How to Start and Run a B&B, 4th Edition
By Stewart Whyte
Owning a B&B is the dream of many ... More and more people are considering downshifting. Buying a property that can pay for its own upkeep and give you a comfortable lifestyle is a popular option. Not only has the interest grown in becoming a B&B proprietor, so has the interest by the public in the B&B as a viable short-break option. With this rise in popularity, however, come expectations, and this is where this book comes in. - It will help you: - Determine who your customers are- Manage the necessary financial tools- Ready your house for B&B service, or help you buy/build a new one- Successfully market your property- Ensure you make a profit from your enterprise. In short, everything you need to know to make your B&B a truly special place to stay! This book has been written for would-be and current B&B owners. It can be used as a short course giving invaluable insights for the experienced and inexperienced alike.
Heavens on Earth
By Michael Shermer
A scientific exploration into humanity's obsession with the afterlife and the quest for immortality from the bestselling author and sceptic Michael ShermerIn his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans' belief in life after death. For millennia, the awareness of our own mortality and failings has led to religions concocting comforting notions of an afterlife, of heaven and hell, utopias and dystopias, and of the perfectibility of human nature.Heavens on Earth explores the numerous manifestations of the afterlife - a place where souls might go after the death of the physical body. Religious leaders have toiled to make sense of this place that a surprisingly high percentage of people believe exists, but from which no one has ever returned to report what it is really like.This is one of the most profound questions of the human condition and has long driven philosophers and theologians to try to understand the meaning and purpose of life for mortal beings, and how we can transcend mortality. Shermer details recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality by radical life extentionists, extropians, transhumanists, cryonicists and mind-uploaders, along with utopians who have attempted to create heaven on earth. Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and what we can do in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter.
How to Destroy a City, and Other Special Effects
By Ian Failes
This book delves into some of the greatest innovations in practical and digital effects seen on film, showcasing how particular shots, characters and creatures were made and revealing to the reader the techniques involved. Special effects are regularly used to imagine alien worlds, place actors into exotic locations, create incredible action sequences and bring to life never-before-seen creatures and characters. With the growth of personal computers, digital cameras and smart phones and tablets, many of the methods used by the world's best effects artists can also now be tried at home.How To Destroy a City, and Other Special Effects offers a unique perspective on the most captivating effects shots in cinema history by outlining the key research and development, on-set solutions and software and hardware breakthroughs in photochemical processing, miniatures, animatronics, make-up, animation, stunts and computer graphics - and then introducing to the reader how they too can employ these techniques themselves.The book is designed for aspiring filmmakers and special effects artists, as well as anyone looking to gain a comprehensive insight into the storytelling, art and technology behind the biggest and beloved films of recent times.
How Much Brain Do We Really Need?
By Jenny Barnett, Alexis Willett
Your brain is shrinking. Does it matter?How Much Brain Do We Really Need? challenges us to think differently about the brain. Rather than just concentrating on the many wonderful things it can do, this entertaining insight into the complexities and contradictions of the human brain asks whether in fact we can live satisfactorily without some of it.The bad news is that our brains start to shrink from our mid-thirties. But the good news is that we still seem to generally muddle along and our brain is able to adapt in extraordinary ways when things going wrong.Alexis Willett and Jennifer Barnett shed light on what the human brain can do - in both optimal and suboptimal conditions - and consider what it can manage without. Through fascinating facts and figures, case studies and hypothetical scenarios, expert interviews and scientific principles, they take us on a journey from the ancient mists of time to the far reaches of the future, via different species and lands.Is brain training the key to healthy ageing? Do women really experience 'baby brain'? Is our brain at its evolutionary peak or do we have an even more brilliant future to look forward to? We discover the answers to these questions and more.
