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Melissa d’Arabian, host of Food Network’s Ten Dollar Dinners and season 5 winner of The Next Food Network Star, makes good on the $10 promise of dinner for four in her debut cookbook.

For home cooks who care about what they feed their families and want to stretch their dollars, Melissa is the best guide for putting delicious meals on the table. She focuses on savvy budgeting, efficient shopping, and full-flavored cooking. Ten Dollar Dinners has 140 recipes and more than 100 creative, practical tips on great money-savers (“Clear-Your-Pantry Week”); inventive takes on old standby dinners (try her Moroccan Meatloaf); and how to get ingredients to last longer (keep your green onions in a glass of water and they will regrow several times over!). And with a coding system to help you create your own $10 menu, Ten Dollar Dinners celebrates spending with purpose, cooking with love, minimizing time spent in front of the stove, and savoring your homemade meal.

Melissa is a pro at creating satisfying meals that adults and kids alike will enjoy, using everyday ingredients and transforming them into delicious dinners. Her ...
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The Coconut Oil Cure: Essential Recipes and Remedies to Heal Your Body Inside and Out cover
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All You Need to Take Advantage of Coconut Oil's Many Health Benefits


With The Coconut Oil Cure, you hold the key to improved health and beauty using a tropical fruit prized for its healing properties and versatile applications. In addition to delicious recipes that help you lose weight and lower inflammation, you'll find step-by-step instructions for creating natural, effective remedies like healing massage creams, therapeutic skin treatments, and sumptuous anti-aging potions.


  • An easy-to-understand overview of coconut oil and its many uses in improving overall health and wellness

  • 14 simple recipes for natural cosmetics like Bronzing Cinnamon Body Butter and Coconut Oil Beach Hair Spray

  • 16 effective recipes to soothe and cure common ailments such as dandruff, skin rashes, and sore throats

  • 100 delicious recipes that make it easy to cook with coconut, including many vegan and Paleo-friendly dishes

  • A handy shopper's guide to ensure you purchase the right type and quality of coconut oil for your personal needs

  • Plus, you'll find ten bonus recipes from the bestselling <...
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    The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn cover
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    Start-to-finish, fun projects for makers of all types, ages, and skill levels!

    This easy-to-follow guide features dozens of DIY, low-cost projects that will arm you with the skills necessary to dream up and build your own creations. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn offers practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers. Each project features non-technical, step-by-step instructions with photos and illustrations to ensure success and expand your imagination. You will learn recyclables hacks, smartphone tweaks, paper circuits, e-textiles, musical instruments, coding and programming, 3-D printing, and much, much more!

    Discover how to create:

    • Brushbot warriors, scribble machines, and balloon hovercrafts
    • Smartphone illusions, holograms, and projections
    • Paper circuits, origami, greeting cards, and pop-ups
    • Dodgeball, mazes, and other interesting Scratch games
    • Organs, guitars, and percussion instruments
    • Sewed LED bracelets, art cuffs, and Arduino stuffie
    • Makey Makey and littleBits gadgets
    • Programs for plug-and-play an...
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    Pomodoro Technique Illustrated: The Easy Way to Do More in Less Time (Pragmatic Life) cover
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    Printed in full color.

    Do you ever look at the clock and wonder where the day went? You spent all this time at work and didn't come close to getting everything done. Tomorrow try something new. Use the Pomodoro Technique to work in focused sprints throughout the day. In Pomodoro Technique Illustrated, Staffan N teberg shows you how to organize your work to accomplish more in less time. There's no need for expensive software or fancy planners. You can get started with nothing more than a piece of paper, a pencil, and a kitchen timer.

    You have so much you need to accomplish today. Your list is a mile long and you find yourself getting interrupted every other minute. You'd like to tell everyone to leave you alone, but most of the interruptions are coming from you! You think of a phone call you need to make or a web site you need to check and before you know it you're answering email, checking twitter, and finding a million other things to occupy your time.

    You need to focus---really focus.

    The Pomodoro Technique puts you back in charge of your day. You'll apply successful techniques from software engineering to iden...
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    Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World cover
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    New York Times bestselling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk shares hard-won advice on how to connect with customers and beat the competition. A mash-up of the best elements of Crush It! and The Thank You Economy with a fresh spin, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook is a blueprint to social media marketing strategies that really works. 

    When managers and marketers outline their social media strategies, they plan for the “right hook”—their next sale or campaign that’s going to knock out the competition. Even companies committed to jabbing—patiently engaging with customers to build the relationships crucial to successful social media campaigns—want to land the punch that will take down their opponent or their customer’s resistance in one blow. Right hooks convert traffic to sales and easily show results. Except when they don’t.

    Thanks to massive change and proliferation in social media platforms, the winning combination of jabs and right hooks is different now. Vaynerchuk shows that while communication is still key, context matters more than ever. It’s not just about developing high-quality content, but developing high-q...
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    CompTIA Network+ All-In-One Exam Guide, Sixth Edition (Exam N10-006) cover
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    From Mike Meyers, the #1 name in CompTIA training and exam preparation, a thorough revision of his bestselling exam guide―updated to cover the 2015 release of the CompTIA Network+ exam.

    Get complete coverage of all the CompTIA Network+ exam objectives inside this comprehensive resource. Written by the leading expert on CompTIA certification and training, Mike Meyers, this authoritative guide covers exam N10-006 in full detail. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, scenarios, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Also includes an offer for a 10% discount on your exam voucher!

    CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Sixth Edition covers all exam topics, including:

    • Network architectures
    • Cabling and topology
    • Ethernet basics
    • Network installation
    • TCP/IP applications and network protocols
    • Routing
    • Network naming
    • Advanced networking devices
    • IPv6
    • Remote connectivity
    • Wireless networking
    • Virtualization and cloud computing
    • Network ...
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    Unlock deeper insights into Machine Leaning with this vital guide to cutting-edge predictive analytics

    About This Book

    • Leverage Python's most powerful open-source libraries for deep learning, data wrangling, and data visualization
    • Learn effective strategies and best practices to improve and optimize machine learning systems and algorithms
    • Ask – and answer – tough questions of your data with robust statistical models, built for a range of datasets

    Who This Book Is For

    If you want to find out how to use Python to start answering critical questions of your data, pick up Python Machine Learning – whether you want to get started from scratch or want to extend your data science knowledge, this is an essential and unmissable resource.

    What You Will Learn

    • Explore how to use different machine learning models to ask different questions of your data
    • Learn how to build neural networks using Pylearn 2 and Theano
    • Find out how to write clean and elegant Python code that will optimize the strength of your algorithms
    • Discover how to embed your machine learning model in a web applicat...
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    Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners cover
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    If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you?

    In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to:
    –Search for text in a file or across multiple files
    –Create, update, move, and rename files and folders
    –Search the Web and download online content
    –Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size
    –Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs
    –Send reminder emails and text notifications
    –Fill out online forms

    Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks.

    Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never writte...
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