TJ Carter

TJ Carter

TJ Carter wears many hats, both figuratively and literally. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 with a degree in English and a Creative Writing minor. TJ has written and edited thousands of blog articles for businesses of all sizes, and has dabbled in podcasting, poetry, fiction, cartooning, and news satire. He now focuses on writing “how to” guides and other lifestyle articles for The Manual. TJ is a native to the Portland area, and it shows—he loves biking, drinking craft beer, and growing facial hair. Follow TJ on Twitter: @TJudsonCarter
Articles
Food & Drink

How to Set Up an Intoxicating Home Bar

Need help stocking a home bar? This is your guide.
Food & Drink

American Grilling 101: How to Grill the Ultimate Burger

Think you know how to grill a burger? OK. But do you know how to grill the ultimate burger? Chef Kevin Schantz of RingSide Grill has a few tasty suggestions.
Food & Drink

What to Order at a Bar this Summer: a Beer and a Shot

For help understanding more about the beer and shot combo, we turned to Jim Palumbo, bartender at NYC’s Up & Up bar and frequent enjoyer of the aforementioned combo.
Feel Good Friday

Help Clean Up the Planet While Getting Filthy Drunk

Eco-friendly companies United By Blue and Klean Kanteen have recently teamed up to create a new line of pint cups and other high-quality stainless steel products.
Fashion & Style

Find Your Aloha Spirit with OluKai Footwear

If you’re going to own a pair of flip-flops, we think you might as well get a pair that’s a cut above average. OluKai holds themselves to a higher standard.
Feel Good Friday

Waves for Water: Quenching the Thirst for Adventure

Waves for Water encourages surfers traveling to developing nations to pack water filters in their luggage, then distribute said water filters among people who really need it.
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Shred the Gnar This Arbor Day with The Arbor Collective

The Arbor Collective -- an aptly named snowboard, skateboard, and clothing brand based in California -- has made planting trees an important part of their enterprise.
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Treat Yourself and the Planet With These Eco-Friendly Products

Here are a few eco-friendly items to consider this Earth Day.
Fashion & Style

Everlane’s “Radical Transparency” Shines a Light on the Garment Industry

Everlane, an online clothing retailer, makes clothes shopping much less of a pain -- and not just in terms of price.
Feel Good Friday

Parachute Lives Up to Its Life-Saving Name

We love products that help men improve their lives while benefiting others. Whether you purchase a set of sheets or a matching set of towels, you’ll find that buying from Parachute is a win-win.
Fashion & Style

Twillory Releases New Dress Shirts for the Non-Iron Man

Twillory just released "SafeCotton," a revolutionary new type of chemical treatment for non-iron dress shirts. SafeCotton doesn’t have any of the harmful effects of formaldehyde.
Fashion & Style

Feel Good Friday: Rebel Nell

Rebel Nell, a Detroit-based jewelry company, works directly with the city’s homeless shelters to help poverty-stricken women overcome barriers to gainful employment.
Fashion & Style

Feel Good Friday: Sunglasses Made of Discarded Fishnets?

In collaboration with the Chilean eyewear company Karün, Bureo has released The Ocean Collection: three handsome frames made from derelict fishnets.
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Feel Good Friday: Warriors & Quiet Waters

Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation helps injured soldiers reintegrate into society through fly fishing the calm waters of Southwestern Montana.
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Feel Good Friday: Uniforms for the Dedicated

Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. Think back to the last time you wore truly bangin’ clothes -- how did they make you feel? Did you feel more confident? Did you feel like you could walk into any room and immediately start…
Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday: Helpfulpeeps and the Karma Economy

Helpfulpeeps, a new social networking site, seeks to establish a “karma economy,” through which people can connect through good deeds rather than money.
Fashion & Style

Feel Good Friday: Duckworth Wool

Ingenious use of heat, water, and pressure make Duckworth wool garments soft, breathable, and resistant to shrinkage. Oh, and their products are made in the USA.
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Feel Good Friday: Designer Footballs for Charity

The NFL Foundation and the Council of Fashion Designers of America have collaborated on a collection of 50 unique designer footballs, the proceeds of which will go toward supporting young athletes.
Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday: Filters for Flint

For every one of their trademark water filters donated to a Flint resident, ZeroWater will donate an additional water filter.
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Feel Good Friday: Cycle for Survival

We're big fans of Cycle for Survival -- a nonprofit organization that raises funds for cancer research via indoor cycling events.
Fashion & Style

Feel Good Friday: Style for Soldiers

Emma Wallis, already well known for her top-quality bespoke shirts, has been making dress shirts for veterans of the British Armed Forces since 2007.