.
The Leafly Guide to Cannabis: A Handbook for the Modern Consumer
A savvy connoisseur's guide from the editors of the world's most popular cannabis platform.Cannabis is at the very beginning of a craft and educational renaissance. It is emerging from the legislative shadows and a second awakening is occurring: people are proactively seeking information about how to properly consume and enjoy it.And cannabis is a wildly diverse product, even more so than alcohol. Consumers can experience not only different flavor profiles, but also different cerebral and body effects; they can consume using different methods, from vaporization to combustion to topical application; and they can pick and choose between an ever-growing number of different strains and products.THE LEAFLY GUIDE TO CANNABIS provides all the best tips to navigating this growing market in a definitive guide that will enhance every user's enjoyment and high.
The Super Book of Useless Information
Faster than a speeding bullet, more useless than ever before. The #1 New York Times bestselling series reaches new heights of irrelevance with this powerfully pointless, all-new collection of the things you never need to know. Do you actually care that... there are three feet of DNA in every cell? Saturn has 47 moons? March is National Frozen Foods Month? in 2010 a traffic jam in China lasted ten days? Would it improve your life to know... which movie star wanted to be a funeral director? which state has the most horses per square mile? which dictator was obsessed with Cheetos? what day of the year the most cars are stolen in the United States?
Toxic Farts, Brain-Eating Amoebas, Mosquito Assassins & More
Media Lab Books
If you think the biggest threat to humanity is our fellow humans, think again. From flesh-eating fiends and parasitic pests to icicles just loose enough to impale from above, we as a species have innumerable enemies and not nearly enough places to hide. With this book, you can prepare yourself for death from natural causes - particularly the ones that seem wholly unnatural.Featuring more than 290 creatures, disasters and other agents of destruction, Toxic Farts includes every way imaginable that the planet is actively trying to get rid of you, whether in the wild or the "safety" of your own backyard, giving you even more reasons to never leave the house.That’s right. From face-melting plants to leopard serial killers, it’s humans vs. the world and, damn it, we’re going to win if it kills us.
How to Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life
Inspired by the beloved icon who balanced sensibility and sex appeal, this guide examines the art of being a woman, providing modern advice on career, love lives, families, health concerns, friendships, and more.
Modern Wedding: Creating a Celebration That Looks and Feels Like You
The secret to planning a personal and meaningful wedding isn't how much you spend or how grand it appears; it's about finding unique, beautiful ways to express who you are as a couple. Featuring hundreds of inspiring photographs and filled with detailed information on every aspect of the big day - stationery, dresses, flowers and tablescapes, food and drink - Modern Wedding encourages and empowers you to design and actually pull off a celebration that feels like you.
The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
Pop quiz! Who said what about history? History is . . . (a) more or less bunk. (b) a nightmare from which I am trying to awaken. (c) as thoroughly infected with lies as a street whore with syphilis. Match your answers: (1) Stephen Daedalus of James Joyce's Ulysses (2) Henry Ford (3) Arthur Schopenhauer It turns out that the answer need not be bunk, nightmarish, or diseased. In the hands of mental_floss, history's most interesting bits have been handpicked and roasted to perfection. Packed with little-known stories and outrageous - but accurate - facts, you'll laugh yourself smarter on this joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. Remember: just because it's true doesn't mean it's boring!
The Truth Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks
Distinguish fake news from reliable journalism with this clear and concise handbook by New York Times best-selling author Bruce Bartlett.Today’s media and political landscapes are littered with untrustworthy sources and the dangerous concept of “fake news.” This accessible guide helps you fight this deeply troubling trend and ensure that truth is not a permanent casualty. Written by Capitol Hill veteran and author Bruce Bartlett, The Truth Matters presents actionable tips and tricks for reading critically, judging sources, using fact-checking sites, avoiding confirmation bias, identifying trustworthy experts, and more.
The Reef Aquarium (Mini Encyclopedia Series)
This comprehensive, practical book clearly explains how to set up and maintain a stunning reef aquarium. It also includes profiles of a wide range of reef-safe fishes and invertebrates.The focus of this book is on developing a natural system, using living rock and sand as the foundation for a sustainable reef aquarium. Step-by-step photo sequences and explanatory diagrams will give you detailed practical guidance. More than 400 color photos and diagrams complement an enlightening text.
