Best children books according to redditors

We found 32,583 Reddit comments discussing the best children books. We ranked the 13,263 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Folk tales & myths books for children
Humor books for children
Books on Science Fiction & Fantasy
Children comics & graphic novels
Mystery & spy books for children
Holiday books for children
Religion books for children
Children reference & nonfiction books
Science & nature books for children
Children transportation books
Children activities, crafts & game books
Sports & outdoors books for children
Books on Growing Up & Facts of Life
Children cookbooks
Geography & cultures books for children
Books on Early Learning

Top Reddit comments about Children's Books:

u/mackeya879 · 1128 pointsr/AskReddit

So im not a sex ed teacher. But my little sister was 13 and my brother had just gotten married. I mentioned to my sister that i thought it was weird that my brother is going to the same cabin as my father had for his honeymoon with my stepmom.

My little sister said it wasnt weird because sex is only for having babies, and since my brother didnt want kids for five years they wouldnt be having sex, and that my dad was too old to have kids so they also never have sex.

Explaining to her that there are more reasons for sex was awkward.

Also, my sister in law until she was 16 thought that sex meant you layed side by side and the sperm crawled out of the guys belly button and into the girls belly button.

We were all homeschooled, and christian.


In case anyone was wondering, my mother never gave any of us any kind of "growing up talk" no birds and the bees, no puberty nothing. She did put a copy of "the care and keeping of you" under my door with a note saying I should read it, it is an american girl company book on your changing body. Bras appeared in my drawers but nothing was ever said. There was a steady supply of sanitary products, but I never even told her I got my period I just figured it out. So yea, unless you looked it up yourself, you knew nothing. (The book)

u/madsbrain · 530 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Yes to this! It's a great intro to pretty much anything that could be tricky development-wise! There's two versions: one target for girls 8-11 and one for girls 12+

u/J-nny4 · 435 pointsr/askwomenadvice

These American Girl books really helped me. My parents explained a couple things, but if I didn't want to ask I could look at these books:

edit: Spelling

Also, they are in two parts now, which is pretty cool.

u/grpagrati · 358 pointsr/television

These are the 1 star reviews. They're all positive, saying that they gave it 1 star so that people who searched for 1 star reviews would see them

u/WaffleFoxes · 267 pointsr/tifu

Adding in, a great book for young children is It's not the stork. It talks about everything from anatomy to where babies come from in an age appropriate manner. It also has sections on ok and not OK touch, how to say no, and what to do if something happens.

One passage in particular hit me hard, saying essentially "if you tell and adult in your life and they don't believe or help you, keep telling other adults such as a teacher, doctor, or police. Most adults want to help.". It broke my heart to think of kids who report and aren't believed :-(

u/samort7 · 257 pointsr/learnprogramming

Here's my list of the classics:

General Computing

u/starstarstar42 · 197 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

> Everyone poops. And sometimes, they poop after anal.

My parents always skipped that last part when they would read me that story.

u/cloaca · 166 pointsr/todayilearned found something mentioned here at least:

> His team has also used the dog SNP chip to scan for genes that show signatures of selection. One such favored dog gene has a human counterpart that has been implicated in Williams syndrome, where it causes exceptional gregariousness.

But they only speak of a single gene here; if that is all it is, it sounds a bit like a soundbite statement implying the connection too strongly.

But then again, if we're going by connections, it all makes perfect sense... Just consider the undeniably logical proposition that Williams' is the opposite of Asperger's, and then look at this exciting research result.

u/4zen · 161 pointsr/videos
u/Quijiin · 158 pointsr/books
u/ukelele_pancakes · 145 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Yes! Get all the American Girl books. There's a whole series on how a girl's body develops, how to deal with peer pressure, etc. Here's an Amazon link so you get an idea of what they're like. Start with this one, and get as many as you can where they are listed as "Customers who bought this also bought". I'm a female and have daughters, and I feel comfortable talking about this stuff, but it really helps if I forget to talk about something or if my kids forget what we've talked about.

p.s. You're an awesome person! Best wishes to you and your niece!

u/Onmymind42 · 142 pointsr/sex

Sounds like a good talk. I have a ten year old son, so I followed your post with interest. Kids are curious and it can be hard to balance their curiosity with Internet safety. At least when we were kids, we could sneak peeks at bodies in National Geographic and there was no worry about the FBI knocking down our doors! Anyway, I bought that sane book for my son along with this one: He acted all embarrassed but he has them if he wants to read them. They get the "puberty" talk at school this year, so maybe he will pull the books out then. We will see!

u/rebelkitty · 112 pointsr/Parenting

Since the boys are roughly the same age and evidently having a good time, I think you're right that you don't have to worry about coercion or abuse.

However, your son is clearly ready to learn about more than just "where babies come from" and "some families have two daddies". He's started puberty. You need to teach him about the feelings he's having, and the changes his body is going through. And you need to talk to him about sex and its place in society. The way we view male and female roles. Concepts of consent. Privacy. Respect. Legal issues. STIs. How we feel about children and sex. Sexting. Why masturbation is usually a better choice when you're very young, versus involving other people in your sexual explorations and discoveries. Sexual orientation and the assumptions different elements of our society makes about it. (By the way, just because he was experimenting with his same-gender friend, that doesn't mean he's gay. He may be, he may not be. It may be still too early to know.)

Eleven year olds are pretty darn smart. He's more than capable of understanding this stuff. And it's not going to cost him his innocence... innocence is not the same as ignorance. Innocence is merely a lack of jadedness about the world.

So educate him!

This book is a great place to start:

Edit: Discuss it with his father first, but I do think you could tactfully mention what you saw to your son. And use that as a jumping off point for further discussion. It's perfectly okay to say, "I don't want you doing anything sexual with M. Let's think of some other fun things you can do with your best friend instead..." And it's also okay to put an end to the whole, "sleeping together in bed/same room unsupervised thing". Same as you would with a boy and girl who are getting a wee bit too frisky with each other. It's your home, and you set the rules.

u/TransparentLove · 94 pointsr/lgbt

This wonderful little book was put out by John Oliver and Jill Twiss with the help of Last Week Tonight.
The episode where they unveiled the book is a gem. Check it out if you want!

EDIT: you can buy it here if you’re interested.

u/Llamainthepool · 92 pointsr/GetMotivated

If you like this, and haven't read The Tao of Pooh, do yourself a favor and read it right now.

u/darenig · 88 pointsr/pics
u/Nicoliman · 88 pointsr/AskReddit

Brian Jaques wrote a cookbook.

The Redwall Cookbook

u/reece1 · 88 pointsr/politics

It's already sold out!

Edit: link

u/sylverbound · 80 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Factual information is never too much information at any age. A few book resources that could help follow:

It's Perfectly Normal

The Care and Keeping of You (there's also a second one)

This whole list with more


Also just keep in mind, honesty and accuracy are the most important things at this stage. If she's old enough to ask, she's old enough to be told at least some factual information about it. Obviously not explicit sexual stuff needed, but address anatomy, facts of reproduction, issues of consent, body image and body changes, etc. These are all appropriate when the child is already asking about things.

u/Ihatedaylightsavings · 78 pointsr/HistoryMemes

Motel of Mysteries

I had this book when I was a kid and it shaped the way I look at archeology

u/ViciousCycle · 70 pointsr/worldnews

I blame the average Joe's inability to do some simple math when considering the world he lives in. If you're not getting regular raises, you're effectively getting regular pay cuts because of inflation. If the general public wasn't so innumerate we'd have riots.

u/alternate-source-bot · 68 pointsr/lgbt

When I first saw this article from, its title was:
> John Oliver's Gay Bunny Book Outsells the Pences'

Here are some other articles about this story:

u/Cheezemansam · 63 pointsr/slatestarcodex

Charlotte Pence wrote a book, Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President, a book aimed at children that is illustrated and told from the perspective of Marlon Bundo, the family's pet bunny rabbit that has been selling quite well based on Amazon's Best Seller's list.

Another book, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (written by Jill Twiss) is a similarly styled book meant as a parody of the former, but still ostensibly a children's book (includes tongue in cheek lines indirectly referencing gay marriage). Humorously, it very quickly began to outsell the former book.

On Fox Business, Charlotte Pence and her mother were interviewed about the book. Near the end, she was asked how she felt about John Oliver's parody:

>“I mean, I think you know, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery in a way,” Charlotte said. “But also, in all seriousness, his book is contributing to charities that I think we can all get behind. We have two books giving to charities that are about bunnies so I’m all for it really.”

I felt that this was a refreshingly classy, non-partisan perspective to have.

u/Anticode · 63 pointsr/learnpython

Python Crash Course is a great resource. It starts from the basics and slowly works its way up with little mini-projects along the way to show you what you're actually doing.

Most programming books feel like this. But this one feels like this.

If you have some experience already, it may feel a bit slow at first, but just stick with it and do the little silly projects. "Yeah, yeah... I know how to print("things")..." Just do it anyway and move on.

For each mini projects try 'screwing with it'. Change the conditions/variables and see how the output changes. If it is asking you to pick the 5th letter in a string, try picking the 2nd letter too. Try picking the 6th character in a 4 letter word.

I would almost guarantee that halfway through you'll start to get some little ideas for combining past chapters with new ones - I strongly encourage you to waste some time doing that. Did you just learn about strings? Now loops? Combine them! If the string is longer than 5 characters, find the 6th character. Else find the 2nd character.

Eventually it moves onto some more complex projects, teaching you the basics along the way. The idea is that the book teaches you the basics, from the basics, with examples for each that you get to try.

u/my_Favorite_post · 59 pointsr/MadeMeSmile
u/NHDruj · 53 pointsr/actuallesbians

It's actually the #1 best seller on Amazon at the moment. Which is both hilarious and great, since it has probably earned a great deal of money for the Trevor Project and AIDS United.

u/Level9TraumaCenter · 49 pointsr/ArtefactPorn

You might enjoy Motel of the Mysteries.

>It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Imagine, then, the excitement that Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist at best, experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, was clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber, permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilization.

u/fathergraves · 42 pointsr/eulalia
u/drzaeus · 41 pointsr/books

The wife and son occasionally make dishes from the cookbook.

u/flakingnapstich · 37 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

I strongly recommend you send her a copy of "It's Perfectly Normal" by Robie H. Harris.


> The definitive book about puberty and sexual health for today’s kids and teens, now fully updated for its twentieth anniversary.

>For two decades, this universally acclaimed book on sexuality has been the most trusted and accessible resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Now, in honor of its anniversary, It’s Perfectly Normal has been updated with information on subjects such as safe and savvy Internet use, gender identity, emergency contraception, and more. Providing accurate and up-to-date answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and STDs, It’s Perfectly Normal offers young people the information they need—now more than ever—to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.


u/cowhead · 37 pointsr/askscience

Aren't all cats a bit autistic?

This is offered tongue-in-cheek, but there is no reason why certain brain developments in cats could not be mimicked in autism. Such mimicry could even involve similar genetic mutations. It's a far reaching idea, but that doesn't make it untrue.

u/tralfamadorianMD · 36 pointsr/AskWomen

I remember my friend had a book called the "Girl Book" or something. It went into details about what a normal, healthy body looked like, with illustrations, including discharge in your underwear, pubic hair differences, etc. My mother could never talk to me about those things, and that book was INSANELY helpful. Before that book, I thought discharge meant I was pregnant because it started around the time I was being molested. Children's minds have no rhyme or reason sometime haha. I also had no idea how to clean properly, again something my mother never talked to me about. She basically pretended I didn't have a vagina. You may consider books like these:

u/dontfeedthenerd · 31 pointsr/pics

One day.. about 2 years ago I decided to nerd the frack out, and do what my username cautioned people never to do.
I decided to make Shrimp and Hotroot soup. Grabbed my Redwall book collection and pulled out as many references to the soup as I could find, put it all into a pot and made something magical. I remember I even used some ground mustard/wasabi powder as a substitute for "hotroot."
3 months later, I found out there was kind of an
Official Redwall Cookbook and that I was apparently really really wrong in my interpretation. DAMN YOU OTTERS!!

u/MagicJasoni · 31 pointsr/tipofmytongue

That sounds like Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

u/ChkYrHead · 30 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I ordered it too!
If anyone is interested, all proceeds go to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.
Link to book

u/HiFructoseCornFeces · 29 pointsr/AskReddit
u/Ryegan · 29 pointsr/learnpython

This book is absolutely the most incredible thing I've come across so far. I started out using Code academy but honestly I kept getting bored with how linear it was (In my opinion) and honestly I personally learn better when I can take the bite sized pieces and do what I want with them which is what this book does.

It defines the function simply, gives examples of how it's used and then a visible representation of the function in action, and after that it'll give you exercises (that I like to customize) that you can try yourself. I'm only on chapter four which introduces loops but this book goes everywhere with me along with a journal to physically write down code and then test it when I'm near a computer.

There are other books in this series but I refuse to overwhelm myself with too many books at once.

I'm aware not everyone retains information the same way but if you'd like I can post pictures of the layout of the book so you can get a feel for it. I'm fairly new to Python and it is my first language (although I did look into Javascript, CSS and HTML first but didn't actually retain it as well. I intend to go back to those after I 'master' python.)

Sorry for the book of a comment! I got excited...

u/dumonty · 28 pointsr/funny

I bought the Redwall cookbook when I was younger, had so much fun making all the food from the books!

EDIT:Here's the link for those of you who are interested.

u/fraseyboy · 27 pointsr/pics

I believe he released a Redwall cookbook which has recipes from the series in it.

Edit: Yep

u/lessthan10bbs · 27 pointsr/atheism

What about a book that everyone can relate to? "Everyone Poops"?

u/Setsugami · 26 pointsr/pokemon
u/bresa · 26 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Finishing off the Song of Ice and Fire series right now. Up next is Wicked since I've heard so many good things. I finished The Book Thief not so long ago and would highly, highly recommend that as well.

u/Zovistograt · 25 pointsr/books

This was wonderful, but my heart goes to The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, since it was the first book for me that went meta and also one of my absolute favorite things to read as a little kid, both then and now.

u/marilyn_morose · 25 pointsr/funny

WTF are you on about? Any age is appropriate for teaching children how the human body works. Any time kids have questions they should be answered truthfully and in an age appropriate manner.

Here’s a link:

u/BosskOnASegway · 24 pointsr/whowouldwin
u/takethecannoli4 · 24 pointsr/learnpython

Sure. But stay away from Code Academy, dude. It's buggy, slow and doesn't teach you how to code and run programs on your machine. You should be coding on your actual environment, not on some shitty server. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python is much better - and free. It also has an Udemy course. Python Crash Course is another good option.

u/DMaG3 · 24 pointsr/AskReddit

Love You Forever

A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang:

I'll love you forever,

I'll like you for always,

As long as I'm living

my baby you'll be.

The baby grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was two years old, and he ran all around the house. He pulled all the books off the shelves. He pulled all the food out of the refrigerator and he took his mother's watch and flushed it down the toilet. Sometimes his mother would say, "this kid is driving me CRAZY!"

But at night time, when that two-year-old was quiet, she opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor, looked up over the side of his bed; and if he was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,

I'll like you for always,

As long as I'm living

my baby you'll be.

The little boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was nine years old. And he never wanted to come in for dinner, he never wanted to take a bath, and when grandma visited he always said bad words. Sometimes his mother wanted to sell him to the zoo!

But at night time, when he was asleep, the mother quietly opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep, she picked up that nine-year-old boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,

I'll like you for always,

As long as I'm living

my baby you'll be.

The boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a teenager. He had strange friends and he wore strange clothes and he listened to strange music. Sometimes the mother felt like she was in a zoo!

But at night time, when that teenager was asleep, the mother opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep she picked up that great big boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,

I'll like you for always,

As long as I'm living

my baby you'll be.

That teenager grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a grown-up man. He left home and got a house across town. But sometimes on dark nights the mother got into her car and drove across town. If all the lights in her son's house were out, she opened his bedroom window, crawled across the floor, and looked up over the side of his bed. If that great big man was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,

I'll like you for always,

As long as I'm living

my baby you'll be.

Well, that mother, she got older. She got older and older and older. One day she called up her son and said, "You'd better come see me because I'm very old and sick." So her son came to see her. When he came in the door she tried to sing the song. She sang:

I'll love you forever,

I'll like you for always...

But she couldn't finish because she was too old and sick. The son went to his mother. He picked her up and rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And he sang this song:

I'll love you forever,

I'll like you for always,

As long as I'm living

my Mommy you'll be.

When the son came home that night, he stood for a long time at the top of the stairs. Then he went into the room where his very new baby daughter was sleeping. He picked her up in his arms and very slowly rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while he rocked her he sang:

I'll love you forever,

I'll like you for always,

As long as I'm living

my baby you'll be.

EDIT; If you google it it's like the third link.

u/undependent_1 · 24 pointsr/HumansBeingBros
u/gintoddic · 23 pointsr/Python

I've read so many of those Reilly books and they are all super dull and sometimes hard to follow. Best python book I came across is this Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

u/Zulban · 23 pointsr/hypotheticalsituation

Excellent hypothetical! I'm going to go with statistics. How this would change the world is best explained in the book Innumeracy which I highly recommend. But in bullet points:

  • It would hugely impact people's ability to think critically. Tons of cognitive biases are kept at bay with an understanding of statistics.
  • Poor people are the biggest gamblers. It is a tax on the poor. I think this would put a stop to that.
  • You could no longer easily trick people with catchy headlines in the news. People would get upset and demand better evidence. It would totally transform the news.
  • Stupid and populist legislation like banning pit bulls wouldn't get to happen, because they wouldn't be populist. People would understand that pit bull owners are more likely to be abusive - that's why pit bulls are more violent. Banning them just makes the owners abuse some other animal. So says director of SPCA.
  • Stupid biased polls would die. Bad research designs would die. People would no longer give any respect to those education studies made up of just 43 students.
  • I think it would secure the world economy against future crashes.
  • A mere universal understanding of correlation != causation would totally change the future of politics, policy, superstition, religions, education, and science. A degree in statistics goes much beyond that.
  • People would demand open data from their governments. People are interested in what they have experiences with, so exploring open data would be fun to a lot more people.
  • A huge hurdle to obtaining technology and programming skills is math. Without that hurdle I think tons of people would self educate to become decent programmers. We'd see a worldwide revolution in automation and open data.

    Same answer for doctorate, I think. I guess I'd go with machine learning or data science on the focus to amplify the automation, machine learning, and open data movements.
u/Final-Verdict · 23 pointsr/AskMen

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. I'm starting this comment off with this book because it is, far beyond the shadow of a doubt, the most important book that every man should read. It is primarily meant for soldiers in the US military but god damn dude every fucking male on this planet needs to read this fucking book, plus it's less than 200 pages. If someone comes up to you and tells you that you can only read one more book ever again let it be this one. If you buy any book recommended here today, it absolutely needs to be this one. If you're one of those dudes that is in a sort of "melancholy" where you're not "living" life, you're just sort of "existing", this book can really help you sort things out. Fuck, buy this book even if you're one of the women of /r/AskMen.

The book question gets asked from time to time in this subreddit and I actually bought some of the books that people were recommending. Most of them (in my opinion) suck sweaty ass but a few were actually good. Here's a general run down of the books I bought from a thread asking the same question.

From best to worst. Keep in mind that this is just my opinion and shouldn't be treated as the law of the land.

Man's Search for Meaning. Written by a Jewish man who survived Nazi concentration camps. Unlike a lot of concentration camp books it doesn't go over the physical torture aspect of it. He talks about what was going through his mind and the way that other prisoners acted. The talks about his mental state and what got him and others through one of the most devastating crimes against humanity. Craziest part is when they get liberated. The prisoners are allowed to go into the nearby town and most of them think to themselves "this isn't real, this is bullshit" at which point they head back to the concentration camp.

The Tao of Pooh. The author conveys the lessons of Buddhist Taoism through Winnie the Pooh stories he made with commentary in between the stories. Started off good but I skipped the Pooh stories and went straight to the commentary, having to read excerpts that are meant for 3 year olds got old really quick. The book spirals into a steaming pile of shit towards the end. Te author starts inserting personal opinion into the commentary and talking shit on types of people he doesn't like. He talks shit on scientists for studying birds (let the birds be birds), joggers (all that running and they never go anywhere), and people who try to develop cures for diseases (let nature run its course). He tries to back all his opinions up with this totally bullshit story about a Chinese man who lived to be 250 years old. I don't know how sheltered and naive you have to be to think that you can live to 250 by "going for brisk walks" and "eating only vegetables" but the author makes himself look like a complete asshat by putting faith in the story.

The Stranger. The book tries to convey that the universe is indifferent to you and your problems (which it is) but the author presents it in a painfully boring manner.

The Meditations. A Roman emperors diary and notes on stoicism. Super fucking hard to read. "I thank my mother for teaching me motherly things. I thank my father for teaching me fatherly things. I thank my teacher for sharing knowledge. I thank my friends for being there for me." I couldn't make it to page 10. Shit was just too fucking repetitive.

u/CryptidKeeper · 23 pointsr/books

There exists a cookbook of foods described in the Redwall series.

u/AcidCyborg · 22 pointsr/menwritingwomen
u/Story_Time · 22 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes


I really don't care if people realise I'm going for a pooh. Come on, didn't your parents ever get you that book, Everybody poops as a child?

This anxiety that people might realise that, zomg, you have to excrete waste materials really fucking annoys me cos it's just more people buying into the idea of "GIRLS DON'T FART OR POOP LOL LOL" when actually, we're just as gross as the next person. Putting women up on this pedestal and holding us to a standard which is so extreme that it comes to a point where we can't perform basic bodily functions without getting anxious is such a fucked up thing.

u/orionthefisherman · 21 pointsr/politics

Obligatory plug for the John Oliver's absolutely amazing book A day in the life of Marlon Bundo.

Maybe the best political troll of all time

u/queeraspie · 21 pointsr/autism

Have you read All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome? We're pretty used to being compared to cats, and it's more or less true in some cases (not all cases of autism spectrum disorder are alike). It bugs me a little, but it's because I'm not enough of a cat person to like being called a cat-person.

u/winterd · 20 pointsr/SubredditDrama

You've never read The Stinky Cheese Man?

u/Testing123YouHearMe · 19 pointsr/harrypotter

Amazon has entire sets you can buy

$52 for all 7 in paperback. It's even a prime item

u/BathtubJim · 19 pointsr/Parenting

Hilarious! Incidentally, my 5yo loves this book:
It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library)

u/Ducky9202 · 19 pointsr/Parenting

I'm very sorry for your loss. You've already gotten a lot of really good advice, I just wanted to add on by directing you to The Care and Keeping of You. The whole series is really good and they talk about a lot of those "lessons" from shaving to tampons to how to deal with friend drama in middle school. My niece found it all really helpful especially because she hit puberty at 9 before all of her friends. Even in an open family there are somethings you're just embarrassed to ask about and these books are directed towards young girls and teaches them how to talk and deal with those things.

u/Ser_Jorah · 18 pointsr/KidsAreFuckingStupid

the 3 people above me should do themselves a favor and get this book

u/ossej · 18 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Math Counters listed high priority: $12.16

Microscope for the kiddo!: $25.55

Harry Potter box set: $50.85

Wacom Tablet: 89.00

Frozen!: 19.96

Total: 197.52

u/42356778 · 18 pointsr/LifeProTips

As most everyone replying has said, buy both! However, do not get OB tampons as they do not come with an applicator. Try to find something with a plastic (vs cardboard) applicator, as they are easier to insert. And avoid scented products, because those can cause general groin irritation.

Quick edit: Further advice. I found that having books about growing up helped me with knowing about my period. This was the book I liked most. It's slightly outdated, and might be embarrassing to buy for your daughter, but I guarantee it (or a similar book) will help both of you when the time comes.

u/[deleted] · 18 pointsr/funny

I'm gonna call him the Stinky Cheese Man.

u/tehbillg · 18 pointsr/books

Love You Forever -- a children's book, but it's beautiful.

u/gbacon · 17 pointsr/flying

I thought for sure you’d say it’ll ask for a glass of milk.

u/MableXeno · 17 pointsr/Parenting

There are age appropriate ways for kids to learn this stuff. The first thing I always do when I'm caught off guard is to ask, "How do you think you were made?" I just turn it around to see where they are at...and why they might be asking. (Obviously this is a comedy thing played for the laugh, but you wouldn't believe how similar some other stories of 'my kid asked' are to this exact thing.)

A book like this: It's Not the Stork! would also help with future explanations.

u/Alex_Plalex · 16 pointsr/tumblr

This book was my first introduction to fractured classic stories. No lie, a few years ago I watched Shrek for the first time since I was kid and sat there thinking, wow, this is legitimately a masterclass in visual gags.

u/Wishyouamerry · 16 pointsr/Parenting

American Girls makes awesome books for girls about every topic imaginable. The Care and Keeping of You is just what you need. My daughter really liked this book, and has liked all the AG titles I've given her.

u/secretcrazy · 16 pointsr/aww
u/Nagsheadlocal · 16 pointsr/history

There's a hilarious book called Motel of the Mysteries in which a future dig uncovers a motel room being used for an affair. Recommended.

u/ThroneOfSkulls · 16 pointsr/Showerthoughts
u/I_Has_A_Hat · 16 pointsr/Awwducational

Apparently he made a cookbook

u/CalamityJane1852 · 16 pointsr/AskReddit
u/zachisonreddit · 15 pointsr/relationship_advice

Basically two versions of the same story


u/eyemyth · 15 pointsr/pics

The author is awesome. One of my favorite books as a kid was Motel of the Mysteries, an account of a future archeologist stumbling upon a preserved 1980s motel room and misinterpreting every thing inside.

Another favorite was Unbuilding, which was about dismantling the Empire State Building, shipping it to the Middle East and rebuilding it.

He also had a series about how various old, impressive structures (cathedrals, mosques, pyramids) were built.

In short, David Macaulay is a badass.

u/wbgraphic · 15 pointsr/TIHI
u/sluttytinkerbells · 15 pointsr/CanadaPolitics

I consider it a very valuable life experience that has shaped every experience I have had with an authority figure for the better.

It occurred in the Vancouver airport the day after the Robert Dziekański was killed by the RCMP in the same airport.

As I was handcuffed and lead to the interrogation room the border agent lifted my arms up putting a lot of pressure on my rotator cuff. I am a pretty active person so like many I have had minor injuries in my shoulders over the years and they're normally fine -- provided that someone isn't pulling at them in odd directions. I stopped walking and told the agent to stop applying the force and explained that I had an old injury there. He barked that he would do no such thing but when we resumed walking he did stop applying the pressure.

That moment was where the power dynamic in that situation changed completely. I realized despite the fact that I was being lead away from public view in cuffs to be stripped that I had far more power in the situation than I had realized. I didn't know about the Robert Dziekański incident at that point but I am pretty sure that the agent complied because the RCMP had just killed a person in the vicinity only a day earlier.

The lesson I learned from that moment was that it is critical that you be calm around law enforcement. You be calm and respectful but you do not let them beat you into dank submission.

Coincidentally I just flew into the country last night. A customs agent barked at me because I stepped a few inches past a line so I stepped back and stared at him during the entire wait. He did not like this so while I was being processed by the other agent suddenly felt the need to move ahead 15 feet so that he could question me again, just for that petty feeling of power.

An abuse of authority against a murder suspect is still an abuse of authority. Most of the time these things aren't done for the right reasons like making someone confess, instead authority figures do these things to build up their fragile egos.

