The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF

The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF

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The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF

This book provides unparalleled insights into how to accomplish your daily tasks better–more resourcefully, more effectively, and more efficiently–in a collection of brief, entertaining how-to essays by 100 of the world’s leading authorities. Topics include:

Interpersonal skills, such as how to listen by Larry King
Etiquette essentials, such as how to set a formal table by Peggy Post
Home pointers, such as how to paint a room by Bob Vila
Beauty basics, including how to apply lipstick by Bobbi Brown
Cooking tips, such as how to barbecue by Bobby Flay
Health hints, such as how to breathe by Bikram Choudhury
Athletic advice, including how to hit a tennis ball by Jennifer Capriati

“A brilliant package.” –USA Weekend

“Packed with advice.” –Newsweek

“The latest insights into how to do much of the day-to-day stuff better, more resourcefully, more effectively.” –Family Circle The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF

There are over 100 small essays in this book which includes:

  • Sleep by James B. Maas
  • Make a Bed by Tracey R. Henderson
  • Do Push-ups and Sit-ups by Kathy Smith
  • Jog by Grete Waitz
  • Eat Right by Joy Bauer
  • Make Eggs by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Brew Coffee by Cecile Hudon
  • Read a Newspaper by Arthur Sulzberger Jr.
  • Wash your Hair by Frederic Fekkai
  • Care for your Skin by Sidra Shaukat
  • Shave by Myriam Zaoui and Eric Malka
  • Apply Lipstick by Bobbi Brown
  • Wash your Hands by Julie Gerberding
  • Tie a Bow Tie by Tucker Carlson
  • Shine Shoes by Sal Iacono AKA The Sole Man
  • Tie a Windsor Knot by Thuy Tranthi
  • Tie a Scarf Nicole Miller
  • Drive a Stick Shift by Tina Gordon
  • Work Life Manage your Time by Stephen R. Covey
  • Organize by Julie Morgenstern
  • Handle a Job Interview by Tory Johnson
  • Ask for a Raise or Promotion by Lee E. Miller
  • Give and Receive a Compliment by Mary Mitchell AKA MS. Demeanor
  • Negotiate by Donald Trump
  • Shake Hands by Letitia Baldrige
  • Make Conversation by Morris L. Reid
  • Remember Names by Gary Small – The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF
  • Read Body Language by Steve Cohen AKA The Millionaires Magician
  • Listen by Garry King
  • Improve your Vocabulary by Richard Lederer
  • Speed-Read by Howard Stephen Berg
  • Make and Educated Guess by Stanlet H. Kaplan
  • Tell a Story by IRA Glass
  • Conduct a Background Investigation by Terry Lenzner
  • Deliver Bad News by Dr. Robert Buckman
  • Apologize by Beverly Engel
  • Speak in Public by James Wagstaffe
  • Home Life, Balance your Checkbook by Terry Savage
  • Save Money by Suze Orman
  • Understand your Pet by Warren Eckstein
  • Care for a Houseplant by Jack Kramer
  • Prepare for a Disaster by Marsha J. Evans
  • Shovel Snow by Mayor Anthony M. Masiello
  • Remove a Stain by Linda Cobb AKA The Queen of Clean
  • Do Laundry by Heloise – The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF
  • Iron a Shirt by Mary Ellen Pinkham
  • Sew a Buton by Susan Khalje
  • Pick Produce by Pete Napolitano AKA Produce Pete
  • Buy Fish by Mark Bittman
  • Paint a Room by Bob Vila
  • Hang a Picture by Barbra Kavovit AKA Barbra K
  • Write a Personal Note by Lansing E. Crane
  • Make Tea by Mo Siegel
  • Read Aloud by Cory Booker
  • Weekend Life and Relax by Dean Ornish
  • Wash a Car by Charles Oakley
  • Change a Tire by Larry McReynolds
  • Change your Oil by Ryan Newman
  • Mow a Lawn by David Mellor
  • Fly a Flag by Whitney Smith
  • Garden by Maureen Gilmer
  • Swing a Golf Club by Jim Mclean
  • Swin by Summer Sanders
  • Hit a Tennis Ball by Jennifer Capriati
  • Give a Massage by Dot Stein AKA Dr. Dot
  • Make a Martini by Dale Degroff
  • Barbecue by Bobby Flay
  • Build a Fire by Jim Paxon
  • Tell a Joke by Howie Mandel
  • Be a Gracious Host by Nan Kempner
  • Be a Good Houseguest by Amy Alkon
  • Arrange Flowers by Jim McCann
  • Set a Formal Table by Peggy Post
  • Uncork a Wine Bootle by Andrew Firestone
  • Taste Wine by Anthony Dias Blue
  • Use Chopsticks by Rick Federico
  • Make a Toast by Carley Roney
  • The Big Life Breathe by Bikram Choudhury
  • Stay Warm by Jim Whittaker
  • Have Good Posture by Jenifer Ringer
  • Have a Great Smile by Jonathan Levine
  • Flirt by Susan Rabin – The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF
  • Ask Someone Out by Tim Sullivan
  • Kiss by Barbara D. Angelis
  • Buy a Diamond by Ronald Winston
  • Plan a Wedding by Darcy Miller
  • Change a Diaper by Becki and Keith Dilley
  • Hold a Baby by Bill Sears
  • Relocate by Cathy Goodwin
  • House-train a Puppy by Andrea Arden
  • Create a Family Tree by Tony Burroughs
  • Decorate Christmas Tree by Joan Steffend
  • Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies by Debbi Fields
  • Give a Gift by Robyn Freedman Spizman
  • Wrap a present by Wanda Wen
  • Smile for the Camera by Katie Ford
  • Take a Picture by Daniel A. Carp
  •  Learn a Foreign Language by Mark W. Harris
  • Plan a Trip by Anne McAlpin

