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  • The Fjällräven Greenland Backpack

    It means Arctic Fox, an indigenous animal which is a highly adaptable predator that lives in the Swedish mountains under the harshest conditions. Fjällräven is a company founded on the grounds of a quality hiking pack, where all others underperform. Their main focus is to provide functional, durable, and timeless equipment to make the outdoors more enjoyable for all, which is exactly what the Swedish based company has done in their lifestyle packs. The Greenland Backpack is a minimalist take on a small rucksack with the durability of of a top-line hiking pack. The pack is a tough blend of poly/cotton, two exterior pockets and the Fjällräven signature brown leather accents. The Fjällräven Greenland Backpack $130

  • The New Audi R8 Competition is as Stunning as it is Rare

    This car will break hearts. Since the complete redesign of the R8, Audi racing models haven’t made much of a splash, but with the newly unveiled supercharged version of the R8 sure to raise some eyebrows, the German automaker is back in the drivers seat. It’s  V10 FSI engine, growls with 570 horsepower going from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. You literally can’t do anything in 3.2 seconds. You just can’t. We’re sure the R8’s robust use of matte carbon had something to do with that. Limited to just 60 models in the U.S. the R8 comes out of the gate as an endangered species, so if you see one, better take a mental snapshot.

  • The Ultimate Halloween Candy Guide

    Without candy Halloween would essentially just be the Purge. People in masks indulging in their darkest desires while inebriated on something that hinders their decisions. But there is, in fact, candy so it’s all good. Every year millions of little gromits flood the streets for candy in hopes of making their parents lives miserable while they run around the house through the night on a sugar high. Even the most health conscious dweebos sneak in a Reeses here or there. Here is the rundown for favorite Halloween candy out there and nutritional facts that you can ignore. Notice that hipster from down the street, Sage’s famous Halloween kale bars are no where on this list. No one likes a healthy halloween, Sage.

  • Add Some Kick to Your Halloween with these Moonshine Recipes

    This Halloween add a serious kick of moonshine to any party with some of these recipes. Moonshine has become all the rage this fall and American Born has created a few delicious ideas for recipes that will get you drunk enough to not care about being the back of the tandem horse costume.   BAD MOON RISING 2 OZ American Born Moonshine Original 1 OZ Malibu Rum 1 OZ Makers Mark ½ OZ Lime Juice Grenadine   RATCHET ROSE 2 OZ American Born Moonshine Apple Pie 1 OZ Lemon Juice ¼ OZ Grenadine Directions: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into a glass filled with ice.   HARVEST MOON 2 OZ American Born Moonshine Apple Pie 4 OZ Apple Juice Directions: Pour ingredients into a mug and microwave for 30-45 seconds. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.   THE MONSTERS AND CRITICS JULEP 2 OZ American Born Moonshine Original 20 Mint Leaves 1 TSP Sugar Directions: Combine sugar with mint leaves in a shaker and muddle. Add moonshine and ice and shake until the shaker is frosted. Strain and pour into a small old-fashioned glass. Garnish with mint sprig.   MOONSHINE SANGRIA 1 Bottle more »

  • Season 5 of “Comedians in Cars… YaddaYadda” Promises to Be Spectacular

    Jerry Seinfeld’s newest brainchild, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ promises to be his most relevant season yet. This season we’ll be graced with that sensual sound of poured coffee and luxury classic engines with the likes of Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Fallon (doing an impression of Jerry with Jerry), Miranda Sings and one of the new kings of stand-up, Bill Burr. Same premise, different season, new cars, brilliant minds.

  • The Abandoned Ruins of Detroit

    Today, when you think of Detroit, you think of crime, decrepit buildings and an abandon urban wasteland looking to be wiped clean, as if to push the reset button. As the largest city in the U.S. to file for brankruptcy, Detroit’s once beautiful historic buildings and landmarks are crumbling and decaying before our very eyes. Photographers, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre have been chronicling Detroit’s fall since 2005 and now they’ve shared their photos in a book titled The Ruins of Detroit , a true look at the abandoned wasteland that was once a symbol of industrial success.

  • Watch A History of Nike Visualized

    Nike is widely regarded across the globe as the premiere brand for active wear. In their short history, Nike founder Phil Knight has taken the company’s product to the pinnacle of science and sport, while also conveying groundbreaking messaging in their advertising campaigns. But it all started with an Oregon track shoe and a swoosh logo that sold for $35.

  • Motivational Posters Finally Get the GIF Treatment

    We all know and loathe those motivational posters, almost as much as we loathe those ironic demotiational posters. Now there’s a new generation to tag along with the series, this time in GIF form. Whether it’s friendship, or commitment these tongue in cheek motivational poster GIFs will give you the giggles.      

