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Why Do Hipsters Love Cycling on a Fixie Bike So Much?

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Why Do Hipsters Love Cycling on a Fixie Bike So Much?

by: Will Slater Let me start off by saying that I love hipsters and what they’ve contributed to our society over the last decade. My neighborhood now has at least ten craft beer tap rooms within walking distance of my house. I can purchase mustache wax, fried chicken and artisan doughnuts all at the same location. Hipsters are partially responsible for the transformation and revitalization of my zip code which had been largely ignored since the 1970’s. When I see a pork pie hat and neck tattoos I want to know where they’re going for lunch so I can discover...

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Play Sports Outdoors? Read Our Sun Safety Tips for Every Athlete

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Play Sports Outdoors? Read Our Sun Safety Tips for Every Athlete

by: Will Slater According to the Skin Cancer Foundation there are two million cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. each year. It is the most common form of cancer and one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. The prevalence of some types of skin cancer has increased by over 800% since 1970. There’s little doubt that the intensity of the sun’s rays has been rising steadily over the last few decades due to the depletion of our ozone layer.   Most athletes spend a great deal of time outdoors in the full sun. Running,...

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Sports Compression Sleeves: What Athletes Should Know

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Sports Compression Sleeves:  What Athletes Should Know

by: Trip Alba Lately you can’t watch an NBA, MLB or NFL game without noticing the pervasive presence of arm and leg sleeves on many of the players. Another thing you’ll notice is the variety of sleeves that the players wear both in terms of color and style. Robert Griffin III (RG3), Johnny Manziel, Carmelo Anthony, Lebron James, Ray Allen and Dwayne Wade are just a few of the notable athletes you’ll see wearing an arm sleeve and in some cases a leg sleeve. Are these sleeves just a fashion statement or do they serve a purpose? The simple answer...

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