Details of The Experts Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF by Samantha Ettus

  • Book Name: The Experts Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do
  • Authors: Samantha Ettus
  • Publish Date: 21 September 2004
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Self Development
  • Format: PDF, ePub
  • Size: 3 MB, 7 MB
  • Pages: 412
  • Price: Free

About the Author

SAMANTHA ETTUS is the host and coproducer of the Internet’s Obsessed TV. She is also the creator of The Experts’ Guide to Life at Home, The Experts’ Guide to the Baby Years, and The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster. Samantha holds a BA and an MBA from Harvard University.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Make a Bed
Tracey R. Henderson

Tracey R. Henderson is the Holiday Inn Executive Housekeeper of the Year 2003. She is currently the Executive Housekeeper at the Holiday InnSelect in Norfolk, VA.

Items needed:

1 mattress pad
1 blanket
1 fitted sheet
2 pillowcases
1 flat sheet
1 bedspread
The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF
First, spread out the mattress pad over the mattress, covering it from head to foot. Then take your fitted sheet and place it over the mattress pad so that your mattress pad is snug. Place the flat sheet on the bed wrong side up. Then do the same with the blanket. At the base of the bed, tuck in both the flat sheet and the blanket (start from the center and work your way to the corners). Now, take the loose end of the sheet on one side of the foot of the bed and pull it straight up onto the bed, forming a triangular fold. Tuck the hanging end of the sheet under the mattress. Pull the triangular fold over the mattress and tuck that in nice and neat. Complete this process on the other side of the bed.

At the head of the bed, fold the blanket and flat sheet down 4 inches and tuck the sides in neatly. Now, put the bedspread on the bed, making sure there are equal amounts on all sides so that the spread doesn’t touch the floor. Fold down about 31/2 feet of the spread from the head of the bed.

It is now time to cover the pillows. Insert the pillows into the pillowcases. Fold the open end of both pillowcases inward so that the ends look finished. Place the pillows side by side on the folded-down seam of the bedspread, and fold the remaining spread over the pillows. Make sure to cover the pillows completely so that this looks very neat and tight-this is the final step in preparing your bed. Now, step back and admire your work. Show someone else the job you’ve done so that they can pat you on the back.

Do Push-Ups and Sit-Ups
Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith is a contributing editor to Self magazine and has been named Healthy America Fitness Leader by the National Fitness Leaders Association in conjunction with the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. She is also a member of the Video Hall of Fame. She is the author of numerous books, including Kathy Smith’s Lift Weights to Lose Weight.

Push-Ups The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF

The fact is, your arms may know how to do a push-up, but doing it properly is something you have to teach your entire body. The key to the perfect push-up is alignment. Your body should be held in a rigid, straight line-like a plank of wood-and move up and down without bowing or sagging. To do a push-up well, you need to focus less on the arm movement and more on stabilizing muscles throughout the body.

The following is a series of preliminary steps to help you focus on your alignment and develop the body awareness to do the push-ups with correct form.

1. Stand 2 to 3 feet from a wall with legs shoulder-width apart. (Standing adjacent to a mirror will help you judge your alignment.)

