Bridge, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. It’s challenging—each hand presents a different set of conditions you must figure out and solve. It's very social—you play with a partner and two opponents. And best of all—it's fun.
Bridge For Dummies gives you a step-by-step explanation of the fundamentals of the game in terms you can understand. It walks you through the different aspects of bridge, featuring real-life examples, so that you can feel comfortable with the basics before you ever start to play. And if you're already experienced at the game, you'll discover a wealth of tips and hints that can make you a better player. You'll learn all about:
The basics of nontrump play
How to play the hand in a trump contract
Bidding for fun and profit
Taking advantage of advanced bidding techniques
Playing a strong defense and keeping score
Playing bridge on your computer
Playing in bridge clubs and tournaments
Where to find other great bridge resources
A properly executed strength or weight lifting regimen can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, stabilize your blood sugar, reduce the risk of heart disease, increase your strength, and more. Weight Training For Dummies, Third Edition, is packed with all the information you need to start your own personalized weight training program and get yourself into peak condition fast. You’ll find out about:
Circuit and resistance training
20-minute weight training routines
The newest and best weight training equipment
Combining weight training with other exercise
Gender differences in weight training goals and routines
Specific approaches for baby boomers and seniors just starting out
Using weight training to address specific health conditions
Weight training for children and teens
When it comes to improving your golf game, everyone’s an expert, even other beginners who don’t play any better than you. Get help from real experts. Golf For Dummies, Third Edition, features easy-to-follow instructions for hitting the ball farther and straighter, and shaving strokes off your game. It gives you:
Advice on adjusting your grip, stance, and swing
Helpful tips from the top players in the game
New methods for improving improve your short game
Exercises tailored to keep you fit and improve your game
Reviews of the latest golfing equipment
The latest on new organizations and websites for golfers
Details about great new courses
Accounts of golf’s greatest moments and players
Proven tactical tips to strengthen your game
Your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess
Kings, queens, knights - does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From using the correct terms to engaging in the art of attack, you'll get step-by-step explanations that demystify the game. You'll also find updated information on tournaments and top players, as well as computer chess games and playing chess online!
Discover how to:
Set up your chessboard
Understand the pieces and their powers
Recognize the game's patterns
Decipher chess notation
Employ tactics to gain an advantage
Find tournaments and clubs
Lacrosse For Dummies is the ultimate guide for fans and players of this rapidly growing sport alike. The book offers everything the beginning player needs to know, from the necessary equipment to the basic rules of the game, with explanations of the women's game and the indoor game, too. It also offers a wealth of information for the experienced player, including winning offensive and defensive strategies, along with skill-building exercises and drills. Finally, there's information on how armchair lacrosse players can get their fix of the sport on television, online, on in print.
Did you long ago learn to fear and dread stretching because of overbearing P.E. teachers who forced you to touch your toes? It doesn't have to be that way anymore. Stretching is a powerful tool that can bring you new ease of movement, an increase in your physical capabilities, and deep composure that requires you to do nothing more than breathe. You can always have access to it—and best of all, it's free!
Stretching for Dummies shows you that stretching is actually easy to do—and reveals how you can reap the amazing benefits of stretching anywhere, anytime. It explains in simple terms how you can stand taller, look thinner, keep stress from getting the best of you, keep your muscles from feeling achy, and nip injuries in the bud. You'll discover:
The why’s, where’s, when’s, and how’s of letting loose and snapping back
How to keep from hurting yourself
The benefits of stretching with a partner
How to target specific areas: such as head, shoulders, knees, and toes
The art of breathing correctly
How to use stretching to sooth lower back pain
Stretches to start and end your day right
Stretches you can do at your desk
Stretches for various stages of life—including stretches for kids and seniors
Move over, David Copperfield. The coolest magic tricks have been gathered together in one book, best-selling author David Pogue's Magic For Dummies, which is guaranteed to leave your friends, family and coworkers spellbound at your mastery of the mystical arts.
