The Best of David Sanborn – David Sanborn

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The Best of David Sanborn

David Sanborn

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 10.99

Release Date: November 8, 1994

© ℗ 1994 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

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The Best Dress Watches for Every Budget

For men, finding the right dress watch is similar to finding the right suit. It should fit you well, reflect your personal style, and elevate your look in formal settings. But even if you don’t put on a suit very often, having a solid dress timepiece is a must.

“Every man needs very few accessories to look great in a formal setting—but a dress watch is one of them,” says stylist and watch expert Paul Frederick. “Instead of the bells, whistles, and bulk that come with sportier watches, a slim, classic dress watch adds polish without stealing the show.”

Also like a suit purchase, doing your research before you make the plunge is critical. Here’s what you need to know when adding a polished dress watch to your time-telling arsenal.


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What Makes a Dress Watch
Most dress watches are recognizable by their slim profile and clean aesthetic, free of the many complications you’d find in a dive watch or a pilot watch. Many have a leather strap of some kind, be it calfskin, crocodile, or other exotic hides. However, there are some exceptions for finer steel bracelets, which typically give off a sportier vibe.

What to Look for in a Dress Watch
A dress watch should be around 40 millimeters in diameter or smaller. Look for a clean dial—darker is typically more formal—that’s simple and elegant but still eye catching. Unique leather straps will elevate your look, whether they’re embossed or real. Black and brown are the safe choices, but try a green or blue strap if you dare.


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What to Consider Before Buying
First, think about how often you’ll wear this watch, and let that dictate your budget. However, you don’t want to drop a grand or more for a watch that you’ll only wear with a suit. Consider buying a more casual bracelet or strap as well so you can swap it out for a more laid-back vibe.

And although there are tons of modern dress watches to choose from, don’t forget vintage options. They tend to be compact and easy to wear with more formal attire. Sites like Chrono24 and Tourneau are good places to start.

How to Wear a Dress Wristwatch
Fit is crucial with dress watches because you’ll often be wearing it with long sleeves. “The slimmer a watch, the better, as these watches need to fit under your tailored sleeve cuff,” Frederick says. If you get custom shirts made, tell your tailor which wrist you wear your watch on so they can leave more room in the cuff.

If you’re right-handed, your watch’s crown and part of the case should barely peek out when standing at rest. When you bend your elbow 90 degrees or more, your jacket and shirt should reveal your whole watch. If this isn’t the case, wear your watch and suit to your tailor, and they can adjust it accordingly.

But don’t worry too much about breaking any style rules. The most important thing is loving the watch you buy.

MVMT Atlas

Simple. Elegant. Affordable. These are three great virtues of any dress watch—all in one. Its sleek, minimalist dial and superthin bezel give it a simple feel that will look good with any outfit.

[$ 140; mvmt.com]

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Larsson & Jennings LJXII Norse Leather

This handsome, square-cased watch is a classic, timeless pick. Its gold roman numeral hour markers give it a sophisticated vibe, while the black case and bracelet lend a formal feel.

[$ 178; larssonandjennings.com]

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Withings Steel HR

Who says a dress watch can’t also be functional? This sleek black dress watch doubles as a full fitness tracker that monitors seven metrics—including heart rate in the subdial—and comes in a dozen strap variations. 

[$ 179.95; withings.com]

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Tissot Heritage Visodate

Modern watches are great, but sometimes looking to the past is a surefire path to killer style. This vintage-inspired piece has an old-school vibe with modern details like a cool stainless steel mesh bracelet. 

[$ 350; us.tissotshop.com]

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Timex American Documents 41mm Leather Strap Watch

As part of its new made-in-America line called American Documents, this watch from Timex is as classic as they come and features all-American parts and assembly (save for its ever-accurate Swiss movement).

[$ 495; timex.com]

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Martenero Kerrison

Meet the most affordable automatic movement you’ll find just about anywhere. For work, the weekend, or anywhere in between, this sharp watch is a solid choice. Bonus: You’ll never need to change a battery. 

[$ 595; martenero.com]

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Movado Ultra Slim

Stand out in a sea of black suits and watches with this tonal watch that will show your style chops, while still maintaining an elegant vibe that will set your style apart from the pack.

[$ 695; movado.com]

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Shinola The Bedrock Chrono 42mm

As part of Shinola’s first dress watch, this model is one of the few on this list with an elegant chronograph. It also features a supple leather strap and subdials that track elapsed time—all made in Detroit.

[$ 900; shinola.com]

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Hamilton Spirit of Liberty Auto

This classic dress watch celebrates Hamilton’s American heritage—it was founded in Pennsylvania in 1892—with an engraving on the leather strap that reads “without liberty, life is a misery.”

[$ 995; hamiltonwatch.com]

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Rado Diamaster Thinline

A quality watch should never lose its luster. This model uses a ceramic and metal alloy for its case, which will never fade. And its sapphire crystal will never scratch or scuff either. 

[$ 2,250; rado.com]

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Frederique Constant Slimline Power Reserve Manufacture

With a 28-jewel automatic movement, 50-hour power reserve, an elegant date subdial, and a navy crocodile leather strap, this show-stopping dress watch is the right choice when you mean business.

[$ 3,195; frederiqueconstant.com]

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Nomos Glaschuette Tangente Neomatik 41 Update Ruthenium

Known for its slender watches and modern aesthetic, Nomos Glaschuette makes standout watches with unique features like its date ring that uses two red dashes to frame the day’s date.

[$ 4,100; nomos-glashuette.com]

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Tudor Black Bay 41 S&G

With its sleek, classic dial and iconic snowflake hour hand, this Tudor watch is a smart choice for any guy. Its steel and gold design means it will go well with any black or brown suit you wear.

[$ 4,150; tudorwatch.com]

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Breitling Premier Automatic 40

Add a fun pop of color to any outfit with this bold blue automatic, which features an eye-catching croc strap and a convenient 38-hour time reserve, so you can always stay on time. 

[$ 4,200; breitling.com]

 

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IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Le Petit Prince”

As part of its recurring Mark series, this IWC watch combines the brand’s pilot heritage with its elegant precision—all in a sophisticated blue-dialed timepiece that’s every bit as beautiful as it is accurate. 

[$ 5,150; iwc.com]

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Omega Constellation Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer

This watch is so insanely accurate, it was the world’s first Master Chronometer. Its signature pie-pan dial in blue is a nod to Omega’s first constellation design in 1952—and this model is just as cool.

[$ 6,900; omegawatches.com]

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Rolex Datejust 36

Part mechanical marvel, part status symbol, Rolex watches are indelibly popular for a reason. This model is a certified chronometer rendered in steel and white gold with an understated 36-millimeter black dial to match. You simply can’t go wrong.

[$ 8,200; rolex.com]

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Weiss Executive Issue Field Watch

Each of these 18-karat gold Executive Issue watches is made to order by founder Cameron Weiss and fitted with a shell cordovan strap that makes for an impressive watch befitting any executive, current or aspiring.

[$ 8,950; weisswatchcompany.com]

 

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Patek Philippe 5146J

If you want even more than the best, this is the watch for you. Aside from a case made from yellow gold, it has day, month, date complications, as well as an elegant moonphase complication. In short, it’s one of the most impressive dress watches money can buy. 

[$ 39,580; patek.com]

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The Best Ways to Exfoliate Your Skin From Head to Toe

Winter may be gone, but it left its mark. Just look in the mirror or have a feel. Skin like stucco? It’s time to give yourself some allover TLC—i.e. it’s time to exfoliate.

Scrubbing your body helps SPF soak in, stops ingrown hairs, and may reduce scars or blemishes, says Caesar Jimenez, owner of Groom Spa in San Francisco. Here are three of our favorite products to get the job done.

Seshin Korean Scrub Mitt
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We like the Binu Binu Seshin Korean Scrub Mitt to exfoliate skin and boost circulation in the shower.

Get it

[$ 22; binubinu.com]

Ren Guérande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm
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Or grab a tub of Ren Guérande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm, scented with basil and peppermint oils. Rub it on dry skin, then rinse.

Get it

[$ 37; renskincare.com]

Oars+Alps Blue Charcoal Bar Soap.
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For daily use, we prefer the gritty Oars+Alps Blue Charcoal Bar Soap.

Get it

[$ 14; oarsandalps.com]

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Daughter Apple Martin Is 15! See Their Best Twinning Moments

Apple Martin, Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow and her daughter Apple Martin rank high among those Hollywood mother-daughter duos that bear an uncanny resemblance to each other. Ahem: we’re looking at you too, Reese…


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The Very Best of Don Henley – Don Henley

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The Very Best of Don Henley

Don Henley

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: June 16, 2009

© ℗ 2014 Geffen Records

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The Best Sunglasses to Wear This Spring Are Timeless and Effortlessly Cool

You don’t need a total wardrobe overhaul for spring. All it takes is a few key accessories—like a new pair of sunglasses—to feel like a new man this season.


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Check out our five favorite frames. You can consider them spring style MVPs.

Emporio Armani EA4123
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Emporio Armani A4123

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Go for an unexpected pop of color that’s still tame enough to wear everywhere. These full-rim navy specs from Emporio Armani are suitable for the beach, an al fresco lunch, and even with a casual spring or summer suit.

[$ 165; sunglasshut.com]

Montblanc Aviator Frame Metal Sunglasses
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Montblanc Aviator Frame Metal Sunglasses

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These metal aviators boast durability and functional, utilitarian style what with their polarized lenses and double bridge design.

[$ 600; montblanc.com]

Ray-Ban Meteor Classic
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Ray-Ban Meteor

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Evoke a 60s vibe with these timeless striped-tortoise acetate frames (also available in black and classic tortoise). They’re bold, cool, and perfect for a laidback sense of style.

[$ 173; ray-ban.com]

Spyoptic Sundowner
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Spy Optic Sundowner

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You can’t beat the price of these sunglasses. They’re made of a near-indestructible thermoplastic frames and polycarbonate lenses, which are far more resistant to impacts than glass or plastic. The Sundowner also boasts 100% UV protection, making them a stellar choice for beach jaunts.

[$ 65, spyoptic.com]

Persol PO2454S
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Persol PO2454S

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Elevate your look with these Persol frames. The classic color options—brown and gold, silver and light blue, black and green, havana and gradient brown—are timeless, but the unique curvature of the bridge adds a deeper level of intrigue.

[$ 340; persol.com]

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His Best Mistake – Lucy King

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His Best Mistake

Lucy King

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: January 22, 2018

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Seller: Tule Publishing Inc.


Is it too much to ask for a relationship that works? When Stella Grant realises her perfect romance is a lie and that she's the other woman, she flees to her remote cottage in the Highlands to lick her wounds. Billionaire currency trader Jack Maclean has nothing but contempt for the woman who stole not only his sister’s fiancé but quite possibly a family heirloom to boot. Nonetheless, he wants answers and he intends to get them. A quick trip north should do the trick. Never in a million years could he have predicted a kamikaze sheep and inclement weather would leave him stranded. Jack might be gorgeous but Stella isn’t in the market for a man, especially one who hates her. No matter how attractive he finds her Stella is the very last person Jack should want. The trouble is, they’re all alone and the chemistry is irresistible, and, well, what happens in Scotland stays in Scotland, right?

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Monster Prick: An Older Brother’s Best Friend Romance (Unabridged) – Kendall Ryan

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Monster Prick: An Older Brother’s Best Friend Romance (Unabridged)

Kendall Ryan

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 5.99

Publish Date: November 20, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Kendall Ryan

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Amazon’s In-House Line Has the Best Basics for Any Wardrobe

Amazon has already changed the way we shop for the everyday staples in our lives. Now, Amazon wants to change the way we stock up our closet. While apparel has always been a solid portion of its business, Goodthreads seeks to make Amazon a go-to supplier of the wardrobe staples we all need to get dressed every morning.

Everything we’ve seen at Amazon Goodthreads is all well-made, good-looking, well-priced stuff. Sure, there are some pricier, more targeted fashion options, like sport coats. But by focusing on delivering everyday wardrobe staples like chinos, Oxfords, jeans, and shorts, Amazon has come out with a line of gear that’s comparable to anything you’ll find at well-known fashion retailers. And most of it—surprise, surprise—its far cheaper.

Goodthreads takes wear-everywhere apparel to the next level. There are so many color and style options that can’t-miss pairings are easy. With everything from long- and short-sleeve button-downs to chino pants and shorts made from wrinkle-free stretch cotton blends, it’s classic but contemporary, not just in style but construction. The board shorts and swim trunks are great, the jackets and sweaters are quality.

Look, there are certain weapons we all carry in our style arsenal. Comfortable casual chinos, dressy (still comfortable) chinos, a nice (but comfortable) Oxford shirt, etc. Plus drawers full of socks, tee shirts, and underwear. These items are staples of our wardrobe because they’re (you guessed it) comfortable, and versatile. Everything else gets shoved to the back, and we end up wearing our go-to’s over and over again.

But there’s a drawback to comfort and versatility. Staples wear out. So year after year, we go buy the same things we love, because year after year, they wear out. Wouldn’t it be great if the clothes we love and need weren’t so darn expensive? With Amazon Goodthreads, now you can stock up on all the staples you need, everyday.

Check out some of our favorites from Amazon Goodthreads, and see the complete line of Goodthreads wardrobe staples here.

“The Perfect Oxford Shirt”

Comfortable, simple and sharp, the “perfect Oxford” is a staple of any man’s wardrobe—and this one is well-made, and very affordable. It tucks in and dresses up nicely, or hangs loose and casual for when you’re off the clock. It comes in six colors that are ideal for year-round style.

GET IT: Pick up “The Perfect Oxford Shirt” ($ 25) at Amazon

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Slim-Fit Short-Sleeve Solid Poplin Shirt

This casual weekend-perfect staple features a button-down collar and box-pleated back yoke. Made in soft-yet-sturdy tumbled cotton, it has a unique Heritage Wash for a lived-in feel right out of the box. And it comes in four bright colors: white, blue, pink, and purple (shown).

GET IT: Pick up the Slim-Fit Short-Sleeve Poplin Shirt ($ 21) at Amazon

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Washed Comfort Stretch “Perfect Chino”

An easy-wearing casual chino that shifts from weekday to weekend without missing a beat, it features an touch of stretch elastane for comfort. With button-through rear pockets and off-seam side pockets, it’s available in a wide range of waist and inseam sizes. And it comes in 15—that’s fifteen!—colors to choose from. 

