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  • 50 Things You Probably Didn’t Think About Doing With Sriracha

    The cult following of Sriracha is at an all time high. You guys love it. Every story we do on the wonder condiment blows up. Time to keep the good times rolling. The bottle has a few suggestions for what to do with the sauce nut there are so many more uses. The following list of ideas compiled by Chow.com will help you use more of the “crack” condiment in your cooking.

  • Your Favorite Adult Beverages Look Like Abstract Art Under A Microscope

    Tip: navigate using the ← left and right → arrow keys These high-quality photographs of your favorite beers, wines, cocktails, liquors and mixers were taken after they have been crystallized on a slide and shot under a polarized light microscope. As the light refracts through the beverage crystals, the resulting photos have naturally magnificent colors and composition. When showcased on giclée canvas or metallic prints, BevShots’ vibrant colors bring a modern element to any room whether used for loft decorating, home wall décor, or abstract poster art. [Source]

  • 10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 23 Year-Old Self

    Josh Bowman is a professional fundraiser, story-teller, comedian, and blogger. After reading  idatedthatdouche.com he was inspired to compile 10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 23 Year-Old Self. Whether you are close to 23, or reminiscing about the good old days, his advice seems in point and relatable for men of all ages.

  • The Amazing Street Art of Vitry-sur-Seine, France [21 High Quality Photos]

    To the naked eye Vitry-sur-Seine is just another suburb of Paris. But the town of 86,000 has a little known secret. It is home to over 100 of the top street artists in the world. London was in the news this summer for putting a strict ban on this form of art but Vitry-sur-Seine actually ENCOURAGES their creative spirit allowing the artists to use the city as a canvas and bringing them in as faculty to teach workshops in the public schools. Embracing art like a boss. Well done Vitry-sur-Seine.

  • Think Like a Rough Rider: Productivity Hacks from Teddy Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt’s resume is amazing. Have you ever seen a more impressive Wikipedia page? Check it out. Frankly, it’s inspiring. In his 60 years on earth, Roosevelt: studied biology at Harvard wrote over 35 books read over 10,000 books formed the famous Rough Riders won the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the end of the Russo-Japanese War worked as state legislator, police commissioner, and governor in New York worked on his ranch in the Dakotas served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy was a war hero hunted big game explored and named an uncharted Amazonian river was the youngest (and regarded as one of history’s best) president became the first president to fly in a plane became the first president to leave the country in order to oversee the production of the Panama Canal inspired the greatest website on the internet (welcome!) was a general badass human being. And really, there was so much more, but I don’t feel like spending an entire article listing his achievements. Simply reviewing the above list gives me anxiety. How does a mere mortal live such a profoundly prolific life? Honestly, we’ll probably never know. But there are a few nuggets of advice we can pull from Roosevelt’s habits more »

  • Jersey City’s 5th Annual ‘Hamilton Park BBQ Festival’ is Almost Upon Us

    One of the most revered food festivals west of the Hudson is back for it’s fifth annual celebration of barbecued and barbecue sauce smothered foods. This Saturday, in a quaint Jersey City neighborhood 5 minutes outside of Manhattan called Hamilton Park, restaurants near and far will set up shop to showcase their best BBQ dishes. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Pensylvania’s Jimmy’s BBQ and Delaney Barbecue of Brooklyn as well as Jersey City’s own GP’s Restaurant and Union Republic will be among the featured restaurants participating this year. Along with the delectable array of barbecue smoked meats will be Hamilton Inn, a Hamilton Park based restaurant, will be serving up some interesting drinks like whiskey slushies paired with brews from New Jersey Beer Co while Blue J Syrups, Cholita Desert Bar, HopsScotch, Lizmonade, and Milk Sugar Love will be taking care of your sweet tooth fix. And if you haven’t embarrassed yourself enough walking about with barbecue sauce and ice cream spread all over your face and shirt like an art class smock, you can ride the mechanical bull, but we suggest having a go before you delve into the food. Saturday, September 22 from 12pm-8pm. For more information check out their Facebook

  • 42 Essential Tips For Boxing Up Your Stuff And Moving That Every Man Needs To Know

    Moving is one of life’s necessary evils. Nothing is worse than having to buy super exensive moving boxes from the UPS store then having to load them all into a $75 per hour rented box truck. But we’ve all done it. We used Bin-In to move to RSVLTS HQ a few months ago and it was incredible but if you’re more into a DIY moving experience Esquire put together a guide of conquering moving day to make it more of an exciting, happy experience and less of a day where you sweat through your t-shirt and want to pull your hair out.

