The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything: The Essential Companion for Everyday Life

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Macmillan, Oct 17, 2006 - Reference - 834 pages
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Bringing the curiosity and expertise of The New York Times to the art and science of everyday life 
The wisdom of New York Times experts in every field is packed into one easy-to-use volume, making it an indispensable reference for every coffee table, kitchen, or bookshelf.
 
Would you like know how to choose the best insurance policy?  How to get a copy of your FBI file?  How to pick the best vegetables to grow in your garden?  How to cure a hangover?  The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything answers all of these questions and much, much more.  From the office and the classroom to the kitchen and the garden, this book covers every setting of everyday life with insightful advice insider tips, which are accompanied by hundreds of helpful illustrations, diagrams, maps, and charts. Expert Advice from New York Times writers, including:
- Eric Asimov on how to stock a wine cellar on a budget
- Mark Bittman on how to grill fish perfectly
- Marian Burros on choosing the best produce
- Michael Kimmelman on the best new modern art museums both in the U.S. and abroad
- Nicolai Ouroussoff on underappreciated architectural gems from around the world
- Michelle Slatalla on tips for shopping on the Internet
- Anthony Tommassini, Allan Kozinn, Jon Pareles, and Ben Ratliff on their album picks for a "desert island" 
 

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Incredibly poorly written. its filled with articles and opinion articles that belong in catty magazines. Probably dozens of pages filled with meaningless lists like all of the Calendar types (there 7 ... Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
2
Should You Pop a Diet Pill?
6
76
13
Cardio Machines
15
3
21
A Magic Moisturizer?
27
Hormones Are Everything
36
Where to Find a Good
48
When Your Pet Gets Sick
482
Thinking of Getting a Gerbil?
488
492
520
Natural Treasures
538
Adventure
564
CHAPTER
581
Nothing Beats Being There
588
Following the Racing Flags
596

FOOD DRINK
113
CONTENTS
137
Personal Finance
142
36
168
Investing
181
Real Estate
202
37
212
A Cottage in the Country
216
Insurance Taxes
226
CHAPTER
245
Protecting Your Data
255
38
272
Networking Your Home
280
Have Digital Will Travel
300
How to Spot a Real Antique
303
Diamonds Whats in a Rock?
312
EDUCATION
319
42
324
44
364
CAREERS
365
46
379
Smart Moves
382
CHAPTER
407
How to Pick a Contractor
440
Pets
474
Parlor Games
633
Anatomy of an Ice Skate
640
ARTS
665
EVERYDAY SCIENCE
709
With the Naked
724
Measuring Everything
762
Chemistry
769
CHAPTER
775
Jury Duty The Whole Truth
783
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
791
Negotiating Highways Byways
807
499
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184
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About the author (2006)

Amy D. Bernstein and Peter W. Bernstein work as editors and writers in New York City.  Peter is a former top editor at U.S. News & World Report and Fortune magazines, and he edits the Ernst & Young Tax Guide.  Amy recently contributed to the bestselling Secrets of the Code.

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