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A model sporting Futuremood's Aura Boost sunglasses, developed with The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers Limited, Mood-Altering Shades With Futuremood

In a limited-edition collaboration with The Chainsmoker band, Futuremood's colored sunglasses stimulate moods with light and color via halochrome lens tech.
Fans watch golfers play in the Master's Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club

Why the Saudi-backed LIV Tour Has the PGA Banning Golfers

As the tour tees off, 17 PGA pros have turned in their PGA cards to join the controversial LIV tour. This includes Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather sits in front of stacks of cash

Check Out Who the World’s Wealthiest Athletes Are

Here's a list of the world's wealthiest athletes who have transcended brilliant sports careers to become mega-rich stars via endorsements and business ventures.
Climbers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson atop a remote Alaskan peak in 'The Sanctity of Space.'

Documentary Film Finds Awe in “The Sanctity of Space”

Streaming now on Amazon and Apple TV, the documentary "The Sanctity of Space" finds three friends traversing Denali Park’s most challenging peaks in Alaska.
Hughie, Butcher, and Mother's Milk look down into a mysterious car trunk in "The Boys"

Should You Be Keeping Up With ‘The Boys’ in Season 3?

The long-awaited return of "The Boys" dropped on Amazon Prime last week. Should you be watching? Find out with The Manual's season 3 post-release preview.
Kim Kardashian modeling with a Beyond Meat burger

Kim Kardashian Now Beyond Meat’s Chief Taste Consultant

On May 24, Beyond Meat announced that it brought aboard its biggest brand ambassador yet, Kim Kardashian, who joins several celebrity endorsers.
The French Quarter's Opening Day Parade

New Orleans Fest Sets Sustainable Model In “Geauxing Green”

French Quarter Fest organizers in New Orleans not only brought back music in 2022, but are shaping a sustainable future with the “Geauxing Green” program. 
Nicolas Cage (right) and Pedro Pascal (left) in 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

The Magic Number 170 – the Best Nicolas Cage Film Yet?

While "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" may not live up to the best Nic Cage film yet, it's a worthy addition to the Cage canon and a fun meta ride.
Al Bayt Stadium, where the World Cup will be played in Qatar

What to Know With Less than 200 Days Until Qatar World Cup

With less than 200 days until kickoff, here are some topline details to help fans and potential attendees to learn and prep for the World Cup in Qatar.
Singer-songwriter and activist Allison Russell

Women and Black Artists Dominate 2022 Americana Nominations

The 2022 Americana Music Association nominations are marked by racial and gender diversity, in contrast to the genre’s reputation as a bastion of white men.
Sliced breakfast burritos on absorbing paper.

Trending TikTok Breakfast Recipes and How to Make Them

These funky new TikTok breakfast recipes (like tomato, feta, and egg wraps, and Lemon Bar toast) are all the tasty, morning rage. Here's how to prepare them.
A man's arm dips a chicken tender into AWSM ketchup.

Introducing the World’s First Sustainable Sauce Company, AWSM Sauce

AWSM Sauce — the world's first sustainable sauce company — is taking on big plastic and changing the way that people enjoy their favorite condiments.
the original cover for Book One of writer/artist Frank Miller's iconic 1986 series The Dark Knight Returns.

$2 Million Auction Estimate For Batman’s 1986 Dark Knight

On sale June 16, Heritage Auctions estimates a $2 million cost for original cover art for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller’s 1986 graphic novel.
Imagery from Click's upcoming NFT drop.

Click Is on a Mission To Keep Art Alive Through NFT Archives

On the Click platform, NFT sales will not only be offered as unique investments, but as a way to support and preserve undiscovered past and future artwork.
A Vouch Vault user screen grab.

Super Troopers’ Jay Chandrasekhar Launches Vouch Vault App

Aiming to improve movie review apps, Super Troopers' Jay Chandrasekhar launched a free mobile app, Vouch Vault, that utilizes crowdsharing for quality tips.
The Lebron James Triple Logoman card found in a 2020-2021 Panini Flawless Basketball box.

Collector Pulls Coveted, $3MM Lebron James Card From Pack

Valued at over $3 million, a collector pulled LeBron James Triple Logoman basketball card during a Whatnot (collectible and hobby app) livestream.
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Southern Tide and Beneath the Waves Partner in Conservation Efforts

Southern Tide has just launched its latest collection with non-profit marine conservation and research organization partner, Beneath the Waves.
A runner with a hydration pack looks out over a rolling green wilderness.

