Mat For Dummies

Author: Vince Kotchian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118592034
Size: 76.60 MB
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Score your highest on the MAT? Easy. The MAT exam is one of the hardest intellectual challenges inthe field of standardized testing. Students preparing to take thisexam need a chance to practice the analogy skills necessary toscore well on this test, which MAT For Dummies provides withits six full-length practice tests and plethora of other testpreparation suggestions. MAT For Dummies includes test-specific analogystrategies, practice and review for each content area, word/termslists covering the major subject categories, and six practice testswith detailed answer banks. Goes beyond content knowledge and teaches you the test-takingskills you need to maximize your score Includes six full-length practice tests with complete answerexplanations Helps you score high on MAT exam day If you're a potential graduate student preparing for the MAT,this hands-on, friendly guide helps you score higher.

Dog Grooming For Dummies

Author: Margaret H. Bonham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052860
Size: 37.49 MB
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Handle grooming yourself to save money and bond with your dog Brush, bathe, and clip your dog like a pro! Whether your dog is destined for a career in the show ring or a spot on the living room couch, good grooming is important. This friendly guide shows you how to develop a grooming routine that will keep your dog clean - and strengthen the bond between you. It includes detailed, step-by-step grooming instructions for all types of coats. Discover how to Train your dog for grooming Care for nails, teeth, and ears Use clippers and scissors Groom specific types of coats Prepare a dog for the show ring

Power Yoga For Dummies

Author: Doug Swenson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118069530
Size: 65.22 MB
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"Doug Swenson has created a book about Yoga that captures his delightful and unique teaching style." —Karen Allen, actress, Yoga Practitioner "Doug Swenson masterfully presents one of the most physically challenging styles of Hatha Yoga in a way students of any level will find safe, fun, easeful, and empowering." —John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga In just a few years, Yoga has gone from an obscure spiritual discipline practiced by a handful of the "enlightened" in the Far East, to a mainstream exercise routine taught at gyms all across America. Now, at the turn of the new millennium, Yoga has a younger sibling, Power Yoga. A high-energy physical discipline embraced by Sting, Madonna, and thousands of other celebrities, professional athletes, and health advocates, Power Yoga takes the basics of Yoga and gives it a good healthy dose of aerobics to tone all your muscles, sharpen your focus, ease your spirit, and strengthen your heart. Want to pump up your body and gain peace of mind? Power Yoga For Dummies shows you how. Featuring step-by-step instructions, illustrated with photographs that help you see each move clearly, it shows you how to: Improve flexibility, strength, and endurance Develop rock-hard abs, legs, and arms Find an instructor and the right workout gear Customize workouts for all ages and fitness levels Enhance your practice with a partner Beat stress, sharpen your focus, and lift your spirits Power Yoga celebrity Doug Swenson explains the philosophy and science behind Power Yoga. He gets you ready to take the leap into Power Yoga, and he arms you with: Three complete Power Yoga routines—beginning, intermediate and advanced Exercises to improve specific areas, including flexibility, strength, endurance, and specific muscle groups such as your arms, abs, and glutes Expert tips on diet and nutrition for enhancing your practice and improving your overall health Specific postures and exercises that benefit women and seniors A fun and easy guide for both beginners and experienced practitioners alike, this inspirational guide will help you unit a strong, sleek body with a sharp, clear mind.

Watercolor Painting For Dummies

Author: Colette Pitcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052006
Size: 60.89 MB
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Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem to spring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made them yourself. This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, it shows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. You’ll find out how to select the best tools, materials, and supplies, practice basic brush strokes, and use the three best common techniques: flat wash, graded wash, and rough texture. Discover how to: Select the right brushes, pigments, and paper Mix colors and work with white Create backgrounds and foregrounds Transfer your drawings to watercolor Avoid common watercolor mistakes Experiment with texture using salt, sponges, plastic wrap, and more Find your way around the color wheel Practice the principles of design Plan compositions using thumbnails Work with one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective Paint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic textures Paint landscapes, seascapes, animals and more Complete with strategies for improving your painting immediately and marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting For Dummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreams come true.

