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5 Lustworthy Bike Tools For the Ultimate Home Shop

They may be a bit pricey, but these tools meet your niche needs like no other<p>If you’ve outfitted your home shop with basic tools, you’re set to go for most maintenance and repairs. But for some home mechanics, "basic" just doesn't cut it. Each of these five tools is a luxury of sorts; for those …

The Best of The Stacks: Mencken, Mel Brooks, Allman Brothers, and More

Week after week, The Daily Beast features classic stories from the past that prove great writing is timeless. Here are the ones we found most …

The Sweat Science Holiday Book List

Need ideas for the endurance nerd on your list? Look no further.<p>You've got endurance-nerd friends and family who need gifts; I've got suggestions. The list that follows assumes that you and your loved ones already have several copies of <i>Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training</i> …

Easy DIY Nut Butters

Homemade nut butters taste great, pack cyclist-friendly nutrients, and cost less than store-bought jars. Try these five creative—and delicious—recipes.<p><b>Maple Cinnamon Walnut Butter</b><br>Walnuts are one of the few vegetarian sources of omega-3s, fats that help calm postexercise inflammation, while cinnamon …

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn't mean you can't live large.

TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter

“ILLEGAL is still ILLEGAL!” – “Rules are rules!” – “We are a nation of laws!” I noticed that the reactions to my Immigration piece yesterday were …

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

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Inside Tinder's Hookup Factory

Entering Tinder's modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor point to a Castaways Casting Office, it's not clear you're …

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The evolution of Taylor Swift, as told by her song lyrics about cars

In announcing <i>1989</i>, Taylor Swift declared that she was done with country music, explaining that it was her “very first documented, official pop …

Tequila 101

The ritual looked simple enough: Lick the back of your hand, sprinkle salt on it, lick the salt, knock back a jigger of distilled cactus juice, and suck a lime wedge. Trouble is, those things tended to get mixed up: lime preceded salt, tequila followed, everything dribbling from my chin as the …

Sweet Potato Cupcakes

<b>For the Cupcakes:</b><p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin tins with liners and set aside.<br>• In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, …

Photographer Examines the Relationship Between Albinos and Light in Photo Series 'Snow White'

Photographer Sanne de Wilde draws a parallelism between albinos and light in her photo series. Light leaves a permanent imprint on an albino’s skin. …

Perfect Smoked Turkey

I know what you’re thinking. “But Russ, it just turned October, and you’re already posting about Thanksgiving turkey!” While that’s true, there’s a …

Sodium Citrate Will Turn A Block Of Cheese Into The Creamiest Nacho Sauce Ever. Get Some.

There will be a nacho cheese fountain at my wedding reception someday. <i>(If a wedding never happens, this is a formal request that there</i> at least <i>be one at my funeral.)</i> Knowing this, you should now understand that the importance of nacho cheese in my life is paramount. So heed my advice: Sodium …

Lorde Sings "South Park" Parody Song "I Am Lorde Ya Ya Ya"

Recent episodes of "South Park" have been fixated with Lorde, whom they've asserted is not actually a New Zealand teen but a middle-aged man in drag. It's all love, though: In an interview with New Zealand's TV3 News, the real, non-cartoon Lorde sang a few seconds of "I Am Lorde Ya Ya Ya", the song …

Run the Jewels Team With Zack De La Rocha on "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)"

Run the Jewels, aka Killer Mike and El-P, have shared a new track that's a collaboration with Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against the Machine. "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)" comes from the upcoming album <i>RTJ2</i>. Listen to the track above, via Buzzfeed.<p>El-P told Buzzfeed that he and De La Rocha …

Lorde - Team (Autograf Remix)

Behold: The No-Budget Remake of 'The Empire Strikes Back' by 1,500 Fans

Star Wars fans: Doing anything for the next two hours? No? Good. Then put your feet up and watch the surreal crowdsourced craziness that is <i>Empire</i> …

21 Pieces Of "Doctor Who" Swag You Didn't Know You Needed

<b>ETSY-STERMINATE.</b>

Here's What Star Wars Gets Wrong About Physics

Just how would they power the Death Star? And why are X-wing pilots always firing their afterburners, even when they're traveling in a straight line in the vacuum of space?<p>These questions and more are addressed in the latest episode of PBS Digital Studios' "It's Okay To Be Smart." Just check out …

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

Flotspotting: Freddie Paul's Beer Tree

For most of us consumers, beer is something we buy in bottles and cans, its creation process something of a mystery; we have a vague notion of grains …

A Light Bulb Shows How Solar And Wind Beat Coal

What would you rather do: burn 714 pounds of coal or put up 100 square meters of solar power?<p>Good Magazine performed an interesting experiment which underscores the benefits of renewables while simultaneously showing off the shortcomings of coal, nuclear and natural gas. It calculated how much …

When You Can't Afford Sleep

Many low-income workers get just four or five hours of rest each day. Research shows their bodies might never recover.<p>NEW YORK—If it’s a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, Sam McCalman wakes up in his tiny one-bedroom apartment in Flatbush well before the nearest Starbucks opens for …

Despite wounds, Medal of Honor recipient killed up to 175 enemies, saved comrades

As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he received from President Barack Obama in a White House …

Weekend at the Asylum 2014: Europe's biggest steampunk festival – in pictures

Weekend at the Asylum is an annual gathering held in the cathedral city of Lincoln. Now in its sixth year, it has become the biggest steampunk event in Europe. Throughout the weekend devotees dress up in elaborate costumes, attend lectures, balls and markets, and compete in a variety of …

Brains Behaving Badly: Why So Many Comedians End Up Self-Destructing

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> Rolling Stone.<p>Being a professional comedian brings with it a set of unintended consequences. For one thing, you …

The Government Could Build You Faster Internet, But Cable Companies Won’t Let It

The telecom industry is putting many cities in a double bind: They won’t improve Internet service and are doing their very best to block a city’s right to do it themselves.<p>With Hollywood credits to its name such as <i>Black Swan</i> and <i>Captain America</i>, the film visual effects firm Exodus FX is an unlikely …

Methane release likely caused mystery crater on Yamal peninsula

A science team measured methane concentrations up to 50,000 times standard levels inside the crater.<p><b>UPDATE July 31, 2014.</b> Stories are popping up fast …

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