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The Manual is simple — we show men how to live a life that is more engaged. Whether it be fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming, or the outdoors, we bring authenticity and understanding to it all. As our name, The Manual, implies, we offer a suite of expert guides on a wide range of topics, from how to tie a bow-tie to how to cook a steak.

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Hims already helped hundreds of thousands of men, now it wants to help you

Hims ED treatments are 100% available online, and can be shipped right to your door, with no insurance required. Find out all about it here.
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How XYON’s hair loss solutions combat common side effects and psychological pain

Xyon's hair loss products provide an excellent, reliable path towards hair regrowth, but thanks to proprietary technology they also reduce common side effects.
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Enter to Win a Free Molekule Air Purifier Pro

There are a number of air purifiers out there, but few are as design-forward as products from Molekule. Enter our giveaway to win a free Molekule Air Pro.
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Where to Buy a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jersey with Delivery in Time for the Super Bowl

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs is sure to be a true cultural event and entertainment spectacle with something for everyone. If you're looking for a Buccaneers jersey to join the Super Bowl fun, look no further.
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Where to Buy Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys with Delivery in Time for the Super Bowl

Sunday, February 7th is just around the corner but there is still time to buy an official, replica, or vintage NFL Kansas City Chiefs jersey.
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The Best Store-Bought Soups That Taste Homemade

Good soup should be a plan A meal, not just a last-minute plan B. Here are the nourishing cans to look for.
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Why You’ll Want To Wear Faherty’s Gorgeous Cardigan

This is a closet staple that undoubtedly belongs in every man’s closet.
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Why Kiss’ Virtual New Year’s Eve Concert Is the Perfect Way To Kiss 2020 Goodbye

Say goodbye to a tumultuous 2020 with one of the greatest rock bands of all time, streamed right into your living room.
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6 Ways to Transform Your Christmas Leftovers

It's boring to rehash the same plate, so try transforming some of your Christmas leftovers into mouthwatering recipes.

8 Best Inflatable Christmas Decorations for 2021

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite inflatable Christmas decorations so you can narrow down your search.
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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Here are the best ways to get rid of fruit flies in your home and keep them out once and for all.

The 9 Best Air Purifiers for Your Home in 2022

Air purifiers are important but often ugly. These are the best air purifiers to keep your space breathable without making you want to shove them in a corner.
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DoorDash Delivers Extra This October

Takeout continue to be our best option for fine dining and DoorDash has you covered the rest of this October.
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Gemstone-Infused Water Giveaway: Enter To Win a Vision Crystal Gem-Water Bottle

This Vision Crystal Gem-Water Bottle can be yours for free with our giveaway.
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The Absolute Best Grooming Products To Buy September 2021

We test countless soaps, moisturizers, colognes, and more to find the best skincare and haircare products for men. Here are our favorites this September 2021.
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Wrinkles, Eye Bags, and Age Spots: How to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

Here's a quick guide to some of the best ways to reverse sun damage.
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Product Review: Influencers Love This DIY Skincare Mask. Is It Worth the Hype?

The $85 kit is touted for its hydrating and anti-aging benefits, and has been endorsed by Instagram influencers, and is dubbed the 'Blue Apron of skincare.'
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The Manual Selects: Our Favorite Grooming Products This 2021

We round up the best skincare and haircare products, including shampoos, colognes, and cleansers, for 2021.
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The Best Child Carrier Backpacks

The best child carrier backpacks do two major things: provide peace of mind and security as well as an easy-to-wear build.
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The Best Sunscreen for Outdoor Fun

Whether you're napping in your backyard or playing at the beach, these are the best sunscreen options.
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The Best Cocktail Mixers

Whether you’re short on ingredients or simply lack the patience, sometimes it’s best to have a good ready-made option on hand.
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Uncover Better Skin With These Top-Notch Sheet and Liquid Masks for Your Face

Treat acne, blemishes, and wrinkles with these top-notch face masks for men.
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13 Tips for Working From Home, According to Our Writers

To help everyone in this time of transition, we've tapped our collective experience to find the best tips for working from home.
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A Guide to Our National Parks

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The Manual Podcast

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How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned

We went to Little Jack's Tavern in Charleston, South Carolina, to learn how to make a Rum Old Fashioned. General manager Marc Hudacsko walks us through the recipe in this step-by-step video.
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The Manual Is Hiring!

