Your one-stop guide to a long and happy relationship with your PC
Mark Chambers doesn’t believe computers are supposed to be complicated, and this book proves it. Here you’ll find the straightforward scoop on using and enjoying your PC, whether it’s your first one or your fifth. From using Microsoft Works and getting online to digital multimedia, problem-solving, and network security, it’s all at your fingertips!
Discover how to:
Use the different ports on your PC
Troubleshoot Windows XP
Listen to Internet radio
Use Microsoft Works and Office 2003
Make movies and DVDs
Set up and secure a network
Your easy-to-follow guide to the latest research, treatments, and medications!
The pain you suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is not in your imagination. FMS is a real medical problem that can be as debilitating and demoralizing as it is mysterious. Fibromyalgia For Dummies, Second Edition, brings you the latest scientific findings on the symptoms and causes of this disease and guides you toward proven, practical steps you can take reduce or eliminate FMS-related pain.
This plain-English guide is fully updated with the latest fibromyalgia treatment options, and evaluations of new medications that have shown great promise in reducing pain. You’ll discover how to spot an array of symptoms and their possible causes, work with your physician to develop a treatment plan, and manage your pain at home and in the office. You’ll learn how to:
Identify your FMS trigger points
Cope with chronic pain and sleep problems
Find medications that work for you
Locate a physician who can really help you
Make healing lifestyle changes
Use hands-on therapies to alleviate pain
Find effective over-the-counter and prescription medications
Choose among alternative therapies and treatments
Reduce the emotional distress caused by FMS
Help a child with FMS
Featuring moving and inspiring stories from fellow FMS sufferers who share their stories and offer invaluable tips on working your way back to wellness, Fibromyalgia for Dummies, Second Edition offers serious and sensitive guidance to help you overcome FMS and start being yourself again.
The Civil War was America’s trial by fire; its battles forged the nation we know today. We’re still fascinated with it – the national reckoning with slavery, the legendary generals and leaders, the epic and bloody clashes of armies, the impact on the daily lives of ordinary people. We visit its battlefields – mostly idyllic patches of countryside near small towns and creeks – where more Americans died in combat than in all other wars combined, except for World War Two. And we tell its stories – of last charges, brother fighting brother, imprisonment and emancipation, and tragedy and rebirth. It is our country’s epic; the story of how we became who we are, and what price we paid.
The Civil War For Dummies is your complete introduction to this seminal conflict. Eschewing tedious historical pondering and military micro-analysis, this fun and information-rich guide gives an accurate overview of the event, from the war’s causes through the fighting to the aftermath. Inside you’ll discover:
1850-1860: what led to war
First Bull Run: illusions lost
Antietam: the bloodiest day
The Emancipation Proclamation
Heroes and goats of each major battle
Jackson’s Valley Campaign
Sherman’s March to the Sea
Surrender at Appomattox
And much more
Full of sidebars and illustrations, The Civil War For Dummies brings history to life with personalities, factoids, battle reports, strategic maps, and “what ifs.” In addition to the military and political history, you’ll also find out about:
The African American experience in the war
Women and the Civil War
Native Americans and the war
The life of the common soldier
Banking and finance systems and the war
“Firsts” that make the Civil War history’s first modern war
Civil War food
Civil War tourism: the best battlefields to visit, and how to get the most out of your trip
Written in an accessible style so you can start reading at any point in the story, The Civil War For Dummies makes a great cornerstone for learning about this violent and compelling chapter of American history.
Americans have long believed that the private lives of their politicians are important indicators of their fitness to lead and of their ability to defend and uphold American values. For many, a sex scandal renders a person ineligible, or at the very least questionably qualified, for public service. In Compromising Positions, Leslie Dorrough Smith questions the assumption that sex scandals are really about sex– that is, that they are primarily concerned with the discovery of sexual misconduct. She argues that they are, instead, a form of cultural storytelling that uses racial and gendered symbols to create a collective sense of national worth and strength.
Smith shows that sex scandals involve the use of four very powerful social tools–gender, race, politics, and religion– that together create a rhetoric about what America is, who is eligible to formally represent it, and what types of symbolic religiosity such leaders must display to legitimize their power. Americans tend to condemn or excuse the sexual misdeeds of their politicians depending on the degree to which the individual in question reinforces evangelical interpretations of “American values” and a “Christian nation.” Such values include not just moral integrity, but strength, courage, and conquest. As a consequence, sex scandals are less likely to occur in cultural moments when the public is open to reading a politician’s moral lapse as a symbolic form of national dominance. Put simply, when a leader is perceived as strong, domineering, and necessary for national health, many people will find ways either to overlook his illicit sexual behavior or somehow read it as an American act.
Take a bite out of all your Mac has to offer with this bestselling guide
So, you joined the cool kids club and bought a Mac. Kudos! Now, do you dare admit to your sophisticated Mac mates that you still need some help figuring out how it works? No worries, Macs For Dummies is here to help! In full color for the first time ever, the latest edition of this long-running bestseller takes the guesswork out of working with your new Mac, providing easy-to-follow, plain-English answers to every possible question in the book!
Whether you’re trying to figure out the basics of getting around the OS X interface, learning the ins and outs of turning your Mac into a sleek productivity tool, or anything in between, Mac For Dummies makes it fast and easy to navigate your way around your new Apple computer. You’ll get the know-how to rocket into cyberspace, browse the Web, send messages, back up files to the Cloud, deal with security issues, get productive with leading Mac apps, and have fun with one-stop shopping for music, movies, and media.
Navigate OS X El Capitan with confidence and ease
Use your Mac to power your audio and video systems
Add your Mac to your home network
Troubleshoot common problems when your Mac starts misbehaving