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10 Items That Every Coffee Aficionado Must Have in His Kitchen

A great cup of coffee is about more than the beans you buy. How you grind, measure, and brew those beans makes a huge impact on your coffee's flavor, balance, and texture, says coffee-brewing expert Kevin Sinnott, creator and host of CoffeeCon. "No matter how great the coffee beans you buy, if you don't brew them correctly, there's no hope." Luckily, with these 10 expert-recommended tools, you will never brew a bad cup of coffee again. Plus, they look as awesome as your coffee will taste. see more

The Ab Fab Movie Is Coming and 6 Other Things You Should Know This Morning

—Sweetie, darling . . . don't get too excited, but it looks like we're getting an Absolutely Fabulous movie. Get your ciggies and vodka ready. (Vulture) —It turns out that men can't stop buying accessories. (WWD; subscription required) —Echoing the sentiments of President Obama, Hillary Clinton is calling for Americans to rethink the judicial system, saying: "We have to come to terms with some hard truths about race and justice in America." (The Guardian) —The writers of the hit comedy show Broad City are working on a female version of 21 Jump Street. (Jezebel) —Fresh from our May cover, see more

Kristen Wiig Hilariously Channels Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen for Jimmy Fallon

Last night on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, actress Kristen Wiig did her best impersonation of Daenerys Targaryen, otherwise known as the Mother of Dragons on the hit HBO show Game of Thrones. Fallon, sensing that something may be amiss with this mystical enchantress, gave the the alleged Khaleesi the third degree. "What's your real name?" he inquired, to which she replied: "Karen." Hm, that doesn't sound quite right, no? The exchange, above, is priceless, and includes pertinent information, like where Daenerys resides (in the woods in a hut) and the name of her dragon (Karl). Check it out, above. see more

8 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

We've all cursed those people who claim to have been blessed with a fast metabolism, but the truth is, you don't have to leave it all up to genetics. According to science, there are some surprisingly simple things you can do to boost your metabolism. see more

Ex Machina's Alicia Vikander on What It's Like to Play the Hottest Android in Hollywood

You probably recognize Alicia Vikander's face, if not her name: After all, the 26-year-old actress (and girlfriend of Michael Fassbender) is the new face of Louis Vuitton, not to mention the star of a half-dozen films due out this year. The Swede sensation's box-office ubiquity kicked off this month with her role as Ava in Alex Gardner's Ex Machina—perhaps the hottest movie android since Austin Powers took on those mechanical minxes known as Fembots. Speaking to Details from Spain, Vikander seemed to slip back into her robotic character while discussing her cerebral take on artificial intelligence. Maybe she's a Method see more

Real Estate Porn: Members Only—Luxury Pads In Private Communities

You may have heard it a thousand times, but it's true: Real estate is all about location, location, location. And we're not talking cities—these luxe listings are in some of the world's most exclusive private communities, because enjoying your excess discreetly is the ultimate in class. You wish you lived here. Location: Modern Mediterranean mansion in Caesarea, Israel Price: $12,500,000 Size: 8,000 square feet Key selling points: This home, set in an Israeli golfing and tennis community with a clubhouse, has all the usual suspects: A pool and Jacuzzi with sea views, a home theater, billiards room, and library. But see more

Jay Z Lures Fans to Tidal With Exclusive B-Sides Concert

Jay Z is throwing his weight behind the music-streaming site Tidal, of which he is a part owner. And while Mr. Knowles went on the defensive over the weekend with a stream of tweets (branded #TidalFacts) that were meant to serve as a online pep talk for Tidal, now the rapper is going on the offensive. On May 13, Hova will be hosting an intimate concert in New York City featuring B-sides, including songs that haven't seen the light of day in years and others that have never been publicly performed, reports Idolator. BUT! There's a catch (of course). see more

Survey: Most Women Hate the Man-Bun, Won't Date You if You Have One

I love Mondays // @jesusgetsthegirl // #JGTG #jesusgetsthegirl #manbunmonday #manbun #beard #themanclub #beards A photo posted by jimijimmi (@jimijimmi) on Mar 16, 2015 at 4:04am PDT We get that you're a grown-ass man who can do whatever he damn well pleases to his hair, and we unreservedly support you exercising inalienable right to style your long locks into a man-bun. Just know that most women abhor it. see more

The 20 Hottest Male Models on Instagram Right Now

Instagram was made for models. Not only does it let them share shots that tragically ended up on the cutting-room floor, it also affords them the opportunity to share their own snaps and selfies for a change. So, from wearing penguin suits (we aren't talking tuxes) and taking naps with puppies to skydiving and rolling on the beach with other models, here's what today's top male models really want you to see. see more

The Latest Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer Is Bananas

With a little over two weeks left till its premiere, Mad Max: Fury Road has released another trailer featuring a dystopian desert wasteland populated by anarchist deviants in metal-wrapped automobiles. Yay! While our May cover boy Tom Hardy is an obvious draw to the film—being the title character and all—it's Charlize Theron who really shines in this particular preview, looking both fiercely determined and vulnerable. The trailer clocks in at just over two and a half minutes, but it packs a lot of punch, from blazing explosions and speeding car chases to a particularly haunting shot of Theron, on see more
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