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July 2014 Web Highlights

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Best Commercial of 2014
The Last Few Seconds Before the Summit
Surf Passage
Tomorrow Somewhere New
Helicopter Team Rescues Stranded Climber
No Quit, All Heart  
Dreams: A Year of Alpine Adventure
The Ox - Portrait of a Veteran and Master Woodworker
July 1969: Apollo 11 Mission Highlights
Reel 2014 New
Spectator Spirit  
On the Road
4 Minute Mile  
True Wild
Homeless Runner on What Running Means to Him
Fitness for Leadership
Postcard from New Zealand
Rescue of lone survivor trapped 3 days in air pocket 100’ underwater (2013)
The Lion & The Gazelle  
The Engine of Human Progress
Overcoming Laziness  
Close Encounter With Alaskan Brown Bear
Stay In Step: Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
What Is The Combat Swimmer Stroke?  
Official Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Course Preview
Moab Alpine to Slickrock 50 Mile
Morning Ritual  
What It Takes to be an Adventurer
16 Short But Memorable videos
The North Face: Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2014  
Green Beret Major Jim Gant
Kilian Jornet wns the 2014 Hardrock 100 Mile in a new course record
Darcy Piceu is Women's Champion in 2014 Hardrock 100 Mile in Colorado   
Running the Edge: The Colorado Trail
That Which I Love Destroys Me
Running on the Sun
Former Navy SEALs swim 12 miles for vet program Operation Restored Warrior
48-Year-Old Runs 4:17 Mile
Nikki Kimball's Quest
Ultra-High Altitude Freeflying
Copper Canyon Ultramarathon 
Admiral Jeremiah Denton Blinks T-O-R-T-U-R-E
Run Free - The True Story of Caballo Blanco
Travel's Best Adventures 2014
Aerial Reel 2014
Mt. Olympus
Two Skydivers Knocked Out From Collision in Freefall, Saved By Cypres
Japan's approach to youth baseball (video)
Marines at "Camp Leatherneck
Steve Jobs: Living Before Dying  
Inside Combat Rescue
Interview with the fearless
"431 Project” aims to raise awareness and action to improve health and well-being
High Fructose Corn Syrup: The Bitter Truth 


Running After Antelope


12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans
Love People, Not Pleasure
10 ways to build a long, healthy, loving relationship
12 ways to live a better life
55-Year-Old Soldier Graduates U.S. Army Basic Training
Sleep as a Competitive Advantage
Another Former Champion Abandons Tour De France After Crash
Tour de France 101  
Tour de France: American Talansky shows true grit
Before Leaving Tour de France, a Rider Displays a Champion’s Endurance
20 stunning images from the Tour de France
Grit and the Tour de France
Vincenzo Nibali First Italian In 15 Years To Win Tour De France
Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali Wins the 2014 Tour de France  
Afghan Veteran Sgt. Ryan Pitts Who Held Off Attack Receives MOH
Sgt. Ryan Pitts who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor  
Soldier Who Held His Post Is Awarded Medal of Honor
90-and-Over Relay Team Sets Three World Records
Cadets Develop a Fighting Spirit Through Boxing
Widow Builds Virginia Beach retreat for vets
7 Ways to Fail at SEALFIT Kokoro Camp  
From high school dropout to National Geographic Explorer of the Year
Remember you will die. And 29 other things to remember.
"In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have."
Grit and Perseverance: A Pacer's Story of 100 Miles
Always Hungry? Here’s Why 
How To Survive After 5 Years as a Hostage
Train Like a German Soccer Star 
Tribes at the Edge of Existence
Transplanted Arms, No legs, But Plenty of Army Grit
A girl with grit
Becoming the All-Terrain Human
Just get dirty and do the work
How Top Leaders Handle Setbacks and Criticism  
What do all mentally tough people do?
A Cold Room At Night Has Metabolic Advantages
On the Trail of True Grit: A Tale Comes to Life
War-fighter's paradox
The Greatest Hero America Never Knew
How Can We Help Children Become Grittier?
Adm. Michelle Howard becomes first four-star woman in Navy history
Patriots Team Captain Still Does a Lot of Grunt Work
Legendary Marine Maj. Zembiec, the ‘Lion of Fallujah,’ died in the service of the CIA
Is it better to be smart or hardworking?
The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep
How Long Does it Actually Take to Form a New Habit? Busting the 21 day myth
Missing sleep may hurt your memory
Cold Water Immersion Tips
The Quickstart Guide to a Decluttered Home
A New Theory of Elite Performance  
Combat Gear List
"I pray that the price we paid on this beach will never be mortgaged."
100 ways to manage your time, energy, and attention to become more productive
The Winning Edge
Is the secret to success as simple as just not giving up?
Special Ops - How to Prepare
48-Year-Old Runs 4:17 Mile
The Amazing Similarities Between High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Alcohol
The Importance of Being Solvent
Nelson Mandela born July 18, 1918 focused on "one thing" his whole life  
Only 14 souls have completed the full distance since the race started in 1986.
Warrior Yoga
The Battle to Be King of the Lumberjacks
Epic Photos From Hardrock 100 Mile in Colorado  
7 ways to fail at Kokoro
Grit the key to job success
First Person to Hike Entirety of 2,200 Mile Appalachian Trail
The Life of Olympian Alice Coachman
The Life of Robert Newhouse
Remembering the Last of the Navajo Code Talkers 
The Life of Steelers Head Coach Chuck Knoll  
Louis Zamperini, Subject of 'Unbroken,' Dies at 97
Zamperini the Hero of 'Unbroken' on Survival
Unbroken: Zamperini Life Lessons


