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Monday, March 31, 2008

Detox and Cleanse Your Body

Book on Detox ProcessDo you tire easily? Do you suffer from a chronic illness? Do you find it extremely hard to lose weight? By the time the salesperson at the mall was through spitting these queries at me, my fists were already clenched. It sounded almost like being damned for life. Before I could offer my rather flowery responses, he came up with another beamer - Your can be as full of toxins as your vacuum cleaner's bag. Imagine! The guy was calling me a talking, walking trash bag. Then I looked at my pretty ample burger - and the smoking cigarette dangling from my lips - and I didn't have the heart to refute him.

It's true. No matter where you live, every day your body adds to its store of potentially damaging toxins. These toxins can be in the form of living breathing microbes or stone dead particles of heavy metals that can readily combine with your living tissue and cause it irreparable damage. Some of these toxins come our way naturally as air and water pollutants or workplace contaminants and some we stuff ourselves with at will thanks to processed foods, aerated drinks, cigarettes, alcohol and even plush foam mattresses. One common goal all these hundreds of toxins serve is to put you on top gear to ageing and overall deterioration of your body. No wonder detoxification is the first prescribed procedure by top dieticians and personal trainers today.

In her book The Detox Strategy, Brenda Watson (bestselling author of The Fiber35 Diet fame) explains what these toxins are, where they come from and how you can help your natural cleansing system take care of this nuisance. Depending on your condition, you can follow Brenda's program from six to fourteen weeks. The book guides you how to reduce exposure to toxins, get rid of accumulated toxins in your body and reverse their harmful effects as far as possible. The book also lists recommended foods, diet, workouts and procedures like colonics and medicinal baths that can help speed up your detox process. More helpful sections include detox recipes, sample menus and a complete periodic detox schedule to keep recharging your body at regular intervals. You think you would like to feel younger, lighter and more energetic? Go here!

ebook on detoxificationNow if you are in a hurry and want a shortcut to complete detox, here is another great resource. Master Cleanse is a quick, effective lemon detox system that has stood its ground for 50 years now. If you wish to shed up to 20 pounds, cleanse your body, feel younger and increase your energy levels in 10 days flat...this is what you are looking for. Check it out!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

About Gynecomastia - Losing Male Boobs

Self Help Book on GynecomastiaEver played shirts and skins? Did you notice that usually cheerful guy who got terribly distraught at the mere mention of the idea...and suddenly found a reason to slip away. He might be one of the millions of men struggling with Gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition of unusually large mammary glands in males resulting in what we call male breasts. This condition can be distressing in adolescence and wreak havoc with a man's self image and confidence all his life...unless of course he decides to get rid of the problem.

One of the most prominent causes of Gynecomastia is imbalanced level of the hormone called testosterone (yes the one often abused by body-builders and athletes). This hormone is produced in excess in boys approaching puberty. Excess of testosterone often gets converted into estrogen - a female sex hormone. This triggers enlargement of mammary glands. For the lucky 90% who suffer this effect, the condition returns to normal once their testosterone levels stabilize. However, the remaining 10% get permanently marked by Gynecomastia. The problem with Gynecomastia is that most people think of it as excess chest fat. Guys pump iron, go on diets and run half marathons every week, but it does little to solve their problem. Demystifying Gynecomastia is the first step to understand this severe emotional handicap.

Demystifying Gynecomastia is written by Merle Yost, a licensed, practicing Psychotherapist in Oakland, California. In this book the author not only explains all about Gynecomastia, but also how this condition points to other dormant problems in the body waiting to surface. The book also discusses in detail how some prescribed medicines are causing onset of Gynecomastia adult males. If you or anybody you know is silently suffering from this difficult, yet curable condition, this book is for you. You think you would like to rip that shirt off on the beach next time? Go here!
Mens Chest Reshaping Course
Chest Coach is another great resource to treat Gynecomastia. This is a scientific way, tested and proven through field research, to lose man boobs and shape your chest. Few of us are celebrities and rock stars, but it always feels good to feel good (and not pathetic) about your body. Check it out!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Boost Your Online Business - Niche Marketing Secrets Revealed

