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How to Complete Your Estate Plan with a New Document

One of the biggest things that keeps people from creating an estate plan is a fear of death and an aversion to discussing mortality.

Talking about death isn’t easy for a lot of people, which might explain why only 44% of Americans have created a Last Will. However, the discourse around memorial or funeral services in recent years is changing with 46% of Americans over the age of 40 having discussed memorialization and funeral wishes with their families and 69% of Americans over 40 expressing a desire to pre-plan their own services.

While it is important to specify your medical wishes with a Health Care Directive, appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf with a Power of Attorney, and divide your assets with a Last Will and Testament, an End-of-Life plan is a great way to ease yourself into estate planning.

In this post, we’ll discuss what an End-of-Life Plan is, why you should make one, and how it differs from a Last Will and Testament.

What is an End-of-Life Plan?

An End-of-Life Plan is a document that can help you round out your estate plan by addressing things that a Last Will and Health Care Directive don’t.

An End-of-Life Plan allows you to:

  • Appoint someone to fulfill the wishes outlined in your plan
  • Express if you’d like an obituary or death notice, including which details you’d like it to comprise and where you’d like the notices published
  • Make known your wishes for burial or cremation and what you’d like done with your remains
  • Communicate what kind of memorial service you’d like (if any) to commemorate your life
  • Indicate how you’d like your funeral expenses paid (e.g. with funds you’ve set aside or from your estate)

You can also choose to write meaningful final thoughts to your family and loved ones (which can be general or for specific people) in hopes of offering some comfort for them after you’ve passed on.

Although an End-of-Life Plan is not a legal document, it helps to lay out your final thoughts in a personal and easy-to-understand way, which is important because your loved ones will likely be using it to navigate the difficult period after you have passed away.

Last Will vs. End-of-Life Plan

If you already have a Last Will, you may ask if you even need a document like an End-of-Life Plan. The answer is yes. A common misconception about a Last Will and Testament is that it includes your wishes for how you want to be laid to rest.

Although some people include their wishes for funeral arrangements in their Last Will, it’s not recommended. Including them doesn’t affect the validity of your Will, but it’s not ideal to have your preferences for memorial services in a document that people don’t tend to read until after your funeral.

Even if your appointee does read your Last Will before they plan your funeral, it’s more effective to provide your appointee with a comprehensive document devoted solely to your end-of-life wishes. The End-of-Life Plan is easy to follow and doesn’t require any deciphering because it’s written in plain language and allows you to include more specific instructions for the person or people planning your memorial.

Cover All Your Bases in Your Estate Plan

We created the End-of-Life Plan to allow our users to address things that their other estate planning documents wouldn’t, such as their obituary details, funeral wishes, memorial specifics, and so on. If you have particular desires for how you want your life to be celebrated and remembered, you should be able to express those desires in a concrete way like with a written document.

Just make sure once you’ve created your planning document, you let your appointee know where they can find it. You may even want to go over the End-of-Life Plan in person with your appointee so you can be sure they understand everything and they can have an opportunity to ask questions if they need to.

The End-of-Life plan can offer peace of mind for you because your memorial wishes will be written out for your loved ones to follow, and your loved ones can also be relieved of some of the stress of funeral planning because you’ll have already made major decisions for your memorial.

Have you done any pre-planning for your own memorial service?

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The Complete Star Wars Saga Timeline (UPDATED)

Welcome to FANDOM’s complete in-canon Star Wars saga timeline…

When Star Wars: A New Hope arrived in theaters in 1977, it didn’t have an episode number or even a tag line. It was just called Star Wars. This film was a sensation and became the most influential science fiction film in history. The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi concluded this epic trilogy, and for a while, that was Star Wars.

Fast forward 41 years later and there are dozens of books, comics, video games, and TV shows that have expanded on the original Star Wars story. While we can’t list everything (don’t worry, Wookieepedia has it all) we have collected the main entries into Star Wars canon you can follow below.

The Skywalker family is the core of this saga. While Luke and Leia‘s journey is explored in depth in the original trilogy, their family history goes all the way back to the prequel trilogy, which we’ll get into in a moment. But this story did start before the Skywalkers, with a wise, green Jedi named Yoda.

A Training Mission with Yoda


Star Wars Yoda
This 5-issue comic takes place before the prequels.

Marvel Comics is currently publishing an in-canon Star Wars comic book. While most of it takes place between the films A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, there was a five-issue arc in the comic called “Yoda’s Secret War.” These five issues come from one of Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s journals where he went on an adventure with Master Yoda. Their adventure is the farthest back in the timeline you can go (so far).

Marvel also produced a comic book called Darth Maul. You won’t meet Darth Maul until the first prequel film, but before that, you can read how he became the Sith Apprentice of Darth Sidious in the five-issue series Darth Maul. These two series are technically our jumping off point into the saga and add some context to two characters we’ll meet in the prequels.

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy…


‘The Phantom Menace’ was released May 19, 1999.

OK, now that you’ve read (or read up on) those two comic arcs, let’s get into the first set of films: the Star Wars Prequels. The prequel films take place 32 years before the events of A New Hope, starting with The Phantom Menace. The Phantom Menace begins with a Trade Federation blockade of the planet Naboo. The Jedi Council sends Qui-Gon Jin and Obi-Wan to negotiate a peace treaty and instead, they get caught up in an invasion. This invasion leads them to the outer rim planet of Tatooine, which is where we meet young Anakin Skywalker and the saga truly begins.

During this time, Anakin meets the Queen of Naboo, Padme Amidala. Their friendship blossoms, the Jedi expose the Trade Federation‘s blockade of Naboo in the Galactic Republic and the Sith begin to reveal themselves. The Phantom Menace sets the stage for three future events: the future union of Anakin and Padme, the secret presence of a Sith Emperor, and the rise of the Empire.

Preparing for War


Anakin and Amidala fight together with the Jedi.

These events are followed by Attack of the Clones. Attack of the Clones picks up 10 years later, with Anakin training to be a Jedi with his Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Amidala is no longer queen but is instead serving as a Senator for Naboo. The Jedi continue to sense the presence of the Sith but are unsure of the Emperor’s identity. Obi-Wan discovers the presence of a mysterious Clone Army, which the Galactic Senate authorizes to launch when war comes to the galaxy. Anakin and Amidala choose to get married, even though it’s forbidden and Anakin grieves over the death of his mother.

There are a few things to read between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, specifically the Marvel comic series Obi-Wan and AnakinThis five-part series documents a few of the Jedi training adventures the pair go on before the galaxy is embroiled in war. You can also read the comic series Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu. This five-issue series takes place directly after the events of Attack of the Clones.

Begun the Clone Wars Have


‘The Clone Wars’ ran for 6 years on television.

Next up is the Star Wars animated series The Clone Wars. This series includes one feature-length movie and 129 episodes. It spans the three year period between Attack of the Clones and the final film in the prequel trilogy, Revenge of the Sith. The Clone Wars is a fascinating series because it provides an in depth look into how the Clone Army became so powerful. It shows Yoda going on secret missions, it shows Anakin training his own Padawan Ahsoka Tano, and it shows how the Dark Side was gaining strength in the galaxy.

One thing to note about The Clone Wars is that many episode were not aired in order. For instance, the first episode in the series is called “Ambush,” but the timeline technically begins with a Season 2 episode called “Cat and Mouse.” The best way to follow the series is through this handy guide from StarWars.com. You may have to jump around a bit at the beginning, but you’ll really get a hand on the stories the show is telling when you watch them in order.

Seeds of the Death Star


Published Nov. 2016, written by James Luceno.

While The Clone Wars series does lead right into Revenge of the Sith, there is one thing you can read that takes place during this timeline: the Rogue One prequel book, Catalyst. Catalyst explores the life of Galen Erso and his recruitment into the Republic weapons development by Orson Krennic. At this point in time, the Republic is still technically “the good team,” but Galen becomes wary when he begins working on a “Death Star” project. This book spans across both Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, so you can read it as you head into Sith territory.

You can also learn more about Darth Maul and Kanan during this time. Darth Maul’s story continues in the Dark Horse comic book series Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir. These storylines actually came from The Clone Wars, but were never used. Kanan, who you won’t meet until Rebels, has a storyline in the Marvel comic series Kanan: The Last Padawan. He recalls his experiences training as a Jedi on Coruscant, before the events of Revenge of the Sith.

Palpatine’s Final Move


‘Revenge of the Sith’ concludes the prequel trilogy.

Revenge of the Sith is the third and final film in the prequel trilogy. For many years it was considered to be the last film in the Star Wars saga. It is by far the darkest and most difficult Star Wars film to watch. Anakin is tortured and turned to the Dark Side. The Emperor releases an order to execute the Jedi. Darth Vader rises to power and Amidala’s babies are separated at birth. The film is the harrowing conclusion to the Emperor’s plans to rule the galaxy.

While this trilogy is not as critically acclaimed as the original trilogy, it is crucial to watch if you want to understand how the Dark Side rose to power. The Clone Wars series and Revenge of the Sith clearly show that the Empire did not show up over night by crushing the Republic — no — the Empire IS the Republic, twisted and mutilated by the Emperor, much like his pupil, Darth Vader.

The Empire Reigns


The ‘Darth Vader’ comic is written by Charles Soule.

The time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope is a dark one. The Empire has taken over the galaxy and any system that tries to fight back gets squashed. Darth Vader has become Emperor Palpatine’s enforcer, and their new relationship is explored in the Marvel comic book series Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. This comic picks up immediately after the events of Revenge of the Sith.

Then you can catch up with Kanan, the last Padawan, in the first six issues of his comic series. While you learned about his last days in the Jedi Temple in issues #7 – #12, go back to read issues #1 – #6. Kanan will be a very important character when you get to the animated series Star Wars Rebels. Next in the timeline is a series of young reader books. These books, titled Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space, are composed of short stories that take place during the Galactic Empire. There are seven books in all.

Remember Ahsoka?


The audiobook is narrated by Ashley Eckstein, who voices Ahsoka in ‘The Clone Wars.’

Before the events of Revenge of the Sith, Ahsoka Tano was Anakin’s Padawan. Most of her journey was explored in The Clone Wars animated series but what happened to her afterwards? That’s where the book Ahsoka comes in. This book explores Ahsoka’s life after Executive Order 66, when the Clones killed all the Jedi. She was in hiding at the time, so she survived. She later joins forces with Bail Organa and helps start the early movements of the Rebellion.

Next in the timeline are two books with a heavy focus on the Empire. First, is Lords of the Sith. This book focuses on Lord Vader and the Emperor. The next book is titled Tarkin. Together these books paint a brutal and calculating picture of the lengths the Dark Side is willing to go to maintain their rule in the galaxy. Tarkin in particular documents the Dark Side’s work on the Death Star, which was first explored in the Galen Erso book Catalyst.

Next is Rebel Rising. Rebel Rising explores the backstory of our Rogue One heroine, Jyn Erso. When Jyn was young, she lived with her parents on a then Republic base, while her father worked on the Death Star design. This was explored in the book Catalyst. When he father left the Republic, Krennic had his wife, Jyn’s mother, killed. These events are played out in the film Rogue One. What Rogue One doesn’t show is what happened to Jyn after her mother’s death, when Saw Gerrera found her. This time in her life is documented in Rebel Rising.

Spanning the Timeline


Every book is getting us closer to the original trilogy.

Even thought the next two books fall in this time period, they actually span beyond the scope of the Empire’s reign. For instance, Thrawn, begins just as the Clone Wars have finished and concludes around the time of Star Wars Rebels. The book, which centers on the wicked Grand Admiral Thrawn, explores important issues in the Star Wars saga, as Nerdist’s review points out, including xenophobia.

Another book that spans more than just this time period is Lost Stars. Lost Stars begins in the dark times with two young children who join the Imperial flight program. Their paths begin to divide as one pursues rank and promotion as an officer and one seeks out the rebellion. It’s a love story that shows alternative views on the Death Star, the destruction of Alderaan in A New Hope and eventually leads to the Battle of Jakku, the wreckage of which can be seen in The Force Awakens.

Smugglers & Scoundrels


Solo: A Star Wars Story Han Solo
Alden Ehrenreich, as Han Solo.

This is when you would watch the Han Solo movie. Solo: A Star Wars Story introduces us to Han, Chewie, and Lando Calrissian and is set 13 years before A New HopeHan is an orphan who leaves the Imperial ship-building planet of Corellia to join the Flight Academy. Three years later, he and Chewie rescue each other and go to work for Tobias Beckett.

After their mission goes terribly wrong, they team up with Qi’Ra and Lando by taking the Millennium Falcon to Kessel. On Kessel they free the mine’s slaves and make their escape run in less than 12 parsecs, if you round down. While the film’s main goal is to give us the backstory of our favorite smuggler, it also introduces two new players in the larger Star Wars universe: Crimson Dawn and Enfys Nest.

Crimson Dawn is a crime syndicate run by Darth Maul. That’s right, the red-and-black baddie from Episode I survived his fall. Darth Maul was saved by the witches on his home planet of Dothamir during the Clone Wars television series, which is how he can still be alive in Solo. Enfys Nest is the daughter of the original Enfys Nest and is part of the early establishment of the Rebellion. Han’s decision to help Enfys proves that he has been supporting the rebellion for over a decade before he meets Luke and Leia in A New Hope.

The Spark of Rebellion


‘Rebels’ is currently airing on Disney XD.

This brings us to Star Wars Rebels. 12 years since Revenge of the Sith and a mere five years before A New Hope, a stalwart and hopeful new crew band together to take on the Empire. The crew is comprised of Ezra, a young boy with Force-sensitive abilities, Kanan, our Last Padawan Jedi from the comic series we’ve been reading, Hera, the Twi’lek pilot of the “Ghost” ship, Sabine, a Mandalorian weapons expert, Zeb, an honor guardsman, and their trusty yet pesky droid Chopper. Together they face off against Thrawn, Tarkin, even Darth Vader himself.

Two books also cover the years leading up to A New HopeBattlefront: Twilight Company and Leia: Princess of Alderaan. Battlefront: Twilight Company is a tie-in book to the video game Battlefront I. It spans from the time of Rebels through the Battle of Hoth, which takes place during the Empire Strikes BackLeia: Princess of Alderaan begins on the day of Leia’s succession as the future leader of Alderaan. She must complete three tasks to prove her right to rule. During the book she discovers her parents are part of the Rebellion, which is why she’s on the “diplomatic mission” secretly carrying the Death Star plans in A New Hope.

Rebellions Are Built on Hope


‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ was written by Gary Whitta.

This bring us up to the first Star Wars spin-off film, Rogue One. This film shows exactly how the plans to the Death Star end up in the hands of Princess Leia in A New Hope. Jyn Erso, who’s life was previously explored in the books Catalyst and Rebel Rising, is recruited to hack into the Empire-ruled planet of Skarif. She and her friends are able to steal the plans minutes before the entire planet is blown to pieces. The final moments in the film perfectly sync up with the first moments in A New Hope, as plans are handed off from person to person until they reach the hands of Princess Leia.

This is where the Original Trilogy perfectly collides with all the prequel materials. All the comic issues, animated shows and backstory books lead to this film. If you’ve been following this timeline exactly, then you know that this film, Star Wars: A New Hope is where everything changes. For 19 years the Empire has reigned as the supreme force in the Galaxy. Brave souls like Leia’s father Bail Organa, Jyn’s father Galen Erso, the crew of the Ghost, Thane and Ciena, Ahsoka — all of characters have been trying to bring the Empire down and now this “farmboy” from Tatooine has done it. With the Death Star destroyed, the Rebellion finally has a chance.

You can also get some more insight into our film characters during this time by reading From a Certain Point of View. This book collects 43 short stories from authors like Wil Wheaton, Greg Rucka, Gary Whitta, Claudia Gray and more. Each story is written from the perspective of a different person during the events of A New Hope.

Empire on the Run


The Battle of Hoth is a playable level in ‘Battlefront I.’

Now we begin our approach to the second film in the Original Trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. Before we get there, however, we have a few games, books and comics to dive into first.

Let’s start with Battlefront I. The game is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft PCs and features the option to play as a member of the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance. The game has all sorts of levels and challenges, some of which lead all the way up to the Battle of Hoth and Bespin, two worlds featured in the Empire Strikes Back. The game also has expansions for Rogue One and The Force Awakens, so there are lots of movie tie-ins here.

While the second game, Battlefront II, doesn’t take place until after Return of the Jedi, you can learn about the game’s main character Iden Versio in the book Battlefront II: Inferno Squad. This book takes place after the Death Star was destroyed. The Emperor orders Iden and her Squad to hunt down Saw Gerrera’s insurgents to get revenge. This book fits here in the timeline and provides backstory for Battlefront II.

Comic Book Missions


‘Star Wars’ Issues #1 – #37 were written by Jason Aaron.

Now let’s talk comics. There are A LOT of comic books storylines that fill in the gaps between A New Hope and the Empire Strikes Back. First is Princess Leia. This comic picks up right after the New Hope medal ceremony. Princess Leia goes on a secret mission to save Alderaanian citizens with a Rebel Alliance pilot named Evaan Verlaine.

Then we have the on-going Star Wars comic and the Darth Vader comic. These both pick up in the wake of the Death Star explosion. You can read both titles, issues #1 – #25 concurrently, since they do line up in narrative. As you read through Star Wars #26 – #43, you can also start reading Doctor Aphra. In this series, Darth Vader recruits Aphra as his personal archeologist. Archeology plays a huge role in some of these later works.

Lastly, you’ll want to read the five-issue comic miniseries Chewbacca. This comic shows Chewbacca stranded on a strange planet and how he makes a friend to help him escape. There’s also a Lando mini-series and a Han Solo mini-series. They each have five issues and can be read during this time.

Empires Strike & Jedis Return


Luke Skywalker’s Jedi training occurs in these two films.

The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi round out the original trilogy. During these films, the Empire attempts to regain control over the galaxy by constructing a second Death Star. The Rebel Alliance becomes a mobile fleet, after their base on Hoth is destroyed. Luke goes on his own journey to find Yoda, the head of the Jedi Council from the prequels who is now in exile. Han and Leia’s love for one another grows, but they are separated by Jabba the Hutt.

Everything falls apart at the end of Empire Strikes Back when Darth Vader reveals to Luke that he is Anakin Skywalker, his father. Then the final battle between the Alliance and the Empire is waged during Return of the Jedi. The second Death Star is operational and the Alliance has one chance to destroy it and the Emperor forever. The Alliance is victorious and the work of restoring the galaxy begins.

The Aftermath of War



In order to understand what happens to the Galaxy once Darth Vader and the Emperor are destroyed, checkout the Shattered Empire comic book miniseries and the Aftermath book trilogy. Shattered Empire is a four-issue comic series that picks up a few days after Return of the Jedi. It introduces Poe Dameron’s parents, Kes Dameron and Shara Bey.

The Aftermath Trilogy covers the immediate fall out of the Emperor’s death. In the first book, Aftermath, the Empire is scattered throughout the galaxy. Palpatine’s statue is toppled on Coruscant. Leia, Han, and Chewbacca begin establishing Mon Monthma as the new leader of the Republic. Resistance fighters begin to go home. One fighter, a pilot named Norra Wexley returns to her home planet of Akiva. While there, she discovers the Empire has regrouped their last fleet of starships and star destroyers in the Outer Rim above her planet. The Empire attempts to make a last stand here.

