• Religion

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Akashic Record


Author: Colin Andrews,Dr. Synthia Andrews, ND
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101197986
Category: Religion
Page: 336
View: 1378
The universal consciousness is an open book to those willing to explore it. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Akashic leads readers on a journey into their personal past, present, and future, learning the fundamentals of the Akasha - a Hindu word variously translated as sky or space - and howto use the Record to explore their hidden past, heal old wounds, live an authentic life in the present and affect the future. - Explores cutting edge aspects of Body/Mind/Spirit -universal consciousness, synchronicity, energy fields, and more - How to decode the Akashic Record through meditation, visualization, and lucid dreaming techniques that anyone can learn

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Well


Author: Laurie Rozakis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0028636945
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
View: 729
Covers all elements of effective and grammatically-correct writing, including electronic formats, for any type of situation from research papers to business memos.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published


Author: Sheree Bykofsky,Jennifer Basye Sander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592575183
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 341
View: 8535
Provides tips for fiction and non-fiction authors on what to write and why, how to research the market, what to expect if you sign with an agent, and how to choose, submit, and work with a publisher.

    • Business & Economics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Technical Analysis


Author: Jan Arps
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781592579013
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 327
View: 9868
The stock market rises and falls for variety of reasons. In today's volatile market, there doesn't seem to be any way to predict what will happen from day to day, sometimes even from hour to hour. Unless, that is, you employ technical analysis - the science of analyzing market patterns to anticipate the right time to invest. Using the up-to-minute accessibility of the Internet, patterns become evident quickly and the smart trader can take advantage of them - with the right tools to analysis the trends. Jan Arps, veteran trader and technical analysis software specialist, shares his decades of experience in this complex, yet practical method of stock market investing in The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Technical Analysis. Enhanced with an innovative audio-visual tutorial CD on which Jan narrates the use of the basic charts used in technical analysis, this book includes: Full, jargon-free, but detailed explanations of each aspect of the technical analysis. Over 90 charts in the text and on the CD demonstrating market patterns and how to read them. Proven trading strategies to use market trends to their best advantage. Advice on how to set up shop to become a successful home technical analysis investor.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Speed Reading


Author: Abby Marks Beale
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592577781
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 284
View: 7806
Presents strategies and techniques designed to increase reading speed, and improve comprehension and retention of a variety of reading materials.

    • Reference

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Research Methods


Author: Laurie Rozakis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592571925
Category: Reference
Page: 327
View: 5730
A guide worth looking into...for students of all kinds. Applicable to any field of study, this guide takes the novice researcher step- by-step through the process of extensive, credible research. From choosing a topic to presenting the information, this guide is full of tips on how to tell good sources from bad, evaluate information, and use it to support an original thesis.

    • Reference

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Memes


Author: Damon Brown,John Gunders, Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101444045
Category: Reference
Page: 336
View: 5504
The ways of memes. Memes are "viruses of the mind" - symbols, ideas, or practices that are transmitted through speech, gestures, and rituals. Understanding how symbols like the peace sign or ad slogans like "Where's the beef?" or viral videos become part of our common culture has become a primary focus of sales and marketing companies across the globe. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Memes explains how memes work, how they spread, and what memes tell us about how we make sense of our world. ?First book to cover all types of memes, including viral memes in the digital age ?Features the Most Influential Memes in History and the Ten Biggest Internet Memes

    • Literary Criticism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter


Author: Tere Stouffer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636613
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
View: 5555
For fans of all ages! Here is an entertaining and easily referenced presentation of insider information to the world that J.K. Rowling has created in her spellbinding series of novels. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the World of Harry Potter explores all aspects of the wizarding world and explains factually in terms of their relationship to historical, literary, religious, scientific, or mythological roots. ?In-depth information on the facts behind all seven books in the Harry Potter series ?Covers all the relevant influences for the Harry Potter series, from religion and mythology to science and literature. ?Can be read from cover to cover or used as a quick-reference guide

    • Cooking

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods


Author: Wardeh Harmon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101580216
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
View: 9909
The art of fermenting foods is an ages-old craft that is enjoying a resurgence as people are discovering not only the benefits of live-culture foods, but the true pleasure of creating their own fermentations at home. Research is proving that live-culture foods can help reduce high cholesterol, strengthen and support digestive and immune systems, and help fight and prevent chronic diseases. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Fermenting Foods will cover the amazing health benefits of fermented or "living" foods and the techniques for safely fermenting food at home. It will contain over 100 unique and delicious recipes for ferments of all types, from beer to tempeh to yogurt, with detailed recipes to guide the way.

