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12 Things Costco Employees Won’t Tell You

Warehouse clubs are a fantastic way to save money, and brands like Costco have revolutionized the way that consumers shop, both in person and online. …

Employment

Want to Instantly Become a Better Writer? Stop Using These 7 Words in Emails

Where good writing is concerned, the words you don't use often matter more.<p>If you think you're not a good writer, you've probably gotten hung up on the "craft" of writing. Worry too much about <i>how</i> you write and it's hard to write well.<p>But that's okay: Style doesn't matter (unless you're Nicholas …

Hung Up

12 Classic Items That Should Be In Every Man’s Spring Wardrobe

From the denim jacket and overshirt to neutral chinos and desert boots, these classic menswear pieces will make dressing for the awkward period …

Men's Fashion

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

IPhone 8

The 5 Best Men’s Sites To Shop Online

Men have less to choose from when it comes to online shopping, but there are a handful of sites that provide stylish guys with everything they need — …

Ralph Lauren

A New Way to Rank America’s Best Cities for Bicycling

A new ranking of America’s top cities for bicycling, courtesy of the bike industry-funded advocacy organization PeopleForBikes, has a slightly …

Sustainable Transport

Amazon is now selling home security services, including installations and no monthly fees

Amazon’s made a slew of acquisitions in the area of smart home services, and now it’s offering a product that brings them together under one roof — your roof.<p>Amazon has quietly launched a portal offering home security services — which include all the equipment you would need and in-person visits …

Smart Homes

A Guide to Men’s Dress Codes for All Occasions

Although dress codes are designed to provide guidance on what to wear, they can often make choosing an outfit more complex. With all their […]

Men's Fashion

The Secret Inside Tiffany’s Blue Box: Reed Krakoff

How the chief artistic officer is rejuvenating the brand for the 21st century<p>By<p>Christina Binkley<p>Christina Binkley<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@BinkleyOnStyle<p>christina.binkley.39<p>Google+<p>Christina.Binkley@wsj.com<p><b>SHORTLY AFTER</b> taking the design reins at Tiffany in February 2017, Reed Krakoff …

Michelle Obama

12 bad decisions you make every day without realizing

Even smart people can make terrible decisions.<p>Generally, it's not because they spent time deliberating and somehow arrived at the wrong answer. It's because they didn't spend any time thinking at all.<p>For example: You might automatically keep your phone on your desk at work, or grab a smoothie as a …

Time Management

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

Five ways to beat bike thieves - MBR

No, not with a big stick<p>We’ve probably all suffered from scallywags stealing bikes, or know someone who has, so now it’s time to take back control …

7 clever ways to use that USB drive again

Thumb drives used to be so cool. They came in every shape and material, from little plastic rectangles to rubber wristbands, novelty animals, and pens sporting a built-in USB-drive. We used to marvel at the data they contained, easily dragged and dropped into a special icon. They were simple and …

How to scan and fax from your iPhone

Faxing is definitely back-in-the-day, but when you need it, you need it. Here are some useful apps that will help you make retro connections to …

Apps

30 Things You're Probably Wasting Money On

Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 32<p>It all adds up<p>Americans work more hours, take less vacation, and retire later than anyone else in the industrialized …

Personal Finance

What I Tell Friends Who Ask Me What Bluetooth Headphones to Buy

If a friend asks me about the best Bluetooth headphones, I like to make some chitchat first. I’ll say, “Hey, how’s it going? I haven’t seen you since …

26 Amazing Products With Over 1,000 Reviews On Amazon

A dog poncho, an organizer mat, liquid chalk markers, and 23 other products on Amazon that hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people absolutely *adore*.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this</b> …

Shopping

9 Simple Sponge Hacks Everyone Should Know

For such an unassuming object, kitchen sponges are kind of rock stars. In addition to being responsible for getting our dishes and utensils clean, …

Hacking

4 cycling style brands you need to know about

It’s not overly important to look good when cycling. After all, when you’re 30 miles into a ride, drenched in driving rain and about to tackle an …

The Most Stylish (and Affordable!) Watches to Buy Right Now

You don't have to go broke to get a great timepiece.<p>In menswear, it's often the details that really bring an outfit to life. One of the most time-tested ways: a great watch. And while a timepiece can certainly be a lifelong investment—take this $23K one, for example—it can also be a simple …

Men's Fashion

This app uses machine learning and AR to teach you how to draw

For some people drawing comes naturally. But, if you’re anything like me, your stick figures look like misshapen horrors for whom death would surely be a relief. Enter Sketch AR: the AI-powered app that aims to make you a better artist regardless of your current skill.<p>The idea is pretty simple: you …

15 Incredibly Essential Target Shopping Tricks

Target is everyone’s favorite place to shop, and these shopping secrets will help you save money and time.<p>Target Has an Unofficial Price Markdown …

Cycling now the most popular form of rush hour transport on London streets, report shows

<b>City of London report shows four-fold increase in cycling in City in last 19 years</b><p>Anyone in London will be able to tell you about the surge in …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Amazon Echo

A Decoder Guide To Scoring The Best Prices At Costco

We’ve all been to Costco at one point or another. Sometimes we go just for a hot dog and refillable root beer. Sometimes we need enough paper towels to fill up a f*cking garage. It just depends.<p>The warehouse store has a staggering membership of 90 million people. Not bad considering you’ll have to …

These New Single Speed Bikes Are Beautiful, and Cost Less Than $300

If you don’t ride a bike, State Bicycle Co. wants you to — so much so that it expanded its affordable Core-Line with four new models. The Ghoul, …

How To: Use Google Voice as a 'Burner' Number

No matter your reasons, you might need a second phone number that's a little more disposable than your primary number — a "burner" number, so to …

Android News

Showers Pass Odyssey - Weatherproof Hi-Vis Casual Cycling Jacket

Commuter rain jackets aren’t known for being super visible in the dark (in fact, many only come in black), but the Shower’s Pass Odyssey jacket is different—nighttime reflectivity is its superpower.<p>Reflective detailing turns subtle in the daylight<p>showers pass<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>By …

Commuting

Cyclists Aren't the Only Ones Responsible for Their Safety

Cyclists don't break the rules any more than drivers. So why do we put more pressure on them to behave?<p>More than any other state, Florida has a problem with cyclists. Specifically, it kills them: Florida has the highest per-capita rate of cycling deaths in the country, three times the national …

Bikesharing app Spin adds pedal-assist ebikes for urban commuters

App-based bikesharing service Spin (iOS/Android) has announced that it is adding electric bikes to its fleet in order to expand the options for …

Commuting