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Political Science

11 Ways Skiing Was Totally Different in the '80s

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Facebook/John Cusack (Credit: Rob McEwan/MGM Studios)</i><p>If you stop to think about it, the '80s really were America's heyday. Flying wasn't the worst part of the holiday season, people weren't wrapped up in social media, and rock stars sang songs about strip clubs, instead of …

Snowcookie Tracks Your Skiing to Maximize Your Downhill Form

Part of the joy of skiing is perfecting your downhill form. Unfortunately, that usually involves a very expensive private lesson with video showing you all the things you’ve done wrong after the fact. Snowcookie can give you that information while you’re actually on the slopes.<p>The Snowcookie system …

Skiing

Video: Skiing through this impossibly narrow ridge is so freaking insane

Holy cow. I don't know how professional skier Cody Townsend pulled off this insane ski line that saw him pretty much drop straight down and then …

3 goals for ski racing success

Anna Fenninger training at Vail on Saturday. GEPA<p>Defining success in ski racing is a difficult task. When I ask most racers and coaches how they …

Self-improvement

Didn't Obama Hear Oregon’s Warning Shot on Immigration?

Will Democrats ever realize that increased immigration is not only bad policy, but a political loser as well?<p>“We are all Republicans, we are all …

Don’t Sound Like a Gaper!

Mispronounce these 25 brands and you may as well have “gaper” stamped on your forehead.<p>Author:<p>Ryan Dionne<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>Mispronounce …

Camping

Passes

U.S. Ski Team Names 2014-15 Alpine Roster

<b>Copper Mountain, CO –</b> The sun was shining down on Copper Mountain’s Center Village on Saturday where a crowd of thousands congregated for the 2015 …

5 (New) Reasons Why Mitt Romney Should Enter the 2016 Race

Whether or not you voted for Romney in 2012 (and even whether you like Mitt personally or not), I believe he would make a remarkable president.<p>As a friend and as a business associate I have known and worked with Mitt for more than a decade. As CEO and chairman of a series of cool tech companies …

Secrets From a Ski Team Tech

Fischer's ski tuning guru Leo Mussi dishes on the secrets of fast skis.<p>Author:<p>Ryan Dionne<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>649<p>Fischer's ski tuning guru Leo …

Skis Equal Skiing

<i>Editor's Note: This is the latest installment of The Odds Are Good, a semi-regular column by Heather Hansman about real life stories in the ski world</i> …

What Al Franken’s Normcore Senate Race Can Teach Other Democrats

Despite a snippy debate Sunday, the senator’s run a staid campaign—and hasn’t distanced himself from Obama. The pundits may be bored, but he’s …

Elections

Dark Money Will Decide Which Party Controls the Senate

And you thought candidates were the biggest factor in their races. No, this year, battle for control of the Senate is largely being determined by …

See All 1,715 Entries to the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition Online

The competition for the new Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki closed last month, becoming the most popular architectural competition in history with …

Mountaineering

Photo of the Day: Garrett Grove

Garrett Grove<p>Garrett Grove was born and raised in the Western parts of North America. He’s called places like Alaska, Washington and British Columbia …

Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too

Teens work, pay taxes, even support families. So why can’t they vote? It’s time to change that.<p>Right now, millions of Americans are disenfranchised …

ATOMIC AIRTIME ⎪ INFAMOUS, Windells, Mt.Hood

VP Biden Apologizes for Telling Truth About Turkey, Saudi and ISIS

The vice president’s remarks last week provoked a diplomatic firestorm among key Sunni allies in the region. But he was just telling it like it …

The UK’s New Iron Lady in Kitten Heels

British Home Secretary Theresa May, talking tough to terrorists, and to Conservative Party stalwarts, has a good chance to become Britain’s second …

Theresa May

Peter Thiel, PayPal Founder, Funds 'Seasteading,' Libertarian Sea Colony

PayPal founder Peter Thiel has invested $1.25 million in an ambitious project--floating, autonomous colonies at sea.<p>The progressive entrepreneur who pays bright, young students $100,000 each to drop out of school and pursue business ideas, is one of Silicon Valley's more prolific investors. After …

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel’s Radical Political Vision

The right-leaning tech billionaire offers a look into how Silicon Valley could transform the way we think about politics.<p>If Silicon Valley ever …

Peter Thiel

An Anti-Gay Marriage Group’s Big GOP Target

Sen. Rob Portman is a rising star in the GOP. But since he’s switched his stance on gay marriage, a group of social conservatives wants to take him …

Equality

Photo of the Day: Grant Gunderson

Grant Gunderson<p>One of the ski industry's most dedicated photographers, Grant has shot for every major snow sports and outdoor publication world wide, …

Photos of the Day

Photo of the Day: Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher<p>Throughout my life I have spent significant time living internationally and throughout the United States. These experiences, as well as …

Refresh Yourself with ArchDaily's 15 Most Popular Pools on Pinterest

We present to you 15 of ArchDaily's most re-pinned pools on Pinterest; designs which resonate with the profound power of the aquatic. As Lao Tzu …

Architecture

An Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up With a Cup of Coffee

Well, it looks like we’ve stumbled upon heaven. And its name is The Barisieur.<p>As one who hates waking up early, it doesn’t get much better than this. …