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Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha

Any book that starts talking about juice cleanses and gimmicky fitness devices belongs squarely in your trashcan. If you want a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to refining your body, check out Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha. The book simply puts forth a 4-week diet and exercise program that will start the slimming ... continue reading
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Velo–2nd Gear: Bicycle Culture and Style

Bicycles have been around since the 19th Century, and they just keep growing in popularity. Anyone who's into bikes knows that they're like fingerprints--no two are the same. Frames, gears, tires, bars, grips, or wheels, there's always some way you can make your bike your own. Velo--2nd Gear dives into the diverse ... continue reading
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Tactical Mini Slik Knife SHOP

Don’t let its size fool you, this diminutive knife will make quick work of any task you throw its way. The tanto blade is razor sharp and sports a fine tip that requires the sheath to keep it under wraps. Perfect for piercing or slicing, the Tactical Mini Slik Knife is made for those who need an everyday carry knife that performs better and is more durable than others. Included is a small lanyard with a blue titanium bead to make it easy to carry around. ... check it out
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Craft Beer World

Writing a book has been something we've been keeping mental notes about for as long as we can remember, but we've had difficulty narrowing down the list of topics. Do we write about cocktails? Wallets? Watches? Cars? Beer? That last one has always been near the top of the list, but then we found Craft Beer World. Mark ... continue reading
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Straight Flush

The Social Network and 21 are two completely different movies, about two completely different things that both turned out, in our opinion, pretty good. Underneath the different plot mechanics (cards and social networks) and stars, though, you'll find a vaguely similar story about empire building. Turns out the reason ... continue reading
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The Drunken Botanist

As humans, we've gone to great lengths to get our drink on. Seriously, it's easy for most of us great grab a couple GnTs and make the night spin, but at some point someone had to actually come up with the idea of creating gin in the first place. The Drunken Botanist explores the roots of your favorite spirits. From ... continue reading
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SuicideGirls: Hard Girls, Soft Light

We're not going to waste time explaining why we love SuicideGirls because it's pretty obvious, and you probably feel the same way. Hard Girls, Soft Light is the coffee table version of one of our favorite sites on the Internet and focuses on the seemingly rough and tumble "hard" girls exposing their more vulnerable, ... continue reading
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Meat America

Apparently, Dominic Episcopo never got the memo that you're not supposed to play with your food. In fact, it would appear he was given the exact opposite set of instructions as a youngster. Luckily, the meat artist (not a sexual innuendo) got extra playful with his new book "Meat America." The visually hunger-inducing ... continue reading
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Where Chefs Eat

The issue with Yelp and other restaurant review sites and apps is that you've entrusted plenty of fools with helping you decide where to eat. You really want dudes who reviewed the hot dogs at 7-Eleven to chime in on your dining experience? With Where Chefs Eat, you'll get restaurant picks from people who legitimately know ... continue reading
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The Mr. Porter Paperback

The Mr. Porter Paperback: The Manual for a Stylish Life is as close to a style bible as we'll probably ever get. Actually, let's backtrack a few steps. There are also a few other "style bibles" out there and this is just Mr. Porter's take on it. Labels are irrelevant though because this is pretty damn good. The first ... continue reading
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Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall

In case you guys weren't paying attention, it was recently announced that, in addition to being editors for Cool Material, we're Banksy. Probably should have thrown a "spoiler alert" in there, so sorry if we just ruined it for you. All kidding aside, Banksy is an international icon, a cultural phenomenon and the guy ... continue reading
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