2. Place your palms on the wall, slightly below shoulder height, fingers pointed upward.

3. Contract your quadriceps to lift your kneecaps. Release and reengage 5 times, to get the feel of this action.

4. Now contract your inner thighs, as though you were trying to slide your feet together. Again, release and reengage these muscles 5 times.

5. Contract the muscles of your buttocks. Squeeze and release 5 times.

6. Elongate your torso by lifting the chest and pulling your belly toward your spine. Do this 5 times. The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF

7. Pull your shoulders down, away from your ears, and pull your shoulder blades together in back, as though you were trying to pinch a pencil between them. Again, 5 reps.

8. Now, contract each of these areas in sequence-quadriceps, inner thighs, buttocks, stomach, chest, and shoulder blades-and hold them until all are engaged. Tightly holding all these stabilizers and keeping your body in a straight line, bend at the elbows and bring your body to the wall. Memorize the sensation of stability and alignment.

Doing push-ups against a wall is intended for learning purposes only. Once you have the feel for how to hold your body straight, try the same move with your hands on the back of a sturdy table top or railing-and, eventually, on the floor.

Two common mistakes are leading with the belly and “nose diving” with your butt in the air. To avoid these, simply maintain good standing posture throughout the move. Your head should be in a neutral position, in line with the rest of your spine. To help achieve this, look at a spot about 5 inches in front of you. To avoid leading with your head, place a small pillow under your chest and let that be the first point of contact as you lower yourself.

Always do only as many repetitions as you can with good form.

The Perfect Sit-Up

Standard sit-ups don’t effectively target the stomach muscles and, worse, place unnecessary stress on the lower spine. Fortunately, the traditional sit-up has evolved into a safer and more effective variation known as the crunch. The crunch is designed to target the rectus abdominis, the uppermost of the 4 abdominal muscle layers. If you train consistently, assuming you do some aerobic exercise and watch your diet, crunches are a great way to build the coveted “six-pack.” Here’s how:The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF

1. Lie on your back and draw your knees up until your feet rest flat on the floor. Your feet should be about hip distance apart and about 2 feet below your sit bones.

2. Clasp your hands behind your head.

3. Very slowly raise your shoulders and upper back about 30 degrees from the floor. Curl your upper body forward as though you’re trying to touch your chin to your navel.

4. At the same time as your shoulders curl forward, let your pelvis rock upward slightly; visualize the tip of your tailbone and your ribs drawing together.

5. Keep your legs, arms, and neck relaxed throughout the motion.

6. Hold for about 1 second and release.

7. Work up to two sets of 15 repetitions. When crunches become too easy, you can increase the challenge by holding a weight to your chest or behind your head.

Now, I want to point out that precisely because crunches are such a great isolation exercise, they shouldn’t be the only abdominal work you do. By supplementing your crunches with some form of core training, such as yoga or Pilates, you can augment that sexy firm stomach or six-pack with a host of benefits, including better posture, a slimmer appearance, more graceful movement, and improved sports performance.

Make Eggs
Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is the chef and owner of fifteen restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Chicago, Houston, Paris, the Bahamas, and Shanghai. He has won four James Beard awards and is the author of three cookbooks, including Simple to Spectacular: How to Take One Basic Recipe to Four Levels of Sophistication.
The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF
Ten minutes, a saucepan, a whisk, some butter, and some eggs-this is all you need to make the perfect scrambled eggs. This recipe is for two people but you can double it. If you have only a nonstick pan, switch the whisk for a wooden spoon and the result will be just as good.

Combine 5 eggs, 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter, and salt and pepper to taste in a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium-high and begin to beat the egg mixture with a whisk, stirring almost constantly but not so fast that it becomes foamy.

After the butter melts, the mixture will begin to thicken, and then lump up in small curds. This will take between 3 and 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pan and the heat level. If the mixture begins to stick on the bottom, remove the pan from the heat for a moment, and continue to whisk. Then return it to the heat.

When the eggs become creamy, with small curds all over-not unlike loose oatmeal-they are ready. Serve them immediately so as not to overcook. Add more salt and pepper if necessary. The trick is to stop the cooking while the eggs are still very loose. You should eat them with a spoon.The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do PDF

This is the basic recipe. And while simple is great, you may let your imagination run and dress up those scrambled eggs by adding other ingredients (cheese, tomatoes, herbs, truffles…). Or top them with caviar.

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