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Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice

Useful Tips and Fascinating Facts for Every Day of the Year

Author: The Old Farmer's Almanac, Editors

Publisher: Yankee Books

ISBN: 9780899093895

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Ben Is Back! Ben Franklin's inventiveness made him the greatest American genius of them all. Now, the spirit of Ben meets the challenges of 21st-century living in Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice. With the 1,538 tips in this amazing book, you'll be able to do everything smarter, better, and cheaper-- just like Ben himself! Try these for starters. * Keep eggs fresh twice as long by keeping them in their carton-- not in the refrigerator egg holder-- and stashing them in the lowest part of the fridge. * Make your panty hose last five times longer with a saltwater soak. * Grow your best garden ever-- with toilet paper! * Get your PC screen and keyboard spotless with a used fabric-softener sheet. * Keep ice cream cones from dripping-- even on the hottest days-- by dropping a marshmallow into the bottom of the cone before adding ice cream. * Rub off rust spots on your car's chrome with aluminum foil. * Rid your pets of fleas by adding a tablespoon of vinegar to their food. * Make your plastic containers smell fresh again with the daily news! And look inside for more than 1,000 others! You'll get 365 days' worth of ingenious hints, practical solutions, and delicious recipes, along with a generous portion of Ben's witty maxims, historical tidbits, inventions, and advice. Packed with clever cleaning ideas, kitchen wisdom, smart gardening tips, savvy health hints, easy home-repair advice, weather wisdom, and, of course, money-saving strategies, Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice is a book you'll turn to every day of the year.

Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice

Useful Tips and Fascinating Facts for Every Day of the Year

Author: Yankee Publishing, Incorporated

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780899093888

Category: Almanacs, American.

Page: 400

View: 456

A compendium of humor and advice from America's master of the aphorism mixes anecdotes with illustrations in a day-by-day almanac format that includes folk wisdom covering a wide variety of topics.

Inventors and Inventions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761477648

Category: Inventions

Page: 1600

View: 5356

From air conditioners to MRI scanners and from bicycles to frozen foods, modern life would be unimaginable without the work of inventors. Unlike other resources on inventions, Inventors and Inventions surprises readers with its wide-ranging exploration of inventors of the past and present, including the creators of Kevlar, Coca Cola, eBay, and the Global Positioning System.

1,001 Old-Time Household Hints

Author: Editors of YANKEE MAGAZINE

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626366225

Category: House & Home

Page: 999

View: 6717

Wonder what Grandma would have used to clean greasy kitchen walls? Cure a sore throat? Conquer insect pests in her vegetable garden? Wonder no longer! Whatever your grandma did to fix and maintain things around the house and garden, it probably worked. That’s because the old ways are often the best ways when it comes to solutions for everyday problems, ideas for saving time, and handy advice for getting the job done. And that’s where 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints comes in. Find the best hints, tips, and secrets for everything from cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance to pet care, gardening, and holiday celebrations. You’ll also find ways to adapt and improve some old-time methods. Discover an amazing variety of useful and clever ideas, including how to: • Clean copper pans, using buttermilk and salt • Make real sourdough bread the way the pioneers did • Fight wrinkles and create kissable lips • Use natural ingredients to repair your hair • Create your own unique perfume • Organize common space in your home • Use ivory soap for polishing silver and insect control • Safely separate drinking glasses that have been stuck together • And more! With 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints on your kitchen table or nightstand, you’re always in the good company of an old-timer who’s ready to dispense a helpful hint, encouraging word, or sage secret at the turn of a page. 310 color photographs

"Strong Medicine" Speaks

A Native American Elder Has Her Say

Author: Amy Hill Hearth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416565957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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From the bestselling author of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years comes the inspiring true story of Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould, a Native American matriarch, and the Indian way of life that must never be forgotten. Amy Hill Hearth's first book, Having Our Say, told the true story of two century-old African-American sisters and went on to become an enduring bestseller and the subject of a three-time Tony Award-nominated play. In "Strong Medicine" Speaks, Hearth turns her talent for storytelling to a Native American matriarch presenting a powerful account of Indian life. Born and raised in a nearly secret part of New Jersey that remains Native ancestral land, Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould is an eighty-five-year-old Elder in her Lenni-Lenape tribe and community. Taking turns with the author as the two women alternate voices throughout this moving book, Strong Medicine tells of her ancestry, tracing it back to the first Native peoples to encounter the Europeans in 1524, through the strife and bloodshed of America's early years, up to the twentieth century and her own lifetime, decades colored by oppression and terror yet still lifted up by the strength of an enduring collective spirit. This genuine and delightful telling gives voice to a powerful female Elder whose dry wit and charming humor will provide wisdom and inspiration to readers from every background.

Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110737

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

View: 1174

Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many others.

Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World

Author: Jill Rigby

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416560556

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8428

Child expert Jill Rigby reveals the dangers of the self-esteem parenting philosophy and offers an alternative approach that teaches children to respect both themselves and others. After decades of experimenting with child-focused parenting, parents are beginning to realize that the result is often self-centered children who tend toward narcissism, selfishness, mediocrity, and dysfunction. Rigby espouses a new goal of parenting: gently bumping children off self-center and teaching them to be unselfish givers instead. Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World dares to revisit the values of compassion, forgiveness, thanksgiving, and unselfishness and insists that we can instill these values in our children. With her encouraging approach, Rigby helps parents realize it's never too late to change their children's point of view and equip them to interact with kindness and respect in a world outside themselves. Teaching concepts, such as developing a passion for compassion, learning to give by forgiving, and filling every day with thanksgiving, Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World offers a new paradigm for parenting -- one that educates the heart and teaches moms and dads how to parent with a new end in mind.

Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1602391173

Category: Reference

Page: 144

View: 2801

With more than 700 pithy proverbs, this work lays out the ruiles you should live by and offers advice on such subjects as money, friendship, marriage, ethics, and human nature.

Benjamin Franklin

An American Life

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743258074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 1288

Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and statesman while tracing his life as one of America's Founding Fathers.

The book of good devices, ed. by G. Golding

Author: Godfrey Golding

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Bite-Size Franklin

Wit & Wisdom from a Founding Father

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466889683

Category: Reference

Page: 112

View: 2795

As a bestselling author and our nation's earliest spokesman, Benjamin Franklin brilliantly extolled virtues of temperance, industry, and self-reliance --character traits which throughout our history have been celebrated as both personally liberating and quintessentially American. In this next installment of the highly successful Bite-Size series, Bite-Size Franklin draws some practical wisdom, and more than a few laughs, from Franklin's intimate letters, scientific essays, newspaper articles, and revolutionary writings, as well as from the pages of career advice, aphorisms, and humorous verse he weaved together in his Autobiography, and in his yearly publication Poor Richard's Almanac.

How to get on

Author: Godfrey Golding

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 472

Warren Buffett: Sein Weg. Seine Methode. Seine Strategie.

3., komplett überarbeitete Ausgabe

Author: Robert G. Hagstrom

Publisher: Börsenbuchverlag

ISBN: 3864703794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9497

In der komplett überarbeiteten, dritten Aufl age seines Bestsellers (über 1,2 Millionen verkaufte Exemplare) stellt Robert G. Hagstrom Warren Buffetts Investment-Methode vor und verdeutlicht sie anhand vieler Beispiele. Alle wichtigen Käufe in der Karriere von Warren Buffett werden skizziert und analysiert. Auch ganz normale Investoren können so von der Erfahrung und den Erfolgen des größten Investors aller Zeiten profitieren. Hagstrom wirft einen Blick auf den Menschen Buffett und seinen Ansatz des Value Investing, den er weltweit populär gemacht hat. In der dritten Auflage werden außerdem die neuesten Akquisitionen und Investitionen unter die Lupe genommen. Neu ist ebenfalls der Themenkomplex Behavioral Finance: Wie kann ich als Investor all jene psychologischen Fallen umgehen, die einem langfristigen Anlageerfolg im Weg stehen?

The Master Key System

Der Universalschlüssel zu einem erfolgreichen Leben

Author: Charles F. Haanel

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641086817

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 1789

Charles F. Haanel gilt als Pionier des Mentaltrainings und Positiven Denkens. Er ist ohne Zweifel der geistige Vater moderner spiritueller Autoren und hat vor allem auch Rhonda Byrne zu ihrem Bestseller „the Secret“ inspiriert. Haanel war es ein Anliegen, den Schlüssel für ein erfülltes und glückliches Leben einem breiten Publikum zugänglich zu machen. Das Master Key System zeigt prägnant und anschaulich, wie wir mit der schöpferischen Kraft unseres Geistes die Wirklichkeit erschaffen können, die wir uns wünschen, und dabei kreativ und konstruktiv leben.

How to Get on in the World

Or, A Ladder to Practical Success

Author: Alfred Rochefort Calhoun

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conduct of life

Page: 304

View: 9954

Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht


Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446435530

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6428

Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

The Outlook

With Illustrations

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 7164

New Outlook

Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9469

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