GET IT: Pick up the Slim Washed “Perfect Chino” ($ 26) at Amazon

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Long-Sleeve Linen/Cotton Blend Shirt

The casual, comfortable must-have for sweltering summer days, this 55 percent linen, 45 percent cotton long-sleeve features a c patch chest pocket and box-pleated back yoke. It’s tapered through the waist for a tailored silhouette, so if you prefer a bit more room down low, size up.

GET IT: Pick up this Long-Sleeve Linen/Cotton Blend Shirt (from $ 26) at Amazon

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Slim-fit Wrinkle-free Dress Chinos

It’s a classic dress chino, cut slim through the thigh and tapered down to a standard, 15-inch leg opening. They come in a variety of styles and colors, but we like this subtle houndstooth pattern. 

GET IT: Pick up these Slim-fit Wrinkle-free Dress Chinos ($ 35) at Amazon

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7″ Porkchop Pocket Stretch Canvas Shorts

Clean and casual, the classic canvas short is made with a versatile cotton/elastane blend and a flat front design—with retro-inspired porkchop pockets, for added portability. With 14 colors, there’s bound to be one that’s perfect for your summer.

GET IT: Pick up the 7″ Porkchop Pocket Canvas Shorts ($ 25) at Amazon

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5-Pack Patterned of Socks 10% OFF

Nine distinct colorways are available of Goodthreads’ patterned dress socks. This is the blue/yellow/grey scheme; there are plenty of patterns and colors to choose from. But for five pairs of well-made dress socks, this price is impossible to beat.

GET IT: Pick up a 5-Pack Patterned Socks ($ 14; was $ 15) at Amazon

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The Very Best Of – Lonnie Johnson

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The Very Best Of

Lonnie Johnson

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: July 25, 2005

© ℗ 2007 Goldenlane Records

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The Very Best of Tracy Lawrence (Deluxe Edition) [Remastered] – Tracy Lawrence

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The Very Best of Tracy Lawrence (Deluxe Edition) [Remastered]

Tracy Lawrence

Genre: Country

Price: $ 13.99

Release Date: July 10, 2007

© ℗ 2007 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group company

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best – Sonny Boy Williamson II

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best

Sonny Boy Williamson II

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: January 1, 1997

© ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Best of Squirrel Nut Zippers – Squirrel Nut Zippers

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The Best of Squirrel Nut Zippers

Squirrel Nut Zippers

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 29, 2002

© ℗ 2002 Mammoth Records, Inc.

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The Harry James Orchestra: The Best of the War Years – The Harry James Orchestra

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The Harry James Orchestra: The Best of the War Years

The Harry James Orchestra

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 17, 2001

© ℗ 2001 Stardust Records

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Best of the Big Bands – Harry James

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Best of the Big Bands

Harry James

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: May 29, 1990

© ℗ Originally released 1939, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1948. All rights reserved by SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. Originally released prior to 1972. All rights reserved by SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. (P) 1990, 2007 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

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Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton – Blake Shelton

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Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

Genre: Country

Price: $ 10.99

Release Date: November 9, 2010

© ℗ 2010 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.

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Movie Trivia Madness: Interesting Facts and Movie Trivia: Best Trivia, Book 1 (Unabridged) – Steve Murray & Bill O’Neill

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Movie Trivia Madness: Interesting Facts and Movie Trivia: Best Trivia, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Steve Murray & Bill O’Neill

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 12.99

Publish Date: April 12, 2017

© ℗ © 2017 LAK Publishing

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The Best Pilot Watches for Men

These days, guys may sometimes wear watches for show, but for the aviators over the past century, the timepieces made a real difference. Chronographs, tachymeters, and all the other complications you’ll find in the best pilot watches are time-tested tools for keeping an aviator in the air—but can also be useful in your everyday life.

“Pilot watches are one of the coolest gear watches because they have this rich history that’s dictated their design,” says the founder and CEO of watch retail site Crown & Caliber Hamilton Powell. Cartier created not only the first pilot’s watch, but one of the first-ever wristwatches—called the Santos—in 1904 for famous Brazilian pilot Albert Santos Dumont, who was struggling to read his pocket watch mid-flight. Unlike many round pilot watches today, it had a square bezel and Roman numeral hour markers. “Today, onboard computers take care of the necessity of the pilot watch, but the spirit hasn’t been lost,” Powell says.

But if you’re considering a pilot watch, there are a few things you should know before you buy. If you’re looking to use all of a pilot watch’s capability, consider one with a chronograph—a stopwatch function controlled by two pushers on either side of the crown. A tachymeter—denoted by small markers on the dial starting at 12:00—can help you read distance over time. Some digital watches also display altitude, temperature, and barometric pressure. If you’re looking for one that just looks great on your wrist, be sure to choose one with a diameter that isn’t wider than your wrist itself. Watches between 38 and 42 millimeters wide are a safe bet for most guys.

“These watches are casual enough for a T-shirt, but can also look great with a suit,” Powell says. “And they can easily showcase their personality at a glance.” If you often wear a button-up shirt, choose one with a slim case. Sportier watches with large cases and busier dials often look better with casual attire, while simple, slim watches with fewer complications are a safer bet when wearing a sport coat or a suit.

No matter how you wear them, scroll down to see our list of the best watches to consider—whether you’re looking for all the functionality or want one that has a pilot watch-inspired style—starting at under $ 200.

Michael Kors Jetmaster Black IP

If you’re looking for a watch that’s more jet fighter than propeller plane, this affordable blackout watch is a good option. Its three-hand movement, chronograph, and subdials give it a bold, technical feel that’s just as functional as it is badass.

[$ 130; watchstation.com]

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Timberland Richdale Watch

Is vintage more your vibe? Try this simple chronograph with an old-school seconds hand and sepia tone dial. Its features—dual time and date functions—are not only modern, but useful too.

[$ 169; timberland.com]

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Hugo Boss Pilot Vintage

Classic and timeless are two traits to look for in any watch. This one is both. The blue dial and tan leather strap are a foolproof combination that will look just as good in a flight suit as it will a two-piece suit.

[$ 195; hugoboss.com]

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Timex Waterbury Linear Chronograph

Need to time your plane’s fuel supply—or just want to time your kid’s track meet? This sharp watch has a linear chronograph with two unique subdials for an unexpected feel that’s reminiscent of a plane’s control panel. Even cooler: the under-$ 200 price tag.

[$ 199; timex.com]

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Avi-8 Hawker Hurricane

To commemorate RAF test pilot and mastermind behind the Hawker Hurricane fighter plane George Bulman, this watch features a cockpit-inspired design complete with a tonal roundel (the bullseye design found on WWII-era planes). It’s an affordable option that majorly upgrades your style game.

[$ 230; avi-8nation.com]

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Seiko Prospex SSG015

Want a watch that looks great and requires zero maintenance? This light-powered watch receives radio signals that automatically adjust its time, and a six-month reserve means you’ll never have to change the battery. Not bad.

[$ 476; seikousa.com]

 

 

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Bulova Lunar Pilot

Originally designed for the Apollo space missions, this has a chronograph-tachymeter combo for measuring time and distance, as well as a sapphire crystal that won’t scratch or crack under pressure. Wear it with a white tee or your best suit—it’s fit for every situation.

[$ 540; bulova.com]

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Citizen World Chronograph A-T

This solar-powered chronograph has a built-in power reserve, automatically changes times when you enter a new time zone, and a smart perpetual calendar that accounts for the number of days in each month as well as leap years. The dial also features the insignia of famous jet fighters the Blue Angels.

[$ 540; citizenwatch.com]

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G-Shock GWRB1000-1A1

This carbon and titanium solar-powered watch can resist water, shock, vibration, and the centrifugal force fighter pilots experience. It also has tons of features like Bluetooth-enabled time updates to make sure you stay on track during your busiest days. 

[$ 800; gshock.com]

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Shinola The Canfield Sport

Aside from its dashing good looks and a ceramic inlaid bezel, the Canfield tracks a second time zone by showing the day and month in the center of the dial and a fourth hand points to the date along the outer rim. It’s a showstopper of a wristwatch you’ll have a hard time taking off at the end of the day.

[$ 1,000; shinola.com]

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Hamilton X-Wind Day Date

This handsome automatic has all the complications of typical pilot watches, but if you really want to, it also lets you keep your plane on the right track by calculating its draft angle when you enter your airspeed via the rotating external bezel. It also just looks really damn cool.

[$ 1,095; shop.hamiltonwatch.com]

 

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Mido Multifort GMT

A GMT function is a bit of a status symbol among automatic pilot watches. This sleek automatic shows a second time zone via a red second hour hand and colorful hour markers—all with a polished steel bracelet.

[$ 1,250; us.shopmido.com]

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Alpina Startimer Pilot Vintage

This watch’s GMT function lets you track a second time zone by temporarily moving the hour hand. It’s encased in a steel case with a sharp copper-colored dial and illuminated hands for nighttime flights—or when your next dinner runs late.

[$ 1,395; alpinawatches.com]

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Garmin Marq Aviator

For the serious aviator or anyone just looking for a handsome wristwatch with serious tech, this watch has it all: a digital screen that reveals direct-to coordinates, a moving map, weather reports, heart rate and pulse monitor, flight plan and logging—and that’s just about half of them.

[$ 1,950; garmin.com]

 

 

 

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Bremont Airco Mach 1

Consider it a mainstay of British aviation watchmaking: Bremont’s Airco automatic is a certified chronometer (a certification given to only the most exact movements) with a 38-hour power reserve to maintain the correct time.

[$ 3,895; bremont.com]

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Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional

This iconic watch has a famous manual-winding movement. Why? Its creators needed to work in space. And while it’s not a traditional aviation watch per se—it has been present on all six lunar missions, meaning it can handle anything you throw its way.

[$ 5,350; omegawatches.com]

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IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire

This watch, made by IWC—among the most iconic watches in aviation you could wear on your wrist—has a 46-hour Power Reserve, iron case for protection against magnetic fields, and a secured crystal that won’t be displaced by sudden changes in air pressure. In other words: It’s worth every penny.

[$ 6,250; iwc.com]

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Breitling 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk

This world-class Breitling is a must-have for any collector. It invokes the spirit of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, an American fighter plane, which is emblazoned on its transparent caseback. Its sharp olive dial, red chronograph hand, and 70-hour time reserve make it the ideal pilot watch.

[$ 7,710; breitling.com]

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The Very Best of Kool & The Gang – Kool & The Gang

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The Very Best of Kool & The Gang

Kool & The Gang

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: March 1, 1999

© A Mercury Records release; This Compilation ℗ 1999 UMG Recordings Inc.

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NFL experts on the schedule: Picking best matchups and biggest winners

Baker Mayfield gets four prime-time games. The Patriots have an easy schedule — again. Here’s what you need to know from the schedule.
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Raptors find the best version of themselves for a critical Game 2 rout

Toronto was one game late to the NBA playoffs. But Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry & Co. showed up in grand fashion.
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The Best of Kenny Lattimore – Kenny Lattimore

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The Best of Kenny Lattimore

Kenny Lattimore

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: February 24, 2004

© ℗ 1996, 1998, 2004 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Temptations, Vol. 1: The ’60s – The Temptations

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Temptations, Vol. 1: The ’60s

The Temptations

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: August 31, 1999

© A Motown Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Buddy Guy – Buddy Guy

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: January 1, 2001

© ℗ 2001 Geffen Records

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The Very Best of The Doors – The Doors

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The Very Best of The Doors

The Doors

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 19.99

Release Date: January 29, 2008

© ℗ 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company

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Best Suited For

Bob meets Bill at the bar after work and is looking down in the dumps.

“What’s wrong now Bob,” asked Bill.

Bob replies, “They called in a management team and gave everyone in the office an aptitude test to see what they were best suited for.”

“Yeah, so what’s the problem with that,” asks Bill.

Bob sighs, “Well, it seems I’m best suited for unemployment.”

Received from Joke du Jour.
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The Best Wallets You Can Buy Right Now

We spend a lot of time thinking about how to spend our money, but we rarely think twice about how to carry it around. Like a window into your life, a wallet can say a lot about you. A worn, basic bifold bursting with receipts might imply one thing—and a slim, classic card case another. No matter what kind you prefer, a good wallet should be sharp, durable, and easy to use. But that doesn’t mean you need to empty your wallet to buy your next one—although the wallets at the end of this list are certainly tempting. Your next one should fit your lifestyle. Whether you’re climbing the face of a mountain or the corporate ladder, we’ve got the best wallets no matter your top priority: stashing your cash, protecting your information, keeping all your valuables in one place, making a statement—or all of the above.

Types of Wallets
A good wallet should fit your lifestyle, so think about what you’ll be using your wallet for: stashing your cash, protecting your information, consolidating your valuables, making a statement—or all of the above. A leather bifold is the standard go-to for a slim, back-pocket wallet. Trifolds are sometimes a bit bulkier, yet more narrow and easy to fit in your pocket. Card cases are ideal for carrying in your front pocket, and card cases work well if you want to keep everything in one place. In any case, let your day-to-day needs lead the way.

What Kind of Leather Wallet?
When looking for leather, check the tag for quality indicators. “Genuine leather” isn’t certifying that the leather is real—it’s an actual grade of leather, typically the lowest quality used for consumer sales. Top grain, the most common leather, is often buffed down to remove blemishes. And full grain is the best quality that shows the full depth and texture of the hide. If you want the best, look for this term on the inside of the wallet.

How to Care for Your Leather Wallet
If you do opt for a leather wallet, always follow the care instructions included with the piece. But if you want to give your wallet a quick refresh, remove all your cards and cash, wipe it down inside and out to remove any debris, and use a soft cloth (an old T-shirt will do the trick) to apply leather conditioner or mink oil to keep your wallet hydrated to prevent dryness or cracking—and to give it a rich color that will develop more and more over time.

The Best Wallets for Men to Buy Right Now

Chrome industries Zip Wallet

Known for its nearly indestructible bike bags, Chrome knows how to make gear that lasts. This easy-open zip-up wallet made from its signature, tough-as-nails nylon material could last you until retirement.

[$ 30; chromeindustries.com]

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Fossil Fairman RFID Flip ID Bifold

Don’t let this wallet’s looks fool you. Beneath its soft leather exterior, this wallet protects your credit cards’ Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips from unwanted scanners trying to steal your information.

[$ 33.60; fossil.com]

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OtterBox Commuter Series Wallet

Want to free up your pockets and keep everything in one place? This famously tough phone case has a handy, drop-proof drawer to stash your cards and cash—all in a slim profile that still fits nicely into your pocket.

[$ 44.90; otterbox.com]

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Barbour Grain Card Holder

If you’re looking for something classic and understated, this pebbled leather card case is a perfect fit. Known for its timeless jackets, Barbour makes great wallets that are straighforward, practical, and easy to use.

