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The New York Times practical guide to practically everything : the essential companion for everyday life, edited by Amy D. Bernstein & Peter W. Bernstein

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The New York Times practical guide to practically everything : the essential companion for everyday life
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The New York Times practical guide to practically everything
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the essential companion for everyday life
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edited by Amy D. Bernstein & Peter W. Bernstein
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Practical guide to practically everything
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Contents
  • 5
  • 46
  • Options for the Morning After
  • 47
  • Doctors & Medicine
  • Doctors: Where to Find a Good One
  • 48
  • Docs Who Make House Calls
  • 48
  • Doctor Is Online
  • 49
  • Let's Go to the Tape Measure
  • Better Off You Are
  • 50
  • Talking With Your Doctor
  • 50
  • Heart Disease: Men, Women & Disease
  • 52
  • When Seconds Count
  • 52
  • Every Stroke Matters
  • 53
  • 6
  • Handicapping Your Mini-Stroke
  • 53
  • Acetaminophen: Too Much of a Good Thing
  • 54
  • Statins: The New Miracle Drug?
  • 54
  • Let the Patient Beware
  • 55
  • Diabetes: The Diabetes Epidemic
  • 55
  • Should You Pop a Diet Pill?
  • Breast Cancer: A Primer
  • 57
  • Performing a Breast Self-Examination
  • 57
  • Mammograms
  • 58
  • Prostate Cancer: The Quandary
  • 60
  • Watch Your Waist-and Prostrate
  • 60
  • 6
  • Mental Health: Minding Your Mental Health
  • 61
  • Holiday Depression
  • 62
  • Real Nature of Depression
  • 63
  • Alternative Medicine: Other Treatments
  • 64
  • Hypnosis
  • 64
  • Overweight? Check Your Body Mass Index
  • Five Alternative Approaches
  • 66
  • Well-Kneaded Respites
  • 67
  • Exercising Away Back Pain
  • 68
  • Sleep: Snoring, From A to Zzzzz
  • 68
  • Think Before You Sleep
  • 69
  • 7
  • Having Children
  • Conception: Before You're Pregnant
  • 70
  • Best Day to Try Your Luck
  • 70
  • Pregnancy: Medical Checks in the Womb
  • 72
  • Having a Safe Pregnancy
  • 72
  • How to Figure Your Due Date
  • Exercise: No Gym, No Fees, No Strangers
  • 73
  • Some Drugs That Can Cause Problems
  • 74
  • Avoiding Another Miscarriage
  • 76
  • Fertilization: Learning the Lingo
  • 77
  • New Ways to Start a Family
  • 77
  • When Morning Sickness Comes
  • 9
  • 78
  • Quick Delivery? Try Exercise
  • 79
  • Growth of the Fetus From 8 to 40 Weeks
  • 79
  • Baby Makes More Than Three
  • 80
  • Less Pain? Deliver in the Afternoon
  • 80
  • Adoption: Adopting a Baby or Child
  • Start with 12 Minutes a Day
  • 80
  • Resources for Adoptive Parents
  • 82
  • Child Development & Parenting: Colic
  • 83
  • Toxins in Your Breast Milk
  • 84
  • Serious Face Time With Baby
  • 84
  • Who's Bringing Up Baby?
  • Chapter 1
  • 9
  • 85
  • Watch Them Grow...and Grow
  • 86
  • Hello, Mama. Hello, Papa
  • 87
  • Body Mass Index for Children
  • 88
  • Have Your Children Had All Their Shots?
  • 89
  • Knotty Problem of ADHD
  • Workout Benefits at a Glance
  • 90
  • Real Risks to Children
  • 91
  • How to Raise a Moral Child
  • 93
  • First Aid & Survival
  • First Aid: The ABC's of CPR
  • 94
  • A Primer on Rescue Breathing
  • 95
  • 10
  • Taking Shock Seriously
  • 96
  • Controlling Bleeding From an Open Wound
  • 96
  • Saving a Choking Victim
  • 97
  • Getting Burned
  • 98
  • What's Dangerous for Babies
  • 98
  • Exercise For the Time-Challenged
  • When Someone Is Poisoned
  • 99
  • Treating Insect Bites
  • 99
  • If a Snake Strikes and Bites
  • 100
  • How to Alleviate Heatstroke
  • 100
  • First Step: A First-Aid Kit
  • 101
  • 12
  • Disasters: When the Earth Shakes
  • 101
  • Surviving a Deluge
  • 103
  • Riding Out a Thunderstorm
  • 104
  • Preparing for a Hurricane
  • 104
  • When a Twister Is Approaching
  • 105
  • Body Sculpting: Cardio Machines
  • Disaster Info
  • 106
  • Safety for Swimmers and Surfers
  • 107
  • Self-Defense: If You're Mugged
  • 107
  • Basic Moves in Your Own Defense
  • 108
  • Survival Strategies: Airplane Crash
  • 109
  • 13
  • Before It All Goes Up in Smoke
  • 110
  • What to Do If Confronted by a Bear
  • 110
  • Lions and Tigers and Rhinos, Oh My
  • 111
  • Biological and Chemical Attacks
  • 111
  • Chapter 2
  • Food & Drink
  • To Sculpt a Trophy Body
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Nutrition: You Are What You Eat
  • 114
  • U.S.D.A. Food Guide
  • 115
  • Calorie Requirements
  • 116
  • Fat: The Lowdown on Low-Fat Diets
  • 117
  • Skinny on Fat
  • 15
  • 117
  • Fat Attack
  • 118
  • Vitamins: The Home Vitamin Shelf
  • 118
  • Don't Like the Newest Diet? Wait Awhile
  • 119
  • More May Be Too Many
  • 122
  • Minerals: The Mineral Minder
  • Advice Worth Its Weight in Gold
  • 123
  • Questions About Calcium
  • 124
  • Healthy Eating: The Food Label
  • 125
  • How Fish Can Help Your Heart
  • 127
  • Fish Oil: From Herring to Flounder
  • 127
  • Oil That's Really Good for You
  • Health & Fitness
  • 16
  • 128
  • Almighty Yogurt
  • 129
  • In the Kitchen
  • Recipes & Utensils: Evaluate a Recipe
  • 130
  • A Bare-Bones Kitchen
  • 131
  • Casting Call for Pots and Pans
  • 131
  • Exercise to Your Heart's Content
  • Sticky Issues of Teflon
  • 132
  • Fresh Produce & Ingredients
  • 133
  • Ripe for the Picking
  • 133
  • Hurry Up and Ripen
  • 134
  • Some Really Delicious Apples
  • 134
  • 17
  • Where the Pesticides Are
  • 135
  • Think Globally, but Eat Locally
  • 136
  • How Green Is Your Kitchen?
  • 136
  • Cooking Basics: Cooking by the Book
  • 138
  • Germ Warfare
  • 138
  • Sweating Your Way to Serenity
  • How to Carve a Turkey
  • 139
  • How to Clean a Fish
  • 140
  • Catch of the Day
  • 141
  • How to Grill a Fish
  • 142
  • And Now, the Perfect Sauce
  • 142
  • 17
  • Gourmet Dining: Chillin' With Nigella
  • 143
  • Children's Menu
  • 143
  • Vegetarian Chili With Corn Bread Topping
  • 144
  • Many Nuances of Chocolate
  • 144
  • Cooking With a Foreign Accent
  • 145
  • Avoiding Injuries: Staying Off the Bench
  • Why French Women Don't Get Fat
  • 146
  • Meeting the Cordon Bleu Test
  • 147
  • Creme Renversee au Caramel
  • 147
  • Wine, etc.
  • Wines: Starting a Wine Collection
  • 148
  • Wine by the Numbers
  • 18
  • 148
  • A Worldwide Wine Sampler
  • 149
  • Savoring a Good Wine
  • 149
  • Wine by the Book
  • 150
  • Ranking the French Elite
  • 151
  • Wines Have Temperatures, Too
  • Children's Hour
  • 152
  • For Summer, Think Pink
  • 153
  • Matches Made in Heaven
  • 154
  • Plonk Ain't What It Used to Be
  • 155
  • Champagne on the Cheap
  • 156
  • Beer: Beyond the Basic Six-Pack
  • 19
  • 157
  • Dos and Don'ts of Drinking
  • 158
  • Spirits: Mixology 101: Classic Cocktails
  • 159
  • How to Cure a Hangover
  • 159
  • Stocking the Liquor Cabinet
  • 161
  • Whiskey-Sipping Secrets
  • A Cure for Couch Potatoes
  • 161
  • Not Just Any Old Mint Julep
  • 162
  • Coffee & Tea: The Perfect Cup of Espresso
  • 163
  • Java Jolts to Start You Up
  • 164
  • A World Tour of Teas
  • 164
  • Chapter 3
  • Getting Fit
  • 20
  • Money
  • Personal Finance
  • Budgeting: You, Inc.
  • 166
  • Figuring Your Budget
  • 167
  • Calculating Your Net Worth
  • 167
  • Saving: The Best Way to Save
  • 168
  • Right Exercise Shoes
  • Risks of Online Banking
  • 168
  • How to Save $100 or More This Year
  • 169
  • How to Get a Swiss Bank Account
  • 170
  • Want to Get Rich Quick?
  • 172
  • Your Chances of (Not) Winning the Lottery
  • 173
  • 21
  • Children: What It Costs to Raise a Child
  • 173
  • Can I Have an Allowance?
  • 174
  • Teaching Kids to Use Plastic
  • 174
  • Reining in Teenage Spending
  • 175
  • Rules for Boomerang Kids
  • 176
  • Protecting Feet and Joints
  • Credit: Credit Cards That Reward
  • 177
  • Checking Up on Your Credit Rating
  • 178
  • Debt: Beyond Get-Out-of-Debt Cliches
  • 178
  • Going Bankrupt Is Harder to Do
  • 179
  • Choosing a Credit Counselor
  • 180
  • 21
  • Filing for Bankruptcy
  • 180
  • Investing
  • Stocks & Bonds: Where to Put Your Money
  • 181
  • What a Difference 10 Days Make
  • 182
  • Pick the Stock or the Moment?
  • 183
  • Bulls Are Beating the Bears
  • Signs That You Are Overdoing It
  • 183
  • As January Goes, So Goes the Year
  • 184
  • How Amateurs Might Beat Pros
  • 185
  • Does Real Estate Beat Stocks?
  • 185
  • Staying Ahead of the Yield Curve
  • 187
  • Advice From the Oracle of Omaha
  • 22
  • 187
  • Forecasting the Future
  • 189
  • Mutual Funds: How to Pick a Fund
  • 190
  • Why You Can't Beat the Market
  • 191
  • Reading a Balance Sheet
  • 192
  • Words to Watch on Wall Street
  • Looking Great
  • 194
  • How to Estimate Total Return
  • 195
  • Does Big Mean Bad for Funds?
  • 196
  • Beware of Mutual Fund Taxes
  • 197
  • Financial Advisers: Finding a Broker
  • 197
  • A Broker by Any Other Name
  • Skin Damage: The Aging Wars
  • 198
  • Retirement: Nurturing Your 401(k)
  • 199
  • Calculating Retirement Needs
  • 200
  • Real Estate
  • Home Buying: The Long View on Real Estate
  • 202
  • America's Last True Bargains
  • 204
  • 23
  • Better to Buy or Rent?
