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George RR Martin: our long obsession with Mars

Photograph: Moviestore/REX Shutterstock<p>Matt Damon in The Martian. Photograph: Moviestore/REX Shutterstock<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/1/1443696340460/3774f7b6-77a0-4d15-8390-16af075520f6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Moviestore/REX Shutterstock<p>Matt …

George R.R. Martin

The Ultimate Waterman

Duke’s biography hits shelves in early October. Photo courtesy of David Davis.<p>David Davis is a sports writer whose byline has appeared in <i>The New York</i> …

Jackie Robinson

op Journal

After generations of sleeping outside, you tend to pick up a few tricks. Since 1938, REI employees and members have been creating and tuning pro tips …

Insta Wedge: Social Media’s Best from Our Favorite Mutant Wave

<b>Are you sick of seeing Wedge on your Instagram feed yet?</b> This may be one of the more complex rhetorical questions. The mutant wave, affectionately …

The 10 Best Post-Surf Burritos of SoCal

Photo: Farephotography.blogspot.com<p><b>Some things are just meant to go together.</b> Peanut Butter and jelly, eggs and bacon, Kelly Slater and baldness – …

Unconventional Wisdom: Nathan Fletcher

<b>Having a kid changes your life.</b> Suddenly you find yourself telling someone else what to do. It's weird going to the beach and watching them instead …

Aquatic Sports

Grand jury releases horrifying details of a fraternity event that led to murder charges

Prosecutors in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, where the alleged hazing took place, recently posted the full grand-jury presentment with details of the allegations involving the death of 19-year-old Chun Hsien Deng, who went by Michael.<p>Deng — a pledge member of Baruch's Pi Delta Psi chapter, an …

Crime

The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel

<b>John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. His 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago on April 14, has sold more than 14 million copies in the past 75 years. Here are 10 things about the novel that may surprise you.</b><p>The book …

End of the road for Silverton-based Venture Snowboards

Klem and Lisa Branner are no strangers to challenging terrain. Their Venture Snowboards — handbuilt in Silverton by a team of hard-charging riders — …

How this one photo with his late father gave Chris Pratt his biggest parenting goals

Yesterday, Chris Pratt paid a beautiful tribute to his late father Dan Pratt on Twitter by posting a sweetheart childhood pic of himself with his …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

#LogDaze: The Art of Freedom with Photographer Thomas Lodin

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>#LogDaze is a new series featuring some of the world’s most radical longboard visuals. The ninth in the series is French photographer</i> …

Photography

Building a Small Sailboat

Last fall I was walking along a Long Island Sound beach with my eight-year old son looking at driftwood. He asked me if we could collect some …

Woodworking

Charles Darwin Disney film: Adventure movie will give naturalist the Indiana Jones treatment

He is generally remembered as a bearded, balding, rather grandfatherly figure. But Charles Darwin looks set to be given the Indiana Jones treatment …

Watch Obama Discuss Climate Change With Naturalist Sir David Attenborough

President Barack Obama is a major fan of Sir David Attenborough, the celebrated British naturalist and TV host who has created and narrated numerous science and nature documentaries for the BBC.<p>According to The Guardian, Obama invited Attenborough to the White House in May to celebrate …

America's Best Off-Road Trips

10 of the wildest and most scenic drives in the country to take entirely on dirt and gravel<p>Hitting the open road is a distinctly American pastime, and no season calls for it more than summer. But might we suggest a little twist on the idea? We call it the off-road trip, for the folks with …

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• Logistics Management<br>• Local Shipping Companies<br>• Supply Chain Management<br>• Trucking Freight<br>• Air Freight<br>• International Shipping Rates<br>• Best Cargo Services<p>Related …

Iris Surf Board

Rumor has it that skateboarding was actually started by a handful of surfers here in California that were looking to recreate that same feeling of …

Your Favorite George R.R. Martin Moments Just Got A Bit More Exciting

Now that <i>Game of Thrones</i> has depicted most of the major events from George R.R. Martin’s books, it’s harder and harder to picture those characters and …

The President and the Prison Industrial Complex

In which President Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit a federal prison, as he takes on another tough issue in his efforts towards criminal justice reform.<p>It is more than passing strange that Johnny Cash and an assortment of popes visited a prison before any president of the …

Watch: Finless In Cali

Bored on a “flat” summer day? Why not take a tip from Rangi Ormond here and yank the fins out for a spin. Y’see, there’s always a way to have fun and …

How Shepard Fairey's arrest provides a new look at an old question: Is it art or is it vandalism?

Shepard Fairey has never been one to play by the rules — and that's par for the course for someone in a street art community that exists on the cultural margins.<p>Or does it?<p>The L.A.-based street artist and graphic designer, best known for his 2008 "Hope" poster timed with Barack Obama's presidential …

"Game Of Thrones" Cast Interview Part 1 - CONAN on TBS

15 Books You Should Read Before Starting Your Business

When my first company failed, a young startup I founded right after college, I wanted to know why. I spent the next year reading and working like an …

Game of Thrones Comic Con 2015 Panel

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Time Management

Rails-to-Trails America: 7 Urban Escapes

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Sometimes it seems like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook are all we’ve got tying Americans together. But decades ago, it was the railroads crisscrossing the great expanses of the United States that linked our communities and enabled connections.<p>The economics and technology …

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