I would love to see a campaign started to send Staff Sgt. Joshua Graham and Cpl. Joaney Paradis a copy of this wonderful children's book Everyone Poops. I'm sure they already know that but I think it would serve as a powerful symbol to remind them what exactly their role in our society is.

u/Archiesmom · 15 pointsr/UpliftingNews

100% of the proceeds from the John Oliver books go to charities according to the Amazon Ad

u/Luccus · 15 pointsr/furry_irl

Just because I like the idea; here's the link.

u/MrWeirdoFace · 15 pointsr/news

I swear on Everyone Poops because it's universal truth we can all agree on.

u/CloudieKitt · 15 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

My mom was also useless here, so my dad took me to see my female primary doctor who kindly recommended this book. It includes pictures on how to shave your body, how to insert a tampon, how to measure and choose bras, and other things that she will have to learn about herself and her body. It's a little awkward, but as long as your supportive and go through it with her, I think it will be a good experience for you both!

u/whiteandnerdy1729 · 14 pointsr/funny

Are you by any chance referring to the inimitable All Cats Have Asperger's Syndrome picture book?

u/ZiGraves · 14 pointsr/todayilearned

One of my cats is waaaay more "autistic" seeming than the other - he avoids physical contact totally until he trusts you, at which point all boundaries are null and void. He's very vocal, so I've had to learn how he communicates, rather than being able to teach him to communicate in a way I find convenient. He's got very strong preferences about texture, and will go hungry rather than eat something "wrong" even though the other cat dgaf. He has his routine, and gets upset when it's thrown off. The other cat travels with only mild complaints, but this one goes nearly comatose from fear and discomfort because he doesn't handle that kind of stimulus well. A lot of stuff that's just "cat behaviour" is kind of magnified with him, and is really similar to the behaviours I see in myself and other people on the spectrum.

OP might also be referencing the kind of ideas in this book.

All Cats Have Aspergers/ All Dogs Have ADHD are useful tools in showing how traits we associate with those disorders are actually valued elsewhere, for example in our beloved pets. It can help teach empathy, including to people who don't have those disorders (eg, the way people are waaaay more patient with a hyperactive puppy than a hyperactive human - apply some of that patience to the human, too!)

u/TheLobotomizer · 14 pointsr/funny

Put your arm around his arm or waste.

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u/MisdirectedURL · 14 pointsr/funny

It kind of reminds me of this story that was posted all over the internet a while ago. It's a pretty hilarious read though I should warn that it is NSFW

u/your-yogurt · 13 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

librarian here. NTA. if you feel it's too inappropriate, then you're in your right not to let them read it. here's the thing with kids, if they're not interested with a book, they'll put it down. your daughter may have started reading it because it has sex. she's at an age where she's gonna be curious about sex, puberty, and what feels good to her.

here's a book to get started:

don't give it to her, leave it somewhere where she can find it. on the coffee table or amongst the magazines in the bathroom. if you try to force it on her, if you keep asking her if she's read it, she'll be resistant and won't touch it out of spite. let her come to it. be patient

while you're waiting, there are dozens of other books that can appeal to kids, even those who don't like reading. start with graphic novels. Big Nate, Bones, Smile, or even pokemon. get the popular books of today, not classics. Captain Underpants, Dork Diaries, Elephant and Piggy, percy jackson. don't worry if you think she's reading below her level. the point is to get her to read, period. hell, if she likes fanfiction, let her read it

read the books yourself. find out why kids like them, and make sure she sees you reading them. once again, don't force her to read, just give her options and let her figure out what she likes. even adults have the tendency to read one genre/author/subject for their entire lives.

go the local library and ask if they have any programs for her age range. anime club, 3-D printing, movie night, just so she can be familiar with the library, the local kids, and the librarians. treat your library like a second home. don't only go for homework reasons. summer reading is coming up, so ask about the special programs. this year's theme is space and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

u/homochrist · 13 pointsr/gaming
u/Fibreoptic_Calico · 13 pointsr/StartledCats

There’s an actual book called All Cats Have Aspergers (and a dog version called All Dogs Have ADHD and All Birds Have Anxiety )

u/Vaguely-witty · 13 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

if you expose a cat to a lot of weird things as a kitten, they're more used to it as an adult cat. like baths, strangers, car rides. riding on shoulders.

no, the cat doesn't really need lifelong baths, this could maybe even hurt the cat's coat if it happens a lot. But, kittens need to be shown a lot of stuff, there's a small kernel in that joke "all cats have aspergers".

u/KJBenson · 13 pointsr/4chan
u/TopRamen713 · 12 pointsr/math

I always recommend The Way Things Work. Not just math, but applied math, engineering, physics, etc.. All done in a way that a 13 year old will get.

u/LadyVerene · 12 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Aerie might have something that will fit her and that she likes, have you looked there?

As far as books, I don't recall the name offhand, but I think there was one like what you're looking for published by American Girl. I'll see if I can find it.

Edit: Found it!

u/MerryKerry · 12 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I'd keep it limited to play makeup at home right now. How other people will see it, and how her peers will see it, are definitely part of the reason.

At that age they're starting to move toward more important relationships with their peers, who may not have any real perspective on makeup yet and won't necessarily know how to treat it or react.

Even if we don't present makeup as related to sexuality or believe it should be sexual, what other people think and do about it just isn't under our control.

Here an adolescent psychologist explains his view that "makeup should be granted to girls on a case-by-case basis and that moderation is important. The reason? Appearances can be misconstrued by peers and adults."

Self-consciousness is also a good reason to hold off on real makeup until later. Here is some research about how early makeup can affect self-image. It's great that you're teaching her healthy self-esteem to counter the social and media pressures.

It looks like other commenters already gave some good suggestions for play makeup options. There are also a number of books out there about healthy grooming that could be fun for her and fun bonding experiences too! The Care and Keeping of You is pretty popular. (edit typo)

u/LLJKSiLk · 12 pointsr/relationship_advice

There's actually a really good book that might help you deal with this issue in a professional manner:

u/RussianBears · 12 pointsr/ShitNsSay

Sounds like someone needs a copy of "Everybody Poops" for Christmas.

u/40below · 12 pointsr/Mommit

Don't ever lie. If he's mature enough to ask the question, he's mature enough for some sort of honest answer. What bad would possibly happen if you said, "Dad's piece, the sperm, got into my body through a special kind of very close hug during which his penis went into my vagina"? A version of that is the statement made in this very excellent book, which also gives honest and non-judging discussions of anatomy in general.

(Also, I understand why you said your egg was empty, but it wasn't! You're not a garden plot in which your husband's child grows. You contributed 50% of the genetic material!)

u/Brentonclt · 12 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

My parents talked to me but also gave me a book that was really great.

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library)

I suggest to buy this. I see there is a Kindle version now too so that's cool. This book goes over every from anatomy, what to expect in puberty, types of safe sex practices, STDs, emotional concerns of going through puberty. It was really a good resource.

P.S The uterus is about the size of a pear but stretches during pregnancy. Testicles should be descended in most boys by birth. Talking about balls dropping is usually teasing kids starting puberty or when the voice deepens. Chlamydia and syphilis are powerful bacterial infections that are becoming antibiotic resistant but are curable. HPV causes genital warts and is mostly incurable but recently there is a vaccination that most women are recommended to get so request that from you doctor if you want. HPV tends to cause uterine cancer. HIV is also incurable and can lead to AIDS. Nuvaring puts progesterone in your body which, to paraphrase, make your body think it's pregnant so it prevents ovulation, similar to all other female birth control drugs. The Nuvaring is flexible and springy so it sits at the cervix, at the end of the vagina, at the opening of the uterus. The man's penis does need to be erect before putting on the condom otherwise it's will not fit right and could come off in sex.

u/luisfmh · 12 pointsr/math

I personally feel the reason is that so many elementary school teacher's have a hard time understanding math, or aren't really math oriented, that they teach it without showing off the "beauty" of it. They teach it as a process or a set of rules or a bunch of steps. Also kids are REALLY perceptive, so if a teacher struggles with answering some curious kid's question, the kid will think "damn if this ADULT can't understand it, how am I ever going to understand it". So from there on out, kids just assume math is some hard esoteric memorization discipline, and by the time they get to high school, that's kind of stuck unless a parent, or other adult showed them what math is actually like.

this is a very good book about the subject. My biggest pet peeve is when people are sort of "proud" to be bad at math. You never see anyone going around proclaiming "damn I can't read"

u/roadnottaken · 12 pointsr/daddit

Have you read this? Have some tissues handy the first time you read it...

u/roo-ster · 12 pointsr/politics

Oh, then he should start with something simple.

May I suggest: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

u/craigiest · 11 pointsr/askscience

The book Innumeracy answers a very similar question about air. The conclusion Paolos comes to is that there's a 90% chance that the breath you just took contains an atom from Julius Caesar's dying utterance of "et tu Brute." Or any other breath by any other person more than a couple hundred years ago--conservative estimate of time needed for complete missing of the atmosphere.

u/fullslice · 11 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes
u/mushroom_grower · 11 pointsr/IAmA

Who doesn't pay attention to their poops? You thought that your meals were important enough to post about. Your poops deserve at least as much attention, maybe more.

Shit. On second thought, somebody page Dr. Freud for a personal consult please.

u/Talking_Head · 11 pointsr/aww

> I don't doubt your vets diagnosis, but don't the symptoms of being a cat sometimes align with autism?


u/joestir · 11 pointsr/RealEstate

They have an excellent book about this, I can assure you its a quick read. Whatever you do, I wouldn't let her stay for free. Talk to whoever helped you with the original contract (attorney or agent) about the best way to extend this. But make sure its in writing and in exchange for money

u/particleman42 · 11 pointsr/tipofmytongue

Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay

u/Spacetime_Inspector · 11 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

Is it maybe the Motel of the Mysteries?

u/Splendidissimus · 11 pointsr/aww
u/ANON240934 · 11 pointsr/nba

Counterpoint: Everybody poops.


u/Psyentific · 11 pointsr/CanadianForces

> People on opiates don’t shit

i have a good book for you, friend

u/AssPennies · 11 pointsr/funny

Oh I do, and everytime I see her, there's poop questions. I'm probably sitting at Type 3 most days, but the spicy nugs push it to more like Type 6 (Type 7 if there's booze involved). I got her this book, and she seemed quite pleased.

Thanks for the concern though!

u/Colorado_Jackaroe · 11 pointsr/Parenting

We have tried to talk about private parts just as they are, another body part. We also started reading this to our daughter when she was 3 1/2:

Very factual but in a kid-friendly format. As others said, we just talk about these things casually whenever they come up rather then having a "big talk".

As an aside, my daughter, now 4 1/2, understands way more about reproduction than I did at 12, but sometimes misses some key details. I have very curly hair and she has curly hair. A Safeway cashier once asked her "where did you get such beautiful hair/" Of course, she replied quite factually "from my daddy's penis."

u/iceschade · 10 pointsr/books

I don't know a lot of titles for the youngest ages, though the Junie B. Jones and Magic Treehouse books are favorites of my mother's elementary-aged students. Speaking of magic, you can't go wrong with The Magic Schoolbus. Oh! And Where the Wild Things Are.

As suggested by /u/jpop23mn, the Berenstein Bears are great books for young readers (I loved them so much as a kid), and Dr. Seuss is classic.

For middle-schoolers, I recall enjoying Maniac Magee (though I don't recall much about it), lots of Bruce Coville's monster books, the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, and one of my favorites, The Phantom Tollbooth. My sister enjoyed the Warriors series (and still reads them now as a college student). Then there's classics like Where the Red Fern Grows and Bridge to Terabithia, though those books cover some difficult subject matter (death).

Ghost stories are much beloved, and if you can find folklore and fable specific to various cultures, you can learn about other cultures while enjoying a good story!

Some other fantastic books to have around are The Daring Book for Girls and The Dangerous Book for Boys, both of which teach all kinds of fantastic information and skills while also being entertaining. I especially urge you to get the Daring Book for Girls if you have a daughter, because it not only teaches useful skills like changing tires and woodworking, but it also teaches about strong, independent, successful women through history. It promotes independence, self-esteem and self-confidence, which (in my opinion) are vital to any young person's upbringing, but especially women, since so much of the media and society seems bent on making women insecure, dependent and subservient. (Please excuse my politics.)

The Chronicles of Narnia are fantastic, if you don't mind that they're a religious allegory. When I was a kid, I read them for fun, and didn't give a damn about the religious aspect. (I'm agnostic.) Another good series is the Dark Materials series, though some parents avoid it because of Pullman's anti-religious sentiments. Again, I didn't care about that, I just enjoyed a good story.

Hopefully, with a big enough selection of books, your kids will be able to choose their own books by high school. But it's still nice to keep around some young adult and adult novels for the kids to explore. The Dragonlance novels are fantasy novels set in a D&D-inspired world, but this setting has more of a chivalric, idealistic mood, which is good for young adult readers as well as adults. You've also got the Harry Potter series, which is kind of a given...

The challenge is finding adult novels that are appropriate for your kids. If you are trying to avoid exposing your children to certain ideas before a certain age, then you'll have to personally read and consider each book before you put it on their shelf. If you're the kind of parent who allows their kid to read what they want to read, doing your best to answer their questions and put the stories into context, then it's a little easier. If your kid reads Jurassic Park, they're going to be exposed to an awful lot of violence, but they're also going to learn some fascinating scientific information as well. Crichton's books are science-fiction with a strong scientific background, so they're educational as well as thrilling, but they've got adult themes that might be better for more mature readers. (That being said, I was reading them at a young age.)

I hope this is a decent start. There are lots of good lists online, too. I'd suggest checking out GoodReads and various Amazon lists. Just remember that it's up to you to choose what you want your kids to be exposed to.

Edit: As a male, I have a distinct lack of experience with books aimed at young females. I would like to think that a good book can be enjoyed by boys and girls alike, but some books have more of a gender-focus than others.

u/totallynotcaitlin · 10 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes
u/lemonadeandlavender · 10 pointsr/Parenting

I read "Oh Crap! Potty Training". The author's recommendation is to not start until they are at least 20months and can sing their ABCs. My kid was speech delayed at that age and definitely couldn't sing her ABCs (and still can't, at 2.5yrs), but we dove in right at 20m and she trained super easily compared to most of my friends' kids, even training for naps and nights. It took us like 2w to get to where I felt like I could leave the house without accidents. And she learned to say "pee pee" when she had to use the bathroom, so that was a plus.

My second born will be 20m in 1 week and I can't decide if I want to dive in and go through 2 weeks of potty training accidents to get the sweetness of never needing diapers again. It's a tough call to make!

Anyways, we used the little separate training potty at first, so that she could put herself on her potty and go pee, and then eventually moved up to setting her on the toilet with an insert which was necessary for using the restroom during outings. By the time I potty trained her, she was also sleeping in a big kid bed already which was super helpful.. I would sit her little potty on a waterproof mat on her floor and if she woke up from her nap, she could quickly sit herself on her potty before I could even get in there. She rarely had accidents in bed.

We read a lot of books about toilets... "Everybody Poops", "Potty Time", and "Once Upon a Potty". Some other books I liked were "Diapers are Not Forever", "Potty", and "Let's Go Potty, Elmo!".

u/tttigre · 10 pointsr/malefashionadvice

> 1) But...smells. And sounds. Also I'm terrified of having someone grunting and stinking it up in the stall next to me only to walk out and find out it was the cute girl from my bio lab or something.

required reading.

u/beethovensnowman · 10 pointsr/sex

I recently went through the something like this... But with my eight year old. I was stunned. Mortified. I found searches like, "8 year olds having sex," "naked 8 year olds," etc. He was introduced to online porn through an eleven year old family friend/cousin over the summer. I bought a book that is more geared to tweens, but we went through it and had THE talk.

I explained to him that ONE - if he wanted to talk about sex, he needed to talk to a trusted adult, like his father or me, an aunt or uncle. Talking with other kids, even older ones like this eleven year old cousin, isn't going to get him anywhere because they probably haven't had sex. They won't know what real sex is like between real people that are having it.

TWO - looking up porn on line isn't always going to be REAL SEX. In fact, is mostly not real sex. The people who are filming and putting their sexual acts online are actors and are not showing what real sex can be between real people when you're really having sex.

TWO B - you can't trust all the stuff that's posted online. Some people put stuff online without permission, and that can be illegal. Also, anything involving children or even a teenager under 18 in a sexual act or being naked is ILLEGAL. You don't know with 100% certainty who is over a certain age or what was posted or filmed with permission. Because of that, it's important to not search for pornography or naked photos online, especially at his age or of people of his age.

He took it pretty well, albeit he was very nervous and embarrassed and extremely ashamed. I told him he wasn't at fault, because he didn't know better, but now he does. And just because he knows about this stuff doesn't give him the right to talk to ANY OTHER KIDS about it. I told him that if talk happens (especially among little boys his age and in the coming years) that it's best to let them know that he already knows about it and he already talked about it with his mom, and that his friends should do the same if they are curious. I told him that parents are very protective of what their kids know and don't know when it comes to adult topics and that it's not our job or place to interfere with other families practices.

Here's the book if any one is interested: It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library)

It really goes in detail about a lot of things - sexuality, birth control, puberty, masturbation. It wasn't exactly an easy read for a mom and son team, but we got through it! He even felt comfortable enough to tell me about crushes and a kiss he had during a field trip. Also comfortable enough to ask about my birth control methods (felt my nexlplanon implant) & questions when I'm on my period when he sees tampons in the trash - that little punk.

u/p_iynx · 10 pointsr/booksuggestions

This was a great one. It's made by American Girl, and it's for younger girls, but talks about periods and all that. :)

That's volume 2, for "older" girls. It might be better? Maybe just get both and let her peruse.

My sister is the same way, a very young 12. We gave her this book and it was gentle enough that she could read it without crippling embarrassment. It's also American Girl, which means it's "cute" and "cool" for a young-hearted girl that age!

u/RageAgainstTheRobots · 10 pointsr/TorontoAnarchy

Joke is on them, cats are already naturally autistic

u/NeedMoarCoffee · 10 pointsr/MEOW_IRL

It was at barns and Noble or here

It was super cute, and seemed true with my kid.

u/SomeRandomRedditor · 10 pointsr/AskReddit
u/the_battousai89 · 10 pointsr/learnpython

Im currently working through Python Crash Course . Im finding it to be great beginner material, and I have no experience whatsoever in programming. Also, go to the Python website. They seriously have a tremendous amount of free resources available. Hope this helps.

u/Joniak · 10 pointsr/pics

It's the #1 Seller in "Children's Mouse & Rodent Books" according to Amazon.

u/MigraineLeFay · 10 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

I've always found these fascinating. There are, of course, similar figures carved into the landscape in England, such as the Uffington White Horse and the Cerne Abbas Giant, though they're not quite as large or impressive. I think many cultures may have done this sort of thing, but the Nazca Lines are especially easy to see because they're in the desert, where they're less likely to erode away or become covered by foliage.

Maria Rieche's ideas are very interesting, and I wouldn't be surprised if the lines were an attempt by the Nazca people to either duplicate constellations on the ground, or even to commemorate significant dates by reproducing the positions, as they saw them, of the constellations on those dates (since we know mesoamerican cultures absolutely were capable of surprisingly sophisticated astronomical observations). They may even have dotted them with bonfires in the places at which the stars comprising the constellations appeared in the sky.

The more obvious answer is that they were intended as messages to the gods, but that makes a couple of common assumptions that I've always found irritating:

  • Assumption 1: the lines had to do with religious beliefs of the Nazca. It's apparently very tempting for archaeologists and anthropologists to call anything that doesn't have an obvious practical use a 'religious artifact'. Motel of the Mysteries, anyone?

  • Assumption 2: the Nazca thought a god or gods lived in the sky. This assumption comes out of judeo-christian bias, IMHO; while we do have evidence that some ancient civilisations believed gods lived in the sky, the automatic assumption that any given civilisation did, especially when we know so vanishingly little about them, is not only foolish but also prejudicial and has the potential to lead future researchers astray.

    I am in no way a qualified anthropologist, ethnographer, or archaeologist, but I am aware of how easily the cultural biases of a researcher can be projected onto the subjects of their research. (See Heider, Karl G. “Archaeological Assumptions and Ethnographical Facts: A Cautionary Tale from New Guinea.” Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, vol. 23, no. 1, 1967, pp. 52–64. JSTOR, JSTOR, for an interesting article on the subject; you can read it free by signing up for an account on the site.)
u/aciinboise · 10 pointsr/books

I loved D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths growing up.

u/BearJew13 · 9 pointsr/Buddhism

Man this is a tough question. Buddhism is not easy to understand. The best "Intro to Buddhism" books I know, half of my friends (in their early 20's) would have a very difficult time understanding.

Although it's not a Buddhist book, perhaps she would enjoy The Tao of Pooh which uses the Winne the Pooh characters (pictures too!) to explain Taoism. Although Taoism is different than Buddhism, this book may help your daughter to lighten up on the tough existential questions, and to try to simply enjoy life and be present.


In a few years, to introduce her to Buddhism, I'd recommend What the Buddha Taught, Awakening the Buddha Within, Mindfulness In Plain English, and the Dhammapada - which is a collection of verses/sayings that are said to represent the essential core of Buddhist teachings.


The Dalai Lama is my favorite spiritual teacher, but I think his books can be a little difficult, especially for someone so young. I remember when I first started dwelling on existential questions in high school, I borrowed the Dalai Lama's Meaning of Life from my Dad. Although the book was difficult, it was one of the main factors responsible for me starting to seriously pursue Buddhism.

u/HighInFiberOptics · 9 pointsr/Psychonaut

I highly recommend you check out The Tao of Pooh. Its a relatively short book, and its a very cool read.

u/Remmy42 · 9 pointsr/aspergers

My son's 7, so my situation's a bit different from yours. But what I did was pick up a copy of "All Cats Have Aspergers Syndrome" ( to start the conversation with my son. He LOVES cats, so this was an easy way to start the conversation. I started talking to him about some of they symptoms I noticed, and how that was a little different than other people. But I also have Aspergers, so I was able to frame it as "other people don't do it, but you and mommy do." We started discussing how he doesn't like to make eye contact, and I asked him if it was easier to look at my mouth (my go-to when having conversations) or my hair line. The conversation built up from there, because he likes to ask questions & learn things. We went over each of the statements in "All Cats Have Aspergers" and he was able to relate them to himself. I did my best to focus on positive statements, letting him know that we're different & that's okay. There's nothing wrong with us.

He still asks me questions about it, and we discuss something about it at least a couple times a week. But the book helped start the discussion.

I hope that helps you out.

u/P0rtableAnswers · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/_Stole_Your_Bike · 9 pointsr/TumblrInAction

This is clearly the work of the Patriarchy. Boycott this book everyone.

u/redoctoberz · 9 pointsr/datingoverthirty

Someone needs to re-read Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi.

u/NotHardcore · 9 pointsr/nostalgia
u/MadtownMaven · 9 pointsr/askwomenadvice

You can google "first period kits" and see what it's included in those and make one for her. It would just require a quick stop at the store and would be a nice gesture. Usually they are a small bag/purse with a few different types of pads/liners/tampons, a small bottle of ibuprofen, some new undies, and maybe something fun like a bottle of nail polish or some chocolate. A heating pad is also nice. If you are also concerned with the messaging from your wife, go on amazon and get a book, something like this, that's specifically about puberty and starting her cycle. Or send her a link to a website geared towards that.

u/1_point_21_gigawatts · 9 pointsr/todayilearned

If I were taking the oath of office I'd want to be sworn in on Everyone Poops.

u/NinjaHighfive · 9 pointsr/AskReddit

Love You Forever.

Oh Dear god- the tears are coming.

u/opcow · 8 pointsr/daddit

Buy him this. It's probably more appropriate for a 10 year-old than 2 girls 1 cup.

u/daaaamngirl88 · 8 pointsr/Parenting

Stay away from this one then. Can't read it without tears dammit.

u/buttsbuttsbutt · 8 pointsr/harrypotter

Here ya go:

If you make Butterbeer, avoid the complicated recipes that are floating around out there. The best tasting homemade Butterbeer IMO is just Smucker's Butterscotch syrup(in the squeeze bottle, not the jar) mixed into your favorite cream soda. Stir in butterscotch until the cream soda gets cloudy and changes color. More than that and it's too sweet and too butterscotchy.

u/theshicksinator · 8 pointsr/gaybros
u/Rikardus · 8 pointsr/brasil

Passando pra dar uma dica de Python tb... terminei esse semana a primeira parte do e gostei muito, a primeira parte foca na sintaxe. A segunda parte tem 3 projetos, um game(space invaders), um de análise de dados e um web, amanhã começo um dos projetos.

u/rkoloeg · 8 pointsr/Archaeology

You might enjoy a little book that a lot of archaeologists have on the shelf; although it's meant to be funny and sort of aimed at younger readers, it also is full of good archaeological examples of how things can be (mis)interpreted.

Motel of the Mysteries

u/sec713 · 8 pointsr/whatsthisbug

LOL I have a book recommendation for you, OP.

u/SmellsLikeDogBuns · 8 pointsr/college

I know it sounds silly, but I got my body on a rhythm where I had to poop everyday around 10 am, when I knew everyone was out of the building. If I had to go at another time, I searched out an empty bathroom if possible because I find it uncomfortable and awkward.

You lose a lot of privacy in college, it just happens when there are a bunch of people living all together. You'll have to adapt, and be comfortable with your body and its natural functions. Have you read Everyone Poops?

u/AidanTheAudiophile · 8 pointsr/bindingofisaac

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

I also still have this book, love it to death.

u/Brigaragirabe · 7 pointsr/sex

Everyone should know about this book.

We got sent an epic picture by a co-worker on maternity leave. Legend will remember it as "The Oil Spill."

u/frznwffls · 7 pointsr/funny
u/_George_Costanza_ · 7 pointsr/Showerthoughts

If you forget every time that the human body has a process whereby we expel unused, unneeded or dead material I think there is a book out there that may help you.

Found it! "Everyone Poops" by Taro Gomi

u/barnacledoor · 7 pointsr/tifu

Never have to poop on the go? Come on. We're adults. Do we need to get this book for the people who are so afraid of bodily functions?

u/Grim-Sleeper · 7 pointsr/legaladvice

If you posted this exact same question on /r/Parenting you would be told that your ex-wife is doing an amazing job.

Sex-ed isn't something that you do with a single awkward conversation that you have with your kids when they are teenagers. It is an ongoing process that starts when they are really young. If you want them to ultimately have a healthy attitude towards their own sexual identity and towards how to appropriately interact with others, you need to start the conversation early. What your ex-wife is doing is exactly how you would do so. Don't make it a taboo, and explain things in kid-appropriate terms when questions arise.

I can't speak for any particular CPS agent as ultimately they have to make their own assessment. But I'd honestly be surprised if CPS at all cared about this situation.

It might be just a little early at this stage, but I'd suggest you invest in a couple of books that can help with having a conversation once your child asks you. My 5 year old is particularly excited about "It's not the Stork". I bought at when he was four and just kept it around until he showed interest.

u/wanderer333 · 7 pointsr/Parenting

I was just about to recommend those! Who Has What?: All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies and The Bare Naked Book are good introductions to body parts, and It's Not the Stork discusses where babies come from as well.

u/Lorosaurus · 7 pointsr/Parenting

This three book series is really great when she’s ready. The first book is for ages 4 & up, but my 8 year old still found it really interesting. It’s very well written and she could read it on her own. They have it in most libraries. The second book is a little more advanced for 7 & up, then the last one is focused on puberty and is for 10 & up.

As the only female in your house, please watch how you and the other boys talk about women in front of her. Regular boy talk can really hurt her self esteem. Make sure the talk is respectful when she’s around so she doesn’t doubt her worth.

u/VampDuc · 7 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Adding to the above, my parents bought me It's Perfectly Normal when I was young.

It's not gender-specific and explores sexuality and reproduction in a prepubescent-friendly way. The language is plain and clear and doesn't talk down about its subject matter.

I really can't recommend this book enough.

u/DuckSosu · 7 pointsr/Drama

Honestly, mathematical illiteracy is prevalent within the general public and I'd argue it's a fairly harmful problem that no one talks about or is even aware of. There's a really good short book about it called Innumeracy.

As far as this sub is concerned though I particularly find certain people's very angry reactions to polling and Nate Silver to be hilarious.

u/cant_always_be_right · 7 pointsr/preppers

Here's a tool to help with checking your reality :)


u/Strawberrythirty · 7 pointsr/Parenting

Just sit with her one day and go "listen honey i know im not a woman and there might be a day that you have questions you dont think ill know the answers to. But trust me, im not as dumb as i look, and if i dont know the answer we will figure it out together. Never feel like you have to figure things out alone"
Also i recommend these books!