  • Here’s What Westeros, The Throne and Other Landscapes Were Suppose to Look Like

    Game of Thrones is a smash hit. If you’re a fan of the show, your really a fan of the show. Like, miss your nephew’s birthday party for the season premiere fan of the show. If you’ve ever read the books, however, you might find the landscapes described a little differently than what you see in the show. After George R.R. Martin spoke at 92Y in Manhattan on Sunday about “The World of Ice & Fire,” his new book focusing on the history of Westeros, he notes that the Westeros portrayed on television’s “Game of Thrones” can be gorgeous, but it’s not always how he envisioned it would look. “I wanted accurate versions of these castles. We’ve had a number of different artists draw them on covers and on the fantasy like cards and games, and some of them have been beautiful images but not necessarily accurate to what I described,” Martin said of his vision for the world. Martin has since worked closely with the artist responsible for portraying what the landscaped are actually suppose to look like.   Castle Black at The Wall     Dragonstone       The Red Keep at King’s Landing     Winterfell more »

  • Hero Paralympian Creates A ‘Foosball Player’ Halloween Costume

    Paralympic ski racer, Josh Sundquist is known for creating clever and elaborate Halloween costumes, not letting his disability get in the way of having a good time. Sundquist who’s left leg had to be amputated after a year of chemotherapy treatments decided to use his one leg as an advantage to create a foosball-player costume for Halloween this year. Using materials like cardboard, bubble wrap and duct tape, Sundquist and friends, was transformed into a life-sized version of a foosball player.

  • NYC’s MTA Celebrates 110 Years of Service By Letting Passengers Ride Vintage Subway Trains

    As part of the commemoration of the New York subway’s 110th anniversary, MTA New York City Transit ran two “Nostalgia Trains” on the 2 & 3 lines between Times Square-42 St. and 96 St. on Sun., October 26, 2014. The MTC ran these two “Low-Voltage,” or “Lo-V” cars to celebrate the city’s 110th anniversary servicing New York City commuters. MTA Flickr uploaded photos capturing the vintage experience some lucky passengers had.

  • Bell & Ross BR-X1 [Watch Wednesdays]

    This year aviation watch maker, Bell & Ross will be releasing the BR-X1, a high tech chronograph with a sporty design. The sophisticated skeleton watch claims to be the first in a new style of design era for the B&R brand. An extreme version of the BR-01, whose iconic square shape is directly inspired by aeronautical flight instruments, the BR-X1 is much more than a top-of-the-range contemporary sports watch: it is the “Ultimate Utility Watch. Although it’s not your typical luxury watch, the BR-X1 will run you a pretty penny, the 45 mm diameter, titanium and ceramic with rubber band will cost you around $19,500.

  • Hulu Will Soon Begin Streaming Your Favorite Nostalgic Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Attention all ’90s children; you’re Saturday mornings can once again be spent laying in bed watching the same cartoons you grew up with. Streaming service, Hulu, just struck a major deal with Viacom, which means shows from Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, TVLand, Spike, BET, Logo and more will begin streaming immediately.  With Nickelodeon also under the Viacom umbrella ’90s cartoons such as Hey Arnold! and Ren & Stimpy will once again become watchable, this time at your beckoning call… With 60 seconds of pre-roll every 5 minutes. As for comedies, full seasons of Key & Peele, Drunk History, Inside Amy Schumer  and Workaholics will be made available from Comedy Central. [h/t] Mic

  • The Dramatic Rise and Fall of the Most Popular Halloween Costumes of the Past 5 Years. Sorry Clowns.

    Accorsing to the National Retail Federation, Quoctrung Bui and LA Johnson the witch reigns supreme on Halloween. In this elaborate and fun interactive graphic using the NRF as refrence Bui and Johnson collected information pertaining to Halloween retail sales over the past 5 years. The witch won ever year. The most fun you can have with the graph, however is follow along at the growing increase and decline of trends from 2009-2013. See the full interactive chart at NPR. For instance the zombie costume made a dramatic run from 2009 to 2011 “rising from the dead” (see what I did there?) at 13th place all the way up to 4th, without a doubt due to the growing trend of zombies in television and movies. The Walking Dead, for example, premiered on October 31, 2010, the same year the zombie costume rose from 13th to 7th. Another honorable mention goes to Batman, with the release of The Dark Knight and the Dark Knight Rises breaking records at the box office it’s no wonder why Batman’s stock has been on the rise for the past 3 years, ultimately hitting an unprecedented 2 spot last year. Another theory, now hear me out, is the more »

  • A Visual Breakdown and Guide to the Dress Shoe

    Gents, there’s nothing worse than a grown man who doesn’t know the proper dress shoe to wear at the proper time. Women have said it time and time again, shoes are important. If they think so, so should you. We’re not saying you have to go out and buy some $300 loafer, but a well kempt shoe game can take you miles with a potential mate. Here’s a visual breakdown of shoes made by Nice Laundry, to show you exactly what type of dress shoe you should have in your arsenal.

