Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Title Shots: Luke Rockhold

It might not seem like the laid back surfer vibe would blend well with MMA fighting, but as you can see in this episode of Moving Portraits: Title Shots, Luke Rockhold takes plenty from his surfing and skating into the octagon. Travel down to Santa Cruz to see how a lifetime of surfing and skating has shaped the middleweight's ... continue reading
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Decoded: How to Spot Fake Cohibas

There are more fake Cohiba cigars out there than there are fake Louis Vuitton purses. And just like when you’re studying a potential designer item, there are things to look for to determine if your Cohiba is legit. Here’s a breakdown of things to keep in mind next time you’re out of the U.S. and searching for ... continue reading
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LyteShow: Military-Grade Gatorade SPONSORED

Raw eggs, tripe soup, and bull horn tea are just some of the hangover cures people swear by around the world. A less gross and far more effective way to feel better is to simply get liquids and electrolytes back in your body as quickly as possible. Instead of downing bottles of water and Gatorade, use LyteShow. The electrolyte-packed concentrate is the quickest way to feel better after a night of heavy drinking. The mineral base was tested on wildfire firefighters, and unlike sports drinks, LyteShow contains no calories, sugars, carbs, or artificial flavors. It's the healthy way to kill a hangover fast. ... check it out
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The Canyon Commuter 7.0 Is Made For the City

When looking for an urban commuter bike, it can be tough to find one that marries style with functionality. Usually the scale dips too far in one direction. The Canyon Commuter 7.0 strikes the perfect balance. Not only does it look sharp with its grey brushed frame and leather accents, but it has fully integrated lighting ... continue reading
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The Beer Tree Is a Homebrewing Work of Art

Look at most homebrewing set-ups and you'll come across ugly jugs, gross piping, and a general mess of tools. They look like something a drunk, amateur engineer would build, The Beer Tree is not the average homebrewing rig. Designed by Freddie Paul, the Beer Tree allows you to brew at home on a piece of art. Like ... continue reading
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Sex Before Breakfast: Waking Up With Jasmine Lobe - Sous Style  2 Notorious B.I.G. x Grateful Dead - TWBE 3 Why Coke Is Bringing Back Surge - Business Week 4 10 Dangerous Works of Architecture - Flavorwire 5 GoPro Films Billiards Trick Shots - Laughing Squid 6 The American Ninja Warrior Workout ... continue reading
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Reclaimed Tropical Walnut Tool Boxes SHOP

The Tropical Walnut, or Nogal, is often planted in Nicaragua to provide shade for coffee plants growing below. After around 60 years, these workhorse trees are cut down in lieu of younger ones. Instead of letting some of this prized wood go to waste, it’s been repurposed and turned into these stunning tool boxes. Each is handmade from Tropical Walnut and features a tray for loose screws, nails, and small tools, and a space below for bigger tools. And while it makes for a tremendously cool tool box, it also looks good on your dresser holding your EDC gear or other small trinkets. ... check it out
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The American Ninja Warrior Workout

Like Liam Neeson in Taken, to compete on American Ninja Warrior you’ll need a certain set of skills. Push around all the weights you want, if you don’t train right, you probably won’t conquer one obstacle. We spoke with Aaron Himelright, a competitive rock climber and parkour enthusiast who made it to the finals ... continue reading
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Matthew Frost Photography (NSFW) - Matthew Frost 2 Noodle Porn - Sploid 3 Typography Tour of Brooklyn & Queens - Selectism 4The 99%: Rotten Tomatoes’ Highest Rated Movies Every Guy Should See - Cool Material 5 Matthew McConaughery’s Lincoln Ad With True Detective Audio - Brobible 6 Why ... continue reading
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Keanu Reeves Plays a Retired Hitman in John Wick

Based off this trailer, here's what we can tell you about John Wick: Keanu Reeves drives a sweet car, he loves his dog, and Theon Greyjoy still can't catch a break. But seriously, it looks like a solid hour and a half of straight intensity. Look for it in theaters later next month.
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