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My six pack Dadbod challenge: how I got a washboard stomach in 12 weeks

Until recently, the idea of having a six pack was simply pie in the sky. Not only had I never been in possession of such a thing, I was also 36 years old with two kids and a busy job. Hopes of making my stomach resemble a washboard had long since passed. Easier (and a lot more fun) to sit back and …

Fitness

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

11 Incredible TV Shows That No One's Talking About

We're bringing the buzz for these unsung gems<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Black Mirror</i>... yadda yadda yadda.<p>If you're looking for some new pub ammo, we recommend checking out these 12 brilliant TV shows and recommending them to all your friends. Talk up these underrated gems and everyone will …

TV

The 10 Most Beautiful Video Games We’ve Ever Played

Video games are great for relaxing, replaying like you’d reread a good book, or keeping up with other hobbies. Others are better for just staring at, …

10 New Netflix Shows You Should Be Watching

We have access to so many unique services with so much great content that it's difficult to filter through it all. How many times do you go to start …

TV

10 Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100 (Updated for 2018) • Gear Patrol

Friday, May 18, 2018<p>Sea of Whisky<p>The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100<p>February 16, 2018 | By J. Travis Smith | Photo by Eric Yang<p><i>This definitive guide</i> …

Whiskey

20 somber cover songs used in movie trailers, ranked

The sad song cover is the biggest thing to happen to movie trailers since the <i>Inception</i> “braam.” It’s hard to pinpoint where it all began, but they’ve …

The 30 Best Men's Boots For Every Occasion

Not all boots are created equal. Some are better fit for more formal settings while others are tailor-made to get seriously dirty on the job-site or …

Standing desks are so 2017 — the Deskcise Pro is a biking desk

Standing desks are quickly becoming a thing of the past, which is to say, 2017. Making its debut at CES 2018 is the new FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro, a …

The 10 Best Titles Coming to Netflix This Month

It’s comforting to know the people at Netflix knew we were going to desperately need some cold weather relief in December. Subscribers are getting …

14 Dark Fantasy Books to Read and Explore on Long, Cold Nights

I don’t know about other people but as the seasons turn cooler, my reading tastes change. They become a little bit moodier, a little bit darker. I …

Books

The 9 best horror movies and series to stream in October

It’s been a good year for horror: <i>It</i> and <i>Get Out</i> were two of the most popular movies of 2017, and original horror is finding its way to platforms like …

Good Old-fashioned Military Science Fiction: The Icarus Corps by Zachary Brown

I love omnibus editions. It’s not just their convenience, the joy of having an entire trilogy packed into one hefty volume. I think it’s just as much …

Books

If you read one sci-fi series this year, it should be The Broken Earth

The haunting trilogy by N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards two years running and changed sci-fi.<p>Sometimes a book series is so important that you want …

Science Fiction

These miniature murder scenes have shown detectives how to study homicides for 70 years

<b>It was murder most foul</b> in the parsonage. Detective Mark Titanski of the Worcester County, Md., Sheriff's Office switched on a flashlight and scanned the scene: The body of a high school student in a yellow dress lay faceup. A pool of blood had spread around her head. A hammer was on the floor …

Crime

Everything You Can Watch on Netflix in 4K/Ultra HD: 4K Movies, 4K Shows, And More

So, you’ve just bought a brand new 4K TV. It’s amazing and beautiful to look at, but you’re not sure where to begin. Maybe you check out Michael …

16 shows you can binge in a single weekend (and definitely will)

With the advancement of technology, the way we consume media has shifted significantly over the last few years. That, coupled with the rise of …

The 12 best sci-fi shows you can stream right now

10 fantasy reads to help you gear up for Season 7 of “Game of Thrones”

We’re SO close, guys. The <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 7 premiere is almost here. It’s been just over a year since the end of Season 6, which in our humble …

Elac's Andrew Jones Talks Loudspeakers

At the Los Angeles Audio Show, held June 2–4, John Atkinson spoke with Elac's Andrew Jones about speaker design, building affordable loudspeakers, …

Our favorite sci-fi books of all time

Books

55 Essential Space Operas from the Last 70 Years

John Harris art equals space opera.<p>What makes a science fiction story a space opera? Well, it needs to take place in space obviously, though not …

Science Fiction

Life with Tesla Model S: replacing the drive unit (aka 'the funny noise')

Back in 2014, Tesla had a spate of problems with the drive units in early-production versions of its Model S electric sedan.<p>(The drive unit is …

Spotify is testing lossless audio. Can you hear the difference?

Is lossless audio really worth it?<p>In March, Spotify briefly A/B tested a new lossless audio version of its streaming service. Spotted by Reddit users and confirmed to <i>The Verge</i> by a source inside Spotify, the new tier, currently dubbed Spotify Hi-Fi, will cost an additional $5 to $10 a month on top …

Images: Sci-Fi Alien, Creature, Machine, And Planetary Art From Pascal Blanche

This is a collection of sci-fi art from Pascal Blanche.<p>Blanche is an senior art director at Ubisoft Montreal and an illustrator and concept artist. …

Science Fiction

Perfectly Simple: 10 Great Minimalist Watches

If there were a global ranking for tired clichés, “less is more” would probably be right near the top. In the world of watch design, however, it …

15 of the best Netflix original series and movies you absolutely have to watch

The days of flipping through the channels in search of something good to watch are all but over thanks to the on-demand streaming offered by Netflix. …

8 Superb Watch Winders for the Budding Collector

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>You’ve caught the …

Birth, Death, Rebirth: The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley

<i>The Stars are Legion</i>, recently released from Saga Press, is a stand-alone novel from the same woman who brought us <i>The Bel Dame Apocrypha</i> and <i>The Geek</i> …

Does vinyl really sound better? An engineer explains

First appearing on Oregonlive, Even Steve Jobs listened to vinyl.<p>The late Apple CEO, whose iTunes Store revolutionized the music business for the …

Music Production