Reveal 20 art masterpieces in this entertaining extreme dot-to-dot puzzle book. You’ll be surprised and delighted as tonal shading and expressive line work appears, simply by connecting the dots. More challenging than the puzzles you enjoyed as a child, these dot-to-dots will engage your mind, improve hand-eye coordination, and increase concentration skills. Get your pencils ready to make some connections!
Clean is the new inexpensive green! Sustainable. Organic. Economical. Natural. Now more than ever, people are looking to create a nontoxic home by using products that are effective, economical, and natural.
This handy book focuses on living simpler, stepping away from all those expensive, chemical-laden products for cleaning the oven, washing windows, polishing silver, removing stains and instead leveraging the power of a few humble but mighty ingredients in the common pantry. You can do a whole lot more with vinegar than make salad dressing!
This practical book will guide you through 100s of recipes, broken down by the area of the house, with easy instructions. Home cleaning (both indoors and outdoors), personal hygiene and grooming, pet care—this is an essential reference for all parts of your life that you will reach for again and again! Natural cleaning and care solutions include:
This revolutionary way to grow vegetables has helped millions of home gardeners enjoy their own organic, fresh produce in less space and with less work than traditional row gardens.
New and experienced gardeners will love the charts, photos, illustrations, and how-to tips in All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition—including 42 veggie-specific planting, growing, and harvesting guides—that make growing your own food fun, easy, and productive.
Perfect for experienced gardeners or beginners, you’ll learn the three simple steps to Square Foot Gardening: build a box; fill it with Mel’s Mix™; add a grid. No digging, no tilling, no fertilizing, no guesswork—less watering, waste, and weeding! There’s so much more packed in this 272-page instructional book—boost your organic vegetable harvest with inspiring how-tos such as:
– Adding trellises and archways to grow up and maximize your space
– Installing automatic watering systems
– Growing vegetables in dense urban areas with little or no yard
– Feeding your veggies the organic way with Mel’s Mix™
– Teaching STEM to kids with Square Foot Gardening—perfect for little hands
– Protecting your plants with shade and frost covers
– Managing pests in the garden with natural methods
Join the millions of gardeners around the world who grow their own organic, fresh produce with Square Foot Gardening, and make next season your best veggie harvest ever.
Today, people are searching for spiritual fulfillment, insight, and inner calm. Ancient ways of wisdom can help us achieve that goal—and this enlightening overview covers all the best practices to enhance our well-being.
After an introduction, it features four sections, each focused on a season and offering practical advice on: Nutrition (adapting your diet throughout the year, including recipes, cleanses, home remedies, and tonics); Body (exercises, including simple yoga and qigong flows, healing forms of bodywork and breathing); Emotional life (seasonal emotional shifts and advice on natural approaches to loneliness, stress, and depression); and Spiritual life (powerful soul-work, including space cleansing, crystals, sound healing, and tarot). Harness this wisdom to relieve the pressures of our contemporary environment.
Transform your home into a space that’s decluttered and calming for your whole family. Bestselling author and YouTube star Nikki Boyd developed and honed her five essential steps to an organized home through her experience working as a professional organizer. Now in this book, she shows you how to transform your space and enhance your life at home.
• Learn the 5 simple steps to transform every room in your home
• Create a welcoming atmosphere for family and friends
• Interior design inspiration with gorgeous, inspirational photography on every page
With her keen eye for detail and trademark warmth, Nikki guides readers through her signature steps, teaching how to graciously share your homes with family and friends to create treasured shared experiences and memories. Beautifully Organized is so much more than a home organization book—it’s a recipe for a beautiful, fulfilling life.
You know you want it: More. Better. Hotter. But the editors at Men’s Health know you also have a lot of questions, especially as cultural ideas about gender, sexuality, and “taboo” desires have started to shift, making sex a little more complicated, too. Jordyn Taylor, Men’s Health’s sex and relationship editor, and sex expert Zachary Zane, tapped the top sex professionals for the best advice about getting it on.
No matter your preferences or what you’re into, and whether you’re single or in a relationship or several relationships at once, Best. Sex. Ever. is your funny and friendly authority on having awesome sex. You’ll find the answers to pressing questions like:
– Is dirty talk problematic in a post-#MeToo world? (Nope. As long as your partner is into it, curse away, my dude.)
– What’s the secret to taking a really good nude? (See: our illustrated guide to the best-ever selfie positions!)
– Is it weird that I’m a straight guy who wants to try butt stuff? (Only if you hate the mind-blowing pleasure of prostate massage.)
– Are my kinks normal? (Definitely—and we’ll show you how to try them.)
– What’s the sexiest way to ask for enthusiastic consent? (Yup, it can be sexy.)
Complete with sex position illustrations, juicy anecdotes and honest myth-busting advice for open-minded, sex-loving guys, this book is bursting with insights on achieving pleasure with your partner(s)–every single time.