In the second book, Aftermath: Life Debt, Han Solo resigns his commission as General to help Chewbacca liberate his home planet of Kashyyyk. The Empire continues to wage war and release propaganda from their secret bases. Leia continues to work with Mon Mothma to restore order to the Republic. Two characters from The Force Awakens are introduced in this book: Maz Kanata and Armitage Hux. Armitage Hux is the bastard son of Brendol Hux, who’s working with the Empire to create a Shadow Council. (We’ll discover in future books and films that Armitage Hux is Kylo Ren’s right hand man, General Hux, and that his father, Brendol, recruits Captain Phasma to be his son’s guard. More on that in the book Phasma.)

The third book, Aftermath: Empire’s End, takes all the characters established in the Aftermath Trilogy to the planet of Jakku. That’s right, the planet where Rey will be exiled in the future is where the Empire stages its final battle. All the star destroyers Rey scavenges in The Force Awakens will fall in this battle. Parts of this battle are also covered in the previously mentioned book Lost Stars. The book has been running concurrently since Revenge of the Sith and stops here at the Battle of Jakku. This battle ultimately ends the war between the Empire and the Republic, for good.

Princess Leia’s Family Legacy


Claudia Gray also wrote ‘Leia: Princess from Alderaan.’

Bloodline is all about Leia. The book explores where she stands once the new Republic has seen established. While she was a General in the war, she’s now a Senator. During this time she also becomes pregnant and gives birth to Ben Solo. She’s greatly respected in her position and her voice is trusted. When she’s nominated for a greater leadership position, her opposition leaks that she’s not really Bail Organa’s daughter, but Darth Vader’s. This revelation erodes her reputation. She ends up leaving her position and starting a Resistance base in the Hosnian System.

Opposing Enforcers



As Leia works to establish a Resistance base, she begins recruiting pilots. Many of the resistance fighters she recruits fought with her in the Rebellion, but many of them now have children. Leia’s friends from Shattered Empire, Shara Bey and Kes Dameron, have a son named Poe Dameron. Poe is one of the Republic’s best fighter pilots. As the presence of the First Order grows in the galaxy, he leaves the Republic and joins Leia’s resistance. When Leia finds new information that could help her find her missing brother Luke Skywalker, Leia sends Poe on a mission to find him. This mission is explored in the ongoing Marvel comic series Poe Dameron.

While the Resistance is being created, the First Order is also being formed. One of the characters introduced in Aftermath: Life Debt, Brendol Hux, is also recruiting for the First Order. This recruitment is explored in the book Phasma. In the book, Phasma and her brother grow up to be survivors. They kill their parents and their village in order to survive. Phasma continues this mode of self-preservation when she and Armitage Hux kill his father and take his place in the First Order. Phasma fashions her metal armor in this book and joins the First Order as Hux’s Captain.

A New Trilogy Begins


‘The Force Awakens’ bridges the cast of the original trilogy with the new.

Now we head into the new trilogy of films: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and the yet untitled Episode IX. The Force Awakens begins 34 years after the events of A New Hope and 29 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. Leia is running the Resistance. Her son, Ben Solo, has gone to the dark side and has taken the name Kylo Ren. Her husband, Han Solo, has returned to smuggling. Luke Skywalker is missing. Poe Dameron, while on Jakku, finds part of a map to Luke but is captured by the First Order. He meets reluctant Stormtrooper FN-2187 who teams up with Rey and BB-8 to return the map to Skywalker to Leia. All hell breaks loose as the First Order destroys the new Republic.

The Last Jedi begins right as The Force Awakens ends. Rey has tapped into her force powers and has found Luke Skywalker. She is desperate to be trained and to discover who she is. The Resistance successfully took out Starkiller Base, but Phasma, Hux and Kylo Ren escaped before it blew up. Han Solo is dead and Chewbacca is piloting the Millennium Falcon with Rey, who has made the journey to the first Jedi temple on Ahch-To. You can find out how Phasma escaped the base in her four-issue comic series Captain Phasma. You can also keep up with Poe Dameron’s missions during this time in his comic series, which continues here.

The Passing of the Torch


Luke and Rey in 'The Last Jedi'
Luke and Rey in The Last Jedi.

The Last Jedi definitely didn’t go the way we thought it would. Luke remained on Ahch-To and only trained Rey for a second, before she jettisoned off to save Kylo Ren. Yoda made a brief appearance to burn down the old Jedi Temple, though he did so knowing full well that Rey had the sacred texts on board the Millennium Falcon (sneaky Yoda). The First Order tracked the Resistance down and cornered their last remaining forces on Crait. Luke used his remaining power to fight Kylo Ren, after Ren and Rey destroyed Supreme Leader Snoke, and then Luke died. It was a jarring end to a lot of key characters like Luke, Admiral Ackbar, and Snoke.

Before Luke force-ghosted his way into oblivion, he left Kylo with three prophecies:

“Today, the rebellion is reborn,”

“The war is just beginning,”

“And I will not be the last Jedi.”

These words set up a great many things for the future of the Star Wars franchise, the events of which will next play out in Episode IX.

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They’re a wardrobe staple—a second skin—yet from time to time, our skinny jeans throw us a sartorial curveball when it comes to which shoes to pair them with. There’s not much in the footwear department that doesn’t go with a spray-on silhouette, but sometimes it’s the wash of the denim and the height of the heel that can make all the difference.

A little turn-up here and a lighter shade there can take you from outfit frustration to outfit success. How do we know this? Because one look at some of the most stylish women out there revealed as much. From the queen of skinny jeans, Kate Moss (who must sleep in hers), to street style superstars, we’ve scanned their best looks for the ultimate skinny-jean recipes. Scroll for your complete guide on the shoes to wear with skinny jeans.

Style Notes: Classic white lace-up sneakers have proved that they’re here to stay, and this is music to our ears. As seen on petite fashion influencer Monikh Dale, there’s plenty of proof that this can look absolutely amazing when you’re not a glamazon. They’re skinny jeans’ new best friend.
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Style Notes: An off-duty model is all we need to show us that loafers—even if they’re on the scuffed, vintage side—and skinny jeans are perfect for trekking around a big city in style. Pack a pair (we’re obsessed with the Olsens’ offering at The Row) on your next mini break, and wear them on the plane—your feet will thank you.
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Style Notes: Skinnies and trainers go together like bread and butter. But as London-based fashion guru Irina Lakicevic proves, the coolest combination for now lies in chunkier-soled, sporty kicks like these classic Nikes.
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Style Notes: It worked for Audrey Hepburn all those years ago, and it still works today. Flat, pointed shoes elevate a pair of figure-hugging jeans to no end. A color-popping style like these cult Aquazzura lace-ups adds further interest.
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Style Notes: Pernille Teisbaek often wears her sharp-pointed courts from Balenciaga with skinny jeans—and you can see why. They elongate your legs to no end, meaning you can balance out a cosy sweater very nicely.
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Style Notes: If flats are too flat, heels are too heeled, and sneakers feel just plain wrong for you, then the solution lies in cute midi-heeled block pumps. Glove shoes like Maria Alia’s (worn here with socks) are the perfect, comfortable, elevated option.
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Style Notes: There’s nothing like minimalistic strappy sandals to add a dressy edge to a pair of casual jeans. British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a pro at styling hers. Follow her lead and make sure that yours stop just above the ankle straps of your shoes.
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Style Notes: She made skinny jeans a wardrobe essential around the world, so it’s only right that we look to Kate Moss for how to style them. And the answer is yes, you can wear them with sandals—even jet-black denim. Note how the supermodel added a little turn-up to hers to avoid them scrunching around the ankles—a definite no-no when going for skinny jeans and sandals.
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Pockets in Menswear: The Complete Guide

One of the things that a gentleman eventually notices and appreciates when wearing tailored clothes is just how many pockets a suit or sport coat has.

Pockets, whether on a jacket or other article of clothing, are a key but often overlooked practical feature in clothing. In this article we will explore the range of pockets that appear in classic menswear.

A Brief History of the Pocket

From prehistory all the way up until the 17th century, what we consider to be a pocket–pouches sewn into clothing–did not exist. Instead, some sort of external purse or tie-on pouch, usually in the form of a belt, was the norm to carry money and other small items. In fact, the celebrated Bronze Age “iceman,” Ötzi, was discovered with just such a belt pouch.

A sculpted life-size rendition of Ötzi the Iceman wearing his belt pouch, also visible in its original state at right.

A sculpted life-size rendition of Ötzi the Iceman wearing his belt pouch, also visible in its original state at right.

A disadvantage of this was that when you were carrying valuables, their visible presence furnished a temptation to thieves and literal “cut-purses.” So, the solution was to hide the items below layers of clothing, first in the form of pouches accessed via slits in one’s outer garments and then, at least in menswear, through the creation of the contemporary covered pocket sewn into the lining. Interestingly, women’s clothes rarely if ever contained pockets, and even to this day, women’s dresses tend not to have them, so women often find themselves needing a purse to carry necessities. The discrepancy between gendered clothing was so important that a part of the women’s rights and suffrage movements was a push for women’s garments to contain pockets for their practicality. However, the differences mostly still remain.

Early 19th century French fashion illustrations emphasizing pockets in menswear.

Early 19th-century French fashion illustrations emphasizing pockets in menswear, including the, ahem, interesting placement of the second one

Jacket Pockets

Though pants pockets are more widely used, when it comes to actually talking about pockets in menswear, suit jackets and sports coats get most of the attention, probably because of their interesting variety. In a nutshell, there are three main forms of external pockets on jackets in order of increasing formality: patch, flap, and jetted.

1. Patch Pockets

Patch pockets are common on sport coats like this one from Pini Parma.

Patch pockets are common on sport coats like this one from Pini Parma.

The patch pocket is in a sense the most “primitive” as its construction is also the most basic: a patch made of the same material as the jacket itself is simply stitched onto the surface. It is the least hidden of the pocket types, as it, as well as the contents it contains, rests above the garment surface; in this way, it has something in common with early external pouches. The patch pocket is seen as casual because its construction is highly visible, so it appears primarily on sport coats. If it appears on a suit, the suit is immediately rendered casual rather than appropriate for business wear; on the other hand, you could also likely split the suit and wear the top as an odd jacket.

Because they are spacious and wide opening at the top, patch pockets invite you to stick your hands in them for casual loafing. They also invite you to toss things into them; however, if patch pockets are laden with heavy items, even keys or a large mobile phone, they can sag, creating a sloppy appearance and permanently warping their appearance, even when they are empty. Pressing the pocket with an iron can help with this, but the best approach is prevention: use these pockets only for light items. Despite having some shortcomings, I personally prefer patch pockets on my sport coats for their relaxed appearance and what I consider a cleaner look than flap pockets.

Oatmeal tweed jacket

Finally, on occasion, you will come across a blended pocket, such as this patch pocket with a flap, which steps up the formality of the pocket slightly above a plain patch pocket.

Green jacket, camel doeskin vest, striped woll tie, small checked shirt, blue cornflower bz Fort Belvedere

Sven Raphael Schneider wearing a green jacket with flap pockets paired with a camel doeskin vest, a striped wool tie, small checked shirt, and a blue cornflower by Fort Belvedere

2. Flap Pockets

Next in formality is the flap pocket. This differs from the patch pocket because the pouch exists beneath the surface of the jacket and is covered with a flap made from the same material as the jacket itself. This was originally supposed to keep debris from getting into jacket pockets when worn in the country. Flap pockets occupy a sort of middle ground in terms of formality: they are the main choice for business suits, but they can also appear on sport coats as a testament to their casual origins.

Definitely a fashion faux pas - your tie should never peek out from under your jacket

Oops, both pocket flaps should be untucked (and don’t let your tie peek out from under your jacket either)

Because it is soft, the flap often ends up tucked inside the pocket, which can look sloppy if you have one tucked in and one not.

An example of jetted pockets on a summer sport coat

An example of jetted pockets on a summer sport coat

3. Jetted Pockets

Sometimes, men will comment that they prefer to leave the flaps on their pockets tucked in, and, actually, flap pockets were originally intended to be worn this way; the flaps were only taken out if they were necessary to keep rain or debris from getting in. Essentially, a tucked in flap creates impromptu jetted pockets for a cleaner, more polished silhouette. These are the most formal pocket style, appearing on evening wear and formal morning dress alike, though they can also appear on suits and even on sport coats. Their appropriateness for formal clothing, however, lies in their streamlined appearance, since all you see of the pocket is a slit. Jetted pockets are also referred to as besom pockets or welted pockets; the term “welted” refers to the reinforced edges (welts) of the slit, which are partially decorative and partially practical support.

Horizontal ticket pockets compared to angled ticket pockets on a three-button tweed  hacking jacket.

Horizontal ticket pockets compared to angled ticket pockets on a three-button tweed  hacking jacket.

4. The Ticket Pocket

Usually, the discussion of jacket pockets–and of menswear pockets in general–ends here. However, this omits a great number of others that are present on jackets. The ticket pocket, for example, is a third pocket that appears on the lower quarters of a jacket, above the main right pocket. This is because the wearer is assumed by default to be right-handed and would reach into it with his dominant hand. Lefties have to go bespoke or made to measure for the same convenience. The ticket pocket is most commonly flapped and slightly smaller than the pocket below it, though jetted versions exist. The name hints at its original purpose as a feature for train travel: a gentleman traveling to the country would carry his ticket in it, which is also why it technically should be a feature on British country-style jackets, such as tweeds, rather than those intended to be worn for business. When it appears on three-button hacking jackets, the ticket pocket, and indeed, all the flap pockets, may be cut on an upward sloping diagonal; this makes it easier to access the pockets while on horseback, further reinforcing their country associations.

A Neapolitan barchetta pocket and a patch breast pocket.

A Neapolitan Barchetta pocket and a patch breast pocket.

5. The Breast Pocket

The common chest or breast pocket is welted, having a visible edge. A variant that displays a dash of rakish sprezzatura is the barchetta (little boat) pocket of classic Neapolitan tailoring, with welting that is curved like the shape of a boat. In the days before tissues, handkerchiefs had a very real use, and putting them in the breast pocket kept them separate from the potentially dirty objects one carried in the main pockets of a jacket. Today, the hankie or pocket square is largely ornamental, and what better place to display one than the upper chest, where it also can visibly coordinate with a tie? Choose a pocket square that isn’t too bulky, as large ones will make your pocket bulge and thereby break the clean line of your left lapel.

The left lapel line is often "broken" if the pockets on that side of the jacket are filled.

The left lapel line is often “broken” if the pockets on that side of the jacket are filled.

Interestingly, women’s jackets often omit the breast pocket though they are omnipresent in menswear.

In the realm of less casual tailored jackets, you may find a patch breast pocket instead of the usual welted version. This will always appear in conjunction with other patch pockets on the jacket, never with flap or jetted ones. In field jackets or safari jackets, which are even more casual, you are likely to find a hybrid pocket–a patch pocket with flaps. These feature larger, thicker flaps than what you see on tailored jackets or a flap that buttons or snaps down, making them more functional than the fairly ornamental ones on suits. In these sorts of jackets, which are really the upper-body equivalent of cargo pants, the more pockets the better, so you’ll generally have a pair of chest pockets instead of only one. However, it is worth remembering the principle that with classic menswear simple and minimalist usually means greater formality, so an emphasis on pockets is a clear sign of casual dress.

 A field jacket and Cucinelli safari jacket. Notice that the bottom pockets are flap but not patch pockets while the top pockets are hybrid flapped patch pockets.

A field jacket and Cucinelli safari jacket. Notice that the bottom pockets are flap but not patch pockets while the top pockets are hybrid flapped patch pockets.

6. Inside Pockets

Probably the most useful pockets on a tailored jacket are the inner ones though they aren’t often talked about. They may not be a sexy topic, but it’s worth “looking under the hood” at the inside pockets as part of your off-the-rack purchasing decision. Most sport coats and suit jackets will only have two, one on each side. This is enough to carry a coat or breast wallet on one side (the left side if you’re right-handed) and your phone on the other. You don’t necessarily want to add many more things on the right side due to the bulk; this is especially important since the wallet goes on the same side where there is already a pocket square. Popular options for additional ”everyday carry” in the other pocket are a cell phone, a small notebook and pen for notes, lists and ruminations, or even a flask of booze. If you’re lucky enough to have additional pockets, you can use them for other things, like your vehicle key fob, mints, a cigar, or the aforementioned notepad.

Rounded corners on a wallet minimize wear

Rounded corners on our Fort Belvedere wallet minimize wear and help them slide cleanly into a jacket pocket

Something to remember about jacket pockets, however, is that no matter how many of them you have, if you want to maintain a sleek silhouette, so you don’t really want to load up the pockets. A large set of house/office keys and a fistful of loose coins go better in an overcoat, portfolio or briefcase so as not to create unsightly lumps that deform the appearance of the jacket. Keep to smallish, light items, for which you’ll find the inner (and outer) pockets of a jacket incredibly useful.
Half lining, Pen Pocket, Sunglass or phone pocket and white piping on the inside

Half lined jacket with a pen pocket, a wallet pocket, and a bonus pocket for sunglasses or a phone

Pants Pockets

Most people have a basic sense that their trousers have two pockets, one on each side. However, those who have had custom trousers made will be more aware of the surprisingly large range of pocket options available on a pair of pants.

1. Slant Pockets

Typical slant pockets on an atypical pair of Neapolitan-style pants.

Typical slant pockets on an atypical pair of Neapolitan-style pants.

By far, the most common side pockets on trousers are slant pockets. As the name implies, these are cut on an angle, enabling the wearer to slide his hands into them easily.

 

Sean Connery as James Bond, wearing trousers with vertical pockets.

Sean Connery as James Bond, wearing trousers with vertical pockets.

2. Vertical Pockets

However, as is often the case for aficionados of men’s style, something beyond the ordinary is more desirable.  This can be achieved through choosing pants with vertical pockets that run straight up the side seams. These can make the front rise of your trousers look clean because there is no pocket line intersecting it. Alternatively, if you are wearing pleated pants, a vertical slit will run perpendicular to the pleats. Such pockets are frankly not easy to find, but they are an option on custom trousers from some brands.

 

Frogmouth pockets are rare these days.

Frogmouth pockets are rare these days.

3. Frogmouth Pockets

Another possibility is the frog-mouth pocket, named for its supposed resemblance to the mouth of a frog. In the sense that these are oriented horizontally across the front of the trouser, they are the opposite of the vertical slit pocket. As such, they also really make the pockets a visible feature of the pants. To me, they have an equestrian vibe,  and they enable you to pose with your fingers tucked into them while keeping your thumbs out. Frogmouth pockets go with flat-front trousers as they would interfere with pleats.

