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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Miguel Ruiz
1878424319
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom of days long past is passed down. In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman. The four agreements are these: Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best. It's the how and why one should do these things that make The Four Agreements worth reading and remembering. --P. Randall Cohan

From Publishers Weekly
Ruiz's...


Healthy Aging : A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being

0375407553


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Book Review
Dr. Weil has raised dispensing health advice to an art form. Instead of making his audience feel inadequate or guilty about bad habits, he seems to subconsciously convince readers to do better merely by presenting health facts in a non-threatening way. Healthy Aging is his most scientifically technical book yet (you'll learn all about enzymes like telomerase and cell division and the chemistry behind phytonutrients like indole-3-carbinol, and the connection between cancer and other degenerative diseases like diabetes) yet by far his most fascinating.

His main mission here is to recommend "aging gracefully," which he considers accepting the process instead of fighting it. As the director of the country's leading integrative-medicine clinic (combining the best of traditional and alternative worlds), of course he disses Botox...


Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty
Bobbi Brown
0060957247
Oct 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Teenage girls often want sensitive answers to tricky questions about their skin, hair, makeup, and bodies. Well, Bobbi Brown's your woman! Beauty editor of the NBC Today show and coauthor with Annemarie Iverson of Bobbi Brown Beauty, Brown's hope is that teen girls will learn to recognize their own natural beauty and simply bring it out with makeup and healthy living. She specializes in the "makeunder," insisting that makeovers "tend to involve lots of makeup and a masking of who you really are." Teenage Beauty is "the ultimate beauty guide for young women. It takes the mystery out of all those confusing rituals so that you can figure out how to feel happier and more relaxed about your looks." Thirty chapters, packed with close-up photos of regular, everyday girls (as well as one or two celebrities!) include titles...


Scam-Proof Your Life: 377 Smart Ways to Protect You and Your Family from Rip-Offs, Bogus Deals, and Other Consumer Headaches
Sid Kirchheimer
1402730411
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Get inside information from those in the know on how to protect your money, your rights, and your health—with the most complete, practical, and easy-to-follow collection of consumer wisdom ever assembled.
 
In this essential action guide by dogged consumer reporter Sid Kirchheimer, more than 100 leading experts reveal smart and specific tips, techniques, and tactics that anyone can use to avoid being victimized—financially, physically, or emotionally. Car salesmen disclose secret strategies to save you thousands of dollars on your next vehicle purchase. Repairmen divulge the tricks of their trades … and disclose the advice you’ll need to get superior service at an honest price. Con men and crooks offer defensive directives to deprive thieves of your money, your possessions, and...


The Secret Life of Men
Steve Biddulph
1569244812
Apr 2003
Paperback
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The Sydney Morning Herald
"Nearly every man will find something in this book to shift his thinking, and perhaps his life. "

Book Description
"Most men don’t have a life," writes Steve Biddulph. "Instead, we have an act, an outer show, kept up for protection." And so begins The Secret Life of Men, one of the most compelling and honest looks at the role of men in modern society and the hidden, deep-seated unhappiness that millions of men around the world share. Based on his professional work with men’s groups and couples as well as his own personal experience, Biddulph provides a clear and practical roadmap that helps men break free from society’s outdated and often crippling mold and change their lives for the better. Using stories, humor, and refreshing candor, Biddulph opens new...


It's Perfectly Normal : Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health

0763624330


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From Publishers Weekly
In this intelligent, amiable and carefully researched book, Harris ( Before You Were Three ) frankly explains the physical, psychological, emotional and social changes that occur during puberty--and the implications of these changes. Taking a conversational, relaxed tone, Harris also discusses such subjects as sexual orientation, sexual reproduction, pregnancy, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual abuse. The author intentionally and effectively repeats certain crucial information, especially on the subject of the possible consequences of sexual intercourse. Alternately playful and realistic (and occasionally graphic), Emberley's ( Ruby ) watercolor-and-pencil art reinforces Harris's message that bodies come in all sizes, shapes and colors--and that each variation is "perfectly normal." Cartoon...


Skin & Nails
Julie Williams
1584857935
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Getting Things Done : The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
David Allen
0142000280
December 31, 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, "flow," "mind like water," and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you'd almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance.

Not quite. Yes, Getting Things Done offers a complete system for downloading all those free-floating gotta-do's clogging your brain into a sophisticated framework of files and action lists--all purportedly to free your mind to focus on whatever you're working on. However, it still operates from the decidedly Western notion that if we could just get really, really organized, we could turn ourselves into 24/7 productivity machines. (To wit, Allen, whom the New Economy bible Fast Company has dubbed "the personal productivity guru," suggests that instead of meditating on crouching tigers...



