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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.


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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And the Surfing World Holds Its Breath

Shark Attacks Mick Fanning

For the first time, a shark attacked a professional surfer -- three-time world champion Mick Fanning -- during a competition, and the world was able to watch it live.

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A '60s Surfer's Haven on the Space Coast

72 Hours in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Off the coast of Central Florida, Cocoa Beach was the old stomping ground of America's first astronauts. Today, it's returned to its roots as a small surfing community. Here's where to stay, catch waves and eat tacos.

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Cuban Cigars? Not Yet. Till Then, Smoke These

Cuban cigars are coming -- eventually. Till then, tide yourself over with these 10 worthy alternatives. A great Cuban cigar is a divine smoking experience, but they're hard to get (legally). Here are 10 great alternatives that pay proper homage to Havana.

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What to See, Read and Hear

This Week in Culture: July 18, 2015

The 67th Emmy Awards nominations are out, Forbes ranks the world's most valuable sports franchises, gamers say goodbye to Saturo Iwata, the late president of Nintendo, and more.

Dress Well

This Week in Style: July 17, 2015

SuitSupply previews its Spring/Summer '16 collection, Tanner Goods releases a new dress belt, how to step up your workday style and more.

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From Chef Josh Berry at Union, Portland, ME

How to Make: Pan-Seared Cod

Chef Josh Berry thinks farm-to-table has gone stale. His recipe for local, line-caught, day boat, Casco Bay cod paired with Hong Kong fermented sausages and soy brown butter leaves the status quo behind.

The One-Vehicle Motorcade

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Hauls All

14 dudes, two bags each, plus camera equipment, two cases of water, one bag dedicated to booze, four bags of chips, and six hours ahead. For two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, that's no problem.

The Well-traveled smartphone

25 Best Travel Apps

Whether you're going abroad or visiting a neighboring state, you should take time to make sure your smartphone is ready to make your trip easier. These 17 travel apps are a good start.