Raw denim

Jeans typically still feature a coin pocket

4. The Coin Pocket

If you’ve owned a pair of jeans, you are likely familiar with the coin pocket, a small, seemingly useless pocket that nests inside the larger one on the right front. Originally, it was developed by Levi-Strauss to enable men to carry their pocket watches while wearing denim. Today, in the era of wristwatches, this pocket has become vestigial, something more for a traditional aesthetic than any real function, though some men store things like coins, mints, or a condom in it. Along with the two front and two back pockets, the coin pocket is responsible for the term “five-pocket pants.”However, coin pockets can appear in pants that are more formal than jeans too, such as summer chinos, usually in conjunction with regular slant pockets.

Some of the rear pocket options on custom made-to-measure trousers from Luxire.

Some of the rear pocket options on custom made-to-measure trousers from Luxire.

 

5. Back Pockets

Surprisingly enough, the variety of rear pocket options on pants exceeds even the possibilities of the front. You may have no pockets at all, one pocket or two, buttons or no buttons, flaps or simple welts–quite a bit of choice for something with minimal usefulness. Sure, you can put something in those rear pockets, but nothing much if you plan to do any comfortable sitting. As with most clothing design features, simpler means more formal, so dress pants would normally just have plain jetted rear pockets, perhaps with buttons. Once flaps enter the picture, the trouser becomes more casual. Rear patch pockets (again, think jeans) are especially casual.

Brooks Brothers St Andrews Links Golf Pants

Brooks Brothers St Andrews Links Golf Pants

As with jacket pockets, caution is urged in putting things in your trouser pockets. Sure, it’s practical to load your pockets up, but nothing ruins the appearance of dress pants more than being able to see a large wallet or iPhone through the fabric. Take it from a guy who used to carry a massive boar-bristle brush in his front pocket as a teenager: if you have any consideration for style, stay light and limit your pocket contents to small items, like a loose cash, credit cards, or a couple of keys.

Shirt Pockets

When considering shirts with pockets, we are usually in the world of casual: single-pocket polos or two-pocket Western shirts. But in the realm of tailored style, one thing comes to mind: the Oxford cloth button-down or OCBD, which bears a single chest pocket on the left side. Unfortunately, shirts with a patch chest pocket have become associated in the popular imagination with nerds wearing pocket protectors or, at best, absent-minded and stylistically challenged science teachers. However, connoisseurs of classic style understand the true appeal of the OCBD: it’s ability to be casual yet easily wearable with tailoring at the same time. Part of its casual heritage is the presence of the pocket, so purists will avoid OCBDs that don’t have it. Generally, nothing is put in this pocket, certainly not a pen, unless you want to risk leakage or are willing to go the pocket-protector route.

The chest pocket is a traditional OCBD feature.

The chest pocket is a traditional OCBD feature.

Conclusion

Pockets are something we use every time wear clothes, yet, rarely do we think about them in terms of their appearance, variations and history. Pockets are not only functional but can have a stylistic impact depending on how they are cut and whether they are present. In fact, they are also major earmarks revealing the formality or casualness of a particular garment. Are pockets meaningful in your style? What do you put in yours? Do you have advice to share on pockets? Tell us in the comments section below.


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Lactic acid for skin: The complete guide for beginners

When it comes to skincare, not all acid exfoliators are equal…

lactic acid for skin

Like many other chemical exfoliants, lactic acid is an increasingly popular skincare ingredient in many a beauty lover’s regime.

Like glycolic acid, it’s an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), however, it’s far more moisturising to the skin than glycolic, and less likely to cause irritation. It’s therefore an excellent choice for more sensitive complexions.

Naturally present in milk, lactic acid has a larger structure than glycolic acid, and doesn’t affect the thickness of your skin (not that that means you can skip using your best SPF moisturiser in the morning).

Unlike salicylic acid, beta-hydroxy acid that penetrates deep into your pores, AHA sloughs off dead skin cells leaving a more radiant, smooth complexion underneath.

Lactic acid peel

Max-strength chemical peels are performed by a professional, but it’s possible to buy slightly weaker AHA peels you can perform in the comfort of your own home. Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate Treatment, for example, is a mega tingling formula that sloughs all the dead skin cells from your face, leaving you positively glowing.

Don’t fancy the fuss of applying a peel and sitting around waiting for it to do its thing? Peel pads, like those made by Skyn Iceland are an easy way to exfoliate fuss-free both morning and night.

Lactic acid serum and cream

These are leave-on formulas enirched with AHA exfoliating prowess; for example, Sunday Riley’s Good Genes serum can be left on overnight to smooth out the skin, or a thicker layer can be applied as a 10-15 minute wash-off treatment.

Similarly, lactic acid cream gently resurfaces the skin while you moisturise for a smoother finish to your complexion over time. If you have sensitive skin, higher concentrations of lactic acid may still cause your skin to become irritated, so always do a product patch test beforehand.

Keep scrolling for team Marie Claire‘s top five favourite lactic acid skincare products you can shop now. Happy peeling!

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How to Iron a Suit Jacket Part IV – The Complete Guide to Ironing

How to Iron a Suit Jacket or Sport Coat

Ironing a suit jacket uses similar techniques to pressing a shirt because they share a similar shape and structure. The principles of ironing wool trousers would also apply to wool jackets. People may hesitate to press a jacket because of its complexity, including canvasing, lining, and padding, but, with the information in this article of our series on ironing, you’ll be able to de-wrinkle your jackets without fear.

Removing Wrinkles without Ironing

In some ways, getting the wrinkles out of a jacket is easy because most wrinkles will come out if you just apply steam without even making contact, and the weight of the jacket assists with this. De-wrinkling of specific areas can be achieved by expelling steam from an iron or handheld steamer held a few inches from the jacket surface. An even easier hands-off option, and maybe the most effective, is running a hot shower and then hanging the jacket in the steam afterwards. It may take some time for the effect to be noticeable, so run the shower before bed, shut it off, and keep the jacket in the closed bathroom overnight.

When it comes to the detailed work that requires an iron, the approach is similar to what you would do with a shirt. However, odds are, if you cared for it properly, your jacket will never be as wrinkled as your shirts (unless its linen) and will require less ironing. Therefore, you’ll only need to address specific areas with a touch-up, which shouldn’t be hard at all.

How to Press a Jacket

1. The Sleeves

Begin with the sleeves. Using a sleeve board if you have one, place the jacket shoulder over the narrow end of the board you are using and lay the sleeve flat. Use a pressing cloth, so you won’t be ironing directly on the wool. As with a shirt, concentrate on pressing the middle of the sleeve as needed for its full length. Be careful not to press hard where the edges of the sleeve meets the board or you will leave sharp “military creases” down the middle of the sleeves unless this is what you want; it’s a matter of preference, but such creases are usually seen only on the shirts of military personnel, not jackets (Prince Charles notwithstanding). Press around the sleeve head below the shoulder. Especially with the heavier structured nature of suit jackets and sport coats, the trick is always to follow the contours of the fabric. In other words, don’t try to straighten the arm; go along the curve.

Prince Charles is known for occasionally sporting military creases on his jackets

Prince Charles is known for occasionally sporting military creases on his jackets

2. The Body (Including Lapels)

To avoid any risk of shining your wool, continue to use a pressing cloth. Follow the method for shirts by doing one half of each side of the jacket (a panel) at a time, working your way around the jacket or doing both front panels and then both of the back ones. The back area, which is essentially flat, is the easiest. One area that tends to fold and wrinkle is around the vent flaps. Concentrate your pressing efforts on the edges of these.

The main concern when working on the front of a jacket is pressing it to death, especially the lapels. You don’t want to flatten them so they look like a steamroller ran over them because the lapels, in many ways, define the appearance of the jacket, especially if you have a beautiful 3-roll-2. Again, the solution is to go with the contours. Press the lapels lightly. Flip each one up and run the iron along the crease below it (called the hollow), smoothly following the curve to preserve the roll. Even if they aren’t wrinkled, this will liven them up.

Lastly, work on the most difficult area: the shoulders. Use a presser’s ham or a sleeve board, if you have one, to keep the shoulder round, its natural shape, as you press it. You want to imitate the way it sits on your shoulders when you’re wearing it. Finish your pressing by applying some steam to the inside lining and armpit areas; apply a scented spray, such as lavender water.

Jackets made of materials that wrinkle more than wool–linens, cottons, hemp/linen combinations, etc.– don’t require as much caution, though you still don’t want to press them flat. You can, however, use a higher temperature and more sprayed water and steam; in fact, particularly with linen, you’ll probably need to.

With time, you’ll appreciate working on individual parts of the jacket, just like detailing your car, and going with the shape of the garment becomes intuitive with practice.

Green herringbone lining

Green herringbone lining

3. Special Consideration: Pressing the Lining

If you’ve packed a suit for traveling at all, you likely know what a wrinkled inner lining looks like. Yet, the nature of the cupro or Bemberg that quality linings are made of is such that pressing can be difficult. The light and loose aspect of the lining prevents the iron from moving smoothly over the surface, and it tends to cling to the soleplate. The best approach is to hover the iron over the material and steam liberally to loosen up the wrinkles without making contact. If you find you do need to press the fabric, reduce the heat setting to a medium or low level and skim the surface lightly. As always, push, pull and straighten the cupro to get as smooth a starting surface as possible.

Conclusion

Hopefully, after viewing the three parts of our Complete Guide to Ironing, you’ve been convinced to try your hand at ironing your own tailored clothes. You may even have a wishlist of ironing gear that you never imagined having.  In the long run, it’ll save you time and money, and once you have some hands-on experience putting your knowledge into practice, seeing the finished product will prove quite rewarding.

Gentleman’s Gazette readers, do you press your own suit jackets and sport coats? Share your techniques, insights, and experiences in the comments below.


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How to Iron Dress Pants – Part III The Complete Guide to Ironing

In the first installment of our series on ironing, we introduced the equipment and preparations required to press tailored clothing effectively, with a specific focus on how to iron a shirt. In Part II, we intensively discussed how to iron dress shirts. Today, we move on to the more challenging task of pressing dress pants.

Pressing Trousers: Perceived Difficulties

Although they may not hesitate to iron a cotton shirt, some men shy away from pressing dress pants, whether they are separates or part of a suit, because they’re afraid the iron will “shine” the wool and ruin it. Or, they think that they will not be able to create a sharp crease down the front and back of the legs. Beyond this, the construction of trousers is such that you will most often be pressing two layers of cloth (the pant leg) while a shirt most often involves ironing a single layer, except for the sleeves. These aspects present an additional level of challenge, but they are easily handled by learning the correct techniques.

How to Iron Pants

As with shirts, begin by preparing your ironing equipment, referring to Part I of our series if necessary. Make sure your pants and iron are clean. Set your iron to the proper setting, which, for wool pants, will be lower than for cotton, which is itself lower than linen. Fill your iron with distilled water if you have hard tap water. This prevents limescale from building up inside the iron and later coming out onto your pants in the form of white flakes when you use the steam. You can brush these off the fabric, but it’s an added nuisance, especially if you’re working on darker colored trousers; better an ounce of prevention.

1. The Pants Rise

Begin with the top area of your trousers, the waist and the rise, which require similar techniques to the upper portions of a shirt. Because there aren’t long stretches of fabric, you’ll essentially be doing detail work to begin. Here’s where a tailor’s ham comes in handy; it allows you to press along a contoured surface that better follows the curve of the fabric and of the human form that will wear it. Shove a ham inside your pants and lay the curved areas of the hip and rise over it, moving the cloth as you press. If you are concerned that the iron may create an unsightly shine on wool trousers, use a pressing cloth between the iron and the fabric.

If you don’t have a tailor’s ham, you can still use a sleeve board or regular ironing surface. The lack of extended surface area at the top of trousers guarantees that you won’t really be able to move the iron back and forth, which is a good thing: it’ll train you to make small movements, pressing down with the iron and lifting it up afterwards to move it around instead of dragging it along the fabric, which can catch and cause more wrinkling, not to mention shine the wool. The area in between the belt loops, if you have them, can be approached the same way you would tackle the space between shirt buttons, by using the tip of the iron.

 

 

2. Pants Legs: Making a Crease

Legs of dress pants are tricky because you need to create a sharp crease up the center of the leg, both front and back to give it the proper finish. Something that comes up specifically when ironing cotton pants is whether or not to create a front crease at all. The answer depends on whether they had a crease when you bought them, and this depends on the formality of the pants. Casual chinos will have a completely flat front, while those that are formal enough to be worn with a sport coat should have a crease. Since we’re discussing tailored clothing, we’ll assume the need to make a crease.

The main challenges are to ensure the crease is perfectly centered in the middle of the leg and, assuming you already have a crease there, not to create a different one. A lot of ironing guides online speak of the process like you are creating a crease from scratch, but most of the time you will just be reestablishing and refreshing the original, existing one, especially with wool pants, which don’t lose the crease easily. On the other hand, with cotton dress pants, the crease may fade, or you may lose it. In such a case, it may be easier to iron the front of your trouser legs completely flat and start a completely new crease rather than trying to restore it.

After laying the legs on the ironing board, take the bottom leg and locate the top and bottom center seam inside the opening of the leg. It’s important to do only one leg at a time because doing two would mean pressing four layers of fabric at the same time, which will not yield good results. Line up the two center seams carefully. You should be able to use the existing crease to judge whether the fold is in exactly the right place; adjust as necessary, and press the hem area at the front of the leg firmly against the board to set the start of the crease.

Next, locate the same center seams inside the top of the pants to guarantee the leg is straight and that the crease you create will be right in the center of the leg. Press the top edge of the front leg as high up as you want the crease to go, usually about 18″ below the waist to set that spot. Then press methodically up or down the front edge, again being careful not to drag the iron. If you have a wooden tailor’s clapper and want to have fun, bang it down along the crease you have just created to make it extra crisp. Repeat the entire process with the crease at the back of the leg. An alternative is to buy and use a pants press just for this purpose. You line up the seams and close the press on the leg. This is fine, but you’d still want to use an iron for the rise of the pants, so there is little value in having a specialized $ 250 piece of equipment just for legs. Better to put the money toward a vacuum ironing board.

 

 

The lesson of not sweeping the iron back and forth is especially important with wool trousers, not just to avoid creating new wrinkles and keep your crease straight but to steer clear of shining the wool, especially navy blue wool.  When you think about it, that sweeping motion is similar to what you would do when polishing or buffing shoes, so it makes sense that it might shine your wool too. Instead, press with some force in one spot, drag the iron slightly, lift, and go to another spot. Pressing your pants in this way, and even better, using a pressing cloth too, will virtually eliminate the risk of shine.

3. Pants Legs: To Steam or Not to Steam

Despite the overall benefits of steam in the ironing process, it is not your friend when pressing trouser legs. Wool is more resistant to wrinkling than cotton, so pants don’t need as much steam as shirts, especially when you are pressing the legs. If you apply a lot of steam, the top layer of cloth right below the iron will look great, but moisture will remain in the bottom layer, leaving it puckered and wrinkled. If you flip it and try to fix the problem with more pressing and steaming, now the other side will be puckered, and you’re stuck in a never-ending cycle. The problem is that you’re steaming through more than one layer of cloth.

For this reason, it is most important to press as few layers of fabric as possible, in other words, only one leg at a time, and to avoid steam. Instead, apply a light misting on surface wrinkles before pressing. Some pros just brush the wool lightly with a wet paintbrush. Of course, if you have that vacuum ironing board, its suction will draw out the moisture and hold your pants completely flat, so there will not be any issues.

Wool that is saturated with moisture will pucker like Mark Zuckerberg's lapel.

Wool that is saturated with moisture will pucker like Mark Zuckerberg’s lapel.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are special considerations to keep in mind when pressing pants as opposed to shirts. However, once you realize how easy it is to avoid shining your wool trousers and that you can create a professional-looking crease, you’ll have the confidence to move on to pressing your own suit jackets.


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VLC, the worldwide answer to the question “do you want to use Windows Media Player to open this file?” just received its first major update in two years. VLC 3.0 is now available on all the supported VLC platforms, complete with support for HDR video, hardware decoding, and oh yeah — Chromecast compatibility. Download it here.

The update is available right now for Android, Chrome OS, Android TV, Linux, macOS, iOS, Apple TV, and Windows. There’s just one catch: Chromecast support only works on Android and Chromebooks for the time being, and it’s still a “beta” feature that will draw heavily on your device’s CPU and battery to cast.

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Awards season continues as the 60th annual Grammy Awards announce the recipients of outstanding achievements in music, taking place on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Hosted by James Corden, the show is broadcast live on CBS starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Record of the Year

“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito (Remix)” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“The Story of O.J.” — JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Album of the Year

“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama — Lorde
24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Song of the Year

“Despacito (Remix)” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“4:44” — JAY-Z
“Issues” — Julia Michaels
“1-800-273-8255” — Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kaleidoscope EP — Coldplay
Lust For Life — Lana Del Rey
Evolve — Imagine Dragons
Rainbow — Kesha
Joanne — Lady Gaga
÷ (Divide) — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” — Kesha
“Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
“What About Us” — Pink
“Shape of You” — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Something Just Like This” — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito (Remix)” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
“Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Rock Album

Emperor of Sand — Mastodon
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct — Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves — Nothing More
Villains — Queens of the Stone Age
A Deeper Understanding — The War on Drugs

Best Rock Song

“Atlas, Rise!” — Metallica
“Blood In the Cut” — K. Flay
“Go to War” — Nothing More
“Run” — Foo Fighters
“The Stage” — Avenged Sevenfold

Best Rock Performance

“You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” — Chris Cornell
“Run” — Foo Fighters
“No Good” — Kaleo
“Go to War” — Nothing More

Best Alternative Music Album

Everything Now — Arcade Fire
Humanz — Gorillaz
American Dream — LCD Soundsystem
Pure Comedy — Father John Misty
Sleep Well Beast — The National

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Free 6LACK — 6LACK
“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
American Teen — Khalid
CTRL — SZA
Starboy — The Weeknd

Best R&B Album

Freudian — Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule — Ledisi
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Gumbo — PJ Morton
Feel the Real — Musiq Soulchild

Best R&B Song

“First Began” — PJ Morton
“Location” — Khalid
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Supermodel” — SZA
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

Best R&B Performance

“Get You” — Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis
“Distraction” — Kehlani
“High” — Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” — SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Laugh and Move On” — The Baylor Project
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin’” — Anthony Hamilton feat. the HamilTones
“All the Way” — Ledisi
“Still” — Mali Music

Best Rap Album

4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick lamar
Culture — Migos
Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody
Flower Boy — Tyler, the Creator

Best Rap Song

“Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B
“Chase Me” — Danger Mouse feat. Run the Jewels & Big Boi
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“Sassy” — Rapsody
“The Story of O.J.” — JAY-Z

Best Rap Performance

“Bounce Back” — Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B
“4:44” — JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“Bad and Boujee” — Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap/Sung Performance

“PRBLMS” — 6LACK
“Crew” — GoldLink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” — JAY-Z feat. Beyoncé
“LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna
“Love Galore” — SZA feat. Travis Scott

Best Country Album

Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song

“Better Man” — Little Big Town
“Body Like a Back Road” — Sam Hunt
“Broken Halos” — Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Midland
“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert

Best Country Solo Performance

“Body Like a Back Road” — Sam Hunt
“Losing You” — Alison Krauss
“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert
“I Could Use a Love Song” — Maren Morris
“Either Way” — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“It Ain’t My Fault” — Brothers Osborne
“My Old Man” — Zac Brown Band
“You Look Good” — Lady Antebellum
“Better Man” — Little Big Town
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Midland

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Migration — Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk
Mura Masa — Mura Masa
A Moment Apart — Odesza
What Now — Sylvan Esso

Best Dance Recording

“Bambro Koyo Ganda” — Bonobo feat. Innov Gnawa
“Cola” — Camelphat & Elderbrook
“Andromeda” — Gorillaz feat. DRAM
“Tonite” — LCD Soundsystem
“Line of Sight” — Odesza feat. WYNNE & Mansionair

Best Americana Album

Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Brand New Day — The Mavericks

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Baby Driver — Various Artists
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 — Various Artists
Hidden Figures: The Album — Various Artists
La La Land — Various Artists
Moana: The Songs — Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Arrival — Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
Dunkirk — Hans Zimmer, composer
Game of Thrones: Season 7 — Ramin Djawadi, composer
Hidden Figures — Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, & Hans Zimmer, composers
La La Land — Justin Hurwitz, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

“City Of Stars” — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), from La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho), from Moana: The Songs
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), from Fifty Shades Darker
“Never Give Up” — Sia Furler & Gregg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia), from Lion
“Stand Up For Something” — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day feat. Common), from Marshall

Producer Of the Year, Non-Classical

Calvin Harris
No I.D.
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
The Stereotypes

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version) —Michael Bublé
Triplicate — Bob Dylan
In Full Swing — Seth MacFarlane
Wonderland — Sarah McLachlan
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 — Various Artists

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

What If — The Jerry Douglas Band
Spirit — Alex Han
Mount Royal — Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Prototype — Jeff Lorber Fusion
Bad Hombre — Antonio Sanchez

Best Metal Performance

“Invisible Enemy” — August Burns Red
“Black Hoodie” — Body Count
“Forever” — Code Orange
“Sultan’s Curse” — Mastodon
“Clockworks” — Meshuggah

Best Jazz Vocal Album

The Journey — The Baylor Project
A Social Call — Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass And Blind — Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams and Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“Can’t Remember Why” — Sara Caswell, soloist; track from Whispers On The Wind by Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge
“Dance of Shiva” — Billy Childs, soloist; track from Rebirth by Billy Childs
“Whisper Not” — Fred Hersch, soloist; track from Open Book by Fred Hersch
“Miles Beyond” — John McLaughlin, soloist; track from Live @ Ronnie Scott’s by John McLaughlin & the 4th dimension
“Ilimba” — Chris Potter, soloist; track from The Dreamer Is The Dream by Chris Potter

Best Gospel Album

Crossover — Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me — Le’Andria
Close — Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love — Cece Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Rise — Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
Lifer — MercyMe
Hills And Valleys — Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker — Zach Williams

Best Latin Pop Album

Lo Único Constante — Alex Cuba
Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017 — La Santa Cecilia
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) — Natalia Lafourcade
El Dorado — Shakira

Best New Age Album

Reflection — Brian Eno
Songversation: Medicine — India.Arie
Dancing On Water — Peter Kater
Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5 — Kitaro
Spiral Revelation — Steve Roach

Best Comedy Album

The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
What Now? — Kevin Hart

Best Music Video

Up All Night — Beck
Makeba — Jain
The Story Of O.J. — JAY-Z
Humble. — Kendrick Lamar
1-800-273-8255 — Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Astrophysics for People In a Hurry — Neil Degrasse Tyson
Born to Run — Bruce Springsteen
Confessions of a Serial Songwriter — Shelly Peiken
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders) — Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo
The Princess Diarist — Carrie Fisher

Best Musical Theater Album

Come From Away
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The amount of cuff Sven Raphael Schneider like to show

The amount of cuff Sven Raphael Schneider like to show

Those who appreciate classic tailoring take considerable time and care when selecting the clothes they buy and wear. A similar level of dedication is needed to maintain and protect your investment. Knowing how to iron your dress shirts, trousers, and tailored jackets is a useful skill to keep you looking sharp; on the other hand, ironing incorrectly can ruin your clothes. In the first of our three-part series, we talk about the preparations and equipment you need for successful ironing and explain the process of ironing a dress shirt.

Why Iron Your Own Tailored Clothes?

If you live in or near a major city, and even in many smaller towns, you can probably find a tailor, dry cleaner or laundry that offers a clothes pressing service. They will almost certainly have professional equipment like commercial-grade irons, a vacuum table, and a self-inflating, steam-generating dummy to make quick work of your wrinkled garments. So, why should you bother to do it yourself?

dry cleaner ironing

dry cleaner ironing

1. It Can Be Tricky to Find a Reliable Service

One reason is trust. You first need to be assured that the service has experience handling expensive fine tailoring and the skill to make them look their best. Have they pressed suits before, or will they flatten out your lapels and shine up the wool? Horror stories of such damage are not exactly rare on Styleforum. Your chances may be better in the UK, where there is a higher concentration of long-established professional ironing services.

Iron Maiden is one of a number of professional pressers in the UK.

Iron Maiden is one of a number of professional pressers in the UK.

2. It’s More Convenient and Saves Cash

Another reason is cost in time and money. Depending on the size of your wardrobe (and your wallet) and how often you need to remove wrinkles, professional pressing can add up. It also requires you to spend time dropping off and picking up your items.

3. Quality

If you invest $ 200+ in dress shirts, you want them to last and not be damaged by improper washing and ironing. Unless you have a professional available who irons your shirts by hand and treats your shirts with care, you are better off ironing yourself because you will get a better quality result and your shirts will last longer. Alternatively, you can hire maybe a house cleaner who is willing and able to also iron your shirts.

4. Personal Satisfaction

Lastly, there is the simple satisfaction of being self-reliant. When you press your clothes and end up with a crisp white shirt and a sharp trouser crease, you feel a sense of pride and accomplishment that you literally carry with you when you wear them. Readers with a military background who had to keep their dress uniforms well pressed will know the feeling.  Even if you do send your clothes for professional ironing occasionally, possessing the knowledge of how to do it yourself is invaluable.

In the military, properly ironed dress uniforms are a matter of pride.

In the military, properly ironed dress uniforms are a matter of pride.

Preparing to Iron: Getting the Right Equipment

Like any maintenance task, from shaving to detailing your car, successful ironing requires some gear. If you’re the sort of person who collects specialty tools, athletic equipment, or kitchen utensils, you may be up for some ironing equipment too. Detailed below are some items for your ironing setup from the basic necessities to those you might consider for a more sophisticated arrangement.

1. The Best Sturdy Ironing Board You Can Afford

Though an ironing board seems to be just a board, it will be your primary work surface, where all the action takes place. And, as with most things in life, including clothes, it’s worth investing in higher-quality, more expensive items that will last longer and yield better results rather than getting a cheap alternative that will ultimately disappoint. Your ironing board needs to be long enough to lay flat a pair of pants or a shirt sleeve fully extended and wide enough to spread out one side of a jacket or shirt. A free-standing model about 18″ wide by 48″ long would be a good choice and costs anywhere from around $ 40 to over $ 100.  A good option in this range is made by Brabantia.

Some come with an iron rest, cord manager and racks to place finished ironing, though you may find you don’t use these and simply stand the iron up on the board. The padded cover for the board should be sufficiently padded to give you a smooth, uniform surface; you shouldn’t be able to feel the material of the board through it. The pad shouldn’t shift or come off easily either. Lastly, the metal underside of the board should be perforated to allow steam and moisture to escape easily through the padding.

Professional Vacuum Ironing Boards Are Best

If you can afford it, a professional grade ironing board with a vacuum engine should actually be number one on your list of requirements.

Essentially, these provide vacuum suction at the touch of a switch or foot pedal. When you place an article of clothing on the board, the vacuum grabs it firmly and evenly to the surface, eliminating the possibility of dragging and further wrinkling as you move your iron on the fabric. The suction also draws the moisture from your steam iron down and out of your clothes as you press them. This will release all the wrinkles, but you do not need to wait until your shirt is dry. The result is a shirt that is pressed better, in less time than you would need on a conventional ironing board.

Vacuum boards are, honestly, the secret to professional-looking results. They do cost more, but once you have an ironing board with a vacuum pump, you never go back because it is superior in every way. In fact, the result of a cheap iron with a vacuum board will still be better than a higher-end iron with a conventional board.  The true perfectionist or dandy should ultimately budget for replacing a traditional ironing board with one that contains a vacuum. Sven Raphael Schneider has been using this professional grade vacuum board for years.

2. The Best Iron You Can Afford

Like boards, irons themselves come in a range of prices (again from $ 40 to several hundred dollars) with various options. The underside or sole plates of better irons are either ceramic coated or stainless steel, and both are fairly interchangeable in terms of how well they glide over fabric (though, as we will discuss later, you won’t be doing that much gliding). The most important factors for choosing an iron are then its weight and the number of steam holes. If you’re looking to start with a basic iron, a  Sunbeam with a convenient retractable cord is a good budget option for around $ 30. In the video we use a double pointed iron by Panasonic that won’t break the bank. In the mid-range ($ 60), this Rowenta model has great reviews.

Online ratings may promote lightness as a selling point, but weight is important for pressing. The heaviest iron you can handle reasonably will be an advantage when pressing a sharp crease into trouser legs, and professional pressers often express nostalgia for hefty antique models that were actually made of iron.

Vintage irons are known for their weight.

Vintage irons are known for their weight.

The second key feature is how well the iron delivers steam. Higher pressure and a large number of steam holes in the sole plate will help remove wrinkles quickly from a hanging suit jacket. Other than these attributes, there aren’t particular advantages to more expensive irons except, perhaps, the presence of a larger attached water reservoir, often called a “steam station,” which can be seen in higher-end Rowenta irons like this one (under $ 300), which boasts 400 steam holes.

3. Distilled Water and a Way to Deliver it

You can use tap water to fill your iron, but, for reasons we’ll talk about below, it’s better to use pure, distilled water instead. You can buy a gallon for around $ 1 at any grocery store. In addition to steam, you’ll sometimes want to spray the surfaces of your clothes to press out wrinkles. Your iron will already have a spray function, but this only puts water directly in front of the iron and doesn’t allow you to get good coverage anywhere you want. Opt for a spray bottle instead and set it to mist. Some professionals actually use a 2-3″ paintbrush and a bowl of water, especially when moistening wool.

4. A Pressing Cloth

To avoid creating unsightly shine or glossing on dark wool garments, it’s important to own a pressing cloth, homemade or otherwise. You simply press through the cloth rather than applying the iron directly to the fabric. You can easily findan inexpensive commercial pressing cloth made of mesh to enable you to see through to what you are ironing. Some people just use a small towel, but professionals, like tailor Alex Hamka in Detroit, often recommend old shirting fabric or pocket liner cloth for the best results. To get a large enough piece, you’d need to buy a pocket liner from a fabric store, but you can readily recycle your defunct shirts into pressing cloths for free.

Using press cloth

Using press cloth

5.  A Sleeve Board

If you frequent tailor shops, you’ve likely encountered what looks like a mini tabletop ironing-board. This is a sleeve board, and as the name implies, it’s the perfect size for pressing shirt and jacket sleeves. However, you will see professional pressers using it to do much more, such as ironing pants legs and doing concentrated work on smaller areas like waistbands and shirt collars since it raises the work up closer to your view.

It’s not a necessity but worth a try as an added convenience.  A basic sleeve board can be purchased for $ 10 on Amazon, while a tailor-quality one will run you over $ 40.

Sven Raphael Schneider of Gentleman’s Gazette highly recommends this sleeve board.

 

A spacious ironing board with attached sleeve board

A spacious ironing board with attached sleeve board

6. A Presser’s Ham

Also known as a tailor’s ham, this is a cushion shaped, as the name suggests, like a baked ham. A ham is similar to a sleeve board in its use though with less firmness and more shaping power. Its purpose is to serve as a curved ironing surface for areas of clothing that aren’t meant to sit entirely flat when worn, like the rise of a pair of trousers or the upper chest of a jacket. Its shape more closely reflects the curves of the human form than an ironing board and thus enables pressed clothes to conform better to the body when worn. We are using this one from Amazon, which is quite affordable. It’s worth having one for the versatility it provides, especially if you are keen on details. You can also substitute a similarly shaped cushion if you already have one with a smooth surface.

 

Tailor's ham

Tailor’s ham

7. A Tailor’s Clapper or Point Press

A clapper is essentially a block of wood, usually similar in shape and size to the bottom of a broom, minus the bristles. It’s used primarily to finish the crease on the front of dress pants. Immediately after pressing in the trouser crease, you either apply the weight of the clapper onto the crease or bang it down for more dramatic effect. A clapper isn’t strictly needed but those who use it, including the pros, praise the amazingly crisp results it gives. You can find a wooden tailor’s clapper on Amazon, or make your own with any block of wood as long as it has a completely smooth finish, to avoid catching on fabric.

8. A Steam Press

Steam presses, such as those made by Singer ($ 250), tend to be popular with people who want to get wrinkles out as quickly as possible and are willing to sacrifice precision. They can do a nice job of pressing a crease into your trouser legs–if you line up the seams properly. They can also flatten broad areas, like the front of a shirt, but they don’t do as well with details like waistbands and collars. They can’t press a sleeve without risking an unwanted crease and certainly shouldn’t be used on a suit jacket. For the true attention to detail required by tailored clothing you still need the precision of a hand iron. Therefore, a press is not recommended unless you don’t mind owning a specialized $ 250 piece of equipment just for pants legs.  Better to invest the cash in a vacuum ironing board.

9. A Clothes Steamer

A handheld steamer for clothes ($ 60 on Amazon) is somewhat more useful than a pants press though its role can also be fulfilled by other options. The main benefit of a steamer is that it releases wrinkles from suit jackets and sport coats without contacting the fabric. You just hang the clothes and apply the steam from a few inches away. However, this can also be done by puffing out steam from a standard iron if you don’t mind holding the button down a bit more or simply by hanging suits overnight in the bathroom after a hot shower. Therefore a steamer should only be a secondary purchase, especially if you can also use it on curtains.

10. Linen Sprays

Naturally scented sprays, like lavender water, are a nice touch to add extra deodorizing when ironing. Because they do contain essential oil, it’s best to spray them lightly on the inside of clothing rather than on the outer surface to prevent any chance of staining. As a finishing touch, I spray mine on the Bemberg lining of jackets, especially in the underarm area, followed by a burst of steam.

Not on the List: Spray Starch

Conspicuous by its absence from this list is spray starch. You’ll find a lot of debate online over whether starching a shirt trades a crisp look for a shorter garment life, but that isn’t the motive for excluding spray starch from our ironing requirement. The reason is that a light spray with a supermarket brand will have minimal effect. Those who like stiff shirts need instead to immerse them in a liquid starch solution after washing, which is the traditional method employed by laundries.

Preparing to Iron: Rethink the Concept

Once you have the proper gear, you are ready to make basic preparations for successful ironing. Similar to taping off window frames and moldings before painting a room, preliminary steps are important.

In our fast-paced, over-scheduled age, people too often prefer to do things with haste and indifference. That’s why so-called “wrinkle-resistant” and “non-iron” clothes are popular. But these are either made of cheap synthetic materials or are coated with chemicals that give them an unusual sheen until the treatment inevitably washes out. So, if you choose quality clothes made of natural fibers, you’ll need to iron, and, the fact is, ironing is a process; it should be done with care and deliberation, not last minute before running off to work. However, it doesn’t have to be the chore it is made out to be.

Psychologically, it’s worth looking at ironing in a positive light. You might plan for it to be a weekend ritual, some quiet time set aside when you can think and de-stress by yourself while you multitask by refreshing your garments. Or, you can put on some music you enjoy. Ironing time will be an opportunity to relax without feeling like you aren’t doing something productive. Not surprisingly, the Japanese are known for ironing competitions and skilled ironing, as it reflects their culture’s attention to deliberative, ritualized practice like the tea ceremony, bonsai cultivation or ikebana flower arrangement.

Conclusion

It is absolutely possible to iron at home like a pro. If your budget allows for it, a vacuum table is a great investment into your wardrobe. In any case, you should invest in a steam iron, a tailor’s ham, a sleeve board, a spray bottle, a plastic bag, and a clapper. These items will help you to get perfectly ironed garments.


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The Complete Guide to Ironing: Part I, How to Iron a Shirt

The amount of cuff Sven Raphael Schneider like to show

The amount of cuff Sven Raphael Schneider like to show

Those who appreciate classic tailoring take considerable time and care when selecting the clothes they buy and wear. A similar level of dedication is needed to maintain and protect your investment. Knowing how to iron your dress shirts, trousers, and tailored jackets is a useful skill to keep you looking sharp; on the other hand, ironing incorrectly can ruin your clothes. In the first of our three-part series, we talk about the preparations and equipment you need for successful ironing and explain the process of ironing a dress shirt.

Why Iron Your Own Tailored Clothes?

If you live in or near a major city, and even in many smaller towns, you can probably find a tailor, dry cleaner or laundry that offers a clothes pressing service. They will almost certainly have professional equipment like commercial-grade irons, a vacuum table, and a self-inflating, steam-generating dummy to make quick work of your wrinkled garments. So, why should you bother to do it yourself?

dry cleaner ironing

dry cleaner ironing

1. It Can Be Tricky to Find a Reliable Service

One reason is trust. You first need to be assured that the service has experience handling expensive fine tailoring and the skill to make them look their best. Have they pressed suits before, or will they flatten out your lapels and shine up the wool? Horror stories of such damage are not exactly rare on Styleforum. Your chances may be better in the UK, where there is a higher concentration of long-established professional ironing services.

Iron Maiden is one of a number of professional pressers in the UK.

Iron Maiden is one of a number of professional pressers in the UK.

2. It’s More Convenient and Saves Cash

Another reason is cost in time and money. Depending on the size of your wardrobe (and your wallet) and how often you need to remove wrinkles, professional pressing can add up. It also requires you to spend time dropping off and picking up your items.

3. Quality

If you invest $ 200+ in dress shirts, you want them to last and not be damaged by improper washing and ironing. Unless you have a professional available who irons your shirts by hand and treats your shirts with care, you are better off ironing yourself because you will get a better quality result and your shirts will last longer. Alternatively, you can hire maybe a house cleaner who is willing and able to also iron your shirts.

4. Personal Satisfaction

Lastly, there is the simple satisfaction of being self-reliant. When you press your clothes and end up with a crisp white shirt and a sharp trouser crease, you feel a sense of pride and accomplishment that you literally carry with you when you wear them. Readers with a military background who had to keep their dress uniforms well pressed will know the feeling.  Even if you do send your clothes for professional ironing occasionally, possessing the knowledge of how to do it yourself is invaluable.

In the military, properly ironed dress uniforms are a matter of pride.

In the military, properly ironed dress uniforms are a matter of pride.

Preparing to Iron: Getting the Right Equipment

Like any maintenance task, from shaving to detailing your car, successful ironing requires some gear. If you’re the sort of person who collects specialty tools, athletic equipment, or kitchen utensils, you may be up for some ironing equipment too. Detailed below are some items for your ironing setup from the basic necessities to those you might consider for a more sophisticated arrangement.

