▪ Yoga Mats For Men
More and more, men are practicing yoga. And since men tend to be taller than those yogis with the XX chromosomes, athletic manufacturers are responding with longer and wider mats. Gaiam has released the 2gripMat Series, mats that are 78 inches long, 26 inches wide and 5 millimeters thick to accommodate those brawny male bodies. Best of all: The mat is coasted with “Dry-Tech technology,” because guys, you know, sweat a lot.
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▪ Sephora Instant Depuffing Eye Mask
Say you’re on coast-to-coast flight and, somewhere near Fly-Over-Country, you notice the recycled cabin air and hours of stasis have left your eyes with bags as big as Samsonites. SmarterTraveler.com correspondent Christine Sarkis recommends a DIY facial from Sephora. She writes: “this is great because the contoured mask adheres onto your face, so there’s no awkward tipping backward to try to balance it in the right spot.”
▪ Border Crossing App
Of all the logistical frustrations that crossing borders entail, perhaps the most vexing for Californians is the often hours-long wait at San Ysidro to get into Mexico. A new app available at most online app stores will clue you in on when the traffic delays are are their worst and the best time to zip across into Tijuana.
▪ “5 of the Most Fascinating Historical Sites in Southeast Asia”
1. Angkor temples, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2. Bagan, Burma
3. Borobudur and Prambanan, Java, Indonesia
4. Ayuthaya Kingdom, Thailand
5. Wat Phou, Laos
Author Paul Theroux: “You define a good flight by negatives: you didn’t get hijacked, you didn’t crash, you didn’t throw up, you weren’t late, you weren’t nauseated by the food. So you are grateful.”
Compiled by Sam McManis, firstname.lastname@example.org