  • 204
  • Mortgages: The Mortgage Minefield
  • 207
  • What Lenders Want to Know
  • 208
  • Which Mortgage Is for You?
  • 210
  • Terms to Learn Before Closing
  • 212
  • Losing Weight: Getting and Staying Trim
  • New Anti-Aging Makeup
  • Figuring Your Monthly Payments
  • 212
  • Playing the Refinancing Game
  • 213
  • Beware of the Reverse Mortgage
  • 214
  • Second Homes: A Cottage in the Country
  • 215
  • Priciest Vacation Havens
  • 216
  • 24
  • Sick of the Suburbs?
  • 218
  • Opportunities: Houses on the Cheap
  • 220
  • Bargains Beyond the Borders
  • 221
  • When You Are Homesick at 64
  • 223
  • Beyond Houses
  • 224
  • Moles That Turn Deadly
  • Insurance & Taxes
  • Buyers Guide: Policies to Keep You Covered
  • 226
  • Life Insurance
  • 226
  • Health Insurance
  • 228
  • Disability Insurance
  • 229
  • Homeowner's Insurance
  • 25
  • 230
  • Automobile Insurance
  • 233
  • Filing an Auto Insurance Claim
  • 233
  • Why Bet on Long-Term Care Insurance?
  • 234
  • Coverage You May Not Need
  • 235
  • Know Your Insurance Terms
  • Protecting Yourself From the Sun
  • 235 --
  • 26
  • January is the Cruelest Month
  • 26
  • Beauty Aids: A Magic Moisturizer?
  • 27
  • 3
  • Foundation of Everything
  • 28
  • Tips From a Top Makeup Artist
  • 29
  • Do-It-Yourself Facial Peels
  • 30
  • Adding That Youthful Glow
  • 30
  • Enhancements: A New Kind of Beauty
  • 31
  • Does Your Weight Fit You?
  • Six Injections and What They Do
  • 32
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat
  • 33
  • Hair: An Embarrassment of Baldness
  • 33
  • Tender Loving Care for Delicate Hair
  • 34
  • Teeth: Beyond the Pale
  • 35
  • 4
  • Sexuality
  • Hormones: Hormones Are Everything
  • 36
  • Sex Effects
  • 37
  • Contraception: Better Safe Than Dismayed
  • 38
  • Menopause: When Menopause Comes
  • 38
  • How Sex Life Changes
  • Cyber-Trim and Cyber-Fit
  • 40
  • Dysfunction: When the Pump Won't Work
  • 41
  • Sexual Diseases: STD's
  • 42
  • Protecting Yourself From AIDS
  • 44
  • Search for an AIDS Vaccine
  • 45
  • Abortion: Facts and Figures
  • Giving Circle
  • Make Room for Scooters
  • 277
  • Condos on Wheels
  • 277
  • On the Horizon: Off-Road RV's
  • 278
  • Stopping Auto Rustlers
  • 279
  • Home Technology
  • Computers: Networking Your Home
  • 240
  • 280
  • Many Computers, Many Choices
  • 283
  • A Basic Computer Just for E-Mail
  • 284
  • Secrets to Hard-Drive Hygiene
  • 284
  • Moving Data to a New Computer
  • 285
  • Making Old Files New Again
  • Give-and-Take of Charitable Giving
  • 286
  • E.R. for Hard Drives
  • 287
  • Lifespan of a Diskette
  • 288
  • Backing Up While On the Go
  • 288
  • How Never to Miss an E-mail
  • 289
  • Online: A Bounty of Browsers
  • 241
  • 290
  • Serene Behind a Firewall
  • 290
  • Service & Energy: Computer Docs
  • 291
  • I Vant to Drink Your Vatts
  • 292
  • Audio & Video: Finding Podcasts
  • 292
  • Satellite Radio That Follows You Home
  • What to Show Your Accountant
  • 293
  • TV: Where the World Is Really Flat
  • 294
  • Big Screen on a Small Budget
  • 294
  • Phones: Making Calls Without a Phone
  • 296
  • Should Your PC Be Your Phone?
  • 297
  • Choosing a Cellphone Plan
  • 242
  • 298
  • Cameras: Have Digital, Will Travel
  • 298
  • Collecting
  • Art: A Guide for the Artless
  • 300
  • When Beauty and Value Merge
  • 302
  • What to Look for in a Painting
  • 303
  • Picking an Accountant
  • Antiques: How to Spot a Real Antique
  • 303
  • How to Recognize Famous-Name Antiques
  • 305
  • What's Your Collection Worth?
  • 306
  • Going on the Antiques Roadshow
  • 307
  • Auctions: Hot Bids, Cold Sweats
  • 307
  • 242
  • Culling the Junk From the Collectibles
  • 308
  • Bargains at Charity Auctions
  • 309
  • Demystifying eBay
  • 310
  • Shopping in Uncle Sam's Attic
  • 310
  • Sniffing Out a Fake
  • 311
  • Audits: How Does the I.R.S. Pick Audits?
  • Gems, Etc.: Diamonds: What's in a Rock?
  • 312
  • Pearls: Only the Oyster Knows for Sure
  • 313
  • Price of Sparkle in Your Life
  • 314
  • Silver: Look for a Lion or a King
  • 314
  • Virtual Stamp Collecting
  • 315
  • 243
  • Profiting From Botched-Up Stamps
  • 315
  • Wine: A Consumable Asset
  • 316
  • Oriental Rugs: On a Magic Carpet Ride
  • 317
  • Guitars With a Real Twang
  • 318
  • Chapter 5
  • Education
  • Tax Planning: Overlooked Deductions
  • If the I.R.S. Comes Knocking
  • Pre-K Through 12
  • Pre-School: Lighten Up, Parents
  • 320
  • How Children Really Learn
  • 321
  • Identifying a Gifted Child
  • 321
  • Acquiring a Second Tongue
  • 322
  • Strategies: Does Music Make You Smarter?
  • 244
  • 323
  • Chess Check-up
  • 324
  • How to Succeed in Science
  • 324
  • Physical Education Is Getting Fitter
  • 325
  • Testing: Public vs. Private School
  • 326
  • Child Who Does Too Much
  • Chapter 4
  • 326
  • Cures for Text Anxiety
  • 327
  • Homework: A Helping Hand at Day's End
  • 328
  • Teaching Techniques: Single-Sex Schools
  • 329
  • Goodbye, Class. See You in the Fall
  • 330
  • Inside the Teenage Mind
  • Spending & Saving
  • 330
  • Reading: Summer Reading
  • 332
  • Best Books for Kids, 2001-2005
  • 333
  • College & Beyond
  • Getting In: Translating the "New" SAT
  • 336
  • SAT Scores: "Will I Get In?"
  • 336
  • Consumer Advice
  • Prepping for the SAT's
  • 337
  • Truth About College Rankings
  • 338
  • Campus Reality Tour
  • 339
  • Admissions Game
  • 341
  • Factors in Admissions Decisions
  • 341
  • Shopping Online: The Online Bazaar
  • College Athletics: From Field to Dorm
  • 343
  • Do A.P. Courses Help?
  • 343
  • Getting Credit Before You Go
  • 345
  • Arts Education: What Would Picasso Do?
  • 346
  • Dancing Around the Subject
  • 347
  • 246
  • Financial Aid: Coping With the Cost
  • 348
  • College Grants You Don't Have to Repay
  • 350
  • Courses of Study: Life 101
  • 350
  • Two-Year Option
  • 351
  • Student's Life
  • 351
  • Comparison Shopping Made Easy
  • Getting a College Degree Abroad
  • 352
  • U.S. Exchange Programs
  • 354
  • Harvard at a Bargain Price
  • 355
  • New Face of Facebooks
  • 355
  • How to Win a Rhodes Scholarship
  • 356
  • 246
  • Other Roads to Study Abroad
  • 357
  • Grad School: Let Abe Lincoln Guide You
  • 358
  • Psst! Apply to Law School
  • 359
  • Are You a Master of the Universe?
  • 359
  • Beyond Law School Rankings
  • 360
  • Sites for Savvy Shoppers
  • If You're Thinking of Med School
  • 361
  • Is B-School Worth the Big Bucks?
  • 363
  • Real World: Free Advice
  • 364
  • Chapter 6
  • Careers
  • Picking a Profession: Personality Tests
  • 366
  • 237
  • 247
  • What's Your Type?
  • 367
  • Job Hunting: Networking Online
  • 367
  • Remember Your SAT Scores?
  • 368
  • Best Web Sites for Job Seekers
  • 369
  • Honing Your Skills for the Hunt
  • 370
  • Strategies: If You've Got It, Flaunt It
  • Getting Hired: Job Interviews
  • 371
  • 20 Terms to Avoid on a Resume
  • 372
  • A Resume That Works
  • 373
  • Now, Let's Go to the Videotape
  • 373
  • Strategies: Want a Job, Get an Internship
  • 374
  • 248
  • Majors With a Pragmatic Bent
  • 374
  • Occupational Outlook
  • 375
  • Where the Best Jobs Will Be
  • 375
  • Go West, Job Seeker
  • 376
  • 30 Fastest-Growing Professions
  • 377
  • When to Take Out Your Wallet
  • Salaries: What Legends Get Paid
  • 378
  • What 100 Jobs Pay
  • 379
  • Smart Moves
  • Leadership: Who Gets to the Corner Office?
  • 382
  • Changing Profile of Chief Executives
  • 382
  • Management by the Book
  • 249
  • 383
  • Who Makes It in Washington?
  • 384
  • Office Politics: Bully Bosses
  • 385
  • A Spotter's Guide to Brutal Bosses
  • 386
  • Disagreeing With the Boss
  • 387
  • How to Shush the Office Magpie
  • Tipping: How Much?
  • 388
  • Job Transfers: A Year Abroad as a Career Move
  • 388
  • What to Know Before You Go Abroad
  • 389
  • Stress Management: Beat Burnout
  • 390
  • Commuting: The Long Road to Work
  • 390
  • Stressful and Stressless Jobs
  • 250
  • 391
  • E-Mail Menace
  • 392
  • Moving Up: How to Get Your Next Raise
  • 392
  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell
  • 393
  • When You Get a Better Offer
  • 394
  • How to Get Your Head Hunted
  • Don't Forget the Hotel Maid
  • 395
  • Moving On: When to Jump Ship
  • 396
  • If Your Company Is Sold
  • 396
  • You're Fired: The Art of the Comeback
  • 397
  • I Quit!!!
  • 397
  • Womenless Workforce
  • 250
  • 399
  • Second Careers: What Is Your New Career?
  • 400
  • Where Career Switchers Go
  • 402
  • They'd Rather Switch
  • 403
  • Want to Be Your Own Boss?
  • 404
  • A Chair Fit for a Chairman
  • Buying Old Is New Again
  • 405
  • Your New "Retirement" Plan
  • 406
  • Chapter 7
  • House & Garden
  • Around the House
  • Remodeling: How to Pick a Contractor
  • 408
  • Smaller Families = Bigger Houses?
