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Brian Boone

Brian Boone is an editor and writer for the bestselling Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader line of trivia and humor books. He wrote I Love Rock n’ Roll (Except When I Hate It) and coauthored American Inventions: Big Ideas That Changed Modern Life and How to Make Paper Airplanes. He has contributed to How Stuff Works, Barnes & Noble Reads, McSweeney’s, Splitsider, Someecards, The Onion, Adult Swim, and Funny or Die. He lives in Oregon with his family.

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David Borman

David Borman has been involved in the financial markets and trading since 1999. He has professionally worked at Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, TCM Custom House, Morgan Stanley, and Phillip Capital. He has been exposed to the trading and day trading of mutual funds, stocks, ETFs, Leveraged ETFs, Commodities, and Derivatives. He has worked right alongside the Risk Management Desk of a Singapore Based Futures Commission Merchant, where fifty million dollar margin calls were a daily occurrence. Within his own account, he has traded extensively using ETFs, precious metals, and currencies. He holds a BS in finance from Southern Illinois University, and a masters in accounting from DePaul University, and is working on his PhD in financial management from Northcentral University. When not trading, David finds the time shop for treasures at local antique shops. He is the author of Day Trading 101.

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Tom Head

Tom Head is an interdisciplinary historian who specializes in the history of religion, ethics, and ideas. He holds a PhD in religion and society from Edith Cowan University and is author or coauthor of twenty-nine nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, including Oneworld’s Civil Liberties: A Beginner’s Guide, the University Press of Mississippi’s Conversations with Carl Sagan, and Que/Pearson’s The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the Bible, and Adams Media’s World History 101. He served for nine years as About.com’s guide to civil liberties, and currently writes videos on philosophy and pop culture for Wisecrack, LLC, a popular YouTube channel with over 1.5 million subscribers and over 125 million views.

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Arnie Kozak

Arnie Kozak, PhD, is a psychotherapist, clinical assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and workshop leader at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, The Copper Beech Institute, and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. He is author of Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness, The Everything Guide to the Introvert Edge, The Awakened Introvert: Practical Mindfulness Skills for Maximizing Your Strengths and Thriving in a Loud and Crazy World, The Everything Essentials Buddhism Book, and Mindfulness A-Z: 108 Insights for Awakening Now. Arnie has been practicing yoga and meditation for over thirty years and is dedicated to translating the Buddha’s teachings into readily accessible forms. In the long winters of northern Vermont when he’s not working, he rides the frozen slopes on his snowboard. During the short summers, he golfs. During all seasons, you can find him trail running with his dogs in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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Peter Sander

Peter Sander is an author, researcher, and consultant in the fields of business, location reference, and personal finance. He has written more than forty books, including Value Investing for Dummies, Personal Finance for Entrepreneurs, and 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Economics. The author of numerous articles dealing with investment strategies, he is also the coauthor of the top-selling The 100 Best Stocks You Can Buy series.

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Marc Schonbrun

Marc Schonbrun is an educator, writer, and performer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marc’s musical resume ranges from classical to jazz trio and rock concerts. He is an active lecturer on guitar and music technology, and he frequently tours the country educating musicians and teachers. He is the author of several books on music, including The Everything Reading Music Book with CD, The Only Guitar Book You’ll Ever Need, The Everything Music Theory Book with CD, and The Everything Essential Music Theory Book, among others. He lives in San Jose, CA.

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Kathleen Sears

Kathleen Sears was a high school English and Language Arts teacher for thirty years. In her retirement, she has worked as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader for several book publishers. She is the author of American Government 101, Mythology 101, US History 101, Grammar 101, and Weather 101. She lives in Syracuse, New York.

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