  • Texas A&M To Wear 1939 Throwback Uniforms

    Adidas and Texas A&M revealed an amazing homage to their 1939 team by recreating their helmets to mimic that of the old leatherhead football helmets. Both adidas and the Aggies revealed shots of the throwback uniforms this morning on their twitter, in commemoration of their 1939 National Championship. The uniforms themselves are fairly basic equiped with adidas TECHFIT, but sport a commemorative patch on the upper right. The helmets, however, are a work of art, sporting airbrushed rust and weathered leather, even the stitching is represented along with a faded players stenciled number on the front of every helmet. The Aggies will sport these throwbacks for their homecoming game on November 1st.

  • R.L. Stine Will Release New Book Live Tonight on Twitter

    Let the child inside thee rejoice, Goosebumps author, R.L. Stine will be “writing a book live on Twitter Tuesday night, in honor of Halloween. Although Stine didn’t mention what time he’ll start writing the story, so keep your eyes peeled for his Twitter to start going off the charts tonight. And if you really want a Stine-filled Halloween, he’ll be taking over Scholastic’s social media accounts on Thursday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. For Halloween, I'll be writing a story live on Twitter this evening. Hope you'll join me. — R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) October 28, 2014

  • RSVLTS Cuts x Shortcut App

    Yesterday evening at RSVLTS HQ, we hosted our 5th edition of RSVLTS Cuts, this time sponsored by the new app/barber service Shortcut. In case you weren’t paying attention to the news this week, Shortcut just launched in NYC and is the first on-demand mobile service/app for dudes that brings a barber to your apartment, office or hotel room and in just a few simple taps of the app (a.k.a., convenience, perfected). Group orders are recommended too, because the more guys gathered, the cheaper each haircut becomes. One of their main barbers, the awesome Gil, was at the HQ to provide some fresh cuts and trims, while the crew also sipped on some delicious Ole Smoky Moonshine whiskey throughout the night. Shortcut is looking to expand into other areas/cities soon (ah-hem, Jersey City/Hoboken, hurry, ah-hem), but definitely give it a try the next time you need a great trim on-the-go in NYC. Mention “First Shortcut” and the dudes will give you 20% off your first cut as well. Get the app here

  • Ferrari to Handpick 6 Invitation-Only Suitors for New Sergio

    Ferrari is handpicking 6 lucky people a chance to purchase their newest uber-exclusive Sergio. Design firm, Pininfarina is partnering up with automaker and creating only six Sergios, estimated to cost millions each. Ferrari told CNNMoney it pre-sold all six vehicles to deep-pocketed die-hard Ferrari fans in the U.S., Europe and Asia. If you haven’t received a call from Ferrari yet, you’ll have to wait until one hits the open market, which will likely be never. “It’s as far removed from mass production as you can get,” said Ferrari spokesperson Jason Harris. Each chosen owner will help design and create many details of their completely custom, handcrafted italian super-car. Each car has already found an owner, who’s committed to purchasing one without the final concept designs have been finalized. A large price to pay for a car without a windshield. Even so, a work of art rarer than an African white rhino.

  • The Do’s and Don’ts Of Dressing Up as a Controversial Football Player on Halloween

    Ok so there are no rules for Halloween costumes, right? Technically no, but there should be. There should be, because people obviously don’t know where and when to cross the habitual line of dumbfounding stupidity. We live in a world where a baby dressed up like angry Uncle Leo can and will go viral on Facebook , what makes you think your offensive black-faced-domestic-violence-shunned-football-player costume will slip under the radar? This past weekend we’ve seen an outpouring of Ray Rice costumes flooding Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Maybe it’s our fault, maybe we should’ve written this story last week. Maybe we could’ve given people better ideas for a lay-up football player Halloween costume. But if you’re reading this thinking “Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Aaron Hernandez. I’ll be one of those guys, that’ll get some laughs”. Don’t, just don’t. The internet doesn’t forget. You’ll be forced to delete your account, but the picture will remain, damage done. Reddit will know your entire history before you go back to your job on Monday and your boss will fire you once your name and costume hits the local paper on Monday. Life ruined. All because you crossed the habitual line. But don’t worry, it’s more »

