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Here’s What Foam Rolling Is Actually Doing When It Hurts So Good

Roll through the pain. We’ve all done it—in that it “hurts so bad I want to stop, but I know if I stop I’ll regret it” sort of way. Maybe before a …

Pain

40 Everyday Products On Amazon That Are Straight-Up Innovative AF

If you're the kind of person who is constantly on the hunt for bigger, better, and more functional items, this list of everyday products on Amazon …

Portable

Geek Out With the Best Fantasy Shows on Netflix Right Now

When you want to feel good and have a laugh, you turn to the comedy section. When you want your brain to be challenged or your heartstrings tugged, you find a truly great drama series. But if you're looking for an entire world to lose yourself in, it might be time to unleash your inner geek and …

Entertainment

How I Turned My Ikea Couch Into an $11,000 Designer Sofa

I don't believe you grow out of Ikea past the age of 25. I love the Swedish brand's minimalist aesthetic. And since I like to mix things up, the price point works for a design commitment-phobe like me. Despite my Ikea love, after three years, my Karlstad sofa started to look a bit sad. Since the …

Furniture

Fix a Flat in Under a Minute with the OneUp EDC Plug and Plier Kit

Everyone in the OneUp office has used their plug kit at least once this season to fix a flat out on the trails. It's now a must have for us on every …

Repairs

The Best Sci-Fi Shows to Binge This Summer

For most people, summer means getting outside, going to the beach and soaking up the sun. For others, it means finding any air-conditioned refuge …

Science Fiction

Why you should think twice before getting in a pool

Pools are festering, pathogenic baths that we fool ourselves into thinking are clean.<p>Pool water smells like disinfectant. It has that cloying, antiseptic aroma that at once deters and reassures you that someone has designed this body of water for you to swim in. It’s got chlorine—it must be clean.</i> …

Environmental Health

The Marine Corps Is Not Lowering Fitness and Training Standards

Two years into integrating women into combat arms roles, the debate has been reignited by a recent change in graduation requirements at Marine Corps …

Military

With "The Good Twin," GLOW chooses to wrestle (and sing) like nobody's watching

Much like “Nothing Shattered” was a necessary <i>GLOW</i> episode for Ruth’s character and the entire G.L.O.W. family, “The Good Twin” is also a necessary …

TV

Tip: Viagra Is Great for Bodybuilders

There are plenty of good reasons to use Viagra and its cousins, other than the obvious one.<p>In 1986, scientists discovered that nitric oxide (NO) was …

High Blood Pressure

The Best Summer Reads of All Time

Entertaining does not have to be synonymous with trash. Some on this list are serious, some are funny, and some will keep you up all night. But all …

15 Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect IMDB Scores

Ever notice how, when you're in the mood for a new TV show, most of the decision making process involves weeding through all the options on Netflix? …

CBD Is Changing the Health Industry

CBD is legal, and has been taken off the WADA Prohibited Substances List<p>In February 2008--ten years ago this past winter--Thomas Vanderham, a …

8 Things ER Doctors Refuse to Have in Their Homes

Emergency room physicians see all kinds of grisly stuff, which made us wonder: What products do they consider so hazardous they ban them from their …

Medicine

Not Feeling the Magic of CBD? It Could Be Because of This

You've read numerous stories about how CBD has changed people's lives. You've heard it referred to as "nature's Xanax." You've done your due diligence and devoured articles about how CBD can help relieve anxiety, reduce inflammation, and even help your workouts. So you decided to try it and …

Cannabis

Schwinn Releases Mike’s Bike - Limited-Edition ‘Stranger Things’ Bicycle

Starting today, <i>Stranger Things</i> lovers can snap up a sweet limited-edition Schwinn bike fashioned after the one ridden by Mike Wheeler, one of the young protagonists in the spooky, nostalgic, and wildly popular Netflix series set in the 1980s.<p>As fans of the show know, bikes play a central and iconic …

We’re All Addicts Here

NASHVILLE — In 2009, my husband had an emergency spinal-fusion operation to prevent permanent nerve damage caused by a ruptured disk. I was rolling the I.V. pole while he pushed a walker around the hospital corridor when I got an urgent call from a friend: “Don’t let them give him pain pills,” she …

Moses Farrow Writes Essay Defending Woody Allen and Accusing Mia Farrow of Abuse and Brainwashing

Moses says Dylan Farrow's child molestation claim against Woody Allen is "incredibly inaccurate and misleading."<p>Moses Farrow, the adopted son of …

Winona Ryder and David Harbour share deep bonds on the set of 'Stranger Things' — and off

Sitting inside the Dolby Theatre’s lounge shortly before a PaleyFest panel for “Stranger Things,” Winona Ryder hears the roar of the not-so-distant crowd and she’s a little confused.<p>“What <i>is</i> that?” Ryder asks David Harbour.<p>“It’s the cast of ‘The Wire,’ Winona,” Harbour teases, as it should be …

Serial killers tend to gravitate to similar jobs — and some of them might surprise you

• <b>Criminal patterns of serial killers can reveal how they roam obscurely for so long — much like the recent arrest of Joseph DeAngelo revealed, who is suspected to be the "Golden State Killer."</b>• <b><br>DeAngelo held several jobs — police officer, US navy personnel, truck driver, and mechanic — all of which</b> …

9 Books For 'My Favorite Murder' Fans, Because Sometimes You Just Want To Read More True Crime

<i>My Favorite Murder</i> has, in the last few years, become everyone's favorite podcast, capitalizing on our collective obsession with true crime and all …

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer long wondered if he's related to JFK. At 72, he learned the truth.

It would have been January 1945. It would have been somewhere in Manhattan, out where the Irish people gathered. It must have been cold out, driving Joe Geheran and Mary Ann Moroney indoors, into the same building, and eventually the same room, maybe the same corner of a bar or nook of a kitchen, …

Picasso’s Year of Wild Sex Is Too Hot for TV

The genius artist was a misogynistic monster who drew his sexual energy from a series of women he freely admitted treating like dirt. Even Antonio …

As opioid prescriptions fall, more people should be able to work again

The recent decline in opioid prescription volume in the U.S. should give the economy a nice boost, according to a new report from Capital Economics, …

Allison Mack: Inside Her Journey From ‘Smallville’ to Alleged Sex Cult Leader

During her “Smallville” days, Allison Mack was unfailingly sweet, smart, and kind. She was committed to female empowerment and making a difference in …

Crime

‘Billions’ Renewed For Fourth Season By Showtime

Showtime has ordered a fourth season of its hit drama series <i>Billions</i>, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. In addition, the series, which …

Deontay Wilder's Team Offers Anthony Joshua $50 Million to Fight in Fall

Deontay Wilder's team made a significant offer to Anthony Joshua with the hope of setting up a fight between the two boxers in the United States.<p>According to Lance Pugmire of the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, Wilder's promoter, Lou DiBella, said the team emailed an offer of at least $50 million to Joshua on …

I Wore A Fleece Vest To Work To See If I Felt Like A Tech Bro

My five-day journey into the heart of cold arms.<p>As a heterosexual woman over 30, I have been haunted by this photo of Jeff Bezos looking surprisingly swole since it appeared during the Sun Valley Conference last summer. I don’t want to get into it, and neither do you, but let’s all agree that his …

Milk-me? Nope, Milk-it

MilKit does just that, and it doesn't suckle<p>The tubeless-tire system has become almost perfect in the last few years. <i>Almost</i>. It’s still a pain to …

Two tools on Amazon under $20 each that are total game-changers

Listen, we don’t cover tools very often here on BGR. So when we do, you know you had better pay attention. We’ve been digging through Amazon’s tool …