12 Great Stories from 2017

Our Best Tips and How-To Stories of the Year


365 days is a lot of time to seek out stories on adventure, gear, and everything in between. Here’s a look back at the best stories our writers tackled over the course of 2017 — from a better roasted chicken to watch hacks to how to get a better fitting road bike.

How to Get a Better-Fitting Road Bike
How to Get a Better-Fitting Road Bike

Make ill-fitting bikes a thing of the past.

How to Roast the Perfect Chicken
How to Roast the Perfect Chicken

Or, how to impress friends, family, and win at leftovers.

How to Make Your Bed Like a Navy SEAL
How to Make Your Bed Like a Navy SEAL

The secret to a crisp — and clean — bed? The humble hospital corner.

Selling Your Car? Here’s How to Make as Much as Possible
Selling Your Car? Here’s How to Make as Much as Possible

There's a little bit more to it than just taking pictures, listing it and sitting back and watching the offers flood in.

The Ultimate Hotel Room Workout
The Ultimate Hotel Room Workout

Traveling is no excuse to let your body go soft. This workout takes just 20 minutes, and can be done in any hotel room.

How to Become a Gmail Master
How to Become a Gmail Master

You can send emails that self-destruct, Snapchat style.

How to Edit Your Photos to Look Professional
How to Edit Your Photos to Look Professional

Dump the filters and dig in with these easy tips.

How to Back Up Your Entire Computer
How to Back Up Your Entire Computer

Photos, videos, downloads, music, apps, settings, folders – make sure it's all locked away safely.

Expert Hacks for Buying Vintage Watches on eBay
Expert Hacks for Buying Vintage Watches on eBay

Understand the risks before reaping the rewards.

This Is the Best Cup of Coffee in America — Here’s How to Make It
This Is the Best Cup of Coffee in America — Here’s How to Make It

From Dylan Siemans, winner of the Brewers Cup at the 2017 U.S. Coffee Championships.

How I Made My Watch Better for Only $10
How I Made My Watch Better for Only $10

Changing your watch band is an easy way to refresh your watch; mesh just happens to be the best way to do it.

The Best Products of 2017

A look back at the year in gear. From superlative whiskey to sustianable denim, these were the best products released in 2017. Explore the Series