Light a Candle
Sylvia Browne
0971784361
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The New York Times–bestselling author and psychic Sylvia Browne encourages readers to call upon the power of their own personal energy and spiritual candlelight to help make their dreams realities. Through a series of spiritual exercises—with themes ranging from energy, health, and physical and emotional healing to protection, wealth, and wisdom—she outlines how to jump-start a personal–spiritual routine to increase spiritual energy, personal awareness, and a connection to God. This highly visual guide also explores the symbolic meaning of color and scent combinations, groupings, and inviting the spirits of loved ones, angels, and spirit guides through the use of candle and prayer.


Possible Side Effects
Augusten Burroughs
0312315961
May 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
These often hilarious, sometimes contrived essays put the "me" in "confessional memoir" front and center. Burroughs recounts scenes from the floridly dysfunctional childhood chronicled in his bestselling Running with Scissors, along with vignettes from various bad jobs, including his travails at an ad agency, and his life as a famous writer. His theme is himself: his struggles with alcoholism, a voracious Nicorette habit, compulsive Web surfing, slovenliness, social isolation, unfitness for employment, gross bodily emissions and general embarrassment at being alive. The thin story lines—a visit from the tooth fairy, a trip to the doctor, house-training a puppy—suggest that Burroughs's well-mined vein of life experience may be played out. He fattens up the material—a (Frey-inspired?) disclaimer...


Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Fredric G. Saibil
1552977714
Jan 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Midwest Book Review
Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis is a practical, consumer-oriented health guide packed with information, illustrations, charts, side bars, extensive glossary of terms and an index of resource materials to provide patient and family with the most up-to-date information on this often taboo and seldom talked about subject. Included are the basic functions of the normal gastrointestinal system, patient's symptoms, and the extensive complications which occur in the course of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), followed by a section devoted to children with IBD. Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis is the most comprehensive source of information available today and a valued addition to all hospital, medical center, pharmacy, and community library medical reference collections.

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The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
Neil Strauss
0060554738
September 1, 2005
Leather Bound
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From Publishers Weekly
[Signature]Reviewed by Amy SohnI never dated Neil Strauss, but I dated guys like him. Like many New York women, I have always gone for balding, pale guys because they're grateful and good in bed. But a few years ago, a distraught Strauss decided he was a loser with women and set about transforming himself into the world's greatest pick-up artist. The Game is his long, often tedious but hilarious account of how he did it. This ugly-duckling tale will affect different readers in different ways, depending on their degree of cynicism: some will be awed by Strauss's ménage-à-trois snowball scene, while others will suspect it was cribbed from a third-rate porno Strauss watched in his pre-macking days.When his story begins Strauss is, well, a Neil: an unconfident, self-described AFC (average frustrated chump). He is also,...


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Wisdom Book Series)
Miguel Ruiz
1878424505
October 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom of days long past is passed down. In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman. The four agreements are these: Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best. It's the how and why one should do these things that make The Four Agreements worth reading and remembering. --P. Randall Cohan --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Parkinson's
J. David Grimes
1552978907
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
An invaluable guide for patients, their families and caregivers. Parkinson's is a very common neurological disorder. Up to 1.5 million Americans are directly affected, including as many as 3% of the population over the age of 65. Five to 10% of Parkinson's sufferers develop symptoms in their prime, between the ages of 21 and 39. This debilitating, progressive disorder of the central nervous system is caused by a loss in the brain of a hormone-like neurotransmitter called dopamine. Parkinson's five major symptoms include tremors, rigidity, slow movements (bradykinesia), gait disorder and loss of balance. Not surprisingly, the disorder has implications in all areas of a patient's life. Parkinson's explores and explains the issues important to patients and families, including: - Diagnosis and treatment - Existing and...


The Girls' World Book of Bath & Beauty
Allison Chandler Smith
1579904920
Mar 2004
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up–Filled with lovely full-color photographs of personal-hygiene products and healthy-looking young women, this book will be a hit with aesthetic crafters, but many of the activities call for adult supervision. Smith begins with an extensive list of ingredients but points out that many of them are used in several projects and none are particularly expensive. Many of the recipes are quite detailed and one suspects that they may not turn out looking quite as appealing as the photographs, resulting in a certain level of frustration. Nevertheless, teens and their parents will enjoy the creation process and have some fun, personalized products to use. Stunning, fresh projects, great for a rainy weekend or summer break.–Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA...


The New Health Insurance Solution: How to Get Cheaper, Better Coverage Without a Traditional Employer Plan
Paul Zane Pilzer
0471747157
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
You no longer need a traditional employer plan to get good, affordable health insurance. The New Health Insurance Solution can help you cut your health insurance costs in half if: You're self-employed, an independent contractor, or your employer doesn't provide health insurance (you can probably get coverage on your own for about $94/month—a fraction of what an employer would have to pay for the same coverage) You are employed and pay extra to cover your spouse or children under your employer-sponsored plan—you may save 50% by taking them off your employer plan You own a small business and are getting killed by double-digit premium increases—you can now give employees tax-free money to buy their own plans and get your company out of the health insurance business

The...



