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This Week in Gear: September 28-October 2

A look back at an entire week's worth of gear.


The Definitive Boot Buying Guide

22 of our favorite boots over eight types to keep every man moving.


Embrace Active Recovery to Repair and Rebuild Muscles

Find out why a rest day doesn't mean kicking up your feet and taking a nap.

Via Ferrata Climbing in Austria

Summiting Peaks on an "Iron Road"


In St. Anton, Austria, the sport of choice is skiing. But in the offseason, mountaineers can take on fearsome climbs along via ferrata routes, or "iron roads."

Office Warrior I

Yoga Stretches You Can Do at Your Desk


These desk-based stretches can keep you feeling fresh, focused and attentive through a long day of sitting.

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The Great Book of Cabin Envy

All the log houses you can handle.

The 10 Programs Ruling Fitness in 2015

Soul Cycle and CrossFit begat a wave of new fitness programs. Brush up on these current and upcoming selections, from Flywheel to 305 Fitness.

The Definitive Briefcase Buying Guide

Put the backpack down and step away slowly with your hands up. On second thought, put your hands on one of these.

Everything You Need to Start Practicing Yoga

Don't just make a trip to Lulu and call it a day.

Great Coffee Makers for the Office

Maintain caffeination and morale.

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When in Rome

The Calendar Watch, Explained

If you thought figuring out the Gregorian calendar, with its short months and leap years, was hard, try building a mechanical timepiece that will do it. Fortunately, watchmakers never shy away from a challenge.

How Yoga Can Improve Your Athletic Practice

Talking Yoga and Mountain Biking with Ryan Leech

Ryan Leech is a professional trials mountain biker, yogi and all-around nice guy. We sat down to ask him how yoga and mountain biking work together and how athletes can incorporate yoga into their own athletic practice.

Steel Yourself for Fall, With Steel-Toes and More

The Definitive Boot Buying Guide

While shoes are busy arguing semantics in a boardroom, boots are out in the garage welding shit. We picked 22 of our favorite boots over eight types to keep every man moving.

Straight from the Mouth of Head Chef René Redzepi

Noma’s New Chapter

René Redzepi is closing one of the most prestigious restaurants in the world to rebuild it as an urban farm. His reasoning speaks to a larger movement in the world of culinary arts.

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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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Sharp Look, Budget Price

The Best Suits Under $1,000

We found 10 great budget suits so you'll have options this winter for looking good and saving money for a tailor -- because a good-fitting suit looks great no matter the price.

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Carry a Better Bag

The Definitive Briefcase Buying Guide

We've updated our briefcase buying guide for fall 2015. The new picks range from $100 to $5,000. It's time to put down the backpack, and carry a more professional bag.

The Changing of the Aspens

Postcard: A First Glimpse of Fall

A majority of the trees in Colorado stay green all year. But the state's white-trunked aspens go from green to florescent yellow in the blink of an eye each September.

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