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    Phillips, Pamelia S.
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    The fast and easy way to take your singing skills to new heights  Some people are born with a naturally great singing voice, but even the best singers can benefit from a broader range of knowledge and training. Voice training not only expands your technique and power, but enhances your performance abilities in business and on stage. Singing Exercises For Dummies gives you a trusted, easy way to learn, or improve, your singing. Packed with exercises and drills in the book and on the accompanying CD, Singing Exercises For Dummies helps you strengthen your voice; refine technique; develop consistency, build power and endurance; and increase vocal range. Beginning with warm-up and proper posture then logically transitioning to scales, chords, and arpeggios, Singing Exercises For Dummies contains everything you need to develop and sharpen your singing skills. * Exercises and drills on the CD help you practice your skills * Covers everything from building power and endurance to singing pitch-perfect arpeggios Whether you're relatively new to singing, have had ongoing instruction, or are looking to break into the music industry, Singing Exercises For Dummies has you covered.

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    Troyka, Lynn Quitman
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    A self-instruction manual and reference book for academic, personal, business, and public audience writing. Coverage includes writing college-level essays, source-based arguments, and research papers; thinking and reading critically; using documentation style correctly; designing documents; writing for the Web; writing about literature; writing for business; creating oral presentations; taking essay tests; and using correct grammar, punctuation, and mechanics correctly. Anyone looking to succeed and fulfill their potential in writing.

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    McKenna, Emer
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    Simplify SharePoint with this comprehensive, understandable guide SharePoint is a Microsoft technology that enables project collaboration through a single portal. It can be complex, but not when approached the Dummies way! This guide offers eight self-contained minibooks that examine each aspect of SharePoint 2010. Whether you're an experienced administrator or developer or you're just getting your feet wet, you'll find it's easy to locate what you need and learn to install, configure, and manage a SharePoint portal. You can dig as deeply into SharePoint as you want or need to. * SharePoint 2010 is the newest version of collaboration technology that allows you to aggregate SharePoint sites, information, and applications into a single portal * Administrators, page producers, and developers will be able to get SharePoint installed, configured, and running with the advice in this guide * Eight minibooks address the Microsoft Office SharePoint system, SharePoint services, collaboration, SharePoint Server, enterprise content management, managing users, architecting SharePoint, and SharePoint deployment * Covers planning, installation, configuration, performance, troubleshooting, data structure, and more If you work with SharePoint, you'll find Microsoft SharePoint 2010 All-in-One For Dummies provides what you need to get starting and keep going with SharePoint 2010.

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    Herbenick, Debby
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    'Sex Made Easy' is a punch, direct, and no-nonsense guide that confronts those problems that often arise- things that women are usually too embarrassed to talk about. Debby Herbenick is not just a scientist, but also a sex expert who has conducted important research at the Kinsey Institute for over a decade. But Dr. Herbenick has anticipated women's questions-everything from orgasms and erections to vibrators-and provides simple and frank answers. It will give readers the knowledge, skills,and confidence they need for a more fulfilling sex life.

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    Westheimer, Ruth K., Lehu, Pierre A.
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    Looking for the straight facts on sex? In this friendly, authoritative guide, renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth gives you the latest on everything from oral sex and popular positions to new methods of birth control. She also debunks sex myths and covers new therapies to manage low libido, overcome sexual dysfunction and enhance pleasure. Discover how to Enjoy the first time Enhance foreplay and afterplay with your partner Avoid STDs and have safer sex Discuss sex with your kids Navigate cybersex

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    Maresh, Jan Saunders
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    The most complete guide to sewing basics  People are always looking for ways to cut expenses and be creative and stylish at the same time. Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to repair and create clothing and furnishings for yourself and your family for little to no cost. But learning how to sew and how to choose the tools and supplies to begin sewing can be confusing. Now, you can turn to this hands-on, friendly guide for the most up-to-date information, the best techniques, and fun projects for learning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing. * Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations make it easier to learn * Fresh new patterns, projects, stitches, and techniques for fashion and the home * Budget-conscious tips for breathing new life into existing garments Complete with a section on common sewing mistakes and how to avoid them, Sewing For Dummies, 3rd edition gives you the confidence and know-how to sew like a pro.

