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Planning a Wedding For Dummies

Published 06-27-2022

This book takes the stress out of wedding planning by simplifying the whole process and giving you the tools you need to plan and execute a memorable day. Learn how to send out those save-the-dates, manage any crisis that might arise on the day of, and everything in between. You'll find worksheets and checklists to help you stay organized and on track.

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Digital Etiquette For Dummies

Published 04-11-2022

In Digital Etiquette For Dummies, a team of online communication experts share their combined insights into improving your presence on social media. Learn near-universal etiquette rules for email, social media, cellphones, and more. Also, learn how to avoid common social media and digital communication pitfalls that can trip up even the most careful communicators.

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Sex For Dummies

Published 07-18-2019

<p><b>Everything you need to know about sex in the 21st century</b></p> <p>S-e-x isn&rsquo;t a bad three-letter word&mdash;but many of us are afraid to talk about it. In this new edition of the fun and comprehensive guide to sex, you&rsquo;ll find out how to approach intimacy in a new way to get the most pleasure from a physical relationship. Written by the world&rsquo;s favorite expert on the topic, Dr. Ruth helps you explore the ins and outs of dating and commitment, talk about sex with partners, and consider any health and social issues you may encounter along the way.</p> <p>As well as giving you all you need to know about how to make your sex life happy, safe, and rewarding, this edition of <i>Sex for Dummies </i>has been updated to include discussions of recent changes and issues surrounding sexual topics &mdash;&nbsp;such as transgender rights and the #metoo movement &mdash;&nbsp;to provide a modern, 360-degree view of how our diverse sexualities impact and enrich the world around us.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Whether experienced or not, get the low down on how sex works</li> <li>Find out how to spice up yoursex life</li> <li>Take precautions to stay healthy</li> <li>Discover 10 common sexual myths &mdash;&nbsp;and why they&rsquo;re wrong</li> </ul> <p>Thanks to the timeless wisdom and unabashed honesty that only Dr. Ruth can offer, sex doesn&rsquo;t have to be taboo &mdash;&nbsp;and this book makes it easier than ever to let your hair down in the bedroom while still keeping your head on straight! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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Genealogy For Dummies

Published 07-17-2017

<b>The fun way to research your family history</b> <p><i>Genealogy For Dummies, 8<sup>th</sup> Edition</i> covers everything you need to know about starting a genealogical research project&#8212;including where and how to find information, how to communicate with other online genealogists, how to leverage social networking sites and apps, how to add digital images to your family tree, and how to build your own site for sharing information. It also explains the use of compiled genealogies, U.S. Census information, and public access catalogs. <p>Brand new to this edition is content on how to conduct genealogical research on the road, and on how to take this research and integrate it into the data found at home. It also contains new information on DNA research and testing, new geocoding applications to record geographic data into a genealogical database, and other new technologies. The book covers which apps are worth your money, and how to get the most out of them. &#160; <ul> <li>Use the latest tools to research family history</li> <li>Create your own site to showcase your family tree, digital images, and compiled genealogies</li> <li>Get access to free versions of Legacy Family Tree and Personal Ancestral Files</li> <li>Utilize both online and offline research techniques and tools</li> </ul> <p>Follow the clues to uncover your family's legacy&#8212;and have fun along the way!

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Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year For Dummies

Published 08-01-2016

<b>Your comprehensive, practical guide to dadhood</b> <p>Your new baby is nothing short of a miracle&#8212;and it's no wonder you want to keep your bundle of joy safe and sound through every stage of their first year. <i>Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year For Dummies</i> takes the guesswork out of being your baby's primary caregiver, giving you sound instruction and helpful advice on looking after your baby, the essential gear you'll need to baby-proof your home, practical solutions to common parenting challenges, and so much more. <p>Whether it's due to a fledgling economy or a simple sign of modern times, more and more men are staying at home with the kids while their breadwinning wives or partners deal with rush hour traffic. Whatever the reason you've decided to take on the role of Mr. Mom, <i>Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year For Dummies</i> offers all the friendly guidance and trusted tips you need to be a fantastic full-time parent. <ul> <li>Look after your baby and teach children great skills</li> <li>Help your partner through pregnancy, birth, and beyond</li> <li>Follow the habits of highly successful dads</li> <li>Be a hands-on, stay-at-home dad</li> </ul> <p>If you're a proud papa-to-be, <i>Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year For Dummies</i> ensures all your bases are covered, so you can spend less time fretting about fatherhood and more time cherishing your wee one.

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Being the Best Man For Dummies - UK

Published 05-28-2013

If you're looking for practical, straight-talking advice on getting things right, look no further. <p><i>Being the Best Man For Dummies </i>is a perfect one-stop guide to being the ideal best man. This newly updated edition includes:</p> <ul> <li>Advice on organising the stag night (or weekend), including a guide to the best destinations, activities, and organisers, with contact information.</li> <li>An outline of your wedding day responsibilities (in the morning, at the church, during the reception, and all points in between) plus tips on how not to screw things up.</li> <li>A guide to writing a delivering a great speech, including opening lines, jokes, quotes, and more.</li> <li>Ten wedding-day nightmare scenarios to avoid.</li> <li>Guidance on how to dress to impress.</li> </ul> <p>All that in one convenient package that also doubles as a terrific prop for the reception speech.</p>

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Wedding Planning For Dummies

