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The Kia Niro EV Proves That Range Is No Longer the Issue

With 239 miles of real-world range thanks to a 64-kWh battery pack, the 2022 Kia Niro EV makes an excellent case for itself as a daily electric vehicle.
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The Lavish BMW X7 M50i Is a Reminder to Enjoy the Journey

On a weekend getaway to Santa Barbara, CA at the helm of BMW's lavish X7 M50i SUV we are reminded to enjoy the journey, not just the destination.
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The Challenger Hellcat Redeye Is Absolute Power That Corrupts Absolutely

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is a 797-horsepower classic muscle car that will corrupt even the most upright individual.
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Why You Need MaxTrax Recovery Boards to Keep the Adventure Alive

When life calls for an adventure, the last thing you want is to be stranded. In these moments, it's best to bring along recovery gear like the MaxTrax MkII boards to get you back on the right track.
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Rabbit Hole London Dry Gin Review: Great for Whiskey Lovers

This London Dry Gin finished in Kentucky rye barrels is part of Rabbit Hole distillery's philosophy of standing out from the crowd.
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An Honest Review of Unbound Merino, the Travel Shirt That Stays Fresh

Unbound Merino makes clothing for busy people and avid travelers that can be worn multiple times before being washed. We put the claim to the test.
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Southern Grace Conviction Bourbon Review

Southern Grace Spirits, the only whiskey prison in the U.S., has released its first aged product: Conviction Bourbon. Our review can tell you exactly what to expect.
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Wild Roots Marionberry Vodka Review: Flavored to Perfection

Hate the thought of infused vodkas? Well, you're going to change your mind with Wild Roots Marionberry Infused Vodka, we swear. Here is our review of this tasty flavored vodka.
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291 Single Barrel Colorado Rye Whiskey Review

Colorado Rye Whiskey by Distillery 291 is a strong, young whiskey finished with an unusual (but fitting) wood: aspen staves.
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Twenty Boat Cape Cod Spiced Rum Review

Twenty Boat Cape Cod Spiced Rum is a delicious liquor made by South Hollow Spirits at the first legal distillery on Cape Cod since Prohibition. Our review shows that spiced rum can actually be done right and Twenty Boat proves that.
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‘Below Zero’ Book Review: Behold the Beauty of Life Lived in the Cold

The new 'Below Zero' book from Gestalten is filled with photography and reflections by the intrepid souls who spend their lives in extremely cold climates.
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Don Q Piña Rum Review: Just Add Coconut Water

Next step after trying Don Q Piña (which makes making the classic Piña Coladas super easy)? Getting caught in the rain and making love at midnight.
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Kia Telluride Is the Perfect Road Tripper for All Two- and Four-Legged Friends

The upcoming release from Kia will have you thinking about wanting to get another dog sooner rather than later, because you can.
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‘Fast Forward: The Cars of the Future’ Book Review

'Fast Forward' offers a look cars once billed as vehicles of the future, giving us a unique perspective on the trends and predictions of generations past.
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New Book Remembering Anthony Bourdain is the Perfect Tribute to the Late Legend

CNN's memorial book, Anthony Bourdain Remembered, looks at the impact the late chef and author had on the world.

FEW Italia Bourbon Whiskey Review

FEW Spirits likes to do things differently. Italia Bourbon is the distillery's new take on a wine cask-finished whiskey. Here's our review.
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Where to Drink Coffee Book Review: The Tastiest Places to Grab a Cup

Whether you like it iced, black, or with cream and sugar, you'll love the suggestions from the java experts featured in the 'Where to Drink Coffee' book.
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Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder Review

The Huracan Performante Spyder is every bit as weaponized as its fixed-roof counterpart, but removes any baffle between the car's 5.2-liter V10 engine note and passenger ears. Driving it is like having your own personal anger translator made famous from 'Key & Peele.'
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A Review of the Floyd Sofa, a Minimalist’s Perfect Perch

The Manual received a sample of the Floyd Couch and we tested it by putting it together and binging Netflix for nearly two weeks. The results are in. To buy or not to buy? Read on to find out.
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‘The Ghost Army of World War II’ Book Review: The Tale of Deceit and Victory

The gentlemen who made up the Twenty-Third Special Headquarters Division were some of the brightest, most dedicated soldiers in the United States Army
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2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 Review

Relatively small production and steep pricing compared to Mercedes-Benz’s other SUVs make the 2019 G-Class (especially the range-topping G63) a natural fit for the famous and famously rich.
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Everything You Need to Know About HelloFresh Meal Kit Delivery Service

We ordered a week's worth of meals from HelloFresh to do the delicious research for you. From price point to the flavor of the meals themselves, we dive into the specifics of HelloFresh meal kit delivery service.
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Old Ripy Bourbon Review: History Revisited

Check out one of the releases in the Whiskey Barons collection from Campari America, Old Ripy Bourbon, an homage to pre-prohibition bourbon.
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‘Rain: A Natural and Cultural History’ Book Review

Explore the important role that water and weather play on our Earth — without the tone of a lecture — in Cynthia Barnett's "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History."
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Lower East and Upper West Book Review: Photos of NYC

Explore a bygone NYC and the lives of everyday people in the pages of Jonathan Brand's 'Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968.'
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Heading to Hawaii? Make Reservations at Manta Restaurant to Eat Big Island Beef

For beef lovers out there, eating a big, rare slab of Kobe or Wagyu almost certainly take the top two spots on their bucket lists. But, after having a Big Island Beef steak from Manta Restaurant on Hawaii Island, we'd like to offer this particular style of beef as the final head of the holy beef trinity.
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Leave Winter for Warmth and Wellness at Hawaii’s Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

Hawaii Island's premier health and wellness resort is the perfect place to forget winter and worship the warmth. With everything from a state of the art gym, to an adults-only pool, to a stunning crescent beach, the Westin Hapuna Beach features everything Hawaii has to offer.
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Copper and Kings Blanche Absinthe Review

Check out this cousin of the Green Fairy, a white absinthe made by Louisville's Copper and Kings. If you love licorice, you'll want to check this out.
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‘Mixology & Mayhem’ Is Part Cocktail Book, Part Comic Book

The team behind one of the best bars in the world is back with their new cocktail book-cum-graphic novel, 'Mixology & Mayhem.'
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You’re Going to Want to Pick Up ‘The Scratch & Sniff Bacon Cookbook’

A cookbook that you can smell? The new 'Scratch & Sniff Bacon Cookbook' is exactly that. Check out why you need this for the bacon lover in your life.
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2017 Acura NSX Review: Is It a Super Car?

The 2017 Acura NSX has the performance and price of a supercar, but does it have the wow-factor? To find out, we gauged the reactions of everyday observers.
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The 2022 Lexus ES Isn’t Quite the Luxury Statement It Was Meant to Be

Lexus aims to garner favor with the up-and-coming buyer with the 2022 Lexus ES. However, after spending some time behind the wheel, we believe that the car isn't quite the luxury statement Lexus wanted. In fact, we'd all be better off with the Toyota Camry.
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Survival Hacker’s Handbook: An Enjoyable Read That Just Might Stave Off Death

Among the things I'm hoping I never have to deal with are a grizzly bear attack, an avalanche, and being caught in the middle of a flash flood. But, if any of those things happen, I'll be better prepared to face them thanks to Ted Alvarez's enjoyable, informative new book, The Survival Hacker's Handbook. 
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Driving the Porsche 911 GT3 is a Revelation We Should All Experience

Our first spin in a modern Porsche 911 is a revelation of performance vehicle engineering. After test-driving the sports car for a week, we wish everyone would get a chance to experience this engineering marvel. Perhaps a petition is in order.
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This Book Will Teach You Literally Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Log Cabins

Wood you believe that the log cabin is more American than apple pie? All puns aside, it's the truth. And "The Log Cabin: An Illustrated History" by Andrew Belonsky will tell you why.

Highland Park Unleashes The Dark, a 17-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

In the first release of a one-two punch that will highlight the distinct seasons on the Orkney Islands, Highland Park released The Dark, a 17-year-old single malt Scotch whisky that will be followed in the spring by —you guessed it — The Light.
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This Cookbook Will Teach You to Cook Better Funeral Food

You don't want to be the jerk who doesn't bring a dish to the wake, do you? "The Southern Sympathy Cookbook" by Perre Coleman Magness is full of delicious recipes and insights into cuisine and culture in the South.
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How to Unfu*k Yourself: Unabashed Life Wisdom from Gary John Bishop

We all need to unfu*k ourselves. Sometimes we just need a little motivation. That's why we chatted with Gary John Bishop about his book "Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life."
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Bentley’s Brand-New Bentayga V8 is as Powerful as it is Luxurious

High in the Austrian Alps, we tested the 2019 Bentley Bentayga V-8 on a purpose-built ice track and snow-covered streets. If you want to know what heaven looks like, this is it.
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Buick is Searching for a Brand Rebirth in the 2018 Regal GS

Decades of withering on the General Motor' vine has left Buick's name out of the public consciousness. However, recent success have earned the brand a little more room to stretch its engineering legs, leading us to a luxury offering with performance credentials: the 2018 Buick Regal GS.
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Double the Casks, Double the Fun: Don Q Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish Rum

Don Q Double Aged Vermouth Cask Finish is made from a blend of rums aged five to eight years in American white oak casks. After that, it takes a special dip in old vermouth barrels for a little extra herbaceousness.
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Adventure Meets Luxury in the All-New 2018 Buick Regal TourX

We got the chance to drive Buick’s fresh-off-the-line 2018 Regal TourX in the beautiful red rock palace that is Sedona, Arizona. What is this vehicle, exactly? A luxury wagon? A featherweight SUV? Who cares? We're in love.
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A Closer Look at Football, Futures, and Failures in Netflix’s ‘Last Chance U’

Netflix's award-winning "Last Chance U" is a glimpse into the bizarre world of college football and hyper-successful program offering troubled young men a final shot.
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Old-School Glamour Meets Modern Comfort at the Boca Raton Resort

The Boca Raton Resort & Club is one of the most iconic hotels in the country. Here's everything you need to eat, do, and see at this South Florida property.
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Valley Rock Inn: An Hour from New York City but a World Apart

Valley Rock Inn is the No. 1 reason you should visit the village of Sloatsburg, New York. And Harriman State Park. And Rock House Bar. The list goes on.
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Should You Pick Up the New Cask Strength Bourbon from Angel’s Envy?

The newest release from Angel’s Envy distillery is a cask strength bourbon finished in port barrels — but is it worth hunting down?
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What It’s Like to Drive a Ferrari as a Four-Seat Family Car

Did you know Ferrari made a family-friendly, four-seat car (the GTC4Lusso T) with ample trunk space for luggage or groceries? And it only costs $300,000.
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Jim Beam’s Little Book Bourbon Review

Eighth generation distiller Freddie Noe has released his first whiskey, Little Book, a nod to the Noe family and the connection to Jim Bean and Knob Creek.
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Why the GoPro HERO6 Black is Totally Worth the Price Tag

The GoPro HERO6 Black may look and feel a lot like its predecessor, but this new action camera features a bold processor with better video capabilities.
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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Brings Sensibility to Point-and-Shoots

We had the opportunity to review the Canon PowerShot G7 Mark II, one of the brand's newer, mid-level point-and-shoots, on a few recent trips.