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Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy

"Genealogy is a journey of self-discovery that can teach you as much about yourself as about those who came before you. But what holds many of us back from unearthing our family history is uncertainty about how to go about it. Discover which resources you should use and trust, how you should make your way through tangles of public records, and so much more."

Screenwriting 101: Mastering the art of story

"Writing a script is simply another way of telling a story, albeit one with its own special set of possibilities and limitations. This course will provide you with the invaluable ability to appreciate more films and TV, tell better stories, and write your own scripts. How you decide to use these limitless creative possibilities is up to you."

The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

"Discover how you can incorporate one of the world's most heart-healthy and delicious styles of cooking into your everyday meals with this recipe-filled course presented by a chef-instructor at The Culinary Institute of America."

How to publish your book

"We have all heard the stories of publishing "miracles," such as the struggling English teacher who fished his first short story out of the trash, turned it into a novel in two weeks, and ended up becoming one of the best-selling authors of all time. Or the teacher living on welfare whose book got published because the head of a publishing house gave the first chapter to his daughter to read, resulting in one of the most successful franchises in the world. Or the stay-at-home mom of three active children who wrote at night and just happened to have her manuscript picked up from a slush pile, turning her into a wildly successful Young Adult writer.

Learn about today's book publishing landscape, what to expect from a literary agent and more as you navigate the world of writing."

How to Draw

"Drawing is one of humanity's oldest forms of expression, with existing examples dating back an astonishing 80,000 years or more. Older than written language by tens of thousands of years, drawing developed across millennia, forming the base of many of the world's artistic traditions."

Critical Business Skills for Success

"What does it take to succeed in business? Critical Business Skills for Success is a comprehensive guide to the five disciplines--strategy, operations, finance and accounting, organizational behavior, and marketing--that everyone needs to master in today's marketplace. Bringing the MBA experience to you, this authoritative course demystifies the secrets of business and provides insights to help you achieve your goals."

Mastering Tai Chi

"These 24 half-hour lessons, taught by an International Master Tai Chi Instructor, take you deeply into the practice, focusing on a routine known as the Yang-style 40-movement form. Known as moving meditation, tai chi is part exercise, part relaxation and is accessible to everyone, regardless of age of the current level of physical fitness."

Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

"Today, millions of people practice yoga, from young to old, from the hyper-athletic to those dealing with chronic diseases. The 12 half-hour lectures of Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, taught by acclaimed yoga teacher Dr. Heidi Sormaz, are the ideal first step for a newcomer and a fascinating journey of discovery for those who already practice."

The Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography

"National Geographic photographers Michael Melford and Tim Laman reveal stories and secrets about great landscape and wildlife photography. Taking you around the world, their 24 visually-rich lectures present the art of seeing that's key to taking unforgettable photos of desert cliffs, penguin colonies, dramatic waterfalls, and more."

The Everyday Guide to Wine

"Whether you're a novice, an enthusiast, or something in-between, the best way to learn about wine is from an expert. Join a certified Master of Wine to learn to speak the language of wine; explore the wine-making process; survey the characteristics of particular wines; tour great wine regions; and learn practical tips for tasting, food pairing, gift giving, and more."