A fast-paced, gripping insider account of the entrepreneurs and renegades racing to bring lab-grown meat to the world.
The trillion-dollar meat industry is one of our greatest environmental hazards; it pollutes more than all the world’s fossil-fuel-powered cars. Global animal agriculture is responsible for deforestation, soil erosion and more emissions than air travel, paper mills and coal mining combined. It also depends on the slaughter of more than 60 billion animals per year, a number that is only increasing as the global appetite for meat swells. The whole world seems to be sleepwalking into a food crisis.
But a band of doctors, scientists, activists and entrepreneurs have been racing to end animal agriculture as we know it, hoping to fulfill a dream of creating meat without ever having to kill an animal. This is the story of a group of seven vegans quietly working to solve one the most pressing issues we face today, creating the biggest upheaval to the food business in decades along the way.
In Billion Dollar Burger, Chase Purdy explores the companies at the cutting edge of the nascent food technology sector, from polarizing activist-turned-tech CEO Josh Tetrick to lobbyists and regulators on both sides of the issue. Billion Dollar Burger follows the people fighting to upend our food system as they butt up against the entrenched interests fighting viciously to stop them. It will take readers on a truly global journey from Silicon Valley to China, by way of Israel and the UK.
The stakes are monumentally high: cell-cultured meat is the best hope for sustainable food production, a key to fighting climate change, a gold mine for the companies that make it happen and an existential threat for the farmers and meatpackers that make our meat today.
Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. And in this eye-opening book from an author who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, we learn what should be on our menu.
Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations for a complete food plan, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including why that paleo diet you are following may not be ideal, why avoiding gluten may be a terrible mistake, and how simply getting enough water can dramatically improve alertness.
Including comprehensive lists of what to eat and what to avoid, a detailed quiz that will tell you where you are on the brain health spectrum, and 24 mouth-watering brain-boosting recipes that grow out of Dr. Mosconi’s own childhood in Italy, Brain Food gives us the ultimate plan for a healthy brain. Brain Food will appeal to anyone looking to improve memory, prevent cognitive decline, eliminate brain fog, lift depression, or just sharpen their edge.
On paper, conception may seem like a simple biological process, yet this is often hardly the case. While many would like to have children, the road toward conceiving and maintaining a pregnancy can be unexpectedly rocky and winding.
Lawyer Elizabeth Katkin never imagined her quest for children would ultimately involve seven miscarriages, eight fresh IVF cycles, two frozen IVF attempts, five natural pregnancies, four IVF pregnancies, ten doctors, six countries, two potential surrogates, nine years, and roughly $200,000. Despite her three Ivy League degrees and wealth of resources, Katkin found she was woefully undereducated when it came to understanding and confronting her own difficulties having children. After being told by four doctors she should give up, but without an explanation as to what exactly was going wrong with her body, Katkin decided to look for answers herself. The global investigation that followed revealed that approaches to the fertility process taken in many foreign countries are vastly different than those in the US and UK.
In Conceivability, Elizabeth Katkin, now a mother of two, exposes eye-opening information about the medical, financial, legal, scientific, emotional, and ethical issues at stake. “A well-researched, informative, and positive account of a very long journey to motherhood” (Kirkus Reviews), Conceivability sheds light on the often murky and baffling world of conception science. Her book is an invaluable and inspiring text that will be a boon to others navigating the deep and “choppy waters” of fertility treatment (Publishers Weekly), and her chronicle of one of the most difficult, painful, rewarding, and loving journeys a woman can take is as informative as it is poignant.
When he was a baby, my son mimicked me snoring. He grew up seeing me prick my finger regularly to check my blood sugar levels. He saw me using the blood pressure monitor and expressing concerns about the out-of-range readings. He observed as I swallowed a cocktail of prescription pills. He knew that all was not well with Dad. Over the years, he gladly watched me lose weight, and he knew when I stopped snoring, he overheard me sharing with others that I was returning to good health.
This background explains why when he was about nine years old, he requested that as a mark of gratitude to God, I should share with others how I beat obesity, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, arrhythmia, diabetes and high blood pressure and stayed out of medications for most of the conditions I suffered. He wants me to tell you that you too can do it! Yes, you too can beat the cluster of chronic metabolic diseases and overcome their symptoms.
A paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women—those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder—exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish.
As a successful Harvard and Berkeley-educated writer, entrepreneur, and devoted mother, Jenara Nerenberg was shocked to discover that her “symptoms”–only ever labeled as anxiety– were considered autistic and ADHD. Being a journalist, she dove into the research and uncovered neurodiversity—a framework that moves away from pathologizing “abnormal” versus “normal” brains and instead recognizes the vast diversity of our mental makeups.
