Design, DIY, and computer-controlled fabrication are a powerful combination for making high-quality customized things. Written by the founders of the architecture, design, and research firm Filson and Rohrbacher, this book takes you through the basics of CNC fabrication, the design process, production, and construction of your own furniture designs
Is the one reference every sewer needs. Its 352 pages and 1,200 photographs cover every aspect of fashion and décor sewing. Choose the right tools and notions, use conventional machines and sergers, perfect your fashion sewing and tailoring, and produce lovely home décor projects. Step-by-step instructions for basic projects like pillows, tablecloths, and window treatments are included. Both beginning and highly skilled sewers will turn to this book again and again
"The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making" is an A-Z primer on all things soap making. Written by About.com soap making expert David Fisher, this easy-to-use book will guide you through everything you need to know from necessary ingredients, tools, and safety requirements to soap making methods, including: melt and pour, hand milling, cold process, and hot process… Each of the chapters focuses on a specific method, demonstrating basic process, decorative techniques, recipes, and related products such as scrubs, bath bombs, and liquid soaps. You'll also find a section on how to formulate original recipes, plus guidance on storage and ideas for packaging… "
by Julie C Meloni
Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Las Vegas, including top resorts and casinos, nightclubs and restaurants, and excursions to Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth
"A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives. After two three-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural Mississippi, law enforcement pursued and convicted two innocent men: Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks. Together they spent a combined thirty years in prison before finally being exonerated in 2008. Meanwhile, the real killer remained free. [This book] recounts the story of how the criminal justice system allowed this to happen, and of how two men, Dr. Steven Hayne and Dr. Michael West, built successful careers on the back of that structure. For nearly two decades, Hayne, a medical examiner, performed the vast majority of Mississippi's autopsies, while his friend Dr. West, a local dentist, pitched himself as a forensic jack-of-all-trades. Together they became the go-to experts for prosecutors and helped put countless Mississippians in prison. But then some of those convictions began to fall apart. Here, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington tell the haunting story of how the courts and Mississippi's death investigation system— a relic of the Jim Crow era— failed to deliver justice for its citizens. The authors argue that bad forensics, structural racism, and institutional failures are at fault, raising sobering questions about our ability and willingness to address these crucial issues."
Fire has brought humans together for millennia. The cozy warmth of the hearth and the adventure of the campfire draw the same attention today as they did 100 years ago. Part how-to, part history of fire, Building Wood Fires is an essential guide for anyone with a fireplace, backyard fire pit, or love of camping. Outdoor journalist and wilderness expert Annette McGivney shares years of expertise, providing tips from whereto build your fire pit to how to roast the perfect marshmallow and helpful diagrams to demonstrate essential techniques
"Find the Italy of your dreams— eat home-made pasta in an unmarked family-run trattoria, avoid the lines at the classic museums and sights, stay on a centuries-old Tuscan farm, and discover which boutiques hold the real treasures. Our authors have personally visited every hotel, shop, restaurant, attraction and nightspot listed in this book— and hundreds more— to better guide you on the trip of a lifetime."
"This is London advice the way a friend would give it to you: fiercely opinionated, funny, and brimming not only with advice about what to see and do, but also what's not worth your time. Whether you want to see Big Ben or the Harry Potter studios, Trafalgar Square or the V&A, London is a city with an overwhelming number of attractions, lodgings, restaurants, museums, and shops. Author Jason Cochran is the guide you want to have a pint with, bringing culture and history to life with wit and plain talk— it feels like he's right there with you. Whether your budget is large or tight, you'll see London like a local— something many guides claim but none do as well as this one. Cochran was awarded Best Guidebook of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers in a previous edition. Frommers EasyGuide to London, still overseen by the series creator, Arthur Frommer, is fully updated yearly, has large easy-to-read type, and contains: •16 pages of color photos, plus dozens more photos throughout the book; •tube stops for every listing to help you navigate ancient streets quickly, plus a comprehensive section on strategies for the Underground; •brilliant walking tours spanning the city, with maps; •what's free, what's good for kids, what's authentic, what's new; •area maps marked with attractions, restaurants, and hotels, plus a London Tube map; •interior maps of Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, and the British Museum; •smart itineraries, including for families and short stays; •newly expanded attractions recommendations; •a section just on the city's greatest pubs; •insightful tips for navigating London's customs and culture; •smart reviews of attractions, nightlife, hotels, restaurants and shops in all price ranges using the Frommer's star rating system; •a surprising section on overrated attractions that aren't worth your time; •a whole section on great daytrips, including Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Windsor, and the setting for Downton Abbey; •PLUS! A handy pull-out, indexed map of London for touring on the go."