Perform great magic at the drop of a hat with these tips and tricks -- literally -- from Pogue and 35 of America's top professional magicians. With a little practice (and some clever misdirection, which lays at the heart of all magic tricks), you'll bewitch everyone around you with card tricks, coin tricks, disappearing acts, and even mind-reading! Magic For Dummies features more than 90 deceptions, illusions, and sleights of hand for all occasions, along with photos, patter, and presentation tips for every trick in the book. You'll be pulling rabbits out of your hat for years to come with these great magic tricks...easy enough to learn, and enchanting enough to keep folks baffled and bewildered.
Perform Magic at the Drop of a Hat You don't need a white tiger, expensive props, or hours of preparation to do magic. With a little practice and showmanship, you can bewitch family, friends, and coworkers using a few everyday items! Make money disappear, melt a salt shaker, and even read someone's mind! The trick to spicing up your next party, presentation, or evening out is easy — just pick up Magic For Dummies®! Chock-Full of Show-Stopping Tricks:
The Ninja Key Catch
The Torn and Restored Toilet Paper
Straw through the Jaw
Beans through Orifices
An easy-to-follow guide to a hot new form of yoga
Yoga with Weights is the latest breakthrough in mind-body exercise, integrating the mindfulness of yoga with the physical culture of body-building. Building on the strengths of both disciplines, this friendly guide shows readers how to safely combine yoga postures while simultaneously working out with lightweight hand-held free weights. It features customizable exercises that target specific areas of the body, each illustrated with multiple photos, and provides guidelines for combining healthy eating with workouts.
Sherri Baptiste (Marin County, CA) is the founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga, a nationally recognized method of yoga offered throughout the United States. She teaches yoga classes throughout the United States and hosts retreats around the world.
What exactly is new in fitness? In the exercise world, there’s something new in equipment, research, classes, gadgets, videos, and Web sites just about every day. The last few years have also seen the invention and marketing of new schlock—like pills that claim to eliminate cellulite or burn extra carbohydrates and machines that purport to tone your thighs “without any effort on your part.” It’s all too easy to get confused by all the myths and mixed messages out there.
But don’t sweat it! This thoroughly revised edition of Fitness For Dummies updates you on all the latest—the good, the bad, and the bizarre—tackles your fears about getting fit, and gives you the knowledge and motivation to stick with fitness for the rest of your life. Renowned fitness experts Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent show you how to:
Test your fitness level and set realistic goals
Pinpoint fat sources in your diet
Create a personalized fitness program
Find Internet fitness forums and Web sites
Brave a public gym
This is your essential get-fit guide, covering state-of-the-art fitness techniques, equipment, programs, and health clubs in a practical, friendly way. You’ll see how your individualized fitness program will help you strengthen your heart and lungs, burn lots of calories, lower your stress level, and even help you stay injury-free. You get the latest on low-carb eating, new food pyramids, the glycemic index and trans fats, and new carb guidelines. Plus, you’ll see how to:
Take advantage of hot trends like Yoga and circuit training
Incorporate weight training in your workout
Choose the best fitness equipment for your home gym
Stay fit at all ages and stages
Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock.
In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailing champions show you how to:
Find and choose a sailing school
Use life jackets correctly
Tie ten nautical knots
Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard)
Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach
Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again)
Predict and respond to water and wind conditions
Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find your position at sea
Poker is America’s national card game, and its popularity continues to grow. Nationwide, you can find a game in progress everywhere. If you want to play, you can find poker games on replicas of 19th century riverboats or on Native American tribal lands. You can play poker at home with the family or online with opponents from around the world. Like bowling and billiards before it, poker has moved out from under the seedier side of its roots and is flowering in the sunshine.
Maybe you’ve never played poker before and you don’t even know what a full house is. Poker For Dummies covers the basics. Or perhaps you've played for years, but you just don’t know how to win. This handy guide will help you walk away from the poker table with winnings, not lint, in your pockets. If you’re a poker expert, you still can benefit – some of the suggestions may surprise you, and you can certainly learn from the anecdotes from professional players like T.J. Cloutier and Stu Unger.
