GADGETS
Make Beer Pong Cleaner with the Clean Cup

It's like a rite of passage to play at least one game of beer pong during your college days. The most avid partygoers know the struggle of having to set up the table outside in the yard, where stray ping pong balls end up covered in grass, dirt and other unknown substances from the ground.

No one wants to chug a beer that has bits of grass and dirt in it. The solution has been to have a "water cup," simply a cup full of water that you rinse the ball off in before taking your next shot into a cup of beer. But how well does this really work? If you keep dipping a ball into the same cup of increasingly dirty water, eventually the quality of your Natty will deteriorate even further.

LIFESTYLE
The Newest Sports Drinks You Haven't Heard of Yet, But Need to Try!

Within the past few months, new sports drinks have been released on the market that are endorsed by athletes all over the country. If you're tired of plain ol' Gatorade, give these new drinks a try and see if they work better for you!

SOS Rehydrate

SOS Rehydrate is a new electrolyte replacement hydration drink. It helps increase hydration, focus, stamina and physical performance. It is a rehydration drink for those with active lifestyles, but is also recommended for those suffering from dehydration, like before and after going out for a night on the town. Made in the US, it is vegan friendly and gluten free! It was engineered by a leading doctor, two former elite athletes and a retired military medical officer.

GADGETS
Talk and Text in Style with the Most Innovative Phone Cases

Stash iPhone 5/5S Wallet Case

This "stash" case has an extra pocket added on the back that makes a convenient wallet. The MarBlue case comes in either pink, red, purple or black. It securely stores up to three credit cards or IDs, and can probably fit some folded bills in there too. Plus, you can stick the back of a card into that side slot to use as a kickstand for either portrait or landscape orientation for your phone! However, we would recommend using something a little less valuable than a credit card for that feature.

TECH
Useful Nightlife Apps You Need to Download

LiveHotSpot NYC

LiveHotSpot NYC is an app that provides you with up-to-the-minute details about New York's nightlife. Check out what's going on in the bars and clubs around you, searching specifically by nightclub or neighborhood!

It arms you with real-time updates on all the factors that can make or break your night, including wait times, girl-to-guy ratios, cover charges, celebrity appearances, drink promotions, music genre and more. It tells you which places have exclusive drink specials going on and which have a DJ or a live show playing. It also provides you with ticket and event information up to months in advance.

LIFESTYLE
Move Over Six Californias, Here Come Six New Yorks

As you might have already heard, there was a new proposal in California to carve the state into six different states. The idea is to satisfy a variety of political issues that come up with such a huge state, but it seems pretty unlikely. Nonetheless, the idea got us thinking, so here are the six states we'd carve out of New York.

1. New Amsterdam (current Times Square)

Okay, hear us out. Yes, Times Square is the worst. It's basically a red light district for Midwestern families. But imagine if those hyper-capitalists got to set their own rules? This state would make Amsterdam look like Singapore.

LIFESTYLE
Because You Deserve The Massage of Your Life

After a stressful week at the office, or a tiring weekend with the demanding in-laws, unwinding and intense relaxation is more than necessary. What better place to release the stress of a taxing week than at one of the best massage parlors in NYC? With our tremendous research skills, and the internet, we've rounded up the best of the best.



1. Massage by Design (222 W 17th St.)

Yelpers rave out about the magical hands of the famous Fernando. His therapeutic fingers are known across the city. The spa, located in Chelsea was easily voted one of the best places to receive a massage in the New York City area. However, not just any massage, a massage by the infamous masseuse, Fernando. Reviews all begin with “Fernando was amazing...” “Fernando was excellent...” “Fernando is a magnificent practitioner of therapeutic massage.”We have got to find this Fernando! He creates a bond between himself and his clients to the point that they feel the need to boast about his outrageous skills on a public forum. If you’re looking for an unforgettable massage experience, this is the place to go.





TECH
DataVision Becomes the First Fully-Connected Electronics Store

DataVision is currently one of the best technology retailers available to us in the city. After well establishing their presence in midtown, the company is set to open their new flagship store at 50 W 23rd St., between 5th and 6th Aves. next to Home Depot, this Monday, July 21st. The store will be a mecca for anyone looking to fulfill a technological need.

LIFESTYLE
A New Yorker's Ten Greatest Fears

Of course we're all tremendously lucky to live in NYC. The city has a ton of great art, theater, and food, and there's always a party going on somewhere. But these are the ten things that almost make us want to pack up and move to the suburbs. (Just kidding -- not even close.)

1. Being trapped on the sidewalk behind a family of tourists

They seem to be having a great time exploring the city, snapping photos and figuring out how to use the MetroCard machine, but it's 8am on a Monday and people have places to be.

LIFESTYLE
Re-evaluating Your Circle

Although possibly a bit cliché, it is a universally acknowledged gospel that each and every circle of friends, or clique, rather, presents a uniform structure of assigned social roles.

No matter how diverse your circle is, it necessary and wise to keep certain positions filled for various reasons. If you happen to lack a certain role, it may be time to reevaluate and search for some new crew members.



The Optimist/Motivator

For those nights when you feel like your back’s against the wall and you can’t go on any further, this friend is there to give you that extra push. They’re always there with words of encouragement, even when you least expect it. Got a new job?

TECH
Self-Serve Beer Vending Machines Have Arrived

We're catching up to the future at a rapid pace. Check this out: self-serving beer vending machines. You read that right.

Introducing DraftServ, the system that will dispense your favorite beer at the touch of a button. The machines can be "dropped in" to any venue, making it easier for larger places like stadiums (it's coming to MLB!) to efficiently serve beer. Currently, beer prices and the wait time of concession lines are going through the roof. Although this technology doesn't look like it may necessarily lower the price of beer, it will definitely lower the wait time for a beer. DraftServ also plans for the machine to regulate alcohol consumption and give attendees more choices of what to drink.

LIFESTYLE
The Coolest Grills for your Fourth of July BBQ

Spaceship Fire Pit by Gator Pit of Texas: $55,000

"My intent to show is that Gator Pit can design and construct a smoker or grill to fit your wants and needs no matter what," says Ritch Robin, president of Gator Pit of Texas. The founder of the trophy-winning custom pits company built his first pit at 14 and now has a TV show, "King of the Grill," airing on Discovery Channel. This spaceship grill, built custom for a new craft beer company, has two beer taps on one wing, several cooking chambers, and even shoots fire from the end like a real spaceship in takeoff.

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