[$ 49; farfetch.com]

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Timbuk2 The Layover Zip Wallet

If you want to show more of an edge, this cool, distressed leather zip wallet keeps your cards, cash, and coins from falling out—all with a badass exterior that will only look cooler with time.

[$ 55; timbuk2.com]

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Armani Exchange Scattered Logo Cardcase

Sleek and streamlined, this vertical bifold gives you just enough room for cards, while the other side lets you slide in cash and receipts for a no-nonsense approach any guy can appreciate.

[$ 60; armaniexchange.com]

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Filson Tin Cloth Smokejumper Wallet

This wallet is one of the toughest on the list. It’s made from Filson’s famous oil-finish Tin Cloth that’s just as attractive as it is tough. Not surprising, considering it was made at the request of firefighters to survive even the roughest conditions.

[$ 65; filson.com]

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Leatherology Thin Bifold Wallet

Made from full-grain leather—the highest grade you can get—this classic wallet has a slim profile that won’t bulk up your look. It also comes with an optional RFID protection and hand-painted monogram.

[$ 65; leatherology.com]

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Orvis Front Pocket Wallet

Want to avoid unwelcome pickpockets? Carrying your wallet in your front pocket instead of the back is a great place to start. This steerhide leather wallet is made to keep up with an outdoorsman, but looks great in the city too.

[$ 73; orvis.com]

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Tommy Hilfiger Icon Leather Wallet and Coin Case

Give your look a pop of color with this classic red, white, and blue leather bifold. Its durable interior lets you store bills and cards, as well as a handy, built-in coin pocket.

[$ 79.50; tommy.com]

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Michael Kors Harrison Slim Metallic Bifold Wallet

Want a wallet that will turn heads? This metallic material will make a bold statement and reflect your style chops. But when the show’s over, its slim silhouette will fit easily in your pocket—until you’re ready to impress again.

[$ 88; michaelkors.com]

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Dango M1 Maverick Bifold Wallet

If MacGyver were still around today, he’d carry this wallet. Its aluminum frame has loopholes for tethers, protects your RFID cards, and has a stay-put strap for your cash. Its leather flap holds tons of cards and even has a loop to hold a spare key.

[$ 109; dangoproducts.com]

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Billykirk No. 154 Tri-Fold Wallet

Quality leather can last a lifetime. This hand-stitched wallet is made from high-grade, undyed leather that will develop a rich patina over time, and its clever tri-fold design makes for easy access.

[$ 115; billykirk.com]

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Shinola Five Pocket Card Case

Now a mainstay in American-made leather, Shinola’s leather card holder blends a classic card case form with a rich, modern oxblood color that’s equal parts functional, sophisticated, and unique.

[$ 125; shinola.com]

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Hugo Boss Pebbled Calfskin Wallet

The softer the leather, the more luxurious the feel. The smooth calfskin on this leather says you enjoy the finer things in life, while the bold blue hue gives it a flash of personality.

[$ 178; hugoboss.com]

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Red Wing Heritage Trucker Wallet

Made to keep all your belongings secure on even the longest haul, this wallet style has a tough, zippered pouch and can attach to your belt with a matching leather lanyard.

[$ 190; redwingheritage.com]

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Porsche Design Carbon Wallet H8

This sleek bifold is made from the same tough, yet elegant carbon fiber you’d expect to find in a Porsche—with more than 10 slots to hold all your cards while you hit the road.

[$ 270; porschedesign.com]

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Bally Taliro Wallet

If you want to up your style ante, try a coat wallet—also called a breast wallet—that’s designed to be carried in a jacket or topcoat. This leather design not only has ample room for all your accoutrements, it shows you’re not afraid to invest in the best.

[$ 280; bally.com]

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Smythson Panama Money Clip Wallet

Need to get to your cash quickly, but don’t want it loose in your pocket? Try a money clip wallet with an interior hook to keep all your benjamins folded inside its sleek leather exterior.

[$ 315; smythson.com]

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Montblanc Meisterstück Selection Lizard Wallet

Just like its iconic pens, Montblanc has high-end leather accessories to match. This calfskin leather wallet has a distinct leather grain and the brand’s classic emblem that says you’re a savvy spender.

[$ 345; montblanc.com]

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Ermenegildo Zegna Pellessuta Card Holder

A pricey wallet by itself doesn’t mean you have great taste. But it certainly does when that wallet has contrasting, woven lambskin accents in a chevron pattern taken from Zegna’s design archives.

[$ 420; zegna.us]

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Dunhill Duke Metallic 6CC Billfold Wallet

Want a taste of luxury? A wallet from Dunhill is a smart choice. This century-old company has updated its timeless leather with an aluminum-based metallic foil that says you only settle for the best.

[$ 500; dunhill.com]

 

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Barnwell: The best (and worst) NFL draft classes at every position

Which draft produced the best running backs? What about quarterbacks? And where do the QBs from the Class of 2004 rank?
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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Procrastination – Jim Fleming

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Procrastination

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.99

Publish Date: May 27, 2010

© ℗ © 2010 Wisconsin Public Radio (To the Best of Our Knowledge)

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More Than 50,000 Reviewers Agree: These Are the Best Sheets on Amazon

Does your bed make you happy? When was the last time you bought new sheets? Chances are, it’s time for an upgrade. (Hey, it couldn’t hurt). You could easily spend hundreds on your new sheet set—but why? These top-rated sheets at Amazon have over 50,000 reviews and get a solid 4.4 out of five stars—and they’re on sale right now, starting at just $ 17.

Made of a synthetic brushed microfiber polyester material that’s as soft as silk and smooth as satin, Mellanni 1800 sheets are hypoallergenic, stain-resistant, and made to last wash after wash. And that’s not just sales-pitch jargon; these are the opinions of literally tens of thousands of satisfied customers. And at this price, you can’t afford not to find out for yourself if the raves are true.

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If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, or are just ready to ditch your grubby old sheets, Mellanni 1800 Bed Sheets are a perfect upgrade. There are nearly 40 colors and prints to choose from. The polyester microfiber is more durable than cotton, and as long as you wash them in cold water and tumble dry them on low, they’ll remain stain-, wrinkle-, and fade-resistant for years. Even if you’re happy with the sheets on your bed, these sheets are perfect for kids’ beds, ideal for the guest room, and perfect as a back-up set.

Sizes are as follows:

Twin (from $ 17) – 1 flat sheet 66″x96″, 1 fitted sheet 39″ x 75″, 1 pillowcase 20″x30″
Twin XL (from $ 30) – 1 flat sheet 66″x102″, 1 fitted sheet 39″ x 80″, 1 pillowcase 20″x30″
Full (from $ 27) – 1 flat sheet 81”x96””, 1 fitted sheet 54″ x 75″, 2 pillowcases 20″x30″
Queen (from $ 30) – 1 flat sheet 102″x90″, 1 fitted sheet 80″ x 60″, 2 pillowcases 20″x30″
King (from $ 30) – 1 flat sheet 102″x105″, 1 fitted sheet 78″ x 80″, 2 pillowcases 20″x40″
California King (from $ 33) – 1 flat sheet 102″x108″, 1 fitted sheet 72″ x 84″, 2 king size pillowcases 20″x40″
Split King (from $ 30) – 1 flat sheet 108″ x 102″, 2 fitted sheets 39″ x 80″, 2 king size pillowcases 20″ x 40″

These prices are particularly notable because even as the size of the sheets increases—and from Queen on up, you get two pillowcases—it stays right around the $ 30 mark. And unlike many sheet sets, the fitted sheets here feature an elastic band all the way around, rather than just the corners.

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The Best of Glenn Jones – Glenn Jones

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The Best of Glenn Jones

Glenn Jones

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 8.99

Release Date: September 14, 1992

© ℗ 1992 Zomba Recording LLC

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The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance – Michael Franks

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The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance

Michael Franks

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: May 12, 1998

© ℗ 1998 Warner Bros Records for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

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Best of Chris Isaak (Remastered) – Chris Isaak

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Best of Chris Isaak (Remastered)

Chris Isaak

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: May 9, 2006

© ℗ 2006 Wicked Game/Mailboat Records

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The Best Topical Acne Treatments You Don’t Need a Prescription For

In a perfect world, you’d be able to summon your dermatologist at a moment’s notice, getting an instant prescription or professional treatment upon first sight of a pimple. Nay, in a perfect world, you wouldn’t get the pimples in the first place. But life isn’t perfect, and blemishes happen unpredictably, and seemingly always at the most unfortunate moment. That’s why you have to rely on over-the-counter and on-the shelves remedies to neutralize volcanic pimples and blitzkrieg breakouts. These topical acne products use hard-nosed ingredients that help clear pores, calm irritation, and prevent further acne and agony.


The Right Moisturizer For Every Skin Type

Since we’re all in the market, here are our favorite topical acne treatments—including cleansers, spot treatments, and serums—that work quickly against acne. Stock up now, to ready yourself for the unpredictable and untimely breakout.

1. ZitSticka KILLA Kit

As soon as you feel that impending pimple building under your skin, act fast. Cleanse the area with one of ZitSticka’s cleansing wipes—packed with salicylic acid to dissolve dead skin cells, tea tree oil to clarify the skin, vitamin E to restore, and a touch of alcohol to disinfect and dry out excess oil. Then, apply a ZitSticka KILLA patch, which sends a bunch of skin-saving ingredients to neutralize the pimple before it gets out of control. (Salicylic acid again, to keep skin clear, hyaluronic acid to preserve moisture, peptides to calm the buildup, and a vitamin B3 derivative, niacinamide, to minimize redness and irritation.) The ingredients dissolve into the skin over two hours, and save face for the next couple weeks.

[$ 29; zitsticka.com]

You can also try Patchology’s Breakout Box 3-In-1 Acne Treatment Kit for a trio of blemish-fighting patches and strips. Theirs includes 24 salicylic acid dots to shrink pimples; 24 hydrocolloid dots to treat whiteheads; and three nose strips to clear blackheads.

[$ 20; patchology.com]

 

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2. Skin Regimen 1.0 Tea Tree Booster

There are multiple ways to use Skin Regimen’s complexion-clearing tea tree booster. Oily skin types can apply it to their entire face in the evening (after cleansing). Once it absorbs, go to sleep: You’ll wake to smaller pores come morning. If you’re breaking out en masse—or experiencing one-off zits—cleanse the skin, then apply this booster to each individual spot for targeted healing. Regardless of use, follow with a heavy-duty night cream to lock in moisture and expedite overnight healing. The booster itself combines tea tree oil to neutralize and calm blemishes while mandelic acid dissolves dead skin cells and smooths complexion.

[$ 115; skinregimen.com]

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3. Votary Blemish Oil

One drop does the trick: Votary’s plant-based blemish oil targets pimples and dark spots with salicylic acid (again, to dissolve dead cells and unclog pores), plus an oil blend of tamanu, white rice, and oat (to calm irritation and promote cellular turnover). First, cleanse your skin, then apply a single drop to a fingertip, massaging it into the blemish with circular motions. Do this twice daily to speed healing.

[$ 52; spacenk.com]

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4. SLMD Salicylic Acid Body Spray

Clearly salicylic acid is the ingredient to check when neutralizing breakouts. It’s packed into this body spray for bacne breakouts from SLMD (the skincare brand from Dr. Sandra Lee, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper). Just give your back an even coat—or ask a very loyal friend/roommate/partner to do the task—and it’ll work to minimize all kinds of pimples, from whiteheads to blackheads to inflammation, and even dark spots leftover from past breakouts. This is a perfect post-gym companion, too, to prevent clogged pores. (Apply it after your shower.) Better yet, the spray is packed with olive leaf, rosemary leaf, and papaya extracts, as well as allantoin and probiotics, all to hydrate, soothe, balance, and protect your skin.

[$ 38; slmdskincare.com]

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5. CVS Health Acne Treatment Gel

If you have persistent acne (moderate, but not necessarily chronic), one of the things your dermatologist might prescribe is a benzoyl peroxide gel. These come in various grades, which is why it’s good to talk to your doc, but they’re also available over the counter for milder cases. Apply this gel to the targeted areas; it fights acne-causing bacteria. Benzoyl also dries the area to prevent oil buildup. Monitor results closely, and be warned that it also stains towels and pillow cases. But, most importantly, it works, and at a low cost.  

[$ 6.29; cvs.com

 

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6. Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel

BHA stands for beta hydroxy acid, and it’s often used as a placeholder name for—you guessed it—salicylic acid. As far as things are concerned in Peter Thomas Roth’s excellent skin-clearing product, AHAs and BHAs both work to dissolve dead skin and promote healthy cellular turnover. Apply this gel across affected areas after you cleanse your skin, 1-3 times daily as needed—but always before bed, since you’ll maximize its benefits while you sleep. It also deploys aloe vera and vitamin A to soothe skin and fight signs of aging (like fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots leftover from blemishes). 

[$ 54; peterthomasroth.com

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7. Renée Rouleau Anti Bump Solution

Oh, the misery of cystic acne. Those deep, underground bumps that throb and linger for weeks at a time can often require weeks to heal (and, in some cases, cortisone shots). But with this powerful serum, your face has a fighting chance to clear the blemish up to 50% faster. The clear serum is made from ethyl lactate to get deep into the pore to start calming the cyst, while methyl gluceth 20 eases inflammation and redness, and citric acid exfoliates dead skin, helping to avoid any scars.

[$ 47.50; reneerouleau.com]

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8. Epionce Purifying Wash

This invigorating cleanser harnesses the power of spearmint oil (to diminish acne while keeping skin hydrated with antioxidants), menthol (to calm and cool skin), willow bark extract (a botanical source of salicylic acid), and, of course, salicylic acid (to cleanse pores and diminish dark spots). Use it in the morning to help keep skin clear, and pair it with Epionce’s Purifying Spot Gel at night to target stubborn acne.

[$ 42; epionce.com]

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The Best Performance Socks for Running, Golfing, and Everything in Between

Socks are often an afterthought. But if you think of the foot as one of the most important parts of the human body—it supports your full weight, keeps you upright, and helps you twist, turn, walk, run, jump, and more—socks become a hell of a lot more important, huh? And the more time you spend on the court (or trails or treadmill), the more you realize that skimping on footwear can be a true detriment to performance, increasing your risk of blisters, pain, and even injury. Plus, no one wants to strip off wet, soggy socks post-workout. You need performance socks.


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Fortunately, dressing your dogs doesn’t have to mean scouring department store shelves for the latest sport offerings . There are plenty of high-end brands with affordable options you can shop online. Here are seven of the best performance socks for the most common sports and disciplines. Put your feet first so you can focus on the game.

