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In the world of Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts, discussions can be awkward. Teachers often randomize breakout rooms, and students end in breakout rooms with classmates they may not know. So, to get past the silent tension, one-liners are needed now more than ever. Fortunately, the All Occasions Title series by the Knock Knock is here for you. 

The hardcover version of these pocket-sized books features conflicting cartoons, brilliant one-liners, and odd facts. While there are more than seven books in the All Occasions Title series, two are vital for everyday life: Cliches and Platitudes for All Occasions and Pep Talkers and Picker-Uppers for All Occasions.

Cliches and Platitudes for All Occasions

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On the spot, it’s hard to come up with the original intellectual insight. So in a tough spot, it’s better to briefly borrow the experiences of others. In Cliches and Platitudes for All Occasions, you not only get over 500 words of wisdom but also coaching on your delivery. Furthermore, with each chapter, you get a chance to explore how cliches and proverbs come about and why they are authentic. 

Standout Chapter: Culture: When all the world’s a stage

Perfect for students looking to muddle through a conversation about a topic they do not know of. 

A fact from the book: Proverb-completion exercises help doctors diagnose the severity and condition of certain types of language disorders such as aphasia.  

Pep Talkers and Picker-Uppers for All Occasions 

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A brief-phrase of encouragement can brighten anyone’s day. From financial woes to family matters this installment of the All Occasions Titles series has it all. Moreover, all seven chapters include both positive and cynical pep talks because each situation requires a different line. (You would not want to say “It could be worse” someone shared that their dog died). 

Standout Chapter: Self-Esteem: When insecurities abound

After a disappointing test, it’s okay to cheer yourself up.

A fact from the book: Positive Psychology, a branch of psychology that aims to change people’s attitude towards happiness, is offered as a college course at Harvard and other American colleges.