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The 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant Is a Slick, Hardcore Supercar

Car fanatics have been squawking about wagons for years. Though they have ancient associations with agonizing family road trips (National Lampoon’s Vacation movies, anyone?), the genre has also been favored by motorists otherwise repelled by dreaded SUVs and minivans. Fanning the enthusiast flames is Audi’s new RS 6 Avant, a hot-rodded hatch-tail that flips a 591-horsepower […]

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Watch of the Week: The Zenith Defy Inventor Is a Big Leap Forward for Mechanical Watches

When it comes to watches, the exciting new technology you usually hear about is digital: touch screens and haptic feedback, heart rate monitoring and video chatting on your wrist. The tech that powers mechanical watches, on the other hand, hasn’t changed much in centuries. That was until the Zenith Defy Inventor came along. Powered by […]

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In the Spotlight: Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers Portrait courtesy Mike Azria Photography In the March issue of Better Nutrition, actress-turned-author—and two-time cancer survivor—Suzanne Somers shares revelations from her new book, A New Way to Age: The Most Cutting-Edge Advances in Antiaging, in which she interviews forward-thinking doctors and scientists about the latest breakthroughs in natural health poised to help us […]

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Behind the Scenes: Filming Kayaking’s “Most Epic Shot Ever”

When world champion kayaker Dane Jackson launched off Chile’s towering 134-foot Salto del Maule waterfall, it made more than just a splash. The recent first known kayak descent kicked up a massive attention wake across the Web, garnering exposure in major media outlets, including a prominently placed sports feature earlier this week in The New York […]

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First Look at Colorado’s New Crowdfunded Backcountry Ski Area

With the continuing rise of backcountry skiing and snowboarding’s popularity, a company in Colorado is taking matters into its own hands—er, legs—to address increased demand by opening the country’s newest human-powered ski area, sans chairlift. Founded by partners and longtime skiers Erik Lambert and Jeff Woodward, Bluebird Backcountry opens Feb. 15 between Kremmling and Steamboat […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Pulling Off a Wilderness Paddling Expedition

There’s no better time than now to dream about your next wilderness expedition. But dreaming is easy; making the leap to reality is a bigger challenge. Two recent northern journeys reveal totally different strategies to execute the trip of your dreams.  Vancouver-based filmmaker Dianne Whelan’s ongoing project is trekking Canada’s Great Trail, a 15,000-mile epic […]