Joey Green's Fix-It Magic

More Than 1,971 Quick-and-Easy Household Solutions Using Brand-Name Products

Author: Joey Green

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN:

Category: House & Home

Page: 416

View: 418

From the man who's been called the Mad Scientist of Home Improvement--who taught Jay Leno to shave with Jif Peanut Butter and helped Rosie O'Donnell condition her hair with Reddi-wip--here is another irresistible volume filled with fun, offbeat ways to fix things around the house and garden using brand-name products already on hand. Readers will delight in this treasure trove of quick, inexpensive fixes such as how to: Fix a broken dishwasher with Kool-Aid Remove water stains from wood furniture with Miracle Whip Spackle holes in walls with S.O.S.steel wool pads Remove wallpaper with Heinz white vinegar Clean driveway spills with Coca-Cola Repair scratched woodwork with Maxwell House coffee Start a car with Bayer aspirin Organized from A to Z by topic and area of the home and jam-packed with "Strange Facts" and fascinating sidebars, this fun-to-read book presents nearly 1,000 cleaning, organizing, and home-repair problems that cover everything from barbecues to bathtubs, carpets to ceiling fans, sprinkler systems to swimming pools. It makes a great gift and is a practical guide for anyone looking for a simple way to tackle everyday problems and repairs.

Joey Green's Cleaning Magic

2,336 Ingenious Cleanups Using Brand-Name Products

Author: Joey Green

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Category: House & Home

Page: 416

View: 522

From the guru of discovering extraordinary uses for brand-name products come brand-new ways to make cleaning, organizing, and decluttering quick, easy, and a lot more fun The public is endlessly fascinated by quirky and offbeat uses for their favorite products and, this time around, Joey Green tackles household chores with his pantry full of cleaning power. Green's easy and effortless tips and tricks show how to scrub, deodorize, shine, and remove stains with products already in the house. While Green's suggestions may sound implausible, they are, in fact, highly effective. Most products on the market today are a complex mix of lubricants, abrasives, and cleansers, giving these brand-name products plenty of power to clean, dissolve, and fix in the most unexpected ways. Joey Green's Cleaning Magic offers clever ways to make household items do double duty, like using a slice of Wonder Bread to clean up tiny shards of glass from a kitchen floor—just pat it flat against the floor and toss it away—and wiping away the gunk from the bottom of an iron with Purell. This practical, useful, funny, and entertaining volume includes thousands of incredibly simple ways to clean up every room (and dusty corner) in the house.

Joey Green's Magic Health Remedies

1,363 Quick-and-Easy Cures Using Brand-Name Products

Author: Joey Green

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 858

Home remedies remain an appealing alternative to costly doctor visits—they’re effective, inexpensive, and ideal for everyday illnesses and injuries that don’t require hands-on medical care. When brand-name product guru Joey Green tackles a subject like home remedies, readers can be found reaching into their closets, cupboards, and pantries for their favorite products to cure what ails them. From relieving a migraine with Dole© Pineapple Chunks, treating stinky feet with Clearasil®, and soothing an insect bite with Colgate® Toothpaste, Joey Green’s Magic Health Remedies is packed with reliable, user-friendly cures for everything from acne and calluses to morning sickness and toothaches—121 conditions in all. Joey divulges that many products have special, never-before-revealed qualities not found on the label and, with a little ingenuity, can be used to treat minor health issues and conditions. There’s compelling evidence for experimenting with off-label uses—like when hay fever strikes, a little McCormick® Ground Turmeric in a glass of water brings relief in 15 minutes; the bioflavonoids in the spice are antioxidants that suppress histamine production. Who knew? Well, Joey knows and now he’s bringing fast relief (and lots of fun) to health care at home!

Joey Green's Kitchen Magic

1,882 Quick Cooking Tricks, Cleaning Hints, and Kitchen Remedies Using Your Favo rite Brand-Name Products

Author: Joey Green

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

View: 524

From the guru of brand-new uses for brand-name products come ideas and tips for culinary fun, cleaning shortcuts, and kitchen cabinet remedies Joey Green has fascinated readers for more than a decade with his quirky and innovative tips to make domestic engineering a lot more fun. Now fans will be completely intrigued and entertained by Joey's kitchen--and pantry-focused ideas, like using Canada Dry Club Soda to buff stainless steel appliances and flexible fabric Band-Aids as labels for frozen foods. Filled with time- and money-saving ideas, Joey Green's Kitchen Magic offers clever ways to make household items do double duty, like using ReaLemon for revitalizing wilted asparagus, L'eggs Panty Hose (clean, of course) for removing corn silk, and Oral-B Dental Floss for slicing layer cake. He shares unusual ideas for kitchen troubles, like stirring in Jif Peanut Butter to save burnt gravy and using Efferdent to clean the coffeepot. Joey even tosses in home remedies from the kitchen (soothe a blister with Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk) and simple recipes (try Slow-Cooker Brisket with a Coca-Cola marinade). Whether it's a quick fix (Eggo Waffles for hot dog buns, anyone?) or an emergency substitution (Bounty Paper Towel for a coffee filter), there are loads of useful and entertaining tips for making the most of brand-name purchases.

