7 Essential Life Hacks From The 'How To Survive Anything' Guide

These tips could save your life (and sanity).

Keep bumping into your ex? Wake up with a nasty hangover? Interviewing for jobs? Lonely Planet's new book, "How to Survive Anything: A Visual Guide to Laughing in the Face of Adversity" can help. The guide provides step-by-step illustrated instructions to overcome life's greatest obstacles -- everything from heartbreak to natural disasters.

Five excerpts from the book plus related videos are exclusively available below. Take a look and rest assured that you'll be well-prepared should you ever get stranded in the woods or locked outside your room naked.

Excerpts from How to Survive Anything: A Visual Guide to Laughing in the Face of Adversity. Illustrations by Rob Dobi. © Lonely Planet 2015.

1. How To Survive The First Week Of College

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Lonely Planet

2. How To Survive Bumping Into Your Ex

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Lonely Planet

3. How To Survive Small Talk

4. How To Survive A Hangover

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5. How To Survive Locking Yourself Out Of Your Hotel Room Naked

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Lonely Planet

6. How To Survive Getting Lost In The Woods

7. How To Survive A Bachelor(ette) Party

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Lonely Planet

For more super-important life hacks, check out "How to Survive Anything: A Visual Guide to Laughing in the Face of Adversity."