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Quick & Dirty Tips

Whether you want to manage your time and money better, communicate more effectively, observe the correct rules of etiquette, or improve your performance in other home and workplace endeavors, Quick & Dirty Tips is here to show you that education and entertainment can go hand in hand, and that learning can happen no matter what stage of life you’re in.

Smart Talk teaches you to unleash the enchanting person inside you. It will help you end clumsy conversation, pitiful persuasion, and impotent influence.” —Guy Kawasaki, bestselling author and Apple evangelist

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    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      The hosts of Quick and Dirty Tips; read by the hosts of Quick and Dirty Tips
      Macmillan Audio

    • From time to time we all want to take stock of our lives and add a spark that will steer us in a new direction. The experts at QuickandDirtyTips.com have compiled some of their most popular podcasts,...

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  • REPLY ALL...and Other Ways to Tank Your Career
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    • REPLY ALL...and Other Ways to Tank Your Career

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Richie Frieman
      St. Martin's Press

    • Millions of people have improved their lives with the help of Richie Frieman, the hilariously insightful writer known as the Modern Manners Guy on the Quick and Dirty Tips network. In Reply All...And...

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  • Smart Talk
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    • Smart Talk

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Lisa B. Marshall
      St. Martin's Press

    • Have you ever lost out on a promotion? Struggled with a difficult conversation? Been put on the spot and blanked? Imagine if...

      ...you were better at persuading others and negotiating for what...

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  • Quick and Dirty Tips for Life After College
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    • Quick and Dirty Tips for Life After College

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Mignon Fogarty, Monica Reinagel, Stever Robbins, Ben Greenfield, Dr. Sanaz Majd, Laura Adams, Adam Freedman, Richie Frieman, Jason Marshall, Lisa Marshall, Jolanta Benal, and Amanda Thomas
      St. Martin's Press

    • An essential primer for life after college from the experts at Quick and Dirty Tips.

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  • Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master in No Time
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    • Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master in No Time

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Mignon Fogarty
      St. Martin's Press

    • Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now...

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  • Get-Fit Guy's Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body
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    • Get-Fit Guy's Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Ben Greenfield
      St. Martin's Press

    • All of our physical features—from the shape of our waist and stomach, to the size of our wrists, to the roundness of our arms—are based upon our personal genetics, our fitness, and our health...

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  • Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart
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    • Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Mignon Fogarty
      St. Martin's Press

    • Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's...

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  • The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet
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    • The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Jolanta Benal
      St. Martin's Press

    • If you want to raise a happy dog who loves to play and cuddle--but still comes when called and doesn't chew up your favorite shoes--you need Jolanta Benal's The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to...

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  • Grammar Girl's Punctuation 911
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    • Grammar Girl's Punctuation 911

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Mignon Fogarty
      Henry Holt and Co.

    • Previously published as part of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing.

      Online sensation Grammar Girl makes punctuation fun and easy in Grammar Girl's Punctuation...

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  • Nutrition Diva's Grocery Store Survival Guide
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    • Nutrition Diva's Grocery Store Survival Guide

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Monica Reinagel, MS, LN, CNS
      St. Martin's Press

    • Previously published as part of Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet.
      Tired of trying to figure out whether processed food is all unhealthy or whether there are "healthier" option? Want...

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  • Money Girl's Post-Graduation Survival Guide
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    • Money Girl's Post-Graduation Survival Guide

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Laura D. Adams
      St. Martin's Press

    • Previously published as part of MONEY GIRL'S SMART MOVES TO GROW RICH

      Tired of worrying about your financial situation but aren't sure what to do or where to start? Stop stressing! No matter...

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  • The Winning Investor's Guide to How to Pick Better Stocks
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    • The Winning Investor's Guide to How to Pick Better Stocks

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Andrew Horowitz, C.F.P.
      St. Martin's Press

    • Previously published as part of The Winning Investor's Guide to Making Money in Any Market.

      Over the past few decades, certified financial planner Andrew Horowitz has helped countless...

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  • Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
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    • Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Mignon Fogarty; illustrations by Erwin Haya
      St. Martin's Press

    • Named to the International Reading Association's 2012 Teachers' Choice book list

      Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students is a complete and comprehensive...