  • This Super-Yacht Will Run You a Cool $500 Million

    It’s called the STAR. It’s not an extra terrestrial ship or Poseidon’s vacation boat or an iceberg. It’s a civilian vessel built for the .000001%. It costs $500 Million. It doesn’t fly or sink, just floats and get’s you from point A to B. It was designed to be unlike any other yacht on the planet, measuring 433 feet long and almost 200 feet high. It’s inspiration comes from it’s namesake, a star, which is the prefect shape it creates in the reflection of the water. Designer Ignor Lobanov told Business Insider. “The profile of the yacht makes a perfect star when reflected in the water.” The symmetrical concept vessel from Lobanov was created in collaboration with BMT Group and Alex Malybaev. Their goal was to redefine luxury yachts. It can reach a speed of 18 knots and over 37,6oo square feet of luxury interior space. The top deck of the yacht will also have a range of visibility of over 20 kilometers and incredible views, according to Lobanov. I’m sure for a small price you can hang Daniel Craig in a tuxedo off the side while explaining your plan for world domination. Oh, you thought I wasn’t going to more »

  • Artist Gives Famous Celebrities and Movie Characters Amazing Tattoos

    a href=”http://cdn.rsvlts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Screen-Shot-2014-10-27-at-4.31.36-PM.png”> What would Elvis, Audrey and Marilyn look like if they had a body of tattoos? Instagram artist Cheyenne Randall, who goes by the username of @Indiangiver, superimposes tattoos on the photos of famous celebrities from years past and movie characters from long ago. A photo posted by Cheyenne Randall (@indiangiver) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:36pm PDT Shoppedtattoos.com #roadhouse #swayze #tribute #shoppedtattoos 10"x14" prints A photo posted by Cheyenne Randall (@indiangiver) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:04pm PDT Www.shoppedtattoos.com prints available new and redone. Link in my header also. #itsagoocher #standbyme #shoppedtattoos A photo posted by Cheyenne Randall (@indiangiver) on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:46pm PDT A photo posted by Cheyenne Randall (@indiangiver) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:03pm PDT #freepeltier A photo posted by Cheyenne Randall (@indiangiver) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:41pm PDT A photo posted by Cheyenne Randall (@indiangiver) on Sep 9, 2014 at 9:28pm PDT #ShoppedTattoos A photo posted by Cheyenne Randall (@indiangiver) on Sep 9, 2014 at 6:18pm PDT

  • It’s Not Even Halloween and the Worst Costume Already Goes to This “Sexy Ebola Containment Suit”

    It’s inevitable you’ll see some ignorant basic girl wearing this or a DIY “Sexy Ebola Containment Suit” this Halloween. Ray Rice, AP, ISIS, ect all costumes we’ll see worn this year by some shock-value-hungry moron looking to stir up controversy at a party. If you think domestic violence, middle eastern extremists or a deadly virus that’s claimed the lives of thousands of people this year is funny, please think again and don’t be that person. And if you’re not creative enough to make your own American Horror Story costume just go as a sexy animal or GI Joe. Brands on Sale thought it would be clever? cheeky? funny? to sell a costume poking fun at the very real, very deadly Ebola virus by not only encouraging people to wear a containment costume, but then making it “sexy”. The irony, you see, is in the fact that containment costumes usually aren’t this sexy. Get it?

  • What To Wear to a Business Meeting

    When going to a meeting you need to leave good impression. If you dress properly you will surely be noticed. In the world of business first looks and impressions could make or break a deal. What your style, upkeep and demeanor says about you could be critical when entering a room of business clients, executives or peers. Check out this interesting infographic Created by 34SP for some excellent tips about perfect business attire.

  • Music Video Extraordinaires, OK GO Top Themselves With New Robotic Scooter, Drone Video

    There are music videos and then there are OK Go music videos. Ever sicne stepping on the scene with their “treadmill” video, they changed the game forever. In a world where music videos aren’t looked at in the same echelon of coolness as they once were when MTV actually played music, OK Go refuses to give up the lost art. “The Writing on the Wall” came next as they used optical illusions in their one-shot video playing with the eyes and minds of viewers, now they call upon robotic scooters, drones and a sea of Japanese women to assist them in a video that trumps everything else they or any other artist has made specifically for a piece of music. Mission accomplished, the catchy hook of “I Wont Let You Down” is embedded in my brain for the remainder of existence.

  • This Google VP Just Broke Felix Baumgartner’s Freefall space jump record

    Dr. Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google’s Knowledge division, broke the world record for high-altitude jumps today and no one knew about it. The 135,908-foot jump surpasses Felix Baumgartner’s free fall from last year’s anticipated Red Bull jump. The strangest part of all this was the complete lack of media buzz. Friday afternoon. Everyone is hardly working, this would’ve made for a great conference room hangout sesh. Thanks Google.

