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10 New Apps You Should Know

Since new apps get released at an incredible rate, we figured it only fair to keep you abreast of the best. Stop sifting through all the terrible games and little life helpers to find some gems and break out your iPhone or Android device and get to downloading some of these guys. ... continue reading
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The Stories Behind Car Logos

Did you ever wonder what those curious pieces of metal adorned to the front your favorite cars mean? We are talking about the logos, the all-encompassing symbols of the brand. Sure some are easier than others to figure out. For example, if the Ford logo leaves you scratching your head then you probably have no business ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Pens of Kickstarter

Thanks to Kickstarter, putting pen to paper is hardly a thing of the past. In all fairness it never really went away, but Kickstarter helped put lots of cool options in our hands, bags and desk drawers. They all have a few things in common: they’re better than anything you’d find in a big box store; they’re pricier than a crate of BICs and they’re generally made out of a durable material like aluminum or brass. Here are some of our ... ... continue reading
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20 Things We Wanted To Steal From Comic-Con 2013

Hotels around the San Diego area book up approximately 8 years before Comic-Con dates are even announced. We were lucky enough to get sent out courtesy of The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. (For details on how you can start earning points towards free nights at over 1,000 hotels or for free flights on over 350 airlines click here.) The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort was a nice place to to get away from the sweaty convention hall ... ... continue reading
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Decoded: Jack Daniel’s

In each edition of "Decoded," we take a recognizable product and break it down by explaining what everything on it means. In this installment, we look at the best-selling American whiskey in the world: Jack Daniel's. Though the label has had a few variations over time, this is one of the most well-known.
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7 New Beers You Should Know

As you hit your local liquor shop in search of some new beers to try, there are a few that are worth keeping an eye out for. Some of them are brand new and some are seasonal offerings just hitting shelves. So next time you’re out scouting potential fridge dwellers, keep an eye out for these 7. ... continue reading
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8 Cars We Wish We Could Get in the U.S.

It was just about five years ago that American auto enthusiasts had something to celebrate. After years upon years of anticipation, the iconic Nissan Skyline GT-R was now available in the States branded simply as the GT-R. Sure, we know that other versions of the Skyline made it here under the Infiniti G35 name, but this was the GT-R or as it is so kindly referred to, Godzilla. Fast forward to 2013. After an 18 year hiatus, Alfa Romeo is ... ... continue reading
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9 Craft Beers You Didn’t Know Weren’t Craft Beers

Is there really anything wrong with drinking a beer you think is a craft brew only to find out it’s not? No, not really. That said, if you don’t like having the wool pulled over your eyes and actually want to support smaller, independent breweries, you might want to be wary. The truth is, a lot of these supposed “craft” beers don’t adhere to true craft beer rules. Here are a few. ... continue reading
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2013 Chicago Craft Beer Festival

On Sunday, we went to the 2013 Chicago Craft Beer Festival at St. Michael’s in Old Town. We crammed into a giant tent with what seemed like a thousand of our closest friends to try as many craft beers as possible in four hours. Here are our favorites ranked from “Yeah, I’d pay money to drink it” to “where can I buy this beer right now?” ... continue reading
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The Story Behind MONOPOLY Pieces

While many board games use colorful little pegs as markers, MONOPOLY, the game with the unique power to unite and divide a family in the matter of an hour, has those odd tokens you’re no doubt familiar with. You’ve probably played more than a few games with the little racecar or thimble but never stopped to think, “Why the hell am I a thimble?” ... continue reading
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8 Vintage SUVs We Want Right Now

We all know the appeal of the SUV. It brings about a sense of adventure filled with thoughts of powering through snow-covered roads while other lesser cars get stuck or trekking to a remote cabin in the woods for a weekend of camping. And while today’s SUVs are marvelous with their iPhone connectivity and plush leather seating, you are way more likely to find one filled with groceries on the way to Starbucks for a latte. So we decided to ... ... continue reading
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9 Things Every Father Should Pass Down To His Son

You might not have a son yet, but there’s a decent chance you will some day. Along with the life lessons and skills you’ll want to teach him, there are certain material things that you should have to pass down to him. Some of these you may already have and cherish yourself, others you might want to consider purchasing soon. Each will leave a lasting impression on your kin. ... continue reading
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11 Westerns Every Guy Should See

No film genre is as American as the Western. Greats like John Wayne and Clint Eastwood gained a helping of their machismo from starring in a handful. Many made us long for having a cold beer in a hot saloon and taking a stroll down a dusty trail. Of course, like any movie genre, they aren’t all good. These are the 11 Westerns Every Guy Should See. ... continue reading
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10 New Apps You Should Know

Since new apps get released at an incredible rate, we figured it only fair to keep you abreast of the best. Stop sifting through all the terrible games and little life helpers to find some gems and break out your iPhone or Android device and get to downloading some of these guys. ... continue reading
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