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This Is Why Aluminum Foil Is Shiny on One Side

Every Southern cook has his or her favorite tools and appliances, and many swear by high-end brands for their beloved cast iron skillets and …

Kitchens

Please, Men of the World, Tuck in Your Shirts

IN “THE SUN Also Rises,” Ernest Hemingway described bankruptcy as something that happens gradually, then suddenly. The same could be said for the casualization of men’s clothing. For decades, suits ruled the workplace. Then somewhere around the late 1990s, as “Casual Friday” became “Casual …

San Francisco

Here's why mosquitoes bite some people more than others

Surprisingly few of the more than 3,000 mosquito species actually specialize in biting humans. Instead, most are opportunistic feeders – feeding when they are able and from lots of different sources.<p>But <i>Aedes aegypti</i> and <i>Anopheles gambiae</i> are well known for their preference for human blood and their …

Biology

Do You Really Need to Wash Hands After Every Bathroom Trip? Here's The Science

Tell your friends.<p>We all know what we're supposed to do after using the toilet.<p>But survey after survey (including one in which scientists secretly …

Personal Hygiene

The President Is a Crook

The country now faces a choice between the Trump presidency and the rule of law.<p>So now it’s confirmed, as a matter of legal record, that President Donald Trump organized a scheme to violate federal election laws. He directed his longtime personal attorney to pay at least one woman for silence. That …

Donald Trump

Why Old Homes Have a Tiny Iron Door Leading to the Basement

Today it serves merely as decoration, but long ago this door leading to the basement served an important purpose.<p>Many people choose to live in older …

How to Avoid Chafing in Any Season

Take a stand against chaffage.<p>There's a whole field of informal study about how to avoid chafing. It comes down to two principles: minimize friction and minimize moisture. If thigh chafing haunts you year round—when you work out, when it’s hot, when you wear jeans, when you don't wear jeans, when …

Skin Care

A Gentleman’s Guide to Revenge

Is it better served hot, cold, or not at all?Usually a trope reserved for telenovellas, thrillers and basically every Tarantino movie, revenge has …

Men Fear Saggy Balls—But Is There Any Good Way to Prevent Them?

Call it low-hanging fruit, but we just had to explore the science of nutsack therapyWe know, broadly speaking, how to take care of our hearts as we …

For Men

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

A giant list of cool games from America's biggest tabletop convention.<p>Late summer is the time for barbecues, concerts in the park, and (most …

Board Games

Science Has Resolved the Question of Boxers vs. Briefs

In 1925, boxer shorts were unleashed on the world: loose-fitting underwear for men, featuring an elastic waistband inspired by the shorts worn by boxers. It was underwear for the inner pugilist. Just ten years later, briefs—jockey shorts, tighty-whities—entered the ring, offering a different vision …

Why Do Dogs Scratch the Ground After They Pee?

If you're a dog owner, chances are, you're accustomed to having bits of grass and soil flung into your face — a phenomenon that can usually be traced …

James Bond's Tactics for Figuring Out If Someone's Been Snooping in Your Room | The Art of Manliness

“Doing all this, inspecting these minute burglar-alarms, did not make him feel foolish or self-conscious. He was a secret agent, and still alive …

James Bond

The 15 Best Fishing Knots Every Angler Should Know

These <b>15</b> <b>fishing knots</b> <b>have proven to be the most versatile for bass fishing</b>. The illustrations offer multiple options for joining lines, creating loops …

20 Women Reveal the Best Questions They Were Ever Asked on a Date

Don't know what to say over dinner or drinks? Try these fail-proof conversation starters

The 73 best action movies of all time, according to critics

The list we compiled here from the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes includes the site's most critically acclaimed films featuring an "Action & Adventure" tag. We excluded animated films and any movie that leaned more toward adventure than action.<p>The site ranked movies by an adjusted critical …

Comic Books

10 Tricks From Our Grannies That Still Work

Some tricks and hacks can be really ingenious, and so many generations use them. Yet some are forgotten over time, turning into some kind of …

Our planet is one big fireball

The Earth’s climate is changing before our eyes.<p>With record-breaking temperatures around the globe, satellite images reveal our planet to be a …

What the Fuck Is an Egg, Anyway?

Is it meat? Dairy? A vegetable? I have absolutely no idea.I was recently informed that — despite generally being placed next to milk and yogurt at …

Dad’s Survival Guide To the Most Annoying Shows Kids Will Netflix Binge

It's not easy.<p>Watching TV with your kids can be fun, mostly because it can present a time to bond with them that also doesn’t involve a ton of …

32 Genius Life Hacks You Literally Never Thought Of

Some people aren’t down with life hacks. Instead, they prefer doing things the old-fashioned (difficult) way. Suit yourself, whatever, but honestly, …

All the Things That Affect Your Testosterone That Have Nothing to Do With Your Balls

You can’t possibly avoid everything on this list. Sorry, brahLow T is the boogeyman of the male psyche. Even whispers of it possibly rearing its …

How to Fall Asleep When You Can’t Stop Tossing and Turning

True life: You’re wiped. But why, God why, is it always the night when you’re beyond sleep-deprived that you can’t actually get to sleep? We checked …

What's in a horse's snort? At last, scientists have the answer

It is a question that has baffled even the most accomplished horsemen and women for millennia: what’s in a snort?<p>Now, scientists in France claim to have come up with the answer - and it’s a happy one.<p>In a new trial, researchers moved 48 horses between comfortable, fun environments and enclosed …

The Six-Step Guide To Looking After Your Shoes Like A Pro

How to polish shoes correctly, including the right tools for the job, correct polishing techniques and ways to achieve a military shine that you can …

The Best Products to Combat Swamp Crotch and Sweaty Balls

Now that we’ve made it through Independence Day, it’s time for the truly lazy, hazy days of summer. As excited as we are about family vacations, long …

Why you need to wear sunglasses, according to an ophthalmologist

Since I’m a borderline idiot, I went my first 28 years without wearing sunglasses. Sure, I bought fake Oakleys in the eighth grade to look cool, but …

Why Your Brain Sometimes Hears Sounds That Don't Exist

In May 2018, the internet was abuzz with debate: Laurel or Yanny? Some listeners heard the former name in the viral audio clip, while others were …

3 Must-know Knots for Boating, Fly-fishing, and Camping

Whether you’re spending the weekend camping or casting a line, you need to know some basic knot-tying iterations.<p>Here are three must-know connections …

Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …