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Living

Work Happy With Poppin Office Supplies

Is your desk drab and boring? Whether you’re going to work or school, the accessories that sit on your work area can make a huge difference in...
your productivity. In fact according a University of Exeter study, people who were allowed to design their work area were actually up to 32...
percent more productive —...

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Living

MadeClose: 3 Guys, 1 Shared Vision

That Brooklyn spirit of artisanal, local, handmade entrepreneurship is spreading like around the globe like a virus (Don’t turn your nose...
up at it! It’s a good thing!), and so are the websites that hock their wares. MadeClose, one of our new favorites, created by three guys who...
live in Brooklyn — Peter Smith, Zachary...

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Food & Drink, Swill

Swill: All About Aquavit

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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Fashion & Style

Warby Parker Debuts Fresh Styles For Fall

Eyewear has become so hip you’ll want frames even if you don’t have sight issues. We especially love the new styles we see emerging from...
Warby Parker. Its Fall 2014 collection features nine new shapes, three styles in crystal and two new hues (Striped Pacific and Petal Tortoise)....
The design staff also updated three hardworking acetate frames with...

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Fashion & Style

The Manual’s 2014 Guide to Fall Fashion

It’s that time of year again — Roll up your bathing suits, put the aloe back...
under the sink, and throw out those well-worn flip-flops because autumn is upon us!...
This is really one of our favorite times of year. It’s time to start drinking the...
brown booze more than the vodka and gin, we...

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Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday – Roots Hummus

Hummus used to be considered hippie food but over the past decade it has made it’s...
way into the mainstream. It’s a great alternative to those fatty cheese dips and...
sometimes tasteless salsas (or mind blowing hot ones). When we learned about Roots...
out of North Carolina, we were instant fans. Hey, how could we...

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Travel

Little Rooms: Tiny Houses Offer A Unique Hotel Experience

Many a visitor to the big city has had the same experience: tiny, sterile hotel rooms...
that make your bedroom at home look like a mansion. If you had the choice to stay in...
cozy accommodations, why not pick somewhere that offers a one-of-a-kind experience?...
Enter the tiny house hotel. Tiny houses have become the...

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Living

Gentlemen, cads & flyboys: Pulling 7 G with Breitling at the Red Bull Air Race

The French accented voice of 27-year-old air racer Mika Brageot crackled in my ear,...
“Ok, take the stick.” With a brief flutter of panic I reached down and...
grabbed the controls of the EXTRA 330 LX acrobatic plane and pulled. The plane...
pitched back, and – before I knew it – I was hanging upside...

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Living

The Weekly DT – Dolby Atmos Coming to Blu-Ray

This post originally ran on our brother site, Digital Trends: Dolby Atmos, the...
powerful cinematic audio format Dolby calls “all-around sound,” has been...
stunning audiences in theaters for a couple of years now. But today, the company...
announced that the system will finally make its home theater debut with the...
release of Transformers: Age of Extinction on Blu-ray September 30. The release...

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Trekking

Trekking: Ditch Neoprene With the Yulex Wetsuit

Neoprene is great at regulating body temp when surfing, but it's not the most...
sustainable to produce. Thankfully, Patagonia is looking to change that.

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