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Skydiving and Entrepreneurship: Why They Aren't As Different As One May Think

Lauren Goldstein | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Lauren Goldstein

Why do I share with you my story about skydiving? Simple, those 3 seconds before I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane were when the fear in my head and in my soul was deafening.

This Candidate For Governor Jumped Out Of An Airplane To Raise Awareness For Veterans

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

Republican Will T. Scott jumped out of an airplane Monday to raise awareness for his efforts to help veterans in the state of Kentucky. Scott, a re...

Woman's 100th Birthday Makes The Rest Of Us Look Seriously Lame

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty

Georgina Harwood may be 100, but she doesn't act a day over 92. Then again, her 92 could just as easily pass for someone else's 30. That's because ...

What Does It Really Feel Like to Jump Out of a Perfectly Good Airplane?

Quora | Posted 12.14.2014 | Sports
Quora

There's rushing wind, and there's blue. So much blue, and so intense: the blue of the sky, the blue of Monterey Bay and the Pacific.

2 Skydivers Die After Crashing Into Building

AP | Posted 09.29.2014 | Crime

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say two skydivers have died after crashing into a building during a tandem jump on Cape Cod. Barns...

I Won't Let My Disability Stop Me From Breaking All The Rules

Hannah Zack | Posted 10.15.2014 | Teen
Hannah Zack

Little did my disability know, that when I jumped out of the airplane, I left it behind. With every passing second that I was in free fall, I felt every layer of fear, resentment and shame I've experienced during my life, peeling right off of me.

Enjoying The Greatest High Of My Life At Age 91

Phyllis Sues | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Skydiving is the best high you'll ever have or had, and there's no down side. I have to correct that statement. Driving home from San Diego to Los Angeles, no matter what time it is -- not exactly a high. The next day after skydive, I'm walking 10 ft. off the ground and my energy is at an all-time high.

'Mini-Tornado' May Have Caused Skydiver Death

AP | Posted 08.01.2014 | Crime

CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) — A safety expert for a national skydiving association says a "mini tornado" caused the accident that killed a correction offic...

1 Dead, 2 Hurt In Skydiving Accidents

AP | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- One person has died and two others are injured after separate skydiving accidents in southern Wisconsin. Racine County sheriff...

Skydivers Perfectly Land Slip 'N Slide From 5,000 Feet

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Weird News

We've seen our share of impressive stunts, but this is definitely one for the books. With summer heat in full effect in Arizona, skydivers Niklas D...

11 or So Things I Don't Want to Do Before I Die

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

There are two things I would like to do before I die: Use up most of what's in our pantry and use my miles. More important is what I don't want to do before I die, like...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

This Woman Celebrated Her 77th Birthday In The Fiercest Way Possible

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty

For more than seven decades, Pat Leitner has gone in search of new experiences and new adventures. Her 77th birthday was no different: she celebrated ...

Skydiving Pilot Had Never Jumped Before -- Until The Day His Plane Crashed

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Weird News

Pilot Shawn Kinmartin spent his days flying people who elect to jump out of an airplane, but he'd never taken the plunge himself. That all changed on ...

Why Groupon Makes Gift-Giving Something Of A Joke

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Gabrielle Burton

Some people think Mother's Day has become too commercial, and there are always those cranks around still harping on the US lagging behind other developed countries in providing high quality early child care, don't get them started on paid maternal leave or unequal pay for women. Not me: I'm all for mothers getting anything they can, bring it on, I mean, really, just make sure to give them enough stuff on Mother's Day to get them through the other 364 days of childcare without that village that never shows up to help.

Watch This Terrifying BASE Jump From World's Tallest Building

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.23.2014 | Weird News

If you're afraid of heights, you might not want to click the "play" button. The video above shows a BASE jump from the pinnacle of the 2,717-foot-...

When $#*! Really Gets Real With Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

We had passed our jump run. I took it as a sign from God, and so while making the turn around, I asked Him a question: "What am I so afraid of?"

WATCH: Camera Falls From Plane, Lands In Pigpen & Almost Gets Eaten

Posted 02.12.2014 | Weird News

We're always skeptical of videos that appear too good to be true (we're looking at you, Jimmy Kimmel), and this one has all the makings of a potential...

This Photo Says Everything You Need To Know About Burning Man

Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts

This photo says everything you need to know about Burning Man. The well-timed image -- a throwback photo originally posted to Reddit in 2012 --...

This Is What It Looks Like To Skydive Into The NFL Playoffs

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

For the members of Team Thunderstorm, Mile High just isn't high enough. Billed as the official Denver Broncos parachute team, Team Thunderstorm ar...

How To Make Your Husband Feel Like A Kid Again

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 03.15.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Skydiving is falling, technically, but it's uplifting nonetheless, and about as close as we humans can come to flying. Seems there are quite a few of us who want to experience feeling free as a bird without actually being outdoors and dealing with the weather.

10 Reasons Why Jordan Is So Much More Than Petra

Adam Pervez | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Maybe you've seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as he travels on horse to reveal Petra's Treasury carved out of its rock surroundings. In some ways this was Petra's unveiling to the world, and perhaps Jordan's unveiling as a tourist destination.

25 Things You Absolutely Positively Must Do Before You Die

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty

Everyone has a bucket list. Whether it's wacky, wild, fearless or frivolous, most people have compiled a list of things they want to do or places they...

Fearless 93-Year-Old Sky-Dives With Wife's Ashes For Beautiful Reason

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty

Jack Hake and his recently deceased wife of 73 years, Victoria, nicknamed "Smudge," did everything together. So, when the 93-year-old British veteran ...

California Man Marks 100th Birthday With Incredible Feat

AP | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty

PERRIS, Calif. -- PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — When Vernon Maynard's friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the Southern Ca...

WATCH: Skydivers Escape Mid-Air Collission

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.05.2013 | Weird News

Two Wisconsin skydiving planes collided in mid-air as a helmet camera captured the horrifying scene. NBC News obtained exclusive video of the incid...