When it comes to women, sensory processing differences are often overlooked, masked, or mistaken for something else entirely. Between a flawed system that focuses on diagnosing younger, male populations, and the fact that girls are conditioned from a young age to blend in and conform to gender expectations, women often don’t learn about their neurological differences until they are adults, if at all. As a result, potentially millions live with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed neurodivergences, and the misidentification leads to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and shame. Meanwhile, we all miss out on the gifts their neurodivergent minds have to offer.
Divergent Mind is a long-overdue, much-needed answer for women who have a deep sense that they are “different.” Sharing real stories from women with high sensitivity, ADHD, autism, misophonia, dyslexia, SPD and more, Nerenberg explores how these brain variances present differently in women and dispels widely-held misconceptions (for example, it’s not that autistic people lack sensitivity and empathy, they have an overwhelming excess of it).
Nerenberg also offers us a path forward, describing practical changes in how we communicate, how we design our surroundings, and how we can better support divergent minds. When we allow our wide variety of brain makeups to flourish, we create a better tomorrow for us all.
No soil? No sunlight? No problem. A hydroponic growing system gives you the power to grow plants anywhere. Even if you live in an area where water is scarce, a hydroponic system is the answer you’ve been looking for. Hydroponic systems are sealed and do not allow evaporation, making water loss virtually nonexistent. Simply suspend your essential nutrients in a water-based solution and circulate them to the plant roots in a contained network of vessels and tubes. This accessible guide provides the solid information you need for hydroponic gardening success.
Farmer Tyler shows you, with detailed step-by-step photos, precisely how to create these systems, and how to plant and maintain them. All the information you need to get started with your home hydroponic system is included:
– Recipes for nutrient solutions
– Light and ventilation sources
– Comprehensive equipment guide
– Growing and maintenance instructions
– 12+ hydroponic system builds
– Complete crop selection charts
DIY Hydroponic Gardens is the best resource available for getting started in hydroponics.
Vitamins and minerals are the building blocks of good health. But the heavily processed foods that are so common in today’s modern diet are stripped of these nutrients, leaving many people nutrient deficient despite meeting (or exceeding) their daily calorie needs. The accepted solution is to take supplements created in a lab, but the dosage and interactions can be confusing, and supplements are loosely regulated and not always foolproof, especially since our bodies are designed to receive nutrients from natural, whole foods.
Eat Your Vitamins features fifty key vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients essential to your health. You will find clear definitions of each nutrient along with the role it plays in the body, how it is best consumed and absorbed, recommended daily doses, and detailed lists of foods and natural sources that contain the vitamin along with a recipe for a nutrient-rich meal. Ditch the synthetic supplements and make the right choice about how to properly feed and fuel your body.
Whatever your goals, Essential Wellness walks you through the many ways you can maximize health and minimize stress. Whether you’re recovering from illness, controlling your weight, managing an addiction, minimizing the effects of aging, or simply boosting your overall well-being, this book provides you with recipes, routines, tips, and tricks for living your healthiest life. It introduces powerful tools that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine, including yoga, meditation, massage, and herbal remedies. Essential Wellness covers the simple but effective tools you can use to care for body and mind.
In Field Guide to Urban Gardening, author Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you’ll encounter.
If you think it’s impossible to grow your own food because you don’t have a large yard or you live in the city…think again. There is a plethora of urban gardening options to create beautiful, productive edible gardens no matter where you live. The key to succeeding as an urban gardener is to choose the method(s) that make sense for your unique living situation and then give your plants what they need to thrive. Kevin helps you do just that.
But he doesn’t stop there. He also provides in-depth garden plans, from upcycled DIY projects and intensive hydroponic systems to beautiful and functional raised beds. Urban gardening is a real, growing, and important movement in today’s world. This fact-packed book is your roadmap to get growing today.
Urban gardening techniques featured include:
– Container Gardening
– Raised Beds
– Indoor Edibles
– Balconies and Rooftops
Emotions can sink us, or they can power us like fuel to succeed. Many of us show up for work, and life, feeling lonely even in a room full of people, or bringing unproductive emotions into work, like anger or fear. You don’t have to feel this way. Susan Packard offers an accessible new guidebook to grow your emotional fitness, and it’s arrived just in time, as technology is quickly becoming our main interface for communication. No matter where you are in your career, success is an inside job. Packard lays out how to develop interdependent work relationships, and for leaders, how to build healthy company cultures.
Packard introduces us to successful people, and companies, that are rich with ‘connector’ emotions like hope, empathy and trust-building. She tackles unconventional topics, like how workaholism keeps us emotionally adolescent, and how forgiveness belongs in the workplace too. Packard shares her EQ Fit-catalyzed success at HGTV and the stories of the executives she coaches in mindfulness and other emerging techniques, and she teaches an ‘inside out’ practice of self-discovery, which helps you uncover unproductive emotions, and dispel them.
The best leaders balance power and grace, and everyone can effectively use resilience–an ability to endure tough situations and make tough decisions, and vulnerability, a willingness to open up, change, and admit when we need help. She offers new tools to bring our strongest emotional selves to work each day.