Book on Niche MarketingNiche marketing is the current buzzword for anyone hoping to make money online. It is a seasoned, tried and tested concept adapted from conventional marketing to Internet marketing. So what is niche marketing? Niche marketing is targeting a very focused set of customers with a very well defined requirement that is not being taken care of by the mainstream suppliers. For example consider thousands of people selling dog food on the Internet. In comes a new dude and starts offering special food for old dogs. Now he has the advantage of being the only one catering to specific requirements of serious pet lovers who want something more chewable or nutritious for their old faithful canine. He would be far ahead by the time other small businesses get to know about his brilliant idea and big players won't even bother about him anyways. He has found a niche to make killer profit.

If you are constantly hitting a wall with your online business; trying to earn through affiliate marketing; or going bankrupt in PPC campaigns, niche marketing is what you need to do. It's about time you had some top selling affiliates selling for you instead of the other way round. The wonderful thing about niche marketing is that niches don't just exist, they can even be created. All toothpastes have a base compound that contains calcium, but one day a company screamed all over the media about it's product being rich in calcium for stronger teeth and hey presto! A new niche was created. Niche Annihilation Method is a book that shows you just how you can do this to your online business. If you don't have any, no sweat. You also get complete step-by-step guidance to set up your own niche website.

Niche Annihilation Method is not a push-button success strategy. This is about setting up an online business and doing it the smart way. One good thing is that you don't need a fortune to start up and you can decide what you want to it airplanes or garbage collection service. The niche marketing ideas in this ebook are not limited to any specific kinds of products. This ebook demystifies the basic essence of successful niche marketing that you can start applying online to any kind of business in less than an hour after getting it. You think you would like to push your online earnings up a notch or 10? Go here!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Winning Formulae To Save A Troubled Relationship

Self Help Book on Saving a RelationshipIn the days when marriage is increasingly considered an obsolete, redundant institution, It is really heart-warming to find people who still care enough to try and save their troubled relationship. It is sad when a loving relationship, that you consider your life-breath, crumbles to a stage where it needs resuscitation. However, there is a lot that can be salvaged given a sincere effort and desire. Walking away is the easiest thing to do. It takes a lot of courage to acknowledge your own faults and show a mirror to your partner.

I've been married 13 years now and no matter how madly we feel in love, life isn't always sweet, happy and romantic. We take offences, we disagree, we have our spats and at times they turn nasty. But one thing we try not doing...stop talking. One of my regular readers, Jane Philips (pardon me the mention Jane) recently wrote why I so often reiterate that I am married for 13 years. Well, it gives me a feel that my wife is part of my work and a kick to my confidence for being a long-term survivor (Wifey should not read this post I guess :). Anyways, the point is that communication gaps can fuel a simple altercation till it becomes a serious conflict. When people don't talk to each other they talk to themselves. And most often all they tell themselves is that their partner just does not care. Often you can't just go and force a conversation. You need a method when dealing with a lot of madness. We Can Work It Out is a book that is all about resolving conflicts and saving your marriage.

We Can Work It Out is not just inspired text. This book is based on extensive research on what makes people happy and unhappy in their relationships. The book helps you understand what's wrong in a relationship and then guides you how to resolve the issues through strategies tried and tested by psychologists and counselors the world over. In fact this is about as good as consulting a real counselor...especially when your partner refuses to be even dragged there by force. This book not only helps you troubleshoot an knotty relationship, it also helps you keep your marriage divorce-proof (amen!) even if you are facing no such issues as of now. As they say, the best precaution is prevention of course. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

Book on Winning Back Your LoveBefore I sign off for today, let me tell you about another very potent book I found on relationships. This one is about winning back an estranged lover. Bring Back The Love Of Your Life is a lean book of practical strategies to deal quickly and effectively with problems like infidelity issues, indifferent partner, frequent fights and avoiding a potential divorce. So God forbid if you are drifting apart, start getting closer now. Check it out!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Save On Gas - Run Your Vehicle On Water

Book on ALternative FuelHow is always keeping your partner in good humor same as driving your car on water? Well, both claims sound kind of...Looney! So when I came across this ebook - Modify Your Car To Save Gas Using Water - I obviously considered the information with much more than a pinch of salt. If this is really true, why isn't any automobile company coming forward with the idea instead of an individual selling me this breakthrough.

