Beat the Winter Blues

Are you ready for winter to be over with? These titles from our digital collections can help you beat the winter blues.

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Hygge (hoo-gah) is a Danish word but a universal feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered—an experience of belonging to the moment and to each other. When life gets hectic, work grows stressful, and the days fly by, unplug and tune in. Hygge anchors us, reminding us to slow down, to connect with place and with one another, to dwell and savor rather than rush and spend. When you curl up by the fire with a blanket, or have a simple meal with friends, that is hygge. When you acknowledge the sacred in the secular, or focus on people rather than things, or when you express love through small gestures, that is hygge.

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Essential oils are a natural and safe way to improve your health, cure ailments, and soothe your body and mind. Essential oils come from natural sources, and have been used for centuries for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Essential Oils for Beginners is the comprehensive guide to harnessing the power of essential oils. Recent scientific research has proven that essential oils can truly prevent and heal disease, and they are far more affordable and safe than modern medical treatments. Essential Oils for Beginners will show you how to create your own recipes to cure all of your ailments, and improve your overall well-being. Essential oils are also amazing tools for relaxation, therapy, and beauty treatments. This book will show you how to expertly blend essential oils to create your own aromatherapy mixes, and effective treatments for healthy skin and hair. Essential Oils for Beginners will teach you to use essential oils for any purpose, with: Over 85 recipes for essential oils remedies Easy-to-follow recipes for curing ailments, enhancing beauty, and sprucing up the home 10 helpful tips for blending essential oils correctly and safely; Advice for how to buy the best essential oils, and how to store your collection; Detailed information on the benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy. Using Essential Oils for Beginners, you can start living a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle right away through the power of essential oils.

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Nothing enlivens a room like a touch of nature. Taking the terrarium trend to the next level, this stunning guide will inspire crafters, garden lovers, and décor fans to turn flowers, leaves, and branches into striking, organic décor. Acclaimed designer and stylist Shane Powers presents 20 simple yet arresting projects for bringing natural tranquility to any space. Suited for garden enthusiasts and black thumbs alike, the projects use a range of live and dried plant materials to create colorful dried floral garlands, eye-catching willow wreaths, intriguing water gardens, and timeless succulent landscapes. With step-by-step instructions, styling and container ideas, helpful resources, and gorgeous photography, Bring the Outdoors In offers countless ways to welcome the natural world into any space.

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From humble origins as a nerdy pastime of computer geeks, Twitter has recently become an international phenomenon of online social networking. More than one million Tweeters update their microblogs on a daily basis, including such famous figures as Barack Obama, Martha Stewart, Shaquille O'Neal, and John Cleese. This accessible and humorous introduction to the expansive world of Twittering offers advice and insights on how to get started Tweeting. Common codes and abbreviations are deciphered, and a selection of the weirdest and wittiest Twitter feeds is also provided along with a list of the best celebrity Tweeters. Entertaining and educational, this is a delightfully irreverent look at today's hottest online craze.

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