Random House Webster's Pocket American Sign Language Dictionary
The Random House Webster’s Pocket American Sign Language Dictionary is a treasury of over 1,000 signs for the novice and experienced user alike. It includes complete descriptions of each sign, plus full-torso illustrations. There is also a subject index for easy reference as well as alternate signs for the same meaning.
Word-for-Word English-Spanish Spanish-English Dictionary
More than 30,000 entries of the most common nouns, verbs, and adjectives in English and Spanish. Simple format makes finding terms effortless.
Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434
For decades, Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434 class at UCLA has been the premier screenwriting course, launching a generation of the industry's most frequently produced writers. Here, he shares the secrets of his course on the screenwriting process by actually writing an original script, step by step, that appears in the book.
Yes Way Rosé
Embrace the pink wine state of mind with the ultimate guide to drinking and entertaining with everyone's favorite blush beverage, from the creators of @yeswayrose!Fresh, easygoing, and a little bit whimsical, rosé is more than just a wine -- it's shorthand for an entire lifestyle. And nothing embodies the lighthearted joy of "drinking pink" more than the wine and lifestyle brand Yes Way Rosé.Equal parts informative and celebratory, Yes Way Rosé is both a wine primer and a source of lifestyle inspiration. Readers will learn the ins and outs of rosé production, as well as the major wine-making regions, before diving into food pairings, rosé cocktails, and even rosé-inspired astrology.From Rosé 101, tasting notes, and recipes, to tips on maintaining "rosé vibes" and throwing an incredible soirée, Erica Blumenthal and Nikki Huganir translate their vibrant, humorous, and well-informed passion for rosé into an irresistible gift book. Overflowing with full-color photographs and cheeky illustrations, Yes Way Rosé is the perfect read for anyone who has ever fallen under the alluring spell of pink wine.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
The cradle of western civilization, Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict. Intensely quarrelsome and competitive, the Greek city-states consistently proved unwilling and unable to unite. Yet, in spite of or even because of this internal discord, no ancient civilization proved so dynamic or productive. The Greeks not only colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas but set standards of figurative art which endured for nearly 2500 years. Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, The Persian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age and the conquests of Alexander the Great, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment.
The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever: All You Need for Pub Quiz Domination
The ultimate guide to becoming a bar trivia champion!Which NBA coach coined and trademarked the term "threepeat"?Which animal has four knees?Which famous candy bar is named for a U.S. president's daughter?Brimming with answers to popular questions like these, The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever arms you with the knowledge your team needs to annihilate your bar trivia competition. This must-have guide features hundreds of facts, covering everything from sports and pop culture to history and science, so that you're always ready to deliver the ultimate trivia smackdown. You'll also get all the ins and outs of your favorite event with information on important bar trivia rules, assembling a team, and claiming victories week after week.Whether you're new to the scene or want to dominate at your local bar, this book will help your team outsmart the competition every single week!
Wedding Etiquette Book (The Everything, 3rd Edition)
Your essential guide to the modern wedding!Is it acceptable to invite my boss to my wedding? Can I tell my guests not to post pictures of my wedding online before I can? How do I ask my in-laws to help with wedding costs? How long do I have to write thank-you notes?Every bride has her own etiquette dilemma, from dealing with unhappy stepfamilies to a guest who posts a picture of the invitation on Facebook, advertising the wedding date and site to hundreds of nonguests. While some etiquette rules stay the same (bringing an uninvited guest is still rude), the ever-changing modern world has brought on a new slew of challenges. Luckily, The Everything Wedding Etiquette Book, 4th Edition has the advice you need to conquer any etiquette predicament.From satisfying future in-laws to controlling your event's online presence, you'll learn how to handle every situation with grace and ease. Organized to guide you through the wedding-planning process as it happens, this little book has all the answers you need right when you need them. It's your one source for planning a perfect, stress-free wedding.
Quotes for Nasty Women: Empowering Wisdom From Women Who Break the Rules
Picone, Linda (Edt)
When Donald Trump referred to Hilary Clinton as "such a nasty woman" during the final presidential debate of 2016, women everywhere felt a jolt of recognition - whatever their politics or feelings about Clinton. In response, they promptly turned his insult into an empowering slogan. Quotes for Nasty Women celebrates the now-iconic phrase with a collection of quotations by and about strong women.These potent declarations of empowerment come from figures in ancient history like Cleopatra; early leaders of the feminist movement like Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; literary greats like J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood; feminist icons such as Gloria Steinem and Alice Walker; politicians and community leaders from Malala Yousafzai to Michelle Obama; groundbreakers in science, business, sports, culture, and the arts; celebrities; and more.
