Do It Yourself!

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Sheree Bykofsky, Paul Fargis
Running Press, 2004 - House & Home - 760 pages
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Need to jump-start a car battery, set up an IRA, hook up a CD player, filet a fish, remove a stain, or test your drinking water? This ultimate “how to” book reveals the best do-it-yourself tips for hundreds of common concerns. From automobiles to electronics, cooking to home finance, travel to computer science, all the answers are in this copiously illustrated, enormously handy, wonderfully portable book.
  

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Contents

Prepare and Deliver a Speech
17
Organize and Maintain Files
24
Speed Write
30
Request a Raise
38
Small Business
45
Set Up a Home Office
54
Change the Oil in a Car
64
Buy a Used Car
71
Pack for Moving
369
Sewing Tips
376
Care for Houseplants
379
TimeSaving Laundry
385
JUST FOR THE FUN OF
392
Chess Moves
399
Fly a Kite
406
Throw and Kick a Football
414

Maintain Your Tires
81
Jump Stan a Car
87
Security Devices
102
Install a Molly Anchor
111
Hire a Contractor
117
Clean Hardwood Floors
123
Patch a Hole in the Wall
131
Wallpaper a Room
138
Repair Nicks in Furniture
145
Lay Floor Tiles
151
EDUCATION
153
Get a Scholarship
159
Improve Your Spelling
166
Read Music
172
Understanding Sign
179
Set Up a Computer
185
Hook Up a CD or Stereo
192
DubaTape
199
FOOD KITCHEN
226
Make the Perfect Cup
234
All About Barbecues
241
Choose Butcher
247
Cook an Omelet
254
Make a Toast
260
Eat Lobster Shrimp
264
Choose Fresh Fruits
270
Give a Cocktail Party
276
HEALTH AND EXERCISE
284
Test Your Drinking Water
293
Stretch Before Exercising
300
Choose a Doctor
307
Ways to Quit Smoking
314
Ways to Relieve Fatigue
320
HassleFree Holiday
327
HOME
335
Remove Stains
342
Lay Out a Floor Plan
349
Hire a Housekeeper
355
Keep Electric Bills Down
362
Simple
420
Basic Tennis Swings
426
LEGAL
462
Make a Siimple Binding
468
Track Down Missing Persons
476
Trademark a Name
482
Get Your Birth Certificate
489
Living Wills and Durable
496
THE MIND
499
Ways to Improve
507
Establish and Maintain
518
Make Lists Work for You
525
Appraise and Set Prices
531
Set Up an IRA
540
Get or Refinance
546
OUTDOORS
567
Pack for a Camping Trip
575
Recognize Poison Ivy
581
Put a Baby to Sleep
587
Choose a School for Your
588
Set an Allowance
594
PERSONAL
600
Tie a Necktie
606
Research Your Family Tree
612
Plan a Wedding
620
PETS AND ANIMALS
627
Keep a Pet Bird
635
Set Up an Aquarium
642
TRAVEL
672
Packing List
679
Get a Good Seat on
686
Exchange Foreign Currency
687
Take a Great Picture
693
Read Foreign Language
699
Write a ThankYou Letter
706
BIBLIOGRAPHY
731
INDEX
749
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About the author (2004)

Paul Fargis is co-editor of The New York Public Library Desk Reference (2002), which sold more than 1 million copies. He lives in New York City.

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