January 17. 2014

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Awards Season is Upon Us

Over the weekend, the 2014 Golden Globes kicked off this year's award season. It was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the second year in a row, which meant the show was more hijinx-y than normal. For one thing, when Amy was shown as the nominee in her category for "Best Actress in a Comedy," she took it as an opportunity to get a backrub from Bono — who she then made out with, because why not? Similarly, the Oscar nominations came out yesterday. This year, Ellen DeGeneres will host. Weirdest thing about awards season? The 360-degree "Glam Cams." Thankfully, celebrities like Chris Pratt and Terry Crews make them fun!

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International Sports Events Anyone Can Participate In

The following is a guest article by Josh Weiss-Roessler.

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While many of us enthusiastically follow international sporting events like the Olympics or the World Cup, a very small percentage of people are actually able to participate. But why should professional athletes have all the fun? There are plenty of sports events around the world that anyone can participate in, whether you’re a fitness fanatic, an amateur athlete, or an adrenaline junkie looking for a new thrill. Read on to learn about a few of the international events that you can take part in.

Running of the Bulls: Pamplona, Spain

Probably the most well-known event on this list, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, is an annual mad dash in which runners attempt to cover 875 meters (just over half a mile) without being gored or trampled by the herd of bulls that are set loose behind them. It’s free to participate and there’s no official sign-up, but it’s certainly not for anyone who is particularly concerned with their own mortality. The 2013 event saw a total of 35 injuries, with the majority of them occurring in a massive pile-up at the entrance to the bull ring on July 13th. If you laugh in the face of danger and still have the Running of the Bulls on your bucket list, get yourself over to Pamplona between the 7th and 14th of July. The event is run every morning at 8 during this week, and participants meet up near the historical Town Square.

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