Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. And yet many of us lack confidence and self-belief. As a result, we are less adventurous and less likely to get the most out of life. This book is a carefully structured, daily programme covering the following areas: * Deciding to be confident * Harnessing self-awareness * How to think confidently * Using your imagination to improve your self-image * How to act with confidence * Communicating with confidence Each of the 52 sections contains information, insights and words of inspiration, plus seven exercises and practical hints or points to ponder. Fifteen minutes a day will give you tools and techniques which have worked for millions of people around the world. If you read the material carefully and apply what you learn, you really will notice big changes taking place within two or three months. A year from now you'll be amazed at how much more confident you've become.
This book takes the skills introduced in Roy van den Brink-Budgen's bestselling book Critical Thinking for Students and extends and builds on them. As a result, it will be especially useful for students on advanced level courses, whether in schools, colleges, or universities. It shows how complex arguments can be built up, analysed, and evaluated. It also shows how the use of various types of claim can be approached in argument, by stressing the need to ask a series of questions about their possible significance. The frequent role of explanation in the drawing of inference is also detailed. In addition, it applies Critical Thinking skills to decision-making, showing how these skills can clarify the choices available, their possible consequences, and the criteria needed to make decisions. In short, this book shows how to become an even more active and effective Critical Thinker.
This isn't a travel guide - nor is it a "get rich in your underwear" book. It is a guide and resource book on how to set up internet businesses specifically in order to finance your travels and a more flexible way of living.
Over 250 healthy recipes for busy cooks who want to save money. In this invaluable cookery book, nutritionist Sarah Flower shows you how to feed yourself and your family a healthy balanced diet without spending hours in the kitchen and a fortune in the supermarket. - Weekly menu plans - Healthy recipes from as little as 20p a portion As a working mother of two, Sarah knows how it is possible to balance your time and your budget - and still eat healthily. Sarah has used her knowledge and experience as a qualified nutritionist, lifestyle journalist, and author of the household management book Live More Spend Less, to put together a range of quick, easy and affordable recipes, together with advice on enhancing your health and slimming down your expenditure. - 7 Day Menu Plans and shopping lists for meat eaters and vegetarians - Fast food that's good for you - quick and easy recipes that are wholesome, too - Nutritional cooking and ingredient advice for healthy meals, including special diets - Planning ahead to get the most from your freezer and store cupboard - How to create delicious desserts, cakes and snacks - and sumptuous smoothies and juices This book shows the approximate cost of every recipe - and each portion - if buying from your local supermarket.
This book will show you how to preserve our wonderful spring, summer and autumn harvests, so that you can enjoy nature's bounty even in the sparser months. From drying, bottling and freezing to simple jams, jellies, curds, cheeses, relishes, syrups and chutneys, all you will ever need to know is explained simply and clearly in this comprehensive guide to home preserving. As well as being fun, rewarding and easier than you might think to produce your own preserves, you won't believe the difference between the flavour of shop-bought products and your own home-made produce where the raw materials are as fresh as you can get. In this book you'll also find tasty recipes for using your home-made preserves in your cooking, from Tomato Chutney and Wensleydale Tart to Winter Conserve Roly Poly.
Nutritionist Sarah Flower has been a big fan of the Halogen Oven since its launch and uses her own every day to cook for her family. Following her bestselling The Everyday Halogen Oven Cookbook, she shows you how versatile your Halogen Oven can be and how you can use it to bake bread, cupcakes, cakes, pastries, biscuits, puddings and savouries.
Dealing with difficult customers, colleagues, uncooperative staff, a manipulative boss - or an irritating neighbour -- is a challenge many people face daily. People in business are now under extreme pressure to make things happen, get more sales and turn a profit. This constant pressure or fear can make people difficult to deal with. This book shows how to identify and understand challenging behaviours, how to manage them and how to reduce stress.
Your dream wedding starts with this first simple step. Your wedding day marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in your life, so you'll want to make sure it's as wonderful as you always dreamed it would be. This book will guide you through all the organisational detail of your wedding preparations so that you'll feel completely confident about the many choices and decisions you will have to make. Written and designed in a logical, easy-to-use style, it concentrates on the practical aspects of preparing for your big day and is divided into three parts: * The Countdown Calendar, detailing all the vital steps at each stage of the preparations * The Action Plans, showing the step-by-step sequences needed to organise the transport, flowers, photography and all the other essentials * The Checklists, providing lots of space for you to record all the relevant information, so that you can track your progress and ensure that nothing has been overlooked If you follow this book step by step, you'll feel confident that your big day will be a great success and one that you'll remember for the rest of your life.
The majority of applications for probate that follow someone's death can be dealt with inexpensively by any reasonably intelligent person with time available and a little guidance. This easy-to-follow book clearly explains all the information you need to administer the deceased's estate; from dealing with the urgent practical matters to preparing and submitting the relevant forms, paying inheritance tax, and distributing the estate. You'll find specimen forms and letters and a list of useful addresses that will enable you to deal with it all yourself.