  • Can’t Decide on Mexican or Italian For Dinner? Have both with the Pizza-dilla

    This hero took two of the best foods to ever grace this green earth and fused them, creating a Frankenfood that you’ll want to chase with a pitchfork. Serious Eats has done wonders for Mexican-Italian international relations by creating a Pizza-dilla, that’s right, a pizza and quesadilla working cohesivley in harmony together for the greater good. with a tortilla and cast iron skillet, you can make a nice crispy base, followed by a chheese spread out to the very edges crisps up creating a browned, flavorful crust. Then after a broiler/stove combination and 15 minutes of salivating, this beauty is all yours. Please, please, please create a spaghetti and meatball burrito next. Recipe info: YIELD: Serves 1 to 2 ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Cast iron skillet Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 large flour tortillas that just fit inside your cast iron skillet 3/4 cup store-bought or homemade pizza sauce 5 ounce shredded whole milk low moisture mozzarella cheese 2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese, divided 2 basil leaves, roughly torn Additional toppings, as desired 1. Adjust oven rack to 6 to 8 inches below broiler element and preheat broiler to high. Heat oil more »

  • An Interactive Slide Gallery Showing the Ever Changing Landscapes of NYC

    There’s just no city that changes landscapes quite like New York. It seems like every decade the facades of store fronts change with gentrification of even the most historic of neighborhoods. Graphic designer, Paul Sahner has been snapping pictures of the streets for almost 10 years. He’s posted his photos on his blog NYC Grid then matched them with old pictures from the Library of Congress or Flickr to showcase the transformation of the city’s landmarks and streets –  check out his original project.  Here is an interactive slide gallery showing the changing landscapes of NYC.  If you want to see more of the good stuff like the photos below head over to nyc-grid.com.

  • The Truth Behind Iconic Album Covers. Sort of.

    Back in the days of CDs and vinyls album covers we’re just as important as the music inside of them, triggering a melody and feeling after growing cose to some of your favorites. Each piece of cover art was meticulously created to portray a message to the masses, but today, with digital downloads taking the majority of sales for bands, album cover art is all but lost. Aptitude takes a look at some of the most iconic album covers over the years and puts their own spin on them by revealing ‘the bigger picture’. From quirky reveals to future happenings, from Justin Bieber to The Beatles, click the album covers below and reveal all.

  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Looks Nothing Short of Epic

    The Avengers are back this time trying to take on Ultron (played by James Spader) a highly intelligent robot from Marvel Comics who is bent on destroying humanity so as to replace humans with machines, and is the archenemy of the Avengers and Hank Pym, his creator. Iron Man has a new suit that looks like a suit big enough to fight the Hulk which he does, Thor looks scared, Captain America looks defeated and the Avengers look all but defeated in this trailer. We have a feeling they survive. Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters May 1, 2015!

  • 2014 Wildlife photographer of the Year Winners Announced

    The results are in for wildlife photographer of the year 2014 competition. The winners were announced today at London’s Natural History Museum and the the winner is American photographer Michael Nichols with his image of five female lions at rest with their cubs in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. A collection of the list of category winners were announced as well. Black and White category winner and Overall Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner The last great picture by Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols (USA) Mammals category winner The mouse, the moon and the mosquito by Alex Badyaev (Russia/USA) Plants and Fungi category winner Glimpse of the underworld by Christian Vizl (Mexico) Photograph- Christian Vizl/2014 WPY Invertebrate category winner Night of the deadly lights by Ary Bassous (Brazil) World in our Hands category winner The price they pay by Bruno D’Amicis (Italy) World in our Hands category finalist The longline lottery by Rodrigo Friscione Wyssmann (Mexico) Natural Design category winner Cardinal sparks by Patrik Bartuska (Czech Republic) Photograph- Patrik Bartuska/2014 WPY Earth’s Environments category winner Apocalypse by Francisco Negroni (Chile) Birds category finalist Touché by Jan van der Greef (The Netherlands) 10 Years and under winner and Overall young Wildlife Photographer of the more »

  • Back to Where it All Began. Important First Steps for the Internet

    Oh how far the world wide web has come, in 1985 the first domain was registered, and today 271 million domain names exist. In 1992, the first photo was uploaded to the Internet and now, in 2014, 1.8 billion photos are uploaded and shared daily. This infographic by WebpageFX highlights some of the internet’s first steps toward a life we know only as normalcy today. Just think before 2005, YouTube didn’t exist. So basically the world didn’t exist before 2005.

 
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