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Chef Justin Cucci on Why We Should Be Eating More Bugs

Ever thought about the alternative proteins we know better as bugs? The Manual podcast gang sits down with Cucci to get the 4-1-1 on eating some 4(+)-legged friends.

7 Best Portable Air Conditioners to Keep You Cool this Summer

Keeping your cool in sweltering weather is easier said than done. The best portable air conditioners will help.

How to Find the Right New or Vintage Record Player for You

If you’ve developed a newfound appreciation for vinyl, you’re no doubt in the market for a record player. The problem is: Where do you start? Let’s break it down.
Food & Drink

From Docs to Dramas, These Are the Best Wine Movies to Watch

Love what's in your glass and want to see it on the screen? Watch these when you can't be in the vineyard yourself.

Welcome to the Pony Palace: The Grandeur of the Kentucky Derby Starts with Churchill Downs

Before you mix up those mint juleps, take a look at the place where it all happens.
Fashion & Style

Sail On, Sailor: 9 Best Boat Shoes for Men

Racing catamarans, laid-back yachting, or land-lubbing? Pick the right boat shoe for you.
Food & Drink

You’ll Want this Fruit Hand Pie Recipe for Your Kentucky Derby Party

Your Kentucky Derby party is not going to be complete without a piece of Churchill Downs. That piece? A delicious homemade fruit hand pie.

The Best Fixed Blade Knives for Camping, Carving, and Cutting in General

Bring one along whenever you camp, trek, or push for the summit, because a solid knife is useful at all times, precious when you're in dire straights.

What are Hemorrhoids and How Do You Treat Them? Welcome to the No Shame Zone

Brace yourselves, fellows. It’s about to get gross. But helpful. But pretty gross. You’re welcome.
Food & Drink

10 Best Bourbons for Making Mint Juleps

Not all whiskies are created equal and the mint julep calls for a whiskey of the highest caliber. Just add mint and sugar.

Wilderness First Aid: What to Pack and Know Before You Hit the Trail

Before you go for that next hike, mountain bike ride, high alpine climb, or car camping trip, bone up on wilderness medical intervention and make sure you pack accordingly.
Food & Drink

Spilling the (Fermented) Tea: 7 Best Kombucha Brands to Drink

Kombuchas brewed closest to the Asian tradition (make a tea, ferment it, call it a day) can strengthen your immune system, improve gut health, and impart other health benefits.

Stick to this 20-Minute Hotel Room Workout the Next Time You Travel

You don't need gym equipment, but you can easily use your hotel room furniture.
Fashion & Style

Hold Utility in the Palm of Your Hand with the Leatherman Free Collection

The Leatherman FREE series, features a first-of-its kind architecture built around integrated magnets

Risk It All at The Talon Club, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ High-Limit Gaming Room

This is where luxury gamblers go to wager the big bucks. We're talking millions.
Fashion & Style

New Everlane Collection Is Changing the Way Sneakers Are Made

The Tread is a reinvention of how sneakers are produced, using far less plastic than other brands.

21 of the Best Biographies Ever Written

It’s often said that the best way to increase your knowledge is by reading biographies. We suggest you start with these.

Boise’s Potato Airbnb is the Most Idaho Hotel Room Ever

It's a faux-tato. It's an Airbnb. It's the half-baked guestroom mashup of your travel kitsch dreams.