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  • How To Choose The Healthiest Drink [Infographic]

    Making healthy decisions may seem to be at odds with drinking, but just because you’re getting boofy blitzed, you don’t need to pack on the pounds in the process. If you want to have some fun without transforming your six pack into a pony keg, check out this handy breakdown of the calories in liquor, beer, cider, and wine. So put away that Chocolate Choo-choo and opt for some shots of Jose Cuervo instead. When you’re nursing your killer hangover tomorrow, you can at least take solace in your fine looking bod.

  • Stunning Layered Time-Lapse Around Boston

    Photographer Julian Tryba created this mesmerizing time-lapse that combines layers of photos creating days length. Titled ‘Boston Layer-Lapse’, it shows the sun rising and setting over Boston in different locations. The video comprises a staggering 150,000 photographs which took 100 hours to shoot and 350 hours to edit. Julian took time out of her busy schedule as a engineer at GE Aviation to create this after being inspired by a similar series featuring GIFs of cityscapes by artist Fong Qi Wei. But the most interesting part of the video is how Tryba incorporates shadows on skyscrapers to merge with the beat of the song being used.

  • Deep Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte Has Us Rethinking This Craze

    Hey, we’re all sick of pumpkin spice everything invading our lives. BUT we gotta say, deep frying anything is usually a good idea, so if we’re going to indulge in anything pumpkin spice flavored this fall, it might as well be a disgustingly divine fried treat. Food blog Oh, Bite It, which has fried tequila and beer in the past, has now tackled that ubiquitous fall flavor with pumpkin in the name but no sign of the squash in the taste. And as much as as we’d like to hate on it, these look pretty damn delicious. It’s basically just taking cubes of angel food cake, soaking them in pumpkin spice latte, and then frying them in canola oil. Oh, and some whipped cream on the side for dipping, of course. If these pictures get your mouth watering, head on over to Oh, Bite It for the full recipe.

  • What NYC’s New Tallest Building Lacks in Character it Makes Up For in… Height.

    This past Friday, construction at New York City’s 432 Park was completed. It’s height is trumped by none other in NYC, including One World Trade Center, not including the added spire. The building is a luxury condominium that tops out at 1,396 feet, towering above a skyline of already tall buildings on Manhattan’s Central Park South area nicknamed “Billionaires’ Belt”. The building, which cost $1.3 billion to construct, has two penthouses, one on the 96th floor that sold for $95 million and another on the 95th, currently priced at $85 million. From the inside, the building is a work of art, but from the outside, is an absolute insult to the tradition in architectural prowess that has encompassed the New York City skyline for the last century. For a building that’s going to be the face of Manhattan’s midtown section skyline it’s incredibly boring, unlike the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and even Bank of America Tower. 432 Park is undoubtedly a architectual feat, but there is absolutely no character unlike its predecessor for tallest residential building in manhattan and the western hemisphere, the lower east side’s 8 Spruce Street, Also known as Beekman Tower and New York by Gehry. more »

  • Need Some Alone Time? Check Out America’s Coolest Ghost Towns [Link]

    Americans have a long history of someone making a few bucks in some remote location and everyone else following soon after, wringing every last resource from the land while building a town in the process. Once there are no more fortunes to be made, everyone packs up and moves on. Various mineral and natural resource booms over the last two centuries have left our great nation’s landscape dotted with some really fun and freaky ghost towns. Take a look at this list from The Smithsonian and find the best towns where you don’t have to worry about HOA regulations and loud neighbors. Well, not living ones anyway.

  • The 25 Best Restaurants Around the World

    Move over Michelin Stars, the new way to source your restaurant of choise is based on the people. Word of type and ratings on Trip Advisor actually. The travel site has collected the top twenty-five restaurants across the globe based on ratings throughout their site. Millions upon millions of travlers share their restaurant experiences from decor to service even touch of food occasionally. In the information age we live on it’s the ultimate resource to find out the most interesting, bizarre and eclectic places you can’t find in a travel guide.

  • Which Kind Of Beer Should You Drink? [Infographic]

    You’re an adult now and instead of a fridge full of Keystone Ice, you’ve got a variety of stouts, pale ales, saisons, lagers, and plenty others to choose from. It can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Take a deep breath, follow along on this flowchart, and you’ll find yourself imbibing a delicious brew in no time. And if you don’t have the time to navigate this flowchart, you can always go with this simpler version: Are you thirsty? If so, drink whatever you grab first. If not, quit wasting our time.