Basically all the American Girl help books are really cute and have the answers to questions girls her age might have. You're doing a great job dad! Also mine is pretty girly but i am seeing she's turning more and more into a tomboy from hanging out with her brother and cousins all of which are boys

u/minisnoo · 7 pointsr/Mommit

The Care and Keeping of You was recommended to me.

u/MetalJunkie101 · 7 pointsr/funny

I'm not trying to ruin the funny, but this is definitely the saddest book ever published.

u/gravityfail · 7 pointsr/redditgetsdrawn

"I'll love you forever

I'll like you for always

As long as you're living

My baby you'll be."

It's from I'll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. It's a story of a mother who sings that to her son at different stages of his life.

u/atomofconsumption · 7 pointsr/AskReddit
u/canyouhearme · 7 pointsr/atheism

In a week when many have been sacked by the White House, sit back and take a journey through the mind of the one person Trump can't sack.

Complete with the opportunity to really annoy the religious lowlife via a children's book.

Get yours here.

u/hammadurb · 7 pointsr/Portland

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

u/igotgame911 · 7 pointsr/politics

yeah you can find it here

u/JFar2012 · 7 pointsr/learnpython

I can vouch Python Crash Course. It touches on everything per chapter and has some pretty awesome projects at the end. Definitely worth checking out.

u/Wetbung · 7 pointsr/Atlanta
u/golfmade · 7 pointsr/pics

Great book indeed.

u/lavender_ · 7 pointsr/Teachers

You should also pick up Fred Korematsu Speaks Up some of my fellow grad students literally did not know about Japanese internment camps in the US. :'(

For the holocaust unit we did when I was in grade school, we read the Diary of Anne Frank.

I also read Number the Stars as a kid and here's a Teacher's Companion for it.

All the Light We Cannot See is also a really good book and gives the view points of two very different people. The Book Thief is also really really good.

u/homedude · 7 pointsr/booksuggestions

Try The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

It's a YA book but it has been enjoyed by countless adults. It's easy but interesting and has a somewhat unique method of narration. It will give you plenty to think about on a couple of different subjects.

u/nanaki5282 · 7 pointsr/books
u/Szyz · 7 pointsr/funny

There's a book about this. It's hella funny.

u/mrns · 7 pointsr/pics

Spanish version: , some of the character generation ideas have been reused.

Looks like there is a new version around, it's been honorably added to my wish list.

u/leemur · 7 pointsr/AskScienceDiscussion

Firstly, fucking adorable.

Secondly, buy her this:

u/grahamiam · 7 pointsr/books

While this is aimed more at children, it's a fantastic guide and it's illustrated:

u/tom-dickson · 6 pointsr/Catholicism

Yup, I read a good book on the post-Vatican reforms, you might like it.

u/Disintiorde · 6 pointsr/booksuggestions
u/blue_bumblebee · 6 pointsr/books

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. ( I stumbled upon it in the Library and I couldn't put it down. It's a YA book, but it's absolutely amazing.

u/autophage · 6 pointsr/postapocalyptic
would be my guess? I think the TV thing sounds familiar from Motel of Mysteries, but it's been a while since I read it.

u/my_own_wakawaka · 6 pointsr/
u/allmymoneygoestokpop · 6 pointsr/Art
u/TheNonCompliant · 6 pointsr/gifs

Been really into finding nostalgic recipes recently so wanted to point out that there’s a Redwall Cookbook by Jacques, along with such online collections as the Kitchen.

Edit: had to add one of the few recipes that contain meat - Grayling à la Redwall

u/shmoopie313 · 6 pointsr/books

There is a cookbook. It's awesome. I haven't made everything yet, but the Shrimp n Hotroot soup is just as wonderful as I always imagined it. Next up is Deeper n' Ever Pie :)

Edited to add the link...

u/travelinghobbit · 6 pointsr/recipes

You want this book, my friend.

u/pb_and_jj · 6 pointsr/suggestmeabook

What about mythology? D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths is a classic.

u/puh-tey-toh · 6 pointsr/learnpython

This summer I'm going to be doing the MIT EDx course mentioned above after going thru the book "Python Crash Course".

u/MeowtainBabe · 6 pointsr/Mommit

There is an American Girl book called Taking Care of You. You can find it on Amazon, at Books a Million, or Barnes and Noble.

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition (Ame...

u/PanicAtTheCostco · 6 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I seriously cannot recommend this book enough, The Care and Keeping of You. It was a great reference and information source for me when I was growing up. Completely age-appropriate for 10 year old girls; that's when I was given a copy by my mum. She let me check it out and then told me that she'd be happy to talk about anything that was in it. Very low pressure, puts the control in your kid's hands :)

There are also two versions, one for younger girls (8-10ish) and one for young teenagers (12+). They address personal hygiene, development, periods, etc. in a very straightforward and positive way.

u/MilesGates · 6 pointsr/pics

Well, there is a book called "All cats have Aspergers Syndrome" and another called "All Dogs have ADHD"

u/RoundSparrow · 6 pointsr/pics

> People require different amounts of socialization (the ones who do absolutely zero socialization...well it's not pretty).


u/AuntieChiChi · 6 pointsr/aspergers

My son is 9. We told him last year because he wanted to know why he was seeing his other doctor so much (because the school wouldn't get off our case until we had a diagnosis. Until we got it, we knew already, but had no need for it to be formal).

I got a book called "all cats have aspergers". It's a picture book and it's for kids, but it's really cute and it got the idea across in a simple way.

If you have a decent relationship with him and can talk to him about other things, I say go for it. If not, then maybe find a way to work it into a conversation. We made sure to clarify for our son that this diagnosis was not his end-all excuse for his behavior (when it was bad), nor was it something that he had to view as something "bad"....but rather, it was an explanation for those questions like "why am i different/why do i think/see things so differently" or "why do we have to go about things differently than so&so"...

I hope that helps and I wish you the best of luck. After the initial fun of saying Ass-Burgers, my kid has mostly forgotten about it and just does his thing.

u/cakeisatruth · 6 pointsr/autism
  • All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome - just explain that Asperger's is an older name for autism.

  • My Best Friend Will is very sweet.

  • Since We're Friends is good but not great.

    I would really recommend you to preview any books you're going to give him. Unfortunately, a lot of books take the tone of, "Autism is a big problem, because autistics can't do X, Y, or Z, and that makes me sad and embarrassed." Make sure he knows that all autistic people have different abilities, and it isn't a bad thing. He's more likely to be understanding if he gets that there's a reason his brother acts differently.
u/jolanar · 6 pointsr/OneY
u/honging · 6 pointsr/Sneakers

Damn dude I gotta buy everybody a copy of Everyone Poops (Turtleback Binding Edition)

u/TheWardCleaver · 6 pointsr/consulting

Everyone Poops

Buy it here

u/Ed_The_Goldfish · 6 pointsr/specializedtools

Dude, you're the one who pointed out it was niche.

I have no idea if that was in my library, my library has thousands of books.

Didn't you have this in your library?

u/ally-saurus · 6 pointsr/Parenting

6 is a pretty common age for having questions about these things! Don't worry.

My stepson started asking me questions when he was late 6 and early 7. He went with a more direct route - he just asked how babies get in the mommy's tummy - and I was very casual and upfront about it. My parents were very open with me and they basically answered any question we had, from "how does the sperm get to the egg" when we were little to "what's a blowjob" and "what's an orgasm" when we were in middle school. So I just did the same - I answered his questions without being silly or embarrassed and let the conversation grow from there. (Some of this I am c/p-ing from a previous thread because it's long, sorry!)

I never had "the talk" as a kid and have not gone that way as a parent. My basic philosophy - which was also my parents' - is that if you ask a question, you get an answer. That answer is accurate and true, but not necessarily completely comprehensive. When my stepson asked, "What makes a baby?" I talked about sperm, and eggs, and how the daddy has the sperm and the mommy has the egg, and when the two meet, it is the beginning of a baby. He then asked how the two meet, so I talked about penises and vaginas, said the man and woman get so close to each other that the penis goes into the vagina, and the sperm come from the penis and travels to the egg, etc. After that he surprised me by going a completely different route and asking about the word "sexy" and if what people mean when they say "sexy" is that they want to have a baby, and I said it can be really confusing, because lots of times people don't use the right word for what they really mean. Like, in songs, people sometimes say "sexy" when they mean "pretty" or "smart," or if someone says a car looks really sexy, they obviously don't want to have a baby with a car - they mean it looks really cool. We thought of some times that people have used the word sexy and brainstormed words we thought they might have been able to use instead, to be more clear. etc.

Some weeks later he heard someone talking about an accidental pregnancy in a TV plot and he asked how you could accidentally get pregnant. I said that people don't only have sex to make a baby - sex also feels good and that it is something that grown-ups do when they love each other very much, sort of like a very intense and intimate way of hugging someone. And so sometimes people have sex even if they don't mean to have a baby, but sex can always lead to a baby, and that's why it's important to not have sex until you are really a grown-up and you have met someone you love very much.

That sort of thing. I find that answering the question but not necessarily going in with complete and total disclosure from the get-go opens the door for a more conversational tone - an ask-and-answer format rather than a one-directional monologue - and also lets the kid decide how far the talk goes. Basically I leave room for silence and reflection in the conversation, instead of just filing the awkward space with more words. I think that few kids who ask where babies come from are necessarily interested in hearing about orgasms, accidents, birth control, STIs, whatever. Like, after I explained sex, I honestly never would have even thought to talk about the word "sexy" and its various uses in pop culture, but OF COURSE that was something my stepson already had a budding familiarity with, and so of course he was fitting this new information - what sex actually means - into that context. If I had just done a Wikipedia monologue he might never have gotten a chance in the rhythm of the conversation to ask about the word "sexy," and we never would have had that super awesome talk. For that reason I can't imagine just having "a talk" - I think that kids start being ready to hear some of this stuff so young, and then are ready to hear other parts so much later, that I can't imagine talking about it all at once - it would be way to early or way too late either way, and just miss the point entirely one way or the other. Usually in my experience if they are ready for more information, they will innately hear that my explanation only answers their question by making them think of more questions, and they will prompt me to keep going by asking the next question. If they do not "hear" the next question in themselves - the next how or why - then I usually figure that they are just not at that point yet. Sometimes I prompt it a little bit if I sense that they may be shy but if they don't bite I usually let it be.

This all, of course, relies heavily on the fact that your kid will ask you and not just google. To initiate the conversation yourself and prompt questions, books can be great. I am a huge fan of It's Not The Stork, which explains everything accurately - from bodies, to girls/boys, to puberty, to boys/men and girls/women, to sex, to fertilization, to gestation, to birth. There is also a section on adoption and non-traditional families, and a section on good/bad touches. It is not silly but it is also not clinical or embarrassing; it is illustrated but not dumb or condescending. It's actually the first of a three-part collection - the next two books are aimed at older children and have more detailed information - but this one is written for kids as young as 4 and IMO is totally appropriate for kids that young so it's a good one to start with.

We also have A Child Is Born, which has some truly amazing pictures of embryos and unborn babies at various stages of gestation. My step-son's interest in sex came heavily from a baby-interested place - sex, bodies, etc were just the explanation, for him - so this book is a total favorite; if your son is coming more from a body-curiosity place it may not be as relevant to him, but I know that the book gets a lot of flipping-through in our home so it's worth considering. It also has some pictures of the women that the babies are growing in, which can help contextualize the "boobies" that your son may be curious about.

When it comes to "tough questions," whatever they are, I try to always control my reaction and make it a casual conversation. No stammering, pet names, giggling, etc. We joke sometimes but only if it's a joke we would normally make - I mean, like, no laughing as you're explaining it, but also don't just turn into a robot. It's surprisingly easy and liberating to talk to a kid frankly about sex and bodies, I think, because a lot of times once they sense that you are not embarrassed to answer, they are not embarrassed to ask, and that can be a really sweet thing to see.

u/DonutPlains · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps
u/Eternally_Blue · 6 pointsr/Parenting

When my son began asking questions about sex (around age 4) I read It's Not the Stork to him. We took our time and went through it over the course of about a week. I answered any questions he had as honestly as possible. I didn't volunteer anymore information than what was covered in the book. I found that that was enough for his curiosity, which is totally normal for children to be curious about BTW.

When he was a few years older I started reading the next book in the series with him, It's So Amazing. That book goes into more detail about the science of conceiving and I found it to be a little too mature for him, so we re-read It's Not the Stork as a refresher and I'll wait a year or so to try again with the second one.

Sex is confusing and it's only natural for children to have questions. They need to be told the correct names for their body parts and be aware that sex is only for adults. This will help in protecting them against sexual abuse.

I'm also surprised that you're only now realizing little boys get erections. Of course he enjoys playing with an it, it feels funny in a good way! He needs to know that is completely normal but only to be done in private.

Good luck to you!

edit to fix broken link

u/andyflip · 6 pointsr/AskTrollX

(after following /u/whyihatepink's advice) If you'd rather go the book route, we got the version of this for young kids (5ish) and it was great.

u/_Keep_on_Keeping_on_ · 6 pointsr/stepparents

Can I add another book recommendation? We gave a book called It's perfectly normal to SS around the time he was 12. DH have him an overview on what it was about and said he can flip through it, do some reading and feel free to discuss anything. This book literally covers everything you can imagine. I wish I had something like this when I was growing up honestly because I had a lot of questions. Sue Johanson (from the Sunday night sex show) was my guide when I was in high school, that sassy no bullshit old lady is the bomb!

u/CrazyAtWar · 6 pointsr/Parenting

Maybe not what you are looking for exactly but another good one:

It's Perfectly Normal

u/RShnike · 6 pointsr/math

Paulos is pretty good. He has some other good books too.

I've read and can recommend Innumeracy and AMPtSM as quick bedtime reading or to mathematical laymen.

u/crashbundicoot · 6 pointsr/videos

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike (Unofficial Cookbook)

This exists in case you didn't know :)

u/curlycue · 6 pointsr/LosAngeles

Aight girl-

Foreign Cuisine-
How to Eataly - Oscar Farinetti - We made the most AMAZING brisket meatballs and a super simple yet completely delicious red sauce out of this book
Around My French Table - Dorie Greenspan - Where the Cornish hens and gougeres came from.
Real Korean Cooking - Maangchi - Korean Fried Chicken. We've made them twice now because they're so good and can't wait to do more.
Mexican Everyday - Rick Bayless - Learned how to make perfect guac from this book and so far we've made these v tasty chorizo/mushroom/potato tacos. The recipe is SO cheap and SO voluminous that we had it as a taco filling, a quesadilla filling, and we're making a hash with it for brunch this morning.
Every Grain of Rice - Fuchsia Dunlop - We haven't tried anything out of here yet but there are sooooo many good-looking recipes in here.
Entice with Spice - Shubhra Ramineni - Likewise, haven't made anything out of here yet but looking forward to trying it all out soon.
Jack's Wife Freda - Dean & Maya Jankelowitz - This is actually a book from a restaurant that my fiance and I LOVED when we last visited NYC. It's got a lot of fusion recipes. Mediterranean/Israeli/South African/etc. Really unique flavors and also v comfort-food based. We're making rosewater waffles out of this book tomorrow!

Rose's Baking Basics - Rose Levy Barenbaum - This book is incredible. She has tons and tons of step-by-step photos which is SUPER helpful. We made the dark chocolate caramel tart out of this book, but pretty much everything in here looks amazing.
Modern Baking - Donna Hay - I mean... There is some INSANELY decadent looking stuff in here. We haven't tried any of these recipes yet but I can't wait to!

Cook Like a Pro - Ina Garten - It was really hard to pick just one Ina book but I liked most of the recipes in this one. She has this ridic recipe for a dijon mustard chicken that is INCREDIBLE. Also, this bitch knows how to cook some veggies. Big fan of this one.
The Food Lab - /u/j_kenji_lopez-alt - I just love this guy, tbh. We've made a really fantastic beef tenderloin out of this book and an incredible red wine sauce to go with it and of course, his famous roasted potatoes which are now my holy grail recipe for roasted potatoes. This book is like a science textbook only instead of boring stuff it's FOOD science, which is my favorite kind.

Those were all the ones we purchased ourselves (though technically Eataly was a gift BUT we love it and plan to use it often.) We have other cookbooks in our stable that we've received as gifts, which is what resulted in my fiance and I deciding we wanted to embark on this journey. We kept being given cookbooks and never doing anything with them. But man, do people love it when you send them pics of stuff you cooked out of a book they gave you. If people give you cookbooks, use them!! It will make their day to see it's being used. Here's what else is on our cookbook shelf-

The Forest Feast Gatherings - Erin Gleeson - This is a vegetarian book my fiance's mom gave us a few years ago for Christmas. We have a bunch of veggie friends (and friends with a lot of different allergies) so we turn to this book to have a few things that are edible by all of them when we have them over, as we often do. This book has a really delicious salad that has pomegranate seeds, pear, and hazelnut that is out of this world good. I also got my HG salad dressing from this book.
The Salad Bowl - Nicola Graimes - Another gift from my fiance's mom. Is she trying to tell us something?? Honestly haven't looked much into this book yet but it sure is pretty.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook - Dinah Bucholz - This was a gift from the assistant in my office. Everyone in my office knows me as the Harry Potter girl because I have a lightning bolt tattoo, haha. We haven't made anything out of this yet, but we probably will have some sort of epic feast with recipes from this book when GoT starts back up later this year.
Talk About Good - Louisiana Lafayette Junior League - My boss gave this to my fiance and I as part of an engagement gift. My fiance went to school in New Orleans. It's primarily New Orleansian/Cajun food. Haven't made anything out of it yet, but we are looking forward to it.

And that's what's on our cookbook shelf for now.

edit also omg thanks for the gold!! <3

u/AgentSmithRadio · 5 pointsr/Christianity

Everyone Poops.

I am not aware of any serious Christian line of theological discussion which has pursued this topic. It's kinda just a given of the human condition and given that Jesus was fully human (and fully God), he would have pooped. He also ate, drank and breathed. They're all givens.

u/speaks_in_redundancy · 5 pointsr/news
u/batj00 · 5 pointsr/tipofmytongue
u/ebow77 · 5 pointsr/LateShow

When he showed pages from the "book" a few days ago I was hoping they'd really publish it! Gotta keep up with Last Week Tonight!

u/enteleform · 5 pointsr/Python

As mentioned, Automate The Boring Stuff With Python is a great resource.  (it's also available as a Book)

Additionally, I'd recommend Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming.

u/Dark_Green_Blanket · 5 pointsr/funny
u/waterbottlesavage · 5 pointsr/aspiememes

This is the premise for a children's book that explains ASD.

u/AtomicKittensAttack · 5 pointsr/vaxxhappened

Oh yes because all cats have autism!

Seriously, who the heck calls their cat autistic? Your cat can’t talk to you? Oh no your cat is non verbal! Your cat is autistic!

u/WeirdChickenLady · 5 pointsr/vaxxhappened

Isn’t an autistic dog just a cat? 🤔

Source: All Cats Have Aspergers

u/anotheregomaniac · 5 pointsr/aww

Check out the book ["All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome" by Kathy Hoopman] ( I gave a copy to my daughter who cares for an autistic young adult and they both loved it.

u/ThidwickTBHM · 5 pointsr/DeadBedrooms

I can share my experience, though I'm not sure if it will reinforce your position or not.

I, an emotionally stunted individual because of massive abuse suffered as a child, was in the habit of laying my self-esteem and approval at the feet of my wife. If she didn't like me, then I felt like shit. If she rejected me, I felt like shit.

If I was feeling like shit, then I acted like shit, which led her to find me repellent, therefore she would continue rejecting me. Which made me feel like shit...

Kind of like If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, only psychotic.

After far too long, and a potentially unrecoverable marital bed, I finally snapped out of it, and realized that the only person who was responsible for my self-esteem was me. And as it turns out, I kind of like myself.

So, now I'm taking time for myself: recovering neglected friendships, getting into the best shape of my life, learning new hobbies, and practicing old ones. Problem is, these things are all independent of her, and the gulf between us grows day by day.

u/kearneycation · 5 pointsr/funny

Read the Tao of Pooh. It goes over the various roles of each character and how their flaws reveal their inability to be happy, meanwhile, Pooh's ignorance is blissful.

u/Odd_Bunsen · 5 pointsr/pics
u/Backstop · 5 pointsr/offbeat

The Motel of the Mysteries theory of archeology.

u/reddilada · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

Get a copy of The Way Things Work and pretend you're on wikipedia.

u/mariposamariposa · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

National Geographic's Big Book of Why is good. They also have other great science books. So it Time's Big Book of How.

Time, National Geographic and other companies do kid's almanacs that are great. My kid and his friends still devour them.

The Magic Schoolbus books are a good place to start.

Girls Think of Everything is a great book on women inventors.

The Way Things Work is great.

Sick Science Kits are neat. But I think younger kids might need a little oversight.

u/BoomFrog · 5 pointsr/Parenting

As a kid at that age I loved, "The way things work".

u/MT_Lightning · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

There are lots of chemistry sets out there. Also, the toy rockets that you build and launch - tons of different kits with different difficulty levels.

Oh, and I always liked these books - The Way Things Work and The New Way Things Work

u/electricspirit · 5 pointsr/booksuggestions

My dad used to read this to me as a kid and I loved it.

u/ryanmercer · 5 pointsr/druidism

(I prefer Druidry to Druidism, rolls off the tongue better).

Yes, you can do whatever you want. It's a belief system, a way of life, it is not Ikea plans. There is no right or wrong when it comes to someone's beliefs :)

As far as 'a certain ancestry', I assume you mean people of northern European descent claiming only they can be Asatru?

Look, here's the thing. Any neo-pagan religion is reconstructionist. Fact is there is very very little documentation of non-Abrahamic religions in Europe from the middle ages and previously. Even Greco-Roman religious practices and customs are largely speculative and taken from recorded myth and legend. For the most part 'pagan' religious weren't even very organized and beliefs could vary wildly from group to group, region to region, decade to decade.

I recommend you read the various myths and legends of all European cultures and even the Greco-Roman ones. You'll see a lot of recurring themes, the names of the heroes and deities will change but you see the same stories over and over.

Look at Thor vs Perun. Zeus vs Jupiter. Hel vs Prosperina vs Persephone. Hell look at the native tribes of North America, you'll see a dozen or more versions of Coyote.

Do what feels right to you, and don't be afraid to drift. But first, really dive into the source material for the deities we know about. I'll edit this post shortly with some things to start with.



u/officemonkey · 5 pointsr/booksuggestions

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths was one of my favorite books when I was in fifth and sixth grade.

I bought the book when I was an adult and it was just as good as I remember.

u/thisperson · 5 pointsr/atheism

One birthday present I will always remember is a book on Greek mythology, given to me by a family friend when I turned twelve and was going through my "I'm a good little Christian boy" phase (while still being interested in both science fact and fiction). I was immediately hooked. To me, the Greek myths were just like more sci-fi. I remember this family friend being atheist, and to this day can't help but think she was planting some intellectual seeds by giving me that book. I distinctly remember one day reading the mythology book for awhile and then switching to the Bible, and suddenly having an inkling--which I quickly quashed--that Jehovah seemed at least as arbitrary, if not more so than Zeuss. That may even have been the initial seed of my de-conversion.

u/parityprat · 5 pointsr/harrypotter

I don't know where my used copies are, but I'd be happy to buy a paperback set for them. (

Can you set up a wishlist or something so that I can have it sent it directly there?

I'd also like some sort of verification that you actually do work with impoverished kids, if it wouldn't be too bothersome. :)

u/Starcrossedbuns · 5 pointsr/eroticauthors

The terms are from traditional print publishing.

Collection: pieces by the same author collected from other publications

Anthology: pieces by different authors

Bundle: Those used to be the plastic or paper wrapped sets of paperbacks or hardbacks that were sold as bargains. They are always discounted from the price of the books separately. They could be either the same author or different ones. You can still see them in bookstores and grocery stores.

Box Set: These are gift sets. They are sometimes aren't discounted depending on the material used to make the books. The book can be in paper, cloth, leather, special bindings, hardcover, QP, or mass market. The books come in a slip case to either better display the books like the Harry Potter gift sets or protect them in the case of expensive art or folio books like from Taschen.



u/AssumeIveNever · 5 pointsr/Marvel
u/ignorantConservative · 5 pointsr/unpopularopinion

May I suggest this for some light reading?

u/xandr00 · 5 pointsr/booksuggestions

Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi

ISBN-10: 0613685725

ISBN-13: 978-0613685726

Unfortunately I couldn't find a Kindle version. This shook my core. Once I found out that girls, in fact, do poop I was never the same again.

u/DavidRFZ · 5 pointsr/MapPorn

Somebody does not like Nancy Pelosi and has not read this classic book.

u/emfrank · 5 pointsr/IncelTears

Perhaps their parents never bought this book...

Edit typo - nevery is not a word.

u/cos_caustic · 5 pointsr/AskScienceFiction

Really you're just asking who the most powerful character in fiction is, since, as we all know...

u/WorkWork · 5 pointsr/books

The Magic School Bus
series of books are amazing for scientific concepts broken down in a way kids can understand.

Aesop's Fables awesome collection of stories that teach good values/morals like hard work, honesty, kindness, patience, etc.

The Stinky Cheese Man collection of weird fairy tales that's sure to challenge expectations and result in lots of laughs at its funny and ridiculous stories.

Hopefully you find these suitable! Kid's being introduced to literature and especially the variety contained over the many genres and styles of books is such a critical and I think undervalued thing. My mom used to read me and my brother's to sleep every night as children and the early out of school contact with books really instilled a sense of wonder in me that expanded my imagination which lead to wanting to read and learn about everything. So much so that a grade school teacher of mine at one point had to sit my parents down to explain that she was concerned about my rushing through class work in order to read books I brought to school or checked out from the library.

u/fu_king · 5 pointsr/Parenting

I was eyeballing this book just earlier today.

u/buggiegirl · 5 pointsr/Parenting

My kids are via IVF so I have a super easy out ("The doctor took a bit of daddy and a bit of mommy and made you, you grew in a little dish for a while, then the doctor put you inside mommy's belly!"), but this book has been recommended to me over and over:

u/jamiejew · 5 pointsr/Parenting

It depends on the 8 year old. I wouldn't say specifics of intercourse are inappropriate because it's basic biology. It's science! This book may help you out as well as this one. They offer very frank, honest, and educational information and it also gives your 8 year old something to look through on his own as well as alongside you. They're great teaching tools.

u/purplebarefoot · 5 pointsr/Parenting

It's Not the Stork!

Good book. I read it with my 4 year old.

u/marywaterdragon · 5 pointsr/bisexual

I did that to my parents, too. I remember asking my mother how she masturbates, and that's when she finally said, "No, that's too personal."

Here is a book that helped me so much as a 4th grader, that I got the new edition for my 10-year-old niece:

(I also got the 4yo version for my toddler! It comes in handy when he wants to learn about my vulva. "Well, honey, we aren't gonna look at mommy's, but there are drawings in your book, let's go look at those.")

If you don't provide the right knowledge, someone else will provide the wrong knowledge. Your child is lucky to have you. <3

u/oooooh_kay · 5 pointsr/exmormon

I got my daughters 2 books - they're for different age ranges but they introduce "the birds and the bees" well (with a silly cartoon bird and bee, who have different interest and comfort levels with discussing everything).

It's So Amazing (recommended for ages 7-10) and It's Perfectly Normal (for ages 10 and up)

u/peace-monger · 5 pointsr/Parenting

That book is meant for younger kids, but there are two additional books written by the same authors aimed at older kids It's so amazing! for 7-10 year olds, and It's perfectly normal for 10 and up.

u/legotech · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Harry Potter! ALL of them!

u/ADumbButCleverName · 4 pointsr/blogsnark

That just seems like such a waste of energy to me! Everybody poops!

u/stackshotbill · 4 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Just own it man, you're in there to drop heat like the rest of us.

