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Urban Roller Skating Survives While Rinks Close Nationwide

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts

By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - On a frigid winter night, snow blankets hundreds of cars in the dark parking lot outside the...

9 Totally Weird Holiday Traditions Around the World

Findery | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel

There are hundreds of holiday traditions around the globe, many of which you've probably never heard of -- the giant goat made of hay (Sweden), the witch that brings candy (Italy), the burning pile of dirt (Guatemala).

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

It's only been in recent years that I am at peace with food, and I am certain that this is much more than a temporary truce. Why did it take me such a long time to appreciate the value in my acupuncturist's words? Look around, there's a standard in this country that is harmful to women. Life is lived in many shapes and sizes.

Happy Anniversary to the Roller Skate! Great Skating Moments in Pop Culture

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 02.27.2014 | Good News
Jeryl Brunner

129 years ago this month, Richardson obtained a patent for his innovation: placing steel ball bearings in the wheels.

My Proudest Moment As a Parent

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

I suck at roller skating, and I love it. That's what kept going through my mind when I got the latest report from our daughter, Katie, a freshman in college who's still getting used to how difficult her classes are. "Physics is kicking my ass," she said. "And I love it."

A Skater's Guide to the Best Roller Rinks in Chicago

Anne Sobel | Posted 01.19.2013 | Chicago
Anne Sobel

Chicago, along with Atlanta and Detroit, houses the most prolific urban roller skate dance scene in the country. While this form of skating is largely influenced by hip-hop music and dance, Chicago's style of skating is known as "JB."

PHOTOS: The Heat's First Lady Helps Miami Set A Record

| Jipsy | Posted 06.09.2012 | Miami

Evian celebrated World Health Day in Miami presenting Live Young, Skate On! at Collins Park in Miami Beach. Hundreds of skate fans came out to help se...

Finding Derby

Michele Weldon | Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago
Michele Weldon

My pink vinyl bag has a laminated ID card on it with my alias: Mich The Masher. At 53, I am a roller derby girl.

Super Mom: Amanda Doss

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

I met Amanda recently at an October 2008 birthday party for neighborhood babies. She not only skates with Gotham Girls, but also runs two film production companies out of her home in Brooklyn.

Rolling With the Santa Cruz Derby Groms

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Greg Archer

After slipping into some skates and what felt like a ton of padding, I interviewed several of these Derb-ettes.