Lauren Steele

Spartan Race Announces $500,000 Triple Crown

For athletes who seek suffering, Spartan Race has announced the first “triple crown” of obstacle racing. The series will require athletes to compete in three of four Reebok Spartan Race... Read More

California Is Drying Out and Burning Up

California is still feeling the heat despite recent destructive thunderstorms that caused floods and mudslides in southern parts of the state. The U.S. Drought Monitor said in its weekly report... Read More

Your Next House Will Float

If you've ever wanted to live on the water, literally, keep an eye on London's Royal Docks, where 15 acres of water might soon feature 50 custom-built residences for Londoners wanting not a... Read More

Happy Birthday, Smokey!

Smokey Bear turns 70 on Saturday, August 9. And, no, he doesn’t want candles on his cake. The U.S. Forest Service created the Smokey Bear character in 1944 to inspire education and... Read More

Turn Your Leftovers Into Cash

America wastes a lot of food. Between 30 and 40 percent of the entire U.S. food supply ($165 billion worth) ends up in a landfill each year. The USDA's Food Waste Challenge initiative was... Read More

Squirrel Kicked Off Grand Canyon's Edge

In a video that went viral this week, a shirtless man in a straw hat can be seen feeding an overly curious squirrel at the Grand Canyon. After luring the squirrel with treats to the edge of the... Read More

Finally, Gluten-Free Means Something

Gluten-free labels abound in grocery stores, but until recently there was no FDA-supported definition of what gluten-free actually means. Starting today, all packaged foods labeled gluten-free... Read More

The Banished Doping King Is Still Working

On July 10, 2012, Lance Armstrong’s Italian cycling coach Dr. Michele Ferrari was issued a lifetime ban for possession, trafficking, and assisting athletes with illegal substances. Now, more... Read More

The Virtual-Reality Climbing Wall

Color-coding your climbing route on the training wall is so last century. That’s why two augmented-reality researchers from Aalto University in Finland developed a laser-projecting... Read More

Danny MacAskill Rides the Playboy Mansion

Street-trials cyclist extraordinaire Danny MacAskill has skills that take him to places far away from his Scottish home. This time, they took him into the Playboy Mansion. The result? A... Read More

Let Eddie Bauer Be Your Adventure Guide

Eddie Bauer doesn't just want to outfit you for the outdoors. Now the apparel and gear company wants to get you outdoors. The Eddie Bauer Adventure Guide, a free iPhone app, will be available in... Read More

Lose Weight, Get Rich

People use all kinds of incentives to lose weight, but citizens of Dubai might just have the best one yet. The city's "Your Child in Gold" program gives participants one gram of gold for every... Read More