Simone Biles: Exquisite Performances & Record-breaking Medals

“No hyperbole here: Simone Biles is the greatest.” ESPN’s headline says it all. After an incredible performance this week at the FIG Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Biles became the most decorated competitor in world gymnastics championships history. After picking up gold medals for balance beam and floor exercise, her total of world championship…

Marathon Man: Kenyan Kipchoge Sets Superhuman Record

1:59:40 – Eliud Kipchoge Obliterates Two-hour Marathon Barrier In the world of distance running, completing a marathon under two hours used to be a mythical concept. There is no question that humans are becoming more skilled and efficient in terms of endurance. We can see this development in the proliferation of ultra marathon races around…

Link Flip Shoes: You Know these Crazy Shoes Will Set You Free!

There are some products it’s hard to envision in a new way until somebody comes along and reimagines it. The Link Flip shoe takes the whole concept of footwear and changes everything. These unique shoes offer ventilation and comfort without sacrificing safety and support, making them an ideal choice for life in fast-paced and crowded…

Taraji P. Henson Launches Mental Health Foundation

As a child, Taraji P. Henson felt helpless watching her father, a Vietnam veteran, struggle with mental health issues. Eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he had war-themed nightmares, would regularly self-medicate with excessive alcohol consumption, and even attempted suicide. Today, she is honoring her father’s memory and working to improve life for her community. The Boris…

Ethiopia Beats World Record by Planting 350M Trees in 12 Hours

One of the best ways to curtail the negative effects of climate change consists of adopting green practices that counter deforestation. In Ethiopia, a nation where the indiscriminate taking of forest land has resulted in devastating drought periods, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently launched a Green Legacy Initiative as part of a substantial reforestation effort…