Parliamentary Procedure at a Glance (New Edition)
Jones, O. Garfield
Group leadership manual for chairmanship and floor leadership.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Neighborly Words of Wisdom from Mister Rogers (Movie Tie-in)
The inspiring profile brought to life in the major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, plus a collection of warm advice and encouragement from America’s favorite neighbor. Tom Junod’s Esquire profile of Fred Rogers, “Can You Say... Hero?,” has been hailed as a classic of magazine writing. Now, his moving story of meeting and observing the beloved host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is the inspiration for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, directed by Marielle Heller and written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster.Here, Junod’s unforgettable piece appears for the first time in book form alongside an inspiring collection of advice and encouragement from Mister Rogers himself. Covering topics like relationships, childhood, communication, parenthood, and more, Rogers’s signature sayings and wise thoughts are included here. Pairing the definitive portrait of a national icon with his own instructions for living your best, kindest life, this book is a timeless treasure for Mister Rogers fans.
Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice
From the bestselling author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin comes a lesson in how to be a writer—and so much more than that.Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear.A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling. It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them.These fifty-two essays are ultimately a profound challenge to a new generation to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art.
Ignore Everybody And 39 Other Keys To Creativity
When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter, living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog - gapingvoid.com - and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and pictures. MacLeod has opinions on everything from marketing to the meaning of life, but one of his main subjects is creativity. How do new ideas emerge in a cynical, risk-averse world? Where does inspiration come from? What does it take to make a living as a creative person? Now his first book, Ignore Everyone, expands on his sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice.
101 Ways to Say Thank You
Nothing says good manners like an elegantly crafted thank-you note, whether on paper or by e-mail. This refreshed and reissued etiquette classic - now updated with new information for the digital age - provides all the dos and don'ts, along with a perfectly phrased “thank-you” for every occasion, from weddings and baby showers to business interviews and charity events. This indispensable guide will make sure you're never at a loss for words of appreciation.
33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask
Woods, Thomas E., Jr.
News flash: The Indians didn’t save the Pilgrims from starvation by teaching them to grow corn. The “Wild West” was more peaceful and a lot safer than most modern cities. And the biggest scandal of the Clinton years didn’t involve an intern in a blue dress. Surprised? Don’t be. In America, where history is riddled with misrepresentations, misunderstandings, and flat-out lies about the people and events that have shaped the nation, there’s the history you know and then there’s the truth. In 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Woods Jr. reveals the tough questions about our nation’s history that have long been buried because they’re too politically incorrect to discuss, including: Are liberals really so antiwar? Was the Civil War all about slavery? Did the Framers really look to the American Indians as the model for the U.S. political system? Did Bill Clinton actually stop a genocide in Kosovo, as we’re told? The answer to all those questions is no. Woods’s eye-opening exploration reveals just how much of the historical record has been whitewashed,overlooked, and skewed beyond recognition. 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask will have you wondering just how much of your nation’s past you haven’t been told.
Jeff Foxworthy's Complete Redneck Dictionary: All the Words You Thought You Knew the Meaning Of
There’s no such thing as too much redneck. And it’s easy to understand why. A veritable gumbo of indigenous ingenuity, this deliciously distinct dialect rolls off the tongue like drool in the presence of a barbecue sandwich. Now, just in time for no time in particular, Jeff Foxworthy’s three bestsellers are rolled into one hilarious redneck reference. This practical, portable A-to-Z crash course will have you laughing and learning your way to flawless southern slang. Say after me: bay • ou (bi´-ü), v. and n. to purchase for another. “I just walked right up to her and said, ‘Hey darlin’, lemme bayou a drink.’ ” doo • dle (düd´-el), n. and v. a male person and his predicted actions. “Don’t even look at him, ’cuz that doodle kill you.” tor • toise (tort´-es), v. and n. to have imparted knowledge or wisdom to a group. “That stupid teacher never tortoise nothin’. ” Whether you’re a newbie looking to connect with your inner redneck or a seasoned pro hoping to sharpen your skills, The Complete Redneck Dictionary is the only reference you’ll ever need. Picking up Redneck (and this book) has never been easier.
