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

Your Guide to the World’s Lesser-Known Whisky-Producing Countries

It's time to move beyond your comfort zone and try some of the up-and-coming world whiskies.
Auto

TMC Dumont Is a Motorcycle with an Airplane Engine (and Giant Wheels)

The bike is fueled by a 300-horsepower Rolls-Royce airplane engine.
Outdoors

Waydoo Flyer Is the Personal Electric Hydrofoil You Never Knew You Needed

Surfing is cool and all, but continually paddling offshore and finding the right waves can be such a hassle.
Auto

Land Rover is Finally Bringing Its Next-Generation Defender to the U.S.

The details about the new Land Rover Defender are scarce, but we know that it will be the first true full redesign since the vehicle's introduction 70 years ago.
Culture

10 Fine Fellows We Lost in 2018

The past year saw the deaths of many notable people, people for whom the world is richer to have had.
Fashion & Style

Tracksmith’s ‘No Days Off’ Line Makes Running in Winter Warm

This apparel makes it fun to run outside in the snow ... which is insane.
Culture

The 15 Best Quotes About Fatherhood You Will Ever Hear

These might help dads feel like maybe they're not such big screw-ups after all. However, they might also make other guys consider enhanced birth control options.
Culture

Why Low-Impact Exercises Should Be an Essential Part of Your Workout

Odds are, it’s not running or daily workouts causing injury, but the lack of low-impact cross-training.
Culture

Get Your Fitness Into Shape with the Best Workout Apps

Finding time to hit the gym can be tough. Get fit at home or on the go with the best workout apps. All it takes is one click to get started. No gym required.
Culture

10 Great Books You Can Read in One Sitting

If you love a good book and you're looking for one (or 10) that you can read in one go, whether while on a flight or bunked down at home, consider any of these brief but masterful novels.
Culture

Celebrate Muhammad Ali’s Birthday on January 17 with the Best Boxing Movies of All Time

It’s only suiting we celebrate his birthday on January 17 in style: binge-watching boxing movies and slipping into our gloves for a sparring session.
Culture

How to Build Your Own Personal Home Gym for Under $350

With a home gym, there are no monthly membership bills or drop-in fees, and you can customize your workout to whatever you're feeling on the day.
Culture

5 Most Common Running Injuries: Tips for Prevention and Treatment

The human machine is a complex system of bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles, but even with the best preparation and training, this machine is subject to break down.
Culture

The Best Resistance Bands for Every Kind of Workout

Not all of us have room for an extensive home gym set-up, in which case you want to invest in versatile and compact pieces, such as resistance bands.