  • 408
  • Preparing Tax Returns Right the First Time
  • 251
  • Just in Case Things Go Wrong
  • 410
  • Emotional Roller Coaster
  • 411
  • If I Had a Hammer
  • 411
  • How Long Is a Lifetime?
  • 412
  • Decorating: Antique Hardware
  • 413
  • Worthless Warranties?
  • How to Stencil a Floor
  • 413
  • Taming Monster Spaces
  • 414
  • Living Large in Small Rooms
  • 414
  • Secret World of Decorators
  • 415
  • Ready-to-Eat Kitchens
  • 416
  • 252
  • My Stove Is Bigger Than Your Stove
  • 417
  • Concrete Is Oh-So Decorative
  • 418
  • Behind Closet Doors
  • 419
  • Where to Stash a Flat-Screen TV
  • 419
  • Shelves That Last a Lifetime
  • 420
  • Bargains in Your Post Office
  • Luminous Life of Paint
  • 421
  • Not All Paints Are Created Equal
  • 422
  • Fixing the Light Fantastic
  • 423
  • Right Shade for the Right Lamp
  • 424
  • Track Lighting That Disappears
  • 424
  • 253
  • Right Bulb for the Right Light
  • 425
  • Frame the World Around You
  • 425
  • Furnishings: A Grandfather Clock to Go
  • 427
  • Beds You Won't Lose Sleep On
  • 427
  • A Little Pillow Talk
  • 428
  • Identity Theft: Protecting Your Data
  • Put Some Spring in Your Sofa
  • 429
  • What's Hidden Under the Rug?
  • 430
  • Out, Out, Damn Spot
  • 430
  • Looking Behind the Curtains
  • 431
  • Maintenance: Cut Your Heating Bills
  • 431
  • 254
  • Potential Savings From a New Furnace
  • 432
  • When to Fix It, When to Junk It
  • 434
  • Protecting Your Castle From Time
  • 434
  • What to Look For on a Leaky Roof
  • 435
  • Help for a Leaking Toilet
  • 436
  • Who's Vulnerable to Identity Theft?
  • If a House Is a Hot Zone
  • 437
  • When You Fire the Handyman
  • 438
  • In the Garden
  • Planting: Figments That Turn Into Flowers
  • 440
  • Where Green Thumbs Shop
  • 440
  • Where the Growing Zones Fall
  • 255
  • 441
  • A Sower's Guide to Soil
  • 442
  • Tipping the pH Scales
  • 444
  • Dig and You Shall Reap
  • 445
  • Good Gardeners' Secret Weapon
  • 445
  • Flowers: A Bulb Lover's Choices
  • Emergencies: Preparing for a Quick Getaway
  • 446
  • We Promise You a Rose Garden
  • 447
  • Out, Out Black Spot
  • 448
  • 10 (Comparatively) Easy Roses
  • 449
  • Scent of a Garden
  • 450
  • How to Train a Rose
  • 237
  • 256
  • 450
  • 10 (Absolutely) Scented Roses
  • 451
  • Perfect Plants for Tough Places
  • 452
  • 60-Second Gardener
  • 453
  • Vegetables: Late-Season Vegetables
  • 454
  • What Makes Them Heirlooms?
  • In Case I Get Hit by a Bus
  • 455
  • A Vegetable for Every Pot
  • 456
  • Feed Your Plants
  • 458
  • Herbs for All Spaces
  • 459
  • Pests & Pruning: Doing Battle With Blight
  • 460
  • How to Attract Butterflies
  • 257
  • 462
  • To Lure a Hummingbird
  • 462
  • Even Plants Need a Haircut
  • 463
  • How to Delay Blooming
  • 463
  • Pruners and Spades to Die For
  • 464 --
  • Going Out Feetfirst
  • 258
  • Truth About Embalming
  • 259
  • Autos
  • Buying: What Dealers Won't Tell You
  • 260
  • Six Year-End Tax-Saving Tips
  • Alternatives to Kicking the Tires
  • 261
  • New Ways to Buy Used Cars
  • 261
  • Car of the Future?
  • 262
  • Cars Across the Land
  • 263
  • Beyond Gasoline
  • 264
  • 239
  • Driving: A Racer on Driving Defensively
  • 265
  • What It Takes to Stop in Time
  • 265
  • For Safety, First Buckle Up
  • 266
  • Holding Your Liquor
  • 267
  • Meaning of Tipsy
  • 267
  • Estate Planning: A Trust With Pros and Cons
  • Helping Your Child Drive Safely
  • 268
  • Choosing a Driving School
  • 269
  • When to Hang Up the Keys
  • 270
  • Help When You're Stranded
  • 271
  • Maintenance: The Manual or the Mechanic?
  • 272
  • 239
  • Gas Misers
  • 273
  • Drinking Soda and Driving
  • 274
  • Gas-Saving Strategies
  • 274
  • Cycles & RV's:
  • 275
  • Taking a Cycle for a Spin
  • 275
  • Perfect Lawn
  • 501
  • If Shuffleboard Isn't Your Thing
  • 501
  • Deck by Deck
  • 502
  • Cruising the World
  • 502
  • Riding the Rails
  • 503
  • Distances Between Major U.S. Cities
  • 467
  • 504
  • Lodging: The World's Most Charming Inns
  • 504
  • Where the Well-Heeled Stay
  • 506
  • Taking a Bite of the Big Apple
  • 507
  • Hush-Hush Hotels
  • 508
  • Palaces That Could Be Yours
  • Grass Is Always Greener
  • 510
  • Swapping Castles
  • 511
  • Get Thee to a Monastery
  • 512
  • Incidentals: It's a Wireless World
  • 512
  • Getting an 11th-Hour Passport
  • 513
  • Calling Home for Less
  • 469
  • 514
  • Case for Trip Insurance
  • 515
  • Travelers' Illnesses
  • 515
  • A Short Guide to Travel Guides
  • 516
  • Blogs: Need Even More Travel Advice?
  • 517
  • Hot Spots
  • Indoors & Out: Houseplants
  • Asia: Southeast Asia's Tourist Meccas
  • 519
  • Angkor Wat: Temples & Terror
  • 520
  • Chowing Down in Shanghai
  • 521
  • Beyond the Taj Mahal
  • 523
  • Islands: The Caribbean's Hidden Gems
  • 523
  • 470
  • Next St. Bart's
  • 525
  • Treasures Beneath the Sea
  • 526
  • Cuba: You Can't There From Here
  • 527
  • Pearl of the Atlantic Regains Its Luster
  • 527
  • Beyond Hawaii's Big Island
  • 528
  • Location, Location, Location
  • Greece: So Many Islands, So Little Time
  • 530
  • Family Travel: Beyond Disney World
  • 533
  • Perfect Meals in London and Paris
  • 534
  • Monaco: Not Just for Adults
  • 536
  • Natural Treasures
  • National Parks: America's Crown Jewels
  • 471
  • 538
  • Sure Ways to Beat the Crowds
  • 541
  • Best Park Guides
  • 545
  • Where the Crowds Aren't
  • 546
  • Pick a Park, Any Park
  • 549
  • Lodges: Places to Hang Your Hiking Boots
  • Books: Gardening From A to Z
  • 551
  • Paths Across the Nation
  • 552
  • Wildlife: Catch a Glimpse of a Bighorn
  • 554
  • Where to Watch the Whales
  • 555
  • Way South: Galapagos Unbound
  • 556
  • A Birdwatcher's Best Friend
  • 472
  • 557
  • Rain Forests: Wet and Wild
  • 558
  • Butterflies Are Free
  • 559
  • Pyramids Next Door
  • 559
  • On Safari: Into the Heart of Africa
  • 561
  • Where the Wild Things Roam
  • Trees & Lawns: From Root to Branch
  • 10 Terrific Public Gardens
  • 563
  • Adventure
  • Trekking: A Heck of a Trek
  • 564
  • G.P.S. Devices: Lost and Found
  • 565
  • Life Is Better in Bhutan
  • 567
  • Hiking All Day, Pampered at Night
  • 568
  • 473
  • Biking: Your Personal Tour de France
  • 572
  • River Trips: Slow Boats Through Europe
  • 573
  • Renting a Canal Cruiser
  • 574
  • White Water Runs Through It
  • 574
  • Ultimate River-Rafting Trip
  • 576
  • Beautiful Gardens That Gather Moss
  • Pristine Places: Sites for the Intrepid Traveler
  • 577
  • Follow the Silk Road to the 'Stans
  • 579
  • Chapter 9
  • Sports & Games
  • A Fan's Guide
  • Baseball: Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  • 582
  • Baseball's Winter Games
  • 473
  • 584
  • Following the Boys of Summer in the Spring
  • 587
  • Tickets: Nothing Beats Being There
  • 588
  • Football: Reading the Football Ref's Arms
  • 589
  • Scalper's Guide: Snagging a Seat
  • 590
  • Get Ready for the Kickoff
  • Pets
  • 591
  • Basketball: A Short History of B-ball
  • 592
  • A Who's Who of Pro Hoop Teams
  • 593
  • Odds of Winning the Office Pool
  • 594
  • Hockey: The Fastest Game on Ice
  • 594
  • Where to Watch the Puck Fly
  • Dogs & Cats: Picking a Canine Companion
  • 595
  • Auto Racing: Following the Racing Flags
  • 596
  • Legends: How to Get to the Hall of Fame
  • 597
  • Must-See Sites for Sports Junkies
  • 598
  • An Athelete's Guide
  • Golf: Get a Grip on Your Golf Game
  • 599
  • 474
  • How Handicapping Works
  • 601
  • Playing Golf Like a Billionaire
  • 602
  • Power Game
  • 603
  • Game Plans: How to Play Smart Tennis
  • 604
  • Basketball: The Home Court Advantage
  • 604
  • Fair Weather Friends
  • Picking a Tennis Racket
  • 605
  • Growing Squash
  • 606
  • Hitting the Softball Every Time
  • 606
  • From Little Leaguer to All-Star
  • 607
  • Should Kids Play Football?
  • 608
  • 474
  • Sports for a Summer Day
  • 609
  • How to Ride a Raging Bull
  • 612
  • Rodeos With a Twist
  • 613
  • Outdoors: Bicycles: Deals on Wheels
  • 614
  • Beyond the Basic Bike
  • 615
  • Congenital Defects in Dogs
  • How to Swim Like a Fish
  • 616
  • Snorkeling: A Mask and the Deep Blue
  • 617
  • Fishing: Finding Bigger, Meaner Fish
  • 618
  • Flies That Never Fail
  • 619
  • A Little Night Fishing
  • 620
  • 465
  • 475
  • Rare Books for an Angler's Soul
  • 621
  • Call of the Hunt
  • 621
  • Dick Cheney's Hunting Lessons
  • 623
  • Falconry: A Sport of Sultans
  • 624
  • Rock Climbing: Clinging to the Crags
  • 625
  • Buying a Pedigree Pup
  • Winter Games: Polar Chills and Thrills
  • 627
  • Fitting a Snowshoe
  • 627
  • Dangers of Thin Air
  • 628
  • Snowboarding: Catching Some Air
  • 630
  • Skiing: It's All Downhill From Here
  • 632
  • 476
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • 632
  • Best of the West and East
  • 633
  • How Long Should Your Skis Be?