1. The Best Sturdy Ironing Board You Can Afford

Though an ironing board seems to be just a board, it will be your primary work surface, where all the action takes place. And, as with most things in life, including clothes, it’s worth investing in higher-quality, more expensive items that will last longer and yield better results rather than getting a cheap alternative that will ultimately disappoint. Your ironing board needs to be long enough to lay flat a pair of pants or a shirt sleeve fully extended and wide enough to spread out one side of a jacket or shirt. A free-standing model about 18″ wide by 48″ long would be a good choice and costs anywhere from around $ 40 to over $ 100.  A good option in this range is made by Brabantia.

Some come with an iron rest, cord manager and racks to place finished ironing, though you may find you don’t use these and simply stand the iron up on the board. The padded cover for the board should be sufficiently padded to give you a smooth, uniform surface; you shouldn’t be able to feel the material of the board through it. The pad shouldn’t shift or come off easily either. Lastly, the metal underside of the board should be perforated to allow steam and moisture to escape easily through the padding.

Professional Vacuum Ironing Boards Are Best

If you can afford it, a professional grade ironing board with a vacuum engine should actually be number one on your list of requirements.

Essentially, these provide vacuum suction at the touch of a switch or foot pedal. When you place an article of clothing on the board, the vacuum grabs it firmly and evenly to the surface, eliminating the possibility of dragging and further wrinkling as you move your iron on the fabric. The suction also draws the moisture from your steam iron down and out of your clothes as you press them. This will release all the wrinkles, but you do not need to wait until your shirt is dry. The result is a shirt that is pressed better, in less time than you would need on a conventional ironing board.

Vacuum boards are, honestly, the secret to professional-looking results. They do cost more, but once you have an ironing board with a vacuum pump, you never go back because it is superior in every way. In fact, the result of a cheap iron with a vacuum board will still be better than a higher-end iron with a conventional board.  The true perfectionist or dandy should ultimately budget for replacing a traditional ironing board with one that contains a vacuum. Sven Raphael Schneider has been using this professional grade vacuum board for years.

2. The Best Iron You Can Afford

Like boards, irons themselves come in a range of prices (again from $ 40 to several hundred dollars) with various options. The underside or sole plates of better irons are either ceramic coated or stainless steel, and both are fairly interchangeable in terms of how well they glide over fabric (though, as we will discuss later, you won’t be doing that much gliding). The most important factors for choosing an iron are then its weight and the number of steam holes. If you’re looking to start with a basic iron, a  Sunbeam with a convenient retractable cord is a good budget option for around $ 30. In the mid-range ($ 60), this Rowenta model has great reviews.

Online ratings may promote lightness as a selling point, but weight is important for pressing. The heaviest iron you can handle reasonably will be an advantage when pressing a sharp crease into trouser legs, and professional pressers often express nostalgia for hefty antique models that were actually made of iron.

Vintage irons are known for their weight.

Vintage irons are known for their weight.

The second key feature is how well the iron delivers steam. Higher pressure and a large number of steam holes in the sole plate will help remove wrinkles quickly from a hanging suit jacket. Other than these attributes, there aren’t particular advantages to more expensive irons except, perhaps, the presence of a larger attached water reservoir, often called a “steam station,” which can be seen in higher-end Rowenta irons like this one (under $ 300), which boasts 400 steam holes.

3. Distilled Water and a Way to Deliver it

You can use tap water to fill your iron, but, for reasons we’ll talk about below, it’s better to use pure, distilled water instead. You can buy a gallon for around $ 1 at any grocery store. In addition to steam, you’ll sometimes want to spray the surfaces of your clothes to press out wrinkles. Your iron will already have a spray function, but this only puts water directly in front of the iron and doesn’t allow you to get good coverage anywhere you want. Opt for a spray bottle instead and set it to mist. Some professionals actually use a 2-3″ paintbrush and a bowl of water, especially when moistening wool.

4. A Pressing Cloth

To avoid creating unsightly shine or glossing on dark wool garments, it’s important to own a pressing cloth, homemade or otherwise. You simply press through the cloth rather than applying the iron directly to the fabric. You can easily findan inexpensive commercial pressing cloth made of mesh to enable you to see through to what you are ironing. Some people just use a small towel, but professionals, like tailor Alex Hamka in Detroit, often recommend old shirting fabric or pocket liner cloth for the best results. To get a large enough piece, you’d need to buy a pocket liner from a fabric store, but you can readily recycle your defunct shirts into pressing cloths for free.

Using press cloth

Using press cloth

5.  A Sleeve Board

If you frequent tailor shops, you’ve likely encountered what looks like a mini tabletop ironing-board. This is a sleeve board, and as the name implies, it’s the perfect size for pressing shirt and jacket sleeves. However, you will see professional pressers using it to do much more, such as ironing pants legs and doing concentrated work on smaller areas like waistbands and shirt collars since it raises the work up closer to your view.

It’s not a necessity but worth a try as an added convenience.  A basic sleeve board can be purchased for $ 10 on Amazon, while a tailor-quality one will run you over $ 40.

Sven Raphael Schneider of Gentleman’s Gazette highly recommends this sleeve board.

 

A spacious ironing board with attached sleeve board

A spacious ironing board with attached sleeve board

6. A Presser’s Ham

Also known as a tailor’s ham, this is a cushion shaped, as the name suggests, like a baked ham. A ham is similar to a sleeve board in its use though with less firmness and more shaping power. Its purpose is to serve as a curved ironing surface for areas of clothing that aren’t meant to sit entirely flat when worn, like the rise of a pair of trousers or the upper chest of a jacket. Its shape more closely reflects the curves of the human form than an ironing board and thus enables pressed clothes to conform better to the body when worn. At $ 10-$ 15 on Amazon, it’s worth having one for the versatility it provides, especially if you are keen on details. You can also substitute a similarly shaped cushion if you already have one with a smooth surface.

 

Tailor's ham

Tailor’s ham

7. A Tailor’s Clapper or Point Press

A clapper is essentially a block of wood, usually similar in shape and size to the bottom of a broom, minus the bristles. It’s used primarily to finish the crease on the front of dress pants. Immediately after pressing in the trouser crease, you either apply the weight of the clapper onto the crease or bang it down for more dramatic effect. A clapper isn’t strictly needed but those who use it, including the pros, praise the amazingly crisp results it gives. You can find a wooden tailor’s clapper on Amazon for around $ 25, or make your own with any block of wood as long as it has a completely smooth finish, to avoid catching on fabric.

8. A Steam Press

Steam presses, such as those made by Singer ($ 250), tend to be popular with people who want to get wrinkles out as quickly as possible and are willing to sacrifice precision. They can do a nice job of pressing a crease into your trouser legs–if you line up the seams properly. They can also flatten broad areas, like the front of a shirt, but they don’t do as well with details like waistbands and collars. They can’t press a sleeve without risking an unwanted crease and certainly shouldn’t be used on a suit jacket. For the true attention to detail required by tailored clothing you still need the precision of a hand iron. Therefore, a press is not recommended unless you don’t mind owning a specialized $ 250 piece of equipment just for pants legs.  Better to invest the cash in a vacuum ironing board.

9. A Clothes Steamer

A handheld steamer for clothes ($ 60 on Amazon) is somewhat more useful than a pants press though its role can also be fulfilled by other options. The main benefit of a steamer is that it releases wrinkles from suit jackets and sport coats without contacting the fabric. You just hang the clothes and apply the steam from a few inches away. However, this can also be done by puffing out steam from a standard iron if you don’t mind holding the button down a bit more or simply by hanging suits overnight in the bathroom after a hot shower. Therefore a steamer should only be a secondary purchase, especially if you can also use it on curtains.

10. Linen Sprays

Naturally scented sprays, like lavender water, are a nice touch to add extra deodorizing when ironing. Because they do contain essential oil, it’s best to spray them lightly on the inside of clothing rather than on the outer surface to prevent any chance of staining. As a finishing touch, I spray mine on the Bemberg lining of jackets, especially in the underarm area, followed by a burst of steam.

Not on the List: Spray Starch

Conspicuous by its absence from this list is spray starch. You’ll find a lot of debate online over whether starching a shirt trades a crisp look for a shorter garment life, but that isn’t the motive for excluding spray starch from our ironing requirement. The reason is that a light spray with a supermarket brand will have minimal effect. Those who like stiff shirts need instead to immerse them in a liquid starch solution after washing, which is the traditional method employed by laundries.

Preparing to Iron: Rethink the Concept

Once you have the proper gear, you are ready to make basic preparations for successful ironing. Similar to taping off window frames and moldings before painting a room, preliminary steps are important.

In our fast-paced, over-scheduled age, people too often prefer to do things with haste and indifference. That’s why so-called “wrinkle-resistant” and “non-iron” clothes are popular. But these are either made of cheap synthetic materials or are coated with chemicals that give them an unusual sheen until the treatment inevitably washes out. So, if you choose quality clothes made of natural fibers, you’ll need to iron, and, the fact is, ironing is a process; it should be done with care and deliberation, not last minute before running off to work. However, it doesn’t have to be the chore it is made out to be.

Psychologically, it’s worth looking at ironing in a positive light. You might plan for it to be a weekend ritual, some quiet time set aside when you can think and de-stress by yourself while you multitask by refreshing your garments. Or, you can put on some music you enjoy. Ironing time will be an opportunity to relax without feeling like you aren’t doing something productive. Not surprisingly, the Japanese are known for ironing competitions and skilled ironing, as it reflects their culture’s attention to deliberative, ritualized practice like the tea ceremony, bonsai cultivation or ikebana flower arrangement.

How to Iron a Dress Shirt

Of the three major garments worn for tailored clothing, a dress shirt is the easiest to iron and the best one to begin with when learning how to iron correctly. Preparations actually begin in the laundry room. Though you would never throw a suit into the washing machine, cotton dress shirts will obviously find their way into the wash, and how you handle them when they come out can help with effective ironing.  To preserve the life of your shirts and eliminate any risk of shrinkage, using a dryer is not recommended at all, but whether you use or skip the dryer, promptly removing your shirts from either machine, smoothing them out, and hanging them are important steps to avoid over-wrinkling. You don’t want to let your shirts sit crumpled in the washer or dryer for any length of time. Then, iron your shirts when they are still damp or slightly wet, which enables you to shape the cloth better than ironing something that is fully dry.

Clothes wrinkle more if not taken out of the washer or dryer promptly.

Clothes wrinkle more if not taken out of the washer or dryer promptly.

1. Lay out Your Equipment

When your shirts are ready for ironing, prepare your board and other equipment, such as a sleeve board, tailor’s ham, and spray bottle. Turn the ironing board with the pointed end to the left if you’re right-handed and to the right, if you’re a lefty.

2. Make Sure Everything is Clean

Check over your shirts closely to make sure there are no recent stains or spots. If you iron these, the heat will set them in and make them difficult to remove. Instead, ensure all stains are taken out beforehand.

It’s also important to make sure the sole plate or underside of your iron is clean. Hopefully, you haven’t allowed your iron to get filthy, but if something has burned onto the bottom of the iron in the past, what’s stuck there will almost certainly spread onto your clothes if you use it in an unclean state. Put some detergent on the iron and let it sit, using a scouring pad if needed to get it clean.

3. Add Water

Unless you have a water softener, fill your iron’s reservoir with distilled water. In many places, tap water is “hard,” meaning it’s rich in minerals that will eventually precipitate calcium and magnesium scale inside your iron when the water in it evaporates.  Scale can clog up the holes and prevent any steam from coming out of your iron. And, if you do get steam, whitish solids will come out with it onto your clothes. Usually, you’d be able to sweep the particles away with your hand, but they are a nuisance. Better to invest a dollar for a jug of distilled water when you iron.

4. Set the Proper Temperature

Set the proper temperature on the iron for cotton.  Don’t start ironing immediately, however. Give the iron some time to reach the proper temperature. Ironing prematurely can cause water to sputter and spit from the underside of the iron onto your clothes; any rust inside the iron also has a tendency to spill out if the iron is put in the horizontal position too soon. You don’t want this to happen on a white shirt that is waiting to be pressed.

5. Press the Cuffs and Sleeves

Begin by laying a sleeve on the board. If you have a sleeve board, now is the time to use it. Open the cuff button and lay it flat; press it, first the inside and then the outside. Then press the length of the sleeve.

A key to success with all ironing is not to make broad sweeping motions with the iron but to apply short, controlled movements, applying consistent pressure to the cloth. Moving your arm like you’re conducting an orchestra or swinging a mug of beer to a German drinking song will pinch the fabric, adding new creases. Remember, ironing is also called “pressing” and putting weight on the material as you do it is essential for good results.

If you don’t want a crease down the middle of your bicep and elbow, avoid pressing the edges of the sleeve down against the board. Instead, concentrate on the middle of the sleeve. Repeat with the other arm.

6. Press the Collar

Next, pop the collar and check that you’ve removed collar stays, especially plastic ones that might melt; press the inside flat. Fold it back to the normal position and press the outside. If you want a soft roll, don’t press down to the points, just the portion that will sit behind your neck.

7. Finish with the Body

You’ll find that the pointed part of the ironing board is perfect for curved areas like the shoulder and upper chest of shirts and jackets. So, with either the top button of your shirt closed or not, align the top area of your shirt with the narrow part of the board and press the shoulder and chest on one side of your shirt. Spray the shirt with water and apply steam liberally to make the fabric supple. Then, either iron the other front half or rotate the shirt to work your way around the back. Look for any wrinkles and press those out.  No matter what you iron, spreading the fabric out on the board or actively smoothing it with your hands is essential. As you press, keep pulling and moving the shirt as needed to keep it flat. Concentrate on small areas and avoid putting weight on the tip of the iron; if you drive the iron forward, the point will act like the cow-catcher on a steam train, but instead of catching livestock, it will cause ripples and creases in the fabric. The only time you need to apply force to the tip is when pressing between the buttons of your shirt. Conclude by ironing there and down the placket.

Conclusion

Once you develop the proper mindset for ironing and get the basic equipment, you’ll find that ironing shirts is straightforward. You’ll quickly get the hang of making your shirts look sharp within minutes, and, before you know it, you can graduate to the slightly more challenging task of pressing pants. Meanwhile, give us your own tips for ironing shirts. What ironing gear do you own? Tell us in the comments below.


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Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Single of the Year
“Better Man” — Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban
“Body Like a Back Road” — Sam Hunt
“Dirt on My Boots” — Jon Pardi
“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year
The Breaker — Little Big Town
From a Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton
Heartbreak — Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of These Wings — Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
“Tin Man” — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall
“Dirt on My Boots” — Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
“Body Like a Back Road” — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen
“Better Man” — Taylor Swift

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Maddie & Tae
LOCASH
Florida Georgia Line
Dan + Shay
Brothers Osborne

Musical Event of the Year
“Speak to a Girl” — Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
“Setting the World on Fire” — Kenny Chesney, with Pink
“Kill a Word” — Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens
WINNER: “Funny How Time Slips Away” — Glen Campbell With Willie Nelson
“Craving You” — Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Derek Wells
Mac McAnally

Music Video of the Year
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert
WINNER: “It Ain’t My Fault” — Brothers Osborne
“Craving You” — Thomas Rhett, featuring Maren Morris
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban
“Better Man” — Little Big Town

New Artist of the Year
Brett Young
Jon Pardi
Old Dominion
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association have made their picks, officially kicking awards season into full swing.

In film, La La Land, Moonlight and Arrival are looking home to take home top honors. On the small screen, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story scored the most nominations, with Game of Thrones and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt close behind.

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BEST PICTURE
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Lion
Loving
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Sully

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Tom Hanks – Sully
Denzel Washington – Fences

BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Arrival
Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Emma Stone – La La Land

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Ben Foster – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis – Fences
Greta Gerwig – 20th Century Women
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Janelle Monáe – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Alex R. Hibbert – Moonlight
Lewis MacDougall – A Monster Calls
Madina Nalwanga – Queen of Katwe
Sunny Pawar — Lion
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
20th Century Women
Fences
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

BEST DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
David Mackenzie – Hell or High Water
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival
Denzel Washington – Fences

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Barry Jenkins — Moonlight
Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou – The Lobster
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Jeff Nichols – Loving
Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Luke Davies – Lion
Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals
Eric Heisserer – Arrival
Todd Komarnicki – Sully
Allison Schroeder/Theodore Melfi – Hidden Figures
August Wilson – Fences

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Stéphane Fontaine – Jackie
James Laxton – Moonlight
Seamus McGarvey – Nocturnal Animals
Linus Sandgren – La La Land
Bradford Young – Arrival

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Arrival – Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte/André Valade
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Stuart Craig/James Hambridge, Anna Pinnock
Jackie – Jean Rabasse, Véronique Melery
La La Land – David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Live by Night – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

BEST EDITING
Tom Cross – La La Land
John Gilbert – Hacksaw Ridge
Blu Murray – Sully
Nat Sanders/Joi McMillon — Moonlight
Joe Walker – Arrival

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Colleen Atwood – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Consolata Boyle – Florence Foster Jenkins
Madeline Fontaine – Jackie
Joanna Johnston – Allied
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh – Love & Friendship
Mary Zophres – La La Land

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
Jackie
Star Trek Beyond

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
A Monster Calls
Arrival
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
The Red Turtle
Trolls
Zootopia

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge
Jason Bourne

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Benedict Cumberbatch – Doctor Strange
Matt Damon – Jason Bourne
Chris Evans – Captain America: Civil War
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Gal Gadot – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Scarlett Johansson – Captain America: Civil War
Margot Robbie – Suicide Squad
Tilda Swinton – Doctor Strange

BEST COMEDY
Central Intelligence
Deadpool
Don’t Think Twice
The Edge of Seventeen
Hail, Caesar!
The Nice Guys

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Ryan Gosling – The Nice Guys
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Dwayne Johnson – Central Intelligence
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Kate Beckinsale – Love & Friendship
Sally Field – Hello, My Name Is Doris
Kate McKinnon – Ghostbusters
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
10 Cloverfield Lane
Arrival
Doctor Strange
Don’t Breathe
Star Trek Beyond
The Witch

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Elle
The Handmaiden
Julieta
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

BEST SONG
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” – La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls
“City of Stars” – La La Land
“Drive It Like You Stole It” – Sing Street
“How Far I’ll Go” — Moana
“The Rules Don’t Apply” – Rules Don’t Apply

BEST SCORE
Nicholas Britell – Moonlight
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival
Justin Hurwitz – La La Land
Micachu – Jackie
Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka – Lion

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BEST COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta (FX)
Black-ish (ABC)
Fleabag (Amazon)
Modern Family (ABC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon)
Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (FOX)
Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)
Bill Hader, Documentary Now, IFC
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk, (Starz)
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)
Allison Janney, Mom, (CBS)
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)
Allison Williams, Girls (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX)
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley (HBO)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory, (CBS)
Larry David, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Lisa Kudrow, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Liam Neeson, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer (FX)
Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
Son of Zorn (FOX)
South Park (Comedy Central)
The Simpsons (FOX)

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
America’s Got Talent (NBC)
MasterChef Junior (FOX)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
Skin Wars (GSN)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Chopped (Food Network)
Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Shark Tank (ABC)
Undercover Boss (CBS)

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
Chrisley Knows Best (USA)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery)
Ice Road Truckers (History)
Intervention (A&E)
Naked and Afraid (Discovery)

BEST TALK SHOW
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Ted Allen, Chopped (Food Network)
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
Nick Cannon, America’s Got Talent (NBC)
Carson Daly, The Voice (NBC)
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones (HBO)
John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot (USA)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)
Maura Tierney, The Affair (Showtime)
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL (Lifetime)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sam Heughan, Outlander (Starz)
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander (Starz)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mr. Robot (USA)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
The Crown (Netflix)
This Is Us (NBC)
Westworld (HBO)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Mahershala Ali, House of Cards (Netflix)
Lisa Bonet, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards (Netflix)
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife (CBS)
Jared Harris, The Crown (Netflix)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead (AMC)

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
All the Way (HBO)
Confirmation (HBO)
Killing Reagan (National Geographic)
Roots (History)
The Night Manager (AMC)
The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (AMC)
Tim Matheson, Killing Reagan (National Geographic)
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J Simpson (FX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
Lane Garrison, Roots (History)
Frank Langella, All the Way (HBO)
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager (AMC)
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
Forest Whitaker, Roots (History)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager (AMC)
Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)
Cynthia Nixon, Killing Reagan (National Geographic)
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
Lili Taylor, American Crime (ABC)
Kerry Washington, Confirmation (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Elizabeth Debicki, The Night Manager (AMC)
Regina King, American Crime (ABC)
Sarah Lancashire, The Dresser (Starz)
Melissa Leo, All the Way (HBO)
Anna Paquin, Roots (History)
Emily Watson, The Dresser (Starz)

EW ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Ryan Reynolds


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Dear Target, You Complete Me

Dear Target,

Your beautiful red bullseye calls to me, like the sound of a chips bag calls to every child within a two-mile radius of my pantry.

