Meet the Monied Gearhead Rebel That Beat Ford in the 2019 Baja 1000

When the clouds of grit finally settled at the 2019 Baja 1000, the grueling off-road race through the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, an unlikely star emerged: the Boot, an all-terrain vehicle from SCG, a manufacturer you’ve probably never heard of. With just 47 seconds left before the 800-mile race’s 34-hour cutoff, the fangy, bug-eyed, scarlet red Boot crossed the finish line, wearing 420 pounds of mud, and defeating the only other vehicle in its class: a prototype Bronco R from Ford. The tiny SCG—Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, a low-volume manufacturer founded and run by the filmmaker and financier James Glickenhaus—had beaten one of Detroit’s Big Three.

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“Frankly, I think Ford was a bit shocked that we beat them by 270 miles in the class,” says Glickenhaus, speaking in cogent, animated bursts that belie the builder’s 70 years. Though based in Danbury, CT, Glickenhaus plans to scale up his California facility’s production of the $287,500 4-Door Boot. The 2-Door, currently available for $258,750, is street legal in 49 states (soon, 50, he says) and sold through specialty luxury dealers such as Manhattan Motorcars. It’s just one of an expansive list of projects from Glickenhaus, including the SCG 007, a hypercar he plans to enter in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2021—with the audacious goal of gaining the first overall win for a car made in America in over 50 years.

The original Vic Hickey Baja Boot (1967), raced by McQueen. Glickenhaus bought it at auction in 2010.
The original Vic Hickey Baja Boot (1967), raced by McQueen. Glickenhaus bought it at auction in 2010. Glickenhaus Racing

But back to Baja: Glickenhaus and his race team are preparing for another run-in with Ford during the 1000’s 2020 iteration this November (at press time, the race was still scheduled). Sure, it’s a rivalry—but it’s also R&D. Entering the Boot in one of off-roading’s most demanding and storied races isn’t just a party trick, Glickenhaus says—it’s one of the most efficient ways to suss out a vehicle’s true capabilities: “It’s like you put a hundred thousand miles in a day on it, subjecting it to forces and temperature extremes, giant boulders. You tear it down afterward and see if anything broke.” Those lessons led to material improvements for the 2020 model, from power to suspension upgrades.

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Essentially, the Boot is a dune buggy that has gone through some kind of Avengers-worthy battle-hardening. It’s based on Steve McQueen’s Baja Boot—the very vehicle the actor raced in the late ’60s—which Glickenhaus bought at auction in 2010. That vehicle was designed by Vic Hickey, a General Motors engineer who found success by outfitting the low, tubular-framed Boot with a robust suspension (for its time) and a mid-mounted GM V8.

“YOU FEEL THE GHOSTS OF THE ’60S AND STEVE (MCQUEEN) DRIVING THE THING,” SAYS GLICKENHAUS.

Glickenhaus’ modernized stock version of the Boot also derives its power from a GM V8. Choose either an LT1 or LT4 engine—originally developed for the Z06 Corvette—mated to an automatic transmission and fed to giant 39-inch tires with a heft that ensures nearly all of its horsepower (460 for the LT1, 683 for the LT4) are applied to the ground. For the latter engine, Glickenhaus estimates a zero-to-60 time in the low three seconds, wildly impressive for a vehicle that’s nearly 5,550 pounds. Of course, the Boot wasn’t intended as a street racer. Enormous shocks and springs give it up to 23 inches of suspension travel, meaning the vehicle can float over boulders and bumps, nose-up, like a boat.

The modern Boot not only outpowers McQueen’s model, it also boasts a cupholder, critical for pavement-not-required Starbucks runs. The 4-Door model features backseat suicide doors, which hinge at the rear—“because they’re cool.” The rear seats are elevated, stadium style, to give those second-row passengers a better view, and ward off carsickness, a legit problem for off-roading with friends.

The Boot is a showy thing, outrageous but functional, built to be enjoyed rather than babied.

