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Roger Moore as James Bond in Octopussy
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16 lessons we learned about life from watching James Bond movies

Sure, he taught us that shaken, not stirred is the only way, but what other valuable life lessons have we learned from watching 007 do his thing?

By Laura Richards and Time Out London Film
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James Bond returns to our screens very soon in 'Spectre', so there's no better time to look back at the ways the suave spy has influenced us. Allow us to ponder on the fundamental life lessons we've absorbed from watching the man of mystery. We're not sure how well these apply to real life, but they seem to be working a charm for ol' 007...

1. 

Smoking is bad for you... but boy does it make you look bad-ass

2. 

There's no such thing as overdressed

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3. 

But you can totally rock a onesie to the beach

4. 

Privacy is overrated

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5. 

There's nothing like a bit of healthy competition

6. 

It's all about the pussy

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7. 

Kissing like a pro takes practice

8. 

...It's all in the timing, really

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9. 

Always brush your teeth

10. 

But if you do go to the dentist... be brave

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11. 

Never underestimate a geek

12. 

Show no mercy

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13. 

Always make a dramatic entrance

14. 

Read the instruction manual first

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15. 

Drinking on your own can actually look cool

16. 

Just keep both hands on the steering wheel after

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