Red Bull Athletes

Why has the Red Bull energy drink company built up its very own sporting empire, organizing aerobatics competitions, sponsoring snowboarders and running a soccer team in New York?

Doping is the biggest problem facing professional sport, yet so far Red Bull hasn't joined the fight to end the practice. Why should it? Its own product may not be on any list of banned substances, but it purports to "give you wings," give you a boost. That's what it's all about. A new sort of athlete is emerging. You could call it "Generation Red Bull." In an ideal world you would end up with someone like Sebastian Vettel; a friendly version of this species of passionate, ruthless, rather narcissistic sportsmen and -women. Red Bull athletes are egotistical and daring.

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The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?

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  • In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
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Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you. 

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Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

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