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It's Never Too Early For Ugly Sweaters, and More of the Weirdest Toys and Merchandise of the Week

Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money …

Sweaters

The VICE Guide to San Francisco

America's most beautiful city is in the middle of a wild transition.<p>San Francisco is America's most beautiful city. At least that's what people say all the time, and it maybe still is, on the outside. Where else in the country can you find a bazillion adorable homes that look like they were …

San Francisco

Break your engine in the right way

I bet the dealer didn't go over your new car's break-in procedure with you, leaving you to dig it up on page 79 of the tediously written owner's manual.<p>Luckily, most cars have a fairly similar break-in procedure so even if you refuse to read your manual, you can do it successfully.<p>The reason for …

There Are Nearly 1,000 Chemicals in Our Food That Have Never Been Tested for Safety

Why the FDA and the EPA aren't set up to protect us from contaminants in the food we eat.<p>In July 2017, <i>The New York Times</i> ran a story titled <i>The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese</i><i>.</i> Researchers, the article explained, had found plasticizers—known as phthalates—in the popular kids’ food. Fewer than two …

Health

The Trailer for the Last Episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown to Feature Bourdain’s Narration Is Out, May Make You Cry

Beloved chef-turned-writer-turned-television-host Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide at the beginning of the summer already seems like it happened a …

Parts Unknown

Australia urges Japan to remain in IWC after its bid to lift whaling ban rejected

Japan’s outrageous attempt to bring back commercial whaling has been condemned to history Tooni Mahto<p>Australia has encouraged Japan to remain within the International Whaling Commission after the country’s attempt to lift a 33-year ban on commercial whaling failed to win enough votes.<p>Japan’s …

Whaling

This sustainable dog house has a green roof and solar-powered fan to keep cool

Green design has touched every aspect of our world, and now even our little furry friends can play their part in living a sustainable lifestyle. …

Green Roofs

Blu3 claims world's smallest, lightest SSA dive system with Nemo

Florida-based company Blu3 has come up with what it claims is the smallest, lightest and cheapest personal dive system available. Called Nemo, it …

Scuba Diving

Chevy’s New ZR2 Bison Just Changed the Game

Just over a year ago Chevrolet unveiled the ZR2, a high-clearance, high-performance, off-road version of their already capable Colorado. (You can …

Off-roading

#NotInvisible: Why are Native American women vanishing?

VALIER, Mont. (AP) — The searchers rummage through the abandoned trailer, flipping over a battered couch, unfurling a stained sheet, looking for clues. It's blistering hot and a grizzly bear lurking in the brush unleashes a menacing growl. But they can't stop.<p>Not when a loved one is still …

Native Americans

How to Call Back a Private Number

There is a nagging sense of mystery that comes with receiving a call from a private number. When you're on the receiving end of a private call, you …

Identity Theft

It's Time To Find Out Which Toyota MR2 Is Best

When two Toyota MR2 owners get together to compare notes on their different generations, the conversation is sure to get heated. The first generation …

Roads

Sweet-and-Salty Salmon Rub

Recipe Name<p>Sweet-and-Salty Salmon Rub<p>Deck<p>Keep this sweet and spicy spice blend on-hand and we bet you'll never run out of new and inventive ways to …

Seafood

Masanori Takeuchi Tries To Explain Why From Software Has Not Made Any New Mecha Games Recently

Before the <i>Souls</i> games, From Software was more known for its mecha gaming output with things like the <i>Armored Core</i> series. However, in recent years the studio has pulled away from the mecha genre. Producer of <i>Metal Wolf Chaos,</i> Masanori Takeuchi tries to explain why in a new interview.<p>Talking with IGN, …

Anime

This $11 Kit Lets You Grow Your Own Avocado Tree In a Bowl

Have you ever dreamed of having your very own tree filled with avocados? The AvoSeedo Bowl is an innovative kit that makes kick-starting your very …

Leentu Converts Toyota Tacoma Into A Comfy Place To Camp

Why sleep on the ground, when you could rest your head in an elevated bed inside the truck?<p>The camping industry is booming with innovation recently. …