Also, this might help you with your troubles

u/AnomalousAvocado · 4 pointsr/Wellthatsucks

You didn't get the sequel, Everyone Poops?

u/zarook · 4 pointsr/Cumberbitches
u/twinkling_star · 4 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

To heck with that. Put a copy of this in every stall:

u/mckeefner · 4 pointsr/pettyrevenge
u/BossOfTheGame · 4 pointsr/aspergers

Not a science book, but I'm going to strongly recomend The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. This was one of my favorite books as a kid.

As for science, I totally agree with The Way Things Work and Bill Nye.

u/onebittercritter · 4 pointsr/Parenting

This is a good answer, I just want to add that the book It's Not the Stork is a great age-appropriate tool to use when having the talk.

u/zerobeat · 4 pointsr/Parenting

You get this book and read it to them. Worked really well for my five year old.

u/kg51 · 4 pointsr/Parenting

We have What's the Big Secret and my 4.5 year old loves it. There's also It's Not the Stork, though I haven't read that one personally. I have The Care and Keeping of You saved for when she's older...not sure how much it covers where babies come from, though it felt related enough to bring up here :) We just go for honest age-appropriate answers to questions--trying not to give TOO much information and just answering what was asked (which is hard).

Edit to add: We also use proper anatomy terms. She knows she has a vulva, boys have a penis, dads have the sperm, mom has the egg, babies grow in the uterus. She also knows about fallopian tubes and vas deferens, but gets them mixed up, which I find hilarious.

u/Copterwaffle · 4 pointsr/fosterit

Honestly, maybe just talk to him about it being natural to want to look at porn (as you have) but also explain that it's very rude to do it on other people's devices and explain the issues of viruses/pop-ups. Then I'd have a quick talk about how porn portrays sex being unrealistic/respecting women and partners etc., and just tell him if he wants to look at porn it's fine but he should keep that all in mind and do it in private and only go to trusted websites (maybe show him a few, explain that he should never actively download anything, that he should use adblockers, that he should never give out a phone number or credit card numbers to access porn as that will charge money).

I think that it would be okay to change your phone password (and tell him you are doing that so he is not tempted to use someone elses' phone again) but adding locks on your doors and cameras seems really extreme and to me sends the message that you don't trust him to modify his behavior or control himself. It also seems like an invasion of his privacy and not the right way to send a message about respecting others' privacy. Would you have liked to know that your parents used cameras to watch you? A white noise machine seems ideal if you want to keep your sex quieter, though. Honestly, I grew up in a small house and had to hear my parents have sex, so he might be hearing it whether he wants to or not.

A few mags might be okay, but maybe he should just have the chance to have some private internet time now and again on a device that has good anti-virus software. You can teach him how to clear his browser history or use incognito mode as well to protect his own privacy. Also, maybe he is into men and doesn't want to look at female models, and if that's the case, giving him those mags will alienate him further. If he has some free reign to find his own porn then you avoid that.

The author Robie Harris has some GREAT books that vary by developmental stage that address sexual health and reproduction issues; I believe "It's Perfectly Normal" is the one that addresses masturbation in a really healthy way.

u/piranhamoose25 · 4 pointsr/skeptic

> Mathematical literacy is more important than the typical person things.

The way you phrased that reminded me of Innumeracy by John Allen Paulos, which is a great book on these types of things.

u/zxcdw · 4 pointsr/UkrainianConflict

There's a whole book written about the subject, Innumeracy. Lots and lots of people don't understand numbers and how to interpret them, leading to all sorts of weird things.

A good read, from cover to cover.

u/ladymagglz · 4 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I was also an early bloomer, and grew pubic and underarm hair around her age, although didn’t menstruate until 11 or 12. I was especially sensitive and embarrassed about it, since my 2 closest friends were years behind that. Three things come to mind:

  • I’m sure it’s only a little bit of hair and will be that way for a while, so there shouldn’t be any issues with bikini lines this summer, or maybe next summer, but keep an eye out for it. My mom bought me full coverage boy short bikini bottoms, which were popular at the time, and it covered everything. For gymnastics and swim team, my mom helped me use Nair a few times since I wasn’t shaving my legs yet and wasn’t comfortable with a razor. Luckily it takes a few years for it to grow into your bikini line though.

  • Underarm hair will be arriving soon, if not already. I was especially fortunate to have black underarm hair even though I was blonde everywhere else. It was even hard to hide in winter because of gymnastics so I switched to long sleeve leotards. For the summer months, my mother would cut it using small cuticle scissors in the bathroom. Then I used nair until I was ready to shave. Body odor sticks to hair so make sure she’s aware of that.

  • Start thinking about switching to a female pediatrician if you don’t already have one. I was much more comfortable talking with my doctor when I switched from an old man to a younger female doctor.

    Writing this, I’m realizing how well my mom handled this situation. At that age I was very sensitive and my biggest fear was that I was growing up and leaving my friends behind. I felt left out of being a kid. “Why me,” kind of questions. My mom said everything was secret between her and I and she wouldn’t tell anyone -even my aunts, my dad, or my brother.

    The book, The Care and Keeping of You is great. I liked to be able to have a book to look through and learn without being embarrassed. This was before internet.

    Lastly, one thing that helped me embrace my changing body was a skincare routine. I loved having all my products. It was just face wash and moisturizer, but it made me feel super cool. Try something gentle like Cetaphil or Cerave, and nothing that says “acne” if she doesn’t need it.

u/deceasedhusband · 4 pointsr/MaliciousCompliance

Sounds like you're doing good. Definitely better to start earlier rather than later with these talks. My dad always used technical terms for body parts with me (penis, vagina, etc.) and answered all my questions in a matter of fact and age appropriate manner.

I've also heard good things from this book though it came out after I grew up so I've never actually read it:

u/Shubniggurat · 4 pointsr/aspergers

Cats. Seriously. Your cat sounds like a terror, and that happens sometimes. It's more likely to happen with re-homed adult cats, because they don't bond well with their new owner. I would tend to recommend a kitten, around 10 weeks old. (Alternately, if could have been trying to play with you; some people teach cats to play too roughly as kittens, and are then distressed when the behaviour continues as adults.) You also have to learn what cats, and your cat in particular, does, and does not, like. Four of my seven cats hate being held, but love perching on my shoulder while I walk around. (I often have small punctures from their claws.) One is half-feral, and barely tolerates being touched at all, but likes being in the same room, and within 2' of me. (He will bite, but not nearly as hard as he used to.) Something to remember with cats is that they mostly use body position and tails to communicate with each other, so you have to consciously learn what they're saying to you. Oh, and direct eye contact is considered aggressive and a sign of dominance in cats.

If you decide to give a cat another try, look for cat breeds that are generally considered both docile and affectionate; a Ragdoll would be a great choice (as long as you keep up on brushing).

u/dangerous_beans · 4 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

> I'll point out to my male friends and say something like, "See that chick? She's pretty hot right? She's got fresh poo-bits down there right now."

Everyone Poops.

u/emmster · 4 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Aww, some of these guys apparently missed Everyone Poops.

Birds do it, bees do it, little kids with bended knees do it... Even girls do it.

u/oconostota · 4 pointsr/politics
u/potterarchy · 4 pointsr/harrypotter

You may enjoy this. ;)

Or this! Or this, or this, or this! :)

u/Freyja_Dragon · 4 pointsr/harrypotter

Hi Pendred!

Your idea is quite thoughtful, and man are there alot of elements to your plan!

While reading your post I wondered if this might work for the scavenger hunt:

Have seven professors write the letters for the hunt. (Dumbledore, McGonagal, Snape, Flitwick, Sprout, Firenze, and Lupin. There;s other professors that would work too, but these are just my personal top seven.)

Maybe have each item being found for each letter, be one of the Horcruxes. You could get a cool old gold thing for the Hufflepuff, a wicked ring, a diadem that your lady could actually wear, a black diary, etc. (Goodwill & other thrift stores are your friend,)

Personally, as a fan of the series since childhood, I always wanted to go on a horcrux hunting quest. That might be a fun thing for your lady too!

SNACKS! Great idea. There is an unofficial Harry Potter Cook Book to help you with that. Homemade butter bear is amazing!

Also what do you think about the theme park in Orlando?
Many Potter fans are dying to visit there, who knows maybe it would be a cool place to go?

Oh and I have one last idea. Based on the list you made, I see a format that might fit your event.

  1. Scavenger hunt
  2. Wizarding World Dinner!
  3. Super Awesome Proposal Time.

    Good luck with your planning!
    I took interest in your post, because its can be fun to plan such nerdy, personal surprises for your loved one. For example, I recently did a Mars/Constellations space theme thing for my boyfriend. Totally worth the effort! ^_^

u/zombiiee · 4 pointsr/harrypotter

There is actually an unofficial Harry Potter cookbook out there. It is available in most book stores and on Amazon :-)

Harry Potter Recipes

u/MELLLLLYMEL · 4 pointsr/politics

If they do turn gay, I just read a great new book about acceptance. I suggest A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo for every bunny who has ever felt different.

u/ehmatthes · 4 pointsr/IAmA

I had a copy of the Rand McNally road atlas that lost its cover early on. I used that a lot in the winter when I was planning the next summer's ride. But most of the time I'd just carry a paper map of the state I was in. I'd pick out where I wanted to end up on the other side of the state, and find the smallest roads that would get me there in a reasonably direct route. But I was also really flexible about listening to recommendations for less-traveled roads from local people. Some of the routes were pretty indirect across some states, especially in mountainous areas.

I'm not sure what I'll do on my next trip. I really like the idea of not knowing what I'll see until I get there. I love looking at Google Earth from home, but I don't want to start a habit of looking at Google Earth every night in a tent and knowing exactly what to expect the next day.

I taught middle school math and science before and in between these trips. I moved to Alaska shortly after the long trip, and I switched to high school once I moved here. I teach in a small alternative school, so I get to teach a little of everything at times. After living closely with bears on a bicycle, there's not too many things that rattle me when working with difficult students. I still teach, and I'll continue teaching for the foreseeable future. I did write an introductory programming book that's doing really well, so I may end up with a second career as a full-time author before too long. That book is Python Crash Course, which has almost 50,000 copies in print and has been translated into six other languages. Even if I retire from teaching to focus more on writing, I'll still go back and co-teach some classes at times.

u/crimeo · 4 pointsr/DebateReligion

> But this doesn't explain why the infinite cycle of universes exists rather than not--and that's what we're looking to do.

  1. There does not need to be a reason.

  2. Even if you think there does need to be a reason, adding a god into the equation, exactly analogous to the above argument, does not actually solve the problem at all--it only pushes it one step back (why a god rather than not?), while simultaneously adding extra complexity and reducing elegance for no benefit.

    > increased explanatory power ... Likewise, the theist is proposing that divine attributes give us a way of explaining why the universe is the particular way it is.

    You explained what caused one thing, but then opened up a new question about what caused the other thing you just hypothesized.

    X, and (Why X vs not-X ?)

    is now

    Y --> X, and (Why Y vs not-Y ?)

    You have just as many question marks / things still to explain as you started with, so you've gotten nowhere. Yet you've also added complexity.

    Lose-lose. (Or neutral-lose, I suppose)

    Again, you've merely pushed your problems back one step for no reason.

    Same concept as:
u/copopeJ · 4 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Benjamin Hoff - [The Tao of Pooh] (

It's a great explanation of Taoism through Winnie the Pooh. The Taoism and spirituality isn't watered down at all, despite the usage of Pooh as metaphor.

u/KariQuiteContrary · 4 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I know some of these have already been mentioned, so just consider this a second vote for those titles. Also, my list skews heavily towards sci-fi/fantasy, because that is what I tend to read the most of.

By women, featuring female protagonists:

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

The Female Man by Joanna Russ

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day (It's not entirely fair to characterize this as a book about women; it's really a set of interconnected stories featuring both male and female characters. On the other hand, many of the most memorable characters, IMO, are women, so I'm filing it in this category anyway. So there!)

The Protector of the Small Quartet by Tamora Pierce, beginning with First Test (Really, anything by Tamora Pierce would fit the bill here. They're young adult novels, so they're quick reads, but they're enjoyable and have wonderful, strong, realistic female protagonists.)

These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer (Heyer wrote really fun, enjoyable romances, typically set in the Regency period, though These Old Shades is actually Georgian. This one is probably my favorite, but they're really all quite wonderful. Not super heavy stuff, but don't write her off just because of the subject matter. She was a talented, witty writer, and her female protagonists are almost never the wilting "damsel in distress" type - they're great characters who, while still holding true to their own time and place, are bright and likeable and hold their own against the men in their lives.)

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (Another young adult book. And, again, I think it's worth noting that L'Engle's books almost always feature strong and interesting female characters. This one is probably her most famous, and begins a series featuring members of the same family, so it's a good jumping off point.)

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

By men, featuring female protagonists:

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (This is another one that is perhaps not a perfect fit for this category; the titular unicorn is female, but the book is as much about Schmendrick the magician as it is about her. However, there's also Molly Grue, so on the strength of those two women, I'm classifying this book as having female protagonists.)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (It's a children's book, but there's plenty to enjoy about it as an adult, too.)

By women, featuring male protagonists

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

u/jimichanga · 4 pointsr/booksuggestions

I just finished reading The Book Thief and it was pretty damn depressing. I cried a little at the end. I'm a grown ass man and I finished the book in a public place, so I tried really hard not too, but the tears came nonetheless. The theme isn't cynical or cold, so I'm afraid it's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's an excellent read if you're in the mood to not be happy.

u/bulksalty · 4 pointsr/slatestarcodex

That reminds me of a book written from the perspective of a far future archeologist writing about a current day hotel that was being excavated. The best part of it were the illustrations.

u/manachar · 4 pointsr/todayilearned

Reminds me of David MaCaulay's fantastic Motel of Mysteries which involves a humorous take on clueless future archaeologist's investigation of a motel.

My favorite was the picture that had the archaeologist's wife "reenacting" wearing parts of the toilet in a way similar to Sophia Schliemann. About as accurate too.

Modern archaeology has gotten loads better at trying to avoid using past ruins to build a modern narrative. There really should be a rule like Occam's razor for history: If debating between two equally compelling and supported narratives, the one with the most pragmatic underpinnings is the one most likely to be true.

u/CantRememberMyUserID · 4 pointsr/tipofmytongue

I'm pretty sure this is not the one you are looking for, but Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay is very similar. The archaeologists uncover an old motel room and think the TV is a shrine and the toilet seat was worn as a necklace while worshipping at the shrine.

u/SLOWchildrenplaying · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

You should read this awesome book

The pictures are fucking hilarious.

Spoiler: On one of the pages is a sketch of an old woman in the post-apoc world wearing a toilet seat around her neck.

Those are toothbrush earrings and a drain-plug necklace. The paper band around her head reads "sanitized for your protection"

u/AforAnonymous · 4 pointsr/sex

You should buy your son this book:

I believe he would enjoy it immensely. I know I enjoyed reading The Way Things Work when I was his age. (Note that the latter link goes to the 2nd edition. I read the first edition.)

u/hoss103 · 4 pointsr/ThingsCutInHalfPorn

The font and illustrative style reminds me of The Way Things Work by David Macaulay, except there are no mammoths.

My favorite book as a kid, by the way.

u/sporkubus · 4 pointsr/booksuggestions

D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths sounds like what you want. If that's too easy for you, I remember liking Bulfinch's Mythology as a kid, though I think it contains more analysis.

u/Thornnuminous · 4 pointsr/TrueAtheism

This was the book that jump started my brain in early elementary school.

That was when I first wondered why these stories were myths, but christian stories were real.

u/CrazedWarVet · 4 pointsr/assassinscreed

Not OP but I highly recommend "Sailing the Wine Dark Sea" by Tom Cahill, and really all of his books in "The Hinges of History" series.
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History)

Edith Hamilton's "Mythology". Many consider it dry by today's standards but I appreciate her depth I
Of analysis.
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

On the lighter, young reader side, D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths." Beautiful artwork in there. I grew up reading it with my dad so it's special to me.
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

For when you want to listen with your earballs, check out Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast, specifically the entire series Kings of Kings. It's not specifically about Greece, but about Persia and Greece interacting. He covers a lot of ground, including the Battle of Thermopylae (of 300 fame).

u/SinsationalDoom · 4 pointsr/harrypotter

I suggest a few things:

  • ebay
  • used book stores near you
  • This set from Amazon
  • You can also search through Amazon and look in the Used section instead of new. You'll have more options there.

    I hope this helps!
u/AllisonChadwick · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This book for your kiddo or any other Laura Numeroff book. My girls would love this book, because they need a new bedtime story. Green eggs and ham.

u/IrateGuy · 3 pointsr/China

The book he quotes looks really interesting - Plenty of really good reviews on amazon too. Thanks for sharing!

u/questionsnanswers · 3 pointsr/dbtselfhelp

Here's a few skills which may help you(cause I've been there too...and it's a crappy place to be.) You know you best, there have been days where I've called it a win if I've gotten out of bed, eaten a decent meal and into clean clothing.

Exercise (cardio) helped me a lot with anxiety and feeling out of control. I started feeling better when I incorporated running/brisk walking before my therapy sessions

You say you're resistant to completing a task... think about why are you resistant? What's holding you back? For this I would suggest two skills.. specifically
Willing vs. Willful #1

Willing vs. Willful #2

and Opposite Action. (Or the Nike equivalent of 'Just Do it')

Opposite Action #2

If you like movies there are two movies that cover this in a humourous way, (at least I found them funny and relevant during a pretty dark time in my life. I am in no way suggesting these movies will fix anything... but comedy can be helpful in the face of misery and tragedy.) Yes Man with Jim Carey - Willing vs. Willful and What about Bob with Bill Murray - Opposite action / babysteps.

As for other skills, distress tolerance stuff when you feel like you're pushed over the edge and can't deal with it anymore. Emotion Regulation skills (eating right/exercising/sleeping/self care) helps things from getting worse/declining and Mindfulness skills help slow things down (so you don't go from zero to 100).

Other things that can factor into your wellness, (and are not limited to)

  • Time and Practice. Sometimes you just need to keep trying and keep working what you've got the best you can. If you're already doing that.. just keep going. Be kind to yourself. Change takes time. :)

  • medication (if you need a medication change, you've recently changed meds or are not taking your medication as directed) I recall trying DBT when I was doing a medication change / washout and.. it just did NOT work because I was too damn sick from the change of meds.

  • Toxic or invalidating people / relationships (if you live with /work for someone who is invalidating you all the time, hateful family member, abusive partner) This does not help, you may want to change your relationship with said person. I left a job where my boss was a total asshole, and removed an aunt from my life who was a thief/liar.

  • Tragic Life Circumstances - Sometimes, life is just shitty. And for that I suggest this books When Bad things happen to good people and The Tao of Pooh. There are bunches of others.. but generally be compassionate to yourself and take care of yourself if this is the case.

    Hang in there!
u/falafelcakes · 3 pointsr/funny
u/Chris153 · 3 pointsr/MMFB

I don't know how successful it is in the long run, meeting a life partner, but I've always taken a Taoist approach to relationships. When I say Taoist, I mean the sort of Taoism I gleamed from The Two of Pooh. It's a cute little book I read every couple years to remind me that there are so many things I can't control about the world, so many things that would make me unhappy if I spent my time thinking about them. To worry might even be counter-productive.

When it comes to my work-life, I'm terrible at taking this advice, but, with relationships, I figure that it's something I do to enjoy myself, something I do to feel close to people. Rather than worry about what will happen or whether or not she'll text me, I just tell her how I feel and leave it at that. If something happens between us, it does, great. If not, I'm not going to make things bettery by worrying or getting upset.

With this girl, you could've been overly-worried about the time limit, you could've been intimidated because she was "too hot for you" ... or something could've been going on in her head that got in the way. Maybe she doesn't really know what she wants our of a relationship or maybe she thought you were the one sending mixed signals. In any case, I think this is an experience you can learn from such that you'll be able to approach the next opportunity with more confidence. I might even contact this girl to apologize for anything I didn't feel right about and ask why things didn't work out. I've learned a lot about myself through the eyes of women with whom "it just didn't work out" and I think I've become a better person for it.

u/LazyG · 3 pointsr/relationships

> Does this mean I need to be more comfortable with myself?

Yeah, this is a lot of it. I think for some people with a lack of confidence in themselves or comfort with who they are, they tend to over-focus on their partner and making them happy. Doing good things for your partner is great, but relationships aren;t supposed to be just mutual exchange of nice behaviour. Its a joint project.

To participate in something jointly you need to feel a certain level of self confidence and belief that you are a good person.To give an example, those that have low self esteem often feel their s/o is too good for them and when the s/o realises ti will end. THose with a little more belief in themselves see their wonderful s/o being with them as a sign that they are doing (some of) the right things.

You sound like a good guy, you care for your wife, you want to understand. Thats good! Build ont that! Don't turn into an arrogant idiot, but take a little credit for the good things in your life.

I guess that might be what she means.

Personally I learned to 'love myself' (no pun intended) aged about 13 - i had a tough time and was being bullied pretty badly. Ultimately my response was to change my situation radically to one where I could be myself. I chose to believe I had value and deserved to be somewhere i could be myself rather than agree with the bullies that i had no value. You can learn the lesson many ways but I think this is part of it .

Lastly, some eastern philosophy worked well for me. This is quite a nice intro, told via Winnie the Pooh (don;t laugh, it works).

Lastly show your wife you are making an effort. Tell her you asked random internet people! get her to help you think of ways to tackle it. Go to a meditation class together. Believe you deserve her help as well as her company!

Good luck!

u/mswas · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Forgive me for posting synopses from amazon, but in the case of the Book Thief, every description I wrote seemed trite or gave too much away.

Non-Fiction: The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by
John Vaillant. Outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s murdering them, almost as if it has a vendetta. A team of trackers is dispatched to hunt down the tiger before it strikes again. They know the creature is cunning, injured, and starving, making it even more dangerous.

Fiction: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books.

u/missdawn1970 · 3 pointsr/whatsthatbook

The author is Markus Zusak.

There's also a movie, released in 2013.

u/Rosapod · 3 pointsr/ELATeachers

I teach utopia /dystopia to my middle schoolers with the Motel of Mysteries.

u/Carbon_Rod · 3 pointsr/tipofmytongue

Motel of the Mysteries, by David Macaulay.

u/OriginalStomper · 3 pointsr/science

Not just an article -- a small, illustrated book. At least, I assume you refer to David Macaulay's "Motel of the Mysteries"

u/monorailmedic · 3 pointsr/pics

There was a book I remember as a kid that was based on this same idea. Imagine what people hundreds of years from now would think if they found a motel. While it's a kids book I think it's probably still a neat read as an adult, or perhaps time clouds my memories.

Motel of the Mysteries

u/ryanknapper · 3 pointsr/ImaginaryWastelands

This reminds me of the Motel of the Mysteries book I had as a kid.

>It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Imagine, then, the excitement that Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist at best, experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, was clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber, permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilization.

u/MattTheFlash · 3 pointsr/answers

A bit off topic, but you would enjoy David Macaulay's "Motel of the Mysteries", a tongue-in-cheek nod to the discovery of King Tut's tomb where one day, a computer error made all postage delivery free and the junk mail accumulation buried the entire region known as "Usa" (pronounced "oosa") for thousands of years.

u/ShotFromGuns · 3 pointsr/ArtefactPorn

I highly recommend the entertaining illustrated "anthropological" book Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay, the author and illustrator of the The Way Things Work series, as well as other similar books. It features a team of researchers in the far future excavating a hotel room from 1985 and getting everything completely wrong.

u/smfd · 3 pointsr/mylittlepony

I was lucky enough to stumble on Logic Gates while reading David Macaulay's amazing "The Way Things Work." I probably learned more from that book than I did in high school (Well, maybe not quite). It certainly was more interesting.

Something about them has always fascinated me though, ever since I saw them in his book. The idea that you can make all these gates, gates that do basic logic operations with electric signals, just by wiring a few transistors (and a diode or two I think?) together blows my mind. And then that you can take those gates and build...computers basically. That's what chips are (mostly at least): piles and piles of gates crammed into an incomprehensibly small space.

The fact that I could buy a cheap pile of transistors, diodes etc from radioshack, wire them together and build a calculator, from scratch, drove me crazy as a kid (in a good way). Still does.

u/IAmAllowedOutside · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

This is such a fun book for learning a wide array of basic scientific principles.

u/journeymanSF · 3 pointsr/trees

YES! Just gave my copy to my nephew, but then I realized it horribly out of date and they made a new one!

u/cassander · 3 pointsr/askscience

The Way Things Work is pretty awesome.

u/heres_what_happened · 3 pointsr/books
u/Mischieftess · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I'll just leave this here... The Redwall Cookbook

u/sunnydaisy · 3 pointsr/AskReddit
u/calenair · 3 pointsr/GreekMythology

Yep! Go buy this:

After that, buy this:

And then you’ll know enough to either satisfy your curiosity or go do some reading of the original sources.

Source: classics major, read Ancient Greek, etc etc

u/the_beer_fairy · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Okay, so what I'm recommending is not necessarily aimed at adults, but I got a lot of enjoyment out of these texts.

A few years ago, I taught Percy Jackson and the Olympians with my students. I truly love that series. In conjunction with that, I pulled from D'Aulaire's Book of Myths, and I bought the 3 books of The Greek Mytholopedia for them to peruse. The mythlopedia is definitely aimed at students, but I'm not going to lie.... I really enjoyed reading them. I never truly found one definitive source for Greek myths that would be accessible at the level I was teaching. I mostly cobbled together what I could find from teacher's books and the sources above.

This text seems to have been released after I taught that unit. It looks promising.

u/tryingtohelp2010 · 3 pointsr/books

This -

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - I got it in 6th grade and could read it daily. I still have it in my house now.

u/ok2nvme · 3 pointsr/suggestmeabook

My junior high school library had this book. It's beautifully illustrated and, as a weirdo kid who read all of the mythology texts he could get his hands on, I was impressed by the fact that it presents the most widely accepted versions of the myths (only slightly sanitized) without any odd, out-of-place variations in such an accessible and fun style.

It's the only book on Greek mythology I ever recommend to people.

u/tanglekey · 3 pointsr/Parenting

I think the D'Aulaires Greek Myths is marketed towards the younger set. From what I've seen of it, it should hold her interest and be a bit less racy as you put it.

u/Kalomoira · 3 pointsr/ancientgreece

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths is a popular introduction for children to the myths.

There are also Aesop's Fables for which there are multiple books but I don't have a particular one to recommend. Personally, I would look for a conventional/classical collection.

u/RubyRedSea · 3 pointsr/mythology

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths was the one I grew up on that made me love mythology. A copy ended up in my classroom when I taught 6th grade and they loved it too. Highly recommended!

u/tofuhoagie · 3 pointsr/ancientgreece

D'Adalaire's book of Greek Myths. D'Adalaire's book of Norse Myths.

Greek Myths

Norse Myths

u/I_Generally_Lurk · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

First of all I should say that I'm no expert in these things, but I'm sure other people will be able to make other suggestions.

>I plan on installing Linux as my OS (technically my first time)

If you're more used to Windows then the UI will be fairly easy to get used to, but the biggest change will be the command line. This is a really powerful but complex tool and I think the best way to get used to it is really just to dive in and use it as often as possible. MagPi have a book for it (Conquer the Command Line) to get you started, but if you wanted something more comprehensive I've spent some time reading The Linux Command Line and found it really helpful.

For Python I think I started out with Code Academy, but mostly picked it up as I went along. I'm currently reading Python Crash Course and I think it is pretty decent, although most people seem to recommend Learn Python the Hard Way (note the tiny link near the bottom of the page to read the book for free).

At the end of the day the most important thing is to take baby steps and take them often: when you've kept at it regularly for a few weeks it becomes a lot more easy.

u/core_dumpd · 3 pointsr/datascience

Jose Portilla on Udemy has some good python based courses (and also frequents this subreddit). There's regularly sales or some sort of coupon code available to get any of the courses for $10-$15, so it's very reasonable.

