Cross-country skiing is certainly an amazing workout. It passes my personal “how hard am I working?” test: it makes me sweat while I’m doing it and makes me sore when I’m done. With cross country, the sweat is intense (great for a cold weather sport as long as you keep moving) and the soreness is all over – legs, core, and arms.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]eenage girls these days are the bomb. Thirteen-year-old Malavath Poorna of India summited Mount Everest this week, breaking the record for the world’s youngest woman to climb the mountain. What’s more, she scaled the more difficult Tibetan side, making her achievement even more awesome (in every sense of the word). From a rural family …

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]his morning’s sad exercise of compiling #YesAllWomen tweets from Misadventurers around the globe took a shockingly short amount of time. We need a worldwide culture shift. We need women to persevere–to go “out and beyond,” as we say here –despite the unfair and heart-wrenching obstacles. If you want to understand some of the sentiment that …

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My style of painting is so personal, and has existed in one incarnation or another since I was a little girl drawing in my notebooks. As I grow and change, so does the look and feeling of my paintings. The more I devote myself to my practice, the clearer the message comes across.

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[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]uring her two years of teaching English in Madrid, Devon Hughes — along with her students — struggled with language acquisition (in her case, Castillano). A former English major, tour guide, and aspiring writer, communication had been her “daily bread”, which later made asking and paying for her daily bread at a Spanish corner …

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[dropcap size=small]”I[/dropcap]n China, you don’t have control over the temperature on your thermostat; the government does. That explains why we kept adjusting our temperature dial and nothing ever happened,” Connie Beach tells me. She traveled with her husband this spring to Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. “The government sets mandated temperature settings,” she explains. “They send …

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Pack Burro Racing is the only sport that is indigenous to Colorado. What started as a tribute to the state’s mining history has become an annual spectacle in which, every summer, super fit athletes and their hopefully well-trained and willing equine counterparts run long distances over Rocky Mountain passes. It’s as crazy as it sounds.

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by Caroline Parke wiggling inch born high up a dizzy haze of pirouetting pollen strands gave you form to match in your listless, swirling descent; a ribbon dancer, you silked you down slow from that breeze-haunted nursery, carried through clouds of tree sex, fluorescent with lust, one sticky band linking the branch of your birth …

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]here’s something about traveling by boat that inherently equals adventure. I don’t know if it’s the wind in my hair, the bright sunshine on my face, the splash of water occasionally making its way over the bow, or the passing scenery as the ship cuts its way through the water. It’s all of those …

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