Whitney Spivey

Whitney Spivey

Whitney Spivey (Dreier) is a three-time Boston Marathon finisher, a member of the U.S. National Snowshoe Racing Team, and an expert baker (check out her DIY energy bar recipe here).


Designers Debut Pop-up Bike Lanes

No bike lane? No problem. At least in Copenhagen, anyway. That’s where the Copenhagenize Design Company has debuted The Flow, inexpensive yet high-quality, pre-fabricated, interlocking modules...

Whitney Spivey
Nov 14, 2013

Antidoping Official Faces Résumé Questions

 Jamaica’s drug testing agency has been under fire lately for allegations that its testing prior to the 2012 Olympics was inadequate. Now, Herbert George Elliott, the man responsible for...

Whitney Spivey
Nov 13, 2013

14-Year-Old Runs Marathons On Every Continent

 On Sunday, November 10, 14-year-old Winter Vinecki completed the Athens Classic Marathon in 4:03:53. She finished 160 out of 1,284 women, but even more impressively, she became the youngest...

Whitney Spivey
Nov 12, 2013

Exercise is Good for Your Brain

 Exercise is Good for Your Brain. Researchers at universities around the world have found that physical exercise can alleviate depression, slow age-related memory loss and thwart Parkinson-like...

Whitney Spivey
Nov 11, 2013

Watch: Elk Stuck On Trampoline

 A family in Colorado watches as a young elk enters their backyard trampoline—and has a hard time getting out.

Whitney Spivey
Nov 7, 2013

Watch: Alaska Fishermen Free Orca

Three shrimp fishermen rescued an orca stranded on rocks in Klakas Inlet, near Ketchikan, Alaska. The 16-foot female whale had been part of a pod that was hunting seals in shallow water.

Whitney Spivey
Nov 6, 2013

Bigfoot Hunt Goes Bad

21-year-old Omar Pineda, from Rogers County, Oklahoma, was startled by a “barking noise," which he thought was Bigfoot. Intending to shoot the legendary creature, he instead shot...

Whitney Spivey
Nov 5, 2013

Thailand Leads Best Countries for Expats

Thailand topped HSBC’s survey for the best expat experience, scoring high when it comes to making friends, having an active social life, eating well, and getting finances in order.

Whitney Spivey
Oct 31, 2013

Sandy's Positive Impacts Begin to Appear

 Scientists studying the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy say that for all its destruction, the superstorm actually brought about many positive environmental changes.

Whitney Spivey
Oct 30, 2013

Sriracha Production Suspended

Residents of Irwindale, California, are suffering from irritated eyes and throats, headaches, and unbearable odors emanating from a 655,000-square-foot Sriracha factory owned by Huy Fong Foods.

Whitney Spivey
Oct 29, 2013

Bikes Outselling Cars in Europe

 In 2012, NPR reports, bicycle sales outpaced new-car sales 23 of the 27 member states of the European Union. 

Whitney Spivey
Oct 25, 2013

"Blackfish" on CNN Tonight

Blackfish, the award-winning documentary inspired by Outside articles “Killer in the Pool” and “Blood in the Water," airs tonight on CNN. The film examines killer whales in...

Whitney Spivey
Oct 24, 2013