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How to Make a Bug Out Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due …

Jazz for Beginners: How to Listen to Jazz | The Art of Manliness

Jazz.<p>It’s the music that many men say they like, but don’t actually know anything about.<p>Which is a shame for a whole host of reasons.<p>For starters, …

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We Need 'Cosmos'

We need <i>Cosmos</i>.<p>We need to be inspired.<p>We need to be reminded that science isn’t about having all the answers, but about asking all the questions.<p>We need to be told that we are tiny cogs in a greater whole. And rather than viewing this as evidence of our own inconsequence, view it as proof that our …

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …

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Sundance Resort, Utah

Just a short drive through the mountains from Park City lies the namesake of the international film festival that descends upon the mountain town each year: Sundance. While the name alone may evoke the parties and exclusive screenings, the actual place couldn't be more different. Tucked into the …

Skiing

Is Guinness good for you?

Guinness gets a bad rap. I've heard many people say that they can't drink too much because it's such a heavy beer. Yet I was once told that Guinness …

The United States of Hot Sauce

From sea to shining sea, we've rounded up hot sauces from every state in the Union (plus D.C., minus N.D.). Which one represents your home?<p></head>America is going from a country of mayo spreaders to one of hot sauce heatniks, with no signs of stopping. Since 2000, the American hot sauce market has …

New Jersey

Boulevard's Brewmaster Steven Pauwels on the Future of Craft Beer

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Whether you're considering opening your own brewery or not, it can be interesting to hear about how craft brewers got their start. Steven Pauwels' path began in Eeklo, Belgium, but he's found his way to the position of …

The Best Budget Irish Whiskeys

With St. Patrick's Day coming, I thought this would be a great time to look at a few good value brands of Irish whiskey. These bottles have character but won't set you back more than $25.<p>Irish whiskey is one of the fastest-growing liquor categories in the United States right now, especially among …

Three Rules for Growing Older

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>We're lucky</b> if we reach old age. Though it's not a simple time. There is much to remember and much to contemplate. And there is newness, and—as always—a need for some structure to hold onto.<p>In the most recent issue of <i>The New Yorker</i>, 93-year-old …

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10 Practical And Interesting-Looking Wall Mounted Wine Racks

The wine rack is mostly seen as an accessory for the house but it’s in fact a very practical and functional thing to have. Wine rack designs vary …

35 Quick Stir-Fry Recipes to Cook on Weeknights

Stir-fries are the ultimate quick, easy, fridge-cleaning meals.<p>When you look into your refrigerator and see nothing but odds and ends—a little old rice here, a bit of steak there, some veggies in the crisper drawer—you might not see a cohesive meal. But oh! There's one to be had, brought together …

Cooking

The art of camouflage – spot the sniper

A series of photographs featuring camouflaged snipers shows how subtle the art of disguise has become. In this new age of trickery, could the invisibility cloak become a reality?<p>• Test yourself with Simon Menner's sniper pictures<p>If you think you have 20/20 vision, think again. Camouflage works by …

32 American Presidents Share Their Best Life Advice

Some of them hated it. Some of them loved it. All of them learned from it.<p>Since George Washington's inauguration, 43 men have occupied the White House to perform one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Some defined their terms with great accomplishments or grave misjudgments; others barely …

Self-improvement

Warm and Inviting Weekend Retreat: Contemporary Collingwood Chalet

The <b>Collingwood Chalet</b> was designed by two architecture master-minds from CS&P Architects as a weekend retreat for their own use, on a year round …

How to Calculate Your Net Worth

One of the ways that you can track your financial progress is to periodically check your net worth. Your net worth is a look at one moment in time as …

The Godfather Part II still has the power to surprise after 40 years

Coppola's classic belongs to an age when the best picture Oscar went to a deserving winner, or in this case, one of the finest US movies of the late 20th century<p>Remember the good old days when the best picture Oscar went to the best picture of the year? Me neither, but 40 years ago it went not only …

Credit Cards

Loading...<p>More in Credit Cards<p>Load More Credit Cards<p>Load More Credit Cards Loading...<p>Understanding Credit Cards<p>A credit card can be a helpful …

Stocks are far less risky than you think

Most people try to reduce risk in their investment portfolio by seeking safe havens like bonds, or by moving money out of the parts of the market …

14 Ways To Get 6% Yield

Income investing was the Rodney Dangerfield of the market in 2013. Only gold got less respect. My Forbes picks suffered last year, with a 4.7% loss, mostly occurring after Ben Bernanke made his hasty tapering comments last May. This year will be better for both gold and bonds, despite the prospect …

Top 32 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed …

Naked Homebrew Labels

When it comes to homebrewing, often the only option for marking each concoction is the old sharpie-on-cap method. While going label-less makes reusing bottles and lids easier, "naked" containers are a surefire path to confusion. Garage Monk offers a simple solution with the Naked Homebrew Label—a …

Drinking

You Can Become More Focused and Productive In Just an Hour a Week. Here's How.

It happens to you every week.<p>Monday morning hits and you know the routine: The sun comes up on another week, the moral hangover from the weekend sets …

Time Management

Beyond Pepperoni: 6 Amazing Pizza-Dough Transformations

Everybody loves pizza, but after your 100th large pepperoni with extra cheese it can get a little boring. To shake things up, CHOW photographer Chris …

Spicy Spiked Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>The addition of an anise-flavored liqueur turns this hot cocoa into the liquid version of chocolate-covered licorice.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>⅓ cup sugar<p>½ ancho chile, lightly crushed<p>1 cinnamon stick<p>½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>3 oz. bittersweet …

Dessert

Merced River

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Ashley Darryl is a New York interior designer best known for creating livable, unique spaces by blending styles into a cohesive, one-of-a-kind look. …

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

BBQ

Why You Should Smoke Your Thanksgiving Bird

<b>Things you don't want on Thanksgiving:</b> cheap scotch, an argument with your father-in-law, a bland bird.<p>I can't buy your scotch or help with the in-laws. But I can solve your turkey problem: Smoke the damn thing.<p>Poultry, generally, likes fire and smoke. (Think grilled chicken.) Big birds, like …

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