Published 11-28-2012

<b>The bestselling wedding planning guide&#8212;now updated!</b> <p>Congratulations, you're planning a wedding! Besides obtaining a fancy tuxedo and a stunning gown, organizing a wedding ceremony takes creativity, planning, and diplomacy. The whole ordeal can seem overwhelming at first, but with lots of guidance, you'll plan a wedding people will remember for ages.</p> <p><i>Wedding Planning For Dummies</i> demystifies and simplifies all the details that go into the Big Day, providing inspiration and innovative ideas to personalize your wedding celebration and, of course, make it fun for everyone--especially you! Expert wedding planner Marcy Blum walks you step-by-step through everything you'll encounter as you plan your wedding, from choosing a reception site to picking a photographer&#8212;and everything in between.</p> <ul> <li>20% new and updated content</li> <li>Keep track of expenses with a wedding budget</li> <li>Negotiate contracts and surf online for wedding deals</li> <li>Get those pesky financial technicalities out of the way</li> <li>Plan a weekend wedding, a themed wedding, same sex wedding, and other celebrations</li> <li>Plan for various wedding customs and rites</li> <li>Throw a great reception with music, food, drink, and cake</li> <li>The 4-1-1 on the latest and greatest trends in wedding registries, rings, photos, and the honeymoon</li> </ul> <p>Packed with tips for saving money and common kitsch you should avoid, this is the ultimate guide to satisfying everyone on the Big Day&#8212;while making all of your fairytale dreams come true.</p>

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Dating For Dummies

Published 01-11-2011

<b>Trusted guidance on meeting Ms. or Mr. Right</b> <p>With new and updated content, <i>Dating For Dummies,</i> 3rd Edition includes all the information you'll need for navigating the contemporary, social media driven dating scene where women and men Google potential dates beforehand, Tweet after, and even meet on Facebook. You'll find all you need to use these social media sites and take advantage of the ever-expanding ways to socialize, flirt, and date in the 21st century. With dating advice for singletons in all stages of life (including baby boomers), you'll get the confidence to date someone who is significantly older or younger, someone who has been previously married, or someone with children. Author Dr. Joy Browne, America's favorite psychologist, demystifies the whole dating process, from getting a date, plotting the place, and having a great time (or dealing with duds) to moving beyond a first date toward a budding relationship.</p> <ul> <li>Confidence boosters to help meet, date, and start a relationship with Mr. or Ms. Right</li> <li>Safe tips and advice on using social networks like Facebook and Twitter to meet new people</li> <li>The latest tips about dealing with money matters and dating diversity</li> </ul> <p>If you're looking for a fun Saturday night date or a happily-ever-after mate, <i>Dating For Dummies</i> is the guide for you!</p>

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Wedding Etiquette For Dummies

Published 12-02-2009

<p>Your expert guide to the dos and don'ts of getting married</p> <p>Your wedding should be fun, exciting, and worry-free-but most brides, grooms, and their families run into sticky situations or unique circumstances that surround etiquette. Now, there's a definitive guide that provides the solutionsfor all those dilemmas big and small.</p> <p><i>Wedding Etiquette For Dummies</i> provides sound information and guidance-whether it's deciding how to handle divorced parents, inform guests of where the couple is registered, or tastefully incorporate new traditions into your ceremony and reception. You get plenty of proven advice and tips for everything from who pays for the wedding and properly announcing the engagement to hosting events leading up to the wedding and dealing with destination wedding snags and pitfalls. You'll even see how to gracefully handle wedding cancellations and postponements.</p> <ul> <li>The dos and don'ts of wedding etiquette for any bride, groom, relatives, or friends of the marrying couple</li> <li>Tips for proper behavior during the engagement, ceremony, and reception</li> <li>Advice on dealing with the wedding party and opinionated or pushy in-laws</li> <li>Special considerations for second (or more) marriages and military, ethnic, and religious weddings</li> <li>How to set up a tasteful, interactive wedding website and write the all important thank you note</li> <li>Sue Fox is the author of <i>Etiquette For Dummies</i>, <i>2nd Edition</i> and <i>Business Etiquette For Dummies</i>, <i>2nd Edition</i></li> </ul> <p>Leaving no wedding dilemma uncovered, <i>Wedding Etiquette For Dummies</i> is your one-stop guide for having the wedding of your dreams without the stress!</p>

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Budget Weddings For Dummies

Published 10-12-2009

Don&#8217;t let &#8216;white blindness&#8217; drive you into debt! Make your wedding everything you want it to be on the budget you determine. <p>Are you planning a wedding, but worried about how much money you'll have to spend? In today's tough economic times, planning a budget wedding is more important than ever. This fun, money-saving guide is packed with tips for planning the wedding of your dreams without breaking your bank account!</p> <p>Inside you'll find tons of tips and advice for planning a budget-friendly celebration while still remaining true to your personality, values, and tastes. You'll see how to make and keep your wedding budget; select the most economical time to get married; scope out wedding locations that fit the bill; and incorporate everything from economical to green ideas that emphasize style and elegance. Plus, you get tips and pointers for negotiating with vendors and avoiding hidden expenses and add-ons.</p> <ul> <li>Hands-on information for planning a stylish wedding while sticking to your budget</li> <li>How to get deals on gowns, tuxes, cakes, invitations, photography, food, and more</li> <li>Use your creativity (and friends and family) to save money on decorations, food, favors, and wedding attire</li> <li>Cut corners where no one will notice</li> <li> <p>Set your own priorities for your big day</p> </li> <li> <p>Make your celebration unique</p> </li> </ul> <p>You don't have to settle for less on your wedding day. Author, Meg Schneider is an award-winning journalist who planned her own wedding for less than $5,000&#160;&#160;<i>Budget Weddings For Dummies</i> is the only guide you need to save yourself money, time, and stress while you plan a beautiful, memorable ceremony!</p>

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