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The Senate's Sly Plan to Begin Drilling in Arctic Refuge

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:54

The latest battle over public lands has erupted not in the arid West but farther north, in arctic Alaska. Late last week, the Republican-held Senate passed a budget resolution that could open 1.5 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for future energy development, much to the protest of Senate Democrats and conservationists. The new resolution called for the Energy and

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Climbers Set Speed Record on El Capitan's Most Dangerous Ascent—the Nose

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:44

Forgoing food, water, and most standard safety equipment, two climbers broke the speed record for ascending one of the most dangerous parts of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park—the Nose.

As first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Brad Gobright and Jim

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Daniel Radcliffe On ‘Jungle’ Survival

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:53

“There was a day that we had to stop filming because there were too many poisonous snakes around,” says Daniel Radcliffe, completely serious. “That was the first time I have experienced anything like that.”

Having new experiences on movie sets is a rare occurrence for Radcliffe, who has been acting professionally since he was a mere 10 years old and spent his teenage years starring in

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These are the Best and Worst States for Biking in the Country

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:52

If you’re a two-wheel junkie, it may be time to pedal on over to Washington. For the ninth straight time, it’s been crowned the friendliest state for cyclists, according to the League of American Bicyclists.

Since 2008, the advocacy group has evaluated each state’s overall bicycle friendliness based on factors like

This article originally appeared on www.mensjournal.com: These are the Best and Worst States for Biking in the Country

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Why Anybrand's $99 Sweatshirt Is the Last One You'll Ever Want to Wear

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:39

“I think it’s cool.”

That’s what my friend said when she saw the triumvirate of chalky white smudges on my black sweatshirt. They could have been flour or toothpaste; I wasn’t sure how they got there. But they resembled the fingerprints of a large primate, or Blim Blam.

Upon their discovery, I was beside

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How Sneakers, One of This Year's Coolest Books, Came to Be

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:00

Talk with any devoted fan of sneakers and odds are they’ve probably got an amazing story to tell you about how they snagged each of their favorite pairs. That passion is at the heart of a new book, simply called

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The Highs and Lows of Watching an NBA Game in VR

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 08:52

Always wanted to sit courtside at an NBA game, but can’t stomach the wallet-busting ticket price? NBA League Pass VR lets you do just that. Sort of.

Each week throughout the 2017-18 NBA season, the league is broadcasting a game live in virtual reality, in partnership with NextVR, a broadcaster of such live events. If you have a VR headset like

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Meet the Colorado Adventure Junkie Who Summited The State’s 100 Highest Peaks in Just 60 Days

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 08:31

The nickname doesn’t really do him justice.

Justin Simoni, a 36-year-old Colorado-based adventure junkie who recently rode and climbed his state’s 100 highest peaks, is known on the trail as “The Long Ranger.”

But “long” feels like an understatement when describing the 60-day, self-supported, 2,344-mile journey that involved 384,184 feet of elevation gain (the equivalent of 13

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This Series About a Tiny Kentucky High School Basketball Team is the Best New Documentary You Haven’t Seen

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:31

I have a confession. I never intended to watch all ten episodes of Us Against the World. I had already scheduled an interview with the main subject of the show, former University of Kentucky star and NBA player Rodrick Rhodes, so I planned to screen the first two or three 15-minute episodes and get just enough info to have a good conversation.

I started the pilot on a four-hour

This article originally appeared on www.mensjournal.com: This Series About a Tiny Kentucky High School Basketball Team is the Best New Documentary You Haven’t Seen

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Everyone Should Own This $30 Plasma Lighter and Flashlight Combo

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:55

I don’t know that there’s a single person in my life for whom I wouldn’t buy the miraculously useful Sparkr Mini as a gift. The product, which sells for a perfectly reasonable $30, serves two functions. First, it’s equipped with a surprisingly powerful flashlight that would come in handy on any

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Angela Eiter Is the First Woman to Climb One of the World's Hardest Routes

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:48

Austrian climber Angela Eiten had a pretty good weekend.

On Sunday, the 31-year-old became the first woman to send a 5.15b grade. She bested the La Planta de Shiva climb, which is located in Villanueva Del Rosario, Andalucia, Spain. Before her historic climb, the route had only been finished by men — and only a handful of them at that.

Eiten was obviously stoked

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PSA: Do Not Jump In Front of a Speeding Bicyclist 24 Hours Before Running a Marathon

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:06

I’ve read enough personal running blogs over the years, where people publish incredibly in-depth recaps of their race weekend experiences, that it brings me, and probably only me, great joy to start this next paragraph like so many I’ve seen before:

I arrived in Chicago with my wife and two daughters on Friday afternoon—some of us took naps; one of us made encouraging signs for race day

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Getting Eight Hours of Sleep Could Be Bad News for Your Sperm

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 09:52

Getting exactly eight hours of sleep a night could be harmful to your sperm's productivity. According to a new study from the Journal of Sleep Research, getting more than that recommended seven-to-eight could drastically improve the integrity of the DNA in your sperm, thereby improving the chance of

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Here's Why You Better Get Used to Crowded National Parks

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 09:18

In September 1980, then-superintendent of Yosemite National Park, Robert O. Binnewies, signed a plan to radically reduce traffic and visitors, in an effort to help restore the Yosemite Valley ecosystem. His proposal called for the elimination of 1,242 day-parking spots, 268 cabins and

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Four-Time Iditarod Champ Accused of Doping His Dogs

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 08:53

Race officials from Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race have accused four-time champion musher Dallas Seavey of administering an illegal substance to his dogs, according to NPR. Seavey placed second in the 2017 event behind his father, Mitch

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You Can Get an Apple Watch Series 3 for $25—if You Exercise Enough

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:30

Life Insurance purveyor John Hancock really does not want you to die. Which makes sense, because the longer you keep ticking, the more money you give the company and the longer it has to wait to pay off your loved ones when you bite it.

It’s so motivated to keep you around, as reported by

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Milwaukee Should Probably Learn the Actual Distance of a Marathon

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:54

Milwaukeeans are great at making beer and cheese. Apparently, they are not so great at measuring things.

For the second year in a row, finishers of the Milwaukee Marathon did not run 26.2. At this year’s October 15 race, cones at the mile-22 turnaround were incorrectly placed, causing the course to be nearly a mile short, according to a report by

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From Tourist to Local, Almost: John Hodgman's 'Vacationland'

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:32

John Hodgman didn’t know what to do after he ended the world he created in his third book of made-up knowledge, That Is All. “I panicked,” says the one-time The Daily Show contributor. But he took the advice of comedian Mike Birbiglia, booked a weekly spot to perform at Union Hall in Brooklyn and decided to see what would happen. It got a little weird. “I definitely was doing a

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Calorie-Free Sweeteners Could be Causing You to Pack on the Pounds

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:39

Forty-one percent of American adults consume calorie-free sweeteners like Splenda, Equal, and stevia on a daily basis. That’s a real problem since we really have no idea what these faux sugars are doing to our bodies—even stevia, which is plant-based, not lab-created like the others. Many people believe these sweeteners

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Here’s a Sharply Tailored Replica of the American Psycho Rain Slicker, Just in Time for Halloween

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:28

With all the ‘80s nostalgia manifesting in the broader culture of 2017 (fanny packs, checkered Vans, Stranger Things and its amazing soundtrack) it’s sort of not a surprise that getups from the era are popular choices for Halloween this

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