The attraction is visceral, instant and natural. Before I know it, I’m thinking about those well-lit aisles and big red carts and white, gleaming floors.

I need to be there.

I feel it in my soul.

And tonight, I have a 40-minute kid-free holiday (courtesy of my husband taking the three littles to the gym), and so, it is time. For Target Nirvana.

(And really, we need diapers and so I’m actually just being practical and doing something for my family. Really, I’m just here to serve the greater good.)

First, I will float through your beautiful red automatic doors and immediately smell buttered popcorn. And that will make my heart happy, as come into the place that makes me whole.

I will veer to the left to marinade my happiness in the Dollar Spot, where everyone knows dreams come true. They might be dreams you never knew you had, like the dream of having matching napkin rings at Thanksgiving dinner or the dream of buying Elmo party favors for the baby’s birthday next year, but they are dreams just the same.

After collecting the items I never knew I needed but now I can’t live without, I glance longingly at the wide aisle in front of me. The aisle that leads to boots and jeans and fake leather jackets and lots of awesome things that I’ll never wear. But I only came here for one thing, and so, I must stay the course.

After all, I do have self-control. And only 38 minutes.

And so, I turn left.

All of a sudden, the accessories department sings to me a song more beautiful than the white static noise I blast in my sons’ room at bedtime. My eyes fall longingly over rose gold watches and aqua statement necklaces that I want to make love to. And so I go over and touch them and look at them, and I start to realize I really need them and they really will make my life beautiful. And, after all, I was up at 4:25am with the baby today, and well… everyone needs a little something that makes them happy.

I keep walking, and my gaze drifts to the little girls’ department to my right. And, even though I have no daughters, I’m overcome with a strong urge to buy the sweet shirts with the witty sayings on them and that adorable furry sweater vest and skirt set that someone I know must need, and unless I buy it for them right now, they will never see this outfit that the world needs to see. Lucky for me, my best friend’s daughter’s birthday is next month, so that problem is solved.

Diapers really are the only reason I came here, and so I must stay the course and turn right. I pass the card section on my left, and soon enough, plush gray bath towels and beautiful Chevron bath mats come into view, and come to think of it, we really do need to replace all of the towels we’ve been using to mop up stray urine in the guest bathroom through the potty-training years. And these towels and linens are so thick and soft, and we just need comfort around here. Plus, it’s the guest bathroom. I mean, it’s only right.

The baby section comes into view, and well, everyone knows that little itty bitty things are just so sweet and special and precious and we need to touch all of them. And while I don’t have anyone specific in mind, I do always have a friend getting pregnant these days, so it makes sense to be proactive and grab this set of onesies from the end cap, just to have on-hand. Come to think of it, a few more outfits wouldn’t hurt either. They are so small and sweet, after all, and they need to be in my cart.

This brings me to my next point, and I’m not going to put it lightly. The diapers at Target are simply the best. And, being that I’m here today and I might not return for at least 72 hours, I must buy three large boxes of Up & Up. Because that new anchor design makes me feel like I’m buying Honest diapers, but I know they’re half the price, and therefore, I’m winning at life.

I hastily traverse the back of the store to get to the grocery section because Target always has the flavor of LaCroix that I need to make my life happy, and also because I’m used to being here with kids and storming past the toys section is always the only way. But back to the LaCroix and the coconut and grapefruit and even those fancy new mixed flavors in the tall cans. The answer to my carbonated water fantasies is in this aisle, and I need all of it. Now. (And we also know vodka pairs extremely well with LaCroix, especially during the witching hour when everyone’s crying and the husband just texted to say he’ll be home late. Because, #survival.)

While we’re in the grocery section, I might as well be productive, and milk and bananas are always on the list, so I will scoop those up, along with paper towels because you can never have enough and I think we’re out. (Spoiler alert: I have two large packages in the garage that I’ve forgotten about.)

As I make my way back to the front of the store, the new, revamped home goods section on the left screams at me like my toddler when he sees me getting the ice cream out of the freezer. I need that now! Like matching coffee cups with the cute sayings, and I want to be that person with funny coffee cups that match. Whimsical lamps that I can put nowhere in my house, but they are cool and I’d like to feel fancy. Signs that I could post in my house and make my friends thing I’m silly and fun. All of these things are things that I need right now to be the person I want to be.

After one last swing to the right into the household cleaners department to pick up Tide (because one can obviously never have enough laundry detergent), I exhale and pull up to the cashier line, place my plunder onto the belt and proudly survey my success. Yep, I did it. I totally need all of this and may never see again if I don’t buy it right now.

“That’s $ 516.83.” the cashier says.

“But I only came here for diapers!”

“Yes, but you got a lot of really good stuff,” she said with a smile.

Yes. Yes, I did.

Thank you, Target.

You complete me.

See you tomorrow.

Signed,

Moms everywhere

Formerly an Emmy-nominated TV news reporter, Janie Porter is the creator of SheJustGlows.com and (often-unshowered) stay-at-home mama to three boys 5 and under. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more posts about less-than-perfect parenting and finding your inner glow.

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Cobra Max Women’s Complete Set – Blue

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Cobra Max Women’s Complete Set – Blue

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Complete Kailo DVD and Home Gym Package

Complete Kailo DVD and Home Gym Package


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Word To Your Mother: Baby Names For Boys: The Complete Guide To Naming Your Baby Person

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Think of your very favorite baby name. Are you picturing it? Now, what if you found out that the name means "ostrich intestines" or "shallow muddy puddle?" Would you still like the name? Of course you would! And that is why we need to rethink the way we name our babies. Come and discover a new kind of baby name book based on the theory that we choose names based on our interactions and experiences, rather than on contrived meanings. Sections include How to Name Name Twins Twins, Geek Chic, and Baby Name Spellapalooza. Fresh, thorough and creative, this unique twist on a standard resource for parents-to-be has thousands of traditional names and thousands more waiting to be discovered, including classic and elegant to hipster and brave names for your son.
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The Complete Guide to Circuit Training

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Formerly published as Fitness Professionals: Circuit Training, 2nd edition and now rebranded and in full colour in the Complete Guide series.
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Men’s Fitness Complete Guide to Home Workouts 2nd Edition – Mens Fitness Complete Guide to Home Workouts 2nd Ed – Single Copy

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Wilson Profile Complete Golf Set – Junior

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The Complete Guide to Strength Training

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Black & Decker the Complete Guide to Home Storage: More Than 50 Practical Projects & Ideas

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At any given moment, your home probably contains thousands of moveable items, some large but most small: dishes and drain cleaners, blankets and baby books, socks and sleeping bags, hammers and hotdog buns, candles and can-openers and cribbage boards. In a perfect world, most of these items have homes-places where they’re stored outside daily view but where you can find them at a moments notice. In our imperfect world, though, there are probably hundreds of items that are nomads, transients. They have temporary, exposed residences in jumbled drawers, on top of cabinets, across desktops, on window ledges. How often have you looked long and hard for an item in every logical storage place, only to find that it’s been hiding in plain view, in the last place you’d expect? The goal of this book is to help you bring order to this jumble, to tame and civilize the hoards of small and large household items begging for permanent, logical storage. To do this, we’ll give you dozens of easy-to-build storage projects. Each is designed for adaptability and versatility, so you can use it for a variety of different purposes in various rooms. Some projects may require small alterations, but others can be built exactly as directed. Before getting to the projects, we give you a section on planning and assessing, and a section on general building techniques that will be useful in many different projects. After that, it’s off to the storage races, with more than 50 projects, ranging from basic wall cabinets to innovative racks for storing CDs and home electronics. While many projects use standard lumber and other building pipe and electrical conduit. Have fun with these projects. Take the time to plan themout, and take pride in them when you’re finished. Remember: When you increase the efficiency of your storage space, you create a more comfortable living environment for yourself and your family. Innovative, attractive projects that can provide efficient storage throughout your home Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for projects at all skill levels Shows how to frame, finish and organize a brand-new closet Variations and ideas sections to help you adapt projects to your needs Detailed techniques section for working with power and hand tools
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Your Survival: The Complete Resource for Disaster Planning and Recovery [With DVD]

Your Survival: The Complete Resource for Disaster Planning and Recovery [With DVD]


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Girl And Guy Prank Complete Strangers With Some Extreme PDA

Definitely putting the P in PDA.

Farah Brook, the comedian who went around Grand Central Station trying to kiss total strangers, is back with a new video, this time showcasing some very public displays of affection to a lot of unsuspecting New Yorkers.

In honor of International Kissing Day, Brook and a guy friend innocently asked total strangers to take a picture of them. The couple then proceeded to get extremely affectionate while the stranger looked on, unsure of what to do next.

Eventually, some strangers just simply walk away, awkwardly (and hilariously) laying the camera down on the ground, while Brook and the guy continue to go at it.

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Best Family Destinations

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The Complete Idiot’s Travel Guide to Planning Your Trip to Europe

The Complete Idiot’s Travel Guide to Planning Your Trip to Europe


Planning a trip to Europe can be overwhelming, but finally there’s a guidebook that makes it easy. From the British Isles to southern Italy, the Complete Idiot’s Guide uses an interactive itinerary planner to help readers design the perfect trip. We’ve put together incredibly extensive trip-planning information that covers all the bases, from buying train passes to checking out the most useful travel sites on the Web. With foreign-language glossaries, hints on getting around, practical logistical advice, and dozens of accurate, detailed maps, you’ll be an expert before you even step out of the plane. And once you arrive, we’ve got the lowdown on the top destinations in Europe, complete with our picks of the top things to see and do and the best places to stay and dine.
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Zodiac Baby Names: The Complete Book Of Baby Names Defined By Star Sign

Zodiac Baby Names: The Complete Book Of Baby Names Defined By Star Sign


Choosing your baby''s name is incredibly important, as the name carries a unique weight and meaning that the girl or boy will carry for life. The meaning of a name is often the reason behind the choice, but what about other more fascinating influences? Astrologyhas helped shape and guide us for millennia, and can even reveal hidden aspects of our potential and personality. The stars are able to give a fresh dimension to our names, so selecting one isn''t the exclusive reserve of the newly born, but is for adults, too!

If you''re looking for a name to suit your child (or even yourself!), this comprehensive A – Z guide from Russell Grant is ideal. Arranged by sun sign, with a special appendix covering the planetary rulers, it has everything you need to decide on the right name to bring out the best in your baby or you, including:

* A special fact file for each zodiac sign

* How the planets influence every name

* Thousands of names from around the world

''Choosing your baby''s name has never been so much fun!''
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¡Dímelo tú!: A Complete Course (with Audio CD), 5th Edition

¡Dímelo tú!: A Complete Course (with Audio CD), 5th Edition


Develop true competency in Spanish with ¡DÃ?MELO TÚ!: A COMPLETE COURSE, Fifth Edition and its accompanying Audio CD. The beginning of each chapter clearly lays out its specific cultural focus, showing what country will be presented and what cultural topics related to that country will be addressed in the readings, text-specific video, and Internet activities. You’ll continue to improve your listening, reading and writing throughout the text as you practice new strategies in every chapter.
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Absolutely Fabulous: The Complete Series 2 (DVD)

Absolutely Fabulous: The Complete Series 2 (DVD)


Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, June Whitfield, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks.

Directed by: Bob Spiers.

The complete second series of Absolutely Fabulous, in super-slinky DVD format – compact enough to fit into even the most petite Prada pouch.

Hospital – "Goodbye ageing obscurity and Hello! magazine", Patsy’s got a week to look 35 for the photos – cue a trip to hospital for a face peel and eye rejuvenation.

Death – Edina’s father is dead. But is it art?

Morocco – Sex, drugs and shopping – Marakesh proves to be a busman’s holiday for Edina and Patsy.

New Best Friend – Lacroix and baby spew just don’t mix. Eddie’s old friends are immersed in the "no fun baby world" and her minimalism has been replaced with mess.

Poor – Harrods have stopped delivering and Saffy’s sent Patsy and Eddie off to the supermarket – whatever that is. Things are at a crisis point – Eddie’s going to be poor!

Birth – Is the queen of tofu getting a life? Saffy’s top button is undone and Eddie’s armed with her Cosmo Sex Quiz, ready for some mother and daughter bonding.

DVD Extras: 15 minutes of out-takes. Photo gallery.
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Wedding Rites: A Complete Guide to Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, and Interfaith Services

Wedding Rites: A Complete Guide to Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, and Interfaith Services


Many engaged couples, no matter what their personal style, find themselves turning back to tradition for their wedding ceremony. Is there a way to follow tradition and still carve your own wedding path? Yes, there is – with this unique book in hand. Michael Foley presents meaningful wedding traditions so old that they’re practically new again. Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish wedding traditions fill this comprehensive guidebook, the only one of its kind. From music and flowers to vows and ceremonies to blessings, Foley’s Wedding Rites contains a vast assortment of rich traditions very usable in weddings today. Best of all, it’s easy to reference and easy to use This book is an indispensable resource for couples, wedding planners, ministers, and all who love the beauty of tradition. Wedding Rites offers: concrete suggestions for each facet of your wedding, from engagement to reception guidelines for designing your own distinctive wedding program practical advice for interfaith weddings forgotten wedding customs – carecloths, loving cups, coin blessings, and others and much more
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Wedding Rites: The Complete Guide To Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, And Interfaith Services

Wedding Rites: The Complete Guide To Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, And Interfaith Services


Distinguishes itself from hundreds of other wedding planners by reintroducing forgotten Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant customs for couples seeking to infuse contemporary celebrations with rich symbolism and ceremonial splendor. – Publishers Weekly Many couples, no matter what their style, find themselves turning back to tradition for their wedding ceremony. Is there a way to follow tradition and still carve your own wedding path? Michael Foley offers Roman Catholic, Byzantine (Eastern Catholic and Orthodox), Protestant, and Jewish wedding traditions in this comprehensive collection. From nuptial music, to readings, to vows, ceremonies, and blessings, Wedding Rites contains a vast array of treasures. Youll find, among other things, blessings for a young couple from sixth-century Rome and coin ceremonies from medieval France. Above all, this is a practical guide for making a beautiful and meaningful – yet affordable – wedding. Easy to reference and easy to use, it includes concrete suggestions for each stage of planning and sound advice on honoring and combining traditions for couples from different religious backgrounds. Wedding Rites is an indispensable resource for couples, wedding planners, pastors, and all who love the beauty of tradition.
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Adams Golf Women`s Idea 12-Piece Complete Golf Set (ALMOND)

Adams Golf Women`s Idea 12-Piece Complete Golf Set (ALMOND)


You`ll have more fun playing and looking good with the Adams Golf`s Idea Women`s Complete Set that has new technology specifically created for easier to hit shots. Everything from the easy to hit driver and three fairway woods to the hybrids irons wedges this set will make the game more fun and enjoyable for you. Top it off with a Yes! putter featuring C-Groove Technology along with new stylish colors this complete set is above all others.Includes:Driver3-Wood5-Wood 7-Wood5-Hybrid6-Hybrid7-HybIron8-HybIron9-IronPitching WedgeSand WedgePutter
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Adams Golf Men`s A12OS 12 Piece Complete Golf Set (STEEL)

Adams Golf Men`s A12OS 12 Piece Complete Golf Set (STEEL)


The ultimate game improving set has arrived with Adams Golf`s A12OS 12 Piece Complete Golf Set. The A12OS set provides a complete set of premium clubs to have the golfer ready for the course.FEATURES:Driver with industry leading aerodynamics.Low Profile fairway woods: 3 and 5.Hybrids (4 5 and 6) featuring Velocity Slot Technologywhich provides substantially more forgiveness while also increasing launch angle and ball speed for greater distance.Patented Transitional Hybrids and Cavity Back Irons with ultra thin faces perimeter weighting and low CG`s throughout the set.Mallet putterSteel shaft.Lightweight cart bag with easy lift handleTechnical SpecificationsModelLoftLieLengthSwing WeightDriver12.5deg;58deg;44.5″D03 Fairway Wood17deg;58deg;42.5″D05 Fairway Wood20deg;58.5deg;42″D04 Hybrid22deg;60deg;42″D05 Hybrid25deg;60.75.5deg;39″D06 Hybrid28deg;61
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Adams Golf Speedline 11-Piece Complete Golf Set

Adams Golf Speedline 11-Piece Complete Golf Set


Adams Golf`s Speedline set the standard for easy to hit innovation. It started with industry-leading aerodynamic shaping for faster clubhead speed and is known now for advancing ball speed and distance standards utilizing velocity slot technology. With technology like this the Speedline Complete Set is a smart choice for any golfer who wants to get more distance ball speed and easy to hit playability throughout the bag. Take your game to the next level with Speedline.Includes:Drive3-Wood5-Wood5-Hybrid6-Iron7-Iron8-Iron9-IronPitching WedgeSand WedgePutterAerodynamic-shaped DriverAerodynamic shaping reduces the amount of drag during the swing for more clubhead speed which equates to more distance. The high MOI design delivers more stability at impact for straighter drives.Fairway WoodsFairway woods are part of the Adams Golf heritage and these Speedline Fairway Woods are extremely easy to
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Adams Golf Men`s A12OS 12 Piece Complete Golf Set

