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Today in Gear: September 4, 2015

Vans snowboard boots are back, Raleigh has a new belt driven bike, Polaroid is keeping up with the times and more.

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7 Reliable Fire Starters to Have in a Survival Situation

There are ways to start a fire that don't involve rubbing sticks or lighter fluid.

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Defining Craft Beer's Most Popular Enigma, the Juicy DIPA

The juicy double IPA is craft beer's new enigmatic obsession. We tasted some of the best examples in the world to attempt to define it once and for all.

Athabascan for “the great one”

The Mountain Formerly Known as McKinley

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The White House announced that Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America, will officially be renamed Denali after almost a century of being the 25th President's namesake.

A Fly Rod + A Cooler of Brews = A New Religion

Seeking Purpose (and Smallmouth) at a Secret Vermont Fishing Spot

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Thirteen summers ago, in my late 20s, I learned to fly fish here, and it was like finding a new religion.

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A Teen Surf Phenom Shows Off in 6K

"The Wild" welcomes a new age in surf and cinematography in its most dynamically bad-ass form.

7 Bike Accessories to Improve Your Commute

Want a better bike lock? Better lights? A smarter helmet? Go to the crowdfunders.

The Essential Shopping List for New Law Students

Law school is a different animal. Prepare accordingly with these essentials.

The Journalism Student's Storytelling Tools

All the gear an aspiring journalist needs to help capture stories and seek the truth.

The Architectural Grad Student's Style Palette

Michelangelo, Gaudi, Wright, Piano, Calatrava -- all brilliant men, all with great personal style. Here's how to create yours.

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This Week in Culture: August 29, 2015

A new song from Macklemore, a look back at the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, Serena Williams is set to make history, an interview with Quentin Tarantino, the immortality of Pablo Escobar and the story of Daniel Wolfe, the former Marine who documented his suicide on Facebook.