Misc

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Sports today are tame by history’s standards. Ancient societies didn’t seem to think twice about spending blood and lives in the pursuit of great athletic entertainment. People have been hacked, poked, drowned, punched, cut, smashed,…

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Note taking isn’t something that ever goes away. You might not be in school anymore, and you probably aren’t a journalist about to break the Watergate scandal wide open, but you still need to be…

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For over a century, Oris has been making mechanical watches in Hölstein, Switzerland. Focused on the four tenets of culture, diving, aviation and motorsport, Oris watches are made for everyday wear with functional designs and useful complications. The independently owned and operated Swiss watch company makes some of the best watches for the money. And the Oris Aquis Date is the perfect example of everything the brand stands for. This watch doesn’t compromise on style or durability, which makes it at home in the urban jungle or deep beneath the waves.
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About a year ago, we released a story called “How to Throw a Better Punch.” You guys went crazy for it and showed us a lot of love for having written a practical guide about…

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If you’re an avid reader of Cool Material and have an interest in joining our team, now’s your chance to do so. We’re currently looking to add a few new freelance writers to our staff…

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The Pocket Artillery Mini Cannon is kind of like the slow loris – It looks cute and tame, but it can do some serious damage. The little cannon looks like a harmless desktop accessory, it’s…