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Monday, September 22nd
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A Visual Guide to Spiciness and Flavor

A Cautious Man’s Guide to Hot Peppers

Some chili peppers are more sweet than spicy, better suited to date night than a chest-beating contest with the boys. To learn more about the tamer varieties, we took a walk to the Chelsea Fruit Market. These are ones that interest us and our admittedly fragile tastebuds.

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Craft Hot Sauces Come Into Their Own

Five Tastes from the Pacific Northwest’s Hot Sauce Renaissance

The stateside culture of craft hot sauce has had a slow-burn response to veteran heavyweights like Tabasco and Texas Pete, which sacrifice flavor for heat. Enthusiasts today are gazing toward the Pacific Northwest, where artisans are using the quality and abundance of fresh, local ingredients to produce wildly diverse newcomers to our country’s cabinet of hot sauces. We tried five of the best.

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This Week's News On Wheels

This Week In Motoring: September 22, 2014

This Week in Motoring: Hamilton cuts it close at F1 Singapore, which states have the rudest drivers, Cadillac finally goes big again and much more.

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A Master at Work

Viewfinder: Gerry

Engraving is the art form of significance. In Gerry, we accompany a master engraver at work in his idyllic workshop.

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A Burning Question, Without Many Answers

Taste the Hottest Pepper Candy in the World at Your Own Peril

From the Archives: As I write this, I have a Bhut-Pepper Vertigo candy, made with five of the world’s hottest peppers, on my tongue. It is hot.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: September 22, 2014

Today in Gear: The Orange Chef smart prep pad, the Samsung NX1, a hanging tent and more.

Sunday, September 21st
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The Week's Best Writing

In Case You Missed It: September 14 – September 21

Our best articles from the last few weeks. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: evolution of the Mazda Miata, wearable fitness trackers, base jumping, the best American wheat beers, how to make a beer can camp stove, the Tissot Navigator World Time watch and more.

Saturday, September 20th
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The Gear You Missed

This Week in Gear: September 15 – 19

ood morning, welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single shot serving of an entire week’s worth of killer new gear — pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse over Sunday brunch and start your Monday completely up to speed. Drink your wheat and…

Friday, September 19th
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Know Your Stats: Deciphering Wearable Metrics

Just like they’re different in style, wearables vary in which metrics they measure: heart rate, calories burned and blood pressure are just a few metrics vital to determining fitness. Prospective buyers need to ask themselves two questions: will you actually wear it? And will you understand it? More data means nothing if you don’t know what it means or how it’s measured. Take a look at our breakdown of the different metrics and which wearables utilize each.

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Another Way to Get a Bogey

This Is Footgolf

Footgolf rose out of the zeitgeist of man’s two primary proclivities — to turn everything into a competition and to kick things. With low start-up costs and high revenue yield, the sport may be golf’s golden goal.

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You can't bullshit your health data

Decrypted: Caution in the Age of the Quantified Self

Tracking your health and fitness with the help of smartphone apps and wearables is fun and motivating; auto insurers are now allowing drivers tracking options to prove their safety and save money. But for consumers, there are also troubling implications looming concerning how a person’s digital portrait can be used and the security of important data.

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The most interesting wearable in fitness

With Athos, Has the Personal Trainer Met Its Match?

Athos is a startup that’s just a few months away from bringing to market one of the most interesting wearables yet: compression clothing capable of monitoring how hard your muscles are working, on top of heart rate, heart rate variability and breathing patterns.

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What To See, Read and Hear

This Week in Culture: September 19, 2014

The Week in Culture News: the Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from the team, Robin Thicke is a hot mess, how to shit better and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Princess Bride.

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The Age of Innocence Editor Reuel Golden Talks About His Latest Book

A Look Back at Soccer’s Golden Age

The Age of Innocence: Football in the 1970s is a photographic eulogy for the first era of worldwide soccer obsession, documenting the lives of international legends — Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Moore, Maradona, Johan Cruyff and more — on and off the pitch. We spoke with Reuel Golden, the book’s editor, about soccer’s golden age.

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Everyone Loves the Hefe

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. They’re adding aromatic hops. They’re open fermenting. They’re cultivating a beer that’s front-palate friendly with a full finish. These ten are perfect examples.