Never Drink Cheap Tequila

If you don’t hate tequila, then you certainly know someone who does. Everyone seems to have a story about a time—usually in high school—when a bottle of Cuervo or some even more foul variety sent them running mid-puke to a toilet and waking up with a hangover like raw despair pulsating behind their eyes.

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The Key To Coffee’s Future Might Be Found On This Costa Rican Farm

About 45 minutes north of San Jose, Costa Rica, at 5,000 feet above sea level, in a lush valley just off the two-lane highway snaking through the highlands toward Poás Volcano, sits a brand new Starbucks location. This hilltop branch of the planet’s most ubiquitous coffee slinger has many of the classic menu items of a regular Starbucks, though its location is unarguably better — overlooking a farm that just may end up determining the future of coffee.

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The Zen in the Zen of Running

We had too much of something and running helped us get rid of it, or a lack of something and running helped us get more of it. We wanted to get somewhere and running helped us get there. As with God and ice cream, we turn to running most enthusiastically when times are bad, which is why it’s especially easy to talk ourselves out of running when times are good.That’s how it was with me.

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Excerpt From 'Fruits of Chaos'

On an early evening in mid-May, 2017, I entered the locker room of a private club in the Washington, D.C. area to find then White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer standing near the sink. Spicer is not a tall man, with a stout build and low center of gravity that lend him a munchkin aesthetic, like a well-fed and weather-beaten old carny. He glanced up at me with the furtive eyes of a cornered animal, weaved around me and made for the exit. 

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