  • 634
  • Face-Saving Lessons From the North Pole
  • 635
  • Igloos: Living Like the Inuit
  • 636
  • That Doggie in the Pop-up Window
  • Hitch Rover and Go Skijoring
  • 637
  • Gear for Warm Toes and Safe Wrists
  • 637
  • Adventures in Wild Skating
  • 638
  • Figure-Skating: Making It on the Ice
  • 638
  • Anatomy of an Ice Skate
  • 640
  • 477
  • Extreme Sports: Radical Races
  • 640
  • Waivers: The Fine Print
  • 641
  • Parlor Games
  • Pool: Taking Cues From a Shark
  • 642
  • Pool Rules
  • 643
  • Online Gaming: Rules for Multiplayer Newbies
  • Adopting From an Animal Shelter
  • 644
  • Board Games: Secrets of a Monopoly Champ
  • 645
  • Most Landed-on Monopolies
  • 646
  • A-D-V-I-C-E From a Scrabble Master
  • 647
  • Go Directly to Go
  • 648
  • Bored? Looking for Board Games
  • 477
  • 648
  • Mah-Jongg: Joining the Tile-High Club
  • 649
  • Where Kings and Queens Reign
  • 650
  • Card Games: Poker: Cut the Deck, Please
  • 653
  • What Beats What
  • 654
  • Be Prepared to Bet the Ranch
  • Smelling Like a Wet Dog
  • 655
  • A Guide to Poker-Table Manners
  • 657
  • A Full House With Harry or Johnny
  • 657
  • Poker Can Make You Rich...or President
  • 658
  • Rest: From Bridge to Solitaire
  • 658
  • Seduced by Sudoku
  • 477
  • 664
  • Chapter 10
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Movies & TV
  • Classics: The Very Best "Best Movies" List
  • 666
  • Who Is Oscar, Anyway?
  • 666
  • Fan Fun: Online Sites for Movie and TV fans
  • 671
  • How to De-Skunk Your Dog
  • Parties: Just in Case You Get Invited
  • 672
  • Home Video: Best DVD's You Haven't Seen
  • 673
  • Films for a Very Rainy Day
  • 676
  • Festivals: Film Festivals Worth the Journey
  • 677
  • How to Get on a Reality Tv Show
  • 678
  • Trees You Can Adopt
  • 478
  • Children: The Best 100 Movies for Kids
  • 679
  • Music
  • Critics' Picks: Picks for a Desert Island
  • 681
  • Where Classical Music Thrives
  • 682
  • What Jazzes Wynton Marsalis
  • 685
  • Pop & Rock: Rock & Roll Royalty
  • Dieting-A Dog's Life
  • 686
  • Opera & Ballet: Cecilia Bartoli Airs Her Arias
  • 689
  • Opera-Wherever You May Be
  • 690
  • Ballet at Its Best
  • 691
  • Indie Music & Jazz: The Earliest Recordings
  • 691
  • For R&B and Jazz Lovers
  • 478
  • 692
  • A Who's Who of Music Lists
  • 692
  • Sites From the Underground
  • 693
  • Festivals: The Best Summer Festivals
  • 694
  • Battle of the Bands
  • 695
  • World's Most Remote Music Festival
  • All the Cat's Meows
  • 696
  • Museums & Books
  • Art: The World's Great Modern Museums
  • 697
  • Can't Get to the Louvre? Try This
  • 698
  • Small European Gems
  • 699
  • Whistler's Mother Unseated
  • 700
  • 479
  • Architecture: Sites for Your Eyes
  • 701
  • Great Books: Best Books of the 21st Century
  • 702
  • Libraries: Getting Lost in the Stacks
  • 708
  • Beloved American Novels
  • 708
  • Chapter 11
  • Everyday Science
  • Pet Photos: Smile and Say "Arf"
  • Weather & Geology
  • Forecasting: Crickets as Thermometers
  • 710
  • When to Believe the Weatherman
  • 710
  • What Weather Maps Say
  • 711
  • Weather Watching Around the U.S.
  • 712
  • Know Which Way the Wind Blows
  • 480
  • 713
  • Be Your Own Forecaster
  • 714
  • Why Windchill Matters
  • 715
  • Hurricanes: Stormy Weather Ahead
  • 715
  • Avoiding Hypothermia
  • 716
  • Looking Beyond the Clouds
  • Jumpy? Try DogCatRadio
  • 717
  • Earth Science: How to Read Rocks
  • 717
  • Common Minerals and Their Uses
  • 718
  • Predicting Earthquakes
  • 719
  • Earthquake-Prone Zones
  • 721
  • Magnitude of Tremors
  • 481
  • 721
  • Stars & Tides
  • Stars & Planets: With the Naked Eye
  • 722
  • Night Sky: Month by Month
  • 723
  • Stars and Constellations
  • 724
  • Our Closest Stellar Neighbors
  • 725
  • Vets: When Your Pet Gets Sick
  • A Portrait of the Planets
  • 726
  • What's a Planet, Anyway?
  • 728
  • Question of Comets
  • 729
  • Computer-Assisted Telescopes
  • 730
  • Sun & Moon: Solar Eclipses
  • 731
  • 465
  • 482
  • Shadows of the Moon
  • 732
  • Mountains on the Moon
  • 733
  • Phases of the Moon
  • 734
  • Star Talk: How to Talk Like an Astronomer
  • 736
  • Internet Travel: To the Moon, Alice
  • 736
  • Boosting Your Pet's Well-Being
  • Astrology: What the Stars Say About You
  • 739
  • Stars They Are A-Changin'
  • 741
  • Tides: A Beachgoer's Guide to the Tides
  • 742
  • Times & Dates
  • About Time: A Very Brief History of Time
  • 744 --
  • 484
  • A New Age in Pet Care
  • 485
  • Finding a Boarding Kennel
  • 486
  • Birds, Gerbils & More
  • Choosing a Bird Feeder
  • 486
  • Pruning Trees
  • This Recipe Is for the Birds
  • 487
  • Caged Birds That Sing
  • 488
  • Thinking of Getting a Gerbil?
  • 488
  • Bringing Up the Other Baby
  • 489
  • You Can't Take Them With You
  • 490
  • 466
  • Chapter 8
  • Travel
  • Getting There
  • Flying: Finding Air-Fare Bargains Online
  • 492
  • Online Travel Sites Worth a Visit
  • 493
  • All's Fair in the Fare Wars
  • 494
  • Two Ways to Fly for Peanuts
  • Mighty Quince
  • 494
  • How to Get an Even Cheaper Fare
  • 495
  • Vacation Packages: A Deal for You
  • 496
  • Taking the Fear out of Flying
  • 497
  • A Cure for Jet Lag?
  • 498
  • Are You on the Safest Airplane?
  • 467
  • 498
  • ...And in the Safest Seat?
  • 499
  • If You Are Bumped From a Flight
  • 499
  • No-Fly Frequent Flier Miles
  • 500
  • Making the Best of a Long Layover
  • 500
  • Sails & Rails: Tall Ships Sailing
  • Calendar Dates: The Perpetual Calendar
  • How to Change Your Name
  • 788
  • When a Child Needs a Guardian
  • 788
  • Do You Need a Will?
  • 789
  • Living Wills: Whose Life Is It Anyway?
  • 790
  • Manners & Miscellany
  • Etiquette: 21st-Century Manners
  • 748
  • 791
  • If the Queen Drops By
  • 792
  • If You Only Knew What to Do
  • 793
  • Entertaining With Children
  • 794
  • Flummoxed by Finger Bowls
  • 795
  • Putting the "R" back in R.S.V.P.
  • Holidays Around the World
  • 796
  • Lost Art of Letter Writing
  • 796
  • Art of the Thank-You Note
  • 797
  • Minding Multicultural Manners
  • 797
  • Weddings: Weddings Ring a New Bell
  • 798
  • Looking for Mr. Right
  • 749
  • 799
  • Raising a Glass
  • 800
  • All the Nuptials Fit to Print
  • 801
  • What to Say If You Get Cold Feet
  • 801
  • Ways to Remember a Big Day
  • 802
  • Stepping Out on the Dance Floor
  • Why Are There Leap Years?
  • 803
  • Genealogy: Tracing Your Family Tree
  • 803
  • Finding Grandma, the DNA Way
  • 804
  • Words: New York Times Crossword Puzzles
  • 804
  • Grammar in a Jiffy
  • 805
  • Research: Your Personal Reference Desk
  • 756
  • 806
  • Signs & Symbols
  • Visual Aids: Negotiating Highways & Byways
  • 807
  • International Road Signs
  • 807
  • Codes: If You Are Lost in the Woods
  • 808
  • Symbols of Distress
  • 808
  • How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
  • Tracking Codes
  • 808
  • Secrets in Code
  • 809
  • Semaphore Code
  • 809
  • Morse Code
  • 809
  • Without Words: Musical Notations
  • 810
  • 758
  • Proofreader's Marks
  • 811
  • Second That Emoticon
  • 811
  • How to Sign
  • 812
  • American Sign Language Alphabet
  • 812
  • Braille System
  • 812
  • Ancient Times: The Chinese Zodiac
  • 759
  • A Quick Glance at the Clock
  • How to Tell Geologic Time
  • 761
  • Figures & Formulas
  • Weights & Measures: Measuring Everything
  • 762
  • Making Do Without a Ruler
  • 762
  • U.S. Customary Units
  • 763
  • Temperature Conversions
  • 744
  • 763
  • Metric Units
  • 764
  • Long and Short of Clothing Sizes
  • 765
  • Converting U.S. Units to Metric
  • 765
  • How Far Is That in Miles?
  • 766
  • Bits, Bytes & Beyond
  • How to Tell Time Like a Sailor
  • 767
  • Special Weights & Measures
  • 767
  • Common Household Measures
  • 768
  • Chemistry & Math: Chemistry
  • 769
  • Periodic Table of Elements
  • 769
  • Placing Math on a Timeline
  • 745
  • 770
  • Algebra
  • 770
  • Reading the Signs
  • 770
  • Roman Numerals
  • 771
  • Fractions and Their Decimal Equivalents
  • 772
  • Geometry: Angles and Triangles
  • Time Zones: Daylight Saving Time
  • 772
  • Quadrilaterals and Other Polygons
  • 773
  • Right Way to View Right Triangles
  • 773
  • Solids
  • 774
  • Chapter 12
  • Law & Mores
  • Legal Guide
  • 746
  • Citizenship: How to Become a U.S. Ciitizen
  • 776
  • Registering to Vote
  • 777
  • How the Electoral College Works
  • 777
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law
  • 778
  • Getting a Passport
  • 778
  • International Time Zones
  • Obtaining a Social Security Number
  • 779
  • How to Register for the Draft
  • 780
  • How to Make a Campaign Contribution
  • 780
  • Deciphering an Opinion Poll
  • 781
  • How to Join AmeriCorps
  • 782
  • 747
  • Legalities: Jury Duty: The Whole Truth
  • 783
  • Having Your Day in Small Claims Court
  • 784
  • Where to Go When the Stakes Are Low
  • 785
  • How to Read Your F.B.I. File
  • 786
  • Divorce on the Cheap
  • 787
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Contents
  • 5
  • 46
  • Options for the Morning After
  • 47
  • Doctors & Medicine
  • Doctors: Where to Find a Good One
  • 48
  • Docs Who Make House Calls
  • 48
  • Doctor Is Online
  • 49
  • Let's Go to the Tape Measure
  • Better Off You Are
  • 50
  • Talking With Your Doctor
  • 50
  • Heart Disease: Men, Women & Disease
  • 52
  • When Seconds Count
  • 52
  • Every Stroke Matters
  • 53
  • 6
  • Handicapping Your Mini-Stroke
  • 53
  • Acetaminophen: Too Much of a Good Thing
  • 54
  • Statins: The New Miracle Drug?