Enjoy a relaxing picnic in Shades of Death Park. Witness those eerie glowing spots known as Moody's Light. Slap another layer of color onto the world's biggest ball of paint, and yes, that really is a pink-spectacled elephant drinking a martini on the side of the road! From a town called Santa Claus to Indiana's most upright citizen - buried that way for almost 200 years - Weird Indiana proves that the Crossroads of America is also the Crossroads of the Weird!
Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts
Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon?Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts.Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.
Firefly Spanish-English Visual Dictionary
The Firefly Spanish-English Visual Dictionary is an unparalleled bilingual reference to the world around us. With thousands of detailed illustrations and well-researched terminology in both English and Spanish, its scope and depth are immense. Readers can learn about every part of a motorcycle, a trombone, a refrigerator, a fishing reel and thousands of other things.Showing what other dictionaries can only describe, the Firefly Spanish-English Visual Dictionary is the ultimate reference for students, language learners, travelers, businesspeople, community workers and anyone interested in learning a new language and discovering more about the world.
The Steampunk User's Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-Futurist Dreams
Steampunk, the retro-futuristic cultural movement, has become a substantial and permanent genre in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself: building on the past while also innovating and creating something original. VanderMeer's latest book offers practical and inspirational guidance for readers to find their individual path into this realm. Including sections on art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music, performance, and storytelling, The Steampunk User's Manual provides a conceptual how-to guide that motivates and awes both the armchair enthusiast and the committed creator. Examples range from the utterly doable to the completely over-the-top, encouraging participation and imagination at all levels.
The difference between helping and selling is just two letters. If you're wondering how to make your products seem more exciting online, you're asking the wrong question. You're not competing for attention only against other similar products. You're competing against your customers' friends and family and viral videos and cute puppies. To win attention these days you must ask a different question: "How can we help?" Jay Baer's Youtility offers a new approach that cuts through the clutter: marketing that is truly, inherently useful. If you sell something, you make a customer today, but if you genuinely help someone, you create a customer for life.
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few.
The Knot Bridesmaid Handbook: Help the Bride Shine Without Losing Your Mind
The Knot, the #1 source for wedding information, has created this book to help you become a brilliant bridesmaid - which also means a brilliant therapist, communications coordinator, stylist, and bodyguard to the bride. You'll get the real deal on: What you need to do in the months leading up to the big celebration, and on the big day. How to throw a fab bachelorette and a shower the bride will always remember. How to magically ensure you'll love your dress as much as the bride does. How to deal with the best and worst from your fellow bridesmaids. Sprinkled throughout are tons of bonus pointers on how not to break the bank and the lowdown from real-life bridesmaids before you, and their hilarious or horrifying anecdotes of brazen brides and bridesmaids behaving badly. The book that every bride secretly wishes her bridesmaids would read, The Knot Bridesmaid Handbook is the indispensable companion for anyone who wants to be the perfect attendant - and have fun doing it!
What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should)
Southern women are experts at combining femininity and charm with shrewdness and strength. They manage life and love with grace, wit, and optimism - and their allure is undeniable. Men are drawn to them; women are fascinated by them. And it's not just the honeysuckle drawl. As revealed by Ronda Rich, a born and bred Steel Magnolia, it's much more. But you don't have to be born in the South to benefit from the attributes of the Southern woman. Just follow the closely guarded secrets revealed here for the first time.
Collins Italian Concise Dictionary: Italian-English/English-Italian (7th Edition)
Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all the words and phrases you need.Ideal for intermediate learners - with an Italian grammar guide included.Clear layout and in-depth treatment of difficult words.Provides insight into life in Italy.
Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit o Style
More than just a style guide, this is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life. Let RuPaul teach you the tried, tested and found true techniques that will propel you from background player to shining star! No more playing small, your time is now! "Workin' It!" will provide helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style and confidence for girls and boys, straight and gay - and everyone in between! No one knows more about life, self-expression and style than RuPaul! With photos by Mathu Andersen from the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race and a fresh look at style and inner beauty, "Workin' It!" will pick up where the show leaves off. The book will be as colourful, fun, and intriguing as RuPaul, with insights into makeup, clothing choices and the illusion of drag. Fans of RuPaul will get piece of Ru's philosophy on style and attitude - and how it's more than the clothes that make the man, or woman! With four colour photos throughout and a fresh, funky design "Workin' It!" will be the perfect guide to RuPaul - part style guide, part confidence manifesto, and entirely fabulous!