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  • The Math Dude's 5 Tips to Mastering Mental Math
    • The Math Dude's 5 Tips to Mastering Mental Math

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Jason Marshall; Read by the author
      Macmillan Audio

    • It's true—you CAN do simple everyday math in your head, without a calculator! Improve your mental math skills in one week with just ten minutes of practice a day. Join The Math Dude, Jason Marshall,...

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  • The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra
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    • The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Jason Marshall
      St. Martin's Press

    • Need some serious help solving equations? Totally frustrated by polynomials, parabolas and that dreaded little x?

      THE MATH DUDE IS HERE TO HELP!

      Jason Marshall, popular podcast host...

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  • Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again
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    • Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Mignon Fogarty
      St. Martin's Press

    • Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing...

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  • Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know
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  • Why Math Isn't an Awful Nerd
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    • Why Math Isn't an Awful Nerd

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Jason Marshall
      St. Martin's Press

    • In "Why Math isn't an Awful Nerd" Jason Marshall, the guy behind the incredibly popular Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips podcast, shows readers how insanely easy and downright elegant math...

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  • Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet
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    • Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Monica Reinagel
      St. Martin's Press

    • Tired of trying to figure out what you should be eating for breakfast, or whether it's ever OK to eat before going to bed? Want to know which type of milk, or cereals, or meats are best so that...

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  • Nutrition Diva's 5 Secrets for Aging Well
    • Nutrition Diva's 5 Secrets for Aging Well

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Monica Reinagel; Read by the author
      Macmillan Audio

    • Popular podcast host and board-certified nutritionist, Monica Reinagel, has the five secrets everyone should know to feel and look fabulous—no matter what your driver's license says.

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  • The Winning Investor's Guide to Making Money in Any Market
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    • The Winning Investor's Guide to Making Money in Any Market

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Andrew Horowitz, C.F.P.
      St. Martin's Press

    • Over the past few decades, certified financial planner Andrew Horowitz has helped countless clients make loads of money in the market; now he's written a basic investing guidebook to share his expertise...

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  • Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich
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    • Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Laura D. Adams
      St. Martin's Press

    • Tired of worrying about your financial situation but aren't sure what to do or where to start? Stop stressing! No matter how much you earn (or how much you owe) you can take control of your money—and...

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  • Money Girl's Smart Moves to Deal with Your Debt
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    • Money Girl's Smart Moves to Deal with Your Debt

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Laura D. Adams
      St. Martin's Press

    • Do you want to attack that mounting pile of debt, but just don't know where to start? Laura Adams, financial expert and host of the top-rated Money Girl podcast, is here to help.

      Getting...

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  • Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More
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    • Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Stever Robbins
      St. Martin's Press

    • Want to conquer your e-mail inbox once and for all? Need help getting organized and staying focused? Start reading! Millions of people already benefit from the innovative, time-saving tips that Stever...

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  • The Grammar Devotional
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    • The Grammar Devotional

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Mignon Fogarty
      Henry Holt and Co.

    • Millions of fans around the globe punctuate properly and communicate clearly thanks to Mignon Fogarty's practical and easy-to-remember advice about writing style and word usage. Her first book, Grammar...

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  • Sales Guy's 7 Rules for Outselling the Recession
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  • Money Girl's 10 Steps to a Debt-Free Life
    • Money Girl's 10 Steps to a Debt-Free Life

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Macmillan Audio

    • Laura Adams, host of Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life, takes you through exactly what you need to do get out of debt and stay there.

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  • Money Girl's Guide to Retirement Planning
    • Money Girl's Guide to Retirement Planning

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Written and Read By Laura D. Adam
      Macmillan Audio

    • Laura Adams, host of Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life, takes you through exactly what you need to do get out of debt and stay there.

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  • Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
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  • The Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing
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    • The Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing

    • Quick & Dirty Tips
      Mignon Fogarty; read by the author
      Macmillan Audio

    • Mignon Fogarty can't remember whether it was a misused semicolon, a chronic case of comma splicing, or an "affect" when an "effect" was called for, but at some point she had seen one mangled sentence...

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Why You Should Always Have a Backup Tie

Ever have a casual outfit at work, only to get called into an important meeting? Quick and Dirty Tips presents, Why You Should Always Have a Backup Tie, with Modern Manners Guy, Richie Frieman. In this video, learn the benefits of keeping a backup tie (or scarf) with you in case you need a quick fashion pick up.