Helping Your Child with Friendship Problems and Bullying
By Sandra Dunsmuir, Jessica Dewey, Susan Birch
Does your child struggle with friendships at school? Have they been the victim of bullying?This essential guide for parents provides informed advice for parents about how to support your children when they encounter difficulties with friendships and bullying.The book addresses the range of challenges frequently encountered by children and their parents as part of school life. Accessibly presenting research and proven techniques that work in a primary school context, this book will help you work alongside the education system to give the best possible support to your child if they encounter social development problems like these.Helping Your Child is a series for parents and caregivers to support children through developmental difficulties, both psychological and physical. Each guide uses clinically proven techniques.
Helping Your Child with Fears and Worries 2nd Edition
By Cathy Creswell, Lucy Willetts
Does your child suffer from fears and worries that affect their behaviour or keep them awake at night?Fears and worries are very common among children with around 15% thought to suffer from anxiety disorders, the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. However, if left unchecked, they can cause more serious problems such as school avoidance, difficulties in making friends and long-term problems with anxiety and depression. Based on effective and clinically proven techniques, this book teaches you how to use cognitive behavioural methods with your children and in so doing, become their therapist, helping them to overcome any fears, worries and phobias.Written by two of the UK's foremost experts on childhood anxiety, this extremely useful guide will enable you to understand what is causing your child's worries and to carry out practical strategies to help him or her to overcome them. - Addresses specific fears and phobias as well as general anxiety and 'worrying'.- Provides step-by-step practical strategies.- Includes case studies, worksheets and charts.Helping Your Child is a series for parents and caregivers to support children through developmental difficulties, both psychological and physical. Each guide uses clinically proven techniques.
How to Store Your Home Grown Produce
By John Harrison, Val Harrison
It's wonderful to grow your own fruit and vegetables but what do you do when it all ripens at once? How do you cope with the glut which threatens to overwhelm you?Will help all those who grow their own fruit and vegetables to store their produce properly so that it will last for months and feed the family when the garden's bare.Easy and practical advice on how to bottle, dry, freeze and even salt home grown fruit and vegetables.Discover the taste of your delicious homemade jams, chutneys and ketchups.John and Val Harrison reveal just what you can do with that bountiful harvest and share their 30 years' experience of growing fruit and vegetables and you'll never waste another tomato or courgette again.Praise for John Harrison:'Britain's greatest allotment authority'. Indpendent on Sunday.
How to Speak Any Language Fluently
By Alex Rawlings
This book will give you the skills to learn to speak any language with confidence. It uses techniques that can easily be incorporated into your daily life, while making use of whatever resources you have available. Whether you are starting out with your first foreign language or wishing to add to your repetoire, you'll find a wealth of easy-to-follow advice and achievable goals. Discover how to:-Speak with greater confidence and accuracy-Effectively learn vocabulary and grammar -Use time on the internet and social media to learn a language-Read real books, websites and articles in a foreign language-Pass exams that certify your language skills
How To Make a Brilliant Best Man's Speech
By Phillip Khan-Panni
How to make a great, best man's speech - and a guide to being a great best man.In this book Phillip Khan-Panni uses his expertise as a champion professional speaker to help the best man with the terrifying prospect of writing and delivering The Speech.He guides you on the vital preparation of your speech and tells you how to use stories, jokes and quotations that will lift it well above the bare necessities. With the author`s help and his professional tips and techniques, you will be able to make a really entertaining and moving speech that will be remembered for a long time to come. You might even enjoy making it as much as the guests do hearing it!There are also checklists and further advice to help you organise the whole occasion so that the big day honours the groom and his bride and thoroughly impresses their friends and relations
How to Raise a Feminist
By Allison Vale, Victoria Ralfs
'We are all equally fascinating, equally valuable, equally capable of altruism, equally able to change the world for the better. That's feminism, isn't it? And it's what every parent wants for their kids . . . every parent that's not a d*ck, that is.'Growing up in the '70s, neither Allison Vale nor Victoria Ralfs reckoned they needed feminism. But years of settling for the smallest chops at the dinner table, getting battered in British Bulldog, and negotiating the flasher down the lane, left them feeling uneasy: had feminism been the missing link?In How to Raise a Feminist, they join forces as mothers, educators, story-tellers and women, to tell the riotous story of how they came to put feminism at the core of their parenting.Real feminism is:· NOT angry or man-hating· common sense· the way to raise happily flawed, robust sons and daughtersReal parenting is:. mostly without a script. often a bit terrifying. entirely amazingHow to Raise a Feminist is the ideal read for anyone, anywhere, unnerved by the pressure to be perfect; a 'good enough' guide to raising your children into gloriously gutsy, empathetic, likeable young people, irrespective of their gender.
