Good Life Guide
As the nefarious pope in cable’s “The Borgias,” Jeremy Irons will stop at nothing—even murder—to get his way. As an actor he’s always shown a tendency to choose roles on his own terms. And he has no qualms about professing his love of tobacco.
It wasn’t just his penchant for wearing two gloves that made Tommy Gainey’s entry into the exclusive club of PGA Tour winners an anomaly. At the ripe old age of 37, he had taken a circuitous route of mini-tours, money matches and moonlight jobs to reach the inner circle.
Match play in sports betting tournaments draws in professionals and amateurs alike with its combination of plenty of action and high payoffs for modest entry fees. It’s also a way for casinos to drum up lots of interest and make events like March Madness a little crazier.
Between the excellence of Michael Jordan, the drama of Tiger Woods, the ascendancy of the Boston Red Sox and the upsets courtesy of the New York Giants, the past two decades have been filled with lots of great acts. We offer a score of outsized moments and personalities.
With green machines, crossovers, tech cars, mini entries and super sports, a luxury market once defined by the foot and the pound is forever growing in new directions. We choose the utmost in a slew of categories.
Creeping clutter got you down? We give loads of advice on how to digitize—without much payout—those important records, scraps of paper and even books that are taking up valuable space. You can also condense more modern forms of information like CDs and DVDs into tidy, accessible lots.
The former head of Citigroup and Time Warner is sitting pretty as he negotiates retirement after a life spent putting himself into the position “where I can now do not things I have to do but things I want to do.” One of those things is smoking cigars.
Cigar makers are taking a page from whiskey distillers and creating small-batch lines that use high-quality, low-yield tobacco. Be they regular production or one-offs, these tiny brands are striking up a lot of interest with discerning smokers.
In direct contrast to the dark days of the late ’90s when Cuban cigars had fallen off their pedestal, 2012 marks a year of greatness for the fabled source of hand-rolled tobacco.
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Make your own gin; the perfect pilsner glass; fancy footwear; private jets with smaller investment; stockcar racing camp; and keeping your white wine chilled.