YOU: The Owner's Manual : An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger
Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz
0060765313
May 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
If there ever was a pair of docs who can make the small intestine seem truly intriguing, here they are. Dr. Mehmet Oz is an alternative-medicine maverick and a cardiologist known to implement acupuncture during open-heart surgery. Dr. Michael Roizen developed the RealAge concept of calculating one's biological, as opposed to chronological, age. Here they've whipped up a witty guide to the workings of the entire body, appropriate not just for those who can't tell their pancreas from their pituitary. Even Cheers’ Cliff Claven types who think they know it all will likely be humbled by the 50-question "body-quotient" quiz that starts off the book.

With much sassy humor (they describe the adrenals as similar in shape to Mr. Potato Head's hat), they give a guided tour of the body's anatomy and major systems (hormonal, nervous,...



Eating Disorders
Jim Kirkpatrick
1552979768
July 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Mark Spasser, E-Stream 02/2005
Expert advice... answering concerns surrounding eating disorders and offering advice to patients and families.

Kathy Sena, L.A. Times Syndicate, January 1, 2002
One of the most helpful books around on this often-confusing subject.

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The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts
Shinta Cho
0916291529
January 1994
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
With a title like this, expect no surprises within. The latest Japanese import by Kane/Miller continues in the same vein as Everyone Poops and The Holes in Your Nose, exploring yet another subject generally considered taboo. Brevity reigns in both illustration (cartoons and diagrams tinted with swaths of clashing color) and text (which doesn't even attempt to be subtle). Both informative and blunt, the book provides young readers with solid facts as well as plenty to snicker about, including some sage advice ("Don't hold them in-pass that gas!") that will send parents everywhere running for the air freshener. Ages 18 mos.-4 yrs. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 1-A simplistic explanation of human and animal...


The Power of Full Engagement : Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
0743226755
December 21, 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The authors, founders of and executives at LGE Performance Systems, an executive training program based on athletic coaching programs, offer a program aimed at stressed individuals who want to find more purpose in their work and ways to better handle their overburdened relationships. Just as athletes train, play and then recover, people need to recognize their own energy levels. "Balancing stress and recovery is critical not just in competitive sports, but also in managing energy in all facets of our lives. Emotional depth and resilience depend on active engagement with others and with our own feelings." Case studies demonstrate how some modest changes can have an immediate impact. Loehr (Mental Toughness Training for Sports) and Schwartz (Art of the Deal, writing with Donald Trump) also include a chart...


The Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet: Boost metabolism, get rid of fattening toxins, safely lose up to 8 pounds overnight and keep them off for good
Ann Louise Phd Cns Gittleman
0767920457
April 8, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
You know how it is. That special event just around the corner and you can’t fit into your designer jeans. You need a fool-proof, emergency weight-loss method that really works and works fast. So how do you safely and quickly lose those extra pounds?

Once again, renowned health pioneer and bestselling author Ann Louise Gittleman has a quick, no-strings-attached solution that is also good for you. She is always on the cutting edge of developing new methods to rejuvenate the body and facilitate weight loss and she’s done it again in The Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet. Gittleman takes the age-old method of fasting and incorporates it into a safe and healthy one-day plan that helps you lose weight fast, gets rid of toxins, and gives your body a cleansing boost to prepare it for even more weight...


Stroke
Vladimir Hachinski
1552096424
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Jacques Wallach, Science Books and Films 12/15/2003
Well organized, informative, comprehensive, factual, and authoritative... written in simple, easy-to-understand language.

Book Description
Every 45 seconds someone in the United States will experience a stroke and four million Americans are living with the effects of stroke. This important book is a timely, authoritative and highly informative resource for those who want to understand this silent and debilitating disease, whether for themselves or for someone they love. Respected neurologist Valdimir Hachinski presents information on the leading cause of neurological disability in North America. Using case studies, diagrams and explanatory charts, this book features: - What is a stroke and what causes it - Who is at risk of a stroke - Women...


The Four Agreements (Toltec Wisdom Series): A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Don Miguel Ruiz
1878424777
September 2003
Compact Disc
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Book Review
Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom of days long past is passed down. In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman. The four agreements are these: Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best. It's the how and why one should do these things that make The Four Agreements worth reading and remembering. --P. Randall Cohan --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Virginia Edwards
1552976378
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Dennis Lythgoe, Deseret News 12/02/2002
Anyone with a friend or relative suffering from the disorder can read through and then use as a reference work.

Cynthia Burke, E-Streams, Vol. 6, No. 5
Lives up to its name ... highly informative and easy-to-read resource.

