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The 16 Best Nerf Guns for Adults Looking to Unleash Their Inner Child

The 16 Best Nerf Guns for Adults Looking to Unleash Their Inner Child

From '90s-era throwback dart blasters to modern automatic beasts, these are the best Nerf guns in 2022 for adults to unleash your inner child.
The Transformer Table in a dining room.

The Transformer Table could be the Ultimate Home Dining Set

The Transformer Table could be the Ultimate Home Dining Set

If you're looking for a dining room set that is as practical as it is elegant, then the Transformer Table might be the perfect addition to your home sanctuary.
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Here Are Some of the Best Movies Originally Rated NC 17

Here Are Some of the Best Movies Originally Rated NC 17

Some of the best movies of the past 50 years originally earned the NC 17 designation. Here are eight critically acclaimed, edgy films that bely MPAA rankings.
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10 Lesser-Known Things About Le Tour

10 Lesser-Known Things About Le Tour

The Tour de France is in full swing and filled with all kinds of entertainment, even for the casual follower.
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Artists ‘Crossing Over’ to NFTs During Seattle’s Art Fair

Artists ‘Crossing Over’ to NFTs During Seattle’s Art Fair

'Crossing Over' at the Seattle NFT Museum will highlight established artists moving from the physical form into blockchain technology.
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Is ‘Family Guy’ on Disney+ in 2022?

Is ‘Family Guy’ on Disney+ in 2022?

'Family Guy' is one of the biggest animated shows out there but is it on Disney+? We explain all you need to know.
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Is Wordle Worth Jumping on the Post-Viral Bandwagon?

Is Wordle Worth Jumping on the Post-Viral Bandwagon?

It's time to explore the Josh Wardle-created word app Wordle to see if the game is worth the time and distraction post purchase from The New York Times.
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Bored Ape Yacht Club Wants Ryder Ripps to Cease and Desist

Bored Ape Yacht Club Wants Ryder Ripps to Cease and Desist

Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT makers, Yuga Labs filed a complaint claiming artistic trademark infringement against L.A. artist Riley Ripps' 'satiric' RR/BAYC NFTs.
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A History of Athletic Sports Endorsement

A History of Athletic Sports Endorsement

Today’s top athletes earn sizable fortunes endorsing products and services. This unprecedented athletic wealth is a legacy passed down through sports history.
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Why TikTok China Is Watching You and Why the FCC Is Upset

Why TikTok China Is Watching You and Why the FCC Is Upset

Leaders are up in arms and FCC commissioner Brendan Carr is upset about a BuzzFeed report that reveals ByteDance, TikTok's Chinese parent, is viewing U.S. data.
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With BTS Broken Up, Here’s Each Era’s Best Boy Bands

With BTS Broken Up, Here’s Each Era’s Best Boy Bands

K-pop idols BTS are pursuing solo careers. Join The Manual to cruise through some of the brightest and bleak moments for boy bands in the last 60 years.
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Films Flex Their Muscles, Buoying Movie Theater Chains

Films Flex Their Muscles, Buoying Movie Theater Chains

While the movie industry celebrates crowds surging back to theaters, things might not be looking up for the major movie theater companies until 2024.
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7 Excellent Disney+ Originals You Need to Stream Now

7 Excellent Disney+ Originals You Need to Stream Now

Signing up for a Disney+ subscription gives you access to series and movies that are exclusive to the service. Here are the best Disney+ originals to watch now.
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Prime Day Deals: The Shark cordless vacuum is only $200

Prime Day Deals: The Shark cordless vacuum is only $200

This affordable alternative to a Dyson cordless vacuum had dropped down to $200 at Best Buy.
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The Shark self-emptying robot vacuum is more than half off for Prime Day

The Shark self-emptying robot vacuum is more than half off for Prime Day

This Shark robot vacuum Prime Day deal from Walmart will let you enjoy the convenience of a self-emptying feature for just $265, following a $334 discount.
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Prime Day deal: 20% off the best electric toothbrush around

Prime Day deal: 20% off the best electric toothbrush around

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Incredible Prime Day 2022 Deal: Two Smart Bulbs for $10

Incredible Prime Day 2022 Deal: Two Smart Bulbs for $10

Ready to connect your home? This Prime Day 2022 deal has two connected light bulbs for only $10! It's a deal so good you'll want to connect your entire home.
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Native American Television Thrives: How Is This Helping Tribes?

