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Osprey backpack provides all bells and whistles without breaking bank

When you're out on the trail for days at a time, you don't want to skimp on a good backpack. But you also want to have some money left over to fill it with gear for your trip. The new Rook/Renn backpacks from Osprey hit that sweet spot of providing a very comfortable ride with all the bells and whistles you need without breaking the bank. The Rook (men) and Renn (women) packs come with a mesh back panel that offers incredible ventilation on the trail – the pack stays inches off your back thanks to the AirSpeed Suspension harness. The easily adjustable harness provides four inches of vertical movement to ensure that you get just the right fit. Plus the frame will transfer the load of the pack to the hip belt, which is where the bulk of the weight should be carried, instead of the shoulders.

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Spencer McKee: Should resorts allow alcohol sales on the slopes?

From the early-morning Bloody Mary to the common spring skiing tailgate, there's a drinking culture at many ski resorts that's impossible to ignore. After all, there can be few things more rejuvenating in the middle of a leg-crushing powder day than a brewski at lunch. That being said, the presence of alcohol on the ski slopes can pose several obvious problems.

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Under Armour’s Infinite is more than just a running shoe

Buying a pair of running shoes is all about finding the match that works best for your body. Of course, if the shoes also happen to replace a smartwatch, all the better, right? Under Armour's newest addition to its HOVR series is the Infinite, a cushioned shoe targeted at neutral runners logging lots of miles, as the name suggests. The HOVR foam used as cushioning is designed to offer runners a "zero gravity feel" that absorbs the road impact while also returning energy to the shoe to provide some spring in your push-off.

What is the Geminid meteor shower, and where does it come from?

The Geminid meteor shower peaks each year in December. The team Science @ NASA explains where these meteoroids come from — and why the December shower is so intense.