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Duct Tape Engineer

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Not sure knowing your way around a roll of duct tape will get you a job at NASA, but if you pair it with Duct Tape Engineer the knowledge could score you a sweet backpack. Or a whole entire kayak. That floats....

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75 Years Of DC Comics

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75 Years Of DC Comics is the kind of Batman v. Superman Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill could only dream of making. This collector's book archives rare images and artwork from the major Ages of DC's history into a high-end...

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The New Erotic Photography (NSFW)

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If they consider "new erotic photography" to mean putting baby bottle nipples on a lady's nipples, then I'm...I'm...I'm OK with that. I mean, it seems a little redundant, and maybe wouldn't have been the first path I...

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Stoner Coffee Table Book

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Steve Mockus presents: the Stoner Coffee Table Book. For that special kind of stoner who enjoys smoking out solo, and needs an activity more interactive than staring off into space, but less mentally taxing than playing...

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The World is Your Burger

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The World Is Your Burger. I know it. The book's author, David Michaels, knows it. And even if you don't eat red meat, shun gluten, or are a full-on vegetarian, the number of iterations of this most iconic food in America...

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Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food into Plenty

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Scraps, Wilt & Weeds isn't about digging through the trash to find dinner. It's about using those cores and stems, that skin and overripe flesh to make dinner before you follow your instincts and put them in the trash...

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Which Cult Should I Join?

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Which Cult Should I Join? Seeing as it's Sunday and all, I'm sure you've been asking yourself this question all morning. And not only does Jo Stewart have the answer in full book form, she's used the Choose-Your-Own Adventure...

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The Periodic Table of Cocktails

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Here's some cocktail chemistry for those of us who aren't so interested in performing the cocktail chemistry. The Periodic Table of Cocktails lets mixed drink lovers geek out on the science behind and relationships between...

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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I wonder if calling Neil deGrasse Tyson's book about astrophysics one for "people in a hurry" is a nice way of saying it's really for people who have no quarkin' chance of understanding astrophysics outside of Tyson taking...

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The Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up

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While Bridget Watson Payne's delivery in The Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up: Tips, Tricks, and Perks No One Thought to Tell You largely takes the form of cartoons and quick blocks of conversational narrative, I think...

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The Art of Witty Banter

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The first thing that comes to mind when I think "witty banter" is the easy exchange of short observations and comments. So it's odd that The Art of Witty Banter: Be Clever, Be Quick, Be Interesting - Create Captivating...

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Everything Is Bullshit - Earth's Greatest Scams

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Everything Is Bullshit. Now that's a nonpartisan sentiment we can all get behind today! Priceonomics released this book, which it subtitles The Greatest Scams on Earth Revealed, in 2014, but amidst our current run of...

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A is for Anus: The Alphabet (For Adults)

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This alphabet isn't adult just because A is for Anus, but also because of the accompanying anatomical representation author Max Willy has selected to make sure everyone knows what an anus is. Stick out your pointer finger...

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Yep, I love me some of all of those things. But mastering them as elements of good cooking...that sounds like a job for my mama! Good thing I'll be needing a gift for her come Mother's Day on May...uh...May...something. I'll have to look that up later....

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The Pop-up Book of Sex (NSFW)

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It's a good thing The Pop-up Book of Sex came to us (hard, I hear) over 10 years ago because the decade in between gave YouTubers plenty of time to put together a detailed video flip-through of every single one of the...

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The Little Book of Hygge

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Hygge. Since the term started making the rounds in American pop culture a few months ago I've been pronouncing it like the sound I'd make if someone sucker punched me in the gut. But thanks to The Little Book of Hygge's...

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Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour

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Astronomy 101. Did you take it in college? How about Astronomy 101 taught by the Hat Trick of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott at Princeton? Yeah, I missed that one too. But the fun-loving...

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What Doesn't Kill Us

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The title What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength pretty much does it for a synopsis of investigative journalist Scott Carney's...

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Diseases Caused by Masturbation

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On the one hand, Diseases Caused by Masturbation is a translation of Dr. Samuel-Auguste Tissot's book originally written in French. So maybe the translator messed up and it's really called Diseases Caused by Exposure...

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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

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Even though it came out less than 20 years ago, when I look at The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook now it feels like a classic. Before the infatuation with zombies and the apocalypse and the zombie apocalypse and...

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The Princess Diarist

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Buns off to the late Carrie Fisher, who could have settled for the acclaim, money, and minion loyalty her star-making role as Princess Leia earned her almost 40 years ago, but instead chose to distinguish herself further...

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An Anthology of Erotic Pokemon Go Stories

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It's hard not to fall into daydreams of bondage and public groping when someone mentions Pokemon Go. Jason Miller, having lost one too many Ivysaurs and Wartortles to visions of dominating them with more than just his...

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Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day

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After what I spent on my girlfriend's Christmas present, I'm going to need to know how to eat good and cheap for a long, long while. Leanne Brown took her first steps towards writing Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day...

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The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Anymore it wouldn't be Christmas without a new Star Wars movie, and a whole bunch of new Star Wars crap to go with it. Not that I'm knocking The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It looks like a fine journey through...

