Is Barefoot Running Really Better?
Depending on whom you ask, the shoeless running craze is either a huge step forward or introducing an entirely new set of injuries.
Gerard Butler is a foul-mouthed rake who bangs everything in sight. Gerard Butler is a charming, unpretentious guy who is irresistibly huggable! He's a drunk. Reformed! And a hellion. When he's not saving boys from drowning! Movie critics abhor him. But audiences love him! And you don't know the half of it.
Long before extreme sports, there was the Birdman race. The Rapu Nui tribesmen of Easter Island braved perilous cliff dives and shark-infested waters in an anything-goes pursuit of glory. Bucky McMahon tries to re-create this proto–adventure race and escape with his dignity intact.
They return seemingly intact but beset by fierce migraines and sleepless nights, unable to complete the most basic tasks. It's an epidemic not seen in previous wars – tens of thousands of soldiers afflicted with a brain condition caused by repeated exposure to blasts. And the military has done little to help them.
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
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