    • Business & Economics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lean Six Sigma


Author: Breakthrough Management Group,Neil DeCarlo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696950
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
View: 2048
The perfect prescription for any organization Increasingly popular with large and mid-sized companies around the world, Lean Six Sigma is the new hybridization of Six Sigma and Lean methodologies, and there is no better approach for achieving operational excellence in an organization. But how do you implement Lean Six Sigma, and what does it entaill? The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lean Six Sigma answers this question with unprecedented clarity and turnkey elegance. Part one gives you all the background you need to understand Lean Six Sigma - what it is, where it came from, what it has done for so many organizations and what it can do for you and your company. Parts two and three of the book give you a prescribed yet flexible roadmap to follow in selecting, enacting and realizing improvements from Lean Six Sigma projects. Within this step-by-step structure, the authors demonstrate when and how to use the many Lean Six Sigma statistics and 'tools', packing the pages with diagrams, real-life examples, templates, tips and advice. If you are a Green Belt or a Black Belt, or trainee, these two parts will be invaluable to you. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lean Six Sigma is the first book of its kind to integrate the Lean Six Sigma tools within a clear stepwise progression, so readers know when and how to actually apply them in their jobs. As such, this book is superior as a companion to any corporate or organizational Lean Six Sigma 'deployment'. No more complex hodgepodge. Other books about Lean and/or Six Sigma tend to provide a lot of good information, tools and statistics, but mostly in a disconnected way, not in a way that is straightforward and user friendly. This makes an already complex subject seem still complex to the neophyte reader. On the other hand, the structure and progression of this book unfolds Lean Six Sigma in a way that a reader can easily become a user, and move more quickly from knowledge to application.Therefore, using The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lean Six Sigma, you know why the statistics are important and where to use them, because this is made clear. You know how and when to use a Pareto Chart, or do a Stakeholder Analysis, or conduct a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). You not only get fully primed on all the parts and parcels of Lean Six Sigma, but you truly learn enough to become dangerous - in a good way! In a way that makes you more valuable to your organization. Also for Lean Six Sigma leaders, not just practitioners. Just as a Lean Six Sigma practitioner follows a proven formula for process improvement, a Lean Six Sigma Leader generally follows a process for achieving organizational transformation. This is why the final part of the book focuses on what a Lean Six Sigma leader or Champion needs to know and do to be successful - again according to a detailed step-by-step process that can be followed exactly or modified to fit specific needs. This includes: ? Identifying and selecting Lean Six Sigma projects. ? Understanding the process of organizational transformation. ? Installing an infrastructure for Lean Six Sigma deployment.

    • History

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia, 2nd Edition


Author: Jerry Capeci
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440625824
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 1721
Here is the most comprehensive introduction to and explanation of the most infamous crime organization in history. Completely updated with more than 70 pages of new material and photographs, it includes information about the shifts in power and tightening of ranks of different families after convictions of their key members; new inside information on the role of the families in Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Rochester, and even Montreal; and updates on the DeCavalcante family who bragged they were the real Sopranos on FBI wiretaps. - More than 70 pages of new material - Full of dramatic anecdotes and photos about everything from Capone to Gotti and beyond - Written by acclaimed expert author and reporter of all things Mafia in his weekly online column "Gang Land" (www.ganglandnews.com)