Adams Golf Men`s A12OS 12 Piece Complete Golf Set


The ultimate game improving set has arrived with Adams Golf`s A12OS 12 Piece Complete Golf Set. The A12OS set provides a complete set of premium clubs to have the golfer ready for the course.FEATURES:Driver with industry leading aerodynamics.Low Profile fairway woods: 3 and 5.Hybrids (4 5 and 6) featuring Velocity Slot Technologywhich provides substantially more forgiveness while also increasing launch angle and ball speed for greater distance.Patented Transitional Hybrids and Cavity Back Irons with ultra thin faces perimeter weighting and low CG`s throughout the set.Mallet putterSteel shaft.Lightweight cart bag with easy lift handleTechnical SpecificationsModelLoftLieLengthSwing WeightDriver12.5deg;58deg;44.5″D03 Fairway Wood17deg;58deg;42.5″D05 Fairway Wood20deg;58.5deg;42″D04 Hybrid22deg;60deg;42″D05 Hybrid25deg;60.75.5deg;39″D06 Hybrid28deg;61
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The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings


“Get out your gay/lesbian rice and celebrate! Taking you from the wedding announcement to the thank you notes, this is the ultimate guide to same-sex ceremonies.” -Michael Musto, Village Voice Your wedding team is here! Let GayWeddings.com help you and your partner plan a ceremony that suits your taste and budget without losing your mind in the process. The absolute authority for same-sex unions on the web, K.C. David and his devoted staff of experts are at your side from the proposal to the honeymoon. – Marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership: protecting your rights and assets together – Finding gay-friendly venues, caterers, and yes, even clergy – Tips for notifying friends and family, and which newspapers run same-sex announcements – Ideas from folks who have already tied the knot PLUS: A wedding timeline checklist, vow writing exercise, sample menus, budget worksheet and more.
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Lose Weight, Live Healthy: A Complete Guide to Designing Your Own Weight Loss Program

Lose Weight, Live Healthy: A Complete Guide to Designing Your Own Weight Loss Program


Combining the most current information on psychotherapy, nutrition, and professional weight control practice, this guide offers a refreshingly honest and contemporary program for losing weight and adopting a healthy lifestyle. The new disciplines of cognitive behavior therapy are incorporated, along with acceptance-based approaches and a review of issues related to bariatric surgery. Endorsing a mindful attitude to control stress and regulate emotions that can sabotage any effort, this handbook provides proven techniques for easing into exercise after a sedentary period, how to avoid backsliding, and halting binge eating while building a supportive attitude. The solutions for weight control avoid the pitfalls of common diet books, pills, and packaged meals, and additional hints and suggestions are provided in the "tech corner" for utilizing personal technology such as iPhones and laptops.
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The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings


Get out your gay/lesbian rice and celebrate! Taking you from the wedding announcement to the thank you notes, this is the ultimate guide to same-sex ceremonies.-Michael Musto, Village VoiceYour wedding team is here! Let GayWeddings.com help you and your partner plan a ceremony that suits your taste and budget without losing your mind in the process. The absolute authority for same-sex unions on the web, K.C. David and his devoted staff of experts are at your side from the proposal to the honeymoon.- Marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership: protecting your rights and assets together- Finding gay-friendly venues, caterers, and yes, even clergy- Tips for notifying friends and family, and which newspapers run same-sex announcements- Ideas from folks who have already tied the knotPLUS: A wedding timeline checklist, vow writing exercise, sample menus, budget worksheet and more.
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The Great Metropolis: A Mirror Of New York : A Complete History Of Metropolitan Life And Society, With Sketches Of Promin

The Great Metropolis: A Mirror Of New York : A Complete History Of Metropolitan Life And Society, With Sketches Of Promin


Title: The great metropolis : a mirror of New York : a complete history of metropolitan life and society, with sketches of prominent places, persons, and things in the city, as they actually exist.<br /><br />Author: Junius Henri Browne<br /><br />Publisher: Gale, Sabin Americana <br /><br />Description: <br /><br />Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500–1926 contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more.<br /><br />Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time. It provides access to documents from an assortment of genres, sermons, political tracts, newspapers, books, pamphlets, maps, legislation, literature and more.<br /><br />Now for the first time, these high-quality digital scans of original works are available via print-on-demand, making them readily accessible to libraries, students, independent scholars, and readers of all ages.<br /><br />++++<br />The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification:<br />++++<br /><br />SourceLibrary: Huntington Library<br /><br />DocumentID: SABCP03999500<br /><br />CollectionID: CTRG02-B508<br /><br />PublicationDate: 18690101<br /><br />SourceBibCitation: Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary of books relating to America<br /><br />Notes: Added, engr. t.-p. "Issued by subscription only and not for sale in the book stores."<br /><br />Collation: 700 p., [15] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm<br /><br />
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The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

The Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings


"Get out your gay/lesbian rice and celebrate Taking you from the wedding announcement to the thank you notes, this is the ultimate guide to same-sex ceremonies." -Michael Musto, "Village Voice" Your wedding team is here Let GayWeddings.com help you and your partner plan a ceremony that suits your taste and budget without losing your mind in the process. The absolute authority for same-sex unions on the web, K.C. David and his devoted staff of experts are at your side from the proposal to the honeymoon. – Marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership: protecting your rights and assets together – Finding gay-friendly venues, caterers, and yes, even clergy – Tips for notifying friends and family, and which newspapers run same-sex announcements – Ideas from folks who have already tied the knot PLUS: A wedding timeline checklist, vow writing exercise, sample menus, budget worksheet and more.
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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger


Do you look in the mirror every morning and wonder how you got so old? Everyone does sooner or later– but not everyone realizes how easy it is to shave years off how you look and feel. "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger" not only tells you how to look like you’re ten years younger, but also give you advice and instructions for feeling better every day. The expert authors from Medicinenet.com tell you not only how the right fitness program can improve your mental and physical health, but how to consider herbals and vitamins, healthy skin, dressing, beauty tips, plastic surgery and Viagra as possible ways to improve your appearance and self-esteems. This book is a must-have for both men and women
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Square Two Women`s Finesse Complete Golf Set

Square Two Women`s Finesse Complete Golf Set


Square Two`s most affordable full set of clubs. Eighteen pieces with everything you need along with a lightweight cart bag and head covers give the woman golfer all the tools necessary to get into the game.FEATURES: 1- 440cc Forged High Launch Driver 2- Stainless Steel Fairway Woods 2- Stainless Steel Hybrids 5- Stainless Steel Cavity Back Irons 1- Mallet Style Putter 6- Matching Head Covers 1- Cart BagWoods 14 degree forged Alloy Driver promotes higher trajectory and distance off the tee. Two quality stainless steel fairway woods with 18 degree (3 wood) and 21 degree (5 wood) lofts. Dual rail technology on the undersole promotes easy contact from any lie.Hybrids Two easy-to-hit stainless steel hybrids to replace traditionally unforgiving long irons. Includes the same dual rail technology on the undersole as the woods.Irons The large face wide sole and perimeter weighted cavity provides
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The Complete Book Of Personal Training

The Complete Book Of Personal Training


The Complete Book of Personal Training delivers exactly what the title
promises and more, making it the most comprehensive and authoritative resource
for you as a personal trainer, whether you are a newcomer to the field or have
a well-established business.

The book is truly a complete resource. It's full of information about working
with clients and designing programs, and it's also a practical guide to all
aspects of the personal training business. The Complete Book of Personal
Training will help you in the all aspects of your profession:

Learn applicable information on fitness testing and
assessment.
Identify your clients' goals and create fitness tests
specifically for them.
Properly train and help special populations.
Understand the business side of personal training,
including marketing yourself as a trainer, getting and retaining clients,
and learning time management.
Learn how to expand your business.

Noted
author, educator, and personal trainer Douglas Brooks digs deep into the world
of personal training, offering solutions to the challenges that trainers face
in daily life and providing answers to many of the questions personal trainers
ask throughout their careers. More than just a training manual, this text
explores the best ways to run your business–from marketing and promotions to
record keeping and retirement planning. The book includes a thorough index to
help readers quickly locate any topic, and more than 100 photos accurately
illustrate proper techniques for dozens of exercises.

The Complete Book of Personal Training contains something for every
personal trainer. It's the first reference of its kind to provide all the
information you need to start, run, and grow a personal training business or
career. The text is an essential tool to help you solve the daily
organizational and business challenges of personal training.

About the Author

Douglas S. Brooks, MS, is an exercise physiologist and personal fitness
trainer with more than 20 years of experience. He co-owns Moves International
Fitness, a provider of educational resources, continuing education, and live
workshops to fitness professionals.

Acknowledged as one of the country's premier personal trainers, Brooks is a
well-known author, lecturer, trainer, and video personality. His counsel and
input are sought on an international level, most recently by the International
Sports Trainers Association, which appointed him vice president of the
organization. He also is a member of IDEA and the American College of Sports
Medicine (ACSM).

Brooks is a gold-certified personal trainer by the American Council on
Exercise, and he is an IISA-certified in-line skating instructor. He previously
operated a personal training facility for nine years; directed a 5,000-member
health facility; participated in and coached college-level gymnastics; and was
an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Health Science Department.

In his free time, Brooks enjoys fitness activities of all kinds. He is a
competitive tennis player, a marathon runner and Ironman triathlete, an avid
alpine and Nordic skier, an in-line skater, and a rock climber and mountaineer.
He lives in Mammoth Lakes, California, with his wife and two sons.

Table of Contents

Part I. Starting, Maintaining, and Growing a Successful Personal Training
Business
Chapter 1. Personal Training: Then, Now, and Into the Future
Chapter 2. Breaking In: You (Yes, You!) Can Be a Personal Trainer
Chapter 3. Starting and Refining Your Business
Chapter 4. Getting–and Keeping–Clients
Chapter 5. Expanding Your Business
Chapter 6. Managing Your Time
Chapter 7. Maintaining a Service and Client Focus
Chapter 8. Legal and Profession
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Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names: For Pagans, Wiccans, Druids, Heathens, Mages, Shamans & Independent Thinkers of All Sorts Who

Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names: For Pagans, Wiccans, Druids, Heathens, Mages, Shamans & Independent Thinkers of All Sorts Who


Parents want the perfect name for their child. Among the baby books available today, none are tailored to the needs of Witches, Pagans, and other seekers like Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names. From Alma and Ash to Zinnia and Zane, this comprehensive and user-friendly name guide offers accurate and extensive information on more than seven thousand names spanning religions, cultures, and centuries. Each impeccably researched entry features factual details on origin, history, and meaning, including magical and mystical associations. Examples of historical figures and characters from mythology, literature, and film are also provided. This essential guide offers everything you need to make this all-important decision, including name selection tips and name lists categorized by theme–the Sun and Moon, the five elements including spirit, the plant world, and more.
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World Industries Chris Pastras Dune Baby Standing Complete Skateboard Cruiser – 8.25″ x 32″

World Industries Chris Pastras Dune Baby Standing Complete Skateboard Cruiser – 8.25″ x 32″

World Industries Dune Baby Standing Complete Skateboard Cruiser comes pre-assembled with World Industries trucks and World Industries wheels. World Industries offers durable complete skateboards ready to skate.
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Complete Career Id Kit (30/Set)

Complete Career Id Kit (30/Set)


Wedgie People encourages children to explore different vocational fields through role-playing and interactive play. Groups are multi-cultural and nonsexist illustrating equal opportunity. The Service Careers Series includes: Food Checker, Hair Stylist, Computer Technician, Waitress, Repairman, Auto Mechanic. The Governmental Careers series includes: Female and Male Postal Workers, Firefighter, Policeman, Teacher, Crossing Guard and Child. The Professional Careers series includes: Lawyer, Nurse, Engineer, Businessman, Female and Male Doctors. The Transportation Careers series includes: Sailor, Pilot, Bus Driver, Train Engineer, Astronaut, Flight Attendant. The Arts & Recreation Careers series includes: Artist, Dancer, Librarian, Tennis Player, Football Player, Musician. Set includes all 30. Method of shipping is UPS Standard. Material: Wood, silk-screenedDimensions:4.25″ h x 1.5″ w x 10″ lweight: 6.5lb
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Complete Book of Baby Names

Complete Book of Baby Names


The #1 Baby Names Book! The Most Names, Most Lists, Most Help to Find the Best Name! Every year, hundreds of thousands of expectant parents turn to The Complete Book of Baby Names as their essential, indispensable guide to choosing the best name for their child. Helpful and full of creative inspiration, this #1 bestseller gives you all the best ways to find your favorites and decide on the perfect fit. More than 600 fun lists to help you choose, including: ?Intellectual, creative names from literature and the arts ?Strong, respected names from sports and politics ?Unique, under-the-radar names that hit the right notes ?Packed full of more than 100,001 baby names with origins, variations, and richer definitions, The Complete Book of Baby Names makes choosing your baby’s name a joyful act of love. Everything You Need… ?The most up-to-date list of popular names plus top twin names ?Selecting sibling names that make sense for your family ?Great gender-neutral names plus the top 64 names ?Adding a middle name or two! ?What not to name your baby ?All the top baby boy and baby girl names! ?Plus all the best variations and nicknames All you need in one complete book!
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Allure’s Complete Guide to Hair Extensions

They’re pretty, they’re versatile, and they’re not nearly as complicated as you’d expect. It’s time to rethink fake hair.
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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Good Fat, Good Carb Meals

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Good Fat, Good Carb Meals


Not all carbs and fats are created equal. Emphasizing the benefits of a diet rich in complex carbohydrates, monounsaturated fats, and Omega-3 fatty acids, this comprehensive guide offers readers more than 300 recipes that tantalize the taste buds-from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. The recipes are designed to help readers lose weight without feeling deprived or experiencing the cravings that so often come with low-carb and low-fat diets. * Diet books that highlight good carbs and good fats, such as The South Beach Diet , outsell low- and no-carb diet books * Readers of diet cookbooks buy multiple books on the subject * According to the American Medical Association, 64% of Americans are overweight or obese, and it’s worsening
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ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Techno Silver Ballistic Nylon With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZU

ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Techno Silver Ballistic Nylon With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZU


ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Techno Silver Ballistic Nylon With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBTK1 Type: Checked Luggage Color: Silver
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Maximum Fitness: The Complete Guide To Navy Seal Cross Training

Maximum Fitness: The Complete Guide To Navy Seal Cross Training


Maximum Intensity!Maximum Results!Maximum Fitness!The most effective workout ever developed.Has your current fitness routine lived up to your expectations? Probably not! Join Stewart Smith, former Navy SEAL Stew Smith and fitness professional as he takes your fitness to the max with his new MAXIMUM FITNESS: The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Cross Training, featuring the 52 WEEK MAXIMUM FITNESS WORKOUT.MAXIMUM FITNESS is the fist complete year long cross-training program designed to make you  physically the absolute best you can be! Whether you are an athlete or a weekend warrior, man or woman, MAXIMUM FITNESS provides the essential ingredients for anyone looking for an exceptional athletic edge.From weight training to swimming to biking and running to body weight PT and flexibility training, no matter what kind of shape you are currently in, MAXIMUM FITNESS will change the way you look and feel – it will positively change your life!With MAXIMUM FITNESS you will discover:- 52 weeks of high-tech supercharged cross-training workouts- Four unique 13-week workout cycles to help build a stronger, healthier, and injury-free physique- Complete flexibility, calisthenics, and  weight training routines- Advanced PT, running and swimming drills- Routines for weight loss and weight gain- Endurance enhancing exercises- Cross-training guide for maximum efficiency without burnout – Increased muscular stamina- Cardio-vascular fitness- Strength training and powerlifting routines- Speed and agility training drills for the ultimate reaction timeSupported online at the GetFitNow.com online fitness community. Why wait? Get fit now!
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Beaded Jewelry: The Complete Guide

Beaded Jewelry: The Complete Guide


New – Whether youve been beading for a lifetime or just a little while, the time-tested techniques in this guide will have you creating fashionable beaded jewelry, at a fraction of boutique prices, in no time. Step-by-step instructions and 150 detailed photos, plus 200+ beauty shots lead you through every aspect of beading, and offer encouragement to delve into beaded jewelry design. A portable package and lay-flat format will allow you to use this book anywhere!

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The Dead Loop: Complete Trilogy Edition

The Dead Loop: Complete Trilogy Edition


What would you do if you died every single day?Would you turn to crime?Would you try to help people?The Dead Loop is an intense psychological thriller exploring the unique life of Ewan Charles who experiences his own death every single day. Each death leads him along a journey of ever changing emotional states and takes him deeper into the mysterious and unending ‘Dead Loop.’Whilst trapped in this endless cycle he becomes embroiled in a struggle against the influence of a mysterious and sinister stalker. Why does Ewan die every day and then immediately ‘awaken’ on a different day?Who can he trust?Should he turn to doctors, the police or religion for help?What should he do with the knowledge that he will die today and every day?How can Ewan hold onto his family when he loses his life every day?Can he break the perpetual daily cycle of his own death?”The best thing I’ve read since the Hunger Games”The DEAD LOOP trilogy is set to go viral.”innovative, emotive and well crafted.”thoroughly original and expertly written.

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The Complete Guide to Navy Seal Fitness: Updated for Today’s Warrior Elite

The Complete Guide to Navy Seal Fitness: Updated for Today’s Warrior Elite


New – Whether you want to be a Navy SEAL or just look like one, this new, revised edition offers insider’s tips to negotiating the famous Navy SEAL obstacle course plus new and improved chapters on swimming, running, and nutrition. 150 photos.

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The Vintage Fashion Bible: The Complete Guide To Buying And Styling Vintage Fashion From The 1920s To 1990s

The Vintage Fashion Bible: The Complete Guide To Buying And Styling Vintage Fashion From The 1920s To 1990s


The Vintage Fashion Bible is the must-have accessory for all dedicated followers of vintage fashion. Written by the vintage fashion expert and Red or Dead co-founder Wayne Hemingway MBE, it is the only complete practical guide to buying, styling and restoring vintage clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women. Each chapter covers a decade from the 1920s to the 1990s and includes an introduction to the period, social influences on fashion, key designers, and style icons of the day (think Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean…), as well as those who can pull off the vintage look today. Complete with stunning original photography from Hemingway''s personal archive, expert advice on everything from sizing and caring for vintage to where to buy and mixing vintage with new, as well as interviews with style icons and collectors, The Vintage Fashion Bible is essential reading for all fashion-lovers, from vintage virtuosos, to those who want something different from their modern wardrobe.
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The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Running, Cycling & Fitness Training: Step by Step Instructions, Training Plans, Nutritional Information and Expert Advice, All Shown in More Than 1,350 Fantastic Photographs and Illustrations

The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Running, Cycling & Fitness Training: Step by Step Instructions, Training Plans, Nutritional Information and Expert Advice, All Shown in More Than 1,350 Fantastic Photographs and Illustrations


Used – This is the ultimate practical reference for running, cycling and fitness training, covering everything from basic skills, essential clothing and equipment to training schedules, nutrition plans and international events. Step-by-step instructions and over 1,350 specially commissioned photographs and illustrations show how to train in each discipline safely efficiently and for optimum results. It explains how to get involved in races and competitions; how to prepare beforehand, what to do

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ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Obsidian Black With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBOK1

ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Obsidian Black With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBOK1


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The Complete Guide to Wire and Beaded Jewelry

The Complete Guide to Wire and Beaded Jewelry


New – This is the essential companion for any fan of stunning jewellery made from wire and beads. Celebrated jewellery designer and best-selling author Linda Jones presents a must-have collection of beautiful pieces in a variety of styles. Packed with designs for daytime, ethnic-inspired necklaces, fun projects for kids, pretty pieces for special occasions and items suitable for beginners, keen crafters will find all they need here. You will learn how to combine beads with simple and intricate c

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Hallelujah Diet – Hallelujah Diet Get Started Kit – Weight Loss, Boost Immune System and Complete Body Detox! $10.00 off with code: EBGS1460.