Regular staff reviews will help an organisation to be effective and efficient (and hence more profitable), and will help the individual employee gain more job satisfaction. A satisfied employee is going to work better; a more profitable company means a happier boss. It's that simple. This book is a thorough, comprehensive guide for anyone involved in staff reviews. It covers: *Conducting appraisals in an open organisation with a narrative focus *Appraisal skills - interview techniques and listening and counselling skills *Eight rules for successful negotiation *The role of job analysis, job description and person specification *Different types of appraisal *Preparing for the appraisal * Conducting the interview and evaluating the appraisal *What can go wrong and what to watch out for *Resolving conflict. Thoroughly revised and updated edition.
Mrs Simkins is back with a fantastic collection of recipes, hints and tips for every kind of tea you could imagine. Whether it is simple tea and biscuits, traditional afternoon tea or a more substantial high tea, Mrs Simkins has it covered. There are also teas for various celebrations and tea parties, as well as cream teas and toasty teas, tea in the garden and picnic teas. As you would expect, there is plenty of baking and a considerable number of nostalgic treats! You'll find delicious recipes for:* Breads and pastries * Cakes and buns * Scones and biscuits * Savouries and sandwiches * Toasty teas * Ice creams, jellies and blancmanges
Why did Mr Abdul Rahman Hassan seem uncomfortable when I asked him if his Christian name was Abdul?A" Many organisations new to the Middle East become very successful; many more struggle, and some will fail altogether. Often, the difference between a successful organisation and one that fails is that organisation's level of cultural intelligence. Cultural intelligence has never been more important as businesses globalise, especially in parts of the world that are very different to markets in the West. Cultural and social mistakes can cost businesses dearly. Learning how to do business in the Middle East without causing offence is crucial. This book provides cultural and practical business intelligence for all Western business people working throughout the Middle East. It also focuses on issues specifically important to Western businesswomen, as well as for men who might be working with Arab and Muslim women. It can make the difference between success and failure for the reader and his or her organisation.
Ostentatious, glam, materialistic, and tax free, Dubai is one of the most popular overseas locations for expatriate professionals. But although Dubai's population is made up of 75% expats compared to 25% locals, there is still an old town, away from the artificial world of glass skyscrapers shooting up towards the sky. The souks, the heart of urban Arabia, boast windows brimming with gold, rows of spices and nuts and fruits, pashminas and a dizzying variety of perfumes. As you set off on your journey to inimitable Dubai, this easy-to-use book offers advice on everything - from how to prepare before leaving; areas to live; how to find a job; understanding the property market; selecting schools; and the legal system. - Overview of Dubai: a general overview of history, climate, culture and economy - Living in Dubai: offers advice on driving licences, opening a bank account, finding accommodation, how to get around, the education system and schools, hospitals, understanding of the legal system, and how to get connected - Working in Dubai: provides an understanding of the job market, its conditions, and how to find a job in Dubai - Leisure in Dubai: looks into shopping, food and dining, outdoor activities, how to keep fit, clubs, and short weekend trips
This essential handbook is for anyone wishing to enter the UK to work, study, settle, join their family, or visit - and who wants to remain in the UK indefinitely. It is ideal for students, would-be immigrants to the UK, HR professionals, and expats. It will help them to identify which visa category is applicable to them, and will prepare them for passing the Life in the UK test as set by the Home Office for those applying for British citizenship. Written by immigration practitioners, this book is an easy to use handbook that readers will refer to, time and time again. This book is an essential read for those planning to come to the UK and who need to make a visa application. It covers: - critical information on which visa categories may be appropriate to their circumstances - how to make a visa application - what to expect when they arrive in the UK, including important information on how to establish a National Insurance number (for working), familiarising themselves with the taxation system, how to register with a Doctor and Dentist, plus much more. For those employing non-UK/EU citizens, this book explains: - what essential checks you must put in place - details of the Points Based System and how individuals can qualify - how to obtain a licence to employ foreign nationals and the HR compliance issues that need to be in place in order to remain compliant with the UK Border Agency For employers dealing with intra-company transfers and global people mobility issues, it offers a simple and understandable way to assess employees and whether they meet the appropriate visa requirements.
This book, by nutritionist Sarah Flower, is packed with delicious, healthy and simple meals as well as general advice on how to use and maintain your Halogen Cooker. Halogen Cookers are ideal for those who live alone; or for cooking quick, easy and nutritious family meals without the expense of heating up a conventional oven. With your halogen oven you can cook up to 40% faster than with your conventional oven. It can be used to bake, grill, defrost, roast, steam and brown, and is the perfect one pot cooker. Unlike a microwave, it can cook brown and crispy pastry dishes and jacket potatoes. - How to get the most from your halogen cooker - Weekly menu plans - Soups and Casseroles - Main Meals - Quick snacks - Cakes and desserts - Stockists & further information
In this book, award-winning travel writer Sarah Woods answers the question she is asked several hundred times each year: 'how do I become a freelance travel writer?' She offers practical advice on turning the dream into reality - from getting started to making a decent living. Sarah shares her tips on contacts, hard work, and the best way to attract a healthy dose of luck. In this book she: - De-mystifies the pitching process and guides would-be authors through the publishing maze; - Explains how to balance being on-the-road with meeting international deadlines across different timelines; - Provides tips on how to win ongoing business and how to secure the best rates of pay; - Looks at how to foster long-term relationships with editors and publishers; - Provides a guide to the world-wide market for those writers who want to maximize earning potential and writing outlets all across the globe; - Offers guidance to the required writing styles of consumer and trade publications, together with how to use travel writing skills in TV, radio and film.
