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Cody Gohl

Cody Gohl

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Cody Gohl is a Brooklyn-based writer who enjoys covering a wide range of topics, including travel, fashion, literature, LGBT rights, pop culture, and anything that has to do with his home state of Texas. Please reach out to The Manual editorial staff with any questions or comments about Cody’s work.

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From Gilda Radner to Ali Wong, these are the best female comedians of all time

They’re sharp, tough, and have often seen stuff that makes their comedy feel raw and true. This list of female comedians is definitely LOL-worthy.
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Thrift shopping: How to do it like a pro

Here are our tips and tricks for learning how to thrift like a pro, even if you've never done it in your life.
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7 Perfect Gift Ideas for the Acquaintances in Your Life

Buying presents for an acquaintance can be a challenge, but these gift ideas will make it easier to shop for folks you don't know very well (or at all!).
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10 Products To Help Your Home Smell Like a Cabin in the Woods

When urban life gets you down, make your home smell like a cabin in the woods with these cedar and campfire scents. Bring the outdoors in with these products.
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The Best Men’s Summer Socks To Slip Slip Your Toes Into

The best men's summer socks are bold yet refined, and most importantly, breathable. You'll find picks for no-show socks, hiking socks and plenty more.

7 Summer Date Ideas that Are More Creative than Just Grabbing Drinks

Tired of grabbing drinks every time you go out with someone? Then maybe it’s time to shake things up with some slightly more creative date ideas for the summer.

6 Ways to Cool Down Your Home Without Air Conditioning

Missing AC this summer? Here are some of the best tips and tricks for cooling down your home without air conditioning.

11 Fantastic Beach Reads for Your Next Seaside Vacation 2022

When you're at the beach, there's only so much people watching you can do. Elevate your relaxation by checking out one (or all) of these great beach reads.
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10 Easy Ways to Go Green in 2022

Most of us probably don’t have all the resources to regulate the climate, but we can all contribute in our own ways. Here are some simple tips to go green now.
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9 Reasons to Learn a Language While You’re Stuck at Home

Nothing opens your world like learning a new language, even if you can't travel for now. If you've been putting it off, now is the best time to learn a new one.
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The Best Couples Halloween Costumes in 2022

To help you on your matching quest, we’ve rounded up some of the best couple’s costumes for 2022.
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6 Children’s Books That Deserve a Second Read

You're never too old to revisit old literary friends!
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9 Tattoo Artists to Follow on Instagram Right Now

With styles ranging from the traditional to the modern, these tattoo artists on Instagram are guaranteed to have you sprinting to your nearest parlor.
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Is Your Shirt Too Big? Here’s How to Easily Shrink It at Home

Get those loose t-shirts, shirts, and polos nice and snug with this simple shrinking method. All you need is a pot, hot water, and this guide.
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Our 7 Nominees for Album of the Summer

And so begins the great debate: What is the absolute best album of summer 2020?
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How to Talk to Your Family About Race & Social Justice

Tips, tricks, and advice for navigating conversations on race, social justice, and inequality.
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Proper Protest Etiquette for Allies

A guide for allies who want to protest racial injustice in the most inclusive, sensitive, and meaningful way possible!
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11 Easy Ways to Celebrate Pride Month from Home

Just because we can't celebrate Pride 2020 in person doesn't mean we won't be celebrating it together.
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6 Inspiring Social Justice Accounts to Follow on Instagram

These accounts are guaranteed to expand your understanding of important social issues, from feminism to indigenous rights, environmentalism, anti-racism, and more!
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The Best Live Comedy Shows Streaming Now

We’ve compiled the absolute best live comedy shows currently streaming on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch. They run the gamut from stand-up to improv.
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7 Ways to Cultivate Community While Isolated

Building a sense of community is more important now than ever before.
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A Practical Guide to Writing While Quarantined

Just because you've got the time doesn't mean you have to write the next Great American Novel.
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Love in the Time of Coronavirus: 6 Tips for Dating While Social Distancing

There’s no denying that these days are hard and trying, but love is resilient and will always find a way.
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6 TED Talks You Should Listen to Right Now

These TED Talks are guaranteed to lift your spirits in this dark and trying time.
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The Best Educational Podcasts to Keep Your Brain Working Out

Want to learn a new skill or deep dive into a subject you already love? These educational podcasts designed to both teach and entertain.
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6 Hilarious Improv Podcasts That Say Yes, And Much More

