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The Enemy Within: How Low T Affects Combat Vets
Prolonged, repeated physical and psychological elements accelerate the loss of a hormone so vital to the body’s wellbeing.
Our team of journalists behind The Edge spent months interviewing dozens of sources, doctors, and military spokespeople. Hundreds of Hone clients who are vets were surveyed.
Our special investigation shows our service men’s true battle for health and longevity begins when they return from deployment.
This special report explores the surprising correlation.
Inside the World of Black Market Bourbon
"The term ‘flipper' sounds so bad,” Paul H.* groans after I casually refer to him as such. As the midday sun streams in through his kitchen window, he leans back against a folding table that's overflowing with whiskey-shipping supplies, running a hand through his bed-head hair. “I sell high-end whiskey as a middleman,” he clarifies. My eyes drift to ogle another table full of enviable whiskies—Hirsch Select 25, Sazerac 18, and Hibiki 21 year olds. Paul's makeshift processing center is not wha...
The 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider Is a 710-Horsepower Smile Generator
Nestled about 40 miles from Albany, NY, is a quaint mountain town called Gallupville. It’s surrounded by rolling expanses of lush fields and farmland, bisected by the idyllic Cobleskill Creek and by New York State Route 443. This serpentine stretch of pristine asphalt is an oasis for gearheads and it’s why Gallupville, NY, (briefly) claimed 710 horses among its summer inhabitants, in the form of the 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider.
Festooned in Giallo Modena (“bright ass yellow,” in non-Ferrari parlan...
Rimac’s 1,224HP Concept One Delivers a Megawatt of Power When Accelerating
When you think of countries that build hypercars, Croatia might not be among them, yet that’s precisely from where the Rimac Concept One hails. This all-electric missile features four motors, one per wheel, that combine for a staggering 1,224 horsepower, propelling the sexy and sleek 4,000-pound coupe from zero to 60 in under 2.5 seconds. It will take you longer to read this paragraph than for the Rimac to go from zero to 186 mph (it does the deed in 14 seconds), and it tops out at a staggeri...
What’s the Best Electric SUV for Adventure and Road Trips?
Credit Elon Musk’s futuristic Cybertruck with keeping the hype for electric trucks and utility vehicles at a fever pitch. A smattering of new electric vehicle offerings launched this year from the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Audi, joining the widening field of battery-electric options, and with more traditional SUV appearances, you won’t have to decide if you’re comfortable driving a monolithic truck that’s got sharper corners than the pleats on your grandfather’s slacks. Here, we break down t...
This Insane 2,700HP Cigarette-AMG Speed Boat Hits 80
“Seven engines wouldn’t fit?” The quip comes as we stand on the dock at the 2020 Miami Boat Show, staring at the back of a Cigarette Racing 59’ Tirranna AMG Edition boat as it reverses into its reserved berth. Six supercharged 4.6-liter Mercury Racing 450R V-8 outboard engines idle together, creating a pleasing low burble as the sleek craft inches towards us. The combined power? A whopping 2,700 horsepower, enough to get this monster hauling across the water at 80 miles an hour, while more th...
This Revolutionary New Wearable Can't Get Here Soon Enough
The year 2020 has been, uh, stressful. It’s no shocker that medications for depression, anxiety and insomnia have all seen record-setting, double-digit surges since February. People desperately want to feel and sleep better, and pharmacological remedies promise a quick fix. The efficacy of pills can be hit or miss, however, and scores more folks still would prefer to ditch the script altogether. But what replaces it?
I Panic-Bought a $370 Inflatable Hot Tub for My NYC Apartment. It Saved My Sanity
“You have anxiety,” my doctor sighed, exasperated at the sight of me in her office for the fourth time in as many weeks. It was mid-March and I’d been enduring an unshakable sinus infection for more than a month. Downing a half-dozen prescription pills daily hadn’t been helping much, neither had a non-stop travel schedule with multiple trips to then-virus hotspots. But without a fever, my general practitioner of more than a decade said I wouldn’t qualify for a COVID-19 test, even if it ...
France Has Been in the Whisky Game for Years. Now Is Its Time to Shine
The fifteenth dram in my flight of French whisky is Armorik Double Maturation Single Malt, and I’m slightly relieved it’s the last. It looks delicious, especially golden thanks to the copper hue inside New York City’s Brandy Library, and tastes even better. Owner (and Frenchman) Flavien Desoblin hints that he’s got a few more bottles stashed away, but my palate is tapped out. “We don’t sell many French flights,” he laments, gesturing to a near-full Brenne 10-Year Limited Edition bottle that h...
7 Unusual World Whiskies That Bourbon and Scotch Fiends Will Love
We all know the usual places from which renowned whiskey hails: America, Scotland, Ireland, and Japan. (Though, if bottles from those locales are your wheelhouse, we’ve got plenty of recommendations for what to buy.)
But as whiskey continues its unrelenting surge in popularity, great distilleries in far-flung and sometimes unexpected countries are producing some incredible juice that may get lost in the shuffle.
If you want to broaden your collection and try something new and tasty, these sev...
The Best Wheated Bourbons to Try When You Can’t Find Pappy
Try as you might, you’re not likely to find the white whale of bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle, for a reasonable price. Blame the limited supply of 15-, 20-, or 23-year-old juice, blame distributors for unfair allocations, blame retailers for marking up bottles into the thousands, or blame the secondary market for perpetuating the astronomical pricing, but the hype for Pappy shows no signs of slowing. Thankfully, there are plenty of absurdly delicious, readily available wheated bourbon alternatives...
11 Facts Whiskey Fans Might Not Know About Bulleit Bourbon
Love a solid glass of bourbon? Chances are you’re very familiar with Bulleit whiskey. The liquid gold from Kentucky is an American staple at any good whiskey bar, and while you may know it goes down easy, neat, or in a variety of cocktails, there’s a few facts and statistics about the original frontier spirit you may not be acquainted with. Here, 11 of our favorite kernels of knowledge about Bulleit bourbon.
Pronounce the “T” please
For those wondering how to properly pronounce the brand’s na...
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Made a 26-Person Speedboat. We Took a (Very Fast) Ride
Does the world need a 59-foot Cigarette Racing Team boat with 2,700 horsepower that’ll hit 80 miles an hour while carrying 26 people?
“Absolutely,” retorts Skip Braver, barely a millisecond after hearing my question. Braver, the CEO of Cigarette Racing, is standing beside me on a dock at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show watching his latest — and largest-ever — creation idle toward us.
“This is revolutionary,” Braver says. “It’s about pushing the boundaries…but sensibly.”
One glance at t...
Airstream’s Future Looks Brighter (and Smarter) Than Ever
Airstream didn’t have a booth at this year’s CES 2020 convention in Las Vegas, but CEO Bob Wheeler thinks his presence on the show’s floor is extremely worthwhile. For a brand that melds the automotive and residential realms, emerging technologies from both industries showcased at the event help inform the legendary camping giant as to what’s available, what’s desired, and what’s possible.
“Smart home tech bleeds seamlessly into what we do,” Wheeler tells Gear Patrol, noting that while the br...
BMW’s ZeroG Front Seat is Perfect for Helping Cure a Whiskey Hangover
There’s no dearth of open bars to avail yourself of while attempting to survive the madness of the CES show. (It is in Las Vegas, after all.) That can make the requisite early starts a mite…rough. The malaise is often exacerbated by being forced to perch precariously on the futuristic furniture that seems to be a staple of the show’s stands and booths; it may be stylish, but it’s but wholly uncomfortable.
Then there’s BMW’s ZeroG Lounger.
For CES, Bimmer transformed the front seat of an X7 SU...