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8 Celebrities You Didn't Know Could Kick Your Ass

8 Celebrities You Didn't Know Could Kick Your Ass

Every time Shia LaBeouf does some weird new “art” installment or another celebrity names their kid something goofy (seriously, if we see one more baby named after a f*cking nautical direction…), we all think the same thing: Hollywood is soft. It’s a city filled with a bun...

eero Blankets Your Home in Fast, Reliable WiFi

eero Blankets Your Home in Fast, Reliable WiFi

Prepare to blanket your home in fast, reliable WiFi. Yes, really. Plug an eero into your modem and a couple others into standard power outlets and you’ll form a wireless mesh network that gives you hyper-fast, super-stable WiFi throughout your home. Just pop them in and set them up with the app. That’s it. eero automatically updates with the latest software, so your performance will get better, you’ll get new features, and you’ll have the most up-to-date security. A single router can’t cover your entire home, but eero can. Finally, WiFi that actually works.

50 Things Every Man Should Own

50 Things Every Man Should Own

Since day one, Cool Material has been all about introducing you to the latest and greatest products. And while we can confidently say we’ve wanted everything we’ve posted, we can’t say we’ve needed it all. “Need” is applied to those timeless items that weave through o...

The History of the Space Pen

The History of the Space Pen

You know that age-old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention?” Well, it’s 100 percent true. Every single successful invention from the beginning of time came as an answer to some kind of question or problem. The wheel, paper, highway systems—all these things were i...

We Tasted Nine Sriracha Sauces to Find the Best

We Tasted Nine Sriracha Sauces to Find the Best

The Great Sriracha Shortage of 2014 was a tad overblown. With only a month's worth of shipment problems, you probably never even had an issue stocking your shelf. Still, the scare got us thinking, "Is the classic Huy Fong Foods rooster sauce really the sriracha you should be usin...

How to Pick Up a Woman Like Your Grandfather Did

How to Pick Up a Woman Like Your Grandfather Did

Dating in the 21st century is weird. Flirting is done through swipes. The proverbial look across the bar is exchanged via tit-for-tat Instagram likes. The traditional first date Q&A is played out before eyes ever meet, all from a quick Google session and a Facebook name searc...

7 Reddit AMAs Every CM Reader Should Read

7 Reddit AMAs Every CM Reader Should Read

Reddit is probably one of the best things to happen to the Internet since Wikipedia. Everything that makes the world go ‘round—news, entertainment, networking, recreational hobbies, porn—all come together on Reddit in the form of literally tens of thousands of subreddits, a...

10 Modern Board Games That Don't Suck

10 Modern Board Games That Don't Suck

If you’ve spent any time on Kickstarter perusing successful projects, you may have realized we are in a sort of board game renaissance. We’re not talking Trouble, Mouse Trap, or Life, these games can get complex and reward your patience with a deeper gaming experience. Even i...

10 Zippo Lighter Tricks

10 Zippo Lighter Tricks

Americans have been carrying around Zippos since the 1930s. The lighters are, without question, one of the most iconic American products of all time. (Read more about that here.) But if you think taking one out of your pocket, flicking it on, and lighting something up is the e...

10 New Books You Should Read

10 New Books You Should Read

Whether you read on a tablet, Kindle, or still prefer the smell of a freshly cracked paperback, finding your next book is never easy. You could never read all the new releases each week, so we’re here to help. These are a handful of the new titles we think deserve a space on ...

The 10 Best New Things on Netflix This Month

The 10 Best New Things on Netflix This Month

March is going to be a bittersweet month for Netflix subscribers everywhere. We’re losing Jumanji, Gone in 60 Seconds, Hart’s War, Men in Black II, the TEDTalks series, and Johnny Dangerously, and we’ll miss them all dearly. But where there’s loss, there’s growth. With ...