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Celebrating Vans' 50th With the Dawn of an Era

A dissected look at the timeless and iconic Vans Era.<p>Since 1966, Vans has embedded itself in the very DNA of American culture through footwear. Although originally crafted as a casual shoe brand with an emphasis on a durable vulcanized rubber sole unit, the lifestyle footwear company has become a …

Long Live The Surf Shop - Can surf shops survive the online shopping revolution?

As the Internet continues its inexorable march, stomping all the best parts of human civilization into dust in the name of convenience, one of the …

How Vans tapped Southern California skate culture and became a billion-dollar shoe brand

When the Van Doren Rubber Co. threw open its retail doors at 704 E. Broadway in Anaheim on March 16, 1966, the business was so new many of the boxes on the shelves didn't even have shoes in them. But there were samples to try on. Somewhere between 12 and 16 customers (accounts vary) placed orders …

Shoes

What 17 Celebrities Were Doing Before They Were Famous

From flipping burgers at McDonalds to making snow cones at the circus.<p>Before they had their big break, our favorite stars had all sorts of odd jobs—from aerobics instructor to making snow cones at the circus.

Fallout 4's Graphics Cranked So Hard It Becomes A Cartoon

There are already a number of mods out there which alter the appearance of <i>Fallout 4</i>, but they don’t go quite as far as this tweak, which makes the …

Gaming

Who knew classical music and mountain biking went together so well? - MBR

Remy Métailler's symphony of shred<p>Beethoven, Mozart and Bach all conjure up images of a sophisticated audience serenely enjoying an evening of …

Mountain Biking

The 10 Healthiest Places to Live in America

Honolulu, Hawaii Best Place for Lifelong Health The heavenly climate helps, but the key to well-being here also includes<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Colin …

Honolulu

Inside The California Desert Community Where Societal Rules Do Not Apply

Welcome to Slab City.<p>Slab City is an unregulated squatter settlement in the dusty Sonoran Desert, located about 140 miles east of San Diego. In a former life, it was a Marine training base, but over the past 60 years, it's become a community for hippies, rebels and misfits of all kinds. Living in …

War in Weed Country

Native Americans in California are outlawing marijuana in order to save the environment—and themselves.<p><i>This story appears in the November Issue of VICE.</i><p>If you are looking for pot growers on the remote southern end of the Yurok Reservation in Humboldt County, California, you might start your search …

Cannabis

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Mindfulness in the mainstream: an old solution to modern problems

Leading mindfulness expert Mark Williams will brief MPs on how meditation could drastically improve the UK’s wellbeing and productivity<p>The Attlee Room in parliament will fall quiet on Tuesday to hear one of the country’s leading meditation teachers explain the basics of the 2,400-year-old tradition …

Mindfulness

The battle over the 'right-to-dry' heats up

<b>To the editor:</b> Kudos to San Fernando Democratic Assemblywoman Patty Lopez for her bill giving Californians the right to hang their laundry on clotheslines, and to Gov. Jerry Brown for signing it. ("Right-to-dry's day in the sun," Opinion, Oct. 15, and "California will be 'right-to-dry' state," …

Santa Barbara

Why Vegan Diets Suck

5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich<p>There is no one right way to eat for everyone.<p>We are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next.<p>I personally advocate consumption of both animals and plants and I think there is plenty of evidence that this is a reasonable …

No union mines left in Kentucky, where labor wars once raged

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coal miners bled and died to unionize.<p>Their workplaces became war zones, and gun battles once punctuated union protests. …

Hidden secrets and legends on the UC Berkeley campus

On Wednesday, thousands of Cal students will attend their first class of the 2015-16 school year in familiar spots like Wheeler, Barrows and Evans halls. But how many will know that, below their feet, runs a mining tunnel once used by students for hands-on practice? Or that somewhere on campus are …

Donald Trump beware: apprentice Deez Nuts is top-polling independent

It may be Donald Trump who has raised this presidential campaign to new levels of frivolity, but in a poll that is arguably frivolous by nature one “candidate” has managed to go viral – and it turns out he’s a 15-year-old from Iowa.<p>Unlike his competitors in the race to be president in 2016 – people …

Government

rediscovered photos of the 70s hollywood skate scene

Take a trip into a world of tube socks, short shorts and empty swimming pools.<p>Photographer Hugh Holland was in the right place at the right time, he says. LA, 1975, specifically. "Skateboarding was happening in many places, but not like in California," he says over the phone from LA, where he still …

Skateboarding

Meet the People Who Want to Make It Safer to Take Drugs at Festivals

Earlier this month, two teenage girls died at the HARD Summer music festival in Ponoma, California, reportedly from “suspected drug overdoses.” Less …

Los Angeles

Have anti-GMO activists gone off the rails?

invent<p>Plentiful are the takeaways from Will Saletan’s expertly researched, if a bit viciously anti-activist, barn-burner of piece over at Slate on the various absurdities, lies and distortions in the war over GMOs – lies which, according to Saletan, fall far more in the laps of the obsessive …

Walk down the wrong street and you're back in prison: the Kafkaesque life of a terror suspect in Britain

Since Algerian asylum seeker Y was arrested in 2003, he has spent years behind bars or unable to move more than a few miles, yet he has never been convicted of a crime. What is it like to exist under such extraordinary restrictions?<p>This is a true story.<p>One January morning, Y went to the cashpoint …

How Hipsters Make Their Instagram Photos Look So Damn Good

Neither kale nor man buns are necessary.<p>If the lack of color and clarity doesn't make you look vague and alluring, I don't know what will.<p>Silhouetted people, trees in the woods, an old woman contemplatively looking off into the distance, <i>you get the idea.</i><p>Bring down the saturation but not so much …

A Frontier Cabin With Yard, Hidden on a Manhattan Rooftop

When your front porch is seven stories over the West Village<p>It's not difficult to picture the style of cabins that American frontiersmen once lived …

West Village

Longboard Dancing Trick Tips for Advanced Learners

Longboard Dancing is the term made up by Adam Colton and Adam Stokowski, two avid longboarders who combined elements of freestyle skateboarding, …

Smart Hiking Gear

It’s nearly summer, and a great time to get out on your favorite trails or explore new terrain. As is always the case, there’s an app (or gear) to help you do that better, more accurately, and more safely. Depending on how deeply you want to geek out, you can either just use your phone or purchase …

Inspiring Portraits of Skater Girls in Kabul

While traveling in Afghanistan, photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson came across a an inspiring group of women who were creating a place for young …

These Tiny Skateboarding Prodigies Want to Change What It Means to Skate Like a Girl

Also, they're adorable.<p>The Pink Helmet Posse is a California-based group of girls who love to skateboard. They love it so much that they want to help other girls learn to love it too. "You can find skateboards anywhere, but they don't work well, are the wrong size, and generally aren't appealing to …

How I Passed My Skateboarding Addiction To My Kids

Skateboarding meant everything to our correspondent when he was a kid. Now, having delighted in seeing their dad in action via old tapes, his …

Size me up Penny! Size me up Penny!

Once you’ve fallen in love with the great looks of a brand new Penny Skateboard, there’s just one more question to answer: which size would you like? …

See Stunning Photos of What Rob Greenfield Finds After Dumpster Diving Across America

It took diving through a dirty dumpster for me to realize that food waste in the U.S. is an absolute fiasco.<p>Rob Greenfield went dumpster diving in …

Sustainability