Best Coolers

1. Balega Blister Resist No Show Running Socks

Best for: running

Runners know cotton socks have no place in a training routine. And once you become a sock snob—i.e. you’ve slipped on Balega’s performance socks—there’s no going back.  Most of their options are made with comfortable mohair fiber, have moisture-wicking tech against blisters, and varying amounts of padding. We like Blister Resist, the company’s anti-blister line, which lives up to its name—even in soaking-wet marathons.

[$ 13; balega.com

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2. Bombas Performance Golf Ankle Sock

Best for: golf

Bombas’ new line of golf socks puts comfort first (think: extra padding at the arch) so you won’t be limping around after a day on the links. The under-toe area—where your dogs tend to sweat and overheat the most (if you use Athlete’s Foot spray, you’re familiar)—is built with mesh, too, to keep you cool and (hopefully) dry, important for those balmy days on the course.

[$ 16; bombas.com]

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3. Pedestal 4.0 weightlifting socks

Best for: weightlifting

Bad socks slip and slide, show stains, wind up smelling, and hole up after an unacceptably low amount of wear. Pedestal’s socks? They’re designed to be worn sans shoes. They’ve got an open toe box, which means you’ve got room to spread out for stability, plus they’re sticky enough to keep you rooted in your stance during heavy lifts. Better yet, thanks to an antimicrobial silver treatment, you only have to wash them every two to three workouts (and the treatment works against bacteria for at least 50 washes). These bad boys are known to sell out, so invest ASAP.

[$ 29.99; pedestalfootwear.com]

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4. Zensah Match Point Tennis Socks

Best for: tennis

Ask a tennis player: The quick stops and starts, lateral movements, and sprint work of the sport call for a special kind of sock—namely one that can stand up to serious sweat and protect your feet from the demand of fast movements. Zensah’s Match Point Tennis Socks are padded where you need shock absorption (the heel and forefront) but tight at the top—a practical requirement for play. You’ll minimize slipping and impact and maximize support at your ankle. Don’t want to go all white? They’ve got a sleek black and neon yellow colorway as well.

[$ 15.99; zensah.com]

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5. Swiftwick Aspire Zero cycling socks

Best for: cycling

Cyclists have never gone wrong with Swiftwick’s favorite compression sock, the Aspire. It’s latest version, Zero, a no-show option that sits just above your shoe (so no blisters), delivers what you’ve always loved: just-tight-enough compression that works to alleviate the fatigue of endurance work. They’re especially great on hot days when you don’t want to rock a calf sock.

[$ 13.99; swiftwick.com]

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6. SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Print Crew hiking socks

Best for: hiking

Thru-hikers and day-trippers alike know that wool isn’t just a winter thing when it comes to socks—and that, with a little bit of foresight and research, packing an extra pair of socks for a day in the mountains isn’t always necessary. SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Print Crew socks are crafted with merino wool, a strong, stink-free  fabric that naturally heats and cools, meaning it stands up to finicky spring weather and long days of work. It’s versatile enough to work with whatever trail shoe you’ve got and the crew length pairs with low trail boots and sneakers alike, protecting your lower legs from sticks and branches. Trippy new patterns help you stand out (in a good way), too.

[$ 22.95; smartwool.com]

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7. RDX MMA Grip Socks

Best for: wrestling/MMA

These neoprene socks are part clothes for your feet, part brace support, part performance must. In short, they let you take your footwork to new heights. The underfoot grips for the mat prevent slips and maximize traction, lessening the likelihood of twisted ankles or injured tendons.

[$ 23.99; rdxsports.com]

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Echoes of ’74: Giannis, Bucks clinch best record

Thanks to the latest spectacular performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks beat the 76ers on Thursday night to clinch the NBA’s best record for the first time since 1974.
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The Best Grooming Products for Oily Hair

Look, some scalps are just oily. And when the hairs grow up and out of that scalp, they tend to be oily, too. It’s a fact of life, and nothing to be ashamed of.

If your scalp—and your hair—are on the oilier side of life, then you’re quite familiar with the symptoms: The main one is looking like you haven’t shampooed for 3 weeks, despite having washed your hair five hours ago. Your hair is rarely voluminous and texturized, because it’s weighed down by the rapid sebum production in your scalp. And then, when you do shampoo, it’s parched and dull, at the other end of the spectrum. (For all of a few hours, before it’s greasy again.)


The Hardest-Working SPF Face Moisturizers for Men

It’s easy to combat this higher-than-most oil production, and in some cases, the scalp can be “reset” or trained to produce less sebum. Just put the following products to work (along with the advice scattered throughout), and you should be on your way to healthy, hydrated, controlled hairstyles—on the daily.

1. Old Spice Pure Sport Dry Shampoo

You already know and love Old Spice’s Pure Sport deodorant. The same classic aroma fills the air as you apply this dry shampoo (and it lingers throughout the day, too). But that’s not the only reason you’ll love this product: Better yet, it soaks up excess oil at the roots of your hair, preventing you from having to shampoo entirely. Sometimes shampoo renders your hair unstylable, because the strands are too clean to create texture, and that’s not a fate you deserve. So, alternate shampooing to every other day, and put this dry shampoo to use on the days between. It’ll volumize and thicken hair.

[$ 5.99; amazon.com]

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2. American Crew Daily Shampoo

For the days you do shampoo, pick one that’s gentle enough to use daily, even if you’re alternating wash days. There’s a reason so many salons rely on American Crew, as the brand’s shampoo leaves hair clean but also style-ready. It’s packed with sage leaf and chamomile, too, to calm and nourish the scalp, and minimize bacterial buildup and odor from all that excess oil.

[$ 14.95; americancrew.com]

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3. Rahua Voluminous Conditioner

You need to condition every day, whether you shampoo or not. And Rahua’s volumizing conditioner is a stellar pick, since it moisturizes and plumps the hair like it was just blow-dried. Gone are the days when your oily hair was weighed down and lifeless. If you shampoo even less than every other day (many guys only wash once or twice a week), then this conditioner doubles as a great co-washer, where it still removes much of the dirt, grime, and excess oil without stripping any moisture. This is a good way to “re-train” your hair to produce less oil, too: Don’t shampoo as much, but flush and hydrate daily with an enriching conditioner.

[$ 36; rahua.com]

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4. R + Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste

This paste + dry shampoo hybrid styler excels at volumizing and texturizing. Apply it to dry hair on a non-shampoo day. It absorbs oil while leaving a defined, lightweight, matte finish in its wake. Or, put it into towel-dried hair for the same volumizing effects.

[$ 29; randco.com]

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5. OUAI Oily Hair 90-Day Supplement

You can retrain your scalp to produce less oil—seriously. By shampooing less, you signal that the scalp should produce less sebum. This doesn’t mean that you’re going to rid yourself of the matter entirely, but it does help you get to the literal (and figurative) root of the problem. It just takes a couple months for the habit to show its result.

These pills are another way to “reset” the scalp, or to aid the process. A blend of green tea extract, vitamin A, and niacin work to regulate sebum glands. There’s also biotin and amino acids for fortified growth, as well as omega 3s to boost natural shine and definition—but not in the way that excessive oil ever did. Take them for 90 days, which is as many pills come in the pouch, while maintaining a lessened shampoo regimen. You should experience a far less oily disposition as result.

[$ 84; theouai.com]

 

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6. V76 by Vaughn 4-in-1 Cleansing Foam

You can use this gel foam for all the essential steps in your regimen: Shampoo, shave, cleanser, and body wash. That’s because it’s loaded with nourishing ingredients like coconut oil and antioxidants like bamboo stem extract, as well as the cooling finish of menthol. The result is an instant “reset” on oil, minus any drying out.

[$ 22; v76.com]

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7. Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder

Sometimes, dry shampoo is a spray. Sometimes it’s a styling paste. And sometimes, it’s a powder, as is this Bumble and bumble product. A hybrid of silicone powder, corn + tapioca starch, and oat flour absorbs oil at the roots, and adds instant volume and texture to your style. Sprinkle it directly (and carefully) onto the scalp, or onto your comb. However, it’s most important to target the roots, just as with an aerosol dry shampoo. This is where the excess sebum collects, weighing hair down at the base. If your entire head is oily, then it’s time to shampoo in the shower.

[$ 28; bumbleandbumble.com]  

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The 7 Best Versatile Spring Sneakers for Active Guys On the Go

If you’re ready for all-day comfort and all-weather versatility, then put those big, heavy boots back in the closet until fall. Where the gym and the trail meet the sidewalk, that’s where you’ll find these seven versatile spring sneakers, perfect for active guys on the go.


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Cross trainers are all the rage these days, and with good reason. Their versatility is the key; whether you’re crushing a HIIT workout, pounding squats, or just pounding the pavement, a good cross training sneaker should take you wherever you need to go. They also provide excellent support for whatever adventure awaits.

Most of these options take advantage of the trendy blend of knit comfort with performance details. Responsive footbeds, fantastic support, and breathable and lightweight materials were our touchstones in putting together this list. All-day comfort was a must.


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As with most sneakers, there are plenty of color and style options to personalize any of these shoes. We chose these subtle colorways, full of blacks, greys, greens, and blues, so you can wear these sneakers most anywhere. In the right environment, you could even wear them to the office.

No matter where your next adventure takes you, tackle it head-on in one of these fantastic, versatile spring sneakers for active guys.

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit

Available in four colorways at 29 percent off, version two of the popular Fresh Foam Cruz casual sneaker is great for running—or just strolling. The suede midfoot saddle is more than just stylish, it provides support. The heathered knit bootie and deconstructed heel are comfy and easy to slip into. 

Get it: Pick up the Fresh Foam Cruz v2 for $ 60 (regularly $ 85)

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Merrell Range AC+

Whether your adventure is out on the trail, in the gym, or on the sidewalk, the Range AC+ gets the job done. Designed with easy-fitting 3-D stretch knit, Merrell Air Cushion+ heel-to-toe comfort, and a grip outsole for added traction, give adventure all it can handle.

Five colorways, including subtle grey and all-black, are available.

Get It: Pick up Merrell Range AC+ for $ 120 at Zappos.

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Nike Flyknit Trainer

A unisex shoe, the Flyknit Trainer is made with an ultra-lightweight knit upper for adaptive support and ventilation while you’re on the move. So versatile, you could rock these on the street or in the gym.

Seven colorways are available at various discounts. We’re pulling for the medium olive/black.

Get It: Pick up the Nike Flyknit Trainer from $ 82 (regularly $ 150)

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York Athletics Mfg. The Frank

The Frank is the ideal cross trainer that has a slipper-like fit for maximum comfort and a sturdy leather cage for increased lateral and medial support. All York shoes are understated, because style follows function.

Available in black or bone with tan leather midfoot saddle.

Get It: Pick up The Frank for $ 135 at Huckberry 

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Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Ultimate 81

We’ve loved these sneakers since they were re-introduced a couple of years ago. A nod to the beloved technical running shoe of the 80s, Ultimate 81s are constructed with all vegan uppers made from a combination of mesh, nylon, synthetic, and canvas. Six colorways are available. 

Get It: Onisuka Tiger by Asics start at $ 53 at Zappos (regularly $ 75)

 

 

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Cole Haan Zerogrand Stitchlite Wool Oxford

When you want a bit of luxe with your sneakers, these beautiful and subtle oxfords start at just $ 139 (regularly $ 180). If you want to show off the subtle brogue design in the mesh, opt for the grey version. But we like the versatility the darker shade provides. 

Get It: Pick up Cole Haan Wool Oxfords starting at $ 139 at Zappos.

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Rockport truFLEX Mesh Sneaker

These sneakers aren’t made for the gym, but if you find yourself there, they’ll serve in a pinch. A woven upper offers lightweight and breathable performance for casual weekend adventures. An internal spine cradles your foot, ensuring all day comfort. Also available in Navy.

Get It: Pick up the Rockport truFLEX starting at $ 48.

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Lightnin’ Hopkins

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 9, 2010

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The Best Dive Watches for Every Budget

Whether you’re looking to save or splurge on a new watch, the smart way to get your money’s worth is to find one that’s not only sharp, but versatile, too. If you’re not sure where to start, dive watches are always a smart choice. “They’re built to withstand the pressures of a deep-sea dive, but are often inspired by classic designs,” says watch expert and stylist Seth Howard. “So, they look just as good with a two-piece suit as they do with a dive suit.” Whether you’re looking for something sporty or sophisticated, we’ve assembled a comprehensive list of the coolest amphibious timepieces on the market—from most affordable ($ 100) to the most luxe (around $ 5,000).