For books: ... it's not out yet, but due any day. You can also get preview access on sites like Safari Online (which would also have all the books below).

For general python:

No Starch Press, OReilly, APress and Manning generally have pretty good quality publications. I'd usually skip anything from Packt, unless it's specifically received good reviews.

u/toakleaf · 3 pointsr/IWantToLearn

The book "Python Crash Course" is amazing for beginners. I recommend typing all the examples in yourself to really cement it in your brain. It's not just the best beginner python book, it's the best beginner coding book I've ever read.

u/Bignacho90 · 3 pointsr/data

I’d start with learning SQL. Download the adventure works database and the free version of Microsoft sql server on your computer. I took this super cheap course on Udemy to study some advanced SQL writing.

After SQL, use Python. I’d recommend reading Python Crash Course by Eric Matthes

The learning curve for Python is much harder then SQL; however this is what sets you apart from the men and the boys (or the girls and the ladies) in moving and dealing with ugly data (Pandas, matplotlib, ODBC, etc.). After you get this down, start doing some research about how to use Python and SQL together (connecting to a database, writing queries and executing with Python, creating them into data frames, visualizing then for insightful information).

Just to clarify, and I’m sure this may have been covered in your seminar. There are two distinct differences between working in data and then handling big data. You can get really far just using SQL but it all kinda matters how deep you want to train yourself. Piece of advice, learn one programming language/skill at a time, it does not help to juggle multiple languages to achieve writing hello world 50 times.

u/terivia · 3 pointsr/Teachers

I have my degree in Computer Science, so my path is probably not ideal for you at this point. However, that does not mean that you can't do it!

My honest recommendation at this point is to just jump in and get started. I've been recommending this book as a start for friends and fellow teachers

Alternatively, if python isn't your thing, grab a textbook for c or java. These are the ones I used for my degree and still keep as desk references.

Once you have gotten started and are fairly comfortable doing the exercises in books, I suggest these websites for additional problems to explore:

If you are going to go for it, make sure to join some communities. Familiarize yourself with (ask jeeves for programming, with some proper wizards to answer questions). /r/programming is pretty good too.

Finally, never stop to sit on somebody else's problems and projects. Pick something that you want to make but have no idea how to make it. Then do it. And don't stop. See the project all the way through even though your code will be HIDEOUS and unattainable by the end. There is a lot to be learned from finishing a project.

The formal logic stuff is the root of computation, but if you are using your cell phone without understanding it, then it follows that you should be able to write programs without understanding it. There is a depth of programming where it becomes important, but I would say that 90% or more of developers don't really need to understand the underlying processes by which processors process.

Good luck!

u/PineCreekCathedral · 3 pointsr/learnpython

Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets has a lot of python in it.

For reals though, I liked Python Crash Course.

u/capncait · 3 pointsr/askwomenadvice

You should order The Care and Keeping of You. It might be an American Girl product, but it is incredibly well-researched and written in an affirming way. There's now two editions, one for younger girls and one for older girls. Get them both. At minimum, read the younger book together. Use the correct terminology as much as you can.

u/juliekablooie · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Hey so along with all the great advice in here, there's this really incredible book called The Care and Keeping of You, it's by the American Girl brand which I think most christians support pretty well. It goes over everything and is intended to be read by girls your age, so it shouldn't be that confusing or vague. It's a really popular book and is still accurate today, so I'd highly recommend seeing if you can get your hands on it!

Here's a link to it on amazon: The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition (American Girl Library)

u/CleverGirlDolores · 3 pointsr/AskParents

Why not be in charge of conversation, so that you have control over what your daughter begins to learn, instead of letting your daughter accidentally learn it from someone else, somewhere else? We (parents) were the ones who brought up birds and bees with our daughter and didn't wait for her to get curious. Just like we did with other topics - Hey kiddo, do you know why bears hibernate? Hey kiddo, how do you think babies are made? At first we'd let her tell us and then guide her towards the right answers. Not all at once of course, but with each conversation.

Don't wait, get your daughter It's not the stork, and The care and keeping of you and read the first few pages together. Then let her read the books by herself and let her know that you're always there if she has any questions. That's what we did with my oldest. Sex topics are as mundane in our household as discussing groceries and our 9 year old has 0 reservations coming to us with any questions.

Is it possible your daughters are not asking you anything because they don't feel comfortable asking you about such topics? Do they know that they can come to you and ask about anything under the sun?

How did the bra come about? Did your daughter go to your ex and told him she wanted a bra?

Did your ex just go out and buy one? In that case, I would thank him for being thoughtful, but remind him that perhaps she isn't ready for it yet. Obviously the best solution here is to be on the same page with your ex, so perhaps you can start a dialog where despite your differences you both want what's best for your kids and not trying to present yourself as a better parent while the other one sucks.

u/noodleparty · 3 pointsr/askwomenadvice

This is literally the best book ever. I had it since I was around 9 and it was so informative and has great info!

Edit: $8 on Amazon with prime shipping too!
link to book

u/Wesa · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

If it's a girl, you'll figure it out.

My stepmom raised me and I didn't get those talks either. I was teased and/or yelled at when the subject of makeup, hair, boys, etc came up. I now have a 15 month old daughter and I've decided that when the time comes, I'll pay for make up classes or have my SIL help with teaching her how to do it (if daughter's friends don't do it first). There are also great books out there about the body (like this one I saw recommended on Reddit) that I'll pick up for her in a few years.

u/CouncillorBirdy · 3 pointsr/blogsnark

Kind of OT, but I own these two children's books:

u/JunkoAdoresMonsters · 3 pointsr/TrueOffMyChest

In order to explain my autism to my family I was given a book.

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

u/TweaktheReaper · 3 pointsr/aspergirls

Oh man, good on you for giving that kitten an escape. There's a book on my Amazon wishlist, All cats have Asperger's Syndrome that I want to read because I've always had animals growing up and I absolutely believe that's true. Even the most social cats and kittens need some time away from people, and being tugged at and in a loud environment (screaming) would have probably scared the poor thing to death...

Good job!

u/intangiblemango · 3 pointsr/vaxxhappened
u/AdditionalHat · 3 pointsr/aspergirls

Well said, I just had a similar thought upon reading a long reply on my cat question ('why are we obsessed with cats') that I just posted on this sub inspired by this post and comment. It made me think of exactly this - NTs are like dogs and we are like cats - and then I saw your comment!

The book is in many places, for example here But yeah, I need to order it too when I get £££, and I can't believe I first heard about it a few years back and still haven't actually ordered it.

u/blackpes0 · 3 pointsr/CatTaps
u/algrea · 3 pointsr/IAmA

This video is a great resource. The artists have captured the literal sense of language, special interests (trains as an example in this case), and lack of eye contact or use of social greetings--all true and accurate symptoms of Asperger's Disorder. We frequently recommend the book All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome to families. Feed back has been positive.

u/graymansnel · 3 pointsr/aspergers

This it helped me as a kid to better under stand it, And it also helped my mother out a lot too.

u/Dishwasher823 · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips
u/SuperSane · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions
u/ThatWolf · 3 pointsr/ReefTank
u/illogical_cpt · 3 pointsr/youtubehaiku
u/upvoter222 · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions
u/chronus_poo · 3 pointsr/TheDickShow

So step one is to get good at something useful. I suggest plumbing because everyone poops. Source.

u/GermanicusNero · 3 pointsr/opiates
u/giantspeck · 3 pointsr/Tucson

I mean, there's even a helpful book on the subject.

u/Troutmaggedon · 3 pointsr/baseballcirclejerk

Is it really NSFW tho? Everyone poops

u/ThisIsLifeIsThis · 3 pointsr/androidapps

Not sure how it works but will you run into TM/Copywrite issues with

u/FriscoGuy · 3 pointsr/news
u/nukeyoo · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/awesome-yes · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions


Everyone Poops (Turtleback Binding Edition)

u/uncle_soondead · 3 pointsr/DnD
u/crackyJsquirrel · 3 pointsr/offbeat

Sounds like we have some required reading of "Everybody poops".

u/wtdfwwfb · 3 pointsr/WTF
u/ozlet · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

You should buy them this book, and leave it on their desks :) Maybe that will help them.

Sorry you had to feel annoyed by them.

u/qlstrange · 3 pointsr/MLPLounge

You should read one of my favorite childhood anthologies:

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. Very short, still hilarious.

I also had another childhood favorite called East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon, but I couldn't find the exact edition I had because, as it turns out, it's a fairly common legend. Just google it and you should be able to find a text. It's a beautiful fairy tale.

u/workpuppy · 3 pointsr/Parenting

It takes time to make kids understand "Shame" and "Dirty" and "Disturbing", and those things need to be taught...But not about their own bodies.

There is nothing that a body does naturally that should be considered too risque to talk about. Sex is normal. It's a normal part of a relationship. How do you explain pregnancy without explaining sex?

My mother was too chicken to explain sex, but she bombarded me with books for every stage of curiosity and development, from picture books up to teen sexuality books. (When I was about 5, I remember huddling secretively with my friends reading some cute and cartoonish "how babies are made" book like it was a porno mag, so I suppose that fulfilled sex ed requirement for my Catholic school.)

You don't want it to be a mystery or a taboo, or some topic to get weird about. If you in your heart believe it to be normal, it's easy to talk to your kids about it. If not, at least buy them some books.

u/lazzerini · 3 pointsr/Parenting

There's a great book called It's Not the Stork that's geared to ages 5-8.

u/BurnBeautifully · 3 pointsr/Parenting

It's Not the Stork!
This book may help you to explain better. It’s age appropriate. There are 3 books in the series so they can help later down the line the older she gets.

u/turtlehana · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Books are a good way to teach children what they're curious about. Browse Amazon reviews or Google for books that you think would work.

u/ChiperSoft · 3 pointsr/TrueReddit

Amazon link for those like me interested in buying it:

This book sounds awesome.

u/cbpiz · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Buy "It's Perfectly Normal." Used it for my son who is now 28 and my daughter who is 17. My son recently brought it up and said he wanted to know the name so he could use it for his own kids when its time. We went through it together when they were nine or ten. It addresses everything from menstruation to puberty to different body types to conception to homosexuality to masturbation to abortion. It is all done in a matter of fact way with (of course) a bird and bee cartoon commenting on each page to make it kid friendly. I can't recommend it enough.

u/Galphanore · 3 pointsr/facepalm

I feel like people like "Hotdog" in OP's screenshot should really ready Innumeracy. Hell, everyone should but people like "Hotdog" need to read it to not sound retarded.

u/Felipe058 · 3 pointsr/mylittleandysonic1
u/talanton · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Trust this woman, there has been at least one book written on the subject.

u/sunny_bell · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Alrighty then...

I mean, that was cute? Amusing... maybe? But seriously, everyone poops

u/berberine · 3 pointsr/news

That's a great book!

u/shitcovereddick · 3 pointsr/funny

Liberal propaganda?

edit: WTF is up with the apple on the cover? apples don't poop.

u/TheSkoomaCat · 3 pointsr/intj

Maybe this would be a good read for OP.

u/alwaysnude · 3 pointsr/pics

I've never heard of this book, and I'm 36 with two kids.

Does that mean I have terrible parents, or I'm a terrible parent, or both?

BTW, it's available on Amazon for $0.01 used, so it might be a bargain.

u/Pixelated_Penguin · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Yes, the first 10 minutes of UP are a killer. Pixar's good at that, though... Jessie's song in Toy Story 2, and LOTS of stuff in Toy Story 3, especially when the clown doll is telling Lotso's story. Also, most of Fox and the Hound.

I got out my dad's obituary today, to try to get my seven-year-old to read it (he wasn't interested... I'll try again in a year or so). Couldn't get through that without crying. (My dad was a prominent local historian; a week after he died, a reporter from the LA Times called to fact-check something with him... when I told her of his death, she asked what she could do, and I said "Make sure there's a great obituary of him." She succeeded!)

Edit: OH, and I totally forgot! We have this book called Love You Forever, and I basically can't read it to my kids because it just makes me bawl every. single. time.

u/greenmangosfool · 3 pointsr/ttcafterloss

I don't think it is specifically quite what you're looking for but it may work. Love You Forever is written to/about the author's two stillborn babies. This book is a standby for many parents who don't even realize it's true backstory.

u/Throwtendo · 3 pointsr/Showerthoughts

There’s a book with this sentiment that my mom always read to me as a kid:

u/buscoamigos · 3 pointsr/politics

or the gay bunny

u/Aeyoun · 3 pointsr/Astroneer

System Era Softworks are looking for C++ developers, so your information seems accurate.

I’d recommend you start out [playing around( with Python before committing to C++. It’s much easier to achieve to some tangible goals. Maybe start out scripting some simple tasks. E.g. create ten files that each contain their own creation date and file path. Then progress through making some short text-based multi-choice adventure game (Gender-Neutral-Internet-Person and the Quest for the Reddit Upvotes). Start out simple and see if you enjoy the challenge before committing to learning C++ through game development.

P.S.: System Era lists familiarity with Python as a desired skill. It’s still relevant for automating tasks and getting stuff done even when you learn more complex languages.

P.P.S.: Python 3 is the right choice. 2.7 is an outdated dialect. You’ll know what this means soon enough.

u/MMSTINGRAY · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

I found the Crash Course in Python much more useful overall. I felt I came away with a better understanding of the language and the ability to do some useful stuff, whereas Automate was just as/a bit more useful but I didn't feel it gave me as good of an understanding of the language. I think it was a bit longer as well.

I don't think there is a free verison but I could be wrong.

Both books were definitely helpful for me though.

u/SanlyBowitz · 3 pointsr/Rlanguage

Not specific to R users, but I would highly recommend Python Crash Course It doesn't teach you everything, but it teaches you the basics and gives you plenty of exercises to do some hands-on learning.

I would also recommend snakify. It'll reinforce the stuff you learned from Crash Course, and it'll introduce you to sets. Be careful though. Some of the lessons are poorly worded (I think the guy is Russian originally). I had to look up videos on YouTube to get better explanations of the concepts before I could complete the exercises. Also, some of his code examples are pretty dense, which can get confusing for someone new to the language.

u/parentofcollegekid · 3 pointsr/Cornell

this is a pretty useful self paced python book... I know a pre-frosh that was in a similar position who found this helpful

u/piefawn · 3 pointsr/learnpython

if you have 30-50 dollars to spare I highly recommend this book

ive been using it taking notes on my computer and doing the exercises it has that you follow along with and I love it!

u/r_a_g_s · 2 pointsr/math

There is some statistics in K-12 math in North America, but it's pretty rudimentary and basic (i.e. it's mostly simple probability, and doesn't get into samples vs. populations and so on). Things like "If a bag has 1 red marble, 2 blue marbles, 3 green marble, and 4 yellow marbles, and you reach in and pick a marble at random, what is the probability you'll get a green marble?"

I picked up a little book a long time ago called Innumeracy - Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos, a math professor at Temple University. In that book (updated in 2001), he talks about the problems people have when they aren't very "numerate", and most of the topics he covers have to do with statistics.

Actually, in his preface to the updated 2001 edition (use Amazon's "Look Inside" feature), Paulos also talks about mathematical pedagogy. He discusses: 5 key misconceptions:

  1. "Mathematics is nothing more than computation" - False - "our mathematical problems result more from insufficient exposure to mathematics as a way of thinking ... than from an inability to compute."
  2. "Math is a completely hierarchical subject" - False - "There is a cumulative aspect to certain parts of mathematics, to be sure, but it is frequently less important than many realize...."
  3. "Storytelling is as effective an educational tool in mathematics as it is in other domains, and belief to the contrary is the third misconception. ... I've always been very sensitive to the way stories, parables, vignettes, and sometimes even jokes help put formal mathematics into context, illustrate its limitations, and emphasize what should be a truism: that numbers and statistics always require interpretation."
  4. "Math is only for the few" - False - "Almost everybody can devevlop a workable understanding of numbers and probabilities, of relationships and arguments, of graphs and rates of change and of the ubiquitous role these notions play in everyday life."
  5. "Math numbs us or limits our freedom in some way" - False - "Too many people cling to the usually unarticulated belief that one must choose between life and love on the one hand and numbers and details on the other. ... Balderdash."

    Anyhow. Sorry for the long post, but I think it's worthwhile. Read Paulos' preface in its entirety.
u/MonkeyPanls · 2 pointsr/math

Check out Prof John Allen Paulos' work. 'Innumeracy' comes to mind. I'm on mobile, so I won't try to link.

EDIT: Found a Real Computer, here's a link

Here's his website.

Disclaimer: I had Prof Paulos for a class before I dropped out of Uni. :)

u/I_am_usually_a_dick · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

it has been done.

the most interesting was a test for a disease that has a 98% accuracy rate for a disease that only 1 out of 200 have and if you test positive you have only a 20% chance of having the disease. google Bayes Therom.
if you like math read it.

u/Slacker5001 · 2 pointsr/learnmath

I know you said your not a fan of "puzzles" but in particular there is a very interesting one I liked as an math undergraduate that I think is very accessible understanding wise to non-stem majors and gives a hint about what the field of topology looks like. We has a sub in one of my math classes cover this once when he didn't properly get the material he was suppose to teach sent to him.

The Bridges of Königsberg it's puzzling at first but with the right guidance, I feel that even someone who has no background in math can grasp the answer and understand how it works as well as how it's solution is found.

Touching on some math history is also a possibility. The history of how numbers developed can be interesting and applies to everyone since everyone learns about and uses numbers in their life. Seeing the natural progression from natural numbers to integers to rationals and finally to reals throughout history is really cool if you ask me. And learning about some of the "crazy smart" math people in history can really make math feel every so slightly more relevant and relatable because you realize that it was real people who invented this abstract "math stuff" in a sense.

There is also the applications of number theory and modulo arithmetic stuff to encryption. At first doesn't seem super relatable to non-stem people but I've run across two more relatable problems in my classes. The first was the Luhn algorithm which can be used to check if certain identifying numbers like credit cards or social security numbers are indeed actual credit card or social security numbers.

The second (which I don't know if it is actually how it works in real life) is the idea of using modular arithmetic to preserve CD/DVD information despite scratches. If your CD for example has the numbers 101 and you get a scratch through the "0" part of the cd, how does the cd player know what was there? Well you can add up those three digits and take them mod 2 and add the answer to the end of your string as a 4th digit. So 101 becomes 1010 because 1+1=2=0 mod 2. Now if the cd is scratched the cd player can check the 4th number and go "Oh ok, all three numbers have to add to 0, so my lost digit must be 0!" and your cd still works!

Those are a couple of random interesting problems/topics I've run into in my higher level math courses that I think are accessible for non-math majors and interesting.

EDIT - I also just remembered that I've been reading a lot of books about the importance of understanding math and statistics lately (Proofiness and Innumeracy if your interested) and I think it's a very important skill for anyone who is not so inclined towards math. Being able to understand numbers in a real world sense and be skeptical about data we see in the real world, is a powerful skill for building knowledge and avoiding biased information.

u/hencethus · 2 pointsr/books

I really liked Innumeracy by John Allen Paulos.

u/oegin · 2 pointsr/pics

Dude, piss fucking stinks! As if it isn't bad enough when you walk on to a subway/train and you smell that unmistakable smell of a bum pissing in the train car, the last thing you want to do is smell it while in a public place like this. It's just fucking gross.

Everyone shits too but I don't see you arguing for people to start dropping Cleveland Steamers on the sidewalks because everyone poops!

u/Helen_A_Handbasket · 2 pointsr/atheism

I've always been a fan of "Everyone Poops":

u/DeadBowie · 2 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse
u/cannibaljim · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Buy him the book Everyone Poops.

u/Shmafty · 2 pointsr/pics

I don't think this is unique to Bachelor Frog though. Everyone drinks coffee. Everyone poops. In that order.

u/tinkj916 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Christmas present suggestion:


Also, I would go somewhere else until he cleans the car. Ain't NO way I am helping a grown man clean the poop out of his car.

u/BigBrotherBacon · 2 pointsr/WTF

I don't know what's disgusting about this.

Everyone Poops

u/Captain___Obvious · 2 pointsr/funny
u/Isarian · 2 pointsr/Minecraft
u/comox · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

A bigass handbag. General rule of thumb: stay away from chicks with a bigass handbag full of shit.
I was shagging a chick back in the eaily '90s. She had a bigass handbag full of shit. One day she pulled out a Canadian children's book Love You Forever and told me how it made her tear up. That fucking did it for me: never again a chick with a bigass handbag full of shit.

u/DocBrown1984 · 2 pointsr/books

Berenstain Bears on the Moon. This was the first book I can remember reading by myself at age 3.

Also, my parents used to read a book called The Clown Arounds to me when I was a baby. Read it to me so much the cover fell off from use.

The last major influence on my young life was Canadian author Robert Munsch. Most Americans I find are familiar with his heartwarming story Love You Forever which was a big hit with baby showers when I worked in a book store. Little did anyone know that he writes a ton of other books that are hilarious to kids. Such as Mortimer which is about a kid who doesn't want to go to bed. Or I Have to Go! about a little boy and his finicky bladder. The big one though was The Paper Bag Princess about a princess who has to go rescue her handsome prince after the dragon burned down her castle, but all she has to wear is a dirty paper bag. My mom even took me to see this guy live when I was like 5 years old, performing his own stories. I used to love the stories, and when I have kids, I'm going to stock their library with all of them.

u/dangerdan27 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Love You Forever. The fucked up thing is that it's supposed to be for, like, preschoolers.

u/lhugnar · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. For me it brings up a heavy mix of nostalgia and tears something in my eyes.

u/yukifan01 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

FINALLY got all of my christmas shopping done! Woo! The hardest part was my mother, at the book store it dawned on me that i should get a favorite of hers. My sister tore up the copy we had since I was REAL young.

-phew- no more worrying about what to get people!

u/OnceAndFutureMustang · 2 pointsr/movies

I was going to say this, but boy that song is sad. Even thinking about it weighs my heart down. It's like that book "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch
that made me cry so hard in second grade.

Songs about growing up and getting old really wreck you.

u/Gibcat · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

This thread reminds me of the Robert Munsch book, Love You Forever. I used to read that to my daughters and I don't think I ever got through it without choking up a bit.

u/Mox_Ruby · 2 pointsr/Marriage

The author of the giving tree looks like a psychopath.

This one is even worse.

Niagara Falls.

u/smapte · 2 pointsr/writing

it reminds me a bit of love you forever in that it's really targeted as adults. the good thing is, love you forever is immensely popular, so there is a potential market for this type of material. just be very clear who your audience is.

u/matthank · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I am reading a book right now about ER stories, in real life.

Some are funny, some are gruesome, some are extremely poignant.


Also: Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

u/Sublyminality · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Check!

  2. I love how caring my mom is. She is always doing things for me and the rest of my family, as well as serving dinner to those less fortunate in our community every Thursday. She's taught me so many things, and is always putting up with me destroying her kitchen to bake stuff for my friends. She also ran down the street past 6 houses in the summer afternoon with no shoes on to help me when I flew over the handlebars of my bike, so she's tough, too.

  3. If I win, I'd really like this book. It's $1.27 over, but it's something that my mom and I could do together.

  4. Hey Bean! My mom used to call me "Haileybug" when I was little. [:
u/Aerys1 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You need thiscookbook Because cooking is always fun and this is just more fun!

You also need this candle Because lilacs are awesome and you like candles :D

Stamp plates for pretty nails!

Ty for the contest :)

u/Lew12391 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

For more food ideas, The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. Amazon allows you to look inside, so you could just write down your own copies of the recipes if you don't want to purchase the book. However, it is really inexpensive and would likely be worth the money.

u/Cdogger715 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

There is actually someone who makes cookbooks for the Wizarding World. I just bought one and have loved every recipe I've made from it so far.

Harry Potter:

Fantastic Beasts:

u/mysteryislandgyal25 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

I actually found an unofficial HP cookbook when the challenge was going on (not intentionally), but obviously couldn't posted it then. It was in my Amazon recommended (almost like they knew...), so I downloaded a sample. I don't know how to post pics on this so I can't, but here's the link for anyone who wants to try out a few recipes.

u/ladyfenring · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

It's only rated a 2.6 on Amazon, and it doesn't look like you get much. It looks like the unofficial cookbook could be better. Unless you specifically wanted to make candy, in which case I would just study up on chocolate making and buy candy molds that relate to the books (frogs, owls, etc).

u/klay-stan · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

How old is she? What are her other interests? That might help people brainstorm a little bit. One of my favorite Harry Potter themed presents has been the unofficial Harry Potter cookbook, found here

u/newenglandredshirt · 2 pointsr/Rabbits
u/bookchaser · 2 pointsr/childrensbooks

It's a oversight to not have A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo on the list. It's actually a sweet story, and probably the first gay-related children's book most straight families have owned. The only other one I have is And Tango Makes Three, which I found at a yard sale.

> Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #279 in Books

>Number 1 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Animals

>Number 1 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Marriage & Divorce

>Number 3 in Books > Children's Books > Animals > Rabbits

That other Marlon Bundo book:

>Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,972 in Books

>Number 12 in Books > Children's Books > Biographies > United States

>Number 49 in Books > Children's Books > Animals > Rabbits

>Number 119 in Books > Children's Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States

u/Saoirse_Says · 2 pointsr/lgbt

Well there's this brand new book from the folks at Last Week Tonight. Its release coincided with that of a children's book about Mike Pence's pet rabbit. This book, while being a legit children's book, acts as a sort of protest against Pence's bigotry. It tells a story about Pence's bunny marrying another bunny in defiance of a curmudgeonly stinkbug. They're both male rabbits. And the proceeds for Last Week Tonight are going to The Trevor Foundation and AIDS United.

Otherwise... Call Me By Your Name is a big seller at the moment. Dunno if you've seen the movie or not.

Otherwise... Hm... I don't read a lot of fiction, to be honest... Jeez... Sorry I'll let you know if I think of anything. :p

u/floating_vibes · 2 pointsr/gaybros

I would highly suggest Marlon Bundo, which is John Oliver's book protesting Mike Pence's stance on same-sex marriage. My boyfriend has a copy and it's extremely cute, and the proceeds go to great causes.

u/nm1010 · 2 pointsr/SNHU

I had no "real" experience with programming before working through this, but I feel like I am picking up all the concepts in the book pretty easily. Was the class just weekly work, or is there an overarching project with milestones like most of the other IT classes?

u/carpet_munch · 2 pointsr/learnprogramming

Python Crash Course seems to be cool for getting started with Python. Once you know some basics, start trying to solve problems on sites like hackerrank or codingame and see where you might need to fill in the blanks. Think of things you want to program, or make clones of existing applications. Once you get started and work on some projects, the learning will happen naturally because you'll constantly be looking things up to help you solve your problems. Just stay away from copy/paste of other people's code. At the very least, type any code you need to borrow out yourself and comment it to show yourself you understand what it is doing. Best of luck.

u/KingofOctopon · 2 pointsr/Python

[](Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

This is by far one of the best books I've seen out there not only because it explains python really well but because it has 3 practice projects in the second half of the book.

u/okayyeah3 · 2 pointsr/Seattle

Totally understand. Good luck. If you haven't already you should check out the free interactive python tutorials available online at and this book is fantastic for learning early python it also is part of a series that gets progressively more complex, all interactive.

Remember, a bootcamp will give you structure but in order to succeed in tech you need to be self-driven and disciplined internally, relying on external sources for discipline will not bode well in the professional environment. You're constantly needing to update your knowledge and learn new material.

