The Best Leather Boots to Wear This Fall

Autumn: It seems like every year this season pops up out of nowhere, tightening its pumpkin spice-flavored grip across the northern hemisphere. But no matter how you slice it, you’re gonna have to gear up those feet with some reliable footwear. And what better way to defend your dogs than leather boots. For the guys who won’t allow rain, snow, sleet, and everything in between stop them in their tracks (or you just want some stylish boots to wear), here are a few of the best leather boots for men to…

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Gerard Butler on Living on a Submarine and Bringing Authenticity to ‘Hunter Killer’

Two summers ago, the USS Houston, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine, made way out of the naval base at Pearl Harbor with a special guest aboard. Gerard Butler remembers standing on the deck with the boat’s captain, Commander Scott McGinnis, taking in the view and inhaling the sweet Hawaiian air before experiencing his first submarine dive. How Action Star Gerard Butler Got Back in the Saddle “The captain passed me a cigar,” says Butler over coffee at the Essex House in New York City. “I decided not to say I’m…

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5 Things You Should Know About Getting the Flu Shot This Year

Pumpkin spice, sweaters, falling leaves—and the flu. With the change of season comes an increased risk of getting sick, but aside from washing your hands frequently, eating well, and staying hydrated, there’s one other method that will help you avoid the bug this year: getting your flu shot. In fact, it’s your best bet for staying healthy, says Dr. Roger Lovell, M.D., and infectious disease specialist at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Georgia. “The flu vaccine remains the best way to prevent flu and its serious complications,” he says. “Even…

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The Last Days of the Big Cat Survivor

Last August, big-cat conservationist Alan Rabinowitz returned home to Mahopac, New York, from an 11-day expedition to Colombia’s remote Darien Gap. He was in the region, on the border with Panama, to survey the health of the forest, which had recently been targeted by miners, prospectors, and poachers—a development that threatened the area’s jaguars, the Americas’ largest feline. When I talked to Rabinowitz afterward, he sounded excited about the expedition, despite the many challenges. Army Vets First to Complete Motorcycle Trip From Alaska to South America Entirely Over Land “If…

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The Final Word on Whether Alcohol Actually Has Any Health Benefits

Sure, we could all probably stand to drink a little less. But generally, if you stick with just one to two drinks a day—what doctors classify as ‘moderate’ and the public classifies as ‘healthy’—you don’t have any risks to worry about…right?     “The short and honest answer is we don’t know,” says Gregory Marcus, M.D., director of clinical research of cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco, who studies alcohol’s effect on the heart. The science and biology are multi-faceted and nearly impossible to untangle from lifestyle and environmental…

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This Single Malt Scotch’s Return Is Worth Celebrating

If bottles of whisky were like television, the GlenDronach 15 Year Old Revival would be a rare successful reboot. This is a delicious bottle of nostalgia that holds up to even our fondest memories. We’ll admit it: from time to time we can be a little hyperbolic when it comes to whisky. Great whisky will do that to you. Remember how excited everyone got about the return of Arrested Development? All we’re saying is that sometimes things can be a letdown. And we set our expectations high earlier this summer. In short,…

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The Minimally Informed Man’s Guide to the 2018-19 NBA Season

Summer’s over, and that means it’s time for the 2018-19 NBA season to tip off. After an offseason full of drama, trade demands, superstars changing teams, major shifts from one conference to another, and LeBron James setting up shop in Los Angeles, the players are finally ready to hit the court. How 15 NBA Players Train and Get in Shape for the Basketball Season The Golden State Warriors are coming back after a dominant performance in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, while teams like the Boston Celtics, Houston…

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How History Was Made at the 2018 Ironman World Championship

The 40th anniversary of the Ironman World Championship was an event to remember. The 2018 race saw record after record fall as the triathletes made their way through the legendary—and extremely challenging—Kona course. 40 Years of Ironman: The First Winner, Gordon Haller, on Fueling With Coke and Mid-race Leg Massages Records were set on the men’s and women’s side, and things ended with a major surprise: a proposal from champion and Oakley athlete Patrick Lange. The German-born triathlete set a course record, while on the women’s side, Daniela Ryf took home…

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United States of Suds: The 50 Best Craft Beers in America

If you think craft beer is played out, think again. American breweries are still creating inventive, unique, and deliciously local brews. From Alabama to Wyoming, below you’ll find the 50 best craft beers in the country. The 76 Best Places to Drink a Beer in America To come up with our list, we selected one new and innovative beer from a brewery in every state in the country: stouts, porters, IPAs, tasty session ales, sour IPAs, and plenty more bottles and cans you’ll want to stock in your beer fridge this…

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The Best Damn Apple Tart You’ll Ever Make

There’s no better way to eat an apple than in a savory tart. Pies are saccharine and fancy salads that sprinkle chopped apple atop demote the fruit to a mere afterthought. Here, apples steal the show in an easy-to-pull-together apple tart recipe that only requires a handful of ingredients, yet emerges from the oven far more than the sum of its parts.     “Apples are a quintessential fall ingredient. My personal favorite for cooking are Braeburn. The combination of sweet and tart combined with blue cheese and shallots will…

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