"For more than three decades, How to Pay Zero Taxes has been helping people like you make tax time less draining, on both your emotions and your finances. You can save more money than you ever imagined when you have the right information— and that's exactly what tax expert Jeff Schnepper provides. This engagingly written guide makes even most complex information easy to understand, delivering valuable advice on everything from converting personal expenses into business deductions to avoiding (or surviving) an audit. Fully updated for 2018, How to Pay Zero Taxes covers all the latest tax changes. You'll learn how to take advantage of IRS-sanctioned deductions, shelters, credits, exemptions, and more. Plus, you'll find hundreds of insider tips designed to lower your tax bill. Whether you're a tax professional or a home filer, this book will help you pay less to the IRS this year— and every year. Focus on what matters most: tax saving, not tax preparation. How to Pay Zero Taxes provides everything you need to know about: •new tax laws— including surcharges on earned and unearned income; •exemptions, credits, and exclusions; •special capital gains and dividends rules; •increased IRA and retirement plan limits; •job hunting and relocation expenses; •theft and casualty losses; •child care and elder care; •educational and Roth IRAs."
Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, understanding the laws that govern your work is critical to success. But given the often convoluted terminology that surrounds patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights, this isn't easy. This book explains what legal rights apply to your work, the scope of copyright protection, includes an overview of trademark law, what the law protects and much more
"Quickbooks makes it easy to manage your small business accounting. This all-in-one guide gets you up and running with QuickBooks 2018 and provides you with a reference you'll use for all the information you need in one handy spot! Save time by learning to plan and set up on QuickBooks, use Cloud Storage, invoice customers, pay vendors, manage cash and bank accounts, protect your data, and much more."
This fully updated book is all you need to succeed on the Core exams. This comprehensive manual includes important information you must know, including: a detailed review of the Core Reading, Writing, and Mathematics tests, including subject reviews with quizzes to help you prepare ; three full-length practice Core tests, complete with answer explanations ; and, test preparation and test-taking strategies, including tips on how to get ready for the test, create a study plan, questions, and more online
"Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler's one-stop source for visiting Europe's cities and countries by rail for over forty years. Newly revised and updated annually, this comprehensive guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions. Inside is all the information you need to visit historic cities, romantic villages, and scenic hamlets on more than ninety rail trips starting from your choice of twenty-eight base cities located in twenty countries. Three sample rail-tour itineraries combine several base cities and day excursions into fifteen-day rail-tour packages complete with hotel recommendations and sightseeing options."
If you supervise employees or independent contractors, The manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect resource. Need information about overtime? Want useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including nformation on: hiring, discrimination and harassment, wages and hours, privacy, time off, workplace policies, and firing and layoffs. Designed for managers, business owners, and human resources professionals who need answers on the go, this book book covers the most common issues employers face
"During the week of October 24, 2016, Hillary Clinton was decisively ahead of Donald Trump in most polls. Then FBI Director James Comey sent his infamous letter to Congress on October 28, saying the bureau was investigating additional emails potentially relevant to the Hillary Clinton email case. Lost in the immediate media firestorm was any thoughtful analysis of the long, complex— and in many ways, hidden— narrative that brought Comey to this irreversible moment. Now, in this losely reasoned account, Lanny J. Davis shows how Comey's misguided announcement swung a significant number of voters away from Clinton, winning Trump an Electoral College victory— and the presidency. Drawing on sources in the intelligence community and Justice Department, Davis challenges Comey's legal rationale for opening a criminal investigation of Clinton's email practices, questions whether Comey received sufficient Justice Department oversight, and cites the odd clairvoyance of Trump ally Rudolph Giuliani, who publicly predicted an "October surprise" was coming. Davis then proves, state by state, using authoritative polling data, how voter support for Clinton dropped after the Comey letter was made public, especially in key battleground states. Despite so many other issues in the election— Trump's behavior, the Russian hacking, Clinton's campaign missteps— after the October 28 Comey letter, everything changed. American history took a surprising turn. In his final chapter, Davis makes a strong case that an impeachment investigation of President Trump must be begun by the U.S. House of Representatives and that serious consideration should also be given to removal of Trump under the Twenty-Fifth Amendment in light of evidence of mental instability that raises the question whether he can safely discharge his duties and powers as President."