Glickenhaus watches the Boot cross the 2019 Baja 1000 finish. Drivers Darren Skilton, Viry Felix, and Jon Krellwitz finished 47 seconds before the 34-hour cutoff.
Glickenhaus watches the Boot cross the 2019 Baja 1000 finish. Drivers Darren Skilton, Viry Felix, and Jon Krellwitz finished 47 seconds before the 34-hour cutoff. Glickenhaus Racing

“I just got so sick of poser cars,” says Glickenhaus, referring to the recent wave of luxury and sportscar brands branching out into sport-utility vehicles, including Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce. These vehicles, Glickenhaus says, aren’t fit for anything more rugged than the driveway of a polo club. That’s a place where a Boot, you would assume, might feel out of place.

“This is the real deal. If the apocalypse happened—which, it seems like it might, the way things are going—you’d want to be in this thing,” says Glickenhaus. “I think, because of COVID, the market’s changing. You’re going from people buying (an exotic car) to impress people at a cafe on South Beach, to people buying it because they are going to use the frigging thing.”

Moving Into a New Place? 5 Easy Ways to Feel More Settled

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Here are five ways to feel more settled, sooner. Whether you scored a new job across the country or finally found a place in that neighborhood you’ve been eyeing, moving is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. Making your new house feel like a home is a gradual process, but it’s worth the effort.

1. First Things First: Insure Yourself

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Paperwork is part of moving and when it’s your own place, there’s even more of it. Whether you’ve got a lease or mortgage, one thing is for sure: you have new obligations. Planning for unforeseen circumstances is part of being an adult, so you’ll want insurance.

First up: Make sure you get a homeowners or renters insurance policy. Next up, you’ll want life insurance, which can help provide financial security for your loved ones and give you the comfort of knowing they’ll be taken care of if something happens to you. “Nothing can replace you and the role you play in a relationship, but protecting your loved ones with life insurance can help ease that loss,” says David Quinn, Assistant Vice President of Marketing at State Farm. State Farm has more than 19,000 agents across the country that work closely with customers to ensure their unique insurance needs are met. The best place to start is with a conversation, he says. “You have needs, you have risks — we might have the solutions to help mitigate that.”

2. Upgrade Your Furniture

New furniture feels good.
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One of the joys of getting your own place is being able to enjoy nice things that you’re not sharing with a rotating cast of roommates. Well-made furniture lasts a lifetime if you take care of it. Some pieces can even appreciate in value over time if you go the designer route.

Of course, the real benefit of investing in furniture comes from the enjoyment of using it every day––whether it’s a comfortable sofa to sink into after a long day or a hardwood dinner table to start making memories around. If you’re on a budget, check out your local consignment or antique store — you’ll find unique, time-tested pieces that you won’t see at your friends’ places, who all seem to own the same couch from a certain Swedish retailer.

3. Invest in What’s on Your Walls

Make those walls come to life.
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If you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, you can tell even more about them by what’s on the walls of their home. This is the place to really make a space your own.

Whether it’s a bookshelf filled with your favorite reads and tchotchkes, or framed art and photographs––it’s worth taking the time to consider these objects carefully. A piece of art can change the mood of a room. Personal photographs that are professionally printed and framed can take on a new life, while also bringing your loved ones into your new space.

4. Bring Some Life In. Literally.

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You don’t need master gardening skills to care for a few houseplants. Plants are a quick and easy way to brighten any space. While their reputation as air purifiers is up for debate, research shows houseplants are mood boosters. There’s even evidence that the act of taking care of a plant can reduce stress levels. Start out with low maintenance succulents and work your way up to a kitchen window herb garden.

5. Optimize your Space, Optimize Your Life

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Whether you’re in a Manhattan studio or a sprawling country estate, organizing your space pays off. Clutter can increase stress and anxiety while lowering productivity, according to a 2016 DePaul University study. Moving into a new space is an opportunity to create good habits for reducing clutter.

Dedicate some time to creating a storage system you can stick to. If you’re having trouble finding room for all of your stuff, it might be due for an audit. One study found that participants actually enjoyed the act of giving their items away after they experienced the benefits of reduced clutter. With more room in your new place, you can dedicate some footage to self-improvement, whether it’s a home gym or a worktable.

The Talent War | How Companies Can Win The Battle For Top Talent

The most successful businesses are the ones that can effectively navigate unforeseen challenges. Nobody predicted a pandemic would cause a global economic shutdown in 2020, but every company has been forced to adapt. Some succeeded and others folded, but this year’s challenges have underscored the importance of building a talented team.