These Are the Best Backpacks to Carry You During Runs

The Manual has collated all the needed info to provide you with a review of the best runner’s backpacks to ease your transition to becoming a true dirt devil.
COASTS opening the Bud Light stage in 2015.

Green Rockers: Music Artists Supporting Sustainable Causes

Music acts like Drake that are taking action to ameliorate their impact, encouraging progressive efforts and positive energy to sustaining the environment.
A physical, gold-colored Bitcoin.

Why Bitcoin May Rebound… And Why It Might Not

A guide to the reasons why, Bitcoin, the world’s leading cryptocurrency, could survive for decades… and the reasons why it could bust like many predecessors.
A spice market in Istanbul, Turkey.

How to Cook With International Blends, Pastes, and Rubs

Common mixes join with more obscure blends to feature some of the best spice compounds in the world. Find out how to use them with this Manual guide.
Bee's Wrap Eco-Friendly Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap.

A List of the Best Sustainable Products to Use Everyday

For a place to either begin or to expand your collection of everyday essential cleaning, cooking, and grooming solutions, this guide is a great place to begin.
Camel, wombat, and kangaroo signs in the Nullarbor Plain on the Eyre Highway.

Find Your Next Adventure on the World’s Loneliest Highways

The Manual's guide to most desolate places on Earth on four wheels. Follow along for an adrenaline rush and possible inspiration for your next destination.
Bill Skarsgård (left) as Clark Odelssohn in Netflix's 'Clark.'

Bill Skarsgård Stars as Suave Bank Robber in Netflix’s ‘Clark’

'Clark' is Netflix's unceasing action series starring Bill Skarsgård as the man behind Stockholm syndrome, who swayed Sweden to love him despite his crimes.
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Johnnie Walker x BossLogic Releases Rare 48-Year Old Whiskey

Via BlockBar, Johnnie Walker offers an ultra-rare, 48-year-old Masters of Flavour NFT bottle, renowned digital art, and an exclusive Scottish whisky trip.
Waving Chinese Lucky Cat statues.

Celebrate the Asian Communities Across North America

Here are a few ways to engage with some of the best Asian town’s in North America in alignment with May's Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Zacapa rum's master blender, Lorena Vásquez holding a rum bottle.

This Guatemalan Rum is Produced by Master Blender Lorena Vásquez

Zacapa rum is taking ownership and retelling the spirit's colonialist story, empowering its producers and the spirit with locally-produced sugar cane.
The landscape of Haleakala National Park in Maui, Hawaii.

L.L.Bean Goes Off Grid for Mental Health Awareness Month

Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean is going “off the grid” for the month of May, shutting down social media accounts in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.
Norm Macdonald (right) with a fan in 2016.

The Late Norm Macdonald Left Behind a Surprise Stand-Up Show

Late comedian Norm Macdonald, who died this year at 61, shot a secret standup performance in his living room. It's slated to air on Netflix on May 30.
Agave plants growing in the Mexican desert.

If You’re New to Mezcal, Then You Need to Start With These Bottles

If you're curious about trying mezcal, here's where to start. These recommendations for beginners take readers through the history and tase of several mezcals.
A pile of multi-patterned textiles.

Vast Fast Fashion Firm, Shein, Accused of Design Theft

From the massive to the tiny, from Levi Strauss to solo Canadian artists, Shein is accused of stealing fabric designs to sell them by the hundred million.
Two men holding two game fish caught on a Lake Hop trip.

Lake Like a Local with Lake Hop Boat Share

Lake Hop is a boating rideshare that connects consumers with private boat owners, an Uber for lakes, and a affordable, fun alternative to "lake like a local.''
Chipotle's Burrito Builder game on Roblox.

Chipotle’s Metaverse Burrito Builder: Is It Worth the Time?

Burrito Builder, Chipotle’s new Roblox simulation challenges players to roll burritos in the metaverse to earn Burrito Bucks. Is it worth the time?
An urban panorama with forest in the foreground and cityscape in the background.

This is What Environmentally Resilient Urbanism Looks Like

A guide to the CNU's 2022 Charter Awards celebrating outstanding architectural urban design and planning, honoring projects to create better communities.
Josh Brolin as Royal Abbott approaches the weird black hole in his Wyoming ranch in Amazon Prime Video's 'Outer Range.'