"A leading proponent of a bold new approach to slowing aging details the fast-developing science of longevity— and the steps we can take— at any age— to live well for longer… We all know that we age— but do you know exactly how, and why? And do you wonder what you can do— whatever your age— to slow the process so you can live well, for longer? This book comprehensively answers these questions. Medical doctor and polymath scientist Kris Verburgh illuminates the biological mechanisms that make our bodies susceptible to heart attacks, strokes, dementia, diabetes, and other aging-related diseases. We learn about the crucial role of poorly functioning mitochondria, shortened telomeres, proteins and carbohydrates, and more. Having explained the aging process at work, Dr. Verburgh then provides the tools we need to slow it down: his scientifically backed Longevity Staircase. This simple yet innovative step-by-step method offers better health and a longer life span through nutrition— currently our best defense in the fight against aging and disease. And with each passing day, advances in biotechnology— once the stuff of science fiction— are emerging as part of the 'longevity code.' Dr. Verburgh discusses how new types of vaccines, mitochondrial DNA, CRISPR proteins, and stem cells may help us slow and even reverse aging— now and in the future."
iPhone For Dummies is the ultimate user-friendly guide to the iPhone! Whether you're new to the iPhone or just want to get more out of it, this book will show you the essentials you need to know to take full advantage of the major features. Dive into Utilities to customize your iPhone for the way you use it, and learn new ways to use familiar apps and tools. Whether your phone is new, old, or somewhere in between, this book has you covered; friendly, easy-to-read instructions cover the iPhone's newest features as well as the classic functions that have been there from the beginning. You'll learn how to solve common problems, save on data usage by connecting to WiFi, and keep your information safe using the iPhone's various security features. Quickly and easily migrate your information from another phone, and learn how to organize your contacts, photos, music, apps, and more. Learn just what your iPhone can do for you, and use each and every feature to the fullest! You already know the iPhone is an amazing, versatile device— that's why you have one. Now this handy, easy-to-follow guide will help you discover and use all its magical powers. First, you'll get a handle on the basics: the controls, screens, settings, and more. You'll learn to get stuff to and from your phone, make friends with Siri, and manage calls, email, and text. You'll unlock all the newest features, master multimedia, cruise the Internet, find yourself with Maps, track news and weather, and so much more
"You've met the extra woman: she's sophisticated, she lives comfortably alone, she pursues her passions unabashedly, and— contrary to society's suspicions— she really is happy. Despite multiple waves of feminist revolution, today's single woman is still mired in judgment or, worse, pity. But for a brief exclamatory period in the late 1930s, she was all the rage. A delicious cocktail of cultural history and literary biography, The Extra Woman transports us to the turbulent and transformative years between suffrage and the sixties, when, thanks to the glamorous grit of one Marjorie Hillis, single women boldly claimed and enjoyed their independence. Hillis, the pragmatic daughter of a Brooklyn preacher, was poised for reinvention when she moved to the big city to start a life of her own. Gone were the days of the flirty flapper; ladies of Depression-era New York embraced a new icon: the independent working woman. Hillis was already a success at Vogue when she published a radical self-help book in 1936: Live Alone and Like It: A Guide for the Extra Woman. With Dorothy Parker-esque wit, she urged spinsters, divorcées, and 'old maids' to shed derogatory labels and take control of their lives, and her philosophy became a phenomenon. From the importance of a peignoir to the joy of breakfast in bed (alone), Hillis's tips made single life desirable and chic. In a style as irresistible as Hillis's own, Joanna Scutts, a leading cultural critic, explores the revolutionary years following the Live-Alone movement, when the status of these 'brazen ladies' peaked and then collapsed. Other innovative lifestyle gurus set similar trends that celebrated guiltless female independence and pleasure: Dorothy Draper's interior design smash, Decorating Is Fun! transformed apartments; Irma Rombauer's warm and welcoming recipe book, The Joy of Cooking, reassured the nervous home chef that she, too, was capable of decadent culinary feats. By painting the wider picture, Scutts reveals just how influential Hillis's career was, spanning decades and numerous bestsellers. With this vibrant examination of a remarkable life and profound feminist philosophy, Scutts at last reclaims Hillis as the original queen of a maligned sisterhood. Channeling Hillis's charm, The Extra Woman is both a brilliant exposé of women who forged their independent paths before the domestic backlash of the 1950s trapped them behind picket fences, and an illuminating excursion into the joys of fashion, mixology, decorating, and other manifestations of shameless self-love."