Of course, identifying talent is the tricky part.

The Talent War solves this critical problem. Topping Amazon best-selling charts in multiple categories, this highly-anticipated book makes a convincing argument that the business world needs to rethink how they recruit talent. More specifically, it provides a fascinating analysis of how the U.S. Special Operations Forces have developed the most successful recruitment strategy in the world.

Written by former U.S. Navy SEAL Mike Sarraille, along with co-authors George Randle and Josh Cotton, PhD, The Talent War lays out a comprehensive plan for companies to not only recruit the right people, but more importantly, adopt the mindset needed to survive in today’s hyper-competitive business world––the talent mindset.

The concept behind this idea is simple: hire for character, train for skill.

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Drawing parallels from the battlefield to the business world, The Talent War makes clear that a company’s secret weapon is their people. Laying out an incriminating case against traditional hiring practices, the authors explain why industry experience is an overvalued metric and true talent is what really matters.

This concept is best summed up in the following excerpt from The Talent War:

The five Special Operation Forces (SOF) truths have led to a foundational talent mindset that drives the success of Special Operations. These truths directly translate to business truths:

    1. Human capital is your most critical resource, your only true competitive advantage in any industry.
    2. It’s not about a head count; it’s about talent.
    3. Hard skills can be taught and thus mass-produced, but talent cannot. Talent is innate and hard to create where it does not exist.
    4. Successful talent acquisition requires well-thought-out, forward-thinking planning. It takes time to develop a world-class talent pool.
    5. It’s a team effort. All supporting business functions, all departments, are crucial to your business’s success.

By adopting and living by these truths, you can begin to build the talent needed to achieve Special Operations levels of victory.

The Talent War expertly decodes the U.S. Special Operations Forces’ recruitment strategy and provides real-world hiring tips for managers and executives at all levels. This includes valuable lessons on how to assess, select, and develop talent––a process that starts with identifying the character attributes of talented people.

Hiring the right people is an incredibly important and difficult decision for a company––no matter the industry. And while old-school hiring techniques may still be prevalent, updating your hiring strategy could give your company the advantage it needs to succeed during these uncertain times.

The Talent War arms readers with the necessary tools and strategy needed to adopt the “talent mindset” and incorporate it into a business model––a must-read for anyone involved in business management.

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The Science Of High Cholesterol And It’s Effective Management

When was the last time you heard of someone praising an unhealthy diet and being inactive? 

If the answer is ‘never’, it is with good reason. One of the major risks of following an unhealthy lifestyle is the equally high increase in cholesterol levels. 

Cholesterol is a term that has become a part of our vocabulary in the last 20 years or so. The increased consumption of processed food and the decrease in physical activity is the biggest reason for this. According to an article published in the NCBI, high cholesterol is seen in 25-30% of urban subjects and 15-20% of rural subjects. The most common causes of high cholesterol or dyslipidemia exhibit high levels of LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides and low levels of HDL cholesterol. 

If the doctor has told you or a loved one has high cholesterol, the following are some things that you need to keep in mind. 

What Exactly Does It Mean When Your Doctor Says You Have High Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is found within the body to build healthy cells. But when the level of cholesterol increases, it will also increase the potential for heart disease. The fatty deposits made by cholesterol can block your vessels, clump together to form clots which can eventually lead to heart attacks, strokes and a multitude of other conditions. 

Cholesterol usually moves through your body by attaching itself with proteins in the form of lipoproteins. The levels of lipoprotein are what is signified on your blood tests.  Low-Density Lipoproteins or LDL are considered as the bad cholesterol whose increased presence can cause the above-mentioned problems. High-Density Lipoproteins or HDL is the good kind of cholesterol which carries excessive cholesterol in the body and takes it back to the liver. When testing for lipoproteins, triglyceride levels in the body are also measured. They are a type of fat present in the body and high levels of it can also be cause for concern. 

While we may all love to blame our tendency for high cholesterol on our genetic makeup, it also contributes partly. Your favourite samosa, the extra hours spent watching a movie instead of getting a work out in, are all factors that contribute to high cholesterol. 