Do you keep up with the latest trends? Do you have an appreciation for the classics? Are you passionate about sharing your style savvy with others? The Manual is looking for an experienced editor to lead our fashion and grooming coverage. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!
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The Best Messenger Bags for Men to Lug Around Your Stuff in Style

While it's perfectly fine to carry a few essentials around in your pockets, the technological necessities of the modern day render pockets alone pretty useless. The solution? A good old-fashioned messenger bag, the ideal everyday carry for toting around all the things you need.
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Sam Slaughter, Food and Drink Editor of The Manual, Brings Us a Cocktail Recipe Book With a Splash of ’90s Nostalgia

PORTLAND, Ore., June 4, 2019 -- Now that the children of the 1990s are old enough to buy their own drinks, they’re old enough to make them too. And Sam Slaughter’s new book, Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum?: and Other Cocktails for ‘90s Kids, is just for them.
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How to Bet on Horses: A Primer for Playing the Ponies

Learning how to bet on horses can be daunting if you've never done tried before. Here's a guide to making the most common wagers at the racetrack.
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The Dopest Weed Gear to Help Get You High

Whether your a hardcore stoner or a casual cannabis consumer, you'll need a good device to smoke it out of (unless your into edibles, in which case, read no further). From electric induction dag rigs to Honey Bear bowls, here are the best weed accessories and paraphernalia to get you high.
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The Manual is Looking for Freelance Writers to Join Our Team

The Manual is looking for experienced freelance writers who know a thing or two about what we do here. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! You will find complete instructions for applying to the freelance positions on Indeed.
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Keep Your Cutting Board in Good Condition with 2 Simple Tools

if you're the kind of guy who has dropped any amount of money over $30 on a cutting board, you're going to want to learn how to properly care for your board so that it lasts as long as necessary to make it a worth investment in the first place. All it takes is two inexpensive tools.
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Upgrade Your Wrist For Winter: Introducing the Casio G-SHOCK G-STEEL Watch

Finding the right watch is a tricky endeavor. That’s where the reliable Casio G-SHOCK G-STEEL line comes into play. Balancing weather-ready durability with the type of style that won’t look out of place this holiday season, the GSTB100XA-1A is the watch you need to get on your wish list.
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The Manual’s 20 Most Popular News Stories of 2018

While The Manual's goal is to enrich people's lives with a suite of how-tos and best-ofs — to show men how to live a life that is more engaged — we also brought you a fair share of lifestyle news throughout the year. Here is a look back at the buzziest headlines and the coolest things we found in 2018.
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Shades of Cool: A Guide to the Best Winter Sunglasses for Men

Thanks to reflective snow, winter is sometimes brighter than summer. Check out these winter sunglasses to protect your eyes against the season's icy glare.

REI’s Annual Gear Sale Brings You 30 Percent Off Top Outdoor Brands

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5 Best Basketball Sneakers on Sale Now From NBA Superstars

With the newest NBA season starting in just a few weeks, you can expect to see a blitz of last year's best basketball sneakers getting price cuts. Nike and Adidas shoes from Lebron, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook are all on sale right now.
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How to Use a Big Green Egg for Everything

Although it's traditionally used for smoking and barbecue, there's not much the Big Green Egg can't do. Chef Erik Niel, chef/owner of Easy Bistro & Bar in Chattanooga, Tennessee, teaches us how to use a Big Green Egg for everything from steak to chocolate.
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How to Go from Cooking Novice to Home Chef with One Recipe

With around-the-clock working hours, shopping for groceries and preparing a home-cooked meal seemed burdensome. That’s why I tried Blue Apron. For the first time, I chose a Mediterranean package with creamy polenta and spiced tomato sauce with zucchini and Greek yogurt recipe. Here's my review .
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Face the Sun: 5 Essential Summer Accessories for Men

Combat the heat, burn, and harmful rays of the sun with these essential men's accessories that are both stylish and protective. Whether hiking outdoors or adventure traveling, don’t forget these products.
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10 Cool Beer Accessories for Some Extra Drinking Fun

These nifty beer accessories range from light-hearted to serious. Each one serves a unique purpose, whether it be to hide your booze or cut your bottle.
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Why Motorcycle Lovers Should Go Watch MotoGP in Austin This Year

For the weekend of April 20-22, 2018, Austin will play host to both extremes of the two-wheeled world: MotoGP and the Handbuilt Show. From the Wall of Death to Ducati Island, Austin is the place to be for one of motorcycling’s cultural phenomenons.
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The Manual Awards 2018

Each year, The Manual Awards are given to the best restaurant, bar, barbershop, brewery, local brand, shop, coffee shop, and outdoor experience in a variety of up-and-coming cities. This year, Boston, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Athens, Louisville, & Houston are all on top.
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Luxury Skincare That’s Totally Worth the Splurge

Some grooming products are top-shelf, the best of the best — the holy grails within their league.These nine luxury skincare brands are worth every penny.
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Anti-Gift Guide: The Pathetic Presents No Man Wants

Just to help out your spouses, mothers, sisters, & daughters, here's an anti-gift guide no man wants for the holidays. Learn it and live by it. Thank you.
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The Essential Japan Travel Guide

We hope our essential Japan Travel guide will not only inform, but inspire you to take your own trip to the Land of the Rising Sun.
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Outdoor Retailer Summer 2017: The Best Gear On The Planet

We spent the entire Outdoor Retailer Summer 2017 show scouring the floor for the absolute latest and greatest new outdoors gear to fuel your next adventure.
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Move Over WienerMobile, Oscar Mayer Has Gone One Better and Built a WienerDrone to Deliver Hot Dogs

Oscar Mayer is unveiling the WienerDrone to deliver hot dogs to eagerly awaiting customers. It joins the larger Wienerfleet.