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    Common Phrases
    And the Amazing Stories Behind Them
    By Max Cryer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In day-to-day speech we use words and phrases without a passing thought as to why we use them or where they come from. Max Cryer changes all that by showing how fascinating the English language really is. Did you know that the former host of Today, Jane Pauley, claims to have coined the term “bad hair... [READ MORE]
    The Little Black Book of Writers' Wisdom
    Edited by Steven D. Price
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Author and journalist Gene Fowler put it best: “Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.” Anyone who has ever wanted or been required to create something more complicated than a shopping list or a Tweet knows there’s more truth... [READ MORE]
    Common Phrases
    And the Amazing Stories Behind Them
    By Max Cryer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In day-to-day speech, we use words and phrases without a passing thought as to why we use them or where they come from. Max Cryer changes all that by showing how fascinating the English language really is.Did you know that the former host of Today, Jane Pauley, claims to have coined the term “bad hair... [READ MORE]
    How to Identify a Forgery
    A Guide to Spotting Fake Art, Counterfeit Currencies, and More
    By Suzanne Bell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Fakes and counterfeits have existed since ancient times; and while the methods of forgery have surely advanced, so has the science necessary to identify them. Currency, art, and historical artifacts are only a few of the objects commonly forged; and scientists in forensic laboratories throughout the... [READ MORE]
    The Little Red Book of Love
    Edited by Kari Belsheim
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”—Plato“Who, being loved, is poor?”—Oscar WildeLove is life’s essential ingredient. It is the shared connection that moves mountains and transcends boundaries. Love is pure. It is powerful and overwhelming. Love conquers all. It is beautiful. It will... [READ MORE]
    The Disaster Preparedness Guide to Storing Food for Any Situation
    By Arthur T. Bradley, PhD
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    How much food should you store in case of a disaster? Where can you store it, and for how long? What types of food should you buy and how can you keep it safe during a crisis? The Disaster Preparedness Guide to Storing Food for Any Situation answers all these questions and the ones you’ve never thought... [READ MORE]
    The Disaster Preparedness Guide to Coping with Electrical Power Outages
    By Arthur T. Bradley, PhD
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Countless events, from downed trees to ice storms to high winds, can cause a loss of power. While being without electricity for a few hours is usually little more than annoying, an extended blackout introduces real hardships. With this handy guide, you’ll know how to cope with an electrical power outage.... [READ MORE]
    How will you prevent your family from getting hypothermia if a disaster strikes during a frigid winter, or from developing heatstroke in a swelteringly hot summer? How will you find the heat to cook your food if there’s a power outage? Learn some key tips for cooling yourself, your family, and your home... [READ MORE]
    The Disaster Preparedness Guide to Being Financially Prepared
    By Arthur T. Bradley, PhD
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Disaster preparedness can get rather expensive; the cost of supplies is significant, and with all the recommendations you may wonder where to begin. The Disaster Preparedness Guide to Being Financially Prepared for Anything will help you prioritize while you start preparing a DP kit. Learn how to ready... [READ MORE]
    The Disaster Preparedness Guide to Creating a DP Network:
    By Arthur T. Bradley, PhD
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    One of the most important things you can do to prepare for disaster is to form a support network. Everyone has unique capabilities and skills, and when combined with others a much more cohesive solution can be found. First, learn how to approach neighbors, family, and friends about creating a disaster... [READ MORE]
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