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The Enduring Appeal of the Iconic Zippo Lighter

The Enduring Appeal of the Iconic Zippo Lighter

First, sell an item only a portion of the population needs. Second, slap a lifetime guarantee on it—not the customer's lifetime, mind you, the lifetime of the product itself (aka forever). Finally, having ensured minimal repeat business, go ahead and launch your company in th...

Squarespace Makes It Easy to Share Your Passion with the World

Squarespace Makes It Easy to Share Your Passion with the World

Make 2016 the year you finally turn that website idea into reality. Don’t worry, you don’t need coding classes or boring textbooks. Squarespace is the website publishing platform that allows anyone to easily create beautiful websites, blogs, portfolios, and e-commerce stores without touching a line of code. Not only that, you’ll get a personal domain and free hosting with every account, apps that allow you to monitor and update your site on the go, a free professional logo, and live support, 24/7. With Cover Pages, you can even create an easy to use single page website. Plus, as a Cool Material reader, you can save 10% off your first purchase with code COOLMATERIAL.

5 German Beer Styles Every Guy Should Know

5 German Beer Styles Every Guy Should Know

Germany is a very regionally distinct country and exhibits that diversity in its beer. We've compiled a list of 5 distinct styles that best showcase German beer and are possibly the muse for your favorite American craft brew. German Beer laws are fairly restrictive (i.e. a Ko...

Our 10 Favorite Drives in the USA

Our 10 Favorite Drives in the USA

America is filled with amazing drives. Unfortunately, most road trips are filled with sleep-inducing highways and interstates. It's time for a different road trip. There may not be rest stops packed with fast food, but there will certainly be memories that will last a lifetime...

Beers That Taste Like Your Favorite Halloween Candies

Beers That Taste Like Your Favorite Halloween Candies

What was your prized candy during your trick-or-treating days? Reese's? Almond Joy? Stale-ass pretzels from the weird neighbor no one talked to? Or worse, Good 'N Plenty? Your candy hunting days may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't take your preferences over to somethin...

48 Hours In and Around Venice Beach

48 Hours In and Around Venice Beach

As the Pacific Coast Highway reveals itself, you put the windows down without realizing your hand is moving. You don't feel your left forearm burning, because, well, the view. When it comes to scenic drives in the good old U.S. of A., the PCH, with its stunning ocean views a...

Wear This: On the Move

Wear This: On the Move

We live in a time when we no longer need to be tied to a desk, punching buttons until we punch out. Cords have been cut, and we're free to carve a path wherever we go. But for that kind of spontaneity, you need a style that can adapt to different situations. For a look that ...

The Best Turntable for Every Budget

The Best Turntable for Every Budget

Many of you reading this grew up with records because it was the cool way to listen to music back in the day. Vinyl is back in force, and it shows no signs of going anywhere anytime soon. Subjective elements about the listening experience and perfect systems aside, if you're goin...

3 Ways to Store Cigars Using Household Items

3 Ways to Store Cigars Using Household Items

We've all been there: the bachelor party/wedding/birth of your buddy's child where someone hands you a cigar you may want to smoke someday. The problem is if you don’t have a humidor to store it in, that cigar will dry out and become unsmokable in a matter of days. Whatever you...

8 New Apps You Should Know

8 New Apps You Should Know

Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just let us be your guide. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure. WOTSOPEN It's two o'clock in the mo...