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The 10 Best American Beers

Each year, Denver, Colorado, plays host to the brewing world's biggest party: the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). This year's festival was the biggest yet, and despite heavy competition, a few...

The Spy Who Scammed Us?

Jamie Smith says he was recruited into the CIA as an undergraduate at Ole Miss, cofounded Blackwater, and has done clandestine intelligence work all over the world, operating out of a...

The FDA Is Coming for Your Cheese

As Americans, we're used to certain infringements on our liberty, like having the NSA creep on our phone records and the TSA examine our shoes. But there's a limit to our patience. When the...

The Yoga Instructor Who's Instagram-Famous

A handful of years ago Rachel Brathen was a cigarette-smoking, rebellious teen in Sweden. Then she moved to Costa Rica, found yoga, booted up Instagram, and became a yoga celebrity—if there is such a...

Obstacle Racing Must Overcome Its Infighting

Will leaping fiery hay bales amount to nothing more than an adrenaline-fueled fad? Or could it one day become an Olympic sport? That all depends on what comes next.

Skiers: Vail Is Not the Enemy

A few weeks ago, when Vail Resorts bought Park City Mountain Resort, the sale triggered an onslaught of vitriol against Colorado's billion-dollar ski empire. But while it's easy to hate a company...

The Hackschooler Goes Back to School. Sort Of.

In February 2013, Logan LaPlante delivered a TedX talk that changed his world. Just 13 years old at the time, Logan’s speech, “Hackschooling Makes Me Happy,” explored his homeschooling experience,...

You Don't Know Maple Syrup

While you were busy flipping flapjacks, the maple-syrup business has been going through a major upheaval.

The Skydiving CEO Who Cheated Death

Squaw Valley Ski Holdings CEO Andy Wirth loved skydiving. After an accident left him without an arm and close to death, it would have been easy for him to give up his love for adventure. Wirth...

The 13 Toughest Races in the World

The popularity of road marathons and obstacle racing has skyrocketed over the past few years. But what happens when you take away the road, the cheerful volunteers handing out energy gels, and...

For Its Next Act, GoPro Takes Over the World

The little white drone zips low over the water through the back of a hundred-foot natural arch, jogs right, out of sight, and is gone. Andy Casagrande, a 36-year-old underwater cameraman best known...

Remembering the Skiers We Lost

In the past two weeks, five top mountain athletes died in three separate incidents in the Himalayas and Andes. We've gathered remembrances from people who knew them best.