Jan 2, 2013

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Alternatives to Childhood Misadventures

Alternatives to Childhood Misadventures

I grew up in a big city and while I was lucky enough to have parents who insisted on taking me out of the city as often as possible, I spent many a weekend and summer vacations loitering with my friends in a nearby office parking lot as we tried to entertain ourselves.

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Jan 2, 2013

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An Anthropological Analysis of the Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder

An Anthropological Analysis of the Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder

Cultural rituals always bewilder those on the outside. We should just accept that we can never understand some things in this world. But there is one cultural ritual in the world that astonishes me with its uselessness,ergo, tantalizing my desire to understand it:

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Dec 31, 2012

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Backpacking v. Playing Video Games: Pros and Cons

Backpacking v. Playing Video Games: Pros and Cons

I don’t know what to do this weekend. Some of my friends want me to go backpacking with them, but I’m kind of tired. Maybe I should just stay home, where it’s safe and dry

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Dec 25, 2012

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Would Santa Survive in the Wild?

Would Santa Survive in the Wild?

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. And it stayed that way, all through the night, because Santa had crashed, prematurely ending his

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Dec 20, 2012

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Top 6 Kiteboarding Spots Around the World

Top 6 Kiteboarding Spots Around the World

So you prefer warm weather sports, you’re an adrenaline junkie and you’ve got tons of cash. Ok, so most likely, you won’t be kiteboarding anytime soon but if you could, you would.

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Dec 13, 2012

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U.S. Youth Demand Climate Action at UN Climate Negotiations

U.S. Youth Demand Climate Action at UN Climate Negotiations

A dozen young activists line the moving walkway as negotiators make their way into the convention center for the United Nations climate change negotiations in Doha. They stand silently, holding signs and engaging those passing by with the intensity of their gaze.

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