Andrew Brainard

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A 19-month-old toddler is rock climbing like a pro

Ellie Farmer, better known as Little Zen Monkey online, has been rock climbing since she was only eight months old. Recently, a video of the toddler climbing a wall at 19 months has gained over 52 million views on Facebook.<p>Ellie's parents, Rachael and Zak Farmer, are competitive climbers …

Watch: These two buddies climbed the impossible in Patagonia

THE FITZ TRAVERSE IN PATAGONIA was one of the few remaining unconquered routes in climbing back in 2014. The jagged line of the Fitz Traverse is …

A Lifelong Geek's Experience With Sports Tiger Parenting

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>This weekend my nine-year-old, Leif, did what seems on the surface to be a very non-geeky thing: He competed in the Divisional …

Marsden Cove Marina Route 66 | Richmond Yacht Club

The <b>Marsden Cove Marina Route 66</b> is Richmond Yacht Club’s ‘short’ coastal race – 66nm from Auckland to Marsden Cove, Whangarei. Organised in …

Sailing

General Who Championed Air Power Challenges Pentagon on ISIS

Once a United States military effort bogs down, as is now happening in the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani, two things happen: Pentagon …

Erik Prince Is Right: Private Contractors Will Probably Join The Fight Against ISIS

"If the old Blackwater team were still together, I have high confidence that a multi-brigade-size unit of veteran American contractors or a multi-national force could be rapidly assembled and deployed to be that necessary ground combat team," Prince wrote on the website of Frontier Services Group, …

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Ex-Blackwater Chief Urges Hired Guns to Take on ISIS

The man who founded and ran Blackwater—the company that sent thousands of private workers into Afghanistan and Iraq—says President Barack Obama …

Dallas hospital defends its treatment of Ebola patient who died

Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated professionally and compassionately without regard for his nationality or ability to pay, the hospital that treated him said Thursday, one day after he died.<p>Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was responding to complaints from those close to the …