Men’s Dive Watches for Every Budget

Timex Allied Coastline Dive Watch

This classic dive watch combines all the features you need—100-meter water resistance, a rotating bezel to track your oxygen, and INDIGLO backlight—with the sporty blue dial and sweat-proof fabric strap. Best of all, it’s under $ 100. [$ 99; timex.com]

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Hugo Boss Men’s Ocean Edition Dive Watch

If you’re more of a landlubber than an ocean explorer, opt for this watch that looks great with a casual denim jacket—or a polished wool top coat. The secret is the mesh stainless steel bracelet that’s sure to catch eyes and garner compliments at your next outing. [$ 245; macys.com]

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Nixon Descender Sport Dive Watch

Even the smallest innovation can make a watch stand out from the rest. This one packs a few: a hardened mineral crystal with anti-glare treatment, sweatproof thermoplastic strap, and a crown placed at 9 o’clock so it won’t hit your wrist when you’re breaking a sweat. [$ 350; nixon.com]

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Luminox Navy SEAL Chronograph Dive Watch

This might be the most badass, functional watch on this list. But don’t take our word for it. Navy SEALs have been wearing Luminox watches for decades. Its carbon compound case is nearly indestructible, its crystal unscratchable, and its hour markers will glow for up to 25 years. [$ 495; luminox-usa.com]

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Mido Ocean Star Caliber 80 Titanium Dive Watch

Not only does this watch have a sweatproof orange rubber strap that pops on your wrist, it’s also one of the most affordable automatic watches out there. That means it’s powered by the movement of your wrist, so you’ll never need to replace the battery. [$ 1000; us.shopmido.com]

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G-Shock Master of G Dive Watch

Want to pack as many features into your watch as possible? Go digital. In addition to your standard complications, this shock-resistant, solar-powered model features key dive features like a digital compass, thermometer, and G-Shock’s first-ever depth gauge. [$ 1,050; gshock.com]

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Oris Aquis Date Dive Watch

This sharp and sporty automatic dive watch has a classic stainless steel exterior and a modern blue dial. Its day/date corrector means constant adjusting your watch is a thing of the past, and it’s water resistant up to roughly 1,000 feet. [$ 2,000; oris.ch]

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer Quartz Dive Watch

Equal parts polished and performance-focused, this dive-inspired chronograph will help you keep time with swagger. Its three sporty subdials give it a sharp, complex feel, and its bracelet has a built-in extension to help it fit comfortably over your suit—dive or not. [$ 2,200; tagheuer.com]

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Seiko Prospex Dive Watch

Sure, people will notice this limited-edition watch’s stylish green dial and bezel, but what they won’t see at first glance are the scratch-proof, anti-reflective crystal, illuminated hands and hours indexes, or the 27-jewel, automatic movement with a 50-hour duration. [$ 3,250; seiko.com]

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Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Dive Watch

This classic diver’s design was inspired by the very the first Tudor dive watches from the 1950s, with their signature snowflake hour hand and gold detailing on the dial. Bonus: It comes with your choice of stainless steel bracelet, brown leather strap, or black fabric strap. [$ 3,575; tudorwatch.com]

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Panerai Radiomir Black Seal Logo Dive Watch

First made for the Italian Royal Navy, Panerai watches are made with divers in mind. Its illuminated hour markers are plainly visible from any angle, and its large crown is easy to wind—even with a dive suit on. But fair warning, it’s 45-millimeter case is not for the faint of heart. [$ 4,300; panerai.com]

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Bremont S500 Blue Dive Watch

Typically an aviation watch brand, Bremont has been making performance dive watches for the past decade, and they stand up to the very best in the industry. This model features a scratch-resistant case, anti-shock mount, and a movement so precise it’s a certified chronometer. [$ 4,495; us.bremont.com]

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Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Dive Watch

You might recognize the Seamaster as the watch James Bond has worn in every movie since the mid-’90s. This version has a PVD ceramic case with engraved wave details, illuminated skeleton hands, and a helium escape valve to withstand even the deepest of dives. [$ 4,850; omegawatches.com]

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Breitling Superocean Héritage II B20 Automatic Dive Watch

This automatic, 44-millimeter beauty’s design is brilliantly inspired by the original from 1957. Its precise movement makes it a certified chronometer, with your choice of classic stainless steel mesh bracelet or a sporty black rubber strap with easy-off folding clasp. [$ 4,885; breitling.com]

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IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau Dive Watch

OK, so we’re technically cheating with the price of this one, but we couldn’t leave out this gorgeous timepiece made by IWC in partnership with the Cousteau Society. Not only does it look sharp as hell, but it’s built to perform with an automatic movement, chamfered dial, and a two-bezel SafeDive system. Additionally, part of the proceeds of each Cousteau watch go toward protected marine areas in the late diver’s honor. [$ 5,600; iwc.com]

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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© ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Release Date: January 1, 2012

© ℗ 2012 Charlery/Cox/Morton/Steele/Wakeling, under license to Shout! Factory, 2034 Armacost Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025. All Rights Reserved.

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The Best Grooming Products to Transform Dry Hair

If you have dry hair, you experience less grime and buildup than guys who have scalps that produce more oil (which is basically like a natural, all-day leave-in conditioner). That means your hair can often become brittle, wilting, and prone to breaking, making it harder to style.


The 7 Best Products for Thick, Wiry Hair

Like overly oily or thinning hair, it’s entirely possible to personalize your grooming regimen to overcome your natural dryness, and to condition the hair so it stays soft and stylable, You’ve got your work cut out for you, but with the proper products and regimen, it’s smooth sailing.

Here are some of our favorites—consider it a push in the right direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Black MP10 Nourishing Oil

With a blend of 10 natural oils (argan, marula, and grape seed are the most prominent), this oil works on hair, beards, faces, and more. Use it with your usual go-to styling product; it delivers the necessary nourishment to keep strands soft yet defined all day—and with a natural shine to boot. You can also use it on its own if you have longer hair to tame frizz and flyaways. It’ll nurture dryer-than-usual ends to prevent splitting, too.

[$ 35; getjackblack.com]

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Shu Uemura Absolue Overnight Hair Serum

An overnight hair mask that won’t stain your pillows, Shu Uemura’s serum absorbs quick and delivers high-powered nourishment to hair. It can tame the effects of humidity (i.e. frizz), while preserving natural shine and buoyancy. You can go right into your styling regimen in the morning, since there’s no need to rinse it out.

[$ 69; shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com]

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American Crew Matte Styling Cream

Don’t be befuddled by the key ingredients in American Crew’s styling cream. Panthenol is a B5 derivative that strengthens the hair and thickens its appearance, and benzophenones help shield it from environmental damage. Together, they add moisture and prevent anything from compromising hydration levels throughout the day. You’ll get shine-free, lightweight, medium-hold style as a bonus.

[$ 15; americancrew.com]

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Kiehl’s Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Leave-In Conditioner

Mix a few drops of Kiehl’s leave-in conditioner with your daily styler, or use it as a lightweight styling cream on its own. It’s loaded with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and moringa oil, a trio that delivers and preserves moisture and defends hair against the elements. (If you use a blow dryer, you can also apply it before drying, so it helps shield from heat damage. But also, you should pick up an ionic dryer, per our tip at the end of this list.) This product will keep hair hydrated and soft all day; it’s the perfect complement to a nightly serum.

[$ 25; kiehls.com]

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Davines MOMO Shampoo

This gentle gel shampoo pulls away excess grime and product without compromising the hair’s natural moisture. “What moisture?” you ask. Touché, but since you still need to wash your head, do it with a shampoo like Davines’, which uses cartucciaru melon to soften and nourish hair, as well as a host of ingredients to strengthen and protect it: Vitamin A and C, sinc, potassium, and phosphorus.

[$ 28; davines.com]

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Hair Rituel by Sisley Restructuring Conditioner

If you’re super serious about fighting back against stubborn, dry hair, then use Sisley’s conditioner. With Vitamin B5, shea and coconut oils, as well as cotton proteins, it resuscitates dry, lifeless hair. In an instant, it feels fuller, softer, and more cooperative.

[$ 75; sisley-paris.com]

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Parlux 385 Powerlight Ionic Hair Dryer

If you use a hair dryer to style your hair, invest in an ionic one. They dry hair quickly without the same heat-damaging effects of other devices. This one from Parlux is a great pick. It dries hair from the inside out. It’s also low-volume, lightweight, and high-powered, so you can tote it on trips and spend less time on your morning regimen.

[$ 235; parluxus.com]

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The 7 Best Products for Thick, Wiry Hair

Some guys would do anything to have thick hair, but not you: You’d trade a limb if it meant you could find the right thick hair products to keep your full and furious mane under control. You watch with envy as other guys go through the day with effortless, weightless styles, while you contemplate a permanent buzz-cut just to save your sanity.


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Don’t give in to the clippers yet, though. You just have to learn how to tame the mane, and there are plenty of thick hair products to help you do it. With these simple additions to your hair care and styling routine, your perspective on thick, wiry locks will definitely change for the better.

 

Kevin Murphy Smooth Again Conditioner

Kevin Murphy’s conditioner uses keratin proteins to soften and smoothen thick, unruly hair. With a blend of oils and butters (like cocoa seed butter, Brazil nut butter, and monoi oil), it hydrates, tames any curls, minimizes breakage, and defends against split ends and frizzing. Use it daily to keep hair soft and smooth, and since it washes away grime, you can reduce shampoo usage to once per week.

[Available at salons; Salon Locator]

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Function of Beauty Leave-In Treatment

Complete Function Of Beauty’s questionnaire, and you’ll get a unique shampoo and conditioner for your specific hair type. Now you can also add a leave-in treatment to your order, which will increase the nourishing and softening effects of the shampoo and conditioner. Just comb it into your hair like a styling cream and wear it all day long. It tames hair while keeping it hydrated, and it shields each strand from UV exposure.

[$ 18; functionofbeauty.com]

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Bumble and Bumble Thick (H)air Styler

Unruly as it may be, thick hair can actually minimize the time you spend on your styling regimen. This is a heat-free cream styler, which means you apply it to towel-dried hair and let it set to avoid the drying and volumizing effects of a blow dryer. It softens, tames, de-frizzes, prevents split ends, and blocks UV rays, too.

[$ 31; sephora.com]

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Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

Before you wash or condition your hair, first rinse it clean and then comb in some of Olaplex’s Hair Perfector. Let it set for 10 minutes, and then continue with your usual regimen. The treatment was formulated by two chemists who formulated it with ingredients that relax, soften, and fortify the structure of the hair, making it more cooperative—finally.

[$ 28; sephora.com]

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Baxter of California Grooming Cream

Guys with wiry hair can approach stylers in one of two ways: First, you can use a soft product that adds shine and definition without actually taming anything aside from frizz. These will showcase the volume and strength of your hair, but they’re not going to lock it into place. Baxter of California’s Grooming Cream is one such product. Typically we’d recommend it to guys with finer, more relaxed hair, but it’s just as useful if you use it with the right intentions. Add a touch of hair oil to it, too, if you want even more shine to pop through.

[$ 20; baxterofcalifornia.com]

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Firsthand Clay Pomade

On the other hand, you probably want a high-hold styler for most days—something that will let you lock in a combed-back style without worrying about it coming undone by noon. Firsthand’s Clay Pomade is exactly that. It gives you a matte finish, and you can use it to prop up more volumized styles. If you like the product but want more shine, drop in a pinch of hair oil.

[$ 20; firsthandsupply.com]

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Old Spice Beard Oil

Sure, it’s made for beards, but this oil is also great for the thick and wiry hair on your head, too. The argan-oil blend helps tame flyaways and prevent split ends, and it adds a little shine and definition to your thick texture. Just put one or two drops into your palm along with a matte styler and apply them together. 

[$ 13; oldspicebarbershop.com]

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Dick Dale

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: January 1, 2010

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Billy Dean

Genre: Country

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: March 29, 2005

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The 7 Best Curly Hair Products for Great Hair Days Every Day

When you have naturally curly hair, “perfect hair days” are often few and far between. That’s because each unruly strand has its own agenda—as do external forces like humidity, dehydration, and sun damage. To deal with this, you need curly hair products that can keep your locks hydrated but not weighed down, lifelike but also under control.


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That means stocking up on the right shampoo, conditioner, humidity shield, styler, and tools, and dedicating a few extra minutes each morning to applying them—it’ll spare you the frizz and fuss throughout the day. Here are our recs for the best curly hair products to try out.

SheaMoisture Detangling Shampoo

If your curls are coiled or afro-textured, they can shrink down and turn lifeless without proper nourishment. SheaMoisture’s sulfate-free shampoo doesn’t just flush away grime and grease; it also bathes hair with coconut oil, cocoa butter, red palm oil, and flaxseed oil. Together, these ingredients hydrate hair and preserve its volume and texture while shielding it from environmental damage and preventing tangles.

[$ 12; sheamoisture.com]

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Davines Love Curl Shampoo

Fueled by almond extract, Davines’ Love Curl Shampoo preserves the buoyancy of wavy and curly hair. It also delivers a hint of natural shine to each strand, so your hair’s fullness and depth will be on full display. Unlike many other shampoos, this protein- and vitamin-rich formula adds moisture back into the hair (still, as with any shampoo, it’s important to follow a wash with a conditioner).

[$ 28; us.davines.com]

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Sachajuan Curl Conditioner

We don’t advise washing your hair every day, since it can strip your hair of its natural, healthy oils. But you may need to do it more often than the average person, since those oils can also weigh curly hair down and compromise natural volume. Your best friend is a daily conditioning product that pumps nutrients back into the hair after a wash, or between washes. Sachajuan’s Curl Conditioner uses the brand’s propietary Ocean Silk Technology to lock in moisture and emphasize the volume and texture of your curls. Just comb it into your hair—in the shower or out—and rinse after one to two minutes.

[$ 31; sachajuan.com]

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Bumble and bumble Curl Defining Creme

Part styler, part leave-in conditioner, this cream helps define curls while blocking damaging UV rays and preventing frizz caused by humidity and dehydration. The oil- and humectant-packed formula keeps the hairs in line—leaving plenty of room for effortless movement. It’s most effective when applied to dry or towel-dried hair, then blown dry with a diffuser.

[$ 31; bumbleandbumble.com]

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Ouai Wave Spray

This spray uses rice proteins to texturize (that also means it’s safe to use on color-treated hair) and it lifts hair instead of weighing it down like other products do. It’s formulated to tame your locks and prevent them from coming undone during the day, and it adds a natural shine as well.

[$ 26; theouai.com]

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Bio Ionic 10X Ultralight Speed Dryer

Often the best way to maintain control over your unruly curls is to blow dry them into place. Bio Ionic’s dryer does this in less time, preventing heat damage and preserving the moisture and shine in each strand. But to really treat your curls right, grab a diffuser attachment, which concentrates the hot air into smaller pockets to dry thick, curly hair more evenly.

[Blow dryer $ 29; Diffuser $ 24; sephora.com]

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Living Proof Humidity Shield

Humidity can ruin even the best hair day. That’s why you should have a humidity-shielding spray at the ready, and apply it at the end of your daily haircare regimen. Living Proof’s spray uses a humidity-resistant polymer that blocks both unwanted moisture and UV rays for frizz and sun protection. It helps condition the hair, too, so it won’t detract from any other products you’ve applied to your curls.

[$ 23; livingproof.com]

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Jets – The Jets

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Jets

The Jets

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: January 1, 2001

© ℗ 2001 Geffen Records

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Top 100 Greatest Hits – Best Music

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Top 100 Greatest Hits

1982-2012

Best Music

Genre: Music

Publish Date: July 8, 2013

Publisher: Best Music

Seller: The Gray Area LLC


Top 100 Greatest Hits – music charts that are always with you! Get the bestselling music charts in the U.S. from 1982 to 2012. Anyone who likes music will love this book. Use the convenient links to view music in iTunes. Discover great new songs, artists, and check out hits from the past.

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Good Hair Day: The 5 Best Hair Products for Men

Turns out, there’s an easy solution for or all of the most common hair problems. You just need the perfect product. But even for specific issues like dry scalp or thinning hair, there are a whole store-load of hair products that claim big benefits. Sorting through the sea of creams, shampoos, and spritzes can be a bit daunting. We’re here to help.


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We’ve narrowed the field and focused on five problems underlying most bad hair days: frizzy hair, thinning hair, styling unruly locks, dehydration, and dry scalp. These five hair products will address those issues and keep your head looking and feeling great.

Martial Vivot Creme

Tame Frizz

To control flyaway hairs and frizz, skip heavy-duty pomades and grab this mild cream instead. It offers hold without weighing down hair, and the aloe-based formula conditions and moisturizes.