  • Super Typhoon Vongfang Seen From Space

    United States astronaut Reid Wiseman is currently living on the International Space Station in low earth orbit circling the Early once every hour and 26 minutes. During his time is space Reid has seen plenty of crazy weather so for him to describe the once in a decade Super Typhoon Vongfang the way he did really means something.

  • These Sriracha Chicken Nuggets Are So F&%king Simple To Make!

    Sriracha is the miracle food and people are legit addicted to it. You can put it in your beer, on your Hot Dogs and even make it at home. But now today you’ll learn how to make Sriracha Chicken Nuggets. It’s only a matter of time until someone opens a food truck in NYC dedicated only to Sriracha. 

  • The World’s Top Freerunners Fly Through The Air In Santorini, Greece

    Red Bull Art of Motion returned to the island of Santorini, Greece, the so-called freerunning paradise, on October 4, 2014. Once again, the world’s top freerunners got together on an epic course setting, against the volcanic landscape and the infinite blue sea. Deploying their unique style in a demanding and natural track, 18 freerunners were competing against the course and themselves, presenting their own unique skills through their awesome tricks, runs and drops.

  • 5 Simple Kettlebell Exercises That Will Blast Your Abs In Under 30 Minutes

    Tony Gentilcore, cofounder of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts, met up with Men’s health to share a workout that requires only two kettlebells and will shred your core, eliminate muscle imbalances, boost athletic performance, and pack on lean mass all over. All you need to do is grab two kettlebells and do these exercises in the order shown. Rest 60 seconds between each set and 2 minutes between exercises.

  • Captivating Ground Views of Iconic Skyscrapers Around the Globe [45 Photos]

    If you live anywhere near an urban cityscape, I’d implore you to take a minute and look up every once in a while, preferably not in the middle of the street. The views looking up can be surprisingly tranquil in a geometrically hypnotizing sort of way, but never the less, a beautiful pattern that disappears into the sky. Here are some of the best ground floor views of iconic buildings across the globe.

  • Every Man Should Know How to Pair Wine With Food [Infographic]

    If you’re not a “wine guy” it can be very intimidating trying to order the right wine to pair with an entre. Especially if you’re server is a pretentious dick. This interesting infographic made by Wine Folly is simple and easy to follow. Built in an elegant subway style map, each type of food makes it’s way down to a certain type of wine. While vegetables, rich fish, meats and sweets have a limited selection of wine to pair with, starches and hard cheeses have a broader spectrum of vino. View the full sized graphic here >>

  • You’ll Hate Yourself For Loving This Bacon Bowl Commercial So Much [Video]

    When the Bacon Bowl first came out, with it’s infomercial of dubious quality appealing to housewives whose only chance at love and affection from their husbands and children being bowls constructed entirely of bacon and filled with eggs and cheese, it was easy enough to dismiss the product. Unless you were high when the commercial was on, in which case you swore you’d buy one but luckily passed out before working up the energy to dial the phone number. But with this new commercial, complete with an epic theme song and novel uses for the bacon bowls (is that ice cream???), you might just want to go out and waste money on a device that seems to be nothing more than a muffin pan turned upside down. And where can one find these marathons with bacon and eggs for sustenance? Throw in a nice hearty stout, and that sounds like the greatest race ever!

  • How To Visit Your Favorite Movie Locations in Real Life [Infographic]

    Hogwarts, Mordor and Jurrassic Park come to mind when I think about my favorite fictional worlds from all time favorite flicks. Well most of those places actually exist… Meaning they’re locations around the world and not just a Hollywood miracle made in a production lot in Los Angeles. Well UK flight search website Just the Flight has created a fun infographic that shows you 50 fictional places you can actually visit.

  • Airbnb Lifestyle: The Rise Of The Hipster Nomad

    Prerna Gupta is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, currently working on a stealth project; she is also a nomad. For the past year, I’ve lived exclusively in temporary housing I’ve found on sites like Airbnb. I didn’t set out with this goal in mind, but it just sort of happened. And now that it’s happened, I’m starting to wonder whether I really want to go back to a pre-Airbnb life. It all started about a year ago, when my husband and I got struck by a serious bout of travel lust and decided to step out of the Silicon Valley rat race for a while to wander the globe and explore what it was like to live in different parts of the world. Over the past year, we have lived, for weeks or months at a time, in Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, India, and Crete. And all of this living has occurred in temp housing we found via the sharing economy. The only possessions we’ve had with us during this time have fit in a suitcase and a couple of carry-on bags. Everything else – housing, furniture, cars, pots and pans – has been rented more »

  • Watch This Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Norway in 4K Resolution. Then Move to Norway.

