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Skateboarder Brian Anderson Explains His Challenging Road To Coming Out

"I am so thankful I listened to myself."<p>Skateboarding icon Brian Anderson surprised many fans last year when he opened up about his sexuality for the first time in a Vice Sports documentary.<p>But as Anderson recalled his coming out experience for a New Yorker profile this week, he explained why he’s …

5 Hard Lessons I Learned When I Took the Plunge Into Entrepreneurship

As an entrepreneur, you are sitting at the helm of the ship. The rewards is yours, but so is the risk.<p><i>What qualities does an entrepreneur need to have in order to succeed? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

LGBTQ People Share How They Came Out In Powerful Photo Series

"I never planned on coming out. After my best friend kissed me, I knew I wanted to feel that passion again."<p>A striking and emotional photography project is pairing photos of LGBTQ individuals with their personal stories of coming out.<p>Photographer Alejandro Ibarra was inspired to shoot the “Coming …

LGBTQ teens share what Pride Month means to them in powerful campaign

What does Pride mean to you?<p>That simple question with countless answers is the basis of a new social campaign called #PrideIs. The campaign, which …

California's Greatest Beaches

You could lay down a towel and read a book almost anywhere in California. But if you feel like getting a little more active—surfing, trail running, mussel harvesting—we’ve picked eight beaches that are worth pulling over for, listed from north to south.<p>Patrick’s Point State Park<p>Trinidad<p>Patrick’s …

Let’s Remember Why Gay Pride Still Matters

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Is Pride Still for Queer People Like Me?,” by Krista Burton (Sunday Review, June 18): I invite Ms. Burton and others to attend Pride in a small city and to be reminded why Pride still matters<b>.</b><p>My partner of 13 years and wife of almost 10 years and I attended Pride in Lansing, …

'Teacher of the year' makes a statement for Pride Month in photo with Trump

Rhode Island's best teacher didn't turn down his opportunity to meet the president of the United States — but he did make a statement about his …

Donald Trump

After Coming Out and Leaving Christian Rock Behind, Trey Pearson Tackles Life With Pride & Takes On 'Toxic' Evangelicals

Coming out can be a difficult, confusing process -- particularly when you're in a heterosexual marriage with children and only just admitted to …

Hung Up

Courageous 12-Year-Old Mormon Girl Comes Out As Gay In Front Of Her Entire Church

"I believe that God wants us to treat each other with kindness, even if people are different -- especially if they are different."<p>Twelve-year-old Savannah stood before her Mormon church community last month and told them she identifies as a lesbian and believes that God intended to make her that …

Get Your Pride Uniform Ready With These LGBT-themed Products to Buy Now

June is Pride month, and given that there will be an array of festivities to celebrate the LGBT community in all its kaleidoscopic splendor this …

Train Body Brain: How This Mum Is Empowering Teenage Girls To 'Nourish Not Punish' Their Bodies

'It's acknowledging that you are enough, you do enough, you have enough.' 💪<p>A mum-of-two has launched a unique fitness and meditation fusion training …

Mental Health

How to Become More Flexible in 6 Easy At-Home Stretches

Chances are some of your favorite fitness influencers post photos of themselves in headstands, backbends, twists, and all kinds of other …

Why I am Hiking the John Muir Trail

It’s been awhile Trekkers, since I’ve graced the pages of the this dear website. You may remember me from last year, as I walked from Mexico to …

4 quick stretches that undo the damage your desk job is causing your body

We don’t blame you for not wanting to work out after an eight-plus hour day—you’re exhausted, your body hurts and all you want to do is shower and …

Gabrielle Union's Workout Will Give You Toned, Tight Arms

This is why the actress looks so spectacular in sleeveless shirts and strapless gowns—and how you can too.<p>Gabrielle Union has never been shy about …

Why a train trip through the Canadian Rockies is one of the world's great journeys

Following tracks into wild places that cars can’t reach, Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury train that takes guests through the Canadian Rockies, provides some truly remarkable experiences. From cosmopolitan Vancouver to the UNESCO Heritage Sites of Jasper and Banff and renowned Lake Louise, four train …

Train Travel

Have Your Strongest Summer Ever with These Circuit Workouts Created by Jillian Michaels

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, which means more time being active outdoors.<p>Even if you’re short on time, you can build …

The 10 Best Apps For the Outdoors

Turn your phone into a star chart, a 360-degree camera, a botany expert, and more with these handy programs.Love ‘em or hate ‘em, smartphones have …

Meet Your New Favorite Adventure Travel Pack: The Cotopaxi Allpa

We’re firm believers in having the right tool for the job. Just like we wouldn’t pack summer hiking boots for a winter trek, that rolling bag or …

Jackson Hole

This BLM Meditation Can Help People Cope With The Tiring Cycle Of Oppression

For when current events take a toll on your mental health.<p>Another unarmed black person ― this time a 15-year-old in Texas ― was killed this weekend by a police officer. When incidents like this occur, they can lead black Americans to feel a frustrating mix of despair, anger and hopelessness.<p>Dr. …

7 Incredible Hot Air Balloon Rides You’ll Remember Forever

There are a number of ways to take in the panoramic views of a gorgeous destination: grabbing drinks at a rooftop bar if you're feeling fancy, …

Hiking Trail

4 of the Most Dangerous Hikes in the World

Hiking, by most accounts, involves nothing more than putting one foot in front of the other over and over until you reach your final destination. …

The 8 Best Meditation Apps to Help You Attain Personal Nirvana

I’ve never met you before, but I’m sure I can tell you just a little bit about yourself based on the fact that you clicked a link about meditation …

America’s Most Underrated National Monuments

What’s the difference national parks and monuments? National parks are protected for their recreational, educational, and scenic qualities. National …

Glacier National Park: 10 tips for your visit

Glacier National Park goes big in Montana – the park itself covers 1,583 square miles (1,012,837 million acres) and includes 762 lakes (131 named and …

Three key lessons from the Pope's surprise TED talk

<b>(CNN) —</b> For all the talk about Pope Francis' techno-savvy -- and 10 million Twitter followers ain't bad for a 80-year-old churchman -- he doesn't seem sold on Silicon Valley's endless promises.<p>As he wrote in his 2016 encyclical, Laudato Si, all those tweets and selfies can add up to a big pile of …

TED Talks

30 Terrifying Trails

The Narrows, Longs Peak, Colorado<p>The “Keyhole” is the route of choice for most Longs Peak climbers, but it’s also no stranger to fatalities.<p>Half Dome …

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

Travel<p>The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts …

Luxury Lifestyle

7 Steps to Becoming a Successful Social Entrepreneur

Social entrepreneurs are a big-hearted breed. They care deeply about more than earning a profit. They’re also passionate about making a …

19 stunning photos that show just how amazing US National Parks are

The United States is home to some of the most incredible natural sights and wonders in the world — from towering mountains to otherworldly rock formations — and we're grateful the National Park Service honors and preserves many of these unique sights.<p>The agency proudly fosters outdoor exploration …