The idea is to split water into Hydrogen and Oxygen and use the hydrogen fuel to run the vehicle. The combustion of Hydrogen is far neater that any hydrocarbon so obviously it will give more power and better mileage. But my first question was is this possible? Being a science graduate - and still remembering a bit of it - I know that it takes far more energy to split water than obtained by burning the Hydrogen and Oxygen it yields. I read up and came across this Water Fuel Cell device invented by a Mr. Stanley Meyer. Mr. Meyer it seems made a successful demonstration of his technique, but then suddenly disappeared - according to some he was eliminated at the behest the rich oil companies that showed tremendous annoyance towards his project. I looked for a working prototype and found visible proof here.

Modify Your Car To Save Gas Using Water uses the same Water Fuel Cell technique to help you run any car or truck on plain water. The book is filled with detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions to carry out the simple modification process. If you live somewhere near Los Angeles you can see the author of this ebook displaying his water hybrid car at Velleyheart Drive, Studio City, LA every Saturday. One last check I made before I wrote this post was to search if this ebook is a scam. If it figured as a scam anywhere...I won't be talking to you about this. So even if you are happy stepping on the gas, this book is worth checking out once. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Understanding Eating Disorders

Self Help Book on Eating DisordersA while ago - midway through munching on a mountain of chips - a friend asked me which mental illness had the highest mortality rate. The question slightly baffled me, but the answer was simply stupefying. It's Eating Disorders! The timing of the revelation was so perfect that I suddenly got very interested and this is what I found. As of now, eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Overeating or Binge Eating together form the third most common chronic illness in adolescent girls. This does not mean that men are spared. Around 12-15% of all people suffering from eating disorders are males. The worldwide statistics are a bit fuzzy since eating disorders are often not reported as illnesses. However, according to South Carolina Department of Mental Health there are 8 million people suffering from eating disorders in the US alone.

Another disturbing fact is that most eating disorders go unnoticed or untreated. Like most psychological problems, people suffering from eating disorders find it hard to accept their condition or share the problem with others. Some just suffer from it without even realizing that they have a condition that requires immediate attention. What may start as a simple health or body consciousness can silently creep up to become a obsessive disorder. Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery by Dr Kate Middleton is one book where you can find all the information about eating disorders. From answering basic questions like what are eating disorders and their types, symptoms and causes, the book also helps the reader gauge whether full recovery is possible and how. The book draws heavily from Dr Middleton's extensive experience with patients suffering from eating disorders and related case studies. The best part is that this book deals with not just one but all common types of eating disorders. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

Book on Binge EatingOut of all the eating disorders, Binge Eating is the one afflicting the most number of people. The percentage of men having eating disorders is highest amongst binge eaters. Binge eaters show an addiction to food that becomes more severe in times of stress. Binging often results in further complications like obesity and in some cases even diabetes. If you or someone you know is struggling with binging, End Binge Eating is a great resource. This book is written by an ex food-addict and is based on her own journal of recovery from binge eating. Check it out!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ideas to Manage Childhood Anger Problems

Book on Childhood Anger ProblemsGot a baby on hair-trigger? The one who hits the roof about a dozen times a day…if not more. Well it’s about time someone took it seriously. Child anger problems can not be written off simply as tantrums that a child will just grow out of. These are serious issues that sometimes result in catastrophic consequences. In the last 3 months I read about 5 cases where 6-11 year olds used knives and guns to fatal effects on their friends at school. It was a pain to see the innocent faces of the deceased victims as well as the offenders whose lives ahead are now marred with uncertainty.

Being the father of a rather moody six year old I couldn’t help being concerned. I read up on the causes and there were many. Some of the most common reasons are bullying at school, exposure to violent cartoons and video games, excessive disciplining with hitting and verbal abuse, special physical or psychological needs and even overindulgence by parents. When lack of spending quality time with kids is made up with reckless spending to meet all their demands, children tend to go wild when they feel their wish is not being fulfilled.

