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Jacob Kienlen

Jacob Kienlen

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Jacob Kienlen was a culture writer for The Manual. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he has considered the Northwest his home for his entire life. With a bachelor's degree in communication and over 5 years of professional writing experience, his expertise is spread across a wide variety of different topics -- from TV shows to sandwiches and everything in-between. When he isn't working, you can usually find Jacob curled up on the couch streaming the best movies, shows, and thriller anime he can find. Please reach out to The Manual editorial staff with any questions or comments about Jacob’s work.

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The 9 best golf movies of all time – from Caddyshack to The Legend of Bagger Vance

Looking for a good golf movie to watch right now? We've gathered the best movies about golfing you'll ever see.
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The 16 best fighting movies of all time

If you're looking for some of the best fighting movies of all time, we've gathered a mix of martial arts, boxing, karate, and everything in between.
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The best flavors of LaCroix sparkling water, ranked

We tried 21 flavors of LaCroix's sparkling waters so you don't have to. Find out which flavors are the best.
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10 Underrated Netflix Movies You Might Have Missed

Running out of critically acclaimed films to watch? Here's a list of some of the best underrated movies on Netflix to expand your horizons.

The 21 Best Subscription Boxes for Men in 2022

If you can't leave your house and go shopping, subscription boxes are the next best thing. We've listed down the best subscription boxes for men in 2022.

Fuel the Fire With These 7 Best Roasting Sticks and Accessories

When it comes to camping, there's no greater pleasure than roasting a meal over the fire. Ready to get roasting? Here are a few of the best campfire essentials.
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Why You Should Buy a Stand-Up Paddleboard on Amazon Prime Day

Prime Day is a great time to buy an inflatable stand-up paddleboard and get out onto the water this summer.
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Why You Should Buy a Pizza Oven on Amazon Prime Day

Pizza ovens are a great way to entertain and make delicious pizza at the same time. Here's why you should buy one during Prime Day 2021.
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Why You Should Buy a Rice Cooker on Amazon Prime Day

A rice cooker is one of those essential kitchen appliances you don't know you need until you have one. Here's why you should buy one on Amazon Prime Day.
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How You Can Shop Local on Amazon During Prime Day 2022

Looking to support local businesses during Prime Day? Here are some tips on how to shop local on Amazon and receive a $10 credit for Prime Day 2022.
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The Ooni Koda Pizza Oven Turns Your Backyard Into a Pizzeria

The Ooni Koda pizza oven is a great way to make professional pizzas at home. Here's everything you need to know before you buy.
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How to Stream Every Star Wars Movie Online

Looking to watch all of the Star Wars films at home? We've gathered a list of all of the movies in order and where to watch them. May the Fourth be with you.
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Why You Should Buy an Instant Pot if You Haven’t Already

The Instant Pot is a modern miracle and the only kitchen appliance you need in 2020.
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Upgrade Your Breakfast: Make Sausage at Home

Sausages are always good, and knowing how to make sausage yourself is a glorious power. Wield it responsibly.
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5 Underrated Movies on Amazon You Might Have Missed

Here are 5 underrated movies on Amazon to kick off your weekend.
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The Best ’80s Action Movies You Can Stream Online

The 1980s were a lawless time for film, but these 80s action movies are worth watching again and again.
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5 Book Series That Were Better Than Their Movies

These 5 amazing book series made for great movies too, but the books offered something the films could not.
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How to Use Netflix Party to Watch Movies With Friends Online

Netflix Party is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to stream movies with friends and family online. Here's everything you need to know to use it.
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Getting a good night's sleep is no easy feat. You can endlessly cycle through new pillows, sheets, and blankets, but if you still find yourself tossing and turning, you may need to invest in a better mattress. Luckily, Casper is offering 10 percent off their signature mattresses for a limited time.
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Everything You Need to Know About HelloFresh Meal Kit Delivery Service

We ordered a week's worth of meals from HelloFresh to do the delicious research for you. From price point to the flavor of the meals themselves, we dive into the specifics of HelloFresh meal kit delivery service.
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When it comes to grooming, there are really only 3 areas you need to worry about: Your beard, your bathing, and your body odor. Fortunately, Hudson Made has solutions for all three, and we're giving them away! Enter for a chance to win.
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A late-summer trip salmon fishing in Alaska is the perfect way to escape from the noise of the modern world. Waterfall Resort Alaska is the place to go if peace and fishing are what you're looking for.
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Has Savings on Menswear You Don’t Want to Miss

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the biggest clothing sales of the year. With big savings on jackets, shoes, suits, shirts, and just about everything in between, it never hurts to at least take a peak. This sale ends on August 5, however, so don't wait too long.
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Amazon Prime Wardrobe Lets You Try Before You Buy

Amazon Prime Wardrobe is a try-before-you-buy marketplace that lets you turn your home into a dressing room. The service closely resembles other personalized online experiences such as Trunk Club and Stitch Fix, but with one huge difference: it's backed by freakin' Amazon.
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Armchair Amazon-ing: Check Out these Amazing Amazon Digital Coupons

Clipping coupons no longer means digging through your mail with a pair of scissors in hand. The Amazon Digital Coupons page has thousands of digital discounts. We went ahead and handpicked some of the best deals on everyday stuff we need.
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Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Sandwich Makers and Accessories

Want to make better sandwiches? These sandwich makers and accessories have everything you need to unleash your inner sandwich artist. You shouldn't have to settle for mediocrity. Or Subway.
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10 Time-Saving Gadgets to Get You Through the Day

The hustle and bustle of every day life can overwhelm the best of us, and these time-saving gadgets for men can help you reign it in.
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Butter is superb and anybody who says differently is just plain wrong. Show your commitment to that yellow deliciousness and be the best butterer around with these better butter gadgets.
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5 La-Z-Boy Recliners That Would Look Great in Your Man Cave

These La-Z-Boys aren't your father's old, saggy recliner. These La-Z-Boys are just as stylish as they are comfy, and would look great in your living room, lounge, or man cave.
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Most folks think of deserts as desolate places devoid of life. Joshua Tree National Park, nestled in the middle of Southern California, tears that notion asunder.
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The Birthplace of Bungee – Queenstown, New Zealand

It may be the birthplace of bungee-jumping, but Queenstown, New Zealand, offers more than an adrenaline rush, including great food and even better hiking.
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A Fine Italian Suit for Under $450? It Exists.
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With Jean-Claude Biver at the helm, Tag Heuer makes its new debut with the new Carrera Chronograph. New in-house caliber inside.
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The Latest Spring Scents Are So Fresh and So Clean

The latest spring fragrance are fresh, clean and green.
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Check out Cloak & Dapper's first brick and mortar.
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Get a haircut wherever and whenever you want with a new app called Shortcut.
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The Manual Wind: Tudor Heritage Ranger

Tudor has once again brought back a classic with the newly released Tudor Heritage Ranger
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Tie Society: Meet the Netflix of Ties

Tie Society offers new a netflix-style service for men's accessories that lets you expand your closet to designer and brand name ties for an affordable monthly fee.
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Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company's Old Blowhard 26-year-old bourbon is available now for $150 per bottle – if you can find one, that is.
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The Manual Wind: Hitting the Mark, Again

The Manual discusses the original Omega Mark 2 and introduces the latest reissue of the timepiece as well its influence on watch design.
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