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The Best of Times: It’s amazing what a keen eye for salvageable Italian shoes and a good cobbler can do for you. [Put This On]

The Trapublicans: After the President joked that his next musical performance would be a Young Jeezy tune, NY Mag speculates as to which song it should be. (We would’ve liked to see "Gangsta Grillz" in the mix). [Daily Intel]

Craig Swagger: Every year, as the NBA playoffs get into full swing, our attentions turn to… Craig Sager’s egregious suit choices. Esquire investigates. [Esquire]

Good Drugs: Next time you down a couple aspirin, know that you’re decreasing your cancer odds by 46% as well curing your hangover. [The Atlantic]

Dusting Off: Smelling Salts

Smelling Salts

As connoisseurs of history, we sometimes find styles, habits and turns of phrase from the past that we wouldn’t mind bringing back to the present, Doc Brown-style. This time around, we’re dusting off smelling salts.

Quacks have gotten a bad rap.

Sure, we wouldn’t go to them with anything serious—the flu shot, the broken leg—but if your problem is more along the lines of a mild headache and a general malaise, the snake oil salesmen may be able to help you a whole lot more than a GP.

So naturally, there are a few folk remedies we’d like to dust off…starting with smelling salts»