Roxio Easy Media Creator For Dummies

Author: Greg Harvey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780764576317
Size: 69.33 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Want to preserve those Super 8 movies of Grandpa with his Studebaker or you in your prized Lone Ranger get -up? Want to create a CD of the newest hits from Napster or old 45s? Want to take videos or photos from Christmases past and turn them into Christmas presents? It’s Roxio Easy Media Creator for Dummies to the rescue! With Roxio’s digital media toolbox, you can capture video, pictures, and sound, edit photos, store data files, create custom calendars, and more. You can do everything from burning CDs and DVDs to labeling them. First you get acquainted with Easy Media Creator Home—the hub from which all the applications are launched. Then you create your own flight plan. You don’t have to read each helpful tidbit—each chapter stands on its own, ready for you to dig in and start: Backing up and organizing media files for quick retrieval Using Photo Suite to fix, edit, and enhance photos and show them off in slideshows, photo collages, calendars, and the like Recording and editing digital audio with Easy Media Creator’s Sound Editor Enhancing your audio with Alienizer, Enhancer, Equalizer, Maturizer, Robotizer, Room Simulator, and more Playing audio backward (if you’re determined to hear the hidden message at last) Using the Capture tool to acquire the digital media (audio, photo, and video) you need for DVD projects Using DVD Builder to assemble and burn multi-media projects on DVD, combining video clips, still photo images, text, and audio tracks Using VideoWave to assemble and edit video projects Roxio Easy Media Creator For Dummies was written by Greg Harvey, author of Excel 2003 For Dummies, Windows XP for Dummies and numerous other computer books. It helps you take full advantage of all of Roxio’s application programs and tools and discover how to: Use Sound Editor to record audio from audio devices connected to your computer, including analog sources such as cassettes and LP records Get album titles, artist’s names, and track titles from Gracenote CDDB online Use StoryBuilder to turn video clips into finished videos using pre-designed themes and templates Add special effects, transitions to bridge scenes, and color panels and text to introduce new scenes or provide credits Complete with a Help Center & Tutorials link that speeds to you help on a particular topic, Roxio Easy Media Creator For Dummies gives you the tools and puts you at the controls.

Weight Training For Dummies

Author: LaReine Chabut
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111894075X
Size: 68.48 MB
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Tone up, burn calories, stay strong Weight Training For Dummies makes it easy to get startedwith weight training by offering trusted and straightforwardguidance on the latest circuit and resistance training, and all-newinformation on the highly popular bodyweight and High IntensityInterval Training (HIIT). Whether you're working with dumbbells,free weight sets, or machines, you'll find out how to combineweight training with other exercise to properly strength train andget in the best shape of your life. Along with aerobic exercise and flexibility, body weighttraining is an integral part of a complete physical activityprogram. But with all the different equipment and techniquesavailable, getting started can feel overwhelming. Want to getpumped about weight training? Consider these facts: strengthtraining, whether via free weights or a machine, builds muscle. Andthe more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism and the lessprone you are to injuries—in and out of the gym. Plus,strength training promotes bone strength, which can significantlyreduce your odds of developing osteoporosis. If that's not enough,strength training—unlike cardio workouts likerunning—reaps benefits almost immediately. So what are youwaiting for? Weight Training For Dummies has everything youneed to get started. Provides examples and directions for powerful 20-minute weighttraining routines for the time challenged Features advice to help you choose a weight training systemthat you enjoy and that fits into your lifestyle Includes new coverage devoted to warm-ups and the hottest andmost beneficial stretches Introduces using weight training to address specific health ororthopedic conditions Whether you're already in the gym several times a week or arejust starting out with a fitness routine, Weight Training ForDummies shows you how to use free weights or weight machines toget results—fast.

Yoga All In One For Dummies

Author: Larry Payne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119022754
Size: 79.92 MB
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Everything you need to make yoga an integral part of your healthand well-being If you want to incorporate yoga into your daily routine or rampup what you're already doing, Yoga All-In-One For Dummies isthe perfect resource! This complete compendium of six separatetitles features everything you need to improve your health andpeace of mind with yoga, and includes additional information on,stretching, meditation, adding weights to your yoga workouts, andpower yoga moves. Yoga has been shown to have numerous health benefits, rangingfrom better flexibility and athletic performance to lowered bloodpressure and weight loss. For those who want to take control oftheir health and overall fitness, yoga is the perfect practice.With Yoga All-In-One For Dummies, you'll have everything youneed to get started and become a master of even the toughest yogaposes and techniques. Find out how to incorporate yoga to foster health, happiness,and peace of mind Get a complete resource, featuring information from six titlesthat are packed with tips Use companion workout videos to help you master various yogaposes and techniques that are covered in the book Utilize tips in the book to increase balance, range of motion,flexibility, strength, and overall fitness Take a deep breath and dive into Yoga All-In-One ForDummies to find out how you can improve your health and yourhappiness by incorporating yoga into your daily routine.