[$ 28; martialvivot.com]

 

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Cicamed Hair Loss Conditioner

End Thinning

Go beyond the usual hair softening that a conditioner provides. This treatment contains fatty acids from almonds as well as wheat protein to strengthen strands and minimize hair loss.

[$ 28; shop.cicamed.com]

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Murdock London Hair Play

Soften and Style

This styling product is light to the touch, yet offers plenty of hold for men with coarse hair. Ingredients like kaolin (a white clay) and vitamin B5 make manes pliable. Apply on damp hair for more control.

[$ 18; murdocklondon.com]

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Davines Nourishing Living Enzyme Infusion

Undo Dryness

Whether your head is dehydrated from styling or time spent in the sun, the natural extracts like cotton and grape leaf help get it healthy again. Generously spritz over towel-dried hair, comb through, then dry and style like normal.

[$ 40; us.davines.com]

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Akamai 3-in-1 Bar

Soothe Scalp Sensitivity

This all-natural, detergent- and fragrance-free shampoo bar is great for temperamental or itchy scalps (and people who shave their heads). Bonus: It acts as a shave cream and body cleanser, too.

[$ 7; akamaibasics.com]

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The 4 Best Men’s Pants to Update Your Wardrobe This Spring

While we love a good pair of jeans as much as anybody, falling into a rut and wearing the same few pairs every day is never a good idea. With spring right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to revamp your lineup and get some fresh new pants into your closet.


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From casual, everyday wear to dressing up for an evening out, here are four pairs that will work well—and keep you looking good—no matter where you take them this spring.

PAIGE Lennox Pant

[$ 189; paige.com]

Dolce & Gabbana Cotton Pant

[$ 745; dolcegabbana.com]

Life After Denim Weekend Chino

[$ 138; lifeafterdenim.com]

Michael Kors Beach Trouser

[$ 98; michaelkors.com]

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The 7 Best Bright Spring Sneakers for 2019

There’s never been a better time to wear sneakers. Once a humble footwear item designed specifically for athletic pursuits, sneakers have become elevated into the world of high fashion, and envelope-pushing designs abound. Picking up a fresh, bright pair of new sneakers is a great way to make a statement this spring.


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From tried-and-true classics like Converse One Stars to top-tier examples from storied fashion houses like Versace, there’s truly a sneaker for everyone nowadays. But you don’t have to be a hypebeast to pull off wearing a pair. Below, we rounded up seven sneaks that deserve your consideration this season.

New Balance 247 Mesh

[$ 69-$ 129; newbalance.com]

Fratelli Rossetti

[$ 450; fratellirossetti.com]

Bottega Veneta Speedster Sneaker

[$ 790; bottegaveneta.com]

Adidas Yung-96

[$ 100; footlocker.com]

Converse One Star Dark Star Vintage Suede Low Top

[$ 75; converse.com]

Versace Chain Reaction

[$ 995; versace.com]

Heirloom Morrison Sneaker

[$ 395; heirloomnyc.com]

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The Very Best of Macy Gray – Macy Gray

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The Very Best of Macy Gray

Macy Gray

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 3, 2004

© ℗ 2000 Skint Records, 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Grover Washington, Jr. – Grover Washington, Jr.

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Grover Washington, Jr.

Grover Washington, Jr.

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: April 11, 2000

© ℗ 2000 Universal Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Best of Earl Klugh, Vol. 1 – Earl Klugh

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The Best of Earl Klugh, Vol. 1

Earl Klugh

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: March 18, 1991

© This Compilation ℗ 1991 Blue Note Records

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The Very Best of Jackson Browne – Jackson Browne

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The Very Best of Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: March 15, 2004

© ℗ 2004 Elektra Entertainment Group. Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing.

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Episode 444 Scott Adams: Sports Are Broken, Trump’s Best Week Ever, Moderate Bernie

Topics: 

  • “Old Nads” document blizzard request to 81 people
    • Even the Democrats know this is way beyond legitimate
    • Michael Caputo’s refusal to comply, all should follow his lead
  • Cognitive Dissonance Tell – Word Salad
    • Example: David Pakman and the “Fine People Hoax”
  • Fine People Hoax – President Trump called people on both sides of the STATUE question “fine people”.
    • Trying to deprogram people who believe the “Fine People Hoax”
  • North Korea might be fixing up a worrisome facility, negotiating 101
  • Bernie proposals now seem moderate in comparison to others
  • Capitalism delivers what socialism promises
  • Sports and trans-athletes competing, winning
    • Performance enhancing drugs
  • Jim Carrey’s artwork and artistic talent

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Gold Medal Ski-Lodge Style: The Best Après-ski Looks for Men

On the mountain, technical gear is key. But once you’re done shredding for the day, it’s about comfort—and looking good. Below you’ll find our picks for the best clothes to wear away from the slopes. And, let’s be honest, hanging at the lodge for après-ski is nearly as much fun. In need of a good recommendation?


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Try snow-covered Lake Placid Lodge (seen in these shots and the video above) in New York’s Adirondack Mountains—site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games—where cross-country skis and snowshoes are waiting for you.

It’s tough to decide whether to hit the trails that abut the property or retire immediately to one of the majestic suites with fireplaces and lake views. This is the quintessential lodge—from its proximity to nearby skiing at Whiteface Mountain to the blankets and s’more kits available on demand and the large soaking tubs to heal your muscles après-ski. That is, if you make it to the slopes.

Get this look:
Outerknown Fisherman Beanie, $ 48, outerknown.com
Moncler “Arles” Jacket, $ 1,595, moncler.com
Yves Salomon Denim and Nylon Jacket, $ 990, yves-salomon.com
Ben Sherman Night Owl Jacquard Knit Sweater, $ 249, bensherman.com
Express Skinny Stretch Garment Dyed Chino, $ 70, express.com
Topman Fingerless Knitted Gloves, $ 12, topman.com

February style: Gold Medal Ski Lodge Looks
Andy Ryan

Get this look:
Heirloom Ernie Cowichan Sweater, $ 550, heirloomnyc.com
GAP Ribbed Mockneck Pullover Sweater, $ 70, gap.com
Tod’s Trouser in Moleskin, price upon request, tods.com

February style: Gold Medal Ski Lodge Looks
Andy Ryan

Get this look:
Perry Ellis America Capsule II Beanie, $ 50, perryellisamerica.com
Moscot Macher Sunglasses, $ 320, moscot.com
Mackage Chano Powder Touch Down Coat, $ 890, mackage.com
Devereux Atlas Pullover, $ 120, drvxthreads.com
Stio Men’s Environ Bib, $ 449, stio.com
Spyder B.A. Ski Gloves, $ 150, spyder.com

February style: Gold Medal Ski Lodge Looks
Andy Ryan

Get this look:
Levi’s Vintage Clothing Orange Tab Trucker Jacket, $ 295, endclothing.com
Paige Everett Shirt, $ 159, paige.com
Boss Leather Pants, $ 675, hugoboss.com


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February style: Gold Medal Ski Lodge Looks
Andy Ryan

Get this look:
Belstaff Trail Jacket, $ 950, belstaff.com
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Color Block Cashmere Sweater, $ 1,295, ralphlauren.com
Giorgio Armani Neve Collection Pants, $ 966; giorgioarmani.com

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The Very Best of Stan Getz – Stan Getz

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The Very Best of Stan Getz

Stan Getz

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: January 1, 2002

© ℗ 2002 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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20th Century Masters: The Best Of Chuck Mangione (The Millennium Collection) – Chuck Mangione

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20th Century Masters: The Best Of Chuck Mangione (The Millennium Collection)

Chuck Mangione

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: November 5, 2002

© An A&M Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 2002 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The best hair at the Minnesota boys’ high school hockey tournament

From bleach jobs to mullets to stripes to mustaches, from hair flips to blown kisses to winks, our picks for the best of the best for 2019.
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The Best of Nickelback, Vol. 1 – Nickelback

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The Best of Nickelback, Vol. 1

Nickelback

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: November 1, 2013

© ℗ 2013 Roadrunner Records, Inc.

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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Opting for the Best Online Dating Site

Nowadays, we can do a lot of things on the Internet. For instance, you can buy grocery, plan your vacation, or get a job online. In the same way, you can look for a date online. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds. If you are looking for a dating partner online, we suggest that you keep a few things in mind. We have discussed some of them in this article. Read on to know more.
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The Very Best Of – Professor Longhair

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The Very Best Of

Professor Longhair

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 1, 2009

© ℗ 2009 Master Classics Records

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Mardi Gras Jazz – Vol. 2: Best Music from New Orleans, Street Party, Big Masquerade with Jazz Lounge – Background Instrumental Music Collective

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Mardi Gras Jazz – Vol. 2: Best Music from New Orleans, Street Party, Big Masquerade with Jazz Lounge

Background Instrumental Music Collective

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: January 21, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Smooth Lounge Jazz Rec

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Seal: Best 1991-2004 (Deluxe Version) – Seal

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Seal: Best 1991-2004 (Deluxe Version)

Seal

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: November 8, 2004

© ℗ 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996 ZTT Records Ltd.; 1998, 2003, 2004 Warner Bros. Records Inc.; 2002 Rulin Records/Ministry Of Sound Recordings Ltd.

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The Best Of Nina Simone – Nina Simone

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The Best Of Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: January 1, 1969

© A Verve Label Group release; This Compilation ℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: Best of Diana Ross & The Supremes, Vol. 1 – Diana Ross & The Supremes

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: Best of Diana Ross & The Supremes, Vol. 1

Diana Ross & The Supremes

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: August 31, 1999

© ℗ 1999 Universal Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Best of Everything – The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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The Best of Everything – The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 17.99

Release Date: February 1, 2019

© A Geffen Records release; This Compilation ℗ 2018 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Best Ways to Heal Acne Scars, According to Dermatologists

When a pimple goes away and leaves a permanent scar in its place—one that appears as an imperfection in the skin—it can be devastating to imagine yourself dealing with it indefinitely. When it comes to healing acne scars, it’s important to get a few opinions—and know what you’re dealing with.

 

 

Ultimately, there are two categories. First up: textural irregularities. These are permanent divots that can take various forms on the surface of your skin.

Acne causes inflammation, which destroys the collagen in your skin, says Benjamin Garden, M.D., of Chicago Laser Dermatology. “These irregularities can be very difficult to treat, and there’s nothing that’ll make them fully disappear.” But they can be minimized.


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The second type of scarring is “residual hyperpigmentation,” or dark spots (brown or red) that embed themselves in the skin and take months or even years to heal. They can go away on their own, though the process can be expedited with the right regimen or additional treatment.

Regardless of which type of scarring you’re looking to heal, “the first step is to stop all active acne breakouts,” says Gabriel Martínez-Díaz, M.D., of M.D. Aesthetics & Dermatology. “I try to maximize the combination of medical therapies, such as Accutane (aka isotretinoin, an oral retinol treatment), with numerous minimally invasive procedures. (Read on for examples of some, and visit your dermatologist for the best treatment plan for you, as some drugs like isotretinoins may have adverse side effects.)

Once your existing acne is gone—or if you’re just targeting individual scars with otherwise clear skin— it’s time to address how to minimize the appearance of dark spots and divots. We spoke with numerous board-certified dermatologists for the methods they most often prescribe to their patients.


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Retinol: “My first line of defense is topical retinoids,” says Susan Bard, M.D., of Vive Dermatology. “In addition to combating active acne, it also helps fade any dark marks left behind by the acne and also stimulates collagen production to help fill in some of the depressed scars.” Apply a prescription-strength topical retinoid to your face every night. This should be part of the skincare regimen you use for the rest of your life.

Chemical Peels: “Chemical peels help control acne and help fade dark marks as well as stimulate collagen deposition,” says Bard. Sometimes, the fastest way to a smoother complexion is to “resurface” your face altogether. Chemical peels help “shed” the older surface layer of the skin with a chemical agent. The younger skin underneath is brighter, more youthful, and often smoother in complexion. In theory, you’re getting rid of that dark spot by surfacing healthier cells.

SPF + Patience: While it’s not helpful to hear, your dark spots just need time to heal. However, Sara Moghaddam, M.D., of Vive Dermatology Surgery & Aesthetics, stresses the importance of using SPFs daily, in order to shield the dark spots from the sun. While it may seem like a nice tan will “mask” the dark spot, it’ll only worsen the discoloration. By shielding the skin from UV rays, you’ll heal faster.

Lasers: “For those patients who don’t wish to wait the months (or even years) for the color to fade, there are a variety of laser systems that can help diminish the color quicker,” says Benjamin Garden, M.D., of Physicians Laser and Dermatology Institute. “These lasers target the blood vessels that leave a red spot, or target the pigment in the skin that makes a dark mark. These laser systems are very powerful and should only be performed by a doctor who has the proper training.”


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How to Treat Textural Irregularities (Boxcar, Rolling, or Ice Pick Acne Scars)

Sunscreen + Retinol: “Sunscreen and retinols are baseline,” reminds Avnee Shah, M.D., of The Dermatology Group in New Jersey. Add these habits into your daily regimen, and never abandon them. They work to thwart further damage from the sun, and smooth and firm the skin over time by stimulating collagen (while preventing additional acne, too).

Microneedling With or Without Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): “Microneedling works by creating micro-injuries a few millimeters into the skin,” says Shah. “This promotes collagen remodeling, which allows scarring to improve.” (More on this in a bit.)

“I love microneedling for acne scars,” adds Lilly-Rose Paraskevas, M.D., of Rose Dermatology. “With every treatment, the scars are shallower and less noticeable. Even the redness within the scars can be improved. Unlike some laser treatments, there’s no risk of burns or discoloration from microneedling.”

Many doctors will combine this with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which involves the extraction of your own plasma (by first drawing the blood and separating the plasma in one session), and injecting it into the area to stimulate healing. (PRP can be paired with laser therapy, too.)

“Lately I’ve been stunned by the combination of microneedling with radiofrequency, when used alone or in conjunction with PRP,” says Martinez-Diaz. “I’ve been using the device Secret RF by Cutera with outstanding results. The device enables me to treat a wide variety of acne scars in different depths.” Just note you’ll need a series of treatments, so it can get a bit pricy, but it’s worth it.

“PRP heals the acne scars even faster and leads to reduced inflammation and overall improvement of skin tone,” adds Matthew Elias, D.O., of Elias Dermatology. “It’s by far one of the most popular treatments in our office.”


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Lasers: Lasers are another frequently used solution for permanent scars, and they penetrate the skin much like a microneedle to stimulate collagen production and smoothness. “When looking at lasers, I like either a Fraxel or something like an Erbium for deeper scars (Sciton Joule is the class leader here),” says Dhaval Bhanusali, M.D. Ask your own dermatologist about these options for his or her feedback on your specific condition. “Fraxel has a 3-4 day downtime and patients usually need 3-5 treatments, whereas the Erbium laser has more like a 7-10 day downtime and patients see significant improvement in 1-2 sessions,” Bhanusali says.