Native American Television Thrives: How Is This Helping Tribes?

Hot streaming Native American shows on FX, Hulu, Amazon, and more not only entertain, but also help bring reservation reality and culture into American homes.
The Marcus King Band at the Holland Blues Festival in 2018

The Manual Is Back for Your Music Roundup With June Tunes

The Manual Is Back for Your Music Roundup With June Tunes

Here are some of the latest music releases to enjoy this summer that released in June 2022.
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Best Prime Day Deals 2022: The Ultimate Shopping Guide

Best Prime Day Deals 2022: The Ultimate Shopping Guide

Amazon Prime Day is soon and Amazon has already launched some early Prime Day deals. We take a look at them and what to expect from the main event.
Elena Hight on a snowboard in mountainous backcountry.

Champion Snowboarder Elena Hight Reflects on Title IX

Champion Snowboarder Elena Hight Reflects on Title IX

In a wide-ranging chat, champion Elena Hight talks with The Manual about how her efforts to pass down sport to the next generation shape her career and future.
Eddie Munson showing off fake horns, mocking the 1980s satanic panic

How the Satanic Panic Influenced Stranger Things Season 4

How the Satanic Panic Influenced Stranger Things Season 4

Stranger Things season 4 conjures 1980s nostalgia via the “Satanic Panic” aimed at Dungeons and Dragons role players. Kate Bush also makes a grand appearance.
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Banned Books That Will Expand Your Worldview

Banned Books That Will Expand Your Worldview

Here are a few potentially illegal tomes that might be illegal in your town. Feel free to crack a spine to learn what might lie inside these insidious works.
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These Are the 10 Best Mattresses for Kids to Sleep On

These Are the 10 Best Mattresses for Kids to Sleep On

Have you ever wondered which mattress would be best for kiddos? Here's a list of the best mattress for kids.
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Watch UFC 276 Online: How to Stream Adesanya vs. Cannonier

Watch UFC 276 Online: How to Stream Adesanya vs. Cannonier

There isn't a free UFC 276 live stream. You'll need to sign up for ESPN+ if you want to watch UFC 276 online and see Adesanya vs. Cannonier happen live.
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What Channel is UFC on Tonight? Tune in to UFC 276 Live

What Channel is UFC on Tonight? Tune in to UFC 276 Live

UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier is happening tonight, and while you need ESPN+ to watch the pay-per-view, you have some other options for the preliminary cards.
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The Best Anime Series on Netflix to Watch Right Now

The Best Anime Series on Netflix to Watch Right Now

Netflix has a surprisingly impressive collection of anime if you know where to look. Dive into some of the best anime series available this year.
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A New Earth Project Aims to Reduce and Purge Ocean Pollution

A New Earth Project Aims to Reduce and Purge Ocean Pollution

A coalition of outdoor enthusiasts, Atlantic Packaging suppliers, and pro surfers launched A New Earth Project to help eliminate ocean packaging pollution.
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What Time is the UFC Fight Tonight? UFC 276 Schedule

What Time is the UFC Fight Tonight? UFC 276 Schedule

UFC 276 is happening tonight, with 12 fights spread across three cards. If you don't want to miss a minute of the action, here's the all-important UFC 276 time.
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My Favorite Neighbor is changing up the artisan wine game

My Favorite Neighbor is changing up the artisan wine game

My Favorite Neighbor is a winery that works with local farms to deliver artisan wine -- without the prohibitive prices.
Israel Adesanya at a press conference for a UFC event.

UFC 276 Could Have the Best Fight Card We’ve Seen in 2022

UFC 276 Could Have the Best Fight Card We’ve Seen in 2022

UFC 276 is happening this weekend, with one of the best fight cards we've seen all year. Here's who is entering the Octagon and why you don't want to miss out.
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Top 23 Motivational Podcasts to Listen to in 2022

Top 23 Motivational Podcasts to Listen to in 2022

We've all been there. We need that extra push. We need something that gets us motivated and moving. These podcasts do just that.
A Cubist portrait at the Gallery Art Hotel, Vake, Tbilisi, Georgia

Here’s Where to Find Best Art Hotels in the United States

Here’s Where to Find Best Art Hotels in the United States

Come with The Manual from New York’s Barclay, to Cincinnati and Nashville, across the Rockies, and into Los Angeles to find the country’s best art hotels.
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This Viral Reddit Chart Shows How Bad Inflation Really Is

