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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Do you approach aging with resignation—maybe even a little bit of dread? If so, consider the example of Toni Bark, MD, the force of nature for whom 52 feels a lot like 25 and every day is a zesty, nut-buttery banquet. View PDF here » View online article here...

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Bonk Man

Bonk Man

It’s close to midnight and T.J. Tollakson is sitting on a stool at Pat O’Brien’s nursing an Abita Amber while the rest of the tourists in this infamous French Quarter bar are getting sloshed on a toxic drink that looks suspiciously like windshield-wiper fluid. View...

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Huck

Huck

For 25 years, Shaun Palmer has dominated everything from the snow-board halfpipe to mountain-bike downhills—and earned his reputation as action sports’ foul-mouthed bad boy. Now 40, he’s cleaned up his act for a run at Olympic gold. Will he find redemption, or die...

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The Texas Chainsaw Stopper

The Texas Chainsaw Stopper

Expat conservationist John Cain Carter, a former elite Army soldier who did a tour in Iraq, is anything but typical. Same goes for his plan, which calls on ranchers to preserve Brazil’s wild west. Can he have it both ways and still save—and survive—the Amazon? View...

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Mr. Cool

Mr. Cool

Will Steger is late for an appointment, and the world’s greatest living polar explorer is losing some of his cool in the purgatory of Southern California traffic: “We’re lost, dammit!” Steering his rented Dodge Stratus into a leafy side street in Santa Monica, Steger...

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