Feel free to PM me any time.

u/CrPlunk · 2 pointsr/learnpython

I recently bought this book, and Decided to return it after reading this thread and instead bought Python Crash Course.It includes a Game, a WebApp, and a Data Visualization Program as final progects that you can do in any order! Python crash course unlike the former covers code in python 3.0, and (when needed) addresses python 2.7 differences.
i have yet to really start in on it as I'm currently Learning C# but comparing the two i would say this book is Much more beginner friendly (LPTHW is actually a little condescending) what i appreciated most about Python crash course is at the end of each chapter he gives you multiple ideas for simple programs so you can start coding from memory right away! this is the most important thing a book can teach you, i think!

u/xPolydeuces · 2 pointsr/learnpython

My friend who was getting into Python recently asked me about the same thing, I've made some research and this was what I came with. Just for the record, I'm personally a book dude - can't really focus much when learning from Udemy courses and stuff like that, so I will only cover books:

First book:

Python Crash Course by Eric Matthes
Very solid position for beginners. The first part of the book covers Python's basics - data types, lists, functions, classes, pretty much everything you need to get a good grasp of Python itself. The second part of the book includes three practical projects, mini-game, data visualization and an introduction to making web apps with Django. From what I so, it's a pretty unusual approach to beginner friendly books, since most of them avoid using additional libraries. On the other hand, it's harder to get bored with this book, it really makes you want to learn more and more once you can actually see the effects of all your work.

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart
Best alternative if you want to spend 0 bucks or want to dive all into projects. Even though it covers basics as well, I still recommend to read it, even if you have done Python Crash Course before, even just for the sake of all those projects you can make to practice your Python. He also has a Youtube channel where he has a loooot of Python content and sometimes does cool things like streaming and helping people make their code better, really cool guy, be sure to check his channel!

Second book:

Writing Idiomatic Python by Jeff Knupp

Very solid book, filled with examples what you, as a Python developer should do, and what you shouldn't (and why not). Sounds like not much, but it is actually a lot of useful knowledge that will make your code shorter, cleaner and better.

Effective Python by Brett Slatkin

A bit easier to understand and easier to approach than a previous book, but still has a load of knowledge to share.

Third book:

Fluent Python by Luciano Ramalho

One of the best Python books overall, covers all of the things that previous books could have missed or didn't have time to introduce. My personal favorite when it comes to books for advanced Python developers.

All of those recommendations are my personal opinion, so if anyone has anything to add, I will gladly listen to any comments!

u/coinmania · 2 pointsr/vfx

My friend go into VR using Unity. For learning Python, here's a couple of resources:

Python Crash Course

u/weo_af · 2 pointsr/learnpython

The Django Girls Tutorial is good.

I learned with Python Crash Course which is especially good if your still starting out with Python as the book is mostly about just Python and the Django project is one of the end projects. Not sure if it's been updated for 2.0 though.

Also the Django Docs are very good.

u/rbvm1949 · 2 pointsr/learnpython

Thank you, would it be better for me to do Python Principles over a book like 'Python Crash Course'?

u/J3SP3R · 2 pointsr/learnpython

I got automate the boring stuff but haven't started it yet. Is this the crash course you mentioned?

u/3Erots · 2 pointsr/csMajors

> How Useful are e-Books for Studying?

It depends. Personally, books of any kind tend to be hit-or-miss with me when it comes to studying. They tend to suck the life out of me very, very quickly due to density/dryness. Instead, I like to find videos of the material I'm wanting to learn and watch those instead - preferably in a MOOC structure. This way it makes it easier for me to stay focused with a well-defined start and ending point, and most MOOCs tend to follow a "you watched, now do" style of teaching along with several exercises along the way which I love. There's plenty of resources out there like, Coursera, or Udacity that offer beginner courses up to the advaced stuff in c++ and/or python.

> I'm currently looking into the Humble Bundle e-books they're offering this time around and wanted to ask for input on how helpful they would be.

Are you referring to this bundle? If so that is a big haul of material and adjacent tools (not to say it's not a good price though). If you value the books at what they're offering, then go for it. I'd just say it's a little over-kill for a beginner.

If you are hard-pressed on following a standard textbook/e-book format, I'd recommend Python Crash Course. It has been the only book I've gone through front-to-back. It's a great intro to python and switches into a project-based structure later on in the book. It also has subsequent books that cover other types of projects in python.

u/Yawzheek · 2 pointsr/learnpython

Also, to clarify slightly more: YES, I believe it's more than possible to learn Python in a month assuming no previous programming experience.

But again, that doesn't mean you'll understand advanced aspects of the language. I mean that you'll understand basic programming concepts - and especially those specific to Python - such as variables, types, functions, classes, etc.

This is the book I spoke of earlier. I feel that if you read carefully through it, work the examples, do the problem sets, and practice on your own a bit, within a month it would be fair to say you "know" some Python. A good deal, in fact, and it's not a particularly long book. But know, there will be things that still elude you. StackOverflow, Google, Reddit, and maybe a more advanced book after will get you the knowledge you may desire.

Best of luck to you!

u/plssendmegifts · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

This book is frequently recommended, if you want to give her a reference. You can (obviously) get it on Amazon, or Barnes and Noble would have it if you want it now.

u/NohoTwoPointOh · 2 pointsr/SingleDads

Much of it comes from Puritanical roots. Perhaps things are different now, but when I was young, Judeo-Christian households carried a certain amount of shame associated with sex, sexual organs, and discussions about them.

More shame and discomfort also comes from society trying to paint every man as some kind of molester. This may even be the biggest factor. This is nothing more than internalized misandry that men must overcome for the sake of their daughters. But internalized misandry it is. There is also external misandry. When shopping pre-K schools for my daughter, I asked if there were any male teachers (as I prefer a balance). I was told by a female teacher that it would be considered a "safety risk" by many parents. I wanted to tell her that sexual abuse convictions of female educators have tripled in the past decade. But I noped right out of there and found a better school. That said, this is what dads face on a daily basis.

As men, it is very easy for us to internalize such blatant misandry. My example is simply one of many that we face each week. Luckily, I did not have the same amount of religious programming as my peers. I just had to face society's anti-male pressures. I can see it being more difficult for my peers who were raised in parochial schools and deeply religious homes.

It takes a mindset to say "Fuck em. This is my daughter and I am her father. We can talk about our bodies. We should talk about our bodies. There is nothing wrong, shameful or dirty about it. "

I was the first to comfortably broach the subject with my daughter. I taught her to wipe and why there is an order of operations. She would happly sing the "Down in the front, up in the back" song that I taught her. Ask her why? "So I don't get Mr. Germ and Mrs. Bacteria in my buh-gina..." Fucking hilarious! And that's exactly what the topic needs, right? A bit of child-like levity.

What has also helped me is to use books from cultures that are not ashamed of the body.

The "where did I come from" question was addressed at 2-3 years old with this one. There are some other Japanese books we used, but I cannot find them online.

Body functions


When they get older this one is more appropriate.

I have to admit, the more you read and talk with them about the subject, the easier it gets. I also got kids' anatomy books to go over the various systems. Using clinical terms helps remove discomfort as does talking about genitals in terms of our pets ("Sada the dog has testicles because he is a boy dog. Men and boys also have testicles just like Sada".)

Regarding inappropriate touching, I find that fathers are probably better at explaining boundaries as we are usually the ones who are more adept at setting clear and consistent boundaries for our children through fatherly discipline. Once we were comfortable discussing the body, it was easy to discuss inappropriate touches. We checked this book out from the library. Good concept, mediocre execution. This one was much better and enjoyable.

These books (and subsequent discussions) helped us set a baseline and standard in the younger years builds trust that moves on to the adolescent and pre-teen years. One of the men in our Dad's Group has a teenage daughter. He was the one who taught her daughter different ways of dealing with her period (cup vs pad vs tampon). He has a wonderful bond with his daughter that was set quite early. That guy has been a great influence on all and has helped many of us remove the shame and stigma around approaching the female body.

A few random factors.

- I grew up in a multi-generational house that had at least 2 girls and women at any one time.

- I have also had plenty of girlfriends and serious (cohabitating) relationships. One girlfriend had ovarian cysts, one girlfriend had very unusually rough 7-day periods. Of course, we discussed these things together.

- I probably found my parents' copy of "The Joy of Sex" at a bit of an early age, too.

- I was the first class in my state to have sex-ed in school. This is when I was living in America. It was very controversial, as we started as 5th graders. Many parents protested this (again, American Puritan roots).

All of these things demystified female genitals and has helped with my comfort with discussions around the female body.

A bit of a ramble. But it breaks my heart to see fathers allow terrible people to drive a wedge between them and successful parental relationships with their daughters. I am skeptical of university studies, as most seek to paint men is a negative light. Perhaps this study will be no different. But maybe this post might help some dads with their discussions and relationships with daughters.

u/PJulia12 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I hope this helps. It might be a little head of her age but I loved this book as a child! My mom never really explained it to me (the birds and the bees) haha but I did get this book for Christmas. I loved it. It shows you how to handle many aspects of going through puberty, periods and all that adult stuff. (In kid form) so maybe when she's older this can help too! Link is below.

u/ShesMyCupofTea · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

I consider myself a very feminine person, but I'm not necessarily "girly": I don't shave my legs, do my nails, wear makeup, have my hair done, wear anything more fashionable than jeans and tank tops, etc. I find it amusing and noteworthy that my spouse does and will be doing most of these things as he gets further into his transition. It's also kind of distressing because, as much help and expertise as I want to offer, there's a lot that I personally simply don't know.

I read a lot of books as a preteen. In fact, this book from when I was a kid is still around and is unanimously recommended in my mommy groups for people with daughters who are getting to that age: I don't remember specifically what topics it covers, other than the basics, but maybe it's a place to start!

u/cheesegoat · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I hope you see this. Check out "The Care and Keeping of You": It's basically a how-to book for girls, and seems perfect for your situation. Since your daughter is apprehensive about asking other people questions, hopefully this book can answer those for her. Note that there is a sequel for older girls which may be more appropriate for your daughter.

u/Lurker4years · 2 pointsr/funny

You know about this book right? "All Cats Have Aspergers"?

u/isador · 2 pointsr/autism

Some good ones for him and/or his class: Different Like Me, Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome, All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome, What it is to be me, The Autism Acceptance Book, The Juice Box Bully, Ethan's Story, The Bully Blockers.

Of Mice and Aliens and the other books by Kathy Hoopman are awesome. My son read them them all in a day.

u/SleepyNoch · 2 pointsr/autism

Here is a book my therapist gave me to read after I was diagnosed. This might help you understand why you see that connection.

u/Pandaemonium · 2 pointsr/autism

This is a great book for introducing autism to kids - All Cats Have Asperger's Syndrome

u/nomic42 · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/sisyphus_wrecked · 2 pointsr/nfl
u/brash_hopeful · 2 pointsr/ShitMomGroupsSay

The comparison between cats and autistic people is interesting. Like cats, they tend to like their own space, like and need routine, lash out when upset etc. It can be a pretty useful way to explain and understand Autism - there’s actually a children’s book that playfully shows the similarities between cats and people with Aspergers, called All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome. Just like the cat doesn’t communicate in a human language so we have to look for the ways she does communicate with us, Autistic people use a different communication language to allistic people.

I particularly like this comparison because it asserts that there’s nothing wrong with the cat, or the Autistic person, they just see the world differently and communicate in a different way. Rather than forcing them to fit into our understanding of “normal”, we can work together to communicate needs and desires effectively.

u/SWaspMale · 2 pointsr/aspergers

After reading most of the comments (6) I am reminded of

which is a light-hearted comparison of cats (with pictures) to Aspies. Good luck with your cat.

u/UnknownTrash · 2 pointsr/aspergirls

link for the curious.
I was gifted this book and it's really cute and wholesome.

u/JimmyKeepCool · 2 pointsr/disability

Plus her attitude towards others with disabilities will strongly shape her children's attitude.

There also a lot of kids books on the subject, though it may be difficult to find ones that aren't overdone. Kathy Hoopmann's books are really good, IMO. She's got one on Aperger's/Autism and one on ADHD. She her descriptions of both Aspergers and ADHD are spot on and easy to understand.

As they get older, you might consider having them volunteer to work with children with disabilities (like a camp counselor, tutor, reading buddy, or whatever).

You might also consider enrolling them in a preschool that has "blended" classes (both typical peers and those that are "developmentally delayed"). My younger siblings have all gone this route and it's been a good experience for them, I think.

u/missxjulia · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite persons are my daughters Sierra and Isabella. I have one name for the both of them....Sisibella! They are my favorite because they give me a reasons to be successful and happy in life.

If you give a mouse a cookie book

Thank you for the contest.

Happy 8th birthday to your favorite person!

u/Luckystar812 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

ALL of the "If You Give" books! I remember loving those a ton and reading them to my younger siblings. :)

Get those kids some books!

If I win, surprise me! :) I have a huge book list, and used books are perfectly alright.

u/browneyedgirl79 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh, I <3 looking for books for my kids!! They are 14, 13, 12, 11, and 5. Our son is the youngest, and he loves all the books that his older sisters loved when they were younger. :D

Oh my gosh...Get those kids some books!

u/enforce1 · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

I'm going to piggyback this post by highlighting a few things that an overhaul should encompass, instead of just the venting above.

  • Get things done. Above all else, fix issues fast, as fast as possible. Never put it off.
  • Don't let people make you do their jobs for them. Set reasonable expectations, because if you give a mouse a cookie...
  • Communication and CYA. Quickly and efficiently record notes. This goes along with GTD.
  • Use a good ticket system. I've had a lot of luck with RT
  • Push the boundaries of whats acceptable at your institution. If the HR people take 4 weeks to fill out a form, finance takes 6 weeks to put your direct deposit in, don't let that be the speed marker. No issues more than 2 days old. No projects left undocumented.

    Long story short, you have the power to make yourself look VERY good. Its going to involve micromanagement and establishing a helpdesk culture. Make 0 tickets your goal. Every time 0 tickets is reached, give them a small reward. Make 0 tickets a mantra.
u/mnemosyne-0002 · 2 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Archives for the links in comments:

u/Kishara · 2 pointsr/books

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie By Laura Numeroff will teach your child a great lesson to think before you act. It is brilliant and I recommend it to everyone of all ages.

u/CannedRoo · 2 pointsr/Firearms

> I honestly don’t care about gun rights.

That’s your issue.

> get off your high horse and meet these kids in the middle.

Here’s a book I highly recommend. The principle applies to anyone with an agenda. Don’t fool yourself into thinking they’ll be satisfied with a compromise.

u/DronedAgain · 2 pointsr/AskMenOver30


Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life by Roger Rosenblatt

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff



Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

15 things Kurt Vonnegut said better than anyone else ever has or will (be sure to read the whole thing)

Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young by Mary Schmich (don't take the title wrong)

u/July617 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Tao of Pooh

"I love reading books!", but sadly haven't been into reading lately so, idk any book would do.

u/underthemilkyway · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Looks like you could use some direction in a comforting form. Some books to consider:

The Tao of Pooh

A great little book to get you to look at things differently at times. I wont go deep, but I think the reviews on amazon give you a good idea of what to expect. It's quite short as well, so it wont be some huge commitment.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

This is not a manual for repairing motorcycles. No, it's a work of fiction that helps you find a more "zen" approach to live. Have you seen "The Big Lebowski"? Yeah, it defends the values in finding peace in the world around you, even if things don't always go smoothly.

Invisible Monsters

Finally a book for embracing and confronting that anger and hurt you have built up. Palahniuk is just the author for the job. Don't read the synopsis and DON'T get the silly remixed version of the book. I've known people who have found this book life changing. It seems to really speak to women.

u/Cpt_Whiteboy_McFurry · 2 pointsr/Soulnexus

Came to the comments to suggest this book. Here's a link to the Amazon page if you're feeling lazy.

u/apcolleen · 2 pointsr/Atlanta
u/hectordoesgorug · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I don't know how 'view changing' this would be. But I battle depression. I really enjoyed reading The Tao of Pooh I still refer back to certain parts of the story that I really liked.

u/I-Survive · 2 pointsr/askphilosophy

An existentialist crisis is oftentimes followed up by a feeling of depression or emptiness. "If nothing is true, why bother trying?"

Here are two possible remedies for alleviating this feeling of meaninglessness. One is Buddhism and the other is Taoism. Buddhism is the embracement of emptiness in order to be completely aware and focused on reality. Taoism is the belief of accepting a chaotic uncontrollable universe in order to live freely and contemptly.

The Tao of Pooh is a great beginner's book for taoism. After that, I'd recommend reading different translations of "The Tao".

I'm not too certain about where to start on the practices of buddhism, but Alan Watt's lectures of eastern philosophy has had an astounding impact on my own life. I'd recommend you listen to some of his lectures to better understand meaninglessness and purposefulness that both work alongside each other.

u/Pherllerp · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

If you're actually interested in understanding this concept, I would recommend The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. Its a really fun, calming book about acceptance of life.

u/juanvaldez83 · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Winnie the Pooh is actually a great correlation to being a Taoist philosophy. "There are thirty spokes in a wheel, but it's the emptiness in the middle that makes the wheel useful." "A vessel is only important because of the emptiness inside it." Taoism is all about following the "flow" and being zen with life by making it as simple and non-complex as possible.

There even is a book The Tao of Pooh that explains the correlation.

TL;DR Pooh is zen as fuck

u/immune2iocaine · 2 pointsr/malelifestyle

Not exactly "how to be a man", but general non-fiction I've really enjoyed:

Benjamin Hoff - The Tao of Pooh -- Sounds childish perhaps, but its a fantastic read. Worth the time.

Biography of E=MC2 -- Einstein's famous equasion, told biography style. Great read, not too "sciency".

Tim O'Brian - If I Die in a combat zone --

Also, military field guides / training manuals are non classified and excellent resources for any sort of camping / survival you may do. Most surplus type stores carry them, or you can download and print your own!

u/HolyPigshitBatman · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Tao of Pooh is adorable and very uplifting.

u/HaikuLubber · 2 pointsr/exmormon

The only thing I've read since resigning is "The Magic of Reality" by Richard Dawkins. It is GORGEOUS in both visuals and teachings. I was constantly brought to tears at the majesty of the REAL WORLD we live in, as shown by scientific evidence. Also, I didn't realize just how STARVED I was for REAL scientific information!

I also love "The Tao of Pooh", a gentle teaching of Taoism through the characters from Winnie the Pooh. It's mind opening without being religious, in my opinion.

u/judogirl · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I just want all the gold!

I think you have to have this book. It is really good and based on your book wishlist I think you would like it.

u/ty23c · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

It's too damn hot outside
(are you in Cali? Cause damn it's hooooooootttt D:)

And this book for some summer reading or this flashy key chain can't decide so if I happen to win you choose :)

u/redhatnation · 2 pointsr/

Tell her to return the fucking book. BTW, it's a legit book (for anyone reading your post):

u/eime8498 · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (fiction)

I've been recommending this one lately because I finished it recently and it was so good.

u/vivalavi · 2 pointsr/books

Not related to memoirs, but 'The Book Thief' has been one of the most creative fictional books I have read on the subject of WWII (Holocaust, particularly). It's about a young orphaned girl who lives with her foster parents in Germany before/during WWII. The book is meant for young adults, but I think anyone would appreciate its beauty.

u/Sazmattazz · 2 pointsr/books

Shadow of the Wind is a good suggestion, that popped into my head as well. I'd also say take a look at Lightning Rods. It's got the manic satiric humor you would like, along with some genuine philosophical capital L literature themes she would like. Another one is maybe The Book Thief - this falls more into her category, but I'm willing to bet you'd really like it as well.

u/neongreenpurple · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I recently read The Book Thief. It's about a German girl during WWII/The Holocaust. It's very good. I highly recommend it.

u/awkwardlittleturtle · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

No, I haven't (as I don't have a smartphone), but that sounds like a really interesting concept!

I just finished Room, and am currently reading The Book Thief. Both are really good! I ended up reading Room in one evening- I just couldn't stop! >.<

u/joosier · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

I remember a book being written about future civilizations uncovering a motel room and completely misinterpreting everything about it.

Found it! Motel of the Mysteries:

It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Imagine, then, the excitement that Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist at best, experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, was clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber, permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilization.

u/motivational_tweaker · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

One of my favorite books growing up was Motel of Mysteries, which is a discussion of a dig site in what used to be a motel by archaeologists in 4022 and their interpretations of what things like toilet bowls were used for (religious ceremonies).

u/orlum · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

This reminds me of this book.

u/curious_umbrella · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

when I was in elementary school, there was a book called Hotel Motel of the Mysteries, in which people in the future discover a hotel from our time, and misinterpret all the objects. I should really buy that book, actually.

Ha! Of course it was by David Macaulay, that man is amazing.

u/iridiumtiara · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Motel of the Mysteries is a book that deals with that idea in a humorous way. It takes place in a distant future when archaeologists find a perfectly preserved hotel from now-ish, and we get to see what they make of all of the "artifacts" they discover.

As far as the figures, I am not sure how they know. But, you may have part of the answer there in your question. There's not necessarily much of a divide between "fertility" and "sex," maybe the figures don't have to be one or the other?

u/xythrowawayy · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

This sounds related to something that would be in the story "Motel of the Mysteries":

It is a funny take on archeology by imagining what would happen 2000 years from now if archeologists tried to interpret our "modern" conveniences. It is a good read and really makes you wonder how much we are getting wrong about the past by assuming everything is set sort of altar or ceremonial whatever.

u/dansdata · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

I desperately want this sign to survive for fifty thousand years so future anthropologists can integrate it into the display-screen-based religion they've invented for us.

(Edit: :-)

u/LegalAction · 2 pointsr/AskHistorians

There are sculptures and pottery and burials, but that's all archaeology, and like city planning and house plans I mentioned above, deriving meaning (in my opinion - there's a huge history vs. archaeology debate we could have but I don't want to get into) from just that is hard.

We know these guys were good with water, socially complex enough to have planned cities with a central defensive/ritual/communal district; they had art and pots (which implies a certain level of, say, cooking technology), but what all this means is up to interpretation.

For instance, this guy is called a priest-king, but I don't have a bloody clue why. This is a dude who got a statue made. Obviously he thinks he's important and has enough wealth to get a statue made, but does that mean he's a priest-king?

This is why I don't do archaeology. Other flared users here will disagree with me. But I just don't think archaeology itself gets us very far. This is kind of a fun illustration of the problems I see with archaeology if you can get your hands on it.

u/theoriemeister · 2 pointsr/pics

Then you'll probably enjoy Motel of the Mysteries. It's hilarious!

u/goninzo · 2 pointsr/AskScienceFiction

Maybe not exactly what you are looking for, but this book was written already, it's pretty good.

u/TheLearndAstronomer · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn
u/Huffy_All_Ultegra · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I've been custom building and working in shops since I was... well technically too young to be legally employable.

Emily Dickinson factors in here: "The heart wants what it wants, or else it does not care".


As a competitive BMXer, my bent toward building was a product of necessity: I'd have a bike I liked, typically upgraded the cranks right out of the box, and would replace parts as I broke them, or as parts I liked the look of would be offered in trade from other bmxdiots. BMX kids aren't known for the depth of their pockets (maybe their individual parents are, but not the bmxdiot himself). So I learned valuable technical skills, and did what I had to do to keep my wheels spinning.


Fast forward a few surgeries later:

I have short extremities for my height, so once I got over my prejudice toward spandex and drop bars, Building up my Allez was basically a necessity, because I have a bent for shorter cranks and stem than most people my size. I also have very wide shoulders, which means wider bars than most people my size.


However, A Cannondale F29 (alloy, lefty fork) in size large fit me just fine out of the box, so I bought it, raced it, crashed it, killed it, and loved the living hell out of it while I still had it. Hated the bland colors, but I feel that made me more competitive because I wasn't afraid to chip the paint.


I'm a pro mechanic and I have been for years, one of the primary benefits to building is aesthetic. My Allez looks like something out of TRON or Rainbow Brite. I've also swapped the group on it multiple times. A close second is fit. For me, personally, It's all about the thrill of the build. In fact I frequently get bored with bikes once I get them dialed in. Coincidentally, This is the first book my parents ever got me. And it made an impression.


If you absolutely need your bike to be one of a kind, you have no choice but to build. If you absolutely have to have the latest and greatest fighter jet for racing purposes, out of the box options like SWORKS and things like Cannondale's Black INC are gonna be your go to.


Also, for clarification for those who do need to limit their budget: What I haven't factored in so far, is that I'm a trained professional and an expert when it comes to bicycle fuckery. I know exactly what I am doing when it comes to part compatibility, and specialty tools. This is how hotrods work! Hot rod culture came out of skilled, but underprivileged kids who had more hard earned knowledge than money for a fast car. If you don't have the skills, or the time (and primarily) humility to learn them, the path of least resistance (and lowest cost) to a sub 11 second quarter mile is to buy an off the showroom sports car.


EDIT: Hope this helps and Keep Kickin'

u/cspeed · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Did you mean this? This book was my favorite when I was a kid

u/Slouching2Bethlehem · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

Love those books.

Depending on how old you are if you saw it growing up, it could have been [The Way Things Work] ( or possibly the How Stuff Works [book itself] (

u/quatch · 2 pointsr/electronics

working with a microcontroller will be a good way to have hands on learning about electronics backed up by your programming skill.

You could also look at the kids book It has mammoths, and is pretty fun, alongside being quite descriptive of the innards of technology. This is an update to the one I had. I still enjoy looking at my copy, and my son liked it when he was 4.

u/RiggSesamekesh · 2 pointsr/whatsthatbook

Were there mammoths? Could be The New Way Things Work

u/f1rstman · 2 pointsr/pics

The Way Things Work FTW! There's a sequel that just came out, too. Must put it on my Christmas list.

u/Pastasky · 2 pointsr/askscience

Perhaps the book The Way Things Work? I loved this book when I was a kid.

u/YolomancerX · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

The Way Things Work looks like a good choice. There's an updated version... from 1998. Well, I guess physics don't update that often, so it's all good.

u/Pufflekun · 2 pointsr/geek

Not an engineer, but I did love this book when I was a kid.

u/Verudaga · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Apparently it has very good reviews as well.

Link for the lazy who want to buy it.

u/Casemander · 2 pointsr/IAmA



u/sealab_2021 · 2 pointsr/Fantasy

There is an actual cookbook too!

Amazon link

u/Ralltir · 2 pointsr/vegan

Totally off topic but there's a legit cookbook with all the delicious sounding food from the books. Haven't tried the pie yet.

u/WinterShine · 2 pointsr/books

Non-mobile link.

I really liked the deeper'n'ever pie, and if I recall right it was a fairly straight-forward recipe as well.

u/TheHoundsOFLove · 2 pointsr/bookporn

I've thought about doing this with D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, I love the illustrations so much

u/samisbond · 2 pointsr/atheism

What about bringing them in with Ancient Greek Myth (there are children's versions though some are still a little mature). You could read them as bed time stories and talk about different myths being considered religion. Introduce them as stories.

I'm not a Father so I have no idea if this would be interesting. I know I was read Greek Myth as a little kid though.

You might want to talk to Grandma about this.

u/CrazyPlato · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Personally, this is the book I started with. Remember, I started in sixth grade, so of course the stories are censored. But it's a good primer of Greek myths, and it provides pictures which might make them a bit more memorable. In any case, I used that book for the majority of my Latin classes, so I got pretty well-versed in it. Later on, I was given other sources like Metamorphoses. Personally, I'm doubtful that poetry would be as easy to learn the myths from though: I got a lot more from plain-spoken prose than I did from my attempts to translate Latin poetry. The language is pretty and all, but it doesn't make the meaning as clear as other media might.

One other thing to consider is that certain stories didn't cross over as easily from Greek to Roman. Greek myths focus a lot more on the gods. Heroes are usually tragic heroes, and a lot of the stories are how those heroes end up getting screwed over by the gods for being stupid and trying to show up one of the gods. Roman myths start to give more credit to the heroes. They're less flawed, and at times the gods become less relevant. If you ask me, it's a cultural shift, since Rome was getting pretty confident in the power of mankind to master the world around them. So Ovid probably wouldn't cover as much of the myth as you'd like.