Helen McGinn's Teetotal Tipples, for January and Beyond
By Helen McGinn
Ever decided to go booze-free only to find the alternatives a little, well . . . boring? If you're embarking on a dry spell, this book is just the tonic (so to speak).Drinks expert Helen McGinn shows you how to make the most of your time off the sauce with plenty of recipes for simple homemade mocktails, infusions and cordials, along with a guide to non-alcoholic wines, beers and spirits worth adding to your drinks cupboard. Think of this book as a friend, with a (dry) sense of humour, to keep you company in style through your booze-free spell.
Her Majesty the Queen, as Seen by MAC
By Mark Bryant, Stanley McMurtry
Since the early 1970s, Stan McMurtry - better known as MAC - has been the editorial cartoonist of the Daily Mail. Now, forty-five years after his first cartoon for the newspaper, and in the year of Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, MAC has compiled this wonderful selection of more than 120 of his very best Daily Mail cartoons featuring Her Majesty, from the 1970s until the present day. MAC's unerring ability to hit the target and capture the essence of human foibles has made him Britain's leading editorial cartoonist.
How to Talk Teen
By Mark Leigh
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER'S DAY, 26 MARCH!What's ILL in one place can be WACK in another, or the same word can actually have TOTES different meanings. It's CRAY CRAY! From KEWL girls hitting on HENCH boys to wannabe gangstas hangin' with their DOGGS in the ENDZ, teen slang can leave NOOBS CONFUZZLED. If you want to appear DOPE or just want to know WTF is going on, How to Talk Teen is the ultimate guide!Bugly : Short for butt ugly; exceeded on the ugly ranking by dugly and fugly. Pfun: More than mere fun. This is pure fun. Rando: A random person who appears at parties but who no one seems to know, let alone invited.Hiberdating: Disappearing from view because you're spending almost all your time with your new boyfriend/girlfriend.Nodel: Someone who thinks they look like a model . . . but nobody else does.Rentsy: Acting like parents, i.e. acting responsibly or demonstrating a nauseating taste in music. Mis-wave: To wave back at someone you think is waving at you, but who was actually waving to someone else.Ugly radius: The distance from you that someone stops looking attractive.Hot mess: Someone attractive who looks cool and in control, but who's an emotional train wreck. Lipsin: Kissing energetically - but less aggressively than a full-on snog.Selfie claw: Your contorted hand as you simultaneously hold your phone and take the photo.Air Five: High-five greeting to someone from across a room.Endz: The street where you live or the immediate neighbourhood. Pit stick: Underarm antiperspirant/deodorant.Top bantz: Particularly insightful or mocking banter. Hashtag Douchebag: A moron who uses hashtags excessively in anything they type in an attempt to be witty
How to Beat Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder One Step at a Time
By Paul Farrand, Marie Chellingsworth
How to Beat Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder One Step at a Time is specifically addressed to low-intensity patients and follows an evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach. This book is the perfect resource for helping you to beat worry or Generalised Anxiety Disorder, either by yourself or in conjunction with the support of an IAPT service. The book is written in a friendly, engaging (and jargon-free!) style and encourages interactive reading through tables, illustrations and worksheets. Real-life case studies illustrate the use of each intervention and demonstrate how you can work through your anxiety. The book teaches you effective CBT techniques for managing your worry more effectively and releasing tension through Progressive Muscle Relaxation.