  • 54
  • Let the Patient Beware
  • 55
  • Diabetes: The Diabetes Epidemic
  • 55
  • Should You Pop a Diet Pill?
  • Breast Cancer: A Primer
  • 57
  • Performing a Breast Self-Examination
  • 57
  • Mammograms
  • 58
  • Prostate Cancer: The Quandary
  • 60
  • Watch Your Waist-and Prostrate
  • 60
  • 6
  • Mental Health: Minding Your Mental Health
  • 61
  • Holiday Depression
  • 62
  • Real Nature of Depression
  • 63
  • Alternative Medicine: Other Treatments
  • 64
  • Hypnosis
  • 64
  • Overweight? Check Your Body Mass Index
  • Five Alternative Approaches
  • 66
  • Well-Kneaded Respites
  • 67
  • Exercising Away Back Pain
  • 68
  • Sleep: Snoring, From A to Zzzzz
  • 68
  • Think Before You Sleep
  • 69
  • 7
  • Having Children
  • Conception: Before You're Pregnant
  • 70
  • Best Day to Try Your Luck
  • 70
  • Pregnancy: Medical Checks in the Womb
  • 72
  • Having a Safe Pregnancy
  • 72
  • How to Figure Your Due Date
  • Exercise: No Gym, No Fees, No Strangers
  • 73
  • Some Drugs That Can Cause Problems
  • 74
  • Avoiding Another Miscarriage
  • 76
  • Fertilization: Learning the Lingo
  • 77
  • New Ways to Start a Family
  • 77
  • When Morning Sickness Comes
  • 9
  • 78
  • Quick Delivery? Try Exercise
  • 79
  • Growth of the Fetus From 8 to 40 Weeks
  • 79
  • Baby Makes More Than Three
  • 80
  • Less Pain? Deliver in the Afternoon
  • 80
  • Adoption: Adopting a Baby or Child
  • Start with 12 Minutes a Day
  • 80
  • Resources for Adoptive Parents
  • 82
  • Child Development & Parenting: Colic
  • 83
  • Toxins in Your Breast Milk
  • 84
  • Serious Face Time With Baby
  • 84
  • Who's Bringing Up Baby?
  • Chapter 1
  • 9
  • 85
  • Watch Them Grow...and Grow
  • 86
  • Hello, Mama. Hello, Papa
  • 87
  • Body Mass Index for Children
  • 88
  • Have Your Children Had All Their Shots?
  • 89
  • Knotty Problem of ADHD
  • Workout Benefits at a Glance
  • 90
  • Real Risks to Children
  • 91
  • How to Raise a Moral Child
  • 93
  • First Aid & Survival
  • First Aid: The ABC's of CPR
  • 94
  • A Primer on Rescue Breathing
  • 95
  • 10
  • Taking Shock Seriously
  • 96
  • Controlling Bleeding From an Open Wound
  • 96
  • Saving a Choking Victim
  • 97
  • Getting Burned
  • 98
  • What's Dangerous for Babies
  • 98
  • Exercise For the Time-Challenged
  • When Someone Is Poisoned
  • 99
  • Treating Insect Bites
  • 99
  • If a Snake Strikes and Bites
  • 100
  • How to Alleviate Heatstroke
  • 100
  • First Step: A First-Aid Kit
  • 101
  • 12
  • Disasters: When the Earth Shakes
  • 101
  • Surviving a Deluge
  • 103
  • Riding Out a Thunderstorm
  • 104
  • Preparing for a Hurricane
  • 104
  • When a Twister Is Approaching
  • 105
  • Body Sculpting: Cardio Machines
  • Disaster Info
  • 106
  • Safety for Swimmers and Surfers
  • 107
  • Self-Defense: If You're Mugged
  • 107
  • Basic Moves in Your Own Defense
  • 108
  • Survival Strategies: Airplane Crash
  • 109
  • 13
  • Before It All Goes Up in Smoke
  • 110
  • What to Do If Confronted by a Bear
  • 110
  • Lions and Tigers and Rhinos, Oh My
  • 111
  • Biological and Chemical Attacks
  • 111
  • Chapter 2
  • Food & Drink
  • To Sculpt a Trophy Body
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Nutrition: You Are What You Eat
  • 114
  • U.S.D.A. Food Guide
  • 115
  • Calorie Requirements
  • 116
  • Fat: The Lowdown on Low-Fat Diets
  • 117
  • Skinny on Fat
  • 15
  • 117
  • Fat Attack
  • 118
  • Vitamins: The Home Vitamin Shelf
  • 118
  • Don't Like the Newest Diet? Wait Awhile
  • 119
  • More May Be Too Many
  • 122
  • Minerals: The Mineral Minder
  • Advice Worth Its Weight in Gold
  • 123
  • Questions About Calcium
  • 124
  • Healthy Eating: The Food Label
  • 125
  • How Fish Can Help Your Heart
  • 127
  • Fish Oil: From Herring to Flounder
  • 127
  • Oil That's Really Good for You
  • Health & Fitness
  • 16
  • 128
  • Almighty Yogurt
  • 129
  • In the Kitchen
  • Recipes & Utensils: Evaluate a Recipe
  • 130
  • A Bare-Bones Kitchen
  • 131
  • Casting Call for Pots and Pans
  • 131
  • Exercise to Your Heart's Content
  • Sticky Issues of Teflon
  • 132
  • Fresh Produce & Ingredients
  • 133
  • Ripe for the Picking
  • 133
  • Hurry Up and Ripen
  • 134
  • Some Really Delicious Apples
  • 134
  • 17
  • Where the Pesticides Are
  • 135
  • Think Globally, but Eat Locally
  • 136
  • How Green Is Your Kitchen?
  • 136
  • Cooking Basics: Cooking by the Book
  • 138
  • Germ Warfare
  • 138
  • Sweating Your Way to Serenity
  • How to Carve a Turkey
  • 139
  • How to Clean a Fish
  • 140
  • Catch of the Day
  • 141
  • How to Grill a Fish
  • 142
  • And Now, the Perfect Sauce
  • 142
  • 17
  • Gourmet Dining: Chillin' With Nigella
  • 143
  • Children's Menu
  • 143
  • Vegetarian Chili With Corn Bread Topping
  • 144
  • Many Nuances of Chocolate
  • 144
  • Cooking With a Foreign Accent
  • 145
  • Avoiding Injuries: Staying Off the Bench
  • Why French Women Don't Get Fat
  • 146
  • Meeting the Cordon Bleu Test
  • 147
  • Creme Renversee au Caramel
  • 147
  • Wine, etc.
  • Wines: Starting a Wine Collection
  • 148
  • Wine by the Numbers
  • 18
  • 148
  • A Worldwide Wine Sampler
  • 149
  • Savoring a Good Wine
  • 149
  • Wine by the Book
  • 150
  • Ranking the French Elite
  • 151
  • Wines Have Temperatures, Too
  • Children's Hour
  • 152
  • For Summer, Think Pink
  • 153
  • Matches Made in Heaven
  • 154
  • Plonk Ain't What It Used to Be
  • 155
  • Champagne on the Cheap
  • 156
  • Beer: Beyond the Basic Six-Pack
  • 19
  • 157
  • Dos and Don'ts of Drinking
  • 158
  • Spirits: Mixology 101: Classic Cocktails
  • 159
  • How to Cure a Hangover
  • 159
  • Stocking the Liquor Cabinet
  • 161
  • Whiskey-Sipping Secrets
  • A Cure for Couch Potatoes
  • 161
  • Not Just Any Old Mint Julep
  • 162
  • Coffee & Tea: The Perfect Cup of Espresso
  • 163
  • Java Jolts to Start You Up
  • 164
  • A World Tour of Teas
  • 164
  • Chapter 3
  • Getting Fit
  • 20
  • Money
  • Personal Finance
  • Budgeting: You, Inc.
  • 166
  • Figuring Your Budget
  • 167
  • Calculating Your Net Worth
  • 167
  • Saving: The Best Way to Save
  • 168
  • Right Exercise Shoes
  • Risks of Online Banking
  • 168
  • How to Save $100 or More This Year
  • 169
  • How to Get a Swiss Bank Account
  • 170
  • Want to Get Rich Quick?
  • 172
  • Your Chances of (Not) Winning the Lottery
  • 173
  • 21
  • Children: What It Costs to Raise a Child
  • 173
  • Can I Have an Allowance?
  • 174
  • Teaching Kids to Use Plastic
  • 174
  • Reining in Teenage Spending
  • 175
  • Rules for Boomerang Kids
  • 176
  • Protecting Feet and Joints
  • Credit: Credit Cards That Reward
  • 177
  • Checking Up on Your Credit Rating
  • 178
  • Debt: Beyond Get-Out-of-Debt Cliches
  • 178
  • Going Bankrupt Is Harder to Do
  • 179
  • Choosing a Credit Counselor
  • 180
  • 21
  • Filing for Bankruptcy
  • 180
  • Investing
  • Stocks & Bonds: Where to Put Your Money
  • 181
  • What a Difference 10 Days Make
  • 182
  • Pick the Stock or the Moment?
  • 183
  • Bulls Are Beating the Bears
  • Signs That You Are Overdoing It
  • 183
  • As January Goes, So Goes the Year
  • 184
  • How Amateurs Might Beat Pros
  • 185
  • Does Real Estate Beat Stocks?
  • 185
  • Staying Ahead of the Yield Curve
  • 187
  • Advice From the Oracle of Omaha
  • 22
  • 187
  • Forecasting the Future
  • 189
  • Mutual Funds: How to Pick a Fund
  • 190
  • Why You Can't Beat the Market
  • 191
  • Reading a Balance Sheet
  • 192
  • Words to Watch on Wall Street
  • Looking Great
  • 194
  • How to Estimate Total Return
  • 195
  • Does Big Mean Bad for Funds?
  • 196
  • Beware of Mutual Fund Taxes
  • 197
  • Financial Advisers: Finding a Broker
  • 197
  • A Broker by Any Other Name
  • Skin Damage: The Aging Wars
  • 198
  • Retirement: Nurturing Your 401(k)
  • 199
  • Calculating Retirement Needs
  • 200
  • Real Estate
  • Home Buying: The Long View on Real Estate
  • 202
  • America's Last True Bargains
  • 204
  • 23
  • Better to Buy or Rent?
  • 204
  • Mortgages: The Mortgage Minefield
  • 207
  • What Lenders Want to Know
  • 208
  • Which Mortgage Is for You?