Arabic For Dummies

Author: Amine Bouchentouf
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052781
Size: 48.57 MB
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Regarded as one of the most difficult languages to learn for native English speakers by the U.S. State Department, Arabic is gaining both prominence and importance in America. Recent world events have brought more and more Americans and other English speakers into contact with Arabic-speaking populations, and governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of basic Arabic language skills. Arabic for Dummies provides you with a painless and fun way to start communicating in Arabic. Why should you learn Arabic? Well, besides the fact that over 200 million people in more than 22 nations use it to communicate, there are tons of reasons to get up to speed this 1,400 year old language, including: Nearly all of the Middle-East speaks Arabic or one of its dialects Basic Arabic skills are extremely useful for anyone traveling to, doing business in, or serving in the Middle East It is the language in which the Koran is written There is a rich, centuries-old literary tradition in Arabic Arabic For Dummies presents the language in the classic, laid-back For Dummies style. Taking a relaxed approach to this difficult language, it’s packed with practice dialogues and communication tips that will have you talking the talk in no time. You’ll get the scoop on: The Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammar, and the rules of transliteration The history of the language and information on classical Arabic and its dialects How to make small talk and make yourself understood when dining, shopping, or traveling around town How to communicate on the phone and in business conversations Handy words and phrases for dealing with money, directions, hotels, transportation, and emergencies Arabic culture and etiquette, including ten things you should never do in Arabic countries The book also includes an Arabic-English dictionary, verb tables, and an audio CD with dialogues from the book to help you perfect your pronunciation. Written by a native Arabic speaker who helped start a year-round Arabic department at Middlebury College, Arabic For Dummies is just what you need to start making yourself understood in Arabic. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Rabbits For Dummies

Author: Connie Isbell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470496282
Size: 26.39 MB
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Your hands-on guide to being a responsible rabbit owner Want to raise a happy, healthy bunny? This practical guide gives you everything you need to know to successfully adopt, nurture, live with, and love a rabbit. From choosing a rabbit and preparing its home to training, healthcare, and having fun with your bunny, you get a wealth of expert tips that will have your rabbit (and you) hopping with joy! Jump into bunny basics — decide whether a rabbit is the right pet for you, discover the different breeds, and find out the best places to adopt your bunny Take care of creature comforts — from housing and grooming to feeding and healthcare, provide the best care for your friend Practice bunny "psychology" — understand bunny body language and sounds, handle behavior issues, and train your bunny to do tricks and use the litter box Enjoy the wonderful world of rabbits — play games with your bunny, join clubs and organizations, show your rabbit, and make traveling with bunny easy Open the book and find: Informative photos and illustrations Detailed breed descriptions How to think like a rabbit Tips for handling bad bunny behavior The latest on organic cuisine and homegrown feeding options Games to play with your rabbit How to live with an indoor bunny (which is recommended!) Ten signs that require emergency action A bunch of bunny resources — from rescue groups to registries to Web sites

Koi For Dummies

Author: R. D. Bartlett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118068175
Size: 55.91 MB
Format: PDF
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Known throughout the world for its beauty and personality, koi is one of the most carefully bred fish species around. Raising koi is especially time-consuming and requires more than just sprinkling little flakes in the fish bowl. But thankfully, you don’t have to be an expert to maintain your own koi pond. Koi For Dummies shows you how easy and fun it can be to own and care for these delicate fish. Whether building a pond or aquarium for the indoors or outdoors, this easy-to-understand guide explores all of your options. Clear, concise advice helps you: Appreciate your koi’s beauty Build, design, and maintain your koi pond or aquarium Find and select koi and the proper supplies Keep your koi happy and healthy Treat your koi for parasites, bacterial infections, and viruses Breed and care for baby koi Show off your koi to other koi enthusiasts