Deep Survival: Who lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales

Iron sharpens iron

June 2014 Web Highlights

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The key to success? Grit  
A Tribute to Discomfort
Free Solo to the Summit of El Toro
Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc Epic Moments
Diana Nyad Commencement Address
Honey Badger Persistence
Climbers of the lost world
The Grand Inga Project
Valley Uprising
Live True
Climbing China’s Incredible Cliffs
Hero War Dog Skydives With Soldier   
90 Year Old Beginner   
Human Mammal, Human Hunter
I was planning on dropping, but as I progressed I got stronger
Dramatic final kilometers of 2014 Padova Marathon in Italy
Inside Firefighter School   
Stranded Florida couple at sea treads water for 14 hours with no life jackets  
Steph Davis: Crazy Beautiful Thing
The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress
Trailer for Code Black - A look into America's busiest ER
Original footage of the famous 1982 "Duel In The Sun" 
The Western States 100 - "The Original"
Unbreakable: The Western States 100
Rob Krar, 2014 Western States 100 Champion, Finish  
Stephanie Howe, 2014 Western States 100 Champion, Finish Video
Leadville Trail 100 miles
Stanford University Strength and Conditioning  
Women as Sumo Warriors
A drive along one of the world's most dangerous roads

Mental Toughness - Art or Science?
Top Ten List: Mental Toughness
After 12 Years of Staying in Fight, Janitor Graduates, with Honors, from Columbia University
At The Head Of Her Class, And Homeless  
Anacostia High School valedictorian says she is ready ‘to get on with everything’
Just Asking: Anacostia High valedictorian on going from a homeless shelter to Georgetown  
Grit And A Growth Mindset
Miles Run Per Game in Various Sports
Once pain enters your head distract yourself by thinking about why you are doing it in the first place
In a .338 Lifetime Average, Every Day Counted
The best reading list for the fighting spirit, ever
Maintain Your Grit  
Vietnam War Amputee Runs First Race Since the 1960s
The scramble to save wounded Marine hero Kyle Carpenter
Veteran Kyle Carpenter wounded by grenade gets Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter celebrated at White House as modern miracle
Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter Receives Medal of Honor   
Ruthlessness and Grit in Startups
The Toughest Footrace in the World
Spartan Race Founder Joe De Sena
How to Develop Grit
Take a stand when circumstances demand it
Hang onto a sense of purpose to live longer
Divine’s 10 Ways to be a Kokoro Leader, Part 1
Divine's 10 Ways to be a Kokoro Leader, Part 2
10 Insights from Inside the Mind of a SEAL
Management: Be Nimble
Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)  
The Secrets of Happy Families
36 year-old lost his right leg, but that did not stop him from doing what he had never done before  
Play chess; learn grit
Elite athletes use a technique known as dissociation
The Barkley Marathons - Few Know How to Enter - Fewer Finish
Sugar, even at moderate levels, toxic to mice health, reproduction
2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail fastest solo time ever (no crew): 60 days
Sting's kids won't inherit his wealth: A way to raise children with 'grit'?
Study: Mindfulness Training Produces Less-Stressed Marines - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society
The Doctor Who Coaches Athletes on Sleep
Marines Infantry Officer Course  
For a Restful Night, Make Your Smartphone Sleep on the Couch
How to Keep Your Muscles Strong as You Age  
On Good Posture
Before WWII ended, William Ash had attempted 13 POW escapes and made it outside the wire a half-dozen times
Baptism by Fire: A Firefighter Confronts His First Test    
Intensity matters. Push yourself.
Growth Versus Fixed Mindset
Why Afternoon May Be the Best Time to Exercise
The Western States 100 and profile of legend Gordon Ainsleigh
Remembering Lt. Michael P. Murphy KIA June 28, 2005
Quiet Your "Monkey Mind"
Why Pre Still Matters
The Psychology of Rituals in Overcoming Loss
Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview
Stanford’s Distinct Training Regimen Redefines Strength
A Gritty View of Success
Why Perseverance and Grit Trump Intelligence as the Key to Success


The Way of the SEAL by Mark Divine


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