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American Tattoos (Tattoo-U)

This new book from Wolfgang Publications begins with a discussion of the things that define an American Tattoo.  Author Doug Mitchel uses 144 pages of color photos to show a variety of patriotic designs and how each was created on a living canvas. Each step in the process is here, from the initial concept drawing to the last prick. The book also includes pictures of exceptional finished Tattoos, as well as flash art of the highest quality.   

The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

Written by Gary Small, M.D., and his wife, Gigi Vorgan, authors of The New York Times bestseller, The Memory Bible, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program is a whole body, whole mind, easy-to-follow regimen based on the latest research on Alzheimer’s disease, and especially the connection between lifestyle and susceptibility.The only “cure” for Alzheimer’s is prevention, and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program shows the reader how to take control. The program begins with an assessment test, checking everything from recall to physical balance. Then, with a baseline established, it introduces the 7-Day jumpstart program—just seven days to begin to improve everything: memory training 101, including the author’s easy-to-use “Look, Snap, Connect” memory technique.   

Raw Energy: 124 Raw Food Recipes for Energy Bars, Smoothies, and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your Body

It’s time to rescue snacks from the realm of empty-calorie packaged junk food and transform everyday pick-me-ups into healthful, satisfying mini meals. Why waste calories on cookies or chips that have no nutritional value and provide only short-term satisfaction when raw foods are delicious, simple to prepare, and bursting with natural energy boosters that everybody needs to stay fit and healthy?Thanks to Raw Energy, it has never been easier to add a full spectrum of raw ingredients to a healthful lifestyle. Author Stephanie Tourles’s 125 recipes for trail mixes, parfaits, energy bars, juice blends, smoothies, soups, vegetable chips, zippy dips, candies, and cookies combine raw ingredients in delicious snacks that are chock-full of nutrients and long-term energy boosters.   

A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life

One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two older children and was afraid he might lose contact with his young daughter; he was living in a tiny apartment where he froze in the winter and baked in the summer; he was 40 pounds overweight; his girlfriend had just broken up with him; and overall, his dearest life dreams--including hopes of upholding idealistic legal principles and of becoming a judge--seemed to have slipped beyond his reach. Then, during a desperate walk in the hills on New Year's Day, John was struck by the belief that his life might become at least tolerable if, instead of focusing on what he didn't have, he could find some way to be grateful for what he had.   

The Big Book of Family Eye Care

Our eyes are a well-designed optical system, a complicated and highly developed organ. And we rely on them for just about everything we do in our lives, both personal and work-related. That's why it is so important to take good care of our eyes. The Big Book of Family Eye Care outlines measures we can take to help enhance and protect our eyes in order to preserve their function throughout life. The book is a reader-friendly guide to how eyes function, common and serious eye problems, the best options for vision maintenance, and easy ways to preserve eye health. Basic vision problems (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism) are covered along with eye infections and emergency care. Solutions for family eye problems-specific to children, adults, and seniors- are presented in detail.   

The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume

“Who knew that such a tiny bottle housed so many secrets?” —Michael Tonello, author of Bringing Home the BirkinTilar J. Mazzeo, author of the New York Times bestseller The Widow Clicquot (an Amazon Best of the Month book in October 2008) returns with a captivating history of the world’s most famous, seductive, and popular perfume: Chanel No. 5. Mazzeo’s sweeping story of the iconic scent (known as “le monstre” in the fragrance industry) stretches from Coco Chanel’s early success to the rise of the seminal fragrance during the 1950s to the confirmation of its bestseller status in today’s crowded perfume market.“Here is the life of one of the 20th century’s most interesting and deeply complicated women, a fascinating cultural history, and the story of an extraordinary perfume.   

Start Your Own Hair Salon and Day Spa

Cash In on the Attraction to Looking Good If running your own salon sounds like a dream come true, then stop thinking and start styling! Trendy hair, newfound energy and a revitalized appearance remain invaluable commodities no matter what ups and downs await the economy. Personal care is a phenomenal growth industry, so why not be the one to claim the wealth? From big-picture plans to day-to-day dealings our experts cover it all! Learn how to lay the groundwork, establish yourself in the marketplace, set up shop, develop service policies, and more. Get an insider’s perspective from beauty industry practitioners and experts who offer tips, advice and examples. Plus, take advantage of included resources and worksheets to help you get up and running right away! Learn how to: Choose the best venue for your services Set up shop with cutting-edge salon equipment Price your offerings Attract your ideal clientele Create a support staff who help you succeed Market yourself and get the word out Create beneficial partnerships and relationships with vendors Plan for future growth And more Beauty is one of today’s hottest industries, allow our experts to show you the ins and outs and help you find success—starting today! .