Watch the Shadow of Mercury Cross the Sun in Real Time

The Transit of Mercury—an astrological event that takes place just 13 times per century—is currently underway. The event occurs when our solar system’s smallest planet, Mercury, appears to cross the sun from Earth; producing a tiny, dot-sized shadow moving across the massive face of the glowing sun. The phenomenon is only viewable by telescope and other special equipment, but if you’d like to catch the …

Wearable Sun Protection

Five functional tops and rash-guards to beat the burn

There’s no faster way to throw shade on a warm weather vacation (or the first few hot days of spring) than with sunburn. It takes only 15 minutes of direct sunlight exposure for skin damage to begin occurring, so protection is a must. While sunscreen remains a necessity, innovations in UV-protective fabrics, along with style-forward designs are making wearable sun protection a lot more, well, …

Men’s Summer Swimwear

Stylish new options for comfortable, confident bathing at the beach or pool

Beachwear style changes just as rapidly as other fashion. Although women tend to be granted more options, each year certain retailers provide interesting swim alternatives for men. Some of us might still be wearing the trunks we’ve had for the past six years. If that’s you, or if you’re just interested in riding the trends while riding the waves, check out the 10 brands we …