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Nike Introduces the Vaporfly Elite, Which You Can't Actually Buy

But you can try your luck at winning them.<p>Yesterday, Nike’s Breaking2 project ambitiously attempted to have three runners complete a marathon in under two hours. In conjunction with the campaign, the Swoosh has introduced its newest Vaporfly Elites, considered to be the most innovative shoe Nike …

The psychological trick that makes it harder to pay off your credit cards

Unlike your typical mortgage or car loan, credit cards are a door to open-ended debt. There exist no standard repayment plans, no deadlines to keep you on track. Beyond a token minimum each month, you’re free to mail in as much or as little money as you like.<p>It turns out that the human mind is …

The Shot: Raindrops on Fire in Yellowstone

In my long career documenting events for Reuters and many other clients, I occasionally get to witness something that is truly amazing.<p>It happened the other night in Yellowstone National Park, a place I visit four or five times a year. I usually spend my days far away from the crowds and the …

Ayesha Curry gets Food Network show and Twitter responds

Ayesha Curry, the wife of NBA star Stephen Curry of the Golden Warriors, has landed a cooking show on the Food Network. The working title for Curry's show is "At Home with Ayesha."<p>Curry, who calls herself a "self-proclaimed" food critic in her Instagram profile, and frequently posts photos of her …

Social Media

Here's how badly Jay Z wanted to sign a bashful 16-year-old Rihanna to a record deal

"I'll be down at the beach and somebody will come up to me and start singing — it's like that," Rogers said according to author John Seabrook's "The Song Machine," which explains the process that has created some of the biggest hit songs.<p>Rogers recalls the moment Robyn Rihanna Fenty walked in, "I …

Los Angeles

The 21 best heist movies ever, ranked

There's something about a good heist movie that makes a moviegoing experience perfect.<p>With the high stakes and the top-shelf actors and directors who seem to gravitate to the genre, when it's done right, it can be a thrilling cinematic experience.<p>With this week's "Triple 9" — about dirty cops …

How Guys Really Feel About One-Night Stands

"You get to a point where you want to be able to wake up next to someone and cuddle, as opposed to saying, 'Want me to get you an Uber?'"<p>One-night stands can be mind-blowing or regret-inducing, and you never really know which it's going to be. In this week's Sex Talk Realness, Cosmopolitan.com …

3 things you must know about using your DSLR camera

Walk down the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, through any major intersection in Manhattan, or past a million other tourist hotspots and you'll probably see dozens of DSLR photographers snapping away.<p>It's easy to understand why people buy DSLRs. Pros use them. They're bigger and more expensive than …

The story behind the funny, self-aware viral hit of the moment—Instagram Husband

The year is almost over, but there is still time for one (last?) viral trend: Instagram Husband.<p>Out of nowhere, a parody video about men being forced by their wives to constantly snap pictures of them and their lives in the quest for the perfect Instagram feed has become a sensation. Published on …

Social Media

18 Things Every Beer Drinker Needs To Know

Netflix and (don't over-) chill.<p><i>H/t Innis & Gunn, The Beer Kitchen, and Dougal Sharp.</i><p>Also Anna Daniels, BDA spokesperson and Freelance Dietitian (Twitter: @thedietitian) for additional support and information.

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

My Best Stuff<p>The woman who calls herself "Muva" (as in "mother") on what she needs to have a good time.<p>By Sophie Saint Thomas1 day agoView …

Game of Thrones

The reviews for the redesigned Converse All Star are in — it's a 'game-changer'

Why release a sneaker that looks basically the same as the original All Star? And based on that, why charge up to $25 more for it?<p>Well, the reviews are in, and the beauty of the updated sneaker is much more than meets the eye.<p>GQ called it "a legitimate game-changer for fans of the sneaker …

Your salary shouldn’t be your only source of income

Millions of words are written everyday about personal finance. Most of these are sensible, but lack the psychological and behavioral aspects that help people break bad financial habits. In the meantime, the advertising world bombards you with great ways to separate you from your money, by blurring …

Retirement

This $150 watch is terrifying for Apple and luxury companies

Sales of the Apple Watch have been disappointing amid criticism that it's uncomfortable, difficult to read, and too complicated to use.<p>And on top of that, it's really expensive.<p>The classic version starts at $549. There's the cheaper Sport version that is $349 to $399, and the very high-priced …

Comfy Fall Trends You’ll Want to Wear Everyday

One of the things that a lot of women look forward to when it comes to changing season is shopping for new clothes, looking out for new trends and, …

Nike's secret to becoming one of the world's most glamorous shoe brands

The first Nike shoes were made in a waffle iron. The running field near the Oregon home of the runner and trainer Bill Bowerman was making a transition from cinder to an artificial surface, and he wanted a sole without spikes that would give him, and his trainees, needed traction as they ran on …

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

Examining Maybach's new land yacht with all our faculties—yes, including taste.<p>From the April 2015 issue<p>Overwhelm the senses or starve them. Connect the driver so completely with the car that he has to duck to avoid the crankshaft throws, or isolate the cabin so absolutely that its occupants feel …

This Lexus drift vid is hypnotic

Stop what you’re doing and watch the LFA supercar, two RC F coupes and two RC F racers dance

Why more startups turning to equity crowdfunding

When CareGuide founder John Philip Green set out to raise the first outside capital for his network of websites, his goal was $500,000 (U.S.).<p>He ended up raising more than $1.5-million after seeking equity through the popular U.S.-based crowdfunding portal, AngelList.<p>Mr. Green had already landed …

Presenting To Venture Capitalists: 15 Rules For The Perfect Pitch

Funds raised from investors for venture capital investments hit $32.97 billion in 2014, a 62 percent increase over 2013 and the highest total since 2007. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> fundraising was up across the board, with venture firms focused on early-stage investing showing an increase …

Venture Capital

A Full Gut Renovation Merges Two Apartments into One

Vinegar Hill Apartment is the work of Brooklyn-based General Assembly, which required a full gut renovation to combine two new builder grade …

Dining Rooms

Showstoppers: The Top 15 Must-See Vehicles From The 2015 Detroit Auto Show

It’s hard to think of a recent car show with more surprises than this year’s North American International Auto Show.<p>From forward-looking cars like the Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept and Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE, to the stunning Ford GT that stole the Acura NSX’s thunder, automakers …

Autos

How to Jumpstart Your Journaling | A 31-Day Journaling Prompt Calendar | The Art of Manliness

There’s been plenty of talk on AoM recently about journaling with our articles on The Diary Habit as well as 9 habits young men should adopt. Seeing …

25 Game Changing Dresses of 2014

From Rihanna's naked dress to Sarah Jessica Parker's Oscar de la Renta-signed gown, we look back at the most memorable celebrity looks that dared to change the fashion game.<p>2014 was yet another year of memorable fashion choices. From Rihanna's naked dress at the CFDA Awards to Sarah Jessica …

Red Carpet

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4 theories on why Gary Andersen left Wisconsin for Oregon State

Another coach leaves Madison, but why does Barry Alvarez keep watching them go?<p>For the second time in three years, Wisconsin has lost a coach to an equal-at-best program. Head coach Gary Andersen has left Madison for Oregon State, stunning the Badger faithful and leaving athletic director Barry …

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