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What Are The Different Approaches To Lower Cholesterol?

We know blaming your favourite indulgence was an underhand move from our side, but it couldn’t be closer to the truth. According to trusted sources like Mayo Clinic, a poor diet, obesity, lack of exercise, and vices like smoking are all the major cause for high cholesterol. Your age and other pre-existing conditions like diabetes can also increase your risk for high cholesterol. The first step that any doctor would recommend would be to get these matters in order. 

Eating a low sodium diet with whole ingredients and fresh produce, limiting the number of unhealthy fats, consuming more healthy fats, maintaining a healthy weight, staying active, and better managing stress are all no brainer moves to achieve this. But if your lipid levels are far too high to be controlled naturally, doctors will put you on medications that can help. 

Your doctor’s choice of medicines will depend on factors such as your age, health condition, possible drug interactions and the above-mentioned risk factors. Based on these, you could be recommended one, or a combination of, the following medicines. 

Statins – These are chemicals that your liver naturally needs to make cholesterol. Taking statins can help your liver in reducing the amount of cholesterol in your body as well as to reabsorb the built-up cholesterol deposit in your artery. 

Bile-acid-binding resins – This chemical can help the body use excess cholesterol to make more bile acids which help in digestion and will thus decrease the level of cholesterol in the blood. 

Cholesterol absorption inhibitors – These medicines help reduce blood cholesterol by limiting the absorption of dietary cholesterol in the body. Usually, the small intestine will absorb them and release them into your blood, hiking up the cholesterol levels. 

PCSK9 Inhibitors – These medicines are newer to people and work by increasing the absorption rate of LDL cholesterol by the liver. This can in turn reduce the amount of cholesterol in the bloodstream. 

In cases of high triglycerides, a patient may also be prescribed fibrates or niacin which reduce the production of very-low-density lipoprotein and increase the rate at which triglyceride is removed from the body. The latter is not used as commonly as they pose threat to the liver and provides the same result as statins. Supplements such Omega-3 fatty acids can also aid in lowering triglyceride levels. 

Summing Up

While high cholesterol is a problem that can severely affect your body, it is largely preventable and can be better controlled by following a more balanced lifestyle. A combination of doctor-recommended lifestyle changes and medications can go a long way in addressing it. 

Even if saying goodbye to your fatty indulgences may seem hard, living a fuller and healthier life is a payout worthy of the effort. 

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Take A Glimpse Into Ireland’s Burly Surf Culture

This article originally appeared on Surfer.com and was republished with permission.

It wasn’t that long ago that Ireland was barely a blip on the surf world’s radar. But as Irish surf culture steadily developed,  clips of them riding bigger and burlier waves continued to surface.

In late October, a monster swell from Hurricane Epsilon slammed into Ireland’s Mullaghmore Head. Soon after, a viral clip of Conor Maguire riding a 60-foot monster wave dropped jaws around the globe.

Learn more about the surfers and culture in Ireland that paved the way to Maguire’s epic ride. This video comes from filmmaker Mikey Corker’s award-winning 2018 docu-series, Made In Ireland.

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The Adaptive Bike Helping Paraplegic Riders Get Back on the Trail

This article originally appeared on Bikemag.com and was republished with permission.

In the early 90’s, Christian Bagg was at the top of his game. He was pushing the limits during the early days of both snowboarding and mountain biking. He was riding on the edge and searching for that next thrill––bigger, steeper, faster. But one day, Bagg crossed that line and broke his back during a snowboarding big air contest. The fall would leave him paralyzed from the waist down.

However, Christian Bagg was not about to surrender to his circumstances. As a mechanical designer, Bagg began working on prototypes for adaptive cross country skis and mountain bikes. The task was daunting but his motivation was summed up in a simple sentence: “If I don’t build it, no one else will.”

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Bagg’s initial five attempts at building an adaptive mountain bike failed. But eventually, he hit the right combination.

“The Reach evolved from this thing with a cross-country sit-ski bolted to the front of it, to this super professional, electric motor, articulation, best bike part on the planet,” said Bagg. “We built a mountain bike.”

