Everything®

The Everything series features handy, accessible guides to all you need to know to tackle a difficult project, learn a new hobby, understand a fascinating topic, prepare for an exam, or even brush up on something you learned back in school but have since forgotten. We give you everything you need to know on the subject, and throw in a lot of fun stuff along the way, too!

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Skye Alexander

Skye Alexander is the award-winning author of more than thirty fiction and nonfiction books, including The Modern Guide to Witchcraft, The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book, The Modern Witchcraft Grimoire, The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot, and The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells. Her stories have been published in anthologies internationally, and her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. The Discovery Channel featured her in the TV special “Secret Stonehenge” doing a ritual at Stonehenge. She divides her time between Texas and Massachusetts.

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James Stuart Bell

James Stuart Bell, Jr., was director of religious publishing at Doubleday, executive director of Bridge Publishing, and executive editor at Moody Publishing. He has written or consulted for more than a dozen other Christian publishers. At present he is the owner of Whitestone Communications, Inc., a literary development agency. His roles include writer, editor, compiler, packager, publishing consultant, and literary agent. He makes his home in the western suburbs of Chicago and is married with four children.

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Beth L Blair

Beth L. Blair is an illustrator and graphic designer. She is the author and coauthor of numerous Everything® KIDS’ books, including The Everything® KIDS’ Gross Mazes Book and The Everything® KIDS’ Animal Puzzle and Activity Book. She lives in Canterbury, New Hampshire.

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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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Lindsay Boyers

Lindsay Boyers, CHNC is a nutrition consultant with extensive experience in a wide range of dietary therapies including the ketogenic diet. She also specializes in elimination diets, gut health, and identifying food sensitivities in her clients. Lindsay’s articles on nutrition and health have been published on various health and wellness sites, including Healthline.com, Livestrong.com, and JillianMichaels.com. She lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

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Britt Brandon

Britt Brandon is a certified personal trainer; a certified fitness nutrition specialist; and the author of many books, including Apple Cider Vinegar for Health, Coconut Oil for Health, The I Love My NutriBullet Recipe Book, Activated Charcoal for Health, and The “I Love My Instant Pot” Vegan Recipe Book. As a competitive athlete, trainer, mom of three small children, and fitness and nutrition blogger on her own website (UltimateFitMom.com), she is well versed in the holistic approaches to keeping your body in top-performing condition.

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Nancy Burke

Nancy Burke has garnered an estimated $20 million in grant funds on behalf of her clients. She also served at the Frey Foundation where she reviewed grants and made recommendations for funding to the board of trustees.

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Michele Cagan

Michele Cagan is a CPA, author, and financial mentor. With more than 20 years of experience, she offers unique insights into personal financial planning, from breaking out of debt and minimizing taxes, to maximizing income and building wealth. Michele has written numerous articles and books about personal finance, investing, and accounting, including The Infographic Guide to Personal FinanceInvesting 101Stock Market 101, and Financial Words You Should Know. In addition to her financial know-how, Michele has a not-so-secret love of painting, Star Wars, and chocolate. She lives in Maryland with her son, dogs, cats, and koi. Get more financial guidance from Michele by visiting SingleMomCPA.com.

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Tina Chow

Tina Chow is the founder of the popular Instagram page @FitChicksCook, where she features her weekly meal preps along with tips on healthy eating and quick and easy homemade recipes. After struggling to achieve her fitness goals while working full-time, she began meal prepping on the weekends to save time and stay healthy. Now almost four years later, her fan base has grown to more than one hundred thousand followers. She continues to prep her weekly meals and share her meal plans with the goal of helping others like her achieve their goals. One of her Mason Jar meals was features in the Spring 2017 edition of Hers Muscle & Fitness. She is the author of The Everything Meal Prep Cookbook.