"Kick the fastfood habit! This updated edition of Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook has even more batch recipes for busy families on a budget. In today's fast-paced society fast food can easily take the place of good home cooking. With the help of one of the most underused appliances in most people's kitchen— the freezer— anyone can make and preserve about two weeks' worth of delicious home-cooked meals in a matter of hours! Jessica Fisher's Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook Revised and Expanded Edition provides the key to doing so. Fisher serves up more than 250 recipes for delectable breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with the secret weapon of 'batch cooking,' which saves both time and money. This cookbook puts a modern spin on the age-old idea of freezing meals for later, and appeals to today's diverse tastes. You'll find recipes for not only chicken, beef, and pork, but also fish, shellfish, and vegetarian main courses. Fisher also details how to go about using the freezer to its full potential, giving information on the best freezer bags, how to thaw food safely after it has been frozen, and how to make a multi-week meal plan for your family."
"75 new all-natural, gluten-free, soy-free, vegetarian recipes from the author of The Ultimate Protein Powder Cookbook. ProteinPow.com is the place for high-protein recipes using protein powder— Anna Sward was one of the pioneers to "think outside the shake." Nearly 100,000 followers wait daily for her innovative ideas. This cookbook gathers together the latest in her delicious collection, with a focus on protein powder bars, energy bites, mug cakes, and cookies— items that are incredibly easy to make, taste great, and can be easily taken to work, the gym, the movies… wherever, whenever you need a hit of protein. Recipes include: Protein Chocolates Cookie Dough Protein Bars PB&J Protein Mug Cake 3-Ingredient Protein Cookies."
"There was a time when PVC and iron pipe were kept hidden away in crawlspaces deep inside your home. But no more! The straightforward, no nonsense look of PVC and iron pipe has earned it a place in every room of the house— and the backyard too! Author-maker-engineer Jordan Bunker has created 17 stylish projects ranging from wine racks and bedframes to water blasters and bike trailers, all made with parts you can find at a hardware store. Got a wrench and a hacksaw handy? You're ready to go— there are projects here for every skill level."
Compiled and written by a former Universal Orlando employee, and based upon decades of research from a team whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider insight on Harry Potter's Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, as well as the new Skull Island: Reign of Kong attraction
Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American writer explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most. Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear." From a base in globalized and sterilized Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Aleppo's secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave, cliff-dives in Oman, celebrates New Year's Eve in Tahrir Square, and, at every turn, discovers a place that matches not at all with its reputation. While politicians and media eagerly stoke the flames of Islamophobia, Valen Levinson crosses borders with abundant humor and humanity. Seeking common ground everywhere, he finds that people who pray differently often laugh the same. And as a young man bar mitzvahed at twenty-one (instead of the usual thirteen), he slowly learns how childish it is to live by decisions and distinctions born of fear
"The 2018 American Casino Guide provides casino-goers with money-saving, detailed information that can be helpful for both seasoned casino veterans, as well as first-time casino visitors. Anyone who is looking to learn more about gambling, or simply planning a gambling-related vacation, will find the book to be extremely helpful. The guide provides detailed information on more than 750 casino/resorts, riverboats and Indian casinos in 41 states, including room rates, buffet prices, casino games offered and any special features. The book also has maps of all casino locations, plus detailed information on the best strategies for playing the major casino games such as blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, slots and video poker."
Arduino and Raspberry Pi Sensor Projects for the Evil Genius
by Robert Chin
Learn to quickly build your own electronic gadgets that monitor, measure, and react to the real world— with no prior experience required! This easy-to-follow-guide covers the programming and electronics essentials needed to build fun and educational senosr-based projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. "Arduino and Raspberry Pi sensor projects for the evil genius" features step-by-step DIY projects that use inexpensive, readily available parts. You will discover how to use touch, temperature, moisture, light, sound, and motion sensors— even sensors that detect the presence of a human
The soul of eating "clean" is consuming food the way nature delivered it, or as close to it as possible. These recipes, from the pages of Clean Eating magazine, allow you to take a creative yet doable approach to cooking— without compromising the integrity of your food
This easy-to-follow guide clearly explains green screen technology and shows, step-by-step, how to dream up and create professional-grade video effects. Written by a teacher-maker-librarian, The Green Screen Makerspace Project Book features 25 low-cost DIY projects that include materials lists, start-to-finish instructions, and detailed photos
"Slow cooker and one pot meals are the ultimate convenience food. Just fix it and forget it, then enjoy a nourishing meal when everyone gets home. Unfortunately, most slow cooker and one-pot recipes depend on processed, high-carbohydrate ingredients like noodles, potatoes, and other high-glycemic ingredients which aren't allowed on the ketogenic diet. Now you can combine the convenience of slow cooker and one pot recipes with your ketogenic lifestyle! Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals lets you enjoy your slow cooker again without sacrificing your keto diet. This unique cookbook is filled with 100 keto recipes for everything from satisfying soups to quick skillet meals and savory stews. With Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals you'll always be able to get a healthy ketogenic meal on the table without the fuss."
