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Sharp: The Definitive Guide To Knives

It’s one thing to own a sharp set of knives, but learning how to competently use and care for them is a whole other level. Veteran knives expert Josh …

Knives

Want to Perform Better? Play to Win.

October 17, 2002. Birmingham, Michigan. A day I’ll never forget. My small-town public high school football team had made the state playoffs for the first time in over two decades. In a tournament with 32 teams, we were seeded dead last. Our first-round opponent was Birmingham Brother Rice, a large …

Self-improvement

What the Heck Is a PowerDot and How Do You Use One?

A Bluetooth controlled device that fits in the palm of your hand and has the power to help you recover faster, prevent muscle atrophy and even work …

Photo Basics: Why the Histogram Is So Important and How to Use It for Better Photographs (VIDEO)

The histogram is a powerful, yet frequently overlooked, tool that can make a big difference in your photographs. This simple tutorial will help you …

Tutorials

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Neuroscience

If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Galaxies

Anker Soundbuds Curve are champions among cheap, wireless headphones

These $30 headphones can go a long way—just don't tell your audiophile friends.<p>As a tech writer, I’ve been lucky enough to experience all kinds of fancy and expensive headphones. I’ve tried everything from custom in-ear monitors like rock stars use on stage to lush audiophile-friendly headphones …

The Disconnect Offline-Only Magazine

The internet has become so pervasive in everyday life, sometimes we don’t even think about the fact that we are using it. And since it’s loaded with …

Science Fiction

Earth's Poles Will Eventually Flip, So What Then?

From animal migrations to human communications, a reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles could seriously mess with life as we know it.<p>Many facets of our lives depend on the Earth’s magnetic field, anchored by the North and South poles, from the electrical grid that powers our computers to the …

Earth Science

5 Books High Performers Should Read This Month

How to push the limits of endurance and develop poker-table street-smarts<p><i>Being up to date on all things health and</i> <b>wellness</b> <i>is social and</i> <b>cultural</b> …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

This Upper-Body Workout Builds Strength With Small Moves

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

The Insane 2018 Ford Raptor Ranger Is an Adrenaline Junkie’s Fantasy Truck

Bad news first: there’s no word on whether this one’s coming to America, but it’s definitely debuting in Australia next year. And for anyone who is …

2018 Ford F-150 Shelby Baja Raptor

Best can always get better. Since 1967, that has been at the core of Shelby American’s character. And as if you needed reminding, the iconic shop has …

Shelby

Book Worm: 35 Back To School Essentials

For as much as popular culture likes to play up the melancholy surrounding the end of the summer season, it can actually be a pretty exciting time of …

BearPaw Campers Grizzly 2.0

The inside of this stout little camper ($16,500) is finished in Colorado Blue Pine, so it feels more like a cozy cabin than a trailer. Other amenities include 46 inches of headroom, a full-size mattress, a rear hatch kitchen space, and insulated walls.<p>The Grizzly is built on a two-by-four-inch …

10+ Of The Most Epic Long Exposure Shots Ever

Usually, we are viewing photos that capture a short moment in time, but these pictures are completely different. The intent of long exposure …

For a Low-Effort Room Refresh, Look to Gray Bedding

While there’s much to be said for the crisp, clean look of white bedding, plain sheets can skew predictable and impersonal. While still in the realm …

What The Hell Even Is A Computer? Let This Artist Explain

Taeyoon Choi is building a computer by hand and detailing the process in a web book. Computer logic never felt so poetic.<p>Computers have become an unavoidable, intrinsic, indivisible part of culture. And yet, every few years, our culture feels the need to slap itself in the face,</i> …

Bang & Olufsen’s $40,000 speakers feature machined aluminum and oak grates

You probably can’t afford them<p>Bang & Olufsen has a new speaker out today, and if sound quality and tasteful design is of utmost importance to you — and you can afford to drop five figures on a pair of floor speakers — then the BeoLab 50 might be for you.<p>Like the other products in the BeoLab line, …

Sigh, frozen yogurt pods are here

I've written about so many different pod gadgets that I'm starting to lose track of what does and doesn't exist. Is a mac and cheese pod reality or my imagination? What about cookie pods? Help! Anyway, a company called Wim Yogurt is trying to make frozen yogurt pods a thing. <i>Bloomberg</i> published a …

Fiio’s F5 earphones outperform their $65 price tag

Here’s a bargain on Amazon that doesn’t require you to be a Prime member or rush to get it: Fiio’s new F5 earphones. Priced at $64.99, these have just arrived on Amazon’s online store (and only there, for now), though I’ve had a test pair for a few weeks already. The F5s won’t topple my sub-$100 …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

All Rides Lead to ROAM

Veronika Widmann, Kilian Bron and Liam Moynihan slide around on striking terrain<p><b>From MET:</b><p>Things aren't always black and white.<p>In everything we do …

11 Minutes Is All You Need to Build Strength and Improve Flexibility

Stretching is so important for mobility, flexibility, and recovery. But sometimes it's a total pain to add an extra 10 minutes to your workout for a …

Hi-Fi Headphones for the Masses, Starting at $100

Most people — audiophile or not — want to listen to better audio. It’s the reason for the boom in multiroom wireless speakers, like Sonos’s …

The Future Of Flying Is Nearly Here–But You Probably Can’t Afford It

The next 10 years promise to bring radical change to airplane cabins, but it’ll cost you.<p>The experience of flying is on the verge of radical change. In 10 years, you may breeze through a line-less airport using nothing more than your face, after your self-driving car drops you off at the terminal. …

The Hardest Place to Get to in the Whole World

Spots where no human has gone before, right here on Earth.<p>Just because there are no blank spots left on the map doesn't mean every spot on the map is created equal. There are places on the surface of this planet yet untouched by human foot, as this video from Real Life Lore explains.<p>Remote islands …

Climbing

What You Can Learn from the Daily Routines of Top Performers

Routines bring structure to our days so we can get the most out of them. In his book, <i>Daily Rituals</i>, author Mason Currey examines the routines of more than 150 great performers across diverse fields—artists, scientists, poets, mathematicians—and concluded that “a solid routine fosters a well-worn …