Jordan Major

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The 5 Things You’ll Do Today That Will Mess Up Your Back Tomorrow

Save your spine from these back breakers with these tips<p>One minute, you feel invincible: You’re squatting heavy, tossing bags of mulch, helping the lovely passenger in 12D hoist her bag into the overhead compartment. The next, your back barks, leaving you hunched over.<p>Researchers at the University …

How to Cheat Age in the Age of Bro-tox

You're aging. It happens. And lucky for you, the cosmetic tools to hide it are no longer reserved for ladies and plastic-faced newscasters. More men than ever are fixing their faces with lasers, needles, and chemicals. Suddenly the ever shifting line between what's sensible and what's shameful is …

How to Navigate Tokyo, the Greatest Shopping City on Earth Photos | GQ

Toggle Scroll<p>January 17, 2014<p>It's no secret that Tokyo is packed with cutting-edge fashion and high-design gear, but good luck finding it all without a guide. That's why whenever we go, we call up designer Steven Alan, who's been scouting the city for twenty-five years—and now he's sharing his …

Save Face: A Forehead-to-Chin Guide

Skincare<p>11 Photos<p>Toggle Scroll<p>June 6, 2015<p>It's the most important part of your body, and it requires routine maintenance—and yes, a few products. Here we present the tools and tips that will get you a clean, blemishless, age-defying mug day after day (even after a long night of drinking)<p>1/11<p>*Basic …

The Gospel of Father John Misty

Father John Misty pulls up to the Chateau Marmont in a rented Hyundai. It’s two in the afternoon in Hollywood, and he’s hankering for some $18 …

A Lightbulb-Shaped Projector Could Power The Smart Home Of The Future

The creators of Beam, a smart projector that fits into a light socket, are onto something.<p>Beam, a lightbulb-shaped gadget, promises projects your smartphone screen onto any surface you want. Launched on Kickstarter this month, the $350 projector screws into any lightbulb socket, so you can set it …

The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles

The question is whether cities of the future will ever square the need to be economically dynamic with the need to be environmentally responsible and …

Sustainability

10 good iPad apps for productivity

The iPad is a capable solution for getting work done, but that requires good apps. There are so many apps in the app store it makes finding the right …

Volvo: our self-driving cars are better than humans

But ultimately, it may be Swedes who come out on top.<p>This week, Volvo announced that it will put 100 production ready autonomous cars in the hands of actual consumers by 2017.<p>This initial pilot run will see the company's self-driving technology move out of the laboratory and put through the ringer …

Autonomous Cars

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

The Best Dressed Men of London Fashion Week

This 24-Year-Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a "cheaper version of Rackspace." She had about four part time employees and generated …

Startups

3 Pro Tips to Reinvent Your Style

Olympian and X Games legend Shaun White's tips for mixing up your look<p>If you haven't checked off the style resolutions you made back in January, now is a good time to re-evaluate your game plan. You might not have time to drop 15 pounds by the end of the year, but you can change up your look in …

HBO Head Richard Plepler: “Our Model Is Building Addicts”

“Our model is building addicts—as many as we can, across the most franchises,” <b>Richard Plepler</b>, chairman and C.E.O. of HBO, said at <i>Vanity Fair’s</i> New Establishment Summit on Thursday in San Francisco.<p>HBO’s strategy, Plepler said, was based on the fact that the channel’s revenues come from …

Is Ronnie Fieg the Most Important Figure in NYC Sneaker Culture? Plus: An Exclusive First Look at the New Kith NYC

Ronnie Fieg is a polarizing figure in the world of sneakers. Some sneakerheads respect, even worship him as the guy who made Asics running shoes (yeah, those Asics) downright covetable back in 2007 with a one-off collaboration that questioned the "Jordan, Nike, and Adidas or nothing" mentality of …

The Snowball App Puts All Your Messages in One Place

Messaging is everything now. But it’s also everywhere on your phone. Snowball wants to grab all those messages and put them in an easy to launch and read stream.<p>Launched today, the Snowball app for Android grabs messages from Twitter, Slack, Snapchat, Facebook, Line, WeChat, Hangouts and SMS. …

Google Launches Mini-Marketing Lessons For Startups With New Mobile App, Google Primer

Google has rolled out a new iPhone app called Primer, aimed at teaching startups the fundamentals of marketing – with a Google spin, of course. The new app, available only on iOS for now, but coming soon to Android, complements the Google Primer website which further explains how the mini-marketing …

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

Best of GQ<p>His personal life is in shambles, Robert Mueller looms large, and it's never been trickier to be the president's son.<p>By Julia Ioffe2 days agoView More<p>NBA Draft<p>From <i>Black Panther</i>-inspired scarves to shorts suits, check out the most stylish dudes of the night right here.<p>8 Photos12 hours …

Review: 'Whiplash' Hits All The Right Notes

<b>The Box Office:</b><p>Barring a miracle of sorts, the box office success of <i>Whiplash</i> will almost entirely depend on how big a role it ends up playing in the year-end awards race. On its face, a low-budget two-hander about a young jazz drummer and the obsessive instructor who drives him to extremes doesn’t …

Making An Impact At An Early-Stage Startup If You're Inexperienced And Don't Code

As a startup founder with many friends between 20-30 years old, I’m often asked for advice on how to break into the early-stage startup scene. If you’re an engineer or have a proven track record, you just put your resume out there and many startups will come to you. However, if you don’t code nor …

Digital Dark Matter: The Unseen Forces That Influence Innovation

<i>Editor’s note: Christian Cantrell is a software developer and science fiction writer. He has written two novels and several short stories, and his third novel will be out early next year.</i><p>Around AD 150, the Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemy compiled a model of the universe that accurately …

The Steve Jobs Industrial Complex

"This is a very strange business and a very strange endeavor of life," Steve Jobs once said in a candid interview about his legacy in 1994. "All the …

The 30 Ultimate Rules of Air Travel

Check in early. Stay hydrated. Bring hand sanitizer. Consolidate credit card and hotel points. Thanks, Condé Nast or <i>USA Today</i>; should I be taking notes? The only thing missing are the words "life hack."<p>Simply put, there's nothing glamorous or exciting about commercial air travel, especially …

Flying

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

<i>How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.</i><p>I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding. The head Apple designer, who brought you the iMac and the iPad and …

The Problem With Wearable Technology, According To “Blade Runner” Designer Syd Mead

Mead chats with us about the Apple Watch, Glassholes, and Daft Punk copying one of his designs.<p>If anyone can call himself a “visual futurist” with a straight face, it’s Syd Mead, the legendary concept artist behind <i>Blade Runner</i>, <i>Tron</i>, and <i>Aliens</i>. I could think of no one better qualified to critique …

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

The book suggestion of this week is Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath. This book is about making better decisions …

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

Why Every Media Website Redesign Looks the Same

If web design is art, we may be entering its minimalist phase.<p>Website redesigns from some of the most-visited media destinations on the Internet may …

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