If you want to look into greek plays, they tend to portray some of the more classic stories pretty well. The structure may be a little weird at first. The style is usually something like this: there's a chorus of generic people, like soldiers or handmaidens or whatever. The hero struts in and explains the backstory up to this point (Agamemnon brags about the Trojan War, Oedipus explains that his kingdom is freaking out over something). The chorus, or else another character who's introduced, warns the protagonist to be careful and he naturally ignores them. Then tragic events unfold revealing that the protagonist has unknowingly ruined things for himself because he didn't leave well enough alone.

u/Nejfelt · 2 pointsr/Marvel

Chicago Children's Press and Firesides.

Though even before that, what got me on the whole super-hero mythos, was Greek and Norse mythology, presented by D'Aulaires's Greek and Norse books.

u/storysearch · 2 pointsr/mythology

If you like Greek and Norse, I'd recommend D'Auliere's Greek and Norse.

Also, I'd recommend fairly tales from the Pantheon Library, which do not have images but will help him to learn to picture them in his mind and pay attention as well. I should give you a warning though: some of them can still be a bit intense and inappropriate to modern listeners, depending on which culture the stories come from.

You're going to especially want to proof-read the European ones for strange acts of violence as well as many other cultures for potential moments of sexuality or bathroom humor. Though the potty humor might be very amusing to your son depending which age he is.

u/logic11 · 2 pointsr/MMA

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths is the easiest starting point. That or just google greek myths.

u/ginganinja2507 · 2 pointsr/books
u/silentgreen85 · 2 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

It's probably the same edition that I had. At some point in my early teens mom did some cleaning and I lost three books that I never would have gotten rid of: the illustrated hobbit, dinotopia (hubby bought me it and another in the series for Christmas a few years back, and this peculiar kids version of Greek myths.

Maybe once some other things settle down I'll finally get around to replacing the hobbit and the Greek myths book. Same with the A Gebra named Al, and a Chemy named Al - except I was the one who weeded those out of my collection at some point.

u/mtVessel · 2 pointsr/books

D'Aulaires' is the standard text for kids (of all ages). For adults, it's Bullfinch's.

u/jen4k2 · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Whatever you do, don't turn your nose up at children's books.

I recommend D'Aulaires' Books of Norse Myths and Greek Myths immediately, they are amazing. My husband and I have been collecting books that meant a lot to us to share with our future family, these were among the first we sought out.

Edit: You should also study Arthurian mythology. TH White's "The Once & Future King" is great, I'll try to find the beautiful book my husband wants to find from his childhood -- it was strangely comprehensive.

Source: We both studied classic literature, I'm a teacher. :)

u/Le_girlfriend11 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter There, you can get complete set of hardcover for about $70 and softcover for a little over $40. Waaay better than $200

Edit: Oh and alot of times on items over $25 there's free shipping. Yay to that

u/margalicious · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A hundred bucks!?! OBVIOUSLY this means you are anything but a jerk!

But if you're serious, I don't own any of the Harry Potter books, and the entire set is only like $50...

girlsplaywow is a jerk


u/bethanechol · 2 pointsr/pics
u/dinomother · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.[A cobalt blue mixer for all of your baking needs.] (

2.[Nothing says summer like sunscreen!] (

3.[ A hot dog slicer in the shape of a dog.] (

4.[ I'd love to gift this record player to someone simply because it is awesome!] (

5.[ I think that everyone should read the complete harry potter series for an adventure that will last.] (

6. A nifty book of christmas songs for the low price of 0.99

7.[ A fancy dog bed, so your dog can rest comfortably!] (

8.[ These llamas don't really have a use, but they are stinking cute!] (

9.[I think everyone should watch wonder and realize that it is totally okay to be different.] (

10.[ A lifestraw would surely come in handy during a zombie attackas you are still going to need uncontaminated water to drink.] (

11.[ This yoga mat will totally help me achieve my fitness goals for this year!] (

12.[ Add on items can be the worst or the best. Whatever your opinion on them you are going to love this hair mask!] (

13.[A harry potter funko for those in love with the world of wizards and magic!] (

14.[A cabinet set for the low price of 13000. What a deal!] (

15.[ A shark anatomy model that will show you the inner workings of your favorite aquatic species!] (

16.[ This is honestly the best candle ever! Who doesn't love the smell of fresh apples?!] (

18.[I think a nice journal would be helpful for writes to jot down their ideas quickly.] (

19.[ For some strange reason I am currently obsessed with pins! There are so many different ones, but I think this is my favorite one!] (

20.[ I mean who doesn't want a tacocat on a hamburger in their bathroom?!] (

u/Socio_Pathic · 2 pointsr/HPfanfiction
u/canaki17 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

Pottermore shopを見たところ、電子版ならKindle, kobo, Reader等で買えるようです。紙の本のほうが好きな場合はamazonでアメリカ版の取り扱いはあります。参考程度にどうぞ。

Seriously, I'd recommend reading the English version. I gave up reading the Japanese translations because of the terrible quality. I doubt Matsuoka (or Seizansha) would let go of the only successful book they released, so I wouldn't hope for re-translations if I were you.

u/SystemFolder · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

Here's a source.

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

u/jillredhand · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

You're doing this wrong. If you approach books as a task for self-edification that you view as a duty, you're going to hate it. Read whatever you want, for entertainment. Read funnystuff. Read thrillers. Read fantasy. Read weird science fiction. Heck, read history, economics, and science.

TL;DR: Read whatever the hell you feel like, and I guarantee you you will feel better about yourself than you would have by forcing yourself through Ulysses or War and Peace.

u/d0mth0ma5 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

How cheap and legal?


u/jojewels92 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.) Something that is grey.

2.) Something reminiscent of rain. It always rains when I go camping

3.) Something food related that is unusual. Tiramisu wafer cookies. Better than sex.

4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. I have a whole wishlist for other people. My boyfriend, gramdma, mom, dad, and little brother.

5.) A book you should read! Clearly. You should have read these already because they are the best books evar.

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping Not on my wishlist

7.) Something related to cats Leopards are big cats.

8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it.

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Because it's the best trilogy of all time.

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. To whack them in the head and the use the pick to smash their brains out. And it's foldable so it will fit in a backpack.

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals. I'm a student and I practically live in the library most of the school year. I need a laptop because the computers at school are SO outdated.

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items.

13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. PS4! I need this because I love to game and I really, really need Kingdom Hearts 3. Like really.

14.) Something bigger than a bread box.

15.) Something smaller than a golf ball.

16.) Something that smells wonderful. This is the BEST SCENT EVER. It smells like marshmallows, fire burning, and vanilla.

17.) A (SFW) toy. Grown-up toy!

18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school.

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be. Harry Potter is always an obsession.

[20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. ]()

[Anything that has my real name on it.]()

Anything made in Oregon. This is a bit of a stretch but bear with me. The Bourne Triology preceeds The Bournce Legacy. Which starred Edward Norton who also starred in Fight Club. A movie based off the book who was written by none other than Chuck Palahniuk who is from Oregon & resides there.

I'll be back to finish this!

fear cuts deeper than swords

u/philo-sopher · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My wife is thirty-two and just this year read the books and watched the movies for the first time. I loved watching her face as she read the last few books. The sadness and anger in it as everyone died off. Oddly, she never learned the biggest spoiler of all. Watching her read that section was priceless.
Would love the Box Set of Books!. Imperio!

u/cryingviolinist · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/jzpenny · 2 pointsr/changemyview

It feels like you have really deeply misunderstood something about what goes on in bathrooms.


u/DragoonDM · 2 pointsr/todayilearned
u/palordrolap · 2 pointsr/self

In addition:

Everybody poops

... or they have too much money or a medical condition and go for colonic irrigation. Still counts as pooping.

The Queen of England poops. The President of the USA poops. You poop. I poop. We all poop for ice poop.

Uh ... Maybe not that last one. Sounds uncomfortable.

Just make sure they don't poop in the water cooler.

u/sominnsny67 · 2 pointsr/movies're going to be old gross and naked and you're going to take a shit in the next 48 hours tops. Because you're not a special snowflake. You don't bypass your humanity by scolding others for theirs. You hate naked people and people who take shits? We are all naked and we all poop. This means: You hate or will hate every person in the world, including yourself. You need to see someone professionally about your mindset. Good luck.

Here is a classic you should check out:
It's called Everyone Poops. You can even read it next time you're on the toilet!

u/ksaj · 2 pointsr/pics

Thankfully she wasn't reading Everyone Poops. That sure would be embarrassing.

u/thewholedamnplanet · 2 pointsr/fatlogic
u/chronikfunk · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

There is a book called Everyone Poops get over it, you do it, I do it, everyone's poop smells. It's okay.
Edit: Not saying let it linger, or drop an upper decker.

u/LandSeagull · 2 pointsr/EQNext

Well, I think a bear eating a small dagger is a bit of a stretch. Maybe the wand, but perhaps wand parts. I don't think bears are quite dumb enough to eat giant twigs without a second thought. Actually, I quite like the idea of wand parts. Makes just a little bit more sense. I mean, the problem with the idea of "well it ate this" is that "Everyone Poops", if you know what I mean. Although like I said, it's more of an issue with the sheer principle of a bear not noticing a dagger in its daily meal.

u/CaptainHilders · 2 pointsr/relationships

I think they meant the book.

u/BabyFeverish · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Haha! This brings back some memories! My mom bought this book for me as a little kid, as well as Everyone Poops, by Taro Gomi.

u/Sariel007 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

LPT: Read this book..

u/Kiki_Go_Night_Night · 2 pointsr/confession

Before I realized that I had a really bad allergy to dairy, I went through a period of about 3 months with severe poop issues. I became afraid to be more than 15 minutes away from a bathroom.

I now had the dairy issue figured out, but I am still afraid of shitting myself. The anxiety causes IBS, which then increases the anxiety. Vicious circle.

The good new is that everybody poops.

u/anywaybye · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I used to love The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales when I was younger. Always enjoyed it.

I recently read The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird and I thought it was a good picture book. The author also has picture books aimed at kids for E.T. and Home Alone and next year is releasing Back to the Future. The pictures are great.

u/PhylisInTheHood · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/Ulstra · 2 pointsr/newjersey

I was at the Vernon library in sussex county a few months ago and they had the same thing, a bunch of older childrens books. Managed to find

u/argetholo · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales? Art looks kinda similar, but the story is off.

u/CryptidGrimnoir · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

9 year old girls

They're old enough to be reading chapter books, but you didn't mention how advanced they were...

Hmm...this might be tricky...

If they like animals:

Summer of the Wolves

A recently orphaned twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother leave a foster home in California to stay with their estranged uncle, a biologist studying a wolf pack in the woods of Minnesota. Heartfelt and informative.

If they like fantasy:


Kendra and Seth's grandfather has a secret. His woods is a sanctuary for all creatures magical and mystic.

If they like mysteries:

Frightmares: Cat Burglar On the Prowl

Peg Kehret has written a score of mysteries, but the best for middle readers are the Frightmares. Kayo and Rosie run into quite a few mysteries, and quite a bit of danger.

If they want to read about normal kids:

You can't go wrong with Beverly Cleary; I will never not recommend her. If I had to choose a single book of hers to recommend...

Dear Mr. Henshaw

7 year old boy

If he likes fairy tales:

The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The best set of fractured fairy tales I can think of. And perfect for a seven year old boy.

If he likes mysteries:

Jigsaw Jones

Encyclopedia Brown and its emphasis on logic and catching people in lies might be a touch too much for him at the moment, so I'm going to recommend Jigsaw Jones, the other elementary sleuth solving mysteries at reasonable rates. There's approximately a bazillion Jigsaw Jones books, so take your pick.

4 year old boy

If he likes little stories:

Mouse Tales

I may need a little extra time to think of books for the other kids.

u/Slackerchan · 2 pointsr/funny

I would say the same of this book.

u/purebredginger · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This book is awesome and anyone who says other wise is a dirty liar! Whopp-di-do-da

u/ShaktiAmarantha · 2 pointsr/sexover30

/u/JustDiscoveredSex recommended Its Not The Stork (K-grade 3) in an earlier thread, so I'm sticking it in here to get things collected in one place.

>Awesome book, good for the youngest kids ...and it also covers important things like "okay touches" and bodily autonomy.

u/gigglesmcbug · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Get a good comprehensive book, like this,

read through it, flag the things you want to make sure he understands. Talk about those things, then leave the book on the family bookshelf and let him know if he ever wants to read it, he can.

u/JustDiscoveredSex · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

The hell we shouldn’t give young kids the whole talk. I was giving the other kids in kindergarten sex Ed lessons. That’s what happens when you live on a farm...animals fuck, it’s unavoidably in your face. I had the mechanics down very early. And so did my kids.

Books to normalize talking about sex:

It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (age 4+)

It's So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (age 7+)

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sexual Health (age 9+)

u/theknack4 · 2 pointsr/lgbt

Here's a good book to start with.



We use it in the curriculum that I teach in school. It's part of the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum if you want to dig deeper on your own.

u/dustgirl · 2 pointsr/Parenting

This is the best book I think:

Its Perfectly Normal

u/sharer_too · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

[This] ( is a great book - and actually a lot more fun than it sounds at first -

John Allen Paulos - Innumeracy

|Why do even well-educated people understand so little about mathematics? And what are the costs of our innumeracy? John Allen Paulos, in his celebrated bestseller first published in 1988, argues that our inability to deal rationally with very large numbers and the probabilities associated with them results in misinformed governmental policies, confused personal decisions, and an increased susceptibility to pseudoscience of all kinds. Innumeracy lets us know what we're missing, and how we can do something about it|

u/SchrodingerDevil · 2 pointsr/worldnews

Technically I don't think it's an "official" word. I got it from this guy.

u/dipsta · 1 pointr/harrypotter

On Amazon you can get each one brand new for £3.85 each, or get them in a nice box set for £30. Really cheap, as buying 7 paperbacks is usually like £50 - 70.

Edit: Noticed you're in US. Here is a set for like £30 ($52).

If you want to own them that's probably the cheapest way if you want them brand new.

u/catbug64 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

How about... Harry Potter?
It's under 50 for used sets. :)

u/mamallama · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

oh my gosh. placeholder so i can work on this after my kids get to bed. excited! <3 you guys and your contests! I'm back!!

Morthy demands

  • I'd probably feel pretty posh in this wool slouchy hat but i don't know how it'd make me feel like an englishman. :) ^^Fashion ^^Attempts ^^WL.
  • I would probably never wear these outside of the house or yoga studio but these yoga pants look amazing! ^^Fashion ^^Attempts ^^WL

  • I am lacking in phallic looking items, so this is a bit of a stretch, a salt shaker. ^^kitchen ^^WL.

    Akeleie demands

  • Most geeky item : Geek Dad book with projects and fun things to do for my husband and our kids. ^^The ^^Mr. ^^WL.

  • Item which would help me achieve my goal of being a single car household and an active, fun, hot mama is this double bike trailer ^^ActiveLifestyle ^^WL

  • Best item to bring on a deserted island is The Harry Potter series, i have NOT read these books yet, but plan to do so along with my sons when they are a little older. ^^books ^^WL
u/cknap · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite book is 1984 and my favorite book series is Harry Potter!

u/acciocorinne · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

awesome!! I've been trying to watch Classic Who! My favorite books :)

u/iamthehyrax · 1 pointr/harrypotter

Amazon still has them all for sale online. My BF just got the whole set (of the original US versions) from there for a really reasonable price. Here's the link for it.

u/RattusRattus · 1 pointr/writing

Your opinion does seem to have some supporting facts. Once the books started to balloon out, I began to loose interest in them. Not that my interest was great to begin with.

u/ibid-11962 · 1 pointr/HarryPotterBooks

It's a good price, but it's only about 20% cheaper than the typical Amazon price and this isn't the cheapest it goes. You can see the price history here.

u/59616D6D69654E6F6F62 · 1 pointr/motorcycles

You should read this

u/shiner_man · 1 pointr/videos

WTF!? This is a thing on reddit? I've never seen this before.

Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi.

u/TimmyFTW · 1 pointr/sydney

> I love that being an adult who gives 0 fucks means I can say "I was having a shit" and then they're the embarrassed ones not me

That's pretty much how I got over it. Maybe read him this book?

u/Eclectix · 1 pointr/pics
u/wristrule · 1 pointr/AskWomen

While I am not a woman, may I recommend some helpful literature on the subject?

u/Nick_Burns_ThatsMe · 1 pointr/Conservative

No one can tax poo, my friend.

u/mrg58 · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

Seems like you have a case of poop shame. Perhaps you should read a book.

u/777Sir · 1 pointr/DotA2

> People are weird as shit with their needs.

Poop's not weird, man

u/TLettuce · 1 pointr/ems
u/lnfinity · 1 pointr/gifs
u/scootter82 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals
u/Hornswaggle · 1 pointr/PublicFreakout

Ha ha! You went that far back in my profile? Now who’s living in who’s head? Hilarious.

Everybody Poops:

Everyone Poops (Turtleback Binding Edition)

Have your parents get it.

u/Mikeb43 · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

I mean I sort of understand where you're coming from but in reality who wants to watch you poop and why would you care. If someone wants to go through the trouble to watch me take a shit and then sit above it while I play games or browse reddit then so be it. It's not like this is abnormal behaviour.


u/diagonaldude · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts
u/DroolingIguana · 1 pointr/gaming
u/REMAIN_IN_LIGHT · 1 pointr/outrun
u/ROFLQUOFFLE · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I bet he is full of shit

u/Eccentrica_Gallumbit · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I think people need to get over their social anxiety with using the bathroom. Might I recommend some light reading material next time you're doing the deed.

Having a quiet fan is nice when someone's showering while you're sleeping in the next room, as my wife and I do with alternate schedules.

u/Somedamnguy · 1 pointr/biology

Let's have a look at your question:

You first ask the % absorption of foods. Then, with no answer or data, you assume it is very low. Then, you assume this is due to poor nutrition without running a control to see what the absorption is with a healthy diet. You then blame "pop-culture" without any evidence. Do you understand why this is a terrible way to go about anything?

The first step of the scientific method is observation, not wild conjecture. You need to make an observation before you ask a question.

As to your actual question: People poop for several reasons, it is completely natural and everyone poops. Part of the reason is due to non water-soluble products of metabolite decomposition ie. stercobilin, as well as indigestible starches that form the structure of plants.

You claim that people excrete more than they consume: They do not, else we would all be dead within 2 weeks.

You claim excretion is a physical ailment caused by pop-culture: It is not, everyone poops, we have fossilized dinosaur poop. We're the dinosaurs victims of pop-culture?

u/filthpickle · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

This may also help you out.

u/woodworkerlars · 1 pointr/woodworking
u/adopted_by_bunnies · 1 pointr/tifu

this happened years ago and they still haven't gotten you an autographed copy of "Everyone Poops"? ;)

u/Marmalade6 · 1 pointr/orangeisthenewblack
u/KyOatey · 1 pointr/tifu
u/e36 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Maybe you should get him this book?

u/Will_Power · 1 pointr/pics

Dude, we all make shit. They even wrote a book about it.

u/Nitroburner3000 · 1 pointr/AskMen

What are you doing in there that you don't want a woman to see/hear? Unless you're doing something odd, women do all the same things. No reason for embarrassment or discomfort.

u/CalibanDrive · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions
u/Singular_Thought · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

It really is just a fart. It is natural and everyone does it.

Same goes for taking a shit. I read a book about it.

u/ThisOldHatte · 1 pointr/AMA

>I'm really wishing I had used a throwaway. Concerned my husband or brothers will figure out who I am and be ashamed of me for redditing about my poo. Oh well.

If that happens there is a book that can help explain that pooping is nothing to be ashamed of.

u/thedeadrabbit · 1 pointr/books

Everyone Poops. Mind Blown.

u/lldpell · 1 pointr/vegan

Thanks for the link, I actually did good "coronado feeders" and found that they work on feedlots. Which confused me as I wasnt sure if they produce animal feed or if they feed animals. Neither sound horrible to me.(again I guess Im missing something, its hard being new around some people here)

The lake of shit is gross. No where near "one of the most disgusting things Ive ever seen". Some people have an issue with feces, this book really helped my son when he was having issues check it out.


u/cakemonster · 1 pointr/Bulldogs
u/Rucer44 · 1 pointr/tifu
u/JimmyHavok · 1 pointr/news

Let me rcommend a little book to you: Everyone Poops.

No one is going to care about video of the door of a toilet stall, no matter what kind of sounds accompany it.

u/Crustyoldbastard · 1 pointr/writing

Depending on the target audience, nonsensical rhymes may be appropriate. Books for very young children are not vehicles for conveying some soul-shattering insight into the human condition, but are more for laying down the fundamentals upon which literacy will be built.
Check out Max's Ride, where the protagonist goes down a hill; Max (of titular notability) and his sister both exclaim "STOP!" at the much anticipated denouement. Not much in the way of plot, but it works on the ideas of printed text (follow with your finger as you read to the little ones) and basic verbs.
Other basic ideas can be conveyed to very young children using simplistic verbiage and a limited lexicon-- frequently these involve body functions such as sneezing, going potty, and pooping. Many others deal with counting, colors, or shapes.

You can see the increasing complexity of the story line as the target age increases. My two year old daughters lose focus on more complex books such as most Berenstain Bears stories even now, but we are heading in that direction.

Still, with all that being said, there are certainly varying degrees of quality in children's books.

Even if this is indeed a truly revolting mass of half-assed effluvium that would offend every last fiber of your being, treat it (as others have recommended) as a resume builder.

u/LoudMusic · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

Everyone Poops.

It's a good read. I've reread it a few times, in fact. ;)

u/kimipixi · 1 pointr/PolishGauntlet

i really think you should go with this book because of hilarious reasons AHEM!

I've deleted a lot of my WL too.. I had over a hundred items and now I'm getting closer to under 80!! WOO! Also, I followed you on tumbls! ;]

The sun is finally shining today!!! I'm looking forward to a dry day at work and I'm trying very hard to snag this marker sketch from an artist I adore.

ps - i probably stink.. haven't showered yet - yum!

u/Cruel_Melody · 1 pointr/OkCupid
u/BJUmholtz · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals
u/BryanVision · 1 pointr/videos

Now I'm thinking this world needs a sequel to Everyone Poops.

Call it, Everyone Poops Their Pants.

Every one of us begins our life pooping all over ourselves.

We do it proudly and without shame. Multiple times a day.

And other people willingly clean it up for us. When we get old, some of us even go out pooping our pants. Why do we shame ourselves and each other over poop? Sure it's gross, but so what?

u/Appa_YipYip · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This book was a huge part of my childhood and I would read it practically every day. It really make me feel like I have a connection with my childhood.

Thanks for the contest!

u/TheO-ne-ders · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Green eggs and ham.

I have this book on my WL for my little sisters! The Stinky Cheese man is one of my favorite books from when I was a kid, so I think any kid will love it :)

u/UnicornPlus · 1 pointr/Wishlist

Not a parent, just partial to books I read as a kid. The Stinky Cheese Man, Rainbow Fish, I'm always going to think Goosebumps for the 8-12 crowd, Anansi the spider and Abiyoyo

u/deliriousmintii · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I don't want to repeat things people have already suggested. One book that I really enjoyed reading throughout my childhood were books by Richard Scarry. Unfortunately it seems like a lot of the books are out of print, but they are still for sale on for very reasonable prices.
Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever!
I remember this book very vividly with the lion on the cover. I loved the drawings, and how everything was categorized on pages.

Another great book that is both enjoyable read aloud or read alone was The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. It would of course be in your nieces best literary interests to learn of these fairy tales properly first, but once she does, share this book with her.

u/FoodBeerBikesMusic · 1 pointr/aww

It can be kinda scary, actually!

I was pleased (and proud) to see that my son "got" parody and satire, even at a very young age. One of his favorite books was "The Stinky Cheese Man (and other fairly stupid tales)" It was a mashup/parody of a whole bunch of fairy tales. ( The Stinky Cheese Man was a parody of The Gingerbread Man....except he was made of stinky cheese, so no one wanted to catch him....)

When he was a bit older, he went to see the Star Wars reissue. Then I told him, "ok, now you have to watch this...." and gave him Soaceballs. He got it - even some of the more subtle stuff like Spaceball One going by for five minutes.

u/orksnork · 1 pointr/guns

Scholastic™ Book Fairs in the gym, even. Pick up a copy of The Stinky Cheeseman

u/wiltscores · 1 pointr/books

Beyond Suess, Silverstein, Roald Dahl, Graeme Base, ect.
I would suggest anything by Jon Scieszka including:

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Fairy Tales

Self referential parodies of classic nursery rhymes.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Retelling of the classic from the point of view of the wolf

Science Verse

A fun & clever mix of science and poetry

u/potatonaught · 1 pointr/Yogscast

Quick, someone buy Lewis Stinky Cheese Man

u/IIIastus · 1 pointr/funny

Reminds me of some of the cartoons in this book:

u/MoonPoint · 1 pointr/books

I've never read The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, but for anyone who is interested in some historical background for various fairy tales and how the early versions told the tales, I'd recommend From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers.

>In this landmark study of the history and meaning of fairy tales, the celebrated cultural critic Marina Warner looks at storytelling in art and legend - from the prophesying enchantress who lures men to a false paradise, to jolly Mother Goose with her masqueraders in the real world. Why are storytellers so often women, and how does that affect the status of fairy tales? Are they a source of wisdom or a misleading temptation to indulge in romancing?
>Warner interprets the history of old wives' tales from sibyls and the Queen of Sheba to Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Angela Carter. And with fresh new insights she shows us the real-life themes in the famous stories, which, she suggests, are skillful vehicles by which adults have liked to convey advice, warning, and hope - to each other as well as children.

u/Kerackers · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

One of my faves!
Honestly I read a lot but I heart stinky cheese man.

I just wanted to share that is all.

u/paasaaplease · 1 pointr/exmormon

I think you need a trusted source for basic Sex Ed, that you probably missed. A source that you can go back and reference.

Some really good Sex Ed books, with lots of pictures/comics, (which are for teens, but I think they're really good) are written by Robie H. Harris. You can get them on

  • It's Perfectly Normal
  • It's So Amazing!
  • It's Not the Stork!

    Maybe you can find them at your local library?

    Other than that, I honestly learned a lot from good internet sources and wikipedia. Learn to think critically about what is a good source of information. Plus, you can always ask your family doctor or gynecologist; and therapy is a great idea too.
u/FoxyLoxy56 · 1 pointr/May2019Bumpers

There’s a really good book about this! it’s Not The Stork

u/Trisunflower · 1 pointr/Parenting

My answer at that age was 'a little bit of mommy and a little bit of daddy mixed together and made you.' When they asked for specifics, I checked to see what they were really curious about. They wanted to know what "a little bit" meant. We talked about DNA and eggs and sperm.

I also really love this book. Matter of fact, straight forward, enough facts to explain without giving too much detail for that age.

u/adethia · 1 pointr/badwomensanatomy

Looks a bit like the book I got my kids. It's not the stork. I got this book when my toddlers started asking what their vulva was

u/MyTurtleDiedToday · 1 pointr/daddit

What's the Big Secret is a good one for that age. It's illustrated by Marc Brown (of Arthur fame).

It's Not the Stork is by the same author as It's So Amazing (another great book on this topic but for older kids).

Also by that author and age appropriate, Who Has What?.

Conversely, you could just go for a straight anatomy book. Perhaps something like this one. Which just covers body parts and system functions without getting into sex/puberty/reproduction.

u/FightinJayhawk · 1 pointr/exmormon

This book is a really good sex education text for teens and it covers masturbation and other sex-relations issues relevant to teens. We found it very helpful. A child psychologist I know recommended it very highly.

u/Esteesmithrowaway · 1 pointr/sexover30
u/Pheran_Reddit · 1 pointr/sex

You may want to get your daughter an educational book such as It's Perfectly Normal that you can either read with her or she can read on her own, whichever makes the two of you more comfortable.

u/a_lost_swarm_appears · 1 pointr/AskMen

First off - don't be quiet around your baby when she's sleeping!! Let her get used to the noise, then she'll sleep through anything!!. That's one of the best pieces of advice I got. :-)
Think back to the stuff you loved doing as a child and remember to try that when she's old enough. I've had great success with my son doing that. One of my favourite memories is buying a big bag of those plastic army toys, you know the cheap plastic ones? you get a couple of tanks and jeeps and a load of soldiers. Started playing with those with my son when he was 3 or 4 ish, man that was so, so much fun. Usually some teddy godzilla would come in in the end and destroy both sides. Then we modernised it a bit by filming little stories on my phone and using special effects apps to blow things up. He loved that!!

