Amy Purdy Issue

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Katherine Beattie – Skate Park Fun

By day, Katherine Beattie is a television writer whose name graces the credits of big hits like NCIS: New Orleans and Californication. But when she’s not shredding up her keyboard, she’s shredding up something else—skateparks. And she’s promoting using a wheelchair. Katherine Beattie isn’t just known for her work in television. She’s also an experienced WCMX star, recognized as ...
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Humor — Maybe You Can Talk to Me

The other night I was out at the bar, having a few beers and watching the hockey game.  Every so often, I like to just get out, by myself, clear my head with booze and escape into some sporting event that I most likely have placed a small wager on.  I enjoy my alone time surrounded by people. I ...
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Bob Ness – Canon Connected

How Canon’s Connect App Provides Filmmakers with Disabilities Independence Bob Ness was a college student at Augustana College in early January of 1987, aspiring toward a career in communications. He and his friend Don had just traveled to Cedar Rapids, where they were making arrangements for their fraternity’s spring formal. It was a perfectly mundane road trip. Neither of ...
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Amy Purdy — Super-abled

By her own admission, Amy Purdy loves a challenge. A Paralympian snowboarder—she holds a bronze and a silver medal—she’s confronted and conquered her own impossible many times over. But snowboarding wasn’t always a given for her. A nearly lethal case of Bacterial Meningitis at 19 left Purdy fighting for her life. In a two-and-a-half month period, she lost her ...
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Jack Hollis — Toyota’s Home Run VP

As the world’s largest automotive manufacturer, Toyota has long been hailed as an industry innovator. In 2015, the forward-thinking company announced it would commit a billion dollars over a five-year period to artificial intelligence and robotics research. They’ve also steered themselves smartly into the role of being a global mobility company. For eight years now, they’ve partnered with The ...
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Meng Lihua — Dreammaker

Meng Lihua — Dreammaker Despite the frequent interviews she gives, Meng Lihua still avoids the camera. She stands upright, holding her hands tightly, and repeats herself: “Everyone will help people. Everyone is doing it, not only me.” One of her friends told her that she had been named as the “March Eighth Red Flag” for her country. She has ...
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Romancing the Stone in Africa

In February, I received a call from one of my sponsors. Bridgestone informed me they were having a press launch for the latest adventure tire designed for bikes like my Super Tenere, and wanted to know if I could join them. Because I was one of the biggest personal consumers of this type of tire and they considered me ...