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In our quest to become fully realized, we work hard to break old patterns and create new ones. However, at times we fall back into patterns that we thought we had left far behind. We get frustrated with our efforts and self-doubt arises. Am I capable of more? Why do …read more
The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 132nd installment in the series. …read more
Pepe Oltra has conquered the São Jorge 2 Pico, in the Azores Islands, Portugal.
The first ever oceanic stand up paddle (SUP) marathon held in Europe gathered twelve athletes. Eleven were able to conclude the 21-kilometer (13 miles) challenge in Atlantic waters.
The conditions were perfect. Light southeast winds and a southern …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference will be held on September 19th – 21st at the famous Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. The programme will include a …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Douglas McConnell, Managing Director of Vissant Capital Corporation, has very good reasons to keep swimming. McConnell is swimming to benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation. “We are closing in in US$300,000 with all of the <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" …read more
A few days ago the Shimano CM-1000 action cam that I bought finally came in. After getting some hands-on time with the unit I wanted to give some initial impressions and thoughts. The camera is unique in that it connects to ANT+ sensors (i.e. heart rate, cadence, power, …read more
When traveling to remote areas, charging your phone or tablet can be quite a hassle. But the portable solar charger SunJack, which was created by Harold Tan, can make this problem go away. The solar charger is also a great emergency kit addition for off-the-grid travel. SunJack is very portable, …read more
For 2015, Felt’s mountain bikes don’t introduce any brand new models, but like the road side they bring… …read more
For Grant Wood, the trade-off for fame was steep. …read more
The open road is impossible to resist, and if you give yourself enough time to prepare, you can make an epic, once-in-a-lifetime bike journey look like a breeze.
1. Find the Right The Bike
This is a heavy-duty journey, so the bike with pegs your mom got you when you were …read more
It even has cup holders for beer and an amplifier for your smartphone! Try not to knock over that bottle of IPA, and say it, don’t spray it when things get exciting/intense/on the verge of a foosball fist fight though. This table o’ hands-allowed soccer is made of cardboard.
Though it …read more
Sick of wiping and blowing dust off your lens filter? Check out Hoya’s new line of EVO Antistatic lens filters, which actively repel dust particles to keep them from sticking to the glass.
The image above is a side-by-side comparison showing what happens when an EVO filter and an ordinary …read more
Pentax has released new firmware for its flagship K-3 DSLR, adding a new function – diffraction correction to the lens corrections menu. Firmware v1.10 also improves processing times when Digital Filters and Color Fringe Correction are applied, tweaks exposure bracketing in TAv mode, offers improved AWB performance and the usual …read more
Four months after a Washington, D.C. man was cleared by DNA when the hair analysis used to convict him was found to be wrong, his conviction was vacated Monday. Kevin Martin’s exoneration comes nearly one year after the Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) announced …read more
By Nancy Colasurdo
I opened my eyes after having slept for a solid eight hours. The afternoon prior, I had taken a four-hour nap. Suffice to say I was rested.
Now here I was with a ‘found’ day. These, of course, are pure treasure. How could I make it a day well …read more
Oftentimes it’s the simplest elements that make or break a photograph, setting it apart from the rest for either better or worse. Today, we have for you a case of the former in this striking series of black and white street photos by photographer Mahmoud Merjan.
The photographs — part …read more
Just over a year ago, Salsa Cycles took the wraps off their all new full suspension bikes with… …read more
There are many of us who sigh at hearing the dreaded acronym, HDR. Oftentimes we associate it with oversaturated, cartoon-like compositions put together from half a dozen worth of frames. But that’s not the only way to approach HDR. As with everything, it’s a variable, not definitive.
In the above video, …read more
It’s 6am, you’re up and ready to sweat. You grab your animal costume, your LED disco yoga mat and you’re off to Brooklyn’s own massive sober rave dance party where smoothies, yoga and voguing are your drugs of choice. Sounds like our usual morning! No this is not the next …read more
Do you know how many pieces are in the 1,869-piece LEGO Batman Tumbler? D’oh! Crap! I just gave it away! It must be that I’m a little over-stimulated at the sight of this long-awaited, beauteous plastic brick creature that will be mine on 1 September 2014.
Or that the Heath …read more
It’s not a surprise that Leica’s first autofocus mirrorless system camera is a thing of beauty – nor that it’s wildly expensive. The Leica T (Typ 701) uses a 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor, and its operation is almost entirely dependent on a couple of dials and a large touchscreen. It …read more
I’m sick of being discriminated against! Why Are Mountain Bikers Discriminated Against? There have to be 1,000 times more mountain bike owners than horse owners so why are there way more miles of trail open to horse users? In addition, a few bad apples among those .5 percenters who own …read more
Ziggy, Ricochet, Hanzon and Kalani are the winners of the 2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition, held at Imperial Beach, California.
