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The Worst Way To Travel

Did you ever notice when you go somewhere new, everything is a bit less convenient than it is in your…

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A New York Pizza Marathon

The concept was pretty simple, and potentially disgusting: Run a marathon, 26.2 miles, around New York City, and eat five…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 152

“A much more accurate depiction of an algorithm is that it’s an opinion embedded in math.” —mathematician Cathy O’Neill (video)…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 151

You’re lucky if you’re as stoked about anything as Charles Post is about migrating raptors (video): “There’s a deeper reason,…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 150

Three minutes of Swiss scenery, but in miniature: (video) Behold Otis, the champion of Katmai National Park’s 2018 Fat Bear…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 149

“You look at them, and you’re like, ‘What even is that? That’s the most ridiculous animal I’ve ever seen in…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 148

Three minutes on how expectations affect your life (video): A young woman’s journey of self-discovery … to discover that she…

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Thank You For YouTubing

A couple nights before leaving on a backpacking trip, I decided to finally dig up a Trangia stove I’d received…