    • Mathematics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory


Author: Edward C. Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101478845
Category: Mathematics
Page: 384
View: 8274
Gain some insight into the game of life... Game Theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It is based on the idea that everyone acts competitively and in his own best interest. With the help of mathematical models, it is possible to anticipate the actions of others in nearly all life's enterprises. This book includes down-to-earth examples and solutions, as well as charts and illustrations designed to help teach the concept. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Game Theory, Dr. Edward C. Rosenthal makes it easy to understand game theory with insights into: ? The history of the disciple made popular by John Nash, the mathematician dramatized in the film A Beautiful Mind ? The role of social behavior and psychology in this amazing discipline ? How important game theory has become in our society and why

    • Business & Economics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Coffee Bar


Author: Susan Gilbert,W. Eric Martin,Linda Formichelli
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592574063
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 308
View: 7441
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    • Reference

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Writing


Author: Laurie Rozakis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592572069
Category: Reference
Page: 358
View: 1232
A fifty percent revision of a popular Complete Idiot's Guide that now, more than ever, offers readers a thorough, creative writing class in a book, with Dr. Laurie Rozakis as their teacher. The book is refocused to more of an academic approach. Readers can begin to unlock their creativity from the first page, with fabulous exercises that help them explore their talents and experiment with different genres and forms of writing, including: • •Short stories •Narrative nonfiction •Memoirs •Magazine articles •Poetry •Drama •Blogging and freewriting

    • Health & Fitness

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Anti-Inflammation Diet


Author: Christopher P. Cannon,Elizabeth Vierck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592575589
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 344
View: 5717
Provides a close-up look at the signs and symptoms of those diseases and conditions caused by inflammation, as well as which foods can help reduce or contribute to that inflammation and how to transform one's diet to make it anti-inflammatory. Original. 15,000 first printing.

    • Literary Criticism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology


Author: Kevin Osborn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101191465
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 432
View: 4378
You're no idiot, of course. You can find Greece on a map, know that Kevin Sorbo stars as Hercules on TV, and have heard of Freud's Oedipus theory. But when it comes to classical mythology, you feel like you've been foiled by the gods. Don't curse Zeus yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology has all you need for a working knowledge of the timeless world of Greek and Roman myths.

    • Health & Fitness

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease


Author: Dr. Alan Christianson,Hy Bender
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101478632
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
View: 9796
Controlling health when metabolism is out-of-control. The thyroid is the body's energy center, working to set the metabolism. It can be underactive or work too fast. It is susceptible to cancer and other health issues, more often in women than men. And its symptoms are varying and hard to identify. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease sifts through the vast amount of conflicting advice to help readers learn how to seek appropriate treatment for their individual situation. ? Covers Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism, as well as Goiter, Graves' Disease, Hashimoto's Disease, Thyroid Cancer, and adrenal gland diseases ? Thyroid's role in PMS, infertility, and postpartum depression

    • Business & Economics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing


Author: Sarah Fisher,Susan Shelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101517476
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
View: 9036
The keys to financial success and security are just one book away. Investing in the equity or stock market has never been riskier - or more profitable. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Stock Investing, veteran Certified Financial Planner Sarah Young Fisher and business writer Susan Shelly lead the novice investor through the often confusing process of investing in the stock market, helping him or her think like a veteran trader. ? Written with the recent market in mind, this book will give strategies that apply to today's investors.

    • Cooking

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being Vegetarian


Author: Frankie Avalon Wolfe
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592576826
Category: Cooking
Page: 354
View: 7428
An updated guide to the vegetarian lifestyle explains the different types of vegetarianism and how to get essential nutrients while not eating meat, offers substitutions for favorite meat dishes, and includes seventy-five delicious and healthful meatless recipes for everything from breakfasts to main courses and snacks. Original.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running


Author: Dr. Craig Richards,Thomas Hollowell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101486252
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
View: 2258
Enhanced running - naturally. For 30 years runners have been told that their only hope of salvation from injury is an expensive shoe - until now. The barefoot running and minimalist-footwear revolution is here and it is turning the world of running upside down. ? Offers expert advice on how to run barefoot and strengthen atrophied muscles and revitalize super-sensitive soles ? A Harvard University study made from early 2010 shows that barefoot running is better for the body and feet than running in expensive shoes