Certain fractional lasers, such as the Erbium, can often target just the damaged skin, while leaving healthy cells intact. The CO2 laser is another option: “If you have ‘ice pick’ scars, as in the deep, narrow kind, then Fractionated CO2 laser treatments are best,” says Anne Marie McNeill, M.D., of Newport Beach Dermatology & Plastic Surgery. “It gives a permanent improvement in scars and also in general skin texture.”

Fillers: You can inject collagen into the skin, and these fillers will “lift” certain areas so the skin appears more smooth, plumping up some of those indentations. This works best for wider scars, called “rolling” scars, says McNeill. For this, she says to ask your dermatologist about fillers, such as Bellafill. In many cases, Bellafill treatments can last 5-10 years.

“Bellafill affords a long-term solution to acne scars by adding volume to the scar and keeping it at the same level as the surrounding tissue,” adds Elias.

Speak to your dermatologist about the type of scarring you have, and the best type of treatment available.


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The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies Opens Friday, Apr 5, 2019

Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battle over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971.

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Karl Lagerfeld’s Best Chanel Red Carpet Looks of All Time

Karl Lagerfeld has designed no shortage of memorable red carpet looks.
The late Chanel fashion designer was tasked with dressing both his muses, such as Cara Delevingne and Keira Knightley, along with A-list celebrities during awards season, including Emma Stone and Margot Robbie.

Margot Robbie wears Chanel Couture at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards. 
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No stranger to the Met Gala red carpet, Lagerfeld was responsible for the looks for both Yara Shahidi and Lily-Rose Depp’s first times attending the annual costume event. Shahidi, for example, attended her first Met Gala last year wearing a Chanel Couture tulle dress with an intricate full-length beading.

Yara Shahidi wears Chanel at the 2018 Met Gala. 
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Chanel spokeswomen, Julianne Moore and Marion Cotillard, also have a long history of being dressed in Lagerfeld’s creations. Most notably, Moore picked up her first Academy Award in 2015 wearing a Chanel Couture gown made with 80,000 sequins.

Julianne Moore wears Chanel Couture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. 
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Click through the above gallery for more of Karl Lagerfeld’s best Chanel red carpet looks.
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The Very Best of Tchaikovsky – Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra

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The Very Best of Tchaikovsky

Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 15.99

Release Date: October 18, 2005

© ℗ 2005 Naxos Rights International

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The 7 Best Customized Hair, Skin, and Cologne Brands for Men

In the grooming industry, 2019 will be known as the year of customized care. More and more brands are allowing consumers to identify concerns and goals as they pertain to skin, hair, hygiene, and more.

 

 

They ask you to complete online questionnaires—some simple, some insanely extensive—and pack their products with ingredients, and even scents, that address your wants and needs on a granular level. After all, if you’ve got curly, coarse, and oily hair as well as dandruff, your shampoo and conditioner should have different ingredients than the guy with straight, fine hair with no flaking. Think of all the possible skincare combinations, too, when you factor in oil levels, age, environmental factors, and more.

Here are seven brands that helped launch the phenomenon, and each company’s approach to customized products. If you’re less than satisfied with your current regimen, it might be time to invest in something tailored precisely to you.


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Function Of

What it’s for: Customized hair care

The Function Of Beauty site prompts you to create your hair profile. Is it wavy, curly, or straight? Is it fine or coarse? Oily or dry, or neither? Next, you input up to five “hair goals”, which could be anything from soothing your scalp to volumizing, oil control to minimizing frizz. This all determines which ingredients go into each product. You pick individual colors for your shampoo and conditioner set, as well as a scent, and the brand even prints your name on the side of each bottle. Costs vary depending on the sizes you order, but if you get 16 oz. bottles of shampoo and conditioner (which should last 3 months), it’s under $ 50.

[$ 49; functionofbeauty.com]

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Curology

What it’s for: Customized skincare

Curology’s online quiz asks about your major skincare concerns and goals, then generates a “superbottle” night cream just for you (once a dermatologist reviews your results). Apply it before you sleep, so your skin’s overnight regenerative cycle works with the product to correct things like acne, signs of aging, or uneven skin tone. You can order the superbottle along with a standard cleanser and daytime moisturizer, too, or just opt for the standalone night cream.

[$ 20 per month; curology.com]

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Clinique

What it’s for: Customized skincare

With the recent launch of iD, Clinique enters the custom skincare game with its own refined approach to the process. First, you pick your base—moisturizing lotion, oil-control gel, or hydrating jelly—then you select your “insert cartridge” from the list of five: fatigue, lines & wrinkles, pores & uneven texture, irritation, or uneven skin tone. Any of the 15 potential results costs comes in under $ 40.

[$ 39; clinique.com]

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Hawthorne

What it’s for: Customized fragrance and hygiene

Hawthorne works with some of the industry’s most sought-after perfumers to create a bunch of different fragrances to match each customer’s personality. You fill out their quiz that factors in things like diet and personal interests, and they set you up with two fragrances: one for “work” and one for “play”, both for a total $ 100. They complement each other nicely, but more importantly, they complement you. And just recently, Hawthorne expanded into scented deodorant, soap, and body wash, too, so you can smell and feel as fresh as each scent you’re “prescribed”—whether you’re wearing it or not.

[$ 50 for two 1.7 oz bottles; hawthorne.co]

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Geologie

What it’s for: Customized skincare

Geologie’s diagnostic quiz is a little simpler than the competition, but that’s not to any detriment: They still address the core things like aging, inflammation, acne, and so forth, with dozens of possible outcomes for the five-product assortment they’ll send you. First they’ll start you on a 30-day trial with the entire set—cleansers for your sink and shower, moisturizers for day and night, and an eye cream. After you test them out, you can order a 90-day supply of whichever products you like best, or all of them if you so choose.

[From $ 30; geologie.com]

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Prose

What it’s for: Hair care

Prose’s quiz asks you questions about your hair’s thickness, length, typical hair fall patterns, oil levels, as well as your diet, zip code (to determine pollution), and more. You tell Prose your goals, what kind of fragrance to plug into the formula, and then Prose generates a product to target your key concerns—with various levels of intensity (like if you’ve got severe dandruff but moderate oil production). They give you the option of a pre-shampoo hair mask, shampoo, and conditioner, all for $ 88, or you can pick and choose the ones you want to buy (for $ 38, $ 25, $ 25, respectively). There’s a hair oil launching in spring, as well, which can then be added to your order.

[From $ 25; prose.com]

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Proven

What it’s for: Customized skincare

Proven is the most complex of the customized skincare companies, since it uses a database called the Skin Genome Project to create its products: The SGP crawls 20,238 skincare ingredients, 100,000 products, 8 million testimonials, and over 4,000 scientific journal articles to identify the most effective and favorable results for Proven’s clients. When you complete their extensive skincare profile—which even factors in the water quality of your zip code—a dermo reviews the data and prescribes a 3-product set, including a customized cleanser, moisturizer, and night cream, all of which have ingredients tailored to your various needs. The 2-month supply runs $ 145, but the steeper cost is worth the upgrade if you want the most tailored fit of all.

[$ 145; provenskincare.com]

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The Best of The ’68 Comeback Special – Elvis Presley

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The Best of The ’68 Comeback Special

Elvis Presley

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: February 15, 2019

© ℗ 2019 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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Harlequin Comics Best Selection Vol. 4 – Kanako Uesugi

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Harlequin Comics Best Selection Vol. 4

Kanako Uesugi

Genre: Women

Publish Date: August 16, 2016

Publisher: SB Creative Corp.

Seller: Softbank Creative Corp.


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Playlist: The Very Best of Kenny G – Kenny G

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Playlist: The Very Best of Kenny G

Kenny G

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: August 19, 2008

© ℗ 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2004 Arista Records LLC/(P) 1991 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

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The 12 Best Sweatpants You Can Buy Right Now

What are the best sweatpants for men? In high school, droopy basketball sweats may have gotten the job done. Today, athleisure is packed with far more functional, affordable, and stylish options for your legs.

Some of these souped-up sweatpants and joggers do the job of keeping you warm while you sweat. Others will just help you look good while you sit and watch TV or walk the dog. So, whether you’re in the market for function, fashion, or a little of both, we’ve got you covered.

Here are our picks for the best sweatpants and joggers for men.

1. Rhone Spar SeaCell Jogger

You want recovery? You got it. The Spar is made from a premium SeaCell fabric that boasts plenty of stretch, a moisture-wicking exterior, and zipper side and back pockets. 

[$ 82; rhone.com]

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2. Under Armour Sportstyle Joggers

Sweats aren’t just for the gym anymore, so you need a pair that will get you anywhere you need to go—and most anywhere else, too. These are sporty enough for whatever game you’re playing, smart enough for running errands, and cozy enough to hang around the house.

[$ 60, underarmour.com]   

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3. Reigning Champ Slim Sweatpant

Breathable cotton feels just right in spring and fall’s cooler temperatures. Despite the slim cut, these sweatpants help you maintain mobility thanks to the gusseted crotch. Smooth flatlock seams reduce chafing if you decide to run all day.

[$ 110, backcountry.com]

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4. New Balance Gazelle Pant

Even if your workout is indoors this winter, you still have to go outside to get there. Suitable for all kinds of workouts (indoor and outdoor), these pants will also likely be your new go-to for braving the temps—even just during a commute. With tapered legs, they’re sleek but comfortable; and if you’re moving in the dark, reflective details ensure you’ll be easily spotted.

$ 70, newbalance.com

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5. Arcteryx Palisade Pant

Pants perfectly crafted for the all-weather hiker. With TerraTex fabric, these bottoms sport UPF 50+ sun protection and they dry quickly. Pockets are carefully placed to allow a pack and best of all, the crotch area is gusseted—which means you’re free to move worry-free no matter how steep you’re climbing. 

[$ 159, backcountry.com]

 


6. Todd Snyder + Champion Terry Slim Jogger

For Todd Snyder, a perfectly fitted suit makes the man. But he knows that even the most stylish guy takes off the suit at some point. These sweats are a collab with Champion; we chose the Royal Plum because, um, purple—but there are a dozen colors to choose from.

[$ 140, toddsnyder.com]

Todd Snyder

7. Patagonia Mahnya Fleece Joggers

A lightweight organic cotton blend provides endless all-weekend comfort in classic jogger pants with a drawstring waist and banded cuffs for an ideal fit. Three colors are available.

[$ 79, backcountry.com]

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8. adidas Motion Pants

Go from the gym to street with these sweet adidas three-stripers. The regular fit is eased, but not sloppy, and perfect for anything from hard work to easy livin’. 

$ 55, zappos.com

Zappos

9. Puma Fleece Cargo Joggers

Didn’t you hear? Cargo pants are back. (Cargo joggers, anyway.) Maintain your stylish standards during down time with these fleece joggers. They come in four colors.

[$ 45; macys.com]

Macys

10. Belstaff Baytree Knit Joggers

Moto-inspired panels control the tapered fit of slim-cut joggers made from midweight cotton fleece, with a comfy striped rib waistband cinched by a drawstring.

[$ 195; nordstrom.com]


11. Brooks Spartan Pants

Power through inclement weather and keep on running. The semi-fitted cut follows the contours of the body, relaxed through the leg and slightly-tapered at ankles. DriLayer fabric offers moistures-wicking capabilities that keep you cool and comfortable all-day long.

[$ 75; zappos.com]

 

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12. Faherty Dual-Knit Joggers

Sometimes the difference between looking good and looking like you gave up can come down to the cut of your joggers. We’ll keep you sharp and comfortable in our new sustainable fabric that combines organic cotton with a recycled poly blend for the ultimate softness and warmth without the bulk.

[$ 98, fahertybrand.com]

 

Faherty

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The Best of Bonnie Raitt On Capitol 1989-2003 – Bonnie Raitt

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The Best of Bonnie Raitt On Capitol 1989-2003

Bonnie Raitt

Genre: Country

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 18, 2003

© This Compilation ℗ 2003 Capitol Records Inc.

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Best of Chill Jazz I – Various Artists

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Best of Chill Jazz I

Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: February 1, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Konstantin Klashtorni

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Four Tops – Four Tops

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Four Tops

Four Tops

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: January 1, 1999

© ℗ 1999 Universal Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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101 Spa Songs Zen Massage Relaxation – Chillax Amazing New Age Music – Pure Massage Music, Spa Music Relaxation Meditation & Best Relaxing SPA Music

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101 Spa Songs Zen Massage Relaxation – Chillax Amazing New Age Music

Pure Massage Music, Spa Music Relaxation Meditation & Best Relaxing SPA Music

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 13, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Winter Hill Records

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: What We Believe – Jim Fleming

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: What We Believe

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.99

Publish Date: April 14, 2012

© ℗ © 2012 Wisconsin Public Radio (To the Best of Our Knowledge)

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The best Patriots-Rams preview you’ll read: Barnwell makes his pick

Brady, Belichick and Gronk. Gurley, McVay and Goff. There are plenty of stars who could wreck Super Bowl LIII. Bill Barnwell covers every angle.
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Deep Sleep Music – Best Sleeping Lullabies Collection (50 Tracks) – Sleep Music Academy, Deep Sleep & Sleep Music

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Deep Sleep Music – Best Sleeping Lullabies Collection (50 Tracks)

Sleep Music Academy, Deep Sleep & Sleep Music

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 8.99

Release Date: June 15, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Equilibrium

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The Best of Wes Montgomery (Remastered) – Wes Montgomery

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The Best of Wes Montgomery (Remastered)

Wes Montgomery

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: January 1, 2004

© ℗ 2004 Fantasy, Inc.

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The Best of Us – Robyn Carr

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The Best of Us

Robyn Carr

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 14.99

Publish Date: January 8, 2019

© ℗ © 2019 Recorded Books

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The best and worst of NHL All-Star Weekend 2019

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Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix – Jimi Hendrix

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Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: September 16, 1997

© ℗ This compilation (P) 1997 Sony Music Entertainment

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The Very Best Of – Mildred Bailey

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The Very Best Of

Mildred Bailey

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: February 1, 2009

© ℗ 2009 Stardust Records

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The Best of Charlie Patton – Charley Patton

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The Best of Charlie Patton

Charley Patton

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 20, 2003

© ℗ 2005 Shanachie

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The Best of Muddy Waters – Muddy Waters

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The Best of Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: April 2, 1957

© A Geffen Records release;℗1957 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Best of David Benoit 1987-1995 – David Benoit

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The Best of David Benoit 1987-1995

David Benoit

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: January 1, 1995

© ℗ 1995 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Best of Benny Golson – Benny Golson

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The Best of Benny Golson

Benny Golson

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 8.99

Release Date: January 1, 2009

© ℗ 2009 Concord Music Group, Inc.