Joey Green's Amazing Pet Cures

1,138 Simple Pet Remedies Using Everyday Brand-Name Products

Author: Joey Green

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 678

From the man who knows how to fertilize houseplants with Jell-O and give someone a dry shampoo with Quaker Oats comes the first book of pet care tips that tackles everyday pet illnesses, quirky behaviors, and animal smells and stains by tapping into the power of brand-name products. The ever-inventive Joey Green presents fun and offbeat remedies for a wide range of pet troubles, from bad breath and skunks to hot spots and ticks. Who would have guessed that ChapStik stops a nail bleed or that Listerine can quell itching? Why not forego expensive and toxic flea sprays and use Dawn dishwashing liquid or Johnson's Baby Powder as a treatment instead? Even though these tips sound quirky (use Smirnoff vodka to clean your pet's ears?), they really do work because many brand-name products contain soaps, degreasers, emollients, and moisturizers to soothe, clean, dissolve, and heal quickly and safely. Joey Green's Amazing Pet Cures makes a great gift for pet lovers and is a practical guide for anyone looking for simple and easy shortcuts to live the good life with a pet.

Champagne and Caviar Again?

Complaints of the Rich and Famous

Author: Joey Green

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 378

In clever one-liners that take a tongue-in-cheek look at the “problems” that accompany fame and fortune, these silly passages poke fun at the absurdity of modern society’s complaints while reminding people how good they have it.

Too Old for MySpace, Too Young for Medicare

Author: Joey Green

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 831

If you've bought Dark Side of the Moon on vinyl, eight track, cassette, CD, DVD, and MP3, then this book is for you. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 330 people officially reach middle age with each passing hour. More Too Old for MySpace, Too Young for Medicare With generational icons like Jon Stewart, Molly Ringwald, and miscellaneous members of the Brat Pack now advancing into their 40s, suddenly middle age seems more synonymous with Generation X than the baby boomers of yesteryear. For those celebrating their official entry into middle age, or those just on the upper-thirty-something cusp, Joey Green offers dozens of defining characteristics that indicate you're likely too old for MySpace, but too young for Medicare: * You have a remote control that controls your remotes. * You went through childhood without an infant seat, airbag, or seatbelt-and lived to tell about it. * You remember when Coca-Cola was available in only one flavor.

Clean It! Fix It! Eat It!

Author: Joey Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 705

Hundreds of humorous yet helpful tips on using brand-name household products are presented by the author from his wackyuses database. He explains what chore or problem the product can be used for, such as using Alka-Seltzer( to clean a toilet, or using Bounce( to remove soap scum from shower doors.

Last-Minute Travel Secrets

121 Ingenious Tips to Endure Cramped Planes, Car Trouble, Awful Hotels, and Other Trips from Hell

Author: Joey Green

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 344

The golden days of complimentary in-flight champagne and cushy sleeping car coaches on the Orient Express are largely behind us. Say hello to $50 "leg room upgrade" fees and bedbug-infested hotels. What's a weary, frustrated traveler to do? Ask Joey Green for advice, that's what! A lifelong world explorer, Green has collected more than a hundred of his best travel hacks to rescue your hard-earned vacation using common, easily-found products. Some of the tips may seem goofy at first but work in a pinch. Insert tampon ear plugs and ignore the stares—enveloped in silence, you can enjoy reading this book's numerous entertaining sidebars and fascinating pieces of travel trivia, comforted in knowing that you will never see, or hear, those fellow passengers ever again.

Adweek

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Category: Advertising

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View: 826

The Mad Scientist Handbook 2

Author: Joey Green

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 117

View: 474

A collection of experiments includes those that can be performed using ordinary household objects, such as making a battery from money or a beach ball-powered elevator, plus explanations of why each works. Original.

Last-Minute Survival Secrets

128 Ingenious Tips to Endure the Coming Apocalypse and Other Minor Inconveniences

Author: Joey Green

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 768

The Department of Homeland Security advises all citizens to develop an Emergency Preparedness Plan, along with a Disaster Supply Kit . . . but who has the time? What will you do if Hurricane Bernadette blows ashore before you can stock up on K-rations and signal flares? Don't panic-it's Joey Green to the rescue! Last-Minute Survival Secrets contains more than a hundred ingenious survival tips that may sound quirky at first, but really do work. Green shows how to start a campfire with potato chips, open a locked suitcase with a ballpoint pen, and prevent heat stroke with a disposable diaper. Readers will learn to build a solar cooker using cardboard and aluminum foil, a flood alarm with aspirin and a clothespin, and a wi-fi antenna with a coffee can. The book is even helpful for life's everyday disasters-when a thunderstorm knocks out the power, the dog is sprayed by a skunk, or your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. The book also includes interesting and goofy sidebars related to these survival tactics, fascinating trivia to keep you entertained until FEMA arrives, which may be a while. It's the perfect resource for armchair survivalists, budding MacGyvers, and adventurists on a budget. Joey Green is the author of more than 50 books, including Joey Green's Fix-It Magic, The Mad-Scientist Handbook, and Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose. He has written for Rolling Stone, National Lampoon, Time, and more. He lives in West Hills, California.