  • 210
  • Terms to Learn Before Closing
  • 212
  • Losing Weight: Getting and Staying Trim
  • New Anti-Aging Makeup
  • Figuring Your Monthly Payments
  • 212
  • Playing the Refinancing Game
  • 213
  • Beware of the Reverse Mortgage
  • 214
  • Second Homes: A Cottage in the Country
  • 215
  • Priciest Vacation Havens
  • 216
  • 24
  • Sick of the Suburbs?
  • 218
  • Opportunities: Houses on the Cheap
  • 220
  • Bargains Beyond the Borders
  • 221
  • When You Are Homesick at 64
  • 223
  • Beyond Houses
  • 224
  • Moles That Turn Deadly
  • Insurance & Taxes
  • Buyers Guide: Policies to Keep You Covered
  • 226
  • Life Insurance
  • 226
  • Health Insurance
  • 228
  • Disability Insurance
  • 229
  • Homeowner's Insurance
  • 25
  • 230
  • Automobile Insurance
  • 233
  • Filing an Auto Insurance Claim
  • 233
  • Why Bet on Long-Term Care Insurance?
  • 234
  • Coverage You May Not Need
  • 235
  • Know Your Insurance Terms
  • Protecting Yourself From the Sun
  • 235 --
  • 26
  • January is the Cruelest Month
  • 26
  • Beauty Aids: A Magic Moisturizer?
  • 27
  • 3
  • Foundation of Everything
  • 28
  • Tips From a Top Makeup Artist
  • 29
  • Do-It-Yourself Facial Peels
  • 30
  • Adding That Youthful Glow
  • 30
  • Enhancements: A New Kind of Beauty
  • 31
  • Does Your Weight Fit You?
  • Six Injections and What They Do
  • 32
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat
  • 33
  • Hair: An Embarrassment of Baldness
  • 33
  • Tender Loving Care for Delicate Hair
  • 34
  • Teeth: Beyond the Pale
  • 35
  • 4
  • Sexuality
  • Hormones: Hormones Are Everything
  • 36
  • Sex Effects
  • 37
  • Contraception: Better Safe Than Dismayed
  • 38
  • Menopause: When Menopause Comes
  • 38
  • How Sex Life Changes
  • Cyber-Trim and Cyber-Fit
  • 40
  • Dysfunction: When the Pump Won't Work
  • 41
  • Sexual Diseases: STD's
  • 42
  • Protecting Yourself From AIDS
  • 44
  • Search for an AIDS Vaccine
  • 45
  • Abortion: Facts and Figures
  • Giving Circle
  • Make Room for Scooters
  • 277
  • Condos on Wheels
  • 277
  • On the Horizon: Off-Road RV's
  • 278
  • Stopping Auto Rustlers
  • 279
  • Home Technology
  • Computers: Networking Your Home
  • 240
  • 280
  • Many Computers, Many Choices
  • 283
  • A Basic Computer Just for E-Mail
  • 284
  • Secrets to Hard-Drive Hygiene
  • 284
  • Moving Data to a New Computer
  • 285
  • Making Old Files New Again
  • Give-and-Take of Charitable Giving
  • 286
  • E.R. for Hard Drives
  • 287
  • Lifespan of a Diskette
  • 288
  • Backing Up While On the Go
  • 288
  • How Never to Miss an E-mail
  • 289
  • Online: A Bounty of Browsers
  • 241
  • 290
  • Serene Behind a Firewall
  • 290
  • Service & Energy: Computer Docs
  • 291
  • I Vant to Drink Your Vatts
  • 292
  • Audio & Video: Finding Podcasts
  • 292
  • Satellite Radio That Follows You Home
  • What to Show Your Accountant
  • 293
  • TV: Where the World Is Really Flat
  • 294
  • Big Screen on a Small Budget
  • 294
  • Phones: Making Calls Without a Phone
  • 296
  • Should Your PC Be Your Phone?
  • 297
  • Choosing a Cellphone Plan
  • 242
  • 298
  • Cameras: Have Digital, Will Travel
  • 298
  • Collecting
  • Art: A Guide for the Artless
  • 300
  • When Beauty and Value Merge
  • 302
  • What to Look for in a Painting
  • 303
  • Picking an Accountant
  • Antiques: How to Spot a Real Antique
  • 303
  • How to Recognize Famous-Name Antiques
  • 305
  • What's Your Collection Worth?
  • 306
  • Going on the Antiques Roadshow
  • 307
  • Auctions: Hot Bids, Cold Sweats
  • 307
  • 242
  • Culling the Junk From the Collectibles
  • 308
  • Bargains at Charity Auctions
  • 309
  • Demystifying eBay
  • 310
  • Shopping in Uncle Sam's Attic
  • 310
  • Sniffing Out a Fake
  • 311
  • Audits: How Does the I.R.S. Pick Audits?
  • Gems, Etc.: Diamonds: What's in a Rock?
  • 312
  • Pearls: Only the Oyster Knows for Sure
  • 313
  • Price of Sparkle in Your Life
  • 314
  • Silver: Look for a Lion or a King
  • 314
  • Virtual Stamp Collecting
  • 315
  • 243
  • Profiting From Botched-Up Stamps
  • 315
  • Wine: A Consumable Asset
  • 316
  • Oriental Rugs: On a Magic Carpet Ride
  • 317
  • Guitars With a Real Twang
  • 318
  • Chapter 5
  • Education
  • Tax Planning: Overlooked Deductions
  • If the I.R.S. Comes Knocking
  • Pre-K Through 12
  • Pre-School: Lighten Up, Parents
  • 320
  • How Children Really Learn
  • 321
  • Identifying a Gifted Child
  • 321
  • Acquiring a Second Tongue
  • 322
  • Strategies: Does Music Make You Smarter?
  • 244
  • 323
  • Chess Check-up
  • 324
  • How to Succeed in Science
  • 324
  • Physical Education Is Getting Fitter
  • 325
  • Testing: Public vs. Private School
  • 326
  • Child Who Does Too Much
  • Chapter 4
  • 326
  • Cures for Text Anxiety
  • 327
  • Homework: A Helping Hand at Day's End
  • 328
  • Teaching Techniques: Single-Sex Schools
  • 329
  • Goodbye, Class. See You in the Fall
  • 330
  • Inside the Teenage Mind
  • Spending & Saving
  • 330
  • Reading: Summer Reading
  • 332
  • Best Books for Kids, 2001-2005
  • 333
  • College & Beyond
  • Getting In: Translating the "New" SAT
  • 336
  • SAT Scores: "Will I Get In?"
  • 336
  • Consumer Advice
  • Prepping for the SAT's
  • 337
  • Truth About College Rankings
  • 338
  • Campus Reality Tour
  • 339
  • Admissions Game
  • 341
  • Factors in Admissions Decisions
  • 341
  • Shopping Online: The Online Bazaar
  • College Athletics: From Field to Dorm
  • 343
  • Do A.P. Courses Help?
  • 343
  • Getting Credit Before You Go
  • 345
  • Arts Education: What Would Picasso Do?
  • 346
  • Dancing Around the Subject
  • 347
  • 246
  • Financial Aid: Coping With the Cost
  • 348
  • College Grants You Don't Have to Repay
  • 350
  • Courses of Study: Life 101
  • 350
  • Two-Year Option
  • 351
  • Student's Life
  • 351
  • Comparison Shopping Made Easy
  • Getting a College Degree Abroad
  • 352
  • U.S. Exchange Programs
  • 354
  • Harvard at a Bargain Price
  • 355
  • New Face of Facebooks
  • 355
  • How to Win a Rhodes Scholarship
  • 356
  • 246
  • Other Roads to Study Abroad
  • 357
  • Grad School: Let Abe Lincoln Guide You
  • 358
  • Psst! Apply to Law School
  • 359
  • Are You a Master of the Universe?
  • 359
  • Beyond Law School Rankings
  • 360
  • Sites for Savvy Shoppers
  • If You're Thinking of Med School
  • 361
  • Is B-School Worth the Big Bucks?
  • 363
  • Real World: Free Advice
  • 364
  • Chapter 6
  • Careers
  • Picking a Profession: Personality Tests
  • 366
  • 237
  • 247
  • What's Your Type?
  • 367
  • Job Hunting: Networking Online
  • 367
  • Remember Your SAT Scores?
  • 368
  • Best Web Sites for Job Seekers
  • 369
  • Honing Your Skills for the Hunt
  • 370
  • Strategies: If You've Got It, Flaunt It
  • Getting Hired: Job Interviews
  • 371
  • 20 Terms to Avoid on a Resume
  • 372
  • A Resume That Works
  • 373
  • Now, Let's Go to the Videotape
  • 373
  • Strategies: Want a Job, Get an Internship
  • 374
  • 248
  • Majors With a Pragmatic Bent
  • 374
  • Occupational Outlook
  • 375
  • Where the Best Jobs Will Be
  • 375
  • Go West, Job Seeker
  • 376
  • 30 Fastest-Growing Professions
  • 377
  • When to Take Out Your Wallet
  • Salaries: What Legends Get Paid
  • 378
  • What 100 Jobs Pay
  • 379
  • Smart Moves
  • Leadership: Who Gets to the Corner Office?
  • 382
  • Changing Profile of Chief Executives
  • 382
  • Management by the Book
  • 249
  • 383
  • Who Makes It in Washington?
  • 384
  • Office Politics: Bully Bosses
  • 385
  • A Spotter's Guide to Brutal Bosses
  • 386
  • Disagreeing With the Boss
  • 387
  • How to Shush the Office Magpie
  • Tipping: How Much?
  • 388
  • Job Transfers: A Year Abroad as a Career Move
  • 388
  • What to Know Before You Go Abroad
  • 389
  • Stress Management: Beat Burnout
  • 390
  • Commuting: The Long Road to Work
  • 390
  • Stressful and Stressless Jobs
  • 250
  • 391
  • E-Mail Menace
  • 392
  • Moving Up: How to Get Your Next Raise
  • 392
  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell
  • 393
  • When You Get a Better Offer
  • 394
  • How to Get Your Head Hunted
  • Don't Forget the Hotel Maid
  • 395
  • Moving On: When to Jump Ship
  • 396
  • If Your Company Is Sold
  • 396
  • You're Fired: The Art of the Comeback
  • 397
  • I Quit!!!
  • 397
  • Womenless Workforce
  • 250
  • 399
  • Second Careers: What Is Your New Career?
  • 400
  • Where Career Switchers Go
  • 402
  • They'd Rather Switch
  • 403
  • Want to Be Your Own Boss?
  • 404
  • A Chair Fit for a Chairman
  • Buying Old Is New Again
  • 405
  • Your New "Retirement" Plan
  • 406
  • Chapter 7
  • House & Garden
  • Around the House
  • Remodeling: How to Pick a Contractor
  • 408
  • Smaller Families = Bigger Houses?
  • 408
  • Preparing Tax Returns Right the First Time
  • 251
  • Just in Case Things Go Wrong
  • 410
  • Emotional Roller Coaster
  • 411
  • If I Had a Hammer
  • 411
  • How Long Is a Lifetime?
  • 412
  • Decorating: Antique Hardware
  • 413
  • Worthless Warranties?
