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JESSE

"In 2015, I raced late model stock cars. That was the first legit competition. So, I started way late. I had to learn quick. I spent a lot of time training on my racing simulator at home, so I was halfway decent when I actually got to the track. I wasn't completely horrible." He states, "In any journey, anytime you are going after something big, you're going to come across a lot of adversity, and you have got to get past it. That adversity is what's going to make you stronger. I have learned that many times over."

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ABANDONED DREAMS

Ghost Towns
of the
Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert is a vast expanse of desert on Chile's west coast. Covering 990 miles, it's the driest desert in the world with the exception of the polar regions. With over 40,000 square miles of parched terrain, one might assume human life could never survive in such a desolate and inhospitable region. In defiance to that belief, stands the skeleton-like remains of what was

once a thriving city.

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THE ART OF STAYING ALIVE

How Not To Die:
First Aid 
Basic Training

Having a basic knowledge of first aid is the best defense for unexpected medical emergencies. One of the most useful first aid skills is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. In the event someone has a cardiac or breathing emergency, CPR can keep a person alive until emergency medical professionals arrive on the scene. Learn basic first aid with these simple tips.

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LISTEN TO THIS

Atomic Zombie Records:
The Monsterous Groove
Of Lawrence, Kansas

Founder of Atomic Zombie Records, songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Derek Neibarger has spent countless hours writing and recording in his home studio. "I think there's so much benefit to being creative. Even if it's not music. If you're a tattoo artist or you like to write short stories - anything. I think being creative is something essential to

our well-being." 

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HISTORY BEDEVILED

Carthage Empire: 
The Superpower
Of  The Mediterranean

Hannibal Barca, the famous general,

is usually what history books mention when it comes to the Carthaginian Empire. His 16-year assault on the Roman Empire included scaling the Alps with an army of thousands and 37 war elephants. Bringing the fight into the heart of the Roman Empire, Hannibal Barca has been remembered as one of history's greatest generals.

However, there is so much more to the Carthaginian Empire.

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RECOLLECTED RECIPES

Traditional
Tunisian

Brik

Made of paper-thin pastry sheets called malsouka, these crispy treats are filled with combinations of poached egg, tuna, potatoes, chopped onions, parsley, capers, and harissa. The malsouka is folded into a triangle with the filling inside and deep-fried, often in simmering olive or grapeseed oil. Variations of the filling can make these savory treats great for appetizers, breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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RECOLLECTED RECIPES

Classic
Tunisian
Harissa

This spicy, thick paste is a rich combination of garlic and hot chili peppers. Many meat and fish dishes in Tunisia pair well with harissa, where it is used as a condiment. Even soups and stews benefit from the fire of harissa as it adds a little kick to liven up any dish. A variety of peppers may be used to make harissa allowing the spread to have a slight kick or engulf the mouth in an inferno of flavor.

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FEATURED STORY

Jesse Iwuji: 
A Hero Both On
& Off  The Track

NASCAR spectators are often treated to speeds of over 200 mph and sometimes watch as mere mortals walk away from fiery collisions of twisted metal. The drivers are, by many, considered modern-day gladiators, and Jesse Iwuji is one such warrior. Two things that define Iwuji as a person are his love for country and a fighting spirit. After traveling around the world, he believes there is no other place quite like the United States.

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IMPACT

Vigilante Cares:
PTSD Relief  From The Awe of Flight

I first experienced relief from PTSD when I was flying a drone in 2015. When I was flying, I had a momentary escape from the dark thoughts. Seeing the world from a new perspective allowed me to escape my troubles. As a result, I decided to start a nonprofit. Vigilante Cares was founded in 2018 with a mission to place a drone in the hands of every veteran suffering

from this condition.