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The 5 Easiest Ways to Make Your Speakers Last a Lifetime

The great thing about a good pair of passive loudspeakers is that, if treated properly, they can last a lifetime.

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5 Single-Cup Coffee Makers That Are Literally Miles Better than a Keurig

Keurigs offer virtually nothing but the utility of caffeine and a coffee-like smell. Starting at $35, here are your go-to's when you want something that tastes good, too.

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Dumbbells Are Shockingly Scarce Right Now — Here’s What to Lift Instead

Get a little creative, and you'll find surprising substitutes all over the house.

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The Best New Knives and EDC of May 2020

Recently, Benchmade made a new outdoor fixed blade, Victorinox revealed limited-edition Swiss Army Knives, SOG revamped its branding and more.

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Want an Omega Speedmaster? Here Are Three Worthy Alternatives That Don’t Cost as Much

Watches from Bulova, Farer and Bell & Ross offer the high quality, versatile appeal and strong value of the Speedy for far less money.

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The 2020 Subaru Outback Touring XT Is an Icon Improved

The top-shelf version of the new Outback brings loads of luxury and safety to the table.

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4 Stupid-Easy Recipes to Get the Most Out of Corn This Summer

Corn on the cob just got a whole lot sweeter.

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You Know That Little Hole in Your Pen Cap? It Could Save Your Life

Maybe stop chewing on your pens.

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The 6 Best Spring Fragrances, New and Classic

Regardless of the spicy or aromatic or floral notes they employ, all spring scents aim to capture the essence of the season.

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Don’t Know About These Wild Japanese Sneakers? You Should

The Asymmetric Ghillie Sneaker from cult Japanese brand Needles represents the epitome of the brand's ethos and is, in our eyes, a modern classic.

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A Famous Japanese Toaster Is Now Available in America and I’m Hyped About It

The elusive Balmuda The Toaster has finally arrived in America.

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Check Out the Unique Feature of This Affordable Dive Watch

Christopher Ward has upgraded its C60 with a sapphire dial, allowing you to view the automatic movement beneath.

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This Unusual, 420-Friendly EDC Sure Beats a Pocket Knife Right Now

With its clever, consolidated storage system, the Screw Pop Hit Kit is truly a lean, green machine — and let's be honest, a perfect purchase today.

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G-Shock’s New NASA Watch Will Awaken Your Inner Space Nerd

If you're NASA enthusiast, get your credit card ready: the Casio G-Shock DW5600NASA20 may not be official issued kit, but it sure could be.

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This New Tesla-Fighting Electric Car Is Cheaper Than Expected. Here’s Why That Matters

Limboing under some dollar amounts means more than going under others.

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Patagonia’s New Blanket Is Perfect for Life at Home

Patagonia took the same characteristics from one of its best synthetic puffy jackets and turned it into the perfect thing for all this time spent inside.

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These Wild, Glowing Chronograph Watches Are Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

Using a process called "hydrographic printing," Texas-based Tockr has created a striking look for its aviation-themed chronograph watches.

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Turn Your Canon DSLR or Mirrorless Camera Into the Highest-Quality Webcam In the Chat

Canon just released a free software patch, the EOS Webcam Utility Beta, that lets you use your mirrorless, DSLR or PowerShot camera as a webcam.

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“The Mountain” Just Deadlifted a World Record 1,104 Pounds, and This Is His Gym Bag

Here's what legendary strongman Hafthor Bjornsson (a.k.a. The Mountain to Game of Thrones fans) lugs to his larger-than-life workouts.

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Could This Electric Truck Be the Basis of the Perfect Camping Rig of the Future?

Anyone up for a 600-plus-horsepower, off-road-capable electric camper?

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Levi’s Just Launched These Insane Japanese Jeans and They’re Already Sold Out

The denim giant's reproduction sub-label, Levi's Vintage Clothing, is now making its jeans in Japan.

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Popular Guides

What’s the Best Way to Drink Bourbon? Just Ask a Kentuckian

Is there a proper way to drink Bourbon? We asked experts in the industry to weigh in.

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These Are the Best Rubber Watch Straps to Wear This Summer

A rubber watch strap is perfect for the water or for sports, but quality and price vary widely. Here are 7 of the best available.

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The Complete Audi Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

Audi follows a simple naming format, for the most part, employing letters and numbers.

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The 25 Best Backpacks for Everyday Use

Great backpacks for every budget and lifestyle.

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Italy’s Version of Macaroni and Cheese Is Better, Faster and Easier

Straight from Rome to your kitchen.

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Fresh Deals

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Patagonia Provisions
Save 25% and 15%: Patagonia’s food-focused arm, Patagonia Provisions, is running a bulk item sale of up to 25 percent off and an extra 15 percent off everything (with code EXTRA15), but only until the end of April.

Buy Now: $19+


Home and Design Deals
Save up to 70%: If you’re looking for a benchmark office chair, a new dutch oven or outdoor furniture set, this might be worth the scroll. These are the best deals of the week on furniture, cookware and home gear.

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Leatherman Free Multi-Tools
Save up to 17%: Leatherman’s Free P2 and P4 multi-tools may look like other tools, but the Free tools are leaps better than their predecessors, primarily because you can open and operate every implement with a single hand.

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Adidas Ultraboost 20s
Save 30%: With the promo code APRIL, these top-notch running sneakers can be yours at a discount, but act fast, the sale ends today.

Buy Now: $180 $126


Best Outdoor Gear Deals
Save up to 54%: This week’s discounts bring savings on everything from Nike trail running shoes and a spring-worthy rain jacket to a headlamp and coffee.

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Best Fitness Deals of the Week
Save up to 48%: We’ve rounded up all the best discounts on shoes, clothes, equipment and nutrition just for you.

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Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 70%: Hats for all your virtual meetings, perfectly-washed jeans, comfy knits and more in this week’s roundup of best style deals.

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Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $200 (or 50%): Currently, you can get a great deal on Bowers & Wilkins’s PX noise-canceling headphones. The headphones have been selling for $400, but World Wide Stereo is selling manufacturer refurbished models for $200.

Buy Now: $400 $200

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Save $76: Tidal is currently running its best-ever offer: you can get a four-month trial of either the Tidal Premium or HiFi plan for just $4, or $1/month, which is a smidgeon of the normal cost.

Buy Now: $80 $4

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