    “ Norway is known for its beautiful countryside and amazing views of Aurora Borealis, but seeing the scenic country in photos doesn’t always do it justice. Norwegian based Rustad Media captured a wonderful timelapse resulting from a 15,000 km (almost 10,000 miles) long road trip and tens of thousands of images taken along the way over the last 5 months. The journey has covered all of Norway’s 19 counties, from the far south to the Russian border in the Northeast. “The Aim of this 5 minute short film is to show the variety of Norway, everything from the deep fjords in the Southwest, to the moon landscape in the North, the Aurora Borealis (Nothern Lights) and the settlements and cities around the country, both in summer and wintertime. The video shows some of the most scenic places in Norway, such as Lofoten, Senja, Helgelandskysten, Geirangerfjorden, Nærøyfjorden and Preikestolen.”

  • Intense and Colorful Moments From the 25th ‘Human Tower’ Competition

    Dating back to the 18th century, this Spanish tradition is not only seemingly impossible and dangerous, but will leave you dumbfounded when you see that humans can actually execute such an elaborate feat without the use of tools or structural engineering. The tradition of building a human tower or “Catelles” takes place in Catalonia, where color-coded teams compete to build the tallest and most intricate towers. Here are some of the most detailed photos of the event from October 5th taken by Emilio Morenatti/AP.     

  • The Fascinating True Story of The Wall Street Bull’s Illegal Street Art Roots

    What started as an illegal piece of street art has become one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks In 1987, after a massive stock market crash the people of the United States were left feeling hopeless and feared the future. Arturo Di Modica wanted to change citizens gloomy visions for the future, and used his artistic talents, as well as over $360,000 to have a 7,100 pound charging bull made of bronze. Arturo worked on the now world-famous Charging Bull for over two years at his studio on Crosby Street in the Soho district of Manhattan. It was his most ambitious and massive work of sculpture to date, so large that the Bull had to be cast in separate bronze pieces and then laboriously welded together and hand finished. Once completed at the end of 1989, it weighed over three and a half tons and measured 18 feet long. In the early morning hours of Friday, December 15, 1989, Arturo with a few friends dropped the Charging Bull on Broad Street right in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The previous night he’d gone to the location with a stopwatch to check – noting that every 5 – 6 more »

  • Mojito Doughnuts Are So Money

    Tired of the same old boring cheese dip on NFL Sunday? Us too. Spice things up a bit with these boozy doughnuts that will have everyone in awe of your cooking skills when in reality they are super easy to make. 

  • This 8,000-Calorie Breakfast Is Served With A Waiver

    If you’re familiar with a traditional English breakfast, made up of eggs, beans, tomatoes, toast, bacon, mushrooms, and black pudding, you know it’s delicious and quite filling. But for Mark Winder, owner of Bear Grills, a cafe in the UK, the traditional breakfast was not enough. He added an omelet, fried bread, waffles, french fries, and a two-pint milkshake to create “The Hibernator.” The meal, a monument to gluttony, weighs seven pounds and will fill you up with 8,000 calories—four times the recommended daily intake! It takes 30 minutes to prepare and requires a waiver to be signed before eating. Priced at about $32, only 20 people have attempted to tackle “The Hibernator” thus far. None have finished it. But anyone who is able to eat the whole breakfast, if that’s even possible, will receive £100 ($160), their name on the wall of fame, have the meal named after them, and have the choice of adding another ingredient to the challenge. And even if you don’t succeed, you still got four days worth of food for a little over $30.

  • Things Got A Little Weird At Dos Equis’ Masquerade Party [Photos]

    Dos Equis threw a Masquerade party at Norwood Club in New York City. Good music, good friends and plenty of surprises. Someone brought a camera to the party so now we get to see how it all went down because I certainly don’t remember. Dos Equis brought me up to the roof of the Norwood Club, slapped on a blind fold and told me I was going to sample a few exotic foods. Here I am a little hesitant but ready to go. To be honest, I thought the blindfold was all hype. No way did I think they would make me eat something out of my comfort zone. It would probably be a platter from Meatball shop. But nope…. Fish liver and ostrich. For anyone who knows me this is so far out of my comfort zone but with a blind fold (and having no idea what it was) I unsuspectingly ate the whole thing and it wasn’t turrible. Our friend Cass from Guyism is about to get married so they decided to give him an impromptu bachelor party! NERD – “Lap Dance” Plenty of Dos Equis to go around What good is a Masquerade party without limbo? Amiright?

