The Briefing

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: May 26, 2015

Fight Club 2, Voke's natural energy tabs, upscale summer slip-ons and more.

A Survey of Sports Nutrition Products

Want to Run Faster? Then Focus on Your Fuel

Cricket protein, mushroom extracts and a day's worth of salt in one dose. Hungry yet?


How to Plan the Perfect First Date

Three dating coaches taught us the right way to meet to meet someone (potentially) special for the first time.


The Best Grills of 2015

Days are getting longer and sleeves are getting shorter. Summer is coming in hot and fast and that means it's time to man the grill.


3 Healthy Breakfasts for Athletes

Put down that Jimmy Dean easy egg casserole. These breakfasts are quick, healthy and damn good.

On the Docket

23 Backpacks for Every Style and Budget

They're not just for school books.

Should You Really Stretch Before Exercising?

We asked experts to end the confusion.

The King of Kettlebells

How Pavel Tsatsouline became one of the most important names in strength training.

Tasting a $3,500 Scotch

Cracking the code of 185 years of whisky.

How to Clean Your Bike After Riding It

Look like a pro, ride like a pro.

It's Time to Kill the Tea Bag

And make a proper cup of tea.

F$%& Running

Writer Matt Neundorf sounds off on a beloved recreational activity.

The Ultimate Nightstand

The gear you need to create the nightstand of your dreams.

Everything You Know about Sitting Ergonomically Is Wrong

Why ramrod straight ain't so great.

Cars of the Corporate Ladder

Bring the office party, no matter what your title.

How Speakers Work

Where the Physics Meets the Showroom

Embrace Fast Flipping

The Secret to Cooking the Perfect Steak


Stop living a lie. Many food experts now agree that fast flipping is the best way to cook a steak. Here's how to do it.

Drink Your Wheaties

The Best American Wheat Beers


If you associate wheat beer with Blue Moon and a slice of orange, this is your primer to the world of American brewers doing something more with their wheat malt.

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Latest Stories

Remembering D-Day: “The Horrible Waste of War” by Ernie Pyle

It's been 71 years since the invasion of Normandy by Allied troops, the largest seaborne invasion in history in the largest war in history. It was just after the massive beachhead invasion that war correspondent Ernie Pyle walked along the shoreline of one landing beach and looked out on what the invasion had left in its wake. This became the subject of his short piece, "The Horrible Waste of War", published on June 16, 1944.

What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: May 23, 2015

Letterman hosts his last Late Show, American Pharoah wins at the Preakness, Mad Max: Fury Road redefines action movies in 2015 and Joshuah Bearman concludes his two part story on the infamous Silk Road.

Four Lists You Missed

5 Stogies for the Backyard BBQ
Because they pair perfectly with grilled meat.
The 25 Best Running Shoes of 2015
Because your feet deserve better.
6 Hydration Packs for Running
Because hydration is the key to performance.
Sandals for Grown-Ass Men
Because your feet could use some sun.

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Earlier This Week

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: May 22, 2015

An app that lists every wi-fi hotspot on earth, a collection of biking gear in 11 different colorways, Neil Stephenson's new Sci-Fi epic and more.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: May 21, 2015

Retro arcade cabinets by Love Hulten, REI's stylish new outdoor gear collection, a witty pocket guide to trail running and more.

Hands-free hydration

The Best Hydration Packs for Running

Running without water is like jumping out of a plane without a parachute. These six hydration packs are among the best on the market, each with unique features that sets it apart from the field.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: May 20, 2015

An app that helps beer lovers find up-to-date tap lists, Babeth's Feast introduces an Italian line of deliverable cuisine, the new 15-inch Macbook Pro and more.

Bring Back the 100-Meter Dash

Why I Fucking Hate Running

Like clearing gutters or negotiating with a car salesman, everything about running infuriates Matt Neundorf. In fact, he fucking hates it.