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    Bloor, Robin
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    Feeling overwhelmed by the buzz about SOA—service oriented architecture? Take heart! Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes it easy to understand, plan, and implement the latest SOA solutions for your business.  Whether you’re the IT person responsible for developing SOA or the executive who’s trying to get a handle on the concept, Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help you understand what SOA is, why it’s important, and how you can make the most of it. You’ll find out about the business and financial aspects of SOA, how to decide if you need it, and what it can mean to your bottom line. Discover how to: * Identify the main components of SOA and how they work to create business processes * Create reusable, flexible systems and avoid common pitfalls * Deconstruct business processes and applications to identify their components, then put them together in new ways * Construct SOA business applications for maximum adaptability * Confirm quality in a situation that’s difficult to test, and assure the quality and consistency of your data * Develop a governance strategy for SOA based on your company’s philosophy and culture * Work with XML and understand how it’s used in SOA * Maximize the benefits of unified communications * Understand software ecosystems, rich interfaces, and the development lifecycle Packed with real-life case studies illustrating how SOA has been applied in a variety of industries, Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition demystifies one of today’s hottest business tools.

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    Hurwitz, Judith
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    A plain-English guide to managing IT from the customer's perspective   * Practical guidance on delivering and managing IT so that it meets the multiple needs and demands of a company and its customers and end-users–both inside and outside the organization–is hard to come by; this accessible book takes a common-sense approach that explains exactly what IT services are and how to fit them most effectively into a business * Topics include setting a framework, keeping costs down, improving efficiency, and maintaining standards and best practices * This concept of how IT should be wired specifically into the goals and need of the company and its customers is part of a broader picture that includes ITIL, BPM, SOA, and Six Sigma

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    Hopkins, Tom
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    Are you looking to enter the world of sales, or are you already a salesperson who's looking for new tips and tactics to expand your business? Whether you're in charge of your own selling career or you're responsible for training and managing a professional sales force, Selling All-In-One For Dummies features everything you need to know to improve your results. This valuable selling resource includes new ways to effectively network and prospect through the power of all the social media networking sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as ways to optimize sales success through Webinars; the latest tips and advice to build an appealing image; proven questioning methods that close sales; updated advice on keeping clients' business and building their loyalty; and how to adapt presentations and techniques. * Proven methods and techniques that will lead to bigger sales and more loyal customers * Advice on separating yourself from the pack * Plus four chapters on selling in specialized areas from biotechnology to real estate Selling All-In-One For Dummies is the authoritative guide to navigating the ever-changing and growing sales arena.

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    Fishbaugh, Angela Schmidt
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    Teachers can help children achieve academically when they themselves feel balanced and whole. Filled with classroom management strategies and character education activities, Seeking Balance in an Unbalanced World is for anyone who works in an educational setting and wants to live a less chaotic life. Through meaningful exercises guided by the philosophy of the Six Dimensions of Wellness, developed by Dr. Bill Hettler of the National Wellness Institute, teachers can define and nourish their whole selves and gain balance in their lives.

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    Simmonds, Jennifer
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    Seeing Red is a curriculum designed to help elementary and middle school-aged students better understand their anger so they can make healthy and successful choices and build strong relationships. Overall, it aims for participants to realize that they can control their behavior and develop practical skills and strategies to manage their feelings which, in turn, will increase their self-esteem. These objectives are achieved through role playing common situations, identifying associated feelings, problem solving, recognizing negative behaviors and anticipating consequences. Uniquely designed for small groups of willing participants, Seeing Red enables participants to learn from and empower each other. This group process helps participants build upon other important developmental skills as well: leadership skills (taking initiative, presenting in front of the group, offering ideas), social skills (taking turns, cooperating, active listening) and building self-esteem (positive feedback from peers, problem solving, empowering the group) all of which are integrated into the curriculum. The book describes its key concepts (including identifying triggers of anger, taking responsibility for mistakes, identifying healthy ways to avoid losing control, and discerning provocation), and key activities (including stating feelings, learning steps to control anger and exploring the consequences of choices). Each session includes objectives for that particular lesson, a list of supplies needed for its activities, a description of tasks to do before the lesson, background notes to the leader, a warm-up activity at the start, an explanation of the various learning activities, and a closing activity. Jennifer Simmonds works with the Family and Children's Service in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a Training and Curriculum Development specialist. She holds a Masters of Education in Youth Development Leadership, and has facilitated hundreds of educational and support groups as well as workshops on peacemaking and conflict resolution for staff, parents, children and classrooms of students.

