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How to Write a Book Proposal That Leaves Publishers Begging to Sign You

<i>The One Essential Truth You Need to Know [Free Video Series]</i>I’ve been in book publishing my entire professional life—more than thirty years now. And …

Dr. Weil - Integrative Medicine, Healthy Lifestyles & Happiness

"As a practitioner and teacher of integrative medicine for the last thirty years, it has been my personal mission to drive research, education, and …

What defines ‘old vines,’ anyway, and why are they worth preserving?

<i>The second of two columns about viticulture in Sonoma County, Calif.</i><p>Mike Officer was heartbroken. One of his favorite zinfandel sources, a vineyard whose oldest vines were just over the century mark, was being torn out and replanted with pinot noir. Modern viticulture and the allure of pinot were …

How I Landed A Literary Agent & What You Can Learn From it: Kat Spears

The process of finding a literary agent or publisher is grueling and filled with rejection land mines. And, once published, there is no guarantee a …

Soil pH and why it matters

If there’s one thing you should know about your vegetable garden, it’s the soil pH. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with 7.0 being neutral. …

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Grows Sales Organization, Emphasizes Luxury Wines

HEALDSBURG, CA--(Marketwired - March 25, 2015) -<p>Hired Anthony Capobianco, National Accounts Director - Off-Premise (new role)<p>Promoted Heather Hanks, …

Sonoma County

14 Charts That'll Help You Look Like A Bona Fide Wine Expert

We've heard wine experts toss around phrases like "oaky with a bit of a banana aroma" or "jammy," as if the rest of us could also distinguish those flavors. The film "Sideways" was filled with that type of annoying bravado as it followed two friends across California's wine country. "A little …

Most Arsenic-Tainted Wines Certified Sustainable

The arsenic-in-wine lawsuit has lifted the lid on what California's wine industry means by "sustainable" production.

German Winery Scores Three 100-Pointers, Sells Out Instantly

For the first time ever, a Mosel winery has achieved three 100-point Wine Advocate ratings for one vintage.

How To Do Pull Ups - The Muscle Up

Few will disagree that this is one of the best upper body exercises you can do. Before you start hurling yourself around a bar, make sure you …

10 Flowers To Grow With Vegetables

Companion Planting: How To Deter Pests and Encourage Beneficial Insects<p>Flowers among the vegetables are more than just a colourful addition. They …

Anne R. Allen's Blog: How Do I Sell My Book? 6 Tips for New Authors

You make friends with other authors in your genre. I can't emphasize enough how important this can be to your career.<p>This is also why you don't want …

My Publishing Nightmare with Publish America

Guest Post<br>by Brenda Perlin<p>After I finished my first book, I submitted it for publication everywhere I could. As the rejection letters came pouring …

Writing

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

Muscle

The onion varieties worth growing

Onions cost the same to grow as to buy, but some types are worth going the extra mile<p><b>Onions</b> are the most widely eaten vegetable in the world , but does it make sense to give them space in our gardens? In the revised paperback edition of his Organic Gardening Bible, Bob Flowerdew reckons onions are …

Publication Opportunities for Writers: April and May 2015

Over 60 publication opportunities for both established and emerging writers. Please check the relevant websites for all terms and conditions. Granta …

7 Ways to Attract More Butterflies to Your Garden (and Save Them From Extinction)

Monarch butterflies could soon be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Monarch populations have plummeted in the last two decades, dropping an …

Pest Control

Simple Crop Rotation for Organic Gardening - Organic Gardening

Crop rotation is an important factor of organic gardening. It’s just as important as composting and cover crops. By not following these simple steps …

One Man’s Genius Idea To Grow Tomatoes

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Wellness

These 29 Diagrams Are All You Need To Get In Shape

Including quick workouts, smoothie recipes, pre-workout snack ideas, yoga, how to become a runner, and more.

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

Stomach fat, be gone!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Clean eating and hitting the gym can help you reach your weight-loss goal, but you might find you have a little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do to …

Get a Better Abs Workout - Exercises to Compress the Abdomen

Having taut abdominals has many benefits besides looking good! Strengthening your transverse abs (TVA) can not only flatten your belly, but it can …

2014 Winery of the Year: Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery

Wine-lovers who live in the United States are blessed. No other country in the world has access to such a wide range of bottles — wines great and …

10 tips to lose belly fat for good

Liposuction, hundreds of sit ups, planks and crunches, core workouts, the latest infomercial gadget, fat burners, the newest celebrity diet — these …

Publishing U: What Is a Query Letter -- and How Do I Write Mine?

<i>Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the second post</i> …

Writing

Pope Francis Awarded Honorary Sommelier Diploma, Debunks "Teetotaler" Rumor

Pope Francis is a big fan of wine – and not just the sacramental kind. On Wednesday, the Pope hosted a group of wine enthusiasts from the Italian …

Lebanese wine is booming - is it time you tried it?

We now see almost twice as much Lebanese wine in this country than we did five years ago. It’s a breakthrough point, says Victoria Moore<p>My first visit to Château Musar, five years ago, was peculiar to say the least. We were met at the winery in Ghazir, 15 miles north of Beirut, by Serge Hochar, …

Freedom of speech under attack

Depardieu showing solidarity (source) Thank you for what I feel are countless solidarity thoughts streaming from the whole world for Charlie-Hebdo. …