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^Ninja Warriors love to test themselves against the quirkiest obstacles you've ever seen<

LIFE-NINJAWARRIOR-TRAINING:LA — The place is hard to find. You must drive into the mountains above Santa Cruz, following a road that turns from asphalt to dirt, then park at the top of a rise and look for a path whose entrance is deliberately concealed by brush.

A handful of men and women arrive here on a weekday afternoon in late spring, tramping through tall pines and occasional poison oak to get to an odd sort of playground.

Fashioned from plywood and metal pipe, the makeshift obstacle course looks like a children's jungle gym, only larger and considerably more dangerous. The man who built it offers his guests a word of advice.

"You have to go hard," David Campbell says. "Like you mean it."

The practice session continues for hours as Campbell and his friends prepare for the season finale of "American Ninja Warrior."

2100 by David Wharton in Scotts Valley, Calif. MOVED


^Competitive eater Joey Chestnut challenges fans, sets personal record with 23 plates of wings<

LIFE-CHESTNUT-WINGS:BZ — Whether it's hot dogs, apple pies or doughnuts, Joey Chestnut can eat more than you. And it won't be close.

The 35-year-old from California has been a dominant force since he entered the world of competitive eating 14 years ago.

His first event was a lobster-eating contest in Reno, Nev., and even though he hadn't tried that food before, "Jaws" still managed to tie for third.

"I had no idea what I was doing. I was making a mess," he said. "But I was like, 'Oh, my god, they're paying me to eat?' I just fell in love with it."

He's probably best known for his unmatched skill at devouring hot dogs, which receives national attention each year during the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on the Fourth of July. He's broken his own record numerous times, and is the current world-record holder with 74.

On Wednesday, he stopped by the Hooters on Light Street in Baltimore City to challenge fans, and himself, to a wing-eating contest. Entering the restaurant, his personal record stood at 220 chicken wings consumed in an hour. As he met with fans, taking selfies and signing autographs, he made it clear he would break that record again.

550 by Ulysses Mu oz in Baltimore. MOVED


^Minnesota family traded their home for a life traveling to state fairs across the country<

LIFE-FAMILY-STATEFAIRS:MS — Jennie Enloe gave the returning workers big hugs, then started to clean the Hideaway Speakeasy, the Minnesota State Fair concession she runs with her husband, Bryan, in the grandstand. Nearby, their two youngest sons raced a remote control truck through the cavernous, empty building, which would soon be packed with fairgoers and vendors.

It was late July, and the Enloes were home in Minnesota to prepare their booth in between stints at state fairs in North Dakota and Iowa. This year, however, home means something different for this family of concessionaires.

In January, they decided to put their White Bear Lake house on the market, sold or gave away most of their possessions, and began driving the country, selling pizza at fairs and livestock shows. By June, the house had closed, the storage facilities were emptied and they had downsized from a 3,300-square-foot "sticks and bricks" house to a 260-square-foot RV.

1250 by Erica Pearson in Minneapolis. MOVED


^Lizards gone wild: UC Berkeley researcher's 'feminist science' bucks male-dominated inquiry<

LIFE-FEMINIST-SCIENCE:SJ — For as long as humans have practiced science, men have dominated research. Much of our understanding of the world has been filtered through their beliefs. For UC Berkeley post-doctoral researcher Ambika Kamath, that's a problem.

The behavioral ecologist studies Anolis sagrei, the brown anole, a small lizard native to the Caribbean and introduced in Florida. For years, it was widely believed that this reptile was territorial, and that females would mate only with the male whose area they occupied. When women scientists first found evidence that might not be the case, their conclusions were dismissed, their findings deemed exceptions, and their papers rejected, Kamath says.

But Kamath, through observation, DNA analysis, mathematical modeling and "feminist science," determined that the lady lizards were actually, so to speak, pretty hot to trot, despite male researchers' inability to recognize — or even look for — behavior she says conflicted with closely held male beliefs about female sexual behavior. Those biases, which go back to Charles Darwin and beyond, continue to influence how science is done, and the conclusions that are reached, she says.

950 by Ethan Baron in San Jose, Calif. MOVED



^Name, age, and Local 19: Why Philadelphia men list their unions on Tinder<

LIFE-TINDER-UNIONS:PH — Swipe long enough and you were bound to find 'em.

