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Today in Gear: July 28, 2015

Samsung's groundbreaking monitor, two wilderness-centric books, sweats for future winters and more.

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A day in the laughter yoga studio

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Laughter yoga, first popularized by Dr. Madan Kataria, has become an international movement. But does the science support the practice?

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Make the Perfect Fish Taco

Learn the ins and outs of the perfect fish taco, from choosing the right fish to channeling the art of simplicity.

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Power in a Small Package

The brand new Audi S3 is a tech-focused backroad monster with modern refinements.

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Laid-Back in the Mediterranean

Tel Aviv: a hub of good taste, technology and progressivism that seems somehow removed from the conflict and politics that dominates the conversation about Israel.

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EDC Knives for the Distinguished Gentleman

Just because you're all gussied up doesn't mean you shouldn't take a blade along.

Essentials for the Ultimate Gym Bag

Here is all the gear you need to get back in shape.

Best Sour and Salty Gose Beers

A revived German legend is the perfect summer beer.

Floor Lamps to Brighten Your Home

Great lighting can drastically improve a home.

Best Pocket Notebooks

The best pocket notebooks are durable, functional, and inspire a desire to write.

Loose Teas to Drink Now

Loose teas can be as sophisticated as fine wines or craft beers.

Best Multi-Tools

Perhaps it's time to try the multi-tool.

Bike Racks for Your Ride

Don't load up the junk in your trunk — use a bike rack.

Apps for Better iPhone Photos

Bring professional-quality edits to your phone photos with these seven apps.

Get Back to Analog with these Eight Camera Films

Looking to shoot film? These are the eight best films for every situation.

Ultimate Home Brewer's Guide

Here are the kits you need for your next home brew.

More Power to You

Driving the 730 Horsepower Ferrari F12berlinetta

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The F12berlinetta debuted in 2012 as the replacement for the 599GTB Fiorano. Now it's finally on the streets and wowing drivers for more reasons than it's power (730 hp) and cost (over $300k).

Hacking Mother Nature

Camping Tips and Tricks from True Outdoorsmen

Night landscape with tourist tent. Camping in the mountains

Pitch a tent, fire, pack a cooler, tie a two half-hitches: these are the camping basics. But what about the lesser-known, less intuitive ways to make camping more pleasant, comfortable or efficient? These are camping's best-kept secrets.

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The Gear to Know

Highlights of Capsule New York Men’s 2015

The Capsule New York Men's annual men's show draws some of the best men's brands from all over the country (and the world). From beard grooming products to backpacks, these 10 items, from already-released to forthcoming, caught our eye.

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Watches for the Beach, Mountains or Manning the Grill

The 7 Watches of Summer 2015

Put down the Patek. These seven watches are perfect for summer adventures -- and they all cost less than $1,000.

The Surfrider Foundation

The Group Protecting America’s Surf

What began as a group of surfers protecting their local surf spot has expanded into the largest national organization solely dedicated to America's coastlines.

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Earlier This Week

Swiped Right. Now What?

How to Plan a First Date

Here's the problem: you are good. First dates are bad. So we talked to three dating coaches to figure out how to plan a perfect first date.

What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: July 25, 2015

David Remnick interviews Ta-Nehisi Coates, Dr. Seuss's new book, the first trailer for The Revenant, a profile of Jay and Mark Duplass and NASA finds Earth's older, bigger cousin.

A day in The Laughter Yoga Salon

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Laughter yoga, first popularized by Dr. Madan Kataria, has become an international movement. But does the science support the practice?

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From Baja to Brooklyn

How to Make the Perfect Fish Taco

We traveled to Brooklyn, where the executive chef of Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. ran us through the ins and outs of the perfect fish taco, from choosing the right fish to channeling the art of simplicity.

Dress Well

This Week in Style: July 24, 2015

Converse updates the Chuck Taylor after 100 years, Jungmaven wants you in hemp by 2020, Mr. Porter shows you how to do streetwear and more.

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FORTY-YEAR-OLD WAVES AND MEMORIES

An Old Surfer’s Hawaii Heyday, in Film

In Hawaii during the late 1970s, after the last of the night’s parties and music and campfires had died down, Ballard Trent Edwards V would strap a massive longboard to the roof of his VW Fastback and drive to the beach.

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A portrait of a changing beach town

Sunset in Montauk

In the last decade of summers, more and more tourists have pushed farther down Long Island until, invariably, they've arrived at its end: Montauk. We set out to Montauk to talk to six locals -- a policeman, a teacher, a surfer, a scenester, a fisherman and a retiree -- about why and how Montauk is changing.

Vicarious Swells

15 Great Surf Instagram Accounts

When you're stuck at a desk, in a flyover state, or just someplace where the ocean's flat, open Instagram and surf vicariously through these guys' and girls' feeds.

KICK, PUSH, COAST...IN A SUIT AND TIE

5 Best Cruiser Skateboards

Kickflips and ollies aren’t requirements to coasting. They're now a viable commuting option. We’ve broken down the best commuting boards, all American made, into categories to better coalesce your eclectic needs.

The Summer Blues

10 Blue Watches for a Red-Hot Summer

Blue watches are enjoying their moment, and whether you're a pilot, a diver, a sailor or just looking for a little color on your wrist, here are the 10 best.

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Burning the Day Away

Bright Regret in Alaska’s Midnight Sun

During Alaska's summer of Midnight Sun, you can hike, bike or fish in daylight at any time of day -- but only if you're able to break with life's normal schedule.

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