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Micro Guide, Travel

Micro guide: Lisbon

Portugal’s vibrant capital city beautifully blurs the line between holiday and city break. Follow our top tips to see why this is the European city to...
visit right now. Kick-back in style… More boutique hotel than hostel, make The Independente the bolt hole of your choice during your stay. The trendy,...
industrial-lux interior boasts a...

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Living

Throttle Jockey: Get up to speed on motorcycle lingo

Like any specialty, motorcycling has its own vocabulary, so if you don’t know your tiddlers from your MotoGP, this ever-expanding cheat...
sheet will have you sounding like a seasoned rider in no time. Now, you can easily keep up a chat with a veteran rider who asks if you are...
“planning on riding your Duck to...

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Fashion & Style

Flint Laces: Shoestrings for the Survivalist

In an ideal world, you’ll always have a few dry matches and some fluid in your lighter, but as the old adage goes, you should always hope...
for the best and plan for the worst.  So in the spirit of staying prepared for any situation, we highly recommend you check out these Flint...
Laces from...

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Fashion & Style

The Manual’s Top 5 Winter Coats

Can you feel that? That’s fall gently nudging you to invest in a new coat for the...
cold season. Fear not, we have five awesome options to ensure you hunker down in...
style. 1. Mason Mac by A.P.C. This is timeless option perfect for the modern...
minimalist. Crafted from Italian water-repellent tricotine and lined with...

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Trekking

Trekking: Hit the slab with our bouldering essentials

There's more to bouldering than a pair of climbing shoes and crash pad to fall on....
Therefore, we've rounded up some essentials for your next outing.

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Travel

Micro Guide: Albania

Traveling to Europe can have a been there, done that feel. Finding an off-the-beaten...
track destination on a continent filled with well-known places can be a bit...
challenging. Still, there are countries and cities many Americans haven’t seen...
or know much about. Thanks to the New York Times—which named it a must-see...
destination for 2014—and...

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Fashion & Style, Living

The Best iPhone 6 Cases So Far

The interminable lines, software snags, and quite the flexible body (in this...
instance not a good thing): The iPhone 6 has had its’ fair share of problems....
But, with 10 million units and counting sold, the folks at Apple don’t have...
much to worry about it. And, really, when it comes anything new from the...
world’s biggest company,...

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New Music Monday

New Music Monday: Volcom’s True To This – Kurt Vile

Take a journey through the unparalleled mental space imagined by some of Volcom’s...
most creative visionaries. In Chapter 2 of Volcom’s True To This, we explore the...
magical state of mind that lures us in and keeps us crawling back for more. This...
video transcendence features an exclusive live performance of Kurt Vile’s...
“Gold Tone”...

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Fashion & Style

Product of Bob Scales: Shirts for Life

  Product of Bob Scales, a new shirt collection marrying stylish utilitarian...
design with top-notch fabrics and made in the USA manufacturing, is barely a week...
old, but we’re already obsessed. As a former skater in the 80s who would repurpose...
finds from Sears and surplus stores, and learn about cutting and textiles from...
several...

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Living

Precision and power shrink to fit inside Audiofly’s new AF180 in-ear monitors

There’s nothing like a great pair of over-ear headphones to completely envelop you...
in your favorite tunes. But those looking for a more low-key way to roll may want to...
swap out those bulky cans for the sleek and elegant fit of an in-ear monitor, such as...
Audiofly’s gorgeous new AF180. Packing radiant detail, rich...

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Living

The Memobottle Makes Carrying Water a Cinch

Last year over 50 million single use water bottles were sold around the world....
Imagine what one could do with all that plastic! Plus, bottled water is 1,400 times...
more expensive than tap water, and it takes a toll on both your wallet and the...
environment. Jesse Leeworthy, a product design engineer, and Jonathan Byrt,...

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Food & Drink

A Woman’s Work: Female Chefs Serve Up Culinary Delights

Cooking has traditionally been dominated by women but you wouldn’t know that...
looking at restaurant kitchens. The list of Michelin-star chefs is long and is almost...
entirely made up of men. Female chefs have long been relegated to sous or pastry...
chef status. That’s not to say some female chefs haven’t managed to make...
a name for themselves. Anita...

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Food & Drink

Swill: Doug Fir Eau-De-Vie

Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other...
delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than...
just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside...
of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of...

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