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Who Dat? Best of New Orleans Party Songs! – Various Artists

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Who Dat? Best of New Orleans Party Songs!

Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 11, 2010

© ℗ 2010 Mardi Gras Records, Inc.

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Tchaikovsky – 50 of the Best – Various Artists

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Tchaikovsky – 50 of the Best

Various Artists

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: June 11, 2013

© ℗ 2013 Naxos Digital Compilations

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Ranking the best possible Stanley Cup Final matchups

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Aneros Named ‘Best Product or Retail Site’ by Cybersocket

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The Very Best of Roberta Flack – Roberta Flack

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The Very Best of Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: February 7, 2006

© ℗ 2006 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Co. A Warner Music Group Co.

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The best and worst free-agent signings of 2018

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The Best of Keith Sweat: Make You Sweat (Remastered) – Keith Sweat

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The Best of Keith Sweat: Make You Sweat (Remastered)

Keith Sweat

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 12.99

Release Date: January 13, 2004

© ℗ 2004 Elektra Entertainment Group. Manufactured and Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing.

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The Very Best of Arvo Pärt – Various Artists

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The Very Best of Arvo Pärt

Various Artists

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: August 9, 2010

© ℗ This compilation 2010 EMI Records Ltd.

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What is the best line in the NHL right now?

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The Best of Duffy’s Tavern: The Golden Age of Radio, Old Time Radio Shows and Serials – Ed Gardner

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The Best of Duffy’s Tavern: The Golden Age of Radio, Old Time Radio Shows and Serials

Ed Gardner

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 17.99

Publish Date: November 7, 2012

© ℗ © 2012 PDQ AudioWorks

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Little Italy Italian Restaurant Music Party Songs – Traditional Italian Dinner Party, Italian Music Favorites & Best Italian Folk Music for Italian Dinner – Italian Restaurant Music Academy

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Little Italy Italian Restaurant Music Party Songs – Traditional Italian Dinner Party, Italian Music Favorites & Best Italian Folk Music for Italian Dinner

Italian Restaurant Music Academy

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: August 31, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Equilibrium

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Don Shirley’s Best – Don Shirley

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Don Shirley’s Best

Don Shirley

Genre: Pop

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 31, 1957

© ℗ 2010 Cadence Records

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The Best Of DMX – DMX

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The Best Of DMX

DMX

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: January 26, 2010

© This Compilation ℗ 2010 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years – Kenny Rogers

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The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years

Kenny Rogers

Genre: Country

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 21, 2018

© A Capitol Records Nashville release; This Compilation ℗ 2018 Capitol Records Nashville

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Crystal Visions… The Very Best of Stevie Nicks (Bonus Version) – Stevie Nicks

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Crystal Visions… The Very Best of Stevie Nicks (Bonus Version)

Stevie Nicks

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: March 27, 2007

© ℗ 2007 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Captain & Tennille (Remastered) – Captain & Tennille

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Captain & Tennille (Remastered)

Captain & Tennille

Genre: Pop

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: January 1, 2005

© ℗ 2005 A&M Records

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The Best of INXS – INXS

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The Best of INXS

INXS

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: June 4, 2002

© ℗ 2002 Atlantic Recording Corporation. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

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J. Strauss: Best of Waltzes & Polkas – Vienna Philharmonic

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J. Strauss: Best of Waltzes & Polkas

Vienna Philharmonic

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: January 1, 1998

© ℗ 1998 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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The Very Best Of Kool & The Gang (Reissue) – Kool & The Gang

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The Very Best Of Kool & The Gang (Reissue)

Kool & The Gang

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: March 1, 1999

© A Mercury Records release; This Compilation ℗ 1999 UMG Recordings Inc.

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The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg – Dan Fogelberg

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The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg

Genre: Pop

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: July 3, 2001

© ℗ 2001 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

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Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of the 1920’s, Vol. 3 – Various Artists

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Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of the 1920’s, Vol. 3

Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: September 17, 2013

© ℗ 2013 GRR Music

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: Best Of Motown 1960s, Vol. 1 – Various Artists

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: Best Of Motown 1960s, Vol. 1

Various Artists

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 30, 2001

© A Motown Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Best Romantic & Sensual Jazz Music: Love & Emotional Jazz, Erotic Music for Making Love, Instrumental Songs for Night Date – Instrumental Jazz Music Ambient, Romantic Piano Music Masters & Piano Jazz Background Music Masters

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Best Romantic & Sensual Jazz Music: Love & Emotional Jazz, Erotic Music for Making Love, Instrumental Songs for Night Date

Instrumental Jazz Music Ambient, Romantic Piano Music Masters & Piano Jazz Background Music Masters

Genre: Instrumental

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Release Date: June 7, 2018

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The Very Best of Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

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The Very Best of Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Genre: Pop

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: January 1, 2002

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His Best – The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection – Little Walter

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His Best – The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection

Little Walter

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 17, 1997

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The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard – Def Leppard

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The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard

Def Leppard

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: November 30, 2018

© A Virgin EMI Records release; This Compilation ℗ 2018 Mercury Records Limited

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20th Century Masters – The Christmas Collection: The Best of Motown Christmas, Vol. 2 – Various Artists

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20th Century Masters – The Christmas Collection: The Best of Motown Christmas, Vol. 2

Various Artists

Genre: R&B/Soul

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Release Date: January 1, 2005

© ℗ 2005 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Carols From Cambridge: The Very Best Sacred Christmas Carols – Choir of King’s College, Cambridge & Choir of Clare College Cambridge

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Carols From Cambridge: The Very Best Sacred Christmas Carols

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge & Choir of Clare College Cambridge

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 8.99

Release Date: January 1, 2013

© ℗ 2013 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

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Best of Facesitting POV #4 / Best of Facesitting POV #4 – Video 3

Best of Facesitting POV #4 – Video 3

One full hour of looking up at gorgeous women’s asses as they descend onto your face.

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Wale ft. Megan Thee Stallion “Pole Dancer,” 2 Chainz ft. Ty Dolla $ign “Girl’s Best Friend” & More | Daily Visuals 12.21.18

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It really feels like it’s been a hot minute since one of your favorite rappers has shot a video in a strip club but Wale finally breaks the dry spell and heads to a big boys club where the rain commences.

In his Megan Thee Stallion assisted visuals to “Pole Dancer,” Wale hits up a strip club (duh) where the women make it rain more than the men and instead of twerking the talent simply bounce to the beat while shaking their hips. Maybe if some fool in their was causing some precipitation some twerking would’ve taken place. Just sayin.’

2 Chainz on the other hand links up with Ty Dolla $ ign and decides to get things popping in a salon bar for his visual to “Girl’s Best Friend.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Statik Selektah and Termanology, August Alsina, and more.

WALE FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – “POLE DANCER”

2 CHAINZ FT. TY DOLLA SIGN – “GIRL’S BEST FRIEND”

STATIK SELEKTAH & TERMANOLOGY – “F*CK YA LYFESTYLE”

AUGUST ALSINA – “DON’T FORGET ABOUT ME”

CASSIUS BRIX – “SUN GONE SHINE”

LIL GNAR FT. TRAVIS BARKER – “SICK IN THE HEAD”

YOUNG GREATNESS FT. MAGNOLIA CHOP – “NO LOVE”

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The Best Coats and Jackets to Make You Stand Out This Winter

The forms are classic—bomber, leather, peacoat, trench, puff—but the subtle new stylings of this season’s best coats and jackets are what will make you stand out in the cold. A well-placed zipper on a leather jacket or the lush fur lining inside a parka can transform a utilitarian piece of clothing into something that you’ll want to pair with everything in your wardrobe.

 

 

And that’s the beauty of the season’s best: Whether you’re wearing jeans, khakis, or even a suit, there’s a perfect coat to match. We celebrate the best examples of each outerwear staple and showcase exactly how the jacket makes the man. Check out these kickass coats of armor.


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Berluti Khaki Parka With Fur Lining

Berluti Khaki Parka with Fur Lining [$ 11,400; berluti.com], Selected Homme Rob High-Neck Zip Sweater [$ 92; selected.com], Krammer & Stoudt Humphrey Twill Trouser [$ 220; krammer-stoudt.com], Frye Corey Lace-Up Boots [$ 258; thefryecompany.com].

Andy Ryan

John Varvatos Limited Edition Double-Breasted Military Coat

John Varvatos Limited Edition Double-Breasted Military Coat [$ 2,198; johnvarvatos.com], Made in the USA Hamilton + Todd Snyder Dress Shirt in White [$ 195; toddsnyder.com].

Andy Ryan

Belstaff V Racer Jacket

Belstaff V Racer Jacket [$ 1,095; belstaff.com], John Varvatos Star USA Burnout Stitch Collar Tee [$ 88; johnvarvatos.com], Hudson Byron Straight-Leg Jeans [$ 205; hudsonjeans.com]

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The Very Warm Crosby Jacket

The Very Warm Crosby Jacket in Buffalo Plaid [$ 495; theverywarm.com], Todd Snyder Merino Waffle Crewneck Sweater in Black Marl [$ 188; toddsnyder.com].

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Boss Bomber Jacket

Boss Bomber Jacket [$ 995; hugoboss.com], Salvatore Ferragamo Cashmere and Silk Sweater [$ 790; ferragamo.com], Paige Denim Croft Pant in Black Shadow [$ 179; paige.com], John Varvatos L.E.S. Low Trainer [$ 498; johnvarvatos.com], Hermès Arceau Chrono Titane Watch Titanium Case [$ 5,100; hermes.com].

Andy Ryan

Louis Vuitton Zipper Blouson Jacket

Louis Vuitton Zipper Blouson Jacket [$ TBD; us.louisvuitton.com], Louis Vuitton Chunky Rib Slit Rollneck Sweater [$ 2,160; us.louisvuitton.com], Dior Men Wool Pants [$ 1,100; dior.com], Tudor Black Bay Bronze Watch [$ 3,975; tudorwatch.com].

Andy Ryan

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The Very Best of the Doobie Brothers (Remastered) – The Doobie Brothers

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The Very Best of the Doobie Brothers (Remastered)

The Doobie Brothers

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 16.99

Release Date: February 13, 2007

© ℗ 2007 Warner Brothers. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved

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Andrew D’Agostini is the best hockey player in the world of the week

Alex Ovechkin and Michael Dal Colle put up big numbers, but the new Reading Royals backstop has a story to top everyone else’s.
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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Delbert McClinton – Delbert McClinton

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: January 1, 2003

© ℗ 2003 MCA Nashville, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Best of Sam Cooke – Sam Cooke

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The Best of Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 10.99

Release Date: January 1, 1962

© ℗ This compilation (P) 2010 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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‘Springsteen on Broadway’ gives fans best seat in the house

Bruce Springsteen enjoys a unique bond with his fans, one only heightened by his autobiography and Broadway run. For those who couldn’t see the latter, “Springsteen on Broadway” endeavors to give them the best seat in the house, a mission that the Netflix special surely fulfills for anyone who has ever yelled “Bruuuuuce” during one of his concert marathons.


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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Animals and Us – Jim Fleming

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Animals and Us

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.95

Publish Date: March 23, 2012

© ℗ © 2012 Wisconsin Public Radio (To the Best of Our Knowledge)

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Frank and Oak’s New Deal Is the Best Way to Upgrade Your Winter Style—Without Leaving the House

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Guys tends to run through our wardrobe essentials pretty quickly. T-shirts get dingy, socks get holes—it can be hard to keep up. This is where box set delivery service can come in handy; not only can you upgrade your style, follow the trends, and splurge on lust-worthy things to hang in your closet, box sets make it really easy to replenish the stuff you stuff into our drawers.

We’ve tried more than a few of these boxed services the last few years and one we really appreciate is the Style Plan from Frank And Oak. Instead of the hassle of waiting for the items to arrive, then repackaging and sending back the ones you choose not to keep, Frank and Oak gives you veto power up front. Before the box is ever sent, you get an email that tells you precisely what’s coming. You get up to three items per month, so you either accept the stylist’s selections or swap out those choices for something you really want or need. It’s really handy and super simple—especially when it comes to replacing t-shirts, socks, and such.

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Here’s the best part: Right now Frank And Oak is offering Men’s Journal readers $ 30 off your first box and $ 0 Styling Fee. Just follow this exclusive link to the website, select your personal preferences, save thirty bucks, then wait for the goods to be delivered. If you like what’s chosen for you, great. If you don’t, either veto it via the email or send it back after it arrives, postage paid. And the zero Styling Fee means it’s basically a free trial; normally it’s $ 25 if you decide to veto/return an entire month’s box—but not for you.

Try it, and if you like it you save $ 30. If you don’t like it? Hey, you’re the one with the coffee stain on your shirt.

Read our review of the Frank And Oak Style Plan here.

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Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of the 1930’s, Vol. 1 – Various Artists

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Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of the 1930’s, Vol. 1

Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: September 27, 2013

© ℗ 2013 GRR Music

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Quincy Jones – Quincy Jones

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: January 1, 2001

© ℗ 2001 Interscope Geffen (A&M) Records A Division of UMG Recordings Inc.

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The Very Best of John Michael Montgomery – John Michael Montgomery

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The Very Best of John Michael Montgomery

John Michael Montgomery

Genre: Country

Price: $ 12.99

Release Date: August 26, 2003

© ℗ 2005 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing

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The Very Best of Julie London – Julie London

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The Very Best of Julie London

Julie London

Genre: Hard Bop

Price: $ 24.99

Release Date: December 1, 2003

© ℗ Compilation 2006 Capitol Records, Inc.. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Capitol Catalog,

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20th Century Masters: The Best Of Louis Armstrong – The Millennium Collection – Louis Armstrong

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20th Century Masters: The Best Of Louis Armstrong – The Millennium Collection

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: March 16, 1999

© A Geffen Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Week 14 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

Winners and projections for every matchup, plus fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 14 here.
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Jennifer Aniston Dishes Out The Best Relationship Advice

Jennifer Aniston calls her marriages to Justin Theroux and Brad Pitt “very successful” and talks about choosing to be happy in an interview with “Elle” magazine.
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Best Loved Christmas Carols – King’s College Choir, Cambridge

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Best Loved Christmas Carols

King’s College Choir, Cambridge

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: May 6, 2003

© ℗ Compilation 2004 Angel Records. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Angel Records,

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