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What's Your Goal?

Whether you want to begin your university studies, enter into the military, get a pilot's license or become an American citizen, you need to pass an exam before you can reach your goal. How can you best prepare for your exam? Study guides are always a good place to start. They provide practice exams and an overview of testing procedures, so you know what to expect on exam day. HCPL has a variety of study guides to help you meet your goal:

 

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Smart Investing

You work hard - and your money should too. Find out how to put your money to work with these classic investment guides:

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel
How to Make Money in Stocks by Wi...

Homemade Goodies

I used to buy popcorn in microwave bags. One day, I became nostalgic and bought kernels for stove popping instead. That's how I learned I like homemade popcorn better. It tasted better. I could add my own ingredients. And it was cheaper.

I started wondering what other foods are easy to make and less costly than their ready-made counterparts. I quickly learned that peanut butter can be made in only ten minutes with only three ingredients. And, again, it was tastier and cheaper than its store-bought equivalent. I wanted to find even more items I could make, so I searched for a few books at the library and came up with three good guides.

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Houston Texan History

The Texans will take to the field against the Chicago Bears this Sunday night in prime time. Do you know the team's history? Have you been a fan since the beginning in 2002? Read up on their inaugural year in these books:

Houston Texans 2002 yearbook

Opening Night : The Houston Texans' Inaugural Game (September 8, 2002, Reliant Stadium: Houston Texans 19, Dallas Cowboys 10) by Carter Toole

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Sweet Rivalry

Candy is a nice treat, but the business of confections can be anything but kind. Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was partially based on two of England's biggest candy rivals, Cadbury and Rowntree. The companies would often steal trade secrets from each other by sending spies to work in both factories....

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