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5 Essential Colognes That'll Always Be in Style

You need a good scent—and you can't go wrong with any of these.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>Style is more than the clothes on your back or the watch on your wrist—it's how you present yourself. …

Men's Fashion

The 13 coolest secret things to do in NYC

There are many reasons why NYC is the greatest city in the world—its famous New York attractions are known all over the globe. But what if you want …

Wall Art

Finally, a president with the guts to stand up to Canada

O Canada: You had it coming, eh.<p>They inflicted Nickelback on us. We did nothing.<p>They sent us Justin Bieber. We turned the other cheek.<p>They were responsible for one abomination after the other: Poutine. Diphthong vowels. Hawaiian pizza. Instant mashed potatoes. Ted Cruz.<p>Still, we did not retaliate — …

Donald Trump

The 22 best rooftop bars in NYC

As warm weather rolls in, Gothamites hit the great outdoors for some of the best things to do outside, including outdoor dining, spring art shows and …

Alcohol

Soul Riding: Transcendence on Two Wheels

Some folks ride mountain bikes for fitness, or to keep up with their friends. Some do it for competition. Still others are looking for scenery and …

Watch: In Disaster There Is Opportunity - Martyn Ashton TED Talk

Martyn explains the unbelievable challenge presented by a career-ending injury, and how he used a unique approach to tackle it. “If I’m going to be …

You're Never Too Old to Get Better. Here Are 7 Ways to Keep Improving

I accept a certain level of humility by riding a mountain bike in my 50s. I’m probably not going to keep up with young guns, and I fear crashing and …

The Remote New Zealand Paradise Where Billionaires Are Prepping for the End of the World

In these uncertain times, it’s no wonder that more than half of Silicon Valley’s billionaires have reportedly begun various stages of “doomsday prep.” For us normals, apocalypse planning might involve spare batteries and a back-up water supply. But for the world’s .01 percent, it increasingly means …

New Zealand

This Secluded Library In The Woods Is Every Book Lover’s Dream

Some people like to read books in cafes, or on the tube while commuting to work. Others like to read them in the quietest place they can find, …

This footage of New York shot in 8K is absolutely gorgeous

Remember when Dorothy stepped out of that house after surviving a horrible natural disaster and instead of FEMA she saw a bunch of Munchkins and a …

16 Powerful TED Talks That Will Dramatically Improve Your Presentation Skills

Want to deliver better presentations? Learning by example -- especially from outstanding TED Talks -- can sometimes be the best way to learn.<p>You may not be delivering a TED Talk, but still. You want to captivate your audience. You <i>need</i> to captivate your audience. (Here's looking at you, Colonel …

3 Efficient Strategies to Be More Productive When You're Overwhelmed

Follow these actionable tips to break down tasks and start to get things accomplished.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>You're absolutely swamped--there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. And, despite the fact that you …

20 of the Most Scenic Mountain Bike Trails in the Western USA: Vote for Your Favorite

One of the primary reasons mountain biking is such a transcendent experience is it often offers the opportunity to get away from civilization, under …

Waihaha Hut Track in New Zealand Now Open to Bikes

We’re stoked whenever we hear news about bikes gaining access to trails, and this news sounds particularly sweet. The Waihaha Hut Track in the …

A former Goldman Sachs chairman has some apocalyptic predictions about the economic impact of superbugs

O'Neill is most famous for another prediction—that by 2050, the combined economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC), would eclipse those of the world's current richest countries. A former chairman of Goldman Sachs with no scientific training, he was an unorthodox choice to lead an …

Machine Learning Could Be Google's Secret Cloud Weapon

Now that Google has infused the brand of artificial intelligence known as machine learning into everything from search to speech recognition, it’s making the technology it views as tech’s next big wave available for other companies to use.<p>The search and advertising giant today announced an early …

Machine Learning

What is the risk of a Brussels-style attack by Islamic State in the UK?

The British security agencies worry that Islamic State is plotting large-scale terrorist attacks in the UK by coordinated commando-style groups similar to those in Brussels and Paris.<p>Isis propaganda videos have frequently identified the UK as a major target and intelligence officers have repeatedly …

Terrorism

9 Great American Mountain Biking Trails

Know what you need more of in your summer? Mountain biking. So, here are ten of our favorite mountain biking trails.<p>South Boundary, Taos, New Mexico<p><b>Distance</b>: 20.8 miles <b><br>Technical Difficulty</b>: Intermediate to Advanced <b><br>Endurance</b>: 5 out of 10 (more without a shuttle)<p>This mountain epic plunges from …

Hiking

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Bike

Our slightly obsessive but totally doable key to making your bike shine

Quirky bars in London

When darkness falls across the city, find yourself a quirky basement bar, secret bar or themed bar in London.<p>First Aid Box<p>A post shared by ANNA …

Dirt Surfing Kleeway

Tyler Horton gets groovy on the new Kleeway trail in Post Canyon<p>Dedicated to Matt Klee! Tyler Horton gets groovy on the new Kleeway trail at Oregon’s …

How to Dial In Your Mountain Bike Suspension

Properly dialed front and rear suspensions make a world of difference—and a better-riding bike<p>Having a suspension bike is useless if you're not getting out of it what you should. So before you just hop on and start pedaling, take a moment to set your suspension right. It's easy. Really. Here are …

How to Learn to Wheelie in 3 Easy Steps

For the record, you don’t need a full-face helmet and body armor<p>Mastering the wheelie is about finding the balance between tipping forward and back. The biggest obstacle is overcoming the instinct to keep both wheels on the ground, says Lee McCormack, a skills instructor in Boulder, Colorado. When …

The 50 best documentaries of all time

As long as there are action movies, animated fantasies, comedies and wish fulfillment onscreen, audiences will also yearn for the truth—or something …

The Six Most Interesting Psychology Papers of 2015

Every year, psychologists publish a staggering amount of research—it’s impossible to read it all. Still, I gave it a shot—and here are the six papers I found most fascinating.<p><b>“Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science,” from Science</b><p>This paper isn’t really a study; it’s the outcome of …

Psychology

Elon Musk and tech heavies invest $1 billion in artificial intelligence

Elon Musk is sinking large amounts of money into something that scares him: artificial intelligence.<p>The Tesla and Space X founder is a noted artificial intelligence critic. Now he's one of a number of big name technology investors behind a new non-profit artificial intelligence research …

Silicon Valley bigwigs fund AI to protect humanity

OpenAI, a research group launched with $1 billion from Elon Musk, Sam Altman and Peter Thiel, aims to make sure artificial intelligence doesn't run amok.<p>As private companies strive to see if artificial intelligence can eventually exceed human intelligence, it might comfort some to know a new …

The Best Briefcases for Every Profession

<i>Last Updated December, 2017.</i><p>What makes a good briefcase? Ask any suit with a 9-to-5 and a penchant for vicuña, and you’ll hear a few requirements: it …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

<b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them questions. So if you ask, “How was your day?” and you’re met with a grunt or a shrug, …

Siblings