Carbon Fiber

Cat Camp, Petite Indoor/Outdoor Tents for Felines

A pair of Australian entrepreneurs have created Cat Camp, a wonderful line of adorably petite, feline sized beds that look just like human tents. …

Cats

The most popular home-cooked meal in every state

Of course, every state has iconic local dishes, favorite meals, and even favorite brunch items. But every state also has its own beloved dish to make at home.<p>The folks over at Porch, a home improvement site, pored over thousands of Instagram posts that used the hashtag #homecooking to parse out …

mashed potatoes

Xbox All Access is real and a great deal

If you don’t already own an Xbox One, Microsoft is making a bold and aggressive move to get you onboard with its new Xbox All Access financing plan. The publisher confirmed the All Access program in a blog post today. For 24 monthly payments, you will get an Xbox One X or Xbox One S along with Xbox …

Xbox

12 Things to Know About Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse, or Ta-Sunko-Witko, was a legendary warrior and Lakota Oglala leader who defended Oglala land and helped defeat General George Armstrong …

These 5 Slow Cooker Recipes Need Only 5 Ingredients and a Glance — Snapshot Cooking

<i>Welcome to Snapshot Cooking, the home of Kitchn's easiest recipes. These mini recipes are so simple you can practically cook from the</i> …

Cooking

Exploring Devilman Crybaby director Masaaki Yuasa’s anime career in 5 recommendations

From Mind Game to Adventure Time to a new film out this month, a taste of the master’s career<p>After developing a cult reputation among anime fans, 2018 is when anime director Masaaki Yuasa landed in the U.S. with atomic force. In January, Netflix released his latest series, the brutal, explicit, …

We Are In Love With These STUDIO GHIBLI Jackets

Studio Ghibli have been creating beautiful, fantastical films for over thirty years and over that time we’ve fallen in love with so many of the …

I learned to drive like Ford's test drivers

It looks like something out of a post-apocalyptic action movie, with its stripped bodywork, giant tubular roll cage and enormous outriggers at each end. But the Buggy O' Fun -- which began life as a Ford Explorer Sport Trac -- is key to how Ford trains its test drivers to evaluate vehicles …

NFL Fans Should Be Concerned

There has been a really bad trend in the NFL preseason as a lot of flags have been thrown for what have been deemed to be illegal hits under the new …

A comprehensive guide to yellow stripey things

Bumblebee, honey bee, yellow jacket, paper wasp…what’s the difference? I don’t know if this comprehensive guide to Yellow Stripey Things is entirely …

The Ultimate Guide for the Aspiring 4x4er

How to Buy<p>Step #1? Get the right rig.<p>Wes Siler<p>Wes Siler<p>Jun 19, 2018<p>Wes Siler<p>Wes Siler<p>Jun 19, 2018<p>Want to go off-road? Here are options at $10K, $20K, and $30K.<p>Wes Siler<p>Wes Siler<p>Nov 30, 2017<p>The all-new 2018 Wrangler will be more capable both on- and off-road<p>Wes Siler<p>Wes Siler<p>Oct 5, 2017<p>Roomy, safe, …

Camping

the new yayoi kusama documentary will explore mental health in japanese culture

'Kusama -- Infinity' will uncover how Yayoi overcame the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II to become one of the biggest selling and most popular artists in the world.<p>There’s a documentary on the way about renowned artist and dot expert Yayoi Kusama, and we just got a trailer. <i>Kusama</i> …

Stylish Cat Tower is the “Ultimate Playground” for Fun-Loving Felines

For those with a discerning taste in decor, it can be a challenge to find stylish pet furniture. This is especially true for cat owners. Felines love to scratch, lounge, and survey their kingdom from a high ground, and they're happiest when they have a special perch or cat tree to do so. The …

Cats

If You're Starbucks-Obsessed but Watching Your Calories, You Need to See This Infographic

For your caffeine needs, Starbucks always has your back, but grabbing a Starbucks or two doesn't always mean the same thing. This infographic posted by Graeme Tomlinson, known on Instagram by his 109K followers as thefitnesschef_, is an eye-opening visual to bring awareness to the calorie counts of …

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