He certainly did. And this three-wheeled beast wasn’t built to simply cruise around on a dirt road––it was built to rip. In this video, Bagg shares the inspirational story of how he developed the Reach, what it felt like to ride again, and the reward of helping fellow paraplegics get back on the bike.

“I get to have these moments in nature that I had when I was a kid,” said Bagg. “It’s unbelievable.”

Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA Is Fall’s Perfect Party Beer

This year marks my 20th anniversary of moving to New York City, a temporary adventure turned into a more or less permanent perch, a writing career, a marriage, and a daughter. This month she turns seven, a second-grader in an unprecedented school year, the weird weeks zigzagging forward. I’ll always look back on that November night when she was born at the stroke of midnight, right on time for a new day and a new life. To toast parenthood and soothe my new-parent anxieties over changing diapers, I bought a case of one of my most favorite IPAs, Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA.

The beer was born in 1981, just a couple years after me, but Celebration is the rare American beer to stand the test of time and taste electrifyingly new whenever I open the year’s first bottle. I attribute it to annual anticipation and continued excellence.

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Celebration is Sierra Nevada’s fall seasonal, running roughly from October through December. Gaze at the label, garlanded in fresh hops and a cozy cabin glowing in a snowy landscape, and your mental associations might run to winter, to big stouts, strong barley wines, or spiced Christmas ales, liquids to lessen the brain ache of family gatherings. (Remember those?) The IPA can serve that role reasonably well, especially at 6.8 percent ABV.

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Celebration, though, salutes the hop harvest. The beer is made with the harvest season’s freshest hops, kiln-dried to preserve their fleeting aromas and scents. Here, Cascade, Chinook, and Centennial hops are tabbed for leading roles, layered across a reddish base that’s rich with caramel, but not too much. The sweetness here acts as support structure for hop expression, the taste experience like strolling through a strand of resinous pine trees while nibbling on grapefruit peel.

Celebration uses its rugged, earthy bitterness for balancing effect, an enduring example of the West Coast tradition. Those 65 IBUs might jar taste buds attuned to the profuse juice of hazy IPAs, but it’s 2020: We should all be acquainted with ever-present bitterness by now. Embrace it. This is the season of Celebration.

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In Praise of Insanely Long Lift Lines

In February 2020, following one of the resort’s deepest snowfalls in its history, visitors to Vail waited for hours in a crowd that ballooned so big you would have thought the lift operators were handing out wads of hundreds and an affordable place to live. The internet deemed it “Lift Line Apocalypse” and, at the time, I felt sorry for all those skiers and snowboarders. Now, I realize they had never been so lucky.

To be clear, I hate lift lines. There are not many things in life I despise more than cow-eyed single-file standing, shuffling inches forward every five hours toward a chair, where I’ll get to sit and keep waiting. I’d rather take a Mike Tyson uppercut to my bathing-suit area than be stuck in traffic. Hell on earth, to me, is a festival ATM.

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I’ve done my best to avoid lines. I moved from the crowds of Chicago to the peaceful Colorado mountain communities of Telluride and Carbondale. While ski towns often offer streets with more snow than people, skiing is a sport stuffed with lanes of humans. Lift lines, especially long ones, are the necessary evil all skiers/riders tolerate. But standing within arm’s length of anyone—let alone a crowd of strangers—amidst COVID-19 causes more anxiety than a middle school dance your parents are chaperoning. So how exactly are we going to ski during a pandemic?

At the end of August, Vail Resorts laid out a winter operating plan that includes a ticket reservation system, capacity restrictions at lodges, and socially distant chair-loading policies. This is all well and good, but what about everyone waiting at the base?

According to Vail-Beaver Creek spokesman John Plack, Vail Resorts will apply learnings from its summer operating procedures: larger maze construction at lift bases, physical distancing signage, and a zero-tolerance mask and distancing requirement. Plus, said ticket reservations will redefine what “crowded” means. Even with a powder-day forecast, Plack assures the resort can “maintain a level of visitation to our mountains that encourages the physical distancing we all need to stay safe.”

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Needless to say, last February’s Vail-pocalypse isn’t likely to happen again this winter. But we also shouldn’t expect any kind of “normal” lift line experience, or “normal” ski experience for that matter. It’s all going to feel a little…off. We will ski, it will be different, and that different ski experience, like everything else during the pandemic, will surely make us grateful for things we previously thought we could live without.