Fifty surf dogs gathered for one of the most important canine wave riding contests in the USA. The 9th edition of the Surf Dog Competition crowned champions in four …read more
Bullet time isn’t anything new, but where most of the recent examples show how you can use relatively inexpensive phones or GoPros to create the effect, this BTS video shows how Canon helped put together a crazy bullet time photo shoots that went radically in the other direction.
By linking together …read more
Shop mechanics are always in search of the perfect tool for the job. While you can hack any… …read more
Registration is now open for PhotoPlus Expo 2014, the annual photographic tradeshow that takes place in New York City, every autumn. This year’s show runs from October 29 – November 1 2014 in the Javits Convention Center, and the theme of the event (aside from photography of course) is Halloween. …read more
A few weeks ago we shared with you the first part of a series Karl Taylor created, explaining the inverse square law of light. That is, the intensity of light given off from a source is inversely proportional to the square distance from the source. In the …read more
Will being immersed in a can of Mountain Dew truly turn a mouse into a “jelly-like” substance? …read more
Dr. Arieh Eldad’s account of a burn center patient turned suicide bomber. …read more
No pen…. No write…. No sign! No sign! The Fratelis forgot to check Mikey’s marble bag! I can’t tell…if it’s an “A sharp” or if it’s a “B flat!! Come on Andy, if you hit the wrong note they’ll all “B flat”! The Goonies’ treasure map. Their path to the …read more
Today’s mentalfloss.com Tuesday Test Time Brain Game asks you to break down an eight-letter word, one letter at a time, forming new words along the way. Are you up to the challenge?
By removing one letter from the mix at each step,
and rearranging the remaining letters to form new words,
reduce …read more
Renthal is a UK based brand with a loyal following throughout the motorcycle world. In recent years, they’ve parlayed… …read more
The video above is called The 6 Minute Dirty Edit Challenge, and it’s an interesting project/dare by photographer Jeff Rojas. The goal is simple: how much retouching can you possibly get done in just six minutes time.
As the word ‘dirty’ suggests, the final product is not meant to …read more
The Times’ obituary for Dr. Albert J. (“Mickey”) Stunkard, who died last week at the age of 92, describes his work on the genetics of obesity and quotes Dr. Walter Willett’s comment that genetics accounts for only a small part of the “legions of the obese.”
Stunkard was writing about …read more
Like many top athletes, Mark Cavandish listens to music before races in order to get into the right… …read more
A while back I posted some images of a runner who transitioned to minimalist shoes which demonstrated an improvement in arch structure. It generated a lot of attention and page hits. Many of those against minimalist running shoes had of course said it was bogus. This particular case was …read more
The rules of the road are a little weirder in some places than in others. …read more
Once you’ve been teaching for a while, you may have times in your career when you feel burned out. This is a very real syndrome and one that can lead you to question if you’re on the right track. However, if you’re alert to the signs of burnout, you can …read more
Photos submitted by Stewart Harris of Bee’s Bikes – Handmade wooden bicycles made in Idaho. We always love to… …read more
Believe me, we’ve all been there. That moment when the tube doors slide closed with a malicious swish after you’ve ran to the station and jogged down the stairs just so you can get home, put on your PJ’s, crack open the wine, cry about your day and the tragedy …read more
Surfing is a complete physical sport. The act of catching waves interferes with your bones, tendons and muscle groups. Surfers are known for quickly developing flexibility and endurance, but what are the main muscles involved in surfing?
The concept of surf training is relatively new. In the last two decades, professional …read more
The Honda Smart House US has recently been constructed on campus at the University of California (UC), Davis. The house will serve as a test for an off-the-grid living space of the future. Homes and cars are responsible for about 44% of all the greenhouse gases emitted in the US, …read more
Nothing can be as shocking as seeing Magneto and the X-Men teaming up, but these hidden facets of X2 are worth a closer look. …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ben Hooper is a British open water swimmer who served with the military and police. A multi-faceted swimmer, he also writes fiction and is a free diver, PADI scuba diver, charity swim participant, middle-distance running and triathlete. But …read more
We just received an invite to see a “revolutionary project by Northwave in collaboration with Michelin” to debut… …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Like the famed Loch Ness in Scotland and Lake Memphremagog that stretching from Quebec, Canada to Vermont, USA, legend has it that there is a monster of sorts that lives in Bear Lake, located on the …read more
Before you trek into the wilderness for the weekend, load up everything you’ll need to make your campsite as comfortable as home. …read more