This Viral Reddit Chart Shows How Bad Inflation Really Is

Reddit user DataIsBeautiful marks rising and falling prices with a graphic bar graph animating critical commodity prices changes over the last 2.5 years.
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An Invite to Some of the World’s Best Art Hotels

An Invite to Some of the World’s Best Art Hotels

The Manual invites you on a journey across the world to visit some of the best visual culture right inside your accommodations.
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‘Love and Thunder’ Trailer Features New Thor and Mjolnir

‘Love and Thunder’ Trailer Features New Thor and Mjolnir

The new trailer for Thor 4, "Love and Thunder," shows a multitude of MCU characters recruited by Thor Odinson to face a terrifying foe, Gorr the God Butcher.
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How to Change a Light Fixture Without Getting Shocked

How to Change a Light Fixture Without Getting Shocked

Changing a lightbulb is easy. Now if it's the light fixture itself you want to change? Oh boy... that's... well, it's actually pretty easy too, as it turns out.
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This Is What You Can Expect When Using CBD Products

This Is What You Can Expect When Using CBD Products

Maybe you have been considering using a CBD product here and there but you're not sure. This is what it feels like.
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Know Your Pride History With These Books

Know Your Pride History With These Books

PRIDE is here, a time to appreciate but also educate one's self about the LGBTQ+ movement. Here are some books to help.
Lori Lightfoot, the first openly LGBT mayor of Chicago, marching in the 2019 Chicago Pride Parade

8 Great LGBTQ+ Documentaries to Stream During Pride Month

8 Great LGBTQ+ Documentaries to Stream During Pride Month

The Manual brings you eight great LGBTQ+ documentaries to explore the movement’s history and the events that helped shape today’s queer climate.
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Rare ‘Star Wars’ Gear and More in Massive Hollywood Auction

Rare ‘Star Wars’ Gear and More in Massive Hollywood Auction

Propstore will host a huge Los Angeles auction from June 21 to June 24, which will include over 1,800 unique and original items from hit Hollywood films.
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Top 11 D&D Podcasts to Listen to in 2022

Top 11 D&D Podcasts to Listen to in 2022

If you love D&D, then these are the best podcasts you should be listening to.
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Store, Trade, Sell Your Rare Sports Cards In the eBay Vault

Store, Trade, Sell Your Rare Sports Cards In the eBay Vault

eBay's new 31,000-square-foot facility called the vault is now open to store trading cards valued over $750, and soon, physical collectibles of all kinds.
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The 11 Best Mattresses for People With Shoulder Pain

The 11 Best Mattresses for People With Shoulder Pain

If you suffer from shoulder pain, then these are the best mattress you should consider for a better night's sleep.
Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel

‘Ms. Marvel’ – The MCU’s Biggest Hit on Disney Plus Yet

‘Ms. Marvel’ – The MCU’s Biggest Hit on Disney Plus Yet

With a 96% critical rating on the Tomatometer, 'Ms. Marvel' is the highest scoring entry to Disney’s MCU Universe. Does 'Ms. Marvel' live up to its hype?
Amazon Prime boxes on doorstep.

Prime Day Date Revealed: When to Shop the Best Deals in 2022

Prime Day Date Revealed: When to Shop the Best Deals in 2022

It's official! We know the exact Prime Day dates that Amazon's exclusive sale event will go live! Learn more here!
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8 Fun Places to Celebrate Father’s Day

8 Fun Places to Celebrate Father’s Day

Here are some fun places you can go with Dad on Father's Day that he'll appreciate.
A call to action on the Tinder app to end the Blood Ban in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign

Tinder and Human Rights Campaign Team Up During Pride Month

Tinder and Human Rights Campaign Team Up During Pride Month

This Pride month, Tinder teamed with LGBTQ advocacy group, the Human Rights Campaign, to call for ceasing the ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
Parlor Social Club founders Jan Cieślikiewicz and Fredrick Ghartey

Parlor Aims to Shape Tomorrow’s Borderless Social Club Today

Parlor Aims to Shape Tomorrow’s Borderless Social Club Today

Parlor is a tech-forward, app-based social club trailblazing a new wave of modern-day social clubs — without the high price or location-based commitment.
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CBD Oil vs. Tincture: What’s the Difference?

CBD Oil vs. Tincture: What’s the Difference?

CBD oil and CBD tinctures are used interchangeably, but they're not the same. Find out what makes them different.