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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 Ridge Slim Front Pocket Wallets

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Don't let overstuffed, bulging bi-folds infiltrate your pockets! Fight the Costanza Effect! Get on the Ridge! The Ridge slim front pocket wallets highlight 2 EDC must-haves, simplicity and compactness, across a line of...

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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"...

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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

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I've heard more than once that a lot of musicians and music lovers consider the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" to be one of the most perfect songs ever written. Here's a recent article that calls it "the perfect marriage...

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How Dogs Love Us

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Like you don't already know how your dog loves you. He runs in from the rainstorm and jumps on your bed. Chews up your couch cushions. Poops in your shoe. But in How Dogs Love Us Emory University neuroscientist Gregory...

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Meathead: The Science of Great BBQ & Grilling

$20.72 from Amazon »

Meathead Goldwyn. I guess when your mama curses you with that lemon of a name, your best option is to make huge vats of lemonade. Or, in this case, huge piles of grilled meat. Goldwyn, founder of BBQ & grilling website...

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How to Drive

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Holy crap, I can think of, like, five hundred people I want to get this book for. And I know I'll encounter at least 3 to 7 more on my drive to work tomorrow morning. How to Drive: Real World Instruction and Advice from...

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The Time Traveler's Handbook

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No, The Time Traveler's Handbook isn't a next generation Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Think less science fiction and more nonfiction. Major events in world history, to be exact. Wait, don't click away yet! I'm pretty...

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This is Not a Maths Book: A Smart Art Activity Book

$8.33 from Amazon »

Before you say This Is Not a Maths Book must not be a grammar book either because it's "math book" not "maths book" I'll point out that the publication is British, and in England they do say you study "maths" with a "maths...

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Golden Ratio Coloring Book

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1.618. It's mathematical elegance. Nature's magic number for patterns, precision, and beauty. The Golden Ratio. And now, thanks to Venezuelan architect and illustrator Rafael Araujo, it's a coloring book....

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The Bob's Burgers Burger Book

$12.01 from Amazon »

Bob's Burgers has always taught us a lot about life, family, and music. Now the animated juggernaut is jumping off screen to teach us more about an equally important key to Belcher happiness: burgers....

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PornBurger: Hot Buns and Juicy Beefcakes

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A picture of a Porn Burger is worth a thousand drools. Maybe even a lick. A bite. At the very least a boner. In Porn Burger: Hot Buns and Juicy Beefcakes, self-described "burger pervert" Matthew Ramsey indulges us with...

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A Burglar's Guide to the City

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Looking for a new pastime? I wouldn't say Geoff Manaugh's A Burglar's Guide to the City is a how-to manual for breaking into and thieving buildings, but...that's only because I don't want to be considered an accomplice...

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. While there are 2 words in that title I do not care for--"Lessons" and "Physics"--that the word "Brief" precedes them makes the whole concept of Carlo Rovelli's introduction to modern physics...

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America's Most Haunted Road Trip

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Need some last minute plans for Spring Break? If you've got the wheels..and the cojones...for it, America's Most Haunted Road Trip: Your Travel Guide to America's Most Haunted Sites can help make SB 2016 your best....

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Objects of Desire (NSFW)

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Everyone's all on about the advancements in the computer industry. The cell phone industry. The automotive industry. But what about the sex toy industry? Isn't it about time they got the props they deserve for the groundbreaking...

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Prison Ramen: Recipes & Stories from Behind Bars

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Good thing Shia La Beouf spent 25 hours in a New York City jail for acting like an asshat at a Broadway musical a couple years ago, or else the world may never have had Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars....

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When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

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Trivia lovers, obscure factoid spouters, and little-known-storytellers gather round. Giles Milton's When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters has a gold nugget or two to add to your...