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  • In Praise of the Bodega

    The characters and the plot details might change over time, but if you think back to the best and worst nights of your life, there’s one setting that always figures in: the bodega. Call it a corner store, or a packy, as we do in New England, or a Korean grocery, or a deli, but each one is roughly the…

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  • Billy Eichner Got in the Best Shape of His Life for Himself and No One Else

    Getty Billy Eichner got in shape. He didn’t do it for Hollywood execs or a blockbuster role, but for himself. “I’m a comedian. I could be 400 pounds and I’d probably be more popular!” he recently told Men’s Health. “If I’m being honest, I’m really doing it for me.” So how did he do it? About three years ago, he…

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  • The Disheartening Politics of Marriage

    Gender takes center stage in Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, What Happened. The Election Day loss shocked her, and in the time since, she has repeatedly emphasized that gender and sexism cost her the Oval Office. That allows for the best bits in this book, when the curtain is pulled back for a look at her family, her thoughts on being…

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  • The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Want to Change Your Reality

    Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Launched alongside the radically new iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus bring a fresh design language, headlined by a body with a metal frame and a glass back. The duo of phones also comes with new and improved hardware, which includes a more powerful chip and graphics, better display, vastly improved camera,…

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  • Lessons on Training and Failure from the Fastest Men in the World

    In May, three men tried to run a marathon in less than two hours. Lelisa Desisa, the youngest of the men and a two-time Boston Marathon winner, grew up running barefoot in Ethiopia. Zersenay Tadese, from the tiny country of Eritrea, is a half-marathon world record holder. Eliud Kipchoge, an Olympic gold medalist and Kenyan superstar, is considered the best…

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  • Men Don't Pay Enough Attention to Their Butts

    Last week, in our regular game of old-man basketball, I planted myself in my usual spot. Low post. Before each play, I backed into the body of my opponent, making space for me to catch the ball, move right or left, then shoot. I hit five, six, seven shots in a row. “Stay down there,” my teammate repeated. “He can’t…

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  • Craig Robinson Dropped 50 Pounds This Year by Cutting Out Alcohol

    Getty Craig Robinson is feeling good these days. He’s got a new network show out with Adam Scott, Ghosted, which is apparently fairly decent. He’s looking good, too. In fact, he’s looking about 50 pounds lighter than he did at the beginning of the year. What’d he change? “I haven’t been drinking. Since January I just put down the alcohol.…

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  • How to Make the Switch to a High-Protein, Muscle-Building Diet

    The first thing to consider about switching to a high protein diet is that maybe you shouldn’t switch to a high protein diet. Protein supplements aren’t a catch-all fitness hack. They won’t melt fat off your frame. “You don’t suddenly eat protein bars and poof, it works out for you, all the sudden you have six-pack abs,” says Drew Logan,…

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  • The Best Rides of 2017

    . Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Tesla Remember the first time you dialed into the Internet? That golly-gee, I’m-touching-the-Future-with-a-capital-feeling? The Model X delivers that rare rush of being at the precipice of a brave new world. The driver’s door swings open automatically when you approach it—welcome, good sir. Sit down and look up: The windshield arches above your head, giving…

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  • Maria Taylor of ESPN's <em>College Gameday</em> Describes the Perfect Tailgate Party

    Maria Taylor grew up tailgating at football games in Atlanta and watching Coach Corso every Saturday on College Gameday. Now, she’s making history as the first African-American woman to host the show. This week marks Taylor’s fourth week on Gameday, and she’s feeling good—but not without the pressure that comes with being first. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below “If I’m…

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