Children have limitations is expressing their emotions and more so with controlling or disguising them. We adults have a much wider bandwidth of emotions, but do we really understand our children? Do we know how to handle those emotions that may seem absolute bizarre to us but grounded in perfect logic for a toddler? Here is some professional advice. A Volcano In My Tummy is a book that can help you help your child overcome swearing, hitting, throwing things and other anger related problems in a constructive manner. The book contains absorbing, coordinated activities and methods to help mitigate childhood anger. The book offers a very clear distinction between the feeling of anger and violent behavior. This book is meant for working both with an individual or a group of kids. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

Self Help Book on Child AngerIf you wish to dive deeper into your child’s mind and understand what makes him or her angry, here is another great resource. Child Anger Revealed helps you understand the causes and nature of your child’s emotional trauma. This helps you address the problem without loosing your own cool or making your child think you hate him or her. Check it out. Here’s to happy kids! I love mine and may God bless yours.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Boost Your Confidence for Greater Social Success

Book on Increasing Self ConfidenceThe gift of gab is a remarkable virtue. The art of conversation is the key to your social success and popularity. If you can strike a meaningful conversation with absolute strangers, you have a much greater chance of influencing people. Like all performing arts (pardon me the analogy if it seems too far-fetched) making a conversation and public speaking derive a lot out of your self confidence. People seek to boost their self-confidence in the most bizarre ways. Self-confidence is sadly not an ingredient of either a quick shot of whisky or a cigarette. It comes from how you personally value yourself and your capabilities.

We all also have our own preferred means of communication. I am somehow more of a letter, email and sms person. What I find a cakewalk expressing in writing, I fumble and stumble with speaking out. Over the years I realized how this marginalized me in social gatherings, family reunions and even business meetings. If it’s not the case with you, believe me you are a very lucky person. If it is…the books here can do you a world of good.

The Little Book of Confidence is written by Susan Jeffers, a bestselling author of Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway fame. This little (I mean it literally) book helps you overcome your self-doubt, take quick decisions, assert yourself and of course improve your public speaking. The book is littered with practical advice and tips to identify your fears and then successfully transform your fears into better self-confidence, higher energy levels and love for yourself and others. One thing I liked about this book is that you need no necessarily read it cover to cover to solve your problem. You can dip into it as and when required for specific issues and find relevant solutions. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

Book on Having a Successful Social LifeHere is another splendid resource to reclaim your social life the way you always wanted it to be. Secrets To Social Success quickly helps you recondition your attitude and behavior to successfully deal with people in all areas of your life…be it romance, business, social networking or friendship. Check it out! Be good and be more popular.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Change Your Luck - Feng Shui Tips for Homes and Offices

Book on Feng Shui TipsNot so long ago I was petrified of home improvement consultants, especially the Vaastu and Feng Shui advisors. I had seen friends and family punching holes through ceilings and walls, relocating massive staircases and interchanging bedrooms with garages…all for the sake of getting lucky in love, career and money. Last year when we were remodeling our home, my horror was pretty evident when wifey introduced a visitor as a Feng Shui advisor. She moved around the house while my better half kept a firm grip on my arm lest I faint at a suggestion to uproot a wall.

Fortunately, the lady came forth with a list of pretty doable stuff. We shifted in the front room, my study went north-ways, some cupboards were shifted, a toilet was dug up, some plants were relocated and we were good. I felt much better when our son’s tantrum index took a sudden dip, wifey’s temper slowly mellowed and I really started enjoying sitting at my desk. So it works…it does. No overnight, earthshaking miracles, but it definitely improved a lot about the house and its people.

When I tried to read about Feng Shui I suddenly felt geographically challenged. There are just too many directions and stuff to consider. However, there are some good, practical books available that can make a significant change to your life without leaving you unhinged trying to work out the instructions. One of the best resources is Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Karen Rauch Carter. In her book Karen, a professional Feng Shui consultant and licensed landscape architect takes you around your house room by room and tells you just how simple rearrangements can help you get more Love, Money, Respect, and Happiness. It’s a must-have in your home. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

ebook on Feng ShuiIf you would like to start right away using an ebook, here is another great resource to Feng Shui your home and office. Check it out! I hope this oriental science does you a lot of good.

