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Ladybird How-To Books for Grown-Ups

By: on July 30, 2016
$0.78 - $3.07
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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 also how to be upstanding and conforming members of Western society. This contemporary reboot of the series brings a similar style of simple words and straightforward writing to an adult audience. In hopes of teaching them all the Ladybird lessons they didn't learn, forgot, or ignored as a child.

Throughout 10 topical titles with OG Ladybird artwork, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris guide grown-ups through important life experiences, such as hangovers, dating, and mid-life crises. They also teach them how to spot and interact with shining examples of some commonly chosen paths in life: husband; wife; dad; mom; and hipster.

An excerpt from How It Works: The Wife:

Wives life to be right.

Sara has been waiting for her husband Tom to arrive. He is half an hour late.

Sara is delighted. She knew this would happen.

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Beardaments - Beard Ornaments

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If Santa approved of beard ornaments I think he would have invented Beardaments - or at least worn some - himself. Unless he's just leaving Beardaments to those they can really benefit. To all the lumberjacks and hipsters...

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Oral Rehydration Salts

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Logical Fallacies Poster

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Man Up!: 367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy

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Man Up!: 367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy gives you tips for mastering your career, relationships, grooming routine, and adult life in general. A whole year's worth! On a leap year! With one more to grow on! Yeah...what's...

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$10 Million Human Regenerator for Anti-Aging

$557k - $10 million from The Human Regenerator »

Well, $10 million is the price for the super deluxe, diamond-encrusted model of The Human Regenerator. Bargain hunters who are OK with regenerating unsound cells, strengthening their immune systems, and enhancing skin...

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Sonnet - Off-Grid Mobile Communication

$89 from Sonnet Labs »

I was going to write you a sonnet about the forthcoming Sonnet, a hexagon of wireless communication that let's you send smartphone messages, images, and GPS locations to other Sonnet owners even when there's no cellular...

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Cereal Motel Adult Cereals

$12.50 from Cereal Motel »

Cereal Motel has a slightly different take on "adult" cereal than Fiber One and unfrosted Mini Wheats do. It's a take I like a whole, whole lot more than whole grains and improved bowel movements. Cereal Motel makes "deliciously...

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Speech Ring Articulation Refinement Tool

$65 from Amazon »

The Speech Ring will not help wearers choose their words more wisely (sad!) but the articulation refinement tool will train them to speak those that do come out more clearly. It's a new attempt to cure mush mouth....

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School of Hard Blocks - Alphabet Blocks for Adults

The School of Hard Blocks is a set of 12 alphabet blocks modeled after the traditional wood children's blocks, but made of concrete. And made for adults who need to learn, ponder, or build up their own ABCs. Adultery....

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Faking It: How to Seem Like a Better Person

$11.45 from Amazon »

...Without Actually Improving Yourself. As a self-help book, Faking It adds a delightful twist: you don't have to journal or meditate or talk about your feelings or change at all to help yourself. You just have to perfect...

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Pilot Real-Time In-Ear Translator

$299 from Waverly Labs »

Even though Pilot's crowdfunding campaign hasn't even launched yet (expect it on IndieGoGo very soon) this translator has already got the internet abuzz. In English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German.... Not only does...

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Momentary Ink - Try on Your Custom Tattoo

$15 - $21 from Momentary Ink »

I wanted my girlfriend to dress up as the hot chick from Blindspot for Halloween so I could test out these Momentary Ink custom tattoos on her, but she was all, No! Absolutely not! I have a trial starting Thursday and...