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The Undoing Project

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The Undoing Project isn't so much a story of psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky's Prospect theory as it is of the uncanny, almost twin-like kinship and professional symbiosis the men developed during their...

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

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The most surprising thing about Mark Manson's new self-help guide on how not to give a f*ck is that he presents what I would (proudly) consider an obnoxious personality trait as a "subtle art." The Subtle Art of Not Giving...

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Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor

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Do you know what your 50 favorite ingredients are? The editors of Cook's Illustrated do, and in Cook's Science they're going to teach you how to take those ingredients' flavor and mother F'ing unlock it....

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Tools of Titans

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Despite having Time Ferriss' name attached to it, Tools of Titans does not try to teach you how to become a billionaire or major world player in 4 hours. (If you're not familiar, Ferriss wrote the bestselling The 4-hour...

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100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

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On the one hand, Sarah Cooper's 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings seems like the perfect Secret Santa or White Elephant gift for this year's office holiday party. But on the other hand....psssshhh! I'm not giving...

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Volo's Guide to Monsters

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Here you go, D&D fans. Some weekend reading for you. Make sure your game, or your DM's leadership, isn't getting stale. Authors The Wizards RPG Team promise Volo's Guide to Monsters is much more than another monster manual....

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The Voynich Manuscript

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Maybe the only thing stranger than the Codex Seriphinianus is the codex that inspired the Codex Seriphinianus: The "Voynich Manuscript." Still a mystery 600 years after an unknown author penned it, the original codex...

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Atlas Obscura

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Atlas Obscura has a glowing endorsement from Neil Gaiman on its front cover, which can only mean this Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders is my Door to London Below. Or maybe <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank"...

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The Survival Medicine Handbook

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I can't predict what's going to happen on Election Day 2016, but my search for answers led me to this: The Survival Medicine Handbook, a self-described "essential guide for when medical help is NOT on the way." Kind of...

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Nobody Likes a Cockblock

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Are you a parent? Then I'm sure you'll agree your precious children have taught you at least as much, and most likely far more, than you've ever taught them. Such as deep, unconditional love. Patience. Awe and wonder....

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Questions for Terrible People

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Questions for Terrible People, a group to which I'm 90% sure I belong, contains 250 What If?s, Would you Rather?s, and What Would You Do?s. The book will be a psychological feast for me on the long ass flight I have to...

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Outbreak! - Epidemics that Terrorized the World

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Outbreak!: 50 Tales of Epidemics that Terrorized the World went viral before it even came out. The heinous, vile, terrorizing kind of viral. Like "Friday," except Outbreak!'s viral permeations literally killed millions...

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Survival Hacks

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In addition to Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival, author Creek Stewart has also written the book series Build the Perfect Bug Out, and served as host of the show Fat Guys in the...

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Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck

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All the thugliness, half the effort. Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck follows up its bestselling debut with this faster, simpler, and more f*cking thugged out motherf*cker of a cookbook, Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as...

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You're Saying It Wrong

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Why let minor errors slide or take a potayto-potahto stance on pronunciation when You're Saying It Wrong can make it so much more fun to call someone out for being a linguistic idiot? A grammar Nazi's and general know-it-all's...

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The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book

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Adult coloring books have experienced a recent surge in sales as meditative and therapeutic outlets. But how the H-A-Double-Hockey-Sticks-O-W-E-E-N does The Beauty of Horror think I'm supposed to calm down and relieve...

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The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World

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The Game that Hypnotized the World. I wholeheartedly agree with The Tetris Effect's selection of the word "hypnosis" to describe an activity that has claimed at least 5,840 hours of my life. To this day I still fall into...

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The Monster's Cookbook

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First the fresh eyeballs offered at my local farmer's market, and now The Monster's Cookbook have reminded me: the season for Blood Smoothies and Severed Fingerling Potatoes is coming! Halloween parties...and party planning...and...

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Seinfeldia

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Now you have two options for giving the Gift of Nothing. This one in a box, and this one in a book. Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything tells the story of what some say is the best, and others the...

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A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches

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A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches is kind of like PornBurger meets a neurotic New York chef. Tyler Kord owns and operates NYC's No. 7 restaurant and No. 7 Sub shops. His sandwiches look delicious. His mind looks...

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Suicide Squad: Behind the Scenes

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Wait, there's a movie about DC Comics villains coming out?! With Harley Quinn and The Joker?! I hadn't heard. They must not be promoting it very hard....

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Ladybird How-To Books for Grown-Ups

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1960s pictures, 2010s nuggets of wisdom. The London-based Laybirds launched in 1964 as a series of hardback books presenting stereotypes of Brits and their family life. They were intended to help kids learn to read. And...

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Cooking for Two: Your Cat & You!

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Uh...I guess this is for after your girlfriend shares a glass of a wine and a heart-to-heart with Mr. Winkles, and they're both a little hungry and a little tipsy and wouldn't it be great just to stay in and watch Sex...

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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

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Mary Roach, who the Washington Post calls "America's funniest science writer" has written a series of curious books. Literally. Maybe you remember Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex? Or <a rel="nofollow"...