Somewhere between "founder at tech company" and graduate student at Temple University was journeyman plumber at Local 690. And there was another, after the baristas, consultants, and (a favorite job title) "hustlers": a tile setter at Local 1 Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Philadelphia. One guy just listed Glaziers Local Union 252, as if it spoke for itself.

They say the labor movement is dying. They must have never gone deep on Tinder.

1250 by Juliana Feliciano Reyes in Philadelphia. MOVED


^Parking garage in Seattle's Pioneer Square named 'coolest' place to park in the nation<

LIFE-PARKING-GARAGE:SE — Perhaps you've walked by that quirky triangular parking garage at Second Avenue and Yesler Way in Pioneer Square and wondered about its unusual design.

Next time, you'll know: It's called the "Sinking Ship," and it's officially the "coolest" place to park in the nation, according to design publication Architizer and London-based Looking4.com, an airport-parking comparison website.

300 by Christine Clarridge in Seattle. MOVED


^Mayo mindfulness: Tips to reclaim some control in your life-work balance<

^HEALTH-LIFEBALANCE:MYO—<There was a time when the boundaries between work and home were fairly clear. Today, however, work is likely to invade your personal life — and maintaining work-life balance is no simple task. When your work life and personal life are out of balance, your stress level is likely to soar.

This might be especially true if you're concerned about losing your job due to restructuring, layoffs or other factors. Technology that enables constant connection to work can eat into time at home. Work-life balance can be especially difficult for parents of young children; almost 60% of employed first-time mothers in the United States return to work within 12 weeks after childbirth.

Still, work-life balance isn't out of reach. Start by evaluating your relationship to work. Then apply specific strategies to help you strike a healthier balance.

1050 From Mayo Clinic News Network. MOVED


^Mayo Clinic minute: Is CBD safe to use?<

^HEALTH-CBD:MYO—<CBD has surpassed all other supplements in history in terms of rapid rise in sales and use in the U.S., says Dr. Brent Bauer, director of the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine and Health Research Program. It's being marketed to help with a myriad of aliments and diseases.

Before considering CBD, Dr. Bauer says it's important to speak with your health care provider as CBD may interact with other medications that you're taking, such as blood thinners.

300 From Mayo Clinic News Network. MOVED


^How to tell if your teen is depressed<

^HEALTH-DEPRESSION:MYO—<Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your teenager thinks, feels and behaves, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical problems. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may be different between teens and adults.

Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for teens. But for some teens, the lows are more than just temporary feelings — they're a symptom of depression.

Teen depression isn't a weakness or something that can be overcome with willpower — it can have serious consequences and requires long-term treatment.

1250 From Mayo Clinic News Network. MOVED



HOME-HOTPROPERTY:LA — Moves later on Fridays.


^Quinn on Nutrition: Can diabetes be reversed?<

^NTR-HEALTH-ONNUTRITION:MN—<Registered dietitian and diabetes educator Charlene Dorcey said it as gently as she could:

"We've gotten fluffier as a nation and as we've gotten heavier, we also have more diabetes." (Diabetes now affects almost one of every 10 people in the US.)

What's more scary, she continued, is the number of Americans with prediabetes, a condition that makes us five to six times more likely to get diabetes than the average person. As of 2017, that number stood at 84 million people.

Yet there is some good news. We now know much more about how to prevent and treat diabetes than we ever did before. And while diabetes still remains a life-long condition that can't be completely reversed, we can do some things to put Type 2 diabetes into remission, experts now report.

500 by Barbara Quinn. MOVED


^Probiotic helps breast-fed babies beat antibiotic-resistant germs, UC Davis study says<

MED-PROBIOTIC-BABIES:SA — Researchers at UC Davis say they were able to dramatically reduce the number of antibiotic-resistant germs in breast-fed newborns' intestines by giving them a daily dose of probiotic for just three weeks during their first month of life.

Dr. Mark Underwood, a neonatologist and senior author on the study, said he expected to see a drop in the pathogens, but he was surprised that newborns who received the probiotic had 90% fewer antibiotic-resistant bacteria than infants who were fed only breast milk.

1100 by Cathie Anderson in Sacramento, Calif. MOVED



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