  • RSVLTS Cuts Part Deux: Good Times, Fresh Cuts and Good Times [Photos]

    On September 18th RSVLTS HQ was once again transformed into a barber shop speakeasy and our good friends stopped by to get a fresh cut from our resident barber Jesse Logerfo (@jlogerf0). Few drinks, few laughs, few wings. All followed up with an epic game of civil war against our now rivals at Elvis Duran and the Morning show. Here is how it all went down.

  • This Is The Only Surge Review You Need To Read

    Surge is described by its creator, Coca-Cola Classic of Atlanta, Georgia, as a “citrus flavored soda.” Originally available from 1997-2003 in can, bottle, and syrup concentrate, it has recently been re-released in 16 ounce cans. Although 1990s vintage cans can still be purchased, their exorbitant cost and possibly poisonous contents led me to opt for the 2014, which Coca-Cola swears is still the original recipe. What is that original recipe? A mix of carbonated water, citric acid, natural flavors, and orange juice (less than 1%), sweetened with the most American of sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup. Each 16 ounce can contains 230 calories, 56 grams of sugar, and 69 milligrams of caffeine. It’s like coffee and a donut in one easy package. Surge comes in 12-packs of 16 ounce cans, shrink wrapped in brown cardboard trays. The no-nonsense look of the 12-pack conjures up images of blue-collar workers wiping their calloused, greasy hands on their overalls before popping open a can of Surge to cool down whilst they take a break from turning wrenches, hammering hammers, and other labor-intensive activities that they are forced to repeat ad nauseam until the day they die because of the tragic cycle of poverty. more »

  • Floating Cities, Elevators into Space, and Trains Crossing the Atlantic: What the Future of Travel Holds

    Back to the Future, The Jetsons, and Robocop incorrectly predicted the future. The Cubs haven’t won the World Series like the almanac said. We’re nowhere near robotic maids, although Siri’s close. And robocops aren’t yet patrolling the streets, but they will in Detroit soon enough, so maybe that one’s correct. Needless to say, it’s difficult to predict the future, and future travel technologies are no different. If you asked men in the ‘40s if we’d ever send a man to the moon, you’d probably hear a resounding groan. If you asked people in the early ‘90s if buying a plane ticket meant logging onto a single website, and, in the matter of four clicks, you could jet your way to Dublin, I doubt they’d believe you. So today, what innovation will blow our minds in ten, twenty, fifty years? Space travel… so very real: True, we’re nowhere near the lives The Jetsons predicted, and I’m not advocating for r-obsessed dogs named Astro to alleviate our own space-race, but, for a hefty fee of $20 million, the Russians will shoot any bidder into space—a second space race? Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic hopes to launch commercial flights when 1,000 passengers shell out more »

  • California Is Burning: 18 Shocking Photos Of Wildfires Sweeping Across The Golden State

    Wildfires are sweeping across all parts of California, from Yosemite National Park to the central region near San Francisco. Thousands of acres have been burned and homes have been lost as Mashable reports. The fires are the most recent in a spate of almost a dozen wildfires burning across the state (see the map below). Around 100 visitors were airlifted from a fire in Yosemite earlier this month when the blaze unexpectedly approached the popular Half Dome peak. California’s extreme drought has increased the risk of wildfire statewide, and the National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning of “fire weather” in Southern California. The message warns that the area’s triple-digit heatwave, high winds, dry vegetation and low humidity mean any spark could set off a huge fire. Dry vegetation in California’s historic drought has worsened the wildfires. This year’s wildfire season has been the most destructive yet resulting in horrifying images on social media posted by locals of their smoking hometowns. To give you an idea of what is going on in California we pulled together the following collection of photos.