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Marcel Danesi

Marcel Danesi is a professor at the University of Toronto. He has written extensively on puzzles. Among his many books of puzzle creations there is the trilogy published by Harlequin Books: Total Brain Workout, Extreme Brain Workout, and Complete Brain Workout. He also composes puzzles for the Toronto Star’s “That’s Puzzling” weekend supplement and he composes brainteasers for the Canadian edition of Reader’s Digest. In addition, he writes a puzzle blog for Psychology Today. He has also published academic books on puzzles: The Puzzle Instinct: The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life and The Liar Paradox and the Towers of Hanoi: The Ten Greatest Math Puzzles of All Time. He appears frequently on major media, such as CBC and NPR, to discuss puzzles and their meaning for brain health. He has founded a research center at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences to explore the use of puzzles in education.

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Ryan Derousseau

Ryan Derousseau first began researching bitcoin in 2013 when people thought it was just a weird currency used by hackers. There wasn’t much to invest in then, but as a concept, Ryan was sold and continued to follow bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as they grew to become the hot investment of our time. With over a decade of experience writing about investing, Ryan’s work has been read widely in Fortune, Money, CNBC, BBC, Fast Company, and US News & World Report, among many other national publications.

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Matt Dustin

Matt Dustin, CSCS is a personal trainer, author, and online fitness coach based out of San Diego, California. In addition to earning his bachelor’s degree in exercise science, Matt is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and a precision nutrition coach. He’s been training clients since 2011, and has worked with high-level athletes, models, actors, CEOs, and everyone in between. Matt is the author of The Everything Guide to the Carb Cycling Diet and The Everything Guide to Macronutrients, and he’s been featured on AskMen, T-Nation, Bodybuilding.com, Sports Illustrated, Muscle & Strength, and many other publications.

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Jennifer A Ericsson

Jennifer A. Ericsson is a children’s book writer and coauthor of several Everything® KIDS’ books, including The Everything® KIDS’ Puzzle Book and The Everything® KIDS’ Pirate Puzzle and Activity Book. She lives in Concord, New Hampshire.

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Michelle Fagone

Michelle Fagone is a recipe developer and food blogger. On her site, CavegirlCuisine.com she shares recipes and knowledge about the health benefits of cooking with local, fresh, non-contaminated foods. Cavegirl Cuisine was named one of the Top 50 Paleo Blogs of 2012 by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the author of The “I Love My Instant Pot” Paleo Recipe Book.

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Douglas R Fink

Douglas R. Fink is the author of several crossword puzzle books, including The Everything® Large-Print Crosswords Book, The Everything® Easy Crosswords Book, and The Everything® Crosswords Challenge Book.

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Elina Furman
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Elina Furman

Elina Furman has written and cowritten more than twenty books, including The Everything After College Book, Generation Inc., and The Everything Dating Book. She lives in New York City and can be found on the web at www.boomerangnation.com.

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Kelly Jaggers

Kelly Jaggers is a cookbook author, recipe developer, food photographer, and founder of the recipe blog Evil Shenanigans. She specializes in creating indulgent recipes featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients and lots and lots of butter! She is the author of The Everything® Pie CookbookNot-So-Humble PiesMouffletThe Everything® Easy Asian Cookbook, and The Everything® Dutch Oven Cookbook. When she is not developing recipes she works as a food stylist and food photographer, and she also teaches cooking classes and works as a personal chef and caterer. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

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Jenni Kosarin

Jenni Kosarin is an internationally celebrated self-help, dating, and love astrology expert. She has written about astrology for television and for magazines including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour.

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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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Meera Lester

Meera Lester, an internationally published author, has written more than two dozen books, including Sacred TravelsThe Everything Law of AttractionThe Secret Power of You, My Pocket Meditations, and Rituals for Life. After spending time in India in her early twenties, she has been a lifelong practitioner of hatha yoga, Dhyan meditation, and Kundalini Maha Yoga.

