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How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book)
Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren

Touchstone, 1972

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to ...
  
  











  



  
Guitar Aerobics: A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program for Developing, Improving and Maintaining Guitar ...
Troy Nelson

Hal Leonard Corporation, 2007

From the former editor of Guitar One magazine, here is a daily dose of vitamins to keep your chops fine tuned for a full 52 weeks. The guitar exercises cover several musical styles including rock, blues, jazz, metal, country, and funk. Techniques taught include alternate picking, arpeggios, sweep picking, string skipping, legato, string bending, and rhythm guitar. These exercises will increase your speed and improve your dexterity and pick- and ...
  
  











  



  
Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Arthur Benjamin, Michael Shermer

Three Rivers Press, 2006

These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do ...
  
  











  



  
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

Penguin Books, 2009

For fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s  Blink  and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman’s  Thinking Fast and Slow , a revelatory new look at how we make decisions   More than 750,000 copies sold   A  New York Times  bestseller An  Economist  Best Book of the Year A  Financial Times  Best Book of the Year Nudge is about choices—how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of ...
  
  











  



  
How to Beat Your Dad at Chess (Gambit Chess)
Murray Chandler

Gambit Publications, 1998

This is not just a book for kids - for ‘Dad’ read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates - basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained, and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities, and the last chapter explains what to do if your ...
  
  











  



  
BEN HOGAN'S FIVE LESSONS: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Ben Hogan, Herbert Warren Wind

Touchstone, 1985

A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game instantly. Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, believed that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break eighty—if one applies oneself patiently and ...
  
  











  



  
The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
John Gottman

Harmony, 2002

A groundbreaking, practical program for transforming troubled relationships into positive ones “This is the best book on relationships I have ever read. . . . John Gottman has decoded the subtle secrets that can either enrich or destroy the quality of our ties with others.” Daniel B. Wile, Ph.D., author of After the Fight: Using Your Disagreements to Build a Stronger Relationship “John Gottman is our leading explorer of the inner world ...
  
  











  



  
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Dennis Greenberger, Christine Padesky

The Guilford Press, 1995

Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low ...
  
  











  



  
The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed
Michael L. George, John Maxey, ...

McGraw-Hill, 2004

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a "family" is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-bystep instructions, it's the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field. Features brief summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean ...
  
  











  



  
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Joshua Foer

Penguin Books, 2012

The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform ...
  
  











  



  
Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
Mark Goulston M.D.

AMACOM, 2009

The first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do any thing is getting them to hear you out. Whether the person is a harried colleague, a stressed-out client, or an insecure spouse, things will go from bad to worse if you can't break through emotional barricades. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist, business consultant, and coach, and backed by the latest scientific research, author Mark Goulston shares simple but power ful ...
  
  











  



  
The Ten-Minute Inservice: 40 Quick Training Sessions that Build Teacher Effectiveness
Todd Whitaker, Annette Breaux

Jossey-Bass, 2013

Quick, easy, specific steps that make a difference in teaching and learning Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increase teacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-wide through high-impact inservices lasting only ten minutes-incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings. Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux, ...
  
  











  



  
Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition
David Mann

Productivity Press, 2014

Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a culture that has your stakeholders throughout the organizational chart involved and invested in the outcome. It teaches you how to successfully ...
  
  











  



  
Stop the Thyroid Madness II: How Thyroid Experts Are Challenging Ineffective Treatments and Improving the ...
Andrew Heyman, James Yang

Laughing Grape Publishing, 2014
  
  











  



  
The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play
Harry Lorayne, Jerry Lucas

Ballantine Books, 1996

Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at school, in sports and play. Discover how easy it is to: file phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head; learn foreign words and phrases with ease; read with speed--and greater understanding; shine in the classroom--and shorten ...
  
  











  



  
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field
Nathaniel Branden

Bantam, 1995

Nathaniel Branden's book is the culmination of a lifetime of clinical practice and study, already hailed in its hardcover edition as a classic and the most significant work on the topic.  Immense in scope and vision and filled with insight into human motivation and behavior, The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem is essential reading for anyone with a personal or professional interest in self-esteem. The book demonstrates compellingly why ...
  
  











  



  
The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing
Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, ...

Wiley, 2014

The irreverent guide to investing, Boglehead style The Boglehead's Guide to Investing is a DIY handbook that espouses the sage investment wisdom of John C. Bogle. This witty and wonderful book offers contrarian advice that provides the first step on the road to investment success, illustrating how relying on typical "common sense" promoted by Wall Street is destined to leave you poorer. This updated edition includes new information on backdoor ...
  
  











  



  
Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships
David Schnarch

W. W. Norton & Company, 2009

“A classic.” —William H. Masters, M.D. Passionate Marriage has long been recognized as the pioneering book on intimate human relationships. Now with a new preface by the author, this updated edition explores the ways we can keep passion alive and even reach the height of sexual and emotional fulfillment later in life. Acclaimed psychologist David Schnarch guides couples toward greater intimacy with proven techniques developed in his ...
  
  











  



  
English Grammar For Dummies
Geraldine Woods

For Dummies, 2010

This is the fun and easy way[registered] to improve your grammar. Enhancing your speaking and writing skills, it helps in everyday situations, such as writing a paper for school, giving a presentation to a company's bigwigs, or communicating effectively with family and friends. "English Grammar For Dummies, 2nd Edition" gives you the latest techniques for improving your efficiency with English grammar and punctuation. It teaches the rules of ...
  
  











  



  
Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, ...

Addison-Wesley Professional, 1999

Refactoring is about improving the design of existing code. It is the process of changing a software system in such a way that it does not alter the external behavior of the code, yet improves its internal structure. With refactoring you can even take a bad design and rework it into a good one. This book offers a thorough discussion of the principles of refactoring, including where to spot opportunities for refactoring, and how to set up the ...
  
  











  








   



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