We're going to introduce you to some of the best improvised podcasts. Though they traverse many genres, they’re all 100% made up on the spot.
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7 Summery Books to Help You Shake the Winter Blues

Whether set in a tropical location or evoking a sunny day, these novels will ease you out of your winter funk. 
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7 Coolest First Ladies of All Time

They advocated for legislation, pushed for equal representation in the government, and spoke out on issues near and dear to their hearts. 
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7 Fantastic Movies that Easily Pass the Bechdel Test

You'll definitely want to add these Bechdel Test-approved movies to your watch list!
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8 Best Men’s Oscar Red Carpet Looks of All Time

These are the best-dressed men to ever grace the red carpet at the Oscars, including picks for 2020.
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8 Most Stylish Male Celebrities of All Time

These are the most stylish male celebrities of all time. Period.
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9 Best Note-Taking Apps for 2022, Reviewed

Keep track of everyday tasks, record your brilliant ideas, and up your productivity with the five best note-taking apps for 2022.
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Billy Porter on the Importance of Service, Giving Back, and Style as Activism

If the capitalistic push and shove of the holiday season’s got you feeling glum, allow Tony, Emmy, and Grammy-award winning superstar Billy Porter to cheer your soul.

7 New Year’s Resolutions That Don’t Suck

Folks have been making (and breaking) New Year’s resolutions for millennia. The trend apparently kicked off with the Ancient Babylonians, who rang in the new year by promising their gods to right wrongs and return stolen goods.
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The Absolute Best Books for a Long Flight

Got a long flight coming up? Then make sure to pack one of these amazing reads in your carry-on.
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Bandly Launches Knotty Line of Wooden Smartwatch Bands

Built with recycled wood and vegan leather, Bandly watch straps are meant to offer an eco-friendly alternative to the plastic, metal, and silicone constructions typical of most FitBits and Apple Watches.
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7 Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

Instead of stressing out about giving gifts this holiday season, find a creative way to give back or support a cause.
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How to Have a Hard Conversation With Your Boss

It's never easy to have a serious conversation with a superior, but these tips will help, from sorting through your thoughts to scheduling the meeting and practicing your pitch until it’s perfect. 
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10 Amazing LGBTQ+ Books to Add to Your Reading List

If you're looking for a good queer read, this list is for you. We highlight some of the best LGBTQ+ books in existence.
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How to Make Friends as an Adult

Making friends as a grown-up is hard, but definitely not impossible. Here are some tried and true tips and tricks for putting yourself out there and building your social circle as an adult.
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Support Breast Cancer Awareness by Repping Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we're celebrating with a round-up of brands making it easy to think pink.
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How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt

We break down all the most important aspects of how to choose the right dress shirt, including how to take precise measurements, land on the right fit, choose the perfect collar, and much, much more.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Successful Antiquing

We're laying down all the tips and tricks you need to make your next antiquing adventure the most successful one yet! From things to look for to things to ask about, we cover it all.
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How to Support the Teachers in Your Life

Want to show some love to the teachers in your life (you know, those people who ensured you can read these very words, among other things)? Then check out our guide to all the different ways you can support educators as they embark on the new school year.
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8 Great and Useful Housewarming Gifts Ideas

While a housewarming party is usually pretty chill, there is one rule by which all guests must absolutely abide: You have to bring a gift.
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Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable

Nisolo is reducing the cost of handcrafted leather shoes it deems “essential” without cutting into the wages its producers earn.

8 of the Coolest Indie Bookstores in the United States

We’re taking a look at some of the most fabulous independent bookstores in the United States. Though they run the gamut from cozy and cluttered to spacious and bright, they do happen to have one very important thing in common: They’re all well worth a visit.
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7 Tips for Planning the Perfect Last-Minute Summer Vacation

Whether you forgot to make travel plans for the summer or simply wanna squeeze in one more adventure before the season’s over, any time can be the ideal time to organize a spontaneous weekend away.
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What to Wear to an Interview: 6 Tips for Men to Pick Out the Perfect Outfit

Planning an interview outfit that’s in line with your personal style while also being keyed into your potential work place’s vibe is hard. You want to read professional, but relatable; relaxed, but confident. Thankfully, there are some strategies you can employ (wink wink) to land on the perfect look.
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6 Ways to Make a Difference in the LGBTQ+ Community

Want to learn how to be an ally (or a better ally) to the LGBTQ+ community? Check out these suggestions for ways to do just that.