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Brent Manley

Brent Manley is the editor-in-chief of The Bridge Bulletin, the bridge magazine with the world's largest circulation published by the American Contract Bridge League. He has been on the staff of the magazine since 1989 and has been editor since 1997. A tournament bridge player since 1975, his master point holdings put him in the top five percent of tournament players. He has written extensively about the game for more than a decade and edited most of the world's best-known bridge writers. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Moira McCarthy

Moira McCarthy (Plymouth, MA) is a well-known parent in the diabetes community. She currently serves as the national Chairman of Government Advocacy of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and volunteers as a Bag of Hope delivery mom to newly diagnosed families and as part of the On Line Diabetes Team that answers diabetes questions within 24 hours to any one dealing with issues surrounding Type 1. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Clara Barton Camp for Girls with Diabetes, one of the nation’s oldest and best-known diabetes camps. Ms. McCarthy has appeared on CNN, Larry King Live, twice on the front page of The New York Times, and in many other media hits regarding parents of children with diabetes. Ms. McCarthy is also an award-winning news reporter.

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Cynthia Phillips

Cynthia Phillips, PhD, is a scientist at the SETI Institute and works at the Center for the Study of Life in the Universe. She received her BA in astronomy, astrophysics, and physics at Harvard University and her PhD in planetary science with a minor in geosciences from the University of Arizona. She has written for a number of technical publications in her field, including Science, Nature, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Icarus. She has also written articles on a more general level for newsletters at the University of Arizona and at the SETI Institute, and she’s prepared many official NASA press releases. She has taught astronomy to students from junior high to college and has given public lectures to general audiences. She is the coauthor of 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Einstein.

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Shana Priwer

Shana Priwer has an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in architecture with minors in math and art history. She earned her master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University and currently works with a software company in San Francisco. As a technical writer, she has collaborated with Cynthia Phillips on a variety of projects. She is the coauthor of 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Einstein.

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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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Erik Sherman
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Erik Sherman

Erik Sherman is the author of the critically acclaimed Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball With The ’86 Mets, and is also the coauthor of four highly acclaimed baseball autobiographies: Out At Home (with Glenn Burke), A Pirate For Life (with Steve Blass), the New York Times bestseller Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the ’86 Mets (with Mookie Wilson); and Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride In Baseball And Beyond. Erik is an annual lecturer at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

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Heidi E Spear

Heidi E. Spear is on the teaching faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where she leads experiential workshops using meditation, yoga, chakra theory, poetry, theater, and Ayurvedic lifestyle practices to guide participants on the path to joy and overall well-being. Author of The Everything Guide to Chakra Healing and Ayurveda Made Easy, Heidi’s latest workshop and forthcoming book focus on the Yoga of Shakespeare. You can visit her website PracticeYourJoy.com.

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Constance Stellas

Constance Stellas is an astrologer of Greek heritage with over twenty-five years of experience. She primarily practices in New York City and counsels a variety of clients, including business CEOs, artists, and scholars. She has been interviewed by The New York Times, Marie Claire, and Working Woman and appeared on several New York TV morning shows and national radio programs. Constance is the astrologer for Huffington Post and a regular contributor to THRIVE Global. She is also the author of several titles, including The Hidden Power of Everyday Things, The Astrology Gift Guide, Advanced Astrology for Life, The Everything Sex Signs Book, and the graphic novel series, Tree of Keys. Learn more about Constance at her website, ConstanceStellas.com, or on Twitter (@StellaStarGuide).

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Charles Timmerman

Charles Timmerman is the founder of Funster.com, a word game website that was selected as a Yahoo! Pick of the Year, and the author of more than 100 puzzle books, including The Everything Word Search Book, The Everything Giant Book of Word Searches (Volumes 1 to 4), and The Everything Easy Word Search Book.

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Rafal Tokarz

Rafal Tokarz, PhD, is an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University. His research focuses on microbial discovery and the epidemiology of human infectious diseases, with a primary emphasis on studies of ticks and tick-borne pathogens. Dr. Tokarz earned his PhD at Stony Brook University, prior to becoming a junior faculty member at Columbia University. He has been an author on thirty-six peer-reviewed manuscripts and has worked in the Lyme disease field for sixteen years.

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Judy Tremore

Judy Tremore was Grand Rapids editor of Metropolitan Woman magazine and managing editor of Cadence newspaper, where she won two Michigan Press Association Enterprise awards.

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