  • How to Stencil a Floor
  • 413
  • Taming Monster Spaces
  • 414
  • Living Large in Small Rooms
  • 414
  • Secret World of Decorators
  • 415
  • Ready-to-Eat Kitchens
  • 416
  • 252
  • My Stove Is Bigger Than Your Stove
  • 417
  • Concrete Is Oh-So Decorative
  • 418
  • Behind Closet Doors
  • 419
  • Where to Stash a Flat-Screen TV
  • 419
  • Shelves That Last a Lifetime
  • 420
  • Bargains in Your Post Office
  • Luminous Life of Paint
  • 421
  • Not All Paints Are Created Equal
  • 422
  • Fixing the Light Fantastic
  • 423
  • Right Shade for the Right Lamp
  • 424
  • Track Lighting That Disappears
  • 424
  • 253
  • Right Bulb for the Right Light
  • 425
  • Frame the World Around You
  • 425
  • Furnishings: A Grandfather Clock to Go
  • 427
  • Beds You Won't Lose Sleep On
  • 427
  • A Little Pillow Talk
  • 428
  • Identity Theft: Protecting Your Data
  • Put Some Spring in Your Sofa
  • 429
  • What's Hidden Under the Rug?
  • 430
  • Out, Out, Damn Spot
  • 430
  • Looking Behind the Curtains
  • 431
  • Maintenance: Cut Your Heating Bills
  • 431
  • 254
  • Potential Savings From a New Furnace
  • 432
  • When to Fix It, When to Junk It
  • 434
  • Protecting Your Castle From Time
  • 434
  • What to Look For on a Leaky Roof
  • 435
  • Help for a Leaking Toilet
  • 436
  • Who's Vulnerable to Identity Theft?
  • If a House Is a Hot Zone
  • 437
  • When You Fire the Handyman
  • 438
  • In the Garden
  • Planting: Figments That Turn Into Flowers
  • 440
  • Where Green Thumbs Shop
  • 440
  • Where the Growing Zones Fall
  • 255
  • 441
  • A Sower's Guide to Soil
  • 442
  • Tipping the pH Scales
  • 444
  • Dig and You Shall Reap
  • 445
  • Good Gardeners' Secret Weapon
  • 445
  • Flowers: A Bulb Lover's Choices
  • Emergencies: Preparing for a Quick Getaway
  • 446
  • We Promise You a Rose Garden
  • 447
  • Out, Out Black Spot
  • 448
  • 10 (Comparatively) Easy Roses
  • 449
  • Scent of a Garden
  • 450
  • How to Train a Rose
  • 237
  • 256
  • 450
  • 10 (Absolutely) Scented Roses
  • 451
  • Perfect Plants for Tough Places
  • 452
  • 60-Second Gardener
  • 453
  • Vegetables: Late-Season Vegetables
  • 454
  • What Makes Them Heirlooms?
  • In Case I Get Hit by a Bus
  • 455
  • A Vegetable for Every Pot
  • 456
  • Feed Your Plants
  • 458
  • Herbs for All Spaces
  • 459
  • Pests & Pruning: Doing Battle With Blight
  • 460
  • How to Attract Butterflies
  • 257
  • 462
  • To Lure a Hummingbird
  • 462
  • Even Plants Need a Haircut
  • 463
  • How to Delay Blooming
  • 463
  • Pruners and Spades to Die For
  • 464 --
  • Going Out Feetfirst
  • 258
  • Truth About Embalming
  • 259
  • Autos
  • Buying: What Dealers Won't Tell You
  • 260
  • Six Year-End Tax-Saving Tips
  • Alternatives to Kicking the Tires
  • 261
  • New Ways to Buy Used Cars
  • 261
  • Car of the Future?
  • 262
  • Cars Across the Land
  • 263
  • Beyond Gasoline
  • 264
  • 239
  • Driving: A Racer on Driving Defensively
  • 265
  • What It Takes to Stop in Time
  • 265
  • For Safety, First Buckle Up
  • 266
  • Holding Your Liquor
  • 267
  • Meaning of Tipsy
  • 267
  • Estate Planning: A Trust With Pros and Cons
  • Helping Your Child Drive Safely
  • 268
  • Choosing a Driving School
  • 269
  • When to Hang Up the Keys
  • 270
  • Help When You're Stranded
  • 271
  • Maintenance: The Manual or the Mechanic?
  • 272
  • 239
  • Gas Misers
  • 273
  • Drinking Soda and Driving
  • 274
  • Gas-Saving Strategies
  • 274
  • Cycles & RV's:
  • 275
  • Taking a Cycle for a Spin
  • 275
  • Perfect Lawn
  • 501
  • If Shuffleboard Isn't Your Thing
  • 501
  • Deck by Deck
  • 502
  • Cruising the World
  • 502
  • Riding the Rails
  • 503
  • Distances Between Major U.S. Cities
  • 467
  • 504
  • Lodging: The World's Most Charming Inns
  • 504
  • Where the Well-Heeled Stay
  • 506
  • Taking a Bite of the Big Apple
  • 507
  • Hush-Hush Hotels
  • 508
  • Palaces That Could Be Yours
  • Grass Is Always Greener
  • 510
  • Swapping Castles
  • 511
  • Get Thee to a Monastery
  • 512
  • Incidentals: It's a Wireless World
  • 512
  • Getting an 11th-Hour Passport
  • 513
  • Calling Home for Less
  • 469
  • 514
  • Case for Trip Insurance
  • 515
  • Travelers' Illnesses
  • 515
  • A Short Guide to Travel Guides
  • 516
  • Blogs: Need Even More Travel Advice?
  • 517
  • Hot Spots
  • Indoors & Out: Houseplants
  • Asia: Southeast Asia's Tourist Meccas
  • 519
  • Angkor Wat: Temples & Terror
  • 520
  • Chowing Down in Shanghai
  • 521
  • Beyond the Taj Mahal
  • 523
  • Islands: The Caribbean's Hidden Gems
  • 523
  • 470
  • Next St. Bart's
  • 525
  • Treasures Beneath the Sea
  • 526
  • Cuba: You Can't There From Here
  • 527
  • Pearl of the Atlantic Regains Its Luster
  • 527
  • Beyond Hawaii's Big Island
  • 528
  • Location, Location, Location
  • Greece: So Many Islands, So Little Time
  • 530
  • Family Travel: Beyond Disney World
  • 533
  • Perfect Meals in London and Paris
  • 534
  • Monaco: Not Just for Adults
  • 536
  • Natural Treasures
  • National Parks: America's Crown Jewels
  • 471
  • 538
  • Sure Ways to Beat the Crowds
  • 541
  • Best Park Guides
  • 545
  • Where the Crowds Aren't
  • 546
  • Pick a Park, Any Park
  • 549
  • Lodges: Places to Hang Your Hiking Boots
  • Books: Gardening From A to Z
  • 551
  • Paths Across the Nation
  • 552
  • Wildlife: Catch a Glimpse of a Bighorn
  • 554
  • Where to Watch the Whales
  • 555
  • Way South: Galapagos Unbound
  • 556
  • A Birdwatcher's Best Friend
  • 472
  • 557
  • Rain Forests: Wet and Wild
  • 558
  • Butterflies Are Free
  • 559
  • Pyramids Next Door
  • 559
  • On Safari: Into the Heart of Africa
  • 561
  • Where the Wild Things Roam
  • Trees & Lawns: From Root to Branch
  • 10 Terrific Public Gardens
  • 563
  • Adventure
  • Trekking: A Heck of a Trek
  • 564
  • G.P.S. Devices: Lost and Found
  • 565
  • Life Is Better in Bhutan
  • 567
  • Hiking All Day, Pampered at Night
  • 568
  • 473
  • Biking: Your Personal Tour de France
  • 572
  • River Trips: Slow Boats Through Europe
  • 573
  • Renting a Canal Cruiser
  • 574
  • White Water Runs Through It
  • 574
  • Ultimate River-Rafting Trip
  • 576
  • Beautiful Gardens That Gather Moss
  • Pristine Places: Sites for the Intrepid Traveler
  • 577
  • Follow the Silk Road to the 'Stans
  • 579
  • Chapter 9
  • Sports & Games
  • A Fan's Guide
  • Baseball: Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  • 582
  • Baseball's Winter Games
  • 473
  • 584
  • Following the Boys of Summer in the Spring
  • 587
  • Tickets: Nothing Beats Being There
  • 588
  • Football: Reading the Football Ref's Arms
  • 589
  • Scalper's Guide: Snagging a Seat
  • 590
  • Get Ready for the Kickoff
  • Pets
  • 591
  • Basketball: A Short History of B-ball
  • 592
  • A Who's Who of Pro Hoop Teams
  • 593
  • Odds of Winning the Office Pool
  • 594
  • Hockey: The Fastest Game on Ice
  • 594
  • Where to Watch the Puck Fly
  • Dogs & Cats: Picking a Canine Companion
  • 595
  • Auto Racing: Following the Racing Flags
  • 596
  • Legends: How to Get to the Hall of Fame
  • 597
  • Must-See Sites for Sports Junkies
  • 598
  • An Athelete's Guide
  • Golf: Get a Grip on Your Golf Game
  • 599
  • 474
  • How Handicapping Works
  • 601
  • Playing Golf Like a Billionaire
  • 602
  • Power Game
  • 603
  • Game Plans: How to Play Smart Tennis
  • 604
  • Basketball: The Home Court Advantage
  • 604
  • Fair Weather Friends
  • Picking a Tennis Racket
  • 605
  • Growing Squash
  • 606
  • Hitting the Softball Every Time
  • 606
  • From Little Leaguer to All-Star
  • 607
  • Should Kids Play Football?
  • 608
  • 474
  • Sports for a Summer Day
  • 609
  • How to Ride a Raging Bull
  • 612
  • Rodeos With a Twist
  • 613
  • Outdoors: Bicycles: Deals on Wheels
  • 614
  • Beyond the Basic Bike
  • 615
  • Congenital Defects in Dogs
  • How to Swim Like a Fish
  • 616
  • Snorkeling: A Mask and the Deep Blue
  • 617
  • Fishing: Finding Bigger, Meaner Fish
  • 618
  • Flies That Never Fail
  • 619
  • A Little Night Fishing
  • 620
  • 465
  • 475
  • Rare Books for an Angler's Soul
  • 621
  • Call of the Hunt
  • 621
  • Dick Cheney's Hunting Lessons
  • 623
  • Falconry: A Sport of Sultans
  • 624
  • Rock Climbing: Clinging to the Crags
  • 625
  • Buying a Pedigree Pup
  • Winter Games: Polar Chills and Thrills
  • 627
  • Fitting a Snowshoe
  • 627
  • Dangers of Thin Air
  • 628
  • Snowboarding: Catching Some Air
  • 630
  • Skiing: It's All Downhill From Here
  • 632
  • 476
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • 632
  • Best of the West and East
  • 633
  • How Long Should Your Skis Be?