  • HOW DOES FOOD INFLUENCE OUR DREAMS? [Link]

    We think of sleeping as a time when our body rests and we recharge our batteries, but dreaming is an intensive process that requires a lot from our brains. With that in mind, what we eat and drink before going to bed can greatly affect whether we have sweet dreams or horrifying nightmares. Check and see if you’re helping or harming yourself at night with this look at the link between food and dreams. The bad news? Late-night drinking is a no-no. The good news? Peanut butter and jelly is great brain food while you sleep!

  • Cold-Brew Coffee Made With Whiskey? Make Mine Venti

    Los Angeles-based Fliquor Bean has been working since 2013 on uniting coffee drinkers and, well, drinkers with a concoction of coffee and whiskey. Brainchild of New York native Jerry Defazio, Fliquor Bean is a twist on traditional cold-brew coffee, eschewing water for whiskey. But when you consider that the word whiskey comes from the Irish uisce beatha, meaning “water of life,” it makes total sense. Defazio has experimented with numerous combinations of coffee and whiskey, but his current favorite is Stumptown’s Hair Bender with Bowen’s California Whiskey. Each batch takes 12-14 hours to brew, like normal cold-brewed coffee, and is then ready to be served straight over ice or with some cream and simple syrup if you so choose. Unfortunately, we can’t go out and buy Fliquor Bean. Yet. The company is currently awaiting licensing by state and federal agencies. But when it’s finally available, our mornings will never be the same. For now, be sure to keep up with Fliquor Bean’s goings-on at Twitter. Source: Grub Street

  • Be A Beer Expert [Infographic]

    So you’ve decided to venture away from your macrobrew safe beers you’ve been drinking since your college days, but when you get to the store and see all the choices, you suddenly realize you have no idea what any of the words mean. Bock? Dunkel? So you ask an employee for help. No problem! They just need to know if you like your beer hoppy or malty. Huh? Don’t be scared. We’re here to help. Check out this infographic and you’ll be prepared to find something you’ll like even more than Milwaukee’s Best. Wait, is that even possible? Most definitely.

  • Is NYC Getting An Urban Gondola?

    The Roosevelt Island Tram, connecting Roosevelt Island to Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is a fun tourist attraction, but it’s not all that useful because how often does anyone need to get to Roosevelt Island? But CityRealty, an online real-estate company, wants to use the Roosevelt Island Tram as a template for the East River Skyway, an urban gondola that will connect Manhattan and Brooklyn. Anyone who has traveled the L train on the NYC subway in recent years can attest to the ever increasing amount of people traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn’s eastern neighborhoods. As more and more housing developments are erected in Williamsburg and Brooklyn Navy Yard, the L Train riders will continue to swell in numbers. But running subway lines can cost $400 million per mile, a significant amount especially as cities struggle to reign in costs. However, the aerial ropeways that form the backbone of the gondola system cost just $3 to $12 million per mile. CityRealty’s proposal includes three phases. The first phase would see Manhattan connected with Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Phase 2 would go north, through Greenpoint Landing and Long Island City. Phase three would extend south and west, through Brooklyn Navy Yards, DUMBO, and more »

  • Where People Want to Travel According to Google Autocomplete

    The world’s most desired travel destination can be sorted and decided upon in an infinite amount of categories and filters, But to really get a sense of where people want to travel you have to get scientific. So we called upon our market research and development team at RSVLTS Labs to conduct a very complicated social experiment. Using Google’s complicated search technology, we sourced every letter in the alphabet using the constant “I Want to Travel to…” to find a definitive answer of where people want to travel to. Some letters gave us pretty obvious answers, “E” had Europe topping off autocomplete search results and “U” had USA, but some of the more interesting results came from “O”, “Y” and “H”; apparently people really want to go Home and apparently people love going to “One Direction”. Also note the second answer under “T”; me too. Me too. After all the results were archived, we decided to find out where the most desired travel destination would be without using a letter. Here are the results.

