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Timex and Todd Snyder's New Watch Looks So Much More Expensive Than It Is

The new "Blackout" Marlin is a whole lot of hand-wound sophistication in a $200 package.<p>Last year, Timex released a little watch that made a big splash. The Marlin was a throwback in all the right ways, with a hand-wound mechanical movement and a 34mm diameter that recalled the very best of …

Men's Fashion

How to Make the Ultimate Mojito

Mix up a rum cocktail to make Ernest Hemingway proud.<p>Sure, the margarita holds sway in some corners of the world as the official warm-weather drink. But given the choice, its rum we're ordering at the outdoor bar this summer. That means mojitos all around.<p>The traditional Cuban highball, which has …

Ernest Hemingway

When to Shake or Stir a Cocktail

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: For the happiest hour, learn when to stir, and when to shake.</i><p>It’s the moment you’ve long dreaded: You’ve …

17 Ways to Put Wine in Your Blender This Summer

Tired of rosé? We don’t fully empathize since we’re all for the pink drink, but if you’re on the hunt for alternative summer-friendly beverages, we …

Beverages

12 Brilliant Tech Hacks For Your Next Trip

Ready, set, bookmark! To make your trips as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible, we've rounded up the best tech travel hacks on the web — from how to pack properly to how to share photos once you've returned, you'll find it all right here. How did we ever travel without them before?<p>When you're on …

Hacking

Here are 185 books Bill Gates has read and thinks you should too

Like many prolific business leaders, Bill Gates is a great reader. Gates reads about 50 books per year which means he is going through one per week. …

Books

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind for a long time.<p>“Exactly how do …

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The Healthiest Cereals, Ranked

If you can whip up a well-balanced breakfast every morning complete with protein, whole grains, and all the recommended servings of fruits and …

Nutrition

Amazing places in California where you can camp for free

Didn't bother making reservations? Want to avoid crowds? If you're willing to get a little more outdoorsy than an RV at a hookup, the Bureau of Land Management has a lot of options for you this Labor Day.<p>The BLM manages millions of acres of U.S. land — one-eighth of the country's landmass — and …

How to Win an Argument About Guns

Tragically, predictably, infuriatingly, we’re again mourning a shooting — this time at YouTube’s headquarters — even as the drive for gun safety legislation has stalled in Washington. Polls show that nine out of 10 Americans favor basic steps like universal background checks before gun purchases, …

6 Must-Have On-Trend Men’s Shoes for Your 40s and 50s

Did you know Brad Pitt was featured on AARP magazine’s cover back in December 2013 when he turned 50? While Pitt still has his boyish good looks, he …

Men's Fashion

Republicans Are Becoming Less Educated

There are several key attributes that define the Republican Party in its modern incarnation: its overwhelming whiteness; its self-reported …

Republicans

The 10 Most Popular Drinks to Order at a Bar

It's time to learn the bar basics.<p>Unless you're still an undergrad, it's time to move on from ordering rum and Cokes or vodka sodas at the bar. After all, you're a grown-up, and you should be drinking grown-up drinks. Especially if you want that busy bartender to take you seriously. Here are the 10 …

What Is A Taper Fade Haircut & Should I Get One?

A taper fade haircut will take your look to the next level. Find out what a taper fade is is and how to get it right here, with tips from leading …

Hair

Why Intelligent People Drink More Alcohol

Drinking alcohol is evolutionarily novel, so the Hypothesis would predict that more intelligent people drink more alcohol than less intelligent …

9 foods you should pig out on

If you are getting a little sick of hearing the words “portion control” as part of the mantra of healthy living, it is time to rejoice. For here, …

Nutrition

Children of the '80s and '90s Will Miss Toys R Us. So Will Our Kids, Eventually.

The iconic brand is closing all its US stores.<p>Growing up in suburban America in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Toys R Us was the closest a kid could get to stepping inside Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The place was massive—thousands of brightly-lit square feet dedicated to a consumer toy appetite that …

Instant Ramen Noodles Could Be Hurting Your Health

Even if you left your cup of noodles behind in college, you could be at risk.<p>Ramen is more than just a menu staple for college students—it can be a …

23 Brilliant Books That Are Short Enough To Read In A Weekend

Get ready to make some room on your bookshelf.<p><i>We hope you love these book reccomendations! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Here's How to Work Your Way to a Pullup From the Ground Up

Good muscle control will make all the difference<p>Pullups are the ultimate upper body exercise. Your shoulders, arms, back, and abs all have to work together to raise your body to the bar. They help build the back of Adonis and lock in perfect posture.<p>But pullups don't come easy to many, and even …

You Want to Master Pull-Ups, But You Don't Have a Bar? Try This Hack

When I started CrossFit over a year ago, goal number one was to be able to do a pull-up. I finally mastered one, but man . . . it's still so frickin hard! It's because I don't work on them enough.<p>My CrossFit coach, Kristi Lunny, said she has a pull-up bar in her garage. Every time she goes out to …

25 great nature walks and hikes in the Bay Area

One of the best parts of living in the Bay Area is easy access to all kinds of outdoor opportunities ranging from strenuous uphill hikes to leisurely forest walks within San Francisco's city limits. It doesn't hurt that most of these outings promise stunning vistas at the top or along the way. Here …

These Sandals Are Cooler Than Any Pair of Flip-Flops

Don't let anyone tell you that slides aren't a good call.<p>Flip-flops are trash shoes. (Usually.) They're poorly constructed, give you blisters, and destroy any chance of your outfit looking fashionable. (You know, most of the time.) Instead, why not upgrade to a slide—a sandal that's just as easily …

What to Wear When You Outgrow Boat Shoes

And yes, you already did.<p>There's nothing inherently wrong with boat shoes. It's just that they're meant to serve an actual purpose—keeping your feet covered and slip-free on a boat—and pairing them with jeans and a button-down is, well... kinda basic. Luckily, you can upgrade the look while …

Shoes

The Warriors Duped The NBA

Chuck Jones, the classic Warner Bros. animator, used to say that we are all defined by our disciplines: When anything is possible, the things we …

Basketball

Watch: Kobe Bryant celebrates Warriors’ offensive greatness in video

Kobe Bryant clearly knows good offense when he sees it — even if it isn’t the style he played over his illustrious career.<p>The former Lakers star …

Basketball

NBA Playoffs: Regardless of circumstance, Warriors prove greatness in sweep of West

You play who's in front of you, and that's what Golden State did -- and beat everyone it faced<p>OK, first, let's never talk about those Western …

Composting can enrich your garden soil

Composting is one of the best things you can do for your garden and the environment, say Contra Costa Master Gardeners who specialize in …

Gardening

Beyond SF and St. Helena: Upscale restaurants in the Bay Area's suburbs

When it's time to celebrate an achievement, or a special occasion is coming up on the calendar, the treat of splurging on a fancy restaurant in San Francisco is meant to mark the event.<p>The sensory thrills of a perfectly cooked meal, artfully plated with a melange of vegetables and sides — chased …