Men and Manners: Essays, Advice and Considerations
Today's man may know how to dress with style, but does he know how to behave? Though the rules of civility have changed along with the world, this book makes the case for manners. Men and Manners doesn't tell you which fork to use or how to tie a bow tie. But it is going to remind you of basic, respectful rules you may have forgotten or have chosen to ignore. Comprised of short essays, shorter interviews, and lists of guidelines for men of all ages, this book provides an honest, playful, and humorous look at the conflicted state of manners today. Subjects that may fluster today's man, like tipping, toasting, texting, grooming, dating, office behavior, and home decor, are explored with the trademark combination of dry wit and self-deprecating attitude that has made David Coggins one of today's most well-respected men's style writers.With humorous illustrations and contributions from some of today's male style icons, Men and Manners makes the case for being the man who offers the best seat to his companion, who knows when to pick up the tab, and who remembers to do what's right even if it isn't always rewarded.
The Pursuit of Grouchiness: Oscar the Grouch's Guide to Life (Sesame Street)
There’s no greater expert on celebrating a crummy day than Oscar the Grouch. After complaining about cheerfulness for decades from his trash can on Sesame Street, Oscar now shares his secrets for making sure you’re as curmudgeonly as possible, all day, every day.It's the perfect gift for your grouchy friends, your annoyingly upbeat friends who could stand to be a little grouchier, and even just yourself - because a bad day can always get worse.Now get lost! And have a rotten day!
The Book of Useless Information
All you never needed to know, and couldn't be bothered to ask . . . Did you know (or do you care) . . . that fish scales are used to make lipstick . . . why organized crime accounts for 10 percent of the United State's annual income . . . how many Quarter Pounders can be made from one cow? The Book of Useless Information answers these teasers and is packed with facts and figures that will captivate you - and anyone who shares your joy in the pursuit of pointless knowledge.
Lauren Conrad Celebrate
From lifestyle and fashion icon Lauren Conrad - #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lauren Conrad Style and Lauren Conrad Beauty - comes her dazzling and essential guide to entertaining, filled with an inspiring array of lifestyle tips and personal stories and lavishly illustrated with dozens of color photographs throughout. Now that Lauren Conrad has gotten everyone all dressed up and looking their most beautiful, she gives them somewhere to go in this must-have guide to entertaining. Showcasing the same approachable attitude and insight that have made her books smash bestsellers, Lauren Conrad Celebrate shows how easy it is to throw a fantastic party. Filled with lush and inspiring original four-color photos and budget friendly tips, Lauren Conrad Celebrate offers advice about the basics to make planning any type of event a breeze, including suggestions for the perfect invitations, food, drinks, decorations, and gifts. Lauren shows how to put it all together for a diverse range of events that span the calendar, from a charming Baby shower to a festive holiday party. And she packs the book with creative full-color photos and stories from her own life, including her housewarming party, and her recent bridal shower and wedding. Just as her trusted advice has inspired women to look and feel their best, now Lauren Conrad brings out the fabulous party-giver in all of us in this elegant, must-have guide.
The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2018
The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for newswriting. With The Associated Press Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which the agency's writers and editors are famous.Fully revised and updated to reflect the latest changes in writing style, this new edition contains more than 3,000 a-to-z entries detailing the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. The Associated Press Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors and students cannot afford to be without.This new edition contains nearly 200 new and revised entries, including:• A new chapter with expanded guidance on polls and surveys.• A new entry on sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.• New guidance on quoting emoji.• A new entry on marijuana, medical marijuana.
The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. It's the job of the writer to produce a manuscript that immediately stands out among the vast competition. And those outstanding qualities, says New York literary agent Noah Lukeman, have to be apparent from the first five pages. This book reveals the necessary elements of good writing, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or poetry, and points out errors to be avoided. With exercises at the end of each chapter, this invaluable reference will allow novelists, journalists, poets, and screenwriters alike to improve their technique as they learn to eliminate even the most subtle mistakes that are cause for rejection. The First Five Pages will help writers at every stage take their art to a higher and more successful level.
