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For Dummies® Gives Practical Advice on a Growing Back-to-Basics Trend

In Raising Chickens For Dummies® (Wiley, 978-0-470-46544-8, August 2009) veterans Kimberly Willis and Rob Ludlow provide readers with an introduction to all aspects of the hobby, including choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing, and caring for and feeding chickens.

Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the *SAT, ACT®, GED®, and SSAT®

For fans of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight saga comes a new study guide for mastering these vocabulary words and others found on the *SAT, ACT®, GED®, and SSAT®.

ELVIS FOR DUMMIES®: Explore the captivating life of the “King of Rock n’ Roll”

With Elvis For Dummies®, readers will come away with a complete understanding of Presley, his music, his movies, and his legacy.

Five Things Invented or Popularized in the Great Depression

Necessity is the mother of invention (and laziness the father), and there was certainly a lot of necessity during the Great Depression. So maybe it’s not surprising that a lot of stuff was invented, improved, or popularized during the period. Here’s a look at five such things.

Five Not-So-Depressing Things about the Great Depression

Contrary to popular opinion, Americans didn’t actually walk around with their chins dragging for an entire decade. Here’s some things about the Great Depression that were pretty cool, then and now.

Space Exploration For Dummies® Guides Students and “Armchair Astronauts” through Astronomy, Rocket Science, and Planetary Geology

Space Exploration For Dummies provides the facts and information surrounding man’s exploration of space and the scientific discoveries and advancements that space exploration has brought us.

Modern Medical Care Makes Type 1 Diabetes Highly Treatable

Dr. Alan L. Rubin, author of Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies (Wiley, 978-0-470-17811-9, Jan. 2008), states that if insulin, diet and exercise are balanced and the blood sugar is kept in good control, anyone can live a long, healthy, and productive life with type 1 diabetes.

Six Low-Risk Investments for Social Investors to Try Now

The financial markets have their share of uncertainty and scandal these days, but that shouldn’t scare people away from saving for future needs. There are a range of investment and savings options that are both financially and socially responsible.

New Business Titles from For Dummies®

The world’s leading knowledge brand is pleased to bring updates of popular titles and introduce new topics to its business category.

Q&A with Verne Varona, author of Macrobiotics For Dummies®

The recently published Macrobiotics For Dummies® (Wiley, 978-0-470-40138-5, April 2009), by leading health educator Verne Varona, uses a body, mind, and spirit approach to introduce readers to the basics of this popular diet.

Alternative Energy For Dummies® Separates Fact from Myth

For those looking for simple guidance, Alternative Energy For Dummies® (Wiley, May 2009), by design engineer Rik DeGunther, provides a thorough examination of various forms of alternative energy, including solar, wind, nuclear, biomass, geothermal, biofuel, and other sources.

(Video) ASPCA Kids Making a Difference for Animals

Nine-year-old Ian Cahr, founder of Ian’s Bead Company, visits Wiley headquarters to discusses how he has raised money to help animals.

Excerpt: Veterans Benefits For Dummies®

Saving veterans and their families from months of phone calls and internet searches, Veterans Benefits For Dummies outlines the various programs that the VA and other government agencies have in place as well as the procedures for filing applications, claims, and appeals for these benefits.