Friday, March 14, 2008

How to Get Over a Broken Relationship

Book on Broken RelationshipsIt takes a lot of time and commitment to build a relationship…and make it last. In every culture and society, marriages are solemnized with a certain set of vows. I find it rather amazing that though we often go way out of our way to live up a simple promise made to a friend, we hardly ever refresh those simple pledges that secure our relationship. There are a thousand theories about why relationships end. I believe that the market culture of use-and-throw is catching up with our personal lives. People have little time to mend a ruffled emotion or fix a bruised heart. They often just move on and find a new one to pleasure.

I don’t say people don’t suffer the end of a relationship. They do…and often innocent young lives are also traumatized for no fault of theirs. In retrospect I wonder how many of us want to wish away that one moment of madness when we spilt our ways for good. In any case, a broken relationship can be quite shattering and it often requires a lot of assistance and support to gather all the split ends. This is what When Your Relationship Ends is all about.

When Your Relationship Ends is a book written by Dr Bruce Fisher, a world acclaimed divorce therapist, author and teacher. Dr Fisher’s ‘Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale’ is accepted worldwide as a measure of adjustment to the termination of a love relationship. This is one book you can turn to if you have poured your heart out to friends and family and still can’t find a way to get over the end of a relationship. In my opinion the best time to go through this book is when you still have a relationship. This can also help you see how you are contributing to its end rather than just heaping the blame on your partner. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

ebook on Save Your MarriageI leave you with another priceless resource - 1000 Questions for Couples - to keep your relationship in good shape. Lack or lapse of communication is one of the leading contributors to relationships going sour. Counselors agree that a majority of divorces are avoidable only if couples ask each other the right questions. Wondering what to ask? Check it out!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

What Men Like About Women

Book on What Men Like
Book on What Men LoveLast time me and my wife of 13 years had a tiff (and that happened not so long ago), she came around saying that she would never understand me or what I want from her. Come to think of it, I could return the compliment verbatim to her. In any case it’s a woman’s privilege to be mysterious. According to me I am a pretty straightforward man, but if I think back honestly…I do get confused, backtrack my opinions, sulk for no reason and find a great deal of dark pleasure in being unpredictable and bewildering her. No wonder she asks for a bravery award on each one of our anniversaries.

Well, coming back to business I did a fair bit of research on the Internet and found that ‘what men want from women’ ranks quite high on the list of phrases searched on Google. If you ask a man you can expect a reaction anywhere from casual shrug to a long-winded discourse on how miserably misunderstood he’s been all his life. So, better ask a woman. Ask Sherry Argov and she says men want strong, self-confident women who can stand up to him and tell him to shut up when required. I am in vehement agreement.

Here are Sherry Argov’s two bestselling books – Why Men Love Bitches and Why Men Marry Bitches – where she wittily reveals how a ‘too nice a cow’ can transform into a stimulating, capricious, electrified babe (read Bitch and blame Sherry for that)! This woman not only gets her man, she also keeps him relentlessly bedazzled to hold her own in a relationship. The journey, in Sherry’s words is 'from a doormat to a dreamgirl.’ However, this is not just about being mean to your guy. This is about earning and keeping your respect in a relationship with much less effort. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

Book on What Men Like in WomenNow I can’t leave you with just a woman’s word. Here is another stimulating book (the man’s side of the story) that you may find interesting. Check it out!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What You Must Know About Identity Theft and Phishing Scams

Book on Identity Theft and PhishingLast year I suddenly started getting emails from paypal about reported misuse of my account. It all sounded mighty critical. I clicked on the link in one of the mails and was just about to login when good sense prevailed. I opened the paypal site from my account confirmation email and sent them a mail about the messages I was getting. Prompt came a reply that they never sent me any! It was a phishing attempt by someone who created a mirror login site for paypal and just wanted my login details. The same recently happened to a friend whose credit card details got phished on a fake bank login site. With money going increasingly plastic and digital (read electronic transfers) identity theft is a real and present danger.