  • You Don’t Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day [Link]

    For years we’ve all been told that we should drink 8 glasses of water a day. This has led to everyone carrying around water bottles that they refill multiple times a day in an effort to maintain their health. But is it necessary? Does drinking so much water do anything besides leading to more bathroom breaks? And where did that magical number 8 even come from?

  • Man Meal: The Pizza Cake

    Have a birthday coming up within the next year? Of course you do. Like Pizza? Of course you do. Like layered pizzas stacked on top of each other creating the most delicious lasagna style tower of heaven? Yes, it’s fair to say you do. Now how can you indulge in such a delectable dish? We’ll you’ll most likely have to wait for your birthday, but it’ll be worth the wait. The pizza cake has long been sought after, but only a myth to most. A legend grandfathers exclaim to their grandsons of how they once witnessed the glory of a pizza cake in the days of yonder. Allegedly it all started when a Canadian Pizza chain invented the “pizza cake” followed by a Redditor who broke down the doors of myth and reality. Now Pillsbury has published a step by step recipe (Pictures included, thank goodness) for your eating pleasure and we’re going to share it with you. This is what we we’re meant to do for you, give you a step by step guide to pizza glory. Be aware. regular un-stacked slices of pizza may lose all flavor and meaning post pizza cake.     Step 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray more »

  • Jersey City’s Hamilton Park BBQ Festival was as Delicious as it Looks [24 HQ Photos]

    For the fifth straight year Hamilton Park, Jersey City hosted their acclaimed Barbecue Festival which went off without a hitch. The festival featured live music throughout the day, sweets & desserts from local creamery ‘Milk, Sugar, Love’, a mechanical bull (to embarrass yourself on) and delicious barbecued meats from GP’s Restaurant, Union Republic, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Pensylvania’s Jimmy’s BBQ, Delaney Barbecue of Broklyn and Ben’s BBQ. There was live music from the likes of The Gully Hubbards, The Sensational Country Blues Wonders, The Accidental Seabirds, The Jeremy Wallace Trio, Eliza Neals, Sons of Ham, and The Lonesome Prairie Dogs. The developing neighborhood of Hamilton Park prides itself on it’s close knit community, while also welcoming a new wave of residents in the real estate hot bed of downtown Jersey City. The annual barbecue festival is a great opportunity to showcase the beautifully rennovated park and quaint neighborhood of brownstone’s and townhouses surrounding it. Proceeds from this past weekends events will be donated to the Hamilton Park Conservancy.

  • The Ultimate Guide To Scotch Flavor Profiles [Infographic]

    You try to be a sophisticated man—you own a jazz CD, you can tie at least three knots, you ate a snail one time—but when it comes to scotch, it’s hard to know what you’re doing. For one thing, you have no idea how to pronounce any of the brand names. And when you finally learn one, you tend to stick with it so as to not look like an ass. But there are so many differences in flavor between scotch varieties, from Islay to Speyside to everything in between. To help you out the next time you’re overwhelmed with your scotch choices, take a look at this infographic that breaks down 86 different brands into 12 flavor categories. Unfortunately, when it comes to pronunciation, you’re still on your own.

  • What Country Drinks the Most Beer? [Interactive Infographic]

    When you think of beer consumption around the globe three countries immediately come to mind. Ireland, obviously, you probably picture a green hilly prarie as far as the eye can see with a old wooden pub packed with grizzled men drinking Guinness and bare knuckle boxing their feelings out or you might think of the U.K., a corner pub on a London cobblestone street, where men chant the songs of their soccer team over a New Castle and bare knuckle box their feelings out. Or maybe you think of Germany, an Oktoberfest style beirgarten where picnic tables fill a warehouse style bar and men and women in lederhosen bare knuckle box their feelings out. Well this interactive chart may surprise you, because none of those country’s reign supreme according to Global Beer Consumption by Country and Beerocracy, an interactive map which ranks just that out of the top 50 beer-drinking countries. According to Beerocracy, the U.K., Ireland and Germany don’t even break the top 2, the U.K. doesn’t break the top 20 and ireland doesn’t even break the top 5. Come on. Step up your game Irish. Although the U.S. did beat out the U.K. which gives us Yanks something to brag about. more »

 
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