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The Art of Sprezzatura

This article is MFM's look at sprezzatura – the Italian art of studied carelessness and effortless style.

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Kurt Cobain

322 sq. ft. transformer apartment has folding walls & underfloor closet

In the hopes of making a dent in the growing affordable housing crisis, micro-apartments are now popping up in North American metropolises like New …

AT#550 - Travel to Tokyo, Japan

Hear about travel to Tokyo as the Amateur Traveler talks to family travel blogger / podcaster Jason Andrew Jenkins from AnEpicEducation.com about a …

Japan

Huge NYC apartment is a nature-filled refuge in the sky

Who says “indoor-outdoor” is only for the West Coast?<p>Some people in New York City would be lucky to afford a new micro apartment of some 300 square feet, but for those with truly deep pockets, an expansive duplex combining multiple apartments is well within the realm of possibility. Just check out …

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2016. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Manual

Born to run. And turn. And stop.<p>Let’s cut right to the hyperbole: The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE is a rolling manifestation of Bruce Springsteen’s most celebratory lyrical fairy tale, the “all-American boy with a nose for trouble finds his way by means of a pushrod-V-8–powered muscle car with a …

Sports Cars

What does a year living in Berlin look like?

Berlin-based photographer George Nebieridze is no stranger to capturing the fleeting moments of youth: raves, chance encounters, bruises, tender hours of the morning, saturated colours, and the energy of the city. This October he finally released his first book titled <i>’15,</i> a visual imprint of a year …

Street Photography

A Used 997 Turbo Might Be the Best Bargain for Used Porsche Performance

You get supercar performance and Porsche prestige for way less than you'd pay for a decent air-cooled.<p>These days, the 996 Porsche 911 Turbo gets a lot of attention as the bargain Porsche to buy. Older, air-cooled 911s have skyrocketed in price to the point that they're no longer affordable, and …

Inside Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch: Come for the sex. Stay for the negotiation skills.

Most people visit brothels seeking pleasure. I went seeking the guidance of a self-described “feminist pimp” who promised to teach me something more valuable.<p>I have a PhD in economics. I am an expert in assigning value to esoteric financial assets, exotic forms of labor, and pension finance. But …

U.S. Economy

How One Woman Saved NYC’s Greenwich Village

Jane Jacobs’s first in-depth biography is released<p>Even a decade after her death, Jane Jacobs continues to spark crucial conversations about cities and the way we inhabit them. The writer and activist is perhaps best known for her tireless community advocacy and formidable debating skills, both of …

4 Millennial Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford

From an overnight grocery stocker to the founder of a public-relations firm.<p><b>The median income for American millennials is $35,300.</b> That's according to the Federal Reserve's 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances, conducted every three years, which also finds a generation—roughly those aged 22 to 35—who …

Personal Finance

Gravitational waves will bring the extreme universe into view

The first direct detection of gravitational waves on 14 September 2015 proved that massive objects can ripple the structure of space, verifying a key …

Physics

The Meticulous Paper Cuts of Karen Watanabe

Les créatures de la jeune artiste étalent gracieusement leurs courbes sinueuses sur le papier… Karen est franco-japonaise et elle a étudié l’art et …

Art

WHY IT MATTERS: Income inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.<p>Income inequality has surged near …

Income Inequality

The Craftsman Building Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Custom Campers

Photo: Erin Feinblatt<p>Jay Nelson contracted the road-trip bug in the 1980s when his parents took him and his sisters on a romp across Europe in a VW Vanagon. Afterward they shipped the van back to California so they could keep rolling across the American West. “Those are some of my best childhood …

San Francisco

Here’s our favorite gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016 | Adventure Sports Network

Every summer, more than 30,000 people flock to Salt Lake City, Utah, to attend Outdoor Retailer, the outdoor industry’s largest gathering of the year.<p>…

You Can Buy a Luxury Hobbit House for a Cool Million Bucks

In a hole in the ground there lived a me.<p>A million dollars might seem like a lot for a hole in the ground, but you must remember that this is a hobbit hole, "not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms." And this particular hobbit hole, located in Holme, Cambridgeshire, is an abode …

The best Bay Area spots to fake a European vacation

If your Facebook is suddenly full of your friends' summer vacation pictures from Europe, you too might be feeling a tinge of vacation envy.<p>A fancy trip overseas isn't always in the financial cards, but if you're missing Parisian boulevards and English tea time, you don't have to go completely …

Honda CBX Superbike Trackbike Build by Nick O'Kane

The audacity of <b>Honda</b>’s 1978–’82 CBX inline-six superbike has made it a cult classic for customizers. That same audacity often leads to, let’s call …

23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Travel

100-Year-Old Portraits of Immigrants to Ellis Island Show the People Who Helped Shape America

To understand our present, we must first have a sense of our past. The historic Ellis Island in the United States is a symbol of the “melting pot” that has come to define the country—it’s a place where many modern families got their start in America. Active between 1892 and 1954, it served as an …

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

Hiking

The Best American Road Trips

01 of 36<p>East Coast<p>The most logical place to start an East Coast road trip? The region's—and the nation's—largest city. If you've never been, check …

National Parks

Meet the People Building a Medieval Castle Without Using Any New Technology

Two hours outside of Paris stands Guédelon, a castle that looks like it’s from the medieval period, but is actually being constructed right now. …

How to identify fake Luxury Watches

Collecting luxury watches is an expensive fad. But collectors have to be very watchful – counterfeit watches are not only flooding the malls, but …

Watches

A Moving Look at the ‘Invisible People of Belarus’

“Everything is extremely clean and organized, the grass is always clean-cut, and the architecture glitzy. It does make you wonder exactly what may be …

Relieve Hip and Lower Back Pain With This Piriformis Release Technique

Photo: Kai Wheeler.<p><b>Hip and lower back pain can be super irritating.</b> The type of radiating discomfort that so many people (surfers especially) …

Pain