  • There’s a Secret Floating 2-Story Bar Off The Coast of Fiji You Should Know About [14 HQ Photos]

    Think of the quintessential idea of paradise in your head. Clear skies, white sand beaches, uninhabited islands, crystal blue water. Then add the icing on the cake, a two story bar floating just off shore with an in house international DJ, sun decks with day beds, world-class drinks and an Italian Wood Fire Pizzeria; all with a 360-degree view of the ocean. Soon they’ll even have Wi-fi, so you workaholics and Instagram fiends could satiisfy your technology addiction. The every changing location of the appropriately named ‘Cloud 9‘ is currently close to the Ro Ro Reef off the coast of Fiji’s  Mamanuca Islands. Cloud 9 fits around 100 people and offers motored and non-motored water activities as well. You can also book it for weddings, but since I gave you the idea you have to invite me.

  • Dubai’s Record Setting Dancing Fountain Makes Las Vegas Look Like Childs Play [22 Photos]

    The Dubai Fountain is a record-setting choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, located at the foot of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. It was designed by WET Design, the California-based company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, it is 275 m (902 ft) long and shoots water 240 feet into the air accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. It was built at a cost of AED 800 million (USD 218 million).

  • 16 Stunning Photos From The Top of One World Trade Center. We Even Zoomed Up On RSVLTS HQ!

    Time Magazine’s Gigapan atop One World Trade center is one of the coolest pieces of technology we’ve ever seen. Check out the video above to show how the camera was actually placed at the top of the building. Using the Gigapan device you can control your view from very top of the Spire, then zoom to explore specific locations in the frame with high-resolution gigapixel images and panoramic photography. Visit http://time.com/world-trade-center to see the story about how the Gigapan ended up atop One World Trade then use it for yourself right here, http://wtc.gigapan.com/wtc. We went through and captured pictures of some notable locations around New York City and New Jersey, including RSVLTS Headquarters.

  • Miller Lite’s Retro Can Design Is Winning Over A New Generation

    Late last year, Miller Lite was in trouble. A huge hit when introduced in 1975 as the first mainstream light beer, the brand had seen sales steadily decline since Bud Light overtook its market share in 1994. But then salvation came in the form of the most over-hyped movie in history, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. To tie in with the film’s release, Miller Lite announced a limited, 3-month return to the classic white can of the 1970s. Macrobreweries began to take note of the importance of nostalgia with the success of Pabst Blue Ribbon in the early 2000s. A brand that was near extinction in 2001, PBR managed to turn around by capitalizing on the brand’s historic nature and blue collar simplicity. Millennials latched on to the brew and transformed PBR into the hipster beer of choice despite the almost total lack of marketing. With the return to the classic 1970s can, Miller Lite now had a chance to drop its blue design, adopted in 2001, which made it look like a Bud Light knockoff, and reinvent itself as a classic brand. Did it work? Incredibly so! Sales immediately jumped for the brand, causing Miller Lite to keep the more »

  • Meat: Everything You Need to Know in the Words of Pat LaFrieda [Book]

    Meat master chef, Pat LaFrieda wants you to love cooking meats just as much as him, so he decided to write a book bestowing all of his knowledge upon us. With over 75 recipes on how to cook  a beautifully prepared cut of beef, pork, lamb, veal, or poultry LaFreida reveals all of his meticulous techniques, all with the knowledge that comes from a fourth generation butcher out of New York’s meatpacking district. Get your hands on it here.