Know what it takes to start winning hand after hand by exploring strategy; getting to know antes and betting structure; knowing your opponents, and understanding the odds. Poker For Dummies also covers the following topics and more:
Poker games such as Seven-Card Stud, Omaha, and Texas Hold'em
Setting up a game at home
Playing in a casino: Do's and don'ts
Improving your play with Internet and video poker
Deciphering poker sayings and slang
Ten ways to read your opponent's body language
Playing in poker tournaments
Money management and recordkeeping
Knowing when and how to bluff
Crazy about casinos, but worried about losing your shirt? Relax! This hands-on guide is filled with insider secrets and tips for maximizing winnings and minimizing losses in the most popular casino games --blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, slots, and more. You get the scoop on everything from game rules and jargon to making the best bets (and knowing when to quit).
Discover how to
* Understand the odds
* Develop winning strategies
* Avoid gimmicks and bad bets
* Manage your money effectively
* Gamble on the Internet
* Deal with the IRS
傻瓜教您赢的最多的奖金，减少最少的损失以及最流行的技巧 - 21点，扑克，掷骰子，轮盘赌，老虎机等。（辩证的看简介）
Develop intense environments, then share your design with players online
How cool would it be to build your own levels and customized weapons for Half-Life 2? This book will get you ready to mod so you can enjoy the ultimate gaming experience. You'll find out how to create your own maps, strategically place high-tech military equipment, and modify your levels for smoother play.
Samples from the book
A video walk-through of your first mod
Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 tryout version
NormalMapGenerator and Compressonator by ATI Technologies, Inc.
Packrat version 0.95 for Half-Life 2 and Adobe Photoshop Normal Map and DDS Authoring Plugins
Design maps and playing levels
Load your creation into the game
Expand your map with additions
Include armor and weapons
Distribute levels on the Web
So you’re thinking about volunteering to coach youth basketball? Great! You’re in for a fun, rewarding experience. Whether you’re new to the sport and looking for some guidance or you’re a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips, Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command the court with confidence.
Each friendly chapter is packed with expert advice on teaching the basics of basketball—from dribbling and shooting to rebounding and defending—and guiding your kids to a fun-filled, stress-free season. You get a crash course in the rules and regulations of the game, as well as clear explanations of what all those lines, circles, and half-circle markings mean on the court. You’ll assign team positions, run great practices, and work with both beginning and intermediate players of different age groups. You’ll also see how to ramp up your players’ skills and lead your team effectively during a game. This book will also help you discover how to:
Develop your coaching philosophy
Understand your league’s rules
Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—crucial for opening the lines of communication
Teach offensive and defensive strategies
Keep your kids healthy and injury-free
Encourage good sportsmanship
Make critical half-time adjustments during a game
Help struggling players
Address discipline problems and handle difficult parents
Coach an All-Star or Travel team
Improve your chess game the fast and easy way
You never get a second chance to make a first impression?especially in the game of chess! Chess Openings For Dummies gives you tips and techniques for analyzing openings and strategies for winning chess games from the very first move you make!
This friendly, helpful guide provides you with easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions on the top opening chess strategies and gives you the tools you need to develop your own line of attack from the very start.
* Includes illustrations to help ensure victory
* Equips you with the tools and strategies to plan a winning strategy
* Also serves as a valuable resource for curriculums that use chess as a learning tool
Studies have shown that puzzles like Sudoku, crosswords, cryptograms, and other "mental aerobics" can help reduce memory loss due to normal aging and minimize the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases. Brain Games For Dummies features 300 fun mental exercises that will keep readers' neurons firing: 100 crossword puzzles, 75 Sudoku puzzles, 50 word searches, 25 word scrambles, 25 cryptograms, 15 riddles, and 10 logic puzzles, along with complete solutions. Ranked by level of difficulty (easy, tricky, tough, and treacherous), these puzzles are a surefire way to boost mental fitness. The book's portable trim size makes it perfect for playing on the go or during the commute home.