Today our identity, money, property is all mapped to a dozen passwords and PINs. Any unauthorized use of your personal information like your name, address, bank account number, credit card, social security number…all amounts to identity theft. The repercussion can be serious. According to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimate 9 million people become victims of identity theft every year in the US alone. Besides loosing your money, you may suddenly find yourself embroiled in serious legal suits for no fault of yours. Here is a lot of useful information.

Here is a book by Steve Weisman, host of the national radio show A Touch of Grey, member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and a practicing attorney. In his book 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity and Your Credit, Steve Weisman shows how high-tech criminals steal your credit, bank, brokerage and personal information. The book also explains how you can use the law, available technology, and simple common sense to guard yourself against identity theft disasters. The book is written in a very simple, clear language and does not confuse you with legal gibberish. Since the techniques and methods of identity thieves are common the world over, you will find this information useful whichever part of the world you come from. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

ebook on identity theftHere is another great resource to outwit identity thieves, protect your private information, escape from stalkers, prevent wage garnishments and more…Take a look!

Monday, March 10, 2008

How to Manage Your Money Better

Book on money managementMoney…can anyone ever have enough of it?! One thing that I want most in my life is to know where my money goes and how? I work 10 hours a day, 6 days a week and I think I earn a decent amount, but somehow the cash is forever less-in and more-out. I think the bucks I earn love others more than me. Maybe I need to earn more, but I have done that steadily; and each time the expenses seem to get the better of my earnings. Does my story sound a bit like yours? Well, then read on…

I tend to find the solution to all my problems in how other people worked around or over them. Call me too lazy to find my own ways, but I find no valor in reinventing the wheel when I can buy one and customize it to my requirements. When I sit back and think about how I spend over a week, I can think of a hundred places where I could have done without pulling out my wallet. Actually our financial situation has less to do with how much we earn and more with how our emotions impact our spending habits. We are spending more and more to satiate our emotional impulsive reactions and though it makes us feel good for a moment, it plays havoc with our financial situation.

Here is a book You and Your Money by Alvin D Hall, a renowned financial adviser and presenter of the popular “You Money or Your Life’ program on BBC. This book can actually help you get a grip on what triggers your spending and how to put a tab on it. This book is full of practical advice to get a hold on your financial situation and work it towards the better. The book helps you reveal subtle underlying emotional and relationship issues that you never imagined were digging a deep hole in your pocket. It does not aim to make you a cent-crunching magpie. Instead, this book can show you the way to long-term financial stability (within your existing resources) that will do wonders for you and your family. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

Here are some more books filled with practical advice to live a wholesome, debt-free life. Check them out!
books on how to be debt free

I also love to spend on myself and my family, but I could do well with a few bucks in my own wallet instead of just stuffing others’.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Digital Photography Secrets Revealed

book on digital photography tricks
book on digital photography tipsIt is amazing what technology can do to products, bringing in entirely new dimensions of handling and usage. Talking of digital photography, besides ushering in pathbreaking product lines in the photography industry, it has made taking pictures an add-on value for completely unrelated merchandise (read cellphones). The way it is going I won’t be surprised if soon my six year old insists on buying a toothbrush with a built-in camera.

It’s quiet amazing that the first attempt at describing how to create still images in digitized format was made at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to help astronauts safely approach and land on other planets. I still await that news, but digital photography has come a long way from the first documented prototype at Eastman Kodak in 1975 to the introduction of true digital cameras by Fuji in 1988.

The thing that intrigues me about modern digital cameras is that there are too many buttons to push. Gone are the days when you could just press the shutter and find a million things under the sun to blame the results on. Now you can control virtually everything about the snaps you click. I won’t bore you with digital photography tips (about which I know about as much as I know about the backside of Pluto). However, here are two books from one of the masters of digital photography techniques – Scott Kelby. In these books Scott demystifies the plethora of buttons and settings on digital cameras and unlocks hundreds of closely guarded secrets of professional photographers. These books are not about didactic sermons or technical jargon…these are practical hands-on tips and tools to make you click those WOW pics. You think you would like to take a look? Go here! The Digital Photography Book 1 The Digital Photography Book 2

Here are some other resources you may find useful. Check them out.
book on digital photography secrets
Book on posing for photographs

Friday, March 7, 2008

Indian Food Made Easy by Anjum Anand

Book on indian food recipesOne phrase that I find most unpalatable is “food for thought.” I would rather have it well cooked (rather than well brooded upon) and for my gut rather than my brain. I confess I am a die-hard foodie and I love as much to cook as much I love to devour. Since I am too focused on just one aberration, I hope God Almighty forgives me for my oft-repeated sin of gluttony. I adore recipes. I start getting my first whiffs of a dish just sighting down a list of ingredients. I actually live each instruction for cooking in my mind and the final look at the served and donned up dish makes me bolt straight into the kitchen!

