Archives for November 2009

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How to Sail Around the World

If you think sailing around the world isn't easy, consider this – this year alone the record for youngest person to circumnavigate the world alone was set, twice, by teenagers. Also, an even younger sailor, Jessica Watson of Australia, is about 2,500 nautical miles into a trip that, when and if she completes, will make her the youngest, solo around-the-world sailor. She is 16. It used to req …

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Butterballer

You’ve heard of it being done before but haven’t really thought about doing it yourself: frying a turkey. Simple, yet genius. How many Thanksgivings in a row can you eat the same old dry roasted turkey without snapping?It’s about time you go out on a limb and try something new to spice things up, don‘t you think? And now it’s easier, and cheaper, than ever with the Bu …

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Shakira

Shakira showing off her disco ball curves at the American Music Awards.

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Blake Lively

Blake Lively invites you to consider a more globular world view.

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The Physics of Superheroes

If you've ever found yourself shaken out of your suspended disbelief by the seemingly implausible actions of seemingly impossible superheroes, you're not alone.  There are several people in the same boat, but the most helpful of them is probably going to be Prof. James Kalakios, author of the book "The Physics of Superheroes."  In this exclusive Made Man interview, he reveals a thing or two about …

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift in white on the red carpet.

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Paraglide With Hawks in Nepal

Your first instinct, like ours, must be “What is this Dr. Dolittl-ing quackery?! Surely this cannot be real.” But it is, sir. It is. Paragliding with hawks, or, Parahaking as we say in the biz, is a unique adventure vacation which combines the nearly-lost art of falconry with the still-unlost art of paragliding. Here’s what the progenitors of this high falutin sport have to s …

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Play Poker Like a Professional

Jose Cada set a world record recently when, at 21, he became the youngest player to ever to win the World Series of Poker. So how did he do it? How can somebody like yourself cast off the shackles of a nine to fiver, and change them in for a stack of chips totaling $8.55 million? Well, here’s a few tips to get you started.  Get Plugged In Doyle Brunson, the leather-fac …

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How to Make Perfect Playlists

Long ago, we had mixed tapes to look to for proficiency in arranging music. Moreover, they were considered a gift of the utmost value, not only for their intimate nature, but for their innovative quality. The art of making a playlist today is quite different, considering iTunes has a shuffle function and now, Genius, the application which automatically pairs up well-suited songs with a single clic …

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Beatle-Infested Apple

The Beatles – notoriously stingy with their music – are plunging into the digital deep end. First Rock Band, and now this? Excellent. It seems like only a matter of time before we'll be getting their gamer tags.This month, The Beatles in conjuction with Apple and EMI are releasing a limited edition Stereo USB drive (in the shape of an Apple, of course) on which is stored their entire …

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Best Badasses In History

Throughout history, there's been a lot of badasses.  Currently, we've got Obama, Lance Armstrong, and a few others of note.  One of those few others is Ben Thompson - the up-from-his-bootstraps blogger/arbiter of badass that started the now very widely know site: Bad Ass of the Week.  A history and poli sci major from Florida State, Ben uses his intricate knowledge of the vivid tape …

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Create Your Own Comic

Always wanted to draw your own comic, but not so gifted at drawing? Can’t color in the lines and all your humans look like cat-people? Marvel’s got you covered. Head to Superhero Squad.Click “Create Your Own” comic, and all your childhood dreams will come true. Particularly useful for avoiding work at your place of employment, the site allows you to tap into your creative s …