这个教练很壮硕的说！ 视频无字幕，跟着做动作就行了，很简单，片长53分，每天跟着做一做 fat 很快 burning
Bowling is an inexpensive date, an affordable night out for the whole family, and a fun hangout activity for kids of all ages. Bowling For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play for this iconic American sport.
While not every player can hope to bowl 300, you can improve your average and show off for friends, family, and bowling league teammates. Bowling For Dummies provides easy-to-understand instructions for improving your bowling game. The expert tips and advice take you through every step of the game, from selecting the right shoes to the proper way to yell, "Strike!"
* Packed with photos and line drawings
* Step-by-step instructions and illustrations included for all techniques
* Covers beginner through more advanced techniques
If you have not read the golfing for dummies books then you are missing out on some great stuff. This book will walk you through everything that you need to know about golf. It will teach you all about the game and how you need to play it. Then, it will move on to teaching the fundamentals of a golf swing. After that, there is also a chapter that leads you through more advanced techniques.
与golf for dummies配套，无中英文字幕，一些高尔夫的词汇或者术语可以从书中找到，建议一起看。
Core Strength For Dummies explores a number of workouts designed to work the different core muscles that stabilize the spine and pelvis and run the entire length of the torso. It also provides information on all of the tools and guidance needed to reach a desired fitness goal.
Practical, step-by-step tips for players of all levels
From Snooker to Carom to good-old-fashioned 8- or 9-Ball, Pool & Billiards For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play, covering the variety of the ever-popular games that make up pool and billiards. This hands-on guide discusses everything from the rules and strategies of the games to how to set up a pool room to choosing the right equipment, and is accompanied by dozens of photos and line drawings.
* See how hard to hit the cue ball and where to hit it, the angle to hold the cue stick and how much chalk to use, how to use a bridge, and how to put spin on the ball
* Includes advanced pool techniques and trick shots for the seasoned pool sharp
Card games offer loads of fun and one of the best socializing experiences out there. But picking up winning card strategies is a bit of a challenge, and though your buddies may think that picking up the rules of the game is easy, winning is a totally different story.
With Card Games For Dummies, Second Edition, you’ll not only be able to play the hottest card games around, you can also apply game-winning strategies and tips to have fun and beat your opponents. Now updated, this hands-on guide shows you everything you need to know—the basics, the tricks, and the techniques—to become a master card player, with expanded coverage on poker as well as online gaming and tournaments. Soon you will have the card-playing power to:
* Pin down your opponents in Texas Hold’em
* Show off your power in Stud Poker
* Hit wisely in Blackjack
* Break hearts ruthlessly in Hearts
* Mix up the night with Gin and Rummy
* Build yourself a victory in Bridge
* Send them fishing in Go Fish
If you are a baseball fan, then coaching youth baseball is one the most enjoyable and rewarding activities you’ll experience. But what if you’ve never coached before? Or you haven’t played the game in a while and have forgot some key points to the sport?
No worries! Coaching Baseball for Dummies guides you through the rules of the game, explaining all the essential skills and the best ways to teach them to your players. Covering different age groups and great practice routines, this guide is all you need to have a fun-filled season. You’ll discover how to:
* Fulfill the role of being a coach and parent
* Develop a coaching philosophy
* Understand how your league works
* Evaluate your team
* Teach your players fundamentals
* Understand all kinds of children
* Create your practice plan
* Prepare for game day
* Overcome challenges and problems
Your hands-on guide to coaching youth volleyball
Have you been asked to coach a youth volleyball team? This friendly, practical guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the court. You get expert advice on teaching key skills to different age groups, running safe and effective practices, helping struggling players, encouraging good sportsmanship, and leading your team with confidence during a match.