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1996-97 Bowman Best Basketball Complete Set of 125 Cards – Mounted Memories

1996-97 Bowman Best Basketball Complete Set of 125 Cards – Mounted Memories


This 1996-97 Bowman Best Basketball complete set will consist of the entire 125 card set and will include rookie cards of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Antoine Walker, and others. It will also include stars and Hall of Famers such as Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson. The set will come shipped in a storage box with a Fanatics Authentic label. Please note that once this Fanatics Authentic seal/packaging is opened that this item is non-returnable.
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Adams Golf Women`s Idea 12-Piece Complete Golf Set

Adams Golf Women`s Idea 12-Piece Complete Golf Set


You`ll have more fun playing and looking good with the Adams Golf`s Idea Women`s Complete Set that has new technology specifically created for easier to hit shots. Everything from the easy to hit driver and three fairway woods to the hybrids irons wedges this set will make the game more fun and enjoyable for you. Top it off with a Yes! putter featuring C-Groove Technology along with new stylish colors this complete set is above all others.Includes:Driver3-Wood5-Wood 7-Wood5-Hybrid6-Hybrid7-HybIron8-HybIron9-IronPitching WedgeSand WedgePutter
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Modern Bride Honeymoons and Weddings Away: The Complete Guide to Planning Your Romantic Trip Ever

Modern Bride Honeymoons and Weddings Away: The Complete Guide to Planning Your Romantic Trip Ever


New – The travel editor for Modern Bride–America’s most trusted source for helping couples make their wedding and honeymoon dreams come true–shares her years of expertise in honeymoon planning. Bain provides couples with vital information on cruises, foreign travel, packages, staying within a budget–even how to get married at their honeymoon destination.

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The Best Baby Shower Book: A Complete Guide for Party Planners

The Best Baby Shower Book: A Complete Guide for Party Planners


Used – More fun activities, party recipes, decorating hints, gift ideas, and planning tips than any other book * engaging party games that won’t embarrass your guests * creative ideas for “couple’s showers” * imaginative themes for baby showers * designs for invitations and name tags * practical party-planning checklists * decorating ideas that don’t cost a bundle * “smart” gift shopping lists for baby, mom, dad, and siblings * dozens of delicious, nutritious recipes and menu ideas * attractive

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ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Caution Orange With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBCTK1

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Complete Book of Baby Bargains

Complete Book of Baby Bargains


How to get the best for your baby on a budget Yes, you really can afford it all! The Complete Book of Baby Bargains is the one-stop bargain resource for every parent-to-be, with over 1,000 ideas used by real parents to save 20% to 80% on everything for baby. The Best Money-Saving Secrets… The top 10 ways to save before baby arrives Brand-name baby clothes at rock-bottom prices Insider tips on the best values in baby gear Online deals for diapers and wipes When to expect big sales and how low they’ll go Baby products you can make at home for free Creative solutions for baby announcements, maternity wear, nursery furniture, entertainment, toys, storage, and decor All you need in one complete book!

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ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Midnight Navy With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBMK1

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Complete Book of Baby Names, 3E: The Most Names (100,001+), Most Unique Names, Most Idea-Generating Lists (600+) and the Most Help

Complete Book of Baby Names, 3E: The Most Names (100,001+), Most Unique Names, Most Idea-Generating Lists (600+) and the Most Help


The #1 Baby Names Book!
The Most Names, Most Lists, Most Help to Find the Best Name!

Every year, hundreds of thousands of expectant parents turn to The Complete Book of Baby Names as their essential, indispensable guide to choosing the best name for their child. Helpful and full of creative inspiration, this #1 bestseller gives you all the best ways to find your favorites and decide on the perfect fit.

More than 600 fun lists to help you choose, including:

-Intellectual, creative names from literature and the arts
-Strong, respected names from sports and politics
-Unique, under-the-radar names that hit the right notes
-Packed full of more than 100,001 baby names with origins, variations, and richer definitions, The Complete Book of Baby Names makes choosing your baby''s name a joyful act of love.

Everything You Need…

-The most up-to-date list of popular names – plus top twin names
-Selecting sibling names that make sense for your family
-Great gender-neutral names – plus the top 64 names
-Adding a middle name – or two!
-What not to name your baby
-All the top baby boy and baby girl names!
-Plus all the best variations and nicknames

All you need in one complete book!
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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Feeding Your Baby And Toddler

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Feeding Your Baby And Toddler


Feed your children well – with more than 200 recipes. With more than 200 recipes specifically created to wean babies from soft foods onto solid, adult, foods when they reach the toddler stage, this indispensable guide teaches parents what their children should be eating and how these foods should be prepared. Includes advice on health and nutritional considerations, such as how various foods affect brain development, how to ensure babies receive the right amount of food, eating solutions for children who won’t eat vegetables, fruit, meat, or dairy, and much more. -More than 200 recipes for babies and toddlers -The latest information on baby and child nutrition -How to prepare foods with the necessary vitamins and minerals for your baby or toddler -A special section for parents wanting to raise vegetarians -There were more than four million babies born in the U.S. in 2004

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The Big Book of Farmall Tractors: The Complete Model-By-Model Encyclopedia…Plus Classic Toys, Brochures, and Collectibles

The Big Book of Farmall Tractors: The Complete Model-By-Model Encyclopedia…Plus Classic Toys, Brochures, and Collectibles


New – The Big Book of Farmall Tractors is thefirst book of feature every Farmall model. It chronicles the background of McCormick-Deering and International Harvester and outlines the beginnings of IH’s production of the treasured Farmall tractor from its inception in 1923 (the lightweight, general purpose row-crop tractor that could literally farm all”) until the last model rolled off the assembly line in the mid 1970s. Highlights include stories of the innovative spirit of the “McCormick Men,”

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Straight Can Wait: The Complete Collection

Straight Can Wait: The Complete Collection


Erotica writers Rusty Saber and Dominick Cummings present all present all eleven stories from the STRAIGHT CAN WAIT COLLECTION in one kinky, man-on-man, bi-curious collection about men who are “straight” until…Stories include:In “Blowing It With My Brother-In-Law,” Conner, a college student, finds himself frustratingly jealous with all of the attention his “perfect” sister is getting for her upcoming wedding day. However, he soon finds himself in a situation where his frat-jock future brother-in-law will end up playing right into Conner’s hands for some blackmail sex. How far will Conner take his twisted kinky demands of his brother-in-law?More than one thing can leak in a dark, musty basement!In “Basement Leak,” an apartment manager brings new meaning to “pipe cleaning” after one too many drinks with a friendly tenant who just happens to be on the outs with his girlfriend.In “Black Friday,” a sexy uncut Puerto Rican stud, Eduardo, with the knack for getting “straight guys” to stray catches the eye of a tall, football player build married black man in a shopping line late one Thanksgiving night. Before their holiday shopping expedition is over, the two men bring new meaning to “bagging your purchases!”What’s a handsome, furry, toned Jewish guy to do on a Christmas Day when his flight attendant wife is out of town working? Eat Chinese food of course! But in “Mee’s Kosher Christmas,” the married guy sets his sights on the smooth, well-built boyish Chinese waiter, he thinks he’ll have a night exploring his secret fantasies of dominating a submissive Asian guy. Little does he know, the waiter is going to turn the tables on him…and fast!In “Spank Club,” Max has long lusted after the hunky gorgeous, older married man in his office. When he unexpectedly finds himself at a meeting for the straight kink group Spank Club, Max is surprised to find himself in a position to call the shots with the man of his solo sex fantasies! Will he take the plunge and show this straight guy

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Take Charge!: The Complete Guide to Senior Living in New York City

Take Charge!: The Complete Guide to Senior Living in New York City


For people over the age of sixty, New York City is a cluttered attic-a mess of valuables that cannot be ignored, but that for the most part remains buried in jargon, agencies, regulations, and eligibility forms. New York City is, after all, a place that offers seniors everything from discount tickets for Broadway shows to social service agencies for those who speak foreign languages including Spanish, Cantonese or Tagalog. It is a place of endless benefits for those who can dig through the junk in the attic, organize what is there and still have the desire to leave the house. Take Charge The Complete Guide to Senior Living in New York City is the first book to gather, in a single volume, information and advice for people over sixty who want to make the most of the city. Here at last is an all-inclusive guide that addresses every concern for senior New Yorkers, from entertainment and healthcare to housing and taxes. Take Charge reaches beyond merely listing phone numbers and programs to giving advice on a number of areas, from choosing an HMO, a reverse mortgage, or an elder law attorney, to receiving travel discounts and negotiating home care. Containing everything a person over sixty needs to know to make the most of life in New York City, Take Charge is the only comprehensive guide available for New York seniors and their families.
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ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Mystic Quilted Black W Rhinestones With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit

ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Mystic Quilted Black W Rhinestones With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit


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Eureka Complete Clean Bagless Canister Vacuum with Motorized Power Nozzle, 955A

Eureka Complete Clean Bagless Canister Vacuum with Motorized Power Nozzle, 955A


Once you are done with the day’s cleaning, just lower the handle and neatly store it in a closet. The automatic cord rewind rewinds the cord effortlessly for quick and easy storage. Clean any place in a snap with this Eureka Canister Vacuum. Eureka Complete Clean Bagless Canister Vacuum, 955A: Warranty: 1 Year Limited On/Off Brushroll Switch: picks up dust and allergens from carpets and bare floors Automatic Cord Rewind: rewinds cord effortlessly for quick and easy storage HEPA Filtration: captures 99.97% of dust and allergens for a cleaner home Flip-Bottom Dust Cup: helps keep fine, allergy-causing dust away from you Powerful Cyclonic Technology: maintains suction power longer with powerful cyclonic technology 12 Amps of Power Telescopic Wands: provides extra-long reach to remove dirt from every surface 16′ power cord Dust Container should be emptied after each use for optimal performance See all vacuums on Walmart.com. Save money. Live better.

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How To Start An Upscale Baby / Toddler Used Clothing Store: A Complete Resale Shop Business Plan

How To Start An Upscale Baby / Toddler Used Clothing Store: A Complete Resale Shop Business Plan


Starting and operating your own business is not just the American dream, it is the pathway to wealth. And a business plan is critical to forming the right strategy and taking the steps needed to ensure success. THIS IS NOT A BASIC TEMPLATE. This book, unlike so many others, has actually done most of the work for you. While most books are vague and give you one sentence explanations of what you should include, this book is near complete. THIS BOOK IS A COMPLETED UPSCALE BABY / TODDLER USED CLOTHING STORE BUSINESS PLAN and it is provided it to you with all the additional information you will need to complete your own.

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Your Performing Edge: The Complete Mind-Body Guide for Excellence in Sports, Health and Life

Your Performing Edge: The Complete Mind-Body Guide for Excellence in Sports, Health and Life


This step-by-step training program will help you achieve major break-throughs in sports, health, fitness, and life. Hundreds of practical tools and tips on focusing, dealing with pain, handling slumps, and overcoming performance anxiety, . Especially helpful is advice on how to stay healthy by creating balance in your life, while training hard and performing your best. Includes over 50 proven training exercises. National media attention with articles and excerpts on ABC-TV and in USA TODAY, SHAPE MAGAZINE, RUNNER’S WORLD, TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE, and SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER. Revised and updated 3rd edition Includes new sections on nutrition for performance, olympic thinking, and new interviews with champion athletes.
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Complete Runner’s Day-By-Day Log 2014 Softcover Engagement Calendar: 9781449430238

Complete Runner’s Day-By-Day Log 2014 Softcover Engagement Calendar: 9781449430238


Whether training for a race, running for a cause, or getting and staying fit, today’s runner will find The Complete Runner’s Day-By-Day Log 2014 Calendar is ideal for tracking objectives and goals, noting accomplishments, recording times and mileage, planning for future events, and reviewing
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The Complete Guide to Behavioural Change for Sport and Fitness Professionals

The Complete Guide to Behavioural Change for Sport and Fitness Professionals


Many fitness professionals and sports coaches working with clients find difficulties in ensuring their clients stay motivated. Any professional prescribing a fitness programme to a client knows that the biggest roadblock to success is the client’s ability to make a change in their day-to-day life. You can tell clients what they need to know, but you can’t make lifestyle changes for them. You can however show understanding, put changes in perspective, offer motivation and lay out the smaller steps that build towards a greater goal. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE FOR SPORT AND FITNESS PROFESSIONALS covers both theoretical issues related to behaviour change and motivation and practical application in the fitness or sport setting, outlining all the different models of behaviour change and discussing clear motivation strategies. It is especially relevant for fitness professionals prescribing exercise to clients with health issues, or referred clients who need support to become more active. But it is equally suited to helping recreational and amateur athletes who want to change their lifestyle or mental attitude in order to improve their performance. Written in clear, accessible language for the non-scientist, this a reference guide for: – fitness instructors and personal trainers – sports coaches and sports psychologists – professionals from the health and fitness industry working at Levels 3 and 4 of the qualifications framework – undergraduates and postgraduates in sports studies and health and fitness – those working to promote activity in community settings – anyone wishing to increase personal knowledge of behaviour change and motivation.

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Wasp QuickStore POS Professional Edition – Complete Product – Financial Management – 1 User – Complete Product – Standard – PC

Wasp QuickStore POS Professional Edition – Complete Product – Financial Management – 1 User – Complete Product – Standard – PC


Wasp QuickStore is the easiest quickest way to checkout customers and manage inventory. Simple and powerful the point-of-sale and inventory control features are ideal for stores such as Apparel Stores Bicycle Shops General Merchandise Gift Shops Shoe Stores Specialty Retail and Sporting Good Stores. Your complete point-of-sale solution!
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The Complete Book of Baby Names: The Most Names, Most Lists, Most Help to Find the Best Name

The Complete Book of Baby Names: The Most Names, Most Lists, Most Help to Find the Best Name


The Complete Book of Baby Names: The Most Names (100,001+), Most Unique Names, Most Idea-Generating Lists (600+) and the Most Help to Find the Perfect Name "If you’ve got an occasion to bestow a name, and you’re looking for the widest possible range of choices, you can’t go wrong by bringing home a copy of The Complete Book of Baby Names." phantomscribbler.blogspot.com Every year, hundreds of thousands of expectant parents turn to The Complete Book of Baby Namesas their essential, indispensable guide to choosing the best name for their child. Helpful and full of creative inspiration, this #1 bestseller gives you all the best ways to find your favorites and decide on the perfect fit. The Most Names, Most Lists, Most Help to Find the Best Name: More Names AND Richer Definitions The Most (600+) Creative Lists to Inspire You The Most Idea-Sparking Celebrity Baby Names The Most Popular-and Unique-Names The Newest Trends, Including What Makes the Perfect Name More than 600 Fun Lists to Help You Choose, Including: Intellectual, creative names from literature and the arts Strong, respected names from sports and politics Unique, under-the-radar names that hit the right notes Packed full of more than 100,001 baby names with origins, variations, and richer definitions, The Complete Book of Baby Names makes choosing your baby’s name a joyful act of love. Everything You Need … The most up-to-date list of popular names – plus top twin names Selecting sibling names that make sense for your family Great gender-neutral names – plus the top 61 names Adding a middle name – or two 18 essentials in choosing the perfect name… And what not to name your baby All the top baby boy and baby girl names Plus all the best variations and nicknames All You Need in One Complete Book MORE PRAISE FOR THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BABY NAMES: "The Complete Book of Baby Names is a great resource if you are naming a baby, and, it’s also an interesting read. Busy Girl has been using it to inform all her friends what their names mean.Most importantly, though, it covers what NOT to name your baby. I’ll let you check that one out yourself." BusyMom.net "Since this is my third child, I’ve been through my share of baby name books, about 2 a pregnancy. This one I found as my favorite, not just the first few chapters but the list of names are wonderful and broken not just into boy and girl categories but lists of popular names by country, twin names and hordes of other lists. You’ll be amazed, as I was." snowboundintheyukon.blogspot.com "If you’re going to choose one baby name book and get the most bang for your buck, this is a good one to go with. It’s more complete and helpful than any other single book I’ve seen out there and short of turning it into an OED-style multi-volume set, I’m not sure there’s much more the author Lesley Bolton could pack in." daringyoungmom.com "The Complete Book of Baby Names is so fun too. It i
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Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets: A Complete Guide to Creating Sophisticated Braided Jewelry Incorporating Precious Metals and Stones

Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets: A Complete Guide to Creating Sophisticated Braided Jewelry Incorporating Precious Metals and Stones


“Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets” is an amazing step-by-step guide to make beautiful jewelry for all occasions. Author Di Kim will walk you through tools and materials, basic braids & knots, and fastenings. All you need to make any style of bracelet, whether plain and simple, or glammed-up with precious metals, stones, crystals or glass – Over 25 projects for stylish, covetable jewelry that combines informal style with fine materials- Clear step-by-step instructions on basic braiding and knotting techniques, using a variety of cord materials, from leather and hemp to silk and ribbon- Easy-to-follow guides to using beads, precious metal components, semiprecious gemstones, and more in your designs- Features a full-color gallery of different styles, plus inspiration to create custom looks for a colorful wrist party

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Your First Cruise: A Complete Guide to Planning and Attaining the Perfect Cruise Vacation

Your First Cruise: A Complete Guide to Planning and Attaining the Perfect Cruise Vacation


This new book will be your traveling companion. Learn how to choose a cruise line, ship, and cabin; how to choose a cruise vacation; how to pick a destination; how to avoid cruise scams; how to book online; how to cruise on a budget; how to watch for hidden costs; how to book excursions; how to pack; how to get to the cruise terminal; how to get married onboard; how tipping works; how to plan a reunion or family cruise; and more.
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The Complete Guide to Nature Photography: Professional Techniques for Capturing Digital Images of Nature and Wildlife

The Complete Guide to Nature Photography: Professional Techniques for Capturing Digital Images of Nature and Wildlife


The authoritative guide for photographing nature in today’s digital world Infused with both a passion for nature and an abundance of technical expertise, The Complete Guide to Nature Photography guides amateur photographers through every stage of shooting landscapes, close-ups, and animal portraits in today’s digital world. Master nature photographer Sean Arbabi offers insider advice on everything from packing your gear bag to selecting sites, staying safe while working in the field, getting a perfect exposure, composing your images for maximum impact, and processing your digital images afterward. Packed with more than 200 inspiring and instructive images, this complete course is the only book you’ll need to capture the beauty of the world around you.

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