Just like a chest-burning uphill on a mountain bike delivers a fun downhill and guilt-free donuts, lift lines gift the greatest feeling known to humanity: skiing. And even though I often moo aloud like a cow going to slaughter as I waddle forward, lift lines are the place where skiers and riders rejoice and laugh and hug and high-five in celebration. Even when you’ve just skied molar-cracking death ice, lift lines are the spot for “Wow, that was really terrible” giggling conversation.

I miss people and crowds so much that I’d happily stand in a line for a festival ATM inside a Porta-Potty. I miss the communal stoke of powder days. I miss hugs. I miss high-fives. I miss high-fives that miss and turn into hugs. I miss huge groups of skiers all smiling at the same thing, unafraid to be close to one another.

What the pandemic has best illustrated is that, as a skier, happiness isn’t simply first tracks in snow so deep you can’t breathe, or not having to wait to get scooped up by a chairlift. Happiness is community and shared joy. And in a post-COVID world (whenever the hell that will be) happiness is a lift line—even an apocalyptically long one.

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Leatherman Has a Multitool for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List

This article was produced in partnership with Leatherman.

Sometimes adventures—and everyday life—follow Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong, will. But one mishap doesn’t have to derail your camping weekend or your commute. With a good multitool in your arsenal, you can handle quick repairs and hands-on tasks with ease (and without carrying an entire toolbox). For that, turn to Leatherman. Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1983, the company has manufactured durable, feature-packed multitools for decades.

Leatherman offers a wide range of tools, and with their 25-year limited warranty and rugged construction, they make excellent gifts for anyone on your list. To power through your holiday shopping, read on for the Leatherman multitools that make great picks for anglers, DIY fanatics, and more.

Best for Hikers

The FREE K2, part of Leatherman’s new FREE line, makes a great addition to any hiker’s pack. It’s lightweight and features eight useful tools, but the real standout is the heavy-duty 3.3-inch knife. It’ll make quick work of everything from cutting wood shavings for a campfire to divvying up a Clif bar. Better yet, like the rest of the FREE line, the K2 is made with all-new “magnetic architecture” technology, which makes each tool easy to open with one hand.

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Best for DIY-ers

Another highlight in Leatherman’s FREE line, the FREE P4 offers a deep well of tools to help you tackle nearly any job around the house. It packs in pliers, wirecutters, serrated and smooth knives, an electrical crimper, scissors, and more all into one implement. Like the K2 above, it utilizes magnetic architecture for easy opening, and the internal locking system provides haptic feedback so you know when the tool you want is ready to use.

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Best for Anglers

One thing that’s hard to get right in a multitool? Scissors. Fortunately, the Leatherman Micra is a winner in that department: Its spring-action scissors are a cinch to use (they open up like a pair of pliers would in other multitools) and they provide plenty of leverage thanks to their large handles. They’re great for snipping fishing lines, and the Micra’s small size makes it easy to throw in a tackle box or attach to a keychain.

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Best for Backcountry Adventurers

The Signal is built for heading into the wild. With tools like a fire-starting ferro rod, hammer, saw, one-handed knife blade, and customizable bit driver, it’s an ideal companion for setting up camp, cutting up kindling, or keeping your gear in shape. It’s DLC-coated for excellent durability, and at just 7.5 ounces, it won’t weigh down your pack, either.

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Best for First Responders

Leatherman designed the Raptor with input from special operations medics, EMTs, and firefighters to create the ultimate multitool for first responders. The folding stainless-steel shears are built for getting out of sticky situations, and it includes helpful tools like a strap cutter, ring cutter, and a carbide glass breaker—the kinds of things you hope you’ll never have to use, but you’ll be glad to have if you get into trouble.

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Scientists say to look at the COVID-19 deaths in under 65s to give a better picture

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A recent research study states that large COVID-19 outbreaks in European nursing homes have skewed COVID-19 death data for older age groups. This renders cross-country comparisons of the pandemic’s scale inaccurate. Inconsistent data makes estimating the size and infection severity of the coronavirus pandemic a challenge. COVID-19 death rates are often used as an essential […]

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