Dan Blais

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50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

24 Hilarious Comics About Sibling Relationships

Sibling relationships are really special.<p>You may have your disagreements (likely a <i>lot</i> of disagreements), but they can also be your ultimate partners-in-crime. You may give them a hard time, but if someone else utters a negative word about them, you’ll likely be the first to defend their honor. You …

Parenting

15 Avengers’ Weapons, Ranked Weakest To Strongest

Some<i> Avengers</i> just are not mighty enough to keep up with the likes of Odin or Thanos, so they end up using their wits, ingenuity, and sometimes their …

The Avengers

Purisoo bottle draws, filters and carries water in one convenient package

Bottles with integrated filters have become quite popular over the years and are on offer from brands like LifeStraw, Katadyn and Sawyer. Purisoo …

18 Jokes About "Star Wars" That Are Slightly Mean, But You'll Still Laugh

"The only thing Star Wars fans hate more than people who hate Star Wars, is Star Wars."

9 Things You Might Not Know About National Treasure

Released in 2004 to mixed critical reviews but a positive audience response, director Jon Turteltaub’s <i>National Treasure</i> has grown into a perfect …

The 10 Best Rugged Travel Duffels of 2018

Features have gotten out of hand. No matter what the product is — be it as simple as a knife or as complex as a camera — we’ve come to expect that …

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Entertainment

36 Classic Sayings Every Man Should Know

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanSayings, proverbs, adages, aphorisms…whatever you call them, they’re pretty much the …

Andy Warhol

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical …

Self-improvement

Here Are The Most Popular Alcoholic Drinks In Each State, According To People Who Live There

What are YOU drinking?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

13 True Medical Stories That Will Make You Gasp, "OH MY GOD!"

The human body is a weird thing.

10 Items of Gear Every Outdoors-Person Needs to Own

<b>What outdoor activity excites you?</b> Ski-touring? Stand-up paddleboarding? Canoe-tripping? Whatever turns your crank (cycling?), there's specialized …

15 Places Every American Should Visit at Least Once

Established in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant, Yellowstone actually stretches across parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Visit this stunning …

An Archaeologist Says He's Figured Out The Secret of The Pyramids' Peculiar Alignment

How was this possible 4,500 years ago?<p>For centuries, the pyramids of Giza have puzzled researchers - not just their mysterious voids and hidden …

The Army once had a plan for a futuristic replacement for the M-16 rifle — here's how it fell apart

The US military has long explored the idea of replacing its M-16 assault rifle with something newer and deadlier. From the 1990s onward, German arms giant Heckler & Koch was heavily involved in helping the US Army attempt to reach that objective, creating newfangled firearms that bear considerable …

Military

50+ Hilarious Conversations That People Overheard In New York And Decided They’re Too Good Not To Share

When you live in the city, sometimes it's impossible to hide your ears from private conversations. A fittingly named Instagram account called …

New York City

Nat Geo Gives Us the 15 Skills Every Adventurer Needs

Have you ever thought about all of the skills that an explorer or adventurer needs in order to survive on a challenging expedition? If so, then I …

Mountaineering

Last of Its Kind: The USMC Model 1909 Colt

How does the last military-issue .45 Colt revolver stack up today at the range? A modern Marine decided to find out for himself.

NRA

Would Exercise Work Better if We Did It Naked?

The ancient Greeks found nudity both practical and pleasant, and wore draped garments that could be thrown off within seconds if the need arose. They …

Watch NASA’s AI drone race a pro human pilot

The race capped two years of research into autonomous drones for NASA<p>It feels like “quadcopter pilot” has only <i>just</i> became a job for humans, and already AI is gunning to take it away. Well, it’s not able to quite yet, if a recent experiment from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is anything to go by. …

Drones

The Strange and Gruesome Story of the Greenland Shark, the Longest-Living Vertebrate on Earth

Greenland sharks are among nature’s least elegant inventions. Lumpish, with stunted pectoral fins that they use for ponderously slow swimming in cold and dark Arctic waters, they have blunt snouts and gaping mouths that give them an unfortunate, dull-witted appearance. Many live with worm-like …

Biology

Mad Jack Churchill: WWII’s Bagpipe Playing And Sword Wielding Badass

From motorcycle adventurer to Nazi hunter to surfer, Mad Jack Churchill lived quite the life.The post Mad Jack Churchill: WWII’s Bagpipe Playing And …

World History

What To Do If You Fall Through Thin Ice

Skating, fishing, hiking, fat-biking: Winter’s freeze offers up new areas to explore. But with it comes the danger of falling through thin …

U.S. Air Force

Wilderness Backpacking Gift Guide | Holiday Gift Guide

The easiest way to light up an outdoor lover’s face is to invite them on a trip, or get them a sweet piece of gear. We’re hoping you have the trip …

Learn to Spot the Sneaky Psychological Tricks Restaurants Use

While dining out, you may have noticed (but perhaps didn’t question) some unusual features—like prices missing dollar signs, or burgers served on …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Mary Magdalene
Hiking

This Trick For Cleaning Sneakers Gets Mind-Blowing Results

Ah, there’s nothing like a new pair of sneakers. So clean, so bright, so full of life. And so fleeting.<p>Anyone who has ever owned a pair of Converse, Keds, or other white canvas sneakers signs a sort of mental contract with themselves that explicitly acknowledges and accepts the inevitable dirt and …

Shoes

Watch the US Marines place a temporary bridge across the Colorado River

The US Marines built a temporary bridge across the Colorado River so Light Armored Reconnaissance could cross it. Here's how they did it. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>US Marines built a temporary bridge. Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) needed to cross the Colorado River. The 7th …

Colorado River