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Time Efficiency Makeover: Own Your Time and Your Life by Conquering Procrastination
Dorothy K. Breininger
0757303501
May 2005
Paperback
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Review
Anthony Robbins - author of "'Awaken the Giant Within"' and "'Unlimited Power"' : "Time Efficiency Makeover" provides valuable tools for change that will result in massive action.

Book Description
"These guys really know how to get things set up to maximize your time.They absolutely can create time that seems to come from nowhere." - Dr. Phil McGraw Do You Want To. . . complete job projects on time and without last-minute excuses? arrive at appointments punctual and calm? fix minor repairs in your home before they become major expenses? stop last minute frantic searches before a vacation? Time Efficiency Makeover: Own Your Time and Your Life by Conquering Procrastination, will help you decide if procrastination is a real problem or if you...


Crazy
Pete Earley
0399153136
April 20, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Suffering delusions from bipolar disorder, Mike Earley broke into a stranger's home to take a bubble bath and significantly damaged the premises. That Mike's act was viewed as a crime rather than a psychotic episode spurred his father, veteran journalist Pete Earley (Family of Spies), to investigate the "criminalization of the mentally ill." Earley gains access to the Miami-Dade County jail where guards admit that they routinely beat prisoners. He learns that Deidra Sanbourne, whose 1988 deinstitutionalization was a landmark civil rights case, died after being neglected in a boarding house. A public defender describes how he—not always happily—helps mentally ill clients avoid hospitalization. Throughout this grim work, Earley uneasily straddles the line between father and journalist. He compromises...


Living with Hepatitis C
Jenny Heathcote
1552977390
Jan 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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K.T. Vaughan, E-Streams 09/2003
Simple language and low-key approach to some very technical and scientific aspects of the disease... focus on therapies and treatments. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
It is estimated that three million people in North American are infected with hepatitis C, and the numbers seem to be growing. More than 70% don't even know they are infected until they exhibit symptoms or are diagnosed during routine examinations. This comprehensive volume is updated to include the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C. Written by a team of doctors and nurses who have worked with hepatitis C patients for many years, Living with Hepatitis C provides practical, up-to-date advice for the newly diagnosed, their...


The RealAge Makeover: Take Years off Your Looks and Add Them to Your Life
Michael F. Roizen
0060196823
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Dr. Michael Roizen hopes to discover a cure for the common birthday. The author of the bestselling book RealAge and Oprah guru, Roizen translates groundbreaking medical research into a series of calculations and choices that promise to reduce age-linked symptoms and diseases. The RealAge Makeover begins with a self-test of 132 health factor questions that compare your calendar age with your "real age"--based on healthy habits plus heredity, he rounds up the usual suspects (sun exposure, sleep patterns, good fats) as well as the unusual (the kind of chocolate you eat, the number of nagging unfinished tasks, your catsup consumption). Although Roizen flags heredity, he focuses on the three key factors of aging: arteries (heart attack, stroke, memory loss), immune systems (prostrate and breast cancer), and environmental stresses...


DietMinder: Personal Food & Fitness Journal : Deluxe Food & Exercise Diary
MemoryMinder Journals (Editor)
0963796836
September 2000
Paperback
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Prevention Weight Loss Guide, August 2003
"Our favorite food log? The DietMinder Food & Fitness Journal."

Woman's Day, March 2003
"...take action by tracking what you eat in a food log such as the DietMinder Food & Fitness Journal."

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Look Great, Feel Great : 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now
Joyce Meyer
0446579467
April 4, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Beloved Bible teacher and prolific author Meyer blends self-help with Scripture in this peppy guide to getting fit. You wouldn't want to attend a church with chipped paint or threadbare carpeting, says Meyer, so by the same token, your body, the temple of the Holy Spirit, should be well cared for. After rehearsing her autobiography (a classic conversion narrative in which Meyer had a "poor relationship" with her body but then saw the light), Meyer offers 12 unoriginal steps to healthy living. She promises that if you follow her instructions, you will learn to love your body; boost your metabolism by drinking water and getting lots of sleep; eat more mindfully; envision feeling "fit, comfortable, and happy"; exercise; avoid fad diets; and even have a better relationship with God. The most important part of the...


Daily Candy A to Z : An Insider's Guide to the Sweet Life
Editors of DailyCandy
1401302181
April 11, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Launched in 2000, DailyCandy's emails quickly became a habit for New Yorkers looking for dish on the latest trends, gadgets, hot new restaurants and sales. This, the site's first book, is an alphabetized compilation of some of the best musings on topics ranging from how to plan a party to coping with enemies in the workplace to how to make a budget (and stick to it). Through it all, the editors maintain a crisp, clear voice with a confident undertone that's rare among lifestyle books. While their advice on men is short, it's prefaced with an admission that relationships aren't easy and that a little humility goes a long way-something you won't read in Cosmopolitan. The book encourages readers to enjoy life on one's own terms, and even goes so far as to admit it's okay to be single. Also included is...

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