Top Diversions: August 2019
Bourbon cocktails, lifesaving knowledge, and Quentin Tarantino’s playlist—all important subjects to keep up on. And if you subscribe to our mailer (which you definitely should), you know we’re always sharing our favorite articles from The Atlantic, GQ, Reddit, and more. Last month, these seven stories were the biggest hits.
The Power of One Push-up
You’ve probably heard that BMI isn’t necessarily the best one-size-fits-all indication of a person’s health and fitness (Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson qualifies as obese, but we’re pretty confident he can crush a HITT workout better than most folks who fall in the “healthy weight” category). So what are we to do? One study suggests the push-up could tell us a lot.
The Best Everyday Bourbons and Whiskeys Are Affordable and Easy to Find
When you’re drinking bourbon as much as we do (we have been known to put it in our brownies), we’re not going to be waiting on that Pappy Van Winkle raffle for our next glass. Enter Gear Patrol—they’ve selected five standby options that are always on the shelf, always reasonably priced, and always good. Looking for more? We’ve got our own list of reader-recommended whiskeys under $100.
The Best Workouts for Extremely Busy People
If the biggest hurdle to getting your daily workout in is a lack of time, you’re not alone but you are in luck. Whether you’ve got 10 minutes or an hour, GQ’s got a plan to whip you into shape. Got 15 minutes? we’ve also got a series of five no-gym-required workouts created by one of the fittest guys we know.
What Helps You Sleep When You Don’t Feel Tired?
We’ve all been there—it’s eight (or six or four) hours until you need to be up for a big day, and you’ve never felt more wide awake. From white noise to the perfect bedsheets to thinking about all the gophers you didn’t run over in 2005, Reddit’s got plenty of tricks to help you get your zzzs.
What Knowledge Might Save Your Life Someday?
What would you do if you fell onto the rails in a subway station? Or if a rhino charged you? Or if you were buried alive? Thanks to this Reddit thread, you’ve got a game plan for these scenarios and many more. Who knows—it could save your life one day.
22 Amazing Whiskey Cocktail Recipes
We were happy with our bourbon coffee old fashioned, but leave it to Bon Appétit to open our eyes to so much more. Their diverse list of whiskey cocktail recipes includes a classic whiskey sour, a spiced and spiked hibiscus tea, and something called the Rattlesnake—to name a few.
Quentin Tarantino’s Spotify Playlist
After the debut of what could be his last film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” famed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino released something else: a playlist. This four-hour roller coaster is made up from songs from Tarantino films and includes artists like Isaac Hayes, Johnny Cash, and David Bowie.
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