Ask her questions, I get a great kick out of that. Specifically, when she asks you about something, ask her what she thinks, it's a great way to connect with your kid and get an insight to how her mind works, it'll also help her develop a questioning/reasoning mindset, for example: "Pappa, why is the sky blue?", "I'm not sure, why do you think it's blue?" - You won't believe the answers you'll get, it's so great. Then explain how it actually works, and if you don't know, get her to a computer and start googling that shit.
While she's small, let your kid get dirty. I mean seriously, playing in mud, jumping in puddles, eating dinner or ice-cream with her hands - the bigger the mess the better.

Minecraft - Play Minecraft!!
On a more serious note, start teaching your kid the very basics of sex education when she's about 7 or 8, seriously, any later than that is getting old. My son is 10 now and I got him this book. But you don't want her growing up not knowing, I hear people saying 12 or 13 is the time to talk about that stuff, but that's way, way too late. if you start with the basics at 7 or 8 then by the time she's 10 she'll be comfortable enough with the topic to be able to come to you and her mother with questions. You can get a book like that and read it with her.

Outdoor stuff - do outdoor stuff. Forests, beaches, join clubs together, scouting, fishing, things like that. We joined an orienteering club together, man that's so much fun.

Man, kids are awesome, have fun!

Edit: Hugs - never ending hugs!
Edit 2: Cooking, don't forget to cook with her.

u/SiriusPurple · 1 pointr/Parenting

The Robie Harris books are awesome. There’s one for younger kids (kindergarten-grade 2 or so,)one for slightly older kids, and one for preteens. My kids love them.

u/jmurphy42 · 1 pointr/Parenting

This is a great book to jump start a discussion. He's at a really good age to start the conversation.

u/dogdiarrhea · 1 pointr/math

I've always been good at math, logical and analytical thinking. I think it's partially doing my homework, extra math stuff my grandparents did with me (including contests and stuff like that), as well as hobbies that require such thinking being encouraged (card games, chess, dominoes, board games, etc.).

All I do is look at numbers and see numbers as well. Finding patterns in numbers, or systems, or whatever isn't something that comes natural to most people, even those who are competent at math. Being able to come up with predictions, patterns, and models is among the most difficult tasks we have, which is why we have professional scientists rather than a growing body of knowledge entirely done by hobbyists and amateurs. The point being that training your mind to do these tasks isn't some terrible character flaw you have, in fact most people who try struggle with it.

The Khan academy is a commonly suggested, and excellent, resource for most basic math topics. What I think you're asking for, specifically, is applying math and analytical thinking to day-to-day scenarios in order to make sense of the world around you. That skill actually has a name: "numeracy", the name given by some mathematicians as they believe it is as fundamental a skill as literacy. I do think that it's a crucial skill, but don't get discouraged by the comparison at something as "basic" as literacy. For one because there is an overwhelming amount of people who are not numerically literate, and also literacy itself is not trivial, while we learn the basics of reading at a very young age typically there is a more advanced comprehension requirement and we are not considered "literate" until about the 10th or 11th grade (and a standardized test usually determines this).

I can't think of any activities to build numeracy skills, but to get started John Paulos' Innumeracy is a good resource. It shows common pitfalls, why they are wrong, reasons as to why they occur, and the correct way to think about the suggested problems. If you feel confident after reading it a good way to practice the skill is to find news articles, and see if any of the numbers are misleading.

Critical thinking courses (typically listed as a philosophy course, I believe?) are also a great way to improve logical and analytical reasoning. This is the rather pricy textbooks I used, I linked to the Canadian site because Amazon Canada lists the complete table of contents, so you can search around for other books that cover the topics, if you wish. You could also find courses online, for example khan academy (to be honest, I don't like the topics as presented because it spends a lot of time on fallacies, but doesn't even cover inductive reasoning), or on Coursera.

u/Stuckinaloop · 1 pointr/news

I can also cherry-pick statistics to make them fit my paradigm.

Where do you think the saying...

"Lies, Lies, and Damn Statistics" comes from.

That is the problem with statistics, and why scientists sometimes arrive at bad conclusions.

It is very hard to be completely objective when trying to evaluate social phenomenon clear of preconceived notions.

I recommend this book, Innumerancy.

Even though we disagree, it is a good read.

u/battletoadz4ever · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Hi, I have spent the past few years of my life advocating for critical thinking, and giving training on the topic. Many people have talked about listening to and reading both sides on any topic which is an important point - I like to say that critical thinking is a team sport. I also recommend that your first step should always be to read the Wikipedia article on any new topic that you encounter. You should not trust information on Wikipedia 100%, but this step will help you to get an overall understanding of the topic and a sense of how experts think on it.

I also recommend the following books, and I have put them in order from shortest/easiest to longest/hardest so I recommend reading them in this order:

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments


Critical Thinking

Some free resources:

And I am currently working on a free multiplayer game where you learn the logical fallacies by trying to fool your friends with deceptive famous quotes. It should be ready in a few months so I will take note of your username and DM you the link when it is ready.

u/TooMuchPants · 1 pointr/AskReddit

innumeracy I know you didn't mention math, but this book completely changed the way I think about the subject.

u/jaroto · 1 pointr/PoliticalDiscussion

I didn't even realize that was a perception. I guess people in this sub may find this book illuminating.

u/atomic_m · 1 pointr/engineering

Suggestion: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences

Not directly related to engineering, but still very good.

I also like books about design, especially opinionated design (I think design and engineering go hand in hand). One good one I've read lately is The Compact Culture.

u/adamaero · 1 pointr/EffectiveAltruism

Start learning a programming language to eventually do some contract work from UpWork or something:
Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction.

u/Donnersebliksem · 1 pointr/learnpython

Someone else on this sub recommended Python crash course which I just recently got and I have found that it is thorough and helpful so far. That would be my recommendation.

u/AccountofWrath · 1 pointr/learnprogramming

Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

u/shinigamiyuk · 1 pointr/learnpython

If you really want to learn about Python:


If you want to get up and running and have a good book to do some practice exercises and build some fun stuff:

if you buy the digital version makes sure you email the publisher to get an updated format so the code doesn't show up weird

u/RiseDFO · 1 pointr/networking

This is just a python script, so you would have a file ( and execute it with "python". This would be from your computer/server, not the router. But I suggest learning the basics of python before attempting to do any of this, just so you know what you are getting yourself into. =)

If you would like recommendations on how to get started, I personally suggest the crash course book but my coworker swears by a different book so I'll link to both here:

u/fenpy · 1 pointr/learnprogramming

If you starting with Python, give this one a shot!

u/mamser102 · 1 pointr/learnprogramming

i really like the book project based learning python, it was really fun to follow.

u/rambo2k · 1 pointr/learnprogramming

I'm reading Python Crash Course online(safaribooks) and just bought a copy of it too.

It's teaching you programming concepts(teaches you how to use them by examples) + python at same time. It takes you through the syntax of the language and then through 3 projects. I haven't read half of it yet, but I'm already blown away by it.

u/akirasb · 1 pointr/Accounting

From my understanding, there are tons of great resources, but the biggest hurdle is just getting started. So go choose a resource and just start going!

I'm currently in the same boat as you and after looking around a bit I'm going to go to the library and pick up this book on the weekend:

u/alex_moose · 1 pointr/Parenting

I'm hopping on the top comment thread to recommend [The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls - American Girl Library] (

It covers a lot of topics, in short chunks. So if you're not sure how to start talking about this stuff, just read a page or two together and ask if she has questions. Do that regularly and you'll have a good open dialog going.

For those who are already talking to their girls, it helps make sure you cover all the topics they need to know. We used it as a supplement to conversation.

This is book 1, designed for ages 8 and up. It does introduce periods. Book 2 is for older girls.

u/Pudums · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I hit puberty at 11 and my mom gave me "The Care and Keeping of You." It was just the right amount of stuff at that age and I memorized that book within a few days. I highly recommend that you pick up a copy and read it for yourself first, then pass it off to them in a couple years.

u/KosherDill · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

Mine too. I also want to get him/her an informational book so that we they can also look through and think about it on their own time. My mom had "the talk" with me but I really enjoyed reading puberty type books and referring back to it if I had any questions I was still too embarrassed to ask my mom. We also didn't have the internet but I don't think I want my child referring to Dr. Google for sexual and reproductive questions.

Something like this

u/Quinlynn · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Depending on how much she knows, you could look into ordering her [this American girl book](The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition or the second version of it. If you have Amazon prime you can get one day shipping for not that much more. It will tell her all the basics of what she needs to know.

u/avocadontfckntalk2me · 1 pointr/askwomenadvice

The only logistical issue I can think of is how to use a tampon. A lot of girls I know had women to demonstrate it to them. However, there is a great book (let me look for the link and I’ll provide it) called “the care and keeping of you” by the company that makes American girl dolls that has diagrams for how to use a tampon. As awkward as it is though, make sure she knows to push the applicator all the way up to her cervix.

Edit: link

u/Peachyykween · 1 pointr/askwomenadvice

This book was a godsend when I was going through puberty. It taught me everything I needed to know about hormones, periods, bras, hygiene, emotional changes, etc.

It’s about $5-7 on Amazon and it was an amazing resource when I was growing up.

I would also recommend looking into the way her school approaches sex education. Some schools still take a religious or abstinence-based standpoint which can contain factually inaccurate or less than helpful advice.

I would make sure she understands what healthy relationships look like; how to use her voice if she needs to say no to something, and has the comfortably to come to you if she is in a situation she needs to get out of (I.e. picking her up if she calls to leave a party).

Make sure she has the information or training to practice proper self defense, and feels empowered to listen to her inner voice to stand up against peer pressure.

Make sure she has someone to talk to about body image and has a healthy relationship to food. Being in sports or other personal growth building activities can help immensely in building confidence in young women.

Most of all, make sure she knows that you love her, and are there for her. Give her ideas for someone to talk to if she needs a woman to ask questions to about embarrassing topics.

I also highly recommend keeping the following in her bathroom: tampons, lube (for said tampons, the first time using can be painful and scary), pads, wet wipes, condoms, and emergency contraception. The latter might be saved for when she’s a bit older, and if you aren’t comfortable purchasing these things for her, I strongly recommend taking her to planned parenthood when she is ready so that she can make safe and informed decisions about birth control.

Best of luck!!!

u/bookwench · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

Huh. Funny bunch of parenting recommendations on here... ಠ_ಠ

Are you interested in early stage development or later ages? There's a ton of stuff out there on both.

Anyways, it's not a book, but definitely start here, it's an awesome article:

Aside from "What to Expect when you're expecting" - which is the standard guide - you should definitely check out the Mayo Clinic book. They're the source for medical information of all kinds.

Then there are a ton of books. Seriously, most folks just google "parenting books" and then pick out whichever ones seem to suit them - and by suit them, I mean "which books seem most likely to tell them to parent how they want to parent", so. Beware looking for things which will reinforce your own preconceived (ha! conceived, it's a pun... never mind) ideas on what you should and shouldn't do.

Mostly, just use the basic baby books - they're ok - and get the kid to an age where you're not as afraid it's gonna die in its sleep, and then start doing fun stuff. Like reading to it - the biggest things with babies is that you touch them, hold them, play with them, spend time and attention on them. That's it. That's all they want. Food, clean diapers, and every single scrap of your attention all the time.

Oh yeah, and definitely immunize the little monsters, you don't want to be that person who lets the measles loose in your school and has to deal with the parent of the kid who went deaf from it.

I've been sending books to my sister's kid for ages, so I'll include some links... oh shit, Amazon's gonna be recommending all kinds of pregnancy books to me now because I searched for that Mayo clinic book. Crap.

So I've been sending all kinds of books. Like, books on zen, books on Native American stories, books on everything. Fantasy, mystery, whatever. But books on actual development - meant for kids, but might be interesting to see what people are recommending for kids: The Care and Keeping Of You

The Care and Keeping Of Your Emotions

Aside from all that.... a lot of books are written to say simple things. Be constant with kids and don't give into tantrums, be firm, be reasonable, don't be wishy washy, don't be mean, don't get upset if you can help it, and kids aren't sweet innocent things - they're pretty much psychopathic utter assholes until you teach them not to be.

Other interesting books:

The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog

Born For Love

What's Going On In There? First 5 Years

u/everdancing · 1 pointr/AskWomen

My parents gave me two books called The Care and Keeping of You and The Care and Keeping of Me pre-puberty. They were very helpful, and written a level little me (9 year old, maybe?) understood.

I just looked, and it seems they've revised the two books into one for younger girls, and one for older girls. I haven't read these, but they're probably still great. They answered a lot of questions I didn't even know I had, and prepared me for stuff I would have been scared of. In fact, I was so well prepared I was excited for my first period, not freaked out at all. I'd highly recommend getting one for your daughter.

The Care and Keeping of You for Younger Girls

The Care and Keeping of You for Older Girls

u/ElvishLlama · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/pollygolightly · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'd order her a simple kit and have it shipped directly to her, or go to your local drug store and send things in the bottles they come in (mason jars: so heavy). Cerave and Paula's choice are favourites around here.

You'll want to send:

  • Moisturizer - try Cerave PM
  • Broad spectrum SPF of at least 30, Ombre is really great and matte for the face (Neutrogena stings when it runs into the eyes)
  • You could encourage her to try oil cleansing with a hot wash cloth, rather than using those drying "teen" acne washes that are advertised so heavily. With oil cleansing, you rub on something non-clogging (like unscented mineral oil), massage it into the skin briefly, and then gently rub it off with a wash cloth. It's pretty easy to do in the shower. See the sidebar.
  • Instructions on the order in which to use these things. Again, see sidebar.
  • Care and Keeping of You,
u/polymama · 1 pointr/Parenting

This is great: The Care and Keeping of You. I wish I'd had this around for myself, my mom seriously dropped the damn ball. /u/polydad - get this for the bebe!

u/aciara · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

So sorry for your loss but it's great that you're helping her get through this.
When I was younger, I had the American Girl book everyone is suggesting. It really is a big help!
As for periods: if she uses tampons for the first time, make sure she remembers to change them regularly and watch for symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome. Some girls experience them immediately after putting them on and they should be removed and should get to a hospital. Pads are the safer way to go, IMO. Good luck to you two!

Edit: typo.

u/starrkill · 1 pointr/Parenting

This is a good book to look into:

u/Kizylex · 1 pointr/cats

I might not have the exact answer you're looking for but this book came to mind:

I passed by this book when I worked at a Barnes and Noble and always found it mildly interesting..

Cats are a complete mystery to me and there may be explanations out there. Maybe some in books like this but I think their mysterious ways/quirks make them so fun to be around. And yes I realize the book is a children book about Aspergers.

u/lovemyfakeboobs · 1 pointr/funny
u/MercyRoseLiddell · 1 pointr/u_DanceswithStorms

I’m sorry you’ve had to go through all of that.

Although if 3 of your psych doctors think you have Aspergers, you probably do. From my understanding (from my own psych doctor) there isn’t really a test for it, rather than behavioral markers, thought and even speech patterns. There also isn’t much you can do for Aspergers other than behavioral therapy.

Source: I have Aspergers.

Some books that might give some more insight are:


Look me in the eye is a story from someone who was diagnosed later in life.

u/mimbailey · 1 pointr/cats

Have you ever heard of the book All Cats Have Asperger’s Syndrome? :)

u/avalikia · 1 pointr/AMA

Cats. They're all on the autism spectrum too, so they 'get' me.

u/Bbrhuft · 1 pointr/news
u/vmackenzie · 1 pointr/aspergers

All Cats Have Aspergers Syndrome

My "spirit animal" (if there are such things) is a lion. Ironically though, I'm allergic to cats.

u/Roben9 · 1 pointr/WTF

True, but it doesn't mean the books are not funny or have ill-advised elements that can be found humorous.

I work in a bookstore and there are many other books available for children with psychological, physiological, or developmental disorders. Some of them are funny and should be laughed at such as All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome. This is one of those books.

And it is a WTF moment if you were to just find this book with little to no context. Bipolar Bear? WTF?

u/JPozz · 1 pointr/funny

No no no. They've got it backwards.

All cats have Asperger's

All dogs have ADHD

u/Bogatyr1 · 1 pointr/JustTzimisceThings

The Tzimisce Teacher:


Carl Sagan warned of a world of scientific ignorance where illogical superstitions like the anti-vaccine movement and religious tribalism increasingly took hold.


John Allen Paulos warned of a world of mathematical illiteracy where pyramid schemes and predatory lotteries increasingly took hold, reflected perhaps even in the popularity of the non-mathematical D&D5e and v5 VTM tabletop games.


In an increasingly hostile environment for the Kindred, where through the ages, not only a secretive cabal of academic vampire mages attack the clan, but a zealot-led Second Inquisition and a beckoning spell to remove former leaders, the Tzimisce have to be more intelligent and clever than the huge population of psychotic, self-serving, technologically-adjacent humans to preserve the clan's secret affairs, and excel mentally beyond the ranks of the enemy clans and factions in order to ensure survival.


In countries across the world, the populace are encouraged through effective emotional manipulation to become mindless, passive consumers, docile, disposable workers, and uninformed citizens, an inclination infecting even the most vaunted of intelligentsia, so while a prospective candidate member for the clan (even among the revenant families) may be admired for certain strengths of personality and courage or a unique perspective or fetishistic abberance, such individuals still remain the product of successive centuries of refulgent anti-intellectualism, and as such, must be taught or destroyed if not able to meet the challenges of membership.


To this end, The Tzimisce teacher dedicates their unlife to a calling of judgement. The teacher pays visits to members of the clan one can find with auspex through the world (a personal specialty from the teacher's experience), and tests them and corrects holes in their understanding of the kindred or the world or political ensnarement. If the Kindred is receptive and willing to improve and shows reasonable progress they are allowed to live, and if they are intellectually stagnant, recalcitrant, or umasterful to a degree beyond redemption, then they are executed, along with any sires or packmates or regional Sabbat leaders that attempt to stop this from happening.


There are some Tzimisce that completely remove themselves from the reach of other clans through adapting their bodies to hostile environments far beneath the Earth, within the oceans, or even outer space (to still contend with other supernatural creatures), but for those that remain at risk among the humans, The Teacher has culled a huge number (perhaps thousands or tens of thousands) of unacceptable clan-mates. The Teacher has not been previously spoken of much through clan histories because many fail to live to tell of meeting The Teacher.

u/ieattime20 · 1 pointr/politics

Key word is thorough. Prob and stat is actually very intuitive, the issue is that that intuition must be built from the ground up. Most university courses fail in this respect.

Let me recommend some good, useful, and fun to read books for you: Innumeracy, Beyond Numeracy, and probably most importantly A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper all by John Allen Paulos. He's sort of a pop-math author I would consider analogous to Carl Sagan for numbers.

u/arvi1000 · 1 pointr/statistics

A good book about how people are generally bad with quantitative intuition is Innumeracy, by John Paulos

u/MikeTheInfidel · 1 pointr/skeptic

I've heard great things about John Allen Paulos' Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences but haven't read it myself yet so I don't know how much it covers about probability.

u/BabyWheel · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts
u/Jerk37 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I've never really understood why people are so sensitive about bathroom noises, what the hell do you think people think you are doing in there? Not to mention do they think you are some mythical creature that just needs to cough gently a few times a day to expel any waste buildup in your body? There's a children's book about this, Sorry this has been driving my insane for years.

u/tacezi · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Sometimes you just have to go. Maybe you should read this book:

u/hacktiveLife · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Everybody poops

u/MileHighElement · 1 pointr/funny

To the OP. Please read this.

u/Buckwheat469 · 1 pointr/Health

This guy's right, Everybody Poops. It's in a book.

Here's the process from Tacoma, Washington's TAGRO facility. It doesn't mention chemicals or potential hormones, but those would most likely wash away or be neutralized in the process. Here's also a sustainability report from the UW and WSU, but I haven't read it. TAGRO is considered a Class-A biosolid.

> Class A biosolids contain no detectible levels of pathogens.

> the concentrations of heavy metals in the mixes are well below the Environmental Protection Agency's "clean biosolids" maximum limits.

Here's a link to King County's biosolids content.

West Point South National and State
Treatment Plant Treatment Plant Regulatory Standards
Mercury | 1.07 | 0.96 | 17

u/lantech2 · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/whatsgoingfast · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Everyone Poops for the young ones.

u/brontosaurus-rex · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu
u/HeBeatsMyMom · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/Skepticalj · 1 pointr/DoesAnybodyElse

Haven't you heard? Everybody poops.

u/-Tack · 1 pointr/circlejerk
u/heresybob · 1 pointr/religion

I'd prefer a copy of Everybody Poops..

The Manga Bible

Mark Millar's Chosen

u/b0bkakkarot · 1 pointr/DebateReligion

> God is pseudoscience

God is nonscientific. I don't know where you get the idea that god is pseudoscience, but the reality is that god has little or nothing to do with science at all.

EDIT: actually, a little aside here. If you claim god is pseudoscientific as a classification, then you must also necessarily accept that science can't prove god wrong because such "proof" would inherently be pseudoscientific. This is in reference to what you said earlier, "Science is proof God does not exist".

Unless you mean "using god as an explanatory agent is pseudoscience" in the sense of lack of falsifiability, in which case you're only partially correct. You would be more correct if science were solely about physics or chemistry or biology, where falsification is doable, but science also includes fields such as history and language, which would likewise fall into the pit of pseudoscience if you were to incorrectly apply the standards from the Natural Sciences to the other fields of Academia.

Also a text regarding falsifiability in forensic science and the legal system:

> The bible and its stories are just metaphorical and should not be taken literally including the God element

No, I didn't say that. You've misread "the opening stories in genesis" as "the whole bible".

> IF adam and eve are just metaphors that did not exist, then there is no original sin, no need for sacrifice, no need for Jesus, no crucifixion and no Resurrection. Paul said without Resurrection, our faith is in vain.

I completely disagree. "original sin" is a conceptualization of why humans sin, but even if it were shown to be false, this doesn't negate the fact that we do sin (kind of like showing that there was no "Original Poop" wouldn't invalidate the fact that we all still poop).

The "need" for sacrifice is twofold: 1) there is no "need" so much as a desire from God, 2) the "need" is established in the Law of Moses rather than in the story of adam and eve.

Though really, we could disconnect Jesus from the previous stuff if we really wanted to. It's just that he isn't. He came as a fulfilling of the promise(s) YHWH made previously. But the covenant of Jesus could have been entirely independant because he was a mortal who created a covenant with YHWH by fulfilling some obligations, which were that he was to preach the message of God and then die on the cross as a blood sacrifice for the forgiveness of the sins of the world (which Paul explains in more detail as having to do with Jesus' spirit going to the Real Temple In Heaven and making his sacrifice there, which is why it is a Perfect Sacrifice rather than the imperfect sacrifices that were in the law of moses. And before you ask about blood in heaven; two-fold sacrifice. Blood sacrifice to fulfill the law of moses as was required, then continued on to the real part of the sacrifice with divine trappings). Jesus was then resurrected as proof that God has power over life and death (which DUH, he should have those powers if he created us in the first place) and as proof that Jesus was linked to God and wasn't just doing all this on his own (unless Jesus himself had the power over life and death, which would have caused a radically different form of christianity if people held that to be true). So "the resurrection was" (if you believe in it, and I do), and our faith is not in vain.

u/natophonic · 1 pointr/WTF

Seriously. Everybody poops.

u/Feenominal · 1 pointr/AskReddit

About your pooping:

He already knows or at least suspects you do. You can either accept this, or you can leave your home every time you have to poop.

Supplemental reading:

u/peter__venkman · 1 pointr/Seattle

Everybody Poops.....

...oh, I thought you meant best book I've ever read.

u/Pizzaman99 · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/hurted_ass_man · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/Baconaid · 1 pointr/funny

It's cool. You don't have to hide it, everyone poops.

u/Asymtotic · 1 pointr/self

have a read

u/adityaseth · 1 pointr/pics
u/elitenls · 1 pointr/WTF
u/freireib · 1 pointr/pics

When will people realize everyone shits and farts and just get over it. Read this.

u/crawfishsoul · 1 pointr/
u/fellow_redditor · 1 pointr/DoesAnybodyElse
u/nihilo503 · 1 pointr/DoesAnybodyElse
u/vulpes_occulta · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/artisticchipmunk · 1 pointr/funny
u/RoachOnATree0116 · 1 pointr/DAE

Now only $10

u/brankinyo · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/No_such_thing · 1 pointr/circlejerk

Obviously you are unfamiliar with the seminal work on the subject.

Do everyone a favor and do a little research next time.

u/RedPill-BlackLotus · 1 pointr/asktrp

I cry all the dam time. I have a children's book, the giving tree, If I can make it to the end without shedding a tear I know my estrogen is running low. If I'm in tears by page 10 its running high.

"The book that makes daddy cry"

I can't even read this one.

u/notimeforidiots · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Not entering but this book will forever make me cry... Seriously.

u/skippybosco · 1 pointr/daddit

My son is 2, we rotate through a number of books..

Some on the current rotation:

u/Niflhe · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

u/MorboKat · 1 pointr/AskReddit

"because you're my biggest fan, my biggest defender and my biggest critic."

"because if you could manage to sneak past Dad at night, you'd do the I Love You Forever thing."

"because, squicked though it makes you, you honestly want me to tell you about the wierd clubs I go to and my corset collection, just so you can know what's going on in my life."

"because you call me in the middle of the night to tell me you wrote something on my Facebook Wall, no matter how many times I say you don't have to."

u/nabil1030 · 1 pointr/Parenting

My Lord. I just read the two pages available in the Amazon preview. I'm already in pieces.

u/ixipaulixi · 1 pointr/pics

Sounds like the storyline for Love You Forever.

All I have to do is mention that book and it makes my mom that I'm older and a parent it gets me too.

u/imaplatypuswithwings · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congratulations!! I'm guessing she was born at 1:37 pm.

Roll Tide baby.

A book my grandma read to me as a kid was Love You Forever. I always loved it. :)

u/DarkRainGuy · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Reminds me of this book. Thank you for bringing up a happy childhood memory.

u/BiblemanLives · 1 pointr/Fitness

That is essentially the plot of this book.

u/EngineerBabe · 1 pointr/harrypotter

You could go pick up a Harry Potter Cookbook and work through some recipes there or else you could make some traditional English dishes such as Bangers and Mash or Fish and Chips!


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u/lemonylimey · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I will watch trashy reality television and eat fruit pops!

[Because everyone wants to cook like a wizard] (


u/doublestop23 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/faithnna · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I take my meat medium rare regardless of where I am.
I summon /u/Tokidokiloki. Hi! I'm Faith & we should be friends because Harry Potter.

Cookbooks count right?

No soup for you!

u/indikins · 1 pointr/SantasLittleHelpers

This so so generous of you! I’d like to enter my mom for the book. She would love a book folded with a tree design. Today my kid put my makeup on and then tried to eat it. That was the highlight(lol) of my morning. It’s left a pink spot on his forehead and mouth from the lipstick he found. LOL I wish I had gotten a pic.

This is the thing Ive wanted for awhile now. I want to make everything in it! Spoil me!

u/rixie · 1 pointr/secretsanta

I really enjoyed the food-talk in the Harry Potter books - which apparently there is an "unofficial" cookbook that I did not know about until this thread piqued my curiosity.

The Hunger Games also had some good food talk (lamb and plum stew, yum). And wouldn't you know: Hunger Games cookbook.

I guess I'd just never thought of the idea of a book-based cookbook before. But it looks like other folks have :-)