The Man Who Broke Atlantic City: Must Read of the...
Photo: theatlantic.com From Mark Bowden’s fascinating The Atlantic piece: “I was ready to play on,” Johnson said. “And I looked around, and I said, ‘Are you going to do a fill?’ I’ve got every chip in the tray. I think I even had the $100 chips. ‘Are you guys going to do a fill?’ And they just said, ‘No, we’re out.’” He says he learned later that someone at the casino had called the...
Unexpectedly Awesome Album: Hunger Games...
The ladies of Birchbox can’t stop talking about Hunger Games manicures and fake eyelashes (what?) but we’re more taken with the blockbuster movie’s indie-packed soundtrack. From a haunting Low Anthem track to a catchy Civil Wars tune, this is one we’ll be playing on repeat. As will you.
Gilad Elbaz's (Very) Big Data Project →
Fascinating NY Times piece about Factual, a company that hopes to log all the facts in the world.
Losing Sleep Causes You To Eat More: You’ve Got...
Once a week, Birchbox’s resident Yoga and men’s product expert, Eric, will gives us girls some insight into his world in You’ve Got Male. Whether he’s giving his expertise on skincare (boys need advice, too!) or highlighting his new favorite grooming trend, this guy has got taste—so we’re lucky he’s on staff and willing to share. Sitting at my desk this morning, rubbing my eyes and clutching my...
The Pope has his Very Own Secret Cologne
Photo: guardian.co.uk This morning we learned that the pope has become the proud owner of a private—and proprietary—signature scent. Containing “hints of lime tree, verbena and grass,” the pope’s cologne was concocted by Italian perfume maker Silvana Casoli. Now, this Pope is no stranger to high style (the Wall Street Journal has reported on his Prada loafers in the past) and...
Study Shows Women Find Beards Less Attractive than...
Photo: laughingsquid.com Unfortunate news, fellas. Despite the overwhelming popularity of beards these days, recent research from Canada has found that ladies prefer clean-shaven faces. The study, led by psychologist Paul Vasey from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, included 200 women from New Zealand and Samoa and was published in the journal, Behavioral Ecology. While this comes as...
On the Road on the Big Screen
Fifty five years after Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” was published, we finally get the trailer for the movie on YouTube. Any chance the film can live up to the decades of anticipation? Amos Barshad provides some context over at Grantland. - Martin
This Gambler’s Guac recipe is a winner for your weekly poker game (though perhaps a little crunchy?). Most important takeaway: the “guacamole machete” is easily the most important blade in any man’s kitchen. - Birchbox Man
You Need: Oribe Gel Serum
Some guys use whatever soap is in the shower. Others carefully consider the field and select the best option. Eric, our resident grooming god, falls in the latter camp. Once a week, he’ll be sharing his product findings and lifestyle tips. If you keep up with what’s going on in the Birchbox office, then you know that just about everyone is obsessed with Oribe. At almost every woman’s desk...
Costume National's Scent Intense: You've Got Male
Some guys use whatever soap is in the shower. Others carefully consider the field and select the best option. Eric, our resident grooming god, falls in the latter camp. Once a week, he’ll be sharing his product findings and lifestyle tips. Photo: fashionablefragrances.com I’m a big fan of scents that can be worn by both guys and girls. Although, one possible (and potentially embarrassing)...
Do You Know How to Wear a Tuxedo?
The New York Times recently published a piece called 10 Tips for Wearing a Tuxedo. Up until now, we’ve only been wearing one about 70% correctly. What about you?
Jeremy Lin: A True Underdog Story
Our marketing manager Matt Field moonlights as a blogger. His insightful blog Notes from the Field covers startups, business practices, and yes, even his love for sports. We liked his recent and easily-digestible breakdown of the Jeremy Lin phenomenon so much, we wanted to share it with you. Photo: abcnews.go.com “What’s your favorite movie?” It’s one of the hardest questions in the...
Coolness Overload at Capsule: You’ve Got Male
Some guys use whatever soap is in the shower. Others carefully consider the field and select the best option. Eric, our resident grooming god, falls in the latter camp. Once a week, he’ll be sharing his product findings and lifestyle tips. This week, I had the incredible opportunity to visit the Capsule trade show in Las Vegas. This uber cool show has a collection of Men’s grooming, lifestyle,...