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The Fall Guy

When Bill Booth was a college student, he was driving in his car when another young man literally fell from the sky, landing in the road directly in front of Booth. It was a skydiver, a participant in what was then an experimental and risky sport. Booth picked him up, drove him back to the airport and changed his life forever.

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The Making of Awe

If we allow it, our lives can be filled with moments of awe. They’re everywhere. We only have to pay attention. Growing Bolder contributor Mike Leonard and his crew set out on a journey to experience a moment of awe and received far more than hoped for.

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Meet World Adventurer Jeanne Socrates

British yachtswoman Jeanne Socrates is the oldest person ever to sail around the world unassisted. Hers is a story of persistence, tenacity and determination. Fresh off her world-record trip around the world, she talks to Growing Bolder about her incredible journey.

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The Fall Guy

When Bill Booth was a college student, he was driving in his car when another young man literally fell from the sky, landing in the road directly in front of Booth. It was a skydiver, a participant in what was then an experimental and risky sport. Booth picked him up, drove him back to the airport and changed his life forever.

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The Making of Awe

If we allow it, our lives can be filled with moments of awe. They’re everywhere. We only have to pay attention. Growing Bolder contributor Mike Leonard and his crew set out on a journey to experience a moment of awe and received far more than hoped for.

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Conservation of the Gulf Coast

Saving, protecting and restoring natural areas is Bob Bendick’s passion — and his life’s work. Now, at 73, Bendick is leading one of the most challenging efforts of his 40-year career: working with state and local governments abutting the Gulf of Mexico, and with federal agencies, to use funds from the worst oil spill in U.S. history to rebuild the fragile coastal ecosystem.

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Never Stop Climbing

Lynn Hill, one of the greatest rock climbers of all-time, is continuing to push the limits and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Learn how she stays motivated and continues to defy ageism as she approaches 60.

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Cycle of Life

When Mary Shanklin decided at age 60 to ride her bike across the country to raise money for the Adult Literacy League, it wasn’t a bump-free ride. In fact, she nearly quit on day two. Learn how she was able to shift her mindset and persevere to be an inspiration for all.

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