Good morning. Facebook is ending its personalized Trending Topics feature. The move is part of a larger effort to curb fake news, which thrived under Facebook’s keyword-promotion algorithms. Now, the Trending Topics section will surface news stories based on geographical region. Here’s what’s good in gear: plant-based face oil, a titanium bike hammer, an ice cream scoop designed by an aerospace engineer and much more.
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And here are some fresh stories to start the day.
Triple Aught Design Parallax Messenger Bag
Triple Aught Design’s latest creation is basically the Batmobile of messenger bags. It has an astonishing amount of pockets, modular add-on points and other thoughtful features, like magnetic buckles, sternum stabilizer strap and padded laptop sleeve on the back.
Over a century after its invention, enthusiasts are still searching for the perfect ice cream scoop. This one took 38 prototypes.
Chuck Email Organization App
Chuck is a new kind of email app that aims to make Inbox Zero less elusive: rather than interacting with one email at a time, you can process emails in big batches, making a clean and organized inbox just a quick tap away.
Plant Apothecary Superfacial Face Oil
Your skin is a barrier against the elements, but it can’t work alone, and moisturizer isn’t always your best line of defense. Plant’s new Superfacial face oils are chock full of natural plant-based oils, which research shows to have loads of moisturizing and restorative effects for skin. Apply alone or with moisturizer to serve as a protective barrier for your face, whether your skin is naturally dry, oily or a combination of the two. – Caitlyn Girardi, Editorial Apprentice
Abbey Bike Tools Team Issue Titanium Bike Hammer
Perhaps the lightest and strongest bike hammer you’ll ever find. Good for garage workshops, but best for traveling tool kits.
Braun Multi Grooming Kit 9-in-1 Trimmer
With six attachments and a complimentary Gilette razor, you’ll be manscaping with the efficiency of a Nascar pit crew.
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