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Throttle Jockey: Get up to speed on motorcycle lingo

Like any specialty, motorcycling has it’s 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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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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Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday – Givedon

We were overthinking the name of the new shirting line, Givedon until we asked the...
owners for an explanation: GIVE = “We make a living by what we get. We make a...
life by what we GIVE.” – Winston Churchill DON = A title in the Spanish...
language used to address a man worthy of...

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Food & Drink

5 Killer Autumn Grilling Tips

Grilling isn’t just for the warm summer months. In fact, autumn can be an ideal...
time of the year to grill. Hel-lo tailgating parties!  But if you’re anything like...
us, we don’t know where to begin with how to grill when the weather gets cooler....
But luckily we know someone who does. We got in...

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Living

Volvo’s all new XC90 gets sporty R-Design upgrade

Even after debuting its most important vehicle of the decade, the XC90, Volvo...
isn’t sitting still. Instead, the Swedish automaker is pulling out all the...
stops. Today Volvo announced that it would be releasing a sporty R-Design version of...
its new SUV. Volvo’s announcement of the R-Design comes with few details, but...
it is clearly...

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Fashion & Style

Shop Class – Old North Clothing

While interviewing people around the nation for all of our various columns, we have...
learned many things, but one that stands out is that people are looking less and less...
to the rent crazed, stress obsessed and congested big cities of New York and Los...
Angeles to start their businesses. Take Jack Roche, co owner...

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