  • 634
  • Face-Saving Lessons From the North Pole
  • 635
  • Igloos: Living Like the Inuit
  • 636
  • That Doggie in the Pop-up Window
  • Hitch Rover and Go Skijoring
  • 637
  • Gear for Warm Toes and Safe Wrists
  • 637
  • Adventures in Wild Skating
  • 638
  • Figure-Skating: Making It on the Ice
  • 638
  • Anatomy of an Ice Skate
  • 640
  • 477
  • Extreme Sports: Radical Races
  • 640
  • Waivers: The Fine Print
  • 641
  • Parlor Games
  • Pool: Taking Cues From a Shark
  • 642
  • Pool Rules
  • 643
  • Online Gaming: Rules for Multiplayer Newbies
  • Adopting From an Animal Shelter
  • 644
  • Board Games: Secrets of a Monopoly Champ
  • 645
  • Most Landed-on Monopolies
  • 646
  • A-D-V-I-C-E From a Scrabble Master
  • 647
  • Go Directly to Go
  • 648
  • Bored? Looking for Board Games
  • 477
  • 648
  • Mah-Jongg: Joining the Tile-High Club
  • 649
  • Where Kings and Queens Reign
  • 650
  • Card Games: Poker: Cut the Deck, Please
  • 653
  • What Beats What
  • 654
  • Be Prepared to Bet the Ranch
  • Smelling Like a Wet Dog
  • 655
  • A Guide to Poker-Table Manners
  • 657
  • A Full House With Harry or Johnny
  • 657
  • Poker Can Make You Rich...or President
  • 658
  • Rest: From Bridge to Solitaire
  • 658
  • Seduced by Sudoku
  • 477
  • 664
  • Chapter 10
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Movies & TV
  • Classics: The Very Best "Best Movies" List
  • 666
  • Who Is Oscar, Anyway?
  • 666
  • Fan Fun: Online Sites for Movie and TV fans
  • 671
  • How to De-Skunk Your Dog
  • Parties: Just in Case You Get Invited
  • 672
  • Home Video: Best DVD's You Haven't Seen
  • 673
  • Films for a Very Rainy Day
  • 676
  • Festivals: Film Festivals Worth the Journey
  • 677
  • How to Get on a Reality Tv Show
  • 678
  • Trees You Can Adopt
  • 478
  • Children: The Best 100 Movies for Kids
  • 679
  • Music
  • Critics' Picks: Picks for a Desert Island
  • 681
  • Where Classical Music Thrives
  • 682
  • What Jazzes Wynton Marsalis
  • 685
  • Pop & Rock: Rock & Roll Royalty
  • Dieting-A Dog's Life
  • 686
  • Opera & Ballet: Cecilia Bartoli Airs Her Arias
  • 689
  • Opera-Wherever You May Be
  • 690
  • Ballet at Its Best
  • 691
  • Indie Music & Jazz: The Earliest Recordings
  • 691
  • For R&B and Jazz Lovers
  • 478
  • 692
  • A Who's Who of Music Lists
  • 692
  • Sites From the Underground
  • 693
  • Festivals: The Best Summer Festivals
  • 694
  • Battle of the Bands
  • 695
  • World's Most Remote Music Festival
  • All the Cat's Meows
  • 696
  • Museums & Books
  • Art: The World's Great Modern Museums
  • 697
  • Can't Get to the Louvre? Try This
  • 698
  • Small European Gems
  • 699
  • Whistler's Mother Unseated
  • 700
  • 479
  • Architecture: Sites for Your Eyes
  • 701
  • Great Books: Best Books of the 21st Century
  • 702
  • Libraries: Getting Lost in the Stacks
  • 708
  • Beloved American Novels
  • 708
  • Chapter 11
  • Everyday Science
  • Pet Photos: Smile and Say "Arf"
  • Weather & Geology
  • Forecasting: Crickets as Thermometers
  • 710
  • When to Believe the Weatherman
  • 710
  • What Weather Maps Say
  • 711
  • Weather Watching Around the U.S.
  • 712
  • Know Which Way the Wind Blows
  • 480
  • 713
  • Be Your Own Forecaster
  • 714
  • Why Windchill Matters
  • 715
  • Hurricanes: Stormy Weather Ahead
  • 715
  • Avoiding Hypothermia
  • 716
  • Looking Beyond the Clouds
  • Jumpy? Try DogCatRadio
  • 717
  • Earth Science: How to Read Rocks
  • 717
  • Common Minerals and Their Uses
  • 718
  • Predicting Earthquakes
  • 719
  • Earthquake-Prone Zones
  • 721
  • Magnitude of Tremors
  • 481
  • 721
  • Stars & Tides
  • Stars & Planets: With the Naked Eye
  • 722
  • Night Sky: Month by Month
  • 723
  • Stars and Constellations
  • 724
  • Our Closest Stellar Neighbors
  • 725
  • Vets: When Your Pet Gets Sick
  • A Portrait of the Planets
  • 726
  • What's a Planet, Anyway?
  • 728
  • Question of Comets
  • 729
  • Computer-Assisted Telescopes
  • 730
  • Sun & Moon: Solar Eclipses
  • 731
  • 465
  • 482
  • Shadows of the Moon
  • 732
  • Mountains on the Moon
  • 733
  • Phases of the Moon
  • 734
  • Star Talk: How to Talk Like an Astronomer
  • 736
  • Internet Travel: To the Moon, Alice
  • 736
  • Boosting Your Pet's Well-Being
  • Astrology: What the Stars Say About You
  • 739
  • Stars They Are A-Changin'
  • 741
  • Tides: A Beachgoer's Guide to the Tides
  • 742
  • Times & Dates
  • About Time: A Very Brief History of Time
  • 744 --
  • 484
  • A New Age in Pet Care
  • 485
  • Finding a Boarding Kennel
  • 486
  • Birds, Gerbils & More
  • Choosing a Bird Feeder
  • 486
  • Pruning Trees
  • This Recipe Is for the Birds
  • 487
  • Caged Birds That Sing
  • 488
  • Thinking of Getting a Gerbil?
  • 488
  • Bringing Up the Other Baby
  • 489
  • You Can't Take Them With You
  • 490
  • 466
  • Chapter 8
  • Travel
  • Getting There
  • Flying: Finding Air-Fare Bargains Online
  • 492
  • Online Travel Sites Worth a Visit
  • 493
  • All's Fair in the Fare Wars
  • 494
  • Two Ways to Fly for Peanuts
  • Mighty Quince
  • 494
  • How to Get an Even Cheaper Fare
  • 495
  • Vacation Packages: A Deal for You
  • 496
  • Taking the Fear out of Flying
  • 497
  • A Cure for Jet Lag?
  • 498
  • Are You on the Safest Airplane?
  • 467
  • 498
  • ...And in the Safest Seat?
  • 499
  • If You Are Bumped From a Flight
  • 499
  • No-Fly Frequent Flier Miles
  • 500
  • Making the Best of a Long Layover
  • 500
  • Sails & Rails: Tall Ships Sailing
  • Calendar Dates: The Perpetual Calendar
  • How to Change Your Name
  • 788
  • When a Child Needs a Guardian
  • 788
  • Do You Need a Will?
  • 789
  • Living Wills: Whose Life Is It Anyway?
  • 790
  • Manners & Miscellany
  • Etiquette: 21st-Century Manners
  • 748
  • 791
  • If the Queen Drops By
  • 792
  • If You Only Knew What to Do
  • 793
  • Entertaining With Children
  • 794
  • Flummoxed by Finger Bowls
  • 795
  • Putting the "R" back in R.S.V.P.
  • Holidays Around the World
  • 796
  • Lost Art of Letter Writing
  • 796
  • Art of the Thank-You Note
  • 797
  • Minding Multicultural Manners
  • 797
  • Weddings: Weddings Ring a New Bell
  • 798
  • Looking for Mr. Right
  • 749
  • 799
  • Raising a Glass
  • 800
  • All the Nuptials Fit to Print
  • 801
  • What to Say If You Get Cold Feet
  • 801
  • Ways to Remember a Big Day
  • 802
  • Stepping Out on the Dance Floor
  • Why Are There Leap Years?
  • 803
  • Genealogy: Tracing Your Family Tree
  • 803
  • Finding Grandma, the DNA Way
  • 804
  • Words: New York Times Crossword Puzzles
  • 804
  • Grammar in a Jiffy
  • 805
  • Research: Your Personal Reference Desk
  • 756
  • 806
  • Signs & Symbols
  • Visual Aids: Negotiating Highways & Byways
  • 807
  • International Road Signs
  • 807
  • Codes: If You Are Lost in the Woods
  • 808
  • Symbols of Distress
  • 808
  • How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
  • Tracking Codes
  • 808
  • Secrets in Code
  • 809
  • Semaphore Code
  • 809
  • Morse Code
  • 809
  • Without Words: Musical Notations
  • 810
  • 758
  • Proofreader's Marks
  • 811
  • Second That Emoticon
  • 811
  • How to Sign
  • 812
  • American Sign Language Alphabet
  • 812
  • Braille System
  • 812
  • Ancient Times: The Chinese Zodiac
  • 759
  • A Quick Glance at the Clock
  • How to Tell Geologic Time
  • 761
  • Figures & Formulas
  • Weights & Measures: Measuring Everything
  • 762
  • Making Do Without a Ruler
  • 762
  • U.S. Customary Units
  • 763
  • Temperature Conversions
  • 744
  • 763
  • Metric Units
  • 764
  • Long and Short of Clothing Sizes
  • 765
  • Converting U.S. Units to Metric
  • 765
  • How Far Is That in Miles?
  • 766
  • Bits, Bytes & Beyond
  • How to Tell Time Like a Sailor
  • 767
  • Special Weights & Measures
  • 767
  • Common Household Measures
  • 768
  • Chemistry & Math: Chemistry
  • 769
  • Periodic Table of Elements
  • 769
  • Placing Math on a Timeline
  • 745
  • 770
  • Algebra
  • 770
  • Reading the Signs
  • 770
  • Roman Numerals
  • 771
  • Fractions and Their Decimal Equivalents
  • 772
  • Geometry: Angles and Triangles
  • Time Zones: Daylight Saving Time
  • 772
  • Quadrilaterals and Other Polygons
  • 773
  • Right Way to View Right Triangles
  • 773
  • Solids
  • 774
  • Chapter 12
  • Law & Mores
  • Legal Guide
  • 746
  • Citizenship: How to Become a U.S. Ciitizen
  • 776
  • Registering to Vote
  • 777
  • How the Electoral College Works
  • 777
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law
  • 778
  • Getting a Passport
  • 778
  • International Time Zones
  • Obtaining a Social Security Number
  • 779
  • How to Register for the Draft
  • 780
  • How to Make a Campaign Contribution
  • 780
  • Deciphering an Opinion Poll
  • 781
  • How to Join AmeriCorps
  • 782
  • 747
  • Legalities: Jury Duty: The Whole Truth
  • 783
  • Having Your Day in Small Claims Court
  • 784
  • Where to Go When the Stakes Are Low
  • 785
  • How to Read Your F.B.I. File
  • 786
  • Divorce on the Cheap
  • 787
Control code
ocm70708067
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 834 pages
Isbn
9780312353889
Lccn
2006045081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
646.7 N42 ; P ; XX-N ; C1206BT5 (NO).
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70708067
  • (Sirsi) o70708067

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