"Sugar is quickly becoming the next health epidemic. Numerous studies have confirmed that sugar is a highly addictive substance with catastrophic effects on our health. Research has shown that drinking a can of soda a day increases the risk of heart attack nearly as much as smoking. Avoiding sugar isn't easy. Sugar lurks in everything from condiments to salad dressing to deli meat. Combine that with the fact that many more foods contain things like starches, fillers, and artificial ingredients which act like sugar in the body, and you've got a perfect storm for lifelong sugar addiction and diminished health. Low-Sugar, So Simple shows you how to get sugar off your plate for good. Popular blogger, Elviira Krebber provides 100 low and no sugar recipes for everything from condiments to main dishes to desserts. You'll learn healthy substitutions for sugar, how to remove stealth sugars, and get the sugar pretenders like starches, fillers, and additives out of your diet. Writtne in the author's trademark approachable style, eating low sugar is easy with several recipes that are quick and have few ingredients."
"Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do. Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most. Large, full-color, close-up photos with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do. Common-sense help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations. Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPhone."
"An eye-opening exploration pf the psychology of eating in today's unprecedented North American pantry of abundance, access, and excess. In [this book], acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Herz, who's been praised for her "ability to cite and explain academic studies in a conversational manner" (Washington Post), uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that influence food consumption— such as why bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats, how our beliefs can affect how many calories we burn, why TV influences how much we eat, and how what we see and hear changes how food tastes— and reveals useful techniques for improving our experience of food, such as how aromas can help curb cravings and tips on how to resist repeated trips to the buffet table. Why You Eat What You Eat presents our relationship to food as a complicated recipe, whose ingredients— taste, personality, and emotions— combine to make eating a potent and pleasurable experience. Herz weaves curious findings and compelling facts into a narrative that tackles important questions, revealing how psychology, neurology, and physiology shape our relationship with food, and how food alters the relationship we have with ourselves and each other."
"Frustrated with her traditional workplace, Carrie Kerpen started her own company— and transformed it into a pioneering global firm. Now in Work It, Kerpen and her 'advisory board' of fifty powerful women share their tips to help you make your aspirations a reality. Packed with lessons and stories from Sheryl Sandberg, Aliza Licht, Reshma Saujani, and more, this inspiring book reveals counterintuitive secrets to excelling in work and life, including : why you should ditch your five-year plan to build a killer career for yourself, how and when to use work 'superpowers' versus 'pay-to-play' skills, [and] why women must stop criticizing one another and leverage their collective power. With advice on everything from mastering social media to navigating office politics and finding work/life balance, Work It arms every woman with the confidence and skills to achieve success and happiness on her own terms."
"While tax code is admittedly complex, this trusted guide offers specific solutions for tax payers, including homeowners, self-employed entrepreneurs, business executives, and senior citizens, to help you zero in on the best tax strategy for your financial situation. Green tips offer updated insight into environmental credits for green initiatives that can maximize your return. Additionally, this authoritative text provides at-a-glance reference sheets for key subject areas, including changes in tax law, common errors to avoid, tax breaks and deductions, and more."
When Anna Bianchi's grandchild asked, "Nanny, you do know I'm a girl, don't you?", Anna recognised this as a pivotal, and daunting, moment in their relationship. She knew that to answer her grandchild, who had been assigned male at birth, her own attitudes, assumptions and beliefs about gender would need to be examined. With reassuring honesty and openness, Anna draws deeply on four areas: her own experience, current research, interviews with children and their families, and a discussion of power, both in society and between children and adults. She shows how the inner journey of the adult inevitably impacts on the outer journey of the child and, given the significance of this, offers a step-by-step guide to becoming an ally to the gender-expansive child