American Pain was a Florida drug-dealing ring that used ex-cons & off-duty strippers in an elaborate fake clinic that peddled Oxycodone to addicts posing as “patients.” This book chronicles the rise and fall of this infamous & obscenely profitable pill mill, and how it helped tip the nation into its current opioid crisis, the deadliest drug epidemic in American history.
Silicone isn’t just for implants. Outdoor outfitter Snow Peak now offers safe, food-grade silicone cups that look like glass yet won’t break or weigh down your pack. They’re versatile: hot tea, cold whiskey, they can handle it all. Available in several sizes.
The American-made FLUID Water Meter allows you to track your home water usage in real-time, making it easier to conserve, save money, & detect leaks. Upon installation, it begins tracking usage data to make water-saving recommendations. Linked to the FLUID app, you can monitor usage as well as set conservation goals.
This Japanese toaster oven has something the others don’t: a unique humidifying function that makes all your toastables soft & fluffy on the inside while giving them the crunchy toasted exterior you crave.
This isn’t a balance toy like the Bongo-board or Vew-Do board. The Level was designed to create subtle instability beneath your feet & promote body movement giving users all the health benefits of continuous movement and muscle stimulation that balancing yourself provides. Use it at your standing desk, under your regular desk, while you sit on the couch, whatever, wherever.
For some, fall is sweater season. For the more evolved among us, cool autumn weather makes this the time for serious sandwiches. Chicken, apples, & brie make great combo in a salad but imagine it all melted between two slabs of your favorite bread. Add a dark beer and uh, see you after your nap.
Designed for safer city travel, the RiutBag was designed and built with all the zippers facing your back, so some creep on the train can’t reach in & steal your stuff. The bag was tested (& approved) by 1000 Kickstarter backers before the final design was approved. It is available in 2 sizes: a 15-liter pack & a slimmer 10-liter size, both carry a 15” laptop & A4 documents.
It’s not an air filtration system, it’s a plug-n-play 170-watt wireless sound system that boasts seven speakers arranged in a six-sided, multi-chamber cabinet for maximum sound diffusion. The unique stainless steel grille design conceals the on/off & volume controls & it fires up automatically when an audio signal is detected. No remote, wi-fi, or app needed.
Massachusetts-based Formlabs has just released their 2nd-generation desktop 3D printer. Their wi-fi enabled Form 2 is 50% more powerful and able to build objects 40% bigger than the first model. Unlike most desktop 3D printers, Formlabs’ employs a process called stereolithography in which a laser shoots into a bath of liquid photopolymer and cures it into a solid object bit by bit.
Designed for on-the-fly bike repairs, this pocket-size multi-tool features 6 double-ended bits & offers 13 functions: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, SL3, SL5, PH1, PH2, T10, & T25 all encased in its smooth metal case. Choose from either a fixed head or reversible ratcheting version.