Lay the groundwork for a great season — develop your coaching philosophy, run an effective preseason meeting, and get up to speed on the rules and terminology of the sport
Build your team — size up the players, find roles for everyone to succeed in, and coach all different types of kids
Teach the basics of volleyball — from serving and passing to setting, attacking, and blocking, instruct your players successfully in all the key elements
Raise the level of play — teach more advanced offensive and defensive skills and keep your kids' interest in volleyball going strong
Make the moms and dads happy — work with parents to ensure a successful and fun season
Score extra points — keep your players healthy and injury free, resolve conflicts, and coach a volleyball club team
Open the book and find:
Clear explanations of the game's fundamentals
An assortment of the sport's best drills
The equipment your team needs
Player positions and their responsibilities
Tips for running fun-filled practices
Refinements for your coaching strategies
How to meet players' special needs
Ten ways to make the season memorable
With more than 80 million active players since the game s release in 2009, there seems no end to the growing popularity of FarmVille. Whether accessed through the Facebook application or from the game s Web site, this application is a worldwide phenomenon. Yet, there has been no beginner guide that offers an introduction to newcomers and updates to experienced players until now. FarmVille For Dummies is aimed at getting novices acquainted with FarmVille rules and regulations, while more savvy players can sharpen their skills and find out how to stay up to date on the latest FarmVille features. You ll discover how to download the app, create a farmer avatar, and establish your first farm. Then you ll progress to finding neighbors, purchasing farm cash and coins, shopping at the market, and more.
* Serves as an ideal introductory guide to the wildly popular online game of FarmVille
* Walks you through downloading the app either via Facebook, Yahoo!, or your mobile device
* Details how to find neighbors and interact with them, purchase farm cash and coins, shop at the market, and choose a profession
* Highlights ways to earn ribbons, construct buildings, and become a co-op farmer
* Helps you deal with technical issues
* Author is the founder and creator of the largest FarmVille fan site
Sudoku, crosswords, word searches, and other brainteasers are wildly popular these days-not just because they're fun, but also because they stimulate the mind and keep it active and healthy. Now there's a new puzzle guide guaranteed to hone your powers of observation and perception.
Picture Puzzles For Dummies features 100 full-color puzzles that use sight to enhance your brain capacity as well as keep you amused for hours!
* This portable guide features 100 fun and challenging photo puzzles
* Includes "spot the changes" puzzles, "cut-ups", "which one of these is not like the others", and a collection of bewildering "black and white" puzzles
* Visual puzzles have been proven to strengthen memory, attention span, and creativity, as well as amplify logic, vocabulary, and deduction skills.
Explore popular games like Legend of the Five Rings, build decks, and trade online
Whether you're already hooked on trading card games, want to understand what your kids are into, or are just curious to see what all the fuss is about, you've come to the right place. Here's the scoop on the hottest games, secrets of successful collecting, tips for customizing your dream deck, and ways to make your hobby pay.
Discover how to
* Get started with the VS System, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, and others
* Identify basic types of cards
* Buy and sell online -- wisely
* Play around with collectible miniatures
* Safely store and transport your collection
Five years ago, 50 million people were playing poker recreationally or professionally. Now that number is more than 100 million, including a huge influx of young people. Online betting is up nearly four-fold over the past year, with total wagers running over $30 billion. Winning at Internet Poker For Dummies provides the lowdown on the hottest game around, highlighting the best sites and virtual games and showing how to make secure online bets. The book covers setting up an account, securing funds, navigating a basic online poker game, using Internet abbreviations and lingo, observing online poker etiquette, playing popular online poker games such as Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha, devising a winning strategy, and participating in tournaments.
Whether you’re a newcomer to Sudoku or you’re a master at this favorite puzzle game, Sudoku for Dummies will leave you complete from 1 to...9. Perfect for beginners or Sudoku addicts, everyone will learn something new through an interactive full-featured Sudoku practice mode with a highlighting option, candidate hints, and more. Become a Sudoku master with over 500 brain twisting puzzles to challenge your skills. No time to play on your computer? Print out the puzzles and take them with you for Sudoku on the go! Have super Sudoku fun anywhere!
