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Google Maps PAC-MAN

Well, say goodbye to your work day. Google Maps just transformed certain locations into playable PAC-MAN levels. All you have to do is go to Google Maps, figure out where you can play (there are clues here), punch in one of those locations and either hit the PAC-MAN pin or click the PAC-MAN button at the bottom left of your screen. Some well-known streets were just filled with edible dots and ghosts with adorable names. Start racking up points and missing deadlines!
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8 New Beers You Should Know

When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few we’d recommend keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are seasonals making their return, and some were just announced for future release. So next time you’re out scouting some potential fridge-dwellers, ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

Season after season, Nice Laundry churns out the cleanest, most edited collection of socks out there. Their Spring/Summer 2015 collection just launched and the highlight is their “Sock Drawer Makeover," which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for just $99 with free shipping. That's a fraction of the price you’d pay anywhere else. Plus, they’ll recycle all of your old socks for free—whether you’re a Wild Child or a Dreamer, that’s some Spring Cleaning you’ll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can even receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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10 New Books You Should Know

Whether you read on a tablet, Kindle, or still prefer the smell of a freshly cracked paperback, finding your next great book is never easy. You could never read all the new releases each week, so it helps to know what's worth your time. Here are a handful of new titles we think deserve a space on your eReader or on ... continue reading
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Sneakers Turned Into Works of Art

Plenty of sneakerheads already consider certain footwear pieces of art. Phil Robson (aka FILFURY) takes the idea one step further. As highlighted by Quartz, the British artist snaps pictures of sneakers and then digitally mashes them up into something new and interesting. Robson starts by thinking of what each sneaker ... continue reading
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Driven: 8 Vintage Rides on the Block

Every couple of weeks, we’re bringing you a roundup of vintage wheels on the auction block that we’re obsessing over. .link {text-decoration: underline; color: #000 !important;} 1970 Ford Bronco Just as we’re ready to give winter the middle finger, here comes the perfect vehicle for summertime. Recently ... continue reading
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DIY: Wooden Beer Tote

We've featured a lot of different ways to get beer from point a to point b on Cool Material before, but never a DIY project about how to create your own wooden beer tote. You'll get a lot of points for having a sustainable, reusable way to get your beer to the party in style, but you'll get even more if you're the ... continue reading
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10 Award-Winning Homebrew Recipes

Every new homebrewer dreams of creating the world's next great beer. But before you craft a Pliny-level Double IPA on your own, you're probably going to want to try your hand at some recipes. Here are 10 award-winners that go down easy. a.linkhiglight { background: #9cc4cc !important; font-style: italic; ... continue reading
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The World’s Best Whiskies 2015

Last year, the World Whiskies Awards selected a Tasmanian offering as the finest single malt in the world. It was a slap in the face to Scottish distillers known for cleaning up in such categories. If that was a slap, this, perhaps, is a haymaker. Here are some of the winners from the 2015 World Whiskies Awards, including ... continue reading
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GOODS: Spring Vests

Goods: Spring Vests Spring might mean it’s finally time to think about putting your winter coat in storage, but that doesn’t mean it’s all swim trunks and tees yet. You’re still going to need some sort of protection for the colder days, but there are alternatives to the standard jacket… like these ... continue reading
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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. High There! Part social network, part familiar dating app, High There! ... continue reading