Simple Knitting is a unique workshop-based, how-to-knit book that will teach you the key techniques while creating an enviable collection of knitted items. Each of the 20 projects in the book teaches a new skill, as well as building upon and consolidating those knitting techniques already learned through preceding projects. With a series of workshop-style masterclasses Erika Knight explains all the essential information--from achieving a perfect tension and substituting yarns or stitch textures, to more advanced cables and shaping--alongside broader design principles, such as building a color palette.Providing a unique opportunity to learn the design secrets of one of the world's most highly-respected knitwear designers, Erika shares her special tricks of the trade within this book. Erika's signature style, for which she has become renowned worldwide, is her sophisticated simplicity. Simple Knitting is the embodiment of that elegant reductivism. Her designs prove that you can make wonderful, original items for your home and yourself at the same time as mastering a repertoire of skills. Likewise, her preference for a refined natural palette of earthy shades with the odd highlight hue is perfectly in tune with the current mood for relaxed, homely interiors.With inspiring photography by Yuki Sugiura that showcases each of the beautiful designs, supported with clear charts and artwork, Simple Knitting is the ultimate learn-to-knit book.
Parisian Chic Look Book: What Should I Wear Today?
De La Fressange, Ines
A brand-new book of fashion secrets by New York Times best-selling author, model, and Parisienne extraordinaire, Ines de la Fressange.
Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry
This hip, modern handbook is filled with fresh and new ways to preserve nature's bounty throughout the year. Organized by season and illustrated with beautiful photographs, it offers detailed instructions and recipes for making more than 150 canned, pickled, dried, and frozen foods, as well as 50 inventive recipes for dishes using these foods. Basic information on canning techniques and lively sidebars round out this refreshing take on a classic cooking tradition.
The John Wayne Companion
Editors of the Official John Wayne Mag.
The definitive guide to John Wayne. Featuring more than 300 pages and hundreds of photos, The John Wayne Companion is packed from cover to cover with quotes, movie posters, anecdotes and trivia about everyone's favorite cinematic cowboy, soldier and patriot: John Wayne.
Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride
In this irreverent wedding guide, MTV’s wedding planning guru and star of Girl Code, comedian and bride-to-be Jamie Lee, offers practical advice and hilarious insights on how to stay sane while planning your "big day."Weddings. What was once a beautiful celebration of a couple coming together for a lifetime of happiness has become a bit ridiculous, complete with the whimsical monogrammed mason jars and unconventional photo shoots. The Epic task of creating that special event can be nightmarish - a dizzying maze of minutiae and seemingly endless choices that might tempt you to say yes to a quickie drive-through chapel in Vegas.But weddings don’t have to be stressful. You don’t have to give in to the crazy - or give up completely. Famous funny gal Jamie Lee learned much more than she counted on pulling together her own wedding, and in Weddiculous she shares her first-hand experiences and hilarious hard-won insights with every girl who just said "yes."Jamie gives you the real low-down, puts the madness into perspective, and walks you through the process step by step in a calm, realistic, and highly entertaining way. Weddiculous includes helpful checklists, timelines, and suggestions on everything from what questions to ask vendors to how to handle difficult bridesmaids to what’s worth the extra cost (and more importantly, what’s not). Throughout, Jamie provides guidance on when you should trust your gut and when you need to listen to others.What Amy Sedaris has done for hospitality and crafting, Jamie Lee now does for weddings. Weddiculous will help remind you what’s really important about your wedding day: it’s just the first day in a long and happy marriage.
National Geographic 2019 Almanac
An almanac like you've never seen before, this arresting volume features key information on science, nature, history, and geography, spiked with cutting-edge ideas and spectacular visuals. Discover features that only National Geographic can deliver, including exquisite photography, explanatory infographics, illustrated timelines, and maps created by expert cartographers. Chapters include Exploration & Adventure, This Planet & Beyond, Life on Earth, and The Science of Us; featured topics range from the polar jet stream and how chameleons change colors to the world's biggest cities and the science of addiction. It includes top travel trends, new explorations, and recent discoveries, as well as fascinating trivia. Enlightening for young and old, exquisitely designed, each page of this special almanac reveals something new about today's world.
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