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Today in Gear: March 4, 2015

The first fitness band HTC, Glowpear's self-watering planters, the Travelteq A4 Portfolio, Hard Graft's collapsible Leica camera case and more.

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Or Sleep if You Want

Crack a Novel in these Reading Chairs

A good reading chair is one you can stay in for hours and hours and hours, poring through detective novels, Sunday newspapers or websites like this one. Here's a few great options to consider.

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The Home Screens of GP

A behind-the-scenes look at the apps and services our team uses most.

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Cutting Ice with a Polar Explorer

Polar explorer Will Steger has turned a chore -- cutting lake ice for refrigeration -- into a cause for celebration and fellowship. He calls it the Ice Ball.

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The Most Beautiful Motorcycle Ever Made

Why the Ducati MH900e stands above the rest.

On the Docket

The History of the NATO Strap

The trend that took over the watch industry.

Speciality Foods, Delivered

Top-notch food in the mail.

5 Apps for Refocusing this Spring

Tools to clear your head and get productive.

Outerwear that Means Business

Yes, down blazers are now a thing.

The Pitch-Perfect Legacy of Joseph Grado

Celebrating the life of a headphone icon.

This $35 Device is the Future of Computing

How the Raspberry Pi is changing the world.

Sticking Points in Trinidad's Land of Tar

Irony and exports in the Caribbean.

Jeff Gordon on Retiring

And why he was driven to win.

How Combustion Engines Work

What you need to know about the thing under your hood.

40 Foreign Films to Stream Now

Arthouse in your living room.

Loch to Table

At The Three Chimneys, One Michelin Star

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Eating at the kitchen table of The Three Chimneys, a Michelin star restaurant on the Isle of Skye.

Interview

Jimmy Chin Is Unstoppable

Jimmy Chin skiing in Chamonix, France.

In 2011, Jimmy Chin climbed one of the hardest peaks in the world, Shark's Fin on Mount Meru. What's more impressive is that he filmed the adventure, then turned it into a documentary that just won big at Sundance.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: March 4, 2015

The first fitness band HTC, Glowpear's self-watering planters, the Travelteq A4 Portfolio, Hard Graft's collapsible Leica camera case and more.

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10 Daypacks for Every Adventure
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10 Best Single Malts Under $100
Because you aren't made of money.
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10 Houseplants You Can't Kill
Because your home needs some green.
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25 Briefcases For Every Budget
Because you've graduated from backpacks.

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Earlier This Week

What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: February 27, 2015

House of Cards is back, Leonard Nimoy died at 83, the final episode of Parks and Recreation aired, an investigation of Harper Lee's new book Go Set a Watchman and an Edward Snowden AMA.

Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Phone

The Home Screens of GP

Get a quick glimpse behind the curtain with a look at the phone home screens of 15 GP staffers and a little on their favorite apps.

A 2800-pound dance partner

Waltzing with an Old Quattro

Learning to drive fast on ice takes time. So when you just start to learn, it’s best to have an instructor who know what he’s doing.

Pro Athlete, Photographer, Filmmaker, Family Man

Jimmy Chin Is Unstoppable

In 2011, Jimmy Chin climbed one of the hardest peaks in the world, Shark's Fin on Mount Meru. What's more impressive is that he filmed the adventure, then turned it into a documentary that just won big at Sundance.

Master Your Domain

The Ultimate Tool Kit

This is the ultimate tool kit, tailored to the apartment renter, condo dweller, homeowner and professional contractor.

A Study in the Finer Points of Drinking

The Perfect Bar Cart

Alcohol remains an enduring motif in the great American narrative -- probably because those who wrote it drank, and drank well. The symbol of this motif: that epitome of sophisticated drinking culture, the bar cart.