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MBA Degree in a Box

With Law School in a Box and Med School in a Box, Quirk Books and mental_floss magazine brought affordable postgraduate education to some 50,000 eager students. Now the world’s #1 boxed university is expanding its curriculum to include MBA Degree in a Box, an advanced course in business education for the low price of $14.95. Your study materials include:

– Business School in 96 Pages: Your Comprehensive Textbook
– 10 Heroes of the Boardroom Trading Cards
– 10 CEO Case Study Cards
– A fiendishly complicated business-trivia final exam
– A rolled diploma with real Latin words

Packed with entertaining trivia about Henry Ford, Donald Trump, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and more, MBA Degree in a Box is the perfect gift for businesspeople of all ages — from the highest-ranked boxed business school in the world!

Available at newsstands everywhere, MENTAL_FLOSS MAGAZINE was founded in 2001 with the mission of blurring the line between education and entertainment. The editors are responsible for numerous best-selling books, including Condensed Knowledge and Forbidden Knowledge.

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Masterpuppet Theatre

All the world’s a stage-and with this extraordinary book-plus kit, you can dramatize the most memorable scenes in all of theatre. Contents include:

    * Sixty fingerpuppet cards featuring Shakespeare’s most famous characters, including Hamlet, Lady Macbeth, King Lear, Othello, Shylock, and Falstaff

    * Twelve stand-up sets of castles, forests, balconies, and battle fields

    * A 96-page “folio” of classic scenes-from Hamlet’s “To Be or Not to Be” soliloquy to Romeo and Juliet’s classic balcony serenade

Once you’ve finished staging the Bard’s entire canon, you can mix and match masterpuppets to produce your own Shakespearean mash-ups. Perhaps your Romeo will fall in love with Lady Macbeth!

MIKE ROGALSKI owns and operates EYEWASH, a graphics studio in the Philadelphia suburbs. This is his first collaboration with William Shakespeare.

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Let’s Paint the ’90s

Remember the ’90s? Who could forget?!? The glory of grunge! The beauty of Baywatch! The awesomeness of Arsenio! It’s all here in Let’s Paint the ’90s, a coloring/activity book with paint set and brush. Now you can create stunning color portraits of all your favorite moments:

  • April 8, 1991: Vice President Dan Quayle misspells potato in a classroom spelling bee.
  • February 25, 1994: Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan battle it out on the ice.
  • November 10, 1994: Jennifer Aniston debuts the Rachel Haircut on Friends.

And solve exciting ’90s puzzles and activities:

  • O. J. Simpson High-Speed Pursuit Freeway Maze: Paint a path and steer O. J. to safety!
  • Macarena Dance Challenge: Identify the dancers with all the right moves.
  • Y2K Computer Codebreaker Challenge: Can you prevent a Y2K disaster?
  • Plus Milli Vanilli, Titanic, Ace of Base, Beverly Hills 90210, Sinead O’Connor, Kris Kross, Mike Tyson, Dolly the Sheep, and much, much more!

JASON REKULAK still listens to his old M.C. Hammer tapes. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Instant Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has never been this easy. Say goodbye to messy oils, burning incense, and complicated instructions-just open this handy board book and scratch and sniff! All five of these scents have been carefully selected to cure a wide range of ailments: Pine provides energy, sandalwood eases stress, peppermint aids memory, geranium offers comfort, and jasmine boosts creativity. Alternating spreads include two long-lasting scent stickers with color illustrations and detailed information about the history and origins of these treatments. Instant gratification has never smelled so good!

MIRIAM ZELLNIK has always enjoyed smelling things. Her writing has appeared in Marie Claire and other national magazines. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Housewives Tarot

You’ve never seen tarot cards like these before. Imagine the celebrated “Ryder Deck” infused with the spirit of Leave It to Beaver, and the result is The Housewives Tarot-a dazzling retro interpretation of a classic divination system.

With illustrations of martini glasses (cups), mops and brooms (wands), Duncan Hines chocolate cake (the Devil), wood-paneled station wagons (the Chariot), bathroom scales (Judgment), and other 1950s iconography, these tarot cards can answer all of life’s most challenging questions. The enclosed instruction book shows you how to interpret all 78 cards-and describes how to assemble them using five different layouts: the Virgin Spread, the Neapolitan Spread, the Clothesline Spread, the Dinette Spread, and the Martini Spread.

The secrets of The Housewives Tarot await you!

PAUL KEPPLE and JUDE BUFFUM are better known as Headcase Design, one of Philadelphia’s most innovative graphic design studios. With The Housewives Tarot, they make their debut as writer-illustrators.

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Hip Snips

The Isosceles Triangle. The Charlie Chaplin. The Rising Sun. These might sound like the latest wave of trendy cocktails, but in fact they’re three of today’s most popular pubic hairstyles.

That’s right: Hip Snips will teach you how to look good-and feel great-by shaping your mons pubis into a variety of patterns and pictures.

Want to embrace your animal nature? Go wild with the Chewbacca! Care for something a little more sophisticated? Class up your lady garden with the Dame Judy Dench! Feeling insecure about your manhood? Behold the incredible trompe l’oeil effect of the Dong Lengthener! Whether you’re male or female, young or old, a veteran groomer or a pubie newbie, this illustrated guide will help you look hip between the hips!

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