I have an entire shelf devoted to recipe books and here is one I recommend to all who like India food. Indian Food Made Easy is written by Anjum Anand, presenter of a show with the same title on BBC. This book is a collection of some of her best recipes rendered in a pretty uncomplicated manner. The ingredients are all accessible - whichever part of the world you are in. The instructions are easy to follow and aided by some stunning (read mouth-watering) pictures.

One thing I must say is that this book lives up to the true essence of Indian food – Taste. Though Anjum tries to please the health-conscious wherever she can (offering healthier alternatives to traditional high-fat ingredients), the recipes underline the basic fact that Indian food is predominantly about tickling-the-taste-buds. This is a must-have to anybody who loves Indian food and is not coy to wield the ladle. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

You may also find the following two titles interesting...check them out!
book on secret american recipes
secret book of american recipes

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Bushido inspired Japanese Samurai Tattoos

book on Japanese tattooTo my knowledge Bushido refers to a moral code of conduct practiced by Japanese warriors. The philosophy of Bushido (or prescribed way of living) derived inspiration from the life of legendary Samurai warriors and was widely adopted by the warrior class in Japan between the 13th and 17th centuries. Now it seems my knowledge is pretty inchoate. For instance I never came across any particular body art forms (read Tattoos) associated with Bushido. Now I find a complete book on it!

Honestly, when I think of Samurais I can only picture warriors who lived for ‘honor-unto-death’, their swords and the amazing dexterity with which they were put to use. I remember reading about Samurais painting Japanese calligraphic symbols on their bodies and faces. However, I am not sure whether they qualify as tattoos the way we know them. In any case, it is wonderful to find a book that traces links between modern tattoo culture in Japan and the Samurai ethics of Bushido.

Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo is written by Takahiro Kitamura, who happens to be a tattoo artist himself. The book is splashed with bold, captivating images of body art both in color and monochrome. The book talks about some very interesting ancient tattoo techniques and also how old traditions and rituals influence the modern tattoo industry in Japan. Besides giving you ideas about turning a piece of you into a work of art, the book also makes a very good read. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Honest Riches by Holly Beth Mann

picture of Holly Beth Mann
book on online earning They say what you can dream…you can do. However, while dreaming takes little more than a shutting out all reality and going on a wild ride across evergreen pastures of fantasyland…doing takes a bit of work. We all dream. Many of us dream big. Not all of us make it big. It takes a bright idea and real commitment – whether it comes from a desire to succeed or to escape from the rut of drudgery – to make it big. Today, while searching for real-life success stories I came across Holly Beth Mann. Holly Mann is a single, work from home mom who lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with her son. After serving across a plethora of vocations – from a Janitor to a soldier in the US Army – one day she thought enough was enough. She had an idea she believed in. So she set to work in within 4 short months was making US$12000 per month!

US$12000 per months doesn’t seem such a big amount does it…especially when you compare it with the mind-blowing offers splashed all over the Internet to make you a millionaire in a few months working from home. Like those millions, those offers are also big fakes. Holly Mann had a decent idea that she put into action through commonly used platforms available to all Internet users. She did the right thing the right way and made honest riches in a legitimate manner.

Holly shares her path to success in her ebook ‘Honest Riches.’ This 95-page ebook details out how to start an online income stream and how to systematically augment it using related channels and opportunities. What I like best is that this ebook comes with 24x7 support of a live chat forum. So you can actually get in touch if you need any support or have any doubts. In a deluge of half-baked, non-responsive, scamming guides to make it big working from home, ‘Honest Riches’ is a rare sincere statement. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!