MindShift unpacks your habit

It’s a habit you’ve had since school days: swinging a backpack off your shoulder. Over the years, that weary swing has become embedded in your muscle memory. You’ve graduated to heavier bags and maybe injured your shoulder, yet still you swing the pack by its […]

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Gear for Good is Pleasant Burden

Piggybacking philanthropy on what you buy is a popular trend. Theoretically, that’s what you do when buying something with a ribbon on it. From breast cancer (pink) to veterans (black), there are more than 50 colors and ribbons for awareness and support. It’s a feel-good […]

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A Watch that Walks the Walk

The Outdoor Retailer was full of flashy, over-lit booths showcasing trendy gear that mostly costs a fortune. Rather than get sucked into the glitz, I gravitated to the unassuming entities. One of them was the Bertucci Watch booth. Mike Bertucci, the president of the Illinois-based […]

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Klymit is Cool

Ever have one of those random public transit encounters in which everything turns out friendly and even fortuitous? I had such an encounter, taking the train home from the Outdoor Retailer this summer. In my fog, I’d forgotten to take off my OR badge. An […]

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Klymit is Cool

Ever have one of those random public transit encounters in which everything turns out friendly and even fortuitous? I had such an encounter, taking the train home from the Outdoor Retailer this summer. In my fog, I’d forgotten to take off my OR badge. An […]

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