Spontaneous parties, unstructured suppers, impromptu invitations, unexpected guests at any time of the day -- welcome to Prepped!, a new, time-saving, inspirational and delicious way of cooking.Vanessa Kimbell takes a selection of fabulous flavours and creates a basic 'wardrobe' of go-anywhere dishes.By linking your recipes you can produce delicious food in less time, and by layering a selection of signature flavours you can transform your everyday cooking into something special.Prepped! Stunning food that makes an enviable statement about your lifestyle.
New 4th edition of this exams 'bible' - Price cut (previous edition GBP8.99) - targeted towards cash-strapped students - Delivers techniques which make a huge difference to exam performance at all levels: professional, academic, Master's, GCSE or A level
Every dog owner wants the best for their pet. Commercial dog foods and biscuits contain colourings, flavour enhancers and preservatives that are just as unlikely to be good for our pets as they are for us. The only way we can know that our beloved dog is getting a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet is if we prepare their food ourselves. In this book, Elaine Everest provides over 100 tasty and nutritional recipes for every occasion, from main meals cooked with organic ingredients to kibble and mixer biscuit substitutes and delicious biscuits and treats to supplement their diet. There are even recipes for cakes that can be specially baked to celebrate birthdays and other fun occasions. Healthy treats that will keep dogs lean and fit. Easy to prepare daily meals, even for the non-cooks amongst us. Easy to make training titbits, plus recipes to cook and freeze Cooling snacks for hot days. Vegetarian meals, slimming meals and special diets for happy hounds. With this handy book you'll never again need to purchase mass produced treats for your dog - and you'll save money too.
This book is a first-rate guide for writers who are looking for ways to improve their output. It focuses on: - Fiction writing and the world of genre fiction - science, romance, horror and crime. - Ways of drawing on personal experience in order to write non-fiction articles on a wide variety of topics in a number of different styles. - Writing for children which requires specialist skills that, once mastered, bring enormous satisfaction to both the writer and the reader. - The impact of the internet on the creative writer and the opportunities it presents. Crucially, there is also a chapter on presenting your work to a publisher and getting it into print.
2nd edition of this accessible guide - expert advice, first hand experience, and practical information on how to launch and run your new business. Added value - includes popular recipes from the author's own coffee shop.
Weddings have come a long way since the first etiquette books were written. Today families come in such variety that more and more couples are sensibly throwing etiquette to the wind and relying instead on their own common sense. So where does the father of the bride fit into all of this? There are so many ways you can help, both emotionally and practically. You'll find that one of your responsibilities - apart from walking your daughter down the aisle and making a speech - is ensuring that the chaos of wedding details, and any family feuds or financial stress, don't ultimately get in the way of making your daughter's wedding day the happiest time in her life. This will be a big day for you, too, with the speech playing an important part in the proceedings. You'll want to get it just right so that you speak from the heart but enliven sentiment with humour, and your speech is remembered for years to come - for all the right reasons. This book is packed with valuable tips and advice about: - Conveying just the right messages to your daughter and her husband-to-be - Understanding what is traditionally expected of you - Keeping everyone calm and defusing any pre-wedding tensions and conflicts - Making a memorable speech - Helping everyone have a great time!
This book will show you that with a little bit of planning and preparation, it is possible to have the day of your dreams without starting married life in debt. The average cost of a wedding is about as much as a deposit on a house, but one thing the 'credit crunch' taught us all is that there are many areas in our lives where we can save money by doing things ourselves. So why should weddings be an exception? Whether it's boom or bust you don't have to spend a fortune. You really can create your own special day by doing it yourself and having fun along the way. This book is packed with top tips and money saving ideas for: Stationery, Venues, Flowers, Transport, Hair and Make-up, Photographs, Food and Drink, the Reception and much more - including tips from live brides and over 100 budget busting ideas.
This book tells you how to build a successful freelance business around supplying publishing services. The publishing industry depends on freelancers: writers and editors, proofreaders and designers, PR and typesetters. For those in the know, there is a wealth of opportunities on offer. Graduates, retired professionals, in-house editors, career-changers more and more people are taking the plunge and going freelance. You can succeed as a freelancer in publishing, and this book shows you how. It includes top tips; insider knowledge and case studies; information on how to market yourself, deal with finance and find out what your clients are looking for plus invaluable insights from other successful freelancers and industry experts.