  • Thanks To Google Street View You Can Travel To Egypt Without Putting On Pants

    Have you always wanted to see the Great Pyramid of Giza or the Sphinx in Egypt but you have enough trouble going out to get groceries let alone flying 5000 miles? Or maybe you were going to save for a Egypt excursion, but opted for a 3D TV instead? Well now, thanks to Google Street View, you’re laziness and inability to budget will no longer hold you back from seeing the sights in Egypt. In 2013, Google sent a team to walk around Egypt’s historic sites wearing a backpack with a camera affixed to the top. Sounds like a tough job, eh? The photos were then assembled into panoramic 360-degree images and added to Street View. What are you waiting for? Head on over to Street View and feel a little less bad about yourself for never seeing Egypt in person.

  • Never Forget: 70 Powerful Images From September 11, 2001

    Some of the following imagery is pretty shocking but we made the decision to include these images in the photo set because it is the sad and shocking part of history. The term “Never Forget” has become semi cliche over the last decade but September 11, 2001 is a date that we must never lose sight of. September 11th was one of those days that everyone who was old enough to experience it will never forget. 9/11 also happened in a time of transitioning media. There was no Youtube, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. It was one of the last major world events before the rise of citizen journalism. 

  • Nike x Teague Designed a Plane Built for Pro Athletes

    With professional sports teams spending billions of dollars in acquired contracts, home and practice training facilities it’s no surprise that a custom plane built specifically for athletes took this long to be executed. Teague, a interior plane design firm sought out help to the largest sports equipment company in the world to assist in layout and aesthetics to create what promises to be the standard in professional sports in the near future. The plane’s design is built to focus on four categories athletes lack when traveling on a standard air liner, Recovery, Circulation, Sleep and Thinking. Professional athletes are becoming bigger and taller, standard seats and air liners make it uncomfortable to travel, inducing cramps and strains in some cases. What Teague and Nike are doing is creating an “away” facility for their team to focus for the next game, while being comfortable and even more. Recovery: equalizing the negative effects of air travel on the mind and body, and bringing the training room to 40,000 feet through in-flight biometrics and analysis to accelerate injury diagnosis and treatment. Circulation: fostering natural mobility and building in equipment that ensures optimal circulation and promotes healing. Sleep: designing ideal sleeping conditions for individuals more »

  • Ralph Lauren Brings Holograms To Fashion Week

    To promote his new brand of Polo for Women, Ralph Lauren hosted a typical Fashion Week party with celebrities (Kendall Jenner) and fancy food (lobster rolls), but he also had something special planned—a 4D hologram spectacular on a 60 foot screen in Central Park. Proving that holograms can be used for more than creepy performances from dead pop stars, Lauren’s models appeared to walk on water during the innovative 10-minute show. Some argue that the clothes, at times appearing blurry, were overshadowed by the technology and extravagance of the show, but ultimately such a display is what will garnish the most media attention for the Polo for Women brand. And by the end of the show, featuring a dancing Ralph Lauren, everyone was enjoying themselves. If you’re a New Yorker who wasn’t invited the party, you and the rest of the hoi polloi can check out a public showing of the holographic performance tonight at 9 in Central Park. And if you’d like to see the clothes in person, head over to the new 38,000 square foot Ralph Lauren Polo flagship store on Fifth Avenue.

  • Here’s What We Did With Our All Access Pass to Whatever, USA (60 HQ Photos)

    For the past three days we’ve been running around a small town in Colorado that’s been taken over by the biggest beer brand in the world. Coined as Whatever, USA, the small town of Crested Butte, CO was turned on it’s head when their quaint main street was taken over and skinned out in what can only be known as “Bud Light blue” from here on out. The street and light poles were painted BL blue, the sun flared off aluminum blue bottles in every direction for a mile and everywhere you looked, another random street event was diverting your attention. Every bar on the street was open for business, serving free Bud Lights from sun up to sun set. The food at every restaurant, on the house. A literal playground for a lucky 500 adults and their plus-ones who entered and won a contest based off of a ten second answer to a random question in a video booth. If you think that’s a recipe for disaster, that there’s no way 1,000 twenty-somethings, encouraged to drink free beer from dawn till dusk could end well you’d be wrong.  Those marketing genius’ in their “Bud Light Blue” tower at the Anheuser Busch headquarters in more »

 
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