Anne of Green Gables

Author: L. M. Montgomery

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 915

Anne Shirley is unforgettable, and this beautifully packaged edition of L.M. Montgomery’s classic novel is as memorable as its heroine. When Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables, she surprises everyone: first of all, she’s a girl, even though Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew specifically asked for an orphan boy to help around the farm. And second of all, she’s not just any girl: she has bright red hair, a wild imagination, and can talk a mile a minute. But she also has a sweet disposition and quick wit, and Anne (with an “e” of course—it’s so much more distinguished!) soon finds her place in Avonlea, making a friend in her neighbor Diana Barry and attending the local school, where she spurns the advances of the popular and handsome Gilbert Blythe when he commits the ultimate sin of making fun of her hair. Anne has a temper as fiery as her hair and a knack for finding trouble, and she also has a big heart and a positive attitude that affects everyone she meets. This classic and beloved story makes a wonderful gift and keepsake.

The Jolly President

Or Letters George W. Bush Never Read

Author: Joey Green

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 36

View: 853

This wickedly delightful parody of a children's book cleverly lampoons President Bush, who seems to go happily about the White House with no apparent interest in current events or pressing issues of national security. Inside each pocket page is a fictional piece of mail addressed to the commander-in-chief. The letters, postcards, and greeting cards tucked into the book deliver delicious laughs for the reader. What could be in the letter from Saddam Hussein? What exactly does Osama bin Laden want? What's the good word from Dick Cheney? And why hasn't the president read any of these important messages?

Blood Magic

Author: Jennifer Lyon

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 687

THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED In the days when powerful witches used their magic to shield humanity from demons, their allies and guardians were a group of men gifted with preternatural abilities of their own–the witch guardians. But when a band of witches traded their humanity for demonic power, the ancient bond was broken, and the guardians became the hunters. Darcy MacAlister knows nothing of demons or magic. But this beautiful young woman is about to discover the truth about her past . . . and her future. For she is a witch–not just any witch, but the key to breaking the curse that has plagued witches and the men who hunt them. For if a hunter kills an innocent witch by mistake, the price is no less than a piece of his soul. Axel Locke, gorgeous leader of the Wing Slayer Hunters, has sworn never to shed the blood of the earth witches who have resisted the temptation of demonic power. But when his sister is cursed by a demon witch, he discovers that Darcy MacAlister may hold the cure–if she can master her newfound powers in time. When the chase begins and Axel and Darcy come face-to-face, this hunter must weigh his soul against his honor–and against his heart. From the Paperback edition.

Magic in a Jelly Jar

Author: Sally Tyler Hayes

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

View: 487

Magic In A Jelly Jar by Sally Tyler Hayes released on Mar 23, 2001 is available now for purchase.

TAM

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Category: Archery

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View: 916

Contrary to Popular Belief

More than 250 False Facts Revealed

Author: Joey Green

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 719

Is Everything You Know Wrong? Set the record straight! Debunk myths! Learn the truth behind fallacies, falsehoods, hearsay, and lies! Isn’t it time you knew the honest-to-goodness truth? We’ve all come to believe hundreds of “false facts”—myths that we’ve blindly accepted as truth, misconceptions that we’ve ignorantly retold to others—Contrary to Popular Belief provides an instant remedy for your pounding head full of misinformation, giving you quick relief with enlightening and entertaining facts. Inside you’ll learn: George Washington was not the first president of the United States. Leap year does not occur every four years. The ostrich does not bury its head in the sand. Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb. Ship captains cannot perform marriages at sea. Sound does not travel at the speed of sound. The needle on a compass does not point to the North Pole. Leonardo da Vinci did not paint the Mona Lisa. And more than two hundred other bits of conventional “wisdom” that are completely bunk.

The Magic Lantern

A Fable about Leadership, Personal Excellence and Empowerment

Author: Joe Rubino

Publisher: Vision Works Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 386

Set in the magical world of Center Earth, inhabited by dwarves, elves, goblins and wizards, The Magic Lantern is the story of a group of dwarves and their young leader who go off in search of the secrets to a life filled with harmony and endless possibilities and void of the regrets and upsets that characterize most people's existence.