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The gift that keeps on giving
The Movie Diary
August 28, 2015

The gift that keeps on giving

By Dom Cioffi

I just may be the luckiest man in the world…

It started out as a normal Saturday morning with some fresh coffee, the morning news, a little Internet browsing and a quick peruse through my email.

I like to utilize my extra…

Bone broth: healing & beautifying
The Lifestylist
August 27, 2015

Bone broth: healing & beautifying

I realize that the thought of consuming hot broth at this point of the season is less than pleasant–but hear me out. Bone broth is the most powerful beautifying “supplement” out there. Loaded with minerals and collagen, this super easy liquid (or gelatin if…

The Outside Story: Nature’s supermarket
The Outside Story
August 27, 2015

The Outside Story: Nature’s supermarket

By Tiffany Soukup

This past winter I spent three months exploring East Africa, traveling through ten different countries and covering over 8,077 miles. I was continuously impressed with how much local guides knew about their surroundings, in particular the human uses of various plants. In…

Progress despite setbacks
Altitude Sickness
August 27, 2015

Progress despite setbacks

This week was fun, a long run, a short fast run, and a whole bunch of burpees, and otherwise uneventful, without much to report.

The long run was pretty easy, just shy of 12 miles. I ran the Sherburne Trail, up the Hershey Highway to…

Season war
Generation Y
August 27, 2015

Season war

Hey, look, guys: summer is almost over. Does that fill you with sadness or excitement? And if the former—and if you haven’t been enrolled in school in more than a few years—then why?

Selecting a “favorite season” is first of all an unnecessary endeavor and,…

When in doubt, take a hike!
The Lifestylist
August 21, 2015

When in doubt, take a hike!

Hiking is by far my favorite form of exercise–luckily, in Vermont we have an abundance of hiking trails with no shortage of new terrain to explore. One of the best aspects of this type of activity is that it can be enjoyed year-round. Whether trekking…

The Outside Story: Bees feel flower buzz
The Outside Story
August 21, 2015

The Outside Story: Bees feel flower buzz

 

By Rachel Sargent

Imagine you had a power that allowed you to pick up nearby objects without actually touching them. Imagine this power could help you find and choose the best foods while shopping. Imagine you could use this power to communicate with your…

The Millennials are coming
Generation Y
August 21, 2015

The Millennials are coming

Sometimes, when I read my column in the Mountain Times, I wonder: does anyone actually use the phrase “Generation Y” anymore?

It’s been my impression lately that the term “Millennials” has almost completely replaced “Generation Y” in trend-based think-pieces. The actual data, which I looked…

Thank goodness for cool rain
Altitude Sickness
August 21, 2015

Thank goodness for cool rain

So I am certain that it will be a surprise to no one that I have not in any way, shape or form, stuck to my training schedule.

I did, however, do an 11-mile training run from the Sherburne Pass to Killington Peak and back….

The Movie Diary
August 19, 2015

One in a million

By Dom Cioffi

Every now and then you run across a life story that seems too incredible, too improbable, and too inconceivable to actually be true.

The story of Arnel Pineda is a perfect example.

Born in the lower class sections of Manila in the…