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NOTES FROM EVEREST
NOTES FROM EVEREST

“There’s an expedition going to Mount Everest this spring and they are looking for a couple of American climbers. You interested?” I had been climbing rock, ice and mountains for ten years — sneaking in trips on long weekends to Yosemite, Joshua Tree or the Eastern Sierras, and longer trips to South America over winter break. It was hard enough to take two days off from work, especially as a thirty-year-old just hitting stride in my career, and this would be an eight- to ten-week expedition, with no means of checking in.

By G. Douglas MacLaren
HOW TO PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT WITH CRIMINAL LAWYER JEFFREY LICHTMAN, AN AVID SPORTS-CARD COLLECTOR
HOW TO PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT WITH CRIMINAL LAWYER JEFFREY LICHTMAN, AN AVID SPORTS-CARD COLLECTOR

New York-based trial attorney Jeffrey Lichtman is best known for representing such high-profile figures as Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, Mafia scion John Gotti Jr., and rapper Jayceon “The Game” Taylor. Not satisfied with just being one of America’s most celebrated lawyers, the fifty-five-year-old Duke University School of Law graduate has also distinguished himself in another field some might consider out of left field: baseball card collecting.

By Jeanine Heller
Rolls-Royce Unveils a $28 Million Couture Cruiser: the Customized Boat Tail for Billionaires
Rolls-Royce Unveils a $28 Million Couture Cruiser: the Customized Boat Tail for Billionaires

If you’re living the dream, why not drive one? Reportedly the most expensive new car ever built ($28 million), this bespoke, Carolina blue Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is an automotive fantasy brought to life.

By Kathy A. McDonald
BRUCE LEE: WHAT YOU NEED TO MASTER TO DEAL WITH HOLLYWOOD REJECTION
BRUCE LEE: WHAT YOU NEED TO MASTER TO DEAL WITH HOLLYWOOD REJECTION

Attitude is everything. Circumstances happen, but what you make of them is all about your thoughts, feelings, ingrained patterns and beliefs, and those are all about your state of mind. Certain emotions and reactions are natural in the face of challenging circumstances — even easily justified — but the bigger question is: What are you going to let circumstances do to you?

By Shannon Lee
Why Steph Curry Should Have Been This Year’s MVP
Why Steph Curry Should Have Been This Year’s MVP

The NBA Most Valuable Player Award in recent years has often gone to the most compelling stat line rather than the
 most valuable player. With his recent mesmerizing performances, Steph Curry has launched himself right to the forefront of the debate, and many NBA superstars agree — most notably LeBron James.

By Jason Levine
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Hollywood Stunt Person? These 3 Pros Reveal How It's Done
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Hollywood Stunt Person? These 3 Pros Reveal How It's Done

Stunt work has been at the heart of moviemaking since its inception. Before Garbo spoke, before King Kong scaled the Empire State Building, stunt professionals were falling off rooftops, being dragged behind runaway stagecoaches, and running across the roofs of speeding trains.

By Allen B. Ury
Obsession: A Ballers Report Field Guide to Creating Podcasts That Scale
Obsession: A Ballers Report Field Guide to Creating Podcasts That Scale

I’m sometimes asked how I built an independent podcast network with zero name recognition, press, or industry backing. My answer? I credit one element in particular: obsession.

By Vik Singh
Sneak Peek: Inside the FBI's Playbook for Organizational Excellence
Sneak Peek: Inside the FBI's Playbook for Organizational Excellence

Communicating your team’s standards is about communicating values. Almost anything we do that has meaning is rooted in some form of values, and credibility is the cornerstone of any values-based endeavor. So if we want our work to not merely succeed but also to sustain, people must believe in us and in the values we represent.

By Frank Figliuzzi
How to Instantly Up Your Game, According to Martial Arts Icon Bruce Lee
How to Instantly Up Your Game, According to Martial Arts Icon Bruce Lee

When my father Bruce Lee said there is “no other help but self-help,” he didn’t mean you shouldn’t ask for help. In fact, asking for help is helping yourself and often takes some courage.

By Shannon Lee
L.A.’s Best Coffee Shops
L.A.’s Best Coffee Shops

L.A.’s fuel to get through the day is coffee, and lots of it. But where can you find a great cup with just the right atmosphere? Here are six essential coffee bars to keep you caffeinated.

By BR Staff
Surf’s Up: Where the Pros Go to Hang Ten
Surf’s Up: Where the Pros Go to Hang Ten

There's an endless summer of discovery for surfers who travel the globe in search of the perfect wave. Whether you're planning bucket-list excursions (visualize a floatplane to an off-reef break in the Indian Ocean) or simply wanting to learn how to hang ten for the first time, these hot spots — recommended by pro surfers — know how to cater to newbies and seasoned kahunas alike. All located in outstanding natural settings near epic point breaks that attract surfers of varying skill levels, these are the places to stay when the waves are firing.

By Kathy A. McDonald
Where Londoners Go to Find Streetwear
Where Londoners Go to Find Streetwear

Why get bogged down in the usual tourist traps when you can shop like a true Londoner just a few blocks away? Whether you’re looking for the latest streetwear drop or your next kicks fix, these shops are a must-visit for anyone who appreciates style and fashion.

By BR Staff