See Why Amazon Prime’s Outer Range is So Mysterious

'Outer Range,' streaming on Amazon Prime Video, stumbled a bit to start, but through episode six, seems to be finding footing as its dark narrative unfolds.
An outdoor breakfast spread that includes a pair of orange juices mixed with coffee.

These TikTokkers Are Making Orange Juice Espressos, Should You?

In discussion with Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company, we examine whether you should follow Tik Tokkers making orange juice Espressos.
hiking poles backpack mountain

Hiking the Trail? Here’s 9 Tips for Safe Self-Navigation

Getting lost on the trail can be a terrifying experience, particularly for solo hikers. But it’s also preventable with proper preparation.
Models wear National Geographic and Parks Project T-shirts while standing in front of horses.

Fashion Helping National Parks Stay Open and Functional

Since 2014, the nonprofit Parks Project has stepped up to help preserve national parks by raising funds, volunteer efforts, and youth outreach efforts.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer toasts a glass of bourbon to Louisville's 'Bourbonism' growth.

Cheers to Bourbonism and How It Shapes Louisville Culture

Louisville's love of bourbon has led to Bourbonism, a term describing how the local bourbon industry is a driver of tourism and business growth.
The New Balance 574 LDG Ma Divina surrounded by floral boquets.

Find the Best of Colorful Spring Shoe Drops Here

Shoe and apparel makers are getting into the seasonal spirit. Join The Manual to explore iridescent and happily-hued kicks to get you running into springtime.
macys backstage bargain goods macy s orginal location

Macy’s Making Significant Space for Bargain Goods

Macy’s announced that it would be shifting from well-heeled shoppers to a significant portion of selling space as bargain buys beginning this spring.
The Riddler's signature question mark drawn into a cup of coffee in 'The Batman' film.

The Batman and Its Expanded Universe Landing on HBO Max Soon

The Batman is slated to stream on HBO Max on April 19. Here’s what we know about how the show’s extended universe will play out.
'Man with Flowers' centers this view of the new 'Banksyland' exhibit in Portland, traveling across the United States.

‘Banksyland’ (Unauthorized and Unmasked) Opens in Portland

'Banksyland,' now showing in Portland before leaving on a U.S. tour, collects hundreds of Banksy's works in a show that offers reflection and optimism.
A Breville smart oven air fryer cooking a whole chicken.

Breville’s Smart Air Fryer Connects You to Celebrity Chefs

On March 29, Breville appliance brand launched the Joule Oven Air Fryer Pro connected to the Joule Oven App – video-guided recipes from culinary pioneers.
Brad Pitt (left), Sandra Bullock, and Channing Tatum (right) in 'The Lost City.'

The Lost City Is a Fun, Throwback Adventure-Romance

Now in theaters, audiences and critics alike have found The Lost City to be a fun adventure-romance-comedy that echoes films like 1984’s Romancing the Stone.
A man drives a car through a hilly landscape while listening to the HearHere app.

HearHere’s App Uses Actors To Narrate the American Landscape

Spark journeys with short stories narrated by Kevin Costner, John Lithgow, and more. HearHere casts tales with colorful characters, scenes, and natural wonders.
Gabe Gault's 'Gogh Experiment' (left) and Nina Palomba's 'Weird Comics' (right) murals from their Secret Walls battle on March 30.

Secret Walls Partners With Lgnd for NFT Battle-Auction

L.A.-based Secret Walls artist pairs clashed in virtual reality during an 'NFT Battle Series' with the results going on the Lgnd NFT marketplace auction block.
Tour de Zwift riders cruise in front of a digital Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Zwift and Digital Cycling Aim To Elevate Real-World Biking

Zwift, a global e-cycling leader with over 4 million users, wants to bring esports to the same vaunted level as real-life events and elevate the entire sport.
A rustic wood barn sits beneath a panorama of the Grand Teton Mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Jackson Hole Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More

A gateway to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, Jackson Hole is an incredible Western destination. This guide will suggest where to stay, what to eat, and more.
Chinese food leftovers on a wooden bench.

How to Safely Store and Reheat Leftovers

After a young man was admitted to intensive care for "shock, multiple organ failure, and rash," here's how leftovers should be stored and reheated.