Natural beauty.

futurejournalismproject:

No Sleep ‘Til Fairbanks
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SBNation’s coverage of the Yukon Quest Race is a great, new example of harnessing these techniques. Created with Vox Media, it’s an elegant display of wrapping a 5,500-word longread in a delightful presentation package.
Check it: SBNation, No Sleep ‘Til Fairbanks.

Great piece by Outside contributor Eva Holland. GO READ IT RIGHT NOW OR ELSE.

futurejournalismproject:

No Sleep ‘Til Fairbanks

SBNation’s coverage of the Yukon Quest Race is a great, new example of harnessing these techniques. Created with Vox Media, it’s an elegant display of wrapping a 5,500-word longread in a delightful presentation package.

Check it: SBNation, No Sleep ‘Til Fairbanks.

Great piece by Outside contributor Eva Holland. GO READ IT RIGHT NOW OR ELSE.

Real men (and women … and, just, humans, really) love … kale?

Mark Bittman makes the compelling case for meat to no longer be a staple of our diets, but rather: an occasional treat. Not sold? He’ll walk you through a day in the proper way to eat.

What’s is like to be a 16-year-old dogsledding champion? Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan talks to Noah Pereira, the 16-year-old defending champion of the Junior Iditarod, about just that.

“The term funemployment is fundamentally stupid. There’s nothing fun about being unemployed, even with severance checks. Online job listings are depressing—in case you haven’t looked at a newspaper since 2008, there are not many jobs right now—and that is without the crushing panic you feel if you spend an afternoon looking at cookware you can’t afford online instead of applying for jobs. Running, even in the middle of a deep freeze in New York, was my recess. Everything went out the window—rent, health insurance, bills—and the whole world was greener on the other side, if only for nine miles. Maybe I’ll have my own start-up and make a quick million! I’d think. (No relevant tech experience.) Perhaps I’ll buy a crumbling mansion in Detroit and fix it up! (Not enough money for a down payment.) I’ll write the next great American novel! (Tried that already, turned out poorly.)”

abstractnerd:

Tenaya Lake and the High Sierra by stickshift_e46 on Flickr.

This is a real photo, huh? Wow.

abstractnerd:

Tenaya Lake and the High Sierra by stickshift_e46 on Flickr.

This is a real photo, huh? Wow.

Is running actually good for your knees?

It might be—and it also might not be. But know this: running is better for everything else than, well, not-running.

Your fat has a brain, says Bill Giffords, and it’s trying to kill you.

Your fat has a brain, says Bill Giffords, and it’s trying to kill you.

Wondering how to make the ultimate POV film?

We thought you might be.

Mark Laita was bit by a black mamba—and survived—while working on photography for this latest book, Serpentine. He talked to Joe Spring about the process, and we gathered some of the photos—including the one above: a pit viper—over at outside online dot com.

Mark Laita was bit by a black mamba—and survived—while working on photography for this latest book, Serpentine. He talked to Joe Spring about the process, and we gathered some of the photos—including the one above: a pit viper—over at outside online dot com.

“Julie started getting uneasy, so Greg agreed to paddle out and have a look to west to see if he could see if the smoke from the Pagami Creek Fire looked any closer. He walked down to his kayak and paddled out into a little river just to the north of the lake. As soon as he rounded a bend, he saw it: The entire horizon, all the way across, was on fire. The flames were horizontal, blowing straight at them.”

—   Frank Bures tells the previously-not-widely-told story of the couple who got caught in one of the biggest wildfires in Minnesota history.