Mental conditioning is now seen by many to be as critical to sports success as physical conditioning. And for parents eager to ensure their children have a winning edge-as well as a future college scholarship-nothing could be more critical to success. This book offers readers a comprehensive program to gain that winning edge, providing training tips and techniques along with helpful advice to keep in mind while competing. With practical advice on how to strengthen concentration (and when you shouldn't concentrate), talk yourself into winning, and develop routines that will lead to consistent improvement, the book's full personalized program will help any athlete gain over time the winning edge in any sport
* With tips on how to regulate your energy to avoid exhaustion; and how to enhance your team's chemistry through sports psychology
* Loaded with real-world examples from amateur and professional sports of all kinds
Whether you want to impress friends and colleagues with new–found football wisdom, brush up on details you′re unsure about (the offside rule, anyone?) or improve your practical skills, this is the book for you! Covering all the basics of the game, rules and tactics, as well as giving an in–depth history of the sport and how it has evolved to the present day, this indispensable guide will get you up to speed on the most popular game in the world in no time. With dream team formations, tips on football betting and supporting, essential coverage on the World Cup, and stats on current teams, players and managers both at home and abroad, football expert and Guardian journalist Scott Murray keeps it fun, fresh and knowledgeable to get you through the major tournaments and beyond.
Since the last edition of Football For Dummies, new stadiums have been built, new stars have ascended, and records have been broken. This new edition has been revised to reflect today's game, giving football fans up-to-the-minute information on all the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties. Featuring coverage of the newest stadium technologies, revised greatest players and legends, and pro-football must-do experiences, it also includes expert advice on training and gearing up for those who play the game. Fans will discover the best ways to enjoy football-at home or at the stadium.
Thinking about volunteering as a lacrosse coach? Even if you’ve never done it before, you can lead your team to a safe and exciting season. Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to get the score on coaching youth lacrosse with loads of tips and plenty of offensive and defensive drills.
This friendly guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the field. You’ll get lots of expert advice on teaching essential skills to different age groups, determining positions for each player, promoting teamwork, keeping kids healthy and injury-free, helping struggling players improve their skills and encouraging your best players to make the most of their talents, and leading your team effectively during a game. Discover how to:
* Recognize your behind-the-scenes responsibilities
* Get a handle on rules and terms
* Plan and execute practices
* Teach basic lacrosse skills
* Identify players’ strengths and weaknesses
* Juggle the dual roles of coach and parent
* Develop a lacrosse coaching philosophy
* Motivate all of your players
* Make practice and skill-building fun
* Understand the league your coaching
* Make sure your team has all the right equipment
* Take different approaches to coaching girls and boys
* Assign players to positions
* Motivate players on game day
No worries! Coaching Football For Dummies is the fun and easy way to tackle the basics of coaching youth football. This friendly guide shows you how to teach your players effectively, regardless of their age or skill level, and lead your team to victory—even if you’re a first-time coach. You’ll discover how to:
* Develop a coaching philosophy
* Teach football fundamentals
* Encourage good sportsmanship
* Improve your team’s skills
* Ensure safety on the field
* Communicate effectively with parents
Packed with valuable information on preparing your game plan before you even step on the field, this hands-on resource gives you expert guidance in building your coaching skills, from evaluating your players and running enjoyable, productive practices to working with all types of kids—uncoordinated, shy, highly talented—at once. You’ll find a variety of fun-filled drills for teaching everything from tackling and blocking to running and catching, as well as advanced drills to take your players’ skills up a notch. You’ll also see how to:
* Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—an often overlooked aspect of coaching
* Gather the necessary gear and fit the equipment to your players
* Raise the level of play on offense, defense, and special teams
* Take steps to avoid injuries
* Deal with discipline issues and problem parents
* Make critical half-time adjustments
* Transition to coaching an All-Star Team