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    Kent, Peter
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    Search engine optimization (SEO) is an integral part of getting a site to rank high in the various search engines in order to attract potential customers. With this new edition of a bestseller, you?ll learn the ins and outs and best practices of successful SEO in order to make your website content more search-engine friendly so that it ranks higher among search engines and draws high-volume traffic. * Covers search engine basics to help you get started * Introduces new coverage on content marketing and reuse, new tracking tools, platform management, and reputation management * Details ways to build search-engine friendly sites, register your site with directories and indexes, and use analysis tools to track results * Explains how to use link popularity in order to boost rankings * Zeroes in on advertising your site by using pay-per-click options Search Engine Optimization For Dummies, 5th Edition is the fun and friendly place to start learning how to move your site to the top of the rankings.

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    Clay, Bruce, Esparza, Susan
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    Ten minibooks cover all you need to know about search engine optimization  Search engine optimization (S.E.O.) is an essential tool for getting a handle on web site promotional tactics and tools. With this complete reference, you'll explore issues not covered anywhere else, including international S.E.O., how to optimize servers for S.E.O. and much more. Ten separate books join forces to provide you with a comprehensive, straightforward guide to the benefits, details and tricks of S.E.O. Coverage devotes time to topics like keyword strategy, competitive positioning, S.E.O. web design, search marketing and more. You'll also look at how search engines work and how to create content, link, optimize the foundations and analyze results. This book: *Details the capabilities and benefits of search engine optimization (S.E.O.) for gauging the success of online promotional tactics and tools *Explains how search engines work, nuances of keyword strategy, how to deal with competitive positioning and more *Walks you through working with S.E.O. web design, creating content, linking, optimizing the foundations and analyzing results *Touches on topics not covered anywhere else, including international S.E.O. and optimizing servers for S.E.O. Search no further! This book is one-stop shopping for everything you need in order to start your engine and embrace the potential of S.E.O. today.

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    Courtley, Cade
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    Former Navy SEAL and preeminent American survivalist Cade Courtley delivers step-by-step instructions anyone can master in this user-friendly guide. You'll learn to think like a SEAL and how to:-Improvise weapons from everyday items-Pack a go bag-Treat injuries-Survive extreme climates-Survive a pandemic. From random shootings to deadly wildfires to terrorist attacks, the reality is that modern life is unpredictable and dangerous. Don't live in fear or rely on luck. Learn the SEAL mindset: Be prepared, feel confident, step up, and know exactly how to survive any life-threatening situation.

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    Schellhardt, Laura
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    Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players!  So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! * The screenwriting process from A to Z -- from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion * Craft living, breathing characters -- from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action * Turn your story into a script -- from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites * Prepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work * Sell your script to the industry -- from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: * The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon * New story examples from recently released films * Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue * New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- from musicals to animation to high dramatic style * Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos

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    Winers-Reed, Jeanne, Wines, Joan
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    Scrapbooking is sweeping the nation! This hot hobby is a fantastic way to preserve your memories and family history—and have a lot of fun doing it. Now, here’s an easy-to-follow guide that will have you creating great scrapbook projects in no time.  Scrapbooking For Dummies is perfect for you if you’re a new scrapbooker who wants to create your own personal scrapbook (or who would like to make a special scrapbook for a friend or loved one) or if you’re already an avid scrapbooker who’s looking for helpful tips and new ideas. This friendly guide takes the guesswork out of creating well-designed albums. You’ll discover how to: * Organize your photographs and memorabilia * Assemble the right tools and materials * Research your personal history and tell your story * Design attractive, foolproof page layouts * Network with other scrapbookers This plain-English guide features clear, close-up photographs and sketches that illustrate just what you want to know about scrapbooking tools and techniques. You’ll learn about the different styles of scrapbooking, how to create unity in your albums, and how to take better pictures (including advice on digital photography). You receive hands-on guidance every step of the way as you: * Choose a theme or occasion * Crop and mount photographs * Accessorize with stickers, stamps, and more * Enhance your albums through journaling * Avoid costly, time-consuming mistakes *Take proper care of photographs and negatives * Extend the life of your old photos Complete with ten great scrapbooking projects and a list of online resources, Scrapbooking For Dummies gives you the tools you need to create beautiful albums to share with family and friends—and pass on to future generations!

