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Today in Gear: Books to Buy Dad for Father’s Day, the 10 Best Watches for Summer & More

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The Best Car Books to Get Your Dad for Father’s Day

Does your dad love cars? Here are five great books to give him for Father's Day.

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Is There Any Real Difference Between a $1 Pen and a $50 Pen?

A good pen should write well, and its ink should last for a long time. So why do people love $50 pens when $1 ones do the same thing?

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17 New Style Releases That Are Perfect for Summer

The best style releases to come out this week, from sheer outerwear to slick service boots and more.

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Yes, You Should Still Be Buying CDs, Here’s Why

In this age of streaming and vinyl resurgence, the popularity of CDs has plummetted. Yet, there are a number of reasons to still listen to this forgotten audio format.

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Some of the Best New Motorcycle Helmets of 2020

Riding season has arrived. Here are some of the best new motorcycle helmets manufacturers have released for 2020.

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10 Great Watches to Wear This Summer

Divers, field watches, smartwatches — there's no one "right" type of watch for summer. We round up 10 of our favorites for 2019.

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Need a New Hard Cooler? Just Get This

We love the Yeti Tundra Haul's chilled-out integration of a handle and wheels, and you will too.

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These Are the Safest Cars You Can Drive, According to a New Study

The safest cars tend to be luxury SUVs...though there were some surprises.

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The 11 Best Sheets to Buy in 2020

We tested 33 different bed sheet sets to find the best bedding for every type of sleeper, at every budget.

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Like Patagonia Baggies? Then You’ll Love These Shorts, Too

Baggies are a classic summer short that have inspired many alternative shorts. Here are the ones you should consider.

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The Best Hiking Socks Money Can Buy

Keep your feet warm, dry and blister-free.

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Is Nissan About to Reveal the Electric Car Everyone Really Wants?

300-mile range, a practical size, and 0-60 mph in less than five seconds.

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This New Watch Was Re-Conceived in Response to the Public Health Crisis

The new Shinola Champ began as a watch for Olympiads, but the Detroit company has now dedicated it to frontline workers and an associated charity.

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Ford’s Next Mustang Has a Familiar Name: Meet the 2021 Mach 1

Ford's is bringing back one of the most iconic names in Mustang lore.

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Want a Cheap New iPhone? You’ve Got Options

The real question: should you get a refurbished iPhone XR or a new iPhone SE?

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Need an Affordable Way to Store Your Watches, Knives and EDC? Look No Further

Drop's Cache is modular and has room for up to seven knives, three watches, a wallet, and two full-size pens or four small flashlights.

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Acura’s New Sport Sedan Is Almost a Cheaper, 4-Door NSX

A twin-turbo V6, Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive, and a design that'll draw eyes for a block around.

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This Might Be the Least E-Bikey E-Bike Ever — in a Good Way

Gogoro's eye-popping new Eeyo boasts half the weight and twice the style of the competition.

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Popular Guides

The 35 Best Sofas and Couches For Every Budget and Style

Mid-century modern, contemporary and plenty of the classics, this list is your personal lookbook to the most important piece of furniture that's not your bed.

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10 Vehicles Have Been Named the Best Value in America

The list of well-built cars, trucks and SUVs is populated, thankfully, by a terrific number of truly desirable picks.

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10 of the Best Bourbons You Can Buy for Less than $100

Great bourbon can be had for under $50, so why spend more? These bottles are why.

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The Best Way to Keep Coffee Fresh Is Secretly the Easiest

What is the best way to keep coffee fresher, longer? As it turns out, it's probably best to just leave it in the bag.

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How to Easily Remove Scratches from Your Watch Crystal

A fresh scratch on an otherwise flawless crystal is a devastating sight. Fortunately, fixing one is cheap and easy to do at home.

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Fresh Deals


Stanley Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug 16oz
Save 25%: Go check your the cupholders in your dad’s car to see if they’re coated in spilled coffee. If they are, here’s your perfect Father’s Day gift.

Buy Now: $23 $17


Extended Memorial Day Fitness Deals
Save up to 50%: Leading this pack is the awesome Adidas SL20, boasting just enough cushion to be comfy without slowing you down on your way to new PRs.

Buy Now: $120 $60


15+ Memorial Day Camping Gear Deals You Can Still Shop
Save up to 50%: Memorial Day discounts are still available on everything from water bottles and hiking boots to excellent sleeping pads like this one.

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Persol Aviator Sunglasses
Save $89: Originally engineered for race car drivers, Persol sunglasses are downright excellent. Anything under $200 is a sweet deal but slashing Persol’s original price down to $89 is used car salesman territory.

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Best Style Deals of the Week
Save 45%: Save a ton on style like these Italian-made boots. Click here to check out all the best style deals.

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iPhone XR (Refurbished)
Save up to $120: If you’re in the market for a cheap iPhone, Apple just started selling refurbished models of the iPhone XR that it released last year.

Buy Now: $599 $499 (64GB)Buy Now: $649 $539 (128GB)

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