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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The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour

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6 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know

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Wake Up Easier With the Best Down Pillows of 2019

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Culture

17 Essential Non-Fiction Books to Add to Your Shelves

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Culture

The Manual Is Hiring!

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How to Buy a House: Must-Read Steps and Tips to Guide You Through the Process

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15 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now

You know what really gets our blood pumping? A great action flick. Fight scenes, chase scenes, race scenes — all the hallmarks of a cinematic adrenaline rush.
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The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

These docs are entertaining, but also edifying. For your convenience, we’ve broken them up into categories.
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Wasp Turns Your Boring Drone Into a Flamethrowing Assault Copter

This flamethrower drone kit is the hot new holiday gift perfect for the man who has everything.
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The Best History Podcasts for Learning About Everything From Pirates to Presidents

Everything has a history, whether it’s a country, famous figure, piece of art, or popular snack.
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5 Tiny Houses You Can Buy on Amazon

You already buy everything else for your home from the online retail giant, why not buy your actual home too?