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    Levaren, Maxine
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    Uh-oh, now you’ve gone and done it, you volunteered to do a science fair project. Don’t sweat it, presenting at a science fair can be a lot of fun. Just remember, the science fair is for your benefit. It’s your chance to show that you understand the scientific method and how to apply it. Also, it’s an opportunity for you to delve more deeply into a topic you’re interested in. Quite a few scientists, including a few Nobel laureates, claim that they had their first major breakthrough while researching a science fair project. And besides, a good science fair project can open a lot of doors academically and professionally—but you already knew that.  Stuck on what to do for your science project? This easy-to-follow guide is chock-full of more than 50 fun ideas and experiments in everything from astronomy to zoology. Your ultimate guide to creating crowd-pleasing displays, it shows you everything you need to know to: Choose the best project idea for you Make sure your project idea is safe, affordable and doable Research, take notes and organize your facts Write a clear informative research paper Design and execute your projects Ace the presentation and wow the judges Science fair guru Maxine Levaren gives walks you step-by-step through every phase of choosing, designing, assembling and presenting a blue ribbon science fair project. She gives you the inside scoop on what the judges are really looking for and coaches you on all the dos and don’ts of science fairs. And she arms you with in-depth coverage of more than 50 winning projects, including: * Projects involving experiments in virtually every scientific disciplines * Computer projects that develop programs to solve a particular problem or analyze system performance * Engineering projects that design and build new devices or test existing devices to compare and analyze performance * Research projects involving data collection and mathematical analysis of results Your complete guide to doing memorable science projects and having fun in the process, Science Fair Projects For Dummies is a science fair survival guide for budding scientists at every grade level.

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    Swart, Laura
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    "Writing instructor Laura Swart gives you the tools to unlock your potential as a writer and create essays that will stand out from the rest of your class. Stop boring your profs with dull papers and get better grades!"--

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    Zegarelli, Mark
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    Manage your time and ace the mathematics section of the SAT  Scoring well on the mathematics section of the SAT exam isn't guaranteed by getting good grades in Algebra and Geometry. Turn to SAT Math For Dummies for expert advice on translating your classroom success into top scores. Loaded with test-taking strategies, two practice tests and hundreds of problems with detailed solutions and explanations, SAT Math For Dummies helps you maximize your scores in no time. * Review key math concepts and then step through example and sample problems and solutions presented in the same multiple choice and grid-in formats you'll experience on the SAT * Offers an expert review of core mathematics concepts as well as ample opportunity for practice * Improve important skills such as estimation and number sense SAT Math For Dummies gives you expert tips on how to make the best use of the limited time allowed and get your best possible score!

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    Woods, Dan
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    Imagine that it’s the 1950s, and you are in charge of developing the U. S. interstate system. There are countless roads already in use. The system can go in numerous different directions. Where do you begin? Starting to transform your business with SAP NetWeaver is that daunting. NetWeaver is both an application platform and an integration platform. It integrates your current IT systems to enable portals, collaboration, data management and development environments. To grasp the complexities and possibilities of SAP ASAP, dig in with SAP NetWeaver For Dummies and explore: * MySAP Business Suite * SAP Enterprise Planning Resource (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Human Capital Management (HCM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and more * Mobile Infrastructure that performs like a universal translator for mobile interfaces, including laptops, wireless phones and PDAs * Master Data Management, including using the content consolidation technique to “clean up” data, master data harmonization to distribute it and central master data management to maintain a data repository * Web Application Service and NetWeaver Developer Studio—tools that let you integrate and create your own customized applications Written by Dan Woods, former CTO of The Street.com and CapitalThinking, and Jeffrey Word, the Director of Technology Strategy for SAP, this guide features real-life stories from businesses and examples of typical uses to help you cut through the complexities and get up and running. It includes a CD-ROM with: * Detailed white papers and product overviews * Stores from customers using SAP NetWeaver today * Demos that show SAP NetWeaver in action * A directory of resources for additional information Like that interstate system, SAP NetWeaver doesn’t have to be integrated all at once. You choose the applications that have the most potential to benefit your company’s operations and bottom line. SAP NetWeaver For Dummies even gives you recommendations for rolling it out and suggests practical ways to get started and get quick returns on your SAP investment. Then you’re going full-speed ahead on the road to success!

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