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A Pair of Adventurers Become the First People to Climb Up the Frozen Ice of Niagara Falls

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Red Bull has created stunning video of Alberta, Canada adventurer Will Gadd’s historic ascent up a frozen portion of Niagara Falls. On January 27, 2015, he and fellow climber Sarah Hueniken became the first climb up the falls, though Gadd claims that in the end, it was Niagara that won.

That climb beat me up. I may have reached the top, but Niagara won the war. At the end of the day I was hypothermic. That waterfall did a lot more damage to me than I did to it!

According to National Geographic, the climb’s sponsor, Red Bull, had planned to keep the event secret until after the Super Bowl, but word of the feat got out early.

Niagara

Niagara

Niagara

Niagara

images via Red Bull

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How to Find Fulfilling Work That Appeals to the Passionate Side of One’s Nature

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The School of Life offers incredibly good advice with an animation adapted from Roman Krznaric‘s book “How to Find Fulfilling Work” that focuses on how to find career satisfaction with step-by step pointers that to narrow in on what will ultimately make a person feel fulfilled. One such step is finding confidence in oneself.

Be confident. So many bad self help books were about confidence, it could be tempting to dismiss the whole topic as nonsense but in a peculiar in rather humbling way it really does seem as if the difference between success and failure is sometimes nothing less than the courage to give it a go. The ability to imagine oneself into a role, to surmise one doesn’t need to ask anyone for permission that many the top positions simply belong to those who dare to boldly as for them. A lack of confidence is at heart a misunderstanding the way the world works, it’s an internalized feudalism which imagines that only certain people, but not oneself, have the preordained right to get certain things. It isn’t true, as we know lot more is possible. That we might think are moments of timidity and doubt that’s a start up the path towards a job we won’t regret on our death beds, which should always be the ultimate criterion

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Gorgeous Time-Lapses of the Night Sky Over the American West

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For the past three years, Brad Goldpaint has been recording time-lapses of the night sky over the Western United States. In 2013 Goldpaint and his partner Marci Buckner quit their jobs in order to tour the West in an RV, with Goldpaint photographing along the way. The project will culminate in the film Illusion of Lights: A Journey Into the Unseen, which is expected to be completed in 2017. Meanwhile, Goldpaint has released a trailer full of beautiful night sky time-lapses. Photos from Goldpaint’s travels can be purchased on his website.

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