How To Catch Big Pike
By Paul Gustafson
Now in its third, revised and extended edition, this book - a landmark on the subject - shows how you can consistently catch specimen pike when fishing rivers, lakes, gravel pits and lochs throughout the northern hemisphere.Distinguished pike fisherman Paul Gustafson, an experienced biologist as well as a gifted angler and researcher, shows how you can develop techniques that will catch bigger pike when fishing any location. He describes how to locate the biggest fish in a fishery, the best way of catching it, and how to apply various clever techniques and the most effective tackle to achieve greater success. His full-colour new edition includes new photographs and new, specially commissioned artwork. It covers the very latest scientific discoveries about how pike detect their prey through dedicated olfactory organs; how they use their specialised sense of smell; and what it is exactly that pike see - with obvious relevance to choice of lures.The author has also included new material on the fishing of loughs, lakes and rivers in Ireland; on fly fishing for pike; and on how to locate record pike in a new chapter written by Fred Buller.
How to Beat Panic Disorder One Step at a Time
By Paul Farrand, Marie Chellingsworth
How to Beat Panic Disorder One Step at a Time is specifically addressed to low-intensity patients and follows an evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach.This book is the perfect resource for helping you to beat panic attacks and panic disorder, either by yourself or in conjunction with the support of an IAPT service. Written in a friendly, engaging (and jargon-free!) style, the book encourages interactive reading through tables, illustrations and worksheets. Real-life case studies illustrate the use of each intervention and demonstrate how you can work through your condition. This book will help you to understand your panic cycle, and to face your fears through gradual exposure.Paul Farrand and Marie Chellingsworth have both worked at a national level in the area of CBT self-help research and training, with past involvement in organisations and programmes as diverse as the Department of Health, British Psychological Society, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
How to Write a Children's Picture Book and Get it Published, 2nd Edition
By Andrea Shavick
This book provides comprehensive advice on what to write about for children, how to write it, and how to present the work professionally for publication. It includes an easy-to-use picture book layout plan and tried and tested examples of title sheets and covering letters. It also includes everything a writer needs to know about the international picture book market and how to sell to agents and publishers.This new edition contains advice on enhancing your text for the ebook market.
How To Write For Television 7th Edition
By William Smethurst
This book provides professional tips and techniques for those wishing to break into writing for TV whether it's a soap, series drama, or situation comedy. It covers all aspects of script writing such as structure, plotting, characterization and dialogue and is packed with advice on presenting and selling scripts. It also includes a chapter specifically on writing for radio.
The High Speed Blender Cookbook
By Carolyn Humphries
This book will show you how you can use it to whip up the most velvety, vitalising smoothies and drinks, even using tough, fibrous raw vegetables. You will be able to quickly make AND heat up nutritious soups and sauces and, amazingly, produce perfectly frozen, fabulous, ice creams and sorbets in minutes. It will also show how you can use your blender as a food processor, too, for chopping or mixing ingredients and making - to name but a few - fresh, vibrant salsas; fast-kneaded doughs; light, airy batters; even-textured minced mixtures; quick-mix cakes and bakes; effortless ground spice pastes; and even your own flours. if you want a gadget that's amazingly versatile, stunningly efficient and easy to clean, then why not make it a high-speed blender? You'll be able to whiz up drinks, sustaining soups, dips, and spreads, omelettes, bakes, desserts, in fact just about everything you need to make in next to no time, using the freshest ingredients with very little effort.
How To Represent Yourself in the Family Court
By J. Hadden, R. Davies
This book covers areas such as contact between parents and children, where a child should live and with whom, where a child should go to school, domestic violence and many other issues where agreement may not be possible. It sets out the law in a way you will be able to understand and apply. and contains a wealth of practical tips to ensure that you present yourself and your case well throughout proceedings. It will guide you in drafting statements, addressing the court, answering questions during cross-examination and dealing with professionals at court.