The Manual’s 20 Most Popular News Stories of 2018

While The Manual’s goal is to enrich people’s lives with a suite of how-tos and best-ofs — to show men how to live a life that is more engaged — we also brought you a fair share of lifestyle news throughout the year. Here is a look back at the buzziest headlines and the coolest things we found in 2018.

Take a Bite Out of the Biggest Food and Drink News

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These Are the Travel Stories That Really Took Off

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The Coolest Gadgets and Stuff of 2018

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The Coolest Homes and Buildings We Saw in 2018

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Food & Drink

Jail Break: Company with AR Wine Labels is Popping the Top on a Craft Beer Line

It's okay to be caught red-handed with the new line of craft beer from 19 Crimes.
Fashion & Style

Game of Thrones x John Varvatos Collection Drops Just in Time for Final Season Premiere

Whether or not you’ve powered through and caught up with each episode of the acclaimed series, this collection is worth a look. No spoilers! We promise!
Fashion & Style

The Wildest Supreme Accessories So Far: Red, White, and Wanted All Over

The Supreme logo can be found on skateboard shirts, Nike kicks, and $5,000 Louis Vuitton parkas, but the coolest items from the label can’t be worn.
Food & Drink

How to Spit Roast a Whole Lamb

Yes, roast the whole damn lamb. With our guide, you'll be king of the open flame in no time. Not baaad, if you ask us.
Culture

13 Best NERF Blasters for Adults

You may or may not be using NERF to fight imaginary ninjas anymore, but you can still arm yourself with one of the best blasters primed for adulting.
Culture

LEGO for Adults: 13 Best LEGO Sets for a Grown-Up Good Time

Maybe we can’t fix the engine of a car or hand-craft a boat from scratch, but we can build these highly rewarding and intricate LEGO sets.
Culture

Why We Have the (Objectively Terrible) Daylight Saving Time

Love it or hate it, you can't escape Daylight Saving Time — and it all started because a guy wanted to collect more bugs.
Culture

12 Best Running Trails in America, According to People Who Run for a Living

From miles of mystic forest to a gnarly peak-to-peak ridgeline, these are the best routes to run around the United States.
Culture

How to Mod a NERF Gun: The Grown Man’s Guide to the Hammershot Modification (With Pictures)

With a screwdriver and spring, a simple NERF gun can become a high-power blaster.
Culture

23 Famous Badass Women in History

From an 86-year-old who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to a 15-century ninja to Oprah (of course), here are 23 women who inspire us to be more badass.
Culture

The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

These docs are entertaining, but also edifying. For your convenience, we’ve broken them up into categories.
Culture

Why You Should Definitely Max Out Your 401(k) Contribution Now

If you’re like most millennials, you associate a 401(k) with retirement and don’t put much thought into maintaining it. That's a big mistake. Here's why.
Culture

6 Best Productivity Apps for a More Fruitful 2019

Whether you're trying to achieve a better sleep schedule or curb your procrastination, the best productivity apps will help you manage your to-do lists.
Podcast

Over My Dead Body’s Matthew Shaer on Making